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Stella Cave

Stella Marie Cave (Cobaugh)

Saturday, May 30th, 1942 - Wednesday, February 26th, 2020
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Stella Marie Cobaugh Cave, 77, of Halifax, passed away Wednesday, February 26, 2020, at her home with her loving family by her side.

Born in Hummelstown on May 30, 1942, she was one of 11 children to the late Amos, Sr., and Pearl V. Nunnamaker Cobaugh.

Stella was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had attended the former Hummelstown High School. Stella was a member of Faith United Methodist Church, Halifax. She enjoyed eating lunch at Olive Garden, and shopping at Boscov’s, but most of all, she loved spoiling her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and siblings, Stella was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Santana, in 1980.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Paul Cave, whom she married on July 16, 1966; one son, Mark Santana of Halifax; two daughters, Toni Hoke wife of Gregory, and Robin Woland wife of Dennis both of Halifax; three grandchildren, Alison Lion and Sarah Cosky both of Halifax, and Adam Hoke of Millersburg; four great grandchildren, Gabriel Lion, Ainsley Hoke, Liam Phipps and Ryder Cosky; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 11 AM in Faith United Methodist Church, 1844 Armstrong Valley Road, Halifax, with The Rev. Gail P. Boyer, her pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Long’s Cemetery, Halifax. Friends are invited to call Tuesday in the church from 10 AM until time of the services.

Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 W. Main Street, Hummelstown, is handling the services.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110; or to the Trefz & Bowser Funeral Home, Inc., 114 West Main Street, Hummelstown, PA 17036 to help offset the funeral expenses.

The family would like to extend heartfelt appreciation to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania for the loving care and genuine kindness given to Stella, and guiding support given to them throughout her illness.

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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am
    Faith United Methodist Church, Halifax
    1844 Armstrong Valley Road
    Halifax, PA 17032
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  • Service

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 | 11:00am
    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 11:00am
    Faith United Methodist Church, Halifax
    1844 Armstrong Valley Road
    Halifax, PA 17032
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    The Rev. Gail P. Boyer
  • Interment

    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020 |
    Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020
    Long's Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Halifax, PA 17032
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Bob Hess

Posted at 01:21pm
Bob Hess
I have a lot of fond memories of my Aunt Stella. We grew up together in my younger years. We were only 5 years apart in age. We both lived in her father's house/apartments. Many times we'd play out in the old back yard. I remember the day that I pretended that I was sick, and she was my nurse. She had one of her father's RC Colas and she gave it to me with a "t" spoon as my medicine. A few years ago, my wife and I went back to Pa. to visit our families. She traveled over to Bachmanville to visit with us at my in law's house. That was the last time that I had seen her. I loved my aunt Stella. Used to call her often and we'd did a lot of laughing during the calls. She was a very sweet and special person that will be missed by all.
To all the rest of our family, I want you all to know that I am praying for you during this time. We have a marvelous God that can get us through these sad days. It is my prayer that if you do not know Jesus as your personal Savior, that you will receive Him and feel the grace, comfort and peace that only He can give.

Tony Cobaugh

Posted at 10:15am
Before I say my heartfelt condolences, I must quickly fill in a few blanks for all of you. I was born July 15, 1955, in Harrisburg, PA. My father was Aunt Stella's half-brother, George R. ("Snap") Cobaugh, Sr. He was never a part of my life and the Cobaugh name was never spoken of during my upbringing. Many years went by and I connected with the Cobaugh family about 12-years ago. I met my first cousin, Bob Hess, of Buchanan, MI. During his first visit to my home town, he called Aunt Stella and put me on the phone with her. She was so warm and welcoming to me. She made me immediately feel a part of the Cobaugh family. My regret is not going to PA to meet her in person. However, I will be forever grateful for that one lengthy phone call where she made me feel like a million bucks. THANK YOU, AUNT STELLA!

Now, to all of you surviving family members, my words may not add much comfort BUT always know how lucky you were to have her as your wife, mother, in-law, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Just think in terms of these words - GIFT, GRIEF, GLORY.

From her birth until her passing, she was a GIFT to all that knew her!

There is nothing more genuine than the GRIEF that all of you feel right now. She will always be in your hearts and minds. That grief will turn into loving, cherished memories throughout your life.

Know this, Stella is in GLORY with our Heavenly Father for the rest of time. There is PEACE in knowing that!

My most heartfelt condolences to all of you! May God bless ALL OF YOU!

Aunt Stella will be written into my prayer book where she will remain with me.

Very Respectfully,
Anthony J. (Tony) Cobaugh
Louisville, KY


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