Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1984

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Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 32 - August 7, 1984, page 558.

Egli.- Ben E., son of Ben and Adella (Rinehart) Egli, was born at Rantoul, Ill., Sept. 8, 1898; died at his home in Manson, Iowa, July 13, 1984; aged 85 y. On May 20, 1928, he was married to Edith Reynolds, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Edward and Delbert), 6 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, one brother (Reuben), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Emma Bachman, Mrs. Lena Weideman, Mrs. Adella Miller, and Mrs. Anna Bohn). He was a member of Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 16, in charge of Herbert L. Yoder; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

Geiser.- Edith Lorene, daughter of William and Clara (Gerber) Geiser, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Dec. 18, 1926; died at the Wooster Community Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, July 18, 1984; aged 57 y. Surviving are her mother, 3 sisters (Delpha-Mrs. Willis Neuenschwander, Stella-Mrs. Earl Beals, and Mabel), and 3 brothers (Wilson, Leonard, and Ernest). She was preceded in death by one brother (Homer). She was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 21, in charge of Richard Wolf; interment in Kidron Church Cemetery.

Peachy.- Verna M., daughter of William and Maude (Stutzman) Weaver, was born at Hartville, Ohio, Jan. 13, 1920; died at Sarasota, Fla., July 4, 1984; aged 64 y. On Aug. 10, 1947, she was married to David Peachy, who died on June 7, 1971. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Yoder and Mrs. Alma Schlabach) and 4 brothers (Herman, Ernest, Vernon, and Walter). She was a member of Sarasota Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Hartville, Ohio, July 7, in charge of Richard F. Ross and Lewis Wagler; interment in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Uniontown, Ohio.

Shantz.- Elizabeth Ann, daughter of Joseph and Lydia (Zook) Davis, was born at Newcastle, Pa., Mar. 24, 1894; died at Hydro, Okla., July 8, 1984; aged 90 y. On Jan. 1, 1914, she was married to Jesse Shantz, who died in May 1939. Surviving are one daughter (Ina Mae), 2 sons (Melvin Jesse and Marvin David), 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Grace Alice). She was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 11, in charge of Leland Oswald, Chester Slagell, and Warren Slagell; interment in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Swartley.- Howard H., son of Elmer D. Swartley and Mabel (High) Swartley, Derstine, was born at Telford, Pa., July 1, 1918; died at Sellersville, Pa., June 30, 1984; aged 66 y. On Feb. 22, 1941, he was married to Hannah K. Swartley, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Leslie K. and Sharon K.), 2 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Edna Hostetler, Thelma Swartzendruber, and Naomi Hunsberger), one brother (David F. Derstine), and a foster brother (Joseph Cressman). He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 3, in charge of Mark M. Derstine; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 33 - August 14, 1984, page 578.

Beachy.- Samuel A., son of Alvin M. and Mary (Christner) Beachy, was born in Madison Co., Ohio, June 26, 1903; died at his home at Salisbury, Pa., July 12, 1984; aged 81 y. He was married to Lydia Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Menno S. and Sam A. Beachy, Jr.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Elva Yoder and Fannie Beachy), 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Anna Weirich, Mrs. Elizabeth Erb, Mrs. Susanna Jones, and Mrs. Mary Clink). He was preceded in death by one son (Alvin S.) and one brother (Jonas). He was a member of Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were conducted on July 16, in charge of Steven Heatwole and Roy Otto; interment in Springs Cemetery.

Bender.- Floyd C., son of Christian W. and Ida (Hershberger) Bender, was born at Salisbury, Pa., Sept. 25, 1899; died at Meyersdale (Pa.) Community Hospital on July 10, 1984; aged 84 y. On Dec. 30, 1920, he was married to Anna Barbara Maust, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Mary-Mrs. Leslie Byler, Philip, Naomi-Mrs. Paul E. Yoder, Sarah-Mrs. Daniel E. Miller, James, Lois-Mrs. Ernest Mullett, Paul, and Dorcas), 34 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, one brother (Harvey), and 4 sisters (Myra Maust, Verda Beachy, Della Miller, and Fannie Zook). He was a member of Oak Dale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Maple Glen Mennonite Church on July 13, in charge of Elam Bender and Erie Renno; interment in Oak Dale Church Cemetery.

Bergey.- Norman B., son of Norman L. and Bessie (Bergey) Bergey, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Apr. 14, 1929; died suddenly of a heart attack at his home at Telford, Pa., July 17, 1984; aged 55 y. On Sept. 30, 1950, he was married to Elaine L. Bergey, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Lee Ann-Mrs. Glenn Esbenshade, Faye-Mrs. J. Edward Landis, Susan-Mrs. Dwight Stoltzfus, and Nancy), 3 sons (Norman Scott, Dana B., and Terry Alan), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry B. and Lester B.), and 2 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Ernest Derstine and Elva-Mrs. Paul N. Mininger). A son (David) preceded him in death in 1983. He was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 21, in charge of Earl Anders, Jr., and Curtis Bergey; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Blake.- Ray J., was born in Harrison Twp., May 24, 1895; died at Elkhart, Ind., July 15, 1984; aged 89 y. On June 14, 1921, he was married to Ruth Pletcher, who died on Oct. 14, 1974. Surviving is one sister (Ennis Blake). He was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 18, in charge of Phil Helmuth and LaMar Bender; interment in Olive Cemetery.

Buckwalter.- Marie, adopted daughter of John and Eliza Martin, was born in Kansas City, Mo., Apr. 15, 1907; died at Parkview Manor, Wellman, Iowa, July 22, 1984; aged 77 y. On Dec. 24, 1933, she was married to Roy Buckwalter, who died on Mar. 25, 1976. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mary-Mrs. Vern Hudachek and Laura-Mrs. Jerry Nicholls), one stepson (Royce), 9 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Gladys Todd). She was a member of Wellman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 24, in charge of Ron Kennel and Jonathan Brentner; interment in Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.

Eash.- Elman D., son of Melvin and Fannie (Miller) Eash, was born in Goshen, Ind., Sept. 21, 1937; died at Goshen General Hospital as a result of a home accident on July 11, 1984; aged 46 y. On Nov. 29, 1959, he was married to Gwenda Miller, who died on Feb. 11, 1982. Surviving are 5 children (Delonna, Denise, Robert, Daryl, and Byron), his parents, one grandson, 3 sisters (Ruby-Mrs. Jay Hershberger, Rebecca-Mrs. Glenn Yoder, and Ruth Detweiler), and one brother (Bernard). He was a member of Marion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 14, in charge of Clare Schumm, Paul Lauver, and Tim Lichti; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Eigsti.- Anna E., daughter of Peter and Barbara (Stalter) Saltzman, was born in Panola Twp., Ill., Mar. 23, 1898; died at Bloomington, Ill., July 11, 1984; aged 86 y. On Jan. 1, 1919, she was married to Noah Eigsti, who died on Nov. 29, 1957. Surviving are 2 sons (Ronald and LeRoy), one brother (Raymond), and 2 sisters (Clara Saltzman and Mae Yordy). She was a member of Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 13, in charge of Lester Zook and Edwin J. Stalter; interment in Waldo Cemetery.

Freed.- Annie R., daughter of Benjamin and Lillian (Rosenberger) Landis, was born in Franconia Twp., Pa., Feb. 14, 1901; died at Souderton, Pa., July 21, 1984; aged 83 y. On Oct. 4, 1919, she was married to Russell N. Freed, who died on Aug. 28, 1979. Surviving are one daughter (Verna-Mrs. Roy M. Allebach), 2 sons (Russell and Robert), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Elmer R. Landis). She was preceded in death by an infant son (Harold). She was a member of Franconia Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held in Eastern Mennonite Home Chapel on July 24, in charge of Paul Glanzer and Floyd Hackman; interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

King.- Alice, daughter of Alvin and Elizabeth (Birky) Heiser, was born at Fisher, Ill., Jan. 8, 1911; died at Gibson City, Ill., July 21, 1984; aged 73 y. On Dec. 27, 1936, she was married to Hubert King, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Martin), one daughter (Bonnie King Mallory), 2 grandchildren, and one sister (Inez Schaer). She was a member of East Bend Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 24, in charge of Paul King and Russell Brewer; interment in East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Kortemeier.- Retha, daughter of George and Sarah (Miller) Newcomer, was born in Cardo, N.D., Feb. 24, 1907; died at Freeport, Ill., July 16, 1984; aged 77 y. On May 30, 1931, she was married to Stanley Kortemeier, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Shirley-Mrs. LaVerne Krahmer and Janet-Mrs. Clarence Lubbers), 6 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and 4 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Eldon). She was a member of Freeport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 18, in charge of Robert E. Nolt; interment in Freeport Mennonite Cemetery.

Stutzman.- Irene Lydia, daughter of Eli and Polly (Miller) Miller, was born in Emma, Ind., Feb. 28, 1898; died at Ravenna, Ohio, July 8, 1984; aged 86 y. On Dec. 26, 1919, she was married to Ralph Stutzman who died Sept. 7, 1965. Surviving are one daughter (Jean-Mrs. William Miller), 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild and 5 sisters (Fern Swartzendruber, Marie Litweiler, Edna Springer, Ruth Birkey and Verda Carlson). She was a member of Aurora Mennonite Church where funeral services were held July 11, in charge of Lawrence Brunk; interment in Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder.- Carmen Louise, daughter of Edward L. and Carol (Good) Yoder, was born on Apr. 18, 1983; died on June 26, 1984; aged 14 mo. Surviving are maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Good), paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Roland G. Yoder), maternal great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Amos Sauder and Mrs. Anna Mae Good), and paternal great-grandmothers (Mrs. Edna E. King and Mrs. Catherine E. Yoder). Funeral services were held at Maple Grove Mennonite Church in charge of Leroy Umble; interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

Correction: Carmen Louise Yoder (obituary in Aug. 14 issue) was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Grace Sauder Good.

Zoss.- Lena, daughter of Christian and Lena (Gautsche) Garber, was born at Colfax, Ill., Mar. 27, 1891; died at Maple Lawn Homes, Eureka, Ill., July 22, 1984; aged 93 y. On Dec. 24, 1912, she was married to Frederick J. Zoss, who died on Jan. 17, 1941. Surviving are one son (Willard), 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, one sister (Bertha-Mrs. Harry Bachman), and one brother (Roy C. Garber). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Verda). She was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 25, in charge of Larry Augsburger; interment in Stewart-Harmony Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 34 - August 21, 1984, page 594.

Bender.- Neil H., son of Henry J. and Polly (Jones) Bender, was born at Wellman, Iowa, Dec. 22, 1913; died of a heart attack at Wellman, Iowa, July 31, 1984; aged 70 y. On Aug. 22, 1940, he was married to Velma Zook, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Doug, Carl, Loran, and Melvin), one daughter (Patricia), 4 grandchildren, and 4 brothers (Joe, Orva, Alva, and Gideon). He was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Louis, Harvey, and Edwin), and 3 sisters (Ella, Lucy, and Lizzie). He was a member of East Union Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Powell Funeral Home on Aug. 3, in charge of Ron Kennel; interment in Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.

Eash.- Edna, daughter of Menno and Lizzie M. (Thomas) Eash, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 26, 1917; died at her home at Hollsopple, Pa., June 14, 1984; aged 66 y. Surviving are 4 sisters (Cora-Mrs. Slater Mishler, Grace, Edith and Martha-Mrs. Paul Thomas) and one brother (Earl). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Henry and Lester). She was a member of Blough Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 17, in charge of David Mishler and Sanford Shetler; interment in Thomas Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Freed.- Alma D., daughter of William D. and Annie (Derstine) Moyer, was born at Morwood, Pa., July 4, 1916; died at Souderton, Pa., July 29, 1984; aged 68 y. On Dec. 25, 1935, she was married to Harvey C. Freed, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Sara Ann-Mrs. Ira Weissman and Mary Susan- Mrs. George A. Hufford), 3 sons (William, John A., and David H.), 7 grandchildren, and one brother (Willis D. Moyer). She was preceded in death by a son (Robert) and a grandson. She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 1, in charge of Glenn Egli, Gerald Clemmer, Tom Martin, and Russell B. Musselman; interment in Souderton Mennonite Cemetery.

Gehman.- Noah M., son of Eli and Mary (Moyer) Gehman, was born at Bally, Pa., Oct. 9, 1924; died at Pennsburg, Pa., July 27, 1984; aged 59 y. On Apr. 21, 1946, he was married to Eva Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Alan), 6 daughters (Barbara-Mrs. Craig Dyer, Mary, LuElla, Sara-Mrs. Richard Miller, Jani-Mrs. Dennis Landis, and Lois-Mrs. Stephen Hackman), 9 grandchildren, one brother (Roland), and one sister (Sarah M. Gehman). He was a member of Bally Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 31, in charge of Roy K. Yoder and James C. Longacre; interment in Hereford Mennonite Cemetery.

Herschberger.- Henry B., son of Benjamine and Elizebeth Herschberger, died of a heart attack at Hazler Medical Center, Gallipolis, Ohio, July 16, 1984; aged 89 y. In 1912 he was married to Lizzy Ann Smucker, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 30, 1971, he was married to Edna G. Good, who survives. Also surviving are one foster daughter (Irene Marshall), 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one sister (Fannie Plank), and 2 brothers (David and Ananias). He was a member of Wayside Chapel. Funeral services were held in charge of Chauncy Greaser.

Martin.- Rita Faye, daughter of Lyle and DeEtta (Zehr) Moser, was born at Lowville, N.Y., Sept. 30, 1956; died of leukemia at a hospital in Tijuana, Mexico, May 29, 1984; aged 27 y. On Sept. 31, 1976, she was married to Richard Martin, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Brian), her parents, 2 sisters (Sheryl-Mrs. Bruce Martin and JuAnita-Mrs. Robert Van Dyke), and 2 brothers (Daniel R. and Lyle W. Moser). She was preceded in death by one brother (Joseph). She was a member of Croghan Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 3, in charge of Richard Zehr; interment in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller.- Don L., Jr., son of Don L. and Isy (VanderWerf) Miller, was born in Indianapolis, Ind., May 8, 1966; died in an industrial accident at Yoder Feed Plant, Frytown, Iowa, July 30, 1984; aged 18 y. Surviving are 2 brothers (Tony and A. J.) and one sister (Michelle). He was a member of Kalona Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Iowa Mennonite School on Aug. 2, in charge of Howard Keim and Orie Wenger; interment in Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Miller.- John G., son of Andrew N. and Nora (Groff) Miller, was born at Manheim, Pa., June 26, 1932; died of cancer at his home in Norma, N.J., July 10, 1984; aged 52 y. On Mar. 9, 1957, he was married to Ethel Ranck, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Glenn and Dean), 3 daughters (Jane, Joann, and Jean), his parents, one grandson, 3 brothers (David, Andrew, Jr., and Daniel), and one sister (Ruth Anna-Mrs. Elvin Reitz). He was the pastor of Norma Mennonite Church. Memorial services were held at Norma Mennonite Church on July 12 and at Erisman's Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa., July 13; in charge of Marlin Sharp and Richard Landis.

Short.- Almeda F., daughter of Ephraim and Jemima (Baer) Grieser, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Mar. 2, 1905; died of cerebral hemorrhage at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, Ohio, July 28, 1984; aged 79 y. On Feb. 17, 1927, she was married to Christie H. Short, who died on Feb. 17, 1969. Surviving are one son (Donald D.), one daughter (Darlene-Mrs. Walter Polasek), 5 grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Laura-Mrs. Glen Rufenacht, Ruth-Mrs. Harold Short, and Martha-Mrs. Gaylord Fielitz). She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 1, in charge of Ellis B. Croyle; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Stoltzfus.- Aaron M., son of John M. and Rebecca Stoltzfus, was born on Aug. 3, 1904; died on July 2, 1984; aged 79 y. He was married to Elizabeth Beiler, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 6, 1959, he was married to Emma K. Petersheim, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Omar B., Jonathan Z., Melvin A., Lavina-Mrs. Ray Miller, and Rebecca Stoltzfus), 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 step-children (Esther Mae Petersheim, Ruth-Mrs. Homer E. Schrock, and Naomi-Mrs. Alvin Lapp), 10 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren, and one brother (Isaac M. Stoltzfus). One son preceded him in death. He was a member of Weaverton Amish Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 5, in charge of Chris Diener and John U. Lapp; interment in Mast Cemetery.
Stonerook.- Fannie Elizabeth, was born on Jan. 24, 1889; died at Brethren Home, Martinsburg, Pa., June 30, 1984; aged 95 y. She was married to D. Irvin Stonerook, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Earl and John), 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Martinsburg Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Robert Yoder; interment in Kauffman Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 35 -August 28, 1984, page 610.

Bontrager.- Nora., daughter of Jacob and Anna (Blough) Miller, was born in Kent Co., Mich., June 24, 1894; died at West Branch, Mich., May 26, 1984; aged 89 y. On Apr. 27, 1918, she was married to Otis J. Bontrager, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Delbert, Willard, and Warren), 2 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Lloyd Strang and Miriam-Mrs. Mahlon Gascho), 23 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Bertha Winton). She was a member of Mio Conservative Mennonite Fellowship. Funeral services were held at Fairview Mennonite Church on May 30, in charge of Marvin Troyer and Virgil Hershberger; interment in Fairview, Mich.

Davis.- Laura L., daughter of Christian D. and Magdalena (Bachman) Schlabach, was born at Metamora, Ill., Nov. 25, 1893; died at Eureka Hospital, Eureka, Ill., Aug. 3, 1984; aged 90 y. On Nov. 15, 1917, she was married to Joseph W. Davis, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Donald H. Davis, Sr.), one daughter (Marilyn Johnson), 9 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 2 sons and one daughter. She was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 5, in charge of Larry Augsburger; interment in Stewart-Harmony Cemetery.

Gayer.- Marie Myrtle, daughter of Earl and Maude (Gregory) Brubaker, was born at North Lima, Ohio, July 12, 1918; died at Cleveland, Ohio, July 27, 1984; aged 66 y. On November 29, 1953, she was married to Herman Gayer, who survives. Also surviving is one son (John) and 3 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Ronald). She was a member of Friendship Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held on July 30, in charge of Leo Miller and Darrell Minnich; interment in Brooklyn Cemetery.

Huber.- Benjamin L., son of Abram E. and Fanny (Landis) Huber, was born in Manheim Twp., Pa., Feb. 11, 1903; died at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., July 29, 1984; aged 81 y. On Jan. 14, 1928, he was married to Florence Myers, who survives. Also surviving are one son (John M.), 2 daughters (Anna E.-Mrs. John D. Metzler and Kathryn A.-Mrs. C. Kendig Rohrer), 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Esther L., Mamie L., and Lizzie L.). He was a member of East Petersburg Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 1, in charge of Donald Good, Ralph Ginder, and John Shenk; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Kauffman.- David M., son of Jacob and Lena (Byler) Kauffman, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Sept. 20, 1903; died at Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio, July 30, 1984; aged 80 y. In 1931 she was married to Olive B. Hartzler, who died on Aug. 13, 1977. Surviving are 5 sons (Dale, Harold, Joe, Warren, and Kenneth), one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Lowell Detweiler), and 16 grandchildren. He was a member of South Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Aug. 1, in charge of Howard S. Schmitt; interment in South Union Cemetery.

Shenk.- Olive I., daughter of Alonzo and Maude (McKanna) DeCamp, was born at Van Wert, Ohio, June 29, 1907; died at Lima, Ohio, July 26, 1984; aged 77 y. On Aug. 30, 1931, she was married to Carol W. Shenk, who died on Jan. 14, 1983. Surviving are 3 sons (Stanley, Daniel, and Brent), 2 daughters (Ruby-Mrs. David Yoder and Marjorie), 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 4 brothers (Earl, Ralph, Gail, and Miles De Camp), and 4 sisters (Lois Sargeant, Audrey Edmiston, Ruth Thomas, and Marjorie Early). He was a member of Pike Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Harter and Sons Funeral Home on July 29, in charge of Homer E. Schrock and David Eshleman; interment in Salem Mennonite Cemetery.

Sommer.- Mary Ann, daughter of George I. and Anna (Schertz) Sommer, was born in Worth Twp., Ill., May 29, 1902; died at Methodist Retirement Center, Peoria, Ill., June 7, 1984; aged 82 y. Surviving are one sister (Emma Sommer) and 2 brothers (Albert and David). She was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 8, in charge of Larry Augsburger; interment in Hickory Point Cemetery.

Yoder.- Alva R., son of Simon and Catherine J. (Miller) Yoder, was born at Grantsville, Md., Dec. 4, 1908; died of a heart attack at Sacred Heart Hospital, Cumberland, Md., July 21, 1984; aged 75 y. On Apr. 15, 1938, he was married to Ruth Eash, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Avon Good), 3 sons (Bradley, Wayne, and Keith), 9 grandchildren, one brother (Owen Yoder), and one sister (Mrs. Vernie Maust). On July 25, 1943, he was ordained a deacon and served the Springs Mennonite Church, where he was a member. Funeral services were held at the Springs Mennonite Church on July 23, in charge of Steven Heatwole and Earl Yoder; interment in Springs Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


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