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Raber, Ada W.; . .  Raber, Roy A.; . . Ramer, Lorene B. Martin; . . Ramer, Samuel; . . Ranck, Donald E.; . . Reed, Esther Louise Berky; . . Reiff, John Harry; . . Reimer, Doris June; . . Riemenschneider, Emma Ruby; . . Reschly, Orlin Daniel; . . Ressler, Kenneth R.; . . Ressler, Loyal J; . .  Ressler, Sadie Ruth Yoder; . . Rice, Howard G.; . . Richard, Glen Albert; . .  Richard, Willard Paul; . . Ring, Nettie Miller; . . Rissler, Melvin N.; . . Rissler, Patti L. Heisey; . . Rissler, Rachel L.; . . Rissler, William N. "Bill"; . . Rittenhouse, Erma Alderfer; . . Rodamer, Earl McVicker; . . Rodes, Sadie Lee Burkholder; . .  Rodgers, Hugh M.; . . Roggie, Frieda M. Jantzi; . . Roggie, Gladys; . . Roggie, Ralph A.; . . Rohrer, Eunice Amanda Wenger; . . Rohrer, Gilbert Jones; . . Rohrer, Ivan Jonas; . . Rohrer, Mary M. Moore; . . Rohrer, Maybelle Neuhouser; . . Ropp, Eldon G.; . . Rosenberger, Brandy Rose Cralley; . . Roth, Marianna Mae Gerig; . . Roth, Nelson M., Sr. ; . . Roupp, Nina G. Naffziger; . . Rupp, Clara M. Pletcher; . . Rupp, Doris M. Wyse; . . Rush, Robert W. . . Ruth, Paul Landis; . . Ruth, Rodney A.; . . Ruth, Walton C.; . . Rutt, Ella M. Weaver Esbenshade; . . Rutt, Ervin Burkholder; . .  Rutt, Lucy M. Musser; . .   

Raber, Ada W.

MILLERSBURG -- Ada W. Raber, 69, of 10303 County Road 320, Millersburg, died Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011, at Majora Lane Nursing Home at Millersburg.

She was born Aug. 19, 1942, in Holmes County to the late Wyman and Amanda (Troyer) Raber. She attended the Holmes County Training Center for 30 years and attended the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by three sisters and six brothers Arie (Arleigh) Schlabach of Millersburg, Lizzie (Robert) Wengerd of Fredericksburg, Eli (Gladys) Raber of Sugarcreek, Danny (Mary Alice) Raber of Topeka, Indiana, Freeman (Melva) Raber of Wooster, Henry (Clara) Raber, Owen (Anna) Raber both of Dundee, Ida (Andy) Miller of Millersburg, Junior (Jennie) Raber of Dundee; uncle Danny (Emma) Raber of Millersburg; and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Esta.

Services will be held on Monday, Oct. 10, 2011, at 9 a.m. at the Andy R. Miller residence, 3878 County Road 135, Millersburg, with Minister Ivan U. Yoder officiating.

Burial will be in the Raber Cemetery, Berlin Twp., Holmes County.

Friends may call anytime at the Andy R. Miller residence, 3878 County Road 135, Millersburg. Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.

The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
October 9, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Raber, Roy A.

Roy A. Raber,
age 75, of Uniontown, went home to be with the Lord on Monday night March 7, 2011 in the comfort of his home with his family by his side. He was born in Millersburg, Ohio on Sept. 21, 1935 to the late Andrew J. and Lucinda (Raber) Raber. Roy had a hard working ethic which included driving trucks when younger, working in a trailer factory, lawn maintenance and dairy farming while in Florida and for the past 17 years working banquets at The Hartville Kitchen.
 
He is survived by his wife of 26 1/2 years, Theresa A. (Wittmer) Raber; children, Lyle (Joyce) Raber of Ohio, Bob (Marty) Raber, Roger (Peggy) Raber, all of Georgia, Sandra (Don) Davies of Tennessee, Carol (Crist) English, Roy Jr. (Jill) Raber, Edward (Donna) Raber, all of Florida and Magdalene (Shawn) Conner of Ohio; 21 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dan (Ada) Raber, Raymond Raber, Jonas (Mary) Raber, Ervin (Mary) Raber; and brother-in-law, Dave Miller .

Preceded in death by sister, Clara Miller and sister-in-law, Sarah Ann Raber.

Calling hours are Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Hartville Mennonite Church and one hour prior to services Saturday 10-11 a.m. Funeral services are Saturday 11 a.m. in the church. Final resting place is the church cemetery.
Arnold, www.arnoldfuneralhome.com

Source: IndeOnline.com
Massillon, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ramer, Lorene B. Martin

Jan. 4, 1929 - Aug. 7, 2011

GOSHEN - Lorene B. Ramer, 82, of 67516 C.R. 15, died at 8:08 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at her home.

She was born Jan. 4, 1929, in Union Township in Elkhart County, to Ezra and Lydia (Bauman) Martin. She married Jason Lamar Ramer on Sept. 23, 1951. He died July 22, 1995.

Surviving are one daughter, Debra (Willie) Ramer of Bradenton, Fla.; two sons, John Andrew Ramer of Milford and Edward Lynn (Michele) Ramer of Goshen; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Doris (Lowell) Weaver and Mabel (Dale) Martin, both of Goshen, and Nila (Lloyd) Martin of Nappanee; and seven brothers, Lowell (Mary Alice) Martin, Clare (Rosetta) Martin, Roy (Rhoda) Martin and Dean (Marciel) Martin, all of Nappanee, Leonard (Rhoda) Martin of New Paris, Carl (Amanda) Martin of Goshen and Robert (Elsie) Martin of Snover, Mich. Also surviving is Miriam Wenger, Lorene's caregiver for five years.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant sister, Erma Martin.

Mrs. Ramer was a homemaker and a member of Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 8, 2011, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, where there will be a family prayer service at 9 a.m. Wednesday. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, with Home Ministry officiating. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery, Goshen.

Online condolences may be sent by visiting www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 8, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ramer, Samuel "Sam"

(November 23, 1935 - August 26, 2011)

Samuel "Sam" Ramer, age 75 of Peel, Arkansas went home to be with his Lord Friday August 26, 2011.

The son of Mervin and Susie (Martin) Ramer was born November 23, 1935 in Goshen, Indiana.

He has lived in this area since 2001, moving from Leslie, Arkansas and was a member of Lead Hill First Baptist Church.

He enjoyed working, gardening, farming, carpentry and was a pastor for several years. He was also a former missionary for the American Sunday School Union.

His parents preceded him in death along with a brother and two sisters.

Survivors are his wife of 54 years, Gertude (Demuth) Ramer of the home; son, Mark Ramer and wife Emma of Harrison; daughters, Deborah Post and husband Kenneth of Hutto, Texas and Becky Ramer of Branson, Missouri; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Margaret Ramer, Paul and Pat Ramer, John and Nancy Ramer, Luke and Linda Ramer, Steve and Sandra Ramer, Danny and Lorene Ramer, and Jake and Tina Ramer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eva and Cecil Neckels, Priscilla and Les Gowan, Rachel and Ivan Ramer, Martha and Rich Aycock, Ruth and Rodney Stromlund, Joanna Penrod, Susie and Bruce Whirledge, and Faith and Randy Mobley. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Matthew and Nathan Post and Lydia, Sarah, and Joseph Ramer.

Visitation will be 6-8 P.M. Tuesday August 30, 2011 with service 10 A.M. Wednesday August 31, 2011, both at Coffman Funeral Home Chapel in Harrison. Brother Rodney Fry and Brother Rodney Stromlund will officiate.

Burial will follow in Milum Cemetery at Lead Hill, Arkansas.

Pallbearers will be Larry Anthony Housley, Carl Brown, Jackie Hinchey, Phillip Kelley, David Holvick, and Charlie Dixon. Honorary pallbearers are the members of Sam's Adult Sunday School Class at Lead Hill First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to The Gideons International, P.O. Box 997, Harrison, AR 72602-0997.

Online condolences may be left at www.coffmanfh.com.

Coffman Funeral Hove
Harrison, AR
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ranck, Donald E.
, 84, of Gordonville, PA died November 1, 2011 at Lancaster, PA. He was born June 26, 1927 at Paradise, PA to Edwin G. and M. Helen (Hershey) Ranck. On August 4, 1949 he was married to Kathleen Martin.

Surviving are two daughters, Beth L Yoder, married to Jerold Yoder; and Louise Ranck, and 2 grandchildren.

Four brothers - Lester, Arthur, Raymond and Frederick Ranck preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 5, 2011 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, PA.

Submitted by: Norma Stauffer, Leola, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Reed, Esther L. Berky,
83, died March 1, 2011 at New York, NY. She was born May 4, 1927 and married to Colin Reed, who survives.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Reed, Esther Louise Berky

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - St. George resident Esther B. Reed, 83, founder of the Interfaith Counseling Center of Staten Island, died yesterday in Staten Island University Hospital, Ocean Breeze.

Born in Bluffton, Ohio, Esther Louise Berky, she graduated from Bluffton College with a bachelor's degree and Columbia University in Manhattan, where she earned a jointly conferred master's degree from Columbia and the Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan.

In 1982, she was certified as a clinical counselor by the Postgraduate Center for Mental Health, and in 1986 she acquired a master of divinity degree from the New York Theological Seminary. Following these certifications, she was commissioned as a Mennonite Pastoral Counselor by the First Mennonite Church of Bluffton.

Before enrolling at Bluffton College, Mrs. Reed spent a year teaching at an Indian Reservation in Nebraska.

During her six years at Columbia University she had been able to travel abroad and teach at an all-girls' school in England. She also taught at the Kingswood School near Detroit.

In 1956, she married Colin Reed of Beccles, Suffolk, England. Soon after they were married, the couple moved to Brooklyn and Mrs. Reed began working at Friends Academy on Long Island. They moved to Staten Island in the early 1960s and, after adopting a son, Mrs. Reed left her job on Long Island and became a full-time homemaker. She lived in several Island communities, including Pleasant Plains, New Brighton and St. George.

In 1985, Mrs. Reed founded the Interfaith Counseling Center of Staten Island. She worked there as a pastoral counselor and retired in the late 1990s.
In her leisure time, Mrs. Reed was a member of the Richmond Choral Society and enjoyed listening to classical music. She was also a parishioner of Christ Church, New Brighton, where she participated in Bible study groups. She loved her pet cats, gardening, and restoring her Victorian house with her husband.

Her son, Noel Berky Reed, died in 1999.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Colin Reed; two daughters, Alyson Reed and Annie Reed; her brother, Richard Berky; and two sisters, Margaret Houshower and Elanor Lehman.

A memorial service will be held Saturday at 1 p.m. in Christ Church, New Brighton. Arrangements are being handled by Meislohn-Silvie Funeral Home, Port Richmond.

Published: Wednesday, March 02, 2011
By Staten Island Advance, NY
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Reiff, John Harry
, age 67, of Fortuna, passed away Wednesday, November 30, 2011, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. He was born February 21, 1944, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, the son of Harry and Lizzie Martin Reiff. He was united in marriage to Susan Garman on December 8, 1966, in East Earl, Pennsylvania.

In addition to his wife Susan, he is survived by his children, Gladys, wife of Edward Martin of Versailles, Eugene, husband of Janette of Fortuna, Marvin, husband of Lorraine of Fortuna, Luann, wife of Michael Martin of Fortuna, John Ray, husband of Darla of Versailles, Louis, husband of Meredith of Fortuna, and Marilyn, wife of Ryan Zimmerman of Barnett; twenty-five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, LeRoy Reiff of Broadtop, Pennsylvania, Rufus Reiff and Enos Reiff both of Leola, Pennsylvania; and two sisters, Emma wife of Irvin Weaver and Anna wife of Harvey Martin both of Versailles; and many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Lizzie Martin Reiff, a daughter, Bernice, and a brother and sister.

Funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Monday, December 5, at the Clearview Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, at the family home.
Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

LakeExpo.com
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Riemenschneider, Emma Ruby
, 94, of Pigeon, MI died July 23, 2011 at the same place. She was born August 1, 1916 to Aaron and Catherine (Schwartzentruber) Ruby and was married to Aaron Riemenschneider, who is deceased.

Memorial services were held July 26, 2011 at Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, Pigeon, MI with burial in Michigan Avenue Mennonite Cemetery, Pigeon, MI.

Submitted by: Scot Wilson
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Reimer, Doris June
, 77, of Whitewater, KS died January 15, 2011 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.  She was born June 22, 1933 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS to Gustav and Justina (Harder) Reimer.

Surviving is a brother, Charles (Donna) Reimer.

Her siblings, Adolf, Marie, and Willard Reimer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 21, 2011 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Harvey Co., KS ith burial in Emmaus Mennonite Cemetery, Whitewater, Butler Co., KS.

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



Reschly, Orlin Daniel
, 81, of West Chester, Iowa died near there June 10, 2011. He was born January 27, 1930 near Crawfordsville, Iowa. On August 31, 1952 in Washington Co., Iowa he was married to Wilda Jean Chorpening.

Surviving are children, Daniel and wife Julie Reschly, Rachel and husband Curtis Roth, 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and his siblings, Elsie Burkholder, Kathryn Lehman, Ben Reschly, Vernon Reschly, Marion Reschly and Ray Reschly.

An infant son Timothy, a grandson, Canaan Reschly, a sister, Vera Buchanon and a brother, Willard Reschly preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held June 14, 2011 at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Jennifer Archer, Wellman, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Orlin Daniel Reschly, 81, of West Chester died Friday, June 10, 2011, at his home.

Born Jan. 27, 1930, near Crawfordsville, he was the son of Harry and Fannie Conrad Reschly. On Aug. 31, 1952, he married Wilda Jean Chorpening. She died.

He graduated from Crawfordsville High School in 1948 as the class valedictorian. He lived and farmed in the West Chester community since his marriage. He was a member of the Wellman Mennonite Church for 45 years.

Survivors include a son, Dan Reschly of West Chester; a daughter Rachel Roth of Wellman; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Elsie Burkholder of Washington, and Kathryn Lehman of Winona Lake, Ind.; four brothers, Ben Reschly of Goshen, Ind., Vernon Reschly of Nowata, Okla., Marion Reschly of Crawfordsville, and Ray Reschly of Kalona.

Besides his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, an infant son, a great grandson, a sister and a brother.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Powell Funeral Home in Wellman where the family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral for Mr. Reschly will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Wellman Mennonite Church in Wellman with the Rev. Bob Hartzler officiating. Burial will be in the Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.

A general memorial fund has been established.

TheHawkEye.com - Iowa
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ressler, Kenneth R.
, 78, of East Earl, PA, died July 1, 2011 at Hospice of Lancaster County, Mt. Joy. His wife, Nancy J. (Booth) Ressler survives. They had celebrated their 49th anniversary on June 2. Born in Sunbury, he was the son of the late Clarence and Alice Ressler. He was a faithful member of First Deaf Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA and was interested in activities involving his family and church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons: Cary K. married to Ronda Ressler, New Providence, and Earl R. Ressler, Adamstown; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on July 6, 2011 at the First Deaf Mennonite Church with Pastor Jeff Hoffer officiating. Interment will be in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery., Lanacater, PA.

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


Ressler, Loyal J.

NAPPANEE -- Loyal J. Ressler, 81, of Nappanee, died at 4 a.m. Wednesday (April 13, 2011) at his home.

He was born April 18, 1929, in Nappanee to Levi and Grace Berkey Ressler. On July 29, 1948, he married Norma Jean Welty in Nappanee.

Mr. Ressler is survived by his wife; nieces and nephews; and brothers Delbert Ressler of Arcade, N.Y., and Olin Ressler of Queens Creek, Ariz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Vera Wakley and Edith Homes; and a brother, Dale Ressler Sr.

Mr. Ressler was a lifelong farmer and tinsel painter. His work is displayed in the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. He was a member of South Union Fellowship.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and for one hour prior to the funeral service at 2 p.m. Sunday at Salem Mennonite Church. The Rev. Harry Schrock of South Union Fellowship will officiate. Burial will be Salem Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid ministries or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 14, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Ressler, Loyal, age 81, of Nappanee, died April 13, 2011 at his home. He was born April 18, 1929 in Nappanee to Levi and Grace Berkey Ressler. On July 29, 1948, he married Norma Jean Welty in Nappanee. Mr. Ressler was a lifelong farmer. He was also a tinsel painter, which is displayed in the Library of Congress in Washington DC. He was a member of South Union Fellowship.

He is survived by his wife Norma Jean, nieces and nephews, and brothers, Delbert Ressler, Arcade, NY, Olin Ressler, Queens Creek, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Vera Wakley and Edith Homes, and a brother, Dale Ressler Sr.

Funeral service was April 18, 2011 at Salem Mennonite Church New Paris, IN. Rev. Harry Schrock from South Union Fellowship will officiate and burial was in the Salem Cemetery.

Source: Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee & Wakarusa, IN.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Ressler, Sadie Ruth Yoder
, 80, of Belleville, PA died January 19, 2011 at Massillon, OH (Emergency Dept Affinity Medical Center) from a heart attack.

She was born October 3, 1930 at Belleville, PA to John David and Annie M. (Spicher) Yoder.  John David was born February 3, 1909 and died August 19, 1969.  Annie was born March 21, 1906 and died November 29, 1988.

On October 16, 1954 at North Lawrence, OH she was married to Ellis Leroy Ressler, who was born October 10, 1928 and survives.  They recently celebrated 56 years of marriage.

Surviving are children, Eileen Martin of Elkhart, IN; Julie (Rex) Nussbaum of Navarre, OH; Wilma (Karl) Cender of Valparaiso, IN; and John (Roberta) Ressler of Sandwich, IL, ten grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, a sister, Mattie (Edwin) St. John of Alvordton, OH; and a brother, Louis (Naomi) Yoder of Belleville, PA.

Sadie was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where she and Ellis were recently honored at a dinner celebrating fifty years of dedicated custodial service. She was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, Massillon Camp, where she helped with Bible distribution. She enjoyed gardening and quilting, and made numerous quilts for family and friends, and the MCC Relief Sale. She also volunteered at World Crafts. Sadie had worked in the kitchen at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville, for eight years.

Memorial services were held January 22, 2011 at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, North Lawrence, Ohio with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Wilma Ressler Cender, Valparaiso, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Ressler, Sadie R. Yoder, 80, of North Lawrence, OH died January 19, 2011, at the Affinity Medical Center, Massillon, OH. She was born October 3, 1930, in Belleville, PA, to John D. and Annie (Spicher) Yoder. She was united in marriage to Ellis L. Ressler on October 16, 1954 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near North Lawrence, OH. They recently celebrated fifty-six years of marriage. She was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where she and Ellis served fifty years in custodial service. She was a member of the Gideons Auxiliary, Massillon Camp, where she helped with Bible distribution.

Surviving is her husband, Ellis L. Ressler, and four children, Eileen Martin of Elkhart, IN; Julie (Rex) Nussbaum of Navarre, OH; Wilma (Karl) Cender of Valparaiso, IN and John (Roberta) Ressler of Sandwich, IL; ten grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Mattie (Edwin) St. John of Alvordton, OH; and a brother, Louis (Naomi) Yoder of Belleville, PA.

Services were January 22, 2011 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, with Pastor John Miller officiating. Burial was in the Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery North Lawrence, OH.

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




Rice, Howard G.
, 84, of Perkasie, PA died March 06, 2011 at Doylestown, PA.  He was born April 14, 1926 in Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA to Erwin and Sallie (Gehman) Rice.  He was married to Anna Miller.

Surviving are children, Dennis Rice & wife, Safia Kadir, Silver Spring, Maryland; Daryl Rice & wife, Brenda, Perkasie, PA; Timothy Rice & wife, Susan, Telford, PA; Sharon Rice, Perkasie, PA; John Rice & wife Susan, Coopersburg, PA; Philip Rice & wife Renee, Perkasie, PA; Larry Rice, Irwine, California; and Garry Rice & wife, Kirsten, Perkasie, PA, and 9 grandchildren.

Four sisters, Edna Rice, Emma Landis, Mary Landis, and Sara Moyer, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 10, 2011 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Bucks Co., PA.

Submitted by: Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Richard, Glen Albert
, 94, of Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa died 6 20 2011 at the same place.

He was born December 23, 1916 at Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa to Peter W. and Emma (Graber) Richard. Peter was born October 16, 1885 and died March 29, 1964. Emma was born February 20, 1892 and died May 8, 1956.

On August 31, 1938 at Wayland he was married to Margaret Mae Wenger, who was born November 19, 1918 and survives.

Surviving are children, Wesley Richard (Sue), Goshen, IN; Duane Richard (Judy), Ocala, FL; Gloria Graber (Gary), Mt. Pleasant, IA; and Lynn Richard (Karen), Mt. PLeasant, IA, 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren.

A brother, Oscar Richard; and a sister, Josephine Schrock preceded him in death.

Passionate about evangelism, he was installed as first pastor of Pleasant View Mennnonite Church, Mt. Pleasant, IA, in 1958 where he served for 20 years until retirement.

Memorial services were held June 23, 2011 at Pleasant View Mennnonite Church, Mt. Pleasant, IA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Wesley Richard, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Richard, Willard Paul
, 88, of Aberdeen, Idaho died December 15, 2011 at Loveland, Colorado from complications due to a broken hip. He was born March 7, 1923 at Olpe, Kansas to Emanuel and Lydia (Brandt) Richard. On July 10, 1944 at Kingman, Kansas he was married to Ruth Ellen VanDorien, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Bonnie (John) McDermid, Connie (Dr. Dale) Friesen, Debbie (Dr. Roger) Tobias, John (Marylyn), and Ron, 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Caroline "Kelly" Elliott.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen, Bingham Co., Idaho with burial in Homestead Cemetery, Aberdeen, Idaho.

Submitted by: Anne Hege, Aberdeen, ID
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ring, Nettie Miller


March 6, 1922 - March 29, 2011

ELKHART -- Nettie Ring, 89, of Elkhart, died at 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 29, 2011, at Riverside Village.

She was born March 6, 1922, in Conway Springs, Kan., to Clemen and Mattie (Miller) Miller. On April 9, 1943, in Three Rivers, Mich., she married Samuel J. Ring Jr. He died Nov. 1, 1975, in Chicago.

Surviving are one daughter, Phyllis A. Carberry of Norwalk, Ohio; one son, Samuel E. (Mary) Ring III of Bangor, Mich.; nine grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Katie (Lloyd) Troyer of Mio, Mich., and Odena Miller of Sarasota, Fla.

She was preceded in death by five brothers and seven sisters.

Nettie was a member of Starlight Chapter 181 OES, Social Order of the Beauceant and Grace Lutheran Church. She was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She worked for Needlecraft in Elkhart from 1965 to 1997, retiring as a shop supervisor.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. At 6:30 p.m. today, the OES will have a memorial service for Nettie at the funeral home. A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 2, 2011, at the funeral home. Pastor Tim Diemer of Grace Lutheran Church will preside. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 1, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Rissler, Melvin N.
, 83, of Stevens, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at his residence.

He was born in Earl Township to the late Daniel and Elizabeth (Nolt) Rissler and was the husband of the late Patti L. (Heisey) Rissler.

Melvin was a member of the Ephrata Church of the Brethren. He worked as a truck driver.

Melvin is survived by 4 sons, Christian M., husband of Virginia of Hopkinsville, KY, Philip M., husband of Verna of Ephrata, Luke M., husband of Ellen of Hopkinsville, KY, and Jonathan E. at home; 5 daughters, Anna M. of East Earl, Amelia M. of Morgantown, Sarah E., wife of Randy Diem of Ephrata, Rebekah E. of Coatesville, and Heather N. at home; he was one of 13 brothers and sisters; 36 grandchildren; and 43 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a daughter Rachel L.; 2 sons Elam and Matthew A.; and a granddaughter, Brianna E. Diem.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata with Pastor Galen Hackman and Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Melvin's memory may be made to Ephrata Church of the Brethren, c/o Deacon Fund for funeral costs and to assist the family, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 12/14/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Note: Died in a fire along with his wife and daughter, Rachel.



Rissler, Patti L. Heisey
, 54, of Stevens, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at her residence.

She was born in Lancaster to the late Norman and Elizabeth (Koser) Heisey and was the wife of the late Melvin N. Rissler.

Patti was a member of Ephrata Church of the Brethren, and worked as a cashier for Walmart.

Patti is survived by a son, Jonathan E. at home; 3 daughters, Sarah E., wife of Randy Diem of Ephrata, Rebekah E. of Coatesville, and Heather N. at home; 4 step sons; and 2 step daughters.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Matthew A., a daughter, Rachel L. and step son, Elam.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, December 16, at the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, with Pastor Galen Hackman and Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Private interment at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Patti's memory may be made to Ephrata Church of the Brethren, c/o Deacon Fund to help toward the funeral and household expenses of the family, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 12/14/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Note: Died in a fire along with her husband and daughter, Rachel.



Rissler, Rachel L.
, 24, of Stevens, passed away on Monday, December 12, 2011 at her residence.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Melvin and Patti (Heisey) Rissler.

Rachel attended South University and was in her junior year. She enjoyed community volunteering and she spent time in Africa.

Rachel was in the manager training program at Wendy's, Ephrata.

Rachel is survived by a brother Jonathan E. at home; 3 sisters, Sarah E., wife of Randy Diem of Ephrata, Rebekah E. of Coatesville, Heather N. at home; 4 half brothers; and 2 half sisters.

She was preceded in death by her brother Matthew A. and a half brother Elam.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, December 16 at 10 a.m. at the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata with Pastor Galen Hackman and Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family.

Memorial contributions in Rachel's memory may be made to the Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Ave., Ephrata, PA 17522, for the Dala Kwe Center, Kenya.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 12/14/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Note: Died in a house fire along with her mother and father.



Rissler, William N. "Bill"
, 75, of 168 Forest Hill Road, Leola, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011. He was the loving husband of Barbara A. Burkholder Rissler. Born in Gap, he was the son of the late Noah and Lavina Nolt Rissler.

Bill worked for the former Weaver & Witwer Company of Blue Ball for 28 years. He attended the Grace Church in Ephrata; and enjoyed music, hunting, crossword puzzles, reading and mostly helping other people.

In addition to his wife, a brother George Rissler of Lititz and several nieces and nephews survive. Five sisters, Lizzie Kreider, Mattie Rissler, Anna Swarr, Grace Eshleman and Mary Blacksmith preceded him in death.

The memorial service will be at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011 at the Grace Church, 62 Hahnstown Rd., Ephrata. The family will greet friends immediately following the memorial service. Private interment: Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorials welcomed to: Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata PA 17522 or Hospice of Lanc. Co., PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Furman's - Leola.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/28/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Rittenhouse, Erma Alderfer
, 84, of Lansdale, Montgomery Co., PA died August 5, 2011 at the same place. She was born March 8, 1927 in Towamencin Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Warren and Martha (Hendricks) Alderfer. On August 9, 1952 she was married to Royden Ruth Rittenhouse, who was born July 21, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are children, Bob (wife, Jodie) Rittenhouse and Patti (husband, Darryl) Freed, 5 grandchildren, brother, Warren Alderfer (deceased spouse, Naomi) and sister, Martha Alderfer.

A sister, Edith Clemmer, and two young sisters preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 13, 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



Rodamer, Earl McVicker
, 95, of Springs, Somerset Co., PA died July 20, 2011 at Meyersdale, Somerset Co., PA. He was born November 6, 1915 at Springs, PA to Alvin and Margaret (Kiem) Rodamer. On July 20, 1955 he was married to Carrie Ellen Moser, who is deceased.

Surviving are a daughter, Carolyn Ann (Rodamer) Gum and husband Edmond, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Brothers: Clarence Rodmaer, and Harry Rodamer and Sisters: Mary Leota Meador, Esther Hayes, and Maxine Kolb preceded him in death.

He was an U.S. Navy veteran of World War II

Memorial services were held July 23, 2011 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Felicia Maust
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Rodes, Sadie Lee Burkholder
, 81, a resident of Mount Crawford, died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011, at her home.

Mrs. Rodes was born Jan. 1, 1930, in Dayton, and was a daughter of the late John S. and Vernie Knicely Burkholder.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pike Mennonite Church.

On June 9, 1953, she married John E. Rodes, who survives.

Also surviving are seven children, David S. Rodes and wife, Darlene, of Mount Crawford, Mary L. Yoder and husband, Merle, of Long Island, Va., Lois V. Martin and husband, Arthur, of New Market, Va., Elden J. Rodes and wife, Sue, of Mount Crawford, Mark L. Rodes and wife, Janet, of Goshen, Ind., Fred D. Rodes and wife, Lois, of Mount Crawford, and Ervin L. Rodes of Mount Crawford; seven brothers and sisters, Wilda Rhodes of Dayton, Norma Koogler and husband, Ervin, of Harrisonburg, Anna Burkholder, Mildred Knicely and husband, Lowell, Eunice Berry and husband, Allen, Vernon Burkholder, and Mark Burkholder and wife, Virginia Ann, all of Dayton; a sister-in-law, Martha Burkholder of Mount Crawford; 19 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Rodes was preceded in death by a sister, Beulah Koogler, and her husband, Paul, a brother, Earl Burkholder, a brother-in-law, Joseph Rhodes, and a sister-in-law, Betty Burkholder.

Jerrel Good, Ellis Berry, Nelson Showalter and Wade Knicely will conduct a funeral service at Pike Mennonite Church Friday at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Church Cemetery.

Daily News Record - 1/6/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Rodgers, Hugh M.
, 97, of Perkasie, Bucks Co., PA died May 1, 2011 at the same place. He was born February 2, 1914 at Philadelphia, PA. He was married to Hildegard Kolb, who survives.

Surviving are children, Ronald Rodgers & Rachelle, Ralph Rodgers & Rita, Karl Kimball & Beth, Marianne Seastrand & Mark, Robert Rodgers & Cindy, 7 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

His first wife, Margaret Yoder Crowthers Rodgers, and siblings, Sarah Rodgers, Pearl Rodgers Scheese, Albert Rodgers, and Lela Rodgers Baxter preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 5, 2011 at Anders Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in St. Stephen's UCC, Perkasie, PA.

Submitted by: Blooming Glen Mennonite
church, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hugh M. Rodgers of Perkasie, Pa., formerly of Richboro, Pa., passed away Sunday, May 1, 2011, at his residence. He was 97.

He was the loving husband for 42 years to Hildegard (Kolb) Rodgers.

Born in Philadelphia, Hugh was a tool and die maker for Sipler Plastics in Doylestown.

He was a member of the Bristol Lodge 25, Free & Accepted Masons, and a member of Newtown Exchange Club in Newtown.

Hugh was avid reader and gardener, who enjoyed making steam engines, and building hit-and-miss engines.

He also was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, Hildegard, he is survived by his children, Ronald Rodgers and his wife, Rachelle, of Warrington, Ralph Rodgers and his wife, Rita, of Lexington, S.C., Karl Kimball and his wife, Beth, of Buckingham, Marianne Seastrand and her husband, Mark of Hollywood, Md., and Robert Rodgers and his wife, Cindy, of Telford; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Albert Rodgers; and his sister, Sarah Rodgers.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 5, at Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, 130 East Broad St., Souderton, where friends may meet with the family from 10 to 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Stephen's United Church of Christ in Perkasie.

To send condolences to the family, please visit the Web site. Anders Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton, [PA]

PhillyBurbs.com, May 3, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Roggie, Frieda M. Jantzi
, 77, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died August 16, 2011 at the same place. She was born January 28, 1934 at Lowville, NY to Mahlon and Ruth (Ressler) Jantzi. On March 19, 1952 at Lowville, NY she was married to Ralph A. Roggie, who was born August 28, 1932 and died January 21, 2011.

Surviving are three daughters and their spouses, Elizabeth and Keith Steria of Glenfield, NY; Joyce and Jay Zehr of Beaver Falls, NY; Lois and Joey Roberts, Lowville, NY; a son and his wife, Glendon and Irene Roggie of Lowville, NY, 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, four brothers and their spouses, Wilbur and Florence Jantzi, Croghan, NY; Maynard and Jean Jantzi, Brownville, NY; Lyle and Shirley Jantzi, Adams, NY; and Lawrence Jantzi, Clymer, NY.

Two sisters, Cleo Jantzi in infancy and Grace Haldeman in 2000 preceded her in death.

Frieda married Ralph A. Roggie in Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Together they owned and operated the family farm on Waters Road for 50 years. Frieda was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church where she taught Bible School and Sunday School and also was involved in the Sewing Circle. She hosted fresh air children for many years, cared for three of her nieces for a period of time, babysat and was involved in raising some of her grandchildren. Mrs. Roggie was very generous and welcoming, opening her home to her family and her children's friends. She enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, making quilts and clothing for her children and grandchildren. She was also an avid reader and spent many winter evenings reading to her children and instilled the love of reading in all of her children. She also enjoyed traveling, playing board games and doing word searches. She especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 19, 2011 at Croghan Mennonite Church, Croghan, Lewis Co., NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Roggie, Gladys
, 79, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died June 9, 2011 at the same place. She was born February 29, 1932 at Lowville, NY to Reuben and Verna (Yousey) Roggie.

Surviving are two sisters, Clara Roes of Lowville, Helen Roggie of Castorland, NY; a brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Janet Roggie of Lowville; nieces, nephews and cousins.

A brother, Allan Roggie, died in 1955. Two brothers-in-law, Lloyd Roes and Elton Roggie, also died before her.

Gladys attended country school and Lowville Academy. Miss Roggie began working for Lowville Academy in September 1962, as a cleaner; and from September 1, 1963 to June 30, 1995, she worked as both a cleaner and a food service helper. She also worked as a food service helper from September 1, 1995 to June 30, 1999, upon retirement. She was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church and a member of Faithful Workers Sewing Circle. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, and making baby blankets for the Agape Shoppe; and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She attended Naumburg Mennonite Church for many years.

Memorial services were held June 13, 2011 at Naumburg Mennonite Church, Castorland, Lewis Co., NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, Lewis Co., NY.

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

 



Roggie, Ralph A.
, 78, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died January 21, 2011 at the same place.  He was born August 28, 1932 at Denmark, Lewis Co., NY to Samuel and Bertha (Yousey) Roggie.  On March 19, 1952 at Lowville, NY he was married to Frieda M. Jantzi.

Surviving are children, Elizabeth & Keith Steria, Glenfield; Joyce & Jay Zehr of Beaver Falls; Glendon & Irene Roggie of Lowville; and Lois & Joey Roberts of Lowville; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, four brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard & Delores Roggie, Alvin & Alice Roggie, Edward & Betty Roggie, Andrew & Eunice Roggie, all of Lowville; two sisters, Doris and Alvin Steria Jr., Croghan, Martha Nortz, Lowville and a sister-in-law, Ruthann Roggie, Lowville.

Predeceased by a brother, Daniel C. Roggie, who died December 10, 2006.

On March 19, 1952, Ralph married Frieda M. Jantzi at the Lowville Mennonite Church with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. The couple moved to a dairy farm on Waters Road and later purchased the farm, owning and operating it until retiring in 2001. The farm is now owned and operated by Mr. Roggie's grandson, Jeremy Steria, and his wife Andrea.

Ralph was a member of Lowville Mennonite Church and a longtime member of Lewis County Farm Bureau. He enjoyed planting and tending to his trees and sitting on his porch.

Memorial services were held January 24, 2011 at Iseneker Funeral Home, Inc. Lowville, NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, Lewis Co., NY.

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



Rohrer, Eunice Amanda Wenger
, 79, of Dayton, died Sept. 25, 2011, at her home.

Mrs. Rohrer was born Nov. 4, 1931, in Rockingham County, and was a daughter of the late Amos D. and Mary E. Wenger.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church.

On Aug. 8, 1951, she married Warren I. Rohrer, who preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 2009.

Surviving are three sons, Galen L. Rohrer and wife, Frances, of Harrisonburg, Steven D. Rohrer of Harrisonburg and Eldon W. Rohrer and wife, Doris, of Dayton; four daughters, Lois E. Shank of Dayton, Judith F. Wenger and husband Roland, of Dayton, Marietta J. Wenger and husband, Eldon, of Harrisonburg, and Sandra R. Wenger and husband, Galen, of Dayton; two sisters, Ruth E. Rohrer and Martha A. Rohrer and husband, David, all of Dayton; 19 grandchildren and 11 great- grandchildren.

Mrs. Rohrer was also preceded in death by a brother, Joseph H. Wenger, two sisters, Miriam F. Wenger and Reba G. Rohrer and a son-in-law, Danny Shank.

Ministers of the Church will conduct a funeral service Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2011, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to her home, where friends may call at any time until 7:30 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 9/27/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Rohrer, Gilbert Jones
, 94, of Dayton, died Aug. 22, 2011, at his home. Mr. Rohrer was born on May 22, 1917, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late William R. and Annie Jones Rohrer. He was a member of the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. On Dec. 29, 1943, he married Frances Wenger, who preceded him in death on Sept. 13, 2008.

Also surviving are nine children, Janet R. Shank of Dayton, Elsie R. Terry (Wilbur) of Harrisonburg, Frances R. Good of Harrisonburg, Wilson R. Rohrer (Betty) of Hinton, Rebecca R. Hummel (Dale Jr.) of Dayton, Dee J. Rohrer of Hinton, Lelia R. Phillips (Samuel P.) of Mount Clinton, Annette R. Knicely (Warren D.) of Mount Clinton; Lorna G. Rohrer of Sarasota, Fla.; two brothers, Frank W. and Joseph I. Rohrer; and six sisters, Hazel Wenger, Grace Showalter, Alice Heatwole, Ethel Wenger, Evelyn Wenger and Annie Wenger. Also surviving are a daughter-in-law, Donna C. Rohrer of Hinton; sister-in-law, Ruth Rohrer of Dayton; 23 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rohrer was preceded in death by a son Allen W. Rohrer; an infant daughter, Emily Elizabeth Rohrer; two sons-in-law, Gabriel F. Shank and John O. Good; two sisters, Ruby L. Martin and Evangeline Horst; and one brother, Daniel H. Rohrer.

His body will be taken to the home of his daughter, Janet R. Shank, 268 Hinton Road, Dayton, Va., where friends may call at any time until 8 p.m. The funeral will be held at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, with Bishop Lloyd Wenger officiating. McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 8/24/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Rohrer, Ivan Jonas
, 94 of Harrisonburg, VA died April 6, 2011. He was born on December 13, 1917 at Wadsworth, Ohio to Clayton and Martha Rohrer, the fourth of six children.

He married first wife, Anna Sheeler Rohrer on June 27, 1942, she died April 4, 1979. On July 31, 1982 he married Martha Hartzler who survives.

He was called into Civilian Public Service, during World War II, as a Conscientious Objector serving at Sideling Hill Camp, Bowie Maryland, and a Massachusetts dairy farm. After the war he went into farming at Royersford, PA then he was called and ordained into the ministry by Franconia Mennonite Conference, PA. He served in mission work from 1949 to 1962 building up the church in Bartonsville, Vermont. In 1962 he moved to Harrisonburg, VA to continue his Bachelor's degree in Religion and History at Eastern Mennonite College. He graduated in 1966 and taught religious studies and history at Eastern Mennonite High School.

Ivan grew up attending Bethel Mennonite Church in Wadsworth, Ohio. During farming years he attended Pottstown Mission Church, Pottstown, PA. After marring Martha they lived in Shippensburg, PA they attended Diller's Mennonite Church. They moved to Harrisonburg in 1991 where he was a member of Parkview Mennonite Church and later at Dayton Mennonite Church. For many years he drove school bus and taxi service for the Old Order Communities in Shippensburg, PA and Rockingham County, VA area. He loved to sing and often directed congregational singing at the churches he attended and was often a guest preacher. He sang with the Celebration Singers in the early eighties.

Survived by his wife Martha, a daughter, Joyce (Jim) Benedict and a son, Phillip (Linda) Rohrer. Nine grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. A sister survives, Ruth (Floyd) Mumaw of Wooster, Ohio. Also one sister in law, Awilda Miller Rohrer of Glendale, Arizona.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Anna and two great grandchildren.

The funeral service was March 11, 2011 at Dayton Mennonite Church officiated by ministers; Daryl Driver, Herman Rietz, and Joslyn Robinson. There was a viewing from 10 to 11 am, graveside service 11 to 11:30 am, and memorial service beginning at 11:30 am at Dalton Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater, VA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Rohrer, Mary M. Moore
, 95, died at Calvary Fellowship Homes on Thursday, February 10, 2011. She was the wife of the late Ellis M. Rohrer, who died in 1998. They met when she was 13. He waited to marry her and they were featured in the Lancaster magazine on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.

Mary was known for her vibrant red hair, delicious cracker pudding, iced tea and for her hospitality. She learned to cook for the men at harvest time as a young girl and often lent a hand in the fields and the barn. Her faith was strong, and she had a strong Christian character.

Mary was a child evangelism teacher in her home at Nottingham. Many of her former students still talk about her ministry. She mentored young women in spiritual matters. She was an active member of Calvary Church and gave support to a number of nephews who were missionaries as well as the missionaries that the church supports.

A good wife and mother, Mary was a seamstress and enjoyed gardening and canning and especially her showy house plants.

She and Ellis enjoyed motorcycle riding, taking trips across America, and being in the mountains with family and friends.

Mary, the daughter of the late Jeremiah and Susanna (Metzler) Moore, grew up on a farm at Leaman Place with her four late brothers, Walter, Paul, Clarence, and Lester Moore.

The farm wife raised 2 sons, Robert of Nottingham, husband of Joan (Stuart) of Nottingham, and Thomas of Boston; grandchildren, Robert Jr., and his wife Cathy (Morrow), Rising Sun, MD, Tiffany and husband David Bell of Nottingham, and Ryan and wife Christy (Brackins) of Nottingham; six great-grandchildren, Brianna, Meghan Rohrer, Kaitlin, David Bell, Ellis and Henry Rohrer; and many nieces and nephews.

The Memorial Service will be on Sunday (TOMORROW), February 13, 2011 at 2 PM in the Fellowship Hall at Calvary Fellowship Homes, 502 Elizabeth Drive, Lancaster, PA, with her nephew, John Beerley officiating. Friends may call from 1 until 2 PM. Private Interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution in Mary's memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Bachman Funeral Home, Strasburg.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/12/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Rohrer, Maybelle Neuhouser
, 90, of Bradenton, FL died November 14, 2011 at the same place from results of a fall, with a head & neck injury. She was born October 21, 1921 at Leo, IN and married to Herman Rohrer.

Surviving are a son, Douglas of Myakka City and a daughter, Pam Crawford (Scott) with whom she lived in Bradenton, FL; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, a brother, Edwin Neuhouser of Sarasota, and sisters, Velma Klopfenstien of Bradenton, and Darlene Miller of Sarasota.

Although Maybelle was blind for the last several years before her death, she was a prayer warrior, especially for her children and grandchildren. She read/listened to the Bible completely many times.

Memorial services were held November 22, 2011 at Bayshore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL with burial in Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, FL.

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



Ropp, Eldon G.

KALONA, Iowa - Eldon G. Ropp, 79, died Dec. 7, 2011, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

He married Anna Borkholder on Nov. 25, 1954. She died Oct. 27, 1987. He married Mattie Schwartz on Jan. 19, 1992. She died Nov. 10, 2010.

He is survived by his children, Catherine Ropp and Elson (Arlene) Ropp, both of Kalona, Margaret (Martin) Yoder of Nappanee, Ind., Delores (Jacob) Schwartz of Bremen, Ind., Sanford Ropp of Goshen, Ind., Rebecca Ropp of Nappanee, Ira (Jo Ann) Ropp of Milford, Ind., and Inez Ropp of Nappanee; and stepchildren Anna (Mervin) Mast of Bremen, Rosella (Henry) Wagler of DeGroff, Ohio, Jacob (Delores) Schwartz of Bremen, Susan (Eli) Schwartz of Hamilton, Ind., Katie (Merlin) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Mary (Wilmer) Schwartz of Hamilton, Joseph (Florence) Schwartz of Bronson, Mich., Rudy (Polly) Schwartz of Chouteau, Okla., and Edna (Perry) Borntrager of Etna Green.

Calling will be all day Saturday at the Jacob Schwartz home, 1161 3rd Road, Bremen. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Dennis Hochstetler home , 2735 Birch Road, Bremen. Arrangements by Thompson-Lengacher & Funeral Home, Nappanee.

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



Rosenberger, Brandy Rose Cralley
, 32, of Souderton, PA died March 10, 2011 at Bethlehem, PA.  She was born August 15, 1978 at San Diego, CA to Gary Lee and JoAnn Mary (Rebstock) Cralley.  On December 31, 2004 at Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., PA she was married to Andrew Rosenberger, who was born May 21, 1980 and survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Evelyn Mary Rosenberger and Naomi Claire Rosenberger, and a brother, Greg Rotzal.

Memorial services were held March 17, 2011 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA.

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




Roth, Marianna Mae Gerig
, 76, of Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas died January 21, 2011 at the same.  She was born September 12, 1934 at Wayland, Iowa to Vernon and Mabel Gerig.  On September 14, 1957 at Wayland, Iowa she was married to Edwin L. Roth, who survives.

Surviving are two sons, Tim (Rose) Roth and Ted (Doris) Roth, 2 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, and a sister, Elaine (Dan) Schrock.

A sister, Byrdene Johnson preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 22, 2011 at Hesston Mennonite Church Hesston, Kansas.

Submitted by: Norma Diller
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Roth, Nelson M., Sr.

MORTON - Nelson M. Roth Sr., 84, of Eureka, formerly of Morton and Tremont, died at 6:20 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka.

He was born Feb. 20, 1926, in Morton to Samuel and Etta (Ropp) Roth. He married Shirley A. Garber on Nov. 11, 1945, in Morton. She preceded him in death on July 9, 2009.

He also was preceded in death by two brothers, Roy and Clarence.

Surviving are two sons, Nelson (Pam) Roth of Gulfport, Miss., and Ken (Kathleen) Roth of Tremont; one daughter, Anita Roth of Groveland; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one stepsister, Carol Jean Hulen of Texas.

Nelson farmed in Tazewell County all of his life, retiring in 2003.

He was a member of First Mennonite Church in Morton, serving as an elder for eight years and was a lifelong chorister at the church.

He had served on the Morton School Board for seven years.

Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 27, 2011, at First Mennonite Church in Morton, with Pastor Doane Brubaker officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 26, at Knapp-Johnson Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Morton, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Thursday at the church. Burial will be in Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Tremont.

Memorials may be made to Maple Lawn Health Center, 700 N. Main St., Eureka, IL 61530.

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

Published in Peoria Journal Star on January 25, 2011
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Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Roupp, Nina G. Naffziger
, 89, of North Newton, Harvey Co., KS died January 27, 2011 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS from heart failure.  

She was born January 16, 1922 at Crystal Springs, Harper Co., KS to Christian Lee and Ida Elizabeth (Kauffman) Naffziger.  Christian was born September 14, 1894 and died July 4, 1970.  Ida was born October 30, 1893 and died April 8, 1972.

On November 6, 1942 at Crystal Springs she was married to Weldon W. Roupp, who was born March 15, 1920 and died November 14, 1984.

Surviving are children, Elaine & Jim Harms of Newton, KS; Ken & Barb Roupp of Portland, OR; Mary & Lonny Regier of North Newton, KS; and Ron Roupp of Canby, OR; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Naomi Weaver.

Robert Naffziger, brother; Kathryn Naffziger, sister-in-law; Junior Weaver, brother-in-law; Edith (Roupp) Zehr, sister-in-law; and William Zehr, brother-in-law preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at Bethel College Mennonite Church, North Newton, KS with burial in Zion Mennonite Cemetery, Hubbard, Clackamas Co., OR.

Submitted by: Mary Regier, North Newton, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Rupp, Clara M. Pletcher

WAUSEON, Ohio -- Clara M. (Pletcher) Rupp, 78, of Wauseon, died Sunday morning, April 24, 2011, in her home.

She was born March 9, 1933, in Elkhart, Ind., to the late George and Myrtle (Bachtel) Pletcher. She married Leon D. Rupp on April 26, 1953. He died Aug. 8, 2007.

She is survived by children Roselyn (Duane) Short of Wauseon, Barbara (Robert) Alexander of Archbold and Vernon (Elaine) Rupp, Carolyn Duncan and Charlene (Lamar) Miller, all of Wauseon; 16 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren; brothers Ephraim Pletcher of Goshen, Ind., and Jerry (Maxine) Pletcher of Elkhart; and sister Rosie (Lowell) Lambright of Middlebury, Ind.

She was preceded in death by one grandson and brothers Morris and Luke.

The service will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon. Interment will follow in Pettisville Cemetery. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and at 9 a.m. Thursday before the service. Memorials be given to International Faith Missions, Sara's Garden or Hospice. Short Funeral Home, Archbold, is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 27, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Rupp, Doris M. Wyse
, 88, of Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH died November 19, 2011 at Archbold, Fulton Co., OH. She was born May 5, 1923 at Wauseon to Freeman and Ida (Seiler) Wyse. On April 29, 1951 she was married to Donald R. Rupp, who died February 16, 2007.

Surviving are children, Jerry Rupp, Wauseon, OH; Peggy (Van) Wysong, Goshen, IN; Michael (Allene) Rupp, Pedro, OH; Mary (Dale) Nyberg, Bark River, MI; Susan (Steven) Rupp, Fayette, OH; and Cathy (Larry Huner) Rupp, Wauseon, OH; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Carol Skillings, Springfield, OH.

A grandchild and four sisters, Evelyn Baker, Vera Saunders, Alberta Wyse, and Jean Armstrong preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and prior to marriage a bookkeeper at the former Liechty Hatchery, Wauseon, OH. She assisted her husband in the operation of Rupp Poultry Farm. She was baptized as a youth and attended the Swan Creek Church of the Brethren until becoming a member of the Tedrow Mennonite Church where she taught children's Sunday School for many years.

Memorial services were held November 22, 2011 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH.

Submitted by: Doug King
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Rush, Robert W.
, 67, of Plumsteadville, PA died July 1, 2011 at Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA. He was born December 14, 1943 at Doylestown, PA to Raymond M. and Sallie K. (Leatherman) Rush.

Surviving are Mildred Bower, sister, of Hatfield, PA; Willard Rush, brother & wife, Sonja, of Mechanicsville, PA; Herbert Rush, brother, of Doylestown Twp., PA; Darwin Rush, brother & wife Janice of Quakertown, PA; Jake Clyde Rush, brother, of Plumsteadville, PA; Ruth Ann Moyer, sister & husband, Bob, of Tega Cay, South Carolina; Harold Rush, brother, of Queen Valley, Arizona

Jean Worth, sister, and Olive Rush, sister, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 11, 2011 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Bucks Co., PA with burial in Perkasie, PA.

Submitted by: Lois Ann Wismer, Perkasie, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Ruth, Paul Landis


April 19, 1920 - Dec. 2, 2011

GOSHEN - Paul Landis Ruth, 91, died early Friday morning, Dec. 2, 2011, at IU Health Goshen Hospital, where he had been since Wednesday.

He was born April 19, 1920, in Hilltown, Pa., to Arthur D. and Florence (Landis) Ruth. He married Marjorie Wienss on Nov. 20, 1953, in Beatrice, Neb. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Janet (David Krueper) Ruth of Corrales, N.M., and Rita (Phillip) Rupp of Goshen; two sons, Douglas Ruth of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Michael Ruth of Longmont, Colo.; six grandchildren; and two brothers, Marvin Ruth of Newville, Pa., and Ralph (Nan) Ruth of Perkasie, Pa.

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

A member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Mr. Ruth started Menno Travel Service in Pennsylvania and worked with Mennonite Central Committee for more than 20 years. He also worked as an administrator of Fairmont Rest Home, Ephrata, Pa., for 20 years.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday in The Gathering Room and one hour prior to the 11:30 a.m. Monday memorial service at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Mr. Ruth's wishes were to be cremated. His cremains will be scattered at a later date in the College Mennonite Scattering Grounds.

Memorial contributions may be made to Greencroft Foundation, Mennonite Central Committee or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

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

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Ruth, Paul Landis, 91, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died December 2, 2011 at the same place. He was born April 19, 1920 at Hilltown, PA to Arthur D. and Florence (Landis) Ruth. On November 20, 1953 at Beatrice, Neb. he was married to Marjorie Wienss, who was born August 31, 1929 and survives.

Surviving are children, Janet (David Krueper) Ruth; Rita (Phillip) Rupp; Douglas Ruth; and Michael Ruth, six grandchildren, and two brothers, Marvin Ruth and Ralph (Nan) Ruth.

A brother, Harold Ruth preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held December 5, 2011 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN. Ashes to be scattered at a later date at College Mennonite Memorial Garden.

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



Ruth, Rodney A.
, 84, of Chalfont, PA died on January 11, 2011. He was born in New Britain Twp., PA to the late Willard and Mary Ellen (Alderfer) Ruth. He was the beloved husband of Fern (Harley) Ruth for 54 years. He was a member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church served as trustee, Sunday school superintendent and Sunday school teacher.

Survived by his wife, Fern, and children Dr. Thomas K. Ruth (Son) & wife, Susan of Chalfont, PA; Patrice Ruth Good (Daughter) & husband, Toby of Elizabethtown, PA; Rodney Craig Ruth (Son) & wife, Naomi of Frederick, MD; Dr. Willard D. Ruth (Brother) & wife, Irma of Grand Island, NY; 7 Grandchildren - Leah, Calvin, Katie, Rebekah, Hannah, Alex & Olivia.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Marian Souder.

Funeral service was January 15, 2011 at Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Burial was in the Line Lexington Mennonite Cemetery, Line Lexington, PA

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



Ruth, Walton C.
, 81, of Telford, PA died September 11, 2011 at Sellersville, PA. He was born January 25, 1930 at Harleysville, PA to Paul L. and Naomi L. (Clemens) Ruth. He was married to Ruth B. Bower.

Surviving are children, Marlin Ruth, Elaine Grote and Ronald Ruth, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

He was a member of Spring Mount Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held September 16, 2011 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Eleanor C. Ruth
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Walton C. Ruth 81, of Telford, died Sunday, September 11, 2011 at Rockhill Mennonite Community. He was the husband of Ruth (Bower) Ruth, his wife of 62 years. Born January 25, 1930 in Harleysville, he was a son of the late Paul L. and Naomi (Clemens) Ruth.

Mr. Ruth was a lifelong member of Spring Mount Mennonite Church where he served as song leader and was a trustee. He was employed as an excavator with R & M Paving and, later, Mast Excavating for many years, retiring in 1995. Previously, he worked as a dairy farmer on the family farm. His hobbies included flower gardening, oil painting, and singing. He also enjoyed being a member of the Sunday School Meditations Male Quartet for over thirty years.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three children, Marlin B. Ruth and wife Sharon of Harleysville, Elaine R. Grote and husband Stephen of Souderton, and Ronald B. Ruth and wife Rhonda of Telford; two sisters, Cleta R. Reinford and husband Daniel of Lancaster, and Eleanor C. Ruth of Lansdale; two brothers, Vernon C. Ruth and wife Janet of Spring City, and Leonard C. Ruth and wife Esther of Harleysville; six grandchildren, Adrian Grote, Austin Grote, Matthew Ruth and wife Kara Miller, Ben Ruth and wife Laura, Mattea Ruth, and Melea Ruth; and one great-granddaughter, Abby Nice.

The Funeral Service will be held 7:30 p.m. Friday, September 16, 2011 at Salford Mennonite Church, 480 Groff's Mill Road, Harleysville. Relatives and friends may call between 4 and 7 p.m. Friday. The Graveside Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Salford Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements by Huff & Lakjer, Lansdale. For those desiring, contributions may be made in Mr. Ruth's memory to the Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Published in Montgomery Newspapers
September 13, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Rutt, Ella M. Weaver Esbenshade
, 94, of 11 Barr Ave., Gordonville, formerly of Ephrata, went to her heavenly home on Monday, August 15, 2011, of natural causes, at the home of her daughter while under the care of Hospice of Lancaster County. Born in Terre Hill, she was the daughter of the late Noah and Lena (Martin) Weaver.

Her husbands, Aaron Esbenshade died in 1973, and Harry Rutt died in 2005 after 24 years of marriage. Ella was a homemaker and known for her entertaining and cooking in her winter Florida home. She loved to tell stories and play her harmonica. She was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church.

Surviving are four children, Julia, married to Donald Disney, with whom she resided, Aaron, Jr., married to Becky (McClain) Esbenshade of Nashville, TN, Joyce, married to Dale Peifer of Atglen, and Jacob, married to Ethel (Martin) Esbenshade of Denver; 23 grandchildren; 65 great grandchildren; three stepdaughters, Verna Wenger, Ida and Elsie Wise; 31 step grandchildren; 161 step great grandchildren; seven step great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Noah and Paul Weaver; a half brother, Raymond Weaver; and a half sister, Edna Mull.

Preceding her in death is a son, Lamar R. married to Nancy (Sauder) Esbenshade of Waymart; a daughter, Joan Swope and her husband Andrew; three sisters, Betty Burkholder, Emma High, and Mary Heisey; a stepson, Harry Rutt, Jr.; three step great grandchildren; two step great-great grandchildren; a brother, Jere Weaver; and a half brother, Clarence Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 22, at 10 a.m. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl, with the Bishops Lester B. Martin and Curvin Z. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 5-8 p.m. and on Monday from 9-10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/17/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Rutt, Ervin Burkholder
, 78, entered into rest at Lancaster General Hospital, on Saturday, April 2, 2011, after a massive stroke. He was born in East Cocalico Township, a son of the late John N. and Lydia Burkholder Rutt. Ervin was the husband of Mary Elizabeth (Hursh) Rutt, to whom he shared 55 years of marriage this past March 3rd.

Ervin was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Lititz, Weaverland Conference. He was a retired hog and steer farmer and worked for Manheim Auto Auction for the past 45 years. He was an avid fisherman and hunter.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are five sons, Delmar, husband of Nancy Martin Rutt of Savannah, N.Y., Jay Ervin, husband of Marian Martin Rutt of Womelsdorf, Lynford, husband of Erma High Rutt of Newmanstown, Joel, husband of Irene Fox Rutt of Manheim, Arlin, husband of Jody Martin Rutt of Grenada, West Indies; three daughters, Vanita, wife of Michael Martin of Bernville, LuAnne, wife of Harold Fox of Newmanstown, Rhoda, wife of Mark Wenger of Mifflinburg; a daughter-in-law, Mary Ann Rutt of Bernville; 55 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; brothers, Elam Rutt of Ephrata, Earl Rutt of New Holland; sisters, Anna, wife of Irwin Zimmerman of Fleetwood, Alverta, wife of John Burkholder of East Earl, Leah, wife of Clair Zimmerman of Ephrata, Luella, wife of Glenn Zimmerman of Lebanon, Frances, wife of Phares Musser of Newmanstown, and Marlene, wife of Marlin Martin of Newmanstown.

He was preceded in death by a son, Nevin and a grandson.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday at the Midway Reception Center, Lititz.

Funeral services will be held at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, from the Midway Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Penn Township, with Bishop Lester B. Martin and ministers Henry Horning, Raymond Hoover, Ray Martin, and Noah Lamar Hurst officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Lebanon Daily News - 4/6/2011
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Rutt, Lucy M. Musser
, 92, of Ephrata, PA died March 10, 2011 at the same place.  She was born December 4, 1918 at Fivepointville, PA to Noah and Susan (Weber) Musser.  She was married to Elmer N. Rutt, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Geraldine Horst, Beulah Martin, and Norma Wiegand, 5 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and two brothes, Roman Musser and Harvey Musser.

A daughter, Joyce Marlene Rutt, an infant daughter, three grandchildren, Galen Lamar Horst, Brenda Renee Horst, and Cassandra Jean Hoppes, a brother, Marvin Musser, and two sisters, Edith Martin and Edna Hollinger preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 16, 2011 at Ephrata Mennonite Church Ephrata, PA with burial in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, East Earl, PA.

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

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Rutt, Lucy M. Musser, 92, of Ephrata, entered into rest at her residence at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata on Friday, March 11, 2011. She was born in Fivepointville, a daughter of the late Noah and Susan (Weber) Musser. She was the wife of the late Elmer N. Rutt, who passed away in 1991, just after celebrating their 50-year wedding anniversary.

Lucy was a member of the Ephrata Mennonite Church. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, loved crocheting, and making beautiful quilts. Lucy was an active member of the sewing circle at her church.

Surviving are 3 daughters, Geraldine M., wife of Ezra Horst of Ephrata, Beulah F., wife of Leroy W. Martin of Ephrata, Norma J., wife of Edward C. Wiegand of White Haven; 5 grandchildren, Merlin, husband of Debbie (Kunkle) Horst of Ephrata, Dwayne, husband of Paula (Martin) Horst of Newmanstown, Yvonne (Martin), wife of Kevin Haller of Lititz, Dean, husband of Lucinda (Zook) Martin of New Holland, Neil, husband of Lisa (Petersheim) Martin of Leola; 18 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; and 2 brothers, Roman, husband of Anna Musser of Ephrata, and Harvey, husband of Alverta Musser of Denver.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Marlene Rutt; 3 grandchildren, Galen Lamar Horst, Brenda Renee Horst, Cassandra Jean Hoppes; brother, Marvin Musser; and 2 sisters, Edith Martin and Edna Hollinger.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, March 15, at Farmcrest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farmcrest Dr., Ephrata, and from 9 to 10 AM, Wednesday, March 16, at the Ephrata Mennonite Church, 510 Stevens Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held at 10 AM at the church, with Pastor Jack Scandrett officiating. Interment will follow in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/12/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



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