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   Lambright, Edward J., Jr; . . Lambright, Ida Miller (Calvin); . . Lambright, Ida Miller (Levi) ; . . Lambright, Jared D.; . . Landes, Florence Rittenhouse; . . Landis, Christian L.; . . Landis, Elizabeth "Betty" Houser; . . Landis, Ingrid D. Berg; . .   Landis, Nancy S. Watson; . . Landis, Norman R.; . . Landis, R. Eugene; . . Landis, Vera Martin; . .  Langstraat, Roseanne "Zanne" Ehlers; . . Lantz, Phares O.; . . Lapp, Imogene K. Augsburger; . . Lauver, W. Elton; . . Leatherman, Sarah R.; . . Leatherman, Willard "Bill" D.; . . Lee, John E.; . . LeFever,  Harold H.; . .  Lehman, Ammon L.; . .  Lehman, Barbara J.; . . Lehman, Betty Kathleen Plank; . . Lehman, Earl W.; . . Lehman, Edith J. Stuckey; . .  Lehman, Mary B. Bontrager; . . Lehman, Oleta Z. Miller; . . Lehman, Pearl A. Sarvis; . . Lehman, Phyllis Jutzi; . . Leid, Elmer B.; . . Leinbach, Betty Hoover; . . Leinbach, Lloyd G.; . . Leinbach, Paul; . .

Lambright, Edward J., Jr
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SHIPSHEWANA -- Edward J. Lambright Jr., 75, of Shipshewana, died at 4:30 p.m. Monday (Jan. 3, 2011) at home.

He was born Jan. 20, 1935, in LaGrange County to Edward J. and Polly (Slabach) Lambright. On March 6, 1958, he married Esther Wingard. She died March 23, 1985. On Sept. 11, 1986, he married Mary Kathryn (Bontrager) Yoder. She survives.

Daughters Vera (Dannie) Yoder and Susan (Harvey) Kauffman, Elnora (LaVern) Yutzy and Doris (Herman) Miller; sons Richard (Carolyn) Lambright, Ferman (Mary Ruth) Lambright, Ernest (Rebecca) Lambright, Mahlon (Doretta) Lambright and Roman (Lorene) Lambright; stepsons Eugene (Rosetta) Yoder and John Kevin (Martha) Yoder; 54 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; and brother, Wilbur (Wilma) Lambright, survive.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren and his parents.

Visitation will be all day Wednesday at the Orville Miller residence, 2070 N. 700 W., Shipshewana, where a funeral service will follow at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting with arrangements.

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



Lambright, Ida Miller
(Levi)
 
Jan. 12, 1926 - Jan. 12, 2011

LAGRANGE -- Ida Lambright, 85, of LaGrange, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 12, 2011) in her home.

She was born Jan. 12, 1926, in Middlebury, to Elmer F. and Anna (Kauffman) Miller. On Nov. 11, 1947, near Middlebury, she married Levi J. Lambright. He died Nov. 27, 1994.

Surviving are daughter Ruth (Sherman) Shrock; sons John (Joan) Lambright, Perry (Melinda) Lambright, Harley (Marietta) Lambright, Calvin (Jean) Lambright, Elmer (Naomi) Lambright, Edwin (Edna) Lambright and Menno (Christine) Lambright; 72 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; sister Polly (Ralph) Bontrager; and brothers John (Mary) Miller and Amos (Katie) Miller.

She was preceded in death by a grandson; a great-grandson; and two sisters, infant Emma Miller and Mary Weaver.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today and all day Friday at the family residence, 2540 N. 250 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Amzie Lehman residence, 1310 N. 250 W., LaGrange.

Burial will be in Mast Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 13, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Lambright, Ida Miller (Calvin)


June 26, 1928 - Dec. 1, 2011

TOPEKA - Ida Lambright, 83, of Topeka, died at 2:45 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, 2011, at her residence.

She was born June 26, 1928, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Crist and Sarah (Schrock) Miller. On Feb. 24, 1949, in Topeka, she married Calvin T. Lambright. He survives.

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

Surviving are a son, Gary Lambright of Topeka; two daughters, Mary Etta (Larry) Otto of Shipshewana and Ruth Ann (Gerald) Miller of Topeka; 13 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and sister Saraetta (Manas) Miller of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son Richard Lambright; four brothers, Ralph, Ben, Elmer and Crist Miller Jr.; and sister Mary Miller.

Visitation will be all day today at the family's residence, 6405 W. 550 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Darian Gingerich residence, 5505 S. 675 W., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop David Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 3, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Lambright, Jared D.

June 29, 2011 - July 2, 2011

LAGRANGE - Jared Dean Lambright, 3-day-old son of Dennis L. and Regina (Lambright) Lambright, died at 1:12 a.m. Saturday, July 2, 2011, at University of Michigan Hospital, Ann Arbor, Mich.

He was born June 29, 2011, in Lagrange County. Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Amanda Rose, and three brothers, Aaron James, Joshua Lee and Jacob Lynn Lambright, all at home; grandparents Harvey Jr. and Carolyn (Lambright) Lambright of Lagrange, and Vernon F. and Erma (Miller) Lambright of Shipshewana; great-grandparents Chris M. and Fanny Mae (Lambright*) Lambright of Topeka, and Levi and Ida (Miller*) Miller of Shipshewana; great-great-grandparents Freeman and Susan (Lambright*) Lambright of Middlebury; and great-great-grandmother Nettie O. Lambright of Shipshewana.

Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. today, July 3, 2011, at the family residence, 8145 W. S.R. 120, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Monday July 4, 2011, also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Levi E. Miller. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Shipshewana.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 3, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

*Research notes: Fanny Mae (Bontrager), Ida (Raber), Susan (Bontrager)




Landes, Florence Rittenhouse
, 87, of Lansdale, PA died December 1, 2011 at the same place. She was born June 4, 1924 at Souderton, PA. On September 11, 1993 she was married to William W. Landes, who was born October 8, 1925 and died September 25, 2009.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2011 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, PA.

Submitted by: Rose Hackman, Kulpsville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Florence Rittenhouse Landes, 87, of Souderton, died Thursday, December 1, 2011 at Gwynedd Square Center. She was the wife of the late Herbert M. Rittenhouse, who died in 1991, and the late William Landes, who died in 2009. Born June 4, 1924 in Sellersville, she was a daughter of the late William and Florence (Stauffer) Hunsberger.

Mrs. Landes was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church where she was active in the Ladies Sewing Circle. She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and putting together puzzles and crafts. Most important to her, however, was the time she spent with her children and families.

She is survived by six children, W. Herbert Rittenhouse and wife Kathleen of Souderton, Gerald Rittenhouse and wife Elaine of Harleysville, R. Thomas Rittenhouse and wife Linda of Sellersville, Tim Rittenhouse and wife Wanda of Pennsburg, Jane Kratz and husband Harold of Piedmont, SC, and Gail Horning and husband Kurt of Sarasota, FL; five step-children, Darlene Hartzell and husband Wayne of Lansdale, Leslie Landes and wife Miriam of Orefield, PA, Dennis Landes of Lansdale, Ivan Landes of Norristown, Janie Landes of Dublin, PA; her daughter-in-law, Peggy Landes of St. Petersburg, FL; 17 grandchildren; six siblings, Robert Hunsberger and wife Frances, Catherine Derstine and husband Kenneth, Ruth Derstine and husband Harold, James Hunsberger and wife Mary, Mary Reinford and husband Floyd, and Dorothy Harris and husband Brent; a sister-in-law, Sara Hunsberger; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a number of step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, John David Rittenhouse; a step-son, William Gary Landes; a brother, William Hunsberger; and a great-grandson, Christopher Rittenhouse Johenning.

The Funeral Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, December 10, 2011 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, 1980 Sumneytown Pike, Kulpsville, PA 19443. Relatives and friends may call after 10 a.m. Saturday. Burial will be in Plains Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements by Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale. For those desiring, contributions may be made in Mrs. Landes's memory to Towamencin Mennonite Church, address above, or Holy Redeemer Hospice, 1648 Huntingdon Pike, Meadowbrook, PA 19046.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers on December 7, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Landis, Christian L.
, 97, ­ formerly of Ronks, died October 19, 2011 at the Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Home. He was the husband of Esther (Rohrer) Landis, who died in 2008.

He had farmed on the family farm and, later, he and his wife operated Rohrer's Mill, an old fashioned grist mill, from 1968 until 2000. The mill, built in 1852, was one of the county's oldest water powered grist mills which had been passed down through Esther's family. Stone-ground whole wheat flour and roasted corn meal were produced at the mill.

Christ was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church where he had served as a trustee.

He had a gentle, good-natured disposition and loved spending time with his family and sharing the mill operation with many visitors. Christ was an avid beekeeper and gardener.

Born in East Lampeter Township, Christ was the son of the late Aaron B. and Anna (Landis) Landis. He is survived by two sons, Clair R. married to Arlene (Weaver) Landis and James C. married to Mary Louise (Breneman) Landis, all of Ronks; a daughter, Nancy J. Landis, of Lancaster; seven grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Bertha Hurst of Landis Homes. He was preceded in death by siblings, Benjamin Landis, Anna Hershey, Mary Deiter, Aaron Landis, Sanford Landis, John Landis and Nora Erb.

There will be a viewing Monday, October 24, 2011 from 6 until 8 PM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. There is another viewing on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 from 10 until 11 AM in the Strasburg Mennonite Church, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, PA and a funeral at 11 AM with Pastor Stephen Weaver and Pastor John Meck officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, kindly consider sending a contribution in Christ's memory to MDS, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/20/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Landis, Elizabeth "Betty" Houser
, 93, of Lititz, PA died February 5, 2011 in Lancaster Co., PA from a stroke.  She was born November 18, 1917 at Lampeter, PA to Jacob R. and Susan (Witmer) Houser.  She was married to Lester E. Landis, who was born December 30, 1919 and died in 2002.

Surviving are children, David H., Marian (Ken) Funk, Lois (Jay) Miller, Lester E. Jr. (Judith), and Betty (Robert) Peifer, 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Violet Houser.

Two grandsons, Timothy Landis and Nathan Peifer, and two brothers, Glenn and Wilbur Hauser preceded her in death.

She was active in the sewing circle; a member of Jolly 17ers; and volunteered at Reuzit Shop.

Memorial services were held February 11, 2011 at Landis Valley Christian Fellowship, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Mary Smith, Intercourse, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Landis, Ingrid D. Berg
, 63, of Narvon, PA died January 13, 2011 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center. She was born in Ephrata, PA to Rebecca (Garber) Hoffman, married to Robert, and the late Ford Berg. She was a member of Akron Mennonite Church.

Surviving are her sister, Christina, and four brothers, Daniel, John, Thomas, and Timothy.

Memorial service was January 17, 2011 at the Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, PA with Rev.. James Amstutz officiating. Interment was private at the convenience of the family.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc.
Akron/Ephrata, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Landis, Nancy S. Watson

MILTON - Nancy S. Landis, 55, of Limestone Road, passed away on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family.

She was born Nov. 13, 1956, in Muncy Valley Hospital, a daughter of Myron F. Watson, of Turbotville, and Helen Y. (Smith) Dimm, of Milton. On April 19, 1975, she married Daryl E. Landis, and they celebrated 36 years of marriage.

She graduated from Warrior Run High School in 1974 and graduated in 2008 from Thomas Jefferson University.

She was a registered nurse at Geisinger Medical Center briefly until her illness made her unable to work. Earlier in life, she had worked in Geisinger's Hand Therapy Clinic, was a bus driver for the Warrior Run School District and had been a dental assistant in Millville. She was a devoted homemaker while raising her family and helped her husband on the family farm.

Nancy was a sewing leader for the California 4-H Club and enjoyed quilting, baking, knitting and crocheting. She was an avid reader.

She was an active member of Delaware Run Wesleyan Church, where she had served as a lay leader and taught Sunday school. She was a Bible school teacher for several years.

In addition to her parents, husband and parents, she is survived by two sons and one daughter-in-law, Brian A. Landis, of Mifflinburg, and Shaun R. and Fawn Landis, of Watsontown; two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla E. and Randy Hupp, of Winfield, and Anita L. and Chad Stokes, of Lebanon; four grandchildren, Arabelle M. and Oakley S. Landis, Zoe E. Hupp and Avery B. Stokes; two brothers, Myron L. Watson, of Schwenksville, and Scott Watson, of McEwensville; three sisters, Carol Watson, of Turbotville, Faith Sauers, of Mooresburg, and Darcy Watson, of Danville; and her paternal grandmother, Georgine Watson, of Turbotville.

She was preceded in death by her stepfather, Thomas W. Dimm.

Friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday and 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, followed by the funeral at 11, at Delaware Run Wesleyan Church, 5570 Musser Lane, Watsontown, with the Rev. Michael Reece, her pastor, and Ron Geib officiating.

Burial will follow in Beaver Run Mennonite Cemetery, rural Turbotville.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in her memory be made to Expectations Women's Center, 9 N. Third St., P.O. Box 291, Lewisburg, PA 17837, or Good News Club Inc., 53 Blue Hill, Northumberland, PA 17857.

Sunbury Daily Item - 12/19/2011
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Landis, Norman R.
- 96, of Souderton; formerly of Perkasie, PA died March 27, 2011 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. Born in New Britain Twp., PA to the late Samuel and Anna (Rosenberger) Landis. He was the husband of the late Mary (Rice) Landis.  

He was a member of Salem Mennonite Church of Quakertown, PA where he was a former Sunday school teacher and was very active in the church. He enjoyed genealogy, history, writing. He was a member of the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville, PA. Norman wrote the history of Salem Mennonite Church and the Landis family history.

Survived by his daughter, Sara Davis and her husband, Ron of Reading, PA; 2 Grand children; 5 Great-Grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Landis; his 2 brothers, Paul & Raymond Landis and his sister, Mary Fly.

Funeral service was March 31, 2011 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery East. Perkasie,
PA.
Source: Anders Detweiler Funeral Home &
Crematory, Souderton, PA.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Landis, R. Eugene
, 79, of Lebanon, PA died January 1, 2011 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. Born in Adamstown, Lancaster Co., PA on December 12, 1931 to A. Roy and Clara Hershey Landis. He was the husband of Darlene Strite Landis and the late Miriam Sauder Landis. Eugene was a member of the Little Mountain Mennonite Church in Fredericksburg, PA.

Survived by his wife Darlene and a daughter-in-law Wanita Landis of Bancroft, Ontario Canada; a brother Arlan Landis and wife Mary Ellen of Mohnton, PA; five grandchildren Timothy Landis and wife Krystle, Nathan, Justina, Brendan and Emily Landis; two great grandchildren Tyler and Jordan Landis.

He was preceded in death by his first wife Miriam and a son Nelson Landis, a sister Elthea Landis Martin and one grandson.

Funeral service was January 6, 2011 at Little Mountain Mennonite Church. Interment was in the Little Mountain Mennonite Cemetery Fredericksburg, PA.  

Source: Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home Annville, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Landis, Vera Martin, 86 of Lancaster, PA died April 18, 2011 at Landis Homes Lititz, PA. Born in Gap, PA to Jacob Martin and Elsie Denlinger Martin. She was the wife of the late Raymond Landis, her husband of 61 years.

She was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church. She sang in choruses and trios in High School, in her church, and Landis Homes. Since 1997 she made more than 200 artistic comforters for Mennonite Central Committee.

Surviving is her daughter Dr. Phyllis Leaman, wife of Richard Leaman, Lancaster, PA and sons Dennis Landis husband of Susan Mark Landis, Orville, Ohio, and Wayne Landis husband of Kimbra Landis of Deansboro, N.Y., her sister Kathleen Martin Ranck wife of Donald Ranck, her brother Melvin Martin husband of Geneva Martin, 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

Burial was private at Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service was April23, 2011 at Landis HomesWest Bethany Chapel, Lititz, PA.

Source: Shivery Funeral Home Paradise & Christiana, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Langstraat, Roseanne "Zanne" Ehlers
, 57, of Corvallis, OR died September 27, 2011 at the same place from lung cancer. She was born December 26, 1953 at Alta, Iowa to Frederick and Audrey (Thomas) Ehlers. On December 20, 1975 she was married to Gerald Langstraat.

Surviving are a son - Luke Langstraat, wife Ruth; and a daughter - Rebecca Rencova, husband Stepan Renc.

She served with the Mennonite Central Committee in Brazil for 11 years. She was a founding member of the Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship.

Memorial services were held October 3, 2011 at First Christian Church, Corvallis, Benton Co., OR with burial in Twin Oaks Cemetery, Albany, Linn Co., OR.

Submitted by: Phil Histand, Corvallis, OR
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Zanne Langstraat

Dec. 26, 1953 - Sept. 27, 2011
Roseanne (Zanne) Ehlers was born on Dec. 26, 1953, in Alta, Iowa, to Frederick and Audrey (Thomas) Ehlers.

Zanne grew up in Willows, Calif., through high school. She graduated from Northwest Christian College in Eugene in 1975 as valedictorian. Here, she met Gerald Langstraat, and they married on Dec. 20, 1975.

In September 1977, they moved to Brazil, where they worked for 11 years with the Mennonite Central Committee. Zanne's work there included teacher training, health and hygiene education, and unit hostess. In February 1989, Gerald and Zanne settled in Corvallis. Zanne completed a master's degree at Oregon State University in teaching English as a second language. She worked for 15 years in the OSU Bookstore.

She enjoyed gardening and sewing, and was an active member of her church, Corvallis Mennonite Fellowship.

In October 2008, Zanne was diagnosed with lung cancer. After a courageous battle, she passed away peacefully on Sept. 27, 2011, at home with her family.
Zanne is survived by and will be remembered with love by her husband of 36 years, Gerald Langstraat; her son and daughter-in-law, Luke and Ruth Langstraat of Springfield; her daughter and son-in-law, Becky Rencova and Stepan Renc of Portland; her sister and brother-in-law, Zola and Sam Miller of Eugene; six Langstraat in-laws and their spouses; numerous nieces and nephews; and a multitude of friends.

A memorial service will take place at 2:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 3, at First Christian Church, 602 S.W. Madison Ave. in Corvallis. All are welcome. Memorial contributions in remembrance of Zanne can be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

GazetteTimes.com
Posted September 29, 2011 9:00




Lantz, Phares O.
, age 87 of Ronks formerly of Christiana, PA died January 19, 2011 at Fairmount Homes.  He was the husband of Emma S. King Lantz with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage on January 15th.  

He was a member of the Andrews Bridge Christian Fellowship, where in the past he was a Sunday School & Bible School Teacher.  He was Assistant Pastor at Media Mennonite and Andrews Bridge Mennonite.  

Survived by his wife Emma, 4 children: Dwayne A. of  Ronks, Paul E. husband of Lydia Fisher of Ronks, PA; Randall L. husband of Mary DeYoung of Baldwin City, KS; Steven V. husband of Dawn Kaczor of Denver, CO; 11 Grandchildren, 5 siblings:  Miriam wife of Jonathan Stoltzfus of Ronks, PA; Sadie Stoltzfus of Leola, PA; Naomi Sebourn of Sarasota, FL; Rebecca Miller of Leola, PA; Reuben Lantz of Brodenton, FL.  

He was preceded in death by 7 siblings: Elam, Alphesus, Jonathan, Omar Lantz, Lydia Glick, Barbara Fisher, Susie Beiler.  

Funeral service was January 23, 2011 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA with Pastor Vernon Myers and Pastor Ken Hash officiating.  Private interment will be prior to the service in the Andrews Bridge Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Lapp, Imogene K. Augsburger
, 94, of Sarasota, FL died June 16, 2011. She was born April 28, 1917 at Morton, IL to David and Magdolena Augsburger. She was married to Leon Lapp, who died May 30, 1990.

Surviving are a son, Neil (Janice) of Raleigh, N.C.; two grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Imogene lived in Nursing Home where she died for about 5 years.

Memorial services were held June 21, 2011 at Davis Mortuary, Hopedale, IL with burial in the Mennonite Cemetary, Hopedale, IL.

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



Lauver, W. Elton
, 84, of Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA died June 4, 2011 at the same place from cancer. He was never married.

He was born March 31, 1927 in Argentina, South America to William Graybill and Florence (Byler) Lauver, early Mennonite missionaries to Argentina. William was born December 5, 1896 and died March 28, 1984. Florence was born June 2, 1894 and died May 7, 1966.

He is survived by a sister, Lois Elizabeth Lauver; a brother, Rev. J. Paul Lauver; and a sister, Mary Lou (Lauver) Blank.

A brother, Glen Byler Lauver preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held June 8, 2011 at Bethany Chapel @ Landis Homes, Lititz, PA with burial in New Holland Mennonite Cemetery, New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA.

Submitted by: Lester A. Blank, Gap, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Lauver, W. Elton, 84 of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA, died June 4, 2011. Born in Argentina, to William G. and Florence Byler Lauver. He was a member of the New Holland Spanish Mennonite Church.

He is survived by sisters, Mary Lou, wife of Dr. Lester A. Blank of Gap, Lois E. Lauver of Wyckoff, NJ and a brother J. Paul, husband of Lois Lauver of LaGrange, IN.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen B. Lauver.

The funeral will be held June 8, 2011 West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA.. Interment will be in New Holland Mennonite Cemetery, New Holland, PA.

Source: Furman Funeral Home
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Leatherman, Sarah R.
, 90, of Souderton; formerly of Hatfield, PA died June 3, 2011 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. Born April 6, 1921 in Line Lexintgon, PA to Franklin and Florence (Ruth) Leatherman.

She is survived by: Lois Musselman (Sister) & husband, Henry of Souderton, PA; Roscoe Leatherman (Brother) of Souderton, PA.; Several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Kathryn Mininger & Pauline Leatherman, her sister-in-law, Cleta Leatherman and her brother-in-law, Norman Mininger.

Memorial services will be held June 11, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA. Burial will take place at Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery.

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




Leatherman, Willard "Bill" D.
, 92, of Hatfield, PA died May 19, 2011 at Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA. He was born September 18, 1918 at Bedminster, Bucks Co., PA to David G. and Martha D. Leatherman. On September 28, 1940 he was married to Alma Moyer, who was born May 12, 1918 and died August 4, 2009.

Surviving are children, Janet (and Warren) Yoder; Ray (and Linda) Leatherman; and Darlene (and Don) Brandis, 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Grace Leatherman.

Memorial services were held May 24, 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



Lee, John E.


John E. Lee, 77, of Arcola passed away at 5:14 a.m. on Sunday, December 4, 2011, at Eastview Terrace in Sullivan surrounded by his daughters.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today (Wednesday), at the Sun­nyside Mennonite Church in rural Arcola. Rev. Brian Petersheim will officiate. Burial will be in the Sun­nyside Mennonite Church Cemetery in rural Arcola. Visitation was Tuesday afternoon and evening at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, is assisting with arrangements.

John was born on December 14, 1933, in Dover Delaware. He was a son of Elmer and Saloma (Wengard) Lee. He married Sovilla Beachy on April 24, 1957, in Arthur. She passed away on January 2, 2005.

He is survived by two daughters, Rachel Otto and husband David of Arcola and Esther Rocke and husband Paul of Arcola; five grandchildren, Justin Otto of Arcola, Victoria Dyer and husband Seth of Mattoon, and Kristen, Chelsea, and Blake Rocke all of Arcola; two brothers, Ernest Lee and wife Sovilla of Madison, Virginia, and Daniel Lee and wife Betty of Dover; five sisters, Lydia Wakeland and husband Don of Ft. Wayne, Indiana, Ivy Beachy and husband Albert of Arcola, Olive Miller of Dover, Fannie Mae Morris and husband Leonard of Dover, and Barbara Lewis of Cumberland, Maryland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Noah, David, Joseph, and Norman Lee; and three sisters, Rachael Lee, Matilda Hutchins, and Mary Hick­man.

John was a member of the North Vine Mennonite Church.

He operated Lee's Standard Service Station in Arthur for several years. He had worked in construction and most recently had been a taxi driver for the Amish.

John enjoyed visiting with people, singing hymns, and spending time with his family and friends, especially his grandchildren.

The Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
Dec. 6, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



LeFever,  Harold H.
, (Pastor) 89, formerly of Harrisburg, PA died February 24, 2011 at the Landis Homes Retirement Community Lititz, PA. Born in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Lehman H. and Frances Horst LeFever. Harold was the husband of the late Mary Hess LeFever who died in June of 2008; his first wife was the late Lillian Weaver LeFever who died in 1952.

Harold was ordained as a pastor in 1963. He was instrumental in starting the Herr Street Mennonite Church, Harrisburg, PA and served as pastor of the church for over 42 years. In June of 1972 Harold and the Herr Street Mennonite Church with the help of the Mennonite Disaster Relief coordinated clean-up efforts for the city of Harrisburg during Hurricane Agnes.

Surviving are three sons: Dale H. husband of Dorothy Keeport LeFever of Middletown, PA; David G. LeFever of Lititz, PA; Alan R. husband of Gwenn Flickenger LeFever of Manheim, PA; two daughters: Jean M. wife of James A. Miller of John Day, Oregon; Lois A. wife of Louis H. Martin of Middletown, PA; eleven grandchildren, thirty-seven great grandchildren, a brother, Merle husband of June LeFever of Manheim, PA and two sisters: Miriam Hilsher of Manheim, PA
and Frances wife of Carl Leaman of Leola, PA.

Preceding him in death was his wives Lillian and Mary and a daughter-in-law, Rachel LeFever, and two brothers: Titus and Jay LeFever.  

Funeral service was February 27, 2011 at the Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz, PA with Pastor Edward Zook and Pastor Melvin Allgyer officiating. Interment was in Hernley Mennonite Cemetery, Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.

Source: Buch Funeral Home, Inc. Manheim, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Lehman, Ammon L.
, 77, of Jonestown, PA died February 24, 2011, at the Hospice of Lancaster County, Lancaster. Born in Elizabethtown, PA on January 7, 1934, to G. Frank and Jennie Longenecker Lehman. He was the husband of the late Erma E. Hershey Lehman and the late Anna Mae Zimmerman Lehman.  

He was a member of the Shirksville Mennonite Church. He touched many lives for Christ as he served in administration at the Shepherd's Fold in N. Lebanon Twp.

He is survived by his sons John H. husband of Susan Lehman of Jonestown, PA; Paul E. husband of Janice Lehman of Myerstown, PA; daughters Norma Jean wife of Leonard Seibel, Jr., of Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA; Janet M. wife of Jay Boll of North East, PA and Velma S. wife of Ferril Good of Elizabethtown, PA; brother Mahlon Lehman of Elizabethtown, PA; twenty seven grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.
 
He was preceded in death by brothers Wayne Lehman, Glenn Lehman and sisters Alice Gall & Ruth Givens.

Funeral service was February 28, 2011, at the Swatara Mennonite Church, Myerstown, PA. Interment was at the Shirksville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bethel Twp.

Source: Kreamer Funeral Home, Annville, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Lehman, Ammon L., 77, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 24, 2011, at the Hospice of Lancaster County, Lancaster. He was the husband of the late Erma E. Hershey Lehman and the late Anna Mae Zimmerman Lehman.

Born in Elizabethtown, on January 7, 1934, he was the son of the late G. Frank and Jennie Longenecker Lehman. He was a retired Union Twp. dairy farmer and a member of the Shirksville Mennonite Church. He touched many lives for Christ as he served in administration at the Shepherd's Fold in N. Lebanon Twp.

He is survived by his sons, John H., husband of Susan Lehman of Jonestown, and Paul E., husband of Janice Lehman of Myerstown; daughters, Norma Jean, wife of Leonard Seibel, Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Janet M., wife of Jay Boll of North East, and Velma S., wife of Ferril Good of Elizabethtown; brother, Mahlon Lehman of Elizabethtown; 27 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Wayne Lehman and Glenn Lehman; and sisters, Alice Gall and Ruth Givens.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 28, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Camp Swatara Road, Myerstown. Viewing will be held on Sunday at the church from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be held at the Shirksville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bethel Twp.

Lebanon Daily News - 2/26/2011
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Lehman, Betty Kathleen Plank
, 90, of West Liberty, Logan Co., OH died August 25, 2011 at the same place from natural causes. She was born December 23, 1920 at West Liberty, OH to Joe and Gertrude (Yoder) Plank. On October 28, 1944 she was married to Kenneth Lehman.

Surviving are children, Tom & Carol Lehman, Ken Lehman, Carol & Dave Troyer, Sam & Mariann Lehman, Ed & Kim Lehman, Tim & Pam Lehman, Ric & Teresa Lehman, 25 grandchildren, and 28 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 28, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, West Liberty, OH with burial in Fairview Cemetery, West Liberty, OH.

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



Lehman, Barbara J.

LAGRANGE -- Barbara J. Lehman, 90, of LaGrange, formerly of Middlebury, died at 10:45 p.m. Saturday (May 14, 2011) at Millers Merry Manor, LaGrange.

She was born April 6, 1921, in LaGrange County to Jonathan M. and Fannie (Troyer) Lehman.

Surviving are 36 nieces and nephews; and a sister-in-law, Lizzie Ann Lehman of Shipshewana.

Preceding her in death were her parents; four brothers, Amos, Mahlon, Levi, and Enos Lehman; two sisters, Laura Lehman and Sarah Bontrager; and a niece, Mary Alice Lehman.

She had done house cleaning and cared for the elderly and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday and all day Tuesday at the Ira Fry residence, 0115 N. 1100 West, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at the David Bontrager residence, 11070 W. 050 North, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Bishop Chris Lambright and the home ministers.

Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 16, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Lehman, Earl
, 89, of Bluffton, OH died September 24, 2011 at the same place. He was born May 22, 1922.

Memorial services were held October 7, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, OH.

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

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Lehman, Earl W.

Born in Pandora on May 22, 1922
Departed on Sep. 24, 2011 and resided in Bluffton, OH.

Visitation: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
Service: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011
Cemetery: Maple Grove Cemetery

Dr. Earl W. Lehman, 89, of Bluffton died at 5:27 pm September 24, 2011 at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. He was born in Riley Township on May 22, 1922 to Albert and Pauline Zimmerly Lehman. On September 29, 1945 he married Edith Stuckey and she preceded him in death on April 7, 2011.

Dr. Lehman retired from Bluffton College where he was professor of music education, vocal and instrumental director and Chairman of the Music Department. He had also taught vocal and instrumental music in the Pandora and Bluffton public schools. He conducted major works for chorus and orchestra including Handel's Messiah for 17 years. He was an Adjudicator of music contests in Ohio and Indiana for 20 years. Dr. Lehman was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton where he had served as minister of music. He was a graduate of Pandora High School, Bluffton College and received his Masters and Doctorate degrees from Ohio State University.

Survivors include two sons, Gene (Lynda) Lehman of Orville, James Lehman of Bluffton, two daughters, Judith (Dallas Moore) Lehman of Ann Arbor, MI, Kerrie (Tom) Sprunger of Montpelier, eight grandchildren, Luke, Joshua, Whitney, Morgan, Lara, Katie, Taylor and Josiah, five great grandchildren, Brendan, Leah, Maggie, Colin and Parker, and a sister, Anna Ruth Reichenbach of Bluffton. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Myron and Marvin Lehman and a sister, Hazel Steiner.

A memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm, Friday, October 7, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Rev. Steven J. Yoder will officiate. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton. Visitation will be from 12:30 to 2:30 Friday, October 7 2011 at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Mennonite Church or the Earl Lehman Family Memorial Scholarship at Bluffton University. Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

This Memorial Obituary provided by Chiles-Laman Bluffton Chapel
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Lehman, Edith J. Stuckey
, 85, of Bluffton, OH died April 7, 2011 at Lima, OH. She was born November 27, 1925. On September 29, 1945 she was married to Earl Lehman, who was born May 22, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are four children, Gene Allen, Judith Kae, James Neil, and Kerrie Sue.

Memorial services were held April 10, 2011 at First Mennonite Church.

Submitted by: Earl Lehman
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Lehman, Edith Stuckey
1925-2011

Edith J. Lehman, 85, of Bluffton died 2:14 a.m. April 7, 2011, at St. Rita's Medical Center, Lima. She was born Nov. 27, 1925, in Normal, Ill., to Earl and Florence Guth Stuckey. On Sept. 29, 1945, she married Earl W. Lehman and he survives.

Mrs. Lehman was a piano teacher and accompanist. She was also a partner in Reistman's Clothing Store, Bluffton. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton and the Telesis Club.

She was a graduate of Morton, (Ill.) High School and attended Bluffton College.
Survivors also include two sons, Gene (Lynda) Lehman of Orville, James Lehman of Bluffton, two daughters, Judith (Dallas Moore) Lehman of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kerrie (Tom) Sprunger of Montpelier, eight grandchildren, Luke, Joshua, Whitney, Morgan, Lara, Katie, Taylor and Josiah, five great grandchildren, Brendan, Leah, Maggie, Colin and Parker, two brothers, Paul (Beth) Stuckey of Deer Creek, Ill., Keith (Norma) Stuckey of Morton, Ill., and two sisters Ann (Tom) Stacy of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Sandy (Roger) Risser of Danvers, Ill.

A memorial service will be held 3 p.m. Sunday at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Rev. Steven J. Yoder will officiate. Burial will be at a later date in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton.

Visitation will be from 1:30 to 2:45 p.m. Sunday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to First Mennonite Church or the Earl Lehman Family Memorial Scholarship at Bluffton University.

Arrangements are under the direction of Chiles-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton. Online condolences may be expressed at
www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

By Fred Steiner | Thu, Apr 7, 2011
Bluffton, Icon, Bluffton, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Lehman, Mary B. Bontrager

LIGONIER -- Mary B. Lehman, 88, of Ligonier, died at 1:25 a.m. Wednesday, May 4, 2011, at Avalon Village Nursing Care, Ligonier.

She was born June 13, 1922, in LaGrange County to David and Lydia (Christner) Bontrager.

Surviving are four sons, Daniel (Tannice) Lehman of Topeka, Levi Lehman of Ligonier, Edward J. (Lee) Lehman of Huntsville, Ala., and John Wayne (Penny) Lehman of Iowa; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and a sister in Michigan.

She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

She was a member of Ligonier Church of the Nazarene, had been a cook at different restaurants, and worked at Wylee Carbide Tool in Topeka and the bowling alley in Ligonier.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 6, at the Wilbur Lehman residence at 8490 W. 600 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 7, also at the Wilbur Lehman residence. Services will be conducted by the Rev. John Lutton of Ligonier Church of the Nazarene and Bishop Harley Bontrager of the Old Order Amish Church. Burial will be in Christner Cemetery, Topeka.

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



Lehman, Oleta Z. Miller
, 93, of Kidron, OH died May 12, 2011 at her home. She was born in Haven, KS on July 5, 1917 to Samuel and Barbara (Miller) Miller and married Marvin G. Lehman on March 15, 1947. He died May 24, 2006. Oleta was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church and enjoyed sewing with the ladies of the church.

She is survived by a daughter, Joann (Clyde) Erb of Kidron and with whom she had made her home for the last 8 1/2 years; grandsons, Erik (Patty) Erb of
Marshallville and Brent Erb of Kidron; great grandchildren, Alyssa and Aidan Erb; a brother, Ora (Janet) Miller of Sugarcreek; sister-in-law, Lulu Miller of Kidron and a brother-in-law, Vilas (Eileen) Lehman of Marshallville.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, John; step-father, Manassas Sommer; sister, Esther Wyss and a brother, Henry Miller; step-sisters, Verba Gerber, Manona Sundheimer, Buehlah Flinner and Alma Kandel; and step-brothers, Lloyd and Howard Mishler.

Funeral services will be held May 15, 2011 at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Pastors Larry Augsburger and Thomas Dunn officiating. Burial will be in the Kidron Mennonite Cemetery.

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


Lehman, Pearl A. Sarvis, 75, of Boiling Springs, Monroe Twp. Cumberland Co., PA died April 12, 2011 in the Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill, PA. She was born Oct. 19, 1935 in Hamilton Twp., Franklin Co. PA to Albert James & Elsie Luella Ramer Sarvis. Her husband of fifty years was Galen F. Lehman.

She was one of the longest members of Churchtown Mennonite Church.

Survived by her husband Galen and two daughters, Trudy J. (Jonathan) Martin of Chambersburg, PA and Freda G. (Mark) Yoder of Dayton, Virginia; two sons, Keith (Eunice) Lehman of Mercersburg, PA and Clair A. (Tammy) Lehman of Brodhead, Wisconsin; two sisters, Ruth (Paul) Thomas of Johnstown, PA and Virginia (Earl) Moyer of Hagerstown, MD and two brothers, Carl (Sue) Sarvis of Chambersburg, PA and Glen (Lois) Sarvis of Mechanicsburg, PA. She loved her 15 grandchildren.

Pearl was predeceased by two grandsons Randell & Rodney Lehman and her sister Jean Pichiy'a who passed away March 24, 2011.

Funeral service was April 18, 2011 at the Churchtown Mennonite Church. Interment was in the in the Churchtown Mennonite Cemetery, Carlisle, PA.

Source: Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.,
Mt. Holly Springs, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Lehman, Phyllis Jutzi
, 84, of Croghan, NY died October 22, 2011 at Lowville, NY. She was born February 2, 1927 at Ontario, Canada to John and Susuan (Kennel) Jutzi. On October 5, 1946 in Kitchner, Ontario she was married to William Lehman, who is deceased.

Surviving are twin sons: Brian (Joan) Lehman and Brent (Janelle) Lehman, 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters: Mae Snider & Lucetta Stauffer, 1 brother: Merlin Jutzi, and 2 sisters-in-law: Alice Lehman & Loretta Jutzi. She also raised numerous foster children.

Her siblings, Addison Jutzi, Munro Jutzi, Leona Widrick, Mildred Calvert; Blance Jutzi, and Ortha Wideman and twin grandsons: Daniel and David preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 26, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Leid, Elmer B.
, 80, of 402 N. Shirk Rd., New Holland, died Friday, August 12, 2011 at Ephrata Community Hospital. His wife, Lydia F. (Sauder) Leid, survives. Born in Earl Twp., he was the son of the late John G. and Magdalena (Burkholder) Leid.

He had been a farmer and more recently a plumber and partner in E & R Plumbing. Elmer was a member of New Holland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 12 children: Emma S. married to John Henry Shirk, Manheim; Irene S. married to Linus H. Martin, Mifflinburg; Alvin S. married to Marion O. (Newswanger) Leid, Shippensburg; David S. married to Velma H. (Sensenig) Leid, Big Prairie, OH; Verna S. married to Paul H. Zimmerman, Plymouth, OH; Ella Mae married to Moses Z. Shirk, Shippensburg; John Elmer married to Mary Kathryn (Horst) Leid, New Holland; Mary Ann married to Elvin W. Zimmerman, Tiro, OH; Susan S. married to Nelson M. Hoover, Shippensburg; Leroy S. married to Susan L. (Martin) Leid, Stanley, WI; Mabel S. married to Kenneth M. Garman, Shelby, OH; Martha S. married to Steven M. Garman, Tiro, OH; 97 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; a brother Paul Leid, New Holland; three sisters: Lizzie Imhoff, Goshen, IN; Emma married to Willis Nolt, Lititz; Susanna married to Alan Lemmon, Harrisonburg, VA; and a sister-in-law Katie Leid, New Holland.

He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, August 17 at 9 AM at his late home with further services at 9:30 AM at New Holland Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at his late home on Tuesday from 2 - 4 PM and 6 - 8 PM. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/16/2011
Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Leinbach, Betty Hoover

Sept. 20, 1932-May 5, 2011

- GOSHEN - Betty Leinbach, 78, 1136 Oxford Court, formerly of Wakarusa, died Thursday at 1:45 a.m. at her residence.

She was born Sept. 20, 1932, in Topeka, to Paul K. and Susie (Snyder) Hoover.

She was a 1951 graduate of Goshen High School who worked for the Wa-Nee School Corp. at NorthWood High School in the cafeteria. She then worked as the activities director at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

She married Earl Richard Leinbach April 10, 1952 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. He preceded her in death Nov. 13, 2003.

She is survived by four sons, Robert (Shelly) Leinbach, Kevin (Jennifer) Leinbach and Richard (Karen) Leinbach, all of Goshen, and Kenneth (Rebekah) Leinbach, Menomonee Falls, Wis.; a daughter, Kathy Leinbach, Goshen; a sister, Lucille Jackson, Goshen; and 11 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Georgia Leinbach.

Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, as well as Monday at 9 a.m., prior to the burial at 9:45 a.m. in Yellow Creek Cemetery. The funeral service is scheduled for Monday [May 9, 2011] at 10:30 a.m. following the burial, with the Rev. Wes Bontrager officiating, assisted by the Rev. Harold Yoder.

Memorials may be made to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.

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

Arrangements were being handled by Thomspon-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

Goshen News, Goshen, IN
May 5, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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LIFE STORY - Betty Leinbach - Yellow Creek - May 9, 2011

Betty (Hoover) Leinbach, age 78 years, of 1136 Oxford Court, Goshen, IN, died on Thursday, May 5, at 1:45 a.m. at her residence. She had dealt with a number of health issues and had just begun hospice care.

Betty was born on September 20, 1932 in Topeka, IN. When she was 10 years old she was adopted by Paul and Susie (Snyder) Hoover of Goshen, IN. In that home she was raised with loving care. She attended Yellow Creek Mennonite Church along with her adoptive family, accepted Jesus as her Savior and Lord at the age of 11 and was baptized on September 3, 1944.

Betty attended local schools except for one year at Hesston High School when she was 16 years old. She returned home to finish high school at Goshen where she graduated in 1951. She got to know a young man at Yellow Creek Mennonite by the name of Earl Richard Leinbach after his family moved into the area from Ohio when he was 16 years old and began attending Yellow Creek. They were married at Yellow Creek on April 10, 1952, the first church wedding of couple married by the first full time pastor at Yellow Creek, Peter Wiebe.

After marriage, the young couple first rented Celeste Hoover's little house, then spent some time in Gary, IN, where Earl completed his alternative service. After returning to Wakarusa, they built a house on County Road 38 near state route 19 and moved there in 1959. They saw themselves as life long committed members of the Wakarusa community where they had many friends. They resided on CR 38 until after Earl's death on November 13, 2003. Earl and Betty were blessed with four sons and one daughter, all of whom survive: Robert, married to Shelly; Kevin, married to Jennifer; Richard, married to Karen, Kenneth, married to Rebekah; and Kathy. All live in the Goshen area except Kenneth who lives with his family in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. Betty is also survived by a sister, Lucille Jackson of Goshen, and 11 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Georgia Leinbach.

Betty worked in the cafeteria at North Wood High School for 12 years. That was followed by a number of years as activities director at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa. Betty and Earl were faithful members of the Bridgebuilders SS class at Yellow Creek over the years. Betty also taught SS for the 2-year-old class for many years, and later expressed her caring spirit in serving as a Stephen's minister in the congregation's caring ministry. In her later years, after Earl's death she enjoyed her family immensely, keeping up with the activities of her grandchildren, and hosting an open house for her family every Sunday night at her residence. She enjoyed doing word puzzles, reading books and sharing those books with others. She especially enjoyed the series of Amish books by Beverly Lewis, and was delighted to be able to attend a book signing by Beverly Lewis last fall.

Praise be to God for a life lived faithfully for her Lord, her family, and many friends.




Leinbach, Lloyd G.


Nov. 13, 1921 - Dec. 4, 2011

GOSHEN - Lloyd G. Leinbach, 90, formerly of C.R. 38, died Sunday evening, Dec. 4, 2011, at Greencroft Healthcare where he had been since September 2010.

He was born in Alberta, Canada, to the late Noah and Minnie (Holderbaum) Leinbach. He married Gladys Stichter Nov. 11, 1945, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, L. Glenn (Vera) Leinbach of Elkhart and Carl (Dove) Leinbach of Goshen; two daughters, JoAnn (Richard) Schrock of Goshen and Ruth Bolden of Sandy, Ore.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Fern Yontz, Irma Shank and Betty Herendeen, all of Goshen; and two half brothers, Gerald Leinbach of Hesston, Kan., and Russell Leinbach of Virginia.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Catherine Walter and Louida Mishler; and three brothers, Maurice, Kenneth and Noah Jr. Leinbach.

A carpenter, Mr. Leinbach worked 11 years for ChemCraft, Elkhart, until his retirement in 1987. He had also worked for NIBCO and as a cook at Sideboard Restaurant, Elkhart, and many other restaurants. He served as sexton for Yellow Creek Cemetery for 20 years.

He did civilian public service from December 1942 to May 1946 at Marrietta, Ohio, North Fork, Calif., and Union Grove, Wis. He enjoyed crocheting afghans and snowflake doilies, and woodworking, making toys, jewelry boxes and gifts for the kids and grandkids and Indiana Michigan Mennonite Relief Sale.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Fellowship Hall, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Friday funeral service at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen. Pastor Wes Bontreger will officiate. Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, or Yellow Creek MDS.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 6, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Leinbach, Paul, 72, Butler Road, Elkton, KY, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, April 18, 2011, at Jennie Stuart Medical Center after having suffered a stroke Sunday.

Services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday at Stringtown Old Order Mennonite Church, with Bishop Amon Hoover and Eddie Raymer and Ben Zimmerman officiating.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Lamb Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

A native of Brecknock Township, East Earl, he was born Oct. 4, 1938, the son of the late Aaron Martin and Ada Graybill Wanner Leinbach.

A son, Daniel Leinbach, preceded him in death.

He was a farmer and the auction manager at the Bluegrass Sales Stable Livestock Co.

He was a member of Stringtown Old Order Mennonite Church.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Weaver Nolt Leinbach; eight sons, David Leinbach, Shippensburg, Harry Leinbach, Wheeling MO, and Aaron, John, Stephen, James, Paul Amos and Laurence Leinbach, all of Todd County, KY; seven daughters, Elsie Kilmer, Catherine Stauffer, Emma Nolt, all of Shippensburg, Ada Mary Martin and Vera Sensenig, both of Todd County, Anna Zimmerman, Wheeling, MO, Ella Mae Hoover, Orrstown; a brother, Harry W. Leinbach, Barnett, MO; four sisters, Catherine Martin, Eldorado Springs, MO, Barbara Weaver, Stevens, Anna Zimmerman, New Holland, Ruth Martin, East Earl; 137 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren.

LancasterOnLine, Lancaster, PA
April 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



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