Gospel Herald Obituaries - November, 1994

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Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 43 - November 1, 1994


Alderfer, Lizzie Mae, 57, Souderton, Pa. Born: March 7 , 1937, Telford, Pa., to Wilmer and Eva Kratz Alderfer. Died: Sept. 29, 1994, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Clyde, Arlen, James, Evelyn Wismer. Funeral and burial: Oct. 3, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst and Russell M. Detweiler.

Bontrager, Polly Yoder, 88, Yoder, Kan. Born: July 21, 1906, Yoder, Kan., to Jacob E. and Anna Miller Yoder. Died: Oct. 9, 1994, South Hutchinson, Kan., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Barbara Stokes, Amy Bontrager, Earl, Eldon, Roberta Dinges, Larry , Robert; brothers and sisters: Moses J., Edwin J., and Sarah Yoder , Lizzie Troyer, Rachel Bontrager; 20 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great- grandchildren. Predeceased by: William E. Bontrager (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 12, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler and Peter E. Hartman.

Carpenter, Thelma J. Landis, 66, Manheim, Pa. Born: March 21, 1928, Lancaster, Pa., to Edward and Mary Nauman Landis. Died: Sept. 26, 1994, Manheim, Pa. Survivors - husband: Stanley M. Carpenter; children: John W., Jay S., James R., Joyce E. Frey, Mary Jane Sensenig; 13 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 30, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by John B. Shenk, and Karl E. Steffy.

Ebersole, Martha M., 87, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Dec. 22, 1906, W. Donegal Twp., Pa., to Levi and Anna Miller Ebersole. Died: Sept. 23, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Congregational membership: Steelton Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 28, Mennonite Homes chapel, by Russell Baer, Ralph Ginder, and William Yovanovich. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery.

Eicher, Samuel Jon, 4, Lincoln, Neb. Born: Aug. 10, 1990, Lincoln, Neb., to Jon and JoAnn Bus boom Eicher. Died: Sept. 6, 1994, Malcolm, Neb., from an accident. Survivors - parents; sister: Sophie; grandparents: Merle and Verba Eicher. Funeral: Sept. 9, BethEl Mennonite Church, by John C. King. Burial: Milford Mennonite Cemetery.

Godshall, Mamie L. Moyer, 85, Souderton, Pa. Born: Feb. 19, 1909, Blooming Glen, Pa., to William R. and Lillie L. Moyer. Died: Oct. 11, 1994, Souderton, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Gloria Moyer, Laverne, Richard F.; brothers: Abram and Wilson Moyer; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Wilmer W. Godshall (husband). Funeral: Oct. 14, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Truman H. Brunk and Doug Jantzi. Burial: Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Good, Cranson S., 88, Petersburg, Ont. Born: Feb. 11, 1906, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Abraham and Barbara Shantz. Died: Oct. 9, 1994, New Hamburg, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Violet Shantz Good; children: Kathryn Violet, John Cranson; brothers and sisters: Oliver, Aaron, Eden, Laverne, Viola, Olive; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Ann (daughter). Funeral and burial: Oct. 12, Wilmot Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones.

Jones, Margaret Diener, 48, Glen Ellyn, Ill. Born: June 5, 1946, Clarence, N.Y., to Edward and Esther Swartzentruber Diener. Died: Aug. 14, 1994, Chicago, Ill., of cancer. Survivors - husband: David Jones; brothers and sister: Larry and David Diener, Diane Omondi; grandfather: L. L. Swartzentruber. Funeral: Aug. 17, Lombard Mennonite Church, by Edward Diener (father), and Ron Diener. Burial: Glen Oak Cemetery.

Knavel, George L., 91. Born: May 24, 1903, Salix, Pa., to Levi and Christina Wingard Knavel. Died: Sept. 15, 1994, Davidsville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Goldie Shaffer Knavel; children: Ellsworth, Lois Adams; 4 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Leona Mae and George Richard (infant children). Congregational membership: Weaver Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 19, Dalla Valle Funeral Home, by Harold E. Thomas and Elvin Holsopple. Burial: Dunmyer Cemetery.

Lapp, Esther Catherine Good, 87, Sterling, Ill. Born: Dec. 12, 1906, Rockingham County, Va., to Daniel and Nannie Burkholder Good. Died: Oct. 10, 1994, Sterling, Ill. Survivors - sons: Jon E., Joel D., Jerald R.; brother: Lloyd Good; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mahlon C. Lapp (husband). Funeral: Oct. 13, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Roy Kaufman.

Martin, Eldon R., 65, Wakarusa, lnd. Born: May 29, 1929, Harrison Twp., lnd., to Lewis and Florence Ramer Martin. Died: Oct. 1, 1994, Goshen, lnd., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Rosemary Wallace Martin; children: Beverly Clindaniel, Janice Meyers, Larry, Douglas; brothers and sisters: LaMar , Dale, Rosetta Martin, Gladys Martin; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 5, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wesley J. Bontreger and Clare Schumm.

Neuschwander, Blanche Helen Stutzman, 82, Albany, Ore. Born: June 16, 1912, Wood River, Neb., to Ora and Lydia Boshart Stutzman. Died: Sept. 25, 1994, Albany, Ore. Survivors - husband: Paul Neuschwander; children: Oren, Larry, James, Lois Hershberger; brothers and sisters: Gordon Stutzman, Harry, Amos, Wayne, and Percy Gerig, Dortha Detweiler, Mary Krabill, Clara Krabill, Wilma Sanderson; 13 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Funeral and burial: Sept. 29, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey, Percy Gerig, and Greg Hershberger.

Schmitt, Newton Hallman, 76, Kitchener, Ont. Born: March 27, 1918, Baden, Ont., to George and lda Hallman Schmitt. Died: Sept. 5, 1994, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Reta Klein Schmitt, children: Joan Scheklesky, Debra Schott, Bryan; sisters: Erma Cressman Rohr, ldella Shantz; 9 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Funeral: Sept. 8, Stirling Avenue Mennonite Church, by David T. Martin. Burial: Shantz Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Zook, Sara E., 92, Alliance, Ohio. Born: June 5, 1902, Lawrence County, Pa. Died: Oct. 2, 1994, Alliance, Ohio. Survivors - children: Donella Coblentz, Floy Lapp, Shirley Wengerd, Vern E.; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lester W. Zook (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 5, Hartville Mennonite Church, by Richard Ross and Dave Hall.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 44 - November 8, 1994


Barb, Homer G. "Jack," 71. Born: June 24, 1923, Shenandoah County, Va., to Homer W. and Lena Dellinger Barb. Died: Oct. 11, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ada Funkhouser Barb; children: Willard, Walter, Naomi Moyer, Bettie Whetzel, Velma Strawderman, Peach Turner; brothers and sisters: William, Albert, Elbert, Amos, Mary Shumaker, Vergie Fulk, Edna Wilkins; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Cove Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 14, Mathias Mennonite Church, by Harold Emswiler, Linden M. Wenger, and Jonathan Hedrick. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Boyts, Earl, 88, Hesston, Kan. Born: Aug. 30, 1905, Mio, Mich., to M. F. and Mahala Troyer Boyts. Died: July 12, 1994, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-sons: Jim, Harold, Phillip; brother: Roy; 10 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Marie Barber Boyts (wife). Funeral and burial: July 14, Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by Waldo Miller.

Eschliman, Irene, 87, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 22, 1906, Dalton, Ohio, to John H. and Amelia Weaver Eschliman. Died: Oct. 13, 1994, Orrville, Ohio. Survivor-sister: Nora. Funeral: Nov. 17, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John and Barbara Lehman. Burial: Martin's Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Litwiller, Velma Iona Martin, 83, Millersburg, Ind. Born: Dec. 29, 1910, Miami County, Ind., to Joseph B. and Clara Slabaugh Martin. Died: Oct. 13, 1994, Ligonier, Ind. Survivors-husband: Menno E. Litwiller; children: Kathryn Miller, Marilyn Slabach, Doris Webber, Morris E.; brother and sisters: Melvin Martin, Ruth Martin, Inez Litwiller; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 17, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Shreiner, John Yoder, and Lon Miller. Burial: Clinton Brick Cemetery.

Maust, Herbert Kimmel, 89, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Aug. 26, 1905, Springs, Pa., to Norman S. and Mayme Kimmel Maust. Died: Oct. 14, 1994, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-wife: Erma Longenecker Maust; children: John L., James L., Miriam L. Achenbach, David L.; brothers and sister: John, Claude, Freda; 12 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 19, Good's Mennonite Church, by Don Good, Wayne Lawton, Nelson Bechtold, John Kraybill, and Glenn Zeager.

Nafziger, Rosa Viola Short, 91, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Jan. 26, 1903, Fulton County, Ohio, to Solomon and Emma Nofziger Short. Died: Oct. 14, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors -children: Helen Rychener, Ilva King, Dale L., Marvin J.; sisters: Lillian King, Lucille Short, Ella Miller; 15 grandchildren, 37 greatgrandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry Nafziger (husband) and Kenneth (infant son). Funeral: Oct. 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Wolfer, Lowell A., 68, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: June 30, 1926, Sheridan, Ore., to G. D. and Florence Mishler Wolfer. Died: Oct. 7, 1994, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors-wife: LaVerne Hartzler Wolfer; children: Gary, Bonita Ballard, Cheryl; brothers and sisters: Bob, Gilbert, Donald, Kenneth, Iris Yoder, Margery Pelfrey; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 10, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 45 - November 15, 1994


Andrews, Joseph Henry, 80, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: May 4, 1914, Rockingham County, Va., to David Henry and Elizabeth Weaver Andrews. Died: Oct. 20, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivor-brother: Paul W. Congregational membership: Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 23, McMullen Funeral Home, by Wayne North and Steve Yoder. Burial: Mount Clinton Cemetery.

Breneman, J. Harold, 81, Lititz, Pa. Born: Sept. 25, 1912, Willow Street, Pa., to Jacob and Mary Herr Breneman. Died: Sept. 21, 1994, Lampeter, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Margaret Horst Breneman; children: H. Eugene, J. Richard, Gerald S., Margaret Rose Zook, Mary Louise Landis, Miriam Grace Brenneman; 18 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 24, Landis Homes, by Donald Good and Robert Harnish. Burial: New Providence Mennonite Church Cemetery. He was ordained Nov. 24, 1946, and served 45 years in three different congregations of the Lancaster Conference.

Christner, William, 78. Born: May 10, 1916, Pigeon, Mich., to John A. and Lydia Boshart Christner. Died: Aug. 8, 1994, Cass City, Mich. Survivors - brother and sisters: John, Martha Hiebel, Elizabeth Erikson, Sadie Zimmer, Ann Miller. Funeral: Aug. 10, Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home, by Tom Beachy. Burial: Pigeon River Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Detweiler, Blanche D. Leatherman, 84, Dublin, Pa. Born: Sept. 30, 1909, Bedminster, Pa., to Harvey and Katie Detweiler Leatherman. Died: Sept. 7, 1994, from arteriosclerosis. Survivors - daughters: Marilyn Kramer, Delores Johnson; sisters: Dorothy Blank, Alma Leatherman, Helen Martin; 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norman D. Detweiler (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Deep Run Mennonite Church East, by Timothy Weaver and Arnold Roth.

Emmert, Cora Schlabach, 90, Albany, Ore. Born: Sept. 23, 1904, Middlefield, Ohio, to Christian J. and Lydia Miller Schlabach. Died: Oct. 4, 1994, Albany, Ore. Survivors - children: Florence Andrews, Faye Nofziger, Carl, Marilyn Bond; brother and sister: Allen Schlabach, Emma Stutzman; 15 grandchildren, 42 greatgrandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Albert Emmert (husband). Funeral: Oct. 9, Zion Mennonite Church, by Sterling Roth and John Ringer. Burial: Hopewell Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ernst, Vera Fay Headrick, 68, Colorado Springs, Colo. Born: July 24, 1926, Cheraw, Colo., to Curtis F. and Hazel L. Switser Headrick. Died: Oct. 9, 1994, Colorado Springs, Colo., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Hugh Ernst; daughters: Sharron Denny, Dianne Doan, Pamela Rediger; mother; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Beth-El Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 12, Evergreen Funeral Home, by Willard Conrad and Marlin Thomas. Cremated.

Gascho, Gerald L., 70. Born: Aug. 4, 1924, Pigeon, Mich., to Nicholas J. and Melinda Brenneman Gascho. Died: Aug. 25, 1994, Pigeon, Mich., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Edna Swartzendruber Gascho; sons: Dwight, Lyle, Wayne, Arlis; siblings: Stanley, Celesta Snyder; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 27, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Tom Beachy, Luke Yoder, Ivan Gascho, and Willard Mayer.

Hunsberger, John, 77, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 19, 1917, Olive Twp., Ind. Died: Oct. 8, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Anna Weaver Hunsberger; children: Beverly Miller, Leroy, Richard; brother and sisters: Kenneth, Elizabeth Ramer, Anna Eby, Clara Walter; 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 11, Olive Mennonite Church, by Peter Buller and Paul Hoover. Burial: Olive East Cemetery.

Kinsinger, Orville Nelson, 85, Grantsville, Md. Born: Dec. 23, 1908, Grantsville, Md., to Jacob Levi and Etta Catherine Brenneman Kinsinger. Died: Sept. 29, 1994, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors - daughters: Margie Studley, Karen Price, Donna Yoder; 6 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Predeceased by: Alma Beachy Kinsinger (wife). Funeral and burial: Oct. 2, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Earl Yoder.

Moyer, Blanche M. Nase, 96, Souderton, Pa. Born: March 17, 1898, Blooming Glen, Pa., to Oswin B. and Ella Moyer Nase. Died: Oct. 23, 1994, Souderton, Pa., of Alzheimer's disease. Survivors - children: William C., Jean N. Schmell, Doris M. Good, Mary N. Freeman; brother: Howard "John" M. Nase; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William A. Moyer (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 17, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk and David A. Stevens.

Peachey, Rudy J., 79, Belleville, Pa. Born: Aug. 27, 1915, Allensville, Pa., to Josh Y. and Malinda Riehl Peachey. Died: Oct. 21, 1994, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - wife: Arie J. Zook Peachey; children: Kenneth D., Janice M.; sister: Katie King; 2 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Funeral and burial: Oct. 25, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr.

Sangrey, Virginia I. Zillhardt, 77, Washington Boro, Pa. Born: March 15, 1917, Lebanon, Pa., to William F. and Jennie Mazingo Zillhardt. Died: Oct. 23, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: John D., Janet E. Hess; siblings: Paul Zillhardt, Jane White, Doris Hettinger; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Davis H. Sangrey (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 26, Masonville Mennonite Church, by J. Wilmer Eby, Aaron H. Souders, and Christ B. Charles.

Schertz, Ida Mae Miller, 97, Flanagan, Ill. Born: Nov. 10, 1896, Middlebury, Ind., to Daniel D. and Jeanette Hostetler Miller. Died: Oct. 6, 1994, Flanagan, Ill. Survivors - daughter: Jean Grimm; siblings: Samuel S. Miller, Alice Yoder; 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ben F . Schertz (husband) and Laverne (daughter). Funeral: Oct. 9, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook. Burial: Waldo Cemetery, Gridley, Ill.

Schlabach, Ora E. Lenhart Sommers, 89, Berlin, Ohio. Born: Feb. 13, 1905, Holmes County, Ohio, to Oliver H. and Ana Lenhart. Died: Aug. 17, 1994, Holmes County, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Menno J. Schlabach; children: Norma Hershberger, Annabelle Smith, Shirley Tyrrell, Mary Alice Pierce, Larry; sisters: Katie Gerber, Vesta Stauffer; 19 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Elmer Sommers (first husband) and Harold Sommers and Orpheus (sons). Funeral: Aug. 20, Berlin Mennonite Church, by Paul King. Burial: Berlin Cemetery.

Schrock, Katie Kaufman, 95, Berlin, Ohio. Born: July 4, 1899, Walnut Creek Twp., Ohio, to Henry A. and Sarah Beachy Kaufman. Died: Oct. 21, 1994, Walnut Hills, Ohio. Survivors - daughter: Ruth Mumaw; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William E. Schrock (husband), Edward (son), and Naomi Yoder (daughter). Funeral: Aug. 24, Berlin Mennonite Church, by Paul King. Burial: Berlin Cemetery .

Shetler, Frank J., 97. Born: June 3, 1897, Washington County, Iowa, to Joseph and Anna Hoschstetler Shetler . Died: Aug. 4, 1994, Bad Axe, Mich. Survivors - children: James, Miriam Anne Roth; siblings: John, Dan, Mary Boller, Agnes Swartzendruber, Lydia Teuscher; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Ellen Nafziger Shetler (wife) and Carl W. (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 7, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Tom Beachy and Ken Dietzel.

Siegrist, Ada Stehman, 96, East Petersburg, Pa. Born: July 9, 1898, Manor Twp., Pa., to Phares and Lizzie Charles Stehman. Died: Oct. 17, 1994, Manheim Twp., Pa. Survivors -children: Earl S., Jay M., Roy S., Dorothy M. Wenger, Esther M. Smith; sister: Grace Stauffer; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey S. Siegrist (husband). Congregational membership: Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 21, Oreville Chapel, Mennonite Home, by Thomas A. Horst and Ralph Ginder. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.


--Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 46 - November 22, 1994


Bontrager, Joan Graber, 39, Kokomo, lnd. Born: Aug. 9, 1955, Davies County, lnd., to Wilmer R. and lda Christner Graber. Died: Oct. 12, 1994, Indianapolis, lnd., of injuries from an automobile accident. Survivors - husband; Raymond Bontrager; children: Tracy Lynn, Terry Lee; brothers and sisters: Allen and Vernon Graber, Ruth Ann Herschberger, Naomi Stites, Elizabeth Miller, Mary Raber, lda Kingery. Funeral; Oct. 15, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller, Marvin Beachy, and Ronald Graber. Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Bowers, Harley Clifford, 86, Kingman, Ariz. Born: Dec. 1, 1907, Clay County, Tenn., to J. Andrew and Rosa Elam Bowers. Died: June 3, 1994, Kingman, Ariz. Survivors - wife: Bertha lrene Miller Bowers; daughters: Bonita Follmar, Barbara Hegman, Elnora Larson, Ruth Gordon, Brenda Wright; siblings: Phillip, Lydia Winningham, Kate Bybee; 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Hesten Wisner Bowers (first wife) and Carol Sue (daughter). Funeral; June 7, Kingman Missionary Alliance Church, by Dennis Colvig. Cremated.

Eberly, Park N., 88, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: May 24, 1906, Lancaster County, Pa., to Nathan M. and Annie Reidenbaugh Eberly. Died: Oct. 26, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: James W., Jay M., LeRoy D., Ronald P., Jean E., Joyce L. Kuhns, Donna L. Lambert; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by; Mary Detweiler Eberly (wife). Funeral: Oct. 31, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe Sherer, Shelley Shellenberger, and Dennis Kuhns. Burial: Henry Eberle Cemetery.

Gehman, Mary Weaver, 81, Lancaster, Pa. Born; Jan. 25, 1913, East Lampeter Twp., Pa., to Daniel B. and Fannie Hershey Weaver. Died; Oct. 27, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: Paul E. Gehman; children; Paul W., Joyce K. Stoltzfus; brothers and sister; Daniel and Elmer Weaver, Anna Huber; 7 grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial; Oct. 31, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by John B. Shenk, Karl E. Steffy, and Norman S. Landis.

Gomez, Joseph D., 68, Monterey Park, Calif. Born: April 7, 1926, Mexico. Died: Oct. 21, 1994, Monterey Park, Calif. Survivors - wife: Florence Aurenheimer Gomez; brother; Albert. Funeral: Oct. 28, Pasadena Mennonite Church, by James E. Brenneman and Tracy L. Barber.

Groff, Mabel Martin, 87. Born: Nov. 10, 1906, Intercourse, Pa., to Abram and Alice Hersh Martin. Died: Oct. 16, 1994, Kinzers, Pa. Survivors - husband: Clarence V. Groff; children: Mildred, Almeda Landis, Harold; siblings: Paul and Charles Martin, Ruth Hostetter, Amy Hess; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Victor (son). Funeral and burial: Oct. 19, Kinzers Mennonite Church, by Paul L. Clark and Jay Meck.

Kratz, Martha N., 93, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 11, 1901, Skippack, Pa., to Sylvanus and Lizzie Nice Kratz. Died: Oct. 16, 1994, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - daughters; Grace Clemmer, Betty Pointsett; brother: Wayne N.; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Abram B. Kratz (husband). Congregational membership: Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 19, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Russell B. Musselman. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

McBee, Randall Phillip, 54, Kokomo, lnd. Born: Dec. 26, 1939, Tazewell, Tenn., to Ben and Edwinna McBee. Died: Oct. 9, 1994, Indianapolis, lnd., from a cerebral aneurysm. Survivors - wife: Wanda Symons McBee; children; Randy Joe, Phillip, Brian Corder, Terry Corder; siblings: Terry, Billy, Joyce Fortune, Brenda Duncan; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 12, Parkview Mennonite Church, by Clint Coon, Clayton Sommers, and Grace Whitehead. Burial: Greenlawn Cemetery.

Miller, Emma Schrock, 95, Berlin, Ohio. Born: July 13, 1899, Walnut Creek Twp., Ohio, to Alexander J. and Malinda Miller Schrock. Died: Oct. 26, 1994, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors - children: Maxine Flinner, Lorene Maxwell, Karen Troyer; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ralph A. Miller (husband) and Oscar (son). Funeral: Oct. 29, Berlin Mennonite Church, by Paul King. Burial: Berlin Cemetery.

Miller, Ivan M., 87, Topeka, lnd. Born: Dec. 6, 1906, Lagrange, lnd., to Moses M. and Lydia A. Miller. Died: Oct. 15, 1994, Lagrange, lnd. Survivors - wife: Erma Miller; children: Gaylord, Maurice, Larry, Evelyn Byler, Carol Zehr; brother: Wilbur; 19 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Ronald and Delmar (sons). Funeral: Oct. 19, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray and Ethril Leinbach. Burial: Miller Cemetery.


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