Gospel Herald Obituaries July, 1991

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Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 27 July 2, 1991 ­ page 14.

Egli, Joseph, 93, Conneautville, Pa. Born: Feb. 1, 1898, Minier, Ill., to C. B. and Emma (Grimm) Egli. Died: April 20, 1991, Conneautville, Pa. survivors - children: Virgil, Gerald, Robert, Burdette, Irwin, Iris Warden, Lorna Chulick; sisters and brothers: Elsie Litwiller, Ida Egli, Emory, Jess, Stanley; 35 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Margaret Reil (first wife), Clara Claypoole (second wife), Cora Maurice (third wife), Clinton (son). Funeral and burial: April 22, Sunnyside Mennonite Church, by Nelson Martin.

Hartzler, John D., 78, Eureka, Ill. Born: Oct. 25, 1912, Garden City, Mo., to Clancy and Mary (Neuenschwander) Hartzler. Died: May 31, 1991, Eureka, Ill. survivors - wife: Edith Mae Schertz; children: Jon D., James H., Jay E., Janice Lambright; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 4, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer, Eldon King, and Paul Sieber.

Henning, Helen Marie, 75, Telford, Pa. Born: April 20, 1916, Telford, Pa., to Edward K. and Miriam S. (Moyer) Moyer Died: June 5, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., following surgery and complications. survivors - children: Lydia M. Clemmer, Paul W., John R., James R., Douglas R.; brother: Edward; 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul S. Henning (husband). Funeral: June 8, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer. Burial: Hatfield Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Kreider, Mary W., 78, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Aug. 5, 1912, Lancaster Co., Pa., to Benjamin and Annie (Witmer) Longenecker. Died: May 22, 1991, Manheim, Pa., of multiple organ failure. survivors - husband: Jacob Kreider; children: Ruth L. Ruhl, Marlin L.; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 25, Goods Mennonite Church, by Russell J. Baer and Nelson Bechtold.

Lederman, Elmer, 83, Spencerville, Ind. Born: Feb. 26, 1908, Grabill, Ind., to Daniel and Katie (Neuhouser) Lederman. Died: June 4, 1991, Spencerville, Ind., of cancer. survivors - son: Donald; sisters and brothers: Evelyn Schmucker, Amanda Rupp, Esther Beck, Glenn, Edgar, David; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edna Yoder (wife). Funeral: June 7, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Doyle Carpenter and Scot Wilson. Burial: Leo Cemetery.

Neff, Ruth L., 92, Ronks, Pa. Born: March 5, 1899, Salisbury Twp., Pa., to Landis and Lizzie (Leaman) Hershey. Died: June 4, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. survivors - children: Clarence R., M. Elizabeth Brubaker, Earl L.; 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Chester S. Neff (husband), Lester H. (son). Funeral: June 7, Nickel Mines Mennonite Church, by Donald Neff, Andrew Troyer, Clair Eby, and Ralph Ginder. Burial: Paradise Mennonite Cemetery.

Paul, John S., 63, Chalfont, Pa. Born: March 21, 1928, Philadelphia, Pa., to Ray S. and Florence (Sharpless) Paul. Died: June 7, 1991, Lansdale, Pa. survivors - wife: Carolyn Miller; stepdaughters: Janet Burgess Ortiz, Judith Burgess Cassidy; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: June 10, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Ray K. Yoder and Duane Bishop. Burial: Sellersville Cemetery.

Rice, Maggie, 88, Plumsteadville, Pa. Born: Bedminster Twp. Pa., to Romanus and Eda (Charles) Erb. Died: May 21, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. survivors - children: Norman, Harold, Robert, Walter, Albert, Margaret Hinkle, Kathryn Rush; brother: Walter; 32 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mahlon M. Rice (husband). Funeral and burial: May 25, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by John Ehst and Arnold Roth.

Slagle, Henry O., 79, Wellman, Iowa. Born: Oct. 24, 1911, Kempton, Ill., to James H. and Fannie Elizabeth (Shantz) Slagle. Died: June 9, 1991, Wellman, Iowa, in his sleep. survivors - wife: Maudie Brenneman; children: Janet Speak, Kenneth, Leonard, Ivan; brothers and sisters: Vernon, Charley, Pearlie Stutzman, Lillie Yutzy; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 11, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston and Sharon Miller.

Snyder, John W., 75, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: March 31, 1916, Baden, Ont., to Dilman and Ida (Weber) Snyder. Died: May 12, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. survivors - wife: Mabel Irene Yoder; children: Paul, James, Keith, Mary Lou Baechler, Nancy Wilhelm; brother and sister: Ralph, Vera Shantz; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 16, Shantz Mennonite Church, by Vernon Zehr, Doris Gascho, and Lester Kehl.


Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 28 July 9, 1991 ­ page 38.

Mishler, John J., 84, Rowe, Ind. Born: Nov. 29, 1906, White Cloud, Mich., to John and Fannie (Kauffman) Mishler. Died: June 9, 1991, LaGrange, Ind. survivors - wife: Edna Zook; children: Richard, Doris Mast, Mary Miller, Marty Bender; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 42 stepgrandchildren, 60 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Dintaman (first wife). Memorial service: June 12, Marion Mennonite Church, by Bradley Miller and Paul Lauver. Burial: Shore Cemetery. He was ordained deacon in 1954.

Reed, John Dewey II, 35, Atlanta, Ga. Born: Jan. 16, 1956, in the Philippines, to John and Dollie Reed. Died: May 9, 1991, in an automobile accident. survivors - wife: Lane'e Kauffman; child: John Dewey III; brothers and sisters: Mike, David, Carol Tomme, Vicki Rogers. Burial: Arlington Cemetery.

Troyer, Katie D., 89, Greentown, Ind. Born: July 3, 1901, Greentown, Ind., to Abraham and Magdalene (Schmucker) Marner. Died: May 28, 1991, Kokomo, Ind., of cancer. survivors - children: Almeda Hooley, Joel, Willard, Miriam Showalter, Omar, Philip; 24 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Martin J. Troyer (husband), Sylvia Roth (daughter). Funeral: June 1, HowardMiami Mennonite Church, by Ernest Graber and Marvin Beachy. Burial: Hochstedler Cemetery.

Wyse, Mabel J., 94, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 31, 1896, Stryker, Ohio, to Jonas and Mary Ann (Beck) Short. Died: June 10, Wauseon, Ohio, of a heart attack. survivors - sons: Mahler, Warren, Marvin S.; brother and sister: Virgil, Ann Wyse; 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph S. Wyse (husband), Junior (son), 2 infant daughters. Funeral and burial: June 13, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, Earl Stuckey, and Walter Stuckey.

Yoder, Dorothea Ann, 23, Walnut Cove, N.C. Born: May 17, 1968, LaJara, Colo., to Allen K. and Madonna Miller. Died: May 26, 1991, Walnut Cove, N.C. survivors - father: Allen K. Yoder; stepmother: Lynn Yoder; sisters and brothers: Margaretha Akers, Allen K., Jr., Denton L. Funeral and burial: May 29, Oak Hill Mennonite Church, by Marlin Yoder and Steve Craver.

Yordy, John, 78, Ashley, Mich. Born: Jan. 13, 1913, Milford, Neb., to David and Sarah (Stauffer) Yordy. Died: May 10, 1991, Lansing, Mich. survivors - wife: Neva Birkey; children: John David, Wilma J. Springer Colter, Wallace E., Carl J.; brothers and sisters: Orvin, Charles, Ada Litwiller, Emerson, Grace Brauher; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: May 12, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Gorden Myer. Burial: Collier Cemetery.


Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 29 July 16, 1991 ­ page 15.

Alderfer, Abram A., 78, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 6, 1912, Mainland, Pa., to Rein A. and Susan (Alderfer) Alderfer. Died: June 9, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. survivors - children: Floyd, Ferrill, Carolyn Glazier; sisters and brothers: Carolyn, Naomi Moyer, Sanford A., Harold A.; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Kulp (wife). Funeral and burial: June 11, Salford Mennonite Church, by Willis A. Miller and John L. Ruth.

Cross, Clara M., 82, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Feb. 28, 1909, LaGrange, Ind., to Rudolph J. and Mary Ann (Yoder) Kaufman. Died: May 5, 1991, Goshen, Ind. survivors - sons: Kenneth, James, Allen; stepdaughter: Amanda Thomas; stepsons: Melvin, Alvin, Mahlon Cross, Jr.; brother and sisters: Melvin, Fannie Bontreger, Betty Miller, Alma Yoder, Sylvia Miller; 9 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 10 stepgreat-grandchildren, one stepgreat-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Mahlon Cross (husband), Sylvia Larimer (daughter), Howard Cross (stepson). Funeral:
May 9, First Mennonite Church, by Harold Yoder and Joe Slabach. Burial: Miller Cemetery.

Fry, Lena, 73, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Oct. 27, 1917, Custer Co., Okla., to Levi J. and Lizzie (Schrock) Stutzman. Died: June 4, 1991, Middlebury, Ind. survivors - husband: Joe A. Fry; sons: Ivan, Wayne, Lloyd; sister and brothers: Gertie Yoder, Jerry, Henry; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral:
June 7, First Mennonite Church, by Harold Yoder and Joe Slabach. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Gehman, Michael Ryan, 9, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 18, 1981, North Penn Hospital, _______, Pa., to Dennis and Sharon (Moyer) Gehman. Died: June 11, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., as a result of a car accident. survivors - parents; sisters: Renee Lynette, Kelly Nichole. Funeral and burial: June 15, Salford Mennonite Church, by Willis A. Miller and John L. Ruth.

Gingerich, Maude Edna, 84, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Aug. 6, 1906, to Simon C. and Mary (Kauffman) Swartzentruber. Died: June 7, 1991, of heart failure. survivors - children: Harold Ray, Daniel E., Beulah Miller, Marianna Miller; sister: Blanche Marner; 20 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Daniel C. Bender (first husband), John W. Gingerich (second husband). Funeral and burial: June 10, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Wayne Bohn and Dean Swartzendruber.

Hershberger, Burdette Curtis, 64, Sleeman, Ont. Born: Nov. 17, 1926, Milford, Neb., to John A. and Susan (Rediger) Hershberger. Died: May 22, 1991, Rainy River, Ont., of Lou Gehrig's disease. survivors - wife: Ada Marie Christner; children: Mary Jill Hershberger, John Douglas, George Anthony; foster children: David, Conrad, and Jewel Elaine Ross; sisters and brothers: Hilda Roth, Elva Troyer, Iola, Albert, Edgar A.; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 25, Sleeman, Ont., by Leroy Yoder, Ottis Yoder, and Paul Stoll. He was ordained to the ministry in 1974, and served as pastor of PointOPines Mennonite Church, International Falls, Minn., and Big Grassy Indian Mission, Morson, Ont.

Jantzi, Marie, 54, Wellesley, Ont. Born: Aug. 14, 1936, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Emmanuel W. and Elizabeth (Steckley) Gerber. Died: May 22, 1991, Stratford, Ont., of an embolism. survivors - husband: Ivan Jantzi; father; children: Ross, Lyle, Maryann, Susan; brothers and sisters: Enos, Arthur, Nicholas, Stanley, David, Kathryn Kuepfer, Amy Kuepfer, Margaret Wagler, Shirley Gerber; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: May 25, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Kuhn, Dorothy E., 80, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Dec. 27, 1910, Nine Points, Pa., to Clarence W. and Bertha V. (McCord) Niblock. Died: June 4, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. survivors - children: Dorothy Singer, Arlene Brandt, James; stepchildren: Arlene Hammil, Doris Seiders, Charles, John, Kenneth Kuhn; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 17 stepgrandchildren, 15 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: James S. Reisinger (first husband), Charles T. Kuhn (second husband). Funeral: June 6, Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, by Richard Frank and Walter Keener. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery.

Leasa, Thelma Frances, 84, Belleville, Pa. Born: Oct. 30, 1906, Garden City, Mo., to Albert B. and Saloma (Zook) Leasa. Died: June 16, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. survivors - sisters and brother: Bertha Stutzman, Lucille Morris, Kenneth. Funeral and burial: June 20, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr.

Martin, Earl L., Sr., 72, Manheim, Pa. Born: Aug. 14, 1918, Sadsbury Twp., Pa., to Samuel and Ada (Martin) Martin. Died: June 18, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. survivors - wife: Anna Shank Witmer; children: Earl L., Jr., Arlan R., Norma White, Martin Hammond, Arlene Martin, Louann Martin, Erma Martin, Revenda Nolt; stepdaughter: Lois Jean Gehman; stepson: J. Robert Witmer; brothers and sister: Ivan, Frank, Raymond, Anna; 14 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Esther Myers (first wife). Funeral and burial: June 21, Hernley Mennonite Church, by Chester I. Kurtz, Paul M. Witmer, H. Howard Witmer, and Ellis D. Leaman.

Miller, Franklin J., 49, Middlebury, Ind. Born: July 21, 1941, Goshen, Ind., to Ernest and Ruth (Mishler) Miller. Died: May 6, 1991, Elkhart, Ind., of an extended illness. survivors - wife: Judy Kennell; children: Jenelle, Tonya, Lori; brothers: Duane, C. Keith. Funeral and burial: May 8, Shore Mennonite Church, by Gail Fisher and Herb Troyer.

Miller, Martha, 74, Middlebury, Ind. Born: July 15, 1916, Haven, Kan., to Noah and Lizzie Ann (Yoder) Chupp. Died: Feb. 4, 1991, Goshen, Ind. survivors - husband: Perry N. Miller; children: Ida Mae Bontrager, Lloyd, Ray, LeRoy; brothers and sisters: Samuel, Joseph, Mary Stutzman, Saloma Bickel; 12 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 7, First Mennonite Church, by Darrell Gascho and David Helmuth. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Musselman, Ella, 92, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Dec. 8, 1898, Harleysville, Pa., to Jonas and Elmira (Shaner) Drissel. Died: May 31, 1991, Souderton, Pa., of cardiac arrythmia. survivors - children: Homer D., Richard D., Stanley D.; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Melvin R. Musselman (husband). Funeral: June 3, 1991, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Willis A. Miller and John L Ruth. Burial: Salford Cemetery.

Saltzman, Orville Glen, 69. Born: July 3, 1921, Shickley, Neb., to Peter and Elizabeth (Reeb) Saltzman. Died: June 19, 1991, Valdosta, Ga., of injuries received in an automobile accident. survivors - children: Aldora Loepp, Glada Stutzman, Mary Jane Stutzman, Velda Nowotny, Joann Mayer, Joy Ahrens, John, Fred, Victor, Ted, Troy, Steve; brothers and sisters: Albert, LaVoy, Esther Yoder, Verna, Beulah Roth; 28 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Fern Grace Roth (wife), Donald, Robert Lou, Hope Smith (children). Funeral and burial: June 22, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Cloy Roth, William Saltzman, and Lloyd Gingerich.


Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 30 July 23, 1991 ­ page 15.

Ebersole, Elva S., 89, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Aug. 9, 1901, Conoy Twp., Pa., to Albert M. and Mary (Kraybill) Stoner. Died: June 8, 1991, Halifax, Pa. survivors - children: David M., J. Delmar, Clara E. Cutman, Lois E. Kelchner, Marianna E. Longenecker, Ruth Zimmerman, Esther Yoder (foster daughter); sister and brothers: Mary S. Good, Menn K., Andrew K; 29 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter W. Ebersole (husband). Funeral and burial: June 12, Good's Mennonite Church, by Russell J. Baer, Steven P. Longenecker, and J. Nelson Bechtold.

Erb, Emma, 90, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Mar. 12, 1901, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Aaron and Susanna (Wagler) Gingerich. Died: June 24, 1991, Nithview Home, of coronary thrombosis. survivors - brother and sister: Isaiah, Lavina Gingerich. Predeceased by: Christian O. Erb (husband). Funeral and burial: June 27, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Gascho, Eva Catherine, 78, Zurich, Ont. Born: Feb. 4, 1913, to Solomon and Leah Baechler. Died: June 4, 1991, London, Ont., of cancer. survivors - husband: Clarence Gascho; daughters: Martha, Eunice Kropf; sisters and brother: Verda Baechler, Gladys Gingerich, Irma Buehler, William; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 8, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Ephraim Gingerich.

Haas, John, 71, Hatfield, Pa. Born: June 22, 1919, Towamencin Twp., Pa., to Fred and Bertha (Markley) Haas. Died: June 6, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. survivors - wife: Mabel Godshall; daughter: Dawn McDermott; brother and sisters: Oscar, Arlene Sell, Bertha; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: June 10, Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, by John M. Miller and Charles Ness.

Hernley, Elam R., 95, Lititz, Pa. Born: May 3, 1896, Lititz, Pa., to Jonas B. and Ella Mary (Risser) Hernley. Died: June 7, 1991, Ephrata, Pa., of heart failure. survivors - children: Elva Ruth Markley, Charles Richard, Marilyn Louise; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel Roth Stouffer (wife). Funeral and burial: June 10, Scottdale Mennonite Church, by John Sharp and Ruth Detweiler.

Kauffman, David J., 87, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Nov. 26, 1903, Yoder, Kan., to Jonas H. and Mary (Petersheim) Kauffman. Died: June 9, 1991, South Hutchinson, Kan., of heart failure. survivors - children: Glen, Raymond, Willis, Betty Bentch, Barbara Hochstetler, Sheryl McMurphy; brothers: Edward, Leroy; 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Headings (wife), Janice Huyard (daughter). Funeral and burial: June 11, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Dan Kauffman.

Kauffman, Roy S., Sr., 75, Belleville, Pa. Born: Sept. 22, 1915, to Levi and Emma (Glick)
Kauffman. Died: June 19, 1991, Valley View Haven. survivors - wife: La Rue Bassinger; children: Raymond, Esther Fisher, Barbara Goss, Judy Goodman, Roy, Jr.; stepchildren: Glen, Burle, Charles, Kenneth Fisher; sister: Edna Hostetler; 25 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Katie Yoder (first wife). Funeral and burial: June 22, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook, Guy Rocker, and Erie Renno.

Kehl, John William, 95, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 25, 1895, Huron Co., Ont., to William and Barbara (Rickert) Kehl. Died: June 22, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. survivors - wife: Stella Witmer; children: Esther Rose Horner, Alice Kehl; 6 grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clifford (son). Funeral and burial: June 26, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen. He was ordained deacon in 1941 and served the First Mennonite Church.

Kreider, Harold A., 71, Marshallville, Ohio. Born: May 29, 1920, Wadsworth, Ohio, to Arthur and Elizabeth (Shoup) Kreider. Died: June 12, Dalton, Ohio, of cancer. survivors - wife: Helen Hartzler; children: Reta McDonald, Lowell, Lyle; sister: Esther Rohrer; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 15, Martins Mennonite Church, by Vincent Frey and Gary Krabill.

Linder, Clara E., 83, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 14, 1907, Louisville, Ohio, to Daniel and Emma (Conrad) Linder. Died: June 27, 1991, Canton, Ohio, of results of a heart attack. survivors - brother: Homer. Funeral and burial: July 1, Beech Mennonite Church, by Paul D. Brunner.

Spurgeon, Robert, Jr., 7, Franconia, Pa. Born: June 27, 1983, Sellersville, Pa., to Robert and Joanne (Derstine) Spurgeon. Died: June 11, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of injuries of being hit by a car. survivors - parents; sister: Regina Rochelle; maternal grandparents: Kenneth and Catherine Hunsberger Derstine; maternal great-grandmother: Mary Derstine; paternal grandmother: Alice Eleanor Cooper. Funeral and burial: June 15, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce.

Stutzman, Elsie Elizabeth, 87. Born: Oct. 21, 1903, Milford, Neb., to Joseph and Fannie (Yordy) Yeackley. Died: June 23, 1991, Milford, Neb., of heart failure. survivors - children:
Merle, Richard, Belva Petersen, Lois Riley, JoAn Stutzman; brother and sisters: George, Emma Roth, Eva Reeb; 19 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bert Stutzman (husband). Funeral and burial: June 26, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by William Saltzman and Lloyd Gingerich.

Yoder, Bertha, 95, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Aug. 18, 1895, Haven, Kan., to Abraham and Eliza (Kauffman) Nissley. Died: June 25, 1991, South Hutchinson, Kan., of heart failure. survivors - children: Harvey, Fred, Lawrence, Edith Classen, Lela Petrie; brother: Eli; 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dan C. Yoder (husband), Daniel Ray (son). Funeral and burial: June 27, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Dan Kauffman.

Yoder, Reuben, 91, East Lynne, Mo. Born: Dec. 19, 1899, East Lynne, Mo., to Noah W. and
Catherine (Hartzler) Yoder. Died: June 10, 1991, Harrisonville, Mo., of heart failure. survivors - wife: Mary Ruth Schrock; children: James L., Reuben Jerald, Donna Yoder; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 13, Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, by Dennis Ernest and James D. Yoder. Burial: Clearfork Cemetery.

Ziegler, Raymond H., 96, Harleysville, Pa. Born: March 25, 1895, Salfordville, Pa., to Irwin G. and Ellen (Hagey) Ziegler. Died: June 8, 1991, Lower Salford Twp., Pa. survivors - children: Arlene C. Ziegler, Mary Jane Moyer; sister: Alice H. Clemens; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sallie L. Clemens (wife). Funeral and burial: June 12, Salford Mennonite Church, by Willis Miller and John Ruth.


Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 31 July 30, 1991 ­ page 15.

Baker, Elvin, 82, Exeland, Wis. Born: Nov. 25, 1908, Woodburn, Iowa, to Shuman and Anna Baker. Died: June 23, 1991, Ladysmith Hospital, of cancer survivors - children: John, Delores Ferr, Mavis Joyner, Jean Knobeck; 18 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brother and sister: Ken, Zelma Veness. Predeceased by: Nellie Villiard (wife). Funeral: June 26, Exeland Mennonite Church, by Elwood Schrock and Larry Hawley. Burial: Windfall Cemetery.

Brunk, Perry Edwin, 59, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: April 11, 1932, Tacoma Park, Md., to Henry Martin, Sr., and Nora Ellen (Kraus) Brunk. Died: July 1, 1991, Augusta County, Va., in a private plane crash. survivors - wife: Fern Maust; children: Sylvia Reece, Randall, Steven, Janette, Christina, Anthony; 3 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Esther Loux, Ellen Griffin, Ruth Hurst, Alma Baer, H. Nelson, Henry, Jr, Joseph. Funeral: July 6, Lehman Auditorium of Eastern Mennonite College, by Shirlee K. Yoder and John R. Martin. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gindlesperger, Henry Merle "Shorty," 73, Johnstown, Pa., Born: Sept. 4, 1917, Johnstown, Pa., to Samuel and Minnie (Kauffman) Gindlesperger. Died: June 30, 1991, Johnstown, Pa. survivors - wife: Virginia Blough; children: Donna Jean Thomas, Dwight, Audrey Yoder, Frank, Darwin, Dwynell Boyer; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; brother: Kenneth. Funeral: July 3, Stahl Mennonite Church, by Mary Grace and Harold Shenk and Marvin Kaufman. Burial: Stahl Mennonite Cemetery.

Kreider, John Franklin, 92. Born: Sept. 12, 1898, Palmyra, Mo., to John M. and Hettie (Buckwalter) Kreider. Died: June 30, 1991, Maple Lawn Nursing Home. survivors - children: Harold, John, Nelson, Wendell, Verna Graybill, Miriam Umble, Kathryn, Ann Zook, Carolyn Kearbey, Hazel Kauffman; 29 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren; sister: Amy Glick. Predeceased by: Mattie Mae Hinkle (wife). Funeral: July 3, Hannibal Mennonite Fellowship, by Robert A. Bixler and Reuben Horst. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Musser, Florence Herr, 91. Born: Oct. 24, 1899, Lancaster Twp., Pa., to Landis B. and Mary Ann Book Herr. Died: June 26, 1991, Manheim Twp., Pa. survivors - husband: Martin S. Musser; children: Rosene Brubaker, Audrey Murray; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 29, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Shelley R. Shellenberger. Burial: Cross Roads Brethren in Christ Cemetery.

Rogers, Ethel Christina Clarke, 88, Carstairs, Alta. Born: Nov. 25, 1902, Somerset
County, England. Died: May 8, 1991, Didsbury, Alta. survivors - children: Cicely Shantz,
Doreen Harder; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Rogers
(husband) and Walter Rogers (son). Funeral: May 11, West Zion Mennonite Church, by
James Miller and Brian Harder. Burial: West Zion Mennonite Cemetery.

Rufenacht, Nettle V. Conrad, 95, Stryker, Ohio. Born: Dec. 29, 1895, Smithville, Ohio, to Peter and Caroline (Gerig) Conrad. Died: June 24, 1991, Archbold, Ohio. survivors - sisters: Marjorie Weldy, Elva Horst. Predeceased by: John E. Rufenacht (husband). Funeral: June 26, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Walter Stuckey and Elwood Graber. Burial: Lockport Cemetery.

Sauder, Mary A., 82, East Earl, Pa. Born: Feb. 24, 1909, New Holland, Pa., to Martin G. and Alice (Sensenig) Sauder. Died: April 11, 1991, Landis Homes, of heart disease. survivors - children: Martin G., Ruth Hollinger, James, Esther Wert, John A., Marian Bauman, Warren R., Wilmer R., Susan E.; 23 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister Edna Martin. Predeceased by: Alvin Sauder (husband). Funeral: April 14, Landis Homes, by Donald Good and Nelson Bowman. Burial: Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Stauffer, Ruth M. Loucks, 95, Elkhart, Ind. Born: May 21, 1896, Olive Twp., Ind. Died: June 24, 1991, Valley View Nursing Center. survivors - children: Bertha Miller, Florence Yoder, Paul; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ivan Stauffer (husband). Funeral: June 26, Rieth, Rohrer, Ehret & Lienhart Funeral Home, by Dale Shenk. Burial:
Olive East Cemetery.

Swank, Jennie Lou, 34, Scottdale, Pa. Born: April 9, 1957, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., to John E. and Mildred E. (Clites) Swank. Died: June 21, 1991, Pittsburgh, Pa., of cancer survivors - one child: Tiffani A.; 2 sisters and 7 brothers. Funeral: June 22, Kingview Mennonite Church, by Linford D. Martin. Burial: Greenlick Cemetery.

Widders, Susan S., 69, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Feb. 20, 1922, Manheim Twp., Pa., to Joseph B. and Anne S. (Stauffer) Widders. Died: June 28, 1991, Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. survivors - brother: Monroe S. Funeral: July 2, Mennonite Home Chapel, by Ralph Ginder, Karl E. Steffy, and John B. Shenk. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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