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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.

 2001 - I to K

   Kennedy, Adele J. ; . .  Klopfenstein, Elsie M. ; . .   Kolb, Helen I. Clemmer ; . .

Kennedy, Adele J.

Adele J. Kennedy, 40, Wauseon, died Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2001, at Medical College of Ohio Hospital, Toledo, where she was a patient since June 12.
Born May 10, 1961, in Lowville, N.Y., she was a daughter of Lloyd and Minnie (Gerig) Chaffee, and married Mark Kennedy on Feb. 14, 1982. She lived most of her lifetime in the Wauseon area, and provided day care services. She had served as newsletter editor for MOPS, and was a member of the
West Clinton Mennonite Church, where she was active with Mennonite Women,
Surviving is her husband, Mark; one son, Matt Kennedy; one daughter, Samantha Kennedy, both at home; her mother, Minnie Chaffee, Wauseon; three sisters; Mrs. David (Twila) Stoltzfus, and Mrs. Larry (Betty) Sutter, both of Harrisonburg, Va., and Mrs. Vern (Elaine) Rupp, Wauseon.
Memorial services are today, Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the West Clinton Mennonite Church. James Roynon and Edward Diener are the officiating pastors. Burial will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 1 Aug 2001

Submitted by: Mona Mann

Klopfenstein, Elsie M

ARCHBOLD - Elsie M. Klopfenstein, 87, Archbold, died Saturday morning [Nov. 10,2001] at Heartland of Wauseon, where she had resided since Tuesday.

She was born Aug. 14, 1914, near Archbold, the daughter of Aaron and Mary (Short) Grieser. In 1937, she married Alton Klopfenstein, who survives. She worked for 20 years at Superior Carbon, West Unity, where she retired, and at the former Jim's Red and White. She was a member of Central Mennonite Church, near Archbold.

Also surviving are a son, Merle, Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Charles (Sharon) Lantz of Archbold and Mrs. Tom (Shirley) Nafziger, Hampton, S.C.; two sisters, Mrs. Isaac (Clela) Stoll and Mrs. Leonard (Lois) King, both of Archbold; and 15 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and two great-stepgrandchildren.

Preceding her in death were a son, Roger; two daughters, Linda Nafziger, and infant, Connie; a brother, Ernest Grieser; four sisters, Leora Nafziger, and Verna, Mable Ann and Ada Grieser.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church with Revs. Jeffrey Smith, Cliff Brubaker and Charles Gautsche officiating. Burial is an hour prior to services Tuesday in Pettisville Cemetery. Visitation is from 2-9 p.m. Monday in Short Funeral Home, Archbold.
 Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Kolb, Helen I. Clemmer
, 91, of spring City, PA., died July 31, 2001, in his residence. Born in Boyertown, PA to Harvey and Eva (Herbst) Clemmer. Her husband was Samuel G. Kolb. She lived in Spring City for more than 70 years, formerly of Barto. She was a long-term member of the Vincent Mennonite Church, Spring City. PA

Surviving are five daughters, Evelyn, wife of the late Robert Parson, of Oaks, Phyllis, wife of Clifford Miller, of Allen, MD, Wilma, wife of Stanley Keller, of Sellersville, Emily, wife of Alton Long, of Pottstown, and Gail, wife of James Alderfer of Telford; two sons, Linwood, huband of Alverda (Blank) Kolb, of Pottstown, and Russell, husband of Ruby (Poper) Kolb, of Spring City; a brother, Daniel Longacre, of Bally; 22 grandchildren; and 35 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her adopted parents, John S. and Anna Longacre; two sons, Wayne and Glenn; a great-grand-daughter, Esther Parson; and five brothers, Melvin Clemmer, Linwood Clemmer, Paul E. Longacre, John E. Longacre, and Arland Longacre.

Funeral service was August 3, 2001 at the Vincent Memmonite Church, Spring City, PA with Rev. H. Wesley Boyer, church pastor. Burial will be in Vincent Mennonite Church Cemetery, Spring City, PA.

Source: Phoenixville, PA - Phoenix 2001-8-1
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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