Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1985

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Gospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 10 - March 5, 1985-page 173

Bender, Ethel L., daughter of John Y. and Rebecca (Swartzentruber) Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Iowa, Jan. 15, 1895; died at Pleasantview Home, Kalona, Iowa, Jan. 24, 1985; aged 90 y. On Aug. 30, 1916, she was married to Irving Bender, who died in 1974. Surviving are one daughter (Wilma-Mrs. Aldine Gingerich), 2 sons (Delmar and Wallace), 14 grandchildren, and 43 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Kalona Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Wellman Mennonite Church on Jan. 28, in charge of Elton Nussbaum and Merv Birkey; interment in West Union Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Birky, Emory, son of Jacob and Emma (Martin) Birky, was born in Beemer, Nebr., June 10, 1901; died of complications following surgery at Valparaiso, Ind., Feb. 6, 1985; aged 83 y. On Oct. 22, 1931, he was married to Elsie Gingerich, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Eugene, Merritt, Melvin, Curtis, and Tim), one daughter (Shirley-Mrs. Walt Wenger), 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jonas, Emmanuel, and Jake), and 2 sisters (Mary good and Emma Good). He was a member of Hopewell Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 9, in charge of John F. Murray and James Armstrong; interment in Hopewell Cemetery.

Charleston, Edna B., daughter of Benjamine and Verneena (Fairchild) Yocum, was born in Gladbrook, Iowa, Aug. 3, 1912; died at Morrison Skilled Nursing Center, Morrison, Ill., Jan. 23, 1985; aged 72 y. On Nov. 25, 1937, she was married to Charles Charleston, who died in 1971. Surviving are 7 sons (Charley, Jr., James, William, Ray, Jay, Donald and David), 3 daughters (Alice-Mrs. Harold Stewart, Ruth-Mrs. Robert Robillord, and Grace Charleston), 19 grandchildren, one brother (Dale Yocum), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Hertha McCracken and Mrs. Leda Cage). She regularly attended the Science Ridge Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Melvin-Schilling Funeral Home on Jan. 26, in charge of David Bell; interment in Riverside cemetery.

Transcriber's note: "Benjamine" is spelled as in the copy.

Ebersole, Abner L., son of Moses and Lizzie (Longenecker) Ebersole, was born in Mount Joy Twp., Pa.; died at Elizabethtown, Pa., Jan. 5, 1985; aged 67 y. He was married to Anna Mae Lefever, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (M. Dean and Jerry L.), one daughter (Brenda S.-Mrs. R. J. Landis), 6 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Edith L.-Mrs. Jonas Groff, Ruth L. Musser, and Susan Ebersole), and 3 brothers (Jacob L., Moses L., and John I.). He was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Church where funeral services were held on Jan. 8, in charge of Frank Zeager and Leon H. Oberholtzer; interment in Stauffer's Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler, Carol Jean, daughter of Joe and Norma Hostetler, was born at Alice, Tex., Mar. 1, 1964; died in Ohio from injuries received in an automobile accident on Jan. 10, 1985; aged 20 y. Surviving are her parents, 3 brothers (Keith, Charles, and Kurt), and her grandmother (Mrs. Barbara Hershberger). She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 13, in charge of Jerry Quiring and Dan Johnston; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

Jones, Wade Gerber, son of Walter Scott and Celesta Mae (Garber) Jones, was born at La Junta, Colo., Aug. 2, 1908; died of cancer at Mercy Hospital, Moundridge, Kan., Dec. 11, 1984; aged 76 y. On Jan. 1, 1936, he was married to Marion Kauffman, who died on Sept. 27, 1984. Surviving are 3 sons (Ward I., Joe E., and Dean E.), and one daughter (Sherry Ann-Mrs. Roger A. White). He was a member of Rocky Ford Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Dec. 16, in charge of Jack Scondrett, James Kremeier, and John Winlermute; interment in La Vesta, Colo.

Kempf, Barbara Ellen, daughter of Daniel J. and Mary (Roth) Troyer, was born at Shickley, Nebr., Jan. 4, 1896; died at Fairview Manor, Fairmont, Nebr., Feb. 3, 1985; aged 89 y. On Mar. 17, 1918, she was married to Roy H. Kempf, who died on Nov. 12, 1973. Surviving are 3 daughters (Roine-Mrs. Ivan Birky, Bernice-Mrs. Lowell Steider, and Edna-Mrs. Lawrence Lichti), 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Martha Kennel). She was preceded in death by 4 brothers and one sister. She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 6, in charge of Wilton Detweiler and Lee Schlegel; interment in the Salem Mennonite Cemetery.

Landis, Mattie F., daughter of Abram and Annie (Freed) Kulp, was born at Kulpsville, Pa., Nov. 22, 1888; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Jan. 31, 1985; aged 96 y. She was married to Allen M. Landis, who died in 1961. Surviving are 2 daughters (Verna McDonald and Miriam-Mrs. Merrill Swartley), 4 sons (Marvin K., Abram K., Ernest K., and Allen K.), 17 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by an infant son (Henry) and 2 grandsons. She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Feb. 4, in charge of Russell B. Musselman and Paul J. Glanzer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Church cemetery.

Lefever, Katie B., daughter of Eli M. and Leah (Dosch) Brackbill, was born at Paradise, Pa., May 12, 1896; died of coronary arteriosclerosis at Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 4, 1985; aged 88 y. She was married to John B. Lefever, who died on Dec. 1, 1969. Surviving are 2 daughters (Betty E.-Mrs. Carl Sauder and Leota L.-Mrs. Theodore Gandy), one son (John B.), 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Ella B. Lefever). She was a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home on Feb. 7, in charge of James R. Hess; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Emma R., daughter of Nicholas and Mary Roth, was born in Tavistock, Ont., July 21, 1908; died on Dec. 14, 1984; aged 76 y. On Sept. 22, 1924, she was married to Alvin Miller, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 sons (Lester, Willis, Glenn, Claron, Vernon, Donald, and Dennis), 4 daughters (Idella Webb, Isabel Fisher, Doris Rodland, and Marjorie Francois), 29 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Alden Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Titus Kauffman and Tom Beachy.

Ney, Steven Harold, son of Harold and Gladys (Blessing) Ney, was born in Columbia, Pa., Mar. 4, 1954; died of a brain tumor at his home at Marietta, Pa., Feb.1, 1985; aged 30 y. On June 20, 1981, he was married to Deborah Gehman, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Chad Steven). He was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 4, in charge of Shelley R. Shellenberger and Joseph Sherer; interment in East Donegal Cemetery.

Peachey, Joseph Gideon, son of Gideon and Jemima (Yoder) Peachey, was born at Belleville, Pa., Nov. 1, 1903; died of heart failure at Lewistown (Pa.) Hospital on Feb. 5, 1985; aged 81 y. On Jan. 5, 1930, he was married to Twila Kaufman, who died on Jan. 13, 1970. On Nov. 12, 1972, he was married to Ada Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sisters (Sadie Byler, Elsie Peachey, and Bertha Sharp). He was a member of Locust Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 8, in charge of Erie Renno, Max Zook, and Gerald Peachey; interment in Locust Grove Cemetery.

In the obituary of Joseph G. Peachey, in the Mar. 5 issue, it should have stated that his first wife was Ada Kauffman, who is deceased. His second wife, Twila Kauffman, survives, also the father's name was Thomas J., not Gideon.

Schmucker, Harmon D., son of Daniel and Catherine (Conrad) Schmucker, was born in Louisville, Ohio, July 20, 1898; died at Mapleview Nursing Home, Louisville, Ohio, Jan. 31, 1985; aged 87 y. On Jan. 21, 1926, he was married to Alta Shank, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Cleo, Roger and Arden), one daughter (Grace-Mrs. Galen Sommers), 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and one sister (Catherine-Mrs. Orrie Miller). He was preceded in death by 2 sons (Harold and Gordon). He was a member of Beech Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 2, in charge of Paul D. Brunner; interment in Beech Church Cemetery.

Schrock, Mary Jean, daughter of Malvin and Anna (Yoder) Miller, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., May 19, 1925; died of massive cerebral hemorrhage at South Bend Memorial Hospital on Jan. 26, 1985; aged 59 y. On July 14, 1946, she was married to H. Francis Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Larry), 2 daughters (Cheryl Ann Neeley and Kathleen Joy-Mrs. Charles Hartzler), 3 grandchildren, her mother, 2 sisters (Ruth-Mrs. Richard Yordy and Eloise Bontrager), and 2 brothers (Daniel and Carroll Miller). She was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 29, in charge of Del and Charlotte Glick; interment in Violett Cemetery.

Sommerfeld, Hermon A., was born at Canton, Kan., Oct. 19, 1903; died at Halstead, Kan, Jan. 9, 1985; aged 81 y. On May 5, 1937, he was married to Sarah Riemer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Lester and Charles). In 1939 he was ordained deacon and served the Spring Valley Mennonite congregation. He was a member of Spring Valley Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 12, 1985, in charge of Bradley Penner; interment in Spring Valley.

Witmer, Katie L., daughter of Jacob R. and Anna (Hess) Landis, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 14, 1896; died at Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 1, 1985; aged 88 y. On Nov. 18, 1920, she was married to Arthur G. Witmer. Surviving are 5 daughters (Ruth L.-Mrs. Richard Garman, Anne E.-Mrs. John Miller, Ethel K.-Mrs. Elwood Swartzendruber, Dorothy M.-Mrs. Oliver Hess and Lois A.), 2 sons (A. Clyde and J. Donald), 34 grandchildren, and 24 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Willow Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 5, in charge of Robert Breneman, Ralph Ginder, and James Garman; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 11 - March 12, 1985-page 190

Amstutz, Hulda, daughter of John L. and Barbara (Schantz) Amstutz, was born at Kidron, Ohio, July 17, 1893; died at the Wooster (Ohio) community Hospital on Feb. 11, 1985; aged 91 y. Surviving is one sister (Mrs. Martha Sommer). She was preceded in death by 4 brothers (Henry, Levi, Frank, and John), and one sister (Susan-Mrs. Cornelius Sprunger). She was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church. A memorial service was held at her home at Kidron on Feb. 13 in charge of Ralph Hill and Bill Detweiler; interment in Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Barkey, Dola, daughter of Jerry and Lydia (Stutzman) Mast, was born at Arthur, Ill., Jan.12, 1897; died of a stroke and complications at Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 29, 1985; aged 88 y. On June 16, 1917, she was married to Elmer H. Barkey, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mildred-Mrs. Charles Eby, Opal-Mrs. Ralph Gunden and Fern-Mrs. Ansel Henderson), 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 5 brothers. She was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 31, in charge of Arnold Roth and Phil Helmuth; interment in Olive Cemetery.

Fetterolf, Elizabeth, daughter of Charles and Annie Baker, was born in Norristown, Pa., Mar. 26, 1912; died at Grandview Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., Feb. 12, 1985; aged 72 y. On Aug. 11, 1937, she was married to Paul Fetterolf, who died on Jan. 24, 1982. Surviving are 2 sons (Paul and David), and one daughter (Betty Ann Doty). She was a member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Lansdale, Pa., Feb. 15, in charge of Kenneth Seitz and Omer King; interment in Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery.

Groff, Norman, son of Allan and Gilda (Saltzberry) Groff, was born in Kitchener, Ont., Apr. 24, 1919; died of cancer at Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 11, 1985; aged 65 y. Surviving are one brother (Kenneth), and 2 sisters (Doris Adye-White and Luella Boyle). He was a member of Elmira Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 13, in charge of Ray Brubacher and Ken Bechtel; interment in Elmira Cemetery.

Hershberger, Alma, daughter of Emanuel and Lucinda (Stutzman) Hershberger, was born in Walnut Creek, Ohio, July 17, 1891; died of Alzheimer's disease at Walnut Hills Nursing Home on Jan. 25, 1985; aged 93 y. She was a member of Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 28, in charge of Alvin Kanagy; interment in Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hostetter, Marion H., son of David S. and Emma B. (Zook) Hostetter, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Nov. 8, 1895; died at Green Hills Center, West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 3, 1985; aged 89 y. On Apr. 24, 1917, he was married to Imo C. Hoffman, who died on Dec. 6, 1954. On June 1, 1956, he was married to Dorothy Detweiler, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Roger M., Robert D., Karl H., Joe D., J. Russell, and Charles W.), 2 daughters (Lois M. Pyle and Clarabel-Mrs. Harley Plank), 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great great grandchild, and one sister (Mildred Wren). He was preceded in death by a son, a grandson, and a brother. He was a member of South Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 8, in charge of Howard S. Schmitt and B. Frank Byler; interment in South Union Church cemetery.

Martin, William K., son of Nathaniel S. and Fannie (Kurtz) Martin, was born in East Earl Twp., Pa., Aug. 14, 1914; died at Elizabethtown, Pa. Jan. 13, 1985; aged 70 y. On Dec.2, 1937, he was married to Sara E. Brubaker, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Richard B., George B., Mark B., Fred B., and John B.), 2 daughters (Sara Ann-Mrs. James E. Keener and Orpha B.), 17 grandchildren, 3 sisters, (Emma K., Ruth K., and Frances K.-Mrs. Ralph Buckwalter), and 4 brothers (Jacob K., Samuel K., Amos K., and Nathaniel K.). he was preceded in death by one son (Joel B.). He was a member of Good's Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 16, in charge of Enos Martin and Walter L. Keener; interment in Good's Cemetery.

Miller, Andrew J., as born in Ohio, Mar. 29, 1895; died at Northwoods Manor, Escanaba, Mich., Jan. 27, 1985; aged 89 y. He was married to Mary Yoder, who died in 1967. Surviving are 2 daughters (Louella-Mrs. George Maniaci and Esther-Mrs. Paul Stauffer), one son (Earl J. Miller), 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Anna-Mrs. John Miller, Mary-Mrs. Delbert Stutzman, and Mrs. Lovina Miller), and 2 brothers (John J. and William J.). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (David and Moses), 3 sisters (Sarah, Emma, and Fannie), and 2 grandchildren. He served as deacon at the Olive Mennonite Church where he was ordained in 1933. He was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 30, in charge of Phil Helmuth and J. C. Wenger; interment in the church cemetery.

Miller, Menno E., son of David Z. and Susie (Ebersole) Miller, was born in Dauphin Co., Pa., Aug. 7, 1906; died of a stroke at Millersville, Pa., Jan. 30, 1985; aged 78 y. On June 15, 1935, he was married to Hazel Stauffer, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Lois-Mrs. Kenneth Fahnestock and Linda-Mrs. J. C. Black), 5 grandchildren, 4 brothers (David, Ira, Martin, and Samuel), and one sister (Elizabeth-Mrs. John Longenecker). He was preceded in death by one daughter (La Von) and 2 sisters (Edith and Sue). He was a member of Millersville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 2, in charge of Abram Charles and J. Herbert Fisher; interment in Millersville Cemetery.

Shantz, Gladys, daughter of George and Melinda Weber, was born on Nov. 30, 1910; died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Jan. 30, 1985; aged 74 y. She was married to Roy Shantz, who died on Dec. 8, 1978. Surviving is one foster daughter (Phyllis Blize) and 4 sisters (Mrs. Vera Snider, Mabel-Mrs. Clayton Siebert, Edna-Mrs. Edgar Martin, and Mildred-Mrs. Vernon Bearinger). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 2, in charge of Glenn Brubacher; interment in First Mennonite Cemetery.

Stahly, Paul D., son of Harve and Nellie (McGowen) Stahly, was born at Nappanee, Ind., July 10, 1912; died of heart failure at Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital on Jan. 24, 1985; aged 72 y. On Oct. 7, 1934, he was married to Ruth Simmons, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Leon Farmwald, Ruth-Mrs. David Weldy, and Darlene-Mrs. Mark Weaver), one stepdaughter (Joyce-Mrs. Neva McCarty), one son (P. Devon Stahly), one stepson (Gary Simmons), 8 grandchildren, several step grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Ward, Ralph, and Lamar). He was a member of North Main Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 28, in charge of John C. King and Ralph Stahly; interment in Union Center Cemetery.

Correction: There was an error in the obituary of Paul D. Stahly in the Mar. 12 issue. It should have read: On Oct. 7, 1934, he was married to Elsie R. Hostetler, who died on Nov. 28, 1976. On May 19, 1979, he was married to Ruth Simmons, who survives.

Stutzman, Levi L., son of Levi and Lizzie (Schrock) Stutzman, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 17, 1905; died of a heart attack at Goshen General Hospital on Feb. 3, 1985; aged 79 y. On Feb. 12, 1931, he was married to Katie Bontreger, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Leon, Vernon Ray, Melvin, Elmer, and Glenn), 21 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jerry, Henry, Joseph), and 5 sisters (Rachel Schrock, Katie Yoder, Sarah Yoder, Gertie Yoder, and Lena Fry). He was preceded in death by one son (LeRoy), one brother and 3 sisters. He was a member of Forks Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 6, in charge of Vernon E. Bontreger and Clarence Sink; interment in Clinton Union Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 78, Number 12 - March 19, 1985 ­ page 206

Beck, Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of Ervin and Phyllis (Lauver) Beck, was born at Bloomington, Ind., Feb. 10, 1970; died of leukemia at Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 22, 1985; aged 15 y. Surviving are her parents, one brother (William), one sister (Clarissa), her paternal grandmother (Mrs. Esther Beck), and her maternal grandmother (Mrs. Mabel Lauver). One brother (Joel Edward) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at College Mennonite Church on Feb. 24, in charge of Arnold C. Roth and Rachel S. Fisher; interment in Violett Cemetery.

Boshart, Mary, daughter of Jonas and Magdelena (Gerber) Boshart, was born at Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 29, 1896; died at Nithview Home, New Hamburg, Ont., Feb. 17, 1985; aged 88 y. Surviving are 2 brothers (Menno and Aaron Boshart), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Luella Erb, Mrs. Edward Witmer, and Mrs. Eldon Witmer). She was preceded in death by 4 brothers (John, Moses, Gideon, and Simeon), and 2 sisters (Netta Gingerich and Lily Brenneman). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 20, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Jean-Jacques Goulet; interment in St. Agatha Mennonite Cemetery.

Cooprider, Lena L., daughter of Joseph and Emma (Schantz) Slagell, was born at Hydro, Okla.; died of cancer at her home at Hesston, Kan., Dec. 18, 1984. On May 31, 1952, she was married to Donald Cooprider, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Philip), 2 daughters (Claudia-Mrs. Jess Nathe and Catherine-Mrs. Roger Ediger), 2 grandchildren, one brother (Elmer Slagell), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Ellen Yoder, Goldie Slagell, Mrs. Lorene Miller, and Mrs. Mary Lederach). She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 21, in charge of Jerry Quiring and Dan Johnston; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

Detweiler, Sallie C., daughter of William and Esther (Clemens) Moyer, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Nov. 21, 1902; died at Souderton, Pa., Feb. 11, 1985; aged 82 y. She was married to Norman Detweiler, who died in October 1971. Surviving are 2 daughters (Lorene-Mrs. Joe Derstine, and Gladys-Mrs. Curt Nice), 3 sons (Russell M., Merrill M., and Donald M.), 13 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Rockhill Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home and Rockhill Mennonite Church on Feb. 15, in charge of Paul Glanzer, Henry Ruth, Curtis Godshall, and Al Detweiler; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gingerich, Lydia E., daughter of Moses J. and Edna (Yoder) Troyer, was born in Middlebury, Ind., Apr. 28, 1901; died at Albany, Ore., Feb. 5, 1985; aged 83 y. On Feb. 8, 1917, she was married to John E. Gingerich, who died on May 4, 1982. Surviving are 2 daughters (Edna-Mrs. Edward Kenagy and Dorothy-Mrs. Veldon Kropf), 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 9, in charge of John P. Oyer; interment in Zion Church Cemetery.

Gingerich, Kenton Ray, son of Alva J. and Ruby (Kinsinger) Gingerich, was born at Washington, Iowa, May 23, 1963; died as a result of an automobile accident near Windham, Iowa, Feb. 9, 1985; aged 21y. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Randy), 3 sisters (Judy Gingerich, Marcia Gingerich, and Sharon-Mrs. Tom Nye). Funeral services were held at East Union Mennonite Church on Feb. 11, in charge of J. John J. Miller and Norman Derstine; interment in East Union Cemetery.

Heatwole, Shirley Ann, daughter of Frank D. and Ressie (Rhodes) Heatwole, was born at Hinton, Va., Oct. 14, 1932; died of cancer at Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 22, 1985; aged 52 y. Surviving are 3 brothers (Raymond R., Harry Lee, and Leo C. Heatwole). She was a member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 25, in charge of Eric A. Kouns and Roy D. Roth; interment in Dayton Cemetery.

Heisey, Beatrice L., daughter of Phares and Fannie (Blaughman) Heisey, was born in West Donegal Twp., Pa., July 28, 1913; died at Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 24, 1985; aged 71 y. Surviving are 2 brothers (Blaine and Phares) and one sister (Dorothy). She was a member of Bosslers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 27, in charge of Harlan Hoover, Ralph Ginder and Russell Baer; interment in Elizabethtown Cemetery.

Kauffman, Bertha, daughter of Christian and Barbara (Nafziger) Kauffman, was born at Minier, Ill., Jan. 9, 1894; died at Maple Lawn Homes, Eureka, Ill., Feb. 22, 1985; aged 91 y. Surviving are 2 sisters (Katy Kauffman and Anna Litwiller). She was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 25, in charge of H. James Smith; interment in Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.

Landis, Harold D., son of Joseph and Alice (Delp) Landis, was born at Harleysville, Pa., Jan.1, 1903; died at Eastern Mennonite Home, Souderton, Pa., Feb. 16, 1985; aged 82 y. He was married to Catherine A. Clemmer, who died in February 1965. Surviving are 3 daughters (Marjorie L.-Mrs. Philip Pearson, June L-Mrs. Ellis Kriebel, and Dolores L.-Mrs. James Buick), 2 sons (Harold C. and Robert G.), 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters (Ioma Moyer, Mary Alice Landes and Ada Cope), and one brother (Walter D.). He was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Eastern Mennonite Home Chapel on Feb. 20, in charge of Samuel Janzen and Paul J. Glanzer; interment in Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Metz, Lila, daughter of Bruce and Ida (Fierheller) Wenger, was born at Prairieville, Ill., Oct. 28, 1924; died at her home at Chadwick, Ill., Feb. 24, 1985; aged 60 y. On Apr. 8, 1944, she was married to Glen Metz, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Judy Schilling and Sue-Mrs. Dwight Smith), one grandchild, 3 brothers (Harlan, Emerson, and Harry Wenger), and one sister (Mrs. Eilene Crichton). She was a member of Science Ridge Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 27, in charge of Phil Helmuth and Dave Bell; interment in Science Ridge Cemetery.

Miller, Anna May, daughter of Moses A. and Katie Ann (Hostetler) Yoder, was born on May 14, 1898; died at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, Ind., Feb. 17, 1985; aged 86 y. On Dec. 24, 1921, she was married to Malvin P. Miller, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Ruth-Mrs. Richard Yordy and Eloise Bontrager), 2 sons (Daniel and Carroll) 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters and one brother. She was preceded in death by one daughter (Mary Jean Schrock), and 3 brothers. She was a member of Forks Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 20, in charge of Arnold Roth, Richard Yordy, and Eugene Bontrager; interment in Yoder Cemetery.

Miller, Sam T., son of Uriah and Susanna (Troyer) Miller, was born in Brownstown, Ill., Mar. 9, 1894; died suddenly at Iowa City, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1985; aged 90 y. On Dec. 20, 1923, he was married to Mary Bender, who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Arvilla-Mrs. Jacob Flisher, Darlene-Mrs. Dale Logan, Deolores-Mrs. Quentin Miller and Loretta-Mrs. John Kauffman), one son (Cletus), 21 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was a member of East Union Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 19, in charge of Norman Derstine and J. John J. Miller; interment in East Union Cemetery.

Transcriber's note; "Deolores" is spelled correct, according the obituary.

Rosenberger, Clista, daughter of Isaiah and ------ Rosenberger, was born near Haysville, Ont., July 24, 1907; died at K-W Hospital, Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 14, 1985; aged 77 y. Surviving are 4 sisters (Mrs. Ada Hawes, Mary-Mrs. Herbert Kehl, Leona-Mrs. Leighton Schmitt, and Alda-Mrs. Milton Gascho). She was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Chester and David) and one sister (Bessie). She was a member of First Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 18, in charge of Glenn Brubacher and Lester Kehl; interment in Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, George Elrose, son of George B. and Savilla (King) Yoder, was born in Huntingdon Co., Pa., July 4, 1900; died at J. C. Blair Hospital, Huntingdon, Pa., Feb. 17, 1985; aged 84 y. On Oct. 2, 1927, he was married to Ruth Kauffman. Surviving are 3 daughters (Iva Lou, Effie-Mrs. David Spicker and Dorothy-Mrs. Richard Headings). He was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 21, in charge of Paul Bender and Tim Peachey; interment in Allensville Cemetery.

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Burkholder, Mary, daughter of Jesse and Fannie (Blosser) Barb, was born in Rockingham, Va., June 29, 1896; died at Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 2, 1985; age 88 y. She was married to John Burkholder, who preceded her in death. Surviving is one step-daughter (Nellie Weber). She was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 5 in charge of Herman Ropp and James Stauffer; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

Double, J. Roger, Sr., son of Herbert and Margaret (Stites) Double, was born in Lenawee Co., Mich., Aug. 28, 1925; died of a heart attack at Wauseon, Ohio, Jan. 12, 1985; aged 59 y. On June 17, 1950, he was married to Alice McConnell, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Judy-Mrs. Terry Miller, Bonnie-Mrs. Gene Gerlach, and Jason), 2 sons (J. Roger, Jr., and Eugene), his mother and stepfather (Lawrence and Margaret Cupler), 8 grandchildren, one brother (Wayne), and 3 sisters (Betty-Mrs. Walter Riegsecker, Mildred-Mrs. Harold Miller, and Jean-Mrs. Larry Borton). He was a member of West Clinton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Jan. 15, in charge of Edward Diener and Randall Nofziger; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Driver, Anna, daughter of Abram and Rebecca (Shank) Weaver, was born at Dale Enterprise, Va., May 13, 1891; died at Virginia Mennonite Home, Harrisonburg, Va., Feb. 19, 1985; aged 93 y. On Feb. 25, 11915, she was married to Rhodes H. Driver, who died on Feb. 24, 1936. Surviving are one son (Harold W. Driver), 4 daughters (Reba Heatwole, Edith Branner, and Gladys and Brownie Driver), 8 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Weavers Mennonite Church, where memorial services were held on Feb. 21, in charge of James Stauffer and James T. Shank; interment in Weavers Cemetery.

Egli, Rose M., daughter of John and Mary (Rich) Good, was born at Hopedale, Ill., June 22, 1904; died at Apostolic Christian Restmor, Morton, Ill., Mar. 4, 1985; aged 80 y. On Sept. 12, 1926, she was married to John B. Egli, who died on Nov. 8, 1970. Surviving are 5 sons (Arthur, Ivan, Lester, Glenn, and Joe), 3 daughters (Florence Egli, Gladys Zehr, and Lois Egli), 25 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Ruth Good). She was preceded in death by 2 children (Grace and Clifford). She was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 7, in charge of Aden Yoder and Glenn Egli; interment in Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.

Fretz, Ruth M., daughter of Phares A. and Mamie (Mininger) Gehman, was born in Line Lexington, Pa., Apr. 3, 1920; died of cancer at Blooming Glen, Pa., Feb. 28, 1985; aged 64 y. On Oct. 18, 1947, she was married to Clyde Y. Fretz, who survives. Also surviving are one son (David C.), 2 grandchildren, and 2 brothers. She was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 5, in charge of Mark M. Derstine; interment in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

Hershberger, Drusilla, daughter of Daniel S. and Mary (Miller) Hochstetler, was born in Wisconsin on July 21, 1907; died at Greencroft Nursing Center, Goshen, Ind., Feb. 23, 1985; aged 77 y. On Jan. 21, 1932, she was married to Menno Hershberger, who died on Jan. 4, 1982. Surviving are 2 daughters (Martha-Mrs. Bert Williams and Donna-Mrs. Hubert Tobias, Jr.), one son (Vernon), 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Martha Miller and Ida-Mrs. Dan Helmuth). She was a member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Feb. 27, in charge of Carl L. Smeltzer; interment in Thomas Cemetery.

Hershberger, Mary M., daughter of Daniel and Fannie (Yoder) Hershberger, was born at Shipshewana, Ind., May 28, 1884; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., Feb. 20, 1985; aged 100 y. She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Home, Hesston, Kans., Feb. 23, in charge of Dan Johnston and Wesley Jantz; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

Miller, Effie E., daughter of Jonas and Mattie (Yoder) Smucker, was born at Smithville, Ohio, Cot. 12, 1893; died at Smithville, Ohio, Mar. 3, 1985; aged 91 y. On Dec. 27, 1930, she was married to Daniel D. Miller, who died on Oct. 10, 1947. Surviving are one son (D. Richard) and one stepson (Cloy). She was preceded in death by a stepson (Jake). She was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 6, in charge of Russell Mast; interment in Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Reist, Mary E., daughter of Nathan M. and Annie (Reidenbach) Eberly, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May. 27, 1896; died at Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., Mar. 6, 1985; aged 88 y. On Mar. 11, 1922, she was married to Alvin J. Reist, who died on Mar. 8, 1977. Surviving are 2 sons (Donald and Henry), 7 grandsons, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Elsie-Mrs. Clarence Houseberg and Anna-Mrs. Roy B. Hollinger), and one brother (Park N. Eberly). She was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 9, in charge of H. Raymond Charles and William H. Reist; interment in Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Stichter, Esther, daughter of John and Mary (Rich) Good, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Sept. 4, 1906; died of a heart attack at her home on Mar. 1, 1985; aged 78 y. On Dec. 18, 1930, she was married to Gordon Stichter, who died on Sept. 8, 1956. Surviving are 2 daughters (Carolyn-Mrs. Toby Graber and Lorene-Mrs. Elwood Schrock), 5 sons (Donald, Ralph, Leonard, Loren, and Kenneth), 26 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Rose Egli and Ruth Good). She was a member of North Main Street Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Mar. 4, in charge of John C. King; interment in Olive Cemetery.

Unruh, Donna Mae, daughter of Alvin and Minnie Roth, was born at Milford, Neb., Aug. 6, 1932; died at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kans., Feb. 1, 1985; aged 52 y. On July 30, 1950, she was married to Glen M. Saltzman, who died on Jan. 27, 1957. On Jan. 3, 1974, she was married to Ralph Vogt, who died on Jan. 4, 1974. On Aug. 12, 1978, she married Wilbur Unruh, who survives. Also surviving are her father, stepmother (Elma Roth), one son (Royce), one daughter (Shirley-Mrs. Stephen Bauer), 2 stepsons (Roger and Larry Vogt), 3 grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Opal-Mrs. Leonard Lichti and Faye-Mrs. Loyal Burkey). She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church where memorial services were held on Feb. 4, in charge of Paul Friesen and Don Johnston; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

West, Frances Maude, daughter of Joseph and Fannie (Beiler) Bawel, was born at Shrader Station, Pa., July 5, 1898; died at Albany, Ore., Dec. 20, 1984; aged 86 y. On Feb. 8, 1947, she was married to Harry West, who died on Oct. 18, 1965. Surviving are 4 stepchildren and one brother (Orrie Bawel). She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on Dec. 22 in charge of John P. Oyer and John Garber; interment in Zion Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Anna, was born at Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 3, 1889; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kans., Mar. 2, 1985; aged 95 y. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Gaines and Mrs. Amanda Johnson). She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Home on Mar. 5, in charge of Waldo Miller and Don Johnston; interment in West Liberty Cemetery.

Yoder, Elsie J., daughter of Samuel G. and Mary Elizabeth (Raber) Yoder, was born at Holden, Mo., Jan. 23, 1901; died of congestive heart failure at Dunlap Hospital, Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1985; aged 84 y. Surviving is one brother (Forrest R.). She was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Gressers Funeral Home on Feb. 28, in charge of Russell Mast; interment in Aurora Mennonite Church Cemetery.

 

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


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