Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1994

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Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 9 - March 1, 1994

Brubacher, Abner H., 73, Waterloo, Ont. Born: Nov. 15, 1919, Waterloo County, Ont., to Amos and Lucinda Heer Brubacher. Died: Sept. 26, 1993, Kitchener, Ont., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Gladys Shantz Brubacher; children: Arlene McCarthy, Richard, Sharon Kohus, Maynard, Sandra Faulks, Bev Gaeler, Colleen Bender; brothers and sisters: Wesley, Clarence, Alice, Mabel; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Sept. 29, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Art Byer and Ray Erb.

Dykast, Emil Otto, 68, Albany, Ore. Born: July 29, 1925, Beemer, Neb., to Otto and Anna Ulrich Dykast. Died: Jan. 18, 1994, Albany, Ore. Survivors- wife: Faye Wittrig Dykast; sons: Richard, David, Paul; sister: Shirley Wittrig; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 21, Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Brent Kauffman and Skip Williams. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Hauder, Henrietta Nawgel, 100. Born: Aug. 14, 1893, Britt, Iowa, to James and Mary Nawgel. Died: Feb. 1, 1994, Frazee, Minn., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: James, Gladys Davis, Martha Gaskill; 29 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harve Hauder (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, Lake Region Mennonite Church, by Glen Birky and Dave Book.

Hess, Menno L., 85, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Dec. 26, 1908, Mount Joy Twp., Pa., to Menno L. and Annie S. Lehman Hess. Died: Jan. 31, 1994. Survivors-wife: Amy Martin Hess; children: Rachel Ruhl, Daniel M., Miriam, Eunice Jones, Rhoda Knapp, Nathan M., Mary Angell, Caleb M.; 22 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John (son). Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 4, Mennonite Home, by Ralph Ginder, Robert Martin, and Joe Sherer. Burial: Kraybill Cemetery.

Hochstetler, Cornelius J., 79, New Holland, Pa. Born: Aug. 8, 1914, Nappanee, Ind., to John C. and Sarah Borkholder Hochstetler. Died: Jan. 31, 1994, New Holland, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Edna Beachy Hochstetler; children: John Arthur, Wayne Cornelius, Lowell Dennis, Walter Eugene, Cornelia Joyce; brothers and sisters: Levi J., M. Jay, Menno J., Lizzie Harshberger, Lavina Troyer, Barbara Hershberger; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 4, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Harvey Z. Stoltzfus, and Nathan G. Stoltzfus.

Kauffman, George M., 86, Crooked River Ranch, Ore. Born: March 27, 1907, Kenmore, N.D., to Levi C. and Rebecca Sharp Kauffman. Died: Feb. 5, 1994, Crooked River Ranch, Ore. Survivors-children: Jeannie Hershey, Donna Miller, Marian Miller, Sharlene Yordy, Myron; siblings: Edward, Lina Miller, Eva Jaques; 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Catherine P. Shank Kauffman (wife). Memorial service: Feb. 8, Crooked River Ranch and Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Brent Kauffman and Jim Schweitzer. Burial: Fairview Cemetery. He was ordained in 1933 and served in Mennonite churches in the Pacific Coast Conference.

Kelley, Mildred G. Darling, 88, Lebanon, Ore. Born: March 21, 1905, Deloit, Iowa, to Arthur and Pearl Brogden Darling. Died: Jan. 15, 1994, Springfield, Ore. Survivors-daughters: Nadine Frank, Charlene Thompson; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Roy "Herbert" Kelley (husband). Funeral: Jan. 18, Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Brent Kauffman. Burial: IOOF Cemetery.

Kropf, Orie Daniel, 90, Halsey, Ore. Born: Sept. 9, 1903, Needy, Ore., to Daniel and Anna Hostetler Kropf. Died: Jan. 31, 1994, Corvallis, Ore. Survivors-wife: Velda Charity Curtis Kropf; children: Delwin, Larry, Veldon, Joyce Gingerich, Arzalea Hostetler; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 4, Albany Mennonite Church, by Lynn Miller and Louie Lehman. Burial: Alford Cemetery.

Miller, James, 66, Fort Wayne, Ind. Born: March 20, 1927, Allen County, Ind., to Joseph D. and Amelia Miller. Died: Jan. 30, 1994, Traverse City, Mich., in a snowmobile accident. Survivors-wife: Mary Witmer Miller; children: Larry , Sherie Strong; brothers and sisters: Joseph D., Jr., Victor, Paul, Lewis, Leah Yoder, Amelia Leichty; one grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 2, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Don Delagrange. Burial: Leo Cemetery.

Miller, Timothy Jon, 22, Parnell, Iowa. Born: March 17, 1971, Iowa City, Iowa, to Lyle J. and Ruby J. Yoder Miller. Died: Jan. 25, 1994, Iowa City, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors-parents; brother and sister: Kimberly, Phillip. Funeral: Jan. 28, West Union Mennonite Church, by Mervin Birky. Burial: West Union Cemetery.

Schweitzer, Dorothy Oswald, 88, Shickley, Neb. Born: Jan. 29, 1906, Martland, Neb., to Chris and Elizabeth Birky Oswald. Died: Feb. 1, 1994, Geneva, Neb. Survivors-children: Clint, Galen, Nick, Ron, John, Alberta Bruning, Vera Lichti, Betty Kennel, Bernetta Swartzendruber, Marjorie Kremer, Mary Stutzman; brothers and sisters: Alvin, Emanuel, Lee, Kathryn, Sadie Kauffman, Rhoda; 219 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lloyd Schweitzer (husband). Funeral: Feb. 4, Salem Mennonite Church, by Wilton Detweiler. Burial: Salem Cemetery.

Obituary correction: Dorothy Oswald Schweitzer (March 1, 1994, Gospel Herald) is survived by 29 grandchildren.

Stauffer, Lena V. Kennel, 82, East Earl, Pa. Born: May 29, 1911, Atglen, Pa., to Joseph and Annie Mast Kennel. Died: Feb. 2, 1994, Lancaster, Pa., of kidney failure and pneumonia. Survivors-daughters: Shirley Yoder , Romaine Martin; brothers and sister: Ira, Earl, Vernon, Marian Zook; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Menno Stauffer (husband). Congregational membership: North Leo Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 5, Lancaster Mennonite Home Chapel, by Herman Glick. Burial: Leo Cemetery.

Yordy, Ella Ruth Becker Stalter, 81, Chenoa, Ill. Born: Dec. 5, 1912, Woodburn, Ind., to John and Elizabeth Martin Becker. Died: Jan. 15, 1994, Chenoa, Ill. Survivors-husband: Orval Yordy; son: Ronald Stalter; stepchildren: Elton "Bub" Yordy, Donna Grove; sister: Ada Roszhart; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ollie J. Stalter (first husband). Funeral: Jan. 18, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Edwin Stalter and Lester Zook. Burial: Waldo Cemetery.


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Kuepfer, Susan Jantzi, 74, Millbank, Ont. Born: July 15, 1919, North Easthope Twp., Ont., to Daniel S. and Katie Kuepfer Jantzi. Died: Jan. 22, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-husband: Ivan Kuepfer; children: Laurene Bender, Beatrice Taylor, Elizabeth Collins; siblings: Menno Jantzi, Sarah Albrecht, Lydia Albrecht, Katie; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Ann and Esther Marie (daughters). Funeral and burial: Jan. 26, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and Dale Bauman.

Roth, Solomon, 96, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Dec. 28, 1897, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Nicholas and Veronica Leis Ruth. Died: Jan. 14, 1994, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-wife: Alma Bender Roth; children: Mildred, Jean Schultz, Anna Maschke, Ruth Steinmann, L. Samuel, Elmer, Cordon; brother: John C.; 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 17, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Cordon Bauman, Ingrid Loepp Thiessen, and Elmer Schwartzentruber.

Sherk, Dorothy Elleen Weber, 57, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Feb. 23, 1936, Toronto Twp., Ont., to Orval and Ella Fretz Weber. Died: Dec. 15, 1993, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Debbie Holden, Patti Flood, Wendy Mohr , Cindy Livingston; brothers: James, William; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, 1993, Wilmot Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones.

Yoder , Daryl Wayne, 77, Kalona, Iowa. Born: April 4, 1916, Johnson County, Iowa, to Joe M. and Ella Miller Yoder. Died: Feb. 1, 1994, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors- sisters: Dorothy, Melva Garber. Congregational membership: East Union Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 5, Peterseim Funeral Home, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth. Burial: East Union Cemetery.

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Basler, Paul, 80, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 15, 1913, Massillion, Ohio, to David and Florence Gies Basler. Died: Jan. 8, 1994, Orrville, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Pauline Miller Kandel Basler; stepchildren: Arther Kandel, Dorcas Lemon, Judy Smith, Rita Jean Smith, Susan Weaver. Predeceased by: Audra Meesmer Basler (first wife). Congregational membership: Martins Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 11, Auble Funeral Home, by John L. Freed. Burial: Rose Hill Memorial Park.

Black, Florence G, Kolb, 86, Souderton, Pa. Born: April 28, 1907, Chester County, Pa., to John W. and Anna Good Kolb. Died: Jan. 24, 1994, Souderton, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-daughters: Anna Mary, Dorthea Pratt; stepchildren: Betty Baker, Dilmon Black; brothers: Elmer G., Irvin G., and Norman G. Kolb; 3 grandchildren, 7 step grandchildren, 15 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clinton E. Black (husband) and Alice Marie (infant daughter). Funeral: Jan. 28, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Garland L. Meyers. Burial: Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Blosser, Pauline Samantha Heatwole, 90, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Nov. 22, 1903, Rockingham County, Va., to Walter J. and Nora Harlan Heatwole. Died: Jan. 20, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Glendon, Glennys Heatwole; sisters: Vada Heatwole, Naomi Campbell; 10 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mahlon L. Blosser (husband). Funeral: Jan. 22, Eastern Mennonite Seminary Martin Chapel, by Joseph Shenk, Lloyd Horst, and Edith Shenk. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Eichorn, Enoch, 78, Buffalo, N.Y. Born: Feb. 14, 1915, Greenwood, Del., to Lewis and Annie Bender Eichorn. Died: Feb. 7, 1994, Buffalo, N.Y. Survivors brothers and sisters: Salome Sauer, Herman, Clara Steul, Paul, Mark; half brothers and sisters: Alma Swartzentruber, Wilma Gingerich, Edna Schrock, Mary Fergerson. Funeral: Feb. 11, Clarence Center Akron Mennonite Church, by W. Roy Walls, Jr. Burial: Good Cemetery.

Gilmore, Alfred P., 60, Perkasie, Pa. Born: July 19, 1933, Tinicum Twp., Pa., to (foster parents) Hiram and Esther Kulp. Died: Feb. 7,1994, Sellersville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-wife: Ruth Loretta Trauger Gilmore; son: Luke R.; brothers and sister: Laura Peterson, Aubrey P ., Ronald P. Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Deep Run Mennonite Church, by Kenneth Horning.

Gnagey, C. Robert, 65, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 24, 1928, Kalona, Iowa, to Howard and Barbara Yoder Gnagey. Died: Feb. 4, 1994, Archbold, Ohio, of AIDS. Survivors brothers and sisters: Allen, James, Doris, Mary Potter. Funeral: Feb. 12, Short Funeral Home, by Ellis Croyle. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Kehl, Stella Witmer, 99, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Jan. 3, 1895, Little Paradise, Ont., to Isaiah and Jemima Swartz Witmer. Died: Jan. 31, 1994, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-children: Esther Rose Horner, Alice; siblings: Lily Snyder, Susannah Knechtel, Joyce Witmer; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Kehl (husband) and Clifford (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen and Brice Balmer .

Linder, Margaret I., 85, Louisville, Ohio. Born: March 6, 1908, Harrisburg, Ohio, to Eli and Lizzie Schmucker Linder. Died: Feb. 9, 1994, Canton, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors-siblings: Helen, Eva, Lena, Luella, Ada Yoder, Curtis, Leonard, Earl. Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber.

Maust, Emma Esther Kauffman, 102, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 16, 1891, Goshen, Ind., to Andrew and Amanda Kauffman. Died: Feb. 4, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Edward K., Robert F., Lowell D.; 10 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward F. Maust (husband). Funeral: Feb. 9, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert Shreiner and Vernon Bontreger. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery.

Miller, Sarah Ann Christner, 92, Greentown, Ind. Born: Jan. 16, 1902, Shipshewana, Ind., to Samuel and Fannie Miller Christner. Died: Feb. 6, 1994, Greentown, Ind. Survivors- sons: Wilbur, Daniel, Olen; sister: Ida Eash; 11 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Albert D. Miller (husband). Funeral: Feb. 9, Howard Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller. Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Roth, Amos, 96, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Dec. 2, 1897, East Zorra Twp., Ont. Died: Jan. 8, 1994. Survivors-wife: Clara Leis Kennel Roth; children: Wilford, Barbara Fischer, Arlene White; sisters: Lydia Schwartzentruber, Nancy Ritzinger, Sarah Bontrager; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Katherine Streicher Roth (first wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 12, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Gordon Bauman and Ingrid Loepp Thiessen.

Roth, John, 85, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Feb. 9, 1908, Wellesley, Ont., to Nicholas and Veronica Leis Roth. Died: Jan. 26, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-sons: Edward, Roy; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edna Steinmann Roth (wife). Funeral and burial: Jan. 29, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Gordon Bauman and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Steider, Paul E., 51, LaGrange, Ind. Born: Oct. 9, 1942, Conneaut Lake, Pa., to Harold and Helen Oswald Steider. Died: Feb. 10, 1994, LaGrange, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: RoyAnn Eash Steider; children: Nicole Wenzel, Christopher "Chip," Matthew; brothers and sisters: Robert, Richard, David, Mary Fast, Joan Wenger, Margaret, Dorothy Don mire, Barbara Claude; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: Feb. 14, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Homer and Barry Loop.

Weaver, Ralph, 80, Dalton, Ohio. Born: Dec. 31, 1913, Holmes County, Ohio, to Alvin and Barbara Kandel Weaver. Died: Feb. 2, 1994, Dalton, Ohio, of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Kandel Weaver; children: Larry, Gordon, Twila Snyder, Martha Hover, Mary Shoup, Cheryl Wengerd, Carol Scheufler; sisters: Orvilla Yoder, Avora Miller; half brother and sister: Clayton Miller, Elsie Kandel; step siblings: William Ray, Paul J., and Ruth Miller, Pauline Basler; 20 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, Martins Mennonite Church, by John L. Freed.

Wilker, Daniel, 88, Milverton, Ont. Born: Oct. 9, 1905, Ellice Township, Ont., to Jacob and Mattie Ropp Wilker. Died: Jan. 2, 1994, Milverton, Ont. Survivors-children: Marion Breedon, Lauretta Bender, Elroy; 16 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura Bast Wilker (wife), Willie (son), Frieda Gerber (daughter). Funeral and burial: Jan. 4, 1994, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Ray Erb.

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Beiler, Mabel Sweigart, 91, Morgantown, Pa. Born: Jan. 31, 1903, Hinkletown, Pa., to Samuel G. and Anna Shirk Sweigart. Died: Feb. 16, 1994, Kinzers, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: Samuel, Sylvanus, Mabel Stoltzfus; brother and sister: Melvin, Bertha Millard; 6 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Z. Beiler (husband) and Paul (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Harvey Z. Stoltzfus and Nathan Stoltzfus.

Brenneman, Lorne, 83. Born: July 14, 1910, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Aaron and Catherine Erb Brenneman. Died: Feb. 22, 1994, Stratford, Ont. Survivors-children: Merle Gerber, Joyce Gascho, Ronald, Carol Schumm, Keith, Kenneth; brother and sisters: Floyd, Ahleda Schmidt, Violet McCormick; 27 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Selma Zehr Brenneman (wife). Funeral: Feb. 25, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Buehler, Naomi, 61, Kitchener, Ont. Born: March 5, 1932, Elmira, Ont., to Edwin and Sarah Brubacher Buehler. Died: Feb. 15, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-mother; siblings: Lena Kress, Emma Dundon, Zenas. Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop.

Clark, Russell D., 83. Born: Sept. 4, 1910, Waldron, Mich., to Elwood and Clara Knowles Clark. Died: Feb. 11, 1994, Hillsdale, Mich., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Ilean R. Lett Clark; children: Galen, Patti; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Barbara (daughter) and Dwayne (infant son). Funeral: Feb. 22, Salem Mennonite Church, by Cliff Brubaker and Earl Stuckey. Burial: Evergreen Cemetery.

Cressman, Zenas, 89. Born: Dec. 27, 1904, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Noah and Mary Ann Snyder Cressman. Died: Feb. 11, 1994, Tavistock, Ont., of Parkinson's disease. Survivors-wife: Eloise Cressman; children: Jean Swartzentruber, Kenneth, Joyce Collard, Glen, Lyle, Eileen Freeman; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel Burkhart Cressman (first wife) and James (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk and Irvin Cressman.

Gehman, Mabel B. Lefever, 88, Mohnton, Pa. Born: Aug. 12, 1905, Lancaster, Pa., to Abram K. and Lettie Buckwalter Lefever. Died: Jan. 15, 1994, Mohnton, Pa. Survivors-children: A. Jesse, Orpha E.; stepdaughters: Martha M., Ruth G. Weaver; sister: Grace B. Lefever; 2 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren, 24 step-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Abraham L. Gehman (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 18, Bowmansville Mennonite Church, by Luke L. Horst, Leroy Gehman, and Jay E. Fox.

Heebner, Catherine M. Hallman, 69, Chalfont, Pa. Born: Feb. 11, 1925, Doylestown, Pa., to Russell and Florence Moyer Hallman. Died: Feb. 18, 1994, Doylestown, Pa. Survivors- husband: Norman R. Heebner; children: Richard L., Gerald L., Sharon; sisters: Eva Atkinson, Ruth Hart, Sara Heacock; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 21, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.

Hershberger, Laura Lavina, 78, Hesston, Kan. Born: Jan. 2, 1915, Garden City, Mo., to Samuel S. and Mabel Hartzler Hershberger. Died: Nov. 30, 1993, Hesston, Kan., of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Alma Mast, Irvin, Elba, Ralph, Herman, Lela Stutzman. Memorial service: Dec. 2, Schowalter Villa Chapel, by Wesley Jantz and Carol Swartzendruber. Burial: Clearfork Cemetery.

Histand, David L., 79, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 20, 1914, Doylestown, Pa., to Samuel and Susie Landes Histand. Died: Feb. 15, 1994, Lansdale, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Esther Detweiler Histand; children: Marie Hackman, Merrill; brothers and sisters: William, James, Elizabeth Gross, Mary Alderfer, Ruth Mosemann; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine.

Hochstetler, Emma Miller Bontrager, 86, Kokomo, Ind. Born: May 7, 1907, Mount Ayr, Ind., to Phineas and Elizabeth Anderson Miller. Died: Feb. 19, 1994, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors- children: Richard and Larry Bontrager, Marilyn Mast, Lonita Williams, Judith Dopka; stepsons: Lee and Ray Hochstetler; sisters: Mattie Bontrager, Ruby Sampler; 18 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Perry Bontrager (first husband). Funeral: Feb. 22, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller. Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Kauffman, Mary Anna, 79, Atglen, Pa. Born: July 6, 1914, Atglen, Pa., to Daniel S. and Elizabeth Fisher Kauffman. Died: Feb. 13, 1994. Survivors- husband: D. Leon Kauffman; children: Rhoda D. Hamm, Janet E. Robinson, Dorothy E.; brothers and sisters: Ammon, Daniel, Jr., Melvin, Aaron, Florence Blank, Hannah Stoltzfus, Dorcas Smoker, Esther Naomi Smoker; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Philip M. Freed, Herman N. Glick, and J. Richard Umble. Burial: Millwood Mennonite Cemetery.

Kropf, Lorne, 84, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Jan. 15, 1910, St. Agatha, Ont., to Rudy and Catherine Lichti Kropf. Died: Feb. 23, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-wife: Seleda Everatt Kropf; children: James, Marlene Ueberschlag; sisters: Barbara Litwiller, Arleatha Brown; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 26, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer .

Landis, Sallie M., 94, Harleysville, Pa. Born: 1899, Lower Salford Twp., Pa., to Philip and Katie Moyer Alderfer. Died: Feb. 9, 1994, Harleysville, Pa., of aortic stenosis. Survivors-children: Emma, Betty Landes, S. Kathryn, Doris, Mary Jane Bergey, Ruth Swartley, Susan Souder, Curtis, Abram A., Melvin, Elias, Jr., James; brothers: Jacob, Melvin, Abram; 37 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elias N. Landis (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Salford Mennonite Church, by Willis Miller, John Ruth, and James Longacre.

Mast, Sarah Alma Hershberger, 86, Hesston, Kan. Born: Oct. 12, 1907, Harrisonville, Mo., to S. S. and Mabel Hartzler Hershberger. Died: Feb. 11, 1994, Hesston, Kan. Survivors- sons: Allan, John; brothers and sisters: Irvin, Elbe, Ralph, Herman, Lela Stutzman; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jonathan M. Mast (husband). Funeral: Feb. 14, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David W. Mann. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Miller, Amelia, 66, Indianapolis, Ind. Born: Aug. 24, 1927, Kalona, Iowa, to Dennis J. and Ida Helmuth Miller. Died: Feb. 18, 1994, Indianapolis, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Rudy D., Jonas D., Verna Weaver, Emma Swartzendruber, Mary D., Bertha Brenneman, Eunice Stutzman, Lavina Hochstedler. Funeral: Feb. 20, First Mennonite Church, by Lorene Moore, Margaret Richer Smith, and Richard Yoder. Memorial service and burial: Feb. 22, Kalona, Iowa, by Richard Y Yoder .

Miller, Mary, 82, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: July 6, 1911, Holmes County, Ohio, to Malva and Malinda Mast Miller. Died: Feb. 21, 1994, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Tom F. Miller; children: Phil, Rose Ressler; brothers and sisters: Payson, A. Roscoe, Paul R., John H., Lester, Esther Hershberger; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Miller, Verda M. Eichelberger, 66, Morton, Ill. Born: June 25, 1927, Elkton, Mich., to Henry and Susanne Bechler Eichelberger. Died: Feb. 28, 1994, Morton, Ill. Survivors-husband: Paul Miller; children: Wayne, Lester, Robert, Dale, Dorothy Zehr, Darlene Imhoff, Doris King; brothers and sisters: Ervin, Clarence, Wilbert, Bernice Sutter; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: March 3, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Glen A. Horner. Burial: Pleasant Grove Cemetery.

Mutschelknaus, John, 82, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: Dec. 6, 1911, Holmes County, Ohio, to Daniel and Mary Armbrust Mutschelknaus. Died: Feb. 17, 1994, Canton, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Carrie M. Hostetler Mutschelknaus; children: Shirley Dunwoody, J. Robert; sister: Anna Shrock; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 20, Smith Funeral Home, by Melvin D. Leidig and Edd Mooney. Burial: Union Hill Cemetery.

Otto, Melda Maust, 89. Born: April 13, 1904, Elk Lick Twp., Pa., to Edward and Mabel Dennison Maust. Died: Feb. 20, 1994. Survivors-children: Louise Livingood, Dale, Lynn; sister: Verda Yoder; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Roy Otto (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 23, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven J. Heatwole.

Rush, Lester D., 81, Telford, Pa. Born: May 14, 1912, Plumsteadville, Pa., to William and Susan Detweiler Rush. Died: Feb. 16, 1994, Sellersville, Pa., of pulmonary fibrosis. Survivors-children: Glenn, Gerald, Dennis, Evelyn Gallew, Marie Jeffries; brother and sisters: Paul, Carrie Nace, Ruth Bergey; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Margaret Souder Rush (wife) and Merrill and Dale (sons). Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine and Russell Detweiler.

Schloneger, Catherine, 86, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 5, 1907, Louisville, Ohio, to Samuel and Anna Graber Schloneger. Died: Feb. 23, 1994, Canton, Ohio. Funeral and burial: Feb. 26, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber.

Schrock, Dora Short Nafziger, 88, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 20, 1905, Archbold, Ohio, to Simeon and Barbara Beck. Died: Feb. 27, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Serenus Schrock; children: Anna Rose Kiesow, Maurice D., Paul R.; stepchildren: Donald Schrock, Gladys Nofziger, Annabelle Rupp, Ilva Stuckey, Verda Rupp, Mary Lou Schrock; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond Nafziger (first husband), Ada M. and Alice Mae Nafziger (daughters). Funeral: March 2, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer and Lois Hartman, and Dale Wyse. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Short, Mary A. Mull, 80, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 19, 1913, Archbold, Ohio, to Daniel and Emma Nafziger Mull. Died: Feb. 10, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Melvin Short; daughter: Sharon; sister: Blanche Grieser. Funeral: Feb. 14, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer J. Hartman and Lois A. Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Wyse, Cora Rupp, 96, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 13, 1897 , Archbold, Ohio, to Samuel and Minnie Gautsche Rupp. Died: Feb. 16, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-children: Ada Short, Orval, Charles, Marvin, Wayne, Merle; sister: Sophia Grieser; 22 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Charley Wyse (husband), Evelyn (daughter), and Jesse (son). Funeral: Feb. 19, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman and Dale Wyse. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Zimmerman, Lee, 29, North Lawrence, Ohio. Born: Feb. 23, 1964, Orrville, Ohio, to Lawrence and Carol Lautzenheiser Zimmerman. Died: Dec. 25, 1993, Akron, Ohio. Survivors- wife: Marla Bixler Zimmerman; sons: Jason, Chad, Kyle; brother: Carl. Congregational membership: Martins Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 30, Chapel of the Cross, North Lawrence, Ohio, by John L. Freed, David Daum, and Melvin Lindberg. Burial: Newman Creek Cemetery.

Zook, Mary K. Bott, 72. Born: May 18, 1921, Wooster, Ohio, to Isaac and Elizabeth Byler Bott. Died: Dec. 8, 1993. Survivors- husband: Herbert E. Zook. Funeral and burial: Dec. 11, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Gordon Myers and F. Dickson Marshall.

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Barber, Mitchell, 70, Commerce City, Colo. Born: March 3, 1923, Bruneau, Idaho, to Claude Charles and Katie Lehman Barber. Died: Feb. 9, 1994, Commerce City, Colo., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Verla Lehman Barber; children: Joyce Hefferman, Michael, Jon, Gordon, Greg; brother and sister: Henry, Joy Mintzer; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 12, Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, by Mark Miller. Burial: Chapel Hill Memorial Garden.

Fisher, Esther Ziegler, 71, Powhatan, Va. Born: Feb. 11, 1923, Columbiana, Ohio, to William and Mattie Wenger Ziegler. Died: Feb. 18, 1994, Richmond, Va., from an aortic aneurysm. Survivors-husband: Ralph Fisher, children: Paul, Nancy Moyer, Jesse; siblings: Ralph and Kenneth Ziegler, Lois Alderfer; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 22, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Lewis Kraus, Preston Nowlin, and Lewis Burkholder.

Horst, John E., 88, Chambersburg, Pa. Born: Aug. 26, 1905, Maugensville, Md., to David H. and Mary W. Eshelman Horst. Died: Feb. 2, 1994, Chambersburg, Pa. Survivors-children: Anna H. Frederick, Harold H.; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, by Merle Cordell, Nelson Martin, and G. Joseph Martin.

Imhoff, Gladys M. Sears, 87 , Washington, Ill. Born: June 21, 1906, Tiskilwa, Ill. Died: Feb. 16, 1994, E. Peoria, Ill., of heart failure. Survivors-daughter: Barbara J. Allshouse; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Tillman Imhoff (husband). Funeral: Feb. 19, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Jack Stalter and Gail Fisher. Burial: Glendale Cemetery.

King, Genevieve Detwiler, 89, Westover, Md. Born: April 1, 1904, Kenmare, N.D., to Menno and Sara Sharp Detwiler. Died: Feb. 16, 1994, Westover, Md., of cancer. Survivors-daughter: Marolyn Minnich; brothers and sisters: Lester, Stella Ross, Kenneth, Dona Kauffman; 3 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Herman King (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, Holly Grove Mennonite Church, by Jack Scandrett, Abe Minnich, and Amos King.

Landis, Eva Moore, 83, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 23, 1910, Doylestown, Pa., to Benjamin and Elizabeth Nice Moore. Died: March 2, 1994, Souderton, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors- children: R. Laverne, David, Marilyn Allebach, Jane, Eva Sell; brother: Willis Moore; 11 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond S. Landis (husband). Funeral: March 7, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Doug Jantzi. Burial: Plains Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Donald Eugene, 69, Hagerstown, Md. Born: Oct. 23, 1924, Hagerstown, Md., to J. D. Earl and Edna Cunningham Martin. Died: Nov. 20, 1993, Baltimore, Md. Survivors-brother and sisters: Earl, Margaret M. Gehman, Betty M. Kniss. Memorial service: Nov. 24, Reiffs Mennonite Church, by Reuben Martin and Darrel Martin.

Miller, Isaac N., 82, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Nov. 14, 1911, to Isaac R. and Barbara B. Nissley Miller. Died: March 3, 1994, Lititz, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-wife: Alta Martin Miller; daughter: B. Arlene Snavley; brothers: Raymond, Amos, John; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: March 5, Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, by Andrew Miller, Millard Garrett, and David Weaver. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Sarah Ellen Troyer, 91, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: July 12, 1902, LaGrange County, Ind., to Calvin and Matilda Lambright Troyer. Died: March 4, 1994, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-children: Romaine Hostetler, Marilyn Frain, James, Samuel, Alfred, Paul, Richard, Larry; brothers and sisters: Lizzie Miller, Clarence, Edna Klopfenstein, Willis, Raymond; 25 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Orva J. Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: March 7, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Homer, Barry Loop, and John Troyer .

Nice, Russell S., 81, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 22, 1912, Souderton, Pa., to William K. and Mary Stromm Nice. Died: March 7, 1994, Souderton, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors- wife: Alverda Stump Nice; sons: Russell, Jr., Leroy, W. Leon; brothers and sisters: William S., Raymond S., Grace Frankenfield, Emma Allebach, Richard S.; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 10, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Richard J. Lichty and Daniel W. Lapp. Burial: Plains Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Reiff, Freda M., 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 6, 1907, Eureka, rn. Died: Dec. 8, 1993, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: Nathan Reiff; children: Joan Lyons, James; sisters: Mat tie Schertz, Wilma Stealy; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 10, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Ruth Yoder, Harold J. Yoder, and Russell Krabill. Burial: Prairie Street Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Reist, Leona LaBonte, 86, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Feb. 25, 1907, Kitchener, Ont., to Peter and Emma LaBonte. Died: Feb. 11, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-children: Sharon Britten, Jean, Doris, George, Stanley; 16 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence Reist (husband). Congregational membership: Bloomingdale Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Feb. 15, Kitchener, Ont., by Arthur P. Boers.

Sperla, James A., 88, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Aug. 27, 1905, Marietta, Pa., to Amon and Sarah Sperla. Died: March 1, 1994, Lancaster, Pa., of respiratory failure. Survivors-sister: Mary Steffy. Funeral: March 6, Charlotte Street Mennonite Church, by Jeryl Hollinger. Burial: Bossler's Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Mary Alice Martin, 87, Honey Brook, Pa. Born: Jan. 9, 1907, Fetterville, Pa., to Harry and Maria Martin. Died: March 1, 1994, Honey Brook, Pa. Survivors-sons: Nevin, Galen; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ivan H. Stoltzfus (husband). Funeral and burial: March 6, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Harvey Stoltzfus and Aaron Martin, Jr.

Wagler, Jonas, 84, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Jan. 10, 1910, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Lydia Brenneman Wagler. Died: Feb. 18, 1994, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Myrtle Davies, Elaine Stouffer, Delores Euler, Mary Lou Phaneuf; siblings: Solomon, Veronica Albrecht; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura Wagler (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Gordon Bauman, Gerald Schwartzentruber, and Elmer Schwartzentruber .

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