Raymond B. Ebersole, 86, dairy farmer, worked at Manheim Auto Auction, enjoyed hunting

By on July 6, 2016

Raymond B. Ebersole, 86, formerly of Elstonville, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday afternoon, July 2, 2016, at Landis Homes in Lititz following a period of declining health.

Born in Chambersburg, he was the son of the late Samuel K. and Amy Burkholder Ebersole. He was the husband of the late Leah S. Ober Ebersole for 45 years before her passing in 1995.

Raymond was a member of Hernley Mennonite Church in Manheim and attended Covenant Fellowship in Lititz for many years. He was a life-long dairy farmer in Penn Township. and was also employed by Manheim Auto Auction as a lane manager for more than 30 years. He also worked part time at Conestoga Auction in Manheim and provided automobile transport for George Poulas in Philadelphia. Raymond also was a Conklin products representative for a time. He enjoyed hunting game on his farm.

He is survived by six children: Deborah E., wife of the late John J. Risser, of Hershey; R. Daryl Ebersole of Manheim; Donna K., wife of Jay R. Campbell, of Manheim; Doris J., wife of Jeffrey C. DeHart, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Denise L. Snyder, wife of Dennis L. Kerstetter, of Elizabethtown; and Douglas L., husband of Beth N. Weaver Ebersole, of Manheim; eight grandchildren: Emily, wife of Matthew Lehman; Jay Campbell, Jr.; Jennifer MacDonald; Jacob Risser; Jonathan Risser; Alexandria Kerstetter; Dalton Kerstetter; and Jared Ebersole; and a brother-in-law: Russell, husband of Dorothy Strite, of Gettysburg.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Michelle DeHart; and a sister: Fannie Louise Strite.

The family wishes to thank the staff of Landis Homes for the care provided for Raymond during his time there.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, July 7, at 11 a.m. at Hernley Mennonite Church, 746 Lebanon Road, Manheim.

Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions may be made in his memory to the caring fund of Landis Homes.

To watch a webcast of the service beginning the day following the service or to express a condolence with the family, visit spencefuneralservices.com. William P Spence Funeral and Cremation Services, Manheim, handled the arrangements.

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