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Born: Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 2-26-2003, Ephrata, Pa.
Son of: Late Jonas N. and Mary Martin Weaver.
Survivors: Brothers, Jonas M. (Phebe L Martin) Weaver of Ephrata,
Pa. and David M. (Lizzie Mae Auker) Weaver of Liverpool, Pa.
Sisters, Elizabeth M. Weaver of Ephrata, Pa. and Barbara S. (Harvey S.) Martin also of Ephrata.
Preceded in death by brothers, Martin M., John D. and Rufus M; and sisters, Mary M. Weaver and Mattie Martin.
Isaac was a member of Pike Mennonite Church, Earl Twp., Lancaster County, Pa.
Services: Late home, 152 Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Monday
3-3-2003 at 8:15 a.m. with further services at Pike Mennonite church,
28th Division Hwy, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Wife of: Ivan M. Weaver (12-16-1910/8-14-1997). Daughter of: Late Jacob and Edna Buchen Risser.
Survivors: Son, J. Ivan (Rebecca Sparks) Weaver of Lewes, Del.
Daughters, Carol (Ralph) Stoltzfus of Elverson, Pa. and Marlene
(Irvin) Gingrich of Leola, Pa. Grandchildren: 9. Great-grandchildren: 12. Brothers, Paul Risser of Lancaster, Pa., Leon (Violet) Risser and Robert (Lois) Risser, both of Lititz, Pa.. Sisters, Ruth Hershey of Brethren Village, Lititz, Pa. and Kathryn (Alton) Hoffman of Shillington, Pa.
Preceded in death by brothers Carl and Jacob Risser and two sister, Evelyn and Edna Risser.
Lillian worked as a sewing machine operator for various garment factories. She was a homemaker and a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.
Services: Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Road, Leola,
Pa. Friday, March 14, 2003 at11:00 a.m. with Rev. Donald Good
officiating. Burial in Groffdale Mennonite Cem.
Born: 8-6-1913, Fentress, Va. Died: 7-16-2003, Lititz, Pa.
Daughter of: Late Amos D. and Anna May Lehman Wenger.
Survivors: Brother, Chester (Sara Jane WEaver) Wenger of Lancaster, Pa. Sister, Ruth S. Garber of Harrisonburg, Va.
Preceded in death by brothers, Amos Jr., and Paul Wenger; sisters, Mary Kratz and Anna May Garber.
Miss Wenger was a school teacher and administrator with Eastern Mennonite Mission. She served 50 years in Tanzania ans Somalia and with Lighthouse Literature in St. Croix, Virgin Islands. She was a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Chesapeake, Va.
Services: Memorial Service atWest Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes,
1001 Oregon Road, Lititz, Pa. on Saturday July 26, 2003 at 3:00 p.m.
Interment at Mellinger Mennonite Cem., Lancaster, Pa.
Born: 1-28-1910, West Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. DIed: 3-17-2003, The Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.
Wife of: Lloyd B. Witmer, who survives. Daughter of: Late Christ L. and Anna Huber Klaus Herr.
Survivors: Sons, Norman H. of Manheim Twp., Raymond L. and Daniel
C., both of Lancaster, Pa., Daivd L. of Willow Grove, Pa., and
James M. of New Holland, Pa. Grandchildren: 10. Brothers, Jacob C. and John L. Herr, both of Lancaster, Pa. Sister, Arlene McMichael of Lancaster, Pa.
Preceded in death by a sister Alma C. Ranck and brothers, Parke Herr and Clyde Herr.
She was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church, Paradise, Pa.
Services: Funeral from the Mennonite Home Chapel, 1520 Harrisburg
Pike, Lancaster, Pa. on March 21, 2003, at 11 a.m. with the
Revs. Fred Martin and Dorcas Martzall officiating. Interment in Willow Street Mennonite Church Cemetery, Willow Street, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
Along with preaching sermons for broadcast, Yoder - billed as "Uncle J" - also read stories for The Children's Hour, a daily program he recorded for 21 years.
On June 23, 1939, Yoder married Isabelle King at West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors include a son, John O. Yoder; a daughter, Constance Heatwole; a sister, Elsa Arbogast of Harrisonburg, Va.; five grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service was held July 24 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church. Burial was in the Lindale Mennonite Church Cemetery at Harrisonburg, Va.
Mennonite Weekly Review obituary: 2003
Sep 29 p. 5 text of obituary:
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
The report of the death of radio evangelist J. Otis Yoder (Sept. 15) should have stated that his wife, Isabelle, survives. Also among the survivors is a daughter-in-law, Arlene H. Yoder.
Also surviving are: three daughters, Mrs. Gerald (Sue) Peachey, Mrs. Ray (Jane) Yoder and Mrs. Wayne (Sandra) Yoder, all of Belleville, PA; two brothers and a sister, Roy N. Yoder, Belleville, PA; Mrs. Earl (Rena) Auker, Oakland Mills, PA and Robert Yoder, Grand Junction, CO; nine grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.
He was preceded in death by two brothers, George and James E. "Jim" Yoder.
He was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church and Golden Age Sunday School class, he was Director of Big Valley Men's Chorus for 30 years, he did mission work at Otelia Mennonite Church for 23 years. His funeral service was June 7, 2003 at Allensville Mennonite Church, with Revs. Eli Beachy, Gerald Peachey and Paul Bender officiating. Interment will be in Allensville Mennonite Cemetery Allensville, PA
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Submitted by: Leon Hertzler
Born: 9-23-1938, Brecknock Twp, Pa. Died: 7-5-2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Husband of: Mabel S. Auker Zimmerman, who survives. Son of:
Late Levi F. and Emma B. Stauffer Zimmerman.
Survivors: Sons Andrew A. (Julia A. Graybill) Zimmerman of Foxworth, Miss., and Stephen A. (Rosanne Halteman) Zimmerman of McAllisterville, Pa.
Daughters, Linda A. (Harlan H.) Martin, and Rosanna A. (Daniel L.) Witmer, both of Millerstown, Pa. Granchildren: 19. Brothrs, Eli (Sally Stauffer) Zimmeman of Ephrata, Henry, James and John (Hettie Good) Zimmerman, all of New Holland, Pa. and Levi of Elkhorn, Ky. Sisters, Mary (Edwin) Auker and Emma (Carmi) Horst, both of Ephrata, Pa., Alice Auker and Lucy (Clyde) Wenger, both of Tunas, Mo., and Martha Zimmerman and
Susie (Levi) Horst, both of New Holland. Preceded in death by a son, Ronald Zimmerman; and two sisters, Eva and Sarah Zimmerman.
He was a member of Leola Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa. He enjoyed restoring antique carriages.
Services: Denver Mennonite Church, Monroe Street, Denver, Pa. on
Wed., July 9, 2003 at 10 A.M. followed by interment in adjoining
Born: 8-30-1937, Leola, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 1-23-2003,
Wife of: David M. Zimmerman, who survives. Daughter of: Late Aaron and Mary Weaver Nolt.
Survivors: Sons, Wilmer (Irene Martin) Zimmerman of Stanley, NY, Curvin (Susan Martin) Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pa., Larry (Ella Burkholder)
Zimmerman of Shippensburg, Pa. Grandchildren: 25. Brothers, Raymond (Katie Snyder) Nolt of Stevens, Pa., Edwin (Katie Martin) Nolt of Brownstown, Pa., Aaron (Martha Hoover) Nolt of Leola, Willis (Emma Leid) Nolt of Lititz, Pa.; and sisters, Anna Mary (George) Burkholder, and Emma (Jonas) Reiff, both of Ephrata, Pa.
Preceded in death by brothers, Weaver and Allen Nolt.
Esther was a member of Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church.
Services: Curvin N. Zimmerman residence , 620 N. Farmersville Road,
Ephrata, Pa. on Tuesday, January 28,2003, at 9 a.m. with further
services at the Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church, West Earl Twp.,
with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment in adjoining
Born: 4-13-1941, Clay Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 3-16-2003, Nottingham, Pa.
Husband of: (1) Marion Nolt Zimmerman (2) Marlene Wanger Zimmerman. Son of: Late, Abraham and Ada Nolt Zimmerman.
Survivors: Sons Ivan N. Jr. (Debra Hight) Zimmerman of Peach Bottom,
Pa., Gerald N. and Ernie N., both of Nottingham, Pa. Daughters,
Carol A. (Edwin) Martin of East Earl, Pa., Brenda (Ernest) Hahn of
Navon, Pa.,Lorene (Paul) Burkholder of Ephrata, Pa., Marian Louise
(Galen) Byler of Eureka, Nev., Joyce (James) Weaver of LaVories,
Grenada, Mary Lou (Robert) Weaver of Landisburg, Pa., and Judy N. and
Lisa N. Zimmerman, both of Ephrata, Pa. Grandchildren: 18.
Stepsons: Allen W. Martin and Roy W. (Jolene) Martin, both of Lititz,
Pa. Stepdaughter: Virginia W. Martin of Lititz, Pa. Brothers,
Jonas of Lebanon, Pa., Noah of Schaefferstown, Pa., Paul and George of
Rutledge, Mo., Abraham of Blaine, Pa., Harvey of Bethel, Pa., Levi of
Paris, Mo., Enos of Orrstown, Pa., David of Ephrata, Pa. and Titus of
Manheim, Pa. Sisters, Frances (Amos) Zimmerman of Tipton, Mo.,
Ada (Lloyd) Sensenig of Annville, Pa., and Anna (Marvin) Reiff of
Manheim, Pa. Foster Sister, Carmen (John) Forney of Annville, Pa.
Ivan was a member of Fairmount Mennonite Church, Quarryville, Pa.
Services: Fairmount Mennonite Church, Little Britian Road,
Quarryville, Pa. on Friday at 9:30 a.m. with Bishop Jermiah Sensenig
and Bishop Ernie
Wideman, Pastor Clair Hurst and Pastor K. Martin officiating. Interment in Fairmount Church Cemetery.
Born: 8-3-1931, East Cocalico Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 3-12-2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Husband of: Jean Burkholder Zimmerman, who survives. Son of: late Bishop Mahlon M. and Esther Nolt Zimmerman.
Survivors: Sons, Calvin (Thelma Bucher) Zimmerman of Lebanon, Pa.,
John (Lori Meshey) Zimmerman of Stevens, Pa., and James (Janet Nissley)
Zimmerman of Ephrata, Pa. Daughter, Joanne (Raymond H.) Martin of
Ephrata. Grandchildren: 13. Stepgrandchildren: 3.
Brothers, Titus (Ursula) Zimmerman of Stevens, and Mahlon (Rozanne) Zimmerman of Akron, Pa. Sisters, Alverna (Earl) Mast of Parkesburg, Pa. and Rhoda (Robert) Landis of Leola, Pa.
Preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Zimmerman.
James was a dairy farmer and a member of Ephrata Mennonite Church.
Services: Ephrata Mennonite Church, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata, Pa.on
Monday March 17, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Ministers Jeffrey L. High and
Clifford L. Martin officiating. Interment in Indiantown Mennonite Church Cemetery, Clay Twp.
Born: 2-16-1912, Leacock Twp., Lancaster co., Pa. Died: 6-24-2003,
Husband of: Annie S. Stoltzfoos Zook, died 1990. Son of: Late Daniel F. and Sarah King Zook.
Survivors: Son, Samule S. (Barbara Fisher) Zook of Gordonville, Pa.
Daughters, Sarah (Leroy) Stoltzfus of Mill Hall, Pa., Jemima S. and
Mary S., both at home. Grandchildren: 8. Great-grandchildren:
15. Stepgreat-grandchildren: 13. Brothers, Jonas of
Loganton and Daniel (Lydia Hostetler) Zook of
Dry Run, Pa. Sisters, Jemema (Henry) Kinsinger of Meyersdale, Pa. and Lizzie (Levi) Yoder of Willow Hill, Pa.
Preceded in death by sisters, Nancy Beiler, and Mary Zook; brothers Enos and Levi Zook.
Benjamin was a member of Old Order Amish Church and a retired farmer.
Services: From the late home, 897 Musser School Road, Gordonville,
Pa. on Friday at 9:00 a.m... Interment in Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa.
Born: Gordonville, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 5-4-2003, Lancaster General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.
Husband of: Annie B. Stoltzfoos Zook, who survives.Son of: Late Isaac B. and Mary King Zook
Survivors: Sons, David S. (Mary Glick) Zook, and Leroy S. (Barbara
Stotzfus) Zook, bothof Paradise, Pa. Daughters, Fannie S. (Elmer)
Glick, Anna S. (Reuben A.) Zook, Ruth S. (John) Stoltzfus,Martha S.
(John D.) Stoltzfus and Esther S. (Melvin E.) King, all of Gap, Pa.;
Mary E.(Sam E.) King of Refton, Pa., Barbara S. (Amos) King of
Paradise, Pa.,Naomi S. (Paul A.)Stoltzfus of Leola, Pa. and Emma Sue
(Leon K.) Stoltzfus and Marion S. (Christian) Stoltzfus,both of Narvon,
Pa. Grandchildren: 82. Stepgrandchildren: 8. Great-Great grandchildren:
45. Stepgreat-grandchildren: 3.
Brothers, Joel (Mary King) Zook of Quarryville, Pa., Jacob, Elam (Mary Beiler) Zook, Enos(Barbara Fisher) Zook, all of Christiana, Pa.
Sisters: Barbara King and Mattie Zook, both of Paradise, Pa. and Fannie (John) Stoltzfus ofStrasburg, Pa.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Saide Mae Lapp; a brother Levi Zook and a sister, Lydia Zook.
Samuel was a member and minister of Old Order Amish Church. He was also a farmer.
Services: From the late home, 1721 Mine Road, Paradise, Pa. on Tuesday, May 6, 2003 at9:00 A.M. Interment in Bart Amish Cemetery, Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published
Monday, May 5, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard