Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 14 -April 6, 1993, pages 18, 19.

Bauman.- Rebecca Brubacher, 89, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Dec. 2, 1903, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Henry and Hannah Shantz Brubacher. Died: Feb. 18, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Orton, Clara Grofi, Lester; brothers and sisters: Irvine, Emerson, Elvina Martin, Sarah Buehler; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry Bauman (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 20, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop.

Brydge.- Ila Rea Ramsey, 75, Lyndhurst, Va. Born: Feb. 24, 1918, Augusta County, Va., to Samuel C. and Drucilla Ramsey. Died: March 1, 1993, Charlottesville, Va. Survivors-husband: Vance R. Brydge; children: Leland, Carlton, Eldon "Bud," Sandra K. Burkholder; brother: Willie I. Ramsey; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 4, Lynside Mennonite Church, by Alvin Graber and Charles Ramsey. Burial: Riverview Cemetery.

Coffman.- Robert Joseph, 85, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Jan. 19, 1908, Dayton, Va., to Homer and Ella Swope Coffman. Died: March 4, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-wife: A. Mary Swartz Coffman; daughter: Gladys Hedrick; brothers and sisters: Samuel, Paul, David, Sarah Campbell, Naomi Swartz, Phoebe; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert J. Coffman, Jr. (son), and an infant son. Funeral: March 7, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph Shenk, Edith Shenk, Chip Leatherman, and George Fletcher. Burial: Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Erb.- Wilford, 80, Sterling, Colo. Born: Aug. 23, 1912, O'Neill, Neb., to Chris and Barbara Oswald Erb. Died: March 11, 1993, Sterling, Colo., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Vergie Zehr Erb; sons: Oran, Clayton; brother: Leonard; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 16, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen, Ivan Troyer, and Earnest Kauffman.

Frank.- Alverda Mae Hershey, 88, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Aug. 25, 1904, Mount Joy Twp., Pa., to Christian N. and Frances Wolgemuth Hershey. Died: March 14, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-husband: Henry W. Frank; children: Richard, Donald H., Mildred H. Groff; 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 17, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe N. Sherer and Shelley Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Geil.- Cora White, 93, Gulfport, Miss. Born: Sept. 6, 1899, South English, Iowa, to William and Laura Morgan White. Died: Feb. 26, 1993, Gulfport, Miss. Survivors-children: Clarence W., David P., Jr.; 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Paul Geil (husband). Funeral: Feb. 28, Riemann Funeral Home, by David L. Kniss. Burial: Gulfhaven Mennonite Cemetery.

Graybill.- Ruth E. Yoder, 84, Dakota, Ill. Born: May 28, 1908, Shipshewana, Ind., to Masellas and Mary Ann Berkey Yoder. Died: March 10, 1993, Freeport, Ill., from kidney failure. Survivors-husband: Paul Graybill; children: Pauline Kennel, Marianna Schrader, Robert; 18 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Freeport Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt.

Hochstetler.- Virgil, 69, Hamilton, Mont. Born: Nov. 18, 1923, White Sulphur Springs, Mont., to John and Emma Birky Hochstetler. Died: Feb. 8, 1993, Hamilton, Mont., of cancer. Survivors-children: Eileen Switzer, Eldon, Marcus; siblings: Harold, Owen, Nona Brubaker, Leona Oesch; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mildred Brenneman Hochstetler (wife). Funeral: Feb. 12, Woodside Mennonite Church, by Jim Egsti and John Teichroeb. Burial: Corvallis Cemetery. He was ordained December 1963 at Leader Mennonite Church, and also pastored at Woodside Mennonite Church.

Lichti.- Mary Jantzi, 67, Wellesley, Ont. Born: Dec. 1, 1925, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Amos and Nancy Gerber Jantzi. Died: March 13, 1993, Wellesley, Ont. Survivors-husband: Melvin Lichti; children: Edna Jane Lebold, Nelda Erb; sister: Eva Albrecht; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 15, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Miller.- Daniel W., 69, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Born: Feb. 16, 1924, Akron, Pa., to Orie 0. and Elta Wolf Miller. Died: Feb. 23, 1993, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Survivors-wife: Eunice Litwiller Miller; children: Gregory, Marisa, Kent; brothers: Albert W., John W., Robert W.; 6 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Ephrata Mennonite Church and Floresta Mennonite, Buenos Aires. Cremation.

Miller.- Grace Ora Moser, 95, Springs, Pa. Born: Nov. 9, 1897, Meyersdale, Pa., to William and Ellen Berkley Moser. Died: Feb. 26, 1993, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors-children: Blaine, Richard, Gary, Elnora; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Myron G. Miller (husband) and Elgin (son). Funeral and burial: March 1, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven Heatwole and Daniel Whitacre.

Nafziger.- Vilas L., 82. Born: Dec. 24, 1910, Beaver Crossing, Neb., to John and Otilla Sutter Nafziger. Died: March 9, 1993, Hopedale, Ill. Survivors-wife: Erma Litwiller Nafziger; children: Marlene Birky, Barbara Frantz, Shirley Brunk, John, Keith; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: March 13, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl A. Horner.

Poole.- Robert A.; 62. Born: Jan. 23, 1931, Waynesboro, Pa., to Jack Poole and Dorothy Shipp Poole Kayser. Died: March 13, 1993, Waynesboro, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Miriam Bingaman Poole; children: Robert, Jr., Beverly Poole Coyle; 5 grandchildren; stepfather: Gale Kayser; stepbrother: Gale, Jr. Funeral and burial: March 17, Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, by Nelson L. Martin and Gary Zook.

Sauder.- Raymond W., 73, Lititz, Pa. Born: New Holland, Pa., to Frank and Susie Weaver Sauder. Died: Feb. 4, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Marguerite Stauffer Sauder; sons: R. Clair, Glenn E., James N., Paul D.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 9, Hess Mennonite Church, by Wilbur Lentz and Raymond Bucher.

Schrock.- Raymond F., 85, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Oct. 3, 1907, Orrville, Ohio, to Levi and Sarah Curie Schrock. Died: March 10, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-daughters: Alice Hegemeier, Janet Smucker; stepchildren: Howard and Edward Shearer; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 6 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: LaVida Shearer Schrock (second wife) and Ruth Robert Schrock (first wife). Congregational membership: South Union Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 13, Gresser Funeral Home, by Randy Reminder. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.

Schultz.- Robert "Bobby" J., 36, Protection, Kan. Born: Dec. 18, 1956, Ashland, Kan., to Bob and Sue Frazier Schultz. Died: March 2, 1993, Protection, Kan. Survivors-parents; sisters: Terri Hubbard, Shawn Miller, Mindy Brass; grandfather: Carlyle Frazier. Funeral and burial: March 5, Protection Mennonite Church, by Raymond Unruh.

Schwartzentruber.- Mary Gascho, 91, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Sept. 20, 1901, Crossbill, Ont., to Joseph and Catherine Leis Gascho. Died: March 4, 1993, of heart failure. Survivors-children: Harold, Laura Gerber, Mary Ellen Gerber; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Schwartzentruber (husband) and Irvin (son). Funeral and burial: March 7, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch and Steve Gerber.

Shank.- J. Ward, 88, Broadway, Va. Born: July 30, 1904, Broadway, Va., to Perry E. and Katie Showalter Shank. Died: March 6, 1993, Broadway, Va., of a concussion. Survivors-wife: Stella Brunk Shank; children: Rowland, Audrey; brother and sister: Samuel S., Martha Whissen; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial service and burial: March 8, Zion Mennonite Church, by George R. Brunk II, Earl Delp, and Linden M. Wenger. He was a retired bishop of Virginia Conference and editor emeritus of Sword and Trumpet.

Shelly.- Sara Huddle, 82, Doylestown. Pa. Born: July 10, 1910, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Samuel and Emma Ulmer Huddle. Died: March 10, 1993, Souderton. Pa. Predeceased by: Howard G. Shelly (husband). Funeral and burial: March 15, Deep Run East Mennonite Church, by Arnold C. Roth and Timothy D. Weaver.

Steffen.- David, 84, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Jan. 30, 1909, Kidron, Ohio, to Daniel and Anna Amstutz Steffen. Died: March 12, 1993, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-children: Marilyn Miller, Rutheda Yoder, Dorcas Handbury, LeAnne Miller, Mahlon, John, Glenn, Richard; brother: Amos; 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Luella Geiser Steffen (wife) and Ernest (son). Funeral and burial: March 14, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns.

Thomas.- Maggie Sala, 87, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: June 27, 1905, Hollsopple, Pa., to William J. and Alice Stahl Sala. Died: March 18, 1993, Hollsopple, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Norma Thomas, Robert Paul, Rhoda Dillon, Bernadine Alderfer, Arlene Moser; 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Levi S. Thomas (husband). Funeral and burial: March 22, Stahl Mennonite Church, by Mary Grace and Harold Shenk.

Wenger.- Dorothy Mellinger, 89, Linville, Va. Born: Sept. 21, 1903, Lancaster, Pa., to Jacob H. and Annie B. Umble Mellinger. Died: March 16, 1993, Linville, Va. Survivors-husband: John R. Wenger; children: Evelyn Basinger, Joanna Lehman, Margaret Gale, Emily Peachey, John Robert, Jr., David; brother: Joseph Mellinger; 19 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 20, Lindale Mennonite Church, by Loren Horst and Ralph Ziegler.

Wenger.- Mary Cline, 84, Williamsburg, Va. Born: May 23, 1908, Harrisonburg, Va. Died: March 4, 1993, Williamsburg, Va., of a stroke. Survivors-children: Amanda Alice, Carol Losey, Hope Dillard, Joseph M.; brother: Frank D. Cline; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Wenger (husband). Funeral and burial: March 8, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Ken Stevanus and Ralph Ziegler.

Yordy.- Carrie E. Good, 100, Eureka, Ill. Born: Jan. 2, 1893, Cornell, Ill., to Peter and Mary Naffziger Good. Died: Jan. 24, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-- children: Maurice J., Ethel Troyer, Alta Graber, Dorothy, Ruth Keller; sister: Elsie Birky; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ezra Yordy (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 27, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer and Elmer Wyse.

Zeiger.- Alice McAfee, 87, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Aug. 24, 1905, West Donegal Twp., Pa., to Henry and Annie McAfee Zeiger. Died: March 6, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 10, Oreville Chapel, by Shelley R. Shellenberger and Ralph G. Ginder. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 15 - April 13, 1993, page 14.

Bedsworth.- Philip S., 42. Born: Oct. 6, 1950, Philadelphia, Pa., to Curtis and Evelyn Stucky Bedsworth. Died: March 18, 1993, Wichita, Kan. Survivors--wife: Joyce Ann Eicher Bedsworth; children: Sara, Steven; parents; sister: Beth. Memorial service: March 22, Hesston Mennonite Church, by Marion Bontrager. Burial: Greenwood Cemetery. He served as pastor of the Prairie Street Mennonite Church for six years and Hesston Mennonite Church for three years.

Broadwater.- Lee Ray, 93, Jennings, Md. Born: Aug. 19, 1899, New Germany, Md., to Frank and Stella Henline Broadwater. Died: March 13, 1993, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors-wife: Alta Orendorf Burkholder Broadwater; daughter: Lena; sisters: Mae Alverio, Myrtle; one grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Kathryn Durst Broadwater (first wife). Congregational membership: Glade Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 17, Newman Funeral Home, Grantsville, Md., by Alan Kauffman. Burial: Durst Cemetery.

Byler.- Raymond J., 78, Williamsport, Pa. Born: Dec. 5, 1914, Pigeon, Mich., to Jesse D. and Agnes Byler. Died: March 24, 1993, Williamsport, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Fannie Miller Byler; children: James, John Ivan, Philip, David, Jonathan, Rhoda Byler Yoder, Joanna; brothers and sisters: Ruth, Naomi Swartz, Lois Brubaker, Anna Mae Swartz, Grace Swartz, Daisy Yoder, Alice Souder, Arlene Gingerich; 20 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Marcus (son). Funeral: March 30, Agape Fellowship of the Mennonite Church, by Michael West. Burial: Buffalo Mennonite Church Cemetery. He was ordained in 1939 and served in Michigan for 14 years, in Florida for 20 years, and in Mississippi for 10 years.

Cressman.- Ida Lauretta Gingrich, 95. Born: Dec. 19, 1897, Preston, Ont., to Enoch and Rebecca Gingrich. Died: March 19, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Ferne Burkhardt, Vernon, Arnold, Lois Lowe; brothers and sisters: Cecil, Lorne, Cora Groh, Arthur, Clayton, Wayne; 16 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Cressman (husband). Funeral: March 19, Fairview Mennonite Home Auditorium, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Wilmot Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Delp.- Harold Wismer, 69, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 11, 1923, Souderton, Pa., to, Ephraim M. and Grace Wismer Delp. Died: March 9, 1993, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Grace Moyer Delp; sons: James H., Jon D.; brother and sisters: Robert W., Betty Alderfer, Grace W. Landis; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Jacob A. (son). Funeral: March 15, Finland Mennonite Church, by Wellington K. Alderfer and Steven E. Landis. Burial: Perkasie Mennonite Cemetery.

Frey.- Vada P. Shank, 74, Sterling, Ill. Born: Aug. 13, 1918, Sterling, Ill., to Ward Dewitt and Agnes Landis Shank. Died: March 19, 1993, Sterling, Ill. Survivors-children: Lynette, Rozanne, Nada Brown; brothers and sisters: Raymond Shank, Wilmer Shank, Grace Witmer, Goldie Pfile; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Harold Phillip Frey (husband) and Merna Kay (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 22, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Hackman.- Christopher Merrill, 4. Born: Jan. 16, 1989, Mexico City, Mexico, to Joel and Shirley Landis Hackman. Died: March 7, 1993, Skippack, Pa., from injuries when struck by a car. Survivors-parents; brothers: Ryan, Eric, Jeffrey. Burial: March 13, Upper Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorial Service: March 19, Salford Mennonite Church, by Ray K. Yoder and Luke Beidler.

Hershberger.- Naomi V. Kauffman, 82, Baltic, Ohio. Born: March 16, 1910, Benton, Ohio, to Solomon and Sadie Mast Kauffman. Died: March 13, 1993, Baltic, Ohio. Survivors-daughters: Marilyn Kuhns, Rebecca Pretzeus; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Hershberger (husband). Funeral and burial: March 16, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller and Dean Miller.

Kauffman.- Eli, 87, Madison County, Ohio. Born: Oct. 3, 1905, Madison County, Ohio, to Mose M. and Susanna Troyer Kauffman. Died: March 20, 1993, Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors-wife: Martha Schlabach Kauffman; children: Ellen Yoder, Mildred Bellew, Monroe, Joseph, Dorthea Litwiller, Mary Clarkson; brothers and sisters: Sarah Yoder, Minerva Miller, Verba Miller, John, Elmer, Raymond; 21 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: March 25, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Ross Goldfus. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery.

Keiner.- Gladys Nussbaum, 80, Kidron, Ohio. Born: June 4, 1912, Kidron, Ohio, to Christ and Lizzie Lehman Nussbaum. Died: March 20, 1993, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-children: Roger, Betty Lou Geiser, Ann Weaver, Phyllis Hofstetter; half sister: Lillie Zuercher; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul Keiner (husband). Funeral and burial: March 23, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Miller.- Samuel A., 79, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Oct. 27, 1913, Haven, Kan., to Abraham F. and Susie C. Miller. Died: Feb. 24, 1993, South Hutchinson, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Mary Ann Bontrager Miller; children: Orvin L., Don W., Phyllis Weaver; brother and sisters: Calvin, Katie Yoder, Emma Yutzy, Wilma Yoder, Mabel Bontrager; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 27, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Peter Hartman and Howard Wagler.

Otto.- Barbara Lena Wisseman, 87, Springs, Pa. Born: Jan. 1, 1906, Grantsville, Md., to Conrad and Mary Gingerich Wisseman. Died: March 4, 1993, Accident, Md. Survivors-husband: Walter Otto; children: Darrel, Bradley, Robert; sister: Marian Gerber; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7, Grantsville, Md., by Darrel Otto and Steven Heatwole. Burial: Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schlabach.- Levi, 71, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: Aug. 21, 1921, Holmes County, Ohio, to Dan and Lovina Schlabach. Died: March 15, 1993, Canton, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-sons: Robert W., Ronald, Eugene, Larry, Dennis, Lynn, Gary; brother and sister: Atlee, Sarah Hershberger; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sara M. Keim Schlabach (wife). Funeral and burial: March 18, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller and Freeman Hostetler.

Shrock.- Alta Miller, 94, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: July 16, 1898, Holmes County, Ohio, to Noah E. and Angeline Alpeter Miller. Died: March 15, 1993, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-daughter: Glendora Burky; sisters: Pauline Miller, Evelyn Mishler, Bernice Shrock, Edith Hershberger; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Willard Shrock (husband) and Doyle (son). Funeral: March 18, Smith Funeral Home, by Ross A. Miller. Burial: Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Swartz.- Paul D., 88, Spring City, Pa. Born: Dec. 23, 1904, Elida, Ohio, to Samuel D. and Mertie Wenger Swartz. Died: March 21, 1993, Phoenixville, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Grace Bechtel Swartz; son: Robert P.; foster son: Samuel K. Black; brothers and sisters: Chester, Charles, Samuel, Ruth Poper, Laura Miller, Edith Bishop, Mildred Mast; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 24, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Karl G. Glick and Richard Lindberg.

Wenger.- Alice J., 95, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Feb. 10, 1898, Honey Brook, Pa., to Aaron S. and Maria Martin Wenger. Died: March 15, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-brother: Addison. Funeral: March 18, Lancaster Mennonite Home, by Jeryl Hollinger and Robert Martin. Burial: Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder.- Rowena Stemen, 84, Newport News, Va. Born: Jan. 16, 1909, Elida, Ohio, to John and Emma Shenk Stemen. Died: March 3, 1993, Hampton, Va. Survivors-husband: R. Kenneth Yoder; sons: John H., Glenwood K.; brothers and sisters: Kathryn S. Good, Nina S. Yoder, Elva S. Holloway; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: March 6, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook and Daniel Smucker.

Zimmerman.- Douglas R., 28, Strasburg, Pa. Born: July 10, 1964, Lancaster, Pa., to Melvin and Mabel Stoltzfus Zimmerman. Died: March 12, 1993, Paradise Twp., Pa. Survivors-wife: Soni Jo Hooley Zimmerman; daughter: Ashley Renee; brother and sister: Robert, Mariann Arndt. Funeral: March 17, Forest Hills Mennonite Church, by J. Lester Graybill and Mark R. Wenger. Burial: Eby Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 16 - April 20, 1993, page 14, 15.

Beiler.- Melvin R., 39. Born: June 22, 1953, Lancaster, Pa., to Sylvan and Annie Riehl Beiler. Died: March 11, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of meningitis. Survivors-mother; siblings: Lydia Ann, Katie Hertzler, Lillian Miller, Leon, Amos. Funeral: March 17, Paradise Mennonite Church, by Fred Martin and Del Sauder. Burial: Weavertown Amish-Mennonite Cemetery.

Birky.- Harvey Christian, 86, Hesston, Kan. Born: March 2, 1907, Fisher, Ill., to Christian and Magdalena Cender Birky. Died: March 19, 1993, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-wife: Prudence Habegger Birky; children: Grace Busenitz, Howard; brother: Lewis; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: March 22, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ken Livengood and Ronald Guengerich. Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery

Fant.- Carroll William, 62, York, Pa. Born: May 12, 1930, Luray, Va., to William D. and Bessie P. Bailey Fant. Died: March 14, 1993, York, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors-wife: Gloria Jean McCleary Fant; children: Debra J. Myers, Michael D., David W., Daniel L., Dustin E.; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 18, Heffner Funeral Home, by Warren L. Tyson. Burial: Susquehanna Memorial Gardens.

Gerber.- Monroe, 80, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: May 6, 1913, Holmes County, Ohio, to Levi and Mattie Schrock Gerber. Died: March 25, 1993, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-children: Mabel, Martha, Doran, Wayne, Howard, Betty Kieffer; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Verba Sommers Gerber (wife). Funeral and burial: March 29, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Hostetler.- Harry M., 90, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Jan. 10, 1903, Wooster, Ohio, to Jonathan K. and Malinda Smucker Hostetler. Died: March 20, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Esther Hostetler; children: Twila Nafziger, Marian, Doris Miller, Beth Berry; siblings: David, Chauncey, Ammon, Boyd, Christ, Paul, Esther Yoder; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 24, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by James Schrag.

Immel.- Ruby L. Miller, 71, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: Aug. 30, 1922, Sugarcreek, Ohio, to Jonathan and Anna Hochstetler Miller. Died: March 24, 1993. Survivors-husband: Harlan Immel; children: Carol Shoup, Ellis, Gordon, Nevin; brother: Raymond Miller; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 27, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Martin.- Eli S., 80, Landisville, Pa. Born: March 4, 1913, Union Grove, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Martin. Died: March 21, 1993, Leola, Pa., in an automobile accident. Survivors-children: Larry E., Dona L. Fisher, Nancy R.; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna Ruth Dussinger Martin (wife). Funeral: March 26, Lititz Mennonite Church, by J. Clair Hollinger and James C. Shelly. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Maust.- Paul 0., 85, Montgomery, Ind. Born: May 27, 1907, Springs, Pa., to Norman and Mayme Kimmel Maust. Died: Feb. 20, 1993, Montgomery, Ind. Survivors-wife: Esther Weldy Maust; children: Clifford, Norman, Elmer, Thelma Swartzentruber, Paul, Galen, Dwight, Orpha Stutzman, Ina Peats, Marilyn Slaubaugh, Opal Waugh; brothers and sister: Claude, Freda, John, Herbert; 41 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ray (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 23, First Mennonite Church, by Gaylan Sommers, Dale Stoll, and Harold Weldy.

Owens.- Adis, 57, Wooster, Ohio. Born: April 30, 1935, to William and Alta Short Owens. Died: March 17, 1993, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Kathleen Kinney Owens; children: James, Charles, Shawn McDonough, Mary Margaret King, Jeannine Brooks, Colleen McDonough, Sheila Ewing; mother and stepfather: Alta and Ethan Flener; sisters: Treval Dempsey, Vyretta Craggs; 12 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 20, Custer Funeral Home, by Timothy Owolabi. Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Rheinheimer.- Timothy, 75, Topeka, Ind. Born: June 9, 1917, White Pigeon, Mich. Died: March 6, 1993, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors-wife: Marjorie Miller Rheinheimer; children: Velda Ryder, Vonda Fought, Barbara Frain, Margaret Hall, Vivian Wiley, Delmar, Duane, Donald, Douglas, Michael; brothers and sisters: Della Hooley, Sadie Henry, Rita Tuttle, Marion Brown, Raymond, Bill, Stanley, James, John, Jake. Funeral: March 10, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Gene Troyer. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Roth.- Elmer N., 89, Morton, Ill. Born: Sept. 6, 1903, Milford, Neb., to Joseph G. and Mary "Molly" Roth. Died: March 28, 1993, Morton, Ill. Survivors--wife: Esther M. Martin Roth; children: Norman, Gene, Darlene; siblings: Lloyd, Kate Nitzsche, Mary Ann Erb; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith, Lola Rosenberger, Glen and Thelma Horner. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Schrock.- Melvin J., 56, Middiebury, Ind. Born: July 20, 1936, Middlebury, Ind., to Jacob and Fannie Herschberger Schrock. Died: March 9, 1993, Middlebury, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ruby Slabach Schrock; children: Pam Keeler, Sandra Mullen, Donald, M. James; mother; siblings: Lavina Glick, Lydia Gingerich, Pollyanna Bontrager, Menno, Levi; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: March 12, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Ron Adams. Burial: Miller Cemetery.

Shantz.- Beatrice Snider, 82, Cambridge, Ont. Born: May 16, 1910, Waterloo, Ont., to Edwin and Emma (Snyder) Snider. Died: March 12, 1993. Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-husband: Lloyd Shantz; children: Ellis, Merle, Royal, Calvin; 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 15, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder and Pat Falk.

Short.- Viola G. Eicher, 90, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 23, 1902, Archbold, Ohio, to Peter and Emma Nofziger Eicher. Died: March 16, 1993, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors-children: Lowell, Larry D., Peter, Louise Aeschliman; sisters: Lucille Yoder, Katherine Frey; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sylvanus "Sox" Short (husband) and Kenneth D. (son). Funeral and burial: March 20, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, James Groeneweg, and Walter Stuckey.

Stauffer.- Frieda M. Rediger, 90, Miliord, Neb. Born: Dec. 3, 1902, Milford, Neb., to Pete and Lena Summers Rediger. Died: March 26, 1993, Seward, Neb., of heart failure. Survivors-son: Richard; sisters: Erma Burkey, Lucille Melson; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Raymond J. Stauffer (husband) and Virginia T. (daughter). Funeral: March 29, Bellwood Mennonite Church, by Noah S. Kolb. Burial: Blue Mound Cemetery.

Wenger.- Clayton M., 86, Akron, Pa. Born: Oct. 2, 1906, Philadelphia, Pa., to Jacob Henry and Nora Shirk Wenger. Died: March 26, 1993, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-wife: Mary L. Sieber Wenger; children: David Alvin, Cornelia Irene Horst, Grace Lorraine Merritt; brother: Jacob Henry; half sister: Mabel Wiley; 15 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 31, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin and Noah Good. Burial: Metzlers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder.- Frieda Louella Zaerr, 88, Archbold, Ohio. Born: April 25, 1904, Archbold, Ohio, to Isaiah F. and Sarah Wyse Zaerr. Died: Jan. 24, 1993, Wauseon, Ohio, of heart failure. Survivors-children: Bueta Rupp, LaMar; 15 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oscar Yoder (husband), Robert and Charles (sons). Funeral: Jan. 27, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 17 - April 27, 1993, page 15.

Burkhart.- Anna Rudy, 79, Breslau, Ont. Born: March 21, 1914, Preston, Ont., to Clarence and Ada Snyder Rudy. Died: March 21, 1993, Guelph, Ont. Survivors-husband: Homer Burkhart; sons: Nelson, Delton, James, Laverne, Edward; brothers and sister: Wilfred, Arthur, Lucille Markle; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 24, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric Rempel and Paul Martin.

Fertich.- Curtis Aaron, Elizabethtown. Pa. Born: March 31, 1993, Harrisburg, Pa., to Scot and Nance Light Fertich. Died: March 31, 1993, Harrisburg, Pa., from a premature birth. Funeral: March 31, Harrisburg Hospital, by Sam Thomas.

Gingerich.- Ezra W., 78, Millersburg, Ind. Born: May 8, 1914, Poole, Ont., to John C. and Leah Wagler Gingerich. Died: March 18, 1993, Millersburg, Ind. Survivors-wife: Gladys Bontrager Gingerich; children: Marie Miller, Marvin, Viola Miller, Geneva Bender, Carol Beachy; brothers and sisters: Anna Mae, Fannie Marie Hochstetler, Magdalena Graber, Aaron, John, Jake, Abe; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 21, Benton Mennonite Church, by Galen Johns and Jim Chupp.

Groff.- Ruth N. Shenk, 74, Millersville, Pa. Born: July 18, 1918, to Daniel and Lily May Shenk. Died: March 3, 1993. Survivors-husband: Amos H. Groff; children: Gordon Lee, Glenda Lee; one grandchild. Funeral: Millersville Mennonite Church. Burial: Masonville Mennonite Church.

Leis.- Veronica "Fannie," 95, Wellesley, Ont. Born: Oct. 13, 1897, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Elizabeth Kennell Leis. Died: March 31, 1993, Tavistock, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-sons: Nelson, Ralph, Mervin; sister: Mattie Bast; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Peter Leis (husband). Funeral and burial: April 2, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch and Steve Gerber.

Lichti.- Laverne, 70. Born: May 22, 1922, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Noah S. and Bena Bender Lichti. Died: Jan. 12, 1993, North Easthope, Ont. Survivors-wife: Nelda Swartzentruber Lichti; children: John, Daniel, Roy, Ruth Steinman, Ruby Barrenengoa, Diane Bechtel, Emilia Orlinski; brother and sisters: Magdalene Wagler, Louis, Catherine Steinman, Kaye; 20 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 15, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Vernon Zehr.

Nissley.- Nellie Jane Beachy 100, Sarasota, Fla. Born: July 23, 1892, Grantsville, Md., to Paul and Elizabeth Lohr Beachy. Died: March 21, 1993, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-foster son: Thomas Bittinger. Predeceased by: Joseph Nissley (husband). Funeral: March 24, Tourist Mennonite Church, by Jacob Weaver, Walter Shank, and Amos Horst. Burial: Sunnyside Cemetery.

Norris.- Zeida A. Linder, 78, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 3, 1914, Louisville, Ohio, to Levi and Laura Conrad Linder. Died: March 24, 1993, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors-stepchildren: JoAnn Paul, Glen; 5 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John 0. Norris (husband). Memorial service: March 27, Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: March 30, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber.

Ruby.- Ervin Jake, 83, Cambridge, Ont. Born: June 18, 1909, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Nicklas and Sarah Brenneman Ruby. Died: March 28, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-wife: Laura Kipfer Ruby; children: Gloria Musselman, Carol Holmes, Dale; stepsons: Ronald, Marvin, Glenn, and Doug Fretz; sister: Emmeline Bast; 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 8 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: James (son). Funeral and burial: April 1, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer and Rudy Baergen.

Schrock.- Celestia Bontrager Yoder, 95, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Aug. 10, 1897, Shipshewanna, Ind., to Joseph and Amanda Yoder Bontrager. Died: Jan. 2, 1993, South Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors-stepchildren: Lloyd Schrock, Beulah Yoder, Katherine Fireoned, Carrie Diener, Clara Bontrager, Esther Bontrager; 17 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William H. Schrock (second husband) and Henry H. Yoder (first husband). Funeral: Jan. 5, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Yoder Church Cemetery.

Troyer.- Esther Miller, 69, Massillon, Ohio. Born: Oct. 2, 1923, Sugar Creek, Ohio, to Peter J. and Malinda Schlabach Miller. Died: March 12, 1993, Canton, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Otis Troyer; children: Merlyn, Richard, Jeanette Mchutt, Brian, Carol Hahn; sisters: Katie Mast, Alma Gingerich, Lydiann Miller, Fannie Ayers, Malinda Miller, Mary Ann Miller; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 17, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Elno Steiner and Aden Miller.

Zehr.- Salome Brenneman, 84. Born: Jan. 15, 1909, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Peter and Mary Oesch Brenneman. Died: March 29, 1993, of cancer. Survivors-children: Marion Hall, Reta Chandler, Ronald; sisters: Minnota Brenneman, Katie Steinman. Predeceased by: Clayton Zehr (husband) and Beatrice (daughter). Funeral: April 1, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews. Burial: East Zorra Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana

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