An expanded obituary project of
MennObits. Includes additional information of obituaries
The Mennonite and other newspapers. Source of individual obituaries given with each record. Project managed by Thelma Martin.
2002 - R
Raber, Eli A.
May 14, 1929 - September 19, 2002
Eli A. Raber, 73, of Blackville, S.C. died Sept. 19, 2002. He was born in Holmes County to Andrew J.D. and KatieAnn (Yoder) Raber.
Surviving are his wife, Edna J. (Miller) Raber; daughters, Esther E. Williams of Summerville, S.C., Ina Sue Schrock of Barnwell, S.C., Melinda Kay Dice of Weyers Cave, Va., Martha Ruth Wagler of Washington, Ind., Mary Naomi Knepp of Myakka, Fla.; sons, Atlee E. Raber and David Wayne Raber, both of Blackville, S.C.; 17 grandchildren; stepsister, Mrs. Jacob Mast of Fresno; a brother, Melvin A.J. Raber of Walnut Creek and a stepbrother, Simon Yoder of Plain City.
Services were Sept 22, 2002 at Barnwell Mennonite Church. Burial will be at Calvary Fellowship Mennonite Church Cemetery in Healing Springs, S.C.
Raber, Levi J.D.
August 8, 1920 - October 3, 2002
Raber, Levi J.D., 82, of Millersburg, Ohio Oct. 3, 2002, at the Majora Lane Nursing Home, Millersburg, following and extended illness. He was born Aug. 8, 1920, in Becks Mills, Holmes County, to Jacob D. and Mattie (Miller) Raber and married Edna A. Troyer on Feb. 6, 1941. She died June 24, 1998.
Surviving are three children, Mrs. Floyd (Lydia) Yoder of Killbuck, Wayne L. Raber of Millersburg and Mrs. Ervin (Lucy) Miller of Millersburg; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Services will be Oct 6, 2002. at Grace Mennonite Church with the Rev. Robert Schrock officiating. Burial will be at Pleasant View Church Cemetery.
Husband of: Barbara Martin Reiff. Son of: late Eli N. and Anna B. Eberly Reiff
Member of: Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference)
Survivors: Sons: Alvin M. (Minerva Sensenig) Reiff, Isaac M. (Ruth Weaver) Reiff, Eli M. (Kathleen Martin) Reiff, all of Mifflinburg, Pa. and Laurence M. (Alma Martin) Reiff, John M. (Dorcas Burkholder) Reiff, both of Leola.
Daughters: Laura M. (John J.) Rissler of New Enterprise, Esther M. (Nelson) Martin of Greenwich, Ohio, Ruth M. Reiff, Barbara M. (Paul) Rissler of Leola, and Annetta M. (Aaron E.) Zimmerman of Owens, Wis. Grandchildren: 57. Great-grandchildren: 2
Brothers: David E. (Lydia Burkholder) Reiff of Ephrata, Pa., Aaron E. (Laura Zimmerman) Reiff of Millmount, and Ammon E. (Nora Zimmerman) Reiff of East Earl.
Sisters: Lena E. (Adam) Sauder of Penn Yan, NY, Ella E. (Harvey) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Anna E. (Lawrence) Ramer of Goshen, Ind.
Services: Tuesday, April 16, 2002 at residence, 9:00 a.m., with further services at Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church, West Earl Twp. at 9:30 a.m., with Bishop Ben Martin officiating. Burial followed in Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Cem., adjoining the church.
Original obituary may be obtained
Intelligencer Journal, Published Monday,
April 15, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
Surviving are a daughter, Robin A. (Dennis L.) Levan, and a son, Dale Rhoads, 3 grandchildren, a brother, Shirleye F. (Deanna) Marshall, and two sisters, Kay Foley, and Wanda L. (Rodney L.) Usner.
Memorial services were held December 24, 2002 at St. Paul United Methodist Church, Elizabethtown, PA with burial in Laurel Hill Memorial Gardens, Columbia, Lancaster Co., PA.
Submitted by: Peggy J. Reichard, Mountville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin
Born: 10-21-1948, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died:
12-12-2002, New Providence, Pa.
Husband of: Lydia Stoltzfus Riehl, who survives. Son of: Jacob M. & Elizabeth K. Fisher Riehl of Lancaster, Pa.
John was a retired farmer and member of Old Order Amish Church.
Survivors: In addition to his wife and Parents, sons, B. John, at home, Amos K. (Rebecca Blank) Riehl of Madisonburg, Pa., and
Benuel S. (Dora Zook) Riehl of Paradise, Pa. Daughters, Mary S. (Mervin) Stoltzfus of Narvon, Pa., Linda S. (Isaac) Fisher, Katie S. Riehl, Elizabeth S. Riehl and Ruth S. Riehl, all at home. Grandchildren: 11. Sisters, Fannie (Jacob) Lapp of Gap, Pa., Rebecca (David) Beiler, and Mary (Stephen) Petersheim, both of Narvon, Pa., Linda Riehl of Lancaster, Pa. Brothers, Abner (Anna) Riehl, and Moses (Ruth) Riehl, both of Strasburg, Pa. and Jacob (Lena) Riehl of Kinzers, Pa.
Services: From the late home, 154 Reston Rd., New Providence, Pa. on
Saturday at 10:00 am. Interment in Bunker Hill Amish Cem.,