Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1984

| Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 |


Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 1 -January 3, 1984, page 14

Berkshire, Emma, daughter of Mahalan and Mariah (Beatty) Crowe, was born in New Geneva, Pa., Dec. 23, 1891; died at Turner County Hospital, Ashburn, Ga., Nov. 24, 1983; aged 91 y. On June 1, 1915, she was married to Ralph Lyle Berkshire, who died on June 1, 1983. Surviving are one son (Glen Berkshire), 4 daughters (Grethel and Hazel Campbell, Evelyn Berkshire, and Ferne Shank), 24 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and one brother (Orville Crowe). She was preceded in death by one son (Wendell Berkshire), who died on July 25, 1968. She was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 27, in charge of James Stauffer and Harold Eshelman; interment in Pike Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Blough, Stephen, son of Abram A. and Lydia (Howard) Blough, was born in Johnstown, Pa., June 15, 1896; died at Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 26, 1983; aged 87 y. He was married to Effie Sala, who preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Virgil and Franklin), 6 daughters (Almeda-Mrs. Donald Lohr, Martha Ann-Mrs. Charles Beener, Virginia-Mrs. Merle Gindlesperger, Beatrice-Mrs. Dorsey Eash, Margaret-Mrs. John Updyke, and Betty-Mrs. Donald Shaffer), 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Annie Sala, Olive Gindlesperger, and Gladys Stauffer). He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, one brother (Irvin), and 3 sisters (Cordelia Eash, Maggie Sipe, and Linnie Hershberger). He was a member of Thomas Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Nov. 29, in charge of Donald Spiegle and Aldus Wingard; interment in church cemetery.

Brubacher, Rebecca, daughter of Peter and Rachal Martin, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., Feb. 13, 1908; died at Elmira Nursing Home, Dec. 1, 1983; aged 75 y. On May 26, 1929, she was married to Uriah S. Weber, who died on Jan. 31, 1959. In November 1964, she was married to Amos M. Brubacher, who died on Sept. 13, 1970. Surviving are 7 stepchildren (Wesley, Abner, and Clarence Brubacher, Mrs. Salema Baer, Mrs. Edna Baer, Mrs. Alice Martin, and Mrs. Mabel Baer), 48 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Rachael Ziegler and Mrs. Angeline Martin). She was a member of Hawkesville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 5, in charge of Gary Knarr and Bruce Martin; interment in Hawkesville Cemetery.

Eicher, Bertha M., daughter of David and Lydia (Freyenberger) Burkholder, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1897; died at Fairlawn Nursing Home, Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 11, 1983; aged 86 y. On Nov. 16, 1921, she was married to Arthur Eicher, who died on Nov. 30, 1969. Surviving are 3 daughters (Martha-Mrs. Walter Stamm, Mary-Mrs. Willard G. Short, and Helen-Mrs. Dale Weldy), one son (James E. Eicher), 15 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, one brother (Ervin Burkholder), and one sister (Mrs. Ella Klopfenstein). She was a member of Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 13, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Gerber, Oscar D., son of Daniel P. and Anna (Bixler) Gerber, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Apr. 8, 1896; died at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, Dec. 9, 1983; aged 87 y. On June 9, 1921, he was married to Elvina Hofstetter, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Clifford), one sister (Clara-Mrs. William Geiser), and 2 brothers (Earl and Daniel Gerber). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 12, in charge of Bill Detweiler; interment in the church cemetery.

Jordan, Randall M., son of Houston and Nellie (Sigler) Jordan, was born at Mt. Jackson, Va., Jan. 5, 1928; died of a heart attack at Shenandoah County Memorial Hospital, Woodstock, Va., Nov. 26, 1983; aged 55 y. He was married to Helen Silveus, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Alice Stottlemyer, Linda Chrisman, and Kay Jordan), 4 sons (Ralph and Louis Silveus and Jerry and Gary Jordan), one foster son (Mike Lonas), 12 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 3 brothers. Funeral services were held at Mt. Jackson Mennonite Church on Nov. 29, in charge of Steve Landis and Linden Wenger; interment in Mt. Jackson Cemetery.

Kulp, Esther D., daughter of Samuel and Mamie (Detweiler) Kulp, was born at Souderton, Pa., Nov. 9, 1919; died of a heart attack at Eastern Mennonite Home, Dec. 13, 1983; aged 64 y. Surviving are one brother (Willard D. Kulp) and one sister (Ruth D. Kulp). She was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 17, in charge of Paul Glanzer, Henry L. Ruth, and Russell Detweiler; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery.

Livengood, Ressie A., daughter of Amos and Annie (Slabaugh) Rembold, was born at Horseshoe Run, W. Va., Feb. 5, 1897; died at Meyersdale Community Hospital, Dec. 11, 1983; aged 86 y. On Nov. 1, 1919, she was married to Fay O. Livengood, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Marie-Mrs. Robert Llewellyn, Pearl-Mrs. Clarence Lantz, Clara-Mrs. Reed Lichty, and Dorothy-Mrs. Belmont Lenhart), 2 sons (Clayton and Guy Livengood), 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and one brother (Homer Rembold). She was preceded in death by one daughter (Martha) and an infant son. She was a member of Springs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 14, in charge of Steven Heatwole and Walter Otto; interment in Springs Cemetery.

Shonk, Lee C., son of John N. and Ida (Alleshouse) Shonk, was born at Farmerstown, Ohio, Jan. 1, 1900; died at Valley Manor Nursing Home, New Philadelphia, Ohio, Dec. 1, 1983; aged 83 y. On Sept. 6, 1923, he was married to Mary Kolb, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Ida-Mrs. Kenneth Little and Mable), one son (James), one brother (Samuel P. Shonk), 9 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Longenecker Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Lingler-Smith Funeral Parlor, in charge of Albert C. Slabach; interment in Kolb Cemetery.

Quay, Lillie M. McFarland, was born in Linfield, Pa., Dec. 1, 1892; died in Montana, Dec. 1, 1983; aged 90 y. She was married to Harry Quay, who preceded her in death. She was a member of Vincent Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Shalkon Funeral Home, Spring City, Pa., in charge of Jacob Kolb and Karl Glick; interment in Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

UP


Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 2 - January 10, 1984, page 29, 30

Memorial services were held for Bishop E. M. Yost, Dec. 20, 1983, at the First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo., Walter Friesen officiated. Yost was a well-known evangelist and churchman, much in demand throughout Mennonite circles for 30 years (1931-1961). Ordained to the ministry at nineteen, Yost founded the Calvary Mennonite Church of Greensburg, Kan., which he pastured from 1931 to 1945. Yost then pastored the First Mennonite Church in Denver from 1945 to 1956 when he became the full-time overseer of the Rocky Mountain Conference. Yost was also instrumental in placing thousands of Mennonite conscientious objectors in hospitals during the Korean war conscription. A lifelong concern for Christian service, ecumenism, and peace education developed for Yost into a passionate dream to establish "A peace chapel at one of the crossroads of the world." That dream became a reality, thanks to his hard work and many contacts, when the Prince of Peace Chapel at Aspen, Colo., was dedicated in 1969. The E. M. Yost Memorial Endowment Fund has been established for the support of the Prince of Peace Chapel. Donations to this endowment fund may be sent to the Mennonite Board of Missions, Box 370, Elkhart, IN 46515.

Helmuth, William M., son of Mose and Minnie (Hochstetler) Helmuth, was born at Bremen, Ind., July 8, 1926; died of a heart attack at Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 2, 1983; aged 57 y. On Aug. 12, 1950, he was married to Rosemond Boyer, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Marge Mast, Betty Stauffer, Barbara Mast, and Lisa Helmuth), 4 sisters (Katherine Helmuth, Mary Chaplin, Clara Helmuth, and Esther Stutzman), 4 brothers (Levi, Henry, Edwin, and Eli), and one half brother (Walter). He was preceded in death by one sister. He was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Dec. 5, in charge of Elno Steiner and Del Glick; interment in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Hostetler, Frederick, son of Jacob and Lydia (Miller) Hostetler, was born at Exeland, Wis., Jan. 14, 1911; died of congestive heart failure at University Hospital, Edmonton, Alta., Oct. 24, 1983; aged 72 y. On Mar. 6, 1940, he was married to Ada Mae Lauber, who survives. Also surviving are 7 children (Keith, Iris-Mrs. Orval Bowman, Glen, Mavis-Mrs. Roger Oslund, Carol, Marian-Mrs. Curtis Roth, and Lowell), 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Stoll and Mrs. Celesta Byers), and 2 brothers (Ed and Amos). He was preceded in death by one brother (Oscar). He was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 29, in charge of Harold Boettger and Carl Hansen; interment in the church cemetery.

Mast, Rebecca B., daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Beiler) Smoker, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 1, 1887; died at Tel Hai Retirement Community; Dec. 11, 1983; aged 96 y. On Dec. 20, 1910, she was married to Levi Mast, who died on June 8,1981. Surviving are one daughter (Ann M.-Mrs. Peter S. Walker), one son Daniel L.), 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Gertrude-Mrs. Christ King). One son (Milton) died in infancy. She was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 15, in charge of Herman Glick and William Davies; interment in Maple Grove Cemetery.

Oesch, Mary Ann, daughter of Jacob and Agnes Schwartzentruber, was born in Huron County, July 31, 1908; died at South Huron Hospital, Dec. 9, 1983; aged 75 y. On Mar. 5, 1929, she was married to Edmund Oesch, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Elmer), 4 daughters (Dorothy, Gladys-Mrs. Ivan Bechler, Marg-Mrs. Ray Gautreau, and Linda-Mrs. Ross Fisher), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Agnes). She was a member of Blake Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Zurich Mennonite Church, Dec. 11, in charge of Clayton Kuepfer; interment in Blake Mennonite Cemetery.

Weidman, Fannie B., daughter of Henry B. and Annie H. (Brubaker) Weidman, was born at Reamstown, Pa., July 14, 1898; died at Ephrata, Pa., Dec, 14, 1983; aged 85 y. Surviving is one sister (Alma B. Weidman). She was a member of Ephrata Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 17, in charge of Wilbert Lind, J. Elvin Martin, and Noah G. Good; interment in Mellinger's Cemetery.

Yoder, Edna H.,  daughter of Menno and Minnie (Yoder) Hershberger, was born at Grantsville, Md., Apr. 6, 1919; died of heart failure at Elkhart (Ind.) General Hospital, Dec 13, 1983; aged 64y.  On June 15, 1946, she was married to Melvin Yoder, who died on Jan. 27, 1981.  Surviving are 3 sons (Daryl, Richard, and Byron Yoder), one daughter (Judy - Mrs. Leonard Bontrager), one brother (Alvin Hershberger), and 3 sisters (Ruth - Mrs. Simon Tice, Lela - Mrs. Phillip Bender, and Mrs. Grace Roberts).  She was a member of North Main Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec.16, in charge of John C. King; intermemt in Union Center Cemetery.

Yoder, Raymond Omer, son of Fred A. and Emma (Miller) Yoder, was born at Berlin, Ohio, May 6, 1909; died of a heart attack at Canton, Ohio, Dec. 14, 1983; aged 74 y. In 1938, he was married to Lorene Lehman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Earle Yoder), 2 daughters (Carol Swartzentruber and Audrey Croal), one brother (Orville Yoder), and 2 sisters (Esther Linder and Ruth Nyce). He was a member of Beech Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 18, in charge of Paul D. Brunner; interment in Beech Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

UP


Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 3 -January 17, 1984, paged 46

Beiler, Melvin Willard, son of John and Martha Beiler, was born at Nappanee, Ind., Jan. 12, 1917; died at his home at Grantsville, Md., Dec. 25, 1983; aged 66 y. On June 3, 1939, he was married to Ruth Beachy, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ronald and Larry), 4 daughters (Lucy Bender, Judy Mayhill, Ruth Anne Yoder, and Daisy Townsend, 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Jonas Beiler), and 3 sisters (Lydia Beiler, Mary Lou Beiler, and Edna Beiler). He was ordained to the ministry in 1957 and served until March 1983, when he developed a brain tumor. He was a member of Red Run Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held on Dec. 27, in charge of Earl Yoder and Edgar Miller; interment in Springs Mennonite Cemetery.

Bergey, Oliver D., son of Oliver and Hettie (Detweiler) Bergey, was born at Doylestown, Pa., July 25, 1896; died at Doylestown, Pa., Dec. 6, 1983; aged 87 y. He was married to Elizabeth Ruth, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Grace-Mrs. Paul G. Brenneman, Lois-Mrs. Dean Swartzentruber, and Eunice-Mrs. Herbert Hess), 4 sons (John, Chester, Richard, and Ted), 33 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, one brother (Nelson), and 2 sisters (Priscilla and Esther Heacock). He was a member of Doylestown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 10, in charge of J. Silas Graybill and Ray K. Yoder; interment in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

Brenneman, Lon David, son of Harold and Olive (Troyer) Brenneman, was born on Apr. 21, 1952; died of injuries received in an accident at his place of residence, Lititz, Pa., Dec. 24, 1983; aged 32 y. Surviving are his parents, one son (Chad), one sister (Lucy-Mrs. Ottis Conley), one brother (Keith), and his maternal grandmother (Lydia Troyer). Interment in Erb's Mennonite Cemetery.

Cooprider, Carrie, daughter of Phillip and Ana (Troyer) Zimmerman, was born at Jet, Okla., Nov. 8, 1989; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Dec. 25, 1983; aged 85 y. On Nov. 16, 1922, she was married to Ross Cooprider, who died in 1969. Surviving are one son (Donovan), one daughter (Anna Joyce Hoff), 4 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son. She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 28, in charge of Paul Friesen; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

Garges, John A., son of Howard and Mamie (Anglemoyer) Garges, was born in New Britain Twp., Pa., July 25, 1927; died at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Dec. 19, 1983; aged 56 y. He was married to Doris Baum, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Dean, Gary, and Jay), one sister (Esther-Mrs. Chester Derstine), and 2 brothers (Arthur A. and Carroll A.). He was a member of Doylestown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Ray K. Yoder and Roy Bucher; interment in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

Hilty, Minnie, daughter of Tobias and Barbara (Musser) Greider, was born near Dayton, Ohio, Sept. 27, 1899; died at her home in Huber Heights, Ohio, Nov. 20, 1983; aged 84 y. On Oct. 26, 1925, she was married to Wesley G. Hilty, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Paul Christner, Orpha-Mrs. Monroe Slabach, and Miriam-Mrs. James Good), 2 sons (Robert and Paul), 25 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son, one grandson, and 3 great-grandsons. She was a member of Huber Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Paul Conrad; interment in Huber Mennonite Cemetery.

Kiser, John O., son of Andrew and Mary (Brunk) Kiser, was born near New Erection, Va., July 18, 1894; died at Hesston, Kan., Dec. 4, 1983; aged 89 y. On Dec. 30, 1914, he was married to Iva Zook, who died in November 1961. In May 1963, he was married to Fannie Camp, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Lloyd Kiser), one daughter (Velma Evers), 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and one 9 great-great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., and funeral services were held at La Junta, Colo., Dec. 9, in charge of Darrel Otto; interment in the East Holbrook Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Rhoda Mae, daughter of Samuel and Lucy (Strite) Diller, was born at Leitersburg, Md., Apr. 25, 1903; died of a massive heart attack at Waynesboro, Pa., Dec. 26, 1983; aged 80 y. On Nov. 11, 1922, she was married to David L. Martin, who died on Oct. 29, 1980. Surviving are 3 sons (Nelson L., Elwood and Warren Martin), 4 daughters (Vera Kuhns, Isabelle Bumbaugh, Wilma Martin, and Elva Stauffer), and one sister (Mary Witmer). She was preceded in death by one brother (Albert Diller). She was a member of Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of G. Robert Crider, Dennis Kuhns, Timothy Martin, and Nelson L. Martin; interment in the church cemetery.

Correction: One surviving daughter's name was missed from the obituary of Rhoda Mae Martin in the Jan. 17 issue. Her name is Lovina Baer.

Pierce, Ray Richard, son of Sylvester S. and Dorothy (Brown) Pierce, was born at Manheim, Pa., Aug. 31, 1932; died at Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 22, 1983; aged 51 y. He was married to Marjorie Elaine Townsley, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Darlene-Mrs. Peter Lucinai, Karen-Mrs. Steven Snyder, and Joan) and 3 grandchildren. He was a member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 26, in charge of Richard H. Frank and Walter L. Keener; interment in Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery.

Schultz, Albert C., son of Cornelius T. and Anna (Voth) Schultz, was born near Dundee, Kan., Sept. 16, 1894; died at Valley Manor Nursing Home, Protection, Kan., Dec. 21, 1983; aged 89 y. On July 21, 1917, he was married to Karoline Ratzlaff, who preceded him in death in 1978. Surviving are 2 daughters (Marie-Mrs. Ernest Selzer and Elise-Mrs. Robert Knabe), 3 sons (Eldon, John, and Wilmer), 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (John, Edie, Jake, and Elmer), and 6 sisters (Lizzie, Lena, Mabel, Nina, Marie, and Lucinda). He was preceded in death by one son (Vernon), one granddaughter, 4 brothers (Fred, Harry, Pete, and Ben), and one sister (Susie). He was a member of Protection Mennonite Church.

Short, Glenferd D., son of Harmon and Lydia (Beck) Short, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Apr. 3, 1915; died of a heart attack at Columbia, Mo., Dec. 18, 1983; aged 68 y. On Feb. 11, 1937, he was married to Kathryn Nofziger, who survives. Also surviving are 6 daughters (LaRue, Mary Ellen-Mrs. Frank Gaeddert, Marlene-Mrs. Ronald Nofziger, BeEtta-Mrs. Byron Folk, Bonnie-Mrs. Lynn Short, and Margaret-Mrs. Allen Chirpich), 2 sons (Duane and Thomas), 25 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one sister (Letha-Mrs. Lester Richer). He was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Ellis B. Croyle; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Correction: In the obituary of Glenferd Short (Jan. 17) ,,, of the survivors LaRue is a son, not a daughter.

Zook, Bertha L., daughter of Joshua B. and Mary Ellen (Zook) Zook, was born in Allensville, Pa., Dec. 24, 1909; died of cancer at Lewistown Hospital on Oct. 4, 1983; aged 73 y. Surviving are 4 sisters (Anna M. Zook, Catherine-Mrs. Elmer Yoder, Frannie R. Zook, and Mary R. Yohn). She was preceded in death by one sister (Phoebe Oyer) and one brother (Chauncey Zook). She was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Oct. 7, in charge of Timothy Peachey and John P. Oyer; interment in Allensville Cemetery.

Zook, Simon Z., son of Jacob K. and Anna (Zook) Zook, was born at Gap., Pa., Nov. 5, 1922; died of cancer at Oxford, Pa., Nov. 30, 1983; aged 61 y. On Aug. 25, 1945, he was married to Anna Bell Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Anna Grace Moore, Geraldine Snyder, and Mary Jane O'Connor), 3 sons (Raymond W., Robert W., and Carl W.), 4 brothers (Joel, Amos, Christian, and Jonas), and 2 sisters (Fannie Beiler and Sarah Striecher). He was preceded in death by one son (Edwin W.) He was a member of Media Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 3, in charge of H. Wesley Boyer and Vernon Smoker; interment in Hinkletown Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

UP


Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 4 -January 24, 1984, page 62

Green, Mildred L., daughter of Charles and Penny Browder, was born at Newport News, Va., July 20, 1920; died of cancer at Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va., Dec. 22, 1983; aged 63 y. In July 1941, she was married to William Green, who died on Oct. 25, 1981. Surviving are 2 sons (Wayne and Montand), 5 daughters (Geraldine Williams, Joyce McAfee, Sharon Hogue, Penny Green, and Yvonne Green). She was a member of Huntington Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 38, in charge of Jonathan Kanagy, Lloyd Weaver, and Gerald Showalter; interment in Warwick River Cemetery.

Hershey, Mark E., son of Enos and Sue (Eby) Hershey, was born at Paradise, Pa., Apr. 13, 1897; died at Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital on Dec. 19, 1983; aged 86 y. On Nov. 2, 1922, he was married to ______ ______, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Kenneth, Robert, and Lynford), 5 daughters (Jean, Doris-Mrs. Daryl Lichty, Ethel-Mrs. Martin Bender, Janet-Mrs. Robert Martin, and Velda-Mrs. Warren Peachey), one foster daughter (Ellen Rutt-Mrs. Clarence Neff), 27 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Grace Smith, Helen Ranck, and Ethel Horst), and one brother (Warren). He was a member of Kinzer Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Paul Clark and Clair Eby; interment in Kinzer Mennonite Cemetery.

High, Sanford H., son of David S. and Mary E. (Huber) High, was born at Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 23, 1907; died of a heart attack at Lancaster General Hospital on Dec. 25, 1983; aged 76 y. On Sept. 23, 1931, he was married to Erma Denlinger, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Calvin G., Donald L., and Dale S.), 9 grandchildren, 6 sisters (Esther Slaymaker, Anna-Mrs. Aaron Martin, Lydia-Mrs. Raymond Denlinger, Mary-Mrs. Oliver Hurst, Nettie-Mrs. John Bare, and Rhoda Fisher), and 3 brothers (Benjamin, Mahlon, and David). He was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of Paul Zehr and Leon H. Oberholtzer; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Hofstetter, Raymond E., son of William and Sarah Ann (Gerber) Hofstetter, was born near Kidron, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1917; died from a heart attack at his home at Kidron, Ohio, Dec. 24, 1983; aged 66 y. On Dec. 27, 1947, he was married to Dorothy Sommer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ralph and Ray), one daughter (Karen-Mrs. John Fouts), 5 grandchildren, one sister (Irene), and 6 brothers (Millard, Clarence, Roy, Edwin, Lloyd, and Leland). He was preceded in death by one sister (Martha-Mrs. Nathan Begly), and 2 brothers (Joel and Oscar). He was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Dec. 27, in charge of Bill Detweiler; interment in the Kidron Church Cemetery.

Hostetter, John Jacob, Jr., son of John Jacob and Ruth E. (Berkey) Hostetter, was born in Denbigh, Va., Nov. 18, 1929; died of a massive stroke at Charleston, W., Va., Dec. 14, 1983; aged 54 y. On Dec. 25, 1950, he was married to Mildred Heacock, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Vaughn, Alden, David, Loren, and John Eric), 2 daughters (Beverly-Mrs. Orie Wenger and Ardith), one grandson, his stepmother (Ruth S. Hostetter), and one sister (Gladys-Mrs. Gerald Burke). He was preceded in death by one daughter. He was a member of Berkey Avenue Fellowship, Goshen, Ind. Funeral services were held at Lindale Mennonite Church on Dec. 17, in charge of Art Smoker and Art Janz; interment in the adjoining cemetery.

Kauffman, Niles L., son of Amos and Ella (Lite) Kauffman, was born at Clarksville, Mich., Dec. 13, 1907; died of a heart attack at his home at Goshen., Ind., Dec .7, 1983; aged 75 y. On Mar. 13, 1931, he was married to Vesta Johns, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Kenneth and Charles), 3 daughters (Carolyn-Mrs. Dennis Mascarenas, Marybelle-Mrs. Harold Beachy, and Marcile-Mrs. Francis Miller), 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Norman and Glen), one sister (Ruth-Mrs. Harold Christophel), and 2 stepbrothers (Homer and George Overholt). He was preceded in death by one son (Leland) and one brother (Paul). He was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 10, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger; interment in Clinton Union Cemetery.

King, Fannie M., daughter of Ezra and Rebecca (Miller) King, was born in Cass County, Mo., July 30, 1889; died at Green Hills Center, West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1984; aged 94 y. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers. She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 6, in charge of Duane Beck; interment in the South Union Mennonite Cemetery.

Kremer, William H., son of Benjamin and Lena (Schlegel) Kremer, was born at Milford, Neb., Oct. 11, 1888; died at Hesston, Kan., Dec. 29, 1983; aged 94 y. On June 6, 1912, he was married to Malinda Miller, who died on July 30, 1967. Surviving are one son (Loren), 3 daughters (Opal-Mrs. Wilbur Miller, Margaret-Mrs. Everette Roth, and Ora-Mrs. Daniel Bender), 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 2 sons (Kenneth and Carrol), 2 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of East Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 2, in charge of Lloyd Gingerich and Lee Schlegel; interment in East Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Kulp, Esther D., daughter of Samuel and Mamie (Detweiler) Kulp, was born, was born at Souderton, Pa., Nov. 9, 1919; died of a heart attack at Souderton, Pa., Dec. 13, 1983; aged 64 y. Surviving are one brother (Willard D. Kulp) and one sister (Ruth D. Kulp). She was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 17, in charge of Paul Glanzer, Henry L. Ruth, and Russell Detweiler; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Ivan E., son of Eli D. and Amanda (Conrad) Miller, was born near Marshallville, Ohio, Aug. 31, 1906; died at Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 12, 1983; aged 77 y. On Nov. 29, 1928, he was married to Annabelle Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Joan-Mrs. C. J. Sauder), 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Russell Miller), and one sister (Mrs. Ruth Mussellman). He was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 16, in charge of Peter B. Wiebe and Leonard Adams; interment in Oak Grove Cemetery.

Oesch, Edmund, son of John and Anna (Thieler) Oesch, was born in Hay Twp., Dec. 13, 1896; died at Queensway Nursing Home, Hensall, Dec. 18, 1983; aged 87 y. On Mar. 5, 1929, he was married to Mary Ann Schwartzentruber, who died on Dec. 9, 1983. Surviving are one son (Elmer), 4 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. Anthony Etue, Gladys-Mrs. Ivan Bechler, Marg-Mrs. Ray Gautreau, and Linda-Mrs. Ross Fisher), 13 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. He was a member of Blake Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Michael O'Connor Funeral Chapel on Dec. 20, in charge of Clayton Kuepfer; interment in Blake Mennonite Cemetery.

Roeschley, Emma, daughter of John and Mary (Forney) Beller, was born in Graymont, Ill., Feb. 16, 1895; died at Meadows Mennonite Home, Chenoa, Ill., Dec. 26, 1983; aged 88 y. On Dec. 17, 1919, she was married to Eli Roeschley, who died on Feb. 11, 1969. Surviving are 3 daughters (Myra Gunden, Sally White, and Wilma), one son (Burdell), 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Lovina Roeschley). She was a member of Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 28, in charge of Lester Zook and Edwin J. Stalter; interment in Waldo Cemetery.

Weaver, Ruth E., daughter of Jacob and Amy (Hackman) Shoup, was born at Marshallville, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1910; died of cancer at Southside Hospital, Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 2, 1984; aged nearly 74 y. On Jan. 15, 1936, she was married to John Weaver, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Kenneth), and 3 daughters (Kathryn-Mrs. Ray Yoder, Valera-Mrs. Richard Riemenschneider, and Norma Weaver), 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Adah-Mrs. Lee Nussbaum and Arlene-Mrs. Lawrence Kleinknecht), and 2 brothers (Millard and Arthur R. Shoup). She was a member of Midway Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 5, in charge of Ernest D. Martin and David Byer; interment in Midway Cemetery.

Yoder, Lydia Rovilla, daughter of Ezra J. and Elizabeth (Kurtz) Yoder, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Oct. 9, 1883; died at Heartland Nursing Center, Urbana, Ohio, Jan. 3, 1984; aged 100 y. She was preceded in death by one brother and one sister. She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 6, in charge of Duane Beck; interment in West Liberty, Fairview Cemetery.

Yoder, Vinnie Catherine, daughter of Samuel J. and Emma (Roth) Kauffman, was born at Hubbard, Ore., Nov. 26, 1897; died at Mt. Angel, Ore., Dec. 26, 1983; aged 86 y. On Mar. 24, 1917, she was married to Loney Yoder, who died on June 28, 1973. Surviving are 3 sons (Harold, Stanley, and Dwight), one daughter (Mildred Heyerly), 18 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son (Robert Junior). She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of John P. Oyer and Eugene Blosser; interment in Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana

UP


Gospel Herald - Volume 77, Number 5 - January 31, 1984, page 85

Albrecht, Emmanuel, son of Christian and Barbara (Jantzi) Albrecht, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Feb. 14, 1912; died of a cardiac arrest at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 18, 1983; aged 71 y. On Apr. 24, 1938, he was married to Ruth Nancy Erb, who survives. He was a member of Parkview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22, in charge of Owen Burkholder, Harold Eshleman, and Ira Miller; interment in Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Amstutz, Nathan, son of Gideon and Caroline (Amstutz) Amstutz, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 11, 1924; died of cancer at Timken Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio, Dec. 26, 1983; aged 59 y. He was married to Anna Geiser, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Ron and Jay), 2 daughters (Rosetta-Mrs. Kevin Myers and Carlene), 3 grandchildren, his mother, 3 sisters (Pauline, Edith, and Twila), and 2 brothers (Milton and Willis). He was preceded in death by one son (Jeffrey). He was a member of Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of David Garber and Myron Amstutz; interment in Sonnenberg Church Cemetery.

Beachy, Alvin D., son of Daniel and Amanda Beachy, was born in St. Paul, Pa., Nov. 6, 1906; died of cancer at Harrington, Del., Dec. 30, 1983; aged 77 y. In 1929, he was married to Pauline Bender, who died in 1969. In 1970 he was married to Lucy Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are 8 children (Vivian Beachy, Nevin, Willard, Grace Mast, Lester, Leonard, Beatrice Stutzman, and Donna Burkhart), 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Simon and Eli). He was a member of Greenwood Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 2, in charge of John F. Mishler and Millard Benner; interment in the church cemetery.

Brenneman, Erlis D., son of Abraham and Sarah (Otto) Brenneman, was born in Iowa County, Iowa, Jan. 5, 1893; died at Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Jan. 7, 1984; aged 91 y. On Oct. 4, 1916, he was married to Martha Marner, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Glenn, Dayle, and Mearl), 6 daughters (Ollie-Mrs. Clyde Hershberger, Wilma-Mrs. Peter Yoder, Iona-Mrs. Roy Swartzendruber, Leta Mae-Mrs. Forrest Schneider, Arlene-Mrs. John Snyder, and Lucine-Mrs. Ted Morrison), 35 grandchildren, 53 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by one son (Marlin). He was a charter member of Kalona Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 9, in charge of Elton Nussbaum and Howard Keim; interment in Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Buckwalter, Abraham R., son of John A. and Anna (Bucher) Buckwalter, was born in Lancaster Co., Feb. 20, 1907; died at Lake Taylor Hospital, Norfolk, Va., Jan. 1, 1984; aged 76 y. On July 28, 1928, he was married to Roberta P. Wenger, who survives. Also surviving are one son (J. Harold), one daughter (Shirley-Mrs. Ronald Yoder), 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 5 sisters. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va., where funeral services were held in charge of Amos D. Wenger, Philip E. Miller, and Robert Mast; interment in Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Byler, Maggie R., daughter of George B. and Savilla (King) Yoder, was born at Allensville, Pa., Feb. 6, 1898; died at Valley View Haven, Belleville, Pa., Jan. 9, 1984; aged 85 y. In 1919 she was married to Elmer R. Byler, who died in 1966. Surviving are one daughter (Ruth-Mrs. Thomas Blake) 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and 0ne brother (Elrose Yoder). She was preceded in death by one son (Elrose) in 1966. She was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 11, in charge of Paul E. Bender and Timothy R. Peachey; interment in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

Heishman, Clarence Otis, son Abram G. and Pearl Mae Heishman, was born at Broadway, Va., Mar. 26, 1913; died of a heart attack at Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 21, 1983; aged 70 y. On Nov. 24, 1946, he was married to Theda B. Shetter, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Barbara Ann-Mrs. James Headings and Bonita Mae-Mrs. John D. Sauder), 2 sons (James and Clarence), 5 grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Sarah Cormier, Mary-Mrs. Raymond W. Landis, Nellie Heishman, and Lydia Pearl-Mrs. Martin Eby). He was a member of Parkview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 24, in charge of Owen Burkholder, Ira E. Miller, A. Don Augsburger, Harold Eshleman, and G. Irvin Lehman; interment in Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hoke, Elizabeth Ellen, daughter of Joseph Paul and Ida P. (Kauffman) DelCamp, was born at Goshen, Ind., Sept. 23, 1910; died of congestive heart failure at Elkhart, Ind., Jan. 1, 1984; aged 73 y. On Feb. 22, 1930, she was married to William E. Hoke, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Eleanora Magers, Rosemary Cunningham, Wilma Hoke, Deanna Shidaker, and Patricia Berkey), 4 sons (William D., Wayne P., David R., and Stephen R.), 26 grandchildren, and 23 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Christine Hoke). She was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, on Jan. 6, in charge of Aden Horst, Russell Krabill, Marvin Yoder, and Michael Loss; interment in West Goshen Cemetery.

Hooley, Velma Mae, daughter of Sam and Lizzie (Yoder) Hostetler, was born in Lagrange, Ind., Oct. 2, 1900; died at Lagrange Hospital on Jan. 2, 1984; aged 83 y. On Nov. 8, 1919, she was married to Ora J. Hooley, who died on July 8, 1973. Surviving are 5 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Oscar Yoder, Retha-Mrs. David Rogers, Naomi Hooley, Marnetta-Mrs. Floyd Eichorn, and Pauline-Mrs. Leroy Hochstetler), 2 sons (Ralph and Robert), 21 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 22 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, and a step-great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by one brother (Orly Hostetler). She was a member of Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 5, in charge of Orville G. Miller, Roy Koch, and Harvey Chupp; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Kremer, William H., son of Benjamin and Magdaline (Schlegel) Kremer, was born near Milford, Neb., Oct. 11, 1888; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Dec. 29, 1983; aged 95 y. On June 6, 1912, he was married to Malinda Miller, who died on July 30, 1967. Surviving are 3 daughters (Opal-Mrs. Wilbur Miller, Margaret-Mrs. Everett Roth, and Ora-Mrs. Daniel Bender), one son (Loren), 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Lee, Earl, and Clarence), 2 sisters (Anna-Mrs. Warren Eicher and Mary-Mrs. William Rediger), 2 granddaughters, and one great-granddaughter. He was a member of East Fairview Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held, in charge of Lloyd Gingerich and Lee Schlegel; interment in the East Fairview Church Cemetery.

Martin, Norman G., son of Enoch and Lizzie (Gingrich) Martin, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., July 16, 1893; died at Cambridge, Ont., Jan. 2, 1984; aged 90 y. On Dec. 8, 1925, he was married to Amanda Bauman, who died on Sept. 18, 1934. On May 25, 1950, he was married to Lydia Martin, who survives. Also surviving are one brother (Mose) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Selina Good, Mrs. Lucinda Robertson, and Louida Snider). He was a member of Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 4, in charge of Ray Brubacher and Ken Bechtel; interment in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Mattie, daughter of Noah J. and Fannie E. (Miller) Miller, was born in Lagrange, Ind., May 28, 1904; died at Sarasota Pavilion Nursing Home, Sarasota, Fla., Dec. 26, 1983; aged 79 y. On Feb. 26, 1925, she was married to David W. Miller, who died on July 30, 1977. Surviving are one son (Homer Miller), one daughter (Vera Hershberger), 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother (Jacob), and one sister (Lizzie Miller). She was a member of Bay Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 29, in charge of Paul R. Yoder, Sr., and Sherm Kauffman; interment in Palms Memorial Park.

Mumaw, Aaron, son of John and Lydia (Good) Mumaw, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 17, 1904; died of cancer at Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 6, 1984; aged 79 y. On Sept. 4, 1926, he was married to Florence Loucks, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Erma-Mrs. Paul Hartman, Melva-Mrs. Darda Troyer, Elnora-Mrs. Truman Weaver, and Mrs. Arlene Poper), 17 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Enos and Henry). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Carol Miller). He was a member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 8, in charge of Bob Detweiler, Jerry Troyer, and a grandson; interment in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Ruhl, Alice May, daughter of Harry and Susan (Maison) Pichel, was born in Strasburg, Pa.; died at Lancaster Mennonite Home on Jan. 3, 1983; aged 87 y. She was married to Roy S. Herr, who died in May 1957. She was later married to Signor F. Ruhl, who died in March 1968. Surviving are one son (Merle P. Herr), and one daughter (Elva M.-Mrs. Alvin H. Horst), 4 stepsons (J. Robert, Charles P., Harold M., and James M. Ruhl), 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren,16 stepgrandchildren, and 4 stepgreat-grandchildren. She was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Home Chapel on Jan. 6, in charge of Ralph Ginder; interment in Strasburg Cemetery.

Shank, Henry, son of Byard and Ruth (Hertzler) Shank, was born in Harrisonburg, Va., Dec. 11, 1943; died of heart failure at Doctors Hospital, Massillon, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1983; aged 40 y. On June 16, 1967, he was married to Lois Bechtel, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Kristin), 2 sons (Karl and Michael), his mother, 2 brothers (David and Ray), and 3 sisters (Ellen Shetler, Margaret Martin, and Patricia Martin). He was preceded in death by his father and 2 infant brothers. He was a member of Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Dec. 19, in charge of David Garber and Charles Heatwole; interment in Sonnenberg Church Cemetery.

Stoner, Esther H., daughter of Rohrer and Katie (Hostetter) Stoner, was born in East Donegal Twp., Pa., Jan. 5, 1900; died of heart failure at Mount Joy, Pa., Jan. 7, 1984; aged 84 y. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Ella H. Weidman and Catharine H. Stoner). She was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 10, in charge of Raymond H. Charles and Shelley R. Shellenberger; interment in Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Strouse, Sara K., daughter of Eli and Sara Ann (Kulp) Strouse, was born in Hilltown Twp., Pa., Sept. 29, 1890; died at Dock Terrace, Lansdale, Pa., Jan. 8, 1984; aged 93 y. Surviving is one sister (Edna Landes). She was a member of Doylestown Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 11, in charge of Ray K. Yoder and J. Silas Graybill; interment in Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

Weber, Hannah, daughter of Amos S. and Hannah S. (Martin) Weber, was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., May 17, 1891; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo (Ont.) Hospital on Dec. 26, 1983; aged 92 y. On Jan. 26, 1915, she was married to Aaron Weber, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Levi, Nelson, and Aden), one daughter (Mrs. Lena Wideman), 19 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren. She was the last surviving member of 10 children. A son (Edgar) preceded her in death. She was a member of St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 28, in charge of Richard Yordy; interment in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.

Weidman, Fannie B., died at the Ephrata (Pa.) Community Hospital on Dec. 14, 1983; aged 85 y. She is survived by one sister (Alma B. Weidman). Funeral services were held at Ephrata Mennonite Church on Dec. 17, in charge of Wilbert Lind and J. Elvin Martin. Interment in Mellinger Cemetery.

Yoder, Dale F., son of David A. and Frances (Ferguson) Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 24, 1909; died of an apparent heart attack at Shipshewana, Ind., Dec. 17, 1983; aged 74 y. On Jan. 31, 1931, he was married to Gladys Buzzard, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Carolyn-Mrs. Glenn Yoder), one son (Donald G.), 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister (Lois-Mrs. Ivan Weaver), and one brother (Lowell). He was preceded in death by one son (Lester R.). He was a member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 20, in charge of Bob Detweiler and Ivan Weaver; interment in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Mary Jane, daughter of John and Gertie (Christner) Yoder, was born at Shipshewana, Ind., Sept. 15, 1937; died at her home on Jan. 4, 1984; aged 46 y. On Sept. 5, 1959, she was married to Roy Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Doris-Mrs. Gerald Nisley, Sue-Mrs. Eric Trouer, and Lisa Yoder) and one grandchild. She was a member of Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 7, in charge of Orville G. Miller, O. H. Hooley, and Roy Weaver; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Zimmerman, Mary Ann, daughter of Israel and Annie (Kulp) Burkholder, was born in East Earl Twp., Pa., Aug. 2, 1903; died at Ephrata, Pa., Jan. 4, 1984; aged 80 y. On Nov. 29, 1923, she was married to Samuel L. Zimmerman, who died in 1954. Surviving are 4 sons (John I., Ray B., Harlan B., and Glenn E.), 2 daughters (Dorothy-Mrs. Edwin G. Erb, Jr., and Arlene-Mrs. Clarence Steffy), 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one brother (John H. Burkholder), and one sister (Francis A. Rutt). Funeral services were held at Ephrata Mennonite Church on Jan. 7, in charge of J. Elvin Martin and Wilbert Lind; interment in Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery.

Zook, John Kore, son of John Paul and Rachel (Detweiler) Zook, was born at Belleville, Pa., Feb. 7, 1894; died at Showalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Jan. 5, 1984; aged 89 y. On May 18, 1919, he was married to Ruth Cooprider, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Ethel, Lais, Alma Lais, Kathryn, and Irene Martin), 4 sons (Wesley, Harold, Wilbur, and Herbert), 29 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 3 children and 4 grandchildren. He was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 7, in charge of Jerry Quiring and Wesley Jantz; interment in Eastlawn Cemetery.

Transcribed by Carolyn Hunnicutt, Indiana


||| UP ||| Next --> |

Copyright 1999 - All rights reserved - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA
Used with permission by the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, INDIANA
Permission granted to private family researchers to use selected portions of these images to tell their family stories.
May not be mass-produced in any form for commercial purposes.