Gospel Herald Obituaries - June, 1994

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Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 23 - June 7, 1994

Amstutz, Ron, 39, Kidron, Ohio. Born; Nov. 16, 1954, Orrville, Ohio, to Nathan Amstutz and Anna Geiser Amstutz Neuenschwander. Died: April 5, 1994, Fort Yukon, Alaska. Survivors-mother; brother and sisters: Jay, Rosetta Myers, Carlene. Funeral and burial; April 11, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns.

Bean, Dorothy, 80. Born; Dec. 13, 1913, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Warren and Margretha Axt Bean. Died: May 9, 1994, Hamilton, Ont. Survivors-brothers and sisters; Andrew, Cordon, Ruth Miereta, Hilda Mae Helmuth. Funeral: May 13, Waterloo, Ont., by Renee Sauder, Pat Falk, and Doug Snyder. Burial; Erb Street Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Brenner, Ruth L. Hartzler, 71, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Feb. 5, 1923, Marshallville, Ohio, to Harvey J. and Edith Hostetler Hartzler. Died: April 30, 1994, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-husband: William Brenner; children: Marla Mast, Marian Beeler, Marlin; brothers and sisters: Helen Kreider, Lois Ramseyer, Eileen Lehman, Harold and Glenn Hartzler; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 4, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Jim Schrag and Norma Duerksen.

Curran, Elizabeth Boorse, 72, Souderton, Pa. Born: Feb. 2, 1922, Souderton, Pa., to Russell Boorse and Blanche Trauger Boorse Boyer. Died: April 21, 1994, Coopersburg, Pa. Survivors-children: James R., Pamela Parish, Mindy Meehan; sisters: Ethel Wiedman, Lorraine Moyer, Jean Schrauger; 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: John Joseph Curran (husband). Funeral: April 25, Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, by Russell Detweiler. Burial: Hatfield Cemetery.

Detweiler, Cevilla Steiner, 88, Fairview, Mich. Born: Jan. 31, 1906, Morrison, Ill., to Meno and Margaret Gsell Steiner. Died: May 10, 1994, Fairview, Mich., of a stroke. Survivors-children: Edith Kauffman, Tilman; brother and sisters: Verle Smith, Edna Eash, Lloyd; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester R. Detweiler (husband). Funeral: May 13, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Eichelberger, Gary Lee, 43, Hesston, Kan. Born: May 3, 1950, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, to Alie W. and Ethyl Zieglowsky Eichelberger. Died: April 13, 1994, Wichita, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Marianne Harms Eichelberger; children: Roger, Dean, Lynn, Sharlene, Lisa; stepmother: Barbara Miller Eichelberger. Funeral and burial: April 16, Grace Hill Mennonite Church, by James Voth.

Gehman, Marvin L., 74, Souderton, Pa. Born: May 30, 1919, Lansdale, Pa., to Jacob F. and Emma Landis Gehman. Died: April 29, 1994, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-wife: Mabel B. Godshall Gehman; children: Glenn, Marvin, Jr., Gerald, Dennis, Wayne, Larry, Gloria, Pauline, Linda, Janet Derstine, Karen Landis, Kathy Derstine; brothers and sisters: Dennis, Lawrence, Clifford, Leroy, Sara Derstine, Kathryn; 21 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 3, Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, by Curtis Bergey and John Ehst.

Gerber, Floyd, 87, Leesburg, Ind. Born: April 15, 1906, Reading, Minn., to John and Barbara Yoder Gerber. Died: March 18, 1994, Leesburg, Ind. Survivors-children: Marlene Diener, Robert; sisters: Dresella Yoder, Sarah Slabaugh, Mat tie Miller, Kate Herrli; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Miller Gerber (second wife) and Ida Chupp Gerber (first wife). Funeral: March 21, Bourbon Mennonite Chapel, by Bob Gerber and Paul Commons. Burial: South Union Fellowship Cemetery.

Graber, Rose A. Eigsti, 86, Eureka, Ill. Born: April 16, 1908, Manson, Iowa, to Joseph C. and Anna Zerlein Eigsti. Died: May 3, 1994, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-  son: Henry; sisters: Edna Stoltsfus, Eileen Heintz. Predeceased by: Jacob R. Graber (husband). Funeral and burial: May 7, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer and Elmer Wyse.

Handrich, Forest Jacob, 82, Fairview, Mich. Born: Aug. 13, 1911, Fairview, Mich., to Elmer Jacob and Verna Beachy Handrich. Died: May 12, 1994, Saginaw, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Vesta Mae Zook Handrich; children: Donovan, David, Philip, June Clairmont, Bonita Venhuizen, Beth Crawford; brothers: Willard, Bruce; 16 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 10 step great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 14, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger and Ellsworth Handrich.

Johnson, Catherine Ebersole, 78, Sterling, Ill. Born: Nov. 22, 1915, Sterling, Ill., to Roy H. and Ruth Nice Ebersole. Died: May 1, 1994, Sterling, Ill. Survivors children: David E., Robert C.; brothers and sisters: Everett, Robert, Charles, Eugene, Willard, Miriam Shank, Anita Oberg, Gertrude Campbell, Belva Robinson, Betty Sutter; stepmother: Retha Ebersole; half brother and sisters: Roy Ebersole, Jr., Suellen Ebersole, Verna Kauffman. Funeral and burial: May 5, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Landis, Ruth Marie Peifer, 92, Oregon, Pa. Born: Jan 4, 1904, East Petersburgh Pa., to Daniel and Fannie Harnish Peifer. Died: May 12, 1994, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-children: Elma Myers, Amos P., Daniel P.; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter Oberholtzer Landis (husband) and John Walter (son). Funeral: May 16, Spacht Funeral Home, by Thomas Horst and John Landis. Burial: Landis Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Myers, Ruth H. Gross, 66, Blooming Glen, Pa. Born: July 27, 1927, Blooming Glen, Pa., to John C. and Katharine Huddle Gross. Died: May 8, 1994, Blooming Glen, Pa., of renal failure. Survivors-husband: Norman S. Myers; sons: N. Douglas, Lowell D., Steven R.; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 12, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk.

Nice, Alma L. Heckler, 85, Harleysville, Pa. Born: June 21,1908, Harleysville, Pa., to Henry S. and Sallie Landis Heckler. Died: April 24, 1994, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-children: Clair H., Evelyn H.; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer C. Nice (husband) and Floyd H. (son). Funeral and burial: April 27 , Franconia Mennonite Meetinghouse, by Floyd Hackman and John Ehst.

Rundall-Lapp, Janet Marie Keister, 56, Milledgeville, Ill. Born: Sept. 8, 1937, Freeport, Ill., to Howard and Mina Schields Keister. Died: May 6, 1994, Freeport, Ill. Survivors husband: Dale Lapp; children: John and Robert Rundall III, Joan Rada, Rita Foster; stepchildren: Brian and Kelly Lapp, Julie Hendricks, Dawn Thayer; brother and sister: Howard Keister, Joyce Smith; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one step grandchild. Funeral: May 11, Walker Mortuary, by S. Roy Kaufman. Burial: Oakland Cemetery.

Strickler, Florence Musser, 93, Smithville, Ohio. Born: May 9, 1900, Bellfountaine, Ohio. Adopted by Peter and Nettie Ann Hooley Musser. Died: May 8, 1994, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-children: Robert, Harold; 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Strickler (husband) and Clyde, Johnny, and Ray (sons). Funeral: May 11, Smithville Mennonite Church, by Glenn Steiner and Richard Ross. Burial: Oak Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wirth, Emma Holderman, 90, Wooster, Ohio. Born: 1903, McWren, Tenn., to David and Nancy Schrock Holderman. Died: May 3,1994, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-son: Robert; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Homer Wirth (husband). Funeral: May 5, Smithville Mennonite Church, by Richard Ross and Glenn Steiner. Burial: Smithville Cemetery.

Yoder, Edith, 92, Goshen, lnd. Born: Oct. 24, 1901, Lagrange County, Ind., to Mose A. and Katie Hostetler Yoder. Died: May 3, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Mertice Bontrager, Marlene, Wallace, Maurice, Donald; 15 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Quinton Yoder (husband). Funeral: May 6, Forks Mennonite Church, by Eugene Bontrager and Donald Yoder. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 24 - June 14, 1994

Cameron, David Snyder, 11, Cambridge, Ont. Born: March 30, 1982, Cambridge, Ont., to Clare and Cathy Snyder Cameron. Died: March 23, 1994, Cambridge, Ont., in an automobile accident. Survivors-parents; brothers and sister: Daniel, Thomas, Elizabeth; grandparents: Don and Leta Snyder, Anna Cameron. Parents' church: Kitchener- Waterloo House Church. Funeral: March 26, Preston Mennonite Church, by Doris Gascho.

Cross, Ralph G., 86, Fairview, Mich. Born: June 21,1907, Midland, Mich., to George and Fannie Eash Cross. Died: April 2,1994, Fairview, Mich., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Richard, Robert, Becka, Margaret Gerber; brothers and sisters: Mahlon, Enos, Bert, Sue, Saloma, Daniel, Harry, George, William; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Velma Steiner Cross (wife) and Marcia Kelly (daughter). Funeral: April 5, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Detweiler, Roland M., 84, Harleysville, Pa. Born: July 15, 1909, Silverdale, Pa., to Ira and Emma Moyer Detweiler. Died: May 11, 1994, Harleysville, Pa., of colon cancer. Survivors- wife: Margaret "Peg" L. Landis Detweiler; son: R. Glen; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 15, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, David A. Stevens, and Harold Rosenberger.

Fry, Clarence A., 94, Morton, Ill. Born: March 15, 1900, Carlock, Ill., to Albert and Minnie Yoder Fry. Died: May 10, 1994, East Peoria, Ill. Survivors-wife: Idella Zimmerman Fry; son: Donald; brother: Robert; 2 grandchildren. Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church of Morton. Funeral: May 12, Morton, Ill., by Glen A. and Thelma Horner. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Hostetler, Ruby Mishler, 79, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Oct. 4, 1914, Shipshewana, Ind., to Homer and Lydia Miller Mishler. Died: May 14, 1994, Shipshewana, Ind., of pancreatic cancer. Survivors-husband: Orie Hostetler; children: James, Glen, Letha Bontrager, Verda Bontrager, Rosalie Simon; brothers and sisters: Dorsa, Paul, Ruth Miller, Lois Haarer, Margaret Coffman; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Stanley, Lowell, and Shirley (children). Funeral and burial: May 18, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Horner and Barry Loop.

Hostetler, Timothy, 25, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: May 6, 1969, Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Dwight and Shirley Smucker Hostetler. Died: May 10, 1994, Springfield, Ohio, of ventricular fibrillation; he was brain damaged at birth. Survivors-parents; brothers and sisters: Conrad, Michael, Twila Jane Good, Phama Wood yard. Funeral: May 13, Littleton Funeral Home, by Robert Wood yard. Burial: Highland Memorial Cemetery.

Lied, Dorothy G. High, 73, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Aug. 18, 1920, Warwick Twp., Pa., to Phares W. and Lydia Ann Good High. Died: May 3, 1994, Columbia, Pa. Survivors-husband: Daniel G. Lied; daughters: Dawn Becker, Twyla Stick; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: May 6, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by J. Elvin Martin and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Landis Valley Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin, S. Jay, 84. Born: Intercourse, Pa., to Abram I. and Alice Martin. Died: April 17, 1994, Paradise, Pa. Survivors- wife: Sue D. Denlinger Martin; children: Robert L., Frank L.; brothers and sisters: Ruth Hostetter, Mable Groff, Amy Hess, Paul, Charles; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sandra Rissler (daughter). Funeral and burial: April 21, Paradise Mennonite Church, by Fred Martin and Delmar Sauder.

Miller, Raymond, 46. Born: July 2, 1947, Millersburg, Ohio, to Mose and Clara Kline Miller. Died: May 18, 1994, Wooster, Ohio, of Hodgkin's disease. Survivors-mother; siblings: Crist, Barbara Weaver. Church membership: Grace Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 21, Miller residence, by David R. Clemens and Andy Miller. Burial: Sam Hershberger Cemetery.

Nyce, Leonora, 73, Telford, Pa. Born: Dec. 28, 1920, Hatfield, Pa., to Howard H. and Mary Landis Moyer Nyce. Died: May 17, 1994, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-brothers: Paul, Carl, Arnold. Funeral and burial: May 21, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty, Michael A. Meneses, Steve Nyce, and Gerald C. Studer.

Richer, Clara L. Short, 84, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Dec. 30, 1909, Henry County, Ohio, to Aaron and Verna Yost Short. Died: April 21, 1994, Wauseon, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Willard G. Richer; children: Roland, Velda Rufenacht, Aldine Holsopple, Larry; brother: Kenneth E.; 16 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 24, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and James Roynon. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Stanton, Emma Alice Klempel, 84, Hartville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 3, 1909, Germany. Died: May 20, 1994, Canton, Ohio. Survivors children: Virginia Freeman, Loretta Hazelton, Blythe, Richard; brother: Frank; 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lincoln W. Stanton (husband). Funeral and burial: May 26, Hartville Mennonite Church, by Dave Hall.

Weinhold, Martha Elizabeth Landis, 90, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Dec. 19, 1903, Brecknock Twp., Pa., to Samuel Aucker and Barbara Reiff Weaver Landis. Died: March 20, 1994, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-children: D. Ernest, John D., Esther Mae Gehman, Edith A. Keener; brothers and sister: Raymond E., A. Roy, Marion Eby; 19 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Daniel Rupp Weinhold (husband). Funeral: March 23, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by M. John Nissley and Leroy Martin. Burial: Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery.

Yordy, Esther E. Studer, 88, Morton, Ill. Born: Oct. 8, 1905, Roanoke, Ill., to Chris and Emma Bachman Studer. Died: May 21, 1994, Morton, Ill. Survivors-children: Harold, James, Marilyn Harrington; sister: Emma Martin; 8 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence E. Yordy (husband). Funeral: May 24, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen Horner. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 25 - June 21, 1994

Armstrong, Beulah A. Beck, 72, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 10, 1921, Archbold, Ohio, to Solomon and Clara Roth Beck. Died: May 25, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Jesse Armstrong; children: Donna Shumaker, Grace Coon, Marvin; brothers and sisters: Edwin and Richard Beck, Ilva Bontrager , Irene Meyer, Doris Short; 11 grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren. Predeceased by: Esther (infant daughter). Funeral: May 29, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer and Lois A. Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Beck, Alice M. Roth, 73, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 24, 1920, Archbold, Ohio, to Fred and Emma Schmucker Roth. Died: May 15, 1994, Henry County, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Maurice Beck; children: Roger, Connie Kauffman, Marilyn Kauzlick, Joyce; brother and sisters: Harvey, Sarah Nofziger, Irene King; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Charlene (daughter). Funeral and burial: May 18, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter, Keith Leinbach, and Walter Stuckey.

Ebersole, Sueie L. Hess, 82, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Aug. 4, 1911, Lancaster County, Pa., to Henry B. and Susie Longenecker Hess. Died: May 20, 1994, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-children: Rhoda Atzeff, Gabriel, Susan Scott, David, Martha Nardacci, Grace Leaman, Sarah, Miriam Kennell, Henry, Daniel, Paul, Elizabeth Flowers; brother and sisters: Henry, Fannie Landvater, Emily Spitler; 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Daniel K Ebersole (husband). Funeral: May 23, Stricklers Mennonite Church, by Elmer K. Breneman and Russell J. Baer. Burial: Shopes Cemetery.

Gisel, Vern L., 80, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 22, 1913, Fulton County, Ohio, to Albert A. and Amanda Lehman Gisel. Died: May 25, 1994, Bradenton, Fla. Survivors-wife: Fannie Short Gisel; children: LaMar , Ned, Nadine Leithauser, Carol Short, Bettilu Fraas; brothers: Ralph, Walter; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: May 28, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Hollinger, I. Lester, 83, East Petersburg, Pa. Born: May 3, 1911, East Petersburg, Pa., to Elam W. and Esther Martin Hollinger. Died: May 26, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: R. Anna Landis Hollinger; sons: I. Wilmer, Clair M., James L.; sisters: Frances Mummau, Esther Shelly, Matora Hostetter, Corinne Nissley, Jean Zurin; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 30, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Karl E. Steffy, John B. Shenk, and Norman Landis.

Horning, Maria Horst, 94, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Oct. 17, 1899, Ephrata Twp., Pa., to Amos W. and Annie Hostetter Horst. Died: March 17, 1994, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors-children: Titus H., Ivan H., Grace H. Burkholder, Naomi H. Weaver, Lois H. Beitzel, Marie H. Becker; sister: Alma H. Weaver; 21 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Noah H. Homing (husband). Funeral: March 21, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by M. John Nissley and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin, E. Elaine Stoner, 41, Jackson Center, Pa. Born: April 11, 1953, Jonestown, Pa., to Clarence and Martha Mae Good Stoner. Died: May 15, 1994, Jackson Center, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Allen K. Martin; children: Jonathon, Joanne, Amy; brothers and sisters: Wilmer, Alvan, Dale, Nevin, Ruth Ann Ebersole, Marlene Bomgardner, June Kropf, Marilyn Sensenig. Funeral services: May 18, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Gordon Myers and Paul Versluis; and May 19, Gingerichs Mennonite Church, by John Landis and Donald Martin. Burial: Gingerichs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Sommers, John E., 100, Louisviile, Ohio. Born: March 6, 1894, Paris, Ohio, to John and Leah Ramseyer Sommers. Died: May 25, 1994, Hilliard, Ohio. Survivors-children: Owen, Elvin, Earl, Merle, Maxine Brooks, Mildred Schmucker, Arline Schmucker, Lavera Helmuth, Gladys Gingerich, Lucille Schmucker; 39 grandchildren, 69 great-grandchildren, 11 great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bertha Taylor Sommers (wife). Funeral and burial: May 28, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber.

Stalter, Daniel H., 81, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: March 31, 1913, Tofield, Alta., to Simon and Emma Stauffer Stalter. Died: April 24, 1994, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Wilma L. Klopfenstein Stalter; children: Larry, Evelyn Nofziger; sisters: Barbara Wideman, Viola Boettger, Clista Weber, Alma Burkholder, Doris Burkholder; 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 27, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Suter, Mary Shank, 90, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 8, 1903, to Jacob L. and Fannie Good Shank. Died: May 25, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Eldon L., Raymond O., Jay M., Doris Bumbaugh; brother and sister: Dan G., Grace Campbell; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grand: child. Predeceased by: Jacob C. Suter (husband). Funeral: May 29, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen Burkholder, Daniel Suter, and David Barker. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder , Mary A. Miller, 85. Born: July 3, 1908, White Cloud, Mich., to Levi and Katie M. Burkholder Miller. Died: May 21, 1994, Bristol, Ind. Survivors children: Mattie Glick, Gertie Hagen, Katie Graber, Rudy E., Levi E., Abraham E., Delbert L.; brother and sisters: Moses, Clara Bontrager, Kathryn Gunter. Predeceased by: Elmer L. Yoder (husband), Jacob and Noah (sons), and Anna Edwards (daughter). Funeral: May 25, Bonneyville Mennonite Church, by Ken Livengood and Ted Eash. Burial: Miller Cemetery, Middlebury, Ind.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 26 - June 28, 1994

Burkhalter, Emma, 81, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Aug. 8, 1912, to Louis and Anna Lehman Burkhalter. Died: June 1, 1994, Wooster, Ohio. Funeral: June 4, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler and Wes Miller.

Comardelle, Evi, 77, Des Allemands, La. Born: June 30, 1916, Luling, La., to Camille and Corinne Comardelle. Died: May 5, 1994, Luling, La. Survivors daughter: Judy Beadle; brother and sister: Earl, Joyce Mecum; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Margaret Comardelle (wife). Funeral and burial: May 7, Des Allemands Mennonite Church, by Robert O. Zehr.

Hartzler, Eldora B., 90, Fairview, Mich. Born: Feb. 6, 1904, Mottville, Mich., to Abraham L. and Lydia Schrock Hartzler. Died: May 30, 1994, Fairview, Mich. Funeral: June 1, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger. Burial: Comins Twp. Cemetery.

Horst, Ava Mae Rohrer, 77, Lancaster, Pa. Born: April 1, 1917, Rittman, Ohio, to Samuel L. and Ella Rohrer. Died: May 29, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-husband: Irvin B. Horst; children: Marlise, Rachel, Daniel, Joanna; brothers and sisters: Anna Lois, Mabel, Sanford, Mary, James. Funeral: June 5, Mountville Mennonite Church, by Ray Reitz and Brent Hess. Burial: Gehman Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hostetler, Joseph M., 76, Belleville, Pa. Born: Aug. 31, 1917, Belleville, Pa., to John K. and Fannie Yoder Hostetler. Died: June 4, 1994, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Beulah Yoder Hostetler; son: Dale L.; brothers and sister: Jacob E., Jonathan K., Ezra T., Naomi B. Zook, David Y.; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester L. (son). Funeral and burial: June 7, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Phil Barr and Buddy Krepps.

Lichty, Beatrice Jantzi, 86, Baden, Ont. Born: Sept. 13, 1907, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Moses O. and Annie Litwiller Jantzi. Died: June 2, 1994, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Glenden, Keith, Delphine Schwartzentruber, Gloria Kollman; brother: Clint; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William R. Lichty (husband) and Dorothy Holst (daughter). Funeral and burial: June 6, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Gordon Bauman.

Marner, Cora Mae, 98, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Sept. 11, 1895, Wellman, Iowa, to Isaac G. and Mary D. Miller Marner. Died: May 29, 1994, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors-sisters: Gertrude Miller, Leta Maust; half sisters: Elmarie Capper, Lola, Anna Mae. Funeral: May 31, Peterseim Funeral Home, by Dean Swartzendruber and Wayne Bohn. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Edith E. Levengood, 97, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 6, 1896, Baltic, Ohio, to Frank and Mary Dike Levengood. Died: June 2, 1994, Louisville, Ohio. Survivors-daughter: Lucille Maurer; brother and sister: Milo Levengood, Ada Moser; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry L. Martin (husband) and Paul (son). Funeral and burial: June 5, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber.

Miller, Jacob Monroe, 79, Greenwood, Del. Born: April 26, 1915, Bay Monette, Ala., to Samuel S. and Mary Yoder Miller. Died: May 2, 1994, Greenwood, Del., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Dorcas Swartzentruber Miller; children: Nonna Miller, Dorothy Chupp, J. Lowell, Mildred Holderread, Joseph, Wanita Miller Green, Jonathan, Nathaniel, Leland; brothers and sisters: Elizabeth Hoffstetter, Barbara Hofstetter, Ada Schneider, Ira, Olive Hastings, Ralph, Glen, Sylvia Jester; 14 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sylvia Schrock Miller (first wife). Funeral and burial: May 6, Greenwood Mennonite Church, by Stuart Mast, Ivan Miller, Paul Isaacs, and Mark Yoder.

Musser, Lydia King, 97, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Sept. 25, 1896, Intercourse, Pa., to J. Milton and Lydia Kling. Died: March 28, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Mildred M. Campbell, J. Robert; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Spencer Musser (husband). Funeral: April 2, Groff-High Funeral Home, by Clyde Kratz and Robert Martin. Burial: New Holland Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Oyer, Willard Daniel, 82, Manson, Iowa. Born: Aug. 2, 1909, Mackinaw, Ill., to Jacob and Elizabeth Zehr Oyer. Died: May 28, 1994, Wamego, Kan. Survivors-children: LaDonna Darling, Mavis Lowery , Duane; sisters: Lucille, Ruth Tyrell; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Viola Birkey Oyer (wife). Funeral: May 31, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns and Dennis Schlappi. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Saltzman, Emma Meretta Springer, 9O. Born: Sept. 27, 1903, Milford, Neb., to Valentine and Magdalena Detweiler Springer. Died: June 6, 1994, Seward, Neb. Survivors-husband: Alvin Saltzman; children: Burdette, Lila Ahrens, Galen; 10 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 9, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Lloyd Gingerich.

Westenberger, Sarah O. Snavely, 86. Born: July 18, 1907, Manheim, Pa., to John B. and Sarah Burkholder Snavely. Died: June 6, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-Ruth, Esther Zeiset; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry L. Westenberger (husband). Funeral: June 9, Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, by Richard H. Frank, Russell Baer, and Walter L. Killner. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery.

Wideman, Edith, 73, Tofield, Alta. Born: June 10, 1920, Kingman, Alta., to William and Sarah Brubaker Wideman. Died: May 20, 1994, Edmonton, Alta. Survivors-brothers and sisters: William, Leonard, Sam, Martha Lauber, Eva Brenneman, Lydia, Esther Hansen, Naomi Yoder, Hazel Martin, Ella May Burnstad. Funeral and burial: May 24, Salem Mennonite Church, by Levi Smoker and Orvin Boettger .

Wideman, John, 89, Tofield, Alta. Born: March 10, 1905, Mayton, Alta., to William and Sarah Brubaker Wideman. Died: April 1, 1994, Tofield, Alta. Survivors-wife: Edna Yoder Wideman; children: Joseph, Dolores Eckert, Lucille Boettger; brothers and sisters: William, Leonard, Sam, Martha Lauber, Lydia, Naomi Yoder, Hazel Martin, Ella May Burnstad, Eva Brenneman, Esther Hansen; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 5 step-great grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 4, Salem Mennonite Church, by Levi Smoker and Orvin Boettger.

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