TROY — Marian Hershey, 81, of Troy, passed away peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at Upper Valley Medical Center. She was born Aug. 13, 1932, in Elizabethtown, Pa., to Van Buren and Anna (Rettew) Hilsher.
Marian graduated from Elizabethtown High School and earned a degree at Messiah Junior College. On June 20, 1953, she married Dale Leroy Hershey in Elizabethtown, Pa. She retired after 38 years as a secretary at Hobart Corporation (PMI), and was a member of the Pleasant Hill Brethren in Christ Church for more than 55 years. Marian volunteered as a grandparents volunteer at Concord Elementary and helped with the HOST program at Newton Elementary School. She was a member of the Astrobuds Garden Club, and volunteered at Brukner Nature Center.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Dale L. Hershey; sisters, Ruth Hoover and Anna Jean Mann. She will be missed and remembered by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jane and Don Delcamp of Troy and Gail and Jim Bulach of Troy; grandchildren, Jennifer and Joe Jerele of Kettering, Tyler Delcamp and fiancée Heather Griscel of Troy, Jake Bulach and fiancée Carly O'Keefe of Eaton, Bradley Noll of Perrysburg, Samantha and Colton Torrey of Texas, Amy Noll and fiancé Drew Bethel of Pleasant Hill; great granddaughter Nora Jerele; sisters and brothers-in-law Naomi Engle of Grantham, Pa., Lois and Joe Brechbill of Hershey, Pa., Joyce and Ron Miller of Grantham, Pa.; brother, Clair and Tina Hilsher of Elizabethtown, Pa.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, at Pleasant Hill Brethren in Christ Church, 101 West Hill St., Pleasant Hill. Pastor John Weaver will officiate with interment following at Pleasant Hill Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 4-7 p.m. Friday at Jackson-Sarver Funeral Home, 1 S. Main St., Pleasant Hill. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to Brukner Nature Center. Online memories may be left for the family at www.jackson-sarver.com.