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Dorothy M. Bonebrake

May 14, 1927 ~ March 20, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Dorothy Bonebrake Obituary

Dorothy M. “Dottie” (Hess) Bonebrake, 95, passed Monday, March 20, 2023, surrounded by her loving family, at UPMC Hanover Hospital.  She was the wife of the late Jacob M. Bonebrake, Jr, who passed March 9, 1999.

Our hearts are broken here on Earth, but we know that God has welcomed "Nanny" with open arms and she is cheering us on from the best seats in the clouds.

Dottie was born May 14, 1927, in Franklin Co., the daughter of the late Joseph R. and Elsie M. (Gardenhour) Hess.

Dottie was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Abbottstown, where she was also a member of the Sunshine Sisters.  She was a volunteer at the East Berlin Food Bank, and was also a member of East Berlin Community Center, United Hook & Ladder #33, East Berlin V.F.W. Ladies Auxiliary, Hanover Elks Ladies Auxiliary, and former president of the Ladies Auxiliary of Abbottstown Fire Company for 35 years.

Dottie is survived by one son, Greg Bonebrake and his companion Katie of New Oxford, two daughters, Jennifer L. Smith of Hagerstown, MD, and Lorri G. Bishard and her husband Brian of Abbottstown, a daughter-in-law, Danni Bonebrake of Hagerstown, MD, ten grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren.  She was predeceased by a son, Jeffere M. Bonebrake, and his grandchildren Hailie and Tarin, and nine brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023, at 11 AM, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 100 E. Water St, Abbottstown, with her pastor, Rev. Shawn Berkebile officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Viewings will be held on Friday from 6-8 PM at Feiser Funeral Home, Inc, 302 Lincoln Way West, New Oxford, and on Saturday at the church from 10 AM until the time of the service.  Memorial contributions may be made to St. John’s Endowment Fund, or to United Hook & Ladder #33, 21 N. Bolton St, New Oxford, PA 17350.  Memories may be shared at www.feiserfuneralhome.com. 

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March 24, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Funeral Home - New Oxford
302 Lincoln Way West
New Oxford, PA 17350

March 25, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
100 E. Water St.
Abbottstown, PA 17301

Funeral Service
March 25, 2023

11:00 AM
St. John's Lutheran Church
100 E. Water St.
Abbottstown, PA 17301

Burial following funeral service

St. John's Lutheran Church Cemetery, Abbottstown
100 East Water St.
Abbottstown, PA 17301


St. John's Lutheran Church Endowment Fund
100 East Water St., Abbottstown PA 17301

United Hook & Ladder
21 N. Bolton St., New Oxford PA 17350


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