Miriam H. Herr


Miriam H. Herr of Not­ting­ham, PA, died of heart and res­pi­ra­tory fail­ure on Septem­ber 4, 2016.

She was pre­ceded in death by her hus­band of 65 years, James S. Herr, founder of Herr Foods, Inc.

To­gether they had five chil­dren: June Gun­den, wife of Doug Gun­den, Peachtree City, GA; James M. Herr, hus­band of Lois Herr, Not­ting­ham, PA; Ed­win Herr, Not­ting­ham, PA; Gene Herr, hus­band of Terri Herr, Kirk­wood, PA; and Martha Thomas, wife of Daryl Thomas, Kirk­wood, PA. She is sur­vived by 20 grand­chil­dren and 29 great-grand­chil­dren.

Miriam (“Mim”) Herr was born in Par­adise, PA, on Nov. 29, 1926. She is sur­vived by six sib­lings: Mary, mar­ried to John Dar­ras of Le­ola, PA; Ruth, mar­ried to Roy Book of Ronks, PA; Rhoda Nolt, Lan­dis Homes, PA; John Her­shey, Quar­ryville, PA; Isaac Her­shey, Sun City, AZ; Ger­ald Her­shey, Carolina Beach, NC. She is pre­ceded in death by a sis­ter, Eve­lyn Rutt Rohrer.

Mim was well known for her thought­ful­ness and hos­pi­tal­ity, as well as her shared lead­er­ship in the found­ing of Herr Foods. Through the James S. Herr Foun­da­tion and other charitable or­ga­ni­za­tions, she was a tire­less ad­vo­cate for evan­ge­lism around the world. She had a heart for com­mu­nity ser­vice. The de­light of her life was her fam­ily — not only her per­sonal de­scen­dants and church fam­ily, but the whole “fam­ily” of em­ploy­ees. She was an ac­tive mem­ber of Mount Ver­non Church in Kirk­wood, PA, for nearly 70 years.

A pri­vate in­ter­ment for the im­me­di­ate fam­ily was held on Mon­day, Septem­ber 5 in Not­ting­ham, where she is buried next to her beloved hus­band. A memo­rial ser­vice is be­ing planned for Septem­ber 24, 3 p.m. at the Ox­ford Area High School, 705 Wa­ter­way Road, Ox­ford, PA. Vis­i­ta­tion will be from 9:00 to 11:00, 12:00 to 2:00, as well as af­ter the ser­vice. Re­fresh­ments will be avail­able through­out the day.

The fam­ily re­quests that, in lieu of flow­ers, memo­rial do­na­tions be made to Mount Ver­non Church in Kirk­wood, PA, or Sa­mar­i­tan’s Purse, in Boone, NC.

Ar­range­ments are be­ing han­dled by the Edward L. Collins Jr. Fu­neral Home, Ox­ford, PA.

On-line con­do­lences may be made at www.el­collins fu­ner­al­home.com.


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