Gospel Herald Obituaries - April, 1996


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 14 - April 2, 1996

Brenneman, Thelma Gilnett, 80, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 28, 1915, Scottdale, Pa., to Austin and Kate Johnson Gilnett. Died: March 5, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors -husband: Orlo C. Brenneman; children: Janet Wingrove, Judith Garifine, Joseph D., Joyce LeMasters, James, John T.; 26 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Mennonite Church of Warsaw. Funeral and burial: March 9, Salem Mennonite Church, by John Brunk.

Bontrager, Fannie Anna, 92, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 18, 1904, LaGrange County, Ind., to David A. and Mary Hostetler Bontrager. Died: March 3, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Funeral: March 6, North Goshen Mennonite Church, by Art Smoker and Jerry Wittrig. Burial: Bontrager Cemetery.

Cressman, Blanche Hillegass, 93, Hatfield, Pa. Born: July 19,1902, Worcester, Pa., to Warren and Ella Schlosser Hillegass. Died: March 8, 1996, Harleysville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors -son: Norman H.; brother: Lester Hillegass; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norman M. Cressman (husband) and Doris Mae N ase (daughter). Funeral: March 11, Peter Becker Community Chapel, by Glenn M. Alderfer, Earl D. Yoder, and Steven C. Nyce. Burial: Towamencin Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Huber, Beulah L., 89, Lititz, Pa. Born: July 10, 1906, Rothsville, Pa., to Samuel B. and Lillian W. Loose Good. Died: Feb. 29, 1996, Lititz, Pa. Survivors -children: Verna M. Lehman, Harold Eugene; brothers and sister: Howard L., Richard L., Elmer L., Naomi McClune; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Willis B. Huber (husband). Funeral: March 2, Lititz Mennonite Church, by Dennis Ernest, Jacob Frederick, and Parke Heller. Burial: Hammer Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Krabill, Vincent, 78, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Jan. 18, 1918, Wayland, Iowa, to Lester and Lena Rich Krabill. Died: March 5,1996, Phoenix, Ariz., from an aortic aneurism. Survivors -wife: Estelle Sutter Krabill; children: Ann Burkholder, Rebecca Hauder, Martha Detweiler; brother and sisters: Milburn, Jeanette Christner, Evelyn Williams, JoAnna McCreedy; 8 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rosemary Krabill (daughter). Funeral: March 9, Trinity Mennonite Church, by Peter B. Wiebe and Stan Shantz. Cremated.

LaValley, Virgie Dufrene, 84, Des Allemands, La. Born: Aug. 30, 1911, St. Charles Parish, La., to Noel and Victoria Dufrene. Died: Jan. 6, 1996, Luling, La. Survivors - daughter: Venida Foret; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry LaValley (third husband), Ted Folse (second husband), Philip Comardelle (first husband), and Verna Hartsell (daughter). Funeral and burial: Jan. 9, Des Allemands Mennonite Church, by Marvin LeBlanc.

Mast, Rachel Miller, 80, Belleville, Pa. Born: March 27, 1915, Welshfield, Ohio, to Menno D. and Rachel Gingerich Mast. Died: Jan. 15, 1996, Belleville, Pa. Survivors -children: Rita Kanagy, Jerry, Lana Byler; sisters: Mary Ann Byler, Clara Miller; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Amos Mast (husband). Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: J an. 17, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Ivan Yoder and Ervin Miller. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Miller, Elizabeth Mast, 71, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 4, 1924, Wilmot, Ohio, to Isaac and Amanda Mast. Died: March 8, 1996, Wooster, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Jacob Miller; children: Dean, Gary, Ann Sullivan; brother and sister: Monroe Mast, Annie Yoder; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 12, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Herman Myers.

Neville, Katherine Ruth Slagell, 86, Attica, Kan. Born: April 4, 1910, Crystal Springs, Ran., to Christian and Barbara Slagell. Died: March 4, 1996, LaJunta, Colo., of a stroke and pneumonia. Survivors -children: Carolyn Hindry, Phillip; sisters: Irene and Bernice Slagell; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Tilden Neville (husband). Funeral: March 6, Emmanuel Mennonite Church, by Merritt Welty. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Obituary correction: Katherine Ruth Slagell Neville's (Apr. 2, 1996, Gospel Herald) hometown was LaJunta, Colo. She was predeceased by her daughter, Carolyn Hindry, and survived by her sister, Bernice Miller .

Presley, William Carl "Bill," 78, Knoxville, Tenn. Born: April 1, 1917, Knox County, Tenn. Died: March 1, 1996, Knoxville, Tenn., of heart failUre. Survivors -wife: Addie Mae Presley; sons: William J., Richard M. "Mike"; brothers and sister: George, Jack, Charles, Fannie Ferguson; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Knoxville Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 4, Mynatt's Chapel, by Edward M. Godshall and Billy McCool. Burial: New Gray Cemetery.

Ruby, Marie, 74, Pigeon, Mich. Born: Nov. 16, 1921, Thurman, Colo., to Aaron and Catharine Schwartzentruber Ruby. Died: March 9, 1996, Pigeon, Mich., of cancer. Survivors -brothers and sisters: Joseph, WaIter, Emma Riemenschneider, Edith Swartzendruber. Funeral and burial: March 12, Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, by Jay Miller and Luke Yoder.

Schertz, Florence S. Landis, 99, Eureka, Ill. Horn: Nov. 29, 1896, Union, Ore., to Amos Stauffer and Sabina Ebersole Landis. Died: Feb. 28, 1996, Eureka, Ill. Survivors -sons: Robert L., Burtron D., Ronald B.; 6 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond J. Schertz (husband). Funeral and burial: March 2, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Elmer Wyse and Rick Troyer.

Troyer, Luella G. Hooley, 86, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 27, 1909, Shipshewana, Ind., to Joseph Y. and Gertrude Yoder Hooley. Died: March 2, 1996, Goshen, Ind., of pneumonia. Survivors -husband: Paul W. Troyer; children: Dorcas Lara, Eunice Chupp, Delton, Paul, David, WaIter, Bur]; 16 grandchildren, 11 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: March 6, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller a ad Marvin D. Yoder. Burial: Shore Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Weaver, C. Raymond, 73, Sellersville, Pa. Born: May 26, 1922, Quakertown, Pa., to William and Martha Kolb Weaver. Died: March 3, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors -wife: Freida E. Eshelman Weaver; children: Linda J ., Ronald; sisters: Ethel Benner, Lois Benner, Thelma Landis; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 6, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk.

Yoder, Fannie E., 89, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Oct. 13, 1906, Thomas, Okla., to Edward F. and Fannie M. Yoder Bontrager. Died: March 11, 1996, South Hutchinson, Kan., of heart failure. Survivors -children: Marvin, Loren, Ruth Miller, Patricia Kumpfer; brothers and sisters: Paul, Edna, and Katie Bontrager, Nora Yutzy, Mary Ann Miller, Alice Stutzman; 6 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 14, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Dan Kauffman and Peter Hartman.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 15 - April 9, 1996

Beck, Evelyn Ruth, 75, Peabody, Kan. Born: June 17, 1920, to Lester and Mary Beck. Died: March 10, 1996, Newton, Kan. Survivors - brother: Harold. Funeral: March 14, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Louise Wideman. Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery.

Detwiler, Elizabeth "Betty" J. McNeilly, 75, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 8, 1921, Monroeville, Pa., to Samuel and Della Ruth Shannon McNeilly. Died: March 17, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - sons: Thomas, Mark; sister: Eleanor Wergin; 5 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: John William Detwiler (husband). Funeral and burial: March 20, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Ron Diener and John Troyer.

Frey, Katie Viola Rhodes, 94, Kalona, Iowa. Born: July 23, 1901, Johnson County, Iowa, to Chriss J. and Eliza Gingerich Rhodes. Died: March 13, 1996, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - brothers and sister: Emery, Eldon, and John Rhodes, Alta Marner; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Fred Frey (husband) and Mary Lou
(daughter). Funeral and burial: March 16, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth and David L. Yoder.

Hollinger, Melvin L., 74. Born: June 15, 1921, Lampeter, Pa., to Mahlon and Kate Lemon Hollinger. Died: Feb. 19, 1996, Lititz, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Lois Witmer Hollinger; children: Donald, Robert, Daniel, Richard, Barbara Kilgro, Dorothy Finch; brothers and sisters: Lloyd, Clair, Ruth, K ay, Elma Spangler, Mary Hostetter; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 22, New Providence Mennonite Church, by Paul Dagen, Robert Harnish, and Kenneth Hershey.

Schmidt, Vernon Henry, 83, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: March 24, 1912, Harper, Kan., to Samuel and Alice Shupe Schmidt. Died: March 12, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - wife: Clara Hale Schmidt; children: Wayne, Joy Pople, Louise Perlowitz; stepsons: Ted Glazner, Jerry Hale; brother and sisters: Earl, Ruth Hershberger, Edna Curtiss; 4 grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Sara Histand Schmidt (first wife). Funeral: March 16, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen Burkholder and James Kite. Burial: Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schrock, Ora D., 85, Burr Oak, Mich. Born: Oct. 23, 1910, Shelbyville, Ill., by Daniel and Celesta Mast Schrock. Died: March 9, 1996, Kalamazoo, Mich., of pneumonia. Survivors - wife: Berneice Troyer Schrock; children: Phyllis Hooley, Martha Wickey, Lloyd, Robert; 9 grandchildren. , 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ora and Orene (infant twin daughters). Funeral: March 12, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Jay Ulrich and Clint Zehr. Burial: Shore Cemetery. He pastored South Colon Mennonite Church for 10 years.

Schweitzer, Harold, 83, Cairo, Neb. Born: Feb. 13, 1913, Shickley, Neb., to Samuel and Fannie Troyer Schweitzer. Died: March 4, 1996, Grand Island, Neb. Survivors - children: Jerry, Rose Lantham; sisters: Mattie Stutzman, Elma Stutzman; 13 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Florence Stutzman Schweitzer (wife), Ruth Buettner (daughter), and three infant children. Funeral: March 8, Wood River Mennonite Church, by Denton Jantzi. Burial: Burwick Cemetery.

Sysaath, Johnny, 7, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 5, 1988, Bakersfield, Calif., to Phet Phet and Chanethoon. Sysaath. Died: March 10, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Survivors - parents; grandmother: Somne Sysaath. Funeral: March 13, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North and Kathy Hochstedler. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Henry G., 91, Bally, Pa. Born: April 5, 1904, Bally, Pa., to Henry L. and Ella Yoder. Died: March 16, 1996, Pennsburg, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Elizabeth Kulp Yoder; children: Henry Paul, Harold, Roy, Ray, Arlin Richard, June Shenk; brother: Norman; 17 grandchildren, 14 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 20, Boyertown Mennonite Church, by Nelson J. Shenk.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 16 - April 16, 1996


Beachy, Raymond Noah, 67, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Dec. 16, 1928, Hartville, Ohio, to Noah E. and Lydiann Miller Beachy. Died: March 7, 1996, Sarasota, Fla., of muscular degeneration. Survivors - wife: Darla Knerr Yancey Beachy; children: Marilyn Linder, Barbara Boggs, Kenneth, R. Scott; stepchildren: Kathie Driggers, Jean Pilgrim, Susan Comes, David and Daniel Yancey; brothers and sisters: Eli, John, Jonathan, Daniel, Joseph, Alvin, Amanda Otto, Nancy Troyer, Mary Sommers, Martha Miller; 11 grandchildren, 14 step grandchildren, 4 step - great- grandchildren . Congregational membership: Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Predeceased by: Emma Shrock Beachy (first wife). Funerals: March 9, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger and Norman Yutzy; March 12, Hartville Mennonite Church, by Henry Shrock and Dave Hall. Burial: Hartville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Byler, David H., 99, Belleville, Pa. Born: Dec. 30, 1896, Belleville, Pa., to Benjamin and Sarah Swarey Byler. Died: March 20, 1996, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - children: Effie Hostetler, Cora Byler, Elsie R. Byler, Sarah Bechler; 20 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 5 stepgrandchildren, 12 step-greatgrandchildren, 3 step-greatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Rebecca S. Peachey Byler (wife) and Nancy Long (daughter). Funeral and burial: March 24, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Jesse Yoder, Erie Renno, and Raymond Peachey.

Good, Menno Simon, 97, Elida, Ohio. Born: Dec. 5, 1898, Allen County, Ohio, to Simon and Barbara Greider Good. Died: March 7, 1996, Delphos, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Velma Good Augsburger Good; children: LaVerne, Norman, Elouise King; stepchildren: Oren and Carol Augsburger, Melba Myers, Wilma Martin; 10 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 16 stepgrandchildren, 25 stepgreatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Eunice Diltz Good (first wife). Funeral and burial: March 11, Salem Mennonite Church, by Mel Hathaway.

Hershberger, Boyd T., 72, Holsopple, Pa. Born: Dec. 14, 1923, Holsopple, Pa., to Norman and Linnie Thomas Hershberger. Died: March 14, 1996, Johnstown, Pa. Survivors - sister: Ruth M. Kaufman. Predeceased by: Bernice L. Shetler Hershberger (wife). Funeral and burial: March 18, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald D. Sharp and Marvin L. Kaufman.

Jaques, Raymond James, 82, Gendive, Mont. Born: July 13, 1913, Minot, N.D. Died: Dec. 31, 1995, Great Falls, Mont. Survivors - wife: Eva Mae Kauffman Jaques; children: Becky McMahan, Jim, Tom, April Ripley; sisters: Violet Godfrey, Margaret Godfrey; 9 grandchildren. Congregational membership: White Chapel Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 4, 1996, United Methodist Church, by Russell Barber. Burial: Choteau Cemetery.

Liechty, John H., 74, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 6, 1921, Smithville, Ohio, to John B. and Cora Berkey Liechty. Died: March 11, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Ruth E. Yoder Liechty; children: Bonnie King, John A., Daniel E.; sister: Pauline Schrock; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: March 14, College Mennonite Church, by James Waltner and Virgil Gerig. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Nice, Henry Robert, 66, Newport News, Va. Born: Aug. 26, 1929, Warwick County, Va., to Henry L. Nice. Died: March 14, 1996, Newport News, Va., of leukemia. Survivors - wife: Pauline Wenger Nice; children: Cheryl Nice Frantz, Delores Nice Campion, Donna Nice Sawyer, Cindy Nice Bueter, Henry, Jr., Brenda Nice Lytle; brothers and sisters: Louis, Daniel, George, Cecil, Lou Heatwole, Ruby Ziegler, Dorothy Blosser , Bertha Schaefer; 7 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 19, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook and Glendon Blosser.

Rupp, Eldon E., 90, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 28, 1905, Pettisville, Ohio, to Simon H. and Emma E. Wyse Rupp. Died: March 21, 1996, Fulton County, Ohio. Survivors - children: Donald, Leon, Leroy, Doris, Ruth Ann, Velma Horst, Arlene Short; sister: Elsie Reynolds; 24 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lydia E. Stuckey Rupp (wife). Funeral: March 25, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Schwartzentruber, Harold John, 71. Born: Oct. 5, 1924, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to David and Barbara Streicher Schwartzentruber. Died: March 20, 1996, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors - wife: Isabel Jean Ruby Schwartzentruber; sons: Dale, Paul; brothers and sister: Glen, Earl, Betty Bearinger; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Terrance Wayne (son). Congregational membership: Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: March 22, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews.

Short, Clara E. Eicher, 100, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 20, 1895, Archbold, Ohio, to Daniel and Emma Wyse Eicher. Died: March 25, 1996, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors - 7 grandchildren, 21 greatgrandchildren, 2 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Peter J. Short (husband) and Oakley and Maynord (sons). Funeral and burial: March 28, Lockport Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche and Allen Rutter.

Smith, Alma L., 95, Eureka, Ill. Born: Aug. 5, 1900, Washington, Ill., to Peter and Magdalena Esch Schertz. Died: March 20, 1996, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - children: Lyle, Robert, Rachel Ringenberg; 10 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter H. Smith (husband). Funeral: March 23, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert E. Nolt. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery .

Stauffer, Philip W., 96, Milford, Neb. Born: Feb. 9, 1900, Milford, Neb., to Joe and Katie Reil Stauffer. Died: March 23, 1996, Milford, Neb. Survivors - wife: Verna Stutzman Stauffer; children: Cleve, K. Elaine Burkey, Imogene Hostetler; brother and sister: Wilton, Ruby Mast; 10 grandchildren. 22 great-grandchildren. 3 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: March 27. East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Lloyd Gingerich, Lloyal Burkey, and William J. Saltzman
Yoder, Ona E., 88, Parnell, Iowa. Born: Feb. 6, 1908, Parnell. Iowa, to William M. and Lovina Edie Yoder. Died: March 18, 1996, Wellman, Iowa. Survivors - brother and sister: Rollie W. , Cordelle Yoder. Funeral and burial: March 21, West Union Mennonite Church, by Dean Swartzendruber and Emery Hochstetler .


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number `17 - April 23, 1996

Clemens, Earl A., 89, Harleysville, Pa. Born: June 6, 1906, Hatfield, Pa., to Sylvanus C. and Esther Allebach Clemens. Died: March 25, 1996, Harleysville, Pa. Survivors -children: Ruth R. Bergey, Esther C. Ongoa, Mary C. Alderfer, Beulah C. Click, Paul R., David R.; 19 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Katie Ruth Clemens (wife). Funeral: March 29, Peter Becker Community Chapel, by David R. Clemens, Earl Yoder, and Jiffi Beachy. Burial: March 30, Methacton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hofstetter, Lores Ray, 85, Kidron Ohio. Born: April 15, 1910, Kidron, Ohio, to David J. and Lavina Gerber Hofstetter. Died: March 27, 1996, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors -children: Harley, Ella Mae Wilkins, Gerald; brothers: sylvan, Clair, Willis; 10 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Bernice Nussbaum Hofstetter, (third wife), Esther Hershberger Hofstetter (second wife), and Laura Nussbaum Hofstetter (first wife). Funeral and burial: March 30, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Bruce Friesen and Irvin Nussbaum.

Kachulis, Elsie Fillion, 84, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Born: Aug. 26, 1911, Bad Axe, Mich., to William and Elizabeth Martin Fillion. Died: March 27, 1996, Cedar Falls, Iowa. Survivors -children: Karen Flann, Chuck, Jane, Sara Shirley; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harold Kachulis (husband). Funeral: March 30, Cedar Falls Mennonite Church, by Terry Rediger. Burial: Lakeland, Fla.

Keim, Alvin J., 92, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 7, 1903, Miami County, Ind., to Joseph and Sarah Heinbuch Keim. Died: March 26, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors -wife: Mary Miller Keim; children: Esther Kendall, Josephine Fox, Walter; brother and sister: George, Mary Rupp; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: George and Joseph Keim (sons). Funeral: March 30, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by T. Lee Miller and Floyd Sneary . Burial: Christner Cemetery.

Miller, Verba Mae, 95, Hesston, Kan. Born: Sept. 10, 1900, Jet, Okla., to James J. and Emma Brobst Miller. Died: March 24, 1996, Hesston, Kan. Survivors -brother and sisters: Freeman Miller, Ola Hooley, Lela Naffziger. Funeral: March 27, Showalter Villa Chapel, by Mary Dyck. Burial: Crystal Springs Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Vernon E., 83, Middlebury, Ind. Born: April 6, 1912, LaGrange County, Ind., to John D. and Malinda Mehl Miller. Died: March 5, 1996, Middlebury , Ind. Survivors -wife: Leota C. Pletcher Miller; children: Patricia Eicher , Margaret Wanberg, Diane Stealy; brother: Harold; 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jeanette (daughter). Funeral: March 7, First Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and John F. Murray. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery

Oswald, Susie Marie Springer, 91, Shickley, Neb. Born: Oct. 1, 1904, Stuttgart, Ark., to John and Elizabeth Kuntze Springer. Died: March 27, 1996, Lincoln, Neb. Survivors -husband: Alvin Oswald; children: James, GeraId, Elaine Good; 11 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lila (daughter). Funeral and burial: April 1, Salem Mennonite Church, by Wilton Detweiler.

Wood, James Lyman, 37, Crittenden, Va. Born: Aug. 28, 1958, Suffolk, Va., to Frank and Mary Nelms Wood. Died: March 21, 1996, Suffolk, Va., of complications from diabetes. Survivors -son: James Andrew; brother: Frank Edward III. Congregational membership: Huntington Mennonite Church. Funeral: March 24, Meadow brook Mausoleum Chapel, by Gerald Showalter and Tim Piland. Burial: Meadow brook Memorial Gardens.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 18 - April 30, 1996

Bender, Anna Evelyn, 89, Springs, Pa. Born: Jan. 22, 1907, Springs, Pa., to John H. and Lydia Miller Bender . Died: April 4, 1996, Grantsville, Md. Survivors - sister: Marie B. Haning. Congregational membership: Springs Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 8, Newman Funeral Home, by Earl Yoder. Burial: Springs Mennonite Lower Cemetery.

Detweiler, Oswin F ., 82, Souderton, Pa. Born: Jan. 8, 1914, Hatfield, Pa., to Howard Landis and Katie Frederick Freed Detweiler . Died: April 8, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: lrvin F., Enos F., Raymond F., Tyson F., Vincent F., Paul F., Emma Benner, Sally Detweiler, Martha Detweiler, Hannah Galanski. Predeceased by: Alverda Detweiler (wife). Funeral: April 11, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Gerald A. Clemmer and Merlin Hedrick. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hoover, Ira Jay, 88, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 17, 1907, Wadsworth, Ohio, to Daniel S. and Anna Kreider Hoover . Died: March 16, 1996, Elkhart, Ind. Predeceased by: Clara Mumaw Hoover (wife). Funeral: March 19, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger. Burial: South Cemetery, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church.

Litwiller, Louise Schrag, 94, Lowville, N.Y. Born: Jan. 18, 1902, Bel fort, N.Y., to Jacob and Magdelena Martin Schrag. Died: March 29, 1996, Lowville, N . Y. Survivors - daughter: Arvilla Finkenbinder; sisters: Katie Roggie, Ruth Bellar . Predeceased by: William Litwiller (husband). Funeral: April 2, First Mennonite Church, by Lester Bauman, Julius Moser, and Bruce Lyndaker. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Katie L. Swartzendruber Brenneman, 88, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 5, 1908, Iowa County, Iowa, to Christian and Magdalena Bender Swartzendruber . Died: April 2, 1996, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - husband: Cyrus J. Miller; children: Stanley, Raymond, Rollin, Shirley Hochstedler; stepchildren: Alvin J. and Dale Miller, Mary Yoder, Eldora Flatt, Elnora Borntrager, Veva Herschberger; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, 31 step-grandchildren, 58 step- great- grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ezra K. Brenneman (first husband), Eldon Brenneman (son), Rose Mary Brenneman (daughter), and Donna Belle Biggerstaff (stepdaughter). Funeral and burial: April 5, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth, Mick Murray, and David L. Yoder.

Schwartzentruber, Harold John, 71. Born: Oct. 5, 1924, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to David and Barbara Streicher Schwartzentruber. Died: March 20, 1996, Tavistock, Ont., of leukemia. Survivors - wife: Isabel Jean Ruby Schwartzentruber; sons: Dale, Paul; brothers and sister: Glen, Earl, Betty Bearinger; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Terrance Wayne Schwartzentruber (son). Congregational membership: Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: March 22, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews.

Yordy, L. Mae, 99, Flanagan, Ill. Born: Nov. 20, 1896, Woodford County, Ill., to Peter and Barbara Stalter Saltzman. Died: March 30, 1996, Chenoa, Ill. Survivors - daughters: Aldine Hartzler, Merna Holoway, Vema Long; 11 grandchildren, 29 greatgrandchildren, 9 great-greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: William A. Yordy (husband). Funeral: April 2, Waldo Mennonite Church, by Lester Zook. Burial: Waldo Cemetery.

Zehr, Martha May Widrick, 87, Lowville, N.Y. Born: Sept. 18,1908, Kirschnerville, N.Y., to Daniel and Fanny Moser Widrick. Died: April 5, 1996, Grottoes, Va. Survivors - children: Floyd J ., Walter E., Ralph D., Milton J., Joseph J., Eileen Lehman, Pauline Myers, LaVerne Yoder, Margaret Gingerich, Carolyn Lyndaker, Donna Keener; 40 grandchildren, 33 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Elias M. Zehr (husband), and Judith Marie (daughter). Funeral: April 9, Lowville Mennonite Church, by Evan S. Zehr and Richard Zehr. Burial: Conservative Mennonite Cemetery.


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