Joseph (Benner) Boll, 87, deacon at Shirksville Mennonite Church for 60 years

By on March 25, 2015

Joseph (Benner) Boll, 87, of Richland, died peacefully at the Good Samaritan Hospital Tuesday, March 17, 2015.

He was the husband of Esther (Horning) Boll. On June 5, they would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary. Born in Lititz on April 24, 1927, he was the son of the late Noah & Viola (Benner) Boll.

He was a member of the Shirksville Mennonite Church where was ordained deacon in 1954.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son: Mark H. (Deborah) Boll of Newmanstown; a daughter: Mary Ann (Marvin) Gehman of Bethel; five brothers: Roy Boll of Manheim, Titus Boll of Lititz, Homer Boll of Lebanon, Elvin Boll of Elizabethtown, and Lester Boll of Lititz; four sisters: Rhoda (Robert) Sensening of Lebanon; Ruth, wife of the late Victor Weaver of New Holland; Irene, wife of the late Richard Haller of Lititz; and Esther (Stanley) Wine of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife of 30 years: Evelyn (Hollinger) Boll; two brothers: Sanford and Luke; and a sister: Anna Mary Kreider.

Services were held March 23 at Shirksville Mennonite Church, Fredericksburg. Burial followed at the church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Online condolences may be given at Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown, handled the arrangements.

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