Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1979

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Gospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 49 - December 4, 1979, page 966.

Bender.- Abner, son of Jacob and Magdalena (Ramseyer) Bender, was born in Oxford Co., Ont., June 15, 1904; died at Stratford, Ont., Nov. 7, 1979; aged 75 y. On Feb. 10, 1927, he was married to Elvera Schlegel, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Norma-Mrs. Earl Mohr, Dorothy- Mrs. Laverne Yantzi, and Joanne-Mrs. Donald Currah), one son (Clare) 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Lorne and Clayton), and 3 sisters (Barbara-Mrs. John Lichti, Luella-Mrs. Nicklaus Jutzi, and Druscilla-Mrs. Noah Roth). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Milton and Elgin) and one sister (Lydian-Mrs. Joe Bender). He was a member of East Zorra Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of Homer E. Yutzy; interment in East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.

Bontrager.- Dorothea, daughter of Christian and Mary (Witmer) Liechty, was born near Leo, Ind., Sept. 23, 1899; died of a stroke at Gratiot County Medical Care Facility at Alma, Mich., Nov. 12 1979; aged 80 y. On Nov. 25, 1920, she was married to Erie E. Bontrager, who survives. Also surviving are one son (David), 4 daughters (Virginia-Mrs. Clark Sharp, Mrs. Eunice Inbody, Mary-Mrs. Donald Oesch, and Fern-Mrs. Nelson Miller), 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Edward and Chris Liechty), and 3 sisters (Malinda-Mrs. Allen Erb, Mary-Mrs. Ben Schneider, and Ruth-Mrs. Thurlow Nofziger). She was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Stebbins, McCullough Chapel on Nov. 15, in charge of Lloyd R. Miller; interment in the Ferns Cemetery. Memorial services were held at the Ferns Church of Christ at Vestburg, Mich., in charge of H. James Martin.

Detweiler.- Katie, daughter of Henry A. and Aquilla (Godshall) Freed, was born at Souderton, Pa. July 28, 1884; died at Grand View Hospital Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 8, 1979; aged 95 y. She was married to Abel H. Detweiler, who died in 1971. Surviving is one brother (William G. Freed). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Valerie) in 1947; a foster daughter (Elsie M. Hendricks) last October, and 5 brothers. She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Nov. 12, in charge of Richard C. Detweiler and Paul J. Glanzer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Frey.- Daniel J., son of Ben and Katie (Miller) Frey, was born on Apr. 21, 1947; died of Hodgkins Disease at University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1979; aged 32 y. On June 29, 1968, he was married to Luanne (Nan) Vining, who survives. Also surviving are his father, stepmother (Malinda Frey), 3 sisters (Mary-Mrs. Larry Woodyard, Christine-Mrs. Jose Fernandez, and Marsha-Mrs. Wayne Ford), 2 brothers (Samuel and Benjamin), 3 stepbrothers, and 2 stepsisters. He was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 9, in charge of Elvin J. Sommers; interment in the Sharon Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kauffman.- Chester Henry, son of Joas and Polly (Miller) Kauffman, was born at Wolford, N.D., Oct. 22, 1906; died of an apparent heart attack at Riverside, Iowa, Nov. 13, 1979; aged 73 y. On Nov. 20, 1930, he was married to Catherine Clingdanel, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Emil Ropp, Marilyn-Mrs. Gale Hunt, Dawn-Mrs. Cloyd Whitlock, and Gayle-Mrs. Jerry Ayers), 2 sons (Wayne E. and Robert C.), 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother (Harvey), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Sherman and Mrs. Edna Gardner). He was preceded in death by 2 sons (Paul and Lowell). He was a member of Kalona Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 16, in charge of Howard Keim and Ernest Grimm; interment in East Union Cemetery.

Longacre.- Doris Helene, daughter of John P. and Helene (Claassen) Janzen, was born at Newton Kan., Feb. 15, 1940; died at Hershey, Pa., Nov. 10, 1979; aged 39 y. On July 12, 1963, she was married to Paul M. Longacre, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Cara Sue and Marta Joy), her parents, one brother (Herman J. Janzen), and one sister (Edna M. Zabel). She was a member of Akron Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 13, in charge of Truman H. Brunk and Marlin Miller; interment in Wolf's Cemetery, Ephrata, Pa.

Moore.- Ralph, was born in Paulding Co., Ohio, May 23, 1907; died of a massive stroke at Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Ind., Oct. 31, 1979; aged 72 y. On June 15, 1941, he was married to Sophia E. Brenneman, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Dorothy Kaye-Mrs. LeRoy Cramer, Janet Rae, Maureen, Sherill Ann-Mrs. Donald Craber, and Beverly June-Mrs. Galen Stalter), one son (Ralph David), 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Charles, Clarence, and Homer), one half-sister (Mrs. Viola Ridenour), and a foster sister (Mrs. Mary Baldridge).

Pearce.- June Elizabeth, daughter of Edgar and Edna (Weber) Martin, was born at Kitchener, Ont., July 11, 1947; died of cancer at Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 7, 1979; aged 32 y. On Oct. 8, 1965, she was married to William Pearce, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Bradley John and Randall James), one brother (Wayne), and 3 sisters (Audrey Zehr, Pauline Martin, and Elinor Martin). She was a member of Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 10, in charge of Vemon Leis and Marvin Shank; interment in Elmira Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Roth.- Delia, daughter of John and Lydia (Yoder) Grieser, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1894; died of cancer at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1979; aged 85 y. On Nov. 26, 1925, she was married to Irvin Roth, who died on Oct. 10, 1978. Surviving are 2 daughters (Berniece-Mrs. Richard Shock and Phylliss Roth), 2 sons (Robert and John J. Roth), 5 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (William and Walter Grieser). She was a member of Central Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Short Funeral Home on Nov. 9, in charge of Lester Roth and Henry Wyse; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Schrock.- David, son of Andrew and Barbara (Bachman) Schrock, was born at Metamora Twp., Ill., June 21, 1900; died at Eureka Hospital, Eureka, Ill., Nov. 12, 1979; aged 79 y. Surviving are one sister (Kathryn) and one brother (Andrew). Four brothers and one sister preceded him in death. He was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 15, in charge of Larry Augsburger, Gail Fisher, and James Detweiler; interment in Stewart-Harmony Cemetery.

Shantz.- Manasseh, son of Wendall and Mary Ann (Shantz) Shantz, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 13, 1881; died at New Hamburg, Ont., Nov. 2, 1979; aged 98 y. He was married to Louida Cressman, who died on July 9, 1962. Surviving are 10 children (Wilfred, Nyal, Armand, Robert, Mahlon, Ion, Arley, Etta, Ida, and Esther), 36 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Florence Shantz). He was preceded in death by one son (Howard). He was a member of Shantz Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 4, in charge of Leslie Witmer and John Snyder; interment in Shantz Church Cemetery.

Wenger.- Henry Swope, son of Henry and Sallie (Swope) Wenger, was born at Edom, Va., Apr. 23, 1886; died of heart failure at Waynesboro, Va., Oct. 22, 1979; aged 93 y. On June 16, 1920, he was married to Amy Heatwole, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lillian-Mrs. Alvin Kiser and Jean-Mrs. Marion Weaver), 3 grandsons, and 3 great-grandsons. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was a member of Springdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 24, in charge of Duane Gingerich, Paul Wenger, and Richard Showalter; interment in the Springdale Cemetery.

Zehr.- Rose, daughter of Peter and Phoebe (Smith) Bachman, was born in Bureau Co., Ill., June 7, 1892; died of a massive heart attack, at Streator, Ill., Nov. 7, 1979; aged 87 y. On Feb. 23, 1916, she was married to Milo Zehr, who died on Mar. 8, 1966. Surviving are one son (Paul), 3 daughters (Fern Walsh, Ileen Lueck, and Ruth Slagell), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Clyde and Edward Bachman). She was a member of Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 9, in charge of Edwin J. Stalter; interment in Waldo Cemetery.

Zook.- Ida F., daughter of Benjamin F. and Rebecca (King) Hartzler, was born in Garden City, Mo., Nov. 29, 1903; died at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind., Aug. 28, 1979; aged 75 y. On Jan. 27, 1927, she was married to Jonathan C. Zook, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Nettie Rebekah-Mrs. Lloyd Nice, Sarah Anne Newcomer, Erma-Mrs. William Yoder, and Leo Daniel), 11 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Emma-Mrs. Charles Sheffel, Ada-Mrs. John Sutter, and Erma Hartzler). She was preceded in death by an infant son (Benjamin Levi), a brother (Ervin), and a sister (Mattie). She was a member of the Hopewell Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 1, in charge of Maynard Headings, Ernest Bontrager, and Sterling Roth; interment in the church cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 50 - December 11, 1979, page 1002.

Clemens.- Samuel Landis, son of Henry A. and Lizzie M. (Landis) Clemens, was born in Lower Salford Twp., Pa., July 9, 1900; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Nov. 17, 1979; aged 79 y. On Sept. 12, 1923, he was married to Ada Z. Rittenhouse, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Marian-Mrs. Jacob L. Wile), 6 grandchildren, and 5 sisters (Mrs. Katie Hagey, Naomi- Mrs. Paul Ruth, Mrs. Eva Delp, Mary-Mrs. Paul Alderfer, and Cora-Mrs. Linneaus Kulp). He was preceded in death by a daughter (Evelyn-Mrs. Paul Moyer). He was a member of Salford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 21, in charge of Willis Miller and John L Ruth; interment in Salford Mennonite Cemetery.

Diller.- Dorothy Robena, daughter of Perry D. and Rebecca (Coffman) Hartman, was born in Rockingham County, Va., Feb. 22, 1904; died at Chesapeake General Hospital, Oct. 30, 1979; aged 75 y. On Dec. 20, 1929, she was married to Rudy Harold Diller, who died Nov. 20, 1962. Surviving are one daughter (Twila-Mrs. Harold Buckwalter), one son (James Milford), 8 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Rhodes, Mrs. Irene Ramer, and Mrs. Pauline Kauffman). She was preceded in death by one son (Robert Edward). She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 2, in charge of Amos Wenger and Robert Mast; interment in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery,

Grieser.- Truman Christian, son of Ephriam and Jemima (Baer) Grieser, was born at Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1909; died as the result of a tractor-train accident at Pettisville, Ohio, Nov. 16, 1979; aged 70 y. On Nov. 24, 1932, he was married to Beulah King, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Janet-Mrs. Glenn Esh, Carol-Mrs. Delbert Martin, and Ethel-Mrs. Art Swartzendruber), 7 grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Laura-Mrs. Glenn Rufenacht, Almeda Short, Ruth-Mrs. Harold Short, and Martha-Mrs. Gaylord Fielitz). He was a member of Tedrow Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 19, in charge of Olen Nofziger, Roy Sauder, and Randy Nafziger; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Hartzler.- Amandus Daniel, son of Noah K. and Anna (Zook) Hartzler, was born at Garden City, Mo., Sept. 10, 1887; died at the A.B.C. Rest Home, Harrisonville, Mo., Nov. 14, 1979; aged 92 y. On Jan. 12, 1912, he was married to Barbara Ada Oesch, who died Aug. 7, 1973. Surviving are 4 sons (Grover, Ralph, Robert, and Dave), 7 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, 2 brothers (Marion and Ernest), and 2 sisters (Nettie Garber and Mattie Butte). One son (Harold) preceded him in death. He was a member of Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 17 in charge of Kenneth F. Steckly; interment in Clearfork Cemetery.

High.- Daniel Henry, son of Alfred L. and Alda (Culp) High, was born near St. Catharines, Ont., Sept. 17, 1911; died at Hotel Dieu Hospital, St. Catharines, Nov. 13, 1979; aged 68 y. On Jan. 31, 1953, he was married to Clara Lodema Culp, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Elizabeth Anne) and one son (Daniel Dean), 2 brothers (Isaac and Alfred). He was preceded in death by one brother (Norman) in December 1974. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Vineland, where funeral services were held Nov. 16, in charge of Stanley D. Shantz and Eric Strachen.

Slaubaugh.- Naomi E., daughter of Leo and Emily (Miller) Hooley, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Nov. 9, 1892; died at Sigoumey Care Center, Nov. 14, 1979; aged 87 y. On Nov. 30, 1911, she was married to William H. Slaubaugh, who died in 1974. Surviving are 3 daughters (Emily Blosser, Beulah Miller, and Helen Yoder), one son (Dwight), 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Donald). She was a member of West Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, Nov. 16, in charge of Emery Hochstetler and Larry Evers; interment in church cemetery.

Hossler.- Witmer W., son of Harry B. and Mary (Witmer) Hossler, was born in West Hempfield Twp., Pa., July 13, 1897; died at his home at Elizabethtown. Pa., Nov. 14, 1979; aged 82 y. He was married to Esther May Ebersole, who died in 1955. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mary E. and E. Ruth), one son (Paul E.), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Harry W.), and one sister (Daisy W. Hossler). He was a member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 17, in charge of Richard H. Frank and Walter L. Keener; interment in Good's Mennonite Cemetery.
Stere.- Ida, daughter of Michael and Veronica (Jantzi) Gerber, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., Aug. 2, 1912; died of cancer at Stratford General Hospital, Nov. 18, 1979; aged 67 y. On Nov. 7, 1935, she was married to ____ Stere, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Orval, Verle, and Neil Stere), one daughter (Ruth Ann-Mrs. Robert Miller), 12 grandchildren, 5 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 20, in charge of Vernon B. Zehr and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in Steinman Cemetery.

Wenger.- Goldie, daughter of Jacob G. and Magdelena (Hunsberger) Wenger, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 14, 1894; died at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 16, 1979; aged 85 y. She was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, where funeral services were held Nov. 18, in charge of Russell Krabill; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 51 - December 18, 1979, page 1018.

Blosser.- Celesta, daughter of Rudolph and Kate (Yoder) Yoder, was born in Garden City, Mo., Oct. 12, 1900; died at Salem Hospital, Salem, Ohio, Nov. 13. 1979; aged 79 y. On Dec. 23,1922, she was married to Harvey Blosser who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Rosetta-Mrs. Ernest Martin and Kathryn Heindel), one son (Virgil), 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Amos and Willis). She was a member of Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 16, in charge of Ernest Martin, Steve Yoder, and Maurice Hirschy; interment in Midway Cemetery.

Edelmann.- William Warner, son of William Franklin and Anna (Downs) Edelmann, was born in Kansas Citv, Kan., Dec. 13, 1899; died at Levering Hospital, Hannibal, Mo., Nov. 10, 1979; aged 79 y. On Apr. 26, 1926, he was married to Lura Belle Mossbach, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Lois Ellen Mercer), 5 grandchildren, one brother (Samuel Edelman), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Ruth Wenger, Mrs. Mina Kaufhnan, Mrs. Martha Croston, and Mrs. Magdalene Nice.) He was preceded in death by 3 infant brothers. He was a member of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 13, in charge of Joe Diener and Leroy Gingerich; interment in Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Erb.- Howard Landis, son of Isaac and Katie (Landis) Erb, was born at Lititz, Pa., Aug. 2, 1919; died of heart failure at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 23, 1979; aged 60 y. On Nov. 29, 1942, he was married to Arlene Messner, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Patricia and Debra) and 2 sisters (Esther-Mrs. John Heistand and Helen Good). A son (Larry) preceded him in death. He was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 27, in charge of Kenneth G. Good, Elam B. Holinger, and Roy Dice; interment in Erb Cemetery.

Godshall.- Susan L., daughter of Jacob and Mary (Lewis) Springer, was born in Salford Twp., Pa., June 7, 1896; died of cerebral thrombosis at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Nov. 19, 1979; aged 83 y. She was married to Alvin S. Godshall, who died Feb. 15, 1966. Surviving are 4 sons (Henry S., Norman S., Alvin S., and Stanley S.), 5 daughters (Edith-Mis. Joseph Benner, Mabel-Mrs. John W. Haas, Naomi-Mrs. Stanley Pyndyk, Mary-Mrs. Raymond Halteman, ana Eva-Mrs. A. Clair Sheats), 37 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry and Jacob Springer), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Benjamin Young and Mrs. Ellis Moyer). She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 24, in charge of Wayne Kratz, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Layman.- Charles Franklin, was born July 5, 1889; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 25, 1979; aged 90 y. He was married to Lillie Good, who died in November 1936. Later he married Peachie Carr, who died in June 1962. Following this, he was married to Josie Kiser, who died in February 1979. Surviving are 4 sons (Earl, Carl, Roy, and Ward Layman). A son (Lloyd) preceded him in death. He was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 27, in charge of A. Lloyd Swartzendruber and Samuel Janzen; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

Martin.- Ira David, son of Abraham and Elizabeth (Shank) Martin, was born in Washington Co., Md., Oct. 24, 1892; died in the Menno Haven Nursing Home, Chambersburg, Pa., Nov. 15, 1979; aged 87 y. On Nov. 19, 1914, he was married to Mary A. Eshleman, who died Jan. 30,1955. On Sept. 1, 1959, he was married to Lydia R. Hess, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Iva-Mrs. Abel Martin, V. Elizabeth, and Miriam A. Martin), one son (J. Leon Martin), 12 grandchildren, and 25 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Eston D. Martin). He was a member of Marion Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Nov. 18, in charge of Mahlon Eshleman and Merle Cordell; interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin.- Irvin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jonathan Martin, was born in Drayton, Ont, Mar. 23, 1887; died at Edson, Alta., Oct. 28, 1979; aged 92 y. On Sept. 27, 1911, he was married to Ella ____, who preceded him in death Jan. 3, 1944. On Mar. 31, 1948, he was married to Florence Barrett, who also preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Sanford and Art), 2 daughters (Mildred-Mrs. Tom Lang, Agnes-Mrs. Gale Philip), 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Urias), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Hannah Lightly and Mrs. Barbara Roth). He was a member of Edson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 31, in charge of Paul Voegtlin.

Schrock.- Martha, daughter of John K. and Sarah (Kornhaus) Frey, was born at Sterling, Ill., Mar. 16, 1901; died at Newton, Kan., Nov. 22, 1979; aged 78 y. On Aug. 3, 1928, she was married to Freedley Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. James Kratz, Eunice Mae-Mrs. Melvin Hochstetler), 2 sons (Marvin Eugene and Edwin Freedley), one brother (John Frey), and 2 sisters (Mary Frey and Orpha Jennings). She was a member of Whitestone Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 24, in charge of Paul Brunner and Jerry Weaver; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

Smith.- Bessie, daughter of John M. and Elizabeth (Brunk) Miller, was born at Hinton, Va., Oct. 29, 1883; died at Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 27, 1979; aged 96 y. On May 10, 1903, she was married to Kirby Franklin Smith, who died Mar. 4, 1968. Surviving are 4 daughters (Elizabeth Burkholder, Wilda Eaton, Rose Lambert, and Louise Burkholder), 3 sons (Robert S., Kirby F., and Joseph E. Smith), and one brother (Walker B. Miller). She was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 30, in charge of Samuel Janzen and A. Lloyd Swartzendruber; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

Snodgrass.- Michael J., was born in Portland, Ore., July 1, 1941; died Nov. 14, 1979; aged 38 y. He was married to Cele ____, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Genelle, Erin, Holly, and Beth). He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Richmond, Va., where a memorial service was held Nov. 25, in charge of Bruce Yoder; interment in Oakwood Cemetery, Richmond.

Troyer.- Ammon P., son of Phineas and Lydia Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, June 6, 1896; died Nov. 11, 1979; aged 83 y. On Jan. 3, 1917, he was married to Huldah Bender, who died in May 1978. Surviving are 3 daughters (Alma-Mrs. Elvin Schrock, Viola-Mrs. Martin Krieder, and Wilma-Mrs. Joe Lee), 2 sons (Raymond and Marvin), 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Clara Swartzentruber). He was a member of Greenwood Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 14, in charge of John Mishler, Mark Swartzentruber, and Alvin Mast; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Wittrig.- Edward J., son of Jacob and Josephine (Lund) Wittrig, was born in Oberland, Kan., Jan. 6, 1893; died at Albany, Ore., Nov. 21, 1979; aged 86 y. In 1916, he was married to Alma Birky, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Russel and Wesley), 3 daughters (Nettie Dillon, Faye Dykast, and Marjorie Schantz), 22 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Annie Wittrig). Two children (Orvin and Ray) preceded him in death. He was a member of Albany Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Nov. 24, in charge of James M. Lapp; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Yoder.- Edward, son of David D. and Fannie Yoder, was born in McPherson Co., Kan., May 18, 1893; died at Glencroft Retirement Community, Glendale, Ariz., Oct. 31, 1979; aged 86 y. On Oct. 17, 1917, he was married to Mamie Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Willadene Shank, David DeWayne Yoder, and Miriam Adams), 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Saloma Showalter).

Yoder.- infant son of Frederick and June (Gingerich) Yoder, Jr., was born at Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 20, 1979; died Nov. 21, 1979. Surviving are his parents and one sister (Jessica). Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Cemetery Nov. 22, in charge of Carl K. Newswanger.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 72, Number 52 - December 25, 1979, page 1040.

Mainland.- Carolyn V., daughter of Isaac and Anna (Sandberg) Alyea, was born in Indiana, Oct. 7, 1895; died at Lapeer, Mich, Nov. 22, 1979; aged 84 y. In September 1924 she was married to Gordon V. Mainland, who died Feb. 11, 1969. Surviving are one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Donald Bretz), one son (Kenneth), 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Pearl Kleist), and 2 brothers (Mervin and Walter Alyea). She was a member of Bethany Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Muir Funeral Home, Lapeer, Mich., Nov. 24, in charge of Lloyd R. Miller; interment in Evergreen Cemetery.

Miller.- Truman Daniel, son of Uriah and Barbara (Kauffman) Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., June 23, 1910; died of cancer at his home, Oct. 10, 1979; aged 69 y. On Mar. 17, 1940, he was married to Dorothy Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Virginia, and Bonnie-Mrs. Dale Hoover), one son (Timothy), 2 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Susie-Mrs. Dan Roth, Erma-Mrs. Mervin Kauffman, Adeline, Arlene-Mrs. Karl Bobeck, and Elnora-Mrs. Albert Weaver), and one brother (Vernon U.). He was preceded in death by one son (Richard). He was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Oct. 13, in charge of John Steiner and Roy Yoder; interment in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Schwartz.- Sarah Melissa, infant daughter of James and Gloria Jean (Hunsberger) Schwartz, was stillborn at Elkhart General Hospital, Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 2, 1979. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Sally Jean), and one brother (Thomas James). Graveside services were held at Pleasant View Cemetery, in charge of Randall C. Miller.

Schwartzentruber.- Moses L., son of Jacob E. and Elizabeth (Litwiller) Schwartzentruber, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Dec. 19, 1893; died at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Ont., Sept. 17, 1979; aged 85 y. He was married to Leah Lichti, who died Feb. 15, 1927. On Nov. 15, 1927, he was married to Edith Boshard Helmuth, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Elmer, Willard, Gerald, and Laverne Schwartzentruber, and Norman and Walter Helmuth), 2 daughters (Mrs. Violet Falhaufer, and Marie-Mrs. Wallace Gingerich), 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Clarence). He was preceded in death by one infant daughter and one sister (Rachel-Mrs. Milton Litwiller). He was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite church, where funeral services were held Sept. 20, in charge of Nelson Martin; interment in St. Agatha Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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