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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.

2010 A to B


  Aeschliman, Anna L. Stuckey;   Ahijevych, Mykola;   Albrecht, Miriam M. Sutter;    Alderfer, Earle Landes;   Alderfer, Mary Ellen S. Shisler;   Alger, John Paul;   Alliman, Mae Richard;   Ament, Frances M. Weaver;   Amstutz, Lester D.;   Amstutz, Myron Jay;   Anderson, David;   Anderson, John;   Andriotis, Carol Maxine Rinkenberger   Armstrong, Thelma I. Rufenacht;   Arndt, Mary "Arlene" Miller;   Auker, Earl Richard;   Auker, Edna M. Gehman;   Auker, Jerry S.;    Aungst, Grace Gehman;   Bachman, Frieda J. Hirschy;   Bachman, Lucinda LaVerne Burkey;   Balzer, Arthur;    Barringer, Arthur L.;   Baum, Anna Mary;   Bauman, Alvin Hertzler;   Bauman, Elwood "Woody"; . Bauman, Erla Lucille Musselman;   Beachy, Barbara A. Hochstetler;   Beachy, Clara Schrock;   Beachy, Elizabeth J. Blucker Beachy, Vivian Marie;   Bechtel, Grace D. Derstine;   Beck, Anna Ruth Weaver   Beck, Charles E.;   Beebe, Mary J. Stucky;   Beiler, Emma S. Stoltzfus;   Bender, Lloyd I.;   Bennett, Mary Elizabeth Tressler;   Bergstresser, John E.;   Berkey, Austin L.;   Berkshire, Evelyn Marie; . . Betzelberger, Betty Garber Christophel; . .  Birky, Marian "Loretta" Phillips;   Bitikofer, Margaret M. Lucas;   Blank, Roberta S. Fisher;   Blessing, Lena S. Brubacher;   Blosser, Peggy Ann Yoder;  Blosser, Stella E. Yoder;   Blucker, Gene;   Boley, Mary Miller;   Boll, Ruth Ebersole;   Boll, Ryan Anthony "Buck";   Boller, Martin;   Bollinger, Eva W. Burkholder Good;   Bomberger, Alta Mae Witmer;   Bomberger,  Robert E., Sr.;   Bontrager, Annie M. Yoder;   Bontrager, Levi  "Lee" J.;   Bontrager, Marie Mishler;   Bontrager, Mary E. Yoder;   Bontrager, Mary Ellen Bontrager;   Bontrager, Susannah Troyer;   Bontrager, Willis R    Borkholder, Jacob;   Borkholder, Noah T.Borkholder, Susie "Carolyn" Miller;   Boshart, Burdette Joseph;.  Boshart, Harold Lyle;   Bowman, Lydia S. Stauffer;   Bowman, Paul K.;   Boyts, Jim N.;    Brackbill, Anna M.;   Brackbill, Arthur P.;   Brandt, Ethel M. Weaver;   Breneman, Clifford W.;   Breneman, Miriam H. Hostetter;   Breneman, Ruth C. Wenger;   Brenneman, Grace Short;   Brenneman, Harold H.;   Brenneman, Lois Ellen Hege;   Brenneman, Janice Louise Ridgway;   Brenneman, Orlo C.;   Brilhart, Earle Rodney; Britsch, Doris C. Lugbill;   Brooks, Allan D.;   Brown, Malinda Rose Lingenfelder;   Brown, Vivain Weldy;   Brubacher, Curtis;   Brubaker, Edna M. Sauder;    Brubaker, Glenn Stauffer;   Brubaker, Howard G.;   Brubaker, Mary Catherine Shafer;    Brubaker, Paul S.;   Brubaker, Sherri Kaye;   Brunk, Truman Henry, II;   Buckwalter, Elizabeth Griffith;   Buckwalter, Erlis R. "Bud";   Buller, Dean D.;   Buller, Ruth Lehman;   Burkey, Nancy Ann Wenger;   Burkey, Teresa A. Eicher;   Burkhalter, Ramoth Isabel Lowe;   Burkhardt, Doneta Hershberger;   Burkhart, John M.;    Burkhart, Leah E. "Betty" Wenger;   Burkholder, Edith W. Zimmerman;      Burkholder, Galen G.;   Burkholder, Isaac M.;   Burkholder, J. Lawrence;   Burkholder, Lloyd Heatwole;   Burkholder, Melvin J.;   Burkholder, Omar Ray;   Buschert, David Chester;   Buskirk, Ethel Dintaman  Byler, Edward T.  Byler, Elizabeth Stutzman 


Aeschliman, Anna L. Stuckey,
91, of Stryker, OH died July 17, 2010 at Archbold, Fulton Co., OH. 

She was born December 18, 1918 at Archbold to Aaron and Sarah (Eicher) Stuckey.  Aaron was born November 21, 1885 and died June 3, 1971.  Sarah was born October 1, 1889 and died November 25, 1974.

On February 18, 1941 at Archbold, OH she was married to Hyrthal E. Aeschliman, who was born December 12, 1916 and died February 26, 2007.

Surviving are children, Janice (Evan) Kreider; Judy (Charles) Davis; Betty (Douglas) Beck; David (Connie) Aeschliman; and Sue (Marlin) Groff; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Ivan Stuckey and Arthur (Mary Ellen) Stuckey; and a sister, Clara Frey.

Five brothers, Walter Stuckey, Chester Stuckey, Joseph Stuckey, Earl Stuckey, and Donald Stuckey, and a granddaughter, Terri Davis preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 22, 2010 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Williams Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Sue A. Groff, Kinzer, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ahijevych, Mykola
, 99, of Sugarcreek, OH died September 29, 2010 at Walnut Creek, OH after an extended illness.  He was born February 11, 1911 in Belarus.  On January 21, 1934 in Belarus he was married to Maria Marunchenko, who was born June 14, 1913 and died September 28,2005.

Surviving are children, Svetlana (Maurice) Miller; Mykola (Karen) Ahijevych, Jr.; and Anatol (Karen) Ahijevych, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

During WWII he was taken, with his family, by Germans retreating from Stalingrad, Russia to a concentration work camp in Germany where he endured several years of forced labor.  When WWII ended the family eventually immigrated to the United States in 1951 as Displaced Persons.  They were sponsored by First Mennonite Church of Sugarcreek, OH where they made their home.  On September 17, 1987 he and his wife Maria became US citizens.

Memorial services were held October 4, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek, OH with burial in Union Hill Cemetery, Sugarcreek, OH.

Submitted by: Jayne Byler, Sugarcreek, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Albrecht, Miriam M. Sutter, 86, of Goshen, IN died March 31, 2010 at the same place.  She was born May 16, 1923 at Hopedate, IL to Lee and Alma (Nafziger) Sutter.  On June 10, 1951 at Hopedale, IL she was married to Alfred J. Albrecht, who was born January 22, 1924 and died June 23, 2008.

Surviving are a son, James "Jamie" (Coralyn) Albrecht, a daughter, Trish (James) Yoder, four grandchildren, two brothers, Willis (Esther) Sutter and Earl (Margaret) Sutter, and three sisters, Edna (Roy) Springer, Lela Sutter, and Jean (John) King.

Two brothers, Vernal Sutter and Dennis Sutter, and three sisters, Alice Wenger, Ina Sutter, and Oleeda Albrecht preceded her in death.

Miriam graduated in 1950 from Goshen College.  She taught school for 36 years in Illinois and Indiana.  She was a member of the Indiana State Retired Teachers Association and the Elkhart County Retired Teachers Association. She was a member of College Mennonite Church and the Homebuilders S. S. Class and enjoyed attending the CMC Mennonite Women meetings when she was able.

Memorial services were held April 10, 2010 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Alderfer, Allen C.
, 69, of Sellersville, PA died May 5, 2010 at Grand View Hospital.

He was born in Quakertown, to the late Titus and Dorothy (Crouthamel) Alderfer. He was the loving husband of Gladys B. (Yoder) Alderfer.

Allen was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church of Souderton, PA.

Survived by his wife, Gladys, and son, David Alderfer, and wife, Jennifer, of Bethlehem, PA; a daughter, Rebecca Chandler, and husband, Jeremy, of Perkiomenville, PA; three grandsons, Jonathan Leffler, Jr., of Worcester, Zachary and Timothy Alderfer, both of Bethlehem, PA; and granddaughter, Hailee Chandler, of Perkiomenville, PA.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Alderfer.

Funeral service was May 8, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Souderton Mennonite Cemetery, Souderton, PA.
  
Source: The Reporter, Lansdale, PA Published May 06, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Alderfer, Earle Landes
, 93, of Sarasota, FL died January 2, 2010 at the same place with complications from pneumonia.  He was born January 13, 1916 at Harleysville, PA.  He was married to Mary Ellen _____, who survives.
Surviving are sons, John of Port Charlotte, FL; Herbert of Bland, VA; and Joseph of Sarasota, FL; a daughter, Linda Ruiz of Sarasota, FL, daughters-in-law, Francis, Patricia and Barbara, eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Earle was preceded in death by his grandson, Jonathan Edward Alderfer.

Earle and Mary Ellen were married 73 years. They were the former owners of the Rainbow Motor Lodge in Sarasota, FL. Earle passed away at Sunnyside Nursing Home, where his wife, Mary Ellen will continue to live.

Memorial services were held January 6, 2010 at Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL with burial in Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harleysville, PA.

Submitted by: Judi, Sarasota, FL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Alderfer, Mary Ellen S. Shisler
, 93, of Sarasota, FL died May 23, 2010 at the same place from congestive heart failure.  She was born November 26, 1916 at Harleysville, PA.  She was married to Earle Alderfer, who died April 2, 2010. Earle and Mary Ellen were married 73 years.

Surviving are sons, John (Frances) of Port Charlotte, Herbert (Patricia) of Bland, VA, and Joe (Barbara) of Sarasota, FL, a daughter, Linda Ruiz of Sarasota, FL, 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Jonathan Edward Alderfer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 26, 2010 at Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL  with burial in Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harleysville, PA.

Submitted by: Judith Mullett, Sarasota, FL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Alger, John Paul
, 87, of Broadway, Rockingham Co., VA died May 25, 2010 at Harrisonburg, Rockingham, VA.  He was born July 4, 1922 at Broadway, VA.  On February 19, 1949 he was married to Retha Romaine Mishler, who died December 21, 2009.

Surviving are a son, Victor E. Alger & wife, Judy Y. Alger of Broadway; a daughter, Wanda L. Alger & husband Scott Waples of Spokane, Washington; 3 grandchildren, brothers, Robert S. Alger & wife, Ruth of Dayton, VA; Ralph J. Alger of Dayton; and sisters, Catherine Lapp & husband, LeRoy of Morgantown, WV;
Mildred Glick & husband, Ike, of Alberta, Canada; and  Nellie Alger of Broadway.

A daugher, Phyllis Alger and a brother, Nelson Alger preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held June 5, 2010 at Zion Mennonite Chruch, Broadway, VA.

Submitted by: Debbie Smeeton, Broadway, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Alliman, Mae Richard


GOSHEN -- Mae Richard Alliman, 88, of Goshen, formerly of Iowa City, Iowa, died Sunday, Nov. 7, 2010.

Mrs. Alliman was born Jan. 11, 1922, in Wayland, Iowa, to the late Noah and Anna (Graber) Richard. On May 31, 1941, in Wayland, she married Gilbert Alliman. He died Aug. 3, 2005, in Goshen.

Surviving are a daughter, June A. (John D.) Yoder of Goshen; a son, Kirk G. (Jean) Alliman of Louisville, Ky.; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Robinson, Des Moines, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by a brother, John Richard, and two sisters, Clysta Richard and Ruby Telford.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service on Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Rev. Rose Widmer will officiate. A private graveside service will take place later in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Wayland, Iowa.

A 1939 graduate of Wayland (Iowa) High, she was actively involved in every church she attended. At her death, she was a member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen. For 20 years, while living in Iowa City, she was the office manager of a family business that prepared tax returns for hundreds of individuals. The Allimans retired in 1993 and moved to Goshen in 1997.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements. Memorials may be given to Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary or any charity.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/10/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Alliman, Mae Richard
, 88, of Goshen, IN died November 7, 2010, at Greencroft Healthcare Goshen, IN. She was born January 11, 1922 in Wayland, Iowa to Noah and Anna (Graber) Richard.   She married Gilbert W. Alliman on May 31, 1941 in Wayland.   He died August 3, 2005. Mrs. Alliman moved to Goshen in 1997, coming from Iowa City, Iowa.   She was a member of College Mennonite Church.

Survived by a daughter, June (John D.) Alliman Yoder of Goshen, IN; a son, Kirk G. (Jean) Alliman of Louisville, Kentucky; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Beverly Robinson of Des Moines, Iowa. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Clysta Richard and Ruby Telford; and a brother, John Richard.

A Memorial service was November 13, 2010 in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.   Pastor Rose Widmer will officiate, buried in Sugar Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Wayland, Iowa.

Source: Yoder-Kulp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Alliman, Mae Richard, 88, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died November 7, 2010 at the same place.  She was born January 11, 1922 at Wayland, Iowa to Noah and Anna (Graber) Richard.  On May 31, 1941 she was married to Gilbert Alliman, who died August 3, 2005.

Surviving are children, June A. (John D.) Yoder; and Kirk G. (Jean) Alliman,
three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a sister, Beverly Robinson.

A brother, John Richard and two sisters, Clysta Richard, and Ruby Telford preceded her in death.

Actively involved in church; office manager for 20 years of a family tax return business in Iowa City.

Memorial services were held November 13, 2010 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Heidi King, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Ament, Frances M. Weaver
, 96, of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA and formerly Washington Boro, PA died June 4, 2010. She was born December 21, 1913 in Lancaster Co., PA, to Charles M. and Anna (Eshleman) Weaver. She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin Warfel Ament, in 1991.

She was a member of Longenecker's Reformed Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.

Survived by her stepdaughter: Judy E., wife of Walter Lee Holbein of Florida; her nephews: Warren, husband of Vicky Weaver of York, PA; Jonathon, husband of Anna Weaver of St. Simon's Island, Georgia; her nieces: Catherine Weaver of Lancaster, PA; L. Louise, wife of Tom Greene of Silver Springs MD, Patricia,
wife of Louis Horner of Mashpee, MS and Karen, wife of Frank Furst of Atlanta Georgia; two step grandchildren: Robert Holbein and Sharri Dishong, both of
Peoria, AZ; and two great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Ament was preceded in death by her brothers, Harold E. and Richard E. Weaver.

Funeral service was June 9, 2010 at Longenecker's Reformed Mennonite Church, with Samuel Eshelman and Kenneth Kilgore officiating. Burial was in the
Longenecker's Reformed Mennonite cemetery, Lancaster, PA.
Source: LOL June 6, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Amstutz, Lester D.
87, of Kidron, OH died January 27, 2010.  He was born near Dalton, OH on February 2, 1922 to Dan F. and Eva (Gerber) Amstutz. On August 17, 1941, he married Caroline Nussbaum. She died April 25, 2006. They lived all of their lives in the Kidron, OH area.

He is survived by three daughters, Rhoda, Mrs. Samuel Huber of Crockett, KY, Arlene, widow of Luke Martin of Wildersville, TN, and Esther Amstutz of Dalton, OH; four grandchildren, Hannah Martin of Wildersville, TN, Titus (Hannah Elizabeth) Martin of Wildersville, TN, Rachel, Mrs. Silas Nolt of Altamont, TN, and Grace, Mrs. Robert McCaulou of Ephrata, PA; seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, Ruth, Mrs. Melvin Hershberger of Mount Eaton; four brothers, Earl, Paul and David Amstutz of Dalton and John Amstutz of Wadsworth.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Marvin Amstutz; and a son-in-law, Luke Martin.

Funeral services were January 30, 2010 at the County Line Mennonite Church, Dalton, OH with the Bethel Ministry officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Mennonite Cemetery, West Liberty, OH.
Source: Obit Files of Spidell Funeral Home, Mount Eaton, OH
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Amstutz, Myron Jay
, 82, of Kidron, Wayne Co., OH died August 24, 2010 at the same place from pulmonary fibrosis. 

He was born (October 7, 1927) at Kidron, OH to Albert and Della (Gerber) Amstutz.  Albert was born July 1, 1901 and died November 28, 1988.  Della was born June 28, 1901 and died May 11, 1982.

On March 19, 1950 at Kidron, OH he was married to Gladys Lehman, who was born July 20, 1929 and survives.

Surviving are children, Jane (Lloyd) Miller; Merle (Debbie) Amstutz; Louise Hernley; Deb (Larry) Miller; and Julie (Roger) Amstutz; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and three brother, Galen (Anna Mae) Amstutz; Doyle (Ella) Amstutz; and Sherman (Lavonne) Amstutz.

A sister, Agnes (Amstutz) Geiser, and two brothers, Dennis Amstutz and Aquila Amstutz preceded him in death.

He was a Mennonite Mission worker in Crockett, KY, 1955-1959; and deacon at
Sonnenberg Mennonite Church for 42 years.

Memorial services were held August 27, 2010 at Living Water Community Church, Dalton, Wayne Co., OH with burial in Sonnenberg Mennonite Church Cemetery, Kidron, OH.

Submitted by: Ellen Nussbaum, Kidron, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Anderson, David
, 96, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died March 8, 2010 at the same place.  He was born November 7, 1913 at Fair Oaks, IN to Albert and Susanna (Miller) Anderson and was married to Elta Holaway who is deceased.

Surviving are Daugters: Barbara and Russ Graber; Kathy and Lester Snyder; Diane and Elliott Amstutz and Son: Dave and Sharon DeBliek Anderson, and 7 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held March 20, 2010 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, KS.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Anderson, John


John Anderson, 82, of Arcola, passed away at 12 a.m. Friday, January 1, 2010, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Sunday morning at the Dennis Yoder residence, 578 E. CR 200 N., Arcola, with Bishop Daniel Rocke officiating. Burial was in Yoder Cemetery, rural Arthur. Visitation was any time prior to the funeral services at the Dennis Yoder residence. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Anderson was born June 11, 1927, in Morocco, Indiana. He was a son of Albert and Susie (Miller) Anderson. He married Dora Kauffman on November 8, 1951, in Arcola. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, David Ray Anderson and wife Christine of Cave Creek, Arizona; a granddaughter, Nicole Marie Anderson of Seattle, Washington; and a brother, Dave Anderson of Newton, Kansas.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Duane Anderson; three brothers; and a sister.

Mr. Anderson was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Faith.

Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
Jan. 6, 2010
Submitted by: Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL



Andriotis, Carol Maxine Rinkenberger
, 82, of Tiskilwa, IL died July 31, 2010 at Springfield, IL.  She was born September 10, 1927 at Bradford, IL to Clarence and Minnie (Householder) Rinkenberger.  On June 27, 1953 at Miami, FL she was married to Constance John Andriotis, who died in 1977.

Surviving are children, John (Laura) Andriotis, James (Laura) Andriotis, Susan (John) Rush, Sandy (Lance) Momoki, and Peter (Minerva) Andriotis, 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a brother, Glen Rinkenberger, and a sister, Wilma Taylor.

Memorial services were held August 7, 2010 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Elaine Gerber, Tiskilwa, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Armstrong, Thelma I. Rufenacht
, 85, of Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio died January 16, 2010 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born July 14, 1924 at Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio to Glen and Laura (Grieser) Rufenacht.  On March 18, 1945 she was married to Lloyd E. Armstrong, who was born April 25, 1923 and died March 3,2008.

Surviving are children, Joan (Howard) Greene; Larry (Beverly) Armstrong; and Nancy (Jim) Emens, 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Marlin (Lois) Rufenacht; Kenneth (Evon) Rufenacht; Max (Linda) Rufenacht; Myrtie Stoltzfus; Doris Stutesman; Carolyn Gisel; Margaret (Daryl) Nofziger; and Jane (Carl) Lechlitner.

A son, Keith Armstrong, and two brothers, Wayne Rufenacht, and Richard Rufenacht preceded her in death.

Thelma worked at Gendron Wheel and retired from Sauder Woodworking Co. in Archbold.  She volunteered at Sauder Village, was a member of Central Mennonite Church, and the Holiday Ramblers Camping Club.  She was an accordian player.

Memorial services were held January 21, 2010 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, OH.

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



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Arndt, Mary "Arlene" Miller


(Mary) Arlene Arndt, age 80, of Hartville went home to be with the Lord on Saturday April 10, 2010.

She was born in Middlebury, Indiana on October 01, 1929 to the late John D. and Barbara E. Miller. She was a member of the Hartville Mennonite Church. She was an avid bowler, coached junior bowling for 13 years and volunteered for various charities. She enjoyed playing cards at the Lake Senior Center.

Preceded in death by infant son, Charles Ray; daughter, Barbara Diane; son, Douglas Eugene Arndt; and three brothers, Dwaine, Leon "Pete" and Nevin. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary of North Canton, Brian Sr. and Roxanne of Hartville, James and Jennifer of Hartville and Rebecca Arndt of North Canton; grandchildren, Jameson (Sherry), Catlin, Brian Jr., Barbara E., Alexandrea and Gabriella; brothers, John (Helen) Miller of Fla., Loren (Miriam) Miller of Colo; sisters-in-law, Elaine Miller of Marlboro and Elaine Miller of Iowa, Janet Miller of Marlboro; other relatives and friends.

Calling hours are Wednesday 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Hartville Mennonite Church and one hour prior to services Thursday (10 to 11 a.m.). Services are Thursday 11 a.m. in the church with Pastor Ross Miller officiating. Final resting place is the church cemetery. -  www.arnoldfuneralhome.com

Published in Akron Beacon Journal on April 12, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Arndt, Arlene, 80, of Hartville died April 10, 2010.  She was born November 1, 1929.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2010 at Hartville Mennonite Church, Hartville , Ohio with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Hartville Mennonite Church, Hartville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Auker, Earl Richard
, 77, of Mifflintown, PA died August 16, 2010, at his home. Born on July 8, 1933, in Thompsontown, PA to John L. and Beulah S. (Shelley)
Auker. His wife of nearly 57 years, Rena M. (Yoder) Auker, whom he married on Nov. 22, 1953, survives.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Jerry E. Auker and wife Rose, of McAlisterville, PA; Timothy L. Auker and wife Kelly, of Mifflintown, PA; Waneta J. Mast and husband Ron, of Mifflintown, PA; Christina B. Hunsberger and husband David, of Mifflintown, PA and Gwyn R. Gephart and husband Mike, of Newport, PA; two brothers, R. Lavon Auker and wife Marion, of Mifflintown,PA; John M. Auker and wife Alta, of Thompsontown, PA; one sister, Joann Yoder and husband Ted, of Belleville, PA; and he leaves behind 15 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Mr. Auker was a 1951 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, Lancaster, and earned his Associate's Degree in Agricultural Business from the Altoona Campus of Penn State. He was a member of the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, Mifflintown, where he served as Deacon for 15 years, and as a representative to the Mennonite Central Committee.

Funeral service was August 20, 2010, from the Cedar Grove Brethren in Christ Church, with Pastor Warren Peachey and the Rev. Steven D. Munger, officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Mifflintown, PA.
Source: LewistownSentinal.com Posted: August 17, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Auker, Edna M. Gehman


MOUNT PLEASANT MILLS - Edna M. Auker, 74, of Mount Pleasant Mills, died on Sunday morning, July 4, 2010, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Melvin Stauffer. She was born March 30, 1936, in Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Daniel and Eva (Martin) Gehman. She was the wife of William R. Auker, who survives.

Mrs. Auker was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Church (Riverview District).

In addition to her husband, she is survived by nine children and their spouses, Linda G. and Melvin Stauffer, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Leon G. and Anna Mae Auker, Ellen G. and Daniel Stauffer, Mabel G. and Jonathan Stauffer and Susan G. and Eugene Stauffer, all of Port Trevorton, William G. and Ellen Auker, of Peebles, Ohio, and Paul G. and Rachel Auker, Samuel G. and Rosene Auker and Janet G. and Norman Weaver, all of Mount Pleasant Mills; 58 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and six brothers and sisters and their spouses, Melvin and Annie Gehman, of Lancaster, Martha Weaver, of Kentucky, Ida and Joseph Brubaker and Mary and David Horst, all of Port Trevorton, Stella and Marvin Weaver, of Lancaster County, and John and Donna (Roush) Gehman, of Bellefonte.

She was preceded in death by one daughter-in-law, Rebeca Auker; eight grandchildren; two brothers, Harvey M. and his wife, Katie Gehman, and Daniel
M. Gehman; and one brother-in-law, Rufus Weaver.

The family will receive friends for the viewing from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday and at noon Wednesday at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, 765 Hoffer Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, with further services at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Stauffer Mennonite Church (Riverview District), Old Trail Road and Oriental Road. Liverpool.

Burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 7/5/2010
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Auker, Jerry S.
, 69, of Ephrata, entered into rest at Essa Flory Center, Hospice of Lancaster County on Monday, February 1, 2010.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Paul B. and Amelia (Stauffer) Auker and the husband of Dorothy May (Krimes) Auker. They would have been married 45 years on May 1st.

A member of New Joy Brethren in Christ Church, Ephrata, Jerry enjoyed hiking, walking his dog Buddy, reading, singing and listening to music. A mailroom volunteer at the Ephrata Community Hospital, he also volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was a participant in Relay for Life.

Jerry was an electrician and worked for Lancaster Electric prior to retirement.

In addition to his wife, Jerry is survived by two sons: Dennis, husband of Rochelle (Lehn) Auker of Ephrata and Jerry Auker of Lancaster; two daughters: Chris, wife of Jim Hassell of Akron, and Kathy, wife of Ken Kleinfelter of Stevens; three brothers: Leroy, husband of Anna Mae Auker of Kentucky; Frank, husband of Anne Auker of Bloomsburg; and Reed, husband of Elaine Auker of Ephrata; two sisters: Joan, wife of Omar Fisher of Akron and June, wife of Sam Petersheim of Ephrata; and a sister-in-law, Cheryl Auker of Ephrata. Four grandchildren also survive: Ashley Kleinfelter, Rachel Hassell, Michelle Auker, and Matthew Kleinfelter.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clyde Auker.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Thursday, February 4, at Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata. A viewing will also be held from 9 to 10 AM on Friday at the New Joy Brethren in Christ Church, 35 New Joy Drive, Ephrata, with funeral services taking place at 10:00 AM with Pastor Jeffrey Dunlevy officiating. Interment will follow in the Mohler Brethren Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Jerry's memory may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 2/3/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Aungst, Grace Gehman


McALISTERVILLE - Grace Gehman Aungst, 83, of McAlisterville, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010, at her home.  She was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Harry and Sarah (Eby) Gehman. She was married to Haram Aungst, who preceded her in death.

Grace graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in home economics. Grace was a homemaker and volunteered in her community. She attended Church of the Living Water in Mifflin. She had served as a missionary for 11 years in East Africa, Tanzania and Kenya and was affiliated with the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions and the Mennonite Central Committee.  She loved her family, especially her nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and enjoyed spending time outdoors.

She is survived by three stepchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one sister and brother-in-law, Lucy and John Rudy, of Lancaster; three brothers and sisters-in-law, H. Jacob and Olive Gehman, of Thompsontown, Lester and Mildred Gehman, of Manheim, and Martin and Vernie Gehman, of Atmore, Ala.; one brother-in-law, Norman Groff, of Millmont; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

She was preceded by two brothers, Arthur and John Gehman, and one sister, Edith Groff.

There will be a time for the family at 1 p.m. Friday for burial in Lauver's Mennonite Cemetery, HC 63, Richfield, and a memorial service for the public at 2 p.m. Friday in Lauver's Mennonite Church with Dr. John Gehman, pastor, officiating and Dale Gingrich assisting.

The family requests that you respect their wishes for no flowers.  Funeral arrangements are by the George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills.

Sunbury Daily Item - 2/2/2010, Intelligencer Journal - 2/2/2010
Sunbury, PA and Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Bachman, Frieda J. Hirschy
, 92, of Wayland, Iowa died December 7, 2010 at the same place. She was born December 2, 1918 in rural Henry County, Iowa.  On September 2, 1938 she was married to Earl A. Bachman, who is deceased.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen A. Showalter of Mt. Pleasant, IA, two sons, William A. Bachman of Mt. Pleasant, IA and Doyle E. and wife Irene Bachman of Wayland 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Joyce Conrad of Wayland and Lula (Willard) Swanson of Wayland, one brother-in-law, Dareld Stauffer of Wayland, two sisters-in-law, Bonnie Hirschy of Wayland and Esther Hirschy of Mt. Pleasant.

Two brothers, Duwaine Hirschy and Elwyn Hirschy, and three sisters, Joannita Stauffer, Edith Blosser and Ila Lengacher preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2010 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Frieda J. Bachman, 92, of Wayland died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Parkview Home in Wayland.

Born Dec. 2, 1918, in rural Henry County, she was the daughter of Joseph and Lydia Wagler Hirschy. On Sept. 2, 1938, she married Earl A. Bachman in Wayland. He died Sept. 1, 2007.

Mrs. Bachman was a homemaker. She graduated from Wayland High School in 1938. She was a member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. She was concerned about the physical and spiritual welfare of others. She took pride in her vegetable and flower gardens and her manicured lawn, and she enjoyed being outdoors in nature with her cats and dog and on the farm. She enjoyed housekeeping, canning, baking, sewing, embroidery work, quilting, antique collecting, playing piano and family.

Survivors include one daughter, Kathleen Showalter of Mount Pleasant; two sons, William Bachman of Mount Pleasant and Doyle Bachman of Wayland; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Joyce Conrad and Lula Swanson, both of Wayland.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. today at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church in rural Wayland, where the family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m.

The funeral for Mrs. Bachman will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, with Pastor Nathan Luitjens officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorials have been established for Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and Cemetery.

Source: thehawkeye.com - Iowa
December 9, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Bachman, Lucinda LaVerne Burkey
, 94, of Goshen, IN died March 19, 2010, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing. She was born October 25, 1915 in Milford, NE to Mattie (Troyer) and Joseph Burkey.  She married Richard Christian Bachman on November 24, 1938, in Milford, Nebraska. He preceded her in death on January 8, 1990.  She was a member of the College Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School. Lucinda and Richard spent many winters in Sarasota, Florida.  Richard and she also provided a community home for Oaklawn Mental Health Center.

Survived by one daughter, Marianne (Rodney) Pletcher, Goshen, IN; two sons, Joseph Bachman, Bristol, IN; Frederick Bachman, Adrian, MI; one son-in-law, Harold (Elaine Unzicker) Kauffman, Goshen, IN; one sister, Betty (Mel) Yoder, Goshen, IN; one brother, Arnold (Phyllis) Burkey, NE; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jean Kauffman on March 22, 2005; one sister Doris Inbody on October 30, 2009; and one brother, Kenneth Burkey. 

A memorial service was April 2, 2010 at College Mennonite Church.  Pastor Klaudia Smucker will officiate.  Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN. 

Source: Obit files of Yoder-Kulp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Bachman, Lucinda LaVerne Burkey, 94, of Goshen, IN died March 19, 2010 at the same place.  She was born October 25, 1914 at Milford, NE to Joseph and Mattie (Burkey) Burkey.  On November 24, 1938 at Milford, NE she was married to Richard Christian Bachman, who was born August 20, 1910 and died  March 4, 1990.

Surviving are children, Marianne (Rodney) Pletcher; Joseph Bachman; and Frederick Bachman; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, a sister, Betty (Mel) Yoder; and a brother, Arnold (Phyllis) Burkey.

A daughter, Jean Kauffman, a sister, Doris Inbody, and a brother, Kenneth Burkey
preceded her in death.

Lucinda was a homemaker, raising four children.  She served on the College Mennonite Church Food Committee for many years.  She also taught Sunday School, quilted, and sewed.  She and Richard opened their home for Oaklawn patients for many years.  In retirement they wintered in Florida, traveled the U.S. in their camper, and joined relatives for Canadian summer fishing trips.

Memorial services were held April 2, 2010 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Balzer, Arthur
, 94, of North Newton, Harvey Co., Kansas died December 12, 2010 at the same place.  He was born May 4, 1916 at Whitewater, Kansas to Isaac and Emma (Harms) Balzer.  On January 1, 1942 he was married to Louise H. Schroeder, who died October 22, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Ann & Mike Doerksen, 2 grandchildren, and two sisters, Laura (Henry) Janzen, and Wilma R. Harms.

A brother, Raymond Balzer, and a sister, Beathene Harms preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held December 18, 2010 at Grace Hill Mennonite, Whitewater, Kansas with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Debbie Claassen, Whitewater, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Barringer, Arthur L.,
94, of Bristol, IN died June 11, 2010 at Elkhart, IN.  He was born July 25, 1915 at Elkhart, IN to Chester A. and Lucy M. Barringer.

Four sisters preceded him in death.

Art was an active volunteer and volunteered with LoveWay, the Elkhart County Animal Shelter, ADEC and for many of the projects of the Bristol United Methodist Church.  He was an avid sports fan and was still bowling until the age of 94.  He was a member of the AKTION Club of Elkhart and was dedicated in attending First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Memorial services were held June 14, 2010 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, IN.

Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman, Middlebury, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Baum, Anna Mary
- 102, of Lansdale, PA; formerly of Hilltown Twp died April 25, 2010 at Dock Terrace. She was born February 4, 1908 in Hilltown, PA to the late Harvey and Mary (Shaddinger) Baum.

She was a life member of Deep Run Mennonite Church West of Perkasie, PA where she was a leader of the Junior Christian Endeavor Group and was very active with all church activities.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Rachel Rosenberger & May Tice; 4 brothers - Charles, Harold, Wilmer & Alfred Baum; 3 nephews - Harold, Alvin & Willard Rosenberger.

Funeral service was April 30, 2010 at Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory Souderton, PA. Burial was at Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery West in Perkasie, PA.
Source: Obit files of Anders Detweiler Funeral Home Souderton, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Bauman, Alvin Hertzler
, 79, of Millersville, PA died February 22, 2010 at ManorCare in Lancaster, PA. He was born in Caernarvon Twp. Lancaster Co., PA, to Samuel K. and Rebecca (Hertzler) Bauman. He was married to E. Blanche (Fellenbaum) Bauman for over 51 years. Blanche died on October 13, 2006.

Alvin was a member of Masonville Mennonite Church, Washington Boro, PA.

Survived by his four sons, Jay P. Bauman, husband of Bonni F., and A. Lamar Bauman, husband of Brenda S., both of Lancaster, PA; C. Verlan Bauman, of Washington Boro, PA; S. Kevin Bauman, husband of Tammy L., of Conestoga, PA; three daughters, E. Jeannette Ulmer & companion of Allen Fow of Lancaster, PA; Laurie S. Jordan, wife of Martin S., of Pottstown, PA; E. Jewelene Ament, wife of Craig M., of Millersville, PA; 11 grandchildren, Jessica, Tyler, Tanner, Ashley, Benjamin, Chad, Sydney, Kyle, Andrew, Erin and CJ; four sisters, Mabel Dagen, wife of Jacob, of Lancaster, PA; Ella Nauman, wife of Richard, of Manheim, PA; Vera Nauman, wife of Glenn, of Willow Street, PA and Verna Leaman, of Willow Street, PA.

Funeral Service was February 27, 2010 at the Masonville Mennonite Church, with Pastor Robert L. Kanagy, Pastor Aaron H. Souders, Pastor J. Wilmer Eby officiating. Interment was in the Masonville Mennonite cemetery Washington Boro, PA.
Source: LOL February 24, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Bauman, Elwood "Woody"
80, of East Hanover Twp., Dauphin Co., PA, died July 31, 2010. He was born April 2, 1930 in Lancaster Co., PA to Ernest and Grace (Snyder) Bauman. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Arlene (Auker) Bauman.

He was a man of God and lived every aspect of his life with honor and integrity.

Survived by two sons, Randy L. Bauman and wife Brenda of Grantville, PA and Rodney L. Bauman and wife Sharon of Palmyra, PA; two daughters, Shirley A. Weaver and husband Mervin of Lititz, PA and Sylvia J. Bomgardner and husbandCarl James of Annville, PA; thirteen grandchildren and one great grandchild; two
brothers, Elvin Bauman and Mark Bauman and wife Charlotte; two sisters, Orpha Herr and husband David, and Rachel Risser.

He was predeceased by a grandson, Austin Bauman; a brother, Luke Bauman; a sister-in-law, Marion Bauman; and a brother-in-law, Samuel Risser.

Funeral service was August 5, 2010 at Stauffers Mennonite Church, 790 Bachmanville Road, Hershey, PA 17033 with Ernest Mummau officiating. Burial will
follow in Stauffers Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hershey. PA.
Source: Published in Patriot-News, Harrisburg, PA on August 3, 2010  
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Bauman, Erla Lucille Musselman
, 80, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died August 3, 2010 at the same place from a heart attack.  She was born June 6, 1930 to Abner and Gladys (Burkhart) Musselman.  On July 16, 1955 she was married to Mervin Bauman, who was born November 28, 1927 and died October 21, 1997.
Surviving are children, Charlotte and Ray Campbell, Steven and Marjorie Bauman, Brian and Lori Bauman, 5 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a brother, Marshall and Mary Musselman.

Memorial services were held August 7, 2010 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Karen Sauder, St. Jacobs, ON
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Beachy, Barbara A. Hochstetler


June 13, 1922 - Dec. 31, 2010

MILLERSBURG -- Barbara A. Beachy, 88, of Millersburg, died at 10:18 a.m. Friday (Dec. 31, 2010) at the home of her son, Wilbur of Millersburg.

She was born June 13, 1922, in LaGrange County to Albert and Anna (Miller) Hochstetler. On Dec. 30, 1943, in LaGrange County, she married Alvin D. Beachy. He died June 24, 2010.

Survivors include daughters Mary Alice Miller of Goshen, Susanna (David) Yoder of Partridge, Kan.; son Wilbur (Kathryn) Beachy of Millersburg; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters Elizabeth Miller of Topeka and Anna Mae Hochstetler of LaGrange; and brothers Dan (Katie) Hochstetler of Topeka and John (Martha) Hochstetler of Hicksville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Sam Hochstetler.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ben Shirk and son-in-law Pastor David Yoder. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Rosedale Mennonite Missions.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 2, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Beachy, Clara Schrock
, 97 died January 15, 2010. She was born November 15, 1912 to Abe C. and Katie (Yoder) Schrock.

She is survived by one son, Leroy Beachy (husband of Mary Jane) of Berlin, OH and one daughter, Esther Beachy of Sarasota, FL. She had 11 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, seven great great grandchildren, three step grandchildren and nine step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy J. Beachy; her parents, three brothers and two sisters.

She was a member of Bethel Fellowship Church, Holmes Co., OH (A Beachy Amish Mennonite Chruch).

Funeral service was January 17, 2010 with Bishop Bill Mullet officiating. Burial was in the Bethel Fellowship Church, Holmes Co., OH
Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH January 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Beachy, Elizabeth J. Blucker


Elizabeth J. Beachy, 89, of Arthur passed away at 7:39 a.m. Sunday, May 2, 2010, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 East Park Street, with Rev. Glen Rhodes and Rev. Lamar Miller, officiating.

Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery. Visitation was yesterday evening (Tuesday), at the church. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Beachy was born April 19,1921, in Arthur. She was a daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Kauffman) Blucker. She married Noah E. Beachy on November 16, 1940, in Arthur. He passed away September 13, 1997.

Survivors include three is Larry Beachy and wife Myra of Arcola, Phil Beachy and wife Dee of Tuscola, and Leonard Beachy and wife Judy of Arthur; one daughter, Debbie Miller and husband of Arthur; one brother, John Blucker and wife Evelyn of Sturgis, Minnesota; two sisters, Katie Yoder and husband Willis and Maranna Chupp and husband Jake, all of Arthur; one sister-in-law, Mary Blucker of Nappanee, Indiana; 7 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Beachy; her parents, one brother, Martin Blucker; one sister, Irene Yoder; and a great-grandson, Brenden Jones.

Mrs. Beachy was a charter member of Arthur Mennonite Church.  She was a cook for Arthur Schools for many years and later worked at the Dutch Kitchen in Arcola.  She was a loyal Chicago Cubs fan and Fighting Illini fan.  She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much.

Memorials may be made to Arthur Mennonite Youth Program.

Arthur Graphic Clarion
May 5, 2010
Submitted by: Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL



Beachy, Vivian Marie
passed away Monday, Feb. 8, 2010, at the Country Rest Home in Greenwood, Del. Born Jan. 20, 1930, she had just celebrated her 80th birthday. Vivian was the eldest of eight children born to Alvin and Pauline Bender Beachy.

She began her 45-year teaching career after graduating from Lancaster Mennonite School in Pennsylvania, teaching at Greenwood Mennonite Elementary School until 1953. She received her B.A. in English from Eastern Mennonite College and her master's degree from James Madison University, both in Harrisonburg, Va. She taught English at Eastern Mennonite High School for 40 years until retiring in 1995. During her tenure at EMHS, she lived in Ethiopia for two years and Honduras for one year, where she taught English as a second language in mission schools. She traveled often, visiting siblings, cousins, former students and friends in Europe, Africa, Central America and Alaska. She was a wonderful letter writer and practiced the art of remembering special days with a hand-written message.

In her retirement years, Vivian was active in her church and community. She received training and served as Chaplain in the ICU at Rockingham Memorial Hospital and served as Deaconess at Trissels Mennonite Church in Virginia. When she moved back to Delaware in 2003, she once again became a member of the Greenwood Mennonite Church, which she had attended throughout childhood. After years in the classroom, Vivian delighted in making her modest home a welcoming  place for a cup of tea and created more than 140 beautiful baby blankets for relief programs in Honduras and for the Mennonite Central Committee. She was a regular at Sewing Circle and church gatherings, quietly serving as a mentor for younger folks. Vivian had the gift of cultivating strong and lasting friendships.

She is survived by many who called her teacher or friend, as well as by her seven siblings and their spouses: Nevin and Anna Marie Beachy of Jonesboro, Ark.; Willard and Edna Beachy of Millersville, Ohio; Grace and Harvey Mast and Lester and Mary Beachy of Greenwood, Del.; Leonard and Carolyn Beachy of Cincinnati, Ohio; Beatrice and Leonard Stutzman of Greenwood, Del., and Donna and Wayne Burkhart of Monterey, Mass.; and three generations of nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on March 13, 2010, at 3:30 p.m. at the Eastern Mennonite High School Auditorium in Harrisonburg.

Memorial gifts may be given to the Vivian Beachy Endowment Fund at Eastern Mennonite High School.

Thanks for allowing us to create this special time in memory and honor of Vivian.

Daily News Register - 2/25/2010
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish
 


Bechtel, Grace D. Derstine
, 90, died September 5, 2010 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law.

She was born August 31, 1920 in Franconia Twp., PA to Elwood D. and Emmeline S. Derstine. She was the widow of Titus L. Bechtel, who died in 1995.

She is survived by a son, Leon, and his wife Shirley G. Bechtel, a daughter, Shirley Ann Bechtel; a brother Roy Derstine; and sisters, Elizabeth, wife of Ralph Frederick and Mary, wife of Clarence Alderfer; granddaughter, Beth and husband, Arthur Belber; and two great-grandchildren, Danica Morgan and Chase
Colton.

She was also preceded in death by a grandson, Leon Travis Bechtel in 2002, son of Leon and Shirley G. Bechtel.

She was a member of Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, where the Memorial Service will be held Saturday, Sept. 11, 2 PM. Burial will be private at the convenience of the family.
Source: The Reporter Lansdale, PA Published: Tuesday, September 07, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Beck, Anna Ruth Weaver
, 85, of Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas died September 6, 2010 at the same place.  She was born September 25, 1924 at Harper, KS to Reuben M. and Lucinda Ella (Neuhauser) Weaver.  On September 26, 1943 she was married to Howard H. Beck, who is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Duane (Lois) Beck, a daughter, Marlene Yoder (Todd), 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Lucinda Jo Beck preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 11, 2010 at Hesston Mennonite Church Hesston, Kansas with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.

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



Beck, Charles E.
, 78, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died April 20, 2010 at Toledo, OH.  He was born February 27, 1932 at Archbold, OH to Harley and Frances (Klopfenstein) Beck.  He was married to Arva Short, who survives.

Surviving are children, Mark (Janelle) Beck; Luana (Pete) King; Linda (Tom) Dickerson; and Dave (Mindy) Beck; 14# grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 24, 2010 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Williams Co., OH.

Submitted by: Barb Crossgrove, Stryker, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Beebe, Mary J. Stucky
, 65, of Moundridge, KS died June 1, 2010  at Newton, Harvey Co., KS.  She was born August 12, 1944 at Moundridge, KS to Milford P. and Martha J. (Krehbiel) Stucky.  On February 25, 1967 she was married to Edgar R. Beebe.

Surviving are a son, Shane (Stacy) Beebe, two brothers, Larry Stucky and Gene Stucky, and three sisters, Jan (Stucky) Hallada, Virginia (Stucky) Haight, and Martha (Stucky) Biggs.

Memorial services were held June 4, 2010  at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Harvey Co., KS with burial in Hopefield Church Cemetery, Moundridge, KS.

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



Beiler, Emma S. Stoltzfus
, 78, of Lancaster, PA died October 21, 2010 at Hospice of Lancaster County in Mount Joy, PA. She was born October 13, 1932 in Lancaster, PA to John F. and Malinda E. Stoltzfus Stoltzfus. She was married 52 years to Jacob R. Beiler. Emma was member of the Spring Garden Amish Mennonite Church.

Survivied by her husband Jacob and two daughters, Martha L. wife of Amos S. Riehl of Kinzers, PA; and Freda A. wife of Amos L. Lapp of Lancaster, PA; two sons, John N. husband of Lori Stoltzfus Beiler and David J. husband of Keturah King Beiler both of Lancaster, PA; 10 grandchildren, three great grandchildren, three brothers, Eli S. husband of Katie King Stoltzfus of Madisonburg, PA; John S. husband of Marian Shonk Stoltzfus of Lancaster, PA and Amos J. husband of Fannie Stoltzfus Stoltzfus of Penn Yan, NY; one sister, Ada S. Fisher of Lancaster, PA.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Elmer L. Beiler, by four brothers, Daniel S. Stoltzfus, Henry S. Stoltzfus, Levi S. Stoltzfus and Benuel S. Stoltzfus, and by seven sisters, Mattie S. Stoltzfus, Rachel S. Smoker, Rebecca S. Stoltzfus, Mary S. King, Malinda S. Fisher, Sarah S. Fisher, and Katie S. Fisher.

A Funeral Service was October 25, 2010 at the Spring Garden Amish Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with the Rev. Henry K. Fisher, Rev. Elmer Fisher and Rev. Amos Fisher officiating. Interment was in the Myer's Cemetery, Leola, PA.

Source: Kearney A. Snyder Funeral Home
& Richard A. Sheez Funeral homes, Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Bender, Lloyd I.
, 85, of Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa died August 25, 2010 at the same place from natural causes.  He was born November 7, 1924 at Kalona to Ira and Lena (Miller) Bender.  On December 24, 1944 at Kalona he was married to Barbara Stutzman, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Derald and Marilyn Bender; Dwight and Jenelle Bender; Delwyn Bender; and Darlene and Ron Gingerich, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and a sister, Ruby Owen Miller.

Two brothers, Ivan Bender, and Monroe Bender, and two sisters, Mary Bender, and Dorothy Shetler preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held August 27 2010 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Iowa.

Submitted by: Bonnie Pickard, Kalona, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Bennett, Mary Elizabeth Tressler, 81, of Salisbury, PA died October 19, 2010 at Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA.  She was born May 24, 1929 at Springs, Somerset Co., PA to John B. and Annie (Eichorn) Tressler.

Surviving are Son: Barry Bennett and wife Barbara; Son: Kim Bennett and wife Dawn; Daughter: Cynthia Bennett, 6 grandchildren,  5 great-grandchildren, Brother: Elwood Tressler; Brother: Clyde Tressler and wife Elaine; and Sister-in-law: Earleena Tressler.

Sister: Viola Maust; Brother: Martin Tressler; and Sister-in-law: Audrey Tressler preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 24, 2010 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, PA with burial in Springs Cemetery, Springs, PA.

Submitted by: Springs Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
 


Bergstresser, John E.
- 91, of Souderton, PA died December 18, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. Born September 14, 1919 in Souderton, PA to   Howard and Amelia (Leber) Bergstresser. He was the loving husband of 70 years to Ruth (Nyce) Bergstresser.

He was a life member of Zion Mennonite Church of Souderton, PA where he served on the church board, sang in the choir and for a few years as treasurer. John was a lifetime member of Kiwanis Club of Souderton. He and Ruth had a summer cottage in Canada where they loved to spend their summers.

Survived by his wife, Ruth, and Linda Moyer (Daughter) & husband, Clyde of Telford, PA; Phil Bergstresser (Son) & wife, Betty of Telford, PA; Dean Bergstresser (Son) & wife, Denise of Golden Lake, Ontario; 6 Grandchildren; 12 Great-Grandchildren.

e was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Cummings. A memorial service was December 22, 2010   at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA Burial was private at the convenience of the family.

Source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home Souderton, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
  


Berkey, Austin L.
, 77, of Goshen, IN died April 18, 2010 at the same place.  He was born August 19, 1932 in LaGrange Co., IN to Cletus and Clara (Miller) Berkey.

Surviving are a sister, Rosaleta (Ray) Miller and a brother, David (Sheila) Berkey.

A sister, Marilyn Williams and a brother, Dwight Berkey preceded him in death.

Austin graduated from Goshen College in 1955 and received his Master of Divinity degree in 1956 from Goshen Biblical Seminary.  He worked in Chicago for eight years, then at Fort Harrison, Indianapolis, as a computer programmer.

Memorial services were held April 23, 2010 at Meeting House, Greencroft, Goshen, IN with burial in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.

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



Berkshire, Evelyn Marie
, 89, died January 9, 2010 at Harrisonburg Health and Rehab where she was a resident. Ms. Berkshire was born on January 5, 1921, in Masontown, PA to Ralph and Emma Crowe Berkshire.

She was a life long member of the Mennonite Church, serving as a Sunday and Bible School teacher to many youth. She also worked as a nurse's aide hospitals and convalescent homes in Chambersburg, Pa., Milford, Del., Wauseon, Oh. and Harrisonburg. She retired from the housekeeping department of Eastern Mennonite University. She was an active resident of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community and attended Morning View Mennonite Church.

Surviving is a brother, Glen Berkshire and wife Zona of Harrisonburg, VA.  She was preceded in death by sisters, Grethel and husband Lewis Campbell, Hazel and husband Walter Campbell, Wendel and wife Vivian Stewart, Ferne and husband Charles Shank.

Pastors Ric Gullman, Raleigh Rhodes and Daryl Driver conducted a graveside
service Tuesday morning, January 12, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dayton Mennonite Cemetery Dayton, VA. Pastor Ben Burks conducted a memorial service on Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 at Strite Auditorium of Crestwood in the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Harrisoburg, VA. 
Source: Obit. Files of McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Berkshire, Evelyn, 89, of Harrisonburg, VA died January 9, 2010 at the same place.  She was born January 5, 1921 at Masontown, PA to Ralph and Emma Berkshire.

Surviving are a brother, Glen Berkshire (Zona).

Three sister, Grethel, Hazel, and Ferne and a brother, Wendell preceded her in death.

Burial was January 10, 2010 in Dayton Mennonite Cemetery, Dayton, VA.

Submitted by: Glen Berkshire, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Betzelberger, Betty Garber Christophel

DELAVAN, Ill. -

Betty Betzelberger, 85, of Delavan, formerly of Goshen, Ind., died at 2:20 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010 at Lincoln Christian Nursing Home, where she was a resident.

Betty was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Goshen, a daughter of Earl and Bertha Kauffman Garber. She married John Eldon Christophel on April 4, 1947. He passed away on Aug. 27, 1952. On Jan. 13, 1961, she married H. Robert Betzelberger. He passed away on Jan. 9, 2008.

Surviving are four children, Loren (Trish) Christophel of Martinsburg W.Va., Sheila (Wayne) Cobb of Delavan, Kathy (Mark) Smith of Springfield and Bob (Vera) Betzelberger of Delavan; eight grandchildren; one sister, Donnabelle (Claire) Hoover; and four brothers, Maurice Garber, Bob (Olean) Garber, Lamar (Delores) Garber and Marion (Flo) Garber.

She was a nurse at Lincoln Hospital.

She was a member of Hopedale Mennonite Church and a former member of its Mennonite Women, and was a member of Tazewell County Home Extension.

A family memorial service and burial will take place in Goshen, where her nephew, Craig Garber, will officiate.

Davis Mortuary in Hopedale is in charge of arrangements.

To express condolences online, visit www.davismortuaryinc.com.

Pekin Daily Times
Posted Sep 09, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Birky, Marian "Loretta" Phillips


ELMIRA - A family graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today, Nov. 20, at Sweet Home Cemetery for Marian "Loretta" Birky of Elmira, who died Nov. 15 [2010] of complications from a stroke. She was 71.

Visitation was held Nov. 19 at Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Nov. 27 at the Lebanon Mennonite Church.

She was born March 1, 1939, in St. Louis to Arthur and Tina Beck Phillips. She married Jack Birky on April 3, 1959, in Iowa City, Iowa.

She graduated from the Iowa Mennonite School in 1957 and the Kansas City Business College in 1958. She worked as a librarian at the Eugene Christian School for more than 35 years.

Survivors include a daughter, Jill Martin of Lebanon; a son, Jon of Bend; and eight grandchildren.

Arrangements by Andreason's Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield. Remembrances to the Eugene Christian School library.

Eugene Register Guard, Eugene, OR
Nov. 11, 2010
Submitted by: Eva Borntreger

Research note: She was the foster daughter of Virgil & Helen Brenneman, Goshen, IN



Bitikofer, Margaret M. Lucas
, 96, of Milford, Nebraska died February 13, 2010 at the same place.  She was born to David and May (Mayes) Lucas and was married to Paul Bitikofer.

Surviving are children, Roselle Sandvold, Kathy Stutzman, Glenn Bitikofer, David Bitikofer, Peggy Bodam, 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 18, 2010 at Spring Valley Mennonite Church, Canton, Kansas with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Blank, Roberta S. Fisher
, 90 of Lititz, PA formerly of Cochranville, PA died February 17, 2010 at Landis Homes. She was born in Gap, PA to Christian K. & Minerva Stoltzfus Fisher.  She was the wife of the late J. Sylvester Blank who passed away on March 28, 2000.

She was a member of Media Mennonite Church of Oxford, PA.

Surviving are seven children: Irvin D. husband of Ruth Heller Blank of Christiana, PA; Harold N. husband of Joanne Siegrist Blank of Quarryville, PA; Calvin R. husband of Donna Hershey Blank of Cochranville, PA; James M. husband of Kathy Martin Blank of Quarryville, PA; Doris E. wife Allon Lefever of Harrisonburg, VA; Thelma R. wife of Henry Delong, Jr. of Quarryville, PA; Brenda K. wife of Richard Buckwalter of New Holland, PA; 17 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, sister: Mildred H. Fisher of Belleville, PA.

She was preceded in death by two siblings: Carl J. Fisher and Mary E. Martin.

Funeral service was February 22, 2010. at the West Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA with  Pastor Jesse Johnson and Pastor Glenn Metzler officiated the service. Interment was in the Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Atglen, PA.
Source: LOL February 17, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Blessing, Lena S. Brubacher
, 63, of Lancaster, entered into rest on Sunday, November 21, [2010] at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mt. Joy. She was born in Oakley, Maryland, a daughter of the late Eli G. and Priscilla W. Stauffer Brubacher. She was the wife of the late Clyde E. Blessing. Lena was a member of the First Deaf Mennonite Church and worked for Patterson Dental Supply from 1995 to 2003, and in earlier years had been employed as a seamstress for New Holland Lingerie and Singing Needles Sewing Factories. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid Phillies fan. Her other hobbies include knitting, quilting, crocheting, cross stitching, and puzzles.

Surviving are her children, Ella (Kevin) Clare, of Pequea, Lydia Blessing, and Glen Blessing, both of Lancaster; 2 grandchildren, Kylee and Ethan Clare; 6 brothers, Harvey (Alice) Brubacher of Ephrata, Willis (Betty) Brubacher of Dover, Henry (Joyce) Brubacher of Leesburg, OH, Jacob (Mary Lou) Brubacher of Leonardtown, MD, Irvin (Ruby) Brubacher of Elkhorn, KY, and Earl (Ellen) Brubacher of Alliance, OH; 2 sisters, Susie (Edward) Martin of Leonardtown, MD, and Alice (Philip) Weaver of Ohio.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ella Brubacher and a brother, Eli Brubacher.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 3rd, and 9 to 10 AM, Saturday, December 4th, at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 AM, Saturday, with Pastors Jeffrey Hoffer and Henry Deller officiating. Interment will follow in the Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabeth Township.

Memorial contributions in Lena's memory may be sent to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/29/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Blosser, Peggy Ann Yoder
, 67, of Iowa City, IA died February 26, 2010 at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, IA. She was born January 30, 1943 in Iowa City, IA to Clifford and Marjorie (Stutzman) Yoder. She was married to  Harold Blosser June 10, 1967 at the East Union Mennonite Church  Kalona, IA. She was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church.
 
Survived by her husband Harold and one daughter, Sonya Blosser of Iowa City, IA; two grandchildren, Nicole Blosser and Delmar Robertson, Jr, four extended grandchildren, Hurley, Krischen, Dyllan and Jazzmin Robertson and a stepmother, Ruth Ann Yoder of Kalona, IA.

A testimony of faith service was held February 20, 2010 at the East Union Mennonite Church, with Pastors Jay Miller, Martha Yoder and Ron Grout officiating. Burial was in the East Union Mennonite Cemetery, Kalona, IA.

Visitation will be held Friday, February 19 from 1-8 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund of the family's choosing has been established. Peggy Blosser passed away Tuesday, Feb. 16 following a brief illness.
Source: Obit files of the Petersiem Funeral Home, Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Blosser, Stella E. Yoder

 
 May 23, 1926 - May 7, 2010

GOSHEN -- Stella E. Blosser, 83, went to be with the Lord early Friday morning, May 7, 2010.

She was born May 23, 1926, in Aberdeen, S.D., to Alphaeus and Elnora (Horst) Yoder. She married Emerson E. Blosser on Aug. 10, 1968, in Goshen. He survives.

Also surviving are son Marc E. (Angela) Blosser and daughter Tricia E. Blosser, both of Goshen; two grandsons, Ryan and Brenden; and five siblings, Vera Kurtz of Smithville, Ohio, Helen Yoder of Logansport, Chester (Esther) Yoder of Harrisonburg, Va., and Melvin (Betty) Yoder and Margaret (Richard) Oyer, both of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Effie Geisinger and Luella Leighty, and brother Ivan Yoder.

A resident of the area since 1964, Mrs. Blosser taught third grade and kindergarten in the Westview School System from 1964 to 1971, and also substitute taught for various school systems. She had also worked for MBM Missions, Elkhart, and as an assistant to the radiologist in Wooster, Ohio.

A member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, she graduated from Goshen College in 1964 and from St. Francis College with her master's degree in 1971. She had also earned an associate's degree in Bible from Eastern Mennonite College. Mrs. Blosser was very musical and enjoyed singing in choirs and gospel teams.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday (May 10, 2010) at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday (May 11, 2010) at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastors Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Pleasant View Mennonite Church for Children's Department.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart Co., IN
5/8/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Blosser, Stella E. Yoder, 83, of Goshen, IN died at her home May 7, 2010. She was born May 23, 1926 in Aberdean, South Dakota, to Alphaeus and Elnora (Horst) Yoder.  She married Emerson E. Blosser on August 10, 1968 in Goshen, IN.
 
A member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen, she graduated from Goshen College in 1964 and from St. Francis College with her master's degree in 1971.  She had also earned an associate's degree in Bible from Easter Mennonite College. Mrs. Blosser taught 3rd grade and kindergarten in the Westview School System from 1964 to 1971and substituted in various school systems.  She had also worked for MBM Missions in Elkhart and as an assistant to a radiologist in Wooster, Ohio.

Survivied by her husband Emerson and a son, Marc E. (Angela) Blosser and a daughter, Tricia E. Blosser, both of Goshen, IN; two grandsons, Ryan and Brenden Blosser; and five siblings, Vera Kurtz of Smithville, Ohio, Helen Yoder of Logansport, IN; Chester (Esther) Yoder of Harrisonburg, VA; and Melvin (Betty) Yoder and Margaret (Richard) Oyer, both of Goshen, IN.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Effie Geisinger and Luella Leighty and a brother, Ivan Yoder.

Funeral service was May 11, 2010, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Pastors Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate. Burial was in Pleasant View Cemetery, Goshen, IN.
Source: Obit files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Blucker, Gene


NAPPANEE -- Gene Blucker, 69, of 26170 C.R. 50, Nappanee, died at 11:45 p.m. Monday, Aug. 23, 2010, at Goshen General Hospital.

He was born Feb. 7, 1941, in Nappanee, to Martin and Mary Yoder Blucker. He married Joyce K. Shaum on May 28, 1961.

Mr. Blucker was part owner of Marty and Ted in Nappanee.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce; daughter Terri Huber of Nappanee; son Dean (Julie) Blucker of Nashville, Tenn.; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; mother Mary Blucker of Wakarusa; and brothers Dale (Pat) and Lonnie (Connie), both of Nappanee.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for one hour prior to the funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday at North Main Street Mennonite Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Ruben Chupp, assisted by Lyn Stutzman, Gene's nephew.

Online condolences may be given to www.tlyfh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
8/25/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Boley, Mary Miller
, age 81, of Sarasota, FL, died February 2, 2010. She was born March 27, 1928 in Millersburg, OH to John J. and Fanny (Kuhns) Miller. She married Mahlon Boley and he preceded her in death.

She was a 1955 graduate from CMBS, Berlin, Ohio and a 1959 graduate from EMC, Harrisburg, VA. She taught many years in both public and private schools in Ohio and Florida.

Survived by 2 step daughters, Mary Jane (Clifford) Yoder of Georgia and Sally (Bob) Tedmarsh of Illisnois; a step daughter-in-law, Virginia Boley; two brothers, Atlee Miller and Albert Miller both of Millersburg, OH; and four sisters, Iva Yutzy and Elva Raber both of Sarasota, Florida, Esther Miller of Millersburg, OH and Nora Sommers of Berlin, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mahlon and a step son, Larry Boley.
Funeral service was February 7, 2010 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church Millersburg, OH with Levi Sommers officiating. Burial will be at the Hostetler Family Cemetery, Sugarcreek, OH.
Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Boll, Ruth Ebersole
, 98, of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, and formerly of Holtwood and Lititz, died peacefully on Saturday, October 30, 2010. Born in Annville Township, she was the daughter of the late Ammon G. and Amanda G. Horst Ebersole.

Ruth worked in the housekeeping department at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim for 10 years. She was the wife of Pastor Joseph W. Boll who died in December of 1993. Ruth was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz, and was a member of the women's sewing circle. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Ruth also volunteered her time at the Mennonite Home.

Surviving are three sons: J. Richard husband of Esther Longenecker Boll, Mervin E. husband of Pauline Weaver Boll, all of Manheim, Daniel L. husband of Dorothy Ebersole Boll of Thorp, Wisconsin, four daughters: Orpha R. wife of Joseph Wadel of Ontario, Canada, Miriam E. wife of Harry Metzler of Newmanstown, Mary Jane wife of Samuel L. Metzler, of Peach Bottom, Alta Mae wife of C. Lehman Metzler of Willow Street, 32 grandchildren, 137 great grandchildren, 31 great great grandchildren, and a sister, Cora Gerber of Orrville, Ohio.

Preceding her in death are five brothers, two sisters, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandson. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at the Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, PA on Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 10:30 AM. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a viewing at the church on Wednesday evening from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with additional viewing time on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Ruth's memory to the Mennonite Home Benevolent Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/1/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish
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Boll, Ruth E. 98, of the Mennonite Home Lancaster, PA and formerly of Holtwood, PA and Lititz, PA died October 30, 2010. She was born August 22, 1912 in Annville Twp., Lebanon Co., PA to Ammon G. and Amanda G. Horst Ebersole. She was the wife of Pastor Joseph W. Boll who died in December of 1993.

Ruth was a member of Erb Mennonite Church Lititz, PA and was a member of the women's sewing circle. She enjoyed quilting and crocheting. Ruth also volunteered her time at the Mennonite Home.

Surviving are three sons: J. Richard husband of Esther Longenecker Boll, Mervin E. husband of Pauline Weaver Boll, all of Manheim, PA; Daniel L. husband of Dorothy Ebersole Boll of Thorp, Wisconsin, four daughters: Orpha R. wife of Joseph Wadel of Ontario, Canada, Miriam E. wife of Harry Metzler of Newmanstown, PA; Mary Jane wife of Samuel L. Metzler, of Peach Bottom, PA; Alta Mae wife of C. Lehman Metzler of Willow Street, PA; 32 grandchildren, 137  great grandchildren, 31 great great grandchildren, and a sister, Cora Gerber of Orrville, Ohio.

Preceding her in death are five brothers, two sisters, three great grandchildren, and one great great grandson.   Funeral service was November 4, 2010 at the Erb Mennonite Church.   Interment was in the Erb Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz, PA.  

Source: Burch Funeral Home Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Boll, Ryan Anthony "Buck"
, 23, of Manheim, entered safely into the arms of Jesus on Friday, September 24, 2010 in Heidelburg Township, Lebanon County. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Randy L. and Rose M. (Stauffer) Boll of Manheim.

Ryan was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church and attended Lancaster County Bible Church. An electrician, he had worked for the past 3 1/2 years at Zeiset Equipment LLC in Manheim. Ryan was a graduate of Manheim Central High School, Class of 2005. He loved family gatherings, friends, fishing, playing video games and lived life to the fullest.

In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by his brother, Richard A. Boll of Lancaster; his paternal grandparents, J. Richard and Esther (Longenecker) Boll of Manheim; his maternal grandmother, Sarah S. (Wenger) Stauffer of Myerstown; his paternal great-grandmother, Ruth (Ebersole) Boll of Lancaster; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Ryan was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Phares B. Stauffer.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 28, from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM, and also on Wednesday afternoon from 1 to 2 PM at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the church with officiating ministry Fred Heller, Rick Newswanger, Leonard Rutt and Paul Atkinson. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. If desired, memorial donations in Ryan's memory may be made to Orphan Resources International, 550 West Trout Run Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/27/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Boller, Martin


Funeral services for Martin Boller, 85, of Kalona, will be held 10:30 AM Monday February 15, 2010 at the East Union Mennonite Church, rural Kalona, Iowa with Pastor Jay Miller and Chaplain David L. Yoder officiating. Burial will follow at the East Union Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, February 14 from 3-7 PM at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona. A memorial fund has been established for the Pleasantview Home. Martin died Friday, February 12, [2010] at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona following a lingering illness.

He is survived by his wife Leona of Kalona, three children, James and wife Ruth Boller of Kalona, Arnold Boller of Cedar Falls, Emma Lou and husband Bo Miller of Marion, Iowa, 12 grandchildren, and 29 great grandchildren.

Preceding Martin in death were his parents and two sisters, Wilma Kauffman and Helen Boller.
Online condolences may be sent at peterseimfuneralhome.com.
Source: press-citizon.com
Iowa
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Boller, Martin Dean, 85 of Kalona, IA died February 12, 2010. He was born February 21, 1924 Kalona, IA to Jason and Emma (Miller) Boller. On January 28, 1945 he was united in marriage to Leona Gingerich. He was a member of the East Union Mennonite Church.
 
Survived by his wife Leona and three children, James and wife Ruth Boller of Kalona, IA; Arnold Boller of Cedar Falls, IA; Emma Lou and husband Bo Miller of Marion, IA; five grandsons, Jeff Boller, Jason Boller, Joshua Yoder, Thomas Boller, Tyler Miller and seven granddaughters, Tina Dachtler, Lori Gerber, Amy Graber, Sharon Scott, Lisa Kanagy, Kim Blauvelt, Cindy Bontrager and 29 great grandchildren.

Preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Wilma Kauffman and Helen Boller.

A celebration of Life service was February 15, 2010 at East Union Mennonite Church. Burial was in the East Union Mennonite Cemetery Kalona, IA.
Source: Obit files of the Petersiem Funeral Home, Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Bollinger, Eva W. Burkholder Good
, 93, of Akron, entered into rest at United Zion Home on Wednesday, December 1, 2010. Born in West Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late Frank P. and Minnie (Witmer) Burkholder.

Eva was a member of Middle Creek Church of the Brethren where she had served as a Sunday school secretary, and enjoyed quilting, bowling, traveling, and listening to gospel music. She was also a member of the Lincoln Friendly Circle and 60 Plus at Hope UM Church, Ephrata. She worked at RCA in Lancaster for 25 years.

Eva is survived by four daughters: Faye Deemer of Ephrata, Joanne, wife of Harvey Buzzard of New Holland, Elaine, wife of Willis Buzzard of New Holland, and Gerri Pickel of Ronks; four step-children: Martha J., wife of Glenn E. Summy of Ephrata; Glenn E., husband of Edna (Bollinger) Bollinger of Ephrata; E. James, husband of Gery (Bollinger) Bollinger of Ephrata; and Raymond C., husband of Sharon (Musser) Bollinger of Akron; 17 grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Anna, wife of Enos Buckwalter of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Elwood S. Good and Adam B. Bollinger, her companion, Paul Mull, son, Kenneth Good, stepson, Robert B. Bollinger, three brothers, Levi, Clyde, and Edwin Burkholder, and three sisters, Esther Weaver, Minnie Eberly, and Alta Eberly.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 3rd, at Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th St., Akron. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 PM, on Saturday, at the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, 351 Middle Creek Church Road, Lititz, with Rev. John Hess officiating.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/2/2010
Lancaster, PA
From: Robert Fish



Bomberger, Alta Mae Witmer
, 95, of Lititz, went home to her Lord and Savior on Sunday, February 7, 2010, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. She was the wife of the late Phares D. Bomberger, who died in 1988.  Born in Rapho Township, Alta was the daughter of the late Hiram and Amanda Reist Witmer.

A homemaker, Alta was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, where she was active in the sewing circle. She volunteered at the Mount Joy Re-Uzit Shop and Pleasant View Retirement Community. Alta enjoyed quilting, crocheting and sewing.

Surviving Alta are six daughters, Lydia, wife of Ray Oberholtzer of Delaware, Nancy, wife of David Eberly of Lancaster, Eileen, wife of John Navikas of Florida, Ruth, wife of Kenneth Keenan of Ephrata, Janice, wife of Paul Breneman of Stevens and Karen, wife of Edwin Forry of Lancaster; four sons, John, husband of Jean Ruhl Bomberger of Manheim, Phares Bomberger of Lititz, Carl Bomberger of Reading and Leon, husband of Jill Strohm Bomberger of Lititz; 30 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.

Her infant daughter, Joan and four siblings preceded Alta in death.

Viewings will take place on Friday from 6-8 PM at the Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home & Chapel, Inc., 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA, and on Saturday from 10-11 AM at Erb Mennonite Church, 567 W. Lexington Road, Lititz, PA. The Funeral will be held at the Church on Saturday at 11 AM, with Pastor Wesley D. Siegrist and Pastor Lester L. Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the church cemetery.
Intelligencer Journal - 2/9/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Bomberger,  Robert E., Sr.
, 65, of Lititz, PA died December 15, 2010 at Hospice of Lancaster County. Born in Lititz, PA to Clair N. and Anna E. Bauman Bomberger.

He was married to Joyce M. Herr Bomberger for 46 years. A member of Rossmere Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA, he was a youth advisor, teacher, trustee, assistant treasurer and Sunday school superintendent.

Survived by his wife Joyce and children, Donna and Tim Bollinger and their children Chesley Hurst (Alex) and Nate, and Rob and Kathy Hurst Bomberger and their children Hannah, Abby, Micah and Mary Kate, all of Lititz, PA; and ten siblings, Raymond (Evie), Millersville, PA; Richard (Joyce), Gordonville, PA; Arthur (O'Nelly), Lebanon, PA; Donald (Judy), Lititz, PA; Jay (Chris) Lititz, PA; Mahlon (Ronda), Chambersburg, PA; Phyllis Groff (Galen), Guatemala; Sylvia Snader (Ray), Tennessee; Vivian Boggess, Ephrata and Yvonne Gingrich (Nelson), Manheim, PA.

A memorial service was December 19, 2010 at Dove Westgate Church, Ephrata, PA, Private Interment was in Erb Mennonite Cemetery, Lititz, PA.

Source: Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Bontrager, Annie M. Yoder


LAGRANGE -- Annie M. Bontrager, 92, formerly of Shipshewana, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at her home.

She was born Sept. 11, 1918, in LaGrange County, to Monroe J. and Emma (Schlabach) Yoder. On July 1, 1937, she married Jerry E. Bontrager. He died July 22, 1992.

Surviving are daughters Mary Ellen (Jake) Fry and Shirley (Lonnie) Hochstetler of Shipshewana; sons Henry (Marti) Bontrager of Zephyrhills, Fla., Jerry (Julie) Bontrager of Middlebury and Raymond (Joan) Bontrager of Shipshewana; 16 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sisters Emma (Mahlon) Eash of Utica, Ohio, Elizabeth (Jerry) Mast of Goshen and Sylvia (Chris) Bontrager of Shipshewana; and brothers Henry (Polly) and Monroe (Susan) Yoder of Goshen.

Three sisters and two brothers are deceased.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. A service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Marion Mennonite Church building fund.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/4/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Bontrager, Annie M. Yoder, 92, of Lagrange, IN formerly of Shipshewana, IN died November 3, 2010 at her residence. She was born on September 11, 1918 in LaGrange Co., IN to Monroe J. and Emma (Schlabach) Yoder. On July 1, 1937 in LaGrange County she married Jerry E. Bontrager, Jerry died July 22, 1992. She was a member of Marion Mennonite Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Mary Ellen (Jake) Fry and Shirley (Lonnie) Hochstetler, both of Shipshewana, IN; three sons,  Henry (Marti) Bontrager of Zephyrhills, FL; Jerry (Julie) Bontrager of Middlebury, IN; Raymond (Joan) Bontrager of Shipshewana, IN; 16 grandchildren, 35 great grandchildren, six great great grandchildren; three sisters,  Emma (Mahlon) Eash of Utica, OH, Elizabeth (Jerry) Mast of Goshen, IN; and Sylvia (Chris) Bontrager of Shipshewana, IN; two brothers, Henry (Polly) Yoder and Monroe (Susan) Yoder both of Goshen, IN.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three sisters, Edna M. Yoder, Katie Troyer and Amanda Cibick, two brothers, Joe and Amos Yoder.

Funeral service was November 6, 2010 at Shore Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Ron and Char Roth, Rich Troyer and Ben Hunsberger. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. IN

Source: Miller-Stewert Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler
 


Bontrager, Levi  "Lee" J.
, 87, of Joplin, MO, formerly of Shipshewana, IN. died October 6, 2010 at Spring River Christian Village in Joplin, MO.  He was born on July 15, 1923  in LaGrange County, IN, to John I. and Barbara (Miller) Bontrager. On September 4, 1948 in he married Anna Mae Bontrager, Anna died July 10, 1995.

Surviving are three sons; Gerald (Sue) Bontrager of Plano, TX, Donald Bontrager of Bristol, IN, Mike (Colleen) Bontrager of Joplin, MO;  six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters; Edna Coblentz of Hartville, OH, Ida Herschberger of Goshen, IN., Lydia Mae (Joe) Kauffman of Goshen, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Anna Mae Bontrager, five brothers; Perry, Harley, Harry, Melvin, and Mahlon Bontrager, four sisters, Katie Chupp, Laura Nissley, Anna Miller and Rosa Miller.

He was a retired owner/operator of the Wana Cup Restaurant in Shipshewana.

Funeral service was October 11, 2010 at the First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Linford Martin. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.
  
Source: Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Bontrager, Levi "Lee" J., 87, of Shipshewana, IN died October 6, 2010 at Joplin, MO.  He was born July 15, 1923 at LaGrange County, IN to John I. and Barbara (Miller) Bontrager.  On September 4, 1948 he was married to Anna Mae Yoder, who was born December 17, 1926 and died July 10, 1995.

Surviving are children, Gerald (Sue) Bontrager, Donald Bontrager, and Mike (Colleen) Bontrager, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Edna Coblentz, Ida Herschberger, and Lydia Mae (Joe) Kauffman.

Five brothers, Perry, Harley, Harry, Melvin and Mahlon Bontrager, and four sisters, Katie Chupp, Laura Nissley, Anna Miller and Rosa Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 11, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN with burial in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.

Lee was a retired owner/operator of the Wana Cup Restaurant in Shipshewana, IN.

Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman, Middlebury, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Bontrager, Marie Mishler
, 88, of Goshen, died March 30, 2010, at her home.  She was born December 23, 1921, in Shipshewana, IN to George and Celstia (Miller) Mishler.  On March 12, 1955, she married Leroy Bontrager in Shipshewana. He died February 5, 2005.

Mrs. Bontrager is survived by a son, Dennis L. (Susan) Bontrager, and two daughters, Janet (Steve) Lantz and Jane (Mike) Bontrager, all of Goshen; eight grandchildren; and a brother, Wilbur (Ellen) Mishler of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Mishler.

A member of the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Funeral service was April 2, 2010, at Shore Mennonite Church, Pastors Ron Guengerich and Ron Kennel will officiate. Burial was in Shore Mennonite Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.
Source: Obit files of  Yoder-Culp Funeral Home Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
 


Bontrager, Mary E. Yoder
, 65, of Goshen, IN died March 21, 2010. She was born in Kosciusko Co., IN on April 11, 1944, to William J. and Sylvia (Schlabach) Yoder. She married William Bontrager on Oct. 29, 1966. He died March 31, 2008. She was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, IN.

Survived by daughters Cheryl D. (John) Ward of Goshen, IN and Mickie C. (Kevin) Welch of Millersburg, IN; stepdaughter Jan (Ralph) Teel; stepsons Ronald (Kathy) Bontrager and Harold Ray Bontrager; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and brothers Marvin W. (Mary Ellen) Yoder, Jerry W. (Dorothy) Yoder, Raymond W. Yoder and William (Charlotte) Yoder Jr.

Funeral service was March 26, 2010 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church in Goshen, IN. The Rev. Terry Diener will officiate. Burial was in Eden Cemetery, Topeka, IN.
Source: E-Truth.com, Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Bontrager, Mary Ellen Yoder, 65, of Millersburg, Elkhart Co., IN died March 21, 2010 at the same place from a heart attack.  She was born April 11, 1944 in Kosciusko Co., IN to William J. and Sylvia (Schlabach) Yoder.  On October 29, 1966 at Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN she was married to William Bontrager, who died March 31, 2008.

Surviving are children, Cheryl D. (John) Ward, Goshen, IN; and Mickie C. (Kevin) Welch, Millersburg, IN; stepdaughter, Jan (Ralph) Teel, LaGrange, IN; stepsons, Ronald (Kathy) Bontrager, Mount Pleasant, MI; and Harold Ray Bontrager, Millersburg, IN; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, Marvin W. (Mary Ellen) Yoder, Shipshewana, IN; Jerry W. (Dorothy) Yoder, Nottawa, MI; Raymond W. Yoder, and William (Charlotte) Yoder, Jr, Millersburg, IN.

Mary was a homemaker and a member of Maple City Trottingbred Association and Secret Sister's Society.

Memorial services were held March 26, 2010 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Eden Cemetery, Topeka, LaGrange Co., IN.

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


Bontrager, Mary Ellen Bontrager


WOLCOTTVILLE -- Mary Ellen Bontrager, 74, of Wolcottville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, at Parkview Hospital in Fort Wayne.

She was born on June 27, 1936, in LaGrange County to the late Samuel and Susan (Miller) Bontrager. On March 19, 1959, she married Levi Bontrager. He survives.

Also surviving are stepmother Miriam Bontrager of Wolcottville; brothers Ervin (Ida Mae) and Orva (Wilma) Bontrager, both of Shipshewana, and Samuel (Fannie Mae) Bontrager Jr. of Wolcottville; stepsisters Lillie (Ervin Ray) Hochstetler of Shipshewana, Louise (Clayton) Lambright of LaGrange, Barbara (David) Hostetler of Millersburg, Laura (Richard) Slabach of Shipshewana and Lena (Devon) Miller of Millersburg; and stepbrothers Floyd (Irene) Barkman of Goshen, Levi (LeAnna) Barkman of Millersburg and Pete (Mary) Barkman of Wolcottville.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Harley Bender residence, 2220 W. 550 S., Wolcottville, with burial in Miller Cemetery. Visitation will be today after 1 p.m. at the family residence, 6045 S. 200 W., Wolcottville, and all day Sunday.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
9/4/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Bontrager, Susannah Troyer


DUE WEST, S.C. -- Susannah Troyer Bontrager, 94, of Due West, died Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at her home.

She was born in Limon, Colo., to the late Christian M. and Elizabeth Miller Troyer. She was the widow of Raymond H. Bontrager.

Surviving are her sons Lester (LaVeda) Bontrager of Wakarusa, Ind., Floyd (Nancy) Bontrager of New Paris, Ind., and Kenneth (Mildred) Bontrager of Middlebury, Ind.; daughter Verna B. (Harold) Overholt of Due West; brother Cephus Troyer (Jean) of Goshen, Ind.; sister, Wilma (Henry) Hershberger of Goshen; sister-in-law, Orpha Troyer of Goshen; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Griner Mennonite Church. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

Memorials may be sent to Crusades for Christ Ministries, 61345 C.R.133, Goshen, IN 46526.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.
The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
9/25/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Bontrager, Susannah Troyer, 94, of Due West, IN died September 22, 2010 at her residence. She was born in Limon, CO to the late Christian M. & Elizabeth Miller Troyer. She was the widow of Raymond H. Bontrager. She was a member of Whispering Pines Mennonite Church.

Surviving are her three sons; Lester Bontrager (LaVeda) of Wakarusa, Indiana, Floyd Bontrager (Nancy) of New Paris, Indiana and Kenneth Bontrager (Mildred) of Middlebury, Indiana; a daughter, Verna B. Overholt (Harold) of Due West, SC; a brother, Cephus Troyer (Jean) of Goshen, Indiana; a sister, Wilma Hershberger (Henry) of Goshen, Indiana; a sister-in-law, Orpha Troyer of Goshen, Indiana; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral Service was September 28, 2010 at Griner Mennonite Church Middlebury, IN. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery in Goshen, Indiana.
Source: Miller-Stewart Funeral Home Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
 


Bontrager, Willis R.


Willis R. Bontrager, 60, of Sullivan passed away at 4:26 p.m. on Thursday, March 25, 2010 at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

A funeral service with Rev. Howard Kuhns officiating was Monday morning at the Otto Center in rural Arthur. Burial was in Pleasant View Church Cemetery in rural Arcola. Visitation was held Saturday and Sunday at Otto Center. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Bontrager was born January 24, 1950, in Tuscola. He was the son of Raymond C. and Ella A. (Miller) Bontrager. He married Esther Byler on June 12, 1971, in Dover, Delaware. She survives.

Also surviving are five children, Melody Schrock and husband Clifford of Harrisonville, Pennsylvania, Matthew Bontrager and wife Lacry of Suceava, Romania, Amber Yoder and husband Melvin of Harrison, Arkansas, and Aaron Bontrager and Andrew Bontrager, both at home; seven grandchildren, Hannah, Alex, Alisa, and Simona Bontrager, Serena and Hadassah Schrock, and Kayla Yoder; his parents, Raymond and Ella Bontrager of Sullivan; two brothers, Ernest Bontrager of Arthur and Kenneth Bontrager and wife Goldie of Sullivan; and three sisters, Marie Kuhns and husband Dan of Arthur, Ruth Kuhns and husband Gary of Tuscola, and Judy Herschberger and husband Darrell of Tuscola.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents.

Mr. Bontrager committed his life to Christ as a young man. That commitment became the foundation and theme upon which he built his life and ministry.

He graduated from Arthur High School in 1968. His education also included many life experiences and grew through asking many questions.

In 1969, Mr. Bontrager joined the Sunnyside service unit in Sarasota, Florida, where he met Esther Byler. They were married on June 12, 1971 in Dover, Delaware. They established their home in Sullivan. As the years passed, God blessed them with five children whom he treasured.

He worked with his father and brother on the farm, eventually taking over the family farm. His testimony among the farming community was appreciated by many. He continued to enjoy growing corn, soybeans, and hay and processing compost until his passing.
   
He was ordained as a minister of the Pleasant View Church in Arcola on October 25, 1981. He loved the Lord and His church and was active in the ministry of the Gospel until the Lord called him home. He also served on the Missions Interest Committee serving the larger Beachy community.
   
As his children entered school, Mr. Bontrager became actively involved as well. He served on the board of Arthur Mennonite School and later was instrumental in opening the Pleasant View School. There he served as principal for many years. He loved his students and had no greater joy than to know that "his children" walked in truth.

In 1996, he laid aside his farming, church, and school responsibilities to take his family to Romania. They served there for three years with the Teaching Ministries Program of Christian Aid Ministries.

While there Mr. Bontrager had his first heart attack that weakened his heart. In 2009, he had triple-bypass surgery and was actively engaged with heart rehab.

On March 25, 2010, Mr. Bontrager was at home sitting at the dining room table. The telephone rang and he said, "Hello." He then experienced a heart attack and answered another call  - from Home!

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord" (I Co. 15:58).  He taught us this verse by his example.

Memorials may be made to Special Needs in Romania: in care of Pleasant View Church.

Arthur Graphic Clarion
March 31, 2010
Submitted by: Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL



Borkholder, Jacob


Sept. 15, 1944 - Dec. 21, 2010

NEW PARIS -- Jacob "Jake" Borkholder, 66, of 71324 C.R. 15, New Paris, died at 8:16 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2010, at his home from a short illness.

He was born Sept. 15, 1944, in Goshen to Melvin and Amanda Miller Borkholder. He married Laura Mae Lehman on Sept. 15, 1966. She survives.

He was a member of Fairview Amish Mennonite Church and retired from Fairmont Homes in Nappanee.

Surviving along with his wife are daughters Loretta Yoder, Edith Slabaugh and Sharon Miller; sons Lavon, Olen and Leon Borkholder; 30 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; brothers Perry, Oba, Melvin and Larry Borkholder; and sisters Ada Miller, Ann Miller, Katie Hochstetler, Clara Miller and Mary Borkholder.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Mount Tabor Fellowship Hall. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, also at Mount Tabor Fellowship Hall. Burial will be in Fairview Amish Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorials may be made to World Missionary Press.

Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, is handling the arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 23, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Borkholder, Noah T.


Dec. 2, 1942 - Dec. 4, 2010

NAPPANEE -- Noah T. Borkholder, 68, of Nappanee, died at 9:07 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010) at Goshen General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 2, 1942, to Tobias A. and Anna Bontrager Borkholder. He married Susie Carolyn Miller on Dec. 8, 1966, in Marshall County. She preceded in death on Oct. 29, 2010.

Surviving are a son, Jacob (Bertha) Borkholder of Nappanee; son-in-law Devon (Martha) Schmucker of Lovington, lll.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; brothers Mahlon, Simon, Levi and Tobias Borkholder Jr.; and sisters Viola Borkholder and Lena Miller.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today and all day Monday and Tuesday at Jacob Borkholder's residence, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will lead the service. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 5, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
 

Borkholder, Susie "Carolyn" Miller


NAPPANEE --Susie "Carolyn" Borkholder, 70, 8427 W. 1050 N., Nappanee, died at 3:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at her home.

She was born July 4, 1940, in LaGrange County. She married Noah T. Borkholder on Dec. 8, 1966. He survives.

Surviving along with her husband are a son, Jacob Borkholder of Nappanee; son-in-law Devon Schmucker of Lovington, Ill.; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; four brothers, Glen and Amos Jr., both of Nappanee, Harley of Etna Green and Jake of Arizona; and three sisters, Ada Mae, Katie and Mary Miller, all of Bourbon.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, Oct. 30, and all day Sunday at Jacob Borkholder's residence. The funeral will be Monday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m., also at Jacob's home. The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will lead the service. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Posting note: Maiden name was Miller

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
10/30/3010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Boshart, Burdette Joseph
, 85 years, 4 months, 26 days, of Milford, Seward Co., NE died October 7, 2010 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE from natural causes.  He was born May 11, 1925 at Milford, NE to Joseph and Faye (Stutzman) Boshart.  On September 26 1948 he was married to Deloris Jean Stutzman, who was born June 27, 1930 and died January 21, 2001.

Surviving are daughters/sons-in-law: Patricia & Lynn Hostetler, Holly & Roger Hostetler, Carla & Don Yeackley, and Pam & Van Wurst; son & daughter-in-law: Mike & Shari Boshart, 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, brothers/sisters-in-law: Bob & Irene Boshart, and Don Boshart; sisters-in-law: Moneda Stutzman, Beulah Stutzman, and Arla Stutzman; and brothers-in-law: Lonnie Stutzman, and Darold Eicher.

A sister, Mary Jo Boshart and a brother, Elwood Boshart preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 9, 2010 at Beth-El Mennonite, Milford, NE
with burial in Milford Mennonite Cemetery, Milford, NE.

Submitted by: Ann Danekas, Milford, NE
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Boshart, Harold Lyle
, 73, of Carthage, NY died February 27, 2010 at the same place.  He was born March 9, 1936 at Champion, NY to Clayton and Florence (Bast) Boshart.  On March 22, 1958 at Ellisburg, NY he was married to Constance Joslyn, who survives.

Surviving are children, Daniel & Erin Boshart; Brian Boshart; Timothy & Jackie Boshart; Shawn & Jennifer Boshart; and Kevin Boshart, 6 grandchildren,  and siblings, Gerald & Verna Mae Boshart; Richart Boshart; Clifford & Sharon Boshart; and Shirley & Joseph Widrick.

A brother, Wayne Boshart preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 3, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, New York with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Joyce Grau, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Bowman, Lydia S. Stauffer
, 97, of Ephrata, PA, formerly of East Earl, PA died February 28, 2010 at Fairmount Homes. She was born in Snyder Co., PA to Eli S. and Mary (Brubacher) Stauffer.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Stauffer in 1936 and her second husband, Henry G. Bowman in 1964.

Lydia was the oldest member of Weaverland Mennonite Church where she had served as a Sunday School teacher and was involved in the sewing circle and small prayer cell group. She also did sewing at home, crocheting and needlework, and helped her oldest sister's family.

Survived by her three daughters: Ruth married to James Auker, Ephrata, PA; Dorothy married to Lester Martin, Denver, PA and Anna Stauffer, East Earl, PA; two step-sons: Henry S. married to Ruth Bowman, Lititz, PA and Clayton married to Mabel Bowman, Lancaster, PA; eight grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; nine great-great grandchildren; a number of step-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary married to Horace Stauffer, and Catherine Stauffer, all of Ephrata, PA; and two brothers: Eli married to Ruth Stauffer, Narvon, PA and Aaron Stauffer, Ephrata, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, three granddaughters, three brothers, three sisters, four step-sons and a step-daughter.

Funeral service was March 3, 2010 at the Weaverland Mennonite Church with Bishop C. Kenneth Martin and Pastors Leon Hurst and Ray Auker officiating. Interment in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, East Earl, PA.
Source: LOL March 1, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
and Robert Fish



Bowman, Paul K.
, 94, of Lancaster, PA formerly of Willow Street, PA died March 30, 2010 at the Mennonite Home. He was born July 26, 1915, in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Henry L. and Lizzie W. (Kreider) Bowman. He was married to the late Mary H. (Thomas) Bowman (died in 1973) and the late Stella H. (Shenk) Bowman (died in 1991).

He was a member of the New Danville Mennonite Church where he served as a Deacon for 23 years. Paul was a farmer in Pequea Twp. for 37 years and had worked at the Mennonite Home for 20 years.

Survived by four children, Robert T. Bowman married to Thelma (Denlinger), Kenneth T. Bowman married to Mary C. (Garber), Ruth A. married to J. Nevin Martin, Mary A. married to Ben Brown; one daughter-in-law, Linda (Campbell) Bowman; four stepchildren, Calvin E. Shenk, L. Dale Shenk, Doris A. Mohler and Norma J. Watterman; 12 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 26 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, E. Thomas Bowman, and 9 siblings.

Funeral Service was April 2, 2010 at New Danville Mennonite Church, with Pastor Curtiss L. Kanagy officiating. Interment was in the  New Danville Mennonite Cemetery Lancaster, PA.
Source: LOL March 31, 2010.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Boyts, Jim N.
, 76, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died June 12, 2010 at the same place from complications related to leukemia.  He was born October 16, 1933 at Harper, KS to Earl and Marie (Barber) Boyts.  On August 8, 1952 he was married to Belle Stoltzfus.

Surviving are children, Pam (Jerry) Gerber; Randal (Teresa) Boyts; Annette (Steve) Brant; Diana (Ray) Young, 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Harold (Bernita) Boyts and Phillip (Rosemary) Boyts.

Memorial services were held June 19, 2010 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS.

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

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HESSTON -
Jim N. Boyts died Saturday (June 12, 2010) in his sleep at home in Hesston from complications related to leukemia.

Jim was born on Oct. 16, 1933, in Harper to Earl Boyts and Marie Barber Boyts.
Jim was a 1952 graduate of Hesston Academy, where he met his wife, Anna Belle Stolzfus. They married on Aug. 8, 1952.

Jim entered the manufactured housing industry and worked most of his career for Skyline Corp. in Elkhart, Ind., and Arkansas City. In recognition of his service to, and impact on, the industry, he will be inducted into the Manufactured Housing Hall of Fame in Elkhart on Aug. 2.

In the early 1970s, Jim took a leave of absence from Skyline to work as director of development for Hesston College in Hesston. After retirement, he remained very active in his community in Indiana, as well as Hesston. His passion for personal connection, education, peace and justice issues continues to inspire many of the lives he touched.

He is survived by his wife, Belle Stolzfus Boyts of Hesston; four children, Pamela Gerber and husband Jerry of Harper, Randal Boyts and wife Teresa of Fort Worth, Texas, Annette Brant and husband Steve of Boulder, Colo., and Diana Young and husband Ray of Overland Park; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and brothers, Harold Boyts and wife Bernita of Overland Park, and Phillip Boyts and wife Rosemary of Garden City.

A celebration of life will be at 4 p.m. Saturday at Hesston Mennonite Church.
Memorials may be sent in his name to Hesston College, Box 3000, Hesston, KS 67062, designated for "MEDA student scholarships" (Mennonite Economic Development Association www.meda.org) in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 107 S. Lancaster St., Hesston, KS 67062.

The Kansan.com, Newton Kansan
Posted Jun 14, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Brackbill, Anna M.
, 86, formerly of Smoketown, PA died August 1, 2010. at Garden Spot Retirement Community. She was born in Salisbury Twp. Lancaster Co., PA. to Ellis B. and Alice (Groff) Brackbill. Anna was a member of Kinzer Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA.

She is survived by three brothers, Maurice B. Brackbill of Ephrata, PA; Christian E. Brackbill of New Holland, PA and J. Harold Brackbill of Loxley, AL; four sisters, Mary B. Hershey of Paradise, PA; Rhoda E. Feister of Juniata Co., PA; Grace E. Strubel of Ronks, PA and Alice E. Lantz of East Petersburg, PA and many nieces and nephews.

Anna was preceded in death by two brothers, Elam and Aaron, and a sister, Ruth Brackbill.

Funeral service was August 7, 200 at Kinzer Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA. with Pastor Dwight Groff officiating. Interment in Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Obit files of Bachman Funeral Home, Strasburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Brackbill, Arthur P.
, 91, formerly of Strasburg, PA, died November 11, 2010 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. He was born in Salisbury Twp. Lancaster Co., PA, to Parke and Anna (Witmer) Brackbill. He was the husband of the late Mildred (Benner) Brackbill, who died in 1985.

He was a former member of Stumptown Mennonite Church. Bird in Hand, PA. Arthur enjoyed studying genealogy.

Survived by two nieces, Joyce Fair and Joanne Diaco and two nephews, Kenneth Brackbill and Clair Brackbill.

Arthur was preceded in death by two brothers, Norman W. and Lester B. Brackbill.

Funeral Service was November 16, 2010 in the Oreville Chapel at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA with Chaplain Dorcas Martzall officiating. Interment in Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery, Bird In Hand, PA.

Source: Bachman Funeral Home, Strasburg, PA.
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler
  

Brandt, Ethel M. Weaver
, 86, of Manheim, PA died July 2, 2010 at 6:40 at her home. She was born in Brownstown, PA to Irvin and Annie Weitzel Weaver. Ethel was married for 44 years to Harry K. Brandt who died in 1992.

Survied by 4 children Elvin R. husband of Lorraine Dombach Brandt of Lititz, PA; M. David Brandt and E. Daniel Brandt both of Greentown, PA; a daughter, Evelyn M. wife of Kenneth A. Bucher of Manheim, PA;  fourteen grandchildren, and twenty-two great grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers: Clifford C.
husband of Margaret Weaver of New Holland, PA and Kenneth L. husband of Mary Ann Weaver of Manheim, PA.

Preceding her in death Her husband Harry, three sisters: Marguerite B. Mumma, Lillian M. LeFever, Treva L. Good, and one brother, Irvin R. Weaver, Jr.

Ethel was a member of Manheim Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA.

Funeral service was July 7, 2010 at the Manheim Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA with Pastor Joseph Stahl and Pastor David Martin officiating. Interment is in
Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Twp. Lancvaster Co., PA.
Source: LOL July 5, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Breneman, Clifford W.
, 88, of Mt. Hope Nazarene Home, Manheim, PA died March 3, 2010 at Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, PA. He was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Christian E. and Lizzie Witmer Breneman. He and his wife, Jean Wolgemuth Breneman, celebrated 61 years of marriage in May of 2009.

A lifelong member of Masonville Mennonite Church, Washington Boro, PA, Clifford served as trustee and treasurer and as Sunday School Superintendent. Most recently, he attended Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, PA. Clifford served in the Civilian Public Service during World War II, where he worked on projects in Iowa and Virginia, and was also active with Mennonite Disaster Service projects, the lengthiest being in Mississippi where he helped to rebuild burned-out churches.

Survived by his wife, Jean and children, Janet M. Breneman, Lancaster, PA; Melvin R., husband of Doris Reist Breneman, Lancaster, PA;  Lois Mae, wife of David Hege, LaFarge, WI; Kenneth L., husband of Jeanie Kreider Breneman, Elizabethtown, PA and J. Larry, husband of Sandra Eby Breneman, Washington Boro, PA; fourteen grand children and ten great grandchildren.

Four sisters, Grace Nolt, and Miriam, Ruth, and Irene Breneman, and six brothers, Joseph, Paul, Martin, Eli, Roy, and Amos Breneman preceded him in death.

Funeral service was March 8, 2010 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, PA Interment was in Masonville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Washington Boro, PA.
Source: LOL March 5, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Breneman, Clifford W., 88, of Manheim, PA died March 3, 2010 at Mt. Hope Nazarene Home, Manheim, PA.  He was born May 5, 1921 in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Christian E. and Lizzie (Witmer) Breneman.  He was married to Jean Wolgemuth, who was born December 11, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are children, Janet M. Breneman, Melvin R., Lois Mae, Kenneth L., J. Larry, 14 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

His siblings, Grace Nolt, Miriam, Ruth and Irene Breneman, Joseph, Paul, Martin, Eli, Roy and Amos Breneman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 8, 2010at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in Masonville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Submitted by: Christy Kauffman, Landisville PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Breneman, Miriam H. Hostetter
, 93, died March 4, 2010 at York Hospital, York, PA. She was born on February 12, 1917, in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, to Christian and Stella (Mowrer) Hostetter. She was the wife of the late Paul W. Breneman, who died on March 19, 2001. She was a member of Stony Brook Mennonite Church, York, PA.

Survived by three sons Richard H. Breneman and his wife Jewell of Greencastle, PA; John H. Breneman and his wife Lois of Roanoke, VA, Arthur H. Breneman and his wife Elaine of Mechanicsburg, PA; two daughters Betty B. Bentzel and her husband Paul York, PA; and Esther B. Keeports and her husband Larry of Colorado Springs, CO. Fourteen grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren, one sister Elizabeth Nissley of Manheim, PA; two brothers Harvey and Harold Hostetter both of Lititz, PA.

She was preceded in death by three sisters Mary Lefever, Dora Heisey, and Esther Myer.

Funeral service was March 6, 2010 at Stony Brook Mennonite Church, with James Heindel and Carlton Stambaugh officiating. Burial will be in Stony Brook Mennonite Cemetery, York, PA. 
Source: LOL March 5, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
and Robert Fish


Breneman, Ruth C. Wenger
, 91, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Elizabethtown, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at her home. Her husband of 52 years, Roy W. Breneman, preceded her in death in 1996.

Born on April 6, 1919 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Phares S. and Nora (Cassel) Wenger.

She was a member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown. Ruth was a devoted Christian wife, mother, grandmother, sister and will be greatly missed by her family.

Surviving are four children, Phares W. married to Judy (Enck) Breneman, of Millersville, Nancy B. married to J. David Yoder, of Sarasota, Douglas W. married to Darlene (Enck) Breneman, of Elizabethtown and Marlane B. married to Dean L. Martin, of Chambersburg; 10 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren and one sister, Edna Lutz, of Mount Joy. She was preceded in death by a son, Leroy and siblings, Eleanor Myers, Pauline Franck, Betty Charles, John Wenger and Phares Wenger.

Ruth's Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, 300 S. Spruce Street, Elizabethtown, PA 17022 on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 7PM. There will be a visitation with the family on Thursday between 6 and 7PM at the church. Private traditional casket burial will be in the Masonville Mennonite Cemetery, Washington Boro, PA. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, Memorial Remembrances can be made in Ruth's memory to Abundant Living Ministries, 541 West 28th Division Highway, Lititz, PA 17543.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/31/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Brenneman, Grace Short

  
GOSHEN -- Grace Brenneman, 96, died Saturday evening at the home of her daughter in Goshen.

She was born on April 12, 1913, near Archbold, Ohio, to Simon J. and Emma (Kutzli) Short. She was the second of five children and was 10 years old when her mother died. Her father then married Elsie Nofzinger and they had six children.

Grace married Edwin Brenneman on June 6, 1943, and they lived together on their farm near Elida, Ohio, until his death in 1983. She remained on the farm until 2001 when she moved to Goshen.

She attended Bowling Green State University, where she received her teaching certificate. She taught for 12 years prior to her marriage, first in one-room schools and then in Archbold where she taught fifth grade.

She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, Elida, and after moving to Goshen, she attended Faith Mennonite Church.

She was active in many aspects of the church including making many blankets, hats and school kit bags for relief.

She is survived by her son, Allen (Sheryl) Brenneman and daughter Margaret (Timothy) Thut, both of Goshen; grandchildren Stephanie Brenneman Ramer, Michelle Ester-bode, Tanya Brenneman Fast, Daniel Thut, Rebecca Thut Witmer, Amy Thut and Luis Francisco; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by sisters Ada Short, Herma Gnagey and Helen Holsopple and brothers Walter (Shirley) Short, Herbert (Arlene) Short and Roger (Doris) Short. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Art and Harold, and two sisters, Bessie Emch and Doris Ebersole.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chamberlain-Huckeriede Funeral Home, Lima, Ohio.

Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Salem Mennonite Church, Elida, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in Salem Cemetery. A memorial service in Goshen will take place at a later date.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen, is assisting the family with local arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Mennonite Central Committee.
Source: The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
3/2/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Brenneman, Harold H.
, 91, of Ephrata, PA died September 2, 2010. He was born near Kalona, Iowa, November 29, 1918, to Irwin B. and Mattie (Miller) Brenneman. He was married to Olive (Troyer) Brenneman in 1943. He was a member of the Denver, PA Congregation of the Eastern Pennsylvania Mennonite Church. He was ordained to the Ministry in 1942, and served in the Conservative Mennonite Churches for more than 60 years.

Surviving is his wife Olive and daughter, Lucy Ann (Mrs. Ottis Conley) of Crockett, Kentucky; and son, Keith Alan Brenneman of Akron, OH; ten grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; and one sister, Leona (Mrs. L. David) Yoder of Kalona, Iowa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Edna Niles; and one son, Lon David Brenneman.

Funeral service was September 7, 2010 at the Denver Mennonite Church, Interment in the Denver Mennonite cemetery, Denver, PA.
Source: Obit files of  Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Brenneman, Lois Ellen Hege
, age 84, of Lancaster, PA, died May 23, 2010 at her home. She was born March 22, 1926 in Washington County, MD, to Jonas E. and Elizabeth (Baer) Hege.  On June 10, 1951, Lois married John K. Brenneman.

Survived by her husband, John and two chosen daughters, Miriam H. Groff of Manheim, PA and Debra S. Kohl of Minersville, PA. Also by three sisters:
Barbara, wife of Benjamin Risser, Dorothy, wife of Marvin Groff and Martha, wife of Paul Hossler; two brothers, Nathan B., husband of Arlene Hege, and David B., husband of Arlene Hege. There are six grandchildren and eleven great grandchildren

One granddaughter, Tamara Lennon, preceded her in death in 1976.

She was a member of Life Mennonite Fellowship Church, West Willow, PA, and she was a former member of Laurel Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA and East Hanover Mennonite Church, Palmyra, PA.

Funeral service was May 28, 2010 at the New Danville Mennonite Church, 103 Marticville Rd. (PA Route 324), Lancaster, PA, with Pastors Mark Schlabach, Doug Fuhrman and Tim Beachy officiating. Viewings will be 6:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday evening from the church, and from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service on Friday. Interment was in  New Danville Mennonite cemetery,Lancaster, PA.
Source: LOL May 25, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Brenneman, Janice Louise Ridgway
, 61, of Gainesville, Florida died April 3, 2010  at the same place from ALS disease.  She was born December 15, 1948 at Fort Lauderdale, Florida to William and Louise Ridgway.  On November 26,1971 at Atlanta, Georgia she was married to Fred P. Brenneman, who was born October 16, 1947 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, Jacob Brenneman and Daniel Brenneman (Carlee), one grandchild, and a sister, Judy Hollifield.

Janice was a founding member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church

Memorial services were held April 7, 2010 at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Gainesville, Florida.
Submitted by: Eve MacMaster
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Brenneman, Janice Louise Ridgway

Janice Louise Brenneman passed away after a gallant battle with ALS on April 3rd, 2010 at her home in Gainesville. Janice was born December 15th, 1948 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to Louise B. and William P. Ridgway. She, along with her parents moved to Gainesville in 1949 in order for her father to attend the University of Florida, where they lived in the Flavets. She graduated from Gainesville High School in 1966 and Wesleyan College in 1971 with a bachelor in church music.

She married Fredrick J. Brenneman in 1971 in Atlanta, Georgia, where they lived for a few years before they moved to Evanston, IL., before moving back to Gainesville in 1978. She was a piano teacher, church musician, and a founding member of Emmanuel Mennonite Church. She volunteered in many organizations particularly the schools where her sons attended and more recently at Arbor House. She was a sustaining member of Junior League of Gainesville where she was part of the children's theater group and member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood, Chapter FH.

She is survived by her husband Fred of 38 years, sons Jacob W. and Daniel P. (Carlee) Brenneman, grandson Jeremiah and sister Judy R. Hollifield.

Janice loved God, her family, Church, friends, music, and gardening.

In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Arbor House, or the ALS Association of Florida. A Memorial Service will be held at 10:30 AM Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the First United Methodist Church 419 NE 1st Street Gainesville, FL. Milam Funeral and Cremation Services 311 S. Main Street Gainesville, FL 32601, (352) 376-5361.
Published in Gainesville Sun from April 6 to April 7, 2010
Gainesville, FL


Brenneman, Orlo C.
, 94, died April 11, 2010, at Grace Village, Winona Lake, IN.
He was born in Elida, OH December 17, 1915 to Noah H. and Sallie S. (Heatwole) Brenneman.  On May 28, 1942 he married Thelma L. Gilnett in Scottdale, Pennsylvania. She died March 5, 1996.

He was a member of the Mennonite Church of Warsaw, Warsaw, IN.

Surviving are his three daughters, Janet (Melvin) Wingrove, Leicester, North Carolina, Judith (Jerard) Garifine, Long Beach, New Jersey, and Joyce (Bill) LeMasters, Lakeland, Florida; three sons,  Joseph Brenneman , Larwill, Indiana,  James Brenneman, Warsaw, Indiana, and John Brenneman, Winona Lake, Indiana; 16 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

He was preceded by a sister, Ada Criswell; and three brothers, Earl L., Clarence W., and Horance Q. Brenneman.

The family will receive friends 1:30 to 3:30 and 5:00 to 6:15 p.m., on Monday, April 19, at The Meetinghouse at Greencroft, Goshen where a service will be held at 6:30 p.m. 

Funeral service was April 21, 2010 at the Salem Mennonite Church, Elida, OH
Burial was in Salem Mennonite Cemetery, Elida, Ohio.
Source: Obit files of Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Brilhart, Earle Rodney
, 98, of Goshen, IN died April 19, 2010 at the same place.  He was born June 24, 1911 at Scottdale, PA to C. A. and Cora (Loucks) Brilhart.  On May 15, 1949 he was married to Marnetta Yake, who was born  July 4, 1923 and survives.

Surviving are children, Theodore Brilhart, Kathleen (Bruce Repko) Brilhart, and Daniel (Terri Enns) Brilhart, and a sister, Mildred (Truman) Showalter.

Earle was born in Scottdale, Pa., and, as an adult, operated the family hardware business there and took special care of his brothers and sisters.  He and Marnetta moved to the Greencroft Retirement Center in November 2004.

Memorial services were held April 25, 2010 at the Meeting House at Greencroft, Goshen, IN with burial in Scottdale, PA.

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



Britsch, Doris C. Lugbill
, 85, of Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio died November 27, 2010 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born May 21, 1925 at Archbold to Eli and Jennie (Burkholder) Lugbill.  On July 11, 1943 at Archbold she was married to Dale Brtisch, who died February 5, 1995.

Surviving are two daughters, Barbara (Phillip) Kauffman, and Norma (Paul O.) Sigg, 6 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Leon Lugbill, and two sisters, Virgie Mae Lugbill and Martha King  preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held November 30, 2010 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold, OH
with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio.

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



Brooks, Allan D.


May 9, 1938 - July 27, 2010

ELKHART -- Allen D. Brooks, 72, of Elkhart, died in his home at 6:18 p.m. Tuesday (July 27, 2010) of a pulmonary embolism.

He was born May 9, 1938, to Harold A. and Mae (Heistand) Brooks in Peoria, Ill. On Aug. 15, 1964, he married Sharon K. (Nunemaker) Brooks. She survives.

Also surviving are children David Brooks of Goshen, Cheryl (Robert Sturgill) Wise of Goshen and Michael (Karen) Brooks of West Lafayette; grandchildren Tara Wise, Connor, Jeremy and Ryan Brooks; sister Carolyn (Don) Blosser of Goshen; brother Ronald Brooks of Goshen; and stepsisters Fyrne (Ray) Lantz of Middlebury and Twila (Peter) Harder of Canada.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brother Richard Brooks.

Allen was a 1956 graduate of Roanoke High School, Illinois, and a 1964 graduate of Goshen College. He served two years in PAX service in Greece under M.C.C. from 1960 to 1962. As a bricklayer, he worked in construction for 40 years. At Holdeman Mennonite Church, where he was a member, he was a Sunday school teacher for the come and share class. His hobbies were collecting antiques, going to auctions, restoring old toys and reading.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday (July 30, 2010) at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday (July 31, 2010) at Holdeman Mennonite Church, 65723 C.R. 1, Wakarusa, where the service will be at 10 a.m. Pastors Danny Jones and BJ Leichty, both of Holdeman Mennonite Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (East) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Holdeman Mennonite Church Building Fund or the Mennonite Central Committee. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

Source: The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
7/29/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Brooks, Allen D., 72, of Elkhart, IN died July 27, 2010 at the same place from a pulmonary embolism.  He was born May 9, 1938 at Peoria, IL to Harold and Mae (Heistand) Brooks.  On August 15, 1964 he was married to Sharon K. Nunemaker, who was born March 1, 1943 and survives.

Surviving are children, David Brooks, Cheryl (Robert Sturgill) Wise, Michael (Karen) Brooks, 4 grandchildren, a sister, Carolyn (Don) Blosser, a brother, Ronald Brooks, and stepsisters Fyrne (Ray) Lantz and Twila (Peter) Harter.

A brother, Richard Brooks preceded him in death.

Allen served two years in PAX service in Greece under MCC from 1960 to 1962.

Memorial services were held July 31, 2010 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN.

Submitted by: Loretta Newcomer
Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Brown, Malinda Rose Lingenfelder
, 92, of Newton, Harvey County, Kansas died March 7, 2010 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born June 15, 1917  at Hanston, Kansas.  On June 14, 1941 at Hanston, Kansas she was married to Max Regier, who died February 23, 1987.  After Max's death Malinda married Lelus Brown May 9, 1990.  Lelus died May 5, 1993.

Malinda Rose Lingenfelder Regier Brown, affectionately called Linda or Nana, was born June 15, 1917 in Hanston, Kansas. She grew up on a farm, and drove a horse and buggy to school with her younger sister, Berniece.

Linda loved art even as a young child and she created and fostered that love in her children and others. She began her art career as a teenager, assisting in her Uncle John Lingenfelder's photography studio, providing the tinted color on portraits. Linda graduated from Bethel College with a teaching certificate and began her teaching career in a one room schoolhouse in Macksville, KS. She and Max Regier met during college and were married in 1941. In the following years they lived in Newton and Linda's time was spent lovingly raising 7 children and volunteering in their activities. She was a Brownie, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout leader and served 2 terms as McKinley School PTA President. The Regier home was
always decorated with Linda's art and artistic touch, the smell of cookies in the oven, a menagerie of animals, and a gang of neighborhood kids. In later years the family moved to Wichita and Linda worked during those years in retail clothing and jewelry stores.

She volunteered at the Wichita Art Museum and in a program in Wichita teaching art and creating sculpture in the schools. In later years, back in Newton Linda volunteered with the Newton Art Association and The Carriage Factory Gallery and was a long-standing member of the Junior Themian Club. She served Bethel College Mennonite Church in various capacities such as Co-Chair of the Circle One of the Women's Fellowship groups, Co-chair of the Funeral Serving Committee, and hostess in her home for group of church members for meals. Linda was chosen as a 2003 Woman of the Year in the church and religion category. Following Max's
death, Linda remarried Lelus Brown and welcomed more children and grandchildren into the family.
    
She was preceded in death by her parents Jacob and Susanna, step-mother, Helen, sister Berniece, husbands Max Regier and Lelus Brown, and son Steven Brent Regier.

Survivors include her children Rosalind Scudder (Stan), Newton;  Max Stewart Regier (Nellie), Newton; Mary Regier, (Newton); Robert Regier (Anita), Derby; Mark Regier (Penny), (Sedgwick); and Melissa Keenan (Tom), Newton. She is also survived by Bill Brown, Anita Sadowsky, Martin Brown and their families. She is survived by 24 Grandchildren, 22 Great Grandchildren, and 3 Great-Great Grandchildren.

The family expresses gratitude to the staff of Presbyterian Manor and Hospice Care of Kansas for their assistance in caring for our lovely Mom and Nana. She will be greatly missed, but we know she is in heaven and probably already offering decorating tips and some of her uniquely special recipes.

Memorial services were held March 10, 2010 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kansas with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, Kansas.

Submitted by: Monica Lichti, North Newton, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
 

Brown, Vivian Weldy,
94, of Wakarusa, IN died February 19, 2010 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born August 8, 1915 at Wakarusa, IN to Cornelius and Golda (Wenger) Weldy.  On December 25, 1935 she was married to Abner Brown, who died October 1, 1998.

Surviving are children, LaVeda (Lester) Bontrager, Annabelle (Gary) Nisen, Abner (Valerie) Brown, Jr., Kermit (Rosanne) Brown, Norman Brown, 18 grandchildren,  24 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Wayne (Diana) Weldy, and a sister, Pauline Stahly.

A daughter, Glendora Brown, a son, Keith Brown, a sister Alma Weldy, and a brother, Harold Weldy preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 25, 2010 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN.

Submitted by: Loretta Newcomer, Wakarusa, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Brubacher, Curtis
, 93, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died November 24, 2010 at the same place.  He was born July 6, 1917 at Heidelberg, ON to Menno and Almeta (Good) Brubacher.  On June 13, 1945 he was married to Alice Snider, who was born September 5, 1921 and survives.

Surviving are children, Sanford (Colette) Brubacher, Maurice (Hannelore) Brubacher, Lorrie Brubacher (Dan Perlman), and Ross Brubacher, 4 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a sister, Ada Brubacher.

Two brothers and two sisters, Abner Brubacher, Walter Brubacher, Elizabeth Martin, and Lucinda Cressman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 29, 2010 at Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges, ON.

Submitted by: Karen Sauder, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Brubaker, Edna M. Sauder
, 88, of Denver, PA entered into rest on Thursday, November 11, 2010 at home. She was born in East Earl Township, the daughter of the late Martin and Lizzie M. (Martin) Sauder. She was married to Amos Brubaker who passed away in 1979 and a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lucy (Leinbach) Brubaker (Martin of KY). Also several grandchildren; three brothers: John Sauder, Martin Sauder, Noah Sauder; and three sisters: Lizzie Sensenig, Eva Brubaker, Lena Newswanger.

Surviving are five sons: Aaron married to Mary (Zimmerman) Brubaker, Mt. Herman, KY; Daniel married to Bertha (Shirk) Brubaker and Martin married to Martha (Martin) Brubaker, both of Elkton, KY; David married to Mary (Horning) Brubaker and Samuel married to Frances (Martin) Brubaker, both of Denver, PA. Also four daughters: Lucy Brubaker, with whom she resided; Ada married to Mahlon Horning and Mabel married to Charles Burkholder, both of Penn Yan, NY; Edna married to Leon Martin, Ephrata; 66 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren; five brothers: Adam married to Lena (Reiff) Sauder, Penn Yan, NY; Eli of Ephrata; Mahlon married to Emma (Horning) Sauder, East Earl; Amos married to Katie (Zimmerman) Sauder, Ephrata; a sister Anna Zimmerman, East Earl and a sister-in-law Ruth Sauder, East Earl.

A viewing will be held from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 PM on Sunday, November 14 at the late residence, 338 Panorama Dr., Denver, PA. The funeral will be held on Monday November 15 at 9 AM at the residence with further services at 9:30 AM at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in adjoining cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/12/2010
Lancaster, PA
From: Robert Fish



Brubaker, Glenn Stauffer
, 81, of Landis Homes, Lititz, died February 12, 2010 at Hospice of Lancaster County surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Rapho Township, to Levi Noll and Anna Stauffer Brubaker. He was happily married to Arlene Snyder Brubaker for nearly 63 years.

Glenn was an active member of Rohrerstown Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, Arlene and 8 children, daughters, Carolene Snyder Brubaker, West Chester, PA and Cathy Brubaker Miles, Middle East and sons, Glenn S., Jr. married to Susanne Gagner, Lancaster, PA; Jeff S. married to Joann Metzler, Strasburg, PA; Dennis S. married to Cindy Deiter, Willow Street, PA; Gary S. married to Kathleen Horning, Lancaster, PA; David S. married to Deborah Hollinger, Manheim, PA; and Jere S. fiance of Tamara Harrod, The Woodlands, TX.
He is also survived by 14 grandchildren; Joseph, Jonathan, Amy, Jameson (Jade), Abby, Travis, Candace, Alex, Derek, Kirk, Kyler, Brittany, Colin and Bailey. He is also survived by two brothers, Harold (Virginia) and Raymond (Ruth) and a sister, Anna (J. Mark) Martin. He was preceded in death by a sister, Vera (Harold) Frey.

Funeral services was February 16, 2010 at Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with Pastors Dennis Ernst, Millard Garrett and Don Good officiating. Interment in the Erisman Mennonite Cemetery, Manheim, PA.
Source: LOL February 14, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Brubaker, Howard G.
, 81, of Myerstown, PA, died peacefully in his home on Wednesday, April 28, 2010. He was the husband of Eva Z. Martin Brubaker with whom he was married to for 60 years on October 1, 2009. He was born January 4, 1929 in Jackson Township, Lebanon County a son of the late Norman A. and Lovina Gingrich Brubaker. He was a retired farmer and was former owner of the Brubaker's Clothing Store. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Myerstown of the Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are sons, Marlin husband of Irene Brubaker and Wilmer husband of Rebecca Brubaker both of Myerstown; daughters, Eleanor wife of
Ivan Martin and Evelyn wife of Edwin Martin both of Myerstown; 28 grandchildren and 50 great grandchildren; brothers, Leonard husband of Miriam Brubaker, Myerstown; Irvin husband of Mabel Brubaker, Ephrata; sisters, Pearl wife of Harvey Good, Palmyra; Darlene wife of William Martin, Ephrata; Thelma wife of Raymond Martin, Myerstown; Ruth wife of Paul Nolt, Lebanon; Lorraine wife of Leon Litzenberger, Lebanon.

He was preceded in death by grandsons, Arlin, Ryan and Matthew and brothers, Melvin, Russel and Warren. Funeral service will be held Monday, May 3, 2010 at 9:30 AM in the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Deep Run Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held Sunday from 2 to 4:00 PM and 6 to 8:00 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS.

Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. of Schaefferstown is handling the arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal - 4/30/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Brubaker, Mary Catherine Shafer


SELINSGROVE - Mary Catherine Brubaker, 99, entered into eternal rest Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove, with her family by her side.

She was born in Chapman Township, Snyder County, on Feb. 15, 1911, a daughter of the late William and Ella (Strawser) Shafer. She married Oscar J. Brubaker on Dec. 8, 1928, and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1974.

Mary was a wonderful mother to her children and grandchildren in addition to being a farmer's wife. She had worked at a number of garment factories over the years. Following her retirement, she volunteered as a Foster Grandparent at the Selinsgrove Center for 23 years. She enjoyed home canning of foods from her garden and caring for her flowers.

She was a member of Susquehanna Mennonite Church, and her life was dedicated to serving others and always putting others' needs before her own.

Mary was the mother of nine children; son, Donald E. and Martha Brubaker, of Port Trevorton, their children, Bertha Miller and husband Glenn, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Agnes Brubaker, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Millie Walter and husband Leroy, of Kreamer, Deborah Brubaker and Lloyd Brubaker, of Mount Pleasant Mills; daughter, A. Roxanna and Carson Hoover, of Selinsgrove, their children, Carson Hoover and companion Sandra Sulouff, of Selinsgrove, Timothy Hoover and wife Margo, of Lewisburg; son, Lester L. and Mary Brubaker, of
Duncannon, and their children, Philip A. Brubaker and wife Laura, of Maryland, Christine Gardner and husband Maynard, of Sherman's Dale; son, Marvin L. and Barbara Brubaker, of Dillsburg, their children, Marlene Brubaker, of Philadelphia, Margaret Schwenk and husband David, of Shiremanstown; son, Oscar J. Brubaker Jr. and wife Karen, of Michigan; daughter, Rachel M. Yoder, of Middleburg, her children, Kathryn Klingler and husband John, of Middleburg, Susan Benscoter and husband Steve, of Milton, James Yoder and wife Dawn, of Selinsgrove, Eugene Yoder and wife Candee, of Middleburg; daughter, R.
Elanie and Alvin Swartzentruber, of Danville, their children, Heidi Martin and husband Stefan, of Blue Bell, Kristof Swartzentruber and wife Jennifer, of Riverside, Peter Swartzentruber and wife Juanita, of Milton; and son, Brice and wife Donna Brubaker, of Danville. She also is survived by 38 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 10 stepgrandchildren, 23 stepgreat-grandchildren and  eight stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one daughter, Doris E. Hoover; three grandchildren; one great-grandchild; two sons-in-law; three daughters-in-law; three sisters, Ruth Heimbach, Esther Martin and Helen Gehman; and two brothers, William Shafer and Murray Shafer.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St., Selinsgrove, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Susquehanna Mennonite Church, 1810 McNess Road, Port Trevorton, where the funeral will follow at 11 with her nephews, the Rev. Albert Heimbach and the Rev. Clair Troutman, officiating.

Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.
Sunbury Daily Item - 9/23/2010
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Brubaker, Paul S.
, 88, of McAlisterville, PA died August 31, 2010, at his home.  Born April 19, 1922, in Delaware Twp, Juniata Co., PA, to Hudson H. and Phoebe (Shirk) Brubaker. His wife, Alma R. (Graybill) Brubaker, whom he married on Dec. 10, 1944, preceded him in death on Oct. 27, 2008.

Surviving are his children, Dorothy Yoder and husband John, of Mill Creek, PA; Dwain Brubaker and wife Peggy, of Mifflintown, PA; Kathy Brown and husband Dave, of Greencastle, PA; Ray Brubaker and wife Phyllis, of McAlisterville, PA; Marvin Brubaker and wife Jan, of Harrisburg, PA; two brothers: Lester Brubaker and wife Arlene, of McAlisterville, PA; Darwin Brubaker and wife Ethel, of Mifflintown, PA; and he leaves behind 11 grandchildren as well as 17 great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were a son, Richard Brubaker and two sisters: Fern Wert and Bernice Kauffman.

Paul was a member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church and the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. Funeral service was September 3, 2010, at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church with Pastor Roy Brubaker officiating. Interment was in the Lost Creek Mennonite Cemetery, Oakland Mills, PA.

Source: LewistownSentinal.com Posted September 2, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Brubaker, Sherri Kaye
, 40, of York, was carried to heaven by the Lord's angels, on Monday, March 1, from the Memorial Hospital.

Born on November 21, 1969, in Baltimore, MD, she was the daughter of Mary (Buckwalter) and Gerald "Jerry" Brubaker, of York.

Sherri attended LIU School of Lancaster and of York.

Sherri had the gift of touching people's hearts and drawing people to her. She was one of God's special "angels" on Earth. She loved life and inspired others.

Sherri leaves to cherish her memory, in addition to her loving parents, two brothers, Steven Ray Brubaker, of Tulsa, OK; Stanley Jay Brubaker, of Loveland, CO; a paternal grandmother, Verna Ginder, of Neffsville, a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. She was preceded in death by maternal grandparents, Fannie O. (Eberly) and Jacob S. Buckwalter, and a paternal grandfather, Lester M. Brubaker.

Friends and family may attend viewings on Friday, March 5, from 6-8 P.M. at the Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 East Market St., York, and on Saturday, March 6, from 1-2 P.M. at the Gateway Church International, 50 Blunston Lane, York (formerly the New Wine Christian Center). The celebration of life service will begin at 2 P.M. on Saturday at the church. Rev. Barry Ryan will be officiating.  Burial will immediately follow in Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to: Love A Child, P.O. Box 30744, Tampa, FL 33630.

Gladfelter Funeral Home, Inc., 822 E. Market St., York, PA is entrusted with the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/3/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Brunk, Truman Henry, II,
retired pastor, died October 8, 2010, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born May 19, 1931, in Sibley Children's Hospital, Washington, D.C., to Truman and Ruth (Smith) Brunk.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Elizabeth (Shenk) Brunk; his daughter, Kathleen Brunk Isaacs (Dean) of Morrisville, N.C.; and his son, Donald Wayne Brunk (Deb) of Souderton, Pa. He has four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters, Evelyn Hertzler (Alvin) of Newport News, Va., and Sandra Steiner (Nevin) of Harrisonburg, Va.; and a nephew, Steve Brydge (Rebecca) of Harrisonburg, Va.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Margaret "Peggy" Brydge.

Prior to his ordination in 1965, he loved working in his family's orchards and building homes in the Williamsburg area. For 12 years, he served as campus pastor at Eastern Mennonite College (now EMU). Truman served as pastor in four locations: Akron Mennonite Church in Lancaster County, Pa.; Blooming Glen Mennonite Church in Bucks County, Pa.; Warwick River Mennonite Church in Newport News, Va.; and associate pastor at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, Va. Truman also served as overseer for churches in Pennsylvania and Virginia. He and Betty served side by side as interim pastors at Neffsville Mennonite Church in Lancaster, Pa., and Landisville Mennonite Church in Landisville, Pa.

A memorial service was October 10, 2010, at Lindale Mennonite Church in Linville, Va., with Pastor Mark Keller officiating.  

Source: The Daily News Record, Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Brunk, Truman H., 79, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA died October 8, 2010  at the same place.  He was born May 19, 1931 at Sibley Children's Hospital, Washington, DC to Truman and Ruth (Smith) Brunk.  On June 7, 1952 he was married to Elizabeth "Betty" Shenk, who was born April 2, 1933 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathleen Brunk Isaacs (Dean), a son, Donald Wayne Brunk (Deb), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Evelyn Hertzler (Alvin), and Sandra Steiner (Nevin).

A sister, Margaret (Peggy) Brydge preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 10, 2010 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, Rockingham Co., VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Ann B. Hensley, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Buckwalter, Elizabeth Griffith
, 86 of New Holland, PA passed away at the Essa Flory Hospice Center on Sunday, September 26, 2010.  She was the wife of the late Nathan P. Buckwalter who passed away on November 19, 1981.  She was born in Ephrata, PA to Abraham & Mamie Mull Griffith.  She was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church of Atglen, PA.

Surviving are 4 children: Betty Jane wife of Eugene Beard of New Holland, PA; Joanne wife of Harold Wenger of Stevens, PA; Nathan Park Jr. husband of Sherry Koehler Buckwalter of Prescott Valley, AR; Richard "Bucky" husband of Brenda Blank Buckwalter of New Holland, PA, 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Gerhart, brother Earl Griffith and 6 step siblings:  Clara Sensenig, Eva Guise, Edna Lausch, Paul, Raymond and James Rutter.  

Funeral service was October 1, 2010 at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church with Pastor Stephen Crane officiating.  Interment was in the Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery Atglen, PA.  
Source: Shivery Funeral Home, Inc .
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
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Buckwalter, Elizabeth Griffith, 86, of New Holland, PA died September 26, 2010  at Lancaster, PA from an esophageal obstruction.  She was born August 8, 1924 at Ephrata, PA to Abraham and Mamie (Mull) Griffith.  She was married to Nathan P. Buckwalter, who was born July 31, 1924 and died November 19, 1981.

Surviving are children, Betty Jane wife of Eugene Beard, Joanne wife of Harold Wenger, Nathan husband of Sherry Buckwalter, and Richard husband of Brenda Buckwalter, 7 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Her siblings, Margaret Gerhart, Earl Griffith, Clara Sensenig, Eva Guise, Edna Lausch, Paul Rutter, Raymond Rutter, and James Ritter preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 1, 2010 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA with burial in Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Atglen, PA.

Submitted by: RuthAnn Bruner , Atglen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Buckwalter, Erlis R. "Bud"
, 83, died January 12, 2010 in Hopewell, VA. He was born December 19, 1926.

Mr. Buckwalter was a member of Warwick River Mennonite Church for over 50 years before moving to the Shenandoah Valley. Bud was an artist and fine woodworker. He was known as a steadfast Christian and family man, and a man of quiet and thoughtful service to his church and community.

Survivors include three children, Ben Buckwalter and his wife, Amy, of Goshen, IN, Edith Buckwalter Holsopple and her husband, Curt, of Hopewell, VA and Laine Buckwalter of Blacksburg, VA; two sisters, Ruby Stiefel and Leah Massolini of Louisville, OH; three grandchildren, Lena Buckwalter, Mike Buckwalter, and Jay Holsopple; and three great-grandchildren, Dillon Tillas, and Rebecca and Eli Holsopple.

Funeral service was January 14, 2010 at Warwick River Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Warwick River Mennonite Cemetery, Newport News, VA.
Source: Obit Files of W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home Newport News, VA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Buller, Dean D.
, 87, of Henderson, York Co., NE, died March 26, 2010 at the same place.  He was born February 10, 1923 at Rexford, KS to John Buller and Dora Buller Doell.  On June 3, 1945 at Henderson, NE he was married to Esther Evelyn Ediger, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Burton and Mary Jean Buller, Neal and Anita Buller, Ardean and Julie Buller, and Kermit and Mary Buller, 10 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held March 31, 2010 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson, NE with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Tanya Thieszen, Henderson, NE
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Buller, Ruth Lehman


GOSHEN -- Ruth Buller, 89, of Greencroft Healthcare died at 7:15 pm on Sept. 1, 2010.

She was a homemaker.

Ruth was born on July 19, 1921, in Minot, N.D., to Joseph and Stella (Sharp) Lehman. On June 6, 1951, she married Herman O. Buller, who passed away on June 12, 2005.

Ruth is survived by one daughter, Marcia (Allen) Glick of Glenwood, N.M., and one son, Royce (Marian) Buller of Bentonville, Ark.; four sisters, Mary Handrich of Grand Marais, Mich., Ethel Slabaugh of Sturgis, Mich., Genevieve Buckwalter of Goshen and Josephine Swartzendruber of Rocky Ford, Colo.; two brothers, Reuel and David Lehman, both of Goshen; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will take place at a later date.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
9/5/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Burkey, Nancy Ann Wenger


July 7, 1940 - April 12, 2010

Nancy A. Burkey, 69, of Lebanon, died April 12, 2010, at her home.

Viewing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on April 15 at Huston-Jost Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on April 16 at the Lebanon Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

She was born July 7, 1940, in Wayland, Iowa, the daughter of Ira and Mildred (Wyse) Wenger.

She graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in Kalona, Iowa, in 1958. She attended Hesston College and Kansas City General Hospital Nursing School, where she received a registered nursing certification.

She married Galen Burkey in Wayland, Iowa, on June 9, 1962. The couple moved to Albany, then to Lebanon in 1963.

Mrs. Burkey worked as a registered nurse at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital for more than 42 years before retiring in February 2010.

She was a member of the Lebanon Mennonite Church.  She sang and played the piano and organ for the church and at assisted living homes in the Lebanon area.

She is survived by husband  Galen Burkey of Lebanon; son Steven Burkey of Lebanon; daughter Debra Nelson of Lebanon; brother Wayne Wenger of New Lenox, Ill.; and grandchildren James and Anna Burkey.

Her parents Ira and Mildred Wenger, brother Kenneth Wenger and sister Jane Wenger died before she did.

The family requests that memorial contributions be sent to the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) or Albany Evergreen Hospice, in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 86 W. Grant St., Lebanon OR 97355.

Lebanonexpress.com [Oregon]
Posted: Wednesday, April 14, 2010 2:15 am
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Burkey, Teresa A. Eicher
, 91, of Sun City, AZ died May 19, 2010 at the same place.  She was born August 26, 1918 at Milford, NE to William and Lydia Eicher.  On August 26, 1936 she was married to Perry Burkey, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Lillian (Burkey) and Jerry Laurinec; Margaret (Burkey) and Dell Martin; and Bonnie (Burkey) Simons, 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, a sister, Violet Eicher Troyer; and two brothers, Lloyd (Eldora) Eicher; and Floyd (Marie) Eicher.

Two sisters, Laverta Eicher Sweitzer and Verdella Eicher Miller; and two brothers, Doc Walter Eicher and Elis Eicher preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held at Sun City, Arizona June 12, 2010 and graveside memorial services were held at Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, Harvey Co., KS.

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



Burkhalter, Ramoth Isabel Lowe
, 86, of Berne, IN died August 14 2010 at Minneapolis, MN.  She was born November 7, 1923 at Ashville, NC to Oscar and Mary (Knox) Lowe.  She was married to Edward Henry Burkhalter, who was born January 16, 1919 and survives.

Surviving are children, Mary Kay and Jonathan Larson; Beth Ann and George Taylor; John (Barbara) Burkhalter; Joyce (Mike) Flueckiger; Amy Burkhalter (Chris Baur); and Sheryl Burkhalter (Vivek Gupta); 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Oscar Lowe.

Ramoth Isabel Lowe Burkhalter was born on November 7, 1923 in Asheville, North Carolina, the daughter of Oscar and Mary Knox Lowe.  With her brothers Reid, James, and Oscar Jr., she completed her schooling in Asheville.   She then graduated from Wheaton College, in Wheaton, Illinois where she met Edward Burkhalter of Berne, Indiana. They were married on August 29, 1945 in Asheville. Together they continued their studies for an additional year at Wheaton, where she completed a master's degree in Christian education. They then moved to New York City where he received his master's of divinity from New York Biblical
Seminary and she developed her deep love of education while teaching kindergarten.  

In November 1947, the couple and four-month-old daughter, Mary Kay, left the United States aboard the Queen Mary ocean liner for India, where they served for forty-two years. Five more children were born in India. All six completed their education at Woodstock School in the Himalayan foothills, where she was active in the hillside community. They served in central India as Mennonite workers with Indian churches and communities in Korba, Saraipali, and Jagdeeshpur, forming many deep friendships. During her years of service, she sought to create opportunities for young leaders through formal education, as well as offering dignity and life skills to young women through ASHA, ('hope') a handicraft project she helped to found.   

In 1989, the couple retired to Berne, where they found avenues for ministry and supportive bonds. Following his death in 1993, she continued to live in Berne until she moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2007 to be near her family and found a home at Bethany Covenant Village.

As a wise counselor, she crossed boundaries, befriending and drawing others into community.

Memorial gifts may be made to a scholarship fund for the training of women leaders in the Indian church or to a fund in support of South Asian immigrant women in America. The respective organizations are: the Mennonite Mission Network, c/o First Mennonite Church of Berne; or, Raksha (meaning "protection" in Hindi), at raksha.org.

Memorial services were held August 17, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Berne, IN with burial in Mre Cemetary, Berne, IN.

Submitted by: Sheryl Burkhalter, Chicago, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
 

Burkhardt, Doneta Hershberger
, 86, of Goshen, Indiana died February 5, 2010 at Middlebury, Indiana.  She was born January 13, 1924 to Freed and Nina (Horner) Hershberger.  On October 5, 1942 at New Haven, Connecticut she was married to John W. Burkhardt, who died March 14, 1999.

Surviving are children, Ronald (Patricia) Burkhardt, Gloria (Larry) Ziegler, Debra (Kenny) Thomas, 4 grandchildren; 1 step-grandson, 1 great-granddaughter; 1 step-great-granddaughter, and a brother, Donald (Doris) Hershberger

A sister, Lois Buchtel, and two brothers, Calvin Hershberger, and J.R. Hershberger preceded her in death.

Doneta was the office manager at Middlebury Family Physicians for 20 years and was a member of the former Pleasant Oaks Mennonite Church.  

Memorial services were held February 8, 2010 at Greencroft Meeting House, Goshen, Indiana.
Submitted by: DeRoy Kauffman,Middlebury, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Burkhardt, Doneta Hershberger, 86, of Goshen, IN., formerly of Middlebury, IN died February 5, 2010 at Greencroft Health Care Center Goshen, IN. She was born January 13, 1924 in Middlebury, IN., to Freed and Nina (Horner) Hershberger. On October 5, 1942 in New Haven, CT she married John W. Burkhardt, he died March 14, 1999.

She was a member of the former Pleasant Oaks Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN. Survivors include two daughters, Gloria (Larry) Ziegler of Buford, GA, and Debra (Kenny) Thomas of Lawrenceville, GA; a son, Ronald (Patricia) Burkhardt of Marble Falls, TX; 4 grandchildren, a step grandson, a great granddaughter, a step great granddaughter; a twin brother, Donald (Doris) Burkhardt of Middlebury, IN.

She was preceded in death by parents, husband, a sister: Lois Buchtel, and brothers: Calvin and JR Hershberger.

Memorial services was February 8, 2010 at The Meeting House of Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen, IN.  Services will be conducted by Rev. Linford Martin and Rev. Pamela Yoder.
Source: Obit files of Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Burkhart, John M.
, 88, of Lancaster, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010. He was the son of the late Abraham B. and Mary Ann Martin Burkhart.

He worked as an electrical engineer at RCA, Lancaster and, in later years, worked for the IU-13, especially in the audio/visual department. An avid photographer, he enjoyed tinkering with anything electronic. John received a presidential citation for his service as a chief petty officer in the US Navy during WWII stationed at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

John leaves behind his five sisters, Esther Shives, Reno, NV, Edna Haugh, Red Lion, Ruth married to Paul Sheaffer, Betty married to Dick Leich, both Lancaster, Martha married to Stanley Shultz, Halifax; a brother, Amos married to Nancy Burkhart, Mountville. He was preceded in death by a brother, Perry, and a sister, Anne Mosemann.

The funeral will be Saturday, Oct. 9, 2010 at 2 p.m. from the Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola. There will be no viewing; however, the family will visit with friends from 1:30 - 2 p.m. Interment: Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/7/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Burkhart, Leah E. "Betty" Wenger
, 84, of Ephrata, PA formerly of Stevens, PA died October 17, 2010 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, PA. She was born in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Rufus and Elsie (Wanner) Wenger. Her husband, Paul H. Burkhart, died May 17, 1998. She was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

Surviving is a son, Richard E. Burkhart of Reinholds, PA; three daughters, Janet M., married to Raymond E. Ulrich of Reinholds, PA; Cheryl A., married to David H. Kurtz of Stevens, PA and Karen L. Lively and her companion, Brian Johnson of Collbran, CO; eight grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; four brothers, Harold, married to Cora (Stafford) Wenger of Denver, PA; Luke, married to Nancy (Herman) Wenger of Ephrata, PA; Melvin Wenger of Lititz, PA and Paul, married to Sandy (Koehler) Wenger of New Holland, PA; and a sister, Martha, married to Charles Kirchner of Lancaster, PA.

Preceding her in death is a grandson, Rudy Lively; and a brother, Eugene Wenger Funeral service was Oct. 21, 2010 at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church with the Reverend Glenn Sauder and the Reverend Gerald Fox officiating. Interment will be in the Hinkletown Mennonite cemetery, Ephrata, PA.

Source: Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Burkholder, Edith W. Zimmerman
, 87 of Metter, GA, formerly of Myerstown, PA died Sept. 23, 2010.   

She was born Sept. 24, 1922, to Noah W. and Elizabeth (Wise) Zimmerman and the wife of the late Eli Burkholder. She was a member of the Little Mountain Mennonite Church Fredrickburg, PA.

Survived by one son, David Z. Burkholder and wife Lucille of Benton, IL; three daughters: Rachel, wife of Earl Heatwole, Metter, GA; Ruth, wife of Willis Mast, Myerstown, PA, and Rhoda, wife of Wilbur Sweigart, Richland, PA; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Eva Brubaker, Myerstown, PA, Elizabeth Horst, Leola, PA, Bertha Weaver, Lititz, PA, and Verna Martin, Denver, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, an infant son and an infant daughter; two sisters: Edna Groff and Anna Weiler.

Funeral service was September 28, 2010 at Centerville Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Martindale Mennonite (Frame) Cemetery, Epharta, PA

Source: Obit files of The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
  

Burkholder, Galen G.
, 51, of Ewing, IL died Saturday morning, Feb. 20, 2010 at his home.

He was born in Ephrata, PA on July 8, 1958, the son of Adam & Elsie (Gingrich) Burkholder.

Mr. Burkholder is survived by two sons: Erik Burkholder & wife Rhoda of Ewing, IL, Tyler Burkholder & wife Carolyn of Belle Rive, IL; one daughter: Kristel Burkholder of Morgantown, PA; two grandsons: Travis & Darrick; five brothers: Leon G. Burkholder & wife Verna of Ephrata, PA, Paul G. Burkholder & wife Arlene of Ephrata, PA, Adam G. Burkholder of Schaefferstown, PA, Luke G. Burkholder & wife Eva Jane of East Earl, PA, James G. Burkholder & wife Fannie of Narvon, PA;
two sisters: Nora G. Hoover & husband Roy of Leola, PA, Anna G. Hoover & husband Ervin of Ephrata, PA; foster sister: Sally A. Zimmerman & husband Kenneth of New Holland, PA; sister-in-law: Nancy Burkholder of Ladoga, IN.

Mr. Burkholder was preceded in death by his parents & by a brother, Earl G. Burkholder.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Thursday, Feb. 25th, at the Immanuel Baptist Church in Benton, IL, with Rev. Bryant Harris officiating. Burial will follow at the Ewing Mennonite Church Cemetery with Bro. Eugene Burkholder & Bro. Harlan Martin officiating.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/23/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Burkholder, Isaac M.
, 78, of Maxatawny Township, died unexpectedly October 2, 2010, in his home. He was the widower of the late Emma N. (Hoover) Burkholder who died February 12, 2003. Born July 31, 1932 in Earl Township, Lancaster County, he was a son of the late Paul Z. and Annie B. (Martin) Burkholder. He was a member of the Groffdale Conference of Mennonites, attending the Center Mennonite Church, Maxatawny Township. He was a crop farmer in Maxatawny Township and was the founder and operator of Burkholder's Farm Market from 1965 to 1998, which his son, Amos H. Burkholder continues to operate.

Survivors: Daughters, Cora H. (Burkholder) wife of Michael L. Zimmerman, Versailles, MO, Annie H. (Burkholder) wife of Amos H. Ramer, Goshen, IN, Lydia H. (Burkholder) wife of Ion L. Zimmerman, Pen Yan, NY, Edith H. (Burkholder) wife of Leonard W. Zimmerman, Ephrata, Eleanor H. (Burkholder) wife of Allen H. Zimmerman, Pen Yan, NY, and Esther H. (Burkholder) wife of Mark M. Zimmerman, Latham, MO; sons, Phares H. husband of Bertha B. (Nolt) Burkholder, Paul H. husband of Esther M. (Hurst) Burkholder, Isaac H., Jr. husband of Irene Z. (Brubaker) Burkholder and Amos H. husband of Florence R. (Brubaker) Burkholder, all of Kutztown.

There are brothers, George M. widower of Elizabeth H. (Gehman) Burkholder, Cumberland County, Menno M. widower of Ruth W. (Horning) Burkholder and Paul M. husband of Elizabeth H. (Stauffer) Burkholder, both of Fleetwood and Jonas M. husband of Bertha S. (Zimmerman) Burkholder, Rushville, NY; and sisters, Lizzie M. (Burkholder) wife of Weaver W. Leid, Ephrata, Maria M. Burkholder, Rushville, NY, Ada M. (Burkholder) wife of Aaron M. Zimmerman, Dundee, NY and Susanna M. (Burkholder) wife of Benjamin Z. Shirk, Pen Yan, NY.

Mr. Burkholder was predeceased by a daughter Katie H. Burkholder and a sister Minnie M. (Burkholder) late wife of Raymond S. Hoover, Kutztown. In addition, there are 88 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

Services: Funeral services from the residence, 630 Topton Road, Maxatawy Township on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at 9:00 a.m. with services continuing in Center Mennonite Church. Interment in Center Mennonite Church Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday, 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the residence. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal -10/4/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Burkholder, J. Lawrence
, 92, of Goshen, IN died June 24, 2010 at the same place.  He was born October 31, 1917 at Newville, PA to Henry L. and Mary (Seitz) Burkholder.  On August 20, 1939 at Manheim, PA he was married to Harriet Lapp, who was born March 31, 1915 and died September 6, 2007.

Surviving are children, Howard Burkholder, Myrna Burkholder, and Janet (Lauren) Friesen, 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a sister, Evelyn Kreider.

A son, Gerald Burkholder, two sisters, Mildred Hackman and Verna Troyer, and a brother, Harold Burkholder preceded him in death.

J. Lawrence graduated from Goshen College in 1939 and from Lutheran Seminary, Gettysburg, Pa., in 1942, at which time he was ordained by the Mennonite Church.  He received his master's degree in theology in 1951 and his doctorate of theology degree summa cum laufe in 1958, both from Princeton Theological Seminary.  

He served as president of Goshen College from 1971 to 1984.  Current president of Goshen Collge, James E. Brenneman, said:  "Many of president Burkbolder's contributions to Goshen College are still with us.  He made this campus a more beautiful and welcoming place by planting trees.  He nurtured closer
'town-and-gown' relationships.  He helped put the college on sound financial footing.  He also showed us that all Christians-Mennonites and others--could be people of strong faith, making a difference in the civic, business, political and institutional establishments of the world."

Memorial services were held June 30, 2010 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Burkholder, Lloyd Heatwole
, 83, a resident of Harrisonburg, died Dec. 23, 2010, at White Birch Estates.

Mr. Burkholder was born Jan. 25, 1927, and was the son of the late Raymond Ashby and Elizabeth Smith Burkholder. He graduated from Mount Clinton High School and served in the U.S. Navy as an aviation machinist for two years. He began working at Whitesel Brothers in 1948 as a mechanic and worked his way through the corporation. He served as president of the Whitesel Brothers Corp. since 1981. He loved to greet the customers and their families at John Deere Day each year. Mr. Burkholder loved Paradise Mountain where he lived and after retirement he enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

On May 14, 1949, he married the former Frances Jean Miller who preceded him in death on Sept. 25, 1998.

Surviving are two children, Sue Garst and husband, Fred, Bridgewater, and Thomas L. Burkholder and wife, Terri, Harrisonburg; three sisters, Betty Stroud-Paynter and husband, Richard, Clemmons, N.C, Nancy B. Hess and husband, Nelson, Harrisonburg (Nancy served as an angel to Lloyd during his life and spent many hours with him during his illness), and Joyce Earles and husband, Calvin, Florida; one brother, Robert Burkholder and wife, Joanne, Ruckersville; four grandchildren, Matthew Marshall Garst and fiancée, Lora Heatwole, Daniel Lloyd Garst, Jaime Burkholder Embres and husband, Bryan, and Thomas Lloyd Jr. (T.J.) Burkholder.

Pastor Ken DeWitt will conduct a memorial service Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010, at Cooks Creek Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. at the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association, 2040 Deyerle Ave., Suite 102, Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Daily News Record - 12/24/2010
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Burkholder, Melvin J.
, age 84, formerly of Fleetwood, PA died April 2, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Home, Souderton, PA. He was born in Harrisonburg, VA to Alpheus and Mary Burkholder.  He was the husband of Mildred L. (Rosenberger) Burkholder. They would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on April 30th.

He was a member of Hampden Street Mennonite Church, Reading, PA. He spent summers doing volunteer mission work in Alaska and Canada.

Survived by his wife and two sons, Stephen R. Burkholder, husband of Darleen, Mertztown, PA and Joel M. Burkholder, husband of Patti, Shoemakersville, PA; five daughters, Sharon L. wife of David Anders, Alburtis, PA; Linda S., wife of Leonard Weaver, Palmyra, PA; Rosemary, wife of James of James Halterman, Carbondale, CO; Brenda G., partner of Carl Miranda, Carbondale, CO and Rebecca, wife of Alan Shade, Fleetwood, PA., and nine grandchildren; John Anders, Rachel Guigley, Beth Hofer, Sharon Szychowski, Melanie Stelfox, Nicholas Weaver and Natalie Weaver, Benjamin Shade and Allison Shade and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Anna Mary Burkholder and Clara Driver, both of Stuarts Draft, VA.

Services were April 9, 2010 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Fleetwood, PA.
Published in Montgomery Newspapers from April 5 to April 8, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Burkholder, Omar Ray
, 32, of 106 East High Street, Sharpsburg, MD, passed away Friday, May 14, 2010, as a result of an accident. He was born August 1, 1977, in Hagerstown, MD, to Nathan E. Burkholder and Ruth Arlene Martin Burkholder.

He attended the Meadowview Mennonite Church in Hagerstown, MD.

Survived by two sisters, Julia F. Burkholder of Sharpsburg, MD, and Susan K. Burkholder of Zanesville, OH; one brother, Enos J. Burkholder of Hedgesville, WV; paternal grandfather, Martin L. Burkholder of Greencastle, PA; and maternal grandmother, Evelyn L. Martin of Maugansville, MD.

Funeral service was May 17, 2010, at the Meadow View Mennonite Church with the church ministry officiating. Interment was in the Meadow View Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland.  
Source: LOL May 16, 2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Burkholder, Ray J.


March 19, 1927 - Nov. 24, 2010

NAPPANEE -- Ray J. Burkholder, 83, of 681 First Road, Nappanee, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 24, 2010) at his home after an extended illness.

He was born March 19, 1927, in Marshall County to Jacob M. and Lizzie Miller Burkholder. He married Barbara S. Chupp on Oct. 27, 1955, in Marshall County.

She survives, with two daughters, Cathy Lynn (Marvin) Hochstetler of Nappanee and Norma Sue Burkholder of Edwardsburg, Mich.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

Friends may call all day today at the family home. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the David Borkholder home.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/26/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Buschert, David Chester


Jan. 22, 1932 - Nov. 1, 2010

GOSHEN -- David Chester Buschert, 78, died Monday afternoon, Nov. 1, 2010, at his home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1932, in Preston, Ontario, Canada, to Chester and Mary Edna (Snyder) Buschert. He married Joyce Stutzman on Dec. 28, 1954, in Milford, Neb.

Surviving with his wife are daughters Beth (Mark) Hooley of Santa Cruz, Calif., and Jill Kennel of South Bend; and granddaughter Nadia Zaid of Mendoza, Argentina.

Preceding him in death were his parents and brothers, Robert C. and Donald Buschert.

He and his wife moved here from South Bend in April. He was a member of Kern Road Mennonite Church and Hesston Steam Museum, Hesston. He retiried as a civil engineer from Columbia Gas of Ohio.

He graduated from Hesston College with an associate's degree, Goshen College with a bachelor's degree and Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, with a degree in civil engineering.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, where the funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday. The Revs. June Alliman Yoder and Ron Kennel will officiate. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/3/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Buschert, David Chester, 78, of Goshen, IN died November 1, 2010, at his home. He was born January 22, 1932 in Preston, Ontario, Canada, to Chester and Mary Edna (Snyder) Buschert. He married Joyce Stutzman on December 28, 1954 in Milford, Nebraska.

He was a member of Kern Road Mennonite Church and Hesston Steam Museum, Hesston, Indiana. He retired as a civil engineer from Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Survived by his wife Joyce daughters, Beth (Mark) Hooley of Santa Cruz, CA, and Jill Kennel of South Bend, IN; and a granddaughter, Nadia Zaid of Mendoza, Argentina.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert C. and Donald Buschert.

Funeral service was November 6, 2010 in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN officiated by Rev. June Alliman Yoder and Rev. Ron Kennel Burial was in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

Source: Yoder-Kulp Funeral Home Goshen , IN
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Buschert, David
, 78, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died November 1, 2010 at the same place.  He was born January 22, 1932 at Preston, Ontario, Canada.  On December 28, 1954 at Milford, Seward Co., NE he was married to Joyce Stutzman, who survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Beth (Mark) Hooley; and Jill Kennel, and one grandchild.

Two brothers, Robert C. Buschert and Donald Buschert preceded him in death.

He had a lifelong love of trains and railroads and was a member of the Hesston Steam Museum in Hesston, KS.  He retired as a civil engineer from Columbia Gas of Ohio.

Memorial services were held November 6, 2010 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN, with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN.

Submitted by: Heidi King
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
 


Buskirk, Ethel Dintaman


GOSHEN -- Ethel Buskirk, 89, Goshen, died at 9:45 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born July 8, 1921, in Ithaca, Mich., to William and Susan (Seidner) Dintaman. On April 22, 1945, she married Neil Buskirk. He died July 24, 1997.

Surviving are son Philip (Judy) Buskirk of Harrisonburg, Va.; daughters Ann Buskirk of Goshen, Shary Baker of Portland, Mich., and Susan (Ervin) Graber of Kendallville; sister Inez Lauber of Grants Pass, Ore.; brothers Lester of Hubbard, Ore., Glen of Lagrange and Walter (Clara) Dintaman of Elkhart; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death was daughter Sharon Guldner; one sister; and four brothers.

Ethel was a homemaker and a nurse's aide and attendant.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Living Water Mennonite Church, 65215 C.R. 27, Goshen, where Friday's 2 p.m. service will take place. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press. Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/10/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Byler, Edward T.
, 63, died January 1, 2010. He was born to Tobias and Amelia Byler.

Survived by his four children, Jonathan (Janet) Byler, Mark Byler, Michelle Stephens and David Byler, as well as his seven granddaughters. He is also survived by three sisters, Lydia (John) Schmid of Benton, OH; Esther (Freeman) Mullet of Apple Creek, OH, and Dorothy (Earl) Yoder of Dover, OH; two brothers, Dan (Betty) Byler of Canton, OH and John Byler of Louisville, OH; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Andy and Simon Byler.

Funeral service was January 5, 2010 at Fairlawn Mennonite Church (former facility at 6209 S. Carr Road) with Pastor Jeremy Miller officiating. Burial was in the Fairlawn Mennonite cemetery, Apple Creek, OH.
Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH January 5, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Byler, Elizabeth Stutzman


GOSHEN -- Elizabeth Byler, 98, died Monday, June 21, 2010, in Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born July 31, 1911, to John and Katie (Troyer) Stutzman in Uniontown, Ohio.

Elizabeth is survived by three daughters, twins Leona Miller of Elkhart and Leora Lehman of Goshen and Niva Miller of Plain City, Ohio; son Rudy (Deborah) Byler of Lawton, Mich.; 27 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 12 great-great-grandchildren; and sister Kathryn Shelt of Indianapolis.

She was preceded by her husband, Clarence T. Byler, in December 1981, daughters Verbie Miller and Esther Hochstetler; granddaughter Ann Miller Sweigart; great-grandson Allen Hochstetler; six sisters; and four brothers.

The family received friends at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home on Tuesday evening, June 22. Friends may call 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday (June 24, 2010) at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville, Ohio, where a funeral service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday. Burial will follow in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Hartville, Ohio.

Memorials may be directed to Maple Grove Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 23, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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