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Hahn, Harvey W. ; . . Halteman, Mary S. Godshall ; . . Hamm, Miriam Glanzer ; . . Hampton, Susan Blanche ; . . Harnish, Elvin T. ; . . Harper, Travis Paul ; . . Hartman, Lois Ann Miller ; . . Hartman, Margaret "Irene" Shriner ; . . Heisey, Freda Grace Blocher ; . . Heisey, James Wilmer ; . . Heisey, Miriam D. Wenger ; . . Heisey, Velma Irene Climenhaga ; . . Herr Fannie H. Weaver ; . . Herr, Jacob C.; . . Herr, Lois Beckler Showalter ; . . Herr, Margaret L. Jones ; . . Herr, Mildred J. Shenk ; . . Herschberger, Henry A. ; . . Hershberger, Alma J. ; . . Hershberger, Elizabeth Yoder ; . . Hershberger, Randall J. ; . . Hershberger, Rosa M. Stauffer ; . . Hershberger, Ruth E. Amstutz ; . . Hershey, Larry W. ; . . Hershey, Ruth Martin ; . . Hertzler, Aldus K. ; . . Hertzler, Clarene Virginia Shenk ; . . Hess, John D. Hess ; . . Hess, Martha C. Hoffer ; . . Hess, Mildred W. Good ; . . High, Christian H. ; . . High, Harvey L. ; . . High, Mildred W. Horst Nolt ; . . Hilty, Irene B. Schwartz; . . Hochstedler, Jeffrey D. ; . . Hochstetler, Anna Mary Yoder ; . . Hochstetler, Jonathan C. ; . . Hochstetler, Lydia Rose ; . . Hochstetler, Steven Joe ; . . Hochstetler, William R. ; . . Hollinger, Gertrude D. Martin ; . . Hoover, Aaron H. Sr. ; . . Hoover, David S. ; . . Hoover, Edwin H. ; . . Hoover, Elizabeth M. ; . . Hoover, LeRoy S. ; . . Hoover, Justin Mark ; . . Hoover, Marvin Z. ; . . Hoover, Paul S. ; . . Hoover, Wilma Diane Graybill ; . . Horning, David Z. ; . . Horning, Elton ; . . Horning, Evelyn Marie Nolt ; . . Horning, Martha M.; . . Horning, Melvin E. ; . . Horst, Chester M. ; . . Horst, Clarence B. ; . . Horst, E. Arlene Nolt ; . . Horst, Janet S. Martin ; . . . Horst, Jerome Brubaker ; . . Horst, John Henry ; . . Horst, Leah Ruth Shank ; . . Horst, LeRoy S. ; . . Horst, Lizzie S. Weaver ; . . Horst, Marica Lynea ; . . Horst, Martha Frances Martin ; . . Horst, Mary Ellen Stutzman ; . . Horst, Mary Esther; . . Horst, Mary Louise Horst ; . . Horst, Ray Ernest ; . . Horst, Ruth Ellen King; . . Horst, Sheldon Ray ; . . Horst, Willis Gabriel ; . . Hostetler, Altye Mae Lubbers ; . . Hostetler, Esther Stoltzfus ; . . Hostetler, Lester J. ; . . Hostetler, Myron Eugene ; . . Hostetter, David N. ; . . Hostetter, Ethel S. Martin; . . Hostetter, Harold L.; . . Hostetter, Jacob N. ; . . Hostetter, Robert C., Sr. ; . . Hostetter, Wesley H. ; . . Huber, Doris Elizabeth Myers ; . . Hunsberger, Alverna Y. Yothers ; . . Hunsecker, Wilmer Aidin ; . . Hursh, Paul H. ; . . Hurst, Samuel W. ; . .

Hahn, Harvey W.
, 82, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at the Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy Center. He was the son of Mary B. (Weber) Hahn and the late Harvey H. Hahn. Harvey was the husband to Anna Ruth (Ecenroad) Hahn with whom he celebrated 62 years of marriage.

Harvey was a truck driver for Glen-Gery Brick with 40 years of service. He then became a school bus driver for Boyo Transportation Services. Harvey was an avid Phillies fan.

Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are four children: Bonnie Teets, wife of Edwin, Donna Hahn, companion of Jackie Hertel, Terry Hahn and Cheryl Ackley, wife of Russell; three grandchildren: Tracy Salus, Joshua and Megan Ackley; two great-grandchildren: Morgan and Addison Salus; and a sister, Kathryn Styer.

A Funeral Service will be held at 2 PM on Friday, July 12, 2013 at Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, 351 W. Middle Creek Road, Lititz, PA 17543. A viewing will be from 12:30-2 PM at the church. Interment will follow the services at the church cemetery. Charles F. Snyder, Jr. Funeral Home & Crematory.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/10/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Halteman, Mary S. Godshall
, 87, of Harleysville, PA died February 4, 2013 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA. She was born July 26, 1925 at Morwood, Montgomery Co., PA to Alvin and Susan (Springer) Godshall. On June 8, 1946 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Raymond N. Halteman, who was born May 10, 1925 and died January 4, 2003.

Surviving are children, Alvin Ray Halteman & wife Nesi; Robert G. Halteman & wife Audrey; Janet Michener & husband Kenneth; Carol Sue Clemmer & husband Daryl; Dennis Halteman & wife Debbie; Betty J. Detweiler & husband Laverne; and Donald Halteman & wife Pamela; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Stanley Godshall.

A granddaughter, Nicole Michener; three brothers, Henry, Norman & Alvin Godshall; and four sisters, Edith, Mabel, Naomi, and Eva preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 9, 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



Hamm, Miriam Glanzer
, 83, of Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD died July 12, 2013 at the same place, from a massive stroke.

She was born December 8, 1929 at Dolton, SD to Joseph P. and Theresa (Kleinsasser) Glanzer. Joseph was born July 1, 1901 and is deceased. Theresa was born April 14, 1898 and died March 31, 1971.

On June 3, 1954 at Freeman, SD she was married to Donald Hamm, who was born October 26, 1924 and died March 1, 2010.

Surviving are daughter-in-law: Laurie Hamm; sons: Joseph (Janis) Hamm and Sidney (Donna) Hamm; daughter: Joyce (Rick) Palmateer; 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Mary Ruth Hofman, Moses Glanzer, Aaron (Marcella) Glanzer and Clara (Cordell) Graber.

A son, Alan Hamm and siblings: Paul Glanzer, Clarence Glanzer, Raymond Glanzer and Alma Hofer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 15, 2013 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD.

Submitted by: Edie Tschetter, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hampton, Susan Blanche
, 59, of Penn Laird, VA, died February 3, 2013 at the same place. She was born December 30, 1953 at Washington, DC to Wade Kenneth and Lillian G. Hampton (born April 14, 1914).

Surviving are her mother and a brother, W. Leonard Hampton & Norma Jean.

Her father preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 8, 2013 at Kyger Funeral Home Chapel, Harrisonburg, Rockingham Co., VA with burial in Fairfax City Cemetery, Fairfax, VA.

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



Harnish, Elvin T.
, 87, of Brethren Village, formerly of West Willow, PA., died February 28, 2013 at home. Born August 3, 1925, in West Willow, PA to Clayton C. and Elizabeth (Thomas) Harnish. He was the husband of Martha (Newcomer) Harnish, with whom he was married sixty-three years last March 5.

Elvin was a member of New Danville Mennonite Church, Pequea Twp., where he had served as a trustee and Sunday School teacher. He also was a member of the West Willow Fire Company and had served as Fire Chief for nine and a half years.

Surviving is his wife Martha and three children, J. Martin married to Sandra J. (Bontrager) Harnish, of West Willow, Martha L. Fisher, of Akron and Mary L. Arment, of Ephrata; six grandchildren, Amanda (Jay) Kneisley, Daniel (Becky) Harnish, Matthew Rineer, Joshua Fisher, Amy Fisher and Andrew Arment; five great-grandchildren, Jeanette, Delvin, Leanne, Logan and Kaylyn.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, I. Paul Harnish, C. Lloyd Harnish, Thomas A. Harnish and J. Nelson Harnish.

The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff at Brethren Village for the care and support during Elvin's illness.

Funeral Service was March 7, 2013 at the New Danville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA 17603. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source: Intelligencer Journal Lancaster, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Harper, Travis Paul
, 8 days old, of Buhler, KS died September 5, 2013 at Wichita, KS. He was born August 28, 2013 at Wichita, KS to Matthew Phares and Brooke Andrea (Ebeling) Harper. Matthew was born April 10, 1985 and Brooke was born June 11, 1987.

Memorial services were held September 9, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS with burial in Buhler East Cemetery Buhler, KS.

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



Hartman, Lois Ann Miller
, 78, of Goshen, IN died September 28, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen. She was born December 29, 1934 in Plain City, Ohio to Roman and Anna (Slabaugh) Miller. She married Wilmer Hartman July 15, 1956. They were married 57 years. Lois was a teacher at Central Christian High School, Kidron, Ohio and a co-pastor with Wilmer at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio and at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, Garden City, Missouri, before retiring to Goshen. She also led tours of Switzerland and the Holy Land with Wilmer. Lois was a pioneer for women's leadership in church.

Survived by her husband Wilmer and her four daughters, Marcia Weaver and Evie (Dan) Nafziger, both of Goshen, Rachel (Todd) Miller of Garfield Heights, Ohio, and Lori (Steve) Hartman-Keiser of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin; her sister, Carol (David) Garber of Scottdale, Pennsylvania; and 12 grandchildren.

A memorial service was October 6, 2013 at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship.

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

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Hartman, Lois A. Miller

Dec. 29, 1934 - Sept. 28, 2013

GOSHEN - Lois Ann Hartman, 78, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen.

She was born Dec. 29, 1934, in Plain City, Ohio, to Roman and Anna (Slabaugh) Miller.

She married Wilmer Hartman on July 15, 1956. They were married 57 years.

She is survived by her husband; her four daughters, Marcia Weaver of Goshen, Evie (Dan) Nafziger of Goshen, Rachel (Todd) Miller of Garfield Heights, Ohio, and Lori (Steve) Hartman-Keiser of Wauwatosa, Wis.; her sister, Carol (David) Garber, Scottdale, Pa.; and 12 grandchildren.

Lois was a teacher at Central Christian High School, Kidron, Ohio, and was a co-pastor with Wilmer at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio, and at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, Garden City, Mo., before retiring to Goshen. She also led tours of Switzerland and the Holy Land with Wilmer.

Lois was a pioneer for women's leadership in church. She loved her children and grandchildren, singing, laughing, cooking and crossword puzzles.

Visitation will be Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, from 3 to 6 p.m. in the Meetinghouse at Greencroft Goshen.

A memorial service will be Sunday, Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Christian Schools or MDC Goldenrod.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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



Hartman, Margaret "Irene" Shriner

Feb. 11, 1914 - Oct. 14, 2013

GOSHEN - Margaret "Irene" (Shriner) Hartman, 99, of Goshen, died Monday, Oct. 14, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born Feb. 11, 1914, in Kent County, Mich., to the late Frank and Katie (Miller) Shriner.

She married Pastor Earl W. Hartman on Oct. 1, 1936. He died Sept. 9, 1995.

Surviving are sons Donald E. (Lynda) Hartman of Manistique, Mich. and Dennis (Linda) Hartman of Kalamazoo, Mich.; three granddaughters; 11 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lester (Charlotte) Shriner of Goshen.

Preceding her in death were three sisters and a daughter-in-law.

Irene was a homemaker and a member of Olive Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, with the service following at 3 p.m. at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Pastors Kevin and Sharon Yoder will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church or World Missionary Press.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 15, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hartman, Margaret "Irene" Shriner, 99, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died October 14, 2013 at the same place. She was born February 11, 1914 in Kent Co, MI to Frank and Katie (Miller) Shriner. On October 1, 1936 she was married to Earl W. Hartman, who died September 9, 1995.

Surviving are two sons, Donald (Lynda) and Dennis (Linda), three grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lester (Charlotte) Shriner.

Memorial services were held October 17, 2013 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart Co., IN with burial in Olive West Cemetery.

Submitted by: Dina Miller, Elkhart IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Heisey, Freda Grace Blocher

(June 12, 1950 - June 13, 2013)

Freda Grace Heisey, 63, of Taylorsville, MS, passed away peacefully at Wesley Medical Center in Hattiesburg, MS on Thursday, June 13, 2013 after a long battle with cancer.

She was born June 12, 1950 to Earl and Dorothy (Andrews) Blocher in Kansas City, MO. On April 9, 1971 she was united in marriage to Jan L. Heisey. She was a member of Maranatha Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her loving husband, Jan of Taylorsville, MS; her five children, Stephanie (Ben) Beachler of Rochester, IN; Jennifer (Gary) Cassel of Wellsville, PA; Michael (Melissa) of Bonner, MT; Melissa (Lyndon) Bechtel of Collins, MS; and Matthew. Also surviving are her brothers Stephen (Karen) Blocher and Craig Blocher, both of OH; and her sisters, Bernice (Kenneth) Fosberg of OH; Ruth (Roger) Keeny of PA; Rebecca (Ralph) Stalter of IN; nine grandchildren; and 17 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents Earl and Dorothy Blocher; daughter-in-law Leah (Buckingham) Heisey; and son-in-law Ben Beachler.

Over the past several years she blessed many people with beautiful hand-crafted cards. She will be long remembered for her gift of hospitality and delicious cooking. Memorial contributions can be made to her husband.

Visitation will be held from 4:00pm - 8:00pm on Sunday June 16th, 2013 at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville and from 8:00am - 10:00am on Monday June 17th, 2013 at Audubon Drive Bible Church in Laurel with funeral services to follow at 10:30 am at the church. Burial will be at Maranatha Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of arrangements. 601-785-6564

An online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapellaurel.com

Colonial Chapel Funeral Home
Laurel, MS
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Heisey, James Wilmer
, 89, died May 5, 2013, at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia. He was born on September 10, 1923, in Manheim, Pennsylvania, to Paul Wolgemuth Heisey and Katie Musser Hess Heisey.

As a youth, Wilmer joined the Cross Roads Brethern in Christ congregation in Mount Joy, PA. As a conscientious objector, Wilmer served in Civilian Public Service from 1943 to 1946 as a dairy tester in Maine. After the war, he went on to a wide-ranging career with Mennonite Central Committee, Brethren in Christ Missions, and Lancaster Mennonite High School.

Survived by his wife, Velma and children, Paul Heisey of Arlington, Virginia; Nancy Heisey (and Paul Longacre) of Harrisonburg; and Mary Jane Heisey (and Philip Harnden) of Richville, New York; his daughter-in-law, Melinda Smale of Arlington; as well as by his four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A service of memory and celebration was held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church Harrisonburg, VA on May 8, 2013. A later memorial and burial will be held at Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church in Mount Joy, Pennsylvania.

Source: Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Heisey, Miriam D. Wenger
, 80, of Manheim, PA died March 17, 2013 at Bob Fryer & Family Inpatient Center of Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy, PA. Born on the 1927 Wenger homestead in West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA, to Noah W. and Elma K. Denlinger Wenger. She was the wife of the late Edwin B. Heisey who died in 1978 after 16 years of marriage.

Prior to moving to a cottage at Mount Hope Nazarene Retirement Community in 2009, she was a member of Grace Community Fellowship, formerly Gantz Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA. In service, she was the church treasurer, a Sunday School teacher, church contact lady, and organized groups to sing to residents at local retirement communities. Miriam was a volunteer coordinator and cashier at Mount Joy Gift and Thrift Shop.

Survived by four children, Nevin W., husband of Joy Layton Heisey, of Lancaster, PA, Vernon W., husband of Renee S. Haldeman Heisey, of Manheim, Elma W., wife of James R. Vital, Jr., of Manheim, and Leon W., husband of Heather J. Staller Heisey, of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia; 10 grandchildren; and six brothers, Mervin D., husband of Mary C. Wenger, of Ephrata, PA, Arthur D., husband of Mary K. Wenger, of Lititz, PA, Lloyd D., husband of Pauline R. Wenger, of Millville, NJ, Luke D., husband of Shirley A. Wenger, of New Holland, PA, Earl D., husband of Lois Wenger, of Ephrata, and Roy D., husband of Theresa R. Wenger, of Leola, PA.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Elvin D. Wenger.

A funeral service was March 22, 2013 at Hernley Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA with Pastor Dennis W. Andrew officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Source: Intelligencer Journal Lamcaster, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Heisey, Velma Irene Climenhaga
, died on August 26, 2013, at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She was born on September 2, 1917, to Laban Climenhaga and Sarah Priscilla Bert Climenhaga at their homestead near Kindersley, Saskatchewan. She was the fifth of eleven Climenhaga children born in the Canadian prairie province.

At age nine, in the nearby Clearview Brethren in Christ church, Velma dedicated her life to Christ. She was baptized at a "dugout" on her father's farm. Velma's desire for overseas service found an opening when Dr. C. N. Hostetter, Jr. recruited her to fill a nursing position with Mennonite Central Committee's postwar relief program in Abra Province of the Philippines. On a wintry day in March 1947, she climbed into her father's horse-drawn bobsled to begin a 151-day journey by train, steamship, and foot that landed her in the remote Philippine mountain village of Lamao. There she opened a clinic and became its only resident medical staff. For the next three years she delivered babies, sutured wounds, and started a milk-feeding program for the children. One student was inspired by her health classes to become a doctor, later returning as Lamao's first resident physician. Velma's admiration for the Tinguian people of Lamao endured for the rest of her life. On June 11, 1948, Velma married another Brethren in Christ relief worker in Lamao, J. Wilmer Heisey of Mount Joy, PA. Their first child, Paul, was born in the Philippines in 1949. In 1950, the Heisey family returned to the United States, they continued mission work in New Mexico. In 1981, Velma and Wilmer visited Brethren in Christ congregations in Cuba, Japan, the Philippines, and then India, the original inspiration for Velma's call to missions a half century earlier . Now, nearly seven decades after a horse-drawn bobsled carried Velma away from her prairie home, her life of service stands as a testimony to her faith and as a beacon to her family and friends, who so dearly love and cherish her.

Survived by her siblings, Helen Christie of Ridgeway, Ontario; Samuel Climenhaga of Kindersley, Saskatchewan; Viola Robson of Peachland, British Columbia; and Lois Climenhaga of Fort Walton Beach, Florida; by her children, Paul Heisey of Arlington, Virginia; Nancy Heisey (and Paul Longacre) of Harrisonburg; and Mary Jane Heisey (and Philip Harnden) of Richville, New York; by her daughter-in-law, Melinda Smale of Arlington; as well as by her four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Velma was preceded in death by Wilmer, in May 2013.

A service of memory and celebration was Sept 7, 2013 in the Strite Auditorium of Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, VA. A later memorial & burial service was held at Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Church in Mount Joy, PA

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



Herr Fannie H. Weaver
, 87, of 515 White Oak Rd., New Holland, died Thursday, Dec. 27, at her home. She is survived by Eli W. Herr, her husband of 66 years.

Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late John and Lydia (High) Weaver.

Fannie was a homemaker and a member of Centerville Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven children: Edwin married to Judith (Gochenaur) Herr, Gorin, MO; John married to Carolyn (Baker) Herr, New Holland; Eli, Jr., married to Mabel (Musser) Herr, Ephrata; Alma married to Amos Oberholtzer, Owen, WI; Amy married to Jerry Martin, Guys Mills; Melvin married to Gloria (Newswanger) Herr, Bethel; June married to Rodney Sensenig, Flora, IN; 39 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Mary widow of Elvin Martin, Fairmount Homes and Lydia married to David Leinbach, East Earl.

She was preceded in death by two stillborn sons and an infant daughter, Ruth; a granddaughter, Carla Herr; brothers, David and John Weaver; and a sister, Eva Weaver.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, Dec. 31, at 1:30 p.m. at Centerville Mennonite Church, Sensenig Rd., Martindale, with Bishop Harold Good, Bishop Wilmer Weaver, Roy Zimmerman, and Brenden Weaver officiating. Interment will be in Martindale Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Centerville Mennonite Church on Sunday from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The -Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, PA
Dec 29, 2012
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Herr, Jacob C.
, 92, of Woodcrest Villa, and formerly of Gordonville, PA died Monday, January 14, 2013 at the Mennonite Home Lancaster, PA. Born in West Lampeter Twp Lancaster, PA, to Christ and Anna (Klaus) Herr. He was the husband of Mildred (Shenk) Herr for almost 70 years.

He was a long-time member of Strasburg Mennonite Church, where he served many years as Sunday School teacher of teen boys and later Men's Bible class. Jake served the community of Gordonville as Chief of the Fire Company from 1946 to 1976, during which the Gordonville Ambulance was formed and the famous Gordonville Mud Sale was begun. He was a member of Mill Creek Hunting Club, Tioga County.

Jake is survived by three sons, Glenn married to Narci (Naas) Herr, Hong Kong, Raymond married to Jean (Hamilton) Herr, New Holland and Donald, husband of the late Tia (Fooks) Herr, North Carolina; a daughter, Evelyn married to Omar Zook of Lebanon; eight grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Arlene married to Mervin McMichael of Lancaster. Jake was preceded in death by a son, Robert; three brothers, Parke, John and Clyde; and two sisters, Ruth Witmer and Alma Ranck.

The Memorial Service was January 19, 2013, in Strasburg Mennonite Church,
Strasburg, PA, with Pastors John Meck and Stephen Weaver officiating. Private interment took place in Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery before the
service.

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



Herr, Lois Beckler Showalter
, 87, of East Petersburg, PA died April 8, 2013 at Heart of Lancaster Hospital. Born March 18, 1926 in Waynesboro, VA to Ira and Edna (Shank) Showalter. Lois married Paul Witmer Herr June 30, 1948 in Waynesboro, VA. A member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, she previously enjoyed her years at Bart, PA, Mennonite and Lewisburg, WV, Presbyterian congregations.

Survived by five children: Jean (George) Herr-Riser of East Petersburg; Stephen D. (Kipley) Herr of Richmond, VA; Marianne (Roger) Herr-Paul of Greencastle; J. Michael (Donita) Herr of West Hartford, CT; John P. (Kathleen) Herr of East Petersburg; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Dorothy Shank of Myerstown, and two brothers: Milton (MaryEllen) Showalter of Waynesboro, VA and Ralph (Joyce) Showalter of Stuarts Draft, VA.

Lois was preceded in death by sisters, Marjorie (Aaron) Shank, Shirley (Herbert) Minnich, and brothers, Winfred (Eloise) Showalter and Leonard (Ann) Showalter. A Memorial Service was April 12,2013 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, East Petersburg, PA.

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



Herr, Margaret L. Jones
, 95, died Aug. 1, 2013, at the Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton, OH. She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in Bluffton to Clarence and Esther (Slusser) Jones. On Nov. 1, 1939 she married William M. Herr and he survives. She was a life long member of Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH.

Survived by her husband William and four daughters Louise (Jack) Shoupe of Bluffton, Carole Kelley of Bluffton, Jayne (Charles) Huffman of Pandora; Shari (Tony) Schwab of Pandora; 17 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; a brother David (Madra) Jones of Findlay; two sisters Martha Beach of Bluffton, Ruth Amstutz of Grangeville, Idaho; a daughter-in-law Julie Herr of Bluffton; and a sister-in-law Joan Jones of Bluffton.

She was preceded in death by a son, Gary Herr; brother Clarence Jones; and a sister, Alice Wingate,

Services were Aug 5, 2013 at Ebenezer Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Revs. Dick Potter and Charles Warren officiating. Burial was in Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Bluffton ICON
Submitted by Leon Hertzler



Herr, Mildred J. Shenk
, 85, of Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz, PA, died April 9, 2013 at the hospice center in Mount Joy. Born in Lancaster, PA to Marion H. Shenk and Oliver Schenck. She was married to Clyde H. Herr who preceded her in death on September 12, 1993.

A member of Grace Point Church of Paradise (formerly Paradise Mennonite Church), Mildred was very involved in the activities of the church and mission efforts. Music was her passion. Singing in musical organizations gave her great joy. Recent groups included the Moments of Glad Tidings, Ephrata Cloister Choir, Table Singers, and the choir at Landis Homes. She instilled her great love of music into her family, a legacy.

Survived by three children, Kenneth Herr, married to Elnore (Birkey) of Morgantown; Miriam Nafziger, married to Rodney of Lancaster; and Shirley Mast, married to Cliff, of Lancaster. She took great delight in sharing the lives of her nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, anticipating the birth of the sixth.

She was preceded in death by her only brother, Oliver H. "Sonny" Shenk, married to Carol Ann.

The Memorial Service was April 14, 2013, at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel Lititz,PA. Interment was in Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Charles F. Snyder Jr.
Funeral Home & Crematory
Lancaster-Lititz-Millersville, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Herschberger, Henry A.

March 19, 1930 - July 16, 2013

GOSHEN - Henry A. Herschberger, 83, of Goshen, died at 8:38 p.m. July 16, 2013, at IU Goshen Health Hospital.

He was born March 19, 1930, in Nappanee to the late Ananias and Drucilla (Yoder) Herschberger.

On Sept. 23, 1951, Henry married Wilma Fern Troyer. She died July 8, 2012.

His children, Larry (Mary) Herschberger of Middlebury, Hank (Melody) Herschberger and Christena (Courtney) Stump, both of Goshen, Titus Herschberger of Golden, Colo., and Wes (Janelle) Herschberger of Millersburg; 13 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; brothers Ura (Sarah) Herschberger of Arthur, Ill., David (Frieda) Herschberger of Sioux Lookout, Ontario, and Omer Ray Herschberger of Niles, Mich.; sister Fannie Mae (Jacob) Helmuth of Lovington, Ill.; and brother-in-law Levi Diener, survive.

His sisters, Laura and Verna Viola, preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 19, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday, July 20, at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Gideon's International.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 18, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Herschberger, Henry A., 83, of Goshen, IN died July 16, 2013 at IU Goshen Health Hospital. Henry was born March 19, 1930 in Nappanee to Ananias and Drucilla (Yoder) Herschberger. On September 23, 1951 Henry married Wilma Fern Troyer who died July 8, 2012. Henry was member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church, also involved in Jail services, Gideon's International.

Survived by four sons, Larry (Mary) Herschberger of Middlebury, Hank (Melody) Herschberger of Goshen, Titus Herschberger of Golden, CO, Wes (Janelle) Herschberger of Millersburg, a daughter, Christena (Courtney) Stump of Goshen; 13 grandchildren, five great grandchildren; three brothers, Ura (Sarah) Herschberger of Arthur, IL, David (Frieda) Herschberger of Sioux Lookout, ONT, Omer Ray Herschberger of Niles,MI; one sister, Fannie Mae (Jacob) Helmuth of Lovington, IL; and one brother-in-law, Levi Diener of Arcola, IL.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two sisters, Laura and Verna Viola.

Funeral service was July 20, 2013 at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN., conducted by Pastor Ben Shirk. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Source: Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
Middlebury, IN.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Hershberger, Alma J.

June 2, 1936 - Dec. 27, 2013

GOSHEN - Alma J. Hershberger, 77, died Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, in her nephew's home in Howe.

She was born June 2, 1936, to Joseph E. and Bessie Amanda (Christner) Hershberger.

Surviving are one brother, Ray (Lizzie) Hershberger of Goshen; nephews Glen Ray (Vera), Marion Lee (Wanda), Ivan Leroy (Betty), Orva (Naomi), LaVern (Erma), Vernon (Clara), David (LeEtta) and Mervin (Ruth) Hershberger; and nieces Alma (John Mark) Borkholder, Carolyn (Lee Allan) Chupp, Ruth Ann (Ronnie) Yoder, Ida Ellen (William) Miller and Nona Ann Chamness.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Ida Hershberger; brothers Lloyd, Alvin and Eli Hershberger; and four stillborn siblings.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, and all day Sunday, Dec. 29, at the Ray Hershberger home, 62270 C.R. 37, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 30, at the Howard Lambright home, 62308 C.R. 37, Goshen. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 29, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Elizabeth Yoder
, 87, LaGrange, died Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

She was born June 11, 1925, in Nappanee, Ind. to Clemences and Barbara (Mast) Yoder.

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

She was married to Eli M. Hershberger. He preceded her in death on October 1, 1996.

Surviving are one son, Noah J. Hershberger, Monticelio, Wisc.; four daughters and one son-in-law, Barbara Ann and Perry Bontrager, LaGrange, Marilyn Hershberger, LaGrange, Rebecca Sue Miller, Albany, Wisc., and Amanda Hershberger, LaGrange; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother, Steven Yoder, Homesworth, Ohio; one sister, Bertha Lengacher, LaGrange; and two sisters-in-law, Doris Yoder and Phyllis Yoder; both of Pettisville, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one daughter, Emma Holland, three brothers, and two grandchildren.

Local services were held Thursday, May 16, at the Perry Bontrager residence, 476N 100W in LaGrange. Visitation will be 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday May 17, at the William and Rebecca Miller residence, N5293 Highway 104, Albany, Wisc.

Burial will be in New Glarus Amish Cemetery, New Glarus, Wisc.

Carney Frost Funeral Home in LaGrange is in charge of local arrangements.

LaGrange News, LaGrange, IN
May 17, 2013
Contributed by: Glen Hershberger, Howe, IN



Hershberger, Randall J.

May 5, 1959 - Nov. 8, 2013

WAKARUSA - Randall J. "Randy" Hershberger, 54, passed away unexpectedly in his home Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

He was born May 5, 1959, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Kenneth and Virginia (Fisher) Hershberger.

He married Marcia Schrock on July 30, 1988, at Holdeman Mennonite Church.

She survives along with two daughters, Ellie and Abby, both at home; his mother, Virginia Hershberger of Goshen; a sister, Barbara (Carl) Westerbeek of Goshen; and three brothers, Kevin (Susie) Hershberger of Mount Gilead, N.C., and Galen (Karen) Hershberger and John (Diana) Hershberger, both of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his father.

A longtime area resident, Randy was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, where he served as an elder, youth sponsor and Sunday school teacher.

He was very involved in 4-H, serving as a dairy director. He also served on the Elkhart County Holstein Association.

A 1977 graduate of Northridge High School and a graduate of Lake Shore Technical Institute, Sheboygan, Wis., he worked in sales for Coach House Garages out of Arthur, Ill.

A devoted father and husband, Randy enjoyed the Iowa Hawkeyes and golf.

Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m., Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. A 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, memorial service will be conducted at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa. Pastors Randy Detweiler and BJ Leichty will officiate. A private burial will be in Olive (East) Cemetery, Elkhart.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Holdeman Mennonite Church Benevolence Fund.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 10, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hershberger, Randall J., 54, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died unexpectedly November 8, 2013 at the same place. He was born May 5, 1959 at Iowa City, Iowa to Kenneth and Virginia Hershberger. On July 30, 1988 at Wakarusa, IN he was married to Marcia Schrock, who was born August 4, 1963 and survives.

Surviving are children, Ellie and Abby both at home, and his siblings, Barbara (Carl) Westerbeek; Kevin (Susie) Hershberger; Galen (Karen) Hershberger and John (Diana) Hershberger.

Memorial services were held November 12, 2013 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

Submitted by: Loretta Newcomer
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Rosa M. Stauffer

June 2, 1938 - Nov. 30, 2013

ELKHART - Rosa M. Hershberger, 75, of Elkhart, died of cancer Nov. 30, 2013, in Elkhart.

She was born June 2, 1938, in Hicksville, Ohio, to Daniel and Anna (Zehr) Stauffer.

She is survived by a brother, Christian Stauffer of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Marcella (Dan Danen) Hershberger of Bristol; a son, Kent (Brenda Chupp) Hershberger; and two grandchildren, Leah and Eric Hershberger, both of Mishawaka.

Rosa was preceded in death by her husband, Winford G. Hershberger, on July 17, 1964; and by her siblings, Martin Stauffer, Menno Stauffer,
Margaret Beachy, Verna Lengacher and Melvin Stauffer.

Rosa was a graduate of Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminaries. She was a registered nurse and donated her body to science through the IU School of Medicine.

She enjoyed sending notes of encouragement.

A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church,

Memorials may be designated for Church Community Services or Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 10, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hershberger, Rosa Stauffer, 75, of Elkhart, IN died November 30, 2013 at the same place from cancer. She was born June 2, 1938 at

Hicksville, OH to Daniel & Anna (Zehr) Stauffer. On August 24, 1957 she was married to Winford G. Hershberger, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Marcella Hershberger (Dan Danen) and Kent Hershberger (Brenda Chupp), two grandchildren, and a brother,

Christian Stauffer.

Her siblings, Martin Stauffer, Menno Stauffer, Margaret Beachy, Verna Lengacher, and Melvin Stuaffer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held December 14, 2013 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN. Body was donated to science through IU's School of Medicine

Submitted by: Winifred Saner, Elkhart, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Ruth E. Amstutz
, 85, of Mount Eaton, OH died June 28, 2013 at Akron City Hospital. She was born near Dalton on December 22, 1927 to Daniel and Eva (Gerber) Amstutz.

Her husband was Melvin Hershberger

She is survived by her husband, Melvin and children, Eldon (Regina) Hershberger and Esther Whitworth, both of Mount Eaton; grandchildren, Kristen (Bruce) Raber, Jarod and Austin Whitworth; and brothers, Earl (Rosina) Amstutz, Paul (Edith) Amstutz and David Amstutz, all of Dalton.

She was preceded in death her parents, her brothers, Lester, Marvin and John Amstutz.

Funeral service was Jul 3, 2013 at the Longenecker Mennonite Church, Dundee, OH (near Winesburg) with Pastor Rod McBride officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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



Hershey, Larry W.
, age 66, of Ronks, PA, formerly of Atglen, PA, passed away at the Essa Flory Hospice Center on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. He was the husband of Evelyn J. Hoober Hershey with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage on March 26th of this year.

He was born in Lancaster, son of the late Leroy B. & Mary Shelley Hershey. He was a member of Ridgeview Mennonite Church of Gordonville. In the past, Larry farmed in the Atglen area and was also an independent truck driver for 40 years, retiring in 2012. He was a NASCAR fan. Larry enjoyed the companionship of his dog, Milton, and spending time on Tangier Island, VA.

Surviving besides his wife are 3 children: L. Brent husband of Lorie Lapp Hershey of Philadelphia, Rhonda M. wife of Chika Ike of West Chester, Douglas M. husband of Rebecca Morey Hershey of Arundel, ME; 9 grandchildren: Dillon, Eden, Elijah, Josiah, Levi and Rachel Hershey, Chisom, Sochima & Kelechi Ike; sister: Deborah H. wife of Homer Schrock of Cochranville.

Memorial service will take place from the Ridgeview Mennonite Church, 3723 Ridge Road, Gordonville, PA on Saturday, May 11th, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Mick Sommers officiating. Private interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery prior to the memorial service. There will be a viewing on Friday evening at the church from 6 to 8 p.m.

The Hershey family would like to express their appreciation to Hospice & Community Care for their understanding and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana & Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/9/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hershey, Ruth Martin
, 95, formerly of Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Landis Homes where she resided since 1995. She was the widow of Landis E. Hershey who died August 26, 2005. She was born in New Holland, a daughter of the late Weaver W. and Elizabeth Diffenbach Martin.

Ruth was a homemaker and had earlier been employed in the office of the former Ezra W. Martin Meat Company in Bridgeport.

An active member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, she taught Sunday School for many years, served as vice president of the Senior Sewing Circle for more than 30 years and served on various committees relating to women's activities.

She and her husband opened their home to many International students from Africa, Japan, Switzerland, Micronesia and many other countries. They also served as house parents for several years to the daughters of missionaries who were serving abroad.

Surviving her are a son, Glenn married to Christine Greybe who reside in Hong Kong; daughter-in-law, Beverly Hershey and two grandsons, Keith and Jeffrey Hershey of Los Angeles; a son-in- law, Wesley Newswanger of Lancaster; and Ingida and Elizabeth Asfaw and their family of Detroit. Ingida was the first of the international students who lived with the Hersheys and Ruth quickly included him as part of the family. She was preceded in death by two daughters, Lois Doreen Hershey, Betty L. Newswanger, and a stillborn son.

Funeral services will be held at Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Bishop Jason Kuniholm and Chaplain James Leaman officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at Landis Homes, EAST BETHANY CHAPEL, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA on Sunday, November 10, 2013 from 3:00-5:00 PM and again at Mellinger's Church on Monday from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Kindly omit flowers. Contributions may be made in Ruth's memory to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements entrusted to Murray A. Miller at Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Quarryville, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/7/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hertzler, Aldus K.
, 91, of Souderton, PA formerly of Blooming Glen, PA died September 7, 2013. He was born January 8, 1922 in Norristown, PA to Aldus and Ellen (Kratz) Hertzler. Aldus was the loving husband of Ruth (Alderfer) Hertzler. They celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary in June. He was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher and superintendant. Aldus enjoyed singing tenor in various quartets and choruses. He served for three years with Civilian Public Service in Nebraska, Virginia and Mississippi

Survived by his wife, Ruth and three daughters, Libby (Jeff) Hollenbach of Perkasie, PA, Alice (Philip) Shenk of Goshen, IN, Emily (Kenton) Swartley of Cedar Falls, IA; one brother, Elam (Janet) Hertzler of Sarasota, FL; two sisters, Naomi (John) Bender of Goshen, IN, Ruth (Galen) Swope of Sarasota, FL; fourteen grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two infant sons, an infant granddaughter, Jessica, two brothers, Paul and Emmanuel, and one sister, Sara.

Funeral service was September 12, 2013, at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA. Interment was in the Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

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

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Hertzler, Aldus K., 91, of Blooming Glen, PA died September 7, 2013 at Souderton, PA. He was born January 8, 1922 to Aldus and Ellen (Kratz) Hertzler. On June 17, 1950 he was married to Ruth Alderfer, who survives.

Surviving are children, Libby and Jeff Hollenbach, Alice and Philip Shenk, and Emily and Kenton Swartley; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and siblings, Elam and Janet Hertzler, Naomi and John Bender, and Ruth and Galen Swope.

Two infant sons, an infant granddaughter, Jessica; two brothers, Paul and Emmanuel; and a sister, Sara; preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 12, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA with burial in Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery, Blooming Glen, PA.

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



Hertzler, Clarene Virginia Shenk
, 81, of Harrisonburg, VA,. died July 22, 2013 at her home. She was born on July 5, 1932 in Cottage City, Maryland to Raymond J. and Clara Wenger Shenk, Sr. She married Milford Hertzler who preceded her in death on March 19, 1991.

Surviving are her siblings, Doris J. Shenk of Harrisonburg; Raymond J. Shenk, Jr. and wife Elizabeth Ann of Dayton; Robert D. Shenk and wife Miriam of Harrisonburg; Dorothy Ann Keener and husband Elwood of Weyers Cave.

She was preceded in death by her husband Milford, a brother, Harold L. Shenk.

A memorial service was July 26, 2013 at the Bank Mennonite Church conducted by

Clayton Shenk and David L. Burkholder. Burial was at Lindale Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Hess, David M., 95, of Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA, died December 27, 2013 at the same place. He was born August 13, 1918 at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA to David and Lydia (Buckwalter) Hess. On June 10, 1943 at Lancaster, PA he was married to Ruth B. Breneman, who was born December 8, 1920 and died August 11, 2013.

Surviving are children, David Hess, James Hess (Diana), Daniel Hess, Cheryl Erb (Clyde), and John Hess (Sharon); 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Rhoda Lind.

A daughter, Phyllis Gorno a brother, John Hess, and a sister, Ruth Shank
preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 2, 2014 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Hess, John D.
, 92, died June 25, 2013, in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Born April 28, 1921, in Lancaster, PA, to Harry G. and Mary (Buckwalter) Hess. On July 20, 1946, he married his wife Arlene H. Metzler, who survives. He was a member of Landis Valley Mennonite Church until he moved to Virginia in 2008, when he joined the Mt. Clinton Mennonite Congregation.

Survived by his children, Susan Guengerich (Phil) and Jean Horst (Jim) of Harrisonburg, VA, and Fred Hess (Rebecca) of Lansdale, PA; his sisters, Myrtle H. Bomberger and Mary Jane Brenneman (Albert) of Lititz, PA; his grandchildren Melani G. Novinger (Curtis) of Austin, TX, Gail Guengerich, Albuquerque, NM, John Guengerich of Broadway, Jason Horst (Veronica Chapman Smith) of Philadephia, PA, Monica H. Boggs of Timberville, Melissa H. Kinman (Matthew) of Broadway, and Kimberly and Laura Hess of Lansdale, PA; and eight great grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by three sisters: Helen H. Miller, Mildred H. Eby, and Ruth H. Brubaker.

A memorial service was July 13, 2013 in Lancaster, PA.

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

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Hess, John David, 92, of Lancaster, PA died June 25, 2013 at Harrisonburg, VA from kidney failure. He was born April 28, 1921 at Lancaster, PA to Harry G. and Mary (Buckwalter) Hess. On July 20, 1946 he was married to Arlene H. Metzler, who was born May 13, 1924 and survives.

Surviving are children, Susan (Phil) Guengerich, Jean (Jim) Horst, Fred (Rebecca) Hess; eight grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

He made several tons of lye soap per year for many years for Mennonite Central Committee.

Memorial services were held July 13, 2013 at Landis Valley Christian Fellowship, Lancaster, PA with burial in Landis Valley Christian Fellowship Cemetery, Lancaster, PA.

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



Hess, Martha C. Hoffer
, 89, of Terre Hill, Lancaster Co., PA died June 10, 2013 at the same place. She was born December 2, 1923 at Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., PA to Irwin S. and Floy S. (Crouthamel) Hoffer. She was married to Robert Buckwalter Hess, who was born January 19, 1923 and died July 14, 2012.

Surviving are children, Susan A. Hurst, Martha A. Kelley, Robert B. Hess, Jr., Thomas I. Hess, Rebecca F. Good, and Phillip D. Hess; 14 grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

A sister, Floy Hoffer Ware preceded her in death.

She served MCC China Medical Unit 1947-49 and Franconia Choral Singers (50+ years),

Memorial services were held June 15, 2013 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Hess, Martha C. Hoffer, 89, died June 10, 2013 at home in Terre Hill, PA. She was born on December 5, 1923 in Elizabethtown PA to Irwin S. Hoffer and Floy S. Crouthamel Hoffer and was the wife of the late Dr. Robert Buckwalter Hess, with whom she shared 65 years of marriage. She and Robert served with Mennonite Central Committee from 1947-1949 in the China Relief Medical Unit before moving to Terre Hill in 1950 where her husband opened a private practice of general medicine. She was a member of Akron Mennonite Church and sang with the Franconia-Lancaster Choral Singers for more than 50 years.

Survived by her children: Susan A, wife of the late Robert L. Hurst, of New Holland; Martha L., wife of Mark Kelley, of Orono Maine; Robert B. Hess, Jr. of Denver; Thomas I. Hess of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; Rebecca F., wife of Dean Good, of Akron and Philip D., husband of Terri (Schnader) Hess, of Ephrata; 14 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by sibling: Floy Hoffer Ware of Santa Monica, CA.

Funeral service was June 15, 2013 at the Akron Mennonite Church, with Pastors Jim S. Amstutz and Michelle Dula officiating.

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



Hess, Mildred W. Good
, 89, a resident of Fairmount Homes, Ephrata and formerly of Myerstown, went to be with the Lord on November 2, 2013. She was the loving wife of the late Enos H. Hess, who passed away in 1992. Born in Brecknock Twp., on March 6, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Monroe H. and Katie Witwer Good. Mildred was a member of the Local Christian Assembly, Reading.

She was a housewife and enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening and her flowers. Her enjoyment was being with her children, grandchildren & great grandchildren. She loved giving and always putting others before herself.

She is survived by her children: Rebecca G. wife of Roman Bontrager of Myers-town, Timothy G. husband of Jeanine Hess of Annville, Ralph G. husband of Elisabeth Hess of Westbury, NY, Nelson G. Hess of Syosset, NY, Luke G. Hess of East Petersburg and Rosanna G. wife of Stephen Rissler of Reading; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Sister: Arlene Martin of Nottingham. Brothers: Richard Good of Denver, Monroe Good of York and Clair Good of Denver.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Leon Good.

Funeral services will be held on November 11, 2013 at 11 AM at the God's Missionary Church, 2127 Hill St., Lebanon. Viewing will be from 9:30 until the start of the service. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery, ­Fredericksburg.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/6/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



High, Christian H.
"Christ", 82, of Manheim, passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2013 at his home following a lengthy illness. Born in Lancaster County, he was the son of the late John S. and Amanda Horting High. Christ was the husband of the late Edna E. Ober High who died in April of 2004. He worked for Anderson Pretzel Bakery of Lancaster for over 27 years and helped on the family farm. Christ was a member of Mount Hope Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Surviving are five sons: Mark High, Roy husband of Cora Sensenig High, John High, Richard High, Elmer High, all of Manheim, a daughter, Janet wife of Luke Bange of Corydin, IA, eight grandchildren, three brothers: Melvin husband of Anna High of Donna, TX, Luke husband of Mary High of Myerstown, Jacob husband of Arlene High of Mifflintown, two sisters, Lydia Martin and Mary Parbel both of Myerstown. Preceding him in death is a son, Harold High, four brothers: Paul, Ivan, John David, Henry High, and two sisters: Anna May Wenger and Emma Gonzalez.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at the Hernley Mennonite Church, 746 Lebanon Road, Manheim, on Thursday, July 11, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. There will be a public viewing at the Hernley Mennonite Church on Wednesday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM with additional viewing on Thursday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Please omit flowers.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/8/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



High, Harvey L.
, 88, of Landis Homes, formerly of Leola, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013. He was the loving husband of the late Emma Zimmerman High who died Dec. 15, 2010. Born in Leola, he was the son of the late Samuel and Magdalena Eberly High.

A turkey farmer, he also owned Creek Hill Motors and was a CV school bus driver. Mr. High was a board member of the New Holland Farmers Fair for 21 years. In 1990, he was the recipient of the Coble Award, a statewide 4-H accolade.

He was also a trustee and fireman for Bareville Fire Co.; chairman of the Upper Leacock Township Zoning Hearing Board for seven years; and was a member and past Sunday School secretary at the Groffdale (Brick) Mennonite Church, Leola. He enjoyed times with his children and grandchildren; spending time at his Florida home; and his car business with his son and grandson.

He will be fondly remembered by: his children, Ruth Anne married to Ernest Sullenberger, E. Petersburg, Larry married to Mae Reiff High, Lititz, Karen married to Michel Gibeault, Lancaster, Linda High married to Don Stoltzfus, E. Petersburg; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Samuel Jr., married to Betty High, Lititz; sisters, Alice Ruppert, York, Esther married to Eli Zook, Leola, Gloria married to Ivan Burkholder, Annville; a sister-in-law, Ella High, Lititz. Two brothers, Elvin and Raymond, preceded him in death.

The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at the Landis Homes Bethany WEST Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 with a viewing there from 12:30 - 2 p.m. Interment: Groffdale (Brick) Mennonite Cemetery, Leola. Memorials are welcomed to: Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125 or to the Landis Homes Caring Fund, c/o the above address. The family is grateful for the kind care provided by Hospice and Landis Homes. Furman's - Leola

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



High, Mildred W. Horst Nolt
, 90, of 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, formerly of Bowmansville and New Holland, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 of natural causes at Fairmount Homes. Born in Blue Ball, she was the daughter of the late David G. and Lizzie M. (Witmer) Horst. Her first husband, Paul M. Nolt, died in 1995 after 55 years of marriage, and her second husband, Henry H. High, died in 2005 after 8 years of marriage.

Mildred worked for 15 years at the former Victor F. Weaver, Inc. in New Holland and she hosted overnight tour guests in her home for several years. She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Pauline H., married to Lloyd W. Weaver of New Holland, and M. Jane, married to Wilbur M. McMichael of Lancaster; two sons, Philip E., married to Margaret Nolt, of New Holland, and Steven J., married to Sharon Nolt, of New Holland; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two sisters, Minerva W., married to Mervin S. Horst of New Holland, and Arlene, married to Paul G. Reiff of Leola; a daughter-in-law, Shirley A. Nolt of Paradise; and a stepdaughter, Ruth Ann, married to Harold Eberly of East Earl.

Preceding her in death is a stillborn daughter; a son, David L. Nolt; a great granddaughter, Jenna Sauder; a sister, Florence Stauffer; and a brother, Marvin Horst.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Dec. 10, at 3 p.m. at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Road, Leola, PA 17540, with the Reverend Tom Eshleman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Tuesday at the Church from 2-3 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Groffdale Mennonite Church, address above. To send the family online condolences, visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/7/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hilty, Irene B. Schwartz

July 28, 1962 - Jan. 21, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Irene B. Hilty, 50, of Shipshewana, died at 8:54 a.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, LaGrange.

She was born July 28, 1962, in Berne to Ernest B. and Barbara (Schwartz) Schwartz.

On June 25, 1987, she married Willis R. Hilty.

Survivors in addition to her husband are a daughter, Emily Hilty of Shipshewana; a son, Lyle Ray Hilty of Shipshewana; her mother of Berne; a sister, Martha (Sam J.) Hilty; and two brothers, Larry (Irene) Hilty of Monroe and Leroy (Barbara) Hilty of Berne.

She was preceded in death by her father.

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

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. today, Jan. 22, 2013, and all day Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at the family's residence, 6380 W. 200 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013. Services will be conducted by Bishop Vernon Slabach.

Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting with arrangements.

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



Hochstedler, Jeffrey D.

April 18, 1957 - July 30, 2013

ELKHART - Jeffrey D. Hochstedler, 56, of Elkhart, died at 7:58 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born April 18, 1957, in Marion to John and Shirleen (Oswald) Hochstedler.

Surviving are his children, Cherry (Shawn) Miller of Middlebury and Brad (Laura) Hochstedler of Peru; grandchildren Benjamin Hochstedler, Nathan Hochstedler and Delilah Miller; parents John and Shirleen Hochstedler and siblings Gwenolyn (Rod) Diller and Jeryl (Patricia) Hochstedler, all of Goshen.

He was a graduate of Northridge High School. He earned a bachelor's degree in art education from Goshen College and a master's degree in art from Ball State University. He also attended Bethel College. He served in the U.S. Army from 1982-1983. He was a teacher and a member of Sugar Grove Church.

Private family services will be held, with Pastor Ron Spyker, Jefferson Community Church, Goshen, officiating.

Memorials may be directed to the Jefferson Community Church for the Jefferson Township Food Bank.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 2, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Anna Mary Yoder

Dec. 14, 1953-April 5, 2013

WINDSOR, Mo. - Anna Mary Hochstetler, 59, died unexpectedly Friday while working in her garden at her home.

She married Orva J. Hochstetler Oct. 18, 1973, in Wroxeter, Ontario, Canada. He survives.

Also surviving are five sons, Mervin J. Hochstetler, Charlotte, Mich., Ernest Ray Hochstetler, Liberty, Ill., Eli Jerome Hochstetler, Columbia, Norman O. Hochstetler, Elk Horn, Ky., and Melvin O. Hochstetler, Campbellsville, Ky.; and two daughters, Elsie Mae Hochstetler, Texas, and Linda Louise Lee, Sciota, Ill.

Funeral services took place Tuesday at 9 am. at the Hochstetler residence in rural Windsor.

Burial will be in Windsor Amish Cemetery.

The Goshen News, Goshen, IN
April 9, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Editor Note: Parents were Eli J. & Sovilla J. (Yoder) Yoder



Hostetler, Esther Stoltzfus
, 88, died March 4, 2013 in Red Lake, Ontario. Born in Elverson, PA on October 4, 1924 to David M. and Mattie Smoker Stoltzfus. She was the wife of J. Wendell Hostetler with whom she celebrated 65 years of marriage in January. She was a member off Red Lake Mennonite Church, taught Sunday School for many years, she worked with her husband at Red Lake Seaplane Service, a business begun by Wendell in the 1960s, where several times she courageously accompanied Wendell on airplane salvage trips.

Survivied by her husband J. Henry (Whitey) and three daughters: Shirley Stoltzfus (Elam) of Woodbury, Sharon Prins (Art) of Calgary, Alberta, and Wendy Dobis (Jonas) of Winnipeg, Manitoba; seven grandchildren; two great grandchildren; and ten siblings: Mildred Yoder of Honey Brook, Ruth Beam (Omar) of Elverson, Elsie Petersheim of Morgantown, Edna Martin (Harold) of Oxford, Grace Sensenig (Elmer) of Lancaster, Ralph Stoltzfus (Carol) of Elverson, Vera Styer (Clayton) of Lebanon, Romaine Stuckey (Burdell) of Archbold, Ohio, John Wilmer Stoltzfus (Laurell), of Elverson, and Fern Clemmer (Dennis) of Lancaster.

Memorial service was March 9, 2013 at Red Lake Mennonite Church with Pastor Henry Hostetler and Keith Garber, buried at Red Lake Cemetery, Red Lake, Ont. Canada.

Source: Herold Funeral Home Red Lake Ontario
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Hochstetler, Jonathan C
.

July 4, 1919 - March 25, 2013

MIDDLEBURY - Jonathan C. Hochstetler, 93, died at 12:20 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at his residence.

He was born July 4, 1919, in LaGrange to Christian D. and Katherine (Bontrager) Hochstetler. On Feb. 9, 1941, he married Edna Mae Yoder.

She survives along with children Sarah (Mervin) Graber, Gerald (Nettie) Hochstetler and Norman (Martha) Hochstetler, all of Charlotte, Mich., Rachel (Joe) Coblentz of Ovid, Mich., Naomi (LeRoy) Mullet of Topeka and David (Sarah) Hochstetler of Middlebury; 51 grandchildren; 184 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; and sister-in-law Emma Hochstetler of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by nine brothers; six sisters; great-granddaughter Cheryl Fry; and four infant great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, and all day Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at his residence, 59023 C.R. 43, Middlebury. The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 28, 2013, at Kenny Jones' residence, 59445 C.R. 43, Middlebury. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting with arrangements.

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



Hochstetler, Lydia Rose

June 29, 2012 - Oct. 25, 2013

NAPPANEE - One of God's special children, Lydia Rose Hochstetler, 1, of Nappanee died at 2:50 a.m. Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Riley's Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, after a two-day illness. She had complications since birth.

She was born June 29, 2012, to Wyman E. and Jolene (Schwartz) Hochstetler in LaGrange County.

Surviviors include her parents; a brother, Justin Lynn; sisters Marla Jo, LaVerda Kay and Wanda Jean, all at home; grandparents Earl and Marietta (Borkholder) Schwartz, Everett and Joanna (Yoder) Hochsteter, all of Nappanee; great-grandmother Mary Ellen (Miller) Borkholder of Bremen; and great-grandparents Lonnie and Verba (Mullet) Hochstetler and Henry and Wilma (Miller) Yoder, all of Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Maria Diane Hochstetler.

Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, and all day Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, at the family residence, 10338 N. 1000 W. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at the Marvin Kemp residence. The home ministry of the Old Order Amish Church, where her parents were members, will officiate, and burial will be in Cedar Road Amish Cemetery.

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

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



Hochstetler, Steven Joe

July 9, 1961 - March 8, 2013

NAPPANEE - Steven Joe Hochstetler, 51, of Nappanee, died at noon, Friday, March 8, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital, where he had been a patient since Tuesday, March 5, 2013.

He had been ill with cancer for two years.

He was born July 9, 1961, in Elkhart to Ernest R. and Mary Edna (Chupp) Hochstetler.

On Nov. 10, 1983, in Nappanee he married Etta Fern Schwartz.

Mr. Hochstetler lived his lifetime in Nappanee. He worked at Challenger Door and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

He is survived by his wife, Etta Fern; daughter KaLynn (Joel) Mast of Nappanee; sons Karl Dean (Melissa) Hochstetler of Mishawaka, Brian Eugene (Edna) Hochstetler of Nappanee and Michael Ray (special friend Lillian Hochstetler) Hochstetler, Timothy Adam Hochstetler and Joel Devon Hochstetler, all at home; grandchildren Amy Rose, Eric Lavon, Lydia Jayne and Lucas Joe Hochstetler; parents Ernest and Mary Hochstetler of Nappanee; sisters Lorraine (Mark) Stutzman, Regina (Larry) Chupp and Amy (Virgil) Yoder, all of Nappanee, and Sherry (Allen) Borkholder, Linda (Fred) Milller, Dianna (Eddie Ray) Borkholder and Vonda (Daryl) Yoder, all of Bremen; and brothers Ray (Leona) Hochstetler and Michael (Linda) Hochstetler, both of Nappanee.

Family and friends may call all day Sunday, March 10, 2013, at the family residence. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, also at their residence. The Home Ministry of Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Kenneth Slabaugh, Daryl Borkholder, Anthony Chupp, Delbert Slabaugh, Duane Yoder and Joe Reigsecker.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 10, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, William R.

Dec. 23, 1935 - June 9, 2013

WARSAW - William R. Hochstetler, 77, died at home Sunday morning, June 9.

He was born Dec. 23, 1935, in Bremen to Rudy J. and Anna (Borkholder) Hochstetler. He married Elsie Lapp on March 28, 1964, in Hartville, Ohio.

His wife; daughters Theda Hochstetler of Nappanee, and Rose and Gloria Hochstetler, both of Goshen; sisters Sylvia Hostetler of New Paris, Frieda (Robert) Schmucker of Milford and Verba (Joe) Bontrager of Nappanee; and brothers Leroy (Betty) Hochstetler of Milford, Ernest (Mary) Hochstetler of Nappanee and Larry (Freda) Hochstetler of New Paris survive.

An electrician, he worked at Fairmont Homes until retiring in 2000.

He was a member of Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bird-watching and attending auctions.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, June 11, and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, funeral service at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. The Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Goshen.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 10, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hollinger, Gertrude D. Martin
, age 95, died October 10, 2013 at the Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Gertrude was born June 17, 1918 in East Lampeter Twp. Lancaster Co., PA to Elmer G. & Mabel Diffenbaugh Martin. In 1940 she married Elam B. Hollinger of Manheim and in 1946 they were sent by the Mennonite Church to do mission work in rural Southern Alabama where together they were instrumental in establishing churches in 3 different communities. Twelve years later, they returned to Lancaster Co., PA where Gertrude and her husband ministered in the Community Bible Church of Marietta for over 50 years.

Survived by her four children, Ruth Senter (Mark) of Lake Forest, Illinois, Dennis (Mary Ann) of Beverly, Massachusetts, Daryl (Bonnie) of Murphys, California and Edward of Davidson, North Carolina. Three sisters, Anna Elizabeth Slaymaker (John) of Manheim, Lois J. Martin of Lititz, Eunice Keller (Lloyd) of Manheim. She is the grandmother of 10 and great grandmother of 11.

She was preceded in death by her husband Elam, son, Jimmie, brother, Elmer Martin and sister, Miriam Yoder.

Funeral service was October 20, 2013 at the Community Bible Church, Marietta, PA. Interment was in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster, PA.

Source: Burch Funeral Home, Manheim, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler



Hoover, Aaron H. Sr.
, 81, of Manheim, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born in West Earl to the late Aaron and Anna (Huber) Hoover and was the husband of Vera Z. (Martin) Hoover.

Aaron was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 7 sons, Aaron M. (Anna) Hoover of Ephrata, Daniel M. (Mary) Hoover of Womelsdorf, Amos M. (Martha) Hoover of Manheim, David M. (Ella) Hoover of Bethel, Edwin M. (Mary) Hoover of Womelsdorf, Irvin M. (Martha) Hoover of Bethel, Lloyd M. (Joyce) Hoover of Myerstown; a daughter, Mary M. (Nelson) Weaver of Newville; 57 grandchildren; 153 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren and a brother, John H. Hoover of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Anna M. Snyder, and one grandchild.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, October 27, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Farm Crest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Dr., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 28, at 9 a.m., at the Farm Crest Chapel, with further services at 9:30 at the Groffdale Mennonite Church Weaverland Conference, with Bishop Melvin H. Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 10/26/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, David S.
, 77, of 1794 Weaverland Road, East Earl, entered into rest at his home on August 30, 2013.

Born in W. Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Frank and Magdalena Z. (Sensenig) Hoover. He was married 54 years on Dec. 18 to Alta W. (Nolt) Hoover.

David was a self-employed woodworker and a member of the Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are seven children, Eugene, married to Anna (Zimmerman) Hoover of Dundee, NY, Allen, married to Rachel (Hurst) Hoover of Ephrata, David Franklin, married to Elva (Ringler) Hoover of Penn Yan, NY, Edward, married to Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Hoover of Ionia, IA, Virginia, married to Ivan Ray Weaver of New Holland, Marlin, married to Lucinda (Zimmerman) Hoover of East Earl, and Carl, married to Arlene (Newswanger) Hoover of Ionia, IA; 57 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; six brothers and sisters, Arlene Martin of Terre Hill, Leroy, married to Anna Mary (Zimmerman) Hoover of Morgantown, Frank, married to Esther (Garman) Hoover of New Holland, Mary Eberly of Blair County, Ervin, married to Joyce (Martin) Hoover of Akron, and John Aaron, married to Anna (Zimmerman) Hoover of Denver.

Preceding him in death is a granddaughter, Susan Hoover; and two great-granddaughters.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Churchtown Mennonite Church with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Tuesday, Sept. 3 from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/2/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Edwin H.
, 23, of 156 Black Creek Rd., East Earl died at home on Saturday, April 20 unexpectedly of a brief illness. He was the son of Paul and Mary Hoover.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers: Lewis, at home and Amos married to Jane Hoover, East Earl; and three sisters: Eva married to Edwin Hoover, Ephrata; Erma, at home; and Mabel married to Samuel Martin, East Earl.

He was preceded in death by two infant brothers.

His funeral will be held on Wednesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. at his late home with further services at 10 a.m. at the Reidenbach Mennonite Church with Bishop Aaron Z. Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at his late home on Tuesday from 2 - 4 p.m. and 6 - 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/22/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by Robert Fish



Hoover, Elizabeth M.
, 65, of 441 Blue Rock Road, New Holland, died unexpectedly, Saturday, March 30, 2013 at the Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in East Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late John N. and Barbara B. (Martin) Hoover.

Elizabeth worked for many years as a seamstress at the Bareville Garment Corp. in Martindale. She was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving is a brother, Ivan M. Hoover of Shippensburg; two sisters, Fannie M. and Eva M. Hoover with whom she resided; a half brother, Isaac N. Hoover of Versailles, MO; a half sister, Esther Hoover of Leola; and three sisters-in-law, Jean E. Hoover of New Holland, Ella Hoover of Curtis, WI, and Alice W. Hoover of East Earl.

Preceding her in death are two brothers, Eli and Henry Hoover; four half sisters, Alice Hoover, Lena Reiff, Lydia Hoover, and Emma Burkholder; and three half brothers, Paul N., Walter N. and John A. Hoover.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 3 at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Tuesday, April 2 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements are with the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/1/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Justin Mark

Feb. 2, 1998 - June 25, 2013

GOSHEN - Justin Mark Hoover, 15, of Goshen, died Tuesday, June 25, 2013, from injuries sustained in a farming accident that happened at home.

He was born Feb. 2, 1998, at home to Jason and Donna (Martin) Hoover.

Surviving are his parents; five brothers, Jay Hoover at home, Kervin Hoover at home, Kendall (Marcella) Hoover of Goshen, Jonathan Hoover at home and Joshua Hoover at home; three sisters, Susanna (Merlin) Weaver of Goshen, Janet (Lehn) Martin of Snover, Mich., and Kristen Hoover at home; maternal grandparents Dale and Mabel Martin of Goshen; paternal grandparents David and Miriam Hoover of Goshen; one niece; seven nephews; and 128 first cousins.

Preceding him in death is a cousin, Daniel Shaum.

Justin attended Harrison Christian School, where he finished eighth grade and attended Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 27, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2013, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jay Hoover, Kervin Hoover, Kendall Hoover, Jonathan Hoover, Joshua Hoover, Kenton Shaum, Delmar Wenger and Daimon Hoover.

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

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



Hoover, LeRoy S.
, 78, of 2747 Valley View Road, Morgantown, PA, entered into rest at Fairmount Homes on September 28, 2013.

Born on October 14, 1934 in W. Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Franklin and Magdalena Z. (Sensenig) Hoover. He was married on November 10, 1955 to Anna Mary (Zimmerman) Hoover. They would have celebrated their 58th anniversary this year. He was a member of the Pequea Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Early in his life, LeRoy was a dairy farmer, and then a business owner of Farmer Brown's Market from 1964-1990. He and his wife were the founders of Sunny Crest Home. In later years his hobbies were New Holland Hit and Miss engines and he built model John Deere engines with ice cream freezers. He enjoyed spending winters in Sarasota, FL.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Leonard, married to Suetta (Kilmer) Hoover of Tipton, MO; Elaine, married to Derrill Nolt of Singers Glen, VA; Mary Jane, married to Clair S. Garman of Manheim, PA; Barbara Ann, married to Jere N. Sensenig, Jr. of Quarryville, PA; Janet, married to Jerry Oberholtzer of Nokomis, FL; 25 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren; and five brothers and sisters, Arlene Martin of Terre Hill, Franklin N., married to Esther (Garman) Hoover of New Holland, Mary Eberly of Blair County, Ervin, married to Joyce Martin of Akron, and John Aaron, married to Anna (Zimmerman) Hoover of Denver.

He was preceded in death by a son Elvin (1965); a daughter Rosene (2008); and a brother David S. Hoover (2013).

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 4 at 9 am at Sunny Crest Home with further services at 9:30 am at Churchtown Mennonite Church, in Churchtown, PA with bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at Sunny Crest Home, 2587 Valley View Road, Morgantown on Thursday, October 3 from 1-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funeral, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/1/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Marvin Z.
, 52, of 307 Grist Mill Road, New Holland, died early Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at home.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late David W. and Lizzie (Zimmerman) Hoover. Marvin attended Reidenbach Mennonite Church and was a farmer.

He is survived by his brothers: John Z., married to Anna (Reiff) Hoover, Edwin Z. m. Alta (Reiff) Hoover, both of Stevens, David Z., married to Lydia (Hoover) Hoover, New Holland, Titus Z. Hoover and Leroy Z., married to Mabel (Hoover) Hoover, both of Stevens, and his sisters, Edna Z., married to Noah G. Martin, East Earl, Anna Z., married to Paul G. Martin, Milton, Eva Z., married to Paul F. Martin, with whom he resided, Esther Z., married to Luke Hoover, and Elizabeth Z., married to Clarence Hoover, both of Hopkinsville, KY, and Edith Z., married to Paul H. Hoover of Stevens.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Melvin Z. and Raymond Z. Hoover, and a sister Vera Z. Martin, wife of Reuben Martin, New Holland, and a stillborn sister Verna.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, Aug. 22, at 10 a.m. at Reidenbach Mennonite Church, New Holland. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the late home on Wednesday, from 5 - 8 p.m. and on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/20/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Paul S.
, 93, of Lebanon, PA, died Saturday, February 23, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Verna G. Wise Hoover to whom he was married for 70 years. He was born in New Holland on September 19, 1919 a son of the late Peter Z. and Anna S. Shirk Hoover. Paul was employed as a farmer and a member of the Hamlin Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Gerald W. married to Vera Weaver Hoover of Clyde, NY; Wilmer W. married to Edna Zimmerman Hoover of Elizabethtown; Paul D. married to Carol Wirth Hoover of Myerstown; Mervin W. married to Marian Hoover Hoover of Pelham, GA; James L. married to Frances Martin Hoover of Lebanon; Vernon W. married to Linda Nolt Hoover of Patriot, OH; 28 grandchildren; 74 great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Eunice W. Hoover; brothers, Harvey S. Hoover and Ivan S. Hoover; sisters, Eva S. Hoover, Minnie S. Musser, Anna S. Good, Esther S. Martin and Mabel S. Rutt.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 9:30 AM in the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Deep Run Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the Mt. Zion Mennonite Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Tuesday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements. www.clauserfh.com.

Intelligencer Journal
Lancaster [PA] New Era
Feb 25, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover, Wilma Diane Graybill
, age 49 of Stanley, Wis., died on Nov. 7, 2013. She was born July 9, 1964 in Mifflin County, PA., to Wilbur and Lucy B. (Byler) Graybill. She was the wife of Raymond S. Hoover. She was a member of the Pleasant Ridge Mennonite Church of Thorp, WI.

She is survived by her husband Raymond and her mother Lucy Graybill, six sons, Marlin of Danville, PA; Cletus, Eugene, Timothy, Anthony, and Lavern, all at home; and one daughter, Joanne, at home; two grandchildren: three brothers, Wilbur Graybill of Centerville, PA Wilmer Graybill of McAlisterville, PA and twin brother Wayne Graybill of Karthaus, PA; and eight sisters, Barbara (John) Rohrer of East Berlin, PA Joyce St. John of Oakland Mills, PA; Janet (James) Shrock of Catlett, VA, Pauline Graybill of Mifflintown, PA; Miriam Blymier of Port Royal, PA; Melva Baumer of Mifflin, PA; Elva (Calvin) Yoder of Belleville, PA and Julia (Andrew) Zimmerman of Mifflintown, PA.

She was preceded in death by her father Wilbur Graybill and an infant daughter

Funeral services were Nov. 12, 2013 at Pleasant Ridge Mennonite Church Thorp, WI, Burial was in the church cemetery.

Source: The Maurina-Schilling Funeral of Owen, WI
Submitted By: Leon Hertzler, 2014



Horning, David Z.
, 64, of 941 Martindale Road, Ephrata, died Saturday, July 6, 2013 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Amos and Lydia (Zimmerman) Horning. He was married 43 years on Dec. 25 to Mabel S. (Zimmerman) Horning.

David was a farmer and also owned and operated Horning's Bike Shop for many years. He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Marlene, married to Earl Witmer of Leola, Mervin, married to Alta (Ringler) Horning of Martindale, David Ray, married to Regina (Garman) Horning of Ionia, IA, Elaine Anne, married to Loren Nolt of East Earl, and Rosene, married to Gerald Martin of New Holland; 23 grandchildren; a son-in-law, Glenn Martin of Stevens; and six brothers and sisters, Edna Mae, married to Aaron Zimmerman of New Holland, Ivan, married to Ella Z. (Horst) Horning of Penn Yan, NY, Harvey, married to Ruth N. (Zimmerman) Horning of Millmont, Amos, married to Ellen N. (Zimmerman) Horning of New Holland, Lydia, married to Ephraim M. Kilmer of Penn Yan, NY, and Alvin, married to Vera N. (Hurst) Horning of Penn Yan, NY.

Preceding him in death is an infant son, Glenn Horning; a daughter, Mary Ann Martin; and a grandson, Glenn Eugene Witmer.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 10 at 1 pm at the late home with further services at 1:30 pm at the Martindale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Tuesday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/8/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler



Horning, Elton
, 82, formerly of Morgantown, PA died September 21, 2013 at Lancaster Regional Hospital with his family at his side. He was born 1930 in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster Co., PA. to Alvin Bowman Horning and Sarah Martin Horning. He was the husband of the late Linda K. Petersheim, who passed away on May 6, 1994. Elton attended Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA.

Survied by his children Rodney Horning husband of Janie (Reiff) New Holland,PA, Marilyn Gehman companion of Anthony (Howard) Reinholds, PA and Michael Horning husband of Glenda (Coates) Birdsboro, PA and his grandchildren, Nikki Stern, Sara Newton, Kylie Lombardo, Gabriel Horning, Chelsea Bulut, Anthony Howard, Brian Horning, Brook Horning and eight great grandchildren. and is survived by siblings: Eleanor, wife of Richard Kauffman Mt. Joy, PA, Florence Stoltzfus Atglen, PA, Helen wife of Nelson Lehman Lancaster, PA, Doris wife of Dale Stoltzfus, Lititz, PA, Alvin B. Horning, Jr. husband of Roberta (Sheeler) Morgantown, PA, Janet wife of Ken Hartzler, Manheim, PA, Eileen Byler, Akron, PA, and Philip M. Horning husband of Melissa (Gill) New Holland, PA.

He was pre-deceased by his wifw Linda and brothers Melvin Horning, Leonard Horning, and Kenneth Horning, and his sister Mildred Mast. He loved being part of a large family.

His funeral was Sept. 28, 2013 at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA with Pastor Bob Petersheim officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Elverson, PA

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

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Horning, Elton, 82, formerly of Morgantown, PA passed away on Saturday, September 21, 2013 in hospice care at Lancaster Regional Hospital with his family at his side.

He was loved and will be greatly missed by his children Rodney Horning husband of Janie (Reiff), New Holland, PA, Marilyn Gehman companion of Anthony (Howard), Reinholds, PA and Michael Horning husband of Glenda (Coates), Birdsboro, PA and his grandchildren, Nikki Stern, Sara Newton, Kylie Lombardo, Gabriel Horning, Chelsea Bulut, Anthony Howard, Brian Horning, Brook Horning and eight great grandchildren.

He was the husband of the late Linda K. Petersheim, who passed away on May 6, 1994. Elton attended Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA.

Born in Brecknock Twp., he was the son of Alvin Bowman Horning and Sarah Martin Horning and is survived by siblings: Eleanor, wife of Richard Kauffman, Mt. Joy, PA, Florence Stoltzfus, Atglen, PA, Helen wife of Nelson Lehman, Lancaster, PA, Doris wife of Dale Stoltzfus, Lititz, PA, Alvin B. Horning, Jr. husband of Roberta (Sheeler), Morgantown, PA, Janet wife of Ken Hartzler, Manheim, PA, Eileen Byler, Akron, PA, and Philip M. Horning husband of Melissa (Gill), New Holland, PA.

He was predeceased by his brothers Melvin Horning, Leonard Horning, and Kenneth Horning, and his sister Mildred Mast.

He loved being part of a large family. A man with charisma, we will always remember his sense of humor, self-taught piano playing, positive attitude, his generosity and the compliments that made us all feel special. He lived the American Dream. As a young man, Elton worked at Sauder Feed Mill, and on potato farms in the area. He drove truck for Gotwals Bros. and Chemical Leaman Tank Lines. In the 1960's he got his auctioneer's license, held household auctions and sold livestock. He began selling Real Estate with Hershey Farm Agency in Harleysville, PA and eventually started his own Real Estate business, Horning Farm Agency in Morgantown, in 1972. He loved the farms and farm families in Lancaster and Berks Counties and enjoyed his part in the continuum of our farming heritage. In later years he served as a Director for Blue Ball National Bank. He was a longtime member of Buck Hollow Hunting Club. In retirement he raised steers, enjoyed gardening, watching the stock market and doing projects with his family and friends.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 2 p.m. at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown with Pastor Bob Petersheim officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Elverson. Viewings will be held at the church on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. and Saturday from Noon - 2 p.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to the National Kidney Association, 111 S. Independence Mall E. Ste 411, The Philadelphia Bourse Bld., Philadelphia, PA 19106-2521. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/23/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horning, Evelyn Marie Nolt
, 74, of Annville, passed away peacefully on Monday, December 16, 2013 at home with loving family by her side. She was born Friday, March 17, 1939 in Ephrata to the late Milton and Margie (Gehman) Nolt. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Leroy M. Horning.

She graduated from Ephrata High School in 1957, was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church and attended Lebanon Valley Bible Church. During her life, she co-owned many business ventures with her husband, beginning with hand decorating his homemade furniture. Later, she began baking and selling homemade bread to finance their biggest endeavor, the launching of the family business, Horning's Furniture, in 1963, which she managed until early September of this year. She opened and managed a restaurant, Canterbury House, in Palmyra in 1978 and later opened Rock-A-Bye Baby furniture store, which continues in conjunction with Horning's Furniture under the direction of her husband and children. Evie had a servant's heart and labored tirelessly and selflessly in service to others. Her kindness touched the lives of many -- her family, friends, acquaintances, and business associates.

She is survived by five children, Kathy L. King and husband David of Atglen, Suzanne M. Horning of Annville, Donald E. Horning and wife Wendy J. of Annville, Darlene F. Bosworth and husband David of Annville, Sally J. Moyer and husband Eric of Manheim; eleven grandchildren, Ashley King, Lindsay Putney, Katelyn King, Garrett Bosworth, Derek Bosworth, Hannah Moyer, Caden Horning, -Kailey Horning, Connor Horning, Broden Moyer, Camden Moyer; seven sisters; five brothers; many nieces and nephews.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, December 20th, at 10 AM at Lebanon -Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon, PA 17042 with Pastor Chandler Cutting officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Thursday, December 19th, from 6 to 9 PM at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 and on -Friday from 9 AM until time of the service at the church. Private burial will follow in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, East Earl.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/18/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horning, Martha M.
, 76, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in Caernarvon Township to the late Charles and Emma M. (Martin) Horning.

Martha was a member of Springville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

For 54 years, until her retirement, Martha worked in the housekeeping department for Ephrata Hospital.

Martha is survived by her sister, Miriam M. Horning of Ephrata; 5 nieces: Elaine Nolt of Crockett, KY; Lois, wife of Dennis Martin of Olive Hill, TN; Nancy, wife of Leon Leinbach of Kempton; Linda, wife of Vernon Hoover of Patriot, OH; Aletha, wife of Earl Sadler of Hanoverton, OH; a nephew, Clifford, husband of Carolyn H. Nolt of Kutztown; a brother-in-law, Martin Nolt of Kempton; 38 great nieces and nephews; and 28 great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Lizzie Nolt, a great nephew and one great great nephew.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 9:30 a.m. at the Springville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin and Preachers Wilmer Martin, Walter Zimmerman, and Walter Martin officiating. Burial will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 1/14/2012
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horning, Melvin E.
, 85 of Tilden Township died Friday, March 15th on his 55th wedding anniversary in the Laurel Center, Tilden Township. He was the husband of Jean (Moyer) Horning.

Mel was born in Denver, Lancaster County and was the son of the late Alvin B. and Anna May (Ackerman) Horning. He was also the step son of the late Sarah (Martin) Horning.

Melvin was a member of St. Michael's Church, Tilden Township, Ephrata Masonic Lodge #665 and served in the U.S Army during the Korean War serving in Europe. He served on the Tilden Township zoning hearing board for 30 years and was a member of the executive committee at the Hamburg Center for several years.

He was a feed salesman for many years in the Denver area before coming to Hamburg. He was a partner in the former Moyer's Hardware Store, Hamburg for 12 years and later owned the Hamburg News Agency.

His hobbies included hunting, landscaping and lawn care, playing golf with his grandson and bowling.

In addition to his wife he is survived by 1 daughter, Lisa J. (Horning) wife of Michael E. Wolf, Enola, 2 grandchildren, Campbell M. and Carly E. Wolf.

He is also survived by his siblings: Elton Horning, Reinholds, Florence (Horning) widow of John Stoltzfus, Atglen, Helen (Horning) wife of Nelson Lehman, Lancaster, Doris (Horning) wife of Dale Stoltzfus, Lititz, Alvin B. Horning, Jr. husband of Roberta, Morgantown, Janet (Horning) wife of Kenneth Hartzler, Manheim, Eileen (Horning) Beiler, Lancaster, Phillip Horning husband of Melissa (Gill) Horning, Morgantown, a step-sister Eleanor (Snyder) wife of Richard Kauffman, Columbia.

Melvin was predeceased by a sister, Mildred (Mast) Horning and 2 brothers, Kenneth and Leonard Horning.

Burial will take place in St. John's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A celebration of life will take place at St. Michael's Church, 529 St. Michaels Road, Hamburg, PA on Friday, March 22nd at 11:00 AM.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Michael's Memorial Fund at the above address or Life Choice Hospice, 10 Zions Church Road, Suite 204, Shoemakersville, Pa. 19555.

The Burkey & Driscoll Funeral Home, Inc., Hamburg is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/17/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Chester M.

PORT TREVORTON - Chester M. Horst, 20, of Port Trevorton, died on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, in the Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, after a recent diagnosis with lung cancer.

Chester was born March 8, 1993, in Juniata County, a son of Troy E. and Joan M. (Martin) Horst, of Port Trevorton.

He attended Stauffer Old Order Mennonite Church, Riverview District, Liverpool.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by 13 brothers and sisters, Leslie, Valerie, Faith, Darlene, Evelyn, Travis, Alvin, Dwayne, Lance, Delton, Larisa, Dean Ray, and Stanton Horst, all at home; paternal grandparents, Carmi and Emma Horst, of Shobonier, Ill.; maternal grandfather, Allen B. Martin, of Port Trevorton; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins.

Chester was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Martha S. Martin.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, with a funeral service at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, at the home of his parents, Troy and Joan Horst, 41 Meiserville Road, Port Trevorton. Additional services at 9 a.m. Wednesday in Stauffer Old Order Mennonite Church Riverview District, Oriental Road and Old Trail Road, Liverpool.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 12/30/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Clarence B.
"C.B.", 78, of Ephrata, was welcomed home by his best friend, Jesus, on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital.

He was born in Farmersville to the late Clarence and Anna (Bollinger) Horst and was the husband of Doris (Kreider) Horst with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.

C.B. was a member of the Blue Ball Church of the Brethren, where he served as Pastor. He was ordained into the ministry in 1969. He previously worked at Conestoga Farms and Hollinger's Farm Market. In 2012, he retired from Dutch Valley Food Distributors, Inc., where he served as a salesman and chaplain. He enjoyed people and loved to serve others, ministered to many people, even until the end of his life. He touched more lives than we will ever know.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Brenda, wife of Paul Zimmerman of Lititz; David, husband of Donna Horst of Ephrata, Darlene, wife of R. Dale Gehman of Akron, Marvin, husband of Wendy Horst of Denver, Nevin, husband of Cheri Horst of New Holland, Karen, wife of Matt Burkholder of Lititz; 25 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Kenneth, husband of Lorraine Horst of Manheim, Harold, husband of Miriam Horst of Ephrata, Roy, husband of Becky Horst of Ephrata; 2 sisters, Janet, wife of Sam Weber of Denver and Joyce, wife of Luke Bender of Fort Mills, SC.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 8, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Middle Creek Church of the Brethren, 351 Middle Creek Church Rd., Lititz. A memorial service will be held on Monday, September 9, at 2 p.m., at the church, with Pastor Galen Weaver officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in C.B.'s memory may be made to Transport For Christ, PO Box 117, Marietta, PA 17547-0117 or Blue Ball Church of the Brethren, 1005 Main St., Blue Ball, PA 17506.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 9/6/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, E. Arlene Nolt
, 67, of Denver, passed away on Thursday, October 24, 2013, at Ephrata Manor.

She was born in Lancaster County to the late Allen and Esther (Myers) Nolt and was the wife of Raymond Horst with whom she shared 45 years of marriage.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 sons, Steven R., husband of Dawn Horst of Lancaster, Nelson R., husband of Meghann Horst of East Earl; a daughter, Gwendolyn S., wife of Daniel Horning of Bridgewater, VA; 9 grandchildren; 4 brothers, Elvin, husband of Verna Mae Nolt of Manheim, Allen Ray, husband of Eva Nolt of Ephrata, Kenneth, husband of Lorraine Nolt of Ephrata, Glenn, husband of Revenda Nolt of Lititz; 2 sisters, Eva Jane, wife of Harold Hoover of Lititz and Ruth Ann, wife of Kenneth Kreider of New Providence.

A viewing will be held on Monday, October 28, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Millport Mennonite Church, 820 Log Cabin Rd., Leola. An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday, from 1 to 2 p.m., followed by her funeral service at 2 p.m., at the Millport Mennonite Church, with Pastor Delmar Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Arlene's memory may be made to the Susquehanna Association for the Blind and Vision Impaired, 244 N. Queen St., Lancaster, PA 17603.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 10/26/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Janet S. Martin

PORT TREVORTON - Janet S. Horst, 63, of Port Trevorton, died on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at her residence. Janet was born Sept. 20, 1949, in Ephrata, a daughter of Lilly (Stauffer) Martin of Elkhorn, Ky., and the late Irvin Z. Martin. She was married to Curvin S. Horst, who preceded her on Sept. 19, 2003. She was a member of Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church at Riverview, Liverpool.

In addition to her mother, Lilly, she is survived by eight children, Michelle Brubaker and husband Darvin, of Denver, Pa., Keith Horst and wife, Kathy (Graver), of Stevens, Christel Leibenguth and husband, Rodney, of Bernville, Gregory Horst and wife, Melanie (Yoder), of New Canada, Maine, Brent Horst, of Ephrata, Michael Horst, of Middletown, Heather Riehl and husband, John, of Paradise, and Amy Horst, of New Canada; 19 grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Russell and Barbara Martin, of Elkhorn, Ky.; two sisters, Carolyn Showalter, wife of Rodney, of Mount Pleasant Mills, and Linda Stauffer, wife of Frank, of Tunas, Mo.; one brother-in-law, Thomas Wenger, of Tunas, Mo.; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by a son, Merle Horst; two grandchildren; and one sister, Charlotte Wenger.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Mountain View School, 306 McKees Road, Port Trevorton. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday at Mountain View School with further services at 9 a.m. at Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church at Riverview, Old Trail and Oriental Road, Liverpool. Burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, have been entrusted with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 7/18/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Jerome Brubaker


Funeral services for Jerome Horst, 28, of Arbela, Missouri, will be Friday, June 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at the North View Mennonite Church north of Arbela, Missouri.

Visitation will be Thursday, June 27, 2013, with the family receiving friends from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.

Burial will be in the North View Mennonite Cemetery north of Arbela, Missouri.

The family requests no flowers, only your presence and prayers.

The Doss Funeral Home, of Edina, Missouri, is in charge of arrangements.

Jerome Brubaker Horst passed away Monday, June 24, 2013, at the University of Iowa Hospital in Iowa City, Iowa, from injuries at his work in Cantril, Iowa.

Jerome is survived by his wife, Betsy Horst of Arbela, Missouri; three children, Rosalie Danae, Javan Ryan and Ardell Shane Horst all of the home; his parents, Edwin and Ruth Horst of Memphis, Missouri; four brothers, Daniel and Jolene Horst of Downing, Missouri, Stephen and Naomi Horst of Memphis, Missouri, Edwin Ray Horst and Lawrence Horst both of home in Memphis, Missouri; four sisters, Sarah and Aaron Horst of Memphis, Missouri, Judith and Andrew Hoover of Downing, Missouri, Laura and Norman Zimmerman of Arbela, Missouri and Rose and Wesley Martin of Memphis, Missouri; numerous in-laws including his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Carl and Lydia Hoover of Gorin, Missouri; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

DOSS FUNERAL HOME
JUNE 25, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, John Henry
, 85, of 1507 Union Grove Road, East Earl, died Sunday, December 1, 2013, at his home. He is survived by his wife, Emma (Zeiset) Horst.

Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Mahlon and Alta (Zimmerman) Horst.

John was a member of the Spring Grove Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. He was a retired farmer and then a brick layer for years.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 11 children, Esther, married to Edward Zimmerman of Thorp, WI, Mahlon, married to Ruth (Redcay) Horst of Morgantown, Irvin, married to Mary (Garman) Horst of East Earl, Aaron, married to Loretta (Metzler) Horst of Denver, Lucy, married to Melvin Hoover of New Holland, Laura, married to Nelson Horst of Thorp, WI, John, Jr., married to Anna Mary (Martin) Horst of Narvon, Emma, married to Clyde Horst of Stanley, WI, David, married to Ruth (Martin) Horst of Narvon, Mary Ann, married to Vernon Martin of Penn Yan, NY, and Anna Mae, married to Nelson Martin of Shippensburg; 75 grandchildren; 103 great grandchildren; a brother, Milton, married to Lydia (Weaver) Horst of East Earl; and six sisters, Esther, wife of the late Weaver Martin of East Earl, Ruth, married to Ivan Zimmerman of East Earl, Martha, married to Adin Martin of Mt. Joy, Vera, married to Leroy Reiff of Huntington, Elizabeth, married to Raymond Zimmerman of Denver, and Edna, married to Harry Leinbach of Barnett, MO.

Preceding him in death are three brothers, Christian, Luke, and Mahlon, Jr.; a sister, Mabel Zeiset; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, December 6, at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Spring Grove Mennonite Church with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/3/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Leah Ruth Shank
, 90, a resident of Woodland Park at VMRC, passed away Monday, March 18, 2013.

Mrs. Horst was born June 11, 1922, in Fayetteville, Pa., and was the daughter of the late Harvey E. and Anna Bertha Martin Shank.

She was a child care provider running a small day care in her home. She also ran a small in-home bakery. She served alongside her husband as a pastor's wife. She was a member of the Lucas Hollow Mennonite Church and attended Timberville Mennonite Church.

On Sept. 8, 1946, she married Mahlon Horst, who preceded her in death on Aug. 31, 2010.

Surviving are her children, Kenneth Horst and wife, Sue, of Harrisonburg; Judith Kauffman and husband, Paul, of Granada, Spain; Gerald Horst and wife, Marjo, Aurora Ohio; and Karen Burkholder and husband, Dale, of Mount Crawford; two sisters, Miriam Nolt of Chambersburg, Pa., and Esther Lehman of Fayetteville, Pa.; 14 grandchildren, Patrick Horst, Christopher Horst, Alicia Horst, Stephen Horst, Kristin Bucher, Kenton Kauffman, Kirk Kauffman, Brandon Horst, Aaron Horst, Jordan Horst, Anthony Burkholder, Bradley Burkholder, Joshua Burkholder and Andre Burkholder; 15 great-grandchildren and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Horst was preceded in death by her stepmother, Anna Bricker Shank.

Pastors Wilmer Lehman, Paul Kauffman and Fred Rhodes will conduct a funeral service Friday, March 22, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Lindale Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the Bradley Funeral Home in Luray Wednesday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

They will also receive friends at the McMullen Funeral Home Thursday from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to grandchildren, Kristin and Kevin and Steven and Bethany, serving in Southeast Asia, and sent to Virginia Mennonite Missions, 901 Parkwood Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802. Contributions will be divided equally.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 3/19/2013
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, LeRoy S.
, 77, of Mohnton, PA died September 24, 2013 at his home. Born 1936 in Clay Twp., to Joseph and Bertha (Sensenig) Horst. His wife of 23 years, Ruth M. (Sensenig) Horst, survives. His first wife, Eileen M. (Hurst) Horst died in 1989.

He was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher for many years.

Survived by his wife Ruth and five sons: Lonny C. married to Dixie (Young) Horst, Columbia Crossroads, PA; Lance V. married to Marsha (Andrew) Horst, New Holland; Brent L. married to Donna (Weaver) Horst, Bowmansville; Joshua L. Horst and Jordon C. Horst, at home; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother Mervin married to Minerva Horst, New Holland and a sister Edith Horst, Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by his 1st wife Eileen, a son, Arthur L. Horst, a brother Ray Horst, and three sisters: Esther Burkholder, Lydia Ann Bowman, and Grace Weaver.

His funeral service was September 28 at 10 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, East Earl, PA, with Pastor Larry Weber officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Horst, LeRoy S., 77, of 1495 Reading Rd., Mohnton joined his Redeemer in Glory on Tuesday, September 24, 2013 at his home. His wife of 23 years, Ruth M. (Sensenig) Horst, survives. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Eileen M. (Hurst) Horst, in 1989.

Born in Clay Twp., he was the son of the late Joseph and Bertha (Sensenig) Horst.

LeRoy was a salesman for agricultural fertilizers and pesticides in Lancaster and Berks Counties. He was also a self-employed auctioneer.

He was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher for many years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed hunting, camping with family, motorcycling, and horse riding. He was a founding member of the Brecknock Saddle Tramps. LeRoy was a staple on the sidelines of Brecknock baseball games for many years, first as a player, then as a coach, and finally as a fan. He was a natural story-teller whose tales will live on in the memories of those who knew him.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five sons: Lonny C. married to Dixie (Young) Horst, Columbia Crossroads, PA; Lance V. married to Marsha (Andrew) Horst, New Holland; Brent L. married to Donna (Weaver) Horst, Bowmansville; Joshua L. Horst and Jordon C. Horst, at home; nine grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; a brother, Mervin married to Minerva Horst, New Holland and a sister, Edith Horst, Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by a son, Arthur L. Horst; a brother, Ray Horst; and three sisters: Esther Burkholder, Lydia Ann Bowman, and Grace Weaver.

His funeral will be held on Saturday, September 28, at 10 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 128 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl with Pastor Larry Weber officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewings will be held at the church on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 - 10 a.m. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/25/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Lizzie S. Weaver
, 91, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2013, at her residence.

She was born in West Earl Township to the late Amos S. and Emma (Sensenig) Weaver and was the wife of the late Walter M. Horst who passed away March 26, 1971.

She was a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Lizzie is survived by her children, Earl W., husband of Mary (Martin) Horst of Middlesex, NY, Leroy W. Horst, George W., husband of Martha (Hoover) Horst, Amos W. Horst, Walter W., husband of Alta (Weaver) Horst all of Ephrata, Adin W., husband of Mary (Zimmerman) Horst of Harrod, OH, Alice W., wife of Daniel Burkholder of Mifflinburg, Emma W., wife of Allen Leid of Orrstown, Edna W., wife of Harvey B. Sensenig of East Earl, Anna W. Horst, Lydia W., wife of David O. Zimmerman of Shiloh, OH, Lena W. Horst at home, Nora W., wife of Elvin Oberholtzer of Shippensburg; 83 grandchildren, a number of great grandchildren and great great- grandchildren; 2 sisters, Lydia -Zimmerman of New Holland and Ella Zimmerman of Farmersville.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 daughters, Mary Ella Horst, Lizzie Mae Horst; a son-in-law, Henry Burkholder; 5 grandchildren; 5 brothers, Paul, Reuben, Amos, Isaac and Aaron Horst and a sister, Annie Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 21, 2013 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 165 Farmers Lane, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 22, at 8:45 AM from the late residence, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference with Bishop Ammon Z. Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/19/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Marica Lynea
, age 11, of Orrville, OH died February 19, 2013, surrounded by her family at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, following a sudden illness. Marica was born on October 8, 2001, in Orrville, OH to Ronald K. and Dana L. (Shively) Horst. She currently was a 5th grade student at Central Christian School in Kidron. Marica attended Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church in Orrville where she was a member of the Junior Youth Group.

Surviving are her parents, Ron and Dana Horst; a sister, Jocelyn E. Horst; a brother, Adin J. "A.J." Horst; paternal grandparents, Richard and Laurel Horst of Orrville; maternal grandparents, Lynn and Lynne Shively of Lancaster, PA; maternal great grandmother, Retha Shively of Modesto, CA; 2 uncles, Jon (Kim) Shively of Elgin, IL, and Gerald "Jerry" (Sharon) Horst of Orrville; and 4 cousins, Benjamin, Noah, and Lydia Shively of Elgin, IL, and Anna Leslie Horst of Orrville.

She was preceded in death by great grandparents, Walter Shively, John W. and Alta Roudabush, James and Ruth Horst, and Chester and Dorothy Horst.

Funeral service was February 24, 2013, at Living Water Community Church, Dalton, OH with Rev. Marvin Zuercher officiating. Burial will take place at Martins Mennonite Cemetery in Orrville.

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



Horst, Martha Frances Martin
, 88, of Naples, Fla., and formerly of Hagerstown , Md., died March 6, 2013, at her home. Born Dec. 9, 1924, to Laban and Clara Martin. She was a homemaker, and a member of Choir Fellowship in Naples, doing mission work.

She is survived by one daughter, Sue Vanderford; four sons, Larry, Delbert, Robert and Daniel; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah E. Horst; daughter, Louise Foreman; and two grandchildren.

A memorial service was April 6, 2013, at Mount Zion Mennonite Church, Boonsboro, Md. The Rev. Roger Martin will officiate. Graveside service will follow.

Source: The Hearld News, Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Horst, Mary Ellen Stutzman
, 86, of Harrisonburg, VA died April 4, 2013 at the same place. She was born October 23, 1926 at Mantua, Ohio to James and Edith Stutzman. In 1995 at Harrisonburg, VA she was married to Samuel L. Horst.

Surviving are children, Kenneth Horst and Mary Beth Wills, Hannah Schertz, Sylvia Horst and Ross L. Bender, Barbara Horst, Mary Horst and David Buchanan, Carol Horst and Bruce Shafer, eight grandchildren, and siblings: Kenneth L. and Marlene Bergy Stutzman, Lorraine G. Stuzman Myers and Benjamin W. Myers, Naomi Stuzman, Mere Stutzman and Lorraine Rice Stutzman, Gladys Derstine Stuzman Kolb, and Elaine Alderfer Bergy Stuzman Derstine.

A daughter, Ellarica Moatz Horst and siblings: James Stuzman, Jr and Beulah Detweiler Stuzman, Sara Jeane Stuzman Fretz and Clyde Fretz, Marlowe Stuzman, Donald Stuzman, and Dale Stuzman preceded her in death.

Mary Ellen worked as a nurse in Springfield Vermont for 7 years, Calico Rock, Arkansas for 26 years, and Myerstown PA for 6 years.

Memorial services were held April 15, 2013 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

Submitted by: Joanne Gallardo, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, Mary Esther,
89, of Ephrata, PA died January 5, 2013 at her home. Born 1923 in Hinkletown, PA to Aaron S., Sr. and Anna M. (Mellinger) Horst.

Mary attended the PAI Adult Day Care Services.

Surviving are three brothers, Glenn M. Horst of Lancaster, Aaron M., married to Mildred (Martin) Horst of New Holland, and Harold M., married to Arlene (Eckert) Horst of Hinkletown; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are two brothers, W. Lester and Clarence A. Horst; and a sister, Ruth N. Herr.

A memorial service was January 9, 2013 at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata with the Reverend Jeffrey S. Horst officiating. Private interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Source: Lancaster OnLine, Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Horst, Mary Louise Horst
, 84 of Hagerstown, Md., died at 11:56 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2013, at the Mennonite Fellowship Home of Hagerstown.

Born February 15, 1929, in Greencastle, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Benjamin B. and Martha (Lehman) Horst. She and her husband, Stanley M. Horst, were married November 25, 1949, in Hagerstown. He died June 5, 2004.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church of Maugansville, Md.

Surviving family includes three daughters, Martha Ann Strite and husband Mark of Clear Spring, Md., Ella Rose Horst and husband Harold of Greencastle, Pa., and Thelma Jean Martin and husband Duane, of Hagerstown, Md.; one son, Eldon Horst and wife Joyce of Harrisonburg, Va.; 16 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren, and five brothers, Lauren Horst of Greencastle, Pa., Maurice Horst of Chambersburg, Pa., David Amos Horst of New York, Glenn Horst of Stephens City, Va., and Lowell Horst of Middletown, Pa.

She was preceded in death by one brother, Nevin Horst, and by one sister, Sarah Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 12, at the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church of Maugansville, Md.., with the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church ministry officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday evening, and at the church one hour prior to the service Wednesday.

The family requests that flowers be omitted and memorial contributions be made to the Mennonite Air Missions C/O Mark Strite, Treasurer Mt. Olive Mennonite Church, 13416 Clear Spring Rd. Clear Spring, MD 21722.

Arrangements were handled by the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home of Greencastle, Pa.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/10/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Ray Ernest

April 23, 1924 - July 20, 2013

ELKHART - Ray Ernest Horst passed away Saturday, July 20, 2013, at home at the age of 89.

He was born April 23, 1924, in Ephrata, Pa., to Titus S. and Mary (Landis) Horst.

On May 5, 1951, Ray married Ruth Brunk, who survives.

He is also survived by a daughter, Carolyn Heydon of Elkhart, with children Robert and Amber; son Ray Edward (Barb) Horst of Oakland, Calif., with children Lauren, Matthew and Nathan; and foster daughter Jean (David) Luadzers of Jefferson City, Mo., with children Mark Owen, Melissa Sharp and Erin Golden.

After graduating from high school in 1942, Ray enrolled in Eastern Mennonite College but was drafted in 1943. As a conscientious objector, Ray spent the war years serving in civilian public service at the VA tubercular hospital in Livermore, Calif., and with the Forest Service in Glacier National Park. Following the war he enrolled in Goshen College, graduating in 1949.

As a result of his CPS experience, Ray developed an interest in creating programs and service opportunities for North American Mennonite young people. He served on the Mennonite Youth Council from 1947 to 1974, which created the church-wide Mennonite Youth Fellowship (MYF).

Ray worked briefly at a building supply company and Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) in Akron, Pa., then moved to Elkhart in 1954 to work at Mennonite Board of Missions (now Mission Network), where he stayed until retiring in 1989. As secretary for relief and service, he developed the Mennonite Voluntary Service program. At its height in the 1960s and 1970s, MVS had more than 450 young volunteers at a time who spent 1 to 2 years working at service projects throughout North America. During his time at MBM, he also served on numerous boards and councils, both local and nationwide.

He helped create Elkhart Child Development (daycare) Center in Elkhart, the Prince of Peace Chapel congregation in Aspen, Colo., and was involved in the development of the Peace Corps. with the Kennedy administration. In his later years at MBM, he organized a new department for church development and evangelism and organized United Native Ministries (UNM) to help Native American/Canadian Mennonite congregations meet together to solve common problems. Ray felt a great love for the people he met through UNM, and after retiring from MBM in 1989, Ray and Ruth continued to work with UNM part time until finally retiring in 2005 at age 81.

From 1974 to 76, at age 50, Ray took a two-year leave from MBM so he and Ruth could move to Nigeria and serve as country directors for MCC's Teacher's Abroad program. Though this was his first international experience, he fit right in and felt at home there.

Ray had no hobbies in the traditional sense. His great loves, besides his family and the church, were people and travel. He travelled throughout North America for his work, but after retirement he and Ruth travelled extensively, visiting Europe, the Caribbean, East and West Africa, Australia/New Zealand and Japan. He loved nature and natural beauty.

Ray had a deep respect and love for people of all ages and types, and was not impressed or put off by superficial factors such as race or social status. Through the end of his life he continued to serve as a mentor, advisor and unofficial counselor for those around him.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at Prairie Street Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Mennonite Mission Network.

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

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

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Horst, Ray Ernest, 89, of Elkhart, Indiana died July 20, 2013 at the same place. He was born April 23, 1924 at Ephrata, PA to Titus S. and Mary (Landis) Horst. On May 5, 1951 he was married to Ruth Brunk, who was born May 5, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are children, Carolyn Heydon; Ray Edward Horst and wife Barb; and foster daughter Jean Luadzers and husband David; and eight grandchildren.

Ray worked for Mennonite Board of Missions (now Mennonite Mission Network) from 1954 until retiring in 1989. As secretary for relief and service, he developed the Mennonite Voluntary Service program.

Memorial services were held July 29, 2013 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Indiana with burial in Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana.

Submitted by: Joy Detweiler, Elkhart, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, Ruth Ellen King
, 90, of Shillington, PA died January 13, 2013 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz, PA. She was born March 17, 1922 at West Liberty, Ohio to Abraham and Alice (Hartzler) King. On September 21, 1945 at Harrisonburg, VA she was married to Luke L. Horst, who was born June 5, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are children, Naomi Weaver, Esther Martin, Ellen Helmuth, Margaret Frost, Nancy Perkins, Thomas Horst, and Dorcas Cyster; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Isabelle King Yoder and Nancy King Wood.

A son-in-law, Spencer Perkins, and her siblings, Harold King, Edna King Miller, Helen King Yates, Sanford King, and Esther King Jones preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 20, 2013 at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Ellen M. Helmuth, Bethlehem, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Horst, Ruth K. King, 90, of Lititz, PA died January 13, 2013. Born on March 17, 1922 in West Liberty OH, to Abraham King, Jr. and Alice (Hartzler) King.

She was the loving and devoted wife of Luke L. Horst for 67 years. They resided in Shillington before moving to Landis Homes Retirement Community,
Lititz, in 2001.

She was a member of Gehman Mennonite Church near Adamstown, PA. Ruth was influential in the lives of many women through her friendship, through teaching women's Bible studies, and through her involvement in church work with her husband in Reading, New England and Mississippi.

Survived by her husband Luke and seven children: Naomi (James) Weaver, Lancaster; Esther (Lewis) Martin, Reinholds; Ellen (Ronald) Helmuth, Bethlehem; Margaret (John) Frost, Sarasota FL; Nancy (the late Spencer) Perkins, Thomas (Thelma Weaver), Dorcas (Graham) Cyster all of Lancaster, 21 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren and by two sisters: Isabelle (King) Yoder, Newport News VA and Nancy (King) Wood, Hudgins VA.

She was preceded in death by her son-in-law and by seven siblings. A Memorial Service was Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm at Bowmansville
Mennonite Church, East Earl, PA. Burial will be private.

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



Horst, Sheldon Ray

SHELBY: Sheldon Ray Horst, age 5, son of Nelson Z. and Twila R. (Zeiset) Horst, was suddenly called home to be with Jesus, Saturday, July 13, 2013 of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Holmes County, Ohio.

Sheldon was born March 14, 2008 in Greenwich, Ohio. His sunny, bubbly personality and inquisitive nature will be greatly missed by family and friends, along with acquaintances at the family business, Walnut Hill Feeds where he enjoyed spending much of his time.

Along with his parents, Sheldon is survived by his siblings: Kevin, Michelle, Melissa, Weston, Javin, and Kenton Horst all at home; Paternal grandparents: Alvin and Esther Horst of Shelby; Maternal grandparents: Allan and Esther Zeiset of East Earl, PA; Maternal great grandparents: David and Lucy Oberholtzer of Lititz, PA; Numerous aunts, uncles, cousins.

Friends and family are welcome on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Blooming Grove Community Center, 7316 Amstutz Road, Shiloh, Ohio. Funeral services will be Thursday at 10 AM at the Chester Mennonite Church, 7243 Lattasburg Road, Wooster with Bishop Paul Zimmerman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Care provided by Turner Funeral Home, Shelby.

MansfieldNewsJournal.com
News Journal, Mansfield, OH
July 16, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, Willis Gabriel
, 74, of Goshen, IN died Sept. 1, 2013 at home. He was born July 4, 1939, to Susie I. (Good) and Clarence K. Horst near Seville, Ohio. On July 4, 1964, he married Byrdalene Wyse of Archbold, Ohio. She survives,

After studying at Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, he served with Mennonite Mission Network from 1971 to 2010, in accompaniment with indigenous churches in the Chaco region of northern Argentina, primarily the Iglesia Evangelica Unida.

Willis developed the Bible Circle, a conversational format that encourages indigenous people to explore their spirituality and the values of Jesus within their own culture. In his vision, the missionary is an invited guest who listens, discerns and shares as an equal rather than impose his or her views.

During their last five years in the Chaco, Willis and Byrdalene worked with the Argentine Bible Society and Pilaga readers to record the Gospels and Acts in their language, to make scriptures available to non-readers.

Survived by his wife Byrdalene and son, Rene (and Marlene Harder Horst, Matias, Tali) of Boone, N.C.; and daughters, Carmen (and Eric Kurtz, Elisa, Rebeca) of Goshen, Emily (and Malcolm Sedaca, Khalil) of Cordoba, Argentina, and Cristina (and Lucas Robert, Francisco, Serafin) of Cordoba, Argentina. Also his siblings, Raymond G. Horst (Kathryn Ressler) of Lewisburg, Tenn., Melvin G. Horst (Eleanor Burckhart) of Columbiana, Ohio, Arthur G. Horst (Mary Horst) of Kensington, Ohio, Paul G. Horst (Edith Good) of Hermon, Ky., Emma Elizabeth (Glen Eberly) of Dalton, Ohio, Clarence Gene Horst (Edith Steiner) of Mousie, Ky., and Margaret Susanna (Curtis Yoder) of Puntarenas, Costa Rica.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister-in-law, Kathryn.

Memorial services was Sept 4., 2013 at Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, and at Iglesia Anabautista Menonita, Floresta, Buenos Aires, Argentina on Nov. 2, 2013

Source: Goshen News, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Horst, Willis G.

July 4, 1939 - Sept. 1, 2013

GOSHEN - Willis Gabriel Horst, 74, of Goshen, died at home Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013.

He was born July 4, 1939, to Susie I. (Good) and Clarence G. Horst near Seville, Ohio.

On July 4, 1964, Willis married Byrdalene Wyse of Archbold, Ohio.

She survives, along with their four children, René of Boone, N.C., Carmen of Goshen, and Emily and Cristina of Cordoba, Argentina; and seven grandchildren.

Willis studied at Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary before working for the Mennonite Mission Network in accompaniment with the indigenous United Evangelical Church in northern Argentina from 1971 to 2010. Willis developed the Bible Circle, a conversational format that encourages indigenous people to explore their spirituality and the values of Jesus within their own culture.

Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013, at Assembly Mennonite Church, Goshen, and at Iglesia Anabautista Menonita, Floresta, Buenos Aires, Argentina, at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Mission Network.

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


Hostetler, Altye Mae Lubbers, age 81, of Eureka, Illinois died April 4, 2013, at Maple Lawn Health Center in Eureka. She was born Feb. 21, 1932, in Vellore, South India to Rev. George B. and Hulda (Lehr) Lubbers. She married Raymond O. Hostetler on Sept. 10, 1954, at Linn Amish Mennonite Church. He passed away Oct. 28, 1999. Altye accepted Christ as her personal savior in her youth. Altye was raised in the Baptist faith, after marriage she became a member of Linn A. M. Church in Roanoke. In 1972, she became a member of Cazenovia Mennonite Church in Cazenovia, IL

Surviving are her children, Deb (Richard) Van Der Molen of Oak Park, IL., Dan (Cindy) Hostetler of Ramsey, MN., Will Hostetler of Peoria, IL., Jen (Charlie) Stone of Kalona, IA., Judy Kott of LaGrange Park, IL., and granddaughter, Dawn Schroeder who was raised by Raymond and Altye of Eureka, IL., ten additional grandchildren and two great grandchildren further survive. Also surviving are two sisters, Faith (Richard) Blight and Carol Babcock both of Dallas TX.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband

Funeral service was April 8, 2013, at Cazenovia Mennonite Church with Rev. Dennis Kennell officiating. A private graveside service was in Stewart Harmony Cemetery in Metamora.

Source: Mason Funeral Homes Metamora, IL
Sent by: Leon Hertzler



Hostetler, Lester J.
, age 81 of Maple Lawn Homes in Eureka, Illinois passed away at 6:45pm Saturday July 27, 2013 at the Maple Lawn Health Care Center in Eureka, Illinois. He was born May 5, 1932 in Roanoke, Illinois to Milo M. and Ruth (Ulrich) Hostetler. He married Lois A. Huddle on Nov. 24, 1956 in Lancaster, PA, who preceded him in death.

He was also preceded in death by one sister, Beulah Hostetler and one brother, John Hostetler.

Surviving are his children: David (Karen) Hostetler, Mark (Gwen) Hostetler, Ruth (Thomas) Zayas, John (Shelly) Hostetler, Marcus (Phylis) Hostetler and 15 grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers, Clarence, Marvin, Solomon, and Arthur and one sister, Ellen Schrock.

Lester was a missionary and a painter, was a member of Linn Mennonite Church and attended Maple Lawn Chapel.

Memorial Services will be at 11:00am Wednesday July 31, 2013 at Maple Lawn Homes Memorial Hall in Eureka with Pastor Steve Ulrich and Rev. Doane Brubaker officiating. Informal visitation will follow the Memorial Service. Lunch will be provided around 12:15pm. Procession from the Memorial Hall to the to the Roanoke Cemetery for burial will start at or before 2:00pm. Memorials may be made to World Missionary Press or Maple Lawn Homes. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.

masonfuneralhomes.com
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin &
Leon Hertzler



Hostetler, Myron Eugene

March 7, 2006 - Aug. 21, 2013

TOPEKA - Myron Eugene Hostetler, 7, of Topeka, died at 10:27 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, from injuries received in an auto/bicycle accident near his home earlier in the day.

He was born on March 7, 2006, in Wolcottville, to Melvin and Esther (Raber) Hostetler.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a sister, Delores Kay Hostetler and two brothers, Duane Ray and Jay Dean Hostetler all at home; grandparents Edward and Anna Marie Hostetler of Shipshewana and Eli and Polly Raber of Topeka.

He had just attended his first day of first grade at Elmview School.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, and all day Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at the family home, 6600 S. 400 W., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Kenny Fry's home, 6655 S. 400 W., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Samuel Herschberger and the home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 23, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetter, David N.

Dec. 26, 1933 - March, 23, 2013

NAPPANEE - David N. Hostetter, 79, died Saturday evening, March 23, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Dec. 26, 1933, in South Bend to Russell and Edna (Yoder) Hostetter. He married Lois Fox on Dec. 23, 1956, in Nappanee.

She survives along with three children, David (Sue) Hostetter and Jill (Gerry Neff) Slabaugh, both of Nappanee, and Amy Jo (Lyn) Chupp of Goshen; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, William (Caroline) Hostetter of Nappanee and Daniel (Nancy) Hostetter of Paso Robles, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Russell Hostetter; and a sister, Elizabeth "Betty Jo" Yoder.

Dave served with the U.S. Army from 1956-57. He retired in 1998 from the Nappanee Post Office.

A 35-year property owner on Stone Lake, Dave enjoyed the outdoors, especially bird watching and planting flowers.

A 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, 2013, funeral service will be at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. The Rev. Jan Brown of First Mennonite Church, Nappanee, will officiate. A private burial will be in South Union Cemetery, Nappanee.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

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



Hostetter, Ethel S. Martin
, 91, of 20530 Millers Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., passed away Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at the Mennonite Home in Maugansville, Md. Born Wednesday, Nov. 2, 1921, in Leitersburg, Md., she was the daughter of the late Reuben E. Martin and Cora M. (Strite) Martin Albin.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Amos Irvin Hostetter, in 2004.

She was a lifelong member of Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersburg.

She is survived by her four daughters, Janet M. (Mrs. Ray) Eby of Flintstone, Md., Esther L. (Mrs. Gerald) Martin of Wickenburg, Ariz., Doris E. ( Mrs.Clifford) Martin of Hagerstown and Dorothy E. (Mrs.Arvin) Rudolph of Manchester, Ky.; sister, Edith V. Horst of Maugansville; brother, Lester Albin of Maugansville; 25 grandchildren; 92 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Nelson M. Hostetter; daughter, Eunice M. Hostetter; sister, Pauline Martin; two grandsons; and one great-granddaughter.

Services will be Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Millers Mennonite Church, Millers Church Road, Hagerstown, with the Millers Church Ministry officiating. Family will receive friends at Millers Mennonite Church, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2013, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Millers Mennonite Church Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown.

Herald-Mail - 1/7/2013
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hostetter, Harold L.
, 89, passed from this life to the next on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. He was the husband of Jean Mumma Hostetter, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on November 8, 2012.

Born July 4, 1923, in Manor Township, he was the son of the late Christian and Stella Mowrer Hostetter. He retired in 1990 after 22 years of service from the Hempfield School District where he worked as a custodian. Prior to that, Harold was a farmer in West Hempfield Township. He was a member of Habecker Mennonite Church where he joyfully served as custodian for many years. Harold was committed to his family and the church, which were important parts of his life.

In addition to his wife, he will be missed by his children: Janet L., Marietta; Joyce E., wife of J. Richard Thomas, Ronks; Clair M., husband of Orpha Deinner Hostetter, Lititz; Mary Ann, Mount Joy; Glenn M., wife of Lois Braun Hostetter, Washington Boro; 8 grandchildren; a twin brother, Harvey Hostetter, Lititz, and a sister, Elizabeth Nissley, Lititz. He was preceded in death by four sisters: Dora Heisey, Miriam Breneman, Esther Myer, and Mary Lefever.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 10 AM at Habecker Mennonite Church, 451 Habecker Church Road, Lancaster, PA. A visitation will be held before the service from 9-10 AM.

The family would like to express their appreciation to the staff at Landis Homes for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Landis Home Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements by the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc. Columbia/Landisville.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/10/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Hostetter, Harold L., 89, of Lititz, PA died January 5, 2013, at Landis Homes Retirement Community. He was the husband of Jean Mumma Hostetter, with whom he celebrated 65 years of marriage on November 8, 2012. Born July 4, 1923, in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Christian and Stella Mowrer Hostetter.

He was a member of Habecker Mennonite Church where he joyfully served as custodian for many years.

Surived by his wife Jean and children: Janet L., Marietta; Joyce E., wife of J. Richard Thomas, Ronks; Clair M., husband of Orpha Deinner Hostetter, Lititz; Mary Ann, Mount Joy; Glenn M., wife of Lois Braun Hostetter, Washington Boro; 8 grandchildren; a twin brother, Harvey Hostetter, Lititz, and a sister, Elizabeth Nissley, Lititz.

He was preceded in death by four sisters: Dora Heisey, Miriam Breneman, Esther Myer, and Mary Lefever.

A memorial service was January 19, at Habecker Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Hostetter, Jacob N.
, 91, of Pleasant View Retirement Community, Maheim, PA died on September 5, 2013. Formerly of Lititz, PA he was born in Ephrata, PA to Joseph E. and Lydia Nolt Hostetter. He was the husband of the late Esther B. Todd Hostetter. Jacob was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church, Lititz, PA. He was approached in 1971 to serve as one of the original board members for Pleasant View. After twenty-five years of service, he left the board in 1996. Having served the longest tenure of any of the original board members, he was elected board member emeritus. He enjoyed helping people and was an active volunteer at Pleasant View.

Survived by his children, Bertha, wife of Jason Bange, Hanover; Carl Hostetter, husband of Sharon, Gordonville; Ruth, wife of Glenn Heisey, Lititz; a sister, Anna, wife of Moses Martin, Hopeland; a brother, Amos Hostetter, Mohnton; eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his siblings, Samuel and Elizabeth, his half siblings, Mary, Aaron and Martin, and a step brother, Elvin Martin.

Funeral service was September 9, 2013 at New Haven Mennonite Church, Lititz, PA will be led by Pastor LeRoy G. Martin, Pastor Glen Fox, and Deacon Amos S. Hurst

Source: Richard F. Heisey Funeral Home Lititz, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler

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Hostetter, Jacob N., 91, of Pleasant View Retirement Community, passed away on September 5, 2013. Formerly of Lititz, he was born in Ephrata, and was the son of the late Joseph E. and Lydia Nolt Hostetter. He was the husband of the late Esther B. Todd Hostetter.

Jacob was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church and a painter and paper hanger by trade. He was approached in 1971 to serve as one of the original board members for Pleasant View. After twenty-five years of service, he left the board in 1996. Having served the longest tenure of any of the original board members, he was elected board member emeritus. He enjoyed helping people and was an active volunteer at Pleasant View. He assisted with the home's auxiliary activities, helped transport residents and at Christmas he ran the home's model railroad setup.

He is survived by his children, Bertha, wife of Jason Bange, Hanover; Carl Hostetter, husband of Sharon, Gordonville; Ruth, wife of Glenn Heisey, Lititz; a sister, Anna, wife of Moses Martin, Hopeland; a brother, Amos Hostetter, Mohnton; eleven grandchildren, and sixteen great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his -siblings, Samuel and Elizabeth; his half siblings, Mary, Aaron and Martin; and a stepbrother, Elvin Martin.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, September 8th, from 2-5 p.m. at Pleasant View Retirement Community in the Hoffer Auditorium, 544 N. Penryn Rd., Manheim. Funeral services will be led by Pastor LeRoy G. Martin, Pastor Glen Fox, and Deacon Amos S. Hurst at 10 a.m. on Monday, September 9th, at New Haven Mennonite Church, 230 Crest Road, Lititz, with a viewing one hour prior to the service.

Memorial contributions in memory of Jake can be made to New Haven Mennonite Church, c/o Deacon Amos S. Hurst, 140 Rothsville Station Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 or Pleasant View Benevolent Fund.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/6/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hostetter, Robert C., Sr.
, 77, of Denver went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at Reading Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Strasburg, he was the son of the late A. Clyde and Lily M. (McMichael) Hostetter.

He is survived by Viola M. (Good) Hostetter, his loving wife of 56 years; four children: Dennis R. husband of Louise (Mast) Hostetter, Stevens; Leonard D. husband of Christina (Nguyen) Hostetter, Terre Hill; Fay E. wife of Daryl L. Kreider, Lititz, and Robert C., Jr. husband of Tracy (Fox) Hostetter, Denver; seven grandchildren; two great granddaughters; and a brother, J. Paul married to Viola (Graver) Hostetter, New Holland.

Robert worked in plumbing and heating for C. M. Good and Son, Inc. and also for the former Weaver & Witwer Co. in his earlier years before working the majority of his years in the family business of Dennis' Ice Service, Inc. until his recent illness. He loved working in the family business with his sons and his interests were traveling, camping, and spending time with his family and friends. He was an active member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church.

His funeral will be held on Friday, July 19, at 2 p.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl with Pastor Larry Weber officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Friday from 1 - 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/18/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hostetter, Wesley H.
, 30, of Port Royal, PA, died February 26, 2013, as a result of injuries sustained an automobile accident while responding as a first provider in Tuscarora Township, Juniata County, PA. Born on September 3, 1982, in McConnellsburg, Fulton County, PA. He is a son of A. Eugene and Carol Ann (Hege) Hostetter, of Spring Run. On August 12, 2006, he married his wife of more than six years, Tya S. (Arentz) Hostetter, who survives.

His memberships included the Lost Creek Mennonite Church, Oakland Mills, the Lack-Tuscarora EMS, Central Juniata EMS, Beale Township Volunteer Fire Department, the East Waterford Volunteer Fire Department, and the Fannett-Metal Volunteer Fire Department. With his willingness to always help other people in any way he could, he fulfilled his lifelong passion of being a dedicated EMT and volunteer fireman.

Survived by his wife and parents, one sister, Sarah A. Hostetter, of Spring Run, his natural father, Wesely Carbaugh and his wife Diana, of Romney, WV, his in-laws, Chet and Robin Arentz, of East Waterford, a sister-in-law, Cindy Foody and her husband Quinn, of East Waterford, a brother-in-law, Derrick Arentz and his companion Andrea, of Lewistown, a maternal grandmother, Betty Hege, of Shippensburg, a paternal grandfather, Amos N. Hostetter, of Mohnton, natural paternal grandmother, Louise E. Carbaugh, of McConnellsburg, three natural brothers, John A. Barrett, Wes A. Barrett, Christopher Lee Barrett, all of Romney, WV, and he leaves behind his nieces and nephews, Leah Foody, Makenna Foody, and Noah Foody as well as Madison Arentz, Isaac Arentz, Alexis Arentz, and Dylan Arentz.

One son, Brayden Hostetter, preceded him in death, in infancy.

Funeral service was March 2, 2013, at the Lack-Tuscarora EMS Building, East Waterford, PA with Pastor Sherman Stoltzfus officiating. Interment will follow in the East Waterford Cemetery East Waterford, PA

Source: Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., Mifflintown, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Huber, Doris Elizabeth Myers
, 89, of Sellersville, PA died September 10, 2013 at the Rockhill Mennonite Community Nursing Care Center. She was born on June 24, 1924 in Doylestown, PA to Isaac and Fanny (Thierolf) Myers. She lived in the Pine Run Community of Doylestown Township for 81 years before moving to Rockhill Mennonite Community in 2005. A lifelong member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church, she taught bible school, Sunday school, and participated in a choral ensemble and sewing circles.

Survived by a niece, Mary Kay Kreider of O'Fallon, MO; two nephews, Ray Myers of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Lester Myers of Blacksburg, VA. She has two surviving stepdaughters, Ruth Walter of Telford and Marian Huber of Hatfield; one stepson, Harold Huber of Naples, FL. She is also survived by numerous grand and great grand stepchildren and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Arthur Huber; a brother, Lester Myers; two stepsons, Glen and Melvin Huber; and a stepdaughter, Arlene Weaver.

A memorial service was September 15, 2013 at the Rockhill Mennonite Community Sellersville, PA. Funeral service was September 16, 2013 at the Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, PA. Interment was at the church cemetery immediately following the service.

Source: Adler-Detweiler Funeral Home Souderton, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler



Hunsberger, Alverna Y. Yothers
, 86, of Bedminster Twp., _____ _____ died February 17, 2013. She was born March 15, 1926 to Erwin & Nora Elizabeth (Rush) Yothers. On September 6, 1947 she was married to Daniel L. Hunsberger, who survives.

Surviving are children, John Hunsberger & wife, Cathi; Jerold "Jerry" Hunsberger & wife, Susan; Jay Hunsberger & wife, Monica; Janet Landis & husband, Mark; Jolene Schlosser & husband, Jack; and Joy Danelle Hunsberger; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 23, 2013 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, PA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hunsecker, Wilmer Aidin
, 93, of Walkersville, Frederick Co., MD died March 30, 2013 at the same place from complications following a stroke.

He was born July 22, 1919 at Chambersburg, Franklin Co., PA to Charles Norman and Mary Emma (Ebersole) Hunsecker. Charles was born January 3, 1893 and died December 26, 1978. Mary Emma was born April 6, 1893 and died December 15, 1991.

On February 6, 1942 at Chambersburg, PA he was married to Dorothy Elizabeth Lehman, who was born January 11, 1921 and survives.

Surviving are children, Phyllis (Ken Strite), Linda, and Carol Ann (James Herr), five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, three brothers, Mervin, Charles (Ellen), and Richard (Louise), and a sister-in-law, Alice Hunsecker.

A brother, Harold preceded him in death.

Wilmer was ordained to the ministry in the Washington-Baltimore District of Lancaster Conference September 1953 serving over 40 years at Dawsonville Mennonite Church, Poolesville, MD.

Memorial services were held April 14, 2013 at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Ken Strite, North Lima, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hursh, Paul H.
, 79, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, June 7, 2013, at his residence. He was born in New Holland to the late Curvin and Anna (Martin) Hursh and was the husband of Barbara (Sensenig) Hursh with whom he shared 59 years of marriage. Paul was a member of Valley View Mennonite Church, Stevens, where he served as a deacon for 39 years. Paul was a farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 7 sons, Clair, husband of Carolyn (Sensenig) Hursh of Martinsburg, Earl Ray, husband of the late Rachel (Burkholder) Hursh of Middleburg, James, husband of Cynthia (Boll) Hursh of Lebanon, Jay Paul, husband of Jeanette (Zimmerman) Hursh of Lititz, Leon, husband of Diane (Martin) Hursh of Ephrata, Jesse, husband of Marlene (Martin) Hursh of Morrisville, VT, Philip, husband of Mary Kay (Burkholder) Hursh of Lititz; a daughter, Carolyn, wife of James K. Siegrist of Martinsburg; 62 grandchildren; 48 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Curvin, husband of Joann (Yoder) Hursh of Horn Lake, MS, Amos, husband of Laura (Eberly) Hursh of Ephrata; 3 sisters, Mary, wife of the late Ervin Rutt of Manheim, Helen, wife of Elvin Hurst of Newmanstown, Kathryn, wife of Clarence Nolt of Myerstown and a brother-in- law, Elam Hoover.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann, wife of the late Isaac Ray Sensenig; 1 grandson; 1 great granddaughter; a sister, Vera Hoover.

A viewing will be held on Monday, June 10, from 1:30 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Valley View Mennonite Church, 194 Gockley Road, Stevens. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 11, at 10 a.m. at the church with Bishop Harold Good officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrat

Intelligencer Journal - 6/8/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hurst, Samuel W.

Hurst's Watch and Clock Repairman, Samuel W. Hurst, 75, of East Earl, passed away Saturday, January 19, 2013 at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Abraham M. and Mary H. (Weaver) Hurst.

He was married to Irene O. (Martin) Hurst. He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference and owned and operated Hurst's Watch and Clock Repair at his home.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Grace M. Hurst at home, Abraham M., married to Fern (Martin) Hurst of Riceville, IA, Ida M., married to Ivan M. Reiff of Narvon, and Paul M., married to Thelma (Good) Hurst of Narvon; nine grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann, married to Ernest Groff of Stevens; a sister-in-law, Nora Hurst of Denver; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Sensenig of Denver.

Preceding him in death is a granddaughter, Rachel M. Hurst; two sisters, Esther Nelson and Margaret Sensenig; and two brothers, Raymond and Moses Hurst.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, at 8:45 a.m. at the Martindale Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church with the Bishop Leon S. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday at the Martindale Fellowship Center from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/22/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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