2013-07-18 / Obituaries

Grace C. Hershberger

Bedford, 93

Mrs. Grace C. Hershberger, 93, Bedford, died at 8:50 a.m., Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Windber Hospice, Windber.

She was born in Shade Gap, Pa., March 27, 1920, the daughter of the late John and Bertha (Jones) Colyer.

She was the widow of Charles Hershberger, whom she married January 20, 1951, and he preceded her in death on September 30, 1985.

She is survived by daughters: Marlene L. Todaro, Bedford; Donna L., wife of Don Wiglesworth, Winston, Mo.; Jane E., wife of Frank Antonson, Bedford; and Jessie A., wife of Ed Pruszynski, Bedford; a son, Charles W., husband of Juleen (Daughtery) Hershberger, Bedford; brothers: Whitey Colyer, Three Springs; and Bill Colyer, Shade Gap; sisters: Lil Miller, Shade Gap; and Maxine Mellott, McConnellsburg; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by five sisters: Annabella Lake, Mable Crotsley, Louise Smith, Jessie Price and Ruth Myers; and four brothers: Russell, Curt, Clair and Earl Coyler; and an infant grandson, Donald Banner.

She was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Bedford, Bedford Grange for 40 years and a former member of Bedford American Legion Ladies Auxiliary for 53 years. She was a homemaker.

Funeral services were held at Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2013. Pastor Donna Wolfinger officiated. Interment was at Messiah Lutheran Church Cemetery, Bedford.

Louis Geisel Funeral Home, Bedford, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Grace to Messiah Lutheran Church, 741 Messiah Church Road, Bedford, PA 15522.

Online condolences at www.geiselfuneral.com.

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