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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.

2017  S1


Sadler, Rachel L. ; . . Sauder, Calvin D. ; . . Sauder, Clara Buchen ; . . Sauder, David F. ;. . Sauder, Ruth Z. Zimmerman ; . . Schertz, Lois Mae Schertz ; . . Schlabach, Jesse O. ; . . Schlabach, Melvin J. ; . . Schmell, Stella May ; . . Schmidt, Edward Dennis ; . . Schmucker, Eleanor M. Stout ; . . Schmucker, Mervin Lee ; . . Schowalter, Elsie Marie Stauffer ; . . Schrag, Marjorie Elaine Sawtelle ; . . Schrock, Edward A. ; . .Schrock, John Stephen ; . . Schrock, Katie Knepp ; . . Schrock, Nedra Ruth Miller ; . .  Schrock, Viola M. Schrock Lambright ; . . Schrock, Wilma J. Lehman ; . . Schwartz, Lovina S. ; . . Seibel, Kathryn M. Zimmerman ; . . Sensenig, Anna Mae Frederick ; . . Sensenig, Erwin S. ; . . Sensenig, Milton N. ; . . Sensenig, Miriam E. Wanner ; . . Sensenig, Moses B. ; . . Shaffer, Vera Mae ; . . Shank, Edith Lorene Good ; . . Shank, Weston Jared ; . . Shantz, Mervin B. ; . . Shelly, Jane E. Landis ; . . Shenk, Warren G. ; . . Shirk, Anna H. ; . . Shirk, Clarence W. ; . . Shirk, Joseph Zimmerman ; . . Shirk, Lydia W. Weaver ; . . Shirk, Walter H. ; . . Short, Bernice Pauline ; . . Short, Dale Edward ; . . Showalter, Elsie Irene Geiser ; . . Showalter, Lydia Rhodes ; . . Showalter, Mary Ellen Koogler ; . . Shrock, Edward, Jr. ; . . Shrock, Lisa D. Weldy ; . . Skiles, Sarah "Louise" Knight ; . . Slabaugh, Dorothy ; . . Slaymaker, Warren J. ; . . Smith, Anna Schrock ; . . Smucker, Arthur A. ; . . Smucker, Elizabeth Jean ; . .

 

Sadler, Rachel L.
April 2, 1993 - September 9, 2017

Pine Grove
Rachel L. Sadler, 24, died Saturday, September 9, 2017 at home. She was born in Pottsville on April 2, 1993. She attended the Farm View Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference in Schuylkill Haven and worked at the Avenues Workshop in Pottsville. Surviving are her parents, Mark Ray and Esther Mae Martin Sadler; brothers, Louis, Gerald and Brandon Sadler; sisters, Amanda and Janelle Sadler, all at home; maternal grandparents, Paul and Mildred Martin of Pine Grove; paternal grandparents, Mark and Grace Sadler of Richland. Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 13, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. in Farm View Mennonite Church, 31 Farm View Road, Schuylkill Haven. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the church. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. of Schaefferstown is handling her arrangements.

Published in Lebanon Daily News, Sept. 11, 2017
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Sauder, Calvin D., 59, of Reinholds, passed away unexpectedly on December 19, 2017 at his home.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Christian and Anna Mary (Sensenig) Sauder of Lititz. Calvin was the loving husband of Jeanette (Burkholder) Sauder with whom he shared 38 years of marriage.

Calvin was a graduate of Ephrata High School. He owned and operated Sauder Fuel, Inc. for 22 years, and more recently volunteered at the Greater Berks Food Bank.

He was a member of Bethany Grace Fellowship and had a great love for God. He enjoyed motorcycling, car shows, bicycling, and most importantly spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

Surviving in addition to his wife and parents are two children, Matthew, married to Kendra (Weaver) Sauder of Stevens, and Emily, married to Christopher Fox of Mechanicsburg; three grandchildren, Beckett, Bowen, and Mia; a sister, Cindy, married to Sid Good of Ephrata; and a brother, Galen, married to Twila (Hess) Sauder of Lititz.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, December 23 at 10 am at Bethany Grace Fellowship, 400 Reading Road, East Earl with the Pastors Chris Smeltz and D. Adam Nagle officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Church on Friday from 5-8 pm and on Saturday from 9-10 am. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to the Greater Berks Food Bank, 117 Morgan Dr., Reading, PA 19608. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/21/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sauder, Clara Buchen, 93, of 333 Wheatridge Drive, Ephrata, formerly of New Holland went home to be with her Lord on December 2, 2017. Born in Farmersville, she was the daughter of the late J. Landis and Clara Rutt Buchen. She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Isaac L. Sauder.

Clara was a member of New Holland Mennonite Church where she served as Sunday School Teacher and Summer Bible School teacher. She enjoyed sewing with the Women's Sewing Circle making comforters and baby layettes for Mennonite Central Committee. In later years she sewed many baby layettes.

She was a gifted pianist and continued to play piano into her 90's.

Clara was employed at Akron Shoe Factory, and later at New Holland Lingerie. Early in their marriage, Clara and her husband worked with physically and mentally challenged individuals at the Woodbine Colony in Woodbine, New Jersey.

She was preceded in death by two sons, Donald R. and Delmar L. (married to Lois Lantz, Gordonville, who survives). Also surviving are her son Jay W. (married to Joyce Yoder), Meyersdale, PA and daughter Joyce E. Davenport, Fishersville, VA; eight grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Clara was also preceded in death by four siblings and their spouses: Esther and Parke Herr, Vera and Martin Weaver, Elizabeth and Nelson Landis, Kenneth and Rhoda (Thomas) Buchen, and her brother Caleb. She is survived by her brother Curvin (Lois Garber) and four sisters, Thelma Sauder (Raymond, deceased), Rhoda Leaman (Ben), Lois Kautz (Don), and Laverne Peifer (Chris). Clara is also survived by her dear friend and caregiver, Katie Kauffman.

Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. If desired, contributions may be made to Hospice & Community Care, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604. Arrangements with Groff-High-Eckenroth Funeral Home.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/4/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sauder, David F., age 77, of Colby passed away on July 9, 2017 at his residence in the Town of Colby, Wisconsin.

A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Friday, July 14, 2017 at the Colby Mennonite Church in the Town of Colby. Bishop Nelson Newswanger, Carl Hoover, James Reiff, Mahlon Shirk and Martin Zimmerman will officiate. Interment will be held in the Colby Mennonite Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Hoover, Matthew Hoover, Chester Sauder, Allen Sauder, John Sauder, and Jason Sauder. Family and friends are welcome from 2:00 pm until 4:00pm and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Thursday, July 13, 2017 at W1561 County Road N, Colby. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Colby is entrusted with the arrangements.

David was born on October 1, 1939, the son of Samuel N. and Fannie H. (High) Sauder in Caernarvon Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. He attended the Caernarvon Elementary School until eighth grade. David married Esther S. Nolt on December 31, 1961 in Lancaster County, PA. They farmed in Lancaster County until April 4, 2011 moving to Colby, WI. David was a member of Colby Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

David is survived by his wife, Esther Sauder of Colby; children and grandchildren, Mary (Paul) Hoover and their sons, Nathaniel and Matthew Hoover. Paul died April 16, 1988, and Mary married Melvin Martin, and their children Anthony, Katie, Miriam, Jethro and Earl David; Earl (Martha) Sauder and their children, Nancy, Chester, Clinton, Norma, David, Anna Ruth and stillborn son; Wilma (Harry) Leinbach and their children, Sarah, Lawrence, Janette, Paul David, Cleason, Lucinda, Christian, Jeremiah, John Aaron, Mary Esther and Phillip; Martha (died March 14, 2007) (Tim) Lane and their son, Jesse David; Melvin (Elsie) Sauder and their children, Carolyn, Joanna, Allen, Lamar, Wayne, Stephen, Matthew, Michael (stillborn), Amanda and Jeremy; Roy (Darlene) Sauder and their children, Lucille, Rhoda, John, Floyd, Anne, Wilson, Roy Jr., Kristine, Kathleen, Amy and Jamin; Cleason (Marie) Sauder and their children, Jason, Marilyn, Rachel, Keith, Jolene, Janice, Darren, LuAnne, Linford, Sarah and Carson and 31 great-grandchildren. David is further survived by 7 sisters and 1 brother, Anna Martin, Lydia Leid, Mary Nolt, Ella (Harvey) Newswenger, Edna (David) Zimmerman, Edith (Daniel) Newswenger, Samuel (Bertha) Sauder and Emma (John) Zimmerman.

He was preceded in death by his brother-in-laws; Amos Martin, Jonas Nolt and Elmer Leid.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/11/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sauder, Ruth Z. Zimmerman, 74, of 1614 Center Church Rd., East Earl, died Thursday, November 16, 2017 at her home. Her husband, Noah M. Sauder, preceded her in death in 2006.

Born in Terre Hill, she was the daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Zimmerman) Zimmerman.

A homemaker, she was a member of Spring Grove Mennonite Church.

Surviving are two daughters: Dorcas married to Reuben Brubaker, Mohnton and Luella married to Amos Roy Zimmerman, East Earl; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; nine siblings: Ammon married to Mary Zimmerman, Stevens; John Harry married to Esther Zimmerman, Millmont; Lawrence married to Emma Zimmerman, Martinsburg; Ellen married to Ammon Sauder, Withee, WI; Ida married to Harry Martin, Martinsburg; Isaac married to Anna Mary Zimmerman, Terre Hill; Alvin married to Vera Zimmerman, Martinsburg; Eva married to Walter Nolt, Ephrata; Ervin married to Lucy Zimmerman, Orrstown; a brother-in-law Weaver Fox, Leola and a sister-in-law Etta Zimmerman, Mifflinburg.

She was preceded in death by a sister Alma Fox and two brothers, Weaver and Earl Zimmerman.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 8:45 a.m. at her late home with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Weaverland 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 Sunday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/18/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Schertz, Lois Mae Schertz
May 20, 1920 - May 24, 2017

GOSHEN - Lois Mae Schertz, 97, of Goshen, died peacefully May 24, 2017.

Born amid the cornfields in Lowpoint, Illinois, May 20, 1920, she grew up on a grain and dairy farm with her parents Emanuel and Lena (Drange) Schertz, and her brothers Eldon and Vernon and sister Wilma.

Lois attended Goshen College and received a two-year teaching certificate, after which she started a long and devoted career of teaching, first in one-room schools around Lowpoint, and later as an elementary teacher in Washburn, Illinois.

In December of 1941, she began a 63 year marriage with Russell Schertz, and on their farm in Lowpoint they raised three children, Deloss (Rose Kraybill), Dean (Amy Blackwell) and Elaine (Don Yost).

Along with teaching fulltime and caring for her children, Lois continued her education at Illinois State University, receiving both her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in education.

In 1980, Lois and Russell retired to Goshen, where Lois found new opportunities and friends.

She always was eager to have unique adventures – working for a time as a classical music deejay, serving a year as a principal in an inner city school in Chicago, and spending hours volunteering in many social service activities.

Lois’s deep spiritual faith, nurtured in the Mennonite church and community, led her to have a life-long concern for issues of social justice, and she actively demonstrated this concern through her activities and her friendships.

She embraced all she met with understanding and compassion offering the gift of unconditional acceptance and friendship. She imparted this gift to her children and grandchildren, along with her passion for reading, music, and an unending curiosity for exploring the world in which she lived.

Lois’ love and enthusiasm for life will long be remembered and missed by her children and grandchildren, Benjamin Yost, Casey Yost, Jessamyn Schertz, Peter Schertz and Kate Schertz, as well as three great-grandchildren, Samantha Yost, Jaiden Yost, and Nadia Hodzic Yost.

The family would like to extend gratitude to the many friends who provided so much companionship in Lois’ last years, as well as to the caregivers, van drivers and administrative staff at Greencroft who all went beyond the call of duty in providing needed care and support.

A service remembering her life and gifts will be July 15 at the College Mennonite Church in Goshen. There will be a visitation at 3 p.m. service at 5 p.m. and a fellowship dinner at 6 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Pacific Garden Mission, 1458 S. Canal St., Chicago, IL 60607 or to the Goshen Chapter of the American Association of University Women, 1422 Hampton Circle, Goshen, IN 46526.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 8, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Schertz, Lois M. Schertz, 97, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died May 24, 2017 at the same place. She was born May 20, 1920 at Lowpoint, IL to Emanuel and Lena (Drange) Schertz. On December 25, 1941 at Lowpoint, IL, she was married to Russell Henry Schertz, who was born July 21, 1911 and died May 14, 2004.

Surviving are children, Deloss (Rose Kraybill) Schertz, Dean (Amy Blackwell) Schertz, and Elaine (Don Yost) Schertz; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 15, 2017 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Douglas Vendrely, shen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schlabach, Jesse O.
June 2, 1933 - Oct. 15, 2017

GOSHEN - Jesse O. Schlabach, 84, of Goshen, died Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, at his residence, of an apparent heart attack.

He was born June 2, 1933, to Osa and Mary Ann (Stutzman) Schlabach.

On Nov. 30, 1961, in LaGrange County, he married Rosie Hochstetler; she died March 31, 1988. On June 27, 1991, he married Susie Yoder; she survives.

Survivors also are daughters Martha (Amos) Yoder, Wilma (Devon) Hochstetler and Ruth (Howard) Lambright; 26 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; two brothers, Henry and Alpha Schlabach; and one great-granddaughter.

Visitation will be all day Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Howard Lambright residence, 62308 C.R. 37, Goshen.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, also at the Howard Lambright.

Burial will be in Nisley Cemetery, Goshen.

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

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


 

Schlabach, Melvin J.
Feb. 25, 1937 - March 9, 2017

LAGRANGE - Melvin J. Schlabach, 80, died Thursday, March 9, 2017.

He was born Feb. 25, 1937, to Jacob and Susie (Schrock) Schlabach.

He married Ida Mae Lambright; she survives.

Survivors also are daughters, Kathryn Miller, Susan Eash, Elma Eash, Edna Bontrager, Esther Bontrager, Ruby Yoder and Irma Hostetler; sons Dennis, Mervin, Wilbur, Sam, Richard and Kenneth Schlabach; 100 grandchildren; 136 great- grandchildren; brother Clarence Schlabach; sister Katie Kuhns; and half-sister Mary Ellen Gingerich.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three grandchildren; four great- grandchildren; a sister; six half brothers; and five half sisters.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Friday, all day Saturday, at Steve Hostetler residence, 3110 S. 300 W., LaGrange.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, at Hostetler residence.

Burial will be in Miller Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Mar 10, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schmell, Stella May, 98, of Souderton, PA died April 9, 2017 at Peter Becker Community. She was born May 1, 1918 at Bedminster Township, PA to Samuel and Stella (Landis) Schmell.

Stella is survived by many nieces and nephews, several great-nieces and great-nephews and a great-great-niece who is a namesake, Stella May Glissman of Richmond, VA.

Her siblings, Margaret Overholt, Marion Rice & Dorothy Schantz, Wilmer Schmell and Edward Schmell preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held April 18, 2017 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PAwith burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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


 

Schmidt, Edward Dennis, 82, of Waldheim, Sask, Canada died May 16, 2017 at the same place.

He was born November 3, 1934 at Waldheim, SK to Joel Isaac and Helene (Goertz) Schmidt. Joel was born April 4, 1896 and died in September 1952. Helene was born February 26, 1893 and died February 26, 1982.

On May 24, 1957 at Waldheim, SK he was married to Waldtraut Louise Regier, who was born May 25, 1935 and survives.

Surviving are a daughter, Deborah Bergen (Wes) and a son, Dwight Schmidt; two grandchildren, and a brother, Elmer Schmidt.

His siblings, Vernon Schmidt, Velma Schmidt, and Eldon Schmidt preceded in death.

AMBS grad 1964, C.O.M. India 1964-69, then high school teacher. Christian bookstore owner 1989-1999. Mennonite Historical Society (Sask).

Memorial services were held May 22, 2017 at Zoar Mennonite Church, Waldheim, Sask with burial in Waldheim town cemetary, Waldheim, SK.

Submitted by: Deb Bergen, Morgantown, WV
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schmucker, Eleanor M. Stout
June 15, 1928 - Oct. 6, 2017

NAPPANEE - Eleanor M. Schmucker, age 89, of Nappanee, died at 4:45 pm, Friday, Oct. 6, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa.

She was born June 15, 1928 in Nappanee to Claude and Gladys (Leasenby) Stout.

On Dec. 20, 1946, she married Tony Raymond “Bud” Schmucker. He survives, along with their children, Connie Peach, Peru, Tod (Laurie) Schmucker, Alan (Mona) Schmucker, both of Nappanee; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and two great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Bob Peach and brothers, Leonard and Richard Stout.

Family and friends may call from 3-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 9 and for one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service, Tuesday, Oct.10, all at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee. Rev. Janet McFall-Brown will officiate and burial will be in South Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to First Mennonite Church.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Oct. 8, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schmucker, Mervin Lee
March 10, 1972 - Dec. 25, 2017

GOSHEN - Mervin Lee Schmucker, 45, of Etna Green, died unexpectedly of natural causes in his Goshen apartment Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.

He was born March 10, 1972 in South Bend to Melvin J. and Erma (Helmuth) Schmucker. A lifetime area resident, he was a member of the Old Order Amish Church, Nappanee.

He is survived by his parents; siblings, Dennis Eugene (Regina Kay) Schmucker, Clara Fern (Jacob Lynn) Miller, of Etna Green, Anna Marie Schmucker, Lorene Sue Schmucker, of Nappanee, Martha Ella (Chris) Stutsman, Milford, Donald Jay Schmucker, Nappanee, Andrew (Sarah Jean) Schmucker, Harry James Schmucker, Freida Schmucker, Melvin Jay Schmucker Jr., of Etna Green; eight nieces; one great niece; and one great nephew.

Family and friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.27 and all day Thursday, Dec. 28 at the Duane Miller residence. 6875 W 800 N. Funeral services are at 9:30 a.m., Friday, Dec. 29 also at the Miller residence.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 27, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schowalter, Elsie Marie Stauffer
June 23, 1940 - July 31, 2017

GOSHEN - Elsie Marie Schowalter, 77, of Goshen, died Monday, July 31, 2017, at Goshen Health Hospital, following recent surgeries.

She was born June 23, 1940, in Gap, Pennsylvania, to Peter and Amanda (Stoltzfus) Stauffer.

On Dec. 2, 1972, she married Michael Schowalter; he survives.

Survivors also are sisters Mary Nissley, Verna Swartzentruber, Anna Belle Stauffer, Ruth Stoll and Marian Carpenter; brother Christian (Leah) Stauffer; and sister-in-law Clara Stauffer.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Melvin Stauffer.

Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Saturday, Aug. 5, at Maple City Chapel, Goshen. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorials may be given to the Pit Road Auto Ministry of Maple City Chapel.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 2, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schrag, Marjorie Elaine Sawtelle, 97, of Freeman, SD died February 10, 2017 at the same place. She was born November 11, 1919 at Peabody, KS. On October 18, 1956 she was married to Palmer Schrag, who died in 2012.

Surviving are children, Crystal (Larry) Underwood; Cindy (Tom) Zeiser; and Richard (Roxanne) Schrag; eight grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren.

First husband, LeRoy V. Kaufman and second husband preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 14, 2017 at Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, SDwith burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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


 

Schrock, Edward A.
Oct. 28, 1921 - Feb. 9, 2017

GOSHEN - Edward A. Schrock, 95, of Goshen, formerly of Wakarusa, died at 5:55 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen.

He was born Oct. 28, 1921, in Yoder, Kan., to David and Mattie (Yoder) Schrock.

He married Violet (Harter) Schrock on Jan. 25, 1942, in Wakarusa, and she died Dec. 1, 1999.

Edward is survived by his two sons, Merlyn Schrock of Elkhart and Garry (Bonita) Schrock of Goshen; two daughters, Jan Schrock of Mishawaka and Donna (Don) Bailey of Dowagiac, Mich.; a sister, Sue Kurtz of Goshen; two brothers, David (Karen) Schrock of Indianapolis and Robert (Diana) Schrock of South Bend; eight grandchildren, Angie (Marc) Blosser, Jeff (Jennifer) Schrock, Brad (Lynn) Schrock, Kyle, Jason, and Rachel Bailey, Allison and Emily Schrock; and seven great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Dean Schrock; a grandson, Shane Bailey; a brother, Alvin Schrock; and four sisters, Elizabeth Beck, Barbara Weaver, Alma Bontreger and Mary Yoder.

Edward was a farmer and truck driver.

He was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday Feb. 12, at the Meeting House, Greencroft, 1820 Greencroft Blvd., Goshen, and from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa.

A service will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 13, at Holdeman Mennonite Church, 65723 C.R. 1, Wakarusa.

Pastor BJ Leichty and Pastor Randy Detweiler will officiate.

Burial will take place in Olive (East) Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb 11, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Schrock, Edward A., 95, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died February 9, 2017 at the same place. He was born October 28, 1921 at Yoder, Reno Co., KS to David and Mattie Schrock. On January 25, 1942 at Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN he was married to Violet Harter, who died December 1, 1999.

Surviving are children, Merlyn Schrock, Garry (Bonita) Schrock, Jan Schrock, and Donna (Don) Bailey; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and siblings, Sue Kurtz, David (Karen) Schrock, and Robert (Diana) Schrock.

A son, Dean Schrock; a grandson, Shane Bailey; a brother, Alvin Schrock, and four sisters, Elizabeth Beck, Barbara Weaver, Alma Bontreger, and Mary Yoder preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 13, 2017 at Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, IN with burial in Olive East Cemetery, Elkhart, IN.

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

 


 

Schrock, John Stephen
December 10, 1964 - May 05, 2017

John Stephen Schrock, 52, of Loogootee, went to his Heavenly home surrounded by his family and friends at 9:05 p.m. Friday, May 5, 2017 after a courageous 3 year battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born December 10, 1964 in Washington, Indiana to Jonas and the late Anna (Yoder) Schrock.

Steve was the Pastor of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church and was ordained a pastor December 5, 1999 and a bishop May 12, 2002.

He loved camping with his family, collecting iron skillets, antique shopping and traveling. His grandchildren were the joy of his life and was looking forward to meeting his new grandson, who will arrive in July.

Steve was preceded in death by his mother, Anna (Yoder) Schrock.

He is survived by his wife, Fannie (Lengacher) Schrock, whom he married August 22, 1986; children, Melissa (Luke) Graber, Jevon (Rose) Schrock, Charity Schrock and Joseph Schrock, all of Loogootee; grandchildren, Lincoln Graber and Jasmine Schrock; father, Jonas Schrock of Elnora; siblings, Mary Esther Schrock and Olen (Juanita) Schrock, both of Elnora, Emma Arlene (Luke) Rhodes of Newberry, Thomas (Fae) Schrock of Elnora and Marvin (Pam) Schrock of Alaska; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Simon and Lydia Lengacher of Loogootee.

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Simon J. Graber Complex. Burial will follow in Mt. Joy Cemetery.

Visitation will be held Sunday, May 7, 2017 and Monday, May 8, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Simon J. Graber Complex.

Condolences may be made online at www.blakefuneralhomes.com.

Blake & Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery, IN.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schrock, Katie Knepp
September 28, 1935 - November 18, 2017

Katie Schrock, 82, of Goshen, died at 6:05 am, on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at Goshen Health Hospital after a one week stay. She was born on September 28, 1935, in Haven Kansas to John R. and Anna D. (Yoder) Knepp. On November 25, 1999 in Shipshewana she married Noah Schrock; he died June 12, 2004.

Surviving are four step-sons, Olan (Orpha) Schrock, Merle (Ruby) Schrock both of Millersburg, Gilbert (Edith) Schrock of New
Paris, Lester (Trisa) Schrock of Goshen; four step-daughters, Waneta (Crist) Gingerich of Wawaka, LeEtta (Howard) Hochstetler of Goshen, Marlene (Jacob) Yoder of Goshen, Pauline Schrock of Goshen; 42 step-grandchildren; 64 step great grandchildren; two sisters, Cora (John) Helmuth of Nappanee, Clara Yoder of IA; brother, John (Elizabeth) Knepp of Shipshewana; two sister-in-laws, Ella Knepp of LaGrange, Katie Knepp of Topeka; a brother-in-law, Owen Farmwald of KY.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two sisters, Susan Yoder and Anna Mae Farmwald, five brothers, Enos, Crist, Leroy, William, Daniel Knepp.

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

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Sunday, November 19 and all day Monday, November 20, at the Vernon Fry residence, 11070 CR 36 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, November 21, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Perry Wingard Jr. and the home ministers. Burial will be in Southeast Clinton Cemetery, Goshen.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schrock, Nedra Ruth Miller, 86, of Kalona, Washington Co., IA died June 1, 2017 at the same place. She was born May 21, 1931 at to Thomas and Ruth (Brenneman) Miller. On October 2, 1965 at Kalona she was married to Leo Schrock, who survives.

Surviving are children, Leon (Robin) Schrock, Parnell, IA; daughter-in-law Rhonda Schrock, Hesston, KS; 12 grandchildren, and a brother, Ned (Maggie) Miller of Windsor Heights.

A son John, a sister Jean Thomas, and two brothers, Lynn Miller and Roger Miller preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 8, 2017 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, IA with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona.

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



Schrock, Viola M. Schrock Lambright

Jan. 9, 1925 - Jan. 29, 2017

GOSHEN - Viola M. Lambright Schrock, 92, of Goshen, passed away Sunday, Jan. 29, at Goshen Hospital.

She was born Jan. 9, 1925, in Yoder, Kan., to Valentine and Barbara (Yoder) Schrock.

On June 14, 1942, she married Freeman Lambright in Topeka. He died July 5, 1992. On Nov. 10, 2001, she married David Schrock. He died Aug. 19, 2014.

Survivors include a daughter, LaVerda Borntrager of Goshen; three sons, Mervin (Ruth Ann) Lambright of Ogden, Utah, Gerald “Gary” (Ellen) Lambright of Bristol and Vernon “Vern” (Loretta) Lambright of Syracuse; five stepchildren, Stephen, Velma, Judy, Carolyn and Shirley; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Gladys Haarer and Betty (Perry) Marner; and three brothers, Floyd, Ernest and Glenn Schrock.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Mrs. Lambright Schrock was preceded in death by four siblings, a granddaughter, a son-in-law, Ernie Borntrager and two stepchildren.

Viola was a member of Townline Conservative Mennonite Church until her second marriage, when she started attending Griner Mennonite Church.

Friends and family may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 3, funeral service at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Burial will follow in Townline Cemetery, Topeka.

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

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 31, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schrock, Wilma J. Lehman
Oct. 6, 1946 - July 28, 2017

MIDDLEBURY - Wilma J. Schrock, 70, of Middlebury, died Friday, July 28, at Goshen Health Hospital after an extended illness.

She was born Oct. 6, 1946, to John and Edna (Eash) Lehman.

She married Samuel T. Schrock; he survives.

Other survivors include sons Anthony (Ceci) and Greg (Leigh) Schrock; granddaughters Bella and Val Schrock; sisters Marilyn (Menno) Bontrager and Ellen Lehman; brothers Merl (Grace), Ora (Betz), Leland, Harley (Debbie), Pete, Jerry and Olin (Katie) Lehman.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters Loranna Lehman and LaVerda Lehman.

Visitation will be from 1-6 p.m. Sunday July 30, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury.

There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Monday July 31, at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury.

Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Middlebury Food Pantry.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 29, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schwartz, Lovina S.
Jan. 9, 2004 - March 22, 2017

Lovina S. Schwartz, 13, of LaGrange, Ind. died Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at Parkview Regional Medical Center as a result of injuries from an accident.

Miss Schwartz was born on January 9, 2004 in LaGrange, Ind. to Daniel E.R. and Lydia L. (Eicher) Schwartz.

Living her lifetime in LaGrange County, she was currently a 6th grader at Buck Creek School in rural LaGrange, Ind. and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Along with her parents, she is survived by three sisters, Marilyn S. Schwartz, Verena S. Schwartz and Lydiann S. Schwartz all at home; three brothers, Daniel S. Schwartz, Samuel S. Schwartz, and Jacob S. Schwartz all at home; her maternal grandparents, Samuel and Lydia Eicher of LaGrange, Ind.; her paternal grandparents, Enos and Rosa Schwartz of Spencerville, Ind.; and maternal great-grandmothers, Margaret Eicher of Marysville, Ind. and Rachel Girod of Holmes County, Ohio.

Funeral services will take place on Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 9:30 am at the family residence, 0365 S – 250 W, LaGrange, Ind. with Bishop Andrew Borkholder and home ministers officiating.

Burial will follow at Mast Cemetery in rural LaGrange, Ind.

Visitation will take place on Thursday, March 23, 2017 after 5:00 pm and all day on Friday, March 24, 2017 at the family residence.

Frurip-May Funeral Home, Lagrange, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Seibel, Kathryn M. Zimmerman, 98, of Denver, formerly of Clay School Road, Ephrata, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, at Cocalico Christian Home.

Born in East Earl Twp. on August 7, 1918. She was the daughter of the late Harry and Mary (Martin) Zimmerman.

She was married in November 1937 to the late Warren I. Seibel, who passed away in 1982.

She was a member of Springville Mennonite Church.

Kathryn was a homemaker. She enjoyed quilting, reading, and doing puzzles.

Kathryn is survived by 7 children, Miriam, wife of Melvin Nolt of New Holland, Irvin, husband of Elva (Nolt) Seibel of Paradise, Clara, wife of James Lee Newswanger of Ephrata, David, husband of Mary Jane (Rutt) Seibel of Stevens, Warren, Jr., husband of Mabel (Sensenig) Seibel of Stevens, Kathryn, wife of Donald Groff of Lititz, Jason, husband of Karen (Habecker) of Ephrata; 33 grandchildren; 142 great-grandchildren; 33 great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Paul Zimmerman of Lititz.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by 2 granddaughters, 1 great-grandson, 1 great-great-granddaughter, and 4 siblings, Edna Martin, Elmer Zimmerman, Clara Martin, D. Martin Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, from 5 to 8 PM at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 8:45 AM at Midway Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Rd., Ephrata , with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/26/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sensenig, Anna Mae Frederick, 88, of East Earl, died Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at Landis Homes. She and her husband, Roy M. Sensenig, would have observed their 68th wedding anniversary on July 23.

She was the daughter of the late Isaac and Rebecca (Weaver) Frederick.

Anna Mae was a homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. A member of Goodville Mennonite Church, she enjoyed serving others while being involved with the Sewing Circle, the JGA Girl's Club, and the kitchen committee.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by three children: Janice married to Wilmer Stoner, Jonestown; Daryl G. married to Dianne (Sauder) Sensenig, East Earl; Dale L. married to Sharon (Nolt) Sensenig, Lititz; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Jay Roy Sensenig, a grandson Adrian Lee Sensenig, and a brother Marvin Frederick.

The family would like to thank the staff of Landis Homes for their compassionate care of Anna Mae.

Her memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Goodville Mennonite Church. Interment will be held privately by the family. A viewing will be held at the church on Friday from 6 – 8 p.m. There will be no viewing on Saturday; however the family will receive friends from 10:30 until the time of service. If desired, memorials may be sent to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/29/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Sensenig, Erwin S., 95, of Stevens, passed into the arms of Jesus on Thursday, January 19, 2017, at home.

He was born in Earl Township to the late Aaron M. and Mary Z. (Sensenig) Sensenig and was the husband of Mabel H. (Zimmerman) Sensenig with whom he shared 74 years of marriage.

He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church.

Erwin was a welder and a farmer. He loved to travel, especially to the cabin in Huntingdon County and Florida. He also loved life and the Bible, which he read through 3 times.

In addition to his wife, Erwin is survived by 8 children, Sally A., wife of Amos R. Arment of East Earl, Erwin S., Jr., husband of Jeanine Sensenig, of Maine, Rose M., wife of Elmer Stoltzfus of Stevens, William L., husband of Mary Jane Sensenig of Stevens, Thomas L. husband of Tammy Sensenig of Ephrata, Donald R., husband of Sharon Sensenig of Ephrata, Larry J., husband of Rheta Sensenig of Narvon, Nelson M., husband of Sharon Sensenig of New Holland; a daughter-in-law, Carol Sensenig of Lebanon; 26 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Keller, husband of Roseine Sensenig of Ephrata.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James Sensenig; a grandson, Trevor Gockley; 4 brothers and a sister.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, from 5 to 8 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Rd., Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2017, from 9 to 10 AM followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM with Pastor Eugene Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the Martindale Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Erwin's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 1/21/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sensenig, Milton N., 76, of 123 Martindale Road, Ephrata, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in Gordonville, PA, Leacock Township, he was a son of the late John and Mary (Nolt) Sensenig and was the husband of the late Susan W. (Brubaker) Sensenig.

He was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church.

Milton was in construction most of his life. He enjoyed talking with people and was friendly to everyone he met.

Milton is survived by 6 children, Mary Sue (Sensenig), married to Carl N. Martin of NY, Ruth Ann Sensenig at home, John C., married to Angela (Lapp) Sensenig of Ephrata, Leon D., married to Mary Esther (Hoover) Sensenig of Newmanstown, Esther Mae (Sensenig), married to Joel Martin of Lititz, Jason L., married to Kristy (Landers) Sensenig of Stevens; 18 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Noah N., husband of Esther (Weaver) Sensenig of Quarryville, John N., husband of Pauline (Weaver) Sensenig of Nottingham, Melvin N., husband of Pheobe Ann (Wenger) Sensenig of East Earl; 7 sisters, Anna, wife of Titus W. Burkholder of Gordonville, Barbara, wife of the late Paul Hursh of Lititz, Ruth, wife of the late Paul Hoover of Myerstown, Frances, wife of Harlan Martin of New Holland, Evelyn Snyder of Ephrata, Verna, wife of Leon Burkholder of Ephrata, Esther, wife of Lloyd Fox of East Earl and 2 brothers-in-law, Harlan Weaver of Manheim, Ellis Martin of Lititz.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Mary Etta Weaver, Erma Martin; a brother, David Sensenig and a sister-in-law, Betty L. (Moyer) Sensenig.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, December 3, 2017, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Farm Crest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 4, 2017, at 10:00 AM at Pequea Mennonite Church, Redwell Road, New Holland, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 11/30/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sensenig, Miriam E. Wanner, 95, of Fairmount Homes, formerly of Wanner Road, Ephrata, died Monday, February 6, 2017 at Fairmount Homes.

Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Walter and Fannie (Hurst) Wanner. Her husband, Clarence S. Sensenig, died March 11, 2013.

Miriam worked as a lunch lady and playground supervisor at the former Vocational School in Hinkletown.

She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church and enjoyed quilting and sewing.

Surviving are 8 children, Judy, married to H. Lamar Sensenig of Leola, Glenn, married to Susan (Weaver) Sensenig of Ephrata, Miriam, widow of Homer Nolt of New Holland, Dorothy, married to Roy Reiff of Stevens, Joyce, married to Earl Eby of Denver, Geraldine, married to David Shirk of Martinsburg, Clarence Sensenig of Denver, and Barry, married to Debra (Futer) Sensenig of Terre Hill; 31 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 16 great-great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death is a daughter, Arlene Martin; and a granddaughter, Marsha Eby.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 11 at 11 am at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata, with Eugene Weaver, Luke Weaver, and Javan Horst officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the church on Saturday from 9-11 am. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/7/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sensenig, Moses B., 72, of 1268 Weaverland Rd., East Earl died Monday, July 10, 2017 at his home. His wife, Anna N. (Nolt) Sensenig, survives.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Harvey and Katie (Burkholder) Sensenig.

Moses was a retired farmer and President of the Weaverland Produce Auction. He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by nine children: Lorraine Zimmerman (Lloyd), Lewisburg; Marion Zimmerman (Reuben), Penn Yan, NY; Lester Sensenig (Alta Reiff), Thorp, WI; Curvin Sensenig (Ella Zimmerman), Penn Yan, NY; Ivan Sensenig (Esther Mae Zimmerman), Narvon; Moses Sensenig, Jr. (Linda Weaver), East Earl; Jerry Sensenig, Narvon; Marlin Sensenig (Leann Hoover), Ephrata; Mark Sensenig (Regina Martin), East Earl; 54 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; 10 siblings: Minerva Martin (Noah), New Holland; Ada Horst (James), East Earl; Elsie Hoover (Aaron), Lititz; Katie Burkholder (Rufus), Penn Yan, NY; Arlene Zimmerman (Arthur), Penn Yan, NY; Harvey Sensenig (Edna Horst), East Earl; Marvin Sensenig (Lydia Burkholder), Shippensburg; Ellen Martin (Allen), Penn Yan, NY; Anna Hoover (Leon), Penn Yan, NY; Mary Jane Leid (Ervin), New Holland.

He was preceded in death by a brother Ivan Sensenig.

His funeral will be held on Friday, July 14, 2017 at 9 a.m. at the home of Mark Sensenig, 1255 Weaverland Rd., East Earl with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Weaverland Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the home of Mark Sensenig on Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/12/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shaffer, Vera Mae, 67, of Timberville, passed away Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at Living Waters in Timberville. Vera was born in Alliance, Ohio, on Nov. 4, 1949, and was a daughter of the late Irene Mae (Conrad) and Ralph Benjamin Shaffer.

She was a member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Vera is survived by two sisters, Esther S. Will and husband, Ronald, of Grottoes, and Mary S. Arnold and husband, Jonathan, of Glen Allen; and a brother, Robert P.S. Shaffer of Mount Crawford.

She is preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin Nathan Shaffer, and a sister, Martha Ellen Shaffer Hensley.

A graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, May 5, 2017, at Pike Mennonite Church Cemetery with Pastor Joe Slagell officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until 2 p.m. at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater following the graveside service. A memorial service will be conducted at 2:30 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with Pastor Joe Slagell and the Rev. Richard Reed officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made to Pike Mennonite Church, Land Purchase Fund, c/o Daniel Knicley, 6389 Scholars Road, Mount Crawford, VA 22841.

Daily News Record - 5/4/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shank, Edith Lorene Good, 92, of Rockingham, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, at the home of her daughter. Edith was born in Orange County, Va., on Aug. 11, 1925, and was a daughter of the late Nora Ethel (Wisman) and John Elmer Good.

She attended school at Peach Grove and Keezletown and graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School in 1942. She was a member of Bank Mennonite Church in Dayton. Mom was a great mom. She knew how to make fun out of small things: She played with us, made us goodies, loved parties, and loved children.

On Nov. 20, 1946, she was united in marriage to Stanley Gerald Shank, who preceded her in death on Nov. 30, 2009.

Edith is survived by four daughters, Ruth F. Schrock (Earl), Linda J. Swartz (Carroll), Elizabeth A. Brubaker (Charles), and Rebecca S. Good (Christian); a son, John G. Shank (Cynthia); sister, Velma Shank; brother, Austin Good (Lavene); 17 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Julia Rhodes; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is also preceded in death by a grandson, Weston Shank, and siblings, Frances Whetzel Barnhart, Carl Good, Aubrey Good, John Snively Good and Mildred Barnhart.

A graveside service will be conducted 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, at Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the Pike Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg with Bank Church Ministry officiating.

Daily News Record - 10/19/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shank, Weston Jared, 24, of Mount Solon, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, at the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Mr. Shank was born June 15, 1993, in Harrisonburg and was a son of John Glenn and Cynthia Harman Shank.

He was a member of Dayton Mennonite Church. Weston worked as a crew leader for Premier Vinyl. He enjoyed hunting, hanging out with his friends and riding motorcycles. Weston graduated from Buffalo Gap High School in 2012.

In addition to his parents, Weston is survived by his girlfriend, Dasha Sych; brothers, Kurtis J. Shank and Nicholas K. Shank and fiancée, Kyra A. Showalter; grandfather, Merlin D. Harman; grandmother, Edith G. Shank; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and many close friends. He was preceded in death by a grandmother, Gladys S. Harman, and a grandfather, Stanley G. Shank.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017, at 6:30 p.m. at Dayton Mennonite Church with Pastor Willard Eberly and the leadership team officiating. Burial will be held privately at Weavers Cemetery.

Friends may visit at McMullen Funeral Home on Thursday from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. to view and sign the register book.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 144, Timberville, VA 22853, or to the Mount Solon Fire and Rescue, 86 Emmanuel Church Road, Mount Solon, VA 22843.

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

Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.

Daily News Record - 8/10/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shantz, Mervin B., 91, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died September 26, 2017 at Kitchener, Waterloo Co., Ontario. He was born October 4, 1925 at Waterloo County, Ontario to Ivan B. and Irene B. (Bauman) Shantz. On April 20, 1949 he was married to Grace Stevanus, who was born May 17, 1927 and survives.

Surviving are children, Murray (Colleen) Shantz, Larry (Marilyn) Shantz, Connie (David) Boshart, Susan (Tony) Cabral, Wendy (Cliff) Bowman, Robert (Nancy) Shantz, Karen (Christopher) DiSanto, Brenda (Mike) Wade, and Jeffrey (Julie) Shantz; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, a brother, Eugene (Sally) Shantz, and a sister, Muriel Hayes.

His siblings, Vietta Shantz, Gladys Brubacher, Floyd Shantz, and Wilfred Shantz preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 30, 2017 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Waterloo Co., Ontario
with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges Road, St. Jacobs.

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


 

Shelly, Jane E. Landis, 81, originally of Maytown, passed away on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster. She was the wife of the late Herbert Shelly for 62 years. She is survived by two children, Randy (Sharon Noel) Shelly of Marsteller, PA and Kathi Shelly (Jim) Workman of Mt. Lebanon, PA; and three grandchildren, Riley, Scott, and Conner Workman.

A 1953 graduate of the former East Donegal Township High School, she attended Millersville State Teachers College before her marriage in June 1954. Over the years, Jane worked at AMP, Inc. in Mount Joy, and J.C. Penney and Clover in Lancaster. An avid gardener, Jane spent hours tending her flower gardens in Maytown and later at Woodcrest Villa. She was a member of the Town and Country Garden Club of Lancaster. Jane was a voracious reader of mystery novels, and also enjoyed sewing, making crafts, playing games, and shopping with her beloved sisters.

Jane was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Lancaster and a former member of Donegal Presbyterian Church.

Born in East Donegal Township, she was the daughter of the late Phares and Ruth (Walmer) Landis. She is survived by a sister Joanne (Harold) Krall, a brother, Dennis (Ann Barry) Landis, and sisters-in-law Phyllis Landis, Ruth Wingert, and Jean Shelly. Two siblings, John Landis and Jeanette Landis Nissly, preceded her in death.

A memorial service honoring Jane's life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at Donegal Presbyterian Church, 1891 Donegal Springs Road, Mount Joy, when the spring flowers are in bloom. Jane's family will receive friends from 10–11 a.m. Interment will be at the Landis family cemetery, East Donegal Township. Contributions may be made to the Mennonite Home Benevolent Care Fund, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601 or to the Milanof-Schock Library, 1184 Anderson Ferry Road, Mount Joy, PA 17552.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/5/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shenk, Warren G., formerly of Mount Joy, entered into rest at Landis Homes on Wednesday, November 1, 2017, one day short of 86 years after entering this world, minutes ahead of his sister [Nov. 2, 1931]. He was the son of the late Henry E. and Margaret Groff Shenk.

He was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and did a term of voluntary service in Tampa, FL.

On February 4, 1953, Warren married Arlene Stoner Ebersole and together they started farming potatoes, tomatoes and beef cattle near Mount Joy. He enjoyed giving neighborhood children the opportunity to earn money by picking potatoes and the joy of hard work.

Joining their family in subsequent years were James W. (Donna Mack), Lititz; Marilyn (Paul) Charles, Lititz; Ann Marie, Kennett Square; and J. Elvin (Jonelle Gingrich), Lancaster. When his children started school, Warren began driving school bus for Kraybill Mennonite School. This became a passionate part-time job. He enjoyed the interaction with the children and was proud of his 47 years of accident-free driving. He was Grand Champion in bus driving competitions for Lancaster-Lebanon and for the State of Pennsylvania.

Warren was a life-long member of Erisman Mennonite Church where he served as Sunday School superintendent and janitor. In his retirement years he spent many hours as a woodworker crafting school buses and marble rollers for several benefit auctions. He also built bluebird houses and pollinator bee boxes for placement in the wetlands at Landis Homes.

Warren took great pleasure in his seven grandchildren: Charity Shenk (Steve Zook), Michelle (Anthony) Esh, Justin Shenk (Valerie Showalter), Twila (Scott) Bauman, Andre Shenk (Yovana Bontrager), Jordan (Holly) Shenk, and Austin Shenk; thirteen great grandchildren and siblings Helen (Lewis) Good, Norman (Jean) Shenk, Henry (Irene) Shenk, and Harold (Mary Grace) Shenk.

Friends are invited for visitation Friday, November 10th from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm and Saturday, November 11th from 1:30 pm until the 2:30 pm memorial service – all held in West Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. Officiating will be Chaplain Donna Mack Shenk and Pastor Karl McKinney.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/3/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shirk Anna H., 85, of East Earl, died Thursday, May 18, 2017 at her home after a brief illness.

Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of the late John W. and Mary M. (Huber) Shirk.

She worked as a domestic housekeeper along with taking care of several neighbors.

She was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are three brothers, Phares, married to Arlene (Newswanger) Shirk of Narvon, Rufus H., married to Rebecca (Brubacher) Shirk of East Earl, and Harvey, married to Joanne (Morgan) Shirk of New Holland; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Preceding her in death are two brothers, Norman H. Shirk, and Enos Shirk.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 22 at 1 pm at the late home with further services at 1:30 pm at Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the home of Rufus H. Shirk, 1591 Briertown Road, East Earl on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/20/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shirk, Clarence W., 65, of 353 Berry Lane, Beavertown entered into rest at 05:31 PM on Friday, September 01, 2017 at Geisinger Medical Center.

He was born on December 24, 1951 in Ephrata, a son of the late Martin Sauder Shirk and Esther (Weaver) Shirk. On October 03, 1974, in New Holland he married the former Arlene Sensenig, who survives.

Mr. Shirk was a retired farmer and well known auctioneer.

He attended the County Line Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), Mount Pleasant Mills, PA.

Surviving are two daughters and sons-in-law, Darla S. and Matthew Rutt of Beavertown, Lori S. and Mark Horning, Jr. of Stevens, four sons and one daughter-in-law, Randall Shirk of Beavertown, Ronald and Bethany (Hoover) Shirk of Middleburg, Richard Shirk of Ephrata, Dwight Shirk of Ephrata, 6 grandchildren, Austin and Amy Rutt, Jessica, Travis, and Shawn Horning, and Ava Shirk, one brother and sister-in-law, Eli and Anna Shirk of Mifflinburg, five sisters and two brothers-in-law, Mary and Alvin Leid of Ephrata, Edna Martin of Ephrata, Esther W. Shirk of Ephrata, Ruth W. Shirk of Ephrata, Martha and J. David Martin of Shippensburg, and one sister-in-law, Elizabeth (Burkholder) Shirk of Shiloh, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one brother, Edwin Shirk, one sister, Susie Shirk, a granddaughter, Kristi Rutt, a grandson, Konner Rutt, and a brother-in-law, Miles Martin.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 1 to 4 PM on Tuesday and from 6 to 8 PM on Tuesday at the County Line Mennonite Church, 1087 Saint Thomas Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA. The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 9 AM at the Shirk Residence, 353 Berry Lane, Beavertown, with further services at County Line Mennonite Church, 1087 Saint Thomas Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, PA beginning at 10:00 AM, with Bishop Lester M. Martin, Minster Jay Paul Hoover, Minister Merlin B. Fox, Minister Raymond Zimmerman, officiating.

Interment will be in the County Line Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/3/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shirk, Joseph Zimmerman, 81, of Mount Crawford, Va., passed away Monday, June 19, 2017, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Mr. Shirk was born Aug. 12, 1935, in Ephrata, Pa., and was a son of the late Joseph and Martha (Zimmerman) Shirk.

Joseph was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church in Virginia and previously Sharon Mennonite Church in Elida, Ohio. He lived in Ohio from 1969 until 2001, when he and his wife moved to Mount Crawford, Va. Mr. Shirk retired from the Hobart Foundry.

On Oct. 6, 1960, he married the former Mabel Hurst Rissler, who survives.

In addition to his wife, Mr. Shirk is survived by his children, Mervin Shirk (Beverly) of Elida, Ohio, Eileen Evans (Brian) of Bellefontaine, Ohio, Mary Ellen Petre (Eldon) of Dayton, Va., Lois Rodes (Fred) of Mount Crawford, Va., and Eunice Slabaugh (Steve) of McGaheysville, Va.; one brother, Edwin Shirk (Martha) of Ephrata, Pa.; one sister, Esther Hoover (Ivan) of Narvin, Pa.; 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by siblings, Menno Shirk, Israel Shirk, Paul Shirk, Aaron Shirk and Suzanna Zimmerman.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 22, 2017, at 10 a.m. at Pike Mennonite Church, 31 Pike Church Road, Harrisonburg, Va., with Fred Rodes, Wade Knicely, Nelson Showalter John Swartz, and Ellis Beery officiating. The burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Wednesday from 3 until 5 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Gospel Sunrise Inc., P.O. Box 99, Dayton, VA 22821, or to the Heralds of Hope, 6183 Lincoln Highway, Harrisonville, PA 17228.

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

Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.

Daily News Record - 6/21/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shirk, Lydia W. Weaver
Feb, 16, 1941 - March 16, 2017

GOSHEN - Lydia W. Shirk, 76, of Goshen, died Thursday, March 16, 2017.

She was born Feb. 16, 1941, to Aaron S. and Mabel G. Weaver.

She is survived by her husband, Paul, two sons, Paul W. Shirk Jr. and wife Rosene and Larry W. Shirk and wife Esther Mae; seven granchidlren; and nine great-grandchildren.

Surviving also are four sisters and seven brothers.

Lydia has preceded her parents; infant sister, Vera; a brother Lloyd Weaver; sister Laura Nolt; infant sons Eugene and Nelson; and son Raymond.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, March 20, at Ramer Mennonite Youth Center.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m.,Tuesday, March 21, at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

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

Arrangements are through Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 18, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Shirk, Walter H., 97, entered into rest at Landis Homes on Sunday, November 12, 2017.

He was married 28 years to Lorraine Boll Shirk. His first wife, the late Martha Hassel Eisenberger whom he married in 1941, died in 1987. Born in Gap, he was the son of the late Peter N. and Joanna Hoover Shirk.

Walter was a graduate of the New Holland School and had served in the Civilian Public Service for 3 ½ years. He was a member of the Hershey Mennonite Church.

Walter was an electrician, joining the family business, Shirk Electric in New Holland, where he eventually became a partner. In 1973, God called him to Elmira, NY to assist in flood clean-up from Hurricane Agnes. In later years he served in the Maintenance Department of the Welsh Mountain Home.

From childhood Walter was proficient in art and has numerous pencil drawings he made as a young boy. In later years he enjoyed working mostly with acrylics. He enjoyed studying genealogies, compiling records on both his own (Shirk) genealogy and his wife's (Eisenberger) genealogy. In the past ten years he developed a passion for finding, photographing and writing historical information on Lime Kilns in Eastern PA and actually published a book, "Echoes From The Past," which depicted his findings.

Walter enjoyed travel and volunteering. He spent many hours volunteering at the Welsh Mountain Home and at Landis Homes where he assisted residents getting to their appointments.

Surviving beside his wife are two children, Ida wife of Dale Weaver, and Harold husband of Clarice Smith Shirk; seven grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren; and siblings, Evelyn Longenecker, Warren husband of Sally Shirk and Paul husband of Fay Shirk. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a sister Anna Shirk and by brothers, Raymond, Allen, Frank, Ernest, James "Bud" and Jay Shirk.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, November 20, 2017 at 10:30 A.M. at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA with Pastors Richard Buckwalter, James Leaman and Joe Lab officiating. Friends may call at the West Bethany Chapel on Sunday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Monday from 9:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in Carpenter's Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in his memory may be made to the Caring Fund at Landis Homes, or to Hospice and Community Care. To send an online condolence to the family visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/15/2017
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Short, Bernice Pauline, 99, of Stryker Williams Co., OH died June 21, 2017 at Archbold, Fulton Co., OH. She was born January 11, 1918 at Stryker, OH to Menno and Delila (Graber) Short.

Her siblings, Leland (Ruth) Short, Elsie Short, Dora (Eddie) SHort, Leona(Milton) Short, Orlyss (Clint Short, Erie) Sauder, Nola (Earl) Roth, and Evelyn (Harold) Stuckey preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held June 23, 2017 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, OH.

Submitted by: Lockport Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Short, Dale Edward, 90, of Archbold, Fulton Co., OH died January 19, 2017 at Toledo, Lucas Co., OH. He was born August 5, 1926 at Archbold to Clarence and Mary Short. On June 18, 1950 he was married to Patty Short, who survives.

Surviving are children, Bill (Pat) Short; Tim (Ann) Short; and Artie (Kathy) Short; eight grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

His siblings, Ben (Mary) Short; Lillian (Ora) Aeschliman; Berneda (Lawrence) King; and Dean (Esther) Short preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 23, 2017 at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, OH.

Dale spent much of his life working at Lugbill Bros. Livestock Auction and was a dedicated fan of The Ohio State University Buckeyes and the Cleveland Indians.

He loved visits from grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He was a member of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold.

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


 

Showalter, Elsie Irene Geiser, 99, of Harrisonburg, died May 25, 2017, at Oak Lea of VMRC in Harrisonburg.

She was born March 8, 1918, in Orville, Ohio, and was the daughter of the late Peter D. and Mary Schmid Geiser.

Mrs. Showalter loved her Lord, family and her gardening. She was a very caring person and servant to many.

She was a homemaker and a member of Trissels Mennonite Church, where she served as secretary for Bible School for a number of years. She made graduation quilts for each grandchild plus many other quilts. She was on the Virginia Mennonite Missions Board. She did a lot of volunteer work, especially Gift and Thrift.

On April 9, 1939, she married Howard Dewitt Showalter, who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 2004.

Surviving are children: Phyllis Ramer and husband, Robert, of Broadway, Glen Showalter and wife, Lois, of Broadway, Janet Shank and husband, Oren, of Broadway, Ellen Heatwole and husband, Mark, of Annandale, Va., Lois Moyers and husband, Carroll, of Bergton and H. Dennis Showalter and wife, Sharon, of Harrisonburg; grandchildren, Shawn Ramer (Victoria), Joel Ramer (Michelle), Scott Ramer (Debbie), Luisa Witmer (Wayne), Christopher Showalter (Liesel), AnJanette Zook (Rick), Peter Shank (Barb), Crystal Haarer (Daryl), Craig Heatwole (Joy), Eric Heatwole (Michelle), Chad Heatwole (Joanna), Laura Campbell (Steve), Daniel Showalter (Joo Yeon) and Heather Harris (Bob); and 33 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Jaqueline and Jennifer Ramer and Bradley Moyers. She was the last surviving of five brothers and sisters.

Pastor Harold Miller will conduct a funeral service 2 p.m. Sunday at the Trissels Mennonite Church near Broadway. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Grandle Funeral Home in Broadway.

Daily News Record - 5/26/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

 


 

Showalter, Lydia Rhodes, 95, of Dayton, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Showalter was born on May 20, 1922, in Rockingham County, and was the daughter of the late Paul Timothy and Annie Rohrer Rhodes. She was a homemaker and a member of the Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church.

On July 12, 1944, she married Mahlon F. Showalter, who survives.

Also surviving are eight children, Norma Yoder and husband, Gordon, of Dayton, Lois Shank and husband, Larry, of Bridgewater, Alice Good and husband, Raymond, of Dayton, Faye Good and husband, Allen, of Dayton, Eldon Showalter and wife, Joyce, of Bridgewater, Glen Showalter and wife, Linda, of Dayton, Leon Showalter and wife, Dorothy, of Mount Crawford, and Kevin Showalter and wife, Ellen, of Dayton; one brother, Fred Rhodes and wife, Louise, of Mount Solon; one sister, Margaret Koogler and husband, Charles, of Bridgewater; two sisters-in-law, Mary Rhodes and Fay Rhodes Swope, both of Dayton; one brother-in-law, Marvin Showalter, of Dayton; 33 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by three sisters, Miriam, Melva and Ruth Showalter, and three brothers, Norman, Frank and Everett Rhodes.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service on Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017, at 2 p.m. at Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to her home, where friends may call Saturday until 7:30 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 12/2/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Showalter, Mary Ellen Koogler, 77, of Dayton, passed away Friday, May 5, 2017, at her home.

Mrs. Showalter was born July 12, 1939, in Dayton, and was the daughter of the late Daniel Wenger and Josie Irene Good Koogler. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church.

On Oct. 27, 1960, she married William H. Showalter, who preceded her in death Aug. 8, 1975.

Surviving are her children, Ray Lynn Showalter and wife, Betty, of Dayton, Ellen Rhodes and husband, Owen Lee, of Dayton, Esther Wenger and husband, Gerald, of Dayton, Rosalie Heatwole and husband, Maynard, of Harrisonburg, Marie Zimmerman and husband, Jeffrey, of Dayton, Evelyn Beery and husband, Arlen, of Dayton, Wendell Showalter and wife, Alta, of Bridgewater, and Willard Showalter and wife, Mary Ellen, of Dayton; sister and brothers, Louise Rhodes and husband, John, Charles Koogler and wife, Margaret, James Koogler and wife, Mary, and Lewis Koogler; a sister-in-law, Norma Koogler; sixty grandchildren; and twenty great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. Showalter was preceded in death by two brothers, William Koogler and Eber Koogler, and three stillborn grandchildren.

The ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Monday, May 8, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to her home, where friends may call until 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 5/6/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shrock, Edward, Jr.
Feb. 11, 1934 - Dec. 20, 2017

MIDDLEBURY - Edward Shrock Jr., 83, of Middlebury, passed away at 5 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20, 2017, at his residence after a battle with cancer.

He was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Washington, Indiana, to Edd and Fannie (Yoder) Shrock.

On June 12, 1957, in Rolette, North Dakota, he married Joann Graber; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are two sons, Dale Shrock and Donavan Shrock, both of Middlebury; two daughters, Denise (Dave) Wilkerson of Bristol and Diane (Stephen) Lizon of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Clay, Cole, Grant, and Dane; a sister, Phyllis (John) Schrock of Hesston, Kansas; two brothers, David (Catherine) Shrock of Myakka City, Florida and Fred (Jan) Shrock of Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Paul, Silas, and Peter Shrock; and two sisters, Martha Slaubaugh and Alma Knepp.

Edward had been the owner/operator of Graber-Shrock Chevrolet in North Dakota; he later worked as a salesman for Shrock Manufacturing and Better Product, both in Elkhart.

He was a former member of the Elcona Curling Club and was an avid fisherman.

He served his 1W service at Elkhart General Hospital and enjoyed collecting and attending auctions for antique toys, especially miniature cars and John Deere tractors.

Visitation will be from 2 - 5 and 6 - 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 22, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury.

Family and friends may gather Saturday, Dec. 23, at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury at 10 a.m. for a graveside service; that will be followed by an 11 a.m. memorial service at Bonneyville Mennonite Church, Bristol.

Services will be conducted by Pastor Philip Bender and Marcella Hershberger.

Memorials may be given to Camp Amigo.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Dec. 21, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Shrock, Lisa D. Weldy
April 19, 1960 - May 6, 2017

TOPEKA — Lisa D. Shrock, 57, died on Saturday, May 6, 2017.

She was born on April 19, 1960 in Goshen, to Harold and Norma Jean (Voight) Weldy.

On August 22, 1987 in Emma, she married LaMar L. Shrock and he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are daughter, Andrea (Courtney) Miller of Shipshewana; son, Austin Shrock of Topeka; father, Harold of Goshen; step-mother, Arla of Sarasota, Florida; two brothers, Scott Weldy of Goshen, Todd (Heidi) Weldy of Elkhart; sister, Dianna Weldy of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Norma Jean Weldy.

Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. on Monday, May 8, and from 1 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9, at Emma Mennonite Church, 1900 South 600 West in Topeka.

A celebration of life service will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 10, at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gene Hartman.

Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
May 8, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Skiles, Sarah "Louise" Knight
Oct. 5, 1919 - April 14, 2017

MADISON, Ind. - Sarah Louise Knight Skiles, 97, of Madison, Indiana, formerly of Elkhart, died April 14, 2017.

She entered this life on Oct. 5, 1919 in Knob Noster, Missouri.

She was the loving daughter of James Fletcher and Lena Grace Wampler Knight, both of whom preceded her in death. She attended Woodland Grade School, a one room school house, serving grades one through eight with only two in her class.

She was a 1937 graduate of LaMonte High School in Elkhart, where she was valedictorian of her class of 23.

She met John “Ezra” Skiles at the German Baptist Church in Indiana and was united in marriage at her parent’s home in Knob Noster on Aug. 2, 1941. This union of 66 years was blessed with three sons and two daughters.

They had lived in Rossville, Indiana as well as Lafayette and Indianapolis. They moved their family to Elkhart in 1950 and lived there until moving to Madison, Indiana in 2003. They were members of Locust Grove Mennonite Church and the Olive Mennonite Church. After moving to Madison they attended the Madison Mennonite Fellowship Church.

She enjoyed sewing, puzzles, reading, cooking, especially baking angel food cakes and making noodles. She was a homemaker who loved raising her children, teaching Bible school, spending time with her grandchildren, and taking care of her home.

Louise will be missed by her loving sons, Marvin Daniel Skiles and his wife Donna of Phoenix, Arizona, Dr. Melvin James Skiles and his wife Sandra of Ashland, North Carolina, Dr. William Wayne Skiles and his wife Judy of Madison, Indiana; her loving daughter, Kathleen Kay Turner and her husband Dennis of Huntsville, Alabama; her lov ing grandchildren, Michelle German (Brian), Sherri Belden (Terry), Kristina Stem (Steve), Tamra Shea (Mike), Bryan Turner, Scott Turner (Tracy), Melissa Dean (Casey); her adoring great grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Kalsey, Kylie, and Noah German; Bryce, Brody, and Bria Beldon; Samuel, Henry, and Gloria Stem; Patrick, Colin, Daniel, and Clara Shea; Jared Turner, Olivia Turner, Mason Turner, Liesl and Cooper Dean; her sister, Marianna Patrick of Columbia, Illinois; several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

She was preceded in death by her father, James Fletcher Knight, her mother, Lena Grace Wampler Knight, her brothers, James Knight who died in 1992 and Don Knight who died in 1999, her sister, Alice Rose Knight who died in 1956, her infant daughter, Carolyn Skiles, her husband of 66 years, John Ezra Skiles, died Nov. 11, 2007, and her infant granddaughter, Grace Stem.

Visitation and funeral services in Wakarusa.Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3 near Elkhart, Indiana. A funeral service will be conducted at 4 p.m., officiated by Andy Ebersole.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Madison Mennonite Fellowship Church or the Olive Mennonite Church. Cards are available at the funeral home or the church.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 16, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Slabaugh, Dorothy, age 55, of Nappanee, died at 5:10 p.m., Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa after an extended illness. She was born November 18, 1962 in Bremen to Elmer A. and Rosa (Borkholder) Slabaugh. Dorothy was a lifetime area resident. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her mother, Rosa Slabaugh, Bremen; brothers, Delbert (Ruby) Slabaugh, Shipshewana, Amos (Amanda) Slabaugh, New Paris, Dennis (AnnaFern) Slabaugh, Bourbon, Nelson (Sharon) Slabaugh and Ernest (Marlene) Slabaugh, both of Milford, Jerry (Irene) Slabaugh, Cadwell, IL, Daniel Slabaugh, New Paris; sisters, Sylvia Slabaugh, Bremen, RoseMary (Leon W.) Miller, Shipshewana, Anna (Perry G.) Miller, Arthur, IL, Sarah (Marlin) Helmuth, Bremen, and Ruth (Danny Jr.) Miller, Arcola, IL; sister-in-law, Kathryn Slabaugh, New Paris; 38 nephews; 42 nieces; and 49 great nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer A. Slabaugh; brother, Devon Slabaugh; and a nephew Daniel Miller.

Family and friends may call after 2 p.m., Thursday, November 30, 2017 and all day Friday, December 1st at James Schwartz Residence (30580 C.R. 56, Nappanee). Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, December 2nd, also at James Schwartz Residence. Bishops, Lonnie Kauffman and Eli Lehman and the Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will follow in Weldy Cemetery.

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

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, IN
November 30, 2017
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Slaymaker, Warren J., 97, of Ephrata, passed away on Friday, January 6, 2017, at Hospice & Community Care, Mount Joy. He was a resident of Lincoln Christian Home in Ephrata, PA.

He was born in Salisbury Township to the late Milton and Sue (Harsh) Slaymaker.

Warren was a member of the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church in Lititz.

He served his country proudly during WWII in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany.

Warren worked as a carpenter by trade and retired in the 1980's. He also served as a minister in the United Zion Church. His hobbies included collecting Slaymaker Locks, playing board and card games and spending time with family.

Warren is survived by 2 sons, Daryl Lynn, husband of Jean Slaymaker of Ephrata, and Bradley James Slaymaker of Ephrata; 4 grandchildren, Vince Slaymaker of Ephrata, Shawn, husband of Danae Slaymaker of Blue Ball, Lori, wife of Arthur Kemler of Lititz, and Kelly Slaymaker; 5 great-grandchildren, Skyler, Armoni, Danny, Colton and Lauren. He is also survived by 6 step-children, 20 step-grandchildren and 26 step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by 1st wife, Florence (Griffith) Slaymaker in 1972, 2nd wife, Rosella (Stoltzfus) Slaymaker in 1983, 3rd wife, Wilma (Lentz) Slaymaker in 1997, a son, Larry Lee Slaymaker; 4 brothers, Aaron, Ralph, Lester, and Irvin Slaymaker; and 2 sisters, Ruth and Marian.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, from 10 to 11 am at the Stradling Funeral Home, 201 Church Avenue, Ephrata. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am, with Pastor Leonard Rutt officiating. Interment will take place in the Memory Gardens Memorial Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Warren's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.

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


 

Smith, Anna Schrock
Jan. 27, 1932 - April 3, 2017

GOSHEN - Anna Smith, 85, of Goshen, passed away Monday, April 3, at her home.

She was born Jan. 27, 1932, in Millersburg, Ohio, to Daniel and Lydia (Miller) Schrock.

On Dec. 24, 1954, she married Richard L. Smith in Goshen. He died May 24, 1993.

She is survived by a son, Robert L. Smith of Redding, California; a daughter, Rebecca (David) Charles of Goshen; 11 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Amanda (Elmer) Christner of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Richard Paul Smith; five brothers; and three sisters.

A longtime Goshen resident, Mrs. Smith worked as a utility clerk and greeter at Meijer.

Visitation will be from 2 - 4 and 6 - 8 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at Living Faith Fellowship, 2601 Benham Ave., Elkhart, where an 11 a.m. Friday, April 7, memorial service will be conducted.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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


 

Smucker, Arthur A., 94, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died December 25, 2017 at the same place. He was born November 27, 1923 at Dhamtri, India to Ralph and Alma Smucker. On January 1, 2001 at Goshen he was married to Carol Oyer, who survives. On July 2, 1948, Art married Oma Hershberger in France, where they both served in Civilian Public Service following World War II. Oma passed away in 1994 following a short illness.

Surviving are children, Doug (Karen) Smucker, Brian (Candi Horton) Smucker, Don (Jade Chandler) Smucker, Cynthia (Larry) Marcus, Carol (Chuck Back) Smucker, and Robert (Klaudia) Smucker; stepchildren: Rebecca Oyer, Kathy Oyer, Sarah (Mike Cerceo) Oyer, and Tim (Joanne) Oyer; three grandchildren, one great-grandchild.

A brother, Ernest Smucker, M.D. preceded him in death.

Art obtained a Master’s Degree and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Illinois. In 1953, Art accepted a teaching position at Goshen College. Art spent his entire professional career at Goshen College, serving at various times as a chemistry professor, head of the chemistry department, tennis coach, and director of computer services. Art and Oma also led Study Service Trimesters for Goshen College in Guadeloupe (G.C.’s first SST unit) and in Poland. Art retired from Goshen College in 1987. Art loved travel, music, and drama, and participated actively in all of them throughout his life. His interests were extensive and varied, and he taught himself to excel at many things, including tennis, bridge, playing multiple recorders, foreign languages, computer languages, acting roles, and genealogy research and database compilation. There were many summer camping trips with his children, resulting in a number of wild and wooly family memories. Art had a deep sense of calling to mission and service, which he fulfilled through his lifelong commitment to Goshen College, as well as multiple service trips for Mennonite Disaster Service after he retired. Art never lost his sense of adventure. Some of his later escapades included rafting the Colorado River, snorkeling in the waters of the Galapagos Islands, and conducting a train at age 93.

Memorial services were held January 5, 2018 at College Mennonite Chruch, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Don Smucker
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin 


 

Smucker, Elizabeth Jean
Oct. 21, 1928 - Sept. 10, 2017

A celebration of the life of Elizabeth Jean Smucker, 88, of 3432 Willow Run Road, Harrisonburg, will be held at Grace Mennonite Fellowship, Lacey Spring, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017. Miss Smucker died Sunday, Sept. 10, at her home. The daughter of the late Daniel Smucker Sr. and Verna Mast Smucker, she was born Oct. 21, 1928, in Newport News, Va.

She graduated from Eastern Mennonite High School. She was employed at Rockingham Memorial Hospital and then in the office of Mick or Mack Supermarket for many years.

She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church and a charter member of Grace Mennonite Fellowship. Elizabeth taught Sunday School in the various churches she attended and gave Bibles to many people. She was generous with her resources and made sure that her giving was to the church and to other organizations she believed would help people in need.

She lived with her two sisters, Naomi and Ruth, both deceased, and loved to take care of the animals on their small farm, which their nieces and nephews named "Aunt Hill." She was known as "Bizzy" to her family and friends.

Elizabeth was the last surviving member of her immediate family of four brothers and five sisters. She is survived by a foster daughter, Jamie Conley Ordonez, who has been her caregiver for the past year, and Jamie's son, Iverson Ordonez. One sister-in-law, Heidi Smucker of Spring Mills, Pa., survives as well as seven nieces and eight nephews.

The body will be cremated and burial will be private.

Memorial contributions may be sent to The Aunt Hill Scholarship Fund at 801 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be made to the family at www.McMullenfh.com.

Arrangements are by McMullen Funeral Home, Harrisonburg.

Daily News Record - 9/12/2017
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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