Elva Mae Hein, 93, Donegal Industries seamstress, enjoyed antiques, spending time with family

By on December 21, 2016

Elva Mae Hein, 93, formerly of Elstonville, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, at Luther Acres, Lititz.

Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late Menno and Verna Shank Hoffer. She was the loving wife of the late Clarence A. Hein, who died in 2009.

Elva retired as a seamstress at the former Donegal Industries. Following retirement, she helped her husband operate the former Hein’s Antiques, Elstonville. Elva was a member of the United Zion Church, Elizabethtown. Her interest included cooking, baking, antiques, and puzzles. She loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving are two sons: Ronald D., husband of Ann Martin Hein, of Lititz; Barry E. Hein of Lancaster; two grandchildren: Deana R., wife of Eric Nordstrom, of Conestoga; Dana R., wife of Michael Rice, of Lancaster; three great-grandchildren: Jason, Megan, and Anders; and a sister: Geraldine Swope of Manheim.

She was preceded in death by two brothers: Elam and J. Kenneth Hoffer.

Services were held Dec. 16 at Buch Funeral Home, Manheim. Interment was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Rapho Township.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Elva’s memory to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, was entrusted with the arrangements.

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