John O. Hershey 92, seed dealer, church deacon

By on December 19, 2012

John O. Hershey, 92, passed away Saturday, Dec. 15, 2012 at Landis Homes.

Born in Leacock Township, he was the son of the late Rev. Martin R. and Sue Eby Hershey. He was the husband of the late Dorothy Mae Neff Hershey who died in 2004.

John farmed for 16 years, was a seed salesman for P.L. Rohrer for nine years, then became a self-employed seed dealer for 27 years. He was involved in the mission of Hershey’s Mennonite Church in establishing the Derry Mennonite Church where he served as Deacon.

He is survived by a daughter: Lorraine Graybill of Lancaster; grandchildren: Dean Graybill, Daryl Graybill, both of Lancaster, Dawn Morder of Newport; five great-grandchildren; a sister: Miriam Hershey; and brother: J. Eby Hershey, both of Lititz

Services were held Dec. 19 at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, Lititz.

Arrangements by Furman Home for Funerals, Leola.