Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1997

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Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 39 - October 7, 1997

Bender, Louella M. Short, 77, Ravenna, Ohio. Born: Jan. 29, 1920, Archbold, Ohio, to John A. and Martha Wyse Short. Died: June 28, 1997, Ravenna, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors - children: Merlyn R., Nancy A. Slechta, Mary E. Yoder, Delores J. Yoder, Norma Jean, Sara L. Shoup, Sharon K. Shoup, Everett A.; sisters: Arlene Short, Zelma Seiler; 16 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Ralph E. Bender (husband). Funeral and burial: July 1, Aurora Mennonite Church, by Marlin Birkey.

Buskirk, Neil C., 77. Born: June 10, 1920, Vestaburg, Mich., to Royal and Sarah Martin Buskirk. Died: July 24, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Ethel Buskirk; children: Philip N., Anna, Shary Elkins, Sharon Guldner; brothers and sisters: Luke, Philip, Naomi E by, Esther, Ruth Smith, Joanna Babcock; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: July 27, Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church, by Paul Hershberger, Willard Martin, and Ezra Miller. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery .

Coffey, Samuel Robert "Sam", 68, Lyndhurst, Va. Born: Mar. 8, 1929, to Wallace C. and Martha Goode Coffey. Died: Aug. 12, 1997, Lyndhurst, Va., of Castleman's disease. Survivor-sister: Nellie Umbarger. Funeral: Aug. 15, Waynesboro Mennonite Church, by Stanlee D. Kauffman, Charles Ramsey, and William Hatter. Burial: Mountain Top Christian Church Cemetery.

Fly, Harold M., 76, Telford, Pa. Born: July 13, 1921, Souderton, Pa., to Joseph G. and Estella Metzger Fly. Died: Aug. 27, 1997, Sellersville, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - children: Carolyn Schantz, Maurice, Mark; brothers and sisters: Donald, Lawrence, Dorothy Frankenfield, Margaret Cressman; 11 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Predeceased by: Mary Landis Fly (wife). Funeral: Sept. 7, Franconia Mennonite Church, by John L. Derstine, Enos Martin, and Steven C. Nyce. Burial: Towamencin Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hartzler, Katie Lichty, 89, Hesston, Kan. Born: Nov. 3, 1907, to Noah and Rachel Shoemaker Lichty. Died: Sept. 14, 1997, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - husband: Roy E. Hartzler; children: Ruth Martin, Freda Friesen, Isabelle Blough, Mary Hartzler , David, Philip, Dwight; 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 19, Hesston, Kan. Burial: Eastlawn Cemetery.

Kratz, Mamie N. Moyer, 75, Souderton, Pa. Born: Dec. 29, 1921, Lower Salford Twp., Pa., to John Landis and Mary Nyce Moyer. Died: Aug. 31, 1997, Souderton, Pa., of uterine cancer. Survivors - children: Larry, Steven, Ruth Baker, Sharon Brunner; brother and sister: Horace Moyer, Anna Moyer Anders; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Elmer Kratz (husband) and John Philip (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 4, Perkiomenville Mennonite Church, by Charles A. Ness.

Lehman, Andrew K., 22, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 16, 1974, Elkhart, Ind., to John P. and Barbara Moyer Lehman. Died: Sept. 2, 1997, Orrville, Ohio, in a work-related accident. Survivors - grandmother: Mabel Lehman, stepgrandmother: Bertha Moyer; brother: Ben. Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 5, Kidron Mennonite Church, by Mary Nitzsche and Randy Keeler. Burial: Oak Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Martin, Lavina G. Martin, 85, Lititz, Pa. Born: July 17, 1912, Ocheyden, Iowa, to Elam and Lavina Gingerich Martin. Died: Aug. 31, 1997, Lititz, Pa. Survivors - husband: Charles H. Martin; sons: Clair M., C. Edwin, Melvin J., Vemon L.; brother and sisters: Ezra, Anna Zimmerman, Ellen Fox, Irene Martin, Vera Martin; 13 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 6, Erb Mennonite Church, by Lester Zimmerman, Michael S. Zimmerman, and Martin Nolt.

Mast, Gerald R., 80, Kokomo, Ind. Born: Apr. 24, 1917, Anderson, Ind., to Wiley and Janie Sommers Mast. Died: Sept. 4, 1997, Kokomo, Ind., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Lola Slabaugh Mast; children: Wanda Frey, Waneta Haarer, Joyce Golden, Weldon; 9 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 8, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Harold Mast and Lee Miller. Burial: Mast Cemetery .

Miller, Evelyn M. Shoemaker, 73, Hesston, Kan. Born: Aug. 23, 1923, Scottdale, Pa., to C.B. and Cora Miller Shoemaker. Died: July 12, 1997, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - children: Fred E., Joseph S., Charles N.; sister: J. Elizabeth Sember; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: C. Nevin Miller (husband). Funeral: July 15, Schowalter Villa Chapel, by Wallace Jantz. Memorial service: Aug. 12, Good Mennonite Church, by Russell Baer. Burial: Good Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stauffer, Barbara Holly Hoover Fretz, 92. Born: Apr. 2, 1905, Haldimand County, Ont., to William and Mary Etta Young Holly. Adopted by: Ervin and Phoebe Hallman Hoover. Died: Aug. 22, 1997, Hagersville, Ont. Survivors - children: Lorne, Paul, Joyce Buschert, Lois Evans; 14 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Howard Stauffer (second husband) and A. Lewis Fretz (first husband). Funeral: Aug. 24, Rainham Mennonite Church, by Catherine Hunsberger. Burial: Rainham Mennonite Lakeshore Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 40 - October 14, 1997

Baechler, Mildred Zehr, 70, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Jan. 7, 1927, Alden, N.Y., to John and Susan Gascho Zehr. Died: Sept. 7, 1997, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - husband: Ray Baechler; children: Barb Mayer, Kathy Musselman, Marcia Hart, Cindy Gingerich, Sheila Brown; stepchildren: Wayne, Roger, Richard, and Bruce Baechler; Carol Bender, Donna Kelterborn, Betty Scherer, Connie McNeil; brothers and sisters: Merrill and Carl Zehr, Violet Jantzi, Elsie Lyndaker, Dorothy Rohrer , Fern Coblentz; 26 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Roy Iutzi (first husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 10, Steinmann Mennonite Church, by Herb Schultz.

Bowman, Mary Ann Cressman, 93, St. Jacobs, Ont. Born: Mar. 10, 1904, St. Jacobs, Ont., to Daniel and Leah Cressman. Died: Aug. 30, 1997, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors-husband: Michael Bowman; children: Lorne, Leonard, Marvin, Dorothy; brother: Daniel Cressman; 12 grandchildren, 15 greatgrandchildren, one greatgreat-grandchild. Predeceased by: Clarence (infant son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 3, St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, by Harold Hildebrand Schlegel.

Esch, Anna Keller, 77, Lititz, Pa. Born: Sept. 30, 1919, Rothsville, Pa., to Wayne and Annie Strickler Keller. Died: June 16,1997, Lititz, Pa., of a heart attack. Survivors - husband: Vemon Esch; children: Lillian Martin, Doris Mellinger, Elizabeth Boyce, Vemon Jr., Sam; sister: Jennie Herr; 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: June 19, Ridgeview Mennonite Church, by Chester Kurtz, Ray Lapp, and Bob Petersheim.

Gingerich, Faith Cooley, 76, Goshen, Ind. Born: Aug. 6, 1921, Racine, Wash., to Raymond and Esther Mueler Cooley. Died: Sept. 14, 1997, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Philip Gingerich; children: Joan Morningstar, Susan Shetler, Amy Schrock, Paul, Stanley, Mark; brother and sisters: WeB Cooley, Hope Beach, Grace Rowin, Ruth Slaars; 18 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 16, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Shreiner and Terry Diener. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery.

Greaser, David Myron, 42, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Born: Mar. 6, 1955, Philadelphia, Pa., to Robert A. and Eva Godshall Greaser. Died: Aug. 29, 1997, Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Survivor-brother: Jonathan Garth. Funeral and burial: Sept. 7, Plains Mennonite Church, by Michael A. Meneses.

Lehman, Samuel E., 49, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 12, 1947, Chicago, Ill., to Earl S. and Areta G. Graber Lehman. Died: Aug. 31, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - mother; brothers and sister: Joseph, Jonathan, Benjamin, Esther Kawira. Congregational membership: Kern Road Mennonite Church. Graveside service: Sept. 6, Elkhart Prairie Cemetery, by David L. Sutter .

Leis, Robert "Bob" Wayne, 52, Tavistock, Ont. Born: May 24, 1945, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Mahlon and Marie Zehr Leis. Died: Aug. 21, 1997, Tavistock, Ont., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Judith L. Wilhelm Leis; sisters: Gloria Wettlaufer, Elaine Weicker. congregational membership: Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 24, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Julie Ellison.

McGinnis, Wilda Ruth Conrad, 80, Eureka, Ill. Born: Aug. 12, 1916, Noble, Iowa, to Peter and Amelia Orndorff Conrad. Died: June 21, 1997 , Eureka, III., of cancer. Survivors - children: Rozanna Barnes, Arlynn Baker, Violet I Graber, Marjorie Jantzen; brother and sister: Maynard Conrad, Elma Tarvin; 14 grandchildren, 27 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert L. McGinnis (husband) and Robert Jr. (son). Funeral: June 25, Congerville Mennonite Church, by Art Simpson. Burial: Hillcrest Memory Gardens.

Oswald, Daniel A., 85, Goshen, Ind. Born: May 9, 1912, Beefier, Neb., to William and Mat tie Erb Oswald. Died: Sept. 8, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Evelyn E. Martin; children: Betty Good, Debbie Hartzler, Tom, Art; brother and sister: Robert, Edna Halsey; 15 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren. Congregation al membership: North Goshen Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Sept. 12, Hopewell Mennonite Church, by John Murray and Art Smoker.

Roth, Reuben Z., 87, Tavistock, Ont. Born: Apr. 19, 1910, Pigeon, Mich., to Noah and Mary Zehr Roth. Died: May 20, 1997, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors - -children: Mary Jane Yantzi, Mae Anne Bender, Kenneth, Ronald, Paul; sister: Emma Lowe; 16 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Kathryn Bast Roth (wife). Congregational membership: Tavistock Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: May 23, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Darrel Toews and Julie Ellison.

Schrock, Harriet Martin, 77, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Apr. 17, 1920, Apple Creek, Ohio, to WaIter and Etta Martin. Died: Sept. 9, 1997, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Donald Schrock; children: Marilyn Finney, Diane Hertzler , Sharon Beechy, Janet Schoeder; brothers: Myron, WaIter Wilbur, and Ellis Martin; 11 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 11, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Norma Duerksen and Dennis Schmidt. Swartzentruber, Ray Edwin, 69, Waterloo, Ont. Born: Sept. 9, 1927, Petersburg, Ont., to Joseph and Barbara Yantzi Swartzentruber. Died: Aug. 30, 1997, Waterloo, Ont., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Jean Cressman Swartzentruber; children: Edward, Thomas, Corinne Allendorf; brothers: Omar , Lloyd; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 3, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.

Swartzentruber, Ray Edwin, 69, Waterloo, Ont. Born: Sept. 9, 1927, Petersburg, Ont., to Joseph and Barbara Yantzi Swartzentruber. Died: Aug. 30, 1997, Waterloo, Ont., of cancer. Survivers - wife: Jean Cressman Swartzentruber; children: Edward, Thomas, Corinne Allendorf; brothers: Omar, Lloyd; 4 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 3, Erb Street Mennonite Church, by Renee Sauder and Doug Snyder.

Weaver, Miriam Virginia Lehman, 75, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Aug. 28, 1922, Harrisonburg, Va., to Chester and Myra Stehmen Kendig Lehman. Died: Sept. 4, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va., of leukemia. Survivors - children: Kathleen W. Kurtz, Carol Ann Weaver Friesen, Dorothy Jean; brother and sisters: Robert C. Lehman, Esther K. Lehman, Dorothy L. Yoder; 3 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Melvin H. Weaver (husband). Congregational membership: Mount Clinton Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 7, Park View Mennonite Church, by Phil Kniss and Paul Kratz. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Whetzel, Perry Jesse, 83, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: July 14, 1914, Broadway, Va., to Michael and Elizabeth Taylor Whetzel. Died: Sept. 11, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va., of a brain aneurysm. Survivors - wife: Wilma Whitmer Whetzel; children: David Lee, Phyllis, Lois, Jimmie; brothers: Charlie, Raymond; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 6, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Beryl Jantzi and Sam Janzen. Burial: Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yeager, Ruth Weiss, 75, Boyertown, Pa. Born: Apr. 17, 1922, Bally, Pa., to John and Bertha Weiss. Died: Aug. 24, 1997, Phoenixville, Pa., of pneumonia. Survivors - children: Carol Twaddell, Gail Carmichael, Joan; 11 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Robert Yeager (husband). Funeral: Aug. 29, Boyertown Mennonite Church, by Nelson Shenk. Burial: Highland Memorial Park.

Yoder, Ina K. Kauffman, 67, Belleville, Pa. Born: Dec. 26, 1929, Belleville, Pa., to Alden J. and Sadie Hartzler Kauffman. Died: Sept. 3, 1997, Lewistown, Pa., of cancer. Survivors - husband: John S. Yoder; children: Philann Geiser, Sidney B. Yoder, Colleen Miller; brothers and sisters: Glenn D., Dean A., Dennis, and Gary Kauffman, Virginia Cherry, Betty Yoder, Fern Hartzler, Esther Kauffman; 7 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 7, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by lvan Yoder, Erie Renno, and Earl Yoder. Burial: Locust Grove Cemetery .

Yoder, Lanita F aye, 18, Millersburg, Ind. Born: Nov. 4, 1978, Goshen, Ind., to Larry D. and Loleta Miller Yoder. Died: Aug. 5, 1997, Millersburg, Ind., in an automobile accident. Survivors - brothers and sister: Lawrence, Lynford, Lisa Kitson. Funeral: Aug. 9, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Shreiner, Terry Diener, and Jim Chupp. Burial: Clinton Union Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 41 - October 21, 1997

Berkey, Wilbur, 87, Smithville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 4, 1909, Wooster, Ohio, to Joseph and Martha Berkey. Died: Sept. 8, 1997, Smithville, Ohio, of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Adeline Neuenschwander Berkey; children: Ted, Beth Hamman, Karen Steiner: brother and sisters: Roger, Margaret, Edith; 8 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 13, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Bill Detweiler, Norma Duerksen, and Dennis Schmidt.

Crossgrove, WaIter C., 81, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Oct. 14, 1915, Archbold, Ohio, to Charles and Mary Wyse Crossgrove. Died: Sept. 21, 1997, Archbold, Ohio, of cancer. Survivors - wife: Lucille Wyse Crossgrove; children: William, Rodney, Juliene Wise, Norma Reynolds; brothers and sisters: Ralph, Chauncey, Cora, Mary Schrock, Laura Baer; 9 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 24, Zion Mennonite Church, by Dee Swartz and Ron Guengerich. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery .

Egli, Lois Mae, 58, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Sept. 19, 1938, Hopedale, Ill., to John B. and Rosie M. Good Egli. Died: Sept. 18, 1997, Morton, III. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Arthur, Ivan, Lester, Glenn, Joe, Florence, Gladys Zehr. Funeral and burial: Sept. 20, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by Michael Knowles.

Hartzler, Katie Lichty, 89, Hesston, Kan. Born: Nov. 3, 1907, Floradale, Ont., to Noah and Rachel Shoemaker Lichty. Died: Sept. 14, 1997, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - husband: Roy Hartzler; children: David, Philip, Dwight, Ruth Martin, Freda Friesen, Isabelle Blough, Mary Hartzler; sister: Emmeline Kritz; 14 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Congregational membership: Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 19, Schowalter Villa, by Cheryl Hershberger

Miller, Harold Wright, 89, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Sept. 2, 1908, Linville, Va., to Leonard Wright and Lucy Yates Miller. Died: Sept. 14, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - wife: Gladys Fahrney Miller; children: Edith Ritchie, Alma Hottinger, Eva Glanzer; stepchildren: Betty F rye, Owen W. Fahrney Jr.; sisters: Frances Showalter, Evelyn Lahman, and Mildred Myers; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 2 stepgreatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Geneva Siever Miller (first wife). Funeral: Sept. 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by Harvey Yoder and Catherine Longenecker. Burial: Zion Cemetery.

Mellinger, Elta Mae Leinbach, 94, North Lima, Ohio. Born: May 27, 1903, North Lima, Ohio, to Henry and Ella Blosser Leinbach. Died: Sept. 16, 1997, Columbiana, Ohio. Survivors - children: Anna Mae Reese, Jean Steiner, Alice Kreidler, Eunice Schmucker; sister: Nola Swope; 11 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Port Mellinger (husband). Funeral: Sept. 19, North Lima Mennonite Church, by Robert Wengerd. Burial: Midway Cemetery.

Schmucker, Mildred L. Miller, 86, Louisville, Ohio. Born: Aug. 27, 1911, Harrisburg, Ohio, to Samuel and Mary Elizabeth Goldsmith Miller. Died: Sept. 18, 1997, Louisville, Ohio. Survivors - children: Lavern, Wanda Reusser; brothers and sisters: Forrest, Arthur, and Richard Miller, Florence Richard, Alice Miller; 5 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Eli J. Schmucker (husband). Congregational membership: Stoner Heights Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 20, Paquelet-Falk Funeral Home, by Gerry J. Vandeworp. Burial: Beech Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schwartzentruber, Lavina Wagler, 90, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Feb. 6,1907, South Easthope Twp., Ont., to Christian Z. and Veronica Schwartzentruber Wagler. Died: Sept. 5, 1997, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - children: Nelson, Elroy, Harold, Grace Schwartzentruber; brother and sisters: Kenneth, Alice Wagler, Lauretta Lichti; 17 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Solomon Schwartzentruber (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 8, Steinman Mennonite Church, by Herb Schultz.

Short, Kathryn M. Nofziger, 81, Archbold, Ohio. Born: July 6, 1916, Wauseon, Ohio, to Moses and Ida Nofzinger Nofziger. Died: Sept. 14, 1997, Toledo, Ohio, of a heart attack. Survivors - children: LaRue, Duane, Thomas, Mary Ellen Gaeddert, Marlene Nofziger, BeEtta Folk, Bonnie Short, Maragert Chirpich; brother and sisters: Daryl Nofziger, Ilva Grieser, Bernice Rufenacht; 25 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Glenferd D. Short (husband). Funeral: Sept. 17, Zion Mennonite Church, by Dee Swartz and Ron Guengerich. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery .

Yoder, Floyd, 82, Leola, Pa. Born: Aug. 17, 1915, Somerset, Pa., to Monroe and Amelia Yoder Yoder . Died: Sept. 21, 1997, Ephrata, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - wife: Anna M. Fisher Yoder; children: Sylvester, Richard, Sandra J. Yoder Beiler; brothers and sister: Ray, Norman, Alta Yoder Bender; 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Miriam Mae Beiler Yoder (first wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 24, Conestoga Mennonite Church, by Nathan Stoltzfus and Harvey Stoltzfus.


Gospel Herald - Volume 90, Number 42 - October 28, 1997

Baker, Robert I., 87, Albany, Ore. Born: Dec. 27, 1909, Nampa, Idaho, to Arthur and Retta Yant Baker. Died: Aug. 27, 1997, Albany,Ore., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Valera Burck Baker; children: Marilyn Leppke, Sharon Swartzendruber, Roberta Christner , Michael; sisters: Susan Nofziger, Shirley Norton; stepbrother: Wilbur Kennel; 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 29, Lebanon Mennonite Church, by Brent Kauffman and Louie Lehman. Burial: Twin Oaks Memorial Gardens.

Brunk, Franklin Rene, 48. Born: Apr. 24, 1949, Riverdale, Md., to Frank and Beatrice Hartman Brunk. Died: Sept. 20, 1997, Mt. Angel, Ore. Survivors - sisters: Susie Swartley, Jeannette Gingerich. Funeral and burial: Sept. 21, Zion Mennonite Church, by Richard Begier.

Damdouanthavong, Mcu, 69, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Feb. 5, 1928, Laos. Died: Sept. 24, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors - wife: Sisavath Damdouanthavong; son: Vandy Phonevieng; sister: Pane; 4 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Funeral: Sept. 27, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Mark Keller and Kathy Hochstedler. Burial: Weavers Mennonite Cemetery.

Davidhizar, Imogene Fay, 67, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Oct. 7, 1929, Elkhart County, Ind., to Otis and Mary Davidhizar. Died: Sept. 10, 1997, Wakarusa, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - brother and sisters: James, Eleanor Shoup, Nancy Parcell. Funeral: Sept. 9, Holdeman Mennonite Church, by David Heusinkveld, Vernard Guengerich, and Russell Krabill. Burial: Olive Cemetery.

Dekker, Sandra E. Miller Mentor, 61, Villa Park, Ill. Born: Nov. 20, 1935, Otsego, Mich., to Henry and Gladys Miller; adopted by Johannes Iversen. Died: Sept. 25, 1997, of ovarian cancer. Survivors - husband: Launcelot G. Dekker; children: Kenneth, Michael, Catherine, Christina; stepchildren. David, Marcia; brother: Jerry Lee Iversen; 12 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Thomas W. Mentor (first husband). Funeral: Lombard Mennonite Church, by Robert and Margareth Smith. Burial: White Pigeon Cemetery .

Hostetler, Grace Nusbaum, 97, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 23, 1899, Middlebury, Ind., to Amos and Anna Sunthimer Nusbaum. Died: Sept. 4, 1997, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - children: Delvin, Phillis Leasure, Jerry; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. predeceased by: Earl Hostetler (husband) and Don (son). congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 6, Miller Funeral Home, by Linford Martin and Jeff Kauffman. Burial: Forest Grove Cemetery.

Huber, Anna Mae Erb, 101, East Petersburg, Pa. Born: July 17, 1896, East Hempfield Twp., Pa., to Abraham and Anna G. Herr Erb. Died: Sept. 18, 1997, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - daughter: Anna Mae Lapp; foster daughter: Betty E. Kreider; sister: Mabel Nolt; 8 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Landis L. Huber. Funeral and burial: Sept. 22, East Petersburg Mennonite Church, by Karl Steffy, Don Augsburger, and John Shenk.

Kauffman, D. Leon, 84, Oxford, Pa. Born: Mar. 9, 1913, Gap, Pa., to David and Fannie Denlinger Kauffman. Died: Aug. 6, 1997, Oxford, Pa. Survivors - children: Rhoda D. Hamm, Janet E. Robinson, Dorothy E.; brothers and sister: Albert, Howard, Ellen Higgins; 8 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Anna Kauffman Kauffman (wife) and David C. (son). Funeral: Mar. 9, Maple Grove Mennonite Church, by Herman N. Glick and Enno E. Jurisson. Burial: Millwood Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Koch, Irene Miriam Roth, 83, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: Jan. 23, 1914, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Simeon and Celina Cressman Shantz. Died: Sept. 9, 1997, New Hamburg, Ont. Survivors - husband: Orton Koch; children: Doreen Houston, Enid Slabaugh, Lloyd, Phyllis Bishop, Rhoda Gingerich; sisters: Mary, Edna, Ferne, Audrey; 14 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 13, Wilmot Mennonite Church, by Glyn Jones.

Mayes, Charles R. Sr., 76, Hagerstown, Md. Born: Nov. 8, 1920, Shenandoah, Va., to Samuel A. and Etta Vott Mayes. Died: Sept. 28, 1997, Hagerstown, Md., of a heart attack. Survivors - children: Betsy Niswander, Charles Jr., Samuel A. 11; brother: Kenneth; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel C. Shaffer Mayes (wife). Congregational membership: Cedar Grove Mennonite Church. Funeral: Oct. 1, Minnich Funeral Home, by Nelson L. Martin. Burial: Rest Haven Cemetery .

Miller, Mary Katherine Bontreger, 67, Goshen, Ind. Born: Oct. 23, 1929, Middlebury, Ind., to Levi and Fannie Kaufman Bontreger. Died: Sept. 8, 1997, Goshen, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - daughters: Gloria Holub, LuAnn Baker; brothers and sister: Harold and Thomas Bontreger, Elizabeth Ann Bahr; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dennis J. Miller (husband). Congregational membership: Sunnyslope Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 11, First Mennonite Church, by Linford Martin. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery .

Nauman, Katherine Frances Shank, 78, Harrisonburg, Va. Born: Mar. 26, 1919, Broadway, Va., to Samuel A. and Kitty G. Shank. Died: Sept. 24, 1997, Harrisonburg, Va., of a stroke. Survivors - husband: Enos Nauman; children: Judi, Gerald; brothers and sister: Joseph and Stuart Shank, Lois Hertzler. Memorial service: Sept. 27, Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, by Beryl Jantzi and Sam Janzen. Burial: Lindale Mennonite Cemetery.

Schlegel, Emma Ruby, 85, Ailsa Craig, Ont. Born: May 9, 1913, East Zorra, Ont. Died: Sept. 19, 1997, Ailsa Craig, Ont. Survivors - children: Marilyn Gingerich, Ron, Jan Mueller, Ernie; brothers: Ben and Orlando Ruby; 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Wilfred Schlegel (husband) and Wayne (son). Memorial service and burial: Sept. 23, Nairn Mennonite Church, by Ephriam Gingerich.

Short, Melvin, 85, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Nov. 21, 1911, Archbold, Ohio, to Menno and Katie Lugbill Short. Died: Sept. 25, 1997, Wauseon, Ohio. Survivors - daughter: Sharon. Predeceased by: Mary Alice Mull Short (wife). Funeral: Sept. 28, Central Mennonite Church, by Wayne Pipkin, Dale Wyse, and Charles Gautsche. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Shoup, Orin Clark, 77, Dalton, Ohio. Born: Oct. 26, 1919, Mount Eaton, Ohio, to William Frank and Katie Baumgartner Shoup. Died: Sept. 17, 1997, Dalton, Ohio, of injuries from a farm tractor accident. Survivors - wife: Marie B. Stuter Shoup; children: Olin, Fayetta George, Ernest, David, Duane, Donald, Carol Curie, Darrel, Twila Lehman; brothers: Melvin, Clayton, Lloyd; 20 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 20, Martins Mennonite Church, by Randy Murray.

Steiner, Donald Lynn, 31, Goshen, Ind. Born: Sept. 30, 1965, Goshen, Ind., to Elno and Mabel Smeltzer Steiner. Died: Sept. 20, 1997, Goshen, Ind., of injuries from a train wreck. Survivors - brother and sisters: Charles, Carol Scheerer, Gloria Hood. Funeral: Sept. 23, Berkey Avenue Mennonite Church, by Carl Smeltzer, Walter Smeltzer, and lrvin Nussbaum (uncles). Burial: Olive Cemetery.

'l'royer, Urpha Mae McAtee, 96, Creston, Ohio. Born: Jan. 17, 1901, Wayne County, Ohio, to Samuel and Ellen McAfee. Died: July 29, 1997, Dalton, Ohio. Survivors - children: Don, Mae Yoder, Evelyn Gingerich, Pauline Yutzy; 13 grandchildren, 20 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry Troyer (husband), Judy Wade (daughter), and Lester (son). Congregational membership: Wooster Mennonite Church. Funeral: Aug. 2, Custer Funeral Home, by Sanford Oyer. Burial: Wooster Cemetery.

Zendt, Anna M., 86, Mifflintown, Pa. Born: Jan. 15, 1911, Juniata County, Pa., to Henry and Katie Musser Wert. Died: Aug. 10, 1997, Mifflintown, Pa. Survivors - husband: John H. Zendt; children: J. Allen, Mervin R., John H. Jr., Glenn W., Ethel M. Latta; brothers: Boyd M., Jacob M., Earl M.; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 14, Lost Creek Mennonite Church, by Gary L. Krabill.

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