Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1995

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Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 14 - April 4, 1995


Alderfer, Henry R., 78, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Aug. 24, 1916, Souderton, Pa., to Horace and Dora Ruth Alderfer. Died: Feb. 20, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of pancreatitis and pneumonia. Survivors - wife: Catherine Greaser Alderfer; daughters: Doreen Clemmer, Linda Grasse; siblings: Robert, Frank, Kathryn Schmell, Dorothy Race; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Wallace Jantz.

Breneman, Marlene Grace Shettler, 61, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Dec. 1, 1933, Johnson County, Iowa, to William and Gertrude Hochstetler Shettler. Died: Feb. 9, 1995, Kalona, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors - husband: Wally Brenneman; sons: Erick, Tom; siblings: James and William Shettler, Joann Weaver; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 22, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Dan Johnston. Burial: Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Kochsmeier, Henry Leroy, 70. Born: Jan. 15, 1925, Casa Grande, Ariz., to Henry D. and Anna E. Allison Kochsmeier. Died: March 6, 1995, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors - wife: Mary Eleanor Miller Kochsmeier; son: David; 3 grandchildren. Memorial service: March 9, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 11, Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, by Dean Swartzendruber. Burial: Clearfork Cemetery.

Martin, Moses, 81, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Jan. 27, 1914, St. Jacobs, Ont., to Simeon and Susannah Brubacher Martin. Died: Feb. 15, 1995, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - wife: Alice Drudge Martin; children: Paul, Shirley Larsen, Carol Weber, Ella Brubacher, Ruth Brenneman, Richard, Rhoda Seibert; siblings: Elizabeth, Esther Shantz, Selina Frey, Rebecca Frey, Susannah Clemmer; 11 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 19, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

Myers, Lillian Francis Baylie, 85, Saegertown, Pa. Born: July 10, 1909, Hamilton, Ont., to Heber Archibold and Kate Elisabeth Swaish Baylie. Died: Feb. 20, 1955, Saegertown, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - husband: Ivan H. Myers; children: Herman F., Robert H., John A., Arthur I., Walter H., Daniel W., Kenneth L.; 29 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dorothy (infant daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 22, Sunnyside Mennonite Church, by Arthur Hunsberger, Herman F. Myers, and Nelson Martin.

Savanick, Paul, 83, Scottdale, Pa. Born: March 20, 1911, Footedale, Pa., to Michael and Suzanna Kuba Savanick. Died: March 8, 1995, Mt. Pleasant, Pa. Survivors - wife: Feme Edith Hernley Savanick; children: Reuben H., Rosetta Brown, Elsa Works; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eli Michael (son). Funeral: March 11, Mennonite Church of Scottdale, by John E. Sharp. Burial: Scottdale Cemetery.

Schultz, Joseph, 79. Born: Feb. 29, 1916, Lamar, Colo., to Harry and Emma Reich Schultz. Died: Jan. 21, 1995, Buhl, Idaho. Survivors - wife: Nellie Selzer Schultz; son: Don. Congregational membership: Filer Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 25, Farmer Funeral Chapel, by George Leppert. Burial: West End Cemetery.

Turner, Zack M., II, 89, Broadway, Va. Born: May 31, 1905, West Virginia, to Benjamin F. and Susan Smith Turner. Died: Feb. 1, 1995, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - wife: Kathryn Shank Turner; children: Lowell E., Emily T. Everling, Margaret Ann; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary E. Suter Turner (first wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 4, Trissels Mennonite Church, by Paul G. Conrad and David Burroughs.

Wismer, Luanna Cressman, 84, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Nov. 11, 1910, Waterloo Twp., Ont., to Levi and Elmina Woolner Cressman. Died: March 10, 1995, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - husband: Henry Wismer; children: Glenn, Ronald, Evelyn Wake, Gloria Cloutier, Judith; brothers and sisters: Earl Cressman, Ruth Thomas, Aleda Cassel; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 13, Preston Mennonite Church, by Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Hagey Cemetery.

Yoder, Alvin, 82, Shreve, Ohio. Born: Feb. 5, 1913, Berlin, Ohio, to Noah C. and Fannie Miller Yoder. Died: March 9, 1995, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Katie Mullet Yoder; children: Paul, Marion, Verton, Anna Aileen Bender; foster daughter: Ruby Miller; sister: Amanda Weaver; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 12, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by David Tennefoss. Burial: Moorhead Mennonite Church Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 15 - April 11, 1995


Chupp, Ray, 87, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Oct. 14, 1907, Marshall County, Ind., to Eli and Sarah Slabaugh Chupp. Died: March 11, 1995, Bremen, Ind., of a brain tumor. Survivors - wife: Ada Yoder Chupp; children: Merl, Carlyle, Wayne, Shirley Glenn; 9 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: March 14, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger and Clell Kandel. Burial: Union Center Cemetery.

Greaser, Pearl Hershberger, 100, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 31, 1894, Garden City, Mo., to Daniel and Mary Kropf Hershberger. Died: Jan. 1, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Ruby Hathaway, Lawrence, Earl; brother: Harold Hershberger; 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Charles Greaser (husband), and Harold and Glen (sons). Funeral: Jan. 3, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner, and Jan. 4, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Robert Harnish. Burial: Roanoke Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hirschey, Ralph V., 76, Croghan, N. V. Born: April 27, 1918, Castorland, N.Y., to John C. and Rose Kohler Hirschey. Died: March 18, 1995, Lowville, N.Y. Survivors - wife: Pearl H. Lehman Hirschey; children: Trinda Bishop, Jeffrey R., Suzanne Jenack; brother and sisters: Raymond, Beatrice Bachman, Mae Jackson; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 21, First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, N.Y., by Lester Bauman.

Jantzi, Verda Rozella Mast, 80, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 3, 1914, Shipshewana, Ind., to Ammon J. and Katie Hooley Mast. Died: Feb. 21, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Edith J. Rice, Clayton J., Carol Joy J., Paula Jan J.; brother: Arnmon J. Mast; half brother: James A. Mast; stepsister: Anna Mae Petit. Predeceased by: Andrew Jantzi (husband). Congregational membership: Palm Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 26, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger, David R. Miller, and Dan Yutzy. Burial: Sunnyside Mennonite Cemetery.

Kraybill, Emily R., 97, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: March 4, 1898, Lancaster County, Pa., to Peter S. and Sarah N. Kraybill. Died: March 8, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 13, Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa., by Shelley Shellenberger, Ralph Ginder, and Robert Martin. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Metzler, Homer B., 89, Manheim, Pa. Born: Nov. 2, 1905, Penn Twp., Pa., to Herman and Amanda Brubaker Metzler. Died: Feb. 12, 1995, Lancaster, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Grace Hershey Metzler; daughters: Ruth C. Nissley, Jean Hoover; siblings: John B., Elam B., Howard B., Lizzie Brubaker; 10 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 15, Erb Mennonite Church, by Lester L. Zimmerman, Martin R. Nolt, and Lloyd B. Keller. Burial: East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Miller, Ida D. Yoder, 83, Yoder, Kan. Born: Aug. 23, 1911, Yoder, Kan., to David and Mary Kauffman Yoder. Died: March 13, 1995, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - husband: Richard L. Miller; brother and sister: Levi and Elizabeth Yoder. Funeral: March 16, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Peter E. Hartman. Burial: Yoder Cemetery.

Priebe, Harless Waine, 76, Lakewood, Colo. Born: Sept. 2, 1919, Parker, Colo., to Albert August and Berta Viola Ground Priebe. Died: March 4, 1995, Lakewood, Colo., of cancer. Survivors - children: John, Judith Wilson, Kevin, Corrine, Craig, Scott, Karen McBride, Diane Atherton; sister: Grace Moss; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: N a dine Priebe (wife). Funeral: March 8, Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, by Mark G. Miller and Edward Miller. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.

Rhodes, Delphia Elizabeth, 92, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 4, 1903, Rockingham County, Va., to Samuel H. and Priscilla M. Holsinger Rhodes. Died: March 8, 1995, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - sister: Ina R. Coffman. Funeral and burial: March 11, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph C. Shenk and Daniel D. Rodes.

Smucker, Oma Hershberger, 70, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 4, 1924, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to William and Manerva Hershberger. Died: Dec. 21, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Arthur A. Smucker; children: Douglas, Brian, Donald, Cynthia Marcus, Carol, Robert; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 21, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Spurgeon, Drusilla Horner, 86, Greentown, Ind. Born: Oct. 25, 1908, Manistee, Mich., to Joseph and Emma Kendall Homer. Died: March 10, 1995, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors - brother: Roscoe Horner. Predeceased by: Reynold "Skeet" Spurgeon (husband). Funeral: March 14, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Ralph G., 75. Born: Nov. 21, 1919, Atglen, Pa., to Joseph H. and Emma Stoltzfus. Died: Feb. 23, 1995, in an automobile accident. Survivors - wife: Frances L. Shetler Stoltzfus; daughters: Jean L. Groff, Audrey K. McClure, Sharon L. Hostetter; foster daughter: Alice G. Parker; siblings: Ivan L., Fern Umble, Anna J. Buckwalter. Funeral and burial: Feb. 27, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Philip M. Freed and J. Richard Umble.

Yoder, Merton W., 84, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 20, 1910, Iowa County, Iowa, to Will and Edie Yoder. Died: March 15, 1995, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Lynn, Lois Gorla, Mary Charnes, Dori Yoder; siblings: Ona, Cordelle, Rollie; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Loretta C. Gascho Yoder (wife). Funeral and burial: March 18, West Union Mennonite Church, by Merv Birky and David L. Yoder.

Zimmerman, Lester J., 76, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 16, 1918, Conway, Kan., to John P. and Ada Showalter Zimmerman. Died: Dec. 26, 1994, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors - wife: Erma Zook Zimmerman; children: Judy Herr, Mary Jane, John, Ronald; brother and sisters: Dale, Gladys Sprunger, Nell Miller; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 16 - April 18, 1995


Beiler, Isaac K., 90, Mifflinburg, Pa. Born: Oct. 31, 1904, Elverson, Pa., to Levi and Sarah Stoltzfus Beiler. Died: March 6, 1995, Mifflinburg, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Anna Fisher Beiler; children: Ada B. Ginder, Anna Mary Hoover , Martha B. Deitrich, Clarence W., Elam W., Naomi W. Keiper, Verna M. Buckwalter, Arlene M. Gipe; sister and brothers: Martha Stoltzfus, Irvin E., Harvey S.; 36 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Fannie B. Beiler (first wife), and Irene M. (daughter). Funeral: March 10, Shekinah Christian Fellowship, by Howard E. Weaver and Marvin M. Freed. Burial: Boyer Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Birkey, Clarence, 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 9, 1908, Fisher, Ill., to Andrew and Elizabeth Litwiller Birkey. Died: Feb. 10, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Vietta Zimmerman Birkey; children: Ron, Roger, Barbara, Carol Miller; brother and sister: Harvey, Esther Oyer; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 13, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Christophel, Harold M., 82, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 11, 1912, Wakarusa, Ind., to Ira C. and Emma Loucks Christophel. Died: March 18, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Ruth N. Kauffman Christophel; sons: Sanford K., Robert A., Eldon C., David W., H. Levon, Paul J., Joseph D.; brother and sisters: James, Esther, Florence Stauffer; 19 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Waterford Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 22, Pine Grove Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller, Willis L. Breckbill, and Thomas Schwartz. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery. He was ordained in 1966 and served the Heath Street (now Pine Grove) Mennonite Church for 14 years.

Garber, Anna Wehrli, 90, Spring Bay, Ill. Born: Oct. 4, 1904, Spring Bay, Ill., to Jacob and Anna Wyss Wehrli. Died: March 12, 1995, Morton, Ill. Survivors - children: Ralph, Dorothy Springer, Leanna Knapp, Clarabell Springer, Kathleen Sue, Rae Jean Schwagmeyer; 24 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ray Garber (husband). Funeral: March 15, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Gerig, Mary Kay Ramseyer, 71, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 1, 1923, Smithville, Ohio, to Alvin and Mary Ellen Schrock Ramseyer. Died: Jan. 21, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Virgil M. Gerig; children: Christine Thoegersen, Elinor, Beth B. Bontrager, David, Richard; brothers and sisters: Alvin and Arden Ramseyer, Edna Kaufman, Erma Johnson, Esther Miller, Frances Gundy, Phyllis Miller; 10 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 26, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

King, Irene Elizabeth Smucker, 83, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Dec. 2, 1911, West Liberty, Ohio, to Christian and Ida Belle Yoder Smucker. Died: March 11, 1995, West Liberty, Ohio, of heart failure. Survivors - children: Kingsley D., Nolan, Nathaniel R.; sisters: Christina and Isabel Smucker; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Forest E. King (husband). Funeral and burial: March 14, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger and J. Wesley Yoder.

Martin, Celeste Marie Easton, 33, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Dec. 21, 1961, to Paul and Elva Wright Easton. Died: Feb. 9, 1995, Ephrata, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Sheldon Martin; sons: Brian J., Kevin P.; sister: Rebecca M. Wehr. Funeral and burial: Feb. 13, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Petersheim.

Miller, Vernon G., 92, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 2, 1902, White Pigeon, Mich., to G. Monroe and Anna Miller. Died: March 24, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Mary Bradley, Carol Tice, Shirley Hamilton, Betty Gruber, George S., Lester, James A., Jesse R.; sister: Ruth Kauffman; 41 grandchildren, 55 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rosa Ann Metzler Miller (wife). Funeral: March 27, Prairie Street Mennonite Church, by Dorsa J. Mishler, Russell Krabill, Harry Gascho, and Harold Yoder. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Monk, Emma V. Egli, 73, Eureka, Ill. Born: Feb. 5, 1922, Shelbyville, Ill., to Reuben and Matilda Eigsti Egli. Died: March 15, 1995, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - children: Kevin, Dan, Kim, Nancy Bridgwater; brothers and sister: Chris, Glen, Ben and, John Egli, and Jeanette Viets; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Neal J. Monk (husband). Funeral: March 18, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt. Burial: Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.

Nafziger, Frank R., 92, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 3, 1902, Holden, Mo., to Daniel and Barbara Rich Nafziger. Died: March 23, 1995, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Mabel Egli Nafziger; daughter: Virginia Doehrmann; sisters: Christina Crenshaw, Ann Yoder; 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kathryn Sommers Nafziger (first wife). Funeral: March 27, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Shenk, Anna M. Keener, 86, Lancaster, Pa. Born: July 30, 1908, Lampeter, Pa., to Harry M. and Emma K. Kreider Keener. Died: March 23, 1995, Lancaster, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Elma M. Delp, Paul L.; brothers and sister: John, Lester, and Elizabeth Keener; 6 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Amos M. Shenk (husband), stillborn infant daughter, and Clyde (son). Funeral and burial: March 27, River Corner Mennonite Church, by David Thomas, Lester Denlinger, and Glenn Shenk.

Sommers, Chancey A., 74, Canton, Ohio. Born: May 10, 1920, Midland, Mich., to David and Eldora Schloneger Sommers. Died: March 25, 1995, Canton, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors - brothers and sister: Lloyd, William, Buelah. Funeral: March 29, Karlo & Sons Funeral Home, by Dan Graber. Burial: Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Steiner, Stephen "Paul," 20, Dalton, Ohio. Born: Dec. 23, 1974, Guatemala City, Guatemala, to Carlos Emilio and Elizabeth Santos Moscoso and adopted in 1986 by Stephen and Beverly Steiner. Died: March 16, 1995, Wichita, Kan., of lupus. Survivors - brothers and sister: Clyde, Eric, Landon, Lydell, Maria. Congregational membership: Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: March 20, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Glenn Steiner, Ron Williams, and Hubert Brown.

Wenger, Daryl, 70, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 16, 1925, South English, Iowa, to Clark and Mamie Cook Wenger. Died: Feb. 17, 1995, Naples, Fla. Survivors - wife: Peggy Hann Wenger; children: K ay Creasey, Janice, Marcia Ertel; brothers: Paul, Dale; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alice Sutter Wenger (first wife). Funeral: Feb. 22, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Rachel Fisher. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Wenger, John C., 84, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 25, 1910, Honey Brook, Pa., to Aaron and Martha Rock Wenger. Died: March 26, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Daniel Martin, John Paul, Mary Lois Weaver, Elizabeth Anne; brothers and sisters: Warren, Herbert, Ruth Rosenberger, Thelma Harley; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Detweiler Wenger (wife). Funeral: April 2, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Art Smoker, Russell Krabill, and Paul Mininger. Burial: Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery. He served as minister for 51 years and bishop for 44 years. He also taught at Goshen College and Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. He was author of numerous articles and books, including What Mennonites Believe. He also served on the translation committee for the New International Version of the Bible.

Whitlock, Eilen A. Klopfenstein Aschliman, 82, Stryker, Ohio. Born: March 20, 1912, Wauseon, Ohio, to Aaron and Jemima Aeschliman Klopfenstein. Died: March 8, 1995, Stryker, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Raymond Whitlock; daughter: Carol Burdick; stepchildren: Joan Bouman, Elaine Jaggers, Ruth Ann Hammond, Norman, David, Marlin, Stanley, Richard, Merrill, and Neal Whitlock; brother and sisters: Arthur and Doris Klopfenstein, Mabel Stuckey, Frances Beck; 33 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond Aschliman (first husband) and three infant children. Funeral and burial: March 11, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Walter Stuckey and Allen Rutter.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 17 - April 25, 1995


Detweiler, Paul D., 92, Telford, Pa. Born: May 12, 1902, Sellersville, Pa., to Jonas and Clara Derstine Detweiler. Died: March 29, 1995, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - wife: Maggie M. Frederick Detweiler; children: Walter F., Miriam F. Rice, Anna Mae Boehret; sister: Esther D.; 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Franconia Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 1, Souderton Mennonite Homes Chapel, by Russell M. Detweiler, John M. Ehst, and Steven E. Landis. Burial: Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery.

Erb, Betty, 65, Cambridge, Ont., Born: Feb. 6, 1930, Mornington Twp., Ont., to Chris and Mattie Gerber Erb. Died: March 17, 1995, Cambridge, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Vema Leis, Earl, Clara Meyers, Wilma Good, Raymond, Erma Shantz, Grace Buehler, Doris Vantright, Eleanor Mast, Lloyd, Helen Ewing. Funeral and burial: March 21, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr.

Lehman, Grace Burkholder , 97, Orrville, Ohio. Born: June 29, 1897, Smithville, Ohio, to Simon and Emma Musser Burkholder. Died: March 1, 1995, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors - children: Roland, Doyle, Opal Rich wine, Bessie Young, LaVonne Frank, Verla Barber; 32 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey Lehman (husband) and Delmar (son). Funeral and burial: March 3, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Norma Duerksen and James Schrag.

Miller, Mattie Grieser, 81, West Point, Neb. Born: Jan. 31, 1914, Beefier, Neb., to Jacob and Rachel Erb Grieser. Died: March 13, 1995, West Point, Neb., of a stroke. Survivors - daughter: Janet Kottich; brothers and sisters: Allan and Dale Grieser, Lois Kauffman, Rose Wittrig, Bessie Hargis; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Archie H. Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: March 16, Beefier Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen.

Mininger, Eva K. Nice, 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 2, 1905, Hilltown Twp., Pa., to Henry M. and Melinda Keller Nice. Died: March 20, 1995, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - husband: Charles B. Mininger; children: Earl N., Charles N., Lois Donaldson; sister: Katie Moyer; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 25, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Russell B. Musselman.

Nace, Raymond K., 89, Forksville, Pa. Born: Feb. 17, 1906, Hatfield Twp., to William and Elizabeth Kulp Nace. Died: March 22, 1995, Towanda, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Willard, Alice Kulp, Anna Moyer. Predeceased by: Evelyn Nice Nace (wife). Funeral: March 25, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, by Russell B. Musselman. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Oyer, Esther Birkey, 87, Indianola, Iowa. Born: Oct. 9, 1907, Dewey, Ill., to Andrew and Elizabeth Litwiller Birkey. Died: March 24, 1995, Indianola, Iowa. Survivors - son: Marvin; brother: Harvey Birkey; 5 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Lester Oyer (husband). Funeral: March 27, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery, Deer Creek, Ill.

Schrock, Bertha Heyerly, 96, Albany, Ore. Born: June 26, 1898, Albany, Ore., to John and Elizabeth Neuschwander Heyerly. Died: March 31, 1995, Albany, Ore. Survivors - children: Eldon, Perry, Dora Willems, Florence Gerig; brothers: Ernest and Melvin Heyerly; 24 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer Schrock (husband). Funeral and burial: April 5, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey and Clarence Gerig.

Shantz, E. Clare, 81, Ontario. Born: March 26, 1914, Kitchener, Ont., to Titus and Mary Ann Dettweiler Schantz. Died: April 4, 1995, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Elizabeth, John; siblings: Melvin, Anna Cressman; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 7, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.

Smucker, Benjamin L., 87, W ooster , Ohio. Born: March 27, 1907, Smithville, Ohio, to Noah and Kate Gerig Smucker. Died: March 9, 1995, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors - daughters: Pauline, Arlene Moore, Geneva Horst, Alice Lehman; sister: Grace Troyer; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anna Belle Buchwalter Smucker (wife) and Ellen Ritter (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 13, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Jim Schrag and Norma Duerksen.

Streicher, David K., 49, Millbank, Ont. Born: April 25, 1945, Mornington Twp., Ont., to Gideon and Annie Kuepfer Streicher. Died: Dec. 21, 1994, Millbank, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Eva J Jantzi Streicher; children: Joyce, Marlene, and Loretta Kuepfer, Merton, Perry, Juanita, Murray; brothers and sisters: Ezra, Cornelius, Eva and Fanny Kuepfer; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 24, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr.

Troyer, Laura M. Weaver, 95, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 12, 1899, Elkhart County, Ind., to Nathan and Clara Holdeman Weaver. Died: March 31, 1995, Goshen, Ind., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Maxine Schmidt, Donald; sister: Christine Weaver, 11 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oscar Troyer (husband). Funeral: April 5, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert Shreiner and Vernon Bontreger. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery.

Weese, Edith L., 80, Souderton, Pa. Born: May 10, 1914, Ridgeley, W.Va., to John William and Nina G. Lark Weese. Died: March 28, 1995, Souderton, Pa., of pneumonia, cancer, and Alzheimer's disease. Survivors - sister: Gladys Weese Argent. Funeral: March 31, Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home, by Truman H. Brunk. Burial: Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Widmer, Grace G. Miller, 75. Born: May 3, 1919, Milford, Neb., to John M. and Magdalena Hauder Miller. Died: March 25, 1995, Salem, Ore. Survivors - husband: Dan Widmer; children: Gaylord, Judy, Carol, Ellen Larrew, Anita Classen; siblings: Earl, Dale, Roland, Vyral Vannoy; 6 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Salem Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: March 29, Zion Mennonite Church, by John Willems, Carl Newswanger, and Richard Regier.

Yoder, Jonas J., 86. Born: March 13, 1909, Belleville, Pa., to Samuel R. and Jemima E. Yoder. Died: March 26, 1995, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - son: Keith E.; sisters: Katie, Julia Hartzler. Predeceased by: Estella P. Harshbarger Yoder (wife). Funeral and burial: March 29, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook and Erie Renno.

Zimmerly, Noah G., 89, Sterling, Ohio. Born: 1905, Dalton, Ohio, to Jacob and Anna Geiser Zimmerly. Died: April 3, 1995, Sterling, Ohio. Survivors - children: John, James, Paul, Tim, Noah, Ruth Kurtz, Martha; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elva Blough Zimmerly (wife). Funeral and burial: April 8, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

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