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Obituary for Mary H. Esch

Mary H. Esch
Mary H. Esch, 90, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, December 24, 2017, at her residence.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Noah N., who was the founder of Green Dragon and Martha G. (Horst) Burkholder and was the wife of the late Paul J Esch, Sr. who passed away in 2006.

Mary was a member of New Life Fellowship, Ephrata. During her working years, she worked at East End Steak Shop, Goodwill Industries and she had a lemonade stand at Green Dragon. She enjoyed vitamin sales, knitting, crocheting, quilting, coloring, baking, especially donuts, cakes and cookies. Mary also enjoyed going to Landis Homes Adult Day services the last few years.

She is survived by her four children, Paul Esch, Jr. of Villa Rica, GA, Grace, wife of Ned L. Martin of Ephrata, Silas, husband of Suthida D. Esch of Kissimmee, FL and Martha, wife of Dennis Strawbridge of Leola; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; a sister, Lena Nolt of Ephrata.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Bauman and a son John Esch.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, December 28, 2017, from 6 to 8 pm, at New Life Fellowship, 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Friday, December 29, from 2 to 3 pm, followed by her funeral service at 3 pm, with Pastor Kevin Horning officiating. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
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