Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1975

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Gospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 26 - July 1, 1975 - p. 490

Bender, John H., son of Noah and Katie (Gingerich) Bender, was born at Goshen, Ind., Dec. 10 1899; died of an apparent heart attack at Goshen, Ind., May 14, 1975; aged 75 y. On Aug. 8, 1925, he was married to Barbara Stutzman, who preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 1960. On Oct. 21, 1961, he was married to Mary Ann Helmuth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Wilbur and John, Jr.), 5 daughters (Dorothy - Mrs. Alvin Yoder, Irene - Mrs. Henry Diller, Melva - Mrs. John A. Yoder, Wilma - Mrs. Amos J. Miller, and Joanna Bender), 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Orus Bender), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Esther Bontrager and Eliza - Mrs. Elam Hochstetler). He was ordained to the ministry in 1936 and served the Maple Grove congregation at Hartville, Ohio, and Paradise Valley at Phoenix, Ariz. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Cons. Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church on May 17, in charge of Melvin Shetler, Walter Beachy, Paul Hershberger, and Calvin Borntrager; interment in the Clinton Union Cemetery.


Brubaker, Jonas E., son of Jacob E. and Mary (Erb) Brubaker, was born in Mount Joy, Pa., Oct. 29, 1899; died on Apr. 13, 1975; aged 75 y. On Mar. 22, 1923, he was married to Naomi S. Brubaker, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Jonas, Jr., Martin, and Benjamin), 2 daughters (Ruth - Mrs. William Yovanovich and Naomi - Mrs. Robert Rowe), 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Henry E., Elmer E., and Daniel E.), and 2 sisters (Mary- Mrs. John Hess and Anna - Mrs. Elam Musser). He was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 16, in charge of H. Raymond Charles and Henry Frank; interment in Kraybill Cemetery.


Cender, Maurice Ray, son of Robert and Joan (Schaer) Cender, was born on Jan. 29, 1961; died of cancer at Burnham Hospital, Champaign, Ill., June 10, 1975; aged 14 y. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Angela), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Schaer), paternal grandmother (Mrs. Raymond Cender), and great-grandmother (Mrs. Dora Kauffman). He was a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 12, in charge of Irvin Nussbaum; interment in East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Erb, Eli B., son of Menno L. and Annie (Boshart) Erb, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Apr. 7, 1907; died of heart failure at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y., June 4, 1975; aged 68 y. On Oct. 18, 1939, he was married to Vera Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Elton and Kenneth), one daughter (Edna Erb), 6 grandchildren, one foster grandchild, 3 brothers (Michael, Aaron, and Ezra), and one sister (Fannie -Mrs. Ezra Jantzi). One daughter (Helen) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Lowville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 6, in charge of Milton Zehr, Elmer Moser, and Richard Zehr; interment in Croghan Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Frey, Elsie F., daughter of George and Nannie (Ott) Baughman, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., June 4, 1889; died at McConnellsburg, Pa., June 4, 1975; aged 86 y. She was married to Joseph H. Frey, who preceded her in death on Oct. 29, 1963. Surviving are 2 daughters (Alice - Mrs. Harold L. Hunsecker and Helen), 3 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was the last of her immediate family. She was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 7, in charge of Omar R. Martin and Preston Frey; interment in Chambersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Good, Dora, daughter of Andrew K. and Mary (Miller) Stoner, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 24, 1884; died of congestive heart failure at Bainbridge, Pa., June 11, 1975; aged 91 y. On Dec. 12, 1907, she was married to Clayton Good, who preceded her in death on Dec. 29, 1969. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mary E. - Mrs. Phares C. Miller, Emma S. - Mrs. William Briskey, Ada S. - Mrs. Merl Miller, and Florence - Mrs. Glenn Zeager), 2 sons (Norman and Paul), 22 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Good Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 14, in charge of Jay M. Bechtold and Russell J. Baer; interment in the Good Mennonite Cemetery.

Horst, Irven, son of Samuel and Lovina (Bowman) Horst, was born on May 7, 1901; died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., May 28, 1975; aged 74 y. On Nov. 14, 1931, he was married to Leah Brubacher, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Gladys - Mrs. Harold Bauman), one son (Willard), and 4 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son and one sister. He was a member of the Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 31, in charge of Vernon Leis and Maurice Martin; interment in the Elmira Mennonite Cemetery.

Lehman, John R., son of John J. and Bertha (Rhoades) Lehman, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., May 3, 1910; died at Memorial Hospital on May 17, 1975; aged 65 y. He was married to Lavada Rauzer, who preceded him in death. Later he was married to Lula Grine Berkebile-Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 3 stepchildren (Lorraine - Mrs. Gerald Sullivan, Bruce, and Dwayne), 15 stepgrandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Kenneth and James E.), and one sister (Beula - Mrs. Robert R. Shaffer). He was preceded in death by 2 stepsons (Cloyd and Cletus). He was a member of Thomas Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 20, in charge of Donald Speigle, William Schmeling, and Aldus Wingard; interment in church cemetery.

Nafziger, Daniel B., son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Greiser) Nafziger, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Mar. 1, 1889; died at Hopedale Medical Complex on June 8, 1975; aged 86 y. On June 6, 1915, he was married to Eva M. Sutter, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Herbert, Donald, James, and Delmar), 5 daughters (Vietta Heffner, Fannie Urish, Mary Livesay, Mrs. Irene Frakes, and Ruth Mason), 26 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (William and Chris), 3 half brothers (John, Menno, and Albert Birky), one stepbrother (Simon), and one sister (Mrs. Bertha Kipfer). Several brothers and sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 11, in charge of J. W. Davis and Elmo Springer; interment in Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.

Renninger, Alice A., daughter of Isaac and Catherine (Huffman) Miller, was born near Mattawana, Pa., Oct. 18, 1885; died at the Lewistown Hospital on June 9, 1975; aged 89 y. She was married to J. Charles Renninger, who preceded her in death in 1937. Surviving are 2 daughters (Dorothy - Mrs. Eugene Bassinger and Pearl - Mrs. Ray Goss), 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 4 brothers (Augustus, Roy, Elmer, and Melvin) and 4 sisters (Mrs. Della Miller, Mrs. Ida Renninger, Ada, and Pearl Miller). She was a member of the Mattawana Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Pine Glen Brethren Church on June 13, in charge of Sam Kauffman and Lee Weaver; interment in the Pine Glen Cemetery.

Roeschley, Barbara Ann, daughter of Orie and Beulah (Yordy) Roeschley, was born in Pontiac, Ill., June 1, 1953; died in a drowning accident while swimming at Quepos, Costa Rica, May 25, 1975; aged 21 y. She was a student at Goshen College and was engaged in a Study Service Trimester in Costa Rica. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Kratz and Mrs. Susan Kirkton) and 3 brothers (James, John, and Jerry). She was a member of the Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 29, in charge of Robert Harnish and Lawrence Burkholder. Memorial services were also held in San José, Costa Rica, on May 26 and at Goshen College on May 27; interment in Waldo Cemetery.

Shelly, Irene, daughter of Allen F. and Lizzie (Smith) Stover, was born at Blooming Glen, Pa., Feb. 18, 1912; died of a heart condition at her residence at Silverdale, Pa., May 29, 1975; aged 63 y. On July 7, 1962, she was married to Wilmer B. Shelly, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sisters (Katie - Mrs. Harvey KuIp, Mrs. Stella Clemmer, and Mildred - Mrs. Warren Gehman). One brother (Ellis) and one sister (Mrs. Anna Detweiler) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 3, in charge of Sheldon Burkhalter and David F. Derstine; interment in adjoining cemetery.


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Gospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 27 - July 15, 1975 - p. 506

Heller, Elizabeth S., daughter of Jacob and Anna (Shenk) Harnish, was born at New Danville, Pa., Feb. 7, 1885; died at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz, Pa., May 7, 1975; aged 90 y. She was married to Enos L. Heller, who survives. Also surviving are one foster daughter (Mary E. - Mrs. Aaron H. Weaver, Quarryville, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Olive Anna Sheaffer). She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Landis Homes Chapel on May 10, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Mervin L. Landis; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Horst, Lovina, daughter of Seth and Mary (Martin) Bauman, was born at Waterloo Co., Oct. 2, 1883; died at Heritage House, St. Jacobs, Ont., June 15, 1975; aged 91 y. On May 24, 1910, she was married to Menno B. Horst, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Lena - Mrs. David Frey, Mary - Mrs. Lorne Shantz, Barbara- Mrs. Noah Horst, Martha - Mrs. Roy Koch, Emma - Mrs. Raymond Brubacher, and Verna - Mrs. Roy Waters), 4 sons (David, Elam, Amon, and Melvin), one sister (Lydia - Mrs. Simon Martin), and one brother (Menno). She was a member of St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 18, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Roy Koch; interment in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.

Huber, Mabel H., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry S. Huber, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 17, 1917; died of a heart attack at the Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Apr. 29, 1975; aged 58 y. She is survived by her father and one brother (Amos H. Martin). She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Furman Funeral Home, Leola, Pa., May 1, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Mervin L. Landis; interment in Weaverland Cemetery.

Lee, Ervin Eugene, son of James and Sarah Lee, was born at Arthur, Ill., Oct. 4, 1944; died at Decatur, Ill., May 16, 1975; aged 30 y. Surviving are his mother, one brother (Lester), and 5 sisters (Edna - Mrs. Simon Otto; Alta - Mrs. John Yoder, Anna - Mrs. Velvon Miller, Esther - Mrs. Willard Schlabach, and Bertha - Mrs. Adlai Yoder). He was a member of the Arthur Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 19, in charge of Paul C. Sieber and Joe Diener; interment in the Otto Cemetery.

Pelton, Howard L., was born in Cleveland, Ohio, Oct. 24, 1920; died of a heart attack on May 31, 1975; aged 54 y. He is survived by his wife (Margaret), 2 daughters (Marilyn Pursley and Carol Starcher), and 2 sons (Bill Ball and Howard, Jr.). He was a member of the Friendship Mennonite Church, Bedford Heights, Ohio, where funeral services were held in charge of Leo J. Miller; interment in Hillcrest Memorial Cemetery.

See, Robert D., Sr., son of Silas and Mary (Riffey) See, was born in Mathias, W.Va., May 20, 1896; died of a stroke at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., June 17, 1975; aged 79 y. He was married to Dena Combs, who preceded him in death on May 9, 1961. He was later married to Mary Jenkins, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Thelma Wise and Gladys Miller), one son (Robert, Jr.), and 3 sisters (Essie Miller, Lizzie Sherman, and Hannah Wilkins). One son (Leonard) and one daughter (Beatrice Wilkins) preceded him in death. He was a member of the Mathias Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Mathias Church of the Brethren on June 19, in charge of Linden M. Wenger and Wendell Mathias; interment in Cedar Hill Cemetery, Mathias, W.Va.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 68, No. 28 - July 22, 1975 - p. 522

Crossgrove, John Roger, son of Roger and Mabel Ann (Schrock) Crossgrove, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1974; died at Toledo Hospital on June 21, 1975; aged 10 m. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Jill), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Schrock), and paternal grandmother (Mrs. Charity Crossgrove). Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church on June 24, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Gingrich, John W., son of John G. and Lydia (Winey) Gingrich, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Dec. 20, 1893; died in Juniata Co., Pa., June 18, 1975; aged 81 y. In 1922 he was married to Margaret Knouse, who preceded him in death on Mar. 13, 1947. Surviving are one son (J. Lloyd Gingrich), one daughter (Ruth ­ Mrs. Richard Moyer), and 10 grandchildren. An infant son preceded him in death in 1923. He was a member of the Lauvers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 21, in charge of Donald Lauver, Richard Moyer, and J. Roy Graybill; interment in adjoining church cemetery.

Horning, Sallie K., daughter of Benjamin and Katie (Kieffer) Gehman, was born on Dec. 12, 1887; died on June 24, 1975; aged 87 y. She was married to George G. Horning, who preceded her in death in 1945. Surviving are one daughter (Lucy ­ Mrs. Allen Gehman), 9 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 26, in charge of Wilmer Leaman, Luke Horst, and Ben Brubacher; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Jantzi, Mattie, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Schrag) Schwartzentruber, was born in Baden, Ont.; died at St. Raphael's Nursing Home, Kitchener, Ont., June 21, 1975; aged 89 y. She was married to Jonas Jantzi, who preceded her in death in 1952. Surviving are one son (Jonas), 2 daughters (Martha Jantzi and Grace ­ Mrs. Clayton Nauman), 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Lawson Schwartzentruber). She was preceded in death by 2 sons (Earl and Leslie) and a twin sister (Mrs. Annie Leiskau). She was a member of First Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, Kitchener, June 24, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Leinbach, Ella, daughter of David and Salome (Blosser) Weaver, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Aug. 14, 1880; died at her home in Columbiana, Ohio, May 28, 1975; aged 94 y. On Nov. 12, 1902, she was married to Ira Horst, who preceded her in death on Dec. 11, 1946. On May 12, 1955, she was married to Henry Leinbach, who died on Dec. 11, 1963. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Ada Yoder, Salome ­ Mrs. Seth Yoder, and Clara ­ Mrs. Arthur Conrad), 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Elta Mellinger and Mrs. Nola Swope), 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ida Horst). She was a member of the Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 31, in charge of Ernest Martin and Paul Yoder; interment in the Midway Cemetery.

McVay, Doyle R., son of William E. and Celia Mae (Kelley) McVay. was born at Williamsburg, Pa., Jan. 18, 1909; died at the Nason Hospital, Roaring Spring, Pa., June 17, 1975; aged 66 y. He was the last surviving member of his family. He was a member of the Martinsburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in the Bolger Funeral Home on June 20, in charge of Nelson R. Roth; interment in the Sparr Cemetery, Williamsburg, Pa.

Peachey, Urie S., son of John S. and Sallie (Yoder) Peachey, was born in Belleville, Pa., Dec. 5, 1912; died as a result of a heart seizure at Belleville, Pa., June 10, 1975; aged 62 y. On Nov. 21, 1937, he was married to Miriam Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are one son (J. Lorne), one daughter (Donella ­ Mrs. Wayne Clemens), 5 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Aaron J. and Elam C.), and 6 sisters (Mary ­ Mrs. Jacob K. Peachey, Annie ­ Mrs. Albert Yoder, Salome ­ Mrs. Jacob P. Yoder, Sallie ­Mrs. John Zook, Amelia ­ Mrs. Jesse D. Sharp, and Linnie Peachey). He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 14, in charge of Paul Bender, Thomas Kramm, Erie Renno, and Gerald Peachey; interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Ruppert, Grace, daughter of Harvey and Clara (Febrow) Lehman, was born at Emigsville, Pa., Aug. 14, 1897; died of a heart attack while visiting her son on May 27, 1975; aged 77 y. On Sept. 15, 1914, she was married to Isaac Ruppert, who preceded her in death on Aug. 14, 1964. Surviving are 2 sons (John L. and Ralph L.), 8 daughters (Verna Schulman, Charlotte Updike, Dorothy Sullivan, Ruth Emig, Lillian Grove, Alice Moffitt, Theda Brunk, and Nancy Mobley), 36 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jennie Gable and Mrs. Ralph Miller). One son (Harry) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Stony Brook Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 31, in charge of W. H. Martin and Glenn Martin; interment in the nearby cemetery.

Swartley, Annie, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eli Strouse, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., July 16, 1888; died at Quakertown, Pa., June 16, 1975; aged 86 y. She was married to Mahlon Swartley, who preceded her in death in 1949. Surviving are 13 children, 46 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. One infant son preceded her in death. She was a member of the Finland Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 20, in charge of Claude M. Shisler and David K. Benner; interment in the Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Norma, daughter of Ananias and Katie (Miller) Kinsinger, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Feb. 7, 1897; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, June 22, 1975; aged 78 y. On Aug. 25, 1920, she was married to Urie Swartzendruber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Audrey ­ Mrs. Emery Hochstetler, Fern ­ Mrs. Don Eash, and Mary Lois), one son (Dale), 12 grandchildren, one sister (Ruth Cochran), and 2 brothers (Orval and Erlis Kinsinger). Two sisters preceded her in death. She was a member of the Kalona Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 25, in charge of Carl L. Smeltzer and Paul T. Guengerich; interment in West Union Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. 68, No. 29 - July 29, 1975 - p. 537, 538

Barndt, Katie B., daughter of Rine C. and Sallie W. (Benner) Barndt, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., May 13, 1899; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., July 2, 1975; aged 76 y. Surviving is one brother (Morris R. Barndt). She was preceded in death by one brother (Paul B.) and one sister (Mrs. Lillie B. Godshall). She is a member of the Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Eastern Mennonite Home on July 5, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Wayne N. Kratz; interment in Little Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Telford, Pa.

Bauer, Noah Claude, son of Jacob and Elizabeth Bauer, was born in Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 20, 1894; died at Harper, Kan., July 2, 1975; aged 80 y. On May 8, 1920, he was married to Sylvia Plank, who preceded him in death on Dec. 22, 1959. On Jan. 15, 1961, he was married to Hope Allison, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Lyle, Jane - Mrs. Levi Eck, and Norman), 3 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Ida - Mrs. Joe Bare, Martha - Mrs. Herman Zielke, and Florence Cox), and one brother (John). He was a member of the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Elliott-Brownell-Wiley Chapel, Harper, Kan., in charge of Robert Zehr and Harry Jennings; interment in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

Bender, Nevin V., son of Valentine and Caroline (Gingerich) Bender, was born in Springs, Pa., Oct. 27, 1892; died at Milford Memorial Hospital, Milford, Del., as a result of an automobile accident on June 9, 1975; aged 82 y. On Oct. 13, 1925, he was married to Esther Lauver, who preceded him in death on Oct. 9, 1967. Surviving are 9 children (Lura - Mrs. Millard Benner, Miriam- Mrs. Elmer Jantzi, Paul, Hilda - Mrs. Merlin Swartz, Titus, Mildred, Emma - Mrs. Glenn Myers, Nevin J., and Donald), 32 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Amelia Swartzentruber, Lucy - Mrs. Alvin Beachy, and Nanna - Mrs. Laban Swartzentruber), and one brother (Earl). He was ordained to the ministry on Apr. 11, 1918, and to the office of bishop on July 11, 1933. He served the Greenwood, Del., congregation until 1961 when he and his wife were called to serve among the Choctaw Indians in Mississippi. They returned to Delaware in 1973. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood Mennonite Church on June 13, in charge of Nevin J. Bender, John Mishler, Erie Renno, Paul Bender, and Millard Benner; interment in the church cemetery.

Boshart, Elmer Earl, son of Jacob and Mary (Reck) Boshart, was born in Milford, Neb., July 31, 1908; died of a heart condition at Albany, Ore., July 8, 1975; aged 66 y. On Nov. 23, 1943, he was married to Agnes Gerig, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Larry), 2 daughters (Mary and Betty - Mrs. Phil Histand), and one sister (Bertha Gerig). He was a member of the Albany Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 11, in charge of James Lapp; interment in the Fairview Cemetery.

Burkholder, Ray S., son of Simon D. and Salina (Byler) Burkholder, was born in Orrville, Ohio, May 17, 1908; died of a heart attack at Canby, Ore., Apr. 16, 1975; aged 66 y. On June 6, 1931, he was married to Laura Moser, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Richard), 3 daughters (Ann - Mrs. Paul Conrad, Carolyn - Mrs. D. J. Miller, and Louise - Mrs. John Gingerich), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Guy and Roy), and 4 sisters (Zora - Mrs. L. S. Yoder, Ada - Mrs. Adam Horner, Nora - Mrs. Raymond Hartzler, and Mrs. Grace Lehman). He was a member of the College Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Apr. 19, in charge of John H. Mosemann and Harold E. Bauman; interment in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Clemmer, Mary Ann, daughter of Mose and Barbara (Martin) Martin, was born on Mar. 28, 1900; died at Kitchener, Ont., June 26, 1975; aged 75 y. On Nov. 14, 1922, she was married to Ervin Clemmer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Elmer), 4 daughters (Marjorie - Mrs. Milton Kuhn, Gladys - Mrs. Nick Melynchuk, Wilma Gingerich, and Beatrice MacDonald), 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 29, in charge of Galen Johns; interment in Erb Street Cemetery.

Gingerich, Ezra Fredrick, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 13, 1893; died of a heart attack at his home in Phoenix, Ariz., July 5, 1975; aged 82 y. On Dec. 23, 1914, he was married to Alice Orendorff, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Elma - Mrs. Martin Aaron Rancho), 4 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Emma Gingerich). Funeral services were held at the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church on July 8, in charge of David Mann; interment in the Resthaven Memorial Park Cemetery, Glendale.

Grieser, Lillie A., daughter of George and Emma Schilling, was born at Lowell, Ind., Mar. 4, 1892; died at the Pender Community Hospital on July 4, 1975; aged 83 y. On Mar. 2, 1921, she was married to Peter R. Grieser, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Beulah - Mrs. Allan Wittrig and Pearl - Mrs. Darrell Puckett), 2 sons (Maurice and Leonard), 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Cora Klein). She was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. She was a member of the Beemer Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 7, in charge of Earnest Kauffman and Sam Oswald; interment in Beemer Cemetery.

Hartzler, Emery Z., son of Noah and Mattie (Yoder) Hartzler, was born in Cass Co., Mo., July 5, 1896; died of a heart attack at Goshen, Ind., July 4, 1975; aged 79 y. On Sept. 10, 1920, he was married to Alma Hough, who survives. Also surviving are 3 brothers (A. D., Marion, and Earnest Hartzler), and 2 sisters (Nettie - Mrs. Lloyd Garber and Mattie - Mrs. James Butte). He was a member of the East Goshen Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on July 6. Funeral services were held at the Clearfork Mennonite Church, Garden City, Mo., July 8; interment in the Clearfork Cemetery.

Hornberger, Lizzie A., daughter of Alvin A. and Annie (Graybill) Landis, was born at Beartown, Pa., Mar. 28, 1905; died at Ephrata, Pa., June 29, 1975; aged 70 y. On Sept. 7, 1929, she was married to Albert A. Hornberger, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Albert E., Jr., John D., Beulah M. Beitzel, and Landis E.), 9 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Ellie Martin, Mrs. Susie 0. Martin, Mrs. Mattie Martin, and Lydia Oberholtzer), and 3 brothers (Alvin, Aaron, and Luke Landis). She was a member of the Ephrata Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 2, in charge of Wilbert Lind and J. Elvin Martin; interment in Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler, Eldon J., son of Grant and Sadie (Schweitzer) Hostetler, was born near Milford, Neb., May 18, 1920; died of heart failure near Milford, Neb., May 18, 1975; aged 55 y. On Jan. 4, 1942, he was married to Mertice Riley, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Marlin, Ted, Ron, Tom, Doyle, and Bonnie - Mrs. Clark Rediger), 7 grandchildren, his mother, one brother (Dale), and one sister (Norma Jean - Mrs. Cloy Troyer). He was a member of the Milford Mennonite Church.

Longenecker, Phares Z., son of Daniel and Alice (Zimmerman) Longenecker, was born in Middletown, Pa., Feb. 13, 1906; died of a heart attack at Middletown, Pa., June 27, 1975; aged 69 y. On Mar. 5, 1929, he was married to Emma Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Alice - Mrs. Claude Good, Martin, Daniel, Helen - Mrs. Sam Lapp, Emma - Mrs. Mark Frederick, Edward, and William), 26 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Amos and Paul) and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ruth Miller and Mrs. Emma Zimmerman). On July 13, 1938, he was ordained a deacon and served the Strickler and Shope congregations. He was a member of the Strickler Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 1, in charge of Russell Zeager and Russell J. Baer; interment in the Shope Mennonite Cemetery.

Moyer, Lizzie B., daughter of John and Elizabeth (Rickert) Alderfer, was born at Hilltown Twp., Pa., June 15, 1891; died of a coronary arrest at Souderton, Pa., June 4, 1975; aged 83 y. On Mar. 7, 1914, she was married to Ammon L. Moyer, who preceded her in death on May 16, 1960. Surviving are 2 sons (Abram A. and Henry A. Moyer), 9 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Mahlon Alderfer). She was a member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 9, in charge of Wayne Kratz and Henry Ruth; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Rempel, Harvey Edward, son of Richard and Mary (Schulz) Rempel, was born at Mission City, B.C., Oct. 24, 1957; died by drowning at Chilliwack, B.C., July 2, 1975; aged 17 y. Surviving are 2 sisters (K. Nadine and Nelda M.). He was a member of the Hesston Inter-Mennonite Fellowship, Hesston, Kan. Funeral services were held at Whitestone Mennonite Church on July 6, in charge of Waldo E. Miller, Jerry Weaver, and Frank Ward; interment in Hesston Cemetery.

Shelly, Clara, daughter of Frank and Louisa (Dearshaw) Snavely, was born at Shannon, Ill., Oct. 2, 1895; died in a nursing home in Phoenix, Ariz., June 17, 1975; aged 79 y. On Dec. 17, 1914, she was married to Oscar Shelly, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Evelyn - Mrs. Nolan Book), one son (Donald), 7 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. One grandchild preceded her in death. She was a member of the Grace Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Sunnyslope Mennonite Church on June 19, in charge of Ray Smee and Calvin Kennel; interment at Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz.

Shenk, Christian Mylin, son of Amos G. and Annie (Mylin) Shenk, was born in Lancaster, Pa., Mar. 12, 1911; died unexpectedly at his home on May 28, 1975; aged 64 y. In December 1935, he was married to Stella Harnish, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Calvin E. and L. Dale), 2 daughters (Doris Ann - Mrs. J. Harold Mohler and Norma Jean - Mrs. David Watterman), one sister (Suie* - Mrs. C. S. Ebersole), and 2 brothers (Willis M. and Amos M.). He was ordained to the ministry on June 23, 1949, to serve the River Corner Mennonite congregation. Funeral services were held at the Byerland Mennonite Church on June 1, in charge of Thomas Grassel and David Thomas; interment in the River Corner Mennonite Church Cemetery.

* spelling as in original.

Wittrig, Ray Jay, son of Ed and Alma (Birky) Wittrig was born at Beemer, Neb., Apr. 5, 1927; died from massive burns in an industrial fire at Portland, Ore., May 27, 1975; aged 48 y. On Dec. 5, 1949, he was married to Ruth Nofziger, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 4 children (LaVerne VanHorn, Margo, Jack, and Timothy), one granddaughter, 2 brothers (Russell and Wesley), and 3 sisters (Marjorie Schantz, Nettie Nillen, and Faye Pyrast). He was preceded in death by one daughter and one brother. He was a member of the Albany Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 30, in charge of James M. Lapp and John Willems; interment in Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Lee Andrew, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, June 28, 1928; died at Sarasota, Fla., June 15, 1975; aged 47 y. Surviving are a twin brother (Clarence Yoder) and 4 sisters (Ella Malinda Yoder, Mrs. Mary Bixler, Mrs. Rebecca Raber, and Mrs. Verba Davis). He was a member of the Bayshore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 19, in charge of Paul R. Yoder, Sr., interment in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.

Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan.


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