Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 5 - February 2, 1993, page 14.

Bontrager.- Emery, 83, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: March 13, 1909, Yoder, Kan., to John M. and Fannie (Yoder) Bontrager. Died: Dec. 8, 1992, Hutchinson, Kan., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Bernice (Miller) Bontrager; children: Gloria Hostetler, Emery, Karen Hadley, Barry; brother: Jerry J.; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 11, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler and Richard Headings. Burial: Yoder Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Bowman.- Henry K., 80, Washington Boro, Pa. Born: Feb. 26, 1912, Caernarvon Twp., Pa., to Henry K. and Lizzie (Kreider) Bowman. Died: Jan. 1, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of coronary heart disease. Survivors-children: A. James, John H., Richard S., Henry K., J. Paul, A. Lois Burkholder; brother: Paul K.; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth E. (Sensenig) Bowman (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Masonville Mennonite Church, by J. Wilmer Eby, Abram H. Charles, and Aaron H. Souders.

Brubacher.- Lydia (Kraemer), 84, Floradale, Ont. Born: Nov. 24, 1908, Peel Twp., Ont., to Noah and Nancy (Martin) Kraemer. Died: Jan. 7, 1993, Floradale, Ont. Survivors-husband: Irvine Brubacher; children: Elaine Bowman, Nancy Smith; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 10, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop and Mark Brubacher.

Hofstetter.- Cora A., 84, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Oct. 24, 1908, Kidron, Ohio, to David J. and Lavina (Gerber) Hofstetter. Died: Jan. 10, 1993, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Sylvan, Lores, Willis, and Clair. Funeral and burial: Jan. 12, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Hostetler.- Minnie (Chupp), 78, White Pigeon, Mich. Born: March 9, 1914, Millersburg, Ind., to Henry and Fannie (Weirich) Chupp. Died: Dec. 26, 1992, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors-children: Helen Kresse, Dorothy Miller, Mabel Yoder, Harold, Robert; brother: Ernest Chupp; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Hostetler (husband). Funeral: Dec. 29, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Harold Yoder. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Jenkins.- Rose (Lellet), 61, DeGraff, Ohio. Born: June 22, 1931, Kwajalein, Marshall Islands, to Edikyson and Annie (Zachios) Lellet. Died: Jan. 8, 1993, Columbus, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: George Thomas Jenkins; children: Cecilia Kabua, Joyce Ann Pruitt, Linda Kay Harford, Cynthia Jean Gildow, Vicki Lynn Adams, Russell "Rusty," T. J., W. Michael, Timothy Lee, Stuart Keith; 25 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Annette (daughter). Funeral: Jan. 12, South Union Mennonite Church, by Randy Reminder and Floyd Miller. Burial: Highland Memorial Cemetery.

King.- Walter J., 77, Eureka, Ill. Born: Sept. 10, 1915, Eureka, Ill., to Jacob and Emma (Lehman) King. Died: Jan. 10, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-wife: Helen (Van Scyoc) King; children: James, Joan Leman; brother and sister: Roy, Emma Bucher; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 12, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen A. and Thelma Horner. Burial: Olio Cemetery.

Kratz.- Irwin L., 84, Telford, Pa. Born: July 29, 1908, Montgomery County, Pa., to Wilson H. and Lizzie (Landis) Kratz. Died: Jan. 2, 1993, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Eva L. (Ruth) Kratz; children: Robert R., Ruth R. Long, Mary R. Swartley; brother: Norman L.; 6 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by John M. Ehst, Russel M. Detweiler, and Floyd M. Hackman.

Mast.- Mildred Fern (Boyer), 81, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Jan. 8, 1911, Elkhart County, Ind., to William H. and Emma (Hondrich) Boyer. Died: Jan. 3, 1993, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors-children: Harold L., Dale E., Glen J., Dorothy J. Brenneman, Marylin J. Schwartz; brother and sister: Ethel Burkholder, John William Boyer; 28 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dan H. Mast (husband). Funeral: Jan. 7, Marion Mennonite Church, by Bradley A. Miller and J. Paul Lauver. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

McCracken.- Elizabeth "Beth" (Kinzie), 75, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 8, 1917, Blair, Ont., to Harry and Cathrine (Wismer) Kinzie. Died: Jan. 3, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-son: Robert; brothers and sister: Edward, Harry, Ruth Detweiller; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Budd McCracken (husband). Funeral: Jan. 6, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Hagey Cemetery.

Reimer.- Margaret (Lapp), 64, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 7, 1928, Perkasie, Pa., to Norman B. and Mabel (Wismer) Lapp. Died: Jan. 8, 1993, Goshen, Ind., from a brain tumor. Survivors-husband: Gerhard Reimer; children: Paul, Julia, Christine; brothers and sister: LeRoy, Marvin, Gordon, Esther Kempf. Funeral: Jan. 11, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Stuckey.- Opal Irene (Sauder), 76, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Feb. 26, 1916, Fulton County, Ohio, to William and Emma (Lugbill) Sauder. Died: Dec. 30, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-children: Robert, Priscilla; brother and sister: Ray Sauder, Ilva Short; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Earl Stuckey (husband). Funeral: Jan. 2, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 6 - February 9, 1993, page 15.

Eberly.- Henry, 99, Dalton, Ohio. Born: Nov. 2, 1893, Bauman Twp., Ohio, to Jonas and Amanda (Witmer) Eberly. Died: Jan. 15, 1993, of a heart attack. Survivor-brother: Paul Eberly. Funeral: Jan. 19, Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church, by Ron Williams and Frank Sturpe. Burial: County Line Cemetery.

Geil.- Joseph Earl, 100. Born: Jan. 17, 1892, Linville, Va., to David and Clara (Wenger) Geil. Died: Jan. 16, 1993, Gulfport, Miss. Survivors-children: Dorothy Miller, Maida Hill; Earlin; sister: Maida Carr, 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth (Bouslog) Geil (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 17, Gulfhaven Mennonite Church, by David L. Kniss.

Nafziger.- Mary Louise Crossgrove, 62, Archbold, Ohio. Born: May 5, 1930, Fulton County, Ohio, to Jacob and Edna (Wyse) Crossgrove. Died: Jan. 14, 1993, Archbold, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Everett C. Nafziger; children: Randy, Doug; sisters: Florence Crossgrove, Mabel Zehr, Doris Schlabach, Lueen Fetterman; foster brother: Robert Reynolds; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 18, Central Mennonite Church, by Randy Nafziger (son) and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Nafziger.- Nola Marie Rupp, 79, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Oct. 7, 1913, Archbold, Ohio, to Frank and Lydia (Lugbill) Rupp. Died: Jan. 14, 1993, Archbold, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Edwin Nafziger; children: Dean, David, Richard, Kenneth; brother and sisters: Mahlon Rupp, Mabel Wyse, Viola Aeschliman; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 17, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, and Ellis Croyle. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Newcomer.- Floyd I., 75. Born: Nov. 10, 1917, Rittman, Ohio, to W. Ira and Laura (Kreider) Newcomer. Died: Jan. 15, 1993, Seville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Alma (Kreider) Newcomer; children: Lynn, Ruby, Stuart, Geneva Martin; brother and sister: Elban, Doris Hostetler. Funeral: Jan. 18, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Leonard Hershey and Lewis Joachim. Burial: Guilford Cemetery.

Nofsinger.- Robert B., 29, Washington, Ill. Born: July 11, 1963, Peoria, Ill., to Ben E., Jr., and Ada (Ulrich) Nofsinger. Died: Jan. 19, 1993, San Francisco, Calif. Survivors-brothers and sister: Loren, Gary, David, Donna Hershberger. Funeral: Jan. 23, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Roger Hochstetler and Gail Fisher. Burial: Union Cemetery.

Shumaker.- W. Howard, 94, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Sept. 6, 1898, Champaign County, Ohio. Died: Jan. 15, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-children: William H., Wanda, Annabelle Hostetler, Jeanette Hostetler; sister: Nina Yoder; 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna Saloma (King) Shumaker. Congregational membership): Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 18, Kauffman Funeral Home, by Ben Eberly. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Steiner.- James A., 84, Orrville, Ohio. Born: July 10, 1908, North Lima, Ohio, to A. J. and Martha (Whitmer) Steiner. Died: Jan. 11, 1993, Orrville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Arlene (Amstutz) Schrock Gerber Steiner; children: Geneva Smucker, Gerald W., Eleanor Yoder, Marilyn Eigsli; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 20 step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Ruth (Metzler) Steiner (first wife). Funeral: Jan. 15, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John Lehman and Barbara Moyer Lehman. Burial: Midway Mennonite Cemetery, Columbiana, Ohio.

Thomas.- Elmer F., 86, Kidron, Ohio. Born: March 9, 1906, Hollsopple, Pa., to William A. and Susan (Stevens) Thomas. Died: Jan. 4, 1993, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-children: Coevel, Nada Geiser, Maynard, Paul, Velma Geiser, Mary Thomas; brother: Mahlon; 17 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elda (Livingston) Thomas (wife) and Kermit (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 8, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns and Richard Ross.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 7 - February 16, 1993, page 15.

Jones.- Lena G. Bowman, 84, Lititz, Pa. Born: Sept. 25, 1908, East Earl Twp., Pa. Died: Jan. 23, 1993, Lititz, Pa. Survivors--children: Walter, Marlin, Ray, Melvin, Grace Hershey, Lois; brother and sister: Luke Bowman, Anna Bowman; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward Jones (husband). Funeral: Jan. 26, Landis Homes. Burial: New Holland Mennonite Cemetery.

Kandel.- Travis Dean, 2 months, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Nov. 21, 1992, Akron, Ohio, to Ron and Julie Alexander Kandel. Died: Jan. 16, 1993, Akron, Ohio, from premature birth. Survivors- parents; sister: Tosha. Funeral and burial: Jan. 19, Martins Mennonite Church, by Vincent Frey.

Schmidt.- Ernst J., 88, Hesston, Kan. Born: Aug. 30, 1904, Marion County, Kan., to P. U. and Anna Unruh Schmidt. Died: Jan. 21, 1993, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-wife: Ella Klassen Schmidt; children: Melvin, DeMont, Darlene Thiessen, Laura Flaming, DeVera Wenger; brother: Richard; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 24, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann. Burial: Alexanderwohl Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Oswald.- Orem William, 73, Rocky Ford, Colo. Born: Nov. 17, 1919, Aurora, Ohio, to Albert and Ida Miller Oswald. Died: Jan. 20, 1993, Denver, Colo., following heart surgery. Survivors-wife: Pauline Stutzman Oswald; children: Jane, Ann Marie Roth, Peggy Jackson, Stan, Vern; brothers and sister: Myron, Marcus, Vera Harrison; 14 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jeffrey Dean (son). Funeral: Jan. 23, Rocky Ford Mennonite Church, by Paul Isaak and James Roth. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Roth.- Elsie, 93, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: May 19, 1899, Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Benedict and Nancy Hartzler Roth. Died: Jan. 18, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors-brother and sister: Benjamin, Anna King. Funeral: Jan. 21, Kauffman Funeral Home, by Randy Reminder and Lester Roth. Burial: South Union Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schrock.- Robert D., 66, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 1, 1926, Kalona, Iowa, to Elmer J. and Alma Hochstetler Schrock. Died: Jan. 7, 1993, Kalona, Iowa, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Ruby Miller; children: Allen, Norman, Norma, Dallas, Alice Hochstetler, Gary; brothers and sisters: Duane, Stanley, Donald, Emma Jean, Doris Thirtle, Shirley Michelozzi; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gail Eugene (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 11, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth.

Slaubaugh.- Pauline Fern, 76, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Sept. 24, 1916, Johnson County, Iowa, by Milton C. and Nettie Slaubaugh. Died: Jan. 22, 1993, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-sister: Doris Plank. Funeral and burial: Jan. 25, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth, J. John J. Miller, and David L. Yoder.

Sommers.- Ruth Arlene Hershberger, 79, Kokomo, Ind. Born: March 8, 1913, Miami County, Ind., to Noah and Mattie Troyer Hershberger. Died: Dec. 18, 1992, Kokomo, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Clayton Sommers; children: Grace Whitehead, Karl; 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Elson (son). Funeral: Dec. 22, Parkview Mennonite Church, by Clint Coon. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 8 - February 23, 1993 - pages 14, 15

Detwiler, Charlotte Maddox, 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 27, 1912, Somerset County Md., to Woodie and Bessie Maddox. Died: Jan. 27, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Lester Detwiler; daughters: Lorena Penner, Margaret Koen; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 30, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Gehman, Steven G., 34, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 11, 1958, Allentown, Pa., to Luke and Anna Geissinger Gehman. Died: Jan 27, 1993, Sellersville, Pa. of leukemia. Survivors - wife: Sharon Keister Gehman; brother and sister: Lowell, Rachel Ferguson. Memorial service: Jan. 31, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, Nancy Rosenberger Faus, Henry Ortiz, David A. Stevens, Willard Swartley, and Ertell Whigham. Burial: Swamp Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gingerich, Edward R., 86, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 26, 1906, Beaver Crossing, Neb., to Andrew and Mary Martin Gingerich. Died: Jan. 31, 1993, Sarasota, Fla., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Mary Edna Owen Gingerich; sons: R. Robert, Owen E., brothers and sisters: Joe, Irvin, Dalmar, Alvin, Elsie Birky, LaVera Birky, Bertha Speiker; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 5, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Schmitt. Burial: Manasota Memorial Park.

Habecker, John Gamber, 95. Born: Dec. 29, 1897, Lanacaster, Pa., to Christian C. and Anna Gamber Habecker. Died: Jan. 15, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - brothers: Roy G., Charles G. Funeral and burial: Jan. 19, Habecker Mennonite Church, by Christian B. Charles, Norman Shertzer, and Elmer Kennel.

Hartzler, Naomi Yoder, 76, Belleville, Pa. Born: June 26, 1916, to Samuel R. and Jemima E. Yoder Yoder. Died: Dec. 18, 1992, Belleville, Pa. Survivors - son: Richard T.; brothers and sisters: Jonas J. Yoder, Katie Yoder, Jesse Yoder, Julia Hartzler; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Thomas J. Hartzler (husband). Congregational membership: Locust Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 22, Valley View Haven Chapel, by Max Zook and Erie Renno. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Henderson, William H., 50, Hollsopple, Pa. Born; Feb. 17, 1942, Ellwood City, Pa., to William and Marjorie Steinmetz Henderson. Died: Jan. 25, 1993, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors - wife: Ruth Viccari Henderson: daughter: Jennifer; stepchildren: William R., Michael D., Scott, Michelle Zimmerman; sister: Melinda Kemp; 5 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Blough Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 28, Teolis Funeral Home, by Richard Mininger. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Hockman, Sara M., 81, Hilltown Twp., Pa. Born: March 12, 1911, Hilltown Twp., Pa., to Samuel M. and Eva G. Myers Landis. Died: Jan 30, 1993, Kulpsville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - children: Clyde L., Walter L.; brother and sister: Wilmer M. Landis, Ethel Beidler; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer Hockman (husband). Congregational membership: Blooming Glen Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 3, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, by Truman H. Brunk and Luke Beidler. Burial: Perkasie Mennonite Cemetery.

King, Bessie A. Schmucker, 66, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Dec. 3, 1926, Stryker, Ohio, to Myron and Herma Short Schmucker. Died: Jan. 8, 1993, Toledo, Ohio, of injuries from automobile accident. Survivors - husband: Leonard King; children: Linda Bennett, James. A., Rodney, Pat; brothers and sisters: Maurice Schmucker, Walter Schmucker, Virgie Wyse, Nellie Wyse, Mary Beck, Ana Rose Fuentos, Carol Jean Eddy; 14 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 12, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Lapp, Melvin E., 65, Akron, Pa. Born: May 14, 1927, Gordonville, Pa., to Benjamin F. and Malinda Glick Lapp. Died: Jan. 21, 1993, Akron, Pa. Survivors - wife; Virginia Mohler Lapp; children: Dennis E., Dean M., Charlene Frable; siblings: Leroy, David, Benjamin, Leon, Annie; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 25, Akron Mennonite Church, by Urbane Peachey and Beryl Jantzi. Burial: Wolf Cemetery.

Miller, Thomas Herbert, 92, Kalona, Iowa. Born: July 3, 1900, Vandalia, Ill., to John J. and Barbara Yoder Miller. Died: Jan. 26, 1993, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Lynn, Roger, Ned, Jean Thomas, Nedra Schrock; 16 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Brenneman Miller (wife). Funeral: Jan. 29, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh and Scott Swartzentruber. Burial: East Union Cemetery.

Moyer, Martha M., 83, Buckingham Twp., Pa. Born: April 30, 1909, Doylestown, Pa., to Erwin M. and Susanna Myers Overholt. Died: Jan. 28, 1993, Doylestown, Pa., of Parkinson's disease. Survivors - husband: Abram M. Moyer; sons: David O., Samuel L.; sister: Grace Schaible; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 2, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk and David A. Stevens.

Schrock, Diane D. Baumann, 48, Middlebury, Ind. Born: March 17, 1944, Bloomington, Ill., to Alfred "Bill" and Berneice Schmellen Baumann. Died: Jan. 16, 1993, Middlebury, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Stanley D. Schrock; children: Shannon, Steffen, Salissa; mother; brother: Duane Baumann. Predeceased by Samantha (infant daughter). Memorial services: Jan. 19, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Ron Adams; Jan. 22, Metamora Mennonite Church, Ill., by Roger Hochstetler. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Steffy, Noah P., 99, Leola, Pa. Born: Dec. 4, 1893, Upper Leacock Twp., Pa., to John and Elizabeth Parmer Steffy. Died: Jan. 25, 1993, Manheim, Pa. Survivors - children: Chester, Jason, Allen, Alberta Benner, Faith Buckwalter, Marin King, Edith Hershey, Hariet Kepiro; 45 grandchildren, 100 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Metta O. Martin Steffy (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 28, Groffdale Mennonite Church, by Charles Wert, Glenn A. Hoover, and David Weaver.

Steider, Helen E. Oswald, 84, Meadville, Pa. Born: Oct 4, 1908, O'Neill, Neb., to Jacob and Elizabeth Erb Oswald. Died: Jan. 16, 1993, Ontario, Calif., of leukemia. Survivors - children: Mary Fast, Joan Wenger, Margaret Steider, Dorothy Dunmire, Barbara Claude, Robert, Dick, Paul, David; siblings: Harry, John, Paul, and Delmar Oswald, Esther Hjorth; 24 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harold Steider (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 22, Sunnyside Mennonite Church, by Nelson Martin.

Sternaman, Fern Neletta, 93, Kitchener, Ont. Born: May 16, 1899, Rainham Twp., Ont., to Avery and Elizabeth Hoover Sternaman. Died: Jan. 18, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - sisters: Charlotte Clemens, Hellen Hoover. Funeral: Fisherville, Ont., by Rod Weber and Earl Clemens. Burial: Rainham Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wideman, Gordon William, 70, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Dec. 3, 1922, Stouffville, Ont., to Willis and Stella Greenbury Wideman. Died: Jan. 21, 1993, Cambridge, Ont., of cardiac arrest. Survivors wife: Hannah Burkholder Wideman; children: Kenneth, Helen Cozzarin, Vernon; brothers and sisters: Elva Dike, John, David Loreen Witmer, Howard, Merle, Willis, Mary Schlichter, Carol; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 23, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher and George Elsasser. Burial: Rouge Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Willouer, Maggie L. Moyer, 81, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 21, 1911, Elroy, Pa., to Vincent and Mary Ellen Landis Moyer. Died Jan. 25, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors husband: Howard M. Willouer; children: Mary K., Marilyn M. Loux, Margaret M. Forgay, Stanley M., Paul M., Howard L., Henry D.; 23 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 28, Salford Mennonite Church, by John L. Ruth, Willis A. Miller, and James C. Longacre.

Yantzi, Emma Jutzi, 87, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: March 22, 1905, to George and Barbara Boshart Jutzi. Died: Jan. 30, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors children: Hubert, Ken, Orlin, Earl; sister: Selma Witzel; 22 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Yantzi (husband), Violetta Borntrager and Barbara Ann (daughters). Funeral and burial: Feb. 3, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Vernon Leis.

Obituary Correction as printed in the March 16, 1993 iaaue: Emma Jutzi Yantzi (Feb. 23, 1993, Gospel Herald) was survived by daughter Violetta Borntrager.

Zehr, Lydia Lehman, 90, Croghan, N.Y. Born: Oct. 23, 1902, New Bremen, N.Y., to Simon and Magdelena Schrag Lehman. Died: Jan. 25, 1993, Lowville, N.Y. Survivors children: Shirley Farney, Belva Moser; sister: Manetta Yantzi; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ernest L. Zehr (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 29, First Mennonite Church, by Lester Bauman.

From: Debbie Flanagan

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