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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.

2015 I to K


Imhoff, William R. ; . . Isaak, Roland Earl ; . . Jantzi, Marvin Kennel ; . . Johnson, Bernice E. Kaufman ; . . Jones, Ezekiel James ; . . Jones, Richard C. ; . . Kauffman, Fannie Plank ; . . Kauffman, Frank Morris ; . . Kauffman, Mary Elizabeth Zehr ; . . Kauffman, Melvin L. ; . . Kauffman, Shirley A. Stalter ; . . Kauffmann, Joel ; . . Kauffmann, Marietta Barth ; . . Keens, Jenna Kristine Shirk ; . . Kempf, Esther Lapp ; . . Kempf, Orpha Kanagy ; . . Kilmer, Ella N. Hoover ; . . Kilmer, Jennifer Danielle ; . .Kilmer, Sanford ; . . Kindy, Florence Landes ; . . King, Irene Ann ; . . King, Lizzie S. ; . . King, Maynard Jay ; . . Kinsinger, Peter ; . . Klaassen, Melvin ; . . Kleppinger, Susan I. Mohr ; . . Kradjel, Janet V. Fraser ; . . Kratz, David ; . . Kreider, Marcus L. ; . . Kreider, Rachel Weaver ; . . Kreider, Thelma Hershey ; . . Kuhns, Emily Rose ; . . Kuhns, Viola Steiner ; . . Kulp, David A. ; . . Kulp, Roy C. ; . . Kulp, Sara H. Halteman ; . . Kurtz, Alma N. Weaver ; . . Kurtz, Lola Ann Sheller ; . . Kurtz, Mahlon K. ; . .



Imhoff, William R.

March 17, 1950 - April 4, 2015

ARGOS - William R. Imhoff, 65, of Argos, died at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 4, at home.

He was born March 17, 1950, in Goshen, to the late Ivo and Alma (Ramer) Imhoff.

On March 19, 1970, in Goshen, he married Ada (Martin) Imhoff.

Survivors include his wife; children Eddie (Mary) Imhoff, Allen (Elaine) Imhoff, Ivo (Nancy) Imhoff, Ervin (Vera) Imhoff, Bertha Imhoff, Bernice (Thomas) Zimmerman, Waneta (Matthew) Weaver, Wilda (David) Oberholtzer, Florence (Justus) Ramer, Ruthann (Elam) Martin and Rosily (Adin) Martin; siblings John, Samuel and David Imhoff, Lydia (Warren) Weaver, Anna (Vernon) Rohrer, Leah (Eli) Martin, Emma (Roy) Martin, Ida Imhoff and Maryann (Kenton) Martin; and 52 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Enos and Ammon.

He was a farmer.

Funeral services will be at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday, April 7, at Tippecanoe Old Order Mennonite Church in Rochester. Burial will be in Tippecanoe Old Order Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements are by Zimmerman Brothers Funeral Home in Rochester.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 7, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Isaak, Roland Earl
, 76, of Aberdeen, Bingham Co., Idaho died unexpectedly January 21, 2015 at American Falls, Idaho. He was born September 22, 1938 at American Falls, Power Co., Idaho to Peter and Eva (Dirks) Isaak. On November 4, 1960 he/she was married to Edith Koehn, who survives.

Surviving are children, Brenda Bartel (Barry), Sandra Duerksen (Russell), Diane Isaak, and Mary Crist (Brett); eight grandchildren, one great-grandchild, two sisters, Marge Krehbiel (Clint)and Ruth Isaak; and a brother, Irvin Isaak.

Brothers, Elmer, Arthur, Harold, Paul, William, Walter and a sister, Gertrude preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 26, 2015 at Aberdeen First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen, ID with burial in Homestead Cemetery, Aberdeen, ID.

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



Jantzi, Marvin Kennel
, 96, of Medina, NY, died March 18, 2015, at the same place. He was born July 10, 1918 to Christian and Anna (Kennel) Jantzi. He was married to Violet May Zehr, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Dawn Jantzi, Gail Brunk, Larry Jantzi, Donald Jantzi, Beryl Jantzi, and Kerry Jantzi.

Memorial services were held July 11, 2015 in Medina, NY.

Submitted by: Beryl Jantzi, Harrisonburg VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Marvin Jantzi, 96, went to be with the Lord on March 18, 2015, at Orchard Manor. He was born on July 10, 1918, in O'Neil, Neb., to Christian and Anna Kennel Jantzi. His family moved to Ontario, Canada, for a time, after which he moved to northern New York to work on his sister's farm. He met his wife, Violet Zehr, in Newfane, N.Y., and bought a fruit farm in Medina, N.Y. He farmed until his retirement in 1980. Marvin served on several committees with Farm Bureau and New York Apple Marketing board. He also served many years with the Gideons, distributing Bibles all over Orleans and Niagara counties.

Marvin and Violet enjoyed spending winters in Sarasota, Fla., during their retirement. They eventually moved to Vinecroft Retirement Community in Clarence, N.Y., where they were one of the first residents. Because of failing health they moved to the Willows and Orchard Manor. Marvin and Violet faithfully served in their church all their lives and raised their family to honor and serve God. Marvin worked hard all his life, enjoyed joking with his friends, and always liked to dress up and look sharp.

He was predeceased by his wife, Violet; three brothers: Dan, Vernon and Emory; and a sister, Marie.

He is survived by his children: Dawn of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, Gail (Ken) Brunk of Harrisonburg, Va., Larry (Barb) of Medina, Don of Boyertown, Pa., Beryl (Margo) of Harrisonburg, Va., and Kerry of Beavertown, Ore. Friends and family attended a memorial service on Sat., July 11, 2015, at 3267 Marshall Rd., Medina.

Lake Country Pennysaver, Albion, NY
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Johnson, Bernice E. Kaufman
, 89, of Hopedale, IL died March 2, 2015 at Eureka, IL. She was born September 25, 1925 at Havelock, IA to Joseph and Mattie (Kennel) Johnson. On March 14, 1947 at Havelock, IA she was married to Clarence Leeroy Johnson, who died January 19, 1974.

Surviving are children, Janet (Gaylen) Johnson, and Lisa (Kevin) Litwiller; six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Two sisters: Marie Kaufman, Marcille Davidhizar and three brothers: Ralph Kaufman, Will Kaufman, and Wayne Kaufman preceded her in death.

Bernice attended Havelock high school where she enjoyed playing basketball and was on the all state team several times. She was an avid Iowa Hawkeye basketball fan, loved to watch her grandchildren at athletic events, enjoyed being a homemaker, and her church activities.

Memorial services were held March 7, 2015 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, Il with a second service at Manson Mennonite Church, Manson, IA. Burial was in Summit Hill Cemetery, Pocahontas, IA.

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



Jones, Ezekiel James
, two day old son of Eric and Brenda (Wieler) Jones of Middlebury, was called to the arms of Jesus, Thursday, January 8, 2015 at IU Health Goshen Hospital, Goshen. He was born at IU Health on January 6, 2015.

Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Zachariah Blake Jones at home; grandparents, Alan & Donna Jones of Shipshewana, George & Della Wieler of Winkler, Manitoba, Canada; great randmothers, Pauline Schrock of New Paris, Vivian Warren of Grand Rapids, MN and Susie Wiebe of MacGregor, Manitoba, Canada.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 5:00 pm followed by a short service on Sunday January 11, at Riverview Christian Fellowship White Pigeon, MI. Services will be conducted by Pastor Merlin Miller. The family will have a private burial in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to The Haven, White Pigeon, MI.

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



Jones, Richard C.
, 72, of Pottstown, PA died July 15, 2015 at home from cancer. He was born November 7, 1941 at Pottstown, PA to Paul S. and Mabel L. (Christophel) Jones. He was married to Donna J. Quigg, who survives.

Surviving are children, Tami (and William) Scheetz, Barbara Schueck, Christi (and Joshua) Engle, and Todd (and Shannon) Jones; seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held 7 20 2015 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, PA with burial in Limerick Garden of Memories.

Submitted by: Pastor Nelson Shenk, Boyertown, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Richard C. Jones, 72, of Pottstown, husband of Donna J. (Quigg) Jones, of West Chestnut Street, Pottstown, died Wednesday, July 15, 2015 at home. Mr. Jones was born on November 7, 1942, in Pottstown. He was a son of the late Paul S. and Mabel L. (Christophel) Jones.

Before he retired, Mr. Jones was a construction supervisor for Sukonik Building Companies. During his retirement he delivered parts for AMS, Pottstown. Mr. Jones was a member of Boyertown Mennonite Church, where he served as a trustee. He was a John Deere enthusiast and drove tractors for Willard Geissinger in various tractor shows and parades. He loved spending time at their cabin in Potter County. There he loved hunting, riding four-wheelers, sitting by the fire ring and spending time with friends and family.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Jones is survived by his children, Tami Lee, wife of William M. Scheetz Sr., Boyertown, Barbara Renee Schueck, Pottstown, Christi Yvonne, wife of Joshua Engle, Salisbury, MD, and Richard Todd, husband of Shannon (Layden) Jones, Oxford; his grandchildren, William Scheetz Jr., Sarah Scheetz, Rebekah Schueck, Zachary Schueck, Luke Engle, Nathan Engle, and Owen Jones; and his siblings, Paul C., husband of the late Faye (Slody) Jones, Silver Springs, FL, Ella Mae, wife of Glenn Freed, Limerick Twp., Ruth E., wife of John Butcher, Tomah, WI, Marvin C., husband of June (Kneckel) Jones, Limerick Twp., Linda S., wife of Roger Angell, Upper Providence Twp., and Leroy C., husband of Marie (Gehman) Jones, Douglass Twp., (Berks).

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald C. Jones, and David C., husband of Miriam (Ehst) Jones, Limerick Twp.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, at Boyertown Mennonite Church, with the Rev. Nelson Shenk, Pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Limerick Garden Of Memories, Limerick Twp. Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and 9 to 10:45 a.m. Monday, at church. Memorial contributions may be made to Boyertown Mennonite Church, 275 Mill St., Boyertown, PA 19512, or the Bayada Foundation, 290 Chester Ave., Moorestown, NJ 08057. Arrangements are by Holcombe Funeral Home, Inc., Trappe.

Published in The Mercury on July 17, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Fannie Plank
, 96, of Syracuse, formerly of Topeka, died at 4:20 pm on Tuesday, December 8 at Emily's House of Waterford Crossing, Goshen. She was born on July 28, 1919 in Sumner County, KS to Joni and Mary (Borntrager) Plank. On December 19, 1940 in Arthur, IL. she married Harvey A. Kauffman, he died May 10, 2003.

Surviving are five sons, Marvin (Liz) Kauffman of Millersburg, Alfred (Katie) Kauffman of Middlebury, Ira (Patty) Kauffman of
Goshen, Steve (Wilma) Kauffman of Topeka, Harvey, Jr. (Fern) Kauffman of Middlebury; two daughters, Mary (Daniel) Bontrager of Topeka, Katie (John) Eash of Syracuse; 35 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, six great great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ann Mast of Arthur, IL.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; an infant daughter, Barbara Kauffman; a son, Joni Kauffman; a granddaughter, Mary Jean Kauffman; six brothers, Dan, Jacob, William, John, Joni, Jr. and Lonnie Plank; four sisters, Emma Overholt, Anna Mae Miller, Barbara Mast and Lizzie Miller.

She was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, December 9 and all day Thursday, December 10 at the John Eash residence, 70764 CR 29 Syracuse. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, December 11 at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Amos Wingard and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Frank Morris
, 89, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died October 1, 2015 at Waterford Crossing, Goshen, IN. He was born May 26, 1926 at Kenmare, ND to William and Elma (Harris) Kauffman. On June 21, 1947 he was married to Evelyn Hostetler, who died July 4, 2012.

Surviving are two daughters, Pat (Danny) Yoder, Goshen, IN and Maryann (Ron) Shultz, Goshen, IN; four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

His siblings, Marvin Kauffman, LeRoy Kauffman, Floyd Kauffman, Melvin Dean Kauffman, Elsie Zook, Hazel Hostetler, Iva Merrifield, and Lois Franz preceded him in death.

Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in Germany. Frank was manager of the Pine Manor Feed Mill, had a logging business, delivered boats for Steury Boat Co, started Midwest Boat Repair and established Midwest Marine and Camper Center. He was a dispatcher and delivered motor homes for Gulf Stream when he retired. Frank was involved in the establishment of Elmwood Mennonite Church in Kendallville and served as regional director of Mennonite Disaster Service. He volunteered for several years doing maintenance at Mennonite Disabilities in Goshen.

Memorial services were held October 5, 2015 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen with burial in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Janet Shoemaker, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Kauffman, Franklin M.
May 26, 1926 - Oct. 1, 2015

GOSHEN - Franklin Morris Kauffman, 89, passed away unexpectedly Thursday evening, Oct. 1, at Waterford Crossing. He had been in failing health.

He was born May 26, 1926, in Kenmare, N.D., to William and Elma (Harris) Kauffman, the youngest of nine children.

He and his family moved to LaGrange County in 1938. On June 21, 1947, he married Evelyn Hostetler. She died July 4, 2012.

Survivors include two daughters, Pat (Danny) Yoder and Maryann (Ron) Shultz, both of Goshen; four grandsons, Rob (Sara) Yoder, Sam (Nicole) Shultz, Matt (Becky) Shultz and Derek Shultz; and nine great-grandchildren, Zachary, Ella and Ava Yoder and Abby, Hannah, Mallory, Hailey, Joslyn and Graham Shultz.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and eight siblings, Marvin, LeRoy, Floyd and Melvin Dean Kauffman, Elsie Zook, Hazel Hostetler, Iva Merrifield and Lois Franz.

Frank served in the U.S. Army from 1944 to 1946 in Germany. Frank was manager of the Pine Manor feed mill, had a logging business, delivered boats for Steury Boat Co., started Midwest Boat Repair and established Midwest Marine and Camper Center. He was a dispatcher and delivered motor homes for Gulf Stream when he retired.

Frank and Evelyn were active in the Benton Mennonite Church. He was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church.

Frank was involved in the establishment of Elmwood Mennonite Church in Kendallville and served as regional director of Mennonite Disaster Service. He volunteered for several years doing maintenance at Mennonite Disabilities in Goshen.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, at Waterford Mennonite Church. Pastor Neil Amstutz will officiate. A private family burial will be in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Disabilities or Mennonite Disaster Service. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 3, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Mary Elizabeth Zehr

Oct. 6, 1922 - March 19, 2015

GOSHEN - Mary Elizabeth Kauffman, 92, of Goshen, died at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 19, at Greencroft Health Care Center in Goshen.

She was born Oct. 6, 1922, in Cassville, W.Va., to the late Noah and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Zehr.

On June 2, 1946, in Middlebury, she married Alvin Kauffman.

Survivors include her husband; children Verda (Dale) Beachey of Fort Myers, Fla., and Rich (Bonnie) Kauffman of White Pigeon, Mich., Kathy (Paul) Culp, Mary Ann (John) Lechlitner, Joyce (Vernon) Themm and Penny (Jeff) Bradford, all of Middlebury and Joy (Scott) Graber and Jan Plummer, both of Goshen; 14 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by two granddaughters, Heather Beachey-Hayes and Janelle Craven.

Visitation will be from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 22, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 23, at First Mennonite Church in Middlebury. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to Middlebury Boys and Girls Club or the Middlebury Food Pantry.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 21, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffman, Melvin L
., age 87, of Parkesburg, PA, passed away on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at the Neighborhood Hospice of West Chester, PA. He was born in Atglen, son of the late Daniel S. & Annie Engel Kauffman. He was the husband of the late Mary Ann Smoker Kauffman who passed away on May 25, 2000. He was a member of Old Road Mennonite Church of Gap. He was a farmer in the Atglen area. In the past he was a member of the Stoney Brook Hunting Camp of Potter County.

Surviving are 4 children: Galen R. husband of Brenda F. Stoltzfus Kauffman of Parkesburg, Thelma J. wife of Victor D. Olinger of Parkesburg, Charles S. husband of Hollis D. Baker Kauffman of Atglen, Barbara A. wife of Duane E. Harvey of Quarryville, 9 grandchildren, 1 great grandson.

He was preceded in death by his wife Mary and 8 siblings: Ammon, Daniel Jr., Aaron and Mary Kauffman, Florence Blank, Dorcas Smoker, Hannah Stoltzfus and Esther Naomi Smoker.

Funeral service will take place from Old Road Mennonite Church, 5795 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA on Friday, February 13th at 11 a.m. with Pastor Richard Buckwalter officiating. There will be a viewing time at the church on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. and again on Friday from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Millwood Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to MDS, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. The family would like to thank the staff at the Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute, Infusion Center, for the excellent care that Mel received

Shivery Funeral Home Paradise and Christina, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Kauffman, Shirley A. Stalter

Oct. 20, 1938 - Jan. 5, 2015

GOSHEN - Shirley A. Kauffman, 76, passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 5, at IU Health Goshen Hospital after battling progressive cancer.

She was born Oct. 20, 1938, in Allen County, Ohio, to Fred and Mary (Heatwole) Stalter.

On Aug. 10, 1963, she married Merrill J. Kauffman in Elida, Ohio. He died Jan. 8, 2010.

Survivors include a daughter, Joy (Randy) Detweiler of Wakarusa; two sons, Kent (Carole) Kauffman of Fairview, Mich., and Steve (Lisa) Kauffman of Harleysville, Pa.; five grandchildren, Kayci and Micah Detweiler and Brianna, Janae and Bryce Kauffman; two step-grandchildren, Dominick Dilks and Jake Butler; three sisters, Carolyn (Raymond) Beggs and Janice (Morris) Roth, both of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Dorothy (Mel) Troyer of Monument, Colo.; and a brother, James (ChloAnn) Stalter of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

A Goshen resident since 1996, Shirley was a sales consultant and decorator at Snyder Paints. Shirley enjoyed hosting and visiting with her family and friends.

She was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where she served in the church library. Shirley had a passion for being outdoors and enjoyed flower gardening.

Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where an 11 a.m. funeral service will be conducted on Saturday, Jan. 10. Pastors Terry Diener and Matt Yoder will officiate. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory. Burial will be at a later date in Clinton Frame Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Clinton Frame Mennonite Church for the library.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 6, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffmann, Joel
, 64, of Goshen, passed away Friday morning May 8, 2015, at South Bend Memorial Hospital. He was born August 7, 1950 in Hopedale, Illinois to Ivan J. and Lola (Good) Kauffmann. On April 15, 1972 he married Nancy Geiser at A.M.B.S. in Elkhart.

A Goshen resident since 1970, Joel was well known for his cartoon strip Pontius Puddle. He was currently working as content coordinator for the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C.. He was developer of Israel's Nazareth Village and Menno-Hof in Shipshewana. Joel was also an accomplished screenwriter for numerous films including "The Radicals" and the award winning Disney movie "Miracle in Lane 2" which he co-wrote with Don Yost. A graduate of both Hesston College and Goshen College, Joel was a member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen

She survives along with two sons, Justin Kauffmann of New York City and Julian (Elizabeth Gaynor) Kauffmann of Portland, Oregon; a granddaughter, Elke Kauffmann of Portland.; his parents, Ivan and Lola Kauffman of Goshen; and five siblings, Paul (Patti) Kauffmann of Columbus, Georgia, John Kauffmann of Las Vegas, Nevada, Mary (Jon) Kauffmann-Kennel of Elkhart, Ruth (Brian Roots) Kauffmann of Deerfield, Illinois and Jim (Deb) Kauffmann of Oak Grove, Minnesota.

Friends may call Sunday, May 10, 2015 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A Monday, May 11, 2015, memorial service will be conducted at College Mennonite Church starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Phil Waite will officiate.

Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.
Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Healing and Hope, Nazareth Village or Menno-Hof.

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

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Kauffmann, Joel
Aug. 7, 1950 - May 8, 2015

GOSHEN - Joel Kauffmann, 64, passed away Friday morning, May 8, at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

He was born Aug. 7, 1950, in Hopedale, Ill., to Ivan J. and Lola (Good) Kauffmann.

On April 15, 1972, he married Nancy Geiser at Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart.

She survives along with two sons, Justin Kauffmann of New York City and Julian (Elizabeth Gaynor) Kauffmann of Portland, Ore.; a granddaughter, Elke Kauffmann of Portland; his parents, Ivan and Lola Kauffman of Goshen; and five siblings, Paul (Patti) Kauffmann of Columbus, Ga., John Kauffmann of Las Vegas, Mary (Jon) Kauffmann-Kennel of Elkhart, Ruth (Brian Roots) Kauffmann of Deerfield, Ill., and Jim (Deb) Kauffmann of Oak Grove, Minn.

A Goshen resident since 1970, Joel was well-known for his cartoon strip "Pontius Puddle." He was working as content coordinator for the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. He was developer of Israel's Nazareth Village and Menno-Hof in Shipshewana. Joel was also an accomplished screenwriter for numerous films, including "The Radicals" and the award-winning Disney movie "Miracle in Lane 2," which he co-wrote with Don Yost.

A graduate of Hesston College and Goshen College, Joel was a member of College Mennonite Church in Goshen.

Friends may call from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A Monday, May 11, memorial service will be conducted at College Mennonite Church starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastor Phil Waite will officiate. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Healing and Hope, Nazareth Village or Menno-Hof.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 9, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kauffmann, Marietta Barth
, 95, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died August 18, 2015 at the same place. She was born October 11, 1919 at Tremont, IL to August and Dorothy (Neuswanger) Barth. On December 9 1943 at Peoria she was married to Melvin L. Kauffmann, who was born June 9, 1918 and died December 12, 2009.

Surviving are children, Duane (Dottie) Kauffmann; Donald (Wanda) Kauffmann; Keith (Kathleen) Kauffmann; and Galen (Cynthia) Kauffmann; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and two brothers, Richard (Dorothy) Barth; Benjamin Barth.

A son, Curtis D. Kauffmann, a sister, Darlene Kaeb; and three brothers, John Barth; Melvin Barth; and Orville Barth preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 22, 2005 at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Diana Hershberger Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Keens, Jenna Kristine Shirk
, 29, of Harrisonburg, VA died June 29, 2015. She was born July 10, 1984 at to Eric David and Karen (Hochstetler) Shirk and married to Geoff Keens.

Surviving are her parents and spouse.

Memorial services were held at Lindale Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

Submitted by: Leanne Benner, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Jenna Kristine Keens
(July 10, 1984 - June 29, 2015)

Jenna Kristine Keens, 30, of Harrisonburg, passed away on June 29, 2015 at her residence.

Mrs. Keens was born on July 10, 1984 in Orrville, Ohio and was a daughter of Eric David and Karen Hochstetler Shirk. She graduated from Orrville High School in 2003 and from Kent State University with a bachelor's degree in Fashion Merchandising. She was employed by Everence Federal Credit Union as a Member Service Representative.

On August 8, 2009, she married Geoff Keens, who survives.

In addition to her husband and parents, Jenna is survived by her sister, Kendra (Shirk) Forry, brother-in-law Kevin Forry, and nieces Leah and Alaina of Harrisonburg; maternal grandfather, Donald Hochstetler of Ohio; paternal grandmother, Erica Shirk of Pennsylvania; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends whom she loved dearly. Jenna was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Mary Hochstetler; and her paternal grandfather, Frank Shirk.

The family will receive friends and on Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 5 pm to 8 pm at Lindale Mennonite Church.

A celebration of life service will be held on Thursday July 9, 2015 at Lindale Mennonite Church at 11 am with Pastor Duane Yoder officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance by visiting www.ovariancancer.org ; or by mail, Ovarian Cancer National Alliance, P.O. Box 62885, Baltimore, MD 21264-2885

Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com

Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home. 540.833.2891

McMullen Funeral Home
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kempf, Esther Lapp
, 90, of Shickley, Fillmore Co., NE died September 16, 2015 at Geneva, Fillmore Co., NE.

She was born March 13, 1925 at Perkasie, Bucks Co., PA to Norman Beidler and Mabel Wismer Lapp. Norman was born December 11, 1899 and died February 3, 1983. Mabel was born September 24, 1900 and died December 29 1977.

On April 24, 1948 at Perkasie, PA she was married to Wayne Daniel Kempf, who was born April 26, 1925 and died January 17, 2013.

Surviving are children, Donald (Shirley Good) Kempf, Ellen (Byron) Miller, David (Susan Walters) Kempf, Dale (Kay Miller) Kempf, Margaret (William) Swartzendruber, and Anita Kempf; 13 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and two brothers, N. LeRoy Lapp and Gordon Lapp.

Two brothers, Stanley Lapp, and Marvin Lapp, and a sister, Margaret Lapp Reimer preceded her in death.

Esther had fond memories of growing up in a row house in Perkasie, playing on the street with the neighboring children and visiting her rural cousins nearby. Esther was baptized and became a member of Blooming Glen Mennonite Church at the age of fifteen. Graduating from Sell-Perk Consolidated High School in June of 1942, she then worked for the U.S. Gauge factory until January of 1946, when she moved to Akron, Pennsylvania and worked as a secretary in the offices of Mennonite Central Committee. There she met her husband, Wayne D. Kempf, and they were married on April 24, 1948 at Perkasie Mennonite Church. The couple first moved to near Strang, Nebraska to farm with Wayne's father, Roy Kempf. Living in an isolated rural setting without electricity and indoor plumbing was a challenge for Esther after growing up in a town with many neighbors and conveniences. In 1952 they moved to a farm east of Shickley, Nebraska, where they raised their family of six children. Esther loved classical music and the history of Bucks County, Pennsylvania, where she lived in her youth. Her ancestors had immigrated there around 1720. She instilled a love of music in all of her children, and as an active member of Salem Mennonite Church, she was involved in music and historic preservation.

Memorial services were held September 19, 2015 at Salem Mennonite Church, Shickley, NE with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Kempf, Orpha Kanagy
, 99, of Iowa City, IA, died May 28, 2015 at West Branch, IA. She was born April 23, 1916 at Parnell, IA to Emra Kanagy and Barbara (Schlabaugh) Kempf.

Her family includes two living sisters, Martha Justice of Cedar Rapids; and Olivia Abshire of Colorado; a brother, Lester Kempf of Iowa City and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Alice Kempf; brothers, Russell, Warren, Walter, Wayne, and John Kempf, and her dearest friend, Helen Spenler.

The second child of ten children. As a young adult she moved to Iowa City where she lived and worked for the rest of her life, over 75 years. She was a longtime member of the First Mennonite Church, she enjoyed quilting and was one who would help anyone in need; which she and Helen Spenler did often! Orpha' s wishes included that at her death her body would be donated for medical research through the University of Iowa.

Memorial services were hel May 30, 2015 at First Mennonite Church, Iowa City, IA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Andrea De Avila, Iowa City, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kilmer, Ella N. Hoover
, 70, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at her residence, after an 18-month illness.

She was born in Earl Township to the late Samuel and Ada (Newswanger) Hoover and was the wife of Ezra Z. Kilmer, Jr., with whom she shared 47 years of marriage.

Ella was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 4 daughters, Elsie Kilmer at home, Ada, wife of Steve Beiler of Lancaster, Edna Kilmer at home, Eva, wife of Nelson Fox of Memphis, TN; 9 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Harvey, husband of Martha Hoover of Liberty, KY, David, husband of Alta Hoover of Ephrata; a brother-in-law, Ammon Martin of Mifflinburg and a sister-in-law, Mary Hoover of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Frank and Jonas Hoover; 2 sisters, Mary Martin and Lena Reiff.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 16, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 481 S. Farmersville Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 17, at 9 a.m., at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Rd., 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 - 4/15/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Kilmer, Jennifer Danielle
, just three years old, departed this earthly life on Monday, June 8th, 2015 at St. Louis Children's Hospital.

She was born on August 26th, 2011 in Hopkinsville, Kentucky, the daughter of Shannon Kilmer and Lou Ann (Nolt) Kilmer.

While Jennifer's stay on earth was brief, those times, and the positive impact that she had on her family will be cherished.

She was preceded in death by Paul Leinbach and Paul Kilmer.

Jennifer is survived by her parents, Shannon and Lou Ann Kilmer; four siblings, Jeremy Kilmer, Janelle Kilmer, Jolene Kilmer and Jaylon Kilmer; her grandparents, Irwin and Mary Jane Nolt and Vernon and Elsie Kilmer; her paternal great-grandparents, Mary Leinbach and Naomi Kilmer; and her maternal great-grandparents Isaacc Nolt and Harvey Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Saturday, June 13th, 2015 at the Spring Hill Mennonite Church in Latham. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and then again from 6:00-8:00 p.m., on Friday afternoon, and June 12th, 2015 at the Church.
Burial to follow in the Spring Hill Mennonite Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home
Versailles, MO
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kilmer, Sanford

Feb. 8, 1926 - Dec. 14, 2015

GOSHEN - Sanford "Sandy" Kilmer, 89, passed away Monday, Dec. 14, at Courtyard Healthcare. He had been in declining health since August.

He was born Feb. 8, 1926, in Foraker to Phillip W. and Ella (Kohli) Kilmer.

On Oct. 24, 1948, he married Clara Schwartz in Nappanee.

She survives along with two sons, Tim (Vanessa) Kilmer and Phil Kilmer, both of Goshen; a daughter, Melody (Robert) Woodard, Fruitland Park, Fla.; a son-in-law, Tim Troutman of Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Jo Ella Troutman; and four siblings, Anna Mabel Kilmer, Wilma Christophel, Marietta Bontrager and Willard Kilmer.

A lifelong area resident, Mr. Kilmer was a longtime member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

He owned and operated B & K Sales and Rental and was a past owner of Three Oaks Trailer Park.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, and again from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. A funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the church. Pastors Terry Diener and Matt Yoder will officiate.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Clinton Frame Mennonite Church or Community Church of Waterford.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 16, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kindy, Florence Landes
, 93, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Plumsteadville, PA died April 22, 2015 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. Florence was born December 12, 1917 in Doylestown, PA to Jonas S. & Anna (Myers) Landes. She was the loving wife of the late Orie Allen Kindy for 68 years. She was a member of Doylestown Mennonite Church where she served as a S.S., Bible school teacher and was actively involved in the sewing circle. Florence also taught a ladies community Bible study and served on the Franconia Mennonite Conference Council. She and her husband Orie, assisted in the church planting of Easton Mennonite Church for 20 years. Florence enjoyed being a homemaker who was known for her hospitality. She was an avid reader who delighted in writing poetry. Keeping in touch with family and friends was a priority to Florence.

She is survived by a son, David Kindy & wife, Anita of Winston Salem, NC; four daughters, Karen Fennell & husband, William of Easton, PA, Diane Qaqish & husband, Basil of Winston Salem, NC, Rosemary Landis & husband, Steven of Harleysville, PA, Joanne Mercer of Ephrata, PA; eighteen grandchildren; twenty-four great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; two son-in-laws, Kenneth Reinford of Ephrata, PA, Lynn Schrock of Cazenovia, IL; sister-in-law, Alverda Landes of Souderton, PA and a brother-in-law, Wilmer Kerr & wife, Esther of Pennsburg, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by: two daughters, Carol Schrock & Rachel Reinford, a daughter-in-law, Merna Kindy, a grandson, Jon Kindy, three brothers, Daniel, Jonas & Clayton Landes, a sister, Rachel Kerr and a foster sister, Marge Blank.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm at Doylestown Mennonite Church, 590 N. Broad St., Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 where friends may view and meet with the family from 1:00 pm ?2:30 pm. Burial will take place at Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Doylestown Mennonite Church, 590 N. Broad St., Doylestown, PA 18901 or Hospice Memorial Fund c/o Grand View Hospital, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960.

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



King, Irene Ann
, 78, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died June 25, 2015 at the same place from leukemia. She was born April 3, 1937 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH to William Henry and Lydia (Short) King.

Surviving are a brother, Marvin (Pauline) King; and two sisters, Erma (King) Kauffman; and Ilva (Nafziger) King.

Her siblings, Harold King, Emerson King, Mabel (King) Courtney, and Maurice King preceded her in death.

Irene was a member of Central Mennonite Church her whole life. She was dedicated to her family, taking care of her own parents in their later years, keeping records of the family genealogy, and sending birthday and holiday cards to her numerous nieces and nephews. She loved to make crafts, which she gave as gifts and used to decorate her home. Her scrapbooks detail her many travels around America and overseas.

A 1955 Pettisville High School graduate, Irene held many jobs, including at Sheridan's in the early 1960s, at Style-Mark from 1978 to 1999, and then for Wauseon Woodworking. Most recently she worked at Central Mennonite Church from 2000 until 2014. She also volunteered at Care & Share.

Memorial services were held June 29, 2015 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH.

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



King, Lizzie S.
, age 84, of Paradise, PA, passed away at Mt. Joy Hospice Center on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Born in Georgetown, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Barbara Stoltzfus King. She was a member at the Hershey Mennonite Church where she was a part of the sewing circle. Lizzie was also a member of the Gap Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary.

She is survived by 3 siblings: Henry husband of Anna Stoltzfus King of Parkesburg, Rebecca Beiler Ebersole of Gap, and Fannie Esh of Gordonville, a half brother, Aaron husband of Barbara Stoltzfus Flaud of Gap, 3 step-sisters: Emma wife of Menno Stoltzfus of Logantan, PA, Anna wife of Christ Kauffman of Paradise, and Elsie Beiler of Bird In Hand. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. Lizzie is preceded in death by two step-siblings: Amos Flaud and Rebecca Flaud Beiler.

Funeral service will take place from the Millwood Mennonite Church, 441 Amish Road, Gap, PA 17527 on Monday, January 4th at 11 a.m. with a viewing time from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Pastors Glen and Andy Hershey will be officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Inc., Christiana & Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/2/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



King, Maynard Jay

July 25, 1976 - Nov. 25, 2015

GOSHEN - Maynard Jay King, 39, of Goshen, died unexpectedly at 9:54 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born July 25, 1976, in Elkhart County, to the late Melvin B. and Wilma (Mast) King.

On May 13, 2005, in Marshall County, he married Janice Hochstedler.

Survivors include his wife; parents-in-law Ervin (Ida Mae) Hochstedler; siblings Dora Ann (Verlin) Schrock, Freda (Nelson) Mullet, Marlin (Carla) King, Larry (Carolyn) King and Ivan (Amy) King, all of Middlebury, Gerald (Rose Mary) King of Topeka and Lamar (Linda) King of Shipshewana; four brothers-in-law; nine sisters-in-law; 14 nieces; and 15 nephews.

He was preceded in death by four nieces and two nephews.

He had been working at Veada Industries, New Paris, and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be all day Friday, Nov. 27, at Andrew Borkholder's home, 16769 C.R. 36, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the same home. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 27, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kinsinger, Peter
, 93, of Belleville, Mifflin Co., PA died June 14, 2015 at the same place. He was born February 1, 1922. On October 29, 1949 he was married to Nancy, who was born October 15, 1931 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Wilma.

Memorial services were held at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA.

Submitted by: JoAnn Byler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Peter D. Kinsinger, 93, of 406 Center Drive, Belleville, died at 8:45 p.m. Sunday, June 14, 2015, at Valley View Haven, Belleville.

Born on Feb. 1, 1922, in Somerset County, to the late Daniel and Amanda (Yoder) Kinsinger, Pete was married on Oct. 29, 1949 to Nancy A. (Sharp) Kinsinger, who survives and resides at their Center Drive residence.

Also surviving him are: a daughter, Wilma Lee Mays and husband, Ted, of Spring Mills; grandsons, Damon Clouser and Chris Mays; four great-grandchildren and very special nieces and nephews.

He was the last of his immediate family.

Pete retired in 1983 from the maintenance department at New Holland.

He was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, served as a longtime MDS volunteer and was formerly a member of the Big Valley Men's Chorus.

He was a man of strong faith that enjoyed helping others, going camping and deep sea fishing.

His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Maple Grove Mennonite Church with Pastors Alan Kauffman, Herb Zook, Gerald Peachey and Harold Sharp officiating. Burial will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery. His family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Maple Grove Mennonite Church and again on Thursday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Mennonite Disaster Services, 583 Airport Rd., Lititz, PA 17543 or to Valley View Haven, 4702 E. Main St., Belleville, PA 17004.

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

Lewistown Sentinel, Lewistown, PA, June 16, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Klaassen, Melvin
, 88, of North Newton, Harvey Co., KS died February 14, 2015 at the same place. He was born March 9, 1926 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS to Fred and Hannah (Harms) Klaassen. On August 30, 1947 at North Newton he was married to Donna Regier, who died in 2011.

Surviving are children, Linda Harms; Charles Klaassen; K. John Klaassen and Ellen Byergo; 12 grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 21, 2015 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Harvey Co., KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Kleppinger, Susan I. Mohr
, 81, of Macungie, Lehigh Co., PA died August 26, 2015 at Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA. She was born October 26,1933 at Macungie, PA to Lawence and Susan (Schantz) Mohr. She was married to Walter Kleppinger, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Sally L. Kleppinger, Nancy J. Kleppinger, and Scot A. and wife Rebekah; and two grandchildren.

Memorial services were held August 29, 2015 at Schmoyer Funeral Home, Breinigsville, Lehigh Co., PA with burial in Solomons Cemetery, Macungie, PA.

Submitted by: Roy Bender, Lancaster, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kradjel, Janet V. Fraser
, 84, of Zionsville, PA died April 5, 2015 at Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA. She was born August 18, 1930 at Jersey City, NJ to George N.
and A. Viola (Lilenthal) Fraser. She was married to Henry H. Kradjel, who survives.

Surviving are children, Howard Kradjel and wife Vera, Donna wife of Bob Michener, Elaine Heiserman, and Susan Smith; nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.

Janet served as a Sunday School teacher, Deaconess and Bible School teacher

Memorial services were held April 11, 2015 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Lehigh Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Roy Bender, Lancaster, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kratz, David
, 78, of Clarksville, MD died August 26, 2015 at Asheboro, NC . He was born May 21, 1937 at Hatfield, PA to Edgar and Evelyn (Bonekemper) Kratz. In 1963 at Hyattsville, MD he was married to Annabelle Zuercher, who survives.

Surviving are a son, David Kratz Mathies and wife Anali and a daughter, Holly Kratz and husband Ryan McEnaney; and three grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Janice Northrup and Marie Ryan preceded him in death.

Dave graduated from Hatfield High School and then attended Eastern Mennonite College (now University), Harrisonburg, Virginia, for two years. He transferred to Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, where he received his BS degree in Electrical Engineering in 1965. Dave`s entire working career was in the Baltimore, Maryland - Washington, DC area, mainly as a research and development engineer. He spent many years at the Applied Physics Laboratory of Johns Hopkins University, Laurel, Maryland, followed by a number of years at the United States Postal Service, Gaithersburg, Maryland. Dave was a member of Hyattsville Mennonite Church, Hyattsville, Maryland where he served on various committees throughout the years as well as being the lead sound system technician. He enjoyed nurturing his children`s curiosity, traveling with the family, watching documentaries about space and working on a variety of home projects.

Memorial contributions may be made in Dave`s memory to The Alzheimers Association, Western Carolina Chapter, 3800 Shamrock Drive, Charlotte, NC 28215-3220 or Pruitt Hospice, 902 West D Street, Wilkesboro, NC.

Private family service (does not say where).

Submitted by: Jake Short
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kreider, Marcus L.
, 32, of Marietta, and formerly of Manheim, died at home on Friday evening, May 1, 2015. Born in Manheim, he was the son of Jerry D. and Iva Lynn Gehman Kreider of Manheim. Marcus was the husband of Jolene B. Sensenig Kreider, and they were married on June 7, 2008. Jolene Sensenig Kreider is the daughter of Roland and LeAnn Sensenig of Union Bridge, MD.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents is a son, Sheldon Kreider, two daughters: Sharita Kreider, Lavina Kreider all at home; six brothers: Eldon Kreider (Lydia) of Manheim, Laurence Kreider (Crystal) of New Windsor, MD, Nathaniel Kreider (Katrina), Joshua Kreider (Lanita), Jacob Kreider, Ethan Kreider, all of Manheim; four sisters: Ellen Marie Zimmerman (Clair) of Romulus, NY, Elizabeth Martin (Leland) of Chambersburg, Delores Martin (Virgil) of Marietta, and Miriam Kreider of Manheim; maternal grandparents: Jacob and Olive Gehman of Thompsontown; paternal grandmother, Martha Kreider of Elizabethtown. Preceding him in death is a paternal grandfather, Harold Kreider.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at the White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 Newport Road, Manheim, on Friday, May 8, 2015 at 10:00 AM with the White Oak ministry officiating. There will be a viewing at the church on Thursday from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/6/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Kreider, Rachel Weaver

May 28, 1909-Oct. 30, 2016

GOSHEN - Rachel Weaver Kreider, 106, 1300 Greencroft Drive, died Friday.
She was born May 28, 1909 in Goshen, to Samuel E. and Laura Johns Weaver.
She married Leonard C. Kreider June 20, 1933, in Goshen.

She is survived by a son, L. Emil (Louise) of Harrisonburg, Virginia; a sister, Eunice Regier (Robert) of Tulsa, Oklahoma; eight grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Her husband, Leonard C. Kreider; her brother, Arthur Weaver; half-brother, Stahley Weaver; infant sister, Esther; and two daughters, Anna Juhnke (James) and Sara Hartzler (Gregory) are deceased.

Rachel grew up on a farm in LaGrange County in her early years and then on a farm where the Goshen Wal-Mart now stands, after her grade-school years. She excelled in school as top student in Elkhart County on the eighth-grade exams and as valedictorian of her class at Goshen High School. She graduated from Goshen College in 1931 with a Latin major and English minor. After teaching English and Latin for two years in Roann, she entered graduate school at Ohio State University, where she earned a master's degree in philosophy.

She is probably remembered by most people as a genealogist, especially for the 850-page book "Amish and Amish-Mennonite Genealogies" that she co-authored with Dr. Hugh Gingerich of Washington, D.C., in 1986. The book, the result of nearly 20 years of research, presented the genealogy of all the descendants of the original Amish community in Pennsylvania for their first century.
Her daughter, Anna, compiled an annotated list of her writings in 1999, which is much broader and has 69 entries, starting with a 25-chapter novel that Rachel wrote as an 11-year-old. It also included her master's thesis, "The Validity of the Idea of Negation and the Problem of Evil;" a history of the First Mennonite Church of Wadsworth, Ohio; a history of the Wadsworth Chapter of the American Red Cross; a history (with Ford Coolman) of the Mennonite cemeteries of Medina, Ohio, County; "History of the Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana, 1920-78;" "A Genealogy Prepared for the Descendants of Lloyd and Adelia (Stover) Kreider" (with J. Evan Kreider); and many shorter contributions, including a number of articles in "Mennonite Life" and "The Yoder Newsletter."

We have been a family of teachers, and one of our favorites in the list, due to Rachel's comment about it, is "When They Rang in the New," a 12-page short story Rachel wrote for freshman English at Goshen College in 1928. The story was based on a blizzard the previous New Year's Eve, when many stranded motorists spent the night at their farm. There were also several short plays and in addition to her writings, many speeches.

The family will also remember her proudly for her strong and vocal advocacy for world peace, equal rights for all minorities and for government action to protect and help the poor. She believed that was a large part of loving one's neighbor as one's self, which she believed was at the core of what was required of members of the Mennonite Church of which she was a dedicated member throughout her life. Rachel was a member of both the Fellowship of Reconciliation and the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom for 75 years. She often questioned her effectiveness and recognized her limitations, but was very consistent and very persistent about what she believed needed to be done.

A celebration of her life will take place at Eighth Street Mennonite Church in Goshen at 11 a.m. Nov. 7, officiated by the Rev. Brenda Sawatzky Paetkau. After the service there will be a light lunch followed by sharing of memories in the church fellowship hall.

At Rachel's request, her body has been donated to the Indiana University School of Medicine for teaching and/or research. Her ashes will be interred in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, Ohio.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio, for the Leonard and Rachel Scholarship Fund; to Eighth Street Mennonite Church; to Greencroft; or to another worthy institution or charity.

The Goshen News, Goshen, IN
Oct. 31, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Kreider, Rachel Weaver, 106, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died October 31, 2015 at the same place. She was born May 28, 1909 at Goshen, IN to Samuel E. and Laura (Johns) Weaver. On June 20, 1933 at Goshen, she was married to Leonard Cale Kreider, who is deceased.

Surviving are a son, Emil Kreider, married to Louise Kreider; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Eunice Regier.

Two daughters, Anna Kreider Juhnke and Sara Kreider Hartzler and two brothers, Stahley Weaver and Arthur Weaver preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held November 7, 2015 at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, OH.

Submitted by: James Juhnke, North Newton, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kreider, Thelma Hershey
, 82, of Palmyra, ended her long journey through Alzheimer's Disease on Christmas Day, 2015 at Arden Courts of Susquehanna in Harrisburg. She was born Thursday, February 16, 1933 in Paradise to the late John C. and Grace E. Hershey. She was predeceased on Saturday, December 20, 2014 by her loving husband of 59 years, Elvin Leaman Kreider.

Thelma loved her family, her community and her church. She was a loyal friend to many and was generous with her time and attention and always willing to lend a helping hand. She especially loved children and she delighted in watching and hearing about the activities of her grandchildren and neighbor children. She had a playful fun-loving spirit, an infectious laugh, and she loved playing games with her family and friends. She spent many years serving Stauffer's Mennonite Church in a variety of ways, including youth ministry leader, Sunday School Teacher and nursery worker. After graduating high school, she worked for Goodville Mutual Insurance Company for several years before marrying her sweetheart, Elvin. In addition to helping on the farm, tending vegetable and flower gardens, keeping the books for the family dairy farm, and taking care of the household, she found enjoyment working outside the home in various jobs.

Thelma is survived by a son, Glenn Kreider and wife Janice of Cedar Hill, TX; two daughters, Joan Buckwalter and husband Leon of Harrisburg, and Linda Metzler and husband Ray of Greeley, CO; six grandchildren, Jeneec Martinez and husband Johnny, S. Michael Kreider, Joshua Buckwalter, Shayla Buckwalter, Nathan Metzler, and Karina Metzler; one great grandson, Dallas Buckwalter; one great granddaughter, Marlo Martinez; one brother, Elvin Hershey and wife Patty; two sisters, Martha Yoder and husband Jay, and Helen Kreider and husband Paul. She was predeceased by three brothers, Leon, Paul, and Harold Hershey.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 2nd, at 11:00 AM at Lebanon Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon, PA 17042 with Pastor John Hunt and Dr. Glenn Kreider officiating. Burial will follow in Stauffer's Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bachmanville. Family and friends are invited for viewing on Friday, January 1st, from 6 to 8 PM at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078 and on Saturday from 10 AM until time of the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her honor to Alzheimer's Association Greater PA Chapter, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 www.alz.org/pa or Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 www.mds.mennonite.net or Heartland Hospice, 1200 Walnut Bottom Rd. #302, Carlisle, PA 17015 www.heartlandhospice.com/Carlisle. Condolences and memories may be shared at www.rothermelfuneralhome.com

Intelligencer Journal - 12/29/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Kuhns, Emily Rose

May 20, 2015 - May 22, 2015

GOSHEN - Emily Rose Kuhns, 2-day-old infant daughter of Joni and Lizzie (Herschberger) Kuhns, died at 12:58 p.m. Friday, May 22, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born Wednesday, May 20, at New Eden Care Center.

Emily's parents are members of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving with her parents are grandparents Freeman and Irene Kuhns of Milford and John and Mary Esther Herschberger of Topeka, and great-grandmother Lizzie (Ben, deceased) Herschberger of Topeka.

Family and friends may call all day Sunday at the family residence, 5282 W 900 N., Milford. Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, May 25, at their residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Kuhns and Andrew Herschberger.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 24, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kuhns, Viola Steiner

April 30, 1929 - Jan. 21, 2015

FORT WAYNE - Viola "Vi" Kuhns, 85, died at 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21.

She was born April 30, 1929, in Apple Creek, Ohio, to the late Homer and Bertha (Zuercher) Steiner.

On Feb. 20, 1954, she married David Stanley Kuhns.

Surviving are her children, Curt (Carol) Kuhns, Tim (Denice) Kuhns, Gary (Diane) Kuhns of Goshen, Bonita (Rex) Lengacher and Cindy Kuhns; grandchildren Christy (Jeremiah), Stacy, Jeremy (Karen), Grant (Heather), Nicole, Jeff (Nicole), Jason (Sarah), Tim (Kylee), Jared (Jenna), Laura and Erin; great-grandchildren Annabel, Asher, Landrie, Benson, Corban, Maddox and Jaden; and siblings Roy, Marion (Ellen), Ken (Mae), Norma (Jim) and Clayton (Ruth).

She was predeceased by her husband; siblings Clair, Elno, Lee, George, Arlene and Dorothy; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home in Goshen, and for an hour prior to the 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, memorial service at Prairie Street Mennonite Church.

Arrangements are with Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home.

Condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 27, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kulp, David A.
, 75, of Pottstown, PA died October 11, 2015 at Seasons Hospice, Phoenixville, PA from complications of lung cancer. He was born January 12, 1940 at Sellersville, PA to Jacob C. and Florence (Alderfer) Kulp. He was married to Ruth Ann Hackman, who survives.

Surviving are children, Bradley Kulp, Deborah Landis, and Galen Kulp; six grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Darla Landis preceded him in death.

David served two years in PAX.

Memorial services were held October 14, 2015 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kulp, Roy C.
, 88, of Hatfield, PA; formerly of Chalfont, PA died March 4, 2015 at his residence. Roy was born June 03, 1926 in Harleysville, PA to tWilliam F. & Elsie (Clemens) Kulp. He was the loving husband of Jean (Smith) Kulp for 33 years. He was member of the Shiloh-MacCalla Lodge #558 in Souderton for 50 years and a former member of the Bucks County Historic Tourist Commission in Doylestown. Roy was former member of Zion Mennonite Church and currently attended Souderton Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, Roy is survived by three daughters, Joy Bishop & husband, Barry of Telford, PA, Krista Gulich of Doylestown, PA, Merry Tyranski & husband, Al of Slatington, PA; two sons, Roy T. Kulp & wife, Debbie of Odessa, FL, Todd Kulp of Houston, TX; two step-sons, David Hawk & wife, Jody of Bellaire, TX, Barry Hawk & wife, Patti of Houston, TX; six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his twin brother, Lloy Kulp, and two brothers, Homer & Robert Kulp.

A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family. Inurnment will take place at Zion Memorial Gardens.

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



Kulp, Sara H. Halteman
, 94, of Souderton, died Friday, January 9, 2015 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. Born November 13, 1920, in Souderton, PA, to Melvin C. and Laura (Landis) Halteman of Franconia, PA.

She was the wife of the late Henry D. Kulp who died June 3, 2009. They had been married for 69 years. In earlier years Sara and her late husband actively supported the church life at Spring Mount Mennonite Church and later at Ambler Mennonite Church. They then became longtime members at Plains Mennonite Church where they both served in various capacities and befriended children and adults for many years.

Survivors include two sons, Samuel H. and wife Lorraine (Kratz) of Souderton and Gerald H. and wife BJ (Bitler) of Souderton, 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

Sara was preceded in death by a son, Jacob, April 7, 2000, her parents and her brother, Lester Halteman, sister Eva Godshall and an infant sister, Marian, as well as brothers-in-law Paul Weaver and Clayton Detweiler.

Funeral service was January 15, 2015, at the Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, Pa. followed by burial at the Plains Mennonite Church cemetery, Hatfield, Pa.

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



Kurtz, Alma N. Weaver
, 88, of Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, February 5, 2015, at United Zion Retirement Community, Lititz.

She was born in Ephrata Township to the late Elmer M. and Anna M. (Nolt) Weaver and was the wife of the late Samuel B. Kurtz who died March 17, 2006.

She was a member of the Hahnstown United Zion Church, where she enjoyed helping with fellowship meals. She enjoyed quilting, candle making, reading and spending time with her family.

A homemaker, she worked at the former Nichols Store in Ephrata, and was last employed as an Assistant Manager for the Reamstown Car Wash.

Alma is survived by four children, Earla Fay, wife of Pastor John R. Leisey of Lebanon, Rose Anna, wife of Pastor Earl D. Binkley of Lebanon, Mervin W., husband of Pastor Marilyn E. (Frederick) Kurtz of Willow Street, and Sandra Lea, wife of Wesley C. Jenkins of Seminole, FL; 10 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Anna N., wife of the late Lester R. Sauder of Clay, Titus N., husband of Lizzie (Hurst) Weaver of Ephrata, and Mary N. Weaver of New Holland.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, Ike N. Weaver; and five sisters, Emma N. Garman, Nora N. Wenger, Rhoda N. Weaver, Bernice N. Nolt, and Ada N. Sensenig.

A viewing will be held on Monday, February 9, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hahns-town United Zion Church, Glenwood Drive and Frysville Road., and also from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 11 a.m., Tuesday, at the church, with Pastors John H. Fry, John R. Leisey, and Earl D. Binkley officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Alma's memory may be made to the Hahns-town United Zion Church, Glenwood Drive and Frysville Road, Ephrata, PA 17522 or to the United Zion Retirement Community Caring Fund, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 2/7/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Kurtz, Lola Ann Sheller
, 77, of Salem, Mahoning Co., Ohio died January 29, 2015 at the same place from Alzheimer's. She was born June 3, 1937 at Youngstown, Mahoning Co., Ohio to Clarence and Doris (Charlton) Sheller. On June 12, 1955 she was married to Edgar Kurtz, who was born September 27, 1933 and survives.

Surviving are children, Sherri (Dean) Goodwin; Dan (Priscilla) Kurtz; and Linda (Mark) Witmer; nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held February 3, 2015 at Leetonia Mennonite Church, Leetonia, Columbiana Co., OH with burial in Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana, Mahoning Co., OH.

Submitted by: Brenda Slabaugh, Columbiana, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Kurtz, Mahlon K.
, 90, of Elverson, PA died August 18, 2015 at TelHai Retirement Community, Morgantown, PA. He was born May 4, 1925 in Caernarvon Twp., Berks Co., PA to Abram and Katie (King) Kurtz. He was married to Charlotte Piersol, who died November 16, 2014.

Surviving are children, Randall (Jan) Kurtz; Mahlon Joseph (Jane) Kurtz; Richard (Barbara) Kurtz, and Melody (Charles) Smith; seven grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Christopher Kurtz, two brothers, Ike Kurtz and Jonathan Kurtz, and two sisters, Anna Mary Yoder and Sadie Kirkland preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held August 22, 2015 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in Eby Cemetery Leola, PA.

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


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