Marlene Hershey, 77, from Reinholds, met Jesus face-to-face on Saturday, June 29 while surrounded by family at home. Born near Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Pastor Abner and Lena Stoltzfus. Marlene was a talented musician, enjoying a music career that spanned decades playing the piano, organ and singing, and it was highlighted by The Hersheyettes, a musical trio comprised of Marlene and her two daughters. For 17 years, Marlene hosted “Hearthside Hymns,” a bi-weekly Sunday telecast on WGAL. Marlene also worked as a registered nurse, most recently as a psychiatric nurse for Lancaster Regional Medical Center. Marlene faithfully attended Weist Memorial Church in Schoeneck. In addition to her love for music, Marlene was an avid reader and collector of hundreds of cookbooks, with a hobby of cooking and trying new recipes. Marlene will be lovingly missed by: daughters, Brenda married to Mark Miller, Reinholds, Sherri married to Glenn Burkhart, Stevens, son Darin married to JoEllen Crampsey, West Chester; grandchildren, Anthony (Stephanie) Burkhart, Kiersie (Andreas) Scherzer, Brandon (Alexandria) Miller, Ethan (Whitney) Burkhart, Adam (Beverly) Miller; great-grandchildren, Shawn Stauffer-Burkhart, Esme, Ivy and Kieran Scherzer; siblings, Dr. Richard Stoltzfus husband of Elaine, Dayton, Va., J. Ronald Stoltzfus husband of Donna, Atglen, Janice wife of Donald, Ephrata, Doris widow of Dr. Virgil Stoltzfus, Valparaiso, Ind. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dr. Virgil Stoltzfus; infant daughter, Donna René.
The celebration of life will be Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Ridgeview Mennonite Church, 3723 Ridge Road, Gordonville with a private burial for immediate family prior to the memorial service. Viewing: Saturday, July 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Ridgeview Mennonite Church. In lieu of gifts, memorial donations can be made to:
Hospice of Lancaster County