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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.

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Waltner, Floretta Joyce Kaufman ; . . Waltner, LaNae Eisenbeis ; . . Wanner, Mary M. ; . . Weaver, Ammon H. ; . . Weaver, Anthony N. "Tony" ; . . Weaver, Barbara Horning ; . . Weaver, Charles S. ; . . Weaver, E. Ruth Hurst ; . . Weaver, Elwood Daniel ; . . Weaver, Gladys M. ; . . Weaver, Grace S. Stauffer ; . . Weaver, Howard Menno ; . . Weaver, Ida M. Weber ; . . Weaver, Joseph W. ; . . Weaver, Norman H. ; . . Weaver, Samuel S., Jr. ; . . Weaver, Sarah H. Hoover ; . . Weaver, Vera B. Buchen ; . . Weaver, Vera Mae Troyer ; . . Weaver, William Melvin ; . . Weber, Samuel N. ; . . Weidman, Carolyn Nyce ; . . Weldy, Miriam R. ; . . Wenger, Alma Rebecca Hubbard ; . . Wenger, Alysha Jewel ; . . Wenger, Daniel E. ; . . Wenger, Eli C. ; . . Wenger, Frank Gabrial ; . . Wenger, Fredrick Amos ; . .Wenger, Lizzie S. Weaver ; . . Wenger, Marion Pauline Reesor ; . . Whetzel, Peggy Kline ; . . Wickey, Menas A. ; . . Wideman, Earl ; . . Wiens, Mildred Mae Berg ; . . Williams, Samuel Edwin ; . . Wingard, Kendon James ; . . Witmer, Harry ; . . Witmer, Kathryn O. Sensenig ; . . Witmer, Lucille Mae Detwiler ; . . Witmer, Ruth A. VanPelt ; . . Wolgemuth, Elise Myer ; . . Wyse, Deloris "Dee" M. Short ; . . Wyse, Virgie Lucile Schmucker ; . .

Waltner, Floretta Joyce Kaufman
, 86, of Freeman, Turner Co., SD died October 14, 2016 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD. She was born November 30, 1929 at Marion, Turner Co., SD to Elias and Hannah (Deckert) Kaufman. On August 10, 1950 at Freeman, SD she was married to Gene Waltner, who was born March 25, 1929 and died January 28, 2011.

Surviving are son - Steve (Ginger) Waltner; daughter - Kristi (Jeff) Miller; daughter-in-law - Cynthia Waltner; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; brother - Burton (Eileen) Kaufman, and brother-in-law - LaVerne Graber.

Son - Ken Waltner; sister - LaVerle Graber, and brother - Jennings Kaufman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 22, 2016 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Waltner, LaNae Eisenbeis
, 85, of Freeman passed away on Feb. 17 at the Freeman Hospital. Burial will take place at 10 am on Monday Feb. 22at the Salem Zion Mennonite (North) Church Cemetery, followed by an 11 am Memorial Service at the church. Visitation with the family present will be on Sunday Feb. 21 from 5-7 pm at the Walter Funeral Home in Freeman.

LaNae, 85, died February 17th of heart failure at Freeman Community Hospital. She was born September 14th, 1930 in rural Freeman to Richard Eisenbeis and Olga Schrag.

She grew up on the farm and attended Freeman Academy. In midlife she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Library Science at the University of South Dakota.

She was baptized at Salem Zion Mennonite Church where she was a life long member and on August 20th, 1952, she was married there to LaVerne Waltner by Rev. Ronald VonRiesen. To this union four children were born.

They lived on a farm and in 1960 the family moved to Freeman. She was a homemaker and devoted wife involved in the church and community. She later worked as a librarian at Freeman Public Library and Freeman Academy Archives.

She was enthusiastic, energetic and loved life. She enjoyed cooking, knitting, quilting, gardening, motorcycling, the outdoors and was an avid reader.

She was married to LaVerne for 57 years and is survived by her three children: Susan (Ray) Zurawski, De Pere, WI; Michael, Denver, CO; Lynda (Max) Stucky, Pittsburgh, PA; Five grandchildren: Adam Waltner, Benjamin, Abraham and Samuel Stucky, and Alexandra Zurawski; sister-in-laws, Ruby Waltner, Freeman, SD and Belva Unruh, North Newton, KS.

Preceding her in death were her husband LaVerne, son LaMarr, brother Lane, brothers-in-law Homer and Don Waltner and Verney Unruh; sister-in-law Martha Waltner and daughter-in-law Alberta Sanchez.

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

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Waltner, LaNae, 85, of Freeman, SD died February 17, 2016. She was born to Richard and Olga (Schrag) Eisenbeis. She was married to LaVerne Waltner, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Susan Zurawski, Michael Waltner, and Lynda Stucky.

A son, LaMarr Waltner preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 22, 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



Wanner, Mary M.
, 77, of Hamilton Arms Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, died peacefully on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

Born in Brecknock Township, she was the daughter of the late Daniel G. and Jannie B. Martin Wanner.

Mary worked for the Ephrata Moyer Garment Factory and prior to that she worked for the Spring Glen Farm Kitchens.

She was a member of the Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church.

Mary was deeply loved by her surviving family including four sisters, Ella Rissler, Ada Martin, and Barbara Wanner, all of Ephrata, PA and Anna Martin of Kentucky. Also surviving are four sisters-in-law, Martha Wanner, Tennesse, Sadie Wanner of Ephrata, Ruth Wanner and Anna Mary Wanner, both of Port Trevorton, PA, and two brothers, Martin, husband of Sally (Martin) Wanner and John, husband of Rose (Stauffer) Wanner, also of Port Trevorton, PA. She was preceded in death by five brothers, Harry, Daniel, William, Aaron and Samuel and three brothers-in-law, Daniel Rissler, Ivan Martin, and Levi Martin.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mary's Funeral Service from the Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church, 2410 Black Woods Road, Port Trevorton, PA on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 at 9:30 A.M. (STANDARD). Interment will take place at the Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/22/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Ammon H., 66, of Shippensburg, died Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in his home.

He was born July 14, 1950 in Ephrata, Lancaster County. Ammon was a son of Annie Hoover Weaver of Orrstown, and the late John D. Weaver. One brother, Raymond Weaver and grandson, Eldon Weaver are also deceased.

Ammon was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Shippensburg Old Order Mennonite Church.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife of 44 years, Edna Z. Oberholtzer Weaver, four sons, Lester E. (husband of Miriam) Weaver, Jason R. (husband of Wilma) Weaver, and Ammon L. (husband of Erma) Weaver all of Shippensburg, and Steven L. (Husband of Mary) Weaver of Georgetown, OH, five daughters, Wilma (wife of Landis) Weaver of Orrstown, Marian (wife of Marlin) Nolt, Norene (wife of Laverne) Sensenig, Carolyn (wife of Michael Hurst and Rose (wife of Lawrence) Weaver all of Shippensburg, six brothers, Isaac (husband of Mildred) Weaver, John Dan (husband of Stella) Weaver, Noah Weaver, Luke (husband Vera) Weaver, and Ethan Weaver all of PA, and Alvin (husband of Emma) Weaver of MO, six sisters, Anna Weaver, Lydia (wife of Ammon) Zimmerman, and Maryann (wife of Mark) Nolt all of PA, Martha (wife of Roy) Hoover of KY, Lovina (wife of Elvin) Zimmerman of TN, and Elsie (wife of Elam) Shirk of PA, 54 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. at the Shippensburg Old Order Mennonite Church, Duncan Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257 with Bishop James Shirk officiating. Burial will be held in the Shippensburg Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery. A viewing will be held Monday, December 26, 2016 from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. in the family's home, 108 Booz Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.

The family requests the omission of flowers.

Fogelsanger - Bricker Funeral Home, Inc.
Shippensburg, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Anthony N. "Tony"
, 55, of Parkesburg, died at his home on Monday, April 11, 2016. Born in Yauco, Puerto Rico, he was the son of Joseph L. and Pauline Burkholder Weaver.

Tony lived in the Gap area most of his life and was a 1981 graduate of the Pequea Valley High School. He was employed by Quad Graphics of Atglen as an assistant operator.

He is survived, in addition to his parents, by three sons: Anthony Scott Weaver of Parkesburg, Adam J. Weaver and wife Jennifer of Atglen and Austin T. Weaver of Lebanon; two grandsons, Jonathan Russell and Blake Weaver and three siblings, Judy Landis of Leola, Joe Weaver, II of Pittsburgh and Joan Denlinger of Lancaster.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 12:00 noon from the Old Road Mennonite Church, 5795 Old Philadelphia Pike, Gap, PA followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to attend the viewing from 10 AM to 12:00 noon.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wilde Funeral Home of Parkesburg.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/14/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Barbara Horning

[Oct. 6, 1942] - Aug. 15, 2016

With sadness in our hearts we announce that our mother, Barbara Horning Weaver, passed away unexpectedly on August 15, 2016.

Barbara, daughter of Grace Nissly Horning and Titus Horst Horning, spent her childhood in the beautiful farmland of Lancaster County. She attended Garden Spot High School and completed two master's degrees at La Salle University and the University of Denver. Fluent in Spanish and licensed as a social worker, she dedicated her life to helping children and families around the country and the world. Since the late 1980s, she lived in Colorado where she enjoyed the fresh air and gorgeous views of the Rocky Mountains, and built her own business, Adoption Journey. With an adventurous spirit and a love of traveling, she visited and worked in over twenty different countries across four continents, including a thirty-day stay in Nicaragua in 2016 and a term with Mennonite Central Committee with her family in Zambia from 1974 to 1976.

Barbara will be dearly missed by her children, grandchildren, and friends from around the world. She will be remembered as a smart and independent person with a willingness to help others in any way she could. She lives through her daughter Ann Lau Ward; her daughter and son-in-law, Leigh Weaver and Peter Kaufman; her son, Zachary Weaver; her daughter, Ludmyla Grace Weaver; and her two grandchildren, Ho Hong Lau and Ho An Lau.

Burial will be on Thursday, August 25, 2016 at 11:30 a.m. at Akron Mennonite Church Cemetery, 1311 Diamond St., Akron, PA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made toward the humanitarian programs of Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501. Furman's – Leola

Intelligencer Journal - 8/23/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Charles S.
, 78, of Gordonville, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at Hospice & Commun-ity Care of Mt. Joy. He was the loving husband of Ginger Lee (Miller) Weaver, with whom he shared over 58 years of marriage.

Born in Lancaster, he was a son of the late Abram B. and Alta (Shirk) Weaver.

Charles worked as a crane operator for Lukens Steel for over 39 years, retiring in 1996. In his spare time he enjoyed rose gardening, riding motorcycles, listening to country music, visiting Ocean City, MD and Florida, and spending time with his family. Charles was a member of Bridgeville E. C. Church and the Steelworkers Union.

In addition to his wife, Charles is survived by two children: Yvonne L. Reed of Gordonville and Charles K. Weaver, husband of Lori (Shingle), of Lancaster; a sister, Alta Mae Patterson, wife of Richard, of Narvon; and six grandchildren: Lindsay, Cierria, Abby, Jentzen, Brittany, and Eriaunna.

Charles was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Pauline Stockdale, Albert Weaver, Raymond Weaver, and Mark Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 9, 2016 at 11:00 AM at the Bridgeville Evangelical Congregational Church, 5971 Division Highway, Narvon PA 1755 with Pastor Kirk Wolfe officiating. Interment will be in the Pequea Baptist Cemetery, Gap. Viewing will be held on Monday at the church 1 hour prior to services. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/6/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, E. Ruth Hurst
, 87, of Fivepointville, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016, at her residence. She was the loving wife of C. Irvin Weaver, with whom she shared over 64 years of marriage.

Born in Elverson, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Hettie Ann (Weaver) Hurst.

She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Lancaster Conference and worked as a homemaker and co-founder of Weaver's Store Inc., Fivepointville. In her spare time she enjoyed entertaining her family and friends, traveling, and flower tending.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by seven children: Janet Sensenig, wife of Lowell, Mohnton, PA, Melvin H. Weaver, husband of Jeanette, Reinholds, PA, Irvin Weaver, Jr., husband of Karen, Denver, PA, Ruthann Wile, wife of the late Dan Wile, Denver, PA, W. Ray Weaver, husband of Marilyn, Reading, PA, Doris Wile, wife of Glenn, Cassville, NY, Nelson Weaver, husband of Melanie, Denver, PA, a son-in-law, Greg Law, Schwenksville, PA; a brother, Louis Hurst, Ephrata, PA, and a sister, Mary Jane Stauffer, wife of Leon, East Earl, PA; 32 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter, Betty Law; seven brothers: Weaver, Earl, Clarence, James, John, Paul, and Edwin Hurst; and a sister, Betty Newswanger.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday September 29th at 10 AM at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Rd, Ephrata with Eugene Weaver officiating. Interment will be held in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday September 28th from 2-4 and 6-8 PM and on Thursday 9-10 AM at the church. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Hwy., Ephrata, PA 17522. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/26/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Elwood Daniel
, 94, of Harrisonburg, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Mr. Weaver was born Dec. 25, 1921, in Augusta County and was a son of the late Jason Hartman Weaver Sr. and Marie Elizabeth (Martin) Weaver.

Elwood, along with his father, started Weaver Hatchery, which he owned and operated for more than 30 years. He later worked for Trumbo Appliance Inc. He was an honest and caring businessman who went out of his way to please his customers. Customer satisfaction and service, not money, was his focus. He was a people person. Elwood was a charter member of the Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church, where he was very active. As a member of the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, he and his wife served on a visitation team for the elderly. He was a private pilot and became licensed in the 1940s. He greatly enjoyed camping with his family, where he built many special memories.

On Dec. 25, 1942, he married the former Ruth Louise Hartman, who preceded him in death on April 2, 2012.

Mr. Weaver is survived by his children, Jerrel “Jerry” Weaver and wife, Wendy, of Harrisonburg, Ken Weaver and wife, Kathy, of Harrisonburg, Diane Yoder and husband, Kent, of Harrisonburg, and Susan Eshleman and husband, Keith, of Landisville, Pa.; two sisters, Lorene Suter and husband, Jerrel, and Charlene Kiser, both of Stuarts Draft; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Weaver of Lyndhurst and Patricia “Pat” Weaver of Stuarts Draft; 11 grandchildren, Kristin Miller and husband, Peter, Kelly Richardson and husband, John, Matthew Weaver and wife, Michelle, Michelle Nussbaum and husband, Chad, Max Weaver and friend, Ling, Betty Weaver, Justin Yoder and wife, Heather, Todd Yoder, Bryce Yoder, Briana Miller and husband, Darrel, and Jenna Hoover and husband, Nathan; 15 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents, Mr. Weaver was preceded in death by his siblings, Ralph Weaver, J.H. Weaver Jr., Nancy Barnhart and her husband, Paul, and brother-in-law, Roy D. Kiser.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016, at 10:30 a.m. at the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church with Pastors Mark Keller and Shirlee K. Yoder officiating. The burial will be held privately.

The family will receive friends Friday from 6 until 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VMRC Good Samaritan Fund, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802, 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 McMullen Funeral Home.

Daily News Record - 9/15/2014
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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Weaver, Elwood Daniel, 94, of Harrisonburg, VA died September 13, 2013 at the same place. He was born December 25, 1921 at Augusta Co., VA to Jason Hartman and Maria Elizabeth (Martin) Weaver. On December 25, 1942 he was married to Ruth Louise Hartman, who died April 2, 2012.

Surviving are children, Jerrel "Jerry" Weaver and wife Wendy, Ken Weaver and wife Kathy, Diane Yoder and husband Kent, and Susan Eshleman and husband Keith; eleven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Lorene Suter and husband Jerrel, Charlene Kiser, and two sisters-in-law, Beverly Weaver and Patricia "Pat Weaver.

Elwood along with his father started Weaver Hatchery which he owned and operated for more than 30 years. He later worked for Trumbo Appliance, Inc. He was a charter member of Chicago Avenue Mennonite Church and active member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held September 17, 2016 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

Submitted by: Julie Shiflet, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Gladys M.

August 13, 1940 - August 13, 2016

Weaver, Gladys M., of Leola, passed away on her 76th birthday, August 13, 2016 at Lancashire Hall. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Daniel and Sadie Weaver.

She grew up at Weaver's Orchard, worked at various sewing factories and was employed at Shipley Oil as manager of Highland Acres. She enjoyed baking and helping her granddaughters at market. She was known by her family as the "Weather Mom". Gladys attended New Life AOG and she would always have her radio tuned to Southern Gospel Music.

She is survived by two daughters, Sharon Eberly of Leola and Donna wife of Norman Stoltzfoos of Denver. Her grandchildren will remember how she loved each one of them; Charity wife of Josh Brubaker, Hope wife of JR Glick, Phil fiancé of Alexis Angelucci, Joey, Caleb, Faith, Abby and great-grandson, Jase Brubaker. Also surviving are brothers, Allen Weaver and Harold (Ida) Weaver; previous husband, James Leroy Eberly. She was predeceased by a daughter, Marian.

The family will greet friends on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 at Furman Home for Funerals, 59 W. Main St., Leola from 6-8:00 pm.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/14/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Grace S. Stauffer
, 97, of 230 Martin Rd., New Holland, died Wednesday, June 1, 2016 at her home. She was preceded in death by her husband, John S. Weaver, in 1996. Born in Hinkletown, she was the daughter of the late Harvey F. and Maggie R. (Stauffer) Stauffer.

She was a homemaker and a member of Blue Ball Mennonite Church.

Surviving are four daughters: Hazel S. Weaver, New Holland; Naomi married to Raymond Good, Denver; Joanna married to Phil Towles, Peach Bottom; Julia married to Robert Lehman, Harrisonville; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three siblings: John S. married to Lena Stauffer, Elizabethville; Jeanetta Stauffer, Athens, WI; Gladys S. married to Lester Martin, Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a stillborn son and six siblings: Willis S. Stauffer, Elsie S. Martin, Phares S. Stauffer, Henry S. Stauffer, Florence S. Stauffer and Louella S. Stauffer.

Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at 10 a.m. at the Blue Ball Mennonite Church with Bishop Ray Weaver, Elmer Zimmerman, Arnold Martin and Phil Towles officiating. Interment will be in Pike Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Monday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9 – 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers.

The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

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



Weaver, Howard Menno

Jan. 22, 1923 - Feb. 22, 2016

ELKHART - Howard M. Weaver, 93, of Elkhart, formerly of Goshen, died Monday, Feb. 22, at the Beardsley House in Elkhart.

Howard was born Jan. 22, 1923, in Elkhart, to the late Amzey D. and Bessie F. (Grosh) Weaver.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, James O. and Donald R. Weaver.

On June 3, 1950, in Elkhart, he married the former Maxine B. Woodiwiss. Maxine died Sept. 8, 2009.

Surviving are three daughters, Jean Ann Jacobsen (Jake) of Mills River, N.C., Kathy Jo Kee (Robert) of Travelers Rest, S.C., and Connie Coleen Miller (David) of Elkhart; 11 grandchildren; three stepgrandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four stepgreat-grandchildren; and two brothers, Harold L. Weaver (Mary) of Elkhart and Richard A. (Dorothy) Weaver of Colorado.

Howard was a graduate of Elkhart High School and attended Goshen College prior to beginning his work career. He held various jobs throughout his life, including working for Eby's Guernsey Dairy for five years as a milkman; Henry Weis Manufacturing for 23 years as a draftsman; Kelsey Axle and Brake, where he was a draftsman for six years; and Gunite, where he worked for four years in quality control before retiring in 1989.

Mr. Weaver was an active member of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, where he taught Sunday school, was a member of the choir, was an elder for 11 years, was a boys club leader and was involved with the Mission Commission. Howard also served for three years in Civilian Public Service in the United States, and for two years he performed foreign relief work in the Netherlands and Germany under the Mennonite Central Committee.

Visitation for Howard will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 26, at Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home. Friends may also call one hour prior to services at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at Prairie Street Mennonite Church with Pastor David Swihart officiating. Burial will be in Prairie Street Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in memory of Howard may be sent to the Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 25, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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This is from the memorial service.

Howard Weaver - Jan. 22,1923-Feb. 22,2016 which was Sat. at Prairie St Mennonite Church

Howard Menno Weaver was one of five sons born to Amzey and Bessie Weaver. Climbing trees, playing in the fields with his brothers, sandlot ballgames, and canning with his mother kept him busy as a boy. Time spent at his Grandpa Grosh's farm harvesting and selling vegetables door-to-door was also one of his favorite childhood memories. His interests during his teen years included sports, photography, music, and participating in the youth group at his church. His athletic pursuits allowed him to play on both the football and baseball teams of Elkhart High School where he proudly earned his Letter E sweater.

Following his graduation, Howard held jobs at CTS and Elkhart Paint and
Wallpaper, before being called into three years of Civilian Public Service at age 20. In 1943 he helped to build an earthen dam and fight forest fires in South Dakota, and worked in the USDA Dairy Research Center in Maryland in service to his country. After a serious motorcycle accident, which almost claimed his life, he felt directed to help others further in overseas work. In Holland and Germany he was involved in transporting food and clothing supplies and helped with rebuilding following the war. His spirit of adventure also led him to enjoy a motorcycle tour of the Swiss Alps before returning home to the States.

Upon his return, Howard met a beautiful young schoolteacher from North Dakota named Maxine Woodiwiss. They were married in June of 1950, along with two of his brothers that same summer. Jobs held during his married life included being a door-to-door milkman for Eby's Dairy, a draftsman at Henry Weiss Mfg. for 23 years, and working in quality control at Kelsey Axle and Brake. Howard and Maxine enjoyed raising their three daughters - Jean, Kathy, and Connie - giving them a solid home-life based on biblical truth. They developed their family life with purposeful work and play, neighborhood fun, extended family gatherings, vacations, and holiday traditions. Church and the call to reach others for Christ were central. His ministry at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, where he was a lifelong member, included being the first president of the Literary group, Sunday School teacher, boys club leader, choir member, and elder for eleven years. Retirement in 1989 brought the enjoyment of grand parenting and traveling to the Carolinas.

Eventually, in 2004, the couple moved to the Greencroft Retirement Community in Goshen. The names "Howard and Maxine" have intertwined for sixty years. In their home and community, Howard exemplified godly leadership. His humor, his kind and friendly nature encouraged all those whose lives he touched. His Christ-like character allowed him to be a shining example of true servant hood. Now he is
privileged to serve in God's eternal kingdom, home with Jesus, Maxine and many other loved ones.

We can't wait to join you, Dad! With gratitude and praise we, your children and grandchildren, realize we have been blessed beyond measure. We love you!

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Weaver, Howard Menno, 93, of Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN died February 22, 2016 at the same place. He was born January 22, 1923 at Elkhart, IN to Amzey and Bessie (Grosh) Weaver. On June 3, 1950 he was married to Maxine B. Woodiwiss, who died September 8, 2009.

Surviving are children, Jean (Jake) Jacobsen, Kathy Jo (Robert) Kee, and Connie (David) Miller; 11 grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Harold (Mary) Weaver, and Richard (Dorothy) Weaver.

Two brothers, James O. Weaver, and Donald R. Weaver preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 27, 2016 at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

Submitted by: Joy Detweiler, Elkhart, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Ida M. Webe
r, 95, passed away September 9, 2016 at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, KS. She was born December 27, 1920 in East Earl, PA the daughter of Sydney and Lydia Martin Weber. She attended the Mennonite Brethren Church, Hesston, KS and was a member of Poarch Community Church, Poarch, AL. She married David Z. Weaver on February 7, 1942 in Goodville, PA. They were missionaries to the Creek and Choctaw Indian tribes in AL and MS. David passed away on April 17, 1997.

Ida was also preceded in death by 7 brothers and 2 sisters. She is survived by her children, Mark (Darlene) of Hesston, KS, Carl (Sharon) of Hesston, KS, Naomi (Raymond) Ressler of Harrisonburg, VA, David (Sue) of Gulfport, MS, Lois (Carl Kallansrud) Weaver of New Mexico, Dale (Jannie) of Macon, MS, and Dan (Kristi) of Hesston, KS, 2 sisters, Mary Weaver and Irene Rutt, both of New Holland, PA, 13 grandchildren, and 22 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5 to 8 p.m., Friday, September 16, 2016 at Petty Funeral Home, Atmore, AL. Funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Poarch Community Church with Bro. Martin Gehman officiating. Burial will follow at the Judson Indian Cemetery, Poarch, AL. Memorials may be made to the Schowalter Villa, Hesston, KS, or the Poarch Community Church, in care of in care of Petty Funeral Home, Atmore, AL.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/13/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Joseph W.
, age 1 year, 2 months and 1 day of Edgar, passed away on Saturday, April 23, 2016 as a result of a farm accident. A Funeral Service will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 28 at the Marathon Mennonite Church in the Town of Frankfort. Steven Hoover, Virgil Martin, Leroy Martin, Lamar Weaver and Bishop Jerry Brubacker will officiate. Interment will be held in Marathon Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Jonathon Wise, Jason Wise, Lewis Weaver, and Kevin Weaver. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at Joseph's residence (W793 Huckleberry Road Edgar, WI).

Joseph was born on February 22, 2015 at home, the son of and Clair G. & Susanna L. (Wise) Weaver.

Joseph is survived by his parents: Clair and Susanna Weaver of Edgar; paternal grandparents: Clarence and Marian Weaver of Lebanon, PA, maternal grandparents: Lloyd and Esther Wise of Denver, PA, brothers and sisters: Carolyn W. Weaver, Marvin W. Weaver, Anita W. Weaver, Judith W. Weaver and Nelson W. Weaver all at home, aunts,uncles, cousins, other relatives and friends.

The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with the arrangements.

Published in the Marshfield News Herald on Apr. 26, 2016
Marshfield, WI
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Norman H.
, 87, of Leola, PA passed away on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, at his residence. He was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, on December 26, 1928. He was married to Katie S. Snyder on November 22, 1949.

He was the son of the Late John O. and Leah M. (Horst) Weaver and a member of Old Order Mennonite Groffdale Conference. He was ordained deacon for Groffdale District on June 24, 1980. He was a retired farmer and also retired from New Holland Sales barn.

He was the father to six children, Clarence S. and Mary Ellen Weaver of Martinsburg, PA, Edna S. and George Martin of Lewisburg, Ruth S. and Isaac Reiff of Mifflinburg, Ellen S. and Aaron Zimmerman of Leola, PA, Irene S. and Harvey Oberholtzer of Leola, PA and a son-in-law Elvin and Nora Oberholtzer of Shippensburg, PA; 29 grandchildren and 51 great-grandchildren; siblings, Ada and Aaron Burkholder of Fleetwood, PA, John and Edna Weaver of Kutztown, Elmer and Elizabeth Weaver of Fleetwood, PA, Eli and Mable Weaver of Leola, PA, and Mary and Harold Zimmerman of Martinsburg, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Vera S. Oberholtzer in 1997, 3 granddaughters, and 1 great-granddaughter; 3 brothers Henry, Paul and Alvin Weaver; 3 sisters: Nora Martin, Anna Weaver and Mabel Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Friday, May 27, 2016, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, at the home of Irene and Harvey Oberholtzer, 390 N. Maple Avenue, Leola. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 28, 2016, at 12:15 pm, at the Oberholtzer residence, with further services at 1 pm, at the Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/26/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Samuel S., Jr.

Mr. Samuel S. Weaver Jr., age 63 of Trenton passed away 12:40 PM Thursday, October 6, 2016 at Skyline Medical Center from injuries he sustained in a tractor accident. Funeral services will be 9:30 AM Sunday, October 9, 2016 at the South District Amish Church at 4050 Penchem Road Guthrie, KY with Bishop Marvin Kanagg officiating. Burial will follow in the South District Amish Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM and then from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM Saturday, October 8, 2016 at the South District Amish Church. Latham Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Weaver was born March 2, 1953 in McMinnville, OR the son of the late Sam and Clara Gerber Weaver. He was a farmer and a member of the South District Amish Church. Besides his parents he is also preceded in death by his step mother, Elsie Raber Weaver; one brother, Ben Weaver; two sisters, Nancy Weaver and Elsie Coblentz; three brother-in-laws, Clayton Weirch, Roman Coblentz and Robert Yoder.
Survivors include one brother, Reuben Weaver and his wife, Edna of Mt. Vernon, MO; two sisters, Freida Weirich Stutzman and her husband, Willis of Peebles, OH and Susie Yoder of Guthrie,KY, sister in law Katie Weaver of Hutchinson, KS.

Latham Funeral Home
Elkton, KY
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Weaver, Sarah H. Hoover
, 91, passed away Friday, Oct. 14, 2016 at the home of her daughter Joann, (Mrs. Bill Cross), at 1561 E. Newport Rd, Lititz, PA. She was the daughter of the late Ammon and Katie (Heller) Hoover. She was the wife of the late Amos G. Weaver who died in 2005.

She is survived by 4 children, Lester married to Miriam (Weaver) of Pittsgrove, NJ, Marian married to Melvin Sensenig of Newville, PA, Joann married to Bill Cross of Lititz, PA, and Roy married to Jane (Martin) of Lebanon, PA. She leaves behind 34 grandchildren and 102 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by one brother, Ammon Hoover of Manheim, PA. She was preceded in death by 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

A viewing will be held at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center on Sunday, Oct. 23, from 4:00 - 8:00 PM, and the funeral service will be held at the Vineland Mennonite Church, Vineland, NJ, on Monday Oct. 24. There will be a viewing from 9:30 - 10:15 AM with the funeral Service at 10:30 AM.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 10/18/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weaver, Vera B. Buchen
, 95, of New Holland, formerly of Blue Ball, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at Garden Spot Village. She was preceded in death by her husband, Martin H. Weaver, in 2013.

Born in Farmersville, she was the daughter of the late Landis and Clara (Rutt) Buchen.

Vera was a homemaker and a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. She attended and was past president of the Weaverland Sewing Circle. She was known as a great seamstress, quilter and musician, playing and teaching her children to enjoy playing the piano, violin, and singing together as a family. She put her faith in Jesus Christ and prayed daily for each of her family members by name.

Surviving are four children: Marlene married to Kenneth B. Buckwalter, Ephrata; Faye married to Glenn L. Good, Leola; Donna married to Mark B. Van Scyoc, Leola; and Jerry married to Linda (Seiple) Weaver, Leola; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; six siblings: Clara Sauder, Thelma Sauder, Rhoda Leaman, Lois Kautz, Laverne Peifer and Curvin Buchen.

She was preceded in death by a son, Galen Weaver and four siblings: Esther Herr, Elizabeth Landis, Kenneth Buchen and Caleb Buchen.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 7, 2016 at 2 p.m. at the Garden Spot Village Garden Towers with Chaplain C. Kenneth Martin officiating. Interment will be private in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. The family will receive friends in the Garden Towers on Friday from 1 – 2 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund, 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, PA 17557. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

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



Weaver, Vera Mae Troyer

Feb. 24, 1922 - June 23, 2016

GOSHEN - Vera Mae (Troyer) Weaver, 94, Goshen, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, June 23, at Greencroft Healthcare.

She was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Newton, Kan., to Manley Miles and Mary Edna (Reiff) Troyer.

She married James O. Weaver on June 14, 1946, and he died Nov. 9, 2015.

Surviving are sons, Larry Philip (Marge Litwiller) Weaver of Hopedale, Ill., Jon D. (Kathy Yoder) Weaver of Elkhart and Roger D. (Betty Roth) Weaver of Elkhart; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings Margaret Miller of Streetsboro, Ohio and Grace Helmuth of Sagamore Hills, Ohio.

Preceding her in death were her parents, husband, James, sisters, Fern Erb, Dorothy Miller, Rebecca Bixler and a brother, Darda Troyer.

Vera was a homemaker and attended Elkhart Business University. She did a lot of quilting, crocheting and sewing for the MCC Relief Sale. For years on Thursdays, Vera would visit shut-ins and run errands for people in need. Growing up, Vera was a member at Prairie Street Mennonite Church then later at Locust Grove Mennonite Church and finally at Olive Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart, with the service following at 3 p.m. Pastor Kevin Yoder and Pastor Troy Weaver will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church or Greencroft Healthcare.

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

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Weaver, Vera Mae Troyer, 94, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died June 23, 2016 at the same place. She was born February 24, 1922 at Newton, KS to Manley Miles and Mary Edna (Reiff) Troyer. On June 14, 1946 she was married to James O. Weaver, who died November 9, 2015.

Surviving are children, Larry (Marge) Weaver, Jon (Kathy) Weaver, and Roger (Betty) Weaver; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Margaret Miller and Grace Helmuth.

Her siblings, Fern Erb, Dorothy Miller, Rebecca Bixler and Darda Troyer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 26, 2016 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Weaver, William Melvin
, 86, passed away on March 13, 2016, in Oak Lea at Virginia Mennonite Community Center. He was born on Oct. 23, 1929, near Fivepointville to Benjamin and Katie Weaver. He married Viola W. Martin on Aug. 25, 1951.

He attended Eastern Mennonite College. While serving as a pastor at South Seventh Street Mennonite Church, he taught music, Bible, and shop at three different Christian Day Schools: Conestoga, Ephrata and Gehmans. He also served as a pastor at Rissers Mennonite Church and Dillers Mennonite Church. He was the founding pastor of Halifax Mennonite Community Church during the years he worked for Camp Hebron as program director. Singing and gardening brought him much joy in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Viola; four daughters, Priscilla and husband, Paul Jutzi, of Reading, Pa., Aldine and husband, Jim Musser, Stephens City, Va., Karen Weaver from Harrisonburg, Va., Lucinda and husband, Ralph Swartzentruber, from Keezletown, Va.; and one son, Curt from Portland, Ore., married to Karin; 10 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is survived by two brothers, Marvin and Irvin.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Virginia.

A memorial service will be held at Bowmansville Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. Another service will be held at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Detwiler Auditorium on Tuesday, April 12, at 10:15 a.m. William decided to donate his body to Virginia anatomical Program for research; therefore, there will be no viewing. The family thanks those who ministered to William during his illness.

Daily News Record - 3/16/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weber, Samuel N.
, 78, Denver, went home to be with his Lord on April 4, 2016 at his home. He was the loving husband of Janet B. (Horst) Weber, with whom he had celebrated 55 years of marriage. Born in Adamstown, he was the son of the late Edwin G. and Susie L. (Good) Weber. Sam was a foreman for Gehman's Feed Mill, retiring after 47 years. He was also a van driver for John Aaron Shirk. He was a member of Blue Ball Church of the Brethren. His hobbies included, gardening, woodworking, hunting, fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and family and going to the cabin.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children: Jay D. married to Missy J.(Hehnly) Weber, Ephrata; Carolyn F. married to Guy R. Eshelman, Lancaster; Cathy M. married to Robert S. Hess II, Reinholds; Roy L. married to Megan (Cash) Weber, Pickerington, OH; eight grandchildren: Kaley Reifsnyder, wife of Sawyer, Kara Hess, Ryan Eshelman, Philip Eshelman, Katie Eshelman, Aubrey Eshelman, Tori Cash, and Tyler Sweigart; four siblings: Lillian Weber, Richard married to Barbara Weber, Betsy Brackbill, Ruth Ann married to Lamar Hollinger, and five half-siblings: George Weber, Irene Horst, Lela married to Henry Horning, Erla married to Eugene Beiler, and Diane married to Richard Reitz. He was preceded in death by six half-siblings: Grace Horning, Carl Youndt, Melvin Youndt, Clair Youndt, Leon Youndt, and Hazel Martin.

His memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 3 p.m. at Petra Christian Fellowship, 565 Airport Rd., New Holland with Galen Weaver, Quentin Rissler, and Isaac Gehman officiating. Private interment will be in Blue Ball Church of the Brethren Cemetery. A viewing will be held at Petra on Friday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/6/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Weidman, Carolyn Nyce
, 77, of Bedminster Twp., PA died Ocrober 22, 2016. She was born December 6, 1938 at Abington, PA to Lawrence F. and Irma (Bishop) Nyce. In 1975 she was married to Drenning Howard Weidman, who survives.

Surviving are children, John & Sheila Davis, step-daughter, Sherylee James Rethi, step-sons, John & Guita Weidman, Gary & Cindy Weidman; six grandchildren, and siblings, David & MaryLee Chittick, Jerry & Nancy Friesen, and George & Robin Nyce.

A grandchild, Kris Rethi preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held October 30, 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



Weldy, Miriam R.

July 26, 1921 - Feb. 8, 2016

GOSHEN - Miriam R. Weldy, 94, of Goshen, passed away at noon Monday, Feb. 8, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

She was born July 26, 1921, near Wakarusa, to Samuel and Alva (Loucks) Weldy.

She is survived by her brothers, Dale (Helen) Weldy of Archbold, Ohio, and Keith (Carol) Weldy of Marathon, Fla.; nieces and nephews, Alice (Gary) Lehman of Goshen, Kirsten (Dave) Meyer of Archbold, Elizabeth (Bob) Rieth of Union, Mich., Kim (Karin) Weldy of Archbold, Jane Weldy Bickel of Edwardsburg, Mich., and Gerald "Tony" (Glenda) Hurst of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Dr. Maurice (Irene) Weldy; and a niece, Charlotte Weldy Hurst.

Miriam was a 1939 graduate of Wakarusa High School. She graduated from Goshen College in 1948 with a B.S. in elementary education. In 1968, she graduated from Ball State University with a master's degree in art.

She was a school teacher for 37 years. Her early years started at Topeka and Jefferson, then 30 years at Concord elementary schools.

She had an enthusiasm for travel, studying cultural and natural resources in many countries across the world and the United States. Her hobby of photography was evident by the many slides of birds, trees, flowers and family. She was an accomplished musician and artist and participated in many different card-playing groups.

Holdeman Mennonite Church was her church for 94 years. She was devoted to the church and shared her gifts by teaching, as songleader, soloist, piano and organ player. In her retired years, she volunteered at Menno-Hof, Shipshewana.

For many years, she shared her artistic ability by arranging flowers for the church. In her younger years, Miriam and a friend drove to Chicago every week for seven years to teach Sunday school at the Chicago Mennonite Mission.

Miriam's enthusiasm for travel, teaching, meeting people and enjoying God's natural beauty was evident in her spontaneous laughter and friendliness. She was a lover of animals, especially for her cat, Scamp.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at Holdeman Mennonite Church. Pastor Randy Detweiler and Pastor BJ Leichty will officiate the services. Private burial will take place before the service in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to Charlotte Hurst Memorial Scholarship Fund at Goshen College; Menno-Hof, Shipshewana; Greencroft Foundation.

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

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Weldy, Miriam R., 94, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 8, 2016 at the same place. She was born July 26, 1921 at Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN to Samuel and Alva (Loucks) Weldy.

Surviving are two brothers, Dale (Helen) Weldy, and Keith (Carol) Weldy.

A brother, Dr. Maurice (Irene) Weldy preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held Feb 12, 2016 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive West Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

Submitted by: Loretta Newcomer, Wakarusa
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wenger, Alma Rebecca Hubbard
, 85, passed away April 7, 2016. She was born Nov. 9, 1930, in Roanoke County and was a daughter of the late George E. and Ida Mae (Ulrey) Hubbard. On Sept. 15, 1961, she married the late Fred Amos Wenger at the home of the late Elder J.H. Peters in Hollins, Va. Mrs. Wenger was a very accomplished seamstress and a member of the Shenandoah Valley Quilt Guild.

Alma is survived by a son, Roger Lee Wenger and wife, Tonie; a sister Hazel (Hubbard) Beckner; a grandson Waylon M. Wenger; and a sister-in-law, Mildred Wells Hubbard.

The funeral service will be held Sunday April 10, 2016, at 2 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church with Timothy Showalter, Elvin Shank and Chad McMurray officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Saturday April 9, 2016, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions in Mrs. Wenger’s memory may be made to the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, C/O Everett Showalter, 1293 Dinkel Ave., Bridgewater, VA 22812. Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home.

Daily News Record - 4/9/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Alysha Jewel,
infant daughter of Andrew H. and Delores Wise Wenger of Manheim passed away on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at Hershey Medical Center. Also surviving are two siblings, Jalayna and Kerrick Wenger at home, paternal grandparents, Eli husband of Luella Zimmerman Wenger of Manheim and maternal grandparents, Ervin and Velma Sensenig Wise of Myerstown.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her graveside service at Clearview Mennonite Cemetery, 90 North Esbenshade Road, Manheim on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Please omit flowers. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/21/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Daniel E.,
89, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at Fairmount Homes. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Harry and Edna Wenger. He was the husband of Mildred K. Wenger of Ephrata for 70 years.

Daniel raised chickens on a small farm near Mt. Airy. After retiring from farming, his hobby was purchasing and refinishing furniture to donate to Jubilee Ministries in Lebanon. He loved to travel. He and Mildred volunteered at the Ephrata Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) Reuzit Shop and toured with MCC and Mennonite Disaster Service groups in different parts of the country and globe. They took bus trips with Bob Neff Tours. Daniel was a member of Gehman Mennonite Church.In addition to his wife, Daniel is survived by 5 children: Daniel K. married to Janet (High) of Denver, PA, Barbara married to Jonas Borntrager of Harrisonburg, VA, Harry married to Bev (Derstine) of Stevens, PA, Rachel Kreamer of Stevens, PA, and Jim married to Vicki (Dietz) of Stuartstown, PA. Dan has 11 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Relatives and friends are invited to the Wheatridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, on Saturday, August 27, 2016, for a visitation 1 to 2 PM, and a memorial service from 2 to 3 PM, to be officiated by Rev. Irvin Martin. Interment will take place at Gehman Mennonite Church with Rev. Phil Horning officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Jubilee Ministries, 235 South 12th Street, Lebanon, 17042.Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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



Wenger, Eli C.
, 87, formerly of Akron, went to the place prepared for him and all believers of Jesus Christ on Thursday, July 7, 2016. Eli was born and raised on his father's farm in Blue Ball on September 19, 1928, where he attended grades 1 through 8, then graduated from the former New Holland High School in 1946. He was the son of the late Eli D. and Anna Mary (Shirk) Wenger and was the husband of his help mate, Ruth (Henry) Wenger for 56 ½ years before her passing in 2005.

He was a member of Grace Baptist Church. He took courses at Lancaster Theological Seminary and Albright College, Reading, where he was the oldest member of the Lay School of Theology.

In June of 1946 he opened the Sunoco Station on the square in Blue Ball. In 1951 he became a mechanic at Shirk's Chevrolet in Paradise. He served in the USMC during the Korean War as a shop chief, later becoming the service manager at Messick Chevrolet, Ephrata, then at A.W. Golden Pontiac & Cadillac, Reading, and Whitney Olds & Cadillac, Brownstown.

The last 25 years of his life he worked in outside sales, first at Plain & Fancy Egg Ranch, Elizabethtown, then as sales manager at Gould Battery of Scranton, Grasshopper Mowing Equipment, Mountridge, KS, and with Lawn Care Equipment, Terre Hill. Eli was a member of Sandler Sales System President Club, Baltimore, MD.

He loved his work; threw his heart over the fence for it! He taught Sunday School most of his life, beginning at age 16, preached his first sermon at age 17, served as supply preacher, and correlated Lay Witness Missions with Lay Life of Nashville, TN. Eli was a licensed pilot, an avid reader of history and collected old books. He also volunteered at the Ephrata Cloister and the Historical Society of Cocalico Valley, Ephrata.

Oh, how he loved his church and his Lord

He is survived by a son, Daniel L. Wenger, and 2 sisters, Betty, wife of Martin Greider of Lancaster and Susan, wife of Milford Smucker of Harrisburg, OR. In addition to his wife and parents, he is preceded in death by 3 sisters, Helen S. (Wenger), wife of Martin Eby of Mohnton, Miriam (Wenger), wife of Dr. John Martin of Lancaster, Arlene (Wenger), wife of Horace Martin of Landis Homes, Lititz.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 12:30 to 2:00 PM, at the Grace Baptist Church, 1899 Marietta Avenue, Lancaster, followed by funeral services at 2:00 PM, with Pastor Mervin Reich officiating. Internment will take place in the Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eli's memory may be made to the Ephrata Cloister, 632 W. Main Street, Ephrata, PA, 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 7/12/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Frank Gabrial
, 77, of Harrisonburg, passed away Jan. 26, 2016, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Sarasota, Fla. Mr. Wenger was born July 31, 1938, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Amos Daniel and Nettie Ellen Rhodes Wenger.

He was a farmer and a member of the Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church in Dayton. On Sept. 14, 1961, he married the former Mary Etta Shank, who survives.

Also surviving are four sons, Dennis E. Wenger and wife, Ann Marie, of Harrisonburg, Arnold L. Wenger and wife, Carol, of Harrisonburg, Eber F. Wenger and wife, Gloria, of Singers Glen, and Wilson J. Wenger and wife, Lisa, of Mount Solon; two brothers, Fredrick A. Wenger and wife, Alma, of Mount Clinton, and Jacob D. Wenger and wife, Mary Lou, of Dayton; two sisters, Anna G. Knicely and husband, Amos, of Dayton, and Esther E. Rohrer and husband, Paul, of Hinton; and seven grandchildren, Dalton, Ciera, Brooklynn, Spencer, Antonia, Hayley and Dawson Wenger.

Mr. Wenger was preceded in death by two brothers, Paul R. Wenger and Reuel D. Wenger, and two sisters, Martha E. Wenger and Frances E. Rohrer.

Timothy Showalter, Elvin Shank, Chad McMurray and Curvin Zimmerman will conduct a funeral service Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery. The family will receive friends Friday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church. Flowers may be sent to 112 Meigs Lane, Dayton, VA 22821 or in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Salvation Army, P.O. Box 468, Harrisonburg, VA 22803. McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 1/28/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Fredrick Amos
, 86, of Harrisonburg, passed away March 22, 2016, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Mr. Wenger was born Sept. 1, 1929, in Rockingham County and was the son of the late Amos Daniel and Nettie Ellen Rhodes Wenger.

He was a poultry farmer and a member of Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church. On Sept. 15, 1961, he married the former Alma Rebecca Hubbard, who survives. Also surviving are a son, Roger Wenger and wife, Tonie, of Harrisonburg; a brother, Jacob D. Wenger and wife, Mary Lou, of Dayton; two sisters, Anna G. Knicely and husband, Amos, of Dayton, and Esther E. Rohrer and husband, Paul, of Hinton; and one grandson, Waylon Wenger.

Mr. Wenger was preceded in death by three brothers, Paul R. Wenger, Reuel D. Wenger and Frank G. Wenger, and two sisters, Martha E. Wenger and Frances E. Rohrer.

Timothy Showalter, Elvin Shank and Chad McMurray will conduct a funeral service Friday, March 25, 2016, at Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Daily News Record - 3/23/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Lizzie S. Weaver
, 96, of Denver, formerly of New Holland, died of natural causes on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Cocalico Christian Home in Denver.

Born in Leola, she was the daughter of the late Enos and Fannie (Snyder) Weaver. Her husband, Eli Wenger, died Oct. 31, 2006.

Lizzie was a homemaker and a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are three sisters and a brother, Nora Hurst of Ephrata, Etta, married to Edwin Horning of Ephrata, Aaron Weaver of Myers-town, and Esther, married to Samuel Horst of Ephrata; two brothers-in-law, Ivan, married to Mary Nolt of Ephrata, and Michael, married to Minnie Horning of Myerstown; a sister-in-law, Thelma, married to Harry Good of Newmanstown; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death are three sisters, Mary Hoover, Anna Nolt, and Mabel Horning; two brothers, Raymond Weaver, and Joseph Weaver; a sister-in-law, Joyce (Musser) Weaver; and a brother-in-law, Raymond Hurst.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 21, at 9 am at Fairmount Homes, Farmcrest Chapel with further services at 9:30 am at Groffdale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 pm at Fairmount Homes, Farmcrest Chapel, 1100 Farmcrest Dr., Ephrata. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/19/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wenger, Marion Pauline Reesor

Sept. 28, 1925 - June 10, 2016

WAKARUSA - Marion Pauline Wenger, 90, of Wakarusa, died at 8:23 a.m. Friday, June 10, at her residence.

She was born Sept. 28, 1925, in Markham, Ontario, to Carl and Annie (Wideman) Reesor.

She married Norman R. Wenger on Oct. 18, 1952, and he died Oct. 10, 1993.

Surviving are her seven children, Phyllis (Dave) Kulp of New Paris, Herbert (Eileen) Wenger of Union, Mich., David (Sheryl) Wenger of Marlette, Mich., Nancy Wenger of Wakarusa, Andrew (Diana) Wenger of Goshen, Douglas (Sally) Wenger of Wakarusa and Patricia (Nathan) Stoltzfus of Honeybrook, Pa.; three brothers, John (Anna) Reesor, Harold (Stella) Reesor, and Kenneth (Esther) Reesor, all of Stouffville, Ontario; four sisters, Marie Brubaker of Elora, Ontario, Evelyn (Art) Byer of Stouffville, Nancy (Owen) Witmer, Columbiana, Ohio and Kathryn Morrison of Stouffville; 33 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Norman R. Wenger, and two brothers, Cecil and Elmer Reesor.

She owned and operated FarmWood Bed and Breakfast. Marion was a member of Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 12 and from 2 to 4 and 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 13, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. Service will follow at 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 14, at Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen. Home ministry will officiate and burial will be in Frame Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Christian Aid Ministries, Millersburg, Ohio.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 11, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Whetzel, Peggy Kline
, 71, of Harrisonburg, VA died January 5, 2016, after a period of poor health, at the same place. She was born May 6, 1944 at Harrisonburg, VA to Virgil and Helen (Dovel) Kline.

Surviving are children, Randy Horst and wife, Angelina; Melissa Pennington and husband, Marty; Sandra "Sam" Baker and special friend, Junior Losh; four grandchildren.

She attended Eastern Mennonite High School. Worked at Cargill in Dayton, VA for 25 years as a quality control supervisor.

Memorial services were held January 7, 2016 at Kyger Funeral Home, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Eastlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrsonburg, VA.

Submitted by: Julie Shiflet, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wickey, Menas A.

July 28, 1938 - Nov. 1, 2016

HOMER, Mich. - Menas A. Wickey, 78, passed away Tuesday, Nov. 1.

He was born July 28, 1938, to the late August D. and Emma H. (Schwartz) Wickey.

He married Susan N. Schwartz; she survives.

Surviving also are 13 children, Marcus, Alan, Lester, David, Phenis, Daniel, Emma and Mary Anne Wickey, Bertha and Ruth Yoder, Ruby Shetler, Elsie and Carol Schwartz,; 86 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren; brothers Corneal of LaGrange and Pheneas Wickey; sisters Susan Schmidt, Lucinda Schwartz, Ruth Beachy, Mary Coblentz, Delilah and Clara Eicher.

Preceding him in death were six grandchildren, his parents and three brothers.

Visitation will be at Phenis Wickeys residence from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3,

Funeral service will be at 9 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, at the Mark Schwartz residence, 28483 V Drive South, Homer.

Final resting place will be in Homer Community Amish Cemetery.

Arrangements are entrusted to J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Mich.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 3, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wideman, Earl
, 71, of St.Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died March 23, 2016 at the same place from terminal illness: Interstitial Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He was born May 11, 1944 to Menno and Salema Wideman. On June 16, 1965 he was married to Erma Frey, who was born April 26, 1943 and survives.

Surviving are children, Laurie Wideman Gold, Paul Wideman, Anne Wideman Leonard, and Sherry Wideman Portnoff.

Memorial services were held March 28, 2016 at Floradale Mennonite church, Floradale, ON with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Erin Miles, Floradale, ON
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Wiens, Mildred Mae Berg

Mildred Mae Wiens, 90, died Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, SD. Funeral services will be at 2:00pm Monday, January 25, 2016 at Salem Zion Mennonite Church (North), rural Freeman, SD. Visitation with family present will be from 2-4pm Sunday at the Tieszen Home Chapel, Marion. Arrangements by Hofmeister Jones Funeral Home.

Mildred was born on July 2, 1925 at Marion, SD to Isaac and Marie (Graber) Berg. She grew up in the Marion area and graduated from Marion High School in 1943. On November 19, 1944 she was united in marriage to Harvey Wiens. They were married for 69 years. She was baptized by the Rev. H Albert Classen at the Salem Zion Mennonite Church where as an adult Mildred chaired and participated in many church committees. Mildred was a farmer's wife for 16 years and after moving to Freeman she cooked at various restaurants and was known for her delicious pies. For 9 years Mildred was a co-truck driver with her husband who was an owner/operator driver for Midwest Coast Transport. They enjoyed their time on the road and yet always made time for fishing, camping and family. Mildred was always ready to play a game of cards or a board game, that was her favorite past time. Harvey and Mildred lived near Freeman most of their life and after retirement enjoyed spending twenty winters in Mission, TX. Mildred and Harvey became residents at the Tieszen Memorial Home in Marion, SD in 2009.

Grateful for having shared her life are: 2 sons, Orvis Wiens, Phoenix, AZ and Barton Wiens, Loveland, CO; 4 daughters, Jenell Porter, Denver, CO, Glenda (Scott) Schempp, Vermillion, SD, Lynette Anderson, Sioux Falls, SD, and Vera (Jon) Lenderts, Edinburg, TX; grandchildren, Lona (Matt) Christensen, Rapid City, SD, Bryan (Jeni) Wiens, Albany, MN, Joshua (Sanda) Wiens and Shane Wiens, all of Everett, WA, Nicole (Chris) Solomon, Mitchell, SD, Dustin Schempp and Amanda Holden, Sioux Falls, SD, Jarrod Koerner, Sioux Falls, SD; great-grandchildren, Destiny, Lauren, Caiden, Aurelia, Taylor, Lucas, Hadley, and Noah: great-great granddaughter, Millianah; step-grandchildren, Tracy (Wamser) Knox, Parachute, CO, Sarah (Jamie) DeJean, Dilworth, MN, Jim Lenderts, Fort Collins, CO, Jackie Loger, Sioux Falls, SD and Susan (Jeff) Ventimiglia, Raleigh, NC; step-great grandchildren, Brandon, Brett, Brice, Justin, Alexandra, Isabella, Jessica, Carolyn, Annelise, Marielle and Madeline; two sisters, Janice (Peter) Stahl, Flandreau, SD and Doris Pearson, Colorado Springs, CO; 1 brother-in-law and his wife, Dennis (Lavida) Wiens, Shevlin, MN and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Harvey, a daughter-in-law, Janet, brother-in-law, Merton Pearson, brother-in-law, Arvel Wiens and his wife, Marian Wiens.

Hofmeister-Jones Funeral Home
Marion, SD
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Wiens, Mildred, 90, of Marion, SD died January 19, 2016. She was married to Harvey Wiens, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Orvis Wiens, Barton Wiens, Jenell Porter, Glenda Schempp, Lynette Anderson, and Vera Lenderts.

Memorial services were held January 25, 2016 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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



Williams, Samuel Edwin
, 51, of Kalona, IA died February 17, 2016 at Iowa City, Johnson Co., Iowa. He was born March 20, 1964 at Dixon, IL to Edwin and June Williams. On June 16, 1984 at Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa he was married to Cindy Detweiler, who survives.

Surviving are two daughters: Sharayah Williams of Albuquerque, NM; and Tiana Williams of Lawrence, KS; a brother, Daniel (Debra) Williams, Goshen, IN; and a sister, Amy (Jeff) McArtor of Davenport, IA.

Memorial services were held February 22, 2016 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa.

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



Wingard, Kendon James

Aug. 7, 2009 - Aug. 6, 2016

SHIPSHEWANA — Kendon James Wingard, 6, of Shipshewana, died at 11:48 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at IU Health Goshen Hospital, from injuries of an accident earlier that day.

He was born Aug. 7, 2009, in LaGrange to Christy F. and Lorraine V. (Miller) Wingard. Surviving are his parents; brothers Jerold Luke Wingard and Zachary Drew Wingard; sister Jaida Hope Wingard; grandparents Freman J. and Leora Wingard of Shipshewana and Vernon A. and Marilyn Miller of Millersburg; and great-grandparents Albert E. and Rosa Mullet of Millersburg.

Kendon was a little boy full of life and was very excited to start attending first grade at Brookside School.

Visitation will be all day Monday at the family residence, 10265 W. U.S. 20. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Richard Miller home, 10375 W. U.S. 20. Bishop Ernie Troyer and the home ministers will officiate. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 8, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin



Witmer, Harry

SALEM - Harry Witmer, 81, passed away early Thursday morning, April 7, 2016, at Salem Regional Medical Center. Mr. Witmer was born Feb. 12, 1935, in Dayton, Va., a son of the late Merle and Annie (Rhodes) Witmer. He was a well-known farmer and carpenter. Harry was a member of the Salem Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Ruth VanPelt, whom he married May 20, 1962; three daughters, Lorraine (Clyde) Witmer of Monterey, Va., Phyllis (Arlin) Benner of McGaheysville, Va., and Thelma Witmer of Dayton, Va.; three grandchildren, Austin and Jared Witmer of Monterey, Va., and Courtney (Colin) McGurrin of Bartow, W.Va.; one great-granddaughter, Eleanora McGurrin of Bartow, W.Va.; two brothers, Amos H. Witmer of Mount Crawford, Va., and Jacob Witmer of New Holland, Pa.; and a sister, Martha Lehman of Columbiana. He is preceded in death by three daughters, Beverly, Wanda and Diana; one son, Clifford; two brothers, Walter Witmer and Daniel Witmer; one sister, Elsie Nason; and two infant brothers. The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, April 11, at Salem Mennonite Church, 40725 Lodge Road, Leetonia. Salem Mennonite Church ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at Salem Mennonite Church. The family has entrusted Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home in Columbiana, Ohio, with the arrangements for their loved one.

Daily News Record - 4/8/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Witmer, Kathryn O. Sensenig
, 86, of Narvon, formerly of Bowmansville, died Wednesday, April 13, 2016, after a lengthy illness at Zerbe Sisters Nursing Center.

Born in Ephrata Twp., she was the daughter of the late Isaac W. and Katie (Oberholtzer) Sensenig. Her husband, Roy G. Witmer, died in 1984.

Kathryn worked for 29 years at the former Allen G. Musser appliance and hardware store in Bowmansville. Later she volunteered and worked for several years at the Ephrata Re-Uzit Store.

She was a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church where she was active with the Sewing Circle and as a Sunday school teacher.

Surviving are three sons, Kenneth R., married to Lorraine (Landis) Witmer of East Earl, Dale E., married to Susan (Siomko) Witmer of Ephrata, and Robert L., married to Janice (Horning) Witmer of Clearfield; eight grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are two sister and two brothers, Loretta Sensenig, Amos Sensenig, Dorothy Leid, and Isaac Sensenig.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 18 at 10 am at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, PA 17519 with Pastor Larry Weber and Pastor Harold Eberly officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 6-8 pm and on Monday from 9-10 am at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, address above. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/15/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Witmer, Lucille Mae Detwiler
, 84, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died February 18, 2016 at Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. She was born November 16, 1931 at Salem, Columbiana Co., OH to Marcus and Estella (Schloneger) Detwiler. On May 2, 1952 she was married to Warren Witmer, who survives.

Surviving are children, Dennis Witmer (Silver Spring, MD); Joyce (Mark) Nafziger (Archbold, OH); Marlene Wilhelm (Homer City, PA); Gerald (Marlene) Witmer (Poolesville, MD); and son-in-law Dale Wenger (Columbiana, OH); 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and her siblings, Ellis (Caroline) Detwiler (Harrisonburg, VA); Kenneth (Marlene) Detwiler (Youngstown, OH); Richard Detwiler (Salem, OH); John (Cheryl) Detwiler (Yuma, TN); David (Nancy) Detwiler (Boston, MA); Lorene (Marty) Ruby (Columbiana, OH); and Janice (James) Ziegler (Dalton, OH).

A daughter, Cheryl Wenger and three brothers, Dale Detwiler, Donald Detwiler, and Rollin Detwiler preceded her in death.

Together, Warren and Lucille visited forty-eight states, all the provinces of Canada, and thirteen countries of Europe.

Memorial services were held February 27, 2016 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana, OH
the adjoining cemetery.

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



Witmer, Ruth A. VanPelt
, 75, of Leetonia, Ohio, passed away unexpectedly late Sunday evening, July 3, 2016, at her home. Mrs. Witmer was born on Nov. 3, 1940, in Columbiana, Ohio, a daughter of the late John Robert and Barbara Ellen (Shaum) VanPelt. She was a very caring wife and mother. Ruth attended the Salem Mennonite Church.

She is survived by three daughters, Lorraine (Clyde) Witmer of Monterey, Phyllis (Arlin) Benner of McGaheysville and Thelma Witmer of Dayton; three grandchildren, Austin and Jared Witmer of Monterey, and Courtney (Colin) McGurrin of Bartow, W.Va.; one great-granddaughter, Eleanora McGurrin of Bartow, W.Va.; and brothers, Lloyd VanPelt, Floyd (Esther Yoder) VanPelt and Wayne (Rebecca Lehman) VanPelt, all of Columbiana, Ohio.

She is preceded in death by husband Harry; three daughters, Beverly, Wanda and Diana; one son, Clifford; and special sister-in-law, Luella Falb VanPelt.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, July 8, at Pleasant View Mennonite Church, 3990 Renkenberger Road, Columbiana, OH 44408. Salem Mennonite Church ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 7, at Pleasant View Mennonite School, 2419 Beeson Mill Road, Leetonia, OH 44431.

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

Daily News Record - 7/6/2016
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wolgemuth, Elise Myer
, 92, Longwood Manor, Maytown, formerly of Mount Joy, left us to kneel at the feet of Jesus on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Born in Lampeter, she was the daughter of the late Elias and Cora Myer. Elsie was the wife of the late J Lloyd Wolgemuth. They had celebrated 57 wonderful years of marriage.

Elsie was a woman of many talents \'96 She and Lloyd were known by many customers and friends at Wolgemuth Fruit Market in Mount Joy. For years she supplied the market with her homemade bread, pies, and fudge. She was a tailor and seamstress as a home business, had a long tenure as a Sunday school teacher, was greatly involved with church planting locally with the Marietta Chapel, a constant communicator with missionary families all over the world, and for the last 30 years, she wrote a weekly letter and email to a long address list, calling it the Saturday Night Blessing. Elsie was a prayer warrior and dedicated her life to the wellbeing of others.

Elsie will be greatly missed by her 2 daughters and 3 sons, M Louise Wolgemuth, Manassa, CO, James L (Sherry) Wolgemuth, John D (Companion Anita Mohler) Wolgemuth, C Ellen (Rick) Rinier, all of Mount Joy, PA and Herbert R (Martha) Wolgemuth of Harleysville, PA. Elsie adored her family including her 14 grandchildren and their spouses and 23 great-grandchildren. Elsie will also be missed by her sister, Bertha M Shelly. We love our Aunt Bertha and owe her so much for sharing her home with our mom for the last 11 years since Dad is gone. Elsie was preceded in death by her parents and brothers Harold Myer and Elmer Myer.

Friends will be received from 10 \'96 11 A.M. with the Life Celebration to begin at 11 A.M. on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at the Marietta Community Chapel, 1125 River Road, Marietta, PA. Memorial contributions may be made to Eastern Mennonite Missions, 53 West Brandt Blvd, PO Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538-0458. To send an online condolence, please visit www.sheetzfuneralhome.com Sheetz

Funeral Home, Inc., Mount Joy, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 5/8/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Wyse, Deloris "Dee" M. Short
, 87, of Archbolds, Fulton Co., OH died December 31, 2016 at the same place. She was born May 10, 1929 at Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH to Cletus and Mary (Wyse) Short. On August 17, 1952 she was married to Marvin "Tex" J. Wyse, who was born November 12, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are children, Max (Michelle), Lonnie (Bonnie) and Mark Wyse; ten grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Doris, Dee’s twin sister, (Andrew) King, Evelyn (Wesley) Wyse and a sister-in-law, Ilva Short.

Three brothers, Dale, Willard “Bill” and Walt Short preceded her in death.

Dee worked at Lugbill’s, Delta Livestock, Lantz’s Store in Pettisville and was a bookkeeper for Rupp Lumber Company. Since retirement Tex and Dee spent 13 summers helping at Prairie Bee Camp in Ontario, Canada, and later spent summers on the staff at Little Eden Camp for 12 years, in Onekama, MI where they helped with retreats. She was an active member of Central Mennonite Church near Archbold.

Memorial services were held January 6, 2017 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, OH.

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



Wyse, Virgie Lucile Schmucker

Sept. 2, 1922 - July 15, 2016

WEST UNITY, Ohio - Virgie Lucile Wyse, 93, formerly of the Stryker and Archbold areas, passed away Friday morning, July 15, at her home in rural West Unity.

She was born Sept. 2, 1922, at Archbold, the daughter of Myron and Herma (Short) Schmucker.

She married Mahler J. Wyse on Nov. 25, 1941, and he preceded her in death on July 3, 2003.

A Stryker resident for many years, she moved to Archbold in 1996. She was a homemaker, an excellent seamstress, unrivaled cook and avid quilter. She was faithful in her attendance at the quilts at Care and Share in Archbold as long as she was able.

She was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker, where she served the Lord in many capacities. It was one of her great joys. She was caretaker of many, including her father, her mother-in-law, her husband, and all of her children and grandchildren. She aided anyone in need.

She is survived by five children, Dana Stalter of Nappanee, Jeannie (Allen) Stuckey of Goshen, Tom (Dawn) Wyse of Archbold, Edwin (Joyce) Wyse of West Unity and Anne (Mike Towne) Bok of Stryker; a daughter-in-law, Becky (Jeff) Rupp of Wauseon; 21 grandchildren; 67 great-grandchildren; six great-great grandchildren; two brothers, Maurice (Ruth) Schmucker of Archbold and Walter (Vera) Schmucker of Goshen; two sisters, Jean (Virgil) Eddy of Barnesville, and Anna Rose Fuentes, Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Philip “Fox” Wyse; a son-in-law, Larry Stalter; two grandchildren, Roger Stalter and Frankie Wyse; and three sisters, Nellie Wyse, Bessie King, and Mary Beck.

Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 19 at Lockport Mennonite Church with Pastors Steve Heatwole and Dee Custar officiating. Interment will follow in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 18.

The family suggests that memorial gifts be given to Lockport Mennonite Church.

Short Funeral Home in Archbold is entrusted with arrangements.

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

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Wyse, Virgie Lucille Schmucker, 93, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died July 15, 2016 at West Unity, Williams Co., Ohio. She was born September 2, 1922 at Archbold, OH to Myron and Herma (Short) Schmucker. She was married to Mahler J. Wyse, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Dana Stalter; Jeannie (Allen) Stuckey; Tom (Dawn) Wyse; Edwin (Joyce) Wyse; Anne (Mike Towns) Bok; 21 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren; and siblings, Maurice (Ruth) Schmucker; Walter (Vera) Schmucker; Jean (Virgil) Eddy; and Anna Rose Fuentes.

A son, Philip "Fox" Wyse; a son-in-law, Larry Stalter; two grandsons, Roger Stalter, and Frankie Wyse; and three sisters, Nellie Wyse, Bessie King, and Mary Beck preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2016 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Williams Co., OH.

Submitted by: Barb Crossgrove, Stryker, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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