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 Esther <I>Swartzentruber</I> Nafziger

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Esther Swartzentruber Nafziger

  • Birth 12 Feb 1923 Greenwood, Sussex County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 2 Jun 2010 Lititz, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Christiana, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 53185081

Esther Swartzentruber Nafziger, age 87, wife of P. Melville Nafziger, passed away Wednesday morning, June 2, 2010, at Ephrata House of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. Esther was born in Greenwood, DE, daughter of the late Eli and Amelia Bender Swartzentruber. She was a homemaker throughout her life and spent much time supporting her husband's role as pastor in various churches. She most recently attended the Timberline Church in Strasburg PA.

She is survived by her husband, P. Melville, and their 3 daughters, Lois A. Nafziger of Conshohocken, PA; Judith F. Martin of Phoenix, AZ; and Linda R. Beiler of Phoenix, AZ; and their 3 sons, J. Kenneth of Quarryville, PA; James A. of Salem, SC; Marlin A. of Quarryville, PA; and a foster son, Kenneth L. of Harrisonburg, VA; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and her siblings, Rhoda, wife of David Showalter, Caroline Yoder, Lois, wife of Amos Bontrager, Earl husband of Carol Mast Swartzentruber, and Twila, wife of Owen Guengerich. She was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Mark & David Swartzentruber and Bertha Yoder.

Funeral will take place at Calvary Monument Bible Church, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA on Saturday, June 5th, at 10 a.m. with a viewing time from 9 a.m. until time of service. There will also be a viewing time at Calvary Monument on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Bart Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Timberline Church, 30 Timber Lane, Strasburg, PA 17579. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Inc., Christiana & Paradise.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 6/3/2010


Married Aug 21, 1946

Gravesite Details Her husband is Peter Melville Nafziger





  • Created by: Donna Butler Sheaffer
  • Added: 3 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53185081
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Esther Swartzentruber Nafziger (12 Feb 1923–2 Jun 2010), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53185081, citing Bart Mennonite Cemetery, Christiana, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Donna Butler Sheaffer (contributor 46777676) .