Reba H. Hershey, 93, Manheim Auto Auction worker, White Oak COB member, avid gardener

By on April 11, 2018

Reba H. Hershey, 93, of Manheim, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Born in Rapho Township, she was the daughter of the late Peter and Rebecca Heistand Hernley. Reba was the loving wife of the late John K. Hershey, who died in February 2013.

For 10 years Reba was employed at the Manheim Auto Auction in the food service department. She was a faithful and active member of the White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim, where she served as a Sunday school teacher and as a youth counselor for 17 years. Reba was also active with Lay Renewal Ministries. In 1954 she volunteered at the International Work Camp in Germany. Throughout her life Reba appreciated her family heritage. In her later years Reba volunteered at Brethren Village. Her interests included vegetable and flower gardening, and sewing.

Surviving is a brother: Peter A., husband of Mary Kathryn Hernley of Manheim; two sisters: Orpah H. Graybill of Lititz; Lois H., wife of Gordon Derstler of Lititz; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are three sisters: Naomi H. Greiner, Ruth H. Rohrer, and Jane Sheetz.

Reba’s memorial service was held April 9 at the White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Interment will be private in Graybill’s Brethren Cemetery, Elm.

Those desiring may send contributions in Reba’s memory to: White Oak Church of the Brethren Benevolent Fund, 1211 N. Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545; or Water Street Mission, 210 S. Prince St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

To place a condolence online, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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