An expanded obituary project of
MennObits. Includes additional information of obituaries
The Mennonite and other newspapers. Source of individual obituaries given with each record. Project managed by Thelma Martin.
Snyder, Esther W. Stauffer
March 13, 1930 - June 8, 2020
Esther W. Snyder, 90, of New Holland, entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 8, 2020, at home.
Born in East Earl she was the youngest child of the late Isaac S. and Hettie (Weaver) Stauffer. She was the wife of the late Harry W. Snyder who preceded her in death in November of 2007.
A homemaker, Esther was a member of New Holland Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).
Esther is survived by eight children, Lucy, wife of Leon Hoover of Shippensburg, Esther, wife of Melvin Hoover of New York, Minerva, wife of Harvey Leid, also of New York, Lydia, wife of Timothy Weaver of Martinsburg, Harry, husband of Edna (Shirk) Snyder of Woodbury, Marlin, husband of Wilma (Zimmerman) Snyder of Martinsburg, Arlene Snyder, Emma Snyder, both of New Holland; a daughter-in-law, Irene (Leinbach) Snyder, wife of the late Ammon Snyder. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Anna Stauffer; 55 grandchildren; 94 great-grandchildren; 5 step-grandchildren and 33 step-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by three sons, Ammon, Cleason and Clemen Snyder; two grandsons, John Mark Snyder and Lawrence Hoover; four great-grandchildren; five brothers, Willis, Eli, George, Isaac and Daniel Stauffer and a sister, Lydia Martin. She was the last of her immediate family.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, June 11, 2020, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Leon Stauffer, 138 Linden Grove Road, New Holland. Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 12, 2020, 12:30 PM at the residence of Leon Stauffer, with further services at 1:00 PM from the New Holland Mennonite Church, E. Huyard Road, New Holland, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Stauffer, Anna S.
November 9, 1936 - March 26, 2020
Anna S. Stauffer, 83, of 433 S. Kinzer Ave., New Holland, died Thursday, March 26, 2020 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness.
Born in Penn Twp., Snyder County, she was the daughter of the late William and Lydia (Stauffer) Stauffer.
Anna loved people and loved serving. She was a Licensed Practical Nurse who worked for Reading Hospital for many years. She enjoyed being a nurse. She was active in the work of Weaverland Mennonite Church. She was involved in sewing circle. She did beautiful quilting and knotted countless comforters used by the Mennonite Central Committee for relief work. She was active in volunteer work in the community. She loved her family, all her nieces and nephews and their children, and grandchildren. Loved by many, she will be missed by many. She would say. "I live alone, but I am not alone; Jesus is with me."
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ruth Auker and Dorothy Martin.
Due to the current public health crisis, services will be private. A memorial service scheduled at a later date. Burial will be in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Weaverland Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Rd., East Earl, PA 17519. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.
Stauffer, Howard S.
July 20, 1925 - April 22, 2020
Howard S. Stauffer, 94, of Manheim, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 as loved ones sang him into the presence of the Lord.
Howard was born July 20, 1925 to the late Henry W. and Emma (Snyder) Stauffer. He married Ruth (Brubaker) Stauffer with whom he had five sons. They were married almost 33 years when she passed away on August 1, 1981. He then married Arlene (Weaver) Stauffer in November 1982. Together they enjoyed over 37 years of marriage at their home in the woods until their move to Pleasant View Communities in November.
Howard enjoyed raising his boys on the Stauffer family farm where they became known for their delicious homegrown celery. Later he worked at various businesses, finishing his years of employment at Bomberger's Store in Lititz at the age of 85. He enjoyed volunteering with Arlene at Mount Joy Gift and Thrift Shop into his 90's.
In addition to his wife Arlene, he is survived by five sons and their wives: J. Richard (Jean Witmer), Bellefonte, PA; Robert (Doris High), Black Duck MN; Steven (Faye Lentz), Lititz, PA; James (Carolyn Geib), Lititz, PA; and Frederick (Debra Boll), Manheim, PA. He is also survived by twenty-two grandchildren, forty-six great-grandchildren and his sister-in-law, Grace Stauffer.
In addition to his parents and first wife Ruth, he was preceded in death by his brother, Clarence Stauffer, his sister, Helen Hernley Keiper, and a great-granddaughter.
Howard was a lifelong member of Kauffman Mennonite Church, Manheim, where he served as song leader and trustee for many years. He was also an invaluable member of the team that produced the church's live nativity in the barn for twenty-five years.
He had a great sense of humor and wit and enjoyed a good prank; was gifted with ingenuity, coming up with inventions to meet any need he or others had; loved music, especially singing with his family; enjoyed the outdoors, camping with his family into his 90's, going to the family cabin in Juniata County with his boys for deer hunting, sitting on his chair in the woods at home watching squirrels, rabbits, and birds; was a creative woodworker and craftsman; could play a mean game of Rook; had a great time watching church league softball in the summer time; found great satisfaction in growing vegetables and flowers. Above all he had utmost honor and respect for God and his Word, which guided every aspect of his life. He will be greatly missed by his family.
The family wants to thank the excellent staff at Pleasant View Communities for their loving care during this difficult season of restrictions.
Stauffer, Mary B. Stauffer
August 6, 1927 - April 5, 2020
Mary B. Stauffer, 92, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, April 5, 2020 at Ephrata Hospital.
She was married 72 years to Horace R. Stauffer. Born in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Eli and Mary Brubacher Stauffer.
Mary was a homemaker and an accomplished seamstress. She was a member of the Centerville Mennonite Church.
Surviving besides her husband are two sons, Kenneth married to Carolene Trego Stauffer, and Clifford married to Mary Oberholtzer Stauffer; a daughter, Kathleen married to Timothy Nissley; nine grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; and a brother, Eli married to Ruth Martin Stauffer.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, a graveside service in the Centerville Mennonite Cemetery will be private and held at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home For Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.
Stauffer, Roy W.
April 29, 1929 - February 23, 220
Roy W. Stauffer, 90, of Lititz, PA went home to be with Jesus, his Lord and Savior, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020 at the Hospice and Community Care Center in Mount Joy. He was the faithful loving husband of Anna Mary Martin Stauffer for 61 years until she preceded him in death in 2011. He is survived by children, Jay husband of Janice Sollenberger, Jere husband of Jo L. Miller, Jeffrey husband of Sandra Weaver, Joann wife of Jim Mellinger, Jr.; seven grandchildren, Tanya (Mark Whiteman), Kimberly (Joel Ernst), Brandon Stauffer, Vaughn Stauffer (Erika Jenkins), Brianna (Daniel Justice), Jamie Mellinger III, (Bryana Unangst), Mitchell Mellinger, and nine great-grandchildren.
Roy was the eldest child of Roy M. and Florence W. Stauffer of Lititz. He is survived by siblings, Rhoda (Jay Oberholtzer), Martha (James Garber), Earl Stauffer (Linda Hoover), James Stauffer (Sue Risser), Paul Stauffer (Val Baldwin), Jean (Dick Eby), and Shirley (Frank Burris). He was preceded in death by sisters, Ruth Denlinger, Mary Sweigart, Dorothy Tweed, and brother, Robert Stauffer.
Roy grew up at Stauffers of Kissel Hill where he wore many hats. Under his leadership along with partners, until his retirement at age 55, Stauffers of Kissel Hill grew from a roadside stand to a multi-corporation business. He was involved in his church where he lived out his faith with integrity and exemplary consistency.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the staff and volunteers of the Hospice and Community Care Center in Mount Joy, as well as the staff at Landis Homes. The care, grace, and love that was shown to Roy and his family were truly a gift from God.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a viewing at the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Friday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. Family and friends will be received Saturday, Feb. 29 at the Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd., Lancaster, PA 17601 before the service from 9:30 until 10:30 a.m. followed by the service at 11 a.m.
Stuckey, Valette "Becky" M. Beck, 88, of Archbold died March 3, 2020 at Defiance Area Inpatient Hospice Center, Defiance, Defiance Co., OH. She was born November 4, 1931 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH to Henry and Wilma (Wyse) Beck. She was married to Bill Stuckey, who is deceased.
Surviving are children, Kathy (Neil) Nofziger and Douglas (Julia) Stuckey; six grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren.
A daughter, Amy Stuckey preceded her in death.
Memorial services were held March 7, 2020 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Williams Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Submitted by: Barb Crossgrove, Stryker, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
Valetta M. “Becky” Stuckey, age 88 years, of Archbold, passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, March 3, 2020, at CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice. She was born October 4, 1931, near Wauseon, the daughter of Henry and Wilma (Wyse) Beck. She married Bill Stuckey on September 21, 1957 and he preceded her in death on August 2, 2012. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a wife, mother, homemaker and supported her husband on the family farm. She enjoyed giving of her time by volunteering, visiting and helping others. She served on the Board of Adriel School, Fairlawn Auxiliary, and was a volunteer at Fulton County Health Center, Sauder Village and Care & Share. She was an active member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
She is survived by two children, Kathy (Neil) Nofziger and Douglas (Julie) Stuckey both of Archbold; six grandchildren, Chase (Molly) Stuckey, Chad (Felicia) Stuckey, Erica (Joshua) Sprunger, Clay (Rebecca) Stuckey, Karla (Jaron) Bernath and Jenna (Nathaniel) Nofziger-Klink: 13 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Rollie (Diane) Beck of Toledo, and Randy (Lori) Beck of Alvordton; sisters-in-law, Helen Short and Dorothy Stuckey; brother-in-law, Paul Stuckey; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a daughter, Amy Stuckey in 1988; and a brother, Glenn Beck.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday at 11 AM at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Pastors Steven Heatwole and Matt Weaver officiating. Interment will precede in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call at the Fairlawn Chapel from 3-7 PM on Friday. Short Funeral Home in Archbold has been entrusted with the arrangements. The family suggests the memorials be given to Lockport Mennonite Church or CHP Defiance Area In-Patient Hospice.
Stutzman, Ervin A.
September 29, 1942 - May 4, 2020
Ervin "Erv" A. Stutzman, 77, of Goshen, Indiana passed away Monday, May 4 at home.
Erv was born on September 29, 1942, in Arthur, Illinois, to Albert J and Saloma J (Shrock) Stutzman.
Erv spent most of his career as a Radiologic Technologist, traveling extensively as an MRI instructor for GE. He also owned a small business which included several laundromats and rental houses. He was a long-time member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio.
Erv will be remembered as being insightful, gentle in spirit, and a good listener with a great sense of humor. He enjoyed helping his family and friends. He also had a passion for serving people he did not know through his work with Mennonite Disaster Service. His service with MDS took him to Mississippi, New Orleans, and Minot, North Dakota.
Other passions of Erv's include reading and working in his shop. He also enjoyed the outdoors, especially spending time in "the woods" on the family farm in Shreve, Ohio. Family reunions and traveling on vacations were also a source of joy, especially spending time on the beach.
Erv is survived by his wife Welma, and his two children; Sharon Lynn (Mike) Stutzman Hartzler of Rittman, Ohio, Timothy David (Laura) Stutzman of Harrisonburg, Virginia; three step-children, Jeremy Mast of Apple Creek, Ohio, Brian (Cheryl) Mast of Goshen, Tonya (Adam) Kuhn of Columbus, Ohio; four sisters, Elsie Summers, Susie Stutzman, both of Wooster, Ohio, Verna (Lowell) Bender of Accident, Maryland, Judy (Vern) Herschberger of Lindale Texas; brother, Morris (Dianne) Stutzman of Wooster, Ohio; sister-in-law, Verna Stutzman of Berlin, Ohio; five grandchildren, Lydia (Riley) Hall, Abe (Rachel) Hartzler, Magdalena Hartzler, Lleyton and Langdon Stutzman; three step-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Tristan, and Toby Mast; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a granddaughter, Caroline Hartlzer; brother, Eli Stutzman, and brother-in-law, Neel Summers.
A private memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 16 at Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, attendance will be limited to immediate family.
A private family burial will take place at Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions may be given to Goshen Home Care & Hospice or Mennonite Disaster Services.
Stutzman, William "Bill", Jr.
October 22, 1943 - April 10, 2020
William “Bill” Stutzman, Jr., 76, of Goshen, formerly of Elkhart, went to be with his Lord and Savior Friday, April 10, 2020 at home.
He was born October 22, 1943 in Chardon, Ohio to William and Sara (Hostetler) Stutzman.
On June 26, 1965 he married Fern Mast in Middlebury. She died September 5, 2006. He later married Mary Ann Burnett at Clinton Frame Church on February 12, 2011.
She survives along with his children, Sheila (Michael) Terlep of Bristol and Mike (Michele) Stutzman of Sarasota, Florida; step-children, Chad (Tera) Gascho of Middlebury, Vicki (Conrad) Esh of Marysville, Ohio and Kimmie (Jon) Leichty of West Liberty, Ohio; six grandchildren; nine step-grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two sisters, Ann Stutzman and Mary (Aden) Miller, both of Sugar Creek, Ohio; and a brother, Joseph (Dorothy) Stutzman of Goshen.
Along with his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Eli Stutzman.
A long-time area resident, Mr. Stutzman was part owner of Eby Ford for 23 years and owned Michiana Furniture Gallery for 15 years. A collector of bright red cars, Bill was a strong man of faith and enjoyed sharing and spending time with family.
Bill was a faithful member of Clinton Frame Church, memorials may be directed to the church for the Family Life Center.
A private burial will take place at Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. A memorial service at the church will he held at a later date.
Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.