John H. Hershey, 93, retired dairy farmer, father of four, enjoyed gardening and cooking

By on June 22, 2016

John H. Hershey, 93, of Lititz, passed away peacefully at home Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Clayton and Elizabeth Huber Hershey. He was the loving husband of the late Mary B. Garman Hershey who died in 2015.

John retired as a dairy farmer in Penn Township. He was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. John enjoyed gardening, cooking and he loved to spend time with his family.

Surviving are three children: Shirley A., wife of Benjamin H. Fisher, of Manheim; Barry L., husband of Marilyn Hershey, of Lititz; Karen E., wife of Dennis Shellenberger, of Manheim; daughter-in-law: Linda Hershey of Mount Joy; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother: Levi, husband of Vivian Hershey, of Lancaster; and a sister: Esther Ober of Mount Joy.

He was preceded in death by a son: J. Marlin Hershey; brother: Clarence Hershey; and a sister: Annie Keener.

Services were held June 21 at White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim. Interment followed in Graybills Brethren Cemetery, Elm.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in John’s memory to United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

To send the family online condolences, visit BuchFuneral.com. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, had charge of the arrangements.

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