Hiram W. Nissley, 87, farmer, Chemgro worker, Kauffman Mennonite Church deacon, gardener

By on January 2, 2019

Hiram W. Nissley, 87, formerly of Landisville Road, Manheim, passed away peacefully at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster on Friday, Dec. 21, 2018.

Born in East Hempfield Township, he was the son of the late Albert R. and Stella Witmer Nissley. He was the loving husband of Mary C. Bauman Nissley, and they celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary in September.

Hiram worked at Chemgro, East Petersburg and for several Feed Mills in Lancaster County. In his earlier years, he operated his farm in East Hempfield Township. Hiram was a member of Kauffman Mennonite Church, Manheim where he served as a deacon for many years. He also served as treasurer and on the board for the Manheim Christian Day School.

His interests included flower and vegetable gardening and he loved to spend time with his family.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five daughters: Diane L. Zaiac (Paul) of Marietta; Joyce E. Jones (William) of Lancaster; Barbara J. Carmer (Kasey) of Penns Grove, N.J.; Eileen K.; and Cheryl A. Nissley, both of Landisville; and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter; and two sisters: Irene Nissley and D. Virginia Nissley.

Services were held Dec. 27 at Kauffman Mennonite Church, Manheim. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Hiram’s memory to the Mennonite Home, Benevolent Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

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

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