Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1995

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Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 10 - March 7, 1995


Blucker, Fannie Dorothy Troyer, 75. Born: Nov. 24, 1919, Hutchinson, Kan., to Perry and Mary Schrock Troyer. Died: Jan. 3, 1995, Kewanee, Ill., of a stroke. Survivors - husband: Jakie E. Blucker; sons: James, Craig Steve; siblings: Bert Troyer, Mabel Jones, Mattie Mast. Funeral: Jan. 5, Arthur Mennonite Church, by Wayne King. Burial: Arthur Cemetery.

Britsch, Dale L., 72, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Jan. 4, 1923, Pettisville, Ohio, to Lewis and Bertha Wyse Britsch. Died: Feb. 5, 1995, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Doris Lugbill Britsch; daughters: Barbara Kauffman, Norma Sigg; mother; sister: Meredith Beck; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 8, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Diller, John Albert, 78, Hesston, Kan. Born: Nov. 12, 1916, Cheraw, Colo., to Jacob R. and Grace D. Cooprider Diller. Died: Feb. 6, 1995, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - children: Don, Roma Jean Eicher; siblings: Allen, Bob, Ivan, Eugene, Lois Hershberger; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emily Ferne Detweiler Diller (wife). Funeral: Feb. 10, Hesston Mennonite Church, by David W. Mann and Paul Friesen. Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery.

Fulmer, Marvin D., 71, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Aug. 14, 1923, Line Lexington, Pa., to Leidy and Florence Detweiler Fulmer. Died: Feb. 6, 1995, Perkasie, Pa., of an acute myocardial infraction. Survivors - wife: Kathryn Hunsberger Fulmer; children: Rose Marie Allebach, Richard H.; brother and sister: Clyde, Anna; 4 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth Ann (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 9, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk, Jr.

Hilty, Elmer 0., 93, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Jan. 11, 1902, Marshallville, Ohio, to Philip and Mary Steiner Hilty. Died: Feb. 13, 1995, Barberton, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Mary Weldy Hilty; children: James E., Lowell E., Beatrice Slabach, Carolyn; sister: Lavinia Mumaw; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 8 step grandchildren, 21 step great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 16, Crown Hill Mennonite Church, by Ernest J. Hershberger.

Lebold, Katie Leis, 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: March 19, 1911, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to John B. and Barbara Gascho Leis. Died: Jan. 17, 1995, London, Ont. Survivors - children: Grace Zehr, Marie Jantzi, Ralph, Harold, Clare; brother: Ervin Leis; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer Lebold (husband) and Floyd (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 19, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Ingrid Loepp Thiessen and Herb Schultz.

Read, Vera Marguerite Lambrook, 83, Elmira, Ont. Born: Sept. 4, 1911, Fort Wayne, Ind., to Wilbert and Gertrude Montague Lambrook. Died: Dec. 13, 1994, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Fern Ward, Janet Nelson, Wilbert "Bill"; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 15, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale R. Bauman. Burial: Maple Leaf Cemetery.

Roth, Esther M. Heiser, 82, Eureka, Ill. Born: J an. 18, 1913, Goodfield, Ill., to Simon and Barbara Reeser Heiser. Died: Jan. 28, 1995, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - daughters: Barbara Unzicker, Sarah Smucker; sisters: Margaret Heiser, Lorene Reimer, Dorothy Nafziger; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Joseph Roth (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 31, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Elmer Wyse and Rick Troyer.

Schmitt, Leighton W., 89, Cambridge, Ont. Born: March 27, 1905, Carstairs, Alta., to Moses H. and Leah Weber Schmitt. Died: Feb. 12, 1995, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - daughters: Verdella France, Ruby; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Leona Rosenberger Schmitt (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 15, First Mennonite Church, by Brice Balmer and Rudy Baergen.

Schwartzentruber, Lydia Roth, 90, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Nov. 29, 1904, Punkey Doodles Corner, Ont., to Nick D. and Mary Wagler Roth. Died: Feb. 1, 1995, New Hamburg, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors - children: Verna, Esther Kennel, Milton, lna Schmidt, Anna Bender, Catherine Stock, Edward, Janet Breach, Carl, Diane Lichty; sisters: Nancy Riegsecker, Sarah Bontrager; 19 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Emmanuel W. Schwartzentruber (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 4, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by lngrid Loepp Thiessen and Herb Schultz.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 11 - March 14, 1995


Bauman, Elizabeth Hershberger, 70, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 11, 1924, Kalona, Iowa, to Guy F. and Clara Hooley Hershberger. Died: Feb. 9, 1995, Elkhart, Ind., of leukemia and Hodgkin's disease. Survivors - husband: Harold E. Bauman; children: Philip, John, David, Rebecca; mother; brother: Paul; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: Feb. 18, Assembly Mennonite Meeting house, by Mary Lehman Yoder and James and Nancy Lapp. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Beachy, Helen G. Roth, 83, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Born: March 9, 1911, Henry County, Iowa, to Joseph and Fannie Gerig Roth. Died: Jan. 1, 1995, Iowa City, Iowa, following heart surgery. Survivors - children: Gerri, Loren, Roy, Rozella "Lolly" Bannister; brothers and sister: Ray and Orie Roth, Mary Swartzendruber; 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: William R. Beachy (husband). Funeral: Jan. 4: Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Glen Richard and David Boshart. Burial: Sugar Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Bontrager, Enos D., 78, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Dec. 27, 1916, Haven, Kan., to D. K. and Mary Bontrager. Died: Feb. 22, 1995, Hutchinson, Kan., from a farm accident. Survivors - wife: Mabel Miller Bontrager; children: Carl, Treva Lichti, Judy Langly, LaDonna Monaldo; brothers and sisters: Eli, Rudy, Jonas, Clara, Mary, Susie; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Feb. 26, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler and Ivan Miller. Burial: Yoder Mennonite Cemetery.

Fry, Esther L. Birky, 65. Born: Aug. 11, 1929, Boynton Twp., Ill., to Aaron and Bertha Schantz Birky. Died: Feb. 21, 1995, Peoria, Ill. Survivors - husband: Donald K. Fry; children: Greg A., Della Kallina; brothers and sister: Stan, Joe, and Clarence Birky, Anna Jean Sutter. Funeral: Feb. 24, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Doane Brubaker.

Gingerich, Marian, 84, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Aug. 21, 1910, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Benjamin and Katherine Steinman Gingerich. Died: Dec. 26, 1994, New Hamburg, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Isaiah Gingerich; children: Stan, Catherine Rudy, Margaret Ruby, Mildred Roth, Edith, Steve; brothers and sister: Eldon, Melvin, Elvera Roth, Christina Steinmann; 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Leighton (son). Funeral and burial: Dec. 29, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Ingrid Loepp Thiessen and Herb Schultz.

Gingerich, Ura S., 78, Akron, Pa. Born: Dec. 31, 1916, Plain City, Ohio, to Samuel J. and Martha Farmwald Gingerich. Died: Jan. 5, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Gladys R. Sommers Gingerich; sons: Duane E., Merle E., Paul E.; sister: Ida Shulz; stepbrothers and sisters: Crist T., Lee T., and Sam T. Borntrager, Katie Yoder; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 11, Akron Mennonite Church, by Urbane Peachey and Beryl Jantzi.

Glick, Irene Yoder, 78, Woodburn, Ore. Born: Nov. 16, 1916, North Dakota, to Henry J. and Ruby Miller Yoder. Died: Feb. 13, 1995, Tualatin, Ore., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - daughter: Frances Kropf; brothers and sisters: Joe, Edward, Harvey, and Fannie Yoder, Marie Duwalter, Mary Mullet, Lydia Steury, Clara Bontrager; 2 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Funeral and burial: Feb. 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by John Garber and Rick Regier.

Headings, Tillman Gailen, 82, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Sept. 7, 1912, Liberty Twp., Ohio, to Frank and Lydia Hilty Headings. Died: Feb. 18, 1995, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Naomi Weber Headings; children: Kenneth, Judith, Kathryn Fulk; sisters: Mary Helen, Elva Mae, Alma Fern Plank; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, South Union Mennonite Church, by Randy Reminder.

King, Gail E., 45, Atlanta, Ga. Born: Dec. 17, 1948, Albany, Ore., to Hugh and Viola King. Died: Nov. 28, 1994, Bethesda, Md., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Carla Syverson King; daughters: Rachel, Rebecca; parents; sister: Janice Kauffman. Funeral: Dec. 2, NIH Chapel, Bethesda, Md., by Gary Johnson; Memorial service: Dec. 11, Atlanta.

Leland, Michael W., 43, Waynesboro, Pa. Born: Nov. 7, 1951, Manistee, Mich., to Chester W. and Marilyn L. Troyer Leland. Died: Jan. 16, 1995, Waynesboro, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Diane C. Clemens Leland; children: Joshua, Sarah; brothers: David J., Rick M., Jonathan K., Scott A. Funeral and burial: Jan. 20, Marion Mennonite Church, by Cleon Nyce and Alvin C. Kanagy.

Mellinger, Ellen M. Workman, 74, Millersville, Pa. Born: April 24, 1920, Lancaster, Pa., to Harry and Maude Miller Workman. Died: Feb. 16, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: John H. Mellinger; children: Mary Denlinger, Ruth A. Mertz, Cynthia L. Snedden, John M., James W.; siblings: Barbara Henry, Mary Bussiere, Catherine Barrow, Raymond and Fred Workman; 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 20, Millersville Mennonite Church, by Delbert Kautz and Abram Charles.

Mullett, Sally Marie Sharp, 56, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 29, 1938, Belleville, Pa., to Jesse D. and Amelia Peachey Sharp. Died: Dec. 27, 1994, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Melvin E. Mullett; children: Kenneth, Karen; father; brothers and sister: Roy, Urie, David, Linus, John, Alta Edwards. Congregational membership: Friendship Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 30, Palm Grove Mennonite Church, by Reuben Beachy, Kenneth Kauffman, and David R. Miller. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Shoemaker, Harvey K., 78, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: July 23, 1916, Conoy Twp., Pa., to Amos K. and Anna Mary Baker Eshleman Shoemaker. Died: Feb. 15, 1995, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Anna Mary Kreider Shoemaker; daughter: Joyce E.; brothers: Paul, Earl, Vere; stepbrothers and sisters: Charles, Raymond, and Les Eshelman, Grace Davler, Esther Zeager, Ada Haldeman. Predeceased by: Doris Jean (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 18, Risser's Mennonite Church, by Russell Baer, Donald Pickell, Ralph Ginder, and Gerald Heistand.

Yoder, Esther Zook, 76, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: April 10, 1918, Surrey, N.D., to Solomon and Barbara Zook. Died: Feb. 20, 1995, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - husband: Levi L. Yoder; daughters: Ina Elaine Blake, Donna Lea, Connie Ruth McTigue, Lucinda K ay; brothers and sister: Durbon and Lloyd Zook, Ruby Weaver; 4 grandchildren. Memorial service: Feb. 23, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Yoder Mennonite Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 12 - March 21, 1995


Alma, Martha Bertha Bottner, 87, Holt, Mich. Born: Feb. 24, 1907, Hamburg, Germany, to Edmund and Bertha Wasserman Bottner. Died: Feb. 20, 1995, Holt, Mich., from Alzheimer's disease. Survivors - husband: Jan Alma; daughter: Louise M. Alma Lind; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Michigan State Univ. Mennonite Fellowship. Funeral: Feb. 25, Holt, Mich., by Jim Miller and David Haarer. Cremated.

Amstutz, Milton H., 72, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Feb. 12, 1923, Kidron, Ohio, to Gideon and Caroline Amstutz. Died: Feb. 24, 1995, Kidron, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors - children: Charles, Eugene; brother and sisters: Willis, Pauline, Edith; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lina M. Steiner Amstutz (wife) and Michael (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 28, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Herman Myers and Richard Ross.

Baker, Richard, 69, Ambler, Pa. Born: July 4, 1925, North Wales, Pa., to Marshall and Daisy Lee Baker. Died: Feb. 9, 1995, Ambler, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Helen Rose Baker; daughter: Sandra Baker Lee; stepson: Kenneth Charles Carter; brother and sisters: Lewis, Laura Braxton, Lillian Lewis; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 13, Ambler Mennonite Church, by Joe M. Haines. Burial: George Washington Memorial Park and Mausoleum.

Blank, Estella N. Stoudt, 88, Souderton, Pa. Born: Nov. 12, 1906, Souderton, Pa., to Henry and Magdalene Nice Stoudt. Died: Feb. 24, 1995, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - children: Timothy, Margaret Moyer, Betty Landis, Alverda Kolb, Grace Haberle; brothers and sister: Jake N. and Paul N. Stoudt, Alverda Moore; 23 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey M. Blank, Sr. (husband) and Harvey (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 27, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst, Steven E. Landis, and Floyd M. Hackman.

Ditzler, Annie Borry, 90, Lititz, Pa. Born: July 20, 1904, Lancaster County, Pa., to Thomas and Annie Leisey Borry. Died: Jan. 31, 1995, Lititz, Pa. Survivors - one grandchild. Predeceased by: William W. Ditzler (husband), and Elwood (son). Congregational membership: Lititz Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 4, East Bethany Chapel, Landis Homes, by Donald W. Good and Dennis Ernest. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Erb, Sevilla, 89, Hartville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 11, 1905, Holmes County, Ohio. Died: Feb. 24, 1995, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors - children: John, Wayne, Ellis, Daniel, Jr., Larry, William, Zelda Eisenberger, Arlene Hostetler, Sarah Broadwater, Delores Manko, Mary Wittmer; 37 grandchildren, 71 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Daniel P. Erb (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 28, Hartville Mennonite Church, by David Hall and Henry Shrock.

Erb, Vera Gingerich, 87, Lowville, N.Y. Born: Jan. 2, 1908, Baden, Ont., to Jacob and Lydia Lehman Gingerich. Died: Feb. 19, 1995, Lowville, N. Y. Survivors - children: Elton E., Kenneth R., Edna LeCleve; brother and sisters: Andrew Gingerich, Esther Schrag, Irene Moshier; 12 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Eli B. Erb (husband) and Helen (infant daughter). Funeral: Feb. 24, Lowville Mennonite Church, by Evan Zehr and Milton Zehr. Burial: Conservative Mennonite Cemetery.

Gross, Wayne Paul, 76, Congerville, Ill. Born: July 16, 1918, Pauline, Neb., to Isaac and Elizabeth Schiffler Gross. Died: Feb. 17, 1995, Peoria, Ill. Survivors - wife: Ada Hostetler Gross; children: John, Marjorie, LuAnne Ramer; sisters: Timna Kindsfater, Lois Zoss; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 21, Congerville Mennonite Church, by Dennis Kennell and Arthur Simpson. Burial: Harmony Cemetery.

Henning, Warren Rosenberger, 89, Souderton, Pa. Born: June 25, 1905, Lansdale, Pa., to Andrew Krupp and Katie Rosenberger Henning. Died: Feb. 22, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors - children: Gladys C. Alderfer, Robert C., Eleanor C. Moyer, Carol Mae Henning-Franczyk; sister: Hannah Landis; 13 grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ella Mae Clemens Henning (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 27, Plains Mennonite Church, by Richard J. Lichty and Daniel W. Lapp.

Landis, Marjorie M. Rohrer, 84. Born: March 6, 1910, Wadsworth, Ohio, to Clayton and Martha Knopp Rohrer. Died: Feb. 24, 1995, Rittman, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Clarence Landis; sons: Vernon, Ralph, Donald, Raymond, James; brothers and sister: Ivan and Maynard Rohrer, Ruth Mumaw. Funeral: Feb. 28, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Leonard D. Hershey. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Miller, Julia May Salisbury, 64, Elkhart, Ind. Born: Feb. 15, 1931, South Bend, Ind., to Frank and Marie C. Allen Salisbury. Died: Feb. 22, 1995, Elkhart, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - children: Faith Navarro, Hope, Marti, Brian, Kevin, Stephen, Dennis; brothers and sisters: Jack, Dale, and Robert Salisbury; Geneva Davenport, Velma Morin, Marilyn Frame, Marti Salisbury; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Arlow O. "Bud" Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 25, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Ron Diener.

Myers, Dorothy Oberholtzer, 80, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Dec. 4, 1914, Conewago Twp., Pa., to Christian D. and Bertha Haldeman Oberholtzer. Died: Dec. 10, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - husband: Lloyd C. Myers; children: L. Raymond, Jane L. Hooley; brother and sister: Glenn and Grace H. Oberholtzer; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Dec. 14, Risser's Mennonite Church, by Gerald Heistand, Donald Pickell, and Ralph Ginder.

Oswald, Dorothy Egli, 71, Manson, Iowa. Born: Aug. 12, 1923, Manson, Iowa, to John and Ella Zehr Egli. Died: Feb. 15, 1995, Scottsdale, Ariz., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - husband: Paul E. Oswald; children: Jane E. Duff, Paula S. McClave, Laurie L., Neil E., Brian S.; brothers and sisters: Merle and Norm Egli, Lois Showers, Judy Dana; 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 4 step great-grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 21, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rosehill Cemetery.

Reeb, Eva Yeackley, 93, Milford, Neb. Born: Oct. 15, 1901, Milford, Neb., to Joseph and Fannie Yordy Yeackley. Died: Feb. 22, 1995, Milford, Neb. Survivors - stepdaughter: Lela Miller; sister: Emma Roth; 12 step grandchildren, 20 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Fred Reeb (husband), Aldene Troyer, Della Beckler, and Lorene Lauber (stepdaughters). Funeral and burial: Feb. 24, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by William Saltzman and Lloyd Gingerich.

Wenger, Oliver Royo, 92, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 2, 1903, Rockingham County, Va., to Daniel P. and Emma F. Heatwole Wenger. Died: Feb. 20, 1995, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - children: Sheldon L., Helen F. Layman, Dorothy S. Bellanca; sisters: Edna, Oma Bowman; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Goldie Fern Heatwole Wenger (wife). Funeral: Feb. 22, Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center Auditorium, by Joseph and Edith Shenk, and Daniel and Catherine Longenecker. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Jacob LaVerne, 54, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Sept. 28, 1940, Fairview, Mich., to Jacob and Mary Yoder. Died: Feb. 14, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Leona Martin Yoder; daughters: Lucinda F. Hostetler, Michele R. Mills, Carrie L. Clark, Sherrie L. Miller; siblings: Ray E., Dwayne D., Marlin J., Marlene F. Miley; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Feb. 17, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Gerald Mininger and A. Don Augsburger. Burial: Sarasota Memorial Park.

Yoder, Oscar S., 77, Topeka, Ind. Born: Jan. 18, 1918, LaGrange County, Ind., to Samuel and Nancy Weirich Yoder. Died: Feb. 22, 1995, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors - wife: Esther Hooley Yoder; children: Donna Stutzman, Mabel Classen, Linda Freed, Craig; brothers and sisters: Raymond, Harley, Truman, William, Edna BoIling, Goldie Nuet; 13 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beatrice Miller Yoder (first wife). Funeral: Feb. 25, Emma Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray, Larry Burns, and Etril Leinbach. Burial: Shore Cemetery.


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Bender, Joseph Ormas, 84, Shakespeare, Ont. Born Feb. 23, 1911, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to John and Magdalena Ramseyer Bender. Died: Feb. 28, 1995. Survivors - children: Verlus John, Elwood; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lydian Bender (wife). Funeral and burial: March 3, 1995, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich and Greg Yantzi.

Freed, Norman H., 87, Earlington, Pa. Born: Aug. 24, 1907, Franconia, Pa., to Oswin H. and Mary Ann M. Hackman Freed. Died: March 3, 1995, Earlington, Pa. Survivors - children: Elizabeth Mae, Harold M., Marvin M., Norman M., Paul M.; brother and sisters: Melvin, Stella Moyer, Katie Guntz; 22 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lizzie B. Metz Freed (wife). Funeral and burial: March 7, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Steven Landis, John Ehst, Floyd Hackman, and Curtis Bergey.

Gerber, Myron, 71, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: Jan. 11, 1924, Walnut Creek Twp., Ohio, to Elmer and Orpha Gerber. Died: Feb. 27, 1995, Millersburg, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivors - wife: Nina Miller Gerber; children: Brian, Ken, Rebecca Miller; sisters: Kathryn Kauffman, Dorothy Taylor; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 2, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Hamsher, Laura Emma Weber, 87, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 19, 1907, Kitchener, Ont., to Ephraim and Maria Steckle Weber. Died: March 7, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Donald, Harold, Janice Yoder, Joyce; brother: Eldon Weber; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Wallace Hamsher (husband). Congregational membership: Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 10, Robarts Funeral Home, by Howard S. Schmitt. Burial: Sarasota Memorial Park.

Hedgepeth, Clifford A., 85, Newport News, Va. Born: Aug. 27, 1909. Died: Feb. 28, 1995, Newport News, Va. Survivors - wife: Alice Yates Hedgepeth; children: Alice O., Clifford A., Jr., sister: Mary Elizabeth Underwood; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: March 2, Huntington Mennonite Church, by Gerald W. Showalter. Burial: Cedar Hill Cemetery.

Herrick, Elsie Joy Yoder Neher, 77, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Oct. 20, 1917, Frytown, Iowa, to Jacob J. and Mattie Miller Yoder. Died: Feb. 19, 1995, Wayland, Iowa, of cancer. Survivors - children: Myrna Joy Wenger, Roger Dean; brothers and sisters: Clifford, Richard, and Arthur Yoder, Esther Speas, Leota Lee; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: George Andrew "Andy Herrick (second husband) and Orley Neher (first husband). Memorial service and burial: Feb. 24, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Duane Roth and Kenneth Steckly.

Hess, Verna H., 99, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Oct. 13, 1895, to Daniel S. and Annie Harnish Forry. Died: Jan. 27, 1995. Survivors - children: Richard F., James R.; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oliver G. Hess (husband) and Oliver, Jr. (son). Funeral: Jan. 30, Gundel Home for Funerals, by Melvin H. Thomas. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hostetler, Ida Miller, 93, Louisville, Ohio. Born: March 22, 1901, Plain City, Ohio, to Abraham and Katie Miller. Died: Feb. 26, 1995, Louisville, Ohio. Survivors - children: Herma Miller, Edith Stoltzfus, Nellie Sommers, David, Glenn, Marvin, Elmo; brothers and sisters: Earl, Perry, Martin, and Ina Miller, Luella Garrett, Amanda Mast; 29 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by Asa Hostetler (husband) and Leon (son). Funeral and burial: March 2. Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan Graber and Elvin Sommers (son-in-law).

Kochsmeier, Henry, 70, Glendale, Ariz. 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 K.; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: March 9, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Dennis Stauffer and Ray Keim. Burial: Clearfork Cemetery.

Leatherman, Anna, 86, Glendale, Ariz. Born: Jan. 17, 1909, to Daniel S. and Esther Detweiler Leatherman. Died: Feb. 16, 1995, Glendale, Ariz. Funeral: Feb. 20, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Ray Keim and Dennis Stauffer. Burial: Resthaven Park Cemetery.

Long, James W., 80, Spring City, Pa. Born: Feb. 3, 1915, McClure, Pa., to Charles C. and J. Estella Miller Long. Died: Feb. 24, 1995, Spring City, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Joanne L. Ruchinski, Charles S., Ronald W., Martha Schueck; siblings: Miller, Erma Smith, Mary Snook; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Anna Swartz Long (wife) and Patricia L. Douglass (daughter). Congregational membership: Boyertown Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 28, Royersford, Pa., by C. Ralph Malin. Burial: Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Israel C., 84, Elmira, Ont. Born: July 3, 1910, to David and Judith Martin. Died: Feb. 22, 1995, Fergus, Ont. Survivors - children: Clifford, Lorne, Beulah Bennett; 5 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Viola Lichty Martin (wife). Funeral and burial: Feb. 25, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale R. Bauman.

Nissley, Ella C. Miller, 88, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Dec. 5, 1906, Conoy Twp., Pa., to Phares C. and Emma Kraybill Miller, Sr. Died: Feb. 27, 1995, Lancaster, Pa., of Parkinson,s disease. Survivors - husband: Lloyd E. Nissley; children: Harold M., Clarence M., Jay L., Arlene M. Kreider, Nancy M.; brother: Phares C. Miller, Jr.; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 2, Good Mennonite Church, by J. Nelson Bechtold, Russell J. Baer, and Jay M. Bechtold.

Roth, Vernon Leroy, 59, Edmonton, Alta. Born: April 10, 1935, Tofield, Alta., to Roy Christian and Mary Lehman Roth. Died: Feb. 25, 1995, Albuquerque, N.M., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Viola Good Roth; children: Ronald, Gary, Dalene; siblings: Donald, Vivian Wilde; one grandchild. Congregational membership: Holyrood Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 2, Lendrum Mennonite Brethern Church, by Ray Landis. Burial: Glenwood Memorial Gardens.

Snider, Selwyn Shantz, 91, Cambridge, Ont. Born to Urias and Nancy Snider. Died: Sept. 18, 1994, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - sisters: Glennys Snyder, Twilah, Esther. Memorial service: Pioneer Park Christian Fellowship, by Brian Laverty.

Tarvin, Wayne Leslie, 86, Dewey, Ill. Born: Jan. 14, 1909, Ludlow, Ill., to Ralph and Edna Proctor Tarvin. Died: Feb. 26, 1995, Urbana, Ill. Survivors - wife: Elma Conrad Tarvin; son: Richard; sisters: Hazel Fosdick, Evelyn Hedrick. Predeceased by one daughter. Funeral and burial: March 1, East Bend Mennonite Church, by Calvin Kauffman and Irvin Nussbaum.

Wideman, Leonard, 77, Tofield, Alta. Born: July 20, 1917, Mayton, Alta., to William and Sarah Brubaker Wideman. Died: Feb. 17, 1995, Tofield, Alta. Survivors - wife: Eleanor Wideman; children: James, Janette Martin, Karen Polege, Eunice Kaechele, Lenore; brothers and sisters: William, Sam, Martha Lauber, Lydia, Naomi Yoder, Hazel Martin, Ella Mae Burnstad, Eva Brenneman, Esther Hanson; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one step grandchild, one stepgreat-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Feb. 21, Salem Mennonite Church, by Levi Smoker.

Witzel, Selma Iutzi, 92, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Feb. 26, 1903, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to George and Barbara Boshart Iutzi. Died: March 2, 1995, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - children: Melvin, Maurice, Beatrice Schultz; 15 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Edmund Witzel (husband). Funeral and burial: March 5, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich, Henry Yantzi, and Vernon Zehr.

Transcribed by: Debbie Flanagan, Florida

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