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Obituary for E. Arlene Burkholder

E. Arlene Burkholder, 72, of Ephrata, entered into the arms of Jesus at home on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

She was the wife of Paul G. Burkholder, to whom she shared 52 years of marriage. She was the daughter of Aaron S. and Edna (Zimmerman) Groff.

She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conf.).

Surviving in addition to her husband, are children, Paul, Jr., husband of Lorene (Zimmerman) Burkholder of Ephrata, David Lee, husband of Ada Mae (Hoover) Burkholder of East Earl, Karen, wife of Ray M. Horst of Stevens; 14 grandchildren; 3-great grandchildren; sisters, Verna Martin of Reamstown, Joyce, wife of Ervin Martin of Pelham, GA, Mildred, wife of Harold Martin of Spring Grove, Erma, wife of Melvin Weaver of Newburg and brother, Eugene, husband of Vera Mae (Martin ) Groff of Mohnton.

She was preceded in death by brother-in-law, Clayton Martin.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 9:00 AM at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center, 352 Martindale Road, Martindale, with further services at 9:30 AM, from the Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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