LaVonda “Vonnie” Gehman Eby 1942~2022


Mrs. LaVonda “Vonnie” Gehman Eby (Martin), 79, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away Wednesday, January 19th in her home.

LaVonda “Vonnie” Gehman Eby
LaVonda “Vonnie” Gehman Eby

Born August 22, 1942 in Guilford Springs Township, Franklin County, she was the daughter of the late Melvin and Savilla (Shetter) Martin.

She grew up in Marion, PA and moved to Wisconsin after she married Daniel Leroy Gehman. Daniel passed away Dec. 25, 1993, and Vonnie moved back to the area in 1995. She married Harold Edward Eby May 4, 2002 at Rowe Mennonite Church, Shippensburg, PA.

Vonnie was a wonderful person. She kept a good home and was a person with a lot of patience. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery and was an avid reader.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four step-children: Ruth E. Herr (Mervin,) Gettysburg, PA; Carolyn M. Grove (Ivan), Hanover, PA; Harold D. Eby (Doris), Hagerstown, MD; Linda K. Diller (Jay), Greencastle, PA; 19 step-grandchildren; 40 step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Doris Ann Thompson, Pensacola, FL, and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and her first husband, she was preceded in death by a step-granddaughter, Jessica D. Eby, a sister, Margaret Harmon and a brother, Richard Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, January 22, 2022 in Mount Olive Mennonite Church, 13305 Maugansville Rd. Hagerstown, MD, with Mount Olive church ministry officiating. Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Friday, January 21st at the church and again one hour prior to the service on Saturday.

Flowers should be omitted. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the church.

Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Greencastle, is handling the arrangements.

On-line condolences may be expressed at the funeral home’s website.