Musser, Mary Z. 1 2 3 4

Birth Name Musser, Mary Z.
Gender female
Age at Death 83 years, 7 months, 12 days


Obituary for Mary Z. Hollinger (Musser)

Mary Z. Hollinger, 83, entered into her eternal rest at Landis Homes Retirement Community, October 19, 2012. She was the beloved wife of the late Warren Hollinger, the loving and devoted mother of 7 children, 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

Mary was born on March 7, 1929. She was the daughter of David Musser and Lena Zimmerman Musser. She grew up on
the family farm with her brother Paul Musser.

Mary was an avid quilter for her family and for MCC PA Relief Sale. She lovingly gave of her time to family dedicating many hours to her grandchildren, especially her special needs grandson, Philip. She partnered with Warren in their business Hollinger’s Farm Market, Ephrata serving for many years as the gift shop manager.

Mary and Warren served as House Parents in Alva Scotland through Dove Westgate Church where she met her dear friend of many years Nan Nyguist and later at Turning Point, Lititz. She was a member of Indiantown Mennonite Church and then at Dove Westgate Church.

Mary is survived by brother, Paul Z. Musser, and children, Mary Ann, wife of Nelson Bowman, Ephrata; David Hollinger, husband of Deborah Replogle Hollinger, Denver; Marian Rutt, wife of Philip Rutt, Akron; Danny Hollinger, husband of Dawn Martin, currently of Abu Dhabi, UAE; Julia Hollinger Wray, wife of John Keating, Annandale, VA; Joyce Haller, wife of Richard Haller, Leola; and Jerry Hollinger of Bethesda, MD; 21 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00pm Monday, October 22 at Dove Westgate Church, 1755 W. Main St., Ephrata. Memorial Services will be held at 11am on Tuesday, October 23 at Dove Westgate Church with Pastor Deryl Hurst officiating . There will be no viewing Tuesday.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family wishes to thank Landis Homes staff for the loving care given to Mary over the last two years and to Hospice of Lancaster County for offering support and comfort during her last days. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations are made in memory of Mary Hollinger to Landis Homes Retirement Community at 1001 E. Oregon Rd, Lititz, PA. 17543.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth 7 March 1929      
Death 19 October 2012      


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Musser, David Gehman2 June 18804 December 1966
Mother Zimmerman, Magdalena Martin10 July 189112 June 1959
    Brother     [Living], [Living]
         Musser, Mary Z. 7 March 1929 19 October 2012


Family of Hollinger, Warren B. and Musser, Mary Z.

Married Husband Hollinger, Warren B. ( * 24 March 1929 + 30 December 2010 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 18 September 1949      
Name Birth Date Death Date
[Living], [Living]