Gospel Herald Obituaries November, 1991

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Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 44 November 5, 1991 ­ page 14.

Benner, Doris M., 56, Glenwood Springs, Colo. Born: July 15, 1935, Franconia, Pa., to Norman and Ethel (Weaver) Benner. Died: Oct. 4, 1991, Glenwood Springs, Colo., of cancer. survivors - brothers: Kenneth J., Douglas E., N. Dale, Herbert L. Funeral: Oct. 8, Glenwood Mennonite Church, by John Otto and Kenneth Benner. Burial: Rosebud Cemetery.

Bergey, Sallie L., 70. Born: May 25, 1921, Franconia, Pa., to Vincent K. and Maggie M. (Landis) Bergey. Died: Oct. 6, 1991, Souderton, Pa. survivors - brother and sisters: Curtis L., Lizzie L. Guntz, Irene L. Reinford. Funeral and burial: Oct. 10, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Henry L. Ruth, Ben F. Lapp, and Merrill B. Landis.

Boshart, Milton, 87, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Daniel and Magdalena (Schwartzentruber) Boshart. Died: Sept. 24, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. survivors - wife: Lucinda (Mayer) Lebold; children: Rita Horst, Robert, Gary, Stanley Mayer, Ernest Mayer, Floyd Mayer, Marie Huehn; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; sister: Irene Jantzi. Member: St. Agatha Mennonite Church. Predeceased by: Elmina Kropf (first wife), Ben and Floyd (sons).

Boshart, Robert A., 32, Wood River, Neb. Born: May 22, 1959, Grand Island, Neb., to Amos and Loretta (Stutzman) Boshart, Jr. Died: Sept. 14, 1991, Grand Island, Neb. survivors - wife: Karen Heckman; son: Seth; parents: Amos and Loretta Boshart, Jr.; brother and sisters: John, Jolene, Ann Roth; grandparents: Mr. & Mrs. Clarence Stutzman. Funeral and burial: Sept. 18, Wood River Mennonite Church, by George Hansen and Cloy Roth.

Harder, Mary Elizabeth (Shearer), 94. Jackson, Minn. Born: Oct. 19, 1896, Jackson, Minn., to Samuel and Elizabeth (Graybill) Shearer. Died: Oct. 7, 1991, Phoeniz, Ariz. survivors - daughters: Miriam Bowers, Ruth Slagell; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward B. Harder (husband). Funeral: Oct. 9, Glencroft Retirement Community, Glendale, Ariz., by David Mann and Brad Eberly. Burial: Bellview Mausoleum, Ontario, Calif.

Hershberger, John Edward, 66, Kalona, Iowa. Born: June 19, 1925, Wellman, Iowa, to Simon and Barbara (Bender) Hershberger. Died: Oct. 3, 1991, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, of a heart attack. survivors - wife: Leola Yoder; children: Dale, Edward, Clayton, Shirley Yoder; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Glenn, James, Carroll, Paul, Verda Miller, Mary Ellen Miller, Norma Hostetler. Funeral and burial: Oct. 6, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and J. John J. Miller.

Jantzi, Sarah, 91. Born: Wellesley, Ont., to Daniel K. and Magdelina (Erb) Leis. Died: Oct. 2, 1991, Wellesley, Ont. survivors - children: Lloyd, Ralph, Mabel Steckly, Norma Steckly; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Aaron W. Jantzi (husband). Funeral: Maple View Mennonite Church, by Ray Erb.

Mast, William A. "Willie," 83, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: April 3, 1909, Millersburg, Ohio, to Albert and Elizabeth (Mast) Mast. Died: Sept. 19, 1991, Walnut Creek, Ohio. survivors - wife: Amy Troyer; children: Bill Gene, Donna Oswald, Janice Miller; 9 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Evelyn Stutzman, Maxine Crilow, Albert, Jr. Funeral: Sept. 23, Millersburg Mennonite Church, by Robert and Enid Schloneger. Burial: Berlin Cemetery.

Reed, Marna Mae (Ryan), 64, Pueblo, Colo. Born: Sept. 18, 1927, Gering, Neb., to Orie Lee and Bertha (Relph) Ryan. Died: Sept. 29, 1991, Pueblo, Colo., of cancer. survivors - husband: Kent Reed; children: Kent, Jr., Robert W., Kathryn Lake; 5 grandchildren; brother and sisters: James L., Irene Weeks, Velma Yoder. Funeral: Oct. 2, Adrian Comer Garden Chapel, by Gregory A. Sulat and Eugene Schultz. Burial: Imperial Memorial Gardens.

Schrock, Mearl A., 77, Metamora, Ill. Born: Feb. 7, 1914, Lowpoint, Ill., to Joel and Laura (Garber) Schrock. Died: Sept. 8, 1991, Metamora, Ill., of cancer. survivors - wife: Almeda Lasater; children: Merlin, Marvin, Mary Yoder, Marie Selby; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brother and sister: Milton, Esther Schrock. Funeral: Sept. 12, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Roger Hochstetler and Paul Sieber. Burial: StewardHarmony Cemetery.

Schwartzentruber, Allen, 88. Born: March 27, 1903, Petersburg, Ont., to Daniel and Barbara (Erb) Schwartzentruber. Died: Oct. 1, 1991, New Hamburg, Ont. survivors - sons: Vernon, Leonard; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Wagler (wife), Lyle (son).

Titel, Emily (DiPeppino), 66, York, Pa. Born: Nov. 11, 1925, Cleveland, Ohio, to Luigi and Isabella (Medino) DiPeppino. Died: Oct. 7, 1991, York, Pa., of cancer. survivors - husband: Samuel; children: Dale P., Paul P., Isabelle Craul, Illona Miller; 6 grandchildren; brother and sisters: Michael, Anna D. Carter, Rosalie Dork. Funeral: Oct. 12, Workinger Funeral Home, by Warren L. Tyson and David K. Stoltzfus. Burial: Prospect Hill Cemetery.

Wagler, Alfred M., 92, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Feb. 21, 1899, AlsaceLorraine, Germany, to John and Anna Schertz Wagler. Died: Oct. 3, 1991, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. survivors - children: Vada Reimer, Allen, Harold, Willis, Edwin, Delmar; 25 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren; brother: John. Predeceased by: Josephine Isch (wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 5, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Dean Swartzendruber and Robert Wolf.

Yoder, John K., 80, Comins, Mich. Born: Dec. 31, 1910, Oscoda Co., Mich., to Joel S. and Leah (Kauffman) Yoder. Died: Sept. 21, 1991, Fairview, Mich., of Parkinson's disease. survivors - wife: Dorothy Layman; children: Nelson, Roger, Ramona Blouin, Deborah Evans; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; brothers and sisters: Anna Gerber, Mary Hochstedler, Aaron, Joseph. Predeceased by: James Yoder (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 24, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Marvin Troyer and Virgil Hershberger.

Zook, Esther E., 92. Born: July 10, 1899, McVeytown, Pa., to John D. and Nancy B. (Harshberger) Byler. Died: Oct. 3, 1991, Mill Creek, Pa., of cancer. survivors - children: Dorcas Musser, Carol Milder, J. Mark, J. Marvin, Byron C., Omar L., Dale S.; 28 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Harvey Byler, Mary Hartzler, Bennett Byler, Emma Byler. Predeceased by: Chauncey Zook (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 7, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Phil Barr and Paul Bender.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 45 November 12, 1991 ­ pages 13, 14.

Alderfer, Elsie A., 87, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 13, 1903, Franconia Twp., Pa., to Joseph R. and Sallie K. (Alderfer) Landis. Died: Oct. 6, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. survivors - children: Kathryn W. Benner, Gladys W. Neter, Esther W. Landis, Ernest W., Earl L.; 20 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren; Sister: Ella Clemmer. Predeceased by: Howard K. Alderfer (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 10, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce.

Birkey, Manda Mae Stalter, 94, Flanagan, Ill. Born: May 10, 1897, Pike Twp., Ill., to Henry and Mary (Stalter) Stalter. Died: Oct. 1, 1991, Bloomington, Ill. survivors - children: Lowell, Leota Springer, Norma Nafziger, Joan Litwiller, Marie Oyer, Veida Birkey, Carolyn Kutzner; 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren; sisters: Ada Springer, Anna Springer. Predeceased by: Silas Birkey (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 4, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook.

Brilhart, David, Scottdale, 90, Scottdale, Pa. Born: Feb. 15, 1901, Scottdale, Pa., to John A. and Mary Ann (Hummel) Brilhart. Died: Oct. 1, 1991, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. survivors - children: Gene, Bob, Barbara Kozar; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Mabel Nagle (wife). Member: Mennonite Church of Scottdale. Funeral: Oct. 4, Kapr Funeral Home, by John E. Sharp. Burial: Scottdale Cemetery.

Brubacher, Martha E. (Tyson), 89, Petoskey, Mich. Born: Oct. 10, 1901, Wakarusa, Ind., to John and Isadora (Cupp) Tyson. Died: Oct. 5, 1991, Petoskey, Mich. survivors - children: Carol Champion, Dora Reber, Fern Hertzler, Velma Hofmann, Donna Burrows, Sidney; 28 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren; sister: Rosetta Kauffman. Predeceased by: Ezra Brubacher (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 10, Maple River Mennonite Church, by James Gerber.

Buller, Jeff Chris, 69, Kalispell, Mont. Born: Sept. 7, 1921, Richey, Mont., to Chris and Lena Buller. Died: July 29, 1991, Kalispell, Mont., of cancer. survivors - wife: Priscilla Mast; children: Andy, Twila, Lee, Frieda Kauffman, Sarah Gunderson, Lena Dresbach, Ellen Gibson; 15 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Nellie Becker, Henry, Adeline Ost, Melvin. Member: Mountain View Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 2, Johnson Funeral Home, by Dwight E. Hooley. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Collins, Edward Clarence, 86. Born: Oct. 11, 1904, Masontown, Pa., to John and Frances (McCoy) Collins. Died: Sept. 23, 1991, Vinton, Va. survivors - wife: Genevieve M. Collins; children: June Marie Weaver, Robert, Ronald, Marlene Showalter; 17 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; brother: Walter D. Predeceased by: Edith P. Blough (first wife). Funeral: Oakey's Vinton Chapel, by Terry Mabrey and Michael Palmer. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery.

Derksen, Cornelius L., 77, Goessel, Kan. Born: May 6, 1914, Mountain Lake, Minn., to John P. and Helen (Bergman) Derksen. Died: Oct. 5, 1991, Goessel, Kans., of a stroke. survivors - wife: Lydia M. Pankratz; children: Lester, Florence Allmond, Vernelle Koehn, Mildred, LeRoy, Jeanette Nixon; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Peter, Willard, Kathrine, Hilda Curry, Anna Pankratz, Stella. Memorial service: Oct. 9, Hesston InterMennonite Fellowship, by Duane Yoder and Waldo Miller. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Gautsche, Homer C., 89, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Nov. 29, 1901, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Mary Grieser Gautsche. Died: Oct 10, 1991, Archbold, Ohio. survivors - children: Charles, Delila Dilbone, Marilyn Bechtol; foster child: Denny Wood; 13 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; sisters: Louetta Roth, Selma Sauder. Predeceased by: Ilva Wyse (wife). Funeral: Oct. 13, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche, Dale Wyse, and Ross Goldfus. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Hershberger, Bernice L. (Shetler), 60, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: July 6, 1931, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Harry Y. and Stella (Thomas) Shetler. Died: Sept. 25, 1991, Johnstown, Pa., of leukemia. survivors - husband: Boyd T. Hershberger; sister: Lila Harshberger. Funeral and burial: Sept. 28, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Don Sharp and Marvin Kaufman.

Kanagy, Florence Steiner, 88, Orrville, Ohio. Born: March 22, 1903, Wayne County, Ohio, to Daniel T. and Mary (Musser) Steiner. Died: Oct. 10, 1991, Orrville, Ohio. survivors - children: Delight Chupp, Kenneth; foster child: Anna Mae Shindledecker. Predeceased by: Eli Kanagy (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct 13, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest Hershberger and Lester Sutter.

Kauffman, Alden J., 91. Born: May 5, 1900, Belleville, Pa., to John R. and Mattie (Harshbarger) Kauffman. Died: Oct 12, 1991, Belleville, Pa. survivors - children: Glenn D., Virginia Cherry, Betty Yoder, J. Mark, Ina Yoder, Fern Hartzler, Dean, Esther, Dennis, Gary; brothers and sisters: Harvey, Ernest, Donald, Blanche, Grace. Predeceased by: Sadie Hartzler (wife), one daughter and one son. Funeral: Oct. 15, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Robert Hartzler. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Klink, Charles L., 64, Watertown, N.Y. Born: Syracuse, N.Y., to Charles and Clara (Baird) Klink. Died: Sept. 3, 1991, Watertown, N.Y. survivors - wife: Claramae Lehman; children: Ann Herendeen, Paul, Charles Jay; 4 grandchildren; sisters: Grace Petersen, Robyn Scharoun. Funeral and burial: Sept. 7, First Mennonite Church, by Edward Robbins, Jr.

Kratz, Elmer L., 62, Telford, Pa. Born: Nov. 17, 1928, Norristown, Pa., to Theodore and Mary (Leatherman) Kratz. Died: Oct 6, 1991, Telford, Pa. survivors - wife: Mamie Moyer; children: Ruth Baker, Sharon Brunner, Larry, Steven; 4 grandchildren; brother: Horace L. Funeral and burial: Oct 9, Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, by Charles A. Ness and Stanley Godshall.

Marner, Blanche E. Swartzendruber, 89, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Nov. 8, 1901, Johnson County, Iowa, to Simon C. and Mary (Kauffman) Swartzendruber. Died: Oct. 13, 1991, Kalona, Iowa. survivors - children: Doris Swartzendruber, Donald, Gerald, Philip; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dave I. Marner (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct 15, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn.

Martin, Anna Ruth, 75, Landisville, Pa. Born: April 12, 1916, East Lampeter Twp., Pa., to Harvey and Susan Dussinger. Died: Oct. 11, 1991, Landisville, Pa. survivors - husband: Eli S. Martin; children: Larry E., Dona L. Fisher, Nancy R. Martin; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 13, Lititz Mennonite Church, by J. Clair Hollinger and Jacob Frederick. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin, Pearl Hallman, 86. Born: May 30, 1905, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Moses and Minnie (Hertzberger) Hallman. Died: Oct. 2, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. survivors - children: Robert, Shirley, Rita, Bette. Predeceased by: Urias Martin (husband). Member Stirling Ave. Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct 5, Ratz Bechtel Funeral Home, by Paul Martin.

Martin, Vada Catherine (Wenger), 89, Dayton, Va. Born: Nov. 27, 1901, Rockingham County, Va., to Jacob P. and Mary (Heatwole) Wenger. survivors - children: Catherine Martin, Reba Nesselrodt; 4 grandchildren; sisters: Della Kiser, S. Esther Wenger, Effie Sharpes, Martha F. Wenger. Predeceased by: Ammi R. Martin (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 14, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph C. Shank, Edith Shank, and Mike Martin.

Miller, Daniel E., Jr., 67, Wellman, Iowa. Born: Jan. 24, 1924, Wellman, Iowa, to Daniel B. and Fanny (Swartzendruber) Miller. Died: Oct. 11, 1991, Wellman, Iowa. survivors - wife: Leona Roth; children: Rachel Quist, Lyle, Mary Lou Gingerich; 9 grandchildren; brother, sister: D. Max, Olivia Blosser. Funeral and burial: Oct. 14, Wellman Mennonite Church, Daniel R. Johnston.

Miller, Edith T., 81. Born: Oct. 22, 1909, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Samuel and Emma Trauger. Died: Aug. 22, 1991, Lansdale, Pa. survivors - children: Samuel T., Ruth M., Miriam T.; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Lester T., Edna Moyer, Mary Yothers, Carrie Wasser, Emma Miniger. Predeceased by: Henry O. (husband), Alma (daughter). Funeral and burial: Aug. 27, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by Jonathan Schmidt.

Miller, Henry O., 85. Born: July 25, 1905, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Samuel D. and Anna Overholt. Died: June 24, 1991, Lansdale, Pa. survivors - children: Samuel T., Ruth M., Miriam T.; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Edith T. Miller (wife) died Aug. 22, 1991. Predeceased by: Alma (daughter). Funeral and burial: June 28, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by Jonathan Schmidt.

Richer, Lucinda (Aeschliman), 100, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Jan. 12, 1891, Archbold, Ohio, to Theophilus and Fannie (Vonier) Aeschliman. Died: Aug. 24, 1991, Wauseon, Ohio. survivors - children: Harold, Orville, Lucille Gerig; 11 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 18 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Samuel Richer (husband). Funeral: Aug. 27, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Lavon Welty. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Sutter, Ivis C., 69, Middlebury, Ill.* Born: Dec. 16, 1921, Hopedale, Ill. Died: May 13, 1991, Middlebury, Ill. survivors - wife: Joan Zook; children: Kenneth E., James, Robert; 8 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Odella Shank, Hilda Kurtz, Mervin, Eldo. Funeral and burial: May 16, Griner Conservative Mennonite Church, by Robert Riegsecker and Harley Troyer.

*Transcriber's note: Since we are sure that the Griner Church is in Ind. rather than Ill we are thinking that Middlebury is also in Indiana.

Varner, George B., 70, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Oct. 12, 1921, Johnstown, Pa., to Merle and Nancy (Hunt) Varner. Died: Oct 14, 1991, Johnstown, Pa., of a heart attack. survivors - wife: Ethel Sipe; children: Sondra Lee Griffin, Ronald, Kenneth, David; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Raymond Hainsey, Mary Burkhart, Merle, Hazel Pager, Robert. Predeceased by: Sandra Lee Clear (daughter), Jack (son). Funeral: Oct. 17, Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, by Marvin L. Kaufman. Burial: Maple Springs Cemetery.

Weldy, Mary E. (Bleile), 83, Nappanee, Ind. Born: May 16, 1908, Nappanee, Ind., to Ezra and Sarah (Metzler) Bleile. Died: Oct 10, 1991, Goshen, Ind. survivors - children: Esther Stichter, David, Joseph; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Gerald Bleile, John Bleile, Ruth Sherman. Predeceased by: Paul J. (husband), Samuel (son). Funeral: Oct. 13, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Yoder, Francis M., 88, Hesston, Kan. Born: March 14, 1903, to Mose and Magdalene (Plank) Yoder. Died: Oct. 2, 1991, Hesston, Kan. survivors - wife: Dorothy Stutzman; children: Dan, Kenneth; 2 grandchildren. Memorial service and burial: Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by Duane Yoder.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon


Gospel Herald, Volume 84, Number 46 November 19, 1991, page 14

Blosser, Ardith L. Cullar, 60, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Nov. 25, 1930, North Lima, Ohio, to John and Rena (Metzler) Cullar. Died: Oct. 9, 1991, Salem, Ohio, of cancer. survivors - ­ husband: Arthur Blosser; children: Charlene Hedge, Allen, Byron, Robert, David; one grandchild; brothers: John and Harold Cullar. Funeral and burial: Oct. 13, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry D. Rohrer.

Blosser, Mabel (Martin), 97, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Sept. 14, 1894, Harrison Twp., Ind., to Israel and Mary Ann (Kehr) Martin. Died: Oct. 14, 1991, Wakarusa, Ind. survivors - ­ children: Irma Crilow, Verna Gongwer, Lavon, Gerald, Kenneth; 17 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one great-great- grandchild. Predeceased by: Oscar Blosser (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 16, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger.

Coakley, Edith Frances, 83. Born: Aug. 22, 1908, Dayton, Va., to James G. and Annie (Heatwole) Coakley. Died: Oct. 17, 1991, Dayton, Va. survivors - ­ brother and sister: James M., Mary I. Brunk. Funeral: Oct. 20, Dayton Mennonite Church, by John R. Mumaw, Dewitt Heatwole, and Herman Reitz. Burial: Weavers Cemetery.

Glick, Carson, 35, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Sept. 3, 1956, Baie Verte, Newfoundland, to Vernon and Ferne (Pellman) Glick. Died: Sept. 23, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of AIDS. survivors - ­ sister and twin brother: Kristine Thalheimer, Craig E. Funeral and burial: Sept. 28, Akron Mennonite Church, by Urbane Peachey and Beryl Jantzi.

Gross, Joseph L., 87, Doylestown, Pa. Born: June 12, 1904, Fountainville, Pa., to Abram and Sarah Ann (Lapp) Gross. Died: Oct. 5, 1991, Lansdale, Pa., of leukemia. survivors - ­ daughter: Doris Stoltzfus; foster daughter: Laura (Gilmore) Peters; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters: Elizabeth and Priscilla Gross. Predeceased by: Bertha Alderfer (wife). He was ordained Dec. 31, 1935, and pastored Doylestown Mennonite Church, 1935 -1970; ordained as bishop Jan. 18, 1944, Franconia Conference. Funeral and burial: Oct. 9, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Ray K. Yoder.

Hartman, Carol Louise, 40, Wooster, Ohio. Born: March 4, 1951, Lima, Ohio, to Melvin S. and Mabel (Berkshire) Hartman. Died: Aug. 13, 1991, Wooster, Ohio, of cancer. survivors - ­ parents: Melvin S. and Mabel Hartman; brothers and sister: Ronald, Roger, Elaine Swann, Glenda Kazsmer. Funeral: Aug. 16, Salem Mennonite Church, by Fred Augsburger, Terry Brown, and Fremon Mast. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Kennel, Berneice Hooley, 68, Monmouth, Ore. Born: Aug. 8, 1923, Hubbard, Ore., to Alvin and Elsie Hooley. Died: Oct. 15, 1991, Corvallis, Ore. survivors - ­ husband: Earl Kennel; children: Kathleen Schweitzer, Dwight, Ardiss Burch, Robert, John; 12 grandchildren; brother and sister: Ray Hooley, Faye Taylor. Funeral: Oct. 18, Prince of Peace Mennonite Church, by Earl Sheats. Burial: Fir Crest Cemetery.

Siemens, Lois Bernice (Stanton), 75, Duchess, Alta. Born: Jan. 8, 1916, Hubbard, Ore. Died: May 23, 1991. survivors - ­ husband: Cornelius John Siemens; children: David, Jon, Wilda Stauffer, Vi Dafoe, Ethel Sheremeta, Ralph, Glenda Wityshyn, Cheryle Meshen; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 27, Duchess Mennonite Church, by Charles Ramer and Don Gilette.

Slabaugh, Verna V., 75, Topeka, Ind. Born: Oct. 8, 1916, Shipshewana, Ind., to Menno and Dora (Mast) Hooley. survivors - ­ children: Robert, Richard, Ruth Schrock, Rebecca Mejer; 8 grandchildren; brothers: Walter, Lester, and Marion Hooley. Predeceased by: David (husband) and Roger (son). Funeral and burial: Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Gene Troyer.

Steiner, Alvin, 79, Newport News, Va. Born: Nov. 24, 1911, Wayne County, Ohio, to Simon P. and Martha (Amstutz) Steiner. Died: Sept. 28, 1991, Newport News, Va., of cancer. survivors - ­ wife: Ellen Geiser; children: Marlene S. Flanagan, Nevin, Sanford, Wayne, Eldon R., Vilas; 8 grandchildren; brother: Walter. Funeral and burial: Oct. 2, Pike Mennonite Church, by Nelson Showalter and Charles Heatwole.

Weaver, Bessie (Hoover), 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 16, 1911, Goshen, Ind., to Samuel and Lucinda Hoover. Died: Oct. 13, 1991, Goshen, Ind. survivors - ­ husband: Oscar Weaver; children: Deloris Babcock, Truman, Melba Martin, Rodney, Leona Schmucker, Owen, Judith King; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Weldon (son). Funeral and burial: Oct. 16, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger and Clare Schumm.

Yordy, Omer, 81, Chenoa, Ill. Born: Jan. 19, 1910, Waldo Twp., Ill., to Edward and Mary (Beller) Yordy. Died: Oct. 14, 1991, Chenoa, Ill., of a heart attack. survivors - ­ wife: Irene Dellenbach; children: Barbara Harland, Lowell; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; brothers: Gilbert, Clair, Edward J. Funeral and burial: Oct. 17, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook.

Young, Frances, 81, Belleville, Pa. Born: Belleville, Pa., to Oliver and Lydia Zook. Died: Sept. 5, 1991, Lewistown, Pa. survivors - ­ husband: James Young; children: Wilda Kanagy, Wendall; 4 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Alan, Alphie, Martha, and Ella Zook. Funeral: Sept. 8, Rockville Mennonite Church, by David J. Sharp. Burial: Allensville Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ruth Schrock, Indiana


Gospel Herald Volume 84, Number 47 November 26, 1991 ­ pages 14, 15.

Albrecht, Aaron J., 91, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 25, 1899, Milverton, Ont. Died: Oct. 22, 1991, Goshen, Ind. survivors - wife: Kathryn R. Hooley; children: Alfred, Leonard, Willard, Luella Gerig; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brother: Amos; halfbrothers and sisters: Loren, Emanuel, Harry, George, Ervin, Armand, Clara Schlegel, Selina Boshart, Lena Schantz, Eileen Wolner. Funeral: Oct. 25, Forks Mennonite Church, by John Troyer and Eugene Bontrager. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Brenneman, Sadie Alice (Huntsberger), 89, Orrville, Ohio. Born: April 18, 1902, Dalton, Ohio, to Samuel M. and Ida Ellen (Metzler) Huntsberger. Died: Oct. 25, 1991, Orrville, Ohio. survivors - children: Esther Yoder, Mildred Peachey, Paul H. and Alvin H., Jr.; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister: Raymond, John, Paul, Stella Lautenschlager. Predeceased by: Alvin G. Brenneman (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 30, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest Hershberger.

Detweiler, John F., 74, Souderton, Pa. Born: March 30, 1917, New Galina, Pa., to Eli and Stella (Fulmer) Detweiler. Died: Aug. 12, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. survivors - wife: Sallie; children: John, Judy Moyer, Jean, J. Paul, Leona Lightcap, Carol Demacedo, Royden, Nancy Nolan; 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister: Anna Mary. Funeral and burial: Aug. 14, Plains Mennonite Church, by John Stoltzfus and Dennis Moyer.

Esh, Katie Handrich, 93. Born: Jan. 13, 1898, Iowa, to Henry and Elizabeth Lownberg Handrich. Died: Oct. 25, 1991, West Branch, Mich., of heart failure. survivors - brothers and sister: Harvey Handrich, Rueben Handrich, Laura Swartz. Predeceased by: John Esh (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 29, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger and Randy Detweiler.

Frye, Harvey S., 102, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 28, 1889, Emma, Ind. Died: Oct. 23, 1991, Goshen, Ind. survivors - children: Dorothy Roe, E. Jay, Freeman, Ernest, Edward, LeRoy; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; sister: Cassie Miller. Predeceased by: Mary Ann Christner (wife). Funeral: Oct 25, Yoder Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Ind., by Clare Schumm. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Hagey, Katie L. (Clemens), 87, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 19, 1903, Montgomery Co., Pa., to Henry and Lizzie (Landis) Clemens. Died: Oct. 21, 1991, Souderton, Pa. survivors - children: Jonas C., Jean C. Miller, Elizabeth C., Alice C. Gotwals, Eva C. Clemmer; stepchildren: Beatrice F. Ruth, Velma F. Derstine; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; sister: Naomi Ruth. Predeceased by: Jonas G. Hagey (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 24, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst and Curtis L. Bergey.

Kreider, Irvin K., 92, Landisville, Pa. Born: Feb. 5, 1899, East Hempfield Twp., Pa., to Frank N. and Lizzie Ann Kauffman Kreider. Died: Oct. 12, 1991, Lititz, Pa. survivors - children: Roy H., Elizabeth H., Janet H.; 3 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; brother: B. Frank Kreider. Predeceased by: Fannie M. Herr Kreider (wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 16, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Karl E. Steffy, David N. Thomas, John B. Shank, Donald W. Good. He was ordained Aug. 4, 1948, at East Petersburg Mennonite Church and was a pastor 35 years.

Kropf, Melvin D., 73, Waterloo, Ont. Born: July 10, 1918, Ont., to John and Catherine (Brenneman) Kropf. Died: Oct. 24, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. survivors - wife: Martha Adams; children: Brian, Marvin, Murray, Kathy; stepchildren: Jeanette Pride, Linda Schenk, Paula McCarthy, Shawn LaCombe; 14 grandchildren; sisters: Luella Burgetz, Beatrice Cressman, Alice Martin. Predeceased by: Doreen LaCombe (first wife). Funeral and burial: Oct 26, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer, Luther Eberhardt.

Metzler, Isaac John, 95, Lancaster, Pa. Born: March 5, 1896, Salisbury Twp., Pa., to Christian and Mary Hershey Metzler. Died: Oct. 14, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. survivors - wife: Mae Groff; children: Mildred Marshall, Virginia Ebersole, Joyce Petro, Nancy, Orpha Leaman, Ella Jean Kopezynski, Carol Harnish, William Wayne, Harold, Everett, Clair, Elvin, Glenn; 41 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Rhoda Wenger (first wife). Funeral: Oct 18, Landisville Mennonite Church, by Sam Thomas, Robert A. Martin, and Ralph G. Ginder. Burial: Kinzers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Eva R., 61, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: April 28, 1930, Somerset County, Pa., to James F. and Minnie (Wingard) Miller. Died: Oct. 22, 1991, Goshen, Ind., from a brain tumor. survivors - sisters: Louise Gehman, Mary Holsopple, Esther Miller. Funeral: Oct. 26, Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, by Marvin L. Kaufman. Burial: Kaufman Cemetery.

Schlegel, Carolyn L. (Kandel), 33, Shreve, Ohio. Born: Dec. 25, 1957, Orrville, Ohio, to Arthur and Mary (Stauffer) Kandel. Died: Oct. 30, 1991, Shreve, Ohio, of cancer. survivors - husband: Kurt Schlegel; children: Nathan and Juliane; brothers and sisters: Joyce Conley, Karen Youngs, Jerry Kandel, Ron Kandel. Funeral and burial: Nov. 2, Martins Mennonite Church, by Vincent Frey and Gary Krabill.

Schmitt, Beulah Weber, 82, Cambridge, Ont. Born: June 4, 1909, Waterloo, Ont., to Joseph S. and Hannah (Shantz) Weber. Died: Sept. 7, 1991, Cambridge, Ont, of kidney failure. survivors - children: Howard S., Dorothy L. Shantz, Betty S. Martin; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 12, Manheim Mennonite Church, by Eric Remple, James and Helen Reusser, and Howard S. Schmitt (son).

Schmitt, Leona Rosenberger, 81, Cambridge, Ont. Born: March 20, 1910, Guernsey, Sask., to Isaiah and Persida (Shantz) Rosenberger. Died: Oct. 26, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. survivors - husband: Leighton Schmitt; children: Verdella France, Ruby Schmitt; one grandchild; sisters: Mary Kehl, Alda Gascho. Funeral: Oct 29, Fairview Mennonite Home, Cambridge, Ont., by Brice Balmer and Lester Kehl. Burial: First Mennonite Cemetery, Kitchener, Ont.

Showalter, Elizabeth Margaret Heatwole, 86, Waynesboro, Va. Born: Nov. 27, 1904, Augusta County, Va., to Etler F. and Margaret Weaver Heatwole. Died: Sept. 29, 1991, Waynesboro, Va., of myasthenia gravis. survivors - children: Glennys Schrock, Wilma Lee Yoder, Ruth, Louise, Millard, Richard, Marvin, Goldie Huber, Doris Ranck; 18 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Elmer, Roy, Alvin, Galen and Alta Mae Heatwole, Viola Showalter, Florence Smith. Funeral and burial: Oct 2, Springdale Mennonite Church, by Nelson Showalter, John Risser, Charles Heatwole and Lloyd Horst.

Ummel, Maretta, 86, Colorado Springs, Colo. Born: Aug. 31, 1905, Ness County, Kan., to Christian and Ella Mae (Mishler) Ummel. Died: Oct. 25, 1991, Colorado Springs, Colo. survivors - sister: Nellie McNutt. Predeceased by: Eddie Ummel (son). Funeral: Oct. 29, Limon, Colo., by Willard Conrad and Eldo Miller. Burial: Pershing Memorial Cemetery, Limon, Colo.

Young, Amber Leah, 20. Born: March 5, 1971, Grand Island, Neb., to Daymon and Sally Young. Died: Oct 26, 1991, Fort Dodge, Iowa. survivors - parents: Daymon and Sally Young; brothers: Monte and John. Funeral: Oct. 29, Fort Dodge Mennonite Church, by Scott Swartzendruber. Burial: Viewfield Cemetery, South Dakota.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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