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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  X to Z


Yoder, Aaron John ; . . Yoder, Ada Irene Bontrager ; . . Yoder, Alayna Anne ; . . Yoder, Carl Edward ; . . Yoder, Chester Joseph ; . . Yoder, Doris Arlene Lahman ; . . Yoder, Edessa Jolie ; . . Yoder, Elizabeth C. Yoder ; . . Yoder, Esther P. Miller ; . . Yoder, Glen ; . . Yoder, Ida Beachy ; . . Yoder, Jane Harshberger ; . . Yoder, Jerry J. ; . . Yoder, Keith Edward, DDS ; . . Yoder, Lester A. ; . . Yoder, Lydia E. Bontrager ; . . Yoder, M. Pauline ; . . Yoder, Melvin Lester ; . . Yoder, Nicole M. ; . . Yoder, Pauline Ruth Troyer ; . . Yoder, Ruby Ann Ropp ; . . Yoder, Ruth Ellen Yoder ; . . Yoder, S. Glenn ; . . Yoder, Susan H. Frye ; . . Yoder, Wanda E. ; . . Yoder, Wilma Louise Barkey ; . . York, Viola M. Chupp ; . . Yunger, Tina Konsowitz ; . . Yutzy, Eli E. ; . . Zimmerman, Aaron S. ; . . Zimmerman, Abram N. ; . . Zimmerman, Allen B. ; . . Zimmerman, Anna R. Hoover ; . . Zimmerman, Clayton Rissler ; . . Zimmerman, David M. ; . . Zimmerman, Durell Lee ; . . Zimmerman, Edna Mae Zimmerman ; . . Zimmerman, Edwin Z. ; . . Zimmerman, Elam R. ; . . Zimmerman, Elizabeth H. Martin ; . . Zimmerman, Ella W. ; . . Zimmerman, Florence L. Christ ; . . Zimmerman, Josiah Lynn ; . . Zimmerman, Kathryn Z. Hoover Burkholder ; . . Zimmerman, Katie Martin Zimmerman ; . . Zimmerman, Lena R. Sauder ; . . Zimmerman, Lloyd H. ; . . Zimmerman, Martha Z. Zimmerman ; . . Zimmerman, Melvin B. ; . . Zimmerman, Michael Lamar ; . . Zimmerman, Nevin N. ; . . Zimmerman, Rosanna W. Hoover ; . . Zook, Allen Edward ; . . Zook Alvin Elmer ; . . Zook, Chester ; . . Zook, E. Pearl Petersheim Good ; . . Zook, Eli S. ; . . Zook, J. Mark ; . . Zook, Paul A. ; . .

Yoder, Aaron John

Oct. 6, 1997 - May 13, 2015

SHIPSHEWANA - Aaron John Yoder, 17, of Shipshewana, died at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, May 13, in his home from complications of muscular dystrophy.

He was born Oct. 6, 1997, in Goshen, to David Wayne and Rebekah "Becky" (Miller) Yoder.

Surviving are his parents; a sister, Kara Renae Yoder, and a brother, Joshua David Yoder, both at home; grandparents John R. and Waneta Miller of Topeka and David J. and Ida Yoder of Shipshewana; and a great-grandfather, Monroe Barkman of Topeka.

Aaron was a freshman at Westview High School and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be all day Friday, May 15, at the family home, 9380 W. 250 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at Clyde Miller's home, 2865 N. 1000 W., Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Freeman O. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery in Shipshewana.

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

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



Yoder, Ada Irene Bontrager
, 80, died May 2, 2015 at her home in Kalona, IA She was born on February 17, 1935 to Tobe and Lydia (Glick) Bontrager in rural Kalona. On May 6,1995 she was united in marriage to Calvin M. Yoder. Ada trusted Christ as her savior and was baptized in the Amish Faith. She later transferred to the Fairview Mennonite Church and was a charter member when Sunnyside Mennonite Church was formed. She spent 8 years in Germany under Rosedale Mennonite Mission, 24 years at the AAA as a travel agent and tour guide, and 20 plus years ministering to women at IMCC prison, and the last 20 years as a wife.

Survived by her husband Calvin of Kalona, 3 step children; James (Donna) Yoder, Leighton (Joanna) Yoder and Carol Ann Yoder all of Kalona, 6 grandchildren, a brother Norman (Ruth Ann) Bontrager of Kalona, 2 sisters Edna Miller (Mrs. Emery H) and Ethel Bontrager both of Kalona, 11 nieces and nephews, 78 great nieces and nephews, 40 great great nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two great nieces, 4 great great nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services were May 5, 2015 at the Sunnyside Mennonite Church in Kalona. Burial will be in the South Gingerich Cemetery in rural Kalona, Iowa.

Source: The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona, Iowa
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Yoder, Alayna Anne

Oct. 13, 2015 - Nov. 5, 2015

LAGRANGE - Alayna Anne Yoder, 23-day-old daughter of Dean D. and Abigail R. (Eash) Yoder of LaGrange, died at 7:48 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, at Lutheran Children's Hospital in Fort Wayne after a brief battle with bacterial meningitis.

She was born Oct. 13, 2015, at the New Eden Care Center in Topeka.

Survivors, in addition to her parents, are her grandparents, Mel and Charlotte Eash and Daniel and Susie Yoder, and great-grandparents Steve and Carolyn Overholt, all of Topeka, and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, at Townline Mennonite Church, 2165 S. 1000 W. Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 8, also at Townline Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Andy Eversole. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Memorials may be given to the Hope House at Lutheran Hospital.

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



Yoder, Carl Edward

Jan. 11, 1932 - Nov. 19, 2015

GOSHEN - Carl Edward Yoder, 83, Goshen, died 8:10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at his residence.

He was born in Elkhart County to Harvey and Eliza (Newcomer) Yoder. He married Ruth (Martin) Yoder on Oct. 3, 1954.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth of Goshen; daughters Bonnie (Jim) Gerber of Mishawaka, Charlotte (Gerd) Neumann of Germany and Rebecca (Frank) Stichter of Goshen; brothers Merrill Yoder of Mishawaka and David Yoder of Elkhart; sister Miriam Wenger of Goshen; sister-in-law Mildred Yoder of Goshen; and grandchildren Beth, Jordanne and Justin.

Preceding him in death are his parents; grandson Christopher Gerber; brothers Paul, Ivan and Earl Yoder; and sister Emma Hart.

Carl was a 1950 graduate of Wakarusa High School and served in the PAX Program in Germany. He retired from Sears as a hardware manager after 33 years and enjoyed woodworking. He was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where he served as an elder and a Sunday school teacher.

Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 22, and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. service Monday, Nov. 23, all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Pastors Kevin and Sharon Yoder will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to MCC (Mennonite Central Committee). Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 20, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Yoder, Carl Edward, 83, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died November 19, 2015 at the same place from cancer. He was born January 11, 1932 at Elkhart Co., IN to Harvey N. and Eliza (Newcomer) Yoder. On October 3, 1954 he was married to Ruth Martin, who survives.

Surviving are children, Bonnie (Jim) Gerber; Charlotte (Gerd) Neumann; and Charlotte (Frank) Stichter; three grandchildren, two brothers, Merrill Yoder, and David W. Yoder, and a sister, Miriam Wenger.

A grandson, Christopher Gerber; three brothers, Paul Yoder, Ivan Yoder, and Earl Yoder, and a sister, Emma Hart preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 23, 2015 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Olive West Cemetery.

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



Yoder, Chester Joseph
, 91, of Harrisonburg, Virginia died February 27, 2015 at Mountain View Nursing Home, Aroda ,Virginia. He was born March 23,1923 at Surrey, North Dakota to Alphaeus David and Elnora (Horst) Yoder. On October 26, 1947 he was married to Esther May Brenneman, who was born May 15, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, J. David Yoder and wife Nancy, and Richard L. Yoder and wife Jeanelle, two grandchildren, a sister, Helen Yoder, and a brother, Melvin Yoder.

His siblings, Vera Kurtz, Effie Geisinger, Stella Blosser, Margaret Oyer, Luella Leighty, and Ivan Yoder preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held March 3, 2015 at Lindale Mennonite Church, Linville, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Alice Brubaker, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Doris Arlene Lahman

April 18, 1928 - May 12, 2015

GOSHEN - Doris Arlene Yoder, 87, of Goshen and formerly of Shipshewana, died at 9:53 a.m. Tuesday, May 12, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing.

She was born April 18, 1928, in Harrisonburg, Va., to the late Byard Earl and Ethel Fannie (Heatwole) Lahman.

On Aug. 23, 1952, in LaPlata, Puerto Rico, she married Orris W. Yoder. He died April 26, 2000.

Her children, Regina K. (Delbert) Yoder and Paul J. (Anita) Yoder, both of Goshen, and J. Byard (Judy) Yoder; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sister Mary Ethel (Milton) Heatwole; and sister-in-law Evelyn Lahman survive.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Yoder, and siblings Harold Lahman and Mildred Martin.

She was a member of Shore Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 15, at Shore Mennonite Church, 7235 W. 100 N., Shipshewana. Family and friends may gather at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 16, in Shore Cemetery for a graveside service prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service at Shore Mennonite Church.

Memorials may be given to Menno-Hof, Harbor Light Hospice or the Mennonite Mission Network.

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

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Yoder, Doris Arlene Lahman, 87, of Goshen, IN formerly of Shipshewana, died May 12, 2015 at Maples at Waterford Crossing,. She was born on April 18, 1928, in Harrisonburg, VA, to Byard Earl and Ethel Fannie (Heatwole) Lahman. On August 23, 1952 in LaPlata, Puerto Rico she married Orris W. Yoder; he died April 26, 2000. She was a member of Shore Mennonite Church.

Surviving is a daughter, Regina K. (Delbert) Yoder of Goshen; two sons, J. Byard (Judy) Yoder of Manheim, PA, Paul J. (Anita) Yoder of Goshen; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren; a sister, Mary Ethel (Milton) Heatwole of Harrisonburg, VA; a sister-in-law, Evelyn Lahman of Harrisonburg, VA.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, a daughter, Rachel Elizabeth Yoder in 1966, a brother, Harold Lahman and a sister, Mildred Martin.

Graveside service was May 16, 2015 at 9:30 am at the Shore Cemetery Shipshewana, IN prior to the 11:00 am memorial service at Shore Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Carl Horner.

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



Yoder, Edessa Jolie

Aug. 12, 2015

MIDDLEBURY - Edessa Jolie Yoder, 1 day, infant daughter of Brian Dale and Sheila Renee (Troyer) Yoder of Middlebury, died at 3:26 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

She was born at 2:49 p.m. the same day.

Survivors in addition to her parents are her grandparents, Harvey T. and Edna Yoder of Millersburg and Paul and Karen Troyer of Shipshewana; great-grandmothers Erma Troyer and Katie Slabaugh, both of Shipshewana; one aunt; and six uncles.

A funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, at the family's residence, 12184 C.R. 24, Middlebury. A service will be conducted by Bishop Virgil Ropp. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery in Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is handling arrangements.

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



Yoder, Elizabeth C. Yoder

Sept. 2, 1939 - May 20, 2015

MIDDLEBURY - Elizabeth C. Yoder, 75, died at 11:56 a.m. Wednesday, May 20, at home.

She was born Sept. 2, 1939, in Wayne County, Ohio, to the late Christ and Mary (Troyer) Yoder.

On Jan. 10, 1963, in Ohio, she married Daniel A. Yoder. He died Nov. 25, 2013.

Surviving are her children, Martha (Elvin) Schrock, Susie (Walter) Helmuth of Wakarusa, Edna (Wendell) Zimmerman, Delilah Mears and Jonathan (Anna) Yoder, all of Goshen, Andrew (Martha) Yoder, Moses (Meg) Yoder of Constantine, Mich., and Henry (Norma) Yoder; 28 grandchildren; and two great-granddaughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband; two grandchildren; and 12 siblings.

She was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church and worked at Peddler's Village Restaurant for 30 years. She loved to cook and quilt.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 22, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 S.R. 4, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 23, also at the church. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Fairhaven Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 22, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Esther P. Miller

March 22, 1936 - Dec. 20, 2015

SHIPSHEWANA - Esther P. Yoder, 79, of Shipshewana, died Sunday, Dec. 20.

She was born March 22, 1936, to Perry B. and Anna (Schrock) Miller.

She married William Henry Yoder, he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are a daughter, Mary Rose Yoder of Shipshewana; four sons, Allen (Evelyn) Yoder and Norman (Annie) Yoder, both of Shipshewana, Orley (Dianna) Yoder of Goshen and Leon (SuEllen) Yoder of Middlebury; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Vera Miller; brother-in-law Johnny Helmuth.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Orla P. Miller and infant Raymond Miller; three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Martha (Don) Tyson, Edna (Mahlon) Hershberger, and Susie Helmuth.

Visitation will be all day Tuesday, Dec. 22, at the family residence, 1295 N 850 West, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 23, at the Harry Stutzman Jr. residence, 1360 N 850 West, Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Homer Bontrager. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 22, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Glen

Sept. 15, 1920 - March 28, 2015

GOSHEN - Glen Yoder, 94, passed away Saturday, March 28, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing.

He was born Sept. 15, 1920, in Garden City, Mo., to E.J. and Erma Alice (Miller) Yoder.

On Oct. 19, 1946, he married Lois Irene Johns in Louisville, Ohio. She died Aug. 10, 2013.

Survivors include three children, Phil Yoder of Columbus, Ohio, Sarah Leroy of Pittsburgh, and Deborah Cotton of Goshen; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; his parents; a daughter, Susan Yoder; two brothers, Chester and Wilmer Yoder, and a sister, Mildred Hughs.

A Goshen resident since 2011, Glen worked for the Kansas City Children's Home, Kansas; Sunshine Children's Home in Maumee, Ohio; and the Department of Mental Retardation for the state of Ohio.

Burial will be in the Hartville Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hartville, Ohio.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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



Yoder, Ida Beachy

May 4, 1922-Sept. 8, 2015

Bloomfield--Ida Yoder, 93, of rural Bloomfield, Iowa passed away September 8, 2015 at her home. She was born May 4, 1922 in Shipshewana, Indiana to Daniel C. and Susan Miller Beachy. She married Henry A.B. Yoder December 5, 1946 in Indiana. He preceded her in death December 1, 2014. Ida was a member of the Old Order Amish.

She is survived by two sons, Daniel (Nancy) Yoder, Ivan (Fannie) Yoder both of Bloomfield; 17 grandchildren; 90 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and three sisters, Esther Martin, Sarah Stolzfus, and Barbara Bender.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson; great-grandson; four brothers, Alvin, Eli, Neal, and Daniel Beachy; and three sisters, Katie Ann Jones, Anna Gingerich; and Susie Miller.

Funeral services will be at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, September 11, 2015 at the LaVern Graber residence at 18918 200th St., Bloomfield. Minister in charge will be Melvin Schrock. Burial will be at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Davis County. Visitation will be all day on Thursday at the LaVern Graber residence.

Ottumwa Post
Ottumwa, Iowa
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Jane Harshberger

Jan. 12, 1943 - Aug. 27, 2015

GOSHEN - Jane Yoder, 72, passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 27, 2015, at IU Health Goshen Hospital after a short illness.

She was born Jan. 12, 1943, in Goshen, to Leo and Viola (Kauffman) Harshberger. On Aug. 28, 1965, she married Elva Yoder.

He survives along with four children, Denise (Jim) Smith of Goshen, Mike (Polly) Yoder of Middlebury, Tammey (Jedd) Yoder of Winter Park, Colo., and Karl Yoder of St. Ignace, Mich.; four grandchildren, Allie (Trenton) St. Germain, Nick Smith, Lauren Yoder and Carson Yoder; great-grandson Jameson St. Germain; and sister Mary Louise Jones of White Cloud, Mich.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Violet Peachey and brother Raymond Harshberger.

Mrs. Yoder was a resident of Goshen except for 17 years spent in Arthur, Ill. A 1962 graduate of Jefferson High School, she was a member of Pleasant View Mennonite Church. She worked as a secretary for 22 years at Coachman Industries and helped with her husband's and son's business.

Her grandchildren brought her a lot of joy. She also enjoyed working in the garden and the yard and spending winters in Florida.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Tuesday at Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Pastors Tyler Hartford and Ron Diener will officiate. Burial will follow in Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Center for Hospice Care. Online condolences may be shared at www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 29, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Jerry J.

May 5, 1952 - Aug. 10, 2015

SHIPSHEWANA - Jerry J. Yoder, 63, of Shipshewana, died at 5:22 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10, at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born May 5, 1952, in Washington, Iowa, to Jonathan A. and Clara (Miller) Yoder.

On Sept. 9, 1971, in Topeka, he married Rosemary Hochstetler.

Survivors include his wife; children Waneta (Floyd) Miller, Gary (Carolyn), John (Marlene), Jonathan (Leora) and James (Rosalie) Yoder all of Shipshewana, and Verlin (Rachel) Yoder; 30 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and siblings Dan (Susie) and Johnie (Betty) Yoder, Raymond (Marlene) Yoder of Millersburg and Mary Fern (Paul) Webster.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Roseanna Chupp.

He worked in the trailer factory and owned a woodshop. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be all day Wednesday, Aug. 12, at Jonathan Yoder's home, 4055 West S.R. 120, Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 13, at Jonathan Yoder's home. Burial will be in Lehman Cemetery in Shipshewana.

Arrangements are with Miller-Stewart Funeral Home.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 12, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Keith Edward, DDS
, 78, died on Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on a farm in Elkhart County, Ind., in 1936, he was a son of Lowell and Thelma Yoder. His elementary education was in a one-room schoolhouse taught by his great uncle and he went to Wakarusa High School. Following graduation from Goshen College in 1958 he attended Indiana University School of Dentistry graduating in 1963.

He married Karen Masbaum in 1964. They have four children: David Yoder of Rome, Italy, Jonathan Yoder (Holly White) of Palouse, Wash., Benjamin Yoder of Fort Wayne, and Sara Yoder (Daniel Claphan) of Bonners Ferry, Idaho. There are eight grandchildren. Keith's two brothers are Kermit (Sharon) Yoder and Kenneth (Susan) Yoder.

In 1973, after practicing dentistry for ten years in Goshen, Ind., Keith and Karen moved with their four kids to Tanzania where Keith was a volunteer dentist with an international relief organization; Mennonite Central Committee. He was the Dental Director of Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre and regional director of the East African Flying Doctors' Dental Services. The family returned to the U.S.A. in 1978 and settled in Fort Wayne, where Keith established a private dental practice that is now Yoder Rahrig Family Dentistry. He was a past president of Isaac Knapp District Dental Society (IKDDS), an Honor Dentist of Indiana Dental Association selected by IKDDS, a Fellow of the International College of Dentists and was named Distinguished Hoosier by Governor Mitch Daniels. He was a long-time volunteer for Matthew 25 Dental Clinic and member of the Board of Directors of the Community Dental Clinic in northern Indiana, which was established to serve the Amish community. He was an adjunct faculty member at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne and Indiana University School of Dentistry, Indianapolis.

Keith valued his Mennonite heritage and enjoyed studying genealogy. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather who was treasured and will be remembered with love and gratitude.

Memorial service is 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, in the Rhinehart Recital Hall at Rhinehart Music Center, at Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd,

FortWayne.com
Jan. 6, 2015
Submitted by Betty Yoder



Yoder, Lester A.

Aug. 1, 1915 - Jan. 14, 2015

GOSHEN - Lester A. Yoder, 99, passed away Wednesday evening, Jan. 14, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen, where he had resided since 2003.

He was born Aug. 1, 1915, in a sod house on an Indian reservation in Thomas, Okla., to Amos E. and Sarah (Schrock) Yoder.

On Feb. 14, 1937, he married Mary Leah Schmucker in Nappanee. They were married for 65 years before her death in July 2002.

He is survived by his children, Romayne Yoder and Miriam Wengerd, both of Goshen, Esther (David) Kern of London, Ontario, Devon (Linda) Yoder of Purvis, Miss., Pauline Yoder of Goshen and Harold (Eileen) Yoder of Millersburg; 15 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond A. (Wilma) Yoder of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a grandson, Todd Yoder; daughter-in-law Nancy Yoder; son-in-law Lewis Wengerd; three brothers, the Rev. Clarence Yoder and Harry and Perry Yoder; a sister, Edna Mae Hochstetler; an adopted sister, Edna Ellen Bontrager; and two infant sisters.

An area resident since 1920, "Lester Butch" worked at Kropf Manufacturing Inc. for 40 years before retiring in 1989. He also worked as a farmer, carpenter and butcher.

He was a charter member of Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church where he helped to found and build the church in 1959. Lester continued to do maintenance and janitorial work at the church until his retirement.

Lester was a faithful volunteer with Mennonite Disaster Service; Faith Mission in Elkhart; Hope Rescue Mission of South Bend and Battle Creek, Mich.; and with the Gospel Echoes and Gospel Express Prison Ministries, renovating passenger buses into living quarters for both.

He was an avid traveler, visiting all the continental states except for California. In his 1980s he served in Russia and Cuba on humanitarian aid trips.

The family would like to give special thanks to all of his Greencroft Healthcare family that loved and cared for him since May 2003.

Friends may call from 1:30 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16, at Greencroft Healthcare Meeting House and from 1:30 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at Woodlawn Church, 62861 C.R. 41, Goshen. A 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 18, funeral service will be at Woodlawn Amish Mennonite Church. Dean Miller and the home ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in Miller Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gospel Express Prison Ministry in Lynn, N.C., or Gospel Echoes Prison Ministry in Goshen.

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

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

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



Yoder, Lydia E. Bontrager

Nov. 14, 1936 - Jan. 5, 2015

MIDDLEBURY - Lydia Ellen Yoder, 78, of Middlebury, died at 2:45 a.m. Monday, Jan. 5, at Elkhart General Hospital. She had been in declining health with heart complications.

She was born Nov. 14, 1936, in Arthur, Ill., to the late Henry and Mary (Plank) Bontrager.

On Oct. 27, 1955, in Arthur, she married Stanley M. Yoder.

Survivors include her husband; children Treva (John David) Yoder, Cheryl (George) Peebles, Gerald (Jane) Yoder of New Paris, Earl Yoder and Allen (Julia) Yoder of Millersburg; 14 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and sister Anna (Edward) Yoder.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Phillip Yoder; brothers Edwin, Daniel and Levi Bontrager; and two great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 9, at New Life Christian Center, 15685 S.R. 120, Bristol. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, also at the church. Services will be conducted by her son-in-law, Pastor John David Yoder. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to The Gideons International or New Life Christian Center.

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



Yoder, M. Pauline

Jan. 22, 1918 - June 23, 2015

GOSHEN - M. Pauline Yoder, 97, died Tuesday evening, June 23, at Greencroft Healthcare, where she had been living since February 2014.

She was born Jan. 22, 1918, in West Liberty, Ohio, to Elmer Lester and Bertha Florence (Yoder) Yoder.

She is survived by a nephew, John Wesley (Sherry) Yoder.

Preceding her in death were her parents; a sister, C. Kathryn (Yoder) Shantz; and two brothers, Willis R. and Winfred L. Yoder.

Pauline was a life-long educator, her career spanned 321/2 years. She began by teaching private kindergarten classes out of her home in West Liberty. After obtaining higher education, which included a master's degree from Ball State, she taught professionally both in Ohio and in Elkhart. Pauline excelled in both states, serving as president of the Logan County Teachers Association and vice president of the Indiana State Teachers Association.

Her passion for teaching, combined with an interest in photography, led Pauline to establish her own business of developing and producing visual teaching aids for the classroom. These aids were used both in the U.S. and overseas.

In later years, Pauline devoted time to flower gardening, which led her to co-found, along with her sister, Kathryn, the Goshen Nature Club. She will also be remembered for 41/2 years of service as director of the Greencroft Harmonica Club.

A graveside service for Pauline will be at 1 p.m. Monday, June 29, in South Union Cemetery in West Liberty. Retired Pastor Willie Kanagy of College Mennonite Church will officiate.

A memorial service will be at a later date at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, where she had been a member for over 50 years.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Greencroft Samaritan Fund or the Encircling Fund at College Mennonite Church.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 26, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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M. Pauline Yoder, 97, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died June 23, 2015 at the same place. She was born January 22, 1918 at West Liberty, Logan Co., Ohio to Elmer Lester and Bertha Florence (Yoder) Yoder.

Her siblings, C. Kathryn (Yoder) Shantz; Willis R. Yoder; and Winfred L. Yoder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 14, 2015 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in West Liberty, Ohio.

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



Yoder, Melvin Lester
, 88, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died May 2, 2015 at the same place from cancer.

He was born February 22, 1927 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS to Samuel J. and Mary E. (Schrock) Yoder. Samuel was born June 28, 1882 and died September 9, 1964. Mary was born August 18, 1889 and died February 26, 1956.

On April 14, 1950 at Yoder, Reno Co., KA he was married to Cleo Marie Miller, who was born March 14, 1928 and died October 29, 2002.

Surviving are a son, Arlan and wife Ila Yoder; six grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

His children, Arnella Lindsay; Neta Faye Yoder (stillborn); and Diane Dell Yoder (stillborn); a brother, Ralph Yoder; and three sisters, Wilma Yoder, Lizzie Mae Selzer, and Verna Yoder preceded him in death.

Very active member of Gideons International since 1978 and active member Whitestone Mennonite Church. General Manager of Mennonite Aid Union Insurance 1980-1999. Lifelong farmer.

Memorial services were held May 7, 2015 at Whitestone Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS, with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

Submitted by: Arlan Yoder, Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Nicole M.
, 42, of Harrisonburg, VA died May 5, 2015 at the same place. She was born September 18, 1972 at Durham, NC to Paul R. and Carol (Detwiler) Yoder, Jr.

Surviving are her parents and a sister, Liesel Y. Showalter and husband Chris.

Memorial services were held May 9, 2015 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Sandy Wenger, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Pauline Ruth Troyer

May 25, 1949 - Aug. 15, 2015

KIMMELL - Pauline Ruth Yoder, 66, of Kimmell, died Saturday, Aug. 15.

She was born May 25, 1949, in Goshen, to Enos S. and Edna L. (Troyer) Troyer.

On Oct. 18, 1973, in Goshen, she married Levi A. Yoder; he survives. Survivors in addition to her husband are four daughters, Mary (Curt) Nisly of Goshen, Christina (Hank) Mullett of Millersburg, Sarah (Paul) Hochstedler of Gambier, Ohio, and Lora (Devon) Eicher of Kimmell; a son, Marlin (Marsha) Yoder of Goshen; 23 grandchildren; and four brothers, Vernon (Ida Mae) Troyer of Goshen, Wayne (Erma) Troyer of Topeka, Raymond (Lorene) Troyer of LaGrange and Gerald (Elsie) Troyer of Shipshewana.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Mary Ellen Yutzy.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18, at Woodlawn Mennonite Church, 62861 C.R. 41, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, also at the church. Services will be conducted by the Woodlawn Mennonite Church ministry team. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Galilean Home in Kentucky.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug.17, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Ruby Ann Ropp
, 77, of Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa died May 8, 2015 at Carbondale, IL. She was born February 17, 1938 at Kalona to Jeff and Laura (Bontrager) Ropp. On October 1, 1959 she was married to Harvey D. Yoder, who survives.

Surviving are her siblings: Ezra (Mary) Ropp, Middlebury, IN; Jake (Susie) Ropp, Kalona, IA; Cecil (Dorothy) Ropp, Ava, IL; Virgil (Sue) Ropp, Middlebury, IN; Emma (Oren) Miller, Vera Mast, Nancy (Benny) Yoder all of Kalona; Brother-in-law Vernon (Nina) Miller, sister-in-law Annie Ropp, both of Kalona.

A brother, Chester Ropp and a sister, Freda Miller preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 12, 2015 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, IA with burial in Peter Miller Cemetery, Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa.

Submitted by: Janice Hostetler, Kalona, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Ruth Ellen Yoder

May 24, 1922 - Jan. 31, 2015

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio - Ruth Ellen Yoder, 92, of West Liberty, passed away Jan. 31 at Mary Rutan Hospital after a short time of rapidly declining health.

She was born in West Liberty to Earl M. and Barbara Allgyer Yoder on May 24, 1922.

Her four siblings, Olive, Roy, Stanley and an infant brother, Byron, preceded her in death.

Ruth Ellen had been living at Green Hills Retirement Community where she enjoyed the camaraderie of friends and relatives.

Ruth Ellen earned her teaching certificate at Goshen (Ind.) College and began her career in West Liberty in 1944. During the 20 plus years when she returned to teach in West Liberty, she earned her bachelor's degree at Ohio Northern University.

Ruth Ellen and Gail Hubert Yoder, high school sweethearts, were married June 5, 1946. They moved to Gail's family farm where he farmed and where he and Ruth Ellen raised their three sons, Jerold (Susan) of La Mesa, Calif., Samuel (Arleta) of Bristol, Ind., and Charles (Deborah) of Marion. Their family also includes her beloved grandchildren, Simon (Barbara), Adam, Abigail (Joshua) Damron, Joel, Hannah, Naomi and Alex, and four great-grandchildren. Gail passed away April 10, 2011, at the age of 89.

Ruth Ellen, a musician at heart, became an accomplished pianist and, as an adult, an organist. She graciously and gladly used her talent as an accompanist at South Union Mennonite Church, where she was a member. Even into her 80s, she continued to be an organist for church services.

As the alto and bass singers, along with Roy and Wilma Yoder, (Ruth Ellen's brother and Gail's sister) Ruth Ellen and Gail formed the Yoder Quartet, which sang at weddings, funerals, banquets and other special events during a span of 40 years. She also was the driving force behind the Yoder Family Singers, composed of the Yoder Quartet's families, which sang at churches across Ohio and into Pennsylvania and Canada.

Although Ruth Ellen was a long-time resident of Ohio, she spent most of 2012 and 2013 in the Elkhart, Ind., area at Eastlake Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, where she was cared for with kindness and compassion. During that time she attended Hively Avenue Mennonite Church and often visited Fellowship of Hope Mennonite Church.

To know Ruth Ellen was to know joy! Welcoming and warm, she had the ability to make people of all ages feel special. She was kind and jolly with an infectious laugh. Throughout her life, she attempted to live as a child of God, and she looked forward to her home-going.

"Come, you blessed of my Father; inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world." Matthew 25:34.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 20, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, S. Glenn

April 17, 1935 - Nov. 9, 2015

GOSHEN - S. Glenn Yoder, 80, passed away Monday evening, Nov. 9, at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, where he had been a resident since December 2013.

He was born April 17, 1935, in Porter County, to Harold C. and Sadie M. (Miller) Yoder.

On Aug. 6, 1961, he married Doris Detrow at Eighth Street Mennonite Church in Goshen.

She survives along with a daughter, JoAnn (Ben) Neff of Goshen; two grandchildren, Abbey and Brock Neff; two sisters, Carolyn Leichty of Goshen and Marilyn (Michael) Zellinger of Green Valley, Ariz.; and a brother, Don (Beth) Yoder of Syracuse.

A 1953 graduate of New Paris High School, Glenn attended Goshen College. He served two years of 1-W service at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

Glenn resided in Elkhart County for most of his life. For 50 years he was involved with the sales and installation of building materials, owning and operating Millersburg Lumber Co. and then S G & D Sales, until his retirement.

Glenn had many interests which he pursued with vigor and determination. He loved golfing, hunting, fishing, genealogical research and traveling. He was a life member of the NRA and hunted frequently in Idaho and Colorado. He also hunted in Alaska, Canada and Zimbabwe. He visited all 50 states, most Canadian provinces and 24 countries around the world.

A 36-year member of Millersburg Lions Club, Glenn was recognized for selling large quantities of citrus fruit and barbecue chicken for the club's fundraisers. He was deeply devoted to Lions and service to those in need. As governor of District 25-G from 1987 to 1988, he received the 100 Percent Governor's Award. He then served three years as the Lions state membership chair, assisting Lions forming a large number of new clubs in Indiana. He was a Melvin Jones Fellow, the recipient of three prestigious presidential awards from Lions International and received many other commendations. A member of Lions International Pin Traders Club, he collected, designed and sold many Lions trading pins and exchanged them with Lions worldwide.

Glenn was a great storyteller. Friends and relatives enjoyed hearing him tell hilarious stories of his "growing up years" with his siblings on the Syracuse family dairy farm. He was very proud of his family and formed a special bond with JoAnn over fishing, photography and 4-H projects. A kid at heart, Glenn loved spending active time with his grandchildren playing catch and Wiffle ball and building blocks. He later enjoyed watching his grandchildren as they participated in their many activities.

The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. until the noon Saturday, Nov. 14, Lions Memorial Service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A second memorial service will follow at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at College Mennonite Church in Goshen, where Glenn was a member. The Rev. Pamela Yoder will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to IU Health Goshen Home Care and Hospice or Millersburg Lions Club.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.

According to Glenn's wishes cremation will take place.

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

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Yoder, S. Glenn, 80, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died November 9, 2015 at the same place. He was born April 17, 1935 at Porter Co, IN to Harold C. and Sadie M. (Miller) Yoder. On August 6, 1961 at Goshen, IN he was married to Doris Detrow, who was born August 11, 1937 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, JoAnn (Ben) Neff; two grandchildren, two sisters, Carolyn Leichty and Marilyn (Michael) Zellinger; and a brother, Don (Beth) Yoder.

Memorial services were held November 14, 2015 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

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



Yoder, Susan H. Frye

Nov. 2, 1921 - Jan. 29, 2015

SHIPSHEWANA - Susan H. Yoder, 93, of Shipshewana, died at midnight Thursday, Jan. 29, at home.

She was born Nov. 2, 1921, in LaGrange County to the late Henry S. and Lydia Ann (Troyer) Frye.

On April 4, 1946, in Topeka, she married Levi L. Yoder. He died Aug. 17, 2006.

Surviving are her children, Vera (Melvin) Yoder of Middlebury, Inez (Daniel) Miller, Lydia Yoder, Fannie Yoder and Herman (Lydia) Yoder, all of Shipshewana, and Richard (Marilyn) Yoder of Nappanee; 26 grandchildren; 84 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; siblings Edna Miller of Millersburg, Ella (Elmer) Wingard, Noah (Mary) Frye of Middlebury and Sam Frye; and sister-in-law Elsie Frye of Shipshewana.

A grandson, Jason Yoder; one great-grandson; and siblings Calvin, Elva and Joas Frye, Katie Yoder and Lovina Frye preceded her in death.

Visitation will be all day Friday, Jan. 30, at the family home, 1635 N. 1000 W., Shipshewana. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, at the family home. Burial will be in Harmon Yoder Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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



Yoder, Wanda E.

Nov. 24, 1957 - Feb. 25, 2015

GOSHEN - Wanda E. Yoder, 57, passed away Wednesday, Feb, 25, at Courtyard Healthcare.

She was born Nov. 24, 1957, in Peoria, Ill.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, M. Marion and Wanda M. Yoder; a sister, Myrna (Nathan) Yoder of Nappanee; and brothers Alan Yoder of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pa. and Myron D. Yoder of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her mother, A. Regina (Miller) Yoder, and grandparents Clarence "CJ" and Alma Miller and William "Bill" and Alma Yoder.

Wanda was a resident of Courtyard Healthcare since 1986. She was a participant in ADEC day program and a graduate of Aux Chandelles. She entertained other residents and staff with her constant comments.

Family and friends may call from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, funeral service at North Goshen Mennonite Church. Pastor Mark Schloneger will officiate. Burial will follow in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be made to Courtyard Healthcare.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 26 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Wilma Louise Barkey

Aug. 10, 1923 - April 13, 2015

LUBBOCK, Texas - Wilma Louise Yoder, 91, formerly of Wakarusa, died Monday, April 13, at Tanglewood Village in Lubbock, Texas.

She was born Aug. 10, 1923, in Mishawaka to Walter H. and Alma E. (Fink) Barkey.

She married Leonard J. Yoder on June 6, 1942, in Nappanee.

Surviving are her husband, Leonard J. Yoder; daughter, Dawn (David) Bender of Lubbock; son, Lance (Claris) Yoder of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Mark (Jodi) Bender of Fort Worth, Texas, Bethany (John) Kelly of Lexington, Ky., Lindsay (Eric) Starr of Charlotte, N.C., and Blair (fiancée Stephanie Boldon) Yoder of Indianapolis; six great-grandchildren with the seventh expected very soon; and sisters Donna (Dean) Hartman of Fairfax, Iowa, and Lois (Lloyd-deceased) Miller of Harrisonburg, Va.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Phyllis Detweiler; and brother-in-law James Detweiler.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 23, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. Burial will be in Olive Cemetery followed by a memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Friday, April 24, at Olive Mennonite Church.

Memorial contributions may be given to Olive Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 19, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



York, Viola M. Chupp

June 5, 1937 - April 13, 2015

GOSHEN - Viola M. York, 77, died Monday, April 13, at Memorial Hospital in South Bend.

She was born June 5, 1937, in Elkhart County, to Jess and Mary (Chupp) Chupp.

She is survived by two sisters, Irene Miller of Archbold, Ohio, and Dorothy Nisley of LaGrange; a brother, Lester Chupp of Goshen; and a stepsister, Millie (Levi) Schmucker of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roger York; three brothers, Vernon, Delbert and LeRoy Chupp; and a stepbrother, Glendon Jones.

She lived in Florida most of her married life, and was a press operator.

Visitation will be two hours prior to the 11 a.m. Friday, April 17, funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. Pastor Mel Shetler of Maple City Chapel will officiate. Burial will follow in Thomas Cemetery in Goshen.

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



Yunger, Tina Konsowitz
, 95, of Pipersville, PA died July 26, 2015 at Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA. She was born June 27, 1920 at New York, New York. She was married to Nicolas Yunger, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Son, Jan S. Yunger & wife Marnie, Perkasie, PA; daughter, Janice S. Peterson & husband Richard, Coopersburg, PA; six grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Stephen & John Konsowitz; and two sisters, Mary Kondrya & Anna McCourt preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 19,2105 at Deep Run East Mennonite Church, Perkasie, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Lois Ann Wismer, Perkasie, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yutzy, Eli E.

Dec. 9, 1933 - March 5, 2015

GOSHEN - Eli E. Yutzy, 81, died at 7 a.m. Thursday, March 5.

He was born Dec. 9, 1933, in Columbus, Ohio, to the late Roy E. and Katie E. (Hershberger) Yutzy.

On April 16, 1959, in Goshen, he married Mary Ellen Troyer.

Survivors include his children, Ruth (Wayne) Miller of Goshen, Miriam (Mark) Mast and David (Freda), Melvin (Ella) and Eli Jr. (LeElla) Yutzy, all of Shipshewana, John (Elaine), LaVern (Elnora) and Marion (Jean) Yutzy, all of Middlebury, Freeman (Dorene) and Ferman (Lorna) Yutzy, both of Goshen and Glenn (Ruth) Yutzy of Topeka; siblings Fannie and Sarah Yutzy, both of Goshen and Marvin (Anna Mae) Yutzy of Middlebury; 60 grandchildren; and 41 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Steven and Jenna Yutzy; one great-grandson; a stillborn sister; and stillborn brother.

Visitation will be after 3 p.m. Friday, March 6, and all day Saturday, March 7, at the family home, 13377 C.R. 36, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at the family home. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

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



Zimmerman, Aaron S.
, 73, of Martinsburg, died on October 26, 2105 at his home after a short battle with cancer. Owner of Zimmerman's Harness & Shoes. Born in Earl Twp. Lancaster County, the son of Elam G. and Anna Snyder Zimmerman.

He is survived by his wife Ruth Zimmerman, 10 children, 2 brothers, 6 sisters, 37 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren.

A Public Visitation will be held on October 28, 2015 from 2-4 and 6-8 at his former residence, 1671 Piney Creek Rd. Martinsburg, PA 16662. Funeral will be held at the Old Order Mennonite Piney Creek Church, 282 Sportsman Rd. Martinsburg, PA 16662 on October 29, 2015 at 9:30 AM. Burial will take place in the adjoining cemetery. Please omit flowers. Arrangements by the S. Gerald Weaver Funeral Home (weaversfh.com), Woodbury Pennsylvania.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/28/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Abram N.
, age 83, of Blain, Perry County, PA passed away at Hershey Medical Center of natural causes on Sunday, January 11, 2015. He was a member of the Shermans Valley Mennonite Church. He was the son of the late Abraham and Ada (Nolt) Zimmerman and husband of the late Edna Z. Zimmerman. Abram was the founder of the Blain Supply, Hardware Store.

He is survived by one son: Leroy husband of Dorcas, Marietta, PA, and four daughters: Erla, wife of Glenn Auker, Mendon, MA; Alma, Elizabethtown, PA; Nora, wife of Elvin Wise and Laura wife of Leonard Wise, both of Blain, PA. Surviving are 29 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren. Also 8 brothers: Noah husband of Joanna, Newmanstown, PA; Paul husband of Lydia, and Levi, husband of Leah, both of Rutledge MO; Harvey husband of Louella, Bethel, PA; George husband of Julia, Memphis, MO; Enos, husband of Erma, Orrstown, PA; David husband of Alma, Lancaster, PA; Titus husband of Geraldine, Manheim, PA. Three sisters: Ada wife of Lloyd Sensenig, Annville PA; Anna wife of Marvin Reiff, Manheim, PA and Carmen Forney, Annville. He was preceded in death by 2 grandsons, 2 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Jonas and Ivan, and 1 sister, Frances.

Viewing is planned for January 14, 2-4 and 6-8 PM, at the Perry Mennonite Reception Center, 350 Green Park Road, Elliottsburg, PA 17024. Funeral service on January 15 at 10:00 AM at the Springville Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA. Bishop Lester M. Martin is in charge of the service.

Please omit flowers.

Arrangements are being handled by the Nickel Funeral Home, P. O. Box 910, Loysville, PA 17047.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/13/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Allen B.
, infant son of Ammon H., Jr., and Jane N. (Burkholder) Zimmerman, died Monday, January 5, 2015 at Children's Hospital of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. He was one week old.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Lydiann B., Suetta B., Marie B., and Linda B.; and brothers, Marlin B. and Nathan B., all at home; maternal grandparents, Ivan S., husband of Lizzie Z. (Nolt) Burkholder, Ephrata; paternal grandparents, Ammon H., Sr., husband of Erma Z. (Hoover) Zimmerman; maternal great grandparents, Harry M., husband of Lena S. (Shirk) Burkholder; maternal great grandmother, Lydia Ann Zimmerman, all of New Holland.

Funeral Services will be held Friday, January 9, 2015 at 12:45 PM at Center Mennonite Church, Kutztown. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Relatives and friends may call Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM in the late residence. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/7/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Anna R. Hoover

PLYMOUTH: Anna R. Zimmerman, age 81 years, 6 months, 20 days, died Monday, March 16, 2015 after a short illness at the home of her daughter Arlene.

She was born August 27, 1933 in Lancaster County, PA the daughter of the late Norman and Mary (Reiff) Hoover. Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker and a member of the Springmill Old Order Mennonite Church.

On January 27, 1955 she married Ben Zimmerman and he survives along with their 12 children, Earl (Lena) Zimmerman of Plymouth, Leroy (Esther) Zimmerman of Greenwich, Allen (Verna) Zimmerman of Unity, WI, Paul (Verna) Zimmerman of Plymouth, Edward (Susie) Zimmerman of Plymouth, Mary (Adin) Horst of Harrod, OH, Arlene (Mark) Weaver of Shelby, Ben Nevin (Bernice) Zimmerman of Shelby, Elvin (Miriam) Zimmerman of Plymouth, Norman (Arlene) Zimmerman of Plymouth, Marian (Mark) Hoover of Elkton, KY, Marvin (Esther) Zimmerman of Shelby; 81 grandchildren; 87 great-grandchildren; five sisters, Martha Nolt of PA, Frances Martin of PA, Esther (Marvin) Zimmerman of PA, Mary (David) Zimmerman of PA, and Alta (Paul) Zimmerman of PA; three Brothers, Norman (Esther) Hoover of PA, Harvey (Annie) Hoover, PA, and Paul (Vera) Hoover of PA. She was preceded in death by an infant son; four grandchildren; one great grandchild, two brothers, Aaron Hoover and John Hoover.

Friends and family are welcome on Thursday, March 19, 2015 from 4-8 PM at the family home at 3528 Richards Road, Plymouth. The family will meet there at 9 AM Friday prior to the funeral service which will be held at 9:30 AM at the Springmill Old Order Mennonite Church, on Dininger Road, Shelby with Bishop Ammon Burkholder officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family requests that flowers be omitted.

Care given by Bob, Catherine and Jake at Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby.

Turner Funeral Home
Shelby, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zimmerman, Clayton Rissler
, 72, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, April 13th, 2015, at his home.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Clayton and Katie (Rissler) Zimmerman and grew up on their farm on Stevens Road. He attended Ephrata Mennonite School and Lancaster Mennonite School.

He was the husband of Ann Lucille (Mohler) Zimmerman with whom he shared 51 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Randy, husband of Kozette Zimmerman of Ephrata, Scott, husband of Beth Ann Zimmerman of Erdenheim, Michael, husband of Debra Zimmerman of Archbold, OH, and a daughter, Jennifer, wife of Michael Stoltzfus of Harrisionburg, VA. Clayton and Ann have 11 grandchildren, Jeremy, Jared, Zachary, Aaron, Benjamin Dale, Benjamin Scott, Elijah, Sydney, Adam, Luke and Himen. He is survived by 4 brothers, Ivan Zimmerman of Fivepointville, John Zimmerman of Ephrata, Earl Zimmerman of Millersville, Leon Zimmerman of Lititz, and 3 sisters, Anna Weinhold of Ephrata, Erla Martin of Akron and Ruth Zimmerman of VT.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Paul Zimmerman.

Clayton was a member of Akron Mennonite Church for over 30 years. He had worked for Ford New Holland for 30 years and had worked his way as a welder on the shop floor up to a plant manger. He then became a realtor, which he loved and worked for BHHS Homesales Realty for 25 years. Clayton was a lifelong member of the Akron Lions Club, served as president twice and served up literally millions of fries at the Lions Club stand during the Ephrata Fair. He was an avid golfer, hunter, and surf fisherman, and a suffering Eagles and Penn State fan. He loved people, his family and the color red.

A viewing will be held on Friday, April 17th, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond St., Akron. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 18th, at 4 p.m., at the Akron Mennonite Church, with Pastors Jim S. Amstutz and Richard Weaver officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.
Arrangement by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc. Akron/ Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/15/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, David M.
"Pop", 94, of Manheim, PA died April 20, 2015 at his home. He was born in Manheim Township, Lancaster Co., PA to Graybill H. and Mary Martin Zimmerman. He was the husband of the late Grace A. Heistand Zimmerman who died in 2006. David was a member of Manheim Mennonite Church and the Manheim Historical Society.

Surviving are five children, Janet A. Zimmerman of Manheim, D. Pauline Zimmerman of Lancaster, David K. husband of Ruth D. Lighty Zimmerman of Lititz, Wilbur L. husband of Judith A. Sachs Zimmerman of Ephrata, Vivian wife of Jeffrey L. Kessler of Manheim, ten grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Grace and five brothers and four sisters.

Funeral service was April 24, 2015 at Manheim Mennonite Church, Manheim, PA. Interment in Risser's Mennonite Cemetery, Mount Joy Twp. Lancaster co., PA

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



Zimmerman, Durell Lee
, age 4, of New Holland, died Saturday, May 23, 2015 at his home from natural causes related to his special needs condition since birth.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Glen M. and Cristine (Brubaker) Zimmerman.

Also surviving are three sisters and two brothers, Rozelle J., Glendon R., Kayla B., Karla F., and Trenton K. Zimmerman, all at home; paternal grandparents, Raymond G. and Esther Mae (Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata; maternal grandparents, Mervin L. and Rhoda (Shirk) Brubaker of Womelsdorf; and his paternal great grandfather, Henry H. Martin of Ephrata.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, May 28, at 9 AM at Fairmount Homes Farmcrest Chapel, 1100 Farmcrest Dr., Ephrata, with further services at 9:30 at the Groffdale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Eric Hoover, Richard Burkholder, and Edwin Reiff officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 PM at the Farmcrest Chapel. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/25/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Edna Mae Zimmerman
, 43, of 405 N. Earl St., East Earl, died unexpectedly at her home on Monday, December 28, 2015.

Born in East Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late John David and Martha B. (Reiff) Zimmerman. She was married to David R. Zimmerman.

Edna was a homemaker and a member of the Spring Grove Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving in addition to her husband are nine children, Daniel R., married to Linda (Martin) Zimmerman of East Earl, Marilyn J., married to Glen Reiff of East Earl, Cleason L, Jolene M., Darla R., Lillian F., Janella B., Delores E., and Sheldon D. Zimmerman all at home; a stepmother, Ina Zimmerman of New Holland; and eight brothers and sisters, Mary Ann, married to Walter Newswanger of Narvon, Nelson R., married to Rosene (Weaver) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Linda S. Zimmerman of New Holland, John David, married to Linda (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Jay Lamar, married to Susie (Zimmerman) Zimmerman of Boyd, WI, Martha Jane, married to James Matthew Martin of Lancaster, WI, Kenneth Lee, married to Linda (Hoover) Zimmerman of Morgantown, and Calvin E. Zimmerman of New Holland.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, Jan. 1 at 9 am at the late home with further services at 9:30 am at the Spring Grove Mennonite Church, East Earl. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday, at the late home, from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/30/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Edwin Z.
, 69, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, April 13, 2015, at his residence.

He was born in Ephrata to the late Lloyd and Mabel (Zimmerman) Zimmerman and was the husband of Marjorie A. (Miller) Zimmerman with whom he shared 45 years of marriage.

Ed was a charter member of the Cornerstone Mennonite Fellowship, Ephrata. He was baptized October 25, 1970 at Spring Grove Church of the Brethren. During the Vietnam War, he participated in the alternative service of civilian work, working at the Prince George's County General Hospital. He was the owner/operator of Zimmerman's Auto Body Supplies, Ephrata and was an expert auto body man. He enjoyed fishing, spending time with his children and grandchildren, especially playing games with them. He was a passionate ambassador of Christ and the importance of God's word.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his 4 children, Pam, wife of Jaime Santiago of Gap, Nadine, wife of Ken Weaver of Narvon, Greta, wife of Andriy Poplavskyy of Ephrata, Corey, husband of Sheila Zimmerman of New Holland; 15 grandchildren; 5 siblings, Eugene, husband of Mary Zimmerman of Ephrata, Richard, husband of Romaine Zimmerman of Ephrata, Marian Zimmerman of Ephrata, Ronald, husband of Marianne Zimmerman of Ephrata, Lloyd, husband of Faye Zimmerman of Ephrata; 2 foster sisters, Dorothy Friedly of Denver and Linda, wife of James Martin of Mt. Pleasant Mills.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, April 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Road, New Holland. An additional viewing will be held on Thursday, April 23, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, followed by his funeral service at 10 a.m., with the Cornerstone Mennonite Ministry Team officiating. Interment will take place in the Hahnstown United Zion Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Edwin's memory may be made to DestiNations International, 63645 Hidden Ridge Court, Goshen, IN 46528, mark as mission training center capital fund. www.destinationsint. com

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/16/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Elam R.
, 85, 651 Old Akron Rd., Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Ephrata Community Hospital, after a brief illness.

He was born in Ephrata to the late John D. and Annie (Reiff) Zimmerman and was the husband of Ellen Z. (Newswenger) Zimmerman.

He was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference and had been a self-employed farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 4 sons, Amos, husband of Susie Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Elam, husband of Pauline Zimmerman of Stanley, NY, Luke, husband of Mary Zimmerman of Lititz, Jonathan Zimmerman at home; 6 daughters, Edna, wife of Melvin Martin of Ephrata, Florence, wife of Warren Nolt of Leola, Lydia, wife of Amos Zimmerman of Ephrata, Elva, wife of Ervin Zimmerman of Ephrata, Ellen and Susan Zimmerman both at home; 56 grandchildren; 59 great-grandchildren and a sister, Frances, wife of Paul Burkholder of Leola.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a great-grandchild; 2 brothers, Aaron and John Zimmerman; 7 sisters, Mary Weaver, Ella Sensenig, Annie Zimmerman, Lydia Weaver, Lizzie Martin, Minnie Shirk and Emma Hoover.

A viewing will be held on Monday, April 20, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 651 Old Akron Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 21, at 8:45 a.m., at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, N. Farmersville Rd., Ephrata, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/18/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Elizabeth H. Martin
, 78, of 931 Center Church Road, East Earl, died Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the home of her daughter Lucinda Hoover.

Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Menno M. and Elizabeth (Hoover) Martin. Her husband, John I. Zimmerman, died Nov. 14, 2012.

Elizabeth was a homemaker and a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are 10 children, Ellen M., married to Alvin M. Zimmerman of Thorp, WI, Anna M., married to Eugene N. Hoover of Dundee, NY, Reuben M., married to Eunice (Stauffer) Zimmerman of Withee, WI, Elizabeth M., married to Edward N. Hoover of Ionia, IA, Ada Mae, married to Allen N. Reiff of Withee, WI, Lucinda M., married to Marlin N. Hoover of East Earl, Wilma M., married to Leon R. Nolt of Dundee, NY, Katie M., married to Samuel W. Leinbach of Thorp, WI, John Isaac, Jr., married to Katie (Leinbach) Zimmerman of East Earl, and Edward M., married to Elizabeth (Leinbach) Zimmerman of Owen, WI; 78 grandchildren; 67 great grandchildren; three brothers, Allen H. Martin of Denver, Noah H. Martin of New Holland, and Aaron H., married to Dorothy (Zimmerman) Martin of Denver; and a sister, Anna M., married to Reuben Ringler of Denver.

Preceding her in death is a daughter, Mary Zimmerman; two sisters; seven brothers; and two grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 12 at 9 a.m. at the late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday at the late home from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/9/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Ella W.
, 83, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at Fairmount Homes.

Born in West Earl Township she was the daughter of the late Titus W. and Katie S. (Weaver) Zimmerman.

Ella was a member of the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. She was a domestic worker.

She is survived by 2 brothers, Aaron W., husband of Lena (Weaver) Zimmerman of Lititz, Amos W., husband of Lydia Mae (Nolt) Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY; 5 sisters, Katie W., wife of Amos Sauder of Ephrata, Martha W. Zimmerman of Ephrata, Lena W. Zimmerman of New Holland, Elsie W. Zimmerman of Ephrata, Amanda, wife of Mervin Myer of Quarryville and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by 3 sisters, Edna Horst, Eva Sauder and Annie Stauffer.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 22, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at 371 Goods Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 23, at 9 a.m., at 371 Goods Rd., with further services at 9:30 a.m., from the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/21/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Florence L. Christ
, 75, of Columbia, passed away on Friday, November 27, 2015 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Elizabethtown, she was the daughter of the late Harry E. and F. Kathryn (Horst) Christ. Florence was the wife of John Zimmerman with whom she celebrated 55 years of marriage this past May 7th.

Florence was a member of Mount Pleasant Brethren In Christ Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband John, are four children, Robert Zimmerman husband of Susan, of Charlotte, NC, Jay Zimmerman husband of Sue, of Lancaster, Nancy Herr wife of Steven, of New Providence, and Randy Zimmerman husband of Leigh, of Brownstown; ten grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and a brother, Edwin Christ husband of Esther, of Farmersville.

A funeral service honoring Florence's life will be held at Mount Pleasant Brethren In Christ Church, 1756 Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Joy on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received at the church before the service from 10 AM to 11 AM. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Pleasant Brethren In Christ Church, 1756 Mount Pleasant Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552.

To send an online condolence, please visit www.sheetzfuneralhome.comSheetz

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Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy, PA
Submitted by: Louis E. "Buddy" Wiegand, III



Zimmerman, Josiah Lynn
, age five weeks and three days, died Friday, October 2, 2015, at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

Josiah was born August 25, 2015, at Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri, to Kenneth and Lorelle (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman of Cantril, Iowa.

Josiah will be forever loved by his parents; his grandparents: Landis and Amy Oberholtzer of Nora Springs, Iowa and Clair and Virginia Zimmerman of Cantril, Iowa; aunts and uncles: Curtis Oberholtzer, Diane Oberholtzer, Sandra Oberholtzer, Kathy Oberholtzer, Luana Oberholtzer, Wilson Oberholtzer, Joanne Oberholtzer, Rhonda Oberholtzer, Lewis Oberholtzer, Dennis Oberholtzer, Sylvia Oberholtzer, Wilmer and Marlene (Weiler) Zimmerman, Kevin and June (Zeiset) Zimmerman, Amanda (Zimmerman) and Wilson Martin, Raymond Zimmerman, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Brenda Zimmerman and his great grandparents: David and Verna Newswanger of New Holland, Pennsylvania; Noah & Verna Oberholtzer of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; George and Julia Zimmerman of Memphis, Missouri, Lloyd & Vera Martin of Cantril Iowa and seventeen cousins.

Josiah was preceded in death by two great grandparents: Raymond Zimmerman and Vera Oberholtzer and a cousin Cynthia Martin.

A visitation will be held on Monday, October 5, 2015, from 2 until 4 P.M. and from 6 until 8 P.M. at the home of Clair Zimmerman, 17260 260th Street, Cantril, Iowa.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 8:30 A.M. at the Clair Zimmerman home, Cantril, Iowa and at 9:30 A.M. at the Northview Mennonite Church in rural Scotland County. Abner Oberholtzer, Nelson Martin, Charles Zimmerman and Wilson Martin will officiate.

Burial will be in Northview Mennonite Cemetery in rural Scotland County.

The family is being assisted by Memphis Funeral Home.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/6/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Kathryn Z. Hoover Burkholder
, 92, of New Holland, passed away on Friday, March 27, 2015, at Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in Earl Township to the late Noah and Magdalena (Zimmerman) Hoover and was the wife of the late John D. Zimmerman, who died in 2003, and first husband, John Dan Burkholder, who died in 1961.

She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference) Leola, PA.

Kathryn was a homemaker and also worked in the housekeeping deptartment at Fairmount Homes for 15 years.

Kathryn is survived by 8 children, Irene, married to Aden Weaver of Lewisburg, Martha, married to Reuben Zimmerman of Owen, WI, Clarence, married to Margaret (Zimmerman) Burkholder of New Holland, Harvey, married to Ellen (Zimmerman) Burkholder of Stevens, John Dan, married to Rachel (Newswanger) Burkholder of Leola, Ervin of New Holland, Eva, married to Aaron Martin of Penn Yan, NY, and Alta, married to John Newswanger of Stanley, NY; 52 grandchildren; 217 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 10 step-children, Mary, married to Titus Zimmerman of Narvon, Emma, married to Elmer Zimmerman of Manheim, Mahlon, married to Edna (Martin) Zimmerman, Ina (Martin), wife of the late John Zimmerman of New Holland, Ada Mae, married to Lloyd Nolt of East Earl, Esther, married to Rufus Reiff of Leola, Margaret, married to Clarence Burkholder of New Holland, Alta, married to Aaron Burkholder of Mifflinburg, Ellen, married to Harvey Burkholder of Stevens, and Susan, married to Aaron Zimmerman of Lewisburg; 3 siblings, Martha, wife the late Amos Martin of New Holland, and Menno, husband of Martha Weaver Hoover of Ephrata; and a sister-in-law, Edna (Reiff) Martin, wife of the late Martin Hoover of New Holland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Martin, and Fairman Hoover; and 2 sisters, Anna Shirk and Esther Burkholder.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at the late residence, 414 E. Farmersville Rd., New Holland. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at 9 a.m., at late residence with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church, 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 - 3/31/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Katie Martin Zimmerman
, 82, of 1233 Strickler Road, Mifflinburg, formerly of Lancaster County, passed away at 3:48 AM on Friday, October 2, 2015 at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Elvin Z. and Mary Ella Zimmerman.

She was born on August 5, 1933 in New Holland Twp., Lancaster Co., a daughter of the late David G. and Hettie (Martin) Zimmerman. On November 17, 1953, in Lancaster County, she married Mahlon Z. Zimmerman, who passed away on February 20, 2002.

Mrs. Zimmerman was a homemaker. She was a member of Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church Conference for over 60 years.

Surviving are two daughters and spouses, Mary Ella wife of the late Nathan Z. Martin of Millmont, Vera wife of Luke H. Weaver of Lewisburg, two sons and spouses, Harvey Z. and Mabel (Oberholtzer) Zimmerman of Fortuna, Missouri, Elvin Z. and Mary Ella (Martin) Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, 30 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, one sister, Ella wife of Ammon Z. Martin of Martinsburg, PA, four brothers, David M. Zimmerman husband of the late Esther (Nolt) of Ephrata, Aaron M. Zimmerman husband of Ada (Burkholder) of Dundee, NY, Noah M. Zim-merman husband of Lizzie (Martin) of Roaring Springs, PA, Daniel M. husband of Erla (Reiff) Zimmerman of Shippensburg.

She was preceded in death by one son-in-law, Nathan Z. Martin, five brothers, Martin M. Zimmerman, John M. Zimmerman, Jacob M. Zimmerman, Elam M. Zimmerman, and Joseph M. Zimmerman.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 PM on Tuesday and from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday at the Residence of Elvin and Mary Ella Zimmerman, 1233 Strickler Road, Mifflinburg. The funeral will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 at the Groffdale "Frame" Mennonite Church, 90 Church Road, Leola, with the Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating.

Interment will be in the Groffdale Mennonite Church Cemetery, Leola, PA.

Serving as pallbearers will be: Nathan Lee Martin, Larry Zimmerman, Nevin Weaver, Daryl Weaver, James Zimmerman, Lawrence Zimmerman.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 10/3/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Lena R. Sauder
, 49, of Denver, died Thursday, February 26, 2015, at her residence after a lengthy illness. She was the wife of Roy S. Zimmerman.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of Adam M. and Lena E. (Reiff) Sauder.

Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are 6 sons, Nelson S. Zimmerman, husband of Melva B., of Stevens, Merlin S. Zimmerman, J. Roy Zimmerman, Alvin S. Zimmerman, Glenn S. Zimmerman and Harlan S. Zimmerman; 2 daughters, Verna S. Zimmerman and Suetta S Zimmerman; a granddaughter, Kaylena Z. Zimmerman; 6 brothers, Adam R. Sauder, husband of Lydia H. Hoover, of Penn Yan, NY, Melvin R. Sauder, husband of Dorothy M. Ringler, of Penn Yan, NY, Elam R. Sauder, husband of A. Arlene Horst, of East Earl, Mahlon R. Sauder, husband of Susie Z. Burkholder, of Stanley, NY, Leroy R. Sauder, husband of Earlene H. Nolt, of Lititz, and Steven R. Sauder, husband of Martha S. Zimmerman, of Elkton, KY; and 6 sisters, Anna Mae Newswanger, wife of Harvey O., of Newville, PA, Alta R. Hoover, wife of the late Paul M., of Bluff Point, NY, Mable R. Zimmerman, wife of Dwight D., of Floyd, IA, Vera R. Martin, wife of John Z., of New Holland, Ella R. Burkholder, wife of David S., of Penn Yan, NY, and Esther R. Sauder of Penn Yan, NY.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, March 2 at 9 a.m. at her late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, 531 S. Muddy Creek Rd., Denver, PA, with the Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at her late home on Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/27/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Lloyd H.

Romulus - Lloyd H. Zimmerman, 66, of Kings Corners Rd., Romulus, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday (November 2, 2015) at Geneva General Hospital, Geneva, N.Y.

Family and friends may call at the Finger Lakes Mennonite Fellowship Center, Route 414, Seneca Falls, NY on Thursday (November 5) from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Friday (November 6) at 9:30 a.m. at Fayette Mennonite Church, Yellow Tavern Rd., Town of Fayette, NY. Burial will follow in the Fayette Mennonite Cemetery adjacent to the church.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Lloyd was born in Myerstown, Pa., on January 3, 1949, the son of Jonas & Edith Horst Zimmerman. He has resided in Romulus since 1976, moving from Fredericksburg, Pa. He has been employed as a salesman for Finger Lake Dairy Services of Seneca Falls and had previously been a farmer. He was a member of Fayette Mennonite Church, Town of Fayette, N.Y.

He is survived by his wife, Vera Reiff Zimmerman, Romulus, N.Y.; his mother, Edith Zimmerman, Lebanon, Pa.; his children, Wilmer (Cheri) Zimmerman, Manheim, Pa., John (Ruth) Zimmerman, Clyde, N.Y., Alvin (Kristine) Zimmerman, Geneva, N.Y., Leon (Lindsay) Zimmerman, Seneca Falls, N.Y., Kathryn (James) Fox, Port Byron, N.Y., Alta Zimmerman, Elliottsburg, Pa., Irene (Raymond Lee) Martin, Lyons, N.Y., Rhoda (Leonard) Martin, Memphis, Mo., Rachel Ames, Dundee, N.Y., Edith (Cecil) Martin, Clyde, N.Y., Mary (Darryl) Horst, Seneca Falls, N.Y.; 33 grandchildren; five sisters, Elizabeth Zimmerman, Lebanon, Pa., Erma (Edward) Eby, New Holland, Pa., Esther (Ammon) Martin, Waterloo, N.Y., Vera (Clyde) Garman, Mifflinburg, Pa., Lucille (Clifford) Good, Manheim, Pa.; two brothers, Willis (Ruth Ann) Zimmerman, Romulus, N.Y., Harold (Grace Ann) Zimmerman, Myerstown, Pa.; Several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, & cousins.

He was predeceased by his father, Jonas Zimmerman; his father-in-law, John Reiff; one grandson, Gabriel Martin; & his brother-in-law, Leon Reiff.

Arrangements are under the direction of Doran Funeral Home, Seneca Falls, N.Y.

Finger Lakes Times
Geneva, NY
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zimmerman, Martha Z. Zimmerman
, 91, of Ephrata, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at her home after a lengthy illness.

Born in East Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Eli and Christiana (Zimmerman) Zimmerman. Her husband, Paul M. Zimmerman, died Feb. 21, 1968.

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

Surviving are 7 children, Florence, married to Elmer M. Martin of Lebanon, Raymond G., married to Esther Mae (Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Grace, married to Clarence Sensenig of Apple Creek, OH, Rachel, married to Luke M. Martin of Potsdam, NY, Luke R., married to Anna (Zeiset) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Mabel, married to Joseph Horning of Myerstown, and Ellen Hoover (widow of David) of Waterloo, NY; 58 grandchildren; 191 great grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; a brother, Paul Z. Zimmerman of Myerstown; and a sister-in-law, Esther Zimmerman of Lebanon.

Preceding her in death is a daughter, Martha Jane Zimmerman; 3 grandsons; 4 great grandchildren; 4 brothers, Ivan, Harry, John Adin, and Elmer Zimmerman; and a sister, Anna Mary Redcay.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 25, at 9 AM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata with further services at 9:30 AM at the Martindale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Amos G. Martin, Ivan B. Hurst, Paul B. Hurst, Jr., and Eric Hoover officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Martindale Fellowship Center, address above. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/21/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Melvin B.
was born to John W. & Esther (Bauman) Zimmerman on June 3, 1942. He passed on to his eternal reward at his home Thursday, January 8, 2015, at the age of 72 years, 7 months & 5 days. He fought cancer nearly one year.

Melvin accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and was a member of the Bethany Wisler Mennonite Church, Decker, Michigan, where was he was faithful till death.

On June 28, 1964, Melvin was united in marriage to Bertha M. (Shirk) Zimmerman who survives. Also surviving are 6 children, Kristina (Franklin) Heatwole, Decker, MI; Darrell (Regina) Zimmerman, Snover, MI; Kervin (Shari) Zimmerman, Beloit, WI; Melody (Eugene) Torkelson, Red Deer County, Alberta, Canada; Faith (Wesley) Martin, Prescott, MI; Dwight (Grace Elaine) Zimmerman, Decker, MI. Also surviving are 3 brothers and 3 sisters: Merle (Verna) Zimmerman, Elkhart, IN; Roy (Anna Mary) Zimmerman, Goshen, IN; Arthur (Lois) Zimmerman, Nappanee, IN; Mary Ann (Perry) VanPelt, Goshen, IN; Edith Martin, Goshen, IN; Erma (Robert) Ramer, Goshen, IN. Also surviving are two sisters-in-law: Lydia Zimmerman, Goshen, IN, & Emma Zimmerman, Middlebury, IN.

Preceding him in death are: his parents & two brothers: Kenneth & Norman Zimmerman; also, brother-in-law Charles Martin.
Melvin & Bertha moved to Decker, MI, in 1981 along with 6 other families.

Calling hours are Saturday, January 10 6-8 & Sunday, January 11, 2015 2-4 & 6-8 at Hacker Funeral Home, 2 miles west of Sandusky, MI. Funeral is Monday at 10:00 a.m. at Bethany Wisler Mennonite Church, Decker, MI.

From The Family
Jan. 8, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zimmerman, Michael Lamar
, 9, of Stevens, PA, died unexpectedly on Friday, February 13, 2015.

Born in Stevens, he was the son of Lamar and Nancy (Nolt) Zimmerman of Stevens.

Michael is survived by his parents; his two sisters, Kathryn and Samantha; his grandparents, Abram and Mary Ellen (Nolt) Zimmerman and Raymond and Kathryn (Horning) Nolt; his great-grandparents, Esther (Zimmerman) Zimmerman, Alan Nolt, and Rufus Nolt; and many cousins, uncles, and aunts. He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Elmer Zimmerman, Mary (Horst) Nolt, Bernice (Weaver) Nolt, John B. Horning, Katie (Hurst) Horning, and Emma (Hurst) Horning; and a great-aunt, Erma (Nolt) Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 19, [2015] at 9 AM at the Martindale Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, with further services at 9:30 AM at the Martindale Mennonite Church, 905 Martindale Rd., Ephrata, with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday at the Fellowship Center from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/17/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Nevin N.
, 58, of Newmanstown, PA, passed away unexpectedly at home on Friday, September 11, 2015. He is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth Weaver Zimmerman. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Lloyd M. and E. Pauline Nolt Zimmerman. A farmer and mason, he was a member of the Millbach Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to his wife, are five sons, Nathan W. husband of Sandra Martin Zimmerman of Reinholds; Philip W. husband of Brenda Brubaker Zimmerman of Denver; Kenneth W. husband of Malinda Zimmerman Zimmerman of Newmanstown; Matthew W. husband of Gina Wise Zimmerman of Reinholds; Richard W. husband of Amanda Zimmerman Zimmerman of Newmanstown; three daughters, Delphine W. wife of Wilmer Weaver of Twining, MI; Marianne W. wife of Matthew Martin of Schuylkill Haven; Sharon W. wife of Marlin R. Brubaker, Jr. of Myerstown; 35 grandchildren; step-mother, Irene L. High Zimmerman of East Earl; four brothers, James N. husband of Lois Zimmerman of Ephrata; Jay L. husband of Carla Zimmerman of East Earl; Robert N. husband of Joanne Zimmerman of Terre Hill, Linford N. husband of Cindy Zimmerman of Ephrata; two sisters, Susan L. wife of Glenn Hurst of Myerstown; Phyllis J. wife of Clifford Zimmerman of Elizabethtown. He was preceded in death by a brother, Harlan N. Zimmerman.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 9:30 AM in the Millbach Mennonite Church, 3 N. Millbach Road, Newmanstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Wednesday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. of Schaefferstown, PA is handling his arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/14/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zimmerman, Rosanna W. Hoover
, 59, of Lebanon, died Thursday morning, December 24, 2015 at her home following a battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Z. Zimmerman.

Born on July 19, 1956 in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Warren and Phoebe (Weaver) Hoover.

Rosanna was a member of Little Mountain Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her four children: Judith Zimmerman, Katrina Zimmerman, both of Lebanon, Jason Zimmerman and his wife Joanne of Womelsdorf, and Merle Zimmerman and his wife Heather of Lebanon; two brothers: Frank Hoover and his wife Cynthia of New Holland, and Warren Hoover and his wife Wendy of Denver, PA; a sister: Mary Hoover of New Holland; four grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at Little Mountain Mennonite Church, 391 Musselman Rd., Fredericksburg.

Viewing will be held on Sunday, December 27, 2015 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the church. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/26/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Zook, Allen Edward
, 91, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died August 27, 2015 at the same place. He was born August 6, 1924 at Garden City, Cass Co., MO to Edward K. and Nancy Edith (Hershberger) Zook. On March 15, 1952 at Shipshewana, Lagrange Co., IN he was married to Esther Neff, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Elaine (Nathan) Barge; David (Lynn) Zook; Lois Arndt; and Donna (Allen) Rutter; nine grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and a brother, John Zook.

His siblings: Mary Erb, Erma Zimmerman, Luella Bitikofer, Alvin Zook, and Marvin Zook preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 5, 2015 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Harvey Co., KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

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



Zook Alvin Elmer
, 90, of Garden City, Missouri died April 10, 2015 at Kansas City Hospice House (Missouri). He was born August 6, 1924 at Garden City, Cass Co., Missouri to Edward K. and Nancy Edith (Hershberger) Zook. On April 7, 1950 at Garden City he was married to Ruth "Evelyn" Yoder, who was born May 3, 1930 and survives.

Surviving are children, Darrell (Patricia) Zook; Duane (Darla) Zook; Velma (Willard) Yoder; and Delvin (Debbie) Zook; 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Allen (Esther) Zook; and John (Rosemary) Zook.

His siblings: Mary (Walter) Erb; Clarence Zook; Mabel Zook; Luella (Henry) Bitikofer; Erma (Lester) Zimmerman; and Marvin (Dorothy) Zook preceded him in death.

As a young man in the 1940's served in Civilian Public Service, served as a 'seagoing cowboy' with Heifer International and drove Mennonite Central Committee Meat Canning truck. Very active lay leader in Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, volunteer fireman and ambulance driver for 30+ years for Garden City (MO) Fire Department.

Memorial services were held April 14, 2015 at Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, Rural Garden City, Missouri with burial in Clearfork Cemetery, Rural Garden City, Missouri.

Submitted by: Darrell Zook, Pulaski, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zook, Chester
, 80, of Allensville, Mifflin Co., PA died March 28, 2015 at the same place from pancreatic cancer. He was born October 26, 1934 at to . On January 13, 1954 he was married to Patricia Peachey, who was born December 2, 1934 and survives.

Surviving are children, Holly, Yolanda, and Patti.

Memorial services were held April 2, 2015 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, Mifflin with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Joann Byler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zook, E. Pearl Petersheim Good
, 87, of Bowmansville, PA and Terre Hill, PA died December 7 2015 at Morgantown Lancaster Co., PA after suffering a stroke. She was born September 6, 1928 at Morgantown, PA to Ira N. and Emma (Bewlwy) Petersheim. In 1997 she was married to Phares B. Zook, who died May 8, 2013.

Her first marriage was to Leon W. Good who died in 1988.

Surviving are children, Leonard (Jean Brubaker) Good; Ronald (Nancy Ebersole) Good; Doris (Mervin) Myers; Patsy (LaVern) Horning; 11 grandchildren, 12 step-grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 18 step great-grandchildren.

Her siblings, Irene Gries, Ivan Petersheim, Lester Petersheim, Verna Witmer, twin brother Earl Petersheim, and Calvin Petersheim preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held December 10, 2015 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Lancaster Co., PA with burial at Bowmansville, Lancaster Co., PA.

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



Zook, Eli S.
, 94, of Leola, Lancaster Co., PA died April 23, 2015 at Hospice and Community Care, Mount Joy, PA. He was born August 27, 1920 at Ronks, Lancaster Co., PA to Isaac F. and Lydia (Stoltzfus) Zook. On February 15, 1951 he was married to Esther High, who was born January 27, 1931 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Eli E. Zook (Sandy); four grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.

His siblings, Isaac Zook, Aaron Zook, Rebecca Zook Horst, Noah Zook, Rachel Zook, Christ Zook and Sallie Zook Wagler preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 29, 2015 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, PA with burial in Eby Cemetery, Leola, PA.

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


 

Zook, J. Mark
February 22, 1933 - October 01, 2015

MIDDLEBURG - J. Mark Zook, 82, of Middleburg, passed away on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, at his home. On Oct. 4, 1958, he married the former Lois Martin, who survives. His passing breaks a marital union of nearly 57 years. Mr. Zook was born on Feb. 22, 1933, in Allensville, Mifflin County, a son of the late Chauncey and Esther (Byler) Zook. He was formerly employed by Hummel Building Supply, Kreamer and was also engaged in farming. Mr. Zook was a member of Hartleton Mennonite Church, Millmont.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Zook is survived by his seven children, Marlene Zook, of Andros, Bahamas, Timothy Zook husband of Jewel, of Kemp, Tex..; Joshua Zook husband of Azalea, of Kenton, Oh.; David Zook husband of Crystal, of Middleburg, Stephen Zook husband of Judy, of Eldon, Mo.; Sharon Faus wife of Dale, of Sunbury, and Charity Zook, of Manheim; 39 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorcas Musser wife of Richard, of Alice, Tex.; Carol Miller, of Huntington; three brothers, Marvin Zook husband of Barbara, of New York, Byron Zook husband of Zelda, of Mill Creek, and Omar Zook husband of Janice, of White River Junction, Vt; and many nieces and nephews.

Mr. Zook was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Martin and one brother, Dale Zook.

Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and again from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 6, at Hartleton Mennonite Church, 418 Laurel Road, Millmont. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the church. Officiating will be the Hartleton Mennonite Church Ministry. Burial will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Rt. 35, Mount Pleasant Mills is assisting the family with the arrangements.

The Daily Item, PA
Published on October 2, 2015
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Zook, Paul A.
, 58, of Abbeville, went to be with Jesus on Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at Emory St. Joseph Hospital in Atlanta, Ga. He was born in Gap, PA on May 16, 1957 to the late Amos L. and Linda N. (Yoder) Zook. Paul married Miriam (Miller) Zook on June 16, 1979.

Paul worked at Merl's Countertops from 1993-2011 when his health no longer allowed him to work. He was a member of the Cold Spring Mennonite Church.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a daughter, Abigail Elizabeth Zook; a sister, Julia Ann; a brother, Samuel and two brothers-in-law, David and Emanuel.

Paul is survived by his wife Miriam of Abbeville; two sons, Ethan and his fiancé Melissa Hostetler of Abbeville and Andrew and his wife Yvonne (Stoltzfus) of Burgettstown, PA; five brothers, Edwin Zook and his wife Ruth (Smoker) of Leola, PA, Roy Zook and his wife Kate (Glick) of Willow Street, PA, Ray Zook and his wife Rae Lynn (Callahan) of Greenville, PA, Mark Zook and his wife Fannie Mae (Beachy) of Burgettstown, PA and John Zook and his wife Diane (Ash) of New Holland, PA; five sisters, Marie Yoder of Sugercreek, OH, Rhoda Stoltzfus and her husband Mose of Denver, PA, Ester Glick of Holtwood, PA, Dorothy Glick and her husband Elmer of Slanesville, WV and Lillian Burkholder and her husband Gary of Rochester, IN.

The family will receive friends from 5:00PM to 8:00PM Friday, July 31, 2015 at the Cold Spring Mennonite Church. Funeral services will be 10:00AM Saturday, Aug. 1, 2015 in the church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Paul may be sent to the CAM Literature Program, c/o Cold Spring Mennonite Church, 226 Cold Springs Church Rd., Abbeville, SC 29620.
A message of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.harrisfuneral.com
HARRIS FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES of Abbeville is assisting the Zook family.

Harris Funeral Home
Abbeville, SC
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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