Lydia W. (Hurst) Nolt, 84, Meadow Valley Mennonite Church member, mother of five

By on January 31, 2018

Lydia W. (Hurst) Nolt, 84, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018, at home after a short illness.

She was the loving wife of Paul Z. Nolt, to whom she was married for 64 years. She was born March 21, 1933 in East Earl Township to the late Isaac Z. and Lizzie (Weaver) Hurst.

She was a member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

In addition to her husband, Lydia is survived by four sons: Carl H., husband of Karen (Sensenig) Nolt of Ephrata; Lamar H., husband of Lois (Hostetter) Nolt of Lititz; Nelson H., husband of Jane (Weaver) Nolt of Lititz; Gerald H., husband of Gloria (Martin) Nolt of Newport; one daughter: Earlene H., wife of Leroy Sauder of Lititz; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; and two brothers: Phares W. Hurst; and Amos W., husband of Martha (Sensenig) Hurst.

She was preceded in death by two daughters-in-law: Edna (Nolt) Nolt, Miriam (Huber) Nolt; one grandson: Roy Lester Nolt; and nine siblings: Reuben W. Hurst; Katie W. Hurst; Annie, wife of the late Michael Nolt; Frances W. Hurst; Isaac W. Hurst, Aaron W. Hurst; Lizzie, wife of Titus Weaver; Edna, wife of the late Leon Martin; and a stillborn brother.

Services were held Jan. 30 at Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Ephrata, with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at

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