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Lazarus Project

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

2013 C to F


Cardell, Lydia Arlene Byler ; . . Cassel, Mahlon E. ; . . Charles, Abram H. ; . . Chupp, Carolyn Sue Mast ; . . Chupp, Ella M. Hochstetler ; . . Chupp, Ernest ; . . Clemmer, Betty "Lizzie" Hackman ; . . Clemmer, James D. ; . . Clemmer, Jean D. Delp ; . . Coblentz, Paul A. ; . . Conley, Hazel Marie Bohn ; . . Conrad, Willard Dean ; . . Cordell, Beulah G. Martin ; . . Cressman, Mervin ; . . Critchfield, Earla Jean Frey Schmidt ; . . Danner, James Richard ; . . Daub, John Joseph ; . . Delagrange, Marvin L. ; . . Delp, Dale N. ; . . Denlinger, Annis E. Eshleman ; . . Denlinger, Ellis R.; . . Derstein, Paul G. ; . . Derstine, Irene B. Souder ; . . Dettwiler, Sheldon Lorne; . . Detweiler, Allen S. ; . . Detweiler, Betty Jean Halteman ; . . Detweiler, Irma T. ; . . Detweiler, Wilmer Benner ; . . Detwiler, Dorothy L. Ziegler ; . . Diener, Jacob E. ; . . Diener, Menno ; . . Diller, J. Robert ; . . Dise, Sara B. Smoker ; . . Doeksen, Esther Evelyn Enns ; . . Dudley, Grace ; . . Dyck, Anita Helen Friesen ; . . Dyck, Elva Mae "Evie" Hershberger ; . . Dyck, Susie Wiebe ; . . Eash, Anna Irene Shetler Peachey ; . . Eash, Benjamin Ross ; . . Eash, Betty Stutzman ; . . Eash, Homer F. ; . . Eash, Polly N. Miller ; . . Eash, Wanetia Katie Miller; . . Eberly, Earl L. ; . . Ebersole, David Horst ; . . Ebersole, Wilbur M. "Red" ; . . Eby, Esther L. Miller ; . . Eby, Ethel May ; . . Eby, Evelyn Mellinger ; . . Eby, Jonas Elbert ; . . Eby, Joseph E. ; . . Eby, Martin Landis ; . . Eby, Robert Stehman ; . . Ediger, Anna R. Pauls ; . . Eichelberger, Duane ; . .Eicher, Amos S. ; . . Eicher, Nathan John ; . . Eigsti, Joseph M. ; . . Ellison, Chris; . . Enns, Rachel Martha Nickel ; . . Enns, Sara ; . . Epp, John Peter ; . . Erb, Betty L. ; . . Erb, Fern Irene Troyer ; . . Esbenshade, Arlene B. Rutt ; . . Esch, George F. ; . . Esh, Susie F. Beiler ; . . Eshleman, James M. ; . . Eshleman, Lois Martin ; . . Falb, Esther E. Beechy ; . . Farling, Frederick "Fritz" D. ; . . Fehring, John R. ; . . Fisher, Ada S. Stoltzfus ; . . Fisher, Ruth Amelia ; . . Fox, Anna E. ; . . Frank, Virginia Mae Sauder ; . . Franz, Bernice Pearl Borthwick ; . . Freed, Cleta Stover ; . . Fretz, J. Herbert ; . . Frey, Gregory Paul ; . . Frey, Ida G. Shank ; . . Frey, James J. ; . . Frey, Susan Adele Smeltzer ; . . Freyenberger, William F. ; . . Fricke, Lena Molter ; . . Friesen, Helen Martens ; . . Froese, Doris Jane Thiesen ; . . Fry, Orva D. ; . .


Cardell, Lydia Arlene Byler
, 89, of Hatfield, PA died February 17, 2013 at Lansdale, Montgomery Co., PA. She was born February 19, 1923 at Burton, OH to Jacob and Lizzie (Yoder) Byler. On October 23, 1965 she was married to Thomas Cardell, who died January 13, 2001.

Surviving is a sister, Martha Byler.

Memorial services were held February 25, 2013 at Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery, Telford, PA.

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



Cassel, Mahlon E.
, 87, of Souderton, PA died April 5, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. He was born November 14, 1925 in Line Lexington, Pennsylvania to Mahlon & Elsie (Detweiler) Cassel. He was the loving husband of the late Elizabeth (Bergey) Cassel for 60 years. Mahlon was a life member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church where he served as a former Sunday school teacher, Sunday school Superintendent and trustee.

Mahlon and his wife enjoyed traveling to visit their children and friends in Mexico, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Brazil and Canada. Mahlon volunteered at the Care & Share Thrift Shoppes and Meals on Wheels. He and his wife also volunteered in Florida and Alaska with SOOP.

Survived by his four daughters, Lucille Weaver of Perkasie, PA, Esther Mast & husband, Darrel of Lancaster, PA, Beth Kolb & husband, Paul of Spring City, PA, Marilyn Hanger & husband, Kirk of Alexandria, VA; his son, Timothy Cassel & wife, Cheryl of Harrisonburg, VA; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; his brother, Gerald Cassel & wife, Shirley of Mount Pleasant, MI and his sister, Janet Gane & husband, Fred of Telford, PA;

In addition to his parents and wife, Mahlon was preceded in death by his son, James B. Cassel and his sister, Doris Parmer.

A funeral service was April 9, 2013 at Line Lexington Mennonite Church. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Charles, Abram H.
, 81, of Lancaster,PA died April 17, 2013. Born in Manor Township, he was the son of the late Abram B. and Anna Charles. He was the husband of Ruth Keller Charles with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage in March.

He was ordained pastor of Millersville Mennonite Church in 1962 for 15 years and then served as Bishop of the Manor District Churches for 23 years, retiring in 2000. Abe's love for the church was evident through faithful service in many different avenues of the church.

Survived by his wife Ruth and six children: Carol, wife of David Peachey of Mifflinburg, Clifford, husband of Nancy Herr of Lancaster, Sharon, wife of Richard Weaver of Lititz, Phyllis, wife of Douglas Beachy of Ohio, Brenda, wife of James Musser of Ephrata, and Rosene of Lancaster; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; two brothers: Roy, husband of Elsie Mellinger of Strasburg and John, husband of Blanche Mummau of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Mary Kreider and Elizabeth Charles.

A Funeral Service was April 22, 2013 at the Millersville Mennonite Church, Millersville, PA with the Rev. Wesley Penner and Bishop Samuel Thomas officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Original Source: Lancaster OnLine.com
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Chupp, Carolyn Sue Mast

Dec. 23, 1967 - July 6, 2013

ETNA GREEN - Carolyn Sue (Mast) Chupp, 45, of Etna Green, passed away at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, July 6, 2013, at home.

She was born Dec. 23, 1967, to Marvin and Sylvia (Schmucker) Mast.

She married Merle D. Chupp on May 12, 1988.

She leaves to mourn her passing her husband; sons Steven Lynn and Darrin Lamar Chupp; and three daughters, Susan Elaine, Laura Beth and Doris Ann Chupp, all at home; three brothers, Lamar Mast of Etna Green, Paul Mast of South Bend and Galen Mast of Bourbon; two sisters Linda (Floyd) Hochstetler of Nappanee and Rosemary Mast of Etna Green; and sister-in-law Anita (Miller) Mast of Nappanee.

Friends may call at the family home, 8200 W. 640 N., Etna Green, after 1 p.m. Sunday, July 7, 2013, and all day Monday, July 8, 2013. Funeral services will take place at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 9, 2013, at Jake Beechy's home, 8611 W. 750 N., Etna Green. Bishop Walter Schwartz and the Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in Graber Cemetery.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 7, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Chupp, Ella M. Hochstetler

April 24, 1923 - June 23, 2013

GOSHEN - Ella Mae Chupp, 90, formerly of Millersburg, passed away late Sunday night, June 23, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

She was born April 24, 1923, in Colon, Mich., to William and Lydia (Yoder) Hochstetler.

She married Levi M. Chupp on Nov. 24, 1945, in Denison, Iowa. He died June 9, 1999.

She is survived by four children, Sara Jean Zook of Goshen, Susie (Lynn) Kauffman of Middlebury, Sheryle (Robert) Barden of Elkhart and William Dean (Jane) Chupp of Bristol; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and twin brother Albert (Lizzie) Hochstetler of Sturgis, Mich.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ervin, Amos, Alvin, Eli and Sylvanus Hochstetler, and three sisters, Mary Bontrager, Lizzie Lehman and Sarah Yoder.

She was an area resident since 1953. Mrs. Chupp, a homemaker, was known for her skills as a seamstress. She was a member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and again from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Burial will follow the visitation. A 10:30 a.m. Friday memorial service will be at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Pastor David Hathaway will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton Brick Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 25, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Chupp, Ella Mae Hochstetler, 90, of Goshen and formerly of Millersburg, IN died June 23, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care. She was born April 24, 1923 in Colon, Michigan, to William and Lydia (Yoder) Hochstetler. She married Levi M. Chupp November 24, 1945 in Denison, Iowa. He died June 9, 1999. She was a member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church.

She is survived by four children, Sara Jean Zook of Goshen, Susie (Lynn) Kauffman of Middlebury, Sheryle (Robert) Barden of Elkhart, and William Dean (Jane) Chupp of Bristol; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and twin brother, Albert (Lizzie) Hochstetler, Sturgis, Michigan.

She was preceded in death by five brothers, Ervin, Amos, Alvin, Eli and Sylvanus Hochstetler and three sisters, Mary Bontrager, Lizzie Lehman and Sarah Yoder. An area resident since 1953, Mrs. Chupp, a homemaker, was known for her skills as a seamstress.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, June 27, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and again from 9 to 10 a.m., Friday, June 28, at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Burial will follow the visitation. A memorial service was June 28, 2013 at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Pastor David Hathaway will officiate.

Source: Yoder-Culp Funeral Home Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Chupp, Ernest

Nov. 29, 1915 - Jan. 28, 2013

GOSHEN - Ernest Chupp, 97, died Monday night, Jan. 28, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born Nov. 29, 1915, in Elkhart County to Henry and Fannie (Weirick) Chupp.

On Jan. 15, 1939, he married Elsie Miller. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Delbert L. (Janice) Chupp of Elkhart and Ron M. (MaryColette) Chupp of Jim Thorpe, Pa.; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Nancy Garber; four sisters, Susie Eash, Minnie Hostetler, Mary Hershberger and Margaret Chupp; and a brother, Ora Chupp.

Mr. Chupp spent most of his life in Elkhart County, owning and operating Chupp's Garage. As a member of Gideons International, he volunteered his time in jail ministry in Goshen.

Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where there will be a 1 p.m. funeral service. Pastor Brian Whidden of Calvary Assembly of God will officiate. Burial will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gideons International.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 30, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Clemmer, Betty "Lizzie" Hackman
, 90, a resident of Souderton Mennonite Homes since 2007, died October 27, 2013. Born March 21, 1923, in Franconia Twp, she was the daughter of the late Levi M. and Lizzie (Brunner) Hackman. She was the wife of Paul B. Clemmer. They celebrated their 71st anniversary on October 3, 2013. She and her husband enjoyed winters in Florida. She was member of Souderton Mennonite Church where she formerly taught Sunday school & Bible school class, she volunteered at the Souderton Mennonite Homes for over 21 years and also volunteered at the Care & Share Thift Shoppes in Souderton.

Surviving in addition to her husband are four children: Geraldine "Gerry" Loux and her husband, Robert of Pennsburg, Ronald Clemmer and his wife, Mary of Mertztown, Carolyn Alderfer and her husband, Charles of Telford, David Clemmer and his wife, Rebecca of Ridley Park, 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren and a brother, Charles Hackman of Souderton and a sister, Beulah Derstine and her husband, Gerald of Bradenton Florida.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Esther Gehman, Dorothy Derstine, Catherine Gross and Levi Hackman.

Her funeral service was November 2, 2013 at the Chapel at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA.

Source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home and Crematory Souderton, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, 2013



Clemmer, James D.
, 86, of Souderton, PA died April 10, 2013 at Grand View Hospital. Jim was born April 8, 1927 in Sellersville, PA to the late Lester & Martha (Derstine) Clemmer. He was the loving husband of Ethel Y. (Alderfer) Clemmer for 65 years.

Jim was a member of the Gideons International and Souderton Mennonite Church where he formerly served as an elder, Sunday school teacher, church council chair and trustee.

Survived by his wife Ethael and daughter, Karen J. Clemmer of Souderton, PA; his four sons, Kenneth Clemmer & wife, Gayle of Harleysville, PA, Gerald Clemmer & wife, Lydia of Souderton, PA, Michael Clemmer & wife, April of Harleysville, PA, Andrew Clemmer & wife, Pamela of Hagerstown, MD; 12 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren and his sister, Susan Steiner & husband, Sam of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

A funeral service was April 13, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Church.

Original source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory
Souderton, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Clemmer, Jean D. Delp
, 90, of Souderton, PA died January 25, 2013 at the same place. She was born April 2, 1922 and was married to Roy C. Clemmer, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Jonathan, Justine Pletcher, Robert, Janice Kaufman, Lisa Yoder, 13 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held January 31, 2013 at Mennonite Community Church, Souderton, PA.

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

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Jean D. Clemmer, 90 of Souderton, went home to her Lord on Friday, January 25, 2013. She was the wife of the late Roy C. Clemmer.

Born on April 2, 1922 in Souderton, she was a daughter of the late Jacob and Ellen (Delp) Godshall.

Jean was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Lansdale.

A loving mother and grandmother she is survived by her children Jonathan Clemmer (Betty) of Telford, Justine Pletcher (Ken) of Goshen, IN, Robert Clemmer of Chambersburg, Janice Kauffman (Roland) of Dalton, OH and Lisa Yoder (Gary) of Goshen, IN, 13 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 10-11 am on Thursday January 31, at Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St. Souderton, where a funeral service will follow at 11 am in the Summit View Auditorium. Interment will be private.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Jean's name to Grand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave, Sellersville, PA 18960.

Source: Williams-Bergey-Koffel Funeral Home
Montgomery Co., PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Coblentz, Paul A.
, 92, of Millersburg, OH died October 11, 2013 at the home of his caretakers, David and Clara Miller of Wooster, OH. He was born on November 6, 1920 to Andrew and Emma (Troyer) Coblentz and married Ella Beachy on January 11, 1949. She survives. He was a member of Gospel Haven Mennonite Church in Benton, OH.

Survived by his wife Ella and children, Roy Coblentz and Willis (Ruth) Coblentz, both of Millersburg, David (Valletta) Coblentz of Waynesboro, PA, Paul Jr. (Mary) Coblentz of Fredericksburg, Anna Ruth (Mark) Kaufman of Sugarcreek, Jacob (Joann) Coblentz of Millersburg, Philip (Elsie) Coblentz of Lewisville and Samuel (Lori) Coblentz of Hartville; 29 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; sisters, Fannie Yoder of Sugarcreek and Mary Coblentz of Fredericksburg; a brother, Roy Coblentz of Belle Center.

Funeral service was October 13, 2013 at the Gospel Haven Mennonite Church in Benton with Pastor Dennis Mullet officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Source: Spidell Funeral home Mount Eaton,OH
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, 2013



Conley, Hazel Marie Bohn
, 78, of Fort Dodge, passed away on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Monday July 1,2013 at 4:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Laufersweiler-Sicvers Funeral Home with the Rev. Phil Somsen, Chaplain at Unity Point Health, officiating. A visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of the services on Monday at the funeral home.

Hazel is survived by her husband, Paul; sons, Rick Carlson and his wife Sheila; Jeroll "Sam" Conley; daughter, Ronna Schamerhorn and her husband Mark, all of Dublin, GA; 8 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren.

Hazel is preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Eleanor (Tabb) Bohn; grandsons, Pat Conley and John Conley; two brothers and one sister.

Hazel Marie Bohn was born on October 19,1934, to Joseph and Eleanor Bohn in Manson. She was educated in Pomeroy and Manson Schools, graduating from Manson High School. Following her eduction Hazel was a secretary at National Gypsum and Globe Union. She had also worked as an aid at the Lutheran Hospital in Fort Dodge. She married Paul Conley and the couple were self-employed working side by side for over 40 years,

Hazel was a Sunday school teacher and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. Family was the most important thing to Hazel.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.

Source: The Messenger, Fort Dodge, Iowa
June 28,2013
Submitted by: D. Richard Miller, Goshen, IN



Conrad, Willard Dean
, 88, of Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas died August 2, 2013 at the same place. He was born April 4, 1925 and was married to Hettie Conrad.

Surviving are children, Cathy Conrad, Dan Conrad, Steve Conrad, Sara Conrad, and Nancy Conrad Schroeder.

He was a Pastor and a Hesston College Instructor.

Memorial services were held August 8, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in Eastlawn, Hesston, KS.

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



Cordell, Beulah G. Martin
, 85, of Chambersburg, PA died December 24, 2013 at Waynesboro, PA. She was born January 8, 1928 at Hagerstown, MD to Charles and Lula (Holsinger) Martin. On May 17, 1947 she was married to Merle Cordell, who survives.

Surviving are children, Doris E Lehman, Ruby M. Gontz, David E. Cordell, and Richard M. Cordell; five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 29, 2013 at Marion Mennonite Church:, Chambersburg, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Joyce Lehman, Chambersburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Cordell Beulah Martin, 85, of Chambersburg, PA died December 24, 2013 at Waynesboro, Franklin Co., PA from a ruptured aortic abdominal aneurysm. She was born January 8, 1928 at Hagerstown Maryland to Charles and Lula (Holsinger) Martin. On May 17, 1947 at the bride's home, Reid, Maryland she was married to Bishop Merle G. Cordell, who was born July 15, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are children, Doris, Ruby {Delbert}, David {Trish}, and Richard {Sandra}; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Elsie, and Miriam {Edward}, and two brothers, Thurman {Ruth}, and Nathan.

Two brothers, Glenn, and Leonard preceded her in death.

She was noted for her Cordell flower gardens. She owned Beulah Cordell Ceramics. She also kept a daily diary for over 50 years.

Memorial services were held December 29, 2013 at Marion Mennonite Church, Marion, Franklin Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Merle G. Cordell, Chambersburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Cressman, Mervin
, 73, of West Montrose, Ontario, Canada died March 6, 2013 at Waterloo, Ontario. He was born September 10, 1939 to Daniel and Magdalena (Martin) Cressman. On June 30, 1972 he was married to Diane Douglas, who was born October 7, 1949 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Daryl (Rosalynn) Cressman, and one grandchild.

A sister, Erma (Cressman) Dettwiler, and a brother, Curtis Cressman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 12, 2013 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



Critchfield, Earla Jean Frey Schmidt
, 84, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died September 17, 2013 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS. She was born January 14, 1929 at Goessel, KS to Edward and Augusta (Neufeld) Frey. On September 17, 1960 she was married to Hershel Critchfield, who died March 30, 1989.

Surviving are children, Robert (Tammy) Schmidt; Darrell (Jane) Schmidt; and Norman (Denise) Critchfield; seven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, a brother, Marlin (Deane) Frey, and a sister, Nila (Duane) Chambers.

Her first husband, Richard L. Schmidt (married March 15, 1949) died August 1, 1959.and a brother, Raymond (LuEtta) Frey, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 21, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

Submitted by: Norma Diller
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Danner, James Richard

James Richard Danner, 76, of New Oxford, entered into God's eternal care on Thursday, Feb. 7 at his home with his loving family by his side.

Born Jan. 6, 1937 in Hanover, he was the son of the late Richard E. and Annie E. (Ness) Danner. James was the loving husband of Dorcas M. (Reed) Danner with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

James was a member of Hanover Mennonite Church where he was a devoted minister for over 45 years and was a life-long farmer.
In addition to his wife, James is survived by four children, Gloria L. Danner of New Oxford, Glenda L. Martin and husband Timothy of Spring Grove, Michael D. Danner and wife Dorinda of Gettysburg and Merlin D. Danner and wife Rachel of New Oxford, 15 grandchildren, one great granddaughter, one brother, Walter Danner and wife Lois of Hanover, two sisters, Naomi Wolff and Elizabeth Herr, both of Hanover.

He was preceded in death by one infant sister, Ruth Danner and two brothers-in-law, John Wolff and Bradley Herr.

A funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at Calvary Bible Church located at 603 Wilson Avenue, Hanover. Burial will be in York Road Cemetery, Hanover. Viewings will be held on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Hanover Mennonite Church located at 563 Broadway, Hanover, as well as from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Hanover Mennonite Church.
The Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, has been entrusted by the family with the funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.kenworthyfh.com.

GettysburgTimes.com
February 9, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Danner, James Richard, 76, of New Oxford, PA, died February 7, 2013. Born January 6, 1937 in Hanover, PA, to Richard E. and Annie E. (Ness) Danner. He was the husband of Dorcas M. (Reed) Danner with whom he shared 54 years of marriage.

James was a member of Hanover Mennonite Church where he was a devoted ­minister for over 45 years.

Survived by his wife Dorcus, four children, Gloria L. Danner of New Oxford, PA, Glenda L. Martin and husband Timothy of Spring Grove, PA, Michael D. Danner and wife Dorinda of Gettysburg, PA, Merlin D. Danner and wife Rachel of New Oxford, PA; 15 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; one brother, Walter Danner and wife Lois of Hanover, PA; two sisters, Naomi Wolff and Elizabeth Herr, both of Hanover, PA. He was preceded in death by one infant sister, Ruth Danner, and two brothers-in-law, John Wolff and Bradley Herr.

A funeral service was February 12, 2013 at Calvary Bible Church, Hanover, PA. Burial was in York Road Cemetery, Hanover, PA.

Source: Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., Hanover, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Daub, John Joseph
, 72, of Keswick, Virginia died June 27, 2013 at the same place. He was born February 21, 1941 at New York, New York. On June 10, 1988 he was married to Jeanette Daub, who was born August 10, 1953 and survives.

Surviving are children, Debbie Daub (Dominic); Daniel Daub; and John Daub (Mary Jane), seven grandchildren, and a sister, Florence Steimle (Kenny).

Memorial services were held July 1, 2013 at Springdale Mennonite Church Waynesboro Virginia.

Submitted by: Nancy Stoll
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Delagrange, Marvin L.

July 17, 1943 - May 20, 2013

MILLERSBURG - Marvin Lee Delagrange, 69, of Millersburg, died at 12:30 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born July 17, 1943, in Allen County to the late John C. and Irene Mae (Leichty) Delagrange. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Joseph Delagrange. On Oct. 18, 1969, at Emma Mennonite Church, he married Linda C. Tyson.

His wife; daughters Gayle Delagrange of Millersburg and Amber (Eric) Troyer of LaGrange; grandchildren Cheyenne Kehr and Chase Lemons; siblings Clara (Romayne) Bender and Elvin (Marlene) Delagrange of Middlebury; half-brothers Allen (Wanda) and Garold (Janet) Delagrange, both of Millersburg, and Harold Delagrange of Elkhart, survive.

His stepfather preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Thursday May 23, 2013, funeral service, all at Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka. Pastors Gene Hartman and Derrick Ramer of the church and Marvin's cousin, pastor Don Delagrange, will officiate. Burial will be in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to the LaGrange County Cancer Society.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 22, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Delp, Dale N.
, 72, of Harleysville, PA died June 18, 2013 at Rockhill Mennonite Community. Dale was born December 1, 1940 in Vernfield, PA to the late Norman & Hannah (Nyce) Delp. He was the husband of Arlene (Landis) Delp for 52 years. He was a member of Towamencin Mennonite Church where he served as a church elder.

Survied by his wife Arlene and his two sons, Michael Delp & wife, Wendy of Pine Grove, PA, Todd Delp & wife, Michelle of Ulster, PA; his five grandchildren - Caleb, Jonathan, Matthew, Evan and Corinne; his two sisters, Doris Dougherty & husband, John of Wayne, PA, Dianne Heverly & husband, Barry of Phoenixville, PA and his brother, David Delp & wife Debbie of Reading, PA.

A memorial service was June 22, 2013 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, PA.

Original source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral
Home & Crematory, Souderton, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Denlinger, Annis E. Eshleman
, age 96, of Lititz, PA formerly of Gap, PA, died November 18, 2013 at the Lancaster General Hospital. She resided at Landis Homes for the last 18 years,. She was the wife of the late J. Clair Denlinger who passed away in 1985. She was born in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Henry D. & Katie Hershey Eshleman. She was a life member of Hershey Mennonite Church of Kinzers, PA.

Survived by a daughter, Judy F. wife of Paul K. Smoker of Intercourse, 2 granddaughters, Wanda, wife of Ronald Good of Mt. Joy, Patti, wife of John Connolly of Whitehall, PA, 4 great grandchildren: Janine & Stefanie Good, Sean & Abby Connolly, sister, Elsie Shelley of New Holland.

She was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Harold, Clair, Charles & Marlan Eshleman.

Funeral service was November 23, 2013 at Hershey Mennonite Church Kinzer, PA and was officiated by Pastor Matthew G. Krebs. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

Source: Shivery funeral Home Paridise & Christina, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2013



Denlinger, Ellis R.
, 92, formerly of Gordonville, PA died January 4, 2013 at Fairmount Homes. He was the husband of Dorothy (Mellinger) Denlinger, who died in 2010. Born in Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Henry and Amy (Groff) Denlinger.

Ellis farmed most of his life in Gordonville. The farm is still operated by his family. He served as State Director of the PA Dairy Herd Improvement Association. He was also involved in Lancaster County 4-H, Lancaster County Extension board and served on the Leacock Township Zoning Hearing board. He was a member of Grace Point Church of Paradise. Grace Point Church was formerly Paradise Mennonite Church, where he served as an Elder and Sunday School Superintendent for many years. He volunteered with Paradise Meals-On-Wheels.

Survived by four sons, Eugene husband of Barbara (Lantz) of Lititz, Wayne husband of Nikki (Beachy) of Bay Village, Ohio, Rodney husband of Cindy (Ritz) of Gordonville and Curvin husband of Kathleen (Broich) of Millersville; a daughter, Joyce wife of Roger Bascue of Eugene, Oregon; ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and a sister, Elizabeth Hershey of Landis Homes.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Paul, Norman, Wilmer and Harold, four sisters, Vera Mellinger, Rhoda Herr, Dorothy Martin and Mildred Denlinger.

The funeral was January 12, 2013 at Grace Point Church of Paradise with Pastor Joel Buffington officiating. Interment in Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Lancaster OnLine
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Derstein, Paul G.
, 79, of Souderton, PA died December 13, 2013 at Abington Memorial Hospital. Paul was born February 28, 1934 in Hatfield Twp., PA to the late Wallace H. & Emma O. (Gross) Derstein. He was the loving husband of Lois N. (Souder) Derstein for 60 years. He was a faithful member of Souderton Mennonite Church. Paul was an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Indian Valley and a member of Grundsow Lodge. Paul was a former volunteer with the Souderton Community Ambulance Association.

Survived by his wife, his daughter, Karen Y. Pettit of Warminster, PA; his two sons, Randy Derstein & wife, Deb of Telford, PA, Douglas C. Derstein of Middleburg, PA; his ten grandchildren - Tina, Ben, Jody, Teri, Eric, Danielle, Kristilyn, Kayla, Laura and Leanna; his six great-grandchildren - Grace, Ben, Ethan, Ella, Rian and Sarah; his seven sisters, Naomi K. Ressler of Elkton, MN, Ruth Alderfer & husband, Earl of Harleysville, PA, Esther Friesen & husband, David of Harleysville, PA, Miriam G. Miller of Fort Collins, CO, Mary G. Derstein of Milroy, PA, Martha "Marty" Marcho & husband, Wayne of Harleysville, PA, Rachel Leatherman & husband, Charles "Chip" of Linville, VA and his two sister-in-laws, Diu H. Derstine of Revere, MA and RuthAnn Derstein of Souderton, PA.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, Harvey K. Derstein, Nelson K. Derstein, Henry K. Derstine and Wallace G. Derstein.

A funeral service was December 21, 2013 at the Souderton Mennonite Church, Souderton, PA. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Derstine, Irene B. Souder
, 91, of Franconia Twp., died July 24, 2013 in the skilled nursing unit of the Souderton Mennonite Homes. Born in Franconia Twp., to Wilmer and Marietta (Bergey) Souder. She was the beloved wife of the late Elwood A. Derstine who died in 1987. Mrs. Derstine was a longtime member of Franconia Mennonite Church.

Survived by three sons: Terry S. Derstine and his wife Linda of Souderton, William S. Derstine and his wife Janet of Telford, Ray S. Derstine and his wife Darlene of Telford, seven grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren, a sister, Rhoda Landis and her husband Linford of Pennsburg.

In addition to, she was preceded in death by her husband Elwood, an infant daughter, Rosanna, four brothers: Stanley Souder, Harley Souder, Wilmer Souder, Jr., Ray Souder and three sisters: Roberta Moyer, Erma Halteman and Mary Catherine Young.

Funeral Service was July 29, 2013 in the Summit View Auditorium of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA. Interment will follow in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: The Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford, PA
Submitted by; Leon Hertzler, 2013



Dettwiler, Sheldon Lorne
, 43, of Shippensburg, PA died unexpectedly on January 19, 2013, at the Chambersburg Hospital. Born on February 15, 1969, in Ephrata, PA to Noah Lorne Dettwiler of Womelsdorf, PA and Anna Marie Johnson Dettwiler of Shippensburg, PA. Sheldon was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church.

Survived by his parents, and one brother, Joseph Dettwiler of Shippensburg; two sisters, Cherye Dettwiler and Rosetta Saweros, both of Shippensburg; a special girlfriend, Marcie Newswanger of East Earl; paternal grandfather, Mahlon R. Dettwiler of Sinking Springs; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Sheldon was preceded in death by paternal grandmother, Alma Witmer Dettwiler; maternal grandparents, Arthur and Rhoda Layman Johnson; and an aunt, Ruby Johnson.

His funeral service was January 24, 2013, at the Rowe Mennonite Church, with the Rowe and Culbertson Church ministry officiating. Interment was in the Rowe Mennonite Cemetery Shippensburg, PA

Source: The Fogelsanger-Bricker
Funeral Home, Inc., Shippensburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Detweiler, Allen S.
, 87, of Sellersville, PA died July 10, 2013. He was born September 13, 1925 to Harvey and Anna (Stover) Detweiler. On April 21, 1946 he was married to Jean Detweiler, who was born September 3, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are children, Allen L. Detweiler & wife, Phyllis; and Joanne McCurdy & husband, Robert; three grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and siblings: Blanche Bechtel; Bertha Rush & husband, Nelson; Robert Detweiler; and Donald Detweiler & wife, Jean.

A sister, Marie Styer and a brother, Ernest Detweiler preceded him in death.

He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held July 25, 2013 at Oakhill Mennonite Community Chapel, Sellersville, PA.

Submitted by: Michelle, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Detweiler, Betty Jean Halteman
, 58, of Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA died February 6, 2013 at the same place from cancer.

She was born March 10, 1954 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Raymond N. and Mary S. (Godshall) Halteman. Raymond was born May 10, 1925 and died January 4, 2003. Mary was born July 26, 1925 and died February 4, 2013

On April 27, 1974 at Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Laverne H. Detweiler, who was born May 25, 1948 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, Adam Detweiler & wife Martha, and Anthony Detweiler & wife Kara; two grandchildren, brothers, Ray, Robert, Dennis, and Donald Halteman; and sisters, Janet Michener and Sue Clemmer.

Memorial services were held February 10, 2013 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Detweiler, Irma T.
, 95, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Dublin, PA died July 19, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was born in Plumstead Twp., PA to Abram W. & Sarah L. (Tyson) Detweiler. She was a life member of Deep Run Mennonite Church East.

Survived by two sisters, Elizabeth T. Rush of Dublin and Dorothy (Moyer) Keeler of Sellersville, PA; two sisters-in-law, Anna R. Detweiler of Souderton, PA and Miriam D. Detweiler of Souderton, PA; a brother-in-law, C. Garwood Myers of Souderton, PA and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Miriam T. Myers & Mildred T. Clemmer and two brothers, Alvin T. & Wilmer T. Detweiler,

A funeral services was July 23, 2013 at 11:00 am at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Deep Run Mennonite Cemetery East.

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



Detweiler, Wilmer Benner
, 86, of Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA died November 4, 2013 at Emmaus, Lehigh Co., PA. He was born May 11, 1927 at Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA to Samuel and Katie (Benner) Detweiler. On June 28, 1947 he was married to Pearl Swartley, who was born October 30, 1927 and died May 27, 2013.

Surviving are children, Carolyn Hallman and Husband Chalmers; Wilmer Dale Detweiler; David Detweiler and Wife Cheryl; and Faith Ann Detweiler; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a sister, Barbara Brunk.

Memorial services were held November 6, 2013 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Bradley W. Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Detwiler, Dorothy L. Ziegler
, 86, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died February 22, 2013 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA. She was born May 20, 1926 at Lower Salford Twp. Montgomery Co., PA to Clarence and Lizzie (Landis) Ziegler. On September 27, 1947 at Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Stanley F. Detwiler, who was born October 16, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are three sons, Donald Z. Detwiler & wife Doris, Vernon Z. Detwiler, and Leon Z. Detwiler & wife Ruth; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

A son, Steven Z. Detwiler, a daughter, Brenda Sue Detwiler, brothers, Russell Ziegler, and Irwin Ziegler and sisters, Lourene Allebach, Kathryn Bergey, and Betty Jean Landis preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 27, 2013 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Diener, Jacob E.

Aug. 1, 1930 - Aug. 22, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Jacob E. Diener, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 10:25 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at his residence. He had been in declining health.

He was born Aug. 1, 1930, in Arthur, Ill., to Ezra A. and Annie (Schrock) Diener. On April 5, 1956, in Topeka, he married Mattie Marie Miller.

She survives with children Karen (John) Bontrager of Shipshewana, Wanda (Gary) Lambright of LaGrange and Kevin (Norine) Diener of Shipshewana; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother Harvey (Clara) Diener of Arthur.

He was preceded in death by children LaMar, Lyle and Kathrine Diener; sister Martha Mitchell; and a stillborn grandson.

He was a senior bishop at Old Order Amish Church and had worked at Starcraft in Topeka for 27 years.

Visitation will be all day Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the Gary Lambright residence, 7555 W. 050 N. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, also at the Gary Lambright residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Chris Bontrager and the home ministers.

Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 24, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Diener, Menno
, 93, of Akron, Lancaster Co., PA died June 7, 2013 at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., PA. He was born November 10, 1919 at Larned, Kansas to Edward and Mary (Buckwalter) Diener. On April 25, 1946 he was married to Savilla Taylor, who was born April 25, 1919 and died April 19, 1999.

Surviving are children, Grace Tyson, Elain Taylor, Nevin Diener, and Arlin Diener; two brothers, Roy Diener, and Alvin Diener; and four sisters, Esther Kroeker, Rosa Nichols, Lydia Weber, and Viola Stahl.

Two brothers, Eber Diener and David Diener; and a sister, Margaret Jantz preceded him in death.

Menno served in Civilian Public Service during WW2, and in MCC in India 1946-49.

Memorial services were held June 13, 2013 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Lloyd Chapman, Akron, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Diller, J. Robert
, 92, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died February 25, 2013 at the same place. He was born August 10, 1920 at Hesston, KS to Joseph R. and Grace Darling (Cooprider) Diller. On July 28, 1946 at Harper, KS he was married to Marcella Ruth Bare, who survives.

Surviving are children, Mel (Norma) Diller; Marlin (Kathy) Diller; DeAnn Diller; Rod (Gwen) Diller; and Darlene (Chuck) Buller; eight grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and a brother, R. Eugene (Donna) Diller.

Three brothers, John Diller; Allan Diller; and Ivan Diller; and a sister, Lois (Diller) Hershberger preceded him in death.

He was president of Kropf Lumber for nearly 43 years.

Memorial services were held March 1, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Harvey Co., KS.

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



Dise, Sara B. Smoker
, age 83 of West Grove, PA died June 15, 2013 at the Pembrooke Rehabilitation Center of West Chester, PA She was born in Parkesburg, PA to David & Rebecca Beiler Smoker. She was the wife of Maris B. Dise with whom she celebrated 62 yrs.

She was a member of Parkesburg Mennonite Church. Sara volunteered at Cornerstone Pregnancy Care Services of Gap.

Survivied by her husband Maris and 5 children: Galen Dise of Paradise, Fern wife of Gerald Miller, Jr. of Chuckey, TN, Marlin husband of Marilyn Dise of Pennsville, NJ, Allen husband of Julie Nolt Dise of Lititz, Susan wife of Jeff King of Nottingham, 10 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, sister: Martha B. Engel of Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter: Elissa Dise, 3 siblings: Rebecca, Samuel & Levi Smoker, 2 step sisters: Annie Kauffman & Amanda Ash.

Celebration of life service was June 19, 2013 qt Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, PA with Pastor David Gehman and Pastor Elvin Ressler officiating. Private interment will take place in the Millwood Cemetery prior to the service on Wednesday.

Origial source: Shivery Funeral Home, Inc.
Christiana & Paradise, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Doeksen, Esther Evelyn Enns
, 100, of Inman, KS died January 10, 2013 at the same place. She was born June 14, 1912 at Inman, KS to D. J. and Anna (Wiens) Enns. On October 21, 1934 at Inman she was married to Jacob T. Doerksen, who was born October 24, 1909 and died June 2, 2001.

Surviving are children, Lois Doerksen, Ann & Robert Epp, Ruth & Leon Gaeddert, Fern & Galen Froese, and Jim & Karen Doerksen; 15 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Verna Lee & Mill Penner.

A daughter, Marlene Doerksen, and four sisters, Selma Graber, Adena Herbert, Hilda Ediger, and Ruthanna Willems preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 14, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS with burial in Buhler Municipal Cemetery, Buhler, KS.

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



Dudley, Grace

Jan. 24, 1953 - March 5, 2013

ELKHART - Grace Dudley, 60, of Elkhart, died at 12:13 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

She was born Jan. 24, 1953, in Chicago to Vernon Sr. and Josephine (Nyrda) Dudley.

She moved to Wakarusa in 1965 after her mother died. Grace was a 1971 graduate of NorthWood High School and was sixth in her class. She attended Goshen College. She served for a short time in the Peace Corps, Youngstown, Ohio.

Grace is survived by brother Vernon Dudley of Elkhart; foster sisters Thelma (Rufus) Martin of Nappanee, Ruth (Frank) Richards of Goshen, Eva (Basil) Borntreger of Lebanon, Ore., Marie (Ron) Troyer of Elkhart and Lois (Marty) Martin; and foster brothers, Melvin (Georgia) Hoover and Floyd (Esther) Hoover, both of Goshen, and William (Nancy) Hoover of Greer, S.C.

She was preceded in death by her foster parents, George and Kathryn (Schmucker) Hoover, and a foster brother, John Hoover.

Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at Yellow Creek Cemetery, Elkhart. Pastor Bob Shriner will officiate. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 8, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Dyck, Anita Helen Friesen
, age 81 died October 14th, 2013 at Sunnyside Care Center, Medicine Hat. Anita was born on January 8th, 1932 in Chinook Alberta. She is now with her beloved husband Jake Dyck having died earlier.

Survived by her daughter Connie Resch (Dennis-deceased) of Kelowna, B.C.; son Glen (Kelly Drescher) of Medicine Hat; grandchildren Leala Boswall (Kelly Maxwell) of Brooks, Christie Myles (Mike Collins) of Medicine Hat; great grandchild Quinten Maxwell of Brooks; 3 sisters and 1 brother. Elizabeth Handsen of Brooks (Jens deceased), Neta Broadfoot of Waterloo, Ont. (Earl deceased) and David Friesen of Harleysville, Pennsylvania (Ester) and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is predeceased by her husband Jake Dyck along with 7 sisters and 2 brothers, Tina Friesen, Hedy Friesen, Susan Friesen, Helen Bien (Mervin), Ester Visser (John), Melita Grove (John), Annie Roth (Lyle), Edward Friesen (Faye) and Jacob Friesen (Wilma).

Funeral service was October 26, 2013 at Smith Memorial Chapel. Rev. Glen Dueck officiating. Internment to follow at Brooks Cemetery.

Source: Smith Funeral Home Brooks, Alberta
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2013



Dyck, Elva Mae "Evie" Hershberger
, 88, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died April 7, 2013 at the same place. She was born August 19, 1924 at Zimmerdale, KS to Elmer and Amy (Erb) Hershberger. On September 19, 1942 she was married to Harold P. Dyck, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Gary (Teresa) Dyck; Thomas (Regina) Dyck; Joycelyn Dyck Cooley; and Julia (Brad) Roupp; 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Evie's dream to preserve a part of Kansas as God created it was realized in the donation of land by Evie and Harold to become Dyck Arboretum of the Plains in Hesston, KS.

Memorial services were held April 13, 2013 at Dyck Arboretum of the Plains, Hesston, KS with burial in Eastlawn, Hesston, KS.

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



Dyck, Susie Wiebe
, died January 12, 2013 in Abbotsford, BC. She was born September 10, 1928 in a small village in a Mennonite settlement in the Ukraine. Born Susanna Wiebe, the 4th child of Agatha and Cornelius Wiebe. Peter Dyck was her loving husband.

Survived by, her husband Peter children Erika (Steve) Fischer, Richart and Will (Julie); grandchildren Rodney, Daniel (Karen), Kevin (Laveena), Bryan (Deanna), Emily (Jason), Erin (Zach) and David; great grandchildren Jordan, Christopher, Lauryn, Danielle, Austin, Justin, Daniel, Asher and Willow; other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by her son Gary, grandson Jonathan, brothers Cornelius and Gerhard, sister Nettie Braun and her parents.

Memorial service was January 21, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Langley, BC

Source: The Abbotsford News, Abbotsford, BC
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2013



Eash, Anna Irene Shetler Peachey

April 24, 1935 - Dec. 5, 2013

GOSHEN - Anna Irene Eash, 78, passed away unexpectedly Thursday afternoon, Dec. 5, 2013, in her home.

She was born April 24, 1935, in Milo, N.D., to Levi and Ida (Schweitert) Shetler. In January 1958, she married Eldon "Flick" Peachey. They divorced and she later married Freeman Eash in 1987. He died later that year.

She is survived by two daughters, Brenda (Jack) Watson of Bristol and Sally (Greg) Carpenter of Goshen; two sons, Stan (Jan) Peachey of Elkhart and Doug Peachey of Alabama; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five sisters, Miriam Bontrager of Wolcottville, Lucy Yoder of Wyoming, Jean (Elva) Mast and Freeda Huser, both of Goshen, and Esther (Floyd) Stoltzfus of Pennsylvania; and nine brothers, Leroy of Missouri, Mervin (Marilyn) of Washington, Jacob (Rosa) of Millersburg, Mel (Edna) of Goshen, Dean (Bethany) of Iowa, Ora (Marilyn) Kidron of Ohio, Joe (Ellen) of Milford, Alva of Goshen and Lester (Carol) Shetler of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by a son, Eldon Dale Peachey, and two brothers, John Edwin and Alvin Shetler.

A longtime area resident, Mrs. Eash was a cook at the Goshen Moose Lodge and County Seat Cafe. She was a member of the Goshen DAV Women's Auxiliary.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Mel Shetler, her brother, will officiate.

Burial will be in Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House at Riley Hospital or Goshen DAV.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 7, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Eash, Benjamin Ross

Dec. 7, 1997 - March 12, 2013

MIDDLEBURY - Benjamin "Benji" Ross Eash, 15, of Middlebury, died at 7:30 a.m. (Central time) Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis.

He was born Dec. 7, 1997, in Goshen, to Allen and Cindy (Troyer) Eash. He was born with Cystic Fibrosis but was able to enjoy his first six years of life in good health. He had struggled for the past nine years with health complications and had been in rapidly declining health since May 2012.

Surviving along with his parents are three brothers, Aaron Eash of Goshen and Tyler and Cory Eash, both at home; grandparents Harley and Betty Troyer of Goshen; and grandmother, Wilma Eash of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Cornelius and Ruth Eash.

Benji was a freshman at Clinton Christian School, where he played on the basketball team. He was a sports fan, especially enjoying the Colts. Benji loved spending time with his family. During his hospital stays he enjoyed reading, watching ESPN and the food channel and, in his final days, being read to and sang to by his mother.

For more details on his journey through this illness you can go to: caringbridge.org/in/benji.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday March 15, 2013, and Saturday, March 16, 2013, at Siloam Fellowship, Goshen. There will also be one hour of viewing prior to the 2 p.m. memorial service on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by pastors Walt Morton and Gene Troyer. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Clinton Christian School Education Endowment Fund.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 14, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eash, Betty Stutzman

July 20, 1932 - Dec. 24, 2013

LAGRANGE - Betty Eash, 81, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

She was born July 20, 1932, in LaGrange County to Ralph A. and Edna Mae (Chupp) Stutzman.

On March 12, 1950, in LaGrange she married Chris N. Eash.

Surviving are her husband of LaGrange; sons Gary L. Eash and Steven D. (Karen) Eash of LaGrange; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters Elsie McNabb and Mary Boyd, both of LaGrange; and brothers Robert Stutzman, Willis Stutzman and Don D. Stutzman, all of Goshen, Floyd Stutzman and Amos Stutzman of Syracuse.

She was predeceased by her sons, Terry L. and Kerry D. Eash on Jan. 5, 1961, and Bruce A. Eash on Aug. 3, 1997; and brothers Ray, Ralph, Kenneth, Glenn and Dale Stutzman.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 W. Michigan St., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at the funeral home. Burial will be in Ontario Cemetery, Howe.

Memorials may be made to LaGrange County Clothes and Food Basket.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 27, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eash, Homer F.

Aug. 22, 1969 - Aug. 23, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Homer F. Eash, 44, died at 4:20 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at his home. He had been in declining health since suffering a stroke in October 2012.

He was born Aug. 22, 1969, in LaGrange to Freeman D. and Wanetia Katie (Miller) Eash. On July 14, 2012, at his home, he married Rose A. Fry. She survives.

Also surviving is a son, Timothy (Elisa) Yoder of Middlebury; sisters Kathy (Daniel) Hochstetler of Shipshewana and Loretta Johnson of Mishawaka; and brothers Wilbur Lee Eash of Holland, Mich., Jerry (Mary) Eash of Ligonier, Orla (Elma) Eash of LaGrange and Lloyd (Lorraine) Eash of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Mary Alice Eash.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, and from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be in Keightley Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to Shipshewana Church of the Nazarene.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 25, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eash, Polly N. Miller

Jan. 11, 1931 - May 2, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Polly N. Eash, 82, of Shipshewana, died Thursday, May 2, at Miller's Merry Manor, LaGrange.

Polly was born Jan. 11, 1931, in LaGrange to the late Nathaniel A. and Elizabeth (Whetstone) Miller.

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

She married Eli J. Eash March 12, 1953, in LaGrange. He died March 27, 2000.

Surviving are her children, Ora Jay (Irene) Eash, David Lee Eash and Daniel (Esther) Eash, both of Shipshewana, Esther (Ervin), Schrock of LaGrange, and Ida (Paul) Yoder; 33 grandchildren; 48 great-grandchildren; siblings Ervin (Mary) Miller, Ora (Orpha) Miller, Henry (Edna) Miller of LaGrange, Edna (Reuben) Graber, Melvin (Fannie) Miller, Ezra (Mary) Miller, Ida Miller and Ada Miller; and sister-in-law Clara Miller.

Her siblings Mattie, Amos and Samuel Miller, and sister-in-law LeAnna Miller preceded her.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday, May 4, and all day Sunday, May 5, at Daniel Eash's home, 3990 N. 675 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 6, also at Daniel's home. Burial will take place in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 4, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eash, Wanetia Katie Miller

March 9, 1931 - Jan. 22, 2013

LAGRANGE - Wanetia Katie Eash, 81, of LaGrange, died Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

She was born March 9, 1931, in LaGrange County to Jacob J.M. and Katie D. (Christner) Miller. On Nov. 22, 1951, she married Freeman D. Eash in LaGrange County. He died on June 23, 1990.

Surviving are children Kathryn (Daniel) Hostetler of Shipshewana, Loretta Johnson of Mishawaka, Wilbur Lee Eash of Holland, Mich., Jerry W. (Mary) Eash of Wawaka, Orla F. (Elma) Eash of LaGrange, Lloyd F. Eash of Shipshewana and Homer F. (Rose) Eash of Shipshewana; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and siblings Edna Ellen Miller of Middlebury and Obie J. Miller and Amcie Miller, both of Goshen.

Preceding her in death were daughter Mary Alice Eash on March 8, 2000, three sisters and five brothers.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. today, Jan. 24, and all day Friday, Jan. 25, at Orla F. Eash's residence, 4105 S - 300 W, LaGrange. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, at Ora Bontrager's residence, 8255 W - 100 S, Shipshewana. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 24, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eberly, Earl L.
, 85, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, October 14, 2013, at the Audubon Villa in Lititz.

He was born in Mount Airy, son to the late Irvin and Edna (Weidman) Eberly.

Earl was a member of the United Zion Church. He enjoyed doing yard work and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He worked in the shipping department for Wilbur Chocolate until his retirement in 1994.

Earl is survived by his wife of 66 years, Minerva (Martin) Eberly; a son, Ernest, husband of Janet Eberly of Ephrata; a daughter, Sharon, wife of Marvin Martin of Manheim; 4 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; and 2 sisters, Mabel, wife of the late Eugene Witmer of Clay Twp., and Mamie, wife of the late Stanley Kleinfelter of Annville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, and a brother, George Eberly, and 2 sisters, Alverta Harting and Ella Moyer.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, October 17, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and also from 9 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, October 18th, at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut Street, Denver, with Pastor Leon Eberly officiating. Interment will take place in the Mellinger's Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Earl's memory may be made to the Audubon Villa, 125 Broad St., Lititz, PA 17543.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & ­Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/16/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Ebersole, David Horst
, 91, of Leitersburg Pike in Leitersburg, Md., passed away Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at his home.

Born July 5, 1922, near Maugansville, Md., he was the son of the late Amos and Anna (Horst) Ebersole.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna (Frey) Ebersole.

He was a member of Millers Mennonite Church in Hagerstown.

David was a farmer and school bus driver, and worked at Northside Clock Shop and Paramount Feed.

He is survived by his wife, Hettie C. (Kuhns) Ebersole; one daughter, Donna Miller and husband, Lester, of Hegins, Pa.; two sons, Richard Ebersole and wife, Lorraine, of Richland, Pa., and Jerry Ebersole and wife, Tina, of Manheim, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Arlene Miller and husband, Glenn, of Millersburg, Ohio, and Anita Kuhns of Chambersburg, Pa.; one stepson, Adrian Kuhns and wife, Martha, of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Leroy Ebersole of Chambersburg; one sister, Susan Ebersole of Shippensburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by one stepson, John Kuhns; four brothers, John Ebersole, Amos Ebersole, Menno Ebersole and Paul Ebersole; one sister, Mary Ebersole; and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Ebersole.

Services will be Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Millers Mennonite Church, with the Millers Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in Millers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the church.

The omission of flowers is requested.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, Md.

Herald-Mail - 12/2/2013
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Ebersole, David Horst, 91, of Leitersburg, Md., died Nov. 28, 2013, at his home.

Born July 5, 1922, near Maugansville, Md., to Amos and Anna (Horst) Ebersole.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Edna (Frey) Ebersole. He was a member of Millers Mennonite Church in Hagerstown, MD

He is survived by his wife, Hettie C. (Kuhns) Ebersole; one daughter, Donna Miller and husband, Lester, of Hegins, Pa.; two sons, Richard Ebersole and wife, Lorraine, of Richland, Pa., and Jerry Ebersole and wife, Tina, of Manheim, Pa.; two stepdaughters, Arlene Miller and husband, Glenn, of Millersburg, Ohio, and Anita Kuhns of Chambersburg, Pa.; one stepson, Adrian Kuhns and wife, Martha, of Chambersburg, Pa.; one brother, Leroy Ebersole of Chambersburg; one sister, Susan Ebersole of Shippensburg, Pa.; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by one stepson, John Kuhns; four brothers, John Ebersole, Amos Ebersole, Menno Ebersole and Paul Ebersole; one sister, Mary Ebersole; and one great-grandchild, Alyssa Ebersole.

Funeral Service was Dec. 5, 2013, at Millers Mennonite Church, with the Millers Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in Millers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Source: HeraldMail.com Posted: Sunday, December 1, 2013
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Ebersole, Wilbur M. "Red"
79, of Mount Joy, PA died March 18, 2013 with his family by his side. Born in Florin, PA on October 23, 1933, to Norman S. and Martha Miller Ebersole. He was the husband of Jeanette Breneman Ebersole. Together they celebrated their 55th anniversary on January 1st.

Wilbur is survived by his three sons, Jeffrey B., husband of Nancy Wiker Ebersole of Elizabethtown, Brian K., husband of Deborah Gehman Ney Ebersole and Gary D., husband of Kathleen Yecker Ebersole both of Mount Joy; his seven grandchildren: Chad and Chelsey Ney, Mitchell, ­Jeremy, Eric, Madison and Mayelin Ebersole. He is also survived by four sisters: Elizabeth Rutt, Elizabethtown, Mildred (Lester) Gehman, Manheim; Martha Ebersole, Mount Joy; and Lois (Robert) Rettew of Lititz.

Wilbur was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church for nearly 70 years and he graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1951.

A Memorial Service was March 23, 2013 at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Mount Joy, PA, with interment was at Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery, Mount Joy, PA

Source: Sheetz Funeral Home Mount Joy,PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Eby, Esther L. Miller
, 62, of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and formerly of Hagerstown, Md., died peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy, Pa.

Born in Hagerstown, she was the daughter of the late Earl and Catherine Lehman Miller.

Esther was the wife of Lauren E. Eby for 42 years.

She was a member of the LaCumbre Mennonite Church in Guatemala.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Argyl, husband of Rachel (Neuenschwander), of Manheim, Pa., Sidney, husband of Leanna (Zimmerman), of Manheim, and Douglas, husband of Donna (Weaver), of Lititz, Pa.; five daughters, Paula, wife of Kervin Bruba, of Elizabethtown, Pa., Marilyn, wife of B. Lamar Burkholder, of Womelsdorf, Pa., Gwendolyn of Womelsdorf, Karla, wife of Lesly Mazariegos, of Quetzaltenango, and Luanne of Lititz; and 28 grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers, Lester Miller, husband of Donna, of Hegins, Pa., and Ray Miller, husband of Sarah, of Hagerstown; three sisters, Janet, wife of Richard Martin Jr., of Chambersburg, Pa., Lorraine, wife of H. Lynn Martin, of St. Thomas, Pa., and Lois Ellen, wife of John Martin, of Smithsburg, Md.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Antrim Brethren In Christ Church, 24 Kauffman Road East, Chambersburg. Interment will be in Antrim Mennonite Cemetery, Greencastle, Pa.

A viewing will be Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 Newport Road, Manheim. An additional viewing will be Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, from 1 to 4 p.m. at Antrim Mennonite Church, 9745 Antrim Church Road, Greencastle.

Arrangements are by Buch Funeral Home, Manheim (717-665-4341) and Harold Zimmerman Funeral Home, Greencastle (717-597-2828).

Herald-Mail - 11/30/2013
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Eby, Esther L. Miller, 62, of Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, and formerly of Hagerstown, Maryland, died November 27, 2013 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, PA. Born in Hagerstown, MD., to Earl and Catherine Lehman Miller. Esther was the wife of Lauren E. Eby for 42 years. She was a member of the LaCumbre Mennonite Church in Guatemala.

Surviving in addition to her husband, are three sons: Argyl, husband of Rachel (Neuenschwander) of Manheim, PA., Sidney, husband of Leanna (Zimmerman) of Manheim, PA., Douglas, husband of Donna (Weaver) of Lititz, PA., five daughters: Paula, wife of Kervin Brubaker of Elizabethtown, PA., Marilyn, wife of B. Lamar Burkholder of Womelsdorf, PA., Gwendolyn of Womelsdorf, PA., Karla, wife of Lesly Mazariegos of Quentzaltenango, Guatemala, Luanne of Lititz, PA., and 28 grandchildren. She is also survived by two brothers: Lester Miller, husband of Donna, of Hegins, PA., Ray Miller, husband of Sarah, of Hagerstown, MD., three sisters: Janet, wife of Richard Martin Jr., of Chambersburg, PA., Lorraine wife of H. Lynn Martin, of St. Thomas, PA., and Lois Ellen wife of John Martin of Smithsburg, MD.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her.

Funeral service was December 3, 2013 at the Antrim Brethren In Christ Church, Chambersburg, PA., Interment was in Antrim Mennonite Cemetery, Greencastle.

Source: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 11/29/2013)
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2013


 

Eby, Ethel May, 73, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Saturday, June 8, 2013, at her home. Born Friday, December 22, 1939 in Hagerstown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Jonas R. Eby and the late Esther L. (Sollenberger) Eby. She was employed with Sunnyway Foods in Greencastle, PA and previously was employed with Martins Food Market and Rocky Ridge Farm Market. She was a member of Mount Olive Mennonite Church in Hagerstown, MD.

She is survived by her three brothers, Jonas Eby and wife, Marie of Clear Spring, MD, William Eby and wife, Marian of Ephrata, PA, Henry Eby and wife, Miriam of Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Susan Martin and husband, Mahlon of Greencastle, PA and Esther Martin and husband, Alvin of Hagerstown, MD; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

Services will be held Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at 10:00 am, at the Mt Olive Mennonite Church, 13305 Maugansville Rd., Hagerstown, MD 21740, with the local church ministry officiating. Family will receive friends at the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North Hagerstown, MD, Monday, June 10, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The family will also receive friends one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at the church. Interment will be at the Reiff Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD 21740. The family requests the omission of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Mt Olive Mennonite Church, c/o Mark Strite, 13416 Clear Spring Rd. Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Published in Public Opinion on June 10, 2013
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH



Eby, Evelyn Mellinger
, 75, formerly of Strasburg, PA died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Landis HomesLititz, PA. She was the wife of Martin L. Eby, of Landis Homes. Born in Strasburg, PA to Jason H. and Irene (Hess) Mellinger.

She is survived by her husband, a daughter, Brenda E., married to Max Zook, of Belleville; grandsons, Jonathan Zook, married to Adriene (Shank) and their son, Connor, of Williamsport, Joseph Zook married to Meredith (Lorencz), of South Africa, James Zook, of Belleville, and Jason Hartley, of Alburtis; a brother, Ernest, married to Miriam Mellinger, of Lancaster; a sister, Dorothy, married to J. Robert Musser, of Lancaster; and a sister-in-law, Elsie, married to Roy Charles, of Strasburg.

Evelyn was preceded in death by a brother, Albert Mellinger.

She was a lifelong member of Strasburg Mennonite Church. A memorial service was at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013 in Strasburg Mennonite Church, Strasburg, PA with Pastors John Meck and Stephen Weaver officiating. Interment will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Source Lewistown Sentinel: February 25, 2013.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Eby, Jonas Elbert
, 85, of Clear Spring, Md., died Oct. 2, 2013, at his home. Born March 19, 1928, in Hagerstown, Md., to Jonas R. Eby and the late Esther (Sollenberger) Eby.

His wife of 63 years, is Marie Eby. He was a member of the Clear Spring Mennonite Church, where he served as deacon.

Survived by his wife Marie; daughters, Joy K. Martin and husband, Leo, of London, Ky., and Joann M. Martin and husband, Michael, of Maugansville, Md.; sons, Jonas E. Eby Jr.and wife, Lois, of Greencastle, Pa., and John D. Eby and wife, Lynette, of Clear Spring;sisters, Susan E. Martin and husband, Mahlon, of Greencastle, and Esther L. Martin and husband, Alvin, of Hagerstown; brothers, William S. Eby and wife, Marian, of Ephrata, Pa., and Henry S. Eby and wife, Miriam, of Hagerstown; 20 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel M. Eby, and brothers, Benjamin Eby and an infant brother.

Funeral service was Oct. 8, 2013, at the Clear Spring Mennonite Church, Clear Spring, with the church ministry officiating. Interment was at the Clear Spring Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Source: Herald Mail Media.com
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by Leon Hertzler

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Eby, Jonas Elbert, 85, of 11267 Dam 5 Road, Clear Spring, Md., passed away, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013, at his home.

Born Monday, March 19, 1928, in Hagerstown, Md., he was the son of the late Jonas R. Eby and the late Esther (Sollenberger) Eby.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie Eby; daughters, Joy K. Martin and husband, Leo, of London, Ky., and Joann M. Martin and husband, Michael, of Maugansville, Md.; sons, Jonas E. Eby Jr. and wife, Lois, of Greencastle, Pa., and John D. Eby and wife, Lynette, of Clear Spring; sisters, Susan E. Martin and husband, Mahlon, of Greencastle, and Esther L. Martin and husband, Alvin, of Hagerstown; brothers, William S. Eby and wife, Marian, of Ephrata, Pa., and Henry S. Eby and wife, Miriam, of Hagerstown; 20 grandchildren, and 26 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ethel M. Eby, and brothers, Benjamin Eby and an infant brother.

He was a member of the Clear Spring Mennonite Church, where he served as deacon.

Services will be held Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Clear Spring Mennonite Church, Clear Spring, with the church ministry officiating.

Family will receive friends at the church on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Interment will be at the Clear Spring Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Herald-Mail - 10/3/2013
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Eby, Joseph E.
, 21, of New Holland, went home to be with Jesus on January 29, 2013 at his home after much suffering.

Born in New Holland, he was the son of Edward and Erma (Zimmerman) Eby of New Holland.

Surviving in addition to his parents are five brothers and sisters, Bethanie, married to Drew Sauder of East Earl, Matthew, married to Joy Eby of Terre Hill, and Sarah, Joshua, and David Eby all at home; and a maternal grandmother, Edith Zimmerman of Lebanon.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 2 at 10 a.m. at Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland with the Reverend Lester Zimmerman and the Reverend Titus Kauffman officiating. Interment will be in the Petra Memorial Park. Viewing will be held on Friday, 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, 9-10 a.m. at the Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, PA 17579. To send the fa

Intelligencer Journal - 1/31/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Eby, Martin Landis
, 78, formerly of Strasburg, PA died Monday, August 5, 2013 at Landis Homes Litiz, PA. He was born October 15, 1934 in Millwood, PA, to Menno and Martha Landis Eby. His wife, Evelyn Mellinger Eby, whom he married on August 10, 1957, died February 23, 2013. He was a member of Strasburg Mennonite Church where he served in various ways including church treasurer, usher, and Sunday school teacher. He participated in numerous MDS work trips

Survived by a daughter, Brenda E. married to Max Zook of Belleville, grandsons, Jonathan Zook married to Adriene (Shank) and their son Connor, of Williamsport, Joseph Zook married to Meredith Lorencz of South Africa, James Zook of Belleville and Jason Hartley of Alburtis; a brother, Menno Eby and a sister Ruth Gehman.

He was preceded in death by his wife Evelyn, a sister, Mae Hershey, brother-in-law Sanford Hershey, sister-in-law Marian Eby and brother-in-law Donald Gehman.

A memorial service was Friday August 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with pastors Stephen Weaver and John Meck officiating. Interment was in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery at 9:00 AM on Friday August 9, 2013

Source: Bachman Funeral Home Strasburg, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler



Eby, Robert Stehman
, 94, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Lititz, PA died April 2, 2013. Born on Christmas Day, Dec.25, 1918, to Frank Erb Eby and Fannie Nissley Stehman Eby. He married the late Marion Eby on Easter Sunday, March 24, 1940 at the Bride's family farm. She died 2007.

During the war he was drafted into Civilian Public Service (CPS) and served in Virginia and Maryland. In 1993 they retired to Sarasota, Florida. He was a member of Fellowship of Believers Church in Sarasota. FL.

He is survived by daughters, Barbara, Kay and Ann, sons, Dan and Mark. He has 10 grand-children and 29 great grand-children.

He was predeceased by his wife, Marion, daughters, Julia and Linda.

A memorial service was April 5, 2013 at Fellowship of Believers Church, Sarasota. FL. A funeral service was April 9, 2013 at Litiz Mennonite Church, Litiz, PA. Burial was in the Hess Mennonite Cemetery, Litiz, PA.

Source: Lancaster OnLine
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Ediger, Anna R. Pauls
, 91, of Inman, KS died June 15, 2013 at the same place. She was born November 28, 1921 at Inman, KS to J. T. and Anna (Regehr) Pauls. On October 17, 1945 she was married to Henry M. Ediger, who died September 1, 1995.

Surviving are children, Lois & Kent Taylor, Allen & Charmaine Ediger and Paul Ediger; three grandchildren, three , and a brother, Daniel Pauls.

A sister, Sarah R. Pauls, and two brothers, Jacob R. Pauls and John R. Pauls preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 19, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS
with burial in North Inman Cemetery, Inman, KS.

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



Eichelberger, Duane
, 94, of Mackinaw, Illinois died July 24, 2013 at Peoria, Illinois. He was born December 13, 1918 at Saybrook, Illinois to Albert B. and Una (Williams) Eichelberger. On July 23, 1944 at Goshen, Indiana he was married to Mildred Stutzman, who died November 13, 1986.

Surviving are three sons, David (Kathie) Eichelberger, Don (Barbara Eichelberger, and Daniel Eichelberger; one daughter, Miriam (Jim) Polson, nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and one sister, Bernadine (Delton) Litwiler.

He was preceded in death by three sisters, Dorothy Schrock, Catherine Conrad, and one infant.

Duane worked at Pioneer Seed Company for 32 years, retiring in 1984 and also farmed in the Mackinaw area. he served in the Civilian Public Service during WWII. He enjoyed weaving rag rugs where he donated many to various Mennonite Relief Sales across the country and to the Eureka Et Cetera Shop. He enjoyed reading and photography. He was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church for 79 years.

Memorial services were held July 27, 2013 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Illinois with burial in Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale, Illinois.

Submitted by: Mary Lee Springer, Hopedale, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eicher, Amos S.

Dec. 14, 1931 - Nov. 12, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA- Amos S. Eicher, 81, died at 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, at Parkview Regional Medical Center.

He was born Dec. 14, 1931, in Berne to the late John E. and Catherine (Schwartz) Eicher.

On June 27, 1954, in Bowling Green, Mo., he married Edna Miller.

Survivors include his wife; children Elizabeth "Betty" Yoder, Rosetta (Orva) Lehman, Martha (Don) Young of Bristol, Wilma Melms, Marilyn (Harlan) Yoder, Rebecca (Kermit) Hochstetler, John (Laura) Eicher of Wakarusa and Perry Eicher of Shipshewana; 34 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and sisters Anna (Edwin) Espenshade, Mary Eicher, Rosina (Daniel) Miller, Barbara Graber and Esther (Menno).

He was preceded in death by two sons, Martin and Raymond Eicher, four brothers and three sisters.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, and all day Friday, Nov.15, at Andrew Yoder Jr.'s home, 7230 W. 250 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at Nelson Miller's home, 2145 N. 735 W., Shipshewana. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 14, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eicher, Nathan John

April 24, 2013 - April 24, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Nathan John Eicher, infant son of Joas and Margaret (Eicher) Eicher of Shipshewana, was stillborn at 5:27 p.m. Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

Surviving in addition to his parents are two brothers, Kyle Matthew and Joas Adam Eicher, both at home; grandparents Samuel and Lydia Eicher of LaGrange and Esther Eicher of Shipshewana; and great-grandparents Ben and Margaret Eicher of Spencerville and Rachel Girod of New York.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Joe Eicher.

A graveside service was at Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. The service was conducted by Bishop Chris Bontrager of the Old Order Amish Church.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, assisted with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 26, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eigsti, Joseph M.
, 91, died Sept 3, 2013 at Greencroft Goshen Health Care Goshen, IN. He was born April 27, 1922, to William and Anna (Hartzler) Eigsti, in Buda, Ill. On June 26, 1949, he married Norma "Jean" Litwiller in Morton, Ill. She died May 2, 2002. He was a member of the Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill., where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on the church board. He also served as a school board member and as a member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Board.

Survived by three children, Eldon (Marilyn) Eigsti, Buda, Ill., Donna (Douglas) Roth, Morton, Ill., and Calvin Eigsti (Sara Swartzendruber), Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special friend, Aldine Wyse; and a sister, Marion Nunemaker, Sterling, Ill.

He was preceded in death by his wife Jean, a daughter, Marcia Eigsti; and two brothers, Walter and Howard Eigsti.

Memorial service was Sept 7, 2013 Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill., officiated by The Rev. Cal Zehr.

Source: Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen, NH
Submitted by Leon Hertzler

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Eigsti, Joseph M.

April 27, 1922 - Sept. 3, 2013

GOSHEN - Joseph M. Eigsti, 91, died Tuesday morning, Sept. 3, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen.

He was born April 27, 1922, to William and Anna (Hartzler) Eigsti, in Buda, Ill. On June 26, 1949, he married Norma "Jean" Litwiller in Morton, Ill. She preceded him in death on May 2, 2002.

He is survived by three children, Eldon (Marilyn) Eigsti of Buda, Donna (Douglas) Roth of Morton and Calvin Eigsti (Sara Swartzentruber) of Washington, D.C.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special friend Aldine Wyse; and a sister, Marion Nunemaker of Sterling, Ill.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Marcia Eigsti; and two brothers, Walter and Howard Eigsti.

He was a lifelong farmer. Mr. Eigsti was a member of Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Ill., where he served as a deacon, Sunday school teacher and on the church board. He also served as a school board member and as a member of the Bureau County Farm Bureau Board.

Friends may call from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, 16621 Kentville Road, Tiskilwa, where there will be an 11 a.m. memorial service. The Rev. Cal Zehr will officiate.

A private family burial will take place in Willow Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

According to his wishes, cremation has taken place at Yoder-Culp Crematory, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Goshen Home Care and Hospice, 1721 S. Main St., Goshen, IN 46526 or Willow Springs Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 386, Tiskilwa, IL 61368.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 5, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Eigsti, Joseph Milton, 91, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died September 3, 2013 at the same place.

He was born April 27, 1922 at Buda, Bureau Co. IL to William and Anna (Hartzler) Eigsti. William was born December 12, 1876 and died March 19, 1949. Anna was born November 14, 1882 and died August 20, 1979.

On June 26, 1949 at Morton, IL he was married to Norma "Jean" Litwiller, who died May 2, 2002.

Surviving are children, Eldon (Marilyn) Eigsti; Donna (Douglas) Roth; and Calvin Eigsti (Sara Swartzendruber); seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a sister, Marion Nunemaker.

A daughter, Marcia Eigsti, and two brothers, Walter Eigsti and Howard Eigsti preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 7, 2013 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Elaine Gerber, Tiskilwa, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ellison, Chris
, 58, of Hesston, Kansas, died January 23, 2013 at Omaha, Nebraska. He was born October 15, 1954 at Greensburg, Kansas to Cleve and Carolyn Ellison. On August 17, 1974 at Oklahoma City, Oklahoma he was married to Ruth Taylor.

Surviving are his parents, his wife, two children, Isaac Ellison and Kaeli Ellison, and his siblings, Ramona (Tom) Jones, Rebecca Ellison, Cathy Ellison, Stanley Ellison, and Grover Ellison.

Memorial services were held January 29, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Harvey Co., Kansas.

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



Enns, Rachel Martha Nickel
, 93, of Inman, KS died March 8, 2013. She was born February 16, 1920 at Goessel, KS to Willie B. and Susie (Schmidt) Nickel. On February 2, 1941 she was married to John F. Enns, who was born January 1, 1918 and died October 4, 1996.

Surviving are children, Irvin Enns, Velma Busenitz, and Marilyn Smith; 12 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Abe Nickel and Bennet Nickel.

Memorial services were held March 12, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS with burial in North Inman Cemetery, Inman, KS.

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



Enns, Sara
, 15, died April 24, 2013 in Lethbridge, Alberta. She was born 1997 to Jacob and Anna Enns.

The Funeral Service was April 28, 2013 at the Old Colony Mennonite Church, Vauxhall, Alberta. Burial followed at the Old Colony Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Southland Funeral Chapel Taber, Alberta
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Epp, John Peter
, 88 of Lethbridge (formerly of Vauxhall), Alberta died June 11, 2013. Born in a Russian village, Markowka, March 23, 1925, John immigrated to Canada with his parents and siblings in 1929, arriving in Rosthern, Saskatchewan. John met Annie Funk and after a lengthy courtship, the two were married in 1944 and were both baptized in 1950. They began their married life together in the Coaldale area.

Survived by Annie, his loving wife of sixty eight years and their seven children Elsie (John) Fast of Coaldale, John (Eldonna) Epp of Calgary, Allen (Lois) Epp of Kelowna, British Columbia, Linda (Art) Thiessen of Vauxhall, David Epp of Edmonton, Lois (Harold) Schmidtz of Cold Lake and Rick (Paula) Epp of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. He will be fondly remembered by sixteen grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren, Ken Fast of Lethbridge and family Austin and Morgan; Scott (Carey) Fast of Calgary and family Jordan, Asha and Lindsey; Jason Fast (Denise Holland) of Warner; Leonard Epp of Calgary; Rosanne Schlachter (Michael Drumm) of Calgary and family Hailey and Brayden; Dale (Patti) Epp of Geraldine, New Zealand and family Isabel and Justus; Roxanne (Mark) Bohnet of Kelowna, British Columbia and family Jesse and Madison; Bruce (Shannon) Thiessen of Duchess and family Lauren and Emily; Brian (Angie) Thiessen of Sherwood Park and family Rachel, Lukas, Jack and Adam; Steven Epp of Edmonton; Patrick (Glenna) Schmidtz of Calgary and family Katie, Olivia and Emma; Kelly (Terry) Maksymchuk of Vernon, British Columbia and son Cory; Kim Schmidtz (Gregg Spencer) of Cold Lake and family Brae and Blair Howatt; Tyson (Jarret) Epp of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Taylor (Danae) Epp of Caronport, Saskatchewan; Meredith Epp of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. John is also survived by his brother David (Margaret) Epp and sister Marie (Rudy) Dick all of Abbotsford, British Columbia; sisters-in-law Ankie Epp of Coaldale, Margaret Epp of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Elsie Thiessen of Tofield and by numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his parents Anna (nee Falk) and Peter Epp; brothers and sisters Bernard, Justina, Peter, Annie Willms, Heinrich, Jakob (1921 - 1922), Margareta, Henry and Jakob (1927 - 1929); sister-in-law Susie Epp; brothers-in-law Frank Willms and Ben Thiessen; grandsons Kevin Thiessen and Darren Epp; great granddaughter Sarah Maksymchuk.

The Burial Service was Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at the Vauxhall Mennonite Cemetery and the Funeral Service was Monday, June 17, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. at the Coaldale Mennonite Brethren Church, Coaldale, Alberta.

Source: Southland Funeral Chapel Taber, Alberta
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Erb, Betty L.
, 84, of Hartville, Stark Co., OH died September 14, 2013 at Walnut Creek, Holmes Co., OH after an extended illness. She was born May 1, 1929 at Hartville to Abe and Elizabeth (Coblentz) Erb.

Her brothers and sisters, Cal (Pam) Erb of Sarasota, FL; Erma (John V) Raber of Wilmot, OH; Martha (Dick) Beachy of Waynesburg, OH; Edna (Sam) Mast of Batesburg, SC; and Sara Doster of Sarasota, FL; survive.

A sister, Mary Schmidt, and a brother, Aden Erb, preceded her in death.

Betty's parents were founding members of Maple Grove Mennonite Church where she taught many children in Sunday School. She worked at Timken Mercy Hospital for many years in the business field, but her true vocation was as a caregiver. Betty was on the finance committee for the original Hartville Thrift Store, she sang in the choir for the Christmas Cantata, was a faithful blood donor for the Red Cross, and loved to walk.

Memorial services were held September 16, 2013 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Hartville, OH with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Hartville, OH.

Submitted by: Cindy Fleming, Hartville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Erb, Fern Irene Troyer
, 92, a resident of Park Place at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, passed away on Thursday, May 2, 2013. Fern was born Feb. 6, 1921 in Newton, Kan., and was the daughter of the late Miles and Mary Reiff Troyer. She worked as an administrative assistant at Eastern Mennonite University for 24 years. She was a member of Community Mennonite Church of Harrisonburg. In 1980, Fern was named to the church's first four-member pastoral team. On June 6, 1950, she married J. Frederick Erb, who preceded her in death on Jan. 27, 1985.

Surviving are three children, Paul Frederick Erb and wife, Esther, of Tennessee, Mary Erb Nitzsche and husband, Wayne, of Pennsylvania, Rachel Erb Beckler and husband, Richard, of Richmond; four sisters, Vera Weaver and husband, James, of Indiana, Margaret Miller and husband, Vernon, of Ohio, Rebecca Bixler and husband, John, of Iowa, Grace Helmuth and Harlan Helmuth of Ohio; a sister-in-law, Melba Troyer of Michigan; seven grandchildren, Erik Frederick Erb and wife, Ruslana, Erin Fogler and husband, Richard, Alison Nitzsche, Megan Nitzsche, Jonathan Beckler and wife, Amy, Christa Becker and Laura Becker; and a great-granddaughter, Elliana Erb.

Fern was preceded in death by a brother, Darda Troyer, and a sister, Dorothy Miller.

The Rev. Jennifer Davis Sensenig will conduct a memorial service at Community Mennonite Church 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 11, 2013. Burial will be private.

The family will receive friends following the service.

At Fern's request, the body will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Student Aid Fund at Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802, or to Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.mcmullenfh.com .

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



Esbenshade, Arlene B. Rutt
, 93, formerly of Willow Street, PA. died September 12, 2013 at Landis Homes. Born in W. Donegal Township, Lancaster, PA to Norman L. and Mary Franck (Brubaker) Rutt. She was the wife of the late A. Wilmer Esbenshade, who died in 1979. She was a long time member of Strasburg Mennonite Church.

Surived by her children, Reba Buckwalter-Kreider married to Noah Kreider, Jr. of Manheim, Ruth married to David Warfel of Leola, Rhelda married to Wilmer Conrad of Lititz, Clair married to Deb Esbenshade of Beaver Springs, Clyde married to Peggy Esbenshade of Lancaster, Rita Esbenshade of Leola and Rosa married to Glenn Nolt of Strasburg; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Martha B. Garber of Lancaster, Esther E. Rutt and Miriam B. Hess, both of Manheim and a sister-in-law, Betty (Ebersole) Rutt of Elizabethtown.

Arlene was preceded in death by siblings, Edwin B. Rutt, Frank B. Rutt, Harold B. Rutt, Norman B. Rutt and Leroy B. Rutt.

Funeral service was September 19, 2013 at Strasburg Mennonite Church, Strasburg, PA. with Pastors John D. Meck and Stephen S. Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

Source: Bachman Funeral Home Srasburg, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler

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Esbenshade, Arlene B. Rutt, 93, formerly of Willow Street, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at Landis Homes. She was the wife of the late A. Wilmer Esbenshade, who died in 1979.

A homemaker, Arlene farmed in Willow Street with her husband.

She was a long-time member of Strasburg Mennonite Church.

She was a member of Farm Women and enjoyed gardening, reading, sewing and, for the past 15 years, cutting patches for quilts donated to MCC.

Born in W. Donegal Township, she was the daughter of the late Norman L. and Mary Franck (Brubaker) Rutt. Arlene will be dearly missed by her children, Reba Buckwalter-Kreider married to Noah Kreider, Jr. of Manheim, Ruth married to David Warfel of Leola, Rhelda married to Wilmer Conrad of Lititz, Clair married to Deb Esbenshade of Beaver Springs, Clyde married to Peggy Esbenshade of Lancaster, Rita Esbenshade of Leola and Rosa married to Glenn Nolt of Strasburg; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three sisters, Martha B. Garber of Lancaster, Esther E. Rutt and Miriam B. Hess, both of Manheim and a sister-in-law, Betty (Ebersole) Rutt of Elizabethtown. Arlene was preceded in death by siblings, Edwin B. Rutt, Frank B. Rutt, Harold B. Rutt, Norman B. Rutt and Leroy B. Rutt.

A viewing will be held on TUESDAY, September 17, 2013 from 6 until 8 PM in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA. An additional viewing will be held on THURSDAY, September 19, 2013 from 9 until 10 AM at Strasburg Mennonite Church, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, PA. The funeral service will be held on THURSDAY at 10 AM in the church with -Pastors John D. Meck and Stephen S. Weaver officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Arlene's memory may be made to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543.

Bachman Funeral Home Strasburg

Intelligencer Journal - 9/14/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Esch, George F.
, 95, of Ephrata, PA died May 9, 2013 at Fairmount Homes. Born 1917 in Denbigh, VA to Samuel and Minnie (Kurtz) Esch. He was married 23 years on July 8, 1989 to Ruth A. (Martin) Esch. His first wife, Elmira (Yoder) Esch died in 1988. He was a member of the Ridgeview Mennonite Church. During WWII he served in C.P.S. in Grottos, VA and on farms in OH.

Surviving is his wife Ruth and two children, C. David, married to Pauline (Harshbarger) Esch of Belleville, and Twila G., married to Willis W. Martin of Lititz; 6 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; a foster son, Richard Storm of Carson, CA; and a sister, Ruth Chonka of Pottstown.

Preceding him in death are two sisters, Iva Fehr and Eunice Wander; and five brothers, Vernon, Wilbur, Mahlon, James, and Paul Esch.

Funeral service was May 16, 2013 at Ridgeview Mennonite Church, Gordonville, PA with the Reverend Mick Sommers officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Esh, Susie F. Beiler
, 98, of 52B Old Leacock Rd., Ronks, died Tuesday, December 17, 2013 at her residence. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Christ and Annie Fisher Beiler. She was the wife of the late Jacob Esh. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by: four sons, Daniel, husband of Caroline Esh of Wallingford, KY, Earl, husband of Emma Esh, Chris Esh, Leroy Esh, all of Ronks; a daughter, Annie Esh of Ronks; ten grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: granddaughter, Sarah Anna Esh; great-grandson, Brian Glen Swarey; three sisters, Lizzie Stoltzfus, Naomi Lapp, Emma Stoltzfus; five brothers, John, Jonas, Christ, Elam, and Bennie Beiler.

The funeral will be held Friday, December 20, 2013, at 9:00 AM at the residence of Jonathan Stoltzfus, Jr., 88B S. Harvest Rd., Ronks.

Friends may call from the time of this notice till the service at the late home. Interment: Gordonville Cemetery. Furman Home for Funerals, Leola.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/19/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Eshleman, James M.
, 80, of Waynesboro, Pa., died Sept. 28, 2013, at home. Born April 18, 1933, in Cearfoss, Md., to Martin E. and Margaret L. Eshleman. His wife, Ada J. Eshleman. He was a member of Stouffer's Mennonite Church.

Survived by his wife, Ada and two sons, Daniel Eshleman and wife, Elaine J., of Waynesboro, and David Eshleman and wife, Lorraine M., of Waynesboro; seven daughters, Rosalie, the wife of Nelson Diller of Chambersburg, Pa., Lorraine, the wife of Durell Martin of Waynesboro, Eunice, the wife of John Rudolph Jr. of Waynesboro, Esther, the wife of Eugene Eby of Crab Orchard, Ky., Lois, the wife of Darrel Horst of Waynesburg, Ky., Rhoda, the wife of James Petre of Waynesboro, and Rachel, the wife of Micah Martin of Waynesboro; 73 grandchildren; 98 greatgrandchildren; and two brothers, David W. Eshleman and Robert E. Eshleman.

He was preceded in death by a daughter; a son; a grandson; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be October 2, 2013 at Stouffer's Mennonite Church, Smithsburg, Md., with Stouffer's Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source: Herald Mail Media.com
Submitted by Leon Hertzler

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Eshleman, James M., of Hoover Mill Road, Waynesboro, Pa., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at home. He was 80 years, 5 months and 10 days old. Born April 18, 1933, in Cearfoss, Md., he was the son of the late Martin E. and Margaret L. Eshleman. He was a member of Stouffer's Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, Ada J. Eshleman; two sons, Daniel Eshleman and wife, Elaine J., of Waynesboro, and David Eshleman and wife, Lorraine M., of Waynesboro; seven daughters, Rosalie, the wife of Nelson Diller of Chambersburg, Pa., Lorraine, the wife of Durell Martin of Waynesboro, Eunice, the wife of John Rudolph Jr. of Waynesboro, Esther, the wife of Eugene Eby of Crab Orchard, Ky., Lois, the wife of Darrel Horst of Waynesburg, Ky., Rhoda, the wife of James Petre of Waynesboro, and Rachel, the wife of Micah Martin of Waynesboro; 73 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; and two brothers, David W. Eshleman and Robert E. Eshleman.

He was preceded in death by a daughter; a son; a grandson; a granddaughter; and a great-granddaughter.

Funeral services will be Tuesday at 10 a.m. with a one-hour viewing before the service at Stouffer's Mennonite Church, 23303 Welty Church Road, Smithsburg, Md., with Stouffer's Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. The family will receive friends today from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. Omission of flowers is requested. Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg.

Herald-Mail - 9/30/2013
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Eshleman, Lois Martin

Lois Eshleman went to be with the Lord February 1, 2013.

Born near Shippensburg, PA on August 13, 1921 to her parents Lydia and J. Ira Martin, Lois lost her father in an industrial accident at the tender age of 9 months. She was raised by her mother and four older brothers: Lawrence, Aldus, Clair and Donald.

After grade school, Lois taught herself high school by borrowing books from the local library, which she read while ironing stacks of wash which she and her mother did to help support the family. After passing the high school examination, she then travelled across America to La Junta, Colorado for nursing school--all with the unfailing support of her mother.

In June 1947 she married J. Lester Eshleman, whom she had known since she was 16. While Lester finished his medical/surgical training at Hahnemann Medical School in Philadelphia, Lois trained to become a nurse anaesthetist at Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia.

They then left for Africa as both a husband and wife surgical team, as well as a spiritual team, with Lester as an ordained minister and Lois as a minister's wife. They began in Tanzania where they set up a surgical unit at a 100 bed hospital at Shirati mission on the shores of Lake Victoria. While there, they became parents to two children, Charlotte and Lynn.

Lois and her family returned to the States in 1966 so Lester could complete a Urological residency in Philadelphia. During the next several years, Lois faithfully shuttled the children on a 40 mile daily round trip to schools in Lancaster PA, and worked as a nurse in the surgical recovery room at Lancaster General Hospital.

In 1972 Lois and Lester left for the Congo for a 1000 bed hospital in Kinshasa, Congo's capital city. In this hospital, Lois set up a new department called Central Surgical Supply. Her work there was constantly challenged by corrupt administrators who failed to share her vision of resource conservation and economy and did their best to supply her with the most dysfunctional of employees. Despite these challenges she continued to make an enormous positive impact on the hospital's operation.

In 1979 Lois and Lester returned to Tanzania--this time to the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre located at the base of the mountain. Here, she again set up a Surgical Supply. Continuing with her theme of resource conservation, her department combined leftovers from a local T-shirt factory with old magazine pages to make absorbent bandages for the hospital, saving the hospital thousands of dollars annually. Recycling for her was not an option; it was a necessity, and gave her a chance to use her gift of creativity.

Lois and Lester retired and returned to the U.S. to Landis Homes in Lititz, PA in 1997.

Lois had a touch of magic, her fingers. Wherever her family landed, Lois would create a lovely home using whatever was available: packing crate furniture, banana bark picture frames, apple pies from papayas, and smoked ham from wild - boar--to name a few. She also had a passion for writing which she continued to share with those around her all her life. She was known as Mrs. Eshleman, Auntie Lois, Mother Lois, and Mama to many who shared nothing but a bond of love and respect, thanks to her belief in them and her encouragement to bring out their best when spirits were low or lacking.

In her final residence at Landis Homes, passersby were told to walk by her door quietly because behind that door lived a woman who was praying. When asked how she was, she would smile and reply, "Grateful!" Lois will always be remembered as a faithful believer, indeed.

Lois is survived by her daughter, Charlotte married to Amos Verberne living in Holland, and son, Lynn married to Carole Lima Eshleman living in Massachusetts.

At her request, Lois will be cremated. Her remains will join her husband's at a graveside gathering at Millwood Mennonite Church Cemetery in Gap, PA on Saturday, February 23, at 10:30 AM, followed by a memorial service the same day at Landis Homes Bethany West Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 at 1 PM. All are welcome to attend both.

Memorial Contributions are welcomed to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, c/o the above address.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/7/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Falb, Esther E. Beechy
, 95, of Orrville, Ohio died November 12, 2013 at Brenn-Field Nursing Home. She was born on January 12, 1918 near Berlin, Ohio, to John J. and Ida (Hartzler) Beechy . She married Milton G. Falb on September 3, 1938 at the bride's home in Millersburg. She lived most of her life on the farm southeast of Orrville where they raised their four children. Milton died February, 1999. She was an active member at, Martins Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio. She was a part of the church women's (WMSC) organization, having held offices locally and statewide. Esther with her husband served with the foreign voluntary service assignments included two years in Puerto Rico along with her 4 young children, three years in Bolivia with MCC, several other short terms in Brazil and several locations stateside. Her love of traveling and mission activities took her to most of the countries of South America and Europe, China, India, and Bangladesh. She was a member of the Kidron Historical Society and served as a volunteer guide for many years. She was an avid genealogist and historian which included the writing of a family history book.

Survivors include her four children, Jane (Earl) Sears of Tiskilwa, IL; Betty (Otis) Hochstetler of Brasilia, Brazil; Dean (Jan) Falb of Orrville; and Don (Pat) Falb of Orrville; eight grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband; an infant son, Maynard; her parents; brothers, Paul and Mark Beechy; and sisters, Laura Plummer and Martha Stuter.

Funeral service was at Martins Mennonite Church on Saturday, at 11 AM, with Pastor Randy Murray officiating. Burial will follow at the Martins Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Source: Auble Funeral Home Orrville, Ohio
Sent by Leon Hertzler



Farling, Frederick "Fritz" D
., 86, died April 1, 2013 at Hilty Memorial Home, Pandora, OH. He was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Toledo, OH to George and Mae (Porter) Farling.

On Jan. 2, 1948 he married Betty J. Geiger and she died April 12, 2003.

He was a member of Grace Mennonite Church, Pandora, the Eagles, Lima and the Moose Club, Findlay, OH.

Survivors include a son, George (JoAnn) Farling of Bluffton; a granddaughter Heidi (Chad) Wise of Bluffton; two grandsons, Scott Farling of Pandora and Wade (Jenna) Farling of Ft. Jennings, Ohio; three great grandchildren Allison, Carli and Jersey Wise; and a brother George (Midge) Farling of Canton, North Carolina.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Jack and Charles Farling; and a sister, Mary Jane Blue.

Funeral service was April 5, 2013 at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Bluffton, OH. with Pastor Rick Hart officiating. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora, OH

Source: Bluffton ICON
Submitted by Leon Hertzler



Fehring, John R.

GOSHEN - John R. Fehring, 84, passed away quietly in his sleep Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Courtyard Healthcare.

He was born July 29, 1929, in St. Louis to Hans and Ethel (Campbell) Fehring.

He moved to Goshen his sophomore year of high school and graduated in 1947. He then attended business school in Fort Wayne for accounting.

John married Martha Musselman on Aug. 8, 1959, in Gettysburg, Pa. They were married for 54 years. She survives.

Also surviving are two sons, John (Rhonda) Fehring of Churubusco and Paul (Diane) Fehring of Jupiter, Fla; five grandchildren, James, Joel, Rachel, André and Sara Mia; and a niece, Micki Olson of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Vera Sue Pennington.

John served in the U.S. Army from 1954 to 1956. He worked for Mogul Rubber Co., Independent Protection and a variety of boat and RV companies before retiring from Blue Fin, Nappanee. Following retirement, he worked in security at Hummer Corp., Mishawaka.

John served as church secretary at St. Mark's United Methodist Church, where he attended for 43 years before moving to West Goshen Church of the Brethren five years ago.

Outside of work, he enjoyed working with youth, serving as a scout master, and received the district Award of Merit in 1983.

A private funeral service was at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home with Pastor Norm Replogle, West Goshen Church of the Brethren, officiating.

Following the funeral, cremation took place.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
8/3/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Fisher, Ada S. Stoltzfus
. 87, of Lancaster, PA died December 31, 2013. Born in Bareville, PA to John F. and Malinda E. Ada Stoltzfus. She was the wife of the late Abner L. Fisher who died in 1984. She was a member of the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church. The past number of years she looked forward to spending the winter months in Sarasota, FL. For many years she was a tour guide for the Mennonite Information Center She enjoyed volunteering at Conestoga View and Landis Homes Retirement Community.

Surviving are two brothers, John S. husband of Marian Shonk Stoltzfus of Lancaster, and Amos J. husband of Fannie Stoltzfus Stoltzfus of Penn Yan, NY. Also surviving are 72 nieces and nephews, 294 great nieces and nephews and many great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Abner L. Fisher, 13 siblings, Mattie Stoltzfus, Rachel Smoker, Rebecca Stoltzfus, Eli Stoltzfus, Mary King, Daniel Stoltzfus, Malinda Fisher, Sarah Fisher, Henry Stoltzfus, Emma Beiler, Levi Stoltzfus, Benuel Stoltzfus and Katie Fisher.

A Funeral Service was January 4, 2014 at the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church, Bird-In-Hand, PA, with Pastors Ben Fisher, Lloyd Beiler, Jason Smoker and Chris King officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.


Source: Lancaster On-line
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, 2014



Fisher, Ruth Amelia
, 98, of Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa died May 27, 2013 at the same place. She was born September 16, 1914 at Kalona, Iowa to Daniel J. and Ida (Miller) Fisher.

Surviving Siblings: Brother Wallace and wife Marilyn, Sister Virginia Hershberger and a sister-in-law Rachel Fisher.

Deceased Siblings: Sisters Mabel Mininger, Emma Maust, Lois Yoder and Pauline Maust; her brothers Ralph, Clifford and Robert; sisters-in-law Marjorie Fisher, Charlotte Fisher and Evelyn Fisher; brothers-in-law Edward Mininger, Joe Maust, Dale E. Yoder, Edgar Maust and Kenneth Hershberger.

Memorial services were held June 1, 2013 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Iowa.

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



Fox, Anna E.
, 98, died October 25, 2013 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, PA where she resided for the past 15 years. Born in Earl Twp., on July 14, 1915, to Daniel M. and Ella B. (Eby) Fox. She was a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church.
She was the last surviving member of her immediate family.

Survived a sister-in-law, Esther F. Fox; a brother-in-law, Leo R. Grant; and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Sarah L. Zimmerman, and Mary F. Grant; and six brothers, Willis, Henry, John David, Daniel, Elmer, and Ivan Fox.

Funeral service was Oct. 30 at the Martindale Mennonite Church, Ephrata. Interment was in the Weaverland Mennonite (Frame) Church Cemetery. East Earl, PA

Source: Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, 2013



Frank, Virginia Mae Sauder
, 77, of Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio died August 19, 2013 at Bryan, Williams Co., Ohio. She was born November 15, 1935 at Archbold, OH to Roy and Selma (Gautsche) Sauder.

Surviving are children, Charles (Tammie) Frank, Athens, MI; and Cynthia (John Jordan) Frank, Wolcottville, IN; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild and siblings, Robert (Pam) Sauder, Pioneer, OH; Duane (Nedra) Sauder, Archbold, OH; John (Lois) Sauder, Orlando, FL; R. Wendell (Veronica) Sauder, Goessel, KS; Neil (David Josefiak) Sauder, Wichita, KS; Joan (Sam) Ozuzu, The Villages, FL; and Eloise (Mav) Yoder, Archbold, OH.

Two sisters, Arlene Horst and Ruth Elaine preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 19, 2013 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



Franz, Bernice Pearl Borthwick
, 90, of Reedley, Fresno Co., CA died June 1, 2013 at the same place. She was born October 12, 1922. On December 10, 1972 she was married to Earl Franz, who was born August 10, 1916 and is deceased.

Graveside services were held June 6, 2013 at Smith Mountain Cemetery, Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Freed, Cleta Stover
, 76, of Harleysville, Montgomery Co., Pa died August 3, 2013 at the same place. She was born August 31, 1936 at Harleysville, PA to Willis B. and Sadie (Stover) Moyer. On June 9, 1956 she was married to Howard Derstein Freed, who was born January 20, 1933 and survives.

Surviving are children, Ronald Freed & wife Debbie; Daniel Freed & wife Donna; Kathy Martin & husband Don; nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Merril Moyer & wife Nancy.

A sister, Beatrice Moyer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 7, 2013 at Salford Mennonite Church Harleysville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Bradley Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Freed, Cleta S. Moyer, 76, of Harleysville, PA died August 3, 2013 at her residence. She was born August 31, 1936 in Harleysville, PA to Willis B. & Sadie (Stover) Moyer. She was the loving wife of Howard D. Freed for 57 years.

Cleta was a member of Salford Mennonite Church where she served as a past president of the Womens Fellowship (WMSC), a former assistant librarian and most recently organized luncheons.

Survived by her husband Howard and two sons, Ronald Freed & wife, Debbie of Souderton, PA, Daniel Freed & wife, Donna of Souderton, PA; a daughter, Kathy Martin & husband, Don of Lansdale, PA; nine grandchildren - Andrew, Amy, Brett, Adam, Lance, Scott, Clinton, Ryan, Krista; seven great-grandchildren - Cassidy, Sadie, Greg, Luke, Hannah, Eli, Jeff and a brother, Merrill Moyer & wife, Nancy of Souderton, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Beatrice Moyer.

A funeral service was August 7, 2013 at Salford Mennonite Church Harleysville,PA. Burial was at Salford Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Fretz, J. Herbert
, 92, of Goshen, IN died August 10, 2013 at the same place. He was born January 10, 1921 at Lansdale, PA to Jacob R. and Mary (Rickert) Fretz. On June 9, 1945 at First Mennonite Church, Berne, IN he was married to Helen Habegger, who was born April 19, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are children, Barbara (Archie) Ross, Susan Boushele, James H. (Mary) Fretz, and Joseph H. (Ann) Fretz; seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Jacob M. and Stanley R. Fretz, preceded him in death.

A 1943 graduate of Bluffton University, Herb went on to study at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, Pa.

A minister, he served at the Deep Run West Mennonite Meetinghouse near Bedminster, Pa., the Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, S.D. and then Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen from 1963 to 68. From 1968 until his retirement in 1988, Herbert worked for The Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, as Coordinator of Church and Seminary Relations.

Memorial services were held August 17,2013 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN. Burial of his cremated remains will be at Deep Run West Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bedminster, PA.

Submitted by: Jama Brookmyer Graber, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Frey, Gregory Paul
, 17, of Millersville, PA died unexpectedly on a fishing trip in Sullivan County on September 22, 2013. Born September 20, 1996 in Lancaster, PA to Paul L. and Anna M. (Petri) Frey.

Survived by his parents, two sisters, Emily and Courtney Frey, all of Millersville; maternal grandparents, Fred and Josie Petri "Poppie and Mom-Mom," of Millersville; paternal grandfather, Ray Frey, Sr., of Lancaster; maternal great grandparents, Charles and Patricia Younger, of Millersville; his faithful chocolate Lab, Alpha, as well as numerous cousins, aunts, uncles, extended family and caring friends.

Funeral Service was September 28, 2013 at the Millersville Mennonite Church, Millersville, Interment was in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal/New Era 11/29/2013)
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2013



Frey, Ida G. Shank
, age 91, of Columbus, Ohio died April 14, 2013 at her residence, The Forum at Knightsbridge in Columbus. Born July 7, 1921 in Franklin County, PA, to Aaron and Ida (Grove) Shank. Ida was the wife of the late J. Melvin Frey who passed away in June 1984 and also the wife of the late Irvin M. Frey who passed away in March 2008. Ida was of the Mennonite faith, she was a member of the Menno Haven Ladies Auxiliary Chambersburg, PA.

Surviving family are her children Don E. Frey, husband of Sandra and Donna M. wife of Dr. Wael Jarjour, Columbus, Ohio, four grandchildren Sherry Frey Lapp and Michael S. Frey, Lancaster, Nicholas N. and Alexander B. Jarjour, Columbus, Ohio.

Ida was preceded in death by her 2 husbands J. Melvin and Irvin and brothers Clinton, Floyd and Glenn Shank and sisters Evarella Eshelman and Violet Burkholder.

A memorial service was April 21 at 3:00 P.M. at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church Greencastle, PA with Pastor H. Wesley Boyer officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Frey, James J.
, 86, of Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH died October 6 2013 at Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. He was born December 28, 1926 at Pettisville, OH to H
arvey and Bertha Frey. On March 28, 1948 he was married to Emagene "Jean' Short, who died January 13, 2011.

Surviving are children, Bernard "Barney" (Jo) Frey, Ken (Pat) Frey, Becky (Dennis) Peabody, Charles Frey, and Janet Frey; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and siblings, Vincent (Marcella) Frey, Merle (Evelyn) Frey, and Ron (Darlene) Frey.

Two brothers, Paul Frey, and Carl Frey, and two sisters, Arlene Waidelich, and Miriam Frey predeceased him.

He was in Civilian Public Service in Iowa, Colorado and Oregon; and a SOOP volunteer in Tucson, AZ.

Memorial services were held October 10, 2013 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, OH.

Submitted by: Pam Graber, Wauseon, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Frey, Susan Adele Smeltzer

HAINES CITY, Fla. ­ Susan Adele Frey, 64, of Haines City, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Munroe Regional Medical Center, Ocala.

She was born Nov. 25, 1948, to Curtis Orville and Bernice Addelee (Johnson) Smeltzer in Elkhart, Ind.

Susan is survived by her husband, Gary Lee Frey; children Tom Nunemaker, Tammy Leopold, Trina Hopsecger and Tracy Cook; stepson Scott Frey; eight grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

She was a homemaker.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Calvary Baptist Church, 27664 C.R. 24, Elkhart. Dr. Daniel Gelatt
will officiate. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery.

A memorial service will follow at Landmark Baptist Church in Haines City at a later date.

Elkhart Truth - 3/25/2013
Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Freyenberger, William F.
, 98 of Wayland, Iowa died June 4, 2013 at the Henry County Health Center in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. He was born May 15, 1915 in Henry County, Iowa to Elmer J. And Emma (Oswald) Freyenberger. He was united in marriage to Julia Zieglowsky on September 1, 1938 at the St. Paul Evangelical Church Washington, IA.

Bill was a member of the Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church where he served as a trustee for many years. He was a founding board member of the Parkview Home Board and also the Wayland Livestock Board.

Suriviors include two daughters and spouses; Evelyn (Ralph) Rubey of Stockport, Iowa, Doris (Dean) Aicher of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, one son and wife; Jim (Denise) Freyenberger of Wayland, Iowa, eight grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, and three sisters; Myrtle Gardner of Grand Rapids, Minnesota, Ruth Graber of Wayland, Iowa and Ina Mae (Orlin) Eigsti of Hesston, Kansas.

Preceding him in death were his parents, his wife Julia, two brothers; Robert and Edward Freyenberger, one granddaughter; Teresa Lynn Rubey and one great grandson; Lucas Rodibaugh.

A celebration of life was June 9, 2013 at the Eicher Emmanuel Mennonite Church in rural Wayland with Pastor Larry Evers officiating. Burial will follow at the Eicher Cemetery.

Source: Beatty-Peterseim Funeral
Home Kalona, Wayland, Washington, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Fricke, Lena Molter
, 100, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died October 21, 2013 at the same place. She was born May 16, 1913 at Chicago, IL to Jacob and Annie (Swierenga) Molter. On January 12, 1935 in Chicago she was married to Edward Fricke, who died June 10, 1942.

Surviving are a daughter, Leanne (Ronald) Schertz; a son, James Edward (Dorothy) Fricke, five grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Jacob Molter Jr.

Three sisters and five brothers preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 26, 2013 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN. Her ashes will be buried at a later date at Forest Home Cemetery, Forest Park, IL

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



Friesen, Helen Martens
, died May 21, 2013, She was born April 28, 1915 Helena Martens near Warman, SK, as 1 of 11 children. Helen married Abe Friesen on Oct 5, 1946, and they moved to British Columbia shortly thereafter. They had 4 children together, raised 1 granddaughter, and served faithfully in their church and community.

Survived by her 104-year-old sister Jesse, daughter Vivian (Gerald) Froese, son Jim (Chris) Friesen, son Paul (Anna-Marie) Friesen and granddaughter Sharon (Colin) Reimer. Also, 11 additional grand-children and 141/2 great grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband Abe, her daughter Darlene and son-in-law Tom, and 9 sisters and brothers.

Funeral service was May 27, 2013 at Clearbrook Mennonite Brethern Church Abbotsford, BC.

Source: The Abbotsford News, Abbotsford, BC
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Froese, Doris Jane Thiesen
, 76, of Inman, KS died February 15, 2013 at Hospice House, Hutchinson, KS. She was born April 3, 1936 at Goessel, KS to Jacob S. and Marie (Dirksen) Thiesen. On April 24, 1955 at Goessel, KS she was married to Waldo C. Froese, who was born October 13, 1932 and survives.

Surviving are children, Jay & Connie Froese, Ray & Dawn Froese, Larry & Bev Froese, Gary & Kris Froese, Dale & Dawn Froese, and Bill & Kami Froese; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Norma & Paul Graber and Janet & Jerry Bahl.

A brother, Merlin Thiesen preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 18, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Fry, Orva D.

Dec. 1, 1967 - Nov. 28, 2013

LIGONIER - Orva D. Fry, 45, of Ligonier, died on Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, in Tijuana, Mexico.

He was born Dec. 1, 1967, to David O. and Mattie (Yoder) Fry.

On Aug. 31, 2006, he married Ada Bontrager, who survives. Survivors in addition to his wife are three daughters, Janell, Janae and Jolene, all at home; his parents; three sisters, Edna (Daniel) Lehman and Maryann (Joe) Otto and Eileen (Henry) Eash; and seven brothers, Danny (Sue Anna) Fry, Lavern (Katherine) Fry, Orlie Fry, Melvin (Pauline) Fry, Andrew (Mary) Fry, Harvey (Vera) Fry and Freeman (Ruth) Fry.

Orva worked in the RV industry and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, and all day Thursday, Dec. 5, at the family's residence, 3834 W. 1000 N., Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 6, at the Harvey Yoder residence, 3500 W. 1000 N., Ligonier. Bishop Miller and the home ministers will officiate.

Burial will be in Clearspring Cemetery, Topeka.

Arrangements are being handled by Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 1, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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