Rachel Hursh, 54, born in Ephrata

By on May 9, 2012

Rachel W. (Burkholder) Hursh, 54 years old, of Middleburg, died Friday, May 4, 2012 at her home.

She was born on July 13, 1957 in Ephrata, a daughter of the late Titus and Elizabeth (Weaver) Burkholder. She was the wife of Earl Ray Hursh, of Middleburg, for 34 years.

She was a member of Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills.

She is survived by eight children — four sons: Duane Husband of Helen (Miller) Hursh, of Middleburg; and Randall, Ryan and Jeremy, all at home; and four daughters: Virginia, Melissa, Rachelle and Janita, all at home; a grandson: Derrick Hursh; 13 brothers and sisters: Ida, wife of Paul Brubacker, of Ripley, Maine; Laverne, wife of Harry Erb, of Scurry, Texas; Eby, husband of Ruth (Hostetter) Burkholder, of Lititz; Vera, wife of Ira Hege Jr. of Hagerstown, Md.; James Burkholder, husband of Rachel (Hostetter), of Tamaqua; Mary, wife of Clarence Wenger, of Manheim; Sara, wife of Roy Zimmerman, of New Holland; Jesse, husband of Mary Ellen (Martin) Burkholder, of Spring Mills; Esther, wife of James Sensenig, of Arcola, Ill.; David, husband of Tracy (McCool) Burkholder, of Mifflinburg; Rhoda, wife of Dale Martin, of Scipio Center, N.Y.; Miriam, wife of Marlin Nolt, of Myerstown; and John, husband of Anne (Burkholder) Burkholder, of Colby, Wisc.

The funeral service was held on May 8 at Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, Mt. Pleasant Mills. Officiating ministers were Jay A. Martin, Ivan Martin, Jr., Harry Erb and James Sensenig. Burial took place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Donations may be made to Evangelical Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills, is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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