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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  I to K

  JESS, Lester L.;   

JESS. - Lester L., son of Levi and Anna (Hostetler) Jess, was born May 15, 1928, near Arthur, Ill., died in his home Oct. 2, 1976, of cancer on the brain, at the age of 48 years, 4 months and 17 days. He was ordained deacon in the Old Order Amish Church of which he was a member. On Nov. 2, 1950, he was married to Katie Herschberger, living in matrimony 25 years and 11 months. He leaves to mourn his departure his deeply bereaved wife and four sons and four daughters: Mrs. Willis (Viola) Plank, Mrs. LaVern (Lorena) Hochstetler, and Elva, all of Arthur, Ill.; Elsie, Chris, Reuben, Ella Louise, and Glenn Ray, all at home, and eight grandchildren, also two brothers, Ervin and John, four sisters, Mrs. Henry (Gertrude) Schrock, Mrs. Ervin (Mattie) Yoder, Mrs. Reuben (Edna) Yoder, Mrs. Ura (Sarah) Herschberger, all of Arthur, Ill., area. He was preceded by his parents and one brother. Services were held on the home farm on Oct. 5, by Min. Allen M. Miller of Middlebury, Ind., and Min. Andy A. Herschberger of Kokomo, Ind. Burial in Yoder Cemetery southeast of Arthur. Ill.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, November 1976, p. 249
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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