Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1992

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Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 34 - September, 1, 1992 - page 14

Baker, Ralph, 83. Born: Feb. 14, 1909, Millersburg, Ohio, to Henry and Mary (Miller) Baker. Died: Aug. 1, 1992, Coldwater, Kan. Survivors - wife: Ruth (Zimmerman) Baker; children: Richard, Ramona Jarnagin, Roberta Foth; brothers and sister: Ora, Chester, Fern Schultz; 4 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 3, Protection Mennonite Church, by Raymond Unruh.

Beachy, Melvin M., 56, Kokomo, Ind. Born: March 1, 1936, Howard County, Ind., to Manasses and Katie Beachy. Died: June 13, 1992, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors - wife: Ada Troyer Beachy; sons: Daryl, Greg, Doug, John, Tim; brothers and sister: Ezra, Menno, John, Shirley Roaden; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: June 16, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church by Mick Sommers and Lee Miller. Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Bontrager, Jerry E., 76, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: June 23, 1916, LaGrange County, Ind., to Enos L. and Katie (Miller) Bontrager. Died: July 22, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Ann Yoder; children: Mary Ellen Fry, Shirley Hochstetler, Henry, Jerry, Jr., Raymond; half brothers and sisters: Anna Rugg, Rosa Troyer, Clarence Bontrager, Levi Bontrager; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 25, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Derstine, Chester H., 73, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Sept. 28, 1918, Souderton, Pa., to Clarence F. and Mamie (Histand) Derstine. Died: Aug. 1, 1992, Perkasie, Pa. Survivors - wife: Esther A. (Garges) Derstine; children: Donald W., Joan Y. Landis, Sharon L. Gingerich; sisters and brothers: Gladys Thiessen, Beulah Fulmer, Norman H., Kermit H.; stepbrother and sisters: Gerald, Lois, and Freida Myers; 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Aug. 4, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop and Roy C. Bucher.

Fransen, Edwin E., Jr., 75, Sterling, Ill. Born: Oct. 8, 1916, Walnut, Ill., to Carl E. and Vernus (Chance) Fransen. Died: Aug. 7, 1992, Rockford, Ill. Survivors - wife: Mabelle (Richards) Fransen; children: Shirley Dewese, June MacKenzie, Karen Wennekamp, Eileen Fransen, Bonnie Davis, Edwin III ("Bud"), Wendall, Kendall; brother and sister: William, Esther Swanson; 22 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: David (son). Funeral: Aug. 11, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman. Burial: Oak Knoll Memorial Park.

Jantzi, Emma Mary (Birky), 89, Albany, Ore. Born: Sept. 13, 1902, Wisner, Neb., to Joseph and Caroline (Lund) Birky. Died: Aug. 2, 1992, Albany, Ore. Survivors - children: Caroline Wolfer, Bill; stepchildren: Shirley Boshart, Roland, Robert, Ruth Schlabaugh, John, Leo; sister: Ada Roth; 36 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Royden Jantzi (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 4, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Fred Augsburger and Clarence Gerig.

Kortemeier, Stanley, 84, Freeport, Ill. Born: April 19, 1908, Stephenson County, Ill., to Henry and Kate (Lentz) Kortemeier. Died: July 30, 1992, Freeport, Ill., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Donna (Folgate) Kortemeier; children: Shirley Krahmer, Janet Lubbers; brother: Clifford; 6 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Retha (Newcomer) Kortemeier and Lois (Borger) Kortemeier (wives) and Eldon (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 3, Freeport Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt.

Martin, Richard B., 53, Millersville, Pa. Born: Feb. 9, 1939, East Earl Twp., Pa., to William K. and Sara E. (Brubaker) Martin. Died: July 22, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of a brain tumor. Survivors - wife: Elva (Hunt) Martin; children: Cathleen Long, Wilbur, Richard, Scott, Daryl; brothers and sisters: Sara Ann Keener, George B., Mark B., Fred B., Orpha B., John B.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: July 25, Millersville Mennonite Church, by J. Wilmer Eby, Abram Charles, and Aaron Souders, Sr. Burial: Masonville Mennonite Church Cemetery.
He was a deacon at Masonville Mennonite Church since Aug. 1980.

Mast, Amos, 82. Born: March 4, 1910, to Abraham O. and Anna (Bontreger) Mast. Died: July 21, 1992, Belleville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Rachel A. (Miller) Mast; children: Rita Kanagy, Lana Byler, Jerry Randall; brother: Samuel; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 24, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Ivan E. Yoder and Michael Shenk. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Miller, Monroe, 71. Born: Dec. 8, 1920, Holmes County, Ohio, to Solomon and Ida (Miller) Miller. Died: Aug. 11, 1992, Rittman, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Barbara (Burger) Miller; children: James, John, David, Timothy, Martha Scaggs, Sherlyn Myers, Gloria Miller, Eunice Boyes, Pamela Curry; brothers and sisters: Roy, Melvin, Clarence, Fay Miller, Kathryn Hollopeter, Lena Wenger, Irene Thomas, Ida Byer; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Leonard Hershey and Edwin Yoder. Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.

Nyce, Eva L. (Moyer), 87, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 3, 1904, Montgomery County, Pa., to Vincent F. and Mary Ellen (Landis) Moyer. Died: July 29, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - daughter: Pearl N. Derstine; sisters: Maggie L. Willouer, Ada L. Alderfer, Lizzie L. Supplee, Marion L. Godshall, Esther G. Swartley; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jacob F. Nyce (husband) and Linford M. (son). Funeral: Aug. 3, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Floyd Hackman and John Ehst. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Selzer, Glenn Fredric, 85. Born: July 28, 1906, Canton, Kan., to Alvin and Nora (Loucks) Selzer. Died: July 20, 1992, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - children: Fredric, Goldie Piland, Grace Histand, Twyla White, Ruth Akpan; brothers and sisters: Truman, Lester, Roy, Ernest, Opal Bontrager, Berta Miller, Nellie Schultz, Maryann Miller; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Nellie Hartzler Selzer (wife). Funeral and burial: July 23, Protection Mennonite Church, by Raymond Unruh.

Stutzman, Ernest Harry, 81, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Nov. 18, 1910, Johnson County, Iowa, to Harry and Barbara (Troyer) Stutzman. Died: July 21, 1992, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors - wife: Erma (Yoder) Stutzman; children: Wayne (Bud), Dave, Gary, Mary Ellen Shrock; brother: Dorman Stutzman; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 24, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Schmitt. Burial: Palms Memorial Park, Sarasota, Fla.

Swope, Hannah Elizabeth, 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 31, 1902, Pipersville, Pa., to A. Francis and Lizzie (Myers) Swope. Died: Aug. 5, 1992, Souderton, Pa. Survivor - sister: Bertha Gahman. Funeral: Aug. 11, Souderton Mennonite Home Chapel, by Duane Bishop and Henry L. Ruth. Burial: Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois.


Gospel Herald - Volume 85, Number 35 - September 8, 1992, pages 14,15

Deputy, Ruth (Weaver), 77, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Oct. 6, 1914, Rockingham County, Va., to Raleigh and Sallie (Heatwole) Weaver. Died: Aug. 6, 1992, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - husband: Timothy Deputy; children: Ronald L., Lowell W., Merlin O.; brother: Roland Weaver; 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emily Deputy, Mary Ellen Deputy, and Margaret Lehman (daughters). Funeral and burial: Aug. 9, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph C. Shenk, Edith Shenk, and Mike Martin.

Gingerich, Jane Elizabeth (Rich), 42, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Nov. 11, 1949, Washington, Iowa, to Walter and Jean (Stout) Rich. Died: Aug. 18, 1992, Kalona, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors - husband: Emery D. Gingerich; children: Klint Duane, Corwin Duane; brothers and sisters: Ken, Wes, Steve, Phil Rich, Marti Sebok. Funeral: Aug. 21, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn.

Gomoll, Virginia E., 78, Rocky Ford, Colo. Born: Feb. 25, 1914, Chicago, Ill., to Henry and Helen (Peplawski) Gomoll. Died: Aug. 9, 1992, Rocky Ford, Colo. Funeral: Aug. 12, Rocky Ford Mennonite Church, by Paul Isaak and Eugene Schultz. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Heyerly, Joseph Wilson, 79, Halsey, Ore. Born: Nov. 6, 1912, Albany, Ore., to John and Katie (Erb) Heyerly. Died: July 26, 1992, Corvallis, Ore., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Olivene (Stutzman) Hayerly*: children: Connie Rodriquez, Bob, Linda Jacobson; brothers and sister: Melvin, Ernest, Bertha Schrock; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 29, Plainview Mennonite Church, by Fred Augsburger. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery.

Transcriber's note: *Spelling Hayerly as printed in GH.

Householter, Irene (Sullivan) Max, 69, Eureka, Ill. Born: Oct. 1, 1922, Danville, Ill., to Harold and Lottie (Vandyke) Sullivan. Died: Aug. 3, 1992, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - sons: Gary Max, Dan Max, and Bill Max; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arthur Householter (second husband) and Leroy E. Max (first husband). Funeral: Aug. 5, Otto Argo Funeral Home, by Rick Troyer and Elmer Wyse. Burial: Oak Ridge Cemetery.

Kennel, Garald E., 54, Albany, Ore. Born: June 12, 1938, Imlay City, Mich, to Isaac and Matilda (Ropp) Kennel. Died: Aug. 1, 1992, Albany, Ore. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Walter, Leon, Omer, Wilbur, Pete, Delmar, Violet, Vera, Esther Jones, Doris Delp, LaVerne Nofziger, Ruth Nisly. Funeral: Aug. 6, Albany Mennonite Church, by Lynn Miller and Louie Lehman. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Lehman, Saviera (Gingerich), 90, Castorland, N.Y. Born: Oct. 18, 1901, Baden, Ont., to Daniel and Veronica (Lichti) Gingerich. Died: July 16, 1992. Survivors - children: Doris, Clifton, Adalene, Kathleen Moser, Loretta, Aaron A.; brothers and sisters: Henry Gingerich, Olive Cressman, Fannie Moshier; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Aaron K. Lehman (husband). Funeral: July 19, Naumburg Mennonite Church by Richard Zehr and Titus Mast. Burial: Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Earl J., 73, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Dec. 7, 1918, Wauseon, Ohio, to Uriah and Carrie E. (Lehman) Miller. Died: Aug. 1, 1992, Arcadia, Fla., of cardiac arrest. Survivors - wife: Audrey (Croninger) Miller; children: Earlene Smith, Dean J., Mark Anthony, James; brothers and sisters: Jesse, Erma Stoner, Myrtie Warfield, Edna Yoder, Marjorie Rupp; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 5, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger and James Miller.

Miller, Myrle V. (Miller) Krieder, 89. Born: Feb. 14, 1903, Walnut Creek Twp., Ohio, to Amra D. and Jemima (Mast) Miller. Died: Aug. 19, 1992, Honeybrook, Pa. Survivors - husband: David O. Miller; children: Marilyn K. Studer, Robert Duane Kreider; sister: Fyrne Yoder; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ward E. Kreider (first husband) and Sidney D. (son). Funeral: Aug.22, Bethel Mennonite Church. Burial: Maple Hill Mennonite Cemetery.

Murray, Adin Llewellyn, 76, Sterling, Ohio. Born: Aug. 20, 1915, Smithville, Ohio, to Tully B. and Neva (Renneker) Murray. Died: Aug. 15, 1992, Smithville, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Barbara (Gerber) Murray; children: Ron, Susan Hofstetter, Randy; brothers and sisters: Grace, Dorothy Schaffter, Kenneth, David, Marilyn Aspinall; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Martha (Shilling) Murray (first wife). Funeral: Aug. 18, Martins Mennonite Church, by Vincent Frey and Ray Aspinall. Burial: Beech Grove Cemetery.

Otto, Roy, 90, Springs, Pa. Born: May 20, 1902, Springs, Pa., to Daniel D. and Amanda (Maust) Otto. Died: June 30, 1992, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors - wife: Melda (Maust) Otto; children: Dale, Lynn, Louise Livengood; brothers and sister: Walter, Cora, and Lloyd; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven Heatwole and Earl Yoder.
He was ordained Sept 28, 1930, and pastored Springs Mennonite Church.

Spicher, John W., 70, Belleville, Pa. Born: Aug. 26, 1922, Belleville, Pa., to David P. and Sadie (Peachey) Spicher. Died: Aug. 13, 1992, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - wife: Linda (Yoder) Spicher; children: Arlene Hartzler, David P., Edith Hartzler, Mary Hostetler, Ruth Pope, Jay, Esther Hartzler, Lee; brother and sisters: Katie Peachey, Jesse D. Spicher, Amelia Zook; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 16, Allensville Mennonite Church by Philip Barr and Paul Bender. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Steinman, Clayton, 78, Baden, Ont. Born: Nov. 9, 1913, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Christian and Magdalena (Gingerich) Steinman. Died: July 31, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - wife: Violet (Kennel) Jantzi Steinman; children: Floyd, Orval, Roy, Bernice Wagler, Marie Gerber; stepchildren: Elverne Jantzi, Beatrice Klein; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Nancy (Erb) Steinman (first wife). Funeral: Aug. 3, St. Agatha Mennonite Church, by Steve Gerber and Gerald Schwartzentruber Burial: Maple View Cemetery.

Yoder, Annabelle M., 79. Born: March 20, 1913, Belleville, Pa., to Joseph K. and Annie (Kauffman) Hartzler. Died: Aug. 14, 1992, of cancer. Survivors - sisters: Mabel Glick, Edna E. King. Funeral: Aug. 17, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Ivan E. Yoder and Erie Renno. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Yoder, Levi S., 59, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Sept. 7, 1932, Haven, Kan., to William C. Yoder. Died: July 27, 1992, Miami, Fla., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Mary (Kauffman) Yoder; children: Gladys Ann Gall, Richard, Virgil; brothers and sisters: Elizabeth Brown, Katie Miller, Martha Kyle, Sarah Miller, Enos, Ezra, Clarence, William, Rudy; 6 grandchildren. Memorial service: July 30, Ashton Mennonite Church, by Kenneth Nauman, Tom Renno, and Dunn Cochran. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.


Gospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 36 - September 15, 1992 - page 15

Babcock, Mattie (Brubacher), 84, Petoskey, Mich. Born: Feb. 4, 1908, Brutus, Mich., to John and Katherine (Lehman) Brubacher. Died: Aug. 4, 1992, Harbor Springs, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Charles, Jr., Naomi Eby, Bonnie Eby, Wilbur, Wayne, Marlin, Eleanor Buskirk; sister: Martha Yoder; 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Charles Babcock (husband). Funeral: Aug. 7, Petoskey Mennonite Church, by Ora C. Wyse. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery.

Baker, Ralph, 83. Born: Feb. 14, 1909, Millersburg, Ohio, to Henry and Mary (Miller) Baker. Died: Aug. 1, 1992, Coldwater, Kan. Survivors - wife: Ruth (Zimmerman) Baker; children: Ramona Jarnagin, Richard, Roberta Foth; brothers and sister: Ora, Chester, Ferne Schultz; 4 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren. Congregational membership: Protection Mennonite.

Kreider, Jacob S., 83, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Jan. 24, 1909, West Hampfield Twp., Pa., to Benjamin H. and Ella Nora (Stoner) Kreider. Died: Aug. 19, 1992, Manheim, Pa. Survivors - children: Ruth L. Ruhl, Marlin L.; brother and sister: Abram S., Nora S. Otto; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary W. (Longenecker) Kreider (wife). Funeral and burial: Aug. 22, Good's Mennonite Church, by J. Nelson Bechtold and Russell J. Baer.

Metzger, Amanda (Bowman), 79. Born: March 21, 1913, Floradale, Ont., to Martin and Magdalena Bowman. Died: July 20, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Joseph Metzger; children: Minerva Martin, Lorne, Tilman, Elvina Gingrich, Eileen Martin; brothers and sisters: Rebecca Martin, Magdalena Metzger, Katherine Bauman, Solomon Bowman, Tobias Bowman; 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 23, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop and Willard Metzger. Burial: St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery.

Nisely, Mary Catherine (Plank), 74, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Sept. 14, 1917, Kalona, Iowa. Died: Aug. 24, 1992, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors - husband: John Nisely; children: Barbara Eash, Judy Coffman, Sheri Fry, David; foster son: Carl Brown; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 27, Marion Mennonite Chruch, by Brad Miller and Paul Lauver. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Peachey, Emma A. (Yoder), 80, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 25, 1911, Belleville, Pa., to Seiver and Mattie (Sharp) Yoder. Died: Aug. 16, 1992, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors - children: Stella Grant, Betty J. Yoder, Susan J., Jay I., Elrose M.; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Stephen E. Peachey (husband). Funeral: Aug. 18, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger and John H. Shenk. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Thomas, Edgar, 93, Jerome, Pa. Born: May 28, 1899, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Henry and Mary (Kauffman) Thomas. Died: Aug. 25, 1992, Conemaugh, Pa. Survivors - sons: Alton, Nevin; sister: Ada Eash; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bertha Ellen (Hershberger) Thomas (wife), Twila Mae, Ruth A., Ruby A., Donald Henry, and Raymond Dwayne (children). Funeral and burial: Aug. 29, Blough Mennonite Church, by Richard Mininger and Marvin Kaufman.

Warnick, Evelyn (Miller), 77, Greenwood, Del. Born: March 3, 1915, Columbia, Pa., foster daughter of Lewis and Mary (Hochstedler) Miller. Died: July 18, 1992, Greenwood, Del., of heart fairlure. Survivors - children: Nolan, Richard, Claude, Randall; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Archie Warnick (husband). Funeral: July 22, Tressler Mennonite Church, by Lowell Bechtel and Millard Benner. Burial: St. Johnstown Cemetery.

Ziegler, Anna Mae, 70, Souderton, Pa. Born: June 30, 1922, East Greenville, Pa., to Jonathan H. and Anna Maria (Sassman) Ziegler. Died: Aug. 20, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Funeral: Aug. 24, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David F. Derstine. Burial: Clayton Community Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 37 - September 22, 1992 - pages 14, 15

Boshart, Naomi (Moser), 82, Lowville, N.Y. Born: June 28, 1910, Belfort, N.Y., to Daniel and Anna Moser. Died: Aug. 5, 1992, Lowville, N.Y., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - husband: Lloyd Boshart; daughters: Ruth Ann Roggie, Martha, Beth Steria, Mary Honer; brother: Lee Moser; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Annabel (infant daughter). Funeral: Aug 8, Lowville Mennonite Church, by Richard Zehr and Evan Zehr. Burial: Croghan Mennonite Cemetery.

Cleary, Bonita (Gingrich), 36. Born: Nazareth, Ethiopia, to Paul M. and Ann (Keener) Gingrich. Died: Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: Timothy P. Cleary; son: Andrew; parents: Paul and Ann (Keener) Gingrich; brothers and sister: Larry, Bob Hooley-Gingrich; Jud, Mike, Lynda Troyer. Congregational membership: Community Mennonite Church of Lancaster.

Gingerich, Melanie Ann, 3, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 31, 1988, Iowa City, Iowa, to Reagan and Lynn (Thomonn) Gingerich. Died: Aug. 23, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Victor, Benjamin, Heidi, Charity. Funeral: Aug. 25, Sunnyside Mennonite Chruch, by Elmer R. Miller. Burial: Upper Deer Creek Cemetery.

Huyard, Sylvan R., 58, New Holland, Pa. Born: Dec. 25, 1933, Earl Twp., Pa., to Isaac and Ada (Peachey) Huyard. Died: July 16, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of hemolytic anemia. Survivors - wife: Priscilla (Argot) Huyard; children: Karen Hursh, Elvin, Ada, Keith; brothers and sisters: David J., Mary Stoltzfus, Anna Esh, Martha Smucker, Alvin; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 19, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, by Robert Petersheim, Alvin Huyard, and Ray Lapp.

Martin, Paul S., 83, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Jan 14, 1909, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Paul and Lydian (Shantz) Martin. Died: Aug. 17, 1992, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - wife: Almeda (Bauman) Martin; children: Muriel Bechtel, Sharon Brubacher, Elvin; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 19, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder and Pat Falk.

Miller, Francis J., 66, Ligonier, Ind. Born: Oct. 8, 1925, Shipshewana, Ind., to J. Elmer and Rosie (Yoder) Miller. Died: Aug. 30, 1992, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors - wife: Evelyn (Baker) Miller; children: Cindy Mast, Brian; brothers and sisters: Irma, Ruth Lambright, Helen Neff, Charlotte Morningstar, Carolyn Dillon, Rosalie Dintaman, Merilyn Birkey, Dwight, Dewayne; stepbrother: George Elliott; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 2, Maple Grove Mennonite Church by Gene Troyer and Dale Stoll.

Moshier, Spencer D., 76, Watson, N.Y. Born: March 1, 1916, New Bremen, N.Y., to Joseph J. and Sarah (Roggie) Moshier. Died: Aug. 17, 1992, Lowville N.Y. Survivors - brother and sisters: Richard J., Marion Yousey, Luella. Funeral: Aug. 21, Lowville, Mennonite Church, by Evan S. Zehr. Burial: Conservative Mennonite Cemetery.

Musser, Ruth L. (Ebersole), 83, Mt. Joy, Pa. Born: Oct. 23, 1908, to Moses and Lizzie (Longenecker) Ebersole. Died: Aug. 4, 1992. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Edith Groff, Susan Ebersole, Jacob, Moses, John. Funeral: Aug. 8, Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church, by Carl Hershey. Burial: Silver Springs Cemetery.

Rheinheimer, Victoria Carmen, 2 months, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 11, 1992, Goshen, Ind., to Dennis and Teresa (Broach) Rheinheimer. Died: Aug. 14, 1992, Indianapolis, Ind. Survivors - sisters: Cristina and Laura; grandparents: Ed and Merry Broach, and Floyd A. and Katie Rheinheimer. Graveside service: Aug. 17, Grace Lawn Cemetery, by David Helmuth and Ron Adams.

Roth, Dan D., 79, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Oct. 28, 1912, Wayland, Iowa, to Ben R. and Mary (Graber) Roth. Died: Aug. 26, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Wilma (Alston) Roth; children: Mary Jean Young, William, John, Elizabeth Miller, Scott, Susan Bruegge; brothers and sisters: Lester, Vernon, Edwin, Lavina, Stella, Lucille; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Aug. 28, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Dean Swartzendruber and Ruben Chupp.

Thomas, Edgar, 93, Jerome, Pa. Born: May 28, 1899, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Henry and Mary (Kauffman) Thomas. Died: Aug. 25, 1992, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors - sons: Alton, Nevin; sister: Ada Eash; 21 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bertha Ellen (Hershberger) Thomas (wife), Twila Mae, Ruth A., Ruby A. (daughters), Donald Henry and Raymond Dwayne (sons). Funeral and burial: Aug. 29, Blough Mennonite Church, by Marvin L. Kaufman and Richard Mininger.

Troyer, Lydiann (Frey), 80, Topeka, Ind. Born: July 11, 1912, Newton Co., Ind., to Sam and Martie Frey. Died: Aug. 27, 1992, Goshen, Ind. of a stroke. Survivors - husband: Arthur Troyer; children: Jewell Lambright, Donna Proctor, Joyce, Ada Beachy, Louise Beachy, Leroy Stutzman, Gary; brothers and sisters: Elizabeth Stevens, Ada Pecht, Irma Weaver, Josephine Nisly, Sylvanus Frey; 20 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Leroy Stutzman (first husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 29, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Gene Troyer.

Wenger, John Stoner, 79, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 10, 1913, Murrel, Pa., to Benjamin and Elizabeth (Stoner) Wenger. Died: July 12, 1992, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - wife: Marian Louella (Eby) Wenger; children: Eugene, Lois Ann Handrich, Ruth E., Janet Marshman; 8 grandchildren. Memorial service: July 17, Weavers Mennonite Church by Daniel Longenecker and James Delp. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Zimmerman, Esther Mae (Nolt), 96, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Nov. 25, 1895, Earl Twp., Pa., to Henry and Lizzie (Rohrer) Nolt. Died: Aug. 28, 1992, West Earl Twp., Pa. Survivors - children: Ruth N., Alverna N. Mast, Rhoda N. Landis, Titus N., James N., Mahlon N., Jr.; brother: Wilmer R. Nolt; 20 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mahlon M. Zimmerman (husband). Funeral: Sept. 1, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin, Wilbert Lind, and Noah G. Good. Burial: Indiantown Mennonite Cemetery.


Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois


Gospel Herald -- Volume 85, Number 38 - September 29, 1992, pages 14, 15

Brubacher, Arthur C., 75, Elmira, Ont. Born: May 19, 1917, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Moses and Elizabeth Brubacher. Died: Aug. 30, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Survivor - brother: Francis. Funeral and burial: Sept. 2, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Schlegel.

Chupp, Barbara (Nissley), 82, Salem, Ore. Born: Aug. 18, 1910, Fairview, Mich., to Daniel and Lydia (Yoder) Nissley. Died: Aug. 26, 1992, Salem, Ore., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Monroe Chupp; children: Vernon, Lyla Snyder, Marilyn Pace, Maury, Francis, Carol Reisig, Claudia Beechy, Sheila Hochstetler; brothers and sisters: Kathryn Hostetler, Rufus Nissley, Ann Kauffman, Rudolph Nissley, Ruth Mullet; foster sister: Rosella White; 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Marlene Hartzler (daughter). Funeral: Aug. 29, Evangelical Church of North America, Glendive, Mont., by Fred Kanagy and Bob Weinberger. Burial: Dawson County Cemetery.

Good, Mary (Stoner), 87, Manheim, Pa. Born: Dec. 29, 1904, Lancaster County, Pa., to Albert Miller and Mary (Kraybill) Stoner. Died: Sept. 4, 1992, Manheim, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors - husband: Martin Good; children: Elva S. Charles, Wilbur S.; brothers: Andrew, Menno; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9, Erisman Mennonite Church, by Eric Henderson, Andrew Miller, and Norman Shenk. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery.

Greiner, Joseph H., 87, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Sept. 14, 1904, Lancaster County, Pa., to Henry S. and Lizzie (Heisey) Greiner. Died: Aug. 20, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: J. Henry, Helen Oberholtzer, Jane Moyer; 5 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice H. (Baum) Greiner (wife). Funeral: Aug. 24, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe N. Shere and Shelley Shellenberger. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Heatwole, Susan Arlene (Roth), 52, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Dec. 26, 1939, Ontario, Calif., to Jacob S. and Mary (Buckwalter) Roth. Died: Aug. 31, 1992, Harrisonburg, Va., of complications from diabetes. Survivors - husband: Jacob Heatwole; children: Myron, Merwin, Maynard, Monica Hege, Melodie, Merlynne Keener, Maretta; siblings: James, Samuel, and David Roth, Lois Shetler, Rosanna Roth, Ruth Georgiades; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 3, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North and Steve Yoder. Burial: Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hochstetler, Maggie Ellen (Fisher), 82, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 22, 1910, Iowa County, Iowa, to Samuel S. and Mary (Yoder) Fisher. Died: Sept. 7, 1992, Kalona, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors - children: Leslie, Jim, Harlan, Karen Gingerich; brothers and sisters: Leonard, Vernon, Waldo, Luetta Hampton-Johnson, Fern Troyer; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ray Hochstetler (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn.

Kurtz, Edna M., 74, Morgantown, Pa. Born: March 3, 1918, Morgantown, Pa., to Isaac and Anna (Mast) Kurtz. Died: Aug. 27, 1992, Morgantown, Pa., in a car accident. Survivor - sister: Sadie Mast. Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Omar Kurtz and Harvey Stoltzfus.

Otto, Jonas J., 64, Phoenix, Ariz. Born: June 24, 1928, Daviess County, Ind., to Jonas and Mary (Graber) Otto. Died: Aug. 30, 1992, Phoenix, Ariz., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Nancy (Beachy) Otto; children: William Dean, Patricia Ann Beachy, Robert Dale, Dorcas LaVon Dunigan; brother and sisters: John, Amanda, Martha; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Roger Eddie (son). Funeral and burial: Sept 4, Hartville Mennonite Church, by Dave Hall and Henry Schrock.

Peachey, Samuel Y., 86, Belleville, Pa. Born: Sept. 1, 1906, Mifflin County, Pa., to Issac C. and Cassie E. (Yoder) Peachey. Died: Sept. 6, 1992, Belleville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Elizabeth Ann (Hostetler) Peachey. Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Phil Barr, Paul Bender, and Howard Witmer.

Rhodes, Grace G. (Swartzendruber), 81, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 6, 1910, Kalona, Iowa, to Harvey and Sarah (Freyenberger) Swartzendruber. Died: Sept. 3, 1992, Iowa Ciry, Iowa. Survivors - husband: John Rhodes; sons: Jay, Charles; brother: Emerson Swartzendruber; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by : Charlotte Elaine (daughter). Funeral and burial: Sept. 6, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth.

Roth, Kenneth Keith, 62, Seward, Neb. Born: May 19, 1930, Milford, Neb., to Ezra and Mattie (Eicher) Roth. Died: Sept. 7, 1992, Seward, Neb., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Barbara (Schweitzer) Roth; children: Douglas, Peggy Fry, Paula; brothers and sisters: Lonnie, Clifford, Doretta Schweitzer, Imagene Burkey, Julie Hafer; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9, Bellwood Mennonite Church, by Noah Kolb.

Schmucker, Raymond F., 90, Canton, Ohio. Born: April 11, 1902, Stark County, Ohio, to Christian and Lydia Schmucker. Died: Aug. 11, 1992, Canton, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Marjorie (Weldy) Schmucker; children: Vera Van Horn, Roy M.; stepchildren: Reta Gerber, Ronald Schrock; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Margaret (Martin) Schmucker (first wife) and Paul R. (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 13, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber and Bill Detweiler.

Sell, Shirley, 60. Born: March 11, 1932, Telford, Pa., to Franklin and Jerusa (Brey) Sell. Died: Aug. 26, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., of a pulmonary embolism. Survivors - brother and sisters: Harry, Pauline, Ethel Norris. Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Joe M. Haines and Steve Nyce.

Transcribed by: Laura Bontrager Dube, Illinois

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