Velma Miller Hershey, 94, of Manheim passed away on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Moravian Manor, Lititz. Born in Lititz, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Katie Hershey Eshleman. She was the wife of the late Ivan F. Miller who died in 1971 and her second husband the late Bruce H. Hershey who died in 1997. Velma was a member of White Oak Church of the Brethren, Manheim and she worked many years at the Manheim Auto Auction. She enjoyed flower gardening, but the joy of her life was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Surviving are three children, Meredith husband of Joyce Miller of Manheim, Vernon husband of Mabel Miller of Wellsboro and Carolyn wife of Roland Longenecker of Manheim, five step children, Doris wife of Cerwin High, Dale husband of Dot Hershey both of Manheim, Clair husband of Kate Hershey of Flinton, Nancy wife of Marlin Becker and Steve husband of Brenda Hershey both of Manheim, 7 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, 19 step grandchildren, 53 step great grandchildren, 3 step great great grandchildren and a sister, Mildred Bollinger of Lititz. She was preceded in death by two sons, Marlin and Lamar Miller, two sisters, Ruth Wolfe, Arlene Spoo and a brother, Mark Eshleman.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at White Oak Church of the Brethren, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at 10:30 AM. There will be a viewing at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Interment in Longenecker Brethren Cemetery, Lititz. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may send contributions in Velma’s memory to White Oak Church of the Brethren, Benevolent Fund, 1211 North Penryn Road, Manheim, PA 17545.