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Eva Kay Wolfe, 73, of Dillsburg, PA, passed away Monday, March 2, 2020 in her home surrounded by her husband, Melvin Eugene Wolfe, and her loving family. She was born July 15, 1946 to the late Foster E. and Rena Mae (Reinhart) Hockenberry in Newville, PA.
Eva Kay retired from Highmark where she worked as a claims processor. She enjoyed making sweaters, scarfs and other beautiful clothing on her knitting machine and sewing handmade clothing for her grandchildren. She enjoyed making crafts and knitting blankets over the years. In 2019, she fulfilled her dream of visiting the Grand Canyon. Eva loved her snacks, especially circus peanuts. Her favorite ice cream was homemade grapenut. Eva adored her cute Maltese, Tootsie, who was always by her side.
In addition to her husband, Eva Kay is survived by her children; JR Barrett (Michele) of Carlisle, PA, Kendra Kilgore (Mark) of Spring Grove, PA, Shawn Barrett (Angela) of Camp Hill, PA, Melvin E. Wolfe Jr. (Teena) of Johnson City, NY and Melanie E. Calaman and companion Ed Eames of Newville, PA. Eva has 12 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. She was the youngest of 15 Hockenberry children; surviving are Carolyn Hoover of Carlisle, PA and Cleo Hosler of Newville, PA. She was predeceased by siblings, Norma Hostetter, Marie Diehl, Annabelle Allard, Linda Gensler, Ruth Keck, Florence Webber and Jay, Carl, Raymond, Clair, Herbert and Paul Hockenberry.
Funeral services will be held, Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 3:00 PM in the Big Spring United Lutheran Church, 101 Crossroad School Rd., Newville, PA 17241 with Rev. Molly Haggerty officiating. A viewing will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements are being handled by the Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065. Please visit www.hollingerfuneralhome.com for condolences to the family. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dream Foundation, 1528 Chapala St., Suite 304, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
I am sorry for the loss of my brother’s wife, Eva. She fought hard to beat that cancer. Thoughts and prayers to my brother and familyShahnez and Marie .
Shahnez Mar 10 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Eva's passing. I worked with her years ago. I know she fought her battle with courage.God bless her and her family. I will never forget her! RIP dear Eva
Sue Vick Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM
I was very saddened to see about the death of another one of my classmates. To the entire family, you will be in my thoughts and prayers. You have my deepest sympathy in this your time of loss.
Barbara Fraker Adams '64 Mar 6 2020 12:00 AM
In loving memory of you, a great mother to our children. You will always have a special place in my heart.Ken Barrett
Ken Barrett Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM
We find comfort in knowing that you're watching over us from heaven. You will live on in our hearts and minds forever. Love, Mark & Kendra, Vince, Dustin & Dylan and Grandson, Walter.
Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM