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ESTHER HEPLER Esther A. (Bucher) Hepler, 93, Salfordville, passed away Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill Twp. She was the beloved wife of the late Edgar W. Hepler who passed away in 1988. Born May 14, 1918 in Rudy, she was the daughter of the late Zephaniah Shaner, and Mary Ellen (Aldefer) Bucher. She was a graduate of Collegeville High School class of 1936. Mrs. Hepler was a member of Salford Mennonite Church. She worked for a period of time at the former Baghurst Furniture Factory in Salford, Paragon Bag Factory in Zieglerville, and American Olean Tile Company in Lansdale. Esther, being a perfectionist, took great pride in her home, garden, and needlepoint. She also enjoyed nature being an avid bird watcher. She is survived by her grandchildren, Cathleen A. Trull and her husband, Shawn, Mary Hepler, Sandra Hovermale, Laura Johnson and her husband, James R., Donald Hepler and Jonathan Hepler; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. In addition to her husband she was predeceased by her son, Jesse R. Hepler and her brother, Merrill A. Bucher. Services will be private for the family. Interment will be at Old Goshenhoppen Church Cemetery. Contributions may be made in her memory to the at komenphiladelphia.org or to the National Audubon Society at www.audubon.org. Arrangements made by the Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Inc.

Published in The Reporter on Dec. 23, 2011
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