November 8, 1921 ~ May 7, 2016
Annabelle Herschberger, Berlin, Ohio went home to be with Jesus and to her
heavenly home on Saturday May 7, 2016 at age 94. She was born November
8, 1921 to Al and Mary Ann Yoder in Plain City, Ohio. She married Perry
Herschberger on September 8, 1945. He passed away on May 8, 2015, having
been married nearly 70 years.
Surviving are her daughters and spouses, Laura and John Reiner of Leigh
Acres, Florida, Delores and James Stutzman of West Union, South Carolina,
Marilyn and Randy Troyer of Walnut Creek, Ohio and Carolyn and Rodney
Troyer of Sugarcreek, Ohio. Also surviving is a daughter- in- law Rose
Herschberger and Mike Groff of Shipshewana, Indiana. She enjoyed her 14
grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren and one great great grandson and
many nieces and nephews. Also surviving are sisters-in-law Mary Alice
Yoder, Pauline Schrock, Louella Herschberger, Ada Yoder and a brother-in-
law Gerald Miller.
She was preceded in death by her husband Perry and her son Gary in
August 2011 in a farm accident. She was also preceded by all her siblings,
Emma Troyer, Sarah Hershberger, Henry Yoder, Menno Yoder, Issac Yoder,
Laura Miller as well as two infants.
Mother was a wonderful and talented mom who enjoyed quilts, poems and
flowers. The family and less fortunate were recipients of her many quilts.
Mom was a prayer warrior and loved reading the Bible, especially the
Psalms. She graded Bible studies for prison inmates for many years. She
also enjoyed reading the past several years having read more than 100
books a year.
Calling hours are at United Dayspring Church Berlin, Ohio on Tuesday May
10, 2016 from 4 to 7 PM. Additional calling hours will be held at Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home in Middlebury, Indiana on Wednesday May 11, 2016 from 4 to 7
PM. Funeral services will be held Thursday May 12, 2016 at 10:00 AM at
Griner Mennonite Church in Middlebury with Robert Riegsecker officiating.
Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery. Smith-Varns Funeral Home in
Sugarcreek is handling local arrangements. To share a memory please visit
the funeral home’s web site.
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