Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1991

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Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 39 - October 1, 1991 ­ page 14

Erb, Allen, 79, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 10, 1912, Ontario. Died: Aug. 22, 1991, Corfu, N.Y. Survivors-wife: Laurane Kipfer; children: Mahlon, Larry; 5 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Barbara Schrock, Ruth Albrecht, Edna Slabaugh, Ezra, Joseph. Funeral: Aug. 25, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger, Gerald Mininger, and John H. Shenk. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Graybill, Mildred Resh, 85, Freeport, Ill. Born: July 26, 1906, Osgood, Iowa, to John Martin and Martha (Miller) Resh. Died: Aug. 31, 1991, Freeport, Ill. Survivors-daughter Anna Mae. Memorial service and burial: Sept. 3, Freeport Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt and Paul Sieber.

Horsch, Ervin, 84, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Dec. 28, 1906, Garden City, Mo., to Henry and Katherine Good Horsch. Died: Aug. 28, 1991, Hopedale Hospital. Survivors-wife: Edna Springer; children: Robert D., Loretta Bohlen, Janice K. Litwiller; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters: Lavina Schertz, Katie Kennell, Elsie Birkey. Predeceased by: infant son. Funeral and burial: Aug. 30, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl A. Horner.

Miller, John J., 71, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: Feb. 5, 1920, Aurora, Ohio, to John G. and Niva (Christner) Miller. Died: Aug. 28, 1991, Walnut Creek, Ohio, of a coronary. Survivors-wife: Ruth P. Brubaker; children: Patrick, Martha Weaver, Esther Hofstetter; 6 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: George, Paul, David, Arland, Grace Nussbaum, Hazel Kinzer. Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Salem Mennonite Church, by Melvin D. Leidig, Richard Ross, and Leon Schrock.

Moser, Mary Beth Bowman, 31, Akron, Pa. Born: Feb. 3, 1960, Ephrata, Pa., to Ivan Earl and Irma Ebersole Bowman. Died: Aug. 26, 1991, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-husband: David Moser; brother: David J. Bowman. Funeral and burial: Aug. 30, Akron Mennonite Church, by Urbane Peachey.

Nissley, Helen F., 93. Born: Sept. 22, 1897, Manheim, Pa., to Allen L. and Lizzie Franck Brubaker. Died: Sept. 2, 1991, Manheim, Pa. Survivors-husband: Raymond Nissley; children: Alma Snavely, Elsie, Vernon B., Mervin B.; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Warren E., Charles E., J. Arthur, Fannie Martin, Arlene Mosemann. Funeral and burial: Sept. 7, Good Mennonite Church, by Harold Risser and Russell J. Baer.

Orpin, Ruth Fay (Jantz), 57, Hesston, Kan. Born: Aug. 7, 1933, Hesston, Kan., to Ezra and Ruth Hawkey Jantz. Died: July 28, 1991, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-husband: Clarence Orpin; children: Gary, Charles, Dana, Roger, Mike, Sharon Koehn; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Earl Jantz, Paul Jantz, Neva Hershberger, Nona Snyder. Funeral: July 31, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Ropp, Samuel M., 77, Albany, Ore. Born: Dec. 3, 1913, Albany, Ore., to Daniel and Barbara (Maurer) Ropp. Died: Aug. 18, 1991. Survivors-wife: Verda Kropf; children: Eldon, Letha Roth, Wanda Scheler, Juanita Hooley, Dwight, Dennis; 30 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Aaron, Joseph, Eva Ropp, Anna Mitchell. Predeceased by: Maynerd (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 22, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Roy Hostetler and Clarence Gerig.

Singer, Louise (Vance), 86. Born: 1905, Bluefield, Va., to Steward and Nancy Vance. Died: Aug. 17, 1991, Fountain View Nursing Home, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Clyde Singer; children: Dorothy Hamil, Bennie Ruthford, Dale; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services: Aug. 19, Monbarren Funeral Home, Dalton, Ohio, and Aug. 21, Duxley Mortuary, Bluefield, Va., by Dale Singer (son) and Elmo Steiner. Burial: Grandview Memory Gardens.

Steckley, Reuben, 86, Millbank, Ont. Born: March 22, 1905, Elma Twp., Ont., to Mose and Rachael (Kuepfer) Steckley. Died: Aug. 29, 1991, Stratford, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Clara Schwartzentruber, children: Kenneth, Sharon Scheerer; 2 grandchildren; brother. Solomon. Predeceased by: Eldon (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 1, Maple View Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Steiner, Minnie, 89, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Oct. 1, 1901, Kidron, Ohio, to Caleb and Fannie (Amstutz) Steiner. Died: Sept. 2, 1991, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-children: Florence Mangle, Chester, Lester, Vernon; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren; brother: Phares. Predeceased by: Albert Steiner (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 5, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Melvin Nussbaum.

Woods, Valerie D. Kingsley, 28. Born: July 20, 1963, Moorhead, Minn., to Clair and Dorothy (Erb) Kingsley. Died: Aug. 14, 1991, Cayuna Medical Center, Crosby, Minn., of cancer. Survivors-husband: David J. Woods; Parents; grandparents: Omar and Mary Ann Erb; brother and sister: Amy Waltner, Scott. Funeral: Aug. 17, Casselton Presbyterian Church, by Tom Sahlstrom. Burial: Casselton Cemetery.

Ziegler, William C., 81, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Feb. 10, 1910, Lederach, Pa, to William B. and Lilly (Kulp) Ziegler. Died: Aug. 23, 1991, Grand View Hospital. Survivors-wife: Alice E. Finn; children: Geraldine Hiltebeitel, Marlene Phoenix, Nelda Nase; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; brother and sister Warren, Esther Detweiler. Predeceased by: William, Jr. (infant son). Funeral and burial: Aug, 28, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine, Russell Detweiler, and Henry Ruth.

Transcribed by Dave Hein, Texas


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 40 - October 8, 1991 - page 15.

Beck, Rebecca Ruth, 81, Archbold, Ohio. Born: May 21, 1910, Dayton, Va., to Ernest and Bertie (Brown) Blosser. Died: Sept. 11, 1991, Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home. Survivors-husband: Harold R. Beck; children: Ruthann Stuckey, Thelma Bedford; 5 grandchildren; brother and sister: Charles Blosser, Emma Friesen. Funeral: Sept. 13, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Walter Stuckey. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Bridge, George T., 93, Staunton, Va. Born: Jan. 17, 1898, Augusta Co., Va., to Edward R. and Isabelle (Henderson) Bridge. Died: May 5, 1991, Rockingham Memorial Hospital. Survivors-wife: Eliza M. Bridge; daughter: Ruby B. Harris, 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Vance, Edna Willis, Viola Tisdale. Predeceased by: Bertie Quick (first wife), Shirley Lindamood (daughter). Funeral: May 8, Waynesboro chapel of Etter Funeral Home, by Alvin Graber. Burial: Barren Ridge Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Eicher, Amos Joseph, 94, Fulton County, Ohio. Born: June 15, 1897, Fulton County, Ohio. Died: Sept. 9, 1991, Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors-sister: Clara Short. Predeceased by: Vivian Lenora Stucky (wife). Memorial service: Sept. 13, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Brad Eberly. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery.

Geil, Jacob Clark, 98. Born: Jan. 17, 1893, Rockingham County, Va., to Jacob S. and Minnie (Wenger) Geil. Died: Sept. 11, 1991, Culpeper, Va. Survivors-children: Allen, Jackson, Thomas, Ruth Brown, Laura Cline; 10 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 14, Hopewell Methodist Church, by Patricia Olson. Burial: Lindale Mennonite Cemetery, by Linden M. Wenger.

Hogentogler, Berneda, 84, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Dec. 15, 1906, Columbia, Pa., to Stuart and Elizabeth (Blumenschein) Hogentogler. Died: Sept. 7, 1991, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-brother and sister: Harry, Grace Eck. Funeral: Sept. 10, Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, by Richard L. Schwenkmeyer and J. Elvin Martin. Burial: Concordia Lutheran Cemetery.

Miller, Frank J., 56, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Oct. 20, 1934, Wolcottville, Ind. Died: Sept. 7, 1991, Sturgis, Mich., of accidental drowning. Survivors-wife: Jenny Schoonover; children: Leanne Robinson, Charles, Frank A.; 4 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Lolita Miller, Bernita Hall, Francis Farrell, Fred, Floyd. Memorial service: Sept. 10, Marion Mennonite Church, by Brad Miller and Tim Lichti. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Miller, Katie, 58, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 22, 1932, Middlebury, Ind., to Jacob J. and Fannie (Hershberger) Schrock. Died: Aug. 15, 1991. Survivors-husband: Simon Miller; children: Gloria Miller, Julie Bontrager, Carolyn Mast, Marilyn Bontrager, Cheryl George; brothers and sisters: Lavina Glick, Lydia Gingerich, Pollyana Bontrager, Melvin J. Schrock, Levi Schrock, Menno Schrock; 15 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Karen (daughter). Funeral: Aug. 18, First Mennonite Church of Middlebury, by Steve Thomas and Alpha Miller. Burial: Millers Eight-Square Cemetery.

Moyer, Mahlon L., 64, Frederick, Pa. Born: April 4, 1927, Franconia, Pa., to Nelson A. and Emma Moyer. Died: Sept. 4, 1991, Bryn Mawr, Pa. Survivors-wife: Grace M. Godshall; children: Larry G., Philip K., Carol A. Godshall, Marlene F. Frankenfield; 13 grandchildren; brothers and sister: Bessie Landes, Wellington, Nevin, Nelson. Funeral and burial: Sept. 8, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Russell M. Detweiler and Ben F. Lapp.

Pratt, Richard Rollin, Jr., 5 months, Tucson, Ariz. Born: March 19, 1991, Tucson, Ariz., to Rollin and Elsa Pratt. Died: Aug. 26, 1991, Tucson, Ariz. Survivors-parents; brother and sister: Ralph, Celina. Funeral: Aug. 29, Shalom Mennonite Fellowship, by Henry P. Yoder. Burial: South Lawn Cemetery.

Yothers, Isaac W., 74, Telford, Pa. Born: Oct. 31, 1916, Hilltown, Pa., to Abram K. and Annie (Rice) Yothers. Died: Sept. 6, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-wife: Mildred A. Hallman; children: Dottie Sell, Gladys M. Benner, Shirley Yothers, Brenda S. Myers, Willard H., Jay B.; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Henry R, Warren R., Mamie Allebach, Bessie Landis, Anna Mae Yoder, Florence Hunsberger, Ruth Moyer, Naomi Martin, Elsie Moyer, Marian Zischang, Erma Kulp. Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk and Robert L. Shreiner.

Zook, Anna M., 89. Born: April 14, 1902, Allensville, Pa., to Joshua B. and Mary Ellen (Zook) Zook. Died: Sept. 10, 1991, Valley View Haven. Survivors-sisters: Catherine E. Yoder, Fannie Zook. Funeral and burial: Sept. 13, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Paul Bender and Phil Barr.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon.


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 41 - October 15, 1991 - page 15.

Brilhart, Anna (Harshberger), 89, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 1, 1902, Somerset County, Pa., to John F. and Jessie (Kaufman) Harshberger. Died: Sept. 13, 1991, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Donald E., RuthAnn Peachey; 2 grandchildren; half sister: Mary Harshberger. Predeceased by: J. Frank (husband) and an infant son. Funeral: Goshen, by Nancy Kauffman and Edwin Alderfer; Sept 17, Scottdale, (Pa.) Mennonite Church, by John Sharp. Burial: Scottdale Cemetery.

Bleile, Paul E., 84, Elkhart, Ind. Born: Nov. 19, 1906, Kosciusko Co., Ind. Died: Sept. 14, 1991, at home. Survivors-wife: Erma Weldy; children: Naomi Edmiston, Jan, Marlyn; brothers and sisters: John, Gerald, Mary Weldy, Ruth Sherman; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 17, Retih, Rohrer, Ehret and Lienhart Funeral Home, by Sam Troyer and E. Wayne Speicher. Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

Gahman, Maggie (Derstine), 85, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Dec. 23, 1905, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to John and Lydia (Mill) Derstine. Died: Aug. 31, 1991, Franconia, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Harold D., Erma Knarr; 6 grandchildren; brother and sister: Howard, Naomi Gahman. Predeceased by: Harvey S. (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 3, Deep Run Mennonite Church, by Arnold C. Roth.

Hartman, Lena Good, 93, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 10, 1898, Rockingham Co., Va., to Gabriel H. and Annie Susan Heatwole Good. Died: Sept. 16, 1991, at home. Survivors-children: Geraldine Ebersole, Evelyn Wenger, Brownie Bumbaugh, Rhea, Dwight, Ewell; 21 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Wilmer S. Good, Robert L. Good,
Mary Gingerich, Fannie E. Good. Predeceased by: Dan (husband), Raymond and Ralph (sons). Funeral: Sept. 18, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen Burkholder, Harold Eshleman, and Myron Ebersole. Burial: Weavers Cemetery.

Hartzler, Ada Pearl Schrock, 93, Wellman, Iowa. Born: Dec. 12, 1897, Garden City, Mo., to David M. and Susanna Diener Schrock. Died: Sept 14, 1991, Parkview Home, Wayland, Iowa. Survivors-children: LaVerne Wolfer, Orpha Yoder, Victor, Dale, Orval, Robert; 18 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Lawrence Schrock, Mary Schrock, Florence Yoder. Predeceased by: Jesse D. (husband), Maurice (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 17, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston and Dean Swartzendruber.

Hatab, Samuel, stillborn, Sept. 10, 1991, Boise, Idaho, to Paul and Christine Ziemann Hatab. Survivors-parents; sister: Jemma. Funeral: Sept. 15, Hyde Park Mennonite Church, by Larry Hauder.

Lange, Mark, 76. Born: March 26, 1915, Olingo, Russia. Died: Sept. 10, 1991. Survivors-wife: Frieda; son: Mark, Jr.; 2 grandchildren; brothers: Elmer, Roland. Funeral: Craciun Funeral Homes, by Leo Miller and David Orr. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

Osborne, Eric Alan, 29, Lanesville, W.Va. Born: July 21, 1962, Lebanon, Ore., to Millard and Joyce Nyce Osborne. Died: Sept. 11, 1991, Lanesville, W.Va., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Naomi Miller; brothers and sisters: Myrna Lapres, Maylin Wakefield, Joanna Masingila; grandfather: Wynne J. Nyce. Funeral: Sept. 14, Harmon Church of the Brethren, by Woodie Sites and Joe Mininger. Burial: Lanesville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Sauder, Clayton W., 88, Lititz, Pa. Born: Feb. 22, 1903, Earl Twp., Pa., to Franklin and Susan Weaver Sauder. Died: Sept. 16, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Roy K., F. Lester, Jay Lloyd, Ruth K. Sauder, Elva M. Moyer; 11 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; brother and sister: Raymond W., Ella W. Predeceased by: Lillian Mae Kreider (wife). Funeral: Sept. 20, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin and Wilbert Lind. Burial: Martindale Mennonite Cemetery.

Shantz, Lorne, 85, Baden, Ont. Born: March 11, 1906, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to David and Saloma (Schmitt) Shantz. Died: Aug. 7, 1991, Baden, Ont., from an automobile accident. Survivors-wife: Ada Wismer; children: Ralph, Marilyn Martin, Clare, Harold, Doreen; 10 grandchildren; brother and sister: Stanley, Ilene Burkhardt. Funeral and burial: Aug. 11, Shantz Mennonite Church, by Doris Gascho and Jim Loepp Thiessen.

Siegrist, Harvey S., 92, Manheim, Pa. Born: Oct. 10, 1898, Manheim, Pa., to John M. and Anna Shreiner Siegrist. Died: Sept. 9, 1991, Lancaster Mennonite Home. Survivors-wife: Ada C. Stehman; children: Roy S., Earl S., Jay M., Dorothy M. Wenger, Esther M. Smith; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; brother and sisters: John, Barbara Mohler, Clara Landis. Funeral: Sept. 13, Chapel-Lancaster Mennonite Home, by Thomas Horst and George M. Hurst. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Speigle, Paul O., 75, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Dec. 21, 1915, Jenners Twp., Pa., to Lawrence and Sadie (Blough) Speigle. Died: Sept. 18, 1991, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-wife: LaVerne (Cable) Speigle; children: Lois Spory, Pauline Kauffman, Dorcas Greene, Betty Lou Rish; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister: Erma Hostetler; half-brothers and sister: Don and Dalton Speigle, Twila Ogburn. Predeceased by: Wilma Thomas (first wife). Funeral: Sept. 21, Blough Mennonite Church, by Richard Mininger and Elvin Holsopple. Burial: Thomas Mennonite Cemetery.

Thomas, Don, 69, Twinsburg, Ohio. Born: Oct. 21, 1921, Davidsville, Pa., to Edgar and Bertha (Hershberger) Thomas. Died: Aug. 30, 1991, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Thelma; children: Larry, Roger, Rohn, Shirley Coblentz, Sharon Nickless, Karen Ruff; 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; father: Edgar; brothers: Alton, Nevin. Funeral: Sept 3, Friendship Mennonite Church, by Leo Miller. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery.

Wert, Paul Musser, 86, Leola, Pa. Born: Oct. 14, 1904, McAlistersville, Pa., to Henry W. and Katie (Musser) Wert. Died: Aug. 22, 1991, Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-wife: Mary Graybill; children: Marlin, Charles, Roy, Esther Clymer, Melvin; brothers and sister: Boyd, Jacob, Earl, Anna Zendt. Funeral and burial: New Holland Mennonite Church, by Clyde Kratz and Daniel King.

Widmer, Beulah, 72, Woodburn, Ore. Born: Nov. 28, 1918, Albany, Ore., to Chris and Mary Roth. Died: Sept. 7, 1991, Tualatin, Ore. Survivors-husband: Urbane Widmer; children: Arlen "Woody," Darlene Kauffman, Charlotte Everts, LaVonne Schroeder; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; sisters: Gladys Stutzman, Violet Schrock, Grace Headings, Della Steckly, Mildred Steckly, Marion Mitchell, Florence McTimmonds. Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Zion Mennonite Church, by Richard Stoltzfus.

Zimmerman, Vernon R., 71, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: June 19, 1920, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., to Moses and Amanda Rutt Zimmerman. Died: Sept. 2, 1991, Potter Co., Pa. Survivors-wife: Mary Jane Kready; children: Nancy Garber, Grace Erb, Lois Good, Veronica Ranck, Ruth Martin, Clair Zimmerman; 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sisters: Alta Peterson, Ruth Hershey. Funeral and burial: Sept 6, Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, by Richard H. Frank, Walter Keener, and James Rhen.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon.


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 42 - October 22, 1991 - page 15.

Clemmer, Lester M., 86, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Oct. 12, 1904, Souderton, Pa., to Michael R. and Lizzie (Moyer) Clemmer. Died: Sept. 15, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Martha M. Derstine; children: Susan C. Steiner, James D. Clemmer; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren; sister: Esther M. Musselman. Funeral and burial: Sept. 18, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven Nyce.

Gelb, Phillip S., 71, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Feb. 21, 1920, Minneapolis, Minn. Died: Sept. 23, 1991, Sarasota, Fla. Member: Bahia Vista Mennonite Church. Survivors-wife: Patricia; sister: Lorraine Winnick; Cremated.

Gingerich, Dorothy Kathleen (Shantz), 63, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Nov. 18, 1927, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Henry and Barbara (Bender) Shantz. Died: Sept. 16, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-husband: Melvin Gingerich; children: Robert, Wayne, Sharon Leis, Bruce, Kathleen Dow, Sandra Scheerer; 14 grandchildren; sister: Lillian Schmitt. Funeral and burial: Sept 19, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Ingrid Loepp Thiessen and Fred Lichti.

Hartzler, J. T., 66, Harrisonville, Mo. Born: Feb. 6, 1925, Harrisonville, Mo., to Clarence Vernon and Nellie Elizabeth (Yoder) Hartzler. Died: Sept 22, 1991, Harrisonville, Mo. Survivors-wife: Martha Reesor; children: John, Charles, Harold, Marilyn Bates; 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Mary Kathryn Yoder, Ethel Hartzler, Evelyn Smith, Esther Hartzler, Helen Kenagy. Funeral: Sept. 25, Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, by Dennis Ernest. Burial: Clearfork Cemetery.

Hartzler, Lloyd D., 77, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: June 15, 1914, Logan County, Ohio, to Jesse and Lydia Diener Hartzler. Died: Sept. 19, 1991, Bellefontaine, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Geneva Yoder; children: Donald R, Larry D., Priscilla Ann Moffitt, Nancy Lou Holliday; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren; brother: John C. Funeral: Sept 22, South Union Mennonite Church, by Lynn Miller and Randy Reminder. Burial: Yoder Cemetery.

Jeschke, Charmaine Shidler, 62, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 11, 1929, Chicago, Ill., to Earl David and Clara Nell Shidler. Died: Sept. 15, 1991, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Marlin Jeschke; children: Eric, David, and Margaret. Funeral: Sept. 19, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Johnson, Viola Marion Yoder, 79, Pinto, Md. Born: Nov. 16, 1911, Pinto, Md., to Norman S. and Anne Mae Yoder. Died: Sept 24, 1991, Allison Park, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-daughter: Carol Jean Hinds; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Eva Barton, Sue Collins, Norman Yoder. Funeral and burial: Sept., 27, Pinto Mennonite Church, by Roy Bender.

Miller, Perry J., 72, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Jan. 25, 1919, Goshen, Ind., to Jonas and Anna (Chupp) Miller. Died: Sept. 9, 1991, Middlebury, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Fannie Bontrager; children: Virginia Yoder, Judy Hogendobler, Phyllis Dozier, Kathy Clark; step-children: Nelson, Delbert, LaVerne Miller, Verba DeMauro; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren; brothers and sisters: Susie Mullet, Mattie Chupp, Jacob, Daniel. Predeceased by: Florence Marks (first wife). Funeral: Sept. 12, First Mennonite Church, by Ted Eash and David Helmuth. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery.

Nesselrodt, Tressie Elda, 78. Born: Oct. 9, 1912, Fort Seybert, W.Va., to Cyrus and Virginia (Nesselrodt) Mitchell. Died: Sept. 24, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: C. Mae Dove, Kathyrn Beck, Helen Minnick, Carolyn Rothwell, V.W. Bill, David, Lowell, Jarrett, Stephen; 22 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; sisters: Nellie Guthrie, Cleta Emswiler, Mabel Alger. Predeceased by: Homer William Nesselrodt (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept 27, Trissels Mennonite Church, by Stanley R. Freed and Earl Delp.

Rutt, Edna N., 66, New Holland, Pa. Born: Nov. 19, 1924, Brecknock Twp., Pa., to Israel B. and Anna Newswanger Bowman. Died: Sept 22, 1991, New Holland, Pa. Survivors-husband: Phares B. Rutt; children: June E. Stauffer, Ruth Ann Stoltzfus, Ray H. Rutt, Merle N. Rutt; 12 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; brother: Harvey N. Bowman. Funeral and burial: Sept. 25, New Holland Mennonite Church, by Clyde G. Kratz and Frank E. Shirk.

Showalter, Dorothy Suter, 61, Rockingham County, Va. Born: March 5, 1930, Rockingham County, Va., to C. Justus and Della Weaver Suter. Died: Aug. 18, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-husband: Melvin E. Showalter; children: Dale A., Marilyn S. Golladay; 2 grandchildren; brother: Donald Suter. Funeral: Aug. 21, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Sam Janzen, Wayne North, and Steve Yoder. Burial: Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Smith, William D., Jr., 44, Medway, Ohio. Born: Dec. 8, 1946, Troy, Ohio, to William D. and Gladys Perkins Smith. Died: July 18, 1991, Medway, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Cathy Diller Smith; children: John, David, Brian; one grandchild. Funeral: July 22, New Carlisle, Ohio, by Paul Conrad. Burial: Donnelsville Cemetery.

Stehman, Tobias C., 85, Lancaster, Pa. Born: May 23, 1906, to Henry and Adaline (Charles) Stehman. Died: Aug. 22, 1991. Survivors-children: Florence Harnish, Miriam Kauffman, Dorothy Landis; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 26, New Danville Mennonite Church, by David N. Thomas, Jay C. Garber, and Mervin S. Stoltzfus.

Whisler, Walter D., 64, Hanover, Pa. Born: April 15, 1927, Hanover, Pa., to Walter A. and Lottie Keagy Whisler. Died: Aug. 8, 1991, Hanover, Pa., of a coronary thrombosis. Survivors-wife: Sadie Bair; children: Glendon E., Anita E.; one grandchild; sister: Lois E. Whisler. Funeral: Aug. 12, Bairs Mennonite Church, by James A. Burkholder and Richard Shaffer. Burial: York Road Cemetery.

Williams, Green B., 76. Born: Aug. 20, 1915, Ary, Ky., to Fernanda and Mary (Young) Williams. Died: Sept. 18, 1991, Ary, Ky., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Oma Conway; children: Raymond, Roy, George, Keith, Letha Terry, Velda Boggs, Bonnie Combs, Mary Fugate, Betty Terry, Reva Coe, Dorothy Ritchie, Norma Sculley, Pamela Southwood, Sharon Hayes; 46 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters: Monroe, Zola Young, Effie Stewart, Sadie Worthington, Pearl Grigsby, Goldie Watkins. Funeral: Sept. 21, Glen Maggard Memorial Chapel, by Orlo J. Fisher. Burial: Conway Family Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon.


Gospel Herald - Volume 84, Number 43 - October 29, 1991 - page 13.

Cressman, Mabel (Groff), 89, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 3, 1902, Waterloo, Ont., to Amos and Mary Ann (Shantz) Groff. Died: Sept. 20, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-son: Donald; 3 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild; sister: Reta. Predeceased by: Simeon Cressman (husband). Funeral: Sept. 23, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher and Rufus Jutzi. Burial: Hagey Cemetery.

Culham, Ruth Marie (Salzman), 65. Born: Aug. 15, 1925, Kitchener, Ont., to Joseph and Mabel (Shantz) Salzman. Died: July 18, 1991, Cambridge, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-husband: William C. Culham; brothers and sister: Cliff, Marcel, Gladys Ramsyer. Funeral: July 21, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Shantz Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Detweiler, James Richard C., 66, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Sept. 26, 1924, Souderton, Pa., to Elmer M. and Lillian (Clemmer) Detweiler. Died: Sept. 23, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Mary Jane Rudy; children: Donna Louise Books, Ann Elizabeth Leichty, John R.; 6 grandchildren; brother and sister: Betty R. King, Robert. Funeral and burial: Sept. 27, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer, Willis A. Miller, Paul Lederach, Myron Augsburger, Don Jacobs, Paul Landis, James Longacre, and Donella Clemens.
He was pastor of Perkasie Mennonite Church, 1949-1963, and Souderton Mennonite Church, 1967-1980.

Gerber, Doris (Schrock), 64, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: Sept. 23, 1927, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to J. Albert and Ruth (Mast) Schrock. Died: Sept. 27, 1991, Canton, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Harry Gerber, Jr.; children: Randy, Elaine Starner, Kathy Schlabach, Vicki Van Natta; 8 grandchildren; brother and sisters: Dale, Carolyn Mast, Lucie Nofziger. Funeral and burial: Sept. 30, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Hallman, Jacob, 78, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Sept. 30, 1912, Petersburg, Ont., to Mannassiah and Lizzie (Erb) Hallman. Died: Sept. 29, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: R. Catharine Culp; daughter: Alma; sister: Elverne. Funeral and burial: Sept. 3, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.

Krall, E. Ruth, 87, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Feb. 5, 1904, Rapho Twp., Pa., to John and Esther (Rupp) Charles. Died: Sept. 25, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: C. Richard, John H., Ruth E.; 6 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Carl Krall (husband). Funeral: Sept. 27, Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., by Shelley Shellenberger and Joe Sherer. Burial: Henry Eberle Cemetery.

Miller, Charles L., 84, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 27, 1906, Archbold, Ohio, to Christ and Laura (Beck) Miller. Died: Sept. 30, 1991, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-children: Lois Short, Ada Breneman, Marilouise Waidelich, Robert, Glen, Marlin, Dale, Virgil; 32 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren; foster sister: Eva Reynolds. Predeceased by: Bessie Frey (first wife), Katharine Schmucker (second wife), Kenneth (son). Funeral: Oct. 3, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Miller, Dennis Jay, 64, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: May 16, 1927, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Jonas D. and Amanda (Stutzman) Miller. Died: Sept. 19, 1991, Joplin, Mo., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Mary Katherine Bontreger; children: Gloria Holub, LuAnn Baker; 5 grandchildren; sisters: Mary Frye, Betty Yoder, Katie Rheinheimer. Funeral: Sept. 23, First Mennonite Church, by David W. Mann and Sam Thayer. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Miller, Harry, 79, Fairview, Mich. Born: March 28, 1912, Fairview, Mich., to Harvey J. and Lilly (Yoder) Miller. Died: Sept. 21, 1991, Fairview, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Fanny Troyer; son: Lowell; brother: Melvin; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 23, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Ellsworth Handrich and Virgil Hershberger. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Moyer, Laura G. (Myers), 71, Dublin, Pa. Born: Feb. 28, 1920, Doylestown, Pa., to John C. and Bertha S. (Godshalk) Myers. Died: Sept. 24, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Sandra M. Landes, S. Denise Herring; stepchildren: Lorraine Pflederer, Harold G. Moyer, Stanley G. Moyer, Glenn G. Moyer; 3 grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 26, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Ray K. Yoder.

Ramseyer, Alvin, 85. Born: Sept. 12, 1906, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Noah and Annie (Bender) Ramseyer. Died: Sept. 19, 1991, London, Ont. Survivors-wife: Mary Ann Roth; children: Oliver, Melvin, Donald, Mayne, Earl, Paul, Helen Zehr, Edith Schneider, Elaine Novak; 28 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren; brother: Leander. Funeral and burial: Sept. 22, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Rufus Jutzi.

Speigle, Paul O., 75, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Dec. 21. 1915, Jenner Twp., Pa., to Lawrence and Sadie (Blough) Speigle. Died: Sept. 18, 1991, Johnstown, Pa., of multiple bee stings. Survivors-wife: LaVerne Cable; children: Lois Spiry, Pauline Kauffman, Dorcas Greene, Betty Lou Rish; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; sister: Erma Hostetler; half brothers and sister: Donald Speigle, Dalton Speigle, and Twila Ogburn. Predeceased by: Wilma Thomas (first wife). Funeral:
Sept. 21, Blough Mennonite Church, by Elvin Holsopple and Richard Mininger. Burial: Thomas Mennonite Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Hunter Alan, 6 months, Morgantown, Pa. Born: April 1, 1991, Morgantown, Pa., to Glenn and Richenda Gail (Raser) Stoltzfus. Died: Oct. 1, 1991, Morgantown, Pa. of crib death. Survivors-parents; sister: Richenda Justine. Funeral and burial: Oct. 4, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan and Harvey Stoltzfus.

Vang, Xia Fong, 58, Kitchener, Ont. Born: July 10, 1934, Laos. Died: Sept. 20, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Hang Pao Xiong; children: Tou, Pah, Ge, Thue, Ger, Nou, Va, Chong, Chou, Zoua. Funeral: Sept. 25, First Mennonite Church, by Ge Yang. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery.

Yoder, Clarence Monroe, 66, Wellman, Iowa. Born: June 15, 1925, Wellman, Iowa, to Mahlon S. and Ida (Kempf) Yoder. Died: Sept. 25, 1991, Iowa City, Iowa, of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Helen Marner. Funeral and burial: Sept. 29, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn.

Yoder, Stephen A., 102, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 15, 1889, McPherson Co., Kan., to Reuben C. and Maggie (Borntreger) Yoder. Died: Sept. 17, 1991, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Edna G. Kauffman; children: Lucille Detrow, Clifford, Harold; step-children: Evelyn Weldy, Marian Kauffman, Dale Kauffman; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Esther Mae Lehman (first wife). Funeral: Sept. 20, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Tim Weaver. Burial: Sept. 21, Midway Mennonite Cemetery.
He was ordained to the ministry in 1927. He pastored the Leetonia (Ohio) Mennonite Church and was later ordained a bishop in Ohio Conference.

Zeager, Carl B., 71, Bainbridge, Pa. Born: Nov. 15, 1919, W. Donegal Twp., Pa., to Lehman and Parthene (Steele) Zeager. Died: Oct. 1, 1991, Bainbridge, Pa. Survivors-wife: Nora G. Whisler Zeager; children: Stanley R, Herman L., Alma M.; 6 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Glenn, Donald, Reba Stonesifer, Grace Harman. Funeral and burial: Oct. 4, Goods Mennonite Church, by J. Nelson Bechtold and Jay M. Bechtold.

Zehr, Annie (Roth), 87, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Feb. 28, 1904, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Elizabeth (Beck) Roth. Died: Sept. 28, 1991, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Melvin, Daniel, Lorraine Schultz, Edna Yantzi, Irvin; 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; brother: Jacob Roth. Predeceased by: Ezra Zehr (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 1, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Vernon Leis.

Zimmerman, Mabel (Rudy), 90. Born: Dec. 18, 1900, Harper, Kan., to Jacob and Susan (Horst) Zimmerman. Died: Sept. 13, 1991, Protection, Kan. Survivors-sister: Ruth Baker. Funeral and burial: Sept 16, Protection Mennonite Church, by Raymond Unruh.
Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon.

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