Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1991

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Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 14 - April 2, 1991 - page 14.

Driver, Justus S., 76. Born: Augusta Co., Va., June 10, 1914, to Daniel W. and Maud (Shank) Driver. Died: Feb. 10, 1991, Waynesboro, Va., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Virginia Weaver; children: Nelson, Conrad, Evelyn Driver, Dorothy Scott, Marian Hackney; 5 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Springdale Mennonite Church, by Duane Gingerich, Richard Showalter, and Marion Weaver.

Erb, Mabel, 76. Born: Oct. 1, 1914, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Peter and Katherine Baechler. Died: Mar. 10, 1991, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-children: Larry, Edith Yungblut, Karen Pfaff; 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sisters: Talma Roth, Edith Lebold. Predeceased by Elton Erb (husband). Funeral: Mar. 12, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews. Burial: South Easthope Twp., Ont.

Hostetler, Delories, 57. Born: June 5, 1933, New Florence, Pa., to William and Arydth Virginia (Blank) Pebly. Died: Mar. 10, 1991, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-husband: Norman Hostetler, Jr.; mother; children: Gloria Cotchen, Ronald, N. Douglas, Cheryl Joy Stupar, Jeffery, J. Todd, Lori Jeanne Kehl; 20 grandchildren; brothers: William, David, John. Funeral: Mar. 13, Maple Springs Church of the Brethren, by Beverly Good. Burial: Blough Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler, Melvin J. B., 88. Born: Feb. 12, 1903, Wayne Co., Ohio, to Jep and Fannie (Huntsberger) Hostetler. Died: Mar. 9, 1991, Orrville, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Wendell, Janet Swartzentruber, Judy Ferguson; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister: Elizabeth Herr. Predeceased by Elizabeth Burkholder (wife). Funeral and burial: Mar. 11, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John P. and Barbara Moyer Lehman.

Landis, Bessie A., 82. Born: May 20, 1908, Sellersville, Pa., to Andrew and Sallie (Alderfer) Derstine. Died: Mar. 9, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Abram K. Landis; children: James Lowell, Geraldine D. Raber, Ruth Ann Moyer; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Mar. 12, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, Robert L. Shreiner, and Wellington Alderfer. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Litwiller, Salome, 95. Born: Nov. 25, 1895, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to John and Mary (Schultz) Gascho. Died: Mar. 3, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-son: Earl; 2 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Elmer Litwiller (husband). Funeral and burial: Mar. 6, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Elmer Schwartzentruber, Victor Dorsch, and Fred Lichti.

Oskolkoff, Kathrine, 85. Born: Oct. 10, 1905, Ukraine, Russia, to Dietrich and Helen (Hoge) Fast. Died: Mar. 5, 1991, La Habra, Calif. Survivors-children: Elvira Ishkanian, Margarete Wenger; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by Alex Oskolkoff (husband). Funeral: Mar. 8, Hillside Chapel, by Donald G. King. Burial: Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, Calif.

Roth, Steven James, 25. Born: Sept. 3, 1965, Millersburg, Ohio, to Paul and Caroll (Hostetler) Roth. Died: Dec. 24, 1990, Killbuck, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-parents; brothers and sisters: John, Stan, Tim, Linda Yoder, Jenny, Roth. Funeral and burial: Dec. 26, Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, by Enid and Bob Schloneger.

Roth, William W., 93. Born: Nov. 11, 1897, Nebraska, to Joe and Mary Roth. Died: Mar. 3, 1991, Albany, Ore. Survivors-children: Donald, Lauren, Harold, Lyle, William, Ardis Bare, Laura Mae Eichelberger, Marilyn Bean, Grace Roth, Marlene Kauffman, Lois Oesch; 22 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Katie Nitzsche, Mary Ann Erb, Elmer, Lloyd. Predeceased by Clara Maude Erb (wife). Funeral and burial: Mar. 7, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Roy Hostetler and Clarence Gerig.

Siegfried, John David, 37. Born: Dec. 31, 1953, Long Island, N.Y., to John and Jane (Kulp) Siegfried. Died: Mar. 1, 1991, Lehigh Valley Hospital, of complications from a blood clot. Survivors-wife: Karen Hoff; children: Jason D., Jennifer D.; sister: Kathy L. Hendricks; maternal grandmother: Alice Landis Kulp. Funeral: Mar. 6, Sommers-Sadler Funeral Home, by Mike Derstine. Burial: Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Weaver, Abner Franklin, 96. Born: June 28, 1894, Waynesboro, Va., to Samuel H. and Elizabeth (Hershey) Weaver. Died: Feb. 22, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Mary McNeill Trissel, Paul A.; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by E. Frances Shank (wife), Raymond (son), infant daughter. Funeral and burial: Feb. 25, Springdale Mennonite Church, by Duane Gingerich, Richard Showalter, and Richard Weaver.

Yoder, Sadie Ella, 94. Born: May 22, 1896, Livingston Co., Ill., to Jacob E. and Barbara (Litwiller) Dellenbach. Died: Mar. 12, 1991, Meadows, Ill. Survivors-step-daughter: Ann Glabe; 5 step-grandchildren, 16 step-great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; sister: Irene Yordy. Predeceased by Oliver Yoder, Sr. (husband). Funeral and burial: Mar. 14, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook.

Yothers, Richard James, 42. Born: Aug. 14, 1948, Doylestown, Pa., to Richard and Ruth (Landis) Yothers. Died: Feb. 16, 1991, Boston, Mass., of a heart attack. Survivors-mother; sisters and brother: Ruth A. Yothers, Eleanor Myers, Mary Jane Moyer, David. Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by John Ehst and Arnold C. Roth.



Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 15 -April 9, 1991 - page 14.

Baechler, Olive Grace, 74. Born: May 29, 1916, Waterloo Co., Ont., to Walter H. and Mary (Krampien) Snider. Died: Mar. 14, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Ezra Baechler; children: Phyllis Pimenoff, Audrey Bender, Doug, Wally; 8 grandchildren; brother and sister: Arthur, Alta Fisher. Funeral: Mar. 16, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Martin. Burial: S.S. No. 13 Cemetery, Wilmot Centre, Ont.

Bechler, Morris Monroe, 54. Born: Dec. 12, 1936, Huron Co., Mich. Died: Feb. 21, 1991, Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital. Survivors-wife: Loretta E.; children: Mark, Dan, Angela. Funeral: Feb. 26, Ashton Mennonite Church, by Ken Nauman. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Cressman, Mabel, 77, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Feb. 22, 1913, Breslau, Ont., to Herbert and Mary Ann (Allemang) Cressman. Died: Feb. 17, 1991, Cambridge, Ont., of pneumonia. Survivors-sister: Eunice Burkhart. Funeral and burial: Feb. 20, Breslau Mennonite Church by Erwin Wiens.

Landes, Edna A., 90. Born: Aug. 22, 1900, Souderton, Pa., to Joseph and Sallie (Alderfer) Halteman. Died: Mar. 12, 1991, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Edna D. Geissinger, Verna H. Hunsberger, Mary H. Leatherman, Curtis H.; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother: Alice Kratz, Sara A. Derstine, Susan A. Shantz, Horace A. Funeral: Mar. 16, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Russell M. Detweiler, Carl L. Geissinger, and Curtis L. Bergey. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Meyer, Arthur Dale, 62. Fresno, Ohio. Born: Sept. 3, 1928, Sterling, Ohio, to Elmer and Sarah (Liechty) Meyer. Died: Mar. 19, 1991, Cleveland, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Jocele Thut; children: Jerold, Ronald, Ann Kraybill; 8 grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Bernice Miller, Paul, Vernon, Lois King, Fred. Funeral: Mar. 22, Lee Heights Community Church, by Vern Miller and Paul King. Burial: South Union Mennonite Cemetery, West Liberty, Ohio.

Miller, Norman, 78. Born: Oct. 3, 1912, Crystal Springs, Kan., to J. J. and Emma (Brobst) Miller. Died: Dec. 26, 1990, Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-wife: Ruth Stutzman; children: Larry C., Keith, Margaret Winsinger; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Dec. 29, Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by Vernon Lohrentz and Brenda Glanzer.

Ponce, Mary, 61, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 5, 1929, to Manuel and Ignecia (Teller) Leon. Died: Feb. 5, 1991, as a result of an auto accident. Survivors-husband: Teofilo; children: Leticia Rhodes, Diane Faux, Christine Miller, Manuel, Armando; 12 grandchildren; sisters and brother: Lupa Bustos, Eleanor Arrago, Marjorie Navarro, Rose Morales, Susan Gonzales, Joseph. Funeral: Feb. 8, College Mennonite Church, by Galen Johns, Paul Lauver, Nacho Paiz, and Ramon Nachtigal. Burial: Hillside, Ill.

Ressler, Ella, 85. Born: Feb. 15, 1906, Dalton, Ohio, to Daniel H. and Mary (Horst) Eberly. Died: Mar. 17, 1991, North Lawrence, Ohio. Survivors-children: Willard D., Glen D., Raymond E., Esther Houdeshell, Ruth Stoltzfus; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by John E. Ressler (husband), one grandchild, and one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Mar. 20, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Elno Steiner, Eldon King, and Phil Kanagy.

Schertz, Chester H., 67. Born: Apr. 15, 1923, Metamora, Ill., to Edward C. and Emma C. (Garber) Schertz. Died: Mar. 2, 1991, Proctor Community Hospital, Peoria, Ill. Survivors-wife: Helen Armstrong; children: Sally Ringenberg, Leslie, Charles, Douglas; 11 grandchildren; brothers: Orval, Donald. Funeral: Mar. 5, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Roger Hochstetler and Paul Sieber. Burial: Stuart Harmony Cemetery, Metamora.

Schloneger, Mabel, 89. Born: Sept. 1, 1901, Wayne Co., Ohio, to John G. and Ida (Burkholder) Amstutz. Died: Mar. 9, 1991, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors-children: Vera and Vida Schloneger, Ward; stepchildren: Alta Stutzman, Naomi Kelley, Ida Pataky, Esther Schaeffer, Jesse R. Schloneger; 4 grandchildren, 18 step-grandchildren, 4 great-grand-children, 24 step-great-grandchildren, 11 step-great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Lavina Mosgrove, Viola Brenner, Emma Schreiber. Predeceased by Reuben J. Schloneger (husband), Ira Nathan and Orie David (sons), Anna Velma (daughter), Ray Schloneger (stepson), 4 stepgrandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Mar. 12, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Elno Steiner and Frank Sturpe. Burial: Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Seibert, Anna Mae, 64. Born: Dec. 11, 1926, Manheim Twp., Pa., to Charles W. and Mamie S. (Eberly) Long. Died: Mar. 16, 1991, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-husband: Clyde E. Seibert; children: Deborah A., Paul L.; one granddaughter; brothers and sister: Carl E., Wilmer H., Howard M., Helen A. Horning. Funeral: Mar. 20, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin, David H. Burkholder, and A. Richard Weaver. Burial: Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery, Ephrata Twp., Pa.

Shoemaker, Jeffrey S., 19. Born: Mar. 7, 1972, Meyersdale, Pa., to David E. and Rebecca (James) Shoemaker. Died: Mar. 5, 1991, Springs, Pa., of congenital heart disease. Survivors-sister: Kimberly Shoemaker; grandparents: David and Thelma Shoemaker, Mark and Ruth James; great-grandparents: Homer and Nettie Rembold. Funeral and burial: Mar. 7, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven Heatwole.

Smith, Arthur L., 94. Born: Jan. 28, 1897, Metamora, Ill., to J. D. and Anna (Belsley) Smith. Died: Feb. 3, 1991, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-sisters: Ada Miller, Verna Bishop. Funeral: Feb. 5, Maple Lawn Homes, Eureka, Ill., by Robert Harnish and Roger Hochstetler. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery, Metamora.

Snider, Hannah, 97, Born: Oct. 5, 1893, Waterloo, Ont., to Jonas and Susannah (Horst) Snider. Died: Mar. 13, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. Funeral and burial: Mar. 17, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Martin.

Stauffer, Benjamin G., 90. Born: Dec. 17, 1900, Lancaster Co., Pa., to Benjamin S. and Alice H. Stauffer. Died: Jan. 7, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of coronary occlusion. Survivors-wife: Ruth K. Miller; children: B. Winona, J. Robert, La Mar E., B. Leon; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; sister: Alice G. Stauffer. Funeral and burial: Jan. 10, Millersville Mennonite Church, by Abram H. Charles, Delbert Kautz, and J. Herbert Fisher.


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 16 -April 16, 1991 - page 14, 15.

Breckbill, Bertha A., 69, Bethel, Pa. Born: July 11, 1921, to Samuel and Ada (Martin) Martin. Died: Mar. 8, 1991. Survivors-husband: Raymond L. Breckbill; children: Elaine Eckert, Nancy Weaver, Doris Martin, Rodney; 11 grandchildren; one sister, 4 brothers; step-mother: Bertha Martin. Funeral and burial: Mar. 11, Myerstown Mennonite Church, by Paul Sangrey, Thomas Hess, and Richard Kling.

Handrich, John Paul, 58. Born: Nov. 20, 1932, Fairview, Mich., to Will and Marie (Troyer) Handrich. Died: Mar. 24, 1991, Toledo, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Shirley Clawson; children: Thomas, Diane. Predeceased by Randy (son). Funeral and burial: Mar. 28, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil S. Hershberger.

Heisey, Elam W., 76. Mount Joy, Pa. Born: June 22, 1914, Lancaster Co., Pa., to Alvin R. and Susan S. (Wenger) Heisey. Died: Mar. 15, 1991, at his home of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Dora H. Hostetter; children: Arlene Martin, Thelma P. Haines, Jean Leaman, Richard; brothers and sisters: Menno, Warren W., Mary Zimmerman, Vera H. Good, Margaret Sensenig; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Mar. 18, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Shelley Shellenberger and Joe Sherer. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Hertzler, Milford Ray, 93. Born: June 15, 1897, Knoxville, Tenn., to Levi B. and Katherine (Stoltzfus) Hertzler. Died: Mar. 19, 1991, Laurel, Md., of heart failure. Survivors-second wife: Clarene Shenk; children: Phyllis Putt, Joseph W. Thomas; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Martha Stoltzfus (first wife). Funeral: Mar. 22, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Lester T. Hershey and Paul R. Yoder, Sr. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery.

Lehman, Stella, 90. Born: July 12, 1900, Lebanon Co., Pa., to Jacob G. and Susan (Ebersole) Shenk. Died: Mar. 19, 1991, Palmyra, Pa. Survivors-children: Walter, Thelma Sensenig, Anna Brandt; 8 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; brother: John. Predeceased by Herman Lehman (husband). Funeral and burial: Mar. 22, Stauffer Mennonite Church, by J. Frank Zeager, Carl Snavely, and Russell Baer.

Meyers, Florence B., 88. Born: Apr. 14, 1902, Morwood, Pa., to Warren and Lydia (Boaz) Price. Died: Mar. 19, 1991, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Arlene Gross, G. Merrill; stepson: Harvey Meyers; 5 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren; brother: Clifford. Predeceased by Warren H. Swartley (first husband), Abram M. Meyers (second husband). Funeral and burial: Mar. 23, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Richard C. Detweiler.

Nice, Katie K., 85. Born: Nov. 6, 1905, Skippack Twp., Pa., to John M. and Susan (Keyser) Kerr. Died: Mar. 22, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-children: Gladys Nyce, Harold K.; 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by John M. Nice (husband). Funeral and burial: Mar. 25, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Floyd M. Hackman, Russell M. Detweiler, and Curtis L. Bergey.

Noll, Mary Jane, 68. Born: May 25, 1922, East Hempfield Twp., Pa., to Earl and Esther Noll. Died: Mar. 13, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-brothers: Kenneth, Robert, Donald. Funeral: Mar. 16, Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., by Ralph Ginder, Millard Garrett, and David Weaver. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Parker, Otis Jerome, Jr., 49. Born: Oct 15, 1941, Portsmouth, Va., to Jerome and Mary Frances (Raby) Parker. Died: Mar. 4, 1991, Newport News, Va., of cardiorespiratory failure. Survivors-wife: Zatha Ann Franks; children: Sarah, Abigail. Funeral and burial: Mar. 6, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook and Al Huyard.

Schlegel, Nancy, 101, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Oct. 27, 1889, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Christian L. and Elizabeth (Zehr) Jantzi. Died: Mar. 19, 1991, New Hamburg, Ont., of pneumonia. Survivors-daughter: Vera Bender; brother: Samuel; 9 grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Noah O. Erb (first husband), Joseph Schlegel (second husband), Edna May Roth (daughter). Funeral and burial: Mar. 22, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Schrock, Edwin Freedley, 88. Born: Mar. 21, 1902, Lake Charles, La., to John and Barbara (Troyer) Schrock. Died: Mar. 10, 1991, Newton, Kan. Survivors-second wife: Dorothy Troyer Burkett; children: Dorothy Kratz, Marvin, Edwin, Eunice Hochstetler; stepchildren: Jim Burkett, David Burkett, Mary Frieson; 21 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Martha Frey (first wife). Funeral: Mar. 14, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Ken Livengood. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Smith, Raymond Esbenshade, 75. Born: July 29, 1915, Earl Twp., Pa., to Roland and Minnie Esbenshade) Smith. Died: Mar. 13, 1991, Lititz, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Sara Taylor; daughter: Betty Marie Smith. Funeral: Mar. 16, New Holland Mennonite Church, by Robert A. Martin and Clyde G. Kratz. Burial: Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Snider, Ethel Ruth, 58, Elmira, Ont. Born: July 3, 1933, to Howard and Lizzie Ann (Cressman) Stevanus. Died: Mar. 7, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Clifford Snider; children: Gregory, Grant, Genevieve Snider; 2 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Howard, Myron, Paul, Grace Shantz, Richard. Funeral and burial: Mar. 10, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Mary Schiedel.

Stoll, Levi G., 82, Rolette, N.D. Born: Apr. 6, 1908, Mylo, N.D., to Joseph and Annie (Gingerich) Stoll. Died: Jan. 9, 1991, Rolla, N.D., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Anne Renno; sister: Goldy Hochstetler. Funeral and burial: Jan. 14, Lakeview Mennonite Church, by James Johnson and Ottis Yoder.

Yoder, Katie A., 73, Coshocton, Ohio. Born: June 28, 1917, Sugarcreek, Ohio, to Monroe M. and Susanna L. (Yoder) Miller. Died: March 1991, Coshocton, Ohio, of a brain tumor. Survivors-husband: Abe J. R. Yoder; children: David A., Mary Raber, Levi A., Edna Clark; 24 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Levi M., Ramond M., Noah, M., Edwin M., Monroe M., Joe L. Raber, Mary Ann Beachy, Elva Allison. Funeral and burial: Mar. 27, Gray Ridge Mennonite Church, by Robert D. Wengerd.


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 17 - April 23, 1991 - page 15.

Bergey, Ellis G., 80. Born: June 17, 1910, Telford, Pa., to Elias K. and Annie K. (Godshall) Bergey. Died: Mar. 29, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-son: Larry M.; 4 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter. Predeceased by: Eva K. Moyer (wife), infant son. Funeral and burial: Apr. 12, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Russell M. Detweiler, Floyd M. Hackman, and Curtis L. Bergey.

Ehrisman, William, 81. Born: June 16, 1909, Rolfe, Iowa, to Joseph and Kathryn (Schantz) Ehrisman. Died: Mar. 23, 1991, Beemer, Neb., of Lou Gehrig's disease. Survivors-wife: Anna Miller; sons: Don, Roy; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brother: Walter. Funeral and burial: Mar. 26, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Clarence Sutter.

Grabill, Irvin E., 75. Born: Jan. 8, 1916, Goshen, Ind., to Joseph and Ollie (Shank) Grabill. Died: Feb. 28, 1991, Sarasota, Fla., of massive stroke. Survivors-wife: Helen Eby; children: Marlene Eash, Sheldon; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sisters: Mary Martin, Esther Tyson. Memorial service: Mar. 3, Palm Grove Mennonite Church, by Levi B. Sommers and Martin Sommers. Burial: Sunnyside Mennonite Cemetery.

Hackman, Paul M., 59. Born: Jan. 29, 1932, Elroy, Pa., to Harrison D. and Lizzie A. (Moyer) Hackman. Died: Mar. 28, 1991, Norristown, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Faye M. Martin; children: Galan P., Bryan G., Arlin D.; 6 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Samuel M., Harrison M., Norman M., Katie Martin, Naomi M., Pauline Nice, Eva Hershey. Funeral: Mar. 31, Norristown New Life Mennonite Church, by Paul D. Leichty, and Apr. 1, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Paul M. Lederach and Floyd Hackman. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery. Paul was ordained to the ministry in 1956 and served churches in Norristown, Pa., and Hudson Lake, Ind.

Hostetler, Paul, Sr., 85, Topeka, Ind. Born: Feb. 18, 1906, Emma, Ind., to Oscar and Fannie (Yoder) Hostetler. Died: Mar. 17, 1991, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ruth Hooley; children: Joanne Yoder, Rosanne Miller, Joyce Murphy, Carolyn Troyer, Paul Jr., Earnest; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Rollin, Amos, Truman, Grace Bontrager, Ruth Miller. Funeral: Mar. 21, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Shore Mennonite Cemetery.

Jamison, Wilsie A., 92. Born: Oct. 13, 1898, Quinter, Kan., to Owen and Malisa Katherine Jamison. Died: Mar. 30, 1991, Morrison, Colo., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Maurine Bloom, Janelle Zahler; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Dale, Newton, Kenneth, Herman, Lloyd, Dola Attebery. Predeceased by: Edna Barrett (wife). Funeral: Apr. 2, Moore-Howard Mortuary, by Ed Miller and Mark Miller. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery, Lakewood, Colo.


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 18 -April 30, 1991 - pages 14, 15.

Albrecht, Albert, 20. Born: Oct. 7, 1970, Kitchener, Ont., to Delmar and Mabel (Kuepfer) Albrecht. Died: Mar. 21, 1991, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-parents. Funeral and burial: Mar. 24, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and David K. Jantzi.

Erb, Paul G., 86. Born: June 24, 1904, Landisville, Pa., to Daniel R. and Annie (Greider) Erb. Died: Apr. 4, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Wilbur N., Fred N., Gerald N., Galen N., Maribel Dice, Juliann Graybill; 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson. Predeceased by: Kathryn Nissly (wife). Funeral: Apr. 8, Nissley Funeral Home, Mount Joy, Pa., by Shelley R. Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Gingrich, Gladys, 81. Born: Nov. 20, 1909, Cambridge, Ont., to Ervin and Louisa (Baer) Shantz. Died: Apr. 4, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Paul, Ruth Tuach; sister and brother: Vera Shantz, Lester; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arnold Gingrich (husband). Funeral: Apr. 8, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer. Burial: Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

Harris, Lillie, 94. Born: Sept. 13, 1896, Lower Gwynedd, Pa., to Joseph and Fannie (Johnson) Rose. Died: Mar. 17, 1991, Norristown Twp., Pa. Survivors-children: Edvena Washington, Joseph, Madeline Wall; 9 grandchildren, great-grandchildren; Predeceased by: Moses S. Harris (husband). Memorial service: Mar. 24, Covenant Community Fellowship, by Earl Aders. Burial: Rose Valley Cemetery.

Kilmer, Mildred N., 78. Born: Sept. 14, 1912, Montgomery Co., Pa., to Joel and Carrie (Hunsberger) Gehman. Died: Mar. 12, 1991, Wadsworth, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Ralph N. Kilmer, Sr.; children: Ralph N. Jr., Nelson, Leonard, Lloyd, Carolyn Brunk, Fern Yoder, Joy Reichenbach; 23 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brothers: Clayton, John.
Predeceased by: Wayne Kilmer (son). Funeral: Mar. 16, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Ed Yoder. Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.

Lapp, Walter W., 85. Born: Oct. 14, 1905, Chalfont, Pa., to Joseph and Sallie (Walter) Lapp. Died: Apr. 2, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-brother and sisters: Arthur W., Esther Alderfer, Edna Detweiler. Predeceased by: Mamie B. Long (wife), 2 stillborn daughters. Funeral and burial: Apr. 5, Line Lexington Mennonite Church, by Wellington K. Alderfer, Lowell H. Delp, and Harvey Bauman.

Martin, Edna, 96. Born: Mar. 7, 1895, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Amos and Jemima (Snyder) Shantz. Died: Apr. 7, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Roy and Morris; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oscar Martin (husband). Funeral and burial: Apr. 9, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Martin.

Metzger, Martin, 54. Born: Aug. 28, 1936, Waterloo Co., Ont, to Mose and Priscilla (Brubacher) Metzger. Died: Mar. 21, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of a massive heart attack. Survivors-wife: Doris Elaine Streicher; mother; daughters: Marilyn Metzger, Carol Gunn, Shirley Metzger, Judy Metzger; 3 grandchildren; brothers: Lloyd, Harold, Mose, John. Funeral and burial: Mar. 24, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Amsey Martin and Darrel Toews.

Miller, Edna, 95. Born: Feb. 4, 1896, LaGrange Co., Ind., to Joseph D. and Catherine (Johns) Miller. Died: Mar. 14, 1991, LaGrange Co., Ind. Survivors-children: Claude E., Frances Hooley, Agnes Riegsecker, Mary Hartzler; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Claude Miller (husband) and 2 infant children. Funeral and burial: Mar. 17, Shore Mennonite Church, by Sylvester Haarer and Barry Loop.

Miller, Gladys, 71. Born: July 12, 1919, Middlebury, Ind., to Reuben and Abbie (Frey) Tyson. Died: Apr. 1, 1991, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors-husband: Merritt Ray Miller; daughters: Nancy Myers, Ruth Miller; brother: Charles; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Apr. 5, Shore Mennonite Church, by Richard Martin, Jerry Rodman, Willis Troyer. Burial: Miller Cemetery.

Mott, Laverne A., 80. Born: Aug. 10, 1910, Lancaster, Pa., to John and Myrtle (Benner) Mott. Died: Apr. 4, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: John, Howard L., Betty J. Lopez, Marabelle M. Herr, Mary L. Winters, Sandra L. Johns, Sara J. Demmy; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mae Stahl (wife). Funeral: Apr. 6, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Shelley R. Shellenberger and Joe N. Sherer. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Nofziger, Elvin M., 89. Born: Aug. 2, 1901, Stuttgart, Ark., to Christian and Rebecca (Stutzman) Nofziger. Died: Apr. 2, Albany, Ore. Survivors-wife: Fannie Yutzie; children: Dorothy Stutzman, Louise Gerig, Willard, Bernard, Bernetta Stutzman; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Amanda Heyerly (wife). Funeral: Apr. 5, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Roy Hostetler, Louis Lehman, and Clarence Gerig. Burial: Lebanon I00F Cemetery.

Oesch-Kipfer, Susanna, 95. Born: Nov. 29, 1895. Survivors-children: Earl and Ray Oesch, Cecil Kipfer, Erma Windsor; sister: Laura Gascho; 19 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Aaron Oesch (first husband), Ezra Kipfer (second husband), Lee Oesch and Ivan Kipfer (sons). Funeral and burial: Apr. 9, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Ephraim Gingerich.

Roth, Elmer Vernon, 78, Ont. Born: Feb. 2, 1913, Oneil, Neb., to Christian S. and Veronica (Kennel) Roth. Died: Mar. 27, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Barbara Kropf; children: Bernice Steckley, Carol Roth, Marlene Herrfort, Janice Kropf; brothers and sisters: Clayton, Mervin, Irma Schultz, Viola Leis, Mildred Shantz, Marjorie Albrecht, 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Mar. 30, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and Charles Gingerich.

Rufenacht, Laura J., 88. Born: Feb. 17, 1903, Archbold, Ohio, to Ephraim and Jemima (Baer) Grieser. Died: Mar. 29, 1991, Wauseon, Ohio, from a stroke. Survivors-children: Willard, Marlin, Kenneth, Max, Thelma Armstrong, Myrtle Stoltzfus, Doris Gillen, Carolyn Gisel, Margaret Nofziger, Jane Lechlitner; 36 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Truman, Almeda Short, Martha Fielitz. Predeceased by: Glen W. Rufenacht (husband), Wayne (son). Funeral and burial: Apr. 1, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Showalter, Paul, 65. Born: Apr. 22, 1925, Garden City, Mo., to Noah D. and Lizzie O. (Showalter) Showalter. Died: Mar. 30, 1991, Salem, Ore., in a ladder accident. Survivors- wife: Nancy Miller; children: Carolyn Stone, James, Margaret Moffat, Wayne, Beth; 11 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Oliver, George, Aaron, Edith, Elmer, Virginia, Omar. Funerals: Salem, Ore.; Edson, Alta.; and Wooster, Ohio. Burial: Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery, Wooster, Ohio.

Smucker, Chauncey G., 89. Born: Dec. 30, 1901, Champaign Co., Ohio, to Joseph and Ketura (Kauffman) Smucker. Died: Mar. 24, 1991, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors: children: Robert, Joe, Donna Plank, Mary Lou Plank, Ann Mast; sisters: Leah Belle Kauffman, Esther Smucker; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Pearl Detweiler (wife), John Smucker (son). Funeral and burial: Mar. 27, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger.

Stauffer, Reba J., 70. Born: Oct. 3, 1920, East Lampeter Twp., Pa. Died: Mar. 10, 1991, Peach Bottom, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Edward H. Stauffer; children: James E., Esther M. Powers, Grace A. Powers, Dorothy J. Quigley; 4 grandchildren; brothers and sister: Ben, George, Miriam Charles. Funeral: Mar. 12, Dewald Funeral Home, by J. Harold Charles. Burial: Mount Pleasant Mennonite Cemetery.

Veeder, Hazel Irene, 71. Born: Feb. 25, Seward Co., Neb., to Menno E. and Cassie (Stutzman) Schweitzer. Died: Mar. 25, 1991, Twin Falls, Idaho. Survivors-husband: Dale E. Veeder; children: Carolyn Bundy, John, Dennis, Marvin, Virgil; 6 grandchildren; sisters and brother: Alverta Eichelberger, Deloris Gascho, Lester, Sylvia Johnson. Funeral: Mar. 29, Filer Mennonite Church, by Terry Miller. Burial: Sunset Memorial Park.

Witmer, Leslie Hubert, 90. Born: Sept. 2, 1900, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Isaiah and Jemima (Swartz) Witmer. Died: Mar. 27, 1991, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-daughter: June Martin; foster son: Arnold Philippian; 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 4 foster grandchildren, 4 foster-great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Joyce, Stella Kehl, Susie Knechtel, Lily Snyder. Predeceased by: Elma Bachert (wife). Funeral and burial: Mar. 31, Shantz Mennonite Church.

Yoder, Ida Ferne, 85. Born: Oct. 26, 1905, Washington Co., Iowa, to Cornelius and Ruhama (Yoder) Gingerich. Died: Apr. 7, 1991, Wellman, Iowa, of a blood clot. Survivors-children: Arlene Wenger, Virginia Wenger, Gerald; brother and sister: Cleo, Pauline Langlas; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ora P. Yoder (husband). Funeral and burial: Apr. 10, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss, Max Yoder, and J. John J. Miller.

Yoder, Kenneth John, 38. Born: Oct. 1, 1952, Jackson, Minn., to John and Elizabeth (Schrock) Yoder. Died: Mar. 20, 1991, Naples, Fla., of terminal illness. Survivors-sisters: Maridan Nesmoe, Marcia Stoesz, Vivan DeAngelo. Funeral: Mar. 30, Hilltop Mennonite Church, by Melvin L. Graber. Burial: Belmont Cemetery.

Yoder, Solomon Elmer, 98. Born: Feb. 9, 1893, Belleville, Pa., to Christian P. and Lydia Hartzler. Died: Mar. 25, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Helen Marie Bechtel; children: Solomon E., Jr., Carl J.; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandson; brother: Oliver M. Funeral: Mar. 29, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop, and Mar. 30, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, Pa., by Robert Hartzler. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Zehr, Dennis Kent, 31. Born: Apr. 4, 1959, London, Ont., to Delford F. and Grace C. (Lebold) Zehr. Died: Jan. 17, 1991, London, Ont., of cystic fibrosis. Survivors-parents: Delford F. and Grace C. (Lebold) Zehr; brother: John. Funeral: Jan. 19, Valleyview Mennonite Church, by Mary Burkholder and Ralph Lebold; Burial: Woodland Cemetery.

Zehr, Verna, 77. Born: July 18, 1913, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Isaac and Catherine (Litwiller) Wagler. Died: Mar. 17, Maple Home for Seniors. Survivors-husband: Erwin Zehr; children: Daniel, Albert, Lorene Martin, Ruth Cahill, Carol Rosevear, Catherine Bender, Gloria Redditt; sisters: Magdalene Schwartzentruber, Sarah Zehr, Vera Schultz, Laura Wagler; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: David (son). Funeral: Mar. 20, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Elmer Schwartzentruber, Dan Zehr, and Albert Zehr. Burial: East Zorra Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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