Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1993

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 86, Number 47 - December 7, 1993 - pp 17, 18, 19

Berkey, Jennifer Jean, 14, Lebanon, Ore. Born: May 10, 1979, Albany, Ore., to Michael and Cheryl Nofziger Berkey. Died: June 16, 1993, Lebanon, Ore. Survivors - parents; grandparents: Mervin and Iris Berkey, and Al and Marjorie Nofziger; brother and sister: Jesse, Breanne. Funeral: June 19, Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Leo Schlegel, Paul Toews, and Brent Kauffman. Burial: Lebanon IOOF Cemetery.

Blough, Vernon I., 70, Boswell, Pa. Born: Nov. 25, 1922, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Uriah and Maggie Thomas Blough. Died: Oct. 22, 1993, Johnstown, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors - sisters: Naomi, Nellie Mae Cochran. Predeceased by: Esther N. Blough (wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 24, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Homer Schrock, Donald Speigle, and Aldus Wingard.

Brubacher, Leah Bauman, 79, Elmira, Ont. Born: Jan. 12, 1914, to George and Annie Horst Bauman. Died: Oct. 20, 1993, Elmira, Ont. Survivors - daughters: Florence Frey, Alice Martin, Esther Nafziger; sister: Sarah Sherk; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Tobias Brubacher (husband) and Erla Good (daughter). Funeral and burial: Oct. 23, Glen Allan Mennonite Church, by Willard Metzger.

Byer, Erle Frederick, 75, Markham, Ont. Born: Oct. 24, 1918, Markham, Ont., to Edwin and Ruth Meyer Byer. Died: Nov. 2, 1993, Markham, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Edith Shank Byer; children: David, Murray, Dan, John, Esther Miller, Mark; brother and sisters: Arthur, Evelyn Burkholder, Edith Hunsberger, Helen Hochstetler; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 6, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Lawrence Burkholder.

Cassel, Wellington Nace, 98, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 19, 1895, Towamencin Twp., Pa. to Frank and Maggie Nace Cassel. Died: Nov. 8, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - wife: Frances Krupp Cassel; brother: Paul N. Predeceased by: Mary Krupp Cassel (first wife). Funeral: Nov. 12, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ebersole, Jacob W., 83, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: April 1910, East Hempfield Twp., Pa. Died: Nov. 8, 1993, Mount Joy, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Anna Mary Ebersole; sons: John, Robert; sister: Esther; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 11, Erisman Mennonite Church, by Eric Henderson, Andrew Miller, and Norman Shenk.

Frederick, George Arthur, 74. Born: June 25, 1919, Harleysville, Pa., to N. Clayton and Martha Metz Frederick. Died: Sept. 29, 1993, Kutztown, Pa., of coronary atherosclerosis. Survivors - children: George, Jr., Martha Frey, Linda Reinert, Steve D., Michael Jay; brothers and sisters: Anna Steinhauer, J. Mark, Jacob W., Rebecca F., Isaac L., Paul N., David L.; 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary E. Benner Frederick (wife) and Irvin L. (son). Congregational membership: Living Word Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 2, Ludwig Funeral Home, by Jacob W. Frederick and Isaac L. Frederick. Burial: Topton Union Cemetery.

Geiger, Flossie Belle Witmer, 87, Kitchener, Ont. Born: June 11, 1906, Plattsville, Ont., to Ed and Lavina Hallman Witmer. Died: Sept. 28, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Lorraine Brubacher, Edward, Richard; brothers and sisters: Beulah Schneider, Ethel Weber, Leonard Witmer, Violet Manske, Clifford Witmer, Barbara Cook; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Herman Geiger (husband). Funeral: Oct. 1, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: Memorial Gardens, Guelph, Ont.

Good, Viola M., 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 13, 1907, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Henry and Mary Martin Good. Died: Sept. 24, 1993, Simcoe, Ont. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Milton R., Harold, Edna Ruibal, Erma Collier, Vera. Funeral and burial: Sept. 27, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder.

Grove, Ruth Virginia Yoder, 75, Lyndhurst, Va. Born Feb. 5, 1918, Waynesboro, Va., to Levi Staley and Hettie Anna Harshbarger Yoder. Died: Oct. 15. 1993, Waynesboro, Va. Survivors - husband: Enos I. Grove; children: Lowell, Ivan, Edward, Luci Cline; brothers and sisters: Paul, Titus, Rubin, Melvin, and Mabel Yoder, Esther Brunk, Anna Weaver; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: Oct. 24, Lynside Mennonite Church, by Vance Brydge, Eldon Brydge, and Alvin Graber. Burial: Oct. 16, Augusta Memorial Park.

Jantzi, Peter, Sr., 86, Alden, New York. Born: May 9, 1907, Tavistock, Ont., to Michael and Barbara Gerber Jantzi. Died: Oct. 17, 1993, Florida. Survivors - children: Margaret Foth, Aaron, Harold, Annamae Hostetler, Peter, Jr., C. Earl; brothers and sisters: Annie, Christian, Valentine, Veronica, Benjamin, Christina Erb; 14 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Helmuth Jantzi (wife). Funeral: Oct. 23, Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Bauman and Roy Walls. Burial: Good Cemetery.

Jennings, Dean G., 81, Sterling, Ill. Born: Nov. 23, 1911, Flora, N.D., to Ray and Helma Moline Jennings. Died: Oct. 23, 1993, Prophetstown, Ill. Survivors - wife: Janet Meling Jennings; daughter: Diane Smith; brother: Dale; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 27, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by Roy S. Kaufman. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

Jibben, Clifford E., 80, Morton, Ill. Born: July 25, 1913, Green Valley, Ill., to George J. and Irene Bartle Jibben. Died: Nov. 17, 1993, Morton, Ill. Survivors - wife: Dorothy Smith Jibben; children: Michael, Karen Viemont; sister: Geneva Schuttler; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kay (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 20, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen A. and Thelma Horner. Burial: Green Valley Cemetery.

Kelly, Mozelle Flournoy, 83, Cleveland, Ohio. Born: Sept. 9, 1910, Monticello, Ga., to Samuel and Georgia Flournoy. Died: Nov. 4, 1993, Cleveland, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Echoel Kelly; sons: Curtis C., John S.; 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 9, Lee Heights Community Church, by Robin Miller, Vern Miller, and Richard Henderson. Burial: Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery.

King, Floyd E., 81, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Aug. 31, 1912, Union Twp., Ohio, to Christian and Clara Miller King. Died: Oct. 30, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Naomi Hartzler King; children: Floyd Edward, Ron, Rosalee Readout, Sharyn Yoder, Vera Buehler, Sherlyn Wyse, Brenda Tennant; brother: Wilson; 20 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 2, Kauffman Funeral Home, by Ben Eberly. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Lefever, Roy H., 76, Leola, Pa. Born: July 18, 1917, Lancaster County, Pa., to Frank and Phoebe High Lefever. Died: Nov. 6, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Anna Mary Kreider Lefever; children: Jay, Janet L. Mateer; sisters: Edna, Ruth Dagen; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 9, Stumptown Mennonite Church, by Chester Kurtz, John Leaman, and Luke Nolt.

Martin, Mamie Yoder, 98, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Aug. 24, 1895, North Lima, Ohio, to John L. and Mary Nold Yoder. Died: Oct. 29, 1993, Salem, Ohio. Survivors - son: Ernest D.; foster daughter: Leona Saxton Diener; brother: Elmer J.; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 foster grandchildren. Predeceased by: Daniel C. Martin (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 1, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry Rohrer.

Martin, Viola Lichty, 82, Elmira, Ont. Born: Aug. 18, 1911, to John and Susannah Lichty. Died: Aug. 21, 1993, Elmira, Ont. Survivors - husband: Israel C. Martin; children: Clifford, Lorne, Beulah Bennet; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 24, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale E. Bauman.

Metz, Abram G., 85, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 15, 1907, Mainland, Pa., to Abram and Flora Godshall Metz. Died: Oct. 11, 1993, Sellersville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Florence Reinford Metz; children: Ada Swartley, Ruth Lapp, Audrey, Abram, Jr., Floyd; brothers and sister: Henry, Walton, Mamie Beidler; 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eva Aiderfer Metz (first wife). Funeral: Oct. 15, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Stanley Godshall, Richard Moyer, and Charles Ness. Burial: Perkiomenville Mennonite Cemetery.

Myers, Jesse F., 74, Souderton, Pa. Born: March 5, 1919, Doylestown Twp., Pa., to Daniel and Edith Fly Myers. Died: Nov. 2, 1993, Sellersville, Pa., of lung cancer. Survivors - wife: Rachel Moyer Myers; sons: Terry J., Barry W.; sisters: Laura Moyer, Jane Siegfried; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 6, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, David A. Stevens, and Joseph Haines.

Reesor, David H., 67, Stouffville, Ont. Born: Jan. 2, 1926, Markham, Ont., to Joseph and Lydia Weber Reesor. Died: Nov. 11, 1993, Markham, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Mary Borntrager Reesor; children: Steven, Donald, Anne Beare; brothers and sisters: Mary, Lewis, Martha Hartzler, Annie McDowell, Eva Burkholder, John, Esther Saito, Ruth Hunsberger; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kevin (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 14, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Lawrence Burkholder.

Richer, Lester Dale, 82, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Sept. 5, 1911, Grabill, Ind., to David and Ida Sauder Richer. Died: Nov. 8, 1993, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - children: Gene, Allen, Richard, Marilyn Schrock; brothers and sister: Lawrence, Ora, Beulah Zimmerman; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Letha Short Richer (wife). Funeral: Nov. 11, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Jim Roynon and Roy Bucher. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Robertson, Bessie Snead, 82, Lyndhurst, Va. Born: Oct. 28, 1911, Montebello, Va., to Marshall Thomas and Sophronia Fitzgerald Snead. Died: Nov. 2, 1993, Charlottesville, Va. Survivors - children: Lewis, Marvin, Carroll, Audrey Hite, Paula Lang, Patricia Martin, Phyllis Grove; sisters: Martha Good, Evelyn Brisindine; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William I. Robertson (husband). Funeral: Nov. 5, Lynside Mennonite Church, by Alvin Graber and Vance Brydge. Burial: Augusta Memorial Park.

Shaffer, Gladys V. Thomas, 92, Boswell, Pa. Born: Aug. 15, 1901, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Silas and Lydia Howard Thomas. Died: Oct. 2, 1993, Davidsville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Grace Weaver, Richard Blaine; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence L. Shaffer (husband) and Esther N. Blough (daughter). Funeral and burial: Oct. 5, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Homer Schrock and Aldus Wingard.

Shoemaker, Orval L., 78, Hesston, Kan. Born: Oct. 23, 1915, Dakota, Ill., to Arthur C. and Louisa Engle Shoemaker. Died: Nov. 4, 1993, Hesston, Kan., of myelofibrosis. Survivors - wife: Verna Springer Shoemaker; daughter: Ruby Brown; brothers and sister: Eugene, Don, Kenneth, Mildred Drudge; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 8, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann and Paul Friesen. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Short, Oakley W., 78, Stryker, Ohio. Born: Aug. 5, 1915, Archbold, Ohio, to Peter J. and Clara Eicher Short. Died: Oct. 27, 1993, Stryker, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Marjorie Rupp Short; children: Rex, Jerry, Jane Burkholder; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 17, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, James Gorenweg, and Walter Stuckey.

Showalter, Susanna D., 89, Burbank, Calif. Born: march 14, 1904, Lima, Ohio, to Joseph and Emma Brenneman Heatwole. Died: Nov. 4, 1993, Tujunga, Calif. Survivors - children: Carol, June Erisman, Don, Sharon Welty; sister: Mary Stalter; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmo F. Showalter (husband) and Bruce (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 10, Forest Lawn Memorial park, by John MacArthur.

Stauffer, Allen B., 40, Middletown, Pa. Born: Feb. 24, 1953, Harrisburg, Pa., to Donald and Doris Mann Stauffer. Died: Oct. 20, 1993, Middletown, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - brothers: James, David. Congregational membership: Goods Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 23, Frank E. Matinchek Funeral Home, by Nelson Bechtold and Marvin Beachy. Burial: Hillsdale Cemetery.

Sartzendruber, Omar W., 97. Born: Aug. 15, 1896, Clarion, Iowa, to Shem and Nancy Marner Swartzendruber. Died: Nov. 3, 1993, Troy, Ohio. Survivors - children: Ruth Leichty Schlatter, Anna Martin Kauffman, O. Edward, Earl L., Elwood D.; brother: Herbert; 26 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Mumford Swartzendruber (second wife), Glenora Peden Swartzendruber (first wife), Paul and Ronald G. (sons). Funeral: Nov. 6, Huber Mennonite Church, by Paul Conrad. Burial: Oak Grove Cemetery..

Troyer, Howard, 66, Goshen Ind. Born: Sept. 11, 1926, Goshen, Ind., to Sam and Sarah Troyer. Died: Sept. 10, 1993, Middlebury, Ind., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Larry, Jerry, Stanley; brothers and sisters: Al, Floyd, Sam, Jr., Ora, Elroy, Ada Steury, Ida Riegsecker, Edith Herschberger; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 12, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Ben Shirk and Eli Smucker. Burial: Thomas Cemetery.

Yoder, Annie M. Byler, 92, Belleville, Pa. Born: Feb. 8, 1901, Belleville, Pa., to Benjamin L. and Sarah B. Swarey Byler. Died: Nov. 2, 1993, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - children: Lewis B., Martha, Joshua D., Gideon L.; brother: David H.; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jesse J. Yoder (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 5, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook, Guy Rocker, Erie Renno, and Chester Yoder.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 86, Number 48 - December 14, 1993 - pg 15

Burkholder, Clara Conrad, 86, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 24, 1906, Smithville, Ohio, to Peter L. and Mary Ellen Smith Conrad. Died: Nov. 7, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors - children: William, David Paul, Nancy; step-brother and sister: Paul Horst, Esther Kilmer; one grandchild. Predeceased by: David F. Burkholder (husband) and Emma Kay (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 9, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, y Jim Schrag and Norma Duerksen.

Graybill, Paul W., 87. Born: Nov. 21, 1905, Freeport, Ill., to Simon and Anna Sieber Graybill. Died: Nov. 18, 1993, Dakota, Ill., of cancer. Survivors - children: Robert, Pauline Kennel, Marianna Schrader; sister: Mary Wert; half sisters: Lois Good, Olive Gingrich, Verna Jones; 18 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth E. Yoder Graybill (wife). Funeral and burial: Nov. 21, Freeport Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt.

Hendricks, Clarence S., 94, Telford, Pa. Born: June 30, 1899, Perkasie, Pa., to Abram H. and Ella Smith Hendricks. Died: Nov. 10, 1993, Quakertown, Pa. Survivors - children: David G., James G., Titus G., Ruth H. Moyer; sister: Naomi Cassel; 5 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Martha Gross Hendricks (wife) and an infant son. Funeral and burial: Nov. 15, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by John M. Ehst, Russell M. Detweiler, and Floyd M. Hackman.

Hooley, Richard L., 76, Middleburg, Ind. Born: Dec. 8, 1916, LaGrange Co., Ind. Died: Nov. 20, 1993, Middlebury, Ind. Survivors - wife: Frances Miller Hooley; children: Elaine, Steven, Rex, Mark; siblings: Lee, Bill, Orvin, Betty Stutzman. Funeral: Nov. 24, Bonneyville Mennonite Church, by Ken Livengood, John Murray, and William Hooley. Burial: Shore Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Plog, Howard C., 73, Sterling, Ill. Born: Jan. 28, 1920, Moline, Ill., to George C. and Rose Helfrich Plog. Died: Nov. 18, 1993, Sterling Ill. Survivors - wife: Ila Dene Gunter Plog; children: Larry J., Lynn H., Bonnie J. Hankins, Joann Razo, Gayle Regalado, Kathy Clinton; siblings: James B., Betty Shelko, Janeth Johansen; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman. Burial: Oak Knoll Memorial Park.

Romero, Carlos Juan and Juan Carlos (twins), Goshen, Ind. Born Nov. 15, 1993, Goshen Ind., to Carlos and Maria Colon Romero. Died: Nov. 15, 1993, Goshen Ind., shortly after birth. Parents' congregational membership: Clinton Frame Mennonite Church. Graveside service: Nov. 17, by Robert Shreiner, Noel Santiago, and Everett Thomas. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Schertz, Christian A., 94, Eureka, Ill. Born: Oct. 1, 1899, Roanoke, Ill., to David H. and Jacobine Imhoff Schertz. Died: Nov. 11, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - wife: Rose Wagner Schertz; daughter: Thelma Zehr; one grandchild, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by one daughter. Funeral and burial: Nov. 15, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Bob Harnish, Rick Troyer, and Wilfred Ulrich.

Stuckey, Ilva A. Roth, 80, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Oct. 19, 1913, Archbold, Ohio, to Fred and Emma Schmucker Roth. Died: Oct. 31, 1993. Survivors - children: Richard, Lynn, Sharon Wyse, Mary Lou Beck, Joan Short, Donna Chupp, Elaine Frey; brother and sisters: Sarah Nofziger, Irene King, Alice Beck, Harvey; 22 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester J. Stuckey (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 3, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, James Groeneweg, Walter Stuckey, and Earl Stuckey.

Wenger, David S., 80, East Waterford, Pa. Born: July 23, 1913, Lancaster, Pa., to Edward and Lizzie G. Sensenig Wenger. Died: Nov. 15, 1993, East Waterford, Pa., of cerebral vascular accident. Survivors - wife: Rhoda H. Campbell Wenger; children: Annie Elizabeth Wenger-Keller, Johannes David "Hans," Orvis Martin; sister: Edna S.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 18, Byerland Mennonite Church, by David Thomas and Paul Brenneman.

Wenger, Paul Lehman, Sr., Waynesboro, Va. Born: Oct. 1, 1909, Chesapeake, Va., to Amos D. and Anna Mae Lehman Wenger. Died: Nov. 6, 1993, Waynesboro, Va. Survivors - wife: Martha Driver Wenger; children: Paul, Jr., Robert, David, Ann, Carol, Kirk; brother and sisters: Chester, Ruth Snyder Garber, Rhoda; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 10, Springdale Mennonite Church, by Richard Showalter and Duane Gingerich. He was ordained in 1947 as pastor of Springdale Mennonite Church.

Yoder, Miriam Ranck, 91, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 27, 1902, Strasburg, Pa., to Jesse and Elizabeth Keener Ranck. Died: Nov. 18, 1993, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors - children: Ruth Martin, Paul, David; sister: Mary Foulk; 21 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Korie A. Yoder (husband). Congregational membership: Bahia Vista Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 20, Weigand Brothers Funeral Home, by Gerald P. Mininger. Burial: Sarasota Memorial Park.

Yutzy, Edward J., 83, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: May 21, 1910, Hutchinson, Kan., to Joseph M. and Lizzie Schrock Yutzy. Died: Nov. 12, 1993, Hutchinson, Kan., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Emma Miller Yutzy; children: Gladys Meadows, Estella Headings, Wilma Leahy, Thelma Kauffman, Lloyd, Vi Unruh, Clayton; brother and sisters: Paul, Orpha Roth, Mary Jantzen; 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 15, Yoder Mennonite Church, by John Otto, Dan Kauffman, Peter Hartman, and Wayne Hochstetler. He was ordained in 1951 at Yoder Mennonite Church, where he served for 24 years.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 86, Number 49 - December 21, 1993 - pp 14, 15

Eicher, Lovina M., 72, Huntertown, Ind. Born: May 14, 1921, Berne, Ind., to John P. and Mary Ann Neuenschwander Eicher. Died: Oct. 29, 1993, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Daniel, Jacob, Abraham, Ruth Blezingen, Ann Ouzts, Katherine Paulus. Congregational membership: Anderson Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 1, by Verlin Haarer. Burial: Berne, Ind.

Gingrich, Edward C., 93, Metamora, Ill. Born: Jan. 28, 1900, Metamora, Ill., to Jacob and Phoebe Bachman Gingrich. Died: Nov. 22, 1993, Metamora, Ill. Predeceased by: Alice M. Esch Gingrich (wife). Funeral: Nov. 27, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Roger Hochstetler. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Graybill, Lee Ann, 39, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Oct. 5, 1954, to Donald H. and Dolores R. Root Graybill. Died: Nov. 28, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - parents; brother: Michael. Funeral: Nov. 30, Neffsville Mennonite Church, by Linford D. King. Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Manheim, Pa.

Kaufman, Beulah M. Troyer, 80, Arcadia, Fla. Born: March 22, 1913, Elida, Ohio, to Eli and Rebecca Troyer. Died: Nov. 11, 1993, Arcadia, Fla. Survivors - husband: Paul A. Kaufman; children: Marilyn Brown, Stanley; sisters: Laura, Barbara, Loretta, Mary Ann Litwiler; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 13, Pine Creek Chapel Mennonite Church, by John Beachy.

Knox, Vernon Albert, 76, Harrisburg, Ore. Born: Feb. 13, 1917, Shelbyville, Ill., to Albert and Amanda Kropf Knox. Died: Nov. 22, 1992, Harrisburg, Ore. Survivors - wife: Elsie Kropf Knox; children: Marion, Wayne, Paul, Victor, Edwin, Arnold; brothers and sister: Emery, Earl, Alvin, Harold, Laura Reber; 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 26, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey and Roy Hostetler.

Leaman, Elva Irene Eshelman, 78, York, Pa. Born: Feb. 12, 1915, Vintage, Pa., to Isaac and Esther Martin Eshelman. Died: Nov. 16, 1993, Mt. Wolf, Pa. Survivors - children: Esther I. Woodring, Betty A. Baer, Frank H., James E., Donald E., David R., Melvin I.; siblings: Velda M. Hershey, James Eshelman; 22 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: J. Eby Leaman (husband). Memorial service: Nov. 20, Zion Mennonite Church, by Warren L. Tyson, David K. Stoltzfus, and Nelson L. Martin. Burial: Stony Brook Mennonite Cemetery.

Litwiller, Emery, 86, Delavan, Ill. Born: March 24, 1907, Strang, Neb., to Joseph and Barbara Birky Litwiller. Died: Nov. 26, 1993, Pekin, Ill. Survivors - wife: Florence Nolder Litwiller; children: Duane, Carolee Kirkpatrick, 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 29, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith.

Miller, Freida Marie Schrock, 58, Napoleon, Oho. Born: Nov. 26, 1934, Streetsboro, Ohio, to Noah M. and Beulah Christner Schrock. Died: Nov. 16, 1993, Napoleon, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Marlin Miller; children: Darla Kruse, Dawnell Yoder, Valarie Schlatter, LaVon; sisters: Berneda Wyse, Shirley Schrock, Janice Prowant; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Roy Bucher and Murthy Royal Kola. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Moyer, Vincent A., 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 2, 1904, Franconia Twp., Pa., to Tobias and Katie Alderfer Moyer. Died: Nov. 26, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - wife: Susie Anders Moyer; children: Vincent A., Jr., Dorothy Martin, Shirley Godshall; brother: Laaden A.; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 30, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by John M. Ehst, Russell M. Detweiler, and Floyd Hackman.

Rhodes, Lavanda M. Preston, 92, Kalona, Iowa. Born: July 24, 1901, Johnson County, Iowa, to John Calvin and Ella Bontrager Preston. Died: Nov. 24, 1993, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - husband: Frank Rhodes; children: Robert, John, Margaret Bontrager, Marjorie Gingerich, Wanda Miller; brother and sister: Claude Preston, Mildred Vodicka; 18 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 27, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth and David L. Yoder. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Short, Lillie M., 82, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Feb. 28, 1911, Wauseon, Ohio, to Andrew and Mary Miller Short. Died: Nov. 6, 1993, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Elden E., Lawrence D., Luella Yoder, Viola Rufenacht, Beulah Troyer, Florence Aeschliman, Martha Miller. Funeral: Nov. 9, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Smith, John L., 91. Born: Aug. 31, 1902, Markham, Ont., to Jacob and Ella Lehman Smith. Died: Sept. 30, 1993, Markham, Ont. Survivors - wife: Hannah Steckle Smith; children: Ella Kaster, Mary, Norman, Menno, Martha Good, Earl; brothers and sister: Levi, Jacob, Ella Steckle; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren; 2 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 4, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Gordon Alton.

Weldy, Golda Belle Wenger, 98, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Oct. 27, 1895. Died: Nov. 26, 1993, Wakarusa, Ind. Survivors - children: Pauline Stahly, Vivian Brown, Alma, Harold C., Wayne W.; sister: Evelyn Moyer; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Cornelius S. Weldy (husband) and Vernelle (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 29, Holdeman Mennonite Church, by David Heusinkveld and John F. Murray. Burial: Olive (East) Cemetery.

Yoder, Simon J., 98, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 4, 1895, Mylo, N.D., to Joseph and Catherine Schlabach Yoder. Died: Oct. 8, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Martha Brubacher Burkey Yoder; daughters: Esther, Sylvia Smith, Laura Eichelberger, Dorothy Frey; stepdaughter: Loretta Kauffman; foster daughter: Rose Kehr; brother and sister: Katie Miller, Harvey; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lydian Schmucker Yoder (first wife), John Burkey (stepson), and Grace Wenger (stepdaughter). Funeral: Oct. 10, East Goshen Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Robert Keener. Burial: Union Center Cemetery.

Zuercher, Vilas, 80, Kidron, Ohio. Born: July 29, 1913, Kidron, Ohio, to Amos and Anna Withrich Zuercher. Died: Nov. 21, 1993, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Pearl E. Nussbaum; sons: Phil, Larry, Robert; sisters: Idella Nussbaum, Pauline Lewis, Vida Coursey, Marcella Fiscus, Gwen Lacy; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elma R. Gerber Zuercher (first wife) and Kathryn Reber (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 24, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Bruce Friesen.

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GOSPEL HERALD - Volume 86, Number 50 - December 28, 1993 - pp 16, 17

Coffey, Boyd Thruel, 72. Born: Feb. 21, 1921, to Wallace and Martha Goode Coffey. Died: Dec. 3, 1993, Charlottesville, Va., of cardiac and renal failure. Survivors - wife: Gladys Taylor Coffey; children: Betty Ann Nevitt, Carol Jean Rogerson, Judy E. Akers, Roger B.; brother and sisters: Samuel, Nellie Umbarger, Edna Elizabeth; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7, Waynesboro Mennonite Church, by Stanlee Kauffman, Charles Ramsey, and William Hatter. Burial: Mountain Top Christian Church Cemetery.

Eubanks, Ina Scott, 80, Wheelersburg, Ohio. Born: Aug. 16, 1913, to Henry and Mary Scott. Died: Nov. 6, 1993. Survivors - Children: Gary, Perry, Harold, Richard, Thurman, Walter, Carolyn Hollburg. Predeceased by: Eldon Eubanks (husband). Congregational membership: Wayside Chapel, Pedro, Ohio. Funeral: Nov. 9, Kuhner-Lewis Funeral Home, by Chauncy Grieser.

Hill, Trella Bontrager Baer, 57, San Diego, Calif. Born: Dec. 5, 1935, McPherson, Kan., to William and Beulah Bontrager. Died: Nov. 16, 1993, Pala, Calif., of cancer. Survivors - husband: William Hill; children: A. Drake Baer, Lisa A. Baer; stepchildren: Karl Hill, Heather Larsen; brother and sisters: Glenda Monteith, Miriam Enzs, Howard Bontrager; one stepgrandson. Memorial service: Dec. 4, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann. Burial: West Liberty Cemetery, Inman, Kan.

Kauffman, Beulah Mae Mast, 92, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: June 19, 1901, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Sanford C. and Jemima Hostetler Mast. Died: Dec. 4, 1993. Survivors - children: Grace Lehman, Elmo, Lois Thatcher, Geneva Martin; 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mast C. Kauffman (husband) and Philip (infant son). Funeral: Dec. 7, Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, by Bob and Enid Schloneger. Burial: Millersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Landis, Kathryn Shenk, 83,. Born: Jan. 19, 1910, Lancaster Twp., Pa., to David W. and Emma L. Shank Shenk. Died: Nov. 27, 1993, Lancaster Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Robert Weaver Landis; children: D. Harold, Nancy Martin, Roberta Herr. Predeceased by: Clyde (son). Funeral: Dec. 2, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by George Hurst and Thomas Horst. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lengacher, Leona D. Ragan, 72, Grabill, Ind. Born: April 9, 1921, Churubusco, Ind., to William and Lulu Ragan. Died: Dec. 1, 1993, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors - children: Don, Robert, Steve, Jack, Mark, Tim, Glen, Barbara Passwater, Sharon; sisters: Pauline Plummer, Mary Lou Bever; 24 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lewis Lengacher (husband). Funeral: Dec. 3, Central Mennonite Church, by Paul Leichty and Don Delagrange. Burial: Yaggy Cemetery.

MacKay, Seth Andrew, 3, Westminster, Colo. Born: Aug. 6, 1990, Westminster, Colo., to Bruce and Miriam Hochstetler MacKay. Died: Nov. 30, 1993, Denver, Colo., of complications from a liver transplant. Survivors - parents; sister: Hannah: grandparents: Roger and Glennis Hochstetler, Darrel and Joyce MacKay. Funeral: Dec. 2, First Mennonite Church, by Jerry Weaver and Roger Hochstetler. Cremated.

Ropp, Aaron M., 77, Albany, Ore. Born: March 5, 1916, Albany, Ore., to Daniel F. and Barbara Maurer Ropp. Died: Dec. 2, 1993, Albany, Ore. Survivors - wife: Verna Kropf Ropp; children: Jess, Howard, Ruth Wisseman, Iris Stutzman, Doris Roth, Joyce Showalter, Julie Miller, Darlene Perrine; brother and sisters: Joe, Eva, Anna Mitchell; 25 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey, Clarence Gerig, Rick Showalter, and Roy Hostetler.

Short, Clell Charles, 71, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 1, 1922, Stryker, Ohio, to Ira and Alma Aeschliman Short. Died: Dec. 4, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Norma Woolace, Ila Lautermilch, Brenda Smith, Beverly Nice; sister: Crystal Troyer; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dorothy Mae Conrad Short (wife). Funeral; Dec. 7, Pine Grove Mennonite Church, by Terry Shue, Ron Diener, and James Detwiler. Burial: Lockport Cemetery.

Waters, Rose Grieser, 87. Born: April 7, 1906, Beemer, Neb., to Benjamin and Anna Oswald Grieser. Died: Oct. 20, 1993, Weatherford, Okla., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Richard, Viola Bond. Predeceased by: John Waters (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 24, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Joe Wood and Chester Slagell.

Yoder, Anna E., 77, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 27, 1916, Middlebury, Ind., to Abraham C. and Lizzie Miller Yoder. Died: Dec. 4, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Jerry T. Yoder; children: Edna Mast, Arlene Wenger, Esther Burkhart, Orville, Wayne, Glenn, Ervin, Jerry, Jr.; brothers and sisters: Maude Bontrager, Edna Mast, Mabel Kauffman, Truman, Ervin, Elmer; 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Art Smoker and Jerry Wittrig. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Transcribed by Jan Wilbur, Utah

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