Nellie G. Harbold, age 101 of East Berlin, passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at SpiriTrust Home in Gettysburg. She was born Saturday, May 18, 1918, in Orrtanna, the daughter of the late John Russell and Sarah V. (Daugherty) Gardner.

Nellie graduated from York Springs High School in 1935. She earned her teaching certificate from Elizabethtown College in 1937. She earned her B.S. in elementary education in 1944 from Shippensburg State College. She earned her masters of education in guidance and counseling in 1966 from Shippensburg State College. She taught in Lancaster County schools for two years. She then came to Adams County and taught in York Springs and Bermudian Springs School District through 1969. She then taught in Gettysburg Area School District from 1969 to 1979 until her retirement.

She was a member of Chestnut Grove Lutheran Church, American Assoc. of University Women, Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, PA Assoc. of School Retirees, a charter member of the Mademoiselle Club of York Springs and a member of York Springs Senior Citizens.

Her husband, Ervin L. Harbold, passed in 1958. She is survived by two daughters, Margaret H. Harbold of East Berlin, and Susan H. and husband Gus Fahnestock of Lexington, Mass.; three sons, Stephen G. Harbold of Dillsburg, Thomas A. and wife Dottie Harbold of East Berlin, and Randy S. and wife Sue Harbold of Lancaster; two stepdaughters, Joan and husband Clair Trostle of New Oxford, and Esther Sanders of Biglerville; one stepson, Donald and wife Pat Harbold of Mechanicsburg; step-daughter-in-law Vonnie Harbold of New Oxford; 20 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter Charlotte H. Harbold; and three stepchildren, Walter G. Harbold, Jean E. King and Jay Robert Harbold.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home Inc., 111 S. Main St., Bendersville.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Chestnut Grove Lutheran Church, 1136 Mountain Road, York Springs. Interment will be in Sunnyside Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Gardner’s Church, c/o Linda Williams, 1038 Hastings Blvd., York, PA 17402; or Memorial Honor Fund PASR, 878 Century Drive, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; or the charity of one’s choice.

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