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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 - L

LANDIS, Elva B.;   LANTZ, Aaron B.;   LAPP, Alvin K.;   LAPP, Jonas Z.;   LAUVER, Maria H.;   LEHMAN, Anna Mae;  

LANDIS, Elva B., SS# 437-54-5193

Born: 4-27-1916, Lancaster, Pa. Died: 4-21-2003, Lititz, Pa.

Daughter of: Late Henry H. and Mary Buckwalter Landis.

Survivors: Sister, Emma B. Landis of Lancaster, Pa.; and a brother, Ira B. (Ruth M. Weaver) Landis of Manheim, Pa.

Preceded in death by three brothers, Walter, Jacob & John.

Miss Landis was a registered nurse and served as a nurse-midwife for Eastern Mennonite Missions from 1949-1996 in Tanzania.  She also raised several African children while serving. She was a graduate of Manhiem Twp. High School in Lancaster, Pa. and Eastern Mennonite College.  She received her RN degree from Women's Hospital of Philadelphia. She was a member of Landis Valley Mennonite Church.

Services: Landis Valley Mennonite Church, 2420 Kissel Hill Road, Lancaster, Pa. on Thursday, April 24, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Tom Horst, the Rev. A. Richard Weaver, and the Rev. Don Jacobs officiating.  Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Tuesday, April 22, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

LANTZ, Aaron B., age 61 years

Born: Gordonville, Pa. Died: 6-17-2003, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Lizzie Stoltzfus Lantz.  Son of: Late Isaac and Rachel Beiler Lantz.

Survivors: Sons, Raymond, Jacob, and Aaron Jr., all of Gordonville, Pa., and Isaac (Ada Ruth King) Lantz of New Holland, Pa.
Daughters, Barbara (Jonas) Esch of Dornsife, Rachel (Amos J.) Stoltzfus of Gordonville, Mary (Ivan L.) King of Kinzers, Pa. and Katie of Gordonville.
Grandchildren: 20.  Brothers, Amos (Katie Stoltzfus) Lantz, and Jonathan (Sara Beiler) Lantz, both of Gordonville, Ammon (Amanda Stoltzfus) Lantz, and Eli (Sara Fisher) Lantz of Lititz, Pa.Daniel (Arie Stoltzfus) Lantz of Gap, Pa., Jonas (Sylvia Esch) Lantz of Millersburg, Pa. and Isaac of Florida; a stepbrother, Henry of Manheim, Pa. Sisters, Mary (Amos) Fisher of Ronks, Pa., Ruth Zook of Gordonville and Leah (John) Fisher of Gordonville.

Preceded in death by a sister Rachel, a stepsister, Sarah Huyard; and a stepbrother, Stephen.

Services: From the late home, 260 Hollow Road, Gordonville, Pa. on Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 11:00 a.m.  Interment in Dry Hill Cem., Lancaster Co., Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published

Wednesday, June 18, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

LAPP, Alvin K., age 18 months

Born: Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 2-24-2003, Paradise, Pa.

Son of: John S. and Mary S. Kauffman Lapp.  Survivors: Maternal Grandparents, Jacob B. and Mary Stoltzfus Kauffman of Chrisitiana, Pa.; paternal grandparents, John K. and Rebecca Smucker Lapp of Paradise, Pa.; maternal great-grandmother Emma Zook Stoltzfus of Gordonville, Pa.; paternal great-grandparents Jonas S. and Katie King Lapp of Ronks, Pa.; and paternal great-grandmother Katie Stoltzfus Smucker of Narvon, Pa.

Services: From the late home, 960A Georgetown Road, Paradise, Pa. on  Wed., Feb. 26, 2003 at  9 a.m..  Intement Bart Amish Cem., Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Original obituary and funeral notice may be obtained
from Lancaster
Intelligencer Journal,
published Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

LAPP, Jonas Z., SS# 216-56-4146

Born: 4-6-1919, Leola, Pa. Died: 7-11-2003, Myerstown, Pa.

Husband of: Fannie S. Stoltzfus Lapp, who survives.  Son of: Moses B. and Annie Zook Lapp.

Survivors: Sons, Elam G. (Malinda King) Lapp, and Moses S. (Ruth Fisher) Lapp, both of Myerstown, and Jacob S. (Annie Peachey) Lapp of Newmanstown, Pa. Daughters Leah S. (Ben) Peachey, Rebecca (Omar) Peachey, Fannie (Aaron) Lapp, and Sarah Lapp, all of Myerstown, and Annie S. (LeRoy) Yoder of Lebanon, Pa.  Grandchildren: 48.  Great-grandchildren: 59.  Brothers, Moses Z. of Gordonville, Pa. and Jacob Lapp of McAllisterville, Pa. Sisters, Annie (David S.) King, and Fannie Lapp, both of Myerstown, Pa., and Mary (Menno) Peachey of Mifflintown, Pa.

Preceded in death by brothers, John, David, Levi and Isaac Lapp.  Sisters, Barbara and Katie Lapp.

Jonas was a retired farmer and owned a sharpening shop.  He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Burial: Lapp Amish Cem., Lebanon Co., Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

LAUVER, Maria H., SS# 185-03-9722

Born: 8-31-1917, Ephrata Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 3-22-2003, Mt. Hope Dunkard Breth. Home, Manheim, Pa.

Daughter of: Late Foster O. and Emma Horst Lauver.

Survivors: Brother, Henry H. (Emma A. Martin) Lauver of Ephrata, Pa.. Sister, Margaret H. (Reuben N.) Martin of Ephrata, Pa.

Preceded in death: Brother, Elam H. and a sister Anna H. Horst.

Maria was a member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Ephrata, Pa.

Services: Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Thursday, March 27, 2003 at 10:45 a.m. with Bishop
Lester B. Martin officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.

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

LEHMAN, Anna Mae, SS# 210-32-3905

Born: 1-12-1938, Ephrata, Pa.  Died: 1-30-2003, Jonestown, Pa.

Wife of: Ammon L. Lehman, who survives  Daughter of: John Jacob and Lena H. Good Zimmerman (late).

Survivors: Sons, John H. (Susan) Lehman of Jonestown, Paul E. (Janice) Lehman of Myerstown, Pa.  Daughters, Norma Jean (Leonard) Seibel Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Mills, Pa., Janet M. (Jay) Boll of North East, and Velma S. (Ferril) Good of Elizabethtown, Pa. Grandchildren: 27.Great-Grandchildren: 2.
Brothers, Melvin and Raymond Martin of Stevens, Pa., Ernest Risser of Belle Rive, Ill., Kervin Zimmerman of Myerstown. Sisters, Mary Jane Martin of Denver, Pa. Miriam Good of Stevens, Pa., Martha Snyder of Fredericksburg, Pa. and Erma Martin of Myerstown.

Preceded in death by a brother, Roy Zimmerman.

Services: Swatara Mennonite Church, Myerstown, Pa. on Monday, Feb. 3, 2003, at 10:00 a.m.   Interment at Shirksville Mennonite Church Cem., Jonestown, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer
Journal, published
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

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