Gospel Herald Obituaries - December, 1995

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Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 47 - December 5, 1995

Bergey, Linda Brubaker, 42, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 31, 1952, Logansport, Ind., to Dean and Vivian Bowman Brubaker. Died: Sept. 19, 1995, Indianapolis, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Roy M. Bergey; daughters: Lisa R., Krista H.; parents; brother and sister: Clifford Brubaker, Joyce Yoder. Congregational membership: Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship. Funeral: Sept. 23, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Richard A. Litwiller. Burial: Locust Grove Mennonite Cemetery.

Freed, Anthony Mark, 16, Christiana, Pa. Born: June 24, 1979, Christiana, Pa., to Philip M. and Susan E. Engle Freed. Died: Sept. 7, 1995, of injuries from an automobile accident. Survivors-parents; brother: P. Michael; grandparents: Paul and Barbara A. Eby, and Irene K. Freed. Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Petersheim, J. Richard Umble, and R. Clair Umble.

Frey, Delores Ann Short, 68, Cardington, Ohio. Born: July 12, 1927, Stryker, Ohio, to Raymond and Alta Amstutz Short. Died: Nov. 7, 1995, Cardington, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Willard Frey; children: Lee, Sue Ann Overholt, Mary Jo Wilson, Peggy Arndt; brothers and sisters: Robert and James Short, Mary Stipe, Jean Frey; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 10, Gilead Mennonite Church, by Glenn Martin and Murray Krabill. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Gingerich, Reuben, 77, Ailsa Craig, Ont. Born: April 25, 1918, Stanley Twp., Ont., to Samuel and Sarah Gingerich. Died: Oct. 28, 1995, Strathroy, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Fanny Bender Gingerich; children: Ruth Martin, Donna McClellan, Pauline Ross, Keith, Yvonne Gillies, Susan Bice; brothers and sister: Amos, Roy, Curtis, Verna Ropp; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Oct. 31, Nairn Mennonite Church, by Mary Mae Schwartzentruber.

Good, Garis S., 93, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: April 23, 1902, Elizabethtown, Pa., to Reuben and Fannie Shearer Good. Died: Nov. 1, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-children: Harold E., Arlene Stauffer; brother and sister: Herman, Anna Ebersole; 6 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Verna Marshall Good (wife). Congregational membership: Elizabethtown Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 4, Mennonite Home, by Richard H. Frank, Wayne Lawton, and Walter L. Keener. Burial: Good Mennonite Cemetery.

Helmuth, Jerry, 81, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Jan. 17, 1914, Nappanee, Ind., to John E. and Mattie Stutzman Helmuth. Died: Nov. 4, 1995, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors-daughters: Barb Albrecht, Shirley Bachman; brother and sisters: Henry, Iona Borkholder, Emma Schmeltz, Elizabeth Mullet; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Helmuth (wife). Funeral: Nov. 8, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Martin, Mary Steckle, 83, Zurich, Ont. Born: Oct. 21, 1912, to Menno and Elizabeth Steckle. Died: Oct. 29, 1995, Zurich, Ont. Survivors-children: Ann McBride, Ruth Hamilton, Ruby, Reta Steckle, Olive, Leroy, Irla, Mahlon; brothers and sisters: Oliver, Asa, Hannah Smith, Celinda Martin; 25 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Martin (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 1, Zurich Mennonite Church, by Philip and Julie Bender.

Mauws, Viola K. Roth, 84, Archbold, Ohio. Born: July 25, 1911, Elmira, Ohio, to Daniel and Catherine Reichhardt Roth. Died: Nov. 10, 1995, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors- brothers: Earl and Carl Roth. Predeceased by: Julius Mauws (husband). Congregational membership: Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 12, Short Funeral Home, by Dee Swartz. Burial: Archbold Cemetery.

Naffziger, Marie, 78. Born: June 6, 1917, Crystal Springs, Kan., to Joe and Nora Mast Naffziger. Died: Oct. 16, 1995, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-brother and sister: Roy, Josephine Schmidt. Burial: Crystal Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Mary Dyck and Vernon Whitmore.

Nelson, Orpha May, 93. Born: Sept. 23, 1902, LaGrange County, Ind., to Josiah J. and Magdalena Yoder Miller. Died: Oct. 26, 1995, Sturgis, Mich. Survivors-children: Wilbur, Clarence, and Ralph Troyer, Mary Louise Neff, Shirley Neff; stepson: Devon Nelson; 43 grandchildren, 65 great-grandchildren, 5 great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rollen Nelson (second husband) and Jerry C. Troyer (first husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 28, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Homer.

Nussbaum, Harvey, 83, Mount Eaton, Ohio. Born: April 2, 1912, Kidron, Ohio, to Sam E. and Lina Amstutz Nussbaum. Died: Nov. 12, 1995, Mount Eaton, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Evelyn Amstutz Nussbaum; children: Phyllis Gerber , Howard, Bob, Harry, Phil; brothers and sisters: George, William, Esther Steffen, Edna Hilty, Pauline Gerber, Verena Steiner; 13 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harold Dean (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 15, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Herman Myers and Harlan Steffen.

Peachey, Joseph Levi, 91, Belleville, Pa. Born: Jan. 4, 1904, Belleville, Pa., to David E. and Mattie Hostetler Peachey. Died: Nov. 3, 1995, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors- wife: Helen Buchka Peachey; children: Ester Yoder, Carl D., Rhoda, Vivian Bender, Betty Hoover, Evelyn Pope; 16 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Minerva Glick Peachey (first wife), Mary Ellen (daughter), and Donald D. (son). Funeral: Nov. 6, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Shrock, Henry M., 61, Tempe, Ariz. Born: March 3, 1934, Milford, Ind., to Monroe D. and Maryann C. Hochsteller Shrock. Died: Nov. 2, 1995, Tempe, Ariz., of leukemia. Survivors-wife: Sandra Matter Shrock; children: Karen, Alan, David, Donald, Carol Kratt; brothers and sister: Daniel, Alvin, Barbara Byler; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 5, Koinonia Mennonite Church, by Donald E. Yoder. Cremated.

Smith, Mary Ellen, 93, Souderton, Pa. Born: Feb. 9, 1902, Morwood, Pa., to Isaiah and Annie Detweiler Funk. Died: Nov. 4, 1995, Souderton, Pa. Survivors- daughter: Pauline Nice; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. prede ceased by: Harvey O. Smith (husband) and Paul M. Hackman (son). Funeral and burial: Nov. 8, Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, by Floyd Hackman, John Ehst, Steve Landis, and Curtis Bergey.

Smith, Raymond, 84, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Aug. 1, 1911, Jenningston, W. Va., to Jasper and Dora Teter Smith. Died: Sept. 16, 1995, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors- wife: Marie Vance Bradfield Smith; children: Patricia Smith Cooper, Reeta Smith Clous, Eunice Smith Blizzard; stepchildren: Lorraine B. Good, Chester L. Bradfield, Lois B. Payne; half-sisters: Esther Smith Ratliff, Catherine Smith Hammond; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 7 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ethel Mullenax Smith (first wife) and Ruth Cooper Smith (second wife). Congregational membership: Harrisonburg Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 20, Church of God, by Harvey Vance. Burial: Laurel Hill Cemetery.

Snyder, Virgil L., 76, Orrville, ohio. Born: 1919, Holmes County, Ohio, to John and Glenna Ross Snyder. Died: Oct. 29, 1995, Massillon, Ohio. Survivors- wife: Ruth Zuercher Shetler Snyder; son: Kenneth; stepchildren: Reuben, Robert, and Richard Shetler, Nancy Abiade, Vivian Schwartz, Dorothy Pearce; sisters: Mabel Brenneman, Jennie Miller; 11 step grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arlene 0. Wyss Snyder (first wife). Funeral: Nov. 1, Smithville Mennonite Church, by Richard Ross, Calvin Hammond, and Zawdie Abiade. Burial: Kidron Mennonite Church Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 48 - December 12, 1995

Bute, Mattie Hartzler, 90, Garden City, Mo. Born: March 4, 1905, East Lynne, Mo., to Noah and Mary E. Yoder Hartzler. Died: Nov. 13, 1995, La Junta, Colo. Survivors-children: James, Virginia Birkey, Neva Shetler, Barbara Bender; brother: Ernest Hartzler; 18 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: James Bute (husband). Funeral: Nov. 16, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, by Merritt Welty. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Hesson, Edward J., 45, Jerome, Pa. Born: Jan. 3, 1950, Philadelphia, Pa., to Walter and Dolly Hesson. Died: Nov. 14, 1995, Jerome, Pa., of Hodgkin's disease. Survivors-wife: Marilyn Folk Hesson; daughters: Amanda Joy, Krista Noelle; brothers: James, Robert, Larry, John. Congregational membership: Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Nov. 18, Blough Mennonite Church, by James Leaman, Richard Mininger, and Kurt Horst.

King, John W., 72, Wagontown, Pa. Born: July 9, 1923, Elverson, Pa., to Thomas and Hannah Fisher King. Died: Oct. 17,1995, Coatesville, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Adeline Nafziger King; children: Carolyn Runyon, J. William, Fred M., Sanford L., Patricia Schrock; brother and sisters: Lloyd, Miriam Mast, Ruth Wall; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 23, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Omer King, Clair Umble, and Melville Nafziger. Burial: Sandy Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Roeschley, Frieda R., 92, Flanagan, Ill. Born: Feb. 4, 1903, Flanagan, Ill., to John and Elizabeth Orendorff Roeschley. Died: Oct. 31, 1995, Chenoa, Ill. Survivors- brother: Roy. Funeral: Nov. 3, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook. Burial: Waldo Twp. Cemetery.

Troyer, Leonard, 79, Elida, Ohio. Born: Feb. 5, 1916, Allen County, Ohio, to Menno L. and Elizabeth Good Troyer. Died: Oct. 26, 1995, Lima, Ohio, of Parkinson's disease. Survivors- wife: Betty Sauder Troyer; children: Beverly Hendricks, Yvonne Mallery, Max, Jon, Craig; stepmother: Ethel Zook Troyer; brothers and sister: Robert, Fred, Lucille Christophel; 15 grandchildren. Memorial service and burial: Oct. 30, Salem Mennonite Church, by Mel Hathaway and Larry Rohrer.

Weldy, Zoa Hooley, 73, Nappanee, Ind. Born: Nov. 5, 1921, LaGrange County, lnd., to Levi F. and Minnie P. Miller Hooley. Died: Oct. 26, 1995, Goshen, Ind., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Jim, Pat Blucker, Sandra Hammons, Susan Wallace, Debra Fiorentino; sisters: Nancy Myers, Racheal Eldridge, Reva Chupp, Lavada Hull; 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert Weldy (husband). Funeral: Oct. 30, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Yellow Creek Cemetery.

Yoder, Dale E., 78, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Jan. 11, 1917, Kalona, Iowa, to Lewis and Arvilla Gingerich Yoder. Died: Oct. 25, 1995, Iowa City, Iowa, during heart surgery. Survivors-wife: Nina Bender Bontrager Yoder; children: John C., Kathleen King, Dale Yoder-Short, James, Franklin, George, William, David; stepsons: Lynn and Gene Bontrager; brothers: Donald D., Duane R., Keith E.; 16 grandchildren, 6 step grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lois Fisher Yoder (first wife). Funeral: Oct. 29, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss and Noah Helmuth. Burial: South Gingerich Cemetery.

Yoder, Stella Viola Schertz, 88, Eureka, Ill. Born: Dec. 14, 1906, Eureka, Ill., to Andrew P. and Barbara Ulrich Schertz. Died: Oct. 27, 1995, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-children: Robert, Ann Gerber , Wilma Springer; 9 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oliver B. Yoder (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 30, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer, Elmer Wyse, and Robert Harnish.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 49 - December 19, 1995

Cable, James S., 86, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Oct. 18, 1908, Conemaugh Twp., Pa., to Amos and Lydie Johns Cable. Died: Sept. 7, 1995, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors-children: James A., Raymond D., Merle D., Norma Rauch; brother and sister: John J., Edna Lehman; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Yoder Cable (wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald D. Sharp.

Campbell, Bessie Williams, 95, Broadway, Va. Born: May 21, 1900, Shenandoah County, Va., to Charlie and Sallie Runion Williams. Died: Nov. 23, 1995, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-daughters: Ruth Fifer, Lillian Johnson; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mark T. Campbell (husband). Congregational membership: Crossroads Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 25, Grandle Funeral Home, by Samuel Janzen. Burial: Lacey Springs Cemetery.

Erb, Lowell Dean, 61, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 3, 1934, Johnson County, Iowa, to Jacob L. and Erma Miller Erb. Died: Nov. 21, 1995, Johnson County, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors- wife: Lola Faye Erb; children: Julie Beachy, Jerre, James, Janet Geyer, Jill Bontrager; sisters: Shirley Gingerich, Carley June Miller; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss, Wayne Bohn, and Noah Helmuth. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Frey, Delores Ann Short, 68, Cardington, Ohio. Born: July 12, 1927, Stryker, Ohio, to Haymond and Alta Amstutz Short. Died: Nov. 7, 1995, Mt. Gilead, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors-husband: Willard J. Frey; children: Sue Ann Overholt, Mary Jo Wilson, Peggy Arndt, Lee; brothers and sisters: Hobert and James Short, Mary Stipe, Jean Frey; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 10, Gilead Mennonite Church, by Glenn Martin and Murray Krabill. Burial: Maple Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gerber, Elizabeth M, Stoltzfus, 87, Fairview, Mich. Born: April 13, 1908, Mio, Mich., to Menno G. and Annie Miller Stoltzfus. Died: Nov. 21, 1995, Fairview, Mich., of cancer. Survivors-children: Vernon, Eva Miller; brother: Nicholas Stoltzfus; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emanuel J. Gerber (husband). Funeral: Nov. 25, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Handy Detweiler and Sven E. Miller. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Grieser, Maynard S., 71, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Jan. 11, 1924, Archbold, Ohio, to Samuel and Eva Eicher Grieser. Died: Nov. 27, 1995, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors- brother and sisters: Jesse, Alta, and Marjorie Grieser. Funeral: Dec. 1, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman and Lois Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Kauffman, Ruby A., 91, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Jan. 10, 1904, Garden City, Mo., to Silas and Saloma Kenagy Stutzman. Died: Nov. 16,1995, Hittman, Ohio. Survivors- children: John S., Verna Kauffman, Bernita Liechty; brother: Glen Stutzman; 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John A. Kauffman (husband). Funeral: Nov. 20, Orrville Mennonite Church, by John and Barbara Lehman. Burial: Crown Hill Cemetery.

Kulp, Harvey B., 98, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Nov. 20, 1896, Bedminister Twp., Pa., to Isaac and Elizabeth Biwinghouse Kulp. Died: Nov. 18, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-daughter: Mildred Temoshchuk; sister: Kathryn Kulp Yoder; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Katie Stover (wife), Olive Ervin, Esther E. Kenderdine, and Helen Kulp (daughters). Funeral: Nov. 22, Hockhill Mennonite Community Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk, Jr. Burial: Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Aaron L., 87, Lititz, Pa. Born: Sept. 19, 1908, Fetterville, Pa., to Harry H. and Mariah M. Wenger Martin. Died: Nov. 15, 1995, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-wife: Anna H. High Martin; sons: Aaron L., Jr., Glenn H., Leon H.; 16 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: a son and a daughter. Congregational membership: East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 18, East Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes, by John Shenk, Karl Steffy, and Donald Good. Burial: Hess Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Meyers, Daniel Olin, 79, Grantsville, Md. Born: Sept. 8, 1916, Grantsville, Md., to Lee and Sadie Yommer Meyers. Died: Nov. 13, 1995, Grantsville, Md. Survivors-wife: Nona H. Brenneman Meyers; children: Daniel Charles, Wanda Yoder; brother and sisters: Herman, Edith Bowers, Dorothy Hyman; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 16, Newman Funeral Home, by Steven Heatwole. Burial: Grantsville Cemetery.

Miller, Katie Weaver, 87, Berlin, Ohio. Born: May 3, 1908, Holmes County, Ohio, to Harvey and Barbara Sommers Weaver. Died: Nov. 25, 1995, Baltic, Ohio. Survivors-son: Glenn W.; brother and sisters: Orus and Mildred Weaver, Dorothy Lisle, Edith Lisle; one grandchild, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: George W. Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 27, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by Carl L. Wieber and Roman Stutzman.

Miller, Rachel M. Yoder, 83, Topeka, Ind. Born: Feb. 5, 1912, Topeka, Ind., to Menno J. and Martha Yoder. Died: Nov. 19, 1995, Topeka, Ind., from a bleeding ulcer. Survivors-children: Janet Watkins, James, David, Don A.; brother and sisters: Raphael Yoder, Ruby Yoder, Rozella Fahlsing; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Freeman Miller (husband). Funeral: Nov. 22, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Maple Grove Cemetery.

Miller, Retha Yoder, 87, Topeka, Ind. Born: Nov. 5, 1907, Topeka, Ind., to Menno J. and Martha Yoder. Died: Sept. 13, 1995, Topeka, Ind. Survivors-daughters: Margaret Hostetler, Doris Reidy; brother and sisters: Raphael Yoder , Ruby Yoder, Rozella Fahlsing; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Vernon Miller (husband). Funeral: Sept. 17, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Nissley, Milford M., 40, Mifflinburg, Pa. Born: Oct. 16, 1955, Lancaster County, Pa., to Mervin B. and Esther Ruth Weaver Nissley. Died: Nov. 11, 1995, Mifflinburg, Pa., of fall from a roof. Survivors-wife: Marian Longenecker Nissley; children: Craig, Curtis, Kendra, Kyle; brothers and sisters: Phelma T. Kennedy, Sharon Harnish, Joyce Smoker, Phyllis, Marilyn Swartz, Maurice, Cheryl Shaum, Charles, Sylvia Beiler, Gloria Miller, Luella Miller. Predeceased by: Keith Andrew Nissley (infant son). Funeral: Nov. 15, Community Mennonite Fellowship, by David Martino and Linford Good. Burial: Beaver Run Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Russel, Lorene A. Rupp, 83, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Jan. 22, 1911, Pettisville, Ohio, to Henry H. and Anna Nafziger Rupp. Died: Nov. 19, 1995, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors stepchildren: Orville and Roscoe Russel, Mabel Smith. Predeceased by: Weldon V. Russel (husband) and Paul Russel (stepson). Funeral: Nov. 22, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Lockport Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Correction: Married name is Pursel. Stepchildren and husband's name all Pursel.

Shantz, Melvin, 93, Fairview, Mich. Born: June 29, 1902, Kitchener, Ont., to Ananias and Anna Steckle Shantz. Died: Nov. 15,1995, Fairview, Mich. Survivors-wife: Reathel Yoder Shantz; children: Merlin, Anna Elam, Ardith Crowell, Judith Hill; brothers and sisters: Ernie, Clifford, Ada Handrich, Alma Bontrager, Edna Shantz; 17 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bryce (son). Funeral: Nov. 18, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Virgil Hershberger. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Shantz, Phebe Elizabeth Waters, 95. Born: Sept. 23, 1900, Epworth, Ga., to Moses J. and Lucy J. Kiker Waters. Died: Nov. 3, 1995, Hydro, Okla., of heart failure. Survivors-daughter: Rose Sharon Altorfer; brother: Layman Waters; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry D. Shantz (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 6, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Chester Slagell and Joe Wood.

Swartley, Jessica Lynn, 8 days, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Born: Nov. 7, 1995, Waterloo, Iowa, to Kenton and Emily Hertzler Swartley. Died: Nov. 15,1995, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors- parents; brother and sister: Jeremy and Kristin. Funeral: Nov. 18, Cedar Falls Mennonite Church, by Terry Rediger. Burial: Nov. 21, Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 50 - December 26, 1995

Beachy, Alice Weaver, 65, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Feb. 10, 1930, Annville, Pa., to Martin and Verda Garber Weaver. Died: Nov. 18, 1995, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors- husband: Ezra P. Beachy; children: Rosene Eby, Joanne Hasenick, Linford D., David A.; brothers and sisters: Marlin P., John D., and Richard L. Weaver, Helen E. Showalter, Ruth Stoltzfus; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Bender, Bena, 94, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Oct. 17, 1901, to Joseph R. and Bena Zehr Bender. Died: Nov. 30, 1995, Tavistock, Ont. Funeral and burial: Dec. 2, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich.

Bontrager, Fannie Miller, 94, Kokomo, Ind. Born: Nov. 4, 1901, Arthur, Ill., to Simeon F. and Susan D. Helmuth Miller. Died: Nov. 22, 1995, Goshen, Ind., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Celesta Miller, Clara Keim, Martha Sommers, Al, Lloyd, Emery; 23 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Levi C. Bontrager (husband) and Ruby Hershberger (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 25, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller and Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Detweiler, Beatrice Moyer, 91, Hatfield, Pa. Born: July 14, 1904, Bodines, Pa., to William H. and Mary Moyer. Died: Nov. 27, 1995, Hatfield, Pa. Survivors-children: Mary Lois Miller, Emily Lantz, Richard Lambert; brothers: W. Paul and Mark E. Moyer; 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: F. Millard Detweiler (husband) and Anne Williams (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 1, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop and Toshi Imchen.

Rickert, Sarah Miller, 88, Harmon, Ohio. Born: March 19, 1907, Plain City, Ohio, to Harvey and Annie Miller . Died: Nov. 22, 1995, Harmon, Ohio. Survivors-stepdaughter: Mary Jane Scheufler; 2 step grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carl Rickert (second husband) and Woodrow Silvea (first husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 25, Longenecker Mennonite Church, by Melvin Leidig.

Garrison, Michael Joseph, Born: Nov. 21, 1995, Syracuse, N.Y., to Wendell and Bernadette Wahl Garrison. Died: Nov. 21, 1995. Survivors-parents; brother: Wyatt; grandparents: Donald and Bernice Wahl, Mary Jane Zehr and Cleveland Garrison, Jr.; great-grandparents: Elizabeth Wahl, Mildred Zehr , Caroline and Cleveland Garrison, Sr. Burial: Nov. 26, Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, by Titus Mast.

Hershey, Grace D., 95, Lititz, Pa. Born: Dec. 6, 1899, Salisbury Twp., Pa., to Ira L. and Sarah R. Kreider Hershey. Died: Nov. 30, 1995, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-children: Marvin E., Nora Lefever, Marian Hanna, Thelma White, Ruth Clark, Evelyn Harnish; 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: H. Rine Hershey (husband). Congregational membership: Forest Hills Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 4, Landis Homes Bethany West Chapel, by J. Lester Graybill and Donald W. Good. Burial: Hershey Mennonite Cemetery.

Jantzi, Veronica, 77, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Feb. 7, 1918, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Michael and Barbara Gerber Jantzi. Died: Nov. 30, 1995, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Chris, Valentine, Annie, Christina Erb. Funeral and burial: Dec. 4, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen and Brice Balmer.

Kauffman, Katie Keim, 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 25, 1915, Kokomo-, Ind., to Abe and Susan Troyer Keim. Died: Nov. 27, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Phyllis C. Kurtz, Lila Miller, Mary K. Hershberger; brother and sisters: Ray Keim, Elsie Troyer, Susie Sommers, Ellen Lukeman; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: M. John Kauffman (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 1, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Ron Diener and John Troyer.

Leidig, Wilbur Wayne, Sr., 73, Midland, Mich. Born: Jan. 18, 1921, North Star, Mich., to Reuben and Emily Teuscher Leidig. Died: Nov. 23, 1995, Midland, Mich., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ruth Kindy Leidig; children: Wilbur, Jr., Paul, Grace Heatwole, Naomi Litweiler, Mary Davis, Darlene Beya, Kristine Christophel, Lynda Strite; brother and sisters: Melvin, Gladys Ropp, Bernice, Hazel Yoder; 20 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Olive Kindy Leidig (first wife) and Violet (daughter). Funeral: Nov. 27, Midland Mennonite Church, by Donald Stoll. Burial: Poseyville Cemetery.

Obituary correction: Wilbur Wayne Leidig, Sr. (Dec. 26, 1995, Gospel Herald) date of death was Nov. 23, 1994.

Myers, Ivan Harold, 88, Saegertown, Pa. Born: Sept. 13, 1907, Titusville, Pa., to John J. and Cynthia Grace Frost Myers. Died: Nov. 18, 1995, Saegertown, Pa., of heart failure. Survivorssons: Herman, Robert, John, Arthur, Walter, Daniel, Kenneth; 29 grandchildren, 49 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lillian Frances Baylie Myers (second wife) and Dorothy Sterns Myers (first wife). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Nov. 21, Sunnyside Mennonite Church, by Arthur Hunsberger and Herman Myers.

Shaffer, Katie E. Thomas, 85, Boswell, Pa. Born: July 12, 1910, Somerset County, Pa., to Nelson and Ellen R. Thomas. Died: Nov. 19, 1995, Boswell, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors- step-children: John Shaffer, Dorothy Schmucker, Loretta Showalter; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert R. Shaffer (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 22, Thomas Mennonite Church, by Homer Schrock and Don Spiegle.

Shearer, John William, Sr., 63, Telford, Pa. Born: Sept. 23, 1932, North Wales, Pa., to Henry R. and Lillie Robins Shearer. Died: Nov. 27, 1995, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors- wife: Evelyn M. Nice Shearer; children: John W., Jr., Karen Marie Simmons, Lori Beth Wyckoff; brothers and sister: Edwin, Donald, C. Thomas, Patrick, Lillie Wampole; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 2, Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, by Steven E. Landis, John M. Ehst, and Floyd M. Hackman.

Stutzman, Fannie Yoder, 77, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Dec. 21, 1917, Arthur, Ill., to Edward and Annie Gingerich Yoder. Died: Nov. 25, 1995, Kidron, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors- children: Martha Ann Miller, Elmina Lee, Marilyn Shetler, Mervin, Nancy Kinney, Anita Hostetler; sisters: Katie Showalter, Cora Schrock, Martha Yutzy, Susan Eash, Mary Kauffman; 20 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey Stutzman (husband)and Alma Arlene (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 28, Sunnyside Conservative Mennonite Church by Jake Graber.

Weaver, Danny, 72, Tubac, Ariz. Born: Nov. 19, 1923, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Eli and Sally Weaver. Died: Nov. 29, 1995, Tucson, Ariz., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Gerber Weaver; children: Pamela Weaver, Brenda Botkin, Ron; sister: Katie Hochstetler; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

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