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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  X to Z


Yocum, Mary Francis Zimmerman ; . . Yoder, Alice Derstine Hackman ; . . Yoder, Alvin G.; . . Yoder, Anna Riesecker Miller ; . . Yoder, Christian R. "Chriss" ; . . Yoder, Elva Lydia Miller ; . . Yoder, Galen LaVern ; . . Yoder, Geoffrey Lee ; . . Yoder, Glen H. ; . . Yoder, Goldie Edith Miller ; . . Yoder, Irvin C. ; . . Yoder, Jerry Jr. ; . . Yoder, Rebecca Z. Speicher ; . . Yoder, Ruby J. Borkholder ; . . Yoder, Tobias M. ; . . Youndt, Veronica Gehman ; . . Yutzy, Carmen Martin ; . . Zehr, Beatrice Bast ; . . Zeiset, John F. ; . . Zimmerman, Crystal Dawn Stauffer ; . . Zimmerman, David N. ; . . Zimmerman, Lena H. Weaver ; . . Zimmerman, Levi N. ; . . Zimmerman, Mabel Maurine Troyer ; . . Zook, Lois Martin ; . . Zook, Simon P. ; . .

 

Yocum, Mary Francis Zimmerman
February 27, 1923-March 17, 2019

Mary Francis Yocum (Zimmerman), 96, of Akron, passed away on the 17th of March at Ephrata Manor in Lancaster County after a long and fruitful life. She was born in Earl Township, Lancaster County, to Milton B. and Florence (Jackson) Zimmerman on 27 February 1923 and was one of thirteen siblings.

After mission work in Kentucky and Bible study in Virginia, Mary earned a degree in nursing and, for many years, worked as a registered nurse at Hahnemann Hospital and Chestnut Hill Lodge in Philadelphia. Valued by many colleagues for her calm discrete professionalism, she will be deeply missed by her nursing friends. In a long life of church involvement, she was a faithful member of Norris Square Mennonite Church, Philadelphia; Frazer Mennonite Church, Malvern; Providence Mennonite Church, Collegeville; and Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

Married to Frederick L. Yocum for over fifty years, Mary was the anchor of the family with six children, twelve grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren. Gracious and kind, she marked all of the birthdays, graduations and other special moments. Her attention and interest in our lives is a testament of her spirit. She will be missed immensely. She enjoyed camping, travel, board games, sewing and meeting up with her nursing colleagues and extended family. In 2001, Fred and Mary moved from Philadelphia to Lancaster County and lived in Akron.

Mary is survived by 4 siblings, Ruth Eckert, Carl, Earl, and Kenneth Zimmerman; three daughters, two sons, twelve grandchildren, and numerous great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Fred, her daughter Jane Aquaviva and 8 siblings, John Zimmerman, Laura Stauffer, Erma Birky, Amos, Addy, Roy, Clyde and Arline Zimmerman.

Friends and relatives are invited to attend her Life Celebration on Saturday, the 23rd of March at Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Highway Ephrata PA.; viewing from 9:30 to 10:30 am, Memorial service at 10:30 am, committal and fellowship time following.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/20/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Yoder, Alice Derstine Hackman, 78, of Harleysville died February 6, 2019 at Quakertown, Bucks Co., PA. She was born May 21, 1940 at Franconia, Montgomery Co., PA to Clayton and Sarah (Gehman) Derstine. On April 24, 1993 she was married to Carl D. Yoder, who was born September 21, 1928 and died December 4, 2015.

Surviving are children, Connie Bean, husband David; Lisa Edenfield, husband Brad; and James Hackman, wife Laurie; ten
grandchildren, and siblings, Herman Derstine, Marie Reinford, Jane Derstine, Jean Derstine, and Eileen Schmidt.

Her first husband, James N. Hackman, two brothers, Roy Derstine and Henry Derstine, and a sister, Mildred Moyer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 11, 2019 at Plains Mennonite Church, Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Mike Derstine, Hatfield, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Alvin G.
July 24, 1923 - February 19, 2019

Alvin G. Yoder, 95, of Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died at 6:50 pm on Tuesday, February 19, at Waterford Crossing Health Center, Goshen, where he had lived the past three months. He was born on July 24, 1923 in Sumner County, KS, to Levi M. and Gertrude (Yoder) Yoder. On February 1, 1945 in Arthur, IL he married Amanda Miller, she died October 4, 2009.

Surviving are four daughters, Brenda (Dan) Bontrager, Doris (John) Schwartz, Shirley (Marlin) Mast all of Middlebury and Carol (Jr.) Miller of Sarasota, FL; two sons, Larry (Cindy) Yoder and Ray (Jeanette) Yoder all of Goshen; 14 grandchildren, 16 step-grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, several step-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary (Alvin) Miller of Goshen and Gertie (Orville) Christner of Wolcottville; a brother, Levi (Pensi) Yoder Jr. of Thailand.

He was preceded in death by parents; wife; son in law, Lavern Hochstetler; four sisters, Sara Miller, Anna Troyer, Polly Mast and Edna Troyer; two brothers, Bill Yoder and Samuel C. Yoder.

Alvin was a farmer his entire life and drove school bus for 31 years in the Fairfield School System. He helped start and was very active with Millersburg Farmers Day, where he and his wife were honored as Grand Marshals. He was a salesman for Pioneer Seed Corn and had volunteered as a Red Coat for many years at Goshen Hospital.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Tuesday, February 26, at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 CR 35 Goshen. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Wednesday also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Linda Miller and Matt Yoder. Burial will be in Clinton Frame Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Clinton Frame Church for mission projects.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Feb. 21, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Anna Riesecker Miller
January 19, 1923 - March 12, 2019

Anna Miller Yoder, 96, better known to her friends as "Wickie Ann" went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 12, which was her desire for the last several years. She was born on a farm south of Middlebury on January 19, 1923 to Samuel and Fannie (Kauffman) Riegsecker. On September 21, 1946 she married William (Wickie) Miller; he died November 28, 1984. On April 24, 1999 she married Herbert Yoder; he died November 16, 2014.

She is survived by her three children; Bonnie (Woody) Bailey, Don (Janet) Miller, and Dean (Rhea) Miller. Her six grandchildren; Dawn (Keith) Blocker, Tia (Matt) Johnson, Suzanne (Todd) Hoek, Benji (Ana) Bailey, Lance (Nikki) Miller, Nolan (Kylie) Miller and her 11 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by five stepchildren Del (Shirley) Yoder, Craig (Nan) Yoder, Byron (Becky) Yoder, Gary (Lisa) Yoder, and Lori (Cliff) Yoder; and 13 step grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; two brothers Elmer and Ben Riegsecker; and two sisters Louisa Hershberger and Susie Miller.

She was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She worked at the Middlebury elementary school as a cook for 29 years. She was well known for making excellent pies and hosting many guests in her home. She enjoyed crocheting and traveling, including a mission trip to Washington DC for Habitat for Humanity. She was faithful to her church, First Mennonite Church in Middlebury where she had volunteered her time as a Sunday School Teacher, helper for Vacation Bible School, women sewing circle, and organized and cooked innumerous funeral meals.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 15, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 16, at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Services will be conducted by pastors Phil Yoder and Kent Miller. Burial will take place in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorial contributions may be given to Water for Life.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
March 14, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Christian R. "Chriss"
Nov. 30, 1930 - Dec. 28, 2018

Funeral services for Christian R. "Chriss" Yoder will be held Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 9:30 AM at the Perry Bender Residence, 2710 560th St. SW, Kalona, with burial following at the Peter Miller Cemetery. Visitation will be held Sunday, Dec. 30 from 2 - 8PM and Monday, Dec. 31 from 10:30 - 7:30 AM all at the Perry Bender Residence. The Beatty Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family. Christian Ray Yoder was born November 30, 1930 in Johnson County, Iowa, the son of Edward G. and Anna (Ropp) Yoder. He was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until his death. He was united in marriage to Eldora S. Mast on October 25, 1951 in Kalona, and they lived in matrimony 67 years. To this union were born four sons and three daughters. Chriss died suddenly from an apparent heart failure in his home at the age of 88 years and 28 days.

He is survived by his wife Eldora and seven children: Cephas and wife Emma Yoder, Mahlon and wife Bertha Yoder, Verna and husband Perry Bender all of Kalona, Edna and husband Perry Miller of Windsor, MO, Wesley and wife Verlene Yoder of Brighton, IA, Samuel and wife Norma Yoder and Louise and husband Tobias Yoder of Kalona, 56 grandchildren, 143 great-grandchildren, three brothers: J. Edward and wife Treva Yoder of Goshen, IN, Alton and wife Susie Yoder and Marvin and wife Elizabeth Yoder of Crofton, KY, two brothers-in-law: Eddie J. Miller of Kalona and Herman E. Miller of Guthrie, KY.

Preceding Chriss in death were his parents, three brothers: Sylvanus, Thomas and Lewis, four sisters: Viola, Edna, Dorothy, Lydia Anna, three grandchildren and four great -grandchildren.

Beatty & Peterseim Funeral Services
Kalona, IA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Elva Lydia Miller
July 20, 1925 - June 24, 2019

Elva Lydia Yoder, 93, of Middlebury, died at 1:10 am on Monday, June 24 at her residence. She was born on July 20, 1925 in Hutchinson, KS, to Andrew S. "Sam Andy" and Lydia (Beachy) Miller. On November 23, 1943 in LaGrange County she married Andrew E. Yoder; he died June 26, 1992.

Surviving are seven sons, Gerald (Wilma) Yoder of Topeka, Martin (Lizzie Ann) Yoder of LaGrange, Eugene (Dorothy) Yoder of Topeka, John (Ruth) Yoder of White Pigeon, MI, Larry (Martha) Yoder of Middlebury, David Yoder of Topeka, Glen (Marietta) Yoder of Shipshewana; five daughters, Esther (Sam) Borkholder of Middlebury, Edith (Cornelius) Fehr of Sturgis, Linda (Calvin) Hochstetler of White Pigeon, MI, Mary (Daniel) Yoder of Middlebury, Barbara (Jonathan) King of Middlebury; daughter-in-law, Clara Yoder of Shipshewana; 96 grandchildren, 277 great-grandchildren, 19 great great grandchildren, 13 step grandchildren, 32 step great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; a son, Merle Yoder; son-in-law, Marion Yoder; two grandchildren; a great grandchild; three brothers, Samuel, Noah and Andy Miller; seven sisters, Katie Miller, Mary Fry, Polly Slabach, Melinda Yoder,
Susie Eash, Sadie Wingard, Esther Hochstetler.

Elva was a homemaker and member of the Old Oder Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 3:00 pm on Monday, June 24, and all day Tuesday, June 25, at family's residence, 655 S. 1075 W. Middlebury. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am on Wednesday, June 26, at the Steven Yoder residents, 0805 S. 1075 W. Middlebury. Services will be conducted by Bishop Mervin Schrock and the home ministers. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.

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


 

Yoder, Galen LaVern
August 4, 1925-April 10, 2019

Galen LaVern Yoder, Greencroft Goshen, passed through death into life on April 10, 2019, at the age of 93. He was born August 4, 1925, to Edwin J. and Mollie (Stoltzfus) Yoder in Topeka. He married Esther Mishler on April 17, 1948.

He is survived by five of their six children: Retha (Franklin) Baer, of Harrisonburg, Virginia; Rosalie Yoder of Hampton, Virginia; Ronald (Jane) Yoder of Wolcottville; Roberta (Terry) Bontrager of Central Asia; and Rodney (Verna) Yoder of West LaFayette; 15 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, and his sister, Olive Grace (Ed) Millerof Elkhart.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, their son, Russell, at age 19, as well as by his sisters, Genevieve Friesen and Gladys Johns, and his brother, Gerald Yoder.

Galen was a dairy farmer who often claimed to be outstanding in his field. He served on the board of Milk, Inc. flying his own plane to meetings out of state. He enjoyed performing with the Menno Singers and was actively involved in music and leadership positions in several churches, including Maple Grove Mennonite, Topeka; Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, Syracuse; Topeka Mennonite Church; and Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen. After retiring from the farm, he enjoyed woodworking, became a member and leader with Gideons International, and was active in the Topeka Area Historical Society. His humor and story-telling will long be remembered by his family and friends.

Visitation will be at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Wednesday April 24, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka at 9 a.m. Thursday April 25, 2019 . A memorial service will take place Thursday April 25, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Waterford Mennonite Church.

Memorial donations may be given to Gideons International or Bethany Christian Schools. Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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

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Yoder, Galen LaVern, 93, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died April 10, 2019 at the same place. He was born August 4, 1925 at Topeka, LaGrange Co., IN to Edwin J. and Mollie (Stoltzfus) Yoder. On April 17, 1948 he was married to Esther Mishler, who was born April 4, 1928 and died December 12, 2018.

Surviving are children, Retha (Franklin) Baer; Rosalie Yoder; Ronald (Jane) Yoder; Roberta (Terry) Bontrager; and Rodney (Verna) Yoder; 15 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Olive Grace (Ed) Miller.

A son, Russell, two sisters, Genevieve Friesen and Gladys Johns, and a brother, Gerald Yoder preceded him in death.

Galen was a dairy farmer who often claimed to be outstanding in his field. He served on the board of Milk, Inc. He enjoyed performing with the Menno Singers and was actively involved in music and leadership positions in several churches, including Maple Grove Mennonite, Topeka; Wawasee Lakeside Chapel, Syracuse; Topeka Mennonite Church, Topeka; and Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen. After retiring from the farm, he enjoyed woodworking, became a member and leader with Gideons International, and was active in the Topeka Area Historical Society. His humor and story-telling will long be remembered by his family and friends.

Memorial services were held April 25, 2019 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka, LaGrange, IN.

Submitted by: Karen Hostetler, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Geoffrey Lee, 23, Wakarusa, died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2019 as a result of a truck accident. He was born Aug. 29, 1995 in South Bend, to Charlie & Tammy (Dylewski) Yoder.

Surviving are his parents, sisters, Candice (Dacoda New) Yoder, Granger, Katie Yoder, Wakarusa, Clara Yoder, Wakarusa, nephews, Matthew Yoder & Cole New, maternal grandparents, C. Sue Dylewski & Eugene Andrew (Barbara) Dylewski Sr., paternal grandparents, Gordon & Margaret Yoder, his girlfriend, Rachel Carney and her parents, Matt & Diane Carney, Lakeville.

Geoffrey was a 2014 graduate of Penn High School and worked as a lead mechanic for Northern Indiana Construction. He was a 10 year Madison Township 4-H member; Junior Volunteer Firefighter for Madison Township Fire Department in high school and a member of Boy Scout Troop #555. Geoffrey loved farming, raising his cows and Dodge Cummins Truck. He was an avid diesel mechanic and attended Olive Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Monday, Feb. 4, 2019 and 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, with the funeral service following at 7 p.m., all at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 CR 3, Elkhart. Pastors Bob & Enid Schloneger will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the Madison Township 4-H or Madison Township Fire Department.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Glen H., 74, of Topeka, died at 3:25 pm on Monday, February 4, at his residence after a brief illness. He was born on July 6, 1944 in Goshen to Henry A. and Mary N. (Miller) Yoder. On May 14, 1964 in Topeka he married Elizabeth Mae Miller, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are eight sons, Maynard Lee (Erma) Yoder of Topeka, Marvin Eugene (Esther) Yoder of Millersburg, Vernon Jay (Marlene) Yoder of Topeka, Wayne Dean (Wanda) Yoder of Topeka, Ray G. (Ada) Yoder of Topeka, Glen (Eileen) Yoder Jr. of Topeka, Marlin G. (Linda) Yoder of Topeka, Freeman G. (Ruby) Yoder of Shipshewana; three daughters, Mary Kathryn (Levi) Kuhns of Shipshewana, Waneta Sue (Vernon) Miller of Ligonier, Marilyn G. (LaVern) Miller of Topeka; 70 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren; eight brothers, David P. (Mary Ellen) Yoder of Goshen, Calvin (Wilma) Yoder of Shipshewana, Amos (Carolyn) Yoder of Shipshewana, Henry (Ruby) Yoder, JR. of Goshen, Mervin (Vera) Yoder of Goshen, Melvin (Etta Fern) Yoder of Shipshewana, Marvin (Etta Fern) Yoder of Goshen, Orla (Erma) Yoder of Millersburg; three sisters, Ruby (Calvin) Wingard of Goshen, Mary Esther (Orva) Miller of Shipshewana, Elnora (Ray) Schlabach of Topeka; brother-in-law, Levi Lee (Ada) Beachy of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Lavern and Marion Yoder; four grandchildren; sister, Lorene Beachy; two sisters-in-law, Loretta Yoder and Emma Yoder.

Glen was the owner/operator of Four Woods Cabinet Shop, Topeka since 1985 and he was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Tuesday, February 5, and all day Wednesday, February 6, at the family's residence, 7575 W. 500 S. Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Thursday, February 7, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Feb. 5, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Goldie Edith Miller
September 25, 1939 - May 9, 2019

Goldie Edith Yoder, 79, Goshen, formerly of Millersburg, died 6:33 p.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019 at Courtyard Healthcare. She was born Sept. 25, 1939 in Goshen, to Valentine & Lizzie (Christner) Miller. On Feb. 14, 1959, she married Amos J. Yoder Sr. and they were married 60 years.

Surviving are her husband, Amos, Goshen, children, Joan Yoder, Bloomfield, New Mexico, Carl (Angie) Yoder, Millersburg, Ralph (Bonnie) Yoder, Bloomfield, New Mexico, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and siblings, Sarah Miller, Goshen, Arthur Miller, Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Raymond Miller, Goshen.

Preceding her in death are her parents, son, David Yoder and brothers, David Miller & Verlin Miller.

Goldie worked at Artisan Interiors, Middlebury, for many years. She attended Clinton Frame Church, where she was active with Summer Bible School. She enjoyed quilting, sewing, playing cards and loved her church family and friends. Most of all, Goldie loved her family and cherished her grandchildren.

Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, May 13, 2019 and 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14, 2019, with the funeral service following at 10:30 a.m., all at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 CR 35, Goshen. Clinton Frame Church Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow at Clinton Frame Church Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, South Bend.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Yoder, Irvin C.
July 17, 1931 - May 24, 2019

Irvin C. Yoder, 87, of Goshen, died Friday, May 24, 2019, at Goshen Hospital after a stroke on Monday.

He was born July 17, 1931 in Grantsville, Maryland and was raised by Oscar and Katherine “Kate” Yoder in Middlebury.

On November 23, 1950 he married Anna Barbara Cross in Middlebury. She died July 19, 2014.

Survivors include daughters, Rosa Yoder of Lake, Michigan, Norma Yoder of Niles, Michigan and Loretta (Dannie) Mast of Goshen; sons, Warren (Marla Kauffman) Yoder of Newton, Kansas, Richard (Anita) Yoder of Greenwood, Dwight (Dianne Smith) Yoder of Mobile, Alabama and Wesley (Jill) Yoder of Goshen; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and siblings, Orvan (Elnora) Yoder and Carolyn (Stanley) Miller, both of Middlebury.

Along with his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by siblings, Evelyn Slabach and Marvin Yoder.

Mr. Yoder owned and operated Blue Fin Boats, farmed and as an ordained minister, served the Riverview Mennonite Church and Calvary Mennonite Church, both in Michigan. He was a member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Visitation will be Monday, May 27, 2019, from 3 to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, May 28, from 9 until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.

Burial will follow in Miller 8 Square, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Faith Mission, Elkhart.

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


 

Yoder, Jerry Jr.
April 4, 1945 - June 27, 2019

Jerry Yoder Jr., 74, of LaGrange, died peacefully at 5:50 am on Thursday, June 27 at his residence. He was born on April 4, 1945 in LaGrange County, to Jerry J. and Mary (Mast) Yoder. On November 28, 1967 in LaGrange County, he married Edna Bontrager, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Floyd (LorEtta) Yoder of Shipshewana, Mahlon (Naomi) Yoder of LaGrange, Lester (Wilma) Yoder, David (Loretta) Yoder both of Topeka; two daughters, Leona (Marlin) Wagler of LaGrange, Sue (John) Miller of Middlebury; 37 grandchildren; three brothers, Dave (Jan) Yoder of Middlebury, Lloyd (Katie) Yoder of Millersburg, Wilbur (Wilma) Yoder of Shipshewana; brother-in-law, Elmer (Katie) Miller of LaGrange; three sisters-in-law, Amanda Yoder of LaGrange, Katie Yoder, Mary Kathryn Lambright both of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Vernon Yoder and a stillborn son; four brothers, William, Harley, John, and Mel Yoder; sister, Ida Miller.

He worked in area factories and local wood shops and was a carpenter. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Friday, June 28 and all day Saturday, June 29 at the family residence, 2460 N. 450 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Sunday, June 30 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Mahlon Lambright and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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


 

Yoder, Rebecca Z. Speicher
January 6, 1966 - March 4, 2019

Rebecca Z. Yoder, 53, of Shipshewana, died at 2:49 am on Monday, March 4, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne. She was born on January 6, 1966, in Lewistown, PA, to Noah and Madelene (Zook) Speicher. On December 27, 1991, in Lewistown, PA, she married Samuel Yoder; he survives.

Survivors in addition to her husband are daughter, Lizziann Yoder of Shipshewana; six sisters and four brothers.

She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, and one brother.

She was a homemaker and a member of Roselawn Conservative Mennonite Church. She was an excellent seamstress and enjoyed cooking.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Thursday, March 7 at Griner Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, March 8 also at the church. Services will be conducted by the Roselawn Ministerial Team. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to World Missionary Press.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
March 5, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Yoder, Ruby J. Borkholder
August 31, 1933 - June 9, 2019

Ruby J. Yoder, age 85, of Bourbon, died at 5:00 am, Sunday, June 9, 2019 at Elkhart General Hospital, where she had been a patient for 2 weeks. She was born August 31, 1933 in Bremen to John A. and Sarah J. (Miller) Borkholder.

Mrs. Yoder had lived in this area her lifetime. She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

On October 17, 1957, she married Albert Yoder in Marshal County. He survives along with their children, John Earl (Sue) Yoder, Nappanee, Wayne (Emma) Yoder, Bourbon, Robert (Esther) Yoder, Bremen, Mark (Sandra) Yoder, Trout Creek, MT, Daniel (Doris) Yoder, Bremen, Sarah (Lonnie) Kauffman, Nappanee, Rosemary (Arlyn) Yoder, Etna Green; 51 grandchildren; 45 great grandchildren; sister, Irene (Eli) Lehman, Milford; brothers, Eli (Clara) Borkholder, Bremen, Eddie (Elnora) Borkholder, John Henry (Rosetta) Borkholder, both of Nappanee, Larry (Etta) Borkholder, Milford; sisters-in-law, Mary Ellen Borkholder, Bremen, Sharon Schrock, Montana and Edna Borkholder, Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Paul Leroy Yoder; brothers, Roman, Gilbert, Tobias, Leroy Borkholder; sisters, Malinda Bontrager, Katie Yoder, brothers-in-law, Mahlon Bontrager, Levi Yoder; and sister-in-law, Bertha Borkholder.

Family and friends may call Monday, June 10th from 4-8, and all day, Tuesday, June 11th at the Wayne Yoder Residence, 6066 Beech Rd. Funeral services will also be at the Yoder residence, Wednesday, June 12th at 9:30 am. Home Ministry of the Old Order Church will officiate and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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


 

Yoder, Tobias M.
February 24, 1937 - April 3, 2019

Tobias M. Yoder, age 82, of Nappanee, died at 5:15 pm, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at his residence. He had been ill with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. He was born February 24, 1937 in Thomas, Oklahoma to Mose W. and Barbara (Bender) Yoder. He married Treva Maxine Gingerich September 24, 1959 in Kalona, Iowa.

The Yoder family moved to Indiana in 1990 from Iowa. Mr. Yoder was a member of the Old Order Amish Church in which he was ordained as a minister in 1982. He owned and operated a Buggy and Wheel Repair Shop.

Mr. Yoder is survived by his wife, Treva; children, Edward Lee (Annette) Yoder, Parnell, IA, Martin Dale (Rosemary) Yoder, Tobias M. (Norma) Yoder Jr, Jeffery Lynn (Ruby) Yoder, all of Nappanee, Kenneth Ray (Loretta) Yoder, Milford, Mary Kay (David E.) Miller, Fredericksburg, OH, Keith Eugene (Angie) Yoder, Syracuse; 25 grandchildren; 8 Step Grandchildren; 21 Great Grandchildren; sisters, Lena Yoder McMinnville, OR, Barbara (Devon) Miller, Etna Green, Mary Miller, Sullivan, IL; brothers, Paul (Maggie) Yoder, Eugene, OR, Ed (Anna) Yoder, Kalona, IA, Emery (Pauline) Yoder, Irvin (Shirley) Yoder, both of Nappanee; and sisters-in-law, Becky Miller, Elkhart and Esther Yoder, Nappanee. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mose and Barbara Yoder; brothers, Earl, Morris, Mose and Sam Yoder; and brother-in-law, Amzy Miller.

Family and friends may call after 2:00 pm, Thursday, April 4th and all day Friday, April 5th at the family residence, 30489 CR 50. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Saturday, April 6th at the Joe Troyer residence, 70886 CR 100, Nappanee. Bishop Edward Miller will officiate and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

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

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


 

Youndt, Veronica Gehman, 98, of 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA went home to be with the Lord on Monday, February 18, 2019.

She was the wife of the late Clair R. Youndt who died in 2004. Born in Maple Grove, Berks County, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Anna Weber Gehman.

After the death of her husband, she sewed over 7000 school kits for MCC. She enjoyed crocheting, sewing, playing games and serving others. She was a member of the Gehman Mennonite Church.

She is survived by six children, Raymond married to Miriam Groff Youndt of Ephrata, Henry married to Ruth Mellinger Youndt of East Earl, Ernest married to Kay Styer Youndt of Mohnton, Linda married to William Keens of Mohnton, Dale married to Joyce Zimmerman Youndt of Denver, and Dean married to Donna Weaver Youndt of Denver; 15 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren; 28 grea- grandchildren; a brother, Allen Gehman of Ephrata, and a sister, Mary Gehman of Lititz. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Aaron and John, and by three sisters, Lena, Alice and Elsie.

A Funeral Service will be held at the Gehman Mennonite Church, 127 Witmer Road, Reinholds, PA on Saturday, February 23, at 10:00 A.M. Friends may visit with the family at the church on Saturday from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in the Gehman Mennonite Cemetery. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 2/20/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Yutzy, Carmen Martin, age 52, of New Paris, died peacefully at 9:18 p.m., Thursday, February 14, 2019 at her residence. She had been in ill health for one year and nine months. She was born March 20, 1966 in Elkhart to Gerald J. and Pauline (Skiles) Martin. Carmen graduated from NorthWood High School. On March 19, 1988 she married Chadwick Yutzy at Bethel Church. She was a homemaker and for over 27 years she enjoyed doing bookkeeping for the family business, Pine Cone Shavings. Carmen enjoyed her grandkids and supporting her family. She enjoyed cheering on her kids in school and sporting events.

She is survived by her husband Chad Yutzy; children, Dustin (Jennifer) Yutzy, Alberta, Canada, Adam (Erika) Yutzy, Nappanee, Meghan (Andre) Byler, Wakarusa, Alex (Amanda) Yutzy, Nappanee; grandchildren, Katelyn, Amanda, and Allison (Dustin’s children), Chase, Myles, and Liam (Adam’s children), Dominic (Alex’s child); mother, Pauline Martin, Elkhart; siblings, Ronald (Ina) Martin, Elkhart, Sheryl (Steve) Weaver, Goshen, Kermit (Elsie) Martin, PA, Gloria (Denny) Martin, Goshen, and Deanna (Steve) Chupp, Nappanee; mother and father-in-law, Ronald and Judith Yutzy, Nappanee; grandmothers, Marjorie Biltz, Mishawaka and Dorothy Yutzy, OH. She was preceded in death by her father, Gerald J. Martin.

Family and friends may call from 5-8 p.m., Monday, February 18, 2019 and 2-4 & 6-8, Tuesday, February 19th at Living Water Mennonite Church (2815 Dierdorff Rd., Goshen), and one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral services, Wednesday, February 20th at Nappanee Missionary Church. Marvin Troyer, Todd Neuschwander, and Trevor Nice will officiate. Burial will follow in Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dewayne Kurtz will officiate.

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

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee, IN - Feb. 16, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Zehr, Beatrice Bast, 96, of Croghan, NY died April 9, 2019 at Lowville, Lewis Co., NY. She was born May 1, 1922 at Tavistock, Ontario, Canada to Daniel and Mary (Jutzi) Bast. On December 31, 1946 at Tavistock she was married to Mark J. Zehr, who was born August 27, 1922 and died in 1994.

Surviving are children, Benjamin (Patricia) Zehr; Mark (Debra) Zehr Jr.; Vaughan Zehr; Mary (Andy) Grau; and Jan Zehr; nine grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren.

A daughter, Nancy Anne Zehr; a grandson, Zachary Zehr; two sisters, Florence Boshart and Katherine RothAnne Blum; a brother, Henry Bast; and two sisters-in-law, Kathleen and Charlotte Zehr preceded her in death.

Beatrice enjoyed doing crafts, which included her yearly Christmas ornaments, and knitting her famous baby blankets. In earlier years she also operated a yarn shop in the family business, Lehman and Zehr Lumber Co.

Memorial services were held April 13, 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


 

Zeiset, John F.
April 1, 1944 - March 4, 2019

John F. Zeiset, age 74 years 10 months and 27 days.

Funeral Services will be on Monday, March 4, 2019 at 9:30 A.M. at Meadow Brook Mennonite Church in the Town of Withee. Final resting place will be at the adjoining cemetery. Officiating ministry will be Elvin Fox, Marvin Leid, John David Zimmerman and Alvin Leid. Pallbearers will be Klifford Zeiset, Kelvin Zeiset, Glenn David Zeiset, Jay Lamar Zeiset, Mervin Lynn Zeiset and Arlin Shirk. Visitation for John will be on Sunday, March 3, 2019 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at his son’s residence (N14352 Gorman Avenue) Thorp, WI.

John was born in New Holland, PA on April 1, 1944 the son of Martin and Emma (Fox) Zeiset. He died on February 27, 2019 in Thorp, WI, following a few years with Parkinson’s disease. John married Emma W. Stauffer on November 10, 1966 in Pennsylvania. They moved to Wisconsin in April 1976 and then he was ordained to the ministry in June, 1976.

John is survived by his wife, Emma W. Zeiset, 3 sons: Elvin (Annetta) Zeiset of Clarksburg, MO., Marlin (Linda) Zeiset of Thorp, WI and John Zeiset Jr. of Thorp, WI and one daughter: Mary Grace (Laverne) Shirk of Thorp, WI and 24 living grandchildren. He is further survived by five brothers: Henry (Martha) Zeiset of Thorp, WI, Noah (Elizabeth) Zeiset of Stanley, WI, Martin (Erma) Zeiset of Thorp, WI, Amos (Ruth) Zeiset of Narvon, PA and Leroy (Louella) Zeiset of Greenwood, WI, eight sisters: Esther (Adam) Nolt of Withee, WI, Lizzie (Alvin) Stauffer of New Holland, PA, Emma (Joseph) Shirk of Spencer, TN, Martha (Leroy) Shirk of Dundee, NY, Mary (Alvin) Martin of Thorp, WI, Lydia (Eli James) Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Elsie (Walter) Newswanger of Platteville, WI and Eva (Leroy) Kilmer of Withee, WI

In addition to his parents: Martin and Emma Zeiset, he is preceded in death by one grandson: Kenton Shirk and one sister-in-law: Miriam Zeiset.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Homes, Owen, WI
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Zimmerman, Crystal Dawn Stauffer
December 17, 1964 - June 13, 2019

Crystal Dawn Zimmerman, 54, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, of Schaefferstown, PA, passed away peacefully in her home on Thursday, June 13, 2019. She was the wife of Jay M. Zimmerman, sharing 35 years of marriage. She was born in Lancaster on December 17, 1964, a daughter of Lois Arlene Good Stauffer of Lititz and the late H. Glenn Stauffer.

Crystal was a member of Ephrata Community Church. She enjoyed accompanying her husband traveling for sales. Crystal loved spending time with her grandchildren; coloring, swimming, making chalk drawings, reading and singing to them. She also enjoyed serving on the food ministry team as well as the prayer ministry team at Ephrata Community Church. She loved cooking food for her family.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Aleesa Groff and husband Benjamin of Schaefferstown, PA; Austin Zimmerman and wife Amber of Myerstown, PA; four grandchildren, Sebastian, Adrian, Tatiana and Avery; siblings, Dennis Stauffer and wife Joanne of Myerstown, PA; Glenda Frederick and husband Steve of New Holland, PA; Ken Stauffer and wife Tammy of Elizabethtown, PA. She was preceded in death by two brothers, Duane and Shannon Stauffer.

Celebration of her Life will be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at 10 am in Ephrata Community Church, 70 Clay School Road, Ephrata, PA. Viewing will be on Monday from 6 pm to 8 pm and Tuesday 9 am to 10 am, both at the church. Interment will be made in the Myerstown Mennonite Cemetery. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/14/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Zimmerman, David N., 76, of Ephrata, passed away on Thursday, April 25, 2019, at Fairmount Homes Inc.

He was born in Heidelberg Township to the late Abraham B. and Ada (Nolt) Zimmerman and was the husband of Alma N. (Kurtz) Zimmerman, with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.

He was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite, Lititz, where he was a church trustee for many years. He served 1-W Service in Colorado in the mid 1960's, enjoyed gardening, was a farmer for 21 years, and an employee of Paul B. Zimmerman Inc. prior to his retirement.

In addition to his wife, David is survived by four children, D. Neil (Lisa Armstrong) Zimmerman of Columbia, Diana Zimmerman of Baltimore, MD, Keith (Katrina Wyse) Zimmerman of Columbia, and Anita Zimmerman of Baltimore, MD; three grandchildren, Tyree, Moses, and Imani Zimmerman; two brothers, Paul (Lydia) Zimmerman of Rutledge, MO, and Titus (Geraldine) Zimmerman of Haskell, OK; two sisters, Ada (Lloyd) Sensenig of Annville and Anna (Marvin) Reiff of Manheim; a foster-sister, Carmen Forney of Lebanon; and four sisters-in-law, Edith Zimmerman of Lebanon, Julia Zimmerman of Memphis, MO, Leah Zimmerman of Rutledge, MO, and Erma Zimmerman of Orrstown, PA.

He was preceded in death by eight brothers, Jonas, Noah, Abram, Harvey, Levi, George, Enos, and Ivan Zimmerman; and three sisters, Mary, Alta, and Frances Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 28, 2019, from 1 to 5 pm at the Wheat Ridge Chapel of Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, April 29th, from 2:30 to 4 pm at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz, followed by funeral services at 4:00 pm, with Leonard Rutt, Samuel Burkholder, and Titus Zimmerman officiating.

Interment will take place in the Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired memorial contributions in David's memory can be made to Fairmount Homes Benevolent Fund at the above address.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/27/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Zimmerman, Lena H. Weaver, 91, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at Fairmount Homes Inc.

She was born in Ephrata to the late John M. and Lena (Hurst) Horning and was the wife of Ivan Zimmerman with whom she shared 11 years of marriage. She was also the wife of the late Clarence W. Weaver.

Lena was a member of Crossroads Community Fellowship, formerly Hess Mennonite, since 1947, where she volunteered in sewing circle and helping hands committee. She also volunteered at MCC. Lena was a homemaker and had a serving heart.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by her children, Larry, husband of Jeani Weaver of Sarasota, FL, Sheryl, wife of the late John Stutzman of Bradenton, FL, Terry, husband of Ruth Weaver of Lebanon, Carol, wife of Larry Collins of Lancaster, Donna Weaver of Seminole, FL, Darlene Zimmerman of King of Prussia, Brian, husband of Jeanie Risser of Mt. Joy, Ivan, Jr., husband of Cheryl Zimmerman of Madison, WI; 18 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren, three sister, Laura Zimmerman of Ephrata, Verna Fox of Ephrata and Minerva Good of Ephrata.

In addition to her parents and first husband, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Weibel; two sisters, Anna Shirk, Esther Bowman and a brother, John Horning, Jr..

A viewing will be held Friday, May 3, 2019, from 6 to 8 pm, at the Farm Crest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Dr.,Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held Saturday, May 4, 2019, from 10 to 11 am, at Crossroads Community Fellowship, 1060 E. Newport Road, Lititz, followed by her funeral service at 11 am, with Pastor Kyle Buckwalter officiating. Interment will take place in Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Lena's memory may be made to Fairmount Homes Benevolent Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA, 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/30/2019
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Zimmerman, Levi N.
May 19, 1935 - March 28, 2019

Levi N. Zimmerman, 83, of Rutledge, Missouri, passed away Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Scotland County Hospital in Memphis, Missouri.

He was born on May 19, 1935, in Lancaster, County, Pennsylvania, the son of Abraham B. and Ada Nolt Zimmerman.

On November 23, 1957, Levi married Leah H. Martin and they lived in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania for fifteen years, where he owned Jacksonville Machine Shop.

In 1973 they moved to a farm near Rutledge, Missouri, where they farmed for twenty-one years. In 1994 they moved to Paris, Missouri, where he was semi retired and built modified shovels. In 2011 they returned to a house on the farm at Rutledge to live out his days close to his family.

Levi had an inventive mind. He loved to weld and build things, and was happiest when he had something new to design and create.

Levi was a member of the Millport Mennonite Church south of Rutledge, Missouri.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Leah Zimmerman; his children, Mary (Craig) Honigmann of Myerstown, PA, Lucy (Mark) Eby of New Holland, PA, Philip Zimmerman of Ephrata, PA, Joseph (Brenda) Zimmerman of Manheim, PA, David (Ella Mae) Zimmerman of Reinholds, PA, Ada Zimmerman of Rutledge, MO, Abraham (Martha) Zimmerman of Rutledge, MO, and Martha (Lavon) High of Cantril, IA; forty-four grandchildren; forty-seven great grandchildren; three brothers, Paul (Lydia) Zimmerman of Rutledge, MO, David (Alma) Zimmerman of Lancaster County, PA and Titus (Geraldine) Zimmerman of Oklahoma; two sisters, Ada (Lloyd) Sensening of Lebanon County, PA and Anna (Marvin) Reiff of Manheim, PA; a foster sister, Carmen Forney of Lebanon County, PA; three sisters-in-law, Edith Zimmerman of Lebanon County, PA, Julia Zimmerman of Memphis, MO and Erma Zimmerman of Orrstown, PA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

Levi was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers, Jonas, Noah, Abram, Harvey, George, Enos and Ivan Zimmerman; three sisters, Mary, Alta and Frances Zimmerman; and two grandchildren, Karla and Anthony Zimmerman.

Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, 2019, at the Millport Mennonite Church, south of Rutledge, Missouri.

Visitation will be Monday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center, south of Rutledge, Missouri.

Burial will be in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery, south of Rutledge, Missouri.

Levi’s family request your presence and prayers, no flowers please.

The Doss Funeral Home, of Edina, Missouri, is in charge of arrangements.

Doss Funeral Home, Edina, MO
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Zimmerman, Mabel Maurine Troyer, was born February 3, 1922 near Jet, Oklahoma to Samuel J. and Iva Miller Troyer. Maurine had an older brother, Mervin, and twin brother and sister, Wilbur and Wilma.

She attended the Jet consolidated school for first and second grade. In 1930 the family moved from the farm in Jet, Oklahoma to a farm west of Harper, Kansas. Maurine then attended a one room country school, Nebo. After graduating from eighth grade, she attended Harper High School, graduating in 1940. Later, she attended Special Bible Term at Hesston Academy.

In her youth, Maurine helped farm women at harvest time with cooking and caring for small children. After graduation from high school, she worked as a maid in Wichita, caring for twin girls. Later, she returned to Harper and worked as a clerk at Starr's Variety Store, then as a billing clerk at Western Power and Electric in Harper.

Maurine married Vernon Zimmerman on March 25, 1945. She was a member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, being baptized December 3, 1933. Family and church were a very important part of her life. Vernon and Maurine loved children and welcomed into their home, Loretta, Ila, Orval, Maxine, Joe, Verl, and Veva. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren gave her great enjoyment and she said playing with her grandchildren was better than having a spotless house. Maurine moved to the Harper Hospital's Intermediate Care Wing in 2015.

For many years Maurine taught Sunday School and Bible School, serving as Children's Sunday School Superintendent and GMSA Sponsor. She also was active in the Women's Missionary and Service Commission, serving as an officer, locally and for the church conference. She volunteered many hours at the Union Rescue Mission in Wichita. She loved reading, and read through the Bible numerous times. Maurine enjoyed cooking and compiled a cookbook, "Granny, I'm Hungry." She wrote letters to family and friends keeping in contact weekly with family. She sewed many bags for school kits for Mennonite Central Committee, and embroidered quilt blocks for beautiful quilts. She enjoyed helping her children with school projects, including the annual soil conservation poster and essay contest.

She is survived by children: Loretta (Henry) Hawkins, Rockingham, VA; Ila Zimmerman, Iowa City, IA; Orval Zimmerman, Harper, KS; Maxine (Ralph) Magri, Rockingham, VA; Joe (Kathy) Zimmerman, Harper, KS; Verl (Linda) Zimmerman, Harper, KS and Veva (Jeff) Mumaw, Harrisonburg, VA; 13 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Her wish for each family member was to find Jesus as their Savior, and also to find peace, happiness, and contentment.

On February 19, 2019, Maurine passed away at the age of 97 years and 16 days. Maurine was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Vernon in 1995, brothers Mervin and Wilbur, and sister Wilma.

Friends may register from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Funeral service is 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 23, 2019 at the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church in Harper. A private family burial will precede the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in memory of Maurine may be made to Mennonite Central Committee for Relief & Hygiene Kits or to Heifer International and can be sent in care of the funeral home.

Prairie Rose Funeral Home, 613 W. 14th ~ Harper, Kansas
Submitted by: Marie Troyer, Elkhart, IN


 

Zook, Lois Martin
July 24, 1935 - March 8, 2019

Lois M. Zook, 83, of Kenton, Ohio, formerly of Middleburg, Pa., died at 12:52 p.m. Friday, March 8, 2019, at her residence.
She was born July 24, 1935, in New Holland, Pa., a daughter of the late Paul and Anna Mary (Everly) Martin. On Oct. 4, 1958, she married John Mark Zook who preceded her in death on Oct. 1, 2015.

Surviving are her seven children, Marlene Zook of Andros, Bahamas, Timothy (Jewel) Zook of Kemp, Texas, Joshua (Azalea) Zook of Kenton, David (Crystal) Zook of Middleburg, Stephen (Judy) Zook of Eldon, Mo., Sharon (Dale) Faus of Sunbury, Pa., and Charity Zook of Manheim, Pa.; six step-siblings, Irvin (Esther) Weaver of Ephrata, Pa., Luke (Arlene) Weaver of Ephrata, Pa., Thelma (Nelson) Hershey of Mountville, Pa., Edith (Paul) Gehman of Ephrata, Pa., Lloyd (Naomi) Weaver of Farmersville, Pa., and Rosene (Leonard) Martin of Red Run, Pa.; 39 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by one great-granddaughter, Kelsey Martin; three stepbrothers, Raymond, Charles, and Emory Weaver; and two stepsisters, Miriam Weaver and Pearly Eberly.

Friends and family are invited to a viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 14, at the Hartleton Mennonite Church, 418 Laurel Road, Millmont, Pa., where the funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 15, with the church ministry officiating.

Burial will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

The Price-McElroy Funeral Home in Kenton is assisting the family with arrangements.

Sunbury Daily Iteml - 3/13/2019
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Zook, Simon P.
December 10, 1927 - February 7, 2019

Simon P. Zook, 91, of Goshen, died at 5:30 pm on Thursday, February 7, at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, after suffering a stroke two days prior. He was born on December 10, 1927, in Meyersdale, PA, to John and Tillie (Kinsinger) Zook. On October 23, 1949, in Elkhart County, he married Verna I. Graber; she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are son, Larry Zook of Wolcottville; two grandchildren, Stacy (Jason) Hanaway and Travis (Sarah) Zook; five great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Keenan Hanaway, Olivia, Spencer, and Allyson Zook; sister, Mary Emma (Henry) Brenneman of Grantsville, MD; three sisters-in-law, Marie Zook of Wakarusa, Donna Zook of Middlebury, Sara Zook of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his parents; daughter-in-law, Dora Zook; sister, Elva Miller; five brothers, Henry, Noah, Wilmer, Raymond, and Paul Zook.

Simon and his wife were the owners of Zook Inc. and V & S Inc.

Visitation will be from 1:00 - 5:00 pm on Sunday, February 10 and 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Monday, February 11 at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, February 12 also at Fairhaven Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Gary Zook, Pastor Gary Burkholder, and Pastor Terry Gunderman. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Faith Mission or World Missionary Press.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Feb. 10, 2019
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


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