Obituary for Beulah E. Dieffenderfer (Nester)
Beulah E. “Boots” Nester Dieffenderfer, 84, of Hummelstown, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, in the M.S. Hershey Medical Center, surrounded by her loved ones. She was the wife of Marlin A. Dieffenderfer, whom she married on April 13, 1952.
She was born in Hershey on August 17, 1932; the daughter of the late Paul and Julia Rhoads Nester.
Boots was a 1950 graduate of Hershey High School. She was a former employee of the Hershey Chocolate Company, and H.B. Reese, and served as the former librarian at Conewago Elementary School. She enjoyed reading, traveling with her husband and sisters, and going to casinos. Boots was also a talented artist who enjoyed drawing and painting.
In addition to her husband of 64 years, Marlin, Boots is survived by daughters, Wendy and Sandy of Hummelstown; grandson, Chad and his companion Rosa of Highspire; great grandchildren, Sha’linn, Curtis, Carlos, Dawan, Ayveionn, and Shea’leya; sisters, Grace Crawford of Camp Hill, Dorothy Root of Union Deposit, and Patricia Nester of Palmyra; and many nieces and nephews including nieces, Bonnie T., Tina H., Cathy K., and Deb D., and nephew, Rick. Boots was much loved by her family and they will miss her greatly.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her son, Barry E. Dieffenderfer on October 22, 1999; and her sister, Jean Shutt.
Funeral services will be held Monday, November 21, 2016, at 11 AM in the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown. Interment will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg. Relatives and friends are invited to the viewings in the funeral home on Sunday, November 20, 2016 from 6 to 8 PM and again on Monday from 10 AM until the time of the service.
Those desiring may send memorial contributions to Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or to a library of your choice.
The family would like to thank the staff of the 6th Floor Intermediate Care Unit, Hospice of Central PA, and all those who cared for Boots at the hospital.
Online condolences may be shared at www.trefzandbowser.com.