Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1995

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Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 39 - October 3, 1995

Boyer, Mae Hunter, 87, Springfield, Ohio. Born: May 5, 1908, Galesburg, Ill., to Albert and Elmina Carroll Hunter. Died: July 21, 1995, Springfield, Ohio. Survivors-children: Max, Virginia Henson, Christine Hinshaw; sister: Albertine Cole; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Maxwell Graham Boyer (husband). Funeral: July 25, Southside Christian Fellowship. Burial: Ferncliff Cemetery.

Camp, Cathryn M., 94, Washington, Ill. Born: Oct. 28, 1900, Washington, Ill., to Joseph E. and Phoebe Nafziger Camp. Died: Oct. 30, 1995, Eureka, Ill. Funeral: Sept. 2, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Earl Sears and Robert Nolt. Burial: Union Cemetery.

Egli, Paul Wayne, 52, Lorimor, Iowa. Born: Dec. 15, 1942, Fort Dodge, Iowa, to Louie I and Rose Ella Ulrich Egli. Died: Aug. 8, 1995, Winterset, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Charlotte Egli; children: Melanie, Todd; sisters: Fern Kaufman, Kathryn. Funeral: Aug. 12, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Groff, Merrill G., 61, Telford, Pa. Born: April 5, 1934, Lower Salford Twp., Pa., to Clayton M. and Lizzie Ann Godshall Groff. Died: Sept. 7, 1995, East Greenwich, R.I., from a truck accident. Survivors- wife: Shirley Keeler Groff; children: Glenda Souder, Charlene Frederick, Gordon L., Royden M., Bradley K.; step-mother: Verna C. Groff; brother and sisters: Claude, Lorraine Landis, Neva Moyer; half brother and sisters: Larry Groff, Loretta Good, Eileen Famous; stepbrother: Kenneth Derstine; 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Towamencin Mennonite Chapel, by Steven C. Nyce and Russell M. Detweiler .

Hartzler, Mildred S. Hostetler, 81, Indian Wells, Calif. Born: Jan. 14, 1914, Harper, Kan., to Oliver and Leah Beyler Hostetler. Died: Aug. 30, 1995, Laguna Hills, Calif. Survivors-husband: Lloyd E. Hartzler; daughters: Lee Ann King, Carolyn Stewart, Janet Hartzler Bra slow; brother and sisters: Clarence Hostetler, Elda Krieder, Edna Kline, Avis King, Opal Pankratz; 6 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 5, St. Andrews Presbyterian Church. Burial: Desert Memorial Park.

Hathaway, Nora Barbara King, 82, Philadelphia, Mo. Born: July 7, 1913, Parnell, Iowa, to Alpha R. and Blanche E. Yoder King. Died: Aug. 5, 1995, Hannibal, Mo. Survivors-children: David, Wendell, Philip, Ben, Shirley Phelps; sisters: Edna King, Beulah Koch; 19 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Leslie F . Hathaway (husband) and Stanley (son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 7, Pea Ridge Mennonite Church, by Roger Stevens.

Mast, Edith A., 72, Morgantown, Pa. Born: Sept. 14, 1922, Morgantown, Pa., to Samuel and Minnie Mast. Died: Sept. 8, 1995, Reading, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-husband: Lloyd Mast; children: Sharon Stoltzfus, Frank, Edwin; brothers and sister: Dan, Horace, Raymond, Arthur, Ralph, Marjorie Steffen; 9 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 11, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus and Harvey Stoltzfus. Burial: Pine Grove Cemetery.

Moyer, Harley M., 82, Perkasie, Pa. Born: April 15, 1913, Hilltown, Pa., to Abram R. and Myrtle Moyer. Died: Sept. 5, 1995, Sellersville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors- wife: Amanda Godshall Moyer; children: Loretta Moyer, Darlene Rush, Marylou Shelly, Philip Harley; sisters: Myrtle Mininger, Janet Beer; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 8, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, Jr., and David A. Stevens.

Nussbaum, Dallas Earl, Sr., 75, Kidron, Ohio. Born: May 18, 1920, Kidron, Ohio, to Albert and Sara Ann Amstutz Nussbaum. Died: Sept. 8, 1995, Wooster, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Bernice Brenner Nussbaum; children: Janet Geiser, Linda Amstutz, Lynnette Saurer, Junior; brothers and sister: Jesse, Herman, Cora Sommer; 11 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Herman Myers and Dick Wolf.

Steinman, Olin, 73, Baden, Ont. Born: Feb. 27, 1922, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Daniel and Catherine Erb Steinman. Died: Sept. 8, 1995, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors-wife: Vernetta Schlegel Steinman; children: Marjorie, Sharon Neufeld, Myron, Caroline Balcaen, Melody; brothers and sisters: Mahlon, Wallace, Alvin, Loretta Lichti, Violet McCormick, Laverne; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Scott Brubaker-Zehr and Herb Schultz.

Thomas, Martin Breneman, 85, Landisville, Pa. Born: June 22, 1910, Conestoga Twp., Pa., to John H. and Ella C. Breneman Thomas. Died: Nov. 6, 1995, Lititz, Pa., of leukemia. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Erb Thomas; children: Marianne Grove, Nancy Hess, Lois T. Showalter, Barbara Jean Landis; brother and sister: John H. Thomas, Marian Eby; 10 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 10, Landis Homes Bethany Chapel, by Donald Good and J. Samuel Thomas. Burial: Landisville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Carl E., 78, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 12, 1916, Fairview, Mich., to Ira N. and Verna A. Rogers Yoder . Died: Sept. 3, 1995, South Bend, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Lois L. Oyer Yoder; daughter: Colleen Barnes; sisters: Nina Bontrager, Reathel Shantz; one grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 7, East Goshen Mennonite Church, by David Brunner, Mary Grove, and Bob Keener. Burial: Violett Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 40 - October 10, 1995

Augustine, Ella I. Birky, 94, Spartansburg, Pa. Born: Sept. 8, 1901, Orlin, Kan., to John J. and Nancy Lantz Birky. Died: Sept. 11, 1995, Corry, Pa. Survivors-children: Eugene, Phyllis Holthouse; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Augustine (husband) and Harold Dean (infant son). Funeral: Sept. 15, Valley View Mennonite Church. by Carl L. Smeltzer. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Derstein, Irene F., 83. Souderton, Pa. Born: June 11, 1912, Hatfield Twp., Pa., to Harvey H. and Katie C. Freed Derstein. Died: Sept. 7, 1995, Quakertown, Pa. Survivors- sisters: Mamie Nice, Katie Frederick, Naomi Alderfer; stepbrothers: Marvin, Abram, and Floyd Goshow. Funeral and burial: Sept. 12, Souderton Mennonite Church, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Wallace R. Jantz.

Fee, Jessie H. Hague, 83, Sterling, Ill. Born: Oct. 19, 1911, Sterling, Ill., to Fred and Effie Harmon Hague. Died: Sept. 15, 1995, Sterling, Ill. Survivors-children: Connie Anderson, Ronald, Tom; stepdaughters: June Diehl, Lillian Ferguson; brothers and sisters: Daniel and Paul Hague, Henrietta Adair, Katherine Moore, Alice Harrison; 2 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, 6 step-great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Earl Fee (husband). Congregational membership: West Sterling Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 18, McDonald Funeral Home, by Dalmus Meeks. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

Keeport, Amos Herr, 79. Born: Dec. 29, 1915, Lancaster Twp., Pa., to Emory B. and Anna Herr Keeport. Died: Sept. 15, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Verna Keeport; children: Grace I. Haile, Evelyn R. Bomberger, Robert E., Anna Mae Fultz; brother and sisters: John E., Elvina, Alice E. Newswanger; 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Amos (infant son). Funeral: Sept. 19, Lancaster Mennonite Home Chapel, by Abram Charles, J. Herbert Fisher, and Delbert Kautz. Burial: Millersville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Ropp, Fannie, 88, Tavistock, Ont. Born: July 11, 1907, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to David and Barbara Lichti Gascho. Died: Sept. 17, 1995. Survivors-children: Lloyd, Roy, Edith, Barbara Rohfrietsch; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: David Ropp (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 20, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich and Greg Yantzi.

Selzer, Truman H., 86, Hesston, Kan. Born: Dec. 22, 1908, Protection, Kan., to Alvin and Nora Loucks Selzer. Died: July 23, 1995, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-wife: Lahla Miller Selzer; children: Wendell, David, Harvey, Priscilla Boschman; brothers and sisters: Lester, Roy, Ernest, Berta Miller, Nell Schultz, Mary Ann Miller; 8 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 28, Schowalter Villa Chapel, by David Mann. Memorial service and burial: July 29, Protection Mennonite Church, by Raymond Unruh.

Troyer, Edward E., 60, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Oct. 25, 1934, Middlebury, Ind., to John D. and Kate Miller Troyer. Died: Sept. 5, 1995, Middlebury, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Ann Miller Troyer; children: Gene, Ron, Rich, Mike, Kathy Hanes; mother; brother and sisters: Raymond, Joanna Graber, Edna Frye; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 8, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Joe Slabach. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Weber, Florence Almeda, 74, Waterloo, Ont. Born: May 28, 1921, Strasburg, Ont., to Allan and Sarah Martin Weber. Died: Sept. 14, 1995, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors- brothers and sisters: Oliver, Sam, George, Alice Snyder, Matilda Hunsberger, Clara Snyder. Funeral and burial: Sept. 16, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.

Yoder, Elizabeth Miller, 84, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Oct. 14, 1910, Elkhart County, Ind., to John J. and Mary E. Hochstetler Miller. Died: Aug. 20, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Clarence, Billy, Jr., Robert, Betty Wingard; brother and sisters: Levi Miller, Emma Avers, Nora Burge, Mary Harwell, Phillis Werner; 12 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Yoder (husband). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 23, Griner Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and Harold Yoder. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 41 - October 17, 1995

Aschliman, Clara Schlatter, 95, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Aug. 7, 1899, Spencerville, Ind., to Jonas and Anna Neuhouser Schlatter. Died: June 23, 1995, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors-daughters: Jean Ann Longacre, June Davidson Rademacher; sister: Viola Moser; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Amos Aschliman (husband) and one son. Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Graveside service: June 27, Fairview Cemetery, by Ben Eby.

Derstine, Arthur N., 75, Telford, Pa. Born: Dec. 18, 1919, Harleysville, Pa., to Jonas L. and Stella Nice Derstine. Died: Sept. 22, 1995, Telford, Pa. Survivors-wife: Velma F. Hagey Derstine; daughters: Sandra Erb, Linda Moyer, Donna Moyer; brothers and sisters: Paul, Claude, Linford, Stanley, Marie Alderfer, Grace Godshall, Joy Harris; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 26, Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, by John M. Ehst and Steven E. Landis.

Hartman, Earl W., 81, Goshen, Ind. Born: June 25, 1914, Olive Twp., Ind. Died: Sept. 9, 1995, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Irene Shriner Hartman; sons: Donald, Dennis; sisters: Esther Yoder , Ruth Barkey; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Sept. 13, Olive Mennonite Church, by William D. Hooley. He was ordained in 1952 and served as pastor for 31 years in Indiana and Michigan.

Herr, Amos Mylin, 87. Born: Aug. 22, 1908, Millersville, Pa., to Christ H. and Martha Mylin Herr. Died: Sept. 16, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Mabel Neff Herr; sons: William Edward, Charles Thomas; sister: Martha Brubaker; 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 20, Millersville Mennonite Church, by Abram Charles, J. Herbert Fisher, and Delbert Kautz.

Martin, Mary Edna Peachey, 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 30, 1915, Belleville, Pa., to John and Sadie Sharp Peachey. Died: Sept. 11, 1995, Goshen, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-children: G. Joseph, Sanford K., Ronald D., Carol Morales; brothers: Chris, Martin, and Joseph Peachey; half brother: Blaine Peachey; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Glenn A. Martin (husband). Memorial service: Sept. 12, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller. Funeral and burial: Sept. 15, Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, by Roger Martin.

Neuhouser, Bonnie L.,79, Fort Wayne, Ind. Born: March 29, 1916, Allen County, Ind., to Joseph and Hattie Neuhouser. Died: Sept. 16, 1995. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Calvin, David, Lorraine, Eva Leis, Mary Crossgrove. Funeral: Sept. 19, D. 0. McComb Funeral Home, by Verlin Haarer. Burial: Leo Cemetery.

Stauffer, Henry H., 77, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: Dec. 23, 1917, East Donegal Twp., Pa., to Norman M. and Mary E. Habecker Stauffer. Died: Sept. 16, 1995, Elizabethtown, Pa. Survivors-wife: Florence Miller Stauffer; children: J. Kathleen Peifer, Bruce A., Eunice A. Rohrer, Glenn P.; brother and sister: Wayne H., Mary Alta Rutt; 9 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 20, Good Mennonite Church, by Enos D. Martin, Nelson Bechtold, Russell J. Baer, and Wayne D. Lawton.

White, Mary Bergman, 85, North Lawrence, Ohio. Born: Sept. 4, 1910, Stark County, Ohio, to Thomas and Chloe Edwards Bergman. Died: Sept. 19, 1995, Massillon, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Floyd White; children: Chloe Senften, Jay; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 21, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Herman Myers and Bruce Friesen.

Yoder, Menno J. "Brownie," 71, Plain City, Ohio. Born: March 7, 1924, Defiance, Ohio, to John B. and Sarah Coblentz Yoder. Died: Sept. 20, 1995, Plain City, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Mabel Miller Yoder; children: Beverly Nordine, Fred, Evangeline, Nancy, J Janice Bailey; brothers and sisters: John H., Howard, Loyd, Lester, Mary Yoder , Erma Hostetler, Sarah Mae Troyer, Edna F aye; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 23, Sharon Mennonite Church, by Elvin Sommers.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 42 - October 24, 1995

Carpenter, Michelle, 11, Upper Marlboro, Md. Born: Jan. 1, 1984, to Steven and Cindy Martin Carpenter . Died: Sept. 26, 1995, Upper Marlboro, Md., in an automobile accident. Survivors-father; sister: Janelle; stepmother: Christine Carpenter; grandparents: George and Elsie Carpenter, Larry and Ruth Martin. Mother also died in accident. Funeral: Sept. 30, Washington Community Fellowship, by Dennis P. Hollinger and Dennis R. Edwards. Burial: St. Thomas Episcopal Church Cemetery .

Gingerich, Fanny Chupp, 91, Glendale, Ariz. Born: Feb. 24, 1904, Lettie County, N.D., to Eli and Katherine Chupp. Died: Sept. 27, 1995, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors-stepdaughters: Margaret Kauffman, Pauline Roggie, Ruby Hartzler, Hazel Mast, Dorothy Miller; foster son: Harold White; brother and sister: John Chupp, Katherine Diltz. Predeceased by: Joe C. Gingerich (husband). Funeral: Sept. 30, Grace Mennonite Church, by James L. Kropf and Ray Mae. Burial: Resthaven Cemetery.

Guengerich, Lulu Lovina Christner, 92, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Feb. 10, 1903, Goshen, Ind., to David and Lovina Reber Christner. Died: Aug. 28, 1995, Greenwood, Del., of a stroke. Survivors-children: Vivian Zehr, Grant, Owen, Inez Embleton; 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Willis Guengerich (husband). Congregational membership: Sarasota Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 30, Greenwood Mennonite Church, by Owen Guengerich and Robert O. Zehr.

Huber, Mary E. Mellinger, 67, East Petersburg, Pa. Born: June 20, 1928, Strasburg Twp., Pennsylvania, to Amos H. and Mary Leaman Mellinger. Died: Sept. 23, 1995, East Petersburg, Pa. Survivors-husband: John M. Huber; sons: J. Larry, Robert L.; brother and sisters: Ira L. Mellinger, Ethel Mellinger , Kathryn Metzler; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 27, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Karl E. Steury and John B. Shenk.

Kolb, Edna Mae, 89, Spring City, Pa. Born: Jan. 19, 1906, Spring City, Pa., to Charles and Anna Mae Weaver Kolb. Died: Oct. 1, 1995, Souderton, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-brother and sisters: Paul W., Miriam Clemmer, Esther Yoder. Funeral: Oct. 4, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Noah S. Kolb and Garland L. Meyers. Burial: Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Obituary correction: Edna Mae Kolb (Oct. 24, 1995, Gospel Herald) was predeceased by Paul W. (brother) and Esther Yoder (sister).

Kolb, Robert C., 62, Spring City, Pa. Born: March 15, 1933, Spring City, Pa., to Paul W. and Grace Souder Kolb. Died: Sept. 30, 1995, Spring City, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Gladys Gehman Kolb; children: Robert L., Shirley A. Harwell, David R., Faye G. Hartzler, Timothy G., Donald G.; brothers and sisters: Roy, Daniel, Mark, Noah, Harold, Aaron, Naomi DuBlanica, Martha Kolb-Wyckoff; 17 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 4, Vincent Mennonite Church, by Noah S. Kolb and Garland L. Meyers.

Landis, Elizabeth E. Ebersole Rhoads, 86, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Jan. 15, 1909, Mount Joy Twp., Pa., to Samuel and Lizzie Enterline Ebersole. Died: Sept. 18, 1995, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors- children: J. Marlin, Daniel E., Abram E., John E., Samuel E., and Melvin E. Rhoads, Anna E. Shirk; stepchildren: J. Omar Landis, Esther Lefever, Joyce Delp, Theda Siegrist; 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 13 step grandchildren, 33 step great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry C. Landis (second husband) and Daniel H. Rhoads (first husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 22, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by John E. Shenk, Karl E. Steury, and Ralph G. Ginder.

Lantz, Daniel J., 93, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: Sept. 22, 1902, Stuttgart, Ark., to Michael and Mary Schultz Lantz. Died: Sept. 25, 1995, Archbold, Ohio. Congregational membership: Central Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 27, Short Funeral Home, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Martin, Irene Sitler, 92, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Nov. 21, 1902, Waterloo, Ont., to Wesley and Lydia Heckendorn Sitler. Died: Sept. 30, 1995, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors- sons: Arthur, Floyd, Gerald; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Alfred C. Martin (husband), and Lester, Howard, and Orlan (sons). Funeral and burial: Oct. 3, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

Miller, J. Mervin, 64, Alden, N. Y. Born: May 13, 1931, Williamsville, N.Y., to Joseph and Martha Yoder Miller. Died: Sept. 20, 1995, Alden, N.Y., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Shirley Jantzi Miller; children: Adell, Brian, Renee Phelps; brothers and sisters: Roy, Leona Eichorn, Viola Yoder , Martha Miller, David, Melvin, Mahlon; 8 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Harris Hill Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 23, Alden Mennonite Church, by Jon Hasselbeck. Burial: Alden Union Cemetery.

Neer, Sarah Edna Yoder, 102, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: April 3, 1893, West Liberty, Ohio, to D. B. and Sarah Elizabeth Yoder. Died: Sept. 28, 1995, Urbana, Ohio. Survivors-sons: D. Dwight, Eugene E., Joe E.; sisters: Fannie Hooley, Clara Hostetler; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grand children, 12 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Earl J. Neer (husband). Funeral: Oct. 1, South Union Mennonite Church, by Randy Reminder. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Joseph Waldo, 93, Wellman, Iowa. Born: Aug. 2, 1901, Wellman, Iowa, to Joseph P. and Magdalena Slagell Swartzendruber. Died: July 20, 1995, Wellman, Iowa. Survivors-daughters: Betty Buckwalter, Lois Rut t, Dorothea Schweitzer; sisters: Barbara Miller Beachy, Katie Brenneman; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Barbara Brenneman Swartzendruber (wife). Funeral and burial: July 23, Wellman Mennonite Church, by Daniel R. Johnston.

Weyandt, Jean F., 75, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 26, 1919, Altoona, Pa., to Clarence C. and Norma Clifford Weyandt. Died: Sept. 1, 1995, Fulton County, Ohio. Survivors-sister: Mary DeArmitt. Congregational membership: Central Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 3, Short Funeral Home, by Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Yoder, Boyd H., 87, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Oct. 4, 1907, West Liberty, Ohio, to Lee H. and Clara B. Hilty Yoder. Died: Sept. 28, 1995, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Survivors- children: Darrel R., Herbert L., Jane Butler; stepchildren: Don Swartz, Gaylen Swartz, Steve Swartz, Karen Ringenberg; brother and sister: Clifford, Mabel Snyder; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, 12 step grandchildren, 5 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Delta King Swartz Yoder (second wife), Margaret Slonecker Yoder (first wife), and Billie (son). Funeral: Oct. 2, South Union Mennonite Church, by Randy Reminder. Burial: Yoder Cemetery.

Yutzy, Daniel, 66, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 23, 1928, Plain City, Ohio, to Emery and Florence Kramer Yutzy. Died: Sept. 14, 1995, in an automobile accident. Survivors-wife: Martha Yoder Yutzy; children: Dan, Jr., Philip, Cheryl Burkhart, Sandra Plank, brothers and sisters: Ralph, Homer, Norman, Valentine, Paul, Allen, Katherine, Ada Schlabach, Lula Thomas, Esther Zeitz; one grandchild. Funeral: Sept. 17, Zion Chapel, by Mel Shetler and Dan Groff. Burial: Miller Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 88, Number 43 - October 31, 1995

Bawel, Henry J., 84. Born: April 4, 1911, to John E. and Kate Gascho Bawel. Died: July 16, 1995. Survivor-sister: Viola Burkholder. Funeral: July 19, George Gay Funeral Home, by Dan R. Johnston. Burial: Wellman Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Bean, Mary K., 96. Born: March 6, 1899. Died: Sept. 30, 1995, Lansdale, Pa. Survivor-sister: Martha K. Moyer. Graveside service: Upper Skippack Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Ray K. Yoder , Alice Good, and Charles Ness.

Bechtold, Jay M., 67, Bainbridge, Pa. Born: March 2, 1928, Lancaster, Pa., to John and Ursula Myer Bechtold. Died: Oct. 7, 1995, Bainbridge, Pa. Survivors-wife: Ruth Longenecker Bechtold; children: J. Nelson, June M., Marian E. Kanode, Marlin E., Wayne L., Harold L., Paul D.; sisters: Ruth M., Naomi D.; 15 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 10, Good Mennonite Church, by Russell J. Baer, Enos D. Martin, Lawrence F. Chiles, and Marlin K. Ressler. He was ordained in 1955 and pastored for 36 years at Good Mennonite Church.

Bender, Annie Marie Ruby, 86, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Christian and Magdelena Lutzi Ruby. Died: Oct. 3, 1995, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-children: Harold, Audrey Hoffman, Anna Steinmann; brothers and sister: Ben and Orlando Ruby, Emma Schlegel; 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lorne Bender (husband). Funeral and burial: Oct. 6, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Crossgrove, Orvil J. "Pete," 76, Leo, Ind. Born: March 16, 1919, Archbold, Ohio, to Jacob T. and Edna Wyse Crossgrove. Died: Oct. 5, 1995, Fort Wayne, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors- wife: Mary L. Neuhouser Crossgrove; children: Larry J., Gary L., David A., Judy D. Schwartz, Betty L. Graber; sisters: Florence, Mabel Zehr, Doris Schlabach, Loueen Fetterman; 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 8, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Douglas J. Zehr and Charles DeSanto. Burial: Leo Cemetery. He was ordained July 15, 1952, and pastored 24 years at four Mennonite churches.

Heatwole, Roy Abram, 80, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 18, 1915, Dale Enterprise, Va., to Abram D. and Lydia E. Heatwole. Died: Oct. 2, 1995, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-wife: Dorothy S. Heatwole; children: James D., Peggy Landis; sisters: Alice Suter, Wilda Patterson; 4 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Ridgeway Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Oct. 6, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Glendon Blosser and John Kiblinger.

Herrick, Elsie Joy Yoder Nehr, 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: Roger Dean, Myrna Joy Wenger; brothers and sisters: Clifford, Richard, and Arthur Yoder, Esther Speas, Leota Lee; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: George Andrew Herrick (second husband) and Orley Nehr (first husband). Funeral and burial: Feb. 23, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Duane Roth and Kenneth Steckly.

Lehman, Lillie Stutzman Stauffer, 87, Wayland, Iowa. Born: March 21, 1908, Milford, Neb., to John I. and Mary Birkey Stutzman. Died: Aug. 26,1995, Wayland, Iowa, of heart failure. Survivors- children: Daveld Stauffer, Phyllis Leichty, Carol Swartzendruber; stepchildren: Delores Miller, Nettie Hiebert, Erla Nakono, David, Joe, and James Lehman; sisters: Elsie Earnest, Millie Miller, Wilma Roth, Pearl Beachy, Doris Saltzman; 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: E. L. Lehman (second husband) and Vernon W. Stauffer (first husband). Funeral: Aug. 29, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Duane Roth. Burial: Sugar Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Markley, David J. "Buzz," 82, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 16, 1912, Orrville, Ohio, to David J. and Mary Dye Markley. Died: Oct. 4, 1995,Orrville, Ohio. Survivors- wife: Effie Harshbarger Markley; sister: Ruth Carney. Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Graveside service: Oct. 7, Crown Hill Cemetery, by John and Barbara Lehman and Richard Ross.

Prowant, Ronald E., 59, Louisville, Ohio. Born: April 1, 1936, Continental, Ohio, to Emery and Elsie Martin Prowant. Died: Oct. 5, 1995, Louisville, Ohio, of a brain tumor. Survivors-wife: Janice Schrock Prowant; children: Brett, Debbie Conrad, Jodi Baade; brothers and sister: Vernon, Darwin, LaDonna Kirkendall; 6 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 9, Beech Mennonite Church, by Dan and Rose Graber.

Showalter, Edna Fern Stoltzfus, 74, Chino Valley, Ariz. Born: Jan. 4, 1921, Washington County, Iowa, to Aaron and Lovina Stoltzfus. Died: Sept. 23, 1995, Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors- husband: Richard Showalter; children: Benjamin Lee, David Eldon, Nancy Lovina Redding, Rebecca Ann Hynds, Miriam Salome Phillips, Lois Fern, Ruth Lillian Robinson; brother and sisters: Ralph Stoltzfus, Eleanor Shumaker, Anna Belle Boyts, Mary Yvonne Amstutz; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Congregational membership: Prescott Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 26, Chino Valley Word of Life Church, by Bruce Montroy and Len Redding (son-in-law). Burial: Chino Valley Cemetery.

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