Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1995

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Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 18 - May 2, 1995


Henderson, Lorene Virginia Brunk, 92, Sterling, Ill. Born: Nov. 24, 1902, Harrisonburg, Va., to Timothy and Elizabeth Heatwole Brunk. Died: April 7, 1995, Sterling, Ill. Survivors - children: Ansel, Betty Kropf; brother: Boyd Brunk; 14 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild. Predeceased by: Earl Henderson (husband). Funeral and burial: April 10, Science Ridge Mennonite Church, by S. Ray Kaufrnan.

King, Sara K. Mast, 88, Atglen, Pa. Born: June 10, 1906, Morgantown, Pa., to David M. and Elizabeth K. Stoltzfus Mast. Died: March 25, 1995, Lititz, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Rhoda, Laurence, Elizabeth Rohrer, Melvin, Wilma Yoder, Joy Yoder; sisters: Nancy M. Martin, Aquila D. Mast; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elam S. King (husband). Congregational membership: Sandy Hill Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 29, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Omer E. King and Clair Umble. Burial: Millwood Mennonite Church.

Maust, Pauline Fisher, 69, Pigeon, Mich. Born: Jan. 29, 1926, Kalona, Iowa, to Daniel and Ida Miller Fisher. Died: Jan. 29, 1995, Pigeon, Mich., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Edgar Maust; children: Martha Maust-Brown, Rebecca, Gary, Larry, Tim; siblings: Clifford, Robert, Wally, and Ruth Fisher, Mabel Mininger, Emma Maust, Virginia Herschberger; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 31, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Thomas Beachy and Luke Yoder.

Nofziger, Grace Irene Lugbill, 74, Archbold, Ohio. Born: April 29, 1920, Henry County, Ohio, to Sylvanus and Mary "Mamie" Schmucker Lugbill. Died: April 6, 1995, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - siblings: Charles, Ralph, and Donna Lugbill, Wanda Rich. Predeceased by: Lawrence "Skeeter" Nofziger (husband). Funeral: April 9, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Rupp, Richard John, 52, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Born: Feb. 18, 1943, Fulton County, Ohio, to John H. and Virge F. Graf Rupp. Died: April 3, 1995, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Survivors - wife: LouAnn Nafziger Rupp; children: Philip J., Richard J., 11, Melissa F.; brothers and sisters: James, Roger, Carol Smith, Margaret, Pat Frey. Funeral: April 7, South Union Mennonite Church, by A. E. Marine. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Schmucker, Lillian Wright, 85, Stouffville, Ont. Born: March 26, 1909, Toronto, Ont., to William and Alice Abblet Wright. Died: Markham, Ont. Survivors - children: David, Grace Biehn, Dennis, Lil Grove, Robert, Alice, Ken, Doris Burns; siblings: Violet Burkholder, Connie Yake, Gladys and Floyd Wright; 20 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Floyd Schmucker (husband) and John (son). Congregational membership: Hagerman Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Jan. 27, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Gord Alton.

Shantz, Salome Hallman, 90, Cambridge, Ont. Born: June 30, 1904, New Dundee, Ont., to George and Veronica Heckendorn Hallman. Died: April 7, 1995, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - daughter: Margaret Weber; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence Shantz (husband). Funeral: April 10, Fairview Mennonite Home, by Rudy Baergen. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Zook, Eldon E., 84, Nampa, Idaho. Born: May 9, 1910, McPherson, Kan., to Aaron A. and Sarah "Sadie" Yoder Zook. Died: April 5, 1995, Nampa, Idaho. Survivors - children: J. Evon Roth, Kay Itami, Elaine Padgett; sisters: Elsie Yoder, Ida Belle Boshart; 5 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edna Troyer Zook (wife). Funeral: April 8, First Mennonite Church, by Duane Oesch and Robert Garber. Burial: Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 19 - May 9, 1995


Cressman, Olive Gingerich, 95, Kitchener, Ont. Born: May 11, 1898, Baden, Ont., to Daniel and Veronica Lichti Gingerich. Died: Oct. 18, 1994, Kitchener, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Earl, Clare, Reta Ramseyer, James; siblings: Fannie Mosier, David, Nick, Moses, Samuel, William; 9 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mannessah (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 21, 1994, Mannheim Mennonite Church, by Doris Weber and Elmer Mosier.

Earnest, Mabel Heckler Miller, 92, Milford, Neb. Born: Nov. 19, 1902, Shickley, Neb., to Emanuel and Amanda Hershberger Beckler. Died: April 13, 1995, Milford, Neb., of a stroke. Survivors - children: Lois Schweitzer, Dora Stauffer, Joyce Reed, Clyde Miller; stepchildren: Betty, Maxine Stutzman, Shirley Ebers, LaVern, Melvin; 9 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 1 great-great grandchild, 21 step-grandchildren, 50 step-great-grandchildren, 9 step-great-great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ben Earnest (second husband), Milo Miller (first husband), and Geraldine Bruntz (stepdaughter). Funeral and burial: April 17, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by William Saltzman and Lloyd Gingerich.

Eby, Ruth Huber, 71, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Nov. 17, 1923, Manheim Twp., Pa., to Enos S. and Grace Leaman Huber. Died: April 10, 1995, Lititz, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors - husband: J. Harold Eby; children: Robert, Marilyn E. Weaver, Julia A. Swartz; sister: Evelyn L. Hess; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 13, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by Thomas A. Horst and Lester M. Hoover.

Lechlitner, Thelma O. Hartman Weaver, 80, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Sept. 30, 1914, Olive Twp., Ind. Died: April 10, 1995, Wakarusa, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - children: Lewis E. Weaver, Wanda Miller; stepchildren: Esther Sowers, Marvin; brother: Warren D. Hartman; 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 15 step - great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William W. Lechlitner (second husband) and Levon B. Weaver (first husband). Funeral: April 15, Olive Mennonite Church, by William D. Hooley. Burial: Olive West Cemetery.

Mayberry, Susan Louise Moyer, 35, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Oct. 8, 1959, Lansdale, Pa., to Harold G. and Louise Pearson Servin Moyer. Died: April 6, 1995, Philadelphia, Pa., following a liver transplant. Survivors - husband: Richard Mayberry; children: Richard Lee, Angela Sue; brothers and sister: Kenneth R., Timothy D., and Crystal J. Moyer. Funeral and burial: April 10, Towamencin Mennonite Church, by Russell M. Detweiler and Steven C. Nyce.

Roth, Abe, 95, Colorado Springs, Colo. Born: Sept. 19, 1899, Chappell, Neb., to Edward and Emma Stutzman Roth. Died: March 23, 1995, Colorado Springs, Colo. Survivors - children: Agnes Daugherty, Josephine Pankoke, Robert, Delmar, Edward; sisters: Bess Mast, Mary Schweitzer. Predeceased by: Leah, Mary, Kathryn (first, second, and third wives), Chester (son), Irene (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 25, Chappell Mennonite Church, by Arthur Roth and Earl VonEhrenkrook.

Roth, Velma Iona Miller, 83, Milford, Neb. Born Aug. 1, 1911, Milford, Neb., to Joseph and Elizabeth Schweitzer Miller. Died: April 15, 1995, Lincoln, Neb. Survivors - children: Herbert, Roger, Lonnie, Joseph, Leonard, Ora, Janice Oswald, Ila Kremer, Marieta, Carolyn Miller, Sharon Nolt; brothers: Milton, Harold, and Wayne Miller; 25 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry Roth (husband). Funeral and burial: April 18, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Lloyd Gingerich and William Saltzman.

Slaubaugh, Myrtle Marguerite Bender, 94, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Jan. 23, 1901, Johnson County, Iowa, to Joseph and Salena Shetler Bender. Died: April 13, 1995, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors - daughter: Janette; sisters: Gertrude Gnagey, Evelyn Weaver. Predeceased by: Lewis Slaubaugh (husband), Bernice and Arlene (daughters). Funeral: April 15, Kalona Mennonite Church, by Scott Swartzendruber and David Groh. Burial: West Union Cemetery.

Streicher, Elmer, 81, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Aug. 16, 1913, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Solomon and Bena Yantzi Streicher. Died: April 12, 1995, Stratford, Ont. Survivors - wife: Dorothy McKenzie Streicher; children: Doris Metzger, Bertha Frey, Ruth Ann Caron; sister: Magdalena Stere; 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel Mayer Streicher (first wife), an infant son, and James Richard (son). Funeral and burial: April 15, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Glenn Brubacher and Elmer Moser.

Strong, Pauline Virginia Shank, 81, Willow Street, Pa. Born: Linville, Va., to Daniel and Abbie Layman Shank. Died: March 28, 1995, Willow Street, Pa. Survivors - husband: Samuel Z. Strong; children: Miriam Valido, Patricia Myers, Emily Rickloff, Samuel Z., Jr., David R.; sisters: Naomi Brunk, Emma Delp; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: April 1, Willow Street Mennonite Church, by Robert A. Breneman and Shirlee K. Yoder.

Sutter, Edna Turner, 76, Armington, Ill. Born: Feb. 28, 1919, Armington, Ill., to John S. and Stella Turner. Died: April 17, 1995, Normal, Ill. Survivors - children: John, Gary, Susan Underwood; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Vernal L. Sutter (husband). Funeral: April 20, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith. Burial: Oak View Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 20 - May 16, 1995


Bacher, Dora E., 80, Wolford, N.D. Born: Nov. 5, 1914, Wolford, N.D., to Noah and Precilla Bacher. Died: March 10, 1995, Cando, N.D., of cancer. Survivors - sister: Emma Hochstetler. Funeral and burial: March 15, Lakeview Mennonite Church, by Vernon Hochstetler and Brian Price.

Bean, Martha Shantz, 51, Wellesley, Ont. Born: March 3, 1944, Kitchener, Ont., to LeRoy and Susie Shantz Good. Died: April 7, 1995, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - husband: Ralph Bean; children: Alan, Janice Gingerich, Joanne Naisby, Matthew; brothers and sisters: Mark and Keith Shantz, Gloria Spencer, Pauline Weber; stepbrothers: Dale, Bob, and Carl Good. Funeral: April 20, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones. Burial: Wilmot Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Bender, Berneda Stuckey, 75, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 9, 1919, West Unity, Ohio, to Aaron and Lotta Klinger Stuckey. Died: April 13, 1995, Wauseon, Ohio, of a stroke. Survivors - sons: H. Stanford, Keith; brother: Melvin Stuckey; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Howard Bender (husband). Funeral: April 17, Tedrow Mennonite Church, by Randall Nafziger. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Bergey, Jonas W., 87, Lansdale, Pa. Born: July 1, 1907, Franconia, Pa., to Jonas and Lizzie Willauer Bergey. Died: Feb. 1, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Pearl Landes Bergey; daughters: Elaine L., Marlene L. Stutzman; sister: Elizabeth; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gerald (son). Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, Upper Skippack Mennonite Church, by Ray Yoder.

Bontrager, Menno J. S., 97, Kalona, Iowa. Born: May 3, 1897, Gibson, Miss., to Joseph N. and Suvilla Yoder Bontrager. Died: April 21, 1995, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Lovina Miller, Amos, Suvilla Hershberger, Perry, Joseph, Edna Yoder, Esther Tate; brothers and sisters: Fernandis, Joe, Anna Stutzman; 26 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 2 great great-grandchildren, 3 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Fannie Yoder Bontrager (wife) and Clarence (son). Funeral and burial: April 24, East Union Mennonite Church, by Michael Loss, Noah Helmuth, Perry Miller, and Ronald Bontrager.

Brubaker, Carl C., 86, Wooster, Ohio. Born: Aug. 9, 1908, Rockton, Pa., to Joseph and Rhoda Mae Spicher Brubaker. Died: April 20, 1995, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Sara Kirk Brubaker; daughter: Bettie Steiner; sisters: Elva Dilts, Velma Oswald, Mary Mumaw; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Donna Kaufman (daughter). Funeral: April 24, Wooster Mennonite Church, by Wayne A. Nitzsche. Burial: Sherwood Memorial Gardens.

Halteman, Ellis B., 74, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 30, 1920, Telford, Pa., to Henry S. and Lizzie A. Bergey Halteman. Died: April 23, 1995, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - wife: Anna S. Stauffer Halteman; sisters: Eva Godshall, Lizzie Ruth. Predeceased by: Naomi S. Gehman Halteman (first wife). Funeral and burial: April 26, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John M. Ehst and Steven E. Landis.

Helmuth, Eli D., 60. Born: June 4, 1934, Breman, lnd., to Crist and Wilma Yoder Helmuth. Died: March 24, 1995, Elkhart, Ind., of pancreatic cancer. Survivors - wife: Martha Harshberger Helmuth; children: Eric, Jonathon, Jennifer; siblings: Homer, Crist, Jr., Merle, LaMar, Floyd, Donald, Freida Lehman, Erma Schmucker, Laura Stutzman, Mary Lou Mullet, Martha Whetstone; one grandchild. Funeral and burial: March 27, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop and Carl Homer.

Kauffman, Ezra T., 87. Born: Dec. I, 1907, Belleville, Pa., to Levi and Mary Zook Kauffman. Died: April 20, 1995, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - wife: Eva Peachey Kauffman; children: Thomas E., Marian Byler, Irene M.; sister: Mabel Spurrier; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 23, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook, Ivan E. Yoder, and Erie Renno.

Nafziger, Edith Nolder, 93, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Aug. 4, 1901, Hopedale, Ill., to Charles and Iva Beaver Nolder. Died: April 24, 1995. Survivors - children: Robert L., LaDonna Staten; sisters : Ethel Smalley, Florence Litwiller, Martha Litwiller, Etta French, Gloria Weise, Lila Mullinax, Zola Nolder; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lawrence Nafziger (husband). Congregational membership: Hopedale Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: April 27, Glendale Cemetery, Pekin, Ill., by H. James Smith.

Nickel, Bertha Bergen, 84. Born: March 25, 1911, Weatherford, Okla., to Henry and Anna Warkentin Bergen. Died: April 1, 1995, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - children: Kenneth, Barbara Duryee, Margaret Roush; sisters: Louise Dalke, Katherine Penner; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Frank Bernhard Nickel (husband). Memorial service: April 5, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler. Burial: North Inman Cemetery.

Roth, Mabel Magdalena Kipfer Brunk, 79. Born: Sept. 23, 1915, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Abraham and Veronica Roth Kipfer. Died: April 17, 1995, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors - husband: Elam Roth; children: Howard Brunk, Oliver, Marlene Zehr; stepchildren: Wilfred Roth, Vema Bender; sister: Dorothy Snyder; 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 9 step grandchildren, 24 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey Brunk (first husband) and Kenneth (son). Funeral: April 20, Tavistock Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Henry Yantzi. Burial: East Zorra Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Rychener, Lucille Beck, 81, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: Nov. 11, 1913, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Emma Nofziger Beck. Died: April 14, 1995, Napoleon, Ohio. Survivors - children: Larry, Duane, Glora Belle Yoder, Lonnie; brothers and sisters: Verden, Ella, and Leonard Beck, Florence Miller, Elnora Rupp, Bernice Kauffman, Ilva Nofziger; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Carl G. Rychener (husband) and Lavonne (infant son). Funeral: April 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by Ellis Croyle and Dee Swartz. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Saulsberry, Clara Olivia Vassar, 68, Bedford Heights, Ohio. Born: March 4, 1923, Cleveland, Ohio, to Arthur and Elsie Shirley Vassar. Died: April 6, 1995, Maple Heights, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors - children: Elliott, Linda Stubbs; siblings: Clarence Vassar, Marian Garnett, Elsie McGhee, Carol Phelps, Betty Jean White, Shirley Jones; 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by: William C. Saulsberry (husband). Funeral: April 12, Friendship Mennonite Church, by David Orr and Elliott Saulsberry. Burial: Evergreen Memorial Park.

Speicher, Willis W., 84, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Sept. 22, 1910, Middlebury, Ind., to William and Minnie Bontrager Speicher. Died: April 10, 1995, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors - wife: Bertha Gingerich Speicher; children: A. Dean, Cheryl Miller; sister: Norma Cress; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: April 13, First Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and Sam Troyer. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Stutzman, Catherine May Sage, 72, Rogers, Neb. Born: May 2, 1922, Hanna, Alta., to Roscoe and Georgia Skinner Sage. Died: April 16, 1995, Fremont, Neb., of a blood disorder. Survivors - husband: Glen Stutzman; children: Shelly Hanly, Jerry, John Ed, Douglas; siblings: Harmon Sage, Imogene Owens, Georgia Shaver; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lani Sterling (daughter). Congregational membership: Beemer Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 19, Christ United Methodist Church, by Roger Hazen. Burial: Schuyler Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Lydia N., 94, Kalona, Iowa. Born: May 4, 1900, Wellman, Iowa, to Noah J. and Helena Hershberger Swartzendruber. Died: April 11, 1995, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Mark, Wilbur, John, Faith Carpenter; 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Peter M. Swartzendruber (husband). Funeral and burial: April 13, Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, by George Hansen, Jim Carpenter, and Wayne Bohn.

Troyer, Mary Ellen Haarer, 73, Kokomo, Ind. Born: Aug. 13, 1921, Shipshewana, lnd., to William H. and Fannie Eash Haarer. Died: April 8, 1995, Kokomo, lnd., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Joel A. Troyer; daughters: Rachael Hochstedler, Anna Lois Mohr, Carol Shank, Phyllis Arroyo; siblings: Sylvester, Leonard, Paul, David, William, and Samuel Haarer, Corona Weldy; 8 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Parkview Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 12, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Clayton Sommers and Grace Whitehead. Burial: Mast Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 21 - May 23, 1995


Bacher, Rhoda E. Hochstetler, 79, Wolford, N.D. Born: June 29, 1915, to Eli and Edna Yoder Hochstetler. Died: April 19, 1995, Rockford, Ill., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Marjo Slaubaugh, Wanda Farringer, Vesta Shoemaker, Paulette Carstens; siblings: Melvin, Perry, Emery, Vernon, and Carl Hochstetler, Dora Belle Bacher; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph D. Bacher (husband). Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church, Sarasota, Fla. Funeral and burial: April 23, Lakeview Mennonite Church, by Ottis Yoder and Brian Price.

Blosser, Byron J., 38, Columbus, Ohio. Born: June 21, 1956, Youngstown, Ohio, to Arthur and Ardith L. Cullar Blosser. Died: April 27, 1995, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors - father; siblings: Allen, Robert, David, Charlene Hedge. Funeral and burial: April 30, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry D. Rohrer. Memorial service: May 6, Neil Avenue Mennonite Church.

Dick, Doyle L., 28. Born: Sept. 27, 1966, Moundridge, Kan., to Norman L. and Dellis Schmitt Dick. Died: April 11, 1995, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - parents; brothers and sister: Darren, Dayul, Dorinda Honn. Memorial service: April 14, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Hoffnungsau Mennonite Church Cemetery, Inman, Kan.

Gerber, Luella M. Amstutz, 83, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 12, 1912, Apple Creek, Ohio, to Aaron J. and Sarah Lehman Amstutz. Died: March 19, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - son: John E.; 2 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren. Predeceased by: Oswin George Gerber (husband) and Mary K. Hartley (daughter). Funeral: March 25, College Mennonite Church, by Philip Clemens. Body donated to Indiana University Medical Center.

Hostetler, Katie Bell Easter, 96, Boise, Idaho. Born: Oct. 7, 1898, Chapman, Neb., to Elmer and Ella Raser Easter. Died: April 28, 1995, Boise, Idaho. Survivors - children: Frank, Glen, Clifford, Mary Rouhier, Ethel Wolfe; 18 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Leo Franklin Hostetler (husband). Congregational membership: Hyde Park Mennonite Church. Graveside service: May 4, Morris Hill Cemetery, by Tim Cooper and Larry Hauder.

Krabill, Maurice, 76, Crawfordsville, Iowa. Born: Jan. 17, 1919, Wayland, Iowa, to Elmer and Mary Ann Roth Krabill. Died: April 18, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Verdella Widmer Krabill; children: Don, David, Joyce Stutzman, Phyllis Weber; brothers: Russell, Murray; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 21, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Murray and Russell Krabill.

Lara, Jess Robert, 72. Died: April 26, 1995, Green Valley, Ariz., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Dorcas Troyer Lara; children: Vikki Carpenter, Ann Marie, Becky Siler, Jim, Greg, Melisa Walters, Doug Yoder; brother and sister: Larry, Mary Clay. Congregational membership: Shalom Mennonite Fellowship. Funeral: April 29, Green Valley, Ariz., by Henry P. Yoder. Cremated.

Nafziger, Ellen Ruth, stillborn, April 24, 1995, Phoenixville, Pa., to Dean Conrad and Robin Marie Rea Nafziger; Survivors - parents; siblings: Ezra, Evan, Erin, Emma, Eliza; grandparents: Richard and Nancy Rea, David and June Nafziger; great-grandparents: William and Waneta Hunsberger, Valda Rea, Marjorie Mann. Funeral and burial: April 28, Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Garland L. Meyers.

Schrock, Tobias T., 85. Born: May 8, 1909, Hutchinson, Kan., to Tobias and Anna Miller Schrock. Died: April 21, 1995, Shipshewana, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Laura Holloway Schrock; children: Walter, Maxine Miller; 7 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sarah Lambright Schrock (first wife). Funeral and burial: April 24, Shore Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop and Carl Homer.

Sherman, Ruth Bleile, 82, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 13, 1912, Nappanee, Ind., to Ezra and Sarah Metzler Bleile. Died: March 23, 1995, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors - husband: Romayne Sherman; son: Robert; brother: Gerald Bleile; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Gene and Dana (children). Funeral: March 29, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Olive Cemetery.

Short, Bessie Miller, 77. Born: April 23, 1918, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Amanda Short Miller. Died: April 28, 1995, Archbold, Ohio, in an automobile accident. Survivors - children: Lynn, Bruce, Rick, Beverly Goetzke, Julie Grossman; siblings: Delmar Miller, Vesta Stamm, Bernice McDowell, Alice Miller, Lois Riegsecker, Arleta Unzicker, Marilyn Newsome, Phyllis Gerber; 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Cornelius Short (husband). Congregational membership: Spencer Mennonite Chapel. Funeral: May 1, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman and Lois Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Snyder, Muriel Ethel Nickerson, 86, Canby, Ore. Born: Feb. 7, 1909, Portland, Ore., to James Howard and Ella Hoffman Nickerson. Died: April 24, 1995, Canby, Ore. Survivors - children: Phyllis Miller, Jon, Stephen, Michael; sisters: Winona Brostrom, Sarah Altimus; 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. predeceased by: Albert Snyder (husband). Funeral and burial: April 27, Zion Mennonite Church, by Richard Regier.

Yantzi, Samuel B., 93, Lowville, N.Y. Born: Aug. 19, 1901, Wellesley, Ont., to Christian and Elizabeth Zehr Yantzi. Died: April 22, 1995, Lowville, N.Y. Survivors - wife: Manetta Lehman Yantzi; daughters: Mary Lou Morse, Kay Woodruff; 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jane (infant daughter). Funeral and burial: April 25, First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, by Lester Bauman.

Zook, M. Simon, 86, Honey Brook, Pa. Born: Feb. 15, 1909, Talmage, Pa., to Morris and Susan Beiler Zook. Died: April 11, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Elsie Stoltzfus Zook; children: Gilbert, Alvin, Mary Ann Miller, Sally Martin; siblings: Omar, Morris, Jr., Jacob, Nancy, Lydia Stoltzfus; 11 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harold (son), Joan and Vera Mae (daughters). Funeral and burial: April 15, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Paul Yoder, Nathan Stoltzfus, and Harvey Stoltzfus.

Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 22 - May 30, 1995


Beidler, Willard B., 79, Telford, Pa. Born: April 19, 1915, Telford, Pa., to Irwin and Edith Bower Beidler. Died: April 11, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of acute mycardial infarction. Survivors - wife: Mamie G. Metz Beidler: children: Darlene Alderfer, Thelma Hunsberger, Murray, Donald, Willard, David, Rodney; 27 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 15, Franconia Mennonite Church, by Stanley Godshall, Richard Moyer, and Charles Ness. Burial: Perkiomenville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Birkey, Harvey John, 88, Conneaut Lake, Pa. Born: May 25, 1906, Pekin, 11I., to Andrew C. and Elizabeth Litwiller Birkey. Died: May 1, 1995, Meadville, Pa. Survivors - wife: Silda Miller Birkey; daughter: Evelyn. Funeral and burial: May 4, Sunnyside Mennonite Church, by Nelson Martin.

Bontrager, Bernice Ida Miller, 86. Born: Aug. 6, 1908, Protection, Kan., to Alf B. and Lovina Yoder Miller. Died: May 6, 1995, South Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - children: Barry, Emery, Gloria Hostetler, Karen Hadley; brothers and sister: Richard, David, and Alfred Miller, Louise Headings. Predeceased by: Emery Bontrager (husband). Funeral: May 10, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler and Richard Headings. Burial: Yoder Mennonite Cemetery.

Custalow, Lauren Elizabeth, infant, Denver, Colo. Born: April 28, 1995, Denver, Colo., to Kevin and Cathy Bomberger Custalow. Died: April 28, 1995, Denver, Colo., of an umbilical cord accident. Survivors - parents; brother: Nicholas. Funeral: First Mennonite Church, by Jerry Weaver. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Derstine, Stanley A., 88. Born: Oct. 31, 1906, Sellersville, Pa., to Andrew and Sallie Alderfer Derstine. Died: May 1, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Adella L. Alderfer Derstine; children: Garland, Louise Alderfer; sister: Elsie Freed; 7 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 5, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine and Russell Detweiler.

Graham, S. Kathryn Denlinger, 85, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Aug. 26, 1909, Paradise Twp., Pa., to Harry and Elmira E. Kreider Denlinger. Died: May 2, 1995, Lancaster, Pa., of amyloidosis. Survivors - husband: Ralph Graham; brother: Harry S. Denlinger. Funeral: May 6, Kinzer Mennonite Church, by Mark M. Leaman, Jay A. Meck, John Thomas, and Paul L. Clark. Burial: Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Hostetler, Gladys Stoltzfus, 94, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: May 29, 1900, West Liberty, Ohio, to Eli D. and Ella Stoltzfus. Died: April 29, 1995, Kidron, Ohio of heart failure. Survivors - children: Flora Jean Martin, Rheta Mae Wiebe, Caroll June Roth; 16 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: James Hostetler (husband). Funeral: May 2, Millersburg Mennonite Church, May 3, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Peter Wiebe. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Miller, Ray L., 63. Born: March 10, 1932, LaGrange County, Ind., to Levi and Barbara Frey Miller. Died: May 1, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Mary Peachey Miller; children: Jeff, Nancy; brothers and sister: Amos, John, Leroy, Fannie Taylor. Funeral: May 4, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Art Smoker. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Miller, Samuel S., 87, Goshen, Ind. Born: Feb. 21, 1908, Middlebury, Ind., to D. D. and Jeanette Hostetler Miller. Died: April 4, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Ellen Gardner Miller; children: Samuel, Meredith Wittrig, Patricia Nisley, Eleanor Koehler; 17 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Funeral: April 9, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and John F. Murray. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

Ressler, Margaret Ehrhart, 89, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Sept. 23, 1905, Eaton, Pa., to Amos and Pauline Ehrhart. Died: April 29, 1995, Lititz, Pa. Survivors - sons: Daniel E., Russell L., John D., Jr., Melvin S.; sister: Blanche Shupp; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John D. Ressler, Sr. (husband). Funeral and burial: May 3, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by Thomas A. Horst, Lester Hoover, and George Horst.

Shantz, Kathryn Martin, 82, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Feb. 11, 1913, Ontario, to Peter and Nancy Shantz Martin. Died: May 3, 1995, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - son: William P.; brothers and sisters: Al and Oscar Martin, Greta Martin-Smith, Irene Lichty; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Orville Shantz (husband). Funeral: May 6, Ratz-Bechtel Chapel, by Brice Balmer. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Shaum, Maurice, 91, Elkhart, Ind. Born: March 18, 1904, Elkhart County, Ind. Died: May 4, 1995, Wakarusa, Ind. Funeral: May 6, Holdeman Mennonite Church, by David Heusinkveld and Russell Krabill. Burial: Olive Cemetery.

Tedball, Milton Roger, 51, Elmira, Ont. Born: July 5, 1943, Strathroy, Ont., to Milton and Eileen Warner Tedball. Died: April 12, 1995, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke and kidney failure. Survivors - wife: Joyce Martin Tedball; son: Michael; mother: Eileen Falden; brother and sister: John, JoAnn Speelman. Funeral and burial: April 15, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale Bauman and Ruth Anne Laverty.

Weaver, Arlene, 69, Elkhart, Ind. Born: March 8, 1926, Elkhart, Ind. Died: March 20, 1995. Survivors - sisters: Lorene Gray, Grace Conrad. Funeral: March 24, Holdeman Mennonite Church, by David Heusinkveld and Jim Troyer. Burial: Olive Cemetery.

Witwer, Roy V., 62, Lancaster, Pa. Born: June 2, 1932, Lancaster, Pa., to Walter S. and Barbara Musselman Witwer. Died: May 1, 1995, Paradise, Pa. Survivors - wife: Emma A. Hoover Witwer; children: J. Clair, Janet E., Judy A. Nguyen, Joyce M., Jane L., Jeffrey L.; brother and sister: John L., Susan Valeria Brunoff; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 4, Kinzer Mennonite Church, by Jay A. Meck, Benjamin L. Clark, and Paul L. Clark.

Wyse, Harold J., 85, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 10, 1909, Archbold, Ohio, to Jefferson and Emma Short Wyse. Died: May 5, 1995, Bryan, Ohio, of an apparent heart attack. Survivors - wife: Cora Nofziger Wyse; children: Rosemary Wyse-Reimer, Buetta Bontrager, Dean, Byrdalene Horst, Denton, Sanford, Allen, Ned, Norma, Sara Wyse-Wenger; brother and sister: Donald, Clela Detter; 25 grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, one step-great grandchild. Funeral and burial: May 8, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Allen Rutter and Walter Stuckey.

Yoder, Fyrne A. Miller, 90, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 3, 1904, Sugar Creek, Ohio, to Amra and Jemima Mast Miller. Died: April 30, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Joanne Holtzinger, Ruth Dyal; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jonathan G. Yoder (husband), Richard W. (son), and Mary Jean (daughter). Funeral: May 3, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Yoder, Mary Ann Kurtz, 93, Plain City, Ohio. Born: July 6, 1901, Geauga County, Ohio, to Dan and Susan Spiecher Kurtz. Died: March 16, 1995, Columbus, Ohio, of pneumonia. Survivors - children: Ada Martin, John, Eli, Gertrude Martin; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Noah S. Yoder (husband) and Susie Marie (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 20, Sharon Mennonite Church, by David Lantz.

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