Birkey.- Dwight E., 78, Bunker Hill, Ind. Born: Dec. 7, 1914, Miami County, Ind., to Simon and Lydia Slabaugh Birkey. Died: Sept. 10, 1993, Peru, Ind. Survivors-wife: Mildred King Birkey; children: Duane, Dale, Evelyn Yoder, Loretta Chupp, Phyllis Fitchpatrick; brothers: Lowell, Richard; 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 13, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Mick Sommers and Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery.
Brubaker.- Richard Shenk, 55. Born: Sept. 9, 1937, Strasburg, Pa., to Ezra G. and Esther Shenk Brubaker. Died: Aug. 17, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Nancy Heisey Brubaker. Funeral and burial: Aug. 20, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by Tom Horst.
Fairchild.- Fleta Cora Reedy, 83, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: April 5, 1910, Fulks Run, Va., to E. L. and Mary Frances May Reedy. Died: Aug. 26, 1993, Staunton, Va. Survivors-husband: Langdon C. Fairchild; daughter: Gloria F. Reid; 2 grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 29, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North and Harold Eshleman. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Hamilton.- Joann E. Hooley, 57, Nampa, Idaho. Born: Aug. 29, 1935, Nampa, Idaho, to Harold and Naomi Kauffman Hooley. Died: Aug. 24, 1993, Nampa, Idaho, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Marvin Hamilton; children: Cindy Goldsmith, Paul, Michael; sisters: Maradene Wallace, Alice Earnest; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 27, First Mennonite Church, by Duane Oesch. Burial: Kholer Lawn Cemetery.
Histand.- Laura L., 84, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Nov. 12, 1908, Doylestown, Pa., to Samuel Swartz and Susie Landis Histand. Died: Sept. 7, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Mary Alderfer, Elizabeth Gross, Ruth Mosemann, Rebecca Graybill, David, William H., and James H. Histand. Congregational membership: Park View Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 12, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center, by Owen Burkholder, Shirlee K. Yoder, Catherine Longenecker, and Dan Longenecker. Body donated to medical research.
Kropf.- Gregory Dean, 40, Portland, Ore. Born: Nov. 12, 1952, Silverton, Ore., to Calvin and Twila Engle Kropf. Died: Aug. 18, 1993, Portland, Ore. Survivors-siblings: Cindy Woodbury, David and Nicholas Kropf. Funeral and burial: Aug. 21, 1993, Zion Mennonite Church, by Richard Regier.
Lehman.- Murray, 47. Born: March 18, 1946, Camrose, Alta., to Melvin and Grace Roth Lehman. Died: Sept. 6, 1993, Edmonton, Alta., of cancer. Survivors-children: Scott, Karen; brothers: Douglas, Lorne, Bob, Maurice; mother. Funeral and burial: Sept. 8, Salem Mennonite Church, by Ray Landis.
Martin.- Zienas B., 70, Waterloo, Ont. Born: May 31, 1923, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Edwin C. and Judith Bauman Martin. Died: Sept. 11, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Lauretta Brubacher Martin; children: Douglas, Judith Jutzi; sister: LouAnna Maurer; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 14, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder, Pat Falk, and Doug Snyder.
Overholt.- Dorothy N. Headings, 74, Fredericktown, Ohio. Born: March 16, 1919, Champaign County, Ohio, to Milton and Lela Kanagy Headings. Died: Sept. 7, 1993, Mt. Vernon, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Ralph Overholt; children: Richard, David, Edward, Joseph, Mary Ellen Hazen, Jay, Mark; siblings: Sanford, Eugene, Robert, Ionabel Boshart; 25 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 10, Gilead Mennonite Church, by Glenn Martin and Murray Krabill. Burial: Chesterville Maple Grove Cemetery.
Schloneger.- Irvin Leroy, 82, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 25, 1910, to Amos and Amanda Sommers Schloneger. Died: Sept. 6, 1993, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Irene Falb Schloneger; children: Catherine Hochstetler, Robert, Sandra Brenneman, Faye Breneman, David, Keith; brothers and sister: Ray E., John A., Vida Hershberger; 14 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 9, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber and Bob Schloneger.
Snyder.- Mamie E. Smith, 93, Ashley, Mich. Born: Dec. 4, 1899, Fisher, Ill., to Peter J. and Fannie Gautsche Smith. Died: July 8, 1993. Survivors-children: Stanley, Vincent, John, Gaylord, Clifford, Carolyn Ely, Marilyn Jackson; sister: Pearl Short; 30 grandchildren, 50 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Vernon S. Snyder (husband). Funeral: July 11, Bethel Mennonite Church. Burial: Collier Cemetery.
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Bender.- Lorne F., 82, Ailsa Craig, Ont. Born: Feb. 25, 1911, Oxford County, Ont., to David R. and Barbara Wagler Bender. Died: Sept. 11, 1993. Survivors-wife: Katie Yantzi Bender; children: James, Robert, Patricia; sisters: Fanny Lichti, Mary Ann Ruby; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 14, Nairn Mennonite Church, by Mary Mae Schwartzentruber, Ephraim Gingerich, and Ron Myles.
Birky.- Elsie Good, 92, Kouts, Ind. Born: Oct. 16, 1900, Rantoul, Ill., to Peter and Mary Naffziger Good. Died: Aug. 31, 1993, Valparaiso, Ind. Survivors-children: Margaret, Wesley C., Myron; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emanuel S. Birky (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 2, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by Jerry Kandel and John F. Murray.
Herr.- Clyde H., 65. Born: Sept. 18, 1927, Lancaster, Pa., to Christ L. and Anna H. Klaus Herr. Died: Sept. 12, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Mildred J. Shenk Herr; children: Kenneth L., Miriam H. Nofziger, Shirley M. Mast; brothers and sisters: Jacob C., John L., Ruth E. Witmer, Alma C. Ranck, Arlene J. McMichael; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16, Paradise Mennonite Church, by Fred Martin and Delmar Sauder. Burial: Willow Street Mennonite Cemetery.
King.- Forest E., 81, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: April 29, 1912, Smithville, Ohio, to Elmer and Lindy Yoder King. Died: Sept. 8, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Irene Smucker King; sons: Kingsley, Nolan, Nathaniel; brothers: Loren, Floyd; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Picolia (daughter). Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger.
Kreider.- Mary Hershey, 90, Manheim, Pa. Born: Feb. 7, 1903, Manheim, Pa., to John and Adeline Reist Hershey. Died: July 16, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Richard, Noah, Jr., Rosalee, Schnupp, Mary Jane Hoober; brother and sisters: Jacob Hershey, Cora Book, Florence Risser; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Noah Kreider (husband). Funeral and burial: July 20, Erb Mennonite Church, by Lester Zimmerman and Martin Nolt.
Martin.- Phares G., 63, Lancaster, Pa. Born: April 7, 1930, Lancaster, Pa., to Phares and Susie Gehman Martin. Died: Sept. 4, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Naomi Irene Mohler Martin; children: Patty Sue Pleasant, Debra Ann Rissler, Amy Louise Gold, Christopher Joel; mother; brothers and sisters: Raymond, Eugene, Floyd, Lydia, Mildred Hollinger, Irene Weaver; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 8, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by A. Richard Weaver, J. Elvin Martin, and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Weaverland Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Miller.- Catherine Conrad*, 91, Canton, Ohio. Born: Feb.
17, 1902, Harrisburg, Ohio, to Daniel and Catherine Conrad Schmucker.
Died: Sept. 14, 1993, Louisville, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Orrin
D. Miller; children: Ellen, Robert D.; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.
Predeceased by: Warren D. (son). Funeral: Sept. 18, Beech Mennonite
Church, by Dan and Rose Graber. Burial: Warstler Cemetery.
*Correction - Maiden name was Schmucker - see parents.
Showalter.- Clark Ralston, 94. Born: Nov. 14, 1898, Rockingham County, Va., to Robert Henry and Nannie Showalter. Died: Sept. 11, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors: Robert, Carl, Ray Hollis; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Minnie Belle Eagle Showalter (wife). Funeral: Sept. 14, McMullen Funeral Home, by Wilmer Lehman and Paul Kratz. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Stutzman.- Vernon M., 71, Louisville, Ohio. Born: July 6, 1922, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Erwin and Martha Mast Stutzman. Died: Sept. 14, 1993, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Bernice Hostetler Stutzman; children: Galen, Ed, Ronald, Judy, Carol Tournoux, Janine Henderson; brother and sisters: George, Betty Lou Taylor, Jean Shoup; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 19, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber.
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Frey.- Hettie Mae Brenneman, 87, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 25, 1906, Johnson County, Iowa, to William C. and Nancy Miller Brenneman. Died: Sept. 19, 1993, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-daughters: Rita Beyeler, Janet Showalter; brother and sisters: Paul Brenneman, Velma Yoder, Mabel Miller; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Harry C. Frey (husband). Funeral: Sept. 22, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh and Scott Swartzendruber. Burial: East Union Cemetery.
Hirstein.- Eileen A. Fritsch, 78, East Peoria, Ill. Born: May 3, 1915, Del Rey, Ill., to Joseph and Mayme Conn Fritsch. Died: Sept. 26, 1993, Peoria, Ill. Survivors-sons: Roger E., Landis; sisters: LaVerne Luke, Vivienne Garner; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Eldon G. Hirstein (husband). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church of Morton. Funeral: Sept. 29, Washington, Ill., by Glen A. Horner. Burial: Glendale Cemetery.
Hoover.- Anna Lea, 66. Born: Jan. 3, 1927, Rockingham County, Va., to Harry and Lula Knight Hoover. Died: Aug. 28, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors- children: Danny, Larry, Kenneth, Joyce Baldwin, Lula Knight, Debbie; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, by Paul Kratz and Kenneth Seitz, Sr.
Howe.- Mildred, 72, Gap, Pa. Born: Jan. 24, 1921, Gap, Pa., to Harry H. and Sarah Slaymaker Howe. Died: Aug. 7, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Harold, Milton, Verna, Hazel, Thelma. Funeral and burial: Aug. 11, Old Road Mennonite Church, by Richard L. Buckwalter and Hershey Hostetter.
Kolb.- Jacob Funk, 90, Souderton. Pa. Born: Dec. 14, 1902, East Vincent Twp., Pa., to Jacob Funk and Emma Buckwalter Kolb. Died: Sept. 9, 1993, Souderton, Pa., of Parkinson's disease. Survivors-wife: Mary Good Kolb; children: Homer E., Wilmer E., Ruth K. Essick; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Climena L. Ehst Kolb (first wife). Funeral services: Sept. 12, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Doug Jantzi; Sept. 13, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Richard Lindberg and Norman Kolb. Burial: Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery. He was ordained a minister in 1948 at Vincent Mennonite Church, where he served for 36 years.
Leister.- Mabel Lauver, 96, McAlisterville, Pa. Born: Nov. 28, 1896, Evandale, Pa., to John H. and Clara Graybill Lauver. Died: Sept. 21, 1993, Belleville, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-daughters: Grace Clark, Mildred Wertz; sister: Edna Kratzer; half sister: Mary Lauver; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jeremiah Leister (husband) and two infant sons. Funeral: Sept. 25, Lost Creek Mennonite Church, by Roy L. Brubaker. Burial: Lauvers Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Shank.- J. Clinton, 85, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Aug.
6, 1908, Maugansville, Md., to Aaron and Ida Grove Shank. Died:
Sept. 23, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Faith Casey,
Hope Stoner, Charity Showalter, Oren, John, Joy Yoder; brother
and sisters: Floyd A., Violet Burkholder, Ida Frey; 11 grandchildren,
6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Amanda Horst Shank (wife).
Funeral: Sept. 26, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North
and Steve Yoder.
Correction, printed in November 16, 1993: J. Clinton Shank (Oct. 19 Gospel Herald) is survived by his wife, Amanda Horst Shank.
Stevanus.- Lizzie Ann, 98, Cambridge, Ont. Born: July 21, 1895, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Villina Snider Cressman. Died: Sept. 13, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Myron, Paul, Richard, Grace Shantz; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Howard Stevanus (husband) and Mary Schiedel and Ethel Snider (daughters). Funeral and burial: Sept. 17, Bloomingdale Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher and Rufus Jutzi.
Suter.- Orpha Vada Blosser, 100, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Jan. 18, 1893, Rockingham County, Va., to Daniel A. and Mary Showalter Blosser. Died: Sept. 13, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-daughters: Hazel Deputy, Kathryn Heatwole; 6 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Homer Rollin Suter (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 15, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph C. Shenk, Daniel Suter, and Glendon Blosser.
Wenger.- Goldie F. Heatwole, 89, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 16, 1904, Rockingham County, Va., to William M. and Katie Brunk Heatwole. Died: Sept. 20, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-husband: Oliver R. Wenger; children: Helen F. Layman, Dorothy S. Bellanca, Sheldon L.; siblings: William Heatwole, Jr., Marjorie Burkholder, Reba Shank; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 22, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center, by Joseph and Edith Shenk, and Daniel and Catherine Longenecker. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.
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Alderfer.- Esther Lapp, 85, Souderton, Pa. Born: Aug. 26, 1908, Chalfont, Pa., to Joseph and Sally Walter Lapp. Died: Sept. 24, 1993, Souderton, Pa., of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors-stepchildren: Arlene Alderfer, Robert, Stanley, Richard, Harold; brother and sister: Arthur Lapp, Edna Detweiler; 12 step-grandchildren, 14 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Isaac Alderfer (husband). Funeral: Sept. 27, Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, by Charles A. Ness and Stanley Godshall. Burial: Salford Mennonite Cemetery.
Andrick.- Julia Elizabeth Rhodes, 93, Timberville, Va. Born: Dec. 19, 1899, Broadway, Va., to Miller D. and Hannah Neff Rhodes. Died: Sept. 28, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Predeceased by: Robert F. Andrick (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 30, Zion Mennonite Church, by Harvey Yoder, John Drescher, and Richard Early.
Detwiler.- Earl Oliver, 77. Born: Dec. 6, 1915, Cherry Box, Mo., to William Henry and Barbara Detweiler Detwiler. Died: Sept. 20, 1993, Kirksville, Mo., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Edna Kenagy Detwiler; children: Louis, Waymond, Betty McKim; sister: Ruth Kreider; 10 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Linda Detwiler (daughter). Funeral: Sept. 23, First Church of God, by David Strong and Jim Johnston. Burial: Mt. Pisgah Mennonite Cemetery.
Frey.- Donna Decker, 33, Elmira, Ont. Born: Sept. 22, 1959, Waterloo County, Ont., to Norman and Barbara Decker. Died: Aug. 29, 1993, St. Jacobs, Ont., from a car accident. Survivors-husband: Dale Frey; children: Todd, Tracy; siblings: David, Kathy, Kris, Holly. Memorial service: Sept. 1, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner. Cremated.
Gingerich.- Wallace, 78, Zurich, Ont. Born: Jan. 10, 1916, Hay Twp., Ont., to Sam and Sarah Gingerich. Died: Sept. 28, 1993, Zurich, Ont. Survivors-wife: Marie Helmuth Gingerich; daughters: Sharon Overholt, Bonnie McKillop, Dawn; brothers and sister: Amos, Roy, Ervin, Reuben, Curtis, Verna Ropp; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 1, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Ephraim Gingerich and Philip Bender.
Kanagy.- Jonathan Leroy, 51. Born: Feb. 25, 1942, Belleville, Pa., to Amandus and Lomie Kanagy. Died: Sept. 15, 1993, Chambersburg, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Edith Good Kanagy; children: Lori, Regina Henry, Kevin, Twila; brothers and sister: Jay, Gerald, Donella Wolf, Fred. Memorial service: Sept. 19, Marion Mennonite Church, by Merle Cordell, Duane Fredrick, and Alvin Kanagy. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery. He was ordained Nov. 28, 1974, and pastored for more than 18 years.
Marner.- Simeon L., 64, Kokomo, Ind. Born: May 22, 1929, Miami County, Ind., to Emanuel and Martha Miller Maraer. Died: Sept., 25, 1993, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors-wife: Mary Zook Marner; children: Michael, Patricia, Edward; brothers: Alvin, James S., William E.; one grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 29, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller and Mick Sommers. Burial: Mast Cemetery.
Myers.- Arthur "Bud," Jr., 69, Fulton County, Ohio. Born: March 6, 1924, Continental, Ohio, to Arthur and Emma Britsch Myers. Died: Oct. 2, 1993, Toledo, Ohio, of an aortic aneurysm. Survivors-wife: Lois Grieser Thierry Myers; children: David, Sr., Keith, Doug, Max, Jeff Thierry, Diane Punches, Deb Fields, and Donna; brother and sisters: Dick, Ellen Stephen, Fern Heltzel; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 6, 1993, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.
Troyer.- Ivan E., 61, Beemer, Neb. Born: Aug. 7, 1932, Shickley, Neb., to Abraham and Emma Eichelberger Troyer. Died: Sept. 20, 1993, Sioux City, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Wilma Erb Troyer; children: Connie Zehr, Julie Pearson, Paul, Jane Brummels; brothers and sisters: James, Les, Harold, Leonard, Dorothy Schlegel, Loretta Troyer, Mary Erb, Betty Miller, Violet Stutzman, Eunice Stutzman; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 23, Beemer Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen, Firman Gingerich, and Keith Zehr.
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