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Sala, Raymond; . . Sand, Dorothy E. Wiens; . . Schell, James R.; . Schlabach, Erma L. Hochstetler; . . Schlabach, Fannie Troyer; . . Schlabach, Jeremy Wayne; . . Schlabach, Norman O.; . .  Schlabaugh, Gordon Dean; . . Schlegel, Benjamin T.; . . Schmidt, Dannie H.; . . Schmidt, Dorothy Frey; . .  Schmidt, Gertrude Marie Dyck; . . Schmidt, Olin Wayne; . . Schmucker, Eileen F.; . . Schmucker, Esther Miller Hochstetler; . . Schmucker, Kristine K.; . . Schmucker, Mattie Frye; . . Schmucker, Mildred Mary Sommers; . . Schmucker, William W.; . . Schrag, Clarice Waltner; . . Schrag, Lorene Verna Goering; . . Schrock, Alta M. Roth; . . Schrock, Alvin L. "Sunshine"; . . Schrock, Anna Miller. Schrock, Dale Devon; . . Schrock, Dorothy A. Gerber; . . Schrock, Jonas "J. D.";  Schrock, Paul Melvin; . .  Schrock, Ruby F. Slabach; . . Schwabbauer, Ivan Arthur; . . Schwartz, Edna Chupp; . . Schwartz, Myron Joe; . . Schwartz, Victor L.; . .  Seibel, Esther Mae Newswanger; . . Seitz, Kathryn Fay Hunsberger; . . Selzer, Alice B.; . . Selzer, Lahla Ursula Miller; . .  Selzer, Merle Ervin; . . Sempira, Lenora Dietzel; . . Sensenig, Edward H.; . .  Sensenig, Hettie M. Martin; . . Sensenig, Merlyn M.; . . Shank, Sybil Marian Koger; . .  Shank, Willard Samuel; . . Shantz, Clifford H.; . . Shenk, Evelyn Ruth Landis; . .  Shenk, Ezra William; . . Shirk, Alma Nolt Martin; . . Shirk, Norman H.; . . Shirk, Samuel Kniesly; . . Shoemaker, Thelma Louise Rembold; . . Short, Marvin D.; . .  Showalter, Esther Louise; . . Showalter, James Edwin; . . Showalter, John Henry; . . Showalter, Katelyn Joy; . . Showalter, Laban R.; . . Showalter, Melva Rebecca Rhodes; . . Showalter, Mildred Rebecca Brilhart; . .  Showalter, Rhoda Swartzentruber; . . Shrock, Amanda Sue Christner; . . Shrock, Brooklyn Joy; . . Shrock, Max C.; . . Siebert, Steven R.; . . Simmers, Barbara J. Stauffer; . .  Slabach, Barbara Yoder; . . Slabach, LaMar Dean; . . Slabach, Nellie J. Jones; . . Slatter, Grace Friesen ; . . Smith, Nancy M. Roth; . .   Smucker, Jose "Mike" Miguel; . . Smucker, Paul M.; . . Snader, Raymond Ralph; . .  Snider, Luella Hoffman; . . Snyder, Edward B.; . . Snyder, Leta M. Miller; . . Snyder, Lydia W. Martin; . . Sonnenberg, Nellie Elizabeth Bragg; . . Stahl, Mary Cathryn Speicher; . .   Stahly, Pauline L. Weldy; . .  Stalter, Anna Mary; . . Stalter, Glenn E.; . . Stauffer, Anna Mary Martin; . . Stauffer, Annie W. Zimmerman; . . Stauffer, Emma Mae Eby; . .  Stauffer, Rhoda S. Eby; . . Steider, Kenneth Waldean; . . Steiner, Lester; . . Steiner, Lucille A. Zuercher; . . Stoltzfus, Abram B. "Abe"; . .Stoltzfus, Daniel Harold; . . Stoltzfus, Hanna B. Kauffman; . . Stoltzfus, Minnie A. Yoder; . . Stoltzfus, Sadie Anne Stoltzfus; . .   Stoltzfus, Samuel K.; . .  Stoltzfus, William B.; . . Stuckey, Kathryn Elizabeth Beck; . . Stuckey, Mary Elizabeth Liechty; . .  Stuckey, Rutheda M. Grieser; . .    Stucky, Ransom Roy; . . Stutzman, Bernice Hostetler; . . Stutzman, Edna E. Hoffman; . .  Stutzman, Edward; . . Stutzman, Jennie L. Reisinger ; . .  Stutzman, Jessica Lyn; . . Stutzman, Mervin D.; . .  Stutzman, Viola 'Vi' E. Miller; . . Suderman, Lena Miller Slabach Borntrager; . . Suderman, Paul H.; . .  Supplee, Elizabeth "Lizzie" L. Moyer; . . Swanson, Letha M. Harter Nafziger; . .  Swartzendruber, Cecil Charles; . . Swartzendruber, Dean; . . Swartzentruber, Carl Emerson; . . Swartzentruber, Katie Ann Schrock Yoder; . . Sweeney, Mark John; . .

Sala, Raymond

Feb. 16, 1926 - Sept. 4, 2011

GOSHEN -- Ray Sala, 85, died early Sunday morning, Sept. 4, 2011, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Feb. 16, 1926, near Johnstown, Pa., to the late George and Annie (Thomas) Sala. He attended grade school at Thomas Mills and graduated from Davidsville High School, Pa.

Immediately after graduation, he was drafted and joined Civilian Public Service in Grottoes, Va., where he served in several capacities, including camp nurse. He was then sent to Catonsville State Hospital in Maryland where he was the only attendant on the night shift for 73 mentally ill clients. Books by J.C. Wenger, provided to CPSers, helped shape and deepen his Anabaptist beliefs, and he later stated that he was happy to play a small part in the reform of mental health care after World War II.

After service, he returned to Johnstown where he married Romaine Stahl on June 15, 1949. She died Nov. 16, 2008.

He is survived by a brother, Marlin, and numerous nieces and nephews.

In 1954, Ray and Romaine moved to Goshen where he became a traveling field representative for Mennonite Mutual Aid. During this time, he took courses at Goshen College and was asked to join the development team at the college where he worked for 11 years. He then worked for Travel Equipment and later became director of public relations and development at Philhaven Hospital, Pa. His last job was director of development at Sarasota Christian School in Florida.

The Salas returned to Goshen to retire at Greencroft in 1991. Ray was an active member of College Mennonite Church.

A 10:30 a.m. memorial service will be at College Mennonite Church on Saturday, Sept. 10, 2011, with Pastor Phil Waite of College Mennonite Church officiating. A family scattering service will take place prior to the memorial service in the College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 7, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Sala, Ray, 85, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died September 4, 2011 at the same place. He was born February 16, 1926 at Johnstown, PA to George and Annie (Thomas) Sala. On June 15, 1949 at Johnstown, PA he was married to Romaine Stahl, who died November 16, 2008.

Surviving is a brother, Marlin Sala.

Memorial services were held September 10, 2011 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Memorial Garden at CMC, Goshen, IN.

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



Sand, Dorothy E. Wiens
, 60, of McPherson, KS died August 3, 2011 at the same place. She was born March 22, 1951 to Henry R. and Rubena Marie (Enns) Wiens and was married to Kit Sand, who survives.

Surviving are children, Rodger & Buffi Bashore and Darren & Dusti Ivey, and 5 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 8, 2011 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS.

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

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Sand, Dorothy Wiens

McPherson County - Dorothy E. Sand, 60, of McPherson, died August 3 after a 3-O year battle with cancer. She was born March 22, 1951, in McPherson to Henry R. & Rubena M. Enns Wiens. She had been a homemaker, and was most recently employed at Hospira as a pharmaceutical attendant. On October 31, 1987, she married Kit L. Sand in Fort Smith, AR. He survives. She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman.

Other survivors include: daughters, Dusti Ivey and husband, Darren, Manhattan, and Buffi Bashore and husband, Rodger, McPherson; brothers, Don Wiens, Kensington, Larry Wiens and Richard Wiens, both of McPherson; sister, Mary Ann Peters, Sterling, CO; five grandchildren: Christopher, Thomas, & Michael Ivey, Manhattan, and Courtney & Nathan Bashore, McPherson; and numerous friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Harlan Dean.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00am August 8 at Bethel Mennonite Church, with Pastor Alden Dick presiding. Visitation will be Sunday, August 7 at Buhler Mortuary, with the family present from 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to either Hospice Care of Kansas or Victory in the Valley, in care of Buhler Mortuary, PO Box 589. Buhler, KS 67522.

Source: The McPherson [KS] Sentinel
Posted Aug 04, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schell, James R.
, 67, of Alliance, Stark Co., Ohio died May 29, 2011 at the same place from cancer. He was born January 24, 1944 at Canton, Stark Co., Ohio to Howard and Arlene (Bourquin) Schell and was married to Marilyn Conrad, who survives.

Surviving are children, Laura (Tim) Wilson, Christine Schell, Shannon (Juan) Aguero, James Schell, and Brian (Amy) Schell, and 8 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held June 12, 2011 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio.

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

 



Schlabach, Erma L. Hochstetler
, 85, of Orrville, OH, died, June 28, 2011 at Dunlap Community Hospital in Orrville. She was born in Holmes County on September 18, 1925 to Levi and Mary (Miller) Hochstetler and married Martin A. Schlabach on February 17, 1949. He survives. She was a member of the Longenecker Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Leon (Fannie) Schlabach of Orrville, Linda Brenneman of Elida, Adrian (Kathy) Schlabach of Orrville, Lula Hudson Wooster, Jerry (Judy) Schlabach of Smithville and Dean (Shelly) Schlabach of Jackson Township; 13 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; a sister, Sarah Coblentz of Walnut Creek; and a brother, John Hochstetler of Benton.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Levi Schlabach; a sister, Clara Miller; and a brother, Ivan Hochstetler.

Funeral services will be held July 1, 2011 at the Longenecker Mennonite Church with Pastors Dean Miller and Kevin Himes officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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



Schlabach, Fannie Troyer

SHIPSHEWANA -- Fannie Schlabach, 84, of Shipshewana, died at 9:45 a.m. Wednesday (Jan. 26, 2011) at home.

She was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Nottawa, Mich., to Joas N. and Mary S. (Wickey) Troyer. On Dec. 5, 1946, she married Ervin S. Schlabach. He survives.

Sons Orla (Mary), Joas (Katie), Elmer (Maribeth) and Ervin Jr. (Betty) Schlabach; daughters LeAnna (Daniel) Herschberger, Barbara (Noah) Beechy, Susie (Vernon) Miller, Mary (LaVern) Beechy, Katie (Dan) and Ruthie (Devon) Miller; daughter-in-law Ruby (Ora) Miller; brothers Sam (Betsy), Johnny (Mary), Orla (Barbara) and Perry (Erma) Troyer and Willard (Mary) Bender; and sisters Barbara (Harvey) Lehman, Edna Wickey, Susie (Willis) Hostetler and Ruthie (Herman) Schmucker survive.

Son Samuel Schlabach; stepmother Mary Troyer; sister Lidianna Kauffman; and brothers Dan, Amzie and David Troyer and Elmer Jr. and LaVern Bender preceded her in death.

Visitation is after 2 p.m. today and all day Friday at the LaVern Beechy home, 5580 West 200 North, Shipshewana, with 9:30 a.m. services Saturday. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery.

Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Stewart Funeral Home.

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



Schlabach, Jeremy Wayne

Aug. 7, 2011

LAGRANGE -- Jeremy Wayne Schlabach, infant son of Jonathan H. and Luella (Yoder) Schlabach of LaGrange, was stillborn at 5:34 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7, 2011, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are brother Lamar Jon Schlabach at home; grandparents Calvin (Edna) Yoder and Mervin (Kathryn) Schlabach, both of Shipshewana; great-grandparents Monroe (Susie) Yoder of Shipshewana, Melvin (Ida Mae) Schlabach of Lagrange and Calvin (Wilma) Yoder of Millersburg and Mary Bontrager of Downing, Mo.

Visitation will be after 6 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at the family residence, 4440 W. 200 N. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday Aug. 10, also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Harry Miller. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

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



Schlabach, Norman O.

June 6, 1970 - July 21, 2011

LIGONIER -- Norman O. Schlabach, 41, of Ligonier, died at 3 a.m. Thursday, July 21, 2011, at his home after an extended illness.

He was born June 6, 1970, in Goshen to Orva and Beulah (Yoder) Schlabach. On May 6, 1993, in Middlebury, he married Delores Wagler.

Surviving are his wife, sons Myron, Paul, Orva, Eldon and Norman Schlabach Jr. and daughters Michelle and Nancy Schlabach, all at home; his mother of Middlebury; brothers Richard (LeAnna) Schlabach and Calvin (Darla) Schlabach, both of Middlebury, Vernon (Wanda) Schlabach of Goshen, Verlin (Norma) Schlabach of Middlebury, LaVon (Ruby) Schlabach of Shipshewana and Jerry (Norma) Schlabach of Middlebury; and sisters Wanda (Harley) Bontrager of Middlebury and Carol (Robert) Yoder of Goshen.

His father and brother-in-law Thomas Miller are deceased.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today and all day Saturday at the family residence, 11688 N. 1200 W, Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the Mervin Miller residence, 11385 W. 800 S, Ligonier. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen.

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



Schlabaugh, Gordon Dean,
76, of Wellman, Washington Co., Iowa died May 17, 2011 at the same place. He was born August 18, 1934 near Wellman, Iowa to Sam and Nettie (Yoder) Schlabaugh. On October 22, 1955 at Conneaut Lake, PA he was married to Lois Horrisberger, who survives.

Surviving are four sons: Daryl and Charity Schlabaugh; Lee Schlabaugh; Jim and Beth Schlabaugh; and Neil and Anne Schlabaugh, and 5 grandchildren.

Two brothers, Eldon and Don, and an infant sister Gladys preceded him in death.

Gordon was a 1953 graduate of Iowa Mennonite School and a lifelong farmer.

Memorial services were held May 20, 2011 at West Union Mennonite Church, Parnell, Iowa Co., Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Anita Beachy, Parnell, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schlegel, Benjamin T.,
92, of Coplay, PA died May 18, 2011 at Whitehall, PA. He was born June 19, 1918 at Whitehall PA to Harvey C. and Stella M. (Heintzelman) Schlegel. He was married to Evelyn M. Heffelfinger.

Surviving are daughter - Carol w/o Thomas Buss of Walnutport, PA; daughter - Althea Muffley-Bond w/o Ronald Bond of Danielsville, PA; daughter - Christine Schlegel-Metz of Whitehall PA; son - Benjamin T., Jr. & Shirley Schlegel of Coplay, PA; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

Son - Roy Schlegel and Son - David Schlegel preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 18, 2011 at Schisler Funeral Home, Inc., Northampton, PA with burial in Arlington Memorial Park, Whitehall, PA.

Submitted by: Pastor Rose Bender, Whitehall, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schmidt, Dannie H.
, 91, of Goessel, KS died June 26, 2011 at the same place. He was born January 25, 1920 at Goessel, KS to H. J. S. and Sara (Schroeder) Schmidt. On May 24, 1957 in Kansas he was married to Alice Funk, who survives.

Surviving are children, Cheryl and L. H. Brunner; Dwayne and Fawn Schmidt; and Lynette and Richard Johnston; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held June 30, 2011 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Dannie H. Schmidt

GOESSEL -

Dannie H. Schmidt
, 91, passed away on Sunday (June 26, 2011) at Bethesda Home in Goessel.

He was born on Jan. 25, 1920, in Goessel, the son of Henry J. and Sara Schroeder Schmidt. He was a farmer and a member of Tabor Mennonite Church.

On May 24, 1957, he married Alice Funk at Brudertal Mennonite Church in Hillsboro. She survives.

He is survived by his wife, Alice; son, Dwayne (Fawn) of Hesston; daughters, Cheryl (L.H.) Brunner of Elbing and Lynette (Richard) Johnston of Newton; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Ferdinand, Walter and Arnold; sisters, Helen Nikkel, Ruth Epp and Elsie Schmidt; and two sisters who died in infancy, Frieda and Hilda.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Ott Funeral Home in Goessel. Family will greet friends from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Tabor Mennonite Church. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may be sent to either MCC, Bethesda Home or Good Shepherd Hospice, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, 303 E. Main St., P.O. Box 96, Goessel, KS 67053.

Kansas.com
Posted Jun 27, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schmidt, Dorothy Frey
, 96, of Newton, KS died January 9, 2011 at the same place.  She was born November 10, 1914 at Goessel, KS to Peter and Agnetha (Reimer) Frey.  On November 7, 1935 at Tabor Mennonite Church, rural Newton, KS she was married to Arnold H. Schmidt, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Donavon and Deloris Schmidt; Karen and Bob Unrau; Geneva Reimer; Vera and Jim Wuertz; and Rollin and Brenda Schmidt; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

A daughter, D. Eileen Meyer, a granddaughter, Megan Unrau, and a grandson, Trevor Wuertz preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 12, 2011 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, Kansas with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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


Schmidt, Gertrude Marie Dyck

February 16, 1920-April 28, 2011

Gertrude M. Schmidt, 91, died April 28, at Kidron Bethel in North Newton. Gertrude was born on Feb. 16, 1920, in Whitewater to Jacob and Marie (Harder) Dyck. They preceded her in death. She married Ernest H. Schmidt on Sept. 26, 1941, in Whitewater. They were married 48 years until his passing in 1989. She was a homemaker and a member of the Bethel College Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her son, Mike (Jane) Schmidt of North Newton; daughters, Carol (Vern) Klingenberg of Peabody, Marilyn (Randy) Van Norden of Yuma, Colo., and Norma (Terry) Janzen of Wichita; two brothers, Walter and Herbert Dyck; sister, Esther Schmidt; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was May 14 at Bethel College Mennonite Church. Memorial is for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), 121 E. 30th St., P.O. Box 235, North Newton, KS 67117.

Burial Cemetery: Emmaus Mennonite Cemetery, Whitewater, Butler County, Kansas

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



Schmidt, Olin Wayne
, 87, of Whitewater, Butler Co., KS died August 23, 2011 at Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS from a car accident. He was born September 14 1923 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS to Arthur and Ruth (Schmidt) Schmidt. On May 27, 1961 at Meade, KS he was married to Alma Isaac, who survives.

Surviving are a son, Darryl (Stacy), and a daughter, Carmen (Paul), six grandchildren and a sister, Gladys (Merril) Harms.

Memorial services were held August 27, 2011 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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




Schmucker, Eileen F.
, 85, of Louisville, Stark Co., OH died March 28, 2011 at the same place.  She was born October 12, 1925 to Noah and Eleanor (Conrad) Schmucker.  Memorial services were held March 30, 2011 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, OH.
Submitted by: Diana, Louisville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Eileen F. Schmucker, age 85, of Louisville fell asleep with the Lord on Monday, March 28, 2011. She was born Oct. 12, 1925 in Harrisburg, Ohio to the late Noah and Eleanor (Conrad) Schmucker.

Eileen was a member of the Beech Mennonite Church and in her later years she faithfully attended the First Assembly of God Church in Louisville. She worked for the Hess Garment Factory and Dalton Industries as a seamstress and she later worked for The Arbors In Canton in the laundry department.

Eileen is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She also leaves behind her special friends, Helen, Vickie, Sue and Kathy along with her loving caregivers, Candace Blevins, Cookie Bates and Marlene Hostetler.

She was also preceded in death by two brothers, Myron and Merlin Schmucker and her sister, Twila Schmucker.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Oh, with Pastors Dan Deem and Dan King officiating. Calling hours will be 9-11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will be in the Beech Mennonite Cemetery, Louisville, Ohio.

Stier-Israel Funeral Home
& Cremation Service
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Schmucker, Esther Miller Hochstetler

April 9, 1922 - May 5, 2011

NAPPANEE -- Esther Hochstetler Schmucker, 90, of LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee, died peacefully at 1:21 a.m. Thursday, May 5, 2011, at the nursing home.

She was born April 9, 1921, in Midland, Mich., to Jacob E. and Joanna Helmuth Miller. Mrs. Schmucker moved to Nappanee at the age of 15.

Her first marriage was to John Henry Hochstetler on Nov. 15, 1945. He preceded her in death Oct. 1, 1952, after a short illness with polio. Their son, John Henry, was born the day after his funeral. Her second marriage was to Joe E. Schmucker on Aug. 17, 1974. He preceded her in death Oct. 21, 1994.

Mrs. Schmucker was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She was also a winter resident of Pinecraft in Florida for over 30 years.

She is survived by a daughter, Mary Ellen (Glenn) Mullet of Nappanee; sons Mervin Jay Hochstetler of Sarasota, Fla., and Delbert Lee "Bert" (Elli) Hochstetler of Nappanee; stepdaughters Marie (Daniel) Fisher of Middlefield, Ohio, and Kathryn (Harvey) Miller of Cub Run, Ky.; stepsons Samuel (Ada) Schmucker and Delbert (Fannie) Schmucker, both of Mio, Mich., and John Henry (Minnie) Schmucker of Meadville, Pa.; 16 grandchildren; 59 stepgrandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; 191 stepgreat-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Oscar (Laura) Schmucker Jr. of Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by a son, John Henry; a daughter, Joanna Schmucker; and a granddaughter, Debra Slabaugh; two brothers; and seven sisters.

Friends may call all day today at Matthew Schmucker's residence (5292 E. Co. Line Road, Bremen). Funeral Services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at the Everett Hochstetler residence (13996 N. 1050 W.). The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 7, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schmucker, Kristine K.

Nov. 6, 2011

GOSHEN - Kristine Kay Schmucker was stillborn at 1:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

She was the infant daughter of Christy and Loranna (Bontrager) Schmucker of Goshen. Surviving in addition to her parents are grandparents Robert (Wanda) Schmucker of Goshen and David (Irene) Bontrager of Lagrange; great-grandparents Vernon (Edna) Schmucker of Goshen, David L. (Linda) Bontrager of Middlebury, Ervin (Lydia Mae) Lehman of LaGrange and Chris Bontrager of Shipshewana. She was preceded in death by her great grandmothers, Sylvia Bontrager and Anna Bontrager.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the family's home. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8, also at the family's home. Services will be conducted by Bishop LeRoy Nissley. Burial will be in Nissley Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 7, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Schmucker, Mattie Frye

Jan. 23, 1923 - April 29, 2011

NAPPANEE -- Mattie Schmucker, 88, of LuAnn Nursing Home, Nappanee, died at 7:05 p.m. Friday at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born Jan. 23, 1923, in LaGrange County to Noah S. and Elizabeth Glick Frye. She married Melvin J. Schmucker on March 18, 1943, in Warsaw. He preceded her in death on April 28, 2008.

She is survived by sons, Robert (Freida) Schmucker of Milford, Harley W. (Linda) Schmucker of Anderson, Jerry L. (Sarah E.) Schmucker of Nappanee, Marvin R. (Cathy) Schmucker of Peru; daughters Joan (Mervin J.) Weaver and Rosetta (Devon) Troyer, both of Nappanee; 41 grandchildren and 91 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Maynard, four grandsons, four great-grandchildren, two brothers and a sister.

Friends may call all day today at Jerry Schmucker's residence (6044 W 1350 N). Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, also at Jerry Schmucker's. Burial will be in West Union Cemetery.

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

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



Schmucker, Mildred Mary Sommers
, 91, of Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio died April 29, 2011 at the same place. She was born July 29, 1919 to John and Bertha (Taylor) Sommers. She was married to Elden J. Schmucker, who died in 2003.

Surviving are four daughters, Ruth Anne & Edwin Bontreger; Marcia & John Miller; Eunice & Ted Miller; and Elva & Edward Block; 8 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held May 4, 2011 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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




 Schmucker, William W.

Oct. 11, 1941 - Jan. 14, 2011

TOPEKA -- William W. Schmucker, 69, of Topeka, died at 12:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2011, at his residence. He was born on Oct. 11, 1941, in Nappanee to William and Fannie (Miller) Schmucker. On Dec. 12, 1963, he married Amanda Yoder. She survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four daughters, Fannie Yoder of Dalton, Wis., Susie Hochstetler and Mary Shrock, both of LaGrange, Mattie Bontrager of Cambria, Wis.; three sons, Abe Schmucker of Dalton, Wis., and John Schmucker and Melvin Schmucker, both of Topeka; 44 grandchildren, two great grandchildren; seven sisters, and three brothers. He was preceded in death by two sons, David and Daniel Schmucker, a grandchild, two brothers, and two sisters.

Visitation will be all day today at the family residence, 4355 West 350 South, Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday Jan. 17, at the Ernest Bontrager residence, 4220 West 350 South, Topeka. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

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



Schrag, Clarice Waltner
, 98, of Freeman, SD died November 21, 2011 at the same place. She was born March 14, 1913. On November 28, 1939 she was married to Elmer Schrag, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Phyllis (George) Bovill; Renee (Darrel) Hartman; Ken (Claire) Schrag; and Rita (Richard) Hicks, 11 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held November 29, 2011 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Clarice Schrag died 11/21/11

Clarice (Waltner) Schrag was born March 14, 1913, (a twin to her brother Clifford) to Henry Jos. and Anna P. (Waltner) Waltner. They were the second oldest in a family of eight boys and three girls. She was born and raised on the family farm. She finished 8th grade and helped out on the farm.

Clarice was baptized upon confession of her faith on June 5, 1927, by Rev. W. S. Gottshall. She became a member of the Salem Mennonite (South) Church. She remembers Sunday evenings when they were snowbound and couldn't go to church. The whole family gathered around the table to sing those beautiful gospel songs, which they learned at the revival meetings under the big tent with Rev. Crouch. It was such a worshipful time.

Clarice married Elmer Schrag Nov. 28, 1939, and transferred her membership to the Salem-Zion (North) Church. To this union four children were born.

Clarice loved to read and spent the last 10 years studying her Bible and catching up on books she always wanted to read. Flowers were another hobby because they were a form of therapy and exercise for her. She was an excellent seamstress and liked to quilt.

She became a member of the ladies choir and the mixed choir. This was a meaningful part of her church life. She was an active member of Mennonite Women and the FJC Auxiliary. She taught Sunday school classes and served as deaconess. For several years she sang in a family group with her sisters and brothers. They sang in several area churches.

Clarice passed away Nov. 21, 2011.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Elmer; her parents; her brothers: Max and wife Tillie, Clifford and wife Ida, Earl and wife Arlene, Johnny and wife Mabel, Willie, Ervin and wife Edna, Raymond; brother-in-law, Henry Ensz; her sister Helen and brother-in-law Delbert Dick; granddaughter Lynnette Bovill; and great-grandson Mason Maass.

Those cherishing her memory are her children: Phyllis (George) Bovill, Renee (Darrel) Hartman, Ken (Claire) Schrag, Rita (Richard) Hicks; brother Robert (Cleva) Waltner; sister Esther Ensz; and sister-in-law Gusta Waltner. Remembering her lovingly are 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.

Her funeral was held Saturday, Nov. 26, 2011 at 2 p.m. at the Salem-Zion Mennonite Church with Rev. Eric Deckert officiating. Organist was Ken Mannes with quartet music by Don Waltner, Jim Dick, Kerwin Graber and Leroy Epp. Pallbearers were Daniel Piner, Deryl Lee Miles, David Neuman, Brent Hartman, Brian Eckley, Monty Myler, Tim Maass, Nicholas Schrag, John Bisanz, Gabriel Hicks and Bradley Bick. Interment was at Salem-Zion Mennonite Cemetery.

Freeman South Dakota Courier
November 29, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schrag, Lorene Verna Goering
, 94, of Pretty Prairie, KS died February 1, 2010 at Kingman, Kingman County, Kansas.  She was born November 24, 1916 at Moundridge, McPherson County, Kansas to John P. and Anna (Stucky) Goering.  On January 16, 1938 at Pretty Prairie, Reno County, Kansas she was married to Harvey Schrag, who died July 23, 2002.

Surviving are children, Carol Young, Anita Wingate (Lyle), Marcella Webb (Bryan), and Allen (Elvira), 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a brother, Weldon Goering and a sister, Esther Krehbiel.

Four brothers, Erving, Martin, Alfred, and Orlin, and two sisters, Bertha and Linda preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2011 at First Mennonite Church of Pretty Prairie, Pretty Prairie, Kansas with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Lester Zook, Pretty Prairie, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schrock, Alta M. Roth
, 98, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died September 29, 2011 at Defiance, Defiance Co., OH. She was born April 27, 1913 at Archbold to Frank and Ada (Schmucker) Roth. On June 6, 1943 at Archbold she was married to Elmer Schrock, who died June 15, 1992.

Surviving are children, David (Jeanne) Schrock, Archbold, OH; Grace (Duane) Stutzman, Lebanon, OR; Barbara (John) Gingerich, Topeka, IN; Robert Schrock, Archbold, OH; Joyce (Michael) Guinness, Sylvania, OH; and Sara (Dave) Knackstedt, Norwalk, OH; 13 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Kathryn Crossgrove, Archbold, OH.

Memorial services were held October 3, 2011 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH.

Submitted by: Doug King, Wauseon, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schrock, Alvin L. "Sunshine"
, 60, of Arthur passed away at 7:20 p.m. on Thursday, November 24, 2011, at his residence.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at the Otto Center in Arthur with Bishop Lavern Schrock officiating. Burial was in Otto Cemetery in Arthur. Edwards Funeral Home assisted with arrangements. To sign an online guest book please visit www.edwardsfh.net.

Sunshine was born on December 10, 1950, in Tuscola. He was a son of Levi E. and Clara J. (Beachy) Schrock.

He is survived by two sisters, Edna Fern Schrock and husband Reuben of Arcola and Deloris Ann Hostetler and husband Neil of Arthur; one sister-in-law, Viola Schrock of Arthur; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Lewis Lavern Schrock.

Sunshine had worked at Master Brand Cabinets in Arthur for several years.

The Arthur Graphic, Arthur, IL
11-29-2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schrock, Anna Miller, 87 of Dundee, OH died April 25, 2011. She was born on May 5, 1923 to Emanuel and Katie (Hershberger) Miller. Her husband was Alvin P. Schrock. A member of the Bethel Fellowship Church of Berlin, OH.

Survived by her husband and 2 daughters Mabel (David) Stoltzfus of Dundee, OH and Mary Ann (Corey) Frink of Van Wert, OH, five sons Edward (Carolyn) Schrock of Myerstown, PA, Delbert (Elsie) Schrock of Shipshewana, Indiana; Lester Schrock of Mt. Grove, Missouri; James (Edna) Schrock of Millersburg, OH; Alvin Jr. (Rhoda) Schrock of Dundee, OH; 2 sisters Mary (Syl) Hershberger and Susan (Late Henry) Yoder both of Walnut Hills Nursing Home, 23 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded by a great grandson, Jordan Sensenig, 6 brothers and 7 sisters.

Funeral Service was April 28, 2011 at Bethel Fellowship Church Berlin, OH with Pastor Bill Mullet officiating. Burial will be in the Bethel Cemetery.

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


Schrock, Dale Devon

GOSHEN -- Dale Devon Schrock, 56, died unexpectedly Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2011, in a farm field close to Fiber By-Products Corporation, White Pigeon, Mich.

He was born in Goshen on June 18, 1954, to Erie and Pauline (Herschberger) Schrock of New Paris. He married Barbara Bechtel on June 21, 1974, in Middlebury. She survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Ryan D. (Katrina) Schrock, Bradley A. (Marsha) Schrock, Cory M. (Rosalee) Schrock and Chad A. (Lori) Schrock, all of Goshen; 11 grandchildren, Destiny, Nikolaus, Connor, Bryce, Morgan, Brett, Ava, Carly, Lily, Anthony and Colin; three sisters, Linda (Mark) Martin and Elsie (Dale) Swartzentruber, both of Nappanee, and Donnabelle (Alan) Jones of Shipshewana; and two brothers, Omer (Treva) Schrock and John (Judy) Schrock, both of New Paris.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Rita Joann Schrock.

A lifetime resident of the area, Mr. Schrock was founder and owner of Fiber By-Products and Coppercoin Transport Inc. He attended Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church and was a supporter of Clinton Christian School, where he served on the board. He was a collector of antique tractors and implements and toy farm equipment. He had a strong love and devotion for his family and grandchildren. He shared his faith in God with his family and others.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, where Sunday's 2 p.m. funeral service will be conducted. Pastors Bill Richardson and Russ Hunsberger will officiate. Burial will follow in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Clinton Christian School.

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



Schrock, Dorothy A. Gerber
, 90, died May 10, 2011 at Dunlap Community Hospital in Orrville, Ohio. She was born October 25, 1920 at Dalton, Ohio, to Grover and Fairy (Amstutz) Gerber. She married David Junior Schrock on March 12,1949. He died September 27, 1978. Dorothy spent most of her life on the family farm in Sterling, more recently at Shady Lawn in Dalton. She was a member of Smithville Mennonite Church and recently attended Kidron Mennonite Church. Her other activities were Woman's Bible Study and Prayer Groups ,Aglow, Georgetown Homemakers Club, delivering for Meals on Wheels, 4-H advisor, women's sewing groups, Sunday School and Bible School teacher, voluntary Service (Elkhart, IN and Washington DC) and various jobs at MCC Connections.

Surviving her are a son, Robert (Mary) Schrock of Sterling, daughters, Leah Bishop of Kidron, Rita (Peter) Sutter, Judy (Alan) Miller all of Apple Creek, and Hannah (Michael) Gehman of Dalton. Also surviving are a brother, Ellis (Edna) Gerber of Mt. Lake, MN and sisters Ruth Gerber and Celia Lehman, both of Dalton, 16 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and one great, great grandson.

Preceding her in death are David Schrock (Spouse), Grover Gerber (Father), Fairy Gerber (Mother).

Funeral services will be held May 13, 2011 at the Smithville Mennonite Church, 6097 Akron Rd. Smithville. Pastors Herman Myers and Thomas Dunn will be officiating. Burial will be at the Smithville Mennonite Church Cemetery in Smithville, OH.

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



Schrock, Jonas "J. D."


GOSHEN -- Jonas "J.D." Schrock, 82, of Goshen, died Friday, March 18, 2011, at Valley View Healthcare Center, Elkhart, where he had been since January.

He was born in Arthur, Ill., on Dec. 26, 1928, to the late Joe J. Schrock Jr. and Lizzie (Plank) Schrock. He married Mary Cross Nov. 25, 1948, in Arthur. She survives.

Also surviving are children Maxine J. Kurt of Sandy, Utah, Virginia J. (David) Forgey of Elkhart, Kerm G. (Joan) Schrock of Goshen, Ken G. Schrock of Elkhart and Karl G. Schrock of Goshen; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and two brothers, John (Judy) Schrock of Bowling Green, Ky., and Ervin (Barbara) Schrock of Champaign, Ill.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Lovina Heatwole and Katie Rumbaugh.

A Goshen resident since 1957, Mr. Schrock owned and operated JD Schrock Excavating for more than 30 years. Following retirement he did lawn seeding.

He was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church for more than 40 years and an associate member of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and an hour prior to the 10 a.m. Wednesday funeral service at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. Pastor Terry Diener will officiate.

Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Valley View Healthcare for Alzheimer's Care, 333 W. Mishawaka Road, Elkhart, IN 46517.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 20, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Schrock, Jonas J.D.
, 82, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 18, 2011 at the same place.  He was born December 26, 1928 at Arthur, IL to Joe J. and Lizzie (Plank) Schrock.  On November 25, 1948 at Arthur, IL he was married to Mary Cross.

Surviving are children, Maxine J. Kurt, Virginia J. (David) Forgey, Kerm G. (Joan) Schrock, Ken G. Schrock, and Karl G. Schrock, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and two brothers, John (Judy) Schrock, and Ervin (Barbara) Schrock.

Two sisters, Lovina Heatwole, and Katie Rumbaugh preceded him in death.

Mr. Schrock owned and operated JD Schrock Excavating for more than 30 years..  He was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church for more than 40 years and was an associate member of Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Memorial services were held March 23, 2011 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Miller Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Diane Lockwood, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schrock, Paul Melvin
, age 75, died April 18, 2011, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville, Va., as a result of head injuries sustained in a fall on April 15, 2011. A lifelong lover of the written word, Paul had just finished a shift of volunteer work at the Menno Simons Historical Library at Eastern Mennonite University, surrounded by books, where he was most happy.

Born in Halsey, Ore., Paul was the oldest of eight, son of Mennonite preacher and farmer Melvin Schrock and homemaker Anna Roth Schrock. His childhood memories include work on the family farm, worship in the tight-knit Mennonite community, family trips to the coast, his mom's homemade ice cream, and the arrival in their rural mailbox of church papers from Mennonite Publishing House in Scottdale, Pa.

Paul is survived by his wife, June Bontrager Schrock, of Harrisonburg, Va.; daughter, Carmen and spouse, Luke Schrock-Hurst; son, Brent, of Lititz, Pa.; and daughter, Andrea and spouse, Delbert Wenger; grandchildren, Grace, Lucas and Caleb Schrock-Hurst, and Eli and Leah Wenger. He was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Paul, in 1968. Other survivors include sister, Esta and Roy Mast of Cuauhtemoc, Mexico; sister, Eunice and James Mast of Chewelah, Wash.; sister, Melva Anne and Marvin Zook of Red Lake, Ontario; sister, Rhoda and Dean Mast of Rutherfordton, N.C; brother, Jason and Ruth Schrock of Halsey, Ore.; sister, Julia and Mark Torkelson of Keymar, Md.; and brother, John, of Halsey, Ore. In addition, he is survived by 70 nieces and nephews, who looked to him as a family patriarch, appreciated for his booming laugh and sense of humor.

Paul graduated from Western Mennonite School in Salem, Ore., in 1954. At age 17, he ventured across the country to attend Bible school at Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Va. His parents hoped he would return to Oregon ready to engage in the farm, but the experience whetted his appetite for more. Paul thrived at EMC, continuing to build on his reputation as a fun-loving prankster, playing basketball and writing for the school publication, The Weather Vane, which he served as editor during its transition from mimeograph to newsprint production. Paul earned a BA in 1958 from EMC. He married June Bontrager Sept. 7, 1957. Paul earned a master's of journalism from Syracuse University in 1963.

Paul taught at Alden (NY) Mennonite School for one year before beginning a 41-year career writing and editing for Mennonite Publishing House in Scottdale, Pa. His roles included assistant to the editor of Gospel Herald, editor of the children's magazine Words of Cheer (later, On the Line), founding editor of Purpose magazine and editor of Christian Living magazine. From 1972 to 1988, Paul was Herald Press Trade Books editor; later, he became vice president of publishing.

From 1970 to 1972, on leave from Mennonite Publishing House, Paul lived in Harrisonburg, Va., where he continued to edit Purpose magazine, and worked for Mennonite Broadcasts Inc. as producer of "The Mennonite Hour" and "The Way to Life" radio programs and editor of Alive magazine. He also taught linguistics, rhetoric and photography classes at EMC during that time.

During his tenure with Herald Press, Paul nurtured hundreds of authors and participated in the publication of more than 750 book titles, including the best-selling "More-With-Less Cookbook," which continues to be popular with nearly 1 million copies in circulation. Paul received great satisfaction from overseeing publication of the "Believers' Church Bible Commentary" series as well as "The Upside Down Kingdom" by Donald Kraybill, which won the National Religious Book of the year award. He also enjoyed negotiating translation rights for more than 100 Herald Press titles into 26 languages. Paul saw his work as a ministry, helping to educate others about Anabaptist theology to which he was deeply committed.

To supplement his earnings, Paul built a successful semiprofessional stock photography business, capturing images that he developed in his own darkroom and circulated for purchase. "Paul M. Schrock Photos" was a common caption on various denominational publication photos for many years.

In addition to his professional involvements, Paul was active in the local community, his congregation and on churchwide boards. He was involved with Choicebooks Christian book distributor, served as conference moderator for Allegheny Mennonite Conference and president of the Pennsylvania Mennonite Federal Credit Union, as well as congregational chair and Sunday school teacher at Kingview (Pa.) Mennonite Church. In the community, he served on the board of Frick Community Hospital, and as president of the Scottdale Merchants' Association while co-owner with June of the Scottdale Fabric Shop.

Paul loved a competitive Scrabble game and reigned as Mennonite Publishing House Scrabble tournament champion or runner-up for many years.

After retirement, Paul and June owned and operated Inn the Woods Bed and Breakfast before a move to Harrisonburg, Va., to be near children. Paul enjoyed attending grandchildren's activities, involvement at Park View Mennonite Church, and taking in lectures at area universities. In addition to his work with EMU Historical Library, Paul volunteered regularly with Booksavers of Virginia, where he researched book donations to post for sale online to benefit Mennonite Central Committee.

Visitation will be at Park View Mennonite Church from 6 to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, April 20. A funeral will be held at 10:30 a.m. at Park View Mennonite Church, Thursday, April 21. Interment will be at a private ceremony in Scottdale, Pa., with burial next to his son, Douglas Paul.

Gifts in honor of Paul's life can be made to Booksavers of Virginia, 731 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be sent to the Schrock family by visiting www.kygers.com.

Arrangements entrusted to the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Daily News Record - 4/19/2011
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Schrock, Paul M., 75, of Harrisonburg, VA died April 18, 2011 at University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA as a result of injuries sustained in a fall. He was born August 4, 1935 at Halsey, Oregon to Melvin and Anna (Roth) Schrock. On September 7, 1957 at Alden, NY he was married to June D. Bontrager, who was born May 5, 1938 and survives.

Surviving are children, Carmen and Luke Schrock-Hurst, Harrisonburg, VA; Brent Schrock, Lititz, PA; and Andrea and Delbert Wenger, Broadway, VA; five grandchildren, and siblings, Esta and Roy Mast; Melva Anne and Marvin Zook, Eunice and James Mast, Rhoda and Dean Mast, Jason and Ruth Schrock, Julia and Mark Torkelson, and John Schrock.

A son, Douglas Paul, 1968, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 21, 2011 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA and April 29, 2011 at Scottdale (PA) Mennonite Church with interment at Scottdale Cemetary.

Submitted by: Andrea Wenger, Broadway, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schrock, Ruby F. Slabach

July 23, 1939 - Aug. 24, 2011

GOSHEN -- Ruby F. Schrock, 72, of Goshen, died at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2011, at her home. She had been in declining health.

She was born July 23, 1939, in Goshen to William and Edna (Miller) Slabach. On Feb. 18, 1961, in Sarasota, Fla., she married Melvin J. Schrock. He died March 9, 1993.

Surviving are daughters Pam (Ward) Bingaman and Sandra Mullen and sons Donald (Marlene) Schrock and Jim (Arlene) Schrock, all of Goshen; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister Mary (Paul) Miller and brother Irvin (Carolyn) Slabach, both of Sarasota.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Mel Slabach.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home to go in procession to a 9:30 a.m. graveside service at Miller Cemetery, Goshen. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m. at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury. The Revs. Linford Martin and Joe Slabach will preside.

Memorials may be given to Middlebury Food Pantry.

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



Schwabbauer, Ivan Arthur
, 75, of Coralville, Iowa died November 26, 2011 at Iowa City, Iowa from ALS (Lou Gerig's Disease). He was born April 21, 1936 at Fort Dodge, Iowa. On July 7, 1969 he was married to Marian Histand.

Surviving are children, Debra Schwabbauer, Diane Spicer, Donald Schwabbauer, Margaret Yoder, and Rebecca Walker, and 12 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 16, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, Johnson Co., Iowa with burial in First Mennonite Church Columbarium.

Submitted by: Karen Gingerich, Iowa City, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Name:
Ivan Arthur Schwabbauer

Dates:
Birth date: April 21, 1936
Death date: November 26, 2011

Obituary:
Ivan Schwabbauer, 75

Ivan Arthur Schwabbauer, formerly of Coralville, Iowa, passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 26, 2011 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City, Iowa after a year-long courageous struggle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). Ivan, the son of Arthur and Mildred (Crosby) Schwabbauer, was born April 21, 1936 in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Following graduation from Fort Dodge High School and Fort Dodge Junior College where he played football, Ivan served in the Air Force as a pilot. He graduated from Iowa State in 1960. He married Judy Allen in 1959; they divorced in 1966. He married Marian (Histand) Troyer in 1969.

Ivan was employed as an analytical chemist by The University of Iowa Hygienic Laboratory, first in Des Moines and later in Iowa City, from 1960 until his retirement in 1990. He primarily worked in the environmental division, where he was responsible for initiating, developing, and managing the air pollution monitoring system for the State of Iowa as well as other administrative duties. Following retirement he served as a consultant to several nuclear power plants and as the Managing Editor of a professional journal, Clinical Laboratory Science.

Ivan was, first and foremost, a loving and supportive husband, father, and grandfather. He enjoyed antiques, attending many auctions and flea markets and collecting many interesting items, such as vintage cast iron match holders, slide rules, John Wayne memorabilia, and cribbage boards. He was an amateur photographer as well as an avid, lifelong Hawkeye, Yankees, Lakers, and Green Bay Packer fan. He hunted pheasant and bowled in a league as long as his knees would allow. Listening to music from his extensive collection of record albums and CDs and playing his clarinet in the New Horizons Band and several small groups brought him much joy in retirement. Ivan could fix or figure out a way to do almost anything. He never met a tool that he didn't like and then want, because he might need it sometime.

Ivan is survived by his wife, Marian; five children: Debra Schwabbauer of Coralville, IA; Diane (Glen) Spicer of Oakdale, MN; Donald Ivan (Heidi) Schwabbauer of Henderson, NV; Margaret Yoder of Richmond, KY; and Rebecca Rose (Patrick) Walker of Fishers, IN; twelve grandchildren, and a sister, Geri (Don) Hanson of Coralville, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial service to celebrate and give thanks for Ivan's life will be held Friday, December 16, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Mennonite Church of Iowa City. The family will be present to greet friends at 9:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to either the New Horizons Band (through the Iowa City Senior Center) or Iowa City Hospice.

Memorials:
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be directed to either the New Horizons Band (through the Iowa City Senior Center) or Iowa City Hospice.

Visitation:
9:00 am to 10:00 am on Friday, December 16, 2011 at First Mennonite Church 405 Myrtle Ave. Iowa City Iowa 52246

Service:
10:00 am on Friday, December 16, 2011 at First Mennonite Church 405 Myrtle Ave. Iowa City Iowa 52246

Lensing Funeral & Cremation Services
Iowa City, Iowa
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schwartz, Edna Chupp

Sept. 9, 1921 - Aug. 25, 2011

NAPPANEE -- Edna Schwartz, 10495 W. 1350 N., Nappanee, 89, died at 4 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at her home.

She was born Sept. 9, 1921, in Marshall County to John C. and Susan W. Yoder Chupp. She married Milo Schwartz Jan. 2, 1941, in Nappanee.

He preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1989.

Surviving are daughters Ruby Schwartz, Wilma Schwartz and Nancy Fern Schwartz, all of Nappanee, and Linda Sue (David H.) Miller of Bremen; sons Ervin (Carol) Schwartz, LaVern (Carolyn) Schwartz and Earl Ray (Marietta) Schwartz, all of Nappanee, Allen (Mary Ellen) Schwartz of Milford and Jerry Lee (Betty) Schwartz of Shipshewana; 31 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and brothers William (Mary) Chupp of Bremen and Edward (Alta) Chupp of Nappanee.

Friends may call all day today at the family residence. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday also at the family residence. Bishop Lonnie Slabaugh and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 26, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Schwartz, Myron Joe

March 24, 2004 - June 23, 2011

NAPPANEE -- Myron Joe Schwartz, 7, of 10746 W. 1100 N, Nappanee, died at 7:15 p.m, Thursday, June 23, 2011, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne.

He was born March 24, 2004, in Goshen to Mark Allen and Virginia Renee Schmucker Schwartz.

They survive along with a brother, Timothy Schwartz at home; grandparents Ernest and Betty (Burkholder) Schwartz, and Marion and Freida (Miller) Schmucker; great-grandparents John and Edna Schwartz; and great-grandmother Clara Burkholder, all of Nappanee.

Myron lived his lifetime in Nappanee and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Friends may call after 1 p.m. Saturday and all day Sunday at the family residence, where funeral services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Road Amish Cemetery.

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

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



Schwartz, Victor L.


ELKHART -- Victor L. Schwartz, 84, died Monday afternoon (Jan. 17, 2011) at his daughter's home.

He was born Oct. 29, 1926, in New Haven to the late Samuel and Leah (Delagrange) Schwartz. He married Agnes Eicher on Sept. 5, 1946, in Fort Wayne. She died March 16, 2006.

Surviving are three daughters, Rosa (Richard) Dirmyer of Elkhart, Mary (Roger) Andersen of Stockton, Calif., and Miriam (Rick) Gustin of Harlan; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Albert (Darlene) Schwartz and Samuel (Lois) Schwartz; and two sisters, Rose (Joe) Schwartz and Leah (Jake) Schwartz.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, Ann Phillips, Lillian Schwartz and Rebecca Schwartz; three brothers, Noah, Elmer and Henry Schwartz; and three sisters, Ruth Graber, Mae Schwartz and Esther Eicher.

Mr. Schwartz worked in new home construction and was a member of Silverwood Mennonite Church.

Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where a 1 p.m. funeral service will take place. Pastor Ronald Guengerich of Silverwood Mennonite Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Elkhart Center for Hospice Care or Silverwood Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 20, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Seibel, Esther Mae Newswanger
, 89, formerly of Peters Road, New Holland, Sadsburyville, and Garden Spot Village, died early Thursday, March 31, 2011, at Fairmount Homes. Her husband, Mervin H. Seibel, died in 1996. Born in Blue Ball, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Esther (Shirk) Newswanger.

She was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. A homemaker, she was also bookkeeper and sales clerk for her husband's business.

Surviving are her daughters, Joyce Ann, married to Wayne W. Brubacher, of Goshen, IN, Judith, married to Paul W. Zimmerman of Snover, MI, Jean Marie, married to J. Alvin Snyder of Tower City, Jerrene, married to Adam N. Zimmerman of East Earl, Elizabeth, married to Owen Lee of Newark, OH, and Karen Jane, married to Gerard James "Rod" Engel, Jr., of East Earl, 19 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two grandchildren and a brother, George Peter Newswanger.

Services will be held on Monday, April 4, at 9:15 a.m. at the Wheat Ridge Chapel, Fairmount Homes, with further services at 10:00 a.m. at Pequea Mennonite Church with Bishop Jeremiah O. Sensenig, Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Paul K. Newswanger and Harlan W. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be on Sunday, from 5-8 p.m. at the Wheat Ridge Chapel, Fairmount Homes, Ephrata. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements with Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/1/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Seitz, Kathryn Fay Hunsberger
, 73, a resident of Harrisonburg, died June 5, 2011 at Oak Lea Nursing Home. Mrs. Seitz was born on September 4, 1937 in Sellersville, Pennsylvania to Paul and Edna Ruth Hunsberger She was a member of Park View Mennonite Church. On September 5, 1959, she married Kenneth Seitz, Jr. who survives.

Also surviving are her brothers, Richard Hunsberger of Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Ronald Hunsberger of Souderton, Pennsylvania, Donald Hunsberger of Harrisonburg, Arlin Hunsberger of Goshen, Indiana and Merrill Hunsberger of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.; and many nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Seitz was preceded in death by two sisters, Rosa Alderfer, Ruth Hunsberger and a brother, Winfield Hunsberger.

Pastors Phil Kniss and Barbara Lehman-Moyer will conduct a memorial service June 25, 2011 at the Park View Mennonite Church. A private burial at Mt. Clinton Mennonite Cemetery Rockinham Co., VA will be held at a later date.

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



Selzer, Alice B., 87, of Hesston, KS died October 23, 2011 at the same place. She was born October 7, 1924 at Canton, KS

Memorial services were held October 27, 2011 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, KS with burial in Spring Valley Mennonite Cemetery, Canton, KS.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Selzer, Alice B.

HESSTON -

Alice B. Selzer, 87, passed away on Oct. 23, 2011, at Schowalter Villa in Hesston. She was born on Oct. 7, 1924, in rural Canton, the daughter of Edward and Lorena Neuschwanger Selzer.

She worked in the hospital kitchen for the Glenwood Springs, Colo., and Phoenix hospitals for more than 40 years. She also worked as a church secretary for the First Mennonite Church in Phoenix.

Alice was a member of the First Mennonite Church in Phoenix.

She is survived by 15 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Elsie Miller, brothers Wilbur and Merle Selzer.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at Schowalter Villa Chapel in Hesston with Chaplain Wendy Miller officiating.
Burial will follow the service in the Spring Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
Memorials may be made to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Caring Fund in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home 107 S. Lancaster St., P.O. Box 32, Hesston, KS 67062.

The McPherson Sentinel
GateHouse News Service
Posted Oct 26, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Selzer, Lahla Ursula Miller
, 99, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died September 24, 2011 at the same place. She was born August 9, 1912 at Protection, KS to S. Enos and Ursula Miller. In December 1933 she was married to Truman Selzer, who died in July 1995.

Surviving are children, Priscilla (Erv) Boschmann; Wendell (Judy) Selzer; David Selzer; and Harvey (Dana) Selzer; 6 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held September 30, 2011 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in Protection Mennonite Cemetery, Protection, KS.

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



Selzer, Merle Ervin
, 81, of Hesston, Kansas died March 22, 2011 at the same place.  He was born March 13, 1930 in McPherson County, Kansas to Edward and Lorena (Neuschwanger) Selzer.  On December 25, 1950 at Casselton, North Dakota he was married to Lois Nitzsche, who survives.

Surviving are children, Robert & wife Shari, Kenneth & wife Deb, Karen Hankins & husband Rick, Becky Mislo & husband Chuck, Douglas & wife Chris, Donald & wife Mary, and Ervin "Jim" and wife Cheryl, 15 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Alice Selzer.

A brother, Wilbur Selzer, and a sister, Elsie Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 26, 2011 at Spring Valley Mennonite Church, Canton, Kansas with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Galen Penner, Moundridge, Kansas
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Sempira, Lenora Dietzel
, 82, of Atlanta, Georgia died June 1, 2011 at the same place. She was born October 24, 1928. On May 27, 1961 she was married to E. K. Sempira, who died November 21, 2002.

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


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Mrs. Lenora Sempira, 82, passed away peacefully on June 1, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia after a long illness.

She was born in Fairhaven, Michigan and attended Goshen College, Goshen Indiana where she met Mr. Eriabu K. Sempira. They were married in Uganda, East Africa, where they lived until his death in 2002.

Despite the lasting effects of a stroke suffered in 1970, she was able to continue to enjoy her favorite activities - teaching, gardening and filing - until the time of her passing.

Her parents Samuel and Elma Dietzel and her brothers Loren, Herklas and Carlton also preceded her in death.

She is survived by daughters Nasali and Carol, brothers Arnold, Reuben and Harlan Dietzel, sister Helen Loewen and numerous nieces and nephews.

Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the staff of Ashton Woods Nursing Home where Lenora's recent years were spent surrounded by cheerful, compassionate care-givers who became her good friends. A special thank you goes to friend and fellow resident Mrs. Ophine Buford. A memorial service is planned for the fall at the College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden, Goshen, Indiana. Arrangements by SouthCare Cremation Society and Memorial Centers in Marietta. (770) 420-5557

SouthCare
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Sensenig, Edward H., 59, of New Holland, PA, died April 20, 2011 at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He was born in Ephrata, to Lydia (High) Sensenig of Terre Hill, PA and the late Amos Z. Sensenig. He was married 39 years on April 8 to Donna M. (Bauder) Sensenig. He attended Petra Christian Fellowship New Holland, PA.

Survived by his wife Donna and mother are four children, Jennifer, married to Mark Stoltzfus of Akron, PA; Shawn, married to Rebecca (Huck) Sensenig of New Holland, PA; Neal, married to Jenny (Trigalet) Sensenig of Bowmansville, PA; and Joy, married to Ryan Oberholtzer of Ephrata, PA; seven grandchildren, Mara and Seth Stoltzfus, Megan and Sahvannah Sensenig, and Rowan, Aliana, and Mia Sensenig; and six brothers and sisters, Laura Mae Sensenig of Terre Hill, OA; Marian, married to Paul Chupp of Paynesville, MN; Marvin, married to Rhoda (Martin) Sensenig of Ephrata, PA; Velma, married to David Leid of Big Prairie, OH, Lydia Jane, married to Maurice Boss of Colton, OR, and Elaine, married to Glen Horning of Reinholds, PA.

Preceding him in death is a sister, Edna Marie Martin. Funeral service was April 26, 2011 at Petra Christian Fellowship, New Holland, with the Rev.. Lester Zimmerman and the Rev. Titus Kauffman officiating. Interment was in the Petra Memorial Park.

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



Sensenig, Hettie M. Martin,
76, of Ephrata died Tuesday, August 23, [2011] at her home after a lengthy illness. She was under the care of Hospice. Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Daniel W. Martin and Mary B. Martin. She was the wife of Ivan Z. Sensenig, who died April 20, 2004.

A homemaker, she was a member of Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

She is survived by 6 sons: Allen M. Sensenig (Mary M. Burkholder), Dundee, NY; Daniel M. Sensenig, Ephrata, with whom she resided; Reuben M. Sensenig (Elsie M. Hurst), Platteville, WI; Eli M. Sensenig (Martha B. Nolt), Owen, WI; Earl M. Sensenig (Amy S. Zimmerman), Ephrata; and Elvin M. Sensenig (Susan W. Martin), Ephrata.

She is also survived by 8 daughters: Alta M. (Marlin M. Martin), Penn Yan, NY; Mary M. (Titus H. Martin), New Holland; Anna M. (Ivan N. Stauffer), New Holland; Mabel M. (Martin L. Hoover), Curtiss, WI; Esther M. (Aaron N. Newswanger, Jr.), Curtiss, WI; Susanna M. (Reuben M. Wenger), Dundee, NY; Elsie M. (Stephen S. Brubacher), Lancaster, WI; and Arlene M. (Eugene W. Hoover), Stevens.

Also surviving are 100 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two brothers: George M. Martin (Anna S. Martin), Freeburg and Henry M. Martin (Elizabeth Z. Shirk), New Holland and two sisters: Annie M., widow of Norman S. Martin, Selinsgrove and Katie M. widow of Walter M. Martin, New Holland.

She was preceded in death by two grandsons: Samuel Martin, who died January 18, 1990 and Merlyn Sensenig, who was stillborn July 7, 2011.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, August 29, at 9 AM at her late home with further services at 9:30 AM at Martindale Mennonite Church. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at her late home on Sunday 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 - 8/25/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Sensenig, Merlyn M.
- On July 7, 2011. stillborn son of Elvin M. and Susan W. (Martin) Senseing of Ephrata, PA. A Graveside service on July 9, 2011 at Martindale Mennonite Cemetery with the Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating.

Source: Groff-High- Eckworth Funeral Homes
Terre Hill, New Holland, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Shank, Sybil Marian Koger
, 91, of Harrisonburg, VA died March 14, 2011 at the same place.  She was born July 13, 1919 at Clover, VA to Lee Henry and Hattie (Cumbie) Koger.  On January 30, 1945 she was married to Joseph Shank, who was born April 14, 1917 and survives.

Surviving are children, Arneda Steiner and husband Glenn, J.G. Shank and wife Sue, Fern Miller and husband Dave, Evelyn Mast and husband Harlan, Nelson Shank and wife Barb, and Charles Shank and wife Amei, 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and a sister, Naomi Calvin.

A grandson, Anthony Steiner preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 19, 2011 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway, VA with burial in Lindale Mennonite Cemetery, Linville, VA.

Submitted by: Grace Good, Broadway, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Sybil Marian Koger Shank, 91, a resident of Harrisonburg, died Monday, March 14, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Shank was born July 13, 1919, in Clover, Va., and was a daughter of the late Lee Henry and Hattie Cumbie Koger. She enjoyed being a homemaker and spending time with her family. She was a member of Trissels Mennonite Church. On Jan. 30, 1945, she married Joseph Shank, who survives.

Also surviving are her children, Arneda Steiner and husband, Glenn, of Penn Laird, J.G. Shank and wife, Sue, of Broadway, Fern Miller and husband, Dave, of Lakewood, Colo., Evelyn Mast and husband, Harlan, of Canton, Mich., Nelson Shank and wife, Barb, of Stuarts Draft, Charles Shank and wife, Amei, of Beijing, China; a sister, Naomi Calvin of Houston, Texas; 14 grandchildren, Becky Oswald, Janna Bowers, LaVonne Ramella, Michael Shank, Joey Shank, Jerrel Mast, Lorissa Skelton, Christy Shank, Meghan Cela, Stuart Shank, Benjamin Shank, Zachary Shank, Andrew Shank, Amei Nicole Shank; five stepgrandchildren,  Scott Ijames, Tony Ijames, Winnie Ma, Karyn Withrow and Andrew Gluba Jr.; 15 great-grandchildren and nine stepgreat-grandchildren.

Mrs. Shank was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Steiner.

Ministers Harold Miller, Glenn Steiner, and Laban Peachey will conduct a memorial service Saturday, March 19, 2011, at 3 p.m. at Trissels Mennonite Church. Burial will be held privately. The casket will be closed.

Daily News Record - 3/16/2011 see saga
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Shank, Sybil Marian Koger, 91, of Harrisonburg, died March 14, 2011 at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She was born on July 13, 1919 in Clover, Virginia to Lee Henry and Hattie Cumbie Koger. On January 30, 1945, she married Joseph
Shank. She was a member of Trissels Mennonite Church.

Survived by her husband Joseph and children, Arneda Steiner and husband Glenn of Penn Laird, VA; J.G. Shank and wife Sue of Broadway, VA; Fern Miller and husband Dave of Lakewood, Colorado; Evelyn Mast and husband Harlan of Canton,, Michigan; Nelson Shank and wife Barb of Stuarts Draft, Va; Charles Shank and wife Amei of Beijing, China; a sister, Naomi Calvin of Houston, Texas; fourteen grandchildren, Becky Oswald, Janna Bowers, LaVonne Ramella, Michael Shank, Joey Shank, Jerrel Mast, Lorissa Skelton, Christy Shank, Meghan Cela, Stuart Shank, Benjamin Shank, Zachary Shank, Andrew Shank, Amei Nicole Shank; five step-grandchildren, Scott Ijames ,Tony Ijames, Winnie Ma, Karyn Withrow , and Andrew Gluba, Jr. ; fifteen great grandchildren; and nine step-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Shank was preceded in death by a grandson, Anthony Steiner.

A memorial service was March 19, 2011 at Trissels Mennonite Church, conducted by Ministers Harold Miller, Glenn Steiner, and Laban Peachey Burial was private.

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




Shank, Willard Samuel
, 68, a resident of Dayton, passed away Aug. 12, 2011, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Mr. Shank was born Dec. 25, 1942, in Bridgewater, and was a son of the late Samuel and Edith Rohrer Shank. He was a farmer and cabinetmaker. On May 17, 1965, he married Ruth Nolt, who preceded him in death on June 22, 2000.

Surviving are a daughter, Josephine Witmer and husband, John, of Dayton; a son, Jerrel Samuel Shank of Free Union, Va.; two brothers, four sisters and five grandchildren.

Mr. Shank also was preceded in death by a brother.

The ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service at Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will follow at Riverdale Cemetery. McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 8/13/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Shantz, Clifford H.
, 96, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died July 14, 2011 at the same place from natural causes. He was born September 17, 1914 at Fairview, Oscoda Co., MI to Ananias and Anna (Steckle) Shantz. On June 18, 1939 at Fairview, MI he was married to Viola Louise Stonebraker, who was born July 24, 1916 and died September 28, 2003.

Surviving are children, Karen Gerber (Erv) Bontrager, Rachael (Al) Miller, Maribeth (Russ) Kennel, Michael (Sheueling) Shantz, and Kim (Sheryl) Shantz,
13 grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 11 step-great-grandchildren.

His siblings, Ivan Shantz, Ada Handrich, Melvin Shantz, Ernie Shantz, Alma Bontarger, Emma Yoder, and Edna Shantz preceded him in death.

A graduate of Mio High School, he operated a successful dairy farm until his retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Mennonite Church and was active in community affairs. As an avid hunter and freshwater fisherman he enjoyed many hunting and fishing trips in the western states and Canada.

Memorial services were held July 18, 2011 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN
(where) with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, MI the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Diane Lockwood, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 



Shenk, Evelyn Ruth Landis
, 82, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA died January 20, 2011 at the same place from Lewy Body Dementia.  She was born April 30, 1928 at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., PA to Abram Paul and Eva Domer (Grim) Landis.  On May 10, 1952 at Harrisonburg she was married to John M. Shenk, who was born July 27, 1923 and survives.

Surviving are children, Gloria Shenk Kniss, Jonathan (Sheryl), James (Juliana), and Joseph, 4 grandchildren, and two sisters, Joanna L. (Earl) Yoder, and Sylvia L. (Lester) Hull.

A sister, Dorothy L. Gehman, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA.

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

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Shenk, Evelyn Ruth Landis, 82, of Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA died January 20, 2011 at the same place from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.

She was born April 30, 1928 at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., PA to Abram Paul and Eva Domer (Grim) Landis.  Abram was born July 2, 1901 and died June 13, 1944.  Eva was born August 7, 1901 and died May 5, 1964. 

On May 10, 1952 at Harrisonburg, VA she was married to John M. Shenk, who was born July 27, 1923 and survives. John M. and Evelyn R. Landis Shenk were the first couple married at the then, Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA, to be allowed to have flowers at their wedding ceremony.

Surviving are children, Gloria S. Kniss of Lancaster PA; Jonathan (Sheryl Longacre) of Harrisonburg, VA; James (Juliana Marquez) of San Diego, CA; and Joseph of Denver, PA; four grandchildren: Jon and Sheryl's children, Suzanne, David, Brian and Gloria's son, James Paul.  Also surviving are sisters Joanna L. Yoder (Earl Yoder) of Springs, PA and Sylvia L. Hull (Lester Hull) of Wellton, AZ.

Her older sister, Dorothy L. Gehman (Redlands, CA) preceded her in death on July 2, 2004

More about Mrs. Shenk is located at http://tiny.cc/meckl, and memories and condolences may be shared with the family by clicking the link there, choosing Current Obituaries, and selecting January 2011.

Donations in memory of Evelyn may be sent to Eastern Mennonite Seminary, to help enable others to attend.

Celebration-of-Life Services, 01/24/2011, at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) Strite Auditorium, and 01/25/2011 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.  Burial Cemetery: Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.
 
Submitted by: Joseph P. Shenk, Denver, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Shenk, Evelyn Landis                        Photo

Evelyn Ruth Landis Shenk, 82, of Harrisonburg, VA, died peacefully with her husband by her side and with close support of family on Jan. 20, 2011, at Oak Lea Nursing Home, where she resided at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC). Evelyn died from complications of Lewy Body Dementia.

She was born in Ephrata, PA on April 30, 1928, the second of four daughters, to Eva Domer Grim and Abram Paul Landis. Her surviving sisters are Joanna L. Yoder (Earl Yoder) of Springs, PA and Sylvia L. Hull (Lester Hull) of Wellton, AZ. An older sister, Dorothy L. Gehman (Redlands, CA) preceded her in death on July 2, 2004.

Evelyn is survived by her husband, John M. Shenk, of 58 years. Evelyn and John were married at Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA, on May 10, 1952. She also is survived by four children: Gloria S. Kniss of Lancaster PA; Jonathan (Sheryl Longacre) of Harrisonburg, VA; James (Juliana Marquez) of San Diego, CA; and Joseph of Denver, PA. Evelyn is survived by four grandchildren: Jon and Sheryl's children, Suzanne, David and Brian, and Gloria's son, James Paul.

Evelyn was a follower of Christ and a life-long learner. Following in her children's educational footsteps, she graduated from Eastern Mennonite College in 1982 with a BS in social work. She went on to pursue seminary studies at Eastern Mennonite Seminary and graduated in 1989 with a MA in Christian ministries. She followed these studies with Clinical Pastoral Education in Charlottesville for a year. On January 13, 1991, Evelyn was licensed by Virginia Mennonite Conference, followed by ordination on June 20, 1993 for chaplaincy ministry. She was one of the earliest women to be credentialed in the Virginia Mennonite Conference.

She served as Chaplain at Bridgewater Retirement Community for about six years and as a volunteer chaplain through Industrial Commercial Ministries at Rockingham Memorial Hospital for the staff for several years.

After working in ministries for a number of years, she returned to Eastern Mennonite Seminary and graduated with a Certificate in Pastoral Studies in 2001. At that time, she was the oldest person at age 73 to ever graduate from Eastern Mennonite Seminary.

Evelyn's earlier work career included sales representative and area manager for World Book Encyclopedia from 1964 to 1980, and Weekday Religious Education teacher for Linville-Edom and Broadway elementary schools for 3 ½ years.

She loved her family and the church and its activities, serving as Bible School and Sunday School teacher throughout many years of her life. She spent time in daily devotions, listening to inspirational music and pursued ongoing Bible study. She sang in a number of quartets, choirs and musical groups and played the autoharp and piano, accompanying family in singing. She participated in dramatic plays and poetry readings in the church and college. She was challenged by inspirational Christian reading and liked stimulating conversations with friends and family. She enjoyed meeting with a long-time group of women friends, known as the Park View Girls.

Her hobbies included painting – oil, watercolor, chalk, and ceramic -- with many of her paintings on display in her home. She enjoyed participation in playing tennis, swimming, and table games with friends. She loved to travel and always made a way for the family to go on special vacations, even when money was tight. Favorites included Staunton River State Park and Virginia Beach.

Celebration-of-life services will be held on Tuesday Jan. 25, 2011, at 3 pm at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, as well as on Monday Jan. 24, 2011, at 11 am at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community (VMRC) Strite Auditorium, especially for all friends and family within this retirement community including all those who cared for and lived with her at Crestwood Assisted Living Facility and Oak Lea Nursing Home.

Donations in memory of Evelyn may be sent to Eastern Mennonite Seminary, to help enable others to attend.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family by visiting www.kygers.com, choosing Current Obituaries, and selecting January 2011.

Daily News-Record , Harrisonburg, VA
 Saturday 1/22/11
Submitted by: Joseph P. Shenk, Denver, PA


Shenk, Ezra William, 95, of Wellman, Iowa died April 23, 2011 at the same place. He was born July 10, 1915 at Delphos, Ohio to Abram and Malinda (Good) Shenk. On December 22, 1979 at Coatesville, PA he was married to Sara Marie Kauffman.

Surviving are a nephew Victor Stoltzfus and Marie, a nephew Ernest Stoltzfus and Linda, and a neice Viginia Byler Stoltzfus.

Four sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 27, 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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Shenk, Ezra W., 95, of Wellman, IA died April 23, 2011 He was born July 10, 1915 to Abram and Malinda (Good) Shenk. He was born near Delphos, Ohio. Due to his father's failing health, the family moved to the Harrisonburg, Virginia.

On September 14, 1941 he married Carrie Helena Swartzendruber. In 1948 the
Daytonville Mennonite Church was founded. Here is where Ezra was ordained as
minister on Ascension Day of 1951. On December 22, 1979, Ezra and Sara Marie
Kauffman were united in marriage.

Survived by his wife Sara of Wellman, IA, two nephews, Victor (Marie) Stoltzfus of Goshen, Indiana, Ernest (Linda) Stoltzfus of Kent, Washington and one niece, Viginia Byler Stoltzfus of Sea-Tac, Washington.

Preceding Ezra in death were his parents, his first wife, Carrie, four sisters and one brother.

A celebration of life service was April 27, 2011 at the Wellman Mennonite Church with Pastor Robert Hartzler officiating.

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



Shirk, Alma Nolt Martin

(10 AUG 1953 - 4 JUL 2011)

CURTISS -- Alma Nolt Shirk, 57, of Curtiss, [WI] died Monday, July 4, 2011, at her home.

She was born Aug. 10, 1953, in Denver, Pa., to John S. and Esther S. (Nolt) Martin, who in 1975 moved to Withee, Wis.

Alma married Elam K. Shirk in Lancaster County, Pa., on Dec. 13, 1979, and later moved to Curtiss. She and her husband owned and operated Willow Lake greenhouse, and opened their home up for treatment foster care through Teipner Treatment Homes of Jefferson, Wis. At the present time, she was a homemaker, and in addition, she and her husband were treatment foster parents for ANU family services (formerly Teipner Treatment Homes).

Alma was a member of Sunny Ridge Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference) of Withee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Stephen M. (Louise Ann Nolt) Shirk and Elam M. Jr. (Rosetta B. Zimmerman) Shirk; one daughter, Susan M. Shirk at home; and four grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Rufus N. (Anna) Martin and Alvin N. (Vera) Martin, both of Withee; and eight sisters, Naomi (Noah Earl) Hoover and Eva (Allen Z.) Horning, both of Thorp, Emma (Raymond) Brubaker of Denver, Pa., Elizabeth (Special Child) of Thorp, Rebecca (Nelson H.) Martin of Withee, Barbara (Mahlon K.) Shirk of Owen, Mary (Jesse M.) Brubaker of Withee, and Mabel (Robert) Klein of Waupaca.

A visitation of the family is to be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and again from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., all Thursday at the home of Elam Shirk Jr., W4313 Willow Road, Owen.

Funeral services are to be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at the Sunny Ridge Old Order Mennonite Church, Curtiss, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Owen is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

Source: wvls.lib.wi.us
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shirk, Norman H.
, 84, of 1655 Ligalaw Road, East Earl, died Monday, October 24, 2011 at the home of his daughter, Anna, in East Earl, after a lengthy illness.

Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late John and Mary (Huber) Shirk. His wife, Eva S. (Burkholder) Shirk, died Feb. 23, 2007.

Norman was a member of Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Following his retirement as a farmer, he operated a ­harness shop at his home.

Surviving are two sons, Luke, married to Susie (Nolt) Shirk of East Earl, and Lloyd Shirk with whom he resided; three daughters, Elva, married to Aaron Burkholder of Kutztown, Emma, married to Adam Martin of Newville, and Anna, married to Luke Brubaker of East Earl; 29 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; 7 step grandchildren; 12 step-great grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, Phares, married to Arlene (Newswanger) Shirk of Narvon, Anna Shirk of East Earl, Rufus, married to Rebecca (Brubacher) Shirk of East Earl, Enos, married to Erma (Mellinger) Shirk of Indiana, and Harvey, married to Joann (Morgan) Shirk of New Holland.

Preceding him in death are six children, Aaron, Jonas, Norman, Paul, Mary, and Eva Shirk.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Oct. 27, at 9 a.m. at the home of Luke Shirk, 1649 Ligalaw Road, East Earl, with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the home of Luke Shirk (address above) on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/25/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Shirk, Samuel Kniesly
, 75, entered into rest with the Lord at 2:00 P.M., on October 2, 2011, at his residence, in St. Thomas, PA, by death of natural causes. He was the husband of Esther May Shirk for 53 years. They formerly lived outside of Mountville, PA, where Samuel farmed for most of their married life. He was the son of the late Moses and Lydia Shirk and was born on March 26, 1936. Samuel drove school bus for various schools in the local community. He also had served as a minister in the Lancaster district of the Old Order River Brethren Church.

He is survived by his wife, Esther May, and 6 children: John Samuel Shirk, Mary Ann Brechbill, Anna Ruth Mills, Paul David Shirk, Daniel Lee Shirk, and Beulah Mae Garber. He has 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He has one predeceased daughter, Sarah Jane, and one predeceased grandson, Benjamin Galloway Shirk. Samuel's surviving siblings are William Shirk, Francis Armstrong, Esther Shirk, and Abram Shirk and a deceased sibling, Doris Shirk.

Viewings (with family in attendance) will be held at the Community Bible Church, 331 Anderson Ferry Rd. (Rt. 772), Marietta, PA 17547 on Thursday, October 6, from 2:00-4:00 PM and again from 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Services are scheduled for the following day, Friday, October 7, at the same Church, with a viewing from 9:00-10:00 AM followed by a service at 10:00 AM. There will be a graveside service at the Silver Spring Cemetery. A meal will be served after the funeral service.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/4/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Shoemaker, Thelma Louise Rembold
, 88, of Springs, PA died October 4, 2011 at Grantsville, Garrett Co., MD from Alzheimer's Disease. She was born May 12, 1923 at Springs, PA to Homer and Nettie (Livengood) Rembold. On October 8, 1946 she was married to Carl David Shoemaker, who died May 20, 1991.

Surviving are Son: David Eugene Shoemaker and wife Rebecca; Son: Craig Shoemaker and wife Bonnie; and Daughter: Sharon Urban and husband Thomas, 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, Brother: Olen Rembold; Brother: Edgar Rembold; and Sister: Cleo Saylor.

A grandson, Jeff Shoemaker preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 6, 2011 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, Somerset Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Felicia Maust, Secretary - Springs Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Short, Marvin D
.

Nov. 24, 1927 - Jan. 9, 2011

MIDDLEBURY -- Marvin D. Short, 83, of Middlebury, died at 4:11 a.m. Sunday (Jan. 9, 2011) at Greencroft Gables Health Care, Goshen.

He was born Nov. 24, 1927, in Wauseon, Ohio, to Daniel and Malinda (Stuckey) Short. On July 7, 1949, in Pettisville, he married Lois L. Miller.

Surviving are daughters Sheryl (Peter) Dyck, Renee (Gary) Black, DeeAnn (Darrel) Schmucker, Lisa (Jim) Jefferies, Melody (Eric) Short-Miller and Sonia (Bruce) Coffy; son Mark (Beverly) Short; 18 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Marj (Lawrence) Miller, Corine (Phil) Samuelson and Joyce (Larry) Gerber; and brother Denzel (Merna) Short.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, sister Catherine Weaver and brother Doyle Short.

Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Friday funeral service at Middlebury Church of the Brethren. Visitation will also be two hours prior to the 2 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Jan. 15, at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker. Burial will be in Lockport Cemetery, Stryker.

Memorials may be given to Heifer International.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 12, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Showalter, Esther Louise
, 57, a resident of Singers Glen, passed away Saturday, June 18, 2011. Miss Showalter was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Dayton, and was a daughter of the late Samuel C. and Della M. Lahman Showalter. She was a member of the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church.

Surviving are seven brothers and sisters, Enos D. Showalter and wife, Laura, of Wisconsin, Ina R. Brubacher and husband, Cleason, Ontario, Jacob L. Showalter and wife, Karen, of Wisconsin, J. Ervin Showalter and wife, Anna of Wisconsin, Alta L. Showalter of Virginia, Paul L. Showalter and wife, Marion, of Pennsylvania, and Leonard E. Showalter and wife, Eileen, of Virginia; a sister-in-law, Edna Showalter of Kentucky; 63 nieces and nephews and 96 great-nieces and nephews.

Along with her parents, Miss Showalter was preceded in death by a brother, Elon J. Showalter, a nephew, Leon Showalter, and sister-in-law, Mabel Showalter.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Tuesday, June 21, 2011, at 10 a.m. at the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 6/20/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Showalter, James Edwin
, 86, of Harrisonburg, VA died January 27, 2011 at the same place.  He was born January 5, 1925 in Rockingham Co., VA to H.D.H and Flora (Grove) Showalter.  On June 9, 1950 he was married to Joyce Blosser.

Surviving are children, James Michael (and Carol) Showalter; Kevin E. (and Jennifer) Showalter; and Dawn Showalter; 8 grandchildren, and three sisters, Kathryn Shank, Ethel Strite, Doris Trumbo.

Two sons, Darrell C. Showalter and Dean Allen Showalter, a sister, Mary Emma Eby, and four brothers, Carl Showalter, Howard Showalter, Jacob Showalter, and Owen Showalter preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 30, 2011 at Trissels Mennonite Church, Broadway, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Grace Good, Broadway, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Showalter, John Henry
, 80, of Bridgewater, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011, at Emeritus Senior Living in Harrisonburg.

John was born in Dayton on Aug. 8, 1931, and was a son of the late Michael R. and Fannie (Heatwole) Showalter.

He worked as a mail carrier for 22½ years and was a member of Montezuma Church of the Brethren.

He was united in marriage on Sept. 7, 1963, to Orva (Lambert) Showalter of Bridgewater, who survives.

John is also survived by three sons, Buddy (Susan) Showalter, Davey (Paula) Showalter and Jerry (Jeanette) Showalter; four sisters, Mary Rhodes, Margaret (James) Cline, Fannie B. (Willis) Good, and Eunice Knicely; six brothers, Marvin Showalter, Harry (Lydia) Showalter, Harold Showalter, Daniel Showalter, Joseph (Frances) Showalter and S. Frank (Cathy) Showalter; nine grandchildren, Rachael, Franklin, Wyatt, Hannah, Marcus, Benjamin and Renae Showalter, John III, and Joshua Showalter; and two stepgrandchildren, Jason, and Addison Sorrells.

He is preceded in death by three brothers, William, Edward, and Michael Showalter.

A funeral service will be conducted 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011, at Montezuma Church of the Brethren with the Rev. David R. Miller officiating. Burial will follow at Beaver Creek Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clover Hill Fire and Rescue, 2100 Clover Hill Road, Dayton, VA 22821, Bridgewater Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 268, Bridgewater, VA 22812, and/or Emeritus Senior Living, 2101 Deyerle Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 12/24/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Showalter, Katelyn Joy
, 19, of Broadway, went to be with the Lord on Sept. 23, 2011, at the UVA Medical Center in Charlottesville.

She was born Dec. 15, 1991, in Harrisonburg, and was a daughter of Ray Lynn and Bonita "Bonnie" Martin Showalter, both of Broadway.

She was a student at Broadway High School and worked at the Stepping Stones Preschool and Daycare. She was a member of Cornerstone Church of Broadway and the Cornerstone Youth Group. She was also a part of the Mended Little Hearts.

Surviving, in addition to her parents, are a sister, Tanya Collie and husband, Jacob, of Christiansburg, Va.; maternal grandparents, Gerald and Sophia Martin of Harrisonburg; paternal grandparents, Mark and Dorothy Showalter of Broadway; and a number of aunts, uncles and cousins.

Pastor Sam Wenger and the Rev. Jim Hess will conduct a Celebration of Life Service Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of Broadway. A private burial will take place at Trissels Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6-9 p.m. at Cornerstone Church of Broadway.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Stepping Stones Preschool and Daycare, 265 Springbrook Road, Broadway, VA 22815.

Daily News Record - 9/24/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Showalter, Laban R.
, age 93, a resident of Menno Haven in Chambersburg and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, 2011, in the nursing center. Born Feb. 11, 1918, in Washington County, Md., he was the son of the late Martin W. and Katie E. (Reiff) Showalter.

In his earlier life, he was a farmer and milk-truck driver for 30 years and had retired after 18 years' service from Mack Trucks of Hagerstown. He was a member of the Salem Ridge Community Church of Greencastle and more recently was a member of the North Side Mennonite Church of Hagerstown. Laban was a member of the Mason Dixon Barbershop Chorus and was an amateur radio operator. He enjoyed volunteering at the Cove Valley Christian Youth Camp near Mercersburg.

His first wife, Ethel M. (Risser) Showalter, died Nov. 30, 1988.

Surviving family are his wife, Ruth (Thompson) Moore Showalter, a resident of Menno Haven Chambersburg; two daughters, Ruth Ann and husband, Joseph Martin, Greencastle, Pa., Barbara and husband, Nelson Frey, Newville, Pa.; two sons, Harold and wife, Esther Showalter, Greencastle, Lewis "Sonny" and wife, Rachel Showalter, State Line, Pa.; one brother, Clarence Showalter of Hagerstown; nine grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a brother, Elmer Showalter, and a sister, Iva Grove.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, July 31 at 3 p.m. from the Salem Ridge Community Church, 441 Pensinger Road, Greencastle, with Pastors Gary Zook and Roger Martin officiating. The family will receive friends at the church on Sunday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Burial and graveside services will be in the adjoining church cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle.

Herald-Mail - 7/28/2011
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Showalter, Melva Rebecca Rhodes
, 84, 7026 Peach Orchard Drive, Dayton, passed away Sunday, June 26, 2011, at her home. Mrs. Showalter was born Nov. 17, 1926, and was a daughter of the late Paul T. and Annie R. Rhodes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church. On Aug. 18, 1948, she married Harold H. Showalter, who survives.

Also surviving are five children, Allen R. Showalter and wife, Eva, Roland (Ron) W. Showalter and wife, Marie, Linda L. Nolt and husband, Leroy, Martha A. Martin and husband, David, all of Dayton, and Wilda S. Wenger and husband, Sheldon, of Bridgewater; 23 grandchildren and 67 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lydia Showalter of Dayton, and Margaret Koogler of Bridgewater; and one brother, Fred Rhodes of Mount Solon.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Showalter is preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Showalter and Ruth Showalter, and three brothers, Norman Rhodes, Frank Rhodes and Everette Rhodes.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service at Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 6/28/2011
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Showalter, Mildred Rebecca Brilhart, 93, of Waynesboro, PA died February 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born Dec. 19, 1917, in Scottdale, Pa., to Charles and Cora Loucks Brilhart. She was a member of Lynside Mennonite Church Lyndhurst, VA.

Survived by her children, Esther, Irene, Erla, Sharon, Carolyn, Dennis, Ernest, and Kenneth; 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Truman, two daughters, and her brothers and sisters.

A funeral service was Februay 23, 2011, at Springdale Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Springdale Mennonite Cemetery Waynesboro, VA.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Showalter, Rhoda Swartzentruber
, age 90, of Lexington, KY formerly of Rosedale, OH died January 1, 2011. She was born July 12, 1920, in Greenwood, DE to Eli and Amelia Swartzentruber. Her husband was David E. Showalter they were married on June 6, 1944.

She was a member of the United Bethel Mennonite Church, Plain City, OH. She and David were members of Shiloh Mennonite Church, Resaca, Ohio during the 1970's. She moved to eastern Kentucky with husband and family in 1950 where they served for 14 years. They came to the Rosedale and Plain City communities via several years in Virginia and spent the rest of their lives in ministry there.
 
Survived by husband, David and their seven children, Richard (Jewel) Showalter of Landisville, PA, Don (Marilyn) of Mechanicsburg, OH, Nathan (Christina) Showalter of Shanghai, China, Conrad (Lynette) Showalter of Goshen, IN, Audrey (James) Miller of Lexington, KY, Jonathan (Dawn) Showalter, North Africa, Joseph (Janice) Showalter of Columbus, OH; 24 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Caroline (Paul) Yoder of Greenwood, DE, Lois (Amos) Bontrager of Quarryville, PA, Twila (Owen) Guengerich of Springs, PA, a brother, Earl (Carol) Swartzentruber of Talbert, KY, sisters-in-law, Ella (Mark) Swartzentruber, Violet (David) Swartzentruber, and brother-in-law Melville (Esther) Nafziger.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by daughter, Carol Ann, sister, Esther Nafziger, brothers, Mark and David Swartzentruber, and adopted sister, Bertha (Albert) Yoder.

Funeral service was January 10, 2011, at the United Bethel Mrnnonite Church, Burial was in United Bethel Cemetery.

Source: Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. Plain City, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Shrock, Amanda Sue Christner
(1987-2011)

Amanda Sue Shrock, beloved wife of Daryl Shrock, daughter of Jim and Laura (Knox) Christner, was born March 7, 1987, at Mena, AR.

She peacefully passed away at her home near Sedalia, MO, Monday morning, August 29, 2011, age 24 years, 5 months and 22 days.

She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and was baptized in the Olive Hill A.M. Church.

On May 22, 2007, she was united in marriage to Daryl Lee Shrock, son of Keith and Eldora (Kempf) Shrock. They were blessed with a daughter, Juliet Rose, November 4, 2010. Mandi was diagnosed with Acute Leukemia on November 5, 2010.

She leaves to mourn her early departure her deeply bereaved husband; one daughter, Juliet Rose, 10 months; her parents, of Pocahontas, AR; 7 sisters and 2 brothers, Michelle and husband Dean Shrock, of Pocahontas, AR, Marilyn and husband Kenrick Shrock, Darla and husband Kevin Shrock, Emma and husband Earl Hostetler, Sarah and husband Archie Hostetler, all of the Sedalia area, Benji 19, Katie 17, Karen 15 and Joseph 13; 8 nieces; 10 nephews; and paternal grandparents, Frank and Sarah Christner, of Pocahontas, AR.

The family expresses a heartfelt thank you to all for their help, visits and expressions of sympathy and your many prayers during our loved one's illness and death. May God bless each one.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday at Olive Hill A.M. Church. The family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the school.Arrangements are in the care of Heckart Funeral Home.


Published in SedaliaDemocrat.com on August 30, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shrock, Brooklyn Joy

November 11, 2011 - December 14, 2011
Age: 0
Residence: Berryville, AR
BROOKLYN JOY SHROCK, tiny infant daughter of Neil and Beth (Hostetler) Shrock, was born November 11, 2011 at Cox South Hospital, Springfield, Missouri. She peacefully passed away in her mother's arms on December 14, 2011 at the age of 1 month 3 days due to complications from an infection.

Little Brooklyn was a fragile baby from birth. Such a tiny bit of God's handiwork created for His Glory. We truly have been blessed by her touch on our lives. After struggling with respiratory problems for several weeks she developed an infection which caused her kidneys to fail. The doctors and nurses spent many hours at her bedside and tenderly cared for her day after day.

She leaves to mourn her sorrowing parents, four brothers, Cody-20, Derek-18, Taylor-15, Dustin-8 and two sisters, Beverly-11, Bonnie-2, her maternal Grandparents, Sam and Jean Hostetler, paternal grandparents, Eldon and Naomi Shrock, five uncles, nine aunts and fifty-four cousins.

She was preceded in death by three cousins.

Visitation was from 6:30 until 8:00 P.M. Thursday, December 15, 2011 at the Bethel A.M. Church. Funeral service was 10:00 A.M. Friday, December 16, 2011 at the Bethel A.M. Church. Interment followed the service in the Bethel A.M. Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Bethel A.M. Church, 849 CR 601, Berryville, AR 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

Ozarks Remembers
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Shrock, Max C.

June 23, 1957 - May 19, 2011

GOSHEN -- Max C. Shrock, 53, died at his home late Thursday morning, May 19, 2011. He had battled cancer since September 2008.

He was born June 23, 1957, in Goshen, to the late Chester Glenn and Vivian (Weldy) Shrock. He married Dixie Mitschelen in Nappanee on Sept. 24, 1977. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters, Stacy (Chris) Bennett of Goshen and Christine Nine and her fiancé Dan Koronkiewicz of Elkhart; a granddaughter, Aubrey Bennett; and a sister, Carolyn (Ralph) Hartman.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Janice Shrock.

A 1975 graduate of Northridge High School and Elkhart Area areer Center, Mr. Shrock was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. He drove trucks for AG Trucking for 21 years and Nu-Mill Trucking for the past three and a half years.

An avid Harley-Davidson motorcycle rider, he rode in 45 of the 50 states.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, where a 7 p.m. Monday memorial service will be held. Pastors Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate. A private burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Pleasant View Mennonite Church or Goshen Home Care and Hospice. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 21 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Siebert, Steven R.
, 61, of Henderson, NE died August 31, 2011 at Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE from a vehicle accident. He was born September 19, 1949 at York, York Co., NE to Raymond and Mable Siebert was married to Margie Pfile.

Surviving are his parents, wife, children, Brent and Tara Swartzendruber, and Chad and Lisa Siebert, and 4 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held September 3, 2011 at Bethesda Mennonite Church, Henderson, NE with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Steven R. Siebert, age 61, of Henderson, NE, died Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at Lincoln. He was born September 19, 1949 at York, NE to Raymond and Mable (Dick) Siebert. Steve was a lifelong farmer in the Henderson area. He was united in marriage to Margie Pfile on July 18, 1970 at Freeport, IL. Steve was a member of the Bethesda Mennonite Church in Henderson, the Board of Directors of Mainstay Communications, and the Perennial Public Power Board. He was formerly a board member of Henderson Healthcare Services and the Henderson Coop Board. Steve was a member of the Henderson Car Club where he enjoyed judging car shows as well as attending car races. He also was an avid golfer, enjoyed traveling and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife Margie of Henderson; son, Chad (Lisa) Siebert of Colorado Springs, CO; daughter, Tara (Brent) Swartzendruber of Henderson; two brothers, Don (Chery) Siebert of Henderson and Keith (Susanne) Siebert of Crawford, CO; sister JoAnn (Mike) Friesen of Henderson; and parents Raymond and Mable of Henderson. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Addie, Aidan, and Zaine Swartzendruber and Ellyson Siebert.

Burial will be at 2:15 p.m., Saturday, September 3, 2011 at the Bethesda Cemetery, Henderson. Memorial services will follow at 3:00 p.m. at the Bethesda Mennonite Church. Visitation will begin at 7:00 p.m., Friday at Metz Mortuary in Henderson. The family will greet friends from 7-9 p.m. that evening. Memorials may be directed to Henderson Healthcare or Bethesda Mennonite Church.

Find A Grave Memorial# 76016247
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Simmers, Barbara J. Stauffer, 73 of Coatesville, PA formerly of Atglen died February 16, 2011. She was born in Trenton, NJ to Wayne L. & Edna Henderson Stauffer.

She was married to Pennock E. Simmers who passed away on December 23, 2006. She was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church of Atglen, PA.

Surviving is a daughter: Kim wife of Anthony Winski of Coatesville, PA; 4 step children: Jeffrey Simmers of Pottstown, PA; Sharon wife of Joseph Puckett of Richmond, VA; Steven husband of Theresa Dehart Simmers of Atglen, PA; Sandy wife of Bob Axe of Quarryville, PA; 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by 2 daughters: Terry Bates and Suzanne Glendenning.

Funeral service was February 21, 2011 at the Grove Mennonite Church Atglen, PA with Pastor Stephen Crane officiating.

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



Slabach, Barbara Yoder

March 13, 1917 - Sept. 18, 2011

MIDDLEBURY - Barbara Slabach, 94, of Middlebury, died at 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, 2011, at her daughter's residence in Dalton, Wis.

She was born March 13, 1917, in LaGrange County to Abraham J. and Amanda (Hershberger) Yoder. On March 19, 1936, she married Abner Slabach. He died Oct. 28, 1991.

Daughters Mary (Clarence) Schmucker of Middlebury, Amelia (Harry Jr.) Mishler of Dalton, Wis., and Christina (Jim) Burke of Middlebury; sons Joe (Clara) Slabach of Middlebury, Ervin (Mary) Slabach of Sturgis, Mich., Ernest (Martha) Slabach of Shipshewana, John (Pam) Slabach of Goshen, Christian (Wanita) Slabach of Middlebury and Nathaniel (Jackie) Slabach of Orland; 64 grandchildren; 158 great-grandchildren; and 20 great-great-grandchildren survive.

Son Elmer Slabach; daughter Edith Gingerich; two grandsons; and five siblings are deceased.

Calling is after noon today and Wednesday at David Yoder's residence, 54565 C.R. 43, Middlebury, where services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday with Bishop Perry Mast, home ministers and Raymond Yoder presiding. Burial will be in New Pennsylvania Cemetery, Middlebury.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 21, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Slabach, LaMar Dean

June 9, 1972 - Aug. 26, 2011

SHIPSHEWANA -- LaMar Dean Slabach, 39, of Shipshewana, died at 9:40 a.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange, where he had stayed the past six days. He was a quadriplegic and had been taken care of at his home the past 31 years after a pony cart accident.

He was born on June 9, 1972, in LaGrange, to Freeman and Edna (Frey) Slabach, who survive in Shipshewana.

Surviving are sisters Norma (Orley) Lambright and Sharon (Floyd) Lehman, both of Shipshewana, and Wanda (Steven) Miller of Middlebury and brothers DeVon Ray (Irene) Slabach of Shipshewana, Ervin Eugene (Marla) Slabach of North Lima, Ohio, and Myron Lee (Linda) Slabach of Millersburg.

He was preceded in death by his niece, Jenean Slabach, and a great-nephew, Isaiah Lambright.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today and all day Sunday at the Floyd Lehman residence, 9095 W. 050 N. Shipshewana. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the same residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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

 

 

Slabach, Nellie J. Jones


GOSHEN -- Nellie J. Slabach, 95, died Friday, April 8, 2011, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born Dec. 15, 1915, in LaGrange County to Jacob E. and Bertha (Kemp) Jones. In January of 1936, she married Albert J. Slabach. He died Aug. 25, 1987.

Surviving are daughters Mary Ann Miller of Goshen, Fannie Mae (Richard) Jones of Cape Coral, Fla., and Edna Fern Waddell of Goshen; son Wilbur Ray (Gloria) Slabach of Nova Scotia; six grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 15 stepgreat-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; 27 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-great-great-grandchildren; and sister Mary Anna Hostetler of Washington.

She was preceded in death by sisters Amelia J. Slusher and Amanda Jones; and brothers Fred, Levi, Jacob, Perry, Nathaniel, Abraham, David and Toby Jones.

A lifetime area resident, she attended Jefferson Brethren Church and volunteered at the Salvation Army. She had worked at the former Johnson Controls more than 30 years.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be at noon Monday. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Salvation Army.

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


 

Slatter, Grace Friesen
November 28, 1924 - August 26, 2011

On August 26, 2011, Grace Slatter, 86, passed away quietly in her home at the end of an ordinary day of preparing apricots for the fruit dryer. She was born on November 28, 1924 in Dhamtari, M.P. India. The youngest child of missionary parents, P.A. and Dr. Florence C. Friesen, she was the first child of European descent born in the Dhamtari Christian Hospital.

During her formative years, Grace lived in India. She attended boarding school at Woodstock School in northern India until the Friesen family returned to the U.S. when she was 16 years old. Grace never lost her heart for missions, and throughout her life, the stories she told of her childhood were flavored with Hindi words and phrases.

Grace loved to teach. She studied education and took her first job teaching all eight grades in a one room school house in Galva, Kansas, when she was in her early 20's. On May 25, 1947, she married Clifford Slatter and the couple settled south of Filer on Clifford's farm. Moving to southern Idaho was a big change of culture and lifestyle for Grace, but adaptability was one of her unique strengths. Grace loved the farm and enjoyed harvesting and reserving home grown produce from her garden and fruit trees throughout her life.

Returning to college when her youngest child was in school, Grace earned her bachelor's degree. She enjoyed teaching second grade in Wendell, then Hagerman, and finally for many years in Hollister. She put a great deal of imagination and effort into making learning interesting for her students and gained enormous satisfaction from watching their progress. Grace was deeply involved with Summer Bible School, which Filer Mennonite Church held at Mt. Rock Grange each summer and continued to be generous with her teaching skill in Bible School and Sunday School until her loss of hearing prevented it.

Grace loved to keep her hands busy and after retiring from teaching school, she began again to use the skills she learned earlier in life; crocheting scrubbers, knitting dish cloths, baking bread and pies and making jams and pickles. She sold them donating the proceeds to support the International Gift Sale and other relief projects both locally and abroad.

Clifford preceded her in death in May of 2002. Five children survive her: Virginia (Del Buerge), of Dawson City, YT, Canada, Pat (Tom Losser) of Filer, Lowell Slatter of Brookville, Ohio, Evelyn Slatter of Newnan, Georgia and Lois (Gary Hooley) of Filer. Grace enjoyed each of her 12 grandchildren and deeply grieved the loss of grandson, “Jakie” in 1978. She has 24 great-grandchildren (all surviving). Grace is survived by one brother, Paul Friesen, of Hesston, Kansas.

The family has designated memorial gifts in Grace's name toward purchasing the property where her childhood home in India once stood in support of the India Christian Medical Association's dream of building a hospital there.

 

Times News, Twin Falls, ID
Submitted by: Sarah Hooley


Smith, Nancy M. Roth, 74, of Wauseon, OH died May 24, 2011 at Toledo, Lucas Co., Ohio. She was born July 16, 1935 at Tofield, Alberta, Canada to Reuben and Norma (Switzer) Roth. On October 9, 1955 at Archbold, Fulton Co., OH she was married to John Smith, who was born August 30, 1936 and survives.

Surviving are children, Steve Smith, Kirby (Lynette) Smith, Penny (Tim) Shultz, Jim Smith, Kamal (Dawn) Smith, Kathy Smith, and Carl (Wendy) Smith
16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Edward (Millie) Roth.

A grandson, Samuel Joel Shultz preceded her in death.

They were parents to 16 foster children. Nancy was a committed and energetic Sunday school teacher for pre-kindergarten children for over 30 years. She taught Vacation Bible School as well.

Memorial services were held May 29, 2011 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

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



Smucker, Jose "Mike" Miguel,
35, of Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, died January 13, 2011 at the same place from cancer.  He was born July 1, 1975 at Barranqulla, Columbia.

His parents were Paul Mark (born August 10, 1947, died September 16, 2009) and Jeanne Smucker (born February 26, 1945).  

His mother and three siblings, Bethany (Joshua) Martin; Rachel (Jay) Argabrite; and Jabar Smucker survive.

Memorial services were held January 15, 2011 at Shalom Mennonite Church, Indianapolis, IN.

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



Smucker, Paul M.
, 84, of Bird-in-Hand, PA died on March 29, 2011. He was the son of the late John E. and Anna M.. Smucker. He was married to Elma Glick Smucker for 62 years.

A charter member of Sandy Hill Community Church, he was active in Sunday School, Church and Pre-School. He also helped to establish Birch Grove Mennonite Church in Port Alleghany, PA. Paul volunteered with Mennonite Disaster Service, Habitat for Humanity, and Projecto Azteca in Florida, Gulf States, and Texas. Over the years, he and his wife Elma helped to repair and build new homes for those in need. Paul was member of the Bird-in-Hand Fire Company, a past member of the Paradise Rotary Club and served on the Board of Lancaster Mennonite School.

Survied by his wife Elma and children Barbara (Gerry Mitchell), John (Myrna), Jerry (Kathy), Ruth, Jim (Anna), Jeff (Faith); 18 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. His grandchildren include: Laura Kanagy (Randy Hoover), Ryan Smoker, Eric Kanagy, Jason Smoker (Sara), Joshua Smucker (Christa), Hans Smucker, Maria Kanagy, Justin Smucker (Trietia), Anny Smucker, Joseph Smucker (Sarah), Heidi Smucker, ,Jordon Smucker, Carrie Smucker, Rachel Smucker, Jake Smucker, Kate Smucker, Marcy Smucker, and Jonas Smucker.

Also, 5 brothers and sisters: John (Irene), Marcus (Dottie), Levina (Dale Huber), Sara Ann Landis, and Mary Ellen (David Dowling).

He was preceded in death by a stillborn son and brother, Jonathan Smucker.

A memorial service was April 2, 2011 at the Ridgeview Mennonite Church Gordonville, PA. A private internment was prior to the memorial service.

Source: Shivery Funearl Home,Christina & Paradise, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Snader, Raymond Ralph, 87, of Ephrata, died April 9, 2011 at Ephrata Manor, Ephrata Twp. He was born in W. Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co, PA to John Richard and Sarah Irene (Knosp) Snader. He was the husband of Edna Mae (Sauder) Snader, to whom he shared 64 years of marriage.

Raymond was a member of the Denver Mennonite Church (Eastern PA Mennonite Conference). He was interested in genealogy and wrote a book entitled "A Branch of The Snaders", regarding his family's history.

Survived by his wife Edna ard 4 sons, Raymond Jr. "Ray", husband of Sylvia (Bomberger) Snader of Bybee, TN; James, husband of Glenda (Martin) Snader of Newmanstown, PA; Mark Snader of Mohnton, PA; Andrew, husband of Naomi (Herr) Snader of Reinholds, PA; 4 daughters, Esther Snader of Anqing, China; Naomi, wife of Mark Hannay of Mohnton, PA; Rhoda Snader of Ephrata, PA; Sarah Snader of White Hall, PA; 17 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; and brother, Luke, husband of Elizabeth (Martin) Snader of Reinholds, PA.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marian Snader, 4 brothers, Daniel, Robert, John, and Aaron Snader, and 3 sisters, Anna Sensenig, Mary Snader, and Ruth Greenly.

Funeral service was April 16, 2011 at the Denver Mennonite Church, with officiating ministry, Harold Good, Luke Sensenig, Ray Auker, and Mark Sensenig.
Interment will follow in the Martindale (Brick) Mennonite Church Cemetery Epharta, PA.

Source: Roseboro Stradling Funeral &
Cremation Services, Inc., Denver, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Snider, Luella Hoffman
, 84, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died February 4, 2011 at Kitchener, Ontario.  She was born January 9, 1927 to Alvin and Angeline (Martin) Hoffman.  On May 24, 1947 she was married to Bretton Snider, who was born February 18, 1927 and died July 27, 1998.

Surviving are children, Keith Snider (Sandra), Ken Snider (Jennifer), Gary Snider (Sandy), Rick Snider (Kendra), and Bonnie Naherniak (John Collins), 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Two grandsons, Brett Snider and Braden Snider preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 9, 2011 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges, Ontario.

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



Snyder, Edward B.
, 62, of Manheim died unexpectedly on Friday, October 21, 2011. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Norman S. and Ada Z. Burkholder Snyder. Edward was the husband of Erla W. Martin Snyder. He was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, Manheim. Edward worked for Garman's Coal and Mulch Products, Manheim.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five sons: Merle M. husband of Charlene Zimmerman Snyder of Reinholds, Nelson M. husband of Rhoda Ziesemer Snyder of Lititz, Edward M. husband of Leanne High Snyder of Manheim, Joel L. husband of Crystal J. Weaver Snyder of Elizabethtown, Jason M. Snyder at home; two daughters: Arlene M. wife of Jason S. Newswanger of Myerstown, Karen M. Snyder at home; 18 grandchildren; four brothers: Norman husband of Minerva Snyder of Carlisle, Elmer B. husband of Alma Snyder of Bethel, Harvey husband of Rhoda Snyder of New Holland and Leonard husband of Yvonne Snyder of Manheim. Preceding him in death is a grandson.

Funeral service from the Clearview Mennonite Church, North Esbenshade Road, Manheim on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 9:30 AM. Interment is in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a viewing at the Midway Reception Center 210 East Lexington Road, Lititz on Sunday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/22/2011
Lancaster, PA
Sumitted by: Robert Fish



Snyder, Leta M. Miller


Aug. 6, 1925 - Jan. 21, 2011

GOSHEN -- Leta M. Snyder, 85, of Goshen, died at Greencroft Healthcare at 11:25 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21, 2011.

She was born Aug. 6, 1925, in Harrisonville, Mo., to John E. and Lucy (Yoder) Miller. She married Donald W. Snyder on Sept. 9, 1945, in Ashley, Mich., and he survives.

Also surviving are daughters Donna (Stephen Shank) Snyder of Goshen, JoAnne (Andrew) Lehman of Kalamazoo, Mich., and Cathy (Clare) Cameron of Cambridge, Ontario; sisters Joyce (Don) Wyse of Columbus, Ohio, and Joan (Virgil) Vogt of Evanston, Ill.; brothers Leo J. (Dorothy) Miller of Orville, Ohio (Leta's twin brother), Jim (Mary Ann) Miller of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Donald G. (Nancy) Miller of Goshen; nine grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death are her parents, brother Robert Miller, sister Justine Nussbaum, grandson David Cameron and granddaughter Greta Lehman.

Leta was a retired elementary teacher; member of College Mennonite Church, Phalo Book Club and College Mennonite Women's Club.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at College Mennonite Church, Koininia Room. Services will be Tuesday at 3 p.m. at the church. Pastor June Yoder will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the Mennonite Central Committee or Jubilee Fund of College Mennonite Church.

Arrangements are being handled by Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen.

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

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

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Snyder, Leta Mae Miller, 85, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died January 21, 2011 at the same place.  She was born August 6, 1925 at Harrisonville, MO to John E. and Lucy (Yoder) Miller.  On September 9, 1945 at Ashley, Michigan she was married to Don W. Snyder, who was born December 17, 1920 and survives.

Surviving are children, Donna (Steve Shank) Snyder; Joanne (Andrew) Lehman; and Cathy (Clare) Cameron, nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and siblings: Joyce (Don) Wyse; Joan (Virgil) Vogt; Leo J. (Dorothy) Miller; Jim (Mary Ann) Miller; and Donald G. (Nancy) Miller.

A sister, Justine Nussbaum; a brother, Robert Miller; a grandson, David Cameron; and a granddaughter, Greta Lehman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2011 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

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


Snyder, Lydia W. Martin
, 77, of 3905 Division Hwy., East Earl, died unexpectedly at her home on Sunday, July 24, 2011. Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of the late Jonathan and Anna (Weaver) Martin. She was married 59 years on September 8 to Aaron S. Snyder.

Lydia was a homemaker and a member of Christian Fellowship Church. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and visiting with people.

Surviving in addition to her husband are three daughters, Shirley, married to Mark Siedhof of Narvon, Linda Snyder at home, and Sharon, married to Blair Hicks of Exton; two grandchildren, Clinton and Kelly Siedhof; and two sisters, Martha, married to Sidney Miller of Zion, IL, and Anna Mary Martin of Bowmansville.

Preceding her in death is a daughter, Rosella M. "Rosie" Snyder; two sisters, Emma Stauffer and Susan Martin; and four brothers, Franklin W. Eby, Aaron W., Henry S., and John S. Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 29, at 10 a.m. at Christian Fellowship, 758 Spruce Road, New Holland, PA 17557 with the Reverend David J. Horst officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Friday at the church from 9-10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christian Fellowship, address above. To send the family condolences, visit us at www.groffeckenroth. com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/26/2011
Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Sonnenberg, Nellie Elizabeth Bragg
, 87, of Denver, CO died September 6, 2011 at the same place. She was born January 26, 1924 at Pueblo, CO. On October 23, 1942 she was married to Arlo E. Sonnenberg, who was born March 25, 1918 and survives.

Surviving are children, Robert (Barbara), Allen (Mary), and Darin, a brother, Clark Bragg (Audrey) and a sister, Annette Sheldon.

Memorial services were held September 17, 2011 at First Mennonite Church, Denver, CO with burial in Columbarium - First Mennonite Church, Denver, CO.

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


Stahl, Mary Cathryn Speicher, 98, of LaGrange, IN, died March 3, 2011 at Miller's Merry Manor in LaGrange, IN. She was born on June 20, 1912 in Emma, IN to Milton and Zula Mae (Mallon) Speicher. On December 27, 1937 in Topeka, IN she married Byron L. "Barney" Stahl. Mr. Stahl preceded her in death on March 12, 1989, and they are now re-united.

She was a member of Lake Bethel Mennonite Church in LaGrange, IN. She was a chorister for seventy years for the Mennonite Church and was a charter member of Topeka, Emma, Plato, and Lake Bethel Mennonite Churches.

Surviving are two daughters and a son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Michael Getz-Miller of Lansing, MI and Martha Dexter of Charlotte, MI; a granddaughter, Toni Salazar of Diamondale, MI; five grandsons, John Getz, and Kenton Getz both of LaGrange, IN, Daniel Getz of Ava, MO, Charlie Stahl of Jackson, MI, and Michael Stahl of Charlotte, MI; eleven great-grandchildren; a brother, Sam Speicher of Goshen, IN; and three sisters-in-law, Betty Speicher of Missouri, Ann Speicher of Sault Sainte Marie, MI, and Geneva Speicher of Goshen, IN.

Preceded in death by her husband Buron, her parents, a daughter, Esther Sue Stahl, two sons, Charles Milton and Byron Louis Stahl, a son-in-law, Milton Dexter, two sisters, Martha Page and Ida Pearl Speicher, and seven brothers, Ira Earl, Daniel, Richard, Elmer, Charlie, Melroy and Robert Speicher.

Funeral service was March 7, 2011 at Lake Bethel Mennonite Church, LaGrange, IN with Rev. Mervin Miller officiating. Burial will be in Lake Bethel Cemetery LaGrange, IN.

Source: Furip-May Funeral
Home Lagrange, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler




Stahly, Pauline L. Weldy


WAKARUSA -- Pauline L. Stahly, 93, of Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa, died at 6:20 p.m. Wednesday (March 2, 2011). She had only been in failing health for the past three weeks.

She was born July 31, 1917, in Wakarusa to C.S and Golda (Wenger) Weldy. She was a 1934 graduate of Wakarusa High School. She was married to H. LaMar Stahly on June 24, 1939, in Wakarusa. They were married for 69 years.

She was a lifetime area resident and a winter resident of Sarasota, Fla., with LaMar for more than 27 years during retirement years.

She worked as a ward secretary and aide at Elkhart General Hospital more than 20 years. Pauline was a charter member of the Waka Domestic Home Ec Club for more than 50 years. She loved to entertain them at her lake cabin on Wawasee, where she always served her chicken casserole and homemade pies.

She enjoyed her grandchildren, cooking, gardening, traveling, home ec club, and taking her pies and candies to be judged at the Elkhart 4-H County Fair, where she won numerous awards. She was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, and she acted in their play "Women at the Well" as Salome, Zedebee's wife.

One of her favorite comments was, "I always wanted a girl, but I ended up with five boys." Surviving are her five sons, Terry (Corrie) Stahly of Elkhart, Dennis (Breta) Stahly of Cassopolis, Mich., Bruce (Barbara) Stahly of Goshen, Steve (Deb) Stahly of Syracuse and Kirby (Denise) Stahly of Roanoke; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Wayne Weldy.

She was preceded in death by her husband, LaMar; three sisters, Vivian, Alma and Vonella; and one brother, Harold.

Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The funeral is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday at Holdeman Mennonite Church, with the Revs. B.J. Leichty and Danny Jones officiating. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to the Holdeman Mennonite Church building fund. Online condolences may be given at www.tlyfh.com.

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

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Stahly, Pauline L. Weldy, 93, of Wakarusa, IN died March 2, 2011 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born July 31, 1917 at Wakarusa, IN to C. S. and Golda (Wenger) Weldy.  On June 6, 24, 1939 at Wakarusa, IN she was married to H. LaMar Stahly, who was born February 1, 1918 and died October 24, 2008.

Surviving are children, Terry (Corrie) Stahly; Dennis (Breta) Stahly;  Bruce (Barbara) Stahly; Steve (Deb) Stahly; and Kirby (Denise) Stahly, 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Wayne (Diana) Weldy.

Three sisters, Vivian, Alma, and Vonella and a brother, Harold preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 8, 2011 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN.

Submitted by: Loretta Newcomer
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Stalter, Anna Mary
 

Oct. 14, 1912 - Jan. 9, 2011

GOSHEN -- Anna Mary Stalter, 98, died Sunday (Jan. 9, 2011) at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

She was born Oct. 14, 1912, in Elida, Ohio, to the late James and Bertie (Swartz) Stalter.

She is survived by a sister, Miriam J. Charles of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Virginia Stalter and Rowena Brenneman, and a brother, Fred Stalter.

Miss Stalter moved to Goshen in 1998. She worked as a bank cashier at Farmer's Bank of Elida for 20 years. She was a member of East Goshen Mennonite Church and enjoyed tatting, crocheting, quilting, gardening and flowers. She taught Sunday school for young children.

Friends may call from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday at The Meetinghouse at Greencroft and from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Pike Mennonite Church, Delphos, Ohio. The funeral service will be at 4 p.m. Friday at The Meetinghouse, conducted by Pastors Steve Slagel and Merle Hostetler. Burial will be Saturday in Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery, Elida.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Mission Network.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 12, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stalter, Glenn E.
, 91, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died September 16, 2011 at the same place. He was born April 1, 1920 at Flanagan, IL to William and Edna (Yordy) Stalter. On March 5, 1946 he was married to Marion Shaefer.

Surviving are two sons, Robert and Gregory (Kay), two grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Lyle and Gordon preceded him in death.

Memorial services were private.

Submitted by: Sandra Shenk Lapp
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Glenn E. Stalter

GOSHEN - Glenn E. Stalter, 91, Greencroft Blvd., Goshen, formerly of Lowville, N.Y., and Flanagan, Ill., died Friday at 7:45 p.m. at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born April 1, 1920, in Flanagan, Ill., to William and Edna (Yordy) Stalter.

He married Marion (Schaefer) Stalter March 5, 1946. She survives.

Mr. Stalter retired as manager of Lowville Farmers Co-op in 1985. He attended College Mennonite Church, Goshen, and was a member of CPS from 1942 to 1946. He graduated from Flanagan High School in 1939.

As a former member of the First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, N.Y., he served on several committees and boards and was a bass singer with the Hardly Able Boys Gospel Octet.

Surviving in addition to his wife are a daughter, Fern (Robert) McFadden, Roanoke; two sons, Robert Stalter, Atlanta, Ga., and Gregory (Kay) Stalter, Eagle River, Wis.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Lyle and Gordon Stalter.

Private family services will be held.

Arrangements are being handled by Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen General Hospital, Care at Home and Hospice Services, or Donor's Choice.

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

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



Stauffer, Anna Mary Martin, 83, of Landis Homes, formerly of 32 E. Woods Drive, Lititz, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 22, 2011 and is now home with the Lord. She was the wife of Roy W. Stauffer. They were married 61 years in April. She was the daughter of the late Noah and Susanna Sensenig Martin.

A homemaker, Mrs. Stauffer enjoyed reading, traveling, quilting and teaching Sunday School and Bible School. She was a member of the Millport Mennonite Church, Leola.

Also surviving are: four children, Jay M. married to Jan Stauffer, Leola, Jere M. married to Jo Stauffer, Jeffrey M. married to Sandra Stauffer, Joanne M. married to James P. Mellinger Jr., all of Lititz; seven grandchildren, Tanya (Mark) Whiteman, Kimberly (Joel) Ernst, Brandon, Vaughn and Brianna Stauffer, James Mellinger III, Mitchell Mellinger; three great-grandchildren; siblings, Walter married to Beulah Martin, New Holland, Chester married to Arlene Martin, Lafayette, IN, Catherine married to Daniel Longenecker, Harrisonburg, VA, Irene married to John Neff, Landisville, Noah married to Sandra Martin, Johnstown, Susan wife of the late Leon Weber, Atmore, AL, Melvin married to Cheryl Martin, Tracy, CA; two sisters-in-law, Elva Martin, Lititz, Eleanora married to John Brenneman, Lancaster.

She was preceded in death by: brothers, Isaac and Clarence Martin; and a sister, Dorothy wife of the late John Freed.

The funeral will be Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 10 a.m. from the Landis Valley Mennonite Church, 2420 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster with interment following in the adjoining cemetery. The viewings will be Friday, 6-8 p.m. at the Millport Mennonite Church, 820 Log Cabin Road, Leola and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Please omit flowers. Memorials are requested to: World Relief c/o Mennonite Central Committee, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500. Furman's - Leola.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/23/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Stauffer, Annie W. Zimmerman
, 74, of 982 Centerville Road, East Earl, died Monday, January 17, 2011 at her home after a lengthy illness. Born in West Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Titus W. and Katie S. (Weaver) Zimmerman. She was married 48 years on March 15 to David R. Stauffer. Annie was a homemaker and a member of the Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are eight children, Neil R., married to Carolyn (Shirk) Stauffer of East Earl, Ernest L., married to Deborah (Fairchild) Stauffer of Stevens, Orpha M., married to Vernon Shirk of Thorp, WI, Clair D., married to Judith (Boss) Stauffer of Reading, Annie Y. Stauffer at home, Carl N. Stauffer of Philadelphia, Glenn E., married to Julie (Weaver) Stauffer of Bozeman, MT, and Verna R. Stauffer at home; 17 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; nine brothers and sisters, Aaron W., married to Lena (Weaver) Zimmerman of Lititz, Amos W., married to Lydia Mae (Nolt) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Ella W. Zimmerman of Ephrata, Edna W. Hurst of Shippensburg, Katie W., married to Amos Sauder of Ephrata, Martha W. Zimmerman of Ephrata, Lena W. Zimmerman of New Holland, Elsie W. Zimmerman of Ephrata, and Amanda W., married to Mervin Meyer of Quarryville.

Preceding her in death is a daughter, Alma Z. Stauffer, and a sister, Eva W. Sauder.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 21, at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday at the late home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/19/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Stauffer, Emma Mae Eby

1918-2010

Emma Mae Stauffer, 92, of Memphis, MO, died Sunday morning, February 6, 2011 at her home south of Memphis [MO].

She was born the daughter of Peter H. and Anna Weaver Eby on October 27, 1918 in the Martindale area, Earl Township, PA. Emma was also a stepdaughter to the late Jonathan Martin.

Emma was the wife of Carmi Stauffer. He preceded her in death on November 20, 2005. The Stauffers were members of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Mennonite Conference.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Eby; half brother, Aaron W. Martin; two stepbrothers, Henry S. and John S. Martin; grandchildren, Esther Horning and Philip Horst; great grandchildren, Sheldon and Lois Zimmerman.

She is survived by her children, Julia and husband George Zimmerman of Memphis, MO, Lucille and husband Mark Horning of Stevens, PA, Mary Joyce and husband Leon Horst of Baring, MO, and Daniel and wife Jane Stauffer of Ephrata, PA; a sister, Susan and husband Aaron K. Martin of Ephrata; half sisters, Martha and husband Sidney Miller of Zion, IL, and Lydia and husband Aaron Snyder of Blue Ball, PA; a stepsister, Anna Mary of Bowmansville, PA; 35 grandchildren; 110 great grandchildren; 25 great-great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

Funeral services in Pennsylvania will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 14, at the Martindale Mennonite Church with Amos G. Martin, Ivan Horst, Charles Zimmerman, Amos K. Martin, and Neil Burkholder officiating. There will be a viewing Sunday, February 13, from 5-8 PM at the Martindale Reception Center. Burial will be in the Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Local arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

LancasterOnLine, Lancaster, PA
Feb. 8, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Stauffer, Emma Mae Eby, 92, of Memphis, MO, died Sunday morning, February 6, 2011 at her home south of Memphis. She was born the daughter of Peter H. and Anna Weaver Eby on October 27, 1918 in the Martindale area, Earl Township, PA. Emma was also a stepdaughter to the late Jonathan Martin. Emma was the wife of Carmi Stauffer. He preceded her in death on November 20, 2005. The Stauffers were members of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Mennonite Conference.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Franklin Eby; half brother, Aaron W. Martin; two stepbrothers, Henry S. and John S. Martin; grandchildren, Esther Horning and Philip Horst; great grandchildren, Sheldon and Lois Zimmerman.

She is survived by her children, Julia and husband George Zimmerman of Memphis, MO, Lucille and husband Mark Horning of Stevens, PA, Mary Joyce and husband Leon Horst of Baring, MO, and Daniel and wife Jane Stauffer of Ephrata, PA; a sister, Susan and husband Aaron K. Martin of Ephrata; half sisters, Martha and husband Sidney Miller of Zion, IL, and Lydia and husband Aaron Snyder of Blue Ball, PA; a stepsister, Anna Mary of Bowmansville, PA; 35 grandchildren; 110 great grandchildren; 25 great-great grandchildren and four step great grandchildren.

Funeral services in Pennsylvania will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 14, at the Martindale Mennonite Church with Amos G. Martin, Ivan Horst, Charles Zimmerman, Amos K. Martin, and Neil Burkholder officiating. Daniel Horst, Conward King, Earl Horning, Leonard Horst, Edward Zimmerman and Timothy Stauffer will serve as coffin bearers. Burial will be in the Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the Gerth Funeral Service from their Memphis chapel.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/8/2011
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish




Stauffer, Rhoda S. Eby


PORT TREVORTON - Rhoda S. Stauffer, 92, of Port Trevorton, passed away on Monday, Feb. 7, 2011, at her home. She was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Enos and Esther (Shirk) Eby. She was the wife of Daniel B. Stauffer, who preceded her on Jan. 16, 2001.

Mrs. Stauffer is survived by her six children, Enos Stauffer and Ezra Stauffer, both at home, Harvey, married to Barbara (Good) Stauffer, of RD Selinsgrove, Titus, married to Mary (Dove) Stauffer, of Houston, Texas, and Esther Stauffer and Martha Stauffer, both at home; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ezra Eby, of New Holland; one sister, Lydia, wife of Ray Bauman, of Terre Hill; and nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Stauffer was preceded by one son, Joe Stauffer, and one daughter and son-in-law, Ida and Edwin Martin.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Mrs. Stauffer's home, 1566 Verdilla Road, Port Trevorton. The funeral will be held at 8:45 a.m. Thursday at her home with further services at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church, Produce Road, Port Trevorton. Burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 2/9/2011
Sunbury, PA
From: Robert Fish



Steider, Kenneth Waldean
, 85, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died September 15, 2011 at the same place. He was born May 18, 1926 at Shickley, Nebraska to Lee and Emma (Saltzman) Steider.

Surviving are three brothers, Lowell Steider, Delmar (Eva) Steider, and Leonard (Jan) Steider and a sister, Madonna (Dan) Swartzendruber.

A brother, Lester Steider preceded him in death.

He served under Mennonite Board of Missions in Taiwan from 1966 to 1993 when he retired.

Memorial services were held September 15, 2011 at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley, Nebraska with burial in the adjoining cemetery. Another memorial service was held at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, KS, October 7, 2011.

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



Steiner, Lester
, 88, of Dalton, Wayne Co., OH died May 6, 2011 at Orrville, Wayne Co., OH from natural causes.

He was born July 5, 1922 at Dalton, OH to Menno S. and Sarah (Nussbaum) Steiner. Menno was born April 7, 1889 and died September 23, 1963. Sarah was born May 22, 1892 and died April 23, 1974.

On January 15, 1948 at Kidron, Wayne Co., OH Lester was married to Irene Mae Lehman, who was born February 18, 1924 and survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Agnes Steiner, a son, Bruce (Sherri) Steiner, two grandchildren, and two sisters, Rosina (Mrs. Earl J.) Amstutz and Idella Snavely.

His brothers and sisters: Ella Steiner, Levina Steiner, Martha (Mrs. Herman) Geiser, Esther (Mrs. Harvey) Geiser, Ida Steiner, Annie (Mrs. Albert) Neuenschwander, Sarah Steiner, Samuel Steiner, Allen Steiner, Melvin Steiner, Menno Steiner, Jr., and Aldis Steiner preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 9, 2011 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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


Steiner, Lucille A. Zuercher, 94, of Kidron, OH died April 1, 2011 at Shady Lawn Health Care Community in Dalton, OH. She was born near Kidron, OH on December 19, 1916 to Christian and Anna (Lehman) Zuercher and married Phares Steiner on April 18, 1959. He died December 27, 1996. She was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church.

She is survived by step-children, Margaret (Harold) Gerber of Dalton, OH; Wilford (Ruth) Steiner of Kidron, OH and LaVerne (Mary) Steiner of Apple Creek;
OH; a step-daughter-in-law, Alice Steiner of Ashland, OH; 15 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren and 16 great great grandchildren; and her niece, Ruth Sommer, who had lived with Lucille for many years.

In addition to her husband Phares and parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Menno and Allan Zuercher; and sisters, Ella Basinger, Bertha and Lovina Steiner and Selma Gerber; a step-son, Mahlon Steiner, and a great granddaughter.

Funeral service was April 4, 2011 at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Pastors Thomas Dunn and Larry Augsburger officiating. Burial will be in the Kidron Mennonite Cemetery Kidron, OH

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



Stoltzfus, Abram B. "Abe"
age 64 of Gordonville, PA died April 9, 2011 at Manor Care of Elizabethtown, PA. He was born in Lancaster, PA to Abe P. & Elizabeth Beiler Stoltzfus. He was the husband of Sharon L. Umble Stoltzfus with whom he celebrated 26 years of marriage on February 16, 2011. He was a member of Hershey Mennonite Church of Kinzers, PA.

Survived by his wife Sharon and a stepson: Keith husband of Trudy Dugan Umble of Atglen, PA; 2 step grandchildren: Ethan & Stormy Umble, 2 brothers: Sol husband of Rebecca Fisher Stoltzfus of Paradise, PA, Elam husband of Arie Stoltzfus Stoltzfus of Gap, PA.

He was preceded in death by 2 siblings: Christian Stoltzfus and Annie Mae Fisher.

Funeral service was April 13,2011 atHershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA. Interment was in the Millwood Mennonite Cemetery Gap, PA

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



Stoltzfus, Daniel Harold

Oct. 20, 1924 - Sept. 14, 2011

GOSHEN - Daniel Harold Stoltzfus, MBA, MTh, 86, died early Wednesday morning, Sept. 14, 2011, at his home surrounded by his loving family after being diagnosed with a brain tumor six weeks ago.

He was born Oct. 20, 1924, in Martinsburg, Pa., to the late Daniel D. and Martha (Barbe) Stoltzfus. He married Rosalie Garber on June 9, 1949, in Jackson, Minn. She preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2009.

He is survived by six daughters, Priscilla Dawn (Jan Trinkley), Jane Ellen (Jim Buller), Jean Helen (Robert Martin), Danile Rose (John Martens), Miriam Faye (Michael DeShield) and Lois Renee (John Mast); 17 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Lloyd Daniel in 1973, and two brothers, Robert and William Bryan Stoltzfus.

Daniel and Rosalie spent three years in the Far East as MCC relief workers. He then worked 20 years in school administration for Mishawaka Schools. "Brother Dan" was well loved as pastor at Hudson Lake Mennonite Church and Community Mennonite Church. Upon retirement, he was an active member of Kern Road Mennonite Church and then Walnut Hill Mennonite Church.

He was also a respected and loved member of the birding community. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial in Violett Cemetery will follow a family prayer service Saturday morning. An 11 a.m. Saturday, memorial service will be conducted at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, with Pastor Randy Miller officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to Nature Conservancy Indiana Chapter and MCC Peace Work.

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

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Stoltzfus, Daniel Harold, MBA, Mth, 86, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died September 14, 2011 at the same place after being diagnosed with a brain tumor six weeks ago. He was born October 20, 1924 at Martinsburg, PA to Daniel D. and Martha (Barbe) Stoltzfus. On June 9, 1949 at Jackson, MN he was married to Rosalie Garber, who died December 3, 2009.

Surviving are children, Priscilla Dawn (Jan Trinkely); Jane Ellen (Jim Buller); Jean Helen (Robert Martin); Danile Rose (John Martens); Miriam Faye (Michael DeShield); and Lois Renee (John Mast), 17 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren.

His only son, Lloyd Daniel Stoltzfus, in 1973, and brothers, Robert Stoltzfus and William Bryan Stoltzfus preceded him in death.

Daniel and Rosalie spent three years in the Far East as MCC relief workers. He then worked 20 years in school administration for Mishawaka Schools. "Brother Dan" was well loved as pastor at Hudson Lake Mennonite Church and Community Mennonite Church. Upon retirement, he was an active member of Kern Road Mennonite Church and then Walnut Hill Mennonite Church. He was also a respected and loved member of the birding community. He will be greatly missed by family and friends.

Memorial services were held September 17, 2011 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home & Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Jolene Von Gunten
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stoltzfus, Hanna B. Kauffman
, age 94, of Landis Homes formerly of Atglen and Leola, PA passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital on May 30, 2011. She was the wife of the late Harold A. Stoltzfus who passed away on July 7, 1997. She was born in Atglen, PA to Daniel S. & Lizzie Fisher Kauffman.

She was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church of Atglen, where in the past she was a Sunday School Teacher and a member of the Sewing Circle. Hanna was a homemaker and welcomed quests into her home for many years through the Farm Vacation Program. She was blessed with the gift of hospitality and cooking.

Surviving are 4 children: Ann L. wife of James R. Hawk of Huntersville, NC, Vernon A. husband of Sue Keithley Stoltzfus of Kirkwood, E. Kay wife of Wilmer Hurst of Brownstown, PA, Jeffrey husband of Rhonda Ranck Stoltzfus of Atglen, 11 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 7 great great grandchildren, brother: Melvin Kauffman of Parkesburg.

She was preceded in death by 8 siblings: Florence Blank, Mary Kauffman Dorcas Smoker, Esther Naomi Smoker, Daniel, Aaron and Ammon Kauffman.

Funeral service will take place June 2, 2011 from the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA with Pastor Stephen Crane officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source: Shivery Funeral Home, Paradise/Christina, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Stoltzfus, Minnie A. Yoder, 89, formerly of Leola, PA died April 14, 2011 at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center, Narvon, PA. Born in Belleville, she was the daughter of the late Levi and Lydia (Peachey) Yoder. She was preceded in death by her husband Mark P. Stoltzfus in 2008.

Minnie was a member of Ridgeview Mennonite Church, Gordonville, PA, where she had been a Sunday School teacher and church custodian for 16 years.

Survived by her children: Etta, married to Earl Esch of Leola, PA; Wilma, married to James Eby of Olympia, WA; Dale, married to Kathy (Brunk) Stoltzfus of Leola, PA; Muriel, married to Krist King of West Unity, OH; Sara, married to Walter Bushong of Lancaster, PA and Beth, married to Rob Martin of Lititz, PA; 14 grandchildren, and 10 great grandchildren.

Also surviving are her brothers, Lee Yoder, Grabill, IN, Jesse, married to Joyce (Peachey) Yoder, Belleville, PA and David, married to Rebecca (Stoltzfus) Yoder, Ronks, PA and her sisters, Mary Kauffman, Belleville, PA; Matilda Yoder, Harrisonburg, VA; Carrie, married to Leo Kanagy, Washington Boro, PA and Sara, married to Erwin Gagnon, Germfask, MI, two sisters-in-law, Sheryl Yoder, Oregon, and Sadie (Smoker) Yoder, Lewisburg, PA.

She was preceded in death by her husband Norman* and brothers, Norman, John and Elmer Yoder, a brother-in-law Samuel Kauffman, and a sister-in-law Ruth (Glick) Yoder.

Funeral service was April 18, 2011 at the Ridgeview Mennonite Church, with Pastors Mick Summers and Nelson Yoder officiating. Interment was in the Ridgeview Mennonite Cemetery. Gordonville,
PA.
*Name is Mark - see first paragraph

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

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Stoltzfus, Minnie A. Yoder, 89, of Leola, PA died April 14, 2011 at Narvon, PA. She was born April 5, 1922 at Belleville, PA to Levi and Lydia (Peachey) Yoder. She was married to Mark P. Stoltzfus.

Surviving are children, Etta married to Earl Esch, Wilma married to James Eby, Dale married to Kathy (Brunk) Stoltzfus, Muriel married to Krist King, Sara married to Walt Bushong, and Beth married to Rob Martin, 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters, Lee Yoder, Jesse married to Joyce (Peachey) Yoder, David married to Rebecca (Stoltzfus) Yoder, Mary Kauffman, Matilda Yoder, Carrie married to Leo Kanagy, and Sara married to Erwin Gagnon.

Three brothers, Norman Yoder, John Yoder, and Elmer Yoder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 18, 2011 at Ridgeview Mennonite Church, Gordonville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Joyce Shirk
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stoltzfus, Sadie Anne Stoltzfus
, 26 of Stevens, PA died March 14, 2011. Born in Gordonville, PA to J. Ervin and Susan B. (Fisher) Stoltzfus, Newport, PA.

She was the faithful wife of Marlin K. Stoltzfus and loving mother to her 3 children; Daniel Lee - age 4, Barbiana Faith - age 2, and Jeremiah Quinten - age
9 mo. Surviving in addition to her husband and 3 children are 2 sisters and 2 brothers, Linda Rose, wife of Samuel Lapp, Newport PA; Michael Lee, husband of
Jennifer (Hockenberry) Stoltzfus, Ickesburg PA; Martha Faye, wife of Benuel Stoltzfus, Paradise PA; and J. Ervin Jr. at home. Maternal Grandmother, Edith
(Byler) Fisher, Newburg, PA; and Paternal Grandparents, Elam L. and Mattie (Kauffman) Stoltzfus, Ronks, PA.

The funeral was March 18, 2011 at Charity Christian Fellowship, Leola, PA.

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




Stoltzfus, Samuel K.


MILLERSBURG -- Samuel K. Stoltzfus, 72, of Millersburg, died at 6:45 p.m. Thursday (Jan. 20, 2011) at home. He had been in declining health.

He was born Nov. 13, 1938, in Lancaster County, Pa., to Daniel and Nancy (King) Stoltzfus. On Oct. 26, 1967, in Arthur, Ill., he married Lizzie Ann Schrock. She survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Daniel (Mary) Stoltzfus of Pearisburg, Va., Henry (Mattie) Stoltzfus of Catlett and Amos (Dorothy) Stoltzfus of Millersburg; six grandsons; seven granddaughters; and brother Christ (Emma) Stoltzfus of Newmanstown. He was preceded in death by both parents and a brother, Jacob Stoltzfus.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. today and all day Sunday at the family home, 4080 South 1125 West, Millersburg. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, also at the family home. Services will be conducted by Bishop Gerald Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Honeyville Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is in charge of arrangements.

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



Stoltzfus, William B.
, age 90 of Paradise, PA died February 21,2011 at his home. He was born in Leola, son of the late David F. & Lydia Blank Stoltzfus. He was the husband of Susan S. Dienner Stoltzfus with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage. He was a member of Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church, Bird In Hand, PA,

Survived by his wife Susan and 3 children: Mary E. wife of the late David Nissley of Paradise, PA; David D. husband of Rosanna Smoker Stoltzfus of Gordonville, PA; Sara Jane Stutzman of Gap, PA; 11 grandchildren, 31 great grandchildren, sister: Anna wife of Henry King of Parkesburg, PA.

He was preceded in death by a brother: Crist Stoltzfus. Funeral service was February 24, 2011 at the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church, with Pastor David Stoltzfus officiating. Interment was in the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Cemetery, Bird In Hand, PA.

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




Stuckey, Kathryn Elizabeth Beck
, 85, of Stryker, OH died December 27, 2011 at Cincinnati, Ohio. She was born July 21, 1926 to Ervin and Ester (Lederman) Beck. She was married to LaMar Stuckey, who is deceased.

Surviving are two sons, Reginald and Bruce Stuckey, 5 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 30, 2011 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Submitted by: Barb Crossgrove, Stryker, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Stuckey, Kathryn Elizabeth Beck
(Died December 27, 2011)

Kathryn Elizabeth Stuckey, age 85, of Stryker, passed away Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at The Home at Taylors Point in Cincinnati, Ohio. Prior to her retirement she had worked as a nurse for various doctors in the West Unity area.

Kathryn was born in Pettisville, Ohio on July 21, 1926, the daughter of the late Ervin and the late Ester (Lederman) Beck, Sr. On February 26, 1945 she married LaMar Stuckey, and he preceded her in death in 2004. She was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, where she had also taught Sunday School. She was also involved in prison ministry.

She is survived by two sons, Reginald Stuckey of Cincinnati, Ohio, and Bruce Stuckey of Hebron, Kentucky; five grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Ervin Beck, Jr., one sister, Imogene (Beck) Roth, and many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death besides her husband and parents, was one brother, Vincent Beck and one sister, Helen (Beck) Frey.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, December 30, 2011 at the Lockport Mennonite Church, with Pastor Steve Heatwole and Pastor Allen Rutter, officiating. Interment will follow in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Friday morning from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service. Grisier Funeral Home in Stryker has been entrusted with arrangements.

Grisier Funeral Home, Stryker, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stuckey, Mary Elizabeth Liechty
, 92, of Leo, IN died February 9, 2011 at Fort Wayne, IN.  She was born October 5, 1918 at Archbold, OH to Silas and Sarah (Frey) Liechty.  On May 29, 1943 at Leo, IN she was married to Jesse M. Stuckey, who was born January 13, 1922 and died October 21, 1978.

Surviving are a son, Jay (Elaine) Stuckey, 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Jesse (Margie) Liechty, Reuben (Ruth) Liechty, and Richard (Ruth) Liechty, and a sister, Ruth Shue.

Two sisters, Mildred Graber and Deliliah Seiler, and two brothers, Simon Liechty and Omer Liechty preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 12, 2011 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, IN with burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery, Leo, IN.

Submitted by: Elaine J. Stuckey, Leo, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 
 

Stuckey, Rutheda M. Grieser
, 87, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died March 12, 2011 at the same place.  She was born February 22, 1924 at to Albert and Priscilla (Vonier) Grieser.  She was married to Loren Stuckey.

Surviving are children, Dean (Colleen) Stuckey; Al (Judy) Stuckey; Glenda (Mark) Nofziger; Phil (Barb) Stuckey; daughters-in-law Marlene Stuckey & Lori (Stuckey) Aeschliman; 20 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.  Two son, Andrew Stuckey and Gary Stuckey preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 20, 2011 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Williams Co., OH.

Submitted by: Barb Crossgrove, Stryker, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
 

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Rutheda M. Stuckey
February 22, 1924 - March 12, 2011

Rutheda M. Stuckey, age 87 years, of Archbold, passed away late Saturday, March 12, 2011, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold. She was born February 22, 1924, near Pettisville, the daughter of Albert and Priscilla (Vonier) Grieser. She married Loren Stuckey on April 5, 1945, and he preceded her in death on May 1, 1990. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a homemaker and worked at Sauder Woodworking. She was a volunteer at Care and Share Tatter Club and Fairlawn Haven. She was an active member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.

She is survived by four children, Dean (Colleen) Stuckey of Stryker, Al (Judy) Stuckey and Glenda (Mark) Nofziger both of West Unity, and Phil (Barb) Stuckey of Archbold; two daughters-in-law, Marlene Stuckey of West Unity and Lori (Brian) Aeschliman of Archbold; 20 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Magdalene Grieser.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Gary Stuckey and Andrew Stuckey; three brothers, Kenneth Grieser, Royal Grieser, and Wayne Grieser; two sisters, Glada Zuercher and Edith Wyse.

Memorial Services will be held on Sunday at 3 PM at Lockport Mennonite Church with Pastors Steven Heatwole and Gloria Beck officiating. Interment will precede at 2:30 PM in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call at Fairlawn Chapel from 3 - 8 PM on Saturday. The family suggests that memorials be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Donor's Choice.

Source: Short Funeral Home
Archbold, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Stucky, Ransom Roy
, 87, of Moundridge, KS died March 14, 2011 at Wichita, Sedgwich Co., KS.  He was born January 9, 1924 at Alta Mill, Harvey Co., KS to John E. and Katie E. (Friesen) Stucky.  On October 24, 1948 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS he was married to Mary Kathryn Yoder, who was born June 29, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are children, Diana R. & Charles Graber; Clinton D. Stucky & Kim Lockwood; Brian D. & Nancy Stucky; Annette K. & Don Epp; and Janice L. & Dale Hershberger, 7 grandchildren, and a sister, Evelyn Frey.

His siblings, Fedora Mueller, Melba Nachtigal, and Jacob Stucky preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 19, 2011 at First Mennonite of Christian, Moundridge, McPherson Co., KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Becky Pohl, Moundridge, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Ransom Stucky, died Monday shortly after noon. They had taken him by ambulance to St. Francis in Wichita the day before with symptoms of a stroke, but those symptoms were relieved shortly, and it appeared he did not really have a stroke then, but maybe a TIA.  After an uncomfortable night and several visitors in the morning, he wanted to just take a nap.  After a while, his heart stopped, and they couldn't get it started again.  This was a blood clot to the lung. He died peacefully in his sleep.

From son, Brian Stucky


Stutzman, Bernice Hostetler
, 87, of Louisville, Stark Co., Ohio died December 13, 2011 at the same place. She was born to Aaron and Kathryn (Schmucker) Hostetlera and was married to Vernon Stutzman.

Surviving are children, Carol (David) Tournoux, Janine (Todd) Henderson, Judy Stutzman, Ed Stutzman, Galen (Bonnie) Stutzman, and Ron (Christine) Stutzman, 12 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 17, 2011 at Beech Mennonite Church, Louisville, Ohio.

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

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Bernice E. Stutzman, age 87, of Louisville, passed away Tuesday Dec. 13, 2011 in her home. She was born in Canton, Ohio, March 12, 1924 to the late Aaron and Kathryn (Schmucker) Hostetler. Bernice was a member of the Beech Mennonite Church where she had been a Sunday school teacher and was active with the ladies sewing circle.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon in 1993 and a brother, Vincent Hostetler.

Bernice is survived by three daughters, Carol (David) Tournoux and Janine (Todd) Henderson both of Louisville, Judy Stutzman of the home; three sons, Ed Stutzman of Greenville, N.C., Galen (Bonnie) Stutzman of Waxhaw, N.C., Ron (Christine) Stutzman of Louisville; two brothers, Mervin (Fern) Hostetler and Cletus Hostetler both of Harrisonburg, Va.; 12 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at the Beech Mennonite Church in Louisville with Pastor Dan King officiating. Calling hours will be from 6-8 p.m. Friday at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville and 1 hour before services at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Beech Mennonite Church, 10037 Easton St, N.E. Louisville, Ohio 44641.

Source: Stier - Israel Funeral Home
& Cremation Service
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stutzman, Edna E. Hoffman

Oct. 19, 1921 - Sept. 23, 2011

GOSHEN - Edna E. Stutzman, 89, died Friday, Sept. 23, 2011, at Courtyard Rehabilitation Center, Goshen.

She was born Oct. 19, 1921, in Ripon, Wis., to Carl and Ida (Wesner) Hoffman. She moved to this area in 1946. On Dec. 29, 1945, she married Clem Stutzman in Ripon. He died Nov. 23, 1997.

Surviving are daughters Betty (Stephen) Miller of Goshen and Beverly (Sam) Snyder of Brighton, Colo.; sons Jonathan (Teri) Stutzman of Spencerville, Eugene Stutzman of Goshen and Benjamin (Rita) Stutzman of Bentonville, Ark.; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and sister Betty Eichstedt of Ripon.

She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law Susan Kellock; sister Violet Gloyd; and brothers Edwin and Reuben Hoffman.

A homemaker, Mrs. Stutzman was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and from 10 a.m. Monday until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

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

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Stutzman, Edna E. Hoffman, 89, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died September 23, 2011 at the same place. She was born October 19, 1921 at Ripon, WI to Carl and Ida (Wesner) Hoffman. On December 29, 1945 at Ripon, WI she was married to Clem Stutzman, who died November 23, 1997.

Surviving are children, Betty (Stephen) Miller, Beverly (Sam) Snyder, Jonathan (Teri) Stutzman, Eugene Stutzman, and Benjamin (Rita) Stutman, 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Betty Eichstedt.

A daughter-in-law, Susan Kellock, a sister, Violet Gloyd, and two brothers, Edwin Hoffman and Reuben Hoffman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 26, 2011 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Forrest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury, Elkhart Co., IN.

Submitted by: Diane Lockwood, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Stutzman, Edward
, 87, of Millersburg, OH died April 7, 2011, at Walnut Hills Nursing Home in Walnut Creek, OH. He was born June 17, 1923, to Abe Stutzman and Martha "Mattie" (Miller) Stutzman Beechy. His wife, the former Doris E. Nussbaum, whom he married Nov. 21, 1953. He was a member of Berlin Mennonite Church.

Survived by his wife Doris and daughters, Marilyn (Douglas) Gingerich of Tallahassee, Fla.; and Karen (Todd) Smith of Killbuck, OH; grandchildren, Nick,
Tasha and Amber Schrock, Ashley, Joshua and Justin Gingerich; great-grandsons, Cristian and Jaxon Gingerich; and a brother, Dale Stutzman of Goshen, Ind.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded by a brother, Richard Stutzman; and a niece, Sharon Povick.

Funeral service was April 11, 2011 at Berlin Mennonite Church with Pastor Ernie Hershberger officiating. Burial will be in Berlin Cemetery.

Source: The Daily Record, April 9, 2011
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


 

Stutzman, Jennie L. Reisinger, 80, of Follett Rd., Wayne Township, Corry, Pa., died Sunday, November 20, 2011, at her residence. She was born October 19, 1931, in Bainbridge, Pa., a daughter of the late Karl and Ella Kesselring Reisinger.

Jennie was raised and educated in Bainbridge, Pa., Lancaster County, where she graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1948.

She moved to Corry in 1949 as a volunteer, teaching Bible School. She then married and stayed home to raise her family and help her husband on the family farm. When her children grew older, she worked for Corry Memorial Hospital as a nurse's aide, where she worked for 25 years. Jennie was also a volunteer for Corry Hospice and Love, Inc.

Mrs. Stutzman was a member of the Beaverdam Mennonite Church since 1952, where she taught Bible school and Sunday school.

She was president of the Women's Sewing Circle for many years, and volunteered with the International Gift Festival and Community Thanksgiving Dinner held at the Beaverdam Mennonite Church. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, tending to flowers, and quilting.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by a brother, Norman Reisinger and a grandson, Clay Graybill.

She is survived by her husband, Richard W. Stutzman, whom she married in Beaverdam, Pa., on September 6, 1952; two daughters, Diane Graybill and her husband, Todd, of Louisville, Ky., and Cathy Harms and her husband, David, of Corry, Pa.; a son, Richard L. Stutzman and his wife, Sherry, of Painesville, Ohio; and a brother, Ernest Reisinger and his wife, Alma, of Manheim, Pa. She is also survived by five grandchildren, Brent Stutzman and his wife, Susan, Brian Stutzman, Kelly Graybill, Matthew and Joshua Harms; and many nieces and nephews.

Friends may call at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry, PA, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and attend a memorial service at 11 a.m. on Saturday at the Beaverdam Mennonite Church, 17721 Rte 89, Corry, PA. Rev. Jay Conn will officiate.

Burial will be in Lawn Cemetery, Beaverdam.

Published in the Erie Times-News on November 21, 2011.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH



Stutzman, Jessica Lyn

MILFORD -- Jessica Lyn Stutzman, infant daughter of Nathan and Wanda Stutzman of 13316 N 200 W, Milford, died at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 31, 2011, at their residence, shortly after her birth.

Other survivors are her brother, James Lamar Stutzman at home; grandparents Norman and Rosemary Stutzman of Nappanee and Glen R. and Barbara Ann Miller of Milford; great-grandparents, Ervin and Loretta Miller of Middlebury, Ruby (Miller) Stutzman of Nappanee, Clara (Yoder) Miller of Milford and Eddie and Wilma (Yoder-Miller) Stutzman of Nappanee.

Friends may call after 5:30 p.m. today at the Glen R. Miller residence, 13426 N 200 W, Milford, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in West Union Center Cemetery.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
August 2, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Stutzman, Mervin D.
, 66
Stutzman, Viola 'Vi' E. Miller, 65,

Both of Mount Eaton, died Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Mervin was born in Canton on Aug. 26, 1944, to the late David J. and Pauline 'Polly' (Shrock) Stutzman. Viola was born in Stark County on Dec. 1, 1945, to the late Elmer and Elizabeth (Yoder) Miller. Mervin and Viola were united in marriage on March 14, 1970. Mervin was a truck driver and they attended the Mount Eaton Community Church.

They are survived by children, Larry (Candida) Stutzman of Mount Eaton and Rodney Stutzman; Mervin's siblings, Esther (John) Bontrager of North Canton, Lloyd (Nancy) Stutzman of Arizona, Catherine Mast of Plain City, Alma Schlabach of Hartville, Martha 'Betz' (John) Shrock of Mount Eaton and David (Helen) Stutzman of Hartville; and many nieces and nephews.

Memorial services will be held on Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Kidron Mennonite Church with Pastor Jeff Matthews officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. Private graveside services will be held. Spidell funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements. Online guest registration and condolences may be sent through the funeral home website at: www.spidellfuneralhome.com Spidell - Mount Eaton

Published in The Repository on January 16, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Editorial note: Murdered in their home, allegedly by their adopted son, Rodney.


Suderman, Lena Miller Slabach Borntrager

Oct. 3, 1912 - July 9, 2011

TOPEKA -- Lena Slabach Borntager Suderman passed onto her heavenly home Saturday morning, July 9, 2011, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

Lena was born Oct. 3, 1912, in LaGrange County to John S. Miller and Martha (Miller) Miller. She married Abraham Slabach on March 10, 1932. He passed away April 13, 1943. She later married Dan C. Borntrager on Nov. 4, 1949. He passed away Oct. 17, 1977. She married Bernard Suderman on Nov. 26, 1995. He preceded her in death.

Lena lived most of her life in the Topeka area. She was a member of Maple Grove Church and had volunteered at LaGrange Hospital, clothes and food basket and delivered Meals on Wheels.

She is survived by seven sons, Wilbur (Mary) Slabach of Wawaka, Lloyd (Deb) Slabach of Shipshewana, Wayne (Marilyn) Slabach of Wolcottville, Glen (Lynette) Slabach of Bristol, Robert (Shirley) Borntrager of Winter Haven, Fla., and Stanley (Barb) Borntrager of Indio, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Sharon Sommers; one stepson, John (Norma) Bontrager of Howe; one son-in-law, Edward Johnson of Rotunda West, Fla.; two daughter-in-laws, Audrey Sunderman of Goshen and Norma (John) Borntrager of Howe; 14 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mattie (Wilson) Swantz of Kalona, Iowa, and Katie (Enos) Miller of LaGrange.

She was preceded in death by three husbands; a stillborn son, Larry Slabach; her parents; three brothers, Ervin, John Jr. and Samuel; six sisters, Elizabeth, Sarah, Neoma, Clara, Edna and Mary; three stepdaughters, Mary Christner, Amelia Johnson and Lydia Hawkins; and one stepson, Lamar Suderman.

A funeral service in Lena's honor will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 14, 2011, at Maple Grove Church, 806 S. Main St., Topeka, IN 46571, with Pastor Harold Gingerich and Pastor Barry St. Clair officiating. Burial will follow at Bontrager Cemetery. Pallbearers are Chris, Marc, Jeff and Fritz Slabach, Kenny Christner and Jerry Hawkins. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 12, 2011, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, 2011, at Maple Grove Church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Maple Grove Church, Clothes and Food Basket, 201 N. Detroit St.; Lagrange, IN 46761, or Faith Mission, P.O. Box 162; Elkhart, IN 46516.

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



Suderman, Paul H.


Nov. 11, 1926 - Nov. 30, 2011

HILLSBORO, Kan. - Paul H. Suderman, 85, of Hillsboro, died Nov. 30, 2011, at Newton Medical Center in Newton.

He was born Nov. 11, 1926, in Hillsboro to J.F. and Agatha (Hiebert) Suderman. He was a farmer. He married Elda R. Ensz on April 5, 1952, in Reedley, Calif. She died in 2004.

Surviving are sons Greg (Beth) Suderman of Elkhart, Ind., and Barry (Elaine) Suderman of Tulsa, Okla.; daughters Dena (Ron) Braun of North Newton and Ronda (Nick) King of rural Hillsboro; sister Laura Goertzen of Aurora, Neb.; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by brother Melvin Suderman in 1926 and sister Malinda Suderman in 2007.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at Jost Funeral Home, Hillsboro. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 6, at Ebenfeld Mennonite Church in rural Hillsboro with Pastor Gaylord Goertzen officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Ebenfeld Cemetery, also in rural Hillsboro.

Memorials may be to Parkside, MCC Food Relief or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice. Online condolences may be emailed to [email protected]

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



Supplee, Elizabeth "Lizzie" L. Moyer
, 95, of Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA died October 11, 2011) at the same place from coronary artery disease. She was born July 4, 1916 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Vincent and Mary Ellen (Landis) Moyer. On December 12, 1963 in Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Patrick L. Supplee, who was born December 3, 1931 and died October 5, 2003.

Surviving are a daughter, Betty Wismer and husband Paul, 2 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and a sister, Esther Swartley.

A granddaughter, Allyse Elizabeth Rittenhouse, an infant brother, Clarence Moyer, and sisters: Eva Nyce, Kathryn Moyer, Mary Ellen Anders, Maggie Willouer, Ada Alderfer, and Marian Godshall preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 16, 2011 at Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery, Telford, PA.

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



Swanson, Letha M. Harter Nafziger


July 26, 1924 - March 3, 2011

WAKARUSA -- Letha M. Swanson, 86, of Wakarusa, died at 7:10 a.m. Thursday (March 3, 2011) at Miller's Merry Manor.

She was born July 26, 1924, in Wakarusa to Bertha (Weldy) and Earl Harter. On April 20, 1947, she married Dale J. Nafziger. He died Dec. 5, 1978. She married Donald J. Swanson on March 19, 1983. He died Feb. 16, 2001.

Surviving are a son, Larry (Cathy) Nafziger of Wakarusa; daughters Joyce (Mike) Coffey of Granger and Karen (Bill) Donaldson of Tonopah, Nev.; stepson Donald Swanson of LaPorte; stepdaughter Karen Swanson of LaPorte; brother Wayne (Barbara) Harter of Wakarusa; six grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Miriam Nunemaker and Violet Schrock.

Letha graduated in 1942 from Wakarusa High School. She was a mail carrier for the Wakarusa Post Office and a member of the Holdeman Mennonite Church and the Elkhart County Campers Association.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, March 6, 2011, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Holdeman Mennonite Church, 65723 CR. 1, Wakarusa. Pastor Bj Leichty will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Holdeman Mennonite Church.

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

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Swanson, Letha M. Harter Nafziger, 86, of Wakarusa, IN died March 3, 2011 at the same place from natural causes.  She was born July 26, 1924 at Wakarusa, IN to Earl and Bertha (Weldy) Harter.  On March 19, 1983 she was married to Donald J. Swanson, who died February 16, 2001.  Her first marriage was to Dale J. Nafziger on April 20, 1947.  He died Dec. 5, 1978.

Surviving are children, Larry (Cathy) Nafziger; Joyce (Mike) Coffey; and Karen (Bill) Donaldson; stepchildren, Donald (Felisa) Swanson; and Karen Swanson,

6 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Wayne (Barbara) Harter.

Two sisters, Miriam Nunemaker and Violet Schrock preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2011 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN.

Submitted by: Loretta Newcomer
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Swartzendruber, Cecil Charles


GOSHEN -- Cecil Charles Swartzendruber, 71, died Monday (Jan. 24, 2011) at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida, after a stroke on Jan. 17, 2011.

He was born April 19, 1939, to the late Walter and Bessy (Caul) Swartzendruber at the family home in Huron County, Mich. On May 14, 1961, he married Erma Kauffman in Goshen. She survives.

Also surviving are sons Roger (Kami) and Jeff Swartzendruber, both of Goshen; daughter Debra (Shane) Gascho of Mount Pleasant; five grandchildren; brother Winston (Corrine) Swartzendruber of Ephrata, Pa.; and uncles Edd and Claude Swartzendruber, both of Goshen. He was preceded in death by an infant son.

He was owner and operator of Cecil's Heating and Cooling until retiring in 2008. A member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church, he was an avid fisherman and enjoyed collecting clocks.

Visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Revs. Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate. Burial will be at Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Jefferson Brethren Food Pantry or Pleasant View Mennonite Church.

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

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Swarzendruber, Cecil Charles, 71, of Goshen, IN died January 24, 2011, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida. He was born on April 19, 1939 to Walter and Bessy (Caul) Swartzendruber at the family home in Huron County, Michigan.   He married Erma Kauffman on May 14, 1961 in Goshen.  

A member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Survivied by his wife Erma and sons, Roger (Kami) Swartzendruber and Jeff Swartzendruber, both of Goshen, IN; a daughter, Debra (Shane) Gascho of Mount Pleasant, MI; five grandchildren; a brother, Winston (Corrine) Swartzendruber of Ephrata, PA; and two uncles, Edd and Claude Swartzendruber, both of Goshen, IN.

Funeral service was January 29, 2011 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Pastors Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate. Burial was at Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery Goshen, IN.

Source; Yoder-Culp Funeral Home Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Swartzendruber, Dean

Aug. 14, 1927 - Aug. 22, 2011

KALONA, Iowa -- Dean Swartzendruber, 84, passed away Monday, Aug. 22, 2011, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

A celebration of life service will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 26, 2011, at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church in rural Kalona. Burial will be in West Union Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, where the family will greet friends from 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Dean was born Aug. 14, 1927, near Wellman, Iowa, to Edward L. and Katherine (Erb) Swartzendruber. Dean married Lois Bergey on Sept. 3, 1949, at Doylestown, Pa.

He is survived by his wife, Lois; children Pat (Loren) Swartzendruber of Harrisonburg, Va., Richard (Donna) of Wellman, Fred (Mina) of Goshen, Ind., Scott (Jan) of Kalona, Cindy (Dan) Steiner of Goshen and Kris (Morris) Miller of Bradenton, Fla.; 16 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters Ruth (Alvin) Grasse of Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, and Mary Lechner of Seward, Alaska.

Memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice or Mennonite Mission Network.

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



Swartzentruber, Carl Emerson

Born: March 22, 1919
Died: September 21, 2011

Services:
Funeral Service 2:00 P.M., Sunday, September 25, 2011 at Howard-Miami Mennonite Church
Visitation, 2:00 to 6:00 P.M., Saturday at the church

Carl Emerson Swartzentruber, 9536 S. 300 E. McGrawsville, went home to be with his Lord on Wed., September 21, 2011 at North Woods Village in Kokomo, IN.

Carl was born March 22, 1919 in Miami County, IN the son of Andrew and Clara Troyer Swartzentruber. Carl married Esther Mughmaw on August 31, 1945 and she preceded him in death on December 23, 1995.

Carl was a semi-truck driver for 43 years. He also operated a trucking service for several years. He fascinated his family with stories of his trucking days. He also enjoyed fishing, motorcycling and snowmobiling.

He was a member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church where he served in various positions. The position he enjoyed most was serving as custodian. Carl and Esther served in that position for more than 20 years.

Carl also enjoyed going to see his grandchildren and great-grandchildren participate in their sporting events.

Carl was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his son, Dean Swartzentruber and his wife Cleona of Fishers, IL; a daughter, Clarajean Sommers and her husband Roger of McGrawsville; six grandchildren, Christina and Kevin Gingerich of Kokomo, IN, Ryan and Linda Sommers of South Bend, IN, Robert and Kristin Sommers of Sweetser, IN, Josh and Gretchen Swartzentruber of Normal, IL, Andy and Jill Swartzentruber of Fisher, IL and Heidi and Dave McGregor of Lovington, IL; and great-grandchildren, Kathryn Jean Gingerich, Kindra Gingerich, Carl Gingerich, Samuel Sommers, Brayden Sommers, Anika Sommers, Addison Stotler, Elexis Swartzentruber, Ethan Swartzentruber, Logan Swartzentruber, Jake McGregor and Avery McGregor.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Esther, and a sister Vesta Hochstedler Miller.

A service celebrating the life of Carl E. Swartzentruber will be at 2:00 P.M., Sunday, September 25, 2011 at the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, 3976 E. 1400 S., Kokomo, IN with Pastors Randy Detweiler and Lee Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Santa Fe Cemetery. Family and friends will gather from 2:00 to 6:00 P.M. Saturday at the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church or the St Jude Children's Research Hospital

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

Source: Laird-Eddy Funeral Home
Amboy, IN, Sept. 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Swartzentruber, Katie Ann Schrock Yoder
, 87 of Kalona, IA, died June 18, 2011 at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. She was born June 2, 1924 in Hartville, Ohio to Peter and Katie (Miller) Schrock.

She has lived in the Kalona community since 1944. On January 1, 1945 she married Ray Yoder in Kalona, he died in July of 1948. On July 3, 1949 she married Eli Swartzentruber in Kalona. She was a member of the Sunnyside Mennonite Church. She was a lifetime member of the Kalona Area Chamber of Commerce, and she managed the Kalona state fair booth for many years.

Katie is survived by five children Verton Yoder (Pat) of Mishawaka, IN; Barb Miller (John) of Kalona; Laban Swartzentruber (Kathy) of Junction City, KS; Joe Swartzentruber (Deb) of Kalona; Jim Swartzentruber (Sherry) of Kalona; 14 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; two brothers - Mose Schrock of Hartville, OH; Sam Schrock of Townville, PA; and two sisters - Lydiann Weaver of Elroy, IN; and Barbara Coblentz of Belle Center, OH.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband’s Ray and Eli; a grandchild; and six brothers and sisters.

Funeral Services will be held June 21, 2011 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona. Pastor’s John King, Floyd Helmuth and Floyd Yutzy will officiate. Burial will be in the Fairview Cemetery.

Source: Yoder-Powell Funeral Home.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Sweeney, Mark John

MIDDLEBURY -- Mark John Sweeney, 50, of Middlebury, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, May 7, 2011.

He was born June 25, 1960, in Cook County, Ill. At age 10, he came to live with Laban and Agnes Hochstetler.

He is survived by his parents in Middlebury; brothers Edwin Hochstetler of Goshen, Nate (Jan) Hochstetler of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, and John (Denise) Hochstetler of Middlebury; and sisters Joanna (Oren) Yoder of Hutchinson, Kan., Judy (Willard) Martin of Goshen, Elsie Mast of Mountain View, Ark., and Mary Lou Gingerich of Plain City, Ohio.

Brother Wilbur Hochstetler, brothers-in-law Lowell Mast and Mark Gingerich and nephews Andrew Yoder and Jaron Martin are deceased.

He was a member of Fairhaven Church and dearly loved his friends there. Mark was happiest when surrounded by his family and many friends.

Calling will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today and one hour prior to Wednesday's 10 a.m. funeral service, all at Fairhaven Church, S.R. 4, Goshen. Bishop Wilbur Yoder and the home ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials can be given to Project Promise.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 10, 2011
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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