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Alta Hershberger, 86, Baltic


Published: June 17, 2017 5:00 AM

BALTIC -- Alta Hershberger, 86, 2233 State Route 557, Baltic, died Monday, June 5, 2017, at her home after a brief illness.

She was born Jan. 16, 1931, in Holmes County to the late Menno and Anna (Schlabach) Schlabach, and married Henry J. Hershberger on Oct. 25, 1955. He survives.

She was a homemaker and a member of the New Order Amish Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her children, Paul (Wilma) Hershberger of Baltic, Rhoda Hershberger of the home, Effie (Eli) Miller of Sugarcreek, Miriam (Allen) Beachy of Walnut Creek, Lucinda (John) Ridgway of New Philadelphia, and Karen (Randy) Shull of Sugarcreek; her daughter-in-law, Joyce Hershberger of Millersburg; 20 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and her sister, Effie (Andy) Raber of Baltic.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Dennis; a great-grandson, Isaiah; brothers, Alvin and Noah; and sisters, Katie Ann, Ada and Mary Ann.

Services were Thursday, June 8, 2017, at 9 a.m. at the Paul Hershberger residence, 2105 State Route 557, Baltic, with Bishop Robert A. Troyer officiating. Burial was in Troyer Cemetery, Clark Township, Holmes County.

Arrangements were handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home, Sugarcreek.

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