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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.

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Rattanavong, Phouang ; . . Reiff, Emma S.;   Reiff, Jonas H.;   Reynolds, Elsie M. Rupp;  


Rattanavong, Phouang
(71)- March 2, 2001

Phouang Rattanavong, 71, of York died Friday, March 2, 2001 in York Hospital. A member of Slate Hill Mennonite Church in Lower Allen Township, she was the widow of Khoune Rattanavong.

Mrs. Rattanavong is survived by four sons, Boune Ome of Vir-ginia, Boune Some of Laos, Bounthanome of Lancaster and Thomsine of Texas; eight daughters, Vene Rattanavong of Laos, Nouane Rattanavong of York Springs, Phouphene Rattanavong of Virginia, Odene Rattanavong of Hawaii, Theo Rattanavong of Tennessee, Noui Rattanavong and Inthava Rattanavong, both of York, and Kongta Rattanavong of Delaware; 29 grandchildren: and many great-grandchildren.

Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in her church at 1352 Slate Hill Road. Camp Hill. Burial will be in Slate Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. today at Malpczzi Funeral Home, 8 Market Plaza Way, Mechanicsburg.

The Sentinel, Carlisle, Pennsylvania
03 Mar 2001, Sat,Page 6
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

REIFF, Emma S.

Age: 92 years.  Born: Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 6-27-2001, Leola, Pa.

Wife of: John Jacob Reiff, died 1975.  Daughter of: Samuel H. and Magdalena Sensenig Nolt.
Survivors: Son, Harvey N. (Verna Weaver) Reiff of Leola, Pa.  Daughters: Alta N. (Ephraim) Oberholtzer of Ephrata, Emma N. (Lloyd N.) Zimmerman of New Holland, and Esther N. Reiff of Leola, Pa.

Preceded in death by: Infant son, Norman Reiff: brothers, Phares, David and Samuel Nolt; sisters, Lena Newswanger and Lydia Zimmerman.

Emma was member of Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church.  She was a homemaker.

Services: From her residence, 57 Balmertown Road, Leola, Pa. on July 2, 2001, at 1 p.m., followed by further services at Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church at 1:30 p.m. with Bishop Ben Martin officiating.   Burial to follow in adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, Published Friday
June 29, 2001, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

REIFF, Jonas H.

SS# 215-56-7237   Born: 9-15-1910, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.   Died: 6-17-2001, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: Emma S. Garman Reiff, who died 1995.  Son of: Elam C. and Lizzie Martin Reiff.
Survivors: Sons, Paul G. (Arlene Horst) Reiff of Leola, Pa., Jonas G. (Emma Nolt) Reiff, Joe G. (Lydia Weaver) Reiff, Noah G. (Ruth Weaver) Reiff and James G. (Ella Reiff) Reiff, all of Ephrata, Pa. Titus G. (Mary Nolt) Reiff and Lester G. (Alice Musselman) Reiff, both of New Holland, Pa.. Roy G. (Dorothy Sensenig) Reiff of Stevens, Pa.  Daughter: Ella G. (Menno) Zimmerman of Leola, Pa.  Grandchildren: 45.  Great-Grandchildren: 70

Brothers: Edwin (Lena Sensenig) Reiff of Leola, Pa. and Ivan of  Akron, Pa.
Sisters: Susan Hoover and Mary Hoover, both of New Holland, and Martha Martin of Port Trevorton, Pa.

Preceded in death by: Son Clarence G. Reiff ; Brothers: Harry, Elam, Paul, Adam Reiff ; Sister: Lizzie Martin.

Jonas was a member of Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church.  He was a farmer.

Funeral Notice: Residence of  Noah G. Reiff, 334 S. Farmersville Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Thursday, June 21, 2001, at  9:00 a.m..  Further services At Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church with Bishop Ben Martin officiating.  Burial in adjoining Church Cem.
Original obituary can be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, Published Tuesday,
June 19, 2001, Lancaster Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Reynolds, Elsie M. Rupp

Elsie M. Reynolds, 89, Pettisville, died Sunday evening, Sept. 23, 2001, at Fairlawn Haven Nurs-  ing Home, Archbold, where she had resided since Jan. l5, 1991.
    Born Aug. 21, 1912, near Archbold, she was a daughter of Simon and Emma (Wyse) Rupp. She married Albert Reynolds on Dec. 16; 1937, and he preceded her in death on Jan. 31, 1991. A lifelong resident of the Archbold/Pettisville area, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the West Clinton Mennonite Church, near Pettisville.
    Surviving are three sons, Roger (Deb) Reynolds and Jerry (Janet) Reynolds, Pettisville; and Ron (Norma) Reynolds, Archbold; three daughters, Mrs. Verl (Shirley) Hochstedler, Kokomo. Ind.; Mrs. Larry (Marlene) Weaver, Pittsford, Mich.; and Mrs. John (Susie) Norrris, Pettisville; 25 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren. 
    Services are tomorrow, Thursday, 11 a.m. at the church.  Charles Gautsche and James Roynon will be the officiating pastors. Burial precedes in the Pettisville Cemetery.  Friends may call at the Fairlawn Chapel from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday.
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 26 Sep 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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