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Hahn, Lois Fern Marks
January 5, 1926 - June 25, 2019
Lois Fern Hahn, 93, Goshen, formerly of Wakarusa, died 5:50 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born Jan. 5, 1926 in Elkhart County to William Edward & Edith (Hunsberger) Marks. On Dec. 21, 1963, she married Willis Hahn and he died Jan. 29, 2001.
Surviving are step-daughters, Phyllis (Wilmer) Miller Martin, Sarasota, Florida and Waterloo, Canada, Miriam (Michael) Shaffer, Mishawaka, step-son, Maynard L. (Marilyn) Hahn, Wakarusa, brother-in-law, Kenneth Eckert, Osceola, 6 step-grandchildren and 4 step-great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, Willis, brothers, Lowell Marks & Clyde Marks, sisters, Grace Davidhizar, Ruth Davidhizar, Leona Eckert and a step-son-in-law, Joseph Miller Jr.
Lois was a 1944 graduate of Wakarusa High School, a 1948 graduate of Goshen College and a member of Olive Mennonite Church. She was a missionary to Ethiopia, teacher in Ethiopia and Wa-Nee School district in Locke and Harrison Elementary.
Visitation will be 9-10:30 a.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, with the service following at 10:30 a.m., all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 CR 3, Elkhart. Pastors Bob & Enid Schloneger will officiate. Burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) or Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Hahn, Lois Fern Marks, 93, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died June 25, 2019 at Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN. She was born January 5, 1926 in Elkhart Co., IN to William and Edith (Hunsberger) Marks. On December 21, 1963 she was married to Willis Hahn, who died January 29, 2001.
Surviving are step-daughters: Phyllis (Wilmer) Miller Martin, and Miriam (Michael) Shaffer; and a step-son, Maynard L. (Marilyn) Hahn, six step-grandchildren, four step-great-grandchildren.
Brothers: Lowell Marks and Clyde Marks; sisters, Grace Davidhizar, Ruth Davidhizar, Leona Eckert, and Ethel Hahn
preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held June 28, 2019 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Olive West Cemetery.
Haines, Roger P., 86, Elkhart, formerly of Beech Road, Mishawaka, died 8:40 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2019 at his home. He was born Sept. 30, 1932 in Dowagiac, Michigan to Percival J. & Emma (Schrock) Haines. He married Charlene (Sommer) Haines on Sept. 16, 1956.
Surviving is his wife, Charlene, Elkhart, son, Brad (Lela) Haines, Elkhart, daughters, Stephanie (Pastor Carl) Horner, Wakarusa, Stacy (Brian) Krahn, Mishawaka, 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, brothers, Lewis Haines, Goshen, Marion (Rose) Haines, Wakarusa and Richard Haines of Thailand.
Preceding him in death are his parents, brother, Leland Haines and sister-in-law, Violet Haines.
Roger was General Contractor of Haines and Haines. He was a member of Olive Mennonite Church. Roger enjoyed traveling with his wife and was interested in antique cars which he also restored.
Visitation will be 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019 and one hour prior to the 3 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 CR 3, Elkhart. Pastor Carl Horner, son-in-law, will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Olive Mennonite Church.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Haines, Roger P., 86, of Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN died February 2, 2019 at Elkhart, IN. He was born September 30, 1932 at Dowagiac, MI to Percival J. and Emma (Schrock) Haines. On September 16, 1956 he was married to Charlene Sommer, who survives.
Surviving are children, Brad (Lela) Haines; Stephanie (Carl) Horner; and Stacy (Brian) Krahn; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Lewis Haines, Marion (Rose) Haines, and Richard Haines.
A brother, Leland Haines preceded him in death.
Memorial services were held February 10, 2019 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Olive West, Elkhart, IN.
Hartman, Doris Maxine Miller, 91, Wakarusa, died 1:27 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019 at Miller’s Merry Manor. She was born July 22, 1927 in Olive Township, Indiana, to Theodore D. & Ruth E. (Hartman) Miller. On July 25, 1948, at Olive Mennonite Church, she married John Lowell Hartman and he died March 31, 2017.
Surviving is a daughter, Sandi (Sid) Richard, Goshen, son, Jim (Kim) Hartman, Wooster, Ohio, 7 grandchildren, Janet (Bob) Sullivan, Corrie (Phil) Vander Ploeg, Erin (Tim) Fautz, Joel (Jami) Richard, Joe (Whitney) Hartman, Caleb Hartman, Gina Richard, 10 great-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Francis Shetler, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, John Lowell, infant daughter, Barbara Elaine Hartman and a sister, Beatrice Shetler.
Doris was a Data Processing Supervisor at Elkhart Products for 24 years. She was a member of Olive Mennonite Church, where she was on the hospitality committee and taught children’s Sunday School and Summer Bible School. Doris was a volunteer at the Wakarusa Nursery School at Wakarusa United Methodist Church for 25 years. She also sang in a number of singing groups.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, January 28, 2019 and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, January 29, 2019, all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 CR 3, Elkhart. Pastors Bob and Enid Schloneger will officiate. Burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery.
Memorials donations may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church or World Missionary Press.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements and online condolences may be sent at www.rrefh.com
Hartman, Doris Maxine Miller, 91, of Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN died January 24, 2019 at the same place. She was born July 22, 1927 in Olive Twp., Elkhart Co., IN to Theodore and Ruth (Hartman) Miller. On July 25, 1948 at Elkhart, IN she was married to John Lowell Hartman, who died March 31, 2017.
Surviving are children, Jim (Kim) Hartman, and Sandi (Sid) Richard; seven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Barbara and a sister, Beatrice Shetler preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held January 29, 2019 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in Olive West, Elkhart, IN.
Febtuary 19, 1954 - May 7, 2019
Robert Headings, 65, of Muscoda, passed away Tuesday, May 7, 2019 at the Richland Hospital. He was born on February 19, 1954 in Eugene, Oregon, the son of Roy and Elsie (Hostetler) Headings. At a young age he followed in his fathers’ footsteps by hauling cattle during the evenings. His passion continued into his career driving truck professionally. Robert loved driving truck and was always ready to see what was over the next hill. He loved spending time with his family, woodworking, camping, and fishing.
Robert is survived by his wife Lanora; mother: Elsie Headings; daughter: Jenny (Joel) Engelhart; step sons: Anthony (Missy) Unzicker, J.R. Mobley; step daughters: Barb (Kenneth) Fisher, Pattie Mobley; two brothers: Larry (Miriam) Headings, Charles (Betty) Headings; 3 grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 7 step great grandchildren, many nieces, and nephews.
Robert was preceded in death by his father Roy Headings, two brothers: Vernon and Richard Headings, wife Linda, and step daughter Cyndii McKissen.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM at the Pleasant Valley Amish Mennonite Church on Saturday, May 11, 2019 with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at the Godager Pratt Funeral Home from 3:00 PM until 8:00 PM. The Pratt Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family with their arrangements. Online condolences may be made at prattfuneralservice.com
Hege, Carl Henry, 82, of Aberdeen, Bingham County, Idaho died March 7, 2019 at the same place from natural causes.
He was born April 26, 1936 at American Falls, Power County, Idaho to Walter John and Lois Winona (Babb) Hege.
Walter was born November 7, 1902 and died January 21, 1993.
Lois was born April 3, 1912 and died July 2, 1995.
On January 22, 1965 at Chappell, Deuel Co., Nebraska he was married to Elsa Anne Eagle, who was born July 26, 1937 and survives.
Surviving are children, Daniel Carl Hege; Beth Anne Hege Piatote; and John Henry Hege; eight grandchildren, great-grandchildren.
A brother, Kenneth Walter Hege preceded him in death.
Bethel College graduate, class of 1961; Bethel College supporter and former board member; devoted member and former deacon of First Mennonite Church of Aberdeen; leader in resettlement of Cambodian refugees in Aberdeen; loved music, singing, family and friends.
Memorial services were held March 19, 2019 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen, Idaho with burial in Homestead Cemetery, Aberdeen, Idaho.
Hege, Omar Martin
June 19, 1930 - April 23, 2019
Omar Martin Hege, 88, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, April 23, 2019, at his home.
Born Thursday, June 19, 1930 in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Henry E. Hege and the late Leah H. (Martin) Hege.
He was a retired farmer and carpenter. He was a member of Mt. Olive Mennonite Church in Hagerstown, MD.
He is survived by his wife of 66 years Miriam Arlene Hege; four daughters, Aletha M. Hege of Seminole, AL, Janice K. (Nelson) Ocker of Orrstown, PA, Darletta F. (Valentine) Miller of Orange, VA and Marlene J. Hege of Hagerstown, MD; two sisters, Retha Strite of Chambersburg, PA and Naomi Martin of Hagerstown, MD; 22 grandchildren; 51 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Jay E. Hege, sister, Rachel Wildeson, and brothers, Elvin Hege and Henry M. Hege.
Services will be held Monday, April 29, 2019, at 10:00 am, at the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church, 13305 Maugansville Rd. Hagers-town, MD, with the Mt. Olive Church Ministry officiating.
January 14, 1941 - March 13, 2019
Lee Helmuth, age 78, of Nappanee, passed away at 10:45 p.m., Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at his residence after a year and a half battle with cancer. He was born on January 14, 1941 in Bremen to Harry and Sophia (Borkholder) Helmuth. On May 8, 1962 he married Elva F. Chupp in Etna Green. Lee was a lifetime area resident. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by his wife; son, Steve Helmuth, Nappanee; daughters, Rebecca Terisa (Marlin) Chupp, Nappanee, Mary Jane Helmuth, Nappanee; grandsons, Marcus Shawn Chupp, and Edison Garza, both of Nappanee; granddaughters, Michelle Diane Garza, Vero Beach, FL, LeAnn Renee Chupp and Melanie Rose Garza both of Nappanee; great-granddaughter, Nina Nichole Hart, North Webster; brothers, Wayne Allen (Anna Marie) Helmuth, Rosebush, MI, Paul Jay (Lena) Helmuth, LaRussell, MS, Glen Edward (Mary Alice) Helmuth and Crist Eugene (Ruth) Helmuth, both of Penrose, CO; sisters, Katie Mae Schwartz, Bourbon, Clara June Schwartz, Etna Green, Sylvia Sue (Delbert) Schwartz and Becky Ann Helmuth, both of Nappanee; brother-in-law, Crist D.E. Yoder, Apple Creek, OH; sister-in-law, Laura Mast, Topeka. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Kenneth Ray and Richard Dale Helmuth; sisters, Fern Ellen Yoder and Ruth Etta Mast; brother-in-laws, Ernest Schwartz, John Lamar Schwartz and Levi Mast.
Family and friends may call after 1 p.m., Friday, March 15, 2019 and after 10 a.m., Saturday, March 16th at the Leon Schwartz Residence (9615 N. 900 W., Nappanee). Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Sunday, March 17th at the Gerald Schwartz Residence (9229 N. St. Rd. 19, Etna Green). Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Helmuth, Ronald James, 67, of Bethlehem, Lehigh Co., PA died April 14, 2019 at the same place. After 26 days in the hospital in Sarasota, FL and then Bethlehem, PA, and 1 day at St Luke's Hospice house, Ron died due to a recurrence of lymphoma.
He was born January 20, 1952 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS to Elvon and Bertha (Yoder) Helmuth. On April, 17, 1976 at Lancaster, PA he was married to Elena Horst, who survives.
Surviving are children, Christopher Helmuth; Michael and Kelly Helmuth; Theo Baer; and Jason and Michele Axford; two grandchildren; and three brothers, Dr. Loren Helmuth of LaGrange, IN; Gary Helmuth of Sarasota, FL; and Philip Helmuth of Sarasota, Fl.
Ron and Elena met in the mid 70's in Costa Rica where they served over 2 years in VS.
Ron worked for IBM in Tampa, FL and Kingsport, TN as a Systems Engineer. Later he worked as IT director first at EMU and later at Moravian College. For the past 15 years he owned a Financial Service which served manly the poor and unbanked people of the Lehigh Valley. He served as past president and was to be the incoming president of Morning Star Rotary of Bethlehem; Board President for 10 years to Hogar Crea, 15 years as a Blue Mountain ski Patrol and a avid bicyclist with The Lehigh Valley Wheelman. His involvement in church activities led to the creating a adult SS class named Hearts and Minds. He was a true friend to all and desired to make all people feel welcome in his presence.
Memorial services were held May 1, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church of Bethlehem, PCUSA, Bethlehem, PA.
Herr, James E., 79, of Robesonia, passed away on Thursday, January 31, 2019, at the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Viola G. Martin Herr and the late Elsie Witmer Herr.
Born in Lancaster Co., on May 1, 1939, he was the son of the late Elam H. and Susan Brumbach Herr. James was a retired mechanic. For 32 years, he had worked at the former Eisenhauer Nissan in Wernersville and later at Ebling's Lawn and Garden in Myerstown. He was a member of Bernville Mennonite Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his son Roy M. (Joanna) Herr of Richland; daughters Arlene F. (Leonard) Zimmerman of New Holland, Pauline F. (Dean) Clugston of Brownsville OR, Naomi C. (Andrew) Snader of Denver and Judith E. (Titus) Mast of Newberry, IN; brother Mark Herr of Mechanicsburg, Mahlon (Esther Mae) Herr of Ephrata and John (Marion) Herr of Lititz; twenty five grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
In addition to his first wife, he was preceded in death by his brother Marlin Herr.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. at the Bernville Mennonite Church, 9 Henne Road, Bernville. A viewing will be held on Monday, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Richland Mennonite Church, 399 N. Race St., Richland. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jonestown, is honored to serve the family.
Herr, Naomi Weaver Noll
February 23, 1935 - March 12, 2019
Naomi Weaver Herr, 84, of Gettysburg, PA, entered God's Eternal Care, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at her daughter's home in Knoxville, MD, with her loving family by her side.
Born February 23, 1935, in Lancaster County, PA, she was the daughter of the late B. Harnish and Elsie B. (Weaver) Noll. Naomi was the loving wife of Glenn Elwood Herr, with whom she shared sixty-two years of marriage.
Naomi was a member of Hershey's Mennonite Church, Thomasville, PA. She was a homemaker, and the owner/operator of her store, Naomi's This & That, for forty-eight years.
In addition to her loving husband Glenn, Naomi is survived by her children, Mervin E. Herr and wife Ruth Ellen of Gettysburg, PA, Doris F. Eby and husband Harold of Hagerstown, MD, and Janet L. Martin and husband Myron of Knoxville, MD; sixteen grandchildren; thirty-four great-grandchildren; a brother, Benjamin H. Noll of Spring Grove, PA; and a sister, Lois E. Boll and husband Roy of Manheim, PA. She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jessica Eby; and a sister-in-law, Alta M. Noll.
A Funeral Service will be held 10:00AM, Saturday, March 16, 2019 at Bair's Hanover Mennonite Church, 6925 York Road, Hanover, PA. Burial will be in York Road Cemetery, Hanover, PA. Viewings will be held from 2:00-4:00PM and from 6:00-8:00PM, Friday, March 15, 2019 at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Naomi's name to Christian Aid Ministries, PO Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610.
The family has entrusted the funeral arrangements to the Kenworthy Funeral Home, Inc., 269 Frederick Street, Hanover, PA.
Hershberger, Lizzie J. Miller
March 9, 1942 - January 10, 2019
Lizzie J. Hershberger, 76, of Goshen, died at 12:08 am on Thursday, January 10, at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born on March 9, 1942, in LaGrange County, to Levi A. and Lydia Ann (Miller) Miller. On January 23, 1964, in LaGrange County, she married Ray J. Hershberger; he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are three daughters, Carolyn (Lee) Chupp of Etna Green, Ruth (Ronnie) Yoder of Goshen, Ida Ellen (William) Miller of Middlebury; five sons, Orva (Naomi) Hershberger of Goshen, LaVern (Erma) Hershberger of Topeka, Vernon (Clara) Hershberger of Huron, MT, David (LeEtta) Hershberger of Goshen, Mervin (Ruth)
Hershberger of Syracuse; 61 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Susie Bontrager of Topeka.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; two brothers, Perry and Ora Miller; two sisters, Nettie Schrock and Sarah Miller. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday, January 11 and all day Saturday, January 12 at the Orva Hershberger residence, 62243 CR 37, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, January 13 also at the Orva Hershberger residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ernest Schrock and the home ministers. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.
Hershberger, Rachel I.
February 22, 1931 - June 3, 3019
Rachel I. Hershberger, 88, of Goshen, died Monday, June 3, 2019, at Goshen Hospital.
She was born February 22, 1931 in Middlebury to Rufus and Goldie R. (Kauffman) Hershberger.
An only child, Miss Hershberger is survived by cousins.
A member of the former Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, she did clerical work for Middlebury Creamery and then Gleason Industries before retiring. Following retirement, she was a cook at Hilltop Restaurant.
Visitation will be Friday, June 7, 2019, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Ron Kennel will officiate.
Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.
Hershey, Ethel M., 82, of Lancaster passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019. Born in Leacock Twp., she was the daughter of the late Enos G. and Elizabeth "Lizzie" Groff Hershey.
Miss Hershey was a Registered Nurse, having graduated from LGH School of Nursing and Eastern Mennonite College. She worked in Public Health as an Administrator of the Pennsylvania State Health Center in Lancaster from 1969-1994. She enjoyed spending time with family, and serving her community and church, Grace Point Church of Paradise, where she was an active member her entire life.
She will be lovingly missed by a sister, Mary wife of James Herr, Lancaster; five nieces; one nephew; and 11 great-nieces and nephews. A brother, Warren Hershey; a sister, Elsie Diem; two nieces and a nephew preceded her in death.
Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019 at Grace Point Church, 8 S. Singer Ave., Paradise, PA 17562. Viewing: 10-11 a.m. Interment: Paradise Mennonite Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Memorials are suggested to Grace Point Church c/o the above address. Furman's – Leola
Hershey, Marlene Stoltzfus, 77, from Reinholds, met Jesus face-to-face on Saturday, June 29 while surrounded by family at home. Born near Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Pastor Abner and Lena Stoltzfus.
Marlene was a talented musician, enjoying a music career that spanned decades playing the piano, organ and singing, and it was highlighted by The Hersheyettes, a musical trio comprised of Marlene and her two daughters. For 17 years, Marlene hosted "Hearthside Hymns," a bi-weekly Sunday telecast on WGAL. Marlene also worked as a registered nurse, most recently as a psychiatric nurse for Lancaster Regional Medical Center.
Marlene faithfully attended Weist Memorial Church in Schoeneck. In addition to her love for music, Marlene was an avid reader and collector of hundreds of cookbooks, with a hobby of cooking and trying new recipes.
Marlene will be lovingly missed by: daughters, Brenda married to Mark Miller, Reinholds, Sherri married to Glenn Burkhart, Stevens, son Darin married to JoEllen Crampsey, West Chester; grandchildren, Anthony (Stephanie) Burkhart, Kiersie (Andreas) Scherzer, Brandon (Alexandria) Miller, Ethan (Whitney) Burkhart, Adam (Beverly) Miller; great-grandchildren, Shawn Stauffer-Burkhart, Esme, Ivy and Kieran Scherzer; siblings, Dr. Richard Stoltzfus husband of Elaine, Dayton, Va., J. Ronald Stoltzfus husband of Donna, Atglen, Janice wife of Donald, Ephrata, Doris widow of Dr. Virgil Stoltzfus, Valparaiso, Ind. She is preceded in death by her parents; brother, Dr. Virgil Stoltzfus; infant daughter, Donna René.
The celebration of life will be Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. at Ridgeview Mennonite Church, 3723 Ridge Road, Gordonville with a private burial for immediate family prior to the memorial service. Viewing: Saturday, July 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Ridgeview Mennonite Church.
Hertzler, Miriam Arlene Witmer, 90, wife of the late Lester E. Hertzler, of Sligo, Clarion Co., PA, died of natural causes, Saturday, February 22, 2019, at her home.
Born Apr 5, 1928, in Lancaster,Co., PA she was the daughter of the late, Elam and Katie (Wenger) Witmer.Arlene was a member of the New Bethlehem Mennonite Church, Packing Road, New Bethlehem.Arlene is survived by four sons, David Hertzler and his wife, Phyllis, of La Esperenza, Mexico, James Hertzler, and his wife Naomi, of Mount Crawford, Virginia, Stephen Hertzler, and his wife Beverly, of Deweyville, Utah, and Harlan Sproul of Plymouth, Minnesota.
She is also survived by four daughters, Carol Eberly and her husband, Dan, of Fayetteville, Anne Halteman, and her husband, Dale, of Sligo, Janet Reinford, and her husband, Jonathan, of West Liberty, Kentucky, and Nancy Mast, and her husband, Delvin, of San Andreas, California. Also surviving are two brothers, Luke Witmer, of Washington Boro, John Witmer, of Lancaster, two sisters, Lois Good, of Castorland, New York, and Grace Shenk, of Lititz; 44 grandchildren and 37 great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, three sisters, and one grandchild.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. on March 5, 2019, at First Church of God, 418 Brian Lane, New Bethlehem. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 6, at same location, with Phillip Mullet, Ronald Reinford, Titus Hofer, and Jacob Weaver officiating.
Burial will be at the New Bethlehem Mennonite Church Cemetery, Porter Township. Leatherwood, Clarion Co., PA,,
Hess, Ida M. Eshleman, 89, entered into the presence of Jesus on Tuesday (Feb. 5, 2019) at home, surrounded by family.
Mrs. Hess was born on Aug. 24, 1929 in Pequea Township, Pa.to Howard M. and Fannie (Martin) Eshleman. On Aug. 1, 1953, in New Danville, Pa., she married Lester H. Hess, who predeceased her on Oct. 4, 2014. Ida devoted her life to the care of her husband and family.
Ida is survived by three sons, Lester (Rachel) Hess, Jr. and Timothy (Rachel) Hess, both of Independence and Jay (Sandra) Hess of Andover; four daughters, Arlene (William) Eddy of Belmont, Kathy (Roy) Sommers and Lois (Eugene) King, both of Harrisonburg, Va. and Yvonne (Nathan) Reber of Independence; a brother, John (Jo) Eshleman of Willow Street, Pa.; three sisters-in-law, Arlene Eshleman and Verna Hess, both of Pa. and Joyce (Lee) Mummau of Ohio; 30 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
In addition to her husband of 61 years, she was predeceased by three brothers, Clayton (Kathryn) Eshleman, Chester Eshleman and Howard Eshleman; four sisters, Barbara (Jacob) Lefever, Mabel (Jacob) Harnish, Cora (Paul) Kilheffer and Ruth Eshleman; two brothers-in-law, Harold Hess and Benjamin Hess; two sisters-in-law, Elsie (Earl) Swartzentruber and Miriam Hess; a grandson, Kendall Hess and a grand-daughter-in-law, Sharla King.
Ida loved her family, church family and neighbors. In many ways, through her acts of kindness and hospitality, her neighbor was anyone with a need. She was very supportive of the mission and ministry of her husband. Where he went, she was glad to be by his side. She was a member and attended Phillips Creek Mennonite Church where her husband pastored for many years.
Between her and Lester, Ida was the humorous one. She enjoyed the reaction of telling a funny story. To her, laughter was truly good medicine. It was natural and first nature for Ida to overlook a weakness, be forbearing in a difficult situation or unconditionally accepting. She was always appreciative of the people around her and the circumstances she found herself in. In her later years, she enjoyed a good game of Scrabble or working a jigsaw puzzle with her children as they took over the role of caregiver.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at the Gospel Fellowship Church, 4996 Hood Road in Belmont. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. also at the Gospel Fellowship Church. Burial will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery in Belmont.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Ida's name may be made to Phillips Creek Mennonite School, C/O Lester Hess, Jr., 2360 CR 22, Andover, NY 14806.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover.
Hess, John Elwood, 89, of Lititz, passed away on Friday, January 25, 2019, at home after a brief illness.
He was born in Warwick Township to the late John S. and Florence B. (Brubaker) Hess and was the husband of Patsy (Wolf) Hess with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
He was a member of Neffsville Mennonite Church.
John was a potato farmer; he was also a bus driver for Warwick School District for 38 years before retiring. He enjoyed bowling, local sports, especially Philly sports, and was involved in local farm organizations.
In addition to his wife, John is survived by six children, Dennis E., husband of Darlene (Ginder) Hess of Lititz, Douglas L., husband of Christine (Pinto) Hess of Stevens, Judy, wife of Randy Garber of Akron, Dean Hess of Lititz, Beverly, wife of Roger Landis of Strasburg, Barbara, wife of Neil Weidman of Lititz; a son-in-law, Clark Stauffer; 21 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren and a sister, Arlene Turman of Mechanicburg.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Lucille Stauffer and five siblings, Richard Hess, James Hess, Mary Lefever, Anna Mae Brubaker, Mabel Lauver.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
High, Edna Arlene Martin, 91, of Lebanon, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at StoneRidge Towne Centre in Myerstown.
She was born in Lancaster to the late Samuel and Frances (Bowman) Martin and was the wife of Christian High, with whom she shared 72 years of marriage.
Edna and her husband were dairy farmers. She enjoyed her family and dedicated her time to raising 6 children and helping on the farm. After retiring from the dairy farm, she also worked at Dutch-Way Farm Market. She was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church.
In addition to her husband, Edna is survived by 6 children, Janet, wife of Daniel K. Wenger of Denver, Jesse, husband of Brenda (Nolt) High of Ephrata, Brenda, wife of Robert Burkhart of Lititz, Sandra, wife of Ezra Dickens of Palmyra, Jay Stanley, husband of Marilyn (Gingrich) High of Manheim, and Frederick, husband of Sue (Sparrow) High of West Virginia; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Chester, husband of Ruth Ann Martin of Leola, and a sister, Esther, wife of Irvin Weaver of Ephrata.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers and 3 sisters.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm at the Metzler Mennonite Church, 515 W. Metzler Road, Ephrata, where an additional viewing will be held on Thursday, February 28th, from 9 to 10 am. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am.
Interment will take place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
High, Leonard S., 72, of Akron, entered into Heaven following a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center.
Born in Myerstown, he was a son of the late John David and Laura B (Sauder) High. He was married 52 years on October 1 to Lena M. (Reiff) High.
Leonard retired in 2011 after 38 years of employment with Martin Limestone. He was a quarry operator for 23 years and a mail courier the last 15 years.
He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church. He enjoyed hunting, sports, and spending time with his family at his cabin in Perry County.
Surviving in addition to his wife are five children, Jim, married to Missy (Weidler) High of Lititz, Randy, married to Anne (Gehman) High of Raleigh, NC, Sherry, married to Jason Moyer of Ephrata, Daryl High of Ephrata, and Cheryl, married to Travis Brubaker of Denver; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and six siblings, Miriam, married to Christ Burkholder of York, Galen, married to Cindy High of Myerstown, John D., married to Dianne High of Myerstown, Edwin, married to Lois High of St. Joseph, MO, Joyce, married to Walter Kolb of Frystown, and Rhoda, married to Ken Reist of Lebanon.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 11 at 10 am at Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 2-4 pm and on Monday from 9-10 am at the Church.
To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
Januray 3, 1934 - May 19, 2019
Ammon Hochstetler, age 85, of Nappanee, died at 6:00 am, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at his residence after a short illness. He was born January 3, 1934 in Arthur, IL to Joe and Barbara (Kauffman) Hochstetler. His first marriage was to Edith Burkholder, September 27, 1956. She preceded him in death August 30, 1988. He then married Katie Ann Miller October 26, 1989.
Ammon was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Mr. Hochstetler is survived by his wife, Katie and their children, Leona (Vernon) Bontrager, Wolcottville, Wanita (Keith) Lengacher, Montgomery, Nathan Hochstetler, at home; children of Ammon and Edith, Joan (Mark) Stutzman, Etna Green, Leoda (Art) Graber, Odon, Gerald (Marlene) Hochstetler, Salem, Sandra Hochstetler, Etna Green, Sharon Hochstetler, Bremen, Keith (Rhoda) Hochstetler, Middlebury, Linda (Lewis) Miller, Goshen; stepsons, Earl (Rachel Rose) Miller, Odon, Jerry (Donita) Miller, Nappanee, Dennis (Malinda) Miller, Etna Green; 45 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Deborah Hochstetler, Nappanee; siblings, Saloma (Eli) Stutzman, Arthur, IL, Ora Hochstetler, West Farmington, OH, Casper (Wilma) Hochstetler, Shipshewana, and Monroe (Ruby) Hochstetler, Arthur, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Eugene Hochstetler; 3 grandchildren, sister, Susie Davis; brothers, Roman, Levi, Perry, Lewis, Enos Hochtsetler; and sisters-in-law, Nancy Hochstetler and Fannie Hochstetler.
Family and friends may call after 2 pm, Monday, May 20th and all day Tuesday, May 21st at the Jerry Miller Residence, 7896 N 800 W, Nappanee. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Wednesday, May 22nd at the Devon Schwartz residence, 8099 N 800 W, Etna Green. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Graber Cemetery.
Hochstetler, Katie J. Raber
May 14, 1946 - June 22, 2019
Katie J. Hochstetler, 73, of LaGrange died at 1:05 pm on Saturday, June 22, at her residence. She was born on May 14, 1946 in Topeka to Jacob and Mattie (Petersheim) Raber. On March 30, 1967 in Topeka she married Levi H. Hochstetler, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are four sons, Perry (Susie) Hochstetler of LaGrange, Mervin (Christina) Hochstetler of Nappanee, Harley (Emma) Hochstetler of Montello, WI, Alvin (Elizabeth) Hochstetler of LaGrange; nine daughters, Barbara (David) Petersheim of LaGrange, Dorothy (Wilbur) Yoder of Dalton, WI, Arlene Hochstetler at home, Malinda (Joseph) Yoder of LaGrange, Erma Hochstetler at home, Wilma (Enos) Bontrager of LaGrange, Lena (Joshua) Miller of Kendallville, Sueanna (Joseph) Beechy of Nappanee, Ida (Ezra) Schrock of LaGrange; 88 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; brother, Eli (Polly) Raber of Topeka; six sisters, Clara Kuhns of Portage, WI, Lydia Kuhns of Nappanee, Esther (Edward) Schmucker of Montello, WI, Wilma Schrock of Topeka, Mattie (Levi) Miller of Middlebury, Anna (David) Bontrager of LaGrange.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one granddaughter; brother, Perry Raber; sister, Lizzie Ann Mullett.
Katie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Sunday, June 23, and all day Monday, June 24, at the Joe Coblentz residence, 1155 N. 100 W. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, June 25, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Amos Yoder and the home ministers. Burial will be in Mast Cemetery, LaGrange.
Hochstetler, Lloyd A.
October 13, 1936 - April 2, 2019
Lloyd A. Hochstetler, age 82, of Nappanee, died at 10:15 am, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at Goshen General Hospital , Goshen, IN due to complications associated with congestive heart failure.
He was born October 13, 1936 in Nappanee, IN to Andrew C. and Mary (Borkholder) Hochstetler. On June 23, 1962 he married Betty Graber in Goshen, IN.
Lloyd was a member of Berea Christian Fellowship.
He is survived by his wife, Betty; children, Joanna (Timothy) Byler of Middlefield, OH, Pauline (Mervin) Stoltzfus, of Nappanee, IN, Waneta (David) Good of Myerstown, PA, Twila Hochstetler of Nappanee, IN and Lois (Olen) Borkholder of Milford, IN.
He treasured spending time with his 11 grandchildren: Katrina, Kenton, Kimberly & Kael Byler; Kyle, Jessica, Carlton & Nicole Stoltzfus; Braden, Kayleigh & Kya Borkholder.
Lloyd was often associated with his four brothers: Eli, Willis, Harvey and Marvin. In earlier years, he could often be found working alongside one of his brothers in construction in addition to being a farmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, one brother and a foster son, Randy.
Family & friends are welcome to the visitation, Thursday, April 4th from 6-8 p.m. and Friday, April 5th from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at The Pond, 3965 E. County Line Road, Nappanee, IN. His celebration of life will be held at the same location on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. with burial following at Berea Christian Fellowship. Pastors James Yoder, Keith Yoder & Gary Burkholder will officiate.
Lloyd brought joy to others with his smile and laughter. He was a role model to his family and friends in perseverance throughout his life and especially in his 20 years of living with Parkinsons. Many children will affectionately remember him as the “Candy Dawdy”!
Thank you does not seem adequate enough to express the family’s gratitude for those family, friends and medical staff that have walked this journey with them.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Hofer, LeRoy Donald, 89, of Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD died March 15, 2019 at the same place.
He was born June 3, 1929 at Dolton, Hutchinson Co., SD to Paul L. and Elizabeth Hofer. Paul was born March 14, 1900 and Elizabeth was born March 22, 1902 and died January 9, 1986.
On June 4, 1950 at Bridgewater, McCook Co., SD he was married to Sarah Mendel, who was born May 25, 1929 and died April 13, 2014.
Surviving are children, Carlos (Rosalind) Hofer; Bruce (Monica) Hofer; Geraldine (Joseph) Palumbo; and Stan (Jill) Hofer; eight grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; and a sister, Vivian Epp.
A brother, Marvin Hofer and a sister, Irene Hofer preceded him in death.
Memorial services were held March 23, 2019 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Holaway, C. Lamar
December 25, 1932-April 14, 2019
LaMar Holaway, age 86, of Goshen, formerly of Wakarusa, died at 3:55 p.m., Sunday, April 14, 2019 at Greencroft Gables, Goshen.
He was born December 25, 1932 in Nappanee to Clarence and Ella (Mullet) Holaway. Mr. Holaway was a 1950 Nappanee High School Graduate. He received his Bachelor degree from Goshen College, and later went on to get his Master Degree at Notre Dame. He was drafted in 1954 to serve our country and served in Alternate Service as a Medical Assistant at Brooklane Farm, Hagerstown, MD.
On August 8, 1954 he married Barbara Thut in West Liberty, OH. She preceded him in death October 7, 2014.
He was a lifetime area resident. Mr. Holaway had taught Music Education and was a Choir Director at Argos, Jimtown High Schools, and for over 47 years at Penn High School. Through his 54 years of teaching, he taught over 10,000 young adults over the years, and was involved in over 390 performances. He was awarded the PHM Teacher of the year in 1987, as well as a Distinguished Staff Award in 2010. His Concert Choir was the first Indiana State Champion. Choirs under his direction performed at the national level in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Nashville, and New York, including keynote performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. International performances included Toronto, Canada and a 10 day performance tour of Austria in 2000. Mr. Holaway was the first Director of the Michiana Boys Choir. He was the song leader at Holdeman Mennonite Church for over 30 years. Mr. Holaway was a member of the College Mennonite Church. He enjoyed gardening and “rooting around in dirt”. He was a model train enthusiast, and appreciated old barns.
He is survived by his sons, Brian (Michele) Holaway, Estes Park, CO; Brent (Kathy) Holaway, Osceola, [IN]; Bruce (Tonya) Holaway, Holland, MI; grandchildren, Caitlin Gregg, Laura Holaway, Sarah Holaway, Marie Holaway, Paul Holaway; great-grandchildren, Sam, Amariah, Grace, Noah; and a sister, Rachel (Leon) Garot, Glennwood Springs, CO.
He was preceded in death by his siblings, Shirley Troyer, Virginia Weldy-Skiles, Harold “Bud” Holaway, Elta Anderson, Doris Nafziger and Jay Holaway.
Family and friends may call from 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa. On Thursday, April 18th there will be a Celebration of Life Service at the College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Indiana beginning at 11:00 a.m. Pastor Pamela Yoder, of College Mennonite Church, will officiate.
Memorial contributions may be given to Mennonite Central Committee.
Holaway, Carroll "LaMar", 86, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died April 14, 2019 at the same place. He was born December 25, 1932 at Nappanee, Elkhart Co., IN to Clarence and Ella (Mullet) Holaway. On August 8, 1954 at West Liberty, Logan Co., OH he was married to Barbara Thut, who died October 7, 2014.
Surviving are sons, Brian (Michele) Holaway, Estes Park, CO; Brent (Kathy) Holaway, Osceola, IN; and Bruce (Tonya) Holaway, Holland, MI; five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Rachel (Leon) Garot, Glennwood Springs, CO.
His siblings, Shirley Troyer, Virginia Weldy-Skiles, Harold “Bud” Holaway, Elta Anderson, Doris Nafziger and Jay Holaway preceded him in death.
LaMar was a 1950 Nappanee High School Graduate. He received his Bachelor Degree from Goshen College and later went on to get his Master’s Degree at Notre Dame. He was drafted in 1954 to serve our country and served in Alternate Service as a medical assistant at Brooklane Farm, Hagerstown, MD.
LaMar was a lifetime area resident. He taught music education and was a choir director at Argos, Jimtown High Schools, and for over 47 years at Penn High School. Through his 54 years of teaching, he taught over 10,000 young adults over the years, and was involved in over 390 performances. He was awarded the PHM Teacher of the Year in 1987, as well as a Distinguished Staff Award in 2010. His concert choir was the first Indiana state champion. Choirs under his direction performed at the national level in Washington D.C., San Francisco, Dallas, Atlanta, St. Louis, Nashville, and New York, including keynote performances at Carnegie Hall and Avery Fisher Hall. International performances included Toronto, Canada and a 10 day performance tour of Austria in 2000. LaMar was the first director of the Michiana Boys Choir. He was the song leader at Holdeman Mennonite Church for over 30 years. LaMar was a member of the College Mennonite Church. He enjoyed gardening and “rooting around in dirt.” He was a model train enthusiast and appreciated old barns.
Memorial services were held April 18, 2019 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in South Union Cemetery, Nappanee, IN.
Hooley, Wesley Walter, “Wes,” age 97, passed away on February 8, 2019 on the land he transformed from desert to productive farm land in Indian Cove, Idaho. He was born November 21,1921 in Jet, Oklahoma to Alta and Paul Hooley. Wes and Doris Isabel King were married on August 25,1946. They made their home on the family farm in Indian Cove. They were married 67 years.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Doris Hooley, his parents Alta and Paul Hooley, and 4 siblings: Elsie Mann, LeRoy Hooley, Paul Ervin Hooley, and Mylin Hooley. He is survived by one sister, Marilyn (Ed) Miller, a sister-in-law, Fern Hooley, his 7 children: Judith (Wendell) Unrau, Maxine (Rick) Peirson, Dale (Diana) Hooley, Donna (Robert) Detrich, Gary (Lois) Hooley, Gene (Mary Esther) Hooley, and Sharon Hooley; 18 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.
Wes spent his life as a farmer on the homestead that his parents began in 1938. After his father died, he and his mother and brothers began the irrigation project; obtaining a government grant, blasting and digging the canal, and installed the pump which still serves the west end of Indian Cove. Wes was a hard worker, an innovator and inventor. He created his own 14-foot front-end mowing machine prior to hay swathers, leveled his farm mixing the drifting sand with the clay, and was one of the first to change from gravity irrigation to sprinklers. His math skills were appreciated as Ditch Rider for the West End farmers for 45 years.
Wes was active in the Community Mennonite Church, helping with its construction in 1950 from timbers salvaged from the Anderson Ranch Dam construction, and served as treasurer for many years. He had a rich baritone voice and loved to sing. He was keenly interested in and supported Creation Science research. As a young bachelor, Wes registered as a Conscientious Objector during World War II, and after the war, he volunteered through Mennonite Central Committee (a relief and service organization) to help take 700 horses by ship to Poland under the first United Nations Relief efforts. These men and those who followed were later referred to as 'Seagoing Cowboys.' In his later years he traveled to Israel to help with archaeological digs, and tour with his wife, and he made trips to China and Russia to distribute Bibles.
Wes' life displayed his natural abilities as an engineer and farmer. He valued most his family, showing continuing love for the grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and his repeated requests for family reunions. He has passed on a legacy of self-sufficiency, travel, support for missions, love of music, and life-long learning.
Wes' funeral will be held at the Rost Funeral Home in Mountain Home, Idaho, on Wednesday, February 13, 2019. A viewing is at 11:00 am, and the service at 1:00 pm. The family would like to thank Treasure Valley Hospice who gave wonderful support at the end of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Heifer International (an outgrowth of the Seagoing Cowboys project.)
Hoover, Ada G. Martin, 77, of 1627 Center Church Road, East Earl, died Thursday, March 28, 2019 at her home after a brief illness.
Born in New Holland, she was a daughter of the late David and Mary (Groff) Martin. Her husband, Levi Hoover, died September 13, 2011.
Ada was a homemaker and a member of the Reidenbach Mennonite Church.
Surviving are 10 children, Edward (Lois) Hoover of Milton, David (Eunice) Hoover of East Earl, James (Elizabeth) Hoover of East Earl, Susie (James) Martin of Milton, Marian (Christian) Martin of Milton, Eva (Elvin) Martin of Milton, Lucille (Henry) Martin of Watsontown, Dorothy (John) Martin of Trenton, KY, Elsie (Glen) Hoover of Pembroke, KY, and Esther (John) Reiff of Watsontown; 64 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; five brothers, Noah (Edna Hoover) Martin of East Earl, Paul (Anna Hoover) Martin of Milton, Elam (Alta Martin) Martin of Watsontown, David Martin of New Holland, and John Martin of New Holland; and four sisters, Susie (Christian) Reiff of East Earl, Alma Martin of New Holland, Martha (Mahlon) Hoover of Ephrata, and Esther (George) Martin of Ephrata.
Preceding her in death is an infant son, John.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 1 at Noon at the late home with further services at 1 pm at Reidenbach Mennonite Church, New Holland with the Bishop John Reiff officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Sunday from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.
Hoover, Earl Hurst
July 22, 1947 - May 19, 2019
Bethel - Earl Hurst Hoover, 71 of Bethel, passed away in the WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital on Sunday, May 19, 2019. He was born in Lititz, Lancaster County on July 22, 1947, a son of Lydia B. (Hurst) Hoover and the late Ivan H. Hoover. He was the husband of Luella (High) Hoover sharing 50 years of marriage.
Mr. Hoover was a Dairy Farmer and also was employed by Binkley and Hurst in the Parts Dept. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to his wife and mother are children, Sharon Horst and husband Edward of Womelsdorf; Brenda Horning and husband Jason of Myerstown; Lois Martin and husband Wilmer of Colby, WI; Vernon Hoover and wife Gladys of Bethel; Lorrene Brubacker and husband Glenn of Athens, WI; Lorne Hoover and wife Marilyn of Richland; 44 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren siblings: Raymond Hoover and wife Ruth of Lititz; Rachel Martin and husband Irvin of Shippensburg; Etta Wise and husband Walter of Womelsdorf; Lamar Hoover and wife Julia of Stevens; Ernest Hoover and wife Louise of Manheim; Lorraine Martin and Husband Stanley Martin of Lititz.
Earl was preceded in death by his father and brother, Paul H. Hoover.
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 9:30 am in Bethel Mennonite Church, 231 School Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Wednesday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. KINDLY OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.
Hoover, Elam R., 79, of Ephrata, passed away Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at his residence.
He was born in New Holland to the late Benjamin F., Jr. and Susan (Reiff) Hoover and was the husband of Nora H. Hoover.
He was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. Elam was a farmer.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by his children, Anna Mae Hoover of Akron, Eleanor M., wife of Jay Paul Zimmerman of Ephrata, Gladys M., wife of Lloyd N. Sensenig of Shiloh, OH, Alta M., wife of Lynford Weaver of Pine Grove, Elam Ray Hoover of Ephrata, Marlene M., wife of Bernell Newswanger of Akron; 19 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; siblings, Anna Martin of Newville, Lizzie, wife of Mervin Weaver of East Earl, Aaron, husband of Elsie (Sensenig) Hoover of Lititz, Martha, wife of George Horst of Ephrata, Ella, wife of Aaron Garman of PennYan, NY, Alta, wife of Clarence Garman of Narvon, Henry, husband of Anna (Nolt) Hoover of New Holland; sister-in-law, Katie Hoover of New Holland.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Susanne M. Hoover; two sons, Wilmer M. and Harold M. Hoover; a grandson, Andre Kade Newswanger; siblings, Mary, John, Paul, Emma, Lena Esther and Amos.
A viewing will be held Sunday, July 14, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, at the late residence, 166 Fairmount Rd., Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Monday, July 15, at 9 am, at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 am, from Conestoga Mennonite Church, 313 N. Farmersville Rd., Ephrata, 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.
Hoover, Frank W.
(60)-March 23, 2019
Frank W. Hoover, 60, of New Holland, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital ER. His wife of 38 years, Cindy A. (Zimmerman) Hoover, survives.
Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Warren M. and Phoebe S. (Weaver) Hoover.
Frank was a farmer and a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a sister Mary W. Hoover, New Holland, a brother Warren W. Hoover, Denver, and a brother-in-law Wayne Zimmerman, Lebanon, as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Rosanna Zimmerman.
His funeral will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 140 Pleasant Valley Rd., Ephrata with Stanley Fox, Richard Burkholder, Ed Shirk and Randy Hoover officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 – 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Hoover, Lloyd Z., 77, of Ephrata, passed away on Tuesday, January 1, 2019, at home.
He was born in Earl Twp. to the late Mahlon N. and Ada S. (Zimmerman) Hoover and was the husband of Ella N. (Nolt) Hoover with whom he shared 56 years of marriage.
He was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Lloyd was a laborer for Agri Construction, E-Z Manufacturing and Charles Poultry.
In addition to his wife, Lloyd is survived by eight children, Ella N. Hoover of Ephrata, Verna N., wife of Edwin N. Hoover of Dundee, NY, Raymond N. Hoover of Ephrata, Aaron N., husband of Marian W. (Burkholder) Hoover of Greenwich, OH, Lloyd N., husband of Mary Ann (Martin) Hoover of Leola, John David N., husband of Arlene H. (Martin) Hoover of Orchard, IA, Ada N., wife of Edwin F. Hoover of Millmont, Elvin N., husband of Yvonne (High) Hoover of Denver; 37 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; six siblings, Magdelena Z., wife of the late Isaac S. Hurst, the late David Z., husband of Anna W. (Horst) Hoover, John Z., husband of Ruth Hoover, the late Amos Z., husband of Lena M. (Nolt) Hoover, Ivan Z., husband of Barbara H. (Zimmerman) Hoover. and the late Ann Mae Z., wife of the late Joseph Zimmerman.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, January 6, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 57 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the late residence, with further services at 9:30 AM at Conestoga Mennonite Church, West Earl Township, 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.
Hoover, Lydia Burkholder Hoover
June 21, 1931 - March 7, 2019
Mrs. Lydia Burkholder Hoover, age 87 of Pembroke, KY, passed away 9:45 PM Thursday, March 7, 2019 at her residence of natural causes. Services will be 10:00 AM Monday, March 11, 2019 at Fairview Mennonite Church, 653 Roger Q. Mill Rd., Pembroke, KY 42266 with Bishop Samuel Hoover and Minister John Hoover officiating. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.
Mrs. Hoover was born June 21, 1931 in Ephrata, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Amos N. Hoover and Ella Burkholder Hoover. She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Titus B. Hoover and David B. Hoover; her sisters, Ella B. Martin and Esther Habegger.
Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Ivan Weaver Hoover of Pembroke, KY; her brother, Amos B. Hoover of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; her sister, Anna B. Brubaker of Port Trevorton, Pennsylvania; numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and nephews.
Hoover, Mary L. Miller
April 30, 1935-April 21, 2019
Mary L. Hoover, 83, of Telford and formerly of Souderton, went to be with her Lord Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019. She was the beloved wife of the late Willis S. Hoover, who died August 4, 2018.
Born April 30, 1935 in Mattawana, PA, she was a daughter of the late Elmer and Ruth (Harshbarger) Miller.
Mary was a faithful member of Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, for over sixty years where she served in the nursery and assisted with the children in Sunday school. She enjoyed gardening, birding, sewing, canning, crossword puzzles, and reading.
She is survived by her children, Wendell L. Hoover (Trish) of Souderton, Glenn E. Hoover (Reenie) of Hatfield, Roger L. Hoover (Sharon) of Perkasie, Lori J. Groff (Tim) of Harleysville, Daryl L. Hoover of Harleysville, and Brian M. Hoover (Heather) of Telford; 14 grandchildren; four brothers, Wayne Miller (Nancy) of Belleville, PA, Marlin Miller of Lewistown, PA, John Miller (Sharon) of Graybill, IN, and Ivan Miller (Colleen) of McVeytown; three sisters, Esther Schuyler of Newark, OH, Betty Michaels, Lena Heister (Marlin), all of McVeytown; her cousin, Marie Yoder, of McVeytown; and sister-in-law, Julia Miller, also of McVeytown.
She was preceded in death by an infant daughter; two brothers, Lloyd and Clyde Miller; brother-in-law, Robert Michaels; and sister-in-law, Esther Miller.
A viewing will be held between 9:00 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. Monday, April 29, 2019 at Plains Mennonite Church, 50 W. Orvilla Rd., Hatfield, PA 19440, followed by the Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in the adjacent cemetery. Arrangements are by the Huff & Lakjer Funeral Home, Lansdale.
For those desiring, contributions may be made in Mrs. Hoover's memory to Plains Mennonite Church.
Hoover, Mary L. Miller, 83, of Telford, Montgomery Co., PA died April 21, 2019 at the same place. She was born April 30, 1935 at Mattawana, Mifflin Co., PA to Elmer and Ruth (Harshbarger) Miller. On June 1, 1957 she was married to Willis S. Hoover, who was born February 15, 1928 and died August 4, 2018.
Surviving are children, Wendell (and Trish) Hoover; Glen (and Reenie) Hoover; Roger (and Sharon) Hoover; Lori (and Tim) Groff; Daryl Hoover; and Brian (and Heather) Hoover; 14 grandchildren; and siblings, Wayne (Nancy) Miller; Marlin Miller; John (Sharon) Miller; Ivan (Colleen) Miller; Esther Schuyler; Betty Michaels; and Lena (Marlin) Heister.
An infant daughter and two brothers, Lloyd Miller and Clyde Miller preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held April 29, 2019.
Hoover, Raymond M., 80, of Stevens, passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Ephrata Manor.
He was born in Ephrata to the late Henry B. and Elizabeth (Martin) Hoover and was the husband of the late Gladys L. Hoover who passed away in 2011.
He was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church.
Raymond was a mechanic for Burkholder Paving for 30 years before owning and operating Hoover Truck Repair from 1996 till his retirement in 2004. He continued working for the company until his passing. He was a member of the Farmersville Volunteer Fire Co. for 50 years and a member of The Lucky 13 Hunting Camp where he was the cook. He enjoyed the outdoors and spending time with his grand- and great-grandchildren.
Raymond is survived by two sons, Raymond M., husband of Rondi (Reed) Hoover of Denver, Jeffrey L., husband of Diane (Martin) Hoover of Denver; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Henry M., husband of Mabel (Burkholder) Hoover of Ephrata and a sister, Edna Burkholder of Ephrata.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Shawntel Hoover and six siblings, Clarence Hoover, Emma Zimmerman, Vera Martin, Paul Ranck, Advena Weaver, Mary Martin.
A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 12, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz. An additional visitation will be held on Monday, May 13, 2019, from 10 to 11 AM at the church, followed by funeral services at 11:00 AM with Pastor Leonard Rutt officiating. Interment will be private at Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Raymond's memory may be made to Youth With A Mission-Haiti, PO Box 236, Akron, PA 17501 or Clinic for Special Children, 535 Bunker Hill Road, PO Box 128, Strasburg, PA 17579.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Hoover, Shawntel Lynn, 26, passed away on Saturday, March 9, 2019.
She was the daughter of Jeff and Diane (Martin) Hoover, of Denver.
Shawntel worked in sales for Piazza Honda-Reading. She was a graduate of Cocalico High School, class of 2011 and received her Veterinary Technician Certification from Lancaster CTC. She loved all animals, especially her 2 dogs. She enjoyed the outdoors, crafts and knitting.
In addition to her parents, Shawntel is survived by three brothers, Justin, Zach and Joshua Hoover, all of Denver; maternal grandparents, Harold and Lydia Martin of Stevens and paternal grandfather, Raymond M. Hoover, Sr. of Ephrata.
She was preceded in death by her paternal grandmother, Gladys Hoover.
A visitation will be held on Friday, March 15, 2019, from 6 to 9 PM at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional visitation will be held on Saturday, March 16, 2019, from 9 to 10 AM at the church, followed by memorial services at 10:00 AM with Pastor Glenn Sauder officiating. Interment will be private in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions in Shawntel's memory may be made to New Life for Girl's, PO Box 170, Dover, PA 17305 or Pet Pantry of Lancaster Co., 26 Millersville Road, Lancaster, PA 17603.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Hoover, Steven R., 45, of Ephrata, met Jesus face to face on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.
He was the son of Jean (Stoltzfus) Hoover, of New Holland, and the late Eli Hoover.
He was an active member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church where he was involved in all aspects of running the sound equipment.
Steven was a diesel mechanic and truck driver for Orlan Truss Hauling in New Holland. He was a hard worker and helped anyone who needed a hand. He will be missed by many.
He was the loving husband of Melinda (Martin) Hoover and the devoted father to Michael, Lincoln and Natalie, all at home. He is also survived by two brothers, John (Sothea) Hoover of New Holland, Rodney (Dia) Hoover of Alaska; three sisters, Donna (Chris) Patton also of New Holland, Jeanne (Boyd) Zimmerman, Sharon (Dwayne) Zimmerman, both of Quarryville.
A viewing will be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2019, from 9 to 10 AM at the church followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM with Pastors Glenn Sauder, Jerold Martin and Jared Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions in Steven's memory may be made to Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA, 17522 for the benefit of his children.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Hoover, Verna G. Wise, 97, of Lebanon, PA, passed away on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in her home. She was the wife of the late Paul S. Hoover. She was born in Bowmansville, Lancaster County on May 30, 1921, a daughter of the late Aaron W. and Hannah S. Good Wise. She was a member of Hamlin Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Verna is survived by sons: Gerald Hoover husband of Vera of Clyde, NY; Wilmer Hoover husband of the late Edna of Elizabethtown; Paul David Hoover husband of Carol of Myerstown; Mervin Hoover husband of Marian of Pelham, GA; James Hoover husband of Frances of Lebanon, with whom she resided; Vernon Hoover husband of Linda of Patriot, OH; caregiver of six years Mattie Gingrich; 29 grandchildren; 105 great grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; sister, Anna Horst and husband Eli H. of Bareville; brother, Alvin Wise and wife Anna Mae of Mohnton. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Eunice W. Hoover and one great granddaughter.
Verna's family would like to thank the Hospice and Community Care staff for the special care provided to Verna.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, January 28, 2019 at 9:30 am in Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 213 Deep Run Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. View on Sunday from 5 pm to 8 pm at Hamlin Mennonite Church, 2284 Mt. Zion Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.
Horst, Clarence H., 95, of Reading, died Tuesday, January 15, 2019 in Reading.
Born in Adamstown, he was a son of the late Elmer K. and Katie (Buckwalter) Horst. His wife, Ruby A. (King) Horst, died Nov. 21, 2009.
Clarence worked most of his career at the Bollman Hat Company but also loved farming.
He was a member at Fairview Mennonite Church in Reading for over 60 years and enjoyed listening to music and singing.
Surviving are five children, James (Carol) Horst of Paradise, Charles (Sheryl) Horst of Middlebury, IN, Ruby (Greg) Lerch of Reading, J. Mark (Joyce) Horst of Harrisonville, and Alice (Clyde) Martin of Ephrata; 29 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and four siblings, Samuel Horst of Harrisonburg, VA, Luke Horst of Lititz, Orpah Kurtz of West Jefferson, NC, and John Horst, married to June of Elizabethtown.
Preceding him in death are four brothers and a sister.
The family would like to thanks the staff of Rittenhouse Village in Muhlenberg and Caring Hospice for their gentle care of Clarence over these past several months.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 11 am at Gehman Mennonite Church, 127 Witmer Rd, Reinholds. The family will receive friends on Saturday from 10 to 11 am at the church. A private interment will be in the Gehman Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Heralds of Hope, PO Box 3, Breezewood, PA 15533. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.
Horst, Ivan K., 83, of Farmersville, entered into rest on Monday, February 4, 2019 at his home after a 4 month battle with cancer.
Born in West Earl Township, he was a son of the late Harry and Fannie (Kauffman) Horst. He was the husband of Mabel (Martin) Horst for 61 years.
He was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
He was also a retired dairy farmer and enjoyed taxi driving.
In addition to his wife, Ivan is survived by 6 children, Marilyn, wife of Aaron Huber of Richland, Wilmer, husband of Sharon (Martin) Horst, Lamar, husband of Rose (Hursh) Horst, both of Landisburg, Earl, husband of Venetia (Martin) Horst of Newmanstown, Doris, wife of Loyd Lee Sensenig, and Daryl, husband of Jeanette (Hurst) Horst, both of Ephrata; 37 grandchildren; 65 great-grandchildren; a brother, Mervin W., husband of the late Anna Horst; and 3 sisters, Alma, wife of Ivan Martin, Norma, wife of the late Harold Martin, and Florence, wife of Allen Nolt.
Preceding him in death in addition to his parents is a grandson, Cleason Horst, and 2 brothers, Paul, husband of Alice Horst, and Ammon, husband of Louella Horst.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 8 at 9 am at Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel, 1100 Farm Crest Dr., Ephrata, with further services at 9:30 at Groffdale Mennonite Church with the Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Farm Crest Chapel on Thursday from 1-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
Horst, Mabel H. Zimmerman, 81, of East Earl, passed away at home on Tuesday, May 7, 2019.
She was the wife of the late Paul W. Horst who died in 2007. Born in Terre Hill, she was the daughter of the late Isaac and Hettie High Zimmerman.
Mabel was a member of the Spring Grove Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference. She was a homemaker and along with her late husband had founded the Horst Farm Market.
Surviving are six sons, Clyde husband of Emma Horst of Stanley, WI, Lewis husband of Mary Horst of East Earl, Leon husband of Ruth Horst of Thorp, WI, Paul husband of Barbara Horst of East Earl, Isaac husband of Irene Horst of Woodbury, PA and Clair Horst of East Earl; three daughters, Irene wife of Elmer Nolt of Alta Vista, IA, Elva wife of Walter Horst of Ephrata, and Esther wife of Leon Nolt of Riceville, IA; 70 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Isaac husband of Fannie Zimmerman of New Holland, Aaron husband of Edna Mae Zimmerman of New Holland, Lloyd husband of Annetta Zimmerman of Terre Hill, and Paul husband of Mabel Zimmerman of East Earl; four sisters, Anna wife of Israel Martin of Shippensburg, Vera wife of the late Phares Newswanger of East Earl, Miriam wife of the late Phares Zimmerman of Versailles, MO and Verna wife of Leroy Zimmerman of Mifflinburg; and a sister-in-law, Mary Zimmerman of Liberty, KY. She was preceded in death by brothers, Harold and Christian Zimmerman, by sisters, Mary Newswanger, Esther Weaver and Elva Zimmerman; by a grandson and two great-grandsons.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, May 13 at 9:00 A.M. at the late home with further services at 9:30 A.M. at the Spring Grove Mennonite Church with Bishop Elam Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the late home on Sunday from 2 -4 P.M. and 6 - 8 P.M. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.
Horst, Ralph E.
January 16, 1947 - June 18, 2019
Ralph E. Horst, of Canton PA, entered peacefully into rest Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at the age of 72. He was the husband of Dorcas E. (Martin) Horst, to whom he was married 52 years.
He was born on January 16, 1947 in Hagerstown, MD, son of the late Irvin and Mable (Martin) Horst. He was a member of the Towanda Creek Mennonite Church of West Franklin, PA and served as bishop in the church.
He is survived by his wife Dorcas of Canton, PA along with 12 children: Emeline Jones and husband Robbie of Hephzibah, GA; Lyndora Swartzentruber and husband Jason of Glade Spring, VA; James Horst and wife Marla of Belle Fourche, SD; Timothy Horst and wife Judy of Rawlins, WY; Joanna Gerber and husband Luke of Antigo WI; Kristina Gerber and husband Marlin of Mt. Stelring, KY; Titus Horst and wife Sharon of Grayson, KY; Kathaleen Gerber of Thamesville, ON; Paul Horst and wife RuthAnne of Withee, WI; Arlin Horst and wife Lynelle of Long Creek, OR: Marilyn Mast and husband Leonard of Pedernales, MX; Dale Horst and wife Stephanie of Fredericksburg, PA; 4 sisters: Esther Martin and husband Elvin; Arlene Horst; Orpha Martin and husband Darrel; Mary Jane Martin and husband James; 2 sisters-in-law Elizabeth Horst and Joy Horst.
He will be fondly remembered by 71 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
He is proceeded in death by 2 brothers, Earl Horst and Roy Horst.
The community of friends and family are invited to a viewing at New Life Church 299 McMurray Road, Canton, PA on Saturday, June 22 from 4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. And a viewing at Shade Mountain Mennonite Church, 134 Center Rd, Mt Pleasant Mills, PA, on Sunday, June 23, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at God's Missionary Church, 1653 Creek Rd., Middleburg, PA on Monday, June 24, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.
As a family, we wish to extend a special thanks to the church family, friends and community who have shared with us during our loss.
A special thanks is extended to the Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 94 N. Center St., Canton, PA for assisting the family with arrangements.
Hostetler, Cathryn E.
May 11, 1929 ~ January 12, 2019
Cathryn E. Hostetler, 89, of Roanoke, IL passed away at 2:15 am on Saturday, January 12, 2019 at Unity Point Health-Methodist in Peoria. She was born on May 11, 1929 to John E. and Amanda S. (Kennell) Hostetler in rural Roanoke.
Surviving are her two sisters and one brother Lorene Hostetler, Marilyn Hostetler and Ervin (Barbara) Hostetler all of Roanoke; brother-in-law Jake Christner of Roanoke; and two nieces and four nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters.
Cathryn was a member of Linn Amish Mennonite Church in Roanoke.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Linn Amish Mennonite Church in Roanoke with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel. Burial will be in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to the Apostolic Christian Home of Roanoke, 1102 West Randolph Street, Roanoke, IL 61561.
Hostetler, Freeman O.
January 8, 1937 - May 16, 2019
Freeman O. Hostetler, 82, of Topeka, died at 8:29 pm on Thursday, May 16 at Parkview Noble Hospital, Kendallville. He was born on January 8, 1937 in LaGrange County, to Owen D. and Elizabeth (Miller) Hostetler. On June 9, 1960, in LaGrange County, he married Darla Mae Miller, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are six sons, Mervin Dean (Iva) Hostetler of Goshen, Maynard (Judy) Hostetler of Topeka, Merle Eugene (Marlene) Hostetler of Shipshewana, Freeman Jr. (Sara) Hostetler of Topeka, Steven Ray (Irma) Hostetler of LaGrange, Leon Jay (Leona) Hostetler of Topeka; eight daughters, Sue Ann (Wayne) Fry of Ligonier, Norma Jean (Wilbur) Bontrager of Dalton, WI, Mary Ruth (Ferman) Lambright, Inez (Dean) Miller, Ella Mae (Joe) Frey all of Topeka, Loretta (Dan) Byler, Lorene (Sam) Wingard both of Goshen, Eva Fern (Joe) Yoder of Topeka; 75 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David Hostetler of Kenton, OH, Owen Jr. (Esther) Hostetler of Topeka; two sisters, Orpha Miller, Alice (Harley) Fry both of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Katie Glick, Nettie Lambright, LeAnna Bontrager, and Mary Bontrager; brother, Orva Hostetler; two grandsons, one great-grandson.
He was a farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 18 and all day Sunday, May 19 at the family residence, 5485 W. 600 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, May 20 at the Vernon Yoder residence, 5380 W. 600 S., Topeka. Services will be conducted by Bishop Jonathon L. Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.
Hostetler, Lavina M. Zoss
August 29, 1923 - May 9, 2019
ROANOKE - Lavina M. (Zoss) Hostetler, 95, of rural Roanoke passed away at her home on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
She was born on August 29, 1923, to Ben W. and Barbara (Kennell) Zoss. She married Leo C. Hostetler on December 28, 1950, in rural Roanoke. He passed away on December 21, 1990.
Surviving are one daughter, Lanora (the late Robert) Headings of Muscoda, WI; one grandson, Anthony (Melissa) Unzicker and their daughter, Courtney, of Platteville, WI; one granddaughter, Barbara (Kenneth) Fisher of Muscoda, WI; and many nephews and nieces to whom she was very special.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Silas (wife, Luella) Zoss; one sister, Lillie Zoss; and an infant sister, Sadie Zoss.
Lavina was a member of North Linn Amish Mennonite Church in rural Roanoke. She enjoyed keeping house, mowing and doing lawn care around her house.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at North Linn Amish Mennonite Church, with church ministers officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Mason Funeral Home Metamora Chapel. Burial will be in Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to Transitions Hospice, 8914 North Prairie Pointe, Peoria, IL 61615.
Hostetler, Richard, 90, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died June 3, 2019 at the same place. He was born November 10, 1928 at Farmerstown, Ohio to Atlee and Nettie Hostetler. In 1949 he was married to Helen King, who survives. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in May.
Surviving are children, Marilyn (Don) Jantzi, Jim (Cherlyn) Hostetler, Dave (Laurie)Hostetler, Mike (Heather) Hostetler and Bob (Nur) Hostetler; 23 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; a brother, Darrel (Marian) Hostetler; and two sisters, JoAnne (Nelson) Kilmer and Louise Evans.
A brother, Robert Hostetler; and a sister, Anna Hostetler
preceded him in death.
Richard graduated from Goshen College and attended Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He was a minister for 20 years and had a painting and wallpaper business from 1974-1998. He enjoyed video editing and production, birding, pitching softball and horseshoes, as well as creating photo books for his family.
Memorial services were held July 12, 2019 at The Meeting House, Greencroft Healthcare, Goshen, IN. His body was donated to IU Medical Center.
November 10, 1928 - June 4, 2019
Richard Hostetler, Greencroft, passed away at age 90.
He was born Nov. 10, 1928, in Farmerstown, Ohio, to Atlee and Nettie Hostetler.
He graduated from Goshen College and attended Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary.
In 1949, he married Helen King. They celebrated 70 years of marriage in May.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert Hostetler; and sister, Anna Hostetler.
He is survived by his wife, Helen; brother, Darrel (Marian) Hostetler; sisters, JoAnne (Nelson) Kilmer and Louise Evans. He is also survived by his children, Marilyn (Don) Jantzi, Jim (Cherlyn) Hostetler, Dave (Laurie) Hostetler, Mike (Heather) Hostetler and Bob (Nur) Hostetler. He had 23 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Richard was a minister for 20 years and had a painting and wallpaper business from 1974-1998. He enjoyed video editing and production, birding, pitching softball and horseshoes, as well as creating photo books for his family.
Richard donated his body to IU Medical Center. Memorial services will be at a later date.
Hunsberger, Edna Martin, 96, of Goshen, died Friday, January 11, 2019, at Green House Village of Goshen.
She was born March 27, 1922 to Ishmael and Fanny (Snyder) Martin on the family farm in Conestoga, Ontario, Canada, where on August 3, 1946 she married Paul A. Hunsberger. He died May 19, 2016.
Survivors include five children; Joy (Robert) Beiler of Goshen, Gay (Sanford) Lehman of Goshen, Gloria (James) Schwartz of Aurora, Ohio, Grace (Evan) Roth of Littleton, Colorado, and Ray (Mary) Hunsberger of Goshen; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and a brother Harold Martin of Conestoga, Ontario.
Edna was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Sally Schwartz; two sisters, Mabel Brubacher and Naomi Brubacher; and two brothers, Vernon and Oscar Martin.
A longtime member of College Mennonite Church, Mrs. Hunsberger was active in her church, including WMSC. She was also involved in Bible Study Fellowship, serving on the board of The Window, and helping with the Meals on Wheels program. She played an integral role with her husband, Paul, in mission work in Northern Ontario and Tri-Lakes Chapel, Bristol, Indiana.
Edna was a gracious hostess, avid reader and enjoyed gardening and working with flowers.
Visitation will be Friday, January 18, 2019, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the Koinonia Room at College Mennonite Church, where an 11 a.m. memorial service will be conducted Saturday. Pastors Pamela Yoder and Ron Kennel will officiate.
Memorials may be given to The Window, Inc., Goshen.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Jan. 14, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
Hunsberger, Edna Martin, 96, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died January 11, 2019 at Green House Village of Goshen. She was born March 27, 1922 at Conestoga, Ontario, Canada to Ishmael and Fanny (Snyder) Martin. On August 3, 1946 in Conestoga she was married to Paul A. Hunsberger, who died May 19, 2016.
Surviving are children, Joy (Robert) Beiler, Goshen; Gay (Sanford) Lehman, Goshen; Gloria (James) Schwartz, Aurora, Ohio; Grace (Evan) Roth, Littleton, Colorado; and Ray (Mary) Hunsberger, Goshen; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and a brother, Harold Martin, Conestoga, Ontario.
Granddaughter, Sally Schwartz; two sisters, Mabel Brubacher and Naomi Brubacher; and two brothers, Vernon and Oscar Martin preceded her in death.
A longtime member of College Mennonite Church, Mrs. Hunsberger was active in her church, including WMSC. She was also involved in Bible Study Fellowship, served on the board of The Window, and helped with the Meals on Wheels program. She played an integral role with her husband, Paul, in mission work in Northern Ontario and Tri-Lakes Chapel, Bristol, Indiana. Edna was the area coordinator for the MCC Visitor Exchange Program, known as the Trainee Program, and she and Paul hosted 14 international trainees in their home. Edna was a gracious hostess, avid reader, and enjoyed gardening and working with flowers. She also enjoyed embroidery and quilt making and made a quilt for each of her grandchildren.
Memorial services were held January 19, 2019 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in College Mennonite Church Memorial Garden.
Hurst, Gerald R. “Tony,” died peacefully at the Greenhouse Village Strawberry Fields Home on February 14th, 2019 in Goshen, Indiana at the age of 75 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Tony was born on September 14, 1943 in Medina County Ohio to Moses W. and Mary S. Hurst. He graduated from Goshen College in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts in education. He also received his master’s degree in education with a specialty in geology from IUSB. After graduating from Goshen College, he married Charlotte Weldy and remained married to her until her death in 1985.
Tony started his teaching career at Middlebury Elementary in 1965. The following year, he and Charlotte began a two-year voluntary service term in San Juan, Puerto Rico and St. Petersburg, Florida. Upon their return, Tony began his career of teaching middle school students in Middlebury Community Schools. He led the Heritage Middle School Science department for thirty plus years. Tony was also an intramural basketball coach, rocket club sponsor, Science Olympiad coach and mentor for 3 generations of students in the community.
For Tony, the pinnacle of his forty-year teaching career was being involved in a collaborative team approach with other department leaders. He considered it the “dream team” and was proud of the impact it had for his students. Another way in which Tony made an educational impact was through his volunteering with the Elkhart County center for community justice victims impact panel.
On July 11th, 1987 he married Glenda Gautsche on the farm where she was born and raised, near Archbold, Ohio. They were happily devoted to each other for over 31 years until his passing.
Tony was an accomplished singer and played the banjo and guitar. He often shared his love of music with his students in the classroom. In his retirement, Tony continued to do what he loved by substitute teaching at Bethany Christian Schools and as an adjunct professor of elementary science methods at Goshen College. Tony also administered the rocks and minerals testing for the Goshen College Regional Science Olympiad for several years.
Another of Tony’s passions was spending time in Jerusalem and participating in archaeological digs in the Qumran area of Israel. He developed life long friendships with those he met as a result of his time spent there. Tony’s love for G-D was the foundation and purpose for how he led his life and influenced those around him.
Tony is survived by his loving wife, Glenda; children, Michael (Tawnya) of Waynesville, Ohio, Benjamin (Leah) of Goshen; stepchildren, Mark (Jill) of North Carolina, Chris of South Carolina and Beth of Georgia; three grandchildren, Katie, Simon and Hannah; five step grandchildren, John, T.J., Alexsis, Zachary and Ricky; six step great-grandchildren; Megan, Bryce, Liam, Isabel, Jack and McKenzie; siblings, Violet Miller and Carl (Mary), both of Goshen and RonaldHurst of Palmyra, Virgina; in-laws, Alice (Gary) Lehman of Goshen, Mary Diller of Harrisonburg, Virgina, Dale Gautsche of Archbold, Ohio, Alice Schmucker of Toledo, Ohio, Robert Ebersole of Goshen and Eunice Gautsche of Goshen.
Tony was preceded in death by his first wife Charlotte, his parents, Moses W. and Mary S. Hurst, brothers Lawrence and Leonard; in-laws, Stan Miller, Linda Hurst, Richard Gautsche, Doris Ebersole, Delmar Gautsche, Leanna Gautsche, Allen Schmucker, Vic Diller, and Donna Gautsche.
Visitation is scheduled for 1-5pm Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Yoder Culp Funeral Home, Goshen. A private burial ceremony Monday morning at Violet Cemetery will be followed by a memorial service for family and friends at Yoder Culp at 11 am. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Tony’s name to www.shilohisraelchildren.org or www.american-friends-of-mitzpe-yeriho.org/current-projects/archaeology.html
Condolences can be sent to www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and caregivers at the Goshen Cancer Center, Goshen Health, and the Green House Village Strawberry Fields Home for their dedicated and compassionate care, and to family and friends for the prayers and words of love and support.
Hurst, Noah S., 89, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, February 21, 2019, at home.
He was born in Ephrata to the late Jacob M. and Lydia Ann (Sensenig) Hurst and was the husband of Mary (Graybill) Hurst with whom he shared 67 years of marriage.
He was a member of Crossroads Community Fellowship where he was an ordained deacon, song leader and Sunday school teacher. He had a passion for serving Christ and was committed to helping others.
Noah was a heavy equipment operator and truck driver. For the last 15 years he was a sales clerk at Paul B. Zimmerman. He enjoyed listening to gospel music, gardening and attending auctions. His family was the joy of his life.
In addition to his wife, Noah is survived by three sons, Ray N., husband of Brenda (Martin) Hurst of Denver, Kenneth L., husband of Marion (Schultz) Hurst of Lock Haven, Kevin L., husband of Cara (Longacre) Hurst of Conestoga; two daughters, Sharon K., wife of Marlin Harnish of Stevens, Janelle M., wife of Ricardo Mazariegos of Churchville, VA; two sisters, Eva S. Groff of Lititz, Mabel S. Weaver of New Holland; 19 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by four brothers, Clarence S., John S., Paul S. and Raymond S. Hurst; one sister, Arlene S. High; 1 grandchild and 2 great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019 from 6 to 8 PM at Crossroads Community Fellowship, 1060 E. Newport Road, Lititz. An additional viewing will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at the church, followed by funeral services at 10:30 AM with Pastor Kyle Buckwalter and Pastor Nelson Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining Hess Mennonite Cemetery.
If desired, memorial contributions in Noah's memory may be made to Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Hurst, Nora S. Weaver, 96, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019, at Wheatridge-Fairmount Homes.
Formerly of Cocalico, she was the wife of the late Raymond W. Hurst.
Nora was born in West Earl Twp. to the late Enos and Fannie (Snyder) Weaver.
She was a member of Springville Mennonite Church.
Nora was a homemaker.
Nora is survived by two sons, Richard (Mary) Hurst of Newmanstown, Earl (Irene) Hurst of Newmanstown; two daughters, Janie (David) Martin of Lititz, Janet (Leroy) Sauder of Lebanon; a daughter-in-law, Jerilyn Hurst of Schoeneck; 17 grandchildren; 88 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren: 13 step-great-grandchildren and three siblings, Etta (Edwin) Horning, Aaron (Martha) Weaver, Esther (Samuel) Horst.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Glenn Nelson Hurst; an infant daughter; a son-in-law, Daniel Gehman; 2 grandchildren, Jonathan and Ardell; several great-grandchildren; six siblings, Lizzie (Eli) Wenger, Mary (Amory) Hoover, Anna (Ivan) Nolt, Mabel (Michael) Horning, Raymond (Thelma) Weaver and Joseph Weaver.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 10, 2019, from 4 to 8 PM at the Wheatridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, March 11, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Wheatridge Chapel, with further services at 9:30 AM, at the Weaverland Mennonite Frame Church, 1116 Weaverland Road, East Earl, 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.