HOWARD — Laura J. Hershberger, 25, of 28670 New Castle Road, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at Akron Children’s Hospital of cystic fibrosis.

She was born March 30, 1991 in Mt. Eaton to Jonas R. and Anna L. Hershberger. She is a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Levi (Susan) Hershberger of Howard; six sisters, Mary (Nelson) Raber of Gambier, Susan (Andy) Raber of Walhonding, and Amanda, Edna, Anna, and Katie Hershberger, all of the home.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Martha Hershberger.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Dec. 9, at 9 a.m., at the residence, with Bishop Dan Raber officiating. Burial will follow in Troyer Cemetery, located in Butler Township in Knox Co. Friends may call at the house any time.

The Fischer Funeral Home in Danville is assisting the family. Visit


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