Richard G. Eby, 70

February 13, 2009

DEC. 30, 1938-FEB. 11, 2009

GREENCASTLE, Pa. - Richard G. Eby, 70, of 3153 Williamson Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, at Chambersburg (Pa.) Hospital after suffering head injuries from a fall outside his home Thursday, Feb. 5.

Born Dec. 30, 1938, in Washington County, he was the son of the late Allan H. and Naomi P. Showalter Eby.

He was a farmer, hauled cattle for 20 years and had worked at local livestock auctions. He was currently employed as a truck driver by Lehman's Egg Service near Greencastle.


He was a member of the Mercersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

He was a member and chaplain of Kauffman Ruritan Club and a former member and chaplain of Longmeadow Fire Department.

He is survived by his wife, Dorcas T. Timmons Eby, whom he married Dec. 19, 1992; one daughter, Camilla A. Ancell of Hagerstown; one son, Kenrick M. Eby of Chambersburg; two sisters, Thelma F. Martin of Marion, Pa., and Wanda J. Horst of Greencastle; two brothers, Donald L. Eby of Chambersburg and Elwood J. Eby of Greencastle; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Arlene L. Baer.

A memorial service will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Mercersburg Mennonite Church. The Revs. Allen Eshleman, David Possinger and Lloyd Gingrich will officiate.

Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends today from 5 to 8 p.m. at Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home in Greencastle.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Memorial donations may be made to Mercersburg Mennonite Church, Missions Fund, 10060 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236.

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