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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.

 2001 - M

Martin, Ivan D. ; . . Martin, Joan M. ; . . Miller, Aaron P. ; . . Miller, Florence Helmuth Bleile ;   Morris, Hazel Irene Crawford ; . . Mosemann, Earl W. ; . .

Martin, Ivan D.
, 74, of Wayneboro, PA died March 9, 2001, at his home. Born Feb. 1, 1927, in Waynesboro, PA to Henry and Edna (Martin) Martin. His wife, Emma Hege Martin, whom he married July 26, 1947, survives.

He was a member of Salem Ridge Mennonite Church in Greencastle, Pa. He was a member of State Line Ruritan Club and National AARP and was associated with Northern Light Missions. He is survived by his wife Emma and five daughters, Charlene Marquiss of Greencastle, PA; Marlene Eckstine of State Line, PA; Linda Hott of Waynesboro, PA; Cindy Farrow of Shermans Dale, Pa., and Brenda Heisey of Osterburg, Pa.; two sisters, Lowe Mae Crider of Shippensburg, Pa., and Miriam Friezen of Staunton, Va.; three brothers, Vernon C. Martin of Atmore, Ala., Gerald W. Martin of Chambersburg and Aldine D. Martin of Greencastle; 20 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter and a great-grandson.

Services will be March 14, 2001 at Salem Ridge Mennonite Church, Pastor Joseph G. Martin, Rev. Phil Hott and Rev. Douglas Farrow will officiate. Burial will follow in Salem Ridge Cemetery, Greencastle, PA.

Source: Obituaries for 3/10/01 Hearld
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Martin, Joan M.

Born: 8-2-1953, Goodville, Lancaster Co., Pa.   Died: 6-11-2001, Stevens, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Wife of: Nelson M. Martin for 26 years.  Daughter of: Eugene H. and Grace M. Shirk Sauder of Denver, Pa.

Mother of: Janella J. Martin, at home, and Jennifer L. (Tyler) Weaver of Denver, Pa.; a son, Andrew S. of Denver. Sister: Donna (James H.) Mast of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa. Brothers: Robert L. Sauder of East Earl, Pa., and Jay (Lucinda Neff) Sauder, and Glen (Brenda Auker) Sauder, all of New Holland, Pa.

Joan was a member of Lichty Mennonite Church, Terre Hill, Pa.  She enjoyed sewing and camping with friends and family.

Services: Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Thurs. at 2:00 p.m. with Bishop Nelson L. Bowman, the Rev. Phillip Groff, and the Rev. Earl M. Sensenig officiating.  Interment to follow in Lichty Mennonite Cem., Terre Hill, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained
from the Intelligencer Journal, published  Wed.,
June 13, 2001, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Miller, Aaron P.

Born: 3-28-1917, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 6-4-2001, Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

Husband of: Mary Blank Miller, who survives.

Son of: The late Christ B. and Sarah Petersheim Miller.

Survived by: Sons, Christ (Rebecca Beiler) Miller, and David (Sylvia Beiler) Miller, both of Bird-In-Hand, Pa. Daughters: Amanda (Daniel) Esh, Jr., Elizabeth (Amos Z.) Glick, both of Bird-In-Hand, and Nancy (Benjamin) Lapp of Intercourse, Pa. Sisters: Rebecca Lapp of Gap, Pa. and Nancy (Ben) Kauffman Of Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

He was preceded in death by two sons, John and Aaron B. Miller. Aaron was a farm equipment dealer for Miller Repair of Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the Mervin Esh home, Gibbons Road, Bird-In-Hand, on Wed. at 9:00 a.m. standard time.  Interment Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, Published Wed.,
June 6, 2001, Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Miller, Florence Helmuth Bleile

Oct. 18,1930-Nov. 28, 2001

GOSHEN - Florence Miller-Bleile, 71, of 1425 Pembroke Circle died at 4:10
p.m. Wednesday (Nov. 28,2001) at St. Vincent's Hospital in Indianapolis. She had been ill since July.

Mrs. Bleile  was born to Levi H. and Anna (Gerber) Helmuth in Elkhart County on Oct. 18, 1930,and married Ervin Miller on June 1, 1951. He died on Aug. 5, 1999.

She married Gerald Bleile on July 21, 2001, in Nappanee and he survives.

Also surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Ken (Anna) Beachy of Nappanee; two sons, Lavone (Mary) Miller and Ervin E. (Regina) Miller, both of New Paris; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Don (Rita K.) Berger and Mrs. Edward (Marianne) Neufeldt of Wakarusa; nine grandchildren; eight stepgrandchildren; two stepgreat-grandchildren; and three sisters, Mrs. Edward (Laura) Yoder of Patridge, Kan., Mrs. Clarence (Mary) Shrock of Sedalia, Mo., and Mrs. Mahlon (Irene) Miller of Nappanee.

Two brothers, Joe and Christ Helmuth, preceded her in death.

Friends will be received from 6 to 8 p.m. today and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee Chapel. An hour of visitation will precede the funeral service at 3 p.m. Sunday at Nappanee Missionary Church. The graveside service will be at 9 a.m. Monday at Violett Cemetery. The Rev. Marvin Engbrecht and the Rev. Norm Reimer will officiate.

Mrs. Bleile was a homemaker and retired nursing assistant, a member of Nappanee Missionary Church and a volunteer at Oaklawn.

Likely from The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Morris, Hazel Irene Crawford
, 85, Fulks Run, VA died Aug. 21, 2001, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA. She had lived at Harrisonburg Health and Rehabilitation Center for the past three years. Mrs. Morris was born April 15, 1916, in Rockingham County, VA to Garfield and Hattie Dove Crawford. On Feb. 14, 1934, she married James "Jim" Morris, who died Oct. 19, 1978. She was a member of the Gospel Hill Mennonite Church.

Surviving are two daughters, Loretta Lam and Judy Showman, both of Fulks Run; one son, James "Bus" Morris, Fulks Run; two sisters, Ethel Morris, Fulks Run and Genevieve "Beat" Crawford, Farmville; three brothers, Robert Crawford, Fulks Run, Otis "Skip" Crawford, Harrisonburg, and Sherman "Buck" Crawford, Perrysburg, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

Funeral service was Aug 24, 2001 at the Gospel Hill Mennonite Church conducted by the Revs. Isaac Risser and Kenneth Horst. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Source: The Daily News Record
Harrisonburg, VA, Aug. 22, 2001
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Mosemann, Earl W.
July 2, 1918 - July 24, 2001

Earl W. Mosemann, 83, of Upper Frankford Township, Cumberland County, PA, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001 at Carlisle Regional Medical Center Carlisle, PA

Born July 2, 1918 in East Lampeter Township, a son of Philip and Ida Kreider Mosemann, he was a graduate of East Lampeter High School.

A retired painter, he operated his own business for many years.

He was a member of Blue Ridge Mennonite Church in Centerville, Pennsylvania and had preached within many Mennonite churches throughout the United States and Canada for more than 60 years.

Mr. Mosemann is survived by his wife of 57 years, Alta E. Metzler Mosemann; three sons, Joel M. of Woodbury, Tenn., James E. of Carlisle and David R. of Raymond, Alberta, Canada; two daughters, Barbara A. Mosemann of Elk Hart, Ind. and Carol J. Beachy of Mylo, N.D.; a brother, Clyde of Warfordsburg; a sister, Edna Greiner of North Manchester, Ind.; 28 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Swatara Mennonite Church, Myerstown, Lebanon Co., PA. Brother Lamar Sensenig will officiate at services. Burial will be in Mellinger's Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA

Source: Ewing Brothers Funeral Home, Carlisle, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

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