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Lazarus Project

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.

2004 N-Q

 Nauman, Ella Nora ; . . Newkirk, Winifred I. Smith ; . .   Newswanger, Wayne Z. ; . .   Nissley, M. Irene ; . . Nofziger, Harold M. ; . .  Nofziger, Myrl E. ; . . Noll, Elsie Wagner ; . .   Nolt, Bertha M. ; . .   Nolt, Paul S. ; . .  Peachy, Maryann ; . . Pearson, Leah Jean Rock ; . . Petersheim, Betty Lou Wingard ; . . Petersheim, Lydia S. ; . .   

Nauman, Ella Nora

Born: 9-15-1910, Willow Street, Pa.  Died: 10-13-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Wife of: Henry W. Nauman (died 7-9-1956 at age 46yrs.3mo.9days) He was son  of Milton and Fannie Weaver Nauman.

Daughter of: Late Edward and Martha Groff McMichael.
Survivors: A son, E. Glenn (Vera Bauman) Nauman Grandchildren: 4.  Great-grandchildren: 12.  A sister, Ada Miller of Lititz, Pa.

Preceded in death by a granddaughter, Glenda J. Bauman; brothers, Harry, John, Edward and David McMichael; sisters, Frances Mueller, Lillie Hostetter, Anna Prikel, Helen McMichael.

She was a member of New Danville Mennonite Church where she taught Sunday School.

Services: Graveside services at New Danville Mennonite Cem., New Danville, Pa. on Saturday, 10-16-2004, from 1:00 till 2:00 pm with Rev. Curtis L. Kanagy, Bishop Ernest M. Hess, and Rev. Jay C. Garber officiating.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained
from Intelligencer Journal, published
Friday, 10-15-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Newkirk, Winifred I. Smith
, 78, of Milroy PA, died Jan. 29, 2004, at the William Penn Nursing Home, Lewistown, PA. Born Jan. 26, 1926, in Johnstown, PA to George Wilford and Blanche (Evans) Smith. She was a member of the Mountain View Mennonite Chapel, Reedsville.

Surviving are three sisters; two brothers; children Janet E. Lipartia, Everett R. Newkirk, Jr., Bruce W. Newkirk, Beverly E. Ditzler and Lori J. Coates; and a granddaughter, Jennifer L. Kraynak.

Funeral services were Feb 02, 2004 at the Mountain View Mennonite Chapel, Reedsville with the Rev. Lester Diller officiating. Interment will be held in the Church Hill Cemetery, Reedsville.

Tribune-Democrat Jan 30, 2004
Bohn Funeral Home, Reedsville, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Newswanger, Wayne Z.

Born: 9-29-1924, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 9-19-2004, East Earl, Pa.

Husband of: Anna S. Brubaker Newswanger, who survives.  Son of: Late Samuel and Lydia Zimmerman Newswanger.

Other survivors: Sons, Wilmer B. (Edna W. Hoover) Newswanger of Mohnton, Pa., Allen B. (Sue Etta Kilmer) Newswanger of East Earl, Ivan B. (Susie M. Martin) Newswanger, Samuel B. (Loretta H. Martin) Newswanger, both of Goshen, Ind., Walter B. (Elsie F. Zieset) Newswanger of Platteville, Wis., Mervin B. (Martha M. Hurst)
Newswanger, Daniel B. (Mabel N. Martin) Newswanger, both of East Earl, Pa., Reuben B. (Martha M. Fox) Newswanger of Williamsburg.  Daughters, Susan B. Newswanger and Laura B. Newswanger, both at home, and
Ella B. (Ivan M.) Hurst Jr. of Latham, Mo. Grandchildren: 47.  Great-grandchildren: 9.  Brothers, Amos, Samuel, Phares, David and Reuben Newswanger Sisters, Catherine Newswanger and Lena Nolt

Preceded in death by a brother, Isaac Newswanger.

He was a member of Churchtown Mennonite Church, Churchtown, Pa.

Services: From the late home, 1890 Agape Court, East Earl, at 9 am on Saturday, 9-25-2004, and further services at 9:30 am at the Churchtown Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining Cem.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published,
Tuesday, 9-21-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Nissley, M. Irene

Born: 1-22-1925, East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster co., Pa. Died: 7-1-2004, Lancaster, Pa. Daughter of: Late Albert R. and Stella R. Witmer Nissley.

Survivors: A brother, Hiram Nissley married to Mary C. Bauman Nissley of Manheim, Pa.; and a sister, D. Virginia Nissley of Lancaster, Pa.

Miss Nissley was a member of Kauffman Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa. She was a 50 year worker for Sico Oil Co. office.

Services: Kauffman Mennonite Church, 1520 Harrisburg Pike, Lancaster, Pa. on Wed., July 7, 2004 with Pastor Steve Stauffer, Pastor Jay W. Nissley
and Pastor Clarence Stauffer officiating. Interment in adjoining Cem.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Friday, July 2, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Harold M.

Harold M. Nofziger

(1916 - 2004)

ARCHBOLD - Harold M. Nofziger, 87, of Archbold, died Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 12, 2004, at his home.

Born Nov. 21, 1916, at Stuttgart, Ark., to Mattie (Sommers) and Harvey Nofziger, he married Mattie Miller on March 19, 1950, and she survives.

A resident of the Wauseon area for 60 years before moving to Archbold in 2000, he was a farmer. Since his retirement, he worked at the Fulton County Dog Pound for 14 years.

A volunteer for the Wauseon FISH program, he was a charter member of the Tedrow Mennonite Church where he had served as an Elder, Sunday school superintendent and teacher for many years. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, James (and wife, Teresa) Nofziger of Pettisville and John (Kathy) Nofziger of Wauseon; five daughters, Mrs. Daniel (Brenda) Sensenig, Mrs. J. Mark (Karen) Beck and Mrs. Steve (Rachel) Sauder, all of Archbold, Mrs. Ron (Jeanne) Sears of Otis, Ore. and Mrs. Roger (Mary) Kennell of Roanoke, Ill.; 24 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Pauline Coon of Archbold.

Preceding him in death were his parents, two granddaughters, and a brother, Kenneth Nofziger.

Visitation will be held Friday from 2-8 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Memorial services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. in the Tedrow Mennonite Church with Pastor Randy Nafziger to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.
In leu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family's choice.          
Obituary: Bryan Times, (Ohio),   14 Oct 2004
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Myrl E.

Myrl E. Nofziger
(1924 - 2004)

ARCHBOLD - Myrl E. Nofziger, 79, of Archbold, died Saturday morning, April 10, 2004, at his home, following a brief illness.

Born Sept. 17, 1924, near Archbold, to Viola (Lugbill) and Myron Nofziger, he married Donabell Lederman on June 5, 1949.

A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he farmed and raised livestock.

He was a charter member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are three sons, M. Daniel (and wife, Debra) Nofziger, Neil (Kathy) Nofziger and Wendell Nofziger, all of Archbold; a daughter, Mrs. Gary (Maretta) Conrad of Wayland, Iowa; eight grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Otto (Louetta) Warkentin of Fort Wayne, Ind.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Dorothy Nofziger.

Visitation will be held today from 3-9 p.m. in the Zion Mennonite Church fellowship hall.
Memorial services will be held Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the church with Pastors Ron Guengerich and Anne Stuckey to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Williams and Fulton Counties, Mennonite Central Committee, or the Zion Mennonite Church.

Obituary: Bryan Times (Ohio), 12 Apr 2004
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Noll, Elsie Wagner
, 89, formerly of Stevens, Lancaster County, PA, died January 26, 2004 Monday afternoon in Fairmount Homes, Inc., Farmersville, Lancaster Co., where she resided since April 1999. She was born November 17, 1914 to George N. and Maria (Latshaw) Wagner. Her husband, Elvin Noll, died November 13, 1991.

Survived by a son, E. Roger, married to Audrey A. (Haldeman) Noll, Reamstown, PA.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a brother, George Wagner, and a sister, Grace (Wagner) Wingenroth.
A graveside service was January 29, 2004, at the Cedar Grove Cemetery, Adamstown, Lancaster County, PA, with The Reverend Stephen E. Hollinger officiating.

Source: Lancaster Co., PA
Obituary and Death Notice Collection

Nolt, Bertha M.

Born: 11-27-1918, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 4-5-2004, New Holland, Pa.

Wife of: Weaver W. Nolt (3-1-1917/5-5-2002).  Daughter of: Late Jonas and Emma Martin Martin.

Survivors: Sons, Earl (Verna Zimmerman) Nolt, of Lowville, NY, Lloyd (Mary Lou Rutt) Nolt of East Earl, Pa., Carl (Mary Weaver) Nolt, of Waterloo, NY, Weaver Jr. (Thelma Horning) Nolt of Mohnton, Pa., and Leon (Karen High) Nolt of Honey Grove, Pa.  Daughters, Irene (William) Nolt of Denver, Pa., Bertha (Melvin) Zehr of Lowville, Janet (Ivan) Musser of Lebanon, Pa., and Loretta Nolt of New Holland, Pa.
Grandchildren: 67. Great-grandchildren: 00.  Brothers, Walter (Katie Martin) Martin and Jonas (Lizzie Horst) Martin, both of New Holland.
Sisters, Emma (Eli) Newswanger of Ephrata, Pa., and Eva Martin of New Holland.

Preceded in death by daughter, Marian Nolt Zimmerman; sisters, Edna Zimmerman, Ludianna Lied, and Verna Burkholder; and brothers Joseph, Titus and Leroy Martin.

Bertha was a homemaker and member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference, Ephrata, Pa.

Services: Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Ephrata Twp. at 1:45 p.m. on Thursday, 4-8-2004 with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, Lanc., Pa.,
published Wed., 4-7-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Nolt, Paul S

Born: 10-12-1956, West Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 4-27-2004, Ephrata, Pa.   Son of: Late Titus H. and Lena Shirk Nolt.

Survivors: Brothers, Edwin S. (Mabel Stauffer) Nolt of Liberty, Ky., Earl S. (Alta Weaver) Nolt of Lewistown, Pa., Melvin S. (Mildred Newswanger) Nolt and Elam S. (Elizabeth Leid) Nolt, both of East Earl, Pa., Raymond S. (Alta Nolt) Nolt of Shiloh, Ohio. Sisters, Erma S. (Ammon) Burkholder of Shiloh, and Irene S. (Harvey) Zimmerman of East Earl.

Paul was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference), East Earl, Pa. He was a carpenter most of his life.

Services: Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa. on Friday, April 30, 2004 at 10:00 am with Bisop Ben F. Martin officiating. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary may be obtained
from Intelligence Journal, published,
Thursday, April 29, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Peachey, Maryann

Born: 10-26-1937, Lancaster, Pa.  Died: 9-29-2004, Lewistown, Pa.
Wife of: Joseph Y. Peachey, who survives

Daughter of: Michael Nolt of Ephrata, Pa. and late Annie Hurst Nolt.
Stepdaughter of Edith Nolt of Ephrata, Pa.
Other survivors: Sons, Glenn D. Peachey of Belleville, Pa., Glane E. (Dana) Peachey of Belleville, Pa., and Barry L. Peachey of Millroy Daughter, Selena (Gary) Bittner of Millroy, Pa. Grandson, Colton Peachey.  Siblings, Helen (Rpbert) Dickie, Betty (Daniel) Christ, Jane (Walter)  Christ, Robert (Doris) Mellinger, Mildred (Richard) Groff, Ned Neiss, Carol (John)
DeVerter.  Stepbrothers, John Scheetz, Jere Mellinger.  Adopted brother, William Nolt, of Denver, Pa. and adopted sister, Fern Edith Nolt of Ephrata, Pa.

Preceded in death by infant son, Ray Peachey and Infant daughter. Also, brothers, Lloyd Mellinger, Leroy Mellinger and Thomas Mellinger; sister Elva Reed; half sister, Susie Barrett; and half brother, Donald Mellinger.

She was a member of Allensville Mennonite Church.

Services: Allensville Mennonite Church, Belleville, Pa. on Saturday, 10-8-2004, at 10:00 am with Pastor Rod Lehman officiating. Interment in Locust Grove Cem.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published,
Tuesday, 10-4-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Pearson, Leah Jean Rock
, 78, a resident of the Village of Laurel Run, formerly of 387 W. Main St., Fayetteville, PA, died Dec. 5, 2004. She was born Oct. 22, 1926, in Chambersburg, Pa., to Frederick J. Sr. and Mary L. Shaffer Rock. Her husband, Arthur B. Pearson, whom she married March 3, 1957, died May 21, 2003. She was a member of Pond Bank Mennonite Church in Fayetteville, PA and a former member of Chambersburg Bible Church. She taught Sunday school in the primary departments of both churches.

She is survived by two daughters, Jo Ellen A. Taylor of Moab, Utah, and Jacquelyn A. Green of Fayetteville; one son, Jeffrey A. Pearson of Chambersburg; one foster sister, Katie S. Snyder of Chambersburg; one foster brother, David Shaffer II of Colorado; seven grandchildren; nieces; and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Arthur and one sister, Lucille Rock, and two brothers, Web Rock and Frederick Rock II.

Services were Dec 09, 2004 at Pond Bank Mennonite Church in Chambersburg. PA. Pastor Marlin E. Ebersole will officiate. Burial will follow in Mount Zion Cemetery near Quincy, Pa.

Hearld Mail News, Hagerstown, Maryland
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Petersheim, Betty Lou Wingard
, 71, of East Earl, PA, died March 15, 2004 at Landis Homes Lititz, PA. Born in Johnstown, Pa., she was the daughter of the late Robert E. and Katie Blough Wingard. She was married 50 years on November 21st to Leroy K. Petersheim. She was a registered nurse, graduated from the Conemaugh Valley Memorial Hospital in Johnstown in 1953. She and her husband lived in Tanzania, East Africa as fraternal workers with the Eastern Mennonite Board of Missions along with their family from 1960 - 1970. She was a member of the Forest Hills Mennonite Church and Adelphian Sunday School class. Also she served as an elder.

Surviving in addition to her husband is a son, Jon Robert, married to Susan Parker Petersheim of Lancaster; two daughters, Beth Ann, married to Linford Good of Mount Joy, and Anna Ruth, married to Edward Gawlinski of Horsham, PA; five grandchildren; a sister, Grace, married to Paul Yoder Sr. of Harrisonburg, VA; and a brother, Carl, married to Jean Mishler Wingard of Morgantown, PA

Preceding her in death is a sister, Ethel Weaver; and two brothers, Glenn and Freeman Wingard.

A memorial service was March 20, 2004 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, PA with the Reverend Calvin Yoder and the Reverend Robert L. Petersheim officiating. Interment will be in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Source: Lancaster Co., PA
Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Petersheim, Lydia S.

Born: 9-11-1916, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.   Died: 8-28-2004, Gordonville, Pa.

Wife of: David L. Petersheim, who survives.  Daughter of: Late Daniel F. and Leah Smucker Stoltzfus.

Other survivors: Sons, Daniel (Mary Stoltzfus) Petersheim of Elizabethville, Pa., Aaron (Salome King) Petersheim of Gordonville, Pa., and Christ (Katie Beiler) Petersheim of Bird-In-Hand, Pa. A daughter, Sadie Fisher of Strasburg, Pa. Grandchildren: 20.  Great-grandchildren: 99. 

Preceded in death by an infant son and sisters, Rachel King and Sarah Ebersol.

She was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the Christ Petersheim home, 2650 W. Eby Road, Bird-In-Hand, Pa. on Tuesday, August 31, 2004, at 9:00 am. Interment in Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Monday, August 3, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

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