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The Mennonite and other newspapers.   Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

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Weaver, Alta B. ; . . Weaver, Arlen L. ; . . Weaver, Christian G. ; . . Weaver, David S. ; . . Weaver, Ella Mae Martin ; . . Weaver, Ellen M. ; . . Weaver, Emma Ruth Good ; . . Weaver, George W. ; . . Weaver, Gladys M. Johnston ; . . Weaver, H. Ray ; . . Weaver, Leslie Hershey Sr. ; . . Weaver, Lizzie K. Horst ; . . Weaver, Marie M. Brubaker ; . . Weaver, Mary R. Martin ; . . Weaver, Norman W. ; . . Weaver, Raymond N. ; . . Weaver, Rhoda J. Martin ; . . Weaver, Titus N. ; . . Weaver, Twila Fern Zimmerman ; . . Weber, Lester Z. ; . .Weiler, Esther P. Lehman ; . . Weiler, Ivan M. ; . . Weldy, Dale D. ; . . Wenger, Esther Rebecca Rohrer ; . . Wenger, Eva Ruth ; . . Wenger, Mattie Louise Rohrer ; . . Whetstone, John S. ; . . Whissen, Martha Shank ; . .  Wickey, Maryann L.M. ; . . Widmer, Daniel Dean ; . . Widmer, Edna Mildred Leichty ; . . Wingard, Carl ; . . Wingard, Clarence J. ; . . Wingard, Irene Lehman ; . . Wise, Jonathon T. ; . . Witmer, Carol S. Leaman ; . . Witmer, H. Howard ; . . Witmer, Harold F. ; . . Witmer, Heather Lynea ; . . Witmer, Lena Frances Rhodes ; . . Witmer, Owen M. ; . . Woolschlager, Dorothy M. Lehman ; . .

 

Weaver, Alta B.
August 23, 1916 - April 9, 2019

Alta B. Weaver, 102, of Lititz, passed away on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Landis Homes.

Born on August 23, 1916 in Blue Ball, she was the daughter of the late Amos W. and Anna (Burkholder) Weaver.

She was a member of Springville Mennonite Church since 1933.

Alta was a nurse education coordinator for Ephrata Community Hospital before she retired in 1982. After retirement she worked part-time at Audubon Villa, Lititz, and Lancaster Lung Association.

She graduated from West Reading Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, earned her Bachelors of Nursing from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in 1953 and her Masters of Nursing from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965.

From 1954 to 1969 she worked in Tanzania under the Eastern Mennonite Mission. She instigated the founding of Shirati Nursing School, Tanzania, where she was director and instructor. She was then a nursing instructor for Eastern Mennonite College (now Eastern Mennonite University) in Harrisonburg, VA and then at Neumann's College, Aston, PA.

Alta is survived by a sister, Lillian (Jason) Shaum; a brother, Amos B. Weaver and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by five sisters, Emma Zeiset, Lizzie Oberholtzer, Mabel, Anna Mary and Esther Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 14, 2019 from 1 to 3 PM at East Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, followed by an additional viewing from 5 to 8 PM at Lincoln Christian Home, 1307 Apple Street, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019 at 9:30 AM at

Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Road, Ephrata. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal 4/11/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Arlen L., of Milton and formerly of Manheim, was born December 23, 1985 and went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at the age of 33 years. He was a member of the Rheems Mennonite Church, Mount Joy. He was the son of Lester B. and Irene R. (Kurtz) Weaver and the loving husband of Joy L. (Sweigart) Weaver.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Justin (10), Jordan (7), and Jaron (3); three sisters: Ann Louise wife of David Haldeman of Danville, Amy Weaver, and Anita Weaver both of Manheim, and three brothers, Andrew husband of Amber (Nolt) Weaver, Anthony husband of Marlene (Herr) Weaver, and Argyl husband of Rosalie (Hoover) Weaver, all of Manheim. He is survived by a paternal grandmother, Edna Z. Weaver and maternal grandmother, Lena G. Kurtz. He was preceded in death by a paternal grandfather, Noah B. Weaver and a maternal grandfather, John B. Kurtz.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 25, at the Millville Mennonite Church, 292 Taylor Road, Millville, PA from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. A viewing will also be held on Friday, July 26, from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM and a funeral service on Saturday, July 27 at 10:00 AM at the Rheems Mennonite Church, 1435 Schwanger Road, Mount Joy, PA. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/23/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Christian G., born Oct. 26, 1925, died Feb. 23, 2019, at his residence, 65312 CR 9, Goshen, IN 46526, age 93 years, 3 months, 22 days.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Lydia Ann (Kulp) Weaver, 12 children, Verna (Ben) Ramer, Rochester, Aaron (Harriet) Weaver, Granton, Wisconsin, Naomi (Amos) Zimmerman, Goshen, Maryella (Adin) Ramer, Goshen, Allen (Janice) Weaver, Goshen, Sarah (Samuel) Imhoff, Carson City, Michigan, Elam (Suetta) Weaver, New Paris, Luke (Faye) Weaver, Randall, Minnesota, Mark (Elsie) Weaver, New Paris, Barbara (Carlyle) Martin, Goshen, Matthew (Grace) Weaver, Goshen, Lena (Linus) Martin, Carson City, Michigan, 111 grandchildren, 331 great-grandchildren, 21 great-great-grandchildren and daughter-in-law, Lydia Weaver.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elsie Martin Weaver, 3 sons, Warren, Earl and Johnny, daughter-in-law, Marcile (Mrs. Matthew), 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. and Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019 2-6 p.m. at the residence. Services will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019 at the Old Order Yellow Creek Mennonite Church at 9:30 a.m. Home ministry will officiate. Burial will be at Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 


 

Weaver, David S., age 69 years, 2 months and 16 days, died January 8, 2019 at the Maugansville Mennonite Home in Hagerstown, Maryland. He was a resident at the home for one month. He was formerly from Elizabethtown, PA where he had lived with his sister, Ella and Kenneth Kreider for eleven years. He attended the Rheems Mennonite Church.

He was born in West Earl Township on October 23, 1949. He was the son of the late John W. and Annie W. Weaver.

David is survived by two brothers and eight sisters, Ivan, husband of Rebecca Weaver Weaver of Elverson, PA; Irvin, husband of Catherine Wise Weaver of Denver, PA; Ella, wife of Kenneth Kreider of Elizabethtown, PA; Anny Mary, wife of Fred Miller of Conestoga, PA; Alta, wife of Robert Sensenig of Myerstown, PA; Ruth, wife of the late Benjamin Shertzer of McAlisterville, PA; Irene, wife of Randal Sensenig of Lebanon, PA; Ada Mae, wife of Dale Miller of Montrose, CO; Arlene, wife of Gary Boll of Mt. Airy, MD; Esther, wife of Mervin Mellinger of Edinburgh, IN; and 60 nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Lydia.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral at the Denver Mennonite Church on Monday, January 14, at 9:30 am, with Brother Harold Good officiating. Interment will follow at the Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

There will be a viewing at the Denver Mennonite Church, 95 Monroe Street, Denver, PA, on Sunday, January 13, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 pm.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 1/11/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Ella Mae Martin
December 28, 1948 - October 29, 2019

Ella Mae Weaver, age 70, of Shippensburg, PA, passed away Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at her home surrounded by her family. She was born Tuesday, December 28, 1948 in Hagerstown, MD, the daughter of Naomi (Hege) Martin and the late Maurice Martin.

She is survived by her husband, Elam Weaver; daughter, Reyna Weaver and husband Michael Kulp, children, Cameron, LaReina, Dylan, Kaitlyn, Queena, Jade, and Jacinto, Stratford, WI; daughter, Autumn Weaver and husband Justin Stauffer, children, Autumn Rose, Karla, Karissa, Lanita, Malachi, Rolando, LaKeisha, and Mikal, Shippensburg, PA; son, Dannel Weaver, children, Grant, Cheyanna, and Celsey, Strasburg, OH; son, Larry Weaver, Shippensburg, PA; son, Davon Weaver and wife Andrea Martin, children, Rebecca, Nicole, Ava, Zachary, Ashton, and Alexys, Shippensburg, PA; daughter, Beth Weaver and husband John Byler, children, Bethany, Silas, Mariah, Abigail, Javan, Clyde, Noah, Holly, Evan, and Monica, Elliottsburg, PA; son, Dale Weaver and wife Erika Blocher, children, Chloe, Monte, Lelia, Joni, Meg, and Oliver, Newburg, PA; daughter, Janee Weaver and husband Darian Wadel, children, Destany, Jaiden and Ariella, Orrstown, PA; son, Brendan Weaver and wife Heidi Chupp, children, Adelie, Lucas, and Isaiah, The Bronx, NY and two sisters, Lois Horst and Velda Ghattas both of Hagerstown, MD. She is preceded in death by three grandchildren, Brielle Weaver, Thane Weaver and Aubree Weaver and one foster sister, Anita King.

Ella Mae was a faithful follower of Jesus Christ, and a member of Shippensburg Christian Fellowship. In her early years she was a dedicated homemaker and was given to hospitality. She fiercely loved her children and grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. Ella Mae valiantly fought a 23-year battle with illness.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, November 2 at Shippensburg Christian Fellowship Church, 10600 Blind Lane, Shippensburg with Pastor Harvey Reiff officiating. Interment will follow at Shippensburg Christian Fellowship Cemetery. A viewing will be held on Friday, November 1 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM and 6:00 – 8:00 PM at the Shippensburg Christian Fellowship Church.

Source: Find A Grace memorial #204326776
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


 

Weaver, Ellen M., 73, died peacefully Saturday, October 5, 2019, after a long struggle with mental health issues at South Mountain Restoration Center, Franklin Country - finally at peace.

Born in West Earl Township, PA, daughter of the late David M. and Katie B. (Martin) Weaver. Survived by sisters, Anna Mary Wenger (Raymond) and Elizabeth Bonnar (Ken), brother-in-law, Scott Burger, step-mother, Martha K. Weaver, two nieces and four nephews.

Ellen was preceded in death by sisters, Irene Weaver and Kathleen Burger, and a brother, Harlan Weaver.

Ellen was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and Eastern Mennonite College. She was a prior member of Carpenter's Mennonite Church. Ellen loved listening to music, reading and crossword puzzles.

A viewing will be held from 9 to 10 am, Friday, October 11, 2019, at Stradling Funeral Home, 30 North 9th Street, Akron. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 am.

Interment will be held at Groffdale Frame Mennonite Cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 10/7/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Emma Ruth Good
May 16, 1925-March 26, 2019

COLUMBIANA, Ohio - Emma Ruth Weaver, 93, passed away Tuesday afternoon, March 26, 2019 at her home.

Mrs. Weaver was born May 16, 1925 in Dalton, Ohio, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Martha Hoover Good and had lived in this area most of her life.

Emma was a homemaker and member of Salem Mennonite Church.

Her husband, David Weaver, whom she married August 7, 1946 died July 23, 1993.

Emma is survived by her children, David B. (Eva) Weaver of Columbiana, Ruth Anne (Mahlon) Martin of Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania, Joseph (Elaine) Weaver of Columbiana and Joanna (Harry) Neuenschwander of Salem; son-in law, Steven Yoder of Homeworth; 38 grandchildren; 117 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her daughter, Miriam Yoder; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three sisters and seven brothers.

Friends and family will be received from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Monday, April 1, 2019 at the Salem Mennonite Church.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at the Salem Mennonite Church with the local Salem Ministry officiating.

Burial will be in Pleasant View Mennonite Cemetery.

My Valley Tributes, Columbiana, OH
March 28, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weaver, George W., 80, of Reinholds, passed away on Friday, July 12, 2019, at home.

He was born in West Earl Twp. to the late Aaron M. and Emma (Weaver) Weaver and was the husband of Evelyn J. (Weber) Weaver with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.

He was a member of Faith Mennonite Fellowship, where he also helped with the landscaping and maintenance.

George was a driver and mechanic for Burkholder Paving for 42 years before retiring at age 70. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and tinkering with mower repairs. He also enjoyed volunteering with Material Aid Center.

In addition to his wife, George is survived by six children, Diane, wife of Dale Burkholder of Ephrata, Darla, wife of Leonard Shirk of Denver, Carol, wife of the late Kevin Smoker of Newmanstown, Gerald, husband of Deb (Gemmill) Weaver of Lititz, Gary, husband of Judy (Horning) Weaver of Reinholds, Bruce, husband of Sherry (Eberly) Weaver of Myerstown; sixteen grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Anna Mary, wife of Paul Hurst of Ephrata and two brothers, Irvin, husband of Verna (Oberholtzer) Weaver of Stevens, Melvin, husband of Anna (Hackert) Weaver of Denver.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Ivan Weaver, Edna Weaver, Verna Horning, Edith Weaver, Emma Burkholder and Aaron Weaver.

A visitation will be hold on Sunday, July 21, 2019 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM at the Faith Mennonite Fellowship, 335 N. Line Road, Stevens, followed by a memorial service at 3:00 PM with Pastor Michael Burkholder and Pastor Dwain Martin officiating. Interment will be private in the adjoining Faith Mennonite Cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in George's memory may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, 2412 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA, 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 7/15/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Gladys M. Johnston, 99, of Chambersburg and formerly of Lancaster, died on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Shippensburg Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Richard E. Weaver, who died in 1973.

Born in Blakesburg, Iowa, she was the daughter of the late John and Eva (Walker) Johnston. Gladys is survived by her son, Warren J., husband of Vicky, of York; two daughters, Catherine Weaver, with whom she lived and Louise, wife of Thomas Greene of Chevy Chase, MD; two granddaughters, Heidi, wife of Serdar Umur of Cos Cob, CT, and Kari Weaver of Atlanta; and a great grandson, Adam Umur. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Hillis Johnston, Marie Johnston, Mabel Grooms, Josephine Ratcliffe, LaVina Jackson, Mildred Izer and Hildred Hilliard.

Gladys was a member of the United Mennonite Church.

There will be a viewing on Thursday, February 14, 2019 from 9:30 until 11:00 AM in the Bachman Funeral Home, 7 South Decatur Street, Strasburg, PA. The funeral is 11:00 AM in the funeral home. Interment in Longeneckers Reformed Mennonite Cemetery will follow the

Intelligencer Joiurnal - 2/11/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, H. Ray, 56, of Reinholds, passed away on Friday, February 22, 2019, at home. He was born in Ephrata to the late Harvey H. Weaver and Ruth (Fisher) Weaver Schlicher of Denver.

Ray was a warehouse associate for John F. Martin Meats and also worked part-time for Quality Custom Cabinetry. He enjoyed working, and facilitating the Weaver Family Reunion for many years.

In addition to his mother Ray is survived by step-father, Kenneth L. Schlicher of Lancaster; companion, Deb Fry of Willow Street; siblings, Barry Lee, husband of Betty Jean (Mumma) Weaver of Stevens, and Jan Lamar Weaver of Kissimmee, FL; nephews and nieces, Eric & Steven Weaver, Melanie Weaver, Jeremy, husband of Irina Weaver, Stacy, wife of Ben Okochi, Jesse, husband of Tonya Weaver, Matthew, husband of Jen Weaver, and Sarah, wife of Justin Shelton.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a brother, Terry Lynn Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Friday, March 1, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm at the Blainsport Mennonite Church, 85 S. Blainsport Road, Reinholds, where an additional viewing will be held on Saturday, March 2, 2019, from 10 to 11 am. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 am, with Pastor Jay Showalter officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in Ray's memory may be made to Youth With A Mission, c/o Ephrata Community Church, 70 Clay School Road, Ephrata PA, 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 2/26/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Leslie Hershey Sr., 82, died March 8, 2019, at home. Born in Ronks, Pa., a son of Elmer and Emma Zink Weaver. He is survived by wife, Elsie Fulmer Weaver; sisters, Ruth Mellinger, Shirley Boll and Darlene Boll; and two brothers, Melvin and John.

Retired owner of European Autohaus in Harrisonburg, he was involved in Mennonite Spanish Ministries throughout his adult life in Lancaster, Pa., Florida and Puerto Rico.

He was predeceased by daughter, Sharon LeAnne, and grandson, Christopher Armato.

Surviving are sons, Tom (Joanne Benner) Weaver, Mike (Lorna Blake) Weaver, Les Jr. (Nanci Martin) Weaver, Jonathan (Diane Good) Weaver; grandchildren, Brooke (David) Armato-Raffaele, Chelsea (Stephen) Weaver-Esaki, Jessica (Dustin) Weaver-Kenny, Stuart Weaver, Isaiah Weaver, Dennis Jr. and Anthony Armato; and great- grandchildren, Silas and Tanis Raffaele, and Anthony Michael Armato.

Funeral-burial services at Weavers Mennonite Cemetery will be private.

Daily News Record - 3/13/2019
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Lizzie K. Horst
August 25, 1930 - March 7, 2019

Lizzie K. (Horst) Weaver, 88, of Anna, Illinois and formerly of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania passed away on March 7, 2019. Born on August 25, 1930 in Lancaster County, she was the daughter of the late Milton and Lena (Kurtz) Horst. On January 20, 1951, she married David M. Weaver who preceded her in death. Lizzie was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church in southern Illinois.

Surviving is a son, David H. husband of Rhoda Weaver of Anna, Illinois and three daughters: Naomi wife of Ivan Good of Versailles, Missouri, Julia wife of Leon Martin of Tenino, Washington and Dorcas wife of Leroy Zimmerman of Marietta, Pennsylvania; a foster daughter, Tina Spraggs of Versailles, Missouri; 35 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and a brother, Milton K. husband of Kathryn Horst of New Holland, Pennsylvania. She was preceded in death by a son, Lester Weaver and a daughter, Elizabeth H. Martin (wife of Dale Martin), four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, a brother, Aaron Horst who passed away in infancy and two sisters: Mary (wife of Lloyd Good) and Alma (wife of John Hurst).

Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, 55 Cain Road, Dongola, Illinois on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:00 AM with a viewing at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church on Tuesday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. There will be an additional viewing at the Denver Mennonite Church, 95 Monroe Street, Denver, Pennsylvania on Sunday from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, Pennsylvania is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/9/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Marie M. Brubaker, 69, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, January 12, 2019, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital.

She was born in New Holland to the late David and Lena (Martin) Brubaker and was the wife of John S. Weaver with whom she shared 48 years of marriage.

She was a member of Centerville Mennonite Church (Eastern Conference).

Marie was a homemaker.

In addition to her husband, Marie is survived ten children, Vincent, husband of Crystal Weaver, Lisa, wife of Charles Martin, Rosanna, wife of Lamar Sensenig, Steve, husband of Linda Weaver, James, husband of Tricia Weaver, Gloria, wife of Arlin Good, Caroline, wife of Jason Newswanger, Lorene, wife of Donny Zimmerman, Josephine, wife of Ryan Heller, Andrew Weaver; 35 grandchildren; seven siblings, June Weaver, Irene Weaver, Faye Martin, Roy Brubaker, Clara Weaver, Leon Brubaker, Kenneth Brubaker and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two brothers, Fred and Clyde Brubaker.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the farm Crest Chapel, Fairmont Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 10:00 AM at the Centerville Mennonite Church, 201 Sensenig Road, Ephrata. Interment will take place in the church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 1/15/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Mary R. Martin, 68, of Ephrata, died Monday, March 11, 2019 at Fairmount Home. She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Irvin M. Weaver.

Born in Ephrata Twp., she was the daughter of the late Elam G. and Lillian (Redcay) Martin.

Mary was a homemaker who enjoyed doing embroidery and painting with liquid embroidery. She was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four siblings: Alvin married to Shirley Martin, New Holland, Leon married to Sandy Martin, Denver, Liz married to Paul Keller, Myerstown, and Irene married to Brian Witmer, Ephrata and a sister-in-law Kathy Martin, Willow Street.

She was preceded in death by three brothers: Solomon married to Mildred Martin, Raymond Martin and Mervin Martin, and a brother-in-law Adam Horst.

Her funeral will be held on Monday, March 18, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Rd., East Earl. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 6 – 8 p.m. and Monday from 9 – 10 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Fairmount Home Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/13/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Norman W., 91, of Lititz, passed away, Sunday, February 3, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Lancaster, PA to the late Phares M. and Ella W. Weaver. He was the loving husband to Violetta (Stauffer) Weaver for over 69 years.

Norman was a member of Crossroads Community Fellowship (formerly Hess Mennonite). Norman was the founder and owner of Weaver's Garage for over 25 years until his retirement in 1995. He enjoyed camping and traveling as well as gardening. Norman and Violetta enjoyed attending Southern Gospel concerts. Most of all Norman cherished the time spent with his family. He will be remembered for his quiet and gentle heart.

In addition to his wife Violetta, Norman is survived by his children: Shirley Garman (Robert) of Lititz, Kenneth E. Weaver (Deborah) of Lititz, Jane Pfautz (Jeffrey) of Ephrata, Glen N. Weaver (Mary) of Lititz, Galen L. Weaver (Bobbi) of Stevens, Daryl M. Weaver (Kim) of Lititz and Diane F. Baldridge (Greg) of Tulsa, OK.; 16 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and siblings: Paul (late Laura) Weaver, Phares (late Ruth) Weaver, Esther (Noah) Sensenig, Harland (late Mary Etta) Weaver, Martha (Marvin) Nolt, Landis (Edna) Weaver, Ellen (Elmer) Martin. He was preceded in death by his son Gary L. Weaver; grandson Justin Weaver; great-granddaughter Hannah Garman; his siblings: Mary Martin, Allen Weaver, Clarence Weaver, Alta Weaver and Anna Weaver

Funeral Services will be held at Crossroads Community Fellowship, 1060 E. Newport Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 3:00PM. Family and friends will be received from 1-3PM. Interment will follow at Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Zion Retirement Community, 722 Furnace Hills Pike, Lititz, PA 17543

Intelligencer Journal - 2/6/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Raymond N.
February 10, 1955 - October 21, 2019

Raymond N. Weaver, 64, of 15060 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont, passed away on Monday afternoon, Oct. 21, 2019, in the emergency room at Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg.

He was born Feb. 10, 1955, in Ephrata, a son of the late Alvin and Anna (Newswanger) Weaver. He was married to the former Edna H. Hoover who survives. Raymond was a farmer all his life.

He enjoyed hunting and fishing but his greatest joy came from his grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by five children, Rhoda and husband Nathan Siegrist of Narvon, Loren Weaver and Lucille and husband Brian Martin, all of Millmont, Robert Ortlip and wife Kayla of Mifflinburg, and Ian Kapelan and wife Jen of Lewisburg; 18 grandchildren; two brothers, Ivan N. Weaver of Bethel and Titus N. Weaver of Ephrata; three sisters, Alma and husband Harvey Shirk of Narvon, Rachel and husband Landis Burkholder of Kutztown, and Mary and husband Elam Nolt of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by one foster daughter, Sabrina.

A viewing will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at the family residence, 15060 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont. Funeral services will be conducted on Friday at 9 a.m. at the residence, followed by services at 9:30 a.m. at the Mountain View Mennonite Church, 274 Kaiser Run Road, Mifflinburg, with Bishop Ammon Weaver and local ministry officiating.

Burial in the adjoining church cemetery.

Arrangements are by the Hummel Funeral Home, 574 Hill St., Middleburg.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/23/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Rhoda J. Martin, 79, of Lititz, formerly of Ephrata, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 11, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at Landis Homes.

Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Aaron S. and Edna M. (Shenk) Martin. She shared 50 years of marriage with Clarence L. Weaver, who passed away in 2009.

Rhoda was a member of Alive Church (formerly Ephrata Mennonite Church), where she taught her Sunday school class. She worked for many years in the office at Green Dragon Farmer's Market. She enjoyed gardening, cooking, vacationing at the mountains and spending time with family.

Rhoda is survived by daughters, Carol L., wife of Warren H. Martin of Ephrata, Doris A., wife of John L. Kurtz of Stevens; her son, Bruce A., husband of Jan H. (Breneman) Weaver of Ephrata; a brother, Kenneth E., husband of Mary (Schnupp) Martin of Brewton, AL; a sister, Edith A., wife of the late John R. Schnupp of Ephrata; seven grandchildren, Ryan, husband of Lindsay Martin, Crystal, wife of Steve Welsh, Jeremy, husband of Brittany Kurtz, Jeff Kurtz, Adam Weaver, Alyssa Weaver, Emily Ulrich and 2 great-grandchildren, Alexa and Gavin Martin.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Linda J., wife of Luke N. Ulrich of Newmanstown and a brother, J. Robert, husband of Vera (Panasuk) Martin of Farmington, CT.

A viewing will be held on Monday, April 15, 2019, from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz. A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2019 at 9:00 AM at Indiantown Mennonite Cemetery, 255 Indiantown Road, Ephrata, followed by a visitation from 10 to 11 AM at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel and a memorial service at 11:00 AM with Chaplain Anne K. Weaver officiating.

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

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/14/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Titus N.
February 27, 1930 - May 20, 2019

Titus N. Weaver, 89, formerly of 290 Wabash Road, Ephrata, passed away on Monday, May 20, 2019, at Fairmount Homes where he had been a resident for four months.

Born on February 27, 1930, he was the son of the late Elmer and Anna (Nolt) Weaver and was the husband of the late Lizzie W. (Hurst) Weaver who preceded him in death November 12, 2015.

A lifelong resident of Ephrata, Titus was a farmer and involved in livestock hauling for many years. He was a member of Springville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

Surviving are four sons, Glenn, husband of Irene (Zimmerman) Weaver, Paul, husband of Ada Mae (Weaver) Weaver, Melvin, husband of Alma (Martin) Weaver, Kenneth, husband of Darlene (Hurst) Weaver, all of Ephrata; two daughters, Esther, wife of Harold Sensenig of Shippensburg, Janet, wife of Jason Groff of Stevens; 29 grandchildren; 79 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary N. Weaver of New Holland and two brothers-in-law, Rufus Nolt of Lititz and Lyman Sensenig, husband of Edna of Stevens.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson; a great-granddaughter; a brother, Isaac Weaver and six sisters, Emma Garman, Nora Wenger, Anna Sauder, Alma Kurtz, Bernice Nolt and Ada Sensenig.

A viewing will be held on Thursday May 23, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM, at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 8:45 AM at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 AM from Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Rd., Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/22/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Twila Fern Zimmerman
January 19, 1983 - June 9, 2019

Twila Fern (Zimmerman) Weaver, 36, of Wooster Ohio, was welcomed into her HEAVENLY HOME at 1:20 P.M. on June 9, 2019, after a 2-year courageous battle with cancer.

She was born near Nappanee, Indiana on January 19, 1983 to Glen and Barbara (Martin) Zimmerman and accepted Christ as her personal Savior in her youth and was a faithful member of the Chester Christian Fellowship at the time of her death. On July 22, 2006, she was united in marriage to Lonnie Weaver of Wooster Ohio, where she made her home for almost 13 years.

In addition to her husband and parents, Twila is survived by two sisters, Glenda (Daryl) High of Nappanee Indiana and Stephanie Zimmerman of Myerstown, Pennsylvania; brothers, Jeff (Lydia) Zimmerman of Nappanee Indiana and Luke (Hannah Lucas) Zimmerman of Goshen Indiana; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Daniel and Katie Martin and Maynard and Catharine Zimmerman; and one niece, Breanna Joy Weaver.

Twila was a teacher at Pine View School, near Wooster Ohio for over 3 years. She enjoyed being a homemaker, gardening, and helping her husband on the farm. She wasn't granted the blessing of being a mother, but she had a special gift of mothering nieces, nephews and blessing many other children.

The visitation is to be held Thursday from 1-4 and 6-8 PM and the funeral, on Friday at 10:30 AM all at the East Union Mennonite Church, 10678 Old Lincolnway East, Orrville Ohio. Home ministry will officiate. Burial will follow in the Chester Mennonite Church Cemetery, 4730 Rutt Road, Wooster, OH 44691. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be given to Chester Christian Fellowship Church.

Spidell Funeral Home, Mount Eaton, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Weber, Lester Z., 88, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, January 17, 2019, at his residence.

He was born in Hinkletown to the late Noah and Cora (Zimmerman) Weber and was the husband of Lois Z. (Weaver) Weber.

Lester was a member of Indiantown Mennonite Church. During his working years, he was a brick mason for Harry Henley and Terry Steffy. He was a member of the Cocalico Sportsmen's Association, member and past president of the Ephrata Archery Club. He enjoyed hunting, snowmobiling and doing puzzles.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Donald R., husband of Karen S. (Horst) Weber of Ephrata; three grandsons, Chad M., Christopher J., and Jordan L. Weber; ten great-grandchildren and a brother, Noah Jr., husband of Lois E. (Boose) Weber of Brickerville.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Titus, Lloyd and Melvin Weber and a sister, Emma Horst.

A visitation will be held Thursday, January 24, 2019, from 10 to 11 am, at Indiantown Mennonite Church, 255 Indiantown Road, Ephrata, followed by his funeral service at 11 am, with Pastor Nelson Zeiset officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 1/21/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weiler, Esther P. Lehman
June 2, 1932 - July 31, 2019

Ephrata - Esther P. Weiler, 87, formerly of Myerstown, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 in the Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata. She was the wife of the late Ivan M. Weiler. She was born in Jackson Township, Lebanon County on June 2, 1932, a daughter of the late Milo and Anna Seibel Lehman.

Esther was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by children: Mary L. married to Ivan W. Hoover of Ephrata; Allen L. married to May Jane Martin Weiler of Myerstown; Glenn L. married to Eva Jane Stauffer Weiler of Wolcott, NY; Eugene L. married to Mabel M. Stauffer Weiler of Myerstown; Alta L. married to Darryl L. Weaver of Fredericksburg; Lester L. married Cheryl A. Nolt Weiler of Pickle Lake, ON; Ella L. married to Bruce R. Sensenig of Lebanon; Anna L. married to Jay Lloyd Sensenig of Rutledge, MO; Willis L. married to Rosanne M. Martin Weiler of Myerstown; 62 grandchildren; 155 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Emma J. Huber of Manheim; brother-in-law, Luke B. Kurtz of Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by grandson, Bruce L. Sensenig; six sisters, Edna M. Lentz, Lillian R. Kurtz, Anna Mary Ressler, Eleanor B. Horst, Irene S. Lehman and Margaret S. Lehman; sister-in-law, Alta M. Lehman; four brother-in-laws, Isaac Lentz, Elmer R. Ressler, Paul M. Horst and Phares K. Huber.

Funeral service will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the Fairview Mennonite Church, 111 Elco Drive, Myerstown. Burial in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 8/2/2019
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weiler, Ivan M.
October 24, 1930 - 2019

Ivan M. Weiler, 88, formerly of Myerstown, PA, passed away on Monday, May 6, 2019 in the Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata, PA. He was the husband of Esther P. Lehman Weiler. Ivan was born in Hinkletown on October 24, 1930, a son of the late Moses and Ella Martin Weiler. He was a farmer his whole life and a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

In addition to his wife of 66 years, he is survived by children, Mary L. married to Ivan W. Hoover of Ephrata; Allen L. married to Mary Jane Martin Weiler of Myerstown; Glenn L. married to Eva Jane Stauffer Weiler of Wolcott, NY; Eugene L. married to Mabel M. Stauffer Weiler of Myerstown; Alta L. married to Darryl L. Weaver of Fredericksburg; Lester L. married to Cheryl A. Nolt Weiler of Pickle Lake, ON; Ella L. married to Bruce R. Sensenig of Lebanon; Anna L. married to Jay Lloyd Sensenig of Memphis, MO; Willis l. married to Rosanne M. Martin Weiler of Myerstown; 62 grandchildren; 155 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Moses, Jr. married to Vicki Weiler of Akron; Clarence M. married to Judy Weiler of Myerstown; brothers-in-law, Samuel Martin of Ephrata; Isaac married to Ella Zimmerman of Ephrata; sister-in-law, Edna Weiler of Manheim.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Bruce L. Sensenig, 4 great-grandchildren; brothers, Harvey M. Weiler, Raymond M. Weiler; sisters, Emma M. Good, Mabel M. Zimmerman, Ella M. Martin; brother-in-law, Norman B. Good.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 9:30 am in Fairview Mennonite Church, 111 Elco Drive, Myerstown, PA. Burial in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/8/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weldy, Dale D.
June 11, 1929-March 13, 2019

Dale D. Weldy, age 89 years of Archbold, OH, passed away on March 13, 2019, at CHP Defiance Area in-patient Hospice. He was born June 11, 1929, on the family dairy farm in Wakarusa, IN. Dale was the son of Samuel R. and Alva E. (Loucks) Weldy. He worked on the farm and travelled the country showing registered Guernsey cattle.

Dale graduated from Wakarusa High School and attended Goshen College. On March 22, 1953, he married Helen Eicher Weldy and they were the parents of two children: Kirsten and Kim. Dale and Helen were members of Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold. For most of his life, Dale worked as a car salesman in Archbold. He enjoyed meeting people.

Music was an important part of Dale’s family. His mother, father, brothers, and sister sang together. During and after college, Dale sang in quartets, the church choir and other musical groups and productions. Singing was one of his greatest pleasures in life especially singing solos and singing in conjunction with the Toledo Symphony Orchestra.

Dale was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Maurice Weldy, and sister, Miriam Weldy. He is survived by his wife, Helen; daughter Kirsten (David) Meyer; son, Kim (Karin) Weldy; and special daughter Peggy (Todd) Lightner. Grandchildren and their families include: Karah (Weldy) and Justin Ehrhardt, Brice and Tracy (Weiler) Meyer, Kirk and Leah (Gautsche) Weldy. Great-grandchildren include Kiptyn, Kyla, and Kamryn Weldy; Barrett and Violet Meyer; Corey Ehrhardt: Aaron Lightner and Ashley (Jordan) Forsythe. Dale is also survived by a brother, Keith Weldy, nieces, and nephews.

Visitation will be Monday, March 25, at Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH, from 3:00-8:00 PM. The memorial service will be held at the church on Tuesday, March 26, at 4:30 PM. Burial will precede the service. Memorials should be made to CHP Home Care and Hospice or to the Zion Church Choir.

Short Funeral Home, Archbold, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Wenger, Esther Rebecca Rohrer
September 2, 1931 - June 21, 2019

Esther Rebecca Rohrer Wenger, 87, of Dayton, passed away June 21, 2019, at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

Mrs. Wenger was born on Sept. 2, 1931, in Dayton and was the daughter of the late Frank Israel and Annie Marie Knicely Rohrer. She was a homemaker and member of the Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church.

On Dec. 8, 1954, she married Aron Lewis Wenger, who preceded her in death on March 26, 1984.

Surviving are four children, Sheldon Wenger and wife, Wilda, Bridgewater, William L. Wenger, Margaret Wenger and husband, Lewis, Philip Wenger and wife, Myrna, all of Dayton; four brothers, Paul Rohrer and wife, Esther, Ivan Rohrer and wife, Elizabeth, Raymond Rohrer and wife, Mary, all of Dayton, and Stanley Rohrer, Rockingham; a sister, Mattie Wenger, Dayton; a sister-in-law, Martha Rohrer, Dayton; 14 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Ina Wenger, and husband, Dwight, a brother, David Rohrer, and a brother-in-law, John Wenger.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Tuesday morning June 25, 2019, at 10 at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

The body has been taken to her home, where friends may visit until Monday evening at 7 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 6/24/2019
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Eva Ruth, 90, of Dayton, died on Monday, Feb. 25, 2019.

Miss Wenger was born on May 4, 1928, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Henry G. and Mary Frances (Rhodes) Wenger. She was a member of the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Eva was a homemaker and cared for her parents in their old age.

Eva is survived by three brothers, Jason D. Wenger and wife, Naomi, Ray J. Wenger and wife, Ida, and Henry G. Wenger, Jr. and wife, Ferne, all of Dayton; and two sisters-in-law, Esther Wenger of Dayton and Martha Wenger of Harrisonburg. In addition to her parents, Miss Wenger was preceded in death by three brothers, Aron L. Wenger, Dwight R. Wenger and wife, Ina, and S. Adin Wenger; and a cousin, Eunice Good, who lived in the home with Eva for 19 years.

The funeral service will be held on Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at the Pleasant View Old Order Church with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to the Wenger home, where friends may call until 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Arrangements entrusted to the McMullen Funeral Home.

Daily News Record - 2/27/2019
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Mattie Louise Rohrer
Feb. 4, 1935 - Sept. 18, 2019

Mattie Louise Rohrer Wenger, 84, a resident of Dayton, [VA] passed away on Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, at her home.

Mrs. Wenger was born on Feb. 4, 1935, near Rushville, and was a daughter of the late Frank Israel and Annie Marie Knicely Rohrer. She was a homemaker and a member of Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church.

On June 22, 1955, she married John Early Wenger, who passed away on Sept. 19, 2015.

Surviving are her children, Marie Showalter and husband, Roland “Ron” Showalter, Mildred Showalter and husband, Dennis, John Wenger Jr. and wife, Carolyn, Melinda Beery and husband, Harry Lee, Melvin Wenger and wife, Julia, Ellen Showalter and husband, Kevin, all of Dayton; siblings, Paul Rohrer and wife, Esther, Ivan Rohrer and wife, Elizabeth, Raymond Rohrer and wife, Mary, all of Dayton, and Stanley Rohrer of Rockingham; sister-in-law, Martha Rohrer of Dayton; 24 grandchildren; and 49 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Wenger was preceded in death by two sisters, Esther Wenger and husband, Aron, and Ina Wenger and husband, Dwight; brother, David Rohrerl and one great-grandson, Lance Showalter.

The ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to her home, where friends may visit on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019, and Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, until 8 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News-Record, Sept. 20, 2019
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Whetstone, John S.
March 9, 1917 - August 15, 2019

John S. Whetstone, 102, of Cambria, WI formerly of Indiana, died Thursday, August 15, 2019. He was born March 9, 1917 in LaGrange County to Samuel J. and Lena (Shrock) Whetstone. On January 31, 1946 he married Rosa M. Eash. She preceded him in death March 25, 2011. Surviving John are two sons Glen (Alma Hochsteler) Whetstone, Topeka, IN and Orva (Emma Miller), Topeka, IN; three daughters Orpha (Wilbur)Yoder, Topeka, IN, Polly Anna (Clarence) Fry, Millersburg, IN, and Marry Ellen (Ezra) Petersheim, Cambria, WI; 29 grandchildren, 137 great grandchildren, and 9 great great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, four brothers, Joseph, Samuel, twin brother Henry, and infant brother Levi; six sisters, Anna, Gertrude, Ida, Elizabeth, Lydia, and Polly. Visitation will be held Saturday, August 17 all day at the Ezra Petersheim residence, W3298 County Road P, Cambria, WI. Visitation will be held Sunday, August 18 all day at the Dennis Yoder residence, 8465 W 55
S., Topeka, IN. Funeral services will be held Monday, August 19 at 9:30 AM at the Dennis Yoder residence in Topka, IN. He will be laid to rest at the Hawpatch Cemetery in Topeka. The family would like to express their gratitude to everyone. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is serving the family.

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


 

Whissen, Martha Shank
1914-2019

Martha Shank Whissen received her summons to her heavenly home on Friday, Sept. 20, at the Burkholder House of VMRC, where she had lived for three years. Martha was born on a very wintry morning in 1914 at the home of her parents, Perry E. and Katie Showalter Shank. She loved to tell that the doctor had to walk up the snowy railroad tracks from Broadway to the family farm to assist in her birth. She lived on the farm for her entire life until she moved to VMRC at age 102. Until nearly the end of that time she maintained her home, garden and driver's license.

In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Clarence A. Whissen, whom she married in 1967, and by four brothers, J. Ward Shank, D. Paul Shank, John F. Shank and Samuel S. Shank; two nieces; a nephew and a great-niece. She is survived by a sister-in-law, Kathryn S. Shank, and nieces and nephews of three generations. One great-nephew in particular, Don W. Shank of Broadway, was especially beloved; he visited her almost daily for over 20 years.

Martha graduated in 1953 from Eastern Mennonite College with teaching credentials. In 1963, she earned a master's degree from James Madison University. She began teaching in 1957 at Broadway Elementary School and later at Plains Elementary School in Timberville. She dearly loved her fourth and fifth grade students, and they were fond of her. Over the years she was warmly greeted by many of her former students when they met her in the community. Martha retired in 1979 after having taught for 22 years.

Martha was a lifelong member of Zion Mennonite Church, for which her grandfather, Samuel Shank, donated the land in 1885. Martha was a faithful and loving daughter, caring for her parents in their home until they died. She loved her Lord, her church, her pastors, and her Sunday School class. She was an active member of the Zion sewing circle, binding comforters at home when she no longer attended meetings. Her extended family was beloved, and she wanted them near her.

After her retirement from teaching, Martha pursued her interests in needlework of all kinds, piecing and quilting many quilts, in gardening (especially roses), in reading, and in bird watching.

A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 11 a.m. at Zion Mennonite Church, 3260 Zion Church Road with Pastors Ervin Stutzman, Harvey Yoder, and Mike Metzler presiding. Burial will be at the Zion Mennonite Church cemetery in a private service for the family.

Grandle Funeral Home of Broadway is assisting Martha's family with the funeral arrangements.

Daily News Record - 9/23/2019
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wickey, Maryann L.M., 22, of LaGrange, died at 7:40 am on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at her residence. She had suffered from Cerebral Palsy her entire life. She was born on April 25, 1996 in Wells County to Ervin L. and Christine M. (Schwartz) Wickey.

Survivors in addition to her mother are seven brothers, Reuben (Maryann) Wickey of LaGrange, Johnny (Maggie) Wickey of Centerville, MI, Menno (Marlene) Wickey, Levi Wickey, Ervin (Sara Jean) Wickey, David (Sylvia) Wickey, Joe Wickey all of LaGrange; four sisters, Martha (Sylvan) Eicher of Burr Oak, MI, Christine (Lonnie) Yoder of Howe, Ida Wickey and Elizabeth (Jacob) Stoltzfus all of LaGrange; 23 nephews and 23 nieces. She was preceded in death by her father and two stillborn nieces.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, January 7, and all day Tuesday, January 8, at Reuben Wickey residents, 0235 N. 400 E. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, January 9, at David Schwartz residence, 0380 N. 400 E. LaGrange. Services will be conducted by Bishop Maynard J. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Bloomfield Hill Cemetery, LaGrange, IN.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home
Middlebury, IN - Jan. 6, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Widmer, Daniel Dean, 93, of Albany, Oregon died April 14, 2019 at the same place. He was born May 13 1925 at Wayland, Iowa to Christian and Elizabeth (d. 1975) Widmer. On April 6, 1948 at Albany Mennonite Church, Albany, Oregon he was married to Edna Mildred Leichty, who was born September 1, 1927 and died April 10, 2019.

Surviving are children, Lucy (Loren) Noftsier, David (Rose) Widmer, Sarah (Sheridan) Mock, Laura (Jon) Harder, and Tim (Alexandra) Widmer; eleven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Submitted by: Laura Harder, Mountain Lake, MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoo

ver Martin


 

Widmer, Edna Mildred Leichty, 91, of Albany, Oregon died April 10, 2019 at the same place. She was born September 1, 1927 at Albany to Nicholas and Magdalena (Maurer) Leichty. Magdalena was born March of 1890.

On April 6, 1948 at Albany, she was married to Daniel Dean Widmer, who was born May 13, 1925 and survived. He died four days later on April 14, 2019.

Surviving are children, Lucy (Loren) Noftsier, David (Rose) Widmer, Sarah (Sheridan) Mock, Laura (Jon) Harder, and Tim (Alexandra) Widmer; eleven grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held June 15, 2019 at Albany Mennonite Church, Albany, Oregon.

Submitted by: Laura Harder, Mountain Lake, MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

 

 

Wingard, Carl, 92, of died October 27, 2019 at the same place. He was born January 17, 1927 at Tire Hill, Somerset Co., PA to Robert and Katie (Blough) Wingard. He was married to Elsie (Smoker) Wingard who died in 1980 and Wilma Jean (Mishler) Naugle Wingard who died in 2014.

Surviving are children, Donald Wingard, Elverson and Thomas married to Linda (Stoltzfus) Wingard, Narvon; three step-daughters: Pam Britt, Johnstown; Bonnie Beam married to Kevin O'Hare, Elverson; and Kimberly J. Moore, Reading; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren.

Also, five siblings: Glenn Wingard, Ethel Weaver, Grace Yoder, Freeman Wingard and Betty Lou Petersheim preceded him in death.

Carl was the owner of Carl Wingard, Inc., a petroleum business in Elverson. He was a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola.

Memorial services were held November 10, 2019 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in Eby Cemetery.

Submitted by: Lauren Krady, Leola,PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Wingard, Clarence J.
December 8, 1930 - January 3, 2019

Clarence J. Wingard, 88, of Shipshewana, died at 8:43 am on Thursday, January 3, at his residence. He was born on December 8, 1930 in Shipshewana, to Joseph J. and Fannie Mae (Miller) Wingard. On December 31, 1959 in Shipshewana, he married Edna Otto; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are five daughters, Irma (Larry) Yoder of Shipshewana, Freda (Daryl) Miller of LaGrange, Elma (Kenneth) Fry and Anna Mae (David) Miller both of Millersburg, Vera (LaVern) Yoder of Shipshewana; four sons, Ernest (Christine) Wingard of Syracuse, Freeman (Betty) Wingard and Clarence (Jeanette) Wingard Jr. both of Shipshewana, Jerry (Anita) Wingard of Middlebury; 46 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Orley) Miller of Shipshewana, Ruby (Ervin) Mast of Middlebury; six brothers, Joseph (Betty) Wingard Jr., Raymond (Dora) Wingard, Freeman (Leora) Wingard, Ferman (Barbara) Wingard all of Shipshewana, John (Sara) Wingard of Topeka, Jay (Ruth) Wingard of Shipshewana; three sisters-in-law, Esther Wingard, Mary Kathryn Lambright and Emma Schrock all of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Perry, Elmer, and Mahlon Wingard; five sisters, Ida Mae Schrock, Elizabeth Schlabach, Mary Mast, Esther Lambright, Erma Wingard; and one grandchild.

He was a farmer and senior bishop in the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Friday, January 4 and all day Saturday, January 5 at the family residence, 10500 W. 325 N., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, January 6 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen R. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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


 

Wingard, Irene Lehman
October 28, 1927 - June 25, 2019

Irene Wingard, 91, of Shipshewana, died at 12:52 am, on Tuesday, June 25 at her residence. She was born on October 28, 1927, in Topeka, to Perry and Amanda (Miller) Lehman. On December 11, 1947 in Topeka, she married Olen J. Wingard; he died February 24, 1999.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruby (Amos Jr.) Schlabach, Etta Fern (Melvin H.) Yoder both of Shipshewana, Marlene (Wayne) Fry of Topeka; three sons, Wilbur (Liz)
Wingard of Topeka, Glen Wingard, Lavern (Vicki) Wingard both of Middlebury; 21 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ruby Yoder of Topeka, Wilma (Wilbur) Lambright of Shipshewana; sister-in-law, Lizzie Ann Lehman of Goshen. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; three great-grandchildren; brother, Mervin Lehman.

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

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Wednesday, June 26 and all day Thursday, June 27 at the family residence, 1820 N. 625 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, June 28 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Vernon Slabach and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling the arrangements.

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


 

Wise, Jonathon T., 18, of New Holland, passed away on Sunday, August 11, 2019 as a result of an accident.

Born in Reading, he was the son of Luke R. and Carol J. Weaver Wise of New Holland.

Jonathon was employed by Martin's Ag Service. He enjoyed working on vehicles and helping out with whatever needed done. He was a member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving besides his parents are eight brothers, Jeffrey husband of Brenda Leid Wise of Narvon, Cordell husband of Lorelle Hursh Wise of Ephrata, Ryan husband of April Brubacker Wise of Stevens, Jay husband of Tiffany Judkins Wise of East Earl, David Wise and Jared Wise both of Leola, and Gary Wise and Kenton Wise both of New Holland; three sisters, Kendra of Summerfield, OH, Sabrina Wise and Kaitlyn Wise both of New Holland; He is also survived by a special friend Janita Weaver, a paternal grandmother, Anna Wise of Myerstown; and maternal grandparents, Edward and Arlene Weaver of New Holland. He was preceded in death by paternal grandparents Luke and Lydia Wise and by two brothers, Justin and Jordan Wise.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, August 15, at 9:30 A.M. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, 1120 Weaverland Road, East Earl, with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 8:00 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/13/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Witmer, Carol S. Leaman
September 6, 1958 - June 27, 2019

Carol S. Witmer, 60 of Stuart, FL, passed from this life to eternity on June 27, 2019 following a five-year illness from a rare cancer. Carol was born September 6, 1958 the seventh child of the late Henry and Marian Garber Leaman of Lancaster, PA.

A graduate of Millersville University, Carol taught elementary grades in PA at Locust Grove School and in the Penn Manor School District. She loved her first-grade students and delighted in making special Christmas and year end gifts for each child. Outside the classroom, Carol enjoyed sewing, home decorating, rehabbing houses, cooking, kayaking, and her church worship and small group.

Her positive outlook inspired by her unshakable trust in Jesus Christ gave her a peace that touched many. She prayed that her life, including suffering, would point to Jesus, her source of salvation and joy. She and her husband and best friend, Dave, were gifted with 39 years of loving, adventurous marriage. She dearly treasured their two daughters, Jenni (Dan) Kirkley, Millersville, PA and Audra (Jared) Peifer, Lititz, PA, and eight wonderful grandchildren.

She is survived by six siblings: Sara Leaman, Jim (Sheryl) Leaman, Ken (Judy) Leaman, Ron (Joyce) Leaman, Rachel (Loren) Johns, and Lois (John) Jantzi.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/30/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Witmer, H. Howard
August 24, 1925 - July 2, 2019

H. Howard Witmer, 93, of Lititz, and formerly of Manheim, passed away at Landis Homes, Lititz, on Tuesday, July 2, 2019. Born August 24, 1925 to the late J. Earl and Ruth Mae Shearer Witmer. He was the husband of Miriam Mohler Witmer with whom he shared 66 years of marriage. He was a lifetime member of Erisman Mennonite Church in Rapho Township.

Howard was a retired Bishop of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference. He was an overseer of Mennonite Churches in the Manheim and Williamsport-Milton district. He served as secretary of Lancaster Conference. He made a number of fraternal visits to the Mennonite Churches in Southeast Asia. Howard served on various Boards of Eastern Mennonite Missions, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, and Philhaven Hospital. He served in Civilian Public Service during World War II.

His interests were his family and churches. Howard enjoyed reading and studying. His hobbies were raising sheep, gardening, bee keeping, broom making, and genealogy. For many years he and his wife operated Witmer's Kitchen Kourner gadget stand at Roots Country Market. During retirement he enjoyed volunteering at Mennonite Central Committee in Ephrata.

Surviving in addition to his wife Miriam, is a daughter, Arlene wife of Mahlon Yoder of Baltic, OH, and a son Dave Witmer, of Stuart, FL, five granddaughters: Jenni wife of Daniel Kirkley, Audra wife of Jared Peifer, Rachel wife of Zach Miller, Annie Yoder companion of Jade Le, and Caroline wife of Drew McComber, twelve great-grandchildren, and a sister, Reba Miller of Lititz. Preceding him in death is a daughter-in-law, Carol Witmer, and a brother, J. Abram Witmer.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Howard's memorial service at Landis Homes Retirement Community, WEST BETHANY CHAPEL, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, on Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 10:00 AM. Friends may visit with the family at Landis Homes Retirement Community, WEST BETHANY CHAPEL, on Friday evening, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be no visitation on Saturday morning. Interment will be private in Erisman Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/4/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Witmer, Harold F., 92, of Manheim passed away on Friday, June 21, 2019 at Lancaster General Hospital. Born in Lampeter, he was the son of the late Frank and Minerva Kreider Witmer. He was the loving husband of the late Naomi K. Mumma Witmer who died in 2015. Harold operated a dairy farm in Schuylkill County and he drove school bus for Strasburg and Cornwall School districts. He was a member of East Petersburg Mennonite Church and enjoyed helping with the lawn mowing for the church cemetery. Harold loved vegetable gardening and traveling to Potter and Tioga Counties.

Surviving are three children, Harold "Jr." husband of Nancy Witmer of Elizabethtown, James M. Witmer of Pine Grove and Rachel wife of Jay Hilsher of Manheim, 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two siblings, Raymond husband of Shirley Witmer of Lewistown and Jane Siegrist of Leola. He was preceded in death by a son, Leon Witmer and five siblings, Hansel and Jay Witmer, Marion Wenger, Miriam Lehman and Mary Brown.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral service at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, 6279 Main Street, East Petersburg on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing at the church on Tuesday evening from 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM and again at the church on Wednesday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of service. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/24/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Witmer, Heather Lynea

Delmar - Heather Lynea Witmer, age 8, of Delmar, passed away on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at her home.

She was born on December 9, 2010 in Seaford, Delaware.

She is survived by her parents, Roy and Teresa Witmer; sisters, Makayla, Sierra, Megan, and Daryen; grandparents, Claire Witmer, Phil Good, and Karen Good; aunts and uncles, Phyllis and Jake Amstutz, Shirley Witmer, Carla and Mark Byers, Brenda and James Yoder, Lynette and Eddie Montero, Eldon and Marilyn Witmer, Kristina and Michael Eberly, Tanya and Marcus Mast, Andrea and Marlen Schlabach, Kendra and David Hooley, and Kara and Stephen Miller; and 45 cousins.

She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Florence Witmer.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at the Salisbury Mennonite Church, 14592 Pepperbox Road, Delmar, DE. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, January 20, 2019 at the Christian Community Center, 408 Gordy Road, Salisbury, MD. Interment will follow the service at Salisbury Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Arrangements are in the care of Short Funeral Home in Delmar. Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.shortfh.com.

Published in The Daily Times on Jan. 18, 2019, DE
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Witmer, Lena Frances Rhodes
January 15, 1930 - June 16, 2019

Lena Frances Rhodes Witmer, 89, of Dayton, passed June 16, 2019, at her home. Mrs. Witmer was born Jan. 15, 1930, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of the late Samuel and Ella Rohrer Rhodes.

She was a homemaker and member of the Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church.

On Jan. 20, 1954, she married Daniel Rhodes Witmer, who preceded her in death on May 26, 2013.

Surviving are five sons, Harold Witmer and wife, Milda, of Dayton, Mark Witmer, of Hinton, John Witmer and wife, Josephine, of Dayton, Carl Witmer and wife, Judith, of Bridgewater, and Lewis Witmer and wife, Donna, of Harrisonburg; two daughters, Edna Showalter, of Windsor, Ky., and Linda Kisling, of Millersburg, Ohio; three brothers, Roy Rhodes and wife, Grace, Homer Rhodes and Charles Rhodes and wife, Janice; two sisters, Betty Horst and Edna Martin and husband, Clark; two brothers-in-law, Joseph Beery and Leon Burkholder, all of Dayton; 35 grandchildren; and 38 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters; three brothers; two sons-in-law, Elon Showalter and Richard Kisling; a brother-in-law, Mark Horst; and a sister-in-law, Lois Rhodes.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The body will be taken to her home, where friends may call Monday after 1 p.m. and Tuesday until 8 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 6/17/2019
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Witmer, Owen M.
February 1, 1933 - February 5, 2019

Owen M. Witmer, 86, passed away peacefully Tuesday afternoon, February 5, with his loving family around him.

Mr. Witmer was born on February 1, 1933, in Columbiana, OH, a son of Enos L. and Hannah (Wenger) Witmer. Owen graduated from Greenford High school, where he was a part of the state basketball team. He married the former Nancy Reesor on October 4, 1958, and together they would raise four children. Owen was self-employed as a dairy farmer.

He was an active member in the North Lima Mennonite Church where he was an elder, taught Sunday school, and sang in the choir. Owen loved to spend time on the deck and by his pond with his children, grandchildren, family and friends. He was instrumental in starting Harmony Village and served on the Board of Directors of Mennonite Mutual Insurance.

He leaves to cherish his precious memory his wife Nancy of Salem, four children Dr. Elvin (Lisa) Witmer of Boston, NY , Rita (Jay) Esbenshade, Roger (Kim) Witmer and Connie Witmer all of Salem; nine grandchildren Craig, Ian and Blaise Witmer of NY, Aaron (Susie) Esbenshade of TX, Kenton (Brianna) Esbenshade of OR, Anja (Jeremy) Gruber of Columbiana, and Marisa Miner, Jenna and Kade Witmer of Salem; five great-grandchildren Alex, James, Elvin, Kolten, and Hans; his siblings brothers Ralph of Salem Daniel of Orville, E. James of Alliance, Homer of St. Jacobs, ON; sisters Stella Ressor of Stouffville, ON, Vesta (Ross) Landis of Orville, OH, Esther Witmer of West Liberty, OH and Marjorie Byer of Harrisonburg, VA; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Mr. Witmer was preceded in death by his parents, brothers J. Elmer and Elvin and an infant sister Grace.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 9 at 10:30 a.m. at Greenford Christian Church, 11767 Lisbon Rd., Greenford, OH, 44422, with Pastor Bob Wengerd officiating.

The family will receive friends on Friday, February 8 from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Greenford Christian Church and again Saturday morning from 9:30-10:30 prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations may be made in Owen’s memory to the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley, 962 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Youngstown, OH 44510.

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

Seederly-Mong & Beck Funeral Home
Columbiana-North Lima, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Woolschlager, Dorothy M. Lehman, 85, of Glenfield, Lewis Co., NY died June 30, 2019 at the same place. She was born June 6, 1934 at Croghan, Lewis Co., NY to Mildred (Lehman) Zehr. On June 24, 1953 at Beaver Falls, Lewis Co., NY she was married to Lowaine A. Woolschlager, who was born February 15, 1933 and died May 23, 2018.

Surviving are children, Sandra Woolschlager; Scott and Christina Woolschlager; and Suzette and Fred Cole; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; a sister, Marge (Lehman) Lyndaker and a brother, Edward McHale.

Dorothy was a lifelong member of First Mennonite Church, New Bremen; a hospice volunteer for over 26 years, and was recognized as Volunteer of the Year. She drove bus for 26 years until retirement in 1997.

Memorial services were held July 3, 2019 at First Mennonite Church, New Bremen, Lewis Co., NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Janice Crofoot, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



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