Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1997

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Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 26 - July 1, 1997

Brenneman, Ruth E. Gingrich, 86, Albany, Ore. Born: Jan. 7,1911, Roseland, Neb., to Marshall and Jessie Hoylman Gingrich. Died: June 4, 1997, Albany, Ore. Survivors - sons: Gerald, DonaId, John; sisters: Della, Esther, Audrey, Doris; 11 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: John M. Brenneman (husband). Funeral: June 7, Albany Mennonite Church, by Lynn Miller. Burial: Williamette Memorial Park Mausoleum.

Clemens, Ada Z. Rittenhouse, 93, Harleysville, Pa. Born: Aug. 23, 1903, Towamencin Twp., Pa., to Jacob and Alice Ziegler Rittenhouse. Died: June 7, 1997, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - daughter: Marian R. Wile; brothers and sister: J. Warren and Jacob Z. Rittenhouse, Mary R. Fluck; 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 3 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Samuel L. Clemens (husband) and Evelyn R. Moyer (daughter). Funeral: June 11, Souderton Mennonite Homes' Chapel, by James C. Longacre, Willis A. Miller, and John L. Ruth. Burial: Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Gingerich, William, 84, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Dec. 3, 1912, Baden, Ont., to Moses and Magdalena Gerber Gingerich. Died: May 15, 1997, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - Viola Mayer Gingerich; children: Paul, Mary; sisters: Helena Zehr, Ruth Mayer; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 18, St. Agatha Mennonite Church, by Brent Kipfer, Victor Dorsch, and Steve Gerber.

Kennell, Elkanah G., 85, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: June 22, 1911, Wellesley, Ont., to Joseph and Annie Wagner Kennell. Died: May 23, 1997, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - daughter: Joan Wilms; 3 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Erb Kennell (wife) and Douglas (son). Funeral: May 26, Wellesley Mennonite Church, by Ray Martin. Burial: Maple View Mennonite Church Cemetery.

McConnell, Phyllis M. Robinson, 66, Altoona, Pa. Born: July 19, 1930, to Earl W. and Grace A. Campell Robinson. Died: May 18, 1997, of cancer. Survivors - husband: Roy J. McConnell; daughter: Kathleen L. Rimes; stepsons: Duane J., Stanlee D., Randell J.; 3 grandchildren, 10 stepgrandchildren, 5 stepgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eugene AlIen (stepson). Attended Mill Run Chapel. Funeral: May 22, Plank, Stitt, and Stevens Funeral Home. Burial: Carson Valley Cemetery.

Myers, Edna Mae Yothers, 78, Doylestown, Pa. Born: May 20, 1918, North Wales, Pa., to Harvey and Ida Kratz Yothers. Died: May 13, 1997, Doylestown, Pa., of heart and kidney failure. Survivors - children: David, Anna Marie, Ruth Elaine; sisters: Mildred Yothers, Laura Benner, Anna Kathryn Atkinson; 2 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 18, Perkasie Mennonite Church, by Vernon Myers, Craig Pelkey Landes, and Beth Ranck Yoder.


Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 27 - July 8, 1997


Burkholder, Laura Mae, 2 days, Stuarts Draft, Va. Born: June 11, 1997, Charlottesville, Va., to Shawn and Vicki Hostetter Burkholder. Died: June 13, 1997, Charlottesville, Va., premature birth. Graveside service: June 15, Springdale Mennonite Church Cemetery, by Mark R. Wenger.

Kraus, Ruth Smith, 77, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Nov. 24, 1919, Lima, Ohio, to Perry and Susanna Brenneman Smith. Died: June 7, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va., of leukemia. Survivors - husband: C. Norman Kraus; children: Yvonne Forman, Jo Anne Okamoto, John, Bonnie Connelly, Robert; sister: Clara Dangler; 8 grandchildren. Funeral: June 9, Park View Mennonite Church, by Phil Kniss and Shirlee K. Yoder. Burial: Warwick River Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Paff, Anna C., 83, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: July 1, 1913, North Easthope Twp., Ont., to John and Sarah Ehnes Paff. Died: June 1, 1997, St. Jacobs, Ont. Survivors - sister: Agnes Kaufman. Funeral: June 4, Wellesley Mennonite Church, by Ray Martin. Burial: Rush's Cemetery.

Rodgers, Audrey Lucille Gregory, 65, Dafter, Mich. Born: Feb. 21, 1931, Brutus, Mich., to Elias and Susannah Gehman Gregory. Died: Sept. 19, 1996, Petoseky, Mich., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Gerald Rodgers; children: Mark, James, Johan Markcum; brothers and sisters: John G. and William G. Gregory, Beulah Ihler, Mary Burkhart, Emma Newswanger, Fannie Snider, Barbara Snider; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 24, Maple River Mennonite Church, by Jim Gerber.

Roth, Curt, 74, Phoenix, Ariz. Born: Feb. 16, 1923, Milford, Neb., to John and Lydia Danner Roth. Died: Apr. 17, 1997, Phoenix, Ariz., of kidney failure. Survivors - wife: Imogene Oswald Roth; son: Dan; brother and sisters: Auris, Erna Bachman, Norverie Miller, Marcille Friesen; 3 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Bethany Bible Church. Funeral: Apr. 25, Camelback Sunset Chapel, by Dennis Stauffer. Memorial service: May 9, Milford Mennonite Church, by Robert Troyer. Burial: Veterans Cemetery.

Schlatter, Raymond "Bud," 83, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Oct. 27, 1913, Henry County, Iowa, to David and Sue Conrad Schlatter. Died: Apr. 21, 1997, Henry County, Iowa. Survivors - wife: Ruth Leighty Schlatter; children: Sue Richard, Sharon Wagler, Maribelle Lund. Lester; stepchildren: Irvin and Dallas Leichty, Elaine Canby; 12 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Vera Miller Schlatter (first wife). Congregational membership: Wayland Mennonite Church. Burial: Sugar Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schrock, Anna Magdalena Roth, 82, Halsey, Ore. Born: June 28, 1914, Wayland, Iowa, to Nicholas and Esta Reschley Roth. Died: May 31, 1997, Corvallis, Ore., of injuries from a traffic accident. Survivors - -children: Paul M., Esta Mast, Eunice Mast, Melva Anne Zook, Rhoda Mast, Jason B., Julia Torkelson, John L.; sister: Rachel Roth Stutzman; 57 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Melvin Schrock (husband). Congregational membership: Tangent Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 4, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Paul Zehr, Clayton Eveleth, and Wayne Miller. Burial: Alford Cemetery.

Sneary, Floyd, 54, Kokomo, Ind. Born: Jan. 18, 1943, Medicine Lodge, Kan., to George and Lillian E. Martin Sneary. Died: June 9, 1997, Kokomo, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Barbara F . Souders Sneary; children: Susan, Katharine, Wayne, Andrew; brother and sisters: Roy, Laura Newman, Marie Ruby, Nona Kummell, Eileen Bouton; one grandchild. Funeral: June 12, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Del Glick and T. Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery.

Stutzman, Harold Daniel, 75, Friend, Neb. Born: Sept. 3, 1921, Milford, Neb., to Harve and Jessie Schlegal Stutzman. Died: May 15, 1997, Friend, Neb., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Norma Johnson Stutzman; children: Gayle Nichols, Mark, Harve, David, Jack, Patti Stauffer, Lisa Wells; brothers and sisters: Gerald, Leroy, Betty Troyer, Mary Ann Hershberger, Dorothy Gifford; 23 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 19, Milford Mennonite Church, by Robert Troyer.

Varner, Ethel C. Sipe, 76, Davidsville, Pa. Born: Mar . 18, 1921, Johnstown, Pa., to Harvey L. and Abbie Zerfoss Sipe. Died: May 24, 1997, Johnstown, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivors - children: Ronald, Kenneth, Sondra Griffin, David; sister: Ora Dishong; 12 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: George B. Varner (husband) and Sandra Claar (daughter). Funeral: May 28, Carpenter Park Mennonite Church, by Marvin L. Kaufman and Steve Kriss III. Burial: Maple Spring Church of the Brethren Cemetery.

Zeager, Glenn So, 71, Lititz, Pa. Born: May 8, 1926, Elizabethtown, Pa., to Lehman and Parthene Steel Zeager . Died: June 14, 1997, Lititz, Pa. Survivors - wife: Florence Good Zeager; brother: Donald. Congregational membership; Lititz Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: June 18, Good Mennonite Church, by Lindsey Robinson, Dennis Ernest, Donald Good, and John H. Kraybill.

Zook, Anna K., 79. Born: May 14, 1918, Intercourse, Pa., to Isaac B. and Kathryn Wilhelm Lapp. Died: May 23, 1997, East Earl, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - children: Grant, Elwood, Leona Oberholtzer, Mary Kathryn Hess; sisters: Elsie Gouderault, Mary Neis; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Husband, Jacob B. Zook, died the same day. Funeral and burial: May 27, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus and Harvey Stoltzfus.

Zook, Jacob B., 80, East Earl, Pa. Born: Nov. 5, 1916, Talmadge, Pa., to Morris and Susan Beiler Zook. Died: May 23, 1997, East Earl, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - children: Grant, Elwood, Leona Oberholtzer, Mary Kathryn Hess; brothers and sisters: Morris, Omar, Nancy, Lydia Stoltzfus; 10 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Wife, Anna K. Zook, died the same day. Funeral and burial: May 27, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus and Harvey Stoltzfus.


Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 28 - July 15, 1997

Brunner, Mamie L. Koch, 93, Tremont, Ill. Born: Nov. 28, 1903, to Peter and Elizabeth Gerstner Koch. Died: June 21, 1997, East Peoria, Ill. Survivors - daughter: Joyce Frey; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: John W. Brunner (husband). Funeral: June 24, First Mennonite Church of Morton, by Doane Brubaker . Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery.

Dellinger, Helen Mae Ziegler, 93, Ephrata, Pa. Born: Apr. 14, 1904, Millersville, Pa., to Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Ziegler. Died: June 19, 1997, Ephrata, Pa. Survivors- son: Robert Kauffman; 3 grandchildren, one greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: WaIter M. Dellinger (second husband) and Paul Sandoe (first husband). Congregational membership: Charlotte Street Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 23, Gundel Funeral Home, by Leon Miller and Larry Wenger. Burial: Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery .

Detweiler, Florence D. Gehman, 97, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Sept. 16, 1899, Blooming Glen, Pa., to Allen and Sue Derstine Gehman. Died: June 14,1997, W. Rockhill Twp., Pa., of a myocardial infarction. Survivors-children: Verna G. Garges, Betty Jane Moyer, J. Clyde; 7 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ephraim M. Detweiler (husband) and Clifford (son). Funeral and burial: June 17, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Benjamin S. Stutzman.

Dixon, David Clem, 60, Philadelphia, Miss. Born: Oct. 22, 1936, Philadelphia, Miss., to Jim and Sarah Dixon. Died: June 2, 1997, Meridian, Miss., of cancer. Survivors - brother and sister: Linwood, Mabel Wilson. Funeral: June 6, Pearl River Mennonite Church, by D. Glenn Myers. Burial: Phillips Cemetery.

Egli, Chris R. Sr., 73, Metamora, Ill. Born: Oct. 13, 1923, Shelbyville, Ill., to Ruben and Matilla Eigsti Egli. Died: June 18, 1997. Survivors - wife: Fayetta Flynn Egli; children: Kathleen Lear, Randy, Chris R. Jr., Steve; brothers and sister: Ben, Glenn, John, Jeanette Viets; 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Christina (daughter). Funeral: June 23, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert Nolt and Christy Christner. Burial: Hickory Point Cemetery.

Fielitz, Gaylord D., 82, Archbold, Ohio. Born: J an. 17, 1915, Stryker, Ohio, to John and Verna Graber Fielitz. Died: June 18, 1997, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - children: Ron, Lynn, Susan Mathew; brothers and sister: Dale, Archie, John, Orpha Klopfenstein; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Martha Grieser Fielitz (wife). Funeral and burial: June 21, Lockport Mennonite Church, by AlIen G. Rutter.

Frank, Henry W ., 92, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Oct. 5, 1904,1' Manheim Twp., Pa., to Phares N. and Ellen Weidman Frank. Died: June 27, 1997, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: Richard, Donald, Mildred H. Groff; brother: Irvin W.; 11 grandchildren, 28 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Alverda Frank (wife). Funeral: June 30, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by A. Don Augsburger, Dorcas Martzall, and Elizabeth Nissley. Burial: Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery.

Graham, Ralph G., 86. Born: Oct. 21, 1910, Paradise Twp., Pa., to George Y. and Lot tie Althouse Graham. Died: June 16, 1997, Lancaster, Pa. Predeceased by: Kathryn Denlinger Graham (wife). Funeral: June 19, Kinzer Mennonite Church, by Roy Bucher, Paul Clark, Jay Meck, and John Thomas. Burial: Strasburg Mennonite Cemetery.

Grasse, Dennis J., 39, Edson, Alta. Born: Aug. 16, 1957 , Iowa City, Iowa, to Alvin and Ruth Grasse. Died: Apr. 16, 1997, Edson, Alta., of a heart attack. Survivors-wife: Janice Bowman Grasse; children: Todd, Beth Anne; parents; brother and sisters: Lowell, Carolyn Bachman, Marilyn Grasse-Brubaker, Susan Stinson, Mary Anne Owerko, Miriam Kunz. Congregational membership: Edson Mennonite Church. Funeral: Apr. 22, Royal Canadian Legion, by Bob Crosland. Burial: Edson Cemetery.

Horst, Louida Reitzel, 93, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: July 12, 1903, Waterloo County, Ont., to Addison and Barbara Koch Reitzel. Died: June 5, 1997, Stratford, Ont., of cancer. Predeceased by: Amos F. Horst (husband). Funeral and burial: June 8, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

King, Sanford L., 44, Coatesville, Pa. Born: Apr. 3, 1953, Coatesville, Pa., to John W. and Adeline Nafziger King. Died: June 17, 1997, Coatesville, Pa., of diabetes complications. Survivors - brother and sisters: Fred, Carolyn Runyon, Pat Schrock. Funeral and burial: June 20, Sandy Hill Mennonite I Church, by Omer E. King, Andy Leatherman, Melville Nafziger, and Clair Umble.

Knicely, Ruby Virginia Burkholder, 78, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: June 26,1918, Rockingham County, Va., to Herman and Annie Good Burkholder. Died: June 1, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - husband: Frank S. Knicely; son: Fred J.; brothers: Charles, William, and Franklin Burkholder; 3 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 3, Weavers Mennonite Church, by Joseph Shenk, Edith Shenk, and James Stauffer.

Landes, Wilson S., 87, Sellersville, Pa. Born: Feb. 11, 1910, Skippack Twp., Pa., to Henry T. and Lizzie Smith Landes. Died: June 14, 1997, Sellersville, Pa., of coronary artery disease. Survivors - wife: Esther K. Ruth Landes; daughters: Gladys Bruzas, Beatrice Ruth, Dorothy Stover, Elaine Weiler; brother and sister: Jonathan, Mae Krieble; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 4 step greatgrandchildren. Memorial service: June 23, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens and Benjamin S. Stutzman. Body donated for medical research.

Lehman, Kenneth, 88, Davidsville, Pa. Born: Aug. 15, 1908, Somerset County, Pa., to John J. and Bertha Rhodes Lehmam. Died: June 4, 1997, Davidsville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - children: Esther Souder, Erma Blough, Willard, Elmira David; brother: James; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Pearl Eash Lehman (wife). Funeral: June 7, Kaufman Mennonite Church, by Donald D. Sharp and Elvin Holsopple. Burial: Thomas Mennonite Cemetery.

Martin, Mary Ann Westfall, 99, Elmira, Ont. Born: Nov. 30, 1897, Woolwich Twp., Ont., to William and Catherine Sauder Westfall. Died: Apr. 15, 1997, Cambridge, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - children: Lucinda Bolger , Urias, Mary Ann Metzger, Nelson, Abner; stepchildren: Lorne, Inez Albrecht; 23 grandchildren, 35 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: David B. Martin (second husband) and Nelson Martin (first husband). Funeral and burial: Apr. 18, Elmira Mennonite Church, by Dale R. Bauman.

May, Carroll Benjamin, 51, Broadway, Va. Born: Feb. 4, 1946, Harrisonburg, Va., to David Lewis and Goldie Dove May. Died: June 22, 1997, Strasburg, Va. Survivor - brother: Gerald M. Funeral and burial: June 25, Zion Mennonite Church, by Richard Early and Harvey Yoder.

Neuschwander, Del Emry, 76, Harrisburg, Ore. Born: May 13, 1921, Harrisburg, Ore., to Emry and Lydia Neuschwander. Died: May 13, 1997, Harrisburg, Ore. Survivors - wife: Catherine Scheffel Neuschwander; children: Florence Ellen, Delene Gehrke, Duane, Leon, Noel, Galen; brother and sister: Loras, Merline Miller; 7 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Florence Kropf Neuschwander (first wife). Funeral and burial: May 16, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Al Burkey and Clarence Gerig.

Phenneger, Ethel Mae, 91, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Jan. 13, 1906, Salisburg Twp., Pa., to George and Susan M. Charles Phenneger. Died: May 26, 1997, Lancaster, Pa. Congregational membership: Charlotte Street Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 29, Lancaster Mennonite Home, by A. Don Augsburger. Burial: Hershey's Mennonite Cemetery.

Smith, J. Harold, 89, Asheville, N.C. Born: Mar. 24, 1908, West Liberty, Ohio, to J. B. and Lena Brukhart Smith. Died: June 17, 1997. Survivors - wife: Gertrude Smith; children: Harold R., Lynn E., Amy Dietz; sisters: Ruth Brunk, Mabel Brenneman, Evelyn Schlosser; 5 grandchildren. Memorial service: June 19, Givens Estates Retirement Community. Burial: Mt. Pleasant, Mich.

Zeager, Glenn S., 71, Lititz, Pa. Born: May 8, 1926, Elizabethtown, Pa., to Lehman and Parthene Steel Zeager. Died: June 14, 1997, Lititz, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Florence Good Zeager; brother: Donald. Congregational membership: Lititz Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: June 18, Good's Mennonite Church, by Lindsey Robinson, Dennis Ernest, Donald Good, and John Kraybill.


Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 29 - July 22, 1997

Richer, WaIter Henry, 87, Wauseon, Ohio. Born: Nov. 26, 1909, AlIen County, Ind., to Henry and Mary Aeschliman Richer. Died: June 24, 1997, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - wife: Alice Wyse Richer; children: Virgil, LaJane Yoder , Leonard, Ilene Nofziger, Shirley Martin; brother and sister: Willard, Florence Aeschliman; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 27, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Seiler, Sandra Kay Minnick, 55, Spencerville, Ind. Born: Sept. 1, 1941, Fort Wayne, Ind., to Bud and Gayle Amstutz Minnick. Died: June 26, 1997, Fort Wayne, Ind., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Ronald Seiler; children: Stacey Seiler Sexton, Terry; brother and sister: Gary Minnick, Ann Garren. Funeral: June 30, North Leo Mennonite Church, by Douglas J. Zehr and Charles DeSanto. Burial: Leo Cemetery .

Shenk, Lillie Mae Bowers, 93, Lititz, Pa. Born: Aug. 21, 1903, East Hempfield Twp., Pa., to Clayton and Annie Lane Bowers. Died: June 28, 1997, Lititz, Pa. Survivors - children: Ruth Landis, Romaine Miller, Joane Hershey, Roy, Harry Jr., Melvin; brother: Norman Bowers; 16 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harry K. Shenk (husband). Funeral: July 1, Landis Homes, by Donald Good, John B. Shenk, Eric B. Henderson, and Norman G. Shenk. Burial: Erisman Mennonite Cemetery.

Yoder, Danielle Linae, one hour, Belleville, Pa. Born: June 5, 1997, Lewistown, Pa., to Darren and Debbie Metzler Yoder. Died: June 5, 1997, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors - parents. Memorial service: June 8, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr and Wayne Kuhns. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery.

Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 30 - July 29, 1997

Bowman, Burton Lawrence, 81, Petersburg, Ont. Born: May 1, 1916, Waterloo, Ont., to Lloyd and Selina Block Bowman. Died: June 22, 1997, Tavistock, Ont. Survivors - children: Donald, Murray , Roger, Blossom, Vincent; brother and sister: Orville, Evelyn Reibling; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Verniece Holst Bowman (wife). Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: June 25, Mark Jutzi Funeral Home, by Dan Epp-Thiessen. Burial: Wilmot Centre Cemetery.

Clemens, Ernest Rittenhouse, 97, Lansdale, Pa. Born: Mar. 17, 1900, Hatfield, Pa., to Jacob C. and Hannah Rittenhouse Clemens. Died: July 3, 1997, Towamencin Twp., Pa. Survivors - wife: Lois Gunden Clemens; daughter: Pauline C. Fisher; brother: James R. Clemens; 2 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Clara Nice Ruth Clemens (first wife). Funeral and burial: July 7, Plains Mennonite Church, by Michael A. Meneses, John L. Ruth, and Daniel W. Lapp.

Ebersol, Sarah, 84, Stratford, Ont. Born: Aug. 16, 1912, Mornington Twp., Ont., to John R. and Mat tie Schmidt Ebersol. Died: July 4, 1997, Stratford, Ont. Funeral: July 8, Jutzi Funeral Home, by Glenn Zehr. Burial: Riverdale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Frey, Rebecca Jayne "Becky", 22, Millbank, Ont. Born: Apr. 23, 1975, Zaire, Africa, to Aden and Sheryl Metzger Frey. Died: July 4, 1997, Millbank, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - brother and sister: Matthew, Jessica. Funeral and burial: July 7, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr .

Gerber, Norman J., 69, Millbank, Ont. Born: Dec. 2, 1926, Wellesley, Ont., to Joseph J. and Violet Jantzi Gerber . Died: Oct. 12, 1996, Millbank, Ont. Survivors - wife: Madeliene Spenler Gerber; children: Glenn, Mark, Paul, Ross, Irene Ellis; sisters: Ruth Roth, Esther Sauder; 12 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Oct. 15, Riverdale Mennonite Church, by Glenn Zehr and Jacob Spenler.

Hershberger, Harold D., 87, Goshen, Ind. Born: Apr. 27, 1910, Garden City, Mo., to Daniel and Mary Kropf Hershberger. Died: June 11, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - -wife: Phebe Zook Hershberger; children: Florence Nussbaum, Dale, Dwight; 9 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral: June 14, College Mennonite Church, by Nancy Kauffmann and Terry Shue. Burial: Violet Cemetery .

Howe, Verna P., 74, Gap, Pa. Born: Apr. 12, 1923, Gap, Pa., to Harry H. and Sarah Slaymaker Howe. Died: June 7, 1997, Lancaster, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - brother and sister: Harold H., Hazel M. Funeral and burial: June 11, Old Road Mennonite Church, by Richard L. Buckwalter, J. Leroy Sheets, and Richard B. Buckwalter.

Litwiller, Dorothy Bachman, 73, Eureka, Ill. Born: Sept. 23, 1923, Secor, Ill., to Alvin P. and Martha A. Riehl Bachman. Died: June 26, 1997, Eureka, Ill. Survivors - husband: Allen E. Litwiller; children: Arnold, Jerrold, Judy Friesen, Arleta Litwiller-Craps; brother: Norman Bachman, 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 1, Roanoke Mennonite Church, by Rick Troyer and Elmer Wyse.

Rediger, Merle, 82, Milford, Neb. Born: Oct. 22, 1914, Milford, Neb., to Jacob and Lavina Hershberger Rediger . Died: July 6, 1997, Milford, Neb., of a brain tumor. Survivors - wife: Norma Stutzman Rediger; sons: Richard, Bob; brothers and sister: Sterling, Dallas, Ferman, Stanley, Verda Roth; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norma Stutzman Rediger (second wife), Erna Mae Eichelberger Rediger (first wife), and Linda K ay (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 9, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by Lloyd Gingerich and Cloy Roth.

Sherman, Romayne 0., 84, Goshen, Ind. Born: Jan. 30, 1913, Bristol, Ind., to Oliver and Sadie Yoder Sherman. Died: June 10, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - son: Robert; 4 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Ruth A. Bleile Sherman, (wife), and Gene and Dana (sons). Funeral: June 14, College Mennonite Church, by Nancy Kauffmann and Devon Schrock. Burial: Olive Cemetery.

Yoder, Ida E., 93, Millersburg, Ind. Born: Aug. 17, 1903, Goshen, Ind., to John and Amanda Miller Nisley. Died: July 5, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Eldon Miller, Elory Miller; stepdaughters: Katie Showalter, Susan Eash, Cora Schrock, Mary Kauffman, Martha Yutzy; stepbrother: Jerry Yoder; 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, 48 stepgrandchildren, 126 stepgreat-grandchildren, 111 stepgreat- great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Edward J. Yoder (second husband), Elmer E. Miller (first husband), Laure E. Mast (daughter), and Omer, Alta, Irma, and Chris Yoder (stepchildren). Funeral: July 7, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert Shreiner and Terry Diener. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery.

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