Katherine E. Hershey, 100, moved from her home on Earth to her home in Heaven on Friday, January 13, 2017. She was born on October 1, 1916, the daughter of I. Leaman and Alice M. Hershey, late of Gap, PA. She was a resident of Landis Homes for over 30 years.
For over 50 years of her life, she worked with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), 40 of those as Director of CEF of Lancaster County. This involved instructing adults concerning teaching the Bible to children, as well as teaching Good News Club, directing camps, planning children’s rallies and other activities in involving Bible teaching to children. Much of her ministry was also outside of Pennsylvania to both children and adults, both in other states as well as a few instances overseas. She authored a number of Bible lessons for teaching children, many of which are translated in to other languages and taught in various parts of the world.
Katherine was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church, where she directed the children’s department for over 40 years, with the assistance of many others, and conducting VBS, children’s programs, etc.
Monthly meetings of Reader’s Hour Book Club were an important part of her life for about 70 years. In later years, she taught adult Sunday school class at Neffsville Mennonite Church as well as Bible studies at Landis Homes.
Katherine is survived by two sisters, Alma Rohrer (late Clarence W.), Arlene (Melvin) Snyder, all of Lititz; a brother, Clair (Myrna) Hershey of Stuarts, VA. ; 14 nieces and nephews and many great, great-great and five great-great-great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a sister, Ann (late Phares) Zook and a niece.
Katherine desired her remains be donated to Humanity Gifts Registry for scientific research.
A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 20 at 10:00 am in the West Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 with Pastor Hunter Hess, Neffsville Mennonite Church officiating. There will no viewing before the service.
Kindly omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be sent to Child Evangelism Fellowship, 5307 Main St., East Petersburg, PA. 17520 or to the Caring Fund at Landis Homes at the above address.