Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 31 - August 3, 1993-page 15

Birky, Emanuel Samuel, 93, Kouts, Ind. Born: April 24, 1900, Beemer, Neb., to Jacob and Emma Martin Birky. Died: June 7, 1993, Valparaiso, Ind. Survivors-wife: Elsie Good Birky; children: Margaret, Wesley, Myron; sister: Mary Good; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 9, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by Jerry Kandel, Paul Mininger, and John Murray.
He was ordained in 1955 and pastored at English Lake and Burr Oak Mennonite Churches.

Breneman, Amos W., 64. Born: May 4, 1928, Lancaster Co., Pa., to Christian and Lizzie Witmer Breneman. Died: March 1, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Ruth Burkholder Breneman; children: J. Earl, Karen Miller, James L., Nelson R., Carol Ann; brothers and sisters: Paul W., Eli W., Roy W., Clifford W., Grace Nolt, Ruth. Funeral and burial: March 4, Habecker Mennonite Church, by Christian B. Charles, Norman Shertzer, and Randy Martin.

Brunk, Barbara Ruth Smoker, 84. Born: Dec. 15, 1908, Scottdale, Pa., to Michael King and Louisa Wisseman Smoker. Died: July 9, 1993, Upland, Calif. Survivors-husband: J. Irvin Brunk; children: Floyd, Leota; sister: Naomi; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: by Ananda Sairsingh, Tesfa Dellalew, and Jonas Miller. Burial: Bellevue Memorial Park.

Fretz, Clyde Y., 73, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Jan. 23, 1920, Hilltown Twp., Pa., to William D. and Hannah M. Gehman Fretz. Died: July 1, 1993, Perkasie, Pa., from injuries in a farm accident. Survivore-wife: S. Jeane Stutzman Fretz; son: David Clyde; brother and sister: Clarence Y., Grace Y.; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth M. Gehman Fretz (first wife). Funeral and burial: July 4, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens, Truman H. Brunk, and James Beachy.

Gockley, Lester B., 95, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Oct. 10, 1897, Schoeneck, Pa., to Noah B. and Annie Bollinger Gockley. Died: July 11, 1993, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-children: Lester W., Ray W., John W., Noah W., Elsie W. Heiser, Anna W. Howe, Naomi W. Heiser, Mary W. Sheirey; brother: Abraham; 36 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Annie S. Wanner Gockley (wife). Funeral: July 14, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Metzler's Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kurtz, Mary Lena Sweigart, 89, Elverson, Pa. Born: April 13, 1904, Lancaster Co., Pa., to Samuel G. and Anna G. Shirk Sweigart. Died: July 13, 1993, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-husband: Harvey M. Kurtz; children: Mabel B., Laura S., Marie S. Ruch, Cora S., Titus S.; brother and sisters: Melvin G. Sweigart, Bertha M. Millard, Mabel L. Beiler; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Lydia K. Baer (daughter). Funeral: July 16, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Harvey Z. Stoltzfus, Chester I. Kurtz, Nathan Stoltzfus, and Omar A. Kurtz. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery.

Miller, Edna Yoder, 81, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Aug. 9, 1911, Kosciusko Co., Ind., to Valentine D. and Sarah Troyer Yoder. Died: June 24, 1993, Elkhart Co., Ind., from an aneurysm of the brain. Survivors-children: Sarah Mullett, Mary Ann Suter, Inez Houfeholter, Velma Lechlitner; siblings: Ivan Yoder, Fannie Stoll, Iva Borkholder, Alma Miller; 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alvin E. Miller (husband). Funeral: June 27, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger and Keven Farmwald. Burial: Union Center.

Yoder, Kenneth Donald, 68. Born: March 15, 1925, Tofield, Alta., to Ezra and Millie Stauffer Yoder. Died: June 12, 1993, Tofield, Alta. Survivors-wife: Ruth Voegtlin Yoder; children: Evelyn Martin, Elaine Hawrelak, Dolores Noga, Donna, Keith; sisters: Gladys, Marge Boettger, Fern Lehman; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 15, Salem Mennonite Church, by Levi Smoker and Abe Poettker.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 32 - August 10, 1993 -- No obituaries in this issue

August 17 - no issue on this date

Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 33 - August 24, 1993 - page 14, 15.

Brackbill, Milton, 97, Lititz, Pa. Born: May 11, 1896, Paradise, Pa., to B. Frank and Hettie Good Brackbill. Died: June 12, 1993, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-children: Emily Shenk, Grace Hostetter, Miriam Nissley, Betty Leasa, Peggy Shenk; foster daughter: Anita Purugganan; sister: Elsie Harvey; 24 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Haldeman Brackbill (wife). Memorial service: June 14, Landis Homes, Lititz, Pa., by Don Good, Grace Hostetter, and B. Charles Hostetter. Burial: Frazer Mennonite Church Cemetery.
He was ordained January 15, 1933, at Frazer Mennonite Church where he pastored for 33 years. He was Bible instructor at both Eastern Mennonite College (13 years) and Goshen College (10 years).

Brunk, Minnie W. Good, 91. Born: Sept. 12, 1901, E. Vincent Twp., Pa., to Solomon and Ellen Whisler Good. Died: July 16, 1993, of cardiac arrest. Survivors-children: Wilson, Beulah, Grace Ramer, Melvin, Elmer, Ellen Moyer; 19 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul Brunk (husband). Funeral and burial: July 20, Indian Creek Mennonite Church, by John Wile, Melvin Mack, David Wadel, and Norman Kolb.

Burkholder, Wendall Martin, 43, Stuarts Draft, Va. Born: Feb. 7, 1950, Waynesboro, Va., to Merlin A. and Gertrude Martin Burkholder. Died: July 11, 1993, Charlottesville, Va. Survivors-wife: Robin Nederfield Burkholder; children: Shawn, Stacey, Wendy, Heather, Grant; parents; brothers and sisters: Eddie, Robert, Phillip, Perry, Jay, Cindy Houff, Sarah Jane Showalter. Funeral and burial: July 13, Springdale Mennonite Church, by Richard H. Showalter and Ed Miller.

Foster, Glen Lloyd, 62, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: April 9, 1931, Iowa City, Iowa, to Glen and Elizabeth Butt Foster. Died: July 7, 1993, Dillwyn, Va. Survivors-children: Roger, Chris, Nancy Foster Woodward, Amy Foster Davis; brother: James L.; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: July 13, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen Burkholder.

Horst, Leah Martin, 87, Listowel, Ont. Born: July 19, 1905, Conestoga, Ont., to Menno R. and Katherine Frey Martin. Died: July 6, 1993, Listowel, Ont. Survivors-children: Anna Mary Rahn, Mahlon, Ruth Ziegler; brother and sister: Henry F. Martin, Leavea Kramer; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: George Horst (husband) and Paul James (son). Funeral and burial: July 9, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue Steiner and Richard Yordy.

Hunsberger, Estella Hendricks, 85, Gulfport, Miss. Born: Aug. 3, 1907, Telford, Pa., to Henry and Ellen Hendricks. Died: July 20, 1993, Gulfport, Miss., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Mary Miller, Ruthea Currie, Wilma Kauffman, Hazel Tew; brothers: Paul and Marvin Hendricks; 22 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Hiram Hunsberger (husband). Funeral and burial: July 23, Gulfhaven Mennonite Church, by David Kniss.

Klinger, Merle W., 72, Archbold, Ohio. Born: July 11, 1920, West Unity, Ohio, to Fermer and Sarah Stuckey Klinger. Died: July 4, 1993, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Helen Goldsmith Klinger; children: Suzanne Patrick, Marcelle Thieme, Karla McDonel, Marcia Cody, Verlan Klinger; sister: Doris; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: July 7, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter and James Groeneweg.

Kurtz, Sadie N. Yoder, 87, Allensville, Pa. Born: Feb. 27, 1906, to Israel Z. and Barbara Smoker Yoder. Died: July 17, 1993, Belleville, Pa. Survivors-daughters: Thelma Glick, Beatrice Gunter, brother: Eli J. Yoder; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Fay D. Kurtz (husband). Funeral and burial: July 20, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook.

Matto, Alice Ann Garber, 48, Edmonton, Alta. Born: Sept. 22, 1944, Goshen, Ind., to Joseph H. and Thelma M. Hostetler Garber. Died: June 9, 1993, Edmonton, Alta. Survivors-children: Carolyn Crider, Tim Crider; brothers and sisters: Elaine Stauffer, Susan Garber, Marilyn Rivers-Bowerman, Janet Paran, Larry, Carl, Evan, Allan, Alvin, David; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kimberly Crider (daughter). Funeral: June 14, Holyrood Mennonite Church, by Ray Landis. Cremated.

Metzger, Angeline Bowman, 83, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Jan. 22, 1910, Wallenstein, Ont., to Samuel F. and Catherine Martin Bowman. Died: July 21, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Mary Martin, Peter, Jr.; sisters: Hannah Brubacher, Selina Weber, Minerva Snyder; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Peter H. Metzger, Sr. (husband), John (son), and a stillborn son. Funeral and burial: July 25, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

Miller, Fern L. Yoder, 91, Columbus, Ohio. Born: Oct. 17, 1901, Sugar Creek, Ohio, to John E. and Susannah Yoder. Died: July 14, 1993, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors-children: William A., Jr., Beulah Miller Kinzer; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: William A. Miller (husband). Funeral: July 17, Sheridan Funeral Home, by Carl Wesselhoeft and Robert Fisher. Burial: Turkey Run Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Nafziger, Silas, 98, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Sept. 10, 1894, Minier, Ill., to Daniel and Katie Schertz Nafziger. Died: July 15, 1993, Hopedale, Ill. Survivors-children: Maurice, Lyle, LaRelda Arnett; 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura Springer Nafziger (wife). Funeral and burial: July 17, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Robert Nafziger (grandson).

Oswald, Leland R., 74. Born: Dec. 17, 1918, Beemer, Neb., to Daniel and Kate Litwiller Oswald. Died: July 19, 1993, West Point, Neb., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Erb Oswald; children: Daniel, Gene, Denis, Mary Erb, Verdella Carr; brothers: Ray, Alvin, Kenneth, James; 14 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: July 22, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen and Dwight Oswald.

Pauley, Bobby Glen, 58, Dry Fork, W.Va. Born: March 23, 1935, Van, W.Va., to Alex and Ada Holstein. Died: July 21, 1993, Elkins, W.Va., of respiratory failure. Survivors-wife: Sharon Carper Pauley; children: Robert, Mai; sisters: Eleanor Miller, Barbara Justice. Memorial service: July 23, Lanesville Mennonite Church, by Elwood Sites II. Cremated.

Rutt, Gladys Miller, 96, Gulfport, Miss. Born: Jan. 29, 1897, LaGrange, Ind., to Gideon J. and Lydia Kanagy Miller. Died: July 20, 1993, Gulfport, Miss. Survivors-adopted son: Herman Rutt; foster son: Clyde Buford Strong; brothers and sister: Perry Miller, John G. Miller, Nona Kauffman; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter N. Rutt (husband). Funeral and burial: July 22, Gulfhaven Mennonite Church, by Clyde Strong, Jr., and David Kniss.

Yoder, Elmer A., 84, Willamina, Ore. Born: April 14, 1909, Dodge City, Kan., to Daniel D. and Drusilla Miller Yoder. Died: July 15, 1993, Willamina, Ore., of leukemia. Survivors-wife: Hazel Bebb Yoder; children: Patricia Hershberger, Shirley E. Yoder, Judy Stutzman; sisters: Mabel Yoder, Edna Byers, Elda Santoro, Dorothy Good; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 20, Sheridan Mennonite Church, by Sterling Roth and Enos Schrock.

Zehr, Michael Keith, 43, Fort Wayne, Ind. Born: June 22, 1950, Fort Wayne, Ind., to Michael and Mabel Crossgrove Zehr. Died: July 4, 1993, Fort Wayne, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Carole Crosley Zehr; children: Daniel Lee, R. James, Robert Eugene, Brandy Renee; mother; siblings: Jerry L., James L., Archie D., Lynn K., Joyce E. Bowen; 11 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Anderson Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 7, D. O. McComb Funeral Home, by Verlin Haarer. Burial: Highland Cemetery.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.

Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 34, August 31, 1993 -page 14, 15

Baer, Hilda Reynolds, 80. Born: July 14, 1913, Hagerstown, Md., to Kemp B. and Maud Grace Minnich Reynolds. Died: July 15, 1993, of a heart attack. Survivors-children: Kenneth, Richard, Lewis, Martha Ann Showalter; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lehman M. Baer (husband). Funeral: July 18, Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, by Nelson L. Martin, Wilmer Hunsecker, Steve Baer, James Stauffer, and Russell Baer. Burial: Miller's Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Baer, Oscar, 84. Born: Jan. 13, 1909, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Ephraim and Lovinia Nahrgang Baer. Died: July 17, 1993, Waterloo, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-children: Esther Etchells, Abner; brother and sisters: Martin, Martha, Viola McKenzie; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Velina Martin Baer (wife). Funeral: July 21, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk. Burial: Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.

Bontreger, Millie J. Yoder, 81, Topeka, Ind. Born: Sept. 10, 1911, Wild Horse, Colo. Died: June 13, 1993, Goshen, Ind., of a stroke. Survivors-children: Katie Metzger, Rosetta Miller, Gene, Omer, Edwin, Mose, Jr., Kenneth; brothers and sister: Simon, Harvey, Katie Miller; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mose J. Bontrager (husband). Funeral: June 17, Emma Mennonite Church, by John Murray. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Charles, Christian Earl, 78. Born: Sept. 18, 1914, Manor Twp., Pa., to Amos and Edith Haverstick Charles. Died: July 18, 1993, Manheim Twp., Pa., of colon cancer. Survivors-wife: Anna Mary Landis Charles; children: Mahlon L., Paul L., Alta Ruth Sensenig, Martha L. Pepper, Esther L. Wenrich, Doris S. Weaver; brothers and sisters: Harold, Amos, Florence Brubaker, Ethel; 25 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna Mary (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 21, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by Paul Weaver, Lester Hoover, and Tom Horst.

Ebersole, Samuel Kauffman, 87, Manheim, Pa. Born: Nov. 7, 1905, Franklin County, Pa., to Daniel L. and Mary Kauffman Ebersole. Died: July 31, 1993, Manheim, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Martha Yeager Ebersole; children: Raymond B., Ralph H., Fannie Strite, Esther Wadel; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elva Kurtz Ebersole (second wife) and Amy Burkholder Ebersole (first wife). Funeral and burial: Aug. 4, Landisville Mennonite Church, by Sam Thomas, Arthur Miller, and Chester Kurtz.

Fitch, Lola "Doris" Charlton, 74, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: July 27, 1918, Greenford, Ohio, to Dallas and Jennie Huffman Charlton. Died: June 21, 1993, Columbiana, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-daughter: Lola Ann Kurtz; brothers: Wilbur, Glen, Myron; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ray Fitch (third husband), Ralph Williams (second husband), and Clarence Sheller (first husband). Funeral: June 24, Leetonia Mennonite Church, by Robert Yoder and Leonard Hershey. Burial: Canfield Cemetery.

Good, Cecil H., 87. Born: Sept. 24, 1905, New Britian, Pa., to Edward Y. and Amanda Halteman Good. Died: July 11, 1993, Frederick, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: J. Rollin, Leonard, D. Bruce, Rhoda M. Christ, Adelaide R. Sabol; brother and sisters: Edward Y., Mary Fretz, Eva Young; 21 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ada Godsall Good (wife). Funeral: July 18, Frederick Mennonite Church, by Ben F. Lapp and Walter Fry. Burial: Great Valley Baptist Church Cemetery.

Good, Mary A. Birky, 97, West Point, Miss. Born: July 3, 1896, Beemer, Neb., to Jacob and Emma Martin Birky. Died: July 12, 1993, West Point, Miss. Survivors-children: Orvin, Allen, Paul, Evelyn; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Christian Good (husband). Funeral and burial: July 17, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by Art Good and John F. Murray.

Hochstetler, Wayne J., 87, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: Dec. 17, 1905, Holmes County, Ohio, to John D. and Mattie Mast Hochstetler. Died: July 23, 1993, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-children: Richard, John, Randy, Kay Hostetler, Carole Copeland; siblings: Mose, Erdine Mishler; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ila Kandel Hochstetler (wife). Funeral and burial: July 26, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Horst, Douglas John, 56, Plattsville, Ont. Born: Aug. 12, 1936, Kitchener, Ont., to Lorne and Iona Meyer Horst. Died: June 1, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Charlotte Kenkel, Cheryl Haines, Cynthia Horst Bray; brother and sister: Dennis, Marlene; 2 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 4, Corbett Funeral Home, by David T. Martin. Burial: Cambridge, Ont.

Landes, Cyrus H., 86, Harleysville, Pa. Born: March 7, 1907, Lower Salford Twp., Pa., to Elias G. and Elizabeth Hagey Landes. Died: Aug. 2, 1993. Survivors-wife: Sallie M. Anders Landes; children: Ferrell A., Royden A., Peggy L. Alderfer; sister: Alice Heavener; 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 5, Salford Mennonite Church, by James Longacre, Willis Miller, and Earl Yoder.

Landis, David W., 69, Lititz, Pa. Born: Aug. 9, 1923, Lancaster, Pa., to John E. and Ellen Widener Landis. Died: July 23, 1993, Lititz, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-wife: Mary Wenger Landis; children: Steven Duane, Timothy Lee, Gwendolyn Ann Hostetter; brothers and sisters: Maurice, Raymond, Dorothy, Naomi Bear; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: July 26, Neffsville Mennonite Church, by Linford King. Burial:Hernley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Leaman, Anna Miriam, 89, Chicago, Ill. Born: Aug. 7, 1903, to Amos Hershey and Amanda Eby Leaman. Died: July 28, 1993. Funeral: Aug. 2, 1993, Nelson Funeral Home, by Donald R. Steelberg. Burial: Irving Park Cemetery.

Linville, David Levi, infant son of James A. and Arletha Kehl Linville, Urbana, Ohio. Born: July 27, 1993, Columbus, Ohio. Died: July 28, 1993. Survivors-parents; grandparents: Avery and Margaret Linville, Lester and Wanda Kehl. Parents' congregational membership: South Union Mennonite Church. Graveside service: July 31, Kingscreek Cemetery, Urbana, Ohio, by Lester Kehl.

Mast, Andy E., 64, Topeka, Ind. Born: June 24, 1928, Arthur, Ill., to Eli and Lovina Mast. Died: June 21, 1993, Topeka, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth Miller Mast; children: Linda Bontrager, Susan, Wilbur; brothers and sisters: Lizzie Ann Miller, Lucy Gingerich, Fannie Yoder, Edna Bontrager, Jerry, Melvin, Eli, John, Levi; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: June 24, Emma Mennonite Church, by John Murray. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Mast, Dorothy Alice Reinhardt, 64, Kouts, Ind. Born: April 13, 1929, LaCrosse, Ind., to Olen and Lelah Stahl Reinhardt. Died: June 20, 1993, Kouts, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Ray Mast; children: Lonnie, Donna Haines, Margie; sisters: Elva Birky, Frances Shaver, Sharon Ketchum; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 22, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by Jerry Kandel.

Miller, Kathryn I. Yoder, 78, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Jan. 1, 1915, Kalona, Iowa, to Mahlon E. and Anna Hershberger Yoder. Died: July 30, 1993, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-husband: Lawrence L. Miller; children: Gary, Carolyn Walter; brother and sisters: Albert Yoder, Martha Troyer, Edith Yoder, Leona Miller, Gertrude Brenneman, Cora Brenneman, Mary Shetler; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 4, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh, Scott Swartzendruber, and Robert K. Yoder. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Miller, Pauline Nussbaum, 61, Navarre, Ohio. Born: Oct. 18, 1931, Kidron, Ohio, to Daniel and Edna Amstutz Nussbaum. Died: Aug. 7, 1993, Navarre, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Orion Miller; children: Linda Kirby, Martin, Roger; siblings: Lee, Aaron, and John Nussbaum, Anna Marie Hofstetter, Ella Horst, Lydia Geiser; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 10, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Neff, Craig, 39. Born: Aug. 10, 1953, LaGrange County, Pa., to Elmer and Martha Lou Atwater Neff. Died: July 29, 1993, LaGrange, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-sisters: Diane Hostetler, Rhonda and Sally Neff. Funeral and burial: Aug. 1, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop.

Correction: Craig Neff (Aug. 31 Gospel Herald) was born and died in LaGrange, Ind.

Sager, Sylvia Kay, 22, Immokalee, Fla. Born: Aug. 23, 1970, Flagstaff, Ariz., to Don and Shirley Sager. Died: July 22, 1993, Immokalee, Fla. Survivors-parents; brothers and sister: Paul, Dan, Joy McCalister. Memorial service: Garden Park Mennonite Brethern Church, by Charles Goertz.

Shue, Mary Naomi Bucher, 116*. Born: July 17, 1877, Mumawsburg, Pa., to Jacob and Fannie Musselman Bucher. Died: Aug. 2, 1993, Gettysburg, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-children: Chester S., Paul, Elizabeth Schmidt. Predeceased by: Monroe Shue (husband) and George E. (son). Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 5, Monahan Funeral Home, by James Burkholder, Nelson L. Martin, and Terry Shue. Burial: Mumawsburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Note from family researcher: "She was born in 1897" - Jan Hall

Note from Don K. - * this new information explains/corrects the "age=116" number. The obituary was typed/transcribed as it appears in GH.

Simmavanh, Khamfanh, 60, Orrville, Ohio. Born: May 19, 1933, Laos. Died: July 25, 1993, Akron, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Pany Simmavanh; children: Chanh, Xay, Sak, Kham, Lam, Korakam, Panetong, Chiengkham Sisouphanh, Vi; brother and sister: Deth Saensongkham, Khamphanh Chanthakoun; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 28, Adams Funeral Home, by Glenn Zimmerly. Cremated.

Slagle, Lavern Ellen Bachman, 71, Manson, Iowa. Born: Oct. 25, 1921, Pomeroy, Iowa, to Aaron and Emma Egli Bachman. Died: June 28, 1993, Manson, Iowa. Survivors-husband: Vernon Slagle; children: Keith, Marilyn Lind, Marlene Springer, Cheryl Slabaugh, Charlene Leaman; siblings: Elmer, Melvin, Merle, and Lloyd Bachman, Laurene Yoder, Ellen Miller, Velma Brenneman, Dorothy Yoder; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Philip James (son). Memorial service: July 1, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Ivan H., 85, Honey Brook, Pa. Born: Dec. 17, 1907, Morgantown, Pa., to Sylvanus and Lydia Hartz Stoltzfus. Died: Aug. 6, 1993, Honey Brook, Pa., of respiratory arrest. Survivors-wife: Mary Alice Martin Stoltzfus; sons: Nevin J., Galen J.; brother and sisters: Ada, Ida, Mahlon; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 8, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus, Omar Kurtz, and Harvey Stoltzfus.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.

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