Rebecca Seibel, 83, Fairmount Homes resident

By on July 26, 2012

Rebecca W. (Sauder) Seibel, 83, of Manheim, exchanged time for eternity with family gathered by her bedside Thursday, July 19, 2012 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata. Although being challenged with Alzheimer’s for the last 12 years, it was a great joy interacting with our mother.

She was born in Churchtown to the late Christian and Rebecca (Weaver) Sauder and was the wife of the late Norman H. Seibel, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage before his passing in 2009.

Rebecca was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Rebecca is survived by nine children: Dorothy Elaine, wife of Raymond H. Good, of Lititz; Carolyn S., wife of Amos S. Hurst, of Lititz; Vernon S., husband of Arlene M. (Martin) Seibel, of Danville; Joanne S., wife of Amos Z. Musser, of McVeytown; Linda S., wife of Dennis L. Nolt, of Ephrata; Brenda S., wife of Joseph M. Zimmerman, of Manheim; Rhoda S., wife of Leon W. Horning, of Worthington, Mass.; Barbara S., wife of Eli Clair Zimmerman, of Fleetwood; and Gerald S., husband of Christina Joy (Hurst) Seibel, of Manheim; 42 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Christ, husband of Anna Mary (Sensenig) Sauder, of Akron; and Earl, husband of Arlene (Martin) Sauder, of East Earl; seven sisters: Edna, wife of the late Elias Gingrich, of Myerstown; Anna, wife of David Nolt, of Ephrata; Laura, wife of Melvin Weaver, of Ephrata; Dorothy, wife of Irwin Martin, of Denver; Arlene, wife of Edward Weaver, of New Holland; Minerva, wife of Jessie Lehman, of Lebanon; and Verna Pruchnewniska, of Berwick.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a sister and brother- in-law: Esther W. and H. Ivan Sensenig.

Funeral services were held on July 23 at the Clearview Mennonite Church, Mt. Joy, with Bishops Lester Martin, Melvin Martin and Leon Horning officiating. Interment took place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

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