Minnie (Heister) Harding, 96, crocheter, Stevens Craft Show standholder, enjoyed golfing

By on January 24, 2018

Minnie (Heister) Harding, 96, passed away on Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018, at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata.

She was born in Reinholds on July 12, 1921, to the late Sally (Sweigart) Hassler. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph S. Harding, on June 16, 2009.

She is survived by her children: Shirley A. Martin; Donald E. (Nancy); Richard L. (Antoinette); Ruth A. wife of Lynwood Hassler; and Rick L.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Minnie enjoyed playing golf with her husband. She also enjoyed crocheting, and for a number of years she could be seen with her crafts at the Stevens Craft Show. She liked to spend time with her grandchildren coloring and playing cards.

Minnie was a former member of Swamp Lutheran Church, Reinholds, and Emmanuel Mennonite Church.

Besides her mother and husband, she was preceded in death by her half-brothers: Edward S. Pierce and John R. Hassler; and half-sister: Sally Hassler Fasnacht.

A viewing will be held from 10 to 11 a.m., on Saturday, Jan. 27, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, 659 S. 4th St., Denver. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m., with Pastor Bradley Haws officiating. Interment will take place in St. John’s Reformed Church Cemetery in Wernersville.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522 ,or your favorite charity.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver. Online condolences can be given at roseborostradling.com.

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