in loving memory of
Fern Yoder Hostetler
1925 - 2021
Live-streamed Memorial Service
Service will be live-streamed on Saturday, March 27, at 2:00 p.m.
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Fern (Yoder) Hostetler, 95 of Harrisonburg, died March 2, 2021 at Yoder House, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community.
Mrs. Hostetler was born May 15, 1925 at Johnstown, PA and was the daughter of the late Oscar D. and Alice (Hershberger) Yoder.
On July 9, 1948 she was married to Mervin J. Hostetler of Louisville OH, who died on November 3, 2014. Two sisters, Ruth Y. Hunsberger and Loretta (Toppy) Allison, preceded her in death.
She graduated from Goshen College, Goshen, IN. She was an elementary teacher in the public schools of Conemaugh Twp near Johnstown, PA and Altoona Area Schools, Altoona, PA, for a total of 29 years. For many years she taught Bible School and Sunday School and was active in Mennonite Women in Allegheny Mennonite Conference and Harrisonburg, VA.
Music was always an important part of her life. She enjoyed playing the piano and singing in church choirs and with the local Valley Greeters Chorale.
Since moving to Harrisonburg in 1987, she has been a member of the Park View Mennonite Church.
Fern is survived by 20 nieces and nephews.
A virtual memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2021 with Pastors Phil Kniss and Paula Stoltzfus officiating. The sanctuary will be closed to the public. A private burial will be held later at the Richland Cemetery in Johnstown, PA.