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ULYSSES - Alma Rohrer Hershey, 80, of Coudersport, formerly of Strasburg, Lancaster County, died Thursday (Nov. 1, 2012) in Hospice and Community Care, Lancaster.
Born Aug. 4, 1932, in Strasburg, she was the daughter of Willis J. and Mabel Landis Rohrer. On Sept. 22, 1949, in Strasburg, she married Melvin B. Hershey, who survives.
She and her husband operated a dairy farm in Coudersport for many years. Alma was instrumental working with her husband starting the Sweden Community Church in Potter County. She was also a real estate salesperson for 42 years in Potter County.
Cherished by her family, she was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She attended with her husband the Gold Church in Gold.
Surviving, besides her husband Melvin, are five children, Fred Rohrer (Mildred) Hershey of Lancaster, Rodney Lee (Joanna) Hershey of Roulette, Connie Marie (Russell) Knight of East Earl, Philip Lynn (Laurel) Hershey of Coudersport, and Sherri Ann (Jeff) Gilbert of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; a brother, Mervin Rohrer of Ilse, Minn.; and nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by three brothers, Clyde of Coudersport, Layton of Armstrong, British Columbia, Canada, and Cletus of Sunbury.
Friends may call at the Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Ulysses, from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and at the Gold Church in Gold on Sunday from noon to 1:30 p.m., with funeral services following at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Frank Mickle, pastor, will officiate. Friends may call on Monday at the Strasburg Mennonite Church, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, from 1 to 3 p.m., followed by a graveside service in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery at 3 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Gold Church Building Fund, 35 Route 449 N., Genesee, PA 16923.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.olneyfuneralhome.com
Olney Funeral Home and Cremation Service
621 South Main Street
Ulysses, PA 16948
Published in The Bradford Era from Nov. 2 to Nov. 9, 2012