John R. and Mary B. Petersheim

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John R. and Mary B. Petersheim


     John R. Petersheim, 89, of Kinzers, passed away March 26, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Mary B. (Stoltzfoos) Petersheim, 89, who passed away March 25, 2017 at Lancaster General Hospital.  After 66 years together they succumbed to the flu and pneumonia.

    John was born November 28, 1927 in Gordonville to the late John and Mattie (Riehl) Petersheim. Mary was born April 12, 1927 in Gordonville to the late Leroy and Fannie (Blank) Stoltzfoos.   They were both members of Pequea Amish-Mennonite Church.

    They are survived by: one son, Melvin husband of Amanda (Schlabach) Petersheim, Gordonville; three daughters, Nancy, Kinzers, Sue wife of Reuben Smucker, Afton, TN, and Sara wife of Abner Fisher, Kinzers; 27 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren.  John has one surviving sister-in-law, Rebecca (King) Petersheim, Blain. Mary is also survived by: a brother, Levi husband of Hannah Stoltzfoos, Christiana; three sisters, Annie widow of Samuel Zook, Paradise, Naomi wife of Leroy Stoltzfus, Rebecca wife of Amos Stoltzfus, both of Gap; a sister-in-law, Emma widow of David Stoltzfoos, Gap; two brothers-in-law, Samuel husband of Sylvia Stoltzfus, Lancaster, Elam Riehl of Gap.

     They are preceded in death by a son and daughter-in-law, John and Barbara (Zook) Petersheim, and 2 infant grandsons. John is preceded in death by: 3 brothers, Enos, Isaac and Daniel; a sister, Emma Petersheim. Mary is preceded in death by: one brother, David Stoltzfoos; three sisters, Hannah Smucker, Susie Stoltzfus, and Katie Riehl; a brother-in-law, Samuel Smucker.

     Their funeral services will be held at Pequea Amish-Mennonite Church, 115 Blank Rd., Narvon, PA on Friday, March 31st at 10 AM. Their viewings will be on Thursday, March 30th from 2-4pm and 6-8pm at the church. There will be no viewing on Friday. John and Mary were loved by family, friends and church family. They will be sorely missed.

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