Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1970

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 5 - February 3, 1970, page 111, 112

Alderfer, Martha, daughter of Charles and Lydia (Bechtel) Hendricks, was born Sept. 14, 1891; died Oct. 13, 1969; aged 78 y. 29 d. On Dec. 28, 1912, she was married to Warren Alderfer, who died in 1938. Surviving are 4 children (Edith-Mrs. Joe Clemmer, Martha, Warren, and Irma-Mrs. Royden Rittenhouse), 11 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 daughters. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church with Harold Fly and Ellis Mack officiating.

Brunk, Aldine C., was born at Broadway, Va., Oct. 25, 1886; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kans., Dec. 23, 1969; aged 83 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was married to Eva Harder, who preceded him in death in 1949, and to Melva Harder, who survives. He was a former missionary to India. He was a member of the Hesston Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 26, with Peter Wiebe, Jerry Weaver, and Earl Buckwalter officiating; interment in the Zimmerdale Cemetery.

Erb, Salome, daughter of the late Peter and Nancy (Schultz) Boshart, was born in Perth Co., Ont., Dec. 3, 1900; died at St. Mary's Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 10, 1970; aged 69 y. 1 m. 7 d. On July 19, 1920, she was married to Menno O. Erb, who died Dec. 14, 1955. Surviving are one son (Albert), 3 grandchildren, and one brother (Emanuel). She was preceded in death by an infant daughter and 2 brothers (Samuel and Ezra). She was a member of the Maple View Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, with Herb Schultz, Steve Gerber, and Chris O. Erb officiating.

Esbenshade, S. Ella, daughter of Amos and Elizabeth (Lutz) Shanbach, was born on Strasburg Twp., Pa., Jan. 15, 1884; died Jan. 2, 1970, following a 6-month illness; aged 85 y. 11 m. 18 d. She was married to Milton H. Esbenshade, who died Feb, 12, 1963. Surviving are 7 children (Elizabeth F.-Mrs. Harry K. Landis, Martha H., Mary E.-Mrs. Aaron H. Denlinger, Elias B., Noah S., Ella Mae-Mrs. Samuel S. Wenger, and Milton A.), 23 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. Earl D. Ranck). She was a member of the Strasburg Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 5, with Emory H. Herr, Clayton L. Keener, and Charles L. Good officiating.

Johnson, Emma, daughter of Carl and Anna Johnson, was born near Chief, Mich., Sept. 13, 1892; died at the home of her daughter Neva, Farmington, Mich., Dec. 25, 1969; aged 77 y. 2 m. 7 d. On April 8, 1915, she was married to Elmer T. Johnson, who died in 1965. Surviving are one daughter (Neva-Mrs. Gordon Kruse), 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 5 foster sons (Irvin, Carl, Arthur, and Ernest Anderson, and Fred Johnson). She was a member of the Pleasantview Church. Funeral services were held at the Terwilliger Funeral Home, Kaleva, Mich., with Henry Wyse officiating; interment in the Norwalk Cemetery.

Kinzie, Nancy, daughter of Noah and Nancy (Weber) Dettweiler, was born at Bloomingdale, Ont., Aug. 28, 1883; died at Coutts Pavilion, Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 16, 1969; aged 86 y. 2 m. 19 d. In 1909, she was married to Ephraim Kinzie, who died in 1958. Surviving are one son (Elton), 3 daughters (Verda, Della, and Orpha), 4 grandchildren, and one brother (Norman). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Rheta) in 1968. She was a member of the Preston Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 18, with Rufus Jutzi officiating; interment in the Hagey Cemetery.

Kurtz, Rebecca, daughter of Christian and Christina (Good) Culp, was born at Elida, Ohio, July 23, 1881; died Jan. 3, 1970; aged 88 y. 5 m. 11 d. On Dec. 27, 1906, she was married to Samuel David Kurtz, who preceded her in death in Feb. of 1946. Surviving are 2 sons (Ervin C. and Christian S.), 7 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Hartzler and Mrs. Ada Berry). She was a member of the Mt. Pleasant Church, Chesapeake, Va., where funeral services were held Jan. 7, with Amos D. Wenger and Phillip Miller officiating.

Langs, Eugene, son of William Wallace and Helen (Allen) Langs, was born in Norfolk Co., Ont., Nov. 16, 1881; died at his home of a heart attack, Jan. 8, 1970; aged 88 y. 1 m. 23 d. In 1909, he was married to Loudia Shantz, who preceded him in death in 1938. In 1941, he was married to Susannah Kolb, who died in 1959. Surviving are one son (Tom), 2 daughters (Stella-Mrs. Enan Hunsperger and Mrs. Helen Robinson), 8 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son (John) in 1931. He was a charter member of the Stirling Avenue Church. Funeral services were held at the Preston Church, Jan. 10, with Rufus Jutzi officiating, assisted by James Reusser and Howard Good; interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener.

Lehman, Lydia, was born in Sterling, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1884; died at Goshen, Ind., Dec. 16, 1969; aged 85 y. 2 m. 18 d. on Aug. 16, 1905, she was married to Martin Clifford Lehman, who preceded her in death on Dec. 22, 1963. For 25 years she and her husband served as missionaries to India. Surviving are 2 daughters (Carolyn-Mrs. Robert L. Bender and Irene-Mrs. Edwin I. Weaver), 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Waldo J.) in 1960. She was a member of the Prairie Street Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 18, with Russell Krabill officiating.

Mayer, L. Anna, daughter of Abiah D. and Lydia (Zook) Byler, was born in Belleville, Pa., Oct. 28, 1890; died at the Schuerer Hospital, Pigeon, Mich., from complications developing from a fractured hip, Jan. 8, 1970; aged 79 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Feb. 13, 1921, she was married to Ezra Mayer, who died Feb. 5, 1956. Surviving are 4 daughters (Irene-Mrs. Henry Slabaugh, Gladys-Mrs. Delbert Fenner, Lucille-Mrs. John Wenger, and Verda), one son (Willard), 19 grandchildren, one brother (Jesse D. Byler), and 3 sisters (Mary Byler, Barbara Byler, and Ella-Mrs. Daniel Longenecker). She was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Levi, David, and Rufus). Funeral services were held at the Pigeon River Church, Jan. 11, with Earl Maust and Luke Yoder officiating.

Miller, Mary Williams, was born in Bristol, England, March 8, 1874; died at Coutts Pavilion, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 9, 1970; aged 95 y. 10 m. 1 d. She came to Canada as a young girl and grew to womanhood in the Anson Groh home, Preston, Ont. She was married to John Miller, who died in 1943. Surviving are one daughter (Nettie-Mrs. Harry Martin), 6 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Weber Church. Funeral services were held at the Stager-Barthel Funeral Home, Preston, Jan. 12, with Rufus Jutzi officiating; interment in the Hagey Cemetery.

Rohr, Charles, son of Samuel B. and Elizabeth (Moyer) Rohr, was born March 10, 1890; died Nov. 29, 1969; aged 77 y. 8 m. 19 d. Surviving are 4 sisters and one brother. He was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. He was a member of the Doylestown Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 3, with Joseph L. Gross and J. Silas Graybill officiating; interment in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ruth, Verna K., was born in Skippack Twp., Pa., Nov. 3, 1881; died Dec. 16, 1969; aged 88 y. 13 d. She was married to Howard Ruth, who died in Sept. of 1951. Surviving are 3 sons (Howard, Markley, and John), one granddaughter, and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Dec. 19, with John E. Lapp and Ellis Mack officiating.

Troyer, Eldon Wayne, son of Mahlon and Naomi (Swartzentruber) Troyer, was born at McMinnville, Ore. Oct. 16, 1956; drowned at Port Alsworth, Alaska, while ice skating, Dec. 20, 1969; aged 13 y. 2 m. 4 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Marvin), and one sister (Roxanne). He was a member of the First Mennonite Church of McMinnville, Ore. (Body not found).

Van Pelt, Marc Leon, son of Jake and Marilyn (West) Van Pelt, was born at Oregon City, Ore., May 9, 1969; died at Portland, Ore., from conditions caused by birth complications, Jan. 14, 1970; aged 8 m. 5 d. Surviving in addition to his parents are 2 sisters (Janette, and Juli Ann). Services for the family were held at the Zion Church, Jan. 17, with Paul Brunner officiating.

Widrick, Andrew M., son of Daniel and Fannie (Moser) Widrick, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Sept. 2, 1898; died at the Greenbriar Nursing Home, Carthage, N.Y., from a respiratory infection, Jan. 8, 1970; aged 71 y. 4 m. 6 d. On Oct. 27, 1927, he was married to Nancy K. Leis, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Richard, Laveda-Mrs. Ralph Taube, Edward, and Loretta-Mrs. Joseph Zehr), 18 grandchildren, his mother, 2 brothers (Ben and Daniel), and 3 sisters (Rose-Mrs. Joe Nafziger, Martha-Mrs. Elias Zehr, and Esther-Mrs. Nelson Widrick). He was preceded in death by one son (Albert) in 1938, his father, and 2 brothers (Reuben and Ira). He was a member of the Naumburg Conservative Church. Funeral services were held at the Croghan Conservative Church, Jan. 11, with Elmer Moser, Richard Zehr, and Milton Zehr officiating.

Young, Lillian H., daughter of the late Albert H. and Barbara (Welfley) Harner, was born in Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 15, 1899; died unexpectedly at her home in Mount Joy, Pa., Jan. 4, 1970; aged 70 y. 11 m. 19 d. On March 1, 1917, she was married to Roy Young, who died in 1959. Surviving are 2 daughters (Arlene-Mrs. Lewis Diller and Mrs. Dorothy Wagner), 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Albert Harner), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Herr and Mrs. Ruth Shank). She was a member of the Mount Joy Church. Funeral services were held at the Nissley Funeral Home in Mount Joy, Jan. 7, with Henry W. Frank officiating; interment in Cross Roads Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 6 - February 10, 1970, page 135, 136

Coy, Cora, daughter of Henry and Martha (Lehman) Ziegler, was born at North Lima, Ohio, Oct. 30, 1880; died at Salem, Ohio, Dec. 7, 1969; aged 89 y. 1 m. 7 d. In 1899, she was married to Noah Cullar, who died in 1908. In 1916, she was married to Stelvin Coy, who died in 1951. Surviving are 3 children (Mrs. Bertha Halferty, Ruth-Mrs. William Howell, and Orville), one stepdaughter (Edna-Mrs. Ralph Oesch), 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and one sister (Laura-Mrs. Bert Rohrer). She was a member of the Midway Church. Funeral services were held at the Seederly-Beihart Funeral Home, North Lima, Dec. 10, with Ernest Martin officiating.

Gindlesperger, Minnie V., daughter of John J. and Malinda (Blough) Kaufman, was born in Conemaugh Twp., Pa., Nov. 12, 1885; died at Johnstown, Pa., from a broken hip and stroke, Jan. 12, 1970; aged 84 y. 2 m. On Aug. 23, 1906, she was married to Samuel S. Gindlesberger, who died June 30, 1953. Surviving are 3 children (Kenneth, Mary-Mrs. Freeman Blough, and H. Merle), 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one brother (John B.), and one half sister (Nan-Mrs. Ralph Baumgardner). She was preceded in death by one son (Fred), one daughter (Gladys), 2 sisters, and one brother. She was a member of the Stahl Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 14, with Sanford G. Shetler and David A. Alwine officiating; interment in the Blough Mennonite Cemetery.

Gingerich, Eli D., son of Daniel and Lydia Kauffman, was born in Custer Co., Okla., March 2, 1901; died at his home near Turner, Mich., following an extended illness (which caused his legs to be paralyzed since July, 1968) Jan. 14, 1970; aged 68 y. 10 m. 12 d. On April 24, 1932, he was married to Wilma Eichorn, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Paul, Mary Grace-Mrs. Gilbert Shue, and Mabel-Mrs. Boyd Kincely), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Joe, Edward, and Daniel), and one sister (Katie). He was a member of the Riverside Conservative Church, where funeral services were held Jan.16, with Elmer Swartz, Alvin Swartz, and Levi Swartz officiating; interment in the Whitney Cemetery.

Holsopple, Walter Wenger, son of Lewis A. and Anna (Shantz) Holsopple; was born near Versailles, Mo., Nov. 30, 1931; died at his home at Versailles, Mo., of cancer, Jan. 13, 1970; aged 38 y. 1 m. 14 d. Surviving are his father, one brother (John R.), and one sister (Clara A.). Funeral services were held at the Kidwell Chapel, Mt. Zion Church, Jan. 15, with Allen Zook, Leroy Gingerich and Norman Wenger officiating.

Kuhns, Paul A., son of Samuel H. and Martha (Horst) Kuhns, was born at Chambersburg, Pa., July 26, 1914; died at Chambersburg Hospital, Nov. 14, 1969; aged 55 y. 3 m. 19 d. He was married to Lucinda Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Lois-Mrs. Richard Landis, Hazel-Mrs. Eugene Frey, and Julia), 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Ira, Harvey, Adin, and Harold), 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Hummer, Mrs. Naomi Martin, and Mrs. Cora Crunkleton), his mother, stepfather (Samuel H. Ebersole), 2 stepbrothers (John and Merle), and 6 stepsisters (Mrs. Edna Shank, Mrs. Ruth Wingert, Mrs. Elizabeth Horst, Mrs. Anna Grove, Mrs. Mildred Frey, and Mrs. Lois Bair). He was preceded in death by one infant son. He was a member of the Chambersburg Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 17, with Amos Martin, Omar Martin, and Preston Frey officiating.

Landis, Ellen F., daughter of Benjamin and Lizzie (Fry), Weidner, was born in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., May 5, 1888; died at the Lancaster Osteopathic Hospital, from a stroke, Dec. 6, 1969; aged 81 y. 7 m. 1 d. On July 23, 1912, she was married to John E. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Maurice, Raymond, Dorothy, David, and Naomi-Mrs. David L. Bair), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Shreiner and Mrs. Arthur Keath), and 2 brothers (Frank F. and Maurice). She was a member of the North End Church. Funeral services were held at the East Chestnut Street Church, Dec. 9, with James M. Shank and Earl M. Wert officiating; interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Loucks, Clara, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 11, 1886; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Aug. 21, 1969; aged 82 y. 10 m. 10 d. On June 3, 1906, she was married to Joseph Loucks, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Phares, Vernon, and Charlie), 5 daughters (Mrs. Clyde Jantz, Mrs. Orville Stutzman, Mrs. Glenn Cox, Mrs. Jesse Diener, and Mrs. James Posar), 22 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Frances Stoltzfus). She was a member of the Spring Valley Church, where funeral services were held Aug. 24.

Mast, Jacob K., son of David and Elizabeth (Stoltzfus) Mast, was born Nov. 21, 1902; died of a coronary infraction, Jan. 2, 1970; aged 67 y. 1 m. 12 d. On Jan. 6, 1927, he was married to Ada Stoltzfus, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Milford S., Oliver S., Paul D., Wesley S., Miriam-Mrs. Allen Weaver, Virginia-Mrs. Truman Hertzler, Rhoda-Mrs. Ed Longenecker, and Mae-Mrs. George Stoltzfus), 2 brothers (John M. and Aquila D.), and 3 sisters (Rebecca-Mrs. Isaac S. King, Sara-Mrs. Elam King, and his twin Nancy-Mrs. Wayne S. Martin). He was preceded in death by stillborn twin sons, one daughter, and one son. He was a member of the Conestoga Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 6, with Ira Kurtz and Harvey Z. Stoltzfus officiating; interment in the Pine Grove Cemetery, with Millard Shoup officiating.

Sauder, Mrs. Stanley, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Gingerich, was born in Hay Twp., Jan. 14, 1919; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, Ont., following a lengthy illness, Jan. 16, 1970; aged 51 y. 2 d. On March 23, 1946, she was married to Stanley Sauder, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Ray S.), 3 daughters (Shirley, Marcia, and Carri), 5 brothers (Earl, Loren, Alvin, Neil, and Lennis), 5 sisters (Mrs. Elda Bender, Dorothy-Mrs. Seonard Bowman, Doreen-Mrs. Earl Oesch, Della Mae-Mrs. Kenneth Gascho, and Helen-Mrs. Keith Gingerich). She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont., where funeral services were held Jan. 19, with Robert Johnson and Vernon Leis officiating.

Yutzy, Fanny, daughter of Levi and Rebecca (Mast) Helmuth, was born at Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 25, 1913; died at the K. U. Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan., Jan. 14, 1970, after having had open-heart surgery; aged 56 y. 2 m. 20 d. On March 8, 1936, she was married to Joe Yutzy, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Orva-Mrs. Ron Hargett, Elaine, Harold, and Merl), 2 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Eli and Alvin). She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. She was a member of the Yoder Church, where funeral services were held with Andrew Bontrager and Edward Yutzy officiating.

Zimmerman, John Sensenig, son of Moses and Fianna (Sensenig) Zimmerman, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 1, 1893; died at Seaford, Del., of a heart attack, Jan. 17, 1970; aged 76 y. 4 m. 16 d. On June 9, 1921, he was married to Elimra Hess, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Norma-Mrs. Carl Meck and J. Byron), 4 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Harvey S., Moses S., Ira S., and Walter S.), and one sister (Mrs. Anna S. Zeiset). He was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Mary and Martha). He was a member of the East Chestnut Street Church. Funeral services were held at the Lititz Church, Jan. 21, with James M. Shank, Luke S. Shank, Melvin Lauver, and Raymond Bucher officiating; interment in Hess Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 7 - February 17, 1970, page 159, 160

Brunk, Mollie, daughter of Timothy J. and Mary (Powell) Wenger, was born in Augusta Co., Va., Aug. 8, 1893; died in Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., following a short illness from a stroke, Sept. 19, 1969; aged 76 y. 1 m. 11 d. On Jan. 3, 1915, she was married to Samuel H. Brunk, who died in May, 1968. She is survived by 3 sons (George F., Daniel, and Samuel), 2 daughters (Ida Mae-Mrs. Richard Leatherman and Edith-Mrs. Gordon McGhee), 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Ernest Miller, Mrs. Ida Shaddinger, and Mrs. Lessie Hershberger), and 2 brothers (Roy G. and Powell). She was a member of the Warwick River Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 21, with Truman H. Brunk officiating, assisted by Nevin Horst.

Byler, John Martin, son of John and Amanda (Kurtz) Byler, was born at Belleville, Pa., March 17, 1937; died at Lewistown, Pa., of heart failure, Jan. 24, 1970; aged 32 y. 10 m. 7 d. He was married to Sara McClellan, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Martin Richard and Matthew John), one sister (Edna-Mrs. Jesse Zook), and 4 brothers (Willie B., Pollard, Irvin, and Jonathan). Funeral services were held at Maple Grove Church, Jan. 28, with Waldo E. Miller officiating; interment in the Birch Hill Cemetery, Burnham, Pa.

Eshleman, Howard M., son of Eli and Ida (Heidlebaugh) Eshleman, was born March 1, 1893; died at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, Nov. 15, 1969; aged 76 y. 8 m. 14 d. On Feb. 3, 1921, he was married to Fannie Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Clayton M., Chester L., Barbara M.-Mrs. Jacob F. Lefever, Jr., Mabel I.-Mrs. Jacob H. Harnish, Cora E.-Mrs. Paul Kelheffer, Ida M.-Mrs. Lester H. Hess, Howard M., Jr., and John), and 24 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter. He was a member of the Byerland Church, of which he was a deacon for 28 years. Funeral services were held Nov. 18, with David N. Thomas, James H. Hess, and Wilbur Lentz officiating.

Freed, Earl B., son of Nelson and Stella (Bishop) Freed, was born at Lansdale, Pa., Dec. 26, 1916; died at the Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer, Jan. 9, 1970; aged 53 y. 14 d. He was a member of the Line Lexington Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 12, with Arthur Ruth, Claude Meyers, and Harvey Bauman officiating.

Fretz, Lizzie Detweiler, daughter of Noah and Mary (Detweiler) Fretz, was born in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., Pa., Aug, 22, 1882; died at the Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., from a heart condition, Jan. 23, 1970; aged 87 y. 5 m. 1 d. Surviving are one niece and 3 nephews. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Church. Funeral services were held in the chapel of the Eastern Mennonite Home, Jan. 26, with Marvin Anders and David Derstein, Jr., officiating.

Gingerich, Eileen Mae, daughter of Orie and Goldie (Byler) Conrad, was born at Smithville, Ohio, Nov. 4, 1929; died at La Junta, Colo., of cancer, Jan. 27, 1970; aged 40 y. 2 m. 23 d. On June 8, 1952, she was married to Clayton Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Ronald, Sharon, Thomas, Karla, and Karen), her parents, one brother (Lester), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mercy Miller, Mrs. Dean Schrock, and Mrs. Chester Lehman). She was a member of the Emmanuel Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 29, with Wallace Jantz, John Oyer, and Menno Troyer officiating; interment in the Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Colo.

Marsh, Cora Mae, daughter of Levi and Christina (Wingard) Knavel, was born at Salix, Pa., Sept. 25, 1899; died at Windber, Pa., Dec. 16, 1969; aged 70 y. 2 m. 21 d. On Jan. 1, 1917, she was married to George Knavel, who survives. Also surviving are 9 children (Owen, Theda-Mrs. Wayne Helsel, Beryl-Mrs. Myron Dunmyer, Russell, George, Jr., Robert, Carl, Carlene-Mrs. Eugene Strait, and Marian-Mrs. Clair Alwine), 26 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Cloyd, Alonza, and George), and one sister (Mrs. Ellen Hillor). She was a member of the Weaver Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 19, with Harold E. Thomas and David Alwine officiating; interment in the Dunmyer Cemetery.

Nauman, Benjamin P., son of Norman W. and the late Hettie (Peters) Nauman, was born in Ralpho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 14, 1926; died at the Ployclinic Hospital, Harrisburg, Pa., from a heart attack and injury from a fall on ice, Jan. 24, 1970; aged 43 y. 5 m. 10 d. On April 23, 1949, he was married to Wilma Lentz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Dale E. and Delores A.), one foster son (Robert Repose), his father, 4 brothers (Elam, Enos, Daniel, and J. Milton), and 2 sisters (Rhoda-Mrs. Earl Metzler and Elizabeth-Mrs. Glenn Herr). He was a member of the Elizabethtown Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 28, with Clarence E. Lutz and Clyde Metzler officiating.

Oberholtzer, Katie E., daughter of the late Abram and Mary (Ebersole) Gall, was born in Dauphin Co., Pa., April 18, 1892; died at her home, Elizabethtown, Pa., following a lengthy illness, Jan. 14, 1970; aged 77 y. 8 m. 27 d. On Nov. 26, 1912, she was married to Walter W. Oberholtzer, who died Sept. 27, 1964. Surviving are 2 children (Samuel O. and Frances G.-Mrs. Forrey N. Minnich), and 9 grandchildren. She was a member of the Risser Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 17, with Clarence E. Lutz officiating, assisted by Paul Ruhl and Peter G. Smith

Ramer, Cora Ella, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Gilliom) Raber, was born in Hickory Co., near Elkton, Mo., May 17, 1886; died at the Golden Age Rest Home, Stover, Mo., Dec. 14, 1969; aged 83 y. 7 m. 28 d. On Feb. 16, 1911, she was married to Jacob A. Ramer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Sam), one daughter (Edna-Mrs. Nelson Inebnit), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Dan). She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother (Abe), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Susie Rushley, Mrs. Sarah Diener, and Clara). She was a member of the Mt. Zion Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, with Allen Zook and Leroy Gingerich officiating.

Risser, Ethel, daughter of Ephraim and Mary (Horst) Riser, was born at Peabody, Kan., May 7, 1913, died Jan. 20, 1970; aged 56 y. 8 m .13 d. Surviving are her stepmother (Mrs. Emma Risser), one sister (Margaret Thaxton), and one brother (Eldon). She was preceded in death by her parents and 2 sisters (Ella and Beulah). She was a member of the Pennsylvania Church, Hesston Kan. Funeral services were held at the Whitestone Church, Hesston, Kan., Jan. 23, with Jerry Weaver and Earl Buckwalter officiating.

Schlatter, Suson, daughter of Daniel K. and Magdalena (Wittmer) Conrad, was born near Milford, Neb., May 3, 1882; died at the Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 24, 1970; aged 87 y. 8 m. 21 d. On Nov. 29, 1905, she was married to David Schlatter, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Inez-Mrs. Paul Oswald), one son (Raymond), 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Lydia Widmer). She was preceded in death by one son (Emerson) and one great-grandchild. She was a member of the Sugar Creek Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 27, with Vernon S. Gerig officiating.

Transcriber's note: "Suson" as in the original.

Showalter, Earl E., son of the late Frank and Emma Showalter, was born in Columbiana, Ohio, March 31, 1890; died in Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 7, 1970; aged 79 y. 9 m. 7 d. On Feb. 11, 1913, he was married to Mollie Heatwole, who survives. Also surviving are two sons (Earl E. and Carl E.), 8 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, one brother (Elmo), and one sister (Della-Mrs. Chris Nafziger). He was preceded in death by one son (Richard). He was ordained as minister in 1926. He was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., where he terminated his last pastorate on Nov. 21, 1969. Funeral services were held the First Mennonite Church, La Junta, Colo., Jan. 10, with Menno M. Troyer and Paul Weaver officiating; interment in the Fairview Cemetery, La Junta, Colo.

Zehr, Roy, son of Joseph and Bertha (Stahly) Zehr, was born near Flanagan, Ill., July 15, 1896; died at the Pontiac, (Ill.) Hospital, Jan. 18, 1970; aged 73 y. 6 m. 3 d. In Aug., 1919, he was married to Luella Lenz, who died Sept. 11, 1942. Surviving are 3 sons (Harold, Gerald, and Robert), one brother (Lloyd), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Amsy and Mrs. Lola Roeschley). He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. He was a member of the Waldo Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 20, with David Eshleman officiating.

Ziegler, Amelia, daughter of the late Frank and Elizabeth (Jung) Meyer, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 18, 1904; died at Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 17, 1970; aged 65 y. 11 m. 29 d. She is survived by her husband (Clarence H. Zeigler), 2 brothers, one sister, 6 stepchildren (Lourene-Mrs. Willard Allebach, Russell L., Kathryn-Mrs. Henry Bergey, Dorothy-Mrs. Stanley Detwiler, Betty Jean-Mrs. Ralph H. Landis, and Irvin L.), and 20 stepgrandchildren. Memorial services were held at the Paul M. Hunsicker Funeral Home with Floyd Hackman officiating; interment in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume LXIII, Number 8 - February 24, 1970, page 191, 192

Amstutz, Minnie, daughter of Gideon and Judith (Hilty) Steiner, was born at Halstead, Kan., Dec. 28, 1883; died at West View Manor, Wooster, Ohio, Jan. 28, 1970; aged 86 y. 26 d. She was married to John Henry Amstutz, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (Russell, Victor, and Harvey), one daughter (Blanche-Mrs. F. J. Swisher), 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Paul Steiner). She was a member of the Orrville Church. Funeral services were held at the Gresser Funeral Home, Jan. 26, with J. Lester Graybill officiating; interment in the Crown Hill Cemetery, Orrville, Ohio.

Bare, Minnie S., daughter of Christian M. and Ida (Ranck) Shreiner, was born in Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 19, 1887; died at Maple Farms, Akron, Pa., Dec. 18, 1969; aged 82 y. 3 m. 29 d. In 1906, she was married to Martin R. Bare, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Ida-Mrs. Harry Brubaker, Martin, John, Earl, and Mary-Mrs. Robert Sayers), 10 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Stumptown Church where funeral services were held Dec. 21, with Lloyd Eby and John Oberholtzer officiating.

Christner, Delia, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 3, 1882; died at the Goshen (Ind.) General Hospital, Dec. 27, 1969; aged 87 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was married to Harley P. Yoder, who preceded her in death in 1952. On May 10, 1955, she was married to Edd Christner, who died Aug. 27, 1963. Surviving are the living members of the Edd Christner family, 2 stepsons (Virgil and Elmo Yoder), one stepdaughter (Dorothy-Mrs. Kenneth Reynolds), 3 sisters (Alice-Mrs. Atlee Weaver, Emma-Mrs. Ed Maust, and Bertha-Mrs. Earl Garber), and one brother (Clyde X.). She was a member of the Maple Grove Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 30, with Joe Swartz and Edwin J. Yoder officiating.

Conrad, Mary Elizabeth, daughter of David and Esther Sloan, was born near Akron, Colo., Jan. 27, 1893; died at the Toland Home, Washington, Iowa, Jan. 27, 1970; aged 77 y. Following her mother's death a few weeks after her birth, she was taken into the home of Jacob and Anna Kaufman, where she grew to womanhood. On March 4, 1914, she was married to Jacob A. Conrad, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Mrs. Wesley Parsons and Dale J.), 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one foster brother (John Kauffman). She was a member of the Bethel Church, where funeral services were held with Willard Leichty and Ira Wenger officiating.

Kipfer, Jacob, son of Andrew L. and Rachel (Oesch) Kipfer was born in Huron Co., Ont., June 19, 1875; died at the Stratford (Ont.) General Hospital, Feb. 4, 1970; aged 94 y. 7 m. 16 d. On Feb. 19, 1899, he was married to Mary Albrecht, who died in 1964. Surviving are 6 daughters (Clara-Mrs. John Zehr, Ida-Mrs. David Wagler, Katie-Mrs. William Ruby, Laura-Mrs. Ervin Ruby, Iva-Mrs. Frank Caddick, and Mary Ann), 24 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Katie-Mrs. Samuel Nafziger). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Amanda). He was a member of the Tavistock Church. Funeral services were held at the East Zorra Church, Feb. 6, with Wilmer R. Martin and Henry Yantzi officiating; interment in the East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.

Metzler, Eunice, daughter of Clyde L. and Cecilia Mae (Risser) Metzler, was in Ralpho Twp. Pa., March 23, 1950; died at Harrisburg, Pa., after a brief illness, Jan. 9, 1970; aged 19 y. 9 m. 16 d. In addition to her parents, she is survived by 3 sisters (Erma Ruth, Orpha Marie, and Dorcas-Mrs. Glenn Martzall), one brother (Clair W.), parental grandmother (Mrs. Annie Metzler), and maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Abram M. Risser). She was a member of the Hernley Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 13, with Howard Witmer, Paul Witmer, Wilbur Lehman, and Glenn Sell officiating.

Shantz, Michelle Dawn, daughter of Donald and Patricia (Smith) Shantz, was born Feb. 15, 1967; died at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital, Sioux City, Iowa, of leukemia, Jan. 24, 1970; aged 2 y. 11 m. 9 d. Surviving in addition to her parents are 2 brothers (Gene Douglas and Todd Darrin), grandparents (Reuben and Margaret Schantz and Anna Smith) and great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Chris Schantz). Funeral services were held at the Beemer Mortuary and the Beemer Church with Earnest Kauffman and Sam Oswald officiating.

Stuckey, Simon, son of Christian and Magdalena (Lugbill) Stuckey), was born at Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1889; died at his birthplace near Archbold, Ohio, of Hodgkin's disease, Jan. 30, 1970; aged 81 y. 26 d. On Nov. 6, 1938, he was ordained as minister at Archbold, and served at the Lockport Church, Stryker, Ohio, for 31 years. Surviving is one brother (Clarence). He was preceded in death by one sister (Mrs. Anna Richards). He was a member of the Lockport Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 2, with P. L. Frey, E. B. Frey, and Walter Stuckey officiating.

Weber, Henry G., son of the late John and Lizzie (Gehman) Weber, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., July 21, 1896; died at the Fairmont Rest Home, Jan. 24, 1970; aged 73 y. 6 m. 3 d. He was married to Annie G. Horning, who died in May, 1969. Surviving are 4 sons (Monroe, Howard, Lewis, and J. Irwin), 4 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Henry High, Mabel-Mrs. Martin Hoover, Orpha, and Clara, (3 brothers (William, Andrew, and John), and one sister (Lucy-Mrs. Henry Martin). He was a member of the Bowmansville Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 27, with H. Z. Good, Ben Weaver, and Wilmer Leaman officiating.

Yoder, Forrest Glen, son of John and Mary (Kenagy) Yoder, was born at Garden City, Mo., Oct. 20, 1900; died at Eureka, Ill., of a heart attack, Jan. 31, 1970; aged 69 y. 3 m. 11 d. On Sept. 4, 1927, he was married to Pearl Wagner, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Loretta Boehlke and Orpha Moritz), 4 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Frances Miller and Lela Yoder), and one brother (Walter). He was a member of the Roanoke Church, where funeral services were held Feb. 2, with Percy Gerig officiating.

Yoder, Marjorie E., daughter of William T. and Amanda (Stutzman) Stutzman, was born at Aberdeen, S.D., Nov. 28, 1920; died at Iowa City, Iowa, several hours after a scheduled operation, Jan. 28, 1970; aged 49 y. 2 m. On March 2, 1941, she was married to Clifford J. Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Peggy Ann-Mrs. Harold Blosser), one granddaughter, and 2 sisters (Esta-Mrs. Howard Miller and Thelma-Mrs. Rollin Steckley). She was a member of the East Union Church, where funeral services were held Jan. 31, with J. John J. Miller officiating.

Transcribed by: Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


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