Shelbyville Daily Union


February 4, 2014

Emma Hostetler


Emma Hostetler
Emma M. Hostetler, 87, of Roanoke, passed away at 10:42 am on Tuesday February 4, 2014 at the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke where she was a resident.
She was born on January 18, 1927 in Shelbyville, IL to Ira and Velma Ulrich Hostetler.
Surviving is one sister, Lela Stewart of Roanoke; 3 brothers, Roy (Ruth) Hostetler of Roanoke; Ray (Joanne) Hostetler of Eureka; Ken Hostetler of Indianapolis, IN; one sister-in-law, Arzelea Hostetler of Albany, OR and many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Milton and Lawrence Hostetler, one sister, Betty Hostetler; one brother-in-law, Melvin Stewart; one nephew, John Stewart; and two great nephews, Jeremy Hostetler and Howard Kennell.
Emma was a Nanny working for Kristi Brown and her family in Mt. Zion, IL.
She was a member of the Mennonite church in Shelbyville, IL.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am on Thursday February 6, 2014 at the Linn Mennonite Church in Roanoke. Steve Ulrich will officiate. Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:00 am on Thursday before the service. Burial will take place before the services on Thursday at the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery. Knapp-Johnson-Harris Funeral Home in Roanoke is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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