Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 18 - May 4, 1993, pages 14, 15.

Basinger.- Henry R., 92, North Lima, Ohio. Born: March 20, 1901, North Lima, Ohio, to Seth and Gertrude Ziegler Basinger. Died: April 4, 1993, Columbiana, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Mildred Jacobs, Ralph; brother and sister: Mabel Swope, Leonard; 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna M. Wagnor Basinger (second wife) and Pauline Longanecker Basinger (first wife). Funeral and burial: April 7, North Lima Mennonite Church, by Richard Bartholomew and Don Jacobs.

Handrich.- Harvey, 92, Fairview, Mich. Born: March 17, 1901, Dover, Iowa, to Henry and Elizabeth Lowenburg Handrich. Died: April 9, 1993, Fairview, Mich., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Daniel, Vernell, Ronald, Twila Kauffman, Carol Gerber; brother and sister: Laura Swartz, Rueben; 18 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel Yoder Handrich (second wife), Ruby Miller Handrich (first wife), Velda Neff (daughter), and Orford (son). Funeral and burial: April 12, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger. He was ordained as minister August 4, 1946, at Fairview Mennonite Church where he served for 21 years.

Hershberger.- James Calvin, 62, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 22, 1930, Tofield, Alta., to Owen 0. and Clara Brenneman Hershberger. Died: April 7, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors--wife: Gladys Kauffman Hershberger; children: Miriam, Paul, Delvin; brother and sister: Howard, Pearl Rodgers; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kenneth (infant son). Funeral; April 10, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John and Barbara Moyer Lehman. Burial: Clinton Brick Mennonite Church Cemetery. He was ordained in 1964 and served at Spring Valley Mennonite Church, Canton, Kan. He also served at Mountain View and Beaver Dam Mennonite churches.

Hochstetler.- Mary Amy Marner, 83, Kalona, Iowa. Born: April 21, 1909, Johnson County, Iowa, to Issac G. and Mary Miller Marner. Died: April 4, 1993, Kalona, Iowa. Survi vors-children: Henry, June Bender, Joann Hershberger; sisters: Cora Marner, Gertrude Miller, Leta Maust; half sisters: Elmarie Capper, Lola Marner, Anna Mae Marner; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry F. Hochstetler (husband). Funeral and burial: April 7, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by David L. Groh and David L. Yoder.

Kaufman.- Eva Birky, 80, Akron, N.Y. Born: May 22, 1912, VanWert, Ohio, to Jacob and Emma Nitchie Birky. Died: April 1, 1993. Survivors-children: Shirley Mast, Zelma Mast, Barbara Pierce, Grace Brucker, Virginia Sword, George, Nelson, Joseph; brother: Paul Birky; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Perry Kaufman (husband) and Norman (son). Funeral: April 4, Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, by W. Roy Walls, Jr. Burial: Good Cemetery.

Kraybill.- Paul N., 67, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 7, 1925, Bainbridge, Pa., to John and Esther Nissley Kraybill. Died: March 30, 1993, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Jean Kulp Metz Kraybill; children: Mary Jean Meyers, Linda Histand, Carol Krebiehl, Karen Keehn, Dale; brothers: Daniel, John H., Ernest, Peter; 8 grandchildren, one step-grandchild. Funeral: April 2, College Mennonite Church, by James H. Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Richard.- Elam R., 73, Seville, Ohio. Born: Jan. 26, 1920, Sterling, Ohio, to Michel and Anna Stuckey Richard. Died: April 5, 1993, Seville, Ohio. Survivors wife: Eva Shisler Richard; children: Suzanne Short, Sally Schrock, James M., Dale D.; sisters: Leatha Zook, Clela Johnson; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 8, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by James Schrag and Elsie Miller.

Sauder.- Alta Miller, 77, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 2, 1915, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Amanda Short Miller. Died: April 8, 1993, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-foster children: W. C. and Patsy Fletcher: brother and sisters: Delmar Miller, Bessie Short, Vesta Stamm, Bernice McDowell, Alice Miller, Lois Riegsecker, Arleta Unzicker, Marilyn Newsome, Phyllis Gerber. Predeceased by: Harley D. Sauder (husband). Funeral: April 12, Central Mennonite Church, by Dale Wyse and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Yoder.- Harvey H., 75, Belleville, Pa. Born: Dec. 11, 1917, to John M. and Barbara K. Hostetler Yoder. Died: April 4, 1993, Belleville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Ethel E. King Yoder; children: Harvey L., Donna Hanawalt, J. Loren, JoAnn Eyer, Virginia Murray; sister: Bertha L.; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 8, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook and Erie Renno.

Zehr.- Agnes Litwiller, 73, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 2, 1919, Delavan, Ill., to Daniel and Lena Litwiller. Died: April 2, 1993, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-children: Cheryl Baetzel, John; brother and sister: Elsie Litwiller, Lawrence; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edmund J. Zehr (husband). Funeral: April 5, College Mennonite Church, by James H. Waltner. Burial: Mackinaw Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 19 - May 11, 1993, pages 14, 15.

Brenneman.- Maynard M., 85, Wellman, Iowa. Born: April 12, 1907, Johnson County, Iowa, to Joe C. and Alice Swartzendruber Brenneman. Died: April 7, 1993, Wellman, Iowa. Survivors-children: Darlene Miller, Jean Bender, Donna Helgens, Curtis; sister: Ruth Earnest Hooley; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bertha Reber Brenneman (wife). Funeral and burial: April 9, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Orie Wenger and Wayne Bohn.

Durst.- Colleen Elizabeth Sowers, 70, Salisbury, Pa. Born: May 3, 1922, Davis, W.Va., to Charles and Helen Hathaway Sowers. Died: March 20, 1993, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-children: Aleck Kenneth, Donald Warren, Kathryn Younkin; brother: Alek Kennedy Sowers; 7 grandchildren. Lester Durst (husband) died six hours after she died. Funeral and burial: March 22, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven J. Heatwole.

Durst.- Lester, 75, Salisbury, Pa. Born: Dec. 26, 1917, Garrett County, Md., to William and Lettie Jennings Durst. Died: March 20, 1993, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors-children: Aleck Kenneth, Donald Warren, Kathryn Younkin; brothers and sisters: Robert, Roy, Mary Alice Beitzel, Bettie Moser; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Colleen Durst (wife) by six hours. Funeral and burial: March 22, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven J. Heatwole.

Groff.- Laura S., 78, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Aug. 1, 1914, Ephrata Twp., Pa., to Henry S. and Ella Stoner Groff. Died: April 16, 1993, West Earl Twp., Pa. Survivors-brothers and sister: Richard S., Allen S., Anna Mae. Funeral: April 20, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin, A. Richard Weaver, and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Metzler Mennonite Cemetery.

Hilty.- Noah E., 96, Rushsylvania, Ohio. Born: Dec. 10, 1896, Marshallville, Ohio, to Philip and Mary Steiner Hilty. Died: April 6, 1993, Lakeview, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivors-son: Marvin S.; brother and sister: Elmer O., Lavina Mumaw; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth A. Raber Hilty (wife) and Franklin (son). Funeral and burial: April 10, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger and Richard F. Ross. He was ordained August 10, 1919, and served at Crown Hill Mennonite Church for over 50 years.

Imhoff.- Laura M. Gingrich, 87, Eureka, Ill. Born: May 4, 1905, Metamora, Ill., to Jacob and Phoebe Bachman Gingrich. Died: April 16, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-husband: Glenwood L. Imhoff; daughter: Kathy Zehr; brother: Edward Gingrich; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: 3 infant daughters. Funeral: April 19, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Roger Hochstetler. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Keim.- Menno S., 95, Bloomington, Ill. Born: Feb. 14, 1898, Dickson County, Tenn., to John F. and Susan Miller Keim. Died: April 18, 1993. Survivors-children: Russell, Marilyn Knuth, Wilhelmine Quanstrom; stepchildren: William W. Finkbiner, Jeanne M. Lauher; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gladys Finkbiner Keim (second wife) and Clara A. Fasse Keim (first wife). Funeral: April 22, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Carl A. Horner. Burial: Minier Cemetery.

Krall.- Mary Jean Hostetler, 57, Scottdale, Pa. Born: June 28, 1935, Shelby County, Ill., to Daniel D. and Lydia Reber Hostetler. Died: April 20, 1993, Mt. Pleasant, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: C. Richard (Dick) Krall; children: Carl D., R. Michael, Steven W.; brothers and sister: June Drescher, James Hostetler, Richard Hostetler. Funeral: April 23, Kingview Mennonite Church, by Linford Martin. Burial: Scottdale Cemetery.

Layman.- Jennings Martin, 70, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: April 11, 1923, Rockingham County, Va., to Joseph and Mamie Miller Layman. Died: April 15, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Wilma Heatwole Layman; children: Carolyn Zirk, Betty Jo Hottinger, Eldon; brothers and sister: Nelson, Marshall, Stell Ott; 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: April 18, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North and Samuel R. Janzen. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller.- Jacob, 89, Sugarereek, Ohio. Born: March 22, 1904, Trail, Ohio, to Emanuel J. and Sarah Schlabach Miller. Died: April 8, 1993, Sugarereek, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Ruth Wallich Miller; children: Keith B., Beverly McNutt, Helene Trogler; brother and sisters: Adrian D., Emma Keim, Katie Raber; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 12, First Mennonite Church, by Melvtn D. Leidig. Burial: Union Hill Cemetery.

Snider.- Sanford R., 80, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Oct. 18, 1912, Waterloo, Ont., to Edgar and Luella Eby Snider. Died: April 4, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Katie Swartz Snider; children: Sanford D., Karen Gingerich, David; sisters: Mildred Byer, Mabel; 9 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Riverside Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 10, Community United Methodist Church, by Elmer Jantzi and Joe Swartz. Burial: Sims-Whitney Cemetery, Au Gres, Mich.

Snyder.- Paul Edwin, 82, Albany, Ore. Born: Feb. 20, 1911, Roseland, Neb., to Christian and Nancy Elizabeth Shupe Snyder. Died: April 16, 1993, Albany, Ore., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Margaret Kauffman Snyder; sons: Carl E., Kenneth P., Myron E.; brother: C. Allen; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: April 20, Albany Mennonite Church, by Lynn Miller and Louis Lehman. Burial: Restlawn Memory Gardens.

Steckley.- Matthew Dean, stillborn, Jan. 7, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., to Karl and Kathy Zook Steckley. Survivors-parents; brothers and sister: Laura, Jonathan, Jefferson. Congregational membership of family: Maple Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Jan. 15, St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, by David R. Cramp.

Troester.- Dorothy Myers, 72, Doylestown, Pa. Born: Jan. 29, 1921, Danboro, Pa., to Ezra and Elsie Schmell Myers. Died: April 20, 1993, Doylestown, Pa. Survivors-husband: Frank Troester; children: Frank G., Gary D., Sandra L. Blauch, Connie D. Bishop; brothers and sister: Herbert, Norman, George, and Mary Myers; stepsister: Eleanor Vegh; 4 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 22, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 20 -May 18, 1993, page 14.

Bontrager.- Milo C., 91, Greentown, Ind. Born: Sept. 6, 1901, Arthur, Ill, to Christian and Amanda Stutzman Bontrager. Died: March 10, 1993, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors-wife: Savilla Hochstedler Bontrager; sons: Emanuel, William; 7 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 13, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Mick Sommers and Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

Burkholder.- Salemma Berkey, 99. Born: March 14, 1894, Sterling, Ohio, to John and Catherine Blough Berkey. Died: April 21, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Predeceased by: Allen Burkholder (husband). Memorial service: April 25, Smithville Mennonite Church, by Glenn Steiner and Richard Ross. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Hallman.- Beatrice Hershey, 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 11, 1906, Gap, Pa., to T. K. and Mae Hershey. Died: April 10, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: William Hallman; children: Clemens, Elinor Good, Richard; 10 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 14, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Lester Hershey. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery. She served as a missionary in Argentina for 32 years.

Kauffman.- Ida E. Bontrager, 81, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Dec. 1, 1911, Thomas, Okla., to Edward J. and Fannie Yoder Bontrager. Died: April 21, 1993, Hutchinson, Kan., of a stroke. Survivors-husband: Alpha J. Kauffman; children: Norma Martin, Joyce Brenneman, Eva Steider; siblings: Edna Bontrager, Fannie Yoder, Nora Yutzy, Mary Ann Miller, Alice Stutzman, Katie Bontrager, Paul; 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carl (son). Funeral and burial: April 24, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Peter E. Hartman.

Litwiller.- Ammon, 90, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Sept. 26, 1902, Boynton Twp., Ill., to Christian and Magdalena Nofziger Litwiller. Died: April 16, 1993, Hopedale, Ill. Survivors-wife: Verena Martin Litwiller; children: Dale, Maxine Kauffmann, Marilyn Studer; 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 19, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by James Smith and Carl Horner.

Metzger.- Aaron H., 89, Elmira, Ont. Born: May 12, 1903, Heidelberg, Ont., to John and Susannah Metzger. Died: March 30, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Walter, Mildred Frey, Mabel Hunsberger; brothers and sister: Joseph, Josiah, Abram, Lydian Koppas; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Weber Metzger (wife) and Arthur (son). Funeral and burial: April 2, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Sue Steiner and Dale Bauman.

Miller.- Jacob, 89, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: March 22, 1904, Trail, Ohio, to Emmanuel J. and Sarah Schlabach Miller. Died: April 8, 1993, Sugarcreek, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Ruth Wallick Miller; children: Keith B., Beverly McNutt, Helene Trogler; brother and sisters: Adrian D., Emma Keim, Katie Raber; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 12, First Mennonite Church, by Melvin D. Leidig. Burial: Union Hill Cemetery.

Miller.- Odena C. Yoder, 74. Born: Feb. 13, 1919, Jet, Okla., to Daniel J. and Eva Zimmerman Yoder. Died: March 12, 1993, Halstead, Kan., of cardiac arrest. Survivors- husband: Freeman J. Miller; children: Maris Schoeder, Edwin; siblings: Evelyn Holms, Joan Freeman, Donita Parsons, Alma York, Doris Selley, Ron, Robert, Phil; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 15, Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by David Norris.

Ropp.- William, 88, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 9, 1904, Imlay City, Mich., to Joseph and Barbara Ropp. Died: April 21, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Bonnie Fern Gray, Emerson, Leonard; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna Mary Smucker Ropp (wife). Congregational membership: Waterford Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 24, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Ruby.- Ervin Jake, 83, Cambridge, Ont. Born: June 18, 1909, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Nicklas and Sarah Brenneman Ruby. Died: March 28, 1993, Cambridge, Ont., Survivors-wife: Irene Fretz Ruby; children: Gloria Musselman, Carol Holmes, Dale; stepsons: Ronald, Marvin, Glenn, and Douglas Fretz; sister: Emmeline Bast; 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 8 step-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura Kipfer Ruby (first wife) and James (son). Funeral and burial: April 1, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer and Rudy Baergen.

Savanick.- Eli Michael, 44, Stevensville, Md. Born: Feb. 12, 1949, Connellsville, Pa., to Paul and Ferne Hernley Savanick. Died: March 8, 1993, Annapolis, Md., of cardiac arrest. Survivors-wife: Lynda Kitchens Savanick; children: Anya Irene, Daniel Paul; brother and sisters: Reuben Henry, Rosetta Nancy Brown, Elsa Susanna Works. Funeral: March 11, Kent Island United Methodist Church. Burial: Stevensville Cemetery, Stevensville, Md.

Smith.- Martha, 93, Eureka, Ill. Born: June 5, 1899, Roanoke, Ill., to Christian H. and Mary Imhoff Smith. Died: April 18, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Survivors--sisters: Della Ulrich, Mabelle. Funeral and burial: April 21, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Robert Harnish, Rick Troyer, and Elmer Wyse.

Stemmler.- Patricia LaCombe Pfanner, 70, Bridgeport, Ont. Born: Sept. 12, 1922, Kitchener, Ont. Died: April 25, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-husband: Edwin Stemmler; children: Wilfred, Ron, Campbell, and Richard Pfanner, Patricia Cole, Judith Anderson; stepchildren: Glenn Stemmler, Kathie Ley, Wendy Sauder; 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry Pfanner (first husband). Congregational membership: Erb Street Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 27, Chapel, Coutts and Son Funeral Home, by Pat Falk and Doug Snyder. Burial: Mt. View Cemetery.

Zook.- J. Crist, 78, Reinholds, Pa. Born: April 27, 1914, Leacock Twp., Pa., to Isaac B. and Arietta Smoker Zook. Died: April 23, 1993, E. Cocalico Twp., Pa. Survivors-children: Irvin G., Marlene Hirneisen, Verna L. Hartranft; half brothers and sisters: Joel K., Jacob, Samuel K., Levi K., Elam, Enos, Fannie K. Stoltzfus, Barbara King, Martha, Lydia; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine Howe Zook (wife). Funeral: April 27, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Blainsport Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 21 -May 25, 1993, page 14.

Alderman.- Travis Michael, 2, Leola, Pa. Born: April 5, 1991, Reading, Pa., to Eric and Beth Stoltzfus Alderman. Died: April 18, 1993, Philadelphia, Pa., from accidental strangulation. Funeral and burial: April 21, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Petersheim and Ray Lapp.

Freed.- Cora B., 79, Hatfield, Pa. Born: Jan. 1, 1914, Line Lexington. Pa., to Nelson K. and Stella Bishop Freed. Died: May 1, 1993, Hatfield, Pa. Funeral and burial: May 6, Line Lexington Mennonite Church, by Lowell H. Delp.

Gingrich.- Alice M. Esch, 88, Metamora, Ill. Born: May 7, 1904, Washington, Ill., to Sol and Emma Nafziger Esch. Died: May 3, 1993, Peoria, Ill. Survivors-husband: Edward C. Gingrich; brothers and sister: Gladden, Harold, Claude, and Mabel Esch. Funeral: May 6, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Ward Shelly. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Herr.- Freda Graybill Lauver, 80, Mifflintown, Pa. Born: May 12, 1912, Richfield, Pa., to William W. and Jennie Wingard Graybill. Died: May 1, 1993, Belleville, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors: husband: Enos Herr; children: Paul Lauver, Goldie Hoffman, Larry Lauver, Celo Lauver; sister: Anna Yehnert; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 10 step-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester Lauver (first husband) and Roy Lauver (son). Funeral and burial: May 5, Lost Creek Mennonite Church, by Roy L. Brubaker, Raymond Lauver, and Erie Renno.

Herr.- Ruth S. LeFevre, 91, Sterling, Ill. Born: June 29, 1901, Sterling, Ill., to Phares and Lizzie Frey LeFevre. Died: April 23, 1993, Sterling, Ill. Survivors-children: Rodney, Elwood, Richard, Deloris Meiners; foster daughter: Ethel Kerkoff; 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 6 step-grandchildren, 9 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Victor Herr (husband) and Millicent (infant daughter). Funeral and burial: April 26, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Kauffman.- Paul James, 38. Born: April 14, 1955, Middlebury, Ind., to David J. and Hope Kaufman Kauffman. Died: April 26, 1993, Denver, Colo., of a brain aneurysm. Survivors-wife: Janet Kline Kauffman; brothers: Glen, Ed, Kent. Funeral: April 28, Mountain Community Mennonite Church, by Roger Richer.

King.- Orlen, 82, Pettisvflle, Ohio. Born: July 15, 1910, Wauseon, Ohio, to Samuel and Ida Lantz King. Died: April 28, 1993, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors- wife: Martha Kulp King; children: Delbert, Velma Ulrich, Kermit, Gerald; sisters: Louelle Kulp, Myrtie Terral; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: May 1, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon, John Horning, Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Krady.- Frances Zeager Frey, 87, Salunga, Pa. Born: Oct. 14, 1905, Elizabethtown, Pa., to John T. and Ella Mae Zeager Frey. Died: April 23, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-husband: H. Martin Krady; sons: John, Jay, Wilmer, Robert; sisters: Margaret Fackler, Edna Martin, Bertha Eberly; 11 grandchil dren, 8 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Landisville Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 26, Buch Funeral Home, by Sam Thomas. Burial: Hernley Mennonite Cemetery.

Lapp.- John B., 88, Leola, Pa. Born: Sept. 17, 1904, Leacock Twp., Pa., to David and Annie Lapp. Died: April 21, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Anna M. Augsburger Lapp; children: Frances Henry, Alvin, Lovis Landis, J. David, Anna Pearl Kreider; brother and sister: Elmer D., Rachel Mast; half sisters: Martha Stoltzfus, Ferne Bowman; stepbrothers and sisters: Abner Smoker, Sylvan Smoker, Esther Chupp, Sadie Yoder; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24, Stumptown Mennonite Church, by Luke Nolt, Larry Sheppard, and Chester Kurtz. Burial: Weavertown Amish-Mennonite Cemetery.

Longanecker.- Robert W., 67, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Oct. 6, 1925, Columbiana, Ohio, to Charles F. and Mary Agnes Barnhart Longanecker. Died: April 24, 1993, Columbiana, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivor-sister: Marjorie Sloan. Funeral and burial: April 28, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry D. Rohrer.

Miller.- Mary Esther Hummel, 89, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 24, 1903, Holmes County, Ohio, to Christian and Amanda Miller Hummel. Died: April 14, 1993, Smithville, Ohio. Survivors-sons: Robert C., Thomas; brothers: William and Dean Hummel; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul Miller (husband). Funeral: April 17, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by James Schrag and Elsie Miller. Burial: Sherwood Gardens.

Mishler.- Earl R., 99, Johnstown, Pa. Born: July 21, 1893, Johnstown, Pa., to David S. and Sally Stahl Mishler. Died: May 1, 1993, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-children: Alma Erhard, David S., Elnora Woy, Dwight W.; stepdaughter: Nancy Thomas; brother and sisters: Vera Riddle, Carl, Mildred Ritchey; 14 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, 3 step-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Hattie Yoder Kaufman Mishler (second wife) and Florence Claycomb Mishler (first wife). Funeral and burial: May 4, Stahl Mennonite Church, by Mary Grace and Harold Shenk.

Schultz.- Samuel N., 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Aug. 9, 1909, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Noah and Annie Nafziger Schultz. Died: April 28, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-children: Ronald, Florence Kehl, Dennis, Duane; brother and sisters: William, Sarah Jutzi, Katherine, Elizabeth Bast, Laurene Albrecht; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beatrice Schultz (wife). Funeral and burial: May 1, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Steiner.- Ellen E. Geiser, 82, Newport News, Va. Born: April 12, 1911, Wayne County, Ohio, to Fredrick, Jr., and Lena Nussbaum Geiser. Died: April 26, 1993, Newport News, Va. Survivors-children: Marlene S. Flanagan, Nevin D., Sanford J., Wayne H., Eldon R., Vilas A.; brothers: Noah, Harvey, and George Geiser, Lena Geiser Lehman; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alvin Steiner (husband) and Everett (son). Funeral and burial: April 30, Pike Mennonite Church, by Nelson Showalter.

Troyer.- Clara Augustine, 87, Spartansburg, Pa. Born: April 8, 1906, Shickley, Neb., to Simon S. and Barbara Roth Augustine. Died: April 29, 1993, Titusville, Pa. Survivors-children: Dolores Esh, Wynona Harrington, Wilma Dean, Maynard J., Lawrence L.; sister: Mabel Stoltzfus; 24 grandchildren, 57 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph A. Troyer (husband) and Lyle (son). Funeral: May 3, Valley View Mennonite Church, by Carl L. Smeltzer. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Weaver.- John Alvin, 83, Kansas City, Kan. Born: May 16, 1909, Oronogo, Mo., to Jeremiah and Maria Diller Weaver. Died: April 21, 1993, Kansas City, Kan., of leukemia. Survivors wife: Velma Beyler Weaver; children: John Denny, Gary Alvin; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: April 24, Rainbow Mennonite Church, by Frank Ward and Carl Bangs.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana

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