Harold L. Eby, 86

Nov. 28, 1925-Feb. 19, 2012

February 22, 2012

Harold Lehman Eby, 86, a resident of the Mennonite Fellowship Home, formerly of Beans Cove, Pa., passed from this life on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, at Meritus Medical Center near Hagerstown, Md.

Born Nov. 28, 1925, in Guilford Township, Franklin County, Pa., he was the son of the late Ira Lehman Eby and Lydia Burkholder (Lehman) Eby.

Harold was a member of the Flintstone Mennonite Church. He was a retired farmer, and more recently employed as an agricultural products salesman.

Harold is survived by his wife of 66 years, Mary Elizabeth Eby. He is also survived by two sons, Donald R. Eby and wife, Linda, of Beans Cove, Lauren E. Eby and wife, Esther, of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; three daughters, Ellen M. Martin and husband, Clifford, of Hagerstown, Esther L. Ruble and husband, Steven, of Woodville, Texas, and Elaine K. Miller and husband, James, of Hagerstown; 35 grandchildren and 86 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Wayne A. Eby, formerly of Flintstone, Glen I. Eby and wife, Naomi, of Greencastle, Pa., and J. Elden Eby and wife, Marie, of Chambersburg, Pa.; and his sisters, Louise F. Martin, of Hagerstown, and Dorothy A. (Martin) Schrock and husband, Clifford, of Boyd, Wis.


He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eunice L. Petre; two grandsons, Lowell and Marvin Miller; two brothers, David L. and Lloyd A. Eby; and a sister, Mary K. Eby.

The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Flintstone Mennonite Church in Flintstone, with the church ministry officiating. Viewing will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Flintstone Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at 17433 Reiff Church Road, Hagerstown, and 6 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur St., Cumberland, Md.

The family requests that flowers be omitted.

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