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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

 2006 - S


Sauder, Orval D.;   Sawatzky, Mabel Worms;   Schlabach, Owen J.;   Schlegel, Clara Immel;   Schmidt, Fredrick Paul;   Schmidt, Milton;   Schmidt, Zelda Harms;   Schmucker, Donald Wayne;   Schrag, Vera Yoder;   Schreck, Raymond A.;   Schrock, Drusilla Yoder;   Schrock, Lewis Lavern;   Schroeder, John;   Schwartz, Agnes Marie Eicher;    Senner, Robert William;   Shank, Samuel Shetler;   Shank, Sharyn Katie;   Shantz, Edna P.;   Shelly, Lydiamarie O.;   Shields-Priddy, Sara Marie;    Short, Kenneth E.;   Short, Rutheda YoderShowalter, Donald E.;    Showalter, Rhoda ElizabethShowalter, Roy Moab ; . . Shultz, Anna Mae Brubaker ; . .   Silva,  Armida N.;   Simmons, Karen M. Shearer;   Slabach, Albert C.;   Slabach, Melvin E.;   Smoker, Abner K.;   Smucker, John R. ; . . Sollenberger, Solomon John ; . .    Sommerfeld, Charley;   Sommerfeld, Clarence Willis;   Sprague, Frederick E.;   Springer, Myrtle Mariette Birky;   Sprunger, Max T.;   Stalter,  Earl J.;   Stalter, S. Fred;   Stalter, Timothy W.;   Stauffer, Emma W. Shirk;   Steiner, Arlene Amstutz;   Steiner, Bertha Bontrager;   Steury, Ada Troyer;   Stockton, Lorraine M.;    Stoner, Clyde B.;   Stuckey, Melvin C.;   Stutzman, Angela "Angie" Lee;   Stutzman, Ervin Clinton;   Stutzman, Fern Mast;   Stutzman, Mary K. Schlabach;   Stutzman, Thelma Stutzman;   Stutzman, Velma Irene Martin;    Styer, Abraham S.;  Swan, Louise Epp;   Swartzendruber, Elsie Pearl Mast;   Swartzentruber, Elizabeth Viola;      

Sauder, Orval D
., 91, of Archbold, OH died May 22, 2006 at Archbold, OH of natural causes.  He was born April 11, 1915 at Pettisville, OH to Emmanuel & Cora (Baer) Sauder.  On September 17, 1988 he was married to Ilva Short, who survives.  He was first married to Jennie Hess (who preceded him in death on January 2, 1987) on November 19, 1937.

Surviving are children, Jeff (Tana) Sauder; Jeanette (Don) Cripe; Carol (Gil) Nafziger; Judy Yoder; Linda (A.J.) Rupp;Carolyn (Dwight)Kauffman, 18 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two brothers and two sisters, Edgar (Bonita) Sauder; Loren Sauder; Doris Yoder; and Valetta Bonilla.  He was predeceased by siblings: Wilbur Sauder; William Sauder; and Lela Sauder.

The funeral was held May 27, 2006 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetary, Pettisville, OH.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Dana Short,  Archbold, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Sawatzky, Mabel Worms
, 87, of Mountain Lake, MN died February 13, 2006 at Windom, MN.  She was born August 27, 1918 at Delft, MN to Jacob J. & Maria (Goertzen) Worms.  On August 9, 1989 he was married to John J. Sawatzky, who survives.

Her first marriage was to William H. “Bill” Janzen on January 22, 1938, who died September 12, 1961.

Surviving are children, Fay (Richard) Krause; daughter-in-law Diane Janzen; Elsie (Robert) Stomberg; Liz (Dallas) Schmidt; Lorena Mierau; David (Jean) Sawatzky; Gerhardt (Jean)
Sawatzky; Mary Ann (Tim) Fredrickson, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

A son, Harold Janzen, is deceased.

Also surviving is a sister, Hilda Worms. Her deceased siblings are Marie Pankratz; Katrene Sawatzky; Agnes Franz; Anna Falk; Justina Peters; and John Worms.

The funeral was held February 17, 2006 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake,  Cottonwood Co., MN with burial in Mountain Lake Cemetary,  Mountain Lake, Cottonwood Co., MN.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Schlabach, Owen J.,
84, of  Sugarcreek, OH died February 5, 2006.  He was born August 3, 1921 to Jonas & Susanna (Troyer) Schlabach.  He was married to Mary Troyer, who is deceased.

Surviving are Daughters: Esther (Don) Warren, Clara Schlabach, Frances (Randy) Keim; Freda (Firman) Troyer; Nancy (Dean) Miller; Son: Ray (Sarah) Schlabach, 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren.

A son is deceased, Lester (Amanda) Schlabach.

The funeral was held February 9, 2006 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Walnut Creek OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Gloria Mishler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Schlegel, Clara Immel
, 89, of Walnut Creek, OH died April 7, 2006.  She was born October 26, 1916 in Tuscarawas County, OH to William & Elva (Stutzman) Immel.  On January 1, 1940 she was married to Earl C. Schlegel, who is deceased.

Surviving are sons: Gary Schlegel, Randy Schlegel, Jim Schlegel, daughters: Janice Block, Sharon Theiss, LuAnne Pentecost, 10 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers, Harlan Immel and Glen Immel.  He was predeceased by a son, Ed, a daughter, Sandra, and a brother, Robert.

The funeral was held April 13, 2006 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church,  Walnut Creek OH.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Gloria Mishler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schmidt, Fredrick Paul
, 58, of Newton, Kansas died February 12, 2006 of cancer.  He was born to Rudy & Luella (Funk) Schmidt.  He was married to Jo-Ann Enns, who survives.

Surviving are his father, children, Jeffrey Schmidt, Rachel Schmidt, Michael Schmidt, and
2 grandchildren.

The funeral was held February 16, 2006 at Tabor Mennonie Church Newton KS.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Schmidt, Milton
, 85, of Goessel, Kansas died September 19, 2006 from a stroke.  He was born April 8, 1921 at Walton, KS to Cornelius & Katharina (Voth) Schmidt.  On July 22, 1969 he was married to Selma Fast, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Barbara Unruh, Linda Graber, Patricia Snyder, Kathy Voth, nine grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held September 22, 2006 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Schmidt, Zelda Harms,
95, of North Newton, Kansas died April 25, 2006.  She was born November 21, 1910 to Henry & Susie (Ewert) Harms.  She was married to Ernest L. Schmidt, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Iris Siemens, Carol Peterson, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

The funeral was held April 29, 2006 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Kansas.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schmucker, Donald Wayne
, 71, of Pine Grove,  Schuykill Co., PA died September 10, 2006 at Pine Grove, PA of acute myelogenous leukemia.  He was born July 26, 1935 at Denbigh (now part of Newport News), VA to Adam & Effie (Picha, 02/08/1901 - 11/11/1991) Schmucker, their only child.  On April 23, 1960 he was married to Dorothy Kathryn Shaffer , who survives.

Surviving are children, Laura Voyenski, and Wayne Schmucker.

The funeral was held September 15, 2006  at Roedersville Mennonite Church, Pine Grove, Schuykill Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Wayne Schmucker, Hagerstown, MD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Schrag, Vera Yoder,
90, of Moundridge, Kansas died October 24, 2006 at Moundridge, Kansas of natural causes.  She was born July 29, 1916 in McPherson County, Kansas to Charles and  Susanna (Heatwole) Yoder.  On May 18, 1950 she was married to Edwin J. Schrag, who survives.

Surviving are children, Margaret Klein and husband Robert, Timothy Schrag and wife Sue, Susan Schrag and husband Cully Abrell, six grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are a brother, Rollin Yoder and wife Esther.  She was preceded in death by siblings: Lawrence Yoder and wife Orpha, Ada Miller and husband Billie, Phoebe Yoder, Leah Loucks and husband Phares, Tillman Yoder and wife Gladys, Willis Yoder and wife Florence, Emerson Yoder and wife Anita, and Ruth Miller and husband Emerson.

Memorial services were held October 28, 2006  at Eden Mennonite Church, Moundridge, Kansas  with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Susan Schrag, Wichita, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schreck, Raymond A.
, 57, of New Paris, IN died August 19, 2006, at his home. He was born January 4, 1949, in Goshen, IN, to Raymond A. Schreck Sr., and Marie (Baer) Schreck.  On May 3, 1969, he married Lois Ann Baum in Goshen.  She died April 5, 1994.  He then married Dorothy Crilow on March 23, 1996. He attended Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.  He served in the U.S. Navy from 1969 to 1971.

Survived by his wife, a son, Kevin (Nikki) Schreck of Elkhart, IN; a daughter, Karen (Dustin) Martin of Goshen, IN; two step-sons, Brent (Wendy) Nunemaker of Millersburg, IN, and Travis (Trista) Nunemaker of Middlebury, IN; and a step-daughter, Carla (Chad) Richer of Middlebury, IN.  He is also survived by a grandchild; eight step-grandchildren; and a brother, Kenton (Sally) Schreck.

He was preceded in death by his first wife and a brother, Phillip A. Schreck in 2004.

Funeral service was August 24, 2006 at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church Burial was  in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Source: Obituary files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Schrock, Drusilla Yoder
, 88, of rural Lovington passed away at 6:45 p.m. Tuesday, September 19, 2006, in her residence.
Funeral services were held Friday morning, September 22, at the family residence three miles west and one mile north of Arthur with the Bishop Howard Miller of-ficiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery. Visitation, was anytime prior to the funeral.
Mrs. Schrock was born August 13, 1918, in Arthur. She was a daughter of John C. and Catherine Herschberger Yoder. She married Andrew A. Schrock on November 17, 1938, in Moultrie County. He passed away Oc-tober 1, 1999.
  Survivors include four sons, Ervin A. Schrock and wife Dorothy of Arthur, Adlai Schrock and wife Jane of Goshen, Indiana, Joseph Schrock and wife Sarah of Lovington, and Howard Schrock and wife Mary of Sullivan; one daughter, Irene Otto and husband John of Arthur; one daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Schrock of Sullivan; three sisters, Lovina Kauffman of Arthur, Mattie Schlabach of Arthur, and Bertha Gingerich of Arcola; two sisters-in-law, Alta Yoder of Roodhouse and Clara Yoder of Arthur; 22 grandchildren; and 73 great--grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son, Melvin Schrock; one stillborn grand-son; one great-grandson, Kevin Ray Gingerich; five brothers, Benjamin Yoder, Joe Yoder, Reuben Yoder, Melvin Yoder, and Noah J. Yoder; and four sisters, Maryann J. Yoder, Annie J. Plank, Ella J. Schrock and Verna J. Yoder
Mrs. Schrock enjoyed quilting and spending time with family and friends. She was a member of the Old Or-der Amish Church.

Arthur Graphic-Clarion [Arthur, IL] October 5, 2006
Submitted by: Lizzie Ann Kauffman, Arcola, IL




Schrock, Lewis Lavern
, 66, of Arthur passed away at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, De-cember 13, 2006, at his resi-dence in Arthur.
Funeral services were held Saturday morning at the HCK Shop located one mile south of Arthur with Bishop Daniel Chupp officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery. Visitation was anytime after 1 p.m. Thursday at the HCK Shop. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the family with the arrange-ments.
Lewis was born Decem-ber 13, 1940, in Arthur. He was a son of Levi E. and Clara Beachy Schrock. He married Viola Herschberger on March 19, 1963, in Arthur. She sur-vives.
Also surviving are four sons, Eli Schrock and wife Erma Jean of Sullivan, Eldon Schrock and wife Loretta Fern of Arthur, Nelson Schrock and wife Melissa of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, and Christy Lee Schrock and wife Marilyn of Tuscola; two daughters, Rosemary Yoder
and husband Wilmer of Sullivan, and LuElla Yoder and husband Kenneth of Arthur; his mother, Clara Schrock of Arthur; one brother Alvin Schrock of Arthur; two sisters, Edna
Fern Schrock and husband Reuben of Arcola and Deloris Ann Hostetler and husband Neil of Arthur; and 19 grand-children.
He was preceded in death by his father and one stillborn daughter.
Mr. Schrock was a retired farmer and was currently em-ployed at CHI Qver-hea'd-
Doors in Arthur. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.
Arthur Graphic Clarion, Thursday, Dec 21, 2006.
Submitted by: Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL



Schroeder, John,
85, of North Newton, Kansas died March 20, 2006 at Newton, Harvey Co., Kansas.  He was born September 17, 1920 at Goessel, Marion Co., Kansas to P.M. & Agnes (Schmidt) Schroeder.  On December 10, 1949 he was married to Grace Abrahams, who survives.

Surviving are children, Jeffrey (Mary Kay), Catherine (Delvin) Holdeman, and 4 grandchildren.

Also surviving are a sister and a brother, Dora (Schroeder) and Sam Schmidt.  He was predeceased by siblings, Ewald Schroeder, Anton Schroeder, and Verna Schroeder.

The funeral was held March 23, 2006 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, KS with burial in Goessel Cemetery, Goessel, Marion Co., Kansas.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Schwartz, Agnes Marie Eicher
, 85, of Elkhart, IN, died March 16, 2006, at her home. She was born July 20, 1920, in Rensselaer, IN to Samuel and Bertha (Kauffman) Eicher. She was married to Victor L. Schwartz. She was a member of Silverwood Mennonite Church.

Survivied by her husband and three daughters, Rosa (Richard) Dirmyer of Elkhart, IN; Mary (Roger) Andersen of Walnut Creek, CA, and Miriam (Rich) Gustin of Harlan, IN; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.  Also surviving are four sisters, Ann Delagrange of Quincy, MI; Mary (Dave) Wengerd and Martha Schwartz both of Berne, IN, and Emma Schwartz of MO, and one brother, John (Mattie) Eicher of Berne, IN.

She was preceded in death by three daughters: Ann Phillips, Lillian Schwartz and Rebecca Schwartz.

Funeral services was March 20, 2006 at Silverwood Mennonite Church with Rev. Gary Martin officiating. Interment was in ElkhartPrairieCemetery, Goshen, IN. 

Source: Obituary files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Senner, Robert William
, 94, of Lawrence, Douglas County, Kansas died December 17, 2006. He was born to William and Elizabeth (Graber) Senner.  He was married to Rachel Epp, who survives.

Surviving are children, John Senner, Rachel VanWingen, Roberta Hofer, Stan Senner, and
eight grandchildren.

Memorial services were held January 6, 2007 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Sharon. Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shank, Samuel Shetler
, 89, of Linville, VA died May 31, 2006 of congestive heart failure.  He was born January 13, 1917 to Perry & Katherine (Showalter) Shank.  On April 26, 1941 he was married to Kathryn Showalter, who survives.

Surviving are children, Richard Samuel Shank, Randall Eugene Shank, Emily Kay Shank,
7 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. predeceased him.

Also surviving is a sister, Martha Shank Whissen.  He was predeceased by one daughter, Nancy Shank Bender and  siblings, J. Ward Shank, John Shank, and Paul Shank.

The funeral was held June 3, 2006 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Rebecca Richards
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shank, Sharyn Katie,
66, of Bowling Green, KY died May 12, 2006 at Bowling Green, KY  of congestive heart failure.  She was born January 21, 1940 at Bellefontaine, OH  to Wilfred & Frances (Yoder) Kanagy.  Frances was born January 3, 1909 and died July 9, 1983.

On September 1, 1963 she was married to Lowell W Shank, who survives.

Surviving are children, Jennifer (Eric) Buckingham and Kim (Bruce) Jay.

The funeral was held May 15, 2006  at Johnson/Vaughn/Phelps Funeral Home, Bowling Green KY.  After cremation burial was in Bowling Green, KY.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Willie Kanagy, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shantz, Edna P.
, 94, of Goshen, IN died November 12, 2006 at Goshen, IN.  She was born May 2, 1912 in Oscoda County, Michigan  to Annanias & Anna (Steckle) Shantz. 

She was preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Shantz.

Memorial services were held November 15, 2006 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN with burial in Fairview, MI.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shelly, Lydiamarie O.,
93, of Minneaspolis, MN died September 19, 2006 of Cancer.  She was married to Ward W. Shelly, who is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Tom Shelly, two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held September 23,/2006 at Calvary Mennonite Church, Washington, IL.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Shields-Priddy, Sara Marie
, age 44, of Lynden passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 22, 2006, in Bellingham. She was born on June 20, 1961, to John David and Elerine (Shannon) Shields in Seattle, WA.

Sara was an only child and moved with her parents to the family dairy farm in the Lynden area in 1963. She attended Lynden public schools, graduating in 1979. A bright, optimistic child, she loved the outdoors, the many farm animals and the beauty of the mountains, fields, forest and seashore. Her childhood interests included 4-H, Campfire, church and music activities. As a teenager, she participated in various community and school activities, including FFA, Grange, track, band and student leadership.

She was both the Whatcom County and Washington State Dairy Princess, traveling extensively on behalf of the dairy industry for two years. She graduated from Linfield College with a degree in business and communication, including a period of study in Japan.

As a young adult, Sara served on the general board of the American Baptist denomination and the board of the National Council of Churches. She actively promoted peace, justice and ecological causes through these national organizations. Throughout her life, she remained passionately committed to these causes and most recently received national press attention as a leader in the effort to oppose the Minuteman movement.

She moved to Chicago in 1987 to pursue her Master of Divinity degree at Bethany Theological Seminary and remained in the Chicago area for 10 years. While there, she met and married her husband, Kirk Shields-Priddy, and their first child, Jordan David, was born.

She, Kirk and Jordan moved back to the family farm to be close to Sara's mother in 1997. Their second child, Zachary Jared, was born in 2001. Alongside her husband, she assisted in the founding of Timber Ridge Center (Whatcom County's alternative school), the Birch Bay House for youth in crisis, Evergreen House (a similar facility in Everett) and a program for young women preparing to leave the Washington Corrections Center for Women.

At the time of her death, she was actively involved in the leadership of Washington Alliance for Youth, a statewide agency focusing on the needs of high-risk young people founded by herself, her husband and a number of close friends. She was instrumental in bringing together a statewide effort to reform the way that young people are prepared for leaving long-term incarceration called the Going Home Project ( www.goinghomewashington.net). She also enjoyed working at the Center for Early Childhood Education at the Nooksack Valley School District. Above all, Sara's greatest joy was raising her boys, nurturing their education, cultivating their spirits and being involved in their activities.

Her strong commitment to justice and peace led her to join the Mennonite community of faith in 1990. She was actively involved for many years in child and youth work through her Mennonite Church in Chicago and at her current congregation, Langley Mennonite Fellowship in Langley, B.C.

A loving mother, priceless spouse, devoted daughter and passionate leader concerned about the great issues of our time, Sara is predeceased by her father, John David Shields. She is survived by her husband, Kirk, sons Jordan (9) and Zachary (5), her mother, parents-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, a niece, three nephews and numerous other relatives.

Visitation for Sara will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 27, at the Langley Mennonite Fellowship, 20997 40th Ave. in Langley, B.C.; the funeral starts at 2:30 pm. A fellowship meal and open sharing time will follow. Private interment is planned for Wednesday, (March 29th) at Enterprise Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Sara's name for the education of her sons at the Lynden Branch of Wells Fargo Bank, 1780 Front St., Lynden, WA 98264.

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Shields-Priddy, Sara Marie, 44, of Lynden, WA died March 22, 2006 at Bellingham, WA  suddenly and unexpectedly due to exposure to the hantavirus.  She was born June 20, 1961 at Seattle, WA  to J. D. & Ruth (Elerine) Shields.  On September 7, 1991 she was married to Kirk Anthony Shields-Priddy.

Surviving are her husband, mother, and children, Jordan & Zachary.

The funeral was held March 27, 2006 at Langley Mennonite Fellowship, Langley, British Columbia with burial in Enterprise Cemetery, Whatcom, WA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Kirk Shields-Priddy, Lynden, WA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Short,  Kenneth E

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(1919 - 2006)
ARCHBOLD - Kenneth E. Short, 87, of Archbold, died Friday afternoon, Nov. 3, 2006, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home, Archbold, where he had resided since Jan. 17, 2006. Born Feb. 12, 1919, at Henry County near Archbold, to Verena (Yost) and Aaron Short, he married Ada Short on March 28, 1943, and she survives.
During World War II, he served in Civilian Public Service in Iowa and New Jersey.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he farmed and worked at Sauder Woodworking Co. in Archbold for 20 years before retiring in 1988. Since retirement, he worked at Sauder Village. He was a member of the Central Mennonite Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, Marvin (and wife, Debbie) Short of Zionsville, Ind., and Wendell (Teresa) Short of Piedmont, Okla.; three daughters, Mrs. Leon (Janice) Short of Archbold, Lois Loree of Stratford, Ontario, and Mrs. Gary (Sandra) Stuckey of Stryker; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a great-grandchild; one brother, Stanley Short; and four sisters, Lucinda Riegsecker, Clara Richer, Irene Nofziger and Alice Short.
Visitation will be today from 2-8 p.m. in the Fairlawn Chapel.
Memorial services will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Mennonite Church with Pastors Jeffrey Smith, Wanda Stopher and Bill Holsopple to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Central Mennonite Church Building Fund, Gideons International or to a charity of the family's choice.                      Obituary: Bryan Times (Ohio), 6 Nov 2006
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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Short, Kenneth E.
, 87, of Archbold, OH died November 3, 2006 at Archbold, OH of natural causes.  He was born March 12, 1919 at Archbold, OH to Aaron Verna (Yost) Short.  On March 28, 1943 he was married to Ada Short, who survives.

Surviving are children, Marvin (Debbie) Short; Wendell (Teresa) Short; Janice (Lee) Short; Lois Loree; Sandra (Gary) Stuckey, 12 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by siblings: Stanley Short; Lucinda Riegsecker; Clara Richer; Irene Nofziger; and Alice Sho.

The funeral was held November 7, 2006 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, OH.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Dana Short, Archbold, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Short, Rutheda Yoder
, 79, of Archbold, Ohio died November 13, 2006  at Archbold, Ohio  following a prolonged illness.  She was born August 16, 1927 at Pettisville, Ohio to Roy & Pearl (Zaerr) Yoder.  On August 24, 1947 she was married to Robert G. Short, who survives.

Surviving are children, Randon Short; Royce Short (Anne); Reid (Becky) Short, six  grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by two brothers, Orlando Yoder; and Keneth Yoder, and a sister, Mary Jane Yoder.

Memorial services were held November 18, 2006 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio  with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Dana Short, Archbold
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Showalter, Donald E.
, of Kalona, IA died December 5, 2006. He was born near Wellman, IA to Harry and Lala (Bender ) Showalter.  He married Iva Hochstedler at East Union Mennonite Church on February 4, 1951.

He was active at East Union Mennonite Church where he served as an elder, and Sunday School superintendent. He was an associate member of the United Christian and Baptist Church.

Survived by his wife, Iva, five sons and their families: Donald and Vicky Showalter of Wellman and children Melissa Kahler and Brent Showalter, Douglas and Jean Showalter of Cedar Rapids and children, Annie Gingerich, Chad Showalter and Joshua Showalter, David and Cathy Showalter of Cedar Rapids and children Austin and Morgan Showalter, Dean and Cindy Showalter of New Braunfels, TX, and children Nicole Cecil and Lauren Svoboda, and Dennis and Sarah Showalter of Minneapolis, MN, one great grandson, Landon Kahler. Also surviving is one brother, Darrel and wife Janet Showalter, one sister, Dorothy Showalter all of Kalona, and a sister-in-law, Kathy Showalter of Mt. Pleasant.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dale Showalter.

Funeral Service was December 9, 2006 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, IA with minister George Hansen officating. Burial was in the East Union Cemetery.
Source: Obiturary files of Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Showalter, Rhoda Elizabeth,
63, of Waynesboro, Virginia died May 7, 2006 of Bone Marrow Failure.  She was born to Alva & Mary Frances (Driver) Showalter. 

The funeral was held May 10, 2006 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, Virginia.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Nancy Stoll Waynesboro, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Showalter, Roy Moab

 
Roy Moab Showalter, 81, of 138 Village Square, Chambersburg, [PA] and formerly of Maugansville, Md., died Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 in Menno Haven Retirement Community, Chambersburg.

Born Nov. 29, 1924, in Reid, Md., he was a son of the late Alvah M. and Katie Shank Showalter.

Mr. Showalter graduated from Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, Va. in 1942.

He had been married to Leona Crider Showalter, who died Sept. 18, 2004. They were married for 57 years.

Mr. Showalter worked for 40 years as a bookkeeping manager at Maugansville Elevator & Lumber, Martin's Elevator, and Paramount Feed & Supply.

He was a long-term member of Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, Greencastle, and Bethel Mennonite Church, Warfordsburg. He served as Sunday School teacher, superintendent and trustee. More recently, he was a member of New Hope Mennonite Church, Upper Strasburg.

Mr. Showalter was a curator of Mennonite Historical Association of the Cumberland Valley, treasurer of Eastern Mennonite Associated Libraries and Archives, and a member of Maugansville Historical Society.

He served on the boards of Shalom Christian Academy, Menno Haven Retirement Communities, and Brook Lane Health Services. Together he and his wife, Leona, volunteered with Mennonite Disaster Services for over 15 years.

He is survived by three sons, Don Showalter of Branford, Conn., Lowell Showalter of Clarkston, Mich. and Linden Showalter of Waynesboro; four daughters, Ruby Denlinger and Carolyn Showalter, both of Maugansville, Md., Helen Hertzler of Mount Joy and Bev Beiler of Gap; one sister, Martha Martin of Chambersburg; 18 grandchildren; and four greatgrandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant son; and three sisters, Esther Keener, Cora Oberholzer and Dorothy Keener.

Services were held the morning of Wednesday, Oct. 4, at Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, Greencastle [PA] with Minister Roger Martin and Chaplain Ray Geigley officiating.

Burial followed in Salem Ridge Mennonite Cemetery, [Greencastle, Franklin County, Pennsylvania].

Memorial donations may be made to Mennonite Historical Association of the Cumberland Valley, 4850 Molly Pitcher Hwy., or to the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, 4225 Molly Pitcher Highway, both of Chambersburg, PA, 17201.

Online condolences may be expressed at geiselfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were handled by Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Chambersburg.

Published in: Echo Pilot, 10-4-2006, Greencastle, PA
Submitted By: Adalbert Goertz
 


Shultz, Anna Mae Brubaker
, 101, formerly of Rawlinsville and Strasburg, died Wednesday morning [Nov. 29, 2006] at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community where she resided since 1996. She was the widow of Clarence Weaver Shultz who died October 7, 1986. Anna was born in East Hempfield Township, a daughter of the late Menno S. and Anna Laura Root Brubaker. She was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church. A homemaker, she attended the former Northern Market in Lancaster for 20 years, selling produce, chickens and eggs from the family farm.

She is survived by a son, Glenn B., married to Joyce Garber Shultz, of Marietta; a daughter, Anna Mary Shultz of the Mennonite Home; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a half-sister, Mary Root Todd, married to Lester Ranck, of Quarryville; and a half-brother John R., married to Mary Kathryn Stauffer Todd, of the Mennonite Home.

Anna was preceded in death by a son, Melvin B. Shultz; a brother, Raymond R. Brubaker; and three sisters, Dorothy Elizabeth Shultz, Minerva R. Hess, and Sara Emma Martin.

Funeral services will be held from the Strasburg Mennonite Church, Village Road, Strasburg, Pa. on Wednesday, December 6th at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors John Meck and Jay Ranck officiating. Friends may call at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Reynolds Funeral Home, Quarryville, Pa. Murray A. Miller serving the family.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/1/2006
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Silva,  Armida N
., 75, of Reedley, CA died January 24, 2006 at Lemoore, CA.  She was born 10/16/1930 in California to Joe & Antonio Silva.  

Surviving are children, Anthony Vizcarra, Veronika Vizcarra, Gloria Banuelos, Missy Victoria, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by siblings: Gloria Garcia and Ruben Silva.

The funeral was held January, 31, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, CA with burial in Reedley Cemetary Reedley, CA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Simmons, Karen M. Shearer
, 52, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died October 30, 2006  of a heart attack.  She was born October 6, 1954 at Telford, Montgomery Co., PA  to John William and Evelyn (Nice) Shearer. 

Surviving are her mother, children; Michael & his wife, Jessica and Nicole, and one grandchild.

Memorial services were held November 2, 2006 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Franconia,  Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Slabach, Albert C.
, 78, of Walnut Creek, OH died September 25, 2006 at Walnut Creek, OH.  He was born February 4, 1928 at Baltic, OH to Crist & Mary (Miller) Slabach.  On October 22, 1994 he was married to Rebecca Byler, who survives.  His 1st Wife - Mary Zuercher Slabach died 08/24/67 and his 2nd Wife - Bertha Hartman Slabach died 04/11/1994.

Surviving are children, Gloria (Vernon) Mullet, eight grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.  Two sons are deceased, Myron Slabach and an infant, Edwin Slabach.

Also surviving are a brother, Monroe (Bea) Slabach and five sisters,  Ann (John) Hostetler,  Edna (Bill) Ressler, Alta Miller, Sue (Leroy) Mullet, and Mary (Neil) Shrock.   A brother,  Melvin Slabach is deceased.

The funeral was held September 29, 2006 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Gloria Mishler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Slabach, Melvin E.
, 73, of Naples, FL died July 17, 2006 at Naples, FL of Glioblastoma Multiforme.  He was born at Goshen, IN  to Bill & Edna (Miller 8/8/1912- 6/25/1994) Slabach.  On September 13, 1952 he was married to Marilyn Litwiller, who survives.

Surviving are children, Ron Slabach (Kathy O'Connor); Ken Slabach; Jim Slabach (Mindy Annis); and 4 grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings: Irvin Slabach (Carolyn Byler); Ruby Schrock (Melvin Schrock);
and Mary Miller (Paul E. Miller).  He was predeceased by a brother,  Melvin Schrock (Ruby).

The funeral was held July 29, 2006 at Cornerstone United Methodist Church, Naples, FL. He was cremated.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Marilyn Slabach, Naples, FL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Smoker, Abner K
., 90, of Phoenix, Arizona died August 19, 2006 of natural causes.  He was born to David Smoker and Mary Kauffman Smoker-Lapp.  He was married to Viola Smoker, who survives.

Surviving are children, Myrna Cramer, Arlan Smoker, LaVon Miller, 10 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held August 25, 2006 at Best Funeral Home, Peoria, Arizona.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Smucker, John R
.
July 28, 1932 - Sept. 1, 2006
Published: Sunday, September 03, 2006 -- The Truth, Elkhart, IN

GOSHEN -- John R. Smucker, 74, of 2513 College Ave., died at 4:20 p.m. Friday (Sept. 1, 2006) at home.
He was born July 28, 1932, in Smithville, Ohio to J. Mervin and Icie (Wenger) Smucker. He married Donna L. Gerber on July 21, 1956, in Walnut Creek, Ohio.

She survives, along with two daughters, Elizabeth (Michael) Grieser of Goshen and Emily (Lorin) Beidler of Lancaster, Pa.; two sons, John (Beth) Smucker of Goshen and Stephen (Judy Clemens) Smucker of Bluffton, Ohio; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Emma Stutzman of Orville, Ohio; and three brothers, Stanley (Marlene) Smucker of North Newton, Kan., and Ralph (Lila) Smucker and David (Geneva) Smucker, both of Smithville, Ohio.
Friends may call from 2 to and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at North Goshen Mennonite Church, 501 N. Eighth St., Goshen. A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, and a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Tuesday at North Goshen Mennonite Church. The Rev. Dean Linsenmeyer and the Rev. Marian Hostetler will officiate.

Mr. Smucker was a retired Mennonite pastor, having served pastorates in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Iowa and Indiana. He was a former director of Camp Amigo, and he taught at Christopher Dock Mennonite High School in Pennsylvania and Bethany Christian High School in Goshen. He served on many Mennonite Church and conference committees. He also wrote articles and took photos for church-related publications.
He was a graduate of Smithville (Ohio) High School, Goshen College and Goshen Biblical Seminary.
Mr. Smucker was a member of North Goshen Mennonite Church, the Elkhart Genealogical Society, J.I. Case Collectors Association and a past president of the North America Schmucker/Smoker/Smucker Family Association.
He enjoyed running an income tax business and working as a painting contractor.
Memorials may be made to North Goshen Mennonite Church. Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

 

Sollenberger, Solomon John, 87, of 16366 Spielman Road, Williamsport, Maryland, died Saturday, November 4, 2006 at his home.

Born December 1, 1918 in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late Christopher C. and Lena Horst Sollenberger.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Mamie Butts Sollenberger in 1999.

He is survived by one daughter, Judy Lowe of Myersville, Maryland; one son, Harry Sollenberger of Annapolis, Maryland; two sisters, Mildred Ebersole and Ruth Good both of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania; nineteen grandchildren and thirty-six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Lena Ortiz; one son, John Edgar Sollenberger; one sister, Elizabeth Hawbaker.
Services will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnich Funeral Home, 415 East Wilson Boulevard, Hagerstown, Maryland. Nathan Hawbaker and Paul Beam will officiate. Burial will be in Chambersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday at the funeral home from 7 to 9 p.m.

The family requests the omission of flowers. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, Western Maryland Hospital, Third Floor, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, Hagerstown, Maryland 21742.

Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH




Sommerfeld, Charley
, 91, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died July 12, 2006 at Hesston, Harvey Co., KS.  He was born January 5, 1915 at Canton, Marion Co., KS to John & Ora (Young) Sommerfeld.  On December 15, 1940 he was married to Stella Bitikofer, who survives.

Surviving are children, Keith (Shirley) Sommerfeld; Berdena Sommerfeld (Marion) Evers;
Darrel (Brenda) Sommerfeld; five grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by siblings: Lester Sommerfeld, Ernest Sommerfeld, and Herman Sommerfeld.

The funeral was held July 15, 2006 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Harvey Co., KS with burial in the Spring Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery, Canton, Marion Co., KS.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Norma Diller Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Sommerfeld, Clarence Willis,
96, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died May 24, 2006 at Hesston, Harvey Co., KS.  He was born May 24, 1910 at Canton, Marion Co., KS to Jacob & Matie (Young) Sommerfeld.  On May 1, 1938 he was married to Anabel Beck, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Gordon (Deanna) Sommerfeld, Jay Sommerfeld, 6 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. One daughter is deceased, Joyce Sommerfeld Blosser (Darrell Blosser - living)

Also surviving is a sister, Bertha Sommerfeld Selzer.  He was predeceased by siblings: Harold Sommerfeld, Raymond Sommerfeld, Mildred Sommerfeld, and Edna Sommerfeld.

The funeral was held June 2, 2006 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Harvey Co., KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery Hesston, Harvey Co., KS.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Norma Diller,  Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Sprague,
Frederick E.
, 77, of Ligonier, IN died June 21, 2006 at Goshen, IN.  He was born November 20, 1915 at Milo, ND to Frank & Ethel (Growcock) Sprague.  On June 16, 1951   he was married to Esther Eash, who survives.

Surviving are his mother, Ethel Sprague, children: Gerald Sprague, Cathy James, Peggy Stuckman; 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are two sisters: Betty Chiddister and Janice Rarick.

He was predeceased by his father, Frank Sprague, 10 brothers and five sisters.

The funeral was held June 24, 2006 at Ulrey-Renner Funeral Home, Ligonier, IN with burial in Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ron Kennel, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Springer, Myrtle Mariette Birky
, 93, of 2944 Greenwood Acres Dr. Apt. E 314, DeKalb, IL  died July 5, 2006 at DeKalb, IL.  She was born December 4, 1912 at Groveland, IL to Joseph & Marietta (Gearen) Dully.  On November 23, 1979 she was married to Alan Springer, who is deceased.

Surviving are, Mary Ann (Doug) McDowell (daughter); Helen (Joel) Maurer (daughter); Ronald (Donna) Springer (stepson); Mary Faith (Ken) Litwiller (stepdaughter); Marjorie Detweiler (stepdaughter); Barb (Loren) Eash (stepdaughter-in-law); and 6 grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her first husband, Walter Birky on December 20, 1968 whom she married August 10, 1946. 

The funeral was held July 8, 2006 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, IL with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale, IL.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Hopedale Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Sprunger, Max T
.,
85, of Goshen, IN died June 26, 2006 of a ruptured aneurysm.  He was born June 13, 1921 to Martin & Linda (Luginbill) Sprunger.  He was married to Virginia Schwartz, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Lewis W. Sprunger, Joseph A. Sprunger, Jonathan W. Sprunger, Ann M. Sprunger, Edumund L. Sprunger, and 8 grandchildren.

The funeral was held June 29, 2006 at Hively Ave. Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stalter,  Earl J.
, 90, of Middlebury, Indiana died November 9, 2006 at Middlebury, Indiana.  He was born January 11, 1916 at Gridley, Illinois to John D. & Ida (Yoder) Stalter.  On March 19, 1938 he was married to LeAnna Miller, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Virginia Lee Kramer, Darlene Fay (Robert) Kujawski, Richard E.J. (Nanette) Stalter, Dennis Ray Stalter, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two daughters, Beverly Jane Birkey, Carol Ann Stalter and a brother, John D. (Kathryn) Stalter.

Memorial services were held November 13, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Indiana with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Indiana.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman, Middlebury, Indiana
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stalter, S. Fred
, 95, of Elida, OH died May 15, 2006 at Delphos, OH of failing health.  He was born March 25, 1911 at Elida, OH to James & Bertie (Swartz) Stalter.  On December 25, 1935 he was married to Mary Heatwole, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Carolyn (Raymond) Beggs; Shirley (Merrill) Kauffman; Janice (Morris) Roth; Dorothy (Melvin) Troyer; James (Chloe Ann) Stalter, 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held May 19, 2006  at Pike Mennonite Church, Elida, Allen Co., OH  with burial in the Salem Cemetery, Elida, Allen Co., OH.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Wilma Hofstetter, Elida, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stalter, Timothy W.
, 91, of Pigeon , Michigan died January 28, 2006 at Pigeon, Michigan.  He was born November 1, 1914 at Elida, Ohio to Christian & Salome (Good) Stalter.  On October 30, 1938 he was married to Daisy Miller, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Darwin Stalter (Harriet), Delton Stalter(Dee), Gary Stalter, Randy
Stalter, 12 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by a son, Galen Stalter.

The funeral was held February 2, 2006 at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, Pigeon, Michigan.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Scot Wilson,  Pigeon , MI
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stauffer, Emma W. Shirk
, 88, of 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, died Tuesday, May 2, 2006 at Fairmount Homes.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Joseph M. and Emma W. (Weber) Shirk. Her husband, Irvin R. Stauffer, died in 1968. She was a homemaker and worked at Spring Glen Fresh Foods in Ephrata and was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving is a daughter, Minerva, married to David N. Sensenig of Ephrata; six grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Shirk of Ephrata; and three sisters, Miriam, married to Isaac Hoover of Versailles, Mo., Eva Nolt of Lititz, and Mabel Martin of Ephrata.

Preceding her in death is a daughter, Muriel Houck; a grandson, Kenneth Sensenig; six sisters, Catharine Shirk, Ella Nolt, Edna Hoover, Lydia Weaver, Lena Shirk, and Esther Brubaker; and eight brothers, Paul, John, David, Joseph, Weaver, Jacob, James, and Ivan Shirk.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 8, at 9 a.m. at the home of Beatrice Stauffer, 194 Kurtz Road, Ephrata, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Martindale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Viewing will be on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. from the home of Beatrice Stauffer. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements with Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.
Intelligencer Journal - 5/4/2006
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Steiner, Arlene Amstutz
, 90, of Orrville, OH died September 27, 2006 after a period of declining health at Wooster, Wayne Co., Ohio.  She was born October 22, 1915 at Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio to Daniel & Fannie (Zaugg) Amstutz.

She was married 1st on Sept. 7, 1940 to Glenn L. Schrock, who died on September 1, 1952; 2nd in 1957 to Ross L. Gerber, who died in April of 1973; after which she was married to  Rev. James A. Steiner, who died January 11, 1993.

Surviving are children: James L. (Susan) Schrock; Philip (Rayene) Schrock; Step-children:
Nancy (Mark) Conrad; David (Fern) Gerber; Daniel (Janet) Gerber; Dwight (Paula) Gerber; Amy (Tom) Kauffman; Geneva (Dave) Smucker; Dr. Gerald (Beulah) Steiner; Eleanor (Marion) Yoder; Marilyn (Eldon) Eigsti; 29 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings: Anna Sommer Amstutz, Ella Rohrer, Em Gonter (Don) Geiser, Jeanne Schafrath, and Duane (Marie) Amstutz.  She was predeceased by siblings: C. S. Amstutz, C.V. Amstutz, Pauline Miller, Leona Hostetler, Lavera Amstutz

The funeral was held September 30, 2006 at Orrville Mennonite Church, Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio with burial in Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Smithville, Wayne Co., Ohio.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Jan Kauffman, Orrville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Steiner, Bertha Bontrager
, 81, of Dalton, Ohio died May 4, 2006 at Doctors Hospital Massillon, Ohio after a brief illness.  She was born February 20, 1925 at Kalona, Iowa to Ernie & Malinda (Christner) Bontrager.  On October 20, 1946 she was married to Walter Steiner, who survives.

Surviving are children, Keith (Darlene) Steiner, Marlin Steiner, Dan (Desiree) Steiner, Carol (Danny) Nottingham, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held May 7, 2006 at Longenecker Mennonite Church, Winesburg, Ohio with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Steury, Ada Troyer
, 86, of Goshen, IN died February 24, 2006 at Goshen, IN of complications following a stroke.  She was born December 16, 1919 at Goshen, IN to Sam & Sarah (Yoder) Troyer.  On December 19, 1940 she was married to Virgil H.Steury, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Helen (Ken) Nafziger, Robert W. (Barbara) Steury, Douglas V. LuAnn) Steury, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.
A son, Donnie Lee Steury is deceased.

Also surviving are brothers and sisters, Ida (Vernon) Riegsecker, Edith Herschberger, Elroy, Ora, Floyd and Sam Troyer.  She was predeceased by two brothers, Alvin, her twin, and Howard.

The funeral was held February 26, 2006 at North Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetary Goshen, IN.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Cheryl Beachey,  Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Stockton, Lorraine M.
, 96, of West Liberty, OH died January 11, 2006 at West Liberty, OH  of natural causes.  She was born December 5, 1909 at St. Paul, MN to James & Nellie (Flynn) Maley.  On September 7, 1930 she was married to John M. Stockton, who is deceased.

Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Zook, 3 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.
 
The funeral was held January 15, 2006 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty, OH with burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, OH.

Submitted by: Marla Longenecker, West Liberty, OH 43357
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Stoner, Clyde B.
, 89, of Lititz, PA, formerly of Lancaster, died March 9, 2006 at United Zion Home, Lititz, PA. He was born in Ephrata, PA to Elam S. and Emma Buchen Stoner. He was the husband of the late Elizabeth Sheaffer Stoner who died May 6, 2003.

He was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA where he had taught Sunday school and was a songleader. He was the bookkeeper for the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society. 

Survived by a daughter, Janet E., wife of Irvin S. Wenger of Guatemala City, Guatemala, two sons, James C., husband of Sharon E. Weaver Stoner of Lancaster, PA and David E., husband of Sandra Martin Stoner of Phoenix, AZ, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Funeral service was March 13, 2006 at the Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with Pastor Jason Kuniholm officiating. Interment will follow in the Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, West Earl Twp. Leola, PA
Source: obit files of Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Stuckey, Melvin C.

(1922 - 2006)

Melvin C. Stuckey, 83, of Fayette, died Friday morning, March 24, 2006, at St. Luke's Hospital in Maumee, where he was admitted March 19, following a brief illness.
Born May 5, 1922, at West Unity, to Lottie (Klinger) and Aaron Stuckey, he married M. Joan Graber on Dec. 19, 1948, and she survives.
A resident of the Fayette area since 1959, he was a bookkeeper at Yoder & Frey Inc. at Archbold for over 30 years before retiring in 1987.
He was a lifelong member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, Randy (and wife, Karen) Stuckey of West Unity, Greg (Susan) Stuckey and Arnie (Sally) Stuckey, both of Fayette; a daughter, Mrs. Jim (Deborah) Taddeo of Alliance; and eight grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Myra Stuckey; and a sister, Berneda Bender.
Visitation will be held Sunday from 2-6 p.m. in the Lockport Mennonite Church.
Memorial services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Allen Rutter to officiate. Interment will precede in the Lockport Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Gideons International or to Habitat for Humanity.
Bryan Times, Bryan, OH
www.bryantimes.com March 25 2006
Submitted by: Rose


Stuckey, Melvin C., 83, of Fayette, OH died March 24, 2006 of complications.  He was born  to Aaron & Lottie (Klinger) Stuckey.  He was married to M. Joan Stuckey, who survives.

Surviving are children, Randy (Karen) Stuckey, Greg (Susan) Stuckey, Arnie (Sally)Stuckey, Deborah (Jim) Taddeo, and 8 grandchildren.

The funeral was held March 27, 2006 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, OH.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Stutzman, Angela "Angie" Lee


Angela "Angie" Lee Stutzman, of Milford, died Friday, February 17, 2006 at her home near Milford at the age of 33 years, 10 months and 22 days after a courageous battle with kidney disease. She was born in Friend, Nebraska on March 26, 1972 to Ron and Amy (Riley) Stutzman, the oldest of four children. Angie attended school in Utica and graduated with the Class of 1993 from Centennial Public School. Angie had a great love of life and family. Her most precious moments were those when she was holding babies and surrounded by her family. Angie had the ability to touch many people in so many ways. For the last 6 years she was taking Dialysis treatments 3 times a week. But through it all she remained a pillar of strength and would not let her sickness hold her back. Angie attended East Fairview Mennonite Church. . She loved life to the fullest and was a kid at heart. In her spare time she enjoyed, giving rides on her 4-wheeler, race cars, watching airplanes, playing on her keyboard, and would often be heard singing and talking on the phone. She was an avid wrestling fan and often recorded the matches on TV. But most of all her family was number one in her heart.
She is survived by her parents, Ron and Amy Stutzman, Milford, sister, Tonya Ackerman, Milford, brothers and sisters-in-law, Shawn and Kelly Stutzman, Lincoln, Brandon and Kiann Stutzman Milford, nieces and nephews, Quinlan and Ryleigh Ackerman, Grant Stutzman and Ona Stutzman, grandmothers, Lois Riley, Nora Lea Stutzman, both of Milford, aunts and uncles, Scott and Kathy Stutzman, Kent and Karleen Stutzman, Bryan and Lynsay Stutzman, Terry and Jolene Stutzman, Jim Stutzman, Kirk and Kim Riley, Kip and Nelda Riley, Jed and Nicki Riley, Connie and Nelson Bechtold, Susan Stutzman, Janet and Richard Snyder, Linda and Maurice Jantze, Lori and Rod Yoder, Jana and Rod Schweitzer, and a host of cousins, great-aunts and uncles and other family and friends, each and everyone loved by Angie
Angie was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Ferman Riley and Clair Stutzman, uncle, Bill Riley, aunt Charlotte Riley, cousins,
A Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 21, 2006 at East Fairview Mennonite Church, rural Milford, with Rev. Bill Saltzman and Rev. Anthony Troyer officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 9-9 on Monday, February 20, 2006, with the family receiving friends from 6-8 pm at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford, and also one hour before the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorials are directed in care of the family.

From: Lauber-Moore Funeral Home Obituary
-  Milford, Friend, and Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE



Stutzman, Ervin Clinton
   

Ervin Clinton Stutzman, of Milford, died Saturday, August 5, 2006, at his home in Milford at the age of 89.
He was born May 5, 1917, on a farm near Milford, Nebraska to Aaron & Lena (Sutter) Stutzman the 3rd of 6 children. At the age of 14, Ervin accepted Christ as his personal savior and in 1931 was baptized and became a long-time member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church. He attended Stauffer Country School and at the age of 11, Ervin's father died and so he assisted his brothers with farming. On March 2, 1941, he was united in marriage to Nina M. Stutzman at the Wood River Mennonite Church and to this union three children were born, Joan, Karen and Michael.. Ervin worked as a mason and contractor for many years, and helped many others to learn his trade. Many times over the years Ervin would volunteer with MDS at various disaster sites around the country. In 1977, he retired and moved into Milford. He and Nina wintered in Sun City, AZ, where he enjoyed fellowshipping with many of their friends and relatives. Ervin loved to play his harmonica and was a very soft-spoken gentleman and often would encourage others.
Survivors include his wife, Nina, of Milford, daughters & sons-in-law, Joan & Donald Miller, Wayland, IA, Karen & Ronald Leichty, Milford, son & daughter-in-law, Michael & Mary Stutzman, Papillion, grandchildren, Denise Zieglowsky and her husband Jim, Eric Leichty & his wife Robin, Christine Leichty, Reginal Leichty & his wife Alise, Laura Garris & her husband, Trent, Cecil Cole and Lora, Jay Stutzman; great-grandchildren, Jamie & Erica Zieglowsky, Christian, Aubrianna & Nathaniel Leichty and Elsa Leichty, Taylor Garris, Kelsei and Harlei Cole, brother & sister-in-law, Calvin & Raye Stutzman, Hastings, sisters-in-law, Anna Mae Troyer, Goshen, IN, Lucille Scheive, Minot, ND, Elsie Brown and Rose Stutzman, both of Cairo, Berniece McKee, Yuca Valley, CA, Dorothy Stutzman, Milford, Julie Rodarte, Glendale, AZ, Dera Lee & Dennis Klanecky, St Paul, NE, Berniece & Harlan Hershberger, Milford, Agnes Stutzman, Omaha, Merna & Joe Matejka, Ravenna, NE, brother-in-law, Larry & Shirley Stutzman, Cairo, many nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.
Ervin was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Glen, Merton, Chester and Virgil Stutzman, sister-in-law, Viola Schlegel, Margaret Tellas, brothers-in-law, Art, Floyd & Dean Stutzman, Paul Tellas, Alfred Troyer, Leroy Brown and Gerhardt Schieve and a great-granddaughter, Ashley Zieglowsky.
Services are 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 8, 2006, at East Fairview Mennonite Church, Rural Milford, with Pastor Bill Saltzman and Anthony Troyer officiating. Interment is in the church cemetery. Visitation is 2:00-9:00 p.m. Monday at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford with family receiving friends 7-9:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Memorials have been established to the East Fairview Mennonite Church. Pallbearers are Jim Zieglowsky, Cecil Cole, Jay Stutzman, Reg Leichty, Eric Leichty and Keith Stutzman. The quartet of Richard Miller, Mark Saltzman, James Stutzman and Carry Schweitzer, sang "Blessed Assurance" and "Come Home - Come Home" during the service and "I'll Fly Away" at the graveside. Auris Roth, songleader led the congregation as they sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Oh I Love Jesus". Cloy Stutzman played a harmonica accompanyment to "Oh I Love Jesus".

From: Lauber-Moore Funeral Home Obituary
-  Milford, Friend, and Beaver Crossing, Nebraska.
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE




Stutzman, Fern Mast
, 60, of Elkhart, IN died September 5, 2006 at Elkhart, Indiana  from a head injury caused by a fall.  She was born March 8, 1946 at Benton, Elkhart County, Indiana  to Raymond and Polly (Yoder) Mast.  On June 26,1965 she was married to William Stutzman, who survives.

Surviving are children, Sheila (Michael) Terlep; Mike Stutzman, and five grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers and sisters: Doris (Dan) Zook; Joan (Dan) Beechy; Cindy
(Derald) Bontrager; and Freda (James) Kohlmejer. She was predeceased by siblings: Karen (Erv) Bontrager and an infant brother, Paul David Mast

The funeral was held September 9, 2006 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana  with burial in the Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, Elkhart Co, Indiana.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Karen Troyer, Goshen, Indiana
Clinton Frame Mennonite Church
 Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stutzman, Mary K. Schlabach
, 54, of Berlin, OH died September 7, 2006 from cancer.  She was born October 11, 1951 in Holmes County, OH, to Roy and Evelyn (Hershberger)  Schlabach.  On May 18, 1974 she was married to Paul V. Stutzman, who survives, along with her mother.

Surviving are children, Rodrick (Jill) Stutzman, Melissa Stutzman, Kristin (Trevor)Thomas, and one  grandchild.

Also surviving are a brother, Bruce (Janet) Schlabach and a sister, Sharon (Gary) Yackey. She was predeceased by a sister, Vicki Schlabach.

The funeral was held September 10, 2006 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Gloria Mishler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Stutzman, Thelma Stutzman
, 86, of Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas died January 28, 2006 at Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas of Heart failure.  She was born October 15, 1919 at  Chappell, Deuel Co., Nebraska to Wesley & Emma (Yoder) Stutzman. Emma was born October 1, 1892 and died in 1998.

On December 31, 1942 Thelma was married to Raymon Stutzman, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Curtis Stutzman, Thomas Stutzman, Timothy Stutzman, Dallas Stutzman, 10 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister, Cora Stauffer. She was predeceased by a brother, Paul Stutzman and a sister, Lela Stutzman.

The funeral was held February 1, 2006 at Holechek Chapel, Chappell, Deuel Co., Nebraska, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Dallas Stutzman Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stutzman, Velma Irene Martin


June 9, 2006, in Crestview Care Center, Milford, NE
In Loving Memory Of  Velma I. Stutzman     
Velma Irene Stutzman, of Milford, died Friday, June 9, 2006, at Crestview Care Center in Milford at the age of 94 years, 6 months and 27 days.  She was born November 13, 1911, the second child born to Peter and Margaret "Maggie" (Smetter) Martin. As a young girl, Velma attended Goehner Public School and later attended and graduated from Flowing Well Country School near Beaver Crossing. Velma was baptized at West Fairview Mennonite Church where she accepted Christ as her personal savior and later became a member of Bellwood Mennonite Church in Milford. During a snowstorm on February 11, 1932, Velma was united in marriage to Lester Stutzman at her parents home. To this union four children, Richard, Dorothy, Donald and an infant son, were born.  Together they made their home on a farm near Beaver Crossing where Lester farmed until the 1960's. Velma was an excellent hostess and was a constant helper with the farm chores throughout their life. While they lived east of Beaver Crossing, Velma often opened her home to anyone who was visiting in the area. An excellent cook, she could always find and fix extra food for her guests. Her family especially remembers her roast beef and doughnuts. During the winter months, in her spare time, Velma enjoyed quilting and making rag rugs. A loving mother and caregiver, she never had a cross word for anyone. In her later years she often participated in the sewing group at the church. They then moved to Goehner and eventually to Milford in 1999 where she and Lester made their home at Linden Village.  Velma is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Thelma Stutzman, Beaver Crossing, daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy and Paul Stutzman, Wood River, daughters-in-law, Judy Stutzman, Beaver Crossing, 10 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Orvin Good, Columbia, SC, numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, son, Donald, grand-daughter, Janelle, sister, Esther Roth and two infant sisters.  A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, June 12, 2006, at Bellwood Mennonite Church, Milford, with Rev. Orlan Koehn officiating. Interment is in the Milford Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday, 2-5:00 p.m. at Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford and also 7-9:00 p.m. Sunday at the church, where family will greet family and friends. Memorials have been established to the Bellwood Mennonite Church or may be directed in care of the family. Pallbearers are Brad, Tom, Kirk, Allan "Ernie", Mike, Gordon and Craig Stutzman. Honorary Pallbearers are Vickie Roth, Jeri Knapp and Lori Kennel. Lauber-Moore Funeral Home, Milford, is entrusted with arrangements.
From: Lauber-Moore Funeral Home Obituary
-  Milford, Friend, and Beaver Crossing, Nebraska
Submitted by: Ann Miller White, Lincoln, NE



Styer, Abraham S.
, 84, of Souderton, PA died November 30, 2006.  He was born July 16, 1922 at Telford, PA to Alvin and Martha (Swartley) Styer.  On April 6, 1947 he was married to Anna Marie Detweiler, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Jack A. Styer, Barry L. Styer, A. Darlene Boyle, Donna L. Thomas, and four grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Grant Styer and Lester Styer, and a sister, Marion Monahan.

Memorial services were held December 6, 2006 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Peggy Buzzard, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Swan, Louise Epp
, 93, of Henderson, NE died March 28, 2006  at Henderson, NE.  She was born September 18, 1912 at Henderson, NE to Jacob M. & Marie (Peters) Epp.  She was married to (1) Albert A. Buller, deceased; (2) Leroy Trautman, surviving; & (3) Arthur Swan, deceased.

Surviving are children, Don (Shirley) Buller, Dale (JoAnne) Buller, Glen (Carolyn) Buller, Donna (Randy) Ratzlaff, Leroy (Connie) Trautman & daughter in law Berdine Buller, 16 grandchildren, and 33 great-grandchildren.  A son, Albert Lee Buller is deceased.

Also surviving is a sister, Jeanette Regier.  She was predeceased by siblings: Emma, Minnie, Willard, Robert and Herman.

The funeral was held April 3, 2006 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson NE with burial in Bethesda Mennonite Church Cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Tammy Ott,  Henderson, NE
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Swartzendruber, Elsie Pearl Mast
, 99, of Morton, IL died December 30, 2006 at Morton, Tazewell Co., Illinois. She was born July 29, 1907 at Greentown, Indiana to Samuel D. and Lydia (Sproal) Mast.  She was married to S. Thomas  Swartzendruber, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Edwin Swartzendruber (Sharon), Lynn Swartzndruber (Sharon), Carolyn Nafziger (Gene), eight grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held January 5, 2007 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, TazewellCo.,  Illinois with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., Illinois.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Julie Hendricks, Hopedale, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Swartzentruber, Elizabeth Viola
, 90, of Pigeon, Michigan died December 12, 2006 after long illness.  She was born to Jacob and Mary (Boshart) Christner.  She was married to Vernon Swartzentruber, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Leon Swartzentruber, Joyce (Fred) Marmion, Elva Mast, Melva (Tom) Barstow, Harold Swartzentruber,  14 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings, Marion Nafziger, Dorothy (Maurice)Nafziger, sister-in-law, Elmina Christner, brother-in-law, Glen King.

She was preceded in death by brothers and sisters, Jesse, William, Alvin, Ervin, Louis, Emanuel, Alta Piehl, Margaret King, Bertha and Martha Christner.

Memorial services were held December 15, 2006 at Pigeon River Mennonite Church, Pigeon,  Michigan.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Luke Yoder, Pigeon, Michigan
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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