Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 9 - March 2, 1993, page 14.

Ardeel.- Raymond E., 65, Mishawaka, Ind. Born: Feb. 21, 1927, Mishawaka, Ind., to Maurice and Germaine Ardeel. Died: Feb. 6, 1993, South Bend, Ind. Survivors-wife: Elsie M. Heyse Ardeel; children: Michael E., Debbie A. Koenig; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 9, Kern Road Mennonite Church, by Janice and David Sutter. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Birky.- Lloyd, 74, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 11, 1918, Kouts, Ind., to Dean and Hazel Birky. Died: Feb. 1, 1993, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ada Springer Birky; daughters: Violet Yoder, Charlene Yancey; brothers and sister: Elden, Vernon, Lorna; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 5, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Schmitt. Burial: Manasota Memorial Park.

Bontrager.- Opal Grace Selzer. 78, Hesston, Kan. Born: Oct. 12, 1915, Protection. Kan., to Alvin and Nora Loucks Selzer. Died: Jan. 31, 1993, Hesston, Kan., of lung cancer. Survivors-husband: Eli M. Bontrager; children: Ivan, Mervin, Inez Unruh, Orvin; brothers and sisters: Truman, Lester, Roy, and Ernst, Berta Miller, Nellie Schultz, Mary Ann Miller; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elvin (son). Funeral: Feb. 4, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann. Burial: Yoder Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Conrad.- Mildred I., 50, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Nov. 19, 1942, Canton, Ohio, to Arthur and Clara Horst Conrad. Died: Jan. 25, 1993, Salem, Ohio, of a heart condition. Survivor-sister: Marjorie Lambert. Memorial service and burial: Jan. 28, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry Rohrer.

Green.- Olgie Bailey Goshorn, 72, Scottdale, Pa. Born: Jan. 17, 1921, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Died: Feb. 3, 1993, Greensburg, Pa. Survivors-children: Jean Goshorn Nance, Herbert Green, Arlene Madden, Valerie Anderson; brother and sisters: Wilbert Bailey, Thelma Terry, Irene Corbin, Mildred Groce, Ida Pearl Murdock; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Herbert Green (second husband), Louis Goshorn (first husband), Mary L. Goshorn Brown (daughter). Funeral: Feb. 6, Kingview Mennonite Church, by Linford D. Martin. Burial: Scottdale Cemetery.

McCormick.- Lula Mast Harris, 90, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 26, 1902, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Carson M. and Cora Miller Mast. Died: Jan. 25, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-son: Dale E. Harris; sisters: Mary Hummel, Faye Ramseyer, Martha Kamp, Ruby Abel, Dora Gavin; 1 grandchild, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: George McCormick (second husband), Earl Harris (first husband), and Robert Lee Harris (son). Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 28, Auble Funeral Home, by John Lehman. Burial: Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Nunemaker.- Marvin S. "Red," 68, Maple Rapids, Mich. Born: Oct. 26, 1924, Clinton County, Mich., to Samuel and Margaret McCullah Nunemaker. Died: Jan. 8, 1993, Maple Rapids, Mich., of smoke inhalation, house fire. Survivors-wife: Minnie Parkerson Nunemaker; children: Margaret, Marvia Nemetz, Samuel, Bill; brother and sister: Milford, Lois: 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 14, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Gordon Myers. Burial: Collier Cemetery.

Widrick.- Hilary, 71. Born: Nov. 16, 1921, Croghan, N.Y., to Jacob and Lena Martin Widrick. Died: Jan. 23, 1993, Carthage, N.Y., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Pearl Steria Widrick; children: Kenneth R., Patti Jantzi, Judy Dickenson, Sandra Schrock, Wanda Roggie; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 25, Croghan Conservative Mennonite Church, by Richard Zehr, Julius Moser, and Loren Widrick.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 1 0 - March 9, 1993, page 14, 15.

Forkey.- Clyde Owen, 66, York, Pa. Born: Feb. 7, 1927, Benson, Vt., to Owen J. and Virdie M. Munger Forkey. Died: Feb. 14, 1993, York, Pa. Survivors-wife: M. Annette Moore Forkey; children: Richard, Wade, Ann Cerda; sister: Mary Jean Manell; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 17, Workinger Funeral Home, by Warren L. Tyson and David K. Stoltzfus. Burial: Stonybrook Mennonite Cemetery.

Freed.- Anna N. Clemons Moyer, 90, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 13, 1902, Montgomery County, Pa., to Garret S. and Sallie Nyce Clemens. Died: Feb. 7, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: Jacob C. Moyer, Naomi Bishop, Joanne Bergey; stepchildren: Merrill G. and Ernest G. Freed, Thelma Keeler; sister: Fannie Landis; 10 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence Freed (second husband), Jonas Moyer (first husband), Sara Keller (daughter), and a stillborn daughter. Funeral: Feb. 10, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Russell M. Detweiler and Henry L. Ruth. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Friesen.- Peter H., 90, Glendale, Ariz. Born: Aug. 25, 1902, Mountain Lake, Minn., to Peter A. and Helena Hiebert Friesen. Died: Jan. 30, 1993, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors-children: Donald, Rosa Kempton, Catherine Yoder, Betty Magyar; brothers and sister: Paul, William, John, Edward, Grace Slatter; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Myrtle Erb Friesen (wife). Funeral: Feb. 6, First Mennonite Church, Colorado Springs, Colo., by Willard Conrad. Burial: Memorial Gardens.

Gnagey.- Lawanda Mae Dutcher, 70, Sebewaing, Mich. Born: Sept. 13, 1922, Sebewaing, Mich., to Perry and Elizabeth Avery Dutcher. Died: Feb. 13, 1993, Saginaw, Mich. Survivors-children: Mae E. Stalter, Joyce Fil, Kathryn Seibel, Ronald, Roger; brothers and sisters: Frank and Ronald Dutcher, Zola Roeber, Jewel Swartzendruber; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Orie S. Gnagey (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 16, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Luke Yoder and Frank Dutcher.

Kauffman.- Mary E., 77, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 18, 1915, Shelbyville, Ill., to Joseph and Kate Gunden Kauffman. Died: Dec. 20, 1992, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-brother: Vernon Kauffman. Funeral and burial: Dec. 23, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Thomas Beachy and Luke Yoder.

Keim.- Dorothy V., 75, Pigeon, Mich. Born: April 17, 1917, Pigeon, Mich., to Joseph and Lucretia Swartzendruber Keim. Died: Nov. 23, 1992, Pigeon, Mich. Survivors-brothers and sister: Mary Ropp, Alvin, George. Funeral and burial: Nov. 27, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Thomas Beachy and Wayne Keim.

Livengood.- Fay Otis, 95, Springs, Pa. Born: March 4, 1897, Grantsville, Md., to Wilson and Lizzie Otto Livengood. Died: Jan. 9, 1993, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors-children: Guy, Clayton, Marie Llewellyn, Pearl Lantz, Clara Lichty, Dorothy Lenhart; sister: Nettie Rembold; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ressie Rembold Livengood (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 13, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven Heatwole.

May.- David Lewis, 83, Broadway, Va. Born: June 22, 1909, Calverton, Va., to Daniel and Sarah Halterman May. Died: Feb. 7, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-wife: Goldie Dove May; sons: Gerald M., Carroll B.; brother: Samuel; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 9, Zion Mennonite Church, by Harvey Yoder and Laban Peachey.

Nussbaum.- Gilbert, 78, Kidron, Ohio. Born: July 3, 1914, Kidron, Ohio, to Amos and Ella Mae Lehman Nussbaum. Died: Feb. 5, 1993, Massillon, Ohio, of a heart, attack. Survivors-wife: Edna Croft Nussbaum; children: James, Curtis, Don, Ruth Lehman, Elaine Short; brothers and sisters: Clarence, Irvin, Nathan, Delvin, Elma Bixler, Rosa Kratzer; 14 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, one step-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Olive Gerber Nussbaum (first wife), Earl Dale (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 8, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler, John Lehman, and Barbara Lehman.

Ressler.- Donald Ray, 55, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 30, 1937, Wadsworth, Ohio, to George A. and Esther Oswald Ressler. Died: Feb. 14, 1993, Cleveland, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: LaVera Miller Ressler; children: Jeff, Greg, Amy Hughes; sister: Carol Jantzen; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 17, Martins Mennonite Church, by Vincent Frey.

Souder.- Horace B., 75, Telford, Pa. Born: June 10, 1917, Telford, Pa., to Harvey F. and Mary Bergey Souder. Died: Feb. 8, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-wife: Beulah Rae T. Greaser Souder; sons: Robert, Rick; brothers and sister: Harvey, Henry, Elsie Hagey; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 11, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine and Henry Ruth.

Souder.- Ruth K. Kraybill, 103, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 10, 1889, Maytown, Pa., to Levi S. and Annie Longenecker Kraybill. Died: Jan. 4, 1993, Souderton, Pa. Survivors-children: L. Kraybill, Eugene, Stanley, Elizabeth Allebach, Mary Irene Bechtel, Gladys Kolb, Iona Weaver; 73 grandchildren, 164 great-grandchildren, 102 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edwin A. Souder (husband). Grace Kolb (daughter), Mahlon and Norman (sons). Funeral and burial: Jan. 9, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine, Russell Detweiler, and Henry Ruth.

Stutzman.- Eunice Ruth Kauffman, 79, Kalispell, Mont. Born: June 25, 1913, Creston, Mont., to Roy and Anna Kauffman. Died: Feb. 1, 1993, Kalispell, Mont., of cancer. Survivors-children: Alan, Tim, John, Miriam, Loretta Miller; brothers and sisters: Reuben, Paul, Norman, Aldine, Joe, David, Lilly, Gladys, Berniece, Mary, Rosella; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Daniel Edward Stutzman (husband) and an infant son. Funeral: Feb. 5, Mountain View Mennonite Church, by Dennis Jingst and Norman Kauffman. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Troyer.- Levi L., 84, Fairview, Mich. Born: April 24, 1908, Oscoda County, Mich., to Levi S. and Savilla Miller Troyer. Died: Feb. 9, 1993, Arcadia, Fla., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Stella E. Detweiler Troyer; children: Cleta, Janet Zook, Emmerson, Perry, Forest; sisters: Katie Kauffman, Suzanne Yoder, Barbara Miller; 20 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Olive Cronk (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Randy Detweiler and Ellsworth Handrich.

Wagler.- Clara Schmidt, 87, Millbank, Ont. Born: April 15, 1905, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Christian and Mary Lichty Schmidt. Died: Feb. 4, 1993, Milverton, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-husband: Noah Wagler; sons: Norman, Roy; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 7, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Yoder.- Donna-Marie Francis, 30, Richmond, Va. Born: May 8, 1962, Philadelphia, Pa., to John and Mary Anna Borghesi Francis. Died: Feb. 2, 1993, Richmond, Va., of complications following heart surgery. Survivors-husband: Jason Yoder; children: Jessica, Daniel; brother: Fred. Funeral: Feb. 6, Christ Community Church, Lindenwold, N.J. Memorial service: Feb. 9, First Mennonite Church, Richmond, Va. Burial: Berlin Cemetery, Berlin, N.J.

Yoder.- Richard Bruce, 63, Morgantown, W.Va. Born; Sept. 25, 1929, Meyersdale, Pa., to George Ernest and Lena Bender Yoder. Died: Feb. 16, 1993, Morgantown, W.Va., of a pulmonary embolism. Survivors-brothers and sisters: David Harvey, Omar Christian, Miriam Irene Lindeman, Ida Idella, Eleanor Amanda Nucelli, Freda Elizabeth. Funeral: Feb. 20, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven J. Heatwole and Earl A. Yoder. Burial: Oak Dale Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 11 - March 16, 1993, page 15.

Coffman.- Barbara Frances, 85, Vineland, Ont. Born: April 3, 1907, to S. F. and Ella Mann Coffman. Died: Nov. 16, 1992, of a stroke. Survivors-brother and sister: David, Magdalena (Lena). Funeral: Nov. 19, First Mennonite Church, by Kevin Block and John H. Coffman (nephew). Burial: Vineland Cemetery,

Mast.- John Wayne, 52. Born: May 24, 1940, Clarence Center, N.Y., to William and Lovina Nafziger Mast. Died: Feb. 10, 1993, Nelsonia, Va., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Barbara Mohler Mast; children: Doreen Mast Osika, Steven; brothers and sisters: Richard, Joe, Sue Mast Crump, Allen, Charles, Kristina Mast-Burnett, Robert; one grandchild. Memorial service: Feb. 10, Holly Grove Mennonite Church, by Jack Scandrett and Abe Minnich. Body donated to science.

Raber.- Andrew Luke and Austin Levi, newborn twins, Goshen, Ind. Born: Feb. 13, 1993, LaGrange, Ind., to Ervin and Naomi Eash Raber. Died: Feb. 13, 1993, South Bend, Ind. Survivors-brother: Joseph. Parents' congregational membership: Yoder Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Townline Cemetery, by Robert Lee Shreiner.

Weaver.- Mary A. Springer Oyer, 91, Eureka, Ill. Born: June 16, 1901, Rantoul, Ill., to Valentine and Amelia Unzicker Springer. Died: Dec. 26, 1992, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-sons: Wilmer Oyer, Clifford Weaver, stepchildren: Don Weaver, Marjorie Morton, Phyllis Jantz, Joan Deltz; brothers and sisters: Elmer, Victor, and Ervin Springer, Clara Nafziger, Dora Oyer; 20 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lester Weaver (second husband), John R. Oyer (first husband), two infant sons and two infant daughters. Funeral: Dec. 29, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert Harnish. Burial: Waldo Cemetery.

Yordy.- Carrie E., 100, Eureka, Ill. Born: Jan. 2, 1893, Cornell, Ill., to Peter and Mary Naffziger Good. Died: Jan. 24, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-children: Maurice J., Ethel Troyer, Dorothy, Alta Graber, Ruth Keller; sister: Elsie Birky; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ezra B. Yordy (husband) and one daughter. Funeral and burial: Jan. 27, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer and Elmer Wyse.

Zimmennan.- Titus E., 79, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 18, 1913, Nappanee, Ind., to Reuben and Magdalene Ressler Zimmerman. Died: Feb. 18, 1993, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Florence E. Lehman Zimmerman; children: Marilyn Hartzler, Robert A., Joseph M., Charles Jones, Edward C. Jones, Rhea, Dawn Jones; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral; Feb. 22, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John Lehman and Barbara Moyer Lehman. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 12 - March 23, 1993, page 14.

Burkholder.- Edward R., 78. Born: Nov. 2, 1914, Kalona, Iowa, to Sidney Wilson and Amelia Miller Burkholder. Died: Feb. 27, 1993, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Niva Etta Miller Burkholder; children: Donald, Dorothy Schumann; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 2, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Daniel R. Johnston.

Martin.- Sara E. Brubaker, 76, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Nov. 29, 1916, Warwick Twp., Pa., to Menno and Laura Root Brubaker. Died: Feb. 5, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: George, Mark, Fred, Sara Ann Keener, Orpha; sisters: Anna Shultz, Dorothy Shultz; half brother and sister: John Todd, Mary Ranck; 19 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Martin (husband), Richard and Joel (sons). Funeral and burial: Feb. 9, Goods Mennonite Church, by Nelson Bechtold and Ralph Ginder.

Miller.- Marvin, 80, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Aug. 13, 1912, Louisvule, Ohio, to John and Katie Krabill Miller. Died: Feb. 26, 1993, Canton, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivors-wife: Ann Gerber Miller; children: Joyce Landon, Leslie, Duane, Glenn; sister: Clysta Richard; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 28, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Bruce Friesen.

Mosemann.- Elizabeth "Betty" Becker, 89, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Oct. 3, 1903, Lancaster, Pa., to Harry H. and Cora Saylor Becker Mosemann. Died: Feb. 21, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Funeral: Feb. 25, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen E. Burkholder and Shirley E. Yoder. Burial: Mellinger Mennonite Church Cemetery, Lancaster, Pa.

Nafziger.- Rudy; 92, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: March 8, 1900, Ellice Twp., Ont., to Andrew and Catherine Schweitzer Nafziger. Died: Feb. 25, 1993, of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth Gerber Nafziger; children: Marie, Edith Jantzi, Irma Swartzentruber, Alta Swartzentruber; brother: Valentine; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine (daughter). Funeral: Feb. 28, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch, Amsey Martin, and Ken Brenneman. Burial: (Spring) Poole Mennonite Cemetery.

Sauder.- Enoch, 71. Born: May 27, 1921, to Jacob and Lydia Frey Sauder. Died: Jan. 10, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Priscilla Sauder; children: Dorothy Vigneux, Dianne Doherty, Marlene Oberle; brothers and sister: Elias, Ira, Rebecca Martin; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 13, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale R. Bauman.

Schwartz.- David, 87. Born: Jan. 29, 1906, Ontario, to David and Catherine Jantz Schwartz. Died: Feb. 22, 1993, Wellesley, Ont. Survivors-wife: Ester Gerber Schwartz; children: Irene Berge, Laura-ann Wagler, Florence Roth, David, Wayne; sister: Grace Jantzi; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 25, Maple View Mennonite Church, by Ray Erb and Steve Gerber.

Stahl.- Glenn M., 58, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Aug. 17, 1934, Snyder County, Pa., to Francis E. and Edna B. Fox Stahl. Died: Feb. 8, 1993, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-wife: Esther Martin; children: Ronald Lee, Linda Jean Lorah, Gloria Joyce; sister: Joyce L. Martin; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 12, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin and A. Richard Weaver. Burial: Indiantown Mennonite Cemetery.

Stutzman.- Nettie Deeter, 84, Milford, Ind. Born: Oct. 26, 1908, Kosciusko Co., Ind., to Daniel and Permelia Coy Deeter. Died: March 4, 1993, Elkhart, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Alvin R. Stutzman; children: Lamar, Robert, Carol Ann Walls, Sharon Chupp; brother: Marion C. Deeter; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 7, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger and Kevin Farmwald. Burial: Salem Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 13 - March 30, 1993, pages 18, 19.

Allebach.- Joseph F., 87, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Oct. 4, 1905, Hilltown, Pa., to John and Lucy Freed Allebach. Died: Feb. 27, 1993, Sellersville, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Mamie Yothers Allebach; children: Mary Alderfer, Joseph, David, Merrill; brother: Paul; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Darvin (son) and Ruth (daughter). Funeral: March 2, Rockhill Mennonite Community, by Mike Derstein, Russell Detweiler, and Wellington Alderfer. Burial: Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Baechler.- Ezra, 77. Born: April 2, 1915, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Joseph and Mary Bender Baechler. Died: March 5, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Phyllis Fernandes, Audrey Bender, Doug, Wally; brothers and sisters: William, Alice Zehr, Omar, Doris Roth, Earl; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Olive Grace Snider Baechler (wife). Funeral: March 8, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder. Cremated.

Beck.- Gaylord J., 63, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 8, 1929, Archbold, Ohio, to Nelson and E. Elnora Augsburger Beck. Died: March 4, 1993, Archbold, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Esther Liechty Beck; children: Paul, Ann Miller, Dawn Baer; sister: Treva Helvoigt; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 6, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Jim Groeneweg and Allen Rutter.

Byler.- Vera Jean, 59, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 2, 1933, Kalona, Iowa, to John and Amanda Knepp Byler. Died: Dec. 30, 1992, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Leona Yoder, Mary Jane Hershberger, Dorothy, Ella Mae Riehl, Irene Helmuth, Carl, John. Funeral: Jan. 2, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn. Burial: East Union Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Coffman.- David William, 87, Vineland, Ont. Born: Dec. 14, 1905, to S. F. and Ella Mann Coffman. Died: Feb. 27, 1993. Survivors-wife: Margery G. Chambers Coffman; children: William, Lewis, Kate, John, Elizabeth; sister: Magdalena "Lena"; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 2, First Mennonite Church, by Kevin Block. Burial: Vineland Cemetery.

Coleman.- Hilda May Moyer Snider, 83. Born: July 29, 1909, Vineland, Ont., to William and Elizabeth Honsberger Moyer. Died: Feb. 26, 1993, Tavistock, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-sons: Harold and Norman Snider; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 17 step-grandchildren, 40 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: 0. T. Coleman (second husband) and Kenard Snider (first husband). Funeral: March 2, Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, by David T. Martin. Burial: Hagey Mennonite Cemetery (spring).

Cressman.- Jemima Clemmer, 95. Born: May 5, 1897, Wallace Twp., Ont., to Isaac and Sophia Holtzwarth Clemmer. Died: Jan. 5, 1993, Cambridge, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Jane Schneider, Graham. Predeceased by: Ervin Cressman (husband). Congregational membership: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 8, Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, by David T. Martin. Burial: Breslau Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Geiger.- Adam, 86, Kidron, Ohio. Born: April 5, 1906, Apple Creek, Ohio, to John and Elizabeth Lehman Geiger. Died: March 4, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-children: Shirley, Robert; stepchildren: Mildred Diamond, Don Schumacher; 13 step-grandchildren, 13 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Tamar Gerber Geiger (wife). Funeral: March 6, Spidell Funeral Home, by Bill Detweiler. Burial: Kidron Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Giesbrecht.- Helene Wiebe, 83. Born: Feb. 6, 1909, Akerman, Russia, to David and Elizabeth Born Wiebe. Died: Jan. 18, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Predeceased by: David-Giesbrecht (husband). Congregational membership: Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 21, Edward Good Funeral Home, by David T. Martin. Burial: Parkview Cemetery, Waterloo, Ont.

Gingerich.- Enos, 92, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Aug. 26, 1900, Ellice Twp., Ont., to John and Rachel Oesch Gingerich. Died: March 4, 1993, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors-wife: Reta Shantz Brenneman Gingerich; children: Ruth Leiskau, Clare, Bryan; stepchildren: Helen Brenneman, Jean Bowman, Ray Brenneman, Walter Brenneman, Lillian Schmitt. Predeceased by: Edna Steinman Gingerich (wife), Barbara Shantz Bender Gingerich (wife), Dorothy Gingerich, Elvina Metzger, and Clara Thomas (stepdaughters). Funeral: March 7, Mark Jutzi Funeral Home Chapel, by Rudy Baergen. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Good.- Leonard Christian, 80, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 25, 1912, to Joseph D. and Anna B. Martin Good. Died: March 4, 1993, Bradenton, Fla., from an automobile accident in which his wife Rachel Elizabeth Speicher Good was also killed. Survivors-children: Brenda Kohler, Glen, Jerald, Carmen; brothers and sisters: Wilmer, Ralph, Irene Fryenburger, Nettie Lampel; 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert (son). Memorial service: March 9, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla., by Howard S. Schmitt. Funeral and burial: March 12, Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind., by Brad Miller.

Good.- Rachel Elizabeth Speicher, 77, Sarasota, Fla. Born: May 19, 1915, to William and Minnie Bontrager Speicher. Died: March 4, 1993, Bradenton, Fla., from an automobile accident in which her husband Leonard Christian Good was also killed. Survivors-children: Brenda Kohler, Glen, Jerald, Carmen; brother and sister: William Speicher, Norma Cress; 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert (son). Memorial service: March 9, Bay Shore Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla., by Howard S. Schmitt. Funeral and burial: March 12, Hopewell Mennonite Church, Kouts, Ind., by Brad Miller.

Greer.- Ernest R., 89, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: March 7, 1903, Garden City, Mo., to James M. and Emma Zook Greer. Died: March 2, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-children: Valeda Wentz, Bonnie Faber, James M.; one grandchild, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Leota Fern Kauffman Greer (wife). Funeral: March 2, Kauffman Funeral Home, by Ben Eberly, Burial: West Liberty Fairview Cemetery.

Hostetler.- Mary Ann Schlabach, 88, Hartville, Ohio. Born: Sept. 20, 1905, Sugarcreek, Ohio, to Daniel and Saloma Schlabach. Died: March 6, 1993, Hartville, Ohio. Survivors-children: Edna Hostetler, Esther Heisler, Vernon, Emanuel, Jr., Roy; brother: Elden Schlabach; 24 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emanuel J. Hostetler (husband). Funeral and burial: March 9, Hartville Mennonite Church, by Dave Hall and Henry Shrock.

Kauffman.- Irma M. Birkey, 85, Middlebury, Ind. Born: April 18, 1907, Hopedale, Ill., to John J. and Lydia Wittrig Birkey. Died: Feb. 18, 1993, Middlebury, Ind. Survivors-children: Marzella Zook, Pauline, Donna Sape, Carol King, Dale, Calvin; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norman J. Kauffman (husband). Funeral: Feb. 20, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Harold Yoder. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Litwiller.- Esther Zehr, 91. Born: Feb. 26, 1902, Deer Creek, Ill., to Jacob and Elizabeth Wolber Zehr. Died: March 3, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-siblings: Edna Zehr, Florence Pyles, Mildred Raeuber, Arthur Zehr. Predeceased by: Silas Litwiller (husband). Funeral and burial: March 6, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl Horner.

Roth.- Edna, 82. Born: March 8, 1910, Wellesley, Ont., to Joseph and Catherine Zehr Roth. Died: Dec. 17, 1992, Kitchener, Ont. Funeral: Dec. 20, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: Woodland Cemetery.

Schmitt.- Peter, 65, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 7, 1927, Blumenort, Sask., to Jacob and Mary Friesen Schmitt. Died: Feb. 24, 1993, South Bend, Ind. Survivors-wife: Etta Bartel Schmitt; children: Kenneth, Janice Orpin; brothers and sisters: Jerry, John, Abraham, Mary Enns, Dorothy Wiebe, Helen Kernick, Tina Friesen; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Wesley (son). Funeral: Feb. 27, College Mennonite Church, by Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Steckley.- Floyd W., 85. Born: Oct. 15, 1907, Beaver Crossing, Neb., to Joseph and Magdalena Zimmerman Steckley. Died: Feb. 17, 1993, Lincoln, Neb. Survivors-wife: Agnes Schweitzer Steckley; children: Vilas, Maynard, Kenneth; stepbrother: Harold Bradford; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 20, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Bill Saltzman and Lloyal Burkey.

Steckly.- Lillie Troyer, 97, Albany, Ore. Born: July 12, 1895, Ransom, Kan., to Menno and Susan Miller Troyer. Died: Feb. 16, 1993, Lebanon, Ore. Survivors-sons: George, Lester; sisters: Bertha Troyer, Ida Kauffman, Dorothy Schrock; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 4, Steckly-Tracewell Funeral Home, by Gary Hooley and Lynn Miller. Burial: Lebanon Cemetery.

Troyer.- Fannie E. Miller, 84, Hartville, Ohio. Died: Feb. 28, 1993. Survivors-children: Anna Griffin, Vernon, Paul, Levi; brother and sister: Levi Miller, Sylvilla Erb; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eli E. Troyer (husband). Funeral and burial: March 3, Hartville Mennonite Church, by Dave Hall and Henry Shrock.

Violett.- Pearl V., 75, Seville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 6, 1917, Orrville, Ohio. Died: March 6, 1993, Seville, Ohio, from Alzheimer's disease. Survivors-children: Edward, Lola Jackson; brothers and sisters: Alvin Rue, Lucille Troxel, Luella Whitmore; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward W. Violett (husband). Congregational membership: Crown Hill Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 10, Hilliard-Cox-Mullaney Funeral Home, by Ernest J. Hershberger. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana

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