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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.

2019  S1


Sauder, Lena G. Eberly ; . . Sauder, Rhoda M. Clymer ; . . Sawatzky, Reynold ; . . Schrock, Rollin ; . . Schwartz, John M. ; . . Schwartz, Lloyd ; . . Sensenig, Reba Mae Boll Snyder ; . . Shirk, Eva M. Nolt ; . . Short, Doris M. Schmucker ; . . Showalter, Glenn D. ; . . Showalter, Lena Beachy Yutzy ; . . Shupp, Jean Martin ; . . Sieber, Paul Clarence ; . . Smoker, Barbara B. Fisher ; . . Smoker, Reuben S. ; . .

 

Sauder, Lena G. Eberly, 96, formerly of East Earl, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at Fairmount Homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Noah Sauder in 1999.

Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Good) Eberly.

She was a homemaker and a member of Churchtown Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are four children: Mervin married to Marlene Sauder, Mohnton, Noah, Jr. married to Susan Sauder, Lebanon County, Doris married to Lawrence Martin, Narvon, Dorothy married to Paul Newswanger, McAlisterville, 18 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, five siblings: Alice Horst, Anna Mary Oberholtzer, Joseph Eberly, Titus Eberly, and James Eberly.

She was preceded in death by a daughter Minerva wife of Leroy Sauder, a brother Daniel and a sister Susanna.

The family wishes to express thanks to the staff at Fairmount Homes for the competent and compassionate care given to Lena for the last 2½ years.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 12:30 p.m. at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel with further services at 1:30 p.m. at Churchtown Mennonite Church with Bishop Leon S. Zimmerman, Leon B. Zimmerman, John Martin, Earl Martin, and Marlin Lauver officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata on Sunday from 5 - 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/6/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sauder, Rhoda M. Clymer
April 5, 1935-March 23, 2019

Rhoda M. Sauder, 83, entered peacefully into the arms of her blessed Savior on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Fairmount Homes of Ephrata following declining health related to heart conditions. She was born April 5, 1935 to the late Martin D. and Mabel

W. Clymer and was the 15th of 17 children. She is survived by her sisters Esther Martin and husband Benjamin of Baker, FL, Miriam Stoltzfus of Carlsbad, N.M., Lois Bender and husband Ralph, of Harrisburg, PA, and Catherine Holt of Ephrata, PA and her sister-in-law, Shirley Clymer of Harrisonburg, VA.

Upon graduating from high school, she served as a middle school teacher before she married recently ordained minister, James Sauder, on March 1, 1955, with whom she shared 61 precious years before his passing to Glory on July 22, 2016. Both were deeply dedicated to Christ's service and were commissioned in late 1960 to overseas service by Eastern Mennonite Missions, with whom they served at various places for 30 years. God blessed them with six wonderful children, twelve grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren: Vernon-deceased (1961); Ronda Sauder Weber, married to Randy Weber-Harrisonburg, VA; James Anthony (Tony) Sauder married to Kathleen (Oberholtzer)-Philadelphia, PA; Philip Sauder, married to Aylin (Jimenez)-Miami, FL; David Sauder, married to Ruth (Kuhn)-Elizabethtown, PA; Samuel Sauder, married to Janell (Nolt)- Harrisonburg, VA. Grandchildren: Rachael (Weber) Tayonvskaya, Ryan Weber-Rodriguez, Reid Weber, Joshua Sauder, Daniel Sauder, Stephanie Sauder, Luke Sauder, McKenzie Sauder, Madison Sauder, Montana Sauder, Kayla Sauder, Karissa Sauder; 6 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Both worked tirelessly side by side in evangelism, teaching, and testifying of the Good News of salvation during 19 years in Gualaco, Tocoa, and La Ceiba, Honduras and nearby countries. They continued their ministry throughout the Caribbean based in Miami (1980-84), after which they served five years in the Dominican Republic. Rhoda was able to fulfill a lifelong passion by co-authoring and editing a book about the first 30 years of the Honduran Mennonite Church entitled "Surviving, Thriving & Multiplying".

Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. preceded by a viewing at 9:30 a.m. at the Farmcrest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Dr., Ephrata, PA. Following burial at Weaverland Church cemetery, friends and family are invited to return to Farmcrest to share lunch and memories together. The family will also receive friends (viewing) on Friday, March 29, 2019 at Farmcrest from 6 to 8 pm. In lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to one of the following: Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, or Friendship Community. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/25/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Sawatzky, Reynold
November 27, 1924 - April 1, 2019

Reynold Sawatzky, 94, of Goshen, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born November 27, 1924, in Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada, to Jacob F and Cornelia Klassen Sawatzky.

On August 4, 1953 he married Maurine Bauer at Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church, East Peoria, Illinois. She died May 22, 2013.

Survivors include two daughters, Renee M. Sawatzky of Ithaca, New York and Nila R. Sawatzky of Goshen.

Along with his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by nine siblings, Annie Deckert, Katherine Schultz, Harry, Victor, Benjamin and Gordon Sawatzky, Jack Scott, Matilda Sawatzky and infant, Leonard Sawatzky.

Mr. Sawatzky taught school at various different levels, including Hesston College. He was a methods analyst for Social Security until his retirement in 1982.

Following retirement, Mr. Sawatzky moved to the Goshen area. He was a member of College Mennonite Church.

Burial in Violett Cemetery will be Tuesday, April 9, 2019, followed by visitation from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at College Mennonite Church.

Memorials may be given to College Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Sawatzky, Reynold, 94, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died April 1, 2019 at the same place. He was born November 27, 1924 at Herbert, Saskatchewan, Canada to Jacob F. and Cornelia (Klassen) Sawatzky. On August 4, 1953 at East Peoria, IL he was married to Maurine C. Bauer, who died May 22, 2013.

Surviving are two daughters, Renee M. Sawatzky of Ithaca, New York and Nila R. Sawatzky of Goshen, Indiana.

Nine siblings, Annie Deckert, Katherine Schultz, Harry, Victor, Benjamin and Gordon Sawatzky, Jack Scott, Matilda Sawatzky and infant, Leonard Sawatzky preceded him in death.

Mr. Sawatzky taught school at various different levels, including Hesston College. He was a methods analyst for Social Security until his retirement in 1982.
Following retirement, Mr. Sawatzky moved to the Goshen area. He was a member of College Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held April 9, 2019 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

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


 

Schrock, Rollin
April 17, 1931 - March 8, 2019

Rollin Schrock, 87, of Howe, IN, died, Friday, March 8, 2019 at Parkview LaGrange Hospital.

He was born on April 17, 1931, in LaGrange to Andrew I. and Lillie (Shrock) Schrock.

Rollin was a farmer. He also worked in manufacturing for Fan Coach and Coachmen RV.

He was a lifelong member of the Emma Church. Rollin was a member of the NCHA Camping Club and loved to go camping with his family. He had an eye for the beauty of nature and loved to take photographs of scenes he appreciated. He farmed with Allis-Chalmers tractors and enjoyed helping to rebuild an Allis lawn tractor with his son, Scott.

On December 11, 1954, he married Montey Catherine Bowman at the Emma Church. Montey preceded him in death on April 24, 2006.

Surviving Rollin are his three children; Brenda (John) McClure of Elkhart, James Schrock of Wolcottville, and Scott Schrock (Fiancée, Laura Rang) of Shipshewana, eight grandchildren; Julie (Chris) Cline, Kaitlin (Dave) Hart, Brady Schrock, Leigha Schrock, Ashtin Kaminer, Jessica Schrock, Matthew Schrock and Lindsey Schrock, nine great-grandchildren; Isaac Cline, Caleb Cline, Aryana Schrock, Rylinn Kaminer, Jace Rang, Myles Rang, Jackson Hart, Sophia Hart and Kipton Schrock, and a brother; Fred Schrock.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a wife, a son, Michael Schrock, who died in 2002, a sister; Nedra Francis and five brothers; Frank Schrock, Freeman Schrock, Harley Schrock, Orla Schrock and Marion Schrock.

Funeral Services will be held at 10 am, Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at the Emma Church with the Rev. Gene Hartman officiating.

Burial will take place at Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana, IN.

Visitation will be held at the Emma Church on Tuesday, March 12th from 4pm – 8pm.

Memorials may be contributed in Rollin’s memory to the Emma Church or the Gift of Life Transplant House #2, Rochester, MN.

Frurip-May Funeral Home, Lagrange, IN
March 9, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schwartz, John M.
March 16, 1927 - March 9, 2019

John M. Schwartz, age 91, of Nappanee, died at 5:50 pm, Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital from a bleeding ulcer. He was born March 16, 1927 in Etna Green to John L. and Mary Ann (Burkholder) Schwartz. On November 11, 1948, he married Edna J. Slabaugh. They lived in Holy Matrimony for 70 years 3 months and 29 days. They were the oldest married Amish couple in Nappanee.

Mr. Schwartz lived his lifetime in this area. He was a farmer and had owned and operated Schwartz Buggy Shop. Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving is his wife, Edna Schwartz; children, Homer (Etta Fern)Schwartz, Goshen, Larry (Nancy) Schwartz, Ernest (Betty) Schwartz, Howard (Velma) Schwartz, Dennis Schwartz, Etta Hochstetler, Owen Schwartz, Harley Schwartz, all of Nappanee, John (Esther) Schwartz, Bremen; 36 grandchildren; 101 great grandchildren; and sister, Lovina Helmuth, Nappanee. He was preceded in death by 2 grandsons, Steven and Jeremy Schwartz; great grandson, Myron Schwartz; son-in-law, Steve Hochstetler; sisters, Malinda, Lydia Ann; and 5 brothers, Levi, Dan, Joe, Menno, and Milo.

Family and friends may call after 2 pm, Monday, March 11th and after 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 12th at the family residence - 9419 W 1350 N. Funeral services will begin at 9:30 am, Wednesday, March 13th, also at their residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee, IN - March 11, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Schwartz, Lloyd
February 14, 1947-April 2, 2019

Lloyd Schwartz, age 72, of Etna Green, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 6:00 pm, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at his residence. He was born February 14, 1947 in Plymouth to Joe H. and Martha (Slabaugh) Schwartz. He lived his lifetime in this area.

On October 17, 1968, he married Mary Miller in Bremen. Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and a farmer.

Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife, Mary; children, Arlene Schwartz, Clifford (Sue) Schwartz, Seth (Annabelle) Schwartz, Edna (Lyle) Miller, Thomas (Special friend, Velma Kauffman) Schwartz, all of Etna Green, Anna Mae Schwartz, Carla (Marlin W.) King, Ralph (Velma)Schwartz, all of Middlebury, Inez (Karl) Miller, Leesburg, Donna Jean (Daniel E.) Harshberger, Judy (Kenneth) Miller, Harvey (Special friend, Vera Chupp) Schwartz, all of Nappanee; 36 grandchildren; a great granddaughter; brothers, Walter (Arlene) Schwartz, Delbert (Sylvia) Schwartz, both of Etna Green, Marvin (Naomi) Schwartz, Kentucky; and sisters, Edna (Alvin) Miller, Texas, and Louise Reece, Bourbon. He was preceded in death by a son, Marion Schwartz; grandchildren, Regina Diane King, Joshua Lynn Schwartz; brother, Ernest Schwartz; and sister, Treva Schwartz.

Family and friends may call after 5 Wednesday, April 3, 2019 and all day Thursday, April 4th at the Seth Schwartz residence, 5862 N 950 W, Etna Green. Funeral services will be Friday, April 5th at 9:30 am, also at the Schwartz residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Graber Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Sensenig, Reba Mae Boll Snyder, 79, of Ephrata, and formerly of Lititz and Manheim, died peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2019 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. Born in Clay Township, she was the daughter of the late Norman and Naomi Burkholder Boll. Reba was the wife of the late John K. Sensenig who died in October of 2005. Her first husband was the late David Clayton Snyder who died in September of 1989. She was a member of the White Oak Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Surviving are two sons: Stephen husband of Norma Jean Herr Snyder of Ephrata, Dwain husband of Sara Lee Martin Snyder of Myerstown, a daughter, Dayna wife of Stephen Campbell of Arcadia, FL, a son-in-law, Kenneth Martin of Hopewell, 21 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death is a daughter, Starla Martin.

Also surviving are ten stepchildren: Mary L. wife of Marlin Zimmerman of Lancaster, Velma E. wife of Boyd Campbell of Arcadia, FL, Glenn M. husband of Janet Meck Sensenig of Elkton, MD, John R. husband of Jean Landis Sensenig of Watsontown, Harold W. husband of Janet Martin Sensenig of Smyrna, DE, David L. husband of Miriam Neuenschwander Sensenig of Lititz, James M. husband of Esther Burkholder Sensenig of Arcola, IL, Carolyn J. wife of Clair Hursh of Martinsburg, Cheryl F. wife of Joel Martin, of Greencastle, Karen J. wife of Philip Ebersole of Honduras, Central America, 76 step grandchildren, and 213 step great-grandchildren. Preceded in death one step grandson, three step great-grandchildren. Also surviving are 5 brothers: Warren B. Boll of Ephrata, Paul Henry husband of Carol Ann Kauffman Boll of Palmyra, John Elwood husband of Anna Lois Good Boll of Bolivar, NY, Mark B. husband of Roseanna Eberly Boll of Manheim, Ray Edward Boll of Ephrata, two sisters: Verna Marie Boll wife of Samuel B. Brubaker of Manheim, Martha B. Boll wife of Jay Marlin Nissley of Lewisburg. Preceded in death two sisters-in-law, Margaret B. Felpel Boll, Gloria Jean Redcay Boll.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral from the White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 Newport Road, Manheim, on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Interment will be in White Oak Mennonite Cemetery. There will be a viewing at the church on Thursday from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and again from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Please omit flowers. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/19/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shirk, Eva M. Nolt, 78, of 200 S. Churchtown Rd., Narvon, died Thursday, April 4, 2019 at her home. Her husband, Martin M. Shirk, survives.

Born in Upper Leacock Twp., she was the daughter of the late Samuel S. and Eva W. (Martin) Nolt.

Eva was a homemaker and a member of Churchtown Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by eight children: Mary Ann married to James Zimmerman, East Earl, John David married to Vera (Hoover) Shirk, Himrod, NY, Alvin N. married to Irene (Martin) Shirk, Narvon, Edna married to Harry Snyder, Woodbury, Ellen married to Allen Zimmerman, Owen, WI, Martin, Jr. married to Susan (Brubacher) Shirk, Narvon, Samuel married to Darlene (Nolt) Shirk, Narvon, Louise married to James Zimmerman, Narvon, 59 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, three siblings: Mabel married to Eli Weaver, Leola, Edna widow of David Martin, New Holland, Samuel married to Verna (Burkholder) Nolt, Leola.

She was preceded in death by two brothers, Weaver and Paul Nolt and two great-grandsons.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 9 a.m. at the Alvin Shirk home, 240 S. Churchtown Rd., Narvon with further services at 9:30 a.m. at Churchtown Mennonite Church with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Alvin Shirk 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 - 4/6/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Short, Doris M. Schmucker, 88, of West Unity died January 12, 2019 at Bryan, Williams Co., OH. She was born January 6, 1931 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH to George and Sylvia (Short) Schmucker. She was married to LaMar Short, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Gordon (Pat) Short; Kathi (Steve) Bauer; Randy (Deb) Short; Lynn (Karlene) Short; Kris (Mark) Griffiths; 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Jim (Ethel) Schmucker; in-laws Arlo (Karen) Short; Arva Beck; Romaine (Don) Beck.

A twin sister, Donna Nafziger preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 12, 2019 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Williams Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

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


 

Showalter, Glenn D.
October 12, 1930 - April 21, 2019

Glenn D. Showalter, age 88, of Quincy Village and formerly of Chambersburg, PA, passed away unexpectedly at the Chambersburg Hospital on Sunday, April 21, 2019. Born October 12, 1930, in Hagerstown, MD, he was the son of the late Amos T. and Rhoda Shank Showalter.

In Glenn’s early life he worked as a farmer and in agricultural sales. Glenn had later worked at Cove Valley Camp, and Shalom Christian Academy. He was a member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, where he had served in many capacities. Glenn was a volunteer for the Cumberland Valley Relief Center, Mennonite Disaster Service, and Rock Hill Mennonite Church. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and family camping at Cove Valley.

Family members include four children, Fern (Edward) Horst of Chambersburg, Eldon (Jean) Showalter of Waynesboro, Darrel (Karen) Showalter of Greencastle, and Phyllis Showalter of York, PA; eight grandchildren, the late Kevin Horst and wife, Lisa, Laura (Rodney) Martin, Wanda (Paul) Schlabach, Duane (Malisa) Horst, Brett (Lauren) Showalter, Erin (David) Carter, Tony (Kristen) Showalter, Kelly (Eric) Alleman; and 27 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and grandson, he was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 66 years, Elinor M. Crider Showalter, who passed away on December 2, 2016, and nine siblings, Anna Martin, Naomi Eby, Ethel Lehman, Mary Horst, Mabel Martin, and Preston, Adin, Harvey and Paul Showalter.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, April 25, 2019, from 5-8 PM and on Friday one hour prior to the service at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church 1800 Philadelphia Ave. Chambersburg, PA. Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, at 11:00 AM at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church 1800 Philadelphia Ave. Chambersburg with Rev. Jerry Roth and Rev. David Carter officiating. Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery following the service. Arrangements are entrusted to the Harold M. Zimmerman And Son Funeral Home, Inc., Greencastle, PA. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Cumberland Valley Relief Center 4225 Molly Pitcher Hwy. South Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Find A Grave # 198548537
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Showalter, Lena Beachy Yutzy, wife of Omar Showalter, passed away peacefully on Feb. 26, 2019, surrounded by family in her home in Park Place at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, Harrisonburg, Va. Lena was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was born Jan. 14, 1931, in Plain City, Ohio, to Eli C. and Maryann Kauffman Beachy. On June 10, 1955, she married Norman E. Yutzy of Plain City, Ohio, until his passing on Dec. 26, 2000. In addition to her parents and first husband, Lena was preceded in death by brothers, Jonas, John, Noah, Neil, Alvin, infant brother, Leroy, and sisters, Anna Christner and Florence Hostetler.

On Jan. 15, 2006, Lena remarried Omar Showalter, who survives. She is also survived by her children, David (Jewel) Yutzy of Timberville, Va., Lenora (Rick) Bell and Charlene (Robert) Jacob of Harrisonburg, Va.; grandchildren, Ben (Risa) Yutzy, Kristin (Nels) Akerson, Aaron (Andrea) Yutzy, Lauren (Anthony) Troyer, Rachel Bell, Samantha and Adam Jacob; and six great-grandchildren. Lena is also survived by Omar’s children, Ruth (Kevin) Showalter, Indiana, Lois (Roy) Blankenship, Delaware, Paul (Libby) Showalter, Virginia, and Jesse Showalter and John Turner, Florida; along with 10 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Lyles, Georgia; brother, Eli C. (Katie) Beachy, Ohio; faithful friend, Mildred Hostetler; special caregiver, Elizabeth Rohrer; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Lena was a member at Lindale Mennonite Church. As a pastor’s wife, she extended the gift of hospitality to many, was passionate about teaching children’s Sunday school, and was active in Mennonite Women. She enjoyed quilting in her spare time and made a quilt for each of her grandchildren. Lena enjoyed singing, sewing and cooking, and had a passion for growing flowers of all kinds. She also traveled extensively throughout her life including to Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the U.S.

Visitation will be at Lindale Mennonite Church from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2019. The burial will be Saturday, March 2, 2019, Lindale Mennonite Church at 11 a.m. A celebration of life service will be held in Strite Auditorium at the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community on Saturday, March 2, at 2 p.m.

Memorial gifts may be made to Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community, 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802, or Gift and Thrift, 731 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

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

Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.

Daily News Record - 2/2/8/2019
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Shupp, Jean Martin
December 17, 1956 - May 11, 2019

Jean Shupp, age 62 of Bourbon, died, Saturday, May 11, 2019 as result of injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Bourbon. She was born December 17, 1956 in Lancaster County, PA to Elmer and Elva (Keens) Martin. She married Rick Shupp November 21, 1981 in Akron, PA.

Rick & Jean moved here from Maryland 5 years ago. Mrs. Shupp was a homemaker and was a driver for the Amish Community. She was a member of Clay Street Mennonite Church in Bourbon. Jean was a people person and her grandchildren were the apple of her eye. She enjoyed flowers and her love language was giving to others.

Mrs. Shupp is survived by her husband, Rick; children, Marcus (Charlou) Shupp, Nappanee, Jordan (Jeralyn) Shupp, Etna Green, Lucia (Shawn) Martin, Waynesboro, PA, Melissa (Derrick) Eby, Hancock, Maryland; grandchildren, Elmer, Renee, Javon, Nathaniel, Winston, Carter, Todd, Jenna, Arianna, Tanner; mother, Elva Martin, Lititz, PA; sister, Carol (Bill) Hess, McIntosh, MN; mother-in-law, Janice Shupp, Denver, PA.; and Logan and Levi Brooks, who knew her as Mama Jean. She was preceded in death by her father, Elmer Martin and father-in-law, Walter Shupp.

Family and friends may call Tuesday, May 14th from 6-8 and Wednesday, May 15th 2-4 and 6-8 at Sandy Ridge Mennonite Church, Bremen and for 1 hour prior to the 10:00 am Funeral Service, Thursday, May 16th also at the Church. Officiating will be the Clay Street Home Ministry and burial will be in Berea Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Sieber, Paul Clarence, 92, of Champaign, IL died February 22, 2019 at the same place. He to Boyd and Kathie (Wert) Sieber. He was married to Martha Meck, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Gerald Sieber, Delmar Sieber, Norma Symns, Nancy Seaman, and Marlin, Sieber; twelve grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held May 4, 2019 at First Mennonite Church, Urbana, IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Del Sieber, Champaign, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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Paul Sieber, 97, of Mahomet, IL, passed away at 8:05 A.M. on Friday, February 22, 2019 at his home.

A Celebration of Life service will be held in the spring.

Paul was born on April 20, 1921. He married Martha Meck and were married for 70 years, before she passed away on November 23, 2013.

He is survived by three sons, Gerald Sieber and his wife Yvonne of Hesston, KS, Delmar Sieber and his wife Sandy of Champaign, IL and Marlin Sieber and his wife Peggy of Mansfield, IL; two daughters, Norma Symns and her husband Thomas of Longmont, CO and Nancy Seaman and her husband Dennis of Champaign, IL; twelve grandchildren and sixteen great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife.

Find A Grave # 197071258



Smoker, Barbara B. Fisher, 85, of 97 S. Groffdale Rd., Leola, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She was the daughter of the late John Z. and Sarah Blank Fisher. She was a member of the Tourist Mennonite Church, Sarasota, FL. She enjoyed serving others in various ways, especially in sewing comforters for foreign countries.

She will be greatly missed by her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Surviving are: daughters, Sara married to David Yoder, Leola, Elizabeth married to Mahlon King, Gap, Emma married to Wilmer Stoltzfus, Goodville; sons, John married to Naomi Stoltzfus Smoker, Belleville, Ben Married to Kathryn Smucker Smoker, Jamestown, TN; 33 grandchildren and 34 great-grandchildren. Barbara was preceded by her husband Benjamin K. Smoker, daughter Annie, son Elmer and sister Suvilla Stoltzfus.

The viewing will be on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be on Thursday, April 4, at 1:00 in the afternoon. Both events will be held at Summit View Church, 200 Summitville Rd., New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/3/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Smoker, Reuben S., age 92, formerly of Gordonville, passed away on Monday, February 25, 2019 at Landis Homes, Lititz. He was the husband of Esther Grace Blank Smoker for over 69 years.

Born in Leacock Township, he was the son of the late Isaac M. and Fannie E. Kauffman Smoker. He was a member of Ridgeview Mennonite Church. Reuben was a carpenter working for various home builders. He enjoyed woodworking, hunting, and spending winters in Florida.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 children: Thelma J. wife of Eugene Sensenig of Denver, James E. Smoker, Linda S. wife of Stephen Simmons both of Gordonville, 6 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by 6 siblings: Naomi Stoltzfus, Mildred Stoltzfus, David, Elmer, Leroy, and Sylvanus.

Funeral service will take place at Ridgeview Mennonite Church, 3723 Ridge Road, Gordonville on Saturday, March 2, at 11 a.m. with a viewing from 10 a.m. until time of service. Reuben's nephew, Milt Stoltzfus, will be officiating. There will also be a viewing at the church on Friday, March 1, from 6 to 8 p.m. Interment will be in the Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/27/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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