Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 1 -January 5, 1993, page 14.

Atkinson.- Sandra Kay (Farley), 55, Wellman, Iowa. Born: Feb. 13, 1957, Walcott, Iowa, to Charles E. and Verla (Cherry) Parley. Died: Dec. 11, 1992, Iowa City, Iowa. Surviviors-husband: Donald Atkinson; children: Lori Sexton, Deb Seward, Karla Stout, Mark; brothers and sisters: Charles, Fred, Ray, Richard, Mildred Taylor, Dorothy King, Susan Hein; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 14, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth.

Bast.- Emerson, 75, Heidelberg, Ont. Born: Feb. 20, 1917, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Catherine (Albrecht) Bast. Died: Dec. 10, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. Surviviors-wife: Lucinda Mary Bast; children: William, Linda Walpole; brother and sisters: Robert, Edna Gerber, Erma Gerber, Esther Jantzi; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 13, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

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. Surviviors-wife: Bernice I. (Miller) Bontrager; children: Barry, Emery, Gloria Hostetler, Karen Hadley; brother: Jerry J.; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 11, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Richard Headings and Howard Wagler. Burial: Yoder Mennonite Cemetery, Yoder, Kan.

Brenneman.- Mary Magdalene (Hershberger), 84, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Jan. 5, 1908, Kalona, Iowa, to Ephraim and Dorinda (Kempf) Hershberger. Died: Dec. 9, 1992, Washington, Iowa, of injuries from an automobile accident. Surviviors-husband: Clark Brenneman; children: Richard, George, Jay Stewart; brothers and sisters: Ralph H., Sam H., Edna Hostetler, Barbara Hershberger; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 12, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh, Scott Swartzendruber, Robert K. Yoder, David L. Yoder. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Detrow.- Homer Ivan, 82, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: July 23, 1910, Fairfield Twp., Ohio, to Amos M. and Fanny (Senger) Detrow. Died: Dec. 2, 1992, Salem, Ohio. Surviviors-wife: Margaret Gallagher Detrow; son: Ken Gallagher; 2 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Leetonia Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 5, Warrick Kummer Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ohio, by Robert D. Yoder. Burial: Franklin Union Baptist Church Cemetery.

Detweiler.- Clarence Roy, 89, Kalona, Iowa. Born: April 26, 1903, Parnell, Iowa, to Ed and Elizabeth (Henning) Detweiler. Died: Dec. 5, 1992, Kalona, Iowa. Surviviors-children: Marion, Wallace, Trula Zimmerly, Marjorie Miller; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sarah E. Slaubaugh (wife) and Cecil (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 8, West Union Mennonite Church, by Merv Birky.

Godshall.- Ruth M. (Snyder), 83, Morwood, Pa. Born: Dec. 28, 1908, Berks County, Pa., to Benjamin and Agnes (Hertzog) Snyder. Died: Dec. 14, 1992, Morwood, Pa. Surviviors-husband: Horace B. Godshall; children: Marilyn S. Derstine, Horace B., Jr.; sister: Esther Miller; 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harold (son) and Arlene (infant daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Floyd Hackman, John Ehst, and Russell Detweiler.

Landis.- Estella B. (Young), 86, Sellersville, Pa. Born: April 2, 1906, Salford Twp., Pa., to Allen M. and Sallie (Boyer) Young. Died: Dec. 11, 1992, Sellersville, Pa., of coronary artery disease. Surviviors-children: Merrill Y.,. Alvin Y., Walton Y., Elva Y. Worthington, Eileen Y. Frantz, Marilyn Y. Nase; sisters: Verna B. Alderfer, Mandelin B. Souder; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alvin M. Landis (husband) and Ralph Y. Landis (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 16, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk.

Reschly.- Alice Edith (Roth), 78, Wayland, Iowa. Born: May 14, 1914, Trenton, Iowa, to Peter G. and Lena (Egli) Roth. Died: Dec. 8, 1992, Newton, Kan., of a heart attack. Surviviors-children: Jeannene Mast, Linda Schrock, Lois Stauffer; brother: Ivan E. Roth; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Reschly (husband) and Jane Diller (daughter). Funeral: Dec. 13, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann and Ron Guengerich. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Obituary correction as printed in the February 2, 1993 issue: Alice Edith (Roth) Reschly (Jan. 5, 1993, Gospel Herald) hometown was Hesston, Kan.; the funeral date was Dec. 12.

Steckly.- Jonathan, 96. Born: Aug. 27, 1896, Perth County, Ont., to Joseph W. and Lydia (Jantzi) Steckly. Died: Nov. 26, 1992, Tavistock, Ont. Surviviors-children: Katie Ann Helmuth, Leona Erb, Irwin. Predeceased by: Fannie (Zehr) Steckly (wife) and Eileen Kropf (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 29, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Elmer Schwartzentruber. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.

Troyer.- LaVern D., 82, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Feb. 15, 1910, Harper County, Kan., to Dave and Katie (Reber) Troyer. Died: Nov. 24, 1992, Hutchinson, Kan., of a stroke. Surviviors-wife: Gladys (Burton) Troyer; children: Larry, Donald, Dwayne, Alfred, Tharen Herl, Karen Coldren; brothers and sister: Virgil, David, Velma Schmidt; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 28, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Hunt Cemetery, Kingman, Kan.

Walter.- W. Henry, 75, Telford, Pa. Born: Oct. 26, 1917, Line Lexington, Pa., to Allen S. and Lizzi N. (Kulp) Walter. Died: Dec. 5, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Surviviors-wife: Naomi H. (Bergey) Walter; children: Leonard B., Daniel B.; brothers: Carroll K., Theodore R.; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Orie B. (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 10, Line Lexington Mennonite Church, by Lowell H. Delp.

Wyse.- John J., 99, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 8, 1893, Archbold, Ohio, to Menno and Mary (Baer) Wyse. Died: Dec. 2, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Surviviors-son: Marlin D.; sister: Minnie; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Ida (Nofziger) Wyse (wife) and Lila Mae (daughter). Funeral: Dec. 5, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Wilmer Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 2 -January 12, 1993, page 14.

Beachy.- Irvin M., 83, Meyersdale, Pa. Born: March 20, 1919, Somerset County, Pa., to Moses and Lucy (Miller) Beachy. Died: Dec. 21, 1992, Meyersdale, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors wife: Tillie (Wengerd) Beachy; children: Phoebe Wiley, Carol Johnson, David, Jonathan, Timothy, Evangeline Kidney, Laura Yoder; brother and sisters: Milton, Ruth Beiler, Mary Yoder; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 24, Oak Dale Mennonite Church, by Joe Byler and Paul H. Yoder.

Burkholder.- Clarence A., 87, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 7, 1905, Lancaster, Pa., to David L. and Emma (Hess) Burkholder. Died: Dec. 17, 1992, Goshen, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Doris (Blodgett) Burkholder; children: John Richard, Harold, Charles; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Blanche (Herr) Burkholder (first wife). Funeral: Dec. 20, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Nancy Kauffman. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Christophel.- Esther (Herr), 89, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Aug. 20, 1903, East Donegal Twp., Pa., to Eli H. and Cora C. (Witmer) Herr. Died: Dec. 22, 1992, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-brother: Christian H. Herr. Predeceased by: David L. Christophel (husband). Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 24, Nissley Funeral Home, Mount Joy, Pa., by Joe Sherer and Shelley Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Groff.- Violet Snyder, 95, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Nov. 28, 1887, New Dundee, Ont., to Samuel and Angeline Snyder. Died: Dec. 13, 1992, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Dorothy Hallman, Weyburn, James, Merle; sister: Rosetta Shantz; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Simeon Groff (husband). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 16, Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, by Rudy Baergen. Burial: First Mennonite Cemetery.

Hochstetler.- Selvesta, 88, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: April 7, 1904, Trail, Ohio, to Noah D. and Susie (Mast) Hochstetler. Died: Dec. 15, 1992, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivor-brother: Vincent Hochstetler. Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Lauver.- Mary Emma, 90, Cocolamus, Pa. Born: July 7, 1902, Cocolamus, Pa., to Jacob M. and Emma (Graybill) Lauver. Died: Dec. 5, 1992, Cocolamus, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors- sister: Gladys. Funeral and burial: Dec. 8, Lauvers Mennonite Church, by Carl E. Graybill and John M. Slabaugh (nephew).

Springer.- Bruce, 22, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Aug. 19, 1970, Hopedale, Ill., to Duane and Freeda (Cork) Springer. Died: Dec. 14, 1992, Peoria, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-parents: Duane and Freeda (Cork) Springer; brother and sisters: Sherry Litwiller, Roger, Kay Peachey. Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl A. Horner.

Wittrig.- Howard, 77, Hopedale, Ill. Born: June 19, 1915, Hopedale, Ill., to Amos and Lydia (Sutter) Wittrig. Died: Dec. 11, 1992, Peoria, Ill., of leukemia. Survivors-wife: Elva (Good) Wittrig; children: Jerry, Joan Roberts, Gene, Jolene Samara, Jay, John, Joy McGhee; brother and sister: Loren, Iola Bowman; 16 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 15, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl A. Horner.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 3 -January 19, 1993, pages 14, 15.

Burkhart.- Mary Ann (Bauman), 97. Born: Nov. 25, 1895, Southhaven, Mich., to Owen and Esther Bauman. Died: Dec. 12, 1992, Elmira, Ont. Survivors-- children: Venerva Martin, Amasa, Orvie, Elmer, Eli, Walter, Lorne; 26 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Simeon Burkhart (husband). Funeral: Dec. 15, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop. Burial: North Woolwich Mennonite Cemetery.

Burkholder.- Clarence A., 87, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 7, 1905, Lancaster, Pa., to David and Emma (Hess) Burkholder. Died: Dec. 17, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Doris (Blodgett) Burkholder; children: John Richard, Harold E., Charles A.; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Blanche (Herr) Burkholder (wife). Funeral: Dec. 20, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Buzzard.- Harold I., 82, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 28, 1909, Washington, Ill., to A. L. and Cora (Shoemaker) Buzzard. Died: Dec. 4, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-son: Robert L.; brothers and sisters: Milton, Joseph, Lois, Ruth. Predeceased by: Alpha (Yoder) Buzzard (wife). Funeral: Dec. 7, College Mennonite Church, by James H. Waltner. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery.

DeBoer.- Bernard, 83, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Born: April 27, 1909, Oldeboorn, Friesland, Netherlands, to Sietse and Theatske (Holtrop) DeBoer. Died: Dec. 27, 1992, Fort Dodge, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Elisabeth (Brouwer) DeBoer; children: Aaltje Zehr, Sietse; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandson. Funeral: Dec. 30, Manson Mennonite Church, by Brad Schantz. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Hoover.- Harlan M., 73, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Feb. 18, 1919, West Earl Twp., Pa., to Harry 0. and Bertha (Martin) Hoover. Died: Dec. 12, 1992, of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Virginia 0. (Sauder) Hoover; children: Carl L., Janet M. Habecker, Clifford D., Nelson C., Nancy H. Baggi, Jeffrey L.; brothers and sisters: Lester M., Abram N., Alta M. Ronk, Erla M. Bentley; 14 grandchildren. He was ordained in 1959 and served at Bossler Mennonite Church until 1985. Funeral: Dec. 17, Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, by Fred Garber, Russell Baer, Enos Martin, Simon Kraybill, and Marvin Beachy. Burial: Bossler Mennonite Cemetery.

Hoover.- Jane L., 62. Born: Dec. 28, 1929, Manheim Twp., Pa., to Simon H. and Elizabeth H. (Leaman) Landis. Died: Dec. 13, 1992, Akron, Pa. Survivors-- husband: Eugene G. Hoover; children: Joyce Seibel, Evan Eugene, Donald Lee, Shirley Marie, Loretta Sue Eby; sister: Miriam Denlinger; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 16, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by Thomas Horst, Lester M. Hoover, and Paul Weaver.

Jutzi.- Marvin Peter, 40, Kitchener, Ont. Born: April 14, 1952, Kitchener, Ont., to Merlin and Grace (Bast) Jutzi. Died: Dec. 23, 1992, Kitchener, Ont., of cystic fibrosis. Survivors-wife: Helen (Jensen) Jutzi; son: Jake; brothers: Calvin, Kevin, Robin. Funeral and burial: Dec. 26, First Mennonite Church, by Amsey Martin and Brice Balmer.

Peachey.- Oliver B., 87. Born: Aug. 29, 1905, Belleville, Pa., to David S. and Sarah (Glick) Peachey. Died: Dec. 25, 1992, Lewistown, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-son: Richard; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bernice (Harshbarger) Peachey (wife). Funeral: Dec. 28, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Ivan E. Yoder and Erie Renno. Burial: Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Rupp.- Lydia E. (Stuckey), 84, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 28, 1908, Archbold, Ohio, to Sam C. and Mary Ann (Freyenberger) Stuckey. Died: Dec. 25, 1992, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-husband, Eldon E. Rupp; children: Donald, Leon, Leroy, Doris, Velma Horst, Arlene Short, Ruth Ann; 24 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 28, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Dale Wyse. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Stahly.- Sevilla (Miller), 82, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 5, 1910, Howard-Miami County, Ind. Died: Dec. 18, 1992, Elkhart, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-children: Don, Janice Stahly Yoder; brothers and sisters: Kenneth Miller, Alice Bontrager, Ima Troyer, Mervanna Weihe; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ralph Stahly (husband). Funeral: Dec. 21, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger and Kevin Farmwald. Burial: Union Center Cemetery.

Weaver.- Paul E., 80, Akron, Pa. Born: March 3, 1912, East Earl Twp., Pa., to William H. and Lydia Z. (Good) Weaver. Died: Dec. 16, 1992, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-wife: Ada B. (Huber) Weaver; children: Kenneth L., Donald L., Paul E.; sister: Anna B. Reed; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: James L. (son). Funeral: Dec. 22, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin, A. Richard Weaver, and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Hammer Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Weyandt.- Harold E., 74, Archbold, Ohio. Born: March 12, 1918, Altoona, Pa., to Clarence C. and Marie (Clifford) Weyandt. Died: Dec. 23, 1992, Archbold, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Fern E. (Goldsmith) Weyandt; children: Elaine, Sandra Schnarre, James; sisters: Jean, Mary DeArmitt; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 27, Central Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Wayne Goldsmith. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Yoder.- Alpheus D., 98, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Feb. 7, 1894, Reedsville, Pa., to Joseph Z. and Nancy (Plank) Yoder. Died: Dec. 26, 1992, Orrville, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Chester J., Stella Blosser, Margaret Oyer, Melvin A., Vera Kurtz, Effie Geisinger, Ivan D., Helen E., Luella Leighty; 20 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elnora (Horst) Yoder (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 30, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 4 -January 26, 1993, pages 13, 15.

Wall.- Rita, 33, a Mennonite Central Committee worker was killed and two other MCC workers were injured in a Jan. 4 vehicle accident in Bolivia. Rita Wall, 33, Eric Buller, 25, and Zaida Alvarez, 27, were among some 30 people traveling in the open back of a truck when it flipped over while negotiating a traffic circle in the town of Warnes, about 20 minutes outside of Santa Cruz. Wall, a Baptist, died seven hours after the accident. Buller, of Bethel (General Conference) Mennonite Church in Mountain Lake, Minn., suffered several crushed vertebrae and a broken wrist. Alvarez, of Cochabamba, Bolivia, suffered several broken ribs. Five Bolivians were killed and 22 injured in the accident.

Bender.- Alice, 78, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: May 30, 1914, to Joseph J. and Catherine (Kropf) Bender. Died: Dec. 15, 1992. Funeral: Dec. 18, Hillcrest Mennonite Church, by Mary Schiedel and Maurice Martin. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Bender.- Mahlon, 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Oct. 11, 1909, to John J. and Rebecca (Wagler) Bender. Died: Dec. 22, 1992, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Ruth Zehr, Cleo, Marjorie Kaethler; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Selena Ruby Bender (wife). Funeral: Dec. 24, Hillcrest Mennonite Church, by Mary Schiedel and Maurice Martin. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Cemetery.

Benner.- Timothy E., 66, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Dec. 5, 1925, Onego, W.Va., to Rhine W. and Anna Nice (Stoudt) Benner. Died: Nov. 10, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Lois (Weaver) Benner; children: Edward, Judy Frei, Marcia Pusey; brothers and sisters: James, Rhoda Hertzler, Elva Champ, Millard, Evelyn Swartzentruber, Daniel; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 13, East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church, by Daniel Miller, Lester Blank, and Marvin Weaver. Burial: Mellingers Mennonite Cemetery.

Collins.- Willard Llewellyn, 80, Pinto, Md. Born: Oct. 17, 1912, Pinto, Md., to John and Susie (Llewellyn) Collins. Died: Dec. 24, 1992, Cumberland, Md. Survivors-wife: Thelma (Ward) Collins; son: John Edward; sister: Edna Umstead; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: Dec. 28, Pinto Mennonite Church, by Roy Bender, Mark Parker, and David Pauls.

DeBona.- Andrew S., 86, Johnstown, Pa. Born: Nov. 29, 1906, Ortolana, Italy, to Samuel and Mary (DeStefanio) DiBonaventura. Died: Dec. 20, 1992, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Lerley DeBona; son: Andrew D.; brother: James; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Stahl Mennonite Church, by Harold and Mary Grace Shenk.

Deering.- John David "Dave," 39, Hesston, Kan. Born: Jan. 28, 1953, Buchanan, Ga., to Elmer and Guyola (Payton) Deering. Died: Dec. 30, 1992, Wichita, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Sharon (Krehbiel) Deering; children: Christopher Todd, Kristi Kay; brothers and sisters: Gayle, Brenda Wills, Danny, Jerry, Sam. Funeral: Jan. 2, Hesston Inter-Mennonite, by Duane Yoder and Waldo E. Miller. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Eichelberger.- Agatha (Huebert) Erb, 95, Beemer, Neb. Born: Nov. 5, 1897, Litchfield, Neb., to Dietrich and Agatha (Janzen) Huebert. Died: Dec. 22, 1992, Beemer, Neb. Survivors-children: Dorothy Oswald, Rachel Wenger, Evelyn Schantz, Albert Erb, Jr.; stepchildren: Lois Schaum, Harold Eichelberger, Marilyn Oswald, Clifford Eichelberger; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild; 23 step-grandchildren, 48 step-great-grandchildren, 10 step-great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Eichelberger (second husband) and Albert Erb, Sr. (first husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 24, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen and Ivan Troyer.

Francisco.- Leslie II, 63, Hampton, Va. Born: Sept. 11, 1929, Roaring Creek, N.C., to Leslie and Gertrude Francisco. Died: Dec. 13, 1992, Hampton, Va., of kidney failure. Survivors-wife: Naomi Francisco; sons: Leslie Ill., Steven, Myron; brothers and sisters: Floyd Isom, Lloyd Isom, Peggie Isom, Laura Bailey; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 16, Calvary Community Church, by Stan Maclin and Lloyd Weaver.

Gingerich.- Mary Ellen, 97, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 10, 1895, Johnson County, Iowa, to Joel and Nancy (Miller) Gingerich. Died: Dec. 20, 1992, Wellman, Iowa. Funeral and burial: Dec. 22, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth.

Graves.- Lettie Elizabeth (Burkholder), 84, Waynesboro, Va. Born: June 15, 1908, Barren Ridge, Va., to Reuben S. and Effie (Grove) Burkholder. Died: Dec. 4, 1992, Waynesboro, Va., of a stroke. Survivors-daughter: Peggy G. Hiner; brother: Nelson R. Burkholder; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jack Graves (husband) and Barbara (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 8, Hildebrand Mennonite Church, by Ralph C. Martin, Richard H. Showalter, and Marion Weaver.

Hartzler.- Benjamin K., 88, Camp Hill, Pa. Born: July 2, 1904, Allensville, Pa., to Christian B. and Fannie R. (Kauffman) Hartzler. Died: Oct. 9, 1992, Camp Hill, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Mary (Byler) Hartzler; children: Eugene, Ernest, Lois Runyon, Martha Rohrer, Maxine Zook, Florence Showalter, Bertha Showalter, Alice Hostetter; 17 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 13, Slate Hill Mennonite Church, by Roger Steffy, Paul Nisly, and Norman Zimmennan.

Landis.- Mattie H. (Landes), 92, Harleysville, Pa. Born: July 8, 1900, Franconia, Pa., to Elias G. and Elizabeth (Hagey) Landes. Died: Dec. 29, 1992, Harleysville, Pa. Survivors-children: Minerva L. Godshall, Mary Elizabeth Leatherman, Heber L., Henry L., Floyd L., Mark L., Stanton L.; brother and sister: Cyrus Landis, Alice Heavener; 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Dayton C. Landis (husband) and Dayton L. (son). Funeral: Jan. 2, Peter Becker Community, by Willis Miller and John L. Ruth. Burial: Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin.- Merta A. (Ziegler), 98, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: June 26, 1894, Dalton, Ohio, to Benjamin and Nancy (Shoup) Ziegler. Died: Dec. 29, 1992, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-children: Ruth Martin, Mabel Nisley, John J., Glenn; sister: Mary Detwiler; 10 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John J. Martin (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 1, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry Rohrer and Ernest Martin.

Schlosser.- Paul C., 64, Harleysville, Pa. Born: April 19, 1928, Cedars, Pa., to Clayton C., Sr., and Edna (Clemons) Schlosser. Died: Dec. 16, 1992, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Phyllis A. (Hoffman) Schlosser; children: Donna A. Burgess, Paul Thomas, Gerald William; brother and sister: Mary Skrzat, David C.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 20, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer, Steven C. Nyce, and Wallace R. Jantz.

Simons.- Esther Ruth (Roberts), 73, Indianapolis, Ind. Born: March 21, 1919, Montgomery, Ind. Died: Dec. 19, 1992, Indianapolis, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Cecil Simons; son: Richard Troutman; stepson: Larry Simons; 11 grandchildren. Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 22, Hermann Funeral Home, by Robert and Margaret Richer Smith. Burial: Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Weaver.- Walter B., 80, Blue Ball, Pa. Born: Oct. 7, 1912, Dover, Del., to Jacob and Elizabeth (Buckwalter) Weaver. Died: Dec. 26, 1992, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ethel (Wingard) Weaver; children: Ronald G., Louetta Hurst, Leslie C.; brother and sister: Elizabeth Miller, Paul B.; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 31, Forest Hills Mennonite Church, by J. Lester Graybill and Mark R. Wenger. Burial: Eby Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana

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