Nyla Grace Ebersole Witmer, 88, Farm Bureau worker, farm wife, mother of four, enjoyed ceramics

By on August 15, 2018

Nyla Grace Ebersole Witmer, 88, of Brethren Village, passed away on Monday, Aug. 6, 2018 at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Silver Spring, she was the daughter of the late Christian S. and Susan (Shenk) Ebersole. Nyla was the wife of Harold K. Witmer.

Nyla graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School. She worked for the Farm Bureau before becoming a farm wife, raising four sons. She enjoyed arts and crafts, especially ceramics.

Surviving in addition to her husband: Harold; are four sons: Veryl Witmer of New York City; Lamar Witmer of San Francisco; Jeffrey Witmer, husband of Dawn of Manheim; and Rodney Witmer, husband of Wendy Hoke Witmer of Landisville; three grandchildren; Abigail Witmer, Kammi Witmer and Reyna Trujillo; four honorary grandchildren: Jacob, Erin, Issac and Silas Buckwalter; five great-grandchildren; a brother: David Ebersole, husband of Mary Ann of Manheim; and Miriam Charles of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a brother: Ernest Ebersole; and a sister: Ethel Metzler.

A memorial service honoring Nyla’s life was held at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Mount Joy on Aug. 10. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

To send an online, condolence, visit sheetzfuneralhome.com. Sheetz Funeral Home, Mount Joy, handled the arrangements.

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