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Etta B. Holsinger

Etta B. Holsinger

Etta B. Brubaker Holsinger, 88, of Ephrata, PA and formerly of Brunnerville and Schoeneck, PA, passed away on Thursday, February 14, 2019 at Ephrata Manor.

Etta was born in West Cocalico Township on April 22, 1930, daughter of the late Albert S. and Ada E. (Bollinger) Walters.

She was a lifelong member of Mellingers Lutheran Church in Schoeneck where she had been a member of the choir and taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

Etta worked as a seamstress for a number of local sewing factories and the clothing store at the former Doneckers of Ephrata.  After her retirement in 1992, Etta was still always glad to provide at-home clothing alterations to friends and family.

She was also a former member of the Baron Stiegel Lioness Club and hospital volunteer at UPMC Pinnacle Lititz.

Etta is survived by her husband, Jacob E. Holsinger; daughter, Anita K. wife of Arsenio Soto of Ephrata, PA; three sons: Randall D. Brubaker, husband of Martha, of Ephrata, PA, Sheldon M. Brubaker, husband of Sheila, of Ephrata, PA, and Scott V. Brubaker, husband of Jennifer, of Lititz, PA; five grandchildren: Kendra, Kristi, Alicia, Vincent, and Abigail; six great-grandchildren: Cole, Sydney, Hayden, Piper, Caleb, and John; two step-sons: Lowell Holsinger, husband of Linda, of Lititz, PA and Robert Holsinger of Florida; four step-grandchildren: David, Ann, Stephanie, and Dale; three step-great-grandchildren: Benjamin, Kathryn, and Erin; and one brother, William Walters, husband of Edith, of Denver, PA.

In addition to her parents, Etta was preceded in death by her first husband, Vincent C. Brubaker; a son, Robin C. Brubaker; six sisters: Elva, Ruth, Vera, Cora, Anna, and Myra; and one brother, Abner.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 18th at Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 19th at Mellingers Lutheran Church, 80 Gockley Rd., Stevens (Schoeneck), PA 17578.  Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at Mellingers and will be officiated by the Rev. Timothy L. Craven.  Place of interment will be Mellinger's Union Cemetery, across from the church on Gockley Road.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Etta's memory to Mellingers Lutheran Church at the above address.

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I was so sorry to hear of Etta passing.From the first day I started working at Donecker's, she took me under her wing. She was a dear lady and very special to me. I know her family was very dear to her. She was very proud of you all.Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
~ LuAnn Carpenter
Our sympathies to Jake and the family. We will be keeping you in our prayers.
~ Earl Eshleman
So sorry to lose my sister in law who was like a sister since I was 11 years old. ❤🙏
~ Vivian Killian
Our deepest sympathies on your loss

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