Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1983

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Gospel Herald ­ Volume 76, Number 1 - January 4, 1983 ­ page 14

Brilhart, Sara, daughter of Clarence H. and Dillie Brilhart, was born in Scottdale, Pa., April 20, 1906; died at Torrence, Pa., Dec. 13, 1982; aged 76 y. She is survived by 2 sons (Art and Laurence) and 2 daughters (Celeste and Ardith). She was a member of Scottdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 16, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in Scottdale Cemetery.

Correction: The obituary for Sara Brilhart in the Jan. 4 issue, p. 14, should have read Sara Brilhart Leasure.

 

Carr, Wade T., son of Comley and Susan (Metzgar) Carr, was born in Salem, Ohio, July 14, 1896; died of heart failure in Salem, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1982; aged 96 y. On April 7, 1917, he was married to Tillie Cole, who died October 5, 1974. He is survived by a son (Raymond), 2 daughters (Mrs. Carl Kappler and Mrs. Charles Scheuffler), a sister (Elsie Carr), 4 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded by a sister and 3 brothers. He was a member of North Lima Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Seederly-Mong Funeral Home on Dec. 5, in charge of Richard Bartholomew; interment in Mt. Olivet Cemetery at North Lima, Ohio.

Diller, Ira A., Sr., son of Irvin and Susanna (Shank) Diller, was born in Elida, Ohio, in 1909, died of heart failure at Dunlap Memorial Hospital in Orrville, Ohio, Dec. 10, 1982. In 1934 he was married to Beulah Brenner, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Wilmer, Irvin, and Frederick), 2 daughters (Mae-Mrs. Bradley Lehman and Shirley-Mrs. Keith Sommerfield), 10 grandchildren, a brother (Ralph), and 2 sisters (Clara-Mrs. Harold Good and Martha-Mrs. Joe Bear). He was preceded by a son, Ira Jr., in 1965. He was a member of Crown Hill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 14, in charge of Noah Hilty, Richard Ross, and Keith Merriman; interment in church cemetery.

Nofzinger, Martha, daughter of John and Catherine (Bachman) Nofsinger, was born Feb. 8, 1890; died at Maple Lawn Homes, Eureka, Ill., Nov. 22, 1982; aged 92 y. Three sisters and 5 brothers preceded her in death. She was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 24, in charge of Larry Augsburger; interment in Union Cemetery, Washington, Ill.

Transcriber's note: Nofzinger and Nofsinger are both correct.

Stoltzfus, Minnie G., daughter of Samuel and Salinda (Mast) Glick, was born in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Sept. 13, 1917; died in Douglassville, Pa., Nov. 15, 1982; aged 65 y. On March 2, 1940, she ws married to Roy Y. Stoltzfus, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Marlin R., Dwight E., and Howard L.), 3 daughters (Sara Ellen-Mrs. Keith Mullet, Mary Kathleen-Mrs. Anthony Eggink, and Carol Elizabeth), 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Roy and John) and 3 sisters (Lena, Sarah, and Lydia). She was a member of Oley Valley Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Nov. 21, in charge of Nathan Stoltzfus, Karl Glick, and Kenneth Horning; interment in Pine Grove Cemetery.

 

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Gospel Herald ­­ Volume 76, Number 2 - January 11, 1983 ­ page 30

Baechler, Arthur, son of Joseph and Christina (Bender) Baechler, was born in East Zorra Twp., Ont., Apr. 2, 1913; died of a heart attack at Stratford Hospital, Dec. 7, 1982; aged 69 y. In 1934, he ws married to Anna Mae Roth, who died in 1935. In 1936, he was married to Idella Steinman, who died in September 1981. Surviving are 7 sons (Delford, Clare, David, Harold, Peter, Gerald, and Kenneth), 2 daughters (Miriam-Mrs. John Zimmerman and Eilene-Mrs. Paul Helmuth), 15 grandchildren, his stepmother (Mary Baechler), 6 brothers (William, Omar, Ezra, Earl, Joseph, and Rush), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Alice Zehr and Mrs. Doris Roth). He was a member of Steinman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 10, in charge of Fred Lichti and Vernon Zehr; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Correction: In the obituary of Arthur Baechler in the Jan. 11 issue the second wife's maiden name should have been spelled Steinmann. The daughter Miriam is Mrs. John Timmermans, not Zimmerman, as printed.

 

Blough, Mary A., daughter of John L. and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Livingston, was born in Somerset County, Pa., March 21, 1900; died at Memorial Hospital, Nov. 30, 1982; aged 82y. She was married to Newton H. Thomas, who died in 1960. She then married Harry Blough, who died in 1970. Also preceding her was a daughter, Wilma Speigle and twin sons, Willard and Millard. She is survived by a daughter (Rheda-Mrs. Emmert Keim), and two sons (Boyd and Sanford), 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, a twin sister (Agnes Kissel), and another sister (Elda Thomas). She is also surviving by six stepchildren. She was a member of Thomas Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 3, in charge of Donald Speigle and Aldus Wingard; interment in church cemetery.

Brilhart, Elmer, son of Charles A. and Cora (Loucks) Brilhart, was born in Scottdale, Pa., June 3, 1904; died in Scottdale, Pa., Dec. 2, 1982; aged 78 y. Surviving are two sisters (LaVerna Brilhart and Mildred Showalter), and two brothers (Earle and Clifford). He was a member of Scottdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 4, in charge of Robert N. Johnson; interment in Scottdale Cemetery.

Brunk, Paul W., son of Samuel C. and Anna (Shank) Brunk, was born at Elida, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1897; died at the Phoenixville Hospital, Phoenixville, Pa., Dec. 12, 1982; aged 85 y. On Feb. 24, 1921, he was married to Minnie Good, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Wilson, Melvin, and Elmer), 3 daughters (Beulah, Grace-Mrs. Milton Ramer and Ellen-Mrs. Donald Moyer), 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Emma Shenk). He was a member of Indian Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 15, in charge of Paul Fred, David Wadel, and John Wile; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Freed, John Randall, son of John and Bonnie (Derstine) Freed, was born in Sellersville, Pa., June 29, 1965; died of multiple injuries received in a motorcycle accident at Allentown Sacred Heart Hospital Center, Allentown, Pa., Dec. 17, 1982; aged 17 y. He is survives by his parents, a brother (Eric Shawn), his paternal grandparents (Harvey C. and Alma Moyer Freed), his maternal grandparents (Stanley and Jean Price Derstine). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held Dec. 10, in charge of Glenn Egli, Gerald A. Clemmer, and Leon Bechtel; interment in church cemetery.

Reeser, William, son of Jacob and Mary (Nofziger) Reeser, was born in Stuttgart, Ark., Aug. 4, 1892; died at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Albany, Ore., Nov. 11, 1982; aged 90 y. On Sept. 5, 1915, he was married to Emma Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Harvey, Maynard, Clarence, Charles, Robert, and Ronald), 2 daughters (Mary Belle Reiff and Ethel Cosco), 36 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Lena Erb, Jane Erb, and Marie Widmer), and 3 brothers (Walter, Ray, and Cecil). He was preceded in death by 2 daughters, 2 sons, and 4 brothers. He was a member of Sweet Home Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 15, in charge of Max G. Yoder and George Kauffman; interment in Gilliland Cemetery.

Stutzman, Jake J., son of Jacob and Amanda (Hershberger) Stutzman, was born in Milford, Neb. Jan.4, 1895; died at the home of his daughter in Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 26, 1982; aged 87 y. On Dec. 31, 1918, he was married to Mary Danner, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 5 daughters (Thelma-Mrs. Nick Roth, Deloris-Mrs. Burdette Boshart, June-Mrs. Wayne Burkey, Luetta-Mrs. Derald Eicher, and Moneda-Mrs. Clifford Stutzman), 4 sons (Wilbur, Dick, Harley, and Lonnie), 30 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Eldon), and 3 grandchildren. he was a member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church.

Stauffer, Lavina, daughter of William and Katie (Stutzman) Miller, was born in Milford, Nebr., Jan. 8, 1897; died at Fillmore County Hospital, Geneva, Neb., Nov. 23, 1982; aged 85 y. On Feb. 5, 1913, she was married to Jacob C. Stauffer, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 3 sons (William, Vern, and Wallace), 3 daughters (Ione-Mrs. Perry Schweitzer, Lola-Mrs. Lester Kennel, and Ruth-Mrs. Lyle Schweitzer), 12 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one granddaughter, one great-grandson, 3 brothers and 4 sisters. She was a member of East Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 26, in charge of Oliver Roth, Lee Schlegel and Ron Kennel; interment in East Fairview cemetery.

West, Glen Wilfred Joseph, son of Charles and Matelda (Little) West, was born in Langbank, Sask., Nov. 29, 1916; died in an automobile accident near Guelph, Ont., Nov. 25, 1982; aged 66 y. In 1942, he was married to Freda Taylor, who died in 1964. In 1971 he was married to Florence Middleton Read, who survives. Also surviving are his mother, 8 step-children (Ernest Good, Neil Good, Mrs. Greta Temmins, Mrs. Mary Wright, Mrs. Shari Jeffries, Michael Read, Randy Read, and Kenneth Read), 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one sister (Helen Hyatt), and one brother (Fred). He was a member of West Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Didsbury Missionary Church on Dec. 1, in charge of Paul Isaacs and Gordon Buschert; interment in West Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wyse, Clarence L., son of Menno and Mary (Baer) Wyse, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 19, 1982; aged 91 y. On Aug. 3, 1916, he was married to Ella M. Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Blanche-Mrs. Earl Nafziger and Kathryn-Mrs. Ivan Grieser), one brother (John J.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie King, and Minnie Wyse). He was a member of Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Yoder, Nancy, daughter of Joseph L. and Lucretia (Miller) Hershberger, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, June 8, 1901; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Dec. 16, 1982; aged 81 y. On Dec. 7, 1922, she was married to Daniel M.Yoder, who died on June 2, 1963. Surviving are 3 daughters (leah-Mrs. Dale Roberts, Eunice-Mrs. Jim Brenneman, and Ruby-Mrs. Ish Campos), 4 sons (D. Paul, Luke, Joseph, and Phillip), 21 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Amy Steckly and Esther), and 2 brothers (homer J. and Paul J.). She was preceded in death by 3 daughters and one granddaughter. She was a member of Kalona Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 18, in charge of Howard Keim and Elton Nussbaum; interment in Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 76, Number 3 - January 18, 1983 ­ page 46

Bergey, Roy Z., son of Henry and Kathryn (Ziegler) Bergey, was born at Sellersville, Pa., Mar. 9, 1946; died of a heart attack en route to North Penn Hospital, Landsdale, Pa., Dec. 20. 1982; aged 36 y. On Apr. 23, 1966, he was married to Elaine Alderfer, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Kevin Roy, Mark Jay, and Luke Jed), one sister (Fern Yothers), one brother (Glen Z.), maternal grandfather (Clarence Ziegler), and paternal grandfather (Norman Bergey, Sr.). He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 23, in charge of Earl Anders, Jr., John Derstine, and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Christophel, Mary, daughter of Peter S. and Anna (Weldy) Hartman, was born at Wakarusa, Ind., Dec. 10, 1886; died at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, Ind., Dec. 9, 1982; aged 96 y. On Dec. 10, 1910, she was married to Elmer Christophel, who died on June 4, 1964. Surviving are one daughter (Frances-Mrs. Earl Stouffer), one son (Warren), 5 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 12, in charge of Bob Detweiler; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Cunningham, John W., son of John and Mary (Monagahn) Cunningham, was born in Youngstown, Ohio, Dec. 8, 1917; died of complications of coronary Disease at South Bend, Ind., Sept. 27, 1982; aged 64 y. On Oct. 28, 1949, he was married to Miriam Morse, who survives. Also surviving are one son (David), and one granddaughter. He was a member of Yellow creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Sept. 20, in charge of Bob Detweiler; interment in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Eash, John M., son of Moses and Magdalene (Miller) Eash, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Apr. 11, 1895; died at Goshen General Hospital, Goshen, Ind., Dec. 24, 1982; aged 87 y. On June 27, 1920, he was married to Carrie Stutzman, who died on Mar. 3, 1980. Surviving are one daughter (Esther-Mrs. Frederick Sprague, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Daniel). He was a member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 28, in charge of Carl L. Smeltzer; interment in Clinton Brick Cemetery.

Griffith, Ray R., son of Victor and Anna (Arnold) Griffith, was born in Shreve, Ohio, June 10, 1905; died at Wooster, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1982; aged 77 y. On Oct. 14, 1945, he was married to Susie Lois Mathews, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Walter), 2 daughters (Mrs. Betty Seitz and Mrs. Evelyn Smith), 17 grandchildren, and 27 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Ross) and one brother (Glenn). He was a member of Wooster Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 17, in charge of Glen A. Horner; interment in Fairview Cemetery.

Hauck, Paul L., son of David and Pearl (Benner) Hauck, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 18, 1907; died at Landis Retirement Home, Dec. 20, 1982; aged 75 y. On Aug. 11, 1928, he was married to Caroline Sheaffer, who died on Mar. 25, 1974. Surviving are 3 sons (Richard L., Glen D., and Paul I.), 2 daughters (Marian E.-Mrs. Lloyd Lines and Jean M.-Mrs. Robert G. Martin), 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Lester), and 2 sisters (Alma Kinsey and Edna Miller). He was a member of Ephrata Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Wilbert Lind and J. Elvin Martin; interment in Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery.

Hershberger, Vernon, son of Jerry and Sarah (Erb) Hershberger, was born near Milford, Neb., Dec. 6, 1909; died at Milford, Neb., Dec. 16, 1982; aged 73 y. On Dec. 8, 1932, he was married to Lela Eichar, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Ann-Mrs. Don Danekas, and Kathy-Mrs. Don Barth), 2 sons (Richard and Douglas), 8 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Sterling, Elwood, and Maynard), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Fern Potter, Mrs. Mary Ann Luebbe, and Mrs. Ollie Roth). He was a member of Beth-El Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 18, in charge of Ed Wenger and Ken Steckly; interment in Milford Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler, Clara, was born at Shipshewana, Ind., Nov. 19, 1883; died at Mennonite Rest Home, Hutchinson, Kan., Oct. 11, 1982; aged 98 y. On Dec. 18, 1914, she was married to John J. Hostetler, who died on Feb. 28, 1972. Surviving are 3 sons (Henry, Melvin, and Alvin), 3 daughters (Orpha-Mrs. Floyd D. Miller, Elizabeth-Mrs. William May, and Alma Hostetler). She was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Mary and Amy). She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church , where funeral services were held on Oct. 14, in charge of Richard Birky and Nelson Kreider; interment in Zion Mennonite Cemetery.

Kauffman, Forrest M., son of Nicholas and Alice (King) Kauffman, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Aug. 28, 1902; died at Green Hills Apts., West Liberty, Ohio, Dec. 25, 1982; aged 80 y. On Oct. 19, 1933, he was married to Leahbelle Smucker, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Clifford, Byron, and Titus Kauffman), 7 grandchildren, and one brother (Chauncey Kauffman). He was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 28, in charge of David L. Gehman; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Mininger, Sallie L., daughter of Tyson D. and Sallie (Landis) Detwiler, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 4, 1910; died of multiple myeloma at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa. Dec. 20, 1982; aged 72 y. On Feb. 23, 1958, she was married to Raymond F. Mininger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 brothers (Nathaniel, Henry, and Ellis), 11 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 stepchildren (Walter C. Mininger and Dorothy Gahman), one sister (Hannah-Mrs. Jonas Landis), and 2 brothers (Tyson and Clayton). She was a member of Plains Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of John E. Lapp and Gerald C. Studer; interment in Plains Cemetery.

Tressler, Sherman, son of Benjamin and Polly (Stevanus) Tressler, was born in Springs, Pa., Nov. 11, 1894; died at Akron, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1982; aged 88 y. He was married to Anna Laura Opel, who died in 1973. Surviving are 4 daughters (Fern, Leora, Dorothy, and Shirley), 4 sons (James, Parke, Paul, and Charles), and one half sister. On Oct. 30, 1932, he was ordained a deacon to serve Glade Mennonite Church. He was a member of Glade Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of Kenneth E. Zehr; interment in Glade Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald ­ Volume 76, Number 4 - January 25, 1983 ­ page 69, 70

Bell, Justin D., son of David and Marlene (Aschliman) Bell, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, Oct. 26, 1979; died at his home in Elkhart, Ind., Dec. 4, 1982; aged 3 y. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Matthew), paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Bell), and maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Aschliman), and a great-grandmother (Mrs. Pearl Aschliman). Memorial services were held at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries on Dec. 6, in charge of Philip Bedsworth. Funeral services were held at Pine Grove Mennonite Church on Dec. 7, in charge of Fred Swartzendruber; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Garber, Iva, was born at Jackson, Minn., Mar. 16, 1899; died at her home in Jackson, Minn., Dec. 2, 1982; aged 83 y. On May 5, 1925, she was married to Edwin Guy Garber, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Deane Edwin), 2 daughters (Marjorie Lee Kauffman and Judith Lynn Bradley), 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, one brother, and 2 sisters. One infant son (Gerald Guy) preceded her in death. She was a member of Alpha Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Methodist Church on Dec. 6, in charge of Norman Geissinger; interment in Riverside Cemetery.

Grabill, Ollie F., was born in Waynesboro, Va., Oct. 4, 1886; died at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, Ind., Nov. 22, 1982; aged 96 y. On May 9, 1904, she was married to Joseph M. Grabill, who died on Apr. 10, 1969. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mary E.-Mrs. Ralph Martin and Esther V.-Mrs. Harold Tyson), one son (Irvin), 8 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (E. Clayton and Russell Shank). She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and one brother. She was a member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, on Nov. 24, in charge of Philip Bedsworth and Arnold Roth; interment in Prairie Street Cemetery.

Kinsey, Walter S., son of Jacob and Jennie (Anthony) Kinsey, was born in Hanover, Pa., Jan. 26, 1920; died of acute myocardial infarction at his home in Quarryville, Pa., June 22, 1982; aged 72 y. On Mar. 18, 1933, he was married to Alma C. Hauk, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (Beulah P.-Mrs. Harold Lehman, Mabel K.-Mrs. Mervin Siegrist, Marian E.-Mrs. Edward Roten, Linda A. Kinsey, Martha R.-Mrs. Tom Sandoval, and Teresa A.-Mrs. Michael Murry), one foster son (Kenneth Watson), his foster parents (Clarence and Anna Eshleman), 26 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Alice K. Bauer, Annie Kinsey, and Mary S. Pyfrom). He was preceded in death by one infant son (Leon Samuel), and 2 brothers (John K. Groff and Samuel D. Kinsey). He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 25, in charge of Vernon D. Smoker, Daniel W. Keller, and Clarence R. Neff; interment in the church cemetery.

Correction: In the obituary of Walter S. Kinsey in the Jan. 25 issue the names of two surviving sons were omitted. They are Ray J. and Lee S. Kinsey.

 

Morgan, Leslie C., son of George and Alice (Perry) Morgan, was born at Clarkston, Mich., July 11, 1909; died of a massive heart attack at Bradenton, Fla., Dec. 25, 1982; aged 73y. On Oct. 28, 1928, he was married to Mabel Kuenne Morgan, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Shirley MacDermaid), 4 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Sherman Wilk Chapel on Dec. 29, in charge of Aubrey Phillips; interment in Lakeview Cemetery.

Mumaw, Harry, son of Amos and Catherine (Schaum) Mumaw, was born in Indiana on Aug. 30, 1884; died at North Lawrence, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1982; aged 98 y. In 1913, he was married to Minnie Hostetler, who died in 1972. Surviving are one daughter (Ethel Mumaw), one son (Mark), one brother (John R. Mumaw), and one sister (Anna Mumaw). A daughter (Gladys) died in 1980. He was ordained deacon in 1928. He was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of Glenn Martin and Leon Shrock; interment in the church cemetery.

Nafziger, Emma Elizabeth, daughter of Simon and Katie (Short) Nafziger, was born near Archbold, Ohio, May 23, 1904; died of a heart attack at Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 4, 1983; aged 78 y. She was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 7, in charge of Walter Stuckey and Keith Leinbach; interment in Lockport Cemetery.

Ranck, Chester D., son of Enos G. and Hettie (Denlinger) Ranck, was born in Paradise Twp., Pa., Jan. 7, 1895; died at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., Dec. 21, 1982; aged 87y. On Oct. 28, 1915, he was married to Anna Maria Rohrer, who died on July 6, 1968. On June 21, 1969, he was married to Elsie B. Gochnauer Martin, who died on Dec. 25, 1977. Surviving are one son (Lloyd H.), one daughter (Evelyn M.-Mrs. John B. Becker), 7 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Harold E.) Sept. 29, 1965. He was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 23, in charge of Clair M. Eby, Harold K. Book, and James R. Hess; interment in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Reschly, Esther Louise, daughter of C. M. and Elizabeth (Gerig) Roth, was born in Wayland, Iowa, Sept.2, 1907; died at her home in Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 21, 1982; aged 75 y. On Apr. 24, 1930, she was married to Ervin Reschly, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (David, Lester, Christian, and Mark), 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Don Cross and Ann-Mrs. Sam Martin), and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one brother (Melvin). She was a member of Sugarcreek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of Ed Miller; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Roth, Carl W. J., son of Herbert and Louisa (Oesterheild) Roth, Sr., was born at Rock Fall, Ill., Mar. 9, 1922; died of an acute coronary occlusion at Clinton, Iowa, Dec. 18, 1982; aged 60 y. On Feb. 28, 1948, he was married to Ruth Gohring, who survives. Also surviving are one son (John Roth), one daughter (Helen-Mrs. Robert Cunningham), one grandchild, 3 brothers (Beryamin, Herbert Jr., and Melvin), and one sister (Mrs. Romilda O'Connell). He was a member of West Sterling Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Melvin-Shilling Funeral Home on Dec. 21, in charge of Melvin Hamilton and Phil Helmuth; interment in Science Ridge Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Roth, Matilda, daughter of John E. R. and Catherine Schwartzentruber, was born in Petersburg, Ont., Mar. 15, 1897; died at Kitchener, Ont., Nov. 29, 1982; aged 85 y. On Mar. 15, 1932, she was married to John L. Roth, who died on Sept. 19, 1971. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mildred-Mrs. Lawrence Hauder, Martha-Mrs. Jack Miller, and Beatrice-Mrs. John Holst), 3 sons (Arthur, Vernon, and Claire), 23 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Clayton Schwartzentruber). She was a member of St. Agatha Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Arthur Roth, Nelson, Martin, and Elmer Schwartzentruber; interment in St. Agatha Cemetery.

Shore, Mattie, daughter of John and Mary (Burkholder) Hartman, was born at Harrisonburg, Virginia, Oct. 12, 1888; died at Sterling, Ill., Dec. 7, 1982; aged 94 y. On Feb. 26, 1914, she was married to William W. Shore, who died on May 23, 1977. Surviving are 2 sons (Floyd and Delbert Shore), 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Anna Shank, Mrs. Lena Landis, and Sallie-Mrs. Aldine Brenneman) and one brother (Henry Hartman). She was a member of Science Ridge Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Phil Helmuth; interment in Science Ridge Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Sommers, Norma, daughter of Alanzo and Selina (Lantz) Miller, was born in Wabash Co., Ind., Aug. 13, 1904; died at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, Ind., Nov. 17, 1982; aged 78 y. On Dec. 27, 1924, she was married to Willard Sommers, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Waneta-Mrs. Sam Cutrell, Bonnie-Mrs. Vernon Ratzloff, and Idella-Mrs. Wilbur Troyer), 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ora and John E. Miller), and 2 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. Harley Mishler and Mary-Mrs. Alvin Keim). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Mary-Mrs. Newton Gingrich). She was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church on Nov. 20, in charge of Floyd Graber and Olen Hochstedler; interment in Mast Cemetery.

Correction: In the obituaries of Norma and Willard Sommers, in the Jan. 25, issue of Gospel Herald, it was reported that a daughter (Mary-Mrs. Newton Gingrich) is deceased. It should read that Mary is a survivor. Her husband Newton is deceased.

Sommers, Willard, son of Daniel J. and Lizzie (Zook) Sommers, was born in Howard Co., Ind., June 18, 1903; died at Greencroft Nursing Home, Goshen, Ind., Dec. 17, 1982; aged 79 y. On Dec. 27, 1924, he was married to Norma Miller, who died on Nov. 17, 1982. Surviving are 3 daughters (Waneta-Mrs. Sam Cutrell, Bonnie-Mrs. Vernon Ratzloff, and Idella-Mrs. Wilbur Troyer), 19 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Noah, Albert, Elmer, and Clayton), 2 sisters (Fannie Birkey and Ester Troyer). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Mary-Mrs. Newton Gingrich), 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was ordained to the ministry in 1944, and served as pastor of Marion Mennonite Church. In 1956, he was ordained as bishop. He was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church on Dec. 19, in charge of Manasseh Bontreger and Olen Hochstedler; interment in Mast Cemetery.

Troyer, Nora Mae, daughter of Daniel A. and Elizabeth (Yoder) Troyer*, was born in McPherson Co., Kan., June 17, 1893; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Dec. 28, 1982; aged 89 y. On Dec. 24, 1910, she was married to Roy S. Troyer, who died on Sept. 15, 1966. Surviving are one son (Ordo H.), one daughter (Vesta-Mrs. Paul E. Gingerich), 3 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 6 brothers and 4 sisters. She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Dec. 30, in charge of Jerry Quiring and Waldo Miller; interment in the Hesston Cemetery.

Transcriber's note: "Schowalter Villa" is spelled correct.

*Note from family researcher: "Nora Mae Troyer - dau of Daniel A & Elizabeth (Yoder) MILLER, not Troyer"

Winey, Miriam, daughter of John R. and Emma (Eby) Shreiner, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Pa.; died on Dec. 26, 1982; aged 76 y. She was married to Lloyd S. Winey, who died in 1964. Surviving is one sister (Esther Zimmerman). She was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of B. Charles Hostetter and Wayne Mast; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Angela Marie, daughter of Marvin and Rebecca (Amsden) Yoder, was born in Sarasota, Fla., July 19, 1982; died of a heart problem at St. Petersburg, Fla., Dec. 14, 1982; aged nearly 5 mo. Funeral services were held at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Dec. 16, in charge of Stanlee D. Kauffman and Marvin L. Miller; interment in Palms Memorial Park.

Yoder, Elsie Mae, daughter of Joseph J. and Fannie (Gerig) Roth, was born near Wayland, Iowa, July 6, 1916; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Dec. 15, 1982; aged 66 y. On Feb. 28, 1937, she was married to Ivan Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Robert, Richard, and Don), 2 daughters (Janet-Mrs. Duane Peterson and Sandra-Mrs. Reinhold Kunze), 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Helen Beachy and Mary Swartzendruber), and 3 brothers (Levi, Orie G., and Ray). One infant son (Russel) preceded her in death. She was a member of Sugarcreek Mennonite Church, where a family funeral service was held on Dec. 18, in charge of Doug Reichenbach; interment in the adjoining cemetery. Memorial services were held at the church on Dec. 19, in charge of Ed Miller.

 

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


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