Miriam E. Bollinger, 96, cook at Clay Elementary, farmer’s wife, enjoyed entertaining

By on June 10, 2015

Miriam E. Bollinger, 96, of Lancaster, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015, at Brethren Village.

She was born in Refton to the late Clair Herr and Minnie Beulah (Rohrer) Witmer and was the wife of the late Jacob S. Bollinger who passed away in 2013.

She was a member of the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren. During her working years, she was a cook at Clay Elementary School where she retired after 20 years. Following her retirement, she was a food service worker at the Lincoln Auto Auction and worked with her husband on their farm. Miriam was a very hard worker and loved cooking and entertaining.

Miriam is survived by a son: Dr. John Jacob, husband of Lynn Marie (Christensen) Bollinger, of Boulder, Colo.; three daughters: Judith Bollinger, wife of Harold Keeport, of Ephrata; Nancy Lee Bollinger, wife of Hampton Lee Price, of Fairport, N.Y.; Betty Bollinger, wife of Jim Glatfelter, of Willow Street; four grandchildren: Benjamin Lee Price, Daniel Scott Price, Lucy Belle Bollinger, Andrew Jacob Bollinger; a great-granddaughter: Eleanor Amanda Price; a brother: Jacob Rohrer, husband of Mary Ella Witmer; two sisters-in-law: Louise Witmer, Barbara Witmer; and a brother-in-law: Herbert Myer.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by three brothers: Raymond Frank Witmer, Paul Rohrer Witmer, Mervin Rohrer Witmer; and a sister: Mary Beulah (Witmer) Myer.

Services were held June 6 at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, Lititz, with Pastor Paul Brubaker officiating. Interment took place in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Miriam’s memory may be made to Brethren Village, Good Samaritan Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17606.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes Inc., Akron/Ephrata. Online condolences can be given at stradlingfuneralhome.com.

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