Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1992

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Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 1 - January 7, 1992 ­ page 14.

Breuer, Bertram Leonard, 70, Baltimore, Md. Born: Jan. 29, 1921, Wilmington, Del. Died: Nov. 19, 1991, Baltimore, Md., of a stroke. Survivors-sister: Marjorie B. Christian. Funeral and burial: Nov. 27, Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, by Frank E. Nice.

Everett, Glenn W., 89, Goshen Ind., Born: Oct. 20, 1902, Greenwood, Ind. Died: Nov. 28, 1991, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-step-children: Sharon Newell, Mary Johnson, Ruby Schulster, Amos Ropp; 8 step-grandchildren, 11 step-great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rosella Sisco Everett (wife). Funeral and burial: Nov. 30, Pleasant View Cemetery, by James Detweiler and David Petersheim.

Johnson, J. Clyde, 82, Mount Pleasant, Pa. Born: Sept. 18, 1909, Masontown, Pa., to James Elmer and Minerva Mae (Brilhart) Johnson. Died: Oct. 27, 1991, Mount Pleasant, Pa. Survivors-sister: Esther Kirk. Funeral: Oct. 31, Murphy's Funeral Home by Rev. Norie Erickson. Burial: Greendale Cemetery, Masontown, Pa.

Miller, Lydia Shank, 102, Leola, Pa. Born: April 20, 1889, New Danville, Pa., to Martin and Mary (Shank) Kendig. Died: Dec. 1, 1991, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-son: J. Kendig Miller, one grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 4, Stumptown Mennonite Church, by Luke Nolt and John Leaman. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.

Mininger, Raymond F., 91, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 5, 1900, Montgomery County, Pa., to Jonas J. and Amanda Funk Mininger. Died: Nov. 28, 1991, Sellersville, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors-11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bessie Cassel (first wife), and Sallie L. Detweiler (second wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 2, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty and Daniel W. Lapp.

Nelson, Elsie (Miller), 95, Valparaiso, Ind. Born: May 27, 1896, Hopedale, Ill., to Edwin D. and Lydia (Egli) Miller. Died: Nov. 23, 1991, Valparaiso, Ind. Survivors-children: Arlene Rice, Bernice Egli, Donnabelle Barber, Robert Nelson; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 8 step-great-great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Emma Birky, Sadie Yoder, Verna Bickel, Leola Plank, Harley Miller, Elmer Miller, Ora Miller, Alvin Miller, Ralph Miller. Predeceased by: William O. Nelson (husband) and Elizabeth Birky (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 26, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray and Walter Keim. Burial: Graceland Cemetery.

Schweitzer, Edward Dee, 53, Shickley, Neb. Born: April 12, 1938, Carleton, Neb., to Lloyd and Dorothy (Oswald) Schweitzer. Died: Nov. 19, 1991, Lincoln, Neb. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Clinton, Galen, Nick, Ron, John, Alberta Bruning, Bernetta Swartzendruber, Vera Lichti, Betty Kennel, Marjorie Kremer, Mary Stutzman. Funeral and burial: Nov. 22, Salem Mennonite Church, by Rev. Wilton Detweiler.

Smith, Betty Marie, 53, New Holland, Pa. Born: Aug. 4, 1938, New Holland, Pa., to Raymond E. and Sara (Taylor) Smith. Died: Nov. 25, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Funeral: Nov. 30, New Holland Mennonite Church by Clyde G. Kratz and Larry Ulrich. Burial: Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Snyder, Kathryn M., 80, Manheim, Pa. Born: March 22, 1911, Manheim, Pa. Died: Dec. 1, 1991, Lititz, Pa., of cancer. Funeral and burial: Dec. 4, Erisman Mennonite Church.

Swartzendruber, Alda E. Lehman, 82, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 26, 1909, Wayne County, Ohio, to Aaron and Sarah (Amstutz) Steiner. Died Nov. 25, 1991. Survivors-husband: A. Lloyd Swartzendruber; children: Kathryn Good, Rachel Brunk, Mark N., Luke N., Timothy N.; stepchildren: Ruby Lehman, Dwight Swartzendruber, J. Paul Swartzendruber; brother: Levi Steiner; foster brother: Paul Hilty; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Noah D. Lehman (first husband). Funeral: Nov. 28, Park View Mennonite Church by Owen E. Burkholder, Joseph Shenk, and Shirlee K. Yoder. Burial: Weaver's Cemetery.

Troyer, Katlyn Marie (stillborn). Born: Oct. 25, 1991, Elida, Ohio, to Jon and Cheryl (Phillips) Troyer. Funeral and burial: Oct. 28, Salem Mennonite Church, by Ed Yoder.

Weaver, Dealla Loucks, 87, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Feb. 15, 1904, Elkhart County, Ind., to Ezra and Sarah (Dollman) Loucks. Died: Nov. 18, 1991, Wakarusa, Ind. Survivors-daughter: Gloria Tyson; 10 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mahlon Weaver (husband); daughter: Mildred Shriner. Funeral: Nov. 21, Holdeman Mennonite Church by Russell Krabill and Sam Troyer. Burial: Olive Cemetery.


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Alderfer, Caroline A., 76, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 10, 1915, to Rein A. and Susan (Alderfer) Alderfer. Died: Dec. 4, 1991. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Naomi A. Moyer, Mrs. George, Sanford A., Harold A. Funeral and burial: Dec. 8, Salford Mennonite Church, by Willis Miller and John Ruth.

Freyenberger, Ezra Joseph, 80, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Feb. 9, 1911, to Menno and Mary (Oswald) Freyenberger. Died: Dec. 23, 1991, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Lavina Mae Graber; children: Ardith Brunk, Phyllis Hartzler, Marcia Roth, Nedra Sauder; sisters: Alta Cunningham, Ada Wyse, Lulu Roth; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 27, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Dean Swartzendruber and Glen Richard.

Gerber, Irvin D., 81, Dalton, Ohio. Born: Sept 1, 1910, Dalton, Ohio, to John C. and Magdalena (Bixler) Gerber. Died: Dec. 22, 1991, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Bonnie (Payne) Gerber; children: Dan R., David K., Carolyn Martin, Rosemary King, Barbara Tapping, Nancy Ross, Bonnie Lou Bennett; sisters: Esther Shoup, Annie Gregory; 15 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 24, Martins Mennonite Church, by Vincent Frey.

Graber, Martha Saloma (Sally), 78, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Born: March 6, 1913, Harper, Kan., to Mahlon and Anna Holdeman Bare. Died: Oct. 19, 1991, Wayland, Iowa. Survivors-children: David, Richard, Ruth Ann Eccles, Phil, Esther Kraybill, Barbara Graber; brothers and sister: Richard, Tillman, John, Harry (Ted) Bare, Catherine Heyda; 14 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence E. Graber (husband). Funeral: Oct. 22, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by David W. Boshart and Glen Richard. Burial: Sugar Creek Cemetery.

Groff, Irwin L., 95, Gordonville, Pa. Born: June 3, 1896, Gordonville, Pa., to Clayton Rohrer Groff and Celia (Leaman) Groff. Died: Dec. 7, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of heart attack. Survivors-Mary Elsie Wenger; children: Melvin L., R. Elverta Denlinger; brother: Lloyd L.; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lester W. (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 11, Paradise Mennonite Church, by Clair Eby, Harold Book, and Fred Martin.
Obituary corrections: Irwin L. Groff (Jan. 14, 1992, Gospel Herald) was predeceased by Mary Elsie Wenger (wife).

Hays, Lisa (Gautsche), 23, Coldwater, Mich. Born: April 24, 1968, adopted by Delmar and Donna Gautsche. Died: Dec. 2, 1991, of neurofibro mentosis. Survivors-husband: Steve Hays; parents: Delmar and Donna Gautsche; brothers and sisters: Greg, Jeff, and Melanie Schwartz. Memorial service: Dec. 10, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Burr Oak, Mich. Burial: Dec. 6, Mobile, Ala.

Heitz, Raymond M., 76, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 27, 1914, Finland, Pa., to Henry H. and Mary (Metzler) Heitz. Died: Dec. 21, 1991, Sellersville, Pa. Funeral: Dec. 26, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Steven Landis, Claude Shisler, and Henry Ruth. Burial: Finland Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Johns, Daniel A., 79, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: May 22, 1912, Goshen, Ind., to Ira S. and Elizabeth (Rickert) Johns. Died: Dec. 2, 1991, Punta Gorda, Fla. Survivors-wife: Ruth Fern Mast; children: Priscilla Nielsen, Joseph, Nancy Souder, Anna Marie Baker, Ruth Christian Stehman; brothers and sisters: Glen, Vivian Schlabach, Vista Kauffman, Mary Birkey, Pauline Horst; 12 grandchildren, one grandchild. Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, by Robert and Enid Schloneger, and Erv Schlabach.

Lantz, Mamie K. (Stoltzfus), 94, Coatesville, Pa. Born: Aug. 8, 1897, Upper Leacock Township, to Ezra and Annie Kauffman Stoltzfus. Died: Oct. 7, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Minerva McGinnis, Melvin E., Marian A. Mattson, Ernest S., Roma Reel, Gordon, Leona Stone; sisters: Rebecca Stoltzfus, Sarah Stoltzfus, Savilla Lapp; 38 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, 9 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Benjamin S. Lantz (husband). Funeral: Oct. 21, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Philip M. Freed and Richard Umble. Burial: Millwood Mennonite Cemetery.

Lantz, William W., 91, Archbold, Ohio. Born: May 3, 1900, Stuttgart, Ark., to Michael and Mary Schultz Lantz. Died: Dec. 10, 1991, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-brother and sister: Daniel J., Rosa Mininger. Funeral: Dec. 13, Short Funeral Home, by Charles H. Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Martin, Edgar, 82, Elmira, Ont. Born: March 12, 1909, Yatton, to Albert and Susanna Musser. Died: Oct. 30, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Edna Selema (Weber) Martin; children: Wayne, Audrey Zehr, Pauline Horsfall, Elinor Martin; brother and sisters: Delton, Vietta Bauman, Mabel Martin; 23 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: June Pearce (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 2, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale Bauman.

Miller, Ella M. (Handrich), 90, Fairview, Mich. Born: Jan. 11, 1901, Davis County, Mich., to Jacob P. and Elisa (Krehbiel) Handrich. Died: Dec. 6, 1991, Fairview, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Irene Yoder, Ethel Handrich; 9 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John F. Miller (first husband), Mose Mishler (second husband), Sherman Miller (third husband), and Esther Zook (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 9, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger.

Mumaw, Clare Laverne, 74, Newport News, Va. Born: May 2, 1917, Dalton, Ohio, to Amos B. and Emma Frances (Rohrer) Mumaw. Died: Dec. 8, 1991, Newport News, Va., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Grace Brenner Geiser; children: C. Laverne, John, Chester; stepchildren: Carl Geiser, Ruth Steiner, Irene Miller, Alfred Geiser, Roland Geiser, Pearl Geiser; 5 grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Edith Mildred Yoder (first wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 11, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook, Lewis Kraus, and Dan Smucker.

Oswald, Esther Arlene, 73, Beemer, Neb. Born: April 17, 1918, Beemer, Neb., to Ben and Leah (Oswald) Oswald. Died: Dec. 3, 1991, Beemer, Neb., of cancer. Survivors-daughter: Sharon Rhinehart; sister: Evelyn Stutzman; one grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen and Ivan Troyer.

Plank, Golda Ellen Yoder, 100, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Dec. 8, 1890, West Liberty, Ohio, to Daniel B. and Sarah Yoder. Died: Dec. 6, 1991, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-children: Samuel, Jr., Elizabeth Geil, Mary Kay King; sisters: Edna Neer, Fannie Hooley, Clara Hostetler; 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sam C. Plank (husband), and Robert Plank (son). Funeral: Dec. 8, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Weldon Schloneger. Burial: South Union Cemetery.

Schertz, Verda Marietta, 71, Denver, Colo. Born: April 18, 1920, Hopedale, Ill., to Silas and Laura (Springer) Nafziger. Died: Dec. 1, 1991, Denver, Colo. Survivors-son: Leland; brothers and sister: Maurice Nafziger, Lyle Nafziger, Larelda Annette. Predeceased by: Melvin Schertz (husband). Funeral: Dec. 5, Crown Hill Mortuary Chapel, by Mark Miller. Burial: Crown Hill Garden Mausoleum.

Shank, Edna Catherine Martin, 77, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 28, 1914, Hagerstown, Md., to J. Harry and Anna Mary Eshleman Martin. Died: Dec. 8, 1991, Elkhart, Ind., from a stroke. Survivors-husband: Paul W. Shank; children: Dottie Kauffman, Carol Wolfer, Lowell, Philip, Stephen; brother: J. Allen Martin; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 11, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Timothy Weaver and Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Smoker, Elam E., 96, Paradise, Pa. Born: Jan. 11, 1895, Christiana, Pa., to Amos and Sally Esch Smoker. Died: Oct. 20, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of an aortic aneurysm. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth Mast Smoker; children: Arthur E., Pauline Martin, Irene Martin, Naomi Byers, Elvin M., Erma Clemens, Louise Miller, Jeanette Eby; brother: David E. Smoker; 22 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren, 10 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 24, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by J. Richard Umble, Philip Freed, David R Clemens, and Irvin H. Martin. Burial: Millwood Mennonite Cemetery.

Stutzman, Sarah J. (Hershberger), 87, Orrville, Ohio. Born: June 9, 1904, Millersburg, Ohio, to John J. and Rebecca (Weaver) Hershberger. Died: Dec. 3, 1991, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-children: Kati Stutzman, Pete, Ivan, Harold, Marie Hershberger, Lula Nussbaum, Esther Miller; brother and sister: John J. Hershberger, Sovilla Yoder; 27 grandchildren, 51 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph J. Stutzman (husband), Tony (son), two infant daughters. Funeral: Dec. 6, Wooster Mennonite Church, by Levi Sommers and Leon Schrock. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Wenhold, J. Paul, 74, Hatfield, Pa. Born: Dec. 25, 1916, Quakertown, Pa., to James K. and Sarah (Koffel) Wenhold. Died: Dec. 1, 1991, Lansdale, Pa. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Kulp Wenhold; children: Diane Smith, Larry Wenhold; brother and sisters: Franklin, Florence, Pearl Crouthamel, Helen Datesman; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 5, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Earl N. Anders and Russell M. Detweiler.

Wenger, Grace Marie, 60, Chesapeake, Va. Born: Dec. 20, 1930, Nappanee, Ind., to Charles and Martha (Brubacher) Burkey. Died: Nov. 25, 1991, Chesapeake, Va., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Homer A. Wenger; children: Charles Allen, Paul Homer; mother and stepfather: Martha B. and Simon Yoder; brother and sister: John J. Burkey, Loretta Kauffman; stepsisters: Esther Yoder, Sylvia Smith, Laura Eichelberger, Dorothy Frey; one grandson. Funeral and burial: Nov. 29, Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Dale Keffer, Phil Miller, and Ray Horst.

Wyse, Mahlon Stephen, 78, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Born: Dec. 8, 1912, Wayland, Iowa. Died: Nov. 25, 1991, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Francis (Wenger) Wyse; children: Sharon Miller, Rebecca Wyse, Richard, Ronald, Gene; 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 27, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by David W. Boshart, Glen Richard, and Elmer Wyse. Burial: Bethel Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Claude H., 87, Grantsville, Md. Born: Sept. 8, 1904, Grantsville, Md., to Harvey and Annie (Miller) Yoder. Died: Dec. 4, 1991, Meyersdale, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Dorothy (Landis) Yoder; children: Olin L., Gary A., Collean F. Yoder, Mary Frances O'Brien; brothers and sisters: Alvin H. Yoder, Elva Bender, Thelma Beitzel, Viola Yoder, Glenola Miller; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Pinto Mennonite Church, by Roy Bender.

Yoder, Edith Grace, 90, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Feb. 18, 1901, Reedsville, Pa., to Joseph and
Nancy (Plank) Yoder. Died: Nov. 26, 1991, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-brother: Alpheus Yoder. Funeral and burial: Nov. 30, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Wayne A. Nitzsche.

Yoder, Jonathon G., 87, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 18, 1904, Goshen, Ind., to Silvanus and
Susan Troyer Yoder. Died: Dec. 16, 1991, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Fyrne Miller; children: Joanne Holtzinger, Ruth Dyal; sisters: Ruth Kortemeier, Rhea Yoder; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Richard W. (son) and Mary Jean (daughter). Funeral: Dec. 19, College Mennonite Church, by James H. Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery. He was ordained in 1937 at Midway Mennonite Church, Columbiana, Ohio, and served as a medical missionary for 45 years in India and Nepal.

Obituary Correction: Jonathon G. Yoder (Jan. 14, 1992, Gospel Herald) was survived by a brother, Paton.

Yoder, Richard Jonathon, 66, Dalton, Ohio. Born: May 17, 1925, Orrville, Ohio, to Glenn and Ruth (Breneman) Yoder. Died: Nov. 22, 1991, Akron, Ohio, of heart and kidney failure. Survivors-wife: Rosalie (Hooley); children: Gretchen Christopher, Christina Buckwalter, RoseAnn Wright, Richard, Jr., Amy Murray, Jeremiah; 11 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 27, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Jayne M. Byler.

Yunginger, Richard C., Sr., 69, Marietta, Pa. Born: April 12, 1922, to R. Clair and Bertha Groff Yunginger. Died: Dec. 4, 1991. Survivors-wife: Jean Hess Yunginger; children: Patricia Leaman, Audrey Rohrer, Nancy Keefer, Mary Rittenhouse, Richard C., Jr.; sister: Arlene Esbenshade; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 6, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe Sherer and Shelley Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill's Mennonite Cemetery.


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Alderfer, Eva Godshall, 51, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Aug. 23, 1910, Franconia Twp., Pa., to Samuel and Mary Godshall. Died: Dec. 17, 1991. Survivors-children: Durrell G., LeRoy G., Ronald G., RaeDella A. Wenger, Madeline A. Meyers, Mary Lou Rosenberger; brothers and sisters: Willard G., Menno G., Leroy G., Stanley G., and Paul G. Godshall, Lily Moyer, Mary Alderfer; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Allen Alderfer husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 21, Salford Mennonite Church, by John L. Ruth and Willis A. Miller.

Beyer, Lloyd R., 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 17, 1909, to Samuel and Lizzie (Ruth) Beyer. Died: Nov. 30, 1991. Survivors-children: Rhoda B. Rittenhouse, M. Lois Rohr, M. Ruth Rittenhouse, Anne E. Trauger, Ada E. Souder, Mary E. Alderfer, Susan J. Beyer, L. Bernice Kauffman, V. Luke, David E., James I., Aaron Lloyd; brother: Russell Beyer; half sister: Mildred Allebach; foster brother and sisters: Jacob Hunsberger, Mary Boyle, Irene Hunsberger; 28 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 7, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce.

Obituary corrections: Lloyd R. Beyer (Jan. 21, 1992, Gospel Herald) was predeceased by Susan K. Benner (first wife). Thelma Moyer (second wife) survives.

Blosser, Paul C., 72, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Sept. 1, 1919, Leetonia. Ohio, to Clinton and Edith (Lewis) Blosser. Died: Dec. 9, 1991, Canton, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Herma Hostetler; children: Lyle, Myrna Chandler, Nyla Barrett; brothers and sisters: Laura Helfrick, Velma Blosser, Doris Witmer, Lois Amstutz, Howard, Carl, Don, 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12, Stoner Heights Mennonite Church, by Gerry J. Vandeworp. Burial: Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Boshart, Amos, Jr., 60, Wood River, Neb. Born: Dec. 11, 1930, Wood River, Neb., to Amos and Sarah (Stutzman) Boshart. Died: Nov. 21, 1991, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Loretta Stutzman; children: John, Jolene, Ann Roth; brothers and sister: Merrill, Delbert, Omar, Marjorie Miller; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 25, Wood River Mennonite Church, by Cloy Roth and George Hansen.

Bowman, Stella H. Shenk, 79, Willow Street, Pa. Born: Nov. 21, 1912, Lancaster County, Pa., to Christ C. and Annie E. (Eshleman) Harnish. Died: Dec. 10, 1991, Lancaster County, Pa., in an automobile accident. Survivors-husband: Paul K. Bowman; children: Calvin E. Shenk, L. Dale Shenk, Doris A. Mohler, Norma J. Watterman; stepchildren: Robert T. Bowman, Kenneth T. Bowman, Ruth A. Martin, Mary A. Brown; brothers and sisters: Christ E., Clarence E., and Marvin E. Harnish; Betty Warfel, Susie Thomas, Edna Hess, Florence Thomas, Ruth Hess; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 9 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: C. Mylin Shenk (first husband) and E. Thomas Bowman (step-son). Funeral: Dec. 14, New Danville Mennonite Church, by David Thomas, Jay Garber, and Glenn Shenk Burial: River Corner Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Brubaker, Emma Shetler, 65, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Nov. 10, 1926, Atglen, Pa., to William and Lydia (Kauffman) Shetler. Died: Dec. 27, 1991, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Kenton Kaylor Brubaker; children: Karl E., Kaye L., L. Jane., Annette F.; brother and sisters: Vernon Shetler, Melba Umble, Frances Stoltzfus, Erma Stuckey; one grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 30, Lehman Auditorium, Eastern Mennonite College, by Ruth B. Stoltzfus, Paul Groff, and Clem Bess. Body dedicated to medical science.

Cassel, Mahlon H., 90, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 21, 1902, Broad Axe, to Jesse and Anna (Heckler) Cassel. Died: Jan. 2, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-children: Doris M. Parmer, Janet L. Gane, Mahlon E., Gerald D.; stepchildren: Marilyn Williams, Russel Ruch, Kenneth Ruch; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elsie M. Detweiler Cassel (first wife) and Dorothy Ruch Cassel (second wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 4, 1992, Line Lexington Mennonite Church, by Lowell H. Delp and Kirk Hanger.

Charles, Ivan Groff, 64. Born: Nov. 17, 1927, Lancaster, Pa., to Ivan N. and Esther H. (Groff) Charles. Died: Dec. 10, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Martha (Gingrich) Charles; children: Stephen G., Samuel G., Eunice G., Jesse G.; brother: D. Arthur Charles; 2 grandchildren. Memorial service and burial: Dec. 13-14, Habecker Mennonite Church by Norman C. Shertzer, Gary S. Blosser, Larry J. Stapleton, Christian B. Charles, and Abram H. Charles.

Cochenour, John Eugene, 44, Toledo, Ohio. Born: April 17, 1947, Bucyrus, Ohio, to John and Beatrice Cochenour. Survivors-wife: Debbie Brandeberry; children: John III, Judith, Rebecca; sisters: Phyllis Yoxthimer, Norma Jean Evans, Susan E. Huntley, 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 16, Bancroft Mennonite Church, by Phil Ebersole.

Derstine, Leanna Rachelle, 1 1/2 mos., Perkiomenville, Pa. Born: Nov. 8, 1991, Allentown, Pa., to Galen and Theresa (Godshall) Derstine. Died: Dec. 21, 1991, Philadelphia, Pa., of premature birth complications. Funeral and burial: Dec. 23, Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, by Charles A. Ness.

Durborow, Florita Mae Trainor, 89, Lititz, Pa. Born: March 24, 1902, Cecil County, Md., to Thomas and Helen England Trainor. Died: Nov. 12, 1991, Lititz, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-children: Betty Shindle, Thelma Reddick, Daniel; 25 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Warren Durborow (husband), John, Joseph, James, and Richard (sons). Funeral: Nov. 14, Lancaster, Pa., by Harold Reed and Clair Hollinger. Burial: Mellingers Mennonite Cemetery.

Esbenshade, J. Ross, 81, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: July 4, 1910, Manheim Twp., Pa. Died: Oct. 27, 1991, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Stella (Nolt) Esbenshade; children: Erma Holinger, Doris Landis, Evelyn Rohrer; brothers and sister: Clay, Willis, Elizabeth Diem; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 30, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Shelley Shellenberger and Joe Sherer. Burial: Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Espenshade, Harold S., 55, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Sept. 25, 1936, Mount Joy, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. Clair N. Espenshade. Died: Dec. 3, 1991. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth Baylor; children: Kenneth A., Kim Savage; sister: Patricia Keller; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7, Mount Joy Mennonite Church by Joe Sherer, Shelley Shellenberger, and Jay Booser. Burial: Kraybill Cemetery.

Ford, Mary Hartman, 90. Born: Feb. 17, 1901, Waynesboro, Va., to George S. and Mahala Goode Hartman. Died: Dec. 25, 1991, Hampton, Va. Survivors-children: Walter D., Jr., Howard W., Alice F. Maliongas, Evelyn F. Tatum, Helen F. Dooley; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter D. Ford, Sr. (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 28, Springdale Mennonite Church, by Richard H. Showalter.

Gerber, Idella, 83. Born: 1908, North Easthope Twp., Ont., to Daniel B. and Magdalena
(Schultz) Zehr. Survivors-children: Audrey Schlegel, Eileen Yantzi, Viola Gerber; brothers:
Irvin, Emmanuel, and Norman Zehr. Predeceased by: Daniel R. Gerber (husband) and 2 infant
sons. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Poole Mennonite Church, by Dave Rogalsky.

Hackman, Grace W. (Bergey), 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 8, 1902, Harleysville, Pa., to Abram H. and Katie (Wambold) Bergey. Died: Dec. 21, 1991, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-foster daughter: Alma Derstine; sister: Katie Clemens; 7 foster grandchildren, 22 foster great-grandchildren, one foster great-great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Dec. 27, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Henry L. Ruth, Floyd M. Hackman, and Russell M. Detweiler.

Horst, Wilma (Shantz), 75, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 19, 1916, to Herbert and Selina Shantz. Died: Dec. 17, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Predeceased by: Martin Horst (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 20, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder and Robert Duthie.

Kayes, Charles, 68, Heidelberg, Ont. Born: Toronto, Ont. Died: Dec. 27, 1991, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Doris Weaver; children: Christopher, Linda Cutler, Jane Madai; brothers: Walker, Richard, George; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 30, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue Steiner and Harold Schlegel.

Martin, Raymond, 75, Kokomo, Ind. Born: Sept. 22, 1916, Miami County, Ind., to Joseph B. and Clara (Slabaugh) Martin. Died: Dec. 23, 1991, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors-wife: Lois Sommers; children: Merrill, Rex, Rick, Judy, Jeanie Miller, Sauni Hilligoss, Lyn Camden, Jill Bartholomew; brothers and sisters: Melvin, Willard, Ruth Martin, Beulah Powell, Velma Litwiller, Inez Litwiller; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 27, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Mick Sommers and Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

Moyer, Katie C., 86, Harleysville, Pa. Born: July 18, 1905, Franconia Twp., Pa., to Edwin S. and Susan A. (Clemens) Nice. Died: Dec. 18, 1991, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-daughters: Doris Gahman and Arlene Clemmer; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by:
Linford D. Moyer (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 21, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Russell M. Detweiler and Floyd Hackman.

Schweitzer, Elmer, 90, Julesburg, Colo. Born: Aug. 10, 1901, Seward County, Neb., to David and Laura (Stutzman) Schweitzer. Died: Dec. 16, 1991, Sterling, Colo. Survivors-wife: Anna Roth; children: Donald, Darrell, Grace Smith, Ruth Schweitzer; brother: Roland; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 20, Julesburg Mennonite Church, by Arthur Roth and Earl Von Ehrenkrook. Burial: Hillside Cemetery.

Schertz, Arthur Lee, 78, Nampa, Idaho. Born: Eureka, Ill., to Amos and Elizabeth (Ulrich) Schertz. Died: Albany, Ore., of cancer. Survivors-daughter: Marilyn Tobey; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dorothy Kauffman Schertz (wife). Funeral: Dec. 23, Mennonite Home Chapel, Albany, Ore., by Louis Lehman and Max Yoder. Memorial service: Dec. 30, First Mennonite Church, Nampa, Idaho, by Duane Oesch and Robert Garber. Burial: Kohler Lawn Cemetery.

Shetler, Milton P., 100, Mountain Home, Idaho. Born: Jan. 23, 1891, Somerset County, Pa., to Peter D. and Anna (Hershberger) Shetler. Died: Dec. 12, 1991, Mountain Home, Idaho, from a stroke. Survivors-children: Leland, LaVerne Horst, Ralph, Helen Reeder, Floyd, Eldon, Walter, Paul, Ruth Stutzman, Harold, Lois Decker; 64 grandchildren, 134 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 19, Indian Cove Community Church, by Leland Shetler and Eldon Shetler (sons). Burial: Bruneau Cemetery.

Slagle, Kenneth, C., 79. Born: March 31, 1912, Johnstown, Pa., to Charles and Laura (Lepley) Slagle. Died: Jan. 2, 1992, Chesterfield, Va. Survivors-children: Kenneth E., Paul W., Daniel C., Dawn Marie Flanagan, Samuel D., James L.; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Loretta Ivy Miller (first wife) and Thelma Gossard (second wife). Funeral: Jan. 6, Stahl Mennonite Church, by Harold Shenk and Marvin Kaufman. Burial: Grandview Cemetery.

Steckley, Clara (Schwartzentruber), 81, Millbank, Ont. Born: Nov. 29, 1910, Mornington Twp., Ont., to David and Rebecca (Kuepfer) Schwartzentruber. Died: Dec. 31, 1991, Stratford, Ont. Survivors-children: Kenneth, Sharon Scheerer; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Reuben Steckley (husband) and Eldon (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 3, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Sunderland, Gladys H. (Shore), 76, Mt. Union, Pa. Born: May 23, 1915, Mt. Union, Pa., to Blaine D. and Laura (Price) Shore. Died: Dec. 21, 1991, Mt. Union, Pa. Survivors-children: Donald H., Thelma M. Sharpless; 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry S. Sunderland (husband). Funeral: Dec. 24, Robert D. Heath Funeral Home, by Stanley R. Freed and Gordon Ross. Burial: Haven Rest Memorial Park.

Zook, Floyd F., 75. Born: July 15, 1916, Belleville, Pa., to Frank and Sadie (Stoltzfus) Zook. Died: Dec. 25, 1991, Belleville, Pa. Survivors-brother and sisters: Paul Zook, Lois King, Paulene Peachey. Funeral: Dec. 28, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Elam Glick. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.


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Chupp, Patricia June (Schrock), 58, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 19, 1933, Milford, Ind., to Martha Smucker. Died: Jan. 2, 1992, Phoenix, Ariz., of cancer Survivors-husband: Sam Chupp; children: Kryss, Ron, Kim, Randy; sisters: Jan Yoder, Marcia Yoder; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 6, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by David Mann and Brad Eberly.

Delagrange, Velma (Stutzman), 79, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 29, 1912, Fairview, Mich., to Harvey J. and Pearl (Miller) Stutzman. Died: Nov. 26, 1991, Canyonville, Ore., of cancer. Survivors-son: Andrew M. Schrock; stepchildren: Phyllis Schrock, Helen Hershberger, Jean Kauffman; brother and sisters: Clem Stutzman, Doris Stutzman, Esther Grover, Agnes Wenger; 3 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 18 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harley Schrock (first husband) and Peter Delagrange (second husband). Funeral: Nov. 30, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Vernon Bontreger and John Yoder. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Eberly, Ralph E., 87, Orrville, Ohio. Born: April 21, 1904, Dalton, Ohio, to Aaron and Anna (Eyman) Eberly. Died: Jan. 4, 1992, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Fannie Mae Hilty Eberly; children: Loren E., Elmer J., Ruth Cook, Ellen Eberly; sister: Esther Eberly; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 8, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Lambright, Orpha (Hostetler), 84, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Dec. 25, 1907, Shipshewana. Ind.. to Charles and Nora (Miller) Hostetler Died: Jan. 6, 1992, Shipshewana, Ind., of heart failure. Survivors-husband: Cleo Lambright; children: Eloise Sommers, Janet Kanagy, James, Richard, Robert, Vernon, Wanda Brotherton; 19 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: DeWayne (son) at birth. Funeral and burial: Jan. 9, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop.

Miller, Katie (Miller), 94, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: May 19, 1897, Haven, Kan., to Crist C. and Polly (Plank) Miller. Died: Dec. 28, 1991, South Hutchinson, Kan., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Leroy, Allen, Herman, Earl, Eugene, Doris Jane Yoder; stepchildren:
Freddy Miller, Erma Diener, Cleo Yoder; 17 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 7 stepgrandchildren, 15 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Samuel E. Schrock (first husband) and Noah E. Miller (second husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 31, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Elwood Schrock (grandson) and Dan Kauffman.

Oyer, Elmer J., 95, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 5, 1896, Roanoke, Ill., to John and Mary (Smith) Oyer. Died: Jan. 1, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Dora Springer Oyer; children: Sanford, Melvin, Frank, Wesley, John, Robert, Donna Cripe, Janet Harnish; sisters: Edna Bauchman, Esther Smith; 23 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 4, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by James Waltner Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Ponton, Thelbert "Billy," 45, Newport News, Va. Born: Jan. 2, 1946, Newport News, Va., to Vernell M. Ponton. Died: Dec. 21, 1991, Newport News, Va., of AIDS. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Paula M. Gillis, Barbara B. Brown, Bruce Ponton, David Ponton, James J. Bates. Funeral and burial: Dec. 26, Pleasant Shade Cemetery, by Gordon Zook and Nelson Burkholder.

Riehl, Isaac B., 89, New Holland, Pa. Born: May 7, 1902, E. Lampeter Twp., Pa., to Menno and Mary (Baumgartner) Riehl. Died: Oct. 19, 1991, Lancaster, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Laura Martin Riehl; children: Jean Miller, Virginia Bender, Leroy S., Jerry B., Robert A., Norma Retallack, Dorothy Blank, Bertha Smoker, Kenneth, Donald, John; 32 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ada Stoltzfus Riehl (first wife) and Cora Miller Riehl (second wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 23, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, by Robert Stoltzfus, Herman Glick, and Robert Petersheim.
Obituary corrections: Isaac B. Riehl (Jan. 28, 1992, Gospel Herald), funeral and burial were at Millwood Mennonite Church.

Williams, Oma, 76. Born: July 15, 1915, Perry County, Ky., to Calloway and Betty (Blair) Conway. Died: Jan. 4, 1992, Hazard, Ky. Survivors-children: Raymond William, Roy, George, Keith, Letha Terry, Velda Boggs, Bonnie Combs, Mary Fugate, Betty Terry, Reva Coe, Dorothy Ritchie, Norma Saully, Pamela Southwood, Sharon Hayes; 3 brothers, 6 sisters, 46 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Green B. Williams (husband). Funeral: Jan. 6, Glen Maggard Memorial Chapel, by Orlo J. Fisher. Burial: Conway Family Cemetery.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon.

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