Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1980

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Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 41 - October 7, 1980

Bachman, Anthony W., son of Lloyd and Corrine Bachman, was born at Fort Dodge, Iowa, Apr. 2, 1963; died following an automobile accident Apr. 19, 1980; aged 17 y. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Tracy), maternal grandmother (Mrs. Martin Buenting), and paternal grandmother (Mrs. Aaron Bachman). He was a member of Evangelical Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Dan Benner; interment at Northlawn Cemetery.

Boegli, John, was born in Vandercourt, France, in 1888; died at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1980; aged 92 y. In 1915, he was married to Naomi Lehman, who died in 1960. In 1961 he was married to Clara Smucker, who survives. Also surviving are one son (James), one daughter (Norma-Mrs. Al Beck), 2 stepsons (Richard Smucker and Robert Smucker), 4 stepdaughters (Pauline-Mrs. George Dulanex, Mrs. Virginia Esh, Carol-Mrs. Donald Powell, and Julia-Mrs. Bruno Penner), 4 half brothers, 4 half sisters, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 20 stepgrandchildren, and 15 stepgreat-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a son, Walter, and a grandson. He was a member of Orrville Mennonite Church where funeral services, were held Sept. 15, in charge of Carl K. Newswanger; interment in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Cressman, Clarence, son of Abram and Judith (Shantz) Cressman, was born near Plattsville, Ont., Feb. 15, 1002; died of a heart attack at Paisley, Ont., July 28, 1980; aged 78 y. On June 28, 1941, he was married to Margaret Cressman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Larry Wagler, Judy-Mrs. Robert Rivers, and Margaret-Mrs. Russell Campbell), one son (John), 3 grandsons, and one sister (Barbara). He was a member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 24, in charge of Amzie Brubacher; interment in Nith Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Good, Edward, son of Amos and Melinda (Martin) Good, was born at New Hamburg, Ont., Aug. 14, 1922; died at Toronto General Hospital, Toronto, Ont., June 13, 1980; aged 57 y. On Apr. 25, 1945, he was married to Olive Axt, who survives. Also surviving are two sons (Merlyn and Linford), one daughter (Bernadine), one grandson, 4 sisters (Elma-Mrs. Gladwin Bender, Nina-Mrs. Orin Gimble, Martha, and Pearl), and one brother (Walter). He was preceded in death by one son (Duane) in 1971. He was a member of Nith Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 16, in charge of Amzie Brubacher and Irvin Cressman; interment in Nith Valley Cemetery.

Helmuth, Monroe J., son of John and Fannie (Bontrager) Helmuth, was born at Hutchinson, Kan., Dec. 17, 1937; died of complications from leukemia, at Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8, 1980; aged 42y. On Aug. 31, 1958, he was married to Janice Birky, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, one daughter (Sandra), one son (Keith), 5 brothers (John, Elvin, Eli, Henry, and Merlyn), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Clara Miller, Mrs. Katie DePew, Mrs. Barbara Eller, and Mrs. Mary Mast). He was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Sept. 11, in charge of John F. Murray and Samuel S. Miller; interment in Hopewell Cemetery.

Herr, Anna Mary, daughter of Aaron and Amanda (Landis) Buchen, was born in Farmersville, Pa., June 19, 1895; died at Fairmount Rest Home, Aug. 7, 1980; aged 85 y. On Sept. 16, 1915, she was married to George Herr. who died Jan. 11, 1972. Surviving are one son (Benjamin), one daughter (Martha-Mrs. Isaac Widders), 15 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Benjamin Buchen). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Ruth) an a son (Aaron). She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 11, in charge of Curvin Buchen and Charles Wert; interment in Groffdale Cemetery.

Landis, Velma, daughter of Daniel D. and Abbie (Layman) Shank, was born at Broadway, Va., Oct. 8, 1910; died at Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 5, 1980; aged 69 y. On June 1, 1935, she was married to Maurice W. Landis, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Beatrice-Mrs. Frank Brunk, Marilyn-Mrs. David Longacher), one son (Maurice, Jr.), 3 sisters (Naomi-Mrs. Harry Brunk, Pauline-Mrs. Samuel Strong, and Emma-Mrs. Earl Delp). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Phyllis Anne), one brother (Aaron), and one sister (Grace). She was a member of Evangelical Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Millersville Mennonite Church, Sept. 9, in charge of Alvie Beachy, J. Otis Yoder, Sanford G. Shetler, and J. W. Townsend; interment in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 42 - October 14, 1980

Birky, Elva, daughter of Nichols and Magdalena (Rediger) Lichti, was born at Longmont, Colo., Jan. 30, 1905; died as a result of a car accident near Milford, Neb., Sept. 5, 1980; aged 75 y. On Mar 25, 1937, she was married to Elmer Birky, who died on Apr. 26, 1977. Surviving are one son (Howard), one daughter (Edith-Mrs. Melvin Yoder), 2 grandsons, one brother (Nick Lichti), and 4 sisters (Nancy-Mrs. Elmer Nickel, Barbara Lichti, Mrs. Sylvia Kennel, and Mrs. Richard Farnsworth). She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 9, in charge of Leland Oswald, Fred Reeb, and Ivan Troyer; interment in the Salem Cemetery.

Bixler, Samuel W., son of Samuel B. and Hetty (Weaver) Bixler, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 2, 1891; died at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, Ind, Aug. 22, 1980; aged 88 y. On Nov. 22, 1913, he was married to Martha M. Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Glen G.), 2 daughters (Eva-Mrs. Nelson Gongwer and Iva-Mrs. Clarence E. Hershberger), 7 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 24, in charge of J. C. Wenger; interment in South Cemetery of the Olive Mennonite Church.

Bock, Anna, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Lichti) Schlegel, was born near Shickley, Neb., Oct. 15, 1911; died in a traffic accident near Milford, Neb., Sept. 5, 1980; aged 68 y On Feb. 5, 1945, she was married to Carl Bock, who died on Jan. 1, 1974. Surviving are one stepdaughter (Roseann Farr), 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grand children, one sister (Matilda Roth), and 3 brothers (Dell, Lee, and Aal Schlegel). She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 9, in charge of Leland Oswald, Fred Reeb, and Ivan Troyer; interment in the Salem Cemetery

Brenneman, William John, son of Daniel and Catharine (Albrecht) Brenneman, was born in Mornington Twp, Ont, Sept. 21, 1909; died of a heart attack at Owen Sound Hospital on Aug. 17, 1980; aged 70 y. On June 15, 1938, he was married to lva Mildred Brunk, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ralph and John), 2 daughters (Floris-Mrs. Wayne Leis and Linda-Mrs. George Nauss), 11 grandchildren, and one brother (Lloyd). Two sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of Poole Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 21, in charge of Amsey Martin and Clifford West; interment in the Poole Mennonite Cemetery.

Conrad, Merlin, was born on Aug. 25, 1905; died on June 9, 1980; aged 74 y On Mar. 1, 1928, he was married to Viola Hofstetter, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Norma Jean-Mrs. Don Steiner) and 2 sons Harold and Paul Conrad). He was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 11, in charge of Peter B. Wiebe; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Roth, Matilda, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalena (Lichti) Schlegel, was born at Shickley, Neb., Feb. 14, 1905; died at Lincoln General Hospital, Lincoln, Neb, as a result of an automobile accident on Sept. 16, 1980; aged 75 y. On Feb. 17, 1926, she was married to William S. Roth, who died on Nov. 29, 1942 Surviving are 2 sons (Glenn and Lyle), one daughter (Edna-Mrs Don Eichelberger), 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Dell, Lee, and Aal) She was preceded in death by 2 sons and one sister (Anna Bock). She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 18, in charge of Leland Oswald and Fred Reeb; interment in the Salem Cemetery.

Snider, Delia, daughter of Perry W. and Margaret (Crider) Snider, was born in Hardy Co., W. Va, May 28, 1905; died in Rackingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 17, 1980; aged 75 y. Surviving are 2 sisters (Nettie Snider and Maphie Staub). She was a member of Mathias Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 19, in charge of Linden M. Wenger, Harley Good, and Ward Halterman; interment in Snider Family Cemetery, Bergton, Va.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 43 - October 21, 1980

Byers, Willard John, son of John J. and Elizabeth (Snyder) Byers, was born at Sterling, Ill., Sept. 2, 1902; died at McMinnville, Ore., Aug. 3, 1980; aged 77 y. On Dec. 21, 1929, he was married to Anna Wideman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Dean and Gary), one daughter (Noreen-Mrs. James Roth), 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Paul), and one sister (Gladys Martin). He was preceded in death by one son (Russell) and one daughter (Rita Kay). He was a charter member of First Mennonite Church, McMinnville, where funeral services were held on Aug. 5, in charge of Max Yoder; interment in Mennonite Cemetery, Willamina, Ore.

Byler, Martha Ann, daughter of Jacob L. and Martha (King) Detwiler, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Jan. 8, 1900; died at Sturgis, Mich., Sept. 29, 1980; aged 80 y. On Feb. 14, 1935, she was married to Oliver Byler, who died in Sept. 1954. Surviving are 7 sons (Ellsworth, Elmore, Roy, Floyd, Frank, Arthur and Robert), 2 daughters (Mrs. Mary Classen and Mrs. Ruth Yoder), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Nellie Fisher, Mrs. Pearl Smucker, and Mrs. Dorothy Hostetler). She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Locust Grove Mennonite Church on Sept. 30, in charge of Dean Brubaker. Further services were held at Bethel Mennonite Church on Oct. 2, in charge of Duane Beck; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio.

Chupp, Menno Simeon, son of Simeon and Soloma (Slabaugh) Chupp, was born in Jasper Co., Ind., Mar. 12, 1889; died at Parkview Haven Nursing Home, Francesville, Ind., Sept. 13, 1980; aged 91 y. On May 8, 1913, he was married to Fannie Hochstetler, who died on Apr. 10, 1966. On Oct. 17, 1967, he was married to Viola C. Hausz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Delos Chupp), 2 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. John Miller and Pauline-Mrs. Clayton Yoder), 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son, 5 brothers, and 3 sisters. He was a member of Burr Oak Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Jackson Funeral Chapel on Sept. 16, in charge of William Miller and Edwin Bontreger; interment in the Burr Oak Cemetery.

Collins, Henry Wesley, was born at Lonaconing, Md., Oct. 4, 1910; died of a heart attack at his home in Sarasota, Fla., Aug. 19, 1980; aged 69 y. On June 17, 1933, he was married to Sue Anna Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (John Wesley and James Norman), 2 daughters (Shirley Ann-Mrs. Carl Shenk and Sue Angela-Mrs. Harold Yoder), 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Willard and George), and one sister (Edna Umstead). He was a member of Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Toale Brothers Colonial Chapel, Sarasota, Aug. 21, in charge of Paul R. Yoder, Sr., and Sherman Kauffman and at the Pinto Mennonite Church, Pinto, Md., Aug. 23, in charge of Richard Martin; interment in Pinto Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Eash, Fannie Mae, daughter of John and Mary (Eash) Bontrager, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 17, 1894; died at Sarasota, Fla., Sept. 15, 1980; aged 85 y. On Feb. 16, 1914, she was married to Levi J. Eash, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (John, Floyd, Lloyd, Dale, and Jess), 4 daughters (Mary, Kathryn, Ann, and Florence), 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Sue, Elizabeth, Nancy, and Salome Yoder). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Sue) and a grandson. She was a member of Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Sarasota Funeral Home on Sept. 15, in charge of Paul R. Yoder, Sr., and at Locust Grove Mennonite Church on Sept. 18, in charge of Dean Brubaker; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

Lehman, Ezra, son of Daniel J. and Katherine (Zuercher) Lehman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 30, 1902; died at Kidron, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1980; aged 77 y. On Feb. 8, 1925, he was married to Alma Steiner, who died on Nov. 19, 1966. On June 8, 1968, he was married to Pearl Geiser, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Wayne, J. E., Pearl-Mrs. Dwayne Taylor, M. David, Mabel-Mrs. Ted Warfel, and Gloria-Mrs. Glenn Kaufmann), 15 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Amos, Noah, and Elmer), and one sister (Sylvia Lehman). He was preceded in death by 3 sisters (Martha, Bertha, and Annie). He was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Sept. 27, in charge of Bill Detweiler and Reuben Hofstetter; interment in the church cemetery.

Lehman, Joan, daughter of Ray and Letha (Miller) Steiner, was born at Sterling, Ohio, June 21, 1933; died of acute Leukemia, at Dunlap Memorial Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, July 17, 1980; aged 47 y. On Aug. 24, 1952, she was married to Larry Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Lucinda Gill, Lorene, Lynn, and Lloyd). She was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 20 in charge of Peter B. Wiebe; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Martin, Ruth, daughter of Samuel J. and Lydia (Moser) Steiner, was born at Dalton, Ohio, Apr. 6, 1910; died of a heart attack at Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 12, 1980; aged 70 y. On Mar. 5, 1932, she was married to Mose Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Elverta-Mrs. Robert Clifford, Marion, Richard, and Delbert), one brother (Reuben Steiner), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Etta Amstutz, Lovina-Mrs. Allen Amstutz, Mrs. Esther Stauffer, and Mrs. Verna Schmucker). She was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, Ohio, Sept. 16, in charge of Jack Westfall and Wayne King; interment in Martins Mennonite Church cemetery.

The following correction was printed in the November 11 issue, but moved here now for conveniene:
Correction: There was an error in the listing of the surviving children in the obituary of Ruth Martin in the Oct. 21 issue. They should have been listed as follows: Elverta-Mrs. Robert Good, Clifford, Marion, Richard, and Delbert Martin.

Miller, Melvin S., son of Samuel D. and Mary (Miller) Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, June 17, 1888; died in Holmes Co., Ohio Sept. 12, 1980; aged 92 y. On Jan. 2, 1910 he was married to Sadie Mast, who died on Oct. 1, 1968. On Nov. 4, 1970, he was married to Hulda Kaser, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Mast, David, and Warren), 3 daughters (Fern L.-Mrs. Stanley Miller, Priscilla Ruth-Mrs. George Falb, and Mary Margaret-Mrs. John Grasse), 24 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 3 stepchildren, 17 stepgrandchildren, 30 step-great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Ida Yoder). He was preceded in death by 4 brothers (Harrison, Gilbert, D. W., and Alvin), and 3 sisters (Etta, Susanna, and Alice). He was a member of the Martin's Creek Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on Sept., 15, in charge of Harold Grant Stoltzfus, Paul Hummel, and Roman Stutzman; interment in Martin's Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Moyer, Clyde M., son of Abram and Myrtle (Moyer) Moyer, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., Oct., 31, 1917; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Sept. 24, 1980; aged 62 y. On Apr. 15, 1938, he was married to Mary Kratz, who died on Mar. 6, 1978, On Dec. 30, 1978, he was married to Bertha Godshall, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Barbara Lehman), 2 sons (C. Barry and R. Bruce), 3 stepdaughters (Christine Baum, Betty Jane Frankenfield, and Wendy Sue Hough), 3 stepsons (Herbert, Philip Ray, and Ellis Blair Godshall), 22 grandchildren, one brother (Harley Moyer ) and 2 sisters (Myrtle Mininger and Janet Beer), He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27, in charge of Sheldon W. Burkhalter and David Derstine; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Newsome, Shirley Ann, was born on Oct. 14, 1940; died in the University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., Sept. 20, 1980; aged 39 y. She was married to Richard G. Newsome, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Richie), one daughter (Theresa Newsome), her mother (Mrs. Dora Freed), and 3 brothers (Charles, George Jr., and James L. Freed). She was a member of Lynside Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 23, in charge of Herman E. Ropp and Vance R. Brydge; interment in Augusta Memorial Park.

Rush, Erwin L., son of Elwyn and Bertha (Moyer) Rush, was born at Doylestown, Pa., Oct. 24, 1945; died at Quakertown, Pa., Sept. 22, 1980; aged 34 y. Surviving are 2 sons (Brian and Jason), his father, 3 brothers (Willard, Raymond, and Kenneth), and one sister (Ruth Ann-Mrs, Paul McGuigan). He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27, in charge of Curtis Kratz and Earl N Anders, Jr.; interment in Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery.

Shantz, Clarence, son of Ervin B. and Louisa (Baer) Shantz, was born in Freeport, Ont., died at Cambridge Memorial Hospital on Sept. 19, 1980; aged 76 y. He was married to Salome Hallman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Margaret-Mrs. Lewis Weber), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Gladys Gingrich and Vera Shantz), and one brother (Lester Shantz). He was a member of First Mennonite cong., where funeral services were held on Sept. 22, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Brice Balmer; interment in First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Smucker, Marybelle, daughter of Amasa and Isabel (Miller) Stutzman, was born in Middlebury, Ind., June 29, 1907; died at Princeton, Ill., Sept. 29, 1980; aged 73 y. On Sept. 22, 1927, she was married to Wilbur J. Stutzman, who died on Oct. 10, 1973. Surviving are 3 daughters (Annalee-Mrs. Russell Yordy, Carolyn-Mrs, Roger Hughes, and Kathryn-Mrs. Gerald Brenneman), 8 grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren, one sister (Kathryn-Mrs. Howard Eigsti), and 2 brothers (Era Stutzman and Vernon Stutzman). She was preceded in death by one sister (Ethel-Mrs. Raymond Long). She was a member of Willow Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 2, in charge of Don Heiser; interment in Willow Springs Cemetery.

The following correction was printed in the November 11 issue, but moved here now for conveniene:

Correction: In the obituary of Marybelle Smucker, in the Oct. 21 issue, it said she was married to Wilbur J. Stutzman. It should have said Wilbur J. Smucker.

 

Wenger, Katie Ann, daughter of Christian C. and Barbara (Guden) Christner, was born in Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 14, 1882; died at Parkview Home, Wayland, Iowa, Sept. 25, 1980; aged 97 y. On Sept. 19, 1904, she was married to John R. Wenger, who died on Jan. 28, 1940. Surviving are 3 sons (Ira, Raymond, an Harold Wenger), one daughter (Barbara-Mrs. Unternahrer), 20 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27, in charge of Oliver Yutzy; interment in Sugar Creek Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 73, Number 44 - October 28, 1980

Biehn, A. Lincoln, son of Milton and Sarah (Thaler) Biehn, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 8, 1905; died in St. Mary's Hospital, Oct. 3, 1980; aged 75 y. He was married to Grace Paterson, who survives. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Clair and Mervin) and one sister (Violet-Mrs. Oliver Koch). He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, where funeral services were held on Oct. 6, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in Memory Gardens.

Boese, Orie Joseph, son of Harris and Eva Boese, was born at Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 8, 1915; died at Marecy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Oct. 2, 1980; aged 64 y. On Dec. 12, 1940, he was married to Edith Stutzman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Eugene Orie), one daughter (Jane-Mrs. Edward Miller), his mother, 2 granddaughters, one sister (Lucille-Mrs. Bud Schantz), and one brother (Harold). One sister preceded him in death. He was a member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 4, in charge of Vernon Gerig and Paul Goossen; interment in Sugar Creek Church Cemetery.

Hershey, Aaron S., son of John and Emma (Sweigart) Hershey, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Feb. 3, 1902; died in an automobile accident on Sept. 29, 1980; aged 78 y. On Nov. 24, 1925, he was married to Susan McGallicker, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Betty-Mrs. Warren W. Hershey, Ellen-Mrs. Ray C. Neff, and Mildred-Mrs. Mark W. Beyer), 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Anna Kurtz), and one brother (Clarence). He was a member of Hershey Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 2, in charge of Clair J. Hershey, Sanford Hershey, and Clair Eby; interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

Horst, John J., son of John N. and Minnie (Hoover) Horst, was born in Lancaster Co. , Pa. ; died of a massive heart attack at his home on Aug. 3, 1980; aged 70 y. On November 28, 1935. he was married to Ruth B. Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Raymond, Lloyd, John, and Earl), 6 daughters (Irene-Mrs. James McCay, Martha-Mrs. Ronald Brown, Joyce-Mrs. Frank Charlton, Erma, Ruth, and Edith), 19 grandchildren, 4 brothers (David, Harry, Amos, and Melvin), and 4 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Ervin Martin, Elizabeth Nolt, Emma Martin, and Martha Horst). He was a member of Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 7, in charge of Joseph Weaver and Paul Newswenger; interment in adjoining cemetery.

King, Arami R., son of Christian K. and Mary (Hostetler) King,. was born in Garden City, Mo., June 21, 1904; died at Harper, Kan., Oct. 1, 1980; aged 76 y. On May 4, 1930, he was married to Bertha Detweiler, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Eldon), 4 daughters (Virginia-Mrs. Robert Ediger, Patricia-Mrs. Laurel Miller, Phyllis Kauffman, and Roberta-Mrs. Vernon Mathes), 13 grandchildren, 2 sisters ( Clara Zimmerman and Adelia King), and 3 brothers (Henry, Hubert, and Clarence). He was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 4, in charge of Waldo Miller and Elmer Wyse; interment in Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The following correction was printed in the November 11 issue, but moved here now for convenience:

November 18 - Correction: There were some errors in the obituary notice of Arami R. King, in the Oct. 28 issue. Surviving is also one son (Calvin J.). One of the surviving daughters was listed as Virginia-Mrs. Robert Ediger. It should have read Mrs. Richard Ediger.

 King, Lena Marie, daughter of Peter W. and Kathryn (Ulrich) Kennell, was born in Roanoke Twp., Ill., July 2, 1896; died at Eureka (Ill.) Hospital on Sept. 27, 1980; aged 84 y. On Nov. 29, 1917, she was married to Elmer King, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Elmer, Jr.), 2 daughters (Virginia Unzicker and Marguerite Litwiller), 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Sadie Kennell and Katie Reeb). She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and one half sister. Memorial services were held at Metamora Mennonite Church on Sept. 29; interment in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

Knechel, Edna, daughter of Jeremiah and Fannie (Fretz) Anders, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Aug. 23, 1895; died at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa.; aged 85 y. She was married to Herbert Knechel, Sr., who preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 sons (Jerry, Frank, Herbert, Jr., Marvin, Ernest, and Harold), 25 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 22, in charge of Ellis L. Mack and Harold M. Fly; interment in the Towamencin cemetery.

Miller, Malinda, daughter of Jacob and Catherine Miller, was born at Louisville, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1886; died at her home at Louisville, Ohio, Aug. 6, 1980; aged 94 y. On Dec. 21, 1911, she was married to David Miller, who died on May 27, 1980. Surviving are one daughter (Della Miller), one son (Wayne Miller), 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister (Mrs. Mary Hostetler). She was a member of Beech Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 9, in charge of Richard Leonhard; interment in the Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stauffer, Glen, son of Christian and Mary Ann (Eicher) Stauffer, was born at Milford, Neb., Aug. 2, 1909; died in a car accident near Milford, Neb., Sept. 5, 1980; aged 71 y. On Dec. 15, 1932, he was married to Florence Stutzman. who was killed in the same accident. Surviving are one son (Gene E.), 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Richard Roth and Judith Kremer), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandson, one brother (Uriah Stauffer), one sister (Lois-Mrs. Harvey Riley), and one stepsister (Mrs. Laurene Curtis). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Anne-Mrs. Merle Heckler) and one brother (Vernon). He was a member of East Fairview Mennonite Church. where funeral services were held on Sept. 8, in charge of Oliver Roth, Norman Heckler, and F. Dale Hostetler; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Stauffer, Florence, daughter of John I. and Mary Ann (Birky) Stutzman, was born in Seward Co., Neb., May 23, 1911; died in a car accident near Milford, Neb., Sept. 5, 1980; aged 69 y. On Dec. 15, 1932, she was married to Glen Stauffer, who died in the same car accident. Surviving are one son (Gene E. ), 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Richard Roth and Judith Kremer), 15 grandchildren, one great-grandson, her mother, one brother (Earl Stutzman), and 6 sisters (Elsie-Mrs. Elmer Earnest, Lillie-Mrs. Enos Lehman, Millie-Mrs. Orville Miller, Pearl-Mrs. Joe Beachy, Wilma-Mrs. Orie Roth, and Doris-Mrs. Clinton Saltzman). She was preceded in death by one daughter Anne-Mrs. Merle Heckler). She was a member of East Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept., 8, in charge of Oliver Roth, Norman Heckler, and F. Dale Hostetler; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder, John Harvey, son of Simon Peter and Mary (Metzler) Yoder, was born on July 11, 1881; died at Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., Sept. 24, 1980; aged 99 y. He was married to Irene Hertzler, who preceded him in death, He was later married to Myra Miller Hahn, who died on June 26, 1972. Surviving are 3 sons (Kenneth, Lauren, and Morris) and 7 daughters (Alta-Mrs. James Bauman, Edith-Mrs. Clare Mumaw, Ethel, Mary-Mrs. Cecil Nice, Frances-Mrs. Dan Smucker, Pauline-Mrs. George F, Brunk, Sr., and Helena-Mrs. Herbert Wells). He was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 27, in charge of Truman H. Brunk, Dan Smucker, Nelson Burkholder, and Carl Mericle; interment in Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Don Kauffman, Alberta


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