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

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  Gaeddert, Karen Kay Kaufman; . .  Garber, Lamar; . . Gascho, Delores Schweitzer; . . Gehman, Anna Alderfer Geissinger; . . Gehman Anna C.; . . Geiser, Ruth Norris; . . Gerber, Melva M. Gerber; . . Gerber, Weldon; . .  Gerig, Lucille Mae Richer; . . Gingerich, Barbara Bontrager; . . Gingerich, Cleo "Butch" V.; . . Goering, Ann "Beth" Elizabeth Eldridge; . . Gingerich, Alvin Ray; . .  Gingerich, Esther Elizabeth Zimmerman; . . Gingerich, Lillian M. Miller; . . Gingerich, Wayne Walter; . . Gingrich, Irvin B.; . . Glick, David F.; . . Glick, Lavina Schrock; . . Glick, Nathan R.; . . Gnagey, Allen Daniel; . .  Gnagey, Donna Mae Sauder; . . Gochnauer, Jean Y. Herr; . . Gochnauer, Linda Irene Yutzy; . .   Gockley, Lester W.; . . Godshalk, Earl H.; . . Goertz, Ernest Arnold; . . Goertz, Florence Gering; . . Goerzen, Wendy Jean Harms; . . Good, C. Mae Knauer; . . Good, Esther E. Good; . . Good, George G.; . . Good, Glenn D.; . . Good, Heber "James"; . . Good, Jerrel Lynn; . . Good, LaVerne H.; . . Good, Robert J.Good; . . Good, Robert Lee; . . Good, Verna S.; . .  Graber, Amanda Miller; . . Graber, Betty Lou Brown; . . Graber, David J. "D.C." Dr.; . . Graber, Emma J. Eash Nisley; . . Gratz, Russell Edward; . . Grieser, Geraldine "Geri" B. Noland; . . Grieser, Kathryn Anna Wyse; . . Griffin, John W., Sr.; . . Groff, Helen A. Andrew; . . Groff, Megan Joelle; . . Groff, Stanley Arden "Artie"; . . Grove, Luther Elwood, Jr.; . .  Grove, Mary Ellen Hertzler; . .

Gaeddert, Karen Kay Kaufman,
72, of Leawood, Johnson County, KS died January 28, 2011 at the same place from cancer. 

She was born January 16, 1939 at Moundridge, McPherson Co., KS to Paul D. and Linda Lou (Goering) Kaufman.  Paul was born February 28, 1906 and died August 6, 1981. Linda Lou was born February 23, 1906 and died July 10, 1966.

On June 2, 1957 at Moundridge Karen was married to James Dennis Gaeddert, who was born September 20, 1938 and survives.

Surviving are children, Doug (Lisa) Gaeddert, Greg (Terri) Gaeddert, Brad Gaeddert, and Janelle (Dan) Benninghoff, 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, a brother, Gerald Kaufman, and a sister-in-law, Leda Kaufman.

A brother, Gilbert Paul Kaufman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2011 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, N. Newton, Harvey Co., KS with burial in BCMC Columbarium, N. Newton, KS.

Submitted by: Terri Gaeddert, Leawood, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Garber, Lamar

Nov. 23, 1924 - Oct. 13, 2011

GOSHEN - Lamar Garber, 86, died late Thursday morning, Oct. 13, 2011, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Nov. 23, 1924, in Goshen, to the late Earl and Bertha (Kauffman) Garber. He married Delores Pletcher Dec. 24, 1946, in Goshen. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jean (Larry) Cripe of Goshen; three sons, Lyle (Connie) Garber of Goshen, Kermit (Debra) Garber of New Paris and Kevin (Cheryl) Garber of Avon; 12 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; a sister, Donnabelle (Clair) Hoover of Goshen; and three brothers, Maurice Garber of Goshen, Robert (Olene) Garber of Bristol and Marion (Florence) Garber of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Miller, and a twin sister, Betty Betzelberger.

A lifetime Goshen resident, Mr. Garber worked at Starcraft, drove a truck for New Paris creamery and clerked at Hodson's Ace Hardware. He also served as custodian at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church where he attended for more than 30 years. More recently, he attended Maple City Chapel.

Mr. Garber made homemade ice cream for Goshen Farms and Dairy. He enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A 2 p.m. Sunday funeral service will be held at Maple City Chapel, Goshen. Pastor Mel Shetler, Maple City Chapel, and grandson, Rev. Scott Miller, will officiate. Burial will follow at Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be made to Riley Hospital for Children or American Diabetes Association.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 15, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Gascho, Delores Schweitzer,
88, of Cairo, NE died November 24, 2011 at Good Samaritan Society-Wood River, NE. She was born October 18, 1923 at Beaver Crossing, NE to Meno and Cassie (Stutzman) Schweitzer. On May 23, 1943 at Broken Bow, NE she was married to Glen Gascho.

Surviving are children, Barbara Loy, Jim and Mary Gascho, Allan and Kathy Anderson, Dave and Ruth Gascho, Randy and Glenda Beckler, and Bruce and Ginny Landers, 14 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren and a sister, Alverta Eichelberger.

A granddaughter, Kristi Anderson; two brothers, Clyde Schweitzer and Lester Schweitzer; and two sisters Hazel Veeder and Sylvia Johnson, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held November 24, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Cairo, NE with burial in Mennonite Church Cemetery, Wood River, NE.

Submitted by: Darlene Roth, Grand Island, NE
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Gehman Anna C.
- 87, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Bechtelsville, PA died February 20, 2011 at Grand View Hospital in Sellersville, PA. Born in Bally, PA to Jacob and Katie (Clemmer) Gehman. Anna was a member of Boyertown Mennonite Church of Boyertown, PA where she served as a former children's Sunday School and Vacation Bible School teacher.

Survived by: Orpha Gehman (Sister) of Souderton, PA; J. Russell Gehman (Brother) & wife, Mary of Bechtelsville, PA; Grace Gehman (Sister-In-Law) of Knauers, PA; Anna A. Gehman (Sister-In-Law) of Souderton, PA.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Miriam Gehman and two brothers, Mark & Luke Gehman. Funeral service was February 24, 2011 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, PA. Burial was at Bally Mennonite Cemetery in Bally, PA.

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



Gehman, Anna Alderfer Geissinger
, 82, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Pennsburg, PA died May 11, 2011 at Grand View Hospital. She was the wife of the late Luke Clemmer Gehman. Born in Quakertown, PA to Henry and Eva (Alderfer) Geissinger.

She was an active member of Swamp Mennonite Church of Quakertown, PA where she served as a Sunday school teacher, served faithfully as a deacon's wife and was part of the women's "Helping Hands" ministry.

Survived by: Rachel Ferguson (Daughter) & husband, Steve of Sarasota, FL; Lowell Gehman (Son) & wife, Teena of Green Lane, PA; Frances Landis (Sister) & husband, Linford of Souderton, PA; Willard Geissinger (Brother) & wife, Ada of Royersford, PA; Stanley Geissinger (Brother) of Danielsville, PA; 5 Grandchildren - Tom, Marie, Matt, Darren & Danielle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Luke Gehman, a son, Steven Gehman and her brother, Darwin Geissinger.

Funeral service was May 15, 2011 at Swamp Mennonite Church, Burial took place on May 16, 2011 at Swamp Mennonite Cemetery in Quakertown, PA.

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



Geiser, Ruth Norris, 90, of Smithville, OH died April 4, 2011, at Wooster Community Hospital She was born on February 24, 1921, near Doylestown, OH to Benjamin and Irene (Lillard) Norris. She was united in marriage to Lester W. Geiser on March 5, 1939, in Marshallville. He died March 27, 1999.

Ruth had been a resident of Wayne County most of her life. She was a member of Orrville Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing circle and the deaf ministry of the church.

Survived by daughters, Betty (Dale) Buchwalter of Wooster, OH; Carol (Keith) Workman of Orrville, OH; Jeanne (Ralph) Porter of Polk, OH, and Debra Mast of Tampa, FL; son, Harold (Bonnie) Geiser of Smithville, OH; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Nixie Johnston
of Smithville, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband Lester, 3 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Etholeen Allenbaugh.

Funeral Service was April 9, 2011 at Orrville Mennonite Church with Pastors Todd Martin and Bill Seymour officiating. Burial was in Smithville Cemetery.

Source: Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Gerber, Melva M. Gerber
, 90, of Kidron, OH died December 16, 2011 at West View Manor Nursing Home in Wooster, OH. She was born in Kidron on May 18, 1921 to E.P. and Fannie (Lehman) Gerber and married Dwight R. Gerber on April 16, 1941. He died January 21, 2001.

Melva and Dwight were the founders of Gerber's Poultry in Kidron and they were both charter members of the Kidron Mennonite Church and were active in many church activities. Melva enjoyed crafts, crocheting and following the Cleveland Indians. She was the support behind her husband as they together worked to develop the family business. This business today is operated by the 2nd and 3rd generations as a successful enterprise. Melva cared very much for her family and prayed for them every day.

She is survived by her four children, Julia (Bill) Gentry of Orrville, Mike (Donna) Gerber of Kidron, Susan (Gerald) Gerber of Apple Creek and Tim (Michelle) Gerber of Dalton; eleven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; a brother, Glenford (Lillian) Gerber of Kidron; and a sister-in-law, Catherine (Oren) Gerber of Kidron.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two infant daughters; an infant son; sisters, Dora Amstutz, Lila Gerber and Anna Miller; and brothers, Edwin and Oren Gerber.

Memorial services were December 19, 2011 at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Pastors Thomas Dunn and Lydell Steiner officiating. Family graveside services will be held in the church cemetery.

Source: Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Gerber, Weldon
, 90, of Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH died June 3, 2011 at the same place. He was born December 23, 1920 in Holmes Co., OH to William and Florence (Geib) Gerber. On March 16, 1946 he was married to Esther Schrock.

Surviving are Daughters: Verdella Sue, Carolyn (Robert) Bard, Cheryl (Jay) Johnson, and Connie (Robert) Miller; Sons: Richard (Elizabeth), and John (Marjie), nine grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held June 6, 2011 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

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Gerber, Weldon, 90, of Millersburg, OH died Friday, June 3, 2011 at Joel Pomerene Memorial Hospital at Millersburg, OH. He was born December 23, 1920 in Holmes Co., Ohio to William and Florence (Geib) Gerber. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Esther Schrock whom he married March 16, 1946, his 6 children Verdella Sue Gerber of Berlin, OH; Richard Loyal (Elizabeth) Gerber of Millersburg, OH; Carolyn (Robert) Bard of Mantua, OH; Cheryl (Jay) Johnson of Beach City, OH; John David (Marjie) Gerber of Millersburg, OH; Connie (Robert) Miller of Millersburg, OH; his 6 grandchildren Terry Bard, James (Leslie) Bard, Tammy Sabatino, Robert (Laurel) Miller Jr., Kenny Miller and Veronica Gerber, 3 step granddaughters, 5 great grandchildren and 3 step great grandchildren.

Celebration of Life Services will be held June 6, 2011 at 11:00 AM at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with Pastor Don Hamsher officiating. Burial will take place on June 6, 2011 at 10:00 AM in the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday 2-5 PM at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church.

Source: Smithe-Varns Funeral Home Sugarcreek, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

 



Gerig, Lucille Mae Richer
, 86, of Archbold, Ohio died March 4, 2011 at Defiance, Defiance Co., Ohio.  She was born February 7, 1925 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio to Sam and Lucinda (Aeschliman) Richer.  On June 14, 1986 she was married to Melvin Gerig, who died June 28, 2003.

Lucille has no biological children.  She is survived by eight step-children, Marlene Stuckey of West Unity, Larry (Bonnie) Gerig of New Holland (Pennsylvania), Ronald (Jody) Gerig of Pettisville, Marlin (Karen) Gerig of Archbold, David (Rhonda) Gerig of Kornersville, (North Carolina), LaMar (Dawn) Gerig, and Douglas (Sue) Gerig both of Archbold, and Ronald (Liz) Nafziger of Wauseon; 23 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; nephews and nieces, Lowell and Linda Richer of Wauseon, David and LouAnn Kanagy of Archbold, Paul and Sandra Tinsler of Lebanon, Bob and Donna Oswald of Loveland (Colorado), Greg and Linda Richer Slough, Kalamazoo (Michigan), Thom and Rhonda Richer Reiher of London (Colorado), Joe and Susan Richer of Maumee, Bob and Margaret Richer Smith of Iowa City (Iowa), Jim and Brenda Richer of Wauseon, and Ned and Dorothy Richer of St. Charles (Illinois).

Two brothers, Harold Richer and Orville Richer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 9, 2011 at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville,  Fulton Co., Ohio.

Submitted by: Audrey Rupp, Wauseon, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Gingerich, Alvin Ray


Jan. 15,1935-Aug. 3, 2011

SHIPSHEWANA - Alvin Ray Gingerich, 76, of Shipshewana, died at 11:50 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2011, at his residence.

He was born Jan. 15, 1935, in Kokomo, to Joas and Mattie (Hochstetler) Gingerich. On June 9, 1955, in Shipshewana, he married Edna Irene Hochstetler. She survives.

Also surviving are daughters Nola Jean (Mervin) Beechy, Erma Lou (Homer) Bontrager and Ruth Ann Gingerich, all of Shipshewana, and Martha Sue (David) Knepp of Montgomery; sons Nelson Ray (Ruth) Gingerich of Middlebury and Merlin Lee (Suvilla) Gingerich of Tennessee; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sister Lydia Bontrager of Arlington, Wash.

He was preceded in death by son Wayne Allen Gingerich, his parents, and sister Mary Louise Otto.

Visitation will be all day today at the family residence, 7235 W 250 N., Shipshewana. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Orville Miller's residence, 2070 N. 700 W ,Shipshewana with bishops Casper Hochstetler and Leroy Miller. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 5, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 



Gingerich, Barbara Bontrager

Feb. 5, 1917 - July 21, 2011

TOPEKA -- Barbara Gingerich, 94, of Topeka, died at 9:20 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at her residence.

She was born Feb. 5, 1917, in LaGrange County to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Miller) Bontrager. On Dec. 4, 1941, she married Benedict J. Gingerich. He died Jan. 10, 1999.

Surviving are daughter Katie Irene (Ora Jr.) Nisley of Topeka; sons Clarence (Mary) Gingerich of Shipshewana, Ben (Linda) Gingerich Jr. of Ligonier, Freeman (Clara Fern) Gingerich, Orla (Becky) Gingerich and Perry (Janet) Gingerich, all of Topeka, and Larry (Paula) Gingerich of Ligonier; 25 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; 10 stepgrandchildren; and sister Lydia Bontrager of Shipshewana.

Her husband; parents; brothers Manas, Noah and Joe Bontrager; sister Saloma Mast; and one grandson are deceased.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today and all day Saturday at the family residence, 9105 W. 600 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday also at the family residence. Bishop LaVern Lambright and home ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 22, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Gingerich, Cleo "Butch" V.
, 82, of Kalona, IA died March 20, 2011 at Kalona, Washington Co., IA.  He was born July 25, 1928 in Washington Co., IA to Cornelius and Ruhama (Yoder) Gingerich.  On June 12, 1956 at Wayland, Washington Co., IA he was married to Dorothy Swartzendruber, who survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Marsha & husband Arlis Diener, and a son, Vaughn Gingerich.

A brother, Emmett Gingerich, and four sisters, Hettie Hoylman, Ida Yoder, Mena Pauline Langlas and Dorothy Gingerich preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 23, 2011 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, IA with burial in South Gingerich Cemetery, Kalona, IA.

Submitted by: Janice Hostetler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Gingerich, Esther Elizabeth Zimmerman
, 96, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died April 7, 2011 the same place.  She was born August 23, 1914 at Lancaster, PA.  On May 21, 1944 at Lancaster, PA she was married to Andrew Gingerich, who was born October 29, 1911 and died February 21, 2010.

Surviving are children, Lois & Durwood Bast, Willow Street, PA; Willard & Alina Gingerich, Queens, NY; Hubert & Mary Ellen Gingerich, Ellisburg, NY; and David & Norma Gingerich, Fort Collins, CO, 11 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Jake and Paul and a sister, Dorothy preceded her in death.

In 1939 Esther graduated from Preston Retreat Nursing School in Philadelphia, PA. Until her marriage, she worked as a private duty nurse for many families in the Lancaster area. Following her marriage, she fulfilled her role as a pastor's wife through her gifts of hospitality, entertaining, teaching, encouraging, and loving people.   Esther enjoyed quilting, gardening, cooking, travelling, entertaining and spending time with family.

Memorial services were held April 11, 2011 at Croghan Mennonite Church, Croghan, NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Susan Boldt, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 



Gingerich, Lillian M. Miller

May 18, 1924 - June 21, 2011

GOSHEN - Lillian M. Gingerich, 87, died Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at her home.

She was born May 18, 1924, in Goshen to the late Ira S. and Fannie Mae (Bender) Miller. She married John S. Gingerich Sept. 14, 1947, in Goshen. He died Aug. 24, 1995.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Del) Jakabosky of Olathe, Kan.; three sons, Kenneth (Karen) Gingerich of Omaha, Neb., Keith Gingerich of Honolulu and Kermit (Karyn) Gingerich of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a brother, K. Marion Miller of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Melvin and Lewis Miller.

A lifetime Goshen resident, Mrs. Gingerich attended Maple City Chapel. She enjoyed sewing, gardening and was a real prayer warrior.

Friends may call 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Maple City Chapel, Goshen, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be conducted. Burial will follow in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 23, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Gingerich, Wayne Walter
, 80, of Portland, Oregon died November 22, 2011 at the same place. He was born May 24, 1931 at to Walter and Alta Gingerich and was married to Vicki Meyer.

Surviving are children, Keith Gingerich (Peggy), Janet Gingerich, and three grandchildren.

Wayne's first wife, Ida Louise, died in 1996.

Memorial services were held December 3, 2011 at Portland Mennonite Church, Portland, Oregon with burial in Lincoln Memmorial Park, Portland.

Submitted by: Rod ___, Portland, OR
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Gingrich, Irvin B.,
97, of New Holland, PA died peacefully at his home April 25, 2011. Born in May City, Iowa, to Elias and Rebecca (Bauman) Gingrich. His wife of 74 years, Edna (Martin) Gingrich, died in 2009. He was a lifelong member of Goodville Mennonite Church, Goodville, PA, served as a Sunday School teacher and trustee.

Survied by his children: Mildred married to Charles Wert, Lititz, PA; Lorraine married to Amos Hess, Witmer, PA; Carl M. married to Ruth Ann (Eberly) Gingrich, New Holland, PA; Kenneth M. married to Judy (Black) Gingrich, New Holland; Irvin, Jr. married to Marlene (Weaver) Gingrich, Leola; Lois A. Garman, Manheim, PA; and Susan J. married to Nelson Martin, East Earl, PA; 22 grand children; 34 great-grandchildren; a great-great grandson and two sisters: Miriam married to Louis Hurst, Ephrata, PA and Lovina married to David Martin, Myerstown, PA.

He was preceded in death by his wife Edna, a great grandson Micah Berthold; and eight siblings: Elias Gingrich, Sidney Gingrich, Nancy Stauffer, Lucinda Burkholder, Leah Gingrich, Elsie Burkholder, Minerva Weaver and Rachel Weaver.

His funeral was April 28, 2011 at Goodville Mennonite Church with Pastors Bruce Sauder and Nelson Martin officiating. Interment was in the Goodville Mennonite Cemetery.

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

 



Glick, David F.

July 26, 1920 - March 8, 2006

MIDDLEBURY -- Friends of David F. Glick may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mount Joy Conservative Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Revs. Todd Neuschwander and Marvin Troyer, both of the Living Waters Church, and the Rev. Ben Shirk will officiate. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Mr. Glick, 85, of 402 W. Berry, died at 8:38 a.m. Wednesday (March 8, 2006) in the emergency room of Goshen General Hospital, apparently of a heart attack.

He was born July 26, 1920, in Lancaster County, Pa., to John K. and Sarah (Fisher) Glick and had moved to this area in 1949, coming from Pennsylvania. He married Lavina Schrock on May 13, 1951, at Townline Mennonite Church, Shipshewana.

She survives, along with four daughters, Rosa (Don) Eash of Greenfield, Ind., and Sara (Jeff) Lantzer, Martha (Jack) Hankins and Susie (Robert) Richardson, all of Goshen; two sons, Sam Glick of Elkhart and Bob (Janet) Glick of Goshen; 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; one sister, Emma (Abner) Zook of Newmanstown, Pa.; and one brother, Christ Glick of Gap, Pa.

He was preceded in death by four infant brothers and one sister.

Mr. Glick was a farmer, carpenter, school bus driver and the owner of the Gospel Light Book Store, Middlebury. He was a member of Living Waters Church, Mennonite Disaster Services, a volunteer involved with prison ministry and graded Bible study course papers for Gospel Echoes.

Memorials may be given to C.A.P.S. and online condolences may be sent by visiting millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 10, 2006
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Glick, Lavina Schrock, 88, of Goshen, formerly of Middlebury, IN died June 23, 2011 at Greencroft Health Care in Goshen. She was born on September 6, 1922, in Arthur, IL, to Jacob and Fannie (Hershberger) Schrock. On May 13, 1951 in Shipshewana she married David Glick, he died March 8, 2006.

Surviving are four daughters, Rosie (Don) Eash of Greenfield, IN; Sara (Jeffery) Lantzer, Martha (Jack) Hankins and Susie (Robert) Richardson all of Goshen, IN; two sons, Bob (Janet) Glick of Goshen, IN; Sam Glick of Elkhart, IN; 15 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, four sisters, Lydia Gingerich, Pollyanna Bontrager, Katie Miller and Susie Schrock; three brothers, Menno, Levi and Mel Schrock.

She was a member of Living Waters Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Funeral services will be at June 26, 2011 at Living Waters Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Rev. Marvin Troyer and Rev. Glen Gingerich. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Source: Miller Stewart Funeral Home Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Glick, Nathan R.
, 34, of North Lawrence, died Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011 as a result of an auto accident. He was born Sept. 11, 1976 in Fredericksburg, the son of Albert and Elaine (Zook) Glick. He had been an area resident all of his life and was a Real Estate Developer.

He is survived by his three children, Victoria Renee, Samantha Nichole and Nathan Tyler, all of Van Voorhis, Pa.; his parents, Albert and Elaine Glick of North Lawrence; 12 brothers and sisters, Lorraine (Marvin) Weaver of Orrville, Loren (Barbara) Glick of Wooster, Lanette (John) Glick of Massillon, Eldon (Karen) Glick of Dalton, Marilene (James) Atnip of Cody, Wyo., Nelson (Clara) Glick of Hardin, Mont., Joanna (Walter) Zimmerman of Loudonville, Kevin (Marlene) Glick of Dalton, Hiram Glick of Massillon, Lois (David) Allison of Dundee, Joseph (Charlene) Glick of Massillon and Angela (Nathan) Hostetler of Wooster; and 81 nieces and nephews.

Services will be Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Kidron Mennonite Church with Edward Zook, Marvin Weaver and John Glick officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery. Friends may call Friday from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at the church. Tributes may be shared at www.Murray-Funeral-Home.com

Published in The Repository on January 13, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Gnagey, Allen Daniel
, 84, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died January 30, 2011 at the same place from natural causes.  He was born October 15, 1926 at Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa to Howard Daniel and Barbara (Yoder) Gnagey.  On February 21, 1952 at Archbold he was married to Donna Sauder, who was born January 20, 1931 and survives.

Surviving are children, Keith and Linda Gnagey; Faith and Neil Rupp; Brenda and Max Aeschliman; and Brent and Jan Gnagey; 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Doris Gnagey; and Mary and Jon Potter; and a brother, James and Jane Gnagey.

A brother, Robert Gnagey and an infant sister preceded him in death.

Allen was a woodworker, working at Sauder Manufacturing for 32 years.  He and wife Donna began "The Doughbox" bakery where he helped out for 20 years.  Allen was very active in his home church as well as the broader Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold, Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio.

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




Gnagey, Donna Mae Sauder
, 80, of Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio died February 20, 2011 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born January 20, 1931 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio to Harry and Viola (Yedica) Sauder.  On June 21, 1952 at Archbold she was married to Allen Daniel Gnagey, who was born October 15, 1926 and died January 30, 2011.

Surviving are children, Keith Gnagey, Linda; Faith Rupp, Neil; Brenda Aeschliman, Max; and Brent Gnagey, Jan; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, a sister, Betty Troyer and a brother-in-law Dale Gautsche.

A sister, Leanna Gautsche and a brother-in-law Leonard Troyer preceded her in death.

She was active at Central Mennonite Church and the broader Mennonite Church with gifts of hospitality.   She began and operated the Doughbox Bakery in Archbold.

Memorial services were held February 26, 2011 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH.

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



Gochnauer, Jean Y. Herr
, 80, of Conestoga, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster County in Mount Joy. She leaves a legacy of a person of strong faith who spent many hours in prayer.

She was married 52 years to the late Paul H. Gochnauer who died in 2005. Born in Lancaster Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elvin G. and Laura E. (Herr) Herr.

Jean was a homemaker and a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing circle. Jean had a selfless caring spirit and enjoyed her volunteer work at the Columbia Re-Uzit Shop, the Hans Herr Gift Shop, the Auxiliary of the Rohrerstown Fire Co. and quilting at the M.C.C. Resource Center. She was a graduate of Penn Manor High School.

Surviving are two sons, James E. husband of Ruth A. Gochnauer of Brooklyn, NY and David L. husband of Rebecca Gochnauer of Conestoga; three daughters, C. Jane wife of Myron Brubaker of Olar, SC, Patricia Lee wife of Carl Frey of Lancaster, and Sandra F. wife of Wayne Reist of Landisville. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, seven great grandchildren; and two sisters, Arlene wife of Harry Brenneman of Westminster, SC and Mary Ann wife of Lamar Denlinger of Carlisle.

A Funeral Service will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 2:30 P.M. at the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, 601 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA. Friends may call at the church on Friday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Saturday from 1:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Interment in the Rohrerstown Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, 601 Rohrerstown Road, Lancaster, PA 17603 or to Camp Andrews, 1226 Silver Spring Road, Holtwood, PA 17532.

Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home

Intelligencer Journal - 11/17/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Gochnauer, Linda Irene Yutzy
, 57, of Plain City, OH died May 27, 2011. She was born in Marysville, OH on December 6, 1953, to Melvin & Mary (Gingerich) Yutzy.

Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Dennis, and a stillborn grandson, Addison James Schrock.

She is survived by her husband of nearly 32 years, James Y. Gochnauer; children, John of Plain City, Naomi (Darrell) Schrock of Bealeton, VA; Mark of Plain City; and granddaughters, Jolynn and Carina Schrock. She is also survived by siblings, Rose (Carl) Eby of London, Nate (Ruth) Yutzy of Hawkesville, Ontario, Canada; Steve (Dianne) Yutzy of Plain City, Lucy (Lloyd) Beachy of Plain City; and Sheila (Allen) Campbell of Bellefontaine. She has 19 nieces and nephews and 3 great-nieces and nephew.

Linda was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed being a homemaker, reading, working in her flowerbeds and being with her granddaughters. She was a long time member of the United Bethel Mennonite Church and was a very faithful in attendance, even when her health made mobility difficult for her. She enjoyed music and had a beautiful high-soprano voice. She cared about the spiritual needs of others and had a very unselfish attitude, always putting the desires of others ahead of her own.

Funeral service was May 31, 2011 Bethel Mennonite Church Plain City, burial was in the United Bethel Mennonite Cemetery, Plain City, Ohio

Source: Unknown
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Gockley, Lester W.
, 88, of Rothsville, PA died January 29, 2011 at Lancaster, PA.  He was born August 15, 1923 at Lancaster, PA to Lester B. Annie (Wanner) Gockley.  He was married to Miriam Hess.

Surviving are his wife, a son, Lester W. (Karen) Gockley of Beijing, China; a daughter, M. Darlene Weaver, Akron, PA, 4 grandchildren, and two sisters, Naomi Goshert, Ephrata, and Mary Scheirey of Washington.

Six brothers and two sisters preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 8, 2011 at Richard H. Heisey Funeral Home, Lititz, PA with burial in Byerland Mennonite Cemetery, Willow Street, PA.

Submitted by: Wilma Ebersol, Ephrata, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Godshalk, Earl H.
, 84, of Blooming Glen, PA died May 21, 2011 at Quakertown, PA. He was born November 10, 1926 at Chalfont, PA to Horace and Elsie (Hockman) Godshalk. On November 11, 1950 he was married to Ruth D. Mitman, who was born November 6, 1926 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Beth Ponzio, a son, E. Brent Godshalk, 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and a brother, Paul Godshalk.

Memorial services were held May 25, 2011 at Doylestown Mennonite Church Doylestown, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Godshalk, Earl H., 84, of Blooming Glen, PA, died May 21, 2011 at Grand View Hospital. Born in Chalfont, PA to Horace and Elsie (Hockman) Godshalk. He was the beloved husband of Ruth D. (Mitman) Godshalk for 60 years.

Earl was a life time member of Doylestown Mennonite Church, where he was active with the TNT youth activities group. From 1950 to 1968 Earl and his family served with the Allentown Mennonite Mission. Earl enjoyed speaking Pennsylvania Dutch and attending dinners at the Grund-Sow Lodge. He was known to fix anything, enjoyed flowers and gardening.

In addition to his wife he is survived by: A daughter, Beth Ponzio of Philadelphia, PA; A son, E. Brent Godshalk, PhD of Cary, NC; two grand-daughters, Lisa Ramirez and her husband - Juan of Philadelphia, PA. and Ashley Godshalk of Cary, NC; A grandson, Tyler Godshalk of Cary, NC; and a
great-grandson Antonio Giovanni Ramirez of Philadelphia, PA; a brother, Paul Godshalk of Souderton, PA.

Funeral services will be held on May 25, 2011 at Doylestown Mennonite Church. Burial will take place at Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery, Doylestown, PA.

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



Goering, Ann "Beth" Elizabeth Eldridge
, 92, of North Newton, Harvey Co., Kansas died March 18, 2011 at the same place from congestive heart failure due to advanced age. She was born May 2, 1918 at Kansas City, Missouri to John P. and Grace (Comstock) Eldridge. On August 23, 1941 at Kansas City, Missouri she was married to Jacob "Jake" Daniel Goering, who was born January 12, 1918 and survives.

Surviving are a son, J. Daniel (Marian) Goering, two daughters, Kathleen Goering (Kevin) McMahon and Barbra Goering (Jim Murray), as well as five grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Two sisters, Rosena Eldridge Peters and Grace Eldridge Halperin preceded her in death.

Beth Eldridge Goering, 92, died on March 18, 4:00 p.m., at Kidron Bethel Health Care in North Newton. She was born May 2, 1918, to John P. and Grace Comstock Eldridge in Kansas City, Missouri. Although originally named Ann Elizabeth, she was always called Beth.

Beth attended Paseo High School and Kansas City Junior College and received her B.S. degree in Home Economics at Bethel College, where she met her future husband, Jacob D. Goering. They were married in August 1941.

During World War II, Beth served as dietician at Civilian Public Service Camps in Lapine, Oregon, and North Fork, California, where her husband was also on the staff. With the birth of her first child, J. Daniel Goering in 1945, Beth gave her time and attention to her growing family as they moved to Akron, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois and Smithsburg, Maryland. When her husband accepted a position on the faculty of the University of Maryland, the family, now including daughters Kathleen and Barbra, moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where Beth and Jacob lived for 39 years.

In the mid-sixties, Beth received training as one of the first Head Start teachers in Montgomery County, and then taught Head Start in Burtonsville, Maryland for seven years. In 1973 she accompanied her husband to attend the C.G. Jung Institute in Zurich, Switzerland. She participated in workshops on the therapeutic art of painting images that emerge in dreams and the unconscious. Upon her return to the U.S., Beth hosted classes facilitating painting from the unconscious in Silver Spring for the next 17 years. Beth also studied the practice of reflexology and over the years performed foot massages for many friends and family members. In 1996, Beth and Jacob moved to Kidron Bethel Retirement Village in North Newton, Kansas, where Beth constructed a painting room, continued to give foot treatments to friends and family, and became a volunteer for Harry Hynes Hospice at Kidron Bethel Health Care until shortly before her death. Beth's body was donated to the K. U. Medica Center in Kansas City, Kansas. Ashes will be inurned at a later date.

Memorial services were held March 29, 2011 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, Kansas with burial to be in BCMC Columbarium, North Newton.

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



Goertz, Ernest Arnold
, 88, of Goessel, KS died February 18, 2011 at the same place.  He was born May 2, 1922 in Harvey Co., KS to Henry F. and Martha (Schmidt) Goertz.  On August 11, 1947 he was married to Elma Ruby Goertzen.

Surviving are children, Ruth and Les Reiselt; Emily Goertz; Dorothy Goertz and Chuck Bernstein; Joel Goertz; Esther and Stan Epp; Naomi Goertz and Chris Ingram; and Alice Goertz (daughter-in-law), 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and three brothers, Alvin Goertz, Art Goertz and Richard Goertz.

A son, Henry Goertz; a daughter Mary Goertz; and two sisters, Bertha Schroeder and Rachel (Goertz) ? preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 23, 2011 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Marion Co., KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Kim Funk, Newton, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Goertz, Florence Gering
, 90, of Freeman, SD died August 31, 2011 at the same place. She was born September 6, 1920 at Freeman, SD to Jacob J. and Carolyn Gering. On May 11, 1941 at Freeman she was married to Reuben Goertz, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Richard (Karen) Goertz; JoEllen (Dennis) Koerner; Bernette (Steve) Weier; and Paulette (Duane) Ohnstad, 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Joyce Stalheim and Faye Goertz, and a brother, William Burge.

Memorial services were held September 3, 2011 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Elizabeth, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Goerzen, Wendy Jean Harms
, 49, of Newton, KS died March 21, 2011 in  Harvey Co., KS.  She was born December 27, 1961 at Newton, KS to Clayton Lee and Virginia Rose (Williamson) Harms.  On September 2, 1984 at Newton, KS she was married to Bryan Goerzen.

Surviving are her parents, children, Brittany Goerzen, Sheldon Goerzen, and Hayden Goerzen; and siblings, Lonnie and Sandra Harms; Diane and Ron Meyers; Lynette and John Koetting; and Jennifer and John Martinez.


Memorial services were held March 26, 2011 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Marion Co., KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Kim Funk, Newton, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Good, C. Mae Knauer
, 95, of Denver, PA, died Friday, May 27, 2011 at her home. Born in Reading, to Samuel W. and Carrie G. (Auman) Knauer. Her husband, Roy E. Good, Sr., died Aug. 24, 2003. Mae was a homemaker and a member of Fairview Mennonite Church in Reading.

Surviving is a son, Roy E., Jr., married to Doris (Reed) Good of Denver; four grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are eight brothers and sisters, Ralph, Warren, Samuel, Irvin, and John Knauer, Annie Heffner, Bessie Smith, and Ethel Lemmer.

Funeral services will be held on June 1, 2011 at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, with the Reverend Jay Fox and the Reverend Leroy Gehman officiating. Interment will be in the Bowmansville Mennonite cemetery East Earl, PA.

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



Good, Esther E. Good

ORRVILLE -- Esther E. Good, 90, of Orrville, formerly of the Wadsworth area, wife of the Late Elmer Good, passed away Saturday, Oct. 29, 2011, at her residence after a short period of declining health.

She was born Aug. 25, 1921, in Medina County to the late Abram and Elsie (Eberly) Good and married Elmer Good on Jan. 16, 1943 in Wadsworth. Elmer died May 1, 2009.

Esther graduated from Wadsworth High School and was a homemaker all her life.

She was a member of County Line Mennonite Church and had worked with her husband to produce the "Home Lights" newsletter, published in the interest of the County Line Mennonite Church, for more than 45 years.

Surviving are children, Milton (Ruth) Good of Dalton, Eldon Good of the home, Ann (Wilbur) Steiner of Smithville, May (Darry) Neuenschwander of Dalton, Elmer Dean (Wanda) Good of Oconto, Wis., Norma (Wain) Neuenschwander of Orrville and Gloria (Michael) VanPelt of Columbiana; 43 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; a great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Pauline Ressler and Beulah (John) Horst Amstutz, both of Wadsworth; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandchild, and sisters, Mabel Wenger and Mary Wenger.

Services will be Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m. at County Line Mennonite Church, 19199 Church Road, Dalton, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call today (Tuesday) from 1-4 and 6-9 p.m. at County Line Mennonite Church in Dalton.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is assisting the family with arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Ghana Mission, in care of Clarence Eberly, 6717 Zuercher Road, Dalton 44618.

Wooster Record, Wooster, OH
Oct. 31, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Good, George G.
, 80, of 512 Westfield Dr., New Holland, died Tuesday, February 1, 2011 at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Aaron and Sarah (Groff) Good. He was married 59 years on Dec. 1 to Sadie (Stoltzfus) Good.

George was the owner and operator of George G. Good Custom Home building and developing for the past 52 years.

He was a member of the Conestoga Church of the Brethren in Leola where he formerly served on the building committee. He was also a member of Little Marsh Hunting Club in Tioga County and a former member of the Honey Brook Lions Club. George also enjoyed hunting, fishing, and traveling.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Doris, married to Charles Gilgore of Narvon, Beverly, married to Richard Wayman of Leicester, England, Larry G. Good and his partner, Therese Troupe of Gap, Rick L., married to Kathleen (Fierstein) Good of Lititz, and Wanda Good and her partner, Brent Wily of New Holland; six grandchildren, Connie, Susan, Kyle, Jared, Josh, and Hannah; six great grandchildren, Daulton, Shawntel, Elaina, Jenna, Ayden, and Hannah; a brother, Mervin Good of Lebanon County; and his beloved furry friends, Buddy and Abby.

Preceding him in death are two brothers, Harlan and Lester Good; and two sisters, Thelma Miller and Mabel White.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday at 1 pm at the Conestoga Church of the Brethren, 141 E. Main St., Leola with the Pastors Alan and Kathy Miller officiating. Interment will be in the Bareville Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Friday from 6-8 pm and on Saturday from Noon-1 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/3/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Good, Glenn D.
, 63, of Tamaqua, PA, died April 25, 2011 in his residence surrounded by his loving family. Born in Lancaster County, to Clyde M. and Elizabeth H. (Keagy) Good. He was the husband of Rhoda L. (Hostetter) Good. They were married 43 years this past July.

He was a member of New England Valley Mennonite Church, Tamaqua. He was employed from 1972 until his retirement in 1994 as a carpenter at for Earl W. Horst Construction, Tamaqua.

He is survived by Wife; Step Mother, Kathryn R. (Graybill) Good, Richfield, Juniata County; Daughters, Wilma J. (Good) wife of Wesley S. Newswanger, Denver, Lancaster County, Kristine M. Good, at home; Sons, David L. husband of Rachel L. (Putt) Good, Schuylkill Haven, Timothy D. husband of Laraine K. (Shank) Good, Bernville, Berks County, Jonathan C. Good, at home and Justin L. Good, Lyons, NY. Other survivors include a Sister, Nancy E. (Good) wife of Nelson C. Martin, Mount Etna, Berks County. There are also 15 Grandchildren.

Mr. Good was predeceased by a sister, Joyce A. (Good) Sensenig; and a granddaughter, Shonda Good.

Funeral Services are April 28, 2011 at the New England Valley Mennonite Church. Interment was in the New England Valley Mennonite Cemetery. Tamaqua, PA.

Source: Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Good, Heber "James"

DALTON -- Heber James Good, 69, 153 S. Kurzen Road, Dalton, passed away at his home, on Monday morning, Oct. 31, 2011, after a short battle with cancer.

Services will be Thursday, Nov. 3 at 10:30 a.m., at Rock of Ages, Church of God in Christ, Mennonite Church, 4451 S. Kansas Road, Apple Creek 44606, with ministers Phil Schrock, Luke Troyer and John Martin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the church on Wednesday, Nov. 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Assisting the family with arrangements is Auble Funeral Home, Orrville. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be left at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

He was born in Wooster on Oct. 18, 1942 to Heber and Edith (Weaver) Good, and was united in marriage to Judith Litwiller on Sept. 15, 1963, in Ithaca, Mich. She survives.

The first three and half years of his life were spent in Columbiana County at his Grandpa Weaver's home, and the remainder in Wayne County, where he had attended Dalon Schools. During the first two years of his marriage he served in 1-W service in Buhler, Kan., and Campo 45 in Chihuahua, Mexico. He then worked on and owned a dairy farm near Dalton. He retired from farming in 2006.

Following retirement, he did small engine repair, volunteered at MCC Connections and transported Amish Special Education children and teachers to school.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Judy, are children, Shari and Kent Hauder and their four children of Versailles, Mo., Debra of the home, Janelle and Kent Haynes and their five children of Chetek, Wis., Teresa and Aaron Toews and their three children of Hardin, Mont., and Brian Good also of Hardin, Mont.; his mother, Edith Good of Montezuma, Kan.; a brother, Lawrence and Dorothy Good of Center, Colo.; sisters, Rachel and Dennis Unruh of Versailles, Mo., Mary and Ben Swarey of Reedsville, Pa., and Lena and Luke Troyer of Dalton; sisters-in-law, Aneta and Tim Hochstetler of Marion, Ala., Connie Stoner of Ithaca, Mich., and Faith Nightingale of Twin Falls, Idaho.

His father, a brother, John, a niece, Janice Unruh, and two brothers-in-law died previously.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or to MCC Connections, P.O. Box 19, Kidron 44636.

Wooster Record, Wooster, OH
Oct. 31, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Good, Jerrel Lynn
, 48, of South Boston, VA died Dec. 15, 2011 in Amherst Co., VA. during a traffic accident. He was born May 18, 1963 in Halifax Co., VA on May 18, 1963, to James Louis Good and Miriam Hilty Good and was married to Joyce Martin Good. He was a member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church and was a Bishop in the Southeastern Mennonite Conference and was a former missionary in Puerto Rico.

Survivors include his wife, Joyce Good; three daughters, Krista Good Miller and husband, Jamin Miller of Jesup, Ga., Kayla Ann Good and Tabatha Jo Ann Good of the home, four sons, Jeffrey Lewis Good of Cluster Springs, Jared Wesley Good, Kenton James Good and Justin Daniel Good, all of the home; his parents, James and Miriam Good of South Boston; two brothers and their wives, Steven Keith Good and wife Lynn Moore Good of South Boston and Kelvin Trent Good and wife Kristin Hobbs Good of Scottsburg.

Funeral service was Dec. 22, 2011 at Grace Baptist Church with Nathan Good and Larry Showalter conducting the service. A private family burial will follow in the Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: SoVaNow.com December 19, 2011.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Good, LaVerne H.
"Goody", 65, of 120 Country Dr., Denver, formerly of New Holland, PA, died Monday, August, 22, 2011 at Atlantic General Hospital, Berlin, MD, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Hinkletown, PA he was the son of Esther (Herr) Good of Lancaster and the late Cloyd Good. His wife, Rowena J. (Weaver) Good, died April 14, 1998.

"Goody" worked at the former Sperry New Holland plant, now CNH, in New Holland for 36 years, retiring in 2001. Prior to retiring he was a fork lift operator.

He was a member of St. John Center Lutheran Church, New Holland VFW Post 7362, New Holland American Legion Post 662, Penn Dutch Sportsman's Club in New Holland, and the Wild Country Hunting Club in Wellsboro, PA.

LaVerne was an avid hunter and fisherman. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and being an ice hockey fan. In his earlier years he also enjoyed playing ice hockey.

During the Vietnam War he served his country in the US Army.

Surviving in addition to his mother are two sons, Timothy, married to Kristine (High) Good of New Holland, and Sean, married to Lisa (Finefrock) Good of New Holland; four grandchildren, Cassondra, Corrine, Noah, and Jacob Good; three sisters, Shirley, married to Angel Orta of East Earl, Arlene, married to Francisco Delgado of East Earl, and Louise, married to Israel Colon Mohnton; and two brothers, Kenneth, married to Elena (Bedoya) Good of New Holland, and Donald Good of Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Aug. 26 at 11 a.m. at St. John Center Lutheran Church, 599 Reading Road, East Earl, PA with the Reverend Robert Kramer officiating. Interment will be in the Center Union Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday at the Groff-High Funeral Home, 145 W. Main St., New Holland, PA from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the Church.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/24/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Good, Robert J.

ORRVILLE -- Surrounded by his loving family, Robert J "Bob" Good, 77, of Orrville, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, July 18, 2011, at Aultman Hospital in Canton, after a short period of declining health.

Bob was born Dec. 14, 1933, on the family farm in Orrville, the son of H. Jason and Beulah (Yoder) Good, and was a 1951 graduate of Dalton High School. Bob's Voluntary Service was in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and also served his country for two years in 1W Service in Dayton.

He was united in marriage to Elverta Martin on May 15, 1954, in Orrville. Elverta passed away on Nov. 26, 1994. On Feb. 14, 1998, he married Donna L. Catrone. She survives.

Bob had been employed at Mennonite Mutual Insurance, Brenneman Insurance, Kinney Lumber, and served many years as Green Township clerk. Bob was a member of Wooster Grace Brethren Church, where he was a member of the choir, and also an associate member of Martins Mennonite Church, where he had served in numerous leadership positions. Bob was also a member of numerous community, civic and insurance organizations.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Donna (Catrone) Good, are children, Sheryl (Ed) Anderson of Apple Creek, Stan (Diane) Good of Winamac, Ind., and Carol (Mitch) Springer of Stanford, Ill.; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; his mother, Beulah Good of Rittman; brothers, Raymond B. (Betty) Good of Dawson Creek B.C., Canada, and Roger (Linda) Good of Bird-In-Hand, Pa.; and a sister, Helen (Luther Good) Schlabach of Smithville.

Bob was preceded in death by his father, H. Jason Good; his first wife, Elverta (Martin) Good; and a great-granddaughter, Brianna Nies.

Memorial services to celebrate Bob's life will be held at Wooster Grace Brethren Church, Saturday, July 23, at 10 a.m., with pastor Bob Fetterhoff officiating. Burial will be in Martins Mennonite Church Cemetery near Orrville at 8:30 a.m. prior to the memorial service, with pastor Bill Detweiler officiating.

Friends may call at Auble Funeral Home, 512 E. Oak St., Orrville, on Friday, July 22, from 4-8 p.m. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be left at www.aublefuneralhome.com.

The family suggests that contributions in Bob's memory be made to Hospice & Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691; or Bread of Life Food Pantry at Living Water Community Church, 200 N. Kurzen Road, Dalton 44618.

Bob had many interests in life, highlighted by his love for family and friends, as well as the joy he felt when singing with the Billy Graham Crusade Choir, Grace Brethren Church Choir, and Martins Mennonite Octet. However, nothing compared to the love and passion he felt by serving the Lord. His life was dedicated to helping others and glorifying God through his words and deeds.

Daily-Record, Wooster, OH
7/20/2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Good, Robert Lee
, 71, of Port Republic, died, June 6, 2011 at his home. He was born on September 16, 1939 in Mahoning County, Ohio to Lloyd Franklin and Mary Alice Lehman Good. On July 8, 1967, he married the former Joanne Kratz Good, who survives.

He was a member of Timberville Mennonite Church, enjoyed playing the accordion, playing often for local nursing homes. He enjoyed his tractor and plowing neighborhood gardens. He was previously employed by Bridgewater College. He, along with his wife, owned and operated, This-n-That in the Dayton Farmers Market.

Pastor Harold Emswiler will conduct a graveside service on June 9, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at Pike Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at Pike Mennonite Church with Pastors Harold Emswiler and Fred Rodes officiating at 10:00 a.m.

Source: McMullen Funeral Home
Harrisonburg, VA,
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Good, Verna S., 92, of Ephrata, PA died April 8, 2011 at Fairmount Homes. Born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to George S. and Ellen (Stauffer) Good. Verna was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church.

Surviving are nine nieces and a nephew. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Elizabeth S. Good and Edna S. Stoltzfus and two brothers, Elwood and Melvin Good.

Her funeral service was April 13, 2011 at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel with Bishop C. Kenneth Martin and Pastor Leon R. Hurst officiating. Interment was in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Graber, Amanda Miller

GOSHEN -- Amanda Graber, 93, of Goshen, died at 9:55 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Greencroft Health Care Center, Goshen.

She was born Aug. 12, 1917, in Elkhart County to Noah J.L. and Mattie (Miller) Miller. On March 28, 1937, in Middlebury, she married Allen Graber. He died June 1, 2006.

Surviving are daughters Velda (Freeman) Hershberger of Goshen and Idella (Rev. Ruben) Chupp of Nappanee; sons Devon (Barb) Graber of Constantine, Mich., and Nelson (Jan) Graber of Portage, Mich.; nine grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by brothers Harvey, Menno, Levi, Amos, Noah N. and Ora Miller and sisters Fannie, Anna and Ida Miller and an infant.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Clinton Brick Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Son-in-law the Rev. Ruben Chupp and the Rev. Dan Miller will preside.

Memorials may be given to the church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 



Graber, Betty Lou Brown
, 75, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 28, 2011 at the same place.  She was born September 17, 1935 at North Lima, Ohio to Henry and Anna (Blosser) Brown.  On June 18, 1960 she was married to Calvin C. Graber, who was born July 13, 1935 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Jonathan (Phoebe) Graber and 2 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 2, 2011 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Sandra Shenk Lapp, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Graber, David J. "D.C." Dr., 77, of Kalona, IA died April 20, 2011 at his home. He was born November 20, 1933 in Arthur, Illinois, to Joe S. And Sarah (Troyer) Graber. On April 15, 1954 he was united in marriage to Anna Mae Herschberger. They lived in Illinois, Colorado and Iowa, moving to Kalona in 1995, where he worked as a Chiropractor. He was a member of the Christian Chiropractor Association through which he took three service trips to Jamaica. He attended Kalona Mennonite Church.

Survived by his wife Anna Mae Graber of Kalona, IA; a daughter Connie Ebersole (Lee) of Kalona, IA; two sons Joseph Graber (Ginger Hilburn) of Frisco, Texas, and David Graber (Dawn) of Tiffin, IA; eight grandchildren; a step-mother Katie Graber of Arthur, Illinois; two sisters Irma Helmuth and Mary Miller both from Arthur, Illinois, and a brother Henry Graber of Sarasota, Florida.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Alvin Graber and a granddaughter Sara Ebersole.

Celebration of life service was April 25, 2011 at Kalona Mennonite Church in Kalona. Rev. Scott Swartzendruber and Rev. Mick Murray will officiate. Burial will be at Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, IA.

Source: Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, Wellman, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


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Graber, David J., 77, of Kalona, Washington Co., IA died April 20, 2011 at the same place. He was born November 20, 1933 at Arthur, IL to Joe S. and Sarah (Troyer) Graber. On April 15, 1954 he was married to Anna Mae Herschberger, who survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Connie Ebersole (Lee) of Kalona; two sons, Joseph Graber (Ginger Hilburn) of Frisco, Texas; and David Graber (Dawn) of Tiffin, IA;
8 grandchildren, two sisters, Irma Helmuth and Mary Miller both of Arthur, IL; and a brother, Henry Graber of Sarasota, Florida.

A brother, Alvin Graber and a granddaughter, Sara Ebersole preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 25, 2011 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Iowa.

Submitted by: Janice Hostetler, Kalona, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Graber, Emma J. Eash Nisley


GOSHEN -- Emma J. Nisley Graber, 77, died Monday (Jan. 17, 2011) at her home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer. She had been ill since Thanksgiving.

She was born June 5, 1933, in LaGrange to the late Jacob and Annie (Schmucker) Eash. On March 15, 1956, in LaGrange, she married Rufus L. Nisley. He died on April 8, 2000. On Aug. 25, 2007, she married Lewis Graber.

Mr. Graber survives, along with a daughter, Carolyn Moses of Middlebury; sons Lester Wayne Nisley of Maricopa, Ariz., and Gary (Margie) Nisley of Goshen; stepchildren Vernon (Connie), LaVonne Ernst and Kevin (Donna) Graber, all of Goshen, Nancy (Robert) McGrath of Jacksonville, Fla., Deloris (Bill) Hoover and George (Kenlyn) Graber, both of New Paris; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and sisters Ida Byers of Goshen, Katie Schrock of Eustis and Esther Eash of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Polly Wilson, on Aug. 1, 2010, and a stepson, Curt Graber, on Jan. 12, 1990.

She worked as a cook at Greencroft for six and a half years, retiring in 2001, and was a caretaker for Jean Tom, which she enjoyed dearly. She attended New Paris Missionary Church.

She had many hobbies, including gardening, quilting, sewing and crafting. She enjoyed cooking for her family, playing games and putting puzzles together. She was most proud of making a special quilt for each of her grandchildren and giving it to them when they graduated.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Thursday at New Paris Missionary Church. Pastor David Hackney will officiate. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to Center for Cancer Care or Care at Home Hospice.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 18, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Gratz, Russell Edward
, 86, of Lima, OH died May 28, 2011. He was born October 3, 1924 and was married to Violet Hardesty, who survives.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Gratz, Russell Edward
1924-2011

Russell Edward "Russ" Gratz, 86, died at 2:30 a.m., May 28, 2011, at Baton Rouge Senior Health Facility, Lima, Ohio.

He was born Oct. 3, 1924, in Allen County to Homer S. and Edna Badertscher Gratz. On Dec. 16, 1961, he married Violet Hardesty Gratz, who survives in Lima.
Mr. Gratz was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton and was an employee of Ford Motor Co., Lima Engine Plant, from where he retired in 1988. He was also a teacher and varsity baseball coach and basketball coacher at Edgerton, Vaughnsville and Grand Rapids high schools.

He was a World War II Army veteran, a paratrooper, and assigned to the Army's 82nd Airborne Division.

He was a graduate of Bluffton High School in 1942 and graduated from Bluffton College in 1950 with a bachelor's degree in education.

Mr. Gratz was a member of the Bluffton High School 1941-42 basketball team that advanced to the Class B state basketball tournament. He was named to the all-tournament first team. He received all-Ohio honorable mention in 1950 as a member of the Bluffton College basketball team.

Survivors include two stepsons, Roger (Joan) Hardesty and E. Frank Hardesty, Lima; a brother, Donavin S. (Gayle) Gratz of Lancaster, Pa.; two sisters, Margaret Detwiler of Toledo, and Joan (Arden) Slotter, of Castle Road, Colo. Also surviving are five grandchildren.

A brother, Homer Gratz, Jr.; a sister, Kathleen Gratz; and a brother-in-law, Paul Detwiler, preceded him in death.

Graveside services will begin at 2:30 p.m., Wednesday in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at www.chamberlainhuckeriede.com.

By Fred Steiner | Wed, Jun 1, 2011
Bluffton, OH - http://blufftonicon.com/news
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Grieser, Geraldine "Geri"
, 92, of Paxton, IL died September 20, 2011. She was born April 9, 1919 and was married to Roy Grieser, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Stanley (Suzanne) Grieser, Marlene (Robert) Stalter, Patricia (David) Grace, Stephen (Geraldine E.) Grieser, 12 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held September 25, 2011 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, IL with burial in Memorial Gardens, Fisher, IL.

Submitted by: Angie Beachey, Fisher, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Geraldine "Geri" B. Grieser Noland

PAXTON - Geraldine "Geri" B. Grieser, 92, of Paxton, died at 4:31 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2011, at Heartland Healthcare Center of Paxton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25, at the East Bend Mennonite Church of Fisher, with the Rev. Michael Dean officiating. Burial will follow in the East Bend Mennonite Gardens, Fisher. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the church and one hour before the service on Sunday.

Mrs. Grieser was born April 9, 1919, in Rankin, the daughter of Oscar A. and Britha Gustava Thompson Noland. She married Roy E. Grieser on Oct. 15, 1940. He died June 24, 1993.

Surviving are: four children, Stanley (Suzanne) Grieser of Naples, Fla., Marlene (Robert) Stalter of Fisher, Patricia (David) Grace of Denham Springs, La., and Stephen (Geraldine E.) Grieser of El Paso; 12 grandchildren; 31 greatgrandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Grieser was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; one great-granddaughter; one step-great-grandson; four brothers; and four sisters.

Mrs. Grieser and her husband farmed for many years in the Gibson City and Paxton areas. She worked as a cook at the former West Lawn Grade School in Paxton before moving to Rantoul in 1961. She then worked for many years at Zanders Grocery in the bakery department and from 1966-68 as a cook at Rantoul High School.

They then moved to Champaign-Urbana, where she worked at Robeson's Department Store for many years in the handbag department and later at Carson Pirie Scott in the Lincoln Square Mall. After her husband died and she moved to Paxton, she worked at the Ford-Baier Furniture Store.

She attended and was very active in the East Bend Mennonite Church. She enjoyed gardening, baking and cross-stitching.

Memorials may be made to her church or Heartland Healthcare Center, Paxton.

Source: Paxton Record
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Grieser, Kathryn Anna Wyse
, 90, of Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio died August 28, 2011 at the same place from natural causes. She was born November 20, 1920 at Archbold to Clarence and Ella (Roth) Wyse. On April 30, 1941 at Archbold she was married to Ivan Grieser, who was born January 14, 1916 and died February 1, 2005.

Surviving are children, Mary (Chuck Prather) Grieser, Dan Grieser, Elizabeth (Alan Miller) Grieser, Tim (Sue) Grieser, and Anne (Brian) Rex, 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a sister Blanche Nafiger.

A son, David preceded her in death.

Kathryn worked in the office at the former Archbold Ladder Company and was a homemaker. She was a member of Central Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held August 31, 2011 at Fairlawn Chapel, Archbold, Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio.

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



Griffin, John W., Sr.
, 86, of Denver, CO died April 26, 2011 at the same place. He was born June 5, 1924 at Sioux City, IA. His wife, Jan Griffin survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Rochelle Griffin (Jantien Lodder) and a son, John Griffin, Jr (Jill Griffin), 3 grandchildren, and a brother, Paul Griffin.

His wife, Elsie Griffin preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 14, 2011 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS and May 21, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, CO with burial in Columbarium at FMC, Denver, CO.

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

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John Griffin Sr.

John W. Griffin, Sr. of Denver, Colorado died at his home in Denver April 26, 2011. CELEBRATION OF LIFE SERVICE will be held at First Mennonite Church, 430 W. Ninth Avenue Denver, Colorado on May 21, 2011 at 2 pm. John was preceded in death by his wife, Elsie, and is survived by his wife, Jan, his daughter, Rochelle Griffin(Jantien Lodder) of The Netherlands and his son, John Griffin, Jr. (Jill Griffin) and three grandchildren, Austin, Casey and Elyse Griffin of Hesston, Kansas.

John graduated from Morningside College in Sioux City, Iowa where he and Elsie established a student scholarship. He continued his educational pursuits receiving a Master's Degree in School Administration and Curriculum from Columbia University. Then he completed his doctoral studies at the Michigan State University. In his early career he taught math and science. In one small school, he taught math and science and was also the Principal and basketball coach. He moved on to serving as Principal and took a leadership role in developing and implementing new school facilities. The position he enjoyed most was serving as Superintendent of The American International School of The Hague in The Netherlands. John established Stewardship Counseling, Inc., providing charitable estate planning working with non-profit institutions such as colleges, hospitals, nursing homes and community foundations in Kansas and across the country.

He has often been referred to by peers as a pioneer in the field of philanthropy. Over the years John worked with Central Kansas Community Foundation, Community Foundation of Southwest Kansas, Emporia State University Foundation, Mennonite Brethren Foundation, Western Kansas Community Foundation and South Central Community Foundation. He was instrumental in helping to establish several of these community foundations. In South Dakota, he worked with the Watertown Community Foundation and South Dakota Community Foundation. In addition, he did consulting work with several colleges and universities such as Eastern Mennonite University, Emporia State University, Hesston College, Southwestern College and Tabor College. In the event you are not able to attend the service in person, you may wish to view the service live on line at www.hesston.edu/Griffin. In lieu of flowers, should you wish to make a memorial contribution in John's honor, the family suggests that you make a contribution to your favorite charity, church, college, university or community foundation.

Published in Denver Post on May 15, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Groff, Helen A. Andrew
, 91, of New Holland, PA, formerly of Hinkletown, died Sunday, May 1, 2011, at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in New Holland, PA to Harry W. and Sadie Mae (Brubaker) Andrew. Her husband Roy Groff died in 2001. She was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church, where she was a member of the Sewing Circle.

Helen is survived by her daughter, Kathy L., married to Dale E. Good, two granddaughters, Emily and Liana Good, a brother Mervin L. Andrew of Lititz,
a sister Edyth I. Kreider of New Holland, two nieces and a nephew.

She was preceded in death by a sister Ruth and a brother Harold Andrew.

Her funeral will be held Friday, May 6, at 2:00 p.m. at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, with Pastors Ron and Judy Zook officiating. Interment will be in the New Holland Mennonite Cemetery, New Holland, PA.

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



Groff, Megan Joelle
, stillborn daughter of Carl S. and Mary L. (Nolt) Groff, of 773 Alleghenyville Road, Mohnton, died Sunday, July 10, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital.

Surviving in addition to her parents are four siblings, Matthew, Alisha, Andrew, and Derek; paternal grandparents, Leon and Miriam (Shirk) Groff of Ephrata;
maternal grandparents, Elmer and Mary Jane (Martin) Nolt of Mohnton; paternal great grandmother, Lizzie Mae (Redcay) Groff of Ephrata; and maternal great grandparents, Rufus and Bernice (Weaver) Nolt of Manheim.

Preceding her in death is a brother, Dominic.

A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Cemetery, 140 Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata. Arrangements are with the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/12/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Groff, Stanley Arden "Artie"
- 86, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Hatfield, PA died May 3, 2011 at Abington Health Lansdale Hospital. Born in Hatfield, PA to Allen and Mary (Alderfer) Groff. He was the loving husband for 67 years to Trudell "Trudy" (Blank) Groff.

Stanley was a member of Zion Mennonite Church of Souderton, PA. He was a member of the Lansdale RA Chapter #301 F&AM for 50 years and a member of the Rajah Shriners International. Stanley was also a union representative for the Teamsters.

In addition to his wife, Trudy, he is survived by: Barry Groff (Son) & wife, Rita of Hatfield, PA; Joanne Brewer (Daughter) & husband, Warren of San Jose, CA; Henry Groff (Brother) of Sumneytown, PA; 4 Grandchildren; 5 Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Beverly Groff, 3 brothers and 4 sisters.

Funeral services will be held May 10, 2011 at Anders Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton, PA. Burial will take place at Hillside Cemetery in Souderton, PA.

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



Grove, Luther Elwood, Jr.
(also known as J.R.), age 82, of Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Hagerstown, MD, died July 23, 2011, at Holy Spirit Hospital in Camp Hill, PA. Born November 11, 1928 in Hagerstown, MD to Luther and Katie Grove, he is the brother of Martha Miller, John Grove, Arthur Grove, Erma Grove, Clarence Grove, Amanda Dick and Leona Musselman.

He married Leona Catharine Parmer of Greencastle, PA; they were looking forward to celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on September 1, 2011. Luther's childhood church was Cedar Grove Mennonite Church in Greencastle, PA. Later he became a member of Paramount Brethren in Christ Church in Paramount, MD, where he served as a church deacon and trustee, helped in the Sunday school nursery, and sang in the choir. He was also a board member at Heritage Academy in Hagerstown, MD, and was active in the Christian Businessmen's Committee. He was an active member of the Messiah Village Church.

Survived by his wife, Leona; daughters Karen Grove and her husband Jay Ach, Jolene Ness and her husband Randy; grandchildren Jaron, Katie (and her husband Josh Abro) and Natalie; and sisters Amanda Dick and Leona Musselman.

A memorial service was July 27, 2011 at the Messiah Village Church He will be buried at Cedar Lawn Memorial Park in Hagerstown, MD.

Source: Harold M. Zimmerman And
Son Funeral Home of Greencastle, PA .
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Grove, Mary Ellen Hertzler, 97, of Stuarts Draft, VA died April 8, 2011 at the same place. She was born January 23, 1914 at Newport News, VA to M. L. and Anna (Wenger) Hertzler. On June 7, 1938 she was married to Irvin Edward Grove, who was born May 13, 1914 and died October 3, 1992.

Surviving are children, Audrey & Jessy Pena, Dr. Stanley N. & Mary Grove, Lawrence E. & Judy Grove, Wesley J. & June Grove, Dr. Robert I. & Sheryl Grove,
15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Elsie Rohrer and Velma Garnand, and a brother, Allen Hertzler.

Two brothers, Dr. Charles Hertzler and Vernon Hertzler preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 17, 2011 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Mary Ellen Grove, 97, of Stuarts Draft, Va., died Friday, April 8, 2011, at Stuarts Draft Christian Home. Mary was born in Newport News, Va., on Jan. 21, 1914, and was a daughter of the late M.L. and Anna (Wenger) Hertzler. She was a member of the Springdale Mennonite Church in Waynesboro. She taught Sunday school and was active in other functions in the church. She was a homemaker.

She was united in marriage June 7, 1938, to Irvin Edward Grove, who died Oct. 3, 1992. Mary is survived by a daughter, Audrey Pena and husband, Jessy, of Stuarts Draft; four sons, Dr. Stanley N. Grove and wife, Mary, of Goshen, Ind., Lawrence E. Grove and wife, Judy, of Mount Sidney, Wesley J. Grove and wife, June, of Mount Solon, and Dr. Robert I. Grove and wife, Sheryl, of Avon, Ind.; two sisters, Elsie Rohrer of Harrisonburg and Velma Garnand of Chesapeake; and one brother, Allen Hertzler of Harrisonburg. She is also survived by 15 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Dr. Charles Hertzler, and Vernon Hertzler.

A memorial service will be conducted 3 p.m. Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Springdale Mennonite Church in Waynesboro with Pastor Mark Schloneger officiating. Interment was earlier at the Springdale Mennonite Church
Cemetery.

Daily News Record - 4/14/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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