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Yoder, Barbara Ann
June 9, 1954 - January 27, 2020
Barbara Ann Yoder, age 65, of Nappanee died at 4:31 am, Monday, January 27, 2020 at her home following a short illness of cancer. She was born June 9, 1954 in Wabash to Perry E. and Anna Mae (Mast) Yoder. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Miss Yoder is survived by sisters, Mary Alice (Glen) Helmuth, Etna Green, Susan Kay (John) Borkholder, Frieda Arlene (Jonathan) Borkholder, both of Nappanee; and 10 nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Perry E. and Anna Mae Yoder; brother, Danny Lee Yoder; niece, Cynthia Borkholder; and nephews, Titus Helmuth, Perry Lynn, Marcus Dean and Joseph Borkholder.
Family and friends may call after 2 pm, Tuesday, January 28, 2020 and all day Wednesday, Jan. 29th at the Steve Borkholder residence, 72990 CR 101. Funeral Services will begin at 9:30 am, Thursday, Jan. 30th also at the Borkholder residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Yoder, Edwin L.
May 18, 1929 - May 19, 2020
Edwin L. "Ed" Yoder, 91, of Kalona, Iowa died on May 19th, 2020 at Mercy Hospital Iowa City, at the age of 91 years and 1 day. A private family burial will be held Saturday, May 30, 2020 at the East Union Cemetery. A public drive through visitation will be held Saturday, May 30 from 1:30 – 2:30 PM at the East Union Mennonite Church carport.
Ed Yoder was born near Kalona on May 18th, 1929, to Jonas and Lena Yoder. He attended Evergreen School. He later earned his GED and attended trade school to become a bricklayer. Ed married Esther Miller on June 3rd, 1951. They were married 59 years, until Esther's passing in 2010. Ed worked as a bricklayer in Iowa and Atlanta, GA. He was a member of East Union Mennonite Church and the Washington Township Optimists Club. He will be remembered for his wonderful sense of humor and driving his little red scooter around Kalona for the past several years.
Upon retirement, Ed and Esther moved to Horseshoe Bend AR, where they lived for 10 years before returning to Kalona. Before moving to Georgia, Ed donated blood for many years.
Ed is survived by 6 children and their spouses: Rodney & Yvonne Yoder of Camp Crook, SD, Bob and Deb Yoder of Kalona, Eric Yoder of Riverside, Melanie and Mike Schweitzer of Wellman, Beth and Jim Schlabaugh of Wellman, and Celia and Emmanuel Ffrench of Newport Beach, CA; grandchildren Megan Yoder of Kalona, Stephanie and Tyler Weers of Falcon Heights, MN, Austin Schlabaugh and Jared Schlabaugh of Wellman, and Gigi Ffrench of Newport Beach, CA; great-granddaughters Nora and Violet Weers of Falcon Heights, MN, and a brother Frank and Ada Yoder of Kalona. He is also survived by sisters-in-law Vesta Neale, Mary Jane Baker, Anne Miller, Ida Fern Miller, Ruby Miller, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Ed was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Esther in 2010, a granddaughter Allison Yoder, brothers Paul and Katie Yoder, David and Verna Yoder, and 3 half-siblings Chriss Yoder, Frieda Whetstone, and Mabel Miller.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to East Union Mennonite Church or the Mississippi Valley Blood Bank.
Yoder, Fannie L.
March 3, 1954 - April 20, 2020
Fannie L. Yoder, 66, of Shipshewana, died at 7:00 am on Monday, April 20, at Hope Springs Manor, Goshen. She was born on March 3, 1954 in Elkhart to Levi L. and Susan H. (Frye) Yoder.
Surviving are two brothers, Herman (Lydia) Yoder of Middlebury, Richard (Marilyn) Yoder of Nappanee; three sisters, Lydia Kathryn Yoder of Shipshewana, Vera (Melvin) Yoder of Middlebury, Inez (Daniel) Miller of Shipshewana; 25 nieces and nephews, 106 great nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Jason Yoder; one great niece and one great nephew.
Fannie had worked at the Crystal Hope Workshop, Forks County Line Store, Middlebury and E & S Sales, Shipshewana. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Due to current gathering restrictions the family will be holding private services. The community is encouraged to show their support by mailing cards of sympathy to the family at 1625 N. 1000 W., Shipshewana, IN 46565. Services will be conducted by Bishop Perry Bontrager, Jr. and the home ministers. Burial will be in Harman Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Yoder, Freeman L.
September 1, 1951 - June 16, 2020
Freeman L. Yoder, 68, of Middlebury, died at 7:15 pm on Tuesday, June 16 at Memorial Hospital, South Bend, from the results of an accident last Friday, June 12. He was born on September 1, 1951 in Middlebury, to Leo F. and Anna (Wingard) Yoder. On June 10, 1976 in Nappanee, he married Lizzie J. Yutzy; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Steven (Marilyn) Yoder of Middlebury, John (Lorene) Yoder of Millersburg, DeWayne (LuEtta) Yoder of Goshen; two daughters, Susie (Nathan) Miller of Shipshewana, Anna Faye (Daniel) Mishler of LaGrange; 17 grandchildren; three sisters, Ida Mae Weaver of LaGrange, Elnora (David) Schrock of Pardeeville, WI, Mary Esther (Levi) Bontrager of Centerville, MI; brother, Melvin (Susan) Yoder of Middlebury.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Samuel Weaver.
Freeman was a store owner, bookkeeper and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday, June 17 and all day Thursday, June 18 at the family residence, 11561 CR 16, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, June 19 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Norman Lehman and the home ministers. Burial will be in Naylor Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Yoder, Irene J.
March 2, 1928 - February 24, 2020
Irene J. Yoder 91, of Galveston, Texas, passed away at 3:40 a.m. on Monday, February 24, 2020, at The Meridian Towers in Galveston, Texas.
Irene was born March 2, 1928 in Arthur, Illinois. She was the daughter of Joe J. and Susana L. (Miller) Yoder. She was preceded in death by her parents (see above) and sister, Anna J (Albert) Kauffman.
She is survived by two nieces, Vi Janzen of Elkhart KS, Karen Pankov and her husband Peter of Sunrise Beach MO and one nephew, Willard Kauffman and his wife Jean of Atwood IL; three great-nieces, four great-nephews, eleven great-great-nieces and five great-great-nephews.
After living in Sarasota FL for several years, Irene moved to Goshen IN where she attended Goshen College and received her degree as a Lab Technologist. The then moved to South Bend IN and worked at St Mary’s Hospital. In 1980 she moved to Galveston TX where she worked as a Lab Technologist at UTMB.
She was always busy learning, which included a trip to Egypt, taking self-defense classes and Taikwondo, where she achieved a brown belt. Irene enjoyed art, reading, working in the yard and processing olives from her own tree. After retiring, she enjoyed volunteer work for the Galveston Chamber of Commerce and especially Moody Gardens.
A memorial service was held at The Meridian Towers in Galveston on March 5, 2020.
Internment is at the Hayes Grace Memorial Park, Hitchcock TX.
Yoder, Janet Elizabeth Weaver
January 19, 1926-January 2, 2020
Janet Elizabeth Weaver Yoder, 93, of Harrisonburg, Virginia, passed away January 2, 2020 in Goshen, Indiana. She lived at Greencroft communities in Goshen, Indiana for the last 6 months.
Janet was born in Parkview, Virginia, on January 19,1926 to Henry (H.D.) Weaver and Sallie Wenger Weaver. Janet was the 4th out of 5 children.
She attended EMU for 2 years where she got a teaching degree. She taught school at Warrick River Christian School in Newport News, Virginia for 2 years before marrying Morris Harvey Yoder on August 10,1948. The rest of her professional life was spent working with her husband in various ventures.
Morris died June 23, 2018. Janet is survived by her daughter and husband, Bonnie and Jim Beachy of Hinton, Virginia; son, Ray Yoder of Union, Michigan; daughter and husband, Jewel and James Hertzler of Harrisonburg, Virginia; son and wife, Richard and Diane Yoder of Elkhart, Indiana; grandchildren, Elizabeth Hansen and husband David, Kirsten Beachy and husband, Jason Alderfer, Rachel Yoder and husband, Greg Dixon, Jenna Yoder and husband, Joe Hartman, Luke Yoder and wife, Meghan Borland, Kate Yoder, Nick Hertzler, and eight great grandchildren (with another on the way); her brother, Henry Weaver of Goshen, Indiana; many nieces and nephews, and a loving extended family.
Janet loved local and church history, hearing and telling stories and following weather. She will be remembered for her kind, sweet spirit and quiet, insightful presence.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 26 in Harrisonburg, Virginia at Strite Auditorium Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community at 2 PM. The body was cremated. Ashes will be laid to rest with her people at Lindale Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Virginia where Janet was a member.
Local arrangements are entrusted to Billings Funeral Home in Elkhart, Indiana
Yoder, John "Edward"
September 3, 1932 - February 26, 2020
J. (John) Edward Yoder, 87, of Goshen, formerly of Kalona and Donnellson, IA, died at 6:40 am on Wednesday, February 26 at his residence. He was born on September 3, 1932 in Kalona, IA, to Edward and Anna (Ropp) Yoder. On October 11, 1953 in Kalona, IA, he married Mildred Brenneman; she died October 22, 2009. On March 26, 2016 in Goshen, he married Treva Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his second wife are his nine children, Steve (Debbie) Yoder of Moravian Falls, NC, Alfred (Alma) Yoder of Irwin, OH, Tom (Ida) Yoder of Donnellson, IA, Clair Yoder of Argyle, IA, Zonya (John) Stoltzfus of Atglen, PA, George (Lorene) Yoder of Leon, IA, Jason (Rose) Yoder of Bristol, Alesia Yoder of Strasburg, PA, Stuart Yoder of Kalona, IA; 22 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Alton (Susie) Yoder, Marvin (Elizabeth) Yoder both of Crofton, KY.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; four sisters, Viola Schlabach, Edna Mae Yoder, Dorothy Miller, Lydia Miller; four brothers, Sylvanus, Thomas, Lewis Yoder, and Christian Yoder.
J. Edward was a farmer, carpenter and a salesman. He was a member of Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church. He was a former member of Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church in Kalona, IA and New Boston Conservative Mennonite Church in Donnellson, IA. He never met a stranger and always had a story to tell. He was passionate about his faith and loved his family.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:30 pm followed by a 7:00 pm funeral service on Friday, February 28 at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastors Roy Rhodes and Jonathan Zimmerman. There will also be visitation from 3:00 - 5:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Saturday, February 29 at Fairview Conservative Mennonite Church, Kalona, IA. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 1 at Fairview Conservative Mennonite Church, Kalona, IA. Services will be conducted by Pastor John Hershberger. Burial will be in
Fairview Mennonite Cemetery, Kalona, IA.
Yoder, Landon Daryl
March 6, 2018 - January 9, 2020
Landon Daryl Yoder, 22 month old son of Bryan and Regina (Nisley) Yoder, of Howe, died on Thursday, January 9 at Riley Children's Hospital, Indianapolis, after a brief battle with brain cancer. He was born on March 6, 2018 in Fort Wayne.
Survivors in addition to his parents are brother, Austin Kade Yoder at home; grandparents, Joe Devon and Edna (Hochstetler) Yoder of Howe, Ora Jr. and Katie (Gingerich) Nisley of Topeka; two great-grandmothers, Sarah Yoder of LaGrange, Rosa (Lloyd) Yoder of Middlebury.
Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Saturday, January 11 and all day Sunday, January 12 at the family residence, 7990 N. 450 W., Howe. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, January 13 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Ben Miller and the home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Yoder, Mary Ann Yoder
September 28, 1922 - January 18, 2020
Katie Ann Yoder, 97, of LaGrange, died at 5:00 pm on Saturday, January 18, at the Healthcare Center at Waterford Crossing, Goshen. She was born on September 28, 1922 in Topeka to Noah and Mattie (Yoder) Yoder. On December 20, 1945 in Ligonier she married Monroe J. Yoder; he died November 5, 2013.
Surviving are three daughters, Edna (Pete) Eash of Shipshewana, Anna (Freeman) Miller of Brookfield, MO, Ruth (Floyd) Eash of LaGrange; two sons, Howard (Ida) Yoder of Middlebury, LaVern (Ann) Yoder of Shipshewana; 22 grandchildren; 47 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Susan Lambright of Goshen, Dorothy Borkholder of Nappanee, Edna (Alva) Miller of Shipshewana; two brothers, Daniel (Vi) Yoder of Fort Wayne, Amzie (Mae) Yoder of Nappanee.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Mary Sue Yoder and infant Ruby Yoder; four
brothers, Ervin, LeRoy, Alton and Menno Yoder; a sister, Emma Yoder.
Katie was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 4:00 pm on Sunday, January 19, and all day Monday, January 20, at the Chris Bontrager residence, 0670 N. 765 W., Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Tuesday, January 21, at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Chris Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery, Middlebury.
Yoder, Mildred L. Yoder, 96, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 2, 2020 at the same place. She was born July 31, 1923 at Washington, Tazewell Co., IL to Walter E. and Matilda (Schertz) Yoder. On August 4, 1950 she was married to Wayne R. Yoder, who died April 23, 2002. Later, on Dec. 30, 2008, she married Dr. Dana Troyer and he died Jan. 25, 2012.
Surviving are a daughter-in-law, Mary Lehman Yoder; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Elta Ehret, Elkhart, IN and Mary Troyer, Orrville, OH.
A son, Michael P. Yoder, sister, Ruth Evelyn Yoder, and brothers, Harold Dean Yoder, David E. Yoder, and Paul LaMar Yoder preceded her in death.
With her father Walter's encouragement, Mildred learned to play the violin and played in a string quartet at Goshen High School that included her sister Elta, Mary Oyer, and Margaret Detweiler. She found much satisfaction when her son Michael learned to play violin and all three of her granddaughters joined the ranks of string players. Two great-grandchildren have also begun playing strings.
Mildred attended one year at Goshen College before attending and graduating from Mennonite School of Nursing in 1945, LaJunta, Colorado. She was a registered nurse and worked for Dana Troyer, M.D., Goshen, for 25 years. Like many other LaJunta graduates, Mildred felt a strong loyalty and a sense of identity to her chosen vocation of nursing.
Mildred was a member of the College Mennonite Church, Goshen. Along with her sisters, Mildred enjoyed piecing quilt tops, several of which were auctioned at the Mennonite Relief Sale. For many years she and her sisters attended the quilt auction and carefully tracked each quilt sold. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought her much joy. They have also been the recipients of many quilts and other handmade gifts.
Both Wayne and Mildred and then Dana and Mildred spent the winter months in Sarasota, Florida. There she welcomed her family for regular visits.
Memorial services were held March 2, 2020 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.
Yoder, Nathan Emerson "Nate"
August 4, 1955 - April 3, 2020
Nathan Emerson “Nate” Yoder, 64, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Friday, April 3, 2020, at his home. Nate was born Aug. 4, 1955, in Meyersdale, Pa., and was a son of the late Paul H. and Martha Marie (Miller) Yoder.
On April 14, 1979, he married Miriam “Mim” (Miller) Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are Nate’s children and grandchildren, Paul J. and Katrina (Martin) Yoder with grandchildren, Isela Joy and Matias Benjamin, of Harrisonburg; Amelia Marie and Blake Showalter with grandchildren, Alex Ty, Amiah Grace, and Aleah Faith, of Dayton, Va.; and Evan Jay and Kelsey (Miller) Yoder of Blacksburg, Va.
Nate served at Eastern Mennonite University & Seminary for more than 20 years as a professor of church history and university archivist. He earned his MA and PhD from the University of Notre Dame. In 2014, he published Together in the Work of the Lord, a history of the Conservative Mennonite Conference. Nate was a former pastor of Dayton (Virginia) Mennonite Church. He was a member of Mt. Clinton (Virginia) Mennonite Church.
Nate was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend, and mentor to many. He is remembered for his profound faith and strength of character. Nate blessed countless lives as a pastor, professor, premarital counselor, and brother in the Way of Jesus. His warm presence, grace, wisdom, and compassion will be deeply missed.
In addition to his parents, Nate was preceded in death by two brothers, Jesse Yoder and Sheldon Yoder. He is survived by siblings and their spouses, Nelson and Pat Yoder of Narvon, Pa.; Michael and Delores Yoder of Grantsville, Md.; Ethel and Robert Zook of Allensville, Pa.; Juanita Jo Yoder of Springs, Pa.; and Marcella and David Baugh of Lexington, Ky.
A private graveside service will be held with Pastor Jim Hershberger officiating. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Those wishing to pay their respects may visit the Mt. Clinton Cemetery in accordance with social distancing guidelines.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center, P.O. Box 1563, Harrisonburg, VA 22803.
Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com or www.caringbridge.org.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Yoder, Nathan Emerson, 64, of Harrisonburg, VA died April 3, 2020 at the same place. He was born August 4, 1955 at Meyersdale, PA to Paul H. and Martha Marie (Miller) Yoder. On April 14, 1979 he was married to Miriam Grace Miller, who was born September 7, 1955 and survives.
Surviving are children, Paul J. and Katrina (Martin) Yoder; Amelia Marie and Blake Showalter; and Evan Jay and Kelsey (Miller) Yoder; five grandchildren; and siblings, Nelson and Pat Yoder of Narvon, PA; Michael and Delores Yoder of Grantsville, MD; Ethel and Robert Zook of Allensville, PA; Juanita Jo Yoder of Springs, PA; and Marcella and David Baugh of Lexington, KY.
Two brothers, Jesse Yoder and Sheldon Yoder preceded him in death.
Memorial services were held April 6, 2020 at Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church, Rockingham, VA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder, Roger D.
June 4, 1943 - May 9, 2020
Roger D. Yoder, 76, of Shipshewana, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family at 9:10 pm on Saturday, May 9, at Millers Merry Manor- LaGrange. He was born on June 4, 1943, in Sturgis, MI, to Harry V. and Grace Virginia (Schrock) Yoder. He was married on September 19, 1964 at 8th St., Mennonite Church in Goshen to Marolyn K. Hershberger, she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife are three daughters, Sheila (Andrew) Auter of Gig Harbor, Washington, Shelli (Josh Perry) Yoder of Bloomington, Sharla (Shane) Weldy of Wakarusa; seven grandchildren, Adam, Olivia, Avery, Izzy, Ivy, Eden and Oakley; sister, Shirley J. Miller of Shipshewana; two brothers, Raymond (Jean) Yoder of Auburn, Stanley L. (Barb) Yoder of Angola, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Carolyn J. Waters.
Roger started his working career with his father at Yoder's Shell Station, Shipshewana, where he later became the owner/operator. In 1985 he became a licensed insurance agent and began Yoder Insurance Company, Shipshewana until his retirement in 2010. In his retirement, from 2010 until 2018, he assisted bereaved families at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury. He was a lifetime member of Shore Church where he served as the first church Moderator and also had taught Sunday School. He served on the Shipshewana Town Council for 30 years, 26 of those as the Town Council President. He was a member of the Shipshewana Volunteer Fire Department for 26 years, seven of those years serving as the Fire Chief. He was a charter member of the Shipshewana Lions Club and served his 1W service in Fort Wayne Indiana. He was an avid sports fan and loved following the Chicago Cubs, IU Basketball and the Indianapolis Colts.
Family and friends may gather on Wednesday, May 13 at Shore Church to travel in a funeral procession tribute leaving the church at 11:30 AM and traveling through Shipshewana, pausing at the Wolfe Community Building to pay respect to Roger for his many years of community service. The procession will then continue to the Shipshewana Fire Department where it will then circle back South to make a final pass through town. A public Celebration of Life Service will be scheduled at a later date. Services will be conducted by Pastors Carl Horner and Nic Raber. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Shore Church or Parkview Hospice.
Yoder, Sammie R.
October 25, 1949 - June 14, 2020
Sammie R. Yoder, 70, of Goshen, died at 3:25 pm on Sunday, June 14 at Goshen Health Hospital. He was born on October 25, 1949 in Kidron, OH, to Rudy C. and Martha "Mattie" (Yoder) Yoder. On April 1, 1971 in Tennessee, he married Delila Yoder; she died March 22, 1994. On June 10, 1995 in Goshen, he married Emma Hostetler; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Mattie (Henry) Stoltzfus of Robesonia, PA, Melinda (John) Burkholder of LaGrange; six sons, Andrew (Ruth) Yoder of LaGrange, Chris (Rachel) Yoder of Manassas, VA, Rudy (Christine) Yoder of Goshen, Enos (Rose) Yoder of Sturgis, MI, Moses (Doris) Yoder of Millersburg, Sammie Jr. (Jennifer) Yoder of Elkhart; four step-daughters, Leah (Sam) Yoder of Columbia, KY, Dena Hostetler of Middlebury, Lena Hostetler of Goshen, Emma (Brandon) Hobbs of Indianapolis; two step-sons, Enos (Liz) Hostetler of Goshen, Michael Hostetler of Goshen; 28 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, seven step-grandchildren, two step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, John Yoder, Enos (Carolyn) Yoder both of Goshen; three sisters-in-law, Ada Yoder of Apple Creek, OH, Mary Yoder of Middlebury, Mary Yoder of Colon, MI.
He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; daughter, Susan Yoder; three brothers, Ben Yoder, Ray Yoder, Rudy Jr. Yoder.
Sammie was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church. He was a wood worker and for the last 30 years was a taxi driver for the Amish. He enjoyed fishing and camping with his family.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 pm and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Wednesday, June 17 at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, June 18 also at Fairhaven Mennonite Church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Wilbur Yoder and Phaylon Schrock. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Grace Haven Ministries.
Yoder, Sarah Jane Lambright
May 3, 1931 - June 2, 2020
Sarah Jane Yoder, 89, of LaGrange, died at 9:10 pm, on Tuesday, June 2 at her residence. She was born on May 3, 1931, in Ligonier to Joseph and Barbara (Hochstetler) Lambright. On November 4, 1948 she married Joseph J. Yoder; he died December 23, 1995.
Surviving are six daughters, Emma (Reuben) Brandenberger of LaGrange, Barbara Kay (Henry) Bontrager of LaGrange, Katie Marie (Paul) Brandenberger of Grabill, Fannie Mae (LaVern) Schlabach of Goshen, Susie Ellen (Mervin) Schmucker of Shipshewana, LuElla (Marlin) Bontrager of Topeka; three sons, Joseph, Jr. (Sue Ellen) Yoder of Wolcottville, William (Margaret Ann) Yoder of Woodburn, Freeman (Betty) Yoder of Ligonier; 54 grandchildren, 167 great-grandchildren, five great-great grandchildren; sister, Katie (Bob) Biggs of FL; brother, Ernest (Clara) Lambright of GA; sister-in-law, Sue (Levi) Lambright of Goshen.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter, Mary Margaret Brandenberger; three grandchildren, Marilyn Yoder, Mary Jane Yoder, Clara Yoder; two great-grandchildren, Hannah Yoder, Aaron Joseph Schrock; great-great grandson, Landon Yoder; four sisters, Celesta Mast, Alma Stanbaugh, Susie Yoder and Lydia Mae Miller; brother Levi Lambright.
Sarah was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Viewing will be from 2:30 to 3:00 pm on Wednesday, June 10 at Miller Cemetery, LaGrange. Following the viewing the family requests that the public leave the cemetery to allow the family to hold a private graveside service. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glen Jr. Troyer and the home ministers.
Yoder, Willard Oesch
October 9, 1922 - April 5, 2010
Willard Oesch Yoder, 97, of Topeka died Sunday, April 5. Willard was born on the Yoder family farm near Emma on October 9, 1922 to Perry and Gennette (Oesch) Yoder. He lived all his 97 years in the same family farmhouse. At one time during the 1970s, the Yoder farm was graced with four generations of Yoder's.
Willard was married to his wife of 76 years, Maxine (Yoder) Yoder on June 13, 1943 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Topeka. She survives along with three children, Richard (Sharon) Yoder of Topeka, Elaine (Sam) Miller of Nappanee, and Gary (Carol) Yoder of San Luis Obispo, CA; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
Willard was preceded in death by his parents; his sister, Bernis Wingard and a brother-in-law Harley Wingard.
Willard was a lifelong farmer with a heart for service. As a welder, inventor and craftsman, Willard created many pieces of needed materials over the years to fix, operated and improve the required farm equipment. He was available with a helping hand for a neighbor in need. His servant's heart was also evident by his involvement in the harvest fields of the Lord's work. Willard served his Lord at the Emma Church, where he was a member, teaching adult Sunday school, mentoring youth, and serving on committees to help gather in the harvest for God. Willard was known for his chalk drawing of Bible lessons presented in church and mission settings.
As an architect and builder, Willard volunteered to be part of mission service trips to Kentucky, Tennessee and Jamaica. Willard was missional minded locally and regionally. He served on the boards of Gospel League in Chicago and Faith Mission of Elkhart. He was active in the Mennonite Disaster Service, Youth for Christ of LaGrange County and Hope Rescue Mission of South Bend. He was instrumental in the formation of Habitat for Humanity of LaGrange County. Willard served as a member on the Westview School Board for 16 years. Being a sports fan, Willard enjoyed supporting his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren from the stands. His road trips on his Honda Gold Wing and his scooter were unforgettable. Willard wanted to ride his scooter to the cemetery, but they wouldn't let him. Willard never met a stranger and because of his quick wit and humor, conversation, then laughter, would most certainly follow.
No services are planned at this time. A private burial for family will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-
Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is assisting with arrangements. Memorials may be given to Faith Mission of Elkhart, PO Box 1728, Elkhart, IN 46515 or Northeast Indiana Youth for Christ, PO Box 424, Auburn, IN 46706.
Yoder, William Henry J.
May 13, 1936 - March 24, 2020
William Henry J. Yoder, 83, of Shipshewana, died at 3:15 pm, on Tuesday, March 24 at his residence, following a battle with cancer. He was born on May 13, 1936, in Kokomo to Joseph and Lydia (Yoder) Yoder. On February 20, 1958 he married Esther P. Miller; she died December 20, 2015.
Surviving are four sons, Allen (Evelyn) Yoder of Shipshewana, Norman (Annie) Yoder of Shipshewana, Orley (Dianna) Yoder of Goshen, Leon (SuEllen) Yoder of Middlebury; daughter, Mary Rose Yoder of Shipshewana; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Menno (Mary) Yoder of Goshen, Allen (Clara) Yoder of Jacksonville, FL, Andy (Mary) Yoder of Dalton, OH, Jerry (Alma) Yoder of Jackson, FL; sister, Katie (Robert) Miller of West Union, OH; sister-in-law, Esther Yoder of Sugarcreek, OH.
He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; brother, Chris Yoder and an infant sister.
William Henry was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He was owner/operator of a blacksmith and welding shop. Due to current national health concerns the immediate family will be holding private visitation and funeral services. The community is encouraged to support the family by mailing sympathy cards to them at 1295 N. 850 W., Shipshewana, IN 46565. Services will be conducted by Bishop Homer Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.
Yutzy, Jonas J.
September 9, 1923 - June 7, 2020
Jonas J. Yutzy, age 96 years, 8 months, 29 days. Peacefully passed away June 7, 2020 surrounded by his loving wife and family.
He was born to Jacob and Katie (Troyer) Yutzy on September 9, 1923. He was married to Katie (Whetstone) Miller on January 9, 1988. Lived in matrimony 32 years, she survives, as do 4 stepchildren, Linda (Mario) Quevedo, Paraguay, SA, Leanna (Enoch) Eichorn, London, OH, Ida (Laverne) Miller Hicksville, OH, Roman (Debbie) Miller, Spencerville, IN; 20 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren. He is also survived by 3 sisters, Mary (late Andy) Miller, Fredrickstown, OH, Sarah Yutzy and Katie Yutzy both of Plain City, OH; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 3 sisters, Edna (Dan) Helmuth, Amanda (Ralph) Kramer, Emma Yutzy; and 2 brothers, Gideon and Eli Yutzy; a stepson, Emanuel Miller; a grandson, Elson Quevedo; and granddaughter-in-law, Ellen (Yoder) Eichorn.
Funeral services will be held 10 AM, Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at United Bethel Mennonite Church, 11342 Lafayette-Plain City Rd, Plain City, OH 43064 where visitation will be held 5-8 PM Tuesday June 9, 2020. Burial will follow at Canaan Fellowship Church Cemetery.
Contributions may be made to Loving Care Hospice 779 London Ave, Marysville, OH 43040.
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Zehr, Calvin A.
January 7, 1934 - June 19, 2020
Calvin A. Zehr, 86, of Goshen, died Friday, June 19, 2020, at The Maples.
He was born January 7, 1934 in Lowville, New York to Aaron and Pearl (Reyn) Zehr.
On October 23, 1965 he married Emma Keim in Goshen.
She survives along with a son, David A. (Lynne) Zehr of Goshen; two grandchildren, Elizabeth “Ellie” and Nicholas “Nick”; a sister, Jane (Melvin) Birky of Littleton, Colorado and a brother, Melvin (Norma) Zehr of Lowville, New York.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Hilton Zehr and his wife, Maryhelen and sisters, Vivian Stoffel and her husband, Louis and Mary Lehman and her husband, Addison.
A Goshen resident since 1958, Cal started Zehr Construction in 1968 and retired in 1999.
He was a member of 8th Street Mennonite Church and a 40-year member of Maplecrest Country Club and it’s Monday night league.
Cal served in voluntary service for two years at the Syracuse Hospital in Syracuse, New York. He was a 16-year school board member for the Middlebury Community Schools and volunteered as a construction consultant for AMBS, Mennonite Church USA and for the one room schoolhouse at Bonneyville.
A private graveside service will be held at Pleasant View Cemetery and a memorial service will be held later in the fall.
Memorial donations, in lieu of flowers, may be given to 8th Street Mennonite Church.
Zehr, Ramona M. Lyndaker, 90, of Beaver Falls, Lewis Co., NY died March 1, 2020 at the same place. She was born March 15, 1929 at Croghan, Lewis Co., NY to Reuben and Adah L. (Lehman) Lyndaker. On June 8, 1948 at New Bremen, Lewis Co., NY she was married to Walter E. Zehr, who died May 14, 2005.
Surviving are children, Jay and Joyce Zehr; Gayle and Jay Musser; Vern and Susan Zehr; Roger and Corinne Zehr; and Colin and Patti Zehr; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; and siblings, Muriel Smoker of New Holland, PA; Rhea Hunkins of Lowville; Sharon and Wilbur Moser of Lowville; three sisters-in-law, Nancy Lyndaker of Lowville; and Eydie Lyndaker of Lowville; and Edith Horst of Florida.
Brothers Elwood, Warren, and Kermit Lyndaker; and a sister, LaJune Lehman preceded her in death.
She was a member of First Mennonite Church, New Bremen and was active in the churchâ€™s sewing circle and senior fellowship. She was a past Sunday school teacher and past vacation bible school teacher. After her retirement, Ramona was a volunteer for office of the aging. With a true gift of hospitality, she enjoyed visiting and entertaining her family and friends whether they are close by or from a distance. She also enjoyed reading and baking.
Memorial services were held at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, New Bremen, NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Zimmerman, Barbara H. Martin Reiff
November 6, 1932 - March 24, 2020
Barbara H. Zimmerman, 87, of Leola, passed away on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at home.
She was born in East Earl to the late Isaac C. and Barbara (Horst) Martin and was the wife of David M. Zimmerman with whom she shared 14 years of marriage.
She was a member of Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).
Barbara was a homemaker.
In addition to her husband, Barbara is survived by five sons, Alvin, husband of Minerva (Sensenig) Reiff of Mifflinburg, Isaac, husband of Ruth (Weaver) Reiff of Mifflinburg, Laurence, husband of Alma (Martin) Reiff of Leola, Eli, husband of Kathleen (Martin) Reiff of Mifflinburg, John, husband of Dorcas (Burkholder) Reiff of Leola; five daughters, Laura, wife of John Rissler of Roaring Spring, Esther, wife of Nelson Martin of Greenwich, OH, Ruth Reiff of Ephrata, Barbara, wife of the late Paul Rissler of Shiloh, OH, Annetta, wife of Aaron Eugene Zimmerman of Owen, WI; four step-children; 68 grandchildren; 15 step grandchildren; 126 great-grandchildren; 38 step great-grandchildren; a brother, Isaac Martin; two sisters, Vera Martin, Edna Zimmerman and two sisters-in-law, Ruth Martin, Judy Martin.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Eli E. Reiff, Jr.; four brothers, Lloyd, Raymond, Henry, and Paul Martin, and two sisters, Laura Martin, Mary Shirk.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Ephrata.
Zimmerman, Doris J. Musser
May 28, 1959 - March 14, 2020
Doris J. Zimmerman, 60, of 607 Dwight Rd., Denver, died Saturday, March 14, 2020 at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. Her husband of 39 years, Lewis H. Zimmerman, survives.
Born in Manheim, she was the daughter of the late David S. and V. Mildred (Sensenig) Musser.
Doris served the community as a bus driver for Hinkletown Mennonite School for 23 years. She was also a member of Park View Mennonite Church.
In addition to her husband she is survived by seven children: Justin R. married to Rachel A. (Stuckey) Zimmerman, Denver; Jeremy L. Zimmerman, Terre Hill; Jolynn married to Jason Friesen, Lott, TX; Jordan L. Zimmerman, Marietta; Joshua D. married to Lisa M. (Massey) Zimmerman, Denver, CO; Jevin S. married to Amanda (Pierce) Zimmerman, Lancaster; Jared L. married to Maryann (Bowser) Zimmerman, Hudson, FL; 15 grandchildren and eight siblings: Eugene S. married to Martha Musser, Lititz; Mary Jane married to Arthur Hoover, Blue Ball; David S. Musser, Ephrata; Brenda married to Aaron Burkholder, Lititz; Gerald married to Darla Musser, Ephrata; Merle married to Vera Musser, Ephrata; Wilmer married to Janelle Musser, Ephrata; Joanne married to Ray Martin, Myerstown.
Her funeral will be held on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 10 a.m. at Park View Mennonite Church, 57 E. Church St., Reamstown with Matthew Martin, Wilmer Musser and Steve Martin officiating. Interment will be in Martindale Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Wednesday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements.
Zimmerman, Leah H. Martin
January 7, 1936 - January 30, 2020
Leah H. Zimmerman, 84, of Rutledge, Missouri, passed away at her home on Thursday, January 30, 2020, two months after being diagnosed with a brain tumor.
She was born on January 7, 1936, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Henry W. and Leah Horning Martin.
On November 23, 1957 Leah married Levi N. Zimmerman and they lived in Lebanon County, Pennsylvania for fifteen years before relocating to Rutledge, Missouri, where they farmed for twenty-one years.
In 1994 they moved to Paris, Missouri and lived there until 2011, when they returned to a house on the farm to be close to their family.
Leah was a loving Mother and Grandmother. She had a special love for children and will be remembered by many as a friend who had an open door and a helping hand.
Leah was a member of the Millport Mennonite Church south of Rutledge, Missouri.
Left to cherish his memory are her 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; fifty-three great grandchildren; two brothers, Charles (Laura) Martin of Ephrata, PA, Alvin (Eva) Martin of Rutledge, MO; a sister, Esther (David) High of Denver, PA; a brother-in-law, Clarence Eberly of Reinholds, PA; three sisters-in-law, Anna Mary Martin of East Earl, PA, Mildred Martin of Pine Grove, PA, and Verna Martin of Edina, MO; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.
Leah was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Levi; seven brothers, Howard, Moses, Henry, John, Ira, Paul and Mark Martin; two sisters, Anna Martin and Elsie Eberly; and two grandchildren, Karla and Anthony Zimmerman.
Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2020, at the Millport Mennonite Church, south of Rutledge, Missouri.
Visitation will be Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center, south of Memphis, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery, south of Rutledge, Missouri.
Leah's family request your presence and prayers, no flowers please.
The Doss Funeral Home, of Edina, Missouri, is in charge of arrangements.
Zimmerman, Matthew B.
April 24, 2020 - April 25, 2020
Matthew B. Zimmerman, infant son of Ray Lynn and Susie (Burkholder) Zimmerman, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2020, at UPMC Pinnacle Harrisburg.
In addition to his parents, Matthew is survived by two brothers, Shane Ray Zimmerman, Cordell B. Zimmerman, both at home; paternal grandparents, Ivan N. and Lucy (Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata; maternal grandparents, John Z. and Mabel (Hoover) Burkholder of Leola; paternal great-grandmother, Vera M. Zimmerman of New Holland and maternal great-grandfather, Paul N. Burkholder.
He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandfather, Lloyd H. Zimmerman; paternal great-grandparents, John R. and Nora Martin; maternal great-grandmother, Frances Burkholder and maternal great-grandparents, Ivan and Susie (Groff) Hoover.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Groffdale Frame Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Zimmerman, Mildred H. Wise
June 3, 1972 - June 5, 2020
Mildred H. Zimmerman, 48, of Denver, passed away on Friday, June 5, 2020, at home.
She was born in West Reading to Walter K. and Etta H. (Hoover) Wise of Womelsdorf and was the wife of Gary L. Zimmerman with whom she shared 26 years of marriage.
She was a member of Springville Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).
In addition to her parents and husband, Mildred is survived by seven children, Loretta W., wife of Anthony Hoover of Myerstown, Marilyn W., wife of Russell L. Martin of Fleetwood, Wesley W., husband of Mary E. (Hoover) Zimmerman of Denver, Judith W., Andrew W., Melissa W., and Rachel W. Zimmerman, all at home, and 2 late infants, Jordan and Jolan Zimmerman; three grandchildren, Weston Z. Hoover, Derek Z. Hoover,and Laurel B. Martin; six siblings, Lester H. Wise, husband of Roseann of Romulus, NY, Marlene H., wife of Rufus L. Zimmerman of Manheim, Kenneth H. Wise, husband of Mary Fern of Myerstown, Wilmer H. Wise, husband of Marlene of Womelsdorf, Janice H., wife of Glen Hoover of Myerstown, and Clair H. Wise, husband of Mary Ann of Womelsdorf.
A viewing will be held on Monday, June 8, 2020, from 1 to 3 and 5 - 8 p.m. at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 E. Lexington Road, Lititz. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, June 9, 2020, 8:45 a.m. at the Midway Mennonite Reception Center, with further services at 9:30 a.m., at the Springville Mennonite Church, 580 Springville Road, Ephrata.
Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Zimmerman, Phyllis M. Bare
August 9, 1933 - April 12, 2020
Phyllis M. Zimmerman, 86, of 53 Circle Drive, Lititz, (Brethren Village) passed into eternity on Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.
Born in Upper Leacock Twp., she was the daughter of the late Edwin and Erla (Hess) Bare. Phyllis worked as a Lab Technician for Lancaster Laboratories from 1966-2008. She was a member of the Conestoga Church of the Brethren, Leola where she was a past Deaconess and a Stephen Minister. Phyllis was artistic and enjoyed making church banners.
Phyllis is survived by her loving husband of 67 years Raymond, and she will be lovingly missed by: two daughters, Lee married to Robert Murray of Seattle, WA, Jere married to Dale Zimmerman of Reinholds; a supportive grandmother to four grandchildren, Heather (Will) Song, Erin Murray, Steven (Sarah) Zimmerman, Erika (Eric) Sifford; five great-grandsons, Isaiah, Bruce, Magnus, Nolan, Rodrick; two sisters, Lois married to Eugene Hollinger of Lititz, Anna Bare of Mennonite Home; sister-in-law, Nancy Bare of Woodcrest Villa.
She was preceded in death by: a great-grandchild, Gemma Hope Sifford; and brother, R. Eugene Bare.
Private graveside services for family members will take place in the Bareville Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be published at a later date.
Memorials are welcomed to the Alzheimer's Association, 2595 Interstate Drive, Suite 100, Harrisburg, PA 17110 or Brethren Village Benevolent Fund, 3001 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543. Furman's – Leola
Zimmerman, Robert F.
January 13, 1937 - May 30, 2020
Robert F. Zimmerman, 83, of East Earl, passed away at home on Saturday, May 30, 2020. He was the husband of Vera M. Wenger Zimmerman. They just celebrated their 60thwedding anniversary on May 7th. Born in East Earl, he was the son of the late Noah H. and Sarah L. Fox Zimmerman.
Robert was a retired farmer. He was a member of the Conestoga Valley Mennonite Church.
Surviving besides his wife are six sons, Lewis W. husband of Dorcas Nolt Zimmerman of New Holland, Clinton W. husband of Valerie Shertzer Zimmerman of Penn Yan, NY, Stephen W. husband of Rachel Ebersole Zimmerman of Newport, Kevin W. husband of Rebekah Wine Zimmerman of East Earl, Lawrence W. husband of Judith Wine Zimmerman of Carlisle, and Vernon W. Zimmerman of East Earl; nine daughters, Linda W. wife of J. David Hostetter of New Holland, Rosene W. wife of Lynn Hoover of Kenton, OH, Sharon W. wife of J. Mark Hostetter of Mohnton, Judy W. wife of Elton Horst of East Earl, Carolyn W. wife of Martin L. Hoover of Lebanon, Brenda W Zimmerman of East Earl, Suzanne W. wife of Nevin Martin of Lititz, Elaine W. wife of Michael Wine of Lowville, NY, and Jeanette W. wife of E. Christopher Meck of Earleville, MD; 108 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond F. husband of Marie Zimmerman of Ewing, IL, and George F. husband of Patricia Zimmerman of Denver; and a sister, Ella B. wife of Lewis B. Groff of New Holland.
A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 4, at 10:00 A.M. at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA. Interment in the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home For Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.
Zimmerman, Susanne Z. Nolt
April 24, 1964 - June 17, 2020
Susanne Z. Zimmerman, 56, of New Holland, passed away June 17, 2020 at her home following a 4-year battle with cancer.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of John Jacob Nolt of Ephrata and the late Lena N. (Zimmerman) Nolt. She was married 34 years on May 17 to Bishop Curvin Z. Zimmerman.
Susanne was a homemaker and faithfully served as a bishop's wife for 12 years. She was a member of Pequea Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to her husband and father are 6 children: Philip, married to Janelle (Martin) Zimmerman of Denver, Craig, married to Joanne (Martin) Zimmerman of Morgantown, John Michael, married to Janae (Good) Zimmerman of Narvon, Joseph Merle Zimmerman at home, Anna Maria, married to Jordan Hurst of Richland, and Sara Zimmerman at home; and 9 grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held on Monday, June 22 at 9:30 AM at Pequea Mennonite Church with Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata on Sunday, June 21, 1-4 and 6-8 PM. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
Zoll, Helen Irene Martin
April 15, 1929 - April 28, 2020
Helen Irene Zoll, 91, of Stevens, passed away on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, at Ephrata Manor.
She was born in Farmersville to the late Abel B. and Anna (Hufford) Martin and was the wife of John W. Zoll with whom she shared 70 years of marriage.
She was a member of Metzler Mennonite Church.
Helen was a seamstress. She enjoyed reading, walking, fishing and her dog, Sparky.
In addition to her husband, Helen is survived by two children, David Eugene, husband of Florence (Yousey) Zoll of Stevens, Lydia A., wife of Kenneth Portner of Murrells Inlet, SC; a daughter-in-law, Doloris (Lied) Zoll of Delaware; four siblings, Charles J., husband of the late Joanne (Wise) Martin of Ephrata, Robert H., husband of Naomi (Stolzfus) Martin of Bowmansville, Leroy, husband of Vicki (Geist) Martin of New Holland, Ruth H., wife of Eli B. Stauffer of Narvon; nine grandchildren; twenty-six great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Glenn L. Zoll.
Services will be private at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in the Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Zoll, John W.
April 28, 1930 - June 17, 2020
John W. Zoll, 90, of Stevens, passed away on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, at the home of his son.
He was born in Ephrata to the late Harvey B. and Lena H. (Weber) Zoll and was the husband of the late Helen Irene (Martin) Zoll with whom he shared 70 years of marriage before she passed away on April 28, 2020.
He was a member of Metzler's Mennonite Church.
John was a mason and volunteered in his retirement years at MCC Reuzit furniture store in Ephrata. He enjoyed hunting, puzzles, family gatherings and traveling.
John is survived by two children, David Eugene, husband of Florence (Yousey) Zoll of Stevens, Lydia A, wife of Kenneth Portner of Murrells Inlet, SC; a daughter-in-law, Dolores (Leid) Zoll of Delaware; 9 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and five siblings, Lester W., husband of Dottie (Erb) Zoll of Newmanstown, Betty Jean Martin of Farmersville, L. Arlene, wife of Clarence Martin of Leola, Evelyn, wife of Frank Lengyel of Cleveland, OH, Mabel M., wife of Tom Self of Ephrata.
In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Glenn L. Zoll and 2 sisters, Anna Mae Redcay, Beatrice Zoll.
A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 19, 2020 at 2:00 PM at Metzler Mennonite Cemetery, 515 W. Metzler Road, Ephrata.
If desired, memorial contributions in John's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.