Gospel Herald Obituaries - January, 1995

| Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 |

Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 1 - January 3, 1995


Eby, Anna Hunsberger, 80, Elkhart, lnd. Born: Sept. 16, 1914, Wakarusa, Ind. Died: Dec. 9, 1994, Goshen, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Everett Eby; children: Roger, Rolland, Rex, Carolyn Blosser, Shelba Lenaburg, Linda Rider; siblings: Kenneth Hunsberger , Elizabeth Ramer, Clara Walters; 16 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 11, Olive Mennonite Church, by Peter Buller. Burial: Olive West Cemetery.

Garber, Freeda Baker, 88, Metamora, Ill. Born: March 26, 1906, Metamora, Ill., to Charles and Amanda Schneider Baker. Died: Dec. 10, 1994, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - children: Murlene Oesch, John, Jr., Gary L.; sisters: Hazel Hartman, Josephine Kunkle; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John H. Garber (husband). Funeral: Dec. 13, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Good, Elverta Martin, 61, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Jan. 1, 1933, Dalton, Ohio, to Mose A. and Ruth Steiner Martin. Died: Nov. 26, 1994, Orrville, Ohio, of a brain tumor. Survivors - husband: Robert J. Good; children: Sheryl Anderson, Stan, Carol Springer; brothers: Clifford, Marion, Richard, and Delbert Martin; step-mother: Sylvia Amstutz Martin; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 30, Martins Mennonite Church, by John L. Freed and Bill Detweiler.

Mills, Andrew L., 83, Lansing, Mich. Born: Oct. 7, 1911, Newaygo County, Mich., to Frank and Mary E. Quinn Mills. Died: Dec. 6, 1994, East Lansing, Mich., from liver failure. Survivors - daughters: Ellen, Dorothy; sisters: Lydia Rogers, Kristine Gage. Predeceased by: Lila Mae St. Peter Mills (wife). Congregational membership: Michigan State University Mennonite Fellowship. Funeral: Dec. 10, Lansing, Mich., by James Miller and Don Penner. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Petersheim, F. Lorraine Heller, 62, Elverta, Pa. Born: June 1, 1932, Ephrata, Pa., to Irvin and Amanda Geigley Heller. Died: Dec. 10, 1994, Elverta, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Walter Petersheim; children: Arnold, Audrey Mast, Greg, Janet Caley, Sam, Gloria Hess, Judy, Shawn; sisters and brothers: Ruth Ann Blank, Shirley Musser, Donald, Irvin, Gerald, James, Warren, and Harry Heller; 13 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 14, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus and Harvey Stoltzfus.

Shank, Daniel Good, 98, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 30, 1896, Rockingham County, Va., to Jacob L. and Fannie Good Shank. Died: Nov. 27, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - children: Evelyn Heatwole, Norma Deputy, Dorothy Showalter, Robert, Orvin; sister: Grace Campbell; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Irene Mary Heatwole Shank (wife). Funeral and burial: Nov. 29, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph C. Shenk and Glendon Blosser.

Shetler, John A., 94. Born: Jan. 1, 1900, Kalona, Iowa, to Joseph J. and Anna Hostetler Shetler. Died: Dec. 6, 1994, Warren, Mich. Survivors - daughter: Delores Caradonna; siblings: Dan, Mary Boller, Agnes Swartzendruber, Lydia Teuscher; 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sabina Weidman Shetler (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 9, Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, by Jay Miller.

Smucker, Earl, 86, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 2, 1908, Smithville, Ohio, to Noah and Kate Gerig Smucker. Died: Dec. 12, 1994, Smithville, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Marjorie Kurtz Smucker; sons: Tom, Art; brother and sister: Benjamin, Grace Troyer; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 14,Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by James Schrag and Norma Duerksen.

Smucker, Todd Eugene, 24. Born: June 20, 1970, Lebanon, Ore., to Milford and Susan Wenger Smucker. Died: Nov. 5, 1994, Albany, Ore., of muscular dystrophy. Survivor-sister: Patricia. Funeral: Nov. 10, Brownsville Mennonite Church, by Stanley Troyer, Amos Kropf, and Delbert Birky. Burial: Alford Cemetery.

Torkelson, Arthur R., 74, Laytonsville, Md. Born: June 14, 1920, Everest, Kan., to S. Emil and Rosa Eggers Torkelson. Died: Nov. 9, 1994, Olney, Md. Survivors - wife: Virgie Vance Torkelson; children: Mark, Daniel, Ruth T. Martin, Grace T. Horst; brothers: Bennett, Norman, Kenneth; 25 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Paul R. (son) and Rose Ellen (daughter). Funeral and burial: Nov. 12, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by Jesse Neuneschwander, Donald Nolt, and Daniel Boll.

Weaver, Elta M. Frey, 68, Jonestown, Pa. Born: May 2, 1926, Franklin County, Pa., to Christ and Emma Reitz Frey. Died: Oct. 7, 1994, Albany, N.Y., from injuries in an automobile accident. Survivors - husband: Alvin M. Weaver; children: Jesse, Yvonne, Deborah, Beth. Gingrich, Judith Bohlen; siblings: Harold and James Frey, Verna Bauman, Gall Kling, Jean Weaver; 11 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Meckville Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Oct. 11, Gingrich Mennonite Church, by Carl Homing and Donald Martin.

Yoder, Roy Ellsworth, 79, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: July 31, 1915, Champaign County, Ohio, to Earl M. and Barbara Allgyer Yoder. Died: Dec. 12, 1994, West Liberty, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors - wife: Wilma Katherine Yoder; sons: Douglas, Ron, James; siblings: Stanley E., Olive, Ruth Ellen; 8 grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec. 17, South Union Mennonite Church, by Handy Reminder and Roy S. Koch. Body was donated for research to Wright State Medical School of Medicine.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 2 - January 10, 1995


Brunk, J. Irvin, 89, Upland, Calif. Born: Sept. 2, 1905, Reed, Md., to Emmanuel and Martha K. Martin Brunk. Died: Nov. 14, 1994, Upland, Calif., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Floyd, Leota; brother: Earl; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Ruth Smoker Brunk (wife). Congregational membership: Mountain View Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 18, Draper Memorial Chapel, by LeRoy Bechler. Burial: Bellevue Memorial Park.

Delagrange, Hannah Marie Miller, 82, Harlan, Ind. Born: Oct. 20, 1912, Midland, Mich. Died: Dec. 14, 1994, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors - children: Betty L. Collins, Judy McKinley, Robert, Lonnie Alien; brothers and sisters: Arthur, Raymond, Rosie, and Fannie Miller, Anna Barb Delagrange; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Julius Delagrange (husband). Funeral: Dec. 17, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Douglas J. Zehr and Charles DeSanto. Burial: Leo Memorial Cemetery.

Eby, Aden, 88, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Nov. 10, 1906, New Hamburg, Ont., to Isaiah S. and Matilda Gingrich Eby. Died: Dec. 12, 1994, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Malcolm, Dwight, Elizabeth, Allona Higgins; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruby Mae Winger Eby (wife). Funeral and burial: Dec. 15, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.

Egli, Leo Simeon, 78, Montclair, Calif. Born: March 13, 1917,Hopedale, Ill., to Simeon and Martha Martin Egli. Died: Nov. 24, 1994, Upland, Calif., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Florence Bachman Egli; children: Rosemary Anderson, Sharon Sundheimer, Stephen, Roger; foster son: Erie Segiera; brothers and sisters: Ralph, Orville, Alta Hershberger, Marretta Sutter; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Congregational membership: Mountain View Mennonite Church. Funeral: Nov. 29, Stone Mortuary , by LeRoy Bechler. Burial: Bellevue Memorial Park. He was ordained in 1969 by the Southwest Mennonite Conference and pastored the Los Angeles Mennonite Fellowship until retirement.

Eshleman, Ada A., 91, Washington Boro., Pa. Born: July 29, 1903, Masonville, Pa., to John and Anna Mary Ament Eshleman. Died: Dec. 20, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Funeral: Dec. 22, Charles F. Snyder Funeral Home, by Aaron H. Souders. Burial: Masonville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gingerich, Mary Edna Good Nagel, 95, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: April 27, 1899, West Rockingham, Va., to Gabriel H. and Annie Heatwole Good. Died: Dec. 2, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - brother: Robert L. Good. Predeceased by: Rufus Gingerich (second husband) and Sam Nagel (first husband). Congregational membership: Kalona Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph and Edith Shenk and Daniel and Catherine Longenecker.

Good, Fannie Esther, 89, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 1, 1905, West Rockingham County, Va., to Gabriel H. and Annie Heatwole Good. Died: Dec. 3, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivor-brother: Robert L. Funeral and burial: Dec. 6, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph C. and Edith Shenk and Daniel M. and Catherine Longenecker.

Lantz, Bertha Yoder, 93, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 5, 1901, Leo, Ind., to Christian and Elizabeth Newhauser Yoder. Died: Dec. 15, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - son: Lamar; 3 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Frederick Lantz (husband). Congregational membership: Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 19, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Ron Diener. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Miller, Emma Faye Coblentz, 70, Mazie, Okla. Born: Sept. 23, 1924, Kokomo, Ind., to Mose and Lizzie Coblentz. Died: Dec. 14, 1994, Tulsa, Okla., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Sam S. Miller; children: Elmer, Ralph, Verna Jantz, Lois Hooley; brothers and sisters: Verna Troyer, Lloyd, John, and Tom Coblentz; 14 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by Carl Helmuth and Duey Matthews.

Ranck, Erla B. Heller, 68, Philadelphia, Pa. Born: Feb. 21, 1926, Lititz, Pa., to Samuel and Bertha Bucher Heller. Died: Dec. 10, 1994, Philadelphia, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors - children: Donald, James A., Karen Rush; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: R. Glenn Ranck (husband), Yvonne Lucille (daughter), Kenneth E. and Robert Glenn (sons). Congregational membership: Oxford Circle Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 14, Habecker Mennonite Church, by James R. Leaman, Charles A. Ness, Lowell H. Delp, and Luke G. Stoltzfus.

Smith, lnah Mae King, 83, Hesston, Kan. Born: Aug. 20, 1911, Garden City, Mo., to Menno Simon and Mary S. Hartzler King. Died: Dec. 14, 1994, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - children: Maurice E., Donald L., Lois King, Betty Mullet, Donna Yoder; 15 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Blaine Smith (husband). Memorial service: Dec. 17, 1994, Hesston College Mennonite Church, by David Mann. Funeral: Dec. 18, Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, by Darrell Zook and Dean Swartzendruber. Burial: Clearfork Cemetery, Garden City, Mo.

Steiner, Elsie M. Amstutz, 68, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 22, 1926, Kidron, Ohio, to Louis and Elda Lehman Amstutz. Died: Dec. 11, 1994, Orrville, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Elmer B. Steiner; children: Judy Estrada, Phoebe Wesman, Laurel Martinez, Emily Riffle, Yvonne Butler, Angela Strock, Bob; foster son: Francisco Mosquera; sisters: Idella Geiser, Dorothy Lehman; 17 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 14, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Mike McFarren and John Lehman.

Wiand, Robert P., 64, Spring City, Pa. Born: June 14, 1930, Spring City, Pa., to Raymond S. and Eudora Millard Wiand. Died: Nov. 29, 1994, Spring City, Pa. Survivors - wife: Mary E. Baker Wiand; children: Jay David, Robert P., Stephen L., Daniel L., James S., Marilyn E. Graydus; brothers and sister: C. Edward, R. Stanley, Myron B., Althea E.; 6 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Pottstown Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Dec. 3, Vincent Mennonite Church, by C. Ralph Malin and Elmer G. Kolb.

Zehr, Earl Robert, 40, Croghan, N.Y. Born: May 13, 1954, Lewis County, N.Y., to Earl and Norine Moser Zehr. Died: Dec. 16, 1994, Croghan, N.Y., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Gloria Steria Zehr; daughter: Angela; siblings: Ronald, Howard, Kenneth, Myron, Elsie Zehr, Mary Lou Waugh, Velma LaComb. Funeral and burial: Dec. 19, Croghan Mennonite Church, by Richard Zehr, Darrell Roggie, and Loren Widrick.

Zuercher, Edna lrene Ross, 86, Newport News, Va. Born: Dec. 1, 1908, Shickley, Neb., to William W. and Katheryn Birky Ross. Died: Dec. 9, 1994, Newport News, Va., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Delma J. Brenneman, Shirley P. Cannon, Katheryn E. Brubaker, Warren H., William R.; sisters: Esther Spangenberg, Delma; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one great great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Elliot H. Zuercher (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 12, Providence Mennonite Church, by Ernest M. Godshall.

Obituary correction: Edna lrene Roth Zuercher's (Jan. 10, 1995, Gospel Herald) maiden name is Roth and her husband's first name is Elliott.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 3 - January,17, 1995


Miller, Lizzie Troyer, 97, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Aug. 29, 1897, LaGrange, Ind., to Calvin and Matilda Lambright Troyer. Died: Dec. 20, 1994, Shipshewana, Ind. Survivors - children: Marjorie Rheinheimer, Margaret, Barbara Hostetler; siblings: Clarence, Willis, Raymond, Edna Klopfenstein; 13 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 18 great great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Homer Miller (husband) and Calvin (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 23, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop and Carl Homer.

Smucker, Oma Marie Hershberger, 70, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 4, 1924, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to William J. and Manerva Hershberger. Died: Dec. 21, 1994, Goshen, lnd., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Arthur A. Smucker; children: Douglas, Brian, Donald, Cynthia Marcus, Carol, Robert; brothers and sisters: Eugene, Doran, Truman, and Gerald Hershberger; 3 grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec. 24, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Stiffler, Bernard E., 73, East Freedom, Pa. Born: Jan. 6, 1921, East Freedom, Pa., to John and Cecilia Flaugh Stiffler. Died: Dec. 13, 1994. Survivors - children: Mary Mountain, Rachele, Gary W., Bernard E. II; brothers and sisters: Kenneth, Chalmer, Grace Dodson, Violet Kuhns. Predeceased by: Pauline E. Ciucci Stiffler (wife). Funeral: Dec. 16, Martinsburg Mennonite Church, by John Davidhizar. Burial: Riverview Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 4 - January, 24, 1995


Frey, Mabel Marie Conrad, 81, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Jan. 30, 1913, Stark County, Ohio, to Joseph and Leah Richer Conrad. Died: Dec. 16, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors - daughters: Glenda Mast, Marilyn K ay, Suzanne Yoder, Linda Shank; brother: Marlin Conrad; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ernest E. Frey (husband). Funeral: Dec. 19, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Gary Blosser. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Gerber, Elvina Amstutz, 89, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Sept. 5, 1905, Orrville, Ohio, to David and Anna Zuercher Amstutz. Died: Dec. 22, 1994, Apple Creek, Ohio. Survivors - children: David, James, Norman, Aldis Gerber, Barbara Steiner; stepsister: Luella Gerber; 16 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Nathan Gerber (husband) and Daniel (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 27, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler.

Glick, Mahlon R., 79. Born: March 11, 1915, Christiana, Pa., to Reuben and Mary Engel Glick. Died: Dec. 18, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - wife: Esther Kauffman Glick; children: Melvin R., Robert L., Mary Ann Hostetter; stepchildren: Glenford and William Kauffman, Nedra Denlinger, Ellen Eby; brother: Herman; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 10 step grandchildren, 2 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth E. Kinnel Glick (first wife). Funeral: Dec. 20, Millwood Mennonite Church, by Wilbert Lind and Herman Glick. Burial: Atmore, Ala. He was ordained in 1959 and served Bernville Mennonite Church, Atmore, Ala., and Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa.

Helmuth, Elsie Sommers, 84, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Dec. 6, 1910, Louisville, Ohio, to Harvey and Mary Miller Sommers. Died: Dec. 29, 1994, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Alvin Helmuth; children: David, William, Barbara Witmer, Dale, James, Carol; brothers and sisters: Willis, Ruby, and Dean Sommers, Goldie Geiser; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 1, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns.

Lichti, Nick R., 84, Shickley, Neb. Born: Aug. 25, 1910, Shickley, Neb., to Nicholas S. and Magdalena Rediger Lichti. Died: Jan. 2, 1995, Geneva, Neb. Survivors - wife: Florence L. Eichelberger Lichti; children: Gerry, Janis Glascock, Jolene Yoder, Don, Cheryl; brothers and sisters: Nancy Nickel, Barbara, Sylvia Kennel, Lilly Farnsworth; 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 5, Salem Mennonite Church, by Wilton Detweiler.

Maurer, Clayton E., 76, Harrisburg, Ohio. Born: July 3, 1918, Harrisburg, Ohio, to Alvin and Ella Schmucker Maurer. Died: Dec. 21, 1994, Canton, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Lucille Martin Maurer; children: Carole Hallman, Edward; brother: Ivan; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 24, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber.

Royer, Russell R., 94, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: May 4, 1900, Fairfield Twp., Ohio, to Frank and Bertha Koch Royer. Died: Jan. 1, 1995, Akron, Ohio. Predeceased by: Mable Witmer Royer (wife). Funeral: Jan. 5, Leetonia Mennonite Church, by Robert D. Yoder and Leonard Hershey. Burial: Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Weber, Lewis E., 64, Denver, Pa. Born: Sept. 21, 1930, Bowmansville, Pa., to Henry G. and Annie G. Horning Weber. Died: Dec. 23, 1994, Denver, Pa., of a brain tumor. Survivors - wife: Irene Stoltzfus Weber; children: Lester Gene, Dale Keith, Brian Kent, Fern Marie Swartley, Merle Roy, Joseph Ray; brothers and sisters: Monroe, Irwin, Kathryn High, Orpha, Clara; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 27, Blainsport Mennonite Church, by Keith Weaver and James Fahnestock. He was ordained Feb. 22, 1970, and served Blainsport Mennonite Church for over 23 years.

Zehr, Mark, 72, Croghan, N.Y. Born: Aug. 27, 1922, Croghan, N.Y., to Benjamin F. and Susiana Lehman Zehr. Died: Dec. 17, 1994, Lowville, N.Y. Survivors - wife: Beatrice Bast Zehr; children: Benjamin, Mark, Vaughn, Mary Grau, Jan; sisters: Kathleen, Charlotte; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: N Nancy (daughter). Funeral and burial: Dec. 10, First Mennonite Church, by Lester Bauman.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 5 - January 31, 1995

Cassel, Francis C. Krupp, 76, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 4, 1918, Franconia Twp., Pa., to Clayton H. and Eva L. Clemmer Krupp. Died: Dec. 23, 1994, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - siblings: Linford and Willard Krupp, Esther K. Potts. Predeceased by: Wellington N. Cassel (husband). Funeral: Dec. 28, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church cemetery.

Danberry, Emma Jean Fann, 61, Colon, Mich. Born: Sept. 7, 1933, Woodbury, Ind., to Alfred H. and Elizabeth Drake Fann. Died: Nov. 15, 1994, Colon, Mich., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Ernest (Bud) Danberry; sons: Ronald, Robert, Michael; stepdaughter: Janice Ann Whetzel; siblings: Marvin and Grady Fann, Kathlene Barrett, Lela Thomas; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Nov. 17, South Colon Mennonite Church, by Clint Zehr.

Gingrich, Angus S., 93, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Aug. 24, 1901, Elmira, Ont., to Abraham and Lydia Shantz Gingrich. Died: Jan. 5, 1995, Cambridge, Ont., of pneumonia. Survivors - wife: Almeta C. Good Gingrich; children: Erlene Huber, Doris Cressman, Orrie, Florence Bolander; 18 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 8, Wilmot Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones.

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

Hiett, Evelyn P. Blauch, 74, Ridgeley, W. Va. Born: May 18, 1920, to Bruce F. and Ethel Mckensie Blauch. Died: Oct. 31, 1994. Survivors - children: Bonnie H. Blackiston, Daretta L. Senn; siblings: Haven, George, Thomas, Bruce, Margaret Ward, Loretta Thomas, Darlene Gulino; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Blair W. Hiett (husband). Funeral and burial: Nov. 3, Pinto Mennonite Church, by Vernon Beachem and Lester T. Hershey.

Martin, Jonathan, 79, Croghan, N.Y. Born: Dec. 23, 1915, Lewis County, N.Y., to George and Rose Steria Martin. Died: Jan. 2, 1995, Croghan, N.Y. Survivors - wife: Catherine Roggie Martin; children: Elton, Shirley, Marjorie Moser, Jane; sister: Nina Merkley; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Croghan Mennonite Church, by Julius Moser and Darrell Roggie.

Roth, Wilfred, 67, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Jan. 9, 1927, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Solomon and Amelia Erb Roth. Died: Dec. 31, 1994, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - wife: Elda Baechler Roth; children: Cheryl Ottas, Linda McKenna, Brian, Darlene, Richard, Bonnie Zehr, Ross, Mark, Terry; brothers and sisters: Florence, Lorne, Leonard, Vernon; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 3, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich and Glenn Brubacher.

Shantz, Mildred Mae Roth, 74, Alma, Ont. Born: May 3, 1920, Petersburg, Ont., to Cris and Veronica Kennel Roth. Died: Sept. 16, 1994, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Melvin Shantz; brothers and sisters: Erma Schultz, Viola Leis, Marjorie Albrecht, Clayton and Mervin Roth. Funeral: Sept. 19, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Ray Erb and Art Byer. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stoltzfus, Edna Guengerich, 93, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 12, 1901, Clarion, Iowa, to Joel and Lena Yoder Guengerich. Died: Jan. 4, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Ralph, Edna Fern Showalter, Eleanor Shumaker, Belle Boyts, Vonnie Amstutz; brothers: Harold W., Willard E., and Glenn W. Guengerich; 23 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Aaron Stoltzfus (husband) and Lester D. (son). Congregational membership: Kalona Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 8, Peterseim Funeral Home, by Scott Swartzendruber. Burial: East Union Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Widrick, Ellen B. Lehman, 95, Lowville, N.Y. Born: March 28, 1899, New Bremen, N. Y., to Christian L. and Mary Zehr Lehman. Died: Dec. 31, 1994, Lowville, N.Y. Survivors - children: Edwin J., Helen M. Lyndaker, Adeline E. Zehr, Phyllis D. Jantzi, Ruby J. Norton; brother and sister: Addison Lehman, Adah Lyndaker; 28 grandchildren, 73 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John E. Widrick (husband) and Florence E. (daughter). Funeral: Jan. 4, Lowville Mennonite Church, by Evan Zehr. Burial: Conservative Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Wingard, Paul R., 84, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: April 23, 1910, Johnstown, Pa., to Ammon and Hetti Kaufman Wingard. Died: Oct. 8, 1994, Hollsopple, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Esther Spory Wingard; brothers and sisters: Robert, Orie, Willard, Minnie Miller, Eva Wagner, Frieda Mahler. Funeral: Oct. 11, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald D. Sharp. Burial: Thomas Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Fern Lucille Ash, 68, Springs, Pa. Born: Jan. 29, 1926, to Clyde and Elsie Killius Ash. Died: Dec. 6, 1994, Meyersdale, Pa. Survivors - husband: Edwin R. Yoder; children: Phyllis A. Furr, Kenneth R.; sister: Virginia Yoder; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 9, Springs Mennonite Church, by Steven J. Heatwole and Earl Yoder.

||| UP ||| Next --> |

Copyright 1999 - All rights reserved - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA
Used with permission by the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, INDIANA
Permission granted to private family researchers to use selected portions of these images to tell their family stories.
May not be mass-produced in any form for commercial purposes.