Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1992

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Gospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 39 - October 6, 1992 - page 14

Bontrager, Floyd F., 92, Fairview, Mich. Born: Nov. 30, 1899, Nappanee, Ind., to Eli and Katie (Johns) Bontrager. Died: Sept. 9, 1992, Fairview, Mich., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Alma (Shantz) Bontrager; children: Lyle, Roger, Marvin, Shirley Cassel; brother: Erie; 17 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Laura (Emmert) Bontrager (first wife).
He was ordained Sept. 5, 1926, at Midland Mennonite Church, where he served for 26 years. Funeral and burial: Sept 12, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger and Ellsworth Handrich.

Eberly, Fannie Mae (Hilty), 87, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 21, 1904, Marshallville, Ohio, to Philip and Mary B. (Steiner) Hilty. Died: Sept. 14, 1992, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors - children: Ellen, Ruth Cook, Elmer J., Loren E.; brothers and sister: Lavina Mumaw, Noah, Elmer; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ralph Eberly (husband). Funeral and burial: Spet. 18, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Gingerich, Reuben Jay, 52, Sarasota, Fla. Born: March 6, 1940, Rugby, N.D., to Aaron and Mattie (Bontrager) Gingerich. Died: Sept. 9, 1992, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors - wife: Arla L. (Graber) Gingerich; children: Brenda M. Black, Arlene, Marlin R.; parents: Aaron and Mattie (Bontrager) Gingerich; brothers and sisters: Iona Slaubaugh, Ilene Bannon, Lana Lengacher, Vernon, Aaron, Ervin Orlin, Ernest, John; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsberger. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Hamsher, Dallas Eugene, 74, Orrville, Ohio. Born: April 17, 1918, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Milo and Ollie (Miller) Hamsher. Died: Aug. 31, 1992, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Kathryn (Lehman) Hamsher; mother: Ollie Hamsher; children: Kathleen Hess, Keith; siblings: John, Edward, James, Thomas, Ruben, Robert, Myron, Betty Martin, Mary Miller; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John P. and Barbara Moyer Lehman. Burial: Smithville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hostetler, Vesta, 77, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: Feb. 12, 1915, Holmes County, Ohio, to Henry N. and Malinda (Beachy) Hochstetler. Died: Sept. 3, 1992, Canton, Ohio. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Ira, Perry, Jonas, Anna Yoder, Barbara Hochstetler. Funeral and burial: Sept. 6, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by Carl Wiebe.

Hurst, Vera Marion (Eby), 89, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 16, 1903, to Benjamin and Esther (Brubacher) Eby. Died: Aug. 29, 1992. Survivors - daughters: Miriam Harnden, Lois Krause; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchilcren. Predeceased by: Isaac Hurst (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, by Bertha Landers and Orland Gingrich.

Knight, Perry Vincent, 70, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Born: July 26, 1922, Logan County, Ohio, to Frank H. and May E. (Walters) Knight. Died: Sept. 12, 1992, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Kara (Murphy) Knight; sister: Frances Funk. Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 16, Rexer-Riggin-Madden Funeral Home, by Ben Eberly. Burial: Greenwood-Union Cemetery.

Neuschwander, Vernon LeRoy, 72, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 2, 1920, Harrisburg, Ore. Died: Sept. 9. 1992, Goshen, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Evangeline (Matthies) Neuschwander; son: Samuel; brothers and sisters: Lorene, Velma Kroph, Paul, Ira; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Marvin Paul (son). Funeral: Sept. 13, East Goshen Mennonite Church, by David B. Miller. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Renz, John G., 89, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Dec. 1, 1902, Basel, Switzerland, to Theophil and Marie (Kleiber) Renz. Died: Sept. 13, 1992, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - daughter: Marilyn Schrock; brother: Paul Renz; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Myrtle (Bowers) Renz (wife). Funeral: Sept. 16, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Lockport Mennonite Cemetery.

Roth, Mary (Roth), 90. Born: June 23, 1902, Milford, Neb., to Peter and Elizabeth (Springer) Roth. Died: Sept. 11, 1992, Milford. Neb. Survivors - children: Earl, Berniece Beckler, Shirley Miller, Grace Grieser, Eunice Oswald, Vada; brother and sister: Ray Roth, Ellen Clark; 31 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chris L. Roth (husband). Funeral and Burial: Sept. 14, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Bill Saltzman and Lloyd Gingerich.

Schell, Linda Faye (Wiersema), 39, Milledgeville, Ill. Born: March 9, 1953, Tacoma, Wash., to Robert and Betty Ann (Medema) Wiersema. Died: Sept. 9, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors - husband: William J. Schell; children: Christy, Tammy, Wesley; brothers and sisters: Michael Wiersema, Douglas Wiersema, Steve Wiersema, Ellen LeFevre, Laura Bogott. Funeral: Sept. 12, Milledgeville Brethren Church, by Kenneth Sullivan. Burial: Science Ridge Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stutzman, Wayne, 72. Born: April 28, 1920, Milford, Neb., to David J. and Phoebe (Stauffer) Stutzman. Died: July 26, 1992, Seward, Neb. Survivors - wife: Maxine (Earnest) Stutzman; children: Reginald, Kim, Claude; brother and sisters: Melvin, Mary Burkey, Violet Roth, Edna Oswald; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Wayne, Jr., and James (sons). Funeral and burial: July 29, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Oliver Roth and Lloyd Gingerich.

Unzicker, Roger G., 52, Goshen, Ind., Born: Nov. 24, 1939, Eureka, Ill., to Roy and Clara (Springer) Unzicker. Died: Aug. 9, 1992, Indianapolis, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Elaine (Yoder) Unzicker; sons: Eric, Thomas, David, Jeffrey; mother: Clara (Springer) Unzicker; sister: Fern DiNicola. Funeral: Aug. 13, College Mennonite Church, by John A. Lapp and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Wilson, Mary L. (Esh), 65, Belleville, Pa. Born: April 18, 1927, Belleville, Pa., to Levi H. and Sadie (Yoder) Esh. Died: Sept. 13, 1992, Belleville, Pa. Survivors - husband: Andrew J. Wilson; children: Wanda Speck, Gregory R.; brothers and sister: Marlin L. Esh, Raymond Y. Esh, Rachel P. Yoder, William Irvin Esh; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward Andrew (son). Memorial service: Sept. 16, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr. Body was donated to Humanity Gifts Registry.

Transcribed by Wilma Troyer Bontrager, Michigan, and Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 40 - October 13, 1992 - page 15

DeVries, Martha (Ledeboer), 93, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 18, 1898, Holland. Died: Aug. 7, 1992, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Fritz, Ike, Hank, Julia Gray, Bill. Predeceased by: Lykle DeVries (husband) and Joan (daughter). Funeral and burial: Aug. 10, Breslau Mennonite Church, by Erwin Wiens.

Frey, Elsie E. (Byler), 87, Akron, N.Y. Born: Sept. 19, 1904, Fayetteville, Pa., to Jacob and Lydia (Kauffman) Byler. Died: Sept. 1, 1992, Medina, N.Y. Survivors - husband: Roy M. Frey; children: Doris Flading, Joyce Alexander, Kenneth, Joseph, Ronald, Donald; sister: Mary Yoder; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 4, Clarence Center - Akron Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Bauman and W. Roy Walls, Jr.

Hertzler, Alta R. (Burkhart), 92. Born: Dec. 6, 1899, Lancaster County, Pa., to Noah H. and Emma (Rohrer) Burkhart. Died: Aug. 20, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: Elma M. Ebersole, Jason R., Norman L., Esther E. Longenecker, Melvin L., Maurice E., Verna L. Vann, Janet I. Pobst; sister: Ada B. Seitz; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Owen A. Hertzler (husband) and Emma Jean Zimmerman (daughter). Funeral and burial: Aug. 25, Slate Hill Mennonite Church, by Harold L. Longenecker, Norman L. Zimmerman (sons-in-law) and Roger L. Steffy.

Hooley, John David, 84, Canby, Ore. Born: Sept. 13, 1908, Belleville, Pa., to Christian and Elizabeth (Hartzler) Hooley. Died: Sept. 14, 1992, Oregon City, Ore. Survivors - wife: Edna (Mullis) Hooley; children: Mary Hukkanen, Kathy Anderson, Eldon, John A., Ken; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by John Garber and Del Hershberger.

King, Adelia, 90. Born: July 21, 1902, Garden City, Mo., to Christian and Mary (Hostetler) King. Died: Sept. 21, 1992, Hesston, Kan. Funeral and burial: Sept. 23, Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, by Weldon Martens.

Knechel, Kathryn V. (Heebner), 69, Mifflinburg, Pa. Born: March 17, 1923, Philadelphia, Pa., to Horice Landis and Mary (Nyce) Heebner. Died: Aug. 31, 1992, Lewisburg, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - husband: Frank A. Knechel; children: Ray H., Jane H. Ferrence, Carol A. Alderfer, Karen K. Kahler; sister: Katie Clemens: half brother: John J. Keller; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kenneth H. (son). Feneral: Sept. 3, James L. Schwartz Funeral Home, by Samuel J. Yoder, Norman W. Moyer, and Glenn Alderfer. Burial: Sept. 4, Towamencin Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lehman, David H., 88, Greencastle, Pa. Born: Oct. 29, 1903, Chambersburg. Pa., to David B. and Sarah (Hege) Lehman. Died: Sept. 5, 1992, Chambersburg, Pa. Survivors - children: Gladys Buckwalter, Dorothy Kreider; brother: Menno; 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Louise Lehman (wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 9, Marion Mennonite Church, by Merle Cordell, Jonathan Kanagy, and Duane Frederick.

Miller, Ada E. Zuck (Hershey), 73, Lancaster, Pa. Born: July 8, 1919, Paradise Twp., Pa., to Jacob and Emma (Ranck) Hershey. Died: Aug. 26, 1992, Lancaster. Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors - husband: Amos N. Miller; children: M. Elaine Zuck, Joanne Greenly, Donna Eigsti, Janet L. Peachey; stepchildren: John H. Miller, Janet Harnish; brothers: Parke R. Hershey, Elvin R. Hershey; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Marvin Zuck (first husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 29, Groffdale Mennonite Church, by Rodney Nafziger, Earl Wert, and Curvin Buchen.

Miller, Roy, 77, Canby, Ore. Born: Oct. 25, 1914, Richard, Colo., to Martin and Fanny (Hochstetler) Miller. Died: Sept. 19, 1992, Canby, Ore. Survivors - wife: Dorothy (Gahler) Miller; children: Gary, Loren, Sherry; brothers and sisters: Monroe, Raymond, Ben, Howard, Iva Litke, Cleo Litke, Frances Brown, Mary Adams; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 22, Zion Mennonite Church, by Del Hershberger and Randy Robertson.

Rice, Noah S., Jr., 62, Pipersville, Pa. Born: March 20, 1930, Pipersville, Pa., to Noah M. and Annie (Swartz) Rice. Died: Aug. 25, 1992, Pipersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Alverda (Leatherman) Rice; children: Delores A. Nice, Beth M., N. Laverne, Jackob A., Donald R., David L.; sisters: Naomi Rolf, Blanche Nyce, Irene Leatherman; foster sister: Orpha Leatherman; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 29, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by Arnold C. Roth and Timothy Weaver.

Smucker, Esther M., 77, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: July 23, 1915, West Liberty, Ohio, to Joe Y. and Katurah (Kauffman) Smucker. Died: Sept. 6, 1992, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Survivor - sister: Leah Belle Kauffman. Funeral: Sept 12, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger. Body donated to science research.

Stanton, David Lynn, 35, New York City, N.Y. Born: Nov. 27, 1956, Oakland, Md., to Owen and Mabel (Broadwater) Stanton. Died: Sept. 12, 1992, New York City, N.Y. Survivors - siblings: Doug, Debbie Haning, Joe. Memorial service: Sept. 17, Newman Funeral Home, by Alan Kauffman. Burial: Family farm, Bittinger, Md.

Weaver, Daniel B., 83, Morgantown, Pa. Born: May 29, 1909, Dover, Del., to Jacob and Lizzie Ann Weaver. Died: Sept. 16, 1992, Morgantown, Pa. Survivors - children: Gladys Cope, Allen, Harold; siblings: Paul B., Walter, Elizabeth Miller; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sadie R. (Kanagy) Weaver (wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 19, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus, Harvey Stoltzfus, and Glenn Leaman.

Yoder, Delila (Miller), 82, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Nov. 11, 1909, Mio, Mich., to John and Sarah (Miller) Miller. Died: Aug 17, 1992, Middlebury, Ind. Survivors - children: Dorothy Shank, Ruth, Janet Martin, Lois Miller, Homer; brothers and sisters: Anna Troyer, Clara Schwartz, Marie Beachy, Jake Miller; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence R. Yoder (husband). Funeral: Aug. 20, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 41 - October 20, 1992 - pages 14, 15

Cassel, Elizabeth Joy, stillborn, Sept. 21, 1992, Harleysville, Pa., to David Ray and Rhonda Sue (Alderfer) Cassel. Survivors - grandparents: Arlen and LaRaine Alderfer, David and Geraldine Cassel. Funeral and burial: Sept. 25, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst and Russell M. Detweiler.

Detrow, Vertie E. (Metzler), 92, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Jan. 29, 1900, Fairfield Twp., Ohio, to Noah and Susan (Metzler) Metzler. Died: Sept. 13, 1992, Columbiania, Ohio. Survivors - children: Dorothy Kauffman, Mildred Grim, Marie Kurtz, Doris Yoder, Arthur; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey A. Detrow (husband). Funeral: Sept. 23, Leetonia Mennonite Church, by Robert Yoder. Burial: Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kauffman, Allie Pearl (Miller), 92, Albany, Ore. Born: April 26, 1900, Garden City, Mo., to Levi and Mattie (Zook) Miller. Died: Sept. 18, 1992, Albany, Ore., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Miriam Neuschwander, Merle; brothers and sisters: Edna Wideman, Emery, Floyd, Sr., Joe Miller; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jacob J. Kauffman (husband) and Leon (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 24, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Gary Neuschwander (grandson), Roy Hostetler, Clarence Gerig, and Gordon Miller.

Longenecker, Emma (Miller), 87, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Sept. 14, 1904, Bainbridge, Pa., to Phares and Emma Miller. Died: Sept. 13, 1992. Survivors - children: Alice Good, Martin, Daniel, Helenl Lapp, Emma Frederick, Edward, William; brother and sister: Phares Miller and Ella Nissley; 28 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16, Mennonite Home Chapel, by J. Mark Frederick and Robert Martin. Burial: Shopes Cemetery, Middletown, Pa.

Miller, C. Jay, 87, Kalona, Iowa. Born: June 5, 1905, Iowa, La., to Abner and Elizabeth (Schrock) Miller. Died: Sept. 30, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors - wife: Katie (Brenneman) Miller; children: Mary Yoder, Eldora Flatt, Elnora Borntrager, Alvin J., Veva Herschberger, Dale W.; step-children: Stanley, Raymond, Rollin, and Rose Mary Brenneman, Shirley Hochstedler; siblings: J. Claude, Elta Burkholder, Ethel, Odena Hostetler, Mary Hochstedler; 31 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, 17 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dinah Miller (first wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 3, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth.

Nussbaum, Edna (Thomas), 80, Kidron, Ohio. Born: June 7, 1912, Johnstown, Pa., to John A. and Mary (Berkey) Thomas. Died: Sept. 27, 1992, Dalton, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors - husband: Melvin Nussbaum. Funeral and burial: Sept. 30, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Dick Wolf.

Roth, Lucille (Albrecht), 65, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Dec. 11, 1926, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Joel and Katherine (Bender) Albrecht. Died: Sept. 24, 1992, Stratford, Ont. Survivors - children: Delores Hogben, Earl Roth; brothers and sister: Elmina Schwartzentruber, Nelson Albrecht, Lester Albrecht; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by Alvin Roth (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 27, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Vernon Leis.

Winzeler, Gladys L. (Nafziger), 91, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Aug. 24, 1901, Fulton County, Ohio, to Menno and Esther (Frey) Nafziger. Died: Sept. 3, 1992, Sarasota, Fla. Predeceased by: Marion Winzeler (husband). Funeral: Sept. 6, Short Funeral Home, Archbold, Ohio, by Ellis Croyle. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Yoder, Alma (Kaufman), 79, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 1, 1913, LaGrange County, Ind., to Rudolph J. and Mary Ann (Yoder) Kaufman. Died: Sept. 23, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: William M. Yoder; children: Marion, Alice Risser, Nancy Nofziger, Charles, John; sisters: Fannie Bontrager, Sylvia Miller, Betty Miller; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Frederick (son). Funeral: Sept. 25, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Rosemary Fry and Russell Krabill. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Yunginger, Jean Reist (Hess), 68, Marietta, Pa. Born: April 9, 1924, Upper Leacock Twp., Pa., to David L. and Amelia (Buckwalter) Hess. Died: Sept. 27, 1992, Marietta, Pa. Survivors - children: Patricia Leaman, Audrey Rohrer, Nancy Keefer, Mary Rittenhouse, Richard C., Jr.; brothers and sisters: Martha Jane Bomberger, Rachel Ann Landis, Robert Hess, Joseph D. Hess, Andrew B. Hess, Owen Richard Hess; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Richard C. Yunginger, Sr. (husband). Funeral: Oct. 1, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe Sherer and Shelley Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill's Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 42 - October 27, 1992 - page 14

Derstine, Howard M., 88, Sellersville, Pa. Born: April 9, 1904, Bedminster Twp, Pa., to John and Lydia (Mill) Derstine. Died: Oct. 5, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., from cirrhosis of the liver. Survivors - wife: Anna (Clymer) Derstine; children: J. Robert, J. Larry, Mark D.; sister: Naomi Gahman; 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 8, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk.

Hess, Amos, 96, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Nov. 4, 1895, Mount Joy Twp., Pa., to Menno L. and Annie (Lehman) Hess. Died: Sept. 22, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: Paul S., Edna H. Brubaker, Martha S.; brother: Menno L.; 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna Mary (Moyer) Hess (second wife) and Ada (Stoner) Hess (first wife). Funeral: Sept. 25, Mennonite Home, by Robert A. Martin, Robert H. Garber, and Shelley R. Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill's Cemetery.

Landes, Jacob T., 98, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 4, 1893, Skippack Twp., Pa., to John T. and Mary C. (Tyson) Landes. Died: Sept. 26, 1992, Soudertron, Pa., of respiratory failure. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Christian, John, Florence, Martha, Anna Stoltzfus, Alice Nase. Funeral: Sept. 30, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Charles A. Ness and Henry Ruth. Burial: Upper Skippack Mennonite Cemetery.
He was ordained on June 9, 1931, and served Upper Skippack Mennonite Church until June 1973.

Leake, Jason W., 21, Hartville, Ohio. Born: March 18, 1971, Ohio, to Richard and Marianne Leake. Died: Oct. 3, 1992, Hartville, Ohio, from injuries in an automobile accident. Survivors - wife: Amy (Miller) Leake; sisters: Diane Olshawsky, Chrissy. Funeral and burial: Oct. 5, Hartville Mennonite Chruch, by David Hall and Henry Shrock.

Moyer, Sallie May (Moyer), 95, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 17, 1897, Souderton, Pa., to Abraham D. and Ella (Nase) Moyer. Died: Sept. 26, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - children: Vernon M., Florence M. Histand, Eleanor M. Wambold; sisters: Hilda Kulp, Miriam Myers; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: A. Vernon Moyer (husband). Funeral: Sept. 30, Sommers-Sadler Funeral Home, by Gerald A. Clemmer. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Mumaw, Gerald Lee, 43, Elkhart, Ind. Born: Oct. 9, 1948, Wooster, Ohio, to Floyd and Ruth (Rohrer) Mumaw. Died: Oct. 1, 1992, Elkhart, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Geraldine (Lehman) Mumaw; children: Justina Evonne, Jessica Elizabeth, Jordan Christian; brothers and sister: Glenn, Gene, Julia Lambert. Funeral: Oct. 5, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Loren Swartzendruber and Paul Gingrich. Burial: Oct. 6, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Steve Thomas.
He was director of Latin America for Mennonite Board of Missions. Previously he worked with Mennonite Board of Education and in Bolivia.

Parrish, Charlene J. (Schloneger), 37, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Jan. 1, 1955, Canton, Ohio, to John and Amy Schloneger. Died: Sept. 22, 1992, Louisville, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Don Parrish; sons: Andrew, Jordan; brothers and sister: Norma Erb; Gerald, Elvin, Loyal, Wesley,and Rodney Schloneger. Funeral and burial: Sept. 25, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber, and Gerry J. Vandeworp.

Roth, Edna (Steinmann), 81, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: May 3, 1911, Mornington Twp., Ont., to Solomon and Sarah (Albrecht) Steinmann. Died: July 3, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - husband: John C. Roth; sons: Edward, Roy; brother and sister: Ervin Leis, Katie Lebold; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: July 6, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Fred Lichti and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Shenk, Amos M., 84, Lancaster, Pa. Born: March 31, 1908, Conestoga, Pa., to Amos G. and Annie (Mylin) Shenk. Died: Sept. 23, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Anna (Keener) Shenk; children: Elma M. Delp, Paul L.; brother: Willis M.; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: infant daughter (stillborn) and Clyde (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 26, River Corner Mennonite Church, by David Thomas, Lester Denlinger, and Glenn Shenk.

Steinmann, Patricia Ann (Tanner), 52, Baden, Ont. Born: June 30, 1940, Halifax, N.S., to Fred and Marie (Wynacht) Tanner. Died: Oct. 4, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - husband: Orval Steinmann; children: Christian Orval, Sarah Marie, Rebecca Patricia. Funeral and burial: Oct. 8, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Ingrid Loepp Thiessen and Fred Lichti.

Stoltzfus, Elmer B., 96, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 6, 1896, Huntsville, Ohio, to Elias Ben and Martha Ellen (Yoder) Stoltzfus. Died: Oct. 5, 1992, Goshen, Ind., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Evelyn Miller, Sara Ellen, Dwight, Glenn, Robert, Edward, M. Eugene; sister: Gladys Hostetler; 23 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Orpha (Beechy) Stoltzfus (wife). Funeral: Oct. 7, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller, Willis L. Breckbill, and Sylvia Shirk Charles. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.
He was ordained as minister in 1940 and as bishop in November, 1942, Plainview Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio; he served there from 1941-1973.

Yoder, Martha (Fitzgerald) Bosley, 79, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: March 18, 1913, Mount Sterling, Ohio, to Joseph and Jessie Inez (Gardner) Fitzgerald. Died: Sept. 25, 1992, Columbus, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors - children: Nancy Thompson, William Bosley; stepchildren: Urma Smith, Donald; sisters: Elsie Yost, Dorothy Plamer, Abbie Irons, Lorraine Lewis, Natalie Green, Ota McGuire, Eunice Yahne, Anne Marsh; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Samuel N. Yoder (second husband) and Carl Bosley (first husband). Funeral: Sept. 28, Kauffman Funeral Home, by Larry Augsburger. Burial: Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois

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