Anna E. Slaymaker, 88, homemaker, attended Blue Rock Mennonite Church, mother of four

By on June 24, 2015

Anna E. (Martin) Slaymaker, 88, a homemaker, of Manheim, formerly of Columbia, went to be with the Lord Thursday, June 18, 2015, at the Mt. Hope Nazarene Retirement Community, Manheim.

She was the wife of John M. Slaymaker Jr. whom she married Feb. 28, 1953. They recently celebrated their 62nd anniversary.

Born July 23, 1926 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Elmer G. and Ada Mae (Kreider) Martin.

Anna was a member of the Blue Rock Mennonite Church, Lancaster. She was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother throughout her lifetime.

Also surviving are three children: Dale Slaymaker, married to Marjorie, of Washington Boro; John M. Slaymaker III, married to Martha, of Columbia; and Debi S. Slaymaker-Walker, of Mount Joy. In addition to her children, she is survived by 24 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter: Anna Mae Hertzler; and grandchildren: Melody Rose Hertzler and Justin Slaymaker; one brother; and two sisters.

Funeral services will be held at the Blue Rock Mennonite Church, 3453 Blue Rock Road, Route 999, Lancaster, PA 17603 on Friday, June 26, at 2 p.m. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a viewing held at the Blue Rock Mennonite Church on Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. and also following the service on Friday. Kindly omit flowers.

To submit an online condolence, visit Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville, had charge of the arrangements.

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