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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.

 2003 -  G

  Garber, Leroy E.;    Gerber, Edwin I.;   Gerlach, Ellen M.;   Glick, Moses B.;   Good, Charles S.;   Graber, Lena;  

Garber, Leroy E.

June 30,1922-March 21, 2003

GOSHEN - Leroy E. Garber, 80, of 1508 Kingston Court, died at 7 p.m. Friday (March 21, 2003) in Spectrum Hospital in Grand Rapids.  He was born June 30, 1922, in Brutus, Mich., to Leander and Anna (Leinbach) Garber. He married Laura J. Yoder on Jan. 1, 1950, in Nappanee.   

She survives with one daughter, Mary Beth "Betsy" Garber of Seabrook, Texas; two sons, Donald W (Connie) Garber of Goshen, and Gerald L. (Janet) Garber of Harbor Springs, Mich.; three sisters, Dorcas E Snyder, Mrs. John (Violet) Kaufman and Cora Askren, all of Goshen; one brother, Verlin L. "Lin" Garber of Boston; one half-brother, EtriI J. (Wilma) Leinbach of Goshen; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Three sisters, Lovina C. Hershberger, Myrtle P Shaum and Hazel M. Toney, are deceased.

Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Monday at the Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church. The Revs. Mel Shetler and Gary Miller, both of the Maple City Chapel, will officiate. Burial will be in Yellow Creek Mennonite Cemetery.

Mr. Garber's family moved to Elkhart County when he was 2 years old. During World War II, he served in the Civilian Public Service Corps in South Dakota and Florida and on a cattle boat to Gdansk, Poland. In 1958, he and his family moved to the northern tip of Lower Michigan to help with a new congregation. They were active members of Stutsmanville Chapel for nearly 40 years. He and Mrs. Garber moved back to Goshen in 1997.

He was a 1940 graduate of New Paris High School. He received a bachelor's degree in education from Goshen College in 1960 and a master's degree from Florida State University in 1968. He was an elementary school teacher in Pellston, Mich., for two years and in Harbor Spring, Mich., for 23 years.

Mr. Garber was a member of Maple City Chapel, where he was an elder and secretary of Men for Missions International Service.

Source: The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
March 2003
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gerber, Edwin I., 95, of Bluffton, OH died March 15, 2003 at Bluffton, Allen Co., OH.  He was born November 10, 1907 at Kidron, Wayne Co., OH  to E.P. & Sarah (Sommer) Gerber.  On November 10, 1935 he was married to Alice Bucher, who is deceased.

Surviving is a son, Ralph (Melba) Gerber,Bluffton, OH,  3 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are siblings: Oren Gerber, Kidron,OH, Glenford Gerber,Kidron,OH(half-brother) Ann Miller, Kidron,OH, & Melva Gerber, Kidron, OH(half-sister).

Predeceased by siblings: Clayton; Wayne(half-brothers), Dora Amstutz, Lila Gerber, and Delvin Gerber.

The funeral was held March 18, 2003 at Chiles & Sons-Laman Funeral Home, Bluffton, Allen Co., OH with burial in Ebenezer Mennonite Bluffton, Allen Co., OH.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Dale Hochstettler, Midland, MI
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

GERLACH, Ellen M., SS# 188-30-8812 Born: 4-17-1936, Mountville, Pa. Died: 11-18-2003, Lancaster, Pa.

Daughter of: Late Claude M. and Nora N. Millhouse Gerlach

Survivors: Brothers, JOhn D. (Mary Jane Harnish) Gerlach, of Landisville, Pa. and Robert L. (Midge Graybill) Gerlach of Washington Boro, Pa.

Preceded in death by: Brother C. Eugene Gerlach

Ellen was a member of Mountville Mennonite Church, Mountville, Pa. She worked for former Reilly Brothers & Raub and Herr and Company.

Services: Mountville Mennonite Church, 205 Froelich Ave., Mountville, Pa. on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2003, at 2:00 pm with Rev. Raymond E. Reitz and Rev. Philip Shertzer officiating. Interment in Mountville Brethren Cem.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published,
Nov. 19, 2003, Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by Peggy Reichard

GLICK, Moses B., SS# 195-34-9850

Born: 1-6-1936, Lancaster, Pa.  Died: 5-23-2003, Quarryville, Pa.

Husband of: Sarah S. Lapp Glick, who survives.  Son of: Jacob S. Glick of Quarryville, and late Sarah Stoltzfus Glick.

Survivors: Sons, John L. (Fannie Esh) Glick, Samuel L. (Malinda Kauffman) Glick, and Simeon L. (Anna Fisher) Glick, all of Quarryville, Aaron L.
(Annie Kauffman) Glick of Lancaster, Pa., David L. (Lydia Beiler) Glick of Holtwood, Pa., Moses L. Jr (Mamie King) Glick of Paradise, Pa., and Jacob L. at home; a daughter Mattie L. Glick, at home Grandchildren: 41.  Great-grandchild: 1 grandson.  Brothers, Enos S. (Rachel Fisher) Glick, Abner Z. (Barbara Kauffman) Glick, and David Z. (Barbara Petersheim) Glick, all of Quarryville, Simeon S. (Mary Zook) Glick, and John I. (Lydia Zook) Glick, both of New Holland, Pa., and Christ Z. (Malinda Stoltzfus) Glick of Watsontown, Pa. Sisters, Rebecca S. (Daniel) King of New Holland, Pa., Bena S. (Henry) Zook of Ronks, Pa., Lizzie S. Glick of Quarryville, Pa., and Arie S. Kauffman of Christiana, Pa.

Preceded in death by a sister, Sarah S. Glick

Moses was a retired farmer and a woodworker.  He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Services:  From the late home, 43 Lamparter Road, Quarryville, Pa. on Monday, May 26, 2003, at 9 am.  Interment in Bart Amish Cem., Bart Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published
Saturday, May 24, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

GOOD, Charles S., SS# 184-12-6195

Born: 11-7-1923, Hinkletown, Pa. Died: 3-4-2003, Lititz, Pa.

Husband of: Mary Jane Eshleman Good, who survives.  Son of: Late Mahlon F. and Fannie Stauffer Good.

Survivors: Sons, Leon E. (Anne Kofroth) Good of Lititz, Pa., Dale E. (Kathy Groff) Good of New Holland, Pa. Daughters, Marian E. (Ivan) Redcay of Denver, Pa. and Dorothy E. (D. Marlin) Groff of Willow Street, Pa. Grandchildren: 7.  Great-grandchildren: 10. Brothers, Harry (Alta Shirk) Good of New Holland, Pa. Warren of Hinkletown, Pa. and Mahlon (Joyce Bauman) Good of Denver, Pa. Sisters, Susie Kreider of East Earl, Pa. and Margaret Jane Good of Hinkletown.

Preceded in death by four sisters and one brother.

He was a pastor at Ridgeview Mennonite Church, Gordonville, Pa. from 1967-1983 and New Holland Mennonite Church from 1984-1989.

Services: Ridgeview Mennonite Church,  3723 Ridge Raod, Gordonville, Pa. on Friday, March 7, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Rev. John Denlinger and
Rev. Ray Lapp officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Origianl obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published
Wed. March 5, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Graber, Lena
April 28, 1910-Jan. 18, 2003
Lena Graber, 92, 1225 Greencroft Drive, Goshen, died 1 p.m. Saturday at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen.
She was born on April 28, 1910, to Daniel and Fanny (Conrad) Graber in Washington County, Iowa.
She was a 1929 graduate of the Goshen College Academy and a 1942 graduate of Goshen College. She graduated in 1935 from Mennonite School of Nursing, Bloomington, Ill.
She served in India and Nepal under Mennonite Board of Missions and from 1944 to 1969 assisted in establishing a school of nursing in Dhamtari, India, and also in Katmandu, Nepal. Prior to her service work she worked at Goshen General Hospital with Dr. H. Clair Amstutz, and at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., and Elkhart General Hospital. She also did her post basic obstetrical nursing at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia, Pa.
She is survived by 13 nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Daniel and Fanny Graber; six sisters, Katie, Esther and Anna Graber, Verna G. Smith, Mary G. Zook and Elizabeth G. Stoltzfus; and two brothers, Chris (C.L.) and Joseph (J.D.) Graber.
Friends may call from 2 to 5 p.m. Monday at the Meetinghouse, Greencroft, Goshen.
Memorial services will be Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. at College Mennonite Church, with the Revs. Firman Gingerich and Klaudia Smucker officiating.
Burial will be in Violett Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Mennonite Mission Network or Greencroft Foundation.
Goshen News, Goshen, IN  January 19, 2003
Submitted by Thelma Hoover Martin

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