Carol M. Hottenstein

Carol M. Hottenstein, 60, of 255 Midland Circle Mount Joy, PA passed away unexpectedly and went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 28, 2008 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of Grace E. Garber Martin of Lititz and the late Daniel Leon Martin Sr. She was the wife of John H. Hottenstein and they celebrated their 41st wedding anniversary in October of 2007.

Carol was a Real Estate coordinator for WBF Associates, Mount Joy for over two years. Previously, she was owner and operator of C.Z. Martin & Son at Central Market in Lancaster for ten years and of Hottensteins Farm Market and Bakery, East Petersburg. She was a 1965 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and a member of Community Bible Church, Marietta. Carol was the first female Township Supervisor of East Hempfield Township for nine years and a former Republican Committee Woman. Her interests included gardening, cooking and spending time at the family cabin in Tioga County.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother are three sons, John L. husband of Jennifer Kuhrman Hottenstein of Landisville, James M. husband of Julianne Shoop Hottenstein and Douglas A. husband of Christina Strickler Hottenstein both of Mountville, a daughter, Joy L. Hottenstein of Mount Joy; eight grandchildren; a sister, Elaine wife of John D. Nissley of Manheim; two brothers, Daniel L. Jr. husband of Rhoda Herr Martin of Newville and D. David husband of Robbin Michael Martin of Manheim. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Vonda K. Hottenstein.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at Community Bible Church 331 Anderson Ferry Road, Marietta, PA on Tuesday, March 4, 2008 at 10:30 AM with Pastors Jeffrey Burkholder, James M. Hottenstein and D. David Martin officiating. Interment in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery. There will be a public viewing at the church on Monday evening from 6:30 PM until 8:30 PM and again at the church on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of service. Please omit flowers.

Those desiring may send contributions in Carols memory to Community Bible Church, Memorial Scholarship Fund or Building Fund, P.O. Box 180 Marietta, PA 17547. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, PA in charge of arrangements. For further information or to send the family a message of condolence you may visit our website at

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