Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 22 - June 1, 1993, page 14.

Clemens.- Katie Ruth, 85, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Oct. 12, 1907, Towamencin Twp., Pa., to Warren Y. and Mary Nyce Ruth. Died: April 29, 1993, Harleysville, Pa., of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors-husband: Earl A. Clemens; children: Ruth Bergey, Esther Ongoa, Paul R., David R., Mary Alderfer, Beulah Glick; 19 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 2, Salford Mennonite Church, by Earl Yoder, David Clemens, and John Ruth. Burial: Methacton Mennonite Cemetery.

Grimes-Gaskins.- Florence C. Baynard, 66. Born: Dec. 21, 1926, Philadelphia, Pa., to Walter and Beatrice Baynard. Died: Feb. 18, 1993, Philadelphia, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Learly Gaskins; children: F. Beatrice Macon, Barbara F. Douglas, Asa L., Jr., Daniel B.; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Asa L. Grimes, Sr. (first husband). Funeral: Feb. 21, Diamond Street Mennonite Church, by Charles C. Baynard, Sr. Burial: West Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Mann.- William Henry, 87, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Aug. 23, 1905, to Tobias and Soloma Eckerd Mann. Died: May 9, 1993, Sarasota, Fla., of congestive heart failure and intestinal hemorrhaging. Survivors-wife: Edith Weaver Mann; children: Richard, Donald, Phyllis Weaver; stepchildren: Herbert Weaver, Virginia Esch, Audrey Modjeska, Geraldine Hunsberger, Phyllis Johns, Cheryl Schwartz; sisters: Helen Patrick, Mary; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Myrtis Minnie Mann (first wife) and Mary Buzzard Mann (second wife). Funeral: May 11, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Schmitt. Memorial service: May 14, Prairie Street Mennonite Church, by Ruth Yoder. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery.

Miller.- C. Nevin, 66, New Holland, Pa. Born: Feb. 25, 1927, to Levi and Ada Reiber Miller. Died: April 19, 1993, New Holland, Pa., of cancer. Survivors- wife: Evelyn Shoemaker Miller; sons: Fred E., Charles N., Joseph S.; brothers and sister: Herbert E., Mervin R., Florance Stauffer; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: April 22, New Holland Mennonite Church, by Clyde G. Kratz. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery. He was ordained Feb. 6, 1947, at Good's Mennonite Church and served various congregations. He was an orignial member of the Mennonite Hour Quartet.

Nafziger.- Betty J. Schelling, 49, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: July 7, 1943, Defiance, Ohio, to Herman C. and Iva L. Bell Schelling. Died: May 5, 1993, Pettisville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Gilbert Nafziger; children: Lane Roth, Wynn Roth, Reed Roth, Jill Everson, Gail Yoder; stepson: Christopher Nafziger; brother: Dale Schelling; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Lowell E. Roth (first husband). Funeral and burial: May 8, Lockport Mennonite Church, by James Groeneweg and Allen Rutter.

Nafziger.- Elizabeth Gerber, 89, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Oct. 23, 1903, Minnesota, to Daniel B. and Rachel Rupp Gerber. Died: May 8, 1993, St. Jacobs, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Edith Jutzi, Irma Swartzentruber, Alta Swartzentruber, Marie; brothers: Amos, Solomon, David, Mose; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rudy Nafziger (husband) and Catherine (daughter). Funeral: May 12, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch and Ken Brenneman. Burial: Poole Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Roth.- Anna Schrock, 87, Albany, Ore. Born: June 11, 1905, Thurman, Colo., to Joseph and Bella Yordy Schrock. Died: May 3, 1993, Albany, Ore. Survivors --children: Larry A., Merlyn Stutzman, Erma Sherfy, Carol Byers, Lois Kropf, Ardys Miller; brothers: Melvin and LeRoy Schrock; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward B. Roth (husband), Lyle and Lester (sons). Funeral and burial: May 7, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Clarence Gerig and Louis Lehman.

Suter.- Mary Emily Showalter, 88, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Sept. 5, 1904, Singers Glen, Va., to Robert F. and Nannie Showalter Showalter. Died: May 11, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-sons: Glenn W., Stuart R.; brother: Clark Showalter; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter Tracy Suter (husband). Funeral: May 13, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen Burkholder, Harold Eshleman, and Shirlee K. Yoder. Burial: Weavers Cemetery.

Yoder.- Freeman A., 72, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 19, 1920, Honeyville, Ind., to Andrew and Mattie Miller Yoder. Died: May 7, 1993, Goshen, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Maxine Eash Yoder; sons: Donovan, Darrell; brothers and sisters: Katie Kauffman, Fannie Haartz, Truman L., Melvin A.; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Delores Zehr (daughter). Funeral; May 10, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Sylvia Shirk Charles, Willis L. Breckbill, and Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

Zook.- Jennifer, 21, Belleville, Pa. Born: Dec. 19, 1971, Lewistown, Pa., to Thomas J. and Norma M. Howe Zook. Died: April 22, 1993, in an automobile accident. Survivors-parents; brother and sisters: Rosanna J., Bethany A., Kenneth J. Her sister, Vicky, was killed in the same accident. Funeral and burial: April 26, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook and Guy Rocker.

Zook.- Victoria "Vicky," 5, Belleville, Pa. Born: May 10, 1987, Lewistown, Pa., to Thomas J. and Norma M. Howe Zook. Died: April 22, 1993, in an automobile accident. Survivors-parents; brother and sisters: Rosanna J., Bethany A., Kenneth J. Her sister, Jennifer, was killed in the same accident. Funeral and burial: April 26, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook and Guy Rocker.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 23 -June 8, 1993, page 14.

Basulto.- Jose, 90, Bressler/Steelton, Pa. Born: June 13, 1902, Mexico. Died: May 11, 1993, Harrisburg, Pa. Survivors-wife: Joanne Basulto; stepchildren: Harry Blatt, Margaret Beinhaur; one grandchild. Funeral: May 14, Stone Funeral Home, by John H. Kraybill. Burial: Shopes Mennonite Cemetery.

Birkey.- Rozetta Mae Shearer, 65, Pomeroy, Iowa. Born: July 31, 1927, Jackson County, Minn., to Russell and Doris Trimmer Shearer. Died: April 26, 1993, Pocahontas, Iowa, of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Katherine, Judy Weller, Dorothy Brons, Jan Weller, Sam, Paul; brothers and sisters: Charles, Lyle, and Verlon Shearer, Leola Johnson, Jean Swanson, Carole Starla; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Samuel Clayton Birkey (husband). Funeral: April 30, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Fenske.- Esther Egli, 71, Manson, Iowa. Born: July 24, 1921, Pomeroy, Iowa, to Joe and Vinnie Widlund Egli. Died: May 6, 1993, Pomeroy, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Floyd Fenske; children: Rita Jo Plate, Mary Ellen Ruhr, Roy Stutzman; siblings: Verle Egli, Ben Egli, Ida Lairson, Doris Hall, Edith Egli; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: May 10, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Kauffman.- Floyd Jacob, 77, Shickley, Neb. Born: April 18, 1916, Shickley, Neb., to Eli E. and Mary Maude Swartzendruber Kauffman. Died: May 5, 1993, Geneva, Neb. Survivors-wife: Elsie Eleanor Heinrichs Kauffman; children: Linda Bridges, Ardeth Rhodes, Arlys Hubert; sister: Lavonne Reeb; 6 grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Gary (son). Funeral and burial: May 8, Salem Mennonite Church, by Wilton Detweiler.

Kiser.- Edna Campbell, 81. Born: Oct. 7, 1911, Augusta County, Va., to Herman T. B. and Mary Frances Parrett Campbell. Died: May 12, 1993, Waynesboro, Va. Survivors-son: Orvin H., Sr.; brothers: Herman and Harold Campbell; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Marvin T. Kiser (husband) and Roy D., Sr. (son). Funeral and burial: May 15, Stuarts Draft Mennonite Church, by Stanlee D. Kauffman, Charles Ramsey, and Ed Heatwole.

Landis.- Viola Johnson, 85. Born: Feb. 18, 1908, Bedminster Twp., Pa., to Freeman S. and Sallie Wildonger Johnson. Died: April 25, 1993, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Erma J. Keller, Alma M. Yothers; sister: Clara A. Moyer; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clayton L. Landis (husband). Funeral: April 28, Groveland Mennonite Church, by Kenneth Horning. Burial: St. Stephens UCC Cemetery.

Lederman.- Edgar, 77, Leo, Ind. Born: June 10, 1915, Grabill, Ind., to Daniel and Katie Lederman. Died: May 12, 1993, Fort Wayne, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Vera Stuckey Lederman; children: Diane Delagrange, Linda Stabler, Kent; brothers and sisters: Esther Beck, Amanda Rupp, David, Glenn, Evelyn Schmucker; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 15, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Don Delagrange and Charles DeSanto.

Myers.- Herbert E., 73, Line Lexington, Pa. Born: Sept. 3, 1919, Danboro, Pa., to Ezra and Elsie Schmell Myers. Died: May 2, 1993, Doylestown, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Marian Swartley Myers; children: Herbert E., Jr., Beverly Ehst, Elizabeth A. Anthony; brothers and sisters: Norman, George, Mary, Eleanor Vegh; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 5, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Joe M. Haines.

Schrock.- Paul, 74, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: May 22, 1918, Holmes County, Ohio, to Nathan and Masa Hershberger Schrock. Died: May 11, 1993, Millersburg, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-children: Kim, Cindy Dalrymple, Cathy Nemeth; brothers and sisters: Howard, Robert, J. Nolan, Kate, Esther Gerber, Dorothy Beachy; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth A. Mast Schrock (wife). Funeral and burial: May 14, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Sturpe.- Frank A., 82, Orrville, Ohio. Born: July 4, 1910, Philadelphia, Pa., to Frank A. and Esther Blumberg Sturpe. Died: May 11, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Sadie Swartzentruber Sturpe; children; Paul S., Esther Yousey; foster daughter: Martha Kandel; brothers and sisters: Stanley Jones, Paul, Howard, Gerald and LeRoy Long, Margaret Vance, Sarah Frederick, Esther Clemmer, Mary Jones, Martha Kingkiner, Ruth King, Amy Shoemaker, Nancy Shyrock; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 14, Orrville Mennonite Church, by Clayton Swartzentruber and John and Barbara Lehman. Burial: Pleasant View Church Cemetery.

Swartzendruber.- Barbara Brenneman, 88, Wellman, Iowa. Born: April 10, 1905, Johnson County, Iowa, to Benjamin E. and Barbara Kauffman Brenneman. Died: May 16, 1993, Wellman, Iowa. Survivors-husband: J. Waldo Swartzendruber; children: Betty Buckwalter, Lois Rutt, Dorothea Schweitzer; sisters: Sarah Swartzendruber, Mary Brenneman, Katie Hostetler; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 19, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 24 -June 15, 1993, pages 14, 15.

Albrecht.- Harold John, 80, Tiskilwa, Ill. Born: Sept. 21, 1912, Tiskilwa, Ill., to John and Leah Litwiller Albrecht Died: May 21, 1993, Peoria, Ill. Survivors-wife: Evelyn Sharp Albrecht; children: Helen Hettinger, Lita Tuner, John; brothers and sister: Wilbur, Weldon, Marcella Detwiler; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 24, Willow Springs Mennonite Church, by Calvin D. Zehr.

Apger.- Douglas C., 22, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Oct. 18, 1970, Toledo, Ohio, to Robert and Lorabel Tolles Apger. Died: May 19, 1993, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Jum Ballmer Apger; brothers and sisters: Robert, Jr., David, Debora Potter, Teresa Wyse, Patricia Roberts, Lori Ostrander. Funeral: May 22, Central Mennonite Church, by Robert Watson and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Archbold Cemetery.

Basinger.- Agnes Anna Schmucker, 72, Hesston, Kan. Born: April 4, 1921, Louisville, Ohio, to Elmer and Ada Maurer Schmucker. Died: May 21, 1993, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-husband: Leonard Basinger; children: J. Paul, Edwin, Kathryn Detrow, Norma Diller; brothers: Eldon, Lorin, Leonard; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: May 24, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann and Wesley Jantz. Memorial service and burial: May 26, North Lima (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Deer.- Kenneth E., 66, Champaign, Ill. Born: March 3, 1927. Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Charles M. and Louise Deer. Died: May 19, 1993, Urbana, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Jannette Rice Deer; children: Terry, Ricky, Rodney, Brenda Spitz, Susie Bright, Wendy Landrum; stepchildren; Robbie Henry, Becky Rusher, Jamie Barker; 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 7 step-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Betty Reber Deer (first wife). Funeral: May 21, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Millard Osborne. Burial: East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Correction: Kenneth E. Deer (June 15 Gospel Herald) was survived by sisters Dorothy D. Weirich, Margaret Ann Castro, and a half brother, Richard.


Derstine.- Isaac T., 83, Bedminster, Pa. Born: June 25, 1909, to Samuel and Lizzie Trauger Derstine. Died: May 16, 1993, of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Kathryn Derstine Derstine; children: Earl, Jean Kelly, Alice Menstemacher; brothers and sister: Chester, Noah, Harold, Martha Landis; 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: May 20, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by Tim Weaver and Arnold C. Roth.

Hoylman.- Esther LaVina Schrock, 79, Whitefish, Mont. Born: March 28, 1914, Parnell, Iowa, to Norman and Ida Yoder Schrock. Died: May 13, 1993, Whitefish, Mont. Survivors--daughter: Charlotte Erickson; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Daniel W. Hoylman (husband). Congregational membership: Mountain View Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 19, Johnson Mortuary, by Dwight E. Hooley. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Johnson.- Harry Allen, 54, New Carlisle, Ohio. Born: March 5, 1939, New Carlisle, Ohio, to Joseph and Mary Cook Johnson. Died: May 23, 1993, Ann Arbor, Mich. Survivors-wife: Sharon Kuhns Johnson; children: Jill Renee Borhorst, Joi Lynn, Jennifer Ann Ulrich, Jared Allen; brothers and sister: Gary Lee, Mary Jo Fowler, Clarence Edward; one grandchild. Funeral: May 27, Trostel Chapman and Christmas Funeral Home, by Paul Conrad and Joe Wood. Burial: Maple Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Kasermann.- Hilda L., 88, Pekin, Ill. Born: June 12, 1904, Tremont, Ill., to Jacob and Elisa Mauerhofer Kasermann. Died: May 23, 1993, Pekin, Ill. Survivor-sister: Leah. Congregational membership; First Mennonite Church of Morton. Funeral: May 25, Woosley Funeral Home, by Glen A. Horner. Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery.

Landis.- Louis C., 78, Lebanon, Ore. Born: July 30, 1914, Plainview, Tex., to George and Fannie Landes Landis. Died: May 17, 1993, Lebanon, Ore. Survivors-wife: Ruth Shank Landis; children: Rosalee McElmurry, Lois Justus, Esther Hofer, Howard, Glen, George; sister and brother: Mary, Floyd; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 20, Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Leo Schlegel. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery. He was ordained in 1948 and pastored for 30 years in Oregon and Idaho.

Miller.- Mahlon Edward, 70, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: June 4, 1922, Wauseon, Ohio, to Gideon and Lena Nofziger Miller. Died: May 2, 1993, Toledo, Ohio, of respiratory failure. Survivors-wife: Irene Liechty Miller; children: Edward L., Sharon Evers, Kathleen Grieser, Bev; brothers and sister: Lester, Cletus, Lewis, Annagene Evers; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: May 5, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Roy Bucher and Earl Stuckey. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Miller.- Sarah Ann Burkhalter, 74, Smithville, Ohio. Born: July 6, 1918, Apple Creek, Ohio, to Louis and Anna Lehman Burkhalter. Died: April 12, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Jacob S. Miller; children: Wesley, Steven, Rosanna Hersh, Rebecca King; sister: Emma Burkhalter; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: April 16, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by James Schrag. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Mullet.- Luella B. Gascho, 76, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Sept. 1, 1916, Imlay City, Mich., to Jacob and Mattie Bechler Gascho. Died: May 22, 1993, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Henry "Hank" Mullet; children: Mary Lois Mast, Barbara Alderfer, Shirley Taber, John and Stanley Adams; brother and sisters: Simon, Salena and Lillian Gascho, Edna Hershberger, Leona Plank; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: May 25, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Schmitt. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Pettiford.- Chester E., 73, Louisville, Ohio. Born: July 17, 1919, Marion, Ind., to William Edgar and Daisy Smith Pettiford. Died: May 16, 1993, Louisville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Lena Smeltzer Byler Pettiford; children: Lorene Byler Miller, Lorin Byler; sisters: Irene Beck, Marilyn Morse, Norma and Anita Kenney. Funeral: May 19, Stoner Heights Mennonite Church, by Gerry J. Vandeworp. Burial: Beech Mennonite Cemetery.

Reiff.- Gladys Virginia, 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: Feb. 27, 1913, Newton, Kan., to Vernon and Zaidee Reiff. Died: April 23, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivor--sister: Marianna Stutzman. Memorial service: May 1, Belmont Mennonite Church, by David Brunner. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery.

Rembold.- Nettie Livengood, 94, Salisbury, Pa. Born: Feb. 15, 1899; Grantsville, Md., to Wilson and Lizzie Otto Livengood. Died: May 15, 1993, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors-husband: Homer Rembold; children: Edgar, Olin, Thelma Shoemaker, Cleo Saylor; 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 17, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven Heatwole and Earl Yoder.

Roth.- Earl E., 68, Chappell, Neb. Born: May 18, 1924, Deuel County, Neb., to John and Rosa Schrock Roth. Died: May 13, 1993, Sidney, Neb., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Stutzman Roth; children: Edward Earl, Robert Lee, Donnie Lynn; 7 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Julesburg Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 17, Assembly of God Church, by Arthur Roth, Dale Williams, and Pat Gray. Burial: Mennonite Cemetery, Chappell, Neb.

Shantz.- Lincoln Roy, 76, Kitchener, Ont. Born: March 18, 1917, High River, Alta., to Cyrenus and Angelene Snyder Shantz. Died: May 17, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Violet Bowman Good Shantz; daughter Yvonne Stapleton; stepchildren: Orval and Earl Bowman, Shirley Karpenci; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: May 20, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.

Shay.- Paul Curtis, 90, Morton, Ill. Born: Nov. 15, 1902, Delavan, Ill., to Roy and Louena Belle Curtis Shay. Died: May 22, 1993, Peoria, Ill. Survivors-son: Norman; 4 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alma Weiland Shay (wife) and Louis (son). Funeral: May 26, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen A. Horner and Ric Thompson. Burial: Roberts Cemetery.

Yoder.- William Keeler, 79, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Sept. 9, 1913, Souderton, Pa., to William K. and Cora A. Keeler Yoder. Died: May 18, 1993, Quakertown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Ruth B. Benner Yoder; children: Lester B., Gladys B. Alderfer, Marie B. Leatherman, Ruth B. Scott, William B.; brother and sisters: Kathryn Lewis, Grace Hinkle; John, foster sister: Grace Christy; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Memorial service and burial: May 22, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 25 - June 22, 1993, page 15.

Cook.- Paul Sullivan, 77, Haven, Kan. Born: Feb. 20, 1916, Haven, Kan., to William Perry and Ida Mae Sullivan Cook. Died: May 26, 1993, Hutchinson, Kan., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Margaret E. Thach Cook; children: William D., Jimmy C., Delores Jordan, Darlene Hart, Deanna Robertson, Jean; brother and sisters: Kenneth, Donna Wagner, Ruth Johnson; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: May 30, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Peter E. Hartman. Burial: Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Gerber.- Leo F., 75, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Jan. 16, 1918, Kidron, Ohio, to Jacob and Lina Sommer Gerber. Died: May 30, 1993, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Pauline Nussbaum Gerber; children: Jean Steffen, Connie Zuercher, Linda Miller, Sharon Millins, Renee Himes; siblings: Elmer, Willis, Hilda Lehman; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Margaret (daughter). Funeral and burial: June 2, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns and Richard Ross.

Hammontree.- Charles Irvin, 71, Pekin, Ill. Born: Oct. 31, 1921, McNabb, Ill., to Thomas M. and Estella Clark Hammontree. Died: May 29, 1993, Pekin, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Bonnie Jean Oswald Coggins Hammontree; children: Charles Bradley, Deborah Lynn Dancey, Susan Seckman, Jerome Coggins, Timothy Coggins, Paula Pope, Lori Byars; mother: Estella Stewart; brothers and sisters: Don, Herman, Alfred, Val, James, Doris Summers, JoAnn Johnson, Patsy Schenck, Sue McDonald; 17 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 1, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen A. and Thelma Horner. Burial: War Veterans Memorial Cemetery.

Huber.- Arthur S., 78, Doylestown. Pa. Born: July 16, 1914, Lebanon Co., Pa., to Henry and Elizabeth Huber. Died: May 25, 1993, Doylestown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Doris Myers Huber; children: Marian E., Ruth A. Walter, Melvin G., Harold E., Glenn A.; brothers and sister: Walter Spang, Eugene Landes, Helen Wentling; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel K. Harnish Huber (first wife) and Arlene H. Weaver (daughter). Funeral and burial: May 29, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop and Ray K. Yoder.

Kanagy.- Huldah E., 72, Belleville, Pa. Born: Jan. 14, 1921, Belleville, Pa., to Amos H. and Emma Yoder Kanagy. Died: May 21, 1993, Belleville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-brothers and sister: Effie E., Irvin H., Sherman M. Funeral and burial: May 24, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Phil Barr and Paul Bender.

Schrock.- Mabel, 90, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: May 30, 1902, Holmes County, Ohio, to Alexander and Melinda Miller Schrock. Died: May 29, 1993, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-sisters: Emma Miller, Alma. Funeral and burial: June 2, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 26 - June 29, 1993, pages 16, 17.

Beckler.- Clyde Wayne, 65, Shedd, Ore. Born: March 18, 1928, Shelton, Neb., to Enos and Mary Schweitzer Beckler. Died: May 21, 1993, Shedd, Ore., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Ruth Krabill Beckler; children: Dennis, Craig, Karen Thorton, Kendra Weiss; sisters: Myrta Ernst, Roberta Ernst; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: May 25, Plainview Mennonite Church, by Byron Gingerich and Rob Angerman. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Bertsch.- Grace V. Gehman, 65, Coopersburg, Pa. Born: June 20, 1927, Coopersburg, Pa., to William Norman and Viola Susan Longacre Gehman. Died: June 2, 1993, Allentown, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-brothers and sister: Pauline K. Yoder, David William, Norman James, Robert Richard, Henry Ross. Predeceased by: Wilbur Bertsch (husband). Funeral: June 5, Swamp Mennonite Church, by William A. Brunk. Burial: Friedensville Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Brenneman.- Noah V., 91, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Nov. 22, 1901, Johnson County, Iowa, to Jacob C. and Lydia Zimmerman Brenneman. Died: June 6, 1993, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Lula Martin Brenneman; children: Marilyn, Lores Hochstetler, Michael, Karen Stalter; siblings: Ola Brenneman, Hilda King, Freda Bush; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 8, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Brubaker.- Merle, 93, North Lawrence, Ohio. Born: Nov. 1, 1899, Dalton, Ohio, to Daniel and Nancy Wenger Brubaker. Died: June 2, 1993, Navarre, Ohio. Funeral: June 5, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Elno Steiner and Marion Berg. Burial: County Line Mennonite Cemetery.

Burkey.- John Jerome, 64, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 28, 1928, Nappanee, Ind., to Charles L. and Martha Brubacher Burkey. Died: April 18, 1993, of gastritis. Survivors-mother and stepfather: Martha and Simon Yoder; sister: Loretta Kauffman; stepsisters: Esther Yoder, Sylvia Smith, Laura Eichelberger, Dorothy Frey. Funeral: April 20, East Goshen Mennonite Church, by Robert Keener. Burial: South Union Cemetery.

Conrad.- Dale, 77, Burlington, Iowa. Born: Dec. 21, 1915, Noble, Iowa, to Jacob K. and Mary Kauffman Conrad. Died: May 25, 1993, Burlington, Iowa, of a heart attack. Survivor-sister: Violet. Funeral and burial: May 28, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Glen Richard and Herb Yoder.

Eby.- Serena Lydia Shantz, 87, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Oct. 4, 1905, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Daniel and Suzanna Groh Shantz. Died: June 6, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: David, Richard, Gladys Ranger; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clayton Eby (husband) and Hazel (daughter). Funeral: June 8, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Hagey Cemetery.

Huber.- Anna, 83. Born: Oct. 16, 1909, Willow Street, Pa., to Christian and Katie Neff Huber. Died: March 3, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-brother and sister: H. Paul Huber, Esther H. Wenger. Predeceased by: Abram Huber (husband). Funeral and burial: March 7, Willow Street Mennonite Church, by Robert A. Brenneman and Isaac Thomas.

Irwin.- John W., 74, Metamora, Ill. Born: Feb. 22, 1919, Taylorville, Ill., to Charles and Mary Robb Irwin. Died: April 22, 1993, Peoria, Ill., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Laura Eleanor Johnson Irwin; children: William, Janice Killion; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John, Robert, Dennis (sons). Funeral: April 25, Mason Funeral Home, by Dennis Kennell. Burial: Lutheran cemetery, Peoria, Ill.

Kennel.- Reuben, 77. Born: April 9, 1915, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Albert and Catherine Erb Kennel. Died: Feb. 15, 1993, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Mabel Steinman Kennel; sons: Clare, John, Murray; brothers and sisters: Edgar, Anson, Fannie Gingerich, Lillian, Eileen Calvert; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Florence Steinman Kennel (first wife), Larry and Earl (sons). Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Fred Lichti and Vernon Zehr.

Kinzer.- Paul A., 74, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 16, 1918, Goshen, Ind., to Foster and Katherine Eash Kinzer. Died: May 23, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Hazel A. Miller. Funeral: May 26, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Lantz.- N. Henry, 94, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 18, 1898, Miami County, Ind. Died: June 4, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: D. Opal Shrock Lantz; sons: Donald, Dean; siblings: Paul, Beulah Moser; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: June 7, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by James Detweiler, Ron Diener.

Miller.- Ora 0., 88, Middlebury, Ind. Born: May 30, 1904, Goshen, Ind., to Obadiah and Mary Ann Miller. Died: May 23, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors--wife: Katie Yoder Miller; children: Patricia Ayres, Ora, Jr., Marlin, Richard, Harold; stepchildren: Viola Kaiser, Fern Maust, Edwin, Eugene, Ralph, and Robert Stutzman; siblings: Jesse Miller, Viola Gingerich, Anna Mae Beachy; 19 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren, 20 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Grabill Miller (first wife). Funeral: May 26, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Mullet.- Ida Belle Nofziger, 78, Phoenix, Ariz. Born: Dec. 10, 1914, Lebanon, Ore., to Daniel and Lydia Erb Nofziger. Died: May 22, 1993, Phoenix, Ariz., of bone cancer. Survivors-husband: Clarence Mullet; children: Sharon Penner, Alfred (Fred); brothers and sisters: Virgil, Morris, Verl, Alfred, Leo, Ruth Zache, Ina Roth; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: May 26, Grace Mennonite Church, Phoenix, Ariz., by James L. Kropf. Burial: May 28, Fairview Mennonite Cemetery, Albany, Ore.

Nair.- Nancy Jane Brown, 89, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Oct. 1, 1903, Elida, Ohio, to Homer C. and Susan H. Brenneman Brown. Died: May 27, 1993. Survivors-son: Donald; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandson. Predeceased by: Raymond Taft Nair (husband). Funeral: June 1, Hyattsville Mennonite Church, by Kenneth G. Good and Joe and Edith Shenk. Burial: Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Roth.- Curtis L., 73. Born: April 23, 1920, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Simon B. and Selma Lichty Roth. Died: May 25, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Pearl Mary Brenneman Roth; children: Richard, Judy Barker; brother and sister: Howard, Marjorie Minke; three grandchildren, one great-grandson. Predeceased by: Carol Roth (daughter). Funeral and burial: May 27, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Fred Lichti and Vernon Zehr.

Steinmann.- Orval, 56. Born: July 15. 1936, to Daniel and Catherine Erb Steinmann. Died: May 16, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Christian Orval, Sara Marie, Rebecca Patricia; brothers and sisters: Olin, Mahlon, Wallace, Alvin, Loretta Lichti, Violet McCormick, Laverne. Predeceased by: Patricia Tanner Steinmann (wife) and an infant son. Funeral and burial: May 19, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Fred Lichti.

Wagler.- Laura, 76. Born: Aug. 24, 1916, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Isaac and Catherine Litwiller Wagler. Died: Feb. 22, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-husband: Jonas Wagler; daughters: Myrtle Davies, Elaine Stouffer, Dolores Euler, Mary Lou Phaneuf; sisters: Mattie Schwartzentruber, Sarah Zehr, Vera Schultz; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 26, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Elmer Schwartzentruber and Fred Lichti.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana

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