Eleanor Frances (BEAVER) HERTZLER

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Eleanor Beaver Hertzler at her retirement in 1971 (Photo from the Steve Freeman Collection)
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PORT ROYAL - Eleanor Beaver Hertzler, 87, of Port Royal RR1, died at 4:40 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 26, 2000, at the home of her daughter in Arnold, Md.

Born Oct. 23, 1913, in Port Royal, she was a daughter of the late Samuel S. Beaver and Margaret (Frankhouse) Beaver Lyter, who died Aug. 18, 1999. Her husband, John G. Hertzler, whom she married in 1942, died in 1976.

She is survived by children, Pat Hertzler, Port Royal RR1, Sue Freeman, Arnold, Md. and John G. Hertzler Jr., Los Angeles, Calif.; a brother, Richard Beaver, Thompsontown; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Charles Beaver, who was killed in an airplane accident in 1945 while in the Army; stepfather, George C. Lyter; and stepbrother, William Lyter.

She was a 1931 graduate of Port Royal High School and a 1935 graduate of Wilson College, Chambersburg.

She began her career in education by teaching French, Latin, physical education, and vocational education at Juniata Joint High School, Mifflintown from 1935-1943. While accompanying her husband in the Air Force, she continued her career by teaching Air Force Institute classes in Okinawa; edited technical manuals for Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, Neb.; supervised teachers and taught French in theUniversity of Maryland classes for the Air Force personnel in Casablanca, Morocco; and retired in 1974 after teaching Latin and French for 16 years in Prince George's County, Maryland.

She enjoyed reunions with former Juniata Joint students.

She was a member of the Port Royal Lutheran Church.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Rex Funeral Home, Port Royal, with the Rev. Marton J. Roberson officiating. Interment will be in Old Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal.

Visitation with closed casket will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Port Royal Lutheran Church, PO Box 267, Port Royal, PA 17082-0267 or to Hospice of the Chesapeake, 8424 Veterans Highway, Millersville, MD 21108.

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Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/22/11 - Image Year: 1924
Eleanor Beaver (r) on Town Lane, Port Royal (1924)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 12/31/20 - Image Year: 1942
BILL AND JANE STIMMEL ROBINSON off on their honeymoon. Bill and Jane in front, Dorothy Stimmel on far right, Ben Groninger next to her, John and Eleanor (Beaver) Hertzler in the middle, Marian Groninger holding Bill to the left of John, in the back. April 1942. (Photo submitted by Randy Groninger)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/22/11 - Image Year: 1950
Eleanor Beaver Hertzler in front of her uncle Luther's Clothing Store in Port Royal.
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/23/11 - Image Year: 1957
MARGARET, ELEANOR & GRANDCHILDREN: (l-r) Susan Hertzler Freeman, Margaret Lyter, John Hertzler, Jr., Eleanor Hertzler in the Lyter driveway, Town Lane, Port Royal (1957) (Photo from the Steve Freeman Collection)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/23/11 - Image Year: 1990
Martha Frankhouse Kauffman, Eleanor Beaver Hertzler and Margaret Frankhouse Beaver Lyter (Photo from the Collection of Steve Freeman)
Contributed by rkohler3 on 7/23/11 - Image Year: 1990
VISITING MARGARET: (l-r) Eleanor Hertzler, Margaret Lyter, Patricia Hertzler, Martha Kauffman, Susan Hertzler (Photo from the Steve Freeman Collection)

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