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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 M


  Mann, John Emerson; . . Marner, Jason Jay; . . Marner, Katie Beachy; . . Marner, Ora Lynn; . . Marner, Wallace Dale; . . Martin, Anna Shenk Witmer; . . Martin, Arlene E. Wenger; . . Martin, Arthur; . . Martin, Bertha A. Esbenshade; . . Martin, Blanche Landis; . . Martin, Carl Benjamin; . . Martin, Clarence S.; . . Martin, Clement Walter; . . Martin, Curtis L.; . . Martin, Daniel B.; . . Martin, David B.; . . Martin, David L.; . . Martin, E. Naomi; . .   Martin, Elizabeth Eshleman; . . Martin, Elton R.; . . Martin, Elva Elizabeth Hostetter Peifer; . . Martin, Esther S. Hoover; . . Martin, Eugene M.; . . Martin, Ezra Z.; . . Martin, George Brubaker; . . Martin, Gladys Koch; . . Martin, H. John; . . Martin, Harold C.; . . Martin, Harvey Allen; . . Martin, Hilda Byler Sudermann; . . Martin, Ira S.; . . Martin, Ivan Z.; . . Martin, John Jacob; . . Martin, Lizzie W. Horst; . . Martin, Lois Mae; . . Martin, Lydia M. Martin; . . Martin, Mark Ronald; . . Martin, Martha H. Hoover; . . Martin, Martha Mae Weaver; . . Martin, Melvin F.; . . Martin, Mildred Irene Lahman; . . Martin, Nevin N.; . . Martin, Onias B.; . . Martin, Paul G.; . . Martin, Pauline Smoker; . . Martin, Phebe G. Burkholder; . . Martin, Ronald K.; . . Martin, Ruth Z. Hurst; . . Martin, Susan G. Wise; . . Martin, Walter H.; . . Martin, Warren Ramer; . . Martin, Wayne Daniel; . . Martin-Denlinger, Martha Ellen Horst; . . Mast, Anna Kline; . . Mast, Celesta Lambright; . . Mast, Eli J.; . . Mast, Frieda Mae Miller; . . Mast, Gerald "Gary"; . . Mast, Omar; . . Mayers, Callie Katherine Blasengame; . . McConnell. Frederick W., Jr. (Dr.); . . Meck, Blanche Snavely; . . Metzger, John M.; . . Metzler, Elam B.; . . Metzler, Hazel Elizabeth Bennett Baer; . . Meyers, Anna Meyers; . . Meyers, Martha Hunsberger Godshalk; . . Miller, Abram J. "A.J."; . . Miller, Abram L. "Abie"; . . Miller, Alpha B. Yoder; . . Miller, Arthur H.; . . Miller, Atlee, Jr.; . . Miller, Betty R.; . . Miller, Charity Joy and Lilly Ann; . . Miller, Dorothy A. Landes; . . Miller, Earl R.; . . Miller, Edward C.; . . Miller, Eleanor Ruth Glick; . . Miller, Eugene R.; . . Miller, Freeman R.; . . Gertie L. Miller; . . Miller, Ida M. Yoder; . . Miller, Ira; . . Miller, Jalyn Riley; . . Miller, John J.; . . Miller, John Y.; . . Miller, Katie L. Borntrager; . . Miller, Kristopher Jon; . . Miller, Laura A. Yoder; . .   Miller, Mahlon A.; . . Miller, Manass E.; . . Miller, Margaret M.; . . Miller, Mark M.; . . Miller, Mary A. Holaway; . . Miller, Mary "Etta" Yoder Frye; . . Miller, Mattie Gerber; . . Miller, Melvin N.; . . Miller, Michael Peter; . . Miller, Miriam Keim; . . Miller, Ray; . . Miller, Ruby M. Miller; . . Miller, Ruth L. Wallick; . . Miller, Sam D.S.; . . Miller, Sarah Mae Mast; . . Miller, Sturges; . . Miller, Vesta Viola Swartzentruber Hochstedler; . . Miller, Wyman Lynn; . . Mishler, James W.; . . Mishler, John, Jr.; . . Moore, James H.; . . Moyer, Blanche A. Anders; . . Moyer, Elizabeth "Betty" B. Landis; . . Moyer, Jay Richard; . . Moyer, Kathryn D. Leatherman; . . Moyer, Kenneth S.; . . Moyer, Raymond Halteman; . . Moyer, Raymond M.; . . Moyer, Roberta B. Souder; . .   Mullet, Alta Kandel; . . Mullet, Raymond D.; . . Mumaw, R. Wayne; . . Musser, Grace I.; . .Musser, Miriam L. Good; . . Myer, Esther M. Hostetter; . . Myers, Irene Landis; . . Myers, Miriam T. Detweiler; . . Mylin, Helen B. Hess; . .   

Mann, John Emerson,
78, of Goshen, IN died June 17, 2010 at the same place.  He was born July 7, 1931 at Elkhart, IN to Clifford and Helen (Ebersole) Mann.  On July 7, 1956 at Goshen, IN he was married to Eleanor Jean Detwiler, who was born January 1, 1934 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, James R. Mann, and Jay E. (Laurel) Mann, 3 grandchildren, two sisters, Lois Eberly, and Margaret (Wes) Steiner, and a brother, Larry (Laurie) Hesed.

A brother, Robert Mann preceded him in death.

From 1951 to 1953 John worked in an alternative service program in Puerto Rico.  He also served two years in the PAX program, the peace-based voluntary service program organized to rebuild homes and communities in Germany following World War II.

John began his professional career at Miles Laboratories in Elkhart, IN working as a microbiologist.  In 1962 he entered Chicago Osteopathic Medical School.   After graduating in 1968 he served patients in the rural Culver community and then began private practice in Elkhart which lasted more than 30 years. 

Memorial services were held June 21, 2010 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.

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



Marner, Jason Jay
, 22, of Brighton, Iowa died July 1, 2010 at Harrisonburg, VA from a motorcycle accident.  

He was born July 22, 1987 at Washington, Iowa to Stan and Joann (Roth) Marner. Stan was born February 3, 1957 and Joann was born December 13, 1957.   They survive along with Jason's two brothers, David (Hanna) Marner of Hopkinsville, KY and Christopher Marner of Washington, IA.

Jason lived life with enthusiasm. His easy smile and infectious laugh will always be remembered. He was a genuine friend to many, compassionate and a good listener. His dream for many years was to fly and he hoped someday to work in Missionary Aviation. He enjoyed flying, friends, motorcycles, music, eating, fishing...not necessarily in that order.

He graduated from Iowa Mennonite School in 2006, Hesston College, Hesston, KS in 2008, with an AA in Aviation. He then attended Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, VA where he graduated in May of 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. After a 6-week cross-cultural course with students from EMU, he looked forward to being a full time pilot. He began working at Dynamic Aviation on June 28 where he had served as an intern for the past two years. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, IA.

Memorial services were held July 7, 2010 at Iowa Mennonite School, Kalona, Iowa with burial in Lower Deer Creek Cemetery, Kalona, IA.

Submitted by: Christina Conrad, Wayland, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Marner, Katie Beachy


Katie Marner, 82, of Chesterville passed away at 9:10 a.m. on Sunday, September 19, 2010, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
           
Funeral Services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday) at Pleasant View Church in rural Arcola. Rev. Howard Kuhns will officiate. Burial will be in the Pleasant View Church Cemetery. Visitation was Tuesday afternoon and evening at the church. Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.
           
Mrs. Marner was born August 12, 1928, in Saltillo, Ohio. She was a daughter of Valentine B. and Elizabeth (Erb) Beachy. She married John G. Marner on September 29, 1949, in Limpytown, Ohio. He passed away on November 8, 1985.
           
She is survived by five children, Andrew J. Marner and wife Lynn of Arthur, Valentine J. Marner and wife Lydia of Arcola, Daniel J. Marner and wife Irene of Constantine, Michigan, Sarah Ann Marner-Tomm of Bement, and Dorothy Hostetler and husband Reuben of Chesterville; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Ben V. Beachy and wife Dorothy of Fresno, Ohio, and Atlee V. Beachy and wife Patsy of Monroe, Georgia; and one sister, Mary Ann Wolfer and husband Leslie of McMinnville, Oregon.
           
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; one son-in-law, Mark Edward Tomm; one brother, Andrew V. Beachy; and one sister, Fannie Miller.
           
Mrs. Marner was a member of the Pleasant View Church in rural Arcola.
           
In Katie's home the coffee was always on, and there was time for friends old or new.
The Arthur-Clarion Graphic, Arthur, IL
9/21/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Marner, Ora Lynn,
97, of Wellman, Washington County, Iowa died January 8, 2010 at the same place.  He was born June 16, 1912 in Iowa County, Iowa to Eli & _____ (_____) Marner.  He was married to Eunice Lenore Reber, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, James and Charleen Marner; and Loris and Merle Miller, 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

A brother, John Marner, and two sisters, Vertie Marner and Susan Roth preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 12, 2010 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church Kalona, Johnson County, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Marcia Miller
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Marner, Wallace Dale
, 84, of Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa died November 29, 2010 at Iowa City, Johnson Co., Iowa.  He was born March 29, 1926 at Kalona, Iowa to Chris and Mary (Gingerich) Marner.  On June 20, 1948 at Wellman, Washington Co., Iowa he was married to Leola Verle Stoltzfus.

Surviving are a son, Dale & Linda Marner, a daughter, Karen and Duane Gugel 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a sister, Helen E. Yoder, and a brother, Ray Marner.

Memorial services were held December 3, 2010 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Marcia Miller
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Anna Shenk Witmer
, 87, of Manheim, PA died November 30, 2010. Born in Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., PA to Benjamin H. and Ella (Erb) Shenk. Her first husband and the father of her children, J. Abram Witmer, passed away in 1960. Her second husband, Earl L. Martin, preceded her in death in 1991. Anna was a member of Erisman Mennonite Church.

Survived by her children Lois (Witmer) wife of Rev. David Gehman of Parkesburg, PA and J. Robert Witmer of Manheim, PA; two grandchildren Sarah Ann wife of Benjamin Bixler, and Matthew David husband of Samantha Gehman; two great-grandchildren Calvin and Evangeline Bixler.

She was preceded in death by her two husbands and a daughter Orpha Mae Witmer; a great-granddaughter Susannah Rose Bixler; three sisters Esther Brubaker, Naomi Brenneman, and Ruth Geib; and two brothers Henry and Benjamin E. Shenk.

Funeral service was December 4, 2010 at Erisman Mennonite Church. Interment was in Erisman Mennonite Cemetery Manheim PA.

Source: Heilig Funeral Home, Mount Joy, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Martin, Arlene E. Wenger
, 85, went to her heavenly home on Monday, November 29, 2010, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. Born March 24, 1925, she was a daughter of Eli D. and Anna Mary (Shirk) Wenger and was raised in Blue Ball. She was married for 56 years to J. Horace Martin, who preceded her in death in August 2005.

Arlene is survived by seven children: Philip, husband of Joyce (Musser) Martin, of York, Miriam, wife of Nicholas Frey, of Mountville, Thomas, husband of Louisa Weber, of Selinsgrove, Fredrick, of Saratoga Springs, NY, Anne, wife of Duane Bontrager, of Harrisonburg, VA, James, of Lititz, and Barbara, of Millersville. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and three siblings: Betty (Wenger) Greider, of Lancaster, Eli C. Wenger, of Akron, and Susan (Wenger) Smucker, of Harrisburg, OR.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Helen (Wenger) Eby and Miriam (Wenger) Martin. Arlene attended Goshen College and taught in three one-room schools prior to her marriage to Horace in June of 1949. Throughout her adult life, she was a consummate mother and homemaker, reader, and Scrabble player. In recent years, she enjoyed visiting with family, encouraging others, and the many activities in which she was involved at Landis Homes. She was a member of Mountville Mennonite Church.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday, December 4, 2010 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, with Chaplain Donna Mack Shenk officiating. Visitation with the family will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Friday evening and 9:30 to 11:00 AM Saturday morning, both at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel. Arlene will be buried at Weaverland Mennonite Church Cemetery at 2:30 PM on Saturday. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to: Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543, or to Friendship Community, 1149 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543. The Gundel Funeral Home, Inc. is assisting the family with arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/1/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Arthur
, 83, of St. Thomas, PA died November 11, 2010 at Chambersburg, PA.  He was born April 15, 1927 at Hagerstown, MD to Adin and Elizabeth (Eby) Martin.  On May 13, 1950 he was married to Janet H. Lehman, who survives.

Surviving are children, Ronald Martin, Barbara Martin Miller, Robert Martin, and Bonita Martin Shelly, 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two brothers, Reuben Martin and Owen Martin, and a sister, Elizabeth Martin.

Memorial services were held November 13, 2010 at Marion Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Joyce Lehman, Chambersburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Bertha A. Esbenshade
, 86, of Ephrata, PA formerly of East Earl, PA died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Fairmount Homes. She was born in Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Jacob and Anna (Martin) Esbenshade. She was married to Leon G. Martin he died in 2004. Bertha and Leon were restaurant operators at Green Dragon, retiring in 1987. She was a member of Lichty's Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three sons: Leonard married to Rosene (Weaver) Martin, New Holland, PA; Marlin married to Linda (Zeiset) Martin, Terre Hill, PA and Roy
married to Nancy (Zeiset) Martin, Narvon, PA; 21 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; three sisters: Margaret
married to Paul Wyble, New Holland, PA; Alice Horst, East Earl, PA; and Anna Mary married to David Horst, Ephrata, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Leon, a daughter, Nancy L. Martin, a brother Aaron Esbenshade, and three sisters: Velma Weaver, Viola Buch, and Helen Esbenshade.

Her funeral service was August 3, 2010 at Weaverland Mennonite Church with Pastor Clair Long officiating. Interment was in the Weaverland Mennonite cemetery, East Earl, PA.
Source: The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Blanche Landis
, 83, of Chambersburg, PA died October 13, 2010 in the Chambersburg Hospital. She was born December 16, 1926 in Chambersburg, PA to Menno and Anna Mary Barkdoll Landis. Blanche was married to the Rev Ellis L. Martin who died March 25, 2004. She was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three sons; Vincent R. Martin and his wife Anna, Chambersburg, PA; Eric L. Martin, Shippensburg, PA and Curtis L. Martin, Irving TX, two daughters; Christine A. Diller and her husband Daryl, Doylesburg, PA and Susan E. Funk and her husband Dana, Chambersburg, PA; four brothers; Menno Landis, Chambersburg, PA; Daniel Landis, Philadelphia, PA; Richard Landis, Lancaster, PA and Ray Landis Edmonton, Canada, one sister, Charlotte Martin, Chambersburg, PA 19 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ellis, a son Bryan K. Martin who died in 1984, a sister Lois Keefer and a brother Robert Landis.

Funeral service was October 18, 2010 at the Rowe Mennonite Church, with Bishop Allen Martin, Rev. Kenneth Wadel, Rev. Mark Gayman and Rev. John Horst officiating. Burial was in the Rowe Mennonite Cemetery Shippensburg, PA.
Source: Public Opinion from October 15, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Martin, Carl Benjamin
, Age 89, of Washington Twp, [Porter Co., IN] passed away Monday, November 15, 2010, surrounded by his loving family. Born in rural Beemer, NE on December 16, 1920, Carl married Pauline Darling on May 14, 1944.

Carl moved his family from Nebraska to Indiana in 1959. A life-long farmer, he was also a 36-year veteran school bus driver for Washington Twp Schools and a member of the Kouts and Valpo Mennonite Churches for over 50 years. Carl enjoyed following the activities of his children of three generations; farming, attending livestock sales, international mission travel, reading and updating his personal diaries.

He is survived by: his wife Pauline "Pat" of 66 years; 5 children, Mike Martin of St. Joseph, Mary Hupp of Mayetta, KS, Bob Martin of Valparaiso, David Martin of Omaha, NE, and Christine Janzen of Lexington, SC; and preceded in death by son Thomas. Carl is also survived by one brother, Merle Martin, Beemer, NE, along with 22 grandchildren and 27 great-grand children.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 17th from 4 -8 PM at the Kosanke Funeral Home 105 E. Indiana Ave, Kouts. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday November 18th at 1:00 PM at the Hopewell Mennonite Church 805 N. Main St, Kouts with burial to follow at Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery, Kouts. Memorial contributions can be made to Layman Evangelical Fellowship, the Valparaiso or Hopewell Mennonite Church or Mission to Unreached Peoples. Checks can be sent to The Carl Martin Memorial C/O David Hupp, 17009 S Road, Mayetta, KS 66509. kosankefuneralhome.com

Published in Post-Tribune on November 17, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Clarence S.
, 81, of Manheim, died on Saturday morning, May 22, 2010 at home. Born in Ephrata on April 12, 1929, he was the son of the late Noah Z. and Susanna W. (Sensenig) Martin.

He was a member of the Miners Village Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, M. Eleonora (Lehman) Martin. Surviving are 2 sons and 3
daughters: David L. husband of Patty (Reed) Martin, Rochester, WA, Allen L. husband of Phoebe (Sauder) Martin, St. George, DE, Dorcas R., Lititz, Miriam I., Dallas, TX, Evelyn S., Lititz; 9 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren with 1 grandchild preceding him in death. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 4 sisters: Walter, New Holland, Anna Mary Stauffer (Roy), Lititz, Chester, McCordsville, IN, Catherine Longenecker (Dan), Harrisonburg, VA, Irene Neff (John), Landisville, Noah, Johnstown, Susan Weber, Atmore, AL and Melvin,
Tracy, CA.

Preceding him in death were a sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and John Freed, a brother-in-law, Leon Weber and a brother, Isaac.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 Newport Road, Manheim on Thursday, May 27, 2010 at 9:30 AM. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a public viewing at the church on Wednesday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

Please omit flowers. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim is in charge of  arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/24/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Clement Walter


Clement Walter Martin, age 77, a retired turkey grower and farmer, died Thursday, November 4, 2010, at his home in Versailles. He was born October 25, 1933, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a son of the late Abram Z. and Anna Hoover Martin. He married Sarah W. Martin, who survives, on March 16, 1961, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Martin was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church.

Other survivors include two sons, Walter Martin, Jr. and wife Jeanette of Versailles, Missouri and Ervin Martin and wife Lucille of Barnett, Missouri; two daughters, Erma, wife of Adam Kilmer and Edna, wife of Ernest Kilmer both of Versailles, Missouri. Also surviving are twenty-two grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Ella Mae.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 8, 2010, at the Excelsior Mennonite Church. Burial will be held in the Excelsior Mennonite Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, November 7, at the family home. Expressions of sympathy may be left online at www.kidwellgarber.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Kidwell-Garber Funeral Homes
Versailles, Missouri
Nov. 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Curtis L.
, 29, of 115 Garrett Circle, Ephrata, died Thursday [9-23-2010] at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Paul Eugene and Lorraine (Leid) Martin, with whom he resided.

Curtis worked at Conestoga Wood Products and Shady Maple Farm Market until his illness. He was a member of Petra Christian Fellowship and enjoyed hunting, fishing, hiking and attending rodeos.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother Jason, at home and a paternal grandmother, Eva Z. Martin, Womelsdorf.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, September 28 at 10 AM at Petra Christian Fellowship with Pastors Eugene Zoll, Titus Kauffman, and Kenneth Witmer officiating. Interment will follow in Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 6 - 8 PM and Tuesday from 9 -10 AM. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials in Curtis's memory may be sent to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1861 Charter Lane, Lancaster, PA 17601-6763. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal - 9/25/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Daniel B.
, 83, of Ephrata, entered into rest at his residence on Sunday, January 10, 2010. He was under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County.

Born in Brecknock Township, son of the late Daniel A. and late Katie B. (Martin)* Martin and husband of Sue (Auker) Martin.
    *[Research note: Name was Bowman]
He was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Old Order Mennonite Church, Earl Twp.

A farmer, he was also employed as a plumber (Ray's Plumbing).

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Dennis A., married to Martha S. (Martin) Martin of Ephrata and his daughter, Cynthia A., married to Paul M. Stauffer of Hillsboro, OH; sister, Elsie, married to David G. Weaver of Ephrata; brother-in-law, Weaver W. Martin of New Holland, and grandson, Walter M. Martin.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday, January 13th, at the late residence, 311 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 12 noon from the late residence with further services at 12:30 PM at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Earl Township. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 1/12/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Martin, Daniel B., 83, of Ephrata, entered into rest at his residence on Sunday, January 10, 2010. He was under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County.

Born in Brecknock Township, son of the late Daniel A. and late Katie B. Martin)* Martin and husband of Sue (Auker) Martin.  *[Research note: Name was Bowman]

He was a member of Stauffer Mennonite Old Order Mennonite Church, Earl Twp.

A farmer, he was also employed as a plumber (Ray's Plumbing).

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son, Dennis A., married to Martha S. (Martin) Martin of Ephrata and his daughter, Cynthia A., married to Paul M. Stauffer of Hillsboro, OH; sister, Elsie, married to David G. Weaver of Ephrata; brother-in-law, Weaver W. Martin of New Holland, and grandson, Walter M. Martin.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Wednesday, January 13th, at the late residence, 311 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 12 noon from the late residence with further services at 12:30 PM at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Earl Township. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 1/12/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, David B.
, 70, of Morgantown, PA died Wednesday, February 24, 2010 at Reading Hospital and Medical Center. His wife, Mary Ann (Andrew) Martin, survives. They would have observed their 14th wedding anniversary on May 18.

Born in Millersville, he was the son of the late Isaac M. and Mary (Weaver) Martin.

Dave was involved with numerous businesses last owning Medical Rentals and Morgantown Medical Supply.

He was a member of Harmony United Methodist Church, the Elverson-Morgantown Lions Club from whom he received the Melvin Jones Fellow Award; and the Morgantown Area Business Association. He had also served on the board of the Berks County Chapter of the American Lung Association.

An avid golfer, he and Mary Ann spent time in Barefoot Bay, FL. There were many people who called him "Dad" and even more who called him a friend.

In addition to his wife, he will be missed by his four children: Bonnie Martin, Reading; Bev Martin, Morgantown; Brenda married to Greg Hadden, Morgantown; David Martin, Cressona; two grandsons: James Matthew Fellenbaum and Nate Hadden; and two brothers: Luke W. Martin, New Holland and Mark W. Martin, Trenton, GA.

His memorial service will be held on Monday, March 1 at 12 Noon at the Harmony United Methodist Church, 740 Harmony Rd., Morgantown with Pastor Larry Frank officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Monday from 10 AM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in David's memory may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, East Central PA Chapter, 225 City Ave., Suite 104, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is serving the family.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/26/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, David L.
, age 19, of Owen, WI, died on Friday, April 23, 2010 in the Town of Worden, Clark County, WI from injuries sustained in a fall. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the Clark View Mennonite Church in Withee, WI. Clair Horst will officiate with the assistance of Paul Wesley Oberholtzer, Ervin Showalter, Willard Brubacker and Virgil Martin. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be Warren Hoover, Elvin Hoover, Keith Hoover, Lynn Martin, Loren Burkholder and Mark Oberholtzer. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 27, 2010 at the Earl M. Martin residence (N15342 Cty. Rd. D) in Owen, WI from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

David Lee Martin was born on April 22, 1991 in Lititz, PA, the son of Earl M. and Etta W. (Martin) Martin. He was raised in Pennsylvania until the age of 6, at which time his family moved to Owen, WI. David worked for his father's business, Oak Tree Express, hauling milk.

David loved being with his family, playing with little children and enjoyed sunsets.

He will be dearly missed by his parents, Earl and Etta Martin of Owen, WI; his siblings: Ryan (Brenda) Martin of Owen, WI, Randall (Jane Marie) Martin of Withee, WI, Dennis (Rose) Martin of Withee, WI, Jennifer (Eugene) Burkholder of Colby, WI, Elizabeth, Matthew, Rachel, Jesse, Stephen, Keith, Merle, Harlan and Annetta Martin, all of Owen, WI; two nieces: Bethany and Mary Ann Martin; two nephews: Leon Earl and Kenneth Martin; his special friend, Jessica Brubaker of Withee, WI; his paternal grandparents: Paul and Elizabeth Martin of Lebanon, PA; his maternal step-grandmother, Stella Martin of Lebanon, PA; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Abraham and Elizabeth Martin.

Thorp Funeral Home, of Thorp, WI, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal - 4/27/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Martin, E. Naomi
, 89, of Akron, PA died September 11, 2010 at Lancaster, PA.  She was born January 9, 1921 in Paradise Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Aaron G. and Maggie (Sauder) Martin.

Surviving a brother, J. Elvin husband of Laverne Sensenig Martin, and four sisters, Arlene Hurst, May Mentzer, Margaret Martin, and Lois J., wife of Leon Zimmerman.

Memorial services were held September 20, 2010 at Ephrata Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA with burial in Metzler Mennonite Cemetery, W. Earl Twp. Lancaster Co., PA.
Submitted by: Wilma Ebersol, Ephrata, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Martin, E. Naomi, 89, formerly of Akron, entered into rest at Landis Homes, Lititz on Saturday, September 11, 2010.

She was born in Paradise Twp., a daughter of the late Aaron G. and Maggie (Sauder) Martin.

Naomi was a lifelong member of Ephrata Mennonite Church, a Sunday School and Bible School teacher for many years, and also taught Vacation Bible School in Northern Pennsylvania and New York. She enjoyed quilting, and spending winters in Florida, where she made many friends. She also enjoyed history in general and had a wealth of knowledge in family history. She wrote two booklets on the history of the Martin and Sauder families.

In her home, she was a personal caregiver to the elderly and also provided lodging for younger people.

Surviving are a brother, J. Elvin, husband of Laverne (Sensenig) Martin of Akron; and 4 sisters, Arlene S. Hurst of Ephrata, Mae Mentzer of Lancaster, Margaret Martin of Ephrata, and Lois J., wife of Leon R. Zimmerman of Lititz; nieces and nephews, Donald Hurst, Ray Martin, Dawn Martin, Bryan Martin, Elise Coletto, Ranee Zimmerman, and Rochelle Kniss.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, September 19, and 9 to 10 AM, Monday, at the Ephrata Mennonite Church, 510 Stevens Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM, Monday with Pastor Jack Scandrett, Pastor Jeffrey High, and Pastor Carl Kniss officiating. Interment will follow in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery, W. Earl Twp.

Memorial contributions in Naomi's memory may be sent to Galilean Children's Home, P.O. Box 880, Liberty, KY 42539-0880. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/14/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Elizabeth Eshleman
, 96 of Menno Haven Chambersburg died January 29, 2010 in Menno Haven. She was born July 13, 1913 in Marion, Pa., to J. Ira and Nora (Cordell) Eshleman. She and her husband, the Rev. Norman H. Martin were married July 13, 1933. He died on March 16, 1985.

She was an active member of the Salem Ridge Mennonite Church of Greencastle, PA where she attended sewing circle and taught Sunday School. Before moving to the Village Square at Menno Haven in 2000, she lived in Marion for 66 years  Elizabeth was a business woman and together with her late husband owned and operated the E.L.M. Department Store in Greencastle, PA.

Survived by two sons Lester E. (Wife Ruth) Martin, Greencastle, PA; N. Harold (Wife Charlotte), Greencastle, PA; two daughters Frances H. Diller, Chambersburg, PA; Lorraine E. (Husband Donald) Eby, Chambersburg, PA; 18 grandchildren, 59 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by a son-in-law John H. Diller, sister Louise (Mrs. David) Lehman, two brothers Charles Eshleman and John Eshleman. Funeral services was February 3, 2010 at the Marion Mennonite Church 4365 Molly Pitcher Hwy. Chambersburg with Revs. Robert Keener, Merle Cordell and Joe Martin officiating. Burial was at the convenience of the family in the Marian Mennonite cemetery, Chambersburg, PA 
Source: Obit files of
Zimmerman Funeral Home, Greencastle, PA.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Elton R.
, 68, of Ephrata, PA formerly of Lowville, NY, died September 18, 2010. He was born in New York, to Jonathan and Catherine Roggie Martin. He was the husband of Ruby Gingerich Martin. They celebrated their 46th wedding anniversary on August 22nd. Elton was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

Survivied by his wife Ruby and son, Roger M. Martin of Lowville, NY, and three sisters, Shirley Martin, Marjorie, wife of Kermit Moser, and Jane Martin, all of Croghan, NY.   

Funeral service was September 24 at Croghan Mennonite Church with Paster Richard E. Buch officiating. Interment was in the   Croghan Mennonite Cemetery. Croghan, NY.
Source: LOL September 20, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Elva Elizabeth Hostetter Peifer
, age 86, died Thursday morning August 19, 2010 after a brief illness. Her husband of 31 years Wilbur S. Peifer, preceded her in death in 1975. She was also preceded in death by her second husband, John H. Martin, who passed away in 2004.

Elva was the daughter of the late H. Jay & Margie Hershey Hostetter. She was born in Limeville and during her lifetime lived in Manheim, Witmer, Quarryville, Leola, New Holland and died at her last residence, Landis Homes, Lititz, Pennsylvania. She was a faithful member of Mellinger Mennonite Church where she participated in sewing circle. She also enjoyed relationships with Black Rock Retreat Association, Witmer Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and Farm Women
Society #22. She enjoyed working many years at Bird in Hand Motor Inn and Quarryville Presbyterian Home and made many friends as she volunteered at Garden Spot Village, New Holland. Crocheting for great grandbabies, arranging flowers, sitting for family pets and keeping in touch with her extended family by email gave her enjoyment and satisfaction.

In addition to leaving her special friend Clarence Neff, Lititz, she is survived by three children: Marilyn wife of Larry Nolt of Souderton, Dale husband of Joyce Esbenshade Peifer of Atglen and Daryl husband of Jane Hoober Peifer of Lancaster, nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, five stepsons, 12 step
grandchildren and 26 step great grandchildren, 3 siblings: Vera wife of Kenneth Mast, Rosa wife of Frank Weidman and Wilmer husband of Joyce Landis Hostetter.

She was preceded in death by 3 siblings: Donald and Harry Hostetter and Anna Kreider. There will be a viewing at Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, on Sunday evening August 22nd from 5 to 8 p.m. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service at the Mellinger Mennonite Church, on Monday, August 23rd at 10:30 a.m. There will be no viewing on Monday; the family will have a private burial prior to the memorial service.

Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Inc., Christiana & Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/20/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Esther S. Hoover
, 89, of Lebanon, PA, died Tuesday, August 24, 2010 in her residence. She was the wife of the late Allen W. Martin. She was born July 24, 1921 in New Holland, a daughter of the late Peter Z. and Anna S. Shirk Hoover.

Esther was co-founder with her husband of the Stone Barn Furniture Store in Lebanon. She was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by children, Carl A. Martin and wife Rachel of Lebanon; Leonard H. Martin and wife Violet of Myerstown; Marlin E. Martin and wife Marlene of Lebanon; Ruth N. Good and husband Leonard Good of Iowa; 28 grandchildren; 44 great grandchildren; and a brother, Paul S. Hoover and wife Verna of Lebanon.

She was preceded in death by brothers, Harvey and Ivan Hoover; sisters, Eva Hoover, Minnie Musser, Anna Good and Mabel Rutt.

Funeral service will be held on Monday August 30, 2010 at 9:30 AM in the Fairview Mennonite Church, Elco Drive, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery.

A viewing will be held on 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. Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA 17522. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/25/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Eugene M.


GOSHEN -- Eugene M. Martin, 74, died Sunday, June 20, 2010, at the home of his daughter-in-law. He had been ill the last three months.

On Jan. 26, 1936, he was born to Willis and Nellie (Culp) Martin in Goshen. He married Rosetta Riegsecker on May 11, 1957, in Middlebury. She survives.

He is also survived by daughters Rosalyn (Lavern) Cross of Middlebury and Rhonda (Smith) Noel of Terry Hill, Pa.; son Jeff (Bonnie) Martin of Hicksville, Ohio; daughter-in-law Teresa Martin-Gay; 15 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother Truman (Lois) Martin of Nappanee; sisters Vivian Benner and Matie (David) Lehman both of Harrisonburg, Va.

He was preceded by his parents and son Randy Martin.

Eugene was a member of Griner Mennonite Church and Gideons. He enjoyed mission trips, volunteering at World Missionary Press and Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today (June 22, 2010) at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Wednesday, with the funeral service starting at 10 a.m. Officiating will be Pastor Paul Tinkle, retired pastor of West Eel River Church of the Brethren, Silver Lake. Pastors John Yoder, Robert Riegsecker and Harley Troyer of Griner Mennonite Church will officiate. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorial contributions may be given to World Missionary Press or Gideons.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
6/22/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Ezra Z.
, 85, of Myerstown, PA, died Saturday, December 25, 2010 in his son's residence in Memphis, MO. He was the husband of the late Alta B. Horst Martin who died in August 1999.  He was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County on June 29, 1925 a son of the late Ezra S. and Anna Zimmerman Martin.

After retiring as a farmer, Ezra was employed by the Manheim Auto Auction and Brubaker's Auto Sales in Myerstown. He was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite  Church of the Weaverland Conference.

He is survived by children, Louella wife of Melvin Horning of Lebanon, PA; Ivan husband of  Louise Martin, Nora wife of James Horst and Leon husband of Mary Ellen Martin all of Memphis,  MO; Grace wife of Eugene Brubaker of Bernville, PA; Anna Ruth wife of Clarence Martin of  Richland, PA; Ezra H. husband of Eleanor Martin and Eva Jane wife of Leonard Martin both of  Myerstown, PA; Thelma wife of Leon Martin of Cayuga, NY; 55 grandchildren; 142 great  grandchildren; brothers, Hershey husband of Anna Martin and Willis husband of Alta Martin  both of Lebanon, PA; sisters, Ruth Brubaker, Eva Brubaker and Edna wife of Barton Sensenig  all of Myerstown, PA; Anna Mary wife of Lloyd Burkholder of Lebanon, PA; Alta wife of Alvin  Musser of Memphis, MO.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Lester and James Martin; sister,  Nora Horst and grandson, Milford Brubaker. Funeral service will be held Friday, December 31, 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 on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. Please Omit Flowers. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/27/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, George Brubaker
, 67, of Maytown, PA died March 13, 2010 at his home. Born in Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to William K. and Sara E. (Brubaker) Martin. He was the husband of Ava Lee (Longenecker) Martin. They were married for 41 years.

George was a member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, where he served as a Sunday school teacher for Jr. High Boys. He also attended New Name Christian Fellowship.  In his youth, he served in Honduras under Mennonite Voluntary Service.

Survived by his wife, Ava Lee, he is four children: Juanita, wife of Chris Horst, Elizabethtown, PA; Sonja Martin, Elizabethtown,PA; Melinda, wife of Brent Eisenberger, Lancaster, PA and Jeffrey, husband of Tara Bomberger Martin, Marietta, PA; Two grandchildren: Colin and Larisa Horst; five siblings: Sara Ann, wife of James Keener, Mount Joy, PA; Mark B., husband of Jean Martin, Sarasota, FL; Fred B., husband of Iris Martin, Elizabethtown, PA; Orpha B. Martin, Mount Joy, PA; and John B., husband of Patricia Martin, Lancaster, PA.

George was preceded in death by two brothers: Joel B. Martin and Richard B. Martin, husband of Elva Martin.

Funeral Service was March 18, 2010 at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, Elizabethtown, PA. Interment was in Bossler Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA

Source: LOL March 16,2010   
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
& Robert Fish



Martin, Gladys Koch
, 94, of Elmira, Ontario, Canada died June 20, 2010 at the same place.  She was born August 9, 1915 at Three Bridges, Ontario, Canada to Charles and Minerva (Swartz) Koch.  On June 1, 1938 she was married to Norman Martin, who was born January 11, 1914 and died September 24, 2001.

Surviving are children, Winston and Betty Ann Martin, Raymond and Elinor Martin, Isabel and Jim Bauman, Bernice Brubacher, Elaine and Clair Stolzfus, and Edith and Mark Edmiston, 18 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

Seven brothers, Stanley Koch, Lester Koch, Orton Koch, Phares Koch, Oliver Koch, Roy Koch, and Charles Koch, and two sisters, Mabel Kufske, and Vera Snyder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 23, 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



Martin, H. John
, 81, of 730 Ono Road, Annville, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 in the Fairmount Retirement Home, Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata. He was the husband of  Mary S. Wenger Martin. He was born November 27, 1928 in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County a son of the late Henry W. Z. and Leah Horning Martin. John was a retired farmer and a member of the Mountain View Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughters: Erma wife of Marvin Martin, Clyde, NY; Erla wife of Edward Snyder, Manheim; Nancy wife of John Frey, Annville; Betty wife of Luke Shirk, Quarryville; Arlene wife of Ivan Martin, Little Cedar, Iowa; Nora wife of Rufus Nolt, Ephrata; Elva wife of Ivan Ray Weaver, Osage, Iowa; Fern wife of Abe Hurst, Riceville, Iowa; sons: Stanley husband of Lorraine Hoover Martin, Lititz; Edwin Martin, Annville; 58 grandchildren; 47 great grandchildren; brothers: H. Moses husband of Anna Martin, Lititz; H. Henry Martin, Lititz; Charles husband of Laura Martin, Bethel; Ira husband of Anna Mary Martin, East Earl; Paul husband of Mildred Martin, Pine Grove; Alvin husband of Eva Martin, Rutledge, MO; sisters: Leah wife of Levi Zimmerman, Paris, MO; Esther wife of David High, Denver; sister in law: Verna Martin, Rutledge, MO; brother in law: Clarence Eberly, Reinholds.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Howard Martin and Mark Martin; sisters, Anna H. Martin and Elsie Eberly; 3 grandchildren and a great grandchild.

Funeral service will be held Tuesday at 9:30 AM from the Mountain View Mennonite Church, Butler Road, Lebanon. Interment will be made in the adjoining church
cemetery. Friends may call Monday from 2 to 4:00 PM and 6 to 8:00 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, Jackson Road, Lebanon. Please Omit Flowers. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/22/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Harold C.
, 84 of Lititz, PA died February 19, 2010 at Landis Homes, (formerly he lived in Lancaster and Leola, PA). He was born on February 23, 1925 in Leola, PA to Carpenter Weaver Martin and Anna (Stauffer) Martin. He was married to Evelyn (Kreider) Martin. They were married for 62 years.

He was a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird in Hand, PA.

Survived by his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had one son, Clifford W. Martin, husband of Susan S. Martin of Lancaster, PA; and three daughters, Carol A. Zimmerman, wife of Mahlon G. Zimmerman of Leola, PA;  Jean M. Buchen, wife of K. Thomas Buchen and Sharon M. Lefever, wife of David H. Lefever, both of Lancaster, PA. He had eleven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Earl F. Martin who had lived in New Holland. Funeral service was February 22, 2010 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird in Hand, PA.
Source: LOL February 20, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Harvey Allen
, 94, a resident of 4076 Dry River Road, Bridgewater, died Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010. Mr. Martin was born on June 19, 1916, in Ohio and was the son of the late Daniel J. and Martha Martin.

He was a farmer and member of the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. On Feb. 15, 1939, he married the former Ruth Virginia Rohrer, who preceded him in death Sept. 2, 1997.

Surviving are six children, Barbara Shank and husband Robert, Charles Martin and wife, Rosa, all of Bridgewater; Alice Knicely and husband, Frank, Robert Martin and wife, Carol, Reba Showalter and husband, Dale, Mildred Rhodes and husband, Cleo, all of Dayton; a sister, Naomi Rhodes and husband, Marvin, of Kentucky; 24 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.

Harvey Martin was preceded in death by nine brothers and sisters, a grandson, Scott Showalter and wife, Phyllis, and two great-granddaughters, Shayla and Christina Showalter.

The ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service on Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Daily News Record - 11/12/2010
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Hilda Byler Sudermann
, 98, of Goshen, IN died March 30, 2010 at the same place.  She was born January 14, 1912 at Hesston, Harvey Co., KS to Thomas L. and Nancy R. (Schrock) Byler.  On August 27, 1933 in Finney Co., KS she was married to Jacob Sudermann. Jacob Sudermann died in April 1980.  Hilda married Ellis Martin, July 17, 1982.  He died April 6, 1992.

Surviving are children, Annemarie Sudermann; Paul K. (Beth) Sudermann; and David P. (Mary Cisar) Sudermann, 3 grandchildren, and siblings, Nadine E. (Jon Michael) Yoder; Rachel Powell; and Robert Byler.

A son, John J. Sudermann and four brothers, Vernon T. Byler, Roland R. Byler, Glen R. Byler, and Gerald Byler preceded her in death.

Hilda attended Goshen College Academy from 1927-1929 and also studied at Garden City Junior College and Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kansas.  She taught school in Pawnee Valley, Kansas, before moving to the Goshen area in the 1940s.  She was a piano teacher to more than 400 college students and children in the Goshen and Elkhart area.  Hilda devoted her creative energies to her family, her piano students, and her friends, drawing, painting, baking, sewing, nurturing plants, and the two churches she served.

Memorial services were held April 3, 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



Martin, Ira S.


PORT TREVORTON - Ira S. Martin, 85, of Port Trevorton, passed away on Friday, Oct. 29, 2010, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and Calvin Martin. He was born April 10, 1925, in Lancaster County, a son of the late Harry W. and Katie B. (Stauffer) Martin. On Nov. 29, 1945, he married the former Martha G. Stauffer, who survives. His passing breaks a marital union of 64 years.

Mr. Martin was engaged in farming and was also employed with John Hummel, Groce's Silk Mill, and A Patch Orchards. He was a member of Stauffer's Mennonite Church Riverview District, Liverpool.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 11 children and their spouses, Catherine Martin, John and Janice Martin, Margaret and Calvin Martin, Marie Weaver, Mildred and Elam Weaver, Harvey and Susan Martin, Marian and David Martin, all of Port Trevorton, James and Sally Martin, of Tennessee, Robert and Nancy Martin, of McAlisterville, Thomas and Linda Martin, of Selinsgrove, and Dorothy and Harvey Haldeman, of Missouri; 65 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; one brother, Norman Martin husband of Annie, of Selinsgrove; one sister-in-law, Barbara Martin, of Selinsgrove; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by one daughter, Annetta Martin in infancy; one son-in-law, Allen Weaver; four grandsons; six brothers; and two sisters.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday and from noon to 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, at his daughter and son-in-law, Marian and David Martin residence, 62 McKees Road, Port Trevorton, with a funeral service at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Stauffer Old Order Mennonite Church, Produce Road, Port Trevorton. Burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc. 9366 Rt. 35, Mt. Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 10/31/2010
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Ivan Z.
, 86, of 1248 Sheep Hill Rd., East Earl, died Saturday, October 23, 2010 at his home. His wife, Barbara S. (Horst) Martin, survives.

Born in Blue Ball, he was the son of the late Ivan S. and Magdalena (Zimmerman) Martin.  He was a retired farmer and a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six sons: Harvey married to Ruth (Leinbach) Martin, Narvon; Aaron married to Verna (Shirk) Martin, Lewisburg; Ivan married to Mary K. (Nolt) Martin, New Holland; Alvin married to Grace (Schroeder) Martin, Saskatchewan, Canada; Lawrence married to Ruth (Mack) Martin, Paraguay, S. A.; Ervin married to Eva (Martin) Martin, East Earl; four daughters: Mary married to Raymond Nolt, New Holland; Eva married to Reuben Zimmerman, Shippensburg; Esther married to John Henry Weaver, Penn Yan, NY; Ruth Ann married to David Horst, Narvon; a daughter-in-law, Louella (Good) married to Nelson Martin, New Holland; 71 grandchildren; 130 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Amos married to Esther (Newswanger) Martin, East Earl; Harvey married to Frances (Hoover) Martin, East Earl; four sisters: Ada Martin, Denver; Lena Martin, New Holland; Katie married to Edwin Nolt, Ephrata; Esther Hoover, Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by a son, Norman H. Martin; two brothers: Paul and Aaron; and two sisters: Emma Martin and Anna Reiff.

His funeral will be held on Friday, October 29 at 8:45 AM at the home of Ervin Martin with further services at 9:30 AM at Weaverland Mennonite Church with Bishop Ben Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

A viewing will be held at the home of Ervin Martin, 1246 Sheep Hill Rd., East Earl on Thursday from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/25/2010
Lancaster Co., PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, John Jacob
, 88, of Kidron, OH died April 15, 2010 at the same place from acute leukemia.  

He was born December 23, 1921 at Columbiana, OH to John Jacob and Merta (Ziegler) Martin.  John was born May 4, 1890 and died February 16, 1981.  Merta was born June 26, 1894 and died December 29, 1992.

On August 3, 1947 at Aurora, OH he was married to Flora Jean Hostetler, who was born September 29, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are children, Ron (Geneva) Martin; Wendell (Daisy) Martin; Sharon (Lawrence) Ressler; and Janis (Craig) Steigauf, 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and two sisters, Ruth Martin, and Mabel Nisley.

A brother, Glen Martin preceded him in death.

Goshen College Alumnus; Participated in CPS in Sidling Hill, Dennison, IA, Poughkeepsie, NY, and Puerto Rico.  Taught high school art, industrial arts, drafting and Driver Education at Central Christian High School, Kidron, OH for 17 years.  Graded Bible correspondence courses for Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry for 25 years.

Memorial services were held April 19, 2010 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Martin, Lizzie W. Horst
, 88, of New Holland, entered into rest at home on Saturday, November 27, 2010. She was born in East Earl Twp., a daughter of the late Henry M. and Lydia W. Weaver Horst. She was the wife of the late Mahlon S. Martin, who died in 2007. Lizzie was a member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Earl Twp., and was a homemaker.

Surviving are 4 sons, James H., husband of Janice L. Martin of Narvon, Paul H., husband of Lucy W. Martin of Ephrata, Clarence H., husband of Marilyn B. Martin of New Holland, and Mahlon H. Martin of East Earl; 8 daughters, Eva H., wife of David Z. Martin of New Holland, Anna H., wife of Nathan Martin of Ephrata, Miriam H., wife of Joseph M. Weaver of Denver, Kathryn H., wife of Eugene M. Auker of Bainbridge, OH, Lizzie H., wife of Chester W. Martin of Bainbridge, OH, Bertha H. Martin at home, Ellen H., wife of Melvin M. Brubaker of Port Treverton, and Norma H., wife of Eugene W. Martin of Bainbridge, OH; 81 grandchildren; 102 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters, Lydia W., wife of Daniel H. Martin, and Anna W. Hoover both of Penn Yan, NY.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mabel M. Martin, 3 grandchildren, a sister, Bertha W. Burkholder and 3 infant brothers.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, November 30, at the residence of David Z. Martin, 207 Wissler Rd., New Holland. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday at 8:45 AM from the David Z. Martin residence with further services at 9:00 AM, at the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Earl Township. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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



Martin, Lois Mae
, age 59 a resident of Keystone Human Services of Landisville passed away at her residence on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. She was born in Lancaster, daughter of the late Norman R. & Martha Lefever Martin. In the past she was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church.

Lois loved animals, magazines, games, dancing and swimming. Lois had Down's Syndrome and the family would like to thank Keystone Human Services for the love and care that they extended to her.

Surviving is a sister- in-law Bonnie L. Dorsey Martin of Paradise, niece Tracy L. Dormer of Paradise, nephew Jere S. Martin of Manheim, 2 great nephews, 1 great great nephew and niece. She is also survived by her best friend, Victoria Coldren. She was preceded in death by a brother Jere C. Martin.

Funeral service will take place from the Shivery Funeral Home, 3214 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA on Monday, January 11th at 7:30 p.m. with a viewing time from 6:30 p.m. until time of service.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/8/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish and Leon Hertzler



Martin, Lydia M. Martin
, 89, of Ephrata, entered into rest at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata on Thursday, July 8, 2010. She was born in West Earl Township, a daughter of the late Emanuel and Lizzie L. (Martin) Martin. She was the wife of the late Frank H. Martin who died in 2004.

She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), and worked as an LPN for Ephrata Community Hospital.

Surviving are her 3 step-sons, Harold H., husband of Mildred (Hoover) Martin of Ephrata, Warren H., husband of Carol (Weaver) Martin of Denver, and Leonard H., husband of Joyce (Nolt) Martin of Denver; her 3 step-daughters, Floretta May, wife of Ammon Burkholder of Shilo, OH, Mabel Erlene, wife of Samuel Leid of Lakeville, OH, and Julia Fay, wife of Mervin Zimmerman of Ephrata; 16 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by 1 grandchild; 1 great grandchild; 5 brothers, David Martin, John Martin, Emanuel Martin, Joseph Martin, and Elmer Martin; and 3 sisters, Emma Horning, Cora Eberly, and Amanda Weaver.

A viewing will be held from 5-8 PM, Sunday, July 11 at Wheat Ridge Chapel, Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 12 at 9:00 AM from Wheat Ridge Chapel, Fairmount Homes, with further services at 9:30AM at the Weaverland Frame Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), East Earl Township, with Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/9/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Mark Ronald
, 39, of South Bend, IN died January 15, 2010. He was born July 10, 1970, in LaPorte, IN to Ronald O. and Janice M. (Birky) Martin.
 
He is survived by his mother, one sister, Janell Martin of Granger, IN; and one niece and nephew.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral service was January 20, 2010 at Olive Mennonite Church. The Rev. Allan F. Martin will officiate. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery. Elkhart, IN

Source: The Elkart Truth, Elkart, IN January 17, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Martha H. Hoover
, 75, of 449 Kirks Mill Road, Nottingham, PA, died Monday, October 11, 2010, at her home. Born in West Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Allen O. and Frances S. (Nolt) Hoover. She was married 52 years on June 14 to Willis M. Martin. Martha was a homemaker and a member of Fairmount Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are six children, Brenda, married to Mark Young of Nottingham, Susan, married to Neal Martin of Osage, IA, Charlene, married to Clair Martin of Manheim, Martha Ann, married to Brian Shimp of Quarryville, Julia Martin of Akron, and David, married to Nancy (Todd) Martin of Nottingham; and 14 grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are two children, Galen Martin and Marie Martin; and a sister, Emma Witwer.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 15, at 9 a.m. at the Little Britain Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Nottingham Road, Quarryville, with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Fairmount Mennonite Church, 520 N. Little Britain Road, Quarryville, with Bishop Jeremiah Sensenig, Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Clair Hurst, and Paul Newswanger officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at Fairmount Homes, Farm Crest Chapel, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata, on Thursday from 5-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/13/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Martha Mae Weaver
, 90, of Columbiana, OH died September 6, 2010 at Parkside Care Center where she had resided. She was born May 24, 1920 in Beaver Township to Noah and Fannie (Martin) Weaver. Her husband Ira E. Martin, who passed away July 28, 2009.

She was an active member of Midway Mennonite Church serving as a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the sewing circle.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Ira and   brother John Weaver, and a sister Edna Zook.

Survived by her three sons, Lowell (Doris) Martin of Strasburg, OH; Col, Ronald (Patty) Martin and Lawrence (Lucia) Martin both of Leavittsburg, OH; five daughters, Naomi "Molly" (John) Hostetler of Columbiana, OH;   Lucille (John) Clark of Washingtonville, OH; Charlotte (Bill) Beck of Berlin Center, OH; Kathy (Bill) Schroedel of Cuyahoga Falls, OH and Carol Moser of Austintown, OH; 16 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren; and a sister Carrie Morris of Franklin, PA.

A funeral service was September 11, 2010 at Midway Mennonite Church with the Rev. Herman Myers officiating. Burial will be in the Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana, OH.
Source: Salem News, Salem, OH September 09, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Melvin F.
, 75, of Lititz, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, December 17, 2010. He was born in Ephrata Twp., a son of the late Christian and Lizzie Felpel Martin. Melvin is the husband of Miriam F. Good Martin. They celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on May 4th of this year. Mr. Martin was a member of the White Oak Mennonite Church, Manheim. He and his wife had owned and operated the Convertech Bag Company for many years until retirement.

Surviving are 4 sons, Melvin Lee (Joanne Burkholder) Martin of Martinsburg, Mark (Pauletta Miller) Martin of Rochester, WA, Matthew (Beverly Nolt) Martin of Rehrersburg, and Michael (Luela Patzan) Martin of Harrisburg, OR; a son-in-law, Daniel Weaver; 2 daughters, Joan Martin of Lititz, and Lois Ann (Merlin) Groff of Pittsgrove, NJ; 30 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren; 2 brothers, George Martin of Inverness, FL and Curtis (Lana Afflerbach) Martin of Denver; 4 sisters, Bertha (Horace) Mast of Morgantown, Betty (Glendon) Coleman of Elmer, NJ, Rosella Clugston of Rothsville, and Sarah (Daniel) Nafziger of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Rose (Martin) Weaver; 6 brothers and 2 sisters.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Tuesday, December 21st, at the White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 West Newport Road, Manheim, PA, where funeral services will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, December 22, 2010 with ministry Donald Nolt, Stanley Wine, Earl Zimmerman, Jerry Kreider, and David Sensenig officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/18/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Mildred Irene Lahman
, 90, of Harrisonburg, VA died October 3, 2010. She was born on March 2, 1920 to Byard E. and Ethel Heatwole Lahman. On October 8, 1940, she married Merle Eugene Martin who preceded her in death October 28, 2001.

She was a member of Bank Mennonite Church. She loved children and taught children's classes at Gospel Hill Mennonite Church, Weavers Mennonite Church.

Survived by three daughters: Eleanor Isner and husband Ken of Harrisonburg, VA; Charlene Duncan and husband James, Asheville, NC; Dorothy Swartzendruber and husband Dennis, Pigeon, MI; six grandchildren, Kendra Isner, Cheryl (Brendan) Hynes, Melinda Swartzendruber, Kari (Matt) Keefer, Greg (Carin) Duncan, Tama (Tim) Shoemaker, and six great grandchildren. Her sisters, Doris Yoder, Shipshewana, IN and Mary Ethel (Milton) Heatwole, Harrisonburg, VA and sister-in-law, Evelyn Lahman, Elkton, VA; plus numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Merle, and a brother Harold H. Lahman.

A celebration of life service was October 9, 2010 at Bank Mennonite Church Dayton, VA conducted by Nathan Horst, James Goering, and John Hartzler. Burial will follow at Weavers Mennonite Cemetery Harrisonburg, VA
Source: McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Nevin N.
, age 1 year 11 mos., of Ephrata, entered into rest at his late residence, on Monday, July 5, 2010, following a lengthy illness. He was born in West Earl Twp., Pa., a son of Mahlon Z. and Arlene B. Nolt Martin.

Surviving besides his parents are 2 brothers, Luke Ray and Lawrence N. Martin, and a sister, Marilyn N. Martin, all at home; paternal grandfather, Aaron I. Martin of Ephrata; maternal grandmother, Etta Nolt of Shippensburg; and maternal greatgrandfather, Paul Burkholder of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Marcus N. and Calvin N. Martin, and a sister, Mary Jane Martin.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM Wednesday, July 7th, from his late residence, 307 Good's Road, Ephrata, Pa., where funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM on Thursday, July 8th, with further services at 9:30 AM at the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church, West Earl Twp., with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/6/2010
Lancaster Co., PA
From: Robert Fish



Martin, Onias B.
, 89, of Woolwich Township, Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada died September 9, 2010 at St. Jacobs, Ontario from an age related illness.  

He was born February 4, 1921 at Elmira, Ontario to Amos B. and Elvina (Bauman) Martin.  

On December 17, 1952 he was married to Minerva Hoffman (Bauman, Scheifele), who was born March 9, 1917 and died November 20, 1998.

Surviving are step-children: Gordon (Gunhild) Scheifele, Willard (Connie) Scheifele, Nelson (Joy) Scheifele, and Pearl (Bruce) Jutzi, 11 grandchildren,  11 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild and three sisters, Aleda (Howard) Reist, Ermina (deceased husband Harvey) Martin, and Perceda  (deceased husband Cecil) Musselman.

Two sisters, Adeline Bauman, and Malinda Martin, and a brother, Cleason Martin preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 12, 2010 at Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges, Ontario.

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



Martin, Paul G.
, 78, of Fellowship Manor, South Whitehall Twp., formerly of Plainfield Twp., passed away, Tuesday, August 3, 2010, at Fellowship Manor.

Born in Terre Hill, PA, May 16, 1932, he was the son of the late Noah and Tillie (Gehman) Martin.

Prior to retiring, Paul was a self-employed barn painting contractor, owning and operating, Paul G. Martin Painting, Plainfield Twp.

He was a member of Grace Bible Fellowship Church, Nazareth and was a founding member of Bender's Mennonite Church, Plainfield Twp.

He was the husband of Kathy G. Martin of South Whitehall Twp. and was preceded in death by his first wife, R. Elthea (Landis) Martin, who died December 8, 1992.

In addition to his wife Kathy, he is survived by four children, Paula R. Parsons and her husband Kyle of Somersworth, NH, James R. Martin and his wife Lori of Topton, Jeffrey L. Martin and his wife April of Plainfield Twp., and Edna I. Reuss and her husband Robert of Tatamy; eight grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; four brothers, Lester, Erwin, Marvin and Alvin Martin; and a sister, Kathryan Horning, all in the Lancaster area.

In addition to his first wife Elthea, two brothers, Chester and Leon Martin, all died earlier.

Funeral services will be held Friday, August 6, 2010, at 11:00 AM at Grace Bible Fellowship Church, 100 East Beil Ave., Nazareth, PA. There will be viewing hours, Thursday from 5 to 7 PM and Friday one hour prior to services, all at the church. Interment will be in Bender's Mennonite Church Cemetery, Plainfield Township. The Guerro & Ruggiero Funeral Home, Pen Argyl is in charge of arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be offered in Paul's name to the Alzheimer's Association, Delaware Valley Chapter, 399 Market Street, Suite 102, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/4/2010
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler



Martin, Pauline Smoker
, 89, of  Lititz, PA died August 17, 2010.  Born in Christiana, PA to Elam and Elizabeth Mast Smoker. She was the wife of the late J. Paul Martin.

Survived by three children: Gary, husband of Patricia Miller of Pleasant Hill, CA, Judy, wife of Aldus King of Gap, PA and Linda, wife of Douglas Funk of Columbia, PA eight grandchildren, five great grandchildren, five sisters: Irene, wife of Amos Martin of Gordonville, PA; Naomi wife of Harold Byers of Strasburg, PA; Erma, wife of David Clemens of Milllersburg, OH, Louise, wife of Paul Miller of Paradise, PA and Jeanette, wife of Kenneth Eby of Akron, PA.  

Two brothers preceded her in death: Arthur, husband of the late Dorothy Mahlon Smoker and Elvin, husband of Ann Buckwalter Smoker of Lancaster, PA.  

A memorial service was August 23, 2010 at the West Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes, Lititiz, PA. The interment was private prior to the memorial service in the Ridgeview Mennonite Cemetery, Gordonville, PA.

Source: Obit files of Shivery Funeral Home, INC .
of Paradise & Christina, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Phebe G. Burkholder


LEBANON - Phebe G. Martin passed away at the Good Samaritan Hospital on Thursday, November 25, 2010. A beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and friend, she will be greatly missed. Born in Ephrata, on November 14, 1951, she was the daughter of the late Levi H. and Anna W. Burkholder. Mrs. Martin was a volunteer for Jubilee Ministries, Friendship Circle Committee, and New Song Ladies Ministries. She was a member of Womelsdorf Mennonite Church and taught Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband, E. Cleason Martin; sons and their wives, Roger and Treena, Anthony and Michelle, and Trulan and Darlene; and 14 grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters, Mildred, wife of Harry Diffenbach, Margaret, wife of Rufus Horst, Martha, wife of Ronald Putt, Esther, wife of Isaac Rissler, Grace, wife of Dennis Bennetch, Fay, wife of Daniel Renno, Nancy, wife of Clarence Burkholder, Priscilla, wife of Mervin Kreider, Eunice, widow of Lloyd Horst, and Miriam, wife of Mark Witmer; and brothers, James, Noah, Christian, and Moses.

She was preceded in death by three infant siblings.

Family and friends are invited to viewing services at the Fairview Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, 17042 on Sunday, November 28, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church, 430 E Lincoln Ave., Myerstown 17067 on Monday at 10 a.m.

There will be a viewing form 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment
will be at Womelsdorf Mennonite Church. Contributions may be made in Phebe's memory to Jubilee Ministries, 235 S. 12th St., Lebanon, PA, 17042-6614. The Rohland Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 11/27/2010
Lebanon,  PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Martin, Phebe G. Burkholder, 60, died November 25, 2010 at the Good Samaritan Hospital Lebanon, PA. Born November 14, 1951 in Ephrata, PA to Levi H. and Anna W. Burkholder. Her husband E. Cleason Martin, survivies. Mrs. Martin was a volunteer for Jubilee Ministries, Friendship Circle Committee, New song Ladies Ministries. She was a member of Womelsdorf Mennonite Church and taught Sunday school.

She is survived by her husband E. Cleason Martin, Sons and their wives Roger and Treena, Anthony and Michelle, and Trulan and Darlene, and fourteen grandchildren. She is also survived by sisters Mildred, wife of Harry Diffenbach; Margaret, wife of Rufus Horst; Martha, wife of Ronald Putt; Esther, wife of Isaac Rissler; Grace, wife of Dennis Bennetch; Fay, wife of Daniel Renno; Nancy, wife of Clarence Burkholder; Priscilla, wife of Mervin Kreider; Eunice, widow of Lloyd Horst, Miriam; wife of Mark Witmer; and brothers James, Noah, Christian, and Moses.

She is preceded in death by three infant siblings.

Funeral service was   November 29, 2010 at New Beginnings Grace Brethern Church, Myerstown, PA. Interment was at Womelsdorf Mennonite Cemetery.

Source The Rohland Funeral Home Inc.Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Martin, Ronald K.
, 44, formerly of Fredericksburg, PA died July 1, 2010 in Honduras, a missionary.  He died unexpectedly as a result of a vehicle accident.

He was born on March 22, 1966, to Kenneth and Rhoda (Kauffman) Martin of Myerstown, PA. He was the husband of Maryann (Freed) Martin. They were married on November 26, 1988. He was a member of the Elm Street Mennonite Church, Lebanon, PA and was ordained to the ministry in 1996 for the Elm Street congregation. In 2008, he was commissioned to the mission in Honduras. While in PA, he taught school at the Myerstown Mennonite School and the Cedar Run Mennonite School.   

Survived by his wife and parents, his four sons, James, Kevin, Norman and Myron, and two daughters, Karla and Rhonda, all at home; brothers, Lamar married to Sharon (Hofer) Martin and Vernon married to Angie (Gingrich) Martin, both of Lebanon, PA; sisters, Marilyn married to Merle Ebersol of Bethel, PA and Loretta married to Dan Martin of Burns Lake, British Columbia; Grandparents, Ivan Sr. and Esther Martin of Myerstown, PA.

A funeral service was July 10, 2010 at Swatara Mennonite Church with interment in the Swatara Mennonite cemetery, Myerstown, PA.   
Source: LOL July 8, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
and Robert Fish



Martin, Ruth Z. Hurst
, 64, of 1945 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, died Wednesday, June 23, 2010 in her residence. She was the wife of Lloyd M. Martin. Ruth was born in Lancaster, PA on September 1, 1945 and was the daughter of Noah B. and Mabel H. Zimmerman Hurst. She was a member of Mt. View Mennonite Church, Lebanon.

In addition to her husband and parents she is survived by her children: Lester H. Martin and wife Emmaline (Martin) Martin, Shippensburg; Esther H. wife of Irvin Ray Zimmerman, Carlisle; Ruth H. wife of James W. Oberholtzer, Richland; Earl H. Martin and wife Nora (Zimmerman) Martin, Lebanon; 26 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; brothers and sisters: Mary wife of Willis Wenger, Womelsdorf; Miriam wife of Leroy Martin, Lebanon; Noah husband of Mildred (Zimmerman), Lititz; Irene wife of Irvin High, Myerstown; Elvin husband of Carol (Haller), Lititz.

Funeral service will be held on Monday at 9:30 AM in the Mt. View Mennonite Church, S. Butler Rd., Lebanon. Interment will be made in the adjoining cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4:00 PM and 6 to 8:00 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, Jackson Road, Lebanon.

Please omit flowers. Clauser Funeral Home Inc., Schaefferstown is handling the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/25/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Susan G. Wise
, 90, of Myerstown, passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2010, at the West Willow Rest Home, Willow Street. She was the wife of the late Lloyd M. Martin.

Born in Lancaster Co., on October 14, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Aaron and Hannah Good Wise. She was a member of the Texter Mt. Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her sons, Glenn husband of Erma Martin, Willis husband of Mary Jane Martin and Leon Martin, all of Myerstown, Lewis husband of Mabel Martin of Lebanon, Mahlon husband of Ruth Anne Martin of Cambridge Springs, Lloyd husband of Lorene Martin of Columbiana, OH, Dennis husband of Ruth Martin of Woodsboro, MD and Dale husband of Erma Martin of Greencastle; daughters, Helen wife of Irvin Gehman of Myerstown, Alma wife of Earl Weaver of Lebanon, Rhoda wife of David Weaver of Anna, IL and Twila Martin of Myerstown; brothers, Aaron Wise of Lebanon, Luke Wise of Myerstown and Alvin Wise of East Earl; sisters, Verna wife of Paul Hoover of Lebanon, Hannah wife of the late Wayne Martin of Ephrata, Anna wife of Eli Horst of Bareville, Ruth wife of Ammon Zimmerman of Hinkletown and Laura wife of Lewis Horst of Lebanon; 64 grandchildren and 110 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, one sister, two brothers and two great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Richland Mennonite Church, 399 N. Race St., Richland. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the church. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/6/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Walter H.


WAKARUSA -- Walter H. Martin, 72, Wakarusa, died at 10:49 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, 2010, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born May 31, 1938, in Elkhart County. He married Erma Martin on Nov. 20, 1958, in Goshen. She survives.

Surviving along with his wife are sons Larry and William, both of Sheridan, Mich., Glenn and Raymond, both of Goshen, and Arthur of Wakarusa; daughters Marlene Zimmerman, Margaret Shirk and Ruth Martin, all of Goshen, and Mary Ellen Zimmerman of Wakarusa; daughter-in-law Anna Kilmer of Elkhart; 63 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law Lucy Martin of Goshen.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Martins' home.

The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church. The Home Ministry will officiate.

Arrangements with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
10/31/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Warren Ramer


Warren Ramer Martin, 78, of Leola, entered into rest at Lancaster General Hospital on Tuesday, December 7, 2010.

He was born in Goshen, IN, a son of the late Elias E. and Amanda Ramer Martin. He was the husband of Emma Nolt Martin, to whom he was married for 54 years.

Warren was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. He was a retired farmer in 1998, and currently worked for Stoltzfus Wood Works, Leola.

Surviving in addition to his wife are his 4 sons, Aaron, husband of Lena Reiff Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Lawrence, husband of Doris Sauder Martin of Bowmansville, Warren, husband of Nerma Leinbach Martin of Leola, Elvin, husband of Anita Musser Martin of East Earl; 9 daughters, Lucy, wife of Paul Weaver of Lewisburg, Catherine, wife of Edwin Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Anna, wife of Leon Zimmerman of Leola, Eva, wife of Ervin Martin of East Earl, Ruth, wife of Leon Horst of Thorp, WI, Ella, wife of S. Lloyd Zimmerman of Leola, Emma, wife of Glenn Zimmerman of New Holland, Elaine, wife of Lloyd Nolt of Charles City, IA, Vera, wife of Leon Burkholder of Greenwich, OH; 96 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Paul, husband of Francis Nolt Martin, and Earl R. Martin, both of Churchtown; and a sister, Susie, wife of Daniel Weaver of Goshen, IN.

He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 7 sisters, Florence R. Martin Shirk, Anna R. Martin Martin, William R. Martin, Martha R. Martin Ramer, Phares R. Martin, Clara R. Martin Martin, Lydia Ann Martin Martin, Mart R. Martin, Annetta R. Martin Weaver, Wayne R. Martin, Elsie R. Martin, and one infant grandson, Joshua.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, Friday, December 10, at the Warren M. Martin, Jr. residence, 151 Peace Rd., Leola. Funeral services will be held at 9 AM, from the Warren M. Martin, Jr. residence with further services at 9:30 AM, on Saturday, at the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

LancasterOnLine, Lancaster, PA
Dec. 10, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Wayne Daniel
, 96 died November 28, 2010 at the Souderton Mennonite Home. He was born in Smithville, Wayne Co., OH on April 4, 1914. When he was five years old, his father died and his Mother and Sister moved to Eastern Pennsylvania to be with family. All through his adult years, he directed Choruses and sang tenor in Choral groups. The last chorus that he directed was the SAC in Telford, PA which was in the 1980's. Over the years, he sang with the Zion Choral Society.

Wayne is survived by his children: Beryl Martin, Georgetown, Delaware; MaryAnn Kinney, Telford, Pa; Floyd Martin, New Brunswick, Canada; and Carolyn Cardin, Elkton, Virginia.

Funeral services was December 4, 2010 at the Souderton Mennonite Home Chapel. Burial was in the Perkasie Mennonite Cemetary.

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



Martin-Denlinger, Martha Ellen Horst
, 87, formerly of Mercersburg, PA died Feb 26, 2010 at Manor Care in Chambersburg, PA. She was born February 20, 1923 in Greene Township, Chambersburg, PA to Samuel and Martha (Martin) Horst. She was 1st married  Nov. 6 1945 to Glenn I. Martin of Reid, Md. He preceded her in death in March 1995. On Aug 7, 1999 she 2nd  married Roy D. Denlinger of Chambersburg, PA. He preceded her in death in Oct. 2003.

Martha was a member of Mercersburg Mennonite Church. Mercersburg, PA.

Survived by their nine children: Hannah (Mrs. Theodore) Mast of Bladensburg, MD; Titus and his wife Linda (Lehman) of Fayetteville, PA; Glenn and his wife Debra (Dietle), Marcus and his wife Loretta (Snider), Chester and his wife Jane (Lehman) all of Mercersburg, PA; Julia (Mrs. Lynn) Wiebe of Glendale, AZ., Sylvia (Mrs. Paul) Hykes, of Chambersburg, PA; Mariann Martin of Mercersburg, PA and Patricia (Mrs. Larry) Hege of Greencastle, PA; 20 grandchildren, and 5 great- grandchildren. Two infant great-grandchildren had preceded her in death. Also, She is survived by seven step-children: Geraldine (Mrs. Christian) Frey, Marlin (husband of Lois Meyers), Janice (Mrs. Dennis) Bricker, Karen (Mrs. Wayne) Lehman, all of Chambersburg, PA; Suetta (Mrs. Nevin) Grove of Greencastle, PA; Darlene (Mrs. Nelson) Meyers of Mercersburg, PA and Ronald (husband of Ruby Showalter) of Maugansville, MD; 29 step-grandchildren and 17 step-great grandchildren.
 
Also surviving are one sister Lina Horst of Hagerstown, MD and one brother Samuel Horst of Greencastle, PA.

Also, preceding her in death were one brother Michael Horst and 4 sisters Fannie Martin, Lydia Wadel, Elizabeth Shantz, and Mary Eshleman.

Funeral service was March 4, 2010 at the Mercersburg Mennonite Church with Revs. Allen Eshleman and Lloyd Gingrich officiating. Burial will be in the Mercersburg Mennonite Cemetery. 
Source: The Public Opinion,
Chambersburg, PA Feb. 28, 2010

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

 

Mast, Anna Kline
, 88, of Millersburg, OH died May 26, 2010. She was born September 24, 1921 to Daniel and Sarah (Schlabach) Kline of Berlin. On February 27, 1947 she was married to Roy A. Mast, who survives. Anna was a member of Bethel Fellowship Church of Berlin [A Beachy Amish Mennonite Church].

Survived by her husband Roy and two sons:  Allan (Mary) Mast and Jerry (Mary Ellen) Mast. both of Berlin, OH; one daughter, Barbara (Ernest) Buller of Berlin, OH; one brother, Edward Kline and one sister, Mattie Yoder both of Millersburg, OH; and nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by two brothers, Levi Kline and Alvin Kline of Millersburg; one sister, Amanda Schlabach of Guthrie, KY, and one great-granddaughter, Mercy Hallman.

Services were held on May 29, 2010. at Bethel Fellowship Church with Pastor Bill Mullet officiating. Burial followed in the Bethel cemetery, Berlin, OH.

Source: The Budget Sugarcreek, OH   
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
  

Mast, Celesta Lambright


June 15, 1918-Sept. 25, 2010

KALONA, Iowa - Celesta Mast, 92, died Saturday at the home of her daughter, Fannie Miller.

She married Jacob M. Mast Dec. 21, 1939 in Topeka, Ind. He died in 2005.

She is survived by two daughters, Viola (Daryl) Slabaugh, Iowa City, and Fannie (Ronnie) Miller, Kalona.

Visitation will be from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Fairview Mennonite Church in rural Kalona.

A funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church.

Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery.
The Goshen News, Goshen, IN
9/26/2010
Submitted by: Thelma L. Martin

Posting note* Maiden name was Lambright



Mast, Eli J.
, 94, of Millersburg, OH died December 7, 2010 at Majora Lane. He was born near Mount Hope, OH on September 12, 1916 to Jacob and Lizzie (Miller) Mast. He married Malinda Miller on August 25, 1940.  She died September 7, 2004.

Survived by his children, Edna Mast of Benton, OH; Effie (Joe) Weirich of Summersville, MO, Esther (Richard) Beachy of Arthur, IL, Paul (Luella) Mast and Martha (Hank) Schlabach, both of Millersburg, OH; sixteen grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren; a sister, Lizzie Ann (Raymond) Weaver of Bunker Hill, OH; two brothers, Jacob Mast of Berlin, OH and Dan Mast of Florida.

He was preceded in death by his wife Malinda three grandchildren; one great grandchild; eight brothers and five sisters. Funeral services were December 10, 2010 at the Gospel Haven Mennonite Church in Benton, OH with Levi Miller, Abe L. Miller and Joseph Weirich officiating. Burial followed in the Zion Cemetery in Benton, OH.

Source; the Budget Sugarcreek, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

 

Mast, Frieda Mae Miller

 
LaGRANGE -- Frieda Mae Mast, 58, of LaGrange, died unexpectedly Saturday (Jan. 23, 2010) in her home.

She was born Jan. 17, 1952, in Shipshewana to Harley and Wilma (Bontrager) Miller. She married Henry S. Mast on May 30, 1974, in LaGrange County.

He and her father survive along with four daughters, Loretta (Samuel) Schrock of Topeka, Sara Sue (Elmer) Beechy, Arlene (Orva) Eash and Leona Mae Mast, all of LaGrange; five sons, Ernest (Leona) Mast of Shipshewana, Norman (Nettie) Mast of Wolcottville, Dennis (Dora) Mast, Leland (Norma) Mast and Calvin (Fannie) Mast, all of LaGrange; one sister, Esther Miller of Shipshewana; three brothers, Nelson (Ruth) Miller of Shipshewana, Jerry (Dorothy) Miller of Middlebury and Marvin Miller; and 28 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and two brothers, Wilbur and David Miller.

Mrs. Mast was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Sunday and all day Monday at the family residence, 2385 W - 300 S.

The service will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the family residence with Bishop Alvin Mishler and home ministers officiating.

Burial will take place in Miller Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by the Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
1/24/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 

Mast, Gerald "Gary"
67 of Benton, OH died December 8, 2010, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, OH. He was born March 18, 1943 in Holmes Co., OH to Gerald O. and Frances (Miller) Mast. On August 10, 1968 he married Nila Miller and she survives. He was a member of Martin's Creek Mennonite Church.

Survived by his wife Nila and two children and their spouses, Stacey and J.J. Egli of Topeka, Ind., and Christopher and Brandi Mast of Burmingham. Ala.; six grandchildren, Blake, Gramm and Hunter Egli and Lucas, Lana and Garrett Mast; mother, Frances Mast of Walnut Creek, OH; a brother, Murray Mast of Canton, OH; and two sisters, Ann McGowan of Calf. and Teresa Davis of Colo.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gerald; son, Rick; and brother, Jeff.

Funeral service was December 11, 2010 at Martin's Creek Mennonite Church with pastor Carl Wiebe officiating. Private burial followed at Martin's Creek Mennonite Cemetery. Millersburg, OH.

Source; the Budget Sugarcreek, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Mast, Gerald Dwaine, 67, of Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH died December 8, 2010 at the same place after a sudden illness.  He was born March 18, 1943 in Holmes County, Ohio to Gerald O. and Frances Mast. On August 10, 1968 he was married to Nila Miller, who was born May 21, 1940 and survives.

Surviving are his wife, his mother, a daughter, Stacey and J.J. Egli, Topeka, Indiana; a son, Christopher and Brandi Mast, Birmingham, Alabama; 6 grandchildren; a brother, Murray Mast of Canton [OH]; and sisters, Ann McGowan of California; and Teresa Davis of Colorado.

His father, a son, Rick Mast, and a brother, Jeff Mast preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held December 11, 2010 at Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Tess Arnold, Millersburg, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mast, Omar
, 84, of Middlebury, IN (formerly of Sarasota, FL) died July 19, 2010 at Goshen General Hospital. He was born June 26, 1926 in Kosciusko Co., IN. to Uriah and Lizzie (Slabaugh) Mast. On December 20, 1945, he married Ida Mae Slabach, she died July 24, 2001. On September 28, 2002 he married Wilma (Miller) Hostetler, she survives. A member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL.

Survived by his wife, Wilma Mast and  three daughters, Shirley (Ernie) Kauffman of Sarasota, FL, Joyce (Mark)  Reall of Sarasota, FL, Mary Jolene (Mark) Becker of Sarasota, FL;  two step daughters, Loretta (Ephraim) Martin of Middlebury, IN; Shirley Hostetler of Middlebury, IN;  three step sons, Ernie (Linda) Hostetler of Middlebury, IN; Richard (Rose) Hostetler of Nashwauk, MN; Duane (Amber) Hostetler of Franklinton, NC; seven grandchildren, 23 step grand children, ten great grandchildren, 25 step great grandchildren;  three sisters, Buelah (Elva) Beechy of Millersburg, IN; Nancy (Harvey) Chupp of Eden, MN; Lizzie (Marvin)  Miller of Nappanee, IN;  six brothers, Otis (Anna Mae) Mast of Macon, MS, Joe (Josephine) Mast of Goshen, IN; Elmer (Marie)  Mast of Macon, MS; Robert Mast of Carmen, OK; Wilbur (Judy) Mast of Etna Green, Jr. Mast of Nappanee, IN.

He was preceded in death by stillborn son, Steven Ray and daughter Etta Fern Mast, both parents, brothers Glen, Roman, William and Samuel Mast.

An Indiana Funeral service was July 21, 2010 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN conducted by Rev. Jeff Mumaw. A Florida Funeral service was July 23, 2010 at Bethel Community Church, Sarasota, FL. Burial will be in Palms Memorial Park Gardens, Sarasota, FL.

Source: Obit files of
Miller-Stewart Funeal Home, Millerbury, IN

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Mayers, Callie Katherine Blasengame
, 64, of Wilmar, Drew Co., Ark. died July 3, 2010 at the same place.

She was born July 23, 1945 at Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., Ark. to Obie Clifton and Freddie Mae (McCool) Blasengame. Obie was born February 19, 1894 and died September 12, 1954. Freddie Mae was born June 24, 1920 and died December 30, 2009.

In 1965 at Pine Bluff she was married to Ray Donald Mayers.

Surviving are two daughters, Lisa Freeman and Amy (Bill) Evans, four grandchildren, two brothers, James "Jimmy" (Jo) Blasengame, and Marshall Blasengame, and a sister, Wanda (Paul) Jones.

She was a registered nurse for 32 years. Member of Lions Club. Member of Town and Country Quilters.

Memorial services were held July 5, 2010 at Griffin Funeral Chapel, Star City, Lincoln Co., Ark. with Bro. Bud Calhoun officiating and burial in Drake Cemetery, Star City, Ark.

Submitted by: Peggy J. Reichard, Mountville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



McConnell. Frederick W., Jr. (Dr.)
, 89, of Woxall, Montgomery Co., PA died July 7, 27, 2010 at the same place.  He was born January 10, 1921 at Alliance, Ohio to Rev. Frederick W. and Laura (Sargent) McConnell, Sr.  On June 27, 1970 he was married to Josephine Fackenthal, who was born February 21, 1934 and survives.

Fred, PhD, was a professor of Philosophy at Moravian College (retired) and a farmer/orchardist growing apple and peaches on his farm in Woxall.

Memorial services were held August 8, 2010 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in Tabor United Methodist Cemetery, Woxall, PA.

Submitted by: Brad Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Meck, Blanche Snavely
, 98, formerly of Strasburg Twp, died April 22, 2010 at Landis Homes Lititz, PA. She was born in Strasburg Twp, Lancaster Co., PA to   Amos and Lizzie (Herr) Snavely. She was the wife of the late Paul S. Meck, who died in April 2002.

She was a lifetime member of Strasburg Mennonite Church. Blanche volunteered with Mennonite Central Committee and at Landis Homes.

Survived by four sons: P. Melvin married to Betty (Neff) Meck of Lititz, PA; Raymond S. married to Jean (Keller) Meck of Leola, PA; Kenneth S. married to Esther (Zimmerman) Meck of Willow Street,PA and Robert S. married to Rose (Widders) Meck of Strasburg, PA, 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grand children.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Crystal Meck Evans, two brothers and three sisters. A Mermorial Service was April 25, 2010 at the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes with Pastor John Meck and Chaplain Don Good officiating. Interment was private in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery, Strasburg, PA.

Source: LOL April 23, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Metzger, John M.
, 77, of Kitchener, Ontario, Canada died November 22, 2010 at the same place.  He was born February 13, 1933 at Heidelberg, ON to George and Nancy Metzger.  On June 5, 1954 at St. Jacobs, ON he was married to Doris Bast, who was born June 5, 1934 and survives.

Surviving are children, Larry (Beth) Metzger, Elaine (Leo) Mortensen, Anita Bast (Ikenna Uche), and Julie (Parry) Herteis, 7 grandchildren, and siblings, Vernon Metzger, Vera (Nelson) Martin, Emanuel (Mary) Metzger, Rebecca Cressman, Erma (Ken) Baker, Marie (Ernie) Fretz, Ernie (Helen) Metzger, and Marlene (Murray) Baker.

A brother, Stanley Metzger preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 24, 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



Metzler, Elam B.
, 89, of Middleburg, PA formerly of Lititz, PA, died May 9, 2010 at his residence. He was the husband of the late Anna Mary (Martin) Metzler.

Survived by three sons: Glenn Metzler of Farmingdale, Maine, Donald Metzler of Allenwood, PA, and Dale Metzler of Lewisburg, PA; five daughters: Twila Gehman of Middleburg, PA; Reba Yoder of Watsontown, PA; Rachel Bicher of Pine Grove, PA; Jewel Zook of Kemp, Texas, and Crystal Zook of Middleburg, PA; 48 grandchildren and 29 great grand children.

Funeral service was May 15, 2010 from Hartleton Mennonite Church, Officiating will be Bishop Alvin Snyder and Ministers Daniel Herr, Darvin Martin, and Leon Martin. Burial was in the Hartleton Mennonite cemetery, Millmont, PA.   
Source: Lancaster On Line May 11, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Metzler, Hazel Elizabeth Bennett Baer


AUG. 29, 1916-DEC. 17, 2010

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Hazel Elizabeth Bennett Baer Metzler died Dec. 17, 2010 in her 95th year at Menno Haven Retirement Community in Chambersburg, Pa., where she had been a resident for 5 1/2 years.

She was born Aug. 29, 1916 in Cumberland, Md., the second child of Frank and Theoda Mae Collins Bennett.

She was married to Amos Charles Baer on April 10, 1939 in Cumberland, where they lived for several years before moving to  Maugansville/Hagerstown, Md.

Hazel and Amos were parents of five children, all of whom survive: Bonnie (and Gordon) Zook, Harrisonburg, Va., Bill (and Nancy) Baer, Waynesboro Pa., Linda (and Gary) Nelson, Leesburg, Va., Larry Baer, Edgewater, Md., and Franklin (and Retha) Baer, Harrisonburg. Amos died in a vehicle accident near Hagerstown on June 24, 1976.

Hazel married Isaac John Metzler on May 6, 1978, and they lived in Plant City, Fla., Cumberland and Harrisonburg, where Ike died on Sept. 23, 2001. Hazel moved to Chambersburg in 2005.

Two stepsons survive, John (and Mary Ann Metzler, MonteVallo, Ala. and Dennis (and Kathy) Metzler, Winter Haven, Fla.

Hazel was preceded in death by a great-grandson, and two brothers and two sisters, Ernest Bennett, Elkhart, Ind., Theresa Miller, Goshen, Ind., Lorraine Metzler, Plant City and Frank Bennett Jr., Cumberland. She is survived by 13 grandchildren, Betsey Zook, Matthew Zook, Laurie Bender, Mindy Warren, Chris Baer, Jannon Baer, Stephanie Nelson, Steven Nelson, Joshua Baer, Jennifer Webb, Julia Baer, Christina Sinquefield, Stacey Metzler; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Hazel attended two years of Junior College at Eastern Mennonite College from 1934-36. She was a member of Pinto Mennonite Church, Cumberland and North Side Mennonite Church, Hagerstown. She was a children's Sunday school teacher for many years.

A creative homemaker and hostess, Hazel took great satisfaction in the restoration of Paradise Manor, Amos' ancestral home near Hagerstown. With her son, Franklin, she published a lifetime collection of poetry, memories and essays in 2009, entitled, "Creative Reflections of a Young Woman." She was cherished by many as a wise and caring friend.

The family will receive friends at Minnich Funeral Home, 415 E. Wilson Blvd., Hagerstown Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m.

There will be a private burial Wednesday morning at Stoufferstown Cemetery in Chambersburg.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 21, at 1 p.m. in the chapel at Menno Haven Retirement Village, 2075 Scotland Ave., Chambersburg. The Rev. Gordon Zook will officiate.

Online condolences are accepted at www.minnichfh.com.

Herald-Mail.com
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Meyers, Anna Meyers
, 95, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Dublin, PA died March 21, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was born in Bedminster Twp, Bucks Co., PA to the late Edwin and Elizabeth (Meyers) Meyers.   

She was a life member of Deep Run Mennonite Church East of Perkasie, PA where she sang in the church choir and in a women's octet. In addition, Anna sang with the Life with God Chorus for a number of years.

Survived by: Harvey E. Meyers (Nephew) & wife, Anna of Sellersville, PA; Grace Anders (Niece) & husband, Marvin of Souderton, PA; Carolyn Baer (Niece) & husband, Adam of Titusville, NJ; Louise "Annie" Musselman (Niece) & husband, Roy of Harleysville, PA; Gerald Meyers (Nephew) of Souderton, PA; Betty Ann Hyde (Niece) & husband, Thomas of Bremerton, WA; Edwin Meyers (Nephew) & wife, Helen of Souderton, PA; 13 Great-nieces and Great-nephews.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers - Abraham M., Christian M. & Willis M. Meyers.   Funeral service was March 27, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery East in Bedminster, PA.
Source:   Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home
& Crematory, Souderton, PA

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Meyers, Martha Hunsberger Godshalk
, 88, of Sarasota, FL died March 2,2010 at the same place.  

She was born January 27, 1922 at Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA to Charles Matthew and Susie (Hunsberger) Godshalk.  Charles was born October 23, 1889 and died April 22, 1986.  Susie was born February 4, 1892 and died May 30, 1978.

On October 24, 1944 she was married to Clarence Meyers, who was born October 2, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are children, Richard (married to Linda Dee), Edward (married to Linda Kae), and Thomas, 7 grandchildren,  1 great-grandchild, and two sisters, Sarah Chittick and Blanche Althouse (spouse-Vernon).

A sister, Esther Mae Godshalk preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2010 at Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Jodi Clark, Doylestown, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Abram J. "A.J."


GOSHEN -- Abram J. "A.J." Miller passed away after an extended illness on Sunday, June 27, 2010, at 11:52 p.m. at his Goshen home with his family at his side. He was 72.

He was born Feb. 17, 1938, in LaGrange, to Lee J. and Ruth (Troyer) Miller. On Dec. 12, 1996, he married Jacqueline M. "Jackie" Olmstead King in Elkhart. She survives at home.

Also surviving are son Terry L. (Shelly R.) Miller of Goshen; three brothers, David L. (Barbara) Miller of Hendersonville, Tenn., Silas J. (Grace) Miller of Portland, Ore., and John L. (Maxine) Miller of McPherson, Kan.; three sisters, Mary C. Burhenn of Lagrange, Martha E. (Loren) Hartman of Camby, Ore., and Esther L. (Ervin) Miller of Portland, Ore.; and five grandchildren. Additionally, A.J. has three stepsons, one stepdaughter, 15 stepgrandchildren and five stepgreat-grandchildren, all of whom live in the Michiana area.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dorcas Eash, brother Jim Miller and son Rick A. Miller.

A.J. founded A.J. Floor Covering of Elkhart in the late 1960s and continued to remain active in the business for moore than 40 years until just weeks before his passing. He was also a member of New Life Christian Center in Bristol, where he sat on the Elders' Board. He cherished the time he spent working with people on behalf of the church and was looked upon as a spiritual counselor. He was an avid golfer, fisherman and fan of the Chicago White Sox and, of course, Da Bears.

Friends and family may gather for a celebration of A.J.'s life on Wednesday, (June 30, 2010) from 2 to 8 p.m. at New Life Christian Center, 15685 S.R. 120, Bristol, IN 46507. Funeral services will be Thursday (July 1, 2010) at 11 a.m. at the Christian Center with visitation one hour prior. Pastor Dwight Gosser of New Life Christian Center, a close, personal friend of A.J.'s, will officiate. Burial will follow services at Little Pine Cemetery in Goshen.

Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St., Elkhart, has been assisting the family with arrangements.

At the request of A.J.'s family, memorials may be given to his wife Jackie in care of the A.J. Miller Memorial Fund.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 29, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Abram L. "Abie"
72, of Manheim, PA died May 18, 2010. Born in Lancaster, PA to Abram and Emma E. Landis Miller. He was the husband of Elsie Shearer Miller who died in 2003; and his first wife Esther Peters Miller who died in 1997.

He was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church. Abie volunteered many hours for Brethren Village, Lancaster, for the Mennonite Central Committee. He had a passion for traveling, and throughout his life he traveled to all fifty states of the nation, and most of the provinces of Canada.

Surviving is a daughter, Joyce E. wife of Kirk D. Shenberger of Spring Hill Acres, Lebanon Co., PA, two brothers: Landis L. husband of Vera Miller of Manheim, PA; James L. husband of Grace Miller of New Oxford, PA and a sister, Lois wife of Menno Rissler of Latham, MO.

Preceding him in death his two wives Esther and Elsie, a son, Glenn E. Miller and a brother, Lester Miller.

Memorial service was May 22, 2010 at the Manheim Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA on Saturday, at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in East Fairview Brethren Cemetery, Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.
Source: LOL May 20, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Miller, Alpha B. Yoder
, 98, of Goshen, IN died May 25, 2010 at the same place.  She was born September 22, 1911 at Shipshewana, IN to Mose and Mary (Troyer) Yoder.  

On September 23, 1934 at Middlebury, IN she was married to Roy R. Birkey, who was born April 15, 1910 and died September 18, 1936. She then married David M. Miller on October 28, 1937. He died Feb. 27, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Carol (Larry) Beachy, 3 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

A sister, Velma Bender preceded her in death.

Alpha worked as a secretary for Pine Manor, Elkhart Packing, Dr. Dana Troyer, and Goshen College library.

Memorial services were held May 29, 2010 at Gathering Place, Greencroft, Goshen, IN with burial in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Miller, Arthur H.
, 96, of Landisville, Lancaster Co., PA died unexpectedly, July 9, 2010 at the same place.  He was born November 6, 1913 at Landisville to Martin R. and Ella (Herr) Miller.  On June 25, 1938 he was married to Ethel Burkhart, who was born November 11, 1914 and died July 16, 2007. They were married for 69 years.

Surviving are children, Edwin B, married to Mary Landis Miller; Barbara Ann, married to Luke F. Brubaker; Dr. Richard B., married to Fannie Bomberger Miller; J. Martin, married to Ferne Longenecker Miller; and Donald B., married to Marilyn Lehman Miller, 17 grandchildren, and 35 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Marian Jean, wife of the late Raymond Lefever preceded him in death.

Miller founded Miller's Greenhouses, Inc. in Landisville in 1939 and continued to operate the business until 1982 when his sons became partners. He became an ordained minister in 1965 and served Landisville Mennonite until 1985. He was also a charter member and co-founder of Camp Hebron in Halifax, Pa.

Memorial services were held July 17, 2010 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Christy Kauffman, Landisville, PA
and Anna Groff, Pittsburgh PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Atlee, Jr.
, 71, of Hartville, Stark Co., Ohio died unexpectedly at Mercy Medical Center December 18, 2010 in Canton, Stark Co., Ohio.  He was born August 3, 1939 at Hartville, OH.  On October 29, 1960 he was married to Twila Miller.

Surviving are his wife, Twila, with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this past October; children, Tracy (Janet) Miller; Terry (Juanita) Miller; Diana (Paul) Coblentz; Todd (Tina) Miller; and Doris (Matt) Yoder; 12 grandchildren, and his brothers and sisters, Irene Hershberger of Hartville; William (Josephine) Miller of MI; Betty (Joseph) Mast of FL; Mary Alice (Roman) Hostetler of OH; Fannie (Martin) Yoder of TN; Dorothy (Wilmer) Weaver of Hartville; Susan (William) Weaver of TN; Mahlon (Alyce) Miller of Hartville; and Daniel Miller of Hartville.

A brother Wallace Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held December 21, 2010 with Pastor Myron Weaver officiating at Maple Grove Mennonite Church Hartville, Ohio with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Hartville, Ohio.

Submitted by: Cindy Fleming, Hartville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Betty R.
, 63, Berlin, OH died , Feb. 25, 2010, at Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, OH. She was born Aug. 18, 1946, in Millersburg, OH to Roman H. and Elva H. (Raber) Miller.

Betty was a member of Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Surviving are two brothers, Henry R. "Hank" (Lou) Miller of Millersburg, OH and John R. (Sharon) Miller of Florida; a nephew, Kyle (Angie) Miller of Sugarcreek, OH; two nieces, Jonie (Keith) Troyer of Berlin, OH and Jatuania (David) Foster of Florida; four great-nephews; two great-nieces.

Funeral service was February 28, 2010 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with pastors Bob Schloneger and Beau Hummel officiating.

Burial will be at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery, Walnut Creek, OH
Source: The Daily Record, Wooster, OH February 26, 2020
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Miller, Betty R., 63, of Berlin, OH died February 25, 2010 at Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH.  She was born August 18, 1946 at Millersburg, OH to Roman H. and  Elva H. (Raber) Miller.

Surviving are two brothers, Henry R. "Hank" (Lou) Miller and John R. (Sharon) Miller.

Memorial services were held February 28, 2010 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Gloria Mishler, Walnut Creek, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Charity Joy and Lilly Ann
, Infant twins Lily Ann and Charity Joy were born August 17, 2010, in Kalamazoo, MI, to Abraham and Rebecca (Bontrager) Miller of Shipshewana. They went to be with Jesus shortly after birth.

They are survived by a sister, Tressah Faith; a brother, Zechiah Jay; paternal grandparents, Leo and Lorene Miller of Middlebury; and maternal grandparents, Kenneth and Tressie Bontrager of Shipshewana.

Graveside services will be held 4 PM Thursday at the Scott-Seybert Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Published in South Bend Tribune on August 18, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Miller, Dorothy A. Landes
, 77, of Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA died February 7, 2010 at the same place.  She was born November 14, 1932 at Lower Salford,    Montgomery Co., PA to Isaiah and Susan (Alderfer) Landes.  On August 9, 1952 she was married to Willis A. Miller, who was born February 9, 1932 and survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Beverly Birky and husband Ian; and Kathy Detweiler and husband John; 4 grandchildren, and two sisters, Kathryn Kolb and husband Matthew; and Thelma Mack.

A sister, Margaret Rush and a brother, Henry Landes preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 13, 2010 at Salford Mennonite Church Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Brad Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Earl R.


March 22, 1963 - Nov. 1, 2010

NAPPANEE -- Earl R. Miller, 47, of 9612 W. 1050 N., Nappanee, died at 1:41 p.m. Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, in an accident at his home.

He was born March 22, 1963, in Bremen, to Raymond E. and Wilma D. (Yoder) Miller. He is survived by his wife, Viola Mae Miller; sons David of Etna Green, Nathan, Reuben, Jason, Toby, Omar and Luke, all at home; daughters Naomi, Marie, Cora, Esther and Leah Miller, all at home; his mother, Wilma Miller of Nappanee; and brothers Glen, Everet, Lester and Leon Miller, all of Milford, Marlin Miller of Bremen and Edwin Miller of Nappanee; and mother- and father-in-law, Eli and Elizabeth Chupp of Nappanee.

Friends may call all day Wednesday at the family home, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery. Mr. Miller was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/3/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Miller, Edward C.
, 90, of Middlebury, IN died March 21, 2010 in Sarasota, Fla.  He was born April 1, 1919, in LaGrange, to Clemence J. and Anna (Miller) Miller. On Dec. 9, 1943, he married Clara Shrock in Hicksville, Ohio. He was a member of Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN.

Surviving are his wife Clara and daughter Amanda (Arlo) Casselman of Topeka, IN; sons Henry (Martha) Miller, Glenn (Wilma) Miller and Eugene (Tena) Miller, all of Constantine, Mich.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; sister Edna Sampson of Columbia City, IN; and brother John (Lovina) C. Miller of Sturgis, Mich.

He was preceded in death by brothers Menno, Levi, Amos and Ervin Miller and sisters Mattie Miller and Amanda Bontrager.

A service was March 27, 2010 at Griner Mennonite Church. The Rev. John Yoder   officiated. Burial was in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury, IN.
Source: E-Truth.com
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Miller, Eleanor Ruth Glick
, died July 20, 2010 7:36 pm at Goshen General Hospital. She had been born earlier at 6:45 pm.

She is survived by her parents Craig Lyn and Katherine Joy Glick Miller of Goshen, IN; grandparents Bruce and Helen Glick of Millersburg, OH and Reuben and Marilyn Miller of Hartville, Ohio; aunts and uncles Dave and Trina Miller of Apple Creek, Ohio, Chad Miller of Uniontown, Ohio, Kitrenda Miller of North Canton, Ohio, Sondra Miller of Sarasota, Florida, Jonathan and Christa Glick Reuel, and Kimberly Glick, both of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Krista Glick of Goshen, IN.

A memorial service was July 24, 2010, at Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN   Pastor Karl Shell will officiate.
Source: Obit files of Yoder-Culp
Funeral Home, Goshen, IN

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Eugene R.


Eugene R. Miller, 71, of, Charleston passed away at 5:42 p.m. Friday, April 16, 2010, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center, Mattoon.

Funeral services were held yesterday morning (Tuesday) at Central Christian Church in Charleston with Rev. Jack Howard officiating. Burial was in Roselawn Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday evening at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Miller was born July 19, 1938, in Arthur. He was a son of Roman B. and Katie (Otto) Miller. He married Joyce Washburn January 6, 1957, in Mattoon. She passed away December 28, 2006. He later married Reenie Stokes on July 18, 2008, in Charleston. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Brad E. Miller and wife Kim of Toledo; two daughters, Karla J. Waltman and husband Brad of Collierville, Tennessee, and Sandra K. Wheeler and husband Dick of Westfield; two stepchildren, Matthew and wife Crystal Peters of Mattoon and Dr. Amy Flynn and husband Dr. Sean Flynn of Effingham; seven grandchildren, Cami Carver, Aaron, Austin and Chris Miller, Melanie Waltman, Mike Young and wife Natalie and Becky Clement and husband Doug; four great-grandchildren, Madison and Tori Young and Jacob and Nolan Clement; seven step-grandchildren, Zoie Peters, Chelsey Poorman, Cameron Valdez, Cassy Ramey and Bayleigh, Donavon, and Cassidy Flynn, one brother, Wilmer Miller and wife Anna; and six sisters, Delsie Briskey, Fran Gingerich, Mattie Ulrich and husband Earl, Irene Yoars, Katie Elfrink, and Wanda Huckaby and husband Chuck.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Joyce; one brother, Willard two sisters, Wilma and Elnora; and one step-grandson, Connor Flynn.

Mr. Miller was a hearing technician and driver for the Lions of Illinois Foundation. He also served as one of Santa's special helpers.

He was retired from Prudential Insurance Company. While insurance was his business; service was his way of life.

Mr. Miller was a charter member of various organizations, including Central Christian Church where he served as Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school teacher, elder, chairman of the elders, and was on the mission committee.

He was also a charter member of Charleston Lions Club and held many positions for the Lions including District Governor and Foundation Trustee. He was the recipient of the Foundation Fellow award.

Mr. Miller was a charter member of Charleston Booster Club. He coached for the Charleston Little League, and the Babe Ruth League.

He was a referee for basketball games and enjoyed being a part of the Charleston Holiday Tournament. He was also a lifelong Cardinal fan.

He enjoyed making his award-winning cinnamon rolls for the Charleston Lions Club food stand during the Coles County Fair.

Mr. Miller's grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the light of his life.

In lieu of flowers, memorials were made to the Lion of Illinois Foundation.

Arthur Graphic Clarion
April 21, 2010
Submitted by: Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL



Miller, Freeman R.


March 14, 1932 - Sept. 8, 2010

ELKHART -- Freeman R. Miller, 78, of Bristol, died Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born March 14, 1932, in Goshen to Robert W. and Lizzie (Hershberger) Miller. He married Phyllis A. Chupp on Dec. 24, 1955.

Surviving are daughters Cynthia "Cyndi" Miller and Sharon Brown, both of Bristol; foster daughters Rachel Davis of Bristol and Patricia Hostetler of Elkhart; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, foster grandchildren and foster great-grandchildren; sisters Katie Bontrager of Middlebury, Edna and Lydia Ann Miller, both of Goshen, and Wilma Yoder of Missouri; brothers William Miller of Middlebury, Levi and Amos Miller, both of Goshen, and John Miller of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; stepmother Ida Miller; two brothers; and two brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, and at 1 p.m. Saturday before the 2 p.m. funeral service at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Clinton Brick

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



Miller, Gertie L. Miller


GOSHEN -- Gertie L. Miller, 90, Goshen, died Wednesday morning, Sept. 1, 2010, at her home. She had been in failing health, especially the last 10 days.

She was born July 19, 1920, in Goshen to Levi J. and Mary (Schrock) Miller. She married Ammon A. Miller on Dec. 21, 1939, in Elkhart County. He died Nov. 29, 1997.

She is survived by children Mary Etta (Norman) Lee of Goshen, Edith (Eddy) Gault of Reform, Ala., Esther Stauffer (Aaron) Lapp of Kinzers, Pa., Susan Stauffer of Sturgis, Mich., Treva (Steve) Classen of Walnut Hill, Fla., A. Ray (Vonda) Miller of Cannon City, Colo., and Bernice (Aaron) Stoltzfus of Goshen; 40 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; two great-great-granddaughters; and many stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by daughter Leanna Mullet; sisters Ida, Fannie and Mary Ann Miller; brothers Anon L., Solomon, Willis, Elroy, David and Levi Leslie Miller; and sons-in-law Vernon Mullet, Roy Thomas, Roger Stauffer and Charles Stauffer.

A homemaker, Mrs. Miller was a member of Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church and volunteered at World Missionary Press and as a grader for Gospel Echoes Team Prison Ministry.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastor Randall Riegsecker and the Pleasant Grove Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press or Gospel Echoes.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
9/2/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ida M. Yoder


GOSHEN -- Ida M. Miller, 78, died at 4:10 a.m. Saturday (Dec. 4, 2010) at The Maples at Waterford, Goshen.

She was born Jan. 21, 1932, to Edward P. and Gertrude (Stutzman) Yoder in Hutchinson, Kan. On Sept. 20, 1953, she married Vernon A. Miller. He died Feb. 17, 1993.

Surviving are sons Rodney Lee (Susan) Miller of Rochester, N.Y., and Roger Ryan Davis of Casper, Wyo.; daughter Tina Renee Davis of Casper; sister Esther Kauffman of Middlebury; and seven grandchildren.

Ida was a homemaker and a member of Mount Moriah Worship Center, Goshen.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, 2010, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, where the service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, 2010. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery. The Rev. Ron Kennel, retired, will officiate. Memorials may be directed to The American Cancer Society.

Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 8, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Miller, Ira
, 84 of Omaha, Nebraska, died Thursday, October 14, 2010 at Creighton University Medical Center.  He was born February 21, 1926 in rural Hutchinson, KS to William Edward and Emma Nisly Miller. On April 16, 1950, he married Clara Helmuth in rural Hutchinson.

He was a member of Word of Life Mennonite Church, South Hutchinson KA and had been active in Mennonite Disaster Service. He was also a former mayor of Partridge, KS.

Survived by his wife Clara; a son: Howard and his wife Carolyn, of Fishersville, Virginia; three daughters: Doris Stutzman and her husband Gary of Sedgwick, KS, Rita Nisly and her husband Merle of Red Lake, Ontario, Kathleen Yoder and her husband Duane of Hutchinson, KS; a daughter-in-law Carrie Miller of Rio Rancho, NM; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 13 brothers and sisters: Clara Miller, Bill Miller, Paul Miller, Ellen Morehouse, Fred Miller, Daniel Miller, Eli Miller, Katie Miller, Amos Miller, Ida Mae Helmuth, Fern Swartz, Rose Bontrager and Joe Miller.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Duane Miller.

Service was October 18, 2010 at Plainview Mennonite Church, with burial in the Plainview Mennonite Cemetery. Partridge, KS.
Source: Kalona, News Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Jalyn Riley
, 9, of Middlebury, IN, died April 1, 2010, at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MI, as the result of a truck/pedestrian accident.

He was born in Goshen on April 9, 2000, to Nathan T. and Wanda Sue (Miller) Miller of Middlebury, IN.

Survived by his parents; a brother, Bryson Arnell Miller, at home; maternal grandmother, Polly J. Miller of Goshen; and a paternal grandfather, Thomas Miller of Middlebury, IN.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandmother. A Celebration of Life Service was April 5, 2010, at the Griner Mennonite Church. Burial was in Griner Mennonite Cemetery, Middlebury, IN
Source: Oit files of Yoder-Culp
Funeral Home, Goshen, IN

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Miller, John J.
, 67, of Lancaster, PA died August 1, 2010 at the same place from a brain tumor. 

He was born August 24, 1942 at Arthur, IL to Jacob E. and Polly J. (Helmuth) Miller.  Jacob was born December 21, 1903 and died March 14, 1989.  Polly was born December 31, 1904 and died September 19, 1964.

On September 6, 1970 at Camp Hebron, Halifax, PA he was married to Helen L. Kraybill, who was born February 20, 1944 and survives.

Surviving are children, Wendell and Rachel Epp Miller and Frances Miller, and siblings: P. Barbara and Floyd Hershberger; Alma Bontrager; Eli and Mary Sue
Miller; Orie Miller; Henry and Mildred Miller; Chris and Lola Miller; Emery and Mary Alice Miller; Paul and Sherry Miller; Mary Miller; and Lisa Dimondstein.

A brother, Daniel Miller and a sister-in-law, Anna Miller preceded him in death.

John was a singer, actor, and Mennonite educator, teaching music and drama for 36 years.

Memorial services were held August 7, 2010 at Lancaster Mennonite School Fine Arts Center, Lancaster, PA with burial in Bossler Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, PA.

Submitted by: Helen L. Miller, Lancaster PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
Aug. 24, 1942 - Aug. 1, 2010

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Miller, John J.

LANCASTER, Pa. -- John J. Miller, 67, of Lancaster, Pa., died Sunday (Aug. 1, 2010) in his home.

John was the husband of Helen L. (Kraybill) Miller for nearly 40 years. He was the father of two adult children, Wendell Epp (Rachel) Miller of San Antonio, Texas, and Frances Miller of Singers Glen, Va.

The ninth in a family of 11 children, he is survived by Barbara (Floyd) Hershberger of Tucson, Ariz., Alma Bontrager and Eli (Mary Sue) and Orie Miller, all of Goshen, Ind., Henry (Mildred) Miller of Harlan, Ind., Chris (Lola) Miller of Denver, Colo., Emery (Mary Alice) Miller of London, Ohio, Paul (Sherry) Miller of Orrville, Ohio, and Mary Miller of Hyde Park, Vt.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Daniel and sister-in-law Anna Miller.

Born in Arthur, Ill., to Jacob E. and Polly (Helmuth) Miller, he grew up in Goshen and graduated from Bethany Christian High School. He earned a B.A. in music from Eastern Mennonite College and a master's degree from Manhattan School of Music in music education.

A memorial service will be at the Lancaster Mennonite High School Fine Arts Center at 7 p.m. Saturday.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
8/4/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, John Y.
, 86, of Dundee, OH died September 22, 2010 at his residence He was born September 6, 1924 near Mount Hope, OH toYost J. and Susan J. (Weaver) Miller and married Martha Miller on October 9, 1947. She died November 8, 2006. He was a member of the Longenecker Mennonite Church and the former Holmes County Men's Chorus.

Survived by his children, Marilyn (Eddie) Bresson of Candler, FL, Lori (Jim) Budd of Orrville, OH; Irene (Clyde) Troyer of Dundee, OH and Bob (Cheryl) Miller of Dundee, OH; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, three brothers and three sisters.

Funeral service was September 25, 2010 at the Longenecker Mennonite Church with Pastors Dean Miller and Kevin Himes officiating. Burial was in the Longenecker Mennonite Cemetery, Dundee, OH.
Source: Spidell Funeral Home
Mt Eaton & Brewster, OH

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Katie L. Borntrager


Oct. 4, 1918 - Aug. 7, 2010

MIDDLEBURY -- Katie L. (Borntrager) Miller, 91, of Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2010, in Florida.

She was born Oct. 4, 1918, in Kansas, to Levi and Fannie (Stutzman) Borntrager.

On Jan. 19, 1939, she married Emanuel B. Miller. He died Dec. 29, 1979.

On June 9, 1984, she married Amos J. Miller. He died April 4, 1987.

Survivors include a daughter, Fannie (Homer) Lanbright; two sons, Melvin Miller and Joseph (Tami) Miller; 10 grandchildren, Ruby Miller, Wayne Lambright, Tracy Miller, Daryl Miller, Sheila Mullet, Crystal Troyer, Eric Miller, Cora Rheinheimer, Brenda Meeks and Erin Clewell; three sisters, Mattie Borntrager, Lizzie Beachy and Fannie Detweiler; and three brothers, Jonas Borntrager, Levi Borntrager Jr. and Sam Borntrager

She was preceded in death by both parents, three brothers and one sister.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9, at the Ervin Graber residence.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the Ervin Graber residence.

Services will be conducted by Jerry Miller and Willie Borntrager. Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Stewart Funeral Home.

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



Miller, Kristopher Jon


SHIPSHEWANA -- Kristopher Jon Miller, 19 days, of Shipshewana, died at 9:32 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, 2010, at Riley's Children Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Oct. 16, 2010, in LaGrange, to Elmer Jr. and Ruth (Lambright) Miller.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Kristen Ann Miller at home; grandparents Elmer J. (Mary) Miller of Shipshewana; grandmother Vera Lambright of Shipshewana; great-grandfather Joni Miller of Shipshewana; and great-grandparents Chris (Anna Mae) Lambright of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandfather, Freeman Lambright.

Visitation will be all day today at the Elmer Miller residence, 1620 S. 850 W., Shipshewana. A funeral service will be at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Elmer Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/6/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Laura A. Yoder
, 76, of Sarasota, FL, died July 10, 2010.  She was born September 22, 1933 in Plain City, OH, to Allen and Mary Ann Yoder. On February 14, 1958  in Sarasota Fl, She married Gerald L Miller. She was a member of Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota FL, and had been a long time member of Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Survivors include  her husband, Gerald and  two daughters, Lolita Yoder of Goshen, IN; Debra (Randy)  Hooley of Shipshewana, IN;  two sons, Byron (Jody) Miller of Elkhart, IN; Michael Miller of Goshen, IN; six grandchildren; sister, Annabelle (Perry Herschberger of Berlin, OH; brother, Henry (Ida) Yoder of Bloomfield, IA;

She was preceded in death by both parents, two sisters Emma Troyer and  Sarah Hershberger, two brothers Menno and Isaac Yoder.

Funeral service was July 12, 2010 at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL with another Funeral service, July 17, 2010 at Waterford Mennonite Church Goshen, IN.
Source: Obit files of Miller-Stewart
Funeal Home, Millerbury, IN

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Miller, Mahlon A.
, 86 of Kalona, IA died November 5, 2010 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. He was born March 5, 1924 in Hartville, OH to Adam and Anna (Schlabach) Miller. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Kalona. On October 5, 1944, he was united in marriage to Clara Coblentz in Kalona.

He was a charter member of the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church where he taught Sunday School. He served in the CPS in Terry, Montana and Norristown, PA. He also lead a bible study group at the Oakdale Classification Center [Iowa Dept. Corrections] for several years.

Survived by a daughter Anna Fern King and husband John, a son LaVern Miller and wife Leora both of Kalona, IA; 9 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; and two sisters - Sara Yoder and husband Amos of Grove City, Minnesota; and Lavina Kauffman of Kalona, IA.

e was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Clara; a daughter - Alta Marie Miller; two brothers - Ervin Miller and Dave Miller; and a brother-in-law Arthur Kauffman.

Funeral Service was November 9, 2010 at the Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church in Kalona, IA. Pastors Floyd Helmuth, Floyd Yutzy and David L. Yoder officiated. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery, Kalona, IA

Source: Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, IA
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

  


Miller, Manass E.

Age 84, of Hartville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday May 3, 2010 suddenly. He was born in Greentown, Ohio on Sept. 23, 1925 to the late Eli and Maggie (Troyer) Miller. He served in the US Army during World War II, and while stationed in Maryland met and then married Miriam 'Fay' Boyd. He started working for F.E. Schumacher in 1951 and retired in 2004. Manass was a member of Hartville Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, Fay of 63 years; children, Thomas (Natalie) Miller of Clinton, Wade (Glenda) Miller of Carrollton, Sandra (David) Hoffman of Middlebranch, Russell (Emily) Miller of Canton; 11 grandchildren, Jon Miller, Courtney Miller, Charity (Scott) Conrad, David (Julie) Neely, Maria (David) Weirich, Leonard (Kerri) Miller, Jim (Merry) Grimm, Carrie Hoffman, Kenneth Miller, James Miller and Brandy Thompson; and 16 great-grandchildren; siblings Jacob Miller, Fannie Geiser, Henry Miller, Betty Schmucker, Dorothy Carmer, Barbara Mast, Emma Miller, Mary Ellen (John) Mullett, Sarah (Albert) Wagler; siblings-in-law, Melvin (Ilene) Boyd, James (Rosemary) Boyd, Arthur (Regina) Boyd, Marie Banister; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by infant daughter, Darlene Lynn; grandson, Jason Miller; three siblings, Catherine, Elizabeth, and Melvin.

Calling hours are Thursday 5-8 p.m. at the Arnold Funeral Home Hartville. Funeral services are Friday 11 a.m. at Hartville Mennonite Church with Pastor Ross Miller officiating and with calling hours 10-11 a.m. Final resting place is the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Hartville Mennonite Church.

Published in The Repository on May 5, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Miller, Manass E., 84, of Hartville died May 3, 2010.  He was born September 23, 1925 and was married to Fay Miller.
Memorial services were held Mqy 7, 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



Miller, Margaret M.


Sept. 12, 1926 - Nov. 13, 2010

GOSHEN -- Margaret M. Miller, 84, of Goshen, formerly of Shipshewana, died at 10:55 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 13, 2010) at Greencroft Gables Health Care, Goshen, where she had lived for 31/2 years.

She was born Sept. 12, 1926, in Shipshewana, to Homer J. and Lizzie (Troyer) Miller.

She is survived by a sister, Barbara (Norman "Bud") Hostetler of Topeka.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Rheinheimer, and a brother, Calvin Miller.

She was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. She worked as a dental assistant for 20 years in Topeka and worked at Yoder's Department Store for 33 years in Shipshewana.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at Shore Mennonite Church, 7235 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the church. Services will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Horner. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/14/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover

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Miller, Margaret M., 84, of Goshen, IN formerly of Shipshewana, IA died November 13, 2010 at Greencroft Gables Health Care, Goshen, IN.  She was born on September 12, 1926 in Shipshewana, IN to Homer J. and Lizzie (Troyer) Miller.

She was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, IN where she had taught Sunday School and Bible School.

Surviving is a sister, Barbara (Norman "Bud") Hostetler of Topeka, IN; six nieces and seven nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Marjorie Rheinheimer, a brother, Calvin Miller.

Funeral service was November 16, 2010 at the Shore Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Carl Horner. Burial was in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.  

Source: Stewart, Funeral Home Middlebury, IN
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Mark M.
, 77, of Denver, CO died December 4, 2010 at Rome, Italy after a brief illness.  He was born May 21, 1933 in Somerset Co., PA to Evan J. and Iva (Maust) Miller.  On May 29, 1965 he was married to Ardis Phillips, who was born August 12, 1934 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Kay Miller, a son, Evan (Elizabeth) Miller, one grandchild, and a sister, Marie Yoder.

Two sisters, Norma Yoder, and Mildred Bender preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 4, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, CO with burial in First Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.

Submitted by: Linda Welty, Denver, CO
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Mary A. Holaway


April 20, 1912 - Nov. 6, 2010

GOSHEN -- Mary A. Miller, 98, died Saturday (Nov. 6, 2010), at Greencroft Healthcare. She had been ill the last three years.

She was born April 20, 1912, in Nappanee to Jacob and Sophia (Bleile) Holaway. On Nov. 1, 1939, she married Lester J. Miller in Nappanee. He died July 1989.

Surviving are children Dorcas (Don) Steider of Goshen, Lynford (Lois) Miller of Middlebury, Philip (Nanette) Miller of Goshen; grandchildren Austin Miller of Goshen, Brett Miller of Los Angeles, Susan (Ben) Setiawan of Middlebury, Andy (Tomoko) Miller of Japan, Dawn Summerton of Goshen, Deidre Bias and Bryan Steider, both of Elkhart, Brendan (Holly) Steider of Archbold, Ohio, Janell Harris of Raleigh, N.C.; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and four brothers.

A homemaker, she was a member of North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, and had lived in Nappanee until moving to Greencroft in 1988.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at North Main Street Mennonite Church. Burial will be in UnionCemetery, Nappanee.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Mission Network.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/7/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Miller, Mary A. Holaway, 98, of Nappanee, IN died November 6, 2010 at Goshen, IN.  She was born April 20, 1912 at Nappanee, IN to Jacob and Sophia (Bleile) Holaway.  On November 1, 1939 at Nappanee, IN she was married to Lester J. Miller, who died in July 1989.

Surviving are three sons, Dorcas (Don) Steider, Lynford (Lois) Miller, and Philip (Nanette) Miller, 9 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 9, 2010 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, IN with burial in Union Cemetary, Nappanee, IN.

Submitted by: Rhonda Hochstedler & Heidi King
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Miller, Mary A. Holaway
, 98, of Goshen IN died November 6, 2010, at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born April 20, 1912, in Nappanee, IN to Jacob and Sophia (Bleile) Holaway.   She married Lester J. Miller on November 1, 1939, in Nappanee.   He died July 1989. She was a member of the North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, IN.

She is survived by three children, Dorcas (Don) Steider of Goshen, IN; Lynford (Lois) Miller of Middlebury, IN and Philip (Nanette) Miller of Goshen, IN; nine grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

A memorial service was November 9, 2010 at North Main Street Mennonite Church Nappanee, IN. Burial was in Union Center Cemetery, Nappanee, IN.

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

  


Miller, Mary "Etta" Yoder Frye


March 12, 1921 - Aug. 25, 2010

GOSHEN -- Mary "Etta" Frye-Miller, 89, of Goshen, died at 9:05 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Courtyard of Goshen.

She was born March 12, 1921, in Kosciusko County, to Eli S. and Savilla (Schmucker) Yoder. In 1941, in Elkhart County, she married Daniel Frye. He died Nov. 6, 1971. She married Leander Miller in 1982 in Elkhart County. He died Nov. 3, 2005.

Surviving are daughters Rose Mary Newton of LaGrange, and Treva "T.J." Yoder and Danette (Gerald) Miller, both of Goshen; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; and sister Laura Miller of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by granddaughter Jenessa Miller; brothers Manas, Melvin, Eli and Irvin Yoder; and sisters Fannie Yoder, Lydia Mae Eash and Elizabeth Dunlap.

Visitation is from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Private family burial will be at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. A memorial service is at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Mennonite Church. The Revs. Linford Martin and Pamela Yoder will officiate.

Memorials may be given to Middlebury Food Pantry.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
8/27/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Miller, Mary Etta Yoder, 89, of died August 25, 2010 at Goshen, IN.  She was born March 12, 1921 in Kosciusko Co., IN to Eli S. and Savilla (Schmucker) Yoder. 

On April 2, 1982 in Elkhart Co., IN she was married to Leander Miller, who was born April 19, 1920 and died November 3, 2005. Her first marriage was to Daniel Frye in Elkhart Co. in 1941.  He died November 6, 1971.

Surviving are children, Rose Mary Newton, Treva Yoder, and Danette (Gerald) Miller, 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and a sister, Laura Miller.

A granddaughter, Jenessa Miller and four brothers and three sisters: Manas, Melvin, Eli, and Irvin Yoder, Fannie Yoder, Lydia Mae Eash, and Elizabeth Dunlap preceded her in death.

Etta was a homemaker and the head cook at Northridge High School, Middlebury, for several years.  She also worked as a seamstress, doing clothing alterations for people.  She was a member of the First  Mennonite Church, Middlebury.  She enjoyed doing volunteer work for Greencroft and volunteered for many years as a Red Coat at Goshen General Hospital. 

Memorial services were held August 28, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, IN.

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



Miller, Mattie Gerber


GOSHEN -- Mattie Miller, 91, of Goshen and formerly of Middlebury, died at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, (Nov. 13, 2010), at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen.

She was born March 1, 1919, in Bremen to John and Barbara (Yoder) Gerber. On Nov. 5, 1938, in Middlebury, she married Crist C. Miller. He died Jan. 14, 1996.

Surviving are daughters, Karen (John) VanderMaas of Union, Mich., Sandy (Phil) Hartzler of Goshen, and Dalis (Doyle) Bloss of Elkhart; sons, Skip (Melody) Miller of Syracuse and Barry Miller of Columbia, S.C.; sister, Kate Herrli of Elkhart; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; both parents; a grandson, Todd Troyer; sisters, Drusilla Yoder and Sarah Slabaugh; and brothers, Valentine, Floyd and Mose Gerber.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Middlebury Food Pantry.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
11/15/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Miller, Mattie Gerber, 91, of Goshen, IN formerly of Middlebury, died November 13, 2010 at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen, IN. She was born on March 1, 1919 in Bremen, to John and Barbara  (Yoder) Gerber. On November 5, 1938 in Middlebury, she married Crist C. Miller, he died on January 14, 1996. 

Surviving are three daughters - Karen (John) VanderMaas of Union, MI, Sandy (Phil) Hartzler of Goshen, IN; Dalis (Doyle) Bloss of Elkhart, IN two sons - Skip (Melody) Miller of Syracuse, IN and Barry Miller of Columbia, SC; a sister - Kate Herrli of Elkhart, IN; 14 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, a grandson, Todd Troyer, two sisters, Drusilla Yoder and Sarah Slabaugh, three  brothers, Valentine, Floyd, and Mose Gerber. 

Mattie was a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury, IN. Funeral service was November 17, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN.  Service will be conducted by Revs. Sam Troyer, Linford Martin, and Pamela Yoder. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, IN  

Source: Miller-Stewart
Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN

Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Miller, Mattie Gerber, 91, of Middlebury, IN died November 13, 2010 at Goshen, IN.  She was born March 1, 1919 at Bremen, IN to John and Barbara (Yoder) Gerber.  On November 5, 1938 at Middlebury, IN she was married to Crist C. Miller, who was born March 21, 1917 and died January 14, 1996.

Surviving are children, Karen (John) Vandermaas, Sandy (Phil) Hartzler, Dalis (Doyle) Bloss, Steve (Melody) Miller, and Barry Miller, 14 grandchildren,  16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Kate Herrli.

A grandson, Todd Troyer and siblings, Drusilla Yoder, Sarah Slabaugh, Valentine Gerber, Floyd Gerber, and Mose Gerber preceded her in death.

Mattie was a member of First Mennonite Church in Middlebury.  She worked at several restaurants and the Northridge High School cafeteria.  She loved to crochet, quilt, play cards and entertain.  There would always be a fresh cup of coffee and some sort of dessert waiting in her kitchen for all that would stop by.

Memorial services were held November 17, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN with burial in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury, IN.

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



Miller, Melvin N.


Oct. 23, 1926 - Aug. 6, 2010

MILFORD -- Melvin N. Miller, 83, of 5587 W. 1100 N., Milford, died at 11:21 p.m. Friday (Aug. 6, 2010) at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Oct. 23, 1926, in Nappanee.

He is survived by his wife, Clara Miller; sons Wayne and Ernest Miller, both of Nappanee, and Lamar, Floyd, Vernon and Omer, all of Milford; daughters Wilma Jean Miller and Barbara Ann Miller, both of Milford; 39 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; a brother, Eldon Miller of Florida; and a sister, Esther Chupp of Nappanee.

Friends may call all day today at the family residence.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Don Schmucker residence, 5509 W. 1050 N. Bishop Lyle Yoder and the home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate.

Burial will be in Graber Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

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



Miller, Michael Peter
, 23, of Grantsville, Maryland died April 28, 2010 at Towson, Maryland.  He was born September 16, 1986 at Altoona, Pennsylvania to Pete and Karin (Naslund) Miller.

Surviving are his parents and a brother, Dan Miller.

Memorial services were held May 3, 2010 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, Somerset County, Pennsylvania.

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



Miller, Miriam Keim


Dec. 7, 1929 - Sept. 5, 2010

MIDDLEBURY -- Miriam Miller, 80, of Middlebury, died at 2 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 5, 2010, at the BRC Home in Middlebury. She had been in declining health for five years.

She was born Dec. 7, 1929, in Middlebury, to Menno and Libbie (Rhinesmith) Keim. On Dec. 20, 1953, in Middlebury, she married Frank Miller.

Survivors include her husband, Frank Miller; daughter Annette (Mike) Neff of Goshen; sons Mike (Marcia) and Brian (Kim) Miller, both of Middlebury; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Martha and Ruth Keim and Rachael (Dwight) Miller, all of Goshen, and Mary Miller of Pine Bluff, Alaska; and brother Dan (Betty) Keim of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; five brothers; and one sister.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Forks Mennonite Church, Middlebury. There will be a family graveside service on Wednesday in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury, prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service at the church. The Rev. Eldon Stoltzfus and the Rev. Eugene Bontrager will officiate.

Memorials may be given to Middlebury Food Pantry or Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
9/6/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ray,
97, of Walnut Creek, OH died November 15, 2010 in Walnut Creek Nursing Home. He was born March 2, 1913 in Hutchinson, Kansas, to Daniel N. and Elizabeth (Fry) Miller. On May 6, 1939 he married Clara Rosa Miller who proceeded him in death in 2001.   He moved to Morrow Co., OH in 1952 answering the call of full-time pastorate of the Johnsville Mennonite Church, where he served for 18 years. He served as a school and library board member. He loved to sing hymns and study the Bible.

Survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Nathan Ray and Viola (Mullet) Miller of Beach City, OH; Daniel Jay and Joanne (Fairchild) Miller of Franklin, TN; two daughters and sons-in-law, Dorcas May and Jeffrey Weir of Marion, IN, Martha Kay and Roland Creed of Sandy, UT; son-in-law James Gillmore of California; 15 grandchildren, Katelyn Miller, Rhoda Miller, Mark Gillmore, Kim (Gillmore) Gaszi, Krislyn (Gillmore) Santana, Regina (Gillmore) McWhirter, Kevin Miller, Jared Miller, Ashley (Miller) Logsden, Katherine (Weir) Ring, Stephen Weir, David Weir, Elizabeth (Creed) Roggasch, Rachel Creed and Jonathan Creed; 18 great grandchildren Zachary Gillmore, David Gillmore, Grant Gillmore, Kayla Gaszi, Keslie Gaszi, Katherine Gaszi, Desiree Santana, Alfredo Jr. Santana, Jacqulyn Santana, Caleb Miller, Autumn Miller, Eliza Joy Miller, Ian Miller, Canyon Miller, Serene Miller, Nekoda Miller, Clara Logsden, Ellie Logsden, Lyla Ring, Will Ring, Emily Weir, Allison Weir, Chloe Weir, Rachel Roggasch; three sisters Alice Beachy, Cora Miller and Nora Beachy; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

He was also preceded in death by his wife Clara, a daughter, Olive Fay Gillmore; granddaughter SaraLisa Rae Miller; grandson Joshua Daniel; three sisters Katie Schrock, Mamie Miller, Mary Headings; two brothers Alvin Miller and Joe Miller.

Funeral service was November 17, 2010 at the Johnsville Mennonite Church, Johnsville, OH with the Pastor Lambert Sommers officiating. Burial followed in Shauck Cemetery.   

Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Ruby M. Miller
, 95, of Berlin, OH died June 27, 2010 at Walnut Creek, Holmes, Co., OH.  She was born February 23, 1915 at Walnut Creek to Harvey H. and Amanda (Mast) Miller.  On October 4, 1934 she was married to Lester N. Miller, who died September 12, 1985.

Surviving are four sons, Robert (Janice) Miller; Budd (June) Miller; Duane (Vivian) Miller; and Ted (Leona) Miller; 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Opal Troyer and Pearl Jaberg and a grandchild preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 30, 2010 at Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, Walnut Creek, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Gloria Mishler, Walnut Creek, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ruth L. Wallick
, 95, of Dundee, OH died April 14, 2010 at the same place  after a period of declining health.  She was born August 27, 1914 at New Philadelphia, OH to Chalmers and Neola (Warner) Wallick.  She was married to Jacob A. Miller, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Keith Miller; Beverly McNutt; Helene (Herb) Torgler; 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 7 great-great-grandchildren, a brother, Elmore Wallick; and a sister, Gladys Roshong.

Three sisters, Leah Riggenbach, Loretta Floyd, and Nettie Snyder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 17, 2010 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek, OH with burial in Union Hill Cemetery, Sugarcreek, OH.

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

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Miller, Ruth L. Wallick, 95, of Dundee, OH, formerly of Sugarcreek, OH, died April 14, 2010.

She was born August 27, 1914 in New Philadelphia, OH to Chalmers and Neola (Warner) Wallick. She was married on August 15, 1933 to Jacob A. Miller and he died on April 8, 1993. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church at Sugarcreek, OH and the Pythian Sisters.

Survived by her children Keith B. Miller of Riverside, California, Beverly J. McNutt of Dover, OH and Helene (Herb) Torgler of Dundee, OH, her brother Elmore Wallick of Canton, OH a sister Gladys Roshong of Wheat Ridge Colorado, 11 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and seven great great grandchildren.

She is preceded by her Husband Jacob and three sisters Leah Riggenbach, Loretta Floyd, Nettie Snyder and son-in-law Sam McNutt.

Funeral service was April 17, 2010 at the First Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek, OH with Rev. Jayne Byler officiating. Burial followed in Union Hill Cemetery.

The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH April 15, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Sam D.S.
, 87, of Millersburg, OH died January 18, 2010, He was born on April 30, 1922, in Berlin Township to the late Daniel S. and Fannie D. (Miller) Miller. On Jan. 26, 1950, he married Ella C. Beachy who survives him.

Survied by his wife and children Linda (Andy) Schlabach, Vernon (Sarah) Miller, Freda (Roy) Yoder, Mary Esther Weaver, Merle Miller and Nelson (Renee) Miller; grandchildren Sheryl Schlabach, Jeff (Nicolle) Yoder, Carolyn (Charles) Unruh, Julia (Josh) Yoder, Linda (Billy) Grimm, Josh and Shannon Miller and Ryan, Nicole and Rachel Miller; great-grandchildren Alana and Bryce Yoder and Cynthia Unruh; sister-in-law Sarah Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Ada Schlabach, and brothers John, Noah, Dan, Andy, Enos and Nathan Miller, and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services January 23, 2010 at Messiah Fellowship Church with Bishop Eli Shetler officiating. Burial will be in Troyer Cemetery, Berlin Township, Holmes Co., OH
Source: The Daily Record January 20, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Sarah Mae Mast


Jan. 2, 1918 - Aug. 25, 2010

GOSHEN -- Sarah Mae Miller, 92, died Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen. She had moved there Feb. 1, 2002.

She was born Jan. 2, 1918, to Jonathan and Lucy (Kauffman) Mast in Nappanee. On Jan. 18, 1944, she married Eli L. Miller in Uniontown, Ohio. He died March 14, 1984.

Surviving are daughters Erma Humes, Mary (David) Piehl and Martha (Dennis) Ganger, all of Goshen; sons Marvin (Violet) Miller of Colorado Springs, Colo., Leroy (Marjorie) Miller of Goshen and Paul (Debra) Miller of Elkhart; 17 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters Laura Lawson of Niles, Mich., and Verna Newton of Elkhart; and brothers Elmer Mast of Mishawaka, Rueben Mast of South Bend, Irvin Mast of Geneva and Chester Mast of Nappanee.

Sarah was preceded in death by five sisters, Edna Wittmer, Louella Canton, Viola Hill, Clara Bontrager and Leona Lengacher; and two brothers, Emery and Christ Mast.

She was a homemaker and had worked with unwed pregnant teenagers for RETA (Reason Enough To Act) with what was known as "Sarah's House."

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at The Meetinghouse at Greencroft and one hour prior to Saturday's 10 a.m. funeral service at The Meetinghouse. Pastors Ron Diener and Craig Garber will officiate. Burial will be in West Goshen Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Care at Home Hospice and RETA.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 26, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Sturges
, 92, of Millersburg, OH died December 11, 2010 at Walnut Creek, OH from natural causes.  He was born October 28, 1918 at Millersburg, OH to Joe J. and Lovina (Beechy) Miller.  On December 28, 1946 at Smithville, OH he was married to Bernice Meyer, who was born September 28, 1921 and survives.

Surviving are children, Joe (Rebecca Slough) Miller, Ben (Elaine) Miller, John Miller, and Mark (Brenda) Miller and 6 grandchildren.

A son, Jonathan Miller, a brother, Donald Miller and a sister, Vera Wengerd  preceded him in death.

He served with MCC - India in 1947-49, Nigeria from 1982-85 and with Eastern Board of Missions - Tanzania 1988-90.  He was a charter member of Millersburg Mennonite Church and founded Save and Serve MCC Thrift Store in Millersburg, OH.

Memorial services were held December 15, 2010 at Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Ben B. Miller, Millersburg, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Miller, Sturges, 92, of Millersburg, OH died December 11, 2010, at Walnut Hills Retirement Home, Walnut Creek, OH. He was born Oct. 28, 1918, on the family farm near Berlin, OH to Joe J. and Lovina (Beechy) Miller. He married Bernice Meyer in Smithville, OH on Dec. 28, 1946, and six months later they sailed for India where they engaged in relief work with Mennonite Central Committee. Upon their return, they lived on the family farm where they reared their four sons and cared for their parents in their declining years. Sturges was a school teacher for more than 40 years, mostly in East Holmes School District, but also in Massillon, Killbuck and five years in Nigeria and Tanzania, Africa. He and Bernice were charter members of Millersburg Mennonite Church, where he was active in many aspects of the church life, especially as a Sunday school teacher, a song leader and an elder.

Survived by his wife Bernice and four children and their spouses, Joseph and Rebecca Slough Miller of Goshen, Ind.; Ben and Elaine Miller of Berlin, OH; John Miller of Berlin, OH and Mark and Brenda Miller of Reinholds, Pa.; six grandchildren, Brandon, Adam and Tim Miller and Jeptha, Elsa and Anna Miller.

He was preceded in death by an infant son, Jonathan Miller; a brother, Donald Miller; and a sister, Vera Wengerd.

Funeral service was December 15, 2010 at Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, OH with pastors Patrick and Christine Nafziger officiating.

Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

 

Miller, Vesta Viola Swartzentruber Hochstedler


Nov. 18, 1915 - Feb. 4, 2010

Vesta Viola (Swartzentruber) Hochstedler-Miller, 94, Greentown, was rewarded for her faithful witness and service by being called home to fellowship with her Heavenly Father at 3:35 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 4, 2010, surrounded by her family.

Vesta was born Nov. 18, 1915, in Miami County, the daughter of Andrew and Clara (Troyer) Swartzentruber. Vesta married Harvey (Hap) Hochstedler on Oct. 23, 1937, and he preceded her in death July 13, 1967. Vesta then married Abe Miller on June 19, 1970, and he preceded her in death May 20, 2003.

Vesta loved being a homemaker, wife and mother. She had a passion for prayer, especially for her family. Her faithfulness in praying for her family has made an impact on five generations. She was a member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church where she was very active.

Vesta enjoyed attending the sports and musicals in which her grandchildren and great-grandchildren participated.

Vesta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and is survived by her brother Carl Swartzentruber; daughter, Carol Boshart and her husband, Royden, Washington, Iowa; daughter Claranette Wilson and her husband, Larry, Greentown; seven grandchildren, Shelley Collier and her husband, Mark, Noblesville, Aaron Hochstedler and his wife, Angie, Greentown, Lisa Glasgow and her husband, Larry, East China, Mich., Marketta Leyden and her husband, Jeff, Alta, Iowa, Deneen Sommers and her husband, Dale, Greentown, Larry Deon Wilson and his wife, Lynette, Cassville, Debra Jackson and her husband, Eric, Marion; 19 great-grandchildren, Shane Collier, Meghan Collier, Austin Hochstedler, Ashlynn Hochstedler, Tiffany Glasgow and fiancé, Wes Ball, Natalie Glasgow, Nicole Glasgow, Drew Leyden and wife Ashli, Holly Diischer and husband Corey, Luke Sommers and wife Kristina, Nathaniel Sommers, Joy Sommers, Joshua Sommers, Jordan Wilson, Courtney Wilson, Hannah Wilson, Cierra Wilson, Selah Jackson, and Owen Jackson; and three great-great-grandchildren, Blaine Leyden, Wrigley Leyden, and Trevor Diischer.

Vesta had four stepchildren, Jonas Miller, Wilbur Miller, Glen Ray Miller and Linda Bontreger; 12 step-grandchildren; 18 step-great-grandchildren; and one step-great-great-grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, Hap Hochstedler and Abe Miller; and a son, Carl Burnell Hochstedler.

A service celebrating the life of Vesta Miller is 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, 700 E. 600 North, Kokomo, with Pastors Randy Detweiler and Brad Swain officiating. Burial will be in the Mast Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church or to Northwood Village.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Laird-Eddy Funeral Home, Amboy.

Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, IN
Published: February 05, 2010 09:28 pm         
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Wyman Lynn


ETNA GREEN -- Wyman Lynn Miller, 13, of 8409 W. 750 N., Etna Green, died at 8:15 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 28, 2010) in a home-related accident on the family farm.

He was born Jan. 16, 1997, in Mishawaka to Lloyd E. and Margaret S. Hochstetler Miller.

He is survived by his parents; four brothers, Darrell (Rebecca) of Etna Green, and Myron Dale, Marlin Ray, and Lloyd Jr., all at home; four sisters, Suzetta, Rosalie, Kay Ellen and Marla Renae, all at home; and grandparents, Edward and Edna Miller of Nappanee.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Dean Miller, and his grandparents, Solomon and Edna Hochstetler.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. Sunday and all day Monday at the family home, where services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. The home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Graber Cemetery.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
8/29/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mishler, James W.
, 71, of Shipshewana, IN died February 5, 2010 at Lagrange, IN from a heart attack.  He was born July 9, 1938 at Shipshewana, IN to Sanford and Millie (Nusbaum) Mishler.  On March 22, 1997 he was married to Darlene Helmuth (Rheinheimer), who survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Ami (Juan) Glassburn,  a stepson Craig Rheinheimer, a stepdaughter, Gayle (Keith) Roth, 4 grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 3 sisters, Eva Miller, Esther Yoder, and Eleanor Troyer, and a brother, Walter Mishler.

A brother, John Mishler, and a sister, Eula Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 9, 2010 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Kim Mishler, Shipshewana, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mishler, John, Jr.


Aug. 19, 1929 - Sept. 2, 2010

GOSHEN -- John Mishler Jr., 81, of Goshen, formerly of Nappanee, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2, 2010, in Elkhart General Hospital, where he had been since Aug. 25.

He was born Aug. 19, 1929, in Kosciusko County, to John and Emma (Schmucker) Mishler. On June 12, 1959, he married Ina Lou (Creech) Mishler. She died July 11, 1992.

Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Mishler, and sons Timothy, James and Jody, all of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by sisters Mary Lambert, Elizabeth Mishler and Katie Maust and brothers Samuel, Dan and Harvey Mishler.

He retired from Anderson Boling, now Benteler Automotive Corp., Goshen, and was a member of Gospel Lighthouse, Goshen, and Full Gospel Community Church, New Paris.

Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, where the service will be at 10 a.m. Pastor Fred Curry of Full Gospel Community Church will officiate. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery. Memorials may be given to Full Gospel Community Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
9/3/2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moore, James H.
, 74, of White Hall, Jefferson Co., Ark. died June 27, 2010 at the same place.

He was born May 18, 1936 at Star City, Lincoln Co., Ark. to James Edward and Ethel Mae (Blasengame) Moore. James Edward was born August 2, 1887 and died October 27, 1974. Ethel Mae was born November 5, 1892 and died July 5, 1969.

He was married in Arkansas to Bobbie Mosley, who survives.

Surviving are three sisters, Violet (Timothy) Waters, Eva (Martin) Tucker, and Alva Oma (Otha) Johnson.

Two brothers, Havis (Ola Mae Morgan), and Odist Edward Moore, and a sister, Clara (David) Clark preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held at Rison, Ark. with burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Rison, Ark.

Submitted by: Peggy J. Reichard, Mountville, P
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moyer, Blanche A. Anders
- 91, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Franconia Twp died November 9, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes (SMH).  She was born December 3, 1918 in Worcester, PA to the late Leroy and Mabel (Boorse) Anders. She was the wife of the late Willis D. Moyer.

She was a charter member of Perkiomenville Mennonite Church of Perkiomenville, PA she was a S.S. and V.B.S. teacher and was a member of the sewing circle.

Survived by Arlan Moyer (Son) & wife, Mary Ann of Pflugerville, TX; Richard Moyer (Son) & wife, Fern of Green Lane, PA; Marie Keener (Daughter) & husband, Harold of Elizabethtown, PA; William Anders (Brother) & wife, Miriam of Sellersville, PA; 7 Grandchildren; 11 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral service was November 14, 2010 at Perkiomenville Mennonite Church burial was at Perkiomenville Mennonite Cemetery, Perkiomenville, PA.

Source Anders Detweiler
Funeral Home & Crematory,   Souderton, PA

Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Moyer, Elizabeth "Betty" B. Landis
, 86, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died May 9, 2010 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA from Parkinson's Disease.  She was born August 22, 1923 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Abram and Ella Landis.  On March 31, 1945 in Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Newton F. Moyer, who was born March 11, 1925 and died September 26, 1999.

Surviving are children, Nancy Makin and husband James; Eileen Mertz; and Martha Miller and husband George and 4 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held May 13, 2010 at Franconia Mennonite Church Telford, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moyer, Jay Richard
, 73, of Manheim, PA died November 18, 2010 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. He was born in Manheim, to Raymond H. and Mabel K. Moyer.

He was a member of Hernley Mennonite Church Manheim. Richard helped on the family farm and later was a volunteer at the Pleasant View Retirement Community.

Survived by two sisters: A. Jean Shonk of Manheim, PA and Betty A. wife of Thomas Wirt of Lewiston, MN, three nephews and two nieces.

Funeral service was November 23, 2010 the Hoffer Auditorium at Pleasant View Retirement Community Manheim, PA. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Twp, Lancaster Co., PA.

Source: Buch Funeral Home Manheim, PA
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Moyer, Kathryn D. Leatherman
, 90, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died July 30, 2010 at the same place.  She was born March 22, 1920 at Plumstead Twp., _____ Co., PA to Jacob and Bessie (Detweiler) Leatherman.  She was married to Harold L. Moyer who is deceased.

Surviving are Sons: Dale & wife Sharon, Portland, OR; Carl & wife Jean, Telford, PA; Glen & wife Donna, Perkasie, PA; Daughters: Lynette Martin & husband Larry, St. Jacobs, Ontario; Lois Hackman & husband, Cleon, Bedminster, PA; Nancy Delp & husband Robert, Gilbertsville, PA; 17 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, Clarence Leatherman (brother) & wife Irene, Sellersville, PA; and Alverda Rice (sister) of Bedminster Twp., PA.

A brother, Abram Leatherman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 7, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Home, Souderton, PA in Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery, Perkasie, Bucks Co., PA.

Submitted by: Deep Run
Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, PA

Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moyer, Kenneth S.
, 79, of Souderton, PA died May 30, 2010 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA from pneumonia.  

He was born October 1, 1930 at Morwood, Montgomery Co., PA to Ellis S. and Edna Lewis (Springer) Moyer. Ellis died in 1981.  Edna was born February 24, 1910 and died December 15, 1996.

Surviving are a sister, Mary Ellen Stoltzfus and a brother, Richard Moyer.

Memorial services were held June 3, 2010 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moyer, Raymond Halteman
, 90, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died July 6, 2010 at Telford, Bucks Co., PA.  He was born April 21, 1920 at Franconia, Montgomery Co., PA to John and Anna (Halteman) Moyer.  On April 6, 1946 he was married to Anna W. Moyer, who was born April 6, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are children, David Moyer and wife, Elaine; Rose Bergey and husband, Harold; Philip Moyer and wife, Susan; 8 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 11, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Salford Mennonite Cemetery, Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Brad Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moyer, Raymond M.
, 82, of Souderton, PA died October 13, 2010 at Sellersville, Bucks Co. PA from pneumonia.  He was born December 2, 1927 at Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA to Elmer and Sadie (Moyer) Moyer.  On May 19, 1951 at Souderton, PA he was married to Ruth Hendricks, who was born July 31, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, Glenn (Nancy) Moyer and Earl (Betsy) Moyer, 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Marie Benner.

A grandson, Philip Moyer preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 16, 2010 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moyer, Roberta B. Souder
, 91, of Souderton, PA died July 22, 2010 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA from liver cancer.  

She was born March 4, 1919 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Wilmer B. and Marietta M. (Bergey) Souder Sr.  Wilmer was born April 13, 1896 and died November 10, 1991.  Marietta was born April 27, 1898 and died August 25, 1985.

On September 3, 1938 at Souderton, PA she was married to Russell F. Moyer, who was born September 28, 1915 and died December 5, 2008.

Surviving are children, Dolores Kratz and husband, Wayne; Sanford Moyer and wife, Barbara; Ferne Motto and husband, G. David; 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Irene Derstine; Erma Halteman and husband, Aldus; Mary Kathryn Young and husband, Earl; and Rhoda Landis and husband, Linford.

A daughter, Marie Elaine Moyer and three brothers, Stanley Souder, Wilmer B. Souder Jr., and Harley Souder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 26, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, Souderton, PA with burial in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Telford, Montgomery Co. PA.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mullet, Alta Kandel
, age 89, of Berlin, Oh died January 11, 2010 at Walnut Hills Nursing Home, Walnut Creek, Ohio. She was born on Feb. 29, 1920 in Berlin, OH to Joseph and Fannie (Coblentz) Kandel. On Sept. 18, 1937 she married Roy A. Mullet and he preceded her in death on Oct. 2, 1998. She was a member of the Berlin Mennonite Church.

Surviving are four children and their spouses, Maurice and Phyllis Mullet of Berlin, OH; Juanita and Chauncey Miller, Jr. of Benton, OH; Betty Lou and Richard Clark of Dover, OH; and Marlin Mullet of Torrington, CT; 15 grandchildren; and 25 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Wynn; 5 sisters; a brother; and an infant great grandson.

Funeral service was January 16, 2010 at the Berlin Mennonite Church with Pastor Ernie Hershberger officiating. Burial will be at the Berlin Cemetery at Berlin, OH.
Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH January 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Mullet, Raymond D.


Sept. 11, 1947 - Dec. 24, 2010

SYRACUSE -- Raymond D. Mullet, 63, of Syracuse and formerly of Goshen, passed away Dec. 24, 2010, at 6:15 a.m. at Miller's Merry Manor, Syracuse, of complications resulting from a stroke suffered in October.

Raymond was born Sept. 11, 1947 in Bremen to Daniel J. and Emma (Yoder) Mullet. On Nov. 10, 1976, he married Wanda Chupp. He was a lifelong area resident and retired as a self-employed carpenter, which had been his trade for over 40 years.

He was a member of Apostolic Pentecostal Church, where over the years he had served as a board member, a Sunday school teacher, a faithful member of the nursing home ministry team and was a past Sunday school superintendent. He loved to play the mandolin and violin, especially bluegrass gospel music.

Survivors include his wife, Wanda Mullet of Syracuse; five children, Carl R. (Josie) Mullet of Portland, Ore., Nora Jean (Travis) Hensley of Warsaw, Amanda Jolene (Josh) Vandevender of Linn, Mo., Earl Dean Mullet of Nappanee and Julie Ann (Joshua) Crider of Elkhart; five grandchildren, Micah Greggory Hensley, Hannah Elizabeth Dawn Hensley and Elijah Ray Hensley of Warsaw, and Josilynn Kathleen Vandevender and April Joelle Vandevender of Linn; five sisters, Verba (Lonnie) Hochstetler, Laura (Devon) Hochstetler, Freda (Homer) Miller, Mary (Lisle) Hochstetler and Carlyn (Owen) Borkholder, all of Nappanee; and five brothers, Glenn (Mary Ellen) Mullet, Arlen Mullet, Lyle (Alma) Mullet and Homer Mullet all of Nappanee, and Dennis Lee (Debbie) Mullet of Richmond, Texas.

He was preceeded in death by his parents; one infant sister, Fannie Mae Mullet; and one brother, Jonas Mullet.

A funeral service will be at noon Monday, Dec. 27, at Apostolic Pentecostal Church, 63983 C.R. 15. Bishop Jack DeVault and Pastor Michael Curton will officiate. Friends may call at the church from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Monday. Pallbearers will be Joshua Crider, Nathan Mullet, Glen Mullet, Glen Miller, Glen Michael Miller and Billy Morton. Burial will be in Violet Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to the charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.yeagerfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 26, 2010
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mumaw, R. Wayne


SMITHVILLE -- R. Wayne Mumaw, 69, formerly of Smithville, died Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2010, at Glendora Health Care Center in Wooster, following a period of declining health. Wayne was born on July 21, 1941, in Smithville, to Ralph and Mildred (Schrock) Mumaw.

He graduated from Smithville High School in 1959 and acquired a bachelor of science degree in physical education from Friends University in Kansas. During his IW service at Goshen College he also coached basketball at Bethany CHS. For many years, he worked as an area representative for Mennonite Mutual Aid, serving churches in 12 Midwestern states. More recently, he was self-employed in various jobs including flea marketing and driving and delivering for the Amish. He attended Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville and enjoyed volunteer time at MCC Connections in Kidron. He was a loving and caring father and a sports enthusiast.

Surviving are two sons, Rodney (Wendy) Mumaw of Mansfield, Texas, and Ryan Leahy of Wichita, Kan.; a daughter, Lisa (David) Navarro of Wichita, Kan.; five grandchildren, Hayley, Zane, Kiegan, Emma and Mykal; two brothers, Charles Mumaw of Goshen, Ind., and Steve Mumaw of Scottsdale, Ariz.; and two sisters, Mary (Jake) Fast of Guymon, Okla., and Janet Klopfenstein of Smithville.

He was preceded in death by both parents. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with the Rev. Norma Duerksen officiating. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home's website, www.aublefuneralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to MCC Connections, 4080 Kidron Road, Dalton 44618, or Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

Wooster Daily Record - 11/7/2010
Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Mumaw, R. Wayne, 69, formerly of Smithville, OH died November 3, 2010, at Glendora Health Care Center in Wooster, OH. He was born on July 21, 1941, in Smithville, OH to Ralph and Mildred (Schrock) Mumaw. He attended Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville, OH.

Surviving are two sons, Rodney (Wendy) Mumaw of Mansfield, TX, and Ryan Leahy of Wichita, KS; a daughter, Lisa (David) Navarro of Wichita, KS; five grandchildren, Hayley, Zane, Kiegan, Emma, and Mykal; two brothers, Charles Mumaw of Goshen, IN, and Steve Mumaw of Scottsdale, AZ; and two sisters, Mary (Jake) Fast of Guymon, OK, and Janet Klopfenstein of Smithville, OH.

A memorial service was November 20, 2010, at Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, with Rev. Norma Duerksen officiating.

Source: The Budget, Sugarcreek, OH
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler
 


Musser, Grace I.
, 88, of 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA,formerly of New Holland, died November 9, 2010 at Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in New Holland, PA to Shelley and Alice (Hertzler) Musser and a lifelong resident of New Holland, PA.

Miss Musser was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church, where she had been a teacher in the adult Sunday school for 45 years. She was also an active member of the Sewing Circle of that church. Other activities included membership in the Country Gardeners Club and the Senior Citizens of New Holland.

She is survived by one brother, Jacob H. Musser, a sister, Anna Horst both of New Holland, PA; and 9 nieces and nephews. Funeral service was November 14, 2010 at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, Lititz, PA. Interment was in the New Holland Mennonite Cemetery, New Holland, PA.

Source:   Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Subitted by: Leon Hertzler

  

Musser, Miriam L. Good
, 66, of Tunkhannock, PA died February 28,2010 at Wyoming Valley Medical Center from pancreatic cancer.  She was born March 18, 1943 at Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Lester and Maggie  Good.  On September 5, 1964 she was married to Robert Musser, who was born January 15, 1943 and survives.

Surviving are children, Maria, and Tim, 3 grandchildren, and siblings, Alice, wife of Raymond Martin of Ephrata, PA, Rhoda, wife of Andre Kalend of Morgantown, WV, and Ruth of Lititz, PA, Arthur of Narvon, PA, Harold, husband of Joanne of Anderson, South Carolina, and Robert, husband of Cindy of Blue Ball, PA.  

A brother, Elvin, husband of Eleanor of Rothville, PA, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 4, 2010 at Community Bible Church, Tunkhannock, PA.

Submitted by: Blaine Detwiler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Musser , Miriam L. Good, 66, of Tunkhannock, PA died February 28, 2010 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. The daughter of the late Lester and Maggie Good, she is survived by her husband Bob of 45 years; daughter, Maria, wife of Doug Musselman; son, Tim; grandchildren, Lydia, Rachel and Jacob; siblings, Alice Martin, Arthur, Harold, Ruth, Rhoda Kalend and Robert. She was predeceased by brothers, Elvin and Charles.

A funeral service was held at Community Bible Church, Tunkhannock, conducted by Co-Pastors Blaine and Connie Detwiler of Lakeview Mennonite Church where she was a member.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/10/2010
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Myer, Esther M. Hostetter
, 92, of Lancaster, PA died February 24, 2010 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. Born on February 23, 1918 in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, to Christian and Stella Mowrer Hostetter. Her husband was Landis E. Myer, he died January 23, 2005.

A lifelong member of Habecker Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA she served as a Sunday school teacher, attended sewing circle and assisted her late husband in his role as a pastor in the congregation.

Survived by her daughter: Nancy J. wife of J. Richard Witmer, Manheim, PA. Two sons: Earl E. husband of Janet Wolgemuth Myer, Mountville, PA and Nelson H. husband of Janice Enterline Myer, Lancaster, PA. Six grandsons and thirteen great-grandchildren. Two sisters: Elizabeth Nissley, Manheim, PA and Miriam Breneman, York, PA. Twin brothers: Harvey husband of Mary Hollinger Hostetter and Harold husband of Jean Mummau Hostetter, both of Lititz, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Landis and two sisters: Mary Lefever and Dora Heisey. Funeral Service was March 1, 2010 at Habecker Mennonite Church, with Pastor Karen J. Sensenig and Chaplain Dorcas J. Martzall officiating. Interment was in the Habecker Mennonite Cemetery Lancaster, PA.

Source: Lancaster OnLine February 26, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Myers, Irene Landis
, 90, of Souderton, PA died October 7, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was born in Franconia Twp. Montgomery Co, PA to John and Catherine (Moyer) Landis. She was the wife of the late A. David Myers. Irene was a member of Haycock Mennonite Church Quakertown, PA.

She is survived by: Mary Ann Stone (Daughter) of Hatfield, PA 2 Grandchildren Many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband David and 3 sisters, Laura Halteman, Alice Bolton & Margaret Derstine and 3 brothers, Abram, Frank & Edgar Landis.

Funeral service was October 9, 2010 at 3:00 P.M. at Summit View Auditorium @ Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA. Burial will be at Haycock Mennonite Cemetery Quakertown, PA.
Source:   Anders Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Myers, Miriam T. Detweiler
, 95, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died January 4, 2010 at the same place.  She was born November 27, 1914 at Plumstead Twp, Bucks Co., PA.  On April 22, 1939 she was married to C. Garwood Myers, who was born May 28, 1918 and survives.

Surviving are children, Eric Myers; Gerald Myers & Darlene; Lee Myers & Melinda;  7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, brother, Alvin Detweiler & Anna; sister, Irma Detweiler; sister, Elizabeth Rush; sister, Dorothy Keeler & Earl; and sister-in-law, Miriam Detweiler.

A brother, Wilmer Detweiler, and a sister, Mildred Clemmer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2010 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Blooming Glen,
Bucks Co., PA.

Submitted by: Peggy Buzzard, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Mylin, Helen B. Hess
, 97, of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA died March 6, 2010 at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center. She was born December 15, 1912 in West Willow, PA to Maris Miller and Lillie Herr (Brubaker) Hess.

Before moving to Landis Homes eight years ago, she lived in the same house she was born in for the first 89 years of her life. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond L. Mylin, in April of 1993.

Mrs. Mylin was a life long member of New Danville Mennonite Church, where she was active in the sewing circle. She was a member of the Black Rock Auxiliary, and a life member of the West Willow Fire Company Auxiliary. In her retirement years, she sewed and knitted hundreds of comforters for the Mennonite Central Committee.
 
Survived by her two sons: Robert M., husband of Mary (Shenk) Mylin of Willow Street, PA and Jay L., husband of Carol (Hess) Mylin of Manheim, PA; seven grandchildren: Don, Dale, Dennis, Deb, Michelle, Scott and Andrea, and 24 great grandchildren.

Memorial service was Wednesday evening, March 10, 2010 at New Danville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with Rev. Curtiss Kanagy officiating. Burial was private and prior to the memorial service.
Source: LOL March 8, 2010
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


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