Bertha Hironimus, 84, of Ligonier PA, passed away so very peacefully at “home” on Wednesday, May 17, 2023. The family would like to thank the staff of Bethlen Home for their loving care of mom and family support. She was born to the late Herman and Alta Williams Horton in Johnstown PA on October 4, 1938.
Bertha earned a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh in Johnstown PA and a Masters of Divinity from Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg VA. She trained as a chaplain at the Lehigh Valley Trauma Center in Allentown PA. Bertha retired as the chaplain of Palmerton Hospital, Palmerton PA. After retiring from chaplaincy Bertha pastored First Church of the Brethren Ligonier PA.
Her ministry started as the wife of the late pastor Leon Hironimus. She eventually became a fully ordained minister in the Church of the Brethren.
This ministry never stopped. To the end of her time on this earth she continued to share the good news and love of the Lord Jesus Christ.
In addition to her parents, Bertha is preceded in death by her husband, Leon Hironimus and her brother Charles (Chuck) Horton.
She is survived by her son Jeff Hironimus (Judy) of McDonald PA, daughter Beth Ann Hironimus of Butler PA, daughter Patricia Marie (Dan Depcrymski) of Saxonburg PA, and daughter Andrea Joyce (Dave McLeary) of Ligonier PA. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren-Mike Saville (April)-North Fayette PA, Chrissy Feeney-Washington PA, and Nora Hironimus-Studio City CA; Jessica Hironimus Wachter (Jake)-Occaquan VA, Dannielle Hironimus Wells (Nick)-Butler PA; Nick Depcrymski (Jennifer)-Pittsburgh PA, Jake Depcrymski (Jennifer)- Saxonburg PA; Noel McLeary Campagna (Glenn)-Spring Hill TN, Devin McLeary-Sherman Oaks CA
She is further survived by 12 great grandchildren
A Celebration of Life service will be planned at a later date.