John B. Becher
Mary Elizabeth Mimm
John G. Newswanger
Lydia Ann Wenger
James Garfield Becher
Lydia Ann Newswanger
Edna M. Becher


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1. Hershey
2. Melvin W. Hershey

Edna M. Becher 1 2

  • Born: 22 Mar 1911, , Lancaster, PA 2
  • Marriage (1): Hershey
  • Marriage (2): Melvin W. Hershey
  • Died: 18 Jun 2012, Lancaster, Lancaster, PA at age 101 2 3
  • Buried: Bird in Hand: Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA 2

  Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: on 20 Jun 2012 in Lancaster, Lancaster, PA. 3 Edna M. Hershey, 101, of The Mennonite Home, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully Monday, June 18, 2012. She was the daughter of the late J. Garfield and Lydia A. Newswanger Becher and was the wife of the late Melvin W. Hershey. A member of E. Chestnut St. Mennonite Church, she worked as a cook at Lancaster Mennonite High School and Little People Day Care.

Surviving are: two children, Donald husband of Miriam Miller Hershey, Conestoga, Marian wife of the late Ivan R. Horst, Seattle, WA; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren. Preceded by: one brother, Clarence Becher; one sister, Nora High.

Funeral: 10 AM Friday, June 22, 2012 at Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main Street, Leola. Viewing: 9-10 AM Friday. Interment: Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery.

Edna married Hershey.

Edna next married Melvin W. Hershey. (Melvin W. Hershey died before 18 Jun 2012.)


1 The Gospel Herald (The Mennonite Church USA Archives, Scottdale, PA.
Online at, Volume LXII, Number 44 - November 11, 1969, page 1000. Obituary of James Garfield Becher.

2 Find A Grave,

3 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal Newspaper (Lancaster, Lancaster County, PA), 20 Jun 2012 Obituary of Edna M. Becher Hershey.

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