Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1994

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Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 35 - September 6, 1994


Baechler, Omer, 87. Born: April 24, 1907, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Joseph Z. and Christina Bender Baechler. Died: Aug. 7, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - children: Faye Hall, Elaine Benton, Paul; siblings: Earl, Alice Zehr, Doris Roth; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Marian Roth Baechler (wife). Funeral: Aug. 11, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Bauman, Lydiann Martin, 89, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Dec. 6, 1904, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to John F. and Esther Bowman Martin. Died: Aug. 7, 1994, Milverton, Ont. Survivors - children: Mervin, Laura Schumm, Florence Scheerer , Roy, Esther Snider; brothers: Noah, John; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Owen S. Bauman (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 11, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

Bishop, Willard B. "Bill," 76. Born: Sept. 27, 1917, Souderton, Pa., to Melvin A. and Margaret Benner Bishop. Died: Aug. 13, 1994, Harleysville, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Claude B., Paul B., Elaine B., Sadie B. Landes. Funeral: Aug. 17, Salem Mennonite Church, by J. Mark Frederick, Jr. Burial: Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Brunk, Ruth Marie, 91, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 13, 1903, Rockingham County, Va., to Simon and Amanda Shank Brunk. Died: Aug. 17, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Memorial service: Aug. 19, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center, by Joseph and Edith Shenk and Dan and Catherine Longenecker. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ebersole, Edna Frey, 78, Hagerstown, Md. Born: April 25, 1916, Franklin County, Pa., to Abram and Mary Ebersole Frey. Died: June 14, 1994, Hagerstown, Md. Survivors - husband: David Ebersole; children: Donna Miller, Richard, Jerry; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 17, Miller Mennonite Church, by Reuben Martin, Samuel Martin, Irvin Shank, Shelley Graybill, and James Hostetter.

Eyer, William Claude, 66. Born: Aug. 5, 1927, Philadelphia, Pa., to Claude T. and Helen J. Zeth Eyer. Died: Aug. 2, 1994, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Geraldine Bailey-Price Eyer; children: Steven R., Donna G. Goudy; 4 grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 4, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk. Burial: Rose Lawn Cemetery.

Good, Lloyd Russel, 73, Dijon, Alta. Born: April 12, 1921, Kingman, Alta., to C. Milo and Selina Martin Good. Died: July 5, 1994, of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Hilda King Good; children: Marilyn Lehman, Donald, Glenn; brother and sisters: Edgar, Beulah, Viola; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dennis (son). Funeral and burial: July 8, Dijon Evangelical Missionary Church, by George Pequin and Arthur Brown.

Jantzi, Aaron W., 82, Millbank, Ont. Born: May 2, 1912, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Magdalena Wagler Jantzi. Died: July 30, 1994, Stratford, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Emma Lichty Jantzi; children: Shirley Schultz, Gerald, Bob; sister: Miriam Nafziger; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 2, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr.

Kolb, lrvin G., 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 19, 1912, Spring City, Pa., to John W. and Anna B. Good Kolb. Died: Aug. 14, 1994, Souderton, Pa., of cerebrovascular disease. Survivors - wife: Gladys Souder Kolb; children: Dorothy Harnish, Doris, Elvin, Lester, Richard, Ernest, Gerald; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 18, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Richard L. Lindberg and C. Ralph Malin.

Showalter, Bennie, 82, Broadway, Va. Born: May 13, 1912, to Frank Showalter. Died: June 18, 1994, Broadway, Va. Survivors - wife: Beatrice Showalter; daughter: Phyllis See. Congregational membership: Trissels Mennonite Church. Funeral: Cedar Run Church of the Brethren.

Smucker, Alphie D., 87 , Belleville, Pa. Born: Sept. 10, 1906, Minot, N.D., to John M. and Mollie Hartzler Smucker. Died: Aug. 6, 1994, Lewistown, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Fern E., Janet Byler; 7 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Amanda R. Hertzler Smucker (wife) and Wilma French (daughter). Funeral and burial: Aug. 9, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr.

Sommers, Myron Richard, 66, Lakewood, Colo. Born: Dec. 31, 1927, Ohio, to Harry and Mary Horst Sommers. Died: June 25, 1994, Lakewood, Colo., of colon cancer. Survivors - wife: Eloise Lambright Sommers; son: Craig; brothers and sisters: Ervin, Esther Kandal, Mary Ellen Stephenson, Raymon, Ruth Bixler, Dale; 2 grandchildren. Memorial service: June 30, First Mennonite Church, by Jerry Weaver and Ann Showalter. Cremated.

Spaulding, Kevin L., II, 17, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Dec. 18, 1976, Anderson, Ind., to Kevin L. and Kathleen Brashears Spaulding. Died: Aug. 14, 1994, Shipshewana, Ind., in an automobile accident. Survivors - parents; sisters: Shelby, Chantel; grandparents: Robert and Guenelda Spaulding and William and Sue Bell. Funeral: Aug. 17, Marion Mennonite Church, by Brad Miller. Burial: Scott Cemetery.

Springer, Paul M., 74, Minier, Ill. Born: Jan. 5, 1920, Delavan, Ill., to Alvin and Emma Kauffmann Springer. Died: Aug. 15, 1994, Minier, Ill., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Leota Birkey Springer; children: Gary, Rita Nesbit, Gail, Roma Popp, Ross, Ryan; brothers and sisters: Mahlon, Orval, Elmo, Marvin, Dick, Verna Shoemaker, Kay Burmeister; 8 grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren, 3 stepgreat-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 18, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith.

Stoltzfus, Mast B., 80, Lewisburg, Pa. Born: May 26, 1913, Morgantown, Pa., to Mast and Mary Beiler Stoltzfus. Died: May 18, 1994, of indocarditis. Survivors - wife: Mabel Petersheim Stoltzfus; children: Parke, Elam, Barbara, Leona, Fred, Ada, Esther, Susie, Rose, Edith, John, Paul, David, Timothy, Elvin, Dale, Miriam, Tina, Kenyatta, Siobohn; sister: Miriam Mast; 61 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 21, Buffalo Mennonite Church, by Howard Weaver, Douglas Graybill, Merle Burkholder, and David Swartzentruber.

Thompson, Lester M., 84. Born: March 4, 1910, Elkhart, Ind., to Arthur and Elizabeth Miller Thompson. Died: July 21, 1994, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors - wife: Laura Sweigart Thompson; children: Virgil, Merle, Daniel, Julia Shaver; stepsister: Charlene Ludke; 12 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester (son). Funeral and burial: July 23, Prairie Street Mennonite Church, by Russell Krabill, Dorsa J. Mishler, Harold J. Yoder, and Ruth Yoder.

Troyer, Chris Edwin, 95, Kalona, Iowa. Born: May 12, 1899, Kalona, Iowa, to Abraham and Anna Mueller Troyer. Died: Aug. 4, 1994, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Paul, Wilbur, Donald, Harold, John, Keith, Lois Birky, Wava Reschly, Carolyn Vaandrager , Mary Troyer; brothers and sister: Charles, Willis, Orval, Raymon, Dorothy Martin; 36 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Cora Miller Troyer (wife), Marjorie (daughter), and Cleo (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 6, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by Wayne Bohn and Calvin Yoder.

Weaver, Aaron W., 96, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Feb. 27, 1898, Ephrata Twp., Pa., to John and Mary Weaver. Died: July 30, 1994, West Earl Twp., Pa. Survivors - children: J. Paul, Carol Z., Lois Z. Weber; 9 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lydia Z. Zimmerman Weaver (wife). Funeral: Aug. 2, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by M. John Nissley and Leroy W. Martin. Burial: Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wissler, Eugene R., 86, New Holland, Pa. Born: June 8, 1907, New Holland, Pa. Died: April 21, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - wife: Marian V. Groff Wissler; children: Reid E., J. Glenn, Harold B., Clyde B; stepson: William Farmer; 11 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 25, Groffdale Mennonite Church, by Charles Wert, Curvin Buchen, and Tim Herr.

Yoder, Anna Mary Esch, 91, Atlanta, Ga. Born: June 9, 1903, Champaign County, Ohio, to Joseph and Eva Mae Plank Esch. Died: Aug. 5, 1994, Atlanta, Ga. Survivors - son: Delmar R.; sisters: Dorothy Yoder, Mildred and Arda Esch; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ralph A. Yoder (husband). Memorial service: Aug. 7, Berea Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 10, Fairview (Mich.) Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger and Ellsworth Handrich. Burial: Comins Township Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 36 - September 13, 1994


Baus, Leanna Marie Nofzinger, 74, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Nov. 1, 1919, Archbold, Ohio, to Clarence and Eliza Beck Nofzinger. Died: Aug. 20, 1994, of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Edward D. Baus; sons: Gene, Larry; sister: Lodema Maust; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24, Central Mennonite Church, by Dale Wyse and Wilmer Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Clemmer, Eva Hagey, 64, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Jan. 15, 1930, Franconia, Pa., to Jonas and Katie Clemens Hagey. Died: Aug. 15, 1994, Sellersville, Pa., of a hematoma. Survivors - husband: Marvin M. Clemmer; children: Karen Moyer, Diane Good, Richard, Wendy Alderfer, Lisa Hunsberger; siblings: Jonas and Elizabeth Hagey, Jean Miller; half sisters: Velma Derstine, Beatrice Ruth; 9 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Covenant Community Fellowship. Funeral and burial: Aug. 19, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Earl Anders.

Godshall, Eileen J. Alderfer, 56, Frederick, Pa. Born: March 4, 1938, Souderton, Pa., to Walter L. and Anna Y. Johnson Alderfer. Died: Aug. 9, 1994, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Clyde M. Godshall; children: Joanne G. Halteman, Janette G. Smith, Gerald; mother; sister: Joan Moyer; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gregory Lee (son). Congregational membership: Frederick Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 12, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Norman Kolb, Merrill Landis, and Ben F. Lapp.

Herr, Elvin G., 89, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Nov. 1, 1904, West Willow, Pa., to Henry R. and Ada Groff Herr. Died: Aug. 17, 1994, Lancaster, Pa., of respiratory failure. Survivors - children: Jean Gochnauer, Arlene Breneman, Mary Ann Denlinger; siblings: Abram, Harry, Raymond, Ada Rohrer; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura E. Herr (wife). Funeral and burial: Aug. 20, Rohrerstown Mennonite Church, by David Weaver, Millard Garrett, and Andrew Shaub.

Holsopple, Alvin R., 79, Archbold, Ohio. Born: July 1, 1915, Holsopple, Pa., to lrvin and Elizabeth Eash Holsopple. Died: Aug. 20, 1994. Survivors - wife: Naomi Alwine Holsopple; children: Mary Miller, David, Paul, Tom, Jim, Mark, Martha Miller, John; siblings: Carl, Boyd, Twila; 26 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24, Central Mennonite Church, by WaIter Stuckey and Wilmer Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Priebe, Nadine McMurry, 67, Lakewood, Colo. Born: Jan. 29, 1927, Greeley, Colo. Died: July 22, 1994, Denver, Colo., from an automobile accident. Survivors - husband: Harless Priebe; children: David McBride, Diane Atherton, Karen McCain, Kevin, Corrine, Craig, Scott; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: July 25, Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, by Mark Miller and Edward Miller . Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.

Roth, Arron B., 93. Born: Dec. 15, 1900, to Noah and Lydia Bender Roth. Died: Aug. 6, 1994, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors - wife: Melinda Iutzi Ruby; children: Grace Stere, Edith Gingerich, Glen, John; stepsons: Lyle, Clair, and Ronald Ruby; sisters: Kate Brenneman, Mary Ann Ramseyer; 18 grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 12 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gertrude Ruby Roth (first wife). Congregational membership: Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 10, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews.

Yoder, Ethel A. Thomas, 86, Johnstown, Pa. Born: May 7, 1908, Somerset County, Pa., to Reuben and Ella Croyle Thomas. Died: Aug. 19, 1994, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors - sons: Raymond, Donald; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward L. Yoder (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 22, Stahl Mennonite Church, by Harold Shenk, Mary Grace Shenk, Marvin Kaufman, and Kurt Horst.

Ziegler, Phyanna Bauman, 87, Elmira, Ont. Born: Sept. 21, 1906, Wallenstein, Ont., to Moses and Lydia Bearinger Bauman. Died: Aug. 19, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - stepdaughter: Lovina Snyder; brother: Sylvester Bauman; 6 stepgrandchildren, 6 stepgreat-grandchildren, one stepgreat-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Cyrenius Ziegler (husband). Funeral: Aug. 21, Floradale Mennonite Church, by Fred Redekop and J . Lester Kehl. Burial: Elmira Mennonite Church Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 37 - September 20, 1994


Brunk, Ruth Marie, 91, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 13, 1903, Rockingham County, Va., to Simeon and Amanda Brunk. Died: Aug. 17, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Memorial service: Heritage Haven Center, by Joseph and Edith Shenk and Dan and Catherine Longenecker. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Charles, Anna D. Landis, 78, East Petersburg, Pa. Born: July 11, 1915, East Lampeter Twp., Pa., to Abram B. and Fannie Denlinger Landis. Died: July 6, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: Hiram M. Charles; children: Benjamin L., Carolyn C. Wenger, Judy L. King; brother: Abram D. Landis; one grandchild, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: July 9, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Karl E. Steffy, John B. Shenk, and Phillip A. King.

Ebersole, Allen B., 88, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 18, 1906, Roseland, Neb., to Edwin E. and Mary A. Bennett Ebersole. Died: Aug. 21, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Nellie Miller May Ebersole; children: Gloria Hostetler, Marylin Boyer; sisters: Helen Mann, Ruth Glick; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carl and George (sons). Funeral: Aug. 24, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Willis L. Breckbill, Sylvia Shirk Charles, and Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery. He was ordained at Prairie Street Mennonite Church in 1941 and served for 30 years in Indiana and Ohio churches.

Fewkes, Jennifer Lynn, 16, Baden, Ont. Born: March 10, 1978, Kitchener, Ont., to Michael and Linda Fewkes. Died: Aug. 25, 1994, New Hamburg, Ont., from an accident. Survivors - parents; brother: Jason; grandparents: Orland and Marcella Gerber, and Eva Fewkes. Funeral and burial: Aug. 29, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen and Brice Balmer .

Halteman, Katie C. Bower, 95, Souderton, Pa. Born: July 18, 1899, Harleysville, Pa., to Aaron R. and Lizzie Ann Cassel Bower. Died: Aug. 20, 1994, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - children: Norma B. Benner, Betty Hackman, Pauline Vail, Curtis B., Paul B.; 26 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 2 greatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Preston B. Halteman (husband), Alton B. and Merrill B. (sons). Funeral: Aug. 23, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Cedric R. Benner, Steven C. Hoffman, and Calvin L. Yoder. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Longacre, Isaac K., 85, Parkerford, Pa. Born: May 6, 1909, Spring City, Pa., to Isaac S. and Ida Kolb Longacre. Died: Aug. 19, 1994, Pottstown, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Mary Gehman Longacre; children: Dorothy Weaver, I. Vernon, G. Arlene Starkey, John P., Helen Shoap, Robert A.; brother and sister: Daniel, Sarah Moyer; 17 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 23, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Garland L. Meyers and Matthew Kolb.

Martin, Allen Gehman, 61, Lakewood, Colo. Born: March 8, 1933, Lancaster, Pa., to Enos B. and Anna Gehman Martin. Died: Aug. 12, 1994, Brasilia, Brazil, homicide. Survivors - wife: Irene Zook Martin; children: Elaine, Karl, Jeffrey, Roger; brother and sisters: John, Mary Miller, Elsie, Alta Kurtz, Ellen Olmstad, Rhoda Ramer, Doris Seldomridge; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Ronald (son). Burial: Aug. 17, Brasilia, Brazil. Memorial services: Aug. 20, First Mennonite Church, Denver, Colo., by Jerry Weaver and Ann Showalter, and Ceilandia Mennonite Church, Brasilia, Brazil, by Claudio Ferreira.

Nyce, Matilda K. "Tillie" Benner, 88, Souderton, Pa. Born: March 20, 1906, Franconia, Pa., to Mahlon and Esther Kratz Benner. Died: Aug. 19, 1994, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - children: Henry B., Virginia B. Cope, Arlene B. Ruster, Elaine B. Weikel; 12 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jacob Nyce (husband). Funeral: Aug. 22, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by John M. Ehst. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Rheinheimer, Laura Kathryn Reinhardt, 95, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 19, 1899, Minier, Ill., to John J. and Lizzie Ann Miller Reinhardt. Died: Aug. 12, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Rachel E. Miller, Dora Hostetler, Lila Mishler, Florence Harnish, Floyd, Howard, Rollin, Ralph; brother and sisters: Ora Reinhardt, Mabel Schweitzer, Delcie Martin, Florence Martin, Mary Hooley, Stella Sutter; 33 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward Rheinheimer (husband). Funeral: Aug. 16, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Willis L. Breckbill, Sylvia Shirk Charles, and Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Shore Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Runion, Kenneth, 76, Broadway, Va. Born: Aug. 8, 1918, Rockingham County, Va., to Wade and Pearl Runion. Died: Aug. 22, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - son: Derwood L.; brothers and sisters: Laney, Otis, Wade, Jr., Walter, Mervin, Lillie Crider, Victorene Custer, Velma Knight, Zelda Custer, Naomi Emswiler; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Louise Velma Custer Runion (wife). Congregational membership: Crossroads Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 24, Trissels Mennonite Church, by Sam Janzen and Charles Davis.

Sands, Ida Grace Fellenbaum, 69, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Sept. 4, 1924, Lancaster County, Pa., to Clyde S. and Edna Hilton Fellenbaum. Died: Aug. 26, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: Amos L. Sands; children: Harold E., David L., Mervin D., Carolyn M. Hess, Janet L. Beamesderfer; brothers and sisters: Robert, Clyde, Fred, Daniel, and Marlin Fellenbaum, Evelyn Good, Alta Corral, Blanche Bauman; 7 grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 30, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe Sherer and Shelley Shellenberger. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Sutter, Beverly Ray, 54, Valparaiso, Ind. Born: Nov. 2, 1939, LaPorte, Ind., to Harold and Stella Reinhardt Sutter. Died: Aug. 23, 1994, Valparaiso, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - brother and sister: Donald, Pat Bechtel. Funeral and burial: Aug. 26, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray and Jerry Kandel.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 38 - September 27, 1994


Beisel, Mildred P. Knavel, 82, Windber, Pa. Born: Aug. 20, 1912, Adams Twp., Pa., to Cloyd and Cora Heller Knavel. Died: Aug. 22, 1994, Johnstown, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - -husband: Clair Beisel; children: June Horst, Ruth Hostetler , Leroy; siblings: Erma Rose, Evelyn French, Darlene Kauffman, Omer, Marlin, and Vernon Knavel; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Aug. 25, Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, by Marvin L. Kaufman. Burial: Richland Cemetery.

Derkovic, Kathy L. Breckenridge, 45, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Aug. 21, 1949, Mogadore, Ohio, to John P. and Pearl Mae Long Breckenridge. Died: Sept. 6, 1994, Akron, Ohio, of diabetes. Survivors - daughters: Michelle Miller, Teri Higgins; brother and sister: Jack Breckenridge, Patti Harlin; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 9, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Goshow, Irene Keller, 71, Hatfield, Pa. Born: Oct. 30, 1922, Telford, Pa., to Harvey S. and Florence Souder Keller. Died: Aug. 26, 1994, Lansdale, Pa. Survivors - husband: Henry; children: Sandra J. Wampole, Carol A. Heatwole, Beverly K. Kochsmeire, Lowell, Glenn, Leon, Rodney; brothers and sisters: Erma S. Alderfer, Sally S. Clemens, Harvey S., Jr., and Stuart S. Keller; 17 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 30, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine.

Hackman, Mildred D. Freed, 66, Lewisburg, Pa. Born: Souderton, Pa., to Elmer and Elsie Derstine Freed. Died: Aug. 12, 1994, Lewisburg, Pa. Survivors - husband: Roland R. Hackman; sons: Dale E., R. Lamar; mother; brother and sister: Glenn Freed, Doris Nice; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by an infant daughter. Funeral and burial: Aug. 15, Plains Mennonite Church, by Marvin Freed and Floyd Hackman.

Holsopple, Mary J., 91, Versailles, Mo. Born: Jan. 2, 1903, Versailles, Mo., to William and Priscilla Wenger Holsopple. Died: Aug. 9, 1994, Versailles, Mo. Funeral and burial: Aug. 12, Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, by Joe Diener.

Holsopple, Timothy Jacob, Hollsopple, Pa., stillborn, Aug. 27,1994, Somerset, Pa., to Ernest and Dianne Mason Holsopple. Survivors - siblings: Dale, Mark, Beth; grandparents: Elvin and Rena Holsopple and George and Elaine Mason. Predeceased by: Adam (stillborn brother). Funeral: Aug. 28, Mason Funeral Home, by Marvin L. Kaufman. Burial: Blough Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Knarr, Milford, 76, Waterloo, Ont. Born: Oct. 16, 1917, Waterloo, Ont., to Noah and Magdalena Heer Knarr. Died: Aug. 20, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - wife: Erma Everatt Knarr; sons: David, Gary; brothers: Clayton, Lloyd; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 23, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Doug Snyder, Renee Sauder, and Pat Falk.

Moyer, Ernest K., 78, Quakertown, Pa. Born: April 14, 1916, to C. Warren and Annie Moyer. Died: Aug. 11, 1994, of cancer. Survivors - wife: Vema Hackman Moyer; children: Ivan H., Leon H., Eileen Knechel; siblings: Stanley, Miriam Halteman, Pearl Smith; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 14, Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church, by Larry Moyer and Glen Alderfer. He was ordained September 1950 and served at Rocky Ridge Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa., for 44 years.

Nafziger, Everett C., 64, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 14, 1929, to Elmer and Lillie Nafziger. Died: Aug. 29, 1994, Pettisville, Ohio, from an automobile accident. Survivors - wife: Ruth Gisel Nafziger; sons: Randy, Doug; brothers: Carl, Gerald; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Louise Crossgrove Nafziger (first wife). Congregational membership: Central Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 2, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by Dale Wyse, James Roynon, and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Nice, Alverda Stump, 81, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 22, 1912, Lancaster County, Pa., to Martin and Stella Whitcraft Stump. Died: Aug. 28, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - sons: Russell S., Jr., Leroy, W. Leon; stepsister: Dorothy Keller; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Russell S. Nice (husband). Funeral: Aug. 30, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Doug Jantzi and Dan Lapp. Burial: Plains Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schlabach, Elias, 101, Sarasota, Fla. Born: June 19, 1893, Nappanee, Ind., to Shem and Sarah Swartzendruber Schlabach. Died: Aug. 31, 1994, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors - wife: Beulah Schrock Schlabach; children: Clara Yoder , Alva, David, Mildred Miller; 22 grandchildren, 42 greatgrandchildren, 7 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Minnie Lantz Schlabach (first wife), and Sylvia Schrock, Shem, Clayton, Dorothy, Sanford, James (children). Funeral: Sept. 5, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Don Augsburger and John Shenk. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Shantz, Lloyd Stanley, 89, Listowel, Ont. Born: Oct. 22, 1904, Williamsburg, Ont., to Wendall R. and Priscilla Swartz Shantz. Died: Aug. 27, 1994, Listowel, Ont. Survivors - sons: Ellis, Merle, Royal, Calvin; siblings: Clayton, Vinetta Witmer, Dorothy Snyder; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beatrice Snider Shantz (wife). Funeral and burial: Aug. 30, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder, Doug Snyder, and Pat Falk.

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