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Martha C. Hoffer Hess, 89, served with MCC, singer, doctor office administrator
Martha C. Hoffer Hess, 89, passed away peacefully at home in Terre Hill after a brief illness Monday, June 10, 2013.
She was born Dec. 5, 1923 in Elizabethtown to the late Irwin S. Hoffer and Floy S. Crouthamel Hoffer and was the wife of the late Dr. Robert Buckwalter Hess, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage.
Martha was a graduate of Ambler High School and Juniata College. She and Robert served with Mennonite Central Committee from 1947-1949 in the China Relief Medical Unit before moving to Terre Hill in 1950 where her husband opened a private practice of general medicine. Martha joined her husband as office administrator for the last 30 years of his more than 60-year practice.
She was an active member of Akron Mennonite Church and sang with the Franconia-Lancaster Choral Singers for more than 50 years. Martha enjoyed music, flowers, bird-watching, travel, reading, learning and visiting with her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. She was a generous person who enjoyed life and sharing with others.
Martha is survived by her children: Susan A, wife of the late Robert L. Hurst, of New Holland; Martha L., wife of Mark Kelley, of Orono, Maine; Robert B. Hess, Jr. of Denver; Thomas I. Hess of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Rebecca F., wife of Dean Good, of Akron and Philip D., husband of Terri (Schnader) Hess, of Ephrata; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sibling: Floy Hoffer Ware of Santa Monica, Calif.
Services were held Saturday, June 15 at the church with pastors Jim S. Amstutz and Michelle Dula officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Martha’s memory may be made to Philhaven Hospital, Development Office, Box 550, Mt. Gretna PA 17064 or Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron PA 17501.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.
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