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Lazarus Project

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.

2011 I to K


Imhoff, Ruth Litwiller ; . . Immel, Harlan; . . Irwin, Laura "Eleanor" Johnson; . . Iwanowski, Leon; . . Jantz, Sylvia R. Andres; . . Jantzi, Emery K.; . . Janzen, Doris Elda; . . Janzen, Dorothy; . . Janzen, Pearl Mierau; . .  Johns, Jean Shore; . . Juhnke, Quinton A.; . . Kale, William "Bill"; . . Kanagy, Irene Julia; . . Kapper, Bernice Hershberger; . . Kauffman, Anna J. Yoder; . . Kauffman, Beulah E. Good; . . Kauffman, Erma Yutzy, Byler; . . Kauffman, Ervin A.; . . Kauffman, Isaac; . . Kauffman, Katie Plank; . . Kauffman, Leora V.; . . Kauffman, Merle A.; . . Kauffman, Verda Pauline Lambright; . . Kaufman, Clyde Sidney; . . Kaufman, Delbert; . . Kaufman, Esther L. Peterson; . . Kaufman, Gordon Dester; . . Kaufman, Tilmar C. ; . . Keener, E. Elizabeth; . . Keener, Leavitt Merle; . . Keim, Aden A. Jr.; . . Keim, Wesley J.; . . Kemp, Samuel; . .  Kenagy, Clifford Ralph; . . Kennel, Anna Mae Honsaker; . . Kennel, Gladys V. Lehman; . . Kennell, Helen Marie Neuhauser; . . King, Aaron Martin; . . King, Arvilla Mae Yoder; . . King, Cora Elnora; . . King, Jeanette H. Miller; . .  King, Sanford Abraham; . . Kinzer, Hazel Miller; . . Kiser, Alvin Jacob; . . Kiser, Ruth Voth; . . Klaassen, Donna L. Regier; . . Kliewer, Albert A.; . . Knauer, Marie H. Zimmerman; . . Koehler, Mary Gehman; . .  Kramer, Glendon Fred;. . Kramer, Kathryn Esther Goering; . . Kraus, Mildred Inez Brunk; . . Kreider, Alice Lucille Hostetler Loewen; . . Kreider, Eby; . . Kreider, Mildred B. Landis; . .   Kriebel, Elsie M. Freed; . . Kroeker, Betty Ruth Holley; . . Kropf, Willis Joseph; . . Kuhns, Fannie A.; . . Kuhns, Jonas L.; . . Kuhns, Levi M.; . .   Kuhns, Martha Plank; . . Kulp, Christian; . . Kurtz, Jacob C. ; . .


Imhoff, Ruth Litwiller

METAMORA - Ruth M. Imhoff, age 95, of Peoria, formerly of Metamora, Ill., passed away at 9:13 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, 2011, at her residence.

She was born April 29, 1915, in Hopedale, Ill., to John E. and Phoebe (Good) Litwiller. She married Sanford D. Imhoff on June 4, 1938, in Hopedale, Ill. He passed away Feb. 2, 2008.

Surviving are two sons, Sanford J. (Kelly) Imhoff of Peoria and Thomas (Kathy) Imhoff of Metamora; two daughters, Becki (Rodney) Hartzler of Lexington, Ky., and Bonnie (Rodney) Abel of Peoria; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Elmer (Ethel) Litwiller of Hopedale; and a sister-in-law, Ada Litwiller of Delavan, Ill.

Ruth was preceded in death by one daughter, Cecelia Imhoff; one granddaughter, Heidi Abel; one grandson, Michael Mininger; two brothers; and five sisters.
Ruth enjoyed baking and gardening and had a quiet acceptance of all life and people.

She was a lifelong member of Metamora Mennonite Church.

A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011, at the Mason Funeral Home, Metamora Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Danner officiating. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Wednesday. Cremation rites have been accorded. Burial of ashes will be in Hickory Point Cemetery in Metamora.
Memorials may be made to Metamora Mennonite Church or Methodist Hospice.
Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.

Peoria Journal Star, The (IL)
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Immel, Harlan
, 92, of Sugarcreek, OH died December 16, 2011 in Walnut Hills Nursing Home at Walnut Creek, OH. Born July 4, 1919 in Holmes County to William and Elva (Stutzman) Immel. His wife the former Ruby Miller, whom he married April 28, 1945, preceded him in death in March 1993. He was a longtime member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. He loved his family and prayed for each family member daily.

Surviving are 3 sons Ellis Immel of Sugarcreek, Gordon (Donna) Immel of Kidron and Nevin (Sharlene) Immel of Sellersville, Pa.; 10 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by a daughter Carol Shoup, 2 brothers Robert and Glenn Immel and a sister Clara Mae Schlegel.

A celebration of life service was December 20, 2011 at 11:00 AM in the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with Pastor Don Hamsher officiating. Prior to services a committal service was at 10:00 AM. in the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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



Irwin, Laura "Eleanor" Johnson
, 93, of Germantown Hills, IL died October 15, 2011 at the same place. She was born May 20, 1918 at Oglesby, IL to John and Laura (Gaull) Johnson. On November 23, 1938 at Oglesby, IL she was married to John W. Irwin, who died in 1996.

Surviving are a son, William D., 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

Three sons, John, Robert, and Dennis, a daughter, Janice, a granddaughter, Diane, and a grandson, Greg preceded her in death.

She was a volunteer at Mennonite Heritage Center in Metamora, Sunday school teacher for more than 50 ye4ars, and involved with Girl Scouts for 30 years.

Memorial services were held October 22, 2011 at Cazenovia Mennonite Church, Cazenovia, IL with burial Lutheran Cemetery, Peoria, IL.

Submitted by: Susie Jauch, Metamora, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Iwanowski, Leon
, 86, died July 31, 2011 at Wayland, Iowa from natural causes. He was born January 29, 1924 at Slonim, Belarus, Russia to Waldimer and Luba Iwanov. On July 5, 1948 at Atlenmorkt, Germany he was married to Katija Dashkiewich, who was born July 29, 1927 and died August 25, 2001.

Surviving are children, Wesley Iwanowski, Victor Iwanowski, and Janet Iwanowski, 2 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

One grandchild preceded him in death.

Leon loved the Wayland Community for all they did by making it possible to come to the U.S.A. and become U.S. Citizens. He attended Bethel Mennonite Church his lifetime here.

Memorial services were held August 3, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Jantz, Sylvia R. Andres,
80, of Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas died February 8, 2011 at the same place.  She was born February 27, 1930 at Newton, Harvey Co., Kansas to Peter Cornelius and Anna (Richert) Andres.  She was married to Wallace "Wally" Jantz.

Surviving are two sons, Jeff (Teresa) Jantz and Tim (Melissa) Jantz, 4 grandchildren, two brothers, Eldon Andres, and Homer Andres, and a sister, Della Andres Wiebe.

A sister, Esther Mae Andres McDonald preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 15, 2011 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Kansas with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, Kansas.

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



Jantzi, Emery K.
, 90, of Liverpool, NY died November 8, 2011 at Jamesville, NY. He was born June 19, 1921 at O'Neill, Nebraska. On August 27, 1966 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, Lewis Co., NY with Rev. Donald Jantzi officiating, he was married to Doris Church.

He is survived by his wife, Doris, of Liverpool, a daughter, Patricia, of Liverpool and a brother, Marvin of Medina, NY. He also has several nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was predeceased by three siblings, Daniel and Vernon Jantzi and Marie Nafziger.

Emery was employed by Agway Petroleum in Lowville, NY. After retirement, he delivered flowers for Guignard's Flowers. He enjoyed reading his Bible and watching golf on TV.

Memorial services were held November 12, 2011 at Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan, Lewis Co., NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, NY.

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



Janzen, Doris
, 82, of Goessel, KS died September 4, 2011 at the same place. She was born May 7 1929 at Goessel, KS to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Unruh) Janzen. Memorial services were held September 8, 2011 at Bethesda Home Chapel Goessel, KS with burial in Tabor Mennonite Church Cemetery, Newton, KS.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Janzen, Doris Elda

GOESSEL -- Doris Elda Janzen, 82, of Goessel, died Sunday, Sept. 4, 2011. She was born May 7, 1929, in Goessel to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Unruh) Janzen. She is survived by her caregiver, Rita Sperry, of rural Newton. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time Thursday at the Bethesda Chapel, Goessel. The service will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the chapel. Memorials may be made to Tabor Mennonite Church or Rescare. Condolences may be sent to the family at jostfuneral home.com.

Salina Journal, Salina, KS - 9/7/2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Janzen, Dorothy
, 84, of Goessel, KS died October 29 2011 at the same place. She was born September 22, 1927 at McPherson Co., KS to Peter F. and Susie (Janzen) Janzen.

Memorial services were held November 3, 2011 at Bethesda Home Chapel, Goessel, KS with burial in Tabor Mennonite Cemetery, rural Newton, KS.

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

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Janzen, Dorothy A.

GOESSEL -
Dorothy A. Janzen, 84, died on Saturday (Oct. 29, 2011) at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

She was born on Sept. 22, 1927, and adopted by Peter and Susie Janzen. She grew up on a farm near Walton and attended several country grade schools. She then worked in the sheltered workshops run by Northview and lived in various places before becoming a resident at the Bethesda Nursing Home in Goessel. She was a member of Tabor Mennonite Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

A memorial service will be at 9 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel of the Bethesda Home in Goessel. Pastor Karen Andrews will officiate.

Memorials may be made to the Bethesda Resident Care Fund, Bethesda Home, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., Goessel, KS 67053

The Newton Kansan, Newton Kansas
Nov 01, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Janzen, Pearl Mierau
, 87, of Reedley, CA died May 16, 2011 at the same place from natural causes. She was born February 7, 1924 at Henderson, NE and married to Victor Janzen, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Michael and MaryBeth Janzen, Christine and Rusty Moyer, and Mark and Nancy Janzen, 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren and a brother, Virgil and Lela Mierau.

A daughter, Carolyn Janzen preceded her in death.

Pearl began her married life with Victor in CPS camps in Hill City, South Dakota, Ypsilanti, Michigan and Downey, Idaho. She served on the General Conference's Commission on Home Ministries. She volunteered through MVS on the Hopi Indian Reservation in the late 1970's through the mid 1980's. She was a charter member of Mennonite Community Church, Fresno, an active member of Reedley First Mennonite Church, a regular volunteer at MCC's World Handcrafts store in Reedley, and a devoted participant at Reedley Peace Center.
[Editor's Note: No memorial or burial information given.]

Submitted by: Christine Moyer, Reedley, CA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Janzen, Pearl Mierau, 87, of Reedley, CA died May 16, 2011 at the same place from natural causes. She was born February 7, 1924 at Henderson, Nebraska to John and Lydia (Friesen) Mierau. She was married to Victor Janzen.

Surviving are children, Mark (Nancy) Janzen, Christine (Rusty) Moyer, and Michael (MaryBeth) Janzen, six grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held May 21, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Reedley, CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Johns, Jean Shore
, 57, of Hatfield, PA died September 30, 2011 at Wyndmoor, Montgomery, PA from cancer. She was born October 4, 1953 at Sellersville, Bucks, PA. In April 1985 she was married to Ed Johns, who was born December 5, 1959 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, Eric Johns and Keith Johns, and three brothers, David Shore, Bill Shore and wife Diane Bessette, and Jeff Shore and wife Fusako.

Jean was a Registered Nurse at Grand View Hospital and Mentor Coordinator at Plains Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held October 9, 2011 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Mike Derstine
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Juhnke, Quinton A.
, 91, of Inman, KS died October 9, 2011. He was born October 19, 1919 to Karl and Katherina (Goering) Juhnke. He was married to Ella Stucky, who survives.

Surviving are two sons, Dwayne Juhnke and Stanley Juhnke, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Carlene Postier preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 12, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, Kansas.

Submitted by: Kim Pankratz, Inman, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Quinton A. Juhnke

INMAN - Quinton A. Juhnke died Oct. 9, 2011, in Inman. He was born Oct. 19, 1919, the oldest of four children to Karl Juhnke and Kathryn Goering Juhnke. Quinton was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman. He was a farmer and carpenter and did volunteer work for the Mennonite Disaster Relief Service, Habitat for Humanity and volunteered to help build several churches including churches in Topeka and Mexico.

On Aug. 5, 1941, he married Ella Stucky. She survives along with two sons, Dwayne Juhnke, Topeka and Stanley Juhnke, Hutchinson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter Carlene Postier.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, with Pastors Alden Dick and Amanda Rempel officiating. There will be no visitation. Memorial may be sent to the Bethel Mennonite Church in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 N. Main, Buhler, Kansas 67522.

HutchNews.com
Published: 10/10/2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kale, William "Bill,"
89, of Hubert, NC died May 3, 2011 at Morehead City, NC. He was born December 25, 1921 at Florence, NJ. On June 6, 1942 he was married to Ruth Basham, who was born September 15, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, David Kale, wife Ruth; and Milton Kale, wife Cathy; and a daughter, Barbara Libby, husband Don; 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

He was a pastor for the Church of the Nazarene for 13 years establishing churches in Pitman, NJ, and Huntingdon Valley, PA.

Memorial services were held May 7, 2011 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Mike Derstine, Hatfield, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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William H. Kale Jr.

"Bill," 89, of Hubert, NC, formerly of New Britain, PA, went to be with his Lord on May 3, 2011 in Carteret General Hospital, Morehead City, NC. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Naomi Ruth (Basham) Kale, his sons, David W. (Ruth) of Mount Vernon, OH and Milton P. (Cathy) of Hubert, NC and his daughter, Barbara Libby (Don) of Dublin, PA; five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

Mr. Kale was born in Florence, NJ, to the late William H. Kale, Sr. and Edna (Leggett) Kale. He graduated from high school in Bordentown, NJ, and continued his education taking ministerial courses for 4 years, in addition to coursework in the military. He served his country well in the Navy in WWII including service on a troop transport that saw active duty in the Pacific region. His abilities in taking shorthand resulted in him taking the ship captain's notes that were eventually recorded in the official military record of the ship's activities. Mr. Kale had an extensive career in the manufacturing world including work with Campbell's Soup, the Navy Shipyard, Stokes Corporation, Pennwalt and Yarway. He concluded his career as plant manager for Southco., Inc. of Concordville, PA from 1970 to 1986. He served as a pastor for the Church of the Nazarene for 13 years, establishing churches in Pitman, NJ, Willingboro, NJ and Huntingdon Valley, PA.

Relatives and friends may greet the family Saturday, May 7 between 9:30 and 10:45 A.M. in Plains Mennonite Church, 50 Orvilla Road, Hatfield, PA, and are invited to attend his funeral service at 11 AM . Interment adjoining cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., Akron, PA 17501. Arrangements are with Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale, PA.

Published in Courier-Post on May 5, 2011



Kanagy, Irene Julia,
61, of Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN died August 15, 2011 at the same place from cancer. She was born February 15, 1950 at Belleville, PA (where) to Norman Beachy and Rachel (Byler) Kanagy.

Surviving are brothers and sisters, Aquilla, Norman, Salina Rhodes, John, Floyd, Adella Ozor, Joseph, Marvin, Darvin, Leonard, Marybeth Rush, and J. E.

Memorial services were held August 27, 2011 at Shalom Mennonite Church Indianapolis, IN.

Submitted by: Carol Bixler, Indianapolis, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Kanagy, Irene J.


Irene Julia Kanagy was born on February 15, 1950 in Belleville, PA on a dairy farm to her parents Norman Beachy and Rachel Byler Kanagy.

She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 1973 with a BA in English and Education; she taught English at Central Christian High School in Kidron, OH from 1973-1977. While teaching there, she took a year off to be in Covenant Players, a drama and musical tour group headquartered in Reseda, CA. She toured the west and east coasts and enjoyed seeing the wide expanse of the US and visiting all the various interesting people where the group stayed. After the tour she returned to her hometown of Belleville and taught English at Belleville Mennonite High School from 1978-1982. Irene had a Master of Divinity in Counseling and Religion, and Master of Sacred Theology in Pastoral Counseling. She was a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Mental Health Counselor. From 1990 to the time of her illness, Irene worked as an Employee Assistance Program Therapist at Community Hospital, Indianapolis, IN. She very much enjoyed her work there and made many life-long friends through her work and church connections.

Irene was an active member of Shalom Mennonite Church of Indianapolis, IN. She loved theatre, reading, cooking and traveling.

Irene is survived by 9 brothers and 3 sisters: Aquilla L. Kanagy, Norman M. Kanagy, Salina A. Rhodes, John T. Kanagy, Floyd S. Kanagy, Adella S. Ozor, Joseph A. Kanagy, Marvin R. Kanagy, Darvin J. Kanagy, Leonard R. Kanagy, Mary Beth Rush and J. E. Kanagy. Irene died at home on August 15, 2011. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 27, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in Shalom Mennonite Church.

Indystar.com
August 18, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Kapper, Bernice Hershberger,
89, of Louisville, Marlboro Co., OH died January 16, 2011 at Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio.  She was born to David Monroe and Ida (Crilow) Hershberger.  She was married to Melvin Kapper, who is deceased.

Surviving are Charlene (daughter) & Wayne Fausnight; Dennis (son) & Sandy Kapper; David (son) & Lisa Kapper, 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held January 21, 2011 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, OH.

Submitted by: Diana Gruber, Louisville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Anna J. Yoder
, 86, of Decatur, formerly of the Arthur area, passed away at 9:25 a.m. on Thursday, September 8, 2011, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at Arthur Mennonite Church with Rev. Marvin Yoder officiating. Burial was in Arthur Cemetery. Visitation was Sunday evening at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the fam­ily with arrangements.

Ann was born on April 13, 1925, in Arthur. She was a daughter of Joe J. and Susan (Miller) Yoder. She married Albert S. Kauffman on January 15, 1942, in Arthur. He passed away on August 21, 2004.

She is survived by three children, Vi Janzen and husband Vern of Elkhart, Kansas, Willard Kauffman and wife Jean of Atwood, and Karen Pankov and husband Pete of Sunrise Beach, Missouri; seven grandchildren, Jim and Tina Hamilton of Aurora, Colorado, Sherri and Travis Hurn of Elkhart, Tracy Kauffman of Fort Payne, Alabama, Heidi and Steve Yeakley of Atwood, Derek and Toni Herschberger of Ft. Worth, Texas, Sean and Christy Conrad of Sioux City, Iowa and Crista Dearinger of Fredricksburg, Texas; twelve great grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Yoder of Galveston, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband.

Ann was a wife, mother, and homemaker. Another great joy in her life was working at Jarman Hospital in Tuscola. She worked in different departments, but especially enjoyed working in the nursery the most-rocking those babies. Gardening, especially flowers indoors and out, was another great joy.

Ann enjoyed family and friends; she was always the one to visit and stay in touch with family. Her hobbies include flower arranging, taking art classes, painting, and cake decorating.

Al and Ann enjoyed travels with family thru many states. Her family has many fond memories of memorable moments.

Memorials may be made to the donor's choice.

The Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
Sept. 13, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Beulah E. Good

Feb. 9, 1919 - Aug. 20, 2011

GOSHEN -- Beulah E. (Good) Kauffman, 92, of Goshen, died at 5:55 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011.

She was born Feb. 9, 1919, in Elida, Ohio, to Minnie (Snyder) and Ezra Good. She was married to Alvin Kauffman on April 17, 1938, in Cheraw, Colo.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alvin, and sister, Vera (Good) Stjernholm.

She is survived by two daughters, Barbara (Charles) Powell of Champaign, Ill., and Ruth (Edward) Zehr of Fox Lake, Ill.; one son, Dr. Ralph (Laurel) Kauffman of Kansas City, Mo.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

Beulah attended high school and business college in La Junta, Colo., and worked at La Junta Production Credit Association for four years prior to her marriage. From 1952 to 1956, she was employed at Hesston (Kan.) College as secretary to the college president.

From June 1963 to June 1966, she served as literature secretary of the General Women's Missionary & Service Auxillary of the Mennonite Church. In 1966, she and her husband, Alvin, moved to Elkhart, where she served as executive secretary of General WMSC from September 1966 to January 1979. During this time she also served as associate secretary for Family Life Education with the Mennonite Board of Congregational Ministries. In August 1980, she joined the Mennonite Board of Missions, serving as administrative assistant to Paul Gingerich, president of MBM until March 1987. From 1989 to 2001, she worked in the insurance office of Ray and Jim Bair. She was a longtime member of Belmont Mennonite Church, serving in music, as congregational chairperson and in other capacities.

First and foremost, she was a dedicated and loving wife and mother.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Hartzler Gutermuth Inman Funeral Home. Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Belmont Mennonite Church with the Rev. Larry Rohrer officiating.

Memorials may be given to Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 24, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Erma Yutzy, Byler

Erma (Yutzy, Byler) Kauffman age 76 of Strawberry, Arkansas died Sunday October 9, 2011 at her home. She was born November 18, 1934 in Plain City, Ohio to Homer and Ada Viola (Frey) Yutzy. On September 20, 1956 she was married to Elmer A. Byler in Stuarts Draft, Virginia. To this union were born two children. They were married over 40 years. Elmer left this life on August 12, 1996. On August 31, 2002, Erma married for a second time to Curtis Joseph Kauffman. She was a faithful member of the Strawberry Mennonite Church. She made it a habit of attending church when at all possible. Her generous giving blessed those who came in contact with her.

Survivors include her husband, Curtis Joseph Kauffman of the home; one son, Merlin Elmer Byler of Jaratt, Virginia; one daughter, Carolyn Erma Jones and husband Floyd of Strawberry; nine grandchildren, Natasha Byler of Virginia, Loren Jones, Leon Jones, Timothy Jones, Paul Jones, Jolene Jones, Susanna Jones and Katrina Jones all of Strawberry, Louise Yoder and husband Anthony of Halsey, Oregon; one brother, Milo Yutzy of Linneus, Missouri; two sisters, Edna Gingerich and husband David of Linneus, Missouri and Arlene Schlabach and husband Stanley of Monticello, Kentucky; twenty five nieces and nephews; two step-sons, Marlin Kauffman and wife Cindy of LaCombe, Oregon and James Kauffman of Buffalo, Missouri two step-daughters, Donna Kropf and husband Earl and Ila Hostetler and husband Mervin all of Brownsville, Oregon; fifteen step- grandchildren and twenty-one step-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Homer and Ada Viola (Frey) Yutzy; husband, Elmer Byler; one brother, Ivan Yutzy; four sisters, Laura Miller, Verna Miller, Leah Byler and Bernice Yutzy; one step-daughter, Maxine Kauffman and two step- great grandsons.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday October 12, 2011 at 10:00 a. m. at the Strawberry Mennonite Church in Strawberry, Arkansas. Visitation will be held Tuesday October 11, 2011 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Strawberry Mennonite Church.

A second funeral service will be held Friday October 14, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Locust Creek Mennonite Church in Brookfield, Missouri. Burial will follow in the Locust Creek Cemetery at Brookfield, Missouri. Visitation will be held Thursday October 13, 2011 from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m. at the Locust Creek Mennonite Church.

Pallbearers will be Loren Jones, Leon Jones, Tim Jones, Paul Jones, Wilmer Yutzy and Conrad Miller.

Arrangements by Qualls Funeral Home of Cave City, Arkansas.

Ozark Gateway
October 10th, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Ervin A.


Ervin A. Kauffman, 67, of 851 N.E. 207th Ave., Williston, FL 32696, went home to be with Jesus and his mom and dad on Friday, January 21, [2011] at Haven House Hospice Care Center in Cheifland, Florida.
      
Mr. Kauffman was born April 19, 1943, in Moultrie County. He was the son of Joseph A. and Fannie A. (Miller Chupp) Miller. On October 17, 1946, he lost his parents in a tragic car accident. He was adopted by Alvin J. and Martha (Graber) Kauffman of Arthur. He married Melissa Short on December 8, 1990. She survives.
     
Also surviving are two sisters, Edna Mae (Chupp) Bontregar of Urbana and Lizzie Ann Kauffman and husband Floyd G. of Arcola, and five brothers, Reuben Miller of Canby, Oregon, Perry J. Miller and wife Deloris of Goshen, Indiana, Menno L. Chupp and wife Lucille of Goshen, Alvin Chupp of Dallas Center, Iowa, and Andy J. Miller and wife Anna of Lebanon, Missouri.
     
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Toby and Alva Miller; and a sister-in law, Mary Ellen Chupp.
     
Ervin was a member of Ocala Farm Ministries Church. He was a member of Williston Lions Club and the board of directors of Levy County Fair. He had served as deacon of West Marion Baptist Church for six years. He also volunteered many hours at his church in various ways.
     
He enjoyed horses and fishing.

The Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
02-03-2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 

Kauffman, Isaac
, 81, of 2295 Laural Ridge Rd, died June 18, 2011. He was the husband of the late Verna Kauffman and the father of 8 children, several
grandchildren and great grandchildren.

A graveside service will be held June 23, 2011 at 11am at Gehman Mennonite Cemetery with a memorial service following at the Gehman Mennonite Church Adamstown, PA.

Source Groff-Ekrothe Funeral Home New
Holland - Terre Hill, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Kauffman, Katie Plank

     
Katie Kauffman, 98 of rural Tuscola passed away at 7:15 p.m. on Thursday, January 27, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.
     
Graveside funeral services were held Sunday afternoon in Arthur Cemetery with Rev. Glen Rhodes officiating. Edwards Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.
     
Mrs. Kauffman was born December 8, 1912, in Douglas County. She was a daughter of Jonathan and Lovina (Kauffman) Plank. She married Fred J. Kauffman on November 28, 1933, in Coles County. He passed away on January 21, 1959.
     
She is survived by one son, Paul Kauffman and wife Lillian of Arthur; two grandsons, Russell Dean Kauffman and wife Peggy of Huntsville, Alabama, and Rodney Lynn Kauffman of Sullivan; and three great-grandchildren, Emily, Zowie, and Joshua Kauffman.
     
She was preceded in death by her husband; a stillborn daughter; 12 half siblings, William H., Emma, Mary, Lydia Mae, Jonas, Minnie, Sadie E., Ida, Louis, Elias M., Magdalena, and Joseph; and seven siblings, Jacob, Elizabeth, Fannie, John, Stephen, Susie, and  Jonathan, Jr.
     
Mrs. Kauffman was a faithful member of Arthur Mennonite Church for over 60 years. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, and quilting.
     
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Arthur Mennonite Church. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.edwardsfh.net.

The Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
02-03-2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Leora V.

Feb. 22, 1926 - Dec. 3, 2011

MIDDLEBURY - Leora V. Kauffman, 85, of Middlebury, died at 2:20 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Miller's Merry Manor, LaGrange, after living there the past four weeks.

She was born Feb. 22, 1926, in Midland, Mich., to Servin and Fannie (Gingerich) Kauffman.

Surviving are two sisters-in-law, Susie Kauffman of Goshen and Mary Kauffman of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three sisters, Ida Kauffman, Kathryn Sherby and Annabelle Slagell; and four brothers, Alfred, Ira, Owen and Lee Kauffman.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and had worked in purchasing at Das Dutchman Essenhaus for 18 years.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today and Monday, Dec. 5, at the Kenny Jones residence, 59445 C.R. 43, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, also at the Kenny Jones residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Alvin Hershberger and her nephew, Dan Borntrager. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 4, 2011
Sumitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Merle A.
, 65 formerly of Parkesburg, PA died May 23, 2011 passed away at Manor Care of Lancaster, PA. He was born in Parkesburg, to Ammon J. & Sarah L. Smoker Kauffman. He was an active member of Millwood Mennonite Church of Gap.

Surviving are 6 siblings: Daniel L. husband of Joyce L. Gordon Kauffman of Atglen, Ruth Anna wife of Dale A. Smoker of Gordonville, Chester W. husband of Grace Weaver Kauffman of East Petersburg, James D. husband of Doris J. Dagen Kauffman of Gordonville, Clair E. husband of Lydia Speed Kauffman of Sumrall, MS, Steven G. husband of Patricia L. Hammer Kauffman of Parkesburg. Nieces and nephews also survive.

He was preceded in death by a brother Harold J. Kauffman.

Funeral service will take place May 27, 2011 at the Millwood Mennonite Church, with Pastor Keith Beiler officiating. Interment will be in the Millwood Mennonite Cemetery, Gap, PA.

Source: Shivery Funeral Home,
Pardise & Christina, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Kauffman, Verda Pauline Lambright
, 90, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died December 22, 2011 at Ann Arbor, MI. She was born March 9, 1921 at Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., IN to Fred and Mabel Lambright. In 1944 she was married to J. Howard Kauffman, who was born October 4, 1919 and died November 18, 2003.

Surviving are children, Lois Kauffman; Ruth (Nelson) Shantz; Alice (Craig) Hofheimer; and Carol (Walter) Poling; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Lowell (Rosie) Lambright; Janice (Bob) Ropp; sisters-in-law: Goldie Lambright and Marie Lambright.

Three brothers, Gerald, Robert, and Stanley Lambright preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 25, 2012 at College Mennonite Church Goshen, IN. Burial was in Violett Cemetery Goshen, IN.

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



Kaufman, Clyde Sidney
, 83, of Marion, Turner Co., SD died October 19, 2011 at Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD. He was born September 30, 1928 at Marion, SD to Leon and Lena (Waltner) Kaufman. On June 28, 1960 at Freeman, SD he was married to Fern Kleinsasser, who was born August 17, 1939 and died August 7, 2003.

Surviving are children, Sharla (James) Unruh, JoLeen (Dana) Cunningham, Allison Russell, and Robin (Wade) Anderson, 7 grandchildren, and two sisters: Doris Sherard, and Jane (Marvin) Ries.

A brother, Delbert Kaufman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 24, 2011 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kaufman, Delbert
, 87, of Marion, Turner Co., SD died September 30, 2011 at Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD. He was born December 13, 1923 at Marion, SD to Leon and Lena (Waltner) Kaufman. On June 28, 1947 at Freeman, SD he was married to Dolores Graber, who was born September 27, 1928 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Kathy (Greg) Kleinsasser, a son, Arden Kaufman, a brother, Clyde Kaufman, and two sisters, Doris Sherard, and Jane (Marvin) Ries.

A daughter, Judith Kaufman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 4, 2011 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kaufman, Esther L. Peterson
, 83, of Canby, MN died June 23, 2011 at Hesston, KS. She was born October 2, 1927 at Canby, MN to C.W. and Mabel (Dokken) Peterson. On August 7, 1955 at Canby, MN she was married to Eugene D. Kaufman, who was born July 10, 1925 and died August 3, 2000.

Surviving are sons, Timothy (Roberta) Kaufman, and Troy Kaufman, daughter, Stephanie (Kevin) Lindgren and two grandchildren.

A son, Michael Kaufman, and three sisters, Celcia A. Benson, Marguerite Korn and Mildred Peck preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 27, 2011 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kansas with burial in Hesston City Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kaufman, Gordon Dester
, 86, of Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA died July 22, 2011 at the same place from multiple myeloma (form of cancer).

He was born June 22, 1925 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS to Edmund George and Hazel Stella (Dester) Kaufman. Edmund was born December 26, 1891 and died February 14, 1980. Hazel was born May 5, 1896 and died October 21 1948.

On June 11, 1947 at Newton, KS he was married to Dorothy May Wedel, who was born May 9, 1922 and died January 27, 1998.

Surviving are children, David Kaufman; Gretchen Kaufman (Michael Court); Anne Kaufman (Raju Gurung); and Edmund Kaufman (Kassia Sing); 8 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

A sister, Karolyn Zerger preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 30, 2011 at Mennonite Congregation of Boston, Cambridge, MA. Harvard Divinity School will hold a memorial service at Harvard University's Memorial Church in the fall.

Submitted by: Nancy Frey, Cambridge, MA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

More information can be found at:

http://www.themennonite.org/issues/14-7/articles/Theologian_Gordon_Kaufman_dies_at_86

Another link to a much longer eulogy:
http://thinkingpacifism.net/2011/07/24/gordon-kaufman-r-i-p/



Kaufman, Tilmar C.
August 23, 1922 - July 23, 2011

Tilmar was born on August 23rd, 1922 in Harvey County, Kansas to Christian Daniel and Reina (Wedel) Kaufman. At the age of 16, August 28th, 1938, he accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at Eden Mennonite Church. Tilmar went to be with his Heavenly Father on July 23rd, 2011.

Tilmar was best known by many as “Tennis Shoe Tilmar”. He loved wearing his Converse tennis shoes, usually with the shoe strings loose, untied or no shoe laces at all. He wore his tennis shoes every day, just about every where except to church.

In Tilmar’s younger years, he was never to be found idle. He had attended Bethel college for a short period of time, however, farming was what he wanted to do. He was a hard worker, keeping constantly busy with work on the farm. He raised sheep, planted and harvested grain, fed and milked goats, tended to bee hives and raised chickens. Tilmar spent many hours repairing implements used on the farm, sometimes even “inventing” his own implements. He even built his own motorcycle and mower.

Besides being a hard worker, Tilmar was a faithful, loving husband, father, grandfather but above all a man of great faith, having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Tilmar wanted all to know Christ and have that personal relationship. He had a never failing, unending excitement in knowing Christ, speaking of it every where he went. He had a burning eagerness in his heart to know more and more about biblical teachings and the power of the Holy Spirit.

Tilmar is survived by his wife of 58 years, Evelyn Schrock Kaufman, a son-Pcter (wife Ranita) of Moundridge, a daughter, Kathy Wehrman (husband Jim) of McPherson and a sister Glennys Henry of Bluffton, Ohio. He is also survived by 8 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Tilmar is preceded in death by his parents, one brother-Orlo Kaufman and one sister-Elva Schrag.

As we remember Tilmar, may his servanthood, excitement, dedication, deligence, and genuine love of Christ ring in our minds and hearts forever. May we know that we shall overcome, reaching the promised land, joining and rejoicing with our Father in Heaven just as Tilmar has.

Interment: Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge, McPherson Co., KS, July 29, 2011

Kingdon Life Ministries, Hesston, KS
July 29, 2011
Submitted by: Elnor Stutzman, Halstead, KS



Keener, E. Elizabeth
, 96, died November 20, 2011. Formerly of Willow Street, she resided at the Mennonite Home since 1999. Born in West Lampeter Twp. Lancaster Co., PA to Harry M. and Emma (Kreider) Keener.

Elizabeth is survived by a brother, H. Lester married to Mary Keener of Ephrata, sisters-in-law, Reba wife of the late John Keener of Lancaster and Kathryn wife of the late Ralph Keener of Landisville and several nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Clarence.

A Memorial service was November 22, 2011, at 11 AM in The Orrville Chapel at The Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA, with Pastor Bob Breneman officiating. Interment in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery at 10 AM prior to the memorial service.

Source: Bachman Funerl Home Strasburg, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Keener, Leavitt Merle
, age 93 of Greencastle, PA, died December 14, 2011 in his home. Born July 13, 1918 in Cearfoss, MD, to Aaron D. and Anna H. (Martin) Keener. He and his wife, Elva Grace (Meyers) Keener where married on October 29, 1939 in Huyett, MD. She died on August 12, 2009. He was a member of the North Side Mennonite Church in Hagerstown, MD.

Surviving are two sons, Leavitt M "Sonny" (Husband of Bette) Keener of Lancaster, PA and Dewayne M (Husband of Mary) Keener of Falling Waters, WV; one daughter, Regina M (Wife of Milton) Keener-Lewis of Richmond, VA; two brothers, Nathan Keener of Hagerstown, MD and Aaron Keener of Greencastle, PA; eight grandchildren, four great granddaughters, three step grandchildren and two step great grandsons.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and daughter Joyce M Keener; two sisters, Lois Baer and Mary Oberholzer and two brothers George Keener and Edgar Keener.

Funeral service was December 17, 2011 at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, Greencastle, PA with Pastors Gary Zook and Roger Martin officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Keim, Aden A. Jr.
, 60, of Dundee, OH died October 31, 2011 at Wooster Community Hospital. He was born in Millersburg [Ohio] on September 3, 1951 to Aden and Sevilla (Miller) Keim and married Sara Keim on July 26, 1973.

Survived by his wife, mother and children, Larry (Rita) Keim of Dundee, Marilyn (Aaron) Yoder of Dundee, Paul (Rita) Keim of Rockwell, NC, Ruby (Lee) Stutzman of Sarasota, FL, Jacob Keim of Navarre, Ruth Ann (Mike) Miller of Wilmot and Diane Keim of the home; 16 grandchildren; brothers, Mervin Keim of Millersburg, Jonas (Emma) Keim, Robert (Debbie) Keim and Paul (Leona) Keim, all of Shreve; sisters, Malinda (Bert) Miller of Shreve, Clara (David) Hershberger of Mount Eaton and Esther (Eli) Miller of Orrville.

He was preceded in death by his father; a granddaughter, Shania Diane Yoder; and a brother, Roy Keim.

Funeral services were November 3, 2011 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Berlin with Pastor Steve Lapp officiating. Burial will follow in the Westlawn Cemetery in Winesburg.

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



Keim, Wesley J.
, 68, of Sugarcreek, OH died July 24, 2011 at Millersburg Oh after a short illness. He was born January 5, 1943 at Holmes Co., OH to Jonas J. and Malinda (Yoder) Keim. On May 27, 1964 he was married to Lizzie Hershberger, who survives.

Surviving are children, Betty (Floyd) Miller; Mike (Mary) Keim; and Diane Keim, three grandchildren, brothers and sisters: Clara (Levi) Raber; Edna (Delmar) Haun; Elizabeth Fishburn; Ella Weimer; Mary Ann (Robert) Haven; Jacob (Effie) Keim; Ada (John) Garber; Jonas Jr. Keim; Malinda (Bill) Walace; and Susan (Jeff) Linder.

Two brothers, Aden Keim; and Roy Keim; and two sisters, Mattie Hershberger; and Esta Keim preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 27, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek, OH with burial in Union Hill Cemetery, Sugarcreek, OH.

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



Kemp, Samuel
, 84, of Kalona, IA died May 4, 2011 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. He was born October 11, 1926 in rural Johnson County, IA to Benedict and Sarah (Overholt) Kemp. On November 20, 1947 he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Miller.

He was a member of the Fairview Conservative Mennonite Church and enjoyed family time, gardening, fishing and reading. Samuel enjoyed playing the harmonica for anyone who would listen. Samuel was involved in CPS and prison ministries.

Survivors include nine children, Paul (Cheryl) Kemp of Riverside, IA, Anne Kennell of Goodfield, IL, Judy (Art) Suman of Marion, IA, Daniel (Edie) Kemp of Kalona, Dave (Bernadeth) Kemp of Kingman, AZ, Steve (Estella) Kemp of Golden Valley, AZ, Becky (Glenn) Grishkowsky of Phoenix, AZ, John (Anna) Kemp of Jay, FL, Mary (Ben) Highstrom of Savanna, IL, 23 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, three brothers, Elmer, Alvin(Rachel) and Noah(Linda) and three sisters, Alta Miller, Edna (Milford) Yoder and Mary (Doyle) Yoder, and a sister-in-law, Betty Kemp.

Preceding Samuel in death were his parents, his wife Elizabeth, stepmother, Katie, two sisters, Fanny and Carolina, and three brothers, Henry, Maynard and Omer.

Celebration of life services will be held May 7, 2011, at the Fairview Conservative Mennonite Church with Pastors Perry Miller, Don Swartzentruber and Leon Stutzman officiating. Burial will follow in the Fairview Conservative Mennonite Cemetery, Kalona, IA.

Source: Peterseim
Funeral Home Kalona, IA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Kenagy, Clifford Ralph, 89, of Albany, Linn County, Oregon died March 29, 2011 at the same place from old age. He was born June 26, 1921 at Albany, Oregon to Urie Emmet and Bertha (Neuschwander) Kenagy. On November 20, 1955 at Scottdale, Westmoreland County, PA he was married to Amelia "Lois" Yake, who was born August 28, 1926 and survives.

Surviving are children, Susan Kenagy & K. Biene Schaefer; Peter Kenagy & Christina Springer; Marguerite Kenagy & Susan Tripp; 6 grandchildren, and siblings, Mildred Kenagy, Percy Kenagy, Ben Kenagy & June Forsyth Kenagy, and Pauline Kenagy Miller.

A son, Eric Yake Kenagy; his father, 1968; his mother, 1986; two brothers, Ivan Kenagy and Ray Kenagy; and two sisters, Emma Kenagy and Agnes Kenagy Schrock preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 19, 2011 at Albany Mennonite Church Albany, Oregon with burial in Knox Butte Cemetary, Albany, Oregon.

Submitted by: Susan Kenagy, Dix Hills, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kennel, Anna Mae Honsaker
, 91, of Gap, PA, died August 21, 2011 at New Holland, PA from pulmonary metastases. She was born November 8, 1919 at Martinsburg, PA to Ray and Nora (Metzler) Honsaker. She was married to Earl J. Kennel who born April 9, 1914 and died December 4, 2007.

Surviving are two daughters, Kathy K. Fox and Carol A. (Doug Ginder), six grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 24, 2011 at Garden Spot Chapel, New Holland, PA with burial in Maple Grove, Atglen, PA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Kennel, Gladys V. Lehman
, age 88 of Landis Homes passed away on September 8, 2011. She was born in Lancaster, PA, to George E. and Leah W. Martin Lehman. She was the wife of the late Elam D. Kennel who passed away on April 20, 1979. She had been an active volunteer for the Association for the Blind and The Water Street Rescue Mission. Gladys was a life-long active member of the Mennonite church.

She is survived by 3 children: Harold L. husband of Joanne Kennel of Lancaster, Ruth L. wife of Lawrence Tatum of Riverton, NJ, Mary Ellen Kennel of Astoria, NY, 6 grandchildren, 1 sibling: Loretta Jane wife of Raymond K. Stoltzfus of Parkesburg.

Funeral service was September 13, 2011 at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church , Atglen, PA. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source: Shivery Funeral Homes Paridise & Christina, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Kennell, Helen Marie Neuhauser
, 92, of Eureka, Woodford Co., Illinois died February 7, 2011 at the same place from a cerebrovascular accident. 

She was born July 16, 1918 at Imlay City, MI to John E. and Laura Alice (Slagel) Neuhauser.  John was born July 7, 1881 and died May 1965.  Laura Alice was born February 25, 1889 and died August 1923.

On December 31, 1939 at Eureka, Illinois she was married to Chester Willis Kennell, who was born April 10, 1920 and died August 22, 2008.

Surviving are children, Jon (Alice) Kennell, Judy Miller, and Nancy (Gail) Fisher, 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and three sisters, Lucille Yordy, Mildred Beeson, and Dorothy Miller.

Three brothers, LaVerne Johnson, Kenneth Neuhauser, and J. Milton Neuhauser  preceded her in death.

She worked at Farm Credit retiring in 1980. She was an avid quilter.

Memorial services were held February 11, 2011 at Roanoke Mennonite Church, Eureka, Illinois with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Alice Kennell, Eureka, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



King, Aaron Martin
, 88, died peacefully in the early hours of the morning on Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) in Harrisonburg, Va. He was born in Royersford, Pa., on June 26, 1922, the fifth of nine children of Irvin and Cora Shank King. His surviving siblings are younger sisters, Cora King of Harrisonburg, Va.; Laura Ramer of Myerstown, Pa.; and Almeda Stoltzfus of Morris, Pa. Aaron's wife of 60 years, Betty Detweiler King, preceded him in death on Sept. 17, 2010. Aaron and Betty were married at his parents' home in Malvern, Pa., on June 11, 1950.

Aaron is survived by eight children: Michael (Joan Kenerson) of Telford, Pa., and Harrisonburg, Va.; Jewel (Angela Kreider) of Scottsville, Va.; Robert of Philadelphia, Pa.; Steven Wiebe-King (Jill Wiebe) of Richmond, Va.; Marty (Sharon Geigley) of Harrisonburg, Va.; Noël of Ivy, Va.; Heidi of Wakarusa, Ind.; and Starla (Sandy Manne) of Ashburn, Va. His daughter, Angela, passed away in 2001. Aaron is also survived by eight grandchildren: Michael and Joan's daughters, Kristy (Adam Hamilton), Katie, and Rachael (J. Michael Harnish); Steven and Jill's children, Juliet and RobertThomas; and Marty and Sharon's children, Eric, Kari, and Andy.

Aaron and Betty and their family were missionaries in Cuba and Mexico before returning to live in Harrisonburg in the 1970s, where they continued to be active in the church and community. The family presented musical programs for a number of years, and Aaron and Betty were very involved in the Hispanic community, as well as in prison ministry, where both Aaron and Betty served as prison chaplains. Aaron also worked for a number of years as director of customer service at Shenandoah Manufacturing Co. in Harrisonburg and then in his retirement years as chaplain for the Industrial Commercial Ministries program, working with Spanish-speaking people in the poultry industry.

 Aaron, who often introduced his family as "the Tribe of Aaron," had a beautiful tenor voice, and one of his great joys was to sing, both with his family and, earlier, with the Crusader Men's Quartet, begun in 1947 when he was a student at Eastern Mennonite College (EMC) in Harrisonburg. The quartet traveled around the country and, in 1951, became the first music group sanctioned by Virginia Mennonite Conference to air on the radio. Evolving from a 15-minute segment on Harrisonburg's WSVA station into "The Mennonite Hour," the popular program aired on 150 stations at its height. In the 60 years since that time, Aaron and his quartet mates, Eugene Souder (of Grottoes), Paul Swarr (of Harrisonburg), and Roy Kreider (of Broadway), remained so close that they called themselves "brothers."

After graduating from EMC, Aaron also intertwined mission work with attending Eastern Mennonite Seminary in Harrisonburg and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer) in Philadelphia, leaving him just shy of a Master of Divinity degree. In addition to singing and mission work, Aaron loved to travel with his family, garden and tend to his fruit trees, chop firewood for the family woodstove, read, maintain his home and car, and work with his hands, particularly in carpentry. Daily Bible study was an important part of Aaron's life, and he committed many Scriptures to memory. After a lifetime shared with Betty, he deeply mourned her passing last fall. Corresponding with prisoners and other acquaintances was one of the many activities that the couple undertook together over the years.

Aaron, with his deep commitment to God and his goodwill, sense of humor, gentleness, and staunch integrity, will be sorely missed by many, including the numerous business people he dealt with in the community.

A viewing will be held from 1 to 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 7, at Lindale Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg, followed by a memorial service at 3 p.m. at the church, with burial to follow.

In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Aaron may be made to Eastern Mennonite University or to Virginia Mennonite Missions. Aaron and Betty, all nine of their children, and many of their grandchildren and in-laws attended EMU, and missions work has always been close to Aaron's heart.

"In Memory of Aaron M. King" to: Development Office, Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, or Virginia Mennonite Missions, 901 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Daily News Record - 1/4/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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King, Aaron Martin, 88, of Harrisonburg, VA died January 3, 2011 at the same place.  He was born June 26, 1922 at Royersford, PA to Irvin and Cora (Shank) King.  On June 11, 1950 at Malvern, PA he was married to Betty Detweiler, who was born March 10, 1928 and died September 17, 2010.

Surviving are children, Michael (Joan Kenerson) King, Jewel (Angela Kreider) King, Robert King, Steven Weibe-King (Jill Weibe), Marty (Sharon Geigley) King, Noel King, Heidi King, and Starla (Sandy Manne) King, 8 grandchildren, and three sisters, Cora King of Harrisonburg, VA, Laura Ramer of Myerstown, PA, and Almeda Stoltzfus of Morris, PA.

A daughter, Angela King preceded him in death.

He and his wife were missionaries in Cuba and Mexico before returning to Harrisonburg in the 1970's.  Aaron sang in the Crusader's Men's Quartet and in the Mennonite Hour Quartet.

Memorial services were held January 7, 2011 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Alice Brubaker, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



King, Arvilla Mae Yoder
, 94, of Belleville, Mifflin Co., PA died July 17, 2011 at the same place. She was born March 10, 1917. On April 5, 1942 she was married to Trennis King, who is deceased.

Surviving are three sons, Dennis King, Darrel King, Delmar King.

Memorial services were held July 20, 2011 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA with burial in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville, PA.

Submitted by: Joann Byler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Arvilla Mae (Yoder) King

BELLEVILLE - Arvilla Mae (Yoder) King, 94, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, passed away at 4:11 p.m. Sunday, July 17, 2011, at the Haven. Arvilla was a devoted wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Born March 10, 1917 in Belleville, she was a daughter of the late Rueben and Mary (Zook) Yoder. She attended Belleville schools and graduated from Belleville High School in 1935. For several years after high school, she was employed as an operator for United Telephone Company.

She married Trennis King at Maple Grove Mennonite Church on April 5, 1942. They purchased the farm east of Belleville from her father where she and Trennis lived for 49 years.

Living along Jack's mountain, she enjoyed seeing deer, turkeys, and many kinds of birds. In 1996, they moved to a cottage in the Valley View Retirement Community. He preceded her in death in 2002. In 2005, she became a resident of Valley View Haven.

Arvilla is survived by three sons and daughters-in-law, Dennis King and wife Judy, of Lincoln, Neb., Darrel King and wife Sara, of West Liberty, Ohio, and Delmar King and wife Sandy, of Belleville; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren survive; as well as a sister and brother-in-law, Lucille and Robert Gotwals, of Souderton; and two sisters-in law, Betty Yoder, of Huntingdon, and Ethel Yoder, of McAlisterville.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Elton, Elmer, and Merle, and two sisters, Pauline King and Lola Goss.

Arvilla was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church since childhood.

A funeral service will be held in her honor at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at Maple Grove Mennonite church with Pastors Galen Sharp, Herb Zook, and Alan Kauffman officiating. Burial will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Henderson Funeral Home, Belleville.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to: Maple Grove Mennonite Church, PO Box 955, Belleville, PA 17004 or to Valley View Retirement Community, 4702 East Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, 3813 West Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Lewistown Sentinel - July 19, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



King, Cora Elnora
, 86, a resident of Crestwood, died November 14, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Ms. King was born n May 15, 1925 in Montgomery Co., Pennsylvania to Irvin M. and Cora E. Shank King. She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church.

Surviving are two sisters, Laura E. Ramer of Myerstown, Pennsylvania and Almeda E. Stoltzfus of Morris, Pennsylvania, and twenty-one nieces and nephews.

Ms. King was preceded in death by six brothers and sisters, Leona M. King, Myron A. King, Tillman R. King, Evelyn E. Mumaw, Aaron M. King and her twin sister, Clara E. King.

A memorial service was November 19, 2011 Oak Lea Nursing Home Activity Room. Burial was private at Lindale Mennonite Cemetery.

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



King, Jeanette H. Miller
, age 72 of Cochranville, PA died December 20, 2011. Born in Lancaster, PA to David & Edna Houck Miller. She was the wife of Merle J. King with whom she celebrated 46 years of marriage on December 26th of last year. She attended Old Road Mennonite Church of Gap and was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church.

Surviving is her loving husband Merle and four children: Neal husband of Mary Lou Rohrer King of Cochranville, Nolan husband of Nori Bontrager King of Cochranville, Nedra wife of Ian Rutherford of Kansas City, MO, Naomi Norene wife of Matthew Buckwalter of Lancaster, 20 grandchildren, 8 siblings: Pauline Kreider of Manheim, Arlene, wife of John Weber of Ephrata, Marilyn, wife of John Burkhart of Mt. Joy, Robert, husband of Irene Miller of Liberty, James, husband of Ann Miller of Landisville, Fred, husband of Lynn Miller of Neffsville, Herbert, husband of Chris Miller of Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by a brother David Miller.

A Memorial service was December 24, 2011 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church Aglen, PA with Pastor Richard L. Buckwalter officiating. Private burial was prior to the Memerial service in the ajoining cemetery.

Source: Shivery Funeral Homes, Paradise & Christina, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



King, Sanford Abraham
, 90, of Harrisonburg, died Friday, May 20, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was born Oct. 19, 1920, in West Liberty, Ohio, to Abraham and Alice Hartzler King. In 1940, the family moved to Harrisonburg, where he met Mary Elizabeth Martin King. They married on Sept. 15, 1945, at Lindale Mennonite Church. Mrs. King died in 2003.

Surviving are six children: Mary Jane King Garrison and her husband, David, of Keswick; Lois Ann King and Evelyn Elizabeth King, both of Harrisonburg; Sanford Ray King and his wife, Phyllis, of Dayton; Martha Alice King Maddox, and her husband, Charles, of Broadway; and Daniel Martin King and his wife, Janet, of Harrisonburg; and seven grandchildren: Derek, Martin, Benjamin, Quentin and Cory King, Perry Maddox and Margaret Walter. Four sisters also survive: Isabelle Yoder of Seaford; Ruth Horst of Lititz, Pa.; Esther Jones of Goshen, Ind.; and Nancy Wood of Waynesboro.

Mr. King graduated from Eastern Mennonite School in 1950 with an associate degree in Bible. He and his wife served in a number of Mennonite churches in Virginia and West Virginia including Crossroads, Ridgeway, Greenmont and

Morning View, and served as pastor of Crest Hill Mennonite Church from 1978 to 1989.

Funeral service will be May 23, 2011, at Lindale Mennonite Church by Pastors Ric Gullman and Raleigh Rhodes. Burial will follow in the Lindale Mennonite Cemetery

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




Kinzer, Hazel Miller
, 87, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 15, 2011 at the same place.  She was born September 20, 1923 at Aurora, OH to John G. and Niva (Christner) Miller.  She was married to Paul Kinzer.

Surviving are two brothers, David Miller and Paul (Edna) Miller.

Her husband and siblings: Grace Christner Miller; Mary Louise Christner; George Miller; W. Arland Miller; James J. Miller; John Miller Jr. preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 19, 2011 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kiser, Alvin Jacob
, 93, of Hinton, VA died May 25, 2011 at Harrisonburg, VA. He was born February 15, 1918 at LaJunta, Colorado to Jacob D. and Sally (Shank) Kiser. On January 10, 1945 he was married to Lillian Wenger, who is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Lyle Kiser and wife Diana, two grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Grace Eshleman.

Memorial services were held May 28, 2011 at Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, Rockingham Country, VA with burial in Weavers Mennonite Cemetery, Rockingham County, VA.

Submitted by: Lee Martin, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kiser, Ruth Voth
, 75, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA died October 31, 2011 at the same place. She was born February 3, 1936 at Moundridge, Kansas to John and Linda (Graber) Voth. On October 1, 1956 she was married to Merle "Pete" Kiser, who was born January 31, 1933 and survives.

Surviving are children, Randy Kiser, Cindy Garletts and husband Terry, 2 grandchildren, and siblings, Evelyn Penner, Alta Johnson, Waneta Goering, Lois Hunsicker, Wilbur, Curt, Karl, Harry, Myron, Larry, Stan, and Verne Voth.

Memorial services were held November 7, 2011 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Weaver's Mennonite Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA.

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



Klaassen, Donna L. Regier, 86, of North Newton, Harvey Co., KS died May 8, 2011 at the same place. She was born June 16, 1924 at Freeman, SD to A.J. and Suzanne (Bargen) Regier. On August 30, 1947 at North Newton she was married to Melvin Klaassen.

Surviving are children, Linda (Gary) Harms, Chuck (Liz) Klaassen, K. John (Valerie) Klaassen, and Ellen (Rex) Byergo, 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Margaret Rich.

Three sisters, Frances Horan, Winifred Ewy, and Betty Wasser preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 21, 2011 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Harvey Co., KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Kliewer, Albert A.
, 75, of Henderson, York Co., NE died August 20, 2011 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. He was born May 31, 1936 to John A and Agatha (Ratzlaff) Kliewer. On December 17, 2005 he was married to Jennie Peters, who survives. His first wife, Rachel Siebert Kliewer died Oct. 15, 2003.

Surviving are children, Steve and Kerri Kliewer, Mark and Abbie Kliewer, Bryan and Suzanne Kliewer, stepchildren Becky and DeWayne Voth, Denise and Norman Critchfield, and Tammy Peters, six grandchildren and four step-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 24, 2011 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson, NE with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Albert A. Kliewer, 75, of Henderson died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2011 at Lincoln.

He was born May 31, 1936 at Henderson to John A. and Agatha (Ratzlaff) Kliewer and graduated from Henderson High School.

Albert was a longtime member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church at Henderson and enjoyed woodworking, restoration projects and traveling.

He enjoyed singing as a youth and continued singing in the men's choir at church. Albert loved researching family history and was a very caring person. He also did volunteer service from 1955-57 at Denver, Colo.

On Dec. 17, 2005 he was married to Jennie L. Friesen at Henderson.

He is survived by his wife, Jennie of Henderson; three sons, Steven and his wife Kerri of Henderson, Mark and his wife Abbie of Lushton and Bryan and his wife Suzanne of Omaha. Also surviving are his grandchildren which include Chase Kliewer of Omaha, Garrett Kliewer of Lincoln, Mariah Kliewer also of Lincoln and Ruby Kliewer, Siddalee Kliewer and Miles Kliewer all of Lushton; his brother John R. and his wife June Kliewer; his twin sister Alma and her husband Louie Siebert; and his sister-in-law Olga Kliewer, all of Henderson. His step-children include Becky and her husband DeWayne Voth of Hillsborough, Kan., Denise and her husband Norman Critchfield of Hesston, Kan. and Tammy Peters of Washington, D.C.; four step-grandchildren, Jeremey Voth of Hillsborough, Kan., Cameron Voth of Newton, Kan., Kendall Critchfield of McPherson, Kan. and Michelle Critchfield of Hesston, Kan.; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Rachel.

Graveside services are scheduled for 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011 at the Bethesda Cemetery north of Henderson.

A memorial service will follow at the Bethesda Mennonite Church at 10:30 a.m.. Visitation began Monday at 7 p.m., at Metz Mortuary in Henderson with his family greeting friends from 7-8:30 p.m., Tuesday evening.

Memorials may be directed to the Bethesda Radio Broadcast Fund.

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

Metz Mortuary in Henderson is handling arrangements.

York News-Times, York Co., NE
Published: Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Knauer, Marie H. Zimmerman, 82, of Ephrata, went to rest in the arms of Jesus at her home, on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.

She was born in Lancaster County, a daughter of the late William F. and Sallie (Horting) Zimmerman. She was the wife of Alvin A. Knauer, with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.

Marie was an active member of the Ephrata United Zion Church, where she cared for children in the church nursery for over 25 years, and was a member of the sewing circle. Marie enjoyed family outings, adored her grand and great grandchildren, traveling to the mountains and seashore, flower gardening, Phillies baseball, and sewing wedding clothing and draperies. She also was a dedicated homemaker and accomplished seamstress.

Surviving in addition to her husband are her 3 children, Richard D., husband of Barbara A. (Futer) Knauer of Ephrata, Cindy L., wife of Larry Z. Horst of Lancaster, Glenda S., wife of Jay K. Sensenig of Denver; 9 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother, Warren, husband of Gladys (Holsinger) Zimmerman of Denver; sisters, Irene, wife of Clarence Stoner of Fairmount Homes, Mabel, wife of Irvin Sensenig of Stevens, Violet, widow of Edwin Good of Denver, and Jane, wife of Abram Burkholder of Farmersville.

She was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Chester, Lloyd, and Irwin Zimmerman; and a sister, Bessie Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, May 8, at Ephrata United Zion Church, 408 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, and from 9 to 10 AM, Monday from the church. Funeral services will follow at 10 AM, with Pastors Jay Showalter, Mel Horst, and Mark Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in the Hahnstown United Zion Cemetery, Ephrata Twp.

Flowers are welcomed and memorial contributions in Marie's memory may be sent to Ephrata United Zion Church, Sewing Circle, 408 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, PA 17522 or to Hospice of Lancaster County, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or online at www.hospiceoflancaster.org.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/8/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Koehler, Mary Gehman
, 94, of Souderton, PA formerly of Telford, PA died, July 15, 2011 at Quakertown Center. Born in Hilltown Twp., PA to David and Mary Jane (Landis) Gehman. She was a life member of Zion Mennonite Church.

Survived by four sons; Paul Koehler of Prince Albert, SK, Canada; Ronald Koehler, wife Kathy of Reading, PA; David Koehler of Souderton, PA; Timothy Koehler, wife Dawn of Souderton, PA; 9 Grandchildren: 17 Great-Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: A son, Dennis Lee Koehler and 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Funeral service was July 19, 2011 at Zion Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Zion Memorial Gardens in Franconia, PA.

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



Kramer, Glendon Fred
, 88, of Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD died April 21, 2011 at the same place. He was born April 10, 1923 at Freeman, SD to Fred and Minnie (Ries) Kramer. On June 14, 1946 at Freeman, SD he was married to Bernice June Preheim, who was born July 4, 1926 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Wallace (LaRuth) Kramer; two daughters, Anita (Kirk) Preheim; and Marlene (Lynn) Flaming; 10 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Willard Kramer, and two sisters, Elsie Kramer and Relda Muller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 27, 2011 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Kramer, Kathryn Esther Goering
, 85, of Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD died January 21, 2011 at the same place.  She was born November 24, 1925 at McPherson, Kansas to Jonas and Anna (Graber) Goering.  On June 1, 1949 at Moundridge, Kansas she was married to Willard J. Kramer, who was born June 8, 1924 and died February 24, 1983.

Surviving are three sons, Norris (Bonnie) Kramer, Ronald Kramer, and Charles (Rebekkah) Kramer, five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Gertrude (Clarence) Graber.

A son, Russel Kramer, and two brothers, Elmer Goering, and Forrest Goering  preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 24, 2011 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kraus, Mildred Inez Brunk, 84, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., Virginia died May 8, 2011 at the same place. She was born August 26, 1926 in Rockingham County/Virginia (where) to Joseph A. and Hannah L. Brunk. On October 10, 1946 she was married to Dr, Harry Lee Kraus, Sr, who was born September 9, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Harry Kraus, Jr. & Kris, two daughters, Donna & Timothy Parrish, and Debra & Jeffery Snyder, and 9 grandchildren.

Two sons, Clyde Joseph Kraus and Milton Lowell Kraus preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 13, 2011 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia with burial in Weavers Mennonite Cemetery, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

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



Kreider, Alice Lucille Hostetler Loewen

March 3, 1920-Aug. 14, 2011

NEWTON, Kan. - Alice Lucille Hostetler Loewen Kreider passed away Sunday.

She was born March 3, 1920 to Lester and Charity (Steiner) Hostetler. She was raised on a farm in Sugarcreek, Ohio, where she attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade. The family then moved to Upland, Calif., where she completed her high school education and attended Chaffey Junior College. In 1941, Alice finished her college education with a bachelor's degree in music at Bethel College, North Newton, Kan. Alice went on to earn her master's degree in music in organ performance from Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill.

While at Bethel College, she met her first husband, Esko W. Loewen, whom she married Sept. 18, 1943. The early part of their marriage was spent in Lancaster, Pa. and Lincoln, Neb. while Esko was in civilian public service. In 1946, Esko began seminary in Chicago, where their first child, Margret, joined the family.

Following seminary, the family moved to Topeka in 1948. Alice became a gracious and supportive minister's wife and choir director at the Topeka Mennonite Church. Two more children, Theodore and Kathryn, were added to the family.

After five years in Indiana, the family moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1953. Alice and Esko served as host and hostess for the Mennonite Central Committee House in Amsterdam. In the spring of 1956, the family moved to Hillsboro, Kan., where Esko served as pastor of the Johannestahl Mennonite Church and Alice used her musical talents to direct church choirs and give private piano lessons. When the children all began attending school, Alice began teaching organ at Tabor College, Hillsboro, Kan. and Bethel College.

The next family move was to North Newton where Esko became dean of students and Alice taught organ at Bethel and Hesston Colleges. She became church organist at St. Matthews' Episcopal Church and later First Presbyterian Church. She played for many weddings and funerals, and performed concerts in Newton and the surrounding area.

Alice started the student chapter of the American Guild of Organists which became the longest-lasting student guild in the United States. Her teaching resulted in many fine church organists and professors of organ and created an interest in organ building. Alice was asked to start the music library at Bethel College when a large volume of music was gifted to the college. She did so after attending library courses at the University of Texas, Denton, Texas.

Once the children were adults, Esko and Alice moved to Souderton, Pa. in 1975, where they worked as a team at the Souderton Mennonite Church, Esko as pastor and Alice as church musician. They thoroughly enjoyed planning worship services together for the first time in their professional lives. Following Esko's second heart attack, the couple moved back to North Newton.

Esko's passing in 1981 left Alice a widow for five years. During this time, Alice became organist at the First Methodist Church, Newton, Kan., and set up the medical library at Bethel Deaconess Hospital. She also taught organ at Kansas Wesleyan, Salina, Kan., and Sterling College, Sterling, Kan.

On June 17, 1986, Alice married her second husband, Gerald Kreider, and moved to Goshen. With nine children between them living from California to West Virginia, they spent their retirement years traveling to their children's homes and traveling with them to Alaska, Europe, Turkey, Hawaii, the Bahamas and Costa Rica. They also were active members of the Goshen Mennonite Church. Alice shared organist responsibilities there. They attended many Elderhostel programs throughout the United States and Mexico.

In 1999, Ger and Alice moved to the Kidron-Bethel Community in North Newton and returned to her home congregation, Bethel College Mennonite Church, where they enjoyed reacquainting themselves with college and community friends and participating in church activities. They continued traveling, volunteered at the Etc. Shop and Book Reviews where they also served on the board.

In 2008, Alice survived an auto accident and then Gerald passed away Dec. 27, 2009. Although Alice's energy level was diminished, she still enjoyed visiting family and friends, attending occasional concerts, playing the piano and participating in activities at Kidron-Bethel.

Survivors include her three children, Margret Loewen (Graber) Gaeddert (Allen), Newton, Kan., Ted Loewen (Fran), Reedley, Calif., Kathryn Simmons (Steve), Lee's Summit, Mo.; six stepchildren, Carl Kreider (Nadya), Goshen, Jean Reichenbach (Randy), Harrisonburg, W.Va.; Richard Kreider (Linda), Wolcottville, Ellen Kreider and David Wirick, Columbus, Ohio, James Kreider and Denise Pettengill, Lawrence, Kan., Kathryn Kreider and Dan Coronado, Houston Lake, Mo.; brother, Hugh Hostetler (Harriet), Surfside, S.C.; sister, Dorothy Dyck, Kennett Square, Pa.; sister-in-law, Tess Loewen, Athens, Ga.; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Lois Kreider, North Newton, Kan.; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; many step-grandchildren, great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews.

Memorials have been established with the Bethel College Mennonite Church Organ Fund and the Bethel College Music Department.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

The Goshen News, Goshen, IN
August 18, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 


 

Kreider, Eby
, 84, formerly of Kinzers, passed away at Calvary Homes January 26, 2011.  He was born in East Lampeter Twp. Lancaster Co., PA to Roy & Ada Eby Kreider.  He was the husband of Gladys Hershey Kreider with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on August 4th of last year.   

He was a member of Calvary Monument Bible Church of Paradise where in the past he was a boys Sunday School Teacher, did church visitation and was the custodian from 1950 to 2008.  Eby was a carpenter for most of his working career.  He was a member of the Christian Businessmen Association.  He enjoyed hunting, gardening and tending his fruit trees.  Eby enjoyed always fixing something. 

Surviving besides his wife are 4 children:  Emily wife of James Gordley of Georgetown, DE, E. Roy husband of Sandy Wenger Kreider of Kinzers, Margie wife of Ray Sherid of Lancaster, Janet wife of David Hoffman of Rensselaer, IN, 12 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, sister:  Thelma Martin of New Holland. 

He was preceded in death by a stillborn son, great grandson Randon J. Kyler, 3 siblings: Carl, Jay and Clyde Kreider. 

Funeral service will take place from the Calvary Monument Bible Church, 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA on Saturday, January 29th at 11 a.m. with Rev. Robert M. Reid officiating.  Interment will be in the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.  There will be a viewing at the Shivery Funeral Home, 3214 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise, PA on Friday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Calvary Monument Bible Church (Ladies Missionary Fellowship), 1660 Mine Road, Paradise, PA  17562.

Source: Shivery Funeral Homes of Paradise & Christina, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Kreider, Mildred B. Landis
, 91, formerly of Lancaster, passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA where she had been residing for 16 years. Born July 21, 1919 in Bird-In-Hand, PA, to Phares Z. and Fannie (Bender) Landis. She was married to J. Irvin Kreider for over 31 years. Mr. Kreider died in December of 1985.

A homemaker for most of her life, Mrs. Kreider was also a long-time member of Blue Rock Mennonite Church in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

Surviving are two brothers, Benjamin Landis, husband of Rhoda, of Strasburg, Elvin Landis, husband of Verna, of Honey Brook; a sister, Alice Ruth Krushinsky, of Lancaster as well as her extended family and caring friends.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Clark and Alma Leaman, and a brother, Phares Calvin Landis.

Funeral Services will be May 13, 2011 at the Blue Rock Mennonite Church. Interment will be in the Blue Rock Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA.

Source: 2011 Lancaster Newspapers
Via BetNet.com,
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

 

Kriebel, Elsie M. Freed
, 91, of Lansdale, PA died March 18, 2011 at the same place.  She was born at Lansdale, PA to Sylvanus and Maggie Freed was married to Paul R. Kriebel, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Paul, Donna Godshall, Tom, Nancy Pendleton, Steven, Rene Casey, Larry, and Donald, 23 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

A son, Terry, two grandsons, Duane and Terry, Jr., four brothers, Isaac, Eugene, Sylvanus, and Arthur, and two sisters, Violet Wert, and Irene Snyder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 25, 2011 at Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale, PA.

Submitted by: Ruth Delp, Lansdale, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kroeker, Betty Ruth Holley


Inman, Kan. - Betty Ruth Kroeker, 68, passed away Aug. 7, 2011, at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson.

She was born Feb. 23, 1943, in Longview, Texas, the daughter of Penson Henry and Kathryn Younger Holley. She had worked as a Psychotherapist, and was a member of the Toastmasters, two art associations, two writing groups, the American Psychology Association, and the Analytic Institute.

On June 28, 1973, she married Dean Kroeker at Long Beach, Calif. He survives. Other survivors include: her children Duane (Stephanie) of Kerrville, Texas, Joshua (Sarah) of Inman, Cheyenne (Alison) of Lake Forrest, Calif., Celea (Kyle) Hoodman of Huntington Beach, Calif.; one brother, Richard of Houston, Texas, and grandchildren Kayla and Kyle Kroeker, Moriah, Naomi, Lydia, and Hosanna Kroeker, Karis Kroeker, and Shane, Linnea, Dean, and Levi Hoodman.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren in infancy.

Graveside Services will be at 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 10, at North Inman Cemetery, Inman, with a memorial service to follow at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, August 10, at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman with Pastor Alden Dick presiding. Family will greet friends may call from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9, at Buhler Mortuary, Buhler.

Memorials may be sent to Inman Community Food Bank in care of Buhler Mortuary, 120 North Main, Buhler, KS 67522.

Source: The McPherson Sentinel, McPherson, KS
Posted Aug 08, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Kroeker, Betty Henry, (Dr.), 68, of Inman, KS died August 7, 2011. She was born to Penson Henry and Kathryn Holley and was married to Dr. Dean Kroeker, who survives.

Surviving are children, Joshua & Sarah Kroeker; Cheyenne & Allison Kroeker; Celea & Kyle Hoodman; and Duane & Stephanie Kroeker, and 11 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 10, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS.

Submitted by: Kim Pankratz
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kropf, Willis Joseph

Willis Joseph Kropf, beloved husband of Judy (Baker) Kropf of Berryville, AR was born September 28, 1936 to Joseph and Alice Kropf near Shelbyville, IL. He peacefully passed away in his home April 15, 2011 at the age of 74 years 6 months and 18 days.

On May 10, 2005, he had a severe stroke from which he regained some health and strength. On December 15, 2010, he suffered another stroke, leaving him bedfast, from which he never recovered. He suffered patiently and was an inspiration to all who gathered by his bedside and those who cared for him.

He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized in his youth and was a member of Bethel Amish Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful until death.

On June 2, 1957, he was united in marriage to Judy Baker of Tampico, IL, daughter of Harley and Esther Baker, sharing the joys and sorrows together for over 53 years. To this union was born three sons and five daughters.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his deeply bereaved wife; eight children; 47 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren; also three sisters and six brothers, one being his twin, Willard, being very close to him all his life.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two infant sisters, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A special thanks to the compassionate, dedicated workers of hospice.

Visitation will be held 6-9 p.m. Sunday, April 17 at the Bethel A.M. Fellowship Hall. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Monday, April 18 at the Bethel A.M. Church. Interment will follow in the Bethel A.M. Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to St. John's Hospice, 804 West Freeman, Suite 4, Berryville, AR 72616. Condolences may be sent to family at nelsonfuneral.com.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Carroll County News, Arkansas
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kuhns, Fannie A.

Nov. 12, 1933 - Dec. 17, 2011

NAPPANEE - Fannie A. Kuhns, 78, of 4279 N. Beech Road, Nappanee, passed away at 1 p.m. Dec. 17, 2011, at the home of her brother, Tobias Kuhns.

She was born Nov. 12, 1933, near Nappanee to Albert M. and Sarah N. (Mullet) Kuhns. She is survived by two brothers, Tobias (Susie E.) Kuhns and Noah (Rachel) Kuhns, both of Nappanee; three sisters, Mary Kuhns and Sovilla Kuhns, both of Nappanee, and Miriam (Ora) Troyer of Alvutis, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Katie Slabaugh Kuhns of Topeka, Ind.; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a brother, Enos Kuhns.

Visitation will take place all day today at the Kuhns home, 4279 N. Beech Road, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 20, at the Marlin Mullet home on Beech Road. Bishop Lyle Slabaugh and Bishop Marlin Slabaugh, along with Home Ministries, will officiate. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home in Nappanee. Online condolences may be given at www.tlyfh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 19, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kuhns, Jonas L.

Dec. 19, 1933 - Dec. 7, 2011

BREMEN - Jonas L. Kuhns, 77, died at 6:28 p.m. Dec. 7, 2011, at Community Hospital of Bremen.

He was born Dec. 19, 1933, to Levi and Edna (Yoder) Kuhns. He married Ella Troyer on May, 17, 1956.

Surviving are his wife; children Henry Kuhns of Nappanee, Daniel (Laurie Plank) Kuhns of Bremen, Melvin (Emma Kuhns) Kuhns and Wilbur (Leanna Lehman) Kuhns, both of Nappanee, Velma (Milo) Hilty of Smyrna, Maine, Alma (Jerry) Helmuth of Nappanee, Esther (Ervin) Hochstetler and Rosie (Caleb) Stoll, both of Unity, Maine, and Elsie (Jonathon) Miller of Middlebury; 55 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and siblings Menno Kuhns of Drakesville, Iowa, Ivan, Edwin and Omar Kuhns, Wilma (Henry) Mast and Fannie (Albert) Miller, all of Nappanee, Carrie (Andy) Hochstetler of Lagrange and Lizzie (Vernon) Bontrager of Mio, Mich.

Two grandchildren and two brothers are deceased.

Friends may call after 2 p.m. today and all day Saturday at the Jerry Helmuth home, 536 Beech Road, Nappanee, where the funeral will be at 9 a.m. Sunday. Arrangements are by Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 9, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kuhns, Levi M.
, 90, of North Lawrence, OH, died March 6, 2011 at the home of his son in Paris, OH. He was born September 27, 1920 in Plain City, OH to Monroe and Fannie (Miller) Kuhns and married Clara E. Wengerd on Dec. 25, 1947. She died July 12, 2006.

Survived by children, Mary Wade of Broadview Heights, OH; Freeman (Debra) Kuhns of Paris, OH; Elsie (Greg) Swick of N. Lawrence, OH; Dennis (Elizabeth) Kuhns of E. Palestine, OH; David (Earlyn) Kuhns of N. Lawrence, OH and Mae (Eric Hernquist) Kuhns of Columbus, OH; 17 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; sisters, Susie (Boyd) Rodgers of Columbus, OH; Ida Troyer and Katie Kratofil, both of Middlefield, OH; brothers, Melvin (Anna) Kuhns of Millersburg, OH and Freeman (Martha) Kuhns of Middlefield, OH; a sister-in-law, Ella Kuhns of Maysville, OH.

He was preceded in death by his wife Clara, a granddaughter; sister Amanda Yutzy; brothers, Joseph, Jacob, Albert and Monroe Kuhns; and a son-in-law, James Austin.

Funeral service was March 8, 2011 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Berlin, OH with John Miller and Chris Moen officiating. Burial was in the Raber Cemetery in Wayne Township, Tuscarawas Co., OH

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




Kuhns, Martha Plank


BREMEN -- Martha Plank Kuhns, 71, of 3425 N. Beech Rd., Bremen, died at 8:55 p.m., Saturday (April 9, 2011) at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.

She was born Oct. 2, 1939, in Arthur, Ill., to Jacob M. and Lizzie Yoder Plank. She married Roman L. Kuhns Feb. 21, 1961, in Arthur. He survives.

Other survivors include her sons Ivan Ray and LaMar R., both of Bremen, Levi Jay of Shipshewana and Homer R. of Arcola, Ill.; daughters Rosetta Kuhns of Bremen, Lorene Borkholder and Carol Graber, both of Nappanee, Esther Schwartz of Etna Green and Freida Abbot of Sheridan, Ill.; 41 grandchildren; five brothers; and three sisters.

Friends may call at the family residence after 2 p.m. today and all day Tuesday. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronnie Miller residence, 1184 3rd Road, Bremen. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
4/11/2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kulp, Christian

May 4, 1922 - July 6, 2011

WAKARUSA -- Christian Kulp, 89, Waterford Street, Wakarusa, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, 2011, at his home.

He was born May 4, 1922, in Elkhart County to Emma (Blosser) and Christian Kulp. On March 21, 1948, he married Wilma (Shaum) Kulp. She died Nov. 24, 2008.

Surviving are daughters Wilda (Victor) Hess of Goshen and Diane (Kent) Hammond of Pittsford, Mich.; son Roger (Nona) Kulp of Wakarusa; 12 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

Preceding him in death were son Ronnie Ray Kulp; daughter Bonnie L. Vanover; granddaughter Christine Vanover; two brothers; and two sisters.

He worked at NY Central, was a woodworker and member of Southwest Bible Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church with one hour of viewing prior to the service. Pastors David Stump and David Harper will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the donor's choice. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 9, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kurtz, Jacob C.

March 8, 1932 - Sept. 23, 2011

TOPEKA - Jacob C. Kurtz, 79, of Topeka, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011.

He was the owner of Creekside Sawmill in Topeka and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Kurtz was born March 8, 1932, in Topeka to Christian J. and Katie A. (Beechy) Kurtz. They preceded him in death.

On Nov. 8, 1951, he married Mary J. Miller. She preceded him in death on Nov. 21, 2000. On Jan. 24, 2008, he married Mary E. Yoder. She survives.

Also surviving are five daughters and three sons-in-law, Catherine and Duane Bontrager, Wilma Kurtz, and Susie Kurtz, Leanna and Orlen Miller, and Ella and Duane Miller; three sons and daughters-in-law, John and Lorene Kurtz, Vernon and Dorothy Kurtz, and Crist and Christina Kurtz; 31 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two sisters and brothers-in-law.

He was also preceded in death by a son and two sisters.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the family's residence, 5545 W. 400 S., Topeka.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery in rural LaGrange.

Visitation will be at the family residence all day today.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
September 25, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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