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Lois A. Hostetter, 90

October 12, 2020

Lois A. Hostetter, 90, of Conestoga passed away peacefully Monday, October 12, 2020 at St. Anne’s Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, PA she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Bessie (Cunrod) Shenberger. She was the loving wife of the late Jacob E. “Jake” Hostetter who passed away in 2013.

She worked at the Safe Harbor Dam for several years.

Lois was a longtime devoted member of the Safe Harbor United Methodist Church where she volunteered for several years. She also volunteered at Unto in Mount Joy.

She was a great cook and enjoyed canning, baking and making food for the Sunday night gatherings with her family.

Lois will be lovingly missed by her children: Carol, wife of Bruce Perry, Joan, wife of Donald Witmer, Deborah, wife of the late Deane Funk, Jackie, wife of Larry Ansted, Kim Gantz, companion of Wayne Robinson, Gregg Hostetter, husband of Audrey; 13 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren; three sisters, Geraldine Maurer, Grace Ann Aukamp (Raymond), Darlene Raneri (Larry) and a brother, Claude Shenberger (Maurine). In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sister, Betty, five brothers, Arthur, Stanley, Paul, Barry, Bernie; great-grandson, Wyatt and her beloved stepmother, Grace.

Funeral Services will be held at Central Manor Church of God, 387 Penn St, Washington Boro, PA 17582, on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 11AM. Interment will be at 2PM in Conestoga Memorial Park, Lancaster. Family and friends will be received from 10-11AM at the church on Friday. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Lois’s memory may be made to Unto, 1506 Quarry Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552 or St. Anne’s Retirement Community, 3952 Columbia Ave., Columbia, PA 17512.

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October 16, 2020

Sorry I was unable to attend the service for Lois – my sympathy goes out to the huge, extended, loving family she leaves behind. I’ve known, admired & charished their acceptance/inclusion of me within the family for over 50 years. Many wonderful times & tons of laughter have been shared.  May Lois now Rest In Peace with the assurance she will never be forgotten. Most sincerely- Armand Fritsch

October 16, 2020

To all of the Hostetter children I send my sincerest condolences. Lois was a big part of my life growing up because I spent so much time hanging out at your house. She was always kind and attentive and welcoming to me. Having been a mom, I really appreciate how nice it was of her to welcome yet another kid into her already large family. I remember Lois as being energetic, outgoing, fun, loud, good humored and busy (no doubt). I send prayers and love to all of you as you face the hole left in your life by your mother’s passing. May the memories of your life with your Mom  bring you comfort and, eventually, joy. 
Dorothy Jane Habecker

October 15, 2020

My deepest sympathy to the Hostetter family.  Although I’m not related I’ve always felt like part of the family from spending time with Jake hunting and fishing to having conversations and solving the world problems with Lois on a daily basis during the Safe Harbor days.  I will miss her.
John Kaufman

October 15, 2020

Lois was one of the nicest and most pleasant individuals that we ever had the pleasure to meet and work with. Always had a smile on her face…..Gregg, you and your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.
Mike and Sharon Corradino

October 14, 2020

loved taking care of her she was always sweet and complimented me on my hair and nails she will be missed
briana branche

October 14, 2020

A wonderful person and co-worker.  Always enjoyed a conversation with Lois.  They were honest, sincere, and transparent.  Reminds me of speaking with my mother.  Best wishes to the family and my deepest condolences.
Daniel Stambaugh

Visitation
Friday, October 16, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Central Manor Church of God
387 Penn Street
Washington Boro, PA 17582
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Washington Boro, PA 17582
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