Kenneth B. Hershey

HANOVER Kenneth B. Hershey, 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 12, 2014, at Columbia Cottage. Born on Tuesday, September 7, 1920, in Hanover, he was a son of the late Cletus G. and Ida M. Hoff Hershey; and was also preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Bair Hershey, who died in 1987; two sisters, Doris Eiserman and Lillian Hansford; two half-brothers, Roy and Carroll Hershey; two half-sisters, Bernadette Hartlaub and Pauline Reigle; and a step-brother, Earl Pearson. He was a lifelong member of Trinity United Church of Christ. Mr. Hershey retired in 1988 from the P.H. Glatfelter Company after 40 years of service. He enjoyed horses and being outdoors. Survivors include his second wife, Rosie Garvick Hershey; two daughters, Kerry M. Corley of Arlington, Va. and Connie S. Lawrence and her husband, Ronald, of Hanover; three grandchildren, Erica Corley of Alexandria, Va., Jamie Kuchar of Philadelphia, and Kelly Hobbs of Felton; five great-grandchildren; a sister, Charlotte Clark of Hanover; four step-children; and several step-grandchildren. Following cremation, a graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 18, 2014 at Rest Haven Cemetery, with the Rev. Peg Grzelkowski officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Trinity United Church of Christ Continuing Faith Fund, 116 York St., Hanover, PA 17331; or to the York County SPCA, 3159 Susquehanna Trail North, York, PA 17402. Arrangements are under the care of Panebaker Funeral Home, Inc., Hanover. Expressions of sympathy may be shared by visiting

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Panebaker Funeral Home & Cremation Care Center, Inc.
311 Broadway Hanover, PA 17331
(717) 637-5194

Published in Evening Sun on Apr. 15, 2014