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Susan Alice Hostetter Shank
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1861
Death: Jun. 30, 1935

­Susan Alice (Hostetter) Shank, wife of Pre. Peter D. Shank and daughter of the late Pre. Jacob and Mary (Weikert) Hostetter, was born near Hanover, Pa., Oct. 17, 1861; died June 30, 1935; aged 73 y. 8 m. 13 d. Her life was one of much suffering, at times being bedfast for weeks at a time. She was blind 16 years, and not able to read her Bible, which she much loved for 27 years. The last 4 weeks of her life were spent in bed. June 27 she was paralyzed, leaving her unconscious to the end. She confessed Christ as Savior at the age of 16, and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful. She had a deep concern for the welfare of her family and the Church, attending services whenever health permitted, but she was not able to do so for the last three years. On March 22, 1883, she was united in marriage to Peter Shank. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. Samuel died in infancy. Surviving are Jacob D. and Virgie E. (wife of J. Clinton Forry) of near Hanover; John D. and Mary S. at home; also 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother (Kate Krug of Lineboro, Md.; Samuel Hostetter of Denbigh, Va.; Maggie Burkholder of Ephrata, Pa.; and a half-sister, Minnie Bittinger). Funeral services were held July 3 at the home, and at Bair's Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Noah Mack, Richard Danner, and Harvey Grove. Text, II Cor. 5:1 and II Cor. 12:10.

"Tis hard to part with Mother dear,
Never more to see her here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best,
To end her trouble and give her rest."
 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Keagy Hostetter (1824 - 1898)
  Mary Swope Weikert Hostetter (1831 - 1874)
 
 Spouse:
  Peter D Shank (1857 - 1942)*
 
 Siblings:
  Susan Alice Hostetter Shank (1861 - 1935)
  Samuel Elias Hostetter (1868 - 1949)*
  Maggie Virginia Hostetter Burkholder (1871 - 1951)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
York Road Cemetery
Hanover
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Rick Thoman
Record added: May 15, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 69887576
Susan Alice <i>Hostetter</i> Shank
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