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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.

2016 H


Haarer, Twyla Mae Kauffman ; . . Habecker, Anna May Hess ; . . Habecker, Janet Hoover ; . . Habecker, Shirley Gehr ; . . Halteman, Nathan G. ; . . Hamilton, Dorthy Virginia Taylor ; . . Harder, Estella C. Loewen ; . . Harder, Ethel Kathryn Klassen ; . . Harder, Evangeline May Strenge ; . . Harms, Willard V. ; . . Heatwole, Karter B. ; . . Healey, Mabel E. Wogomon ; . . Heatwole, Ruth ; . . Heese, Clara Doreen Harder ; . . Heisey, Anna Florence Frank ; . . Heisey, Frances H. Shenk ; . . Heller, Esther Elizabeth ; . . Helmuth, Joseph W. ; . . Helmuth, Mary Miller ; . . Herr, Roy N. ; . . Herschberger, Elizabeth "Lizzie" S. Miller ; . . Herschberger, Melvin J. ; . . Herschberger, Veva Aleene Miller ; . . Hershberger, Elvira Warkentin ; . . Hershberger, Grace Elaine ; . . Hershberger, Herman Luke ; . . Hershey, Arlene Nolt ; . . Hershey, Evelyn G. ; . . Hershey, J. Allen ; . . Hershey, Mabel E. Herr ; . . Hershey, Warren W. ; . . Hertzler, James R. ; . . Hess, Emma Burkholder ; . . Hess, Herbert Snavely ; . . Hess, John H., Sr. ; . . Hess, Paul C. ; . . Hieb, Wilbert "Bill" (M.D.) ; . . High, Ella B. Sauder ; . . High, Luke H. ; . . High, Shirley Ann Weaver ; . . High, Mervin M. ; . . Hilty, Robert Galen ; . . Histand, Clyde Paul ; . . Hochstedler, Glen R. ; . . Hochstetler, Malinda E. Schmucker ; . . Hochstetler, Mary Ann Miller ; . . Hochstetler, Monroe ; . . Hochstetler, Sadie A. Miller ; . . Hochstetler, Verba D. Mullet ; . . Hochstetler, Wilma Irene Slabaugh ; . . Hofer, Lorraine Mendel ; . . Hofer, Raymond M. ; . . Hooley, Lois Lambright ; . . Hoover, Donnabelle Garber ; . . Hoover Earl W. ; . . Hoover, Florence L. ; . . Hoover, Ivan Nolt ; . . Hoover, Jolene Lafaye ; . . Hoover, Jordan Micah ; . . Hoover, Joseph N. ; . . Hoover, Lloyd R. ; . . Hoover, Melvin M. ; . . Hoover, Ryan F. ; . . Hoover, Titus B. ; . . Horning, Lela Youndt ; . . Horning, Leroy Martin ; . . Horst, Anna B. Zimmerman ; . . Horst, Clarence David ; . . Horst, Ella Nora Nussbaum ; . . Horst, Emma M. Zeiset ; . . Horst, Erma Snyder ; . . Horst, Grace E. Sensenig ; . . Horst, Grace Maria Horst ; . . Horst, Loretta Sonifran ; . . Horst, Myrtle Laurine Feick ; . . Hostetler, Bo Hunter ; . . Hostetler, Eldon ; . . Hostetler, Goldie Leona Hummel ; . . Hostetler, John Jacob ; . . Hostetler Sarah Jeanette Plank Miller ; . . Hostetter, Gladys Matora "Torie" Hollinger ; . . Hostetter, Christian Nelson ; . . Hostetter, Grace Haldeman Brackbill ; . . Huber, J. Cleon ; . . Hunsberger, Daniel L. ; . . Hunsberger, Paul Andrew ; . .



Haarer, Twyla Mae Kauffman
, 75, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died December 26, 2016 at The Maples at Waterford Crossing, Goshen, IN from alzheimer's. She was born February 24, 1941 at Lagrange Co., IN to Marvin and Susan (Bontrager) Kauffman. On June 9, 1962 at Goshen, IN she was married to Dan Haarer, who survives.

Surviving are children, Brad (Arlynn) Haarer and Zoann (Tim) Wall: three grandchildren, a brother, Verl (Miriam) Kauffman, and two sisters, Elnora (Ron) Rhine and Eunice (Doug) Blodgett.

Three grandsons, Christian Wall Christopher Wall, and Nathaniel Wall preceded her in death.

Twyla graduated in 1959 from Millersburg High School and received an Associate’s degree from Akron University. A member of Silverwood Mennonite Church, she worked as an elementary school paraprofessional prior to her work as a patient account representative at Oaklawn.

Memorial services were held December 30, 2016 at Silverwood Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Michelle Strite, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Habecker, Anna May Hess
, 95, of Landis Homes Retirement Community, formerly of Mountville and Lancaster, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday afternoon, June 1, 2016 at Landis Homes where she resided for eleven years. She was the wife of the late Charles S. Habecker, who died in 2002.

Born May 28, 1921 at the Hess homestead in Pequea Twp., she was the daughter of the late D. Avery and Mary (Murry) Hess. Anna May was a member of Habecker Mennonite Church where she served alongside her husband as church treasurer. She was a member of the sewing circle group and she volunteered at the Columbia Re-Uzit Shop. Anna May was a devoted homemaker who enjoyed gardening, raising her family and working on the family farm.

Known for her spirit of adventure, Anna May enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and to the Canadian Rockies. She traveled by train across the country on more than one occasion to visit family in Minnesota and Alaska. Anna May was also an active member in the Landis Home community and she enjoyed participating in the Drama Club, volunteering as a greeter, and distributing daily papers. She embraced life fully and delighted her family with a second place finish along with a teammate in the bocce ball throw at the Lancaster Senior Games held at Franklin and Marshall College in 2010.

She was the loving mother to three children; Nelson R. Habecker, of Lancaster, Shirley M. married to Gary A. Collins, of Elizabethtown and Lois A. married to H. Dean Glover, of Lancaster. She will be dearly missed by her four grandchildren, Scott married to Stacia (Bashore) Zimmerman, Heidi Habecker, Melody married to Patrick Lehman, and Monica married to Ismael Matus; and five great-grandchildren, Jordan and Brendan Zimmerman; Avery, Savannah, and Catherine Lehman; as well as her five sisters; Erma Shelly, of Lancaster, Ella Groff, of Lancaster, Ruth Chapman, of Mount Joy, Alta married to Elmer McDonald, of MN and Verna Schwartz, of Lancaster. She was also preceded in death by one daughter-in-law; Janet Habecker and three brothers; David A. Hess, Elvin M. Hess and Mahlon M. Hess.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral Service to be held at Landis Homes-West Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Monday, June 6, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the Landis Homes-West Bethany Chapel from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment will be in the Habecker Mennonite Cemetery, 451 Habecker Church Road, Lancaster, PA, on Monday at 3:00 p.m. Kindly omit gifts of flowers.

Intelligencer Journal -- 6/3/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Habecker, Janet Hoover
, 68, of Lancaster passed away at home surrounded by her family on March 9, 2016, after a recent diagnosis of cancer. She was the cherished wife of Nelson Habecker to whom she was married for 46 years. Born in Lancaster, she was the much-loved daughter of Virginia Sauder Hoover and the late Rev. Harlan Hoover and daughter-in-law of Anna May and the late Charles Habecker.

She will be dearly missed by her daughters and sons-in-law, Heidi Habecker of Arlington, Virginia, Melody and her husband Patrick Lehman of Arlington, Virginia, and Monica and her husband Ismael Matus of Washington, D.C. She was the loving grandmother of Avery, Savannah, and Catherine Lehman. Janet is survived by her brother Carl and his wife Janet Hoover of Manheim, brother Clifford and his wife Jane Hoover of Westport, Maine, brother Nelson Hoover and his fiancée Carol Hess of Lancaster, sister Nancy and her husband Richard Baggé of Augusta, Georgia, brother Jeffrey and his wife Laura Hoover of Swisher, Iowa, sister-in-law Shirley and her husband Gary Collins of Elizabethtown, and sister-in-law Lois and her husband Dean Glover of Lancaster as well as two nieces and ten nephews.

Janet was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and celebrated with many classmates at her fiftieth class reunion in October 2015. She partnered with her husband Nelson in dairy farming for 35 years. More recently she did bookkeeping for Nelson's animal nutrition consulting/sales business and volunteered at the MCC Reuzit shop. She was involved in the life and ministry at Habecker Mennonite Church and a source of great joy for Janet in recent years was working with Burmese (Karen) refugees. She and her husband enjoyed participating in a thriving Asian garden developed on a parcel of their farmland. Janet enjoyed cooking, staying in touch with family and friends, and spending time with her three little granddaughters. She impressed many with her kindness, grace, and deep interest in others. She was a treasured friend to many and her beautiful smile and positive spirit were gifts she freely gave.

A memorial service in Janet's honor will be held at Manor Church, 530 Central Manor Road, Lancaster, PA on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. The family will receive friends and family at a reception following the service. A private burial will be held at Habecker Mennonite Church. The family extends many heartfelt thanks to all who have surrounded them with love and care during this difficult time.

Intelligencer Journal -3/11/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Habecker, Shirley Gehr
, 80, of Millersville, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at LGH of natural causes. She was the wife of Chris S. Habecker for fifty-six years. They were married on June 25, 1960.

Shirley had worked as the secretary, in the family business, Habecker Real Estate, Millersville, until her recent illness last week.

Born September 6, 1935, in Lancaster and raised in Millersville, she was the daughter of the late C. Lester and Estella M. (Herr) Gehr.

A Christian, Shirley attended Faith Bible Fellowship Church, Lancaster. Shirley was a charter member of Faith Calvary Church, Bausman, where she was a talented pianist and a dedicated choir member for many years. She was a 1953 graduate of Penn Manor High School.

She will be lovingly missed by her husband; Chris; two sons; C. Gregory married to Kimberly C. (MacMullen) Habecker, of Millersville and M. Todd married to Stephanie L. (Frey) Habecker, of Lancaster, three grandchildren; Chris G. Habecker, Jr., Clark W. Habecker and Nathan M. Habecker and one brother; Thomas H. married to Cynthia (Rineer) Gehr, of Drumore. She was also preceded in death by an infant sister (1945).

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Shirley's Celebration of Life Funeral Service to be held at Faith Bible Fellowship Church, 151 Donerville Road, Lancaster, PA, 17603 on Monday afternoon, July 18, 2016, at 3:30PM. There will be a viewing held at the Faith Bible Fellowship Church on Monday afternoon between 2 and 3:30PM. Interment will be in the Habecker's Mennonite Cemetery, Manor Township, PA. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Shirley's memory to Faith Bible Fellowship Church or to a charity of one's choice.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/17/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Halteman, Nathan G.

1964 - 2016

Nathan G. Halteman, 52, passed away on June 20, 2016 at Hershey Medical Cent er as a result of a work-related accident. Nathan was the husband of Martha (Weaver) Halteman with whom he celebrated 31 years of marriage.

Born May 2, 1964 in Franconia Township, Montgomery County, he was the son of Naomi (Godshall) Halteman of Jonestown and the late Richard Halteman.

Nathan was a member of the Lehman Street Mennonite Church.

He was the owner and manager of Halteman Construction in which he was actively involved.

He is survived by his wife, Martha (Weaver) of Lebanon; and his eight children, Kayleen of Myerstown, Kathy, wife of Peter Riehl of Oglethorpe GA, Melody, the wife of Rodney Martin of Lebanon, Dale, married to Kerinda (Stauffer) of Myerstown, Melisa of Augusta, WI, Kendra, Ivy, and Keith, residing at home; five brothers; four sisters; and a large extended family. Nathan was preceded in death by his father, Richard; and one sister.

Viewings will be held on Friday, June 24, 2016 from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Harmony Christian Fellowship, 30 Camp Swatara Road, Myerstown, PA 17067. Funeral services will be on Saturday, June 25, 2016 at 10 a.m. at Harmony Christian Fellowship, 30 Camp Swatara Road, Myerstown, with the Lehman Street Mennonite Church ministry officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery at Harmony Christian Fellowship Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to a family friend, Edward Howell, Funeral Director/Owner of Jenkins Funeral Home, 269 Belmont Street, Waymart, PA 18472.
jenkinshowellfuneralhome.com

Published in Lebanon Daily News on June 23, 2016
Lebanon, PA
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hamilton, Dorthy Virginia Taylor
, 92, of Mathias, W.Va., passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at E.A. Hawse Nursing & Rehab Center in Baker, W.Va. She was born June 25, 1923, in Needmore, W.Va., to Robert and Cora Belle (Parker) Taylor.

Dorthy was a homemaker, farmer, loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Mathias Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was one of the organizers of the hunters' suppers at the church.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Berlin Hamilton, in 2011, to whom she had been married to for over 60 years. She was also preceded by a daughter, Francis Lucille Hamilton, and a brother, George Taylor.

Surviving are two sons, Edwin B. Hamilton and wife, Tamera, of Mathias, and Stephen W. Taylor and wife, Louise Schwarting, of Stanardsville, Va.; two grandsons, Richard Hamilton and wife, Karen, and Casey E. Hamilton, all of Mathias; a great-grandchild, Joleah D. Hamilton of Mathias; and two brothers, Calvin Taylor and James Taylor, both of Timberville, Va.

The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 1 p.m. in Mathias Mennonite Church with Pastors Landes Dove, Olin Bailey and Dean Williams officiating. Interment will follow in the Dove Family Cemetery in Mathias, W.Va.

The family will receive friends Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at McKee Funeral Home, Baker, W.Va.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Mathias Mennonite Church, 16231 S R 259, Mathias, WV 26812, or Mathias-Baker Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 59, Mathias, WV 26812.

All arrangements are being handled by McKee Funeral Home, Baker, W.Va.

Daily News Record - 4/11/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Harder, Estella C. Loewen
, 98 years, 3 months, 22 days, of Mountain Lake, Cottonwood Co., MN died April 11, 2016 at the same place.

She was born December 19, 1917 at Mountain Lake to Nicolai F. and Katharina (Dick) Loewen. Nicolai was born October 9, 1889 and died January 7, 1968. Katharina was born Marth 22, 1888 and died September 16, 1985

On October 13, 1940 at Mountain Lake she was married to Jacob W. Harder, who was born June 1, 1918 and died June 22, 2004.

Surviving are children, Karen (Ken) Barkman; Jane (Vernon) Goering; Jacob S. (Trudy) Harder; and Grace (Kirk) Kratovil; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren a sister, Erna Taillefer; sister-in-law, Barbara Loewen; brothers-in-law, Lawrence (Kathy) Harder, Leo (Gladys E.) Harder, and Walter Harder.

A daughter, Mary Jean Harder (age 2 weeks); two grandchildren and one great grandchild; and siblings, Willmar (Helen) Loewen, Leroy Loewen, Pat Taillefer, Theresa Harder, Harry (Anna) Harder, Anna (Marvin) Nickel, Albert (Bessie) Harder, Ruth Harder, and Joyce Harder preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 14, 2016 at First Mennonite Church hosted in the facilities of Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN. Cremation has taken place

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Estella C. Loewen was born on December 19, 1917, to Nicolai F. Loewen and Katharina (Dick) Loewen in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. She reached the age of 98 years and 3 months. She was baptized in the First Mennonite Church (May 31, 1936) where she became a long standing member and faithful volunteer.
Estella graduated from the Mountain Lake High school and went on to further her education at the Mankato Business College.
Memories compiled by her children:
Our mother will be missed a lot by her family and friends. She was, and will continue to be, an inspiration to us. She was a strong, courageous, hard-working woman who did not need to wander further than her own four walls to find adventure and fulfillment. Her days were structured around her family, her home and her strong belief in God. She was a great cook and her daughter published a cookbook of Estella's favorite recipes which continues to be a "hit" for us.
Mom's gardens of vegetables and flowers could have been the envy of anyone. We will always remember the hundreds and hundreds of jars of canned home grown garden vegetables, and fruits picked from the farm's trees and commercial fruits.
She taught us to respect and learn from the differences in people and from different cultures. She taught that although we all may be different, we are still "all beautiful flowers in God's Garden."
One day, her soon-to-be son-in-law paid a visit to our home. Mom had been trying for months to get us to sit with our feet on the floor, with limited success. We were gathered around the table when she spotted some shoes that she assumed belonged to our brother, under the table on a kitchen chair. She gave the offending feet a whack and said, "GET YOUR FEET OFF THAT CHAIR!!!" As our future brother-in-law's feet hit the floor, he replied, "YES, MA'AM!" It embarrassed her greatly, but she laughed whole-heartedly along with the rest of us!
Mom took on several jobs at different locations during her life, but her devotion to her family always came first. She must have been exhausted many days with all her duties, but she never complained or let us know tired she was.
One day, our brother was inspired to treat Mother to a respite in her day in the kitchen. He caught a young jack rabbit while cultivating and put it into his empty lunch pail. In order to make sure Mother would be the first to open and wash the used lunch pail, he put it by the kitchen sink. He missed his mother's shock upon opening it, but he learned later that young jackrabbits can swim quite well. When she opened the lunch pail, the rabbit landed in the dishwater and caused a great deal of activity. Mother paid him back one day when she had made a special treat for the family. She baked apricot pirogues for everyone, but had baked a hot pepper in his serving.
We have many, many happy and indelibly imprinted memories due to Mom's humorous side, and also by her serious side.
Some other memories of Mother (many of which shaped our lives) are:
• She taught us how to live in a good way by example
• Getting up before the crack of dawn on Saturdays to bake bread and tweibach, prepare food for the day plus Sunday dinners and faspas and having the kitchen cleaned and floors washed before noon
• Lunches that she brought to dad in the field, but packing enough for us children as well.
• Her love of fishing
• Her kindness, gentleness, caring and attention to us when we were sick or hurt
• Her ability to live on a shoestring and never complain about it
• Going on trips to Beltrami National forest to pick pails and pails of wild blueberries to eat fresh and to can
• Picking wild strawberries and serving them with fresh cream from our cows
• Praying for help before dashing to the car during a severe thunderstorm when dad was away.
• Being able to apologize after giving one of us an undeserved spanking (her spankings were never harsh physically, but certainly did catch our attention!)
• How she settled a big quarrel between two of us sisters, by making one of us wash one side of the kitchen window while the other washed the other side. (The quarrel soon erupted into raucous laughter)
• Her pies! They were unbeatable!
• Taking the time to talk to someone who was abusing and neglecting his cattle, following up on this and reporting this to authorities when nothing was done to help the abused animal
• Allowing Dad to keep motherless, newly born lambs behind the cook stove.
• Letting one of us cook a "Thanksgiving" pigeon in a toy roaster alongside the Thanksgiving turkey
• How she sacrificed in order to send us to college, and the wonderful care packages and letters she sent while we were there
• Her embarrassment when someone acknowledged her gifts and talents
• Welcoming our spouses and in-laws into the family and her love for her grandchildren and great grandchildren
• Her spirit of adventure and good sense of humor
• Her indignation at the injustices in life
• Her honesty, integrity and her courage to stick to her values and beliefs
• The enjoyment she had in serving afternoon snacks and coffee at the Good Samaritan Home
• Her sewing, crocheting, knitting, embroidery, and quilting
• Her involvement in the church and her unswerving faith in God
• Her keen and alert mind right to the end of her life
• The many conversations we had about current and past affairs of the country and the world
Mother taught us by example right to the end of her life. She taught us how to die by how she faced her own death with tremendous grace and courage, and even humor. In the words of her sister, Erna: "Isn't it just like your mom to enjoy a good happening. I can see her smiling. Keep strong!"

THANK YOU MOM FOR BEING THE LOVING AND GENUINE WOMAN THAT YOU ALWAYS WERE. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND REMEMBER YOU! (Karen, Jane, Jake and Grace)

Submitted by: E Elaine Kauffman, Mountain Lake, MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Harder, Ethel Kathryn Klassen
, 92, of Reedley, Fresno Co., CA died August 23, 2016 at the same place. She was born August, 1, 1924 at Hillsboro, KS to Henry and Katie Klassen. She was married to Robert John Harder, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Jan Harder Parker (Bruce Berwald); Jean Harder Flores (Marvin Flores); James Robert Harder (Tim Cahill); and Joseph William Harder (Jaime Kurtz); five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and a sister, Georgianna Hofstetter.

Two sisters, Hazel Frey and Edythe Eymann, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 27, 2016 at First Mennonite Church, Reedely, CA with burial in Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick, Reedley, CA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Harder, Evangeline May Strenge
, 93 years, 7 months, 2 days, of Mountain Lake, MN died January 12, 2016 at Mountain Lake, MN. She was born June 10, 1922 at Mountain Lake Twp., Cottonwood Co., MN to Eilert and Gerdena (Siefkes) Strenge. On October 26, 1943 at Mountain Lake she was married to Diedrich J. Harder, who was born July 19, 1905 and died August 6 1989.

Surviving are a sister, Florence "Tootie" Snook; sister-in-law, Loris Strenge; and sister-in-law, Grace Strenge.

Preceding her in death were brothers: George Strenge; Dick Strenge; Calvin Strenge; Eilert Strenge, Jr.; John Strenge; and Lawrence Strenge. Also, sisters: Dena Carlson; AnnaBelle Olson; Margaret Rosenburg; Gretchen Huebsch; and Josephine Penner.

"Evangeline May "Vangie" Strenge was born June 10, 1922, in Mountain Lake Township, Cottonwood County to Eilert, Sr. and Gerdena (Siefkes) Strenge. She was united in marriage to Diedrich Harder on October 26, 1943, at Bethel Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake in a ceremony officiated by Erland Waltner.
Baptized as an infant in the Christian Reformed Church on July 23, 1922, Vangie received believer's baptism and became a member of First Mennonite Church on June 5, 1949, where she remained a faithful member and attended the rest of her life.
The couple lived in Butterfield where they did corn shelling and trucking. After moving to a farm in Butterfield Township, they farmed until 1979, when they moved to Mountain Lake.
Vangie will be remembered as a hard-working farm wife who enjoyed gardening, canning, and raising African violets. She loved traveling, driving her car and going out to eat. Surrendering her car keys was especially hard, but with typical resignation to the inevitable, Vangie adapted.
One of a large family, Vangie had no children of her own, but is fondly remembered by her many nieces and nephews, with whom she especially enjoyed visiting."

Vangie Harder died Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at the Good Samaritan Village in Mountain Lake, Minnesota, at the age of 93 years, 7 months and 2 days.

Memorial services were held January 16, 2016 at First Mennonite Church hosted in the facilities of Bethel Mennonite Church, Mountain Lake, MN with burial in Mountain Lake City Cemetery, Mountain Lake, MN

Submitted by: E Elaine Kauffman, Mountain Lake, MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Harms, Willard V.
, 87, of Peabody, KS died December 2, 2016 at Hillsboro, Marion Co., KS. He was born November 12, 1929 at Newton, Harvey Co., KS to Leonard and Martha (Penner) Harms. On August 17, 1956 he was married to Ruby Funk, who survives.

Surviving are children, Ronnie Harms, and Mike Harms; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held December 5, 2016 at Grace Hill Mennonite Church, Whitewater, Harvey Co., KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Healey, Mabel E. Wogomon
, 96, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died October 3, 2016 at the same place. She was born February 14, 1920 in Elkhart Co., IN to Benjamin and Bessie (Billman) Wogomon. On August 5, 1941 she was married to Harold W. Healey who died February 8, 1989.

Surviving are four grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

Two daughters, Helen Fritts and Dorothy Ann Healey, a sister, Clara Weldy, and two brothers, Walter Wogomon, and Kenneth Wogomon preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 10, 2016 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Olive East Cemetery, Elkhart IN.

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



Heatwole, Karter B.

Oct. 14, 2016-Oct. 14, 2016

Infant Karter B. Heatwole passed away on Friday, October 14, 2016 at WellSpan Ephrata Hospital. He was the son of Benjamin K. and Kayla E (Zimmerman) Heatwole of Narvon. In addition to his parents, Karter is survived by his twin sister, Kiana B. Heatwole, his paternal grandparents, Lowell and Phyllis Heatwole of New Paris, IN, his maternal grandparents Kenneth and Sally Zimmerman of New Holland, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Graveside services will be held privately by the family at Pequea Mennonite Church Cemetery, Gordonville. To send the family online condolences, please visit www.groffeckenroth.com

Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/17/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Heatwole, Ruth
, age 87, departed this life March 6, 2016, at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg. Ruth was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Bridgewater, Va., a daughter of the late Joseph D. and Fannie (Shank) Heatwole.

Ruth graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School in 1945. In 1963, she graduated from Rockingham Memorial Hospital School of Nursing. After getting her degree, she worked there until January 1966. In February 1966, she moved to Richmond, Va., where she lived until 1998. After furthering her education at Virginia Commonwealth University, she worked at the Medical College of Virginia as operating room staff nurse, head nurse in cardiovascular surgery, assistant supervisor for in-service for operating room, supervisor of staff development in the operating room, nursing instructor in nursing education, and instructor trainer for cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the American Heart Association.

Ruth is survived by her siblings: Dwight Heatwole and wife, Fannie, Esther Shank and husband, Rawley, Charles Heatwole and wife, Doris, Carolyn Reed and husband, John, John R. Heatwole and wife, Mary Ann, Roy Heatwole and wife, Donna, Harold Heatwole and wife, Jeanne, and Elizabeth Yoder and husband, Jerry. She is preceded in death by four siblings, Dewitt Heatwole (survived by sister-in-law, Kathryn), Mary Ethel Heatwole, Chester Heatwole (survived by sister-in-law, Louise) and Glen Heatwole.

Ruth was legendary with the family for always remembering to send a birthday card to each of her 35 nieces and nephews. Ruth was known as a gracious and generous hostess, and enjoyed hosting her many friends and family. She was a beloved and lovely lady who will be dearly missed.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, March 9, 2016, at 2:30 p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church with the Rev. Phil Kniss officiating, and the family will receive friends following the service in the church fellowship hall. Burial will be private. The family will receive friends Tuesday, March 8, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater.

Daily News Record - 3/7/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Heese, Clara Doreen Harder
, 77, of New Holland, PA died January 21, 2016 at Ephrata, PA. She was born July 23, 1938 at Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada to Walter and Edna (Lesser) Harder. She was married to John D. Heese, who survives.

Surviving are children, Garrett Heese married to Yvonne, Jeffrey Heese, Joylynn Keener married to David; four grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held February 6, 2016 at New Holland Mennonite Church, New Holland, PA.

Submitted by: Pastor Dawn Ranck Hower, New Holland, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Heisey, Anna Florence Frank

December 13, 1912 - September 28, 2016

Anna Florence Heisey, 103, of the Mennonite Home, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, passed on to heaven on Wednesday, September 28, 2016. Born in Manheim Township, she was the daughter of the late Harry Neff Frank and Bertha Landis Frank of East Petersburg.

She was the loving and caring wife of Menno W. Heisey with whom she shared 63 years of married life. He preceded her in death in 1997. They began farming in 1935 on Shenck Road, Manheim, and retired from farming in 1980.

She was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church, and was a faithful Christian. She enjoyed life and was a caring and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She enjoyed playing the piano, puzzles, embroidering and sharing time and conversation with family and friends.

Surviving are three daughters: Miriam Leaman of Rohrerstown; Martha Heisey of Lancaster, Rachael, wife of James Pessolano of Smithfield, NC ; and a son Menno F., husband of Carolyn Erb Heisey of Cross Junction, VA; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great grandchildren. A son, John preceded her in death in 1937 and a daughter, Esther preceded her in death in 2015.

The family is grateful for the kindness and caring support given by the staff of the Mennonite Home and the compassionate caring of Hospice and Community Care.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her memorial service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:30 AM with Pastor Glen Sell officiating. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery following the service.

Contributions in Florence's memory may be made to Faith Friendship Ministries, P O Box 567, Mountville, PA 17554-1634, or Hospice & Community Care, P O Box 4125 Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Buch Family of Funeral Homes
Manheim, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Heisey, Frances H. Shenk
, 91, of Manheim, died peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2016, at the Mennonite Home, Lancaster. Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late Jacob and Barbara Ann Hess Shenk.

A homemaker, she was the wife of the late Robert S. Heisey who died in 2006. Frances was a member of the Zion Evangelical Luth-eran Church, Manheim; and a member of the Manheim High School graduating class of 1942. In her early years she was an active member of the Lititz Springs Chapter #499, Order of the Eastern Star. Frances enjoyed reading, working on jig saw puzzles, and spending time with her family.

Surviving are two daughters: Joan M. Zercher of Mount Gretna, Barbara J. Musser of Lebanon, six grandchildren: Michael J. husband of Stacy Zercher, Melissa J. wife of Brian Ferrari, Jessica M. wife of Matthew Pohronezny, Joshua M. Zercher companion of Kristi Martarano, Matthew S. husband of Brooke Musser, Meghan Musser, 14 great grandchildren: Kailey, Hanna, Antonio, Vincenzo, Giovanni, David, Michaela, Lilly, Calla Rae, Angelo, Enzia, Orazio, Cameron, and Grace. Preceding her in death is a son-in-law, Michael J. Zercher, three sisters: Blanche Werner, Verna Groff, Suie Ginder, and four brothers: Samuel, Aaron, Martin, and Henry Shenk.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Frances's funeral service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim, on Saturday, July 23, 2016, at 12:00 Noon. Friends may visit with the family at the funeral home on Saturday morning from 11:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private in Manheim Fairview Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be sent in Frances's memory to the Mennonite Home Communities Benevolent Care Funds.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/20/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Heller, Esther Elizabeth
, 79, formerly of North Prince Street, Downtown Lancaster, and Willow Street, went to be with Jesus on Friday, August 26, 2016 at Conestoga View, Lancaster.

Esther had done clerical work for most of her life at the Harold E. Smith Co., 617 North Prince Street, Downtown Lancaster, until her retirement at age 62.

Born February 6, 1937 on the family farm on Kendig Road in Pequea Twp., she was the daughter of the late Clarence D. and Anna E. (Snavely) Heller. Esther was a member of the James Street Mennonite Church, Lancaster and a former member of the Byerland Mennonite Church, Willow Street. She enjoyed cooking, cake decorating, sewing, knitting, reading and puzzles.

Surviving are two sisters; Anna Mary married to Donald Heller, of Canton, PA and Marian Hallman, of Florida. She was also preceded in death by two siblings; Clarence Heller, Jr. (2014) and an infant brother, Jason Heller (1925).

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Esther's Graveside Service to be held in the Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery, 11 Greenfield Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Tuesday (TODAY), August 30, 2016 at 2:30PM (The casket will be closed). A Memorial Service will be held immediately following the graveside service at 3PM in the Mellinger's Mennonite Church, 1916 Lincoln Hwy. East, Lancaster, PA 17602. Kindly omit flowers. Memorial Remembrances can be made in Esther's memory to the James Street Mennonite Church, 323 West James Street, Lancaster, PA 17603.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/30/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Helmuth, Joseph W.

Aug. 31, 1942 - Nov. 30, 2016

GOSHEN - Joseph W. Helmuth, 74, of Goshen, died Wednesday, Nov. 30.

He was born Aug. 31, 1942, to Walter and Barbara (Stutzman) Helmuth.

He married Lydian Rose Zehr; she survives.

Survivors also are daughter, Janell Rose Helmuth; sons Allen Joe, Galen John, Jason LaMar and Dennis LaVon Helmuth; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alma Whetstone and Emma Kuhns; brothers Elmer, Milo, Owen, Levi, Daniel, Raymond and Delbert Helmuth.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, and all day Friday, Dec. 2, at family’s residence, 62357 C.R. 35, Goshen.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Maynard Lambright’s residence, 62368 C.R. 35, Goshen.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec 1, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Helmuth, Mary Miller

Nov. 2, 1921 - Sept. 30, 2016

GOSHEN - Mary Helmuth, 94, passed away Friday, Sept. 30, at Courtyard Healthcare.

She was born Nov. 2, 1921, in Nappanee, to John M. and Anna (Miller) Miller.

On Aug. 9, 1947, she married Joseph G. Helmuth in Goshen. He died Aug. 23, 2001.

Survivors include four daughters, Dee (John) Birkey, Carol (Martin) Honderich and Elaine Jarvis, all of Goshen and Dr. Anita (Eli) Showalter of Yakima, Wash.; 11 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Emma Miller of Ligonier and Lovina “Ina” (Albert) Miller of Niles, Ohio; and two brothers, Noah (Katie) Miller and John J. (Verna) Miller, both of Topeka.

A lifetime area resident, Mrs. Helmuth was a member of Waterford Mennonite Church.

She enjoyed flower gardens, quilt making and crocheting.

She worked in housekeeping at Goshen Hospital for a number of years before retiring.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4 and again one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, funeral service, all at Waterford Mennonite Church. Velma Swartz, pastor of senior adults, will officiate.

Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Goshen Care at Home Hospice, Waterford Mennonite Church or Bethany Christian Schools.

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

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 1, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Helmuth, Mary Miller, 94, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died September 30, 2016 at the same place. She was born November 2, 1921 at Nappanee, IN to John M. and Anna (Miller) Miller. On August 9, 1947 she was married to Joseph G. Helmuth, who died August 23, 2001.

Surviving are children, Dee (John) Birkey, Goshen, IN; Carol (Martin) Honderich, Goshen, IN; Elaine Jarvis, Goshen, IN; and Dr. Anita (Eli) Showalter, Yakima, Washington; eleven grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Emma Miller, Ligonier, IN; and Lovina "Ina" (Albert) Miller, Niles, Ohio; and two brothers, Noah (Katie) Miller, Topeka, IN; and John J. (Verna) Miller, Topeka, IN.

Her siblings, Earl Miller, Esther, and Glenn Miller preceded her in death.

She enjoyed flower gardens, quilt-making, and crocheting. She worked in housekeeping at Goshen Hospital for a number of years before retiring.

Memorial services were held October 5, 2016 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

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



Herr, Roy N.
, 77, of New Holland, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2016 at Hospice and Community Care of Mt. Joy. He was the loving husband of Laverne M. (Martin) Herr, with whom he shared over 57 years of marriage.

Born in Earl Township, he was a son of the late Ivan B. and Mary (Nolt) Herr. Roy was a member of St. Stephen U.C.C. Church, a maintenance employee for Pennsylvania Scales of Leola for over 16 years, and owned Herr's Mobile Home Park from 1973 to the present. Roy was a member of the Hobby Train Association who in his spare time enjoyed building street rods, music, playing guitar, visiting Florida, and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, Roy is survived his son, Ricky M. Herr, husband of Patti (Graham), of New Holland, his daughter, Cheryl M. Dippner, wife of Nathan, Jr., of New Holland; 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Melvin Herr, and his sister Esther Good.

Interment will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/22/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Herschberger, Elizabeth "Lizzie" S. Miller
, 94, of Topeka died at 8:02 pm on Friday, November 18, her residence, the same place that she was born and lived her entire life.

She was born on September 11, 1922 to Sam D. and Mattie (Bontrager) Miller. On January 25, 1945 in Topeka she married Benjamin "Ben" M. Herschberger, he died March 18, 2008.

Surviving are six daughters, Irene & LeRoy Mullett of Sarasota, FL, Mattie & Aaron Schwartz of Seymour, MO, Katie & John C. Knepp of Topeka, Linda & David Bontrager of Middlebury, Edith & William C. Knepp of LaGrange, Vera & Ben Bontrager of Topeka; four sons, Daniel & LeAnna Herschberger of LaGrange, John & Mary Esther Herschberger of Topeka, Samuel & LeAnna Herschberger of Topeka, David & Arlene Herschberger of Ligonier; 52 grandchildren, 27 step-grandchildren, 177 great grandchildren, 143 step-great grandchildren, nine great great grandchildren, 34 step great great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Sylvia Ross of Chardon, OH.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a son-in-law, Orval Yoder; five grandchildren, a step grandchild, seven great grandchildren, four step great grandchildren, one step great great grandchild; two sisters, Lovina Miller and Susana Miller; six brothers, Daniel, Eli, Jacob, Uriah, Levi and Menno Miller. Lizzie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 20, and all day Monday, November 21, at the family’s residence, 7820 West 100 South Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 22, at the Devon Yoder residence, 7220 West 100 South Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishops Glenn Hostetler and Harley Mast and the home ministers. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

FindAGrave # 172930299
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Herschberger, Melvin J.
, 81 , of Kalona, Johnson Co., IA died June 27, 2016 at Orion, IL in an automobile accident. He was born December 12, 1934 at Arthur, IL to John E. and Christena (Eash) Herschberger. On December 23, 1956 at Kalona, he was married to Veva Aleene Miller, who was born February 7, 1938 and died in the same accident on June 27, 2016.

Surviving are children, Darrel (Diane) Herschberger, Marion, IA; Wade (Denise) Herschberger, Minneapolis, MN; and Brian (Heather) Herschberger, Kalona, IA; eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; brothers Jonas Herschberger, Levi (Lizzie Ann) Herschberger, sister Emma (John) Hostetler, and sister-in-law Elmina Herschberger all of Arthur, IL.

Two daughters, Kathy Herschberger, and Marcia Watkins; brother, Jacob Herschberger; sister, Amelia (Orval) Bender; and sister-in-law, Edna Herschberger preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 1, 2016 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Washington Co., IA with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Washington Co., IA.

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



Herschberger, Veva Aleene Miller
, 78, of Kalona, IA died June 27, 2016 at Orion, IL in an automobile accident. She was born February 7, 1938 at Kalona, IA to C. Jay and Dinah (Miller) Miller. On December 23, 1956 at Kalona, Johnson Co., IA she was married to Melvin J. Herschberger, who was born December 12, 1934 and died in the same accident on June 27, 2016.

Surviving are children, Darrel (Diane) Herschberger, Marion, IA; Wade (Denise) Herschberger, Minneapolis, MN; and Brian (Heather) Herschberger, Kalona, IA; eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; brothers, Alvin (Marianna) Miller, and Dale (Linda) Miller all of Kalona, IA; and sister, Eldora (Alvin) Flatt of Newberry, MI.

Two daughters, Kathy Herschberger, and Marcia Watkins; and three sisters, Mary (Marvin) Yoder, Elnora (Dave) Borntrager, and Donna Biggerstaff preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 1, 2016 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Washington Co., IA with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Washington Co., IA.

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


 

Hershberger, Elvira Warkentin
March 12, 1930 - Dec. 11, 2016

GOSHEN — Elvira Hershberger, 86, of Goshen, died Sunday, Dec. 11, 2016, at Courtyard in Goshen.

She was born March 12, 1930, in Schreiber, Ontario, Canada, to Cornelius and Pauline (Wuerfel) Warkentin. In her early years, she lived in Laird, Saskatchewan and Kitchener, Ontario, moving to Goshen in 1959.

Elvira married Paul Hershberger on Oct. 19, 1962, in Kitchener.

She was a former member of the Elkhart Art League and the St. Joe Valley Watercolor Society. Her work appeared in Elkhart County bank calendars, at the Old Bag Factory and in a booth at Bonneyville Mill’s annual fall festivals.

Surviving with her husband are a son, John of Union, Michigan; and three brothers, Otto of Fort Wayne, David Of Orleans, Ontario And Rudy of Port Elgin, Ontario.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Henry of Lion’s Head, Ontario.

Visitation will be from noon - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the College Mennonite Church in Goshen.

A private memorial service will take place that evening.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 5, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Grace Elaine

Feb. 10, 2008 - Feb. 14, 2016

SYRACUSE - Grace Elaine Hershberger, 8, of Syracuse, died Sunday, Feb. 14, at Rileys Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, after a very brief illness.

She was born Feb. 10, 2008, in Elkhart County, to Vernon R. and Clara Mae (Yoder) Hershberger.

Surviving along with her parents are five brothers, William Ray, Wayne Lyn, Devon Dale, Jason Dean and Vernon James Hershberger, and eight sisters, Waneta Kay, Marlene Jo, Karen Sue, Darla Mae, Lisa Diane, Dora Jean, Geneva Joy and Sharon Rose Hershberger, all at home; and grandparents Ray and Lizzie (Miller) Hershberger of Elkhart County and Amanda (Bontrager) Yoder of LaGrange County.

She was preceded in death by her grandfather, William J. Yoder.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 18, and Friday Feb. 19, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 S.R. 4, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, also at the church. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 17, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Herman Luke
, 93, Moundridge, Harvey Co., KS died July 8, 2016 at the same place. He was born November 6, 1922 in Cass Co., MO to S.S. and Mabel (Hartzler) Hershberger. On October 15, 1950 at Parnell, IA he was married to Velma Hershberger, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Mary Lou Hershberger, Kermit Dee (Beth) Hershberger, and Vietta (Deve) Krehbiel; seven grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren.

His siblings, Alma Mast, Irvin, Lois and Maxine Hershberger, Ruth Hershberger, Elba and Dollie Hershberger, Laura Hershberger, Ralph Hershberger, and Lela Stutzman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 11, 2016 at Hessston Mennonite Church, Hesston, Harvey Co., KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, KS.

Submitted by: Jasmine Stutzman, Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershey, Arlene Nolt
, 79, of Bethel, died Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon.

She was the wife of Wilbur K. Hershey, who died April 27, 2012.

Born in New Holland on July 7, 1936, she was the daughter of the late Samuel O. and Anna (Martin) Nolt.

Arlene was an active member of Little Swatara Church of the Brethren, Bethel. She and her husband operated a dairy farm for over 50 years. Arlene enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

She is survived by daughters, Renee Hershey, of Bethel, Julie, wife of Stanley Risser, of Lebanon; sons, Richard, husband of Bonnie Hershey, of Fredericksburg, W. Ray, husband of Jenifer Hershey, of Bethel; grandchildren, Derrick Hershey, Trista Oxenreider, Craig Hershey, Curtis Hershey, Evan Hershey, Daniel Risser, David Risser, Sarah Risser, and James Risser; great grandchildren, Collin and Jordan Hershey, and Avery and Rowan Oxenreider; sisters, Edna Graybill, of Fairmount Homes, Esther, wife of Jake Kreider, of Kinzers, and Dorothy, wife of Bud Blank, of Atglen; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Paul and Harlan Nolt; and sisters, Mabel Mellinger and Anna Mary Bollinger.

Funeral services will be held Monday, March 14, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Little Swatara Church of the Brethren, 31 Rehrersburg Rd., Bethel. A viewing will be held Sunday, from 6-8 p.m. at Grose Funeral Home, 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, and Monday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment will be at the adjoining church cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal -3/11/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hershey, Evelyn G.
, age 89, formerly of Gordonville, passed away at Landis Homes on Friday, February, 12, 2016. She was born in Paradise, daughter of the late Amos G. & Edna (Groff) Hershey. She was a member of Grace Point Church of Paradise, formerly Paradise Mennonite Church, where she was involved with the sewing circle. She had worked for the former Hershey Garment Factory and Harvest Drive Restaurant. She enjoyed sewing, word search and cryptoquip puzzles.

Surviving are 3 sisters: Arlene G. & Thelma E. Hershey both of Lititz, Gladys H. wife of Landis E. Burkholder of New Holland, nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters: Dorothy R. Felpel and Pauline M. Hershey.

Funeral service will take place from the Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA, on Tuesday, February 16th at 11 a.m. with a viewing time from 10 a.m. until time of service. Pastor Tim Rogers and Chaplain Jim Leaman officiating. Private interment will take place in the Paradise Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home, Christiana & Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/15/2015
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hershey, J. Allen
, 67, went home to his Heavenly Father on October 1, 2016 after a courageous battle with ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease). His loving family and his strong faith in God supported him in his struggle and ultimately gave him peace.

Allen was born to the late Clair and Dorothy (Mellinger) Hershey, a Mennonite pastor and a homemaker, respectively, in Lancaster, PA.

Allen celebrated 50 years at the High companies with his family, friends and co-workers on September 14, 2016. He was known for his master craftsmanship, his strong faith and his mentorship.

Allen was blessed with a large and loving family. He is dearly missed by his loved ones, who celebrate the fact that his suffering is over and he is at peace with his Creator.

Allen is survived by his wife of 46 years, Cynthia A. (Martin) Hershey; his sons Stephen Hershey, married to Mantha (Kotsalos); Bradley Hershey, married to Heidi (Johnson); his daughters Kimberly, married to John Myers; and Stacey, married to Chris Karshin; his nine grandchildren; and his sisters, Carol A. Miller and Rosemary Miller. He is preceded in death by his brother, J. Donald Hershey and his parents.

A viewing will take place at The Worship Center (2384 New Holland Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601) on Wednesday, October 5 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pastor Sam Smucker will officiate the service on Thursday, October 6 at 10:00 a.m. with a viewing prior at 9:00 a.m. at The Worship Center. Allen will be buried at Hershey Mennonite Church (401 Hershey Church Road, Kinzers, PA 17535). In lieu of flowers, please make contributions in honor of J. Allen Hershey to The ALS Association Greater Philadelphia Chapter: 321 Norristown Road, Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/3/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hershey, Mabel E. Herr
, 102, of Lititz, passed away on Saturday, March 19, 2016 at Landis Homes. She was the loving wife of J. Musser Hershey, who passed away in 2001.

Born in Strasburg Township, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Emma (Stauffer) Herr.

Mabel was a member of Hershey Mennonite Church.

Mrs. Hershey worked as a babysitter and housekeeper for several families throughout her life. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Vacationing in Ocean City, N.J. with family was important to her. And she vacationed in Florida during the winter.

Mabel is survived by two children: Harold J. Hershey, husband of Alma (Hershey), of Lancaster, and Joyce Stoltzfus, wife of Nelson K., of Parkesburg; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, a great-granddaughter, a brother, Walter Herr, and 5 sisters: Kathryn Coulter, Edna Gamber, Dorothy Risser, Elsie Smoker, and Pauline Denlinger.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11 AM at Hershey Mennonite Church, 401 Hershey Church Rd., Kinzers, PA 17535 with Pastor Jesse Johnson officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be held from 10-11 AM at the church. Online condolences may be posted at www.groffeckenroth.com. Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/21/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hershey, Warren W.
, 90, of Gordonville, PA, passed away on June 19, 2016, at Fairmount Homes after a courageous 9-year battle with cancer. Born in Leacock Township, he was the son of the late Aldus G. and Ida Wenger Hershey. He was married 68 years to Betty M. Hershey.

Warren farmed for 14 years on his dad's farm, and later was employed by C.B. Hoober, Inc. for 20 years. He and Betty were also supervisors for the Shaklee Corp. for 20 years. A lifelong member of Hershey's Mennonite Church, Warren served as secretary/treasurer for 15 years and also as a trustee. He and his wife traveled by motorhome throughout the US including his favorite state, Alaska, as well as to Canada and Nova Scotia. They also traveled to Bermuda, the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, and Mexico. Warren loved to read his Bible and enjoyed doing word puzzles. He was very creative and could make most anything - from decorative wooden sleds to children's swing sets. He also thoroughly enjoyed family gatherings.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Betty, are three children: Karen, wife of Rick Martin of Ephrata, Doris, wife of Don Neff of Paradise, and Randall, husband of Penny Simmons Hershey of Lancaster. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren: Matt Neff, husband of Amy Eshelman Neff, Heather Neff Muffley, wife of Josh Muffley, Heidi Neff, Neil Hershey, husband of Courtney Landis Hershey, Brent and Drew Hershey, and 7 great grandchildren: Megan, Mackenzie, Judah and Jed Neff, Noah and Harper Muffley, and Ava Grace Hershey. Warren is also survived by two sisters: Elma Peachey and Florence Weber, and two sisters-in-law: Ellen, married to Roy Neff, and Millie Beyer. He was preceded in death by sisters Irene and Rhoda Hershey and a grandson, Dustin Neff.

Funeral Service will be on Wednesday, June 22 at 11 a.m. from the Hershey Mennonite Church, 401 Hershey Church Road, Kinzers, with a viewing time from 10 a.m. until time of service. Warren's son-in-law, Pastor Don Neff will be officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. There will also be a viewing Tuesday night at Shivery Funeral Home, 3214 Lincoln Highway East, Paradise from 6 to 8 p.m. Contributions in Warren's honor can be given to Mennonite Central Committee, PO Box 500, Akron, PA or Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home Inc., Christiana & Paradise.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/20/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hertzler, James R.

Jan. 31, 1934 - Nov. 18, 2016

GOSHEN - James “Jim” R. Hertzler, 82, passed away Friday, Nov. 18, at home after an extended illness.

He was born Jan. 31, 1934, in College Park, Md., to Milford and Ada (Hostetter) Hertzler. In 1957, he married Alta Grace Martin in Maryland. She died in 1982. In 1984, he married Diane Schrock in Elkhart.

She survives along with four children, Jennifer and Melanie, both of Goshen, Philip (Jessica Lapp) of Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; and Randal (Lisa Clarke) North Potomac, Md.; four grandchildren, Anna, Lucy, Nicholas and Isaac; and two sisters, Carolyn (William) Presley of Chisholm, Minn., and Janice (David) Gerber, Harrisonburg, Va.

A Goshen resident since 1959, Jim graduated from Goshen College in 1961 and went on to earn both master’s and doctoral degrees in history from University of Wisconsin, finishing in 1966. He returned to Goshen and taught at the college from 1966 until retiring in 1999.

He was a member of College Mennonite Church.

Friends may visit from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, in The Gathering Room at College Mennonite Church. An 11 a.m. Saturday memorial service will be conducted at the church with Pastor Pamela Yoder officiating.

Memorial contributions may be given to Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism, the Jubilee Fund at College Mennonite Church and Goshen College International Student Aid Fund.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 21, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hertzler, James R., 82, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died November 18, 2016 at the same place. He was born January 31, 1934 at College Park, Maryland to Milford and Ada (Hostetter) Hertzler. On March 9, 1984 he was married to Diane Schrock, who was born July 30, 1949 and survives.

In 1957 he married Alta Grace Martin in Maryland. She died in 1982.

Surviving are children, Philip (Jessica Lapp) Hertzler; Randal (Lisa Clarke) Hertzler; Jennifer; and Melanie; four grandchildren; and two sisters, Carolyn (William) Presley; and Janice (David) Gerber.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2016 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, INwith burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Hess, Emma Burkholder
, 98, of Lancaster, died on June 30, 2016. She was born December 14, 1917, in Pea Ridge, Missouri, the fourth child of the late John Wolf Hess and Lizzie Burkholder Hess of Akron, Pennsylvania. In her early childhood, the family returned to Akron. She attended elementary school in Akron and high school in Akron and at Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

She studied nursing at the Mennonite Hospital in La Junta, Colorado. Following graduation as a registered nurse she travelled widely, working in hospitals from Washington to Pennsylvania, and in a Civilian Public Service camp for conscientious objectors in California. In the early 1950s, she worked as director of nursing at the newly opened Rocky Ford Mennonite Hospital, then, from 1956 to 1974, as director of nursing services at the La Junta Mennonite Hospital (now the La Junta Medical Center). Later in her career, she worked as a nurse in Maui, Hawaii, the Poudre Valley Medical Center in Fort Collins, Colorado, and the Good Samaritan Nursing Home in Loveland, Colorado. In retirement, she returned to Pennsylvania, living in State College, Millersville, and Lancaster.

She was active in Mennonite churches wherever she lived and held lay leadership positions in many of them. Most recently, she was a member of Community Mennonite Church in Lancaster.

The defining quality of Emma's life was her commitment to serve and nurture others, as a nurse, as an administrator, as a loving daughter, sister, aunt, friend, and neighbor. This was a lived commitment deeply grounded in her Christian faith, learned from her parents and strengthened throughout her life by the Mennonite community in which she was firmly embedded.

She is survived by: sister, Sara Hess Hess, wife of the late Herbert S. Hess and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers: Joseph, Simon, and James Hess; and sisters: Alma Hershey, and Margie Hershey.

Family members are invited to attend a viewing at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 PM. Private burial will follow.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at DeBord Snyder Funeral Home, 141 E. Orange St., Lancaster, PA 17602 on Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 6:00 p.m. Friends may call at the funeral home on August 14 from 5:00 p.m. until the time of service.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/3/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hess, Herbert Snavely
, 95, formerly of Quarryville and, more recently, Millersville, went to be with his Lord and Savior on May 22. He was born March 16, 1921, in Oregon, Pennsylvania, the oldest child of the late Norman and Helen Snavely Hess.

Herb grew up on Green Meadows Farm near Oregon, attending school in Manheim Township. In 1942, he married Sara Burkholder Hess, of Akron. The following year, they moved to Runnymede Farm south of Quarryville, where they farmed, raised seven children, and operated a bed and breakfast. He worked as a flock manager for De Kalb Hatchery for 15 years. They were active members of Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church. In 2005, they moved to Millersville and in 2015 to Oak Leaf Manor in Landisville. They celebrated their 73rd anniversary in November, 2015.

He is survived by: his wife; children: Judith, wife of Mark Nord of Hyattsville, Maryland, Carol, wife of Jay Mylin of Manheim, Linda, wife of Roy Musser of Willow Street, Herbert L., husband of Beth (Good) of Millersville, Debra, wife of Robert Detwiler of Millersville, Marcia, wife of John Harnish of Quarryville, and Brent, husband of Julie (Charles) of Lancaster; 14 grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and sisters: Elizabeth Landis Evans of Manheim and Jane Landis of Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by brothers: Edward Hess and Arthur Hess; sister, Mary Catherine; and grandson, Christian Detwiler.

He died peacefully at Oak Leaf Manor in Landisville, surrounded by family.

Services will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016 at Refton Brethren in Christ Church, 110 Church St., Refton, PA at 2:00 PM. Friends will have the opportunity to greet the family immediately following the service. There will be a public viewing on Thursday evening at the church from 5:00 - 7:00 PM. A private family interment will be in Mechanic Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Please omit flowers; contributions may be made in Herbert's memory to Black Rock Retreat, 1345 Kirkwood Pike, Quarryville, PA 17566 or Caring Hospice Services, 101 Good Drive, Lancaster, PA 17604.

The family has placed their trust in Dewald Funeral & Cremation Services in Quarryville.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/24/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hess, John H., Sr.
, 98, of New Holland, died Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland.

Born in Millersville on October 5, 1918, he was the son of the late Jacob and Katie (Charles) Hess. His wife, Elsie (Weaver) Hess, to whom he was married 58 years, died in 1999.

John graduated from Manor High School in Millersville. Later he owned and operated New Holland Supply from 1963 until he and Elsie retired and moved to Harrisonburg Virginia in 1998 to be closer to children and grandchildren.

John was a member and trustee of New Holland Mennonite Church and also served on the board of trustees for Eastern Mennonite University.

He was known as a gentle and generous man who loved life and was a bit of a jokester. One of his enduring hobbies was mowing grass and he was a swimmer throughout his lifetime.

Surviving are two children, Tina, married to David Glanzer of Lancaster, and Bruce, married to Chris (Kauffman) Hess of Ronks; three grandchildren, Steven Glanzer married to Kristin Anderson, Katrina Glanzer married to Becky Stephens, and Jonathan Hess; two great grandchildren, Levi Stephens and Rowan Glanzer; and a sister, Rhoda, married to John Weaver of New Holland.

Preceding him in death is a son, John Hess; and four sisters and two brothers, Mary Weaver, Orpha Weaver, David Hess, Naomi Redcay, Anna Lois Earhart, and Edward Hess.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 2 PM at Garden Spot Village Chapel, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland with Chaplain Chester Yoder officiating. Food and fellowship will follow the service. A private interment will be held at New Holland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/13/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hess, Paul C.
, 89, of Mount Joy, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at his residence with his family by his side. Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Jacob and Anna (Erb) Hess. Paul was the husband of Susan (Shreiner) Hess with whom he celebrated 67 years of marriage this past May 21st.

Paul was a farmer and later worked for I.R. Musser Poultry Farm as a driver and E.M. Murray & Associates as a clerk. He was a member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Paul was an avid gardener and enjoyed listening to music.

Surviving in addition to his wife Susan, are seven children, Sue Hess, wife of Tom Mix of VA, Herb Hess, husband of Sharon of Mount Joy, Jerry Hess, husband of Joanne of Mount Joy, Linda Heisey, wife of the late Craig of Mount Joy, Marlene Hess, wife of Andy of Marietta, Diane Metzler, wife of the late Bert of VA and Jeff Hess, husband of Stacy of Mount Joy; twenty grandchildren; seventeen great- grandchildren; and a sister, Peggy Buckwalter of Lititz.

He was preceded in death by a son, Steve Hess and a brother, Mel Hess.

A memorial service honoring Paul's life will be held at Mount Joy Mennonite Church, 320 Musser Road, Mount Joy on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 2 PM. Family and friends will be received at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Community Care, 685 Good Drive, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

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Intelligencer Journal - 11/22/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hieb, Wilbert "Bill" (M.D.)
, 95, died March 8, 2016 at Brookings, SD. He was born August 1, 1920 at Marion, SD. On May 31, 1942 at Freeman, SD he was married to Selma Tieszen, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Barry (Fern) Hieb; Charles (Diane) Hieb; Richard (Brenda) Hieb; and Shingo (Kathy) Kajinami; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

A son, James Hieb preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 2016 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Lisa Kaufman, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hieb, Wilbert “Bill” Edgar, 95, of Brookings, SD died March 8, 2016 at the same place. He was born August 1, 1920 at Marion, SD to Jacob, Jr. and Ruth E. (Irwin) Hieb. On May 31, 1942 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD he was married to Selma “Sally” Esther Tieszen, who was born October 9, 1921 and died August 4, 2015.

Surviving are children, Barry (Fern) Hieb; Charles (Diane) Hieb; Richard (Brenda) Hieb; Shingo (Kathy) Kajinami; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and a sister, Kathleen Arendt.

A son, James Hieb and siblings, Helen Hieb Drummond; Robert Hieb; Lois Hieb Graber; Betty Hieb Lucas; and Kenneth Hieb preceded him in death.

Dr. Hieb practiced general medicine in Henderson, NE for 30 years.

Memorial services were held July 2, 2016 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Fern Hieb, Tucson, AZ
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



High, Ella B. Sauder
, 98, formerly of Manheim, went home to be with her Lord on Thursday, February 25, 2016 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, where she was a resident for over twenty years. Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Michael Sauder and Anna Brackbill Sauder Groff. She was the loving wife of the late Elvin E. High who died in 2000.

A homemaker, Ella worked in her earlier years at the Bomberger's Store in Elm and part-time at the Manheim Auto Auction. She was a member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz where she was involved with the sewing circle and she sang with the Joy Bells Group. Ella volunteered at Transport for Christ, Marietta and she enjoyed making comforters for the mission field and Pregnancy Centers. Her interests included gardening, traveling and she loved to spend time with her family.

Surviving are four children, Cerwin R. husband of Doris Jean Hershey High, Velda M. wife of Melvin E. Rhoads both of Manheim, Elvin L. husband of Patti Pletcher High of Columbia, Doris A. wife of Robert B. Stauffer of Pennington, MN; 15 grandchildren, 43 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and three brothers, John Sauder, Amos Sauder both of Lititz and Luke husband of WillaMae Sauder of Ephrata. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Thelma Jane High, great grandson, Elijah Myers, a brother, Aaron B. Sauder and three sisters, Alice Newswenger, Laura High and Naomi Martin.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral service at Erb Mennonite Church, 567 Lexington Road, Lititz on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 10:00 AM. There will be a public viewing at Landis Homes Retirement Community, WEST BETHANY CHAPEL, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz on Friday evening from 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM and again on Saturday morning at the church from 9:00 AM until the time of service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/29/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



High, Luke H.
, 84, of Myerstown, PA, passed away in his residence on Saturday, September 10, 2016. He was the husband of Mary E. Musser High with whom he was married for 62 years. He was born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County on February 14, 1932, a son of the late John S. and Amanda Horting High. Luke worked as a farmer most of his life and welder until he retired. He also was a taxi driver for the Amish community. He was a member of the Schaefferstown Mennonite Church.

He is survived by children, Susan M. Heisey married to Luther of Jonestown, PA; Esther M. Weaver married to Nelson of East Earl, PA; Irene M. Gehman married to Virgil of Ewing, IL; Charles M. High married to Amy Martin of Millerstown, PA; Henry M. High married to Sharon Weaver of Gettysburg, PA; Mary M. Gehman married to Myron of Mifflintown, PA; Paul M. High married to Petrina of Bernville, PA; Reuben M. High married to Glenda Weaver of Gettysburg, PA; Sarah M. Auker married to Delbert of Plains, MT; Miriam M. High, Myerstown; Ruthanne M. Alcala married to Chris of Lebanon, PA; sons-in-law, Paul R. Shenk of Myerstown, PA; Sanford S. Weaver married to Lindsey Stoltzfus of New Holland, PA; 61 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; sister, Lydia H. High Martin of Richland, PA; brothers, Jacob H. High married to Arlene of Mifflintown, PA; Melvin H. High married to Anna of Donna, TX.

He was preceded in death by daughters, Verna M. High Weaver and Rachael M. High Shenk; grandson, Clavin Scott Gehman; great granddaughter, Alyssa Heller; sisters, Anna Mae H. High Wenger, Emma H. High Gonzales, Mary H. High Parbel, infant sister, Miriam; brothers, Paul H. High, Ivan H. High, John David H. High, Henry H. High. Christian H. High, a stillborn brother.

Funeral service will be held on Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 10 AM in Schaefferstown Mennonite Church, 625 North Market Street, Myerstown, PA. Viewing on Wednesday from 1 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at the church. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/12/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



High, Mervin M.
, 70, of Cantril, Iowa, entered into rest July 19, 2016, at his home, following a brief illness.

He was born November 26, 1945, in South Lebanon Township, Lebanon, Pennsylvania, the son of Melvin and Verna (Musser) High.

On August 6, 1966, Mervin married Martha B. Shirk. They began dairy farming in Berks County, Pennsylvania in March, 1971, before relocating to Cantril, Iowa, December 4, 1979. He milked cows until 2008 and continued helping in the dairy and with the farming until June, 2016, finding satisfaction in hard work and helping others. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Mervin was a member of the Northview Mennonite Church.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Martha, of nearly 50 years and nine children: Lonita (Leonard) Burkholder, Edina, Missouri; Lavon (Martha) High, Cantril, Iowa; Lucinda (Eugene) Weiler, Mt. Sterling, Iowa; Kathy (Allen Jr.) Martin, Rutledge, Missouri; Keith (Alma) High, Milton, Iowa; Lynette (Wesley) Weiler, Rutledge, Missouri; Lorelle (Galen) Weiler, Rutledge, Missouri; Leslie (Charlene) High, Cantil, Iowa and Karlin (Joanne) High, Memphis, Missouri. Also surviving are sixty-two grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; six brothers: Leon (Katie) High, Robesonia, Pennsylvania; Melvin (Mabel) High, Savannah, New York; Glenn (Lucille) High, Robesonia, Pennsylvania; Clair (Edna Mae) High, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Elmer (Miriam) High, Lititz, Pennsylvania; Marlin (Rachel) High, Lebanon, Pennsylvania and five sisters: Mary (Leroy) Musser, Lebanon, Pennsylvania; Luella (Earl) Hoover, Lititz, Pennsylvania; Emma (Elmer ) Zeiset, Savannah, New York; Rhoda (Earl) Gingerich, Lititz, Pennsylvania; Lois (Harlan) Martin, New Washington, Ohio and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his father in 1986, his mother in 2002 and a sister-in-law, Marian High.

Funeral services and burial were held at 9:30 AM, Monday, July 25, 2016 at Northview Mennonite Church in northeast Scotland County.

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Northeast Missouri, July 22, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



High, Shirley Ann Weaver
, 81, of Stevens, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2016, at home.

She was born January 11, 1935, in Martindale, to the late Isaac B. and Anna (Zoll) Weaver and was the wife of J. Clair High, with whom she shared 61 years of marriage.

Shirley was a long time member of Blainsport Mennonite Church in Reinholds, where she was very active. She volunteered at the Reamstown Fire Co. Auxiliary and Ambulance, Landis Homes, Lancaster County Poultry Assoc., MCC, and Woodcrest. Family was always extremely important to Shirley. She enjoyed volunteering, writing letters, going on trips, camping with family, sports, and was an avid Phillies fan. She loved playing Haus and Pinochle, and especially loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband she is survived by 6 sons, Gary, husband of Cecilia, Jay, husband of Star, Dennis, husband of Connie, Kevin, husband of Holly, Curtis, husband of Joan, Darrell husband of Cindy, and a daughter, Lori; 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Robert (Linda), Kenneth (Esther), and Jay (Linda).

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Clair, a sister, June Weaver, and a brother, Larry Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Friday, December 2, from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 3, from 9 am until the time of service, at 10 am, at the Blainsport Mennonite Church, 85 S. Blainsport Road, Reinholds, with Pastor Eric Marshall officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Shirley's memory may be made to MCC, 21 S. 12th St., Akron, PA 17501.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 11/30/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hilty, Robert Galen
, 83, of McGaheysville, passed peacefully to his heavenly home Feb. 26, 2016, with his family surrounding him. He was born to his parents, Wesley G. and Minnie S. (Greider) Hilty July 8, 1932, at Dayton, Ohio.

He accepted Christ and was baptized in his youth. He was a member of the Mennonite Church until his death, serving in various capacities, as trustee, Sunday school superintendent, song leader, board member and sexton. He was extremely careful in every detail involved in the sexton work and out of all church work, this was his favorite.

Robert was a member of Hildebrand Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his wife, Cretora Lois (Bear) Hilty; six children, Lois Ann Mast (Ernest), Susan M. Hoover, Jeannette F. Hartman, Benjamin D. Hilty (Cindy), Carol E. Barnhart (Roy), and Crystal J. Landes (Darrell); one sister, Miriam E. (Hilty) Good (James); 29 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Esther (Hilty) Christner and Orpha (Hilty) Slabach; two brothers, Jamie B. Hilty and Paul M. Hilty; one son-in-law, Jerry A. Hoover; three grandchildren, Jenson E. Hartman, Amber N. Hartman and David R. Barnhart; and one great-grandson, Andrew E. Mast.

McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is in charge of arrangements.

Family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28, 2016, at the Pike Mennonite Church, 31 Pike Church Road, Harrisonburg, Va.

The funeral will be held at Pike Mennonite Church at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 29, 2016.

Daily News Record
Feb. 27, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Histand, Clyde Paul
, 86, of Doylestown, Bucks, PA died November 19, 2016 at Wesley Enhanced Living, Doylestown, PA. He was born July 20, 1930 at Doylestown, PA to Paul and Mary (Horst) Histand. He was married to Elizabeth Shank, who survives.

Surviving are children, Janice & husband Regan Savage, Langhorne, PA; Patricia & husband Duane Bishop, Bedminster, PA; Cynthia & husband Stephen Lamb, Harrisonburg, VA.; son Wendell & wife Debra Histand of Perkasie, PA; daughter-in-law, Kathleen S. Histand; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Ray & wife Louise Histand, Souderton, PA; Norma & husband, Hershey Leaman, Litiz, PA; Darlene & husband Dennis Swartley, Bedminster, PA.

A son, Darrell Wayne Histand, and a granddaughter, Becky Lynn Histand preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 26, 2016 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, Bucks Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Hochstedler, Glen R.

July 24, 1938 - March 12, 2016

WAKARUSA - Glen R. Hochstedler, 77, of Wakarusa, died at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at his residence, surrounded by his family. He had been in ill health since October 2014.

He was born July 24, 1938, in Miami County, to Emanuel and Mattie (Slabaugh) Hochstedler. Mr. Hochstedler was a 1956 graduate of Bethany High School. On Aug. 31, 1957, he married Ruby Slabach at Benton Mennonite Church.

Mr. Hochstedler had lived in Kokomo and moved to Wakarusa in 1971. He was a farmer and a member of Waterford Mennonite Church. He volunteered for Disaster Services and SOOP (Service Opportunity for Older People) through Waterford Mennonite Church. Glen enjoyed his grandchildren and their activities, traveling, gardening and wood carving.

Mr. Hochstedler is survived by his wife, Ruby; children, Charlotte (Marty) Johnson of New Paris, Kevin (Rita) Hochstedler of Mishawaka, Pamela (Ken) Landis of Orrville, Ohio, Rex (Angie) Hochstedler of Goshen and Douglas (Rhonda) Hochstedler of Wakarusa; 13 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sisters Leona Yoder of Goshen, Alta Stalter of Eureka, Ill., Grace (Clarence) Graber of Elkhart and Elsie (Merlin) Hochstetler of Bristol; brothers John (Shirleen) Hochstedler of Goshen, Lewis (Marilyn) Hochstedler of Nappanee, Verl (Shirley) Hochstedler of Kokomo and Wayne (Kathy) Hochstedler of Harrisonburg, Va.; and sister-in-law, Judy Hochstedler of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by son-in-law Carl Martin; brother Leon Hochstedler; and brothers-in-law Clarence Yoder and Jim Stalter.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Waterford Mennonite Church, 65975 S.R. 15, Goshen. Burial will be at 9 a.m. Wednesday at Union Center East in Nappanee followed by an hour visitation prior to the 11 a.m. memorial service at Waterford Mennonite Church. The Rev. Velma Swartz and the Rev. Neil Amstutz, pastors of the church, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Central Committee.

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

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 14, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Malinda E. Schmucker

July 10, 1938 - May 16, 2016

BREMEN - Malinda E. Hochstetler, 77, of Bremen, passed away suddenly from natural causes at 5:53 p.m. Monday, May 16, at South Bend Memorial Hospital.

She was born July 10, 1938, in Elkhart County, to Emmon and Salina (Hochstetler) Schmucker.

She was a lifetime area resident and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. She was the former owner of Rentown Store with her husband, Leroy, and was also a homemaker. Malinda married Leroy on June 18, 1957, in Elkhart County. He survives, along with children, Leroy Jr. (Janice) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Rebecca (Samuel) Chupp of Nappanee, Esther (John) Schwartz of Bremen, Linda Mae (Joe) Riegsecker of Nappanee, Naomi Fern (Jacob) Troyer of Bremen, Melvin Ray (Wanita) Hochstetler of Bremen, Nathan Allen (Ada Bernice) Hochstetler of Bourbon, Rosa Lynn Hochstetler of Bremen, Dennis Wayne (Leah Fern) Hochstetler of Bremen, Mark Eugene (Lorene) Hochstetler of Nappanee, and Benjamin (Carolyn) Hochstetler, of Bremen; 62 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; brother Levi (Millie) Schmucker of Goshen; sisters Edna Mae Stoltzfus of Holtwood, Pa., and Mahala (John) Troyer of Nappanee.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two grandsons, Lyle Hochstetler and Jeremy Schwartz; a great-grandson, Matthew Gingerich; brothers Harvey, Monroe, Marvin, and Freeman Schmucker; and sister Mary Schmucker, and twin sisters Jemima and Salina Yoder.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, and all day Thursday, May 19, at Jacob Troyer’s Residence (Rentown Road). The funeral service will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, May 20, at Darrel Yoder’s Residence (Rentown Road). The Home Ministers will officiate. Burial will follow in Weldy Cemetery.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 18, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Mary Ann Miller

June 3, 1926 - Dec. 1, 2016

NAPPANEE - Mary Ann Miller Hochstetler, 90, of Nappanee, died Thursday, Dec. 1.

She was born June 3, 1926, in Arthur, Ill., to Stephen and Emma (Gingerich) Miller.

She married Jonas Hochstetler. He preceded her in death Jan. 12, 1997.

Mrs. Miller is survived by seven children, LaVerne (Kathy) Hochstetler of Milford, Linda (Mel) Borkholder of Warsaw, Larry Hochstetler of Nappanee, Carol Jane Hochstetler of Nappanee, Jan (Pete) Bontrager of Goshen, Richard (Susannah) of Centreville, Mich. and Lorraine (Everett) Borkholder of Nappanee; 26 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mattie Brenneman of Arthur.

Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 and all day Saturday, Dec. 3, at the family residence, 26732 C.R. 52, where funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 4.

Burial will be in West Union Center Amish Cemetery.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec 2, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Monroe

June 16, 1935 - May 6, 2016

MIDDLEBURY - Monroe Hochstetler, 80, of Middlebury, died Friday, May 6.

He was born June 16, 1935, to Monroe and Elva (Miller) Hochstetler.

He married Rosa Lambright. She died June 27, 2005. He later married Alta Mullett. She survives.

Survivors also are a daughter, Ruth Ann Bontrager; two granddaughters, Mary (T.J.) Miller and Malinda Bontrager; two great-grandchildren, Trentin and Skarlette Miller; three brothers, Earl, Omer and Herman Hochstetler. He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; sister Arlene Gingerich; and three brothers, Marlin, Glen, and Vernon Hochstetler.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday, May 7, and all day Sunday at the Leon Wingard residence, 11692 C.R. 18, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday also at the Leon Wingard residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Melvin Miller. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 7, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Sadie A. Miller

Nov. 22, 1927 - June 30, 2016

SHIPSHEWANA - Sadie A. Hochstetler, 88, of Shipshewana, died Thursday, June 30.

She was born Nov. 22, 1927, to Andy A. and Lydia (Beachy) Miller.

She married, Samuel J. Wingard. He died Feb. 1, 1987. She later married, Lester Hochstetler. He died April 14, 1998.

Surviving are sons Calvin, Harley, Clarence, Mervin, Samuel Jr. and Freeman Jay Wingard of Shipshewana; daughters Katie Helmuth, Mary Hochstetler, Lenora Lambright, Elsie Miller and Leanna Yoder; one stepdaughter; four stepsons; 66 grandchildren; 186 great-grandchildren; and sister Elva Yoder.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, three great-grandchildren, six sisters and three brothers.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Friday, July 1, and all day Saturday, July 2, at the family's residence, 10975 W. 300 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, July 3, also at the family's residence. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 1, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Verba D. Mullet

July 21, 1935 - Sept. 15, 2016

NAPPANEE - Verba D. Hochstetler, 81, of Nappanee, died Thursday, Sept. 15.

She was born July 21, 1935, to Daniel J. and Emma D. (Yoder) Mullet.

Surviving are her husband, Lonnie; sons Everett Ray, Dale Alan, Brian Eugene and James Aaron, Randal Lee and Ernest Dean Hochstetler; daughters Patricia Diane Schrock and Wanita Faye Kuhns; 41 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; and brothers Glenn, Arlen, Lyle, Homer and Dennis Lee Mullet; sisters Laura Hochstetler, Freda Miller, Mary Hochstetler, and Carolyn Borkholder.

She was preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two brothers; a sister; and a brother-in-law.

Family and friends may call all day Saturday, Sept. 17, at the James Hochstetler residence, 7207 W 1350 N. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 18, also at the Hochstetler residence.

Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Sept. 17, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Wilma Irene Slabaugh

Dec. 23, 1923 - Oct. 26, 2016

NAPPANEE - Wilma Irene Hochstetler, 92, of Nappanee, died at 12 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at Goshen Health Hospital.

She was born Dec. 23, 1923, in Marshall County, to Andrew and Katie (Yoder) Slabaugh.

Wilma was a homemaker and had worked at Evangel Press, Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen and GCI Inc. in Nappanee.

She married Jesse E. Hochstetler on May 30, 1943, in Marshall County. He preceded her in death Dec. 25, 2015.

She and Jesse had been members of the Brethren in Christ Church in Nappanee since 1948.

Surviving Wilma are children Paul (Randy Colburn) Hochstetler of South Bend, Esther Burdette of Charleston, S.C., Lamar (LeAnn) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Wayne (Marilyn) Hochstetler of Fort Collins, Colo., Shirley (James) Cox of Rosman, N.C. and Darrel (Diane) Hochstetler of Syracuse; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sister Inez Helmuth of Goshen.

Wilma was preceded in death by her son, Devon Hochstetler, a grandson, siblings Lydia Ann Miller, Katie Walters, Edna Mast-Yoder, Mary Stutzman, Fannie Slabaugh, Cora Martin, and Delbert and Elmer Slabaugh.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral services at The Brethren in Christ Church on Saturday, Oct. 29. The Rev. Jeff Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Union Center East Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the Galilean Children’s Home, 712 S. Fork Church Road, Liberty, KY, 42539 or Navajo BIC Mission, 240 Highway 57 Bloomfield, NM, 87413.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 27, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hofer, Lorraine Mendel
, 86, of Mitchell, Davis Co., SD died April 18, 2016 at the same place.

She was born August 30, 1929 at Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD to Jack and Kathryn (Hofer) Mendel. Jack was born December 23, 1903 and Kathryn was born July 10, 1903 and died May 25, 1956.

On October 30, 1949 at Bridgewater, McCook Co., SD, she was married to Joseph K. Hofer, Jr., who was born October 19, 1928 and died November 14, 2004.

Surviving are children, Lonnie (Sharon); Kenton (Autumn); and Connie; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and a brother, LaVerne (Janice), and a sister, Doris (Mendel) Schmidt.

Memorial services were held April 25, 2016 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Edie Tschetter, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hofer, Raymond M.
, 87 , of Freeman, SD died November 4, 2016 at the same place.

He was born January 6, 1929 at Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD to John L. and Mary L. (Mendel) Hofer. John was born November 12, 1901 and died September 3, 1972. Mary was born February 20, 1903 (death date not given).

On August 12, 1984 at Freeman he was married to Joyce Wipf, who was born December 21, 1940 and survives.

Surviving are children, Cynthia (David) Graber; Nanette Hofer; Kim Hofer; Amy (Shane) Hofer Vetch; Dennis Hofer; step-daughter Julie Anderson; and step-son Joel (Victoria) Wipf; eight grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

A grandson, Jackson Vetch, two brothers, Roland Hofer and Jake Hofer, and a sister, Rachel Regier preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held November 10, 2016 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD
with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Edie Tschetter, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hooley, Lois Lambright

Dec. 17, 1924 - Jan. 7, 2016

SHIPSHEWANA - Lois Hooley, 91, of Shipshewana, died at her residence Thursday, Jan. 7.

She was born Dec. 17, 1924, to Evan and Clara Lambright.

She married LaVern Hooley.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Hooley of Middlebury; two sons, Phillip (Dorothy) Hooley of Shipshewana and Byron (Nellie) Hooley of Fort Wayne; five grandchildren, Allen (Lori) Hooley, Nathan Hooley, Abby (Benji) Knox, Cory (Sarah) Hooley and Derek (Angela) Hooley; 10 great-grandchildren, Cameron, Sadie, Myles, Cole and Clara Ann Knox, Lucas, Ethan and Andrew Hooley, and Charis and Judah Hooley; and four sisters, Ruth (Paul) Miller, Doris (Ivan) Birky, Evelyn (Don) Hostetler and Rachel (Lee) Troyer.

She was preceded in death by her husband and a daughter-in-law, Janet Hooley.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday and for one hour prior to the 5 p.m. funeral service Sunday at Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. This service will be conducted by the Rev. Carl Horner.

Memorials may be given to Rainbow Years Learning Ministry.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 8, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover, Donnabelle Garber

April 14, 1929 - July 26, 2016

GOSHEN - Donnabelle Hoover, 87, died Tuesday morning, July 26, at Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born April 14, 1929, in Goshen, to Earl and Bertha (Kauffman) Garber.

On Oct. 14, 1950, she married Clair Hoover in Goshen.

He survives along with a daughter, Kristine (George III) Skyrm, and a son, Mike (Charlotte Weaver) Hoover, both of Goshen; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert (Olene) Garber of Bristol and Marion (Florence) Garber of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Betzelberger and two brothers, Maurice and Lamar Garber.

A member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Donnabelle was a homemaker and devoted volunteer at The Depot. She will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the noon Saturday, July 30, funeral service at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Pastors Wes Bontreger and Emily Hostetler will officiate.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be directed to The Depot MCC Thrift Shop.

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

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 28, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover Earl W.
, 89, of East Earl, passed away on Monday, May 9, 2016 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness. He was the loving husband of Anna M. (Good) Hoover, who preceded him in death in 2015.

Born in Earl Township, he was a son of the late Daniel N. and Lydia (Weaver) Hoover.

Earl was a member of and served as a trustee and custodian for Goodville Mennonite Church. He worked as a maintenance man for SLC Fashion Corp. of Blue Ball for over 33 years. In his spare time he enjoyed hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and spending time with his family.

Surviving are two daughters: Brenda Andes of New Holland and Diane Hoover of East Earl; a brother, Elmer W. Hoover, husband of Vera (Sensenig), of New Holland; 4 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, and two sisters: Julia Mumma and Eva Jane Hoover.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 11 AM at Goodville Mennonite Church, 1556 Main St, Goodville, PA 17528 with Bruce Sauder and Kelly Martin officiating. Interment will be held privately by the family. Visitation will occur on Saturday at the church from 10-11 AM. In lieu of flowers, donations in Earl's honor may be made to the Goodville Mennonite Church General Fund, PO Box 104, Goodville, PA 17528. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/10/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Florence L.

Jan. 24, 1931 - May 7, 2016

ELKHART - Ms. Florence L. Hoover, 85, of Elkhart, passed away Saturday, May 7, at The Maples of Waterford Crossing where she had been living for the past three weeks. She had been in ill health for the last year.

She was born Jan. 24, 1931, in Goshen, to Warren D. Hoover and Nettie S. (Martin) Hoover, both of whom are deceased.

Surviving is one sister, Esther J. Schrock of Goshen. Survivors also include two sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Hoover of Goshen and Frances Hoover of Indianapolis; 15 nieces; 10 nephews; many great-nieces and -nephews; and her good friends, Mary Ellen Hission, Rosalie Christner and Doris Morgan.

She was preceded in death by four brothers, Ernest Hoover, Martin Hoover, Arthur Hoover and Joseph Hoover, and two sisters, Martha May Hoover and Carol Hoover. Two nephews are also deceased.

Ms. Hoover was a valedictorian of her class at Wakarusa High School in 1949. She graduated from Goshen College in 1955 and later earned a master's degree in English at Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill. She taught for several local school corporations, including Elkhart, Goshen and Syracuse, as well as Bethany Christian High School. She was last employed as a floral designer in various local flower shops, retiring from Matzke's in 1993.

Ms. Hoover was a longtime member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. As a young woman, she taught summer vacation Bible school in California and Northern Michigan. In 1955 she went to Lebanon with her sister Esther where they taught at Sidon Girls School for three years under the Presbyterian Mission Board. During their years in the Middle East, Florence rode a camel, climbed the pyramids in Egypt and enjoyed many other experiences. She liked to read, write, play Sudoku and Scrabble and travel.

Friends of Florence may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and also one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Wednesday at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, at C.R. 11 and CR 38, Goshen. Pastor Wes Bontreger will officiate. Burial will follow at Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Memorial may be given to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church OR Faith Mission of Elkhart. Online condolences can be posted at www.rrefh.com.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 9, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover, Ivan Nolt
, 77, of Lancaster, passed away on Thursday, August 25, 2016, at his residence.

He was born in Earl Township to Paul and Emma (Nolt) Hoover.

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

Ivan had worked for EARS in Ephrata.

Ivan is survived by a brother, Melvin N. Hoover of Stevens; a sister, Verna N., wife of Noah M. Oberholtzer of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Hoover of Myerstown and 11 nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Allen, Joseph and Landis Hoover; a sister, Esther Hoover and a niece.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 28, 2016, from 6 to 8 PM, at the Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmont Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, August 29, 2016, at 9 AM, at the Farm Crest Chapel, with further graveside services at Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, Weaverland Conference, with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 8/27/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Jolene Lafaye
, infant daughter of Melvin Oberholtzer and Karen Elaine Sauder Hoover of Richland, PA passed away on Sunday, September 11, 2016. She was born at home on August 24, 2016.

Surviving in addition to her parents are siblings, Karla, Glendon, Timothy, Twila, Emily and Andrew; grandparents, Paul and Anna Mary Sauder of Denver; Edwin and Mary Hoover of Womelsdorf; great grandparents, Irwin and Mary Weaver of New Holland; John Oberholtzer of Richland; Vera Hoover of Manheim.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, September 16, 2016 at 9:30 AM in Martin's Mennonite Church, 765 N. Church Road, Womelsdorf, PA. Viewing on Thursday from 2 PM to 4 PM and 6 PM to 8 PM at Melvin Hoover residence, 3645 Wintersville Road, Richland, PA. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/14/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Jordan Micah
, 25 days old, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, April 28, 2016, at his residence.

He was born in Ephrata to Darvin and Marlene (Zimmerman) Hoover.

In addition to his parents, Jordan is survived by paternal grandparents, Frank and Lena Mae (Martin) Hoover of Ephrata; maternal grandparents, John David and Katie (Martin) Zimmerman of East Earl; maternal great grandmother, Ruth (Zimmerman) Martin of Terre Hill.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 1, 2016, from 2 to 5 PM at the late residence, 384 Cabin Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016, at 8:45 AM, at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 AM, from Conestoga Mennonite Church, West Earl Township, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/30/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Joseph N.
, age 83, 185 S. Reamstown Rd., Stevens, PA, died on January 3, 2016 at the home of his daughter in Dundee, NY, after a period of declining health.

Friends may call at the home of James Eberly, Dundee, NY, on Tuesday (Jan. 5th) from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and also on Friday (Jan. 8th) at the home of Eugene Hoover, Stevens, PA, from 2 to 4 P.M. and 6 to 8 P.M.

Funeral services to be held on Saturday (Jan. 9th) at 9:00 A.M. at Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Lausch Rd., Denver, PA, with interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Born in West Earl Township, PA, on Nov. 21, 1932, he was the son of the late Levi N. and Ellen B. Newswanger Hoover. A retired farmer, Joe was a member of the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church.

On Nov. 20, 1957, he married the former Anna Z. Weaver, who died in 2002. Born to this union were 5 sons and 5 daughters, who survive: Melvin and Edna Martin Hoover, Dundee, NY; Mary and James Eberly, Dundee, NY; Elam and Mildred Shirk Hoover, Dundee, NY; Aaron and Suetta Nolt Hoover, Curtiss, WI; Erma Hoover, Ephrata, PA; Lester and Arlene Burkholder Hoover, Middlesex, NY; Martha and Ben Nolt, Colby, WI; Laura Hoover, Bellona, NY; Eugene and Arlene Sensenig Hoover, Stevens, PA; and Anna and David Newswanger, Hopkinsville, KY.

Also surviving are 2 brothers, Daniel, Leola, PA, and Ivan, Narvon, PA; 2 sisters, Ada Hoover, Ephrata, PA, and Emma Hoover, Leola, PA; and 2 sisters-in-law, Esther Hoover and Martha Hoover, both of Leola, PA.

Survivors also include 60 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.

Predeceased by 2 brothers, Martin and Aaron; 3 sisters, Anna Mary Sauder, Katie Reiff and Susanna Gehman; and one granddaughter.

Arrangements: Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home, Gorham, NY; and the Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc. in PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/5/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Lloyd R.

Jan. 19, 1961 - May 19, 2016

BRISTOL - Lloyd R. Hoover, 55, of Bristol, died Thursday, May 19, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born Jan. 19, 1961, in Lancaster County, Pa., to Rufus and Katie (Rissler) Hoover.

On July 23, 1994, he married Peggy Silvey in Goshen.

She survives along with four children, John Wilson Jr. of Elkhart, Travis Hoover of New Castle, Shanna Hoover of Bristol and Angela Martin of Minnesota; nine grandchildren; his father, Rufus Hoover of Clare, Mich.; and two siblings, Eva (Brian) Hoover Murdock of Cumming, Ga., and Harold (Grace) Hoover of Mechanicsburg, Ohio.

He was preceded in death by his mother and a sister, Ruth Kuhr.

Friends may call one hour prior to the noon Monday, May 23, funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Lonnie Miller of United Bethel Mennonite Church, Plain City, Ohio, will officiate.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 22, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover, Melvin M.
, 81, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at Fairmount Homes. He was the loving husband of Edna M. (Martin) Hoover, with whom he shared over 59 years of marriage, and who preceded him in death in 2015.

Born in Farmersville, he was a son of the late Harvey S. and Elizabeth (Martin) Hoover.

Melvin was a laborer and salesman and a member of the Pequea Mennonite Church.

Melvin is survived by five children; Ruth Ann Hoover, wife of Clair, of New Holland, Curvin Hoover, husband of Jane, of Kinzers, Mary Jane Martin of Ephrata, Melvin Hoover, Jr., husband of Anna, of Berrysbury, and Nelson Hoover, husband of Dawn, of Lebanon; two sisters, Vera and Anna Mae Hoover, both of Myerstown; 18 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife and parents, Melvin was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Vernon Martin, and 3 infant siblings: Wilmer, Raymond, and Mary.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 6, 2016 at 9:15 AM at the Wheat Ridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522 with further services at 10:00 AM at Pequea Mennonite Church, 4121 Red Well Dr., Gordonville, PA with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Paul Newswanger, Marlin Zimmerman, and Matthew Eberly officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Wheat Ridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, address above. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/2/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Ryan F.
, stillborn, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, February 14, 2016, at Heart of Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Lititz to Roy and Linda (Fox) Hoover.

In addition to his parents, Ryan is survived by paternal grandmother, Lucy M. (Burkholder) Hoover of Ephrata; maternal grandparents, Curvin J., husband of Ida Mae (Martin) Fox of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Ivan G. Hoover.

A graveside service was held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery in West Earl Twp., with Minister John David Hoover officiating.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 2/16/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Titus B.
, 91, of 166 Buttercup Road, Selinsgrove, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.

He was born June 27, 1925, in Ephrata, a son the late Amos and Ella (Burkholder) Hoover. On Dec. 22, 1946, he married the former Fannie Zimmerman Martin who preceded him in death on Dec. 5, 2014, after 68 years of marriage.

Titus was a produce farmer in the Port Trevorton area and was well known for his Titus-Hoover melons which were sold at the farm and in supermarkets.

He enjoyed carving stones and watching his garden grow. He was a strong believer in his faith and enjoyed reading and writing. A self educated man, he translated many books from Holland-German to English.

He is survived by eight children and their spouses, Thomas and Anna Hoover, of Scottsville, Ky., Adam Hoover, Titus Jr. and Mary Hoover, and James and Sharon Hoover, all of Port Trevorton, Lois Byler, of Mifflinburg, Anna and Ken Wilkinson, of Port Trevorton, Miriam and Roger Weller, of Middleburg, and Lovina and John Hostetler, of Port Trevorton; daughter-in-law, Edna Hoover, of Selinsgrove; son-in-law, Aron Peters, of Port Trevorton; 35 grandchildren; 81 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Hoover, of Scottsville, and Amos Hoover, of Lancaster County; and two sisters, Anna Brubaker, of Mount Pleasant Mills, and Lydia Hoover, of Pennbrook, Ky.

He was preceded in death by one son, Elias Hoover; two daughters, Eva Peters, and one in infancy; granddaughter, Jonnie Hostetler; son-in-law, Seth Byler; and two sisters, Ella Martin and Esther Habegger.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoover residence, 166 Buttercup Road, Selinsgrove. Funeral services will be private.

Burial will be in the Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Union Township, Snyder County.

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

Sunbury Daily Item - 3/15/2016
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horning, Lela Youndt
, 88, of Ephrata, formerly Alleghenyville, went to her heavenly home on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Fairmount Homes. Born in Adamstown, she was the daughter of the late Raymond B. and Susie G. Youndt. She is survived by her husband, Henry W. Horning, with whom she celebrated 67 years of marriage. Lela was a dedicated homemaker, farm wife and a lifelong member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, Lela is survived by two daughters: Suzanne married to John Baker of Mohnton, and Anne married to Kenneth Becker of Mohnton; five grandchildren: Heidi Charles (Scott), Daniel Baker (Kirsten), Michael, Jeffrey and Douglas Becker; two great-grandchildren: Dylan and Logan Charles; one sister: Erla Beiler (Eugene); four half siblings: Lillian Weber, Richard Weber (Barbara), Betsy Brackbill, Ruth Ann Hollinger (Lamar); three step siblings: George Weber, Irene Horst, Diane Reitz (Richard). She was preceded in death by five siblings: Carl, Melvin, Clair and Leon Youndt, and Hazel Martin, one stepsister, Grace Horning and one half-brother, Sam Weber.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 19, in the Wheat Ridge Chapel of Fairmount Homes. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 20, at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, PA, with a viewing from 9-10 a.m. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/17/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horning, Leroy Martin
, 79, of Annville, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 10, 2016, at home with loving family by his side. He was born Wednesday, September 9, 1936, in Hinkletown to the late Moses and Elsie (Martin) Horning. He was predeceased on Monday, December 16, 2013, by his loving wife of 65 years, Evelyn Marie (Nolt) Horning.

Leroy was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church and attended Lebanon Valley Bible Church. With an 8th grade education, he started building furniture with the family business, Horning's Chair Shop, Hinkletown. After marrying, he and his wife started making furniture in a chicken house, and in 1963, they opened Horning's Furniture, Annville. From 1978-1986, they owned the Canterbury House restaurant, Palmyra. Leroy opened Horning's Pedal Cars in Hershey where collectors as far as Norway came to his annual open house in October. He had a creative mind and was always dreaming up his next project. He enjoyed woodworking, restoring pedal cars and tractors, and traveling to Florida and car shows around the country. He had a generous spirit and had a heart for the church and missions. He lovingly took care of his wife during her illness and was a testament to their wedding vows "in sickness and in health".

He is survived by five children, Kathy L. King and husband David of Atglen, Suzanne M. Horning of Annville, Donald E. Horning and wife Wendy J. of Annville, Darlene F. Bosworth and husband David of Annville, Sally J. Moyer and husband Eric of Manheim; eleven grandchildren, Ashley King, Lindsay Putney, Katelyn King, Garrett Bosworth, Derek Bosworth, Hannah Moyer, Caden Horning, Kailey Horning, Connor Horning, Broden Moyer, Camden Moyer; two sisters, Arlene Martin and husband Lester of Denver, and Erla Mae Martin and husband James of Tamaqua; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by an infant brother, Leon Earl Horning.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 14th, at 10 AM at Lebanon Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon, PA 17042, with Pastor Chandler Cutting officiating. Family and friends are invited for visitation on Wednesday, April 13th, from 6:30 to 8 PM at Rothermel-Finkenbinder Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc., 25 West Pine Street, Palmyra, PA 17078, and on Thursday from 9 AM until time of the service at the church. Private burial will follow in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, East Earl.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/12/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Anna B. Zimmerman
, 83, of Richland, PA, entered into rest on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was the wife of Mervin W. Horst with whom she shared 62 years of marriage.

Born in Earl Township, Lancaster County on August 5, 1932, she was daughter of the late Martin M. and Susanna Burkholder Zimmerman. She was a member of Millbach Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

In addition to her husband Mervin, she is survived by 8 children, Eugene, husband of Linda Burkholder Horst, Newmanstown; Esther, wife of Lester Martin, Myerstown; Grace, wife of Leroy Wise, Myerstown; Kathryn, wife of Irvin Martin, Atmore, AL; Mervin Roy, husband of Louise Martin Horst, Newmanstown; Joyce, wife of Edwin Zimmerman, New Holland; Marlin, husband of Kathryn Burkholder Horst, Stanley, NY; Nevin, husband of Cynthia Burkholder Horst, Newmanstown; 46 grandchildren; 61 great grandchildren; brother, Paul, husband of Lena Burkholder Zimmerman, Ephrata; 4 sisters, Eva, widow of Paul Z. Martin, Womelsdorf; Esther, widow of Willis Good, Myerstown; Sarah, wife of Raymond Z. Zimmerman, Lebanon; Susan, wife of Paul M. Martin, Stevens.

She was preceded in death by a great granddaughter, 4 brothers, Elmer, Eli, John and Martin Zimmerman; and 2 sisters, Mary and Elsie Zimmerman. Funeral service will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM in Millbach Mennonite Church, 3 North Millbach Road, Newmanstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday 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. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/28/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Clarence David

Jan. 15, 1947 - Oct. 16, 2016

GOSHEN - Clarence David Horst, 69, of Goshen, died at 6:45 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 16, at his home.

He was born Jan. 15, 1947, in Stark County, Ohio, to David E and Ethel Marie (Wenger) Horst.

He married Ruth (Weaver) Horst on May 10, 1969.

Surviving are his wife, Ruth of Goshen; children Melvin (Annetta) Horst of Elkhart and Margaret (Nevin) Martin of Nappanee; 12 grandchildren, Doyle, Merle, Virgil, Clarence and Henry Martin, Jennifer, Stephanie and Kimberly Horst, Eileen, Deanna, Krista snd Maria Martin; and two siblings, Mary (Arthur) Horst of Kensington, Ohio and Martha Horst of Orville, Ohio.

Preceding him in death were his stepmother, Elsie (Eberly) Horst, parents, sister, Arlene (Horst) Zimmerman and a brother, Ernest Horst.

Clarence accepted Christ in his youth and attended Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. He was a dairy farmer most of his years.

Visitation will be from 1 to 4 and 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church, 13463 C.R. 38, Goshen, and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. service Thursday, Oct. 20, also at the church. Home ministry will officiate and burial will be in Pleasant Grove Church Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to Goshen Home Health Care and Hospice or Pleasant Grove Missionary Fund.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 18, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, Ella Nora Nussbaum

Aug. 19, 1928 - July 23, 2016

KIDRON - Ella Nora Horst, 87, of Kidron, passed away on Saturday, July 23, 2016 at the home of Dennis and Ann Trautwein where she was lovingly cared for the last 14 months.

She was born near Kidron on August 19, 1928 to the late Danial and Edna (Amstutz) Nussbaum and married Harold B. Horst on July 1, 1951. He died August 3, 2000.

She was a member of the Valley View Congregation near Kidron.

She is survived by daughters, Beverly Horst of Kidron and Edna (Carl) Rhodes of Lisbon; nine grandchildren, Vernon (Lynette) Rhodes of Lisbon, Dallas (Karen) Rhodes of Dalton, Marlene (Steve) Sweigart of Morgantown, Pa., Joann (Merv) Fisher of Machias, NY, Twila (Leland) Burkholder of Doniphan, Mo., Karen (Eugene) Rudolph of Orrville, Glenda (Jeremy) Zimmerman of Decker, MI and Juanita and Denise Rhodes, both of Lisbon; and 20 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by brothers, Lester, Aaron, Lee and John; sisters, Anna Marie Hofstetter, Lydia Geiser and Pauline Miller; and an infant brother, Wilson.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the County Line Mennonite Church, 19147 Church Road, Dalton, with the Valley View Ministry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call today (Monday) from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the County Line Mennonite Church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Valley View Mennonite Church, c//o Arthur Amstutz, 8536 McQuaid Road, Orrville, OH 44667.

The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Published: July 25, 2016 4:00 AM
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, Emma M. Zeiset, 88, of 1507 Union Grove Road, East Earl, died January 4, 2017 at her home. She was preceded in death by her late husband John Henry Horst. Born in Churchtown, she was a daughter of the late John M. and Lydia (Martin) Zeiset. She was a homemaker and a member of Spring Grove Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

She is survived by her children: Esther, married to Edward Zimmerman, Thorp, WI; Mahlon, married to Ruth (Redcay) Horst, Morgantown, PA; Irvin, married to Mary (Garman) Horst, East Earl, PA; Aaron, married to Loretta (Metzler) Horst, Denver, PA; Lucy, married to Melvin Hoover, New Holland, PA; Laura, married to Nelson Horst, Thorp, WI; John, Jr., married to Anna Mary (Martin) Horst, Narvon, PA; Emma, married to Clyde Horst, Stanley, WI, David, married to Ruth (Martin) Horst, Narvon, PA; Mary Ann, married to Vernon Martin, Penn Yan, NY; Anna Mae, married to Nelson Martin, Shippensburg, PA, 75 grandchildren and 148 great-grandchildren; her three brothers, Paul (Leah Zimmerman) Zeiset, East Earl, Jonas (Anna Nolt) Zeiset, Narvon, and Ivan (Naomi Ringler) Zeiset, East Earl; her eight sisters: Mary Horning, East Earl, Alta Sauder, Shippensburg, and Mabel (Abram Martin), Latham, MO, Laura (Leroy Zimmerman), Ephrata, Vera (Levi Leid), East Earl, Eva (Isaac Martin), Fortuna, MO, Esther Weaver, East Earl, and Lena (Abram Ringler), Narvon.

She was preceded in death by her sisters: Anna Weaver, an infant Edna, Martha Martin, and Lydia Nolt; her brothers: Martin, Phares, John, Aaron, and Eli; and three grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 9 AM at the late home, with further services at 9:30 AM at the Spring Grove Mennonite Church with the Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Monday, January 9 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/5/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Erma Snyder
, 92, of Waterloo, ON, Canada, died July 14, 2016 at Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario. She was born June 20, 1924 at Waterloo, Waterloo Co., Ontario to Edwin and Leah Snyder. On June 24, 1950 at St. Jacobs, Waterloo Co., Ontario she was married to Cleason Horst, who was born June 9, 1916 and died August 22, 2004.

Surviving are children, Roger (Erica van der Linden), Richard (Joanne Nixon), Darrell (Tamara Roberts), Marlin (Margot Currie); two grandchildren, .

A daughter, Marcia Jean Horst and siblings: Cleason (Myrtle) Snyder, Nelson (Vera and Dorothy) Snyder, Roy (Clara) Snyder, Minerva (Roy) Brubacher, Orville Snyder, Joseph Snyder; preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 20, 2016 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontariowith burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.

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



Horst, Grace E. Sensenig
, 92, of 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, died Friday, March 25, 2016 at Garden Spot Village. Her husband, Raymond S. Horst, preceded her in death in 2003.

Born in East Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Landis and Anna (Sauder) Sensenig.

Grace was a homemaker and a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church. In earlier years, she was involved with the Ladies Sewing Circle of the church. She enjoyed time spent with family, quilting, gardening, walking and reading. In her earlier years, she volunteered at the Re-Uzit Shop of New Holland.

Surviving are three children: Melba R. married to Leon Eshleman, Manheim; Gerald R. married to Linda (Benner) Horst, New Holland; Joyce L. married to Ronald Leaman, Lancaster; ten grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; a brother, Wilmer G. married to Jane Sensenig, New Holland and a brother-in-law, Paul Weaver, Lititz.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Nora Weaver.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Garden Spot Village Garden Towers with Bishop C. Kenneth Martin and Pastor Thomas Eshleman officiating. The family will receive friends in the Garden Towers from 10 - 11 a.m. Burial will be private in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/26/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Grace Maria Horst
, 92, of Myerstown, passed away on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 in her residence. On April 24, 1943, she was married to the late Bishop Earl B. Horst who died December 6, 2010. She was born in Lancaster County on May 10, 1923, a daughter of the late Ivan S. and Susie L. Wenger Horst. Grace was a member of the Schaefferstown Mennonite Church.

She is survived by two daughters, Lavern S. wife of James Doutrich, Meigs, GA; Rhoda L. wife of Wilmer Lehman, Lebanon; three sons, Marlin R. and wife Elizabeth Martin Horst, Myerstown; Floyd E. and wife Bertha Heatwole Horst, and J. Elvin and wife Verna Zook Horst both of Newmanstown; a son in law, David G. Weaver, Womelsdorf; 35 grandchildren; 105 great grandchildren; 6 great great grandchildren; two brothers, Willis W. Horst, Lititz; Paul Horst, Goshen, IN; a sister, Elsie M. Matz, Lancaster. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Thelma M. Weaver, wife of David G. Weaver; three brothers, Leroy D. Horst, Mervin R. Horst, Ivan R. Horst; six sisters, Esther M. Diem, J. Irene Witmer, Elva R. Martin, Florence A. Horst, Bertha S. High and Cora E. Hollinger; two great grandchildren, Matthew L. Weaver and Amber L. Zimmerman.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10 a.m. in Schaefferstown Mennonite Church, 625 N. Market St., Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Monday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at her church. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/28/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Loretta Sonifran
k, 76, of Weyers Cave, passed away peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, at her home.

Loretta was born in Broadway Feb. 22, 1940, and was a daughter of the late Clara (Crider) and George Sonifrank.

She was a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship.

On May 4, 1962, she was united in marriage to James Horst, who survives.

Loretta is also survived by two daughters, Karen Hochstetler and husband, Dan, of Rockingham, and Kathy Swartz and husband, Greg, of Grottoes; four sisters, Arlene Miller and husband, Robert, of Fulks Run, Lillie Lahman and husband, Floyd, of Harrisonburg, Nona Kulp and husband, Roger, of Indiana, and Janet Thompson and husband, Jeff, of Harrisonburg; two brothers, Linden Sonifrank of Dayton, and David Sonifrank and wife, Janet, of Singers Glen; three grandchildren, Sarah Witmer and husband, Owen, of Dayton, Kristen and Caleb Swartz of Grottoes; one great-grandson, Lane Witmer; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by a son, Sheldon Horst; three sisters, Beulah Estep, Oma Sonifrank and Carolyn Sonifrank; and two brothers, Clifton Sonifrank and Nolan Sonifrank.

A graveside service will be conducted 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 15, 2016, at Bank Mennonite Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship in Mount Clinton, with Church Ministry officiating.

Daily News Record - 8/13/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Myrtle Laurine Feick
, 95, of Kitchener, Waterloo Co., ON, died April 20, 2016 at the same place. She was born April 10, 1921 to Edwin and Leota (Shantz) Feick. On January 1, 1942 she was married to Elam Horst, who was born September 9, 1918 and died November 3, 2011.

Surviving are children, Gloria King, Dale R. Horst, Mary Lou and James Snyder, Myrna and Bob Schlegel, and Steven and Sandra Horst; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

A granddaughter, Pam (Schmitz) Snyder and two brothers, Earl Feick, and Donal Feick preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 23, 2016 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Co., 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



Hostetler, Bo Hunter

July 17, 2015 - May 3, 2016

Bo Hunter Hostetler, precious baby son of Brett and Shanda Hostetler of Clarksville, AR., was welcomed into our family on July 17, 2015, at Johnson Regional Medical Center in Clarksville, AR. He peacefully passed away from liver complications, in his Mother’s arms, with Dad by her side, at Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. on May 3, 2016 at 9:31 pm at the age of 9 months and 16 days.

He leaves to mourn besides his parents, on sister, Brianne Jo (2), grandparents, Lonnie and Charlene Hostetler of Tampico, IL., Darrel and Mary Hostetler, of Buffalo, MO., great-grandparents, John and Ellen Martin of Tampico, IL., Les and Bert Hostetler, Tampico, IL., Fred and Rhonda Eigsti, of Buffalo, MO., and Mrs. (Tim) Betty Hostetler of Buffalo, MO., 7 uncles, 4 aunts, and 13 cousins.

We were blessed to have Bo with us for 9 ½ months. At 3 days old he was flown to Little Rock Children’s Hospital, where he spent 2 ½ months until he was able to come home. He was at home for the next 4 months and in good health. The last 3 ½ months of his life he was in and out of the hospital and was a brave little fighter through all his pain and sickness. On April 13 he was flown to St. Louis Children’s hospital, and then on April 30th, he was flown with Mom and Dad to Palo Alto, CA. to be evaluated for a liver transplant.

He is greeted in heaven by one grand grandpa, Rosie Grandpa, one Aunt Sandy, and one cousin, Adrian.

Bo left his footprints on our hearts and he will be missed by all. He was a little sunshine in our home and smiled easily when he was feeling good. Although we weep we rejoice that his little body is free from tubes, wires, and needles, and that Jesus has healed his infirmities eternally.

Visitation will be 6:00 – 8:00 P.M., Saturday, May 7, 2016 at the Harmony Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral service will be 2:00 P.M., Sunday, May 8, 2016 at the Clarksville Church of Christ; burial will follow at the Harmony Amish Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are under the direction of Roller-Cox Funeral Home

Roller Funeral Homes, Clarksville, AR
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler, Eldon

Dec. 25, 1922 - Jan. 8, 2016

MIDDLEBURY - Eldon Hostetler, 93, of Middlebury, died at 6:35 p.m. Friday, Jan. 8, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing in Goshen. He had been staying there since a fall on Dec. 14.

He was born on Dec. 25, 1922, in LaGrange County, to Mahlon D. and Lizzie D. (Schrock) Hostetler. On Sept. 10, 1944, he married Edna Yoder in Middlebury. She died April 22, 1977. On April 8, 1978, he married Esta Yoder in Goshen; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are daughters Mary Etta Yoder of Palmetto, Fla., Ruby (Marvin) Wittmer of Goshen and LeAnn (Lamar) Hochstetler of Nappanee; sons Dale (Sharon Anderson) Hostetler of Union, Mich., Robert (Angelika) Hostetler of Granger and Eldon (Pauline) Hostetler Jr. of Goshen; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; six step great-grandchildren; three step great-great grandchildren; sisters Ida Frey of Ligonier, Orpha Miller and Leah Fern Hostetler, both of Shipshewana, Lizzie Ann (Mervin) Lehman of Topeka and Freida (Mahlon) Raber of Middlebury; brothers Daniel Hostetler of Shipshewana and LaVern Hostetler of Anderson.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, parents, sisters Nina Hostetler, Anna Miller, Mary Etta Eash and Mabel Mast, and brother David Hostetler.

Eldon began his working career in 1944 at Creighton Brothers in Warsaw. He was passionate about developing equipment to make work easier for farmers. He then went to work at Lambright Hatchery in LaGrange. While there, his hobby developed a new crossbred chicken with larger breast meat. He later worked for Chore Time in Milford for 20 years. While there he invented the centerless auger feeding system, which greatly expanded their business. In 1977, he started Ziggity Systems in Middlebury, where they specialize in watering systems for poultry. He retired in 2007.

For 35 years, Eldon was passionate about collecting and restoring Hudson automobiles. He was very interested in the history of the Hudson and the impact it had on the automotive industry and the economy. In 2005, Eldon donated land, a building and endowment fund to start Hostetler's Hudson Auto Museum, building the largest collection of rare and unusual Hudsons. He also enjoyed collecting different antiques. He was a member of the North Goshen Mennonite Church, the Indiana/?Ohio Hudson Club, Antique Auto Club of America and the Classic Car Club of America.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 13, and 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Family and friends may gather at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 15, for a graveside service at Violett Cemetery in Goshen. A celebration of life service will follow at 11 a.m. at the North Goshen Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Mark Schloneger.

Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society of Elkhart County.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 10, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler, Goldie Leona Hummel

Sept. 16, 1920 - Aug. 1, 2016

GOSHEN — Goldie Leona Hostetler, 95, passed away Monday at Greencroft Healthcare after an extended decline in health.

She was born Sept. 16, 1920 in Rockton, Pennsylvania to John and Alice (Wingard) Hummel.

She married Alvin Hostetler in Balodgahan M.P. India, Oct. 27, 1956.

Goldie is survived by two daughters: Caroll Jewell Beall, Warsaw and Mari Alice (Kim) Glick, Goshen; a son, Philip Scott Hostetler, Goshen; seven grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Gloria Hostetler; a brother, Chester Hummel; two half brothers, Chancy and Charlie Hummel; five sisters, Pearl Hjerpe, Ann Crowe, Ida and Ruth Hummel, Mabel King, and three half sisters: Alda Baker, Lillian Thompson and Ada Liken.

A long time Goshen resident, she graduated from Eastern Mennonite College, Harrisonburg, Va., and earned her master’s degree from St. Mary’s, South Bend.

A member of Berkey Avenue Fellowship, Goldie served as a missionary in India for 10 years. Upon her return to the U.S. she taught at Horizon Learning Center for 19 years. At Greencroft she enjoyed Bible studies, music programs and craft class.

Goldie’s greatest love was for her lord and savior, Jesus Christ. She lived her life for him. That love flowed out through her to others. She was known at Greencroft Healthcare for her warm smile, her gratefulness to those who cared for her and her words of encouragement. She loved her husband, her children and their families, and she prayed faithfully for them.

Friends may call Friday, Aug. 5, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at The Meetinghouse on the Goshen Greencroft Campus. An 11 a.m. Saturday memorial service will be conducted at The Meetinghouse.

A family burial at Townline Cemetery, Shipshewana, will precede the memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Go Forth Ministries International for grandson, Ryan and Joy Glick’s mission work in Malawi.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 2, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler, John Jacob

Jan. 17, 1946-Aug. 18, 2016

Services: Monday, Aug. 22, Pleasant View Amish/Mennonite Church, Buffalo. Burial in the Pleasant View Amish/Mennonite Cemetery, Buffalo, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield.

John Jacob Hostetler, beloved husband of Leona Marie (Kropf) Hostetler, was born on January 17, 1946, to Ova and Mary (Kropf) Hostetler at Sterling, Ill.

He passed away on August 18, 2016, at Jason Grandma's home, at the age of 70 years, 7 months and one day from Flash Pulmonary Edema, passing away one hour after word came of the passing of his brother-in-law, Robert Kropf.
H
e accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized in his youth being a faithful member of the Pleasant View Amish Mennonite Church until his death.

On June 10, 1965, he was united in marriage to Leona Marie Kropf, daughter of Owen and Lily Kropf at the Prairie Grove Christian Church, Buffalo. They shared the joys and sorrows of married life for over 51 years. This union was blessed with 12 children, 11 of whom survive: five sons, Curtis and his wife, Kristina, Marion and his wife, Justina, George and his wife, Twila, Lester and his wife, Daisy, and Eugene and his wife, Wendy, all of Buffalo; six daughters, Elaine and husband, Nathan Blosser, Kathryn and husband, Gene Hostetler, Alice and husband, John Blosser, and Anita and husband, Justin Hostetler, all of Buffalo, Veronica and husband, Victor Miller, and Amy and husband, Nelson Swartzentruber, all of Halfway. Also surviving are 57 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Robert and his wife, Virginia, Richland Center, Wis., and Sam and his wife, Jean, Clifford and his wife, Eunice, all of Berryville, Ark.; brother-in-law, Ernest Blosser, Tampico, Ill.; two sisters: Sadie and her husband, Edward Headings, Creston, Iowa, and Naomi and her husband, Eldon Shrock, Green Forest, Ark.; sister-in-law, Ruth, wife of the late Andy; and mother-in-law, Lily Kropf, Buffalo.

He was preceded in death by one infant son, Martin John; and 10 grandchildren: Nolan, Angela, Alicia, Ryan, Arlena, Amanda, Randall, Starla, Jevon and Jaxon; and his parents: Ova and Mary; his father-in-law, Owen Kropf; a brother, Andy; three sisters: Mabel (Mrs. Joseph Garretson), Alice (Mrs. Amos Kropf) and Ruth (Mrs. Ernest Blosser).

Grandpa was always much concerned about the spiritual welfare of his family and the church. He was a song leader for many years, which will be keenly missed by his church family.
We have many special memories of singing around the table with him, and a highlight for the children was the many golf cart rides he gave them.

Although we weep, we sorrow not as those who have no hope, looking forward to meeting again in Heaven.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt thanks for the prayers, sympathy and help through this time of sorrow.

By family & friends
Posted: Monday, August 29, 2016
BuffaloReflex.com
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler Sarah Jeanette Plank Miller
, 89, of West Liberty, passed away at 3:13 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine. She was born in Champaig,n County, Ohio on October 16, 1926 to the late Samuel C. and Golda Ellen (Yoder) Plank. She was also preceded in death by her first husband, Leonard Miller, her sister, Elizabeth Geil and her brother, Robert Plank.

On December 22, 2001 Sarah married David H. Hostetler and he survives, along with eight step-children, Linda Kulp, Keith Hostetler, Enid Schloneger, Kathy Schmucker, Amy Sharp, Bob Miller, Rex Miller and Don Miller; a sister, Mary Kay King; a brother, Sam (Mary Lou) Plank; a sister-in-law, Thelma Plank; and many nieces and nephews who affectionately referred to Sarah as "Grandma Sarah".

Sarah had worked as Registered Nurse with Dr. Hooley for many years and was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church in West Liberty. She always had a positive attitude and a gift of making people smile. She was a wonderful lady who was loved by all, and a friend to all.

Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, January 22, 2016 at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home, 101 Zanesfield Road, West Liberty. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 23rd at the Bethel Mennonite Church, 416 Washington Street, West Liberty where visitation will be held one hour prior. Burial will be in South Union Cemetery in West Liberty at a later date.

Funeral arrangements are in the care of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in West Liberty.

Eichholtz Daring & Sanford of West Liberty
West Liberty, OH
Submitted by: Tesa Jordan, West Liberty, OH



Hostetter, Christian Nelson
, 92, of Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA died May 18, 2016 at the same place. He was born October 16, 1923 at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA to C. N., Jr. and Anna (Lane) Hostetter. On December 8, 1946 at LaPlata, Puerto Rico he was married to Esther Miller, who was born January 14, 1923 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter Kaye Book; son, Chris Hostetter; one grandchild, two great-grandchildren.

Three brothers preceded him in death.

--first full-time director of Mennonite Disaster Service
--Anabaptist statistician

Memorial services were held May 24, 2016 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Rebecca Pereverzoff, Akron, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetter, Gladys Matora "Torie" Hollinger
, 98, formerly of East Petersburg, died peacefully in The Courtyards at Brethren Village under hospice care on Thursday, August 25, 2016. She lived at Brethren Village in various campus locations since 1993. Born in East Petersburg, she was the daughter of the late Elam W. and Esther Martin Hollinger. She was the wife of the late Clarence Wilbur Hostetter who died in 1988. Torie was an active and faithful member of Hempfield Church of the Brethren where she was a deaconess, choir director, organist, pianist and chorister for many years. A talented musician, Torie enjoyed teaching piano students in her home. She was well known for her musical abilities and many times she played hymns and other tunes without music notes. In her younger years, Torie served as rehearsal accompanist for the Acapella Choir and later served as pianist for the Lancaster County Senior Orchestra. She was also a member of Farm Women #5.

Surviving is a daughter, Betty Jean "BJ" wife of Barry Haverstick of Lancaster, a son, Carl husband of Ellen Hostetter of Dover, two grandchildren, Christopher husband of Marianne Hostetter of Carrollton, Texas, Devon wife of Todd Byers of Pottstown and their children, Haley and Ava Byers, a sister, Jean Zurin of Brethren Village and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by nine siblings, Frances Mummau, Miriam Charles Weaver, J. Lloyd Hollinger, Blanche Miller, Lester Hollinger, Harold "Tom" Hollinger, Esther Shelly, Elam Hollinger Jr., and Corinne Nissley.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Torie's memorial service at Hempfield Church of the Brethren, corner of Stevens Street and Metzler Road, East Petersburg on Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 6:30 PM with Pastor Pete Kontra officiating. Friends may visit with the family immediately following the service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family. Please omit flowers. Those desiring may send contributions in Torie's memory to Hempfield Church of the Brethren Memorial Fund, c/o: Music Department, P.O. Box 246, East Petersburg, PA 17520 or Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/4/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hostetter, Grace Haldeman Brackbill
, 97, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, moved from this life into the next surrounded by her beloved family on Monday, August 22, 2016.

Grace was the second of five girls born to Ruth Haldeman and Milton G. Brackbill in Chester County, Pa. She was born on Nov. 7, 1918. She attended the Paoli Grammar School, then five years at Eastern Mennonite School in Harrisonburg, where she met B. Charles Hostetter, who was to become her husband. They were married on May 3, 1939, and moved to Charles’ hometown of Manheim, Pa., where three months later he was ordained as pastor in the Manheim Mennonite Church.

In 1946, Grace and Charles moved to Harrisonburg, where they raised their eight children: Miriam (Walter King) of Hickory, N.C.; Pat (Earl Martin) of Harrisonburg, Va.; Doug (Bobbie Smolow) of Valley Cottage, N.Y.; Ron (Joanne Landes) of Pennsburg, Pa.; Darrel (Sherill King) of Lancaster, Pa.; Chuck (Joyce Moyer) of Newton, N.C.; Phil (Gwen Landis) of Lancaster, Pa.; and Rick (Joy Bachman) of Elkhart, Ind.

Grace was an engaged mother to her active children and was a support to her husband who was speaker on the Mennonite Hour, a radio program of music and meditation.

In 1970, Grace and Charles took a Mennonite Board of Missions assignment in Lagos, Nigeria, helping with the development of a seminary for the Church of the Lord, Aladura, an African Independent Church.

In 1997, Charles, Grace’s partner of almost 58 years, died. Also preceding her in death are two sisters and brothers-in-law: Emily and John Shenk, Betty and Kenneth Leasa, and a nephew, Varden Leasa.

Surviving are two sisters and brothers-in-law: Miriam and Lowell Nissley of Sarasota, Fla., and Peggy and Michael Shenk of Harrisonburg, Va.

Grace is also survived by a large family: her eight children and their spouses; 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of her long life will be held at the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church on Saturday, Aug. 27. Friends wishing to meet with family may gather at the church at 10 a.m. and the memorial service will begin at 11 a.m.

Services will also be held in Hickory, N.C., at the Mountain View Mennonite Church at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 29.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee or Mennonite Mission Network.

Lindsey Funeral Home in Harrisonburg is handling arrangements.

Daily News Record - 8/23/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Huber, J. Cleon
, 88, of Landis Homes, Lititz, formerly of Mountville, entered into rest Tuesday, November 15, 2016 at Landis Homes, Lititz. He was the husband of the late G. Grace (Hines) Huber, who died in 2013. They were married sixty-six years at the time of her death.

Cleon had retired from Turkey Hill Dairy, Conestoga, where he was a truck driver. Earlier in life, he was involved in farming and drove school bus for Eschbach.

Born November 22, 1927 in Manor Twp., he was the son of the late Clarence J. and Ruth E. (Hess) Huber and step-son of the late Elizabeth (Martin) Huber. Cleon was a life-time member of Millersville Mennonite Church and Sunday School. He enjoyed hunting, camping, woodworking, and spending time with his family. In later years, Cleon enjoyed shuffleboard and crokinole.

Surviving are six children; J. Elvin Huber married to Barbara A., of Manheim, J. LaMar Huber married to -Caroline R., of Columbia, S. LaVonne married to Larry L. Shellenberger, of Mount Joy, D. Thomas Huber married to Fay I., of Newmanstown, R. Wanetta (wife of the late C. Eugene) Gerlach, of Mountville and Glenn D. Huber married to Lorie A., of Darlington, SC; 12 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; three siblings; Ruth Anna Miller, of Mount Joy, Lois Jean married to Donald Brenneman, of Millersville and Miriam married to Wallace Cornish, of Coudersport and one sister-in law; Betty L. Huber. He was also preceded in death by three siblings; Edith E. Shertzer, John D. Huber, and an infant brother.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the Millersville Mennonite Church, 437 Manor Avenue, Millersville, PA 17551 on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 10AM. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may view at the EAST Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 Friday evening between 6-8 PM and also at the church on Saturday between 9-10 AM.

Kindly omit flowers. Memorial remembrances can be made in Cleon's memory to Mennonite Central Committee, www.mcc.org. To submit an online condolence, visit: www.scheidfuneralhome.com121 South Prince Street

Intelligencer Journal - 11/17/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hunsberger, Daniel L.
, 91, of Bedminster Twp., Bucks Co., PA died April 25, 2016. He was born January 1, 1925 in Hilltown Twp., Bucks Co., PA to Horace H. and Rachel (Leatherman) Hunsberger. On September 6, 1947 he was married to Alverna Yothers, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, John M. & Cathi Hunsberger, Jerry D. & Susan Hunsberger, Jay D. & Monica Hunsberger, Mark & Janet H. Landis, Jack & Jolene H. Schlosser, and Joy Danelle Hunsberger; fifteen grandchildren, twenty great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, and a brother, Ralph L. & Ina Hunsberger.

A grandson, Christopher L. Hunsberger and a brother, Henry L. Hunsberger preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 7, 2016 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Michelle ____, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hunsberger, Paul Andrew

Jan. 19, 1919 - May 19, 2016

GOSHEN - Paul Andrew Hunsberger passed away Thursday, May 19, at the age of 97.

He was born Jan. 19, 1919, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, to Noah and Mary (Shantz) Hunsberger.

He married Edna Martin at her home outside of Conestoga, Ontario, on Aug. 3, 1946.

Paul is survived by his wife of 69 years, Edna; a son, Ray (Mary) Hunsberger of Goshen; four daughters, Joy (Robert) Beiler and Gay (Sanford) Lehman, of Goshen, Gloria (Jim) Schwartz of Aurora, Ohio, and Grace (Evan) Roth of Littleton, Colo.

Also surviving are 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Grace (Newton) Gingerich of New Hamburg, Ontario.

Paul was predeceased by his parents; two brothers, John and David; a sister, Nina; and two granddaughters, Sally and Sarah Schwartz.

Paul displayed his love for Jesus from the early age of 4. He pastored a church in northern Ontario from 1946 to 1959 before moving to Goshen to continue his education. He pastored Tri-Lakes Chapel in Bristol for 10 years, after which he was involved in the ministry of Choice Books. He was bi-vocational, working as an electrician while he pastored churches and for many years after concluding his pastorates.

He was a member of College Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, May 27, in the College Mennonite Church Koinonia Room. An 11 a.m. Saturday, May 28, celebration of life service will be in the church fellowship hall.

Memorial contributions may be given to the College Mennonite Church Jubilee Fund.

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

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 21, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Hunsberger, Paul Andrew, 97 , of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died May 19, 2016 at the same place. He was born January 19, 1919 at Waterloo,Ontario, Canada to Noah and Mary (Shantz) Hunsberger. On August 3, 1946 at Conestoga, Ontario he was married to Edna Martin, who was born March 27, 1922 and survives.

Surviving are children, Joy (Robert) Beiler; Ray (Mary) Hunsberger; Gay (Sanford) Lehman; Gloria (Jim) Schwartz; and Grace (Evan) Roth; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Grace Gingerich.

Two granddaughters, Sally and Sarah Schwartz, two brothers, John Hunsberger and David Hunsberger and a sister, Nina preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 28, 2016 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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


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