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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.

2020  H2


Hoover, Anna E. Esbenshade Siegrist ; . . Hoover, Clair S. ; . . Hoover, Ervin Ray ; . . Hoover, Gabriel Victory ; . . Hoover, Edwin N. ; . . Hoover, Elvin G. ; . . Hoover, Etta Z. Nolt ; . . Hoover, Martha H. Fox ; . . Hoover, Michael K. ; . . Hoover, Susanna N. Reiff ; . . Hoover, Timothy H. ; . . Horning, Edwin Z. ; . . Horning, Reuben O. ; . . Horst, Enos L. ; . . Horst, Esther S. Knopp ; . . Horst, Joyce Elaine ; . . Horst, Luke L. ; . . Horst, Martha K. Martin ; . . Horst, Mary C. Falb ; . . Horst, Miriam M. ; . . Hostetler, Ervin M. ; . . Hostetler, Irma Jean Baker ; . . Hostetler, Joseph B. ; . . Hostetter, Stanley Eugene ; . . Huber, Levina Smucker ; . . Hunsberger, Naomi Derstine ; . . Hursh, Barbara N. Sensenig ; . . Hurst, Anthony N. ; . . Hurst, Brenda M. Burkholder ; . . Hurst, Jerilyn E. Weaver ; . . Hurst, Philip S. ; . .

 


Hoover, Anna E. Esbenshade Siegrist
December 19, 1921 - July 22, 2020

Anna E. Hoover, 98, of Lititz, formerly of Ronks, died on July 22, 2020 at Landis Homes. Born in Strasburg, she was the daughter of the late Adam D. and Mary H. Denlinger Esbenshade. She was the wife of the late Landis B. Siegrist and the late Lester M. Hoover. Anna and her husband, Landis, were the owners and operators of the Quiet Haven Motel, Ronks from 1969 to 1985. Anna was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church and attended Landis Valley Christian Fellowship.She was a volunteer with the American Red Cross at Conestoga View and also volunteered at Landis Homes. She was very involved with church activities, and her hobbies included reading, traveling and the enjoyment of flowers - especially a prized rock garden she so beautifully maintained.

Anna is survived by: daughters, Betty J. wife of J. Nelson Keperling of Lancaster, Theda S. wife of Ulrich Klemm of Mechanicsburg, Ellene S. Gerow of Ronks, M. Susan wife of Darrell Zimmerman of Ronks; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; she was the last of her siblings; step-children Ruth H. Seitz wife of Nicholas Petchel of Enola, Esther H. wife of Paul Bucher, Manheim, Sharon W. Hoover wife of David Bucher of Fairfax, VA, Jay W. husband of Elaine Martin Hoover of Portland, OR; seven step-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a son, Melvin E. Siegrist and a step-son Glenn Hoover.

A memorial service will be scheduled at a later date. Interment will be in Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/28/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Clair S.
March 6, 1927 - June 14, 2020

Clair S. Hoover, 93, of Goshen, died Sunday, June 14, 2020, at Greencroft Healthcare.

He was born March 6, 1927 in Goshen to Curtis and Cleo (Moyer) Hoover.

On Oct. 14, 1950 he married Donnabelle Garber. She died July 26, 2016.

Survivors include a daughter, Kristine (George III) Skyrm and a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Weaver both of Goshen; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and a sister, Carol Leinbach of Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and a son, Michael Hoover.

A lifetime area resident, Mr. Hoover was a middle school math and science teacher in Wakarusa. An active member of Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, he sang in several quartets. He was also a ham radio operator. Spending time with family was a highlight of his life.

Visitation will be Saturday, June 20, 2020, from 10 a.m. until the 12, noon, funeral service at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. Pastor Wes Bontreger will officiate.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.

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


 

Hoover, Ervin Ray
November 10, 2008 - August 2, 2020

Ervin Ray Hoover, born November 10, 2008, died August 2, 2020, age 11 years, 8 months, 23 days. He was the son of Ervin and Rosene Hoover.

Gathering will be held at their home Wednesday, Aug. 5 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral will be at the Old Order Mennonite Scenic Grove Church Aug. 6.

He is loved and dearly missed by his parents, Ervin and Rosene Hoover; four brothers, Ethan, Daryl, Eldon, and Marlin Hoover, and five sisters, Susan, Ellen, Wilma, Janice, and Lynette Hoover, all at home; maternal grandparents, Luke and Ellen Rissler of Hopkinsville, Ky.; paternal grandparents, Leon and Emma Hoover of Penn Yan; great-grandparents, Jonas and Bertha Burkholder and Susanna Hoover; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Funeral arrangements by the Kenneth J. Perkins Funeral Home in Gorham

The Chronicle Express, Aug. 4, 2020
Penn Yan, NY
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hoover, Gabriel Victory
January 22, 2020 - January 22, 2020

Fredericksburg - Gabriel Victory Hoover, stillborn son of Leon and Kayla L. (Nolt) Hoover of Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in the Ephrata Community Hospital.

Surviving in addition to his parents are paternal grandparents, Curtis and Ruth (Good) Hoover of Lebanon and maternal grandparents, Shirley (Matin) Nolt of Bernville and Stanley Nolt of Greer, SC; paternal great grandparents, Esther wife of the late Willis Good of Lebanon; Raymond and Mabel Hoover of East Earl; maternal great grandparents Esther Mae wife of the late Lester Martin of Denver; Aaron and Loretta Nolt of Ephrata.

Graveside service will be held on Sunday, January 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Mennonite Church, School Road, Bethel. Kindly omit flowers. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. of Schaefferstown is handling his arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 1/26/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Edwin N.
February 28, 1939 - April 7, 2020

Edwin N. Hoover, 81 of Stevens, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020 at Fairmount Homes.

Born in Earl Twp., he was a son of the late David and Ada (Nolt) Hoover. He was married 61 years to Erma V. (Good) Hoover.

He was a retired farmer from Farmersville and a member of South Hinkletown Mennonite Church.

Surviving are five sons and three daughters, Ada Louise Hoover of Narvon, Clair (Lois) Hoover of Morgantown, Esther Mae (Paul) Sadler of Curtiss, WI, Mary Ann (Lester) Witmer of Weyers Cave, VA, David Lee (Susan) Hoover of Charles City, IA, Edwin N., Jr. (Louise) Hoover of Ephrata, Joseph (Shelby) Hoover of Ephrata, and Philip (Beth) Hoover of Dayton, VA; 27 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; and a sister, Anna (Lester) Weaver of Quarryville.

Preceding him in death is an infant son, Ervin Ray Hoover; and a granddaughter, Katie Mae Sadler.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. A private graveside service, with the home ministry, will be held at Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, at the convenience of the family. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/9/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Elvin G.
February 1, 1933 - June 23, 2020

Elvin G. Hoover, 87, Goshen, died 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2020 at his home. He was born Feb. 1, 1933 in Elkhart County, to William Paul & Myrtle (Good) Hoover. On Feb. 19, 1956, he married Mary (Witmer) Hoover.

Surviving are his wife, Mary, Goshen, children, Eldo (Cathy) Hoover, Foraker, Eileen (Herbert) Wenger, Union, Michigan, Janet (Mark) Rodes, Goshen, Morris (Marcia) Hoover, Goshen, 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, siblings, May (Ted) BeMiller, Osceola, Rhoda Martin, Nappanee, David G. (Miriam) Hoover, Goshen, Clarence G. (Lauretta) Hoover, Goshen and a sister-in-law, Wilma Hoover, Dalton, Ohio.

Preceding him in death are his parents, infant brother, James Hoover, brother, Marion Hoover and a granddaughter.

Elvin was a member of the Wisler Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday, June 26, 2020 at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa. A graveside service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, June 27, 2020, at Wisler Mennonite Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Christian Aid Ministries.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN


 

Hoover, Etta Z. Nolt
March 2, 1932 - April 15, 2020

Etta Z. Hoover, 88, of Frystown, passed away in her residence on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. She was the wife of the late Phares M. Hoover. She was born in West Earl Township, Lancaster County on March 2, 1932, a daughter of the late Rufus Z. and Lizzie M. Zimmerman Nolt.

Etta was employed for many years as a cook at the Shady Maple Deli and was a member of Hamlin Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by sons: George Nolt Hoover and wife Marie W. Hurst Hoover of Elizabethville; Gerald Lee Hoover and wife Lynda Jane Sensenig Hoover of Myerstown; Galen Ray Hoover and wife Vera N. Martin Hoover of Gooding, ID; 23 grandchildren; 72 great-grandchildren; siblings: Martin Nolt of Manitoba, Canada; Rufus Nolt of Lititz; Lizzie Gingrich and husband David Gingrich of Lititz; Lena Martin and husband Carl Martin of Ephrata; Emma Martin of Lititz; John Nolt and wife Vera Nolt of Lititz; Miriam Oberholtzer and husband Nathan Oberholtzer of Denver; Mabel Hoover and husband Raymond Hoover of East Earl; Ann Mae Hoover and husband Enos Hoover of New Holland; Lloyd Nolt and wife Reba Nolt of Lititz; Nora Burkholder and husband Carl Burkholder of Seneca Falls, NY; sister-in-law, Martha Nolt of Richland. She was preceded in death by brother, Titus Nolt; sisters-in-law, Edna Nolt and Bernice Nolt; brother-in-law, Harlan Martin.

Funeral service will be held privately. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/18/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Martha H. Fox
April 15, 1924 - May 20, 2020

Martha H. (Fox) Hoover, 96, of Leola, passed away on Wednesday, May 20, 2020, at Hospice and Community Care Center of Mount Joy. She was the wife of the late Martin N. Hoover.

Martha was born in Earl Township on April 15, 1924, a daughter of the late Harry M. and Lizzie G. (Horning) Fox. She was a homemaker and a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

She is survived by 11 children: Levi F., husband of Marie (Graybill) Hoover of Denver; Sarah F., wife of Sam Petersheim of Arbovale, WV; Esther F., wife of Edwin Brubaker of Memphis, MO; Carl F., husband of Lydia (Shirk) Hoover of Gorin, MO; Rebecca F., wife of George Brubaker, Jr. of Landisburg; Raymond F., husband of Janet (Martin) Hoover of Newville; Chester F., husband of Lena Mae (Musser) Hoover of Ephrata; Edna F., wife of the late Ezra Sensenig of Stevens; Ada F., wife of Curvin Nolt of Hurdland, MO; Frances F., wife of Irwin Weaver, Jr. of Memphis, MO; Ella H., wife of David Musser of Newmanstown; 65 grandchildren; 202 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, Martha was preceded in death by a son, Harry F., husband of Vera (Redcay) Hoover of New Holland; 4 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

A viewing will be held from 2-4pm and 6-8pm on Sunday, May 24, 2020 at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Rd., Ephrata. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00am on Monday, May 25, 2020 at Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Rd,, Leola. A private viewing and graveside service will be held for the immediate family only prior to the service. This viewing and graveside service will not be open to others who plan to attend the funeral.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/22/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Michael K.
April 1, 1953 - May 2, 2020

Michael K. Hoover, 67, of Goshen, died unexpectedly of natural causes, Saturday, May 2, 2020, at home.

He was born April 1, 1953 in Goshen to Clair and Donnabelle (Garber) Hoover.

On November 29, 1997 he married Charlotte Weaver.

She survives along with his father and a sister, Kristine (George, III) Skyrm, Goshen.

He was preceded in death by his mother.

A retired computer programmer, Mike worked for Everence Financial. He was a dedicated musician and he enjoyed performing with several different local groups. Mike was a faithful Arsenal football supporter of the English Premier League. He enjoyed traveling, learning new cultures, languages and flavors; and always knew how to make his family laugh.

Private services will be held and burial will follow in Yellow Creek Cemetery, Goshen.

A musical celebration in his memory is planned for later this summer.

Memorial donations may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or College Mennonite Church for the music fund.

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


 

Hoover, Susanna N. Reiff
October 19, 1931 - August 18, 2020

Susanna N. Reiff Hoover, 88, of 831 Weaverland Road, East Earl, died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:00 P.M. at home. She was the wife of the late Isaac N. Hoover who died in 2008. Born in Upper Leacock Township, she was the daughter of the late Samuel and Susanna Nolt Reiff.

Susanna was a homemaker and a member of the Weaverland Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference.)

Surviving are four sons, LeRoy R., married to Minerva (Martin) Hoover of Denver, Leon R., married to Emma (Burkholder) Hoover of Penn Yan, NY, Harvey R., married to Lena (Burkholder) Hoover of Shippensburg, and Willis R., married to Etta (Shirk) Hoover of East Earl; five daughters, Martha R. Hoover at home, Vera, married to Eli Burkholder of Newville, Anna Mary, married to Samuel Burkholder of Ephrata, Mabel, married to Weaver Shirk, and Lydia, married to Ben Shirk, Jr., both of Penn Yan, NY. Also surviving are 69 grandchildren, 150 great-grandchildren; a sister, Edna Hoover of New Holland, and a sister-in-law, Anna Reiff of Lititz. She was preceded in death by nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, three brothers, Aaron, John and Samuel Reiff, and by two sisters, Lizzie Martin and Ella Zimmerman.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, August 22, at 9:00 A.M. at the late home with further services at 9:30 A.M. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church with Bishop Titus H. Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Friday from 2-4 and 6-8 P.M. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 8/20/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Timothy H.
October 11, 2006 - August 19, 2020

Timothy H. Hoover, 13, of Millmont, entered into rest at 10:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020 at his residence surrounded by family, nurses and friends.

Born on October 11, 2006, in Lewisburg, he was a son of Warren R. Hoover and Louise (Horning) Hoover.

Timothy attended special education classes at Mifflinburg Middle School and Green Grove Special Education.

Surviving in addition to his loving parents are five siblings, Mary Anna Hoover, Joseph Hoover, Rosene Hoover, Paul David Hoover, Anita Hoover all at home, maternal grandparents Phares Z. and Anna H. Horning, of Mifflinburg, paternal grandparents, Mary H. Hoover, of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Jonas N. Hoover.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020, at the family home, 654 Cold Run Road, Millmont. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, at Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, with Bishop Samuel Hoover and the home ministry, officiating.

Interment will be in the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 8/20/2020
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horning, Edwin Z.
September 18, 1931 - July 27, 2020

Edwin Z. Horning, 88, of Ephrata, formerly on Meadow Valley Road, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2020, at Lincoln Christian Home.

He was born in Brecknock Township to the late Banks and Anna (Zimmerman) Horning and was the husband of Etta S. (Weaver) Horning.

He was a member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church.

Edwin was a farmer before owning and operating Edwin Horning and Sons Farm Machinery.

In addition to his wife, Edwin is survived by four children, Raymond W., husband of Janice (Hurst) Horning of Akron, Lester W., husband of Rose Ann (Sensenig) Horning of Ephrata, Edwin, Jr., husband of Nancy (Sensenig) Horning of Ephrata, Arlene W., wife of John M. Hurst of Lititz; 18 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Michael Z. Horning of Richland, Moses Z. (Edna) Horning of East Earl, Henry Z. (Ruth) Horning of Lititz, Luke Z. (Maryann) Horning of Newmanstown and three sisters, Katie Hoover of Leola, Verna (John) Martin of Denver, Alta (Willis) Martin of Lebanon.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Amos Z. Horning and a sister, Anna Musser.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, July 30, 2020, from 5 to 8 PM at the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, 200 Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Friday, July 31, 2020, 9:30 AM at the church with Bishop Quentin Wenger and Ministers Ray Martin and Gary Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 7/29/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horning, Reuben O.
January 25, 1939 - April 15, 2020

Reuben O. Horning, 81, of Ephrata, formerly of Akron, passed away on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, at Fairmount Homes.

He was born in Bareville to the late Frank M. and Barbara (Oberholtzer) Horning and was the husband of Sarah Ann (Sauder) Horning with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage on February 6th.

He was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church, where he also taught Sunday school.

Reuben was a truck driver for Martin Feed Mills and then for Sauder Eggs for 29 years before retiring. He enjoyed woodworking.

In addition to his wife, Reuben is survived by eight children: Julia Grace Sauder of Richmond, VA, Stanley S., husband of Sharon (Brubaker) Horning of Evans Mills, NY, Leslie S., husband of Crystal (Driver) Horning of Harrisonburg, VA, Nevin S., husband of Denise (Newswanger) Horning of Lititz, Neil S., husband of Tutuk (Winantuningtyas) Horning of Ephrata, Bruce S., husband of Crystal (Burkholder) Horning of Ephrata, Daniel S., husband of Gwen (Horst) Horning of Bridgewater, VA, Lewis S., husband of Amy (Eberly) Horning of Ephrata; twenty-four grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren; three siblings, Lavina Horning of Ephrata, Frank, Jr. husband of Esther Horning of Schaefferstown, Florence Horning of Ephrata.In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Lena Hoover, Clayton Horning, Leah Horning, Anna Horning, Ruth Martin, Ina Horning.

Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Reuben's memory may be made to Eastern Mennonite Missions, 53 W. Brandt Blvd., Salunga, PA, 17538 or Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA, 17501.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/17/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Enos L.
April 20, 1948 - July 22, 2020

APPLE CREEK - Enos L. Horst, 72, of Apple Creek, peacefully entered eternal rest on Wednesday, July 22, 2020 at his home.

He was born in Hagerstown, MD on April 20, 1948 to the late Adin and Elizabeth (Horst) Horst.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary Ellen (Weber) Horst; 4 sons and 6 daughters, Wendell and wife Dolores of Oregon, IL, Myron and wife Lois of Brodhead, WI, Audrey and husband Robert See of Athens, WI, Ethel and husband Bruce Beidler of Tiffin, OH, Ethan and wife Elsie of Grayson, KY, Judith and husband Marcus Martin of Oconto, WI, Rosemary and husband Marlin Martin of Denmark, WI, Jalon and wife Valerie of Athens, WI, Rachel and husband Titus Beachy of Two Rivers, WI, Cynthia and husband Mark Gerber of Apple Creek, OH; 70 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; 3 brothers and 4 sisters, Lydia and husband Nathan Rudolph of Maugansville, MD, Chester and wife Elsie of Greencastle, PA, Mervin and wife Aletha of Waynesboro, PA, Iva and husband Elwood Strite of Hagerstown, MD, Anna and husband David Strite of Clear Spring, MD, Allen and wife-to-be Barbara of Mishcot, WI and Rhoda and husband Robert Mrtin of Hagerstown, MD.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant son, Joseph; and a brother, Laban Horst.

In his youth, he received the Lord as his personal Savior. After years of service and faithful discipleship to the Lord, he died a member of Maple Hill Mennonite Church.

Calling hours are Friday, July 24, 2020 from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at County Line Mennonite Church, 19199 Church Road, Dalton, OH 44618 where funeral services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Interment following at Maple Hill Mennonite Cemetery. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Spidell - Mount Eaton, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Horst, Esther S. Knopp
June 27, 1923 - September 3, 2020

WEST SALEM – Esther S. Horst, 97, of West Salem passed away on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare in Wooster.

She was born in Mahoning County on June 27, 1923 the daughter of Ezra and Susie Horst Knopp. She married Henry Horst on February 25, 1945. He preceded her in death on February 5, 1999.

Esther was a caretaker who always took every opportunity to care for others, whether in their home or through relief projects. She was a member of the Chester Mennonite Church. Esther was a loving mother and grandmother.

Surviving are her children Naomi (Everett) Lehman of Columbiana, Lloyd (Carol) Horst of West Salem, Pauline (Max) Beachy of New Bedford and Leona Horst of West Salem; grandchildren Joe (Debbie) Lehman, Stephen (Charlsi) Lehman, Ethan Horst, Jason (Mindy) Horst, Kevin (Lindsey) Beachy, Brent (Kara) Beachy and Sara Beachy; 6 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law Harvey Weaver and many nieces and nephews locally and in Canada.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son, a great-grandson and siblings David, Ida, Emma, John and Mabel.

Friends will be received at the Chester Mennonite Church, 4730 Rutt Road, Wooster on Monday, September 7, 2020 from 9-11:00 a.m. with a funeral service immediately following with Mr. Paul Zimmerman officiating. Burial will follow in the Eight Square Cemetery. Masks are required and social distancing will be observed.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to Ohio’s Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, OH 44691 or to the Mennonite Central Committee.

McIntire Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home
Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Horst, Joyce Elaine
May 28, 1970 - March 26, 2020

Joyce Elaine Horst, 49, of McGaheysville, passed away unexpectedly at Sentara RMH Medical Center on March 26th. She was born on May 28, 1970, to Beatrice E. Horst and the late Henry K. Horst.

Joyce was a critical care nurse at Sentara RMH Medical Center.

She is survived by her mother; three sisters, two brothers, Mildred Ranck (Ken), of Mount Crawford, Linda Weaver (Cleo), of Lancaster, Pa., Jerry Horst (Diane) of Rockingham, Lois Knicely (Marion), of Rockingham, and Nathan Horst (Phyllis), of Weyers Cave. Also surviving are fourteen nieces and nephews.

Friends may pay respects to Joyce on Saturday, March 28, 2020, at Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater from 12 noon to 8 p.m.

Burial will be private at Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Daily News Record - 3/28/2020
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Luke L.
June 5, 1922 - January 29, 2020

Luke L. Horst, 97, a resident of Landis Homes, transitioned to his heavenly home on Wednesday, January 29, 2020. He was the husband of the late Ruth King Horst who died in 2013. Born in Brecknock Twp, Berks County, PA he was the son of the late Elmer K. and Katie Buckwalter Horst.

Luke was ordained as a minister in the Mennonite Church in 1943 and served for 26 years as a pastor at Fairview Mennonite Church in Reading PA. In 1950 he attended a one-year program for ministers at Eastern Mennonite College. In 1969 he was ordained as a bishop in the Bowmansville-Reading District of the Mennonite Church. Following his retirement, he served for one year among the congregations of the Gulf States Conference and for three years as overseer for Lancaster Conference churches in the New England area. For more than 30 years Luke was a board member of The Sword and Trumpet magazine in Harrisonburg VA. His gifts and abilities were also used in service with various parachurch organizations. He was a member of Gehman Mennonite Church.

Luke loved family reunions and family hymn sings. He enjoyed table games, especially Scrabble, and was a competitive player of shuffleboard, pool, quoits and horseshoes. He was an avid reader.

Surviving are six daughters: Naomi wife of James Weaver of Lancaster, Esther wife of Lewis Martin of Reinholds, Ellen Helmuth of Bethlehem, Margaret wife of John David Frost of Stoneville, NC, Nancy Perkins of Stoneville, NC, and Dorcas wife of Graham Cyster of Lititz; a son Thomas husband of Thelma (Weaver) Horst of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and 3 step grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers, Samuel Horst of Harrisonburg, VA and John husband of June Horst of Elizabethtown, and a sister Orpah Kurtz of West Jefferson, NC, and by special friend Millie Shellenberger. He was preceded in death by two sons-in-law, Ronald Helmuth and Spencer Perkins, and by six siblings.

A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, February 9, at 2:00 pm at Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, PA. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family prior to the memorial service. A Viewing will be held on Saturday evening from 5:00 to 8:00 pm in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA. The family will also greet friends following the service on Sunday.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Luke's memory may be made to the Caring Fund at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/2/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robort Fish


 

Horst, Martha K. Martin
August 21, 1950 - July 10, 2020

Martha K. Horst of Newburg, PA, passed into eternal rest July 10, 2020 at Lancaster General Hospital at the age of 69 years.

Born August 21, 1950 to Daniel and Esther (Kurtz) Martin, she was the wife of David B. Horst with whom she shared 49 years of marriage. Martha was a homemaker who enjoyed flowers, sewing, and baking pies. She was a member of the Culbertson Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to her husband are five sons: James of Newburg, David (Yvonne) of Newville, Jonathan (Abigail) of Waynesboro, Phillip of Newburg, Daniel (Karlene) of Danville, and five daughters: Sara Weingard (Joseph) of Williamsburg, Sue Leid (Harold) of Thorp, WI, Teresa of Newburg, Rhoda VanPelt (Lamar) of Bloomsburg, and Mary Beth Martin (Daniel) of Unity, WI, 15 grandsons and 15 granddaughters.

Also surviving are two sisters, Mary Kathryn Hurst, Lewisburg, Arlene Zimmerman, Fleetwood and one brother, Ivan Martin of Denver, PA.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers, Lester, John, Eugene, and Melvin.

Funeral services will be held 10:00 a.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Culbertson Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, PA. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

The Musselman Funeral Home is honored to serve the Horst family.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/15/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Mary C. Falb
May 15, 1935 - April 7, 2020

Mary C. Horst, age 84, of Dalton, died Tuesday, April 7, 2020, at her residence, following a period of declining health. She was lovingly cared for in her home by numerous family, friends, neighbors, and caregivers since her strokes in 2019.

Mary was born on May 15, 1935, in Kidron, to the late Albert and Edna (Steiner) Falb and attended Frog Pond School South of Kidron. As a young girl, she helped new mothers, aiding in the care of their babies. She married Byard D. Horst on August 7, 1955, in Dalton. Byard died on April 6, 2010, ten years and one day before Mary's death, from injures from a tractor accident on Route 30.

She was a homemaker on the family farm and provided quilt stenciling for private individuals, businesses, sewing circles and charities.

Mary was a member of Chester Mennonite Church in Wooster for many years, was involved in local Bible School programs, and wrote children's stories for the local church paper. She also was a regular writer for The Budget newspaper, contributing news from the Chester Mennonite Church. She was an avid gardener, growing a vegetable garden, and grew flowers around her home that people would drive out of their way to visit.

Surviving are three daughters, Lillian (Alvin) Stoltzfus of Blackville, SC, Donnabelle (Timothy) Mast of Greentop, MO, and Sandra (Lamar) Martin of Orrville; daughter-in-law, Juanita Horst of Canfield; 19 grandchildren, Jamie Stoltzfus, Wendel, Crystal, Michelle, Kimberly, Rodney, Lowell, Douglas, and Larry Horst, Eric, Roxanne, Sheldon, Shelly, and Valerie Mast, and Missie, Wylie, Shelia, Kanden, and Jolyn Martin; 17 great grandchildren, Davalyan Stoltzfus, Courtney, Kayleen, and Kenita Horst, Tristan, Lyndell, Lydell, and Kelvin Hostetler, Jadryk and Kiara Schlabach, Jordan, Colton and Hudson Mast, Wyatt and Ellianna Burkholder, and Tiffany and Jacinda Martin; and five siblings, Wilma Falb of Dalton, Howard (Mildred) Falb of Dalton, Linford Falb of Orrville, Gladys (Vernon) Graber of Linville, VA, and Delmer (Carol) Falb of Kidron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Russell Horst on May 23, 2013; a great grandchild, Adrienne Mast; and two infant siblings, Irvin and Evelyn Falb.

Friends may call at the County Line Mennonite Church on Thursday, April 9, 2020, from 4 pm to 7 pm. Due to the COVID-19, visitors will be able to view in small groups at restricted distances. Ushers will maintain spacing of attendees.

Private services will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, April 10, 2020, at the County Line Mennonite Church, in Dalton, with ministers of Chester Mennonite Church officiating. Friends may join the service by telephone at 330-516-7437. Burial will take place at the County Line Mennonite Cemetery in Dalton.

Memorials may be made to the "Amish Care Fund" (for LifeCare Hospice), mailed to Daniel E. Troyer, 3015 S. Kansas Road, Apple Creek, OH 44606.

Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Horst, Miriam M.
May 4, 1938 - January 19, 2020

Miriam M. Horst, 81, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, January 19, 2020, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in Clay Twp. to the late Adam and Mary (Martin) Horst.

She attended Springville Mennonite Church.

Miriam is survived by four siblings, Allen, husband of Linda (Martin) Horst of Mansfield, NY, Walter, husband of Arlene (Brubaker) Horst of Womelsdorf, Mabel, wife of Clarence Wenger of Ephrata, Erma, wife of the late Harlan Martin of Stevens and 23 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by a sister-in-law, Sadie Mae Horst; a brother-in-law, Harlan Martin and two nieces.

The family would like to thank the staff at Fairmount Homes Wheatridge Heath Care Center for their kind and compassionate care of Miriam during her stay.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 23, 2020, from 5 to 8 PM at the Wheatridge Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 24, 2020, 8:45 AM at the Wheatridge Chapel, with furthers services at 9:30AM from the Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Road, 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 - 1/21/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hostetler, Ervin M.
July 27, 1940 - July 8, 2020

Ervin M. Hostetler, 79, of Arcola, Illinois passed away at 8:50 A.M. on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at his residence.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Saturday, July 11, 2020 at the Myron Hostetler residence, 191 North Co Rd 525 E., Arcola, Illinois. Bishop Ervin Plank will officiate. Burial will be in the Yoder Cemetery in rural Arthur, IL. Visitation will be held any time after 1:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 9, 2020 at the Myron Hostetler residence. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Ervin was born on July 27, 1940 in Geauga, County, Ohio. He was a son of Menno and Ada (Schmucker) Hostetler. He married Dorothy Herschberger on September 28, 2007 in Arthur, IL.

He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Hostetler of Arcola, IL; two sons, Kenneth Earl Hostetler and his wife, Valerie of Arcola, IL and Ervin Leroy Hostetler and his wife Rachel of Arcola, IL; three daughters, Betty Ellen Miller and her husband Levi Jr. of Shipshewana, IN, Leanna Kay Helmuth and her husband Raymond of Howard, OH and Laura Mae Diener and her husband David of Arcola, IL; 28 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, three brothers, John Hostetler and his wife Martha of Shipshewana, IN, Neil Hostetler and his wife Deloris of Arthur, IL and Joe Hostetler of Jamesport, MO, five sisters, Sarah Detweiler and her husband Henry of Shipshewana, IN, Esther Miller and her husband Perry of Shipshewana, IN, Miriam Lehman and her husband Joni of Shipshewana, IN, Laura Eash and her husband Melvin of Shipshewana, IN and Erma Hostetler of Gravel Switch, KY.

His parents, his first wife, Fannie Marie (Miller) Hostetler, one sister, Elva Gingerich and one brother-in-law, Monroe Gingerich preceded him in death.

Ervin was a member of the Old Order Amish.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Hostetler, Irma Jean Baker
June 19, 1936 - July 10, 2020

Irma Jean (Baker) Hostetler, daughter of Harley and Esther Baker, was born June 19, 1936, in Eugene, Oregon. She peacefully passed away in her home on July 10, 2020, at the age of 84 years and 21 days, after being bedfast around a month. Grandma suffered from dementia the last months of her life, during which she was lovingly cared for by her family. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized in her youth and was a faithful member of the Bethel A.M. Church until her death.

She was united in marriage to Sam Hostetler, son of Ova and Mary Hostetler, on May 13, 1956. They enjoyed the joys and sorrows of married life together for almost 61 years. This union was blessed with 8 children: 3 son, and 5 daughters; Lowell, of Berryville, AR; Linda, and husband Ray Hostetler, of Omaha, TX; Leland, (and wife Evelyn, deceased), of Green Forest, AR; Janet, and husband Sam Kropf, of Green Forest, AR; Dale, and wife Debbie, of Berryville, AR; Joanne, and husband Dan Hostetler, of Mena, AR; Rose, and husband Leon Kropf, of Berryville, AR; Beth, and husband Neil Shrock, of Berryville, AR. Also surviving are 44 grandchildren and 72 great grandchildren; 2 brothers: Donald, and wife Loretta, of Tampico, IL; Delbert, and wife Julie, of Nashville, AR; 1 sister Karen, of Nashville, AR.

She was preceded in death by her husband Sam; daughter-in-law Evelyn; 4 granddaughters Norlene, Kristine, Lisa, and Brooklyn; 4 great granddaughters, Makayla, Alivia, Malisa, and Brandi; 2 sisters, Judy and Darlene; and 2 infant brothers.

Grandma had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of her family and church. She was concerned about drift in the church and had an appreciation for Biblical traditional values. May we continue to follow her example in supporting the work of the church.

The family expresses their love and appreciation to all our friends and loved ones who have supported us with love, prayers, food, and flowers during the passing of our loved one.

Nelson Funeral Service, Berryville, AR
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hostetler, Joseph B.
July 9, 1923 - March 6, 2020

Joseph B. Hostetler, 96, formerly of Elizabethtown, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 6, 2020 at Landis Homes. He was the son of the late George M. Hostetler and Mary Smucker Hostetler. Surviving are his wife of 71 years, Dorothy S. Hostetler; 5 children: Glen Hostetler (Patti) of Mount Joy, Doris Miller (Gerald) of Lancaster, Mary Yoder (Marlin) of Loveland, Colorado, Judy Hostetler (Shawndra) of Indianapolis, Indiana, and Margery Moyer (Steve) of Souderton, PA; 8 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by a brother, David Hostetler of West Liberty, Ohio; a sister, Sarah Grace Miller of Harrisonburg, Virginia; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by 3 sisters and 4 brothers.

Joe was a faithful member of Mount Joy Mennonite Church where he was a deacon for 22 years. Over the years he was also involved in Gospel Cheerband, taught Sunday school, and enjoyed singing tenor in a quartet, the Gospel Messengers.

Joe retired from Longencker's Hatchery in Elizabethtown after 31 years of service. He then worked at Wengers Feed Mill as a courier. An active member of the Landis Homes community for 20 years, he volunteered many hours in the mailroom. Joe enjoyed shuffleboard and was an avid reader.

Joe will be remembered by his kind and gracious manner and showed respect to everyone.

A funeral service honoring Joe's life will be held at Landis Homes, West Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11 AM. Family and friends will be received at the chapel before the service from 9 AM to 11 AM. Interment will be private.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/10/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hostetter, Stanley Eugene, 80, of Stuarts Draft, VA died January 30, 2020 at the same place from cancer. He was born December 16, 1939 at Newport News, VA to Amos and Irene (Mast) Hostetter. On April 7, 1962 he was married to Alice Hartzler, who was born June 26, 1940 and survives.

Surviving are children, Marie (and Ken) Showalter; and Steven (and Maria) Hostetter; six grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Warren Hostetter; Amos Hostetter, Jr; Gary Hostetter; and Doris Gullotta.

A granddaughter, Kendra Marie, twin grandsons, and a sister, Anna Day preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 3, 2020 at Springdale Mennonite Church, Waynesboro, VA with burial in Augusta Memorial Park, Waynesboro, VA.

Submitted by: Nancy Stoll, Waynesboro, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Huber, Levina Smucker
December 2, 1935 - May 22, 2020

Levina Smucker Huber, 84, Lititz, PA, passed away at UPMC Lititz on May 22, 2020. She was the wife of R. Dale Huber for 62 years. Born in Bird-in-Hand PA, she was preceded in death by her parents, John and Anna Stoltzfus Smucker and three brothers, Jonathan (Mary Glick Smucker Herr), Paul, and Marcus.

In addition to her husband, Levina is survived by her children Susan Huber (Barbara Moulton), Linda Huber Mininger (Richard) and Richard Huber (Maria Belen), her grandchildren Aaron, Emily (Jeff), Sindy, Camila, Ruben, Mikaela, Gabriel, Natalie, and Lucas, her sisters Sara Ann Landis (Henry Benner), Mary Ellen Dowling (David), her brother John Smucker (Irene), sisters-in-law Elma Smucker (Paul) and Dottie Smucker (Marcus), many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, and loving friends.

Levina was a consultant at the Parish Resource Center in Lancaster for 25 years and a parish minister for 18 years. She graduated from Millersville University and Lancaster Theological Seminary, which presented her the Allan S. Meck award for excellence in ministry in 2001. Levina was ordained in the United Church of Christ in 1995 and served at churches in Port Orange, Florida, and Ephrata and Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

During her life, Levina served on many church boards and committees. She served on the boards of the Mennonite Publishing House, Mennonite Magazine, and United Homes. She was also a member of the Committee on Women in Ministry of the Mennonite Church, the Peace and Social Concerns Committee of the Women's Mennonite Service Committee, and the Church and Ministry Committee of the Lancaster Association of the Penn Central Conference of the United Church of Christ. She attended Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster, where she was a charter member and served on many committees.

The great love of Levina's life was her family, especially her grandchildren with whom she spent countless hours. She also loved to read, travel, bike, and play tennis (in her younger years), and spend time with her friends. She will be greatly missed.

A memorial service will be announced at a later date.

Contributions in Levina's memory may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, P. O. Box 500, Akron, PA, 17501.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/23/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

 


 

Hunsberger, Naomi Derstine
August 9, 1933 - August 18, 2020

Naomi Derstine Hunsberger, 87, of Goshen died Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at Greenhouse Village. She loved to entertain people, and loved when her family was all together. She was an advocate for inclusion especially in relationships between the college and community in Goshen and between Haitians and Foreign workers in Haiti. She was a passionate sports fan and attended all of her children’s sporting events.

Naomi was born August 9, 1933 in Telford, Pennsylvania, to David D. and Mabel (High) Derstine. On June 13, 1959 she married Arlin K. Hunsberger in Blooming Glen, Pennsylvania. He survives along with three children, Michael (Susan Graber) Hunsberger of New Zealand, Sally Ann (Michael Fay) Hunsberger of Washington, D.C. and Susan (Trevor Bechtel) Hunsberger of Ann Arbor, Michigan; three grandchildren, Evelyn Hunsberger, Paul Hunsberger Fay and Sara Fay Hunsberger. Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by infant sons, Steven Ray and John Paul Hunsberger. Her siblings include Howard (Hannah Kratz, deceased) Swartley (deceased), David (Maxine Troyer) Derstine (deceased), Thelma (William, deceased) Swartzendruber, Edna (Jay, deceased) Hostetler (deceased) and Joe (Rachel Yoder) Cressman.

A 1951 graduate of Souderton High School and a 1955 graduate of Goshen College, Naomi taught school in Pennsylvania before marrying Arlin. Naomi and Arlin lived in Haiti for 18 years. Naomi established what would become the MCC Self Help fair trade craft program in Haiti, hosted diplomatic entourages for a variety of church and government programs, and started the Afternoon Sabbatical program at Goshen College. She was a member of College Mennonite Church. A memorial service will be livestreamed from www.collegemennonite.org on Saturday August 29th at 4 p.m. A time of sharing and reflection will follow at 5 p.m.

Memorial donations may be given to Goshen College Endowment - Hunsberger Haitian Art Collection or Boys and Girls Club of Goshen.

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

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Hunsberger, Naomi Derstine, 87, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died August 18, 2020 at the same place. She was born August 9, 1933 at Telford, PA to David D. and Mabel (High) Derstine. On June 13, 1959 at Blooming Glen, PA she was married to Arlin K. Hunsberger, who survives.

Surviving are children, Michael (Susan Graber) Hunsberger of New Zealand, Sally Ann (Michael Fay) Hunsberger of Washington, D.C. and Susan (Trevor Bechtel) Hunsberger of Ann Arbor, Michigan; three grandchildren; and a brother, Joe (Rachel Yoder) Cressman.

Infant sons, Steven Ray and John Paul Hunsberger and siblings, Howard (Hannah Kratz, deceased) Swartley (deceased), David (Maxine Troyer) Derstine (deceased), Thelma (William, deceased) Swartzendruber, Edna (Jay, deceased) Hostetler (deceased) preceded her in death.

A 1951 graduate of Souderton High School and a 1955 graduate of Goshen College, Naomi taught school in Pennsylvania before marrying Arlin. Naomi and Arlin lived in Haiti for 18 years. Naomi established what would become the MCC Self Help fair trade craft program in Haiti, hosted diplomatic entourages for a variety of church and government programs, and started the Afternoon Sabbatical program at Goshen College. She was a member of College Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held August 29, 2020 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

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


 

Hursh, Barbara N. Sensenig
March 9, 1934 - June 21, 2020

Barbara N. (Sensenig) Hursh, 86, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, June 21, 2020, at her residence.

She was born in Lancaster County to the late John B. and Mary (Nolt) Sensenig. She was the wife of the late Paul H. Hursh.

She was a member of Valley View Mennonite Church.

Barbara is survived by eight children, Carolyn (James) Siegrist of Martinsburg, Clair (Carolyn) Hursh of Martinsburg, Earl Ray (Margaret) Hursh of Middleburg, James (Cindy) Hursh of Lebanon, Jay Paul (Jeanette) Hursh of Lititz, Leon (Diane) Hursh of Ephrata, Jesse (Marlene) Hursh of Morrisville, VT, Philip (Mary Kay) Hursh of Lititz; 64 grandchildren and 115 great-grandchildren.

She is also survived by three brothers, Noah (Esther) Sensenig of Quarryville, John (Pauline) Sensenig of Nottingham, Melvin (Pheobe Ann) Sensenig of East Earl; six sisters, Anna (Titus) Burkholder of Ephrata, Ruth Hoover of Myerstown, Frances (Harlan) Martin of Ephrata, Evelyn Snyder of Ephrata, Verna (Leon) Burkholder of Ephrata, Esther (Lloyd) Fox of East Earl and a brother-in-law, Ellis Martin of Ephrata.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Ann Sensenig; a son-in-law, Isaac Ray Sensenig; a daughter-in-law, Rachel Hursh; a grandson and two great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Valley View Mennonite Church, 194 Gockley Road, Stevens. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020, 10:00 AM at the Valley View Mennonite Church. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 6/24/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hurst, Anthony N.
February 25, 2006 - June 10, 2020

Anthony N. Hurst, 14, of Turbot Township, Milton, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at his home. Born Feb. 25, 2006, in Lewisburg, he was a son of Nelson E. Hurst and the late Brenda M. (Burkholder) Hurst.

Anthony enjoyed working with wood and making furniture. He was very skilled and was always a willing hand to anyone. He enjoyed hunting and trapping, and restored garden tractors.
He was a member of East District Mennonite Church, Watsontown.

In addition to his father, Nelson, he is survived by his brother, Nathan E. Hurst and his fiancé Morgan E., of Milton; three sisters, Christa Joy Hurst, Sonya Renee Hurst, both of Williamsport, and Bethanie Michelle Glick and her husband Anthony M., of Massillon, Ohio; maternal grandmother, Esther Souder, of Danville; and paternal grandmother, Mary K. Hurst, of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Brenda Hurst; maternal grandfather, Ivan S. Burkholder, and paternal grandfather, David E. Hurst.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 13 and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at East District Mennonite Church, 71 East District Road, Watsontown, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m.Sunday, June 14 with Pastor Tim Stoltzfus officiating.

Burial will follow in East District Mennonite Church Cemetery, Watsontown.

The family will provide flower, and recommend that contributions in his memory can be made to Newberry Christian Fellowship Truth Club, 2233 Linn St., Williamsport, PA 17701.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

Sunbury Daily Item - 6/12/2020
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hurst, Brenda M. Burkholder
January 20, 1962 - June 10, 2020

Brenda M. Hurst, 58, of Turbot Township, Milton, passed away Wednesday, June 10, 2020, at her home.

Born Jan. 20, 1962, in Ephrata, she was the daughter of Esther (Zimmerman) Souder and the late Ivan S. Burkholder. On March 20, 1982, she married Nelson E. Hurst and together they celebrated 38 years of marriage.

Brenda had a passion for young children and a good heart. She was a member of East District Mennonite Church, Watsontown, where she was an active participant with the food pantry and the ladies outreach program. She was a stay-at-home mom and was very involved in home schooling.

Also, Brenda taught at Maranatha Christian School for a period of time. She coordinated the Good News Bible Club for local children.

In addition to her husband, Nelson, she is survived by her son, Nathan E. Hurst and his fiancé Morgan E., of Milton; three daughters, Christa Joy Hurst, Sonya Renee Hurst, both of Williamsport, and Bethanie Michelle Glick and her husband Anthony M., of Massillon, Ohio; three grandchildren, Tonya, Kyra, and Eliana Glick; three brothers, Jay (Esther) Burkholder, Jim (Judy) Burkholder, both of Danville, and Stanley Burkholder, of Milton; and two sisters, Cathy (Gary) Smith, of Mifflinburg, and Caren Burkholder, of Danville.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ivan S. Burkholder; son, Anthony Hurst; and three brothers, Glen, Mark, and Steven Burkholder.

Family and friends are invited to a visitation from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, June 13 and 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at East District Mennonite Church, 71 East District Road, Watsontown, where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 14 with Pastor Tim Stoltzfus officiating. Burial will follow in East District Mennonite Church Cemetery, Watsontown.

The family will provide flowers, and suggest contributions in her name be made to the Good News Club, c/o Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc., PO Box 348, Warrenton, MO 63383.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home & Cremation Svc PC, 207 Broadway St., Turbotville.

Sunbury Daily Item - 6/12/2020
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hurst, Jerilyn E. Weaver
April 20, 1946 - June 26, 2020

Jerilyn E. Hurst, 74, of Ephrata, formerly of Denver, passed away on Friday, June 26, 2020, at Lincoln Christian Home.

She was born in East Earl Township to the late David and Edna (Snader) Weaver and was the wife of the late Glenn Nelson Hurst who passed away in 2014.

She was a member of Weaverland Frame Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

Jerilyn worked as a homemaker. She loved spending time with her family.

Jerilyn is survived by four children, Byron G., husband of Joyce (Martin) Hurst of Denver, Michelle D., wife of Brian Nolt of Reinholds, Audrey B., wife of Merle Good of Newmanstown, Jerilyn Renee, wife of Sheldon Martin of Denver; a daughter-in-law, Glenda B. Hurst of Denver; 25 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Ira, husband of Grace Weaver of Bernville, Melvin, husband of Emma Weaver of Ickesburg, Robert, husband of Glenda Weaver of New Providence and a sister, Grace, wife of Daniel Martin of Quarryville.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death a son, Philip S. Hurst and a daughter, Ardell E. Hurst.

The family would like to express a special thank you to the staff and caregivers at Lincoln Christian Home who lovingly cared for mom the past few years.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, June 30, 2020, from 5 to 8 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Martindale. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 1, 2020, 9:30 a.m. at the Weaverland Frame Mennonite Church Cemetery, 1116 Weaverland Road, East Earl, with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 6/29/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hurst, Philip S.
July 4, 1976 - April 21, 2020

Philip S. Hurst, 43, of Denver, passed away on Tuesday, April 21, 2020, at home.

He was born in West Cocalico Twp. to Jerilyn (Weaver) Hurst and the late Glenn N. Hurst. He was the husband of Glenda B. Hurst with whom he shared 22 years of marriage.

He was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church.

Philip was an auctioneer and a sales representative for Garden Spot Furniture.

In addition to his wife and mother, Philip is survived by five children, Austin S. Hurst, fiancé of Kaitlyn Zimmerman, Kelsey N. Hurst, Bradley T. Hurst, Heather L. Hurst, Lauren N. Hurst, all at home; four siblings, Byron G., husband of Joyce (Martin) Hurst of Denver, Michelle D., wife of Brian Nolt of Reinholds, Audrey B., wife of Merle Good of Newmanstown, Jerilyn Renee, wife of Sheldon Martin of Denver.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by a sister, Ardell E. Hurst.

Services will be private at convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Lime Rock Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/23/2020
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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