Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1993

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Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 35 - September 7, 1993-page 14, 15.

Beun, Hubert, 65, Apple Creek, Ohio. Born: Nov. 7, 1928, Netherlands, to Michiel and Adriana Duindam Beun. Died: July 24, 1993, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Johanna M. de Die Beun; children: Maria Day, Mike, Hubert, Jr., Henry, Adriana Jordan, Johanna Badertscher, Willie, Janneke Smith; brother: Hendrik; 20 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Benjamin (son). Funeral and burial: July 27, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by James Schrag.

Beyeler, Lester Alfred, 93, Smithville, Ohio. Born: May 22, 1900, Baughman Twp., Ohio, to Alfred and Elizabeth Geiser Beyeler. Died: July 24,1993, Smithville, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Edna Viola Zimmerly Beyeler; children: Glenard, Lowell, Milton, Robert, Ivan, Lester, Marion, Esther Gray, Elizabeth Jacobs, Eunice Brenneman, Eloise Hostetler, Elaine Hershberger; brother: Floyd Beyeler; 29 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: James (son). Funeral and burial: July 28, Crown Hill Menonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Blough, Esther N. Shaffer, 72, Boswell, Pa. Born: Aug. 10, 1920, Somerset County, Pa., to Clarence L. and Gladys Thomas Shaffer. Died: July 29, 1993, Johnstown, Pa., of an aneurysm of the brain. Survivors-husband: Vernon I. Blough; brother and sister: Grace Weaver, Richard Blaine Shaffer. Funeral and burial: Aug. 1, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Homer Schrock, Donald Speigle, and Aldus Wingard.

Christ, Kathleen J. Christy, 57, Washburn, Ill. Born: June 6, 1936, Mason County, Ill., to Leo and Mattie Vaughn Christy. Died: July 11, 1993, Eureka, Ill., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Walter Christ; children: William, Julie, Naomi El-Derzi; sister: Mary Lou Adams; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: July 14, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Dennis Kennell, Robert Harnish, and Roger Hochstetler. Burial: Black Partridge Cemetery.

Detwiler, John William, 73, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 24, 1919, Cherry Box, Mo., to William and Barbara Detweiler Detwiler. Died: Aug. 13, 1993, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth "Betty" McNeilly; sons: Thomas, Mark; brother and sister: Earl, Ruth Kreider; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 16, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by James Detweiler and Ron Diener.

Garber, John Fay, 88, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 25, 1905, Victorville, Calif., to David and Ellen Plank Garber. Died: June 21, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-wife: Ruth Wenger Snider Garber; children: Leonard, Rhoda Cressman, S. David, Phoebe Hershey, Lois Lehman, Esther, John, Rachel; step-daughter: Anna Veney; 18 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna May Wenger Garber (first wife) and Ethan (son). Memorial service: June 25, Lindale Mennonite Church, by Harold Emswiler and Paul Kratz. Burial: Springdale Mennonite Cemetery.
He was ordained in 1930 and pastored several Mennonite churches in Ontario, Ohio, Iowa, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Gerber, Alma Mullet, 84, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Sept. 9, 1908, Wakarusa, Ind., to John and Emma Weldy Mullett. Died: Aug. 4, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Judy, Sally Winesburg, John, Arnold, Allen, Jerry; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Valentine Gerber (husband), Richard (son), and Nancy E. Helmuth (daughter). Funeral: Aug. 6, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger and Bob Gerber. Burial: South Union Cemetery.

Hege, Elizabeth M. Baer, 97, Greencastle, Pa. Born: Jan. 29, 1896, Hagerstown, Md., to Henry and Barbara Martin Baer. Died: June 22, 1993, Chambersburg, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Lois Brenneman, Nathan, Barbara Risser, Dorothy Groff, David, Martha Hossler; brother and sister: Benjamin Baer. Leah Martin; 16 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jonas E. Hege (husband). Funeral: June 26, Marion Mennonite Church, by Merle Cordell, Duane Frederick, and Alvin Kanagy. Burial: Marion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hershey, Mary C., 102, Marietta, Pa. Born: May 8, 1891, East Donegal Twp., Pa., to Christ and Mary Charles Forry. Died: July 16, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Anna Mae Gable, Mildred Lutz; 3 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: John Hershey (husband). Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 19, Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., by Shelley R. Shellenberger and Jeff L. Martin. Burial: Bosslers Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler, Amos O., 92, Topeka, Ind. Born: April 1, 1901, LaGrange County, Ind. Died: July 18, 1993, Topeka, Ind. Survivors-wife: Carrie Ebersol Hostetter (sic); children: Marie, Betty Kauffman, Mervin, Meredith, Mark; stepdaughter: Glendola Burkey; foster step-son: Charles Hawks; sister: Ruth Miller; 22 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Thersa Hooley Hostetler (wife). Funeral: July 21, Emma Mennonite Church, by John Murray. Burial: Miller Cemetery.
He was ordained minister in 1944 and served 31 years.

Hostetler, Wilbur, 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 26, 1907, to Noah and Lizzie Eash Hostetler. Died: July 24, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Gordon, Verda Bialac, Susan Guipe; brother: J.J.; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Velma Lapp Hostetler (wife). Congregational membership: College Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 27, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Rachel Fisher.
He was ordained minister in 1938 in Roseland, Neb., and served in India for 17 years.

Martin, Iva Christina, 94, Manson, Iowa. Born: Sept. 17, 1898, Garden City, Mo., to Amos and Clara Troyer Martin. Died: June 27, 1993, Manson, Iowa. Survivors-sisters: Elsie Martin, Vera Brown. Funeral: June 30, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Miller, Payson, 73, LaGrange, Ind. Born: Dec. 18, 1919, Shipshewana, Ind., to John S. and Nora Sunthimer Miller. Died: Aug. 12, 1993, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors-wife: Waneta Miller; children: Virginia, Sherry, Galen; brothers and sisters: Ernest, Orvan, Truman, Mirvin, Berniece Yoder, Ruby Weaver, Vera Bontrager, Buelah Neff; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 15, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop.

Correction, as printed in the Octpber 5th issue: Payson Miller (Sept. 7 Gospel Herald) was survived by another son, Lynn.

Sweigart, Arthur P., 63, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Jan. 9, 1930, Parkesburg, Pa., to D. Wayne and Mary Byler Sweigart. Died: July 31, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Mary Stauffer Sweigart; children: L. Anthony, Clifford S., Kenton L., Crystal A. Martin; sisters: Dorothy Hostetler, Nora J. Good; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 3, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joseph N. Sherer and Shelley R. Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Wilson, John A., 55, McVeytown, Pa. Born: Nov. 10, 1937, to John H. and Anna Bliss Wilson. Died: July 1, 1993, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors-sons: Neil, Ryan; brothers and sister: Grace Henry, Marlin, Ray. Funeral: July 5, Booth Funeral Home, by Max Zook. Burial: Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.


Gospel Herald- Volume 86, Number 36 - September 14, 1993-page 18, 19.

Blosser, Ollie Ruth Swartzendruber, 84. Born: Feb. 27, 1909, Iowa County, Iowa, to Joseph Lawrence and Eliza Ann Wertz Swartzendruber. Died: Aug. 1, 1993, Iowa City, Iowa, of heart failure. Survivors-children: Harold, Gladys Thomas; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Dwight Blosser (husband). Funeral: Aug. 4, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh, Scott Swartzendruber, and Eugene Blosser. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Blough, Orvin F., 78, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Jan. 10, 1915, Somerset County, Pa., to Harry and Lottie Thomas Blough. Died: Aug. 20, 1993, Johnstown, Pa., of a cerebral hemorrhage. Survivors-wife: Florence Eash Blough; children: Barbara Miller, Ruth Hostetler, Melvin, Eloise Plank, Richard Thomas; brother and sisters: Erma Holsopple, Edna Nafziger, Dorothy Eash, Harry Boyd, Catherine Schrock; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Blough (first wife) and Rhoda Marie (daughter). Funeral: Aug. 23, Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, by Marvin L. Kaufman. Burial: Stahl Cemetery.

Detweiler, Chester Ray, 89, Fairview, Mich. Born: July 23, 1904, West Liberty, Ohio, to Samuel and Malinda Kauffman Detweiler. Died: Aug. 7, 1993, Fairview, Mich. Survivors-wife: Cevilla Steiner Detweiler; children: Edith Kauffman, Tilman; siblings: Oren, Mary Yoder, Stella Troyer; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 9, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger.

Ebersole, Russell Philip, 63, Sterling, Ill. Born: Oct. 15, 1929, Sterling, Ill., to Roy and Ruth Nice Ebersole. Died: Aug. 6, 1993, Dixon, Ill. Survivors-wife: Joyce Van Horne Ebersole; children: Kenneth, Donna Beard, Christine Kuntz, Dorrine Evitt, Kathline Bilderback; siblings: Everett, Charles, Eugene, Willard, Robert, Catherine Johnson, Miriam Shank, Anita Oberg, Gertrude Campbell, Belva Robinson, Betty Sutter; 9 grandchildren; stepmother: Retha Ebersole; half brother and sisters: Roy, Jr., Suellen Ebersole, Verna Kauffman. Funeral and burial: Aug. 10, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Hersberger, Reaford Ezra "Hersh," 73, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Aug. 23, 1919, Milford, Neb., to David and Anna Stauffer Hersberger. Died: Aug. 10, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Vira G. Miller Hersberger; children: Larry, Keith, Donna Litchfield, Joann Henderson; brothers and sisters: Harlan, David, Roy, Mary Stutzman, Phyllis Philson, Kathryn Friesen; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 13, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen E. Burkholder. Burial: Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Isaias, Rebecca, 40. Born: May 13, 1953, Angola Africa. Died: Aug. 17, 1993, Tucson, Ariz., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Anacleto Isaias; children: Arlinda Celeste, Agnela Teresa, Anacleto, Jr., Allen Joaquin. Funeral: Aug. 21, Shalom Mennonite Fellowship, by Henry P. Yoder. Burial: Evergreen Memorial Park.

Jantzi, Elizabeth Helmuth, 84, Alden, N.Y. Born: March 21, 1909, Oklahoma, to Daniel and Mattie Hochstetler Helmuth. Died: July 11, 1993, Florida, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Peter Jantzi; children: Margaret Foth, Aaron, Harold, Annamae Hostetler, Peter, Jr., C. Earl; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 17, Clarence Center-Akron Mennonite Church, by Howard S. Bauman and W. Roy Walls, Jr. Burial: Good Cemetery.

Jarocki, Marie Elsie George, 36, Humboldt, Sask. Born: July 27, 1957, Watrous, Sask., to Abdo and Helen George. Died: July 27, 1993, Saskatoon, Sask. Survivors-husband: Ken Jarocki; children: Albert George, William, Jennifer; parents; sisters: Margaret, Myrtle. Funeral: July 30, Schuler-Lefebvre Funeral Chapel, by Jim Lloyd, Jim Mullet, and Lawrence DeMong. Burial: New Hope Community Church Cemetery.

Koch, Lester S., 87. Born: May 20, 1906, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Charles and Minerva Swartz Koch. Died: Aug. 20, 1993, Tavistock, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Alice Nahrgang Koch; children: Earl, Harold, Florence Michelin, Evelyn Peterson, Eleanor Snyder, Russell, Norman, Shirley Thrasher, Kenneth, Allan; brothers and sisters: Orton, Mabel Kufske, Phares, Oliver, Roy, Gladys Martin; 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 23, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk.

Mann, Richard E., 58, Elkhart, Ind. Born: March 11, 1935, Elkhart, Ind., to William and Myrtis Mann. Died: July 7, 1993, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-children: Terri Masters, Ritchie; brother and sister: Phyllis Weaver, Donald; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: July 10, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Nancy Kauffmann. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery.

Metzler, Raymond L., 76, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: June 8, 1917, Wakarusa, Ind., to Forest S. and Vera Holdeman Metzler. Died: Aug. 14, 1993, Wakarusa, Ind. Survivors-wife: Ruth B. Chambers Metzler; children: Vera L. Leinbach, Marie B., Barbara E. Ramer, Allen J., Stanley R., John F., Donald R., Robert W., Michael L.; brother and sister: James R., Vesta Lehman; 22 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 17, Holdeman Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray and Russell Krabill. Burial: Olive West Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Martha N., 86, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 17, 1906, Kalona, Iowa, to Daniel B. and Annie Guengerich Swartzendruber. Died: July 20, 1993, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-brothers: A. Lloyd, Jacob F. Funeral: July 23, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh and Scott Swartzendruber. Burial: East Union Cemetery.

Voth, Ruth Elaine Sommerfeld, 59, Hesston, Kan. Born: July 22, 1934, Hesston, Kan., to Menno and Tabitha Vogt Sommerfeld. Died: Aug. 23, 1993, Newton, Kan. Survivors-children: Tamera Davis, Michael, Patricia. Funeral: Aug. 26, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David Mann. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery, Moundridge, Kan.

Zehr, Amos, 90. Born: July 14, 1903, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Joseph and Catherine Roth Zehr. Died: Aug. 8, 1993, of pneumonia. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth Wagler Zehr; children: Mervin Joseph, Gloria Mae; stepdaughter: Elda Sauder. Predeceased by: Laura Ruby Zehr (first wife), Arnold Wayne (son), Ruby Helen, Velma, and Ruth (daughters). Funeral and burial: Aug. 11, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Vernon Zehr.

Zehr, Roy Christian, 81, Stuart, Fla. Born: Sept. 27, 1911, Deer Creek, Ill., to Peter and Louisa Sutter Zehr. Died: July 21, 1993, Stuart, Fla. Survivors-wife: Mary Williams Zehr; sons: Roger, David; brother and sisters: Milton, Doris Yoder, Mary, Velma, Fannie; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bernice Emory Zehr (second wife), Opal Smith Zehr (first wife), Dean and Duane (sons). Memorial service: Aug. 8, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen A. and Thelma Horner. Cremated.

Ziegler, Mary Bair, 98, North Lima, Ohio. Born: May 7, 1895, Boardman, Ohio, to Elias and Anna Musselman Bair. Died: July 26, 1993, North Lima, Ohio. Survivors-children: Nancy Weaver, Wilbur; brother: Leo Bair; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jacob W. Ziegler (husband), Anna Mae Krabill and Miriam (daughters). Funeral and burial: July 29, North Lima Mennonite Church, by Richard Bartholomew.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 37 - September 21, 1993 - page 15.

Beachy, Eli M., 82, Greentown, Ind. Born: Oct. 11, 1910, Howard County, Ind., to Menno and Mary Troyer Beachy. Died: Aug. 11, 1993, Greentown, Ind. Survivors-daughter: Doris Marner; brother: Henry; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Verba Bontrager Beachy (wife). Funeral: Aug. 14, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Mick Sommers and Lee Miller. Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Boll, Edith S. Widders, 74, Lititz, Pa. Born: May 13, 1919, Clay Twp., Pa., to Reuben and Bertha Stauffer Widders. Died: July 18, 1993, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-husband: John H. Boll; children: J. Nevin, Jay H., E. Lorraine Shirk, Mabel Jean Baum, Lois M. Stauffer; brothers and sisters: Isaac S. and Irwin S. Widders, Verna Noll, Mebel Neff, Kathryn Harnish; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 22, Hernley Mennonite Church, by George Hurst and Jay Peters.

Bridge, Eliza Mae Campbell, 94, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 20, 1898, Nelson County, Va., to William and Lula Campbell. Died: July 4, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-sister: Eva Murray; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: George T. Bridge (husband). Congregational membership: Lynside Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 8, Waynesboro Chapel, Etter Funeral Home, by Alvin Graber and Francis Funk. Burial: Calvary United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Cressman, Cora, 84, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 7, 1908, Kitchener, Ont., to Isaiah H. and Magdalena Shirk Cressman. Died: Aug. 23, 1993, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Vera Weaver, Una, Olive High, Mabel, Clifford, Harold, Edith Woolner. Funeral: Aug. 25, Fairview Centre, Cambridge, Ont., by Bruce Balmer and Marilyn Rudy-Froese. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Erb, Elizabeth Coblentz, 86, Hartville, Ohio. Born: April 30, 1907, Sugarcreek, Ohio, to Andy and Mary Ann Coblentz. Died: May 16, 1993, Hartville, Ohio. Survivors-children: Betty, Martha Sturgill, Edna Mast, Erma Raber, Sara Doster, Calvin, Aden; 20 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Abe S. Erb (husband). Funeral: May 19, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Joseph Yoder and Andrew Troyer, Jr. Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery.

Good, Katherine Gehman, 1, Harleysville, Pa. Born: June 24, 1992, Philadelphia, Pa., to Philip and Deborah Gehman Good. Died: Aug. 13, 1993, Lancaster, Pa., of respiratory failure. Survivors-parents; brother and sister: Jordon, Karissa. Predeceased by: Sarah (sister). Funeral and burial: Aug. 16, Bally Mennonite Church, by Roy K. Yoder.

Mills, Stephanie, 5, Walkerton, Ont. Born: July 15, 1988, Markham, Ont., to Adrian and Janet Smith Mills. Died: July 25, 1993, Barrie, Ont., in a car accident. Survivors-parents; sister: Suzie. Funeral and burial: July 29, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Wayne Nafziger and Arthur Byer.

Musser, Maria Z., 77, Reinholds, Pa. Born: Oct. 18, 1915, New Holland, Pa., to Barton and Emma Martin. Died: May 6, 1993, of cancer. Survivors-husband: Mark Muser; children: Robert, James, Lillian Worley, Mary Ellen, Miriam, Grace, Sylvia Eberly; brothers and sister: Luke, Paul, Nora Martin. Funeral and burial: Gehman Mennonite Church, by Irvin Martin, Carl Martin, Glen Martin, and Luke L. Horst.
Transcriber's note: Last name spelled Musser and Muser in two different places.

Nauman, Brent D., 20, Manheim, Pa. Born: May 3, 1973, Lancaster, Pa., to Donald O. and Erla Zimmerman Nauman. Died: July 17, 1993, Hershey, Pa., of injuries from a motorcycle accident. Survivors-parents; brother and sister: Brian D., Teresa J. Nolt. Funeral: July 21, Erb Mennonite Church, by George Hurst, Jay Peters, and Howard Witmer. Burial: Hernley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schultz, Julius W., 84, Hubbard, Ore. Born: July 4, 1909, Molalla, Ore., to Frank and Elizabeth Schultz. Died: Aug. 2, 1993, Hubbard, Ore. Survivors-wife: Elsie Shrock Schultz; children: Esther Schrock, Irene Bitikofer, June Walch, Donna Springer, Carol Shank, Reuben Schultz; brother: Milo; 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 5, Zion Mennonite Church, by Del Hershberger and Edward Kenagy. Burial: Belle Passi Mausoleum.

Smith, Dorothy Byer, 71, Hanover, Ont. Born: Feb. 20, 1922, Markham, Ont., to Edwin and Ruth Meyer Byer. Died: July 25, 1993, Barrie, Ont., in a car accident. Roy H. Smith (husband) died in the same accident. Survivors-children: Janet Mills, Richard, Linda Hewlett, Miriam Zettler; brothers and sisters: Evelyn Burkholder, Edith Hunsberger, Helen Hostetler, Erle and Arthur Byer; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carolyn (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 29, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Wayne Nafziger and Arthur Byer.

Smith, Roy H., 79, Hanover, Ont. Born: Sept. 15, 1913, Markham, Ont., to William and Frances Hoover Smith. Died: July 25, 1993, Barrie, Ont., in a car accident. Dorothy Byer Smith (wife) died in the same accident. Survivors: children: Janet Mills, Richard, Linda Hewlett, Miriam Zettler; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carolyn (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 29, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Wayne Nafziger and Arthur Byer.

Stoltzfus, Irma Hess, 78, Coatesville, Pa. Born: Oct. 26, 1914, West Caln Twp., Pa., to Clyde and Grace Mast Hess. Died: Aug. 13, 1993, Coatesville, Pa. Survivors-children: Ruth Ann Glick, Karl, Kenneth, Linda Reed; brother and sister: Ralph, Nina Durham; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Christian Stoltzfus (husband). Funeral: Aug. 17, Octorara Presbyterian Church, by David Gehman. Burial: Pequea Baptist Cemetery.

Wittrig, James Edward, 50. Born: Jan. 5, 1943, Beemer, Neb., to Lyle and Rose Grieser Wittrig. Died: June 19, 1993, Kansas City, Mo., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Kyoko Ito Wittrig; children: Rhonda Hedges, Sandra Cole, Terry, Cristy, Cherry, Timothy; brothers and sisters: Edith Miller, Dean, Joan Campbell; three grandchildren. Funeral: June 22, Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, Mo., by Dennis Ernest. Burial: Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.


Gospel Herald - Volume 86, Number 38 -September 28, 1993-page 15.

Amstutz, Lina Steiner, 74, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Aug. 1, 1919, Kidron, Ohio, to Amos and Katie Neuenschwander Steiner. Died: Aug. 28, 1993, Kidron, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Milton Amstutz; sons: Charles, Eugene; brother and sisters: Elmer Steiner, Lydia Gerber, Edna Falb, Elda Neuenschwander; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Michael (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 31, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Richard Ross.

Coakley, Ethel Virginia Swartz, 75, Dayton, Va. Born: Jan. 9, 1918, Rockingham County, Va., to Claude C. and Ressie Gassman Swartz. Died: Aug. 6, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va., of a stroke. Survivors-husband: Marion L. Coakley; children: Lois Jane, Cline, Linwood; siblings: Carroll Swartz, Geneva Tusing; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 9, Bank Menonite Church, by Herman Reitz and Nate Yoder.

Gunden, Naomi Grieser, 89, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 31, 1903, Archbold, Ohio, to Samuel D. and Emma Stutzman Grieser. Died: Sept. 3, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Donna Belle Holdeman, Darlene Ropp, Treva Rhitthaler, William, Jr.; siblings: Bertha Zuercher, Ira Grieser; 16 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Gunden (husband) and Marlin (son). Funeral: Sept. 4, Belmont Mennonite Church, by Dean Ropp and Duane Beck. Burial: Prairie St. Cemetery.

Kraemer, Florence Yoder Rensberger, 73. Born: Dec. 12, 1919, Johnson County, Iowa, to Noah G. and Emma Showalter Yoder. Died: Sept. 2, 1993, Iowa City, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivors-husband: William Kraemer; children: Cheryl Massey, Louis and James Rensberger; foster daughter: Wilmeta Foege; brother: George G. Yoder; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Myron Rensberger (first husband). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church of Iowa City. Funeral: Sept. 6, Yoder-Powell Funeral Home, by Firman Gingerich, Wilbur Nachtigall, and Diane Zaerr. Burial: West Union Mennonite Cemetery.

Landis, Sallie Kulp, 67. Born: Dec. 22, 1925, Skippack Twp., Pa., to Francis L. and Sallie Blank Kulp. Died: Aug. 19, 1993. Survivors-husband: Linford F. Landis; children: Lorraine Witmer, Christine Weiss, Dale, Ernest; siblings: Francis and Clarence Kulp, Katie Landis; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 23, Towamencin Mennonite Church, by Ray Yoder and Charles Ness. Burial: Upper Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Stephanie Leanne, Mount Salon, Va. Born: Aug. 12, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va., to Elmer W. and Joyce Vrolijk Martin. Died: Aug. 12, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-parents; grandparents: Dirk and Mary Lou Vrolijk, and Abram and Rosella Martin; brother: Brendan Jay. Graveside service and burial: Aug. 16, Dayton Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Nate Yoder.

Myers, Dennis, 45, Kokomo, Ind. Born: April 20, 1948, Goshen, Ind., to D.C. and Pauline Troyer Myers. Died: July 14, 1993, Indianapolis. Survivors-wife: Elsie Miller Myers; children: Karla, Hannah, Eric; sisters: Vada Saffer, Susan Newton, Carolyn. Funeral: July 18, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Mick Sommers and Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

Phillips, Amos H., 80, Camdenton, Mo. Born: Oct. 23, 1912, Philadelphia, Mo., to Henry and Polly A. Crum Phillips. Died: July 9, 1993, Osage Beach, Mo. Survivors-children: Marvin H., Amos R., Joyce M. Stephenson, Clara A. Iliff, Marilyn H. Hammond, Jackqueline R. Kendall, N. Marcia Jimeniz, MaDonna R. Leinbach; sister: Ruth Sieg; 21 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clara Snyder Phillips (wife). Funeral and burial: July 12, Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, by Joe Diener and Leroy Gingerich.

Stoltzfus, Irma Hess, 78. Born: Oct. 26, 1914, Chester County, Pa., to J. Clyde and Grace Mast Hess. Died: Aug. 13, 1993, Coatesville, Pa. Survivors-children: Ruth Ann Glick, Karl, Ken, Linda Reed; brother and sister: Ralph Hess, Nina Durham; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chris D. Stoltzfus (husband). Congregational membership: Parkesburg Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 17, Upper Octorara Presbyterian Church, by David L. Gehman and Amos Yoder. Burial: First Baptist Church of Pequea Cemetery.

Stutzman, Lloyd William, 84, Glendale, Ariz. Born: March 12, 1909, Milford, Neb., to Perry and Lena Eigsti Stutzman. Died: July 31, 1993, Glendale, Ariz., of cardiac arrest. Survivors-wife: Gladys Schweitzer Stutzman; children: Ronald Lee, Jane Lile, Janet Unzicker; siblings: Berdean Oswald, Meriel Stauffer, Vada Stutzman; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 4., Trinity Mennonite Church, by Peter B. Wiebe. Burial: Resthaven Park Cemetery.

Yoder, Philip E., 79, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Dec. 2, 1913, West Liberty, Ohio, to Eli D. and Elizabeth Troyer Yoder. Died: Aug. 28, 1993, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Edythe Anderson Yoder; children: Myron K., Ramona, Lowell, Ken Anderson, Susan Weaver; sister: Dorcas Kauffman; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eldora Kauffman Yoder (first wife). Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 1, Kauffman Funeral Home, by Ben Eberly. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Zehr, Lovina C. Ropp, 95, Eureka, Ill. Born: Nov. 15, 1897, Tremont, Ill., to Asa and Mary Sears Ropp. Died: Aug. 29, 1993, Eureka, Ill. Predeceased by: Jacob W. Zehr (husband). Funeral: Sept. 1, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Robert Harnish. Burial: East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Transcribed by Justyn Hindersman, Indiana.

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