Viola  Hostetter

Viola Hostetter

Thursday, December 4th, 1930 Thursday, April 29th, 2021

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Obituary for Viola M. Hostetter (Graver)

Viola M. Hostetter, 90, of Ephrata, formerly of New Holland, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at Ephrata Manor. Her husband, J. Paul Hostetter, preceded her in death in 2016.

Born in Kirkwood, she was the daughter of the late Harry S. and Edna (Dagan) Graver.

Viola graduated from Quarryville High School. In addition to being a homemaker, she volunteered for 25 years at Ephrata Community Hospital, was active with the Farm Women’s Society #14, and enjoyed gardening, reading, traveling, and spending time with family.She was a member of Grace Family Church, New Holland.

Surviving are three children: Sharon married to Gerald Leaman, New Holland, Gary married to Barbara Hostetter, Lancaster, Carol married to Duane Hurst, Lititz, six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, a sister Barbara married to Clinton Rohrer, Lititz, and a brother Melvin married to Arlene Graver, Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a son Ronald Hostetter and four siblings: Harry Jr., Verna, Velma, and Mary.

The family greatly appreciated the care given to Viola by the Ephrata Manor and hospice staff.

A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, New Holland with Pastor Tim Hodge officiating. The service will be livestreamed. Please go to, click on her photo, and follow the link to view the livestream. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Ephrata Manor, 99 Bethany Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

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    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 | 11:00am
    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    221 E. Main St.
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    Wednesday, May 5th, 2021
    Tim Hodge
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    Trinity Lutheran Cemetery
    221 E. Main St.
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Dennis & Louise Hostetter

Dear Hostetter Family,
We are praying for you in this time of grief.
May the Lord comfort your heart in knowing that Aunt Viola is in the presence of our Lord and at peace; no more earthly struggles!
May the memories and the Lord bring you peace and healing. And we can have confidence in knowing that we, who know Jesus, will one day be reunited in Heaven with our Loved ones who also knew the Lord.
Love & Prayers,
Dennis & Louise Hostetter and family
Comment | Posted at 11:32am via Condolence

Evelyn Souders

We want to extend our sympathy in the passing of
Aunt Viola. May your memories bring you much comfort in the days ahead. Sending our love and prayers to each of you. Ray & Evie Souders
Comment | Posted at 09:16pm via Condolence

Twila Rohrer

We are very sorry for your loss, but rejoice with you knowing that Aunt Viola is finally Home! We pray that God will grant you strength, peace and comfort. With our Love, Prayers and Deepest Sympathy, Dale and Twila Rohrer and family.
Comment | Posted at 01:13pm via Condolence

Jillian H

I’m very sorry for your loss. What a treasure ones memories are! May your memories, the love from friends and family along with the truth from the book of Psalms the 37th chapter help comfort and carry you through the days and weeks ahead. With my deepest sympathy.
Comment | Posted at 04:11pm via Condolence

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