Sara (Hostetler) Bontrager

July 21, 1937 ~ March 22, 2019 (age 81)


Sara Bontrager, Westville, Indiana formerly of Cochranton passed away early Friday (March 22, 2019) morning in the comfort of her residence. She was 81.

Sara was born in Deer Creek Twp., on July 21, 1937 a daughter of the late Henry and Fannie (Yoder ) Hostetler.  ON April 20, 1958 she married Harley Bontrager. Sara was a much-loved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Grace Mennonite Church, Hadley.

Sara is survived by three daughters, Darlene Bontrager, Westville, Indiana with whom she made her home, Debbie Bontrager and her husband Joe Butterbaugh of Meadville Pa and Dorothy Holowell and her husband Delbert of Westville In.; two sisters, Lizzie Weaver, Sarasota, FL. And Mary Stutzman of Sandy Lake Pa: two sisters in laws, Esther Hostetler, Cochranton Pa. and Erma Hostetler, Cochranton Pa.  5 grandchildren, Annessa Bontrager, Kaitlyn Bontrager, Matthew & (Crystal) Holowell, Joshua & (Whitney) Holowell and Zachary & (Paige) Holowell; 6 great grandchildren, Tyko, Finnigan and Millie Holowell. Gabriel, Teddy and Ellie Holowell

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harley Bontrager, two sons, Harley Bontrager, Jr and Darvin Bontrager; 5 brothers, Henry Hostetler, Jr., Vernon Hostetler, Elmer Hostetler, William Hostetler and John Hostetler.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 11:00 am at the New Lebanon Community Church, 4166 Mercer Street, Sandy Lake with Joshua Holowell officiating. Sara will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband and sons at the Maple Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Deer Creek Twp., Family and friends may call at the Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc. 3223 Perry Hwy., Sheakleyville on Wednesday March 27 from 4:00 – 8:00 pm and may share memories and condolences with the family online at www.snyderfh.com

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March 27, 2019

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Robert L. Snyder Funeral Home and Crematory Inc.
3223 Perry Hwy P.O. Box 195
Sheakleyville, PA 16151

Funeral Service
March 28, 2019

11:00 AM
New Lebanon Community Church
4166 Mercer Street
Sandy Lake, PA 16145

Committal Service and Interment
March 28, 2019

Maple Grove Amish Mennonite Cemetery
Milledgeville Road
Hadley, PA 16130

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