Mary Ella Zimmerman, 59, homemaker, mother of three, attended Groffdale Frame Mennonite

By on June 7, 2017

Mary Ella Zimmerman, 59, of New Holland, passed away unexpectedly, Friday, June 2, 2017, at Lancaster General Hospital, due to injuries from an accident.

She was born in Berks County to the late Leroy and Sarah (Weaver) Martin, and was the wife of Alvin N. Zimmerman with whom she shared 39 years of marriage.

Mary Ella was a member of the Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her three children: Rosene, wife of Nathan Shirk, of Ephrata; Harlan, husband of Karen Zimmerman, of Ephrata; LoisAnn, wife of Dale Nolt, of Leola; 11 grandchildren; eight siblings: Irvin, husband of Esther Martin, of Mifflinburg; Anna Mae Martin of Mifflinburg; Esther, wife of Daniel Martin, of Lewisburg; Leon, husband of Marian Martin, of Millmont; Floyd, husband of Katie Martin, of Mifflinburg; Kenneth, husband of Dorothy Martin, of Mifflinburg; John David, husband of Louise Martin, of Mifflinburg; and Jerry, husband of Elva Martin, of Lewisburg.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother: Leroy Martin; and a granddaughter: Sarah Nolt.

Services were held June 6 at the Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference, West Earl Township, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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