Gospel Herald Obituaries - February, 1996

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Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 6 - February 6, 1996


Bawel, Daniel E., 70, Belleville, Pa. Born: June 24, 1925, to Benjamin H. and Sara C. Yoder Bawel. Died: Jan. 11, 1996, Belleville, Pa. Survivors-brothers: John Y., Noah B. Funeral and burial: Jan. 14, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Jesse L. Yoder, Erie Renno, and Jesse A. Bawel.

Esch, Geraldine F. Weirich, 56, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 19, 1939, Nappanee, Ind., to Milo and Verda Bollman Weirich. Died: Jan. 2, 1996, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-daughters: Katrina Esch Schrock, Carla Esch Wilson; parents; brothers and sisters: Don and Dean Weirich, Loretta Hostetler, Janet E by. Funeral: Jan. 4, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller, Sylvia Shirk Charles, and Marvin D. Yoder. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Linder, Helen J., 89, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 1, 1906, Harrisonburg, Ohio, to Eli and Lizzie Schmucker Linder. Died: Jan. 9, 1996, of a heart attack. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Curtis, Leonard, Earl, Eva, Lena, Luella, Ada Yoder. Funeral and burial: Jan. 13, Beech Mennonite Church, by Melvin Leidig and Dan and Rose Graber.

Litwiller, Oliver, 86, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Feb. 11, 1909, Hopedale, III., to John and Phoebe Good Litwiller. Died: Jan. 12, 1996, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-wife: Vera Slabaugh Litwiller; sons: Kenneth, John, Fred; brothers and sisters: Elmer, Clayton, Milton, Clara Hartman, Ruth Imhoff, Lila Hartman, Velma Wiebe; 12 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 15, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith.

Moyer, Mary Godshall, 82, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Oct. 9, 1913, Franconia, Pa., to Hiram and Maggie Freed Godshall. Died: Jan. 7, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer . Survivors-sisters: Miriam Hedrick, Marguerite Barndt, Amanda Moyer, Ethel Kleiner, Arlene Heller, Regina Nunan. Predeceased by: LeRoy R. Moyer (husband). Funeral: Jan. 10, Rockhill Mennonite Community Church, by David A. Stevens, Truman H. Brunk, and Wellington Alderfer. Burial: Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Rupp, Harold E., 70, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Feb. 2, 1925, Archbold, Ohio, to William and Katie Roth Rupp. Died: Jan. 6, 1996, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Marjorie Miller Rupp; children: Steven, Linda Eichorn; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 10, Tedrow Mennonite Church, by James Miller. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery .

Schmidt, Edna Nikkel, 79, Hesston, Kan. Born: Nov. 16, 1916, Harvey County, Kan., to Abraham and Sara Dyck Nikkel. Died: Jan. 8, 1996, Hesston, Kan. Survivors-husband: Wilbur Schmidt; daughters: Joyce Woods, Jolene Schmidt; brothers: Homer and Harold Nikkel; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Jerald (son). Funeral: Jan. 11, Whitestone Mennonite Church, by Ronald Guengerich and Louise Wideman. Burial: Hoffnungsau Cemetery.

Shrock, Edna Marie Miller, 56. Born: Jan. 31, 1939, Dover, Del., to Joseph D. and Malinda Miller. Died: Jan. 6, 1996, Hershey, Pa. Survivors-husband: Mahlon Shrock; children: Melvin, Linda Varner; mother; brother and sisters: Leroy Miller, Rhoda Miller, Lydia Mae Hostetler; 6 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 10, Mattawana Mennonite Church, by M. Leon Yoder and Don Pangburn. Burial: Pleasant View Cemetery.

Stoll, Fannie J. Hostetler, 95, Lebanon, Ore. Born: June 27, 1900, Wisconsin, to Jacob and Lidia Miller Hostetler. Died: Jan. 1, 1996, Albany, Ore. Survivors-stepchildren: Ruth Shrock, Ella Boss, Doris Eby, Carol Hensley, Paul, Waren, Raymond, Roger, Ivan, Joe, Lloyd, Ron, Roy; 79 grandchildren. Predeceased by Joseph Stoll (husband), 2 sons, and 2 daughters. Funeral: Jan. 3, Jost Funeral Home, by David Stutzman. Burial: Hopewell Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Sutter, Stella Miller, 77, Kouts, Ind. Born: March 30, 1918, Kouts, Ind., to John and Lizzie Miller. Died: Sept. 25, 1995, Kouts, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Harold Sutter; children: Don, Pat Bechtel; brother and sisters: Orie Reinhardt, Mary Gibson Hooley, Mabel Schweitzer, Florence Martin, Delcie Martin; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beverly Sutter (daughter). Funeral and burial: Sept. 28, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray and Jerry Kandel.

Obituary correction: Stella (Miller) Sutter's (Feb. 6, 1996, Gospel Herald) correct maiden name is Reinhardt). Her mother's maiden name was Miller.

Widmer, Henry, 89, Wayland, Iowa. Born: July 9, 1906, Washington County, Iowa, to Christian G. and Elizabeth Rediger Widmer. Died: Jan. 8, 1996, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Gladys Roth Widmer; children: Richard, Melba; brothers and sisters: Paul, Rueben, J. Glen, Daniel, Mary Wenger, Frieda Freyenberger; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Jan. 14, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Roger Farmer and Ruben Chupp.

Zaerr, Inez Short, 96, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Nov. 14,1899, Archbold, Ohio, to Aaron and Sarah Rupp Short. Died: Jan. 11, 1996. Survivors-children: Maurice, Wayne, Eugene, Vieanna Fielitz; brother and sisters: Earl, Ruth, and Marie Short; 15 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, 11 great-great grandchildren, 10 step-greatgrandchildren, 4 step-great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond Zaerr (husband), Curtis Zaerr (son). Funeral: Jan. 15, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 7 - February 13, 1996


Aust, George M., 80. Born: May 29, 1915, Goshen, Ind. Died: Dec. 15, 1995, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors-wife: Rose Schrock Aust; brothers: Charles, William H., John, Maxwell. Congregational membership: Bonneyville Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 18, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Ken Livengood. Burial: Violet Cemetery.

Beachy, Jonas Milton, 78, Glendive, Mont. Born: March 20, 1917, Plain City, Ohio, to Eli C. and Mary Ann Kauffman Beachy. Died: Jan. 16, 1996, Glendive, Mont. Survivors-wife: Katherine Kramer Beachy; children: Karen Ziegler, Ardyce Alberts, Lois, Rosemary, Ronald, Timothy, Mark; brothers and sisters: John, Noah, Alvin, Eli, Jr., Florence Hostetler, Betty Lyles, Anna Christner, Lena Yutzy; 11 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Jonathan (stillborn son). Funeral: Jan. 20, White Chapel Mennonite Church, by Fred Kanagy, Glenn Williamson, and Arlie Rauch. Burial: Dawson County Cemetery. He was ordained in 1951, pastored Mennonite churches in North Dakota and Montana for 29 years, and was conference minister of North Central Conference for 8 years.

Brubacher, Hettie Wideman, 83, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Dec. 12, 1912, to Noah and Lydia Wideman. Died: Dec. 26, 1995, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors-children: Glen, Lorene Snider, Elverne, Grace Rodriguez, Marvin, Adele Shearer; brothers: Henry and Emmanuel Wideman; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Wilbert G. Brubacher (husband). Funeral and burial: Dec. 29, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Sue C. Steiner and Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

Conrad, Edith S. Lehman Sprague, 84, Columbiana, Ohio. Born: Feb. 25, 1911, Washingtonville, Ohio, to Henry and Magdelena Sommers Lehman. Died: Jan. 18, 1996, Salem, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors-husband: Daniel D. Conrad; daughter: Mable Heinze; stepdaughter: Esther Rohrer; sister: Alta Weaver; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Millard Sprague (first husband). Funeral: Jan. 22, Leetonia Mennonite Church, by Robert D. Yoder, Larry Rohrer, and Jerry Mead. Burial: Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Curtis, Karen Sue, 17, Doylestown, Fa. Born: April 19, 1978, Doylestown, Pa., to Bruce and Alyce Chittick Curtis. Died: Jan. 15, 1996, Allentown, Pa., of injuries from an automobile accident. Survivors-parents; sisters: Kristen Marie, Pamela Beth; grandparents: John and Sara Chittick and Robert and LaVerna Curtis. Funeral and burial: Jan. 18, Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Duane Bishop.

Gingerich, Elmer, 67. Born: March 27, 1928, Milo, N.D., to Noah and Sarah Graber Gingerich. Died: Dec. 17, 1995, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Clara Miller Gingerich; children: Joan Grossman, Cheryle Kinsey, Larry , Ken; brothers and sisters: Raymond, Jake, Beulah Cross, Esther Stutzman, Elnora Miller, Dorothy Fisher; 10 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Judy (daughter) and Keith (son). Congregational membership: Bonneyville Mennonite Church. Funeral: Dec. 21, First Mennonite Church, by Ken Livingood. Burial: Mottville Cemetery.

Mast, Francis Mardelle Verlod, 70, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Feb. 19, 1925, Grass Valley, Calif., to Frank and Delia Hodge Verlod. Died: Jan. 18, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-daughter: Sylvia Herschberger; stepchildren: Kenneth and Susan Mast; stepmother: Mildred Verlod; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Randal "Bob" Mast (husband). Congregational membership: Kalona Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 20, Peterseim Funeral Home, by David Groh. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Nameth, Ira Irene Dixon, 86, Denver, Colo. Born: Aug. 15, 1909, Grand Ledge, Mich., to Claude and Maude Dixon. Died: Dec. 24, 1995, Denver, Colo., of a heart attack. Survivors-daughter: Virginia Stone; brothers and sister: Clyde, Robert, Richard, Ralph, Donald, and Arnold Dixon, Eva Corbin; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Charles Nameth (husband). Funeral: Jan. 4, Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, by Mark Miller. Cremated.

Newcomer, Clarence Elwood, 85. Born: May 23, 1910, Columbia, Pa., to Ephriam and Stella Nolt Newcomer. Died: Dec. 31, 1995, Portland, Ore., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Marie A. Harder Newcomer; children: Ann Marie Lillard, Dave E., James Donald; brother and sisters: Don, Catherine Hanour, Romona Hartman, Jean McCachren; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 5, Portland Mennonite Church, by Ralph Lind. Burial: Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

Raines, Jeannean D. Middaugh, 56, Huntertown, Ind. Born: Feb. 3, 1939, AlIen County, Ind., to Clifford and Louise Richards Middaugh. Died: Dec. 26, 1995, Fort Wayne, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: William E. Raines; daughters: Karen K. Reinoehl, Karla J. Stalter; mother; sisters: Marcia L. Schweitzer, Carol E. Queen, Rhonda S. Listenberger; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 29, First Mennonite Church, by Paul D. Leichty and Vernon Graham. Burial: Huntertown Cemetery .

Roes, David Vernon, 62, Milverton, Ont. Born: Jan. 25, 1933, Ellice Twp., Ont., to Eli and Nancy Nafziger Roes. Died: Dec. 29, 1995, Milverton, Ont., in a traffic accident. Survivors-wife: Mildred Herrfort Roes; children: Maxine Hundt, Randy, Kim Smith; brother and sisters: Alvin, Laura Kipfer, Emma Steckley, Esther Kropf; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Byron Roes (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 2, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and Melvin Roes.

Roth, Calvin C., 66, West Point, Neb. Born: July 10, 1929, Chappell, Neb., to Calvin and Emma Boshart Roth. Died: Jan. 18, 1996, West Point, Neb., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Marilyn Perry Roth; children: Rick, Vicki Embrey, Sandy Doescher, Lori Hagedom; brother and sisters: Floyd, Alice Ehrisman, Ina Wittrig, Viola Schantz, Adele Oswald, Edna Albus; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 20, Beefier Mennonite Church, by Roger Hazen. Burial: Beefier Cemetery.

Saltzman, Myrtle Huber, 88, Tofield, Alta. Born: Sept. 3, 1907, Spring City, Pa., to Jacob and Bertha Good Huber. Died: Dec. 29, 1995, Tofield, Alta., of cancer. Survivors-stepchildren: Merlin Saltzman, Ferne Petersen, Mary Martin, Paul and Joseph Voegtlin, Ruth Yoder; brothers and sister: Henry, Milton, and Bertha Huber. Predeceased by: Jacob Saltzman (second husband) and Joseph Voegtlin (first husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 2, Salem Mennonite Church, by Orvin Boettger and Merlin Stauffer.

Sturma, Christine Buncak, 79, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Nov. 23, 1916, East Moline, Ill., to Martin and Anna Habarda Buncak. Died: Jan. 12, 1996, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors-children: Lillian Wasowicz, George, Kalman, Jr.; brother and sister: Martin Buncak, Sue Maeax; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kalman Sturma, Sr. (husband). Funeral and burial: Jan. 15, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Homer.

Trauger, Mary Rice, 91. Born: March 7, 1904, to Albert and Mary Myers Rice. Died: Dec. 12, 1995, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors-children: Esther Showalter, Ida, Loretta Gilmore, Raymond, Jr.; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Raymond Trauger (husband). Funeral: Dec. 16, Rockhill Mennonite Church, by Michael Derstine. Burial: Deep Run Mennonite Church East Cemetery.

Turner, Kathryn Marie Yoder Shank, 82, Broadway, Va. Born: Nov. 29, 1913, Goshen, Ind., to 0. Lloyd and Elsie Good Yoder. Died: Jan. 3, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Jean S. Miller, Jerry E. Shank; sister: Leora G. Yoder; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Zach M. Turner (second husband) and David Paul Shank (first husband). Funeral: Jan. 6, Trissels Mennonite Church, by Paul G. Conrad and Lawrence M. Yoder. Burial: Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 8 - February 20, 1996


Buehler, Lavina Bauman, 88, Wallenstein, Ont. Born: June 20, 1907. Died: Jan. 13, 1996, Listowel, Ont. Survivors-children: Melvin, Martha Brubacher, Willard, Ken; sister: Adeline Martin; 17 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Buehler (husband). Funeral: Jan. 17, Hawkesville Mennonite Church, by Don Penner. Burial: Hawkesville Cemetery.

Buschert, Robert C., 71, Goshen, Ind. Born: Nov. 28, 1924, Cambridge, Ont., to Chester and Mary Edna Snyder Buschert. Died: Jan. 22, 1996, Elkhart, Ind., of leukemia. Survivors-wife: Joy Martin Buschert; children: Allen, Russell, John Ross; brothers: Donald, David; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Assembly Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 26, College Mennonite Church, by Mary Lehman Yoder and Harold Bauman. Burial: Violet Cemetery.

Drohan, Hattie Mae Stauffer , 89, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: April 17,1906, Lancaster County, Pa., to Samuel and Maggie Vogel Stauffer. Died: Jan. 29, 1996, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-husband: Carl B. Drohan; children: Kenneth L., James D.; 2 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren. Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Memorial service: Feb. 3, Landis Homes, by Joe Sherer and Donald Good. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Gerig, Doris Marie Graber, 82, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Oct. 23, 1923, Wayland, Iowa, to Peter J. and Sarah Rich Graber. Died: Dec. 15, 1995, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Survivors-husband: Milburn Gerig; children: Joan, Jean, Sandy, Faye, Beth, Pam; brothers and sisters: Dillon, Dennis, Dwight, and Doreen Graber, Dru Rector, Dee Deck; 13 grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 17, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Roger Farmer and Ruben Chupp. Body donated for research.

Kandel, Elsie Miller, 72, Berlin, Ohio. Born: March 31, 1923, Holmes County, Ohio, to William L. and Barbara Kandel Miller. Died: Feb. 1, 1996, Berlin, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-husband: David Kandel; children: Sharon Yoder, Clel, Karl, Earl, Gwen Hamsher, Brenda Patterson, Tony, Wes; brother: Clayton Miller; half brothers and sisters: Ray and Jay Miller, Pauline Basler, Ruth Miller, Orrvilla Yoder; 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Berlin Mennonite Church, by Emest J. Hershberger and Richard Polcyn.

Luplow, Otto William, Jr., 77, Canfield, Ohio. Born: April 30, 1918, Youngstown, Ohio, to Otto William and Mary Englehart Luplow, Sr. Died: Jan. 24, 1996, Canfield, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors-wife: Margaret Elizabeth "Peg" Stanton Luplow; son: Gary 0.; one grandchild. Funeral: Jan. 27, Midway Mennonite Church, by Larry Rohrer and Marc Hershberger. Cremated.

Miller, Crist C., 78, Middlebury, Ind. Born: March 21, 1917, Haven, Kan., to Chris and Lydia Miller. Died: Jan. 14, 1996, Elkhart, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Mattie Gerber Miller; children: Karen VanderMaas, Sandy Hartzler, Dalis Bloss, Steven, Barry; sisters: Polly Christner, Anna Miller, Mary Yoder , Ida Stutzman; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 17, First Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and John F. Murray. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Miller, Florence J. Beck, 95, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 25, 1900, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Emma Nofziger Beck. Died: Jan. 25, 1996, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Verden, Leonard, and Ella Beck, Elnora Rupp, Ilva Nofziger, Bernice Kauffman. Predeceased by: Harry Miller (husband), Maynard, SaraBelle, and ClaraBelle (infant children). Funeral: Jan. 27, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Miller, Wilbur, 82, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Nov. 17, 1913, LaGrange, Ind., to Moses and Lydia Patterson Miller. Died: Dec. 22, 1995, LaGrange County, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Catherine Hostetler Miller, children: Dale, Dianne Litweiler, Darlene Geyer; 10 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 27, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Miller Cemetery.

Newswanger, Marian Eby, 55, Strasburg, Pa. Born: Oct. 8, 1940, Manheim Twp., Pa., to John S. and Mary Herr Eby. Died: Jan. 27,1996, Lancaster, Pa., of adult respiratory distress syndrome. Survivors-husband: R. Wesley Newswanger; children: Lynda, Ryan, Daryl; brothers and sister: Melvin and Herbert E by, Lois Sauder. Congregational membership: First Deaf Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 31, Mellingers Mennonite Church, by Paul Zehr and Roy Bender. Burial: Strasburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Oswald, Noble L., 72, Aurora, Ohio. Born: Jan. 30, 1923, Charm, Ohio, to Herbert and Cora Hostetler Oswald. Died: Jan. 19, 1996, Ravenna, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Aldean Schweitzer Oswald; children: Gary, Herbert, Daniel, Carol Yoder, Mary Sly, Marlene Mikula; brothers and sister: James, Edward, Mervin, Marilyn Miller; 15 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Donald (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 22, Aurora Mennonite Church, by Marlin Birkey.

Ruby, Marion Catherine Roth, 89, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Jan. 17, 1907, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to Samuel S. and Barbara Oesch Roth. Died: Jan. 23, 1996, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors-children: Samuel, John, Elda Steinman, Marjorie Forler, Joyce Brenneman, Patricia Bast, Sharon Simmons; 18 grandchildren, 23 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Amos William Ruby (husband) and Douglas (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 26, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich and Greg Yantzi.

Schrock, Mildred Burkey, 74, LaGrange, Ind. Born: Dec. 19, 1921, Elkhart, Ind., to Benjamin and Lizzie Beverstein Burkey. Died: Jan. 16, 1996, Elkhart County, Ind., of Parkinson's disease. Survivors-husband: Freeman Schrock; children: Don, Judy Stephenson; 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 18, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Schweitzer, Anna Roth, 86, Julesburg, Colo. Born: June 30, 1909, Milford, Neb., to Joseph C. and Rosa Zimmerman Roth. Died: Dec. 31, 1995, Julesburg, Colo. Survivors-children: Donald, Darrel, Grace Schweitzer Smith, Ruth; brother: Roy Roth; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer Schweitzer (husband) and Loren (son). Funeral: Jan. 4, Julesburg Mennonite Church, by Arthur J. Roth. Burial: Hillside Cemetery.

Swartzendruber, Val, 86, St. Lawrence, S.D. Born: July 14, 1909, Hydro, Okla., to Valentine and Mary Ann Rhodes Swartzendruber. Died: Jan. 22, 1996, Miller, S.D., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Ethel Carrier Swartzendruber; children: Stanley, Gary , Omar; brother and sisters: Jacob, Barbara, Mary Jane, Katie Anna Birkey; 5 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 26, St. Lawrence Community Church, by Lee Smith. Burial: St. Lawrence Cemetery.

Yoder, Nora Frey, 86, Topeka, Ind. Born: Sept. 14, 1909, Michigan, to Ammon and Fannie Yoder Frey. Died: Jan. 10, 1996, LaGrange County, Ind., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Raphael Yoder; children: Cheryl Miller, Fred, Maurice, Gordon; sisters: Martha Goodremont, Dorothy Hill; 2 grandchildren. Funeral: Jan. 13, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Shore Cemetery .



 Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 9 - February 27, 1996


Bishop, Paul B., 76, Telford, Pa. Born: Dec. 7, 1919, Souderton, Pa., to Melvin and Margaret Benner Bishop. Died: Feb. 2, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors-wife: Muriel Swartz Bishop: children: Rebecca Hendricks, Donna Bluemink, Paul Jonathan, David Kent, Alexander Micah; brother and sisters: Claude, Sadie Landis, Elaine; 18 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Nicole Bishop (daughter). Funeral and burial: Feb. 4, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by Truman H. Brunk, Jr., and David A. Stevens.

Boll, David 0., 89, Manheim, Pa. Born: Aug. 20, 1906, Manheim, Pa., to Joseph A. and Martha Oberholtzer Boll. Died: Feb. 1, 1996, Manheim, Pa. Survivors-wife: Edna Moyer Boll; children: Clarence M., Eugene M., David, Jr., Dorothy A. Witmer, Velma B. Schnupp, Marian R. Metzler; brother: John H.; 23 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 5, Hernley Mennonite Church, by George M. Hurst, Dale Schnupp, and Jay M. Peters.

Gouldey, Donald R., Sr., 62, Elroy, Pa. Born: Aug. 30, 1933, Creamery, Pa., to Isaiah and Mae Rader Gouldey. Died: Jan. 21, 1996, Elroy, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Patricia A. Fisher Gouldey; children: Donald R., Jr., Bruce W., Gayle Hoffman, Joanne Spotts; brothers and sisters: Kenneth, Wesley, Merill, Ethel Bishop, Ruth Wilson, Gladys France; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Congregational membership: Spring Mount Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Jan. 24, Lower Skippack Mennonite Church, by Ran Blough.

Harper, Leah Lichty, 94, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Dec. 24, 1901, St. Agatha, Ont., to John and Annie Kropf Lichty. Died: Feb. 5, 1996, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors-children: Harold, Helen Bardon, Irene Dernesch, Jan Perrin; 17 grandchildren, 25 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Earl Harper (husband), Robert (son), and Gladys Richman and Ruth Richman (daughters). Funeral: Feb. 7, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Hildebrand Schlegel and Phyllis Tribby. Burial: Memory Gardens Cemetery .

Hershey, Elmer S., 89, Lititz, Pa. Born: Dec. 9, 1906, Lititz, Pa., to Amos and Annie Shissler Hershey. Died: Feb. 4, 1996, Lancaster, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors-son: Dale H.; sister: Ann Batchelor. Predeceased by: Margie Hess Hershey (wife). Funeral: Feb. 7, Lititz Mennonite Church, by J. Clair Hollinger, Dennis Ernest, Donald Good, and Jacob Frederick. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Hess, John Henry, Jr., 53, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 16, 1942, Lancaster, Pa., to John and Elsie Weaver Hess, Sr. Died: Jan. 15, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Rhoda Short Hess; brother and sister: P. Bruce, Tina H. Glanzer. Funeral: Jan. 17, Park View Mennonite Church, by Owen Burkholder. Cremated.

Johnson, Elmer R., 80, Bloomfield, Mont. Born: Sept. 6, 1915, Fergus Falls, Minn., to George and Ida Holdeman Johnson. Died: Feb. 3, 1996, Glendive, Mont. Survivors-wife: Mildred Hostetler Johnson; children: Roy, Mervin, Bob, George, Sue Riley, Betty Senner, Marie Gingerich; brothers and sisters: Ralph, Earl, Kenny, Fay, Alice Danielson, Marie, Grace Shantz; 17 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Feb. 7, Red Top Mennonite Church, by Fred Kanagy and Pat McFarren.

King, Edna Matilda, 77, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: Feb. 13, 1918, Johnson County, Iowa, to Alpha and Blanche Yoder King. Died: Jan. 28, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivor-sister: Beulah "Bea" Koch. Funeral: Feb. 2, First Mennonite Church of Iowa City, by Firman Gingerich and Diane Zaerr. Burial: West Union Mennonite Cemetery.

Lehman, Esther Miller Nissley, 80, Lancaster, Pa. Born: March 4, 1915, Conoy Twp., Pa., to Reuben Z. and Lizzie E. Brubaker Miller. Died: Jan. 23, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-sons: John M.. J. Marlin, Kenneth M.; foster daughters: Helena Rychener , Josephine Peters; stepdaughters: Lois Schwanger, Helen Keener; brothers and sister: Jonas, Alvin, Kraybill, John, Lois Hoffer. Predeceased by: Wayne P. Lehman (second husband) and Paul E. Nissley (first husband). Funeral: Jan. 27, Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, by Richard H. Frank and Walter L. Keener. Burial: Good's Mennonite Cemetery.

Litwiller, Fannie Sutter, 94, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Jan. 8, 1902, Pekin, Ill., to Christian and Idella Miller Sutter. Died: Jan. 31, 1996, Hopedale, Ill. Survivors-children: Lyle, Donald, Leo, Eileen Bennet, Lola Dickey, Velma Cremeens, Velora Pickens; brother and sisters: Clayton Sutter , Carrie Hostetler, Bessie Oyer, Minnie Sutter; 18 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eli Litwiller (husband), a daughter and an infant son. Funeral and burial: Feb. 2, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Michael Knowles.

Miller, Albert Wolf, 73, Akron, Pa. Born: March 18, 1922, Akron, Pa., to Orie 0. and Elta Wolf Miller. Died: Jan. 28, 1996, Akron, Pa. Survivors-wife: Esther Lehman Miller; children: Edward L., Jan L., Jill Frey, Connie L.; brothers: John W., Rabert W.; 10 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Funeral and burial: Jan. 31, Akron Mennonite Church, by Urbane Peachey and Beryl Jantzi.

Miller, Anna, 95, Bristol, Ind. Born: May 13, 1900, LaGrange County, Ind., to Ben and Susan Weirich Miller. Died: Jan. 18, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivor-sister: Orpha Getz. Congregational membership: Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral: Jan. 20, Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, by Ronald Diener. Burial: Shore Cemetery.

Myers, Warren C., 75, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 13, 1920, St. Joseph County, Ind., to Aaron and Clara Weldy Myers. Died: Jan. 16, 1996, Millersburg, Ind., in a traffic accident. Survivors-wife: Eva Pauline Lehman Myers; children: Dennis, Sharon Birkey, Glenda Ascencio, foster son: Harold E. Mumaw; brothers and sisters: Kenneth, Rascoe, Lowell, Robert, Bertha Martin, Maxine Newcomer; 8 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild, 3 foster grandchildren, 6 foster great-grandchildren, one foster great-greatgrandchild. Predeceased by: Kenton Myers (son). Funeral and burial: Jan. 19, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller.

Nyce, Harold C., 66, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Nov. 19, 1929, Harleysville, Pa., to Edwin and Lizzie Clemens Nyce. Died: Jan. 31, 1996, Harleysville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Lorene Detwiler Nyce; children: Philip, Mark, Kathy Keech, Cindy Kauffmann, Mary Roth; brothers: Cleon, Walter; 9 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Spring Mount Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 4, Towamencin Mennonite Church, by Ron Blough and Randall Rath. Burial: Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Peachey, Rodney A., 33, Wolcottville, Ind. Born: Jan. 15, 1963, Lewistown, Pa., to Robert and Violet Harshberger Peachey. Died: Jan. 22, 1996, LaGrange, Ind. Survivors-parents; sister: Pam Vail; grandmother: Viola Harshberger. Funeral: Jan. 25, Pleasant View Mennonite Church, by Ron Diener and Norman Maust. Burial: Miller Eight Square Cemetery.

Rowe, Mary G. Fazenbaker, 89, Hollsopple, Pa. Born: Jan. 13, 1907, Addison, Pa., to Walter and Donna Mitchell Fazenbaker. Died: Jan. 26, 1996, Knoxville, Tenn., of cancer. Survivors-children: Judson Shaffer, Walter Shaffer, David Rowe; sister: Naomi Collins; 11 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Thomas (son). Funeral: Jan. 31, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald D. Sharp. Burial; Addison Cemetery .

Sommer, Rose Mae, 88, Kidron, Ohio. Born: May 30, 1907, Kidron, Ohio, to Jacob and Anna Moser Sommer. Died; Feb. 8, 1996, Canton, Ohio, of a heart attack. Burial: Kidron Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Herman Myers and Lowell Gerber .

Teat, Myra Louise Hostetler, 39, Sarasota, Fla. Born: May 13, 1956, Millersburg, Ohio, to Leon and Edna Hostetler. Died: Feb. 3, 1996, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Rod Teat; brothers and sister: Lynn and Dale Hostetler, Jean Seitz. Congregational membership: Bay Shore Mennonite Church. Funeral: Feb. 7, Wiegand Brothers Funeral Home, by J. D. Hamel. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Walters, Mildred J. Zook, 80, Belleville, Pa. Born; July 24, 1915, Lancaster County, Pa., to John L. and Pamelia Kanagy Zook. Died: Feb. 4, 1996, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors-children; Helen Seaholtz, Robert R., Leroy J., Delores Kanagy, Richard J.; 14 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clarence 0. Walters (husband) and Fred L. (son). Funeral and burial; Feb. 7, Allenville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr.

Wolgemuth, Violet Rohrer, 93, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Oct. 6, 1902, Lancaster, Pa., to Witmer B. and Emma Nissley Rohrer. Died: Feb. 6, 1996, Lititz, Pa. Survivors-husband: Daniel M. Wolgemuth; sons: Luke, Elton, James, and David Bomberger; stepchildren: D. Jay and Donald H. Wolgemuth; 12 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 6 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elam Bomberger (first husband). Congregational membership: Mount Joy Mennonite Church. Funeral; Feb. 10, Landis Homes Retirement Community, by Joe Sherer, Donald Good, and Janet Peifer. Burial: Henry Eberle Cemetery.

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