Ione M. Rothenheber, 87, of Myerstown, died Friday, June 4, 2021, at Maple Farm Nursing Center, Akron, PA.
Born April 26, 1934, in Muskegon, MI she was a daughter of the late Lynn and Orpha (Cochran) Smith. She was the wife of John E. Rothenheber, who died on January 24, 2013.
Ione was a 1953 graduate of Elkhart High School of Indiana. She was a member of Friedens Lutheran Church, Myerstown, a former member of the Red Hat Society, and the Christian Women of Montgomery County. She volunteered at many different churches.
She is survived by daughters, Darlene, wife of Robert Hastings, of Hanover, PA, Ann, wife of Dan Fretz, of Souderton, PA; sons, Duane, husband of Lois Jessup, of Huntingdon Valley, PA, Dennis, husband of Caroline Jessup, of Orwigsburg, PA, John, husband of Donna Rothenheber, of Bar Harbor, ME; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nelda Schalliol, of Elkhart, IN. Ione was preceded in death by sisters, Luella Lyals, Loretta Bachman, Doris Bachman; brother, Lynn Smith, Jr.; a granddaughter, Catherine Jessup; and brothers-in-law, Henry Rothenheber and Edward Rothenheber.
Memorial services to be announced at a later date will be at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, PA. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family.