Idella J. Krug
09/16/1918 - 06/08/2017
Idella J. Krug, 98, of Hanover, departed this life on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at her home, with her family by her side. She was the wife of Edward H. Krug Jr. who died February 18, 2017 and Paul L. Gebhart who died March 14, 1960. Born September 16, 1918 in Adams Co, she was the daughter of the late Commadore and Harriet (Diehl) Sanders. Idella was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Hanover. In her younger years, she would walk from Brushtown to Middleburg sewing factory to help support a very large family. She then married Paul Gebhart on April 22, 1939, they went on to purchase the Main Street Tavern in McSherrystown. They were self taught business owners and kept the business from 1948-1967. After Paul’s death, she became the sole owner/operator till the sale in 1967. Her life was her family and her hobby was her business. She was a hard working woman who took pride in her business and raising five children. Her cooking was widely known and famous in the area. The farmers often brought fresh vegetables and chickens that were used in cooking. She was of service to the community in many ways, but quietly. Often feeding the hungry that waited at the back door. In her later years, she remarried Edward Krug and enjoyed a life of travel and retirement. She always enjoyed spending time with her family and friends especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She leaves to cherish in her memory five children; Paul Gebhart Sr. and wife Letty of New Oxford, Janet Sanders of McSherrystown, Barbara Rogers and husband Phil of Cape May, NJ, Loretta Douglas of Surprise, AZ, and Nicholas Gebhart and Robin Herman of Port St. Lucie, FL., three step-children Paula Martz, Michael Krug and Dwight Krug; 13 grandchildren; Mike Gebhart, Andrea Willett, Karen Wilt, Paul Gebhart, Paul Sanders, Jeanna Giraldi, Juli Cavanaugh, Jennifer Rogers, Lida Bickford, Jack Wright, Mary Theresa Hale, Nick Gebhart and Nancy Gebhart, 22 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren and 15 step great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Hanover, with Rev. Michael P. Reid II as celebrant. Burial will follow in Annunciation Cemetery, McSherrystown. Friends and relatives will be received Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Murphy Funeral Home, 501 Ridge Ave. McSherrystown with a prayer service at 8 p.m. Serving as pallbearers will be Paul Gebhart Jr, Kyle Lorenz, Jack Wright, Ian Gebhart, Mike Krug and Nick Gebhart. The family would like to express their special thanks to all that contributed and spent loving time with Idella. Memorial contributions in memory of Idella may be made to St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 220 Third Street, Hanover, PA 17331.
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