Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1994

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Gospel Herald ­ Volume 87, Number 1 - January 4, 1994 ­ page 14

Brenneman, Amelia Schrock, 93, Accident, Md. Born: Nov. 4, 1900, Accident, Md., to Jonas and Catherine Kemp Schrock. Died: Dec 13 1993, Accident, Md. Survivors ­ children: Rhoda Miller, Olive Puffinburg, Ruth Headings, Alvin, Allen, Miriam, Arlene Zook, Lois, Elmer, Ernest, Jr.; 51 grandchildren, 105 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ernest Ray Brenneman (husband), Leona Beitzel and Alice (daughters), and Bud, Sam, and Carl (sons). Funeral and burial: Dec 16, Glade Mennonite Church, by Elvin Holsopple and Alan Kauffman.

Graybill, Rebecca Histand, 90, Sellersville, PA. Born: June 30, 1903, Doylestown, Pa., to Samuel and Susie Landis Histand. Died: Dec. 9, 1993, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors ­ children: Leon, Betty Lou Myers, Carol Toll; brothers and sisters: David William, James, Elizabeth Gross, Mary Alderfer, Ruth Mosemann; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: J. Silas Graybill (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec 13, Doylestown Mennonite Church by Duane Bishop.

Heatwole, Dewitt, 66. Born: Jul 14 1927, Bridgewater, Va., to Joseph D. and Fannie Shank Heatwole. Died: Dec. 12, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Survivors ­ wife: Kathryn Suter Heatwole; children: Leo, Eldon, Lois Gray, Mary K.; brothers and sisters: Dwight, Chester, Charles, John, Roy, Harold, Ruth, Mary Ethel, Esther Shank, Carolyn Reed, Elizabeth Yoder; 4 grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec 14, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Nate Yoder and Roman Miller. Burial: Dayton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

He was ordained March 27, 1955, at Weavers Mennonite Church where he served. He also served Peake and Zion Hill congregations.

Hershey, Jennifer "Jenna" P., 24, Parkesburg, Pa. Born: Jan 3, 1969, Lancaster, Pa., to Noah L. III and Parmalle Crotts Hershey. Died: Nov 26, 1993, Philadelphia, Pa., of cancer. Survivors ­ husband: Doug Miller; brother and sister: Evan Ross, Jessica. Funeral: Dec 1, by Robert Shreiner (uncle), David L. Gehman, and Joyce Wyse. Burial: Paradise Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Leatherman, Ralph D., 56, Ottsville, Pa. Born: Jan. 2, 1937, to John G. and Mary Derstine Leatherman. Died: Oct. 27, 1993, Ottsville, Pa., of lung cancer. Survivors ­ wife: Mary H. Landes Leatherman; children; Janet D. Ruster, Julie L., Gerald L., R. Galen, Randy S., Ronald B.; brothers and sisters: Howard, Wilson, Richard, Earl, Margaret Myers, Reda Litzenberger, Marie Hange, Della Gross; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 30, Deep Run East Mennonite Church by Timothy Weaver and Arnold C. Roth.

Martin Orlan G., 67, Elmira, Ont. Born: Dec. 4, 1925, Peel Twp., Ont., to Ananais and Rebecca Gingerich Martin. Died: Dec. 2, 1993, Elmira, Ont., of cancer. Survivors ­ wife: Erma Detgtweiler Martin; brothers and sisters: Elo, Edmund, Ismael, Leah Lichty, Magdalene Lichty, Almeda, Irene. Funeral and burial: Dec. 4, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop.

Miller, William C., 84, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Feb 12, 1909, Haven, Kan., to Christ M. and Lydiann Miller. Died: Nov. 8, 1993, Middlebury, Ind. Survivors ­ wife: Mary Wenger Miller; children: Melba Riegsecker, Jerry; siblings: Polly Christner, Anna, Mary Yoder, Ida Stutzman, Crist C.; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov 11, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Maurice Grindle. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Penny, Orville Clyde, 81, Garden City, Mo. Born: April 26, 1912, Braymer, Mo., to Milo Demmitte and Beulah Elnora Petree Penny. Died: Dec. 6, 1993, Harrisonville, Mo., of cancer. Survivors ­ children: Edwin E., Judith P. Coon; sister: Leola Mason; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Irene Olive Mason Penny (wife). Funeral: Dec. 9, Sycamore Grove Church, by Dennis Ernest and Scott Schmidtke. Burial: New Hope Cemetery.

Richard, Anna H. Graber, 95, Des Moines, Iowa. Born: Aug 24, 1898, Wayland, Iowa, to John C. and Josephine Roth Graber. Died Dec. 4, 1993, Des Moines, Iowa. Survivors ­ children: Mae Alliman, Ruby Telford, John, Clysta, Beverly Robinson; sisters: Katie Eichelberger, Leah Bachman, Evelyn Graber, Lavina Freyenberger, Stella Boshart; 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Noah Richard (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Kirk Alliman and June Alliman Yoder. Memorial service: Dec. 12, Des Moines Mennonite Church, by Randall Roth and Paul H. Martin.

Wagler, Christian R., 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Jan. 26, 1910, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Noah L. and Veronica Roth Wagler. Died: Dec. 10, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors ­ children: Mahlon, Iris Anger; siblings: Allan, Matilda Erb, Lydia Zehr; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine (Katie) Jantzi Wagler. Funeral and burial: Dec. 13, Mapleview Mennonite Church, by Victor Dorsch.

Wenger, Lena Catherine, 100, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: May 20 1893, Rockingham Co., Va., to Daniel P. and Annie Heatwole Wenger. Died: Dec. 8, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors ­ siblings: Oma Bowman, Edna, Margaret Suter, Oliver. Funeral and burial: Dec. 10, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph Shenk, Glendon Blosser, Daniel Longenecker, and Edith Shenk.

Transcribed by James C. Hostetler, Virginia


Gospel Herald ­ Volume 87, Number 2 - January 11, 1994


Bender, Reta Marie Brubacher, 68, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Jan. 23, 1925, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to Eugene and Ida Cressman Brubacher. Died: Dec. 18, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-husband: Orie Bender; sons: Robert, Dale; brother and sisters: Ruth Victor, Audrey Draves, Wilma Meyer, Dorothy Bast, Alice Martens, James; 2 grandchildren. predeceased by: James (son) and Carolyn (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 22, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen and Brice Balmer.

Bresco, Julia, 78, Reading, Pa. Born: July 19, 1915, Cambria County, Pa., to John and Julia King Bresco. Died: Nov. 31, 1993, Reading, Pa., of kidney failure. Survivors-brother and sister: Andrew and Margaret. Funeral: Dec. 4, Bean Funeral Home, Reading, Pa., by Luke L. Horst and Leroy Gehman. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Church cemetery.

Brintzenhoff, Helen M. Weaver, 83, Ephrata, Pa. Born: March 27, 1910, York County, Pa., to Clayton F. and Sarah J. Sellers Weaver. Died: Dec. 7, 1993, East Cocalico Twp., Pa. Survivors-sister: Sara E . Weaver. Congregational membership: Ephrata Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 11, Stradling Funeral Homes, by M. John Nissley and J. Elvin Martin. Burial: Lincoln View Cemetery.

Hartzler, H. Harold, 85, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 7, 1908, Fort Wayne, Ind. Died: Dec. 9, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Theo Yoder, Harold, Jon; sisters: Eva, Ethel, Carrie Dodd; 13 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dorothy G. Baker Hartzler (wife). Funeral service: Dec. 12, College Mennonite Church, by J. Lawrence Burkholder and Nancy Kauffrnann. Burial: Dec. 14, Fairview Cemetery. He was professor of mathematics at Goshen College for 20 years.

Hershberger, William C. "Bill," 90, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Sept. 4, 1903, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Harvey and Minnie Blough Hershberger. Died: Dec. 14, 1993, Hollsopple, Pa. Survivors-children: Esther Yoder, Elma Mae Yoder, Betty Hunt, Bernice Eash; brother and sisters: Harry, Florence Yoder, Anna Folk; 16 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren; one great great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Annie Mishler Hershberger (second wife) and Katie Thomas Hershberger (first wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Blough Mennonite Church, by Richard Mininger and Elvin Holsopple.

Kauffman, Minnie M. Holbein, 95, Landisville, Pa. Born: July 3, 1898, Rawlinsville, Pa., to Conrad and Bertha Besch Holbein. Died: Dec. 16, 1993, Landisville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors- children: J. Harold, Jr., Richard, Robert, Erma Stoner, Anna Mae Kauffman; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: J. Harold Kauffman (husband). Funeral: Dec. 20, Landisville Mennonite Church, by Sam Thomas and Chester Kurtz. Burial: Silver Spring Cemetery.

King, Raja Emmanuel, stillborn, Nov. 24, 1993, Lebanon, Ore., to Mark and Pushpa Paudyla King. Parents' congregation: Lebanon Mennonite Church. Graveside service: Nov. 29, Lebanon's 100F Cemetery, by Brent Kauffman.

Kreider, Lucille C., 81, Wadsworth, Ohio. Born: Oct. 7, 1912, Wadsworth Twp., Ohio, to Henry and Clara Steiner Kreider. Died: Dec. 12, 1993, Wadsworth, Ohio, of heart failure. Survivors-Charles S., Mildred McClure Rowe, Ida Yoder. Funeral: Dec. 15, Summit Mennonite Church, by Jayne Byler. Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.

Long, Lenza, 84, Tunnelton, W.Va. Born: May 17, 1909, Dryfork, W.Va., to Strite and Julie Hedrick Long. Died: Nov. 19, 1993, Kingwood, W.Va. Survivors-wife: Florina Doll Day Long; children: Chester Lee, Lowell Lewis, Troy, Luther Benjamin, Marvin Sanford, Virginia Wiley, Anna Lois Allman; brothers and sisters: Ella Mowery, Nora, Nana Harper, Lettie Helmick, Rosie Jones, Gerald, Russell Bud; 21 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 22, Laneville Mennonite Church, by John Davis. Burial: Flanagan Memorial Cemetery.

Martin, Edith H. Hostetter, 80, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 28, 1913, Roseland, La., to Samuel E. and Catherine Hostetter. Died: Dec. 20, 1993. Survivors- husband: Richard E. Martin; children: Marian Berry, Barbara, Richard E., Jr.; sisters: Nora Hostetter, Sarah Weber, Eva Stauffer; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 22, Martin Chapel, Eastern Mennonite Seminary, by Wayne North, Samuel O. Weaver, Paul R. Yoder, Sr., and J. Mark Stauffer. Burial: Lindale Mennonite Cemetery.

Nofziger, Virgil E., 76, Albany, Ore. Born: Oct. 9, 1917, Lebanon, Ore., to Dan and Lydia Erb Nofziger. Died: Nov. 26, 1993, Lebanon, Ore. Survivors-wife: Lena Mullet Nofziger; children: Carolyn Proven, Carol Miller, Douglas; brothers and sisters: Morris, Alfred, Verl, Leo, Ina Roth, Ruth Zech; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jim (son). Funeral: Dec. 1, Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Brent Kauffman. Burial: Lebanon's 100F Cemetery.

Osborne, Conrad Charles, 55, Wichita, Kan. Born: Jan. 16, 1938, Manistique, Mich., to Chester and Eva Troyer Osborne. Died: Sept. 16, 1993, Wichita, Kan. Survivors-wife: Lila Saltzman Osborne; children: Craig, Jan, Jill; brothers
and sisters: Zonda Befort, Philip, Rachel Koppenhaver, David, Stanley, Grace. Memorial service and burial: Sept. 19, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite Church, by Janeen Bertsche Johnson and Donald R. Steelberg.

Rhodes, Amos Gabriel, 91. Born: Jan. 21, 1902, Rockingham County, Va., to Samuel H. and Priscilla Holsinger Rhodes. Died: Dec. 17, 1993, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Fred D., Sr., Mary Nell; sisters: Delphia E., Ina Rhodes Coffman; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Blanche Virginia Suter Rhodes (wife). Funeral: Dec. 20, Mount Clinton Mennonite Church, by Paul Kratz and Wilmer Lehman. Burial: Weaver's Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ryan, Richard C., 61, Pinckney, Mich. Born: Jan. 5, 1932, Cleveland, Ohio, to Ralph and Ethelyn Walker Ryan. Died: Dec. 9, 1993, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Virginia Brenneman Ryan; son: Carl; sisters: Patricia Paulsell, Jane Gomez, Ruth Gordon. Memorial service: Dec. 11, Dexter United Methodist Church, by Bill Donahue and Daniel Slabaugh.

Sauder, Evelyn Lee, 61, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Oct. 7 , 1932, Wauseon, Ohio, to Ervin and Mable King Lee. Died: Dec. 16, 1993, Archbold, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivor-husband: Delmar Sauder. Funeral: Dec. 19, Tedrow Mennonite Church, by Randall Nafziger and Jack Bennett. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Schrock, Alma, 97, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Born: March 21, 1896, Walnut Creek Twp., Ohio, to Alexander and Melinda Miller Schrock. Died: Dec. 16, 1993, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivor-sister: Emma Miller. Funeral and burial: Dec. 20, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross Miller.

Weaver, J. Albert, 94, Elkhart, Ind. Born: March 20, 1899, Elkhart County, Ind. Died: Dec. 7, 1993, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-wife: Elnora Miller Breniser Weaver; children: Gladys Yoder, Helen Bontrager; stepchildren: James, Ron, and Jack Breniser, Shirley Lantz, Gloria Martin, Kay Reynolds; brother and sister: Paul, Nora Lehman; 6 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 20 step grandchildren, 30 stepgreatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Alma Etta Loucks Weaver (first wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 10, Olive Mennonite Church, by Peter Buller and Harold Knight.

Woolner, Mildred Lorretta Kufske, 78, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Sept. 13, 1915, Kitchener, Ont., to Charles and Mary Kufske. Died: Dec. 15, 1993, Freeport, Ont. Survivors-husband: Royden Woolner; son: Paul; brother and sisters: Kenneth, Reta Bean, Pearl Dubrick, Doris Ramseyer; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 18, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen and Brice Balmer.

Yeackley , George, 93, Milford, Neb. Born: April 13, 1900, Milford, Neb., to Joseph and Fannie Yordy Yeackley. Died: Dec. 10, 1993, Lincoln, Neb., of cancer. Survivors-children: Mary Jane Stutzman, Darrel, Karl; sisters: Emma Roth, Eva Reeb; 17 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 6 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Verda Jantzi Yeackley (second wife), Alice Hershberger Yeackley (first wife), Archie and Willis (sons). Funeral: Dec. 12, Beth-El Mennonite Church, by John C. King and Lloyd Gingerich. Burial: Milford Mennonite Church Cemetery.


Gospel Herald ­ Volume 87, Number 3 - January 18, 1994


Brininger, Alexis Lauren, 6 days, Telford, Pa. Born: Dec. 18, 1993, Abington, Pa., to David A. and Nicole J. Nice Brininger. Died: Dec. 25, 1993, Abington, Pa., of non-immune hydrops (10 weeks premature). Survivors- parents; grandparents: Floyd D. and Joanne Nice, Alton and Brenda Brininger. Graveside service: Dec. 28, Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Gerald A. Clemmer.

Crilow, Bernice Mae Miller, 82, Berlin, Ohio. Born: Oct. 30, 1911, Holmes County, Ohio, to William L. and Jemima Troyer Miller. Died: Dec. 24, 1993, Baltic Co., Ohio. Survivors-husband: Homer Crilow; children: Irene Hill, Wayne; brothers and sisters: William Ray, Paul J., Pauline Bassler, Ruth Yoder; half brother and sister: Clayton Miller, Elsie Kandel; stepbrother and sisters: Ralph Weaver, Avora Miller, Orvilla Yoder; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 28, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by Carl Wiebe.

Darling, Fredric Lippman, 64, Yorktown, Va. Born: May 6, 1929, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Died: Oct. 30, 1993. Survivors- wife: Jeanne Darling; children: Rebecca, Susan Bull, Thomas, Timothy; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 2, Huntington Mennonite Church, by Gerald Showalter, Ed Bontrager, Jim Thornton, and Lloyd Weaver, Jr.

Griffin, Woodrow, 78, Newport News, Va. Born: June 11, 1915, Craven County, N.C. Died: Sept. 20, 1993. Survivors-wife: Addie Griffin; children: Deborah Smith, Dianna Scheidel, Deanna Fitzgerald, Danny, Derick; 6 grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 24, Huntington Mennonite Church, by Gerald Showalter and Lloyd Weaver, Jr.

Miller, Ira E., 99, Chesapeake, Va. Born: June 21, 1894, Springs, Pa. Died: Dec. 13, 1993. Survivors-sons: Francis E., Ivan E., Vernon A.; 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Maggie Buckwalter Miller (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 16, Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Merlin L. Miller, Harold Buckwalter, and Harold Bergey.

Miller, Orrin D., 91, Canton, Ohio. Born: Sept. 25, 1902, Canton, Ohio, to Daniel and Mary Conrad Miller. Died: Dec. 23, 1993, Louisville, Ohio. Survivors-children: Ellen, Robert D.; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine(wife) and Warren D. (son). Funeral: Dec. 27, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber. Burial: Warstler Cemetery.

Moyer, Dolores S. Nice, 68, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 7 , 1925, Hilltown Twp., Pa., to William and Mary Strohm Nice. Died: Dec. 19, 1993, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Douglas Clyde, Dolores Fay Ruth, Brenda Gale, Dawn Kaye Weaver; brothers and sisters: Russell S., Richard, William S., Raymond S., Grace S. Frankenfield, Emma S. Allebach; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clyde L. Moyer (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 21, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Steven C. Nyce.

Neuschwander, Arthur F., 87. Born: July 10, 1906, Kalispell, Mont. Died: Dec. 20, 1993, Hubbard, Ore. Survivors-wife: Ruth Fisher Neuschwander; children: Joel, Charles, Gerald, Karen Kropf, Sandra Rider , Elizabeth Carter; brothers and sisters: Ed, Les, Mabel Schlegel, Bernice Walkup; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 22, Zion Mennonite Church, by Richard Stoltzfus.

Steffen, Amos, 82, Dalton, Ohio. Born: June 18, 1911, Apple Creek, Ohio, to Dan and Anna Amstutz Steffen. Died: Dec. 24, 1993, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors- wife: Esther Nussbaum Steffen; children: Harlan, Kenis, Virgene, Eunice Paul, Corrine Helmuth, Sandi Gerber, Darlene Groves; 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 27, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Harlan Steffen (son) and Dennis R. Kuhns.


Gospel Herald ­ Volume 87, Number 4 - January 25, 1994


Bachman, Laura M. Heiser, 86, Metamora, Ill. Born: March 21, 1907, to John and Mary Cender Heiser. Died: Jan. 1, 1994, Metamora, Ill. Survivors-children: Wesley, Auburn, Bruce; brothers and sisters: Emery and Vernon Heiser, Florence Knox, Ruth Oyer, Frances Birkey; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Roy J. Bachman (husband) and one daughter. Funeral: Jan. 5, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer and Elmer Wyse. Burial: Stewart-Harmony Cemetery.

Bingeman, Jonas Owen, 67, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Dec. 13, 1926, Bloomingdale, Ont., to Marshall and Erma Shantz Bingeman. Died: Dec. 16, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Dora Duff Bingeman; children: John, James, Peter, Frances Peddle, Patricia Pietrek, Lisa Jantzi, Mary Musselman, Marshall; brother and sister: Lawrence, Esther Gascho. Funeral: Dec. 20, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: Bloomingdale Mennonite Cemetery.

Birkey, Raymond J., 76, Fisher, Ill. Born: May 21, 1917, Morton, Ill., to Joseph and Ida Zehr Birkey. Died: Dec. 22, 1993, urbana, Ill. Survivors-children: Larry , Sharon; brothers and sisters: Earl, Harlan, Leslie, Eleanor, Lois Baughman. Predeceased by: Ruth Mae Oyer Birkey (wife). Funeral: Dec. 27, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Millard Osborne. Burial: East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Bontrager, Erie E., 97, Vestaburg, Mich. Born: Apri1 19, 1896, Shipshewana, Ind., to Eli and Katie Johns Bontrager. Died: Dec. 27, 1993, West Branch, Mich., of a stroke. Survivors- wife: Nina Yoder Wyman Bontrager; children: Virginia Sharp, Eunice Carlson, David, Mary Oesch, Fern Miller; 17 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dorothea Liechty Bontrager (first wife) and Eleanore (daughter). Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 30, Ferris Center Church of Christ, by Virgil Hershberger. Burial: Ferris Twp. Cemetery. He was ordained in November 1928 at Zion Mennonite Church, Vestaburg, Mich., where he served for 37 years.

Carpenter, Vera B. Franks, 76. Born: Dec. 21, 1917, Detroit, Mich., to Pierr and Inez Fiske Franks. Died: Jan. 2, 1994, Sturgis, Mich., of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Joseph Carpenter, Jr.; children: Nadine Finck, Evelyn Yoder, Russell, Roger; brother and sister: William Franks, Frances Butler; 7 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Dean Brubaker.

Chaffee, Lloyd L., 79, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: May 1, 1914, Indian River, N.Y., to Harold and Martha Zehr Chaffee. Died: Dec. 24, 1993, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Minnie Gerig Chaffee; children: Twila Stoltzfus, Elaine Rupp, Betty Suter, Adele Kennedy; brother: Paul; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 28, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by Edward Diener and James Roynon. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Diffenderfer, Harry Lawrence, 93. Born: Feb. 9, 1900, Salunga, Pa., to Morris F. and Ada Lawrence Diffenderfer. Died: Dec. 27, 1993, Lititz, Pa. Survivors- children: Minerva Ulrich, Paul, Melvin; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice Stauffer Fry Diffenderfer (second wife) and Erna Nolt Diffenderfer (first wife). Funeral: Dec. 31, Landis Homes, by Tom Horst and Don Good. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Heverly, Andrew Thomas, 15, Phoenixville, Pa. Born: Feb. 20, 1978, Lansdale, Pa., to H. Barry and Dianne Delp Heverly. Died: Dec. 31, 1993, Phoenixville, Pa., of meningitis. Survivors-parents; brothers and sisters: Paul, Marc, Rick, Nathaniel, Stacy, Sarah Beth, Rebekah. Funeral and burial: Jan. 4, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Richard L. Lindberg and Karl G. Glick.

Lapp, Boyd Andrew, 81, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: May 19, 1912, Champaign County, Ohio, to Alva D. and Bena Augsperger Lapp. Died: Dec. 14, 1993, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Survivors-children: John, Samuel, David, Joseph, Stephen, Esther Kirkendall, Sara Janzen, Carol Graber; brother and sisters: Noah, Ruth Lapp, Ida Neer; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Hartzler Lapp (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger.

Martin, Paul M., 72, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Jan. 30, 1921, East Earl Twp., Pa., to Harry M. and Ada Musser Martin. Died: Jan. 3, 1994, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors- wife: Elsie W. Auker Martin; daughters: Arlene A. Long, Mabel A. Miller, Joyce A., Ruth Ann Myers; brothers and sister: Clayton M., Edwin M., Lydia Stauffer; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 6, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by M. John Nissley, Leroy W. Martin, and J. Elvin Martin. Burial: Metzler Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Petersheim, Ivan B., 72. Born: Oct. 6, 1920, to Ira and Emma Bewley Petersheim. Died: Aug. 6, 1993, Honey Brook, Pa. Survivors-wife: Rebecca Garber Petersheim; children: Judy Stoltzfus, Jere W., Carl R.; brothers and sister: Earl, Calvin, Pearl Good; stepchildren: Ingrid Landis, Christina Strittmatter, Daniel G., John G., Thomas G., and Timothy G. Berg; 14 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rhoda Hol!inger Petersheim (first wife). Funeral: Aug. 11, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by Mahlon Miller and Herman Glick.

Ruby, Mabel Jutzi, 83, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Aug. 19, 1910, Tavistock, Ont., to Christian and Mattie Bender Jutzi. Died: Aug. 30, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-husband: Manuel Ruby; children: Audrey, Jean, Kenneth. Funeral: Sept. 1, Ratz-Bechtel Funeral Home, by David Martin. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Shenk, Amanda Kauffman, 81, Lititz, Pa. Born: July 10, 1912, East Petersburg, Pa., to John B. and Amanda Kauffman Shenk. Died: Sept. 24, 1993, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-sisters: Susan John, Mabel Hess, Fannie Denlinger. Funeral: Sept. 28, East Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes, by Melvin H. Thomas, Donald W. Good, and John B. Shenk. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Sommer, Ethel M. Springer, 75, Fisher, Ill. Born: March 18, 1918, Hopedale, Ill., to Alvin B. and Emma Kauffman Springer. Died: Dec. 28, 1993, Gibson City, Ill. Survivors-husband: Chester Sommer; daughters: Betty Hinton, Sharon Leikvoll; brothers and sisters: Paul, Orville, Elmo, Mahlon, Dick, and Marvin Springer, Verna Shoemaker, Kay Burmeister; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 31, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Millard Osborne. Burial: East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Streicher, Annie Iutzi, 96. Born: Oct. 23, 1897, to Daniel S. and Veronica Roth Iutzi. Died: Dec. 25, 1993. Survivors-sister: Sarah Gingerich. Predeceased by: Ezra Streicher (husband). Funeral: Dec. 28, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Henry Yantzi and Elmer Schwartzentruber. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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