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Wagler, Kendra Dawn ; . . Wagler, Myrtie Marie Lugbill ; . . Walter, Naomi H. Bergey ; . . Waltner, Orville ; . . Waltner, Roger Lynn ; . . Wambold, Elizabeth "Betty" Freed ; . . Wambold, Lamar A. ; . . Weaver, A. Joyce Musser ; . . Weaver, Anna Mae Sensenig Stauffer ; . . Weaver, Annette R. Martin ; . . Weaver, Barbara E. Schrock ; . . Weaver, Bertha May ; . . Weaver, Bertha W. Zimmerman ; . . Weaver, Daniel M. ; . . Weaver, Daniel Martin ; . . Weaver, Elmer H. ; . . Weaver, Grace Lefever ; . . Weaver, Howard E. ; . . Weaver, James Oliver ; . . Weaver, L. Arlene Witmer ; . . Weaver, Lizzie W. Hurst ; . . Weaver, Max ; . . Weaver, Micah Pierce ; . . Weaver, Mildred Leota Montoney ; . . Weaver, Miriam A. Weaver ; . . Weaver, Pauline S. ; . . Weaver, Raymond M. ; . . Weaver, Robert Wayne ; . . Weaver, Roy D. ; . . Weaver, Susie Martin ; . . Weaver, Thelma M. Horst ; . . Weaver, Viola B. ; . . Weber, Judy A. Turner ; . . Weber, Lester Clayton ; . . Weber, Norma Eileen Shoemaker ; . . Weiler, David H. ; . . Weiler, Eli H. ; . . Welch, Homer Allen ; . . Wenger Charlotte Irene ; . . Wenger, David Henry ; . . Wenger, Ella G. ; . . Wenger, Erma H. Sauder ; . . Wenger, Helen K. Hyman ; . . Wenger, Lloyd H. ; . . Wenger, Mary Ida Driver ; . . Wengerd, Jennifer Lee Roth ; . . Whetstone, Lovina E. Bontrager ; . . Widmer, Helen Yoder ; . . Wiens, Sarah "Sally" E. Neufeld ; . . Winters, Larry L. ; . . Witham, Donna "Diann" ; . . Witmer, Walter E. ; . . Wong, Chung S. ; . .

Wagler, Kendra Dawn
, 14, of Washington, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday at 9:55 a.m. at her home surrounded by family.

She was born March 3, 2001, in Jasper, to Marlon and Rhoda (Wagler) Wagler.
Kendra was one of God's special children that brought so much joy to everyone that knew her. She enjoyed spending time with her siblings, many cousins and other children.

She attended Lena Dunn Elementary and Washington Junior High School.

Kendra is preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Willis and Rosanna Wagler; her uncle, Nelson Wagler; and a cousin, Wendell Mast.

Kendra is survived by her parents, Marlon and Rhoda Wagler; her brothers, Austin and Aaron Wagler; her sisters, Kara and Kinsey Wagler, all at home; her paternal grandparents, Lewis and Mary Wagler of Hartville, Ohio; 20 aunts and uncles; and 37 cousins.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Sunday at Simon J. Graber Complex in Odon. Burial will follow in Mt. Olive Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. and Saturday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church.

Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake & Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.

Washington Times Herald, Washington, IN
June 25, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wagler, Myrtie Marie Lugbill
, 92, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died August 25, 2015 at the same place. She was born February 20, 1923 at Archbold, OH to Eli and Jennie (Burkholder) Lugbill. On October 25, 1942 she was married to Earles Wagler, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Richard (Evangelia) Wagler; Gloria Johnson; Bob (Deanna) Wagler; John (Janet) Wagler; Tom (Jeri) Wagler; Curtis Wagler; Tim (Sherry) Wagler; and Chris Wagler; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

A son, Daniel Wagler, a daughter, Mary Beth Schumm; two sons-in-law, Dr. Larry Johnson (Gloria); and James Grover (Mary Beth); a granddaughter, Jennifer Johnson; and siblings: Leon Lugbill, Martha King, Doris Britsch, and an infant Virgie Lugbill preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 5, 2015 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., Ohio.

Submitted by: Karmin Brooks, Archbold, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Walter, Naomi H. Bergey
, 96, of Ephrata, PA; formerly of Telford, PA died March 24, 2015 at Fairmount Homes. She was born March 30, 1918 in Telford, PA to the late Harry M. & Katie (Hagey) Bergey. She was the loving wife of the late Wm. Henry Walter for 51 years. She was a longtime member of Line Lexington Mennonite Church where she was a member of the sewing circle and was a past-president. Naomi also served on the church council for many years. Naomi was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother.

She was an avid and skilled quilter who taught quilting classes and received many awards for her quilts. Naomi was responsible for the Mennonite General Conference, Bethlehem 1983 quilt and wall hanging later displayed at the Franconia Mennonite Conference Center as well as the quilt for the Franconia Township Bicentennial celebration. She also donated many quilts and wall hangings to charitable causes.

Naomi is survived by two sons, Leonard B. Walter & wife, Ruth of Telford, PA, Daniel B. Walter & wife, Janice of Export, PA; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Franklin H. Bergey & wife, Shirley of Lansdale, PA; a sister, Rhoda H. Nissley & husband, Gerard of Elverson, PA and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Walter of Perkasie, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Orie B. Walter, a brother, Walton H. Bergey and two sisters, Beulah Schaffer and Sara Nyce.

A funeral service was March 28, 2015 at Line Lexington Mennonite Church, Line Lexington, PA with burial was in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Waltner, Orville
, 89, of Freeman, SD died May 1, 2015 at the same place.

He was born March 17, 1926 at Freeman, SD to Adolph L. and Julia (Kaufman) Waltner. Adolph was born November 5, 1894 and died October 8, 1976. Julia was born December 11, 1896 and died September 1, 1976.

On September 1, 1956 he was married to Audrey Preheim, who was born October 7, 1930 and died June 3, 2006.

A sister-Lynette Krehbiel preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 19, 2015 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Waltner, Roger Lynn
, 60, of Marion, SD died July 9, 2015 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD in a motorcycle accident.

He was born May 9, 1955 at Freeman, SD to Johnny H. and Mabel (Fliginger) Waltner. Johnny was born June 10, 1916 and died March 2, 2007. Mabel was born December 6, 1922 and died September 28, 2011.

On May 31, 1980 at Freeman he was married to Margaret "Peg" Mary Weier, who was born July 18, 1958 and survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Angela (Nathan) Tanner, and Shannon (Josh) Renkly; one grandchild, a brother - Loren (Carolyn), sister - Shirley Preheim, and his twin brother - Rodney (Vernetta).

Memorial services were held July 13, 2015 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Roger Lynn Waltner was born a twin in Freeman, South Dakota on May 9, 1955, to Johnny H. and Mabel Waltner and died suddenly as the result of a motorcycle accident on July 9, 2015.

Roger was baptized May 28, 1972 at the Salem Mennonite Church of rural Freeman, South Dakota at which point he began his dedication and service to the Lord.

Roger attended District 68 grade school in rural Turner County and graduated from Freeman Academy in 1973, where he was known for his story-telling and mischievous antics. He also attended Freeman Junior College for a short time. On May 31, 1980 he married Peg Weier at the Salem Mennonite Church. Throughout their marriage, they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Angela and Shannon, and have welcomed two son-in-laws, Nathan and Josh, and a precious grandson, Beau. His family was his pride and joy, and adding "grandpa" to his title was something that made him very proud. Living on a farm was Roger's passion all throughout his life. He began farming at the family dairy with his dad and brother Rodney which continued after purchasing his own farmstead in 1973. Working the fields and raising livestock cultivated his love for farming and being outdoors. After 25 years on the farm, he added a new adventure: punching the time clock, which didn't always fair well with his "Waltner time". In 2002 Roger began working at FedEx in Sioux Falls where his personality and charm touched a new set of friends. He continued working at FedEx up to the time of his death. Over the past few years, Roger also enjoyed working with his friend Elton "Kraut" Schoenwald for Marion Well Drilling.

Roger was faithfully involved in his church through various roles. He was an active member of the South Dakota Jaycees where he put his community service to good use and created lifelong friendships. In addition, Roger thoroughly enjoyed volunteering his time & renewing friendships at Freeman Academy's annual Schmeckfest. Late summers brought a smile to his face as he served on the fair board and volunteered his time to the Turner County Fair, known to him as the "four best days of summer." It wasn't always easy, but he was a true Vikings fan and enjoyed NASCAR racing. When Roger wasn't working, you could find a talented and endearing man tinkering with things on the farm, collecting and selling antiques, fishing, socializing, attending city celebrations, and taking pride in the upkeep of the farm. This was testimony to Roger's work ethic while treasuring time spent with his family and friends. Roger will always be remembered for his devotion to God and family, selflessness, sense of adventure and humor. He has touched many lives and will be terribly missed.

Surviving are wife Peg of 35 years; daughter Angela Tanner and husband Nathan and son Beau of Reno, NV; daughter Shannon Renkly and husband Josh of Arlington, SD; sister Shirley Preheim; brother Loren (Carolyn); twin brother Rodney (Vernetta); brother-in-law Jerry (Adrienne) Weier; brother-in-law Ray (MaryBeth) Weier; sister-in-law Judy Weier; sister-in-law Marnie Weier; sisterin-law Diane Weier; brother-in-law John (Evelyn) Weier; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Roger was preceded in death by his parents Johnny and Mabel Waltner, in-laws Herbert and Genevieve Weier, brother-in-law Bob Weier, nephew Dalton Waltner, and nieces Ann Marie and Teresa Weier.

Walter Funeral Homes, Freeman, SD
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wambold, Elizabeth "Betty" Freed
, 91, of Sellersville, PA; formerly of Souderton, PA died February 3, 2015 at Rockhill Mennonite Community. She was born December 26, 1923 in Franconia Twp., PA to the late Allen H. & Lydia H. (Freed) Freed. She was the loving wife of the late Oswin K. Wambold for 9 years.

Survived by a step-daughter, Judy W. Tyson & husband, Gary of Souderton, PA; two step-granddaughters, Leticia R. Clark & husband, Ken of Telford, PA and Cassandra L. Tyson of Quakertown, PA.

A funeral service was February 6, 2015 at Rockhill Mennonite Community Chapel, Sellersville, Pennsylvania. A private burial was at Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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



Wambold, Lamar A.
, 76, of Scottsdale, AZ died March 21, 2015 at Phoenix, Maricopa Co., Arizona from pancreatic cancer. He was born June 24, 1938 at Sellersville, Bucks Co.,, PA to Raymond and Marie (Agar) Wambold. On July 26, 1958 he was married to Anna Yoder, who was born August 16, 1938 and survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Jackie Miller and husband Bryan; and Jennifer Gasbarra and husband Michael; four grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, LaRaine Alderfer and husband, Arlen; and Elaine Nice and husband, Donald; and a brother, Leonard Wambold and wife Janice.

Memorial services were held April 23, 2015 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Weaver, A. Joyce Musser
, 76, of Myerstown, PA, died Wednesday, August 26, 2015 in her home. She was the wife of Aaron S. Weaver.

She was born on September 6, 1938 in Earl Township, Lancaster County, daughter of the late Samuel and Minnie Hoover Musser. She was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Darryl L. Weaver and wife Alta of Fredericksburg; Jay L. Weaver and wife Miriam of Myerstown; Ray L. Weaver and wife Susan of Lebanon; Dean R. Weaver of Myerstown; Dale A. Weaver and wife Connie of Shenandoah; James M. Weaver and wife Joyce of Lebanon; Joy D. Martin and husband E. Matthew Martin of Lititz; 39 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; brother, Samuel G. Musser husband of the late Miriam Musser of Lebanon; sisters, Elsie M. Good wife of the late Ezra Good of Denver; Mabel E. Stauffer wife of P. Eugene Stauffer of Ephrata. She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, Rosalyn Joy Hoover, a brother-in-law and a sister-in-law.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 31, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Deep Run Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM in the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/28/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Anna Mae Sensenig Stauffer
, 89, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Friday, October 30, 2015, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital . She was born in Earl Township to the late Levi and Mary (Groff) Sensenig and was the wife of the late Edwin S. Stauffer, first husband who passed away in June of 1987 and Paul M. Weaver, second husband who passed away in March of 2007. She was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church, Ephrata, worked as a former practical nurse for the late Dr. Robert Hess of Terre Hill for many years, later worked in the bakery of the former Hollinger's Market and Martin's Country Market, both of Ephrata, prior to her retirement. Anna Mae enjoyed sewing and family gatherings.

Anna Mae is survived by a step son, Ronald E., husband of Shirley (Dickel) Habecker of Manheim; 3 step daughters, Barbara E., wife of Earl L. Martin of Lebanon, Carol A., wife of Eugene K. Martin of Lititz, Esther S., wife of John Herr of Ephrata; 10 step grandchildren; 25 step great grandchildren; 3 step great great-grandchildren; sister, Helen, wife of Harold Ressler of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and late husbands, Anna Mae is preceded in death by a step son, Lester Stauffer; 2 step grandsons; 2 brothers, Levi M. Sensenig, Jr. and Albert Sensenig; 2 sisters, Gladys Weber and Arlene Pharis.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, November 4, 2015, from 9 to 10 am, at the Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Road, Ephrata, followed by her funeral service at 10 am, with Pastors Nevin Horning, Leroy Martin and Richard Buch officiating. Interment will take place in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Anna Mae's memory may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA 17522 or to Gideons International, Lancaster Northeast Campus, PO Box 684, Ephrata, PA 17522. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/2/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Annette R. Martin
, 31, of New Holland, passed away on July 20, 2015, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She is survived by her husband, John E. Weaver.

Born in Ephrata, she was a daughter of Pauline W. (Horst) Martin and the late John Z. Martin.

Annette worked as a sales clerk at Eby's Store in Martindale.

Surviving in addition to her husband and mother is her daughter, Heather A. Weaver; three sisters: Audrey J. Martin of New Holland, Ann L Hoover, wife of Ervin, of Morgantown, and Cheryl K. Widrick, wife of Jason, of East Earl; and her grandparents, Eli and Anna Horst of Leola.

In addition to her father, she was also preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Ella Martin.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, July 24, 2015 at 10 AM at Myerstown Mennonite Church, 624 N. College St., Myerstown, PA 17067 with Bishop Lester Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday, July 23, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the church and one hour prior to services on Friday. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/22/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Barbara E. Schrock

Nov. 12, 1928 - Jan. 21, 2015

GOSHEN - Barbara E. Weaver, 86, of Goshen and formerly of Middlebury, died at 1:20 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 21, at Greencroft Health Care Center in Goshen.

She was born Nov. 12, 1928, in Buchanan County, Iowa, to the late David and Mattie (Yoder) Schrock.

On Feb. 27, 1949, in Wakarusa, she married Lowell E. Weaver. He died April 12, 2013.

Surviving are her children, Tom (Barbara) Weaver of Goshen, Steve (Susan) Weaver of Salt Lake City, Rebecca (Gary) Cline of Swoope, Va., and Patricia Weaver of California; nine grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings Sue Kurtz and Edward Schrock, both of Goshen, Bob Schrock of Mishawaka and David Schrock of Indianapolis; and her faithful companion, Coco.

She was preceded in death by her siblings, Alvin Schrock, Elizabeth Beck, Alma Bontrager and Mary Yoder.

Visitation will be for an hour prior to the at 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, memorial service at Bonneyville Mennonite Church in Bristol. There will be a private burial service in Grace Lawn Cemetery prior.

Memorials may be given to United Cancer Services of Elkhart County.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 23, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Bertha May

Nov. 9, 1914 - March 4, 2015

WAKARUSA - Bertha May Weaver, 100, of Wakarusa, died at 9:35 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, at Miller's Merry Manor in Wakarusa.

Born Nov. 9, 1914, Bertha celebrated her 100th birthday! She was born in Harrison Township in Elkhart County, to John M. and Anna (Schrock) Weaver.

Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Mary (Lloyd) Everly, Ruth (Henry) Burmeister, Emma Zimmerman, Wilma (Dana) Shaum, Naomi (Alvin) Martin, Florence (Vernard) Guengerich, Wayne (Joyce) Brubacher, Esther (Stephen) Walter, Lowell (Doris) Weaver, Carol (Marvin) White and Grace (Randall) Kauffman.

Preceding her in death were her parents, half sisters Martha Imhoff and Anna Brubacher and half-brothers Elias Weaver and Amos Weaver.

Bertha was a nurses aide at Elkhart General Hospital, retiring in 1979 after 27 years. She was a member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church and enjoyed quilting, which she did even up to her 100th birthday.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 9, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, 64901 C.R. 11, Goshen, where a service will follow at 4 p.m. Pastor Wes Bontreger and Pastor Vernard Guengerich will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home in Wakarusa is handling arrangements.

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

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

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Weaver, Bertha May, 100, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died March 4, 2015 at the same place. She was born November 9, 1914 at Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN to John M. and Anna (Schrock) Weaver.

Two half-sisters: Martha Imhoff, and Anna Brubacher and two half-brothers: Elias Weaver and Amos Weaver preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 9, 2015 at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Weaver, Bertha W. Zimmerman
, 86, entered into rest at the home of her daughter, on Friday, January 30, 2015, after a bout with cancer.

She was born in Brecknock Township to the late Noah and Elizabeth (Wise) Zimmerman and was the wife of the late Allen W. Weaver who passed away December 27, 2012.

Bertha was a member of the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by 3 sons, Marvin, husband of Elizabeth (Burkholder) Weaver of Lititz, Carl, husband of Marlene (Weaver) Weaver of Lititz, Lester, husband of Lucy (Oberholtzer) Weaver of Newmanstown; 3 daughters, Darlene, wife of Mark Kurtz of Mifflinburg, Janice, wife of Glenn Snyder of Denver, with whom she had last resided, Marie, wife of Marlin Wenger of Manheim; 33 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 2 sisters, Eva, wife of the late Henry Brubaker of Richland and Elizabeth, wife of the late Melvin Horst of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and husband, she is preceded in death by a grandson, Curvin Snyder; 4 sisters, Edna Groff, Anna Weiler, Edith Burkholder and Verna, wife of John Martin.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 4, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Rd., Lititz. Funeral services will be held at 9 a.m., on Thursday, February 5, at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Meadow Valley and Rettew Mill Rd., Ephrata, with Bishop Lester B. Martin and Ministers Gary Zimmerman, Elam Ray Martin and John Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

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



Weaver, Daniel M.
, 61, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at his residence.

He was born in East Earl to the late Jonas M. and Phebe L. (Martin) Weaver and was the husband of Violet W. (Martin) Weaver.

Daniel was a member of the Weaver Old Order Mennonite Church. He was a self- employed metal fabricator.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 9 children, Stephen, husband of Erma (Newswanger) Weaver of Hopkinsville, KY, Daniel Jr., husband of Linda (Weaver) Weaver of Lancaster, WI, David, husband of Helen (Nolt) Weaver of Ephrata, Rachel, wife of Alvin Newswanger of Lancaster, WI, Eleanor Weaver of Ephrata, Michael, husband of Marlene (Newswanger) Weaver of Ephrata, Mark, husband of Grace (Fox) Weaver of Ephrata, Paul Weaver of Ephrata, Julia Weaver of Ephrata; 23 grandchildren; 9 siblings, Joseph, husband of Miriam Weaver of Denver, Jonas Weaver of Federalsburg, MD, Nathan, husband Kim Weaver of Federalsburg, MD, Peter, husband of Cheryl Weaver of Mt. Pleasant Mills, PA, Eunice, wife of Joseph Weaver of Ephrata, Noah, husband of Erma Weaver of Hopkinsville, KY, Lois, wife of Jake Beiler of Ephrata, Rhoda Weaver of Ephrata, Joy, wife of John Shirk of Science Hill, KY.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 1 granddaughter; 2 sisters, Miriam and Phebe Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 8, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 214 S. Market St., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 9, at 8 a.m., at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m., from the Weaver Old Order Mennonite Church, 28th Division Highway, East Earl. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 3/5/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Daniel Martin

PORT TREVORTON — Daniel Martin Weaver, 86, of Port Trevorton, passed away on Sunday evening, April 19, 2015, at his home.

He was born June 24, 1928, in Thompsontown, a son of the late Banks and Anna Mae (Weaver) Weaver. On Feb. 27, 1952, he married the former Naomi Kauffman who preceded him in death in 1991.

He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills, where in his early years he had served as a deacon before moving to Paraquay, South America where he lived for 14½ years. He relocated to Breckinridge, Ky., where he lived for three years before moving back to Snyder County.

He was a farmer most of his life.

He is survived by seven children and their spouses, Lois, wife of John Schrey, of Port Trevorton, Ruth Ann Weaver, of Port Trevorton with whom he made his home, Paul and Diana Weaver, of Redgranite, Wis., Glenn and Linda Weaver, of Middleburg, Earl and Elizabeth Weaver, of Liverpool, Miriam Riehl, of Port Trevorton, and Orpha, wife of Anthony Zimmerman, of Mount Pleasant Mills; 31 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth, wife of Elvin Graybill, of Richland; and two sisters-in-law, Cora Weaver, of Mifflinburg, and Pauline Weaver, of McAlisterville.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Eunice in 1990; son-in-law, Paul Riehl in 2005; grandson, Ethan Zimmerman in 2007; three brothers, John, Samuel, and David Weaver; sister, Anna Graybill; brother-in-law, Glen Graybill; and sister-in-law, Nora Weaver.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Bethel Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills. The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, Mount Pleasant Mills with the Bethel Mennonite Church ministry officiating.

Burial will be in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 4/21/2015
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Elmer H.
, 85, of Shippensburg, PA died March 8, 2015, in Menno Haven, Chambersburg. PA. He was born July 27, 1929, in Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., PA to late Elmer W. and Emma M. Horning Weaver. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Good Weaver, who died May 20, 1985. Elmer was a lifelong dairy farmer. He was a member of Rowe Mennonite Church, Shippensburg, where he was a past Sunday School Teacher and Song Leader. Previously, he was a member of the Diller Mennonite Church, Newville, where he was a Trustee, Song Leader and a member of their Building Committee. Elmer loved to sing and taught young men how to be Song Leaders in Church.

Survived by his wife, Anna Mary Wadel Weaver, whom he married February 14, 1987; four children, Stephen K. (Cindy) Weaver of Coopersburg, Emmy Beth (David) Gerber of Ft. Francis, Ontario, Jerome D. (Karen) Weaver of Shippensburg, and Herbert G. (Deborah) Weaver of Shippensburg; one sister, Elva (Paul) Livengood of Manheim; 12 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

Viewings will be held Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Rowe Mennonite Church, Shippensburg. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 13, 2015, in the Newville First Church of God at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing one hour prior to the services. The Ministry of Rowe Mennonite Church will officiate. Burial will be in the Diller Mennonite Church Cemetery, Newville.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA

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



Weaver, Grace Lefever
, 94, of New Holland, went to meet her Lord on Friday, December 18, 2015, at Garden Spot Village. She is survived by her husband, Earl F. Weaver, with whom she celebrated over 73 years of marriage.

Born in Strasburg Township, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Gertrude (Buckwalter) Lefever.

In earlier years, Grace assisted at Weaver Memorials, New Holland, with her husband Earl. She was a member of New Holland Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years and enjoyed coordinating meals at various church functions. She had served on the Board of the New Holland Early Learning Center and the Auxiliary of Landis Homes. She had the gift of hospitality and opened their home to Fresh Air children as well as MCC International Volunteers. Grace was an avid Scrabble player and loved reading the Bible, traveling, raising houseplants, reciting poetry, and spending time with family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children: Grant, married to Miranda (Montclar) Weaver, of Buckley, WA, Violet, married to Ken Kreider, of Manheim, Steven Weaver of Lititz, Tom, married to Lori (Prussner) Weaver, of Lancaster, and Lori Weaver of Lancaster; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren; and a brother, James B. Lefever, of Kirkwood.

Services will be held at the Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557, on Monday, December 21, 2015, at 11 a.m. with Pastor C. Kenneth Martin officiating. Family will receive friends from 9:30-11:00 a.m. until time of service at the Chapel. Interment will be in New Holland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Grace's honor to G.S.V. Benevolent Fund, address above.

Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/19/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Howard E.

January 3, 1926 - January 20, 2015

LEWISBURG - Howard E. Weaver, 89, formerly of Middleburg, died in his home at 381 Hill School Road, at 11:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2015. He was lovingly cared for by his wife and family, as well as Evangelical Hospice for the past nine months.

He was born Jan. 3, 1926, in Columbiana, Ohio, a son of the late Edwin and Lena Weaver. On May 18, 1952, he married L. Arlene Witmer who survives. Together they farmed in Columbiana, Ohio before moving their family to Pennsylvania in 1965.

The Weaver dairy farm on Walnut Acres Road near Penns Creek, was also known for its years of tomato and strawberry production. Many area youth spent part of their summers helping the Weaver's harvest crops.

Howard was a member of the Millmont Mennonite Church, where he served many years on the pastoral team. He lived a full life, faithful to the Lord, ministering to his family, church and community.

Surviving, in addition to his wife of nearly 63 years, are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ernest Weaver, of Middleburg, James and Joy Weaver, of Lewisburg, and Dan and Tina Weaver, of Lewisburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and John Stoltzfus, of Hillside, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Brenda Weaver, of Millmont; 24 children happily called him Grandpa; and 44 great-grandchildren blessed his days; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sara Weaver, of Columbiana, Ohio, Mary Ellen and Willis Eberly, of Orville, Ohio, Anna Kathryn and George Reesor, of Stouffville, Ontario, Canada.

He was preceded in death by one son, John Weaver; one daughter-in-law, Lois Weaver; two great-grandchildren; two brothers, Paul and David Weaver; and two sisters Alma Martin and Edith Good.

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, followed by the funeral at 10:30, at the Millmont Mennonite Church, 1250 Millmont Road, with Richard Herr, Nathan Reiff, and Roy Longenecker, officiating ministers.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Memorial gifts in Howard's memory may be made to Evangelical Hospice, 130 Hospital Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837.

Sunbury Daily Item - 1/22/2015
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, James Oliver

Oct. 22, 1920 - Nov. 9, 2015

GOSHEN - James Oliver Weaver, 95, of Goshen, died at 1:20 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen.

He was born Oct. 22, 1920, in Elkhart County, to Amzey D. and Bessie Fay (Grosh) Weaver.

He married Vera Mae (Troyer) Weaver on June 14, 1946.

Surviving are his wife, Vera Mae of Goshen; sons Larry (Marge Litwiller) Weaver of Hopedale, Ill.; Jon (Kathy Yoder) Weaver and Roger (Betty Roth) Weaver, both of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers Harold (Mary) Weaver and Howard Weaver, both of Elkhart; Richard (Dorothy) Weaver of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; and a sister-in-law, Phyllis Weaver of Elkhart.

Preceding him in death were his parents and a brother, Donald Weaver.

Growing up, James was a member at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, then later at Olive Mennonite Church.

He was a 1939 graduate of Elkhart High School and served with Civilian Public Service. He worked in retail wholesale for 30 years for Elkhart Paint and Wallpaper and Chupps Carpets, and 11 years for Elkhart Community Schools and Goshen College.

Visitation will be from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, with a service at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 13, all in The Meetinghouse at Greencroft Healthcare, 1904 S. 15th St., Goshen. The Rev. Kevin Yoder and the Rev. Troy Weaver will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 11, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Weaver, James Oliver, 95, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died November 9, 2015 at the same place. He was born October 22, 1920 at Elkhart, IN to Amzey D. and Bessie Fay (Grosh) Weaver. On June 14, 1946 he was married to Vera Mae Troyer, who survives.

Surviving are three sons, Jon (Kathy) Weaver; Roger (Betty) Weaver; Larry (Marge) Weaver; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three brothers, Harold (Mary) Weaver, Howard Weaver, and Richard (Dorothy) Weaver.

A brother, Donald Weaver preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 13, 2015 at The Meetinghouse at Greencroft, Goshen, IN with burial in Olive West, Elkhart Co., IN.

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



Weaver, L. Arlene Witmer

LEWISBURG - L. Arlene Weaver, 82, formerly of Middleburg, died in her home at 381 Hill School Road, at 10:02 a.m. Friday, October 2, 2015. She was born May 15, 1933, in Columbiana, Ohio, a daughter of the late Ezra and Lulu (Shaum) Witmer. On May 18, 1952, she married Howard E. Weaver, who preceded her in death Jan. 20, 2015.

In 1965 they moved from Columbiana, Ohio, to their dairy farm on Walnut Acres Road, where Arlene's hours of service, and good cooking, helped the family farm run smoothly.

Arlene made a career of caring for her husband and five children, working together with her family raising tomatoes and strawberries, serving others in many ways, and being an exceptional grandmother.

Arlene was a member of the Millmont Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three sons and two daughters-in-law, Ernest Weaver, of Middleburg, James and Joy Weaver, of Lewisburg, and Dan and Tina Weaver, of Lewisburg; one daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and John Stoltzfus of Hillside, CO; and one daughter-in-law, Brenda Weaver, of Millmont; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Warren and Lucille Witmer, of Archbold, Ohio, and David and Joanna Witmer, of Columbiana, Ohio; one sister and brother-in-law, Martha and John Bacher, of Wolford, North Dakota; 24 grandchildren; and 50 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one son, John Weaver; one daughter-in-law, Lois Weaver; two brothers, Vernon and John Witmer; one sister, Anna Mary Weaver; and two great-grand-children;

Family and friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday at the Millmont Mennonite Church, 1250 Millmont Road, where the funeral will be conducted at 11, Monday, with Dan Weaver, James Weaver, Nate Reiff, and David Swartzentruber, officiating ministers.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Sunbury Daily Item - 10/4/2015
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Lizzie W. Hurst
, 85, formerly of 290 Wabash Rd., Ephrata, died November 12, 2015, at Fairmount Homes Retirement Community (Wheat Ridge section) where she was admitted 2 days prior to her death. She was the wife of Titus N. Weaver, with whom she would have celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary, November 23. She was born February 10, 1930 in East Earl Twp., New Holland. She is the daughter of the late Isaac and Elizabeth Hurst. She was a homemaker and also kept busy for 47 years with a quilt business in her home. She dearly loved her family and will be lovingly missed by them all. Lizzie was a faithful member of the Springville Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are four sons, Glenn, husband of Irene (Zimmerman) Weaver, Paul, husband of Ada Mae (Weaver) Weaver, Melvin, husband of Alma (Martin) Weaver, Kenneth, husband of Darlene (Hurst) Weaver, all of Ephrata; 2 daughters, Esther, wife of Harold Sensenig of Shippensburg and Janet, wife of Jason Groff of Stevens; 29 grandchildren and 61 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers, Phares W. Hurst of Ephrata, Amos W., husband of Martha (Sensenig) Hurst of Lititz and 1 sister, Lydia, wife of Paul Nolt of Lititz.

She was preceded in death by 1 grandson and 1 great-granddaughter; 3 brothers, Reuben W. Hurst, Isaac W. Hurst and Aaron W. Hurst; 3 sisters, Annie, wife of the late Michael Nolt, Frances W. Hurst and Edna, wife of the late Leon Martin.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, November 15, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Rd., Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 16, 2015, at 8:45 am, at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 am, at the Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Rd., Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin and Ministers Walter Martin, Wilmer Martin and Walter Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the Adjoining Church Cemetery. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/14/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Max

Jan. 5, 1932 - Jan. 12, 2015

SAN DIEGO - Max Weaver, 83, passed away Jan. 12.

He was born in Elkhart, Ind., to Meno and Maud Bechtel Weaver, Mennonites who raised him in Elkhart and Nappanee, Ind.

He is survived by Nancy, his wife of 58 years; daughter Cindi Tredwell; son Chris; and grandchildren Kristen and Jamie Tredwell.

He was a most loving husband, father and grandfather. He had a sharp wit and sense of humor and had a long-time interest in politics, gardening, fishing, cooking and handiwork.

Max graduated in 1950 from Nappanee High School. He attended Goshen (Ind.) College, Duke University and Indiana University. He taught English at two Ohio colleges before moving to St. Louis, where he edited medical textbooks. During the racial tensions of the 1960s and 1970s in St. Louis, Max made a priority of community outreach. He was a most generous man, extending help to those with needs of any kind.

He passed on with high spirits and family close by after celebrating his 83rd birthday with family the week before. He gave his heart to everyone and everything he knew - until his heart finally gave out.

Memorials may be made to Prairie Street Mennonite Church or to your own special interest or charity.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 30, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Micah Pierce
, 3 days old, of Stevens, passed away on Friday, September 25, 2015, at Hershey Medical Center.

He was born in Ephrata to Shawn R. and Martha J. (Zeiset) Weaver.

In addition to his parents, Micah is survived by 4 brothers, Elliot, Patrick, Harrison, and Justus Weaver; paternal grandparents, Leon and Glenda Weaver; maternal grandparents, Marvin and Grace Zeiset; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Isaac Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2015, at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 144 Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata at 4 PM, with Larry Weaver officiating.

Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 9/27/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Mildred Leota Montoney
, 99, of Harrisonburg, went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015, at Harrisonburg Health & Rehabilitation Center. She was born in Whitmer, W.Va., on Feb. 22, 1916, and was a daughter of the late Albert M. and Nettie (Robey) Montoney. Mildred was a member of the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. She was united in marriage on July 2, 1938, to Earl S. Weaver, who preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 2002.

She is survived by a daughter, Lois A. Washington and husband, Jerry W., of Grottoes; three grandchildren, Debra K. Ours and husband, Greg A., of Bridgewater, Steven W. Mottesheard of Elkton, and Christopher D. Weaver; four great-grandchildren, Brandon L. Mottesheard, Cory A. Ours, Chad A. Ours and wife, Meagan, and Maryssa P. Mottesheard; one great-great-grandson, Carter L. Mottesheard; three stepgrandchildren, Christopher L. Washington and wife, Carrie, Jeremy S. Washington and wife, Destiny, and Michael W. Washington and wife, Stacey; and five stepgreat-grandchildren, Kristin Washington, Savannah Washington, Ryan Washington, Lydia Washington and Emily Washington; special nieces, Louise Swartz, Elsie Brunk and Gerri Lightner; and a special friend, Tina Mottesheard.

She was the last surviving member of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by a son, David E. Weaver.

A funeral service will be held at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015, with Pastor Mark Keller officiating. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Gideon's International, P.O. Box 734, Harrisonburg, VA 22803 or Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, 1552 S. High St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801.

Daily News Record - 8/26/2015
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Miriam A. Weaver
, 83, of Farmersville, entered into Jesus' arms peacefully on Sunday morning, December 6, 2105, at Fairmount Homes Retirement Community following a long struggle with cancer. She was the wife of Lester K. Weaver for the last 63 years. Miriam was an active member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, PA.

For many years, she and Lester attended Hess Mennonite Church near Lititz where Miriam enjoyed teaching Sunday School and helping with church cleaning. Miriam worked in food services in the Conestoga Valley School District. After retirement, she volunteered at the Ephrata Re-Uzit Shop and served as a Vacation Bible School teacher. In additional to gardening, Miriam enjoyed ceramics, doll-making making, and camping with the Campliters. But her best energies were given to her family and friends. She was born in Ephrata to the late Luke S. and the late Anna S. (Martin) Weaver and was the stepdaughter of the late Anna Mary (Martin) Weaver.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Ronald R., husband of Erma (Sensenig) of Reinholds, and L. Keith, husband of JoAnne (Hurst) of Reinholds; two daughters, Sharon D., wife of Steven J. Nolt, New Holland, and Diane K., wife of Jay M. Brubaker, Mount Joy, and was dearly loved by 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. Miriam is also survived by four brothers, Irvin, husband of Esther (Martin), Ephrata, Luke, widower of Pauline (Martin), Ephrata, Emory, husband of Joan (Hahn), Denver, Lloyd, husband of Naomi (Nolt), Ephrata; and three sisters, Thelma, wife of Nelson Hershey, Mountville, Edith, wife of Paul Gehman, Ephrata, and Rosene, wife of Leonard Martin, Denver. She is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Arlene (Rutt), wife of the late Raymond Weaver, and Cleo (Zwally), wife of the late Charles Weaver.

Miriam was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Charles, and one sister, Pearl, wife of the late John Eberly.

There will be a Celebration of Life service at Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl, on Thursday, December 10, at 10:00 AM with Pastors Brian Martin and retired Bishop C. Kenneth Martin officiating. Interment will follow the service in the adjoining cemetery. Relatives and friends are invited to visit the family at Weaverland Mennonite Church on Wednesday, December 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM and on Thursday, December 10, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM.In Miriam's memory, contributions can be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Dr., Lancaster, PA 17601 and/or the Fairmount Homes Retirement Community Benevolent Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522. The family is deeply grateful for the excellent and lovely care staff from both organizations provided during Miriam's illness.Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/8/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Pauline S.
, 82, of Ephrata, entered into rest, due to natural causes after a short illness, on Friday, December 18, 2015, at home.

She was born in Earl Twp. to the late Martin S. and Clara D. (Stahl) Weaver, and was a member of the Weaver Pike Mennonite Church.

Pauline is survived by 9 siblings, Eldon (Grace) Weaver of Port Trevorton, Carl (Irene) Weaver of Port Trevorton, Edward (June) Weaver, John (Marie) Weaver, Clara (Melvin) Auker, Kathryn (Mervin) Martin, and Joseph (Eunice) Weaver, all of Ephrata, Leon Weaver of New Holland, and Mahlon Weaver of Reading; and a sister-in-law, Alice Mae Weaver of Quarryville.

She was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Joyce Eleanor Weaver and Dorothy S. Weaver; and a brother, Martin S. Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Monday, December 21, 2015, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the residence of John S. Weaver, 836 Ridge Ave., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 22, 2015, 8:30 a.m. at the residence of John S. Weaver, with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Weaver Pike Mennonite Church, 28th Division Hwy., with Reverend Clarence W. Martin officiating.

Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 12/21/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Raymond M.
, 80, of 1943 Little Conestoga Rd., Elverson, died Friday, May 15, 2015 at Fairmount Homes. His wife of 59 years, Alta M. (Nolt) Weaver, survives.

Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late George and Lydia (Martin) Weaver.

Raymond was a retired farmer and a member of Honey Brook Mennonite Church where he served as a deacon since August, 1975.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Lucille married to David Burkholder, Benton, IL, Wilmer married to Sylvia Weaver, Elverson, Leonard married to Sarah Weaver, Ewing, IL, and Vernon married to Doris Weaver, Elverson; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and seven siblings: Lester married to Anna Weaver, Quarryville, Anna Martin, Ephrata, Irene Weaver, New Holland, Martin married to Rachel Weaver, Downingtown, George, Jr. married to Joann Weaver, New Holland, Clarence married to Arlene Weaver, FL, and Mervin married to Lucinda Weaver, Orchardville, IL.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Gage.

His funeral will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10 a.m. at Honey Brook Mennonite Church with Bishop Harold Good, Elmer Martin, Mark Hostetter, Nathan Sweigart and Duane Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Wednesday from 1 ? 4 p.m. and 6 ? 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/18/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Weaver, Raymond M., 80, of Elverson, PA died May 15, 2015 at Fairmount Homes. Born 1934 in New Holland, he was the son of the late George and Lydia (Martin) Weaver. His wife of 59 years, Alta M. (Nolt) Weaver, survives. He was a member of Honey Brook Mennonite Church where he served as a deacon since August, 1975.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Lucille married to David Burkholder, Benton, IL, Wilmer married to Sylvia Weaver, Elverson, Leonard married to Sarah Weaver, Ewing, IL, and Vernon married to Doris Weaver, Elverson; 26 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and seven siblings: Lester married to Anna Weaver, Quarryville, Anna Martin, Ephrata, Irene Weaver, New Holland, Martin married to Rachel Weaver, Downingtown, George, Jr. married to Joann Weaver, New Holland, Clarence married to Arlene Weaver, FL, and Mervin married to Lucinda Weaver, Orchardville, IL.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Esther Gage.

His funeral was May 21, 2015 at Honey Brook Mennonite Church with Bishop Harold Good, Elmer Martin, Mark Hostetter, Nathan Sweigart and Duane Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Weaver, Robert Wayne

Dec. 21, 1930 - Dec. 6, 2015

GOSHEN - Robert Wayne "Bob" Weaver, 84, died at 11:20 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

He was born Dec. 21, 1930, to the late Oscar M. and Inez (Wenger) Weaver.

On June 22, 1952, in Wakarusa, he married Mary Ellen Harter. She died Feb. 12, 1988.

On Sept. 17, 1988, in Goshen, he married Joann (Shettler) Miller.

Survivors include his wife; children Terina (Lonnie) Franks of Middlebury and Pamela (Ron) Everingham and James Weaver, both of Goshen; stepchildren Cynthia (Don) Hostetler, Cecilia (Robin Keck) Miller, Craig (Marcia) Miller and Crandall (Carla) Miller; 23 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and brother Glen (Sara) Weaver of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his grandson, Cody Franks, and siblings Anna Hunsburger, Fern Witmer and Lowell Weaver.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 58529 C.R. 23, Goshen. Family and friends may gather at 2:15 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the church to go in procession to a 3 p.m. graveside service in Violett Cemetery. A celebration of life service will follow at 4:30 p.m. at the church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 8, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Roy D.

WOOSTER - Roy D. Weaver, 73, answered the call and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on February 16, 2015, lovingly surrounded by his family, at home, on 7221 W. Smithville Western Road, Wooster, Ohio.

In his youth he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. He attended Northwestern and was engaged in dairy and poultry farming.

Rejoicing with him, is his wife, Doris (Good) Weaver, whom he married on June 7, 1964 and his children, Linda (Clair) Oberholtzer of Loudonville, OH, Nelson (Connie) Weaver of Sandusky, Mich., LaRoy D. (Debra) Weaver of Polk, OH, Loren (Sarah) Weaver of West Salem, OH, Lavon (Julia) Weaver of Wooster and Doris Lorraine Shurtliff of Oregon, also 3 sisters and 4 brothers, Edith (John) Peterson of Caldonia, OH, Naomi (Junior) Richard of Wooster, Harvey (Ina) Weaver of Ind, Melvin (Ruth) Weaver of Penn., Virgil (Janet) Weaver of Wooster, Elam C. (Ella Mae) Weaver of Penn., Lydia Ann (Dana) Good of West Salem, along with 42 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Awaiting to welcome him were his parents, Elam and Lydia Weaver, 1 brother Elmer Weaver, and a special grandma Barbara (Gehman) Weaver.

Visitation will be held at Pine View School, 4730 Rutt Rd., Wooster, OH, Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m.

A memorial service will be held Friday at 2:00 p.m. at the same location. Private burial prior to services at the Chester Mennonite Church Cemetery.

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is handling the arrangements.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.mcintirebradhamsleek.com.

Visitation: Visition on Thursday, February 19, 2015 from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Pine View School, 4730 Rutt Rd., Wooster

Service: Memorial service on Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pine View School

McIntire Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home
Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Susie Martin

July 29, 1927 - Aug. 11, 2015

WAKARUSA - Susie Weaver, 88, of Wakarusa and formerly of Goshen, died at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11, at Miller's Merry Manor.

She was born July 29, 1927, in Goshen, to Elias E. and Amanda (Ramer) Martin.

She married Daniel Weaver on Sept. 11, 1949. He died Oct. 18, 2011.

Surviving are a son, Tom (Emily) Weaver of Harrisonburg, Va.; daughter Norma Wagner of Goshen; grandsons Kent Weaver, Keith Weaver, Kevin Weaver and Kerry Weaver, all of Virginia, and Steven Showalter of Goshen; granddaughter Lisa (Wilson) Wenger of Virginia; 11 great-grandchildren; one brother, Paul R. (Frances) Martin of Narvon, Pa.; lots of nieces and nephews; and a special niece, Sarah (Sam) Imhoff.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband and 13 siblings.

Susie was a homemaker, farm wife and a member of Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at RMYC on C.R. 44 between C.R. 11 and C.R. 13 in Nappanee, with a funeral service at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church in Goshen. The Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Wisler Sharing Fund.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home in Wakarusa is handling arrangements.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 14, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Thelma M. Horst
, 66, went home to be with the Lord on February 3, 2015, at the Hershey Medical Center, after battling respiratory disease and cancer since Christmas. Thelma was born in Lebanon County on October 20, 1948. She was the daughter of Grace M. Horst of Womelsdorf, PA and the late Earl B. Horst.

Thelma is survived by her husband of 47 years, David G., of Womelsdorf.

Also surviving are three sons: Jonathan, husband of Marsha of Richland; Timothy, husband of Melisa, of Womelsdorf; and Philip, husband of Rosanna of Myerstown; four daughters: Joanna, wife of Roy Herr of Richland; Judith, wife of Lynford Kurtz of Stevens; Mary Beth, wife of Brian Martin of Morgantown; and Rhoda Ann, wife of Nickolas Knott of Womelsdorf.

She is survived by three brothers: Marlin of Myers-town; Floyd and J. Elvin of Newmanstown; and two sisters: Lavern wife of James Doutrich of Meigs, GA; Rhoda wife of Wilmer Lehman of Lebanon.

She is also survived by 29 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one grandson.

Thelma was a homemaker and a seamstress of men's plain suits. She was a member of the Richland Mennonite Church where her husband has been a pastor for 44 years. David and Thelma were owners of the Blue Spruce Market for 30 years and have continued to actively contribute to the business.

Viewing to be held at Fairview Reception Center, Jackson Rd., Myerstown on February 9 & 10, 2015, 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral Service to be held at the New Beginnings Grace Brethren Church in Myerstown on February 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at the Richland Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/5/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Viola B.
March 7, 1918-Nov. 26, 2015

Viola B. Weaver, 97, of Boiling Springs, PA, passed away Thursday, November 26, 2015 in her home. She was born March 7, 1918 in Thompsontown, PA to the late Martin & Bertha Bookwalter Weaver. Viola was a member of the Churchtown Mennonite Church. She loved to sew and was a caregiver to so many people, especially everyone at the Sarah A. Todd Memorial Home.

Viola is survived by her brother, Joseph Weaver of Carlisle. She was predeceased by her sister, Elsie Zimmerman and brothers, Samuel, Chester and Earnest Weaver. Viola had 10 nieces and nephews and 46 great nieces and nephews.

A viewing will be held in the Churchtown Mennonite Church on Monday, November 30, 2015 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 10:00 AM in the Slate Hill Mennonite Church and cemetery.

Source: Hollinger Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., Mt. Holly Springs, PA 17065.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH



Weber, Judy A. Turner
, 63, of Stevens, passed away on Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at her residence.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Henry and Ruth (Frankhouser) Turner and was the wife of Titus Weber with whom she shared 44 years of marriage.

Judy was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church. She was a homemaker, loved the beach, her family and spending time with her grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by 4 children, Wendy, wife of Trevor Graham of Ephrata, Rodney, husband of Wendy Weber of Lebanon, Kristen, wife of Jason Updike of Stevens, Adam, husband of Michelle Weber of Denver; 10 grandchildren, Travis, husband of Nicole Graham of Stevens, Tyler Graham, Tiffany and Austin Updike, Chase, Olivia, Adelynn, Derek, Carson and Zachary Weber; a brother, Barry, husband of Sandy Turner of Lancaster and a sister, Linda, wife of George Foreman of Stevens.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Road, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, June 1, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, followed by her funeral service at 10 a.m., with Pastor Nevin Horning officiating. Interment will take place in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Judy'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 - 5/30/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weber, Lester Clayton
, 89, of Lititz, PA died April 19, 2015 at the same place. He was born at Ephrata, Lancaster Co., PA to Abel and Ruth (Kolb) Weber. His wife, Lydia, survives.

Surviving are children, Steven Weber; Louisa and her husband, Thomas Martin; Bonnie and her husband, David Lehman; and Philip and his wife, Sharon Esterly; seven grandchildren, and siblings, Elvin Weber, John Weber (Arlene), and Richard Weber (Viola).

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

Submitted by: Linda J Herr, Akron, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Weber, Lester Clayton, 89, died April 19, 2015 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. He was born in Ephrata, PA to Ruth (Kolb) and Abel Weber, as the oldest of four sons. His wife of 63 years, Lydia Weber. Lester was a founding and active member of Akron Mennonite Church before becoming one of the founding members of Pilgrim's Mennonite, also in Akron, PA, serving in various leadership capacities in both congregations.

Survived by his wife of 63 years, Lydia Weber, his children Steven Weber, Louisa and her husband, Thomas Martin, Bonnie and her husband, David Lehman and Philip and his wife, Sharon Esterly; as well as seven grandchildren; Andrew, Rachel, and David Martin, Timothy Taggert, married to Jessica Taggert, Daniel Lehman and Karl and Christian Weber. Lester's brothers Elvin Weber, John Weber (Arlene), and Richard Weber (Viola) are also surviving and living in the area.

Lester was pre-deceased by his parents and step-mother, Ida Benner Weber as well as his sister-in-law, Ruth Weber (Elvin).

A memorial service was at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, PA on Saturday, April 25, 2015 with Rev. Barry Kreider officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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



Weber, Norma Eileen Shoemaker
, 90, of Floradale, Waterloo Co., Ontario, Canada died October 24,2015 at Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Waterloo County, Ontario from Alzheimer's. She was born July 14, 1925 at Floradale to Irvin and Edna Shoemaker. She was married to Edgar Weber, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Carolyn (Dennis) Burkhardt, Phyllis (John) Dietrich; four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Two sisters, Myra Brubacher, and Verna Bauman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 29, 2015 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Waterloo County, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges Road, St. Jacobs, Ontario.

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



Weiler, David H.
, 88, of Sarasota, FL, formerly of Ephrata, passed away after declining health on Thursday, April 9, 2015, at the Springwood Center in Sarasota, FL.

He was born January 11, 1927, in Earl Twp. He was the son of Abram and Susanna (Hoover) Weiler and was the husband of the late Anna (Zimmerman) Weiler, who passed away on October 2, 2001.

He was a member of the Bahia Vista Church in Sarasota, FL.

David was a self-employed farmer in West Cocalico Twp. He also sold feed supplements for McNess Co. for many years.

David is survived by 5 sons, David L., husband of Edna (Zimmerman) Weiler of Bloomfield, IA, Noah W. Weiler of Sarasota, FL, Harold L., husband of Sharlene (Martin) Weiler of Landisville, Irvin W., husband of Diane (Klick) Weiler of Richland, Sidney, husband of Ruth (Landis) Weiler of Sarasota, FL; 22 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Eli, husband of Ellen (Wenger) Weiler of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Holley Weiler, and a brother, Paul Weiler.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th St., Akron. A graveside service and interment will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at the Springville Mennonite Church Cemetery in Ephrata Twp., with Reverends Melvin Horst, Jr. and John Martin officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/13/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weiler, Eli H.
, 86, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in New Holland to the late Abram and Susanna (Hoover) Weiler and was the husband of Ellen (Wenger) Weiler.

He was a member of Springville Mennonite Church. Eli worked as a farmer. After retirement, he worked part time at the Shopping News.

In addition to his wife, Eli is survived by 9 children, Esther Stauffer of Narvon, LeRoy, husband of Jacqueline Weiler of Hamburg, Melvin, husband of Jacqueline Weiler of Ephrata, John, husband of Karen Weiler of Ephrata, Mark Weiler of Ephrata, Marvin, husband of Deborah Weiler of Denver, Mary Ellen, wife of Gerald Nissley of Middletown, Jason, husband of Kim Weiler of Bradenton, FL, Glenn, husband of Grace Weiler of Attica, OH; 22 grandchildren and 20 great granchildren.

He was preceded in death by 2 brothers, David Weiler, Paul Weiler; 2 granddaughters.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 4, 2015, from 5 to 8 p.m., at the Midway Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Rd., Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 5, 2015, at 9 a.m., at the Springville Mennonite School, with further services at 9:30 a.m., from the Springville Mennonite Church, 520 Springville Rd., Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin and Ministers Wilmer Martin, Walter Martin and Walter Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 12/2/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Welch, Homer Allen
, 97, of Windsor, VT formerly of Hartland, VT died May 23, 2015 at Cedar Hill Health Care Windsor, Vermont. He was born on April 22, 1918 in Burns, Wyoming the son of Homer James Augustus and Katherine Ethel (Rhodes) Welch. He was a member od Taftsvlle Chapel, Taftsville, VT. He served in the US Army during World War II. He returned back to Vermont and worked a few years at a turkey farm in Brandon, Vermont and then worked 40 plus years at the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. in Windsor, Vermont. Although Homer settled in Hartland for many years he also lived in Santa Rosa, CA and Las Vegas, NV for short spans of time.

He is survived by his 3 children; Philip Emery Welch of Milton, VT, Peggy Welch Walker of Newbury, NH, Richard Homer Welch of Billings, MT, his 4 grandchildren; Tracy Walker Jordan of Wilmot, NH, Tabitha Walker of Newbury, NH, Christina Walker of New London, NH, Philip Emery Welch, JR of Burlington, VT, his 3 great grandchildren; Dawson Walker Curry of Newbury, NH, Isabelle Katherine Jordan of Wilmot, NH, and Adeline Raven Jordan of Wilmot, NH.

He is predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Katherine Temple Welch, as well as 7 brothers and sisters.

A memorial service was May 30, 2015 at the Taftsville Chapel-(Mennonite) Taftsville, VT

Those wishing may make donations to the Bethany Birches Camp, 2610 Lynds Hill Road, Plymouth, Vermont 05056

Source: Cabot Funeral Home in Woodstock, Vermont.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Wenger Charlotte Irene
, age 95, died Aug. 7, 2015, in Harrisonburg, Va. She was born Jan. 20, 1920, in Guernsey, Saskatchewan, Canada, to the late Abram and Esther Yoder Wenger.

She lived almost her entire life in the Chesapeake, Va., area. She graduated from Great Bridge High School and attended Eastern Mennonite School. She was a lifelong member of Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church in Chesapeake. Charlotte excelled in her career as a caregiver for newborn infants and as a nanny. She was often consulted for difficult cases in infant care.

She is survived by two sisters, Ruth (Dorvin) Schlabach of Goshen, Ind., and Norma (Herb) Brunk of Lima, Ohio; three brothers, John Wenger of Goshen, Ind., Homer Wenger and Herbert Wenger, both of Chesapeake, Va.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Mary Wenger, and a brother, Melvin Wenger.

A memorial service is planned for Sept. 6 at 3 p.m. at the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church in Chesapeake, Va.

Daily News Record - 8/13/2015
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, David Henry

March 30, 1938 - July 5, 2015

Funeral services for David H. Wenger, 77 of Wayland, IA will be held Friday, July 10, 2015 at 10:30 AM at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church in Wayland with Pastor Pam Gerig Unruh officiating. Burial will follow at the Sugar Creek Mennonite Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 3 - 8 PM on Thursday, July 9 at Sugar Creek, with the family present from 5 - 8PM. If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to Rich and Kathy Stuebing, lifelong friends who have served as missionaries in Zambia for over 40 years. David Wenger passed away peacefully at his home on Sunday, July 5, 2015. Beatty Funeral Home is caring for the family and memories and condolences may be shared at beattyfuneralhome.com

David Henry Wenger was born March 30, 1938 at his parents farmhouse in Washington County, IA, the son of Emery and Mary (Roth) Wenger. David attended country school before graduating from Olds High School in 1956. David attended Hesston College for two years and then served in 1-W at the Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, IN for two years. He was united in marriage to Arlene Yoder on June 15, 1963. The couple started farming west of Swedesburg in 1963 and farmed for over 50 years. They had three children: Kevin, Jan and Jon. David was an active member of Sugar Creek Mennonite Church and enjoyed spending time with his family. He was an avid car collector and especially enjoyed going to car shows.

Survivors include his wife Arlene of Wayland, Kevin (Dorothy) Wenger of Mt. Pleasant, IA., Jan (John) Kauffman of Monroeville, IN., Jon (Ginger) Wenger of Mt. Pleasant, IA., seven grandchildren: Carissa, Nathaniel and Kalen Wenger; Katie and Allison Kauffman; Alexa and Brodie Wenger, three sisters: Mildred (Keith) Gingerich of North English, IA., Beulah (Jerry) Steiner of Wooster, OH, Mary (Mark) Headings of Wooster, OH and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding David in death were his parents and an infant granddaughter, Brenna Wenger.

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization: Rich and Kathy Stuebing - Missionaries

Beatty & Peterseim Funeral Services
Wayland, IA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Wenger, David, 77, of Wayland, Iowa died July 5, 2015 at the same place. He was born March 30, 1938 in Washington County, Iowa. He was married to Arlene Wenger, who survives.

Surviving are children, Kevin Wenger, Jan Kauffman, Jon Wenger; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 10 2015 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, IA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Katie Roth, Wayland, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Wenger, Ella G., 92, of 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, formerly of Voganville Rd., New Holland, died Thursday, August 20, 2015 at Fairmount Home.

Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Annie (Groff) Wenger.

Ella was a seamstress for Bareville Garment Company for many years and a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were four siblings: David Wenger, Allen Wenger, Eli Wenger, and Lydia Burkholder.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, August 24, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel with further services at 2 p.m. at Groffdale Mennonite Church with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Richard Burkholder, Edwin Reiff, James Oberholtzer, and Jerry Wenger officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel on Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/22/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Erma H. Sauder
, 75, of Lancaster, PA died January 15, 2015 at Landis Homes from lifelong pulmonary disease. She was born January 1, 1940 to Samuel and Lydia (Hollinger) Sauder. On August 10, 1963 she was married to Daniel Wenger, who was born November 10, 1938 and survives. They celebrated 51 Years of marriage in 2014

Surviving are children, Heidi Wenger, Malaysia; Dr. Andrea Wenger, Baltimore, MD; and Jo Fisher, Cranston, RI; four grandchildren, and siblings: Mildred Pinto, Barceloneta, PR; Edna Snader, Ephrata, PA; Bertha Kreider, Denver, PA; Dora Horst, New Holland, PA; and Laurence Sauder, Harrisonburg, VA.

A son, Daniel Ray Wenger, a brother, Leroy Sauder and a sister, Miriam Landis
preceded her in death.

Erma spent a year of voluntary service before her marriage working in the pharmacy of University hospital of Denver, CO.

She and her husband spent one year with Eastern Mennonite Missions in New York City as hostess of the Voluntary Service Unit.

She also taught in the Domestic Science School in Musoma, Tanzania where she lived for 4 1/2 years with her family under Eastern Mennonite Missions.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held April 4, 2015 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA. Her body was donated to Humanity Gifts Registry for medical research.

Submitted by: Dorothy Nickles, Lancaster, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Wenger, Erma Sauder, formerly of Lancaster, PA died January 15, 2015 at Landis Homes Lititz, PA. Born in 1940 in Caernarvon Township to Samuel E. and Lydia (Hollinger) Sauder. She was the wife of Daniel L. Wenger with whom she celebrated 51 years of marriage in August. A member of Mellinger Mennonite Church Lancaster, PA, She has volunteered at Water Street Ministries and Material Resources Center in Ephrata. She also taught in the Domestic Science School in Musoma, Tanzania where she lived for 4 years with her family under Eastern Mennonite Missions. With her husband she served one year with Eastern Mennonite Missions in New York City as hostess of the Voluntary Service Unit.

She is survived by her husband Daniel, three daughters, Heidi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Andrea, Baltimore, MD and Jo (Linford) Fisher, Cranston, RI, four grandchildren, Eden, Elliot, Helena and Harrison Fisher; four sisters, Mildred (Juan) Pinto, Barceloneta, PR, Edna Snader, Ephrata, Bertha Kreider, Denver, Dora Horst, New Holland, and a brother, Laurence (Evelyn) Sauder, Harrisonburg, VA.

She was predeceased by a son, Daniel Ray, a brother, Leroy (Irene) Sauder, and a sister, Miriam Landis.

A Celebration of Life Service was held at Mellinger Mennonite Church on April 4, 2015 Her body has been donated to Humanity Gifts Registry for medical research.

Bachman Funeral Home Strasburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Wenger, Helen K. Hyman
, 94, of Adamstown, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at Luther Acres in Lititz.

She was born in Brecknock Township to the late S. Earl and Katie E. (Fry) Hyman and was the wife of the late Noah Y. Wenger.

She was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Adamstown, a member of the Gouglersville Hilltoppers, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and at Luther Acres during her time there.

In the early years, Helen was in charge of the Trim Department for the Bollman Hat Co.

Helen is survived by three grandchildren, Barry (Brenda) Huey and Douglas (Lois) Huey and Krista (Rick) Sullivan; and 5 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Eileen Huey.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, February 13, at 11:00 a.m., at the St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main Street, Adamstown, with Reverend Sandra Gideon officiating. Interment will be private at the Indiantown Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Helen's memory may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 80 E. Main St., Adamstown, PA 19501.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 2/10/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Lloyd H.
, 84, of Lititz, Pa., entered into rest on Monday, October 12, 2015 at the home of his son, Clyde Wenger of Ephrata, with whom he resided, He was the husband of the late Kathryn H. (Hoover) Wenger, who died on December 5, 2009. They were married on March 17, 1951. He was born on September 12, 1931, in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, a son of the late Harry and Susanna (Horst) Wenger. Lloyd was a member of the Lime Rock Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference. He was a retired farmer from Lititz.

Surviving are three daughters and seven sons, Lois and Clarence S. Martin of Landisburg, Alvin and Lena (Martin) Wenger of Ephrata, Janet and Lester W. Huber of Myerstown, Kenneth and Rose (Kauffman) Wenger of Littlestown, Omar and Barbara (Shertzer) Wenger of Bellingham, Ma., Faye and Earl Z. Martin of Ephrata, Clyde and Grace (Zimmerman) Wenger of Ephrata, L. Eugene and Mary Jane (Wenger) Wenger of Lititz, Reuben and Cynthia (Martin) Wenger of Elizabethtown, Mark and Rhoda (Rutt) Wenger of Mifflinburg. He is also survived by brothers Raymond husband of Anna Mary Wenger of Lititz, Elmer husband of Anna Wenger of Manheim, and Earl husband of Ruth Wenger of New Holland, and sister Arlene, wife of the late Leroy Martin, and the late Ivan Zimmerman of Ephrata. He was survived by 57 grandchildren, 125 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 1 sister, Nora, and 3 great grandchildren.

A viewing will be held from 2-4 and 6-8 PM on Sunday, October 18th at Midway Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held at 9:15 AM on Monday at the Midway Reception Center with further services at 10:00 at the Lime Rock Mennonite Church, Penn Township, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will be at the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/15/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Mary Ida Driver
, 87, passed away Aug. 19, 2015, at her home in Versailles, Mo. She was born April 27, 1928, in Dayton [VA]. She was a daughter of the late Wayne and Sophie (Swope) Driver. She was united in marriage to Norman Wenger April 28, 1948, who preceded her in death in June 2006. Mary always kept her Valley ties alive, and she was able to fulfill her final wish when she recently toured the newly renovated homestead that she grew up in.

She is survived by a daughter, Joyce Elaine Wenger Ulrich, and her siblings, Florence Heatwole, Hannah Burkholder, Ruth Kauffman, Willard Driver, Lewis Driver and Beulah "Bootsie" Kenagy.

In addition to her husband, Mary is preceded in death by three brothers, Daniel Driver, Roy Driver, and John Driver.

A Celebration of Life will be held Aug. 24, 2015, at the Bethel Mennonite Church in Fortuna, Mo. Burial will follow at the Zion Cemetery. Arrangements are being handled by Kidwell-Garber Funeral Services in Versailles, Mo.

Daily News Record - 8/22/2015
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wengerd, Jennifer Lee Roth

GOSHEN - Jennifer Lee "Jenny" Wengerd, 47, passed away Friday afternoon.

She was born May 11, 1968, in South Korea.

On Oct. 16, 1993, she married Doug Wengerd.

He survives along with two sons, Benjamin and Isaiah, both at home; her parents, Paul and Caroll June (Hostetler) Roth of Killbuck, Ohio; and four siblings, Linda (Phil) Yoder of Killbuck, Tim (Peggy) Roth of Millersburg, Ohio, John D. (Ruth) Roth of Goshen and Stan (Susan) Roth of Archbold, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Steven Roth.

She graduated from Central Christian High School in Kidron, Ohio, and Goshen College. She was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church in Goshen.

Jenny, a title one instructor at Model Elementary School, focused on helping children learn to read. Interacting with children was the highlight of her teaching. Jenny used her creativity to create gifts for those around her.

Friends may call from noon to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at Waterford Mennonite Church, where a memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 20. Pastor Neil Amstutz will officiate. A memorial service will be at a later date in Millersburg, Ohio. Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Jennifer Wengerd Benefit Memorial Fund at Interra Credit Union. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 15, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Wengerd, Jennifer Lee Roth, 47, of Goshen, IN died September 11, 2015 at At the home of her brother and sister-in-law, Goshen, IN from a massive cerebral hemorrhage.

She was born May 11, 1968 in South Korea. On October 16, 1993 she was married to Doug Wengerd, who survives.

Also surviving are her parents, Paul and Caroll June (Hostetler) Roth; two sons, Benjamin Park Wengerd and Isaiah Steven Wengerd; a sister, Linda (Phil) Yoder, Killbuck, Ohio; and three brothers, Tim (Peggy) Roth, Millersburg, Ohio; John D (Ruth) Roth, Goshen, IN; and Stan (Susan) Roth, Archbold, Ohio.

A brother, Steve Roth preceded her in death.

She joined the Family of Paul and Caroll June Roth in Killbuck, Ohio when she was nearly 3 years old. Jenny graduated from Central Christian High School, Kidron, Ohio, attended Hesston College for one year, and graduated from Goshen College in 1991. Throughout her life Jenny delighted in learning new skills. She especially enjoyed craft projects, bringing enthusiastic creativity to knitting and cross-stitch, scrapbooks, stamping, greeting cards, jewelry, master gardening, and essential oils. She was a gifted chef, specializing in Korean cuisine, but also delighting in trying new recipes - especially international foods. Over the past years, Jenny worked in various roles in the Concord and Goshen Community Schools. Most recently, she served as a computer technician at Parkside Elementary and a Title One instructor at Chamberlain and Model Elementary Schools. Jenny loved to interact with children, using her creativity in helping her students learn to read. In each of these settings, Jenny developed a network of loyal friends. She took great pleasure in meeting with friends for meals or around craft projects.

Memorial services were held September 20, 2015 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Waterford Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.

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



Whetstone, Lovina E. Bontrager

Aug. 18, 1921 - May 25, 2015

MIDDLEBURY - Lovina E. Whetstone, 93, of Middlebury, died at 12:45 p.m. Monday, May 25, at her great-niece's home in Middlebury.

She was born Aug. 18, 1921, in St. Joseph County, Mich., to the late Eli A. and Lizzie (Yoder) Bontrager.

On Aug. 20, 1963, in LaGrange County, she married Samuel S. Whetstone. He died Dec. 19, 2008.

Surviving are three sisters, Edna Farmwald, Wilma Miller and Lizzie (Lewis) Hochstetler, all of Shipshewana; and brother Alton (Arlene) Bontrager of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, Fannie Miller and Anna Mae Bontrager, and three brothers, Homer, Levi and Harley Bontrager.

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

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, and all day Thursday, May 28, at Harley Beechy's home, 0155 S. 1000 W., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 29, also at Harley Beechy's home. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery in Middlebury.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is handling arrangements.

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



Widmer, Helen Yoder
, 98, of Wayland, Henry Co., IA died October 4, 2015 at the same place. She was born July 8, 1917 at Garden City, MO to Ervia and Fannie (Neuenschwander) Yoder. On June 6, 1943 at Wayland, IA she was married to Dr. Glen Widmer, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Gwen Widmer and husband Patrick Clancy, Kansas City, Mo.; Theodore Widmer and wife Linda Widmer, Mt. Pleasant; Jane Widmer Yoder and husband Frank Yoder, Kalona; Jean Clark and husband Dan Clark, Muscatine; James Widmer and wife Alice Widmer, Mt. Pleasant; and Janice Hadley, Wayland, former exchange student and family member Madjid Nader and wife Shirin and two sons; 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.

An infant son, infant twin grandsons, her brother Timothy; and her sister Ruby preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 10, 2015 at Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Wayland, IA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Katie Roth, Wayland, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wiens, Sarah "Sally" E. Neufeld
, 91, of Inman, McPherson Co., KS died January 19, 2015 at the same place. She was born April 2, 1923 in rural Inman to Abraham "A.T" and Anna (Ediger) Neufeld. On October 12, 1946 she was married to Simon E. Wiens, who survives.

Surviving are children, Sue & Wayne Dudley and Sid & Tammy Wiens; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, a sister, Margaret Wiebe and a brother, Cornelius Neufeld.

A grandson, Seth Wiens and siblings: Henry Neufeld, Dan Neufeld, Abe Neufeld, Lena Thiessen, Marie Gilley, Ann Jantz, Kate Ensz, and Linda preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 24, 2015 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS with burial in North Inman Cemetery, Inman, KS.

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



Winters, Larry L.
, age 70 of Lancaster, PA, passed away at the Mt. Joy Hospice Center on Friday, February 27, 2015. He was born in Vintage, PA, son of the late Bernard & Mildred Lauffer Winters. He was the husband of Sharon E. Bowles Winters with whom he celebrated 46 years of marriage on October 19th of last year.. He was a member of Grace Point Church of Paradise, where he was a Sunday School teacher. Larry loved his church and was a godly Christian man. He was a veteran of the Army, serving in Germany from 1962-1965.

Surviving besides his wife are twin daughters: Amber L. wife of Todd B. Zimmerman and Melissa L. Winters, both of Lancaster and 4 grandchildren: Jordan Armand Colon, Megan Paige Zimmerman, Isaiah Lee Alston and Evan Luke Zimmerman. He has another grandson due to arrive in March. He is also survived by 5 siblings.

He was preceded in death by 4 siblings.

A graveside service was Monday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m., at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA. Pastors Fred Martin and Tim Rogers will be officiating.

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



Witham, Donna "Diann"
, 63, of Topeka, IN died May 23, 2015 at the same place. She was born September 23, 1951 at Lagrange IN to John E. and Donnabelle (Lower) Witham.

Surviving are her siblings, Paula Osbun, Bobbi Alford, Leann O'Quinn, Connie Majors, Vernon Hochstetler, Nick Witham, and Terry Witham.

Three sisters, Marsha Stewart, Cindy Barrand, and Drema Witham, and a brother, John Witham Jr., preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 28, 2015 at Carney Frost Funeral Home in Lagrange, IN with burial in Farifield Cemetery, DeKalb, IN.

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



Witmer, Walter E.

Born: May 16, 1926
Died: August 30, 2015

COLUMBIANA - Walter E. Witmer, 89, passed away early Sunday morning, August 30 at his home.

Mr. Witmer was born on May 16, 1926, in Columbiana, a son of the late Merle and Annie (Rhodes) Witmer. He was a dairy and poultry farmer, and enjoyed delivering eggs and produce to his customers in the Youngstown, Boardman, and Canfield area. Walter was a long-time member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, the former Mary Showalter, whom he married October 19, 1950; two sons D. Philip (Nancy) Witmer and Jason (Iva) Witmer and two daughters Rebecca (Marc) Baird and Rachel Witmer, all of Columbiana; daughter-in-law Nora Witmer of Leetonia; 22 grandchildren; 33 great grandchildren; three brothers Amos Witmer of Mt. Crawford, VA, Harry Witmer of Leetonia and Jacob Witmer of New Holland, PA; and a sister Martha Lehman of Columbiana.

Walter was preceded in death by a son Luke Witmer, a daughter Priscilla Witmer, a granddaughter Sylvia, a brother Daniel Witmer, a sister Elsie Nason and two infant brothers.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 3 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 3990 Renkenberger Road, Columbiana with the Pleasant View ministry officiating.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, September 2 at Pleasant View Mennonite School on 2419 Beeson Mill Road, Leetonia, OH 44431.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests that donations may be made in Walter's memory to Christian Aid Ministry, 4464 OH-39, Millersburg, OH 44654.

The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio with the arrangements for their loved one.

Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home
Columbiana, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wong, Chung S.
, age 84 of Quarryville, PA., died March 20, 2015 at home. He was born in China, son of the late Lok & Mui Tsang Wong. He was the husband of Shunyee Low Wong with whom he celebrated 56 years of marriage on January 11th. He was a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church of Bird In Hand.

Surviving besides his wife are 2 children: John Wong of Africa and V. Yang wife of Gregory Bontrager of Quarryville, 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters and 1 brother.

Funeral service was March 27, 2015 at Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird In Hand, PA with Pastor Mark Mentzer officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

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


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