Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1996

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Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 27 - July 2, 1996

Bowens, Maria Lautzenheiser, 32, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 28, 1964, Stark County, Ohio, to Warren and Elda Horst Lautzenheiser. Died: May 18, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Homicide. Survivors - husband: James Bowens; children: Joey Arnold, Jesse; brother: Mark Lautzenheiser. Congregational membership: Martins Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 22, Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, by Randy Murray and Sheldon Swartz. Burial: Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Breneman, Ruth Witmer, 71, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Nov. 3, 1924, Manor Twp., Pa., to Christian and Lizzie Witmer Breneman. Died: June 4, 1996, Lancaster, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - brothers and sister: Paul, Roy, Eli, Clifford, Grace Nolt. Funeral: June 8, Mennonite Home, by J. Wilmer Eby and Aaron H. Souders. Burial: Masonville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Brunk, Alicia Faye, 6 days, Souderton, Pa. Born: May 29, 1996, Abington, Pa., to Don and Deb Brunk. Died: June 5, 1996, Philadelphia, Pa. Survivors - parents; brother: Caleb Rusterholtz. Graveside service and burial: June 8, Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery, by David Greiser.

Ernst, Myrta Myrle Beckler, 76, Albany, Ore. Born: Feb. 28, 1920, Woodriver, Neb., to Enos and Mary Schweitzer Beckler. Died: June 5, 1996, Albany, Ore. Survivors - children: Gary, Kenneth, Joan Kuhns, Donna Maurer, Charlotte Tracy, Shelley Ernst; sister: Roberta Ernst; 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester Ernst (husband). Funeral: June 8, Bethany Mennonite Church, by John Willems. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Cemetery.

Harder, Robert J., 74, Reedley, Calif. Born: Jan. 29, 1922, to Abram and Justina Quiring Harder. Died: June 2, 1996, New York, of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Ethel Klassen Harder; children: Janet Parker, Jean Flores, James, Joseph; brother and sister: Harry, Martha Houk; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: June 7, First Mennonite Church, by Kenneth L. Seitz. Burial: Reedley Cemetery.

Honsberger, Arminta Snyder, 93, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Sept. 16, 1902, New Hamburg, Ont., to Zenas and Lavina Cressman Snyder. Died: June 8, 1996, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - husband: Ralph Honsberger; children: Vernon, Dorothy Snyder, Marjorie Jackson, Lewis, Lloyd, Eva Good; stepchildren: Charlotte Romagnoli, Hugh Honsberger, Joan Jahnche, Margaret Chester; 24 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Abner Brubacher (first husband). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 13, Fairview Mennonite Home, by Amzie Brubacher and Kevin Block. Burial: Vineland Cemetery.

Jantzi, Lyle D., 68, Wood River, Neb. Born: March 9, 1928, Wood River, Neb., to Ezra and Beulah Stutzman Jantzi. Died: May 22, 1996, Grand Island, Neb. Survivors - wife: Fern Jantzi; children: Doyle, Pat Wetzel, Lynelle Drudge, Rhonda Longenecker, Jodie Soto; stepchildren: Rod, Gary, Darin, Roxanne Schlegel, Christine Kraus; brother and sister: Gerald, Donna Saltzman; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 6 stepgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Jean Nofziger Jantzi (first wife). Funeral and burial: May 25, Wood River Mennonite Church, by Denton R. Jantzi.

Longacre, Paul E., 91, Barto, Pa. Born: Dec. 30, 1904, Barto, Pa., to John S. and Anna Eshbach Longacre. Died: May 10, 1996, Honey Brook, Pa. Survivors - children: Rhoda King, David, Mark, Aaron, Paul M., Anna Mary Brubacher, James C.; brother: Daniel; 27 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edna Mowere Longacre (wife). Funeral and burial: May 14, Bally Mennonite Church, by Roy K. Yoder and Elmer G . Kolb.

Martin, Otho E. "Bud," 85. Born: June 11, 1910, Sylvia, Kan., to Guy E. and Blanche Helm Martin. Died: May 20, 1996, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - wife: Evelyn A. Ball Martin; son: Richard; brother and sister: Frank, Bonnie Hostetler; 7 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Larry Martin (son). Funeral: May 22, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler and Kenneth W. Ball. Burial: Sylvia Cemetery.

Miller, Opal L., 80, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Aug. 30, 1915, Milford, Neb., to William H. and Melinda Miller Kremer. Died: June 12, 1996, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - husband: Wilbur J. Miller; daughter: Joyce Birky; sisters: Ora Bender, Margaret Roth; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sherrill (daughter). Funeral: June 15, Kalona Mennonite Church, by Scott Swartzendruber and Mick Murray. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Roth, Laura Sauder, 91, Archbold, Ohio. Born: March 22, 1905, Archbold, Ohio, to Samuel and Katie Nofziger Sauder. Died: June 3, 1996, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors - children: James A., Becky Collins; brother and sisters: Melvin Sauder, Viola Aeschliman, Carrie Miller; 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Walter D. Roth (husband). Funeral: June 6, Zion Mennonite Church, by Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Shank, Hensel Aaron, 68, Day ton, Va. Born: April 12, 1928, Day ton, Va., to Amos K. and Mary Beery Shank. Died: June 2, 1996, Dayton, Va., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Mardell Carper Shank; children: Norwood, Elvin, Ray, Keith, Eva Heatwole; brothers and sisters: Warren, Nelson, Ruth Knicely, Alma Shank, Grace Rohrer; 14 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 4, Dayton Mennonite Church, by Nate Yoder, Herman Reitz, James Rhodes, and Lewis Martin.

Sharp, Clark Elester, 96, Vestaburg, Mich. Born: June 8, 1899, to William A. and Mary Jane Fankhauser Sharp. Died: March 30, 1996, Port Charlotte, Fla., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Virginia Bontrager Sharp; sister: Agnes Glowacki. Congregational membership: Bethel Mennonite Church. Funeral: April 4, Ferris Center Church of Christ, by Joe Pendleton. Burial: Richland Township Cemetery.

Shearburn, Jeanne M. McClenaghen, 49, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Sept. 7, 1946, Philadelphia, Pa., to Herbert E. and Ruth Fegley McClenaghen. Died: June 3, 1996, Allentown, Pa., of injuries from an automobile accident. Survivors - children: Janine A. , Erin Colleen; sister: Lois M. Schwartz. Funeral: June 7, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk. Burial: Arlington Cemetery.

Umphress, Steven Lee, 51, Varna, Ill. Born: June 11, 1944, Spring Valley , Ill., to Fayne and Phoebe Madden Umphress. Died: May 31, 1996, Fulton City, Ill., in a plane crash. Survivors - wife: Nancy Meador Girard Umphress; sister: Joyce Dietsch; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Joan Beer Umphress (first wife) and John David (son). Congregational membership: Roanoke Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 4, Funeral Chapel, by Elmer Wyse. Burial: Henry (Ill.) Cemetery.

Wyse, Cora E. Nofziger, 86, Archbold, Ohio. Born: June 28, 1909, Archbold, Ohio, to William and Elizabeth Stuckey Nofziger. Died: June 7, 1996, Bryan, Ohio. Survivors - children: Rosemary Wyse Reimer, Buetta Bontrager, Byrdalene Horst, Norma, Sara Wyse-Wenger, Dean, Denton, Sanford, AlIen, Ned; brothers: Dennis, Dale; 25 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-grandchild. Predeceased by: Harold J. Wyse (husband). Funeral and burial: June 10, Lockport Mennonite Church, by WaIter Stuckey, Dale Nofziger, and Allen Rutter.

Yoder, Anna E., 81, Chesapeake, Va. Born: Grantsville, Md., to Ezra and Savilla Beachy Yoder. Died: June 3, 1996, Chesapeake, Va. Survivors - husband: Menno Yoder; children: Dorothy Yoder Brangan, Clifford W., Willie J., Leon D., James W., Morris W.; brothers and sisters: Christian, Elsie Schrock, Frieda, Pauline Schrock, Floyd, Cloyd, Elizabeth; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 6, Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Harold Bergey, Simon Schrock, and Merlin L. Miller.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 28 - July 9, 1996 - pages 14, 15

Bachman, David, 82, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Feb. 3, 1914, Howard, S.D., to Jacob and Katherine Zimmerman Bachman. Died: June 13, 1996, Hopedale, Ill. Survivors - wife: Aldine Metz Bachman; children: Roger, Eunice Kay Harris, Marilyn Litwiller, Alice Slager; brothers: Richard, Alvin, Leonard; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 17, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith and Michael Wayne Knowles.

Bowers, Silence Ethel Norenberg, 84, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: Jan. 4, 1912, Surrey, N.D., to George and Gracie Grove Norenberg. Died: June 6, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivors - children: Paul, Nancy Nissley; sisters: Olive Hornecker, Goldie Wonick, Winfred Norenberg; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, 3 step-great-grandchildren, 2 step-great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: R. Maynard Bowers (husband). Memorial service: June 15, First Mennonite Church, by Diane Zaerr. Body donated to medical research.

Headings, Levi, 91, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Oct. 30, 1904, Hutchinson, Kan., to Valentine J. and Mary Ann Helmuth Headings. Died: June 20, 1996, South Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - wife: Mary Miller Headings; children: Keith, Robert, Phillip, Sanford, Lois Burrell; brother and sisters: John, Barbara, Mary Nisly: 16 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 22. Yoder Mennonite Church, by Dan Kauffman and Peter Hartman.

Helmuth, Erwin J., 83, Sarasota, Fla. Born Oct. 3, 1912, Arthur, Ill. Died June 16, 1996, Sarasota, Fla., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Dora Schlabach Helmuth; children: Nancy Benjamin, Susanne Blackman, Timothy E.; brothers and sisters: Fred, Freeman, Edna Bozer, Cora Troyer, Alta Jantz; 7 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 19, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop. Burial: Palms Memorial Park.

Hunsberger, Jacob Marvin, 41, Duncannon, Pa. Born: Aug. 1, 1954. Phoenixville, Pa., to Jacob Good and Erma M. Stauffer Hunsberger. Died May 26, 1996, Duncannon, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - children: Justin, Allison, Jonathan; mother; brothers and sisters: Willis, Kenneth, Dorothy, Lucille. Funeral: May 30, Ronald C. L. Smith Funeral Home, by Dale Rosenberger and Garland Meyers. Burial: Union Cemetery.

Kavelman, Viola Boshart, 75, Cambridge, Ont. Born: July 27, 1920, Philipsburg, Ont., to Henry and Ada Kennel Boshart. Died June 13, 1996, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - children: Grace McGraw, Joan, Dennis, Edward; sisters: Audrey Gingrich, Bertha Veitch; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by Neil H. Kavelman (husband). Funeral and burial: June 15, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.

Kulp, Howard L., 79, Telford, Pa. Born: June 4, 1916, Lansdale, Pa., to Abram B. and Esther Lapp Kulp. Died May 27, 1996, Quakertown, Pa. Survivors - wife: Beulah Gotwals Kulp; daughters: Lois Johnstone, Ruth Coates; 3 grandchildren. Memorial service and burial: June 4, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Truman H. Brunk.

Martin, Clarence B., 77, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Dec. 16, 1918, East Earl Twp., Pa., to Phares and Susie Bauman Martin. Died: June 7, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - wife: Barbara Yoder Martin; brother and sisters: Weaver B., Edna Kurtz, Nora Martin, Grace Weaver. Funeral: June 12, Forest Hills Mennonite Church, by J. Lester Graybill and Doug Kaufman. Burial: Blue Ball Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Nelson M., 67, Meadville, Pa. Born: Jan. 23, 1928, Waterloo County, Ont., to Amos C. and Louisa Martin. Died: May 7, 1996, Leesburg, Fla., of an intestinal rupture and infection. Survivors - wife: Wilma Ausburger Martin; children: Beverly Martin, Charlene Weinberger, Karen Hartwig, Ray, Carl; brothers and sisters: Henry, Emerson, Clarence, Velina Martin, Mary Weber, Verna Martin; 8 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Sunnyside Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 11, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Amsey Martin and Victor Dorsch. Burial: St. Agatha Mennonite Church Cemetery. He was ordained in 1961 and pastored Mennonite churches for 35 years in Ontario, Canada, and Pennsylvania.

Miller, Elsie K. Shettler, 84, Kalona, Iowa. Born: June 6, 1912, Harper, Kan., to Edward J. and Mary Troyer Shettler. Died: June 12, 1996, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Judy Yoder, Ed, Dennis; sisters: Verda Layman, Grace Reese; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dennis M. Miller (husband). Funeral and burial: June 15, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth and Marv Rempel.

Nofziger, Fannie S. Yutzie, 86, Albany, Ore. Born: March 12, 1910, Albany, Ore., to Solomon and Mattie Ropp Yutzie. Died: June 7, 1996, Albany, Ore. Survivors - stepchildren: Willard, Bernard, Dorothy Stutzman, Louise Gerig, Bernetta Stutzman; sister: Alice Lindberg. Predeceased by: Elvin Nofziger (husband). Funeral: June 10, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey and Clarence Gerig. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

Nafziger, Gerald L., 61, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 7, 1934, Archbold, Ohio, to Elmer J. and Lillie Yoder Nafziger. Died: June 11, 1996, Toledo, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Eleanor Jean Stuckey Nafziger; children: Lynn, Sandra Zehr, Beverly Kraybill; brother: Carl; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: June 14, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, Roger Steffy, and Randy Nafziger. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Newcomer, Hilda Kreider, 83, Seville, Ohio. Born: Feb. 12, 1913, Media County, Ohio, to Elias and Nettie Loehr Kreider. Died June 11, 1996, Rittman, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Elban K. Newcomer; children: Jerry, Carl, Faye Litwiller, Kathleen Springer, Jean Miller; sister: Alma Newcomer; 15 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 15, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Leonard D. Hershey. Burial: Maple Hill Cemetery.

Rediger, Maurice Benjamin, 75, Albany, Ore. Born: Nov. 28, 1920, Milford, Neb., to William and Mary Kramer Rediger. Died: June 7, 1996, Lebanon, Ore. Survivors - wife: Mazie Hines Rediger; children: Judy Sessions, Carolyn Stutzman, Coralee Knox, Ben: brothers and sisters: Wayne, Dale, Harley, Ethel Stutzman, Mildred Miller; 11 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 12, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey. Burial: Alford Cemetery.

Schrock, Ruby Ann Miller, 69, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Nov. 1, 1926, Kalona, Iowa, to Sherman and Emma Miller. Died: June 5, 1996, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - children: Norma, Alice Hochstetler, Allen, Norman, Dallas, Gary; sisters: Ellen Yoder, Nita Miller, Barbara Eichelberger; 13 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert Schrock (husband) and Gail (daughter). Funeral and burial: June 9, East Union Mennonite Church, by Noah Helmuth and Marv Rempel.

Schrock, Wayne K., 64, Wauseon, Ohio, Born: Aug. 6, 1931, Fulton County, Ohio, to Cletus and Phoebe Stuckey Schrock. Died: May 2, 1996, Fulton County, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Mary Halbert Schrock; children: Christine O,Brien, Steve, Lori Frey; brothers and sisters: Dale, Ray, James, John, Rosie Nofziger, Mableann Crossgrove, 9 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Scott (infant son). Funeral: May 4, North Clinton Mennonite Church, by Gary Blosser. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Shenk, John H., 85, Sarasota, Fla. Born: April 19, 1911, Newport News, Va., to Daniel and Matilda Shenk. Died: June 15, 1996, Sarasota, Fla. Survivors - wife: Emily Brackbill Shenk; children: Judy Ranck, Irma Lewis, Milton, John Carl, Dan, Jerry, Richard, Nelson; 14 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Funeral service: June 17, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Jim Miller II and Barry Loop. Funeral and burial: June 18, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook, H. Michael Shenk, and Lloyd Weaver, Jr. He was ordained in 1941 and served several congregations in Sarasota.

Stoltzfus, Amos B., 91, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Oct. 5, 1904, Salisbury Twp., Pa., to John and Annie Beiler Stoltzfus. Died: May 18, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - wife: Annie Beiler; daughter: Marian Johnson; brother and sister: John, Sarah Glick; 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 22, Millwood Mennonite Church, by Wilbert Lind and Calvin Beiler.

Troyer, Ethel Irene Zook, 92, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Feb. 14, 1904, New Castle, Pa., to Enoch J. and Mary Emma Spiker Zook. Died: May 13, 1996, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors - stepchildren: Robert, Fred, Lucille Christophel; brothers and sisters: Orren and Homer Zook, Sarah Eshleman, Mary Emma Barkley; 17 step-grandchildren, 42 step-great-grandchildren, 5 step-great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Menno Troyer (husband) and Leonard (stepson). Congregational membership: Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: May 15, Salem Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger.

Umble, Melba R. Shetler, 82, Coatsville, Pa. Born: Nov. 22, 1913, Atglen, Pa., to William H. and Lydia Kauffman Shetler. Died: June 7, 1996, Coatesville, Pa. Survivors - husband: Leon H. Umble; children: Mary Ellen Ness, Lawrence, Dale, Marian, David, Linda, Shirley Lambert; sister: Frances Stoltzus; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 11, Millwood Mennonite Church, by Earl Graybill, Herman Glick, and Nathan Brunk.

Weirich, Ruth E. Stutzman, 61, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: Nov. 29, 1934, Etna Green, Ind., to Edward and Mary Slabaugh Stutzman. Died: June 3, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Eli Weirich; sons: James, David, Robert; mother; sisters: Velma Miller, Catherine Bender; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: June 6, First Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and John F. Murray. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Yoder, Mary Jane, 73, Archbold, Ohio. Born: March 18, 1923, Pettisville, Ohio, to Roy E. and Pearl Zaerr Yoder. Died: June 15, 1996, Toledo, Ohio. Survivor - sister: Rutheda Short. Funeral: June 19, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, and Royce Short. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 29 - July 16, 1996

Gascho, Ida Litwiller, 90, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: June 20, 1905, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to John R. and Magdalena Schwartzentruber Litwiller . Died: June 10, 1996, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - daughter: Viola Dorsch; sister: Alice Bender; 11 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norman Gascho (husband) and Reta Baechler (daughter). Funeral and burial: June 12, St. Agatha Mennonite Church, by Brent Kipfer and Gerald Schwartzentruber.

Glick, John L., 79. Born July 28, 1916, Morgantown, Pa., to Samuel and Salinda Glick. Died: March 2, 1996, Woodchoppertown, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Ida Kurtz Glick; children: Karl G., John Andrew, David D., Lois Ann Hostetter, Rebecca Benner; foster children: Mac Bhuta, Sam Bhuta; 18 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Ark Bible Chapel. Funeral: March 6, Oley Mennonite Church, by Jeff Ludwig, Dan Willman, and Nathan Stoltzfus. He was ordained August 18, 1946, and pastored at Oley Mennonite Church and Ark Bible Chapel.

Hooley, Fannie Christina, 99, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Sept. 12, 1896, Logan County, Ohio, to David B. and Sarah Yoder. Died: June 10, 1996, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors - children: Gayler, Margery Headings, Mary Strayer; sister: Clara Hostetler; 8 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John D. Hooley (husband) and Richard and David (sons). Funeral: June 13, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Larry Augsburger. Burial: Fairview Cemetery.

Jutzi, Kevin James, 40, Kitchener, Ont. Born: May 17, 1956, Kitchener, Ont., to Merlin and Grace Bast Jutzi. Died: June 10, 1996, Kitchener, Ont., of cystic fibrosis. Survivors - wife: Christine Jacob Jutzi; brother and sister: Calvin, Robin Coupland-Jutzi. Funeral and burial: June 13, First Mennonite Church, by Rudy Baergen.

Martin, Lydia R. Hess, 87, Marion, Pa. Born: July 12, 1908, Marion, Pa., to A. L. and Hettie K. Horst Hess. Died: May 20, 1996, Chambersburg, Pa. Survivors - stepchildren: Leon and Iva Martin, Miriam Oberholzer; sister: May C. Baer; 12 stepgrandchildren, 49 step-greatgrandchildren, 12 step-greatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ira D. Martin (husband). Funeral: May 23, Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home, Inc., by Merle Cordell and Alvin Kanagy. Burial: Marion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Robert W., 65, Akron, Pa. Born: Aug. 8, 1930, Akron, Pa., to Orie 0. And Elta Wolf Miller. Died: June 17, 1996, Akron, Pa. Survivors - wife: Jean Carper Miller; children: Jeffrey C., James C., Jennifer Styan, Joan Block; brother: John W .; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: June 21, Akron Mennonite Church, by Beryl Jantzi. Burial: Wolf Cemetery.

Myers, Samuel Lloyd, 81, Perkasie, Pa. Born: Sept. 26, 1914, Danboro, Pa., to Isaac M. and Hannah G. Leatherman Myers. Died: June 12, 1996, Souderton, Pa., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Edna Yothers Myers; children: David, Anna Marie, Ruth; brother: Paul L.; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 15, Perkasie Mennonite Church, by Craig Pelkey Landes, David Miller, and Harold Kreider .

Nelson, Welma, 83, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 31, 1912, Wayland, Iowa, to Joseph and Barbara Rich Graber. Died: June 4, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Boyd Nelson; children: Ben, Paul, Barbara Gingerich; brothers and sisters: Raymond, Willis, and Virgil R. Graber, Rachel Wyse, Berniece Roth, Beulah Swartzendruber, Lois Swartzendruber, Sara Frederick; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: June 8, College Mennonite Church, by Nancy Kauffmann and Virgil Gerig. Burial: Prairie Street Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schrock, Gertie, 93, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Oct. 20, 1902, Lake Charles, La., to David C. and Fannie Miller Schrock. Died: June 25, 1996, South Hutchinson, Kan. Funeral and burial: June 28, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Dan Kauffman and Peter Hartman.

Steider, Keith E., 32, LaGrange, Ind. Born: May 5, 1964, LaGrange, Ind., to Richard and Roberta Troyer Steider. Died: June 25, 1996, Elkhart, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - brothers: Douglas, Ronald. Funeral and burial: June 28, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Horner and Ralph Wenger.

Wideman, Lorne H., 79, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: July 24, 1916, Markham, Ont., to Albert and Magdelena Hoover Wideman. Died: May 9, 1996, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - wife: Marion Grove Wideman; children: Candie Brubacher, Beverly MacDonald, Keith; sisters: Anna Wideman, Ella Grove; 6 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Brussels Mennonite Fellowship. Funeral and burial: May 11, Wideman Mennonite Church, by Gerald Schwartzentruber and Lawrence Burkholder.

Yantzi, Connie F. Fitzgerald, 40, Ontario. Born: Sept. 30, 1955, Adrian, Mich., to Joseph and Inez Fitzgerald. Died: May 9, 1996, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Duane Yantzi; children: Rachel Marie, James Joseph Fitzgerald; brother and sister: Thomas Fitzgerald, Kathy Bailey. Funeral: May 13, Wellesley Mennonite Church, by Ray Martin and Gerald Schwartzentruber. Burial: Maple View Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder, Kenneth E., 45, Belleville, Fa. Born: Oct. 25, 1950, Belleville, Fa., to Alpheus J. and Ruth N . Hartzler Yoder. Died: June 14, 1996, Belleville, Pa. Survivors - father; wife: Elsie J. Yoder; children: Lyle J., Lisa M.; brothers and sisters: Gerald L., Janet Shetler, Rita, Carol, Arlene Redcay; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 16, Locust Grove Mennonite Church, by Max Zook, Erie Renno, and Elam Glick.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 30 - July 23, 1996

Denlinger, Verna E. Hostetter, 72, Gap, Pa. Born: July 24, 1923, to Galen B. and Susie K. Hershey Hostetter. Died: April 21, 1996, Gap, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors - husband: Roy D. Denlinger; children: Geraldine Frey, Janice Bricker, Suetta Grove, Darlene Meyers, Karen Lehman, Marlin R., Ronald R.; brother and sisters: G. Hershey, Eleanor Hershey, Virginia Neff, Sara Buckwalter, Lydia Denlinger, Elverta Horst, Emma Ranck. Funeral and burial: April 24, Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, by Robert Cahill, Nelson L. Martin, and Richard Buckwalter.

Correction: In the July 23 Gospel Herald, Verna E. Hostetter Denlinger's place of death was listed as Gap, Pa. It should have been Chambersburg, Pa.

Grimm, Beverly Plank, 46, Lancaster, Ohio. Born: Jan. 23, 1950, Lancaster, Ohio, to Roy S. and Mildred Norris Plank. Died: June 16, 1996, Lancaster, Ohio. Survivors - son: Gregory; brother and sisters: Stephen Plank, Vera Reed, Roberta Moore. Funeral and burial: June 20, Turkey Run Mennonite Church, by Carl J. Wesselhoeft and Robert Fisher.

Lane, Eula Mae, 79, Toledo, Ohio. Born: Feb. 12, 1917, Hannibal, Mo., to Clarence and Margaret Doolin Lane. Died: June 20, 1996, Toledo, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors - daughter: Bonnie Walker; sister and brother: Laura Burr, Gilbert Ramsey; 16 grandchildren, 39 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: husband and daughter. Funeral: June 25, Bancroft Mennonite Church, by Phil Ebersole. Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery .

Nyce, Hattie G. Ruth, 86, Harleysville, Pa. Born: May 8, 1910, Morwood; Pa., to Norman G. and Alverda Godshall Ruth. Died: June 23, 1996, Sellersville, Pa. Survivors - son: Arlen R.; sisters and brothers: Ida G., Lillian G. Fretz, Helen G. Landis, LeRoy G., Merrill G.; 7 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry N. Nyce (husband) and Lorraine Derstine (daughter).j Funeral: June 28, Peter Becker Community Chapel, by John Ehst, Earl Yoder, and Floyd Hackman. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery .

Oberholtzer, Isaac "Ike" H., 61, Newport News, Va. Born: Nov. 3, 1934, Lancaster, Pa. Died: June 22, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Betty Yoder Oberholtzer; children: Roger, Brenda 0. Snead, Bradley; sisters: Audrey Tison, Mary Ellen Flory; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: June 26, Huntington Mennonite Church, by G. Edwin Bontrager and Gerald Showalter. Burial: Warwick River Cemetery.

Snyder, M. Glennys Snider, 89, Cambridge, Ont. Born: April 24, 1907, Detroit, Mich., to Unias S. and Nancy C. Shantz Snider. Died: June 30, 1996, Cambridge, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - sisters: Twilah M., Esther L. Predeceased by: Edward G. Snyder (husband). Funeral and burial: July 3, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric Hiebert Rempel.

Tiessen, Gerhard, 81, Kalona, Iowa. Born: March 28, 1915, Tiege, Ukraine, to Johann and Anna Lammert Tiessen. Died: June 27, 1996, Kalona, Iowa. Survivors - wife: Grace Miller Tiessen; son: John; sister: Maria Isaak; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: June 30, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh and Scott Swartzendruber. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery.

Weaver, Ethel Wingard, 81, Blue Ball, Pa. Born: April 30, 1915, Johnstown, Pa., to Robert and Katie Blough Wingard. Died: June 25, 1996, Honey Brook, Pa. Survivors - children: Louetta Hurst, Ronald G., Leslie C.; sisters and brothers: Grace Yoder, Betty Lou Petersheim, Glenn Wingard, Carl Wingard; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Walter B. Weaver (husband). Funeral: June 28, Forest Hills Mennonite Church, by Herman Glick and J. Lester Graybill. Burial: Eby Cemetery.

Weaver, John L., 68, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Oct. 2, 1927, LaGrange County, Ind., to Levi and Lizzie Mast Weaver. Died: June 18, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Mary Weirich Weaver; children: Carla Stanton, Marilyn Smith, Bonnie Woodward; brothers and sisters: Dan, Jonas, Clarence, Sam, Mary Schrock, Susan Kuhns; 41 grandchildren. Funeral: June 22, First Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and John F. Murray. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Westover, Etta Nofziger, 83, Lebanon, Ore. Born: Jan. 27 , 1913, Hubbard, Ore., to Samuel and Hannah Roth Nofziger. Died: June 23, 1996, Lebanon, Ore. Survivors - children: LeRoy, Leonard, Gene, Kenneth, Norma Kropf, Leona McKenzie, Kathleen Borkholder; 20 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Norman Westover (husband). Funeral and burial: June 26, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Roy Hostetler and Clarence Gerig.

Yoder, Grace Naomi Smeltzer, 86, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: June 19, 1910, Wakarusa, Ind., to Samuel and Salome Burkey Smeltzer. Died: July 1, 1996, Goshen, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Janet, Marion; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ora M. Yoder (husband), Leon (son), and Elaine (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 3, Shore Mennonite Church, by Carl Horner.


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Fulmer, Harrison, 84, Oregon, Pa. Born: Philadelphia, Pa., to William and Lillian Fulmer . Died: July 1, 1996, Lititz, Pa. Survivors - wife: Irene Burkhart Fulmer, children: Harold, Walter, Richard, Elsie Weaver, Mary Hoefler, Judy Madewell; sister: Dorothy Long; 17 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 5, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by Thomas Horst and Lester Hoover.

Gingerich, Kenneth L., 36, Iowa City, Iowa. Born: April 10, 1960, Iowa City, Iowa, to Alvin and Lydia Ropp Gingerich. Died: June 30, 1996, Iowa City, Iowa, of a brain tumor. Survivors - wife: Cathy Wiebe; parents: Alvin and Lydia Gingerich; children: Nathan, Matthew, and Hannah; brothers and sisters: Daniel, James, Donald, Dwight, Ella Mae, Celeste Miller, Jewel Longenecker. Funeral: July 3, First Mennonite Church, by Firman Gingerich and Diane Zaerr . Burial: East Union Cemetery.

Groff, Myrtle Frances, 84, Glendale, Ariz. Born: May 9, 1912, Sterling, Ill., to Jonas and Hattie Ebersole Groff. Died: July 7, 1996, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors - sisters and brothers: Alice Jennings, Ella Journey, Lawrence, Robert. Congregational membership: Sunnyslope Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 10, Glencroft Community Church, by Dennis Stauffer and Ray Keim. Burial: Ontario, Calif.

Hathaway, Ruby U. Greaser, 79, Garden City, Mo. Born: May 15, 1917, to Charles F. and Pearl Celesta Hershberger Greaser. Died: June 2, 1996, Monroe City, Mo. Survivors - husband: Oliver Leroy Hathaway; children: Howard M., James L., Melvin R., Janice I. Christ, Dorothy Livengood; brothers: Lawrence H., Earl; 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild. Predeceased by Lawrence L. (son). Funeral and burial: June 5, Pea Ridge Mennonite Church, by Darrel Zook and Carl Helmuth.

Heishman, Raymond Robert, 85, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Oct. 7, 1910, Wardensville, W.Va., to William Thomas and Rebecca Landacre Heishman. Died: July 7, 1996, Harrisonburg, Va., of cancer. Survivors - daughters: Lois Whitecotton, Sadie Miller, Carolyn Wenger; sister and brother: Alma Gregory, Edgar; 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Della Gladys Funkhouser Heishman (wife). Congregational membership: Ridgeway Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 10, Lindsey Funeral Home, by John D. Kiblinger and Lee Ebersole. Burial: Wardensville Cemetery.

Hofkamp, Michael Jay, 34, North Newton, Kan. Born: Aug. 19, 1961, Leota, Minn., to John and Marlene Van Surksum Hofkamp. Died: May 30, 1996, North Newton, Kan., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Rebecca Tuinstra; parents: John and Marlene Hofkamp; children: Martin, Sarah; brother and sisters: Wes, Val Rathje, and Jody. Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 31, Shalom Mennonite Church, by Wes Bergen and Pearl Hoover. Burial: Leota Community Cemetery.

Lauver, David C., 71, Mechanicsburg, Pa. Born: Sept. 15, 1924, Shiremanstown, Pa., to Jacob and Amanda Lauver. Died: July 1, 1996, Camp Hill, Pa. Survivors - sister and brothers: Esther A., Earl, Marlin H., and John R. Funeral and burial: July 5, Slate Hill Mennonite Church, by Paul W. Nisly.

Miller, Catherine E., 83, Shipshewana, Ind. Born: June 16, 1913, LaGrange, Colo., to John F. and Clara Miller Hostetler. Died: June 29, 1996, Payson, Ariz. Survivors - children: Darlene Geyer, Diana Litwiller, and Dale D.; sister and brother: Delis Hooley and Wilbur; 10 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Wilbur N. Miller (husband). Funeral: July 3, Emma Mennonite Church, by John C. Murray. Burial: Miller Cemetery.

Pflederer, Randall David, 20, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 27, 1976, Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Robert and Lorraine Moyer Pflederer. Died: June 15, 1996, San Antonio, Tex., in an automobile accident. Survivors - parents: Robert and Lorraine Pflederer; brother: Matthew. Funeral: June 20, Berkey Avenue Mennonite Fellowship, by Richard Litwiller. Burial: Violett Cemetery.

Roupp, Bertha P., 91, Elkhart, Ind. Born: May 14, 1905, Elkhart, Ind., to Charlie and Mary Kulp Shantz. Died: July 3, 1996, Elkhart, Ind. Survivors - children: Dorothy Whiteman, Thelma Rivera, Albert. Predeceased by: Walter R. Roupp (husband) and a son. Funeral and burial: July 6, 1996, Prairie Street Mennonite Church, by Russell Krabill.

Seitz, Jean Hostetler, 54, Port Republic, Va. Born: June 1, 1942, Hartville, Ohio, to Leon and Edna Hostetler. Died: July 8, 1996, Port Republic, Va., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Delbert L. Seitz; children: Randall, Lucinda Mathews, Janelle Seitz; brothers: Dale, Lynn; one grandchild. Funeral: July 10, 1996, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Wayne North and Steve Yoder. Burial: Mt. Clinton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Steiner, Marvin R., 80, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Nov. 13, 1915, Kidron, Ohio, to John R. and Eliya Neuenschwander Steiner. Died: July 7, 1996, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Mary Eberly Steiner; children: Glenn, Roy, Richard, Elam, Stephen, Mark, Dallas; sister and brothers: Lila, Leo, Raymond, Tilman; 27 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Chestnut Ridge Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: July 10, 1996, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Elno Steiner and Raul Tadeo.

Weaver, Hazel Ellen Lehman, 97, Glendale, Ariz. Born: July 30, 1898, Wakarusa, Ind., to Simeon and Salome Lehman. Died: May 19, 1996, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors - children: Kenneth, Stanley, Herbert, Margaret Woods; sister and brother: Edna Yoder, Wilbur Lehman; 10 grandchildren, 17 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Floyd W. Weaver (husband), Herman (son). Funeral: May 22, 1996, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Dennis Stauffer. Burial: Resthaven Park Cemetery.

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