Cosma Hornberger

Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, April 26, 2024
John S. Sell Chapel at Masonic Village of Elizabethtown
200 Freemason Drive
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania, United States

Memorial Service

A memorial service will be announced at a later date, expected to be in the first quarter of 2024.

Obituary of Cosma C. Hornberger

Cosma C. “Chris” Hornberger, 91, of Elizabethtown, PA, formerly of Manheim and Baltimore, MD, entered into eternity on Monday afternoon, December 11, 2023 at Masonic Health Care Center in Elizabethtown. Born in Baltimore, on March 26, 1932, she was the daughter of the late Samuel A. and Helena LoGrande Annello. Chris was a wife to Walter Brent for 50 years and later to E. Dale Hornberger for 10 years. She was preceded by her husbands, two brothers, Joseph and John Annello, and her parents. Chris was very proud of her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren and loved them all.

A homemaker, Chris was a member of John S. Sell Memorial Chapel in Elizabethtown and a former member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Manheim. Chris loved the Lord and enjoyed Bible study and daily devotionals. She served over the years in the church choir, visiting shut-ins, and as a greeter. She is well known for her creativity: sewing, painting, jewelry making, knitting hats for those in need, decorating, and always looking stylish. Her homemade costumes for Halloween brought many laughs over the years.

Surviving family members include a son, Robert L. Brent of Reston, VA, two daughters, Laura A. Saintey, of Georgetown, TX, and Carole L. Sheffield, wife of Terry Sheffield, Wilmington, NC; four grandchildren; Jacob Sanger, Megan Sanger, Erin Gerlach and Brent Greiner; six great grandchildren; a sister, Frances E. Maivelett of Elizabethtown; and one stepson and his wife and three step grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held, Friday, April 26, 2024 at 11 AM at John S. Sell Chapel at Masonic Village, 200 Freemason Drive, Elizabethtown, PA 17022. To express a condolence with the family of for additional information, visit

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