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WEAVER, Elizabeth K.,
Born: 11-11-1908, West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 12-6-2002, Strasburg, Pa.
Daughter of: late Enos C. and Ella Kreider Harnish and late Barbara Harnish Barr.
Elizabeth tended a stand at Market for 49 years. She was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa.
Survivors: Sons, Robert H. (Norma Welk) Weaver of Lancaster, Pa., Richard H. (Bertha Wolf) Weaver of Strasburg, Pa.
Daughter, Dorothy Jane (Floyd W.) High of Ephrata, Pa. Grandchildren: 7 Great-Grandchildren: 10. Stepgreat-grandchildren: 3.
Brothers, Aaron K. (Florence Mylin) Harnish, Amos K. (Miriam Witmer) Harnish, both of Lancaster, Pa., Lloyd K. (Helen Thomas) Harnish, Parke K. (Kathryn Widders) Harnish, both of Willow Street, Pa. Sister, Esther M. Dagen of Lancaster, Pa.
Preceded in death by brothers, Clayton K. and Enos C. Harnish, and sister, Anna Mary Peifer.
Services: Strasburg Mennonite Church, 1514 Village Road, Strasburg, on Monday at 2 p.m. with Rev. John D. Meck and Deacon John W. Good, officiating. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
WEAVER, Paul R.
Born: 10-7-1921, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 4-14-2002, East Earl, Pa.
Husband of: Anne E. Gehman Weaver, died 1999. Son of: Late Ivan and Mary Rutt Weaver.
Paul was a member of Centerville Mennonite Church where he served as a minister. He was an electrician, having worked for Edgar H. Martin, Ephrata and Conestoga Wood Specialities in East Earl in maintenance Departments and stock room.
Sons, David G. (Orpha Byer) Weaver of Middlefield, Ohio, Dale G. (Dorothy Holt) Weaver of East Earl, Myron G. (Rachel Herr) Weaver of Reinholds, Pa.
Daughters, Joan G. (Clarence) Bange of Dover, Pa., Rhoda G. (Lewis) Strite of Glenfield, NY, and Miriam G. (Philip) Rudolph of Monterey, Tenn.
Grandchildren: 42. Great-grandchildren: 43.
Preceded in death by sister Arlene Kennel and brother, Mervin Weaver.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
Roy Weaver, 98, of Carlisle, [PA] died Tuesday, March 26, 2002,
in Harrisburg Hospital, [Harrisburg, PA]
Born Feb. 7, 1904, in Blair County,[PA] he was a son of the late Martin M. and Bertha A. Bookwalter Weaver and the widower of Leah Hertzler Weaver.
A farmer in York County,[PA] he was the oldest living member of Slate
Hill Mennonite Church. [His wife Leah died 1933, he rasied the 3 small
children & lived alone 69 yrs.]
Mr. Weaver is survived by a daughter, Bertha M. Martin of Mt. Joy, [PA]; two sons, Chester C. of Carlisle, [PA] and Harold H. of Massachusetts; a brother, Joseph of Carlisle,[PA]; a sister, Viola Weaver of Carlisle, [PA]; 13 grandchildren; 77 great-grandchildren; and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a.m. in Slate Hill
Mennonite Church, 1352 Slate Hill Road, Camp Hill, [PA] with Bishop
Paul W. Nisly, Bishop Harold Weaver Jr. and Chester Weaver Jr.
Burial will be in Slate Hill Cemetery, Lower Allen Township. Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday following services at the church.
Myers Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg, [PA] is in charge of the arrangements.
Born: 4-7-1908, Roseland, La. Died: 11-28-2002, Lititz, Pa.
Wife of: B. Franklin Weber (1-23-1906/2-7-1992). Daughter of:
Samuel E. and Katie Kornhaus Hostetter
Survivors: Daughters, Alice W. (John A.) Lapp of Akron, Pa., Sally (Kenneth) Horst of Meadow Vista, Calif., Joyce (Richard) Busch of Lititz, Pa.
Sons, Ben Michael Weber of Lititz, Pa., Samuel D. (Beth Eby) Weber of Wayne, Pa. Grandchildren: 9. Great-Grandchildren: 5
Preceded in death by: Brother, John J., Joseph, Samuel, Amos, and
David Hostetter. Sisters, Anna Alger, Mary Conner, Emma,
Ida and Norah Hostetter, Ada Hertzler, Edith Martin, Eva Stauffer.
Sarah was a member of Lititz Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School. She was a member of Farm Women Society 1.
Services: Lititz Mennonite Church, on Monday, Dec. 2, 2002, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Rodney Martin, Clair Hollinger, Jacob Frederick,
and Chaplain Don Good officiating. Burial: Hess Mennonite Cem., Lititz, Pa.
Born: 9-4-1981, Lancaster, Pa. Died: 10-11-2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Daughter of: Elmer H. and Anna W. Martin Wenger.
Marie was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, Manhiem, Lancaster Co., Pa. She died after a brief illness.
Survivors: Maternal grandmother: Emma N. Martin of Ephrata, Pa. Sisters, Susan M. (Ronald L.) Weaver of Richfield, Pa., Shirley M. (Phillip A.) Sandler of Osage, Iowa and Rachel M. (Matthew D.) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pa. Brothers, Lee M. (Elsa L. Hoover) Wenger and Dale M. (Sandra K. Martin) Wenger, both of Manheim, Pa.
Services: Clearview Mennonite Church, North Espenshade Road, Manhiem, Pa. on Wed., October 16, 2002, at 9:30 a.m. with Bishop Lester Martin, MIn. Raymond Hoover, and Min. Henry Horning officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Witmer, Fannie M. Myers
Sept. 7, 1914 - Feb. 26, 2002
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Fannie M. Witmer, 87, of 180 B Menno Village, and formerly of 1853 Edgar Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2002, at Menno Haven Nursing Home.
Born Sept. 7, 1914, in Franklin County, Pa., she was the daughter of the late David L. and Lydia Wadel Myers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence Witmer.
She was a self-employed private home housekeeper. Earlier, she worked at J. Schoeneman Co.
She was a member of Rowe Mennonite Church.
She is survived by one foster daughter, Margaret Diller of Shippensburg, Pa.; stepgrandchildren; stepgreat-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter and one brother.
Services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at Rowe Mennonite Church. Bishop Allen Martin and the Rev. John Horst will officiate. Burial will be in Old Rowe Cemetery, Southampton Township, Pa.
Visitation will be Saturday at 9 a.m. at the church.
Memorial donations may be made to Rowe Mennonite Church, 754 Pinola Road, Shippensburg, PA 17257.
Arrangements are by Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, Shippensburg.
Rochelle June Wyse, 16, Goshen, Ind. died Sunday, June 2, 2002, at Goshen General Hospital from injuries suffered in a car accident near Goshen. She moved to Goshen from Archbold in 1989.
Born March 6, 1986, to Sam and June (Short) Wyse, she was a sophomore, at Bethany Christian School, Goshen. A high school cheerleader, she was also a member of the volleyball arid softball teams, and a 4-H club member. Her memberships included Waterford Mennonite Church where she served on the Youth Council.
Survivors include her parents, Sam and June Wyse; one sister, Alyssa Ray, Raleigh, N.C.; one brother, Matthew (Kristin) Wyse, Dayton, Ohio; grandparents, Ruthann Short Oyer, Patricia and Charles Wyse, and step-grandfather, James Oyer, all of Archbold.
Service is 10 a.m. Friday in the church with calling today, Wednesday, 6-8 p.m. and Thursday, 2-4, and 6-8 p.m. Burial is in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.
Yoder, Amara Rose
September 24, 2002 - September 25, 2002
Yoder, Amara Rose, 1-day old daughter of Marvin and Brenda (Miller) Yoder, 10392 Sugarcreek, Ohio died Sept. 25, 2002, at Aultman Hospital in Canton. Ohio.
Surviving in addition to her parents, are sisters, Kammi Raquele and her twin, Kira Brooke, both of the home; grandparents, David and Mary Ann Miller Jr. of Millersburg and Fannie Yoder of Sugarcreek; and great-grandmother, Elizabeth Weaver of Holmesville
A private graveside service was Sept. 26, 2002at Christian Life Mennonite Church Cemetery in Beach City. Pastor Dan Mast will officiate.
Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Geib Funeral Home in Sugarcreek, OH
Yoder, Lester W.
September 10, 1927 - August 19, 2002
Yoder, Lester W. 74, of Baltic and formerly of Sugarcreek, Ohio, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2002, at his residence following a lengthy illness. He was born Sept. 10, 1927, in LaGrange, Ind. to William Yoder and Emma (Mullet) Yoder Miller. He married Minerva (Mullet) Yoder on Jan. 4, 1949. She died April 17, 1994. He married Nettie (Miller) Yoder on Dec. 16, 1996, and she survives.
Surviving in addition to his wife Nettie and sons, Robert Ray Yoder of Canton and Willis Edward (Susie) Yoder of Sugarcreek; daughters, Mrs. Owen (Louella Kay) Troyer of Holmesville and Mrs. Bruce (Kathy) Walker of New Philadelphia; brothers, Herman Yoder and Larry (Sara Ann) Yoder, both of Sugarcreek, Joe (Janet) Yoder of Millersburg and Bill Jr. (Mary) Yoder of Berlin; sister, Mrs. Roy L. (Fannie) Miller of Dundee; five grandchildren and one great-grandchild
Services were Aug 22, 2002 at Longenecker Mennonite Church in Winesburg with Pastor Glenn Coblentz officiating. Burial will be at Union Hill Cemetery.
Zeager, Russell S.
April 22, 1915 - October 31, 2002
Russell S. Zeager, 87, died Thursday evening October 31, 2002 at Rheems Nursing Center. He as born April 22, 1915 in West Donegal Township Lancaster Co., PA, he was the son of the late Paul L. Sr. and Mamie Lehman Zeager. He was married 62 years in September to Anna Mae Givens Zeager,
Rev. Zeager was the pastor of Strickler Mennonite Church in Middletown from 1947 until his retirement in 1993. He also worked at the family-owned Zeager's Sawmill and later for B&G Lumber in Elizabethtown. He enjoyed working on the family hunting cabin in Union County.
Surviving besides his wife are two sons, Lloyd of Lancaster and Samuel, married to Joy Zeager of Elizabethtown; four daughters, Mary, married to Melvin Sweikert of Lancaster, Miriam, married to Clifford Campos of Elizabethtown, Martha, married to Jay Greiner of Harrisburg, and Margaret, married to Marlin Kauffman of MifflintownHe was the oldest of 17 children. …
Funeral Services will be held November 9, 2002 at Strickler’s Mennonite Church,Middletown, PA, Burial will follow in Shope’s Mennonite Cemetery, Highspire, PA
Zimmerman, Enos N.
Born: 4-19-1934, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 8-20-2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Husband of: Hettie Wenger Zimmerman. Son of: Daniel and Minnie Nolt Zimmerman.
Survivors: Daughers, Esther, Ella and Elizabeth Zimmerman, at home.
Brothers: Adin of Millmont, Eli (Sarah Reif) Zimmerman of Liberty, Kent.
Sister: Leah (Milton) Brubaker of Millmont, Anna (Amos) Burkholder of Liberty, Nora Zimmerman of Ontario, Lena (Phares) Reiff of Vicksburg.
Preceded in death. His parents and sister, Edna Zimmerman
He was a member of Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa. Enos was a retired farmer. He died in Lancaster General Hosp.. Lancaster, Pa.
Services: Friday at 12/30 p.m. from his home, 111N. Farmersville Road, Ephrata, Pa. with further services at Groffdale Old Order Mennonite Church, with Bisop Titus Martin officiating. Burial in adjoining cemetery. The family is being served by Stradling Funeral Home, Akron, Pa.
Born: 11-12-1911, Churchtown, Pa. Died: 10-13-2002, Ephrata, Lancaster County, Pa.
Wife of: (1) Paul B. Nolt, died 1952 (2) Weaver S. Zimmerman. Daughter of: The late Amos and Magdalena Weaver Martin
Lydia was a homemaker and a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa. (Groffdale Conference)
Survivors: Sons, Raymond M. (Florence Kilmer) Nolt of New Holland, Pa., Irwin M. (Lena Mae Zimmerman) Nolt of East Earl and Norman M. (Lena Sensenig) Nolt of Mifflinburg, Pa. Daughters, Martha (Harvey N.) Hoover of Liberty, Ky., Esther (Edwin H.) Zimmerman of New Holland, Pa., Verna (John N.) Shirk of Leola, Pa., Almeta (Irvin M.) Sensenig of Shiloh, Ohio, Sue Etta (Paul H.) Garman of Martinsburg, and Ella Mae (Ervin M.) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pa. Grandchildren: 70. Great-grandchildren: 199. Stepsons: 6. Stepdaughters: 6. Sisters, Frances Hurst of East Earl, Pa., Annie Martin of Wakarusa, Ind. Emma Hoover of East Earl, Pa. and Minnie Weaver of Terre Hill, Pa. Brothers, Reuben Martin of New Holland, Pa., David Martin of Shippensburg, Pa and Amos L. Martin of East Earl.
Preceded in death: Daughter, Anna Mary Reiff and sisters, Katie Leinbach, Lizzie Reiff, Esther Horning, Magdalena Burkholder and Leah Burkholder.
Services: Wed. morning at 8:30 at 208 Cottage Ave., Terre Hill, Pa. with further services at Weaverland Mennonite Church at 9:00 a.m., with Bishop Ben F. Martin officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Family served by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, Pa.
Zimmerman, Magdalena "Maggie"
Born: 6-1-1946, New Holland, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 4-25-2002, Goshen, Indiana
Wife of: John S. Zimmerman
Daughter of: Paul and Anna Martin Martin of Wakarusa, Indiana
Survivors: Sons, Paul (Jill) Zimmerman, Glenn (Sue) Zimmerman, Mervin (Diane) Zimmerman, all of Wakarusa, Loren Zimmerman. Daughters, Karen Zimmerman and Zimmerman Zimmerman, both at home.
Sisters, Miriam (Allen) Nolt of Wakarusa, Emma Martin and Bertha (John) Martin, both of Goshen, and Anna Mary (Irvin) Weaver of Elkhart, Ind.
Brothers: Amos (Martha) Martin, Eugene (Ada Mae) Martin, both Of New Holland, Pa., Paul Ivan (Anna Mae) Martin of Wakarusa, Clarence (Grace) Martin of Snover, Mich., Alvin (Mary) Martin of Thorp, Wis., and John (Ina) Martin of Argos, Ind.
Preceded in death by a son, John Larry Zimmerman.
Member: Yellow Creek Old Order Mennonite Church. Maggie was a homemaker all her married life, and also sold produce.
Original Obituary may be obtained
Intelligencer Journal, Published Saturday,
April 27, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
Born: 3-5-1934, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 8-31-2002, Ephrata, Pa.
Husband of: Verna S. Sensenig Zimmerman. Son of: George N. and Mary E. Martin Zimmerman
Survivors: Sons, Kenneth (Sally Martin) Zimmerman, Leonard (Arlene Herr) Zimmerman, Lloyd (Marie Martin) Zimmerman, all of New Holland, Pa., Elvin (Joanne Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata. Daughters: Lorraine (Glenn) Snyder of Fleetwood, Pa., and Erla (Timothy) Martin of Lititz, Pa.
Grandchildren: 26. Brothers: Amos Z. (Marian Weaver) Zimmerman and Abram Z. (Gracetta Sensenig) Zimmerman, both of Myerstown, Pa., and Ammon Z. (Ruth Wise) Zimmerman of New Holland, Pa.. Sisters: Anna Lauver of Ephrata, Martha Weaver of Richland, Pa., Mary Martin of Fleetwood and Esther (Elmer) Zimmerman of Lebanon, Pa.
Preceded in death by: Sons, Clair, Leon and Eugene. Brothers, John Z. and Paul Z.
Titus owned Zimmerman Steel in New Holland, Pa. He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), Martindale, Pa.
Services: Fairmount Homes Farmcrest Chapel on Wed., at 9 a.m. and Further services at Martindale Mennonite Church at 9:30 a.m., with Bishop Amos G. Martin and Ministers Ivan B. Hurst and Amos K. Martin officiating. Interment will be in adjoining Cemetery. The family is being served by: Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, Pa.
Zook, Barbara, age 90 years
Born: Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 10-18-2002, Leola, Lancaster Co., Pa. Daughter of: John B. & Malinda Stoltzfus Zook
Survivors: Sisters, Rachel Zook, Leola, Pa., Mary (Tobias) Stoltzfus of Gap, Pa. Brother, Abner Zook of Leola, Pa.
Preceded in death by: Brothers Aaron and Henry Zook
Barbara was a member of Old Order Amish Church
Services: Funeral from the late home, 284 Zooks Lane Leola, Pa. on
Saturday, at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Myers Amish Cemetery, Leola,
Zook, Bena S.
Age 72 years. Born: East Lampeter Twp, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 8-12-2002, Leola, Lancaster County, Pa.
Daughter of: David B. and Fannie Stoltzfus Zook
Member of: Old Order Amish Church
Survivors: three sisters, Emma, Savilla & Katie Zook, all of Leola, Pa.; a stepsister, Barbara (Enos) Zook of Christiana, Pa.; a Brother, Samuel S. (Hannah Beiler) Zook of Lancaster, Pa.; and a stepbrother, John J. (Fannie Beiler) Fisher, of Ephrata, Pa.
Preceded in death by: Sister, Lavina Y. Zook; brothers, Isaac and Joel Zook; and sister, Rebecca Fisher
Services: Residence of Christ E. Stoltzfus, 31 E. Eby Road, Leola, Pa. at 9 a.m. Interment in Beiler Amish Cem., Ronks, Pa. Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, Pa., serving the family.
Original obituary may be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Tuesday,
August 13, 2002, Lancaster, Pa.
Zook, Levi L., SS# 166-66-2425
Born: 9-3-1968, Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 10-18-2002, Quarryville, Pa. after a 15 month illness
Husband of: Leah M. Ebersol Zook Son of: Daniel B. and Mary M. Fisher Zook of Ronks, Pa.
Survivors: Sons, Mervin, Jonathan, Daniel, Eli, Samuel. Paternal grandmother: Nancy B. Zook of Quarryville, Pa. Maternal grandfather: Levi L. Fisher of Gordonville, Pa. Brothers: Joshua (Linda Petersheim) Zook of Gordonville, Pa., Mervin (Catherine Beiler) Zook of Quarryville, Pa., Daniel (Ruthie Lapp) Zook of Quarryville, Pa., John Mark of Ronks, Pa. Sisters: Annie (Amos) Fisher of Hopkinsville, Ky., Naomi (Jonas) Smoker of Gordonville, Pa., Nancy (Levi J.) Stoltzfus of Peach Bottom, Pa., Rachel (Samuel) King of Lititz, Pa. and Mary (Aaron) Fisher Jr. of Ronks, Pa.
Levi was a self-employed woodworker and furniture maker. He was a member of Old Order Amish Church.
Services: Funeral from the Mose Glick residence, Eden Rd., Quarryville, Pa. on Monday, October 21, 2002, at 9:00 a.m.. Interment in Georgetown
Cemetery. Arrangements by Furman Funeral Home, Leola, Pa.
Born: 9-22-1944, Lancaster, Lancaster County, Pa. Died: 8-11-2002, Leola, Lancaster County, Pa.
Daughter of: David B. and Sallie D. Yoder Zook
Member of Old Order Amish Church
Survivors: Brother, John J. (Fannie Beiler) Zook of Ephrata, Pa., Stepbrother, Samuel S. (Hannah Beiler) Zook of Lancaster, Pa.,
Stepsisters, Emma and Savilla Zook, Katie and Bena Zook of Leola, Pa., and a sister, Barbara (Enos) Zook of Christiana, Pa.
Preceded in death by: brothers, Isaac and Joel Zook and a sister, Rebecca Beiler.
Services: Residence of Christ E. Stoltzfus, 31 E. Eby Rd, Leola, Pa. On Tuesday, 8-13-2003, at 11:00 a.m. Interment in Stoltzfus Cem. Furman Home for Funerals, Leola, Pa., serving the family
Glada C. Grieser
Glada C. Zuercher, 92, Archbold, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2002, at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, where she had resided since March 23, 2000.
Born Nov. 17, 1909, near Wauseon, she was a daughter of Albert and Priscilla (Vonier) Grieser. She married Albert Zuercher on April 8, 1937, and he preceded her in death on April 18, 1992.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she had been a custodian at the Archbold Area Schools, and with her husband was the custodian at the Central Mennonite Church. She was a member of Central Mennonite Church, rural Archbold.
Survivors include two sons, David (Becky) Zuercher, Berthoud, Colo., and Robert Zuercher , Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Dave (Annabelle) Kratz, Clarksville, Md., and Mrs. Glenn (Sharon) Bart, Aurora, Colo.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandsons; two brothers;
Kenneth Grieser, Evansport, and Wayne (Jane) Grieser, West Unity; two sisters, Edith Wyse and Rutheda Stuckey, both of Archbold.
Services are Friday, 11 a.m., at the church. Jeffrey Smith and Cliff Brubaker are the officiating pastors.
Burial follows in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 2-9 p.m. on Thursday.