Jay Hershberger
                                   April 8, 1931 ~ May 27, 2017

Jay Hershberger, 86, of Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died at 8:24 pm on
Saturday, May 27, at his residence. He was born on April 8, 1931 in Elkhart
County to John and Fannie (Nisley) Hershberger. On October 7, 1951 in
Elkhart County he married Ruby Ellen Eash, she survives. Survivors in
addition to his wife are a daughter, Rose Ann (Harold) Stutzman of
Millersburg; three sons, Gary (LuAnn) Hershberger of Goshen, Jeryl (Trish)
Hershberger of Goshen, Mark (Glenda) Hershberger of Beaufort, SC; eight
grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Hershberger of
Wakarusa and Mary Rheinheimer of Goshen. He was preceded in death by
his parents; three brothers, Ervin Hershberger, Calvin Hershberger and
Lloyd Hershberger. Jay was a farmer, truck driver for Fidler Concrete,
Goshen and drove school bus for the Millersburg Schools. He enjoyed
camping, hunting small game, gardening and cutting wood. He liked
entertaining people and would often make popcorn with red hots for his
guests. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren on the family farm. He
was a current member of Maple City Chapel, Goshen and a former 30 year
member of Benton Mennonite Church where he was very active as an usher
and ran the sound system. Visitation will be from 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday,
May 30, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury.
Friends and family will gather at 9:30 am on Wednesday, May 31, at the
Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen for a graveside service. A celebration of life
service will follow at 11:00 am at the Maple City Chapel, Goshen. Services will
be conducted by Pastor Gary Miller. Memorials may be given to Missionary
Ventures, an organization that Jay’s grandson and his family are serving as
missionaries for in Peru, South America.

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Sending our prayers to the family as we remember the good times we has at
Benton.
From: Jim & Amanda Osborn
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Dear Ruby and family; I am sadden by Jay's passing. Ruby and I always got a
chuckle when I would deliver breakfast in the morning. She would call him for
breakfast and he wouldn't answer but if I called him he would always get up
and thank me. Jay was always so thankful for anything an employee at
Waterford did for him. He is going to be missed by all.
From: Karen R Grubb
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Gary,
My prayers for you and your family on losing your dad.  May the Lord's Peace
fill you.
From: Dorn Nichols
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Dear Jeryl, Ruby and family, Please know that you are in our thoughts and
prayers at this time.  Jay was a sweet man and always made us welcome..
Love and prayers to all
From: Pat and John Payne
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So sorry to hear about Uncle Jay. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  
Love!
From: Bob and Kathy Eash
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