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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.

 2002  - M

Martin, Aaron W.; . . Martin, Arlin S.; . . Martin, Edith S.; . . Martin, LeRoy E. ; . . Martin, Moses H.; . . Martin, Raymond Clinton; . . Mast, Sadie Mae; . . Miller, Christian K.; . .Miller, Emma E.; . .  Miller, J. Kendig; . . Miller, Jacob, Jr. ; . . Miller, Lydia S.; . . Moyer, Pearl S. Styer; . . Mumma, John S.; . . Myers, Elmer S.; . .   

Martin, Aaron W.

Born: 9-20-1918, Narvon, Pa. Died: 8-25-2002, Lebanon, Pa.

Husband of: Mary S. Brubaker Martin, died 1995.   Son of: Elam K. and Lydia Weaver Martin.

Survivors: Sons, David B. (Irma) Martin of Rutledge, Mo., Leroy B. (Edith) Martin of Myerstown, Pa., Lloyd B. (Arlene) Martin of Jonestown, Pa., and Clarence B. (Anna Ruth) Martin of Bethel, Pa.  Daughters: Lydia B. Martin of Ephrata, Pa., Mabel B. (Melvin) Stauffer of Bethel, Pa., and Eva B. (James) Weaver, Grace B. Martin and Edna B. (William) Leinbach, all of Myerstown, Pa.  Grandchildren: 40.  Great-grandchildren: 84
Brothers: Alvin of Kutztown, Pa., Ammon of Mifflinburg, Pa. and Floyd of Barnett, Mo.

Sisters: Ellen Martin of Bowers, Elva Brubaker of Reamstown, Pa., Lydia Sensenig of Kutztown and Bertha (Elam) Leid of Shoemakersville, Pa.

Preceded in death by a daughter Vera, and a son, Paul.

Aaron was a retired farmer and a member of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

Services: Martindale (Frame) Mennonite Church, Martindale, Pa. on Thursday, August 29, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment in adjoining Cem.

Original Obituary may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Tuesday,
August 27, 2003, Lancaster, Pa

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Martin, Arlin S.  
Born: 7-29-1983, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., Pa. Died: 4-1-2002, Myerstown, Lebanon Co., Pa. Injuries in automobile accident

Son of: Ivan M. and Eleanor M. Brubaker Martin of Myerstown.

Member of: Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Myerstown, Pa.

Survivors: Sisters: Jennifer R. Martin, Jalissa D. Martin, Kelsey R. Martin. Brothers:  Anthony R. Martin, Shawn E. Martin

Burial: Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, Myerstown, Pa.

Origianl obituary can be found:
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
Published Wed., April 3, 2002, Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Martin, Edith S
Born: 9-8-1915, Goodville, Pa. Died: 11-23-2002, Lititz, Pa.

Wife of: Ezra M. Martin.  Daughter of: John P. and Anna Souder Witmer.

Survivors: Daughters, Anna Elaine Martin of Ephrata, Pa., Joanne L. Denlinger of Paradise, Pa. Sons, Clifford R. (Joyce Denlinger) Martin of Bird-In-Hand, Pa., Nelson E. (Mary Shertzer) Martin of Bethel, Pa., Gerald E. (Carolyn Hostetter) Martin and Rev. Stephen M. (Betty Brubaker) Martin, both of Ephrata, Pa., Gilbert N. (Sandy Ginder) Martin of Elizabethtown, Pa. and Calvin J. (Karalee White) Martin of Crawfordsville, Iowa.
Grandchildren: 18. Great-Grandchildren: 19. Sister, Ruth Good of Willow Street, Pa.

Preceded in death by brother Roy Witmer.

Edith was a member of Indiantown Mennonite Church, Ephrata, Pa.  She volunteered for the Mennonite Central Committee.

Services: Indiantown Mennnonite Church, 255 Indiantown Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Wed. at 10:30 a.m. with Bishop L. Keith Weaver, Rev. Jay Weaver, Rev. Paul Snader and Rev. John Snyder officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,

published Monday, Nov. 25, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Martin, LeRoy E.
May 10, 1930 - July 5, 2002

LeRoy E. Martin, 72, or 121 Ewell Road, East Earl,formerly of Coatesville, died of natural causes Friday at home.

A dairy farmer for many years in West Cain Township,he also worked as school bus driver from 1958 to 1970 for Krapf's Bus Service in Glenmoore. From 1988 to the present, he worked with Brightbill Bus Transportation for the Eastern Lacaster County District. He served as a West Cain Township supervisor from 1968 to 1974.

He was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, where he served as an usher for many year's.

He was also a member of Blue Ball Fire Company.

Born in New Holland, he was the son of the late Harvey H. and Margaret F. Esbenshade Martin. He was married 51 years to Mildred Weaver Martin.

Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Lee, married to Cathy Bewley Martin of New Holland; and Lew married to Deborah Livengood Martin of Gap; a daughter, Lynn, married to Lewis M. Good of Mohnton; 10 grandchildren; a sister, Alice E. Mat1in of Ephrata; and brothers, Elmer E., married to Grace Weaver Martin of Blue Ball; and Carl E., married to Arlene Snader Martin of New Holland.

Preceding him in death were two sisters, Irene E. Martin and Elva Martin: and a foster brother, Gene Gibson.

Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
FindAGrave # 102213618
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Martin, Moses H

Born: 12-1-1929, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.died: 11-13-2002, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: Vera Hoover Martin.  Son of: Moses E. and Mary Hursh Martin

Survivors: Sons, J. Scott (Patti A.) Martin of Brownstown, Pa., Keith H. (Melaine M.) Martin of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Daughters, Maureen M. (Linn) Barr of Lititz, Pa., Sharon (Rick) Lambertson of Ephrata, Pa., Julia H. (Steven J.) Schnute of Redford, Mich. Grandchildren: 16
Brothers, Theodore H. (Anna Mae Hoover) Martin of Ephrata, Pa. and  Thomas H. (Betty Garrison) Martin of Elizabethtown, Pa. 
Sisters, Lydia Jane (Amos H.) Martin of Lititz, Pa., Mary Elizabeth (Irvin H.) Nolt of Ephrata, Pa., Ruth Naomi Kurtz of Versailles, Mo., Emma Arlene (Henry H.) Lauver of Ephrata, Pa. and Mabel Susan (Glenn R.) Umberger of Myerstown, Pa.

Preceded in death by brothers, Paul, John Henry and Joseph; and three sisters, Margaret Martin, Sarah Ellen Weaver and Virginia Weaver.

Moses was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church.  He was a technician for 46 years for Dairy Herd Assoc. in Lancaster County.
He also was a poultry farmer and managed apartment buildings in Ephrata.

Services: Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 1228 Division Hwy, Ephrata, Pa. on Monday, November 18, 2002 at 2 p.m. with Rev Gerald Martin & Rev.
Glenn Sauder officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.  Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Home, Ephrata, Pa.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer,
Journal, published
Friday, November 15, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Martin, Raymond Clinton
, 88, of Menno Village, Chambersburg, PA formerly of Pinola, died Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002, in Chambersburg Hospital's emergency room. Born April 17, 1914, in Southampton Township, Franklin Co., PA, to Calvin and Alice Martin Martin.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Cora Hawbaker Martin, who died April 2, 1975. His second wife of 23 years, Helen Boll Martin.

He was a member of Rowe Mennonite Church, Shippensburg, PA. He served on the board of Orrstown Bank in Shippensburg for 36 years, the board of Menno Haven in Chambersburg for 31 years and the board of CROSS Inc. in Pinola.

He is survived by his second wife, Helen Boll Martin, a daughter, Rose Mary Keener of Hagerstown; five sons, R. Galen and Allen, both of Shippensburg, Eugene of Newburg, Guy of Lancaster and Dwight of Spring Run; four stepsons, James Boll of West Liberty, Ky., Marlin and Nelson Boll, both of Lititz, and Leon Boll of Mount Joy; a sister, Alice Mae Horst of Chambersburg; 51 grand children; 63 great-grandchildren; 17 step-grandchildren; and 21 step-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, a sister, a stepdaughter, a granddaughter, a step-grandson and a step-great-grandson.

Funeral services will be held Monday Dec 16, 2002 at Rowe Mennonite Church, Pastors Kenneth Wadel, John Horst and James Boll will officiate. Burial will be in the Rowe Cemetery, Shippensburg, PA,

Source: The Sentinal Carlisle, PA Saturday, December 14, 2002
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Mast, Sadie Mae

Born: 6-3-1916, Lancaster County, Pa.  Died: 11-11-2002, Snyder County, Pa.

Wife of: Jacob D. Mast of Richfield, Pa.  Daughter of: Late Isaac & Anna Mast Kurtz

Survivors: Besides husband, sons, Isaac S. of Fleetwood, Pa., David W. (Ruth Harnish) Mast of Oley, Pa. and James H. (Donna Sauder) Mast of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa.; daughters, Martha A. (Nathan I.) Eby of Robesonia, Pa., and Amanda L. (Timothy) Graybill of Richfield, Pa.
Grandchildren: 30 Great-grandchildren: 11.

Preceded in death by brothers, Norman and Henry Kurtz; sisters Edna and Amanda Kurtz; grandsons Caleb, died 1986 and Charles, who died 1999; daughter Sarha K. Mast Graybill, died 1999.

Services: Crossroads Mennonite Church, Richfield, Pa. on Thursday, November 14, 2002 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Timothy E. Lauver and Deacon Conrad L. Brubaker officiating.  Interment in Crossroads Brick Mennonite Cem., Richfield, Pa.

Sadie was a member of Crossroads Mennonite Church, Richfield, Pa.

Origianal obituary may be obtained from
 Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
Tuesday, November 12, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Miller, Christian K.

Lived at 636 Winter Hill Road, Strasburg, Pa. Born: 12-23-1926, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 4-16-2002,  General Hosp., Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Anna Mary Glick Miller for 41 years

Son of: The late John P. and Leah King Miller

Father of: David J. (Elizabeth Fisher) Miller, Christian K. (Katie Lantz) Miller, Jesse K (Anna Mary Flaud) Miller, all of Strasburg, Pa., John P. (Mary Stoltzfus) Miller of Quarryville, Ben A. at home; two daughters, Fannie (Reuben L.) Petersheim, and Ruth Ann (John F.) Petersheim, both of Quarryville, Pa.; 25 Grandchildren: three sisters, Lydia K. (Eli) Ebersol, Sadie K. (Michael) Esh of Strasburg and Rebecca K. (Leroy) Esch of Quarryville, Pa.

Preceded in death by: Brother Ephraim K. Miller.

The funeral was held on Friday, at 9:00 a.m. from the David K. Miller Residence, Stively Road, Strasburg, Pa. Interment followed In Bunker Hill Amish Cem., Strasburg, Pa.

Original obituary can be obtained from 
Intelligencer Journal, Published Thursday,
April 18, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Miller, Emma E
Born: 1-4-1901, Lancaster, Pa. Died: 6-25-2002, Willow Street, Pa.

Wife of: Abram C. Miller (10-1-1906/8-1986/SS# 180-05-5961).  Daughter of: Late Christian B. & Elizabeth Rohrer Landis

Survivors: Sons, Landis L. (Vera Hershey) Miller, Lester L., Abram L., all of Manheim, Pa., and James L. (Grace Ogburn) Miller of New Oxford, Pa. Daughter, Lois E. (Menno) Rissler of Missouri. Grandchildren: 10. Great-grandchildren: 42. Great-great-grandchildren: 6.

Emma was a homemaker and a member of White Oak Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.

Services: White Oak Mennonite Church, 2456 Newport Road, Manheim, Pa. on on Saturday, November 30, 2002, at 10:00 a.m. with Ministers David Sensenig, Donald Nolt, Earle Zimmerman and Jerry Kreider officiating.  Interment in East Petersburg Mennonite Cem., East Petersburg, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster  Intelligencer Journal,
Tuesday, November 26, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Miller, J. Kendig

Born: 3-20-1913, New Danville, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 12-22-2002, Lititz, Pa.

Husband of: Anna E. Leaman Miller, who survives.  Son of: Jacob U. and Lydia S. Kendig Miller.

Survivors: Son Glen (Lynn Brubaker) Miller of Lancaster, Pa. Grandsons: 2. 

He worked many years for PP&L Electric and then ran a Bed and Breakfast in his home. He was a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church, where he was a teacher and Sunday School Supervisor.

Services: Bethany Chapel, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz, Pa. on Friday at 10:00 a.m with Rev. Donald Good, Rev. Donald Sensenig, Rev. Luke Nolt, and Rev. John Leaman officiating.  Interment in Stumptown Mennonite Church Cem., Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Miller, Jacob, Jr.
February 10, 1941 - September 16, 2002

Miller, Jacob Jr., 61, of Fredericksburg, Ohio died Sept. 16, 2002, in the Emergency Room of Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg, Ohio from injuries sustained in a fall at his home. He was born Feb. 10, 1941, near Millersburg, to Jacob M. and Nancy (Hershberger) Miller and he married Dena Swartzentruber on April 5, 1962. She survives.

Surviving in addition to his wife are 11 children, Edward (Betty) Miller of Apple Creek, Marvin (Lisa) Miller of Spring Branch, Texas, Lorin (Ann) Miller of Orrville, Marlene (Mark) Brink of Massillon, Nolan Miller of Fredericksburg, Nila (Karl) Miller of Millersburg, Lois (Rick) Geiser of Ashland, Joseph (Kim) Miller of Millersburg, Nathan Miller of Fredericksburg, James (Deanna) Miller of Millersburg, and Renita (Chad) Spurlock of Orrville; 13 grandchildren; three sisters, Martha (Dan) Stutzman, Katie (Simon) Wengerd and Betty Miller, all of Fredericksburg; four brothers, Atlee (Fannie) Miller of Dalton, Mose (Katie) Miller of Fredericksburg, Roy (Elmina) Miller of Millersburg and Robert Miller of Millersburg.

Services were Sept 19, 2002. at the East Union Mennonite Church near Orrville, Ohio with Pastors Leonard Wenger and Delmar Falb officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Source: Wayne County, Ohio Obituary Collection - 2002 - 13
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

Miller, Lydia S.

Born: 1-12-1922, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.  Died: 4-11-2002, Bird-In-Hand, Lancaster County, Pa.

Daugher of: Jacob B. and Mary Stoltzfus Miller

Member of Old Order Amish Church

Survivors: Sisters Fannie King and Mary Beiler of Bird-In-Hand, Pa.

Preceded in death by: Sisters Katie Lapp, Annie Fisher and Rachel Fisher; three brothers, Samuel, Eli and John
Funeral: Funeral from the home, 2884 Miller Lane, Bird-In-Hand, Pa. followed by burial in Myers Amish Cemetery, Leola, Lancaster County, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Moyer, Pearl S. Styer
, 82, Souderton, Pa., formerly of Quakertown, died May 30, 2002, in Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa. She was the daughter of Edwin R. and Marion (Ruth) Styer. She was the wife of the late Pastor Lester K. Moyer.

She was a busy homemaker and supportive Pastor's wife. She was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa., where her late husband served as Pastor for many years. Survived by two sons, Dale S. of Jackson, Wyoming, Donald of Coopersburg, Pa.; three daughters, Rachel, wife of Richard Yoder of Coopersburg, Pa., Sharon, wife of Gerald Strite of Harrisonburg, Va., and Mary Jane, wife of Vernon Michael of Port Republic, Va.; a brother, Kermit Styer of Hatfield, Pa.; 15 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Funeral services was June 3, 2002 at Salem Mennonite Church, Quakertown, Pa. Interment was in Towmencin Mennonite Cemetery, Kulpsville, Pa.
Source: Miscellaneous Harrisonburg
Virginia Obituaries,

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Mumma, John S.,
Born: 12-19-1925, Elizabethtown, Lancaster Co., Pa.Died: 4-16-2002, Lancaster Regional Medical Center, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Ellen Buckwalter Mumma for 54 years

Son of: Clay B. and Lizzie Stern Mumma

Father of: Lolita J. Haverstick of Lancaster, John S. II (Crystal Ernest) Mumma of Elizabethtown, Pa., Karl B. of Lancaster, Pa.; 6 Grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers, Thomas S. (Doris Sweigart) Mumma, and Clay S. (Hilma Gebhard) Mumma, both of Elizabethtown; and 3 sisters, Jean E. (Harold) Hostetter of Columbia, Pa., Anne (Ernest) Lantz of Coatesville, Pa., and Pauline (Vernice) Begley of Tiskilwa, Ill.

Member of: Landisville Mennonite Church. Occupation: Charter Bus Driver for Conestoga Tours for 20 years

Burial: Rohrerstown Bare Mennonite Cem., Rohrerstown, Pa.

Original obituary can be located:
Intellingencer Journal, published Thursday,
April 18, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Myers, Elmer S.

Born: 2-20-1917, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 9-22-2002, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Emma Groff Myers.  Son of: Linton D. and Katie Stauffer Myers

Survivors: His wife.  Son, Walter E. of Landisville, Pa.  Daughter, Mary Jane of Landisville Pa.  Brothers, Paul L. (Polly Hoover) Myers, and J. Robert (Mildred Campbell) Myers, both of Lancaster, Pa. and Earl M. (Irene Kauffman) Myers and Lloyd D. (Shirley McCorkel) Myers, both of Denver, Pa. Sister, Alma M. (Norman) Brackbill of Ronks, Pa.

Preceded in death by: Brother, John Myers, and sisters, Anna Shelly, Esther Martin and Mabel Witmer.

Elmer was a dairy farmer most of his life.  He was a 50 year member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, serving in various positions.

Services: West Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes Retirement Community, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, Pa. on Wed. Sept. 25, 2002, with Rev. Joe Good and Rev. Randall Shull officiating.  Interment in Hernley Mennonite Cem., Manheim, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from:
 Intelligencer Journal, published Tuesday,
Sept. 24, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

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