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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  N to Q


Nafziger, Elmer W. ; . . Nafziger, Marian Christner ; . . Nafziger, Twila J. Hostetler ; . . Neff, Clarence R. ; . . Nesselrodt, Stephen Lee ; . . Nester, Stella D. Smith ; . . Neumann, LuEtta K. Nafziger ; . . Newswanger, Anna S. Brubaker ; . . Newswanger, Aubree Faith ; . . Newswanger, Joel H. ; . . Nice, Dorothy K. Bergey ; . . Nice, William Leon ; . . Nisley, Katie D. Miller ; . . Nisley, Melvin J. ; . . Nissley, Corinne Hollinger ; . . Nissley, Verna Grace Zeager ; . . Nolt, E. Arlene Zimmerman Steffy ; . . Nolt, Eva Bingeman Clymer ; . . Nolt, Eva Z. Weaver ; . . Nolt, Evan Brock ; . . Nolt, Martha R. Hoover ; . . Nolt, Miriam B. ; . . Nolt, Norma S. ; . . North, Wayne Gerald ; . . Nussbaum, Nathan E. ; . . Oberholtzer, Esther Mae Weaver ; . . Oberholtzer, Martha S. Nolt ; . . Oberholtzer, Paul K. ; . . Oesch, Myron Duane ; . . Ortman, Alvin C. ; . . Peachey, Mildred L. Brenneman ; . . Perry, Violet Leichty ; . . Petersheim, Miriam L. Lapp ; . . Petre, Merlin Howard ; . .


Nafziger, Elmer W.
, 91, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died December 22, 2016 at the same place. He was born October 3, 1925 at Martinsburg, Lewis Co., NY to Joseph M. and Rose (Widrick) Nafziger. On September 12, 1950 at Croghan, Lewis Co., NY he was married to Gladys Mae Yousey, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Lillian and Robert Steria of Croghan; NY; Harlan and Ann Nafziger of St. Augustine, FL; Sidney and Beth Nafziger of Lowville, NY; Wesley and Kendra Nafziger of Elkhart, IN; Isabel and David Norris of Lowville, NY; and Cora and Michael Zehr of Lowville, NY; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters: Arlene and Anthony Zehr of Croghan, NY; Mary and Nelson Roes of Croghan, NY; and Doris Roggie of Croghan, NY.

Elmer and Gladys were the owners of Evergreen View Farm in Martinsburg.

A granddaugter, Diane Nafziger preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 2, 2017 at Lowville Mennonite Church, Lowville, NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, NY.

Submitted by: Sue Boldt, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nafziger, Marian Christner
, 94, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died September 1, 2016. She was born March 31, 1922 at Elkton, Michigan to Jacob and Mary (Boshart) Christner. On February 9, 1947 she was married to Freeman A. Nafziger, who died January 27, 2006.

Surviving are children, Roger (Karen), Charles (Laura), Ron (Elizabeth) Nafziger, and Charlotte (Jon) Stepp; seven grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren.

A daughter-in-law, Karen Gerig Nafziger preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 4, 2016 at Tedrow Mennonite Church, Wauseon, Ohio with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Ohio.

Submitted by: Pastor Doug King, Wauseon, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nafziger, Twila J. Hostetler

June 15, 1928 - Feb. 29, 2016

GOSHEN - Twila J. Nafziger, 87, passed away early Monday morning at Greencroft Healthcare after a decade-long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

She was born June 15, 1928, near Orrville, Ohio, to Harry and Esther (Hostetler) Hostetler.

On June 22, 1952, she married Myrl Nafziger in Smithville, Ohio.

He survives along with five children, Mark (Cleo) Nafziger of Logan, Utah, Ned (Jane Yousey) Nafziger of Canton, Ohio, Anne (Joseph Bertino) Nafziger of Schenectady, N.Y., Dan (Evie) Nafziger of Goshen, and Jon (Carol Hurst) Nafziger of Crozet, Va.; 16 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three siblings, Marian Hostetler, Goshen, Doris (Jim) Miller, Kidron, Ohio, and Beth (Lee Roy) Berry, Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

A member of Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, Mrs. Nafziger graduated from Goshen College in 1950 with a degree in elementary education. After her children were older, she ran a preschool in Wadsworth, Ohio.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 11, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship.

A private burial will be in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 3, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Neff, Clarence R.
, 93, formerly of Ronks, was welcomed into his heavenly home on Friday, November 11, 2016. He was the husband of the late Ellen I. (Rutt) Neff. They had been married over 70 years. He was a resident of Quarryville Presbyterian Retire-ment Community for nine years.

After retiring from farming, Clarence worked at Leaman Place Store for over 20 years. He later served the Amish community as a driver, continuing until the age of 92. Clarence volunteered for Paradise Area Meals on Wheels and various thrift stores.

Clarence was a devout follower of Jesus. He was a longtime member of the former Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, where he served as Deacon for 23 years. He was most recently a member of Kinzer Mennonite Church. At both churches, he served in many capacities such as song leader, Sunday school teacher, and treasurer. Clarence's love for people was evident in his time spent visiting and taking those in need into his home. He enjoyed singing in the Gap Area Men's Chorus and most recently in the QPRC Choir. Some of his hobbies include shuffleboard, dominos, puzzles, and games with grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Born in Paradise Township, he was the son of Chester and Ruth (Hershey) Neff. Clarence is survived by his children; Mel, married to Dot (Groff) of Ronks, Ann, married to Bob Eshleman of Paradise, Mabel Merk of Strasburg, Don, married to Doris (Hershey) of Paradise, Clair, married to Nancy (Illingworth) of Landisville, and Joyce, married to Chris Slabaugh of Quarryville, and adopted daughter Kathy, married to Michael Frick of Hummelstown; 18 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Elizabeth, married to John Brubaker of QPRC, and a brother, Earl, married to Marian (Leaman) of Quarryville. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter in 1945, a grandson Dustin Neff, and a brother, Lester.

The family would like to thank the staff at QPRC for their kindness, loving care, and excellent service.

There will be a viewing on Monday, November 14, from 6 PM to 8 PM at Quarryville Presbyterian Retire-ment Community, 625 Robert Fulton Highway, Quarryville, PA and again Tuesday, November 15 from 10 AM until 11 AM at Grace Point Church of Paradise, 8 South Singer Avenue, Paradise, PA. The funeral will begin at 11 AM in the church. Interment will follow at Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please consider sending a contribution to MCC U.S., 21 South 12th Street, PO Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500.

Bachman Funeral Home, Inc. Strasburg

Intelligencer Journal - 11/13/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nesselrodt, Stephen Lee
, 68, of Harrisonburg, passed away peacefully Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Dec. 2, 1947, he was the son of the late Homer and Tressie Mitchell Nesselrodt. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mae N. Dove.

He was a member of Grace Mennonite Fellowship and was retired from Harman Construction. He loved to be outdoors, especially on the tennis court.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon M. Nesselrodt; daughter, Tricia Nesselrodt; son, Gregory Nesselrodt; three sisters, Kathryn Beck, Helen Minnick and Carolyn Rothwell; four brothers Bill, David, Jarrett and Lowell Nesselrodt; and many nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kyger Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.

A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 29, 2016, at the Grace Mennonite Fellowship, 209 Lacey Spring Road, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Center at Sentara RMH.

Daily News Record - 8/27/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nester, Stella D. Smith
, 86, of Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA died September 20, 2016 at the same place. She was born April 24, 1930 at Salisbury Twp., Lehigh Co., PA. She was married to Norman Nester, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Sharon Bleiler, Renee Hoch (Brad), Denise (Barry) Jacoby, and Monica Nester (Tom Thayer); five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren.

A son, Kenneth Nester preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held September 23, 2016 at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, Old Zionsville, Lehigh Co., PA, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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

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Stella D. Nester
April 24, 1930 - September 20, 2016

Stella D. Nester, 86, of Allentown, passed away Sept. 20, 2016 at the Phoebe Home, Allentown.

She was the widow of Norman H. Nester, who passed away in 2014.
At the time of his death they were married 65 years.

Born in Salisbury Twp., she was a daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia (Siegfried) Smith. She was the last survivor of 13 children. Stella was an active member of Upper Milford Mennonite Church.

Survivors:
Daughters, Sharon Bleiler, Renee (Brad Hoch), Denise (Barry Jacoby) and Monica Nester (Tom Thayer); 5 grandchildren, Brian and Andrea Hoch, Rebecca Abruzzese, Derek and Stephanie Bleiler; and 8 great grandchildren, Amanda Parnell, Ashley and Kira Hoch,
Hannah and Paige Abruzzese, Kordell Waiters, and Ty and Cole Bleiler.

She was predeceased by a son Kenneth Nester.

Services:
1:30PM Friday, Sept. 23rd at Upper Milford Mennonite Church, 6450
Kings Hwy S., Zionsville, PA
18092. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

A viewing will be held Noon-1:30PM Friday at the church.
Arrangements by Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, Emmaus.

Contributions:
In lieu of flowers, may be made to the church at P O Box 296, Zionsville, PA 18068 or to the Alzheimer's Association, P O Box 96011, Washington, DC.

Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith, Allentown, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Neumann, LuEtta K. Nafziger

Feb. 10, 1927 - July 4, 2016

GOSHEN - LuEtta K. Neumann, 89, of Goshen, died Monday, July 4, at Greencroft Gables.

She was born Feb. 10, 1927, in Hopedale, Ill., to Eldon and Sadie (Sutter) Nafziger.

On Sept. 4, 1948, she married Roger Neumann in Hopedale.

He survives along with a son, Ted (Dana) Neumann of South Bend; two daughters, Paula (Jim) Ream of Indianapolis and Joy (Douglas) Landis of Mason, Mich.; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Pauline Springer and a brother, Eldon Dean Nafziger.

A member of Hopedale Mennonite Church, LuEtta was an active Sunday school and Bible school teacher, serving as superintendent for many years. She also was a Girl Scout leader for more than 20 years; served on the Delavan library board; was a member of the Tazewell County and Illinois State Medical Auxiliary and Delavan Women’s Club.

The arts were an important part of her life. She painted with oils and most recently enjoyed singing with the First Presbyterian Church choir while wintering in Naples, Fla., and with the Evergreen Singers at Greencroft when in Goshen. She also volunteered at medical facilities in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 6, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, July 7, at Davis-Oswald Funeral Home, 121 W. Third St., Delavan, IL 61734.

An 11 a.m. funeral will be conducted Friday, July 8, at Hopedale Mennonite Church, 5192 Hopedale Road, Hopedale, Ill. 61747.

Burial will follow in Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale, Ill.

Memorial gifts may be directed to Goshen College or Mennonite Central Committee.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 5, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Neumann, LuEtta K. Nafziger, 89, of Delavan, IL died July 4, 2016 at the same place. She was born February 10, 1927 at Hopedale, IL to Eldon and Sadie (Sutter) Nafziger. On August 2, 1948 at Hopedale, IL she was married to Roger Neumann, who survives.

Surviving are children, Ted (Dana) Neumann, Paula (Jim) Ream, and Joy (Douglas) Landis; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren.

A sister, Pauline Springer and a brother, Eldon Dean Nafziger preceded her in death.

LuEtta was a Sunday school & Bible school teacher, serving as superintendant for many years. She also was a Girl Scout leader for more than 20 years; served on the Delavan library board; was a member of the Tazewell County and IL State Medical Auxiliary and Delavan Women's Club. The arts were an important part of her life. She painted with oils and most recently enjoyed singing with the First Presbyterian Church choir in Naples, FL and with the Evergreen Singers at Greencroft in Goshen, IN. She also volunteered at medical facilities in Zimbabwe and Bangladesh.

Memorial services were held July 7 2016 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, IL with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale.

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



Newswanger, Anna S. Brubaker
, 87, of 1890 Agape Ct., East Earl, died Thursday, October 13, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Z. Newswanger in 2004.

Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Maggie (Shirk) Brubaker. She was a homemaker and a member of the Churchtown Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are 10 children: Wilmer married to Edna (Hoover) Newswanger, Mohnton; Allen married to Sue Etta (Kilmer) Newswanger, East Earl; Susan Newswanger, at home; Ivan married to Susie (Martin) Newswanger, Goshen, IN; Ella married to Ivan Hurst, Jr., Latham, MO; Samuel married to Loretta (Martin) Newswanger, Goshen, IN; Walter married to Elsie (Zeiset) Newswanger, Platteville, WI; Mervin married to Martha (Hurst) Newswanger, East Earl; Daniel married to Mabel (Martin) Newswanger, East Earl; Reuben married to Martha (Fox) Newswanger, Williamsburg, PA 49 grandchildren; 73 great-grandchildren; two sisters: Martha Martin, Morgantown and Mable Hursh, New Holland.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Laura Newswanger in 2011, five brothers, five sisters, one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 9 a.m. at her late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Churchtown Mennonite Church with Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at her late home on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and from 6 \'96 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/15/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Newswanger, Aubree Faith

April 24, 2015 - June 22, 2016

WAKARUSA - Aubree Faith Newswanger, 13 months, of Wakarusa, died at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, at Memorial Hospital of South Bend.

She was born April 24, 2015, in South Bend, to Leon and Emma (Showalter) Newswanger.

Surviving are her parents, Leon and Emma of Wakarusa; paternal grandmother, Bertha Newswanger of Wakarusa; maternal grandparents, Lloyd and Rachel Showalter of Greenwood, Wis.; and maternal great-grandmother, Vera Showalter of Harrisonburg, Va.

Preceding her in death was her twin sister, Alexis Hope Newswanger and her paternal grandfather, Lester Newswanger.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 24, and from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The funeral service will be 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 26, all at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church, 13463 C.R. 38, Goshen, with Pleasant Grove Ministry officiating. Burial will follow in Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 24, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Newswanger, Joel H.

Aug. 8, 2003 - July 19, 2016

Joel H. Newswanger, 12, passed away Tuesday evening, July 19, 2016.

Visitation will be this Sunday, July 24, 2016 from 3 to 7 at Baca's Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Monday morning at 10 at the First United Methodist Church. Concluding services and interment will follow at Mt. View Cemetery.

Joel was born August 8, 2003 in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania to Glenn and Marian Horning Newswanger. He came to Deming with his family in January of this year and they were establishing their family farm in the Columbus area. Joel enjoyed every day and was very excited about learning to farm in the Southwest. He attended the Sunshine Mennonite Church.

Joel is survived by his parents, Glenn and Marian Newswanger of Columbus; his brothers, Carl H. Newswanger, Michael H. Newswanger, and Merle Newswanger; sisters, Darla Wise (David), Rosa Wenger (Isaac Lamar), Dorcas Weaver (Dale), Carol Newswanger, and Regina Newswanger; his grandparents, Michael and Minnie Horning, and Phares and Katie Newswanger.

The family welcomes all to attend the service and thanks everyone for the kindness shown and the support and prayers.
In lieu flowers family requests that you make a donation to the Sunshine Mennonite School, c/o P.O. Box 164, Deming, NM 88031

Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at www.bacasfuneralchapels.com.

Published in Deming Headlight on July 22, 2016
Deming, NM
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Boy dies in rollover
July 20, 2016
Columbus

COLUMBUS, NM - New Mexico State Police are investigating a fatal single vehicle crash in the village of Columbus, New Mexico, located 30 miles south of Deming.

NMSP reports indicate that around 8:30 p.m., officers investigated a single-vehicle fatal crash which occurred on San Diego Road in Columbus.



Nice, Dorothy K. Bergey
, 85, of Telford, PA died February 24, 2016 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA. She was born March 7, 1930 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Wayne and Alma (Kratz) Bergey. On November 26, 1949 in Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA she was married to Harold K. Nice, who was born February 7, 1931 and died June 27, 2006.

Surviving are four sons, Robert Nice, wife Ruthann; Donald Nice, wife Delores; Dennis Nice, wife Robin; and John Nice; two daughters, Betty Kulp, husband Scott; and Susan Blum, husband Timothy; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister, Shirley Hackman; and a brother, Kenneth Bergey, wife Betty.

A grandson, Daryl Kulp, and a granddaughter, Sherry Kulp, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 27, 2016 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Nice, William Leon
, 76, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died June 1, 2016 at the same place.

He was born April 19, 1940 at Sellersville, Bucks Co., PA
to Russell S. and Alverda (Stump) Nice. Russell was born December 22, 1912 and died March 7, 1994. Alverda was born January 23, 1913 and died August 28, 1994.

Surviving are two brothers, Russell S. Nice, Jr. and wife Joanne; and Leroy Nice and wife Berdella.

Memorial services were held June 8, 2016 at Plains Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Mike Derstine, Hatfield, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nisley, Katie D. Miller

Aug. 9, 1936 - Oct. 7, 2016

GOSHEN - Katie D. Nisley, 80, of Goshen, died at Friday, Oct. 7.

She was born Aug. 9, 1936, to David J.R. and Mattie (Hershberger) Miller.

She married Olen R. Nisley; he survives.

Survivors also are daughters, Nettie (Clyde) Miller, Vera (Maynard) Troyer, Laureen (Floyd) Miller and Wanda (Vernon) Schlabach; 33 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; sisters Mary (Rudy) Schmucker, Anna (Perry) Whetstone and Esther (Albert) Hochstetler; and brothers Lloyd (Lora Mae) and Alvin (Lydia) Miller.

She was preceded in death by a grandson, Daniel Miller, parents, sisters Wilma and Polly Miller and brothers Levi and Daniel Miller.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 9 and all day Monday, Oct. 10 at the family residence, 16526 C.R. 34, Goshen.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 also at the family residence.

Burial will be in Nisley Cemetery, Goshen.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct 9, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nisley, Melvin J.

Oct. 12, 1936 - Nov. 11, 2016

GOSHEN - Melvin J. Nisley, 80, of Goshen, died at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, at his residence.

He was born Oct. 12, 1936, in Goshen, to Jacob and Katie (Chupp) Nisley.

He married Ella E. Bontrager. She died Sept. 8, 2012.

Surviving are two daughters, Betty (Jonnie) Yoder of Bonduel, Wis. and Kathryn (David) Miller of Goshen; two sons, Willard (Judy) Nisley of Bagley, Minn. and Ernest Lee Nisley of Albion; 18 grandchildren; and 23 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; three brothers, Ora, Leo and William Nisley; and a sister, Clara Yoder.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, and all day Sunday, Nov. 13, at the family’s residence, 14782 C.R. 34 Goshen.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, also at the family’s residence.

Burial will be in Nisley Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 12, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nissley, Corinne Hollinger
, 92, died at the Brethren Village on June 6, 2016. Born in East Petersburg to Elam and Esther Martin Hollinger, she was married to Walter Scott Nissley, Jr. for 68 years.

A 1942 graduate of East Hempfield High School, Corinne first became a busy farmer's wife, housewife and mother. Later she entered retailing as a sales clerk and worked her way up into managerial positions at Gimbels and Watt and Shand.

She found time to be president of the local and state Farm Women, hosted several exchange students from Germany, Laos, and Finland, was soloist, organist, and choir director in the Church of the Brethren. In retirement she enjoyed golf, Red Hat Society, and volunteering at the Brethren Village even though for over 8 years she was sole caretaker for her beloved husband who was wheelchair-bound late in life.

Surviving are 2 daughters, Connie, wife of Rick Seeley of Florida and Nancy, wife of Richard Marsden of New York; 3 sons, W. Scott III, husband of Vickie Kensinger Nissley of Maryland, Eric Nissley, husband of Henry Gibson of Massachusetts, and David, husband of Gail Haeffner Nissley of Connecticut; 7 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. Also surviving are 2 sisters, Matora Hostetter and Jean Zurin, both of Brethren Village.

Corinne had musical talents which were held in high esteem by many. She was a vibrant and inspiring woman with many qualities that made the world a better place. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be held at the Hempfield Church of the Brethren, 1186 Stevens St., Manheim on June 18 at 2 PM. The family will visit friends following the service with private internment held afterwards. A second memorial service will be held at the Brethren Village Chapel on June 18 at 7 PM.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Hospice & Community Care, P.O. Box 4125 Lancaster, Pa., 17604-4125, Hempfield Church of the Brethren.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/12/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nissley, Verna Grace Zeager
, 78, of Elizabethtown, PA, went home to be with Jesus on Sunday afternoon, December 4, 2016 at the Bob Fryer and Family Inpatient Center of Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy. Born in West Donegal Twp., Lancaster Co., she was the daughter of the late Paul L. and Anna E. Landis Zeager. She was the wife of the late J. Luke Nissley who died September 29, 1969 after 11 years of marriage.

Verna was an active member of Good's Mennonite Church in Bainbridge where she was the president of the sewing circle for more than 40 years. She made scores of quilts over the years, many which were sold at Kraybill Mennonite School Benefit Auction over a period of 30 years. Verna enjoyed her grandchildren and had a great impact on their lives, as well as the lives of others. She cherished friendships and relationships and extended encouragement through cards and notes.

She is survived by four children, Carolyn L., wife of Leon S. Stoltzfus, of New Holland, John L., husband of Holly A. Forney Nissley, of Elizabethtown, Judy E., wife of Joe E. Rohrer, of Lancaster, and Steven P., husband of Grace H. Dodzweit Nissley, of Newmanstown; a daughter-in-law, Susan A. Hoover Nissley, wife of the late James Luke Nissley, of Elizabethtown; 25 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and nine siblings, Anna J. Kamoda of Monongahela, J. Frank Zeager, of Lititz, G. Herbert, husband of Orpha I. Zeager, of Elizabethtown, Ethel M. Pannell of Harlem, NY, Arlene E., wife of Christian Becker, of Elizabethtown, John A., husband of Rachel Zeager, of Elizabethtown, Charles B., husband of Jan Zeager, of Middletown, P. Thomas, husband of Helen Zeager, of Hopeland, and Harvey D. Zeager of Golden, CO. In addition to her husband and son, she was preceded in death by an infant granddaughter, Kristina Lynn Stoltzfus; and seven siblings, James, Russel, Paul, William, and David Zeager, Mary Ruth Espenshade, and Almeda Heisey.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 11:00 AM at Good's Mennonite Church, 4374 Bossler Road, Bainbridge, PA 17502. Interment will be in Good's Mennonite Cemetery. The family will receive guests at the church on Friday evening from 6-8:00 PM and on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. If desired, contributions may be made in her memory to Good's Mennonite Church, earmarked sewing circle.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/6/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nolt, E. Arlene Zimmerman Steffy
, 81, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Arlene fell many times in the last few years, but Saturday she fell safely in the arms of Jesus forevermore.

She was born in East Earl to late Samuel S. and Mary A. (Burkholder) Zimmerman and was the wife of the late Clarence F. "Closs" Steffy, and David Nolt.

She was a member of Ephrata Church of the Brethren, Family Circle of Lincoln, in earlier years the Early Bird Walking Club, Brownstown Young at Hearts, West Earl Lions Club, and Friendly Circle. She was a volunteer at the Ephrata Community Hospital Gift Shop, and she collected and donated Teddy Bears to nursing home residents and children. She enjoyed traveling with her companion Abe Shrom, dining out with family and friends, and always enjoyed a nice car. She was affectionately known as the Banana Lady at Fairmount Homes.

Arlene worked as a electronics inspector for RCA Corp, Lancaster, currently known as Burle Industries.

Arlene is survived by a son, Jeffrey L., husband of Christina (Miles) Sullivan of Morgantown; 2 grandchildren, Sheila (Sullivan), wife of Eric Higginson of Oconomowoc, WI, Keith Sullivan of Denver, CO; 2 step-grandchildren, Amanda Yiengst, and David Shelly; 3 great-grandchildren, Alahna, Logan, and Keira Higginson; 6 step-great-grandchildren, Mariah, Bryce, Reagan, Seth, Dawson, and Campbell; 2 brothers, Glenn E. Zimmerman, companion of Rose Musser of Ephrata, and Harlan B. "Tuffy" Zimmerman of Ephrata; a sister, Dorothy, wife of Edwin Erb of Ephrata; and companion, Abram Shrom, Sr. of Brownstown.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, August 25, 2016, from 6 to 8 pm at Roseboro Stradling Funeral Home, 533 Walnut St., Denver, and from 9 to 10 am, Friday, at Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata, where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am, with Pastor Rob Eshelman officiating. Interment will take place in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Arlene's memory may be made to Ephrata Church of the Brethren, 201 Crescent Avenue, Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 8/24/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nolt, Eva Bingeman Clymer

On Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016, our loving mother, grandmother, great-grandma and sister left this world to be in Paradise with her Lord and Savior. Her earthly journey of 91 years is complete and she has joined loved ones in Heaven rejoicing with Jesus.

Life as a farm wife, child caregiver and excellent cook gave her family many good memories as they were taught the principles of hard work, faith, family, investing in people's lives and perseverance. Eva worked at the former Ezra Martin Meats in Bridgeport, PA for a number of years and transported her Amish friends in her retirement. Eva was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster. She lived at Pleasant View Retirement Community for the last five years. Born in Rapho Twp., she was the daughter of the late Arthur and Eva Long Bingeman. Eva was married for 29 years to Daniel K. Clymer who died in 1974. After his death, she was married to Richard Nolt who died in 2014.

She is survived by: her children: Dale married to Phyllis Clymer, York, Jean married to Henry Eberly, Gordonville, Lois Ann married to Robert Good, Denver; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; step-children, Gerald married to Joanne Nolt, Lititz, J. Marlin married to Sue Nolt, Ephrata, Verle married to Janelle Nolt, Conestoga; 8 step-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; siblings, Jay married to Yvonne Bingeman, Floye married to the late John Fansler, Ethel married to Fred Gordon, all of Manheim; son-in-law, Fred married to Wanda Geesey, Manheim. She was preceded in death by: a daughter, Judy Marie Geesey; brothers, Arthur and Victor Bingeman; sisters, Minerva and Jean.

Funeral: Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016, at 10 AM, in the Hoffer Auditorium, at Pleasant View Retirement Community, 544 N. Penryn Rd., Manheim, PA. Viewing: Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2016, from 6-8 PM, at Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main Street, Leola, and one hour before the service at Pleasant View.Furman's - Leola

Intelligencer Journal - 8/13/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nolt, Eva Z. Weaver
, 77, of Quarryville, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2016, at Lancaster Regional Medical Center.

She was born in New Holland to the late David and Mary (Zeiset) Weaver and was the wife of the late Daniel S. Nolt, who passed away on December 24, 2005.

She currently attended Fairmount Mennonite Church, Quarryville and was a former member of the Lime Rock Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), Lititz.

Eva is survived by son, Clair W., husband of Janet Nolt of Myerstown; 2 daughters, Louise W., wife of Henry Martin of Quarryville, Esther W., wife of Henry Brubacker of Edgar, WI; 20 grandchildren; brother, Benjamin, husband of Elsie Weaver of New Holland; 3 sisters, Lena, wife of Isaac Martin of Lebec, CA, Alice High of New Holland, Emma, wife of Ivan Weaver of New Holland.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Ella W. Nolt; 2 brothers, Melvin and Clarence Weaver; sister, Anna Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Monday, March 21, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Rd., Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, at 9 a.m., at Midway Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 a.m., from the Lime Rock Mennonite Church, 99 Penn Valley Road, Lititz, with Bishops Lester B. Martin and Melvin H. Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 3/19/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nolt, Evan Brock
, infant son of Marlin and Hazel Nolt of Jeromesville, died on Friday, April 22, 2016 at his home.

He was born in Mt. Eaton on April 4, 2016 and had been ill since birth.

In addition to his parents, Evan is survived by grandparents, Ray and Joy Brubaker of Greenwich and Wilmer and Miriam Nolt of Ashland; great grandparents, Junior and Naomi Richard of Wooster and Elsie Brubaker of Plymouth.

Funeral services will be held on Sunday at 3:00 PM at the Chester Mennonite Church near Wooster with the church ministry officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call on Sunday, one hour prior to services at the church. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Spidell Funeral Homes, Inc.
Mt. Eaton, OH
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nolt, Martha R. Hoover
, age 85, of New Holland, formerly of Leola, passed away January 1, 2016 at her home.

She was born in Earl Twp. on August 28, 1930 to the late Norman and Mary (Reiff) Hoover and was the wife of the late Aaron H. Nolt who passed away in 2005.

A homemaker, she was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

Surviving are three sons: Raymond husband of Mary (Martin) Nolt, New Holland; Norman husband of Ruth (Rissler) Nolt, Leola; and Alvin husband of Alta (Zimmerman) Nolt, Williamsburg; 25 grandchildren; 57 great-grandchildren; four sisters: Frances Martin, East Earl; Esther (Marvin) Zimmerman, Denver; Mary (David) Zimmerman, East Earl; Alta (Paul) Zimmerman, Shippensburg; three brothers: Norman (Esther) Hoover, Leola; Harvey (Annie) Hoover, Ephrata; Paul (Vera) Hoover, Leola; a brother-in-law Ben Zimmerman, OH and a sister-in-law Esther Hoover, Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by four children: Mary, Elam, Ellen, and Martha Nolt; a great-grandchild; a sister Anna Zimmerman and brothers Aaron and John Hoover.

Her funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 6, at 8:45 a.m. at the home of Norman Nolt, 95 Locust St., Leola with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Groffdale Mennonite Church with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Norman Nolt home on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/4/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nolt, Miriam B.
, 100, of Lititz, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at Landis Homes Retirement Community, Lititz. Born in West Hempfield Township, she was the daughter of the late Christian B. and Mabel Brubaker Nolt. Retired in 1977, Miriam was an elementary school teacher in the Hempfield School District for 30 years. She graduated from the former East Hempfield High School, Messiah Junior College and Elizabethtown College. Miriam was an active member of Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church, Columbia and with her parents was involved in local mission churches. She was a bible student, bible teacher, volunteer, writer, mentor and friend.

Surviving are nephews, C. Lamar (Lisa) Nolt and family of Lancaster, Christian B. Nolt and family of Lebanon, Frank L. (JoAnn) Nolt and family of Lititz, a niece, Carolyn N. (Ben) DeVerter and family of Smoketown. She is also survived by Sharon Nolt of Lancaster. Miriam was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Nolt, two brothers, Christian R. and Clarence B. Nolt, a nephew, Calvin Nolt and niece, Mabel Rollins.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her graveside service at Salunga Mennonite Cemetery, Stony Battery Road, Salunga on Friday, September 2, 2016 at 9:30 AM with Pastor Joshua Nolt officiating. Please omit flowers; those desiring may send contributions in Miriam's memory to Water Street Mission, 210 South Prince Street, P.O. Box 7267, Lancaster, PA 17603 or Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 or Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church, 4050 Marietta Avenue, Columbia, PA 17512. Buch Funeral Home of Mount Joy, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/31/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Nolt, Norma S.
, 9 of Boyd, died Friday, April 1, 2016 at her home under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospice. She was born on May 24, 2006 in Iowa to Lamar and Perceda (Shirk) Nolt.

Norma succumbed to injuries sustained in an accident in 2013.

She is survived by her parents, seven sisters, Marlene, Rachel, Esther, Julia, Kristine, Susan and Mariah, maternal grandparents, Leon Z. and Esther M. Shirk and her paternal grandparents, Rueben Z. and Edna M. Nolt.

Norma is preceded in death by her brother; Nelson.

Funeral services will be at 10AM on Tuesday, April 5th at the Stanley Mennonite Church with burial in the church cemetery. Friends and family may call at the Nolt residence on Monday from 2-4 PM and 6-8PM. Pall bears were Justin and Leon R. Shirk and Nathiel and Loran Sauder.

Plombon Funeral Service-Stanley assisted the family with arrangements.

Plombon Funeral Service, Stanley, WI
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



North, Wayne Gerald

Oct. 29, 1929-July 8, 2016

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Wayne Gerald North died Friday, July 8, at the age of 86.

He was the son of the late Homer F. and Bertha Bechtel North and was born, in Nappanee, Oct. 29, 1929.

Following his graduation from the Nappanee schools, he graduated from Hesston Jr. College, Goshen College, and Goshen Biblical Seminary.

Wayne served as pastor to churches in Ontario Canada, Ohio, and Virginia as superintendent of Central Christian High School in Kidron, Ohio and as administrator for the Mennonite General Board in Lombard, Ill. He was also a writer for Mennonite periodicals. Wayne was gentle and kind and often knew just the right word for a situation. He believed everyone deserved to be loved and treated with respect.

Wayne demonstrated his love for his wife and family.

In 1955, he married Doris Amstutz and to them were born six children, Rod (Alice Franks) of Greensboro, N.C., Brenda (Stan Martin) of Cary, N.C., Emily (Ben Sandel) of Harrisonburg, David of Denver, Colo., Janet (Fred Schlabach) East Bernard, Vt. and Jennifer (Kendal Bauman) of Harrisonburg. He always enjoyed his 12 grandchildren, Elizabeth and Emily, Erin and Anali, Henry, Isaac and Ruby, Coen and Lewis, Micah, Zach and Malia.

Wayne was preceded in death by his sister, Elta Eicher.

A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday July 12, at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends on from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 11, at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee by visiting https://donate.mcc.org/ ; or to the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, C/O The Building Fund, 1552 S. High St., Harrisonburg, VA, 22801.

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

Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 10, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin

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North, Wayne Gerald, 86, of Harrisonburg, VA died July 8, 2016 at the same place from leukemia. He was born October 29, 1929 at Nappanee, IN to . In 1955 he was married to Doris Amstutz, who survives.

Surviving are children, Rod North (wife Alice Franks), Brenda (husband Stan Martin), Emily (husband Ben Sandel), David North, Janet (husband Fred Schlabach), and Jennifer (husband Kendal Bauman); 12 grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

A sister, Elta Eicher, preceded him in death.

Wayne graduated from the Nappanee schools and went on to Hesston Jr. College, Goshen College and Goshen Biblical Seminary.

Wayne served as pastor to churches in Ontario Canada, Ohio, and Virginia, as superintendent of Central Christian High School in Kidron, Ohio and as administrator for the Mennonite General Board in Lombard, Illionis. He was a writer for Mennonite periodicals.

Memorial services were held July 12, 2016 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Harrisonburg.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee by visiting https://donate.mcc.org/ or the Building Fund for Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, 1552 S. High Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Submitted by: Julie Shiflet
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Nussbaum, Nathan E.

Sept. 23, 1928 – June 11, 2016

GOSHEN - Nathan E. Nussbaum, 87, died Saturday afternoon, June 11, at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born Sept. 23, 1928, in Kidron, Ohio, to Amos and Lydia (Falb) Nussbaum.

On Aug. 30, 1953, he married Ruby Glick at Emma Mennonite Church.

She survives, along with six children, Evan Nussbaum of South Bend, Ethan (Carol) Nussbaum of Lexington, S.C., Rebecca (Don) Rohrer of Elkhart, Jonathan (Becky) Nussbaum of Union, Mich., David Nussbaum of Osceola and Rachel (Rick) Eby of Goshen; 12 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Elma Bixler, Lila Lehman, Laura Hofstetler and Rosa Kratzer; and four brothers, Gilbert, Clarence, Irvin and Delvin Nussbaum.

Mr. Nussbaum was a member of North Goshen Mennonite Church. He worked as a pastor and electrician for nine years, and also as an appliance technician for Sears for 21 years before retiring.

Visitation will be Tuesday, June 14, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.

An 11 a.m. memorial service will be conducted Wednesday, June 15, at North Goshen Mennonite Church, 510 N. 8th St., Goshen. Pastor Mark Schloneger will officiate. Private burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee. To share online condolences, visit www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 13, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Oberholtzer, Esther Mae Weaver
, 79, of Narvon, went home to be with her Savior, on Wednesday, January 13, 2016, at her home.

Born in Goodville, she was the daughter of the late Harry H. and Mary M. (Martin) Weaver. She was married 59 years on Nov. 22 to Paul K. Oberholtzer.

Esther Mae was a seamstress most of her life and a member of the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Hope Mennonite Fellowship.

Surviving in addition to her husband are 7 children, Clinton, married to Cindy (Sweigart) Oberholtzer of Bethel, Mary, married to Cliff Stauffer of Denver, Steve, married to Eva (Dieffenbach) Oberholtzer of Narvon, Wilma, married to Mel Sweigart of Springfield, SC, Paul, married to Marlene (Miller) Oberholtzer of Stevens, Rhoda Oberholtzer, with whom she resided, and Phil, married to Michelle (Weaver) Oberholtzer of Fredericksburg; 42 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; a son-in-law, Edward Martin; and 8 brothers and sisters, Raymond and Mabel Weaver, Louella Horst, Leroy and Wilma Weaver, Mary Jane Lehman, Kathryn and Roman Musser, Beulah and Wilmer Musser, Mildred and Lester Musser, and Harry, Jr. and Linda Weaver.

Preceding her in death are twin sons, Chester and Lester Oberholtzer; a daughter Julia Ann Martin; 2 grandsons, Jay Paul and Timothy Oberholtzer; and a brother, Richard M. Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 18 at 10 am at the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, 988 Beam Road, Denver, with the Bishop Elvin Horst, Richard Hoover, Jolan Martin, and Wilmer Burkholder officiating. Interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Sunday 2-4 and 6-8 pm and on Monday 9-9:45 am. Kindly omit flowers. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/15/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Oberholtzer, Martha S. Nolt
, 77, of Leola, passed away on Tuesday, October 4, 2016, at home, after a brief illness.

She was born in Earl Township to the late John and Katie (Shirk) Nolt and was the wife of Joseph W. Oberholtzer for 56 years.

Martha was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference) in Leola.

In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by 7 sons, Jason, husband of Elva Oberholtzer of Ohio, John, husband of Anna Mae Oberholtzer of Iowa, James, husband of Ellen Oberholtzer of Leola, Joseph, husband of Lucy Oberholtzer of New Holland, Leroy, husband of Ellen Oberholtzer of Ohio, Luke, husband of Ethel Oberholtzer of Iowa, and Wilmer, husband of Ella Mae Oberholtzer of Ephrata; 6 daughters, Susan, wife of Amos Sauder, Margaret, wife of Reuben Martin, Etta, wife of Lawrence Reiff, and Betty, wife of David Nolt, all of Shippensburg, Lena, wife of Lester Weaver of New Enterprise, and Anna Mae, wife of Marcus Martin of Martinsburg; 102 grandchildren; 68 great-grandchildren; 3 sisters, Lydia, wife of James Reiff of Ephrata, Esther, wife of David Sauder of Wisconsin, and Elva Nolt of New Holland.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Martha Oberholtzer; 2 grandchildren, Katie and Darrin Oberholtzer; and a brother, Elam Nolt.

A viewing will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm at the late residence, 60 Graybill Road, Leola. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 8, 2016, 9:00 am at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 am, at Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 10/6/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Oberholtzer, Paul K.
, 81, resident of Richland Christian Home, passed away on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Fairmount Rest Home.

Born in Lanc. Co., he was the son of the late Aaron L. and Katie S. (Kreider) Oberholtzer. He was married 59 years on Nov. 22 to the late Esther M. Oberholtzer.

Paul K. was a mechanic and produce farmer most of his life. The last four years he was a resident of Richland Christian Home.

Surviving are 7 children, Clinton, married to Cindy (Sweigart) Oberholtzer of Bethel, Mary, married to Cliff Stauffer of Denver, Steven, married to Eva (Dieffenbach) Oberholtzer of Narvon, Wilma, married to Mel Sweigart of Springfield, SC, Paul, married to Marlene (Miller) Oberholtzer of Stevens, Rhoda Oberholtzer of Denver, and Phil, married to Michelle (Weaver) Oberholtzer of Fredericksburg; 42 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; a son-in-law, Edward Martin; and 4 brothers and sisters, Mary and Ivan Nolt, Cathryn Oberholtzer, Nathan and Miriam Oberholtzer, Mahlon and Edna Mae Oberholtzer.

Preceding him in death are his wife Esther Mae, twin sons, Chester and Lester Oberholtzer; a daughter Julia Ann Martin; 2 grandsons, Jay Paul and Timothy Oberholtzer; and 1 sister, Martha, and 4 brothers, Norman, Aaron, Adin, and John.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, October 28 at 10 am at the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, 988 Beam Road, Denver, with Clinton Oberholtzer, Mel Sweigart, Cliff Stauffer, David Oberholtzer, and Richard Hoover officiating. Interment will be in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Thursday, Oct. 27 at 5-8 pm and on Friday 9-9:45 am. Kindly omit flowers. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/25/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Oesch, Myron Duane

Aug. 30, 1929 - June 28, 2016

MIDDLEBURY - Myron Duane Oesch, 86, of Middlebury, died Tuesday, June 28.

He was born Aug. 30, 1929, to Chauncey and Alice (Miller) Oesch.

He married Murlene Garber; she survives. Surviving also are five children, Marlys (Randy) Stutzman, Marcia (Ed) Imel, Michael (Judy) Oesch, Nancy (Doug) Thwaits, and Debi (Joe) Riegsecker; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, stepfather, three great-grandchildren, a brother and a sister.

Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Thursday June 30, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Family and friends may gather at 9:30 a.m. Friday July 1, at the funeral home to go in procession to a graveside service at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, July 1, at Forks Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press or the Center for Hospice Care of Elkhart.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 29, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Ortman, Alvin C.
, 89, of Marion, SD died June 22, 2016. He was born December 28, 1926 at Marion, SD to Andrew and Rose (Dick) Ortman. In September 1948 he was married to Arlyss Ortman, who survives.

Surviving are a son, Wayne (Cinda) Ortman; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Jerry and his wife Pam Ortman preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held June 25, 2016 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in West Vermillion Cemetery, Dolton, SD.

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



Peachey, Mildred L. Brenneman
, 88, of Wellman, Washington Co., IA died May 30, 2016 at the same place. She was born January 27, 1928 at Orrville, Wayne Co., Ohio to Alvin G. and Sadie (Huntsberger) Brenneman. On November 10, 1949 at Rittman, Wayne Co., Ohio she was married to John Peachey, who is deceased.

Surviving are a daughter Beth and husband Marcus Miller of Wellman, IA; a son Bob and wife Brenda Peachey of Milton-Freewater, OR; five grandchildren; a sister Esther Yoder, Aroda, VA; and brothers Paul and wife Evelyn Brenneman; and Alvin Jr. and wife Marie Brenneman all of Orrville, Ohio.

Three brothers-in-law, Chester Yoder, Urie Peachey, and Sanford Peachey preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 11, 2016 at Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, Kalona, Washington Co., IA with burial in Crown Hill Mennonite Cemetary, Rittman, OH.

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


 

Perry, Violet Leichty
March 13, 1919 - May 30, 2016

Violet Perry, 97, passed away May 30, 2016 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston. She was born March 13, 1919 in Leo, Indiana, the daughter of John and Sarah Neuhouser Leichty. A resident of Hesston since 2005, she had lived most of her life in Leo, Indiana. She was a homemaker and had attended Kingdom Life Church, Hesston.

She married Lester Perry on December 20, 1941 in Leo, Indiana. He died June 15, 1992.

Survivors include a daughter, Yvonne (Tony) Overton, Buhler; a brother, Paul Leichty, Leo, Indiana; 3 grandchildren, Michael Overton, Andrew Overton, and Sarah (David) Jones; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and 14 brothers and sisters.

Cremation is planned. Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 4, 2016 at the Kingdom Life Church, with Pastor Scott Miller presiding. Memorial contributions may be made to Good Shepherd Hospice or Kingdom Life Church General Missions Fund, both in care of Miller-Ott Funeral Home, Hesston.

Miller-Ott Funeral Home - Hesston
Hesston, KS
Submitted by: Elnor Stutzman, Halstead, KS



Petersheim, Miriam L. Lapp
, age 93, of Gap, went home to be with her Lord and Savior while attending the baptism service for her granddaughter on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at Pequea Amish Mennonite Church, Narvon. She was the wife of the late Christian S. Petersheim who died January 27, 1976. Born in Gap, she was the daughter of the late Samuel F. and Susie Lantz Lapp. Miriam was a member of the West Haven Amish Mennonite Church of New Holland. She enjoyed gardening, quilting and visiting with family and friends.

She is survived by 6 children: Susanna L. wife of Samuel S. Stoltzfus of Ronks, Samuel K. husband of Sally L. Beiler Petersheim, Alvin husband of Esther Fisher Petersheim, both of Gap, Edna R. wife of Gideon K. Stoltzfus of Gordonville, John F., husband of Lena Smucker Petersheim of Coatesville, Christian L. husband of Ruthy King Petersheim of Gap, 48 grandchildren, 76 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty L. Stoltzfus wife of Jake Stoltzfus of Deansboro, NY and 13 siblings: Jonas, John, Samuel, Isaac, Emanuel, Amos, Jonathan, Christ, Melvin, Leroy Lapp, Lydia King, Elizabeth Stoltzfus, and Susie Glick.

Funeral service will take place from the Pequea Amish Mennonite Church, 115 Blank Road, Narvon, PA, on Tuesday, March 8th at 10 a.m. There will be a viewing at the church on Monday, March 7th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Buena Vista Amish Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Arrangements by the Shivery Funeral Home Inc, Christiana & Paradise.

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



Petre, Merlin Howard
, of East Ave. Greencastle, PA, peacefully passed from this life at his home Saturday, April 23, 2016, at the age of 90 years, 10 months, and 27 days.

He was the husband of Elva C. (Martin) Petre, his wife of 69 years. He was born May 27, 1925, in Washington County, MD, the son of the late Paul and Elizabeth (Horst) Petre Eckstine.

He was a member of Stouffer Mennonite Church, Smithsburg, MD.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by his seven children: Harold (Beulah), New Waterford, OH; Delores Martin (Landis), Waynesboro, PA; Nathan (Evelyn), Canton, PA; James (Leona), Flintstone, MD; Esther Mae Martin (Gary), Hagerstown, MD; Rebecca Martin (Keith), Waynesboro, PA; and Miriam Martin (Jay), Hagerstown, MD; 55 grandchildren; 144 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Wesley A. Petre of Hagerstown, MD.

He was preceded in death by three brothers, Calvert R. of Sparta, TN; Lawrence N. of Dayton, VA; and one infant brother, as well as one grandson and four great grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at Stouffer Mennonite Meetinghouse, 23303 Welty Church Rd., Smithsburg, MD, 21783, on Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. The funeral service will be Thursday, at 10:00 a.m., with viewing one hour before, at Reiff Mennonite Meetinghouse, 17433 Reiff Church Rd., Hagerstown, MD, 21740. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements were made by J.L. Davis Funeral Home, Smithsburg, MD.
The family request the omission of flowers.

Published in Waynesboro Record Herald on Apr. 26, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin


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