Gospel Herald Obituaries - September, 1996

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Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 35 - September 3, 1996

Bauman, Alta Yoder, 87, Leola, Pa. Born: April 14, 1909, to J. Harvey and Irene Hertzler Yoder. Died: Aug. 5, 1996, Lititz, Pa., of cancer . Survivors-sons: Charles, Lowell; brothers and sisters: Lauren and Morris Yoder, Mary Nice, Frances Smucker, Pauline Brunk, Helena Wells; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: James Groff Bauman (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 7, Warwick River Mennonite Church, by Gordon Zook and Daniel Smucker. Memorial service: Aug. 10, Groffdale Mennonite Church, by Timothy Herr and Curvin Buchen.

Hartman, Lester William, 76, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 8, 1920, Goshen, Ind., to Abram W. and Ada Hoover Hartman. Died: Aug. 11, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-wife: Arlene Pletcher Hartman; children: Marilyn Kohler, Sandra Miller, Roger, Gene; brothers and sisters: Lowell, Ira, Paul, Vesta Weaver, Doris Reinhardt; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Donald Ray (infant son). Funeral and burial: Aug. 15, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger and Clare Schumm.

Miller, Barbara C., 83. Born: July 29, 1913, Haven, Kan., to Clemen C.B. and Mattie Miller. Died: Aug. 5, 1996, Goshen, Ind., of heart failure. Survivors-children: Oleta Ballman, Willis, brothers and sisters: Eddie and Clemen Miller, Fannie and Odena Miller, Nettie King, Alice Miller, Katie Troyer. Predeceased by: Joe E. Miller (husband). Congregational membership: Bonneyville Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 9, Griller Conservative Mennonite Church, by John F. Murray. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery.

Miller, Michael, 32, Mancos, Colo. Born: Dec. 27, 1963, Wichita, Kan., to Maurice and Marilyn Miller. Died: May 12, 1996, Durango, Colo., in a kayaking accident. Survivors-parents; sisters: Michelle, Monica; grandmother: Clara Kauffman. Memorial service: Boulder Mennonite Church, by Steve and Susan Ortman Goering.

Nice, Mamie F., 88, Souderton, Pa. Born: April 22, 1908, Hatfield, Pa., to Harvey H. and Katie C. Freed Derstein. Died: Aug. 19, 1996, Sellersville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors-children: Ralph D., Floyd D., Garret t D., John D., Pauline D. Price, Blanche D. Nyce, Linda D. Derstine; 29 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Garret t M. Nice (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 23, Souderton Mennonite Church, by David Greiser and Gerald Clemmer.

Slabaugh, Barbara Y Yoder, 83, Chesapeake, Va. Born: March 12, 1913, Chouteau, Okla., to Andrew and Sarah Yoder. Died: July 8, 1996. Survivors-children: Olin, Sharon Zook, Laura Zook; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph Slabaugh (husband). Congregational membership: Deep Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: July 11, Mount Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Marvin Stutzman.

Stalter, Mae Ethel Gnagey, 53, Bay Port, Mich. Born: Aug. 5, 1942, Pigeon, Mich., to Orie and Lawanda Mae Dutcher Gnagey. Died: July 27, 1996, in an automobile accident. Survivors-husband: Darwin Stalter; children: Pamela O'Neil, Paula Tucker, Rodney; brothers and sisters: Ronald and Roger Gnagey; Joyce Fil, Kathryn Seibel; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 31, Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, by Jay Miller and Luke Yoder.

Swartzendruber, Mabel M. Schrock, 80. Born: Jan. 29,1916, Tuleta, Tex., to Daniel and Ida Aeschliman Schrock. Died: May 17, 1996, Pigeon Mich., of cancer. Survivors- sisters: Leona Shetler Priscilla Schrock. Predeceased by: Harvey Swartzendruber (husband). Funeral: and burial: May 20, Pigeon River Mennonite Church, by Thomas Beachy and Luke Yoder.

Wortman, George E., 92: Belleville, Pa. Born: Sept. 21, 1903, Hickory Ridge Mich., to James A. and Nellie E. Conklin Wortman Died: July 31, 1996, Lewistown, Pa., of congestive, heart failure. Survivors-wife: Ruth Saner Wortman; children: Donna Louise Gilmore, Roberta E. Furst, Nellie R., James F.; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beulah Mayer Wortman (first wife). Congregational membership: Barrville Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial Aug. 3, Lost Creek Mennonite Church, by Gerald Peachey and Elam Glick.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 36 - September 10, 1996

Bergey, Lowell R., 54, Telford, Pa. Born: Nov. 11, 1941, Doylestown, Pa., to Harvey G. and Ruth D. Rush Bergey. Died: Aug. 12, 1996, Telford, Pa. Survivors-brothers: Harvey Dean, Paul Marlin, Sr. Funeral: Aug. 15, Franconia Mennonite Meeting house, by John M. Ehst and Steven E. Landis. Burial: Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.

Brubacher, Elias B., 77, Elmira, Ont. Born: July 25, 1918, Elmira, Ont., to Levi and Amanda Brubacher. Died: June 11, 1996, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-wife: Elizabeth Knarr Brubacher; children: Mary Kuepfer, Gladys Brubacher; brother and sisters: Amos, Linda, Susanna Weber; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 14, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale Bauman and Ruth Anne Laverty.

Brubacher, Salome Martin, 81, Elmira, Ont. Born: Aug. 14, 1914, Twp. of Peel, Ont., to Isaac and Sarah Sit tIer Martin. Died: June 7, 1996, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-husband: Ezra Brubacher; children: Glenn, Doris Brubacher, Ray, Paul, Fern Shantz, James, John; brothers and sisters: Noah, Milton, Irvin, and Melinda Martin, Sarah Horst, Mary Ann Bowman, Edna Weber; 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 10, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Ruth Anne Laverty and Dale Bauman.

Ebersole, Gladys E. Martin, 88, Chambersburg, Pa. Born: June 5, 1908, Sterling, Ill., to Henry E. and Clara Williams Martin. Died: Aug. 11, 1996, Chambersburg, Pa. Survivors-children: Clair E., Sarah Louise Diller; 7 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lehman Ebersole (husband). Funeral: Aug. 18, Menno Haven Chapel, by Jerry Roth. Burial: Chambersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Espander, Martha E. King, 76, Pueblo, Colo. Born: June 5, 1920, West Liberty, Ohio, to Amos Lester and Elsie Detweiler King. Died: Aug. 17, 1996, Pueblo, Colo. Survivors-brother and sister: Herman King, Helen Yousey . Predeceased by: Otto Espander (husband). Funeral: Aug. 20, Pueblo Mennonite Church, by David Foncannon. Burial: Mountain View Cemetery.

Good, Lu Ella Mae Conrad, 93, Eureka, Ill. Born: May 8, 1903, Wayland, Iowa, to Peter and Amelia Orendorf Conrad. Died: May 20, 1996, Eureka, 111. Survivors-children: Willard, Ellis, Violet Stalter, Dolorez Roth, Bernelle Kanagy, Leland, Loren; brother and sisters: Maynard Conrad, Wilda McGinnis, Elma Farvin. Predeceased by: Ivan S. Good (husband). Funeral: May 24, Dewey Mennonite Church, by Neil Houser. Burial: East Bend Memorial Gardens.

Miller, Dale Dallas, 71, Milford, Neb. Born: Dec. 22, 1924, Milford, Neb., to John and Lena Hauder Miller. Died: Aug. 16, 1996, Milford, Neb., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Betty Troyer Miller; children: Todd, Amy Bellefeuille, Layne; brothers and sisters: Earl, Roland, Vyral Vannoy; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Nancy Lee (daughter). Congregational membership Beth-El Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 19, Bellwood Mennonite Church, by John C. King. Burial: Blue Mound Cemetery.

Miller, Tom F., 85, Sugarcreek, Ohio. Born: May 4, 1911, Holmes County, Ohio, by John C. and Clara Zaugg Miller. Died: July 28, 1996, Millersburg, Ohio. Survivors-children: Phil, Rose Ressler; 2 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Mary Miller (wife). Funeral and burial: July 31, Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, by Ross A. Miller.

Naffziger, Phoebe Emma Schroeder, 71, Harper, Kan. Born: June 25, 1925, Newton, Kan., to David and Emma Flickner Schroeder. Died: June 29, 1996, Wichita, Kan. Survivors-husband: Roy Naffziger; children: Delaine Moncado, Martha Ediger , Ronda Gonzalez, Dorothy Cloud; brothers and sisters: Ralph and Lester Schroeder, Hulda Georing, Viola Stucky, Mable Schmidt; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 3, Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by Vernon Whitmore.

Peachey, Ruth E. Ackerman, 87, Belleville, Pa. Born: March 16, 1909, Hoboken, N.J., to Charles and Emily Pickerell Ackerman. Died: Aug. 19, 1996, Belleville, Pa. Survivors-children: Orpha Ellen Jean, James M. Kanagy. Predeceased by: Orrie G. Peachey (second husband) and Jacob Kanagy (first husband). Funeral: Aug. 23, Valley View Haven Chapel, by Phil Barr and Paul Bender. Burial: Allensville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Roth, Elsie Arlene Swartz, 58, Phoenix, Ariz. Born: June 27, 1938, Au Gres, Mich., to Roy and Katie Knepp Swartz. Died: Aug. 16, 1996, Phoenix, Ariz., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Leonard Roth; children: Karen Leichty, Ken; brothers and sisters: Ron, Dale, and Dewaine Swartz, Marilyn Joyce Miller; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 20, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Dennis Stauffer . Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery.

Weber, Adeline Martin, 91, Conestogo, Ont. Born: July 24, 1904, Twp. of Woolwich, Ont., to Henry B. and Lovina Bauman Martin. Died: June 20, 1996, Elmira, Ont. Survivors-children: Beatrice Snyder, George and John Weber; brother: Abner B. Martin; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Angus S. Weber (second husband), Amos S. Martin (first husband) and Walter Martin (son). Funeral and burial: June 23, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale Bauman and Ruth Anne Laverty.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 37 - September 17, 1996

Albrecht, Anna M. Maust, 92, Sarasota, Fla. Born: March 5, 1904, Somerset Co., Pa., to Joseph and Lydia Maust. Died: Aug. 9, 1996, Fort Wayne, Ind. Survivors-children: Marilyn Delagrange, Bertha Plank, Joyce, J. Kenneth, Willis, Cecil; brothers and sister: Joseph and Edward Maust, Barbara Esch; 14 grandchildren, 18 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Edwin Albrecht (husband). Funeral: Aug. 13, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop. Burial: Manasota Memorial Park.

Barg, Helen Dyck, 83, Winnipeg, Man. Born: Jan. 15, 1913, Russia. Died: July 30, 1996, of heart failure. Survivors-children: Benno, Werner, Fred, Paul, Philip, Else, Dorothy Neufeld, Mary Roberts; brother and sister: Dietrich Dyck, Margaret Bergen. Predeceased by: George Barg (husband). Funeral: Aug. 7, Duchess Mennonite Church, by Charles E. Ramer. Burial: Duchess Cemetery.

Beck, Fern, 56, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Dec. 21, 1939, Archbold, Ohio, to Harley and Frances Klopfenstein Beck. Died: Aug. 22, 1996, of cancer. Survivors-brothers and sisters: Charles, Donald, Vern, Arlene Zaerr. Funeral: Aug. 25, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman, Lois Hartman, Charles Gautsche, and Diane Zaerr. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Cressman, Clayton S., 70, Plattsville, Ont. Born: Nov. 2, 1925, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Omar and Mary Ann Shantz Cressman. Died: Aug. 21, 1996, Toronto, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Gladys Bauman Cressman; children: Richard, Ralph, Kevin, Christine; sister: Ethel Woolner; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 24, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk.

Kennel, Joseph A., 78, Albany, Ore. Born: Feb. 5, 1918, Albany, Ore., to Samuel and Kathryn Alliman Kennel. Died: Aug. 5, 1996, Albany, Ore., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Katie R. Kennel; children: Larry, Linda McCausland; sisters: Dorothy Ruby, Lola Roth; 2 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 10, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey and Clarence Gerig.

Landis, Katie Kreider Newcomer, 91, Lititz, Pa. Born: April 26, 1905, Lancaster Co., Pa., to John W. and Katie Huber Kreider Newcomer. Died: Aug. 15, 1996, Landis, Pa. Survivors-children: Elvin N ., Esther N. Landis, Mary K. Treis, Anna Mae Hummel; brother and sister: Amos K. Newcomer, Mary K. Hollinger; 11 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Noah 0. Landis (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 17, Landis Valley Mennonite Church, by J. D. Landis, John Landis, and Thomas Horst.

Miller, Pete V., 92, LaGrange, Ind. Born: July 31, 1904, Plain City, Ohio, to Valentine and Lizzie Witver Miller. Died: Aug. 24, 1996, LaGrange, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Mary C. Borntrager Miller; children: Sarah Marie Wengerd, Elizabeth Ellen Hershberger, Mary Alice Setty, Katie Irene Ott, Edna Mae Malott, Odessa Sue, Leroy, Paul, Lloyd; 34 grandchildren, 56 great-grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Plato Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 28, Shore Mennonite Church, by Richard Martin and Jerry Rodman.

Otto, Edward J., 74, Kokomo, Ind. Born: Sept. 9, 1921, Arthur, Ill., to Jerry and Elizabeth Mast Otto. Died: Aug. 4, 1996, Kokomo, Ind. Survivors-wife: Ida Mae Overholt Otto; sons: Jerry, Kenneth, Ronald; brothers and sister: Albert, Freeman, Simon, Fred, Jerry, Verna Chupp; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Laura Gingerich Otto (first wife). Congregational membership: Tourist Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 7, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by T. Lee Miller and Floyd Sneary.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 38 - September 24, 1996

Lehman, Rosa Viola, 83, Chesapeake, Va. Born: Dec. 27, 1912, McMinnville, Ore., to Emmanuel and Katie Beiler Troyer. Died: Aug. 22, 1996, Chesapeake, Va. Survivors-husband: Jacob R. Lehman; children: Kathryn Broadwater, Viola Dickerson, Elsie Miller, Paul, Harold, Jacob R. Jr., Mark, Robert; brothers and sisters: Ora, Levi, Paul, Emmanuel Jr., David, Edna Kramer, Martha Yoder; 22 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 26, Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, by Amos Esh, Harold Bergey, and Robert Mast.

Lengacher, George, 78, Grabill, Ind. Born: Feb. 3, 1918, Grabill, lnd., to Joseph and Anna Lengacher. Died: June 6, 1996, Grabill, Ind. Survivors-wife: Viola Gingerich Lengacher; children: Amanda Knepp Mullett, Elmer, Richard, Mark; 10 grandchildren, 2 step-grandchildren, 5 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: June 9, Central Mennonite Church, by Don Delagrange, Wayne Goldsmith, and Scott Wagoner. Burial: Yaggy Cemetery.

La, Sau Thi, 85, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Cantho, South Vietnam, to Pho La and Giau Thi Nguyen. Died: April 22, 1996, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors-son: Khanh Nguyen; 5 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Bach Thai (husband). Funeral and burial: April 24, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr .

Miller, Gertrude Lucille Marner, 89, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Oct. 19, 1906, Johnson County, Iowa, to Isaac and Mary Miller Marner. Died: Aug. 22, 1996, Kalona, Iowa, of a stroke. Survivors-son: Elwin Joe; sister: Leta Maust, half sisters: Elmarie Capper, Lola Marner, Anna Mae Marner; 4 grandchildren, 8 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph L. Miller (husband). Congregational membership: Washington Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 25, Peterseim Funeral Home, by Wayne Bohn. Burial: Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.

Price, Christopher Michael Graham, infant, South Bend, Ind. Born: Aug. 18, 1996, South Bend, Ind., to Thomas M. and Ann L. Graham Price. Died: Aug. 18, 1996. Survivors-parents; sister: Katherine Elizabeth Graham; grandparents: DeVon and Margaret Graham, Janet Price. Funeral: Aug. 22, Kern Road Mennonite Church, by David and Janice Yordy Sutter. Burial: Riverview Cemetery.

Schwartzentruber, Magdalena "Mattie" Wagler, 90, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Sept. 5, 1905, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Isaac and Catherine Litwiller Wagler. Died: Aug. 10, 1996, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors-husband: Elmer Schwartzentruber; children: Fern Erb, Mary Otterbein, Ruth Umble, Carol Joy Purves; sisters: Sarah Zehr, Vera Schulz; 11 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 14, Steinman Mennonite Church, by Scott Brubaker-Zehr, Herb Schultz, and Orland Gingerich.

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