Charles R. “Chuck” Hernley

Published 4:33 pm Tuesday, February 22, 2022

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1930 – 2022

Charles R. “Chuck” Hernley, 91, passed away Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022 at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born Dec. 4, 1930, in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania to Elam R. and Mabel (Stauffer) Hernley.

On Sep. 22, 1951 he married Betty L. Hartzler at the Goshen College Chapel. They enjoyed 51 years of marriage prior to her death Aug. 4, 2003.

Survivors include three daughters, Kathi (Gail) Janssen, and Pam (Bob) Reedy, both of Goshen and Cindy (Bob) Clayton, New Paris; four sons, Steve (Tammy) Hernley, LaGrange, GA, Doug (Gwen) Hernley, Goshen, Ron Hernley, McMinnville, Oregon, and Jeff (Lisa) Hernley, Milford; 34 grandchildren; 33 great-grandchildren; and 11 great-great grandchildren.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Elva R. Markley and Marilyn L. Hernley; and a great-grandson.

Chuck was a hard worker holding several jobs in the news printing industry; was a delivery driver for Coachman Inc.; and also owned Raceview Florist for a time. He was a gifted story-teller and writer of poetry. He and Betty enjoyed many travels together. He was an avid golfer and fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pirates.

A member of New Paris Church of the Brethren, Chuck was an active volunteer for the Chamberlain School Reading Program and with Meals on Wheels. He was also involved with Christian Writers Club.

Visitation will be Tuesday, March 1, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

There will also be an hour of visitation prior to the 2 p.m.