Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1991

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Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 10 - March 5, 1991 page 14.

Fisher, Orlo C., 90, Wellman, Iowa. Born: Aug. 2, 1900, Parnell, Iowa, to Sam S. and Mary Yoder) Fisher. Died: Feb. 4, 1991, Wellman, Iowa. Survivors-children: Robert W., Orlo, Jr., Ruth Fisher; sisters and brothers: Maggie Hochstetler, Fern Troyer, Luetta Johnson, Leonard, Vernon, Waldo. Predeceased by Amanda Kauffman (wife). Funeral: Feb. 6, West Union Mennonite Church by Robert K. Yoder and Sharon Miller. Burial: Eash Cemetery, Sharon Center, Iowa.

Gahman, Harvey S., 83. Born: Sept. 18, 1907, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Abram and Emma (Strouse) Gahman. Died: Dec. 31, 1990, at Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Maggie Derstine; children: Erma Knarr, Harold D.; 6 grandchildren; 2 brothers: Norman, Pierson. Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Deep Run Mennonite Church East by John Ehst and Arnold Roth.

Godshall, Mamie G., 96. Born: Feb. 28, 1894, Montgomery Co., Pa., to Wilson A. and Alice K (Geissinger) Metz. Died: Feb. 3, 1991, at Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Eva Greaser, Anna Landis, Miriam Detwiler, Verna Mae Detweiler, Willard M., Ernest M., Linneaus M., Stanley M.; 26 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Jonathan B. Godshall (husband). Funeral: Feb. 6, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel by Henry L Ruth, Russell M. Detweiler, and Floyd M. Hackman. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Meyers, Mabel M, 91. Born: May 9, 1899, at Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Harvey and Ella (High) Mill. Died: Jan. 26, 1991, of coronary disease. Survivors-children: W. Emerson, Alice Moyer; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandson; brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Walter, Chester, Jane Schmell, Nora Detweiler. Predeceased by Clayton M. Meyers (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 29, Deep Run Mennonite Church East by John Ehst and Arnold Roth.

Miller, Katharine L., 82, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 6, 1908, Archbold, Ohio, to Levi and Anna (Short) Rupp. Died: Feb. 7, 1991, St. Petersburg, Fla. Survivors-husband: Charles L. Miller; stepchildren: Robert, Glen, Marlin, Dale, and Virgil Miller, Lois Short, Ada Brenneman, Marilouise Waidelich, Maurice and Walter Schmucker, Virgie Wyse, Nellie Wyse, Bessie King, Mary Beck, Anna Rose Fuentes, Carol Eddy; 59 stepgrandchildren, 107 step-great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: David P., Sr., Denver, Lucille Rupp, Lydia Juillard. Predeceased by Myron Schmucker (first husband). Funeral: Feb. 11, West Clinton Mennonite Church by Edward Diener, James Roynon, and Walter Stuckey. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Schultz, Ralph R., 64, Souderton, Pa. Born: Mar. 26, 1926, to Russell and Elizabeth (Reiter) Schultz. Died: Feb. 7, 1991, at Sellersville, Pa., of a sudden illness. Survivors-wife: Ruth Benner; sons: Ralph, Philip; brother and sisters: Irwin, Anna Koffel, Sarah Benischeck. Funeral and burial: Feb. 11, Souderton Mennonite Church by Gerald A. Clemmer, Russell B. Musselman, and Douglas Emr.

Troyer, Daniel, 90, Union City, Pa. Born: Aug. 4, 1900, Shickley, Neb., to John and Lucinda (Stutzman) Troyer. Died: Feb. 5, 1991, Union City, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Della Stutzman; children: Laura Lee Martin, Duane, Clifford, Cletus, Norman, Mervin; brother and sister: Vernon, Velma Hostetler. Funeral and burial: Feb. 9, Beaverdam Mennonite Church by Herman F. Myers.

Unternahrer, Katie, 80. Born: May 21, 1910, Cairo, Neb., to Joseph and Jacobine (Roth) Gascho. Died: Dec. 26, 1990. Survivors-husband: Joe Unternahrer; sister and brother: Ida Gascho, Harry. Funeral and burial: Dec. 29, Wood River Mennonite Church by Willis Roth and George Hansen.

Wideman, Leon John, 65. Born: Feb. 2, 1925, Imlay, Mich., to Richard and Louise (Ulrich) Wideman. Died: Dec. 28, 1990, Buffalo, N.Y., of cardiac arrest following knee surgery. Surviving-wife: Marjorie Yoder; children: Mary Lou Regan, John Leon, James Richard, Robert Lynn; sisters: Leona Erb, Arlene Snyder, Clara Dintaman. Funeral: Dec. 31, Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church by Howard Bauman and Roy Walls. Burial: Good Cemetery.

Ziegler, Clarence H., 92. Born: Sept. 7, 1898, Montgomery Co., Pa., to Irwin G. and Ellen (Hagey) Ziegler. Died: Feb. 3, 1991, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Kathryn Bergey, Dorothy Detwiler, Betty Jean Landis, Russell L, Irwin L.; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother and sister: Raymond R., Alice H. Clemens. Predeceased by Lizzie Ruth Landis (first wife), Amelia Myer (second wife), Ella L. Allebach (daughter). Funeral/burial:Feb. 7, Franconia Mennonite Church by Floyd Hackman and Russell Detweiler.


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Allebach, Norman F., 90. Born: May 15, 1900, Silverdale, Pa., to John G. and Lucy (Freed) Allebach. Died: Feb. 13, 1991. Survivors-wife: Stella K. Fulmer; sons: Kenneth F., Lloyd F., Claude F., Darwin F.; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; brothers: Joseph, Paul F. Funeral: Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, Pa. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Danner, David D., 77, Ravenna, Ohio. Born: Nov. 17, 1912, Milford, Neb., to William and Salina (Stutzman) Danner. Died: Oct 6, 1990. Survivors-wife: Neva Stutzman; sons: David W., Robert D.; 7 grandchildren; sister: Sylvia Kuhns. Funeral and burial: Oct 10, Aurora Mennonite Church, by Marlin Birkey.

Detweiler, John B., 89. Born: June 30, 1901, West Liberty, Ohio, to Samuel and Malinda (Cauffman) Detweiler. Died: Feb. 13, 1991, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-children: Gerald, Eugene, Jennita Wright; brothers and sisters: Oren, Chester, Stella Troyer, Mary Yoder. Predeceased by Laura Scheirtz (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 16, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Bob Harnish and Rick Troyer.

Evers, Velma B., 74, Cheraw, Colo. Born: Apr. 23, 1916, to John and Iva Kiser. Died: Dec. 15, 1990, La Junta, Colo. Survivors-daughters: Evelyn Risser, Imogene Plank, Beverly Evers; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brother: Lloyd Kiser. Predeceased by John Evers (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, East Holbrook Mennonite Church, by Darrel Otto.

Gerber, Fairy, 94, Kidron, Ohio. Born: July 8, 1896, Wayne Co., Ohio, to Peter J. and Barbara (Schneck) Amstutz. Died: Feb. 8, 1991, OrrviIle, Ohio. Survivors-children: Dorothy Schrock, Ellis, Ruth, Celia Lehman; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; sisters: Frieda Amstutz, Verda Zuercher. Predeceased by Grover Gerber (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 11, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Frank Sturpe.

Gingerich, Frederick Floyd, 81. Born: Jan. 2, 1910, Versailles, Mo., to Amos and Nannie (Yoder) Gingerich. Died: Feb. 2, 1991, Newton, Kan., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Alice Kauffman; children: Joyce Zuercher, David, Elizabeth Yoder, Daniel, Ruth Penner; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters: Leroy, Truman, Paul, Simon, Clayton, Charity Troyer, Eunice Histand, Lois Bender. Funeral: Feb. 5, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Kenneth Livengood. Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery. Frederick was ordained to the ministry in January 1947 and served pastorates in Chappell, Neb.; Alpha, Minn.; Glenwood Springs, Colo.; and Crystal Springs, Kan.

Kauffman, Pearl S., 79. Born: Dec. 9, 1911, to Eli and Esther (Lapp) Shank. Died: Dec. 6, 1990, at Albany, Ore. Survivors-husband: George Kauffman; children: Jeanie Hershey, Donna Miller, Marian Miller, Sharlene Yordy, Myron; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister and brothers: Ruth Landis, Raymond, Marvin. Funeral: Dec. 10, Lebanon Mennonite Church. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

King, Hubert C., 82. Born: Apr. 16, 1908, Garden City, Mo. Died: Feb. 14, 1991, Gifford, Ill. Survivors-wife: Alice Marie Heiser; children: Martin D., Bonnie K. Mallory; 2 grandchildren; sister: Delia King. Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Millard Osborne and Wayne King.

Correction: In the obituary of Hubert C. King in the Mar. 12 issue, it stated that his wife was a survivor. She is not surviving.

King, Paul P., 91. Born: Dec. 17, 1898, Belleville, Pa., to Rufus and Annie King. Died: Nov. 23, 1990, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Helen Hostetler, Joan Zook; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; sister: Mary Yoder. Predeceased by Mabel King (wife). Funeral: Nov. 25, Kauffman Funeral Home, West Liberty, Ohio. Burial: South Union Church Cemetery.

Long, Henry W., 85. Born: Oct 19, 1905, to George and Hannah (Weber) Long. Died: Jan. 23, 1991, Lehigh Valley Medical Center. Survivors-children: Verna W. Keeler, Paul W.; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brothers: Clayton, Wilmer, George. Predeceased by Eva D. Nace (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 28, Salford Mennonite Church, by Willis A. Miller, John L. Ruth, and Royden A. Landes.

Mosemann, Orpah B., 80. Born: Aug. 27, 1910, Lancaster, Pa., to Harry H. and Cora S. (Becker) Mosemann. Died: Feb. 19, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-sister: Elizabeth B. Mosemann. Funeral: Feb. 21, Parkview Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va., by Owen Burkholder and Shirlee Yoder, and Oct. 22, Gundel Funeral Home, Lancaster, Pa., by Wilbert Lind. Burial: Mellingers Church Cemetery.

Moyer, Anna Mary H., 82. Born: Mar. 3, 1908, Montgomery Co., Pa., to Alvin D. and Lizzie (Houpt) Moyer. Died: Feb. 15, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-sister and brother: Pauline H. Moyer, Floyd H. Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Russell M. Detweiler, Paul M. Lederach, and Floyd M. Hackman.

Nunemaker, Kari Ann, 16. Born: Nov. 2, 1974, Goshen, Ind., to Don and Shirley (Gingerich) Nunemaker. Died: found murdered, Feb. 5, 1991, at Bristol, Ind. Survivors-sister and brother: Wendi, Darin; grandparents: Raymond and Edna Gingerich and Willis and Miriam Nunemaker; great-grandmother, Mary Troyer. Funeral: Feb. 8, Bethany Christian High School, by Samuel J. Troyer and Bill Hooley. Burial: Olive Cemetery.

Otto, Florence, 83. Born: June 3, 1907, Lansdale, Pa., to Mason and Anna Fetterolf. Died: Feb. 12, 1991, Lansdale, Pa., of cardiac arrhythmia. Survivors-brothers and sister: Epentus, Willard, Dorothy Lease. Predeceased by Harry E. Otto (husband). Funeral: Feb. 15, C. Henry Longenecker Funeral Home, by Lowell H. Delp. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery.

Risser, John E., Jr., 85. Born: at Hagerstown, Md., to John David and Susan (Eshelman) Risser. Died: Dec. 31, 1990, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Margaret L. Swartzentruber, Doris A. Rosenberger, Lucille M. Baer, Donald E.; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Ida S. Martin (wife). Funeral and burial: Reiffs Mennonite Church, by Reuben Martin, Daryl Martin, and Earl Miller.

Schwartz, Sally Jean, 14, Kent, Ohio. Born: Nov. 18, 1975, Elkhart, Ind., to James and Gloria (Hunsberger) Schwartz. Died: July 22, 1990, at Akron, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivors-parents; brother and sister: Tom, Sarah; grandparents: Paul and Edna Hunsberger and Elizabeth Schwartz. Funeral and burial: July 24, Aurora Mennonite Church, by Phil Miller and Lawrence Brunk.

Short, Alice Marie, 69. Born: Sept. 7, 1921, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio, to Aaron and Verena (Yost) Short. Died: Feb. 13, 1991, at Toledo, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Joseph Short; sons: Duane, David, Mervin; six grandchildren; brother and sister: Kenneth, Clara Richer. Funeral: Feb. 17, Bancroft Mennonite Church, by Phil Ebersole. Burial: Ottawa Hills Memorial Cemetery.

Slagel, Clara, 88. Born: June 12, 1902, Princeton, Ill., to Joseph and Lydia (Sear) Springer. Died: Feb. 10, 1991, Streator, Ill. Survivors-children: Joe, Mary Bennett; 7 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; sister: Martha Schertz. Predeceased by Willis Slagel (husband) and Richard (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook and Thomas Novy.

Sommerfield, Hattie Elva, 92. Born: Mar. 9, 1898, Canton, Kan., to Henry and Elva (Smith) Sommerfield. Died: Feb. 8, 1991, Hesston, Kan., of a stroke. Survivors-brother and sister: Edwin, Anna Chapple. Funeral: Feb. 11, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Kenneth Livengood. Burial: Spring Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Sutter, Valarie Sue, 30. Born: Nov. 14, 1960, North Bend, Ore. Adopted by Eldon and Mildred (Kuhns) Schrock. Died: Jan. 30, 1991, Sweet Home, Ore. Survivors-parents; children: Loni, Christopher; sisters and brothers: Diane Heath, Debbie Jackson, Jonathan Schrock, Greg France, Jerry France. Funeral: Sweet Home Mennonite Church, by John Willems. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Weidman, Ella H., 97. Born: Feb. 14, 1894, East Hempfield Twp., Pa., to Rohrer and Katie (Hostetler) Stoner. Died: Feb. 1, 1991, at Landisville, Pa. Survivors-children: Frank S., Catherine W. Aument, Helen W. Booth, Erma W. Miller; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; sister: Catherine H. Stoner. Predeceased by Frank G. Weidman (husband). Funeral: Feb. 13, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe N. Sherer and Robert H. Garber. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.


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Beachy, Ezra, 89. Born: July 29, 1901, to Jonas B. and Fannie (Miller) Beachey. Died: Feb. 10, 1991, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Bertha Nohejl; children: Lucille Matthews, Lois Underhill, Bertie Eby, Ruth Wartell; 6 grandchil-dren; sister and brother: Fanny Yoder, Ben. Predeceased by Carol (daughter). Funeral:Feb. 14, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, Goshen, Ind. Ezra was ordained as a minister on Oct 5, 1941, and served Calvary Mennonite Church, Pinckney, Mich. He was ordained as a bishop on Sept. 7, 1952.

Blosser, Roy S., 77. Born: May 7, 1913, Wakarusa, Ind., to Samuel and Maggie (Stichter) Blosser. Died: Feb. 28, 1991, Peoria, Ill., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Lillian Eigsti; children: Keith, James; 2 grandchildren; sis-ters: Martha Blosser, Mabel Miller; half-brother: George Lilly. Predeceased by Joane (daughter). Funeral: Feb. 26, Trinity Menno-nite Church, by Mahlon Miller and Mike Schneider. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery, Tremont, Ill.

Brenneman, Selma, 80. Born: May 3, 1910, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Daniel S. and Leah (Iutzi) Zehr. Died: Feb. 14, 1991, Stratford (Ont.) General Hospital. Survivors-husband: Lorne Brenneman; children: Merle, Joyce, Ronald, Carol, Keith, Kenneth; 27 grandchil-dren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Burkholder, Eva C., 94, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Aug. 19, 1896, Montgomery Co., Pa., to Henry L. and Emmaline (Clemens) Moyer. Died: Feb. 22, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Ruth L. Burkholder, David L., Lois A. Bowman; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by Marion D. Burkholder (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, Pike Mennonite Church, by Charles L. Heatwole and Nelson R Showalter.

Garber, Hildagarde Sina, 80. Born: May 27, 1910, Alpha, Minn., to Martin and Louisa Bramstedt. Died: Feb. 19, 1991, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-husband: Charles Garber; children: Loretta Hertle, Charles J., Janet Whybaucht; 21 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Prede-ceased by Robert Bontrager, Bonnie Evans, Terrance William (children). Funeral: Feb. 21, Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., by Fred Obold and Vernon Lohrentz. Additional ser-vices and burial at Jackson, Minn.

Gillis, Ernest H., 87. Born: June 17, 1903, Chapman, Kan., to Elmer and Anna (Simpson) Gillis. Died: Feb. 22, 1991, Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors-wife: Lilly Esch; children: Eugene, John, Jesse, Jim, Joy Mesdag, Joan Seger; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 26, Swan-Law Cascade Chapel, Colorado Springs, Colo., by Cleon Nyce and Willard Conrad. Burial: Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

Graber, Wilbert H., 68. Born: May 31, 1922, Wayland, Iowa, to John C. and Josephine (Roth) Graber. Died: Feb. 23, 1991, Kalona, Iowa, of a brain tumor. Survivors-wife: Mildred Klopfenstein; children: Elaine Gingerich, Leon, Myron; 6 grandchildren; one brother, six sisters. Funeral: Feb. 26, Washington Men-nonite Church, by Glen Richard and Dean Swartzendruber. Burial: Bethel Cemetery, Wayland, Iowa.

Mick, John R., 69. Born: May 17, 1921, Haledon, N.J., to Walter and Emma (Reid) Mick. Died: Feb. 22, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Naomi C. Nace. Funeral and burial: Feb. 26, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Floyd M. Hackman, Russell M. Detweiler, and Curtis L. Bergey.

Miller, Henry D., 88, Goshen, Ind. Born: Apr. 18, 1902, Holmes Co., Ohio. Died: at Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Waneta Peterson, Harold D., Carrie Louise Lantz Power (adopted); 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchil-dren; sisters: Fannie Schmucker, Mary Bontrager, Katie Miller. Predeceased by Lena Miller (first wife), Dora D. Hostetler (second wife), 3 children. Funeral: Feb. 12, North Go-shen Mennonite Church, by Harvey Chupp and Jerry Wittrig. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

Petersen, James Stanley, 65. Born: May 22, 1925, Independence, Mo., to Frank and Mina (Johnson) Petersen. Died: Jan. 11, 1991, Over-land Park, Kan., of a heart attack and stroke. Survivors-wife: Ferne Saltzman; daughter: Virginia Richardson, one grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 15, Maple Hill Funeral Home, Kansas City, Mo., by Vernon Yoder and Tom Blasco. Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.

Ross, Naomi Esther, 90. Born: Jan. 26, 1901, Elida, Ohio, to Charles and Mary (Brenneman) Breneman. Died: Feb. 12, 1991, Co-lumbiana, Ohio. Survivors-daughter: Carolyn Beck; 8 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Henry D. Ross (husband) and Robert R. (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 14, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry Rohrer and Clarence Mansfield.

Roth, Ruth Kathryn, 76. Born: Oct. 11, 1914, Lebanon, Ore., to Nicholas and Magdalena (Maurer) Leichty. Died: Feb. 20, 1991, South Bend, Ind., of acute leukemia. Survivors-son: Jonathan N.; 2 grandchildren; sisters and brothers: Esther Kropf, Alice Sawatsky, Edna Widmer, Wilma Kanagy, Clarence, Jacob, Wilmer. Predeceased by Urban Glen Roth (husband). Funeral: Feb. 23, Waterford Men-nonite Church, by Roy Hange and Tim Weaver, and in Oregon, Feb. 26. Burial: Willamette Memorial Cemetery.

Schmalz, Genevieve Rose, 52. Born: Oct. 31, 1938, Kansas City, Kan., to Norman and Ethel (Hartzler) Lind. Died: Feb. 10, 1991, Portland, Ore., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Roger Schmalz; son: Jon; sisters and brother: Caro-lyn Hockman, Phyllis Nofziger, Curtis. Fu-neral: Feb. 14, Sweet Home Mennonite Church, by Ralph Myers, Jr., and Lynn Miller. Burial: Willamette Memorial Cemetery.

Shoup, Ada Irene, 81. Born: Sept. 1, 1909, to William F. and Katie (Baumgardner) Shoup.Died: Feb. 22, 1991. Survivors-brothers: Lloyd, Clayton, Orin, Melvin. Funeral and burial: Feb. 25, Longenecker Mennonite Church, by Melvin Leidig and Albert Slabach.

Snyder, Paul D., 72. Born: Oct. 1, 1918, Middlebury, Ind. Died: Feb. 20, 1991, Goshen, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Dor-cas Garber; children: Rolene Gingerich, Ja-nice Monschein, Bonnie Kirkdorffer, Ellen Snyder, Karen Snyder, Ronda Snyder, Peggy Goggins, Jerry, Fred, Charles; sister and brother: Esther Hostetler, Harold. Funeral and burial: Feb. 23, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger, Clara Schumm, and Etril Leinbach.

Steiner, Edwin A., 69, Kidron, Ohio. Born:June 7, 1921, to Amos and Katie (Neuenschwander) Steiner. Died: Feb. 17, 1991. Survivors-wife: Verena Nussbaum; children: Carol Kandel, Roger, Jim, Bev Hochstetler, Diane Raber, and Glenda; 13 grandchildren; sisters: Edna Falb, Elda Neuenschwander, Lydia Gerber, Lina Amstutz. Funeral and burial: Feb. 20, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Weaver, Anna May, 50. Born: Oct. 1, 1940, Lancaster Co., Pa., to George and Mary Horst. Died: Feb. 17, 1991, Manheim, Pa., of stab wounds. Survivors-children: Deborah, Ste-ven, Keith; brother and sisters: Lloyd, Pauline Garber, Mary Sauder. Killed at the same time: R. Clair Weaver (husband) and Kimberly (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 21,Weaverland Mennonite Church, by Ervin Stutzman, Sam Thomas, Donald Good, and Dan and Gina Burkhart.

Weaver, Kimberly Rae, 15. Born: July 18, 1975. Adopted by R. Clair and Anna May Weaver. Died: Feb. 17, 1991, Manheim, Pa., of stab wounds. Survivors-sister and brothers: Deborah, Steven, Keith; paternal great-grandmother: Katie Weaver; paternal grandparents: Raymond and Mabel Weaver; maternal grandmother: Mary Horst. Killed at the same time were her parents. Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, Weaverland Mennonite Church, by Ervin Stutzman, Sam Thomas, Donald Good, and Dan and Gina Burkhart.

Weaver, Raymond Clair, 50. Born: June 5, 1940, Lancaster, Co., Pa., to H. Raymond and Mabel E. (Sauder) Weaver. Died: Feb. 17, 1991, Manheim, Pa., of stab wounds. Survivors-children: Deborah, Steven, Keith; brothers and sisters: Wilmer, Lamar, David, Earl, Joyce Stoner, Janice Horning; grandmother: Katie Weaver. Killed at the same time: Anna May Weaver (wife) and Kimberly Rae (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, Weaverland Mennonite Church, by Ervin Stutzman, Sam Thomas, Donald Good, and Dan and Gina Burkhart.



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Burkholder, Mary Rebecca, 86, Dayton, Va. Born: Sept. 21, 1904, Pleasant Valley, Va., to John Henry and Emma Sarah (Martin) Rodes. Died: Feb. 5, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors- husband: Roy D. Burkholder; children: Grace L. Burkholder, Lavonne M. Simmons, R. Dewitt, Oliver A., Harry R; 4 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter. Funeral: Feb. 7, Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Bridgewater, Va., by Warren C. Showalter. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery.

Byler, Gerald Lynn, 41, Sedona, Ariz. Born: Sept. 9, 1949, Lancaster, Pa., to Chester and Miriam (Smoker) Byler. Died: Feb. 24, 1991, Sedona, Ariz. Survivors-parents; brothers and sister: James, Jason, Jon, Janice Auker. Burial: Feb. 27, Resthaven Cemetery, Glendale, Ariz., by Derrel Chastain. Memorial service: Mar. 1, by Dwight Hunt.

Earnest, Elmer, 87. Born: Nov. 20, 1903, Milford, Neb., to Benjamin and Katie (Roth) Earnest. Died: Feb. 13, 1991, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Elsie Stutzman; children: Arlene Kremer, Ina Rediger, Ruth Leichty, Donald, Ronald; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; twin sister: Alma Stutzman. Funeral: Feb. 15, First Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich and Wilbur Nachtigall. Burial: Memory Gardens Mausoleum, Iowa City, Iowa.

Ebersole, David K., 92. Born: Mar. 1, 1899, Chambersburg, Pa. Died: Mar. 4, 1991, Menno Haven Nursing Home, of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Richard M., Charles M., Lawrence M., Leah M., Helen M., Evelyn M., Katherine M.; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; brother: Samuel K. Predeceased by Annalee E. Martin (wife), Daniel M. (son). Funeral and burial: Mar. 7, Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, by Nelson L. Martin and Robert L. Martin.

Good, Maurice M., 76. Born: July 29, 1914, Lancaster, Pa., to Isaac M. and Anna Mary (Hershey) Good. Survivors-wife: Myrtle Steffy; children: Mildred Steinbaecher, M. Gale, George M.; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Mar. 4, Forest Hills Mennonite Church, by J. Lester Graybill and Mark R. Wenger. Burial: Hershey's Mennonite Cemetery.

Harshbarger, John I., 83. Born: Dec. 28, 1907, Bratton Twp., Pa., to Edward J. and Maude (Miller) Harshbarger. Died: Feb. 28, 1991, Belleville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Helen B. Settle; children: Russell, Marlin, Audrey Stennite, Nancy Yoder, Delmar, Deborah Miller, Larry, Linda Bailey, Carol Gonzalez, Dennis, Rosalie Freed, Thomas; 32 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; sisters and brother: Margaret Yoder, Mary French, Mildred Stayrook, Robert. Funeral: Mar. 3, Mattawana Mennonite Church, by Leon Yoder and Sam Kauffman. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery.


Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon.

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