Myrtle Hess Bomberger, 97, of Elm, and a resident at Landis Homes, Lititz for 13 years died peacefully surrounded by her family on Friday, February 24, 2017. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Harry G. and Mary Buckwalter Hess. Myrtle was the loving wife of the late Henry L. Bomberger who died in March of 2004. Myrtle was a partner with her husband and his family at Bomberger’s Store, Elm, and managed several departments for many years. She was a faithful and active member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz, where she taught Sunday school to the adult women’s class. For many years, Myrtle was involved with Child Evangelism Fellowship where she hosted the “Good News Clubs” for children at her home. She also volunteered at the Mount Joy Gift & Thrift Shop, a mission of the Mennonite Central Committee. She truly had a heart for helping where ever there was a need; Myrtle opened her home to international students and others and provided a hospitality ministry and friendship to many in Lancaster County. She was a member of the “Cheerlenders” a group of friends that formed a friendship since high school days and were together for activities for over 70 years. She enjoyed working outside tending to her flowers, plants, and she loved to travel. Myrtle had a life-long passion for her family and enjoyed being a part of her family’s activities throughout the years.
Surviving is a son, Henry H. husband of Andrea Boas Bomberger, of Lititz, three daughters: Elaine B. wife of Robert Hostetler of LaGrange, IN., Anne B. Hershey of Manheim, Reverend Lynne H.B. wife of Paul N. Williams of London Ontario, 21 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 4 great great grandchildren, a sister, Mary Jane Breneman of Manheim, two sisters-in-law: Arlene Hess and Martha Jane Bomberger both of Lititz. Preceding her in death is a brother, John Hess, and three sisters: Helen Miller, Mildred Eby, and Ruth Brubaker.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Myrtle’s funeral service at the Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 12:00 Noon. Friends may visit with the family at the Buch Funeral Home, 216 South Broad Street, Lititz, on Tuesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with additional visitation at the church on Wednesday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Those desiring may send contributions in Myrtle’s memory to: Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543, or Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, PA 17543.