Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1992

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Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 14 - April 7, 1992 ­ page 14.

Cuddeback, Anne Rogers, 45, Gainesville, Fla. Born: Aug. 4, 1946, Asheville, N.C., to Jack and Charlotte (Coleman) Rogers. Died: March 13, 1992, Gainesville, Fla. Survivors-husband: John K. Cuddeback; daughter: Karen Elizabeth. Funeral: March 16, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, by Heidi Regier Kreider and Philip Kniss. Burial: Forest Meadows Memorial Park.

Godshall, Willard G., 83, Lansdale, Pa. Born: March 18, 1908, Franconia, Pa., to Samuel S. and Mary (Godshall) Godshall. Died: March 14, 1992, Doylestown, Pa., of an acute pulmonary embolism. Survivors-wife: Esther (Moyer) Godshall; sons: Richard M., Ray W., J. Arden, Rodney M., Philip M., Donald M.; brothers and sisters: Lillie G. Moyer, Mary G. Alderfer, Menno G., LeRoy G., Stanley O., Paul G.; 15 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sara C. Freed (first wife). Funeral and burial: March 18, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Shreiner and Truman H. Brunk.

Harnish, Amos S., 83, Lancaster, Pa. Born: March 15, 1908, Lancaster County, Pa., to Jacob G. and Emma (Shenk) Harnish. Died: Feb. 27, 1992, Lititz, Pa., of cirrhosis of the liver and kidney failure. Survivors-wife: Naomi Glick Harnish; children: Daniel, Mary Ann, David; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 2, New Danville Mennonite Church, by David N. Thomas and Jay C. Garber.

High, Jacob Linford, 93, Plumsteadville, Pa. Born: Nov. 15, 1898. Died: March 10, 1992, Quakertown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Helen (Wismer) High; children: Paul, Darwin, Robert, Lauretta Hartzell, Anna Mae Gill, Patricia Diehl; sisters: Emma Wismer, Ella Moyer; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 13, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Ray K Yoder. Burial: Dublin Union Cemetery.

Landes, Edna A. (Godshall), 90, Bally, Pa. Born: April 25, 1901, Lower Salford Twp., to Enos and Kathryn (Allebach) Godshall. Died: Feb. 27, 1992, Souderton, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Kathryn Schoenly, Beulah Haberle, Lois Bisbort, Naomi Yoder, Ruth Mast, Mildred Umble, Paul, Wilmer, Enos; brothers and sisters: Paul Godshall, Clayton Godshall, Mary Myers, Kathryn Myers, Ella Mae Detweiler; 35 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, 37 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry S. Landes (husband) and Henry E. (son). Funeral: March 2, Bally Mennonite Church, by Roy K. Yoder. Burial: Upper Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Logan, Zella I. McMahan Hennigh, 83, Morton, Ill. Born: Dec. 8, 1908, Cowden, Ill., to Dory and Lue (Woodards) McMahan. Died: March 12, 1992, Peoria, Ill., of an abdominal aneurysm. Survivors-husband: John Logan. Predeceased by: Glenn E. Hennigh (first husband). Graveside service and burial: March 18, Macon County Memorial Park Cemetery, by Glen and Thelma Horner.

Miller, Esther M. (Hertzler), 72, Honey Brook, Pa. Born: Jan. 20, 1920, Elverson, Pa., to Joseph and Elizabeth Warfel Hertzler. Died: Feb. 14, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Clair E., Gene C., Marianna Noble; sisters: Alice Abbott, Martha Smoker, Sara Zook, Rebecca Stoltzfus, Ruth Blank, Anna Fisher; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alvin E. Miller (husband). Funeral: Feb. 17, Tel Hai Retirement Community, by Herman Glick, Andrew Leatherman, Luke Martin, and Harold Stoltzfus. Burial: Conestoga Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Nissley, Roy R., 82, Lancaster, Pa. Born: March 13, 1909, Rapho Twp., Pa., to Amos B. and Anna Reist Nissley. Died: Feb. 24, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of kidney failure. Survivors-wife: Ruth C. Newcomer Nissley; children: Sara Ann Queen, Mary Jane, Barbara, Wilbur; brothers and sisters: Clarence, Esther Keener, Arthur, Ruth Miller; 2 grandchildren. He was ordained as a deacon at Habecker Mennonite Church, Nov. 27, 1945. Funeral and burial: Feb. 27, Habecker Mennonite Church, by Abram Charles, Norman Shertzer, Randy Martin.

Raber, Mose J., 68. Born: Sept. 30, 1923, Farmerstown, Ohio, to John M. and Lydia (Erb) Raber. Died: March 8, 1992, Millersburg, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Ada Schlabach Raber; children: Vista Hochstetler, Marilyn Neiswander, Ruth Hershberger, Edgar; brother and sisters: Roy J., Lizzie Ann Burkholder, Katie Ann Hershberger, Lena Miller, Ella Yoder. Funeral and burial: March 11, Grace Mennonite Church, by David R. Clemens and Paul C. Hartman.

Roth, Joseph, 83, Eureka, Ill. Born: March 26, 1908, Eureka, Ill., to Joseph and Lena Zoss Roth. Died: March 11, 1992, Eureka, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Esther Heiser Roth; daughters: Barbara Unzicker, Sarah Smucker; sister: Phoebe Roth; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: March 13, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer, Elmer Wyse, and Tom Kauffman.

Rush, Willis P., 85, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 8, 1906, Plumsteadville, Pa., to Howard Charles and Sophia Yothers Rush. Died: March 12, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Dorcas A. Bixler, Mary L. Beer, Henry L., Harold O.; brother and sister: Arthur Y., Sarah Kerns; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Miriam Alderfer Rush (wife). Funeral and burial: March 17, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald
A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce.

Schantz, Dallas Oswald, 74, Beemer, Neb. Born: April 27, 1917, Beemer, Neb., to Chris and Lizzy (Oswald) Schantz. Died: March 11, 1992, Beemer, Neb. Survivors-wife: Viola (Roth) Grieser Schantz; daughter: Gloria Swanson; brothers and sister: Gerald, Ben, Boyd, Reuben, Helen; 2 grandchildren, 14 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Margaret Zehr (first wife). Funeral and burial: March 15, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen and Ivan Troyer.

Sheaffer, Pauline Mary (Mumma), 84, Lancaster, Pa. Born: July 20, 1907, Rothsville, Pa., to Wallace C. and Ina Hilton Mumma. Died: March 6, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-brother and sisters: Lavern W. Mumma, Victor Mumma, Betty Heiney. Predeceased by: Horace Sheaffer (husband) and Robert Mumma (son). Funeral: March 9, Ephrata, Pa., by Jeryl Hollinger. Burial: Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery.

Wertz, Laura B., 75, McVeytown, Pa. Born: April 25, 1916, to Grace (Lee) Breon. Died: March 5, 1992, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors-stepson: Donald Wertz, Jr.; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Donald D. Wertz (husband). Funeral: March 9, Baggus Funeral Home, by Max Zook. Burial: Centre Hall Lutheran Reformed Cemetery.

Yoder, Gladys Marie (Buzzard), 81, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: March 10, 1911, Goshen, Ind., to John and Clara (Dausman) Buzzard. Died: March 14, 1992, Wakarusa, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Carolyn Yoder, Donald: sisters: Lela Yoder, Etta Weaver; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dale F. Yoder (husband) and Lester "Dutch" Yoder (son). Funeral and burial: March 17, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger and Clare Schumm.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 15 - April 14, 1992 ­ 14, 15.

Balder, Dale Eugene, 62, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: Jan. 11, 1930, Sugarcreek, Ohio, to Harry O. and Sarah H. (Hochstetler) Balder. Died: March 19, 1992, Millersburg, Ohio. Survivors-mother; sister: Esther Olinger. Funeral and burial: March 21, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller

Clemmer, Abner, M., 58, Wellesley, Ont. Born: June 16, 1933, Waterloo County, Ont., to Leander and Lavina (Martin) Clemmer. Died: March 18, 1992, Wellesley, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Elsie Weber Clemmer; sons: James and Paul; brothers and sisters: Vernon, Cleason, Lloyd, Viola Bauman, Ermina Frey, Vera Martin, Lorene Schreiber; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: March 21, Poole Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and David K. Jantzi. Burial: Riverdale Mennonite Church.

Delp, Jay Wayne, 32, Baltimore, Md. Born: Oct. 24, 1959, Baltimore, Md., to Melvin B. and Elma (Shenk) Delp. Died: March 15, 1992, Harford Co., Md., in an automobile accident. Survivors-wife: Elaine Hess Delp; children: Wayne H., Rita Dawn; brothers and sisters: Linda, Jeannie Miller, Donna Sauder, Dale. Funeral services: March 21, Lansdowne Church of God, Baltimore, Md.; March 22, River Corner Mennonite Church, Conestoga, Pa., by Harold Burkholder, Glenn Kauffman, and Enos Martin. Burial: River Corner Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gerber, A. Geneva, 75, New Castle, Pa. Born: Nov. 24, 1916, New Castle, Pa., to Jacob H. and Fannie L. Moose Gerber. Died: March 16, 1992, New Castle, Pa. Survivors-sister: Melva Miller. Funeral and burial: March 20, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Herbert Zook and
Paul Versluis.

Halteman, Leroy M., 71, Upper Salford Twp., Pa. Born: Jan. 2, 1921, Upper Salford Twp., Pa., to Elmer S. and Mary Moyer Halteman. Died: March 16, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth G. Freed Halteman; children: Peggy Ann Blosser, Kenneth A., brothers and sisters: Wilmer M., Erma Guntz, Lizzie Halteman; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 19, Salford Mennonite Church, by John L. Ruth and Henry L. Ruth.

Marner, Mary E., 96. Born: Aug. 23, 1895, Joetown, Iowa, to Fredrick and Anna Ratzlaff Dickel. Died: March 14, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-children: Elmarie Capper, Lola J. Marner, Anna Marie Marner; stepchildren: Cora Marner, Gertrude Miller, Amy Hochstedler, Leta Maust; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Isaac G. Marner (husband). Funeral: March 17, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Maust, John Martin, 51, Salisbury, Pa. Born: Nov. 14, 1940, Springs, Pa., to John and Viola (Tressler) Maust. Died: March 17, 1992, Salisbury, Pa. Survivors-wife: Jean Yoder; daughter: Debra Eckhard; brother and sister: Dale Maust, Karen Maust; one grandchild. Predeceased by: two infant sons. Funeral and burial: March 20, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven Heatwole and Earl Yoder.

Nofziger, Lillie M. (Short), 88, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 14, 1903, Archbold, Ohio, to Enos and Emma (Beck) Short. Died: March 4, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-children: Delmer, Marvin, Donald, Keith, Jolene Leichty, Shelba Nofziger, Connie Frey, Linda Belcher; brother: Lester Short; 21 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Willis Nofziger (husband). Funeral and burial: March 7, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Jim Groeneweg and Walter Stuckey.

Ringenberg, Alta Smucker, 93, Tiskilwa, Ill. Born: June 1, 1898, Aurora, Neb., to John and Caroline (Schertz) Smucker. Died: March 12, 1992, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-children: Wilma Carolyn Pot, Marilyn Jean Troyer, Lawrence, Marvin; 19 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Ringenberg (husband) and Gerald (son). Funeral and burial: March 16, Willow Springs Mennonite Church, by Cal Zehr.

Roth, Moses S., 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Veronica (Streicher) Roth. Died: March 19, 1992, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-wife: Elvera Gingerich Roth; children: Eileen Bender, Marianne Schlegel, Armand; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 22, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Arthur Leis and Fred Lichti.

Short, Ivie Faith (Alwine), 64, Holsopple, Pa. Born: Aug. 19, 1927, Holsopple, Pa., to John and S. Pearl (Thomas) Alwine. Died: March 22, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Lawrence D. Short; children: Kathleen Mansfield, Ronald D., Joanne Ocasio, Lavonne (Short) Short, Denver, Janet Metz, Leonard, Stanwyn; brothers and sisters: Naomi Holsopple, Reda Kauffman, Edna Kauffman, Amy Cable, Ida Holsopple, Lowell; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: March 24, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisvllle Cemetery.

Slabach, Orpha (Hilty), 63, Cluster Springs, Va. Born: Jan. 7, 1929, to Wesley and Minnie Greider Hilty. Died: March 16, 1992, Cluster Springs, Va. Survivors-husband: Monroe C. Slabach; children: Ruth Emswiler, Rhoda VanBenschoten, Miriam Deacon, Mark, Dave, Paul, John, Tim, Miriam Good, and Esther Christner; brother: Robert Hilty; 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by: James W. (son). Memorial service, March 20, Dan River Baptist Church, by Jerrel Good, Herman Reitz, and Richard Showalter. Burial: Ebenezer Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Slater, Mary Ella Kauffman, 95, Kalispell, Mont. Born: Aug. 17, 1896, Garnet, Kan., to Daniel and Mary (Steckley) Kauffman. Died: Jan. 21, 1992, Bigfork, Mont. Survivors-children: Les, George, Clifford, Roger, Arlene Barnard, Margaret Stone; 11 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Slater (husband), John Calvin (son), Harold (infant son). Funeral: Jan. 25, Bigfork, Mont., by Ron Pierce, Hal Curtis, and Dwight Hooley. Burial: Glacier Gardens.

Ulrich, Russell W., 38, Eureka, Ill. Born: Dec. 28, 1953, Bloomington, Ill., to Harold and Lila Gerber Ulrich. Died: March 21, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa, from leukemia. Survivors-wife: Kathy Gerig; sons: Tony, Curtis, Peter; sister: Marge Ulrich. Funeral and burial: March 25, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Percy Gerig, Wilford Ulrich, and Loren Nofsinger.

Yordy, Emerson E., 74, Lebanon, Ore. Born: Aug. 27, 1917, Milford, Neb., to Dave and Sarah (Stauffer) Yordy. Died: March 2, 1992. Survivors-wife: Rhoda (Handrich) Yordy; children: Franz, Frieda Louden, Cheryl Zehr, Daniel, Genelle Hall, Glenn; brothers and sisters: Orvin, Charles, Ada Litwiller, Grace Brauher; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: David and Thomas (sons). Funeral: March 11, Providence Church, by Dennis Cline. Burial: Lacomb Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 16 - April 21, 1992 ­ page 15.

Hilty, Paul M., 54, Huber Heights, Ohio. Born: Sept. 17, 1937, Dayton, Ohio, to Wesley and Minnie (Greider) Hilty. Died: March 2, 1992, Springfield, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Peggy Graham Hilty; children: Julie Fisher, Tim, Dan, Janice Wood; brother and sisters: Robert, Esther Christner, Orpha Schlabach, Miriam Good; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: March 6, First United Methodist Church, by Paul Conrad. Burial: Huber Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hofstetter, Reuben, 98, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Oct. 9, 1893, Kidron, Ohio, to Joel and Fannie (Moser) Hofstetter. Died: March 27, 1992, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Ida Lehman Hofstetter; children: Ellen Lehman, Richard Hofstetter; step-children: Florence Schumacher, Vilas Lehman, Marvin Lehman, John Lehman; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 8 step great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Elma Amstutz (first wife) and Benjamin (son).
He was ordained Dec. 20, 1941, as bishop of the Kidron congregation and served more than 30 years. Funeral and burial: March 30, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Dick Wolf.

Horst, C. Anna (Lehman), 69, Chambersburg, Pa. Born: April 9, 1922, Franklin County, Pa., to Amos and Maggie (Martin) Lehman. Died: March 13, 1992, Hershey, Pa. Survivors-children: Barbara A. Payne, Jay L., Dale L., Galen R., Daryl E.; brothers and sister: Melvin, Fred, Harvey, and Robert Lehman, Florence Horst; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: W. Glenn Horst (husband). Funeral and burial: March 17, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by J. Allen Lehman and Lee Ebersole.

Horst, Doris Jane, 50, Sarasota, Fla. Born: March 13, 1942, Hagerstown, Md., to Joe and Fannie Horst. Died: March 13, 1992, Sarasota, Fla., of aplastic anemia. Survivors-husband: Ephraim Horst; children: Lynette Joy, Lavonne Jean, Lisa Joanne, Ephraim Lyle; brothers and sister: Lee, Joe, and Ray Horst, Edith Myers. Funeral: March 17, Ashton Mennonite Church, by Ken Nauman and Amos Horst. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Kidwell, Emma Grace, 92, Pinto, Md. Born: March 25, 1896, Springs, Pa., to Ephraim and Savilla (Yoder) Blauch. Died: March 25, 1992, Cumberland, Md., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Ivan, Eloise Beverlin, Robert, Hilda Wilson; brothers and sisters: Earl, Bruce, Floyd, Annie, Edna, Lester, Edith, Robert; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edgar Truman Kidwell (husband). Funeral: March 28, Scarpelli's Funeral Home, by Roy Bender. Burial: Pinto Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Metzler, Elmer S., 76, New Holland, Pa. Born: March 16, 1916, to Omar S. and Myrtle (Shumaker) Metzler. Died: March 25, 1992, Christiana, Pa. Survivors-children: Sue E. Markovich, Lois A. Franklin, James E.; brother and sisters: Robert J., Amy Elizabeth Groff, Genevieve Kramer, Elva Bechtold, Mary Ellen Donnley, Janet Graybill, 2 grandchildren.
Predeceased by: Hazel Hershey (wife). Funeral and burial: March 28, Kinzers Mennonite Church, by Paul L. Clark and Clair J. Hershey.

Miller, Dennis M., 84, Kalona, Iowa. Born: March 29, 1907, Kalona, Iowa, to Manass J. and Mary (Yoder) Miller. Died: March 28, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Elsie Miller; children: Ed and Dennis D. Miller. Judy Yoder: brothers and sisters: David M., Lewis M., Chris M., Ivan M., Lizzie Miller Eliza Yoder, Katie Hochstetler; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 31, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss, J. John J. Miller, and Perry L. Miller.

Schlabach, Malinda S. (Yoder), 53, Holmesville, Ohio. Born: April 13, 1938, Holmes County, Ohio, to Samuel D. and Elizabeth (Raber) Yoder. Died: March 7, 1992, Holmesville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Raymond Schlabach; children: Alvin, Laura, Emil, Mark; brothers and sisters: Andy Yoder, Dan Yoder, Ada Kauffman, Anna Yoder. Predeceased by: Lorin and Lonnie (twin sons). Funeral and burial: March 11, Longenecker Mennonite Church, by Melvin D. Leidig.

Smith, Lulu P., 90, Eureka, Ill. Born: March 16, 1902, Roanoke Twp., to C. H. and Mary (Imhoff) Smith. Died: March 24, 1992, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-sisters: Martha Smith, Mabelle Smith, Della Ulrich. Funeral and burial: March 26, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer, Elmer Wyse, and Wesley Smith.

Stutzman, Barbara (Slagell), 96. Born: Jan. 5, 1896, Lyons County, Kan., to Joseph and Barbara (Gasho) Slagell. Died: March 13, 1992, Hydro, Okla. Survivors-children: Roy, Myron, Howard, Dorothy Mast, Ruth Miller; 19 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Samuel Stutzman (husband) and Lois Waters (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 16, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Daryl Driver and Chester Slagell.

Yoder, John W., Sr., 86, Belleville, Pa. Born: Jan. 26, 1906, Reedsville, Pa., to Joseph K. and Barbara (King) Yoder. Died: March 25, 1992, Duncannon, Pa. Survivors-wife: Mary E. (Henry) Yoder; children: John, Jr., Lester M., Marlin W., Leonard D., Paul L., Gilbert L., Glenn R; 19 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Darvin P. (son). Funeral and burial: March 28, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr and Paul Bender.

Yutzy, Oliver "Fred," 64. Born: Jan. 22, 1928, Hutchinson, Kan., to Daniel N. and Mary (Hochstetler) Yutzy. Died: March 17, 1992. Survivors-wife: Vida Miller Yutzy; children: James F., Gloria Hall, Stella Riney, Connie Warrington. Funeral: March 21, Elliott Chapel, Hutchinson, Kan., by Dan Kauffman and Calvin King. Burial: Yoder Cemetery, Yoder, Kan.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 17 - April 28, 1992 ­ pages 14, 15.

Baker, Iva A. (Lichty), 76. Born: Nov. 27, 1914, North Woolwich, Ont., to Benjamin and Sarah Lichty. Died: Aug. 23, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-husband: Arthur Baker: children: Ken, Murray, Eleanor, Donald, Harold; 15 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 25, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Paul Martin and Eric Hiebert Rempel.

Bender, Kenneth Richard, 56. Born: March 14, 1935, New Hamburg, Ont., to Christian and Lydia (Roth) Bender. Died: August 14, 1991. Survivors-wife: Anna Schwartzentruber Bender; children: Anthony, Richard, Faye; foster sister: Florence. Funeral: Aug. 18, Preston Mennonite Church, by Eric Hiebert Rempel and Ralph Lebold. Burial: Wanner Mennonite Cemetery.

Bender, Richard Brent, 27, Toronto, Ont. Born: May 14, 1964, Kitchener, Ont., to Ken and Anna (Schwartzentruber) Bender. Died: Jan. 3, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-brother and sister: Anthony, Faye. Funeral and burial: Jan. 6, Wanner Mennonite Church, by
Ken Bechtel and Eric Hiebert Rempel.

Birkey, Ruth Mae (Oyer), 72, Foosland, Ill. Born: March 16, 1920, Foosland, Ill., to Joseph and Bertha (Zimmerman) Oyer. Died: April 5, 1992, Paxton, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Raymond J. Birkey; children: Larry, Sharon Birkey; brothers and sisters: Walter, Elmer, Leslie, and Merle Oyer, Ruby Birkey, Dorothy Parsons. Funeral and burial: April 8, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Millard Osborne.

Bontrager, Erma L., 76, Middlebury, Ind. Born: July 30, 1915, Lagrange, Ind., to Daniel J. and Lydia (Christner) Eash. Died: March 29, 1992, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-husband: Tobias E. Bontrager; children: Merle, Sharon Kennell, Julianna Bender; brother and sisters: Alva Eash, Alma Miller, Wilma Miller. Funeral: April 1, New Life Christian Center, by Delbert Miller, Ted Eash, and Nate Slabach. Burial: Griner Cemetery.

Edie, Caitlin Marie, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: March 31, 1992, Toledo, Ohio, to Paul and Cathy (Rupp) Edie. Died: March 31, 1992, premature birth. Parents' congregational membership, Tedrow Mennonite Church. Graveside service: April 4, by Randall Nafziger. Burial: Winameg Cemetery.

Gerber, Lloyd, 73. Born: Nov. 14, 1918, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Christian and Catherine (Nafziger) Gerber. Died: March 27, 1992. Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Frieda Lichty Gerber; children: Dianne Guider, Lyle Gerber, Delores McMillan, Janice Belec, Lynne Gerber; brothers and sisters: Roy, Valentine, Clara Kuepfer, Miriam Kuepfer, Emma Martin, Katie Schellenburger; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: March 30, Crosshill Mennonite Church, by Roy Erb and Steve Gerber. Burial: Maple View Mennonite Cemetery.

Kidd, Patricia Hensley, 51, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 6, 1941, Huntingdon, W.Va., to Cecil C. and Mildred H. Hensley. Died: March 28, 1992, Harrisonburg, Va., from multiple sclerosis. Survivors-husband: James E. Kidd, Jr.; children: Lynn K. Suter, Wendy K. Shank; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: March 31, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North and Sam Janzen. Burial: Augusta Memorial Park.

Lare, Debra, 33, Pottstown, Pa. Born: Oct. 24, 1958, to Thomas and Lillian Lare. Died: March 15, 1992, Phoenixville, Pa., of diabetes complications. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Francisco, Thomas, Jr., Barbara, Marie. Bonnie. Funeral: March 17, Pottstown Mennonite Church, by Claude Good and Elmer Kolb. Burial: Pottstown Memorial Park.

Meinerding, Ray, 84, Grabill, Ind. Born: Sept. 10, 1908, Celina, Ohio. Died: March 19, 1992, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors-children: Ray, Jr., Gary L., Phyllis J. Myers, Jean Lengacher, Bonnie Johnson; brothers and sisters: August, Henry, Andrew, Carl, Rosella Fellers, Lucille Fellers; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary (wife). Funeral: March 22, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Harvey Hacker, James Miller, Tim Atwood, and Charles DeSanto. Burial: Yaggy Cemetery.

Miller, Edith (Baumgartner), 82, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Sept. 8, 1909, North Lawrence, Ohio, to Peter E. and Catherine (Martin) Baumgartner. Died: March 22, 1992, Smithville, Ohio. Survivor husband: Lloyd Miller. Funeral and burial: March 24, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Jim Schrag and Sharon Speigle.

Miller, Wiltrude (Jones), 74. Born: May 14, 1917, Paint Twp., to Clarence and Alma Jones. Died: April 4, 1992. Survivors-children: Myrtle Ely, Wayne, Hilda Wolf, Leonard, Joyce Pristas, Clarence, Retha Thomas, Mark; sisters: Ade Gertrude Barkley, Leona Ruth Jones; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Freeman S. Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: April 7, Blough Mennonite Church, by Richard Mininger.

Nice, Henry L., 100, Newport News, Va. Born: June 19, 1891, Roseland, Neb., to Jonas T. and Rebecca (Long) Nice. Died: April 2, 1992, Newport News, Va. Survivors-children: Irene Heatwole, Ruby Ziegler, Dorothy Blosser, Bertha Schaefer, Louis B., Henry R., Daniel B., George J., Cecil H.; 37 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lulu A. Jones Nice (wife). Funeral and burial: April 4, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Jordon Zook, George Brunk II, and Truman H. Brunk.

Stuckey, Earl A., 81, Archbold, Ohio. Born: April 18, 1910, Stryker, Ohio, to Peter and Alice (Goll) Stuckey. Died: March 30, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Opal Sauder Stuckey; children: Robert, Priscilla Stuckey- Kauffman; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: April 2, Zion Mennonite Church, by Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Ulrich, Clarence C., 76, Eureka, Ill. Born: Oct. 23, 1915, Woodford County, Ill., to Chris and Emma (Unzicker) Ulrich. Died: March 24, 1992, Peoria, Ill. Survivors-wife: Lillian Eigsti Ulrich; children: Leo, Norman, Larry, Eldyth Christopher, Carol Hammer; brothers and sisters: Solomon, Ray, John, Nettie Zoss, Velma Hostetler; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 28, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Steve Ulrich and Roger Hochstetler. Burial:
Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

Wilkins, Wilmer (Slim), 68. Born: Aug. 23, 1923, Owen Sound, Ont., to Jesse and Mary Ellen (Hiltz) Wilkins. Died: Oct. 25, 1991, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-wife: Jean Wilkins; children: Barbara, Paul, John, Rick, Carolyn; sister: Evelyn Kydd; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 29, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric Hiebert Rempel.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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