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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.

2013  W to Z


Waltner, Martha Fast ; . . Weaver, Anna Mary Kauffman ; . . Weaver, Bertha M. VanPelt Steiner ; . . Weaver, David E. ; . . Weaver, Elizabeth "Irene" Lehman ; . . Weaver, Erma H. Nolt ; . . Weaver, Etta C. ; . . Weaver, Ezra M. ; . .  Weaver, Florence E.; . . Weaver, Grace B. Martin ; . . Weaver, J. Clyde ; . . Weaver, Joseph; . . Weaver, June Marie Collins ; . . Weaver, Leonard Earl ; . . Weaver, Lois E. Longenecker ; . . Weaver, Lowell E. ; . . Weaver, Martin H.; . . Weaver, Mary Zeiset Weaver ; . . Weaver, Paul H. ; . . Weaver, Pauline Elizabeth Brendle ; . . Weaver, Ralph N. ; . . Weaver, Raymond S.; . . Weaver, Rebecca A. Good ; . . Weaver, Sadie G. Witmer ; . . Weaver, Shirley A. Brubaker ; . . Weaver, Stephen L. ; . . Weaver, Verna M. Gehman ; . . Weaver, Wendall H. ; . . Weber, John Irwin ; . . Weber, Leroy G. ; . . Wehner, Carl O. ; . . Wehner, Wanda L. Ponder ; . . Weirich, Levi S. ; . . Weldy, Dwight E.; . . Wenger, Anna Frances "Fran" Zimmerman ; . . Wenger, Anna H. Gehman ; . . Wenger, Cloyd N.; . . Wenger, Emma Z. Sensenig ; . . Wenger, Joseph High; . . .Wenger, Kathryn D. Bomberger ; . . Wenger, Lydia M.; . . Wenger, Sandra J. Koehler ; . . Wenger, Warren Wilson ; . . Wengerd, Jesse ; . . Wengerd, Susie J. Weaver ; . . Wert, Harold William ; . . White, Helen Horst ; . . Widrick Betty R. Roggie ; . . Wiebe, Howard Ray ; . . Wiebe, Vera Mae Yoder ; . . Wingard, Wilma S. Schrock ; . . Witmer, Daniel Rhodes ; . . Witmer, Joseph Daniel ; . . Witmer, Ray B. ; . . Witmer, Robert L. ; . . Witmer, Vera Horst ; . . Wogomon, Edith J. Klopfenstein ; . . Yoder, Alvin D. ; . . Yoder, Amanda Beachy ; . . Yoder, Amanda J. Hochstetler ; . . Yoder, Amelia M. Swantz ; . . Yoder, Amos C. ; . . Yoder, April Heather ; . . Yoder, Barbara D. Hochstetler ; . .Yoder, Ben J. ; . . Yoder, Chris H. ; . .Yoder Daniel A. ; . . Yoder, Daniel C. ; . . Yoder, Delbert L. ; . . Yoder, Duane ; . . Yoder, Elizabeth A. ; . . Yoder, Fannie Y. Kurtz ; . . Yoder, Fronie A. Yoder ; . . Yoder, Hazel Marie Smucker ; . . Yoder, Henry B. ; . . Yoder, Irma M. Miller ; . . Yoder, Lee I.; . . Yoder, Leon Jay ; . . Yoder, Lois Irene Johns ; . . Yoder, Minnie Gingerich ; . . Yoder, Monroe J. ; . . Yoder, Priscilla Glick ; . . Yoder, Robert K.Yoder ; . . Rudy C. ; . . Yoder, Ryan Dale ; . . Yoder, Viola E. Yutzy ; . . Yontz, Fern Leinbach ; . . Zehr, Clarence Daniel ; . . Zeiset, Elva S. Kurtz ; . . Zimmerli, Dorothy Patricia Joyner ; . . Zimmerman, Adin N. ; . . Zimmerman, Amos H.; . . Zimmerman, Catharine Louise Witmer ; . . Zimmerman, Esther M. Shirk ; . . Zimmerman, George M. ; . . Zimmerman, Grace Leicy ; . . Zimmerman, Harvey S. ; . . Zimmerman, John Musser; . . Zimmerman, Lloyd Martin ; . . Zimmerman, Maynard C. ; . . Zimmerman, Ruth Elizabeth Snader ; . . Zimmerman, Seth D. ; . . Zimmerman, Taylor Faith ; . . Zimmerman, Walter M. ; . . Zook, Jonathan L. ; . . Zoss, Ronald E. ; . .

Waltner, Martha Fast
, 92, of Freeman, Turner Co., SD, died September 4, 2013 at the same place. She was born May 26, 1921 at Goessel, Marion Co., KS, to Isaac and Aganetha (Unruh) Fast. On August 11, 1952 at Goessel she was married to Homer E. Waltner, who was born November 3, 1919 and died June 29, 2004.

Surviving are children, Everett (Margie), and Geraldine (John) Butkus; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four sisters-in-law, LaNae Waltner, Ruby Waltner, Belva Unruh, and Naomi Fast.

A son, Isaac Waltner, a brother, Menno Fast, a sister and brother-in-law, Selma and Milton Schmidt, and three brothers-in-law, Don Waltner, Laverne Waltner, and Verney Unruh preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 9, 2013 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Anna Mary Kauffman
, of Womelsdorf, PA, died Saturday, May 11, 2013, at the age of 85 years, 8 months, 14 days. She was the wife of the late Ivan M. Weaver. Born in Juniata Co., PA, on August 25, 1927, she was the daughter of the late Boyd and Lydia Wert Kauffman. She was a member of the Bernville Mennonite Church.

She is survived by two stepsons, Wilmer Weaver, husband of Terrey, Mifflinburg, PA, Irvin Weaver, husband of Nancy, Womelsdorf, PA; five stepdaughters, Esther Mae, wife of Marvin Witmer, Romulus, NY, Arlene, wife of David Wiens, Harrisonburg, VA, Rebecca, wife of Robert Kreider, Jonestown, PA, Rachel, wife of Jonas Stoltzfus, Pine Grove, PA, Eunice, wife of Paul Sensenig, Richland, PA; 31 grandchildren, and 83 great grandchildren; one sister, Thelma Kauffman Kauffman, wife of Laban Kauffman, Richfield, PA; one brother-in-law, Marcus Lehman, Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA; two sisters-in-law, Wilma Kauffman, Mifflintown, PA, and Ruth Kauffman, Ephrata, PA, and 18 nieces & nephews and numerous great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by three brothers, Raymond, Robert, and Chester, and two sisters, Esther and Fern, and one step daughter, Joyce Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 17, 2013, at 10 AM at the Richland Mennonite Church. Viewing will be held on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the church. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is handling the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/13/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Bertha M. VanPelt Steiner

DALTON -- Bertha M. (VanPelt) (Steiner) Weaver, 80, 4564 S. Wenger Road, Dalton, passed away Monday morning, March 4, 2013, at her home, lovingly surrounded by family after a period of declining health.

She was born near Columbiana on March 21, 1932, to Charles and Iva (Witmer) VanPelt. In her youth she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior, and was a member of County Line Mennonite Church.

Friends may call Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at County Line Mennonite Church, 19199 Church Road, Dalton 44618.

Services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at County Line Mennonite Church, with the ministry of County Line Mennonite Church officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton, is handling arrangements.

On April 10, 1955, she married Paul Steiner. He died Oct. 19, 1973. To this union were born seven sons and three daughters, Susan (Lloyd) Steiner of Dalton, Charles (Donna) Steiner of Shiloh, Rebecca (Tim) Amstutz of Dalton, Marcus (Rhoda) Steiner of Cambridge Springs, Pa., Allen (Anna Mary) Steiner of

Shiloh, James (Mary Ann) Steiner of Smithville, Elmer (Dorothy) Steiner of Dalton, Carl (Crystal) Steiner of Plainview Texas, Timothy and Rhoda Steiner of the home.

On Dec. 17, 1988, she married Elmer Weaver, who preceded her in death by six months and was the widower of the late Esther (Koppes) Weaver. Also surviving are two stepdaughters and three stepsons, Marvin (Lorraine) Weaver of Orrville, Merle (Alice) Weaver of Wooster, Marilyn (Barry) Horst of Sauk Centre, Minn., Miriam (Wilmer) Nolt of Ashland, and Milton (Sue) Weaver of Wooster.

She is also survived by two sisters and four brothers, Roy VanPelt of Kidron, David VanPelt of Columbiana, Loretta (Marvin) Good of Dalton, Emma Ruth Walker of Rittman, Joseph VanPelt of Salem, Ivan VanPelt of Columbiana; 110 grandchildren and 72 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; a brother; a granddaughter; and a step-great-granddaughter.

The family wishes to thank all those who have expressed deeds of kindness during the decline of our mother's health and passing. God bless each of you for praying.

The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
March 6, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, David E.
, 85, of Honey Brook, PA died Sept. 28, 2013 from injuries sustained in an auto accident. Born 1928 in Union Grove, PA to David N. and Frances (Hoover) Weaver. He was married to Elsie (Hartz) Weaver for 64 years. He was a member Conestoga Mennonite Church.

Survived by his wife Elsie and a son, Kenneth Weaver of Blue Ball; four daughters, Doris, married to Wendell Lantz of Paoli, IN, Linda, married to L. Ronald Hohl of Morgantown, Susan, married to Eugene Supplee of Coudersport, and Joyce, married to Mark Shanaman of Morgantown; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Martin of Narvon; and a brother, John, married to Margaret (Martin) Weaver of West Chester.

Preceding him in death is a brother, Hoover Weaver; and a sister, Florence Weaver.

Funeral service was Oct. 5 at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, Morgantown, PA with the Reverend Robert Petersheim officiating. Interment was in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Weaver, David E., 85, of Honey Brook, died Saturday, Sept. 28 from injuries sustained in an auto accident.

Born in Union Grove, PA he was the son of the late David N. and Frances (Hoover) Weaver. He was married to Elsie (Hartz) Weaver for 64 years.

David was a farmer most of his life. In his early years he was a supervisor for D.H.I.A. in Lancaster and Chester counties. In his retirement he delivered car parts in the Morgantown area. He was a member Conestoga Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a son, Kenneth Weaver of Blue Ball; four daughters, Doris, married to Wendell Lantz of Paoli, IN, Linda, married to L. Ronald Hohl of Morgantown, Susan, married to Eugene Supplee of Coudersport, and Joyce, married to Mark Shanaman of Morgantown; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Martin of Narvon; and a brother, John, married to Margaret (Martin) Weaver of West Chester.

Preceding him in death is a brother, Hoover Weaver; and a sister, Florence Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, 2779 Main St., Morgantown with the Reverend Robert Petersheim officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/30/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Elizabeth "Irene" Lehman
, 103, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died November 22,2013 at the same place. She was born January 23, 1910 at Bilaspur, India to Clifford and Lydia Lehman. She was married to Edwin Weaver, who is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Jerry (Cathy) Weaver, eleven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Carolyn Esch, and Betty Shima a sister, Carolyn Bender, and a brother, Waldo Lehman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held December 21, 2013 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in East Lawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

Submitted by: Donna Koehn, Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Elizabeth Irene Weaver was born January 23, 1910, in Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India, to Mennonite missionaries Martin Clifford Lehman and Lydia (Leichty) Lehman. She passed away at the age of 103 on November 22, 2013 in Hesston, Kansas.

Along with her husband, Irene was a missionary for many years in India and Africa under Mennonite Board of Missions and Africa Inter-Mennonite Mission.

From Irene's obituary, "Whether over a meal of rice and curry, or sharing a cup of chai, or mending the clothes of the village women, or sharing her stories; whether in India, or Nigeria, or Ghana, or Botswana, or Hesston; to the end of her life she simply loved people in God's kingdom."

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edwin; daughters, Carolyn Esch, in 2001 and Betty Shima, in Feb 1987; brother, Waldo J. Lehman, M.D.; and her sister, Carolyn Lydia Bender.

Memorial service will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.

Memorial gifts in her honor can be sent to Mennonite Mission Network, Finance Office, 3145 Benham Ave, Elkhart, IN 46517 and/or to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund, 200 W Cedar, Hesston, KS 67062 in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston, Kansas.

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Irene Weaver

Whether over a meal of rice and curry, or sharing a cup of chai, or mending the clothes of the village women, or sharing her stories; whether in India, or Nigeria, or Ghana, or Botswana, or Hesston; to the end of her life, Irene Weaver simply loved people into God's kingdom.

She was born in Bilaspur, India, on Jan. 23, 1910, and passed away Nov. 22, 2013.

Her parents, Clifford and Lydia Lehman; her sister, Carolyn Bender; her brother, Waldo Lehman; her husband, Edwin Weaver; her daughter, Carolyn Esch; and her daughter, Betty Shima, all preceded her in death.

Still living are: son, Jerry and wife, Cathy, Kansas; son-in-law, Vic Esch, Colorado; Carolyn and Vic's children: Rod Esch and wife, Cindy, Colorado, Linda Bontrager, Colorado; Betty and Ray's children: Mike Shima, Colorado, Deb Rose and husband, Rick, Colorado, Tom Shima and wife, Stephanie, Texas, Doug Shima and wife, Michelle, Kansas, Rod Shima and wife, Lan, Massachusetts; Jerry and Cathy's children: David and wife, Emily, Kansas, Bruce and wife, Lori, Kansas, Rick and wife, Jill, Kansas; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A service to celebrate her life will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston. Burial will be in the Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston.

Memorial gifts in her honor can be sent to Mennonite Mission Network, Finance Office, 3145 Benham Ave., Elkhart, IN 46517, and/or to Schowalter Villa Good Samaritan Fund, 200 W. Cedar, Hesston, KS 67062, in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.

Published in The Kansan from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Erma H. Nolt
, 61, of Jonestown, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. She passed away peacefully at home after a short battle with bone cancer. Erma was the wife of Noah K. Weaver.

Born in Stevens, PA, on November 7, 1951, she was the daughter of Allen S. Nolt and the late Mary H. Nolt. She worked at the Countryside Christian Community Home and was a member of Hamlin Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by children, Marlin N. husband of Marilyn (Leid) Weaver of Lebanon, Rosene N. wife of Arthur M. Martin of Fleetwood, PA, and Burnell N. husband of Crystal (Weaver) Weaver of Lebanon; seven grandchildren, Marla, Marvin, Marcus, Shawn, Marie, Marcel & Shirley; five brothers, Mervin husband of Ruby Nolt of Apple Creek, OH, Glenn husband of Ruth Ann Nolt of Dalton, OH, Leon husband of Anna Mary Nolt of Stevens, PA, Ray husband of Nancy Nolt and Luke husband of Janice Nolt, both of Ephrata, PA; sister, Mary Ellen wife of Abram Zimmerman of Ephrata, PA.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Irene Nolt.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the Fairview Reception Center, 141 Jackson Rd., Lebanon. Funeral services will be held on Monday 9:30 a.m. at -Hamlin Mennonite Church, 2284 Mt. Zion Rd., Lebanon. Bishop Leonard Brubaker, Bishop Paul Nolt, Bishop Frank Horning and Minister Nathan Martin will be officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory are in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/15/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Etta C.

March 9, 1915 - Jan. 26, 2013

WAKARUSA - Etta C. Weaver, 97, Wakarusa, formerly of Goshen, died at 6:45 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor.

She was born March 9, 1915, in Harrison Township to John F. and Clara Etta (Dausman) Buzzard. She married Otis L. Weaver on Feb. 22, 1936. He died May 1, 1997.

Surviving are children Charlene (Donald) Farmwald, Carolyn Graber and Jan (Gary) Ramer, all of Goshen, Kenneth (Dolores) Weaver of Middlebury and Ron (Shirleen) Weaver of Wakarusa; 13 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were a great-grandson; brothers Mearl, Carl, Wayne and Harold Buzzard; and sisters Lela Yoder, Gladys Yoder and Marian Sellers.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, 2013, and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m service Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013, all at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church or to World Missionary Press.

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
Jan. 29 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Weaver, Etta C. Buzzard, 97, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died January 26, 2013 at the same place. She was born March 9, 1915 at Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN to John F. and Clara Etta (Dausman) Buzzard. On February 22, 1936 she was married to Otis L. Weaver, who died May 1, 1997.

Surviving are children, Charlene (Donald) Farmwald; Carolyn Graber; Jan (Gary) Ramer; Kenneth (Dolores) Weaver; and Ron (Shirleen) Weaver; 13 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, and one great great grandchild.

Four brothers, Mearl Buzzard, Carl Buzzard, Wayne Buzzard, and Harold Buzzard and three sisters, Lela Yoder, Gladys Yoder, and Marian Sellers preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2013 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Gwen Hernley, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Ezra M.
, 73, of Bowmansville, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born in West Cocalico Twp. he was the son of the late Ivan and Amanda (Martin) Weaver. He was married 52 years on March 4 to Edith M. (Martin) Weaver.

Ezra worked most of his life as a brick layer for Weaver's Masonry in Ephrata. More recently he worked in the shoe department at Weaver's Store in Fivepointville.

He was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Lucille, married to Ray Fox of New Holland, Larry, married to Melissa (Martin) Weaver of Denver, Linda, married to Earl Rissler of California, MO, Marlene, married to James Rissler of Mt. Pleasant Mills, and Nevin, married to Rachel (Weiler) Weaver of Mohnton; 24 grandchildren; 8 great grandsons; four brothers and a sister, Abram, married to Irene (Martin) Weaver of Newville, Ivan, married to Lena Mae (Redcay) Weaver of Newmanstown, Harvey, married to Naomi (Kurtz) Weaver of Bernville, Lavina Weaver of Newmanstown, and Clarence, married to Marian (Good) Weaver of Myerstown; and a sister-in-law, Laura (Musser) Weaver of Myerstown.

Preceding him in death are two brothers, Samuel and Emmanuel Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, July 23 at 8:45 a.m. at the Martindale Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church with the Bishop Leon S. Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Monday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Martindale Fellowship Center. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/22/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Florence E.
, 87, formerly of East Earl, died Friday, January 11, [2013] at Ephrata Manor. Born in Union Grove, she was the daughter of the late David N. and Frances B. (Hoover) Weaver.

Florence studied piano for 20 years and taught it for 50 years. In 2006, she wrote a booklet, "Reflections and Praises." She memorized much Scripture in her lifetime and was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three siblings: Kathryn Martin, Reinholds; David Weaver, Honey Brook; and John Weaver, West Chester.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Hoover Weaver.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 19, at 2 p.m. at Weaverland Mennonite Church. A visitation will take place at the church on Saturday from 1:30-2 p.m. At Florence's request, burial will be private in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/9/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler



Weaver, Grace B. Martin
, 88, formerly of Palmyra passed away Friday, November 15, 2013 at Hill Farm Estate, Annville.

Born June 7, 1925 in East Earl, Lancaster, she was a daughter of the late Phares B. and Susie M. (Bauman) Martin.

The widow of Harold M. Weaver in 2000, she was also preceded in death by a son Glenn Weaver.

She was a former employee of Achenbach Restaurant, Hershey, Risser's Farm Market, Annville, and worked with her husband at Weavers Farm Service, Campbelltown. A member of Palmyra Church of the Brethren, she volunteered at the Caring Cupboard, Palmyra, helped serve free meals in Lebanon and enjoyed bowling and cooking for her family.

Surviving are her children Dale Weaver of Palmyra, Harold Weaver of Annville, Susan Leonard of Harrisburg, Mary Zellers of Palmyra, Naomi Jones of Palmyra and Bruce Weaver of Roswell, Georgia; 13 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held 2:30 PM Friday, November 22, 2013 at her church, 45 North Chestnut Street, Palmyra preceded by a visitation from 1:00 PM. Private interment will be in Gravel Hill Cemetery, Palmyra.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/17/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, J. Clyde
, 79, of Landis Homes, Lititz, formerly of Baltimore, MD, went home with the Lord on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 after a long illness. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Harvey and Ella (Lefever) Weaver.

He is survived by Edna Denlinger Weaver, his loving wife of 57 years; three daughters: Marilyn Weaver Sonnie, Stamford, CT, Gloria (Steve) Stover, Huntsville, AL, Carol (Stephen) Good, Reading, PA; two sons: J. Michael (Sue) Weaver, Baltimore, MD, Jeffrey (Laura ) San Antonio, TX; eleven grandchildren; three brothers, Ralph (Carol) Weaver, Melvin (Marian) Weaver, Irvin (Dorothy) Weaver and one sister, Ruth (Daniel) Stoltzfus, Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by a sister, Arlene Weaver.

Clyde was the co-founder of Pine Heights Commercial Kitchen Service, retiring in 2004. He was known as the man who could "fix anything." He was a deacon for 23 years at Wilkens Ave. Mennonite Church in Baltimore, MD, and faithfully taught Sunday School and Bible School. He was currently a member at Millport Mennonite Church Leola.

A viewing will be held at Landis Homes West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 6-8 PM. A memorial service will take place at Millport Mennonite Church, 820 Log Cabin Rd., Leola, on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 11 AM. Family will greet friends 10-11 AM at the church. -Burial will be private. -Messages to the family may be sent to [email protected] gmail.com. Contributions in Clyde's memory may be made to Mt. Clare Christian School, Vincent St., Baltimore, MD 21223 (online at www.mountclarechristian.org) or to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. Furman Home for Funerals, Leola.

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



Weaver, Joseph
, 90, of Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA died January 17, 2013 at the same place. He was born February 22, 1922.

Services were held January 22, 2013 at Bareville Church of the Brethren Cemetery, Bareville, Lancaster Co., PA.

Submitted by: Christy Kauffman, Landisville
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, June Marie Collins
, 83, of Harrisonburg, VA., died August 2, 2013. She was born on June 24, 1930 in Uniontown, Pennsylvania to Edward Clarence and Edith Blough Collins. On June 11, 1953, she married Kenneth J. Weaver who survives. She was a member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church for over 60 years.

Survived by her husband Kenneth and four children, Carol Eberly and husband Wendell of Harrisonburg; Jim Weaver and wife Susan of Grottoes; Bill Weaver and wife Dawn of Charlottesville; Don Weaver and wife Pam of Hesston, Kansas; a brother, Ronald Collins and wife Betty Lou of Carlsbad, New Mexico; a sister Marlene Showalter and husband Donald of Broadway; eight grandchildren, Cynthia Morris and husband Matt, Jennifer Freed and husband Tim, Brian Weaver and wife Stephanie, Katie Weaver, Benjamin Weaver, Rachel Weaver, Kara Ebersole and husband Drew, Julie Landis and husband Kendall; three great grandchildren, Brooke Morris, Blake Morris, Elizabeth Freed; and two step great grandchildren, Symphony and Trinity Brennan.

She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Collins and wife Barrie.

A memorial service was August 6, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

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



Weaver, Leonard Earl
, 60, of Myerstown, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the husband of Rose M. Dettwiler. They had celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary.

Born in Norfolk, VA on March 15, 1952 he was the son of Oliver K. and Alverda M. Yoder Weaver. He was a member of Harmony Christian Fellowship Church, Myerstown. Leonard was a self employed mechanic and he and Rose fostered 30 children during his lifetime.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his sons Jonathan E. Weaver and wife Naomi of Wendell, ID, David O. Weaver and wife Joy of Listowel, ON and Joel L. Weaver of English, IN; daughters Hannah R. Weaver of Honduras CA and Amanda M. Weaver of Myerstown; brothers Kenneth E. Weaver and wife Kathy of Intercourse, PA, Homer L. Weaver and wife Barbara of Clair MI, W. Wayne Weaver and wife Marie of Kokomo MS, James L. Weaver and wife Mary Susan of Stoystown, John D. Weaver and wife Ruth of Delta, CO, Paul J. Weaver and wife Karen of Ovid, NY and Delbert R. Weaver and wife Stella of Delta, CO; sisters Marie A. Weaver of Stoystown, S. Grace Weaver of Lebanon, Judith E. wife of Warren Kurtz of Hillsdale, M. Ellen Yannayon of Belvidere, TN, Esther F. wife of James Halteman of Lebanon, Martha J. wife of Nathan Halteman of Lebanon, and Rachel F. wife of Steve Johnson of Palmyra; grandchildren Larry E., Carl E., Candice M., Lisa R., Kalinda J., Tyrell D. and Jodi L. Weaver. He was preceded in death by his parents Oliver K. and Alverda M. (Yoder) Weaver, a son James M. Weaver and brother-in-law James Yannayon

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at 10 AM at the Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Swatara Rd., Myerstown. Viewing will be Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the Harmony Christian Fellowship Church, 30 Swatara Rd., Myerstown and prior to the service on Tuesday.

Arrangements by Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, PA.

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



Weaver, Lois E. Longenecker

MIDDLEBURG - Lois E. Weaver, 57, of 536 Walnut Acres Road, went home to be with Jesus on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, after a five-year courageous battle with brain cancer. Her parting was peaceful, surrounded by her loved ones.

She was born Feb. 29, 1956, in Harrisburg, a daughter of the late Paul and Miriam (Groff) Longenecker. On Oct. 11, 1975, she married Ernest L. Weaver who survives. He lovingly and faithfully cared for her truly in sickness and in health.

Lois was a member of Millmont Mennonite Church where she was involved in sewing circle and Sunday school.

She dearly loved her grandchildren spending quality time taking walks, reading books and planning tea parties. Her hobbies included singing, collecting turtles and caring for her many beautiful flowerbeds.

Surviving in addition to her husband of nearly 38 years, are two sons and daughters-in-law, Mark and Jean Weaver, of Middleburg, and Lyle and Chrissy Weaver, of Watsontown; three daughters and sons-in-law, Heidi and Wes Schrock, of Lebanon, N.H., Amy and Byran Smucker, of Hamilton, Ohio, and Bethany and Jesse Martin, of Milton; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Alvin and Ada Longenecker, of Lewisburg, Roy and Arleta Longenecker, of Mifflinburg, and Ernest and Doris Longenecker, of Rock Stream, N.Y.; four sisters and brothers-in-law, Rhoda and Fred Stoltzfus, of Lewisburg, Elsie and Jacob Shenk, of Hanover, Miriam and Paul "Pete" Stoltzfus, of Lewisburg, and Esther and Jay Burkholder, of Washingtonville; and 12 grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, followed by the funeral at 10, at Millmont Mennonite Church, 1310 Millmont Road, with Nate Reiff, Jay Burkholder and David Swartzentruber officiating.

Burial will be in the Millmont Mennonite Cemetery with Roy Longenecker serving.

Contributions in memory of Lois may be made to Evangelical Hospice, One Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Funeral arrangements by Roupp Funeral Home, Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 9/18/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Lowell E.

Nov. 30, 1925-April 12, 2013

GOSHEN - Lowell E. Weaver, 87 passed away surrounded by his family and friends at 3:42 p.m. on Friday, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

He was born on Nov. 30, 1925, in Wakarusa to Oscar and Inez (Wenger) Weaver.

On Feb. 27, 1949 in Wakarusa he married Barbara E. Schrock, she survives. They lived most of the married life in the Middlebury area.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Tom (Barbara) Weaver, Goshen and Steve (Susan) Weaver, Salt Lake City, Utah; two daughters, Rebecca (Gary) Cline, Swoope, Va. and Patricia Weaver of California; nine grandchildren, five great grandchildren; a sister, Anna Hunsberger, Goshen; two brothers, Robert (Joann) Weaver, Goshen, and Glenn (Sara) Weaver, Middlebury.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Fern Witmer.

Lowell was a carpenter by trade, he was the owner/operator of Weaver's Woodcraft Cabinet Shop, Middlebury and did other construction work and woodworking projects. He was a charter member of Bonneyville Mennonite Church, Middlebury in which he helped to construct the original church building.

He loved music and was active in the Old Tyme Music Makers and other various quartet groups.

He had a love for the outdoors and enjoyed spending time fishing, camping and riding his Gold Wing Motorcycle with many local couples. As a young man, Lowell serves his CPS in the Dakotas building dams and later in life he served on many mission trips.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main St., Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by the Revs. Marcella Hershberger and Eldon Stoltzfus.

Burial will be at a later date in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to Bonneyville Mennonite Church.

Goshen News, Goshen, IN
April 13, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Martin H.
92, of New Holland, formerly of Blue Ball, PA died January 1, 2013 at Garden Spot Village.

He and his wife, Vera (Buchen) Weaver, would have celebrated their 71st wedding anniversary today.

Born 1920 in East Earl, PA to David H. and Cora (Heller) Weaver. A retired farmer, he started the Broiler Grower Contracts at the former Victor F. Weaver Company. He founded Quality Custom Cabinetry in 1968 and Bareville Design where he worked until 1999 when he partially retired. He was also one of the founders of Garden Spot Village and had served on the board of the village. Martin put his faith in Jesus Christ and was a wonderful example of Christian living to his family and those who knew him. He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church where he taught Sunday School class for 40 years. In his earlier years, he led worship and singing, was on the long-range planning committee of the church, served as the Brotherly Aid representative, and was an Eastern Mennonite Missions representative.

Survived by his wife Vera, and four children: Marlene married to Kenneth B. Buckwalter, Ephrata; Faye married to Glenn L. Good, Leola; Donna married to Mark B. Van Scyoc, Leola; and Jerry B. married to Linda (Seiple) Weaver, Leola; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a son, Galen, and five siblings: Victor F. Weaver, Raymond H. Weaver, Ruth H. Good, Etta Musser and Susie Good.

A memorial service was January 5, at 3 p.m. at the Garden Spot Village Chapel with Bishop C. Kenneth Martin and Chaplain Chester E. Yoder officiating. Private interment will be in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Weaver, Mary Zeiset Weaver

MIFFLINBURG - Mary Zeiset Weaver, 71 years 9 months, of Lewisburg, passed away at 10:15 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013, at her residence.

She was born on Jan. 17, 1942, in East Earl Twp., Lancaster County, a daughter of the late Allen M. and Anna (Zeiset) Weaver. On Nov. 15, 1962, in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., she married Paul Zimmerman Weaver, who survives.

Mrs. Weaver along with her husband owned and operated Weaver's Plant Farm of 30 years.

She was a member of Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church.

Surviving, in addition to her husband, are six daughters and five sons-in-law, Grace W. wife of Edwin Reiff, of Fortuna, Mo., LouElla W. wife of Lloyd Reiff, of Shippensburg, Mariana W. wife of Menno Reiff, of Mifflinburg, Esther Mae Weaver, of Mifflinburg, Regina W. wife of Montana Spaid, of Mifflinburg, Ruth Arlene wife of Ervin Martin, of New Hampton, Iowa; three sons and three daughters-in-law, Eugene and Tangee Weaver, of Mifflinburg, Nelson and Jessica Weaver, of Mifflinburg, John David and Emma Weaver, of Mifflinburg; 42 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren; six sisters and five brothers-in-law, Katie wife of Harvey Fox, of Denver, Pa, Lydia wife of Joseph Reiff, of Ephrata, Pa, Ella wife of Amos Weaver, of Lititz, Pa, Anna Mae wife of Paul Ivan Martin, of Wakarusa, Ind., Esther wife of Leroy Zimmerman, of Greenwich, Ohio, Lucy Z. Shirk, of East Earl, Pa.; three brothers, Earl Z. Weaver, of East Earl, Pa, Lawrence Z. Weaver, of Lancaster, Wis., and Paul Z. Weaver of Shippensburg; and her stepmother, Esther Z. Weaver, of East Earl, Twp., Lancaster Co.

She was preceded in death by one brother, John Daniel Weaver.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday at the Former Beaver Run Country Store, 3141 Beaver Run Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church, with Bishop Ezra Zimmerman, Nathaniel Reiff, Edward Burkholder, Eli Burkholder John David Sensenig, Amos Nolt, officiating.

Burial will be in the Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery. Serving as casket bearers will be; Eldon Reiff, Shawn Reiff, Tyson Reiff, Joshua Weaver, Seth Reiff, and Tanner Spaid.

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

Sunbury Daily Item - 10/19/2013
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Paul H.
, 100, formerly of Akron and Ephrata, passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013, at Landis Homes.

He was born in Bowmansville to the late Martin M. and Ellen (Horning) Weaver and was the husband of the late Norma (Landis) Weaver.

Paul was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church, where he was a Deacon for 37 years. During his working years, he farmed and had a produce stand at the former Ephrata Farmers Market and later was employed at the former Hollinger's Market. He and his wife Norma volunteered at the Friendship Community from 1974-1975. He was very positive, always had a word of encouragement and was a peacemaker.

He is survived by his children, Luke, husband of Rodella (Kurtz) Weaver of Shade Gap, Miriam, wife of John Buckwalter of Lititz, Lois, wife of Elvin Martin of Kinzers, Jane Herr of -Brownstown, Eunice, wife of Don Warfel of Waxhaw, NC, Esther, wife of Roland Shorter of Lancaster; 17 grandchildren and 35 great grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his siblings, Daniel Weaver, Isaac Weaver, Martin Weaver, Hettie Wenger, Lizzie Kreider and Ellen Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 2, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bethany Chapel West at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz. An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 3, from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 Metzler Road, Ephrata, followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m., with Pastors Nevin Horning and Richard Buch officiating. Interment will take place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paul's memory may be made to the Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522 or Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

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

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



Weaver, Pauline Elizabeth Brendle

March 20, 1918-Feb. 11, 2013

NAPPANEE - Pauline Elizabeth (Brendle) Weaver, 94, died Monday at 1:55 a.m. at her daughter's residence.

She was born March 20, 1918 in East Earl, Pa., to Israel W. and Leah S. (Martin) Brendle. She graduated from New Holland High School and moved to Nappanee in 1948 from Pennsylvania.

Pauline married Isaac G. Weaver Nov. 2, 1941 in Lancaster County, Pa. He preceded her in death on July 4, 1989.

She worked with her husband in farming and was a homemaker. She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church in New Paris and enjoyed contributing to the Sewing Circle there. She also enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by her son, Kenneth L. (Janet) Weaver of Fort Wayne; daughters, Pauline W. (Cary) Habegger and Connie L. (Dennis) Stichter, both of Lebanon, Pa., and Charlotte A. (Mike Hoover) Weaver of Goshen; daughter-in-law, Sherry Weaver of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ethel Brendle of Lititz, Pa., Louisa Lehman of Lancaster, Pa., Ruth Kauffman of Ephrata, Pa., and Marian (Darrel) Hostetler of Goshen; and sister-in-law, Alma Brendle of Goodville, Pa.

She was preceded in death by a son, Leon B. Weaver, who died Sept. 2, 2001; brother, Melvin Brendle; and sisters, Irma Hoober and Arlene Martin.

Friends and family may call Friday from 3 to 8 p.m. at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and Saturday one hour prior to the 2 p.m. service at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen. The Rev. Terrill Yoder of Salem Mennonite Church will lead the service.

Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Salem Mennonite Church for the Women's Sewing Circle.

Online condolences may be shared at www.tlyfh.com.

Goshen News, Goshen, IN
Feb. 13, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Ralph N.
, 75, of Reading, entered into rest unexpectedly on Thursday, February 7, 2013, at the Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Hinkletown, he was the son of the late Harry R. and Anna (Nolt) Weaver and was the husband of Erla M. (Coble) Weaver; the couple would have celebrated their 52nd wedding anniversary on May 20th.

Mr. Weaver was a member of the Mohn's Hill E. C. Church, Reading. He liked riding motorcycle, and was a member of the Happy Pappys motorcycling group. Ralph enjoyed snowmobiling and fourwheeling and traveling with family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren. For 19 years, he and his wife owned and operated the former Weaver's Furniture Store, which was a mile north of Adamstown. They then operated Weaver's Antique Mall, for 16 years, in the same location until their retirement.

In addition to his wife, Ralph is survived his daughter, Connie, wife of Brian Dautrich of Mohnton; grandchildren, Rachael Dautrich and Jeremy Dautrich; a sister, Annabelle Zook of Ephrata; and a half-brother, Raymond H. Weaver of Ephrata.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Earl Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 p.m. at the Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver. An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., at the Mohn's Hill E.C. Church, 708 Mohn's Hill Road, Reading, PA where a service will held at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Richard Emery officiating. Interment will follow in the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, PA. If desired, memorial contributions in Ralph's memory may be made to American Heart Association, 610 Community Way, Lancaster, PA 17603. Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/10/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Raymond S.
, 76, of Blue Ball, died unexpectedly Thursday, January 24, 2013 at Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Noah B. and Annie (Sauder) Weaver. He was married 54 years on October 11 to Mabel (Hurst) Weaver.

Raymond was a truck driver from 1954 until his retirement in 2007 for the former Victor F. Weaver Poultry and later for Tyson Foods. He was a member of Christian Fellowship Church where he formerly served as youth leader. He enjoyed socializing, NASCAR, spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and going to the mountains.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four children, Cynthia L., married to Jerri Parmer of East Earl, Kenneth L., married to Sherry (Burkholder) Weaver of New Holland, Gerald L., married to Lynda (Zimmerman) Weaver of East Earl, and Randall J., married to Tracy (Beck) Weaver of East Earl; 13 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; two brothers, Noah B., married to Edna (Burkholder) Weaver of Manheim, and Paul M., married to Dorothy (Witmer) Weaver of Blue Ball; and a sister, Edna Mull of Ephrata.

Preceding him in death are six brothers and sisters, Ella Rutt, Jerri Weaver, Mary Heisey, Emma High, Elizabeth Burkholder, and Clarence L. Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 29, at 10 a.m. at the Christian Fellowship Church, 758 Spruce Road, New Holland with the Reverend Dr. Doug Bozung officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements with Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/26/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Rebecca A. Good
, 61, of Logan, OH died June 8, 2013 at Grant Medical Center in Columbus. OH. She was born Oct. 1, 1951 in Lima, OH to Erma Sibold Good of Logan and the late Marion E. Good. She was married to Noah C. Weaver, who survives. She was a member of the Hocking Hills Mennonite Church Logan, OH.

Survived by her sons, Brian (Beverly) Weaver, Kevin (Teresa) Weaver, Trenton (Carissa) Weaver and Troy Weaver, all of Logan; daughters, Michele Weaver of Lancaster, Pa., Karen (Jonathan) Slaymaker of Manheim, Pa. and Jennifer (Kevin) Zook of Burgettstown, Pa.; nine grandchildren; brothers, Paul Good of Logan, Tim Good of Lancaster, Phil Good of Hebron, Md., Mark Good of Logan, and Steve Good of Logan; and sisters, Judy Byler of Farmington, N.M., Esther Weaver of Logan, Anna Mary Byler of Canaan, N.Y., Mariam Yoder of Monticello, Ga. and Janna Freed of Harrisonburg, Va.

In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by her niece, Elizabeth Byler.

Funeral service was June 12, 2013 in the Hocking Hills Mennonite Church, Logan, Ohio with John Brunk officiating. Interment will be in the Hocking Hills Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hocking Co. Ohio

Source: Logan Daily News Logan, OH
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Weaver, Sadie G. Witmer
, 88, of East Earl, died Thursday, July 4, 2013 at her home.

Born in Brecknock Twp., she was the daughter of the late Samuel S. and Lavina (Good) Witmer. Her husband, Lawrence M. Weaver, died in 2004.

Sadie was a homemaker most of her life but later worked as a clerk at Hagy's Market and at Shirlee Manufacturing.

Sadie was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, served as President of the Fivepointville Fire Co. Aux. for 19 years, volunteered at the Fivepointville Ambulance for 10 years, and made a quilt for each of her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling west and into Canada.

Surviving are three sons, Warren R., married to Sharon (Weaver) Weaver of East Earl, Jay L., married to Naomi (Leaman) Weaver of Bowmansville, and Tommy D., married to Joyce (Reese) Weaver of Taneyville, MO; two daughters, L. Fern, married to Adin Leinbach of Narvon, and Velma J. Weaver of East Earl; 20 grandchildren; 59 great grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Ruth Ann (Messner) Rissler Weaver of Denver.

Preceding her in death is a son, Glen H. Weaver and his first wife, Betty (Rutt) Weaver. Sadie was the last of her immediate family.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, with the Reverend Larry Weber, Kenneth Witmer, nephew of Sadie, and the Reverend Duane Ringler officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 6-8 p.m. and on Monday from 10-11 a.m. at the Church. Contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/5/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Shirley A. Brubaker
, 79, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, March 31, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Melvin Brubaker and Emma (Good) Brubaker Weaver and was the wife of the late Franklin E. Weaver.

Shirley was a former member and past president of the Ephrata Jayn-cees and had also served as secretary for the Ephrata Diamond Jubilee. She was a homemaker and had worked as the Club Steward for the Ephrata American Legion Post #429, the Lancaster American Legion Post #34 and the Ephrata Amvets #136. Shirley had also worked at the former Ephrata Children's Shoppe. She enjoyed crocheting, -cooking for her family and collecting angels.

Shirley is survived by 5 sons, Frank E., husband of Sandra (Kachel) Weaver of Stevens, Scott A. Weaver of New Holland, D. David, husband of Donna (Brown) Weaver of Ephrata, Stanley A., husband of Lori (Wise) Weaver of Denver, D. Daniel, husband of Lisa (McQuilkin) Weaver of Stevens; 2 daughters, Doreen D. Hammer of Ephrata, Fayetta E., wife of Stephen Schwanger of Ephrata; 21 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Barry, husband of Mittie Brubaker of Jacksonville, FL, Terry, husband of Darlene Brubaker of Plains, MT; 3 sisters, Lillian Martin of New Holland, Naomi, wife of Richard Strothers of Terre Hill, Dorothy, wife of Jere Yohn of Terre Hill and a half sister, Sandy, wife of Harold Redcay of AZ.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Shannon Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 4, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Ave., Ephrata, followed by her funeral service at 11 a.m., with Pastor Rodger Hornberger officiating. Interment will take place in the Terre Hill Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

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



Weaver, Stephen L.
, 45, of 887 S. Muddy Creek Road, Stevens, died Monday, December 2, 2013 at his home after a lengthy illness.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of John Z. and Barbara (Leinbach) Weaver of Stevens. He was married to Lydia H. (Martin) Weaver.

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

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are nine children, Joanne M., married to Lawrence Brubaker of Denver, Jonathan M., Rosalyn M., Daryl M., Keith M., Brian M., Steven M., Loren M., and Kathryn M. Weaver, all at home; a granddaughter; three brothers, Timothy L., married to Lydia (Snyder) Weaver of Martinsburg, PA, Leon L., married to Mary (Nolt) Weaver of Stanley, NY, and Lloyd L., married to Doris (Zimmerman) Weaver of Stanley, NY; and two sisters, Lucille, married to Nelson Zimmerman of New Enterprise, and Linda, married to Ray H. Martin of New Holland.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 5, at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 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 at the late home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

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



Weaver, Verna M. Gehman
, 96, of Ephrata, passed away on Friday, April 5, at Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata.

She was born in West Earl Twp. to the late Jacob H. and Rebecca (Martin) Gehman and was the wife of the late Moses M. Weaver, who passed away September 19, 2004.

Verna was a member of Denver Mennonite Church, Eastern Conference, Denver.

Verna is survived by 5 children, Irene, wife of Earl White of San Antonio, TX, Evelyn, wife of James White of Beach City, OH, Elsie G., wife of Marvin Stauffer of Ephrata, Esther Mae, wife of Leland Seibel of Guatemala, and Mervin, husband of Sheila (Staub) Weaver of Stevens; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Martin Gehman and 4 sisters, Lydia Hoover, Ruth Sensenig, Esther Horst, and Marian Gehman.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 10, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Denver Mennonite Church, 95 Monroe Street, Denver. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the Denver Mennonite Church, with Bishop Harold B. Good and Ministers Luke G. Sensenig, Clarence Martin, and Ray Auker officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/8/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler



Weaver, Wendall H.
, 8 week old son of Arlin and Karen Hoover Weaver of Shippensburg, died on the afternoon of Sunday, September 1, 2013, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Alvin M. Weaver of Shippensburg; maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ivan W. Hoover of Ephrata; paternal great grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Abram M. Weaver of Newville; maternal great grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Ivan M. Weiler of Myerstown; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

His funeral service will be held 9:30 a.m., on Wednesday, September 4, 2013, at the Oakville Mennonite Church on Willis Road, Newville, with interment following in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home, 127 Fox Hill Rd., Shippensburg, PA 17257, on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/3/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weber, John Irwin
, 77, of Denver, PA, went home to be with Jesus, September 28, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born near Bowmansville, he was the son of the late Henry and Annie (Horning) Weber. He farmed as a young man and later worked for Gehman's Feed Mill in Denver, then for the former Allen G. Musser's Hardware in Bowmansville. In later years, he worked for Weaver Markets in Blainsport and then Adamstown.

Irwin taught Sunday School for a number of years at Blainsport Mennonite Church. He also loved to sing, read, collect and study maps, travel and keep daily records of the weather. He was a good provider for his family and an example for his children.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beatrice (Hoover) Weber of Denver, a son, Myron, married to Lois (Stehr) Weber of Denver; a daughter, Cheryl Weber of Mohnton; a grandson, Brad, married to Kayla (Good) Weber of Akron; as well as 24 nieces and nephews.

Besides his parents, Irwin was preceded in death by three brothers: Monroe, Howard and Lewis; four sisters: Kathryn, Mabel, Orpha and Clara; and 6 nieces and nephews.

A life Celebration Service will be held at St. Paul's Evangelical Congregational Church, 46 E. Church St., Reamstown, on Friday, October 4. Visitation will be held from 5pm-7pm and the service will begin at 7:00pm. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/30/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weber, Leroy G.
, 69, of Reinholds, Pa, died May 11, 2013. He was born on August 12, 1943 to the late Amos S. Weber and Anna Mary (Good) Weber.

He is survived by his wife Mary (Zimmerman) Weber of 49 years and 10 months; sons David Lee Weber, husband of Cindy (Martin) Weber, Robesonia, PA and Dalton L. Weber, husband of Lisa (Schnupp) Weber, Bradford, PA; daughters Delphine L. (Weber) wife of David Burkholder, Reinholds, PA; Darlene L. (Weber) wife of Gregg Wentzel, Denver, PA; D. Kelly (Weber), wife of Melvin Miller, Catlett, VA; 16 grandchildren; a sister Dorothy White, wife of Carl, Lancaster; brothers, Lester Weber, husband of Ruth, Atmore, AL and Amos Weber, husband of Mary, Sarasota, FL.

He was a member of the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church where he was very involved in the mission and activities of the church.

Funeral service was at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA May 16, 2013 with officiating ministry Larry Garman, Larry Weaver, Cleason Sensenig and Vernon Fox. Interment will take place in the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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



Wehner, Carl O.
, 83, of Cedar Falls, IA died February 19, 2013 at Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA. He was born July 28, 1929 at Hancock Co., IL to Orville L. and Doris L. (Derks) Wehner. On June 16, 1952 he was married to Wanda Lee Ponder, who was born October 25, 1929 and died March 1, 2013 (She survived him by ten days).

Surviving are children, Sherilyn (Thomas) Dekarske; Linda (John) VanVlack; and Susan Wehner (Gunter Munderloh); four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two brothers, Roland (Marilyn) Wehner, and Nelson (Joann) Wehner.

Memorial services were held February 23, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, IA.

Submitted by: Ellen Miller, Waterloo, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wehner, Wanda L. Ponder
, 83, of Cedar Falls, Black Hawk Co., IA died March 1, 2013 at Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA. She was born October 25, 1929 at Jasper Co., IA to William Joseph and Bernice (Meredith) Ponder. On June 16, 1952 she was married to Carl O. Wehner, who was born July 28, 1929 and died February 19, 2013, ten days before Wanda.

Surviving are children, Sherilyn (Thomas) Dekarske; Susan Wehner (Gunter Munderloh); and Linda (John) Van Vlack; four grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Glen (Marian) Ponder, William (Barbara) Ponder, and Leo (Terri) Ponder, and two sisters, Ruth (John) Schuck, and Bonnie Ellis.

A sister, Lois Lisk, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 5, 2013 at First United Methodist Church, Cedar Falls, IA.

Submitted by: Ellen Miller, Waterloo, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weirich, Levi S.
, 85
JAN. 30, 1928 - JULY 25, 2013

MARTINSVILLE - Levi S. Weirich went home to glory on Thursday, July 25, 2013, at his residence, surrounded by his family.

Levi was born in Middlebury, Indiana, to the late Samuel E. and Millie (Bontrager) Weirich on January 30, 1928. He was one of 13 children, six who survive, Manasses of Millersburg, Indiana, and Mary Weaver, Elizabeth Miller, Lydia Mae Ganger, Joas Weirich and Samuel Weirich Jr., all of Goshen, Indiana. He was preceded in death by brothers, Enos Weirich and Eli Weirich, and four siblings who died in infancy. He graduated from Middlebury High School in 1946. On April 26, 1947, he married Helen Vincent, who survives. They are the parents of three children, Ron Weirich and wife Vicki, of Goshen, Indiana, Crystal Chandler and husband Carl, of Martinsville, and Gordon Weirich and wife Barb, of Harrisonburg, Virginia. They have eight grandchildren, Carmen Elliott and husband Randy, Veronica Berkey and husband Gary, Cara Chandler and husband Jason Openshaw, Brad Weirich and wife Melissa, Cary Chandler and wife Michelle, Jessica Weirich, Gordon David and wife Sarah Beth and Justin Levi Weirich and wife Sarah. They have 13 great-grandchildren.

On December 1, 1953, Levi and his family moved from Middlebury, Indiana, to Mahalasville, south of Martinsville, to minister at Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church. Following many years of service at Mt. Pleasant, he was ordained to the ministry there in 1977. For the last 25 years, he was a member and servant at Bean Blossom Mennonite Church in Brown County. Levi worked for Schnaiter Lumber Co., Gaile's Gas and Electric in Morgantown, Sears Roebuck & Company in Martinsville, and retired from Indianapolis Power and Light in 1990 after 22 1/2 years of service. He was known for his ability to repair anything, his woodworking skills and furniture creation, and was always available to help a neighbor or friend. He loved to fish, golf, read, listen to gospel music, and he read many, many books to grandchildren and great-grandchildren. For years he portrayed Johnny Appleseed for first-grade classes in Martinsville. He will be greatly missed by his family and the people who were the recipients of his kindness, humor and acts of service.

Visitation will be at Costin Funeral Chapel, Martinsville, Indiana, from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, 2013, and one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday. The funeral will be on Monday, July 29, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Bean Blossom Mennonite Church, North State Road 135, Morgantown, Indiana, 46160.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Mennonite Disaster Service in care of Bean Blossom Mennonite Church.
Online condolences may be made at www.costinfuneralchapel.com.

Herald-Times (Bloomington, IN)
Sunday, July 28, 2013
Submitted by: James G. Hermsen, Indianapolis, IN



Weldy, Dwight E.
, 95, of Goshen, IN died January 12, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born January 10, 1918 to Jacob I. and Rhoda P. (Landis) Weldy in Wakarusa. He married Marjorie Conrad June 8, 1941 in Smithville, Ohio. She died August 21, 2011.

He is survived by four children, Cheryl (James) Martin, Greenwood, David (Ann) Weldy, Manclova, Ohio, Mary (tony) Clasen, West Liberty, Ohio and Ruth (Kevin) Fitz-Gerald, Lexington, Kentucky; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife of 70 years, Marjorie; a sister, Bertha Harter; and three brothers, Arthur, Eldon and Myron Weldy.

He grew up on the farm with four older siblings. He earned his MS in Music in 1950 and his Doctorate of Music in Voice Performance in 1963. In the summer of 1943 he entered Civilian Public Service for two and a half years and was released in June of 1946. He then taught for two years at South High School in Akron, Ohio and part-time at Kent State University. He began teaching at Goshen College 1948 and directed the touring choir, retiring in 1983. During two sabbaticals from Goshen College, he taught at Silliman University in the Philippines. Following his retirement he served as Music Director at First Presbyterian Church, Elkhart from 1983 to 1988. A member of College Mennonite Church, he was also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, the American Choral Directors Association, and the Chicago Singing Teachers Guild.

A memorial service was January 19, 2013 at College Mennonite Church. Pastors Phil Waite and Pamela Yoder will officiate. A family burial at Olive East Cemetery, Wakarusa,

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

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Weldy, Dwight E., 95, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., Indiana died January 12, 2013 at the same place. He was born January 10, 1918 at Wakarusa, Indiana to Jacob I. and Rhoda P. (Landis) Weldy . On June 8, 1941 at Smithville, Ohio he was married to Marjorie Conrad, who died August 21, 2011.

Surviving are children, Cherly (James) Martin; Dave (Ann) Weldy; Mary (Tony) Clasen; Ruth (Kevin) Fitz-Gerald, 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren.

A sister, Bertha Harter; and three brothers, Arthur, Eldon, and Myron Weldy preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 19, 2013 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana with burial in Olive Cemetery, Elkhart Co., Indiana.

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



Wenger, Anna Frances "Fran" Zimmerman

Oct. 4, 1933 - Feb. 2, 2013

GOSHEN - Anna Frances "Fran" Zimmerman Wenger, 79, passed away early Saturday morning, Feb. 2, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

She had battled cancer since October.

She was born Oct. 4, 1933, in Blue Ball, Pa., to Eli B. and Mary Ellen (Martin) Zimmerman.

She married Marion "Mario" Wenger on Aug. 7, 1965, in Goshen.

He survives along with a daughter, Maria Wenger of Atlanta; two sons, Joel Wenger of Fortville and Mark Wenger of Elkhart; five grandchildren; five sisters, Marian, Kathryn, Mary Jane, Ellie and Sylvia; and a brother, Raymond Zimmerman.

She was a member of College Mennonite Church. Dr. Wenger served as Director of Nursing at Goshen College.

An avid traveler, she was very interested in different cultures.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. today, Feb. 4, 2013, at College Mennonite Church where a 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, memorial service will be conducted. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with funeral arrangements.

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

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Wenger, Anna Frances "Fran" Zimmerman, 79, of Goshen, Indiana died February 2, 2013 at the same place. She was born October 4, 1933 at Blue Ball, PA to Eli B. and Mary Ellen (Martin) Zimmerman. On August 7, 1965 at Goshen, Indiana she was married to Marion R. Wenger, who survives.

Surviving are children, Mark, Joel (Julie), and Maria Wenger; five grandchildren, and siblings, Marian (Amos) Zimmerman; Kathryn (Milton) Horst; Raymond (Ada Mae) Zimmerman; Mary Jane (Isaac) Musser; Ellie (Mahlon) Oberholtzer; and Sylvia (Harold) Martin.

Memorial services were held February 6, 2013 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana with burial in College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.

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



Wenger, Anna H. Gehman
, 90, of Millmont, formerly of Millersville, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2013, at the home of her daughter, Anna, Millmont, PA.

She was born in York to the late Peter H. and Elsie (Hursh) Gehman and was the wife of the late Menno M. Wenger who passed away in 2008.

Anna was a member of the Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Lititz, of the Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by 5 sons, Isaac G., husband of Louella (Martin) Wenger of New Bloomfield, Paul G. Wenger of East Earl, Eli G., husband of Hannelore (Zimmerman) Wenger of Manheim, Menno G. Jr., husband of Alta (Kurtz) Wenger of Middleburg, Irvin G., husband of Anna Mae (Kuhns) Wenger of Three Springs; 8 daughters, Lena G. Wenger of Manheim, Martha G. Wenger of Morgantown, Elsie G., wife of Stephen Bauman of Manheim, Alta G. Wenger of Lancaster, Edith G., wife of John Meadows of Lebanon, Anna G., wife of Glen Weaver of Millmont, Alice G., wife of Clair Hostetter of NY, Ellen G., wife of Carl Harter of Lititz; 60 grandchildren; 99 great grandchildren; 4 siblings, Henry, husband of Martha Gehman of Mohnton, Naomi Nolt of Mifflinburg, Eli, husband of Hannah (Zimmerman) Gehman of Denver, CO, Rachel, wife of Martin Zimmerman of Colorado City, CO.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by an infant -daughter, Freida; a grandson, Wilson Wenger; a granddaughter, Melinda Wenger; 2 sisters, Elizabeth Burkholder, Kathryn Nolt; 3 brothers, Titus, Paul and Marvin Gehman.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 26, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Dr., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday at the Farm Crest Chapel, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference, with Bishop Melvin Horning officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/23/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Cloyd N.
, 87, of Landis Homes and formerly of Lampeter, died January 26, 2013, at his residence. Born in Brownstown, he was the son of the late Frank and Minnie Benner Wenger. He was the husband of the late Naomi Hess Wenger who died in 2005.

Cloyd was a farmer, a self employed auctioneer, and worked as a meat inspector for the USDA. He was a member of the Valley Lea Riding Club, the Circle T Riding Club, the Twin Pines Hunting Club, the Lampeter Fire Co. and the West Lampeter Fair Organization. He enjoyed his cottage in Perry County and attended the Lampeter United Methodist Church.

He is survived by four children, Ronald husband of Mary Lou Wenger of Duncannon, Frank Wenger fiancé of Anne Conant of Landisville, Sandra wife of E. Roy Kreider of Kinzer, Suzanne wife of Ronald Krause of Manheim; 10 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; sisters, Naomi Nolt of Mount Joy, Evelyn Landis of Milton. He was preceded in death by a great-grandson, Randon Kylar, sister, Mabel Moyer and a brother, Lester Wenger.

The funeral will be held Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Rd., Leola, PA at 11:00 AM. Friends may call Tuesday, 9:30-11:00 AM at the church. Interment will be in the adjacent cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Caring Fund at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz PA 17543.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/27/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Emma Z. Sensenig
, 81, of Lititz, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at Lancaster General Hospital. She was born in East Earl to the late Christian and Lydia (Zimmerman) Sensenig and was the wife of Norman Z. Wenger with whom she recently celebrated 60 years of marriage. Emma was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference. She was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 4 sons, Lester S., husband of Joyce Wenger of Terre Hill, Mervin S., husband of Elaine Wenger of Womelsdorf, Norman S. Jr., husband of Fern Wenger of New Holland and James S. Wenger at home; 3 daughters, Verna S. Wenger of Lititz, Luella S., wife of Galen Martin of Manheim, Edith S., wife of Leon Martin of Lebanon; 34 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 2 sisters, Verna Zimmerman of New Holland, Mabel, wife of Raymond Weaver of East Earl; sister-in-law, Lydia Sensenig of Terre Hill and a brother-in-law, Lester Martin of New Holland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Irene S. Wenger; a sister, Frances Martin and a brother, Amos Sensenig.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 11, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Farmcrest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Dr., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 12 at 9 AM at the Farmcrest Chapel with further services at 9:30 AM from the Groffdale Mennonite Church Weaverland Conference with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/10/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Joseph High
, two day old infant son of Joshua and Dawn (High) Wenger, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2013, at his home.

In addition to his parents, Joseph is survived by a sister, Felicity B. Wenger at home; maternal grandparents, Clair and Edna Mae (Hurst) High of Lebanon; paternal grandparents, L. Eugene and Mary Jane (Wenger) Wenger of Lititz; maternal great-grandfather, Phares Hurst of Ephrata; and paternal great-grandfathers, Lloyd Wenger of Lititz and Samuel Wenger of Lititz.

Services will be held on Monday, January 28, at 2 p.m. at the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Meadow Valley and Rettew Mill Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Lebanon Daily News - 1/26/2013
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Kathryn D. Bomberger
, 95, formerly of Lititz, PA died September 10, 2013 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster, PA. Born in Penn Twp., Lancaster Co., PA to Cyrus M. and Lydia Douple Bomberger. She was the wife of the late Noah S. Wenger who died in 1997 and her first husband; the late J. Willam Miksch Sr. She was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz, PA. She enjoyed singing with the chorus at the Mennonite Home.

Surviving is a brother, Martin husband of Verna Bomberger of Lititz, four grandsons, Ronald E. husband of Tina M., Wenger of Marietta, Larry L. husband of Donna S. Wenger of Mount Joy, J. Richard Wenger of Elizabethtown, Kenneth D. husband of Teresa Wenger of Middletown, twelve great grandchildren, seventeen great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her 2 husbands, 1st J. Willam Miksch Sr., 2nd Noah S. Wenger and a son, J. Melvin Wenger, two brothers, Homer and Phares Bomberger and three sisters, Elizabeth Groff, Anna Shelley and Amy Heisey.

Funeral service was September 13, 2013 at Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz, PA. Interment was in Stauffer Mennonite Cemetery, Conewago Township Lancaster Co., PA

Source:Buch Funeral Home,
Maheim & Mount Joy, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Wenger, Kathryn D. Bomberger, 95, formerly of West Newport Road, Lititz, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster. Born in Penn Township, she was the daughter of the late Cyrus M. and Lydia Douple Bomberger. She was the wife of the late Noah S. Wenger who died in 1997 and her first husband, the late J. Willam Miksch Sr.

A homemaker, Kathryn was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz where she was involved with the sewing circle. She also enjoyed singing with the chorus at the Mennonite Home. Her interests included knitting, crocheting and puzzles.

Surviving is a brother, Martin husband of Verna Bomberger of Lititz; four grandsons, Ronald E. husband of Tina M. Wenger of Marietta, Larry L. husband of Donna S. Wenger of Mount Joy, J. Richard Wenger of Elizabethtown, Kenneth D. husband of Teresa Wenger of Middletown; twelve great grandchildren; seventeen great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, J. Melvin Wenger; two brothers, Homer and Phares Bomberger and three sisters, Elizabeth Groff, Anna Shelley and Amy Heisey.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz on Friday, September 13, 2013 at 10:30 AM. Interment in Stauffer Mennonite Cemetery, Conewago Township. There will be a public viewing at the church on Friday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Kathryn's memory to Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Mennonite Home, Benevolent Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/11/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

 



Wenger, Lydia M.
, 81, of 188 S. Farmersville Road, Leola, died Friday, January 18, 2013 at her home. Born in West Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late John Z. and Susanna (Martin) Wenger.

Lydia was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference, and she operated a produce stand.

Surviving is a sister, Annie M. Wenger, with whom she resided.

Preceding her in death are three sisters, Lizzie, Emma, and Susanna Wenger, and a brother, Aaron Wenger.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 21, at 12:45 pm at the late home with further services at 1:30 pm at the Groffdale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be at the late home on Sunday, Jan. 20, from 2-4 and 5-7 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/19/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Sandra J. Koehler
"Sandy", 72, of New Holland, PA, passed away at Ephrata Community Hospital on Wednesday, October 30, 2013. She was the wife of Paul W. Wenger and daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Musser) Koehler.

Sandy was born in Rothsville, PA and was a Warwick High School graduate.

She was employed by Sperry New Holland, Tyson Foods of New Holland, and the -former Dutchmaid clothing manufacturer of Ephrata.

In addition to her husband, Paul, Sandy is survived by a daughter, Kelley, wife of Edward Snyder of Washington Boro, PA; three sons: Kevin Wenger and Keith Wenger, both of New Holland, and Kent Wenger, fiancé of Jodie Holloway of Denver, PA; two sisters, Harriet Fasnacht of Akron, PA and -Brenda Fetter of Ephrata, PA; and also her dog, Coda.

Friends will be received at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St., Ephrata, PA from 10-11 a.m. on Saturday, November 2nd. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Rev. David Rike officiating. Place of interment will be Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/1/2013
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Warren Wilson
, 85, of Dayton, passed away Saturday, March 9, 2013, at Oak Lea Nursing Home.

He was born in Rockingham County on April 24, 1927, and was a son of the late Abram and Eva (Harper) Wenger.

Warren was a partner in Dayton Equipment. He was a member of Montezuma Church of the Brethren and served in the U.S. Marines.

He was united in marriage on Aug. 1, 1946, to Jessie June (Atwell) Wenger of Dayton, who survives.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a daughter, Joyce Davis and husband, Wilbert, of Harrisonburg. He is also survived by three grandchildren, Sheila (D.H.) Atchison of Harrisonburg, Frankie (Kay) Wenger of Fulks Run, and Jason Wenger of Baltimore, Md.; and five great-grandchildren.

Mr. Wenger was the seventh of nine children and the last surviving member of his immediate family. He was preceded in death by a son, Wayne Wenger; brothers, Emory D., Arlie H., Joseph D., and Ervin L. Wenger; and sisters, Elizabeth Howdyshell, Ethel L. Burkholder, Ruth V. Wenger, and Dorothy E. Stover.

A funeral service will be held at Johnson Funeral Service Chapel in Bridgewater at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 13, 2013, with Pastor David R. Miller officiating. Burial will be private at Eastlawn Memorial Gardens with military rites by the Dayton American Legion Post No. 27.

The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 12, 2013, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater from 7 to 8 p.m.

Daily News Record - 3/11/2013
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wengerd, Jesse
, 52, of Dundee, OH died August 31, 2013 at Aultman Compassionate Care Center following an extended illness. He was born in Holmes County on January 6, 1961 to Vernon J. and Melva (Miller) Wengerd and married Rhoda Miller on January 21, 1984. She survives.

He was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church near Berlin, OH

Survived by his wife and mother of Dundee; children, Jeff Wengerd, Doug Wengerd and Jessica (fiancé Isaac Hershberger) Wengerd, all of Dundee; sisters, Naomi (John) Miller of Wilmot, Kathy (Phil) Wengerd of Trail and Sue Wengerd of Wilmot.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral service was Sept 3, 2013 at the Pleasant View Mennonite Church, with Pastors Dennis Hostetler and Myron Troyer officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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



Wengerd, Susie J. Weaver

April 5, 1949 - June 17, 2013

LAGRANGE - Susie J. Wengerd, 64, of LaGrange, died Monday, June 17, 2013, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

She was born April 5, 1949, in LaGrange County to the late Jonas and Edna (Troyer) Weaver.

She married David J. Wengerd on Nov. 12, 1970, in LaGrange.

Survivors include her husband; children Mose, Harley, Daniel, Edna and Katie Wengerd and Lydia (Daniel) Bontrager, all of LaGrange; siblings Ella (Ervin) Yoder and Edna Bontrager, both of LaGrange, Lydia (Harvey) Bontrager of Goshen, Helen (Ray) Hochstetler, Harry (Mary) Weaver, Esther (Howard) Miller and Harley (Ella) Weaver; brothers-in-law Daniel Jacobs and Elva (Martha) Miller; and sister-in-law Mary Weaver of Shipshewana.

Predeceasing her are siblings Anna Jacobs, Elsie Miller and Calvin Weaver; and brother-in-law Lester Bontrager.

Visitation will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 and all day Wednesday, June 19 at Wayne Miller's home, 2080 S. 300 E., LaGrange.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, at Wayne Miller's home.

Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, LaGrange.

Frurip-May Funeral Home, LaGrange is handling arrangements.

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



Wert, Harold William
, 87, died April 4, 2013 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. Born Jun 22, 1925 to Michael W. and Alma G. Lauver Wert and raised in McAlisterville, PA. He was the husband of Mary F. Hepner Wert of Lititz for over 66 years.

He was a member at Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim and participated as a song leader. He loved singing and music. Harold loved spending time in the mountains. He was part owner of "Bushy Bungalow" cabin in Galeton, PA where he enjoyed vacations and hunting.

He will be missed by his wife, Mary, and his children: Jeanne M. Witmer, East Petersburg, Janice E. wife of Ernest Miller, Elizabethtown, H. Thomas Wert husband of Grace, Manheim, Stephen L. Wert husband of Kathy, Mount Joy, and John D. Stahl-Wert husband of Milonica, Pittsburgh; 14 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Siblings: Orpha wife of J. Lloyd Gingrich, Richfield, Alene Yoder, Greenwood, DE, Gladys wife of Jesse Yoder, Dover, DE, Freda Zehr, Greenwood, DE, Alma Jean wife of Harvey Yoder, Harrisonburg, VA, J. Lloyd Wert husband of Beverly, Gap, and Ruth Ann wife of Allan Shirk, Neffsville.

Preceding him in death is a son-in-law, Dale E. Witmer.

Funeral service was April 8, 2013 at the Erisman Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA. Interment was in the adjoining church cemetery.

Source: Buch Funeral Home, Inc., Manheim, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



White, Helen Horst
, 86, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, died August 28, 2013 in Edmonton. She was born August 20, 1927, the daughter of William S. and Ella Sensenig Horst. She was married to Paul White for 65 years. She, with her family, moved to Canada in 1954.

She is survived by her 4 children: Ruth (Dwight) Roth, NC, Miriam (Greg) Keyes, BC, Kenneth (Rea) White, BC, Darrel (Charlene) White, OR; also 10 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren. She is also survived by 4 siblings, Mabel (Rohrer) Eshleman, Elaine Horst, Norlene (Jacob) Hess, Linford (Anne) Horst. She was predeceased by a ­sister, Mildred Horst.

Services and interment will be held in Edmonton Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013.

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



Widrick Betty R. Roggie
, 76, of Lowville, NY died April 8, 2013 at Utica, NY from complications following open-heart surgery. She was born July 28, 1936 to Benjamin and Madeline (Yousey) Roggie. On November 21, 1959 at New Bremen, NY she was married to Gerald Widrick, who died August 10, 2007.

Surviving are children, Lynn and Charlene Widrick; Neil and Arisa Widrick; Gail and Nicki Kogut; and Kari and John Taylor; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Doris Steria.

Three brothers - Garmen Roggie, Paul Roggie, and Howard Roggie preceded her in death.

Betty was community oriented and planned many bus trips for the local Senior Citizens. She was very involved in church activities and held several positions.

Memorial services were held April 12, 2013 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, New Bremen, NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Wiebe, Howard Ray
, 69, of Aberdeen, Bingham Co., Idaho died July 25, 2013 at the same place. He was born August 4, 1943 at American Falls, Power Co., Idaho to Karl and Frieda (Isaak) Wiebe. On June 27, 1965 he was married to Nancy Smith, who survives.

Surviving are children, Julie (Oscar) Escobedo; Mike (Stacy) Wiebe; Doug (Andria) Wiebe; and Jeff (Tracy) Wiebe; eight grandchildren, and siblings, Doris (Ken) Kohlenberg; Carol (Dick) Boeger; and Charlie (Monica) Wiebe.

Memorial services were held July 30, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen, Idaho with burial in Homestead Cemetery Aberdeen Idaho.

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



Wiebe, Vera Mae Yoder
, 85, of Beatrice, NE died January 13, 2013 at the same place from complications of a stroke in November 2012.

She was born November 23, 1927 at Midland, Michigan to Henry and Velma (Miller) Yoder. Henry was born March 14, 1904 and died July 14, 1986. Velma was born October 14, 1907 and died (date not reported).

On August 9, 1953 at Midland, Michigan she was married to Edgar Gerhard Wiebe, who was born October 15, 1917 and died October 3, 1973.

Surviving are children, Rebecca Sue Jobman (Ron Jobman), David Wendell Wiebe, Deborah Jean Wiebe, (Stephen Wooding), and Miriam Joan Wiebe (Javier Oliva); seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and siblings, Miriam Eash Yoder, Richard Yoder, Lawrence Yoder (Doris Schrock Yoder), Kathryn Yoder Crawford (Emory Crawford), Juanita Yoder Roth (Devere Roth), Marjorie Yoder Katzenmaier, Karl Yoder (Pauline Belzer Yoder), Joe Yoder (Margo Phillips Yoder).

A daughter-in-law, Mary Ruth "Cookie" Voth Wiebe, a granddaughter, Bethany Ann Wiebe, and siblings, Edward Yoder, (Barbara Roth), and (Marty Katzenmaier) preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 17, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, Beatrice, Nebraska with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: David Wiebe
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wingard, Wilma S. Schrock

June 22, 1923 - Jan. 30, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Wilma S. Wingard, 89, of Shipshewana, died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2013, at her residence.

She was born June 22, 1923, in Haven, Kan., to Samuel T. and Mary (Borntrager) Schrock. On Dec. 23, 1943, in LaGrange County, she married Perry J. Wingard; he died Sept. 30, 1972.

Surviving are children Mary Ellen (David P.) Yoder, Esther L. (Earl R.) Miller, Alice (Daniel J.) Bontrager, Linda (Freeman O.) Miller, Velda F. (Harry Jr.) Stutzman, Ruth Ann (Melvin J.) Miller, Melvin (Brenda) Wingard, Elmer L. (Leanna) Wingard and Perry Jr. (Fannie) Wingard; 52 grandchildren; 155 great-grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and siblings Katie Eash, Emma Mullet and Eli Schrock.

She was preceded by one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; and siblings Sam, Felty, Ed and Levi Schrock and Clara Schrock, Anna Miller and Sarah Neolle.

Visitation will be all day today, Feb. 1, 2013, at the Jerry Hochstetler residence, 9615 W. 375 N., Shipshewana, where a funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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



Witmer, Daniel Rhodes
, 84, of Dayton, died May 26, 2013, at his home.

Mr. Witmer was born June 5, 1928, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Merle and Anne Rhodes Witmer.

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

On Jan. 20, 1954, he married the former Lena F. Rhodes, who survives.

Also surviving are children, Harold Witmer and wife, Milda, of Dayton, Mark Witmer of Hinton, Edna Showalter of Liberty, Ky., John Witmer and wife, Josephine, of Dayton, Carl Witmer and wife, Judith, of Bridgewater, Lewis Witmer and wife, Donna, of Harrisonburg and Linda Kisling of Millersburg, Ohio; brothers and sisters, Walter Witmer and wife, Mary, and Martha Lehman, all of Columbiana, Ohio, Amos Witmer and wife, Wilda, of Mount Crawford, Harry Witmer and wife, Ruth, of Leetonia, Ohio, and Jacob Witmer and wife, Emma, of New Holland, Pa.; 35 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Witmer was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Elon Showalter and Richard Kisling; sister and brother-in-law, Elsie and Clarence Mason; and brother-in-law, Marvin Lehman.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to his home, where friends may call anytime on Tuesday until 8 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 5/28/2013
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by Robert Fish



Witmer, Joseph Daniel
, 77, of Port Republic, died on Dec. 6, 2013 at home.

He was born on Jan. 29, 1936, in Dayton, Va., and was a son of the late Phares M. and Minnie Rhodes Witmer. He was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church.

On April 19, 1961, he married the former Betty Jane Showalter who survives.

Also surviving are two sons, Orville Witmer and wife, Esther, of Dayton, and Curtis Witmer and wife, Rebecca, of Port Republic; 14 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by three brothers, David, Samuel and Amos, and one sister, Naomi.

Joseph was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul and John, and two sisters, Ruth Witmer and Mary Showalter.

Friends may visit the family on Sunday Dec. 8, 2013, from 2 until 4 p.m. and from 6 until 8 p.m. at Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 4127 N. Whitesel Church Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841. Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Pike Mennonite Church, 31 Pike Church Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22801. Burial will follow at Pleasant Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to the Waynesboro Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes.

Daily News Record - 12/7/2013
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Witmer, Ray B.
, 71, of Newmanstown, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013 in his home. He was the husband of Linda M. Pletz Witmer.

He was born in Terre Hill on December 31, 1941, a son of the late Paul and Jennie Burkholder Witmer. Ray was a former supervisor for the Lentz Milling Company. He was a life member of the Myerstown VFW, Post 6076, Guardian Angels Motorcycle Club, an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed playing cards.

Surviving in addition to his wife are daughter, Denise Babbitt of SC; son, Anthony Scott Witmer, Reinholds; stepson, John McAnaney of Pine Grove; stepdaughter, Christine McAnaney of Pottsville; grandchildren; brothers, Sylvan B. husband of Loretta Witmer of Womelsdorf; Samuel B. husband of Mary Witmer of Denver; Melvin B. husband of Esther Witmer of Darbun, Mississippi; sister, Pauline wife of Noah Zimmerman of Lancaster. He was preceded in death by a son, Edwin Babbitt; sister, Elsie B. Herr and brother, Paul B. -Witmer.

Graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:00 AM in the Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, PA. Those processing to the cemetery should meet at the Rohland Funeral Home, 508 Cumberland St., Lebanon on Tuesday at 10:00 AM.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/5/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Witmer, Robert L.
, of Salem, OH died February 20, 2013. Bob, son of the late Paul and LaRue Witmer, was born on May 13, 1937 in Columbiana.

He was an active member at Greenford Christian Church. He was also an active member at Leetonia Mennonite Church earlier in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Helmuth) Witmer, whom he married on Dec. 29, 1962 and recently celebrated 50 years of marriage with; his three sons, Mark (Linda), Jon (Michelle), and Mike Witmer; his daughter Beth (Steve) Martin; and a sister Martha Jean (Tom) Mercer; and his 11 grandchildren.

Bob was preceded in death by his brothers, Dean Witmer and Paul Witmer Jr.

Funeral services will be feb 23, 2013 at Greenford Christian Church with Sean Kelly officiating. Burial will be at Midway Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home
Columbiana North Lima,OH
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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Witmer, Robert Lee, 75, of Columbiana, OH died February 20, 2013 at the same place.

He was born May 13, 1937 at Columbiana, OH to Paul Daniel and LaRue (Longanecker) Witmer. Paul was born September 4, 1906 and died October
29, 1997. LaRue was born November 20, 1908 and died June 6, 1988.

On December 28, 1962 at Louisville, OH he was married to Barbara Jane Helmuth, who was born July 29, 1939 and survives.

Surviving are four children, 12 grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 24, 2013 at Greenford Christian Church, Ccolumbiana, Ohio with burial in Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio.

Submitted by: Barbara Witmer Columbiana, Ohio
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Witmer, Vera Horst
, 86, of Columbiana, OH died Jan 8,2013 at St. Mary's Alzheimer's Center

She was born on November 14, 1926 in Salem, to John and Ida (Weaver) Horst. Her husband Vernon D. Witmer whom she married on June 12, 1949 and died on Sept. 4, 2008.

She was a member of Midway Mennonite Church, where she and Vernon served on the Leadership Team and were Mennonite youth sponsors for many years. She was also a past Sunday school teacher and a past Mary Dorcas Circle member.

Survived by a daughter, Lois (John) Sauder of Lake Mary, Fla.; three sons, Vernon (Bonnie) Witmer of Elizabethtown, Pa., Richard (Margie) Witmer of Columbiana, and Donald (Roxie) Witmer of Columbiana; her sister, Ruth Horst of Goshen, Ind.; two brothers, James Horst of Leetonia and John (Elsie) Horst of Sarasota, Fla.; 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Vernon D. Witmer

Funeral service was January 12, 2013 at Midway Mennonite Church with Pastor Dan Coburn officiating. Burial was at Midway Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Seederly-Mong & Beck
Funeral Home Columbiana North Lima,OH
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Wogomon, Edith J. Klopfenstein

April 22, 1929 - Aug. 28, 2013

WAKARUSA - Edith J. Wogomon, 84, Wakarusa, died at 4:45 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at Miller's Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

She was born April 22, 1929, to James and Mabel (Eicher) Klopfenstein in Milford, Neb.

She married Kenneth L. Wogomon on Dec. 24, 1947. He died Jan. 14, 2007.

Surviving are daughters, Joan (Donnie) Beck of Wakarusa and Martha (Dennis) Ramer of Elkhart; sons Denny (Billie) Wogomon and Don (Cheryl) Wogomon, both of Elkhart; brothers Ted Klopfenstein of Goshen, Keith (Joanne) Klopfenstein of Elkhart and Wilbur (Doris) Klopfenstein of Goshen; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were brothers Wayne and Harry Klopfenstein and sisters Bernice Hauder, Zola Reidger, Fern Graber, Dorothy Morningstar and an infant, Betty Klopfenstein.

Edith was a graduate of Goshen High School, a homemaker, a member of Olive Mennonite Church and also worked at Miles Labs.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and for one hour prior to the 3 p.m. service Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Kevin and Sharon Yoder, co-pastors of Olive Mennonite Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (East) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church. Online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

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

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Wogomon, Edith J. Klopfenstein, 84, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died August 28, 2013 at the same place. She was born April 22, 1929 at Milford, NE to James and Mabel (Eicher) Klopfenstein. On Dec 24, 1947 she was married to Kenneth L. Wogomon, who died April 14, 2007.

Surviving are children, Joan (Donnie) Beck; Martha (Dennis) Ramer; Denny (Billie) Wogomon; and Don (Cheryl) Wogomon, 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and three brothers, Ted Klopfenstein, Wilbur (Doris) Klopfenstein, Keith (Joanne) Klopfenstein.

Her siblings, Wayne and Harry Klopfenstein; Bernice Hauder, Zola Reidger, Fern Graber, Dorothy Morningstar, and Betty Klopfenstein preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 31, 2013 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Olive East, Elkhart IN.

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



Yoder, Alvin D.,
90, of Belleville, Mifflin Co., PA died October 20, 2013 at the same place. He was born September 3, 1923 at Belleville. On March 11, 1953 he was married to Margaret _____, who was born August 22, 1925 and survives.

Memorial services were held at Maple Grove Mennonite Church Belleville, PA with burial in : Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville, PA.

Submitted by: JoAnn Byler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Alvin D. Yoder
October 21, 2013

BELLEVILLE - Alvin D. Yoder, 90, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 8:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013, at the Lewistown Hospital.

He was born on Sept. 3, 1923, in Belleville. Alvin was the son of the late Daniel A. and Fannie (Sharp) Yoder. Surviving him is his wife, Anna Margaret (Zook) Yoder, whom he married on March 11, 1953.

Also surviving are: children, Wanda J. Bender and husband, Amos, of TaVeres, Fla, Stanley A. Yoder and wife, Elizabeth, of McVeytown, Brenda F. Shoop, of Belleville, Sandra M. Newman and husband, Terry, of Penbrook, Nelson E. Yoder and wife, Debbie, of Nashville, Ten, and Barbara E. McCrea and husband, Andrew, of Enola; siblings Lee S. Yoder, of Reedsville, J. Ben Yoder and wife Peggy, of McVeytown, and Esther Lewis, of Allensville; sisters-in-law Betty Yoder, and Shirley Byler. Alvin is also survived by nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, five step grandchildren and four step great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by: a daughter, Debra L. Yoder; son-in-law, David B. Shoop; six sisters, Sadie Peachey, Bertha Hostetler, Ella Byler, Edna Kauffman, Linda Spicher and Marian S. Yoder; two brothers Roman Yoder, and Frank Yoder.

Alvin was a retired truck driver, and was a taxi driver for the Amish for a number of years after his retirement.

He enjoyed spending time with his family, studying genealogy and hunting. He was a member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

A funeral service will be held in his memory at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, with Pastors Alan Kauffman and Herb Zook officiating. Burial will take place at Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. His family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the church.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

Source: Lewistown Sentinel
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Amanda Beachy
, age 93 of Plain City, OH died October 2, 2013 at her residence. Born December 4, 1919 in Plain City, OH. Her husband Enos Yoder died 2003. She was member of the Sharon Mennonite Church.

Survived by loving children: Herman (Linda) Yoder, Andrew Yoder, Stephen (Nola) Yoder, Ruth (Bob) Haimerl, Marcus (Nadine) Yoder, Howard (Joy) Yoder, Freda (Jim) Cron, Wesley (Angela) Yoder and Lonnie Yoder; 30 grandchildren; 77 Great-grandchildren and 1 great-greatgrandchild; brother: Elmer Beachy of Balnchester; sisters: Anna Beachy of Marysville and Emma Richards of Delaware.

Preceded in death by parents: Noah & Elizabeth (Kauffman) Beachy; husband: Enos Yoder - 2003; children: James Yoder - 1995, Elizabeth Smiley - 1997 and Robert Yoder - 2002; daughter-in-law: Betty "Pooch" Yoder; granddaughter: Shauna Yoder; great-grandson: Andrew Yoder III; brothers: Johny, Clarence, and Sanford; sisters: Freda Beachy, Viola Beachy, Katie Hostetler.

Funeral service was October 7, 2013 at the Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City with Pastor Walter Campbell officiating and burial was in Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Yoder, Amanda J. Hochstetler

March 24, 1928 - July 2, 2012

Amanda J. Yoder, founder of Yoders Restaurant, passed away at the age of 84 on Monday July 2, 2012. Mrs Yoder was at home surrounded by family, when she died peacefully after suffering a brief illness.

Amanda Yoder was born in Nappanee, IN on March 24, 1928 to Joseph and Mary Hochstetler.

She is survived by four children, Harold Yoder, Lorene Kenyon, Mary Lou Emrich, and Anna Marie Yoder, Daughter-in-law, Mary Yoder, Son-in-law, Thomas Kenyon, Son-in-law, Todd Emrich; Eight grandchildren, Joyelle Parker, Lynn Yoder, Tammy Sue Fowler, Brian Emrich, Adrian Yoder, Chris Emrich, Terrie Hoelle, Chelsea Amanda Emrich and 13 great grandchildren, Andrew Thompson, Brendan Thompson, Blake Parker, Moriah Emrich, Levi Emrich, Madelyn Emrich, Alivia Emrich, Nataley Emrich, Garrett Emrich, Shepard Emrich, Emma Reese Hoelle, Culllen Hoelle and Kendra Fowler, sister Anna Mast and a brother Levi Hochstetler both of Nappanee, IN. She was preceded in death by her husband Levi Yoder, a grandson Micheal Kurtz , three sisters Sarah Mast, Liz Yoder, Edna Hochsteler and three brothers Harvey Hochsteler, Eli Hochsteler and Sam Hochsteler.
She was an active member of Palm Grove Mennonite Church, where she was an adult Sunday school teacher and helped head a widow's group. She loved studying the Bible, music, and fellowshipping with her family and friends.

Amanda had a love for baking and cooking, her hobbies included making quilts, jig saw, crossword and word puzzles and was an avid baseball and tennis fan. She was an animated storyteller with a passion for life.

Mrs Yoder became nationally recognized and well known for her homemade pies and Amish homecooking at Yoders restaurant in Sarasota which began in 1975. She with her family started what has continued to be a destination for many people.

Her family has been blessed not only to have had her as a mother and grandmother, but to have known her, loved her, and to have been loved by her. She was a humble woman of great faith and the legacy she left will continue in many hearts forever. She will be deeply missed by the community, and especially by those who loved her most.

Visitation and funeral services for Mrs. Yoder will be conducted by Palms-Robarts Funeral Home www.palmsrobartsfuneralhome.com with visitation services open to the public on Saturday and Sunday July 7 and 8 from 5 to 8 PM. Funeral service will be held at Bahia Vista Mennonite Church on Monday July 9 at 10 AM with visitation one hour prior to service.

In Lieu of flowers, donations in honor of Mrs. Yoder may be made to Palm Grove Mennonite Church Missions
www.palmgrovemennonitechurch.com or to Miriam Neff of Widows Connection Ministries. www.widowconnection.com

Source: Memorial Palms - Robarts Funeral Home and Memorial Park
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Amelia M. Swantz
, 80, of Kalona, IA died June 11, 2013. She was born September 16, 1932 in rural Johnson Co., IA to Emmet and Anna (Helmuth) Swantz. On May 23, 1954 she was united in marriage to Daniel E. Yoder at the Fairview Church.

Amelia was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church where she was active in the sewing group, and taught vacation bible school and Sunday school. She assisted Daniel in coordinating the Mennonite Disaster Service for 17 years.

Survivors include her husband Daniel of Kalona, two children; Jane Hershberger of Kalona and Lowell Yoder of Kalona, two grandchildren; Nicole and Michael Hershberger, one sister; Barb Miller of Kalona, one brother; Charles "Chuck" (Lorena) Swantz of Kalona, four sisters in law; Mattie Swantz, Mary Swantz, Gretchen Swantz and Susie (Edwin) Hostetler and one brother in law; L. David Yoder all of Kalona.

Preceding Amelia in death were her parents; one daughter Carol Yoder (1958), son in law; Del Hershberger, three brothers; Lewis, Wilson and Jonas Swantz, one sister; Fannie Yoder, three brothers in law;Henry E. Miller, Lewis Yoder and Delmar Yoder and one sister in law; Leona Yoder.

A celebration of life was held June 14, 2013 at the Fairview Mennonite Church in rural Kalona. Burial will follow at the Fairview Mennonite Cemetery, Kalona, IA.

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



Yoder, Amos C.
, 64, died Sept 9, 2013 near Topeka, IN as result of a auto accident. He was born on Jan. 22, 1949 in Sturgis, Mich., to Andrew A. and Clara (Miller) Yoder.

He was a member of the Maple Grove Church in Topeka, IN and was a United States Army veteran who served in Vietnam for several years.

He is survived by his two sons, Aaron Yoder of Wolcottville and Sean Yoder of Greencastle; two grandsons, Nathan Yoder and Amos Andrew Yoder; granddaughter, Ashtin Yates; seven sisters, Mattie (David) Fry of Topeka, Clara (Joe) Slabach of Middlebury, Lizzie (Marvin) Kauffman of Millersburg, Katie (Alfred) Kauffman of Middlebury, Mary (Steve) Loy of Shipshewana, Ida (Crist) Miller of Shipshewana, and Rose (Don) Wideman of Ottertail, Minn.; five brothers, Perry (Rose) Yoder of Middlebury, John (Joyce) Yoder of LaGrange, Ora (Frankie) Yoder of Goshen, Mahlon Yoder of Shipshewana, and Andrew (Rose) Yoder Jr. of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Edna Taylor, Wilma Kurtz and Ella Yoder.

Funeral service was September 12, 2013 at Maple Grove Church, Topeka, IN Services was conducted by the Rev. Barry St. Clair. Burial was at Maple Grove Cemetery, with a military graveside service

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



Yoder, April Heather

March 1, 1991 - Aug. 16, 2013

BOURBON - April Heather Yoder, 22, was tragically killed in a car accident Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, near Loudonville, Ohio.

April was born in Belize City, Belize, on March 1, 1991, to Steven and Jennifer Yoder, now of Bourbon.

April will be greatly missed by her parents, Steven and Jennifer Yoder; her devoted boyfriend, Justin Hershberger; her four brothers, Gordon Yoder, Stevie (Heather) Yoder of Goshen, Micah Yoder and Theodore Yoder; her seven sisters, Teresa Yoder of Warsaw, Eden (Randall) Mast of Nappanee, Hannah (Matt) Yoder of Harrison, Ark., Heidi (Jaymi) Cross of Middlebury, Brittney Yoder, Brianna Yoder and Esther Yoder; her grandfather, Steve L. Yoder; and her grandmother, Inez Hulse.

Family and friends may call Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairhaven Mennonite Church. The funeral service will be Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, at 10 a.m. at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 S.R. 4, Goshen.

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

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



Yoder, Barbara D. Hochstetler
, 91, of Sturgis, Mich., died June 6, 2013 at her home. On Nov. 2, 1941, she married Moses D. Yoder Sr. in Centreville. He died June 20, 2003.

Survived by five children, Moses (Barbara Jean) Yoder Jr., Raymond (Edith) Yoder of Centreville, Mary Ellen Geigley of Sturgis, Anna Mae (Freeman Fritz) Miller, Millersburg, Ind., and John David (Treva) Yoder, Centreville.

The funeral service was Jun 9, 2013 at Calvary Chapel Strugas, MI. Burial will follow at Pilgrim Fellowship Cemetery, Nottawa.

Sourece Goshem News, Goshen, IN June 7, 2013
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Yoder, Ben J.
, 92, of Goshen, died at 1:55 am, on Sunday, December 15, 2013 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen. He had been in failing health for just a week prior to his passing. He was born on January 31, 1921, in Weatherford, OK, to Jerry and Amanda (Mullet) Yoder. On December 9, 1945 in Garnett, KS he married Fannie Mast, she died February 23, 2012.

Surviving are son - Gary Ray (Sonya) Yoder of Milford; four grandchildren - Amanda Yoder, Abby Yoder, Adam Baker, Katelyn Baker; four sisters - Emma (Ora) Yoder of Welda, KS, Cora Miller of Melvern, KS, Fannie (Mervin) Yoder of Partridge, KS, Miriam (Jerry) Jackson of Adrian, MO; two sisters-in-law- Ann Yoder, Moses Lake, WA and Ida Yoder, Garnett, KS; brother - Ervin (Esther) Yoder of Garnett, KS.

He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, and two brothers- Joe and Ira Yoder.

He was self-employed most of his life as a carpenter building and remolding homes. He was a member of Griner Mennonite Church and enjoyed fishing, pitching horse shoes and playing shuffle board.

Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Tuesday December 17, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury.
There will also be one hour of viewing prior to the 10:30 am funeral service on Wednesday December 18, 2013 at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Pastors Robert Riegsecker and Menno Yoder. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Water for Life. Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Chris H.

June 26, 1945 - Dec. 5, 2013

MIDDLEBURY - Chris H. Yoder, 68, died at home Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013.

He was born June 26, 1945, to Henry C. and Susan (Knepp) Yoder. On May 16, 1968, he married Esther J. Bontrager. She survives.

Other survivors include daughters Josephine (Harvey) Miller, Ruth (Alvin) Bontrager, Regina (Orvan) Miller, Naomi (Daniel) Bowman, Rebecca (Noah) Miller, Dorothy (David) Hochstetler and Treva (Daniel) Beechy; son David (Mae) Yoder; 50 grandchildren; brothers Tobie (LeAnna) Yoder, John (Norma Jean) Yoder, Daniel (Mary Etta) Yoder, Henry (Edna Ellen) Yoder, Enos (Lizzie Mae) Yoder and Levi Ray (Clara Mae) Yoder; and sisters Anna Mae (Joe) Borntrager, Ruby (Alvin) Schrock, Lizza (Levi) Weaver, Katie Alice Reiling, Wilma Irene (Homer) Miller and Cora Sue (Leroy) Miller.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013, and all day Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the family home at 54753 C.R. 43, Middlebury. Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013, at the Miller residence at 54738 C.R. 43, Middlebury. Interment will be in Stutzman-Mast Cemetery. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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



Yoder Daniel A.

Feb. 11, 1934 - Nov. 25, 2013

MIDDLEBURY - Daniel A. Yoder, 79, died at 5:50 a.m. Monday, Nov. 25, at Courtyard Health Care Center.

He was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Lumberton, Miss., to the late Andrew M. and Emma (Schrock) Yoder.

On Jan. 10, 1963, he married Elizabeth Yoder.

Survivors include his wife; children Martha (Elvin) Schrock, Susie (Walter) Helmuth, Edna (Wendell) Zimmerman, Delilah Mears and Andrew (Martha), Moses (Meg), Jonathan (Anna) and Henry (Norma) Yoder; 28 grandchildren; one great-granddaughter; siblings Lydia Troyer, Mattie (Samuel) Hostetler and Mary, Andrew (Sarah), Noah, Joe (Iva), Eli (Fannie) and Enos (Mary) Yoder.

He was predeceased by his siblings, Moses, Gideon, Jake, Lizzie and Delila Yoder and two grandchildren.

Daniel was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, and from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 28, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 S.R. 4, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at the church. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery.

Memorials may be given to Fairhaven Mennonite Church.

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



Yoder, Daniel C.

Feb. 15, 1987 - June 20, 2013

MILLERSBURG - Daniel C. Yoder, 26, of Millersburg, died peacefully with his wife by his side at 1:35 p.m. Thursday, June 20, 2013, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend as the result of injuries received in a car-bike accident on Wednesday morning, June 19, 2013.

He was born Feb. 15, 1987, in Lagrange County, to Clayton A. and Carolyn K (Schlabach) Yoder. On Aug. 25, 2011, in Shipshewana, he married Julie Elizabeth Petersheim.

She survives, as do his parents of Topeka; sisters Rosanna, Sharon, Waneta, Norene, Wanda Yoder and Joseph, Merle, Wayne and Lamar Yoder, all of Topeka; and grandparents Albert and Rosa Yoder of Topeka and Omer and Anna Schlabach of Middlebury.

Visitation will be all day Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the Maynard Lehman residence, 10735 C.R. 38, Millersburg. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, June 23, 2013, also at the Maynard Lehman residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Galen W. Miller and the home ministers.

Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 22, 2012
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Delbert L.

April 18, 1942 - Sept. 1, 2013

MILLERSBURG - Delbert L. Yoder, 71, died Sunday afternoon, Sept. 1, 2013, in his home. He had been in failing health since January.

He was born April 18, 1942, in Goshen to Herman Kilmer and Kathryn (Yoder) Kilmer.

On Jan. 9, 1966, he married Catherine E. Gorsuch at St. Marks United Methodist Church in Goshen.

She survives along with two brothers, Ralph Kilmer and Phill (Arleta) Kilmer, both of Goshen; two sisters, Wanda (Allen) Cross of Goshen and Connie (Charles) Smith of Ligonier; and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, all of whom he was very close to.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister, Marcia Kilmer.

Mr. Yoder was a lifelong area resident. He served two years, 1967-68, at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich., for 1W service. He worked for more than 30 years at Starcraft as a boat assembler, and also worked at Homecrest for six years.

He enjoyed camping, stock car races and was loyal to the Chicago Bears.

Visitation with family will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013, and for one hour prior the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, all at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. The Rev. Brenda Meyer and the Rev. Doug Kaufman, both of Benton Mennonite Church, will officiate. Cremation will take place.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Sharing Fund at Benton Mennonite Church.

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



Yoder, Duane
, 87, of Mechanicsville, died Monday evening at home due to heart failure. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, after 48 years of marriage.

He is survived by his three sons, Timothy and his wife, Fifi, of Rockville, VA., Christopher and his wife, Chia-Wei, of Mechanicsville and Jeffrey of Prague, Czech Republic; and five grandchildren, Samuel, Nicholas, Maria, Alexander and Noah.

He is also survived by a brother, Clayton of Iowa City, Iowa, and his wife, Dorothy Marner of Kalona, Iowa.

Duane was born on a farm in Johnson County, Iowa, on May 12 1926. He was the oldest son of Alva and Lydia.

He was drafted into the Army during the Second World War and was stationed at Fort Knox, Ky. After his discharge, he attended the University of Iowa on the GI Bill. He was the first of his family to attend university. The University of Iowa was very important to him his entire life, especially the university sports teams. Duane worked for several companies in Nebraska, New York and Elkhart, Ind., eventually settling in Fort Wayne, Ind. after marriage to Mary Sieber in 1959. He worked as a small business owner and accountant until moving to Richmond, Va. in 2002 to be near his children and grandchildren. He continued doing accounting work for close family, church and friends until his death. He was a world traveler, attending weddings of all three sons in respectively, South Africa, Czech Republic and Taiwan. He was an active member of the Mennonite Church, most recently a member of the First Mennonite Church of Richmond. He will be remembered as a kind and conscientious, loving husband and father whose character spoke more than his words. Any gifts and memorials can be sent to Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

(There is at least one error -- Dorothy Marner is his sister.)

Obituary in Sep 27, 2013 Richmond (VA)Times-Dispatch, as follows:
Submitted by: James C. Hostetler, Richmond, VA



Yoder, Elizabeth A.
, 87, of Leola, PA died February 3, 2013 at Lancaster, PA. She was born January 25, 1926 at Belleville, PA to Levi A. and Cora E. (Yoder) Yoder.

Surviving Siblings: Crist A. (Shirley Davis) Yoder; Lina S. (Ted) Hughes; Alpha K. (Violet Stoltzfus) Yoder; Pius (Barbara King) Yoder; and Levi A. (Barbara Henry) Yoder.

Two sisters, Fannie E. Yoder and Clara M. Yoder; and two brothers, Samuel L. Yoder and Daniel E. Yoder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 9, 2013 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Lancaster, PA with burial in Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Atglen, Chester Co., PA.

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



Yoder, Fannie Y. Kurtz
, 88, of Elverson, died April 22, 2013 at Garden Spot Village after a courageous battle with bone cancer. Born 1925 in Morgantown, she was the daughter of the late Jacob E. and Rebecca (Mast) Kurtz.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas S. Yoder on January 31, 2012. A devoted and dearly loved mother and grandmother, she was a homemaker who helped and supported her husband and family on their farm. She was an active member of the Zion Mennonite Church, Birdsboro, PA. Fannie will be remembered as one who enjoyed gardening and nature, living her life to honor her Creator. She was appreciative of her caregivers at Garden Spot Village and the way they helped to bring joy and comfort to her.

Surviving are four children: Linda married to Glen Hostetler, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Anna Lucille (Lucy) married to Glenn Weber, Mohnton; Douglas T. Yoder, Elverson; and Loretta married to George Ostojic, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; five grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; and four siblings: Susanna Umble, Atglen; Stephen Kurtz, New Holland; Linda Bush, Elverson; and Martha Stoltzfus, Townville.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Rose L. Yoder, in 1998 and three siblings: Anna Lois Umble, Ida Glick, and Omar A. Kurtz.

Her funeral was held on Saturday, April 27 at Zion Mennonite Church, Birdsboro. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Yoder, Fronie A. Yoder
, 90, of Belleville, PA died Feb. 1, 2013, at her home. Born on July 9, 1922, in Belleville, to Abraham and Saloma (Zook) Yoder. Her husband, Louie E. Yoder, whom she married on Jan. 1, 1946, preceded her in death on March 31, 2001.

Fronie is survived by: brothers, Kore E. Yoder, of Belleville, Noah A. Yoder and wife, Amanda, of Lewisburg, and Ben J. Yoder and wife, Elsie, of Millerburg; and sister-in-law, Mrs. David (Helen) Yoder, of Belleville.

She also was preceded in death by six brothers, John, Mose, Sam, Abe, Steve and David; and three sisters, Rachel, Annie and Mary.

Fronie was primarily a homemaker and enjoyed making quilts for missions. She was a member of the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church, Belleville.

A funeral service will be held in her memory at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013, at Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church with Ministers David Peachey, Leroy Yoder and David Byler officiating. Burial will take place at Green Lane Cemetery.

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



Yoder, Hazel Marie Smucker

Sept. 23, 1912 - April 3, 2013

GOSHEN - Hazel Marie Smucker Yoder, 100, died Wednesday, April 3, 2013.

I was born on Clover Leaf Farm about four miles east of Goshen to Jesse E. and Emma (Zook) Smucker on Sept. 23, 1912. My Smucker roots go back to Christian and Catherine (Hesster) Schmucker, who migrated to America in 1752.

My father, Jesse E. Smucker, married Emma Zook in 1910, having lost his first wife (Anna Yoder) by death. I was born to this union. So I had five siblings at the time of my birth - Edith (Joe Whipstock), Paul (Florence Elliot), Silas (Esther Meck), Ruth (Ora Yoder) and Anna (William Ropp). All of these have predeceased me. As I grew up with my brothers and sisters, I sensed no barrier. They loved me as a baby sister and I most innocently basked in their love. After mealtimes I would hesitate in deciding on whose lap I should sit for fear of offending those to whom I would be denying this privilege!

I graduated from the academy department of Goshen College in 1930. Several years later, I took a year's Bible course at the college level. Since my father was not sure that girls needed to have a college education, I spent several years after high school doing what a number of my friends were engaged in. I hired out to do housework for affluent families in Goshen.

From my earliest childhood I liked my Sunday schoolmate, Paton Yoder. In the years of our youth, we'd exchange smiles every Sunday at church. I guess he liked me, too! But it was only as we entered our 20s that he became interested in me enough to date me steadily and with marriage in view. Although delayed by the Depression, we were finally able to marry in 1936.

To our union were born our five children - Devon (Marcia Schrock), James (Phyllis King), Susan (Reid Stempel), Ken (Ferne Kilmer) and Kathy (Ed Martin). All of our children were gracious caregivers to us as we came to need such. I leave behind 13 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

Almost two years after my marriage, I became a mother and spent most of the years thereafter being a mother, a grandmother and even a great-grandmother. I could have enjoyed no other calling as much as this call to motherhood. In the course of those years as a mother of five young children, I also provided child care to perhaps a dozen children while my own children were in school.

I loved sewing from the time I was a teenager and also enjoyed cooking and hosting family and friends. My other involvements included working as a secretary for Pastor Peter Wiebe at Hesston Mennonite Church, working for Hesston College as a switchboard operator, volunteering at Oaklawn for many years and helping with Meals-on-Wheels.

I accepted Christ as my Savior at 13 years of age and have been most comfortable in that relationship throughout my life. Paton and I grew up in the local Clinton Frame (Indiana) congregation. We were also members successively at Calvary Mennonite (California), Howard-Miami Mennonite (Indiana), Hesston Mennonite (Kansas), Canton First Mennonite (Ohio) and, finally, College Mennonite in Goshen.

After Paton's 40 years of teaching, we retired in Goshen. We had full and rich retirement years together which included our own hobbies, wonderful times with family and helping with the care of older siblings. We were the youngest sibling in each of our respective families. As such we tried to be good caregivers to our aging older siblings, or helpers to their primary caregivers as they needed such and as we were capable of giving.

Hazel died at the age of 100. When Paton died in August 2008, they had been married for 72 years. Since January 2008, both Paton and Hazel, and then just Hazel, were cared for by daughter and son-in-law Susan and Reid Stempel in their home in Goshen.

A time of visitation for friends and family will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 5, 2013, and from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 6, 2013, at College Mennonite Church, Goshen. A memorial service will take place at the church at 4 p.m. Saturday, followed by a fellowship meal.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with Hazel's funeral arrangements.

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

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Yoder, Hazel Marie Smucker, 100, of Goshen, Indiana died April 3, 2013 at the same place. She was born September 23, 1912 at Goshen, Indiana to Jesse E. and Emma (Zook) Smucker. In 1936 she was married to Paton Yoder, who died in August 2008.

Surviving are children, Devon (Marcia Schrock); James (Phyllis King); Susan (Reid) Stempel; Ken (Ferne Kilmer); and Kathy (Ed) Martin; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 6, 2013 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen Elkhart Co., IN.

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



Yoder, Henry B.

Dec. 23, 1921 - June 30, 2013

NEW PARIS - Henry B. Yoder, 91, died unexpectedly early Sunday morning, June 30, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Healthcare.

He was born Dec. 23, 1921, in Fairview, Mich., to Joe B. and Hannah (Swartz) Yoder.

On Dec. 4, 1949, in Fairview, he married Sarah Troyer.

She survives along with two daughters, Kathleen (Paul) Newcomer of Toto and Sarie (Ken) Miller of New Paris; a son, Carl (Marcie) Yoder of Roanoke, Texas; 16 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and a son-in-law, Ken Sutter of Clarksville, Mich.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Sutter; a great-grandson, Ryder; five brothers, Jake, Joe, Omer, Ed, and Raymond Yoder; and a sister, Katie Eash.

Mr. Yoder served in Civilian Public Service for three and a half years in Indiana, Ohio and Montana. He was an area resident since 1964, owning and operating H.B. Yoder Excavating and was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, New Paris.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 3, 2013, funeral at Salem Mennonite Church. Pastors Paul Newcomer, Terrill Yoder and Jerry Helmuth will officiate.

Burial will follow in Salem Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Salem Mennonite Missionary Fund.

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



Yoder, Irma M. Miller

April 23, 1930 - May 9, 2013

GOSHEN - Irma M. Yoder, 83, died early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013, at Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born April 23, 1930, in North Webster to William Henry and Amanda (Miller) Miller.

On Oct. 14, 1950, she married Enos D. Yoder at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury. He died Aug. 25, 2010.

She is survived by her eight children, James (Cheryl) Yoder of Goshen, Lois (Duane) Miller of New Paris, Nina (David) Stoltzfus of Lititz, Pa., Enos Jr. (Monica) Yoder of Goshen, John (Janine) Yoder of Ellensburg, Wash., Steven (Tina) Yoder of Goshen, Daniel (Karen) Yoder of Goshen and Mark (Cindy) Yoder of Carmel; 20 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Catherine Brenneman, Dowagiac, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a great-grandson, Luque Petersheim; her brothers, Roman, Sam, Bill and Albert Miller; and her sisters, Lydia Bontrager, Marion Liechty, Alma Miller, Sovinah Schrock and Wilma Yoder.

Mrs. Yoder was a lifetime area homemaker who was known for her beautiful wedding cakes. She was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 12, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, funeral service at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church. Pastor Ben Shirk of Mt. Joy, and her nephew, Pastor Gary Miller of Maple City Chapel, will officiate. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial donations may be given to the church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 10, 2013
Contributed by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Lee I.
, 86, of Fort Wayne, IN died January 3, 2013 at the same place from complications of Alzheimer's. He was born July 26, 1926 at Belleville, PA to Levi and Lydia (Peachey) Yoder. On October 22, 1947 at Lancaster, PA he was married to Ruth E. Glick, who was born June 22, 1926 and died March 29, 2007.

Surviving are children, Victor & Judith Yoder Alger of Broadway, VA; Jerry & Julie Yoder of Leo, IN; and Jess & Helen Yoder of San Francisco, CA; seven grandchildren, and siblings: Jess Yoder & Mary Kauffman of Belleville, PA; Tilli Yoder of Harrisonburg, VA; David Yoder of Ronks, PA; Carrie Kanagy of Washington Boro, PA; and Sara Gagnon of Germfask, MI.

Three brothers, John, Norman, and Elmer Yoder, and a sister, Minnie Stoltzfus preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 12, 2013 at Church of the Good Shepherd, Leo, IN, with burial in Leo Cemetary, Leo, IN.

Submitted by: Judith Alger, Broadway, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Leon Jay

June 25, 1986 - Sept. 1, 2013

SHIPSHEWANA - Leon Jay Yoder, 27, of Shipshewana, died at 1 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, while on vacation with his siblings at Waubee Lake, Milford.

He was born on June 25, 1986, in Sturgis, Mich., to Jonas and Margaret (Yoder) Yoder.

Survivors include his parents; siblings Waneta (David) Bontrager of Middlebury, Ruth (Toby) Yoder of Topeka, Rosetta (Lynn) Miller of Millersburg, Sarah (Joe) Miller of Middlebury and Arlin Ray and Alvin Dean Yoder, both of Shipshewana; seven nephews; five nieces; grandmother Emma Marie Yoder of LaGrange; 10 aunts; and nine uncles.

He was preceded in death by his aunt, Magdalena Yoder; uncle Samuel Yoder; grandparents Phineas and Wilma Yoder; and grandfather Jacob Yoder.

He most recently worked at Jayco.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, and all day Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the family home, 4055 West S.R. 120, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, also at the family home. Burial will be in Scott-Seybert Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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

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



Yoder, Lois Irene Johns

May 31, 1920 - Aug. 10, 2013

GOSHEN - Lois Irene (Johns) Yoder, 93, died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing.

She was born May 31, 1920, in Canton, Ohio, to O.N. and Margaret (Rickert) Johns. She married Glen Yoder on Oct. 19, 1946, in Louisville, Ohio.

He survives along with a son, Phil Yoder of Columbus, Ohio; two daughters, Sarah Leroy of Pittsburgh and Deborah Cotton of Goshen; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan Yoder; two sisters, Gladys Krabill and Velma Miller; and a brother, David Johns.

A longtime area resident, Mrs. Yoder was a school teacher.

Burial will be at Hartville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hartville, Ohio.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 12, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Minnie Gingerich

May 11, 1914 - Nov. 9, 2013

MILLERSBURG - Minnie (Gingerich) Yoder of Millersburg, 99, passed away peacefully Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Maples Home in Goshen, surrounded by her family.

She was born in Thomas, Okla., on May 11, 1914, to David and Delilah (Yoder) Gingerich.

She married Levi Yoder on Feb. 10, 1935. He died April 6, 1996.

She is survived by one daughter, Mabel Yoder of Phoenix; and three sons, Nelson (Erma) of Millersburg, David of Goshen and Norman (Elizabeth) of Goshen; five grandchildren, Juanita (Eric) Albright, Brendan Yoder, Carlin (Jayme) Yoder, Andrea Yoder and Mark (Claire) Yoder; seven great-grandchildren, Caitie, Logan, Moise and Quinn Yoder and Matthew, Jonathan and Brendan Albright; and two great-stepgrandchildren, Skylar and Jaidyn Lazarre. Many others called her grandma, and she was well known for her candy dish and her homemade popsicles. Many referred to her as Popsicle Grandma.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two daughters, Alma Neterer and Ruby Yoder; one half-sister, Millie Mathis; sisters Alma Lambright, Annie Miller and Fannie Yoder; and two brothers, Joni and Eli Gingerich.

She was a homemaker, and in her retirement years cooked at Yoder's Restaurant in Sarasota, Fla., during the winter, until she was 92. She was a member of Fair Haven Mennonite Church, S.R. 4, Goshen.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, at Fair Haven Church. There will be no viewing Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Bishop Wilbur Yoder and Pastor Harley Miller. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Christian Aid Ministries. Online condolences may be sent at www.millerstewartfuneralhome.com.

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



Yoder, Monroe J.

July 19, 1918 - Nov. 5, 2013

LAGRANGE - Monroe J. Yoder, 95, of LaGrange, died at 10:20 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, at home.

He was born July 19, 1918, in Shipshewana, to the late Joas H. and Amanda (Yoder) Yoder.

On Dec. 20, 1945, in Ligonier, he married Katie Ann Yoder.

Survivors include his wife; children Edna (Pete) Eash of Shipshewana, Anna (Freeman) Miller of Brookfield, Mo., Ruth (Floyd) Eash of LaGrange, Howard (Ida) Yoder of Middlebury and LaVern (Ann) Yoder of Goshen; 22 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

He was predeceased by two daughters, Mary Sue Yoder and Ruby Yoder; sisters Amelia Mast, Polly Yoder, Ida Miller, Anna Raber, Edna Bontrager and Amanda Yoder; and brothers Perry, William and Amos Yoder.

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

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, and all day Friday, Nov. 8, at Floyd Eash's home, 7710 W. 050 N., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Eash home. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.

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

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



Yoder, Priscilla Glick
, 82, of Belleville, PA died November 27, 2013 at the same place. She was born July 18, 1931 at Belleville to . She was married to H. Glenn Yoder on April 5, 1952.

Memorial services were held November 30, 2013 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA with burial in Locust Grove Cemetery, Belleville, PA.

Submitted by: JoAnn Byler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Priscilla R. Yoder

BELLEVILLE - Priscilla R. Yoder, 82, of 316 Trella St., Belleville, died Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013, at her home.

She was born on July 18, 1931, in Belleville, a daughter of the late Alpha and Bertha (Kauffman) Glick. Her husband, H. Glenn Yoder, whom she married on April 5, 1952, preceded her in death on Aug. 6, 2010.

She is survived by: her children, Linda K. Spicher and husband, Glenn, of Elmira, N.Y., G. Curtis Yoder, of Newark Del., and Barbara E. Gers, of McVeytown; four grandchildren and eight great-grandchild- ren, Eric S. Yoder and wife, Candace, and their children, Madison E., Bryson C., Jackson S. and Isabella, Matthew Yoder, Justin G. Spicher and wife, Crystal, and their children, Tyler G. and Lillian R., and Jessica Stopa and her husband, Scott, and their children, Cameron and Dylan; siblings, Norman Glick and wife, Sara, Verna Morris and husband, Robert, Paul Glick and wife, Grace, Bessie Peachey and husband, Marlin, all of Belleville, Jeff Glick, of Mill Creek, Frank Glick and wife Phyllis, of Vira, and Sara Yoder and husband, Raymond of McVeytown; and sister-in-law, Thelma Glick, of Belleville.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Jonathan Glick.

Priscilla was primarily a homemaker. She was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, the Willing Workers Sunday school class and the ladies sewing circle. She enjoyed quilting and doing jigsaw puzzles.

A funeral service will be held in her memory at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, with Pastors Alan Kauffman and Herb Zook officiating. Burial will take place at Allensville Mennonite Cemetery. Her family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday, at the church.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Maple Grove Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 98, Belleville, PA 17004.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home, 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.

November 29, 2013
Lewistown Sentinel, Lewistown, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Robert K.
, 89, of Kalona,Washington Co., Iowa died December 27, 2013 at the same place. He was born September 7, 1924 at Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa to Ray and Kathryn (Miller) Yoder. On October 16, 1946 at Wood River, Nebraska he was married to Elvira Stoltzfus, who is deceased.

Surviving are daughter Marcia, Yoder-Schrock (John) of Donnellson, IA; four sons Mahlon Yoder (Rosemary) of Linn Creek, MO; Stanley Yoder (Rena) of Parnell, IA; Herschel Yoder (Rachel) of Kalona, IA; and Atlee Yoder (Carolyn) of Kalona, IA; eleven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; a sister, Marjorie Waybill of Harrisonburg, VA; and a brother, Hobert Yoder of Iowa City, IA.

A sister, Kathleen Swartzendruber preceded him in death.

On the evening of June 1, 1952, Robert was ordained into the ministry of Lower Deer Creek and he served that congregation for the next thirty years before retiring in 1982. During his years at Lower Deer Creek, he also preached at Cedar Bluff congregation, which was a Mennonite mission church.

Memorial services were held December 31, 2013 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona Washington Co., Iowa with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Iowa .

Submitted by: Janice Hostetler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Rudy C.

Nov. 26, 1927 - April 5, 2013

GOSHEN - Rudy C. Yoder, 85, of Goshen, died at 10:05 a.m. Friday, April 5, at Courtyard of Goshen following a short illness.

He was born on Nov. 26, 1927, in Wayne County, Ohio, to the late Christ D. and Mary (Troyer) Yoder.

On Nov. 23, 1948, he married Martha "Mattie" Yoder. She died Jan. 25, 2006.

Surviving are six sons, Sam (Emma), John and Enos (Carolyn) Yoder, all of Goshen, Ben (Ada) Yoder of Orrville, Ohio, Ray (Mary) Yoder of Middlebury and Rudy Jr. (Mary) Yoder of Lake View, Mich.; 28 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and sister Elizabeth (Dan) Yoder of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Susie, Mattie, Amanda, Benjamin, Dan, Pete and Jonathan Yoder; half brothers Andrew and Levi Yoder; grandchildren Susan and Benjamin; and daughter-in-law Delila Yoder.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 7, and 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 8, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, Goshen. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

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



Yoder, Ryan Dale

May 3, 2013

MILLERSBURG - Ryan Dale Yoder, infant son of Dale and Anita (Borkholder) Yoder of Millersburg, was stillborn at 1:48 p.m. Friday, May 3, 2013, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

Survivors in addition to his parents are three brothers, Jesse Yoder, Justin Yoder and Marcus Yoder, all at home; grandparents Eli and Velma Borkholder of Bremen and Elva and Leola Yoder of Millersburg; and great-grandparents Menno and Alice Yoder of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Curtis Lee Yoder.

A graveside service will be at 3 p.m. Monday, May 6, 2013, at Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Bishop Maynard O. Miller of Old Order Amish Church.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with

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



Yoder, Viola E. Yutzy
, 68 of Plain City, OH, passed away peacefully into the presence of the Lord, February 2, 2013 at Mt. Carmel Hospital after many years of failing health. She was born February 14, 1944 to Eli N. Yutzy and Lizzie Ann (Miller) Yutzy.

Viola worked at Ranco and did housework for many years. She loved people and was always ready to give them one of her big smiles. Viola's loving, generous and compassionate heart helped many people in need. Her love for Christ was evident by taking care of those who couldn't take care of themselves. She was an active participant of Maranatha Community Fellowship She will be greatly missed by all the lives she touched.

Survived by beloved husband: Perry Yoder whom she married October 27, 1963; brothers: Ammon (Mary) Yutzy, Marvin (Kathleen) Yutzy, Melvin (Wilma) Yutzy, Freeman (Kathy) Yutzy, Wallace (Sarah) Yutzy, Wayne Yutzy, Ervin (Dorothy) Yutzy, Elton (Betty) Yutzy, Lee (Elizabeth) Yutzy,Mark (Elisabeth) Yutzy; sisters: Florence Farmwald, Orpha (Henry) Lapp, Mary (David) Hostetler; brothers-in-law: Alvin (Katie) Yoder, Ervin (Wilma) Yoder, Dan Yoder, Milton (Carol) Yoder, Vernon (Valletta) Yoder; sister-in-law: Vera Marie (Myron) Yoder; 66 nieces and nephews and 120 great-nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by brother: Enos Yutzy; sisters-in-law: Fannie Yutzy, Nancy Yoder, Anna Mae Yoder; brother-in-law: Abe Farmwald.

Funeral was February 6, 2013 at the Maranatha Community Fellowship, Plain City with Pastor Elton Yutzy officiating and Pastor Rick Yutzy officiating at Forest Grove Cemetery

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



Yontz, Fern Leinbach

June 26, 1916 - June 25, 2013

GOSHEN - Fern Yontz, 96, died early Tuesday morning, June 25, 2013, at Greencroft Goshen Health Care.

She was born June 26, 1916, in Tofield, Alberta, Canada, to Noah and Minnie (Holderbaum) Leinbach.

She married Amos D. Yontz, April 8, 1939, in Goshen. He died Aug. 22, 1995.

She is survived by a son, Rick (Mary) Yontz and a daughter, Carolyn (Elmer) Yoder, both of Goshen; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Herendeen of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Larry Yontz; three sisters, Catherine Walters, Louida Mishler and Irma Shank; six brothers, Maurice, Lloyd, J.R., Kenneth, Gerald and Russel Leinbach; and a grandson, Shaun D. Yontz.

A Goshen resident since 1921, Mrs. Yontz was a charter member of Benton Mennonite Church and a long time volunteer at Greencroft. She worked as a seamstress.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 28, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where a 10 a.m. Saturday, June 29, funeral service will be conducted. Pastors Doug Kaufman and Brenda Meyer will officiate. Burial will follow in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Galilean Children's Home or Benton Mennonite Church.

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



Zehr, Clarence Daniel
, 91, of Fisher, IL died April 9, 2013 at the same place. He was born April 25, 1921. On October 21, 1934 he was married to Evelyn Marie Eichelberger, who was born April 10, 2013 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Stan (Tammy) Zehr; a daughter, Pam (Doug) Seim, three grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Clarence farmed his whole life in the Fisher area. He and his wife spent many winters in Florida, fishing and playing cards. He was a lifelong member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, where he served on numerous committees.

He was a president of the Fisher Farmers Board of Directors, a trustee for the Sangamon and Drummer Ditch District. He loved to spend time woodworking.

Memorial services were held April 12, 2013 at East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, IL with burial in East Bend Memorial Gardens, Fisher, IL.

Submitted by: Angela Beachey
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Clarence Zehr

FISHER - Clarence D. Zehr, 91, of Fisher passed away Tuesday (April 9, 2013) at Heritage Manor, Gibson City.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the East Bend Mennonite Church, rural Dewey. The Rev. Michael Dean will officiate. Burial will follow in East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at East Bend Mennonite Church.

Clarence was born April 25, 1921, in East Bend Township, a son of Daniel P. and Mollie (Birkey) Zehr. He married Evelyn Eichelberger on Oct. 21, 1944, at her parents' home in rural Paxton. She survives.

Also surviving are a son, Stanley (Tammy) Zehr of Foosland; a daughter, Pam (Doug) Seim of Fisher; a brother, Milo Zehr of Gibson City; three grandchildren, Todd Seim of Fisher, Cale (Emily) Zehr of Fisher and Carissa (Brandon) Chandler of Gibson City; and four great-grandchildren, Cohen and Graysen Zehr, Colby Chandler and Danielle Seim.

Clarence farmed his whole life in the Fisher area. He and his wife spent many winters in Florida, fishing and playing cards. He was a lifelong member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, where he served on numerous committees.

He was a president of the Fisher Farmers Board of Directors, a trustee for the Sangamon and Drummer Ditch District. He loved to spend time woodworking.

Memorials may be made to East Bend Mennonite Church or the Fisher Stadium Renovation.

The News-Gazette, East Central Illinois
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zeiset, Elva S. Kurtz
, 82, of Ephrata, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, April 26, 2013 after a brief illness.

Born in Earl Twp. she was the daughter of the late Aaron H. and Edna (Sensenig) Kurtz and the wife of the late David S. Zeiset who passed away on December 9, 2012.

Elva was a homemaker and a member of the Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are five sons, Marvin, husband of Grace (Martin) Zeiset of Manheim, Clair, husband of Sharon (Weaver) Zeiset of Ephrata, Nelson, husband of Rosene (Newswanger) Zeiset of Denver, Eugene, husband of Joy (Weaver) Zeiset of Ephrata, and Jerry, husband of Linette (Horst) Zeiset of Annville; three daughters, Janet, wife of Allen Knarr of Bechtelsville, Marilyn, wife of William Martin, III of New Holland, and Joanne, wife of Nelson Horst of Lincoln University; 28 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Kurtz of Ephrata, Aaron S., husband of Janet (Landis) Kurtz of New Holland, and Willis, husband of Ann (Martin) Kurtz of Ephrata; and three sisters, Jane, wife of Melvin Nolt of Richland, Vera Kurtz of New Holland, and Edna, wife of Glenn Shonk of New Holland.

Preceding her in death is a brother, Norman, a grandson Nathaniel David Zeiset; and a great grandson Isaac Bryce Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 30 at 1 pm at the Martindale Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata with further services at 1:30 pm at the Martindale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Amos G. Martin Officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Martindale Fellowship Center on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.


Intelligencer Journal - 4/27/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by Robert Fish



Zimmerli, Dorothy Patricia Joyner
, 86, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died October 12, 2013 at Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA. She was born July 13, 1927 at Franklin, NJ to Bruce and Dorothy (Dietrich) Joyner. On October 23, 1948 she was married to Frederick H. Zimmerli, who was born August 9, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are children, Marijane Zimmerli & husband Sanford Lee; and Peter F. Zimmerli, a sister, Elizabeth Harlan and a brother, James Joyner.

Two children, Richard Zimmerli and Mary Zimmerli and three brothers, David Joyner, Bruce Joyner, and Charles Joyner preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held November 9, 2013 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Zimmerman, Adin N.
, 77, of 191 Kaiser Run Road, Millmont entered into rest at 5:40 AM on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at the residence of his son and daughter-in-law, Allen W. and Lovina Zimmerman of Mifflinburg. Mr. Zimmerman had been in failing health since a fall he sustained three weeks ago.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 until 4 and from 6 until 8 on Sunday at the Residence of Allen W. and Lovina Zimmerman, 209 Rand Road, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Mt. View Old Order Mennonite Church, Kaiser Run Road, Millmont.

Interment will be in Mt. View Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Millmont.

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

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



Zimmerman, Amos H.
, 81, of 635 E. Farmersville Road, New Holland, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at Ephrata Community Hospital. He was preceded in death by his wife Marian B. (Weaver) Zimmerman in 2006.

Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Milton B. and Florence (Jackson) Zimmerman. He was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

Amos had been a self-employed truck driver hauling lime, and in retirement drove for Penn Embryo.

He enjoyed hunting, attending auctions and sales, and time with his family. During the Korean War he served with US Marines.

Surviving are his sons, Jay E., married to Melanie A. (Mast) Zimmerman, Terre Hill, Lee E., married to Janet L. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman, Akron, PA, Lynford S. Zimmerman of Denver, and Mark A., married to Tammy (Schulze) Zimmerman, Bowmansville, a daughter Lou Ann, married to Jonathan A. Showalter, Newmanstown, 14 grandchildren and two great grandchildren. Also surviving are his sisters, Mary Yocum, Akron, Dr. F. Arline Zimmerman, Lititz, Erma, married to James Birky, Valparaiso, IN, Ruth Eckert, Ephrata, and his brothers, Carl, married to Jackie Zimmerman, Lancaster, Earl, married to Jane Zimmerman, Denver, Ken, married to Donna Zimmerman, Ephrata, and J. Clyde, married to Bonnie Zimmerman, Akron.

He was preceded in death by a sister Laura Stauffer, and brothers John, Irvin and Roy Zimmerman.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Jan. 26, at 10 a.m. at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Hwy., Ephrata, with Pastors Glenn Sauder, Gerald Fox and Jerold Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Friday from 6 - 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 314 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17603. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com <http://www.groffeckenroth.com>. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/23/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish & Leon Hertzler



Zimmerman, Catharine Louise Witmer

March 22, 1924 - Jan. 7, 2013

NAPPANEE - Catharine Louise (Witmer) Zimmerman, 88, of Nappanee passed away Monday, Jan. 7, 2013, in her home.

She married Maynard C. Zimmerman.

He survives along with a daughter, Wanda Nolt of Wakarusa; eight sons, Dennis Zimmerman of Goshen, Paul Zimmerman of Decker, Mich., Raymond Zimmerman of Snover, Mich., Glen Zimmerman of Nappanee, James Zimmerman of Howe, Carlton Zimmerman of Brooten, Minn., Arden Zimmerman of Nappanee and Walter Zimmerman of Loudonville, Ohio; two daughters-in-law, Reba Zimmerman of Decker and Lydia Zimmerman of Middlebury; a brother, Paul Witmer of Goshen; 50 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Mary Hoover of Goshen and Mable Skiles of Wakarusa.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 9, 2013, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013, at Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan 11, 2013, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Officiating will be the home ministry.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 9, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zimmerman, Esther M. Shirk
, 71, of 95 California Rd., Narvon, died Monday, July 8 at Ephrata Community Hospital. Her husband, Elam H. Zimmerman, survives. They would have observed their 50th wedding anniversary on Dec. 12.

Born in Caernarvon Twp., she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Florence (Martin) Shirk.

She was a homemaker and a member of the Churchtown Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 11 children: Alta, Narvon; Anna Mae married to Paul Zimmerman, Elkton, KY; Harvey married to Anita (Zimmerman) Zimmerman, Pembroke, KY; Lucy married to Phares Shirk, Pembroke, KY; Erma married to Lawrence Zimmerman, Elkton, KY; Aaron married to Elva (Zimmerman) Zimmerman, Pembroke, KY; Etta married to Christian Zimmerman, Dundee, NY; Esther, Narvon; Ruth married to Jason Zimmerman, Pembroke, KY; John Ivan married to Suetta (Horning) Zimmerman, Narvon; Verna married to Earl Ray Nolt, Dundee, NY; 56 grandchildren and one great grandson; and seven siblings: Paul M. married to Esther (Nolt) Shirk, Narvon; Ivan M. married to Anna (Nolt) Shirk, New Holland; Martin M. married to Eva (Nolt) Shirk, Narvon; Annetta M. married to Lloyd Zimmerman, New Holland; Ida married to Walter Hurst, Morgantown; Harvey married to Alma (Weaver) Shirk, Narvon; and Amanda Shirk, Narvon.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, July 12 at 9 a.m. at her late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Churchtown Mennonite Church with the home ministry officiating. A viewing will be held at her late home on Thursday 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 - 7/9/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, George M.
, 94, of New Holland, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at his daughter's residence, where he had been living since April 17, 2013. He was born in Earl Township to the late Joseph and Hettie B. (Martin) Zimmerman and was the husband of the late Esther H. (Rissler) Zimmerman. George was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), Leola and was the owner of Zimmerman Manufacturing.

George is survived by 4 sons, David R., husband of Rebecca (Burkholder) Zimmerman of Elkhart, IN, Paul R., husband of Mary (Hurst) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Ivan R., husband of Verna (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, George R., husband of Mabel (Hoover) Zimmerman of Rushville, NY; a daughter, Katie R., wife of Amos Hoover of New Holland; 45 grandchildren and 108 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Joseph Zimmerman of East Earl and David Zimmerman of New Holland and a sister, Frances Zimmerman of Ephrata.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Enos Zimmerman; a sister, Hettie Ann Shirk; 2 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 26 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Amos and Katie Hoover residence, 680 Railroad Ave., New Holland. A funeral service will be held at 9 AM, Saturday, April 27 at the Amos and Katie Hoover residence with further services at 9:30 AM at the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), Leola, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/25/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Grace Leicy
, 91, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, September 28, 2013, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy.

She was born in Farmersville, daughter of Lemuel "Lemon" and Cora (Zimmerman) Leicy and was the wife of Raymond W. Zimmerman who passed away in 1992.

She was a member of Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, Ephrata. Grace worked for Bareville Garment Factory for many years. She enjoyed quilting, crocheting, reading, gardening, and baking her favorite sugar cookies.

Grace is survived by a son, Gerald L., husband of Mary Ann (Durante) Zimmerman of New Holland; 2 daughters, Joan L., wife of William Shafer of Ballwin, MO, and Carol, wife of Robert T. Roth of Landisville; a granddaughter whom she raised, Karen L. Plowman of Lancaster; 2 sisters, Pearl S. Kilhefner and Charlotte I. Hartman, both of Ephrata; 12 additional grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Grace was preceded in death by a daughter, June M. Hoover; and 2 brothers, Stanley and Victor Leicy.

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 4th, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. at the Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 p.m., with Pastor Herbert A. Lohr officiating. Interment will take place in the Bergstrasse Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Grace's memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 or to Bergstrasse Lutheran Church, 9 Hahnstown Road, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

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



Zimmerman, Harvey S.
, 83, of 306 Linden St., East Earl, died after a brief illness on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at the home of one of the children.

Born in East Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Abram and Lizzie (Shirk) Zimmerman. He was the husband of Ella (Reiff) Zimmerman who died on October 23, 2012.

Harvey worked at Weaverland Produce Auction after he retired from farming.

He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are 14 children, Ammon R., married to Lydia (Weaver) Zimmerman of Orrstown, Aaron R., married to Mary L. (Hoover) Zimmerman of Owen, WI, Harvey R., married to Arlene (Shirk) Zimmerman of Narvon, Melvin R., married to Katie L. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Narvon, Norman R., married to Vera R. (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman of Shippensburg, Edwin R., married to Ellen (Martin) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Mary R., married to David M. Shirk of East Earl, John R., married to Nancy E. (Shirk) Zimmerman of Narvon, Reuben R., married to Marion N. (Sensenig) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Raymond R., married to Etta L. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Paul R., married to Wilma N. (Reiff) Zimmerman of Newville, Mabel R. married to Raymond H. Zimmerman of Leola, David R., married to Edna M. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of East Earl, and Ella R., married to Curvin N. Sensenig of Penn Yan, NY; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; and a brother, Joseph Zimmerman of Ephrata.

Preceding him in death are five sisters, Lydia Horst, Lena Sauder, Lizzie Hoover, Mary Anna Hoover, and Mabel Oberholtzer; and four brothers, Weaver, Aaron, John, and an infant, Abram, Jr.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 19 at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Weaverland Old Order Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be at the late home on Thursday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/15/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, John Musser
, 90, Lititz, PA died Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Landis Homes in Lititz. Born 1922 in Bowmansville he was married to his wife Ruth for 69 years.

He founded Beartown Hydraulics in Narvon in 1960. He was Vice-President at C.U. Stoltzfus, Manufacturing, Inc., until he retired in 1993. He was active in Churchtown Mennonite Church and Goodville Mennonite Church, serving as a Sunday School teacher, Trustee and Cemetery Committee.

Survived by his wife Ruth and sons, J. Paul (Jeanine), Los Alamitos, CA, Donald (Jane), Lewistown, PA, Kenneth (Kathy), Long Valley, NJ, Ronald
(Becky), Leola, PA; seven grandchildren: Carla Sheffield and Companion Charles Hackman, D. Gene and Companion Annette Nauman, Gail (David)
Atkinson, Sarah, Kevin (Catania), Jill Boley (Ryan), and Ryan; great grandchildren: Lindsay Sheffield, Dean, Grant and Gavin Atkinson, Luca and
Caroline Boley; great, great grandchild: Aydnn Sheffield and a sister Ruth (Ivan) Martin, East Earl.

He was predeceased by his brother George and sister Verna Shirk and daughter-in-law Freda Zimmerman.

Funeral service was January 18, 2013 at The West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, Litiz, PA. Interment will be held at Goodville Mennonite Church, Rt. 23, Goodville, PA.

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



Zimmerman, Lloyd Martin
, 84, of Liberty, MO, passed away April 15, 2013.

Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Park Lawn Northland Chapel, I-35 at State Route 291, Liberty. The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 19, at Liberty Church of the Nazarene, 1400 Southview Drive, Liberty. Burial will follow in Glenridge Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Lloyd was born June 3, 1928, in Earl Township, PA, one of eleven children of Aaron and Anna (Martin) Zimmerman. Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by four siblings. Lloyd retired as a mechanic for the City of Kansas City in 1993.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lena (Martin) Zimmerman; children and their spouses, Joyce and Dale Bouyear, Kenneth and Cheryl Zimmerman, Eugene and Christi Zimmerman, Jay and Lisa Zimmerman; seven grandchildren, eleven great grandchildren; two brothers, four sisters and many nieces and nephews.

Arrangements: Park Lawn Northland Chapel, (816) 781-8228.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/16/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Maynard C.

March 26, 1923 - Nov. 9, 2013

NAPPANEE - Maynard C. Zimmerman, 90, of Nappanee, went to be with his Lord and Savior at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013.

He was born March 26, 1923, in Elkhart County to Eli N. and Lydia (Wenger) Zimmerman.

On March 24, 1946, in Goshen, he married Catharine Louise Witmer.

Mr. Zimmerman is survived by his daughter, Wanda Nolt of Wakarusa; eight sons, Dennis of Goshen, Paul of Decker, Mich., Raymond of Snover, Mich., Glen of Nappanee, James of Howe, Carlton of Brooten, Minn., Arden of Nappanee and Walter of Loudonville, Ohio; daughters-in-law Reba Zimmerman of Decker and Lydia Zimmerman of Middlebury; 50 grandchildren; and 78 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, Weldon; two grandchildren; a great-granddaughter; three brothers; and a sister.

Family and friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2013, at Ramer Mennonite Youth Center. Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church.

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

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



Zimmerman, Ruth Elizabeth Snader
, 92, died March 18, 2013 at Landis Homes in Lititz after a short illness. Born 1920 in Narvon to Daniel E. and Sarah A. Snader. She was married to her husband John M. Zimmerman for 69 years who pre-deceased her on January 13, 2013.

Ruth will be remembered as a quiet, humble homemaker who loved her LORD, her husband and her family. She loved to cook and be surrounded by the family. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to the family hunting camp in Tamarack, Clinton Co. and touring on trips with the historical society. Ruth loved flowers and was especially fond of caring for African Violets. She attended Churchtown Mennonite Church and was a member of Goodville Mennonite Church.

Ruth is survived by her four sons, J. Paul and wife Jeanine, Los Alamitos, CA., Donald and wife Jane, Lewistown, PA, Kenneth and wife Kathy, Long Valley, NJ., Ronald and wife Becky, Leola, PA.; seven grandchildren: Carla Sheffield and Companion Charles Hackman, D. Gene and Companion Annette Nauman, Gail and husband David Atkinson, Sarah, Kevin and wife Catania, Jill and husband Ryan Boley and Ryan and wife Stephanie; six great grandchildren: Lindsay Sheffield, Dean, Grant and Gavin Atkinson, Luca and Caroline Boley; one great, great grandchild: Aydnn Sheffield. Ruth was one of nine children and is survived by her sisters Anna Mae and Mary Snader, and her brothers Isaac and Lester Snader.

She was predeceased by her brothers Paul, Daniel, Titus and Noah Snader and her daughter-in law Freda Zimmerman

Funeral service was March 23, 2013 at The West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes with Interment will be held at Goodville Mennonite Cemetery, Goodville, PA., following the service at Landis Homes.

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



Zimmerman, Seth D.
(June 25, 2000 - December 23, 2013)

Seth D. Zimmerman, 13, of rural Owen, drowned near his home while clearing snow on a pond on Monday, December 23, 2013.

Seth was born June 25, 2000, the son of Darrell and Melinda (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman in Medford.

He was a farm boy and loved operating machinery.

Seth is survived by his parents, Darrell and Melinda; three brothers and four sisters, Jewel. Lisa, Lynn, Kara, Brent, Adrian and Janneken; grandparents, Gene and Carol Zimmerman and Paul and Mary Edna Oberholtzer; and great-grandparents, Carl and Lila Zimmerman and Ammon and Anna Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Anna Obserholtzer, and an uncle.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Friday, December 27, 2013 at the Owen Mennonite Church.

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

The Tribune, Abbotsford, WI
1/01/2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zimmerman, Taylor Faith
, 11 months old, passed away on Thursday, March 14, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center. Taylor was born on March 26, 2012, in Rockingham County and was the daughter of Andrew and Ashley Wenger Zimmerman. She was a loving and happy little girl who is now safe in the arms of Jesus.

Surviving in addition to her parents is a brother, Jaden Hunter Zimmerman; paternal grandparents, Allen and Erma Zimmerman of Dayton; maternal grandparents, Dwight and Frances Wenger of Bridgewater; paternal great-grandmother, Esther Rohrer of Dayton; maternal great-grandparents, Ina Wenger of Dayton, Harry and Lydia Showalter of Dayton; aunts and uncles, Alan and Annette Koogler, Joseph and Karen Zimmerman, Larry and Janice Knicely, Sherman Zimmerman, Stan and Karen Showalter, Elvin and Brenda Zimmerman, Ray Lynn and Martha Good, Wilson and Bonita Zimmerman, Keith and Julie Zimmerman, Austin and Dawn Zimmerman, Laura Zimmerman, Andrew, Jacob and Janessa Wenger; a close cousin, Amber Wenger and her son, Braedon; and 28 first cousins.

She was preceded in death by an uncle, Matthew Scott Zimmerman; paternal great-grandparents, John and Lydia Zimmerman and Willis Rohrer; maternal great-grandfather, Dwight Wenger; and great-aunt, Martha Jane Wenger.

Philip Wenger, Nathan Horst, Linden Rhodes and John Hartzler will conduct a funeral service on Monday morning, March 18, 2013, at 10 a.m. at the Bank Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. They will receive friends again Sunday afternoon at the church from 2 to 4 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Solon Fire and Rescue Department, 86 Emmanuel Church Road, Mount Solon, VA 22843.

Daily News Record - 3/16/2013
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Walter M.
, 79, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, November 18, 2013, at Lincoln Christian Home. He was born in Ephrata on April 6, 1934, to the late Aaron and Anna (Martin) Zimmerman and was the husband of Esther M. (Troxel) Zimmerman with whom he shared 58 years of marriage. Walter was a member of the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church.

He served in the United States Army for 3 years, stationed in Germany. He returned home and married Esther M. Troxel in 1955. Walter sold ice cream for the former Cloister Dairies for a number of years before returning to farming. He also worked for Plain & Fancy Egg Ranch in Elizabethtown before buying his own truck and hauling freight. He retired after driving bus for Conestoga Tours.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Walter Jr., husband of Marlene (Kreider) Zimmerman of Bradford, Dennis, husband of Julie (Snyder) Zimmerman of Beaver Springs, Carl, husband of Martha (Hoover) Zimmerman of Lititz, Barry Zimmerman of Manheim; a daughter, Cindy, wife of Brian Holden of Glassboro, NJ; 11 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; a brother, Ivan; 4 sisters, Irene, Edith, Anna and Marie.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Frank, Lloyd, Elmer and Edward, and a sister, Dorothy.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, November 21, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz. An additional viewing will be held on Friday, from 9 to 10 a.m., followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m., at the Church, with Rev. Leonard Rutt, Rev. Fred Heller and Rev. Mervin Gingrich officiating. Interment will take place in the Weaverland Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/20/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zook, Jonathan L.
, Sr., 55, of Allensville, died Feb. 16, 2013. Born on June 5, 1957, in Lewistown, PA to Jonathan R. Zook and the late Mary R. (Yoder) Zook.

His wife, Julie A. (Peachey) Zook, whom he married on Oct. 28, 1976, survives. He also is survived by: children, Rachel S. Byler and husband, Elmer N., of Dundee, Ohio, Nannie M. Hostetler and husband, John K., of Evart, Mich., Mary R. Hostetler and husband David N., of Evart, Mich., Julie A. Byler and husband, Benuel L., of Belleville, Jonathan L. Zook Jr. and wife, Miriam L., of Holmesville, Ohio, Daniel M. Zook and wife, Karen, of Belleville, Sylvan E. Zook, of Allensville, and his fiancee Kimberly Rhodes, of Dayton, Va., Lydia J. Zook, of Santa Elena, Guatemala, Katie J. Sharp and husband, Jesse A., of Allensville, and Roman J. Zook and Ruth J. Zook, both at home; three brothers; six sisters; and 19 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his step-mother, two sisters, one brother and a brother-in-law. Jonathan attended Shavers Creek Mennonite Church. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

A funeral service will be held in his memory Feb. 20, 2013, at Valley View Amish Mennonite Church. Burial will take place at Allensville Amish Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Zoss, Ronald E.
, age 63 of Low Point, Illinois passed away at 5:44 pm Saturday July 27, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Peoria. He was born July 4, 1950 in Peoria to Kenneth and Mary (Eigsti) Zoss. He married Mary Anne Headings on Dec. 8, 1972 in Roanoke and she survives.

Surviving are his parents of Washburn, one daughter Jeannie (Raymond Jr.) Stratton of Sicklerville N.J., one son Curtis Zoss of Shreveport, LA, grandchildren Arman and Brianna Stratton, one brother, Rick (Phyllis) Zoss of Canyon City, CO. and his sister Susan (Steve) Zoss of Washburn and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his brothers Robert and Jerry, his grandparents, mother-in-law, father-in-law and one brother-in-law.

Ron was a life long farmer and worked for DMI in Goodfield, Illinois for over 20 years. Ron was of the Mennonite faith and wanted to be remembered as "Doing the best he could with what he was given in Life".

Funeral services will be at 11:00am Thursday August 1, 2013 at Cazenovia Mennonite Church with Rev. Dennis Kennell officiating. Visitation will be from 5pm until 7pm Wednesday at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel and also one hour prior to services at the church. Burial will be at Stewart Harmony Cemetery in rural Metamora. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Camp Nejeda a camp for diabetic children at P.O. Box 156 910 Saddleback Road Stillwater N.J. 07875. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com

masonfuneralhomes.com
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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