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Clara Hostetler

December 16, 1932 ~ November 5, 2021 (age 88)


Clara Hostetler, age 88, of Hartville, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 5, 2021.  She was living at Hennis Care Center of Bolivar for the past five and a half years.

She was born in Orrville on December 16, 1932 to the late Dan and Alta (Hostetler) Schlabach.  She lived in Hartville the majority of her life. She was an active member of the Hartville Mennonite Church (Evermore Community) where she enjoyed being a part of the sewing circle, the food committee, the choir, and she taught Sunday School for the children as well as the adult women’s class for many years.  She especially loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

She worked at Schumacher Lumber as an IBM keypunch operator and various jobs throughout her life.   In 1975, with only a fourth grade education, she went back to school and obtained her GED and then went on to graduate from Kent State/Stark College to become a Registered Nurse.  She worked at Aultman Hospital, the V.A. Hospital in Brecksville and many years at Massillon State Hospital where she worked as a psychiatric nurse.   She loved quilting, playing the German accordion and cooking big meals for family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Clarence in 2017; brothers Eli, Calvin and Daniel Schlabach, and two sisters, Sara Hostetler and Betty Smith.  She is survived by her children, Lana Turner; Sharon (Dana) Grieser; and Donald (Sherry) Hostetler; five grandchildren; Charles (Jill) Grieser, Tara (Jeremy) Bowers, Seth (Lorie) Turner, Darrell (Kim) Grieser, and Dominic Hostetler; great-grandchildren, Olivia, Ryan, and Emily Bowers; Jordan and Ezra Turner; Karley, Hudson and Brady Grieser; Hunter and Isabella Grieser; Dominic, Maddox and Xander Hostetler.

She is also survived by five siblings; Chris Schlabach, Wayne (Priscilla) Schlabach, Vernon (Toni) Schlabach, John (Charlotte) Schlabach,  and Alta (Paul) Rohrer; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services are being held on Friday, November 12, 2021, at Evermore Community Church , located at 1470 Smith Kramer St., Hartville, Ohio 44632, with Pastors Ross Miller and Butch Nisly officiating. Calling hours will be from 4-6 p.m., followed by the service at 6 p.m. and dinner following for family and friends. A graveside committal service will be held Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 9 a.m. at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Love Our Community at www.loveourcommunity.net.

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November 12, 2021

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Evermore Community Church

Funeral Service
November 12, 2021

6:00 PM
Evermore Community Church

November 13, 2021

9:00 AM
Evermore Community Church Cemetery

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