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

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Mann, Phillip Merl ; . . Marin, Bertha Alice Fast ; . . Mark, George A. (Dr.) ; . . Marner, Wanda M. White ; . . Martens, Rudolph C. ; . . Martin, Adam H. ; . . Martin, Alma Drybread; . . Martin, Annie M. Martin; . . Martin, Arlene Weaver Nolt ; . . Martin, Arthur; . . Martin, Catharine N. Frey; . . Martin, Clarence Z. ; . . Martin, Daryl Z.; . . Martin, David N. ; . . Martin, Dean R. ; . . Martin, Dorothy Leona Troyer ; . . Martin, Edgar Baer ; . . Martin, Edith E. Sauder ; . . Martin, Edna S. Sensenig ; . . Martin, Esther Mae Wise ; . . Martin Esther W. Martin; . . Martin, F. Eleanor Fry ; . . Martin, Glenn E. ; . . Martin, Hannah Wise ; . . Martin, Ira H. ; . . Martin, James S. ; . . Martin, Jay Robert ; . . Martin, Jay Scott ; . . Martin, Kevin E. ; . . Martin, Lloyd J. ; . . Martin, Lydia Kalous ; . . Martin, Mabel L. Good ; . . Martin, Mabel W. Shirk ; . . Martin, Magdalena ; . . Martin, Martha R. ; . . Martin, Mary Ann Horning ; . . Martin, Melba F. Weaver ; . . Martin, Melvin Dale ; . . Martin, Menno Z. ; . . Martin, Mervin R. ; . . Martin, Nathan Z. ; . . Martin, Nevin S. ; . . Martin, Orpha K. Musser ; . . Martin, Pauline W. Martin ; . . Martin, Rachel M. ; . . Martin, Retha Eshleman ; . . Martin, Romaine E. Brumbaugh Weaver ; . . Martin, Roy B. ; . . Martin, Rufus G. ; . . Martin, Rufus S.; . . Martin, Samuel Clayton ; . . Martin, Sandra L. Glass ; . . Martin, Sheldon Wade ; . . Martin, Shirley B. Weaver ; . . Martin, Susan Irene Horst ; . . Martin, Verna H. Good ; . . Mast, Arlene S. Miller ; . . Mast, Dennis H. ; . . Mast, Earl E. ; . . Mast, Ellis Dale ; . . Mast, Elmer A.; . . Miller, Elmer J. ; . . Mast, Horace M. ; . . Mast, John E. ; . . Mast, Nettie Miller ; . . Mast, P. Daniel ; . . Mast, Perry E. ; . . Mast, Twila M. Lehman ; . . Mathys, Arthur Lewis ; . . Maust, Herbert R. ; . . Maust, Robert Franklin ; . . Meck, Howard ; . . Metz, Florence Reinford ; . . Metz, Rachele Yacovelli ; . . Miller, Ada M. Borkholder ; . . Miller, Amzie J. ; . . Miller, Annie J. Mast ; . . Miller, Audrey Leona Brenneman ; . . Miller, Barbara Ann ; . . Miller, Betty Lou Eicher ; . . Miller, Blaine Edward ; . . Miller, Carol Maxine Beller ; . . Miller, Carolyn M. Burkholder ; . . Miller, Clara Mullet ; . . Miller, Clarence L. ; . . Miller, Donna M. Swartzentruber ; . . Miller, Earl ; . . Miller, Edna J. ; . . Miller, Edward E. ; . . Miller, Eleanor Elizabeth Warner; . . Miller, Elmer E.; . . Miller, Erma D. Miller Hershberger ; . . Miller, Ernest J. ; . . Miller, Ervin A. ; . . Miller, Ezra E. ; . . Miller, Gaylord L. ; . . Miller, Gerald E. "Jerry" Sr. ; . . Miller, Grace Metzler ; . . Miller, Harold C. ; . . Miller, Harry E. ; . . Miller, Harvey J. ; . . Miller, Harvey L. ; . . Miller, Ivan E. ; . . Miller, Jonas O. ; . . Miller, Judith Elaine Martin ; . . Miller, Katherine Hershberger ; . . Miller, Lela Grace Morningstar ; . .  Miller, Linda M. ; . . Miller, Linda Mae Miller ; . . Miller, Louetta M. ; . . Miller, Louise E. Hochstetler ; . . Miller, Lovina M. Hochstetler Schwietert ; . . Miller, Lydia D. Gingerich ; . . Miller, Martha P. Miller ; . . Miller, Merle Arden ; . . Miller, Miriam L. Boyer ; . . Miller, Norma Jean Yoder ; . . Miller, Robert H.; . . Miller, Robert J.; . . Miller, Rosa A. Miller; . . Miller Ruth Lambright ; . . Miller, Susie S. Yoder ; . . Miller, Vern Loyal ; . . Miller, Wilbur ; . . Miller, William A. ; . . Miller, William Allen ; . . Miller, Wilma H. Eash ; . . Mohr, Henry Theodore ; . . Moser, A. John ; . . Moser, Donna D. ; . . Moser, Richard J. "Peaty" ; . . Moyer, Elizabeth "Betty" Chittick ; . . Moyer, Glenn Ray ; . . Moyer, Jodelle "Jody" Detweiler ; . . Moyer, Mark Eldon ; . . Moyer, W. Paul ; . . Muhling, Theophil ; . . Mullet, Alvin O. ; . . Mullet, Bessie Evelyn Johnson ; . . Mullet, Isaac ; . . Mullet, Kevin W. ; . . Mullet. Ruben; . . Mummau, Ernest E. (Pastor) ; . . Musselman, Grace Schlosser ; . . Musselman, Ruth E. Eberly ; . . Musser, Josephine Lydia Maust ; . . Musser, Miriam S. Zeiset ; . . Myer, Ruth M. Esbenshade ; . .

Mann, Phillip Merl
passed to his eternal home on June 13 2013 in Carmel, IN. He was born March 1, 1933 in Elkhart, IN, to Walter Earl Mann and Juanita Zeigler. He was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers, Carl Eugene Mann and Raymond Mann.

Survivors include Mary Kathryn Hostetler Mann, whom he married Dec 21 1957, a daughter Beth (Mark) Carney of Carmel, IN, and a son, Mark (Laurie) Mann, of Niles, MI, five grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving is a brother, Bruce (Patricia) Mann of Goshen, IN.

There was a memorial service July 13 at the First United Methodist Church, Carmel, IN. He was cremated.

Submitted by: James C. Hostetler



Marin, Bertha Alice Fast
, 86, of Dinuba, CA died November 17,2013. She was born May 3, 1927.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2013 at Dopkins Funeral Chapel, Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA with burial in Smith Mountain Cemetery, Dinuba, CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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Bertha Alice Marin

Bertha Alice Marin was born in Reedley, CA on May 3, 1927, She was called home to be with the Lord on November 17, 2013, at the age of 86. She was the daughter of Bernard and Justina Fast.

Bertha was a graduate of Dinuba High School class of 1946. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church of Reedley and attended the Dinuba Presbyterian Church. She married her high school sweetheart, Eugene, on August 31, 1948.

After high school, Bertha held a variety of interests. She worked for a photographer in Fresno. She also worked for JC Penny's, was a preschool teacher, and worked at Surabian Packing, Inc. She was also a business owner. While these are just some of her past vocations, her true calling was being a mother to her three children, five grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Bertha and Eugene enjoyed their retirement years together. They liked to travel to the coast and spend time with their children and grandchildren. She was actively involved with the Dinuba Presbyterian Church by volunteering her time and talents with the Friendship Circle. She always put her needs second and overtly generous with her time helping others. She was a fantastic mom, teaching her kids the true meaning of life and friendships.

Bertha was preceded in death by her husband Eugene; and siblings Benny, Estella, Elmer, and Frances. Surviving family members include two sons and a daughter: Evan; David and his wife Mary; and Linda. She also has five grandchildren: Jenifer; Jason; Daniel; Laura; and Sarah; and four great-grandchildren.

The family would like to express our sincerest gratitude to the Dr. Jeannine Laramie for her wonderful care and professionalism; Kaweah Delta Hospice; and Carmen Balderama for her loving attention and nursing care.

Graveside services will be held at Smith Mountain Cemetery, November 26, 2013 at 11:00 am. Reception will follow the graveside service at the Dinuba Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, the family asks donations be given to the Memorial Fund at Dinuba Presbyterian Church. Visitation will be held at Dopkins Funeral Chapel on Monday, November 25 from 2-7 p.m.

Published: Thursday, November 21, 2013
The Dinuba Sentinel, Dinuba, CA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mark, George A. (Dr.)

October 27, 1930 - May 10, 2013

Dr. George A. Mark, 82, of Goshen and formerly of Elkhart, died at his home late Friday morning, May 10, 2013.

He was born October 27, 1930 in Appleton, Wisconsin to Albert H. Mark and Vivian Viel Mark.He grew up in Naubinway, Michigan.

He married Arlene Martin December 17, 1955 at Goshen College.

She survives along with four children, Susan (Dennis Landis) Mark Landis of Orrville, Ohio, Dr. David G. (Dr. Julie) Mark of Granger, Dr. Paul R. (Kim) Mark of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Scott J. (Summer) Mark of Muskego, Wisconsin; and grandchildren, Dr. Laura (Adam) Yoder, Joel (Mikaela) Landis, Eric, Nicole, Natalie and Nathaniel Mark, Anne, John and Brian Mark, and Hannah and Jacob Mark.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Dr. Richard Mark.

George’s intellectual curiosity exceeded the availability of education in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, compelling him to travel. He attended high school in Harrisonburg, VA, college in Goshen, IN and medical school at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. While at Eastern Mennonite High School in Virginia, he had the fortune to meet his future wife of 57 years, Arlene Martin. While she was not initially impressed, she ultimately succumbed to his relentless pursuit and they were wed in 1955.

After graduation from Northwestern Medical School, Dr. Mark interned at Denver (CO) General Hospital, and then moved to a Presbyterian mission hospital near Taos, New Mexico to begin his alternative service (1W). He completed his service at Westville (IN) State Hospital where he was the medical director for the criminally insane. Following his service he completed residency in internal medicine at Milwaukee (WI) General Hospital and began practice in Elkhart in January 1963.

For many years he served as medical director for Oaklawn Psychiatric Hospital. He also volunteered time as the physician for missionaries under Mennonite Board of Missions.

He raised his family in the woods along the St. Joseph River, where he sailed in his Sunfish. Although not particularly graceful, he played tennis and skied with great enthusiasm.

Traveling was his favorite hobby. He and his wife attended over 20 Elderhostels and took many cruises, including river boat trips in Europe. He enjoyed classical music and yearly Shakespeare trips to Stratford, Ontario.

He was a devoted member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church where he taught Sunday school, served as an elder and on the finance committee.

Friends may call 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., Monday, May 13, 2013, in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

An 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 14, 2013, memorial service will be held at College Mennonite Church with Pastors Nelson Krabill and Anne Mitchell of Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, officiating.

A family burial at Prairie Street Cemetery will precede the memorial service.

Memorial contributions may be made to Doctors without Borders (www.doctorswithoutborders.org) or Mennonite Central Committee (MCC.org).

Submitted by: Arlene M. Mark



Marner, Wanda M. White
, 94, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died February 5, 2013 at the same place. She was born May 26, 1918 at Parnell, IA to William R. and Lena (Miller) White. On October 15, 1939 she was married to Max D. Marner.

Surviving are children, Wilbur Marner and Colleen (Terry) Beaudoin; four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, a brother, Clayton (Leola) White; and a sister, Wahneta (Oren) Detwiler.

Two brothers, Robert White, and Glenn White, and two sisters, Edith White, and Olivia White Steckly preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 8, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS.

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



Martens, Rudolph C.

March 24, 1926 - Oct. 19, 2013

GOSHEN - Rudolph C. Martens, 87, died early Saturday morning, Oct. 19, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Healthcare following an apparent stroke.

He was born March 24, 1926, in Tavistock, Ontario, Canada, to Cornelius and Elizabeth (Suderman) Martens.

On Dec. 28, 1951, he married Elvina N. Neufeld in Chicago. She died April 11, 2012.

Surviving are two sons, John (Danile) Martens of Mishawaka and Philip (Janet Leichty) Martens of Champaign, Ill.; a daughter, Elizabeth (Cleon) Claasen of Moses Lake, Wash.; six grandchildren; a great-grandchild; and stepbrothers Waldemar Dirks of Petersburg, Ontario, and Otto Dirks of St. Catharines, Ontario.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 60 years; and a sister, Wanda Martens.

Rudy graduated from Waterloo College, Ontario, Canada, with a bachelor's degree and received his theological training from Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Chicago. He later completed his master's degree in divinity at Wartburg Theological Seminary, Dubuque, Iowa, in 1975.

Rudy served as a pastor, teacher, translator and administrator for 18 years in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. In addition to classroom Bible teaching, he spent many hours training Congolese student pastors in radio and watch repair, as well as in photography skills, to allow them to supplement their limited congregational resources. He used his enormous technical gifts to maintain hospital and mission equipment in nearly impossible conditions. He also served congregations in Michigan, Iowa, Illinois and Oklahoma.

He was a member of Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen.

In accordance with Rudy's wishes, his body will be cremated. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 25, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013, memorial service will be at Silverwood Mennonite Church, 1712 W. Clinton St., Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission (AIMM).

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



Martin, Adam H.
, 79, of Bethel, PA, died Sunday, December 29, 2013 after a lengthy hospital stay at Reading Hospital, West Reading, PA and the Good Shepherd Specialty Hospital, Bethlehem, PA. He was the husband of Elizabeth Sensenig Martin.

Born June 2, 1934 in Earl Township, Lancaster County, he was the son of Menno H. and Elizabeth Hoover Martin. He was a former farmer and later he had a door-to-door snack route. Adam was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference, Bethel, PA.

Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Norma and J. David Martin, Cato, NY; Carl and Linda Martin of Denver; Betty and Galen Nolt of Bethel; Adam, Jr. and Lois Martin of Bethel; Larry and Karen Martin of Lebanon; Tina and Lloyd Oberholtzer of Richland; Lamar and Carolyn Martin of Denver; Dawn and Keith Musser of Newmanstown; foster daughter, Deborah and Lester Martin of Newmanstown; 53 grandchildren; 69 great grandchildren; brothers, Noah H. Martin of New Holland; Allen H. Martin of Stevens; Aaron H. and Dorothy Martin of Denver; sisters, Elizabeth Zimmerman of NY; Anna and Reuben Ringler of Denver; sisters-in- law, Emma Martin, Anna Martin, Lydia Martin and Lena Martin. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Lewis, six brothers, two sisters and a great grandchild.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday at 9:30 AM in the Martins Mennonite Church, Church Road, Womelsdorf, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be on Wednesday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 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 - 12/31/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Alma Drybread
, 88, Denver, formerly of Orlando, FL, died Feb. 6, 2013, in Ephrata Hospital. Born in Red Run, a daughter of Jesse D. and Nellie A. (Rupp) Drybread, she was a member of St. Paul's Evangelical Congregational Church.

Alma was a personal homecare worker and loved family times, her Park Place Diner friends and country music.

Surviving: daughters, Elaine (Pete) Hobor, Marie (Jeff) Snyder, and Grace Twinam, all Orlando, FL; Mary Burnette, Winchester, KY; Nancy Brubaker, Ephrata; Jane Brubaker, Warner Robins, GA; Sally (Kenneth) Zimmerman & Alma (Daniel) Shirk, both New Holland; and Linda (Jim) Doyle, West Lawn; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; & sisters, Lillian Frankhouser & Mary (Raymond) Sensenig, both Reamstown; & Betty (John) Zimmerman, Reinholds.

A son, Clyde Martin; sister, Naomi Bair; & brother, Melvin Brubaker, predeceased her.

FUNERAL: Monday, Feb. 11, 10 AM, St. Paul's E. C. Church, 46 E. Church St., Reamstown, PA 17567.

BURIAL: Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery. Good Funeral Home

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


Martin, Annie M. Martin

SELINSGROVE - Annie M. Martin, 82, of Selinsgrove, passed away on Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, at her home. Annie was born Feb. 23, 1930, in New Holland, Earl Township, Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Daniel W. and Mary W. (Burkhart) Martin. She was the wife of Norman S. Martin, who preceded her on Jan. 31, 2011. She was a member of Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church, Port Trevorton.

Annie is survived by her 11 children, Daniel and Anita Martin, of Tennessee, Ella Martin and Mary Martin, both of Selinsgrove, Isaac and Lori Martin, of McClure, Eva Soder, of Port Trevorton, Susie and Michael Coltharp and Alice VanRyan, all of Mississippi, Weaver and Lori Martin, of Selinsgrove, Anna and Glenn Weaver, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Reuben Martin and Rebecca and John Margel, all of Selinsgrove; 21 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; two brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Anna Martin, of Selinsgrove, and Henry and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Martin, of Lancaster; and one sister, Katie Martin, of Lancaster.

Annie was preceded by one sister and two brothers-in-law, Hettie and Ivan Sensenig and Walter Martin.

The family will receive friends for the viewing from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Weaver and Lori Martin, 354 Produce Road, Selinsgrove, followed by the funeral at noon Monday. Further services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday in Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church, Produce Road, Port Trevorton. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Item - 1/29/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Arlene Weaver Nolt

McCLURE - Arlene Weaver Martin, 64, of 219 Smoky Knoll Lane, entered into rest at 11:40 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 07, 2013, at Locust Grove Retirement Village, Mifflin.

She was born on Sept. 24, 1948, in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Harry B. and Emma G. (Weaver) Nolt. On March 14, 1968, in Churchville, she married Ivan M. Martin, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children and their spouses, Calvin N. and Rosanna Martin, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Paul I. and Kathryn Martin, of Millmont, Lori Apple, of Port Royal, Darla and Marlin Weaver, of McClure, Eileen and Jason Reinford, of Bennington, Vt., Julie Martin, of McClure, Lloyd and Marie Martin, of Mount Pleasant Mills, Sara and Noah Weaver, of Denver, Pa.; 22 grandchildren, seven siblings, Vera Shirk, of East Earl, Mary Leinbach, of Todd County, Ky., Alta Hoover, of East Earl, Marian Martin, of East Earl, Amos Nolt, of Lewisburg, Lloyd Nolt, of East Earl, and Lester Nolt, of Lewisburg.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ella Martin and Edna Weaver, and two brothers as toddlers.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Hartleton Mennonite Church, Laurel Road, Millmont, where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, with the local ministry officiating.

Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 2/9/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Arthur
, 81, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died January 8, 2013 at the same place. He was born May 4, 1931 at RR 1, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada to Alfred and Irene (Sitler) Martin. On June 12, 1954 at St. Jacobs, Ontario he was married to Mary Metzger, who was born August 14, 1934 and survives.

Surviving are children, Ron (Jean) Martin, Randy (Brenda) Martin, and Jenny Martin; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and two brothers, Floyd (Doreen) Martin, and Gerry (Peggy) Martin.

Three brothers, Lester Martin, Howard Martin, and Orlan Martin preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 13, 2013 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges, Ontario.

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



Martin, Catharine N. Frey
, 90, of Shippensburg, PA died January 15, 2013, at her daughter's home, surrounded by her family. She was born on August 27, 1922, in Chambersburg, PA to David and Fannie Martin Frey. Her husband, Harold E. Martin, died on November 28, 1994. Catharine was a member of the Burns Valley Mennonite Church Doylesburg, PA

She is survived by four sons, Kenneth A. (Thelma) Martin of Marion, Ronald L (Edith) Martin of Shippensburg, Eldon E. (Sherilyn) Martin of Orrstown, and Dallas E. (Joy) Martin of Shippensburg; five daughters, Gail Y. (Galen) Martin of Shippensburg, Norma R. (Paul) Stewart of Chambersburg, Ellen M. (David) Good of Orrville, OH, Vivian (Wilmer) Funk of Chambersburg, Kathleen L. (Kervin) Ogburn of Shippensburg; her foster daughter, Esther R. Ricker of Shippensburg; three sisters, Lista Martin, Lois Martin, and Beulah Shank; one brother, Preston Frey; 66 grandchildren; 141 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, Catharine was preceded in death by her husband Harold and two sons, Jay and Lynn Martin; two brothers, Aden and Irvin Frey; one sister, Miriam Horst; and one granddaughter.

Her funeral service was Friday, January 18, 2013, at the Rowe Mennonite Church,. The Burns Valley and Rowe Mennonite Ministry officiated. Interment was in the Rowe Cemetery Shippensburg, PA

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



Martin, Clarence Z.
, 73, of 499 Reading Rd., East Earl died Tuesday, March 19, at his home.

Born in Terre Hill, he was the son of the late Phares M. and Sarah (Zimmerman) -Martin.

Clarence was a farmer and a member of Reidenbach Mennonite Church.

Surviving are 10 siblings: Mary married to Ben Hoover, New Holland; Rufus married to Lydia (Hoover) Martin, Denver; Paul married to Anna (Hoover) Martin, East Earl, with whom he resided; Amos married to Florence (Martin) Martin, Milton; Sarah married to Rufus Hoover, New Holland; Anna married to David Hoover, New Holland; Aaron married to Lizzie (Hoover) Martin, Denver; Harvey married to Lena (Hoover) Martin, Elkton, KY; Lizzie married to Rufus Nolt, Versailles, MO; and Luke married to Elva (Hoover) Martin, Leichtfield, KY.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Lydia Hoover, and four brothers: Ivan, Phares, Christ and John, an infant.

His funeral will be held on Monday, March 25, at his late home at 9 a.m. with further services at 9:45 a.m. at the Reidenbach Mennonite Church with Bishop Noah G. Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at his late home on Sunday from 2-6 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/21/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Daryl Z.

Jan. 19, 2013 - Jan. 19, 2013

GOSHEN - Daryl Z. Martin, infant, was stillborn at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2013, at Goshen General Hospital.

He is survived by his parents, Nelson and Luella Martin of Goshen; maternal grandparents John and Ellen Zimmerman of Goshen; and paternal grandparents Merlyn and Ella Mae Martin of Goshen.

Graveside services were Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery, Goshen.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 21, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, David N.
, 76, of New Holland, died Sunday, September 8, 2013 at his home after a lengthy illness. Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Rufus and Katie (Nolt) Martin. He was married 52 years on November 8 to Edna (Nolt) Martin.

David was a farmer most of his life and a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, James S. Martin of Mountville, Timothy L., married to Kristi (Crawford) Martin of New Holland, Gerald S. Martin of Brownstown, H. Thomas, married to Heather (Downes) Martin of Ridgley, MD, and Walter W. Martin of New Holland; seven grandchildren; a great granddaughter; five brothers and a sister, Levi, married to Lydia (Martin) Martin of Mifflinburg, Rufus, married to Katie (Burkholder) Martin of Mifflinburg, Emma Martin, wife of the late Warren Martin of Leola, John, married to Catherine (Leinbach) Martin of Missouri, Henry, married to Vera (Ramer) Martin of Iowa, and Aaron, married to Nancy (Rohrer) Martin of Missouri.

Preceding him in death is a brother Ammon Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 13 at 8:45 a.m. at the home of Ervin Leid, 159 Meadow Creek Road, New Holland with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the New Holland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Ervin Leid home. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/10/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Dean R
., 41, went to live with Jesus on January 29, 2013.

He was a dedicated family man and a loving husband and father. He was our biggest cheerleader and encourager. Dean loved to make us laugh. Dean loved to make breakfast every Saturday morning for his family.

Dean loved the outdoors. He loved to hunt and fish with his children. While enjoying nature, he also became an avid photographer. He was a football and baseball fan, but he especially loved to watch his son play baseball. He was a coach for Little League.

He attended Petra Christian Fellowship for many years. He served the people there through Men's Ministry, Men's Fraternity and ushering. He was a friend, inspiration and encourager to many. He loved to interact with people and had a way of including people wherever he went.

Dean worked for Meadow Valley Electric, Inc., for over 20 years. He was a dedicated, hard worker.

Dean is survived by his loving wife, Lucinda (Zook) Martin, and 3 children, Jasmine, Kyle and Sierra. In addition, he is survived by his parents, Leroy and Beulah (Rutt) Martin; his sister, Yvonne (Martin) Haller, wife of Kevin Haller, their 3 children, Brock, Bridget, Bronson; his brother, Neil Martin, husband of Lisa (Petersheim) Martin and their 4 children, Brianna, Brendon, Brooke and Brett; his parents-in-love, Ed and Ruth Zook; brother-in-law, Lewis Zook husband of Doris (Hess) Zook, their 3 children, Joshua, Talea and Brianna; sister-in-law, Lisa Fellenbaum, wife of Brian Fellenbaum, their 2 children, Shianne and Brooke; brother- in-law, Loren Zook, husband of Amy (Graber) Zook, their 5 children, Corey, Tessa, Emma, Tyler and Jaxson.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, February 3, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland. A memorial service will be held on Monday, February 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the church with Pastor Ken Reinford and -Pastor Lester Zimmerman officiating.

If desired, memorial contributions in Dean's memory may be made to Guatemala Missions, c/o Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland, PA 17557 or Garden Spot Legion Ball, make checks payable to GSMAA Baseball, PO Box 527, Blue Ball, PA 17506.

Interment will be private at the convenience of the -family.

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

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



Martin, Dorothy Leona Troyer
, 98, of Kalona, Iowa died December 17,2013 at the same place. She was born February 7, 1915. On November 25, 1934 she was married to William E. Martin, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Bernita Boyts (Harold), Carol Bontrager (Ray), Gary Martin (Mary), and Cheryl Martin-Miller (Wendell); 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A son, Larry Martin and siblings, Barbara Yoder, Alma Troyer, Chris Martin, Ezra Martin, Raymon Martin, Willis Martin, Orval Martin, and Charles Martin preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2013 at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Martin, Dorothy Troyer, died December 17, 2013 at Pleasant View Home in Kalona, IA. Born in 1915, she lived through the great depression of the 30's and was married to William E. Martin on November 25, 1934 near the end of hard times. As the youngest of 9 children, and fatherless at the age of 5, she learned to depend on her older brothers and sisters. She and her brother Raymond entertained themselves, as well as others, by playing the guitar, harmonica and singing. Her grandchildren loved to hear her play the guitar and harmonica at the same time. She was a faithful member of the Wellman Mennonite Church, and never knew a stranger.

Dorothy was a mother to 5, grandmother to 12, great grandmother to 26, and a great-great grandmother to 1. Her family includes her children; Bernita Boyts (Harold) of Hesston, KS; Carol Bontrager (Ray) of Hutchinson, KS; Gary Martin (Mary) of Newton; Cheryl Martin-Miller (Wendell) of Iowa City; grandchildren; Michelle Boyts, Mike Boyts, Eric Boyts, LuCinda Schooks, Robert Bontrager, Kristin Morris, Denise Downing, Debra Moore, Jeff Martin, Aaron Martin, M Jeremy Ours, Joel Ours; 26 great grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Bill, a son Larry, two sisters Barbara Yoder and Alma Troyer; and six brothers Chris, Ezra, Raymon, Willis, Orval and Charles.

Funeral Services were December 20, 2013 at the Wellman Mennonite Church. Pastor Nathan Ramer and Pastor Don Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Wellman Cemetery in Wellman.

Source: Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2014



Martin, Edgar Baer
, 95, of 15085 Trolley Road in Waynesboro, Pa., passed away Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, at his home.

Born Sunday, Aug. 25, 1918, in Cearfoss, Md., he was the son of the late Stanley H. Martin and the late Leah M. (Baer) Martin.

He was also preceded in death by his wife, Mary A. Martin, in 2003.

He was a lifelong farmer. After retiring from farming, he worked as an electrician for many years.

He was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his son, Landis E. Martin and wife, Delores, of Waynesboro; sisters, Anna Mary Martin and Martha B. Martin, both of Reid, Md.; brother, Grant B. Martin of Waynesboro; 12 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Seth B. Martin; and one grandson.

Services will be Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church, 17433 Reiff Church Road, Hagerstown, Md., with the church ministry officiating. Interment will be in Reiff Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hagerstown.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at Paradise Mennonite Church, Paradise Church Road, Hagerstown, and Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, from 9 to 10 a.m. at Reiff Mennonite Church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

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

Herald-Mail - 10/25/2013
Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Edith E. Sauder
, 95, of 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, formerly of East Earl, died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Fairmount Homes, Ephrata after a brief illness.

Born in East Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary Catherine (Erb) Sauder. Her husband, Leroy A. Martin, died Feb. 3, 1995.

Edith was a homemaker and a member of Lichty's Mennonite Church where she served as treasurer of the Sewing Circle for a time. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, quilting, and housekeeping.

Surviving are six children, Doris M., married to Joe Ferri of Bradenton, FL, L. Donald, married to Carolyn (Ziemer) Martin of East Earl, Darwin L., married to Fern (Ludwig) Martin of Ephrata, Darrell E., married to Anna Frances (Martin) Martin of Mohnton, Dale L., married to Ginger (Good) Martin of Denver, and Dwight J. Martin of Reams-town; 17 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and a sister, Mabel Weaver of Ephrata.

Preceding her in death are two granddaughters, Lisa Martin and Jaimee Martin, seven brothers and five sisters.

At Edith's request, a -private interment will be at the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service for family and friends will be held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 11 a.m. at Lichty's Mennonite Church, 1690 Union Grove Road, East Earl with the Ministers Clair Long, Randy Bowman, Eugene Sauder, and Aaron Horst officiating. The family will receive friends following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Lichty's Mennonite Church, c/o Aaron Horst, 270 Panorama Dr., Denver, PA 17517. To send the family online condolences, visit us at

www.groffeckenroth.com.

Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/13/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Edna S. Sensenig
, 66, of Myerstown, PA, died Sunday, April 7, 2013 in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. She was the wife of Alvin H. Martin with whom she was married for 45 years.

She was born in New Holland, PA, on April 10, 1946, a daughter of the late H. Ivan and Esther Sauder Sensenig. She was employed for 18 years by Good's Store in Schaefferstown in the customer service department. Edna was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Nadine S. married to Thomas Weaver of New Holland; Kathryn S. married to Edwin Martin, Jr. of Quarryville; Vernon S. married to Alicia Greiner of Lebanon; Cleon S. married to Sheila Greiner of Manheim; Brenda S. married to Eric Weaver of Mohnton; twenty grandchildren and one great grandson; sisters, Anna Mary married to Myron Weaver of Richland; Esther married to Irvin Garman of Myerstown; Rebecca married to Wilmer Brubaker of Myerstown; Martha married to Noah Burkholder of New Holland; Charlotte married to Harlan Horst of Denver; Mabel married to Richard Weaver of Annville; Arlene married to Clifford Nolt of Lititz; Dorothy married to Harlan Weaver of East Earl; brothers, John married to Elma Faye Sensenig of Romulus, NY; Hershey married to Ruth Sensenig of Romulus, NY; Melvin married to Marian Sensenig of Newville; Raymond married to Nancy Sensenig of Wyomissing; Glenn Sensenig of Lititz; Irvin married to Jean Sensenig of Stevens; Nelson married to Linda Sensenig of Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a son, Alvin S. Martin, Jr.

Funeral service will be held on Friday at 9:30 AM in the Fairview Mennonite Church, Elco Drive, Myers-town, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/9/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Esther Mae Wise
, 83, of Annville, formerly of Campbelltown, passed away on Monday, August 19, 2013, at Countryside Christian Community, Annville.

She was born in East Earl to the late Jacob and Luella (Griffith) Wise and was the wife of the late Rev. J. Paul Martin who passed away in 2011.

Esther was a member of the Palmyra United Zion Church. A pastor's wife, she enjoyed antiquing and collecting and ran an antique shop from her residence for several years. She especially enjoyed spending time with her family and visiting Florida in the winter months.

Esther is survived by 3 sons, Eugene, husband of Esther (Weaver) Martin of Ephrata, Richard, husband of Marlene (Esch) Martin of Lebanon, Troy, husband of Tana (Hauer) Martin of Lebanon; 2 daughters, Betty, wife of Clifford Martin of Ephrata, Wanda, wife of Lee Bachman of Lebanon; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild; a brother, Jacob Jr., husband of Arlene Wise of Ephrata; 1 sister, Dorothy Sauder of Ephrata,

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanette Martin, who passed away in October 2003; 2 sisters, Beatrice Buckwalter and Betty Boyer.

A viewing will be held on Saturday, August 24, from 9 to 11 a.m., at the Ephrata United Zion Church, 408 East Fulton St., Ephrata, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastors Jay Showalter and Richard Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the Hahnstown United Zion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Esther's memory may be made to the Countryside Christian Community, 200 Bellann Ct., Annville, PA 17003.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the staff of Countryside Christian Community for their loving care and kindness shown to their mother the past 4 years.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 8/21/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin Esther W. Martin
, 89, of Myerstown, PA died January 6, 2013, at home. She was the wife of Ivan Z. Martin; they celebrated their 70th anniversary on March 21, 2012. Born on May 23, 1923, in Ephrata Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Amos and Katie Martin of Ephrata. Esther was a member of Lebanon Valley Mennonite Church

Surived by her husband Ivan and six children, Kenneth husband of Rhoda (Kauffman) of Myers-town, Galen husband of Ruth (Gingrich) of Myerstown, Ivan Jr. husband of Doris (Gehman) of Myerstown, Dennis husband of Geraldine (Martin) of Newmanstown, Clinton husband of Donna (Kreider) of Newmanstown, and Merle husband of Gina (Martin) of Myerstown. She is also survived by 42 grandchildren, 138 great grandchildren, and a brother, Titus Martin of Stevens.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Geraldine, wife of Elvin Stauffer; a son, Myron, husband of Lorene Martin; two grandchildren; nine brothers and six sisters.

Funeral service was January 12, 2012 at Lebanon Valley Mennonite Church, Myerstown, PA. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Martin, F. Eleanor Fry
, 84, of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, November 21, 2013, at Landis Homes.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Harvey L. and Sarah (Zinn) Fry and was the wife of Amos L. Martin.

Eleanor was a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church. During her working years she worked as a seamstress for the W.W. Moyer Company. She enjoyed gardening, her flowers and crocheting.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a son, Earl E., husband of Barbara J. Weaver of Penryn; a daughter, Sheryl, wife of Mel L. Houck of Narvon; 2 step sons, Barry Martin of Akron, Robert Martin of Ephrata; 4 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl N. Weaver; 5 siblings, Helen Kofroth, Mary Good, John Fry, Betty Martin and Lorraine Hornberger.

A viewing will be held on Monday, November 25, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Tuesday, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, followed by her funeral service at 10 a.m., with Rev. Glenn Sauder officiating. Interment will take place in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Eleanor's memory may be made to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 11/23/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Martin, F. Eleanor Fry, 84, of Lititz, PA died November 21, 2013, at Landis Homes. She was born 1929 in Ephrata to Harvey L. and Sarah (Zinn) Fry and was the wife of Amos L. Martin. Eleanor was a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

Survived by her husband, a son, Earl E., husband of Barbara J. Weaver of Penryn; a daughter, Sheryl, wife of Mel L. Houck of Narvon; 2 step sons, Barry Martin of Akron, Robert Martin of Ephrata; 4 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and 2 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Earl N. Weaver; 5 siblings, Helen Kofroth, Mary Good, John Fry, Betty Martin and Lorraine Hornberger.

Funeral service was November 26, 2013 at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA with Rev. Glenn Sauder officiating. Interment will take place in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

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

 



Martin, Glenn E.
, 52, of 1905 River Rd., McVeytown (Mifflin County), died Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 at his home. Born April 6, 1961 in Ephrata, he was a son of Vera (Eberly) Martin Zimmerman of Stevens, and the late Aaron Martin. He was a stepson of the late Eli Zimmerman. His wife, Kaye L. (Landis) Martin, survives.

Also surviving are: four children, Katie Trunk and husband Adam of Rome, PA, Aaron G. Martin and wife Alicia of Lititz, Neil D. Martin of Lancaster, Nathan S. Martin of Lock Haven; seven siblings, Harvey Martin and wife Grace of Chambersburg, Arlene Martin and husband Lawrence of McClure, Erma Weaver and husband Noah of Manheim, Marian Musser and husband Harold of Lititz, Luke Martin and wife Sandra of Lititz, Grace Zeiset and husband Marvin of Manheim, Anita Martin and husband Glen of Stevens.

Employed as a veal farmer, Glenn also had been active in the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with Pastors Max Zook and Ivan Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Locust Grove Mennonite Youth Fellowship, 3358 West Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/28/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Martin, Glenn E., 52, of McVeytown, PA died Oct. 25, 2013, at his home. Born April 6, 1961, in Ephrata, PA to Vera (Eberly) Martin Zimmerman, of Stevens, and the late Aaron Martin. He was a stepson of the late Eli Zimmerman. His wife, Kaye L. (Landis) Martin, survives. He was a member of the Locust Grove Mennonite Church in Belleville, PA

Survived by his wife Kaye, his mother Vera Zimmerman and four children, Katie Trunk and husband, Adam, of Rome, Pa., Aaron G. Martin and wife, Alicia, of Lititz, Neil D. Martin, of Lancaster, and Nathan S. Martin, of Lock Haven; seven siblings, Harvey Martin and wife, Grace, of Chambersburg, Arlene Martin and husband, Lawrence, of McClure, Erma Weaver and husband, Noah, of Manheim, Marian Musser and husband, Harold, of Lititz, Luke Martin and wife, Sandra, of Lititz, Grace Zeiset and husband, Marvin, of Manheim, and Anita Martin and husband, Glen, of Stevens.

He was preceded in death by his father Aaron Martin, his stepfather Elia Zimmerman.

Private services were held at the convenience of the family, with Pastors Max Zook and Ivan Yoder officiating. Interment will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville, PA.

Source: Lewistown Sentinel, Lewistown, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Hannah Wise
, 88, of Ephrata, went to meet her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, June 10, 2013, at Lancashire Hall.

She was born in Bowmansville to the late Aaron W. and Hannah (Good) Wise. What a wonderful reunion she must have had, as she met Jesus and her dear husband, Wayne G. Martin, who went to his heavenly home in July 2009.

She was a member of the Ephrata United Zion Church. In addition to being a homemaker, she worked in several sewing factories throughout her lifetime. She will be lovingly remembered by her family for the kindness she showed to all she came in contact with. Her grandchildren will remember her "yellow noodles, little pickles and good pierogies." She was a great cook and loved to bless her family with her good food. She was truly a Proverbs 31 woman, and her children rise up and call her blessed. Great is her reward.

Hannah is survived by her children, Irvin, husband of Danita (Brenner) Martin of Ephrata, Ruth, wife of Edwin Shirk of Ephrata, Irene, wife of Ivan Ringler of Narvon; 7 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Luke, husband of Anna (Weaver) Wise of Myerstown, Alvin, husband of Anna Mae (Good) Wise of East Earl; 3 sisters, Verna, wife of the late Paul Hoover of Lebanon, Anna, wife of Eli Horst of Leola, Laura, wife of Lewis Horst of Lebanon; 2 brothers-in-law, Ammon Zimmerman of New Holland, Norman Hoover of Reinholds.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by 6 siblings, Raymond, Jacob, Susan, her twin brother, Aaron, Ruth and Erma.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ephrata United Zion Church, 408 East Fulton St., Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Friday, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by her funeral services at 10 a.m., at the church, with Pastors Jay Showalter and Duane Ringler officiating. Interment will take place in the Hahnstown United Zion Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Hannah's memory may be made to the Ephrata United Zion Church, 408 E. Fulton St., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 6/13/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Ira H.
, 81, of 158 Spook Lane, East Earl died Friday, May 31, 2013 at his home. His wife, Anna Mary (Huber) Martin, survives. Born in Fivepointville, he was the son of the late Henry W. and Leah (Horning) Martin. He was a farmer and a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by six children: Leroy married to Rose Marie (Hoover) Martin, Colby, WI; Ruth married to James Hoover, Lebanon; Lester married to Mary (Kurtz) Martin, Loyal, WI; Ira Lamar married to Gladys (Weaver) Martin, Stratford, WI; Marvin married to Rosanna (Brubacker) Martin, Colby, WI; Alvin married to Sarah (Kurtz) Martin, Unity, WI; 57 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; six siblings: H. Moses married to Anna Martin, Lititz; Charles married to (Laura) Martin, Bethel; Paul married to Mildred Martin, Pine Grove; Alvin married to Eva Martin, Rutledge, MO; Leah married to Levi Zimmerman, Rutledge, MO; and Esther married to David High, Denver.

He was preceded in death by a son, Paul, whose widow, Martha (Shirk), remarried Lester O. Martin, Jr. of Fredericksburg. Also preceding him in death are three grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, June 6, at 9 a.m. at his late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Bowmansville Mennonite Church with Bishop Leon Zimmerman, Bishop Amos Martin, John Martin, Leon Zimmerman, and Marlin Lauver officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at his late home on Wednesday 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 - 6/1/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, James S.

Sept. 6, 1987 - Nov. 28, 2013

GOSHEN - James S. Martin, 26, of Goshen, died at 2:45 p.m. Thanksgiving Day Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He died unexpectedly and was one of God's special children.

He was born Sept. 6, 1987, in Elkhart County, the son of Andrew and Arlene Martin.

Survivors are his siblings, Esther, Steven (Wanita) Martin and Morris Martin, all of Goshen, and Barbara (Matthew) Zimmerman of Nappanee. Also surviving are eight nieces and nephews, and grandparents Raymond and Barbara Schrock and Marietta Martin.

He was preceded in death by one nephew and his grandfather, Elmer Martin.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2013, at the family home, 25652 SR 119-B2. A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 2013, at Old Order Mennonite Church. Home ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.

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

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

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



Martin, Jay Robert
, 79, of 32 Metacomet Dr., Farmington, CT, 06032, died on Wednesday, November 20, 2013, after a 2 year sickness of end stage renal disease.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Aaron S. and Edna (Shenk) Martin.

Bob graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1952. He served his alternate service at the Connecticut Valley Hospital, where he met his wife, Vera P., on a blind date. In June they celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary. Bob started a trucking business, Bow Way Express, which is now being run by his daughter, Darlyne.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Kyle, husband of Oksana Martin of Sun Vale, CA, Jay, husband of Kathy Martin of North Granby, CT; a daughter, Darlyne Jackson, wife of the late Bill Jackson of North Granby, CT; 7 grandchildren; 3 siblings, Kenneth E., husband of Mary Schnupp Martin of Brewton, AL, Rhoda, wife of the late Clarence L. Weaver of Lititz and Edith, wife of the late John R. Schnupp of Ephrata.

A viewing will be held on Friday, November 29, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Carmon Funeral Home, 301 Country Club Rd., Avon, CT. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, November 30, at the St. Cyryl Methodist Church, Terryville, CT.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/25/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Jay Scott
, 51, of West Earl Township, passed away April 30, 2013 at 9:00 AM at Hospice & Community Care, Lancaster in the arms of his loving wife. He was the husband of Patti A. (Detweiler) Martin. They would have celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on May 25th. Born in Ephrata, he was a son of Vera (Hoover) Martin, Ephrata and the late Moses H. Martin.

For the past 28 years, Scott was a self-employed businessman. He was a founder, partner and owner of Realty One and owner of Martin Motorcars. Scott received his Associates degree in Auto Technology from Williamsport Area Community College. While there, he was president of Alpha Omega. He graduated from Lancaster County Real Estate Institute and received his ABR and GRI as a realtor. He was a member of LCAR since 1985. He was a Lancaster County Republican committeeman since 1996.

Scott was a member of DOVE Westgate Church where he was a youth advisor from 1985-1995, Jr. High youth advisor 1995-2002. Above all, Scott was a follower of Jesus. He was a loving and protective father and husband. He was an avid reader, enjoyed traveling and cars.

In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by 4 children - Jared S., Laurie A., Zachary D. and Trent D., all at home; 3 sisters - Maureen Barr, Lititz, Sharon wife of Rick Lambertson, Lancaster and Julia wife of Steve Schnute, Howell, MI; and 1 brother - Keith H., husband of Melanie Martin, Elizabethtown.

Celebration of Life service will be on Sunday, May 5th, at 3:30 PM in DOVE Westgate Church, 1755 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA 17522. Pastor Deryl Hurst will officiate. Interment is at Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery, Earl Twp. at the convenience of the family. Viewing is Saturday, May 4th, from 6-8 PM at DOVE Westgate Church. In lieu of flowers, please remember Scott by making contributions to YWAM (Youth with a Mission); make checks payable to DOVE Westgate Church. The Klee Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., Shillington, is assisting the Martin family.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/2/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Kevin E.
age 35, of Big Prairie, Ohio died November 7, 2013, at his residence, following a courageous year-long fight with cancer. He was born on October 24, 1978, in Massillon, Ohio, to Harlan M. and Lillian M. (Neuenschwander) Martin. He was married Sonya K. Horst on June 12, 1999, in Wooster, Ohio. Kevin was a member of Chester Mennonite Church.

Surviving are his wife, Sonya; children, Todd, Cheyenne, Travin, and Dakota Martin, all of the home; parents, Harlan and Lillian Martin of Orrville; brothers, Lavern (Rhoda) Martin of Conrath, WI, and Reynold (Maria) Martin of Orrville; and sisters, Janet (Daniel) Charlton of Dalton, Janelle (Curvin) Horst of Massillon, and Lisa Martin of Orrville.

Services were November 11, 2013, at East Union Mennonite Church near Orrville, with Pastors Paul Zimmerman and Wilmer Horst officiating. Burial will take place at Chester Mennonite Church Cemetery in Wooster.

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



Martin, Lloyd J.
, 95, of 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, formerly of East Earl, died Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Landis Homes after a brief illness.

Born in East Earl, he was the son of the late Eli M. and Anna (Esbenshade) Martin. His wife, Mae (Sensenig) Martin, died Dec. 31, 2009.

Lloyd was a retired farmer but he also worked for Morgan Trailer and Conestoga Wood Specialties.

He was a member of the Goodville Mennonite Church where he was a part of the "Gospelaires." He also enjoyed softball and other sports along with spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Surviving are four children, Brenda, married to Mark Leaman of East Earl, Robert, married to Diane (Sweigart) Martin of East Earl, Ron, married to Ruth (Burkholder) Martin, and Barry, married to Rosie (Gehman) Martin of East Earl; 10 grandchildren; 21 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death is a brother, Lester Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, December 11 at 2 pm at the Goodville Mennonite Church, Main St., Goodville, PA with the Reverend Bruce Sauder and the Reverend Harold Reed officiating. Interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Viewing will be on Wednesday, at the Church, from 1-2 pm. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/9/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Lydia Kalous

1928-2013

Lydia (Kalous) Martin, 85, of Ladysmith, passed away, in the care of her husband Jacob, daughter and son-in-law Sally and Doug Wenger, and nurse Connie on Dec. 18, 2013, at Ladysmith Living Center, due to complications from a stroke following a seven-year illness.

Lydia (Kalous) Martin, 85, of Ladysmith, passed away, in the care of her husband Jacob, daughter and son-in-law Sally and Doug Wenger, and nurse Connie on Dec. 18, 2013, at Ladysmith Living Center, due to complications from a stroke following a seven-year illness.

Lydia was born on Sept. 17, 1928 in Phillips, the daughter of Charles and Marie (Vacek) Kalous. At the age of 17, she along with her mother received Christ as their Savior at a revival meeting at the South Lawrence Mennonite Church. They were baptized Dec. 8, 1946. After marriage to Jacob Daniel Martin on June 27, 1950, she was a faithful member at the Sheldon Mennonite Church.

Jacob said, "She was the best wife to me and mother to our children that I could have ever wanted."

Lydia had a strong faith in her Lord till her dying day. She never wavered from the Bible truths that she believed. It was her continual prayer for her children and grandchildren to carry on the faith.

Lydia enjoyed church sewing circle, making quilts, embroidery work, cleaning houses and having a friendship with the ladies she cleaned for. She wrote letters faithfully to her children and friends on Sunday afternoon.
On the farm, she would pick rocks, milk cows, bale hay, tend flowerbeds and mow the lawn. She also enjoyed singing hymns.

Lydia is survived by her husband Jacob Daniel Martin; her daughters Nancy (Donnie) Overholt of Aroda, Va., Priscilla (Loren) Martin, Goshen, Ind., Nettie (Steve) Graber of Hillsboro, Sally (Doug) Wenger of Wakarusa, Ind., Margret (Richard) Schrock of Blackville, S.C., and Retha (Mark) Helmuth of Harrisonburg, Va.; her sons Willard (Judy) Martin of Goshen, Ind., Kenny Martin of Goshen, Ind., and Oliver Martin Marshfield; 36 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents Charles and Marie (Vacek) Kalous; her brothers Jerry and Charles Kalous; her sisters Mary Kaiser, Helen Keepers, Ann Domin and Martha Manglos; and her grandson Jaran William Martin (stillborn).
A funeral service was held Monday, Dec. 23, at Sheldon Mennonite Church, with Ted Miller, Lewis Martin and Vernon Martin officiating.

Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery in Sheldon.

The Nash-Jackan Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.

Ladysmith News, Ladysmith, WI
Dec. 20, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Mabel L. Good
, 74, of Mohnton, PA died December 28, 2013 at her home. Born 1939 in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Jacob G. and Mamie B. (Good) Good. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, N. Eugene Martin. She was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church.

Survived by her husband, and two daughters: Joy L. Strothers (James), Bowmansville and Sharon R. Eberly (Merle Z.), Narvon; six grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; and nine siblings: Jacob H. Good (Elaine), Reading; Ralph Good (Dorothy), Bowmansville; Miriam Martin, Lititz; Marian Stauffer (Harold), East Earl; Beatrice Martin (James), Mohnton; Horace Good (Barbara), Mohnton; Mary Jane Martin (Clarence), New Holland; Raymond Good (Naomi), Denver and Lucy Strausser (Wilson), Bowmansville.

She was preceded in death by a sister Grace Martin (Roy).

Her funeral was December 31, 2013 at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, East Earl, PA with Pastors Larry Weber and Duane Ringler officiating. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source: The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2014



Martin, Mabel W. Shirk
, 83, of the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, formerly of East Earl, died Monday, August 19, 2013 at Lancaster General Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Emma (Weber) Shirk. Her husband, Noah W. Martin, died July 10, 1995.

Mabel was a homemaker most of her life but from 1981-2007 she worked as a sales clerk at the former Hayloft Fabric in Morgantown. She was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, and she enjoyed bowling, drawing, quilting, and playing games. She also enjoyed getting together at her home with her family every Sunday evening.

Surviving are seven children, Earl, married to Margaret (Zimmerman) Martin of Goodville, Marian, married to Dale Martin of Ephrata, Glenn, married to Carolyn (Shirk) Martin of New Holland, James S., married to Beverly (Good) Martin of Ephrata, Mervin, married to Glenda (Horst) Martin of Bowmansville, Shirley, married to Glenn Zimmerman of Stevens, and Roy L., married to Susan (Buohl) Martin of Ephrata; 15 grandchildren; a sister, Eva Nolt of Lititz; and a brother, Frank Shirk of Ephrata.

Preceding her in death is a son, Michael L. Martin, and 16 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl with the Reverend Larry Weber, the Bishop Carl Sensenig, and the Reverend Duane Ringler officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and on Friday from 9-10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601. To send the family online condolences, visit us at www. ­groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/21/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Magdalena
, 95, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died March 18, 2013 at Waterloo, Ontario. She was born September 29, 1917 to Simeon and Barbara (Snyder) Martin.

Surviving are two sisters, Anna (Israel) Bowman and Ada Bauman.

Two brothers, William Martin and Amzi Martin, and a sister, Amanda Martin
preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 21, 2013 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in Three Bridges, Ontario.

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



Martin, Martha R.
, 67, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2013, at her brother's residence, Ephrata Township.

She was born in West Earl Township to Rufus and Bertha M. (Rissler) Martin.

She was a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). Martha worked at the Ephrata Hospital in the housekeeping department for many years.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by 2 brothers, Ivan R., husband of Katie (Zimmerman) Martin of Ephrata, Rufus R., husband of Anna Mary (Brubacher) Martin of Ephrata; a sister, Anna R., wife of David S. Weaver of New Holland; 2 sisters-in- law, Lena (Nolt) Martin of Ephrata, Mabel (Weaver) Martin of Ephrata and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, John R. and Aaron R. Martin.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Rufus R. Martin residence, 24 E. Trout Run Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Martin residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Conestoga Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 3/19/2013
Lancaster Co., PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Mary Ann Horning
, 37, of 1400 Peiffer Hill Rd., Stevens, died Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at her home following a lengthy illness.

She is survived by her husband, Glenn M. Martin.

Born in Martindale, she was the daughter of David and Mabel (Zimmerman) Horning of Martindale. She was a homemaker and a member of Muddy Creek Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are four children: Lyndon Jay, Kaylene Joy, Janice Elaine, and Glenda Jean, all at home; and five siblings: Marlene married to Earl Witmer, Leola; Mervin married to Alta Horning, Martindale; David Ray married to Regina Horning, Iowa; Elaine Anne married to Loren Nolt, East Earl; and Rosene married to Gerald Martin, New Holland.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Glenn Horning, and a nephew, Glenn Eugene Witmer.

Her funeral will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 12 Noon at her late home with further services at 12:30 p.m. at Muddy Creek Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

A viewing will be held at her late home on Friday 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 - 2/14/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Melba F. Weaver

Oct. 11, 1938 - Aug. 5, 2013

GOSHEN - Melba F. Martin, 73, of Goshen, died in her residence Monday, Aug. 5, 2013.

She was born Oct. 11, 1938, in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, to Oscar R. and Bessie (Hoover) Weaver. She married Willard "Dick" Martin on Dec. 15, 1962, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. He died Dec. 11, 2009.

Surviving are sisters Deloris (Wilbur) Babcock of Fort Collins, Colo., Leona (Marvin) Schmucker of Wichita, Kan., and Judy (Kenneth) King of Hutchinson, Kan.; and brothers Truman (Elnora) Weaver and Rodney (Pat) Weaver, both of Goshen, and Owen (Pat) Weaver of Elkhart.

Preceding her in death were her husband and parents.

Melba worked in office administration at Mennonite Board of Missions, Elkhart, retiring after 26 years. She was a member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen, the Lay Diabetic Society and the Cooperative Extension Homemakers Club, and was active in crafts and the Women's Fellowship and Bridge Builders Sunday School Class at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, 2013, in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, 1900 S. Main St., Goshen, where a service will follow at 4:30 p.m. Pastor Pamela Yoder and Pastor Phil Waite of College Mennonite Church will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery at a later date.

Memorials may be directed to the Mennonite Mission Network, Elkhart.

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

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

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Martin, Melba F. Weaver, 73, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died August 5, 2013 at the same place. She was born October 11, 1938 in Harrison Twp, Elkhart Co., IN to Oscar R. and Bessie (Hoover) Weaver. On December 15, 1962 at Goshen, IN she was married to Willard "Dick" Martin, who died December 11, 2009.

She is survived by her siblings: Deloris (Wilbur) Babcock; Leona (Marvin) Schmucker; Judy (Kenneth) King; Truman (Elnora) Weaver; Rodney (Pat) Weaver; and Owen (Pat) Weaver,

Memorial services were held August 9, 2013 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Martin, Menno Z.
, 84, of 105 Lausch Road, Denver, died Thursday, February 7, 2013 at his home after a lengthy -illness.

Born in East Earl, he was the son of the late Frank K. and Mattie (Zimmerman) Martin. He was married 61 years on Dec. 20 to Ada N. (Hoover) Martin.

Menno was a member of the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference, and a farmer.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, Lloyd, married to Mabel (Shirk) Martin of Colby, WI, Alvin, married to Elizabeth (Burkholder) Martin, of Withee, WI, and Harvey Martin and Eugene Martin, both of Denver; five daughters, Lydia Ann, married to Allen Brubaker of Narvon, Arlene, married to Ammon Wenger of Dundee, NY, Ella Mae, married to Noah Brubaker of Thorp, WI, Ruth, married to Lloyd Brubaker of Ephrata, and Martha Martin of Denver; 43 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren; two -sisters, Mattie Burkholder of MO and Katie Martin of -Denver.

Preceding him in death are two brothers, John and William Martin; two sisters, Fannie Burkholder and Emma Hoover; a grandson, Henry Wenger; and a great grandson, Wilson Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11, at 8:30 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9 a.m. at the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday at the late home from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/8/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Mervin R.
, 24-day-old infant son of Daryl R. & Denise A. (Newswanger) Martin of Landisburg passed away on Saturday, December 28, 2013 at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. Mervin was born December 4, 2013 at home.

In addition to his parents, also surviving are two siblings, Andrew D. Martin and Mervin's twin brother Marcus L. Martin, both at home, his grandparents, Clarence S. & Lois (Wenger) Martin of Landisburg, Ivan S. and Darlene (Rutt) Newswanger of Schuylkill Haven, great-grandparents, Anna F. (Souder) Martin, Myerstown, Lloyd H. Wenger, Lititz, Phares & Katie Newswanger of Newmanstown, Mervin & Anna Rutt of Mt. Joy.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM Monday, December 30, 2013 in the Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 350 Green Park Road, Elliottsburg, Pa. 17024. A funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 in the Milltown Mennonite Church, Waggoners Gap Road, Landisburg, Pa. 17040. Arrangements are being handled by the Nickel Funeral Home, P. O. BOX 910, Loysville, Pa. 17047.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/29/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Martin, Mervin R., 24-day-old infant son of Daryl R. & Denise A. (Newswanger) Martin of Landisburg passed away on December 28, 2013 at the M. S. Hershey Medical Center. Mervin was born December 4, 2013 at home.

In addition to his parents, also surviving are two siblings, Andrew D. Martin and Mervin's twin brother Marcus L. Martin, both at home, his grandparents, Clarence S. & Lois (Wenger) Martin of Landisburg, Ivan S. and Darlene (Rutt) Newswanger of Schuylkill Haven, great-grandparents, Anna F. (Souder) Martin, Myerstown, Lloyd H. Wenger, Lititz, Phares & Katie Newswanger of Newmanstown, Mervin & Anna Rutt of Mt. Joy.

Funeral service was Dec. 31, 2013 in the Milltown Mennonite Church, Waggoners Gap Road, Landisburg, Pa.

Source: Lancaster OnLine
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Martin, Nathan Z.

MILLMONT - Nathan Z. Martin, 56, of 1050 Millmont Road, entered into rest at 3:37 p.m. Sunday, July 28, 2013, at his home.

He was born Oct. 6, 1956, in West Earl Township, Lancaster County, a son of Mary N. (Zimmerman) Martin, of Hartleton, and the late Daniel H. Martin. On Nov. 30, 1978, in Lancaster, he married the former Mary Ella Zimmerman, who survives.

Nathan was engaged in farming in western Union County.

He was a member of Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Millmont.

Surviving are nine children, Kenneth and Eva Martin, of Mifflinburg, Kerwin and Ruth Ann, of Mifflinburg, Carol and Luke Oberholtzer, of Winfield, Virginia and Dwayne Reiff, of Mifflinburg, Nathan Lee and Rosanna Martin, of Millmont, Lisa and Earl Reiff, of Millmont, Catherine and Jason Martin, of Millmont, Diane Martin, of Millmont, and Arlene Martin, of Millmont; 13 grandchildren, Lorianna, Justin, Sheldon, Laurie, Timothy, Dana, Clifford, Adriana, Alma, Eric, Nicole, Aleah and Jacinda; and 13 siblings, Ammon and Eva Z. Martin, of Mifflinburg, Ruth and Adam Zimmerman, of Hopkinsville, Ky., Esther and Irvin Martin, of Mifflinburg, Walter and Charlotte Martin, of International Falls, Minn., Daniel and Esther Martin, of Lewisburg, Norman and Lucille Martin, of Kutztown, Lloyd and Marian Martin, of Shippensburg, Mary Ella and Elvin Zimmerman, of Mifflinburg, Erma and Ammon Martin, of Eldorado Springs, Mo., Glenn and Carolyn Martin, of Penn Yan, N.Y., Arlene and Daniel Martin, of Mifflinburg, Linda and Aaron Reiff, of Penn Yan, N.Y., and Miriam and John Martin, of Mifflinburg.

He was preceded in death by two sisters, Alta Z. Martin and Elva Z. Martin.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Martin home, 1050 Millmont Road, Millmont, where the funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Friday, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Kaiser Run Road, Millmont, with clergy, Bishop Esra M. Zimmerman, Phares L. Zimmerman, Jonathan Martin and Deacon Earl Martin, officiating.

Interment will be in Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Millmont. Serving as casket bearers will be Eugene Martin, Elton Martin, Edward Martin, Phillip Martin, Laverne Zimmerman and David Martin.

Please omit flowers.

Funeral arrangements are by the Dominick T. Adamo Funeral Home, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 7/30/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Nevin S.
, 82, of New Holland, passed away on -Sunday, March 31, 2013 at his residence. He was born on October 24, 1930, in Earl Township to the late Phares W. and Marjorie B. (Stahl) Martin and was the husband of the late Mary M. (Weaver) Martin who passed away September 23, 1999.

He is survived by 5 sons, David W., husband of Esther M. Martin of Port Trevorton, Phares W., husband of Mary Ann M. Martin of Albion, NY, Nevin W., husband of Barbara Martin of Tunas, MO, Marvin W., husband of Mabel S. Martin of New Holland, Mark W. Martin of Bainbridge OH; 3 daughters, Rachel W. Martin of New Holland, Julia W. Martin of Bainbridge, OH, Arlene W., wife of Michael Auker of Breckenridge, MO; 52 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; 3 brothers, Arthur, Lester and Ernest Martin; 4 sisters, Erma, Arlene, Rachel and Mae; a sister-in-law, Eva B. Martin of Port Trevorton; a son-in-law, Warren S., husband of Yvonne M. (Stauffer) Martin of Ephrata; a daughter-in-law, Josephine B. Martin of Port Trevorton.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by 3 children, Joanna, Mary Etta and Elvin Martin; 5 grandchildren; and 1 brother, Roy B. Martin.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 305 White Oak Rd., New Holland. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 AM on Friday from the late residence with further services at 9 AM from the Stauffer Mennonite Church, Earl Township. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/2/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Orpha K. Musser
, 71, of Kutztown, passed away peacefully Friday, August 9, 2013 at her home, after a 2 year and 7 month battle with cancer. Orpha was the wife of Harvey Z. Martin. They were married November 16, 1963 and would have celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary this year. Born April 14, 1942 in Brecknock Township, Lancaster Co. to the late Rufus H. and Susie B. (Kurtz) Musser. Orpha was a homemaker and a member of Walnuttown Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Survivors: In addition to her husband are six daughters, Susan M. wife of David L. Hoover, Charles City, IA, Mary Ann wife of Kenneth Horst, Goshen, IN, Edith M. wife of Allen Wenger, Manheim, PA, Sharon M. wife of Keith Martin, Greenwood, WI, Jean M. wife of Curtis Garman, Manheim, PA, Jane M. wife of Gerald Martin, Fredericksburg, PA; Seven sons, Ernie M. husband of Louetta (Snyder) Martin, Fleetwood, Marvin M. husband of Ruth (Leinbach) Martin, Shoemakersville, Harvey M. husband of Marlene (Zimmerman) Martin, Kutztown, Cleon M. husband of Martha (Hoover) Martin, Beaver Springs, PA, Clifford M. husband of Charlene (Zimmerman) Martin, Mohrsville, Arthur M. husband of Rosene (Weaver) Martin, Fleetwood and Matthew M. husband of Eileen Brubacker Martin, Carlisle, PA. There are 47 Grandchildren. Other survivors include a sister Lena (Musser) widow of the late Lester Z. Martin, Myerstown; Two brothers, Rufus K. husband of Mary Ella (Hoover) Musser, Ephrata, PA and Alvin K. husband of Alta (Martin) Musser, Memphis, MO. She was preceded in death by sisters, Verna K. (Musser) High, Emma K. (Musser) Wise and Phoebe K. (Musser) Zeiset.

Services: Funeral service will be held Wednesday, August 14, 2013 at 8:45 a.m. in her late residence with services continuing in Walnuttown Mennonite Church, 1219 Pleasant Hill Road, Fleetwood at 9:30 a.m. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Tuesday 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the church. Please omit flowers.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/12/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Pauline W. Martin
, 86, of Mast Road, Narvon, died Thursday, December 5, 2013 at her home after a brief illness.

Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of the late Henry M. and Lucy (Weber) Martin. Her husband, Chester M. Martin, died Dec. 28, 2008.

Pauline was a homemaker and a member of the Honey Brook Mennonite Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Fern M., married to LeRoy Allgyer, Jr. of Whittington, IL; five sons, Ralph M., married to Naomi (Groff) Martin of Narvon, Joel M., married to Martha (Huyard) Martin of New Holland, Shelly M. -Martin at home, Grant M., married to Judy (Nolt) Martin of Newville, and Bruce M., married to Bonita (Snyder) Martin of Narvon; 21 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; five brothers, Andrew W., married to Dorothy (Shirk) Martin of Reinholds, Rufus W., married to Mary (Nolt) Martin of Lititz, Henry W., married to Barbara (Mitchell) Martin of Reinholds, Warren W., married to Anna (Hahn) Martin of Reinholds, and John W., married to Mabel (Martin) Martin of Ephrata; and a sister, Elizabeth, married to Titus Martin of Stevens.

Preceding her in death are three grandchildren, Joy M. Allgyer, Paul M. Allgyer, and Sheldon W. Martin; and four sisters, Lucy W. Eberly, Beatrice W. Martin Good, Anna W. Good, and Esther W. Martin.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, at 10 a.m. at the Honey Brook Mennonite Church, 687 Reservoir Road, Honey Brook with the Bishops Harold Good and Wilmer Weaver, and Ministers Elmer Martin, Mark Hostetter, and Duane Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit -flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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



Martin, Rachel M.
, 58, of Gristmill Road, New Holland, died Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at Lancaster General Hospital after a one-week illness.

Born in Leonardtown, MD, she was the daughter of the late Weaver W. and Mabel B. (Martin) Martin.

Rachel worked as a typist for some local publications and she volunteered at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center and at the Center for Health at -Garden Spot Village.

She was a member at the Cocalico Christian Brotherhood. She was in a wheelchair since five years old due to Polio.

Surviving are seven brothers, Elvin, married to Ellen (Halteman) Martin of Souderton, Leroy, married to Rachel (Zeiset) Martin of East Earl, Daniel, married to Patricia (Hostetler) Martin of Richland, James, married to Linda (Johnson) Martin of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Timothy, married to Elsie (Glick) Martin of New Holland, Lloyd, married to Roxann (Stauffer) Martin of Fivepointville, and Edwin, married to Dorothy (Bailey) Martin of Ephrata; seven sisters, Lucy, married to Robert Stauffer of Ephrata, Elsie, married to Michael Reaver of New Holland, Mary Martin, with whom she resided, Alta, married to Leon Brubaker of Fivepointville, Anna, married to James Auker of Homer City, Ruth, married to Russel Auker of Ephrata, and Julia, married to Elmer Brubacher of Leonardtown, MD; 44 nieces and nephews; and 99 great nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are four nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 15, at 10 a.m. at the Martindale Reception Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata with the Reverend Dave Witmer officiating. Interment will be held at the Pike Mennonite Cemetery. To honor Rachel's wishes, there will only be a private family viewing. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/11/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Retha Eshleman
, age 83, of Waynesboro, Pa., died March 27, 2013, at Meritus Medical Center in Hagerstown, MD. Born Oct. 2, 1929, in Smithsburg, Md., to Jacob and Amanda (Eshleman) Martin. She was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her husband, Grant B. Martin whom she married on Dec. 12, 1951; five sons, Gary R. Martin and wife Esther Mae of Hagerstown, Arnold L. Martin and wife Verna of Bedford, Keith L. Martin and wife Rebecca of Waynesboro, Linford R. Martin of Waynesboro, Timothy R. Martin and wife Lavonda of Hagerstown; two daughters, Erma Martin and Rachel Martin both of Waynesboro; 21 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; two brothers. Harold E. Martin of Hagerstown, Merle E. Martin of Smithsburg; and one sister, Alice E. Miller of Waynesboro.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Charles E. Martin and Allen E. Martin; two granddaughters; and one great-granddaughter.

Funeral service was April 1, 2013 at Paradise Mennonite Church, Hagerstown, MD with the Paradise Church Ministry officiating. Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Martin, Romaine E. Brumbaugh Weaver

June 22, 1909 - Dec. 24, 2013

GOSHEN - Romaine E. Weaver Martin, 104, died peacefully Tuesday morning, Dec. 24, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

She was born June 22, 1909, in Goshen to Charles E. and Fannie (Cripe) Brumbaugh.

On Feb. 15, 1936, she married Harley C. Weaver in Goshen. He died Oct. 22, 1980.

She married Raymond Martin on May 6, 1995, in Nappanee. He died Dec. 7, 2001.

She is survived by a daughter, Frances (Ray) Landis of Goshen; a stepdaughter, Betty (Don) Fervida, and stepson Dennis (Sherry) Martin, both of Nappanee; three grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; 18 great-step-grandchildren; and seven great-great-step-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Floyd Brumbaugh, in 1940.

A lifelong area resident, Mrs. Martin was a 1928 graduate of Goshen High School and a member at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. She worked at the Chase Bag Company during the depression and also had a retail stand at the Elkhart Farmer's Market from 1940 through the mid-1980s. Romaine and her first husband Harley were longtime dairy farmers south of Wakarusa.

Friends may call from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, 63846 C.R. 35, Goshen. A private graveside service will be prior to the 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, memorial service at the church. The Rev. Terry Diener and the Rev. Matt Yoder will officiate.

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

Memorial contributions may be directed to Clinton Frame Mennonite Church for library audio books, which Romaine loved to use when she could no longer read.

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

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Martin, Romaine E. Brumbaugh Weaver, 104, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died December 24, 2013 at the same place. She was born June 22, 1909 at Goshen to Charles E. Fannie (Cripe) Brumbaugh. On May 6, 1995 at Nappanee, IN she was married to Raymond Martin, who died December 7, 2001. Her first marriage was February 15, 1936 to Harley C. Weaver in Goshen. He died October 22, 1980.

Surviving are a daughter, Frances (Ray) Landis, and step children, Betty (Don) Fervida, and Dennis (Sherry) Martin, three grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, five, great-grandchildren, 18 step-great grandchildren, and seven step-great-great grandchildren.

A brother, Floyd Brumbaugh preceded her in death.

She had a retail stand at the Elkhart Farmer's Market from 1940 through the mid 1980's.

Memorial services were held December 24, 2013 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in West Goshen Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Martin, Roy B.

Feb. 13, 1941 - Dec. 21, 2013

NAPPANEE - Roy B. Martin, 72, of Nappanee, died at 3:01 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at home.

He was born Feb. 13, 1941, in Nappanee, to Ezra and Lydia (Bauman) Martin.

He married Rhoda (Hoover) Martin on Aug. 25, 1963.

Surviving are five children, Franklin (Norma) Martin of Nappanee, Brent (Glenda) Martin of Goshen, Timothy (Cheryl) Martin of Osceola, Pamela (Wesley) Zimmerman of Goshen and Kendall (Stacy) Martin of Rochester; three sisters Doris (Lowell) Weaver of Goshen, Mabel (Dale) Martin of Goshen and Nila (Lloyd) Martin of Nappanee; five brothers Lowell (Mary Alice) Martin of Nappanee, Clare (Rosetta) Martin of Goshen, Carl (Amanda) Martin of Goshen, Robert (Elise) Martin of Snover, Mich., and Dean (Marceil) Martin of Nappanee; 19 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Roy was predeceased by his parents; an infant sister, Erma Martin; sister Lorene Ramer; and brother Leonard Martin.

He was a farmer and a milk hauler. Roy was a member of Cornerstone Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

Visitation was from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, 2013, and will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, all at RMYC, C.R. 44, Nappanee - between C.R. 11 and C.R. 13. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at RMYC. Delton Weaver and the home ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

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



Martin, Rufus G.
, 92, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at his residence.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Solomon and Susanna (Groff) Martin and was the husband of Bertha M. (Rissler) Martin with whom he shared 71 years of marriage.

Rufus was a member of the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. During his working years, he was a farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 2 sons, Ivan R., husband of Katie W. (Zimmerman) Martin of Ephrata, Rufus R. Jr., husband of Anna Mary (Brubacher) Martin of Ephrata; a daughter, Anna R., wife of David S. Weaver of New Holland; 2 daughters-in- law, Lena W. Martin of Ephrata, Mabel H. Martin of Ephrata; 25 grandchildren; 89 great grandchildren; a brother, Elam, husband of Lillian (Redcay) Martin of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sons, John R. Martin, Aaron R. Martin; a daughter, Martha R. Martin; 5 brothers, Eli, Joe, Adam, Aaron and David Martin; 3 sisters, Anna Martin, Mary Martin and Emma Oberholtzer.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 15, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the residence of Rufus Martin Jr., 24 E. Trout Run Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 16, at 8:30 a.m., at the residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, N. Farmersville Rd., Ephrata, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 12/13/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Martin, Rufus S.

August 14, 1933 October 8, 2013

Rufus S. Martin, 80, Nappanee, IN, 14th child of 17, was born to Joseph E. and Mary (Shaum) Martin on August 14, 1933 near Wakarusa, Elkhart County, Indiana. In July 2013 he found out the prostate cancer from 21 years ago had returned. He died Tuesday evening at 5:25, October 8, 2013 at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa, IN, where he had been cared for since September 20, 2013.

Rufus grew up on the family farm, attended the one-room school at Morningstar, and furthered his education with high school correspondence, and one term at Goshen College. As a conscientious objector he served two years in Voluntary Service under Mennonite Central Committee at Eureka, Illinois at what is now called Maple Lawn Homes, a senior care facility. He was a farmer, construction superintendent, owned his own construction company and after retirement delivered mobile homes throughout the US and Canada until December 2012.

He was active within his church family, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church for over 56 years, where he served as Sunday School teacher, elder and Stephen's Minister. During this time he also served as assistant pastor of Wildwood Mennonite Church, Engadine, Michigan for one year and helped with a church plant, Community Mennonite Church, South Bend, Indiana for twelve years.

On September 26, 1954, in Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana, he was married to Thelma Lucile Hoover, daughter of George E. and Kathryn (Schmucker) Hoover. Together they had six children: Tina Dawn Weldy (Marge Farr), Goshen, IN; Kent Jay Martin (Lita Horst), Kalamazoo, MI; Evan Ross Martin (Jennifer Konecny), Osceola, IN; Gail Renita Blum (Peter Blum), Hillsdale, MI; Craig Ruskin Martin (Laura Iverson), Brookings, SD; and Roma Jo Miller (Brent Miller), Goshen, IN; all of whom survive.

He took great joy in his family that includes 16 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren: Heidi (Weldy) & Steve Yeung, with Samuel and Liliana Yeung, Streamwood, IL: Kristen (Weldy) & Jeff Wills, Round Lake, IL; Braden Weldy & Krystal (Kalb) with Declan Weldy, Granger, IN; Mackenzie (Martin) & Greg Snader, Lancaster, PA; Aaron Martin, Holland, MI; and Avery Martin, Grand Rapids, MI; Austin Martin, New Orleans, LA;, Nicholas Martin, Mishawaka, IN; Emily Martin, Avon, CO; and Carley Martin, Osceola, IN; Abigail (Blum) & Colin Sudds, Hillsdale, MI: and Elaine Blum, Lafayette, IN; Amanda & Jessica Martin, Brookings, SD; and Kelsie (Miller) & Adam Friesen Miller, Goshen, IN and Joseph Miller, Johnstown, PA.

He is also survived by four sisters; Edna Brubaker, Nappanee, IN; Miriam (David) Hoover, Goshen, IN; Rhoda Martin, New Paris, IN; and Suetta (James) Bechtel, Goshen, IN; three brothers: Naaman (Ruth Lahman) Martin, Wakarusa, IN: Allen (Ruth Nussbaum) Martin, Goshen, IN; and Benjamin (Edith Lahman) Martin, New Market, VA; and two sisters-in law: Katherina (Brubacher) Martin, Nappanee, IN; and Mary (Baer) Martin, Goshen, IN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers: Daniel Martin, and Jason Martin; seven sisters and brothers-in-law: Barbara (Sidney) Brubacher, Susie (Mervin) Ramer, Ida (Ira) Ramer, Emma (Nathan) Ramer, Bertha (Irvin) Martin, Grace (Ben) Shirk, and Ruth (Harvey) Brubaker; and two brothers-in-law, Clayton Brubaker and Leonard Martin.

Rufus requested that he have a simple burial as soon as possible following his death. The family burial service was held Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at the Yellow Creek Brick Cemetery, Harrison Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.

Family visitation will be at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church on Friday, October 11, 2013 from 2:00-8:00 PM. A Remembrance of Life service will be Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 11:00AM at the same place. The church is located at the corner of Elkhart County Roads 38 & 11.

The family wishes to express their appreciation for the loving care he received at Miller's Merry Manor, and for the support and concern shown by Yellow Creek Mennonite pastors and friends.

In recognition of Rufus's love for children we suggest that any memorial contributions be given to Yellow Creek Day Care.

Written and submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 



Martin, Samuel Clayton
, 65, of Manheim passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 10, 2013 after an eleven-month battle with cancer. Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Edwin S. and Elizabeth Wenger Martin. He was the loving husband of Lorraine Lehman Martin, and they would have celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary in October.

Samuel was a truck driver for Gro-Mor Plant Food Company, Leola. Earlier in life, he owned and operated a trucking business. He was a member of Mount Hope Mennonite Church, Manheim. He loved to spend time with his family and he was a foster parent to forty-one children.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are four sons, Duane L. husband of Gail Myers Martin of Lancaster, Carl E. husband of Ashley Beadore Martin of Manheim, Christopher S. husband of Monica Martin Martin of Manheim, Jeremy C. Martin at home; a daughter, Samantha Martin of Lancaster; seven grandchildren; four brothers, John M. husband of Verna E. Martin of Denver, Paul M. husband of Susan B. Martin of Stevens, Edwin M. husband of Etta Z. Martin of Holtwood, Elvin M. husband of Lois Martin of Lititz; four sisters, Elizabeth wife of Amos Z. Nolt of Peach Bottom, Florence M. wife of Harry Mast of Virginia, Anna M. wife of Ivan Weaver of Missouri, Lydia M. wife of Edward S. Good of Ephrata; and stepparents, Eva wife of Isaac Garman of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Eva M. Martin.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at Hernley Mennonite Church, 746 Lebanon Road, Manheim on Monday, June 17, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment in Mastersonville Brethren In Christ Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/12/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler



Martin, Sandra L. Glass

May 16, 1945 - Aug. 1, 2013

TOPEKA - Sandra L. Martin, 68, went to be with the Lord Thursday, Aug. 1, 2013, at IU Health Goshen Hospital after a year and a half battle with leukemia.

She was born May 16, 1945, in Monahans, Texas, to Charles Sr. and Betty J. (Carroll) Glass.

She married Dallas L. Martin on July 11, 1970.

He survives along with daughters Sharon (Keith) Shiltz of LaGrange and Christina (Peter) Carpenter of Goshen; son Kenneth (Tina) Martin of LaGrange; grandchildren Nicole and Ashley Miller, Clark and Conner Carpenter and Audrianna and Derrick Martin; and brother Charles W. (Nancy) Glass Jr. of Jamestown, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her father-in-law, Monroe Junior Martin.

She was an active member of Maple Grove Church, Topeka.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, and Sunday, Aug. 4, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 5, at Maple Grove Church. Pastor Barry St. Clair will officiate.

Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangeme

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 3, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Sheldon Wade

(May 12, 1982 - November 18, 2013)

Sheldon Wade Martin, 31, died Nov. 17, 2013, in a canoeing accident at Cheney Reservoir. He was born May 12, 1982, in Ephrata, Pa., the oldest son of Grant and Judy Martin.

He married Louisa Carol Schmucker on July 24, 2010, in Yoder, Kan.

Sheldon was a member of Cedar Crest Amish Mennonite Church and worked at Sanford's ComputerWorks and Martin Window Washing. He followed Jesus and devoted his life to service. He had a warrior's heart and was known for his kindness to his wife and all the children who admired him.

He is survived by his wife, Louisa Carol (Schmucker) Martin of Hutchinson; parents, Grant and Judy Martin of Newville, Pa.; brothers, Randal and wife Judy and son Michael of Clarkrange, Tenn., Anthony and wife Amy of Shippensburg, Pa., Adrian and wife Angela of Shippensburg, Pa.; and sister, Sheila of Newville, Pa.

The service to celebrate his life and worship Jesus will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at Cedar Crest Amish Mennonite Church, 7213 W. Mills Ave., Hutchinson, with Pastor Lee Nisly officiating. Burial will be in West Center Cemetery, Hutchinson. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Sheldon Martin Memorial Fund in care of Elliott Mortuary, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.

Elliott Mortuary & Crematory
Hutchinson, KS
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Shirley B. Weaver
, 68, of New Holland, passed away on Thursday, October 31, 2013, at her residence. She was born in Martindale to the late Paul and Mary (Brendle) Weaver and was the wife of Edward N. Martin. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church.

She had worked for Dr. Marvin Nolt and later as a teller at the Blue Ball Bank. She was a loving grandma and homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 2 stepsons, Frank M., husband of Diane (Jantzi) Martin of Denver, Ross E., husband of Linda (Brubaker) Martin of Denver; a stepdaughter, Fay, wife of Steven Weaver of Newmanstown; 11 step grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Mollie Weaver of Strasburg; 9 nieces and nephews and a number of great nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a stepson, Arthur Martin; a brother, Lester Weaver and a sister, Marian Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 3, from 2 to 4, and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 144 Pleasant Valley Rd., Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, followed by her funeral service with Bishop Larry Weaver, Deacon Melvin Martin, Ministers Darrell Musser and Ed Shirk officiating. Interment will take place in the Weaverland Cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/2/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Martin, Shirley B. Weaver, 68, of New Holland, PA died October 31, 2013, at her residence. She was born 1944 in Martindale to the late Paul and Mary (Brendle) Weaver and was the wife of Edward N. Martin. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church.

Survived by her husband Edward and 2 step sons, Frank M., husband of Diane (Jantzi) Martin of Denver, Ross E., husband of Linda (Brubaker) Martin of Denver; a step daughter, Fay, wife of Steven Weaver of Newmanstown; 11 step grandchildren; a sister in law, Mollie Weaver of Strasburg, 9 nieces and nephews and a number of great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a step son, Arthur Martin; a brother, Lester Weaver and a sister, Marian Zimmerman.

Funeral service was November 4, 2013 at Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA with Bishop Larry Weaver, Deacon Melvin Martin, Ministers Darrell Musser and Ed Shirk officiating. Interment will take place in the Weaverland Cemetery.

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



Martin, Susan Irene Horst
and Martin, Melvin Dale

CENTERVILLE - Susan Irene Martin, 42, resident of 36529 Tryonville Road, Centerville, died Friday, March 1, 2013, in a traffic accident. Susan was accompanied in death by a son, Melvin Dale, age 3 years and 7 months. He was born on July 28, 2009, in Greenville.

Born in Columbiana, Ohio, on Sept. 6, 1970, Susan was the daughter of Clarence and Edith Steiner Horst of Mousie, Ky. On Sept. 6, 1991, she married Wesley Ray Martin, and he survives.

She accepted Christ as her saviour and was baptized in her youth. She was a faithful member of Blooming Valley Mennonite Fellowship at the time of her death.

In addition to her husband and parents, Susan is survived by seven sons and one daughter, Curtis, Edwin, Nathan, Steven, Marcus, Jewel, Karl and Daniel, all of Centerville; six brothers, John and his wife, Lorene, of Townville, Jesse and his wife, Esther, of Rochester, Wash., David and his wife, Christine, of Willis, Va., Timothy and his wife, Karen, of Dublin, Ga., Robert and his wife, Abbie, of Pueblo, Calif., and Junito of Mousie; seven sisters, Carol and her husband, Lloyd Mast, of Beloit, Wis., Esther and her husband, David, Tubac of Hindman, Ky., Lillian and her husband, Ronald Steiner, of Augusta, Wis., Loretta and her husband, Noah Derstine, of Lena, Wis., Rachel and her husband, Jerry Witmer, of Alturas, Calif., Mary and her husband, Sheridan Baer, of Coaldale, Alberta, Canada, Marilyn and her husband, Vernon Miller, of Coaldale; and her maternal grandmother, Esther Steiner of Dalton, Ohio.

Friends may call at French Creek Mennonite Church, State Route 408, Cambridge Springs, on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

The funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 10 at New Beginnings Church, Leslie Road, Meadville.

Interment will be in Blooming Valley Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery.

Van Matre Family Funeral Home in Cambridge Springs is assisting the family with arrangements.

Meadville Tribune, Meadville, PA
March 3, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Martin, Verna H. Good
, 83, of Fleetwood, PA died October 13, 2013 at her home. She was born May 29, 1930 in Fivepointville, PA to Howard Z. and Lizzie B. (Horning) Good. She was married 62 years the day she died to Warren W. Martin. Verna was a member of the Alsace Christian Fellowship in Temple, PA. She enjoyed participating in the Oley Mennonite Sewing Circle.

Survived by her husband Warren and six children, Susan, married to Tim Gierschick of Oley, Naomi, married to Gerald Miller of Shipshewana, IN, Joann, married to Emanuel Miller of Lititz, Linford Martin, married to Chloe Grasse of Greencastle, Maietta, married to Jeff Ludwig of Fleetwood, and Michael, married to Kim (Martin) Martin of Greencastle; 15 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and nine brothers and sisters, Sarah Shultz of Strasburg, Esther, married to Raymond Martin of Ephrata, Kathryn, married to Ray Martin of New Holland, Arthur, married to Freda Good of Ephrata, Susie, married to Leroy Gehman of Reinholds, Harriet, married to Marlin Eberly of Denver, Helen, married to Earl Gehman of Mohnton, Parke, married to Lou Ann Good of Lititz, and Phebe, married to Earle Zimmerman of Lebanon.

Preceding her in death are five brothers, six sisters, and a great grandson.

Funeral service was Oct. 17, 2013 at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, East Earl, PA with the Reverends Eugene Zimmerman, James Ralph, and Daniel Good officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Mast, Arlene S. Miller

July 20, 1931 - Sept. 22, 2013

TOPEKA - Arlene S. Mast, 82, died at 10:20 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013.

She was born July 20, 1931, in Elkhart County to Sam and Lydia Mae (Troyer) Miller. On Oct. 1, 1953, she married Enos A. Mast.

Surviving are children Ruth (Homer) Miller, Naomi (Monroe) Raber, Mary (Calvin) Hostetler, Ruby (Floyd) Knepp and Dennis Mast; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; siblings Lillie (Dan) Bontrager, Amanda (Alvin) Stutzman, Lydia Mae (Abe) Schwartz and Samuel Miller of Elkhart; and siblings-in-law Anna (Lester) Miller, Pat (Seth) Miller of Goshen, Emma (Levi) Bontrager and Bill (Ruby) Hochstetler.

She was predeceased by her husband; son Danny Ray Mast; great-grandson Joe Dean Hostetler; and siblings Marie Mullet, Sarah Mae (Chupp) Helmuth, Ella Chupp, Rosa Lambright and Ruby Hochstetler, Toba, Lester and Seth Miller.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, and all day Tuesday, Sept. 24, at Calvin Hostetler's residence, 11868 N. 600 W. 57, Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25, also at the Calvin Hostetler residence. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

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



Mast, Dennis H.

Dec. 6, 1979 - July 14, 2013

TOPEKA - Dennis H. Mast, 33, died at 2:03 a.m. Sunday, July 14, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He was born Dec. 6, 1979, in LaGrange County to Henry S. and Frieda Mae (Miller) Mast. On May 23, 2001, in LaGrange County, he married Dora Kay Bontrager. She survives.

Six daughters, Duanita, Kaitlyn, Amy, Alaina, Rhoda and Krissa Mast; father and stepmother Henry S. and Ella Mast of LaGrange; grandfather Harley Miller of Shipshewana; and siblings Sara (Elmer) Beechy, Arlene (Orva) Eash and Leona, Leland (Norma) and Calvin (Fannie) Mast, all of LaGrange, Loretta (Samuel) Schrock of Topeka, Ernest (Leona) Mast of Shipshewana and Norman (Nettie) Mast of Wolcottville survive.

His grandparents and a grandmother preceded him in death.

He worked at Forest River, Coachman in Middlebury and was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, 2013, and all day Wednesday, July 17, 2013, with a funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2013, all at the family home, 6375 W. 600 S., Topeka. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 16, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mast, Earl E.

April 18, 1934 - April 29, 2013

GOSHEN - Earl E. Mast, 79, died at 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 29, at home after living with Lou Gehrig's disease.

He was born April 18, 1934, in Elkhart County to Eli and Lydia Ann (Stutzman) Mast. On April 5, 1956, in Kosciusko County he married Fannie Mae Yoder.

She survives along with children Janine (Ronnie) Berkheiser of Woodland, Anna Marie (Ron) Griffith of Union City, Ohio, Dennis (Martha) Mast of Goshen and Joe Allen (Jill) Mast of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters Anna Mae (Perry) Yoder and Barbara (Edwin) Yoder, both of Nappanee, and Lydia McDonald of Warsaw.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Frieda Miller and Mary Ann Gillespie.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2013, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, for a graveside service at Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Friday May 3, 2013, at New Life Christian Center Church, Bristol.

Memorials may be given to New Life Christian Center or IU Health Goshen Home Care and Hospice.

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



Mast, Ellis Dale

Feb. 14, 1940 - June 28, 2013

GOSHEN - Ellis Dale Mast, 73, passed away Friday morning, June 28, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital after suffering a heart attack on June 22.

He was born Feb. 14, 1940, in Holmes County, Ohio, to Paul and Beulah (Miller) Mast.

He married Ann Smucker June 19, 1965, in West Liberty, Ohio.

She survives along with two daughters, Michele (Mike) Stutzman of Sarasota, Fla., and Angela (Joel) Miller of Middlebury; five grandchildren, Bryce, Dustin and Mariah Miller and Jackson and Jessica Stutzman; and two sisters, Carolyn (Harold) Schultz of Kansas City, Mo., and Julia (Colin) Mishler of Berlin, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, John.

A 1962 graduate of Goshen College, Mr. Mast taught at Adriel School, West Liberty, for a couple of years. He taught physical education in the Westview School Corporation from 1965 until retiring in 1999.

He was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church and was very involved with Amigo Centre, serving on their board and helping with fundraising. He was also a longtime member of Maplecrest Country Club.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 30, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, C.R. 35, Goshen.

A memorial service will be at 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 1, at the church. Pastors Terry Diener and Danny Yoder will officiate.

A private family burial will precede the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Amigo Centre Scholarship Fund for St. Joe Week or to the Brotherhood Fund at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

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

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

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Mast, Ellis, 73, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died June 28, 2013 at Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN after having suffered a heart attack on June 22, 2013. He was born February 14, 1940 in Holmes County, OH to Paul and Beulah (Miller) Mast. On June 19 1965 at West Liberty, OH he was married to Ann Smucker, who was born October 9, 1943 and survives.

Surviving are children, Michele (Mike) Sutzman, and Angela (Joel) Miller; and five grandchildren.

A brother, John Mast preceded him in death.

Ellis taught physical education in the Westview School Corporation from 1965 until retiring in 1999. He served on the Amigo Centre board and helped with fundraising.

Memorial services were held July 1, 2013 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Diane Lockwood
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mast, Elmer A.
, 92, of Gordonville, PA died August 21, 2013 at Mt. Joy, PA from congestive heart failure. He was born January 5, 1921 at Parkesburg, PA to Amos K. and Fannie (Kennel) Mast. On February 17, 1945 he was married to Barbara Stoltzfus, who survives.

Surviving are children, Linda (Richard Semke), Clair (Pamela Handrich), Shirley, Dorothy (Ned Richer), and daughter in law-Carol Mast.

A son, Elvin R. Mast, a grandson, Greg Alan Mast, two sisters, Elizabeth Beiler, and Anna Mary Mast, and two brothers, Alvin Mast, and Earl Mast preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held August 26, 2013 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Marilyn Umble, Atglen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mast, Horace M.
, 88, of Morgantown, PA died Monday, August 26, 2013 at home. Born August 13, 1925 in Morgantown, PA to Samuel K. and Minnie Ellen (Bewley) Mast. His wife, Bertha F. (Martin) Mast, survives. They had observed their 66th wedding anniversary on May 24. He was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church where he formerly served as a trustee.

Survived by his wife Bertha and three children: J. Lemar married to Lois Ann (Zook) Mast, Morgantown; Roger D. married to Linda (Huyett) Mast, Denver; Sandra E. Good, New Holland; seven grandchildren: Roger Mast, Jr., Kathy Mast McClure, Stephanie M. Good, Elizabeth Mast Petersheim, Daniel Zook Mast, Leigh Ann Mast, and Lisa M. Good; five great grandchildren; and a sister Marge Steffen, Lititz.

He was preceded in death by a son-in-law, W. Richard Good and six siblings: Ralph Mast, Ray Mast, Daniel Mast, Edith Mast, Art Mast and Melvin Mast.

Funeral service was August 30, 2013 at Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA with Pastor Robert Petersheim officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery, Elverson, PA.

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



Mast, John E.

June 27, 1927 - May 3, 2013

NAPPANEE - John E. Mast, 85, of Nappanee, passed away peacefully at Elkhart General Hospital of a brain hemorrhage at 11:15 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013.

Born June 27, 1927, in Thomas, Okla., he was the son of Eli J. and Anna (Yutzy) Mast.

On Jan. 11, 1951, John and Sarah (Hochstetler) were married. To this union were born: Steven Ray, deceased; Barbara Ellen (Dan) Yoder of Ireland; Ruth Ann (John) Yoder of Bluffton; Irma Jean (Paul) Miller of Newcomerstown, Ohio; Susan Kay (Delbert) Schlabach of Ripley, Ohio; and Thomas Allen (Linda) Mast of Nappanee. Sarah died on May 11, 1967.

On March 31, 1968, John married Mabel Burkholder. Their daughter, Carolyn (Daniel) Bontrager of Shipshewana, survives. Mabel died on Dec. 25, 1991.

On Jan. 9, 1993, John married Barbara L. Burkholder. Their children, Steven (Marilyn) Burkholder of Nappanee; Gary (Lillian) Burkholder of Rochester; and Phyllis Burkholder of, Goshen survive.

John was the retired owner of John Mast Construction, assistant pastor of Maple Lawn Church and a missionary at El Salvador orphanage, where he was called "Papi Juan" by orphans and many others.

John was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; three sisters; and one brother.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara; brother Joe E. (Ella) Mast of Chouteau, Okla.; sisters Fannie (Chris) Miller and Mary (Merle) Overholt of Sarasota, Fla.; 39 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2013, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, all at Maple Lawn Church, 29267 C.R. 52, Nappanee. The funeral will be at Maple Lawn Church, Nappanee, at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2013, with Paul E. Yoder and Daniel Bontrager officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to CICS (deaf school) El Salvador, Central America.

In teaching us how to live, John also showed us how to die. The family wishes to thank everyone for the blessing of touching our lives, and the many ways you've shown your sympathy during this time.

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



Mast, Nettie Miller

Oct. 6, 1929 - Aug. 26, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Nettie Mast, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 1:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, at home.

She was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Lagrange County to the late Chris L. and Alma (Eash) Miller. On Nov. 2, 1950, in LaGrange County she married Henry E. Mast.

Survivors include her husband; children Carolyn (Christy) Miller of LaGrange and Elroy (Cheryl), Cletus (Carol "Boom") and Elson (Toy LeAnn) Mast; son-in-law Dan Beechy; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and siblings Mary Miller and Cletus (Mary) Miller, both of Middlebury, Wilma (Floyd) Bontrager, Ruby (Jerry) Miller of Shipshewana, Katie Miller of Nappanee and Elvon (Louida) Miller.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Leah F. Beechy; and siblings LeAnna, Ida and Perry Miller.

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

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, and all day Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, with a funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, all at Christy Miller's home, 7620 W. 050 N., LaGrange. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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

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



Mast, P. Daniel
, 28, of Columbia, PA died May 21, 2013, in Northampton Co., PA. He was born in Goshen, IN to David and Karen (Stoltzfus) Mast and was the husband of Rebecca N. (Kilgore) Mast.

In addition to his wife and parents, he is survived by 2 sons, Ryan Jesse Mast, age 4 and James Daniel Mast, age 2, also an unborn child due in June; 2 brothers, Joshua D. Mast of Denver, Matthew J. Mast of Ephrata; a sister, Saralyn K. Mast of Gap; a niece, Gabriella Martens.

Daniel was a member of the Alive Church, Ephrata (Formerly Epharata Mennonite Church).

A memorial service was May 28, 2013, at the Alive Church, Ephrata, PA with Pastors Jack Scandrett and Dave Fry officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

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



Mast, Perry E.

Jan. 18, 1917 - May 20, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Perry E. Mast, 96, of Shipshewana, died at 12:37 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2013, at home.

He was born Jan. 18, 1917, in LaGrange County to Eli N. and Lucy Ann (Weaver) Mast.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Mattie Mast, Mary Mast and Ida Helmuth; and five brothers, Noah, Reuben, Allen, Moses and Freeman Mast.

He was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 22, 2013, and all day Thursday, May 23, 2013, at the family home, 7715 W. 050 S., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 24, 2013, also at the family home. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ervin L. Yoder and home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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

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



Mast, Twila M. Lehman
, 73, of Mount Eaton, OH died February 6, 2013. She was born near Kidron on July 15, 1939 to Sylvan and Mary Ann (Geiser) Lehman and married Earl Mast on August 23, 1958.

Survived by her husband Earl and children, Randy (Audrey) Mast of Dalton, Ron (Brenda Litt) Mast of Millersburg, Rean Mast of the home, Royal (Sharon) Mast of Mount Eaton, Retha (Mark) Maughiman of West Lebanon, Rodney (Tonya) Mast of Dalton and Robyn (Gabriel) Gilyard of Wilmot; 13 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren (and 2 on the way); siblings, Carolyn Brinker of Scio, Clayton (Mary) Lehman of Mount Eaton, Esther (Marvin) Kandel of Dalton and Rosie (Abe) Yoder of Trail.

Funeral service was February 6, 2013 at the Longenecker Mennonite Church, , Dundee, OH (near Winesburg), with Pastor Paul Mullet officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.

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



Mathys, Arthur Lewis
, 93, of Castorland, NY died October 3, 2013 at the same place. He was born August 15, 1920 at New Bremen, NY to John and Barbara (Martin) Mathys. On September 8, 1951 he was married to Mary Ella Lehman, who survives.

Surviving are children, Stanley (Alice) Mathys; Judy (John) Hodkinson; and Linda (Harold) Deveines; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law, Susanna Widrick and Frances Lehman.

A brother, Harry Mathys; two sisters-in-law, Rayta Mathys, and Verna Roggie; and three brothers-in-law, Clarence Lehman, Clayton Widrick, and Howard Roggie preceded him in death.

He was a member of First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, NY and the Teamsters Local 317, Syracuse, NY.

Memorial services were held October 8, 2013 at Adirondack Funeral Home, Croghan, NY with burial in First Mennonite Cemetery, New Bremen, NY.

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



Maust, Herbert R.


BORN: May 18, 1928
DIED: January 21, 2013
LOCATION: Goshen, Indiana

Herbert R. Maust, 84, Goshen, died 3 p.m. Mon. Jan. 21, 2013 at his residence. He was born May 18, 1928 in Goshen to Douglas & Amanda (Martin) Maust. He married Rosemary (Slabaugh) Maust on Oct. 23, 1949 at North Main Mennonite Church, Nappanee.

Surviving are his wife, Rosemary, children, Ronda (Steve) Chupp, Goshen, Rick (Tammy) Maust, Wakarusa, Becky (Dave) Schwartzentruber, Goshen, Rene (Mafra) Maust, Goshen, 11 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Preceding him in death are sisters, Berniece Short, Arvilla Anglemyer and Anabel Hartman.

Herb was a 1946 graduate of Wakarusa High School and attended one year at Chicago Technical College. He was founder & owner of Wakarusa Farm Center for 40+ years, Wakarusa Fence Co. and in retirement worked at PolyVinyl Sales. He was 45+ year member of the Elkhart County 4-H Board, serving as president in 1980 and heavily involved in many activities and events including being the rodeo producer for 30+ years; volunteered for Switchboard Concern for 8 years. He attended Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church and formerly attended Yellow Creek Mennonite Church and was very active in church his whole life. In 2010, Herb received the Elkhart County Agricultural Society's "Uncle Elmer" award.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013 in the Fireside Room at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church, 61115 SR 15, Goshen. A graveside service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at Yellow Creek Cemetery, with a memorial service following at 11 a.m. at Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church. Rev. Harold Knight & Rev. Peter Wiebe will officiate. Memorials may be directed to the Gideons.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com

Source: Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Goshen, IN - Jan. 23, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Maust, Robert Franklin

Dec. 17, 1928 - Dec. 8, 2013

GOSHEN - Robert F. Maust, 84, died early Sunday morning, Dec. 8, 2013, at his daughter's home.

He was born Dec. 17, 1928, in Goshen, to Edward and Emma (Kauffman) Maust.

On Oct. 28, 1950, he married Carol L. Nisley in Goshen. She died Nov. 13, 2004.

Mr. Maust is survived by a daughter, Anita (Dale) Snyder of Goshen; three sons, Rodney (Martha) Maust of Indianapolis, Jerry Maust of Goshen and Brian (Ingrid) Maust of Lincoln, Neb.; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Lowell (Fern) Maust of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter, Tina Marie Maust; and a brother, Edward Maust.

A lifelong Goshen resident, Mr. Maust was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church and volunteered at The Depot. He enjoyed tinkering and always kept busy with many projects and hobbies while bringing smiles to many faces with his positive attitude and sense of humor. He retired in 1994 from Goshen Dairy Farm Products after 28 years. Previously, he worked at Goshen Manufacturing Company for 22 years, while farming his parent's farmstead and maintaining his father's "new" Ford tractor until his death.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen. There will be a prayer service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, followed by a graveside service in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen, prior to the 11:30 a.m. memorial service at the church. Pastor Terry Diener will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to The Depot.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 11, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Maust, Robert Franklin, 84, of Goshen, Elkhart, IN died December 8, 2013 at the same place after a short illness. He was born December 17, 1928 at Goshen to Edward and Emma (Kauffman) Maust. On October 28, 1950 at Goshen he was married to Carol L. (Nisley) Maust, who was born December 25, 1930 and died November 13, 2004.

Surviving are children, Anita (Dale) Snyder, Rodney (Martha) Maust, Jerry Maust, and Brian (Ingrid) Maust; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother, Lowell (Fern) Maust.

A daughter, Tina Marie Maust and a brother, Edward Maust preceded him in death.

He worked 28 years at Goshen Dairy Farm Products, and volunteered at The Depot.

Memorial services were held December 14, 2013 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Clinton Union Cemetery Goshen, IN.

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



Meck, Howard
, 93, of Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio died June 25, 2013 at the same place from natural causes. He was born July 21, 1919 at Freeport, Illinois to Clarence and Mable (Resh) Meck. On August 20, 1950 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio he was married to Helen Roth, who was born August 20, 1930 and survives.

Surviving are children, Don (Jane) Meck, Mary Lou (Glen) Heck, Marvin (Darlene) Rohrer-Meck, Mabel (John) McFarland and Linda (Kevin) Yoder; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and three sisters, Martha Sieber of Champaigne, Illinois; Arlene Schaefer of Phoenix, Arizona; and Ethel Schmucker of Archbold, Ohio.

A daughter, Dorthy Sue Meck and a brother, Dr. Mervin Meck, Marion, Virginia; preceded him in death.

He was a faithful member of Central Mennonite Church of Archbold. Howard served in Civilian Public Service from 1942-1946. He served on a variety of committees at Central and participated in many local mission opportunities.

Throughout his adult years, Howard was self-employed as a bulldozer operator. He enjoyed family activities including reunions, lake time, table games and enjoying God's creation.

Memorial services were held June 29, 2013 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio.

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



Metz, Florence Reinford
, 88, of Souderton, PA formerly of Harleysville, PA died June 14, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was born in Schwenksville, PA to Norman Sr. and Mary (Landes) Reinford. She was the loving wife of the late Abram G. Metz. She was a member of Perkiomenville Mennonite Church where she served as a pastoral wife, Sunday School Teacher and Summer Bible School Teacher.

She is survived by: a sister, Mary Ellen Hoover and husband, Daniel of Schwenksville, PA; two brothers, Ernest Reinford and wife, Mary of Telford, PA; and Floyd Reinford and wife Mary Jane of Souderton, PA; two step-daughters, Ada Swartley and husband John of Souderton, PA; and Audrey Seitz and husband, Kenneth of Harrisonburg, VA; a step-son, Abram Metz Jr. of Ash Flat, AR.

She was preceded in death by: four brothers, Lester, Nelson, Clarence and Norman Jr. a sister, Martha Reinford, a step-daughter, Ruth Lapp and a step-son, Floyd Metz.

Funeral service was June 19, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Summit View Auditorium, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Perkiomenville Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Metz, Rachele Yacovelli
, 91, of Sellersville, PA; formerly of Harleysville, PA died April 24, 2013 at Rockhill Mennonite Community. She was born in Newark, NJ to the late Peter & Grace (Baldasaro) Yacovelli. She was the wife of the late Henry G. Metz for 55 years.

Rachele was a member of Valley View Bible Church and she formerly sang in church choirs, was part of missionary societies and involved in various Bible study groups.

Survived by her two daughters, Grace Kirkwood & husband, Doug of Los Angeles, CA, Francine Decker & husband, Randolph of Sellersville, PA; her three granddaughters, Julie Peckman & husband, Wade of Ashburn, VA, Jennifer Hedges of Lancaster, PA, Erin Decker-DeMelas & husband, Anthony of Philadelphia, PA; her grandson, Christopher Decker of Perkasie, PA; her three great-grandsons, Bryan Kirkwood, Jamie Peckman and Liam Peckman; her three great-granddaughters, Stephanie Hedges, Annabell Lambert and Zoe Peckman and two sisters, Ann Peterson of Sarasota, FL and Norma Topolinski of Venice, CA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and brother, Nicholas Yacovelli and her two sisters, Frances Arnold & Dorothy Wagner.

Funeral service was April 28, 2013 Rockhill Mennonite Community Chapel, Sellersville, PA. Burial was at Eden Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Miller, Ada M. Borkholder

Sept. 14, 1940 - April 24, 2013

NAPPANEE - Ada M. Miller, 72, of Nappanee, died at 10:06 a.m. Wednesday, April 24, unexpectedly of natural causes at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born Sept. 14, 1940, to Melvin and Amanda (Miller) Borkholder.

She married Monroe Miller on July 28, 1961.

He survives along with siblings Anna Miller of Burr Oak, Mich., Katie Mae (Vernon) Hochstetler and Clara (Marvin) Miller, both of Centreville, Mich., Mary Borkholder of Madison, Wis., Perry Borkholder of Nappanee, Oba (Laura) Borkholder of Mendon, Mich., Melvin (Linda) Borkholder of Warsaw and Larry (Susie) Borkholder of Topeka; sisters-in-law Anna Miller-Borkholder of New York and Laura Borkholder of New Paris; her second family, mother Fannie Matilda Miller of Bremen; three sisters; and four brothers.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee and for one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 27, service at Northwood Chapel, Nappanee.

Burial will follow in South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Northwood Chapel.

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



Miller, Amzie J.

Sept. 22, 1926 - July 31, 2013

GOSHEN - Amzie J. Miller, 86, of Goshen, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 31, 2013, at Courtyard of Goshen.

He was born Sept. 22, 1926, in LaGrange County to Jacob J.M. and Katie (Christner) Miller.

On Dec. 3, 1946, in LaGrange County, he married Anna Mae Beechy. She died on Aug. 18, 2005.

Surviving are two sons, Homer Miller of Goshen and Freeman Miller of Millersburg; three daughters, Mary Miller of Oregon, Amanda Graber of Goshen and Sue Hershberger of Wolcottville; 20 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; brother Obie Miller of Middlebury; and sister Edna Miller of Middlebury.

He was preceded in death by his spouse; sons Jake and William Miller; parents; five brothers; and four sisters.

Private graveside services will be at Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

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



Miller, Annie J. Mast

Sept. 23, 1923 - July 23, 2013

LAGRANGE - Annie J. Miller, 89, of Lagrange, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 23, 1923, in Lagrange to Jacob and Emma (Christner) Mast. On March 16, 1944, she married Levi J.S. Miller. He died March 4, 1985.

Surviving are children Melvin (Bonita) Miller and Jonathan Miller of Middlebury, Henry (Ida Anna) Miller of Clayton, Wis., Vernon (Susie) Miller and Marietta Lehman of Shipshewana and Esther (Martin) Miller of Lagrange; 32 grandchildren; 91 great-grandchildren; and siblings Esther (LaMar) Miller of Sturgis, Mich., and Ora (Effie Mae) Mast of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, siblings Melvin, Amos, Ervin and Henry Mast and Ella Miller and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, and all day Thursday, July 25, at the family residence, 3465 N. 425 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Mahlon Lambright and home ministers.

Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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



Miller, Audrey Leona Brenneman
, age 85, died December 20, 2013 at Mercy Hospitals Iowa city, IA. She was born January 30, 1928 rural Johnson County, IA to Ora B. And Gertrude (Yoder) Brenneman. She married Wayne L. Miller on December 24, 1946. Audrey was baptized at age 12 and become a member of Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, serving as Sunday School and Bible School teacher, on service committees, women's sewing, prison ministry, and the Crowded Closet.

Survived by her husband Wayne L. Miller and her children; Kenton (Barb) Miller of Iowa City; Dennis ( Rosie) Miller of Wellman and Laurel (Sid) Rowland of Wellman; 7 grandchildren; 10 great great grandchildren; three siblings Nita Erb of Kalona; Lowell Brenneman of Wellman and Clair (Faye) Brenneman of Palmer Lake, CO and a sister-in-law: Pauline Yoder of Kalona.

She is preceded in death by her parents, and grandson, Andrew Miller.

Celebration of Life was December 24, 2013 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church rural Kalona. Pastor Don Patterson and Pastor Steve Nelson officiated. Burial was in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Source: the Yoder- Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2014



Miller, Barbara Ann
, 72, formerly of Lancaster, PA died December 22, 2013 at Quarryville Presbyterian Retirement Community. Born in Lancaster, PA to Amos N. and Catherine Leakway Miller. She was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church where she participated with the choir.

Survived by three siblings, Alvin L. (Pauline Rhoads) Miller of Lancaster, Norma L. (Richard D.) Hess of Quarryville, Murray A. (Susan von der Luft) Miller of Strasburg.

Funeral services were Thursday December 26, 2013 at 7:30 PM at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with Pastors Joe Miller and Leon H. Oberholtzer officiating. Interment was private in the adjoining church cemetery on Friday.

Source: Intelligencer Journal,
Lancaster New Era newspaers, Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2013



Miller, Betty Lou Eicher
, 69, of Grabill, Allen Co., IN died October 27, 2013 at Fort Wayne, Allen Co., . She was born September 25, 1944 at Leo, IN to Joe and Emma Eicher. On August 6, 1966 she was married to Kenneth Miller, who was born December 13, 1941 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, Jay (Tonya) Miller, and Rodney Miller, eight grandchildren, and siblings, Malinda (Glen) Brunk, Joan (Merle) Mullet, Marie (Jim) Delagrange, Louise (Ken) Delagrange, Sharon (Galen) Maust, Laverne (Amanda)Eicher, Larry (Louisa) Eicher, and Richard Eicher.

Two brothers, Mart Eicher, and Steve Eicher preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 31, 2013 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, Allen Co., IN with burial in Yaggy, Cemetery, Grabill, IN.

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



Miller, Blaine Edward
, 78, of Springs, Somerset Co., PA died May 17, 2013 at Accident, Garrett County, Maryland. He was born February 25, 1935 at Springs, PA to Myron G. and Grace (Moser) Miller. He was married to Mary Catherine Stanton, who died March 17, 2012.

Surviving are a son, Mitchell Miller and wife, Susan; and two brothers, Dick Miller and wife Emma, and Gary Miller and wife Greta.

A sister, Elnora K. Miller and a brother, Elton Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 21, 2013 at Springs Mennonite Church, Springs, PA with burial in Springs Cemetery, Springs, PA.

Submitted by: Felicia Maust, Springs, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Carol Maxine Beller

Jan. 3, 1920 - Feb. 17, 2013

GOSHEN - Carol B. Miller, 93, died at home, Monday, Feb. 17, 2013, following a brief illness.

She was born Carol Maxine Beller to Peter William and Mattie (Stalter) Beller on Jan. 3, 1920, near Flannigan, Ill.

She married Carl Samuel Miller on May 9, 1943.

She is survived by two sons, Peter W. (Marilyn Graber) Miller and Evan J. (Sara VonGunten) Miller, both of Goshen; sister-in-law Katherine Miller of Dubuque, Iowa; six grandchildren, Joseph C. (Allie Johnson) Miller, Meghan (Eric) Fox, Benjamin C. Miller, Leena A. Miller, Jacob C. Miller and Nora J. Miller; three great-grandchildren; and numerous stepchildren, stepgrandchildren, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; her son, Carl S. Miller Jr.; and her sister, Doris Beller Dick.

Carol was a longtime member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen, where she taught Sunday school to middle schoolers for many years. She spent more than 25 years teaching public school before and after raising her family. In her retirement years she became an accomplished water color artist.

She was a consummate hostess, welcoming all to her home. She was well read, loved a good debate about politics or theology and actively cultivated relationships with persons of a wide range of views and backgrounds. Throughout her life she was a mentor to many young persons. She brought diverse people together and somehow managed to leave all involved feeling accepted and loved.

There will be a time of visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at College Mennonite Church Koinonia Room. A 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2013, memorial service will be at the church, with the Rev. Phil Waite officiating. Cremation will take place.

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

Memorials may be given in her name to College Mennonite Church Jubilee Fund, Pathways Retreat or Goshen Home Care and Hospice.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 20, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Miller, Carol Maxine Beller, 93, of Goshen, Elkhart County, Indiana died February 17, 2013 at the same place. She was born January 3, 1920 at Flanagan, Illinois to Peter William and Mattie (Stalter) Beller. On May 9, 1943 she was married to Carl Samuel Miller.

Surviving are two sons, Peter W. (Marilyn Graber); and Evan J (Sara VonGunten); six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister-in-law, Katherine Miller.

A son, Carl S. Miller, Jr., and a sister, Doris Beller Dick preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 22, 2013 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana.

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



Miller, Carolyn M. Burkholder

Dec. 18, 1934 - Oct. 15, 2013

GOSHEN - Carolyn Marie (Burkholder) Miller, 78, of Goshen, died Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born in Orville, Ohio, to Ray and Laura (Moser) Burkholder on Dec. 18, 1934.

She married B.J. Miller in 1957.

Carolyn was a nurse at Goshen General Hospital, and subsequently at the office of Dr. Don Minter until her retirement. Early in her career, working for Dr. Willard Kraybill, she developed and taught the first prenatal classes in Goshen; this program was later adopted by the hospital. She was an active member of Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, serving on numerous committees and as church librarian, song leader and Sunday school teacher. For many years, she attended Bible study fellowship and was a discussion leader. She was involved in Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network, served as a board member of The Window, and was a long-time volunteer at Katie's Kitchen.

Carolyn was a good friend and a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was an active and creative homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She enjoyed music, gardening and nature, and artistic endeavors of all kinds.

Carolyn is survived by her spouse and four children: daughter Tammie (Daryl) Miller of Goshen; daughter Lynette (Dan) Bertsche of Chicago; son Brent (Roma) Miller of Goshen; and son Bryan (Gretchen) Miller of Middlebury. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Sarah Elizabeth Miller of Vancouver, Canada, Nicholas Miller of Goshen, Kelsie (Adam) Friesen-Miller of Goshen, Joey Miller of Johnstown, Pa., Mason Edlund of Greenwood, Lisle Bertsche of Minneapolis, Adrienne Bertsche of Chicago and Travis Miller of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother, Richard Burkholder.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, from 4 to 8 p.m. followed by a memorial service Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., both will be at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, 909 N. Sixth St., Goshen.

Memorial gifts in Carolyn's name may be made out to Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network or Amigo Park.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 17, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Miller, Carolyn Marie Burkholder, 78, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died October 15, 2013 at the same place. She was born December 18, 1934 at Orrville, Wayne Co., OH to Ray and Laura (Moser) Burkholder. In 1957 she was married to BJ Miller, who survives.

Surviving are children, Tammie (Daryl) Miller of Goshen; Lynette (Dan) Bertsche of Chicago, IL; Brent (Roma) Miller of Goshen; Bryan (Gretchen) Miller of Middlebury; and eight grandchildren.

Carolyn was a nurse at Goshen General Hospital and subsequently at the office of Dr. Don Minter until her retirement. Early in her career, working for Dr. Willard Kraybill, she developed and taught the first prenatal classes in Goshen; this program was later adopted by the hospital. She was an active member of Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen, serving on numerous committees and as church librarian, song leader and Sunday school teacher. For many years, she attended Bible Study Fellowship and was a discussion leader. She was involved in Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network, served as a board member of The Window, and was a longtime volunteer at Katie's Kitchen. Memorial gifts in Carolyn's name may be made out to Goshen Interfaith Hospitality Network or Amigo Park.

Memorial services were held October 18, 2013 at Walnut Hill Mennonite Church, Goshen,.

Submitted by: Jolene VonGunten, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Clara Mullet

Oct. 29, 1923 - June 7, 2013

ELKHART - Clara Miller, 89, of Elkhart and formerly of Nappanee, died at 10:30 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2013, at home.

She was born Oct. 29, 1923, to Benedict and Fannie (Miller) Mullet in Elkhart. She married Adlai S. Miller on Aug. 19, 1945. He died March 14, 2006.

Her children, Mattie (Everett) Dausman of Leesburg, Ann (Larry) Flora of Nappanee, Mary (Ken) Dorrier and Joe (Linda) Miller, both of Elkhart, and Ben (Deb) and Lamar (Nadine) Miller of Elkhart; siblings Henry (Katie) Mullet and Anna Miller, both of Nappanee, and Enos (Dorcas) Mullet of Lapel; sisters-in-law Mary Gingerich of Goshen and Katie Mullet of Etna Green; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild survive.

Her daughter, Ruby Kilmer, and siblings Steve, Roman, Albert and Isaac Mullet, Kate Sommers and Mose Gingerich preceded her in death.

Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2013, at Arthur (Ill.) Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 11, 2013, at the church. Burial will be in Arthur Cemetery, Arthur.

Memorial contributions may be made to New Hope Methodist Church Food Pantry, Elkhart.

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



Miller, Clarence L.

Jan. 26, 1931 - Nov. 1, 2013

GOSHEN - Clarence L. Miller, 82, of Goshen, died at 6:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 1, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka.

He was born Jan. 26, 1931, in Plain City, Ohio, to Lee Roy and Elizabeth (Troyer) Miller.

On Nov. 25, 1961, in Goshen he married Anna D. Mast.

She survives, as do children Carol (Lavon) Bender, Meribeth Miller, Suann (Clete) Miller and Jay Mark (Charnelle) Miller; grandchildren Cory Bender, Justin Miller, Ashley Miller, Kaelin Bender, Nick Miller and Lexi Miller; step-granddaughters Meagan Winsor, Mallorie Smith and Madison Crosby; sisters Emma (Raymond) Kauffman, Susie Miller, Fannie (Abe) Troyer, Mary Gingerich, Arie (Daniel) Hochstetler and Katie (Alvin) Yoder; and brothers Eli (Wilma) Miller, Ralph (Cathy) Miller, John (Mary Ellen) Miller and Alvin (Fannie) Miller.

He was preceded in death by three granddaughters.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday Nov. 3, 2013, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at Woodlawn Mennonite Church, 62861 C.R. 41, Goshen.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday Nov. 5, 2013.

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

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Miller, Clarence L., 82, of Goshen, died November 1, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center, Mishawaka. He was born on January 26, 1931 in Plain City, OH, to Lee Roy and Elizabeth (Troyer) Miller. On November 25, 1961 in Goshen he married Anna D. Mast, she survives. Clarence was a member of Woodlawn Mennonite Church, spent the winters with his wife in Pinecraft, FL

Survived by his wife and three daughters, Carol (Lavon) Bender of Goshen, Meribeth Miller and Suann (Clete) Miller both of Sarasota, FL; a son, Jay Mark (Charnelle) Miller of Myakka City, FL; six grandchildren, Cory Bender, Justin Miller, Ashley Miller, Kaelin Bender, Nick Miller, Lexi Miller; three step granddaughters, Meagan Winsor, Mallory Smith and Madison Crosby; six sisters, Emma (Raymond) Kauffman, OH, Susie Miller, Fannie (Abe) Troyer, and Mary Gingerich all of Plain City, OH, Arie (Daniel) Hochstetler of Goshen, Katie (Alvin) Yoder of Plain City, OH; four brothers, Eli (Wilma) Miller and Ralph (Cathy) Miller both of Plain City, OH, John (Mary Ellen) Miller of
Sturgis, MI and Alvin (Fannie) Miller of Crossville, TN.

 

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

Funeral service was November 5, 2013 at Woodlawn Mennonite Church. Service was conducted by the Woodlawn Pastors. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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



Miller, Donna M. Swartzentruber
, 72, of Apple Creek, OH died June 10, 2013 at Shady Lawn Health Care Community in Dalton, OH. She was born March 25, 1941 near Fredericksburg on to Joe and Emma (Slabaugh) Swartzentruber and married Roy E. Miller on February 18, 1961. He survives. She was a member of the Fairlawn Mennonite Church Apple Creek, OH

Survived by her husband Roy and children, Noreen Miller of Apple Creek, Leroy Miller and Delroy Miller, both of Wisconsin; a brother, Walter Swartzentruber of California; and sisters, Ruthie (Earl) Nussbaum of Apple Creek, Norma (Chris) Kirchner of Dalton and Betty (Gary) Cooper of East Greenville.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sisters, Kathy King and Dorothy Hershberger.

Memorial service was June 13, 2013 at 11:00 am at the Fairlawn Mennonite Church Apple Creek, OH with Pastor Duane Detweiler officiating. Graveside services will be held prior at 10:00 am at the Fairlawn Church Cemetery.

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



Miller, Earl
, 60, of Sarasota, FL died on Feb. 13, 2013. He was born May 5, 1952.

Funeral service was Feb. 17, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church. Burial was at Bethel Mennonite Cemetery Sarasota, FL.

Source: Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home Sarasota, FL.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Edna J.
, 64, of Sugarcreek, OH, formerly of Holmesville, OH died February 20, 2013 at Aultman Hospital in Canton, OH. She was born in Wayne County on January 6, 1949 to Joe A. and Amanda (Yoder) Miller. She attended the East Chippewa Church of the Brethren.

Survived by siblings, Anna (Paul) Hostetler of Dalton, Malinda (Henry) Miller of Orrville, Willis Miller of Brewster, Cindy (Floyd) Mullet of Sugarcreek and with whom she had made her home, John Miller of Fredericksburg, Robert (Peggy) Miller of Navarre, Ruth (Phil) Brazis of Burbank; and 17 nieces and nephews.

Funeral service was Feb 23,2013 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, Millersburg, OH with Pastor Joe Hochstetler officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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



Miller, Edward E.

Aug. 6, 1937 - Nov. 17, 2013

NAPPANEE - Edward E. Miller, 76, of Nappanee, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, 2013, in his residence.

He was born Aug. 6, 1937, in Marshall County to Emery E. and Fanny (Chupp) Miller. He married Edna Kuhns on March 20, 1958.

Mr. Miller was a retired farmer and member of Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving are his wife, Edna; daughters Ruth Ann Miller of Etna Green, and Kathyrn Sue Miller and Frieda Mae Miller, both of Nappanee; sons Lloyd E. (Margaret) Miller, Jacob Lynn (Clara) Miller, Herman Ray (Elnora) Miller, Allen Lee (Elaine) Miller and Ernest Jay (Carolyn) Miller, all of Etna Green, and Aaron E. (Elaine) Miller, Irvin Dean Miller and Edward Miller Jr., all of Nappanee; 27 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters Laura (John) Slabaugh of Etna Green, Lydia Mae (Eldon) Stutzman of Warsaw and Alma Miller of Nappanee; and brothers Marvin E. (Lizzie) Miller of Nappanee, and Herman (Ada) Miller and Earl (Edna) Miller, both of Bourbon.

He was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Floyd; grandsons Jay Dean Miller, Leon Jay Miller and Wyman Lynn Miller; brothers Raymond and Emery Jr. Miller; and sisters Mary Ellen Kuhns, Wilma Yoder and Erma Miller.

Family and friends may call all day Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at the family residence, 7800 N. 800 W,, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Marvin Miller's residence. Home Ministry of Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 19, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Eleanor Elizabeth Warner
, 88, of Leo, IN died January 7, 2013 at Fort Wayne, IN. She was born October 1, 1924 at Defiance County, Ohio to Albert and Audrey Warner. On January 21, 1944 she was married to Willis Andrew Miller, who was born May 9, 1924 and died April 8, s003.

Surviving are a son, Gary Lee Miller, a daughter, Gloria (Ken) Smith, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Marian Stotz, and Evelyn Caryer.

A son, Danny Ray Miller, and a brother, Ronald Warner preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 12, 2013 at North Leo Mennonite Church, Leo, IN with burial in Leo Memorial Cemetery, Leo, IN.

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



Miller, Elmer E.

Feb. 17, 1949 - July 24, 2013

MIDDLEBURY - Elmer E. Miller, 64, of Middlebury, died at 4:41 a.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at the scene of a car-bicycle accident on U.S. 20, half mile east of S.R. 13 in Middlebury.

He was born on Feb. 17, 1949, in Lagrange County to Ezra and Annie (Yoder) Miller. On May 2, 1968, in Middlebury, he married Ellen Graber.

She survives, as do children Steven (Inez) Miller of Middlebury and Norma (Marvin) Nisley of Goshen; seven grandchildren; siblings Alma (Calvin) Miller of Goshen and Levi Miller of Shipshewana; and sister-in-law, Esther (Wilbur) Bontrager of Middlebury.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Perry Miller.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Thursday, July 25, and all day Friday, July 26, at the Steven Miller residence, 11262 C.R. 116, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Phillip Schwartz residence, 11163 C.R. 116, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Bishop Phillip Schwartz and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

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



Miller, Elmer J.

May 3, 1930 - Sept. 12, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Elmer J. Miller, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 10:45 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, at his residence.

He was born on May 3, 1930, in Elkhart County to Joseph J. and Amanda (Hershberger) Miller. On Dec. 15, 1955, he married Ida J. Slabaugh.

She survives with children Nora (Sam) Brandenberger of Wolcottville, Etta (Amos) Glick, Harlan (Ruby) Miller and Vernon (Luanne) Miller of Shipshewana, Wayne Lee Miller of Niles, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and brothers Jake (Dorothy) Miller of White Pigeon, Mich., and Samuel Miller of Sheridan, Wyo.

He was predeceased by his son Kenneth and siblings Anna, Katie, Ida, Jonas and Joseph.

He was a carpenter and a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, and all day Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, at the Amos Glick residence, 6985 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the Harley Bender residence, 7060 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. Services will be by Bishop Gerald Troyer and home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 13, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Erma D. Miller Hershberger

Feb. 10, 1923-Feb. 10, 2013

COLUMBIA, Ky. - Erma D. Miller, 2012 Dry Creek Road, was born Feb. 10, 1923, to Daniel B. and Mattie C. (Miller) Miller in LaGrange County, Ind. She departed this life on her 90th birthday, Feb. 10, 2013.

In her youth, she accepted Christ and was baptized upon her confession of faith. She was a member of Casey Amish Mennonite Church.

She married Simon D. Hershberger, son of David and Susie (Miller) Hershberger, on Oct. 7, 1948. To this union were born six sons and one daughter. Simon died Nov. 15, 1969.

Erma was married the second time to Alvin D. Miller April 2, 1977. He died Sept. 1, 1997.

She survived by her five sons, Dennis and SueAnn Hershberger, Nappanee, Ind., Ivan and Ruby Hershberger, Dorchester, Wis., Simon and Sue Hershberger, Wolcottville, Ind., Steven and Katie Hershberger, Brooksville, Ky., and James and Velma Hershberger, Greensburg, Ky.; daughter, LeAnna (Mrs. Dennis) Miller, Belleville, Ark.; daughter-in-law, Rhoda Hershberger, Liberty, Ky.; 42 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; stepson, Raymond Miller, Paris, Tenn.; four stepdaughters, Clara Miller, Paris, Tenn., Verna (Mrs. Norman A.) Yoder, Olney, Ill., Laura (Mrs. Norman) Beachy, Barry, Ill., Mary (Mrs. Earl A.) Yoder, Whiteville, Tenn.; step daughter-in-law, MaryJane (Mrs. Leroy) Beachy, the former wife of the late Eli Miller; 30 stepgrandchildren; 184 step great-grandchildren; and 10 step great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, David Hershbeger; a great-granddaughter, Margaret LeAnna Stutzman; stepson, Eli Miller; stepdaughter, Ida Miller; step daughter-in-law, Barbara (Mrs. Raymond) Miller; three sisters, Saloma (Nisley) Miller, Ada Chupp and Barbara Yoder; and a brother, Joseph Miller.

Funeral services will take place at Casey Amish Mennonite Church, Columbia, Wednesday at 10 a.m. Visitation, also at the church, will take place Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Burial will be in Casey Amish Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home, Columbia, is assisting the family with arrangements.

Goshen News, Goshen, IN
February 11, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ernest J.

March 20, 1919 - Feb. 24, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Ernest J. Miller, 93, died at 12:40 p.m. Sunday, Feb.24, 2013, in his residence. He was born March 20, 1919, to Irwin J. and Mabel (Yoder) Miller in LaGrange. He married Ruth Kathryn Mishler on Sept. 28, 1940, in Shipshewana. She died April 24, 2011.

Surviving are sons Dewayne J. (Linda) Miller of Middlebury and Gerald Keith Miller; daughter-in-law Marilyn Miller of Goshen; siblings Waneta Miller and James (Barbara) Miller, both of Shipshewana, Sue Ann Byler and Kenneth (Bertha) Miller, both of Goshen, Joann Buerge of Indianapolis, Betty (Vernon) Roth, and Richard Miller; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by children Franklin J. Miller, Ralph Edward Miller, Dennis Kalb Miller and Jennifer Kay Miller; and stepmother Mildred (Yoder) Miller.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013, and from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, at Shore Mennonite Church, 7235 W. 100 N., Shipshewana, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, March 1, 2013. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to MCC Relief.

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

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Miller, Ernest J., 93, of Shipshewana, IN, died February 24, 2013 at the same place. He was born March 20, 1919 at Lagrange, IN to Irwin J. and Mabel (Yoder) Miller. On September 28, 1940 at Shipshewana, IN he was married to Ruth K. Mishler, who died April 24, 2011.

Surviving are children, Dewayne (Linda) Miller, Gerald Keith Miller, and daughter in law, Marilyn Miller. eight grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Waneta Miller, Betty (Vernon) Roth, Sue Ann Byler, Joann Buerge, Richard Miller, Kenneth (Bertha) Miller, and James (Barbara Miller).

Three sons, Franklin J. Miller, Ralph Edward Miller, and Dennis Kalb Miller, and a daughter, Jennifer Kay Miller preceded him in death.

He was a farmer and member of Shore Mennonite Church. He worked as a salesman for DeKalb See for 22 years.

Memorial services were held March 1, 2013 at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Kim Mishler, Shipshewana, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ervin A.

Aug. 6, 1921 - May 17, 2013

LAGRANGE - Ervin A. Miller, 91, died at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, 2013, at his daughter's residence in Pardeeville, Wis.

He was born Aug. 6, 1921, in LaGrange to Ananias E. and Mattie (Hershberger) Miller. On Jan. 29, 1942, in LaGrange County, he married Annie Miller. She died Jan. 29, 2011.

Surviving are children Lydia Mae Petersheim, Fannie (Daniel Ray) Miller, Leanna Miller, Katie (Floyd R.) Miller, Erma (Freeman S.) Miller, Clarence (Anna Marie) Miller, Orva Miller, Perry (Wilma) Miller and Leroy (Ada Mae) Miller; son-in-law Eli (Ruby) Schrock; 65 grandchildren; and 260 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Mary Schrock; five great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law Ella Miller; sons-in-law Elva Petersheim and Edwin Miller; sisters Anna Schmucker, Mary Hochstetler, Katie Graber and infant Matie Miller; and brothers Nathaniel, Clarence, Neal, Levi and Ammon Miller.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Sunday, May 19, and all day Monday, May 20, at the Floyd R. Miller residence, 4460 W. 100 S., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the same residence.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 19, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ezra E.

Dec. 27, 1929 - June 13, 2013

LAGRANGE - Ezra E. Miller, 83, of LaGrange, died at 9:15 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor, LaGrange, after an extended battle with Parkinson's disease.

He was born Dec. 27, 1929, in Shipshewana, to Enos E. and Ida (Yoder) Miller. On Dec. 13, 1951, in Topeka he married Anna Bontrager. She died March 6, 2003.

Surviving are children Mary Alice (Vernon) Miller of Topeka, Marion (Clara) Miller of Howe, Cletus (Rosetta) Miller of Cave City, Ark., Glen Miller of Elkhart and Mervin (Katie Fern) Miller of Ligonier; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; and siblings Ida Mae (Ervin) Bontrager, Alma Beechy, Amanda Miller, Anna (Mervin) Mast, Harley Miller and Jerry (Ruby) Miller.

He was predeceased by an infant son, infant daughter Ruby, a grandson, two infant great-grandchildren, a sister, a sister-in-law and two brothers-in-law.

Visitation will be all day Saturday, June 15, 2013, at the Mervin E. Miller residence, 11385 W. 800 S., Ligonier, where funeral services will be at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

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



Miller, Gaylord L.
, 82, of Topeka, IN died September 29, 2013 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, after an extended illness. He was born on January 5, 1931 in Elkhart Co., IN to Ivan and Erma (Miller) Miller. On October 24, 1954 at Clinton Frame Church in Goshen he married Marilyn Miller. He was a member of Emma Mennonite Church

Survived by his wife Marilyn and two daughters, Crystal Jones and Ceana (Troy) Dowdy both of Shipshewana; four sons, Craig (Peg) Miller of Shipshewana, Cameron (Kari) Miller of Middlebury, Cecil (Pam) Miller and Chad (Lora) Miller both of Shipshewana; 12 grandchildren, three great grandsons; two sisters, Carol (Allen) Zehr of Bedford, Evelyn (Ellsworth) Byler of Sturgis, MI; two brothers, Maurice (Norma) Miller and Larry (Fran) Miller both of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Delmer and Ronald Miller.

Funeral service was October 3, also at the Emma Mennonite Church, Topeka, IN, conducted by the Rev's Gene Hartman and Derrick Ramer. Burial was in Miller Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN

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

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Miller, Gaylord L.

Jan. 5, 1931 - Sept. 29, 2013

TOPEKA - Gaylord L. Miller, 82, of Topeka, died at 9:55 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital, after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 5, 1931, in Elkhart County to the late Ivan and Erma (Miller) Miller.

On Oct. 24, 1954, at Clinton Frame Church in Goshen, he married Marilyn Miller.

Survivors include his wife; daughters Crystal Jones and Ceana (Troy) Dowdy, both of Shipshewana; sons Craig (Peg), Cecil (Pam) and Chad (Lora) Miller, all of Shipshewana, and Cameron (Kari) Miller of Middlebury; 12 grandchildren; three great-grandsons; siblings Carol (Allen) Zehr of Bedford, Evelyn (Ellsworth) Byler of Sturgis, Mich., and Maurice (Norma) and Larry (Fran) Miller, both of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Delmer and Ronald Miller.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 2, at Emma Mennonite Church, 1900 S. 600 W., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, also at the church. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to Parkview Hospice.

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



Miller, Gerald E. "Jerry" Sr.
, age 95 of Atglen, PA died April 30, 2013. He was born in Westernport, MD, son of the late Howard & Hazel Duckworth Miller. He was the husband of the late F. Luella Swartzentruber Miller who passed away on December 12, 1996. He attended Parkesburg Mennonite Church.

Surviving are 5 children: Gerald E. husband of Fern Dise Miller of Chuckey, TN, Linda C. Vandenberg of Gap, Dora A. wife of Walter Herzog of Lancaster, Hazel L. Miller of Atglen, Sharon M. wife of John R. Riley of Christiana, 8 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, brother: Vernon husband of Thelma Miller of Keyser, WV.

He was preceded in death by 5 brothers.

A funeral service was May 3,2013 at Sadsbury Friends Burial Grounds, Gap, PA. Pastor David Gehman will be officiating.

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



Miller, Grace Metzler
, 102, of Harrisonburg, VA died August 9, 2013 at the same place from pneumonia.

She was born June 25, 1911 at Martinsburg, PA to Isaac K. and Laura (Durr) Metzler. Isaac was born June 8, 1888 and died May 21, 1981. Laura was born November 11, 1889 and died August 25, 1987.

On June 23, 1936 at Accident, MD she was married to Paul N. Miller, who was born February 8, 1913 and died November 10, 2000.

Surviving are children, Carl (Nancy) Miller, Edwin (Joann) Miller and Helen (William) Lampman; two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a sister, Kathryn.

Her siblings, Myrtle (King), Elwood, Mary (Stephen), Isaac John, Edith (Weaver), and Wilbur preceded her in death.

Burial was in Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL.

Submitted by: Edwin Miller, Bigfork, MT
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Harold C.

March 10, 1943 - June 3, 2013

GOSHEN - Harold C. Miller, 70, died early Monday morning, June 3, 2013, in his home.

He was born March 10, 1943, in Leo to Clyde and Bertha (Leichty) Miller.

He married Carol Moyer on June 13, 1970, in Harleysville, Pa.

She survives along with a daughter, Tara Worley of Elkhart; a son, Brad (Nicole) Miller of Elkhart; four grandchildren; a sister, Diane (Vernon) Heacock of Goshen; and three brothers, Forrest (Anne) Miller and Don (Sylvia) Miller, both of Goshen, and Clifford Miller of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a twin brother, Gerald, who died at birth.

Mr. Miller graduated from Leo High School in 1961, Eastern Mennonite University with a Bachelor of Arts in 1970 and Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary with a Master of Divinity.

A self-employed carpenter, he served as a pastor at Kingman Mennonite Church, Kansas, and later worked as a trim carpenter for Town and Country Builders until retiring.

A member of Maple City Chapel, he enjoyed hunting and fishing, getting together with family, studying the Bible and encouraging others in their faith.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, June 6, 2013, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Friday, June 7, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Gary Miller, Maple City Chapel, and his brother, Pastor Cliff Miller, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

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



Miller, Harry E.

April 8, 1922 - Dec. 23, 2013

GOSHEN - Harry E. Miller, 91, of Goshen, died at 12:30 a.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen.

He was born April 8, 1922, in Sawyer County, Wis., to Eli and Elizabeth (Miller) Miller.

On Nov. 28, 1946, in LaGrange County, he married Ida Weirich. She died Feb. 19, 2004.

Surviving are three daughters, Frieda Borntrager of Middlebury, Norma (Wayne) Schrock of Millersburg and Marilyn (Homer) Miller of Goshen; son Floyd (Linda) Miller of Middlebury; five grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Anna Miller, Fannie and Mattie Gingerich and Joe and Ezra Miller; and son-in-law Ervin J. Borntrager.

He was a charter member of Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church, a woodworker and a retired carpenter.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013, at Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church, 62861 C.R. 41 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, also at the church. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press or Galilean Children's Home.

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

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Miller, Harry E., age 91, of Goshen, IN died December 23, 2013 at the Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. He was born on April 8, 1922, in Sawyer County, WI, to Eli and Elizabeth (Miller) Miller. On November 28, 1946 in LaGrange County he married Ida Weirich. She died February 19, 2004. He was a charter member of Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Frieda Borntrager of Middlebury, Norma (Wayne) Schrock of Millersburg, Marilyn (Homer) Miller of Goshen; a son, Floyd (Linda) Miller of Middlebury; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, three sisters, Anna Miller, Fannie Gingerich and Mattie Gingerich, two brothers, Joe and Ezra Miller, son-in-law, Ervin J. Borntrager.

Funeral services were December 27, 2013 at Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Steve Miller, Glen Miller and Dean Miller. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Source: Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by Leon Hertzler, 2013



Miller, Harvey J.

March 14, 1936 - Oct. 13, 2013

TOPEKA - Harvey J. Miller, 77, died at 11:40 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at home.

He was born March 14, 1936, in Chouteau, Okla., to the late Jacob S.S. and Wilma (Troyer) Miller.

He married Susie D. Miller Feb. 21, 1957, in Topeka.

His wife; children Mary (Marlin) Knepp, Glen (Marlene), Harry Wayne (Marlene) and Perry (Anna Marie) Miller, all of Shipshewana, Harvey Jr. (Debbie), Ernest (Linda), David (Sylvia), Ruth Ann (Dennis) and Vera (Devon) Miller, Sara (Vernon) Nisley, Ida (Fred) Otto, Lorene (Willard) Schrock, Barbara (Raymond) Eash, Wilma (Kenneth) Kauffman, Ada (Earl) Slabach and Dorothy (LaVerne) Whetstone; 87 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; siblings Freddie (Mary Ellen), Raymond (Lavina) and Ida (Ben) Miller, Edna Fern Troyer and Wilma (Gerald) Yoder survive.

His siblings, Clara, Fannie and Toby Miller, predeceased him.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14, and all day Tuesday, Oct. 15, at the family home, 2800 W. 550 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Alvin Bontrager's home, 2845 W. 550 S., Topeka. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

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



Miller, Harvey L.

Aug. 9, 1930 - Dec. 21, 2013

MIDDLEBURY - Harvey L. Miller, 83, of Middlebury, died on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne as a result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident on Dec. 17, 2013.

He was born Aug. 9, 1930, in Illinois to Levi and Carrie (Kauffman) Miller.

On Sept. 28, 1950, he married Ida Ellen Bender. She died April 24, 2005.

Surviving are three daughters, Marlene Ann (Ezra) Miller of Illinois, De (Mike) Sellers of Florida and Sharon (James) Brandenberger of Middlebury; two sons, Duane (Cheri) Miller of Plymouth and Don Miller of Michigan; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and four sisters, Fannie Bontrager of Peru and Lizzie Ann (Jerry) Kuhns, Mary Yoder and Lela Reynolds, all of Illinois.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, a son and a brother.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Dec. 23, 2013, at Miller-Sterwart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Burial will be in Griner Cemetery.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 21, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Ivan E.
, 91, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died September 8, 2013 at the same place. He was born August 10, 1922 at Wellman, IA to Sol J. and Bertha (Beachy) Miller. On June 19, 1952 at Hesston he was married to Floris Jantz, who is deceased.

Surviving is a daughter, Phyllis Miller, Arlington, VA.

A brother, Floyd Miller and a sister, Fannie Miller Byler, preceded him in death.

Ivan founded Miller Funeral Home (Goessel and Hesston).

Memorial services were held September 12, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

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



Miller, Jonas O.

Sept. 24, 1934 - June 24, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Jonas O. Miller, 78, of Shipshewana, died at 12:48 a.m. Monday, June 24, at home.

He was born Sept. 24, 1934, in Goshen to the late Joseph and Amanda (Hershberger) Miller.

On Dec. 11, 1958, in Nappanee he married Mabel Helmuth.

Survivors include his wife; children Darlene (Vernon) Miller of Shipshewana, Miriam (Dennis) Miller, Galen (Rosanna) Miller of Millersburg, Marion (Ruby) Miller of LaGrange, Floyd (Julia) Miller of Milford; 29 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; brothers Elmer (Ida) Miller of Shipshewana, Jacob (Dorothy) Miller of White Pigeon, Mich., and Sam Miller.

He was preceded in death by two grandsons, Joas Lynn and Mathew Jon Miller, and siblings Katie Lambright, Annie, Ida and Joseph Miller and four infant brothers.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, and all day Wednesday, June 26, with a funeral service at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 27, all at the family's home, 1080 N. 1100 W., Shipshewana. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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

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



Miller, Judith Elaine Martin

June 18, 1956 - Feb. 10, 2013

NAPPANEE - Judith Elaine Miller, age 56, of Nappanee, died Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in Sarasota, Fla. She was born June 18, 1956, in Elkhart to Nelson and Mary (Yoder) Martin. She was a lifetime area resident. Judy graduated from Northwood High School and worked at Miller's Market for many years. She also worked at Everence/MMA in Goshen.

She was a member of Wakarusa Missionary Church. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids, and traveling with her family. She was also a very competitive game player.

Judy married Devon L. Miller on May 27, 1978, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.

He survives, along with daughters Kristy (Clint) Cripe of Nappanee and Kathy (Josh) Welker of Goshen; grandchildren Wyatt and Ella Cripe and Wesley Welker; her parents; brother Jeff (Amy) Martin of Goshen; and sisters, Patty (Albert) Bontrager of Wakarusa, Barb (Fred) Snyder of New Paris and Anita (Rich) Yoder of Greenwood.

Friends may visit the family from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, 2013, at Wakaursa Missionary Church, and for an hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, also at the church. Pastor Rob Dauber will lead the service. Burial will follow at Olive West Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Mission Fund at the church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
February, 13, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Katherine Hershberger

March 21, 1923 - July 10, 2013

NAPPANEE - Katherine "Katie" Miller, 90, of Nappanee, died peacefully at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2013, in her residence.

She was born March 21, 1923, in Topeka to Noah and Mary (Whetstone) Hershberger.

She married LeRoy E.G. Miller on Dec. 6, 1945. He preceded her in death Oct. 11, 1998.

Surviving are her daughters, Mary (Elias) Yoder of Colon, Mich., Wilma (Albert) Coblentz of Middlefield, Ohio, and Alma (Marvin) Bontrager, Edna (Leland) Yoder, and Barbara (Wayne) Miller, all of Nappanee; sons, Ezra (Louise) Miller of Nappanee and Herbert (Mary) Miller of Wakarusa; sisters Polly Beechy of Topeka and Ella (Enos) Knepp of LaGrange; and sisters-in-law Mary Hershberger of Shipshewana and Edna Hershberger of LaGrange.

Friends and family may call after 2 p.m. Thursday, July 11, and all day Friday, July 12, at the family's residence. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 13, at Joe Troyer's residence. Burial will follow in Weldy Cemetery.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 11, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Lela Grace Morningstar

Oct. 7, 1915 - Aug. 22, 2013

ELKHART - Lela Grace Miller, 97, of Elkhart, left her earthly home for her heavenly home surrounded by her family on Aug. 22, 2013. She will be dearly missed by her family but will be welcomed home by her Lord and Savior to whom she was faithfully devoted.

She was a homemaker all of her life and taught Sunday school at Plato Mennonite Church. She worked in the cafeteria at Shipshewana Elementary School.

Mrs. Miller was born Oct. 7, 1915, in Benzonia, Mich., to Lewis and Fannie (Kauffman) Morningstar. On Sept. 23, 1936, in Topeka, she married Harold L. Miller. He preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 1985.

Surviving are three daughters and two sons-in-law, Carol and Donald Troyer and Joyce and Phil Troyer, both of LaGrange, and Shirley Beach of Elkhart; two sons and daughters-in-law, Lynn and Jackie Miller of Elkhart and Dean and Lana Miller of Howe; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

Her parents; four sisters, Flossie King, Fern Hartlzer, Esther Oswald and Mabel Sharick; and eight brothers, Titus, Ora, Bill, Melvin, Clayton, Floyd, Jessie and Arthur Morningstar preceded her in death.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at Emma Mennonite Church, 1900 S. 600 W., Topeka, with the Rev. Richard Martin officiating.

Burial will follow in Shore Cemetery in Shipshewana.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Emma Mennonite Church.

Memorials may be made to World Missionary Press.

A special thank-you from the family to all the staff at Hubbard Hill for the care that was given to Lela during her time there.

Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange has been entrusted with arrangements.

Condolences may be left for the family at www.fruripmayfuneralhome.com.

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



Miller, Linda M.

June 18, 1928 - Jan. 2, 2013

NAPPANEE - Linda Mae Miller, 84, of Nappanee, died at 4:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at LuAnn Nursing Home.

She was born June 18, 1928, in Marshall County to David J. and Barbara (Hochsteter) Miller.

Surviving are her brothers, Sylvanus (Mary) Miller and Homer L. (Frieda) Miller, both of Nappanee and Lester D. (Mary Esther) Miller of Middlebury; sisters Clara (Lamar) Hershberger and Verba (Lonnie) Slabaugh, both of Nappanee; brother-in-law Harvey M. Miller of Nappanee; and sisters-in-law Norma Miller of Nappanee and Etta Fern (Dan) Miller-Gingerich of Bellfountain, Ohio.

Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. today, Jan. 4, 2013, and all day Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013, at Ernie Whetstone's home, 2141 Beech Road, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Jerry Kuhns' home, 2641 Beech Road, Bremen. Officiating will be Bishop Eddie Ray Borkholder and Home Ministry of Old Order Amish Church.

Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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

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



Miller, Linda Mae Miller

May 29, 1923 - March 20, 2013

NAPPANEE - Linda Mae Miller, 89, of Nappanee, died at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at The Maples in Goshen, where she had been a resident for two weeks.

She was born May 29, 1923, in Nappanee to Moses J. and Maude E. (Hochstetler) Miller. She lived her lifetime in this area. On May 11, 1943, she married Homer D. Miller in Nappanee. He preceded her in death Aug. 13, 2008.

Mrs. Miller was a homemaker and a faithful pastor's wife for many years. She was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church.

Surviving are daughters Katie (Glen) Bontrager of Wakarusa, Ina (Dale) Slabaugh of Nappanee, Sara (Joni) Schrock of Madison and Maria (Vernon) Bacher of West Minster, S.C.; a son, Lyle (Ada) Miller of Nappanee; 19 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; and brothers Olen (Katie) Miller of Hartwell, Ga., Herman (Anna Marie) Miller of Marshfield, Wis., John William (Jane) Miller of Bremen and Gilbert Lee (Mary Kathryn) Miller of Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a stillborn son, Delbert; and infant brothers Mervin and Monroe Miller.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013, at Bethel Mennonite Church, where funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013. Pastor Calvin Yoder will officiate and burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to United Christian Missions.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 21, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Louetta M.
, 89, of Archbold, Fulton Co., Ohio died November 4, 2013 at the same place. She was born September 12, 1924 at Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio to Lloyd J. and Minnie Miller.

Surviving are a brother, Lawrence Miller; and a sister, Martha (John) Herr.

A brother, Orville and a sister, Ruth preceded her in death.

She was owner of Archbold Dry Goods and past president of Archbold Retail Merchants Association.

Memorial services were held November 15, 2013 at West Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Fulton Co., Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio.

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



Miller, Louise E. Hochstetler

July 31, 1949 - Dec. 14, 2013

NAPPANEE - Louise Ellen Miller, 64, died at 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at the IU Health Goshen emergency room.

She was born July 31, 1949, in Elkhart to the late Edward H. and Sylvia Leona (Yoder) Hochstetler.

Louise married Ezra L. Miller on Oct. 12, 1967, in Nappanee.

Surviving are her husband, Ezra; daughters Lorrina Whetstone of Rome City and Lorretta, Margaret Menzie, Kathryn Castello, Shirley Null, Delilah Barehona and Cynthia Miller, all of Nappanee, and Rossetta Yoder of Wisconsin; sons Ezra of Leesburg, Herbert of Syracuse and Kenneth of Walkerton; 35 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sisters Wilma Borkholder, Frances Schwartz, Dawn Miller and Teresa Emmons; and brothers Duwayne, Alan, Phil, Warren, Larry, Dennis and Lavon.

Family and friends may call after 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, and all day Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, at the family home, 24314 C.R. 46, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, at Mark Miller's home, 23530 C.R. 52.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 16, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Lovina M. Hochstetler Schwietert

April 20, 1926 - June 14, 2013

GOSHEN - Lovina Mae Miller, 87, died at 6:23 a.m. Friday, June 14, at Courtyard of Goshen.

She was born April 20, 1926, in Nappanee, to Eli J. and Sarah (Miller) Hochstetler. On Jan. 24, 1946, she married Melvin Schwietert. He died Aug. 23, 1989. On Aug. 13, 2000, she married Chriss E. Miller. He died July 5, 2011.

Surviving are children Lucille Hodge, JoAnn (Neal) Beachy, Rosetta (Ray) Miller, Eugene (Martha) Schwietert and Randy Schwietert; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; stepchildren LaVina (Shorty) Christner, Leora (Laverne) Miller and Lester (Marilyn) Miller; and siblings Verda (Levi) Hochstetler, Ellen Chupp and Jesse (Wilma), Omer (Wilma), Lonnie (Verba), Marvin E. and Earl (Erma) Hochstetler.

She was predeceased by an infant son; a grandson; a great-grandson; sisters Sylvia, Edna and Mattie; and brothers Willis and Glen.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury, and one hour prior the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday, June 19, at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Burial is in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 16, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Miller, Lovina Mae Hochstetler, 87, of Goshen, IN died June 14, at Courtyard Of Goshen, IN. She was born on April 20, 1926, in Nappanee, to Eli J. and Sarah (Miller) Hochstetler. On January 24, 1946 she married Melvin Schwietert, he died August 23, 1989. On August 13, 2000 she married Chriss E. Miller, he died July 5, 2011. She was a member of Roselawn Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three daughters, Lucille Hodge of Sun City, AZ, JoAnn (Neal) Beachy of Etna Green, Rosetta (Ray) Miller of Middlebury; two sons, Eugene (Martha) Schwietert of Goshen, Randy Schwietert of Middlebury; 11 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; two step daughters, LaVina (Shorty) Christner of Goshen, Leora (Laverne) Miller of Kalona, IA; a step son, Lester (Marilyn) Miller of Goshen; two sisters, Verda (Levi) Hochstetler and Ellen Chupp both of Nappanee; five brothers, Jesse (Wilma) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Omer (Wilma) Hochstetler of Milford, Lonnie (Verba) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Marvin E. Hochstetler of Goshen, Earl (Erma) Hochstetler of Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands Melvin and Chriss an infant son, one grandson, one great grandson, three sisters, Sylvia, Edna and Mattie, two brothers, Willis and Glen.

Funeral service was June 19, 2913 at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury, IN., conducted by Pastor's Troy Brubacher and Curtis Stutzman. Burial was in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

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



Miller, Lydia D. Gingerich,
93, of Athens, Wisconsin died June 16, 2013 at her home. She was born March 19, 1920 in Hazelton, Iowa the daughter of Daniel E. and Lydia (Bender) Gingerich. On October 6, 1940 she was united in marriage to Noah C. Miller. They enjoyed 72 years and 8 months together.

Survived by her husband Noah; 13 children: Clarence and Elizabeth Miller of McBride, BC, John and Mary Miller of Thorp, Wisconsin, Fannie and James Swartzentruber of Kalona, Malinda and Ervin Landis of Orfordville, Wisconsin, Daniel and Rhoda Miller of Abbotsford, Wisconsin, Noah Jr. and Esther Miller of Edina, Missouri, Irene Miller of Gleason, Wisconsin, Menno and Rachel Miller of Grayson, Kentucky, Ivan and Beulah Miller of Osage, Iowa, Andrew and Marilyn Miller of Athens, Wisconsin, Ruby and John Beachy of Thorp, Wisconsin, Carol and Silas Neuenschwander of New Waterford, Ohio, Mary and Andrew Derstine of Oconto, Wisconsin; 129 grandchildren; 260 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one brother: Rudy Gingerich of Hazelton, Iowa.

She was preceded in death by her parents; six sisters; four brothers; one son-in-law: Marlin Miller; three grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Services were held Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at Athens Mennonite Church. Burial was in Athens Cemetery.

Source: Kalona News Kalona IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Miller, Martha P. Miller

Feb. 22, 1964 - Aug. 28, 2013

GOSHEN - Martha Pauline Miller, 49, of Goshen, died at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, at home.

She was born on Feb. 22, 1964, in LaGrange to LeRoy P. and Mary (Slabach) Miller.

On June 14, 1984, in Topeka she married Christy Miller Jr.

Survivors include her husband; children Diane (Marion) Bontrager, Lorinda (Devon) Yoder of Middlebury, Darrin (Sharon) Miller of Goshen, Lyndon (Lorena) Miller of Millersburg and Ryan Miller at home; seven grandchildren; her parents; and siblings Naomah (Omer) Miller, Joan (Larry) Herschberger, Richard (Waneta) Miller, Clara (Dennis) Yoder of Middlebury, Lena (Wayne) Fry, Mervin (Kathern) Miller of Shipshewana and Vernon (Betty) Miller of Millersburg.

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

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, and all day Friday, Aug. 30, with a 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 31, funeral service, all at the family home. Services will be conducted by Bishop Perry Jr. Wingard and the home ministers. Burial will be in Honeyville Cemetery, Topeka.

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

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



Miller, Merle Arden
, age 63 died Wednesday, December 18, 2013 in an accident west of Kalona, IA. He was born January 23, 1950 in Kalona, Iowa, to Ora and Fannie (Beachy) Miller. Merle was united in marriage to Sandra Koenes on June 14, 1975 in Clinton, Iowa. He was a active member of Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife Sandy of Kalona; two daughters: Kim (Eduardo) Vega of Cedar Rapids and Shelly Miller of Midland, TX; five sisters: Mary (Merle) Hochstedler of Istanbul, Turkey, Eileen (Doug) Daniels of Sioux City, Linda (Arnold) Shetler of Plain City, OH, Rosetta (Leonard) Shetler of Goshen, IN and Leora (Robert) Troyer of Dalton, OH; his stepmother: Nina Miller of Kalona.

Merle was preceded in death by his father, mother and a brother, Norman.

Celebration of Life Service was December 23, 2013 at the Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church near Kalona. Pastor Don Patterson and Pastor Steve Nelson will officiate. Burial will be at the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Source: Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2014



Miller, Miriam L. Boyer

Dec. 6, 1934 - April 2, 2013

COPLEY, Ohio - Miriam "Mim" Miller, 78, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Legacy Living LLC, Copley.

Miriam was born Dec. 6, 1934, in Elkhart County, Ind., to Ervin W. and Ruth Stealy Boyer, where she grew up and married Elmer D. Miller on Aug. 24, 1952, at Belmont Mennonite Church in Elkhart. The Millers lived in the Michiana area from 1955 to 1971.

Survivors include her brother, Stanley W. Boyer of Cross Plains, Wis.; daughter Marilyn A. Miller Henderson of Hagerstown, Md.; son Arthur W. Miller of Norton; daughter Sandra K Miller Meisinger of Winchester, Va.; daughter Lisa Miller of Hesston, Kan.; 12 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Elmer D. Miller in 1996, and her parents.

Miriam retired from her role as church coordinator at Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz., in 2002. She was active in their ministry for homeless men, House of Refuge-Sunnyslope, as long as she was able.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Norton, at Calvary Chapel of Akron, 629 Wesleyan Ave., Barberton, Ohio.

Memorial donations may be made to House of Refuge & House of Hope, 9835 North 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ, 85020; online at http://refugeandhope.com/donate/; and at the memorial service.

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



Miller, Norma Jean Yoder

Aug. 11, 1989 - Dec. 30, 2013

LAGRANGE - Norma Jean Miller, 24, died Monday, Dec. 30, 2013, at Floyd Miller's home, after battling cancer for 11/2 years.

She was born Aug. 11, 1989, in LaGrange to Harley and Loretta (Miller) Yoder.

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

On April 15, 2010, in Ligonier she married LeRoy F. Miller.

Surviving are her husband; son Vernon Eugene Miller; parents Harley and Loretta Yoder; grandparents Mervin and Vera Miller and Dan and Susie Yoder; sisters Vera (Samuel) Beechy of LaGrange, Carolyn (Elmer) Bontrager of Millersburg and Edna and Mary Yoder; and brothers Vernon (Rose) Yoder of LaGrange and Glen, Delmar and Richard Yoder.

She was preceded in death by a son, Jason Wayne Miller, on Nov. 23, 2012; sister Doris Yoder on Feb. 6, 1995; and brother Devon Yoder on Feb. 6, 1995.

Visitation will be all day Wednesday, Jan. 1, 2014, at Floyd Miller's home, 4460 W. 100 S., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at Floyd Miller's home. Burial will follow in Beechy Cemetery, LaGrange.

Frurip-May Funeral Home in LaGrange is assisting the family.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 1, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Robert H.
, 84, of Mount Joy, Lancaster Co., PA died November 6, 2013 at the same place. He was born December 11,1928 at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA to Christ K. and Fannie (Herr) Miller. On January 1, 1965 he was married to Ruth Anna Huber, who was born March 10, 1935 and survives.

Surviving are children, Robert K. Miller, husband of Lori, of Mount Wolf, Ronald K. Miller, of Newmanstown, Richard K. Miller, husband of Pam, of Lebanon and Roger K. Miller of Lancaster; five grandchildren, four step-grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A son, Randy Miller, a sister, Edna Miller; and four brothers, Charles, Lloyd, Raymond and Abram Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 11, 2013 at Landisville Mennonite Church, Landisville, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA.

Submitted by: Christy Kauffman, Landisville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Robert J.
, 88, of Goshen, IN died January 4, 2013 at the same place from natural causes. He was born October 8, 1924 at Charm, Holmes County, OH to Lee and Priscilla (Oswald) Miller. On December 30, 1944 at Indianapolis, IN he was married to Ellene Long.

Surviving are children, Steve (Becky) Miller; Bruce (Sue) Miller; and Beth (Ken) Miller Kraybill; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held January 12, 2013 at Hively Avenue Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

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



Miller, Rosa A. Miller

Feb. 25, 1936 - Feb. 7, 2013

TOPEKA - Rosa A. Miller, 76, of Topeka, died at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 7, at her daughter's home in Topeka.

She was born on Feb. 25, 1936, in LaGrange County, to the late Atlee and Anna (Glick) Miller.

On Oct. 23, 1958, she married Ervin M. Miller.

Her husband; children Martha (Vernon Jay) Miller, Susan (Larry) Hostetler, Calvin (Susan) Miller, Marvin (Mary) Miller and Richard (Ruth) Miller, all of Topeka, Loranna (Marvin) Kauffman of Middlebury, Alice (Sam) Lambright and Floyd (Ruth) Miller, both of Millersburg, Wilma (Dean) Miller of Ligonier and Chris (Carol) Miller of Goshen; 56 grandchildren; 52 great-grandchildren; and brother Daniel Miller of Topeka survive.

A daughter, Katie Miller; one grandchild; one great-grandchild; six brothers; and one sister preceded her in death.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, and all day Sunday, Feb. 10, at Vernon Jay Miller's home, 6795 W. 400 S., Topeka. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, also at Vernon Jay Miller's home. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 9, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller Ruth Lambright

Oct. 6, 1954 - Nov. 20, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Ruth Miller, 59, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at Sarasota (Fla.) Memorial Hospital.

She was born Oct. 6, 1954, in LaGrange County to the late Harvey V. and Clara (Miller) Lambright. On May 10, 1973, in Elkhart County, she married Lloyd E. Miller. He died May 23, 1992. On June 29, 1996, in LaGrange County, she married Nelson Lee Miller.

Her husband; daughter Joann (David Lee) Schlabach; grandchildren Kevin Nelson, Kassandra Jane and Krissia Jean Schlabach; and siblings Floyd (Gloria), Homer (Fannie), Glen (Annie) and John (Irma) Lambright, Sara Etta (Sam) Brandenberger and Betty (Sam) Schwartz, both of Shipshewana, and Kathy (Wilber) Miller survive.

A daughter, Jane Renee Miller, and sister, Mary Edna Lambright, preceded her in death.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, and all day Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, at David Lee Schlabach's home, 1785 N. 675 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, 2013, at Devon Hochstetler's home, 1840 N. 675 W., Shipshewana. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home.

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



Miller, Susie S. Yoder

March 3, 1923 - June 27, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Susie S. Miller, 90, of Shipshewana, died at 6 a.m. Thursday, June 27, 2013, at the family home.

She was born March 3, 1923, in Yoder, Kan., to the late Shem and Betsy (Yoder) Yoder.

On Nov. 4, 1943, she married Noah A. Miller. He died Jan. 13, 2007.

Surviving are her children, Marvin Ray (Katie), Perry (Polly Anna) and Ivan (Doris Ann) Miller and Mary (Richard) Lambright, all of Shipshewana, David Glen (Debbie) Miller of Orlando, FL, Alton (Debra) and Esther (Glen Lamar) Miller, both of Middlebury, Vernon Miller of Spencerville; daughter-in-law, Esther Miller of LaGrange; 51 grandchildren and 87 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Howard Jay Miller; two sisters, Anna and Mattie; and a brother, Joe.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday, June 28, and all day Saturday, June 29, at the family's home, 10505 S.R. 120, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 30, at Shem P. Miller's home, 10500 S.R. 120, Shipshewana. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 28, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Vern Loyal
, 86, of Mantua, Portage Co., Ohio died August 7, 2013 at Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio from heart failure.

He was born July 4, 1927 at Mantua, Ohio to John Peter and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Miller. John was born October 8, 1900 and Elizabeth was born February 15, 1902.

On October 28, 1951 at Harper, Harper Co., Kansas he was married to Helen Marie Hostetler, who was born February 13, 1930 and died October 20,2011.

Surviving are children, Robin (Cynthia Howell) Miller; Renita (David) Strange; Rosina (Craig) Berkey; Rochele (Nathan) Beachy; and Ryan (Lisa Bash) Miller; 13 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Vernon D. Miller and Duane W. Miller.

A brother, Jay Wilbur Miller preceded him in death.

Vern was a founding pastor of Lee Heights Community Church, an interracial urban congregation in Cleveland, Ohio; a founding member of Lee Miles Ministerial Alliance, an interdenominational alliance of churches and ministers; developed the Lee Miles Hunger Center; was instrumental in building the Ministerial Alliance Retirement Center in Cleveland; and was a founding member of the Lee Miles Housing Corporation.

Memorial services were held August 12, 2013 at Lee Heights Community Church, Cleveland, Ohio with burial in Aurora Mennonite Cemetery, Aurora, Portage Co., Ohio.

Submitted by: Rochele Beachy, Shaker Heights, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Miller, Wilbur
, died September 10, 2013 at Akron City Hospital from complications following open-heart surgery. He was born August 10, 1935 to Mose and Elizabeth Miller in Walnut Creek, Ohio. He was raised in Holmes County, Ohio. He married Ann K. Keim on October 26, 1957. They lived most of their married life in Wooster, Ohio. They were married 55years. Wilbur was a member of Smithville Mennonite Church, serving as treasurer and usher. He volunteered at MCC Connections, was a member and treasurer of the Apple Creek Lions Club,

Survived by his wife Ann ; two sons, Ross and Jude (Conrad) of Hartville, Ohio and Scott and Stephanie (Oswald) of Findlay, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Andrew (Anne), Jocelyn, Ashley, Zachary, Emily, Madelyn and Chloe; 4 sisters, Arlene Yoder of Walnut Creek, Ohio, Gladys (Ivan) Troyer of Walnut Creek, Ohio, Mary (Lewis) Wagler of Hartville, Ohio, and Betty (Aden) Miller of Berlin, Ohio.

Wilbur is preceded in death by a brother Glenn (Ada) of Berlin, Ohio and a sister Niva (Roman) Coblentz of Walnut Creek, Ohio.

A memorial service was September 14, 2013, at the Smithville Mennonite Church in Smithville, with Pastor Todd Martin officiating. Burial will be Saturday morning prior to the service in the church cemetery.

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



Miller, William A.

Dec. 13, 1912 - Aug. 14, 2013

TOPEKA - William A. Miller, 100, of Topeka, died at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at home.

He was born Dec. 13, 1912, in Reno County, Kan., to Andy and Gertie (Miller) Miller.

On Nov. 24, 1932, he married Mary Schrock. She died July 17, 1999.

His children, Eli (Katie) of Nappanee, Ora (Cathryn) and Harry (Katie), both of Millersburg, Enos (Vera), William (Edna), Calvin (Katie), David (Esther) and Eldon (Esther) Miller, Sara (Louie) Beachey, Gertie (Fred) Yoder, Wilma (Samuel) Bontrager, Mary Detweiler of Shipshewana and Martha (Ernie) Bontrager; 80 grandchildren; 371 great-grandchildren; 79 great-great-grandchildren; and brother Andy Miller Jr. survive.

He was predeceased by a son, Andy Miller; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and siblings Polly Bontrager, Elizabeth Fry and Sam, Mose and Ervin Miller.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, and all day Friday, Aug. 16, at the family home, 5645 W. 800 S., Topeka, followed by a 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, funeral services. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

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



Miller, William Allen

Feb. 1, 1934 - Aug. 24, 2013

NOTTAWA, Mich. - William Allen "Bill" Miller, 79, of Nottawa, died Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013.

He was born Feb. 1, 1934, in Hartville, Ohio, to the late Atlee P. and Susanna (Cross) Miller.

He was preceded in death by a stillborn son, Paul; daughter Christina Sue; and brothers Wallace Miller and Atlee Miller Jr.

He is survived by his wife, Josephine (Wickey) Miller; son Timothy Allen; grandchildren Joshua Timothy Miller and Josie Ann Frohriep; great-granddaughters Charlotte and Jayne Francis; siblings Irene (Jake) Hershberger, Fannie (Marten) Yoder, Dorothy (Wilmer) Weaver, Susan (William) Weaver, Betty (Joe) Mast of Starke, Mary Alice (Roman) Hostetler, Mahlon (Alice) Miller and Dan Miller; and numerous nieces and nephews and other relatives including in the Middlebury, Ind., and Elkhart, Ind., areas

A funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Word Fellowship Church, Centreville. Burial will be in Locust Grove Cemetery, Findley.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family. Envelopes will be at the church.

Arrangements are by Schipper Funeral Home, Colon.

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



Miller, Wilma H. Eash

April 7, 1930 - July 2, 2013

TOPEKA - Wilma H. Miller, 83, of Topeka, died at 2:31 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born April 7, 1930, in LaGrange County to the late Harvey and Mary (Troyer) Eash.

On Jan. 5, 1948, she married Mahlon A. Miller. He died Jan. 11, 2004.

Surviving are her children, Mary, Mervin, David (Mary) and Atlee (Margaret) Miller, Irene (Owen) Helmuth of Shipshewana and Christena Miller of LaGrange; daughter-in-law Ada Miller of Shipshewana; 19 grandchildren; 86 great-grandchildren; and siblings Anna Schrock and Lettie (William) Bontrager, both of LaGrange, Mary Miller of Goshen, Katie (Elmer) Bontrager and Mervin (Anna) Eash of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by a son, Orva Miller; four sisters; six brothers; granddaughter Wilma; grandson Mahlon; and two great-grandchildren, Darrell and Cathy.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 3, and all day Thursday, July 4, at the family's home, 2180 S. 900 W., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 5, at David Miller's home, 8765 W. 200 S., Topeka. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 3, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mohr, Henry Theodore
, 93, of Allentown, PA died July 5, 2013 at the same place. He was born February 20, 1920 at Macungie, PA to Lawrence D. and Susan H. (Shantz) Mohr. He was married to Bessie Hemphill, who is deceased. He was married also to Florence Gunkle (deceased) and Emma Rice (deceased)

Surviving are children, Sylvia (Tom) Hilmer, Susan Mohr, Sharon Rider, and Roger Mohr; six grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Lisa H. Mohlman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 10, 2013 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Roy Bender, Lancaster, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moser, A. John
, 80, of rural Bluffton, OH died Sept. 13, 2013 at Frieda House Mennonite Home Communities, Bluffton, Ohio. He was born June 16, 1933, in Bluffton to Ezra and Lena Boehr Moser who preceded him in death. On Aug. 20, 1954 he married Mary Anne Bertsche and she survives. He served his church, teaching Sunday school and on the board. He also served on the boards of Mennonite Brotherhood Aid, Swiss Historical Society, Camp Friedenswald,

John is survived by four children: David (Jenny) of Bluffton, Karen (Jon) Lee of Edmund, Oklahoma, Mark (Paula) of Lake City, Florida and Chris (Carmen) of Bluffton and grandchildren Rachael Lee, Bess Moser, Sara Moser, Jacob (Elyse) Moser, Emily Moser, David Moser and Jonatan Moser.

Memorial service Sept. 21, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Pastors Steven Yoder and Louise Wideman officiating.

Source: Bluffton ICON
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Moser, A. John, 80, of Bluffton, Allen Co., OH died September 13, 2013 at the same place. He was born June 16, 1933 at Bluffton, OH. He was married to Mary Anne Bertsche.

Surviving are children, Dave (Jenny) Moser, Karen (Jon) Lee, Mark (Paula) Moser, and Chris (Carmen) Moser; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held September 21, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH.

Submitted by: Mary Anne Moser
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Moser, A. John
June 16, 1933 - September 13, 2013

A. John Moser of rural Bluffton, age 80, died on Friday, September 13, 2013 at Frieda House Mennonite Home Communities, Bluffton, Ohio. He was born June 16, 1933 in Bluffton to Ezra and Lena Boehr Moser who preceded him in death. On August 20, 1954 he married Mary Anne Bertsche and she survives.

John is survived by four children: David (Jenny) of Bluffton, Karen (Jon) Lee of Edmund, Oklahoma, Mark (Paula) of Lake City, Florida and Chris (Carmen) of Bluffton and grandchildren Rachael Lee, Bess Moser, Sara Moser, Jacob (Elyse) Moser, David Moser and Jonatan Moser.

John was a graduate of Pandora High School and Bluffton University. He had been a dairy farmer, health sanitarian and owner of Moser Dairy Service for 25 years.

He enjoyed sports, walking in the woods, woodworking especially making wooden puzzles, traveling and spending time with his family. He served his church teaching Sunday school and on the board. He also served on the boards of Mennonite Brotherhood Aid, Swiss Historical Society, Camp Friedenswald, Putnam County Farm Bureau, and Putnam County Board of Health.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Friday September 20 and 10:00 am - 10:45 am on Saturday 21 at First Mennonite Church 101 S. Jackson Street, Bluffton. Memorial services will be held on September 21 at 11:00 a.m. at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton. Pastors Steven Yoder and Louise Wideman officiating.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to: Mennonite Home Communities, Camp Friedenswald, American Parkinson's Association, Bluffton University (A. John and Mary Anne Moser Scholarship).
Online condolences may be expressed at www.chiles-lamanfh.com.

Source: Chiles-Laman
Funeral and Cremation Services
Bluffton, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Moser, Donna D.
, 77, of Lowville, NY died December 12, 2013 at Watertown, NY. She was born May 25, 1936 at Croghan, NY to Jacob and Nina (Lehman) Moser.
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Surviving are siblings, Caroline & Ellis Detweiler; Lila Ovando; Dale & Donna Moser; and Belva Moser (Marvin).

A brother, Marvin Moser preceded her in death.

Donna worked as a Registered Nurse at Lewis County General Hospital and Goshen Hospital. Retired as a Health Claims Supervisor from Everence after many years of service.

Memorial services were held December 15, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, NY.

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



Moser, Richard J. "Peaty"

DALTON - Richard J. "Peaty" Moser, age 92, passed away peacefully at home on September 8, 2013, following a brief illness. He was born in Dalton on February 21, 1921 to Jack N. and Clara G. (Zaugg) Moser. A life resident of Dalton, he was a 1939 graduate of Dalton High School, and served with the U.S. Army during WWII as a member of the Signal Corps. He married Evelyn (Tschantz) Moser in 1941 in their first home that he built. Richard retired from Ohio Edison in 1983 after 37 years of service and later served as a consultant to Schantz Organ Company. He was a life-long member of the Dalton Presbyterian Church, a past member of the Dalton Rotary Club, and an avid genealogist where he volunteered for the Kidron Community Historical Society tracing local genealogy for many families. He was a square dance caller for the Gnat Boxers square dance group for many years. Richard had been an amateur radio enthusiast for the past 80 years with call letters W8XM, and was a member of the First Class Operators Club, a world-wide organization for ham radio operators based in the United Kingdom.

Preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald; sister, Faye; granddaughter, Alexandria.

He is survived by his wife of nearly 72 years, Evelyn; four children, Sandy (John) McIlvaine of Dalton, John (Kathy) Moser of Columbus, Nancy Moser of Dalton, Jim (Jeanne) Moser of East Kingston, NH; nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Marion Moser of Springfield, VA; six nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at 11 a.m. at the Dalton Presbyterian Church, 163 W. Main St., Dalton 44618, with Rev. Eldon Trubee, officiating. Burial will take place at Dalton Cemetery with military honors. Friends and family may call on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Zak-Thacker & Monbarren Funeral Home, 29 E. Main St., Dalton, and one hour prior to service time at the church.

Memorials may be made to the Kidron Community Historical Society, 13153 Emerson Rd., Kidron, OH 44636 or Hospice of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Rd., Wooster, OH 44691. Online obituary and guest registry are available at http://www.zakmonbarrenfh.com/ (Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-828-2536)

Submitted by: Leora Gerber, Kidron, OH



Moyer, Elizabeth "Betty" Chittick
, 94, of Lansdale, PA; formerly of Doylestown, PA died February 15, 2013 at Dock Woods. Betty was born January 12, 1919 in Gardenville, PA to the late Edward & Bertha (Myers) Chittick. She was the loving wife of W. Paul Moyer for 71 years.

She was a life member of Doylestown Mennonite Church where she served as a former Sunday school teacher. Betty participated with her husband in the early development and operation of Spruce Lake Retreat under the Franconia Mennonite Camping Association for many years. Betty enjoyed vacationing in Sarasota, Florida.

Survived by her husband Paul and two sons, J. Phillip Moyer & wife, Betsy of Green Lane, PA, James A. Moyer & wife, Pamela of Doylestown, PA; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and her sister-in-law, Sarah Chittick of Doylestown, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rebecca Ross; a brother, John Chittick and an infant sister.

A memorial service was February 23, 2013 at Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, PA, Burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Moyer, Glenn Ray
, 61, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died November 26,2013 at the same place.

He was born March 27, 1952 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA to Raymond M. and Ruth G. (Hendricks) Moyer. Raymond was born December 2, 1927 and died October 13, 2010. Ruth was bornJuly 31, 1927 and survives.

On September 7, 1974 at Blooming Glen, Bucks Co., PA he was married to Nancy Rose Derstine, who was born May 23, 1951 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Martha Detweiler & husband Adam; daughter, Rebecca Moyer DeFelice & husband, Michael; two grandchildren, and a brother, Earl Moyer & wife Betsy.

Memorial services were held December 2, 2013 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Moyer, Jodelle "Jody" Detweiler
, 67, of Sellersville, PA died September 28, 2013 at her residence. Jody was born March 4, 1946 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania to Samuel M. and Bertha (Labs) Detweiler. She was the loving wife of R. Bruce Moyer for 48 years. She was a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. She worked as Administrative Assistant, then Pastoral Assistant at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming, Glen, PA.

Survived by: a daughter, Cheramie Lutz, and husband Douglas of Perkasie, PA; a son, Caleb Moyer and wife Jennie of Magnolia, TX; Five grandchildren, Maggie, Molly, Josie, Sutton and Hannah. Two sisters, Bertina Blitch, and husband Kenneth of Fort Myers, FL, and Denise Myers, and husband David of Quakertown, PA; a brother, Dean Detweiler, and wife Arden of Broadalbin, NY;

Memorial services were October 5, 2013 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA 18911. A Private burial was at Blooming Glen Mennonite Cemetery.

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

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Moyer, Jodelle Detweiler, 67, of Sellersville, PA died September 28, 2013 at the same place. She was born March 4, 1944. On August 14, 1965 she was married to Bruce Moyer, who was born August 5, 1943 and survives.

Surviving are children, Cheramie Lutz, and husband Douglas; and Caleb Moyer and wife Jennie; five grandchildren, and siblings Bertina Blitch, and husband Kenneth; Denise Myers, and husband David; and Dean Detweiler, and wife Arden.

Memorial services were held October 5, 2013 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Moyer, Mark Eldon
, 92, of Davidsville, PA died May 18, 2013, at his home. Born May 26, 1920, in Grantsville, Md., to William H. and Mary Jaunita (Beachy) Moyer. His wife of 64 years, was the former Betty Jane Augusburger.

He served four years in Civilian Public Service Camps for Conscientious Objectors as an alternate to Military Service. He worked for 27 years for Mennonite Publishing House, 13 years as manager of Provident Bookstore in Souderton, Pa., and later as director of Provident bookstore division in Scottdale, Pa. In his retirement, he accepted an assignment with combine efforts of Mennonite Central Committee and Presbyterian Church of South Africa to work for Lovedale Press in the Republic of South Africa from 1986 to 1989.

Survived by wife Betty and children Kathleen Ann, married to Kenneth Birnbaum, Baltimore, Md.; Nicholas Mazucco Moyer, married to Beverly (Freyenberger), Kouts, Ind.; Linda Mazucco Moyer, Sellersville, Pa.; Mary Ruth, married to Randall Ziegler, Sellersville, Pa.; Jeanette Louise, married to William Hunsberger, Davidsville; Alice Marie, married to Scott Eldredge, Abington, Pa.; Eileen Kay, married to Michael Waidelich, Archbold, Ohio; and Dorothy Annette, married to Brad Leissa, Brookville, Md.; 35 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by parents; sons, Timothy, William and Stephen Arthur; grandson, Shawn Edward Moyer; great-grandsons, Jonas Mark and Jeremiah William Shaffer; brothers, Walter H., William H., Frederick Galen and Willard Paul; and sister, Beatrice Detweiler.

Funeral service was May 15, 2013 at Kaufman Mennonite Church. Burial was at Doylestown Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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



Moyer, W. Paul
, 95, of Lansdale, PA formerly of Doylestown, PA died April 9, 2013 at Dock Woods Community. He was born February 17, 1918 in Humbert, PA to the late William and Mary Beachy Moyer. Paul was the husband for 71 years of the late Elizabeth "Betty" Moyer who passed away on February 15, 2013.

He was a life member of Doylestown Mennonite Church where he formerly served as trustee, Sunday School teacher and Summer Bible School superintendent. Paul was a chorister who enjoyed hymns of the faith and singing in various choruses. He was a founding member of the Franconia Mennonite Camping Association and a former director of Spruce Lake Retreat in Canadensis, PA. Paul was active in the Mennonite Church, locally and nationally, serving on various boards and committees. He was a national 1-W coordinator and was involved with the introduction of the Franconia Ministerial Retirement Fund. He served in the Civilian Public Service in Hagerstown, MD and with the National Service Board for Religious Objectors in Washington D.C. during WWII.

Survived by his two sons, J. Phillip Moyer, M.D. & wife, Betsy, of Green Lane, PA, James Moyer & wife, Pamela of Doylestown, PA; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and his brother, Mark Moyer & wife, Betty, of Davidsville, PA. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Betty and a daughter, Rebecca Ross; a sister, Beatrice Detweiler, and three brothers, William, Walter & Galen Moyer.

A memorial service was April 20, 2013 at Doylestown Mennonite Church, Doylestown, PA, Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Muhling, Theophil
, 85, of Goshen, IN died April 8, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen. He was born on February 28, 1928 in East Cleveland, OH, to Martin and Sophie (Roth) Muhling. On May 4, 1957 in Saline, MI he married Byrnece A. Simonton, she died January 6, 2011; then on July 7, 2012 he married Joan Sutter, she survives. He was a member of Roselawn Conservative Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Survivied his wife Joan and daughter - Michelle (Juan) Centeno of Los Angeles, CA; a son - Daniel (Sandra) Muhling of Lake Barrington, IL; four grandchildren; three step-sons - Kenneth E. (Bev) Sutter of Clarksville, MI, Robert (Carol) Sutter of Middlebury, James (Mary) Sutter of Clarksville, MI; eight step-grandchildren; 11 step-great grandchildren; a sister - Gabriella (Donald) Forrester of Gainesville, FL; a brother - Emmanuel Muhling of Gainesville, FL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, step mother, Mildred Muhling and his first wife Byrnece.

Funeral service was April 16, 2013 at the Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church, Millersburg. Services will be conducted by Bishop Randall Riegsecker and Pastor Thad Lechlitner. Burial was in Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Millersburg, IN.

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



Mullet, Alvin O.

March 12, 1921 - March 11, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Alvin O. Mullet, 91, of Shipshewana, died at 1:20 a.m. Monday, March 11, 2013, at his residence.

He was born March 12, 1921, in Nappanee to Dan and Celesta (Hochstetler) Mullet. On Oct. 31, 1946, in LaGrange County, he married Barbara Yoder; she died Jan. 6, 2009.

Surviving are children Kay (Elmer) Kauffman and Ernest (Katie) Mullet, both of Shipshewana, and Loretta (Richard) Miller, Martha Ferne Mullet and Merle (Nora) Mullet of Middlebury; 10 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; five stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; and siblings Lucy Ann Miller and Martha Miller, both of Middlefield, Ohio, and Amelia Byler, Saloma Mullet and William Mullet, all of Mercer, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant son; brothers Ruben, Jesse, Uri, Simon and Jerry Mullet; and sister Elva Glick.

Visitation will be after 4 p.m. Tuesday. March 12, 2013, and after 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Vernon Lambright's residence, 3555 N. 850 W., Shipshewana, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, March 14, 2013. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 12, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Mullet, Bessie Evelyn Johnson
, 89, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died April 17, 2013 at the same place. She was born May 21, 1923 at Glendive, Mont. to Ernest and Edith (Cole) Johnson. On March 20, 1943 she was married to David "Roy" LeRoy Mullet, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, David (Jan) Mullet- Bloomfield, Mont.; Bob (Janie) Mullet - Hesston, KS; Paul (Teresa) Mullet - Hesston, KS; Steve (Phyllis) Mullet - Bloomfield, Mont.; and Mick (Linda) Mullet - Bloomfield, Mont.; eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and siblings: Gerri (Jim) Olson of Fargo, N.D.; Pat (Floyd) Henrickson of Wadena, Minn.; Jackie (Russ) Schimpp of Staples, Minn.; Maureen O'Shay of Elk Grove, Calif.; Ernistine Siegle of Glendive, Mont; and Greg Johnson of Minneapolis, Minn.

A brother, Paul Johnson, and two sisters, Barbara Johnson Nissley, and Beverly Johnson Buck preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 26, 2013 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, KS with burial in Hesston City Cemetery, Hsston, KS.

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



Mullet, Isaac

Jan. 22, 1921 - April 20, 2013

ETNA GREEN - Isaac Mullet, 92, of Etna Green, died at 7:55 p.m. Saturday, April, 20, 2013, at Ernest Kuhns' home.

He was born Jan. 22, 1921, in Elkhart County to the late Ben and Fannie (Miller) Mullet. He married Katie Irene Miller on Nov. 20, 1947, in Nappanee.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He was ordained to the ministry on April 25, 1965.

He is survived by his wife, Katie Mullet; siblings Clara Miller of Elkhart, Hank (Katie) Mullet of Nappanee and Enos (Dorcas) Mullet of Lapel; half-sister Anna (Joseph) Miller of Milford; and stepsister-in-law Mary Gingerich of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Steven, Amos, Roman, Albert and Jonas Mullet; sister Kate Sommers; stepbrother Mose Gingerich; and brother-in-law Adlai Miller.

Family and friends may call all day Monday, April 22, 2013, at Ernest Kuhns' home, 8151 W. 750 N., Etna Green, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 23, 2013.

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

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



Mullet, Kevin W.

April 30, 2013 - June 21, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Kevin Wayne Mullet, 7 weeks, of Shipshewana, died at 3:45 p.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne.

He had been ill since birth with a heart condition.

He was born on April 30, 2013, in Topeka to David L. and Ruby (Weaver) Mullet.

Surviving in addition to his parents are three sisters, Jolene Ranae Mullet, Sharon Kay Mullet and Doris Marie Mullet, all at home; grandparents Vernon and Ruby Mullet and Ida Mae Weaver, all of LaGrange; and great-grandparents Mattie Mullet and Elmer and Katie Bontrager, all of Topeka.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Ida Elaine Mullet and Lisa Diane Mullet; and great-grandfather Ira Mullet.

Visitation will be all day Sunday, June 23, 2013, at the family's home, 4510 W. 450 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday June 24, 2013, at David O. Miller's home, 4340 W. 450 N., Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Jacob Jones and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.

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

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



Mullet. Ruben

Dec. 23, 1923 - Jan. 3, 2013

GOSHEN - Ruben Mullet, 89, died early Thursday morning, Jan. 3, 2013, Maples at Waterford Crossing. He had been ill the past year.

He was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Nappanee to Daniel D. and Celesta (Hochstetler) Mullet.

He married Emma Schrock, Feb. 12, 1955, in Elkhart. She survives.

Also surviving are a daughter, Patricia (Michael) Merrick of Marietta, Ga.; three sons, Dana and Steven (Kerry) Mullet, both of Goshen, and James (Annette) Mullet of Westfield; six grandchildren, Tony, Greg, Jeff and Jason Merrick and Leslie and Alex Mullet; two stepgrandsons, Derek and Connor Cameron; four sisters, Lucyann Miller and Martha (Albert) Miller, both of Middlefield, Ohio, Amelia Byler of Stoneboro, Pa., and Soloma Mullet of Mercer, Pa.; and two brothers, Alvin Mullet of Shipshewana and William (Emma) Mullet of Mercer.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Emily Jean Merrick; a sister, Elva Glick; and four brothers, Uri, Simon, Jerry and Jesse Mullet.

A lifelong area resident, Mr. Mullet was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church.

He worked for NIBCO in the Elkhart foundry for 41 years before retiring in 1989.

Friends may call from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 6, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, memorial service will be conducted at Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Pastors Ron Diener and Tyler Hartford will officiate.

A private family burial will precede the memorial service in Pleasant View Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

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



Mummau, Ernest E. (Pastor)
, age 73, of Quarryville, PA, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center. He was the husband of Faye Hershey Mummau with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage in April of 2012.

Born in Mt. Joy, he was the son of the late Reist R. and Ruth Eby Mummau. Ernie was a Graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, Class of 1957. He was ordained Pastor of Nickel Mines Mennonite Church in 1978 and served there for over 30 years. Ernie touched many lives as he served in various aspects of ministry, most recently completing 10 years as an overseer within The Biblical Mennonite Alliance. He was a farmer, salesman for Herr's Potato Chips, and for 33 years, he was a dairy nutritionist and mineral salesman representing Standard Nutrition Company. He was known as an optimist and encourager who invested in the lives of his family and others. He also enjoyed biking with his wife and playing the piano.

In addition to his wife, he will be missed by his 3 children: Ronald L., husband of Beverly K. Harnish Mummau of Quarryville, Robin R., wife of Timothy T. Stauffer of Palmyra, Donna L., wife of Loren L. Yoder, of Choix, Mexico; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and 4 siblings: Reist E., husband of Sherri Mummau of Thomas, OK, Lee E., husband of Joyce Mummau of Harrisonville, PA, Virginia E., wife of Raymond Seigrist of Brownsfield, ME, Carolyn E., wife of Landon Beachy of Kalona, IA; and a sister-in-law, Glenice Mummau. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard, husband of Darlene Mummau of Mt. Joy and James, his twin who died at birth.

A memorial service will take place at the Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, on Monday, March 18th, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Leon Martin officiating. The interment will be private in the Nickel Mines Mennonite Cemetery prior to the memorial service. There will be a viewing on Sunday at Mellinger Mennonite Church from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be no viewing on Monday. The family will greet friends on Monday following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Ernie's memory to Gideons International, PO Box 163, Strasburg, PA 17579. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Inc., Christiana & Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/15/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Mummau, Pastor Ernest E. age 73, of Quarryville, PA, died March 14, 2013 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center. Born in Mt. Joy, PA to Reist R. and Ruth Eby Mummau. He was the husband of Faye Hershey Mummau with whom he celebrated 52 years of marriage in April of 2012.

He was ordained Pastor of Nickel Mines Mennonite Church in 1978 and served there for over 30 years. Ernie touched many lives as he served in various aspects of ministry, most recently completing 10 years as an overseer within The Biblical Mennonite Alliance.

Survived by his wife Faye and 3 children: Ronald L., husband of Beverly K. Harnish Mummau of Quarryville, Robin R., wife of Timothy T. Stauffer of Palmyra, Donna L., wife of Loren L. Yoder, of Choix, Mexico; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; and 4 siblings: Reist E., husband of Sherri Mummau of Thomas, OK, Lee E., husband of Joyce Mummau of Harrisonville, PA, Virginia E., wife of Raymond Seigrist of Brownsfield, ME, Carolyn E., wife of Landon Beachy of Kalona, IA; and a sister-in-law, Glenice Mummau.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Richard, husband of Darlene Mummau of Mt. Joy and James, his twin who died at birth.

A memorial service was March 18,2013 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA with Pastor Leon Martin officiating. The interment will be private in the Nickel Mines Mennonite Cemetery prior to the memorial service.

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



Musselman, Grace Schlosser
, 90, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died July 20, 2013 at the same place. She was born March 9, 1923 at Hatfield, Mountgomery Co., PA to Irwin C. and Lizzie (Landes) Schlosser. On March 13, 1943 she was married to Homer D. Musselman, who was born September 27, 1920 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Roy and Mary Musselman; a daughter, Linda and husband Walter Gehman; a daughter, Betsy and husband David McCrorie; 13 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 24, 2013 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Michael Derstine, Hatfield, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Musselman, Ruth E. Eberly
, age 73 of Mechanicsburg, went home to be with her Savior on Sunday, May 26, 2013 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born September 26, 1939 in Lititz, PA she was the daughter of the late Harvey and Bertha (Frey) Eberly.

Ruth was a graduate of Warwick High School and retired as a legal secretary from the law offices of McNees, Wallace and Nurick located in Harrisburg. She was a member of Slate Hill Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, participated with the kitchen committee and served as a former Secretary for the church board. Ruth enjoyed reading, gardening, sewing, embroidery and loved singing, especially for the holiday church services.

Ruth is survived by her loving husband of 50 years Eugene M. Musselman, two sons Douglas L. Musselman and his wife Laura of New Cumberland, Richard E. Musselman and his wife Jennifer of Camp Hill, four grandchildren Joshua, Ryan, Erik and Matthew, three brothers John Eberly of Lititz, David and Lloyd Eberly both of Lancaster, three sisters Bertie Shirk of Silverthorn, CO, Roseanna Boll of Manheim, and Sharon Martin of Mill Hall, PA. Ruth was preceded in death by her brother Irvin Eberly.

Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Friday, May 31, 2013 at Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Camp Hill. Viewings will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 PM Thursday and from 10:00 to 11:00 AM Friday at the church. Burial will be held privately in Slate Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Ruth may be made to the Slate Hill Mennonite Church Library Fund, 1352 Slate Hill Road, Camp Hill, PA 17011 or to the American Cancer Society, 2 Lemoyne Drive, Suite 101, Lemoyne, PA 17043.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/28/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Musselman, Ruth E. Eberly, 73 of Mechanicsburg, PA died May 26, 2013 at the Harrisburg Hospital. Born September 26, 1939 in Lititz, PA to Harvey and Bertha (Frey) Eberly. She was a member of Slate Hill Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday School teacher, participated with the kitchen committee and served as a former Secretary for the church board.

Survived by her husband of 50 years Eugene M. Musselman, two sons Douglas L. Musselman and his wife Laura of New Cumberland, Richard E. Musselman and his wife Jennifer of Camp Hill, four grandchildren Joshua, Ryan, Erik and Matthew, three brothers John Eberly of Lititz, David and Lloyd Eberly both of Lancaster, three sisters Bertie Shirk of Silverthorn, CO, Roseanna Boll of Manheim, and Sharon Martin of Mill Hall, PA.

Ruth was preceded in death by her brother Irvin Eberly.

Funeral service was May 31, 2013 at Slate Hill Mennonite Church, Camp Hill, PA. Burial will be held privately in Slate Hill Cemetery.

Source: Malpezzi Funeral Home Mechanicsburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Musser, Josephine Lydia Maust
, 76, of Harrisonburg, VA died April 24, 2013 at the same place. She was born July 25, 1936 at Pigeon, MI to Richard and Elizabeth (Gunden) Maust.

Surviving are children, Jane Musser Blackburn and Michael Blackburn, three grandchildren, and her siblings, Clayton (Thelma) Maust, Wilber (Miriam) Maust, Evelyn Brunk Maust, and Clair (Catherine) Basinger.

Her brothers and sisters, Art (Marjorie) Maust, Earl Maust, Alta (John) Swartzendruber, Edgar (Pauline) Maust, Doris Basinger, and Fern (Perry) Brunk preceded her in death.

She was the founding owner-manager of Dairy Queen in Harrisonburg. She provided child-care in her home, loved to travel to Europe, and enjoyed singing, wintering in Florida, and her dogs. Was a mother figure to many members of her family.

Memorial services were held April 28, 2013 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

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



Musser, Miriam S. Zeiset
, 75, of Lebanon, was welcomed into the glories of heaven, on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, at the Mount Joy Hospice & Community Care, after a year long battle with cancer. She was the wife of Samuel G. Musser. In May they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

Born in Ephrata, on February 18, 1938, she was the daughter of the late Ivan M. and Sadie N. Snyder Zeiset. Miriam worked in the family business as a secretary for Triple-M-Farms and Country Boy Mfg. in Lebanon. She was also a member of the Fairhaven Mennonite Church, Myerstown.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her sons Samuel Ray, Glenn L., husband of Debra Musser and Stephen L. husband of Rachel Musser all of Lebanon; brother Ivan E. Zeiset of Ephrata; sister Edna Good of Denver; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother David Zeiset and sisters Emma Eby and Sadie Horst.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday, November 10, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Valley Mennonite Church, 7821 Lancaster Ave., Myerstown. Viewing will be held on Saturday, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the service on Sunday. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

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Musser, Miriam S. Zeiset, 75, of Lebanon, PA died November 5, 2013, at the Mount Joy Hospice & Community Care, after a year long battle with cancer. Born in Ephrata, PA on February 18, 1938, to Ivan M. and Sadie N. Snyder Zeiset. She was the wife of Samuel G. Musser. In May they celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary.

She was also a member of the Fairhaven Mennonite Church, Myerstown.

Survived by her husband, Samuel and sons Samuel Ray, Glenn L., husband of Debra Musser and Stephen L. husband of Rachel Musser all of Lebanon; brother Ivan E. Zeiset of Ephrata; sister Edna Good of Denver; 8 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother David Zeiset and sisters Emma Eby and Sadie Horst.

Funeral service was November 10, 2013, at the Lebanon Valley Mennonite Church, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Myer, Ruth M. Esbenshade
, 101, of Landis Homes, Lititz, PA died Sept. 24, 2013. Born 1912 in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Adam D. and Mary H. Denlinger Esbenshade. She was the wife of the late I. Willard Myer. She was a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church.

Survived by: a daughter, Almeda J., wife of Mahlon Shenk, of Lititz; sons, Wilmer E., husband of Martha Myer, of Cocolamus, Donald L., husband of Blanche Myer, of Lancaster, and Dale E., husband of Glenna Sue Myer, of Aurora, Ohio; 16 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; and a sister, Anna Hoover, of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willard and a grandson, Greg Myer; a great-granddaughter; a great-grandson; a brother, A. Wilmer Esbenshade; and sisters, Ella Hostetter and Mabel Shertzer.

A memorial service was Sept. 30, 2013, at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-in-Hand, PA.

Source: Lewistown Sentinal Lewistown, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler


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