Blucker, Dorothy George, 88, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Oct. 4, 1907, Kosciusko County, Ind., to Frank and Elizabeth Heckaman George. Died: Oct. 2, 1996, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-daughter: Betty Murphy; 2 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: William Blucker (husband) and Kenneth Eugene Mishler (son). Congregational membership: North Main Street Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 5, Thompson and Yoder Funeral Home, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Bremen Cemetery.
Burbank, Bertha K. Alderfer, 72, Phoenix, Ariz. Born: Dec. 5, 1923, Harleysville, Pa., to Horace A. and Bertha Keller Alderfer. Died: Oct. 7, 1996, Phoenix, Ariz., of Lou Gehrig's disease. Survivors-husband: Naswood Burbank; sons: Michael, Timothy; brothers and sisters: Linford, Wellington, Horace, Pearl Leatherman, Frances Alderfer, Miriam Benner; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Pamela (infant daughter). Funeral: Oct. 11, Grace Mennonite Church, by James L. Kropf and Stanley Weaver. Burial: Body donated for medical research.
Cender, Edna Lorine Heiser, 78, Fisher, Ill. Born: Feb. 5, 1918, Fisher, Ill., to Joseph and Fannie Schrock Heiser. Died: Aug. 6, 1996, Fisher, Ill. Survivors-husband: Alva Cender; children: John, Mark, Mary Alene Miller, Annette Williams, Kathy Martin, Ruth Ellen Reaves; sisters: Alta Detweiler, Mabel Teuscher; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 10, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Calvin Kaufman and Michael Dean. Burial: East Bend Memorial Gardens.
Erisman, Emma King, 100, Inglewood, Calif. Born: Aug. 25, 1896, Monterey, Pa., to Aaron S. and Lydia Fisher King. Died: Oct. 9, 1996, West Los Angeles, Calif. Survivors-children: Edna, Henry; 5 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry Erisman (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 12, Chapel of the Chimes, Inglewood Park Cemetery, by Randy Hill.
Obituary correction: Emma King Erisman's (Nov. 5, 1996, Gospel Herald) surviving son's name is Harry.
Fisher, Miriam Garber Longenecker, 78, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Dec. 31, 1917, West Donegal Twp., Pa., to Ira L. and Ellen E. Garber Longenecker. Died: Oct. 8, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-husband: J. Herbert Fisher, Sr.; children: J. Herbert Jr., J. Harold, Kenneth L., Karl L., Marianne L. Weaver , Marilyn L. Hollinger; foster daughter: Patricia L. Henderson; 16 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Predeceased by: Janet Louise Fisher (daughter). Funeral and burial: Oct. 12, Millersville Mennonite Church, by Abram Charles and Delbert Kautz.
Johnson, Ralph C., 79, Moorhead, Minn. Born: Jan. 13, 1917, Coalridge, Mont. Died: Oct. 20, 1996, Moorhead, Minn. Survivors-wife: Elaine Storm Johnson; children: Norma, Roger, Eugene, Ralph, Tim; brothers and sisters: Fay, Kenny, Earl, Alice Danielson, Marie Kanagy, Grace Schantz; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 23, Martin's Lutheran Church. Burial: Casselton Cemetery.
Kauffman, Floyd, 89, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Aug. 19, 1907, Middlebury, Ind., to Andrew and Polly Hershberger Kauffman. Died: Oct. 6, 1996, Elkhart, lnd. Survivors-wife: Jennie "Jane" Sweigart Kauffman; children: Judith Robinson, Dennis; 8 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 11, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Union Center Cemetery.
Landvater, Jacob R., 85, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: April 19, 1911, Elizabethtown, Pa., to Harry R. and Anna Bleacher Landvater. Died: Oct. 16, 1996, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Fannie L. Hess Landvater; children: Ruthanne Herr, David R., James H., Kenneth R.; brother: Nathan R.; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 20, Strickler Mennonite Church, by Russell Baer and Elmer Breneman. Burial: Shope's Cemetery.
Myers, Edna M., 84, Ottsville, Pa. Born: Sept. 14, 1912, New Britian Twp., Pa., to Samuel and Rosa Myers. Died: Oct. 18, 1996. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Samuel, Clayton, Florence Leatherman, Mildred Fillman, Anna Mae Krammes, Ethel Edmonds. Funeral and burial: Oct. 21, Deep Run East Mennonite Church, by Tim Weaver and Arnold Roth.
Correction: Edna M. Myers' (Gospel Herald, Nov. 5) correct name is Sarah M. Myers.
Nice, Viola L. Garges, 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 25, 1913, Lower Salford Twp., Pa., to Abram Z. and Mamie Landis Garges. Died: Oct. 16, 1996, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors--children: Stanley and Clyde Detwiler, Louise Martin; stepdaughter: Esther Allebach; brother and sister: Abram Garges, Marian Souder; 16 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 7 stepgrandchildren, 11 stepgreat-grandchildren, 3 stepgreatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Willis C. Nice (second husband), Arthur M. Detwiler (first husband), Ralph Detwiler (son), and Curtis, Paul, Willis, and Claude Nice (stepsons). Funeral: Oct. 21, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst, Steven E. Landis, and Floyd M. Hackman. Burial: Indian Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Stull, Anna, 93, Scottdale, Pa. Born: Oct. 27, 1902, Johnstown, Pa., to David A. and Mary C. Shetler Stull. Died: Oct. 16, 1996, Scottdale, Pa. Survivor-sister: Minnie 0. Stull. Congregational membership: Mennonite Church of Scottdale. Funeral: Oct. 18, Kapr Funeral Home, by Doug and Wanda Roth Amstutz. Burial: Richland Cemetery.
Yoder, Katie Viola Brenneman, 88, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: Feb. 5, 1908, Johnson County, Iowa, to John C. and Arminda Hochstetler Brenneman. Died: Oct. 17, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-children: Leland "Bud", Doris, Ken; 8 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Richard D. Yoder (husband). Funeral: Oct. 20, First Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich and Diane Zaerr. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Bontrager, Alma G. Shantz, 90, Fairview, Mich. Born: April 23, 1906, Kitchener, Ont., to Annanias and Anna Steckle Shantz. Died: Oct. 14, 1996, West Branch, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Roger, Marvin, Shirley Cassel; stepson: Lyle Bontrager; brothers and sisters: Ernie, Clifford, Ada, Edna; 17 grandchildren, 32 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Floyd F. Bontrager (husband). Funeral: Oct. 17, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Randy Detweiler. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.
Geiser, Wilson C., 68, Kidron, Ohio. Born: March 22, 1928, Kidron, Ohio, to William and Clara Gerber Geiser. Died: Oct. 17, 1996, Kidron, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Velma E. Thomas Geiser; daughters: Vernelda Weber, Lucy Lehman; brothers and sisters: Leonard, Ernest, Stella Beals, Mabel Himes; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 19, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Michael Amstutz and Richard Ross.
Grove, Sarah Hoover, 83, Markham, Ont. Born: March 9, 1913, Markham, Ont., to Joseph and Elizabeth Smith Hoover. Died: June 7, 1996, Markham, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Alvin, Margaret Stutzman, Elisabeth McKay, Erle; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Thomas Grove (husband). Funeral and burial: June 12, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Lawrence Burkholder.
Hershey, Jacob S., 92, Rothsville, Pa. Born: Sept. 5, 1904, Roaring Spring, Pa., to Jacob H. and Carrie Binn Sutton Hershey. Died: Oct. 3, 1996, Rothsville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Nora Snavely Hershey; daughters: Carrie Twilla Hershey Strickler, Jean Louise Hershey BuckwaIter; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Lititz Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 7, Spacht Funeral Home, by Dennis W. Ernest and Jacob Frederick. Burial: Hess Mennonite Church Cemetery.
High, Daniel W., 84, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Aug. 28, 1912, Lancaster, Pa., to David F. and Anna Weaver High. Died: Sept. 16, 1996, Lancaster, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Nora Becher High; children: Warren, Curvin, Pauline Winters, Carl, Rhoda Yost, Lorraine Stoltzfus; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 20, Stumptown Mennonite Church, by Leon Oberholtzer, Luke Nolt, Don Sensenig, and Don Good.
Birkey, Harlan D., 78, Rantoul, Ill. Born: Oct. 4, 1918, Deer Creek, Ill., to Joseph C. and Ida Zehr Birkey. Died: Oct. 18, 1996, Urbana, Ill. Survivors-wife: Ruby Oyer Birkey; son: Joe; siblings: Leslie, Lois Bachman, Eleanor. Predeceased by: Joy (daughter). Funeral and burial: Oct. 21, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Cal Kaufman and Michael Dean.
Clemmer, Joseph M., 81, Franconia Twp., Pa. Born: May 23, 1915, Harleysville, Pa., to Allen and Alice Moyer Clemmer. Died: Oct. 23, 1996, Franconia Twp., Pa. Survivors-wife: Edith Alderfer Clemmer; children: Wesley, Dean, Doris Stoltzfus, Janet Zeager, Lucille Gehman; brothers and sisters: Jacob, William, Cyrus, Marvin, Mary Ellen Derstine, Betty Kupeerus, Alice Rittenhouse; 10 grandchildren, four greatgrandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Glen Alderfer and Steven C. Nyce. Burial: Towamencin Mennonite Church Cemetery.
DeBoer, Elisabeth Brouwer, 82, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Born: April 25, 1914, Oudeschoot, Friesland, The Netherlands, to Reitze Brouwer and Grietje Otter. Died: Oct. 16, 1996, Fort Dodge, Iowa, of pancreatic cancer. Survivors-children: Sid, Aaltje Zehr; sisters: Henny Veltman Brouwer, Beeuwkje Weers Brouwer; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bernard DeBoer (husband). Congregational membership: Evangelical Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 19, Manson Mennonite Church, by Brad Schantz and Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.
Esh, Joseph M., 70, Stuarts Draft, Va. Born: Nov. 4, 1925, Belleville, Pa., to Marion S. and Lydia V. Zook Esh. Died: Oct. 24, Stuarts Draft, Va., of Lou Gehrig's disease. Survivors-wife: Ruth Weaver Esh; children: James, Myrliss, Crystal, Janet, Kay; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 27, Mountain View Mennonite Church, by Phil Kanagy and Earl Monroe. He was ordained in 1955, and pastored churches in Florida, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.
Green, Carrie Coder, 82. Born: Feb. 29, 1914, Collegeville, Pa., to Harvey and Carlotta Bideman Coder . Died: Sept. 29, 1996, Greentown, Ind. Predeceased by: Patty (daughter). Congregational membership: Parkview Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 2, Greentown, Ind., by Ed Robbins. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery.
Horst, Mary Leisey, 89, Lancaster, Pa. Born: March 8, 1907, Reamstown, Pa., to Oliver and Mary Leisey. Died: Oct. 18, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Evelyn Shumaker, Roy, Carolyn Brubaker, Marilyn Denlinger, Lorraine Hostetler, Gladys, Gloria Rosenberger, Galen; 14 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Amos H. Horst Jr. (husband). Funeral and burial: Weaverland Mennonite Church, by Leon Hurst and Kenneth Martin.
Kennel, Lillian, 70, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: March 23, 1926, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Albert and Catherine Erb Kennel. Died: Oct. 8, 1996, Tavistock, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-brother and sisters: Anson, Fanny Gingerich, Eileen Calvert. Funeral and burial: Oct. ll, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Scott Brubaker-Zehr and Ingrid Loepp Thiessen.
Nafziger, Mabel Irene Egli, 88, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 6, 1908, Tazewell County, Ill., to John and Anna Riggenbach Egli. Died: Oct. 21, 1996, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-stepdaughter: Virginia N Nafziger Doehrmann; 3 stepgrandchildren, 7 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Frank R. Nafziger (husband). Funeral: Oct. 24, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ron Guengerich and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.
Nitzsche, Katie Roth, 97, Hesston, Kan. Born: July 22, 1899, Milford, Neb., to Joe G. and Mary Roth. Died: Oct. 24, 1996, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-children: Willard, Dale, Opal Ripley, Mae Mumaw, Lois Selzer; brother and sister: Lloyd Roth, Mary Ann Erb; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Albert Nitsche (husband). Funeral: Oct. 28, Schowalter Villa, by Mary Dyck, Wesley Jantz, and Lola Rosenberb. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.
Pfile, Hazel I. Meinert, 81, Rockford, Ill. Born: Nov. 7 , 1914, Davis, Ill., to George F. and Edith M. Goeke Meinert. Died: Oct. 13, 1996, Rockford, Ill. Survivors-children: Norman, Sylvia Pfile Eberle; 5 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Predeceased by: Harry M. Pfile (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 16, Freeport Mennonite Church, by Dennis D. Stutzman.
Slagell, Irene Barbara, 78, Crystal Springs, Kan. Born: March 22, 1918, Crystal Springs, Kan., to Christian P. and Barbara Swartzendruber Slagell. Died: Oct. 20, 1996, LaJunta, Colo. Survivor-sister: Bernice Miller. Congregational membership: Emmanuel Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Oct. 23, Fairview Cemetery, by Merritt Welty.
Watson, Ann Elisabeth, 72, Telford, Pa. Born: May 2, 1924, Marnheim, Germany. Died: Oct. 29, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Funeral: Oct. 31, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald Clemmer and David Greiser. Burial: Perkiomenville Mennonite Cemetery.
Brenner, Edna Croft, 80, Wooster, Ohio. Born: July 16, 1916, New Bedford, Ohio, to Ira D. and Macy Lautenschlager Croft. Died: Oct. 28, 1996, Orrville, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors-husband: William Brenner; daughters: Macy Steckley, Jane Kamp Meyers; sister: Marie Burger; 8 grandchildren, 3 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Gilbert Nussbaum (second husband) and Earl D. Friedt (first husband). Funeral: Nov. 1, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John and Barbara Lehman and Norma Duerksen. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.
Charles, Merle Coss, 86, Hagerstown, Md. Born: June 10, 1910, Waynesboro, Pa., to Samuel R. and Nettie Coss Charles. Died: Oct. 27, 1996, Hagerstown, Md., of a stroke. Survivors-daughters: Brenda Auchmoody, Sandy Boward; sister: Lillian Shilling; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine Frances Charles (wife). Funeral: Oct. 30, Minnick Funeral Home, by Lewis M. Coss. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery.
Gross, Lydia Kathryn Ruth, 86, Lansdale, Pa. Born: March 8, 1910, North Wales, Pa., to Melvin and Sallie Koffel Ruth. Died: Oct. 19, 1996, Towamencin Twp., Pa., of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors-sons: Clyde R., Vernon R.; brother and sisters: Jacob K. Ruth, Esther K. Landes, Alma K. Keyser, Sarah K. Landes; half-brother: Melvin Ruth; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clayton 0. Gross (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 31, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk Jr. and David A. Stevens.
Heebner, Norman R., 75, Doylestown, Pa. Born: June 24, 1921, Lansdale, Pa., to Albert and Alice Moyer Heebner. Died: Oct. 21, 1996, Doylestown, Pa. Survivors-children: Sharon, Richard, Jerry; brother and sisters: Albert, Sara Benner, Grace Seitz; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine Hallman Heebner (wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 24, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.
Kooker, Abram A., 78, Harleysville, Pa. Born: June 29, 1918, Silverdale, Pa., to Abraham and Elsie Allebach Kooker. Died: Oct. 19, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Florence Mitman Kooker; children: Harley, Bruce, Karen Landis; brother and sisters: Richard, Ruth H. Yoder, Pauline H. Bergey; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harold (son). Funeral and burial: Oct. 22, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Mike L. Derstine.
Miller, Lois E., 68. Born: Sept. 8, 1928, Goshen, lnd., to Levi and Ruth Tyson Hochstetler. Died: Sept. 12, 1996. Survivors-husband: Lloyd Miller; brothers and sisters: Ernest and Otis Hochstetler, Fern, F aye, Gladys; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12, Marion Mennonite Church, by Forrest Hayes and Lewis Miller. Burial: Benton Lutheran Cemetery.
Reed, Carl James, 75. Born: April 7, 1921, Big Spring, Md., to Charles and Florence Long Reed. Died: Nov. 3, 1996, Hagerstown, Md., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Anna Pearl Reed; children: Carol Bailey, Krista Young, Carl Eugene; brothers and sisters: Charles, Daniel, Ivy Ridenour, Betty Wise; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 6, Community Mennonite Church, by Lewis M. Coss and Ray Phillips. Burial: Cedar Lawn Cemetery.
Shover, David Marlin, 57, Chambersburg, Pa. Born: Aug. 28, 1939, Newville, Pa., to David E. and Mary Ellen Charlton Shover. Died: Sept. 26, 1996, Chambersburg, Pa. Survivors-brother and sister: Harold E. and Mildred E. Congregational membership: Marion Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 30, Egger Funeral Home, by Cleon Nyce and Merle Cordell. Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery.
Snavely, D. Marie Eshleman, 81, Manheim, Pa. Born: April 8, 1915, Landisville, Pa., to J. Henry and Maria Nolt Eshleman. Died: Oct. 30, 1996, Manheim, Pa. Survivors-children: Marian R. Nolt, Joanne Kreiser, Herbert W. , Linda S. Keener; brothers and sister: Phares and Henry N. Eshleman, Arlene Piarantoni; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: J. Warren Snavely (husband). Funeral: Nov. 2, Lititz Mennonite Church, by Dennis W. Ernest, Jacob W. Frederick, and J. Clair Hollinger. Burial: Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.
Springer, Vera Riley, 70, Milford, Neb. Born: April 25, 1926, Milford, Neb., to William and Sarah Stutzman Riley. Died: Oct. 27, 1996, Lincoln, Neb., of heart failure. Survivors-husband: Larry Springer; children: Van, Mark, Wendell, Jennifer Brown, Shelly Troyer; brothers and sisters: Ernie, Ferman, and Walt Riley, Elva Reil, Mertice Hostetler , Naomi Yeackley; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Congregational membership: Beth-El Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 29, Bellwood Mennonite Church, by John C. King. Burial: East Fairview Cemetery.
Yoder, Daniel N., 90, Orrville, Ohio. Born: May 11, 1906, Holmesville, Ohio, to Nicholas and Elizabeth Yoder. Died: Oct. 4, 1996, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Katie Yoder; children: Darrel, Mary Troyer , Esther Short; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Monroe (son). Funeral: Oct. 7, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John and Barbara Lehman. Burial: Oak Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.