JOYCE SOUDER Joyce K. Souder, 84 of Souderton, met her savior Friday, February 10, 2012 at Grand View Hospital in West Rockhill Twp. She was the wife of the late Wilmer B. Souder Jr. Born August 31, 1927 in Towamencin Township she was the daughter of the late Jacob L. Alderfer and Valeria (Kulp) Alderfer. Mrs. Souder had been a resident of Souderton Mennonite Homes since 2006 and was under the care of the Park View Alzheimer's Unit. She was a Souderton High School Salutation and graduated in 1945. She was employed by Harleysville Insurance as typist. Later she joined her husband as Merchant in the Philadelphia Markets in addition to being homemaker and caretaker of the family farm with its crops, flowers, and children. She is survived by her children, W. Blaine Souder and his wife, Linda W., of Franconia Twp., Joyce A. Landis and her husband, Robert F., of Harleysville, Janis B. Derstine and her husband, Earl L., of West Rockhill Twp. and Nancy J. Souder of Harleysville; her siblings, Althea K.Detwiler and Jacob Alderfer, Jr.; nine grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. Services will be held privately for the family. Interment will be at Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery where she was a life long member. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in her memory to the Penn View Christian School Facilities Fund, 420 Godshall Rd. Souderton, PA 18964.Online condolences may be made at www.williamsbergeykoffel.com
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Published in The Reporter on Feb. 14, 2012