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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

1976  A to B

  BENDER, Lydia;   

BENDER. - Lydia, daughter of Samuel W, and Lovina (Swartzendruber) Bender. was born Mar. 18, 1892, north of Wellman; Iowa. Her family moved to Illinois in 1896, where they lived until 1906, when they moved to Thomas, Okla., where they lived until 1937 when they moved back to the Kalona area and lived with the Enos C. Swartzentruber family until the death of her sister (Mrs. Enos C. Swartzentruber) in Jan. 1973, since then she had been in various homes. Lydia passed away April 15, 1976, in the Earl J. Beachy home where she had been staying 15 months or more, at the age of 84 years, and 27 days. In her youth she united with O. O. Amish Church remaining faithful un-til death. Death was caused by pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in the lung). Sur-viving are one sister, Mrs. Mose W. (Bar-bara) Yoder of Nappanee, Ind., and two brothers, George S. and Chriss S. Bender, both of Kalona, Iowa, and a number of nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and two sisters. Services were held in the Earl J. Beachy home on April 17, by Pre. Tobias J. Miller and Bish. Jonas J. Beachy, burial in Peter Miller Cemetery northeast of Kalona, Iowa.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, May 1976, p. 105
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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