Cheryl Hershey

F, b. 11 September 1958, d. 2 April 2016
Father*Clifford Hershey b. 17 Nov 1928, d. 6 Feb 1969
Mother*Beulah Janet Feister b. 17 Dec 1932, d. 14 Mar 2022
Last Edited30 Oct 2019
     Cheryl Hershey was born on 11 September 1958.1 She married Brian K Wasson, son of Paul E Wasson Jr and Vivian A Sharpe, on 21 May 1988.1 Cheryl Wasson died on 2 April 2016 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at age 57.2 She was buried on 5 April 2016 at St John's United Methodist Cemetery, Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.2 Cheryl Hershey ID # 160472775.
     As of 21 May 1988,her married name was Wasson.1


Brian K Wasson b. 15 Jan 1961, d. 28 Sep 2017


  1. [S78] Beulah Feister, "Family Group Sheet by Beulah Feister."
  2. [S126] Obituary, Various, Researched Oct 30, 2019.

Brian K Wasson

M, b. 15 January 1961, d. 28 September 2017
Father*Paul E Wasson Jr1 b. c 1936, d. 27 Oct 2019
Mother*Vivian A Sharpe1
Last Edited29 Oct 2019
     Brian K Wasson was born on 15 January 1961 at Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.2,3 He married Cheryl Hershey, daughter of Clifford Hershey and Beulah Janet Feister, on 21 May 1988.2 Brian K Wasson died on 28 September 2017 at Mt Joy Hospice Center, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at age 56; Brian K. Wasson, age 56, of Gordonville, PA, passed away at the Mt. Joy Hospice Center on Thursday, September 28, 2017. He was the husband of the late Cheryl Hershey Wasson, who passed away on April 2, 2016. He was born in Lancaster, son of Paul E. & Vivian A. Sharpe Wasson of Gordonville.

He graduated from Pequea Valley High School. He was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church of Paradise. Brian worked as an Order Manager for Signature Custom Cabinetry of Ephrata. He loved watching football and going to Lancaster Barnstormers games.

Surviving besides his parents are 2 siblings: Richard "Jake" Wasson of Gordonville, Deborah wife of Preston Chambers of Lancaster. Nieces and nephews also survive.

Funeral service will take place from the Shivery Funeral Home, 3214 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA, on Monday, October 2nd at 11 a.m. with a viewing time from 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Eugene Errickson will be officiating. Interment will be in the St. John's Methodist Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to St. John's United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 86, Paradise, PA 17562.,3 He was buried on 2 October 2017 at St John's United Methodist Cemetery, Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.3 Brian K Wasson ID # 183817270.


Cheryl Hershey b. 11 Sep 1958, d. 2 Apr 2016


  1. [S30] Newspaper Obit, Lancaster Papers, Oct 29, 2019.
  2. [S78] Beulah Feister, "Family Group Sheet by Beulah Feister."
  3. [S126] Obituary, Various, Researched Oct 29, 2019.

Richard Wladyslaw Gursky Jr1

M, b. 14 January 1966
Father*Richard Gursky Sr
Mother*Mailyn Wells
Last Edited14 Jul 2020
     Richard Wladyslaw Gursky Jr was born on 14 January 1966.2 He married Shannon Kay Armer, daughter of Harry Maris Armer Jr and Nancy Kay Bourquardez, on 21 February 1994 at Rockledge United Methodist Church, Rockledge, Brevard, Florida, Certificate # 141294.3,1


Shannon Kay Armer


  1. [S225] Certificate, unknown spouses' names marriage of Vairous, Researched @ records.
  2. [S72] Helen Farmer, "Farmer e-mail," e-mail to unknown recipient, aug 28 2003, Dated Sept 19, 2009 to me.
  3. [S72] Helen Farmer, "Farmer e-mail," e-mail to unknown recipient, aug 28 2003, Dated Sept 19, 2009 to me has married date as Feb 21 1994.

Richard Frey

M, b. 1925, d. 31 January 2019
ChartsT Jefferson Gregg Descendants
Last Edited5 Feb 2022
     Richard Frey was born in 1925 at Highville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1 He married Nancy M. Gregg, daughter of Harry William Gregg and Nina G. Myers, in 1948. Richard Frey died on 31 January 2019 at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1 Richard Frey ID # 196592313. He was buried on 3 February 2019 at Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery Old, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1
     He and Nancy M. Gregg lived on 6 May 1988 at Millersville, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.2


Nancy M. Gregg b. 1926, d. 20 Nov 2019


  1. [S126] Obituary, Various, Find a Grave, database and images (… accessed 05 February 2022), memorial page for Richard J. “Pinky” Frey (unknown–31 Jan 2019), Find a Grave Memorial ID 196592313, citing Saint Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery Old, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Dale Shenk (contributor 47619571).
  2. [S146] Various, Year: 1988; Page:138, Obituary of Mother.

Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill

F, b. 23 April 1931, d. 21 October 2014
Father*Ellis B Brackbill1 b. 16 Aug 1894, d. 7 Aug 1969
Mother*Alice Mae Groff1 b. 14 Feb 1896, d. 13 Jul 1958
Last Edited11 Jan 2020
     Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill was born on 23 April 1931 at Salisbury Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1 She married Thomas Frank Feister, son of William Jacob Feister and Rosanna (Annie) Armer, on 25 June 1949 at Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Marriage License ID 3170, married by Robert H Sholter, minister.2 Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill died on 21 October 2014 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at age 83.1 Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill ID # 137639104. She was buried on 25 October 2014 at Hershey Mennonite Cemetery, New Milltown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania; Rhoda B. Feister, 83, formerly of Kinzers, died at the Masonic Village on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. She was the wife of the late Thomas F. Feister, who died in 2005.

Rhoda graduated from J.P. McCaskey High School in 1949. She worked as secretary and bookkeeper for her husband's painting contractor business.

She was a member of St. John's United Methodist Church, Paradise since March, 1948.

Rhoda was a member of Chris Penn Chapter #455 Order of the Eastern Star, Christiana, and the Paradise Homemaker's Club.

Born in Salisbury Township, she was the daughter of the late Ellis B. and Alice Mae (Groff) Brackbill. Rhoda is survived by two daughters, Sandra L. married to Joseph Harbaugh of Honey Grove, Deborah J. married to Samuel Linton of Ronks and a daughter-in-law, Janet E. Feister of Lancaster; grandchildren, John O. Kachel of Honey Grove, Alissa D. Kachel of New Cumberland and Maura K. married to Troy Hiatt of New Providence; great-grandchildren, Gaige Kachel, Brooke Hiatt, Logan Hiatt, Aurora Linton, Carter Linton, Casey Stoltzfus, Josiah Stoltzfus, Alisson Stoltzfus, DJ Soulliard and Jeffrey Soulliard and her siblings, Mary Hershey of Paradise, Christian Brackbill of New Holland and Grace Strubel of Ronks. Rhoda was preceded in death by a son, Thomas "Tuck" Feister; grandchildren, Mark W. Kachel, Karen L. Soulliard and James T. Linton; a great-granddaughter, Katelyn Soulliard; and her siblings, Maurice Brackbill, Elam Brackbill, Aaron Brackbill, Ruth Brackbill, Anna Brackbill, Alice Lantz and J. Harold Brackbill.

Rhoda's family would like to thank the staff at Masonic Village and Masonic Village Hospice Care for the wonderful care she received.

There will be a viewing on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 1 until 2 PM at St. John's United Methodist Church, 3001 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA. The funeral is 2 PM from the church with Pastor Eugene Errickson officiating. Interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery following the service.

Bachman Funeral Home Strasburg

(LNP 10/23/2014)
Page B5.1
     She appeared on the census of 17 April 1940 at Vintage, Paradise Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.3 She was a member at St John's United Methodist Church, Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, between 1948 and 2014.1 As of 25 June 1949,her married name was Feister. She and Thomas Frank Feister lived on 28 November 2003 at Kinzers, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.4 Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill and Thomas Frank Feister lived on 3 January 2005 at Honey Grove, Chester, Pennsylvania.5 Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill lived on 25 November 2013 at Elizabethtown, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.6


Thomas Frank Feister b. 28 Aug 1925, d. 4 Jan 2005


  1. [S202] Newspaper and date.
  2. [S34] Marriage Record/Divorce: Lancaster County Register of Wills File # 19492769.
  3. [S147] April 1940 Census Records, unknown repository address, Pennsylvania, Lancaster, Paradise, Dist 36-131, Visitation # 249.
  4. [S22] Lancaster Newspapers
    , Obituary of brother, Intell Journal, Friday, November 28, 2003, page B3.
  5. [S30] Newspaper Obit, Lancaster Online Obituaries located January 9 2005. See exhibit.
  6. [S52] Bachman Web Site, online, Obituary for James Linton published on website Nov 26, 2013.

Thomas Lynn Feister

M, b. 18 March 1951, d. 28 December 2011
Father*Thomas Frank Feister b. 28 Aug 1925, d. 4 Jan 2005
Mother*Rhoda Elizabeth Brackbill b. 23 Apr 1931, d. 21 Oct 2014
Last Edited14 Jul 2020
     Thomas Lynn Feister was born on 18 March 1951 at Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1 He married Janet E Miller, daughter of Sylvester B Fisher and Anna M Hertzler, on 15 September 1990 at Port Matilda, Centre, Pennsylvania. Married Lic Id 103987, married by Thomas J Fetterolf.2 Thomas Lynn Feister died on 28 December 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at age 60.1 Thomas Lynn Feister ID # 82693072 & full obituary. He was buried on 2 January 2012 at St John's United Methodist Cemetery, Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1
     He was a self-employed painting contractor before 2011 at Paradise, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.1


Janet Elaine Fisher


  1. [S202] Newspaper and date.
  2. [S34] Marriage Record/Divorce: Lancaster County Register of Wills File # 19902038.

Mark William Kachel

M, b. 15 September 1968, d. 5 February 1998
Father*Daniel Hart Kachel
Mother*Sandra Lee Feister
Last Edited14 Jul 2020
     Mark William Kachel was born on 15 September 1968.1 He married Dara Lynn Shelton on 25 June 1994.1 Mark William Kachel died on 5 February 1998 at Brandywine Hospital, West Chester, Chester, Pennsylvania, at age 29. His wife shared this information with me on 17th anniversary of his death: Mark did not die at Brandywine.
He was in his vehicle...dead...for quite some time at the accident scene. He died "instantly" mainly because he was parked between the guard rail and the truck that hit him so his body took all the impact and it ruptured his brain stem. He had no bruising or anything whatsoever because he just...stopped that moment. It was weird seeing him dead when he "looked" perfectly fine.

I am not sure what the law would be in 1998 in Chester County as far as where he'd have been "pronounced" dead (like if the coroner comes to the scene or if the body is taken to the coroner at the hospital) but he didn't die at Brandywine Hospital. He died at the intersection of Rte. 41 and Zook Road in Christiana...parked by the side of the road watching a jackknifed tractor trailer coming straight at him...His body was taken to the trauma center once removed from his truck.2,3 He was buried on 8 February 1998 at Georgetown United Methodist Cemetery, Bart, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Obituary reads:

Mark W. Kachel, 29, of Gap died Thursday at Brandywine Hospital and Trauma Center of injuries suffered during a crash at 8:10 a.m. on Route 41 at Zook Road near Christiana.

Officer Jim Peters, of the Atglen-West Sadsbury Regional Police, said Kachel was driving south in West Sadsbury Township, Chester County, when a northbound tractor-trailer, driven by Richard Hetrick of Brookville, smashed into him. The truck had jack-knifed while attempting to avoid another vehicle in West Sadsbury Township, Chester County, police said.

Route 41 was closed for about six hours as investigators pieced together the violent accident.

Kachel, the owner of a painting company, was an active member of Common Clay Christian Fellowship, Atglen, where he played guitar on the worship team.

A volunteer at Cornerstone Pregnancy Care Services, he helped paint and redecorate its facilities in Gap and Oxford.

He was a 1986 graduate of Pequea Valley High School.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Daniel H. Kachel Jr. of Kinzers and Sandi Feister Harbaugh of Honey Grove.

He was married to Dara Shelton Kachel.

Surviving besides his wife and parents are two daughters, Casey T. and Alisson M., both at home; two sons, Sean R. and Josiah W., both at home; maternal grandparents Tom and Rhoda Feister of Kinzers; paternal grandmother Dora Kachel of Bart; two sisters, Karen Soulliard of Mifflintown and Alissa Kachel, attending Messiah College; and a brother, John of Honey Grove.
Intelligencer Journal (Lancaster, PA)
Date: February 6, 1998
Page: C-7
Record Number: 1998037059
All content (c) 1998 Lancaster Newspapers Inc.4
Mark William Kachel ID # 21311597.


Dara Lynn Shelton


  1. [S74] Feisters, Letter, Feb 5, 2004 unknown repository, Thomas & Rhoda Feister family sheets.
  2. [S35] Armer Family, Manuscript, apr 17 2000 unknown repository.
  3. [S89] ?, "E-mail Message," e-mail to E Sue Gregg, Received email from his former wife Jan 30,2015 concerning details of his death.
  4. [S13] Various Persons Cemetery Records, E. Sue Gregg, Ronks, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Georgetown United Methodist Cemetery, Visit & Photo Sept 9, 2006.