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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.

 1999 - M

Mast, Carolyn Schrock ; . .   Miller, Andrew S. (Bishop); . . Miller, Audrey Croninger;   Miller, Viola M. Short; . . Mills, M. Gloria; . .      


Mast, Carolyn Schrock
January 16, 1936-Oct. 5, 1999

ORRVILLE - Carolyn Mast, 63, 10565 East Lincoln Way, died Tuesday, Oct. 5. 1999, at her residencc, following a long illness.

Services will be Saturday at 11 a.m. at East Union Mennonite Church with the Revs. Ron Williams and Bill Detweiler officiating. Burial will be at the church cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 4-8 p.m. at East Union Mennonite Church or one hour prior to ser­vices at the church on Saturday.

Arrangements are being handled by Auble Funeral Home in Orrville.

She was born Jan. 16, 1936 in Sugarcreek to J. Albert and Ruth (Mast) Schrock and married Johnny P. Mast on June 28, 1953 in Walnut Creek. He survives.

She had been a resident of the area for the past 33 years and was formerly employed at Mast Lepley Silo and Martins Mennonite Church as a secretary. She was a co-owner along with her husband of Johnny's Nimrod RV Sales near Orrville.

She was a member of the Dove Christian Fellowship Church in Dalton and a member of the wor­ship team of the church.

Surviving in addition to her hus­band are sons and daughters-in-law, Don and Cheryl Mast of Smithville, Paul and Carol Mast of Orrville, daughters and sons-in-law. Diane and Brad Schmucker of Millersburg, Chris and Gary Indorf of Apple Creek and Michelle and Dave Brenneman of Orrville; nine grandchildren: brother and sister-in-law, Dale and Martha Schrock of Walnut Creek and a sister and brother-in-law, Lucie and Lowell Notziger of Wadsworth.

Her parents and two sisters, Doris Gerber and Lauretha Hersh­berger, died previously.

Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Lucie Schrock Nofziger, Wadsworth, OH

Miller, Andrew S. (Bishop)
, 71, of Buffalo Road, Mifflinburg, PA, died Friday, Oct. 8, 1999, at his home. Born on Jan. 6, 1928, in Middlebury, Elkhart County, Indiana, to Sam A. and Betsy (Fry) Miller. His wife, Susie (Mast) Miller, whom he married on Dec. 2, 1948, in Dover, Del., survives.

Also surviving are: children, Mrs. Dan J. (Martha A.) Nissley, Calverton, Va., Marvin A. Miller, Mifflinburg, Mervin A. Miller, Mifflinburg, Mrs. Joe G. (Leatha A.) Detweiler, Mifflinburg and Mrs. David Y. (Thelma A.) Zook, Middleburg; sisters and brothers, Mrs. Dan Y. (Sadie S.) Mast, Granton, Wis., Mrs. James (Clara A.) Thibodeau, Ellsworth, Maine, Mrs. Alvin W. (Esther S.) Miller, Catlett, Va., William S. Miller, Dover, Del., Sammie S. Miller, Dover, Del., Robert S. Miller, Catlett, Va., Johnnie S. Miller, McVeytown, Floyd S. Miller, New Castle, Va. and Raymond S. Miller, Catlett, Va.; 18 grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Ervin S. Miller. He was a member of the Vicksburg Amish-Mennonite Church, Mifflinburg, PA, and has served as a bishop of the church since 1985.

The funeral service will be held Monday Oct. 11, 2011 from the Vicksburg Amish-Mennonite Church, Mifflinburg, with Bishop Henry K. Fisher, David E. Esh and Rueben Esh, ministers of the Spring Garden Mennonite Church, Lancaster County, officiating. Interment will be in the Vicksburg Amish-Mennonite Cemetery, Buffalo Township. The James L. Schwartz Home for Funerals, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.

Source: Unknown
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Miller, Audrey Croninger

Audrey Miller, 79, Fairview, Mich., died in Fairview, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1999.

Born in Williams County, April 17, 1920, she was a daughter of Alvin and Magdalena Croninger.  In 1942 she married Earl Miller, who died in 1992.  She sttended Fairview Mennonite Church and Mio Assembly of God.
Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Mike (Earlene) Smith, Conyers, Ga.; three sons, Dean (Ardis) Miller and Mark (Rosanna) Miller, both of Fairview; Jim (Andrew) Smith, Bridgeport, Conn.; 12 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; three sisters, Genieve Boyers and Beatrice Rupp, both of Wauseon, and Gladys Hershiser, West Unity.

Services were Saturday, 10 a.m., Fairview Mennonite Church with burial in the Fairview Cemetery.

Obit: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 17 Nov 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Miller, Viola M.

Viola M. Miller, 82, Fayette, died Saturday, Sept. 18, 1999, at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, where she had resided since September, 1997.
Born Sept. 3, 1917, near Archbold, she was a daughter of John and Sarah (Short) Short.  She married John V. Miller on Jan. 30, 1938, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 1955.  She lived in the Fayette area for over 50 years, and worked as a cook at Camp Palmer, Fayette, and at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold.  She retired in 1981.  She also managed her home and farm.  She was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church.

Survivors include four sons, Rollin (Jean) Miller, Fayette; David (Naomi) Miller, Bluffton, Ohio; Calvin (Jany) Miller, Stockridge, Ga.; and Robert (Pamela) Miller, Springville, Ia.; two daughters, Mrs. Walter (Leanne) Smith, Raleigh, N.C.; and Mrs. Harlin (Susan) Balzer, Hesston, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Memorial services are today, Wednesday, 11:30 a.m. at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Allen Rutter, Mark Miller, and Wendy Miller, the officiating pastors.  Burial will precede the service in Lockport Cemetery. 
Obit: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 22 Sep 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann


Miller Tops At Fairlawn
Viola Mary (Short) Miller was recently honored as the Fairlawn Resident of the Month for June, 1998. 
She was born on September 3, 1917, the youngest child of John and Sarah Short. She and her five brothers grew up on her parent's farm, west of Archbold, on St. Rt. 2. Viola graduated from AHS in 1935.

She married John Miller on Jan. 30, 1938. They were wed by E. B. Frey in Viola's home; Glen Nofziger and Rosella Miller were their witnesses. The Millers raised their family of four sons and two daughters on a dairy farm, near Fayette.
The fifties were a hard decade for Viola. In August, John died suddenly from an accidental electrocution. A year later, her brother, Sylvan, died of a heart attack. Then, in 1957, Viola's parents-in-law were killed in a car-train accident.
With the help of family and friends, Viola and her six children stayed through it all on the farm. As her children grew older, Viola held several jobs away from home.  At first, she sold Bestline products; later, she worked as a cook at Camp Palmer and at Fairlawn Haven, in the kitchen and dining room. She also assisted with a Head Start program at Lockport Mennonite
Over the years, Viola's hobbies have included reading, art, sewing, embroidery, and gardening. She is also interested in people around the world, and, when her children lived in Jamaica and Bolivia, she traveled to see them.
Viola has been a member of Lockport Mennonite Church for over 60 years. At Fairlawn, she enjoys visiting with people and attending church services and Bible studies.

Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, Week of July 1, 1998
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Mills, M. Gloria
, 76, of New Cumberland, PA; died Oct. 5, 1999 at Hershey Medical Center. The widow of Thomas D. Mills Jr., she was a Christian and a member of Daughters of the American Revolution and New Cumberland Civic Club and a past member of the Harrisburg Civic Club and Art Association of Harrisburg.

Mrs. Mills is survived by a son, Thomas D. III of Hershey; a daughter, M. Barbara Kelley of Vienna, Va.; five grandchildren; two nieces; and a nephew.

Memorial service was Oct 10,1999 at Slate Hill Mennonite Church, with burial in Slate Hill Mennonite Cemetery Camp Hill, PA.

Source: Cumberlink
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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