Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1992

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Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 9 - March 3, 1991 ­ pages 13, 14.

Allebach, Paul H., 98, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 13, 1893, Souderton, Pa.. to Jacob K. and Margaret (Hunsberger) Allebach. Died: Feb. 4, 1992, Harleysville, Pa. Survivors-children: Helen M. Alderfer, Ruth M. Landes, Marie M. Allebach, Stanton M., Willard M.; sisters: Florence Raudenbush, Mae Marlin; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mamie Allebach (wife), Esther (infant daughter), and Mark (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 8, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce.

Alwine, Katie E. (Stayrook), 51, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: June 3, 1910, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Francis and Catherine (Blough) Stayrook. Died: Jan. 21, 1992, Somerset, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-husband: Walter L. Alwine; children: Esther Mishler, Ernest; brothers and sisters: Glenn, Francis, Richard, William, Vernon, Clara Hershberger, Erma Ott, Edna Cox; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul (son) and Catherine Miller (daughter). Funeral and burial: Jan. 24, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald Sharp and Stanley R. Freed.

Bauman, Saloma (Martin), 84, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Sept. 3, 1907. Died: Feb. 4, 1992, St. Jacobs, Ont., of bone cancer. Survivors-children: Floyd, Ina Frey, Eva Martin, Howard, Doris Jantzi; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey S. Bauman (husband) and Lorraine Bauman (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 7, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Schlegel.

Cook, Albert Henry, 80, Selkirk, Ont. Born: Jan. 18, 1912, Selkirk, Ont. Died: Jan. 19, 1992, Hamilton, Ont. Survivors-daughter: Mary Cook; sister: Sophie Nelson. Predeceased by: Lela (Winkworth) Cook (wife). Funeral: Jan. 22, Jarvis Funeral Home, by Rod Weber. Burial: Trinity Cemetery.

Gascho, Grace (Brenneman), 63. Born: March 31, 1928, Tavistock, Ont., to Rudy and Susanne (Jutzi) Brenneman. Died: Jan. 3, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Roy Gascho; sons: Ross, Bradley. Memorial service, Jan. 6, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by Paul Martin. Burial: Woodland Cemetery.

Gingerich, Leo G., 74. Born: Feb. 17, 1917, Kalona, Iowa, to Charles and Nettie (Miller) Gingerich. Died: Feb. 8, 1992, Parnell, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Phyllis Eash Gingerich; children: Charles, Nancy Martin, Angela Eash; brothers and sisters: Rollin, Clarence, Wayne, Myrtle Rensberger, Mary Wagamon, Hilda Fisher, Jeannie Wallerich; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 11, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston.

Groff, C. Victor, 56. Born: April 7, 1935, Kinzers, Pa., to Clarence V. and Mabel (Martin) Groff. Died: Jan. 31, 1992, Kinzers, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors-wife: Florence K. (Beiler) Groff; sons: Marlin G., Dean L., Brian L., Larry K.; brother and sisters: Mildred, Almeda Landis, Harold M.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 4, Paradise Mennonite Church, by Paul L. Clark and Jay A. Meck. Burial: Kinzers Mennonite Cemetery.

Kline, Katherine R., 74, Hagerstown, Md. Born to James and Daisy Jackson. Died: Oct 17, 1991, Hagerstown, Md. Survivors-husband: James Kline; daughter: Katherine Smith; two foster daughters; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Gerald Minnich Funeral Home, by Lewis Coss and Roger Martin. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Lehman, Joseph H., 89, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Nov. 24, 1902, Wakarusa, Ind., to Simeon and Saloma (Buzzard) Lehman. Died: Feb. 5, 1992, of congestive heart failure. Survivors-twin daughters: Bonnie Zuercher, Betty Netcher; brother and sisters: Wilbur, Hazel Weaver, Edna Yoder; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arminda Wyse (wife). Funeral: Feb. 8, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles H. Gautsche and Lavon Welty. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Lindhorst, Helen, 81, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Jan. 2, 1911, Hespeler, Ont., to Frederick and Kathe (Harbeck) Lindhorst. Died: Feb. 2, 1992, Cambridge, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors-brothers and sisters: John, Walter, Harry, Peter, Arthur, Donald, David, Katie Yacos, Alice Pettifer. Funeral: Feb. 8, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Parklawn Cemetery.

Nafziger, Ada Marie, 62, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 12, 1929, Archbold, Ohio, to Raymond and Dora (Short) Nafziger. Died: Feb. 7, 1992, Pettisville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-brothers and sister: Maurice, Paul, Anna Rose Kiesow. Funeral: Feb. 10, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles H. Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Obituary corrections, as printed in the May 5th issue:
Ada Marie Nafziger (March 3, 1992, Gospel Herald), is survived by her mother, Dora Schrock.

Serna, Marciano T., 73. Archbold, Ohio. Born: July 12, 1918, Mexico, to Francisco and Juanita Trevino Serna. Died: Feb. 10, 1992, Toledo, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Margarita Zepeda Serna; children: Francisco, Elida, Angela Campos, Mary Hoffsis, Margarita; brothers and sisters: Regino, Marcos, Paula Lozano, Lidia Garza, Ofelia Garcia, Ignacia Prado; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dora (infant daughter). Funeral: Feb. 13, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles H. Gautsche and David Tijerina. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Shetler, Maude (Miller), 90, Sarasota, Fla. Born: March 25, 1901, Taswell County, Ill., to Daniel H. and Lena (Egli) Miller. Died: Feb. 2, 1992, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-children: Alice Schrock, Myra Randolph, Mary Lou Williams, Maynard, Marlyn, Merle, John, Rollin; brother and sisters: Kate Birky, Goldie Oyer, Silda Birkey, Alice Oswald, Myrtle Myers, Sanford; 31 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: George Shetler (husband). Funeral: Feb. 6, Bay Shore Mennonite, Howard S. Schmitt. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Tracey, Edna E., 74. Born: Hagerstown, Md., to Noah and Etta Souders. Died: Feb. 6, 1992, Hagerstown, Md. Survivors-husband: David C. Tracey; children: Hazel Bryan, Mary Jane Greathouse, Irene Cline, Charles Jr., Leroy, James; 20 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Mt. Zion Mennonite Church by Lewis Coss, Roger Martin, and Adam Martin.

Weber, B. Franklin, 86, Lititz, Pa. Born: Jan. 23, 1906, Farmersville, Pa., to Henry S. and Mary (Burkholder) Weber. Died: Feb. 7, 1992, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-wife: Sarah M. (Hostetter) Weber; children: Alice Lapp, Sarah "Sally" Horst, Joyce Busch, Samuel D., and Ben Michael; brothers and sister: Henry S. II, Levi B., Betty Springer; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 11, Lititz Mennonite Church, by J. Clair Hollinger, Melvin Lauver, John Lederach, and Paul W. Weaver. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Wenger, Ira, 80, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Sept. 2, 1911, Wayland, Iowa. Died: Oct. 23, 1991. Survivors-wife: Mildred Grace (Wyse) Wenger; children: Nancy Ann Burkey, Kenneth R., Wayne L.; brother and sister: Harold. Barbara Unternahrer; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by an infant daughter. He was ordained as a deacon in 1964. Funeral: Bethel Mennonite Church, by Ken Steckly and Glen Richard.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 10 - March 10, 1992 ­ pages 14, 15.

Aeschliman, Lillian Short, 76, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 27, 1915, Henry County, Ohio, to Clarence and Mary A. (Schmucker) Short. Died: Jan. 27, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Ora Aeschliman; children: Michael, Jane Konold, Jan Roth; brothers and sister: Dale E. Short, R. Dean Short, Berneda King; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 30, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Allebach, Robert C., 49, Harleysville, Pa. Born: March 17, 1942, Harleysville, Pa., to Preston and Ada Allebach. Died: Jan. 17, 1992, Harleysville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Martha; children: R. Brent, Anita Beetler, Renae M., Karyn L. Funeral and burial: Jan. 22, Towamencin Mennonite Church, by Harold Fly and Earl Anders, Jr.

Bender, Lorne, 79, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Sept. 17, 1912, Tavistock, Ont., to Jacob B. and Magdalena (Ramseyer) Bender. Died: Feb. 17, 1992, Stratford, Ont. Survivors-wife: Annie Ruby Bender; children: Audrey Hoffman, Anna Steinmann, Harold; brother and sister: Clayton, Druscilla Roth; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 20, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Vernon Leis and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Birky, Albert R., 92. Born: Jan. 12, 1900, Hopedale, Ill., to John C. and Elizabeth (Greiser) Birky. Died: Feb. 9, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Kate Miller; children: Dorothy Mishler, Marjorie Hooley, Ivan, Vernon, Joyce McCreary. Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop.

Brilhart, LaVerne, 82, Scottdale, Pa. Born: Feb. 23, 1909, Scottdale, Pa., to Charles Anthony and Cora (Loucks) Brilhart. Died: Dec. 29, 1991, Scottdale, Pa. Survivors-daughter: Carole R.; brother and sister: Earle R. Brilhart, Mildred Showalter; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 31, James Murphy Memorial Home, by John E. Sharp. Burial: Scottdale Cemetery.

Culp, Gertrude (Moss), 84. Born: April 23, 1907, Centreville, Ont., to John and Matilda (Bowman) Moss. Died: Dec. 29, 1991, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Robert, Janet Mayer; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Floyd Culp (husband). Funeral: Dec. 31, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by Paul Martin. Burial: Pioneer Park Cemetery.

Freed, Lydia F., 92, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 1, 1899, Elroy, Pa. Died: Dec. 31, 1991, Souderton, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Verna L. Long, Esther A. Rice; sisters: Margaret A. Kiser, Marietta F. Kratz; stepsisters: Nora A. Rice, Irene A. Moyer; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jonas F. Freed (husband). Funeral: Jan. 6, Souderton Mennonite Home, by Glenn M. Alderfer, Harold M. Fly, and Henry L. Ruth. Burial: Towamencin Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Heishman, Nellie A., 73, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Aug. 22, 1918, Harrisonburg, Va., to Abram C. and Pearl Mae Heishman. Died: Jan. 4, 1992. Survivor-sister: Lydia Pearl Eby. Funeral: Jan. 7, Lindale Mennonite Church, by Randy Schweitzer, Laban Peachey, and Linden Wenger. Burial: Zion Mennonite Cemetery.

Kauffman, Leon W., 75, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: April 4, 1916, Somerset County, Pa., to Allen Webster and Annie C. (Spory) Kauffman. Died: Jan. 22, 1992, Somerset County, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Edna Alwine; children: Wayne, Wanda Horner, Norma Thomas, Leland, Ilene Schropp; sisters: Edith Geyer, Minnie Gindlesperger; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 25, Hoffman Funeral Home, Pa., by Raymond Sistek and Homer Schrock. Burial: Thomas Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kortemeier, Ruth (Yoder), 89, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 5, 1902, Middlebury, Ind., to Silvanus and Susie (Troyer) Yoder. Died: Feb. 12, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-daughter: Marilyn Welty; brother and sister: Rhea Yoder, Paton Yoder; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul Kortemeier (husband). Funeral: Feb. 15, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Rosemary Fry, Jerry Wittrig, and James Detweiler. Burial: Freeport Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Landis, Margaret L., 88. Born: Dec. 24, 1903, Lancaster County, Pa., to Jacob E. and Anna (Longenecker) Landis. Died: Feb. 15, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Funeral: Feb. 19, Miller Funeral Home, by Joe N. Sherer and Robert Garber. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Pa.

Miller, Alvin K., 76, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 22, 1915, Middlebury, Ind. Died: Jan. 19, 1992, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-wife: Katie Stutzman; children: Mary Ann Kauffman, Norma Jean Whitaker, Beverly Beaton, Charles, Wayne, Larry; step-children: Leon, Vernon, Melvin, Elmer, Ray, Glenn; brothers and sisters: Emma Birkey, Sadie Yoder, Verna Bickel, Leola Plank, Harley, Elmer, Ora, Ralph; 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; 21 step-grandchildren, 22 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by a daughter. Funeral: Jan. 24, Forks Mennonite Church, by Sylvester Haarer and Eugene Bontrager. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

Miller, Viola C. Greider, 86, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Oct. 19, 1905, West Hempfield Twp., Pa., to Henry C. and Emma (Witmer) Greider. Died: Feb. 5, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: J. Robert, P. Raymond, Bernice Zurin; 9 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Paul S. Miller (husband). Funeral: Feb. 8, Landisville Mennonite Church, by James Gingrich, Arthur Miller, and Chester Kurtz. Burial: Kraybill's Mennonite Cemetery.

Rosenberger, Sallie Moyer, 85, Hatfield, Pa. Born: Sept. 2, 1906, Franconia Twp., Pa., to John M. and Sallie Grater (Moyer) Landis. Died: Feb. 14, 1992, Towamencin Twp., Pa., of lymphoma. Survivors-children: Mildred L. Burkholder, William L., Marcus L., Gladys L. Grasse, Mary L. Newcomer, Susan L. Derstine, Henry L., James L., Sally L. Harshbarger; sister: Edith Landis; 26 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond H. Rosenberger (husband), Arlene (daughter), and three infant daughters. Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty and Mary Ann Shreiner.

Shank, Guy, 94, Nampa, Idaho. Born: Nov. 28, 1897, Roseland, Neb. Died: Jan. 30, 1992, Nampa, Idaho, of cancer. Survivors-children: Clayton, Harold, Harriet Shenk, Irene Ross; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Lapp (wife). Funeral: Feb. 3, First Mennonite Church, by Robert Garber and Robert Miller. Burial: Kohlerlawn Cemetery.

Weaver, John J., 74. Born: April 23, 1917, Holmes County, Ohio, to John B. and Susan (Miller) Weaver. Died: Feb. 8, 1992, Millersburg, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Melva Mullet; daughter: Leona Hershberger; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 11, Grace Mennonite Church, by David R. Clemens and Robert N. Troyer.

Wenger, Ruth D., 85, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 19, 1906, Sellersville, Pa., to Jonas M. and Clara A. (Derstine) Detweiler. Died: Feb. 19, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: John Christian; children: Mary Lois Weaver, Elizabeth Anne, Daniel Martin, John Paul; brother and sister: Esther Detweiler, Paul Detweiler; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Feb. 22, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by James Detweiler, Harvey Chupp, and Jerry Wittrig. Burial: Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Yoder, Henry, 94. Born: Oct. 18, 1897, McPherson County, Kan., to Joas and Amanda (Yoder) Yoder. Died: Jan. 27, 1992, Anthony, Kan., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Nettie Troyer; children: Fern Mitchell, Floyd, Ellis, Earl Wesley Yoder; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 30, Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by Karol Gregory.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 11 - March 17, 1992 ­ page 14.

Bowser, George Henry, 77, Accident, Md. Born: May 28, 1914, Accident, Md., to William and Ruth (Brant) Bowser. Died: Feb. 16, 1992, Garrett County, Md., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Kathryn (Metzler) Bowser; children: Hazel Gaumer, Henry; sisters: Alice Younkin, Hazel Spessard; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, Glade Mennonite Church, by Alan Kauffman.

Brydge, Howard Alburtus, 90, Waynesboro, Va. Born: June 4, 1901, Augusta County, Va., to James Robert "Dellie" and Ida B. Brydge. Died: Dec. 28, 1991, Waynesboro, Va. Survivors-wife: Naomi Davis Brydge; children: Velma Hanger, Louise Morris, Helen Hanger, Nancy Satterfield. Predeceased by: Sallie B. Coffey (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 31, Mountain View Mennonite Church, by Charles C. Ramsey and Richard Showalter.

Eash, Leon, 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 6, 1912, LaGrange County, Ind. Died: Feb. 23, 1992, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Edna Steiner Eash; children: Norval, Melvin, LeRoy, Mervin; brother and sister: Joe, Leota Burkholder; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 26, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by James Detweiler and Paul Lantz.

Gerber, John W., 81, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: March 3, 1910, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to John R. and Catherine (Wagler) Gerber. Died: Feb. 20, 1992, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Clara Bast Gerber; children: Earl, Lorne, Katherine Leclair; brothers and sister: Aaron, Joe, Nancy Nafziger; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 23, Maple View Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Henderson, Fern D. Barkey, 67, Gibsonburg, Ohio. Born: Nov. 18, 1924, Elkhart, Ind., to Elmer and Dola Mast Barkey. Died: Feb. 7, 1992, Gibsonburg, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Ansel Henderson; children: Brian, Eric, Greg, Linda Herr, Marcia Richardson, Doreen Davis; sisters: Opal Gunden, Mildred Eby; 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 5 stepgrandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 10, Grace Brethren Church, Fremont, Ohio, by James Detweiler and Gene Klingler. Memorial service: Feb. 11, Olive Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind., by James Detweiler and Dale Shenk. Burial: West Union Cemetery, Gibsonburg.

Howell, William A., Sr., 70, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: March 13, 1921, East Liverpool, Ohio, to William Wesley and Nola B. (Pullins) Howell. Died: Feb. 19, 1992, Salem, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Ruth A. Coy Howell; children: Gloria, William, Jr.; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 22, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry D. Rohrer.

Leis, Alvin D., 78, Wellesley, Ont. Born: Feb. 23, 1913, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to John B. and Barbara (Gascho) Leis. Died: Feb. 18, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of leukemia. Survivors-wife: Adella (Kropf) Leis; children: Albert, Shirley Roth; brother and sisters: Ervin, Katie Lebold, Edna Roth; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. He was ordained deacon in 1960 and minister in 1966 at Maple View Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Feb. 22, Maple View Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Martin, Steven Ray, (infant). Born: Feb. 10, 1992, London, Ont., to David and Karen (Ropp) Martin. Died: Feb. 10, 1992, London, Ont. Funeral and burial: Feb. 16, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Vernon Leis.

Wenger, Ira, 80, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Sept. 2, 1911, Wayland, Iowa, to John R. and Katie Ann (Christner) Wenger. Died: Oct. 23, 1991, Wayland, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Mildred Grace (Wyse) Wenger; children: Nancy Ann Burkey, Kenneth R., Wayne L.; brother and sister: Harold, Barbara Unternahrer; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jane Marie (infant daughter). He was ordained deacon in 1964 at Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Oct. 26, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Ken Steckly and Glen Richard.

Wenger, Ruth Detweiler, 85, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 19, 1906, Sellersville, Pa., to Jonas and Clara (Derstine) Detweiler. Died: Feb. 19, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: John C. Wenger; children: Daniel, John, Mary Lois Weaver, Elizabeth Wenger; brother and sister: Paul Detweiler, Esther Detweiler; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 22, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by James Detweiler, Harvey Chupp, and Jerry Wittrig. Burial: Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Yoder, Laura N. (Stoudt), 96, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 11, 1896, Doylestown, to Henry and Magdaleen (Nice) Stoudt. Died: Feb. 24, 1992, Souderton, Pa., of heart and lung failure. Survivors-children: Miriam Anders, Esther Moyer, David, Paul, Dorothy Derstine, Herbert, Gladys Allebach, Luther Donald, Daniel; brothers and sisters: Jacob Stoudt, Paul Stoudt, Alverda Moore, Stella Blank; 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Abram D. Yoder (husband), Timothy Richard (son), Laura Grace, and Gloria (daughters). Funeral and burial: Feb. 27, Swamp Mennonite Church, by William A. Brunk.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 13 - March 24, 1992 ­ page 14, 15.

Baker, Alice Pearl, 80, Protection, Kan. Born: May 30, 1911, to Roy and Mary (Huff) Toothaker. Died: Jan. 14, 1992, Protection, Kan. Survivors-husband: Chester Baker; sons: Francis and Murl; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 18, Protection Mennonite Church, by Raymond Unruh.

Derstine, Lloyd F., 80, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 15, 1911, Souderton, Pa., to Mahlon B. and Mary (Souder) Derstine. Died: Feb. 27, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-wife: Lillie Anna Petrie Derstine; children: Violette P. Gottshall, LaRene D. Barndt; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carol (infant daughter). Funeral and burial: March 2, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer, Steven C. Nyce, and Nancy L. Gottshall.

Eberly, Esther, 82, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 21, 1909, Dalton, Ohio, to Aaron and Anna (Eyman) Eberly. Died: Feb. 19, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivor-brother: Ralph. Funeral: Feb. 22, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Erb, Omar W., 81. Born: Oct. 11, 1910, to John and Lena (Oswald) Erb. Died: Feb. 15, 1992, Casselton, N.D. Survivors-wife: Mary Ann (Roth); children: Paul, Jo Ann Schrock, Donna McKelvey, Ruby Van Amburg, Dorothy Kingsley, Lola Rosenberger, Margaret Wendorf, Arlene Jorgenson, Linda Erb; brothers and sister: Walter, John, Ezra, Ruby Grieser; 19 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Casselton Mennonite Church, by Glen Birky.

Fetterolf, Epentus (Penny), 81, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Dec. 31, 1910, Norristown, Pa., to Nathan L. and Anna (Heukeroth) Fetterolf. Died: Feb. 23, 1992, Lansdale, Pa. Survivors-wife: Evelyn L. (Frederick) Fetterolf; children: Joan D. Moyer, Kenneth D.; brother and sister: William, Dorothy Lease; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 29, Line Lexington Mennonite Church, by Lowell H. Delp and Bob Walters.

Gingerich, Truman W., 79, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 12, 1912, Versailles, Mo., to Amos and Nannie (Yoder) Gingerich. Died: Feb, 22, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Velma Eash; sons: Gilbert, Wallace, Jerry Lee; brothers and sisters: Charity Troyer, Leroy, Eunice Histand, Paul, Lois Bender, Simon, Clayton; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Larry Truman (son). Funeral: Feb. 26, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh. Burial: West Union Cemetery.

Leatherman, Florence Y. (Moyer), 78, Doylestown, Pa. Born: Sept. 9, 1913, Colmar, Pa., to Sylanus G. and Anna Mary (Yothers) Moyer. Died: Feb. 25, 1992, Allentown, Pa. Survivors-husband: Abram D. Leatherman; daughters: Shirley Marie Godshall, F. Arlene DuBree; sister: Martha Cramer; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Horace and Frank (sons). Funeral and burial: March 2, Line Lexington Mennonite Church, by Lowell H. Delp.

Litwiller, Mary Vietta (Good), 74, Didsbury, Alta. Born: May 1, 1917, Carstairs, Alta., to Simeon and Elsie (Snyder) Good. Died: Feb. 26, 1992, Didsbury, Alta. Survivors-husband: Stanley Litwiller; daughters: Joanne Stickl, Christine Archer; brothers: Ward and Clare Good; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 29, West Zion Mennonite Church, by James J. Miller.

Miller, Grace Burnett, 80, Berlin, Ohio. Born: June 8, 1911, Holmes County, to Samuel Jackson and Nettie (Hochstetler) Maxwell. Died: Jan. 18, 1992, Berlin, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Williard S. Miller; children: Joanne Miller, Max, Ted; brothers: Clell, Doyle, and Carl Maxwell; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 21, Berlin Mennonite Church, by Leon Schrock.

Miller, Perry J., 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 8, 1905, LaGrange County, Ind., to John D. and Melinda Mehl Miller. Died: Feb. 21, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Lucile Miller Miller; children: Jewel Schlatter, Sally Jo Milne, Gerald; brothers: Harold, Vernon; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 25, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Miller, Rodney R., 32, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 28, 1960, Iowa City, Iowa, to Chester A. and Sarah Yoder Miller. Died: Feb. 28, 1992, Missouri, in a truck accident. Survivors-wife: Sherri Schweitzer; children: Brylee, Roby, Grael; brother and sisters: Lowell, Lois Rhodes, Muriel Nisly. Funeral: March 3, Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston and John King. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Moyer, Clayton, 87, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Sept. 8, 1904, Harleysville, Pa., to John and Susan Clemens Moyer. Died: Feb. 22, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Evelyn, Grace Myers, Harold, Elizabeth Miller, Lorene Maust, Marvin, Sarah Fisher, Susan Moyer, Mary Jane Green, Loretta Moyer; brothers and sisters: Bertha Landis, Katy Nice, Benjamin, Horace, Mamie Kratz, Anna Anders; 37 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lizzie (Bissey) Moyer and Mary (Beyer) Moyer (first and second wives) and Laverne (child). Funeral: Feb. 26, Salford Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Willis Miller and John L. Ruth. Burial: Christ Reformed Church Cemetery.

Nofziger, Kathryn Short, 82, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 28, 1910, Archhold, Ohio, to Amandus and Malinda Aeschliman Short. Died: Feb. 28, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-sons: Roger, Myrl; brothers and sister: Paul, Lawrence, Jesse, Fanny Gisel; 7 grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Jesse L. Nofziger (husband) and Daryl (son). Funeral: March 2, College Mennonite Church, by James H. Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Payne, Roy P., 62, Norfolk, Va. Born: April 25, 1929, to Roy and Grace Payne. Died: Feb. 16, 1992, Norfolk, Va. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Hilda Mae Yoder, Virginia Townsend, Dorothy Baker, James, Paul, Richard. Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Deep Creek Mennonite Church, by Addona Nissley, Robert Mast, and Ted Bashford.

Yoder, Naomi E. (Schrock), 63, Berlin, Ohio. Born: Oct. 16, 1928, Millersburg, Ohio, to William E. and Katie (Kauffman) Schrock. Died: Jan. 23, 1992, Berlin, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Carl H. Yoder; children: Marcia Miller, Kevin, Mary Beth Stuckey; sister: Ruth Mumaw; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sheila and Janelle (daughters). Funeral and burial: Jan. 26, Berlin Mennonite Church, by Leon Schrock and Eldon King.


Gospel Herald - Volume 75, Number 13 - March 31, 1992 ­ page 14.

Farmwald, Martha (Kaufman), 83, Nappanee, Ind. Born: May 21, 1908, Arthur, Ill., to Isaac and Leah (Yoder) Kaufman. Died: Feb. 22, 1992, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-sons: Leon, Kenneth, Stan, Don, Royce, Paul; sister: Ella Miller; 18 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren, 8 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alvin Farmwald (husband). Funeral: Feb. 25, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Union Center Cemetery.

Kauffman, John E., 98, Atglen, Pa. Born: June 21, 1893, Gordonville, Pa., to Benjamin K. and Mary (Esch) Kauffman. Died: Dec. 24, 1991, Honey Brook, Pa. Survivors-children: Martha K. Coffman, Mary K. Martin, Benjamin K., Timothy K.; brother: Elmer J.; 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Malinda Barbara Kurtz Kauffman (wife). Funeral: Dec. 30, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Andrew H. Leatherman, R. Clair Umble, Herman N. Glick, and Luke S. Martin. Burial: Millwood Mennonite Cemetery.

Obituary correction: John E. Kauffman (March 31, 1992, Gospel Herald) is survived by another son, John K.

Kephart, Linda, 43, Manteo, N.C. Born: March 16, 1948, Norfolk, Va., to Avis Hochstetler Kephart. Died: Feb. 29, 1992, Norfolk, Va., of leukemia. Survivors-brother and sister: Sharon Kephart Goudy, Richard. Funeral and burial: March 3, Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Merlin L. Miller and Harold Bergey.

Lehman, Esther E. (Lehman), 81, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Feb. 18, 1911, Kidron, Ohio, to Reuben R. and Anna (Hofstetter) Lehman. Died: March 5, 1992, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-daughter: Lavera Geiser; brother and sister: Frieda, Calvin; halfbrothers and sister: Ellis, Lloyd, Anna Marie; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Levi Lehman (husband) and Anna Belle Lehman (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 7, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Mast, Levi M., 83, Intercourse, Pa. Born: Sept. 3, 1908, Logan County, Ohio, to Samuel and Elmma (King) Mast. Died: Feb. 11, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Anna R. Baum; sons: David H., John Paul, F. Clair; sisters: Edna Mast, Lydia King; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 14, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Phil Freed and Richard Umble.

Miller, Alice Claire Yoder, 85, Sarasota, Fla. Born: June 25, 1906, Fairview, Md., to Daniel and Leah Yoder. Died: Feb. 25, 1992, Sarasota, Fla., of heart failure. Survivors-children:
Alice Bontrager, Lois Christman, Marian, Joyce Thieszen, Sylvia Hostetler, Leonard, Richard, Emmery, Daniel, Floyd, Omar, Albert, Clifford, Samuel; 46 grandchildren, 75 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lester Miller (husband). Funeral: Feb. 28, Robarts Funeral Home, by A. Don Augsburger and Gerald Mininger. Burial: Sarasota Palms Memorial Park.

Oswald, Paul, 75. Born: Feb. 16, 1916, Shickley, Neb. to Christian and Elizabeth (Birky) Oswald. Died: Feb. 15, 1992 Sturgis, Mich. Survivors wife Barbara Ellen Schweitzer Oswald; children: Mattie Miller, Sharon Schrock, Richard P.; brothers and sisters Alvin, Emanuel, Leland, Sadie Kauffman, Dorothy Schweitzer Katherine Oswald, Rhoda Oswald; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb 19, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Leon Kaufman, Leland Oswald, and Dean Brubaker.

Snyder, Leona E., 90, Glendale, Ariz. Died: Feb. 29, 1992, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors-husband: Simon Snyder; stepdaughter: Jean Tye; sister: Arvada Grabill. Funeral: March 3, Resthaven Park, by Peter B. Wiebe. Burial: Resthaven Park Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Rebecca Kauffman, 92, Ronks, Pa. Born: Sept. 27, 1899, Chester County, Pa., to Ezra L. and Annie S. Kauffman Stoltzfus. Died: Feb. 9, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-children: Gladys A. Sweigart, Della A. Stoltzfus, Ezra L., Roy A., Violet R. Sollenberger, Anna E. Weaver; sisters: Sarah S. Stoltzfus, Savilla Lapp; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jacob S. Stoltzfus (husband) and Norman J. Stoltzfus (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 12, Maple Grove Mennonite, by Herman N. Glick, J. Richard Umble, and Philip M. Freed.

Wyse, Samuel Scott, 37, Wayland, Iowa. Born: July 6, 1954, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, to Marlin and Aldine (Eichelberger) Wyse. Died: Feb. 25, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Donna Harmon; sisters: Marla Mast, Bonnie Kaufman, Lynette Gingerich. Funeral and burial: Feb. 28, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Ruben Chupp and Dean Swartzendruber.

Transcribed by Ralph Shetler, Oregon

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