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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.

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Lambright, Freeman T. ; . . Lambright, Harley T. ; . . Lambright, Virginia Ann “Ginny” ; . . Landis, Anna M. ; . . Landis, Grace H. ; . . Landis, Henry F. ; . . Landis, J. Dale ; . . Landis, John David "JD" ; . . Landis, June Marie Moyer ; . . Lantz, Esther R. Kuhns ; . . Lapp, Martha Anne Miller ; . . Lauver, Angel D. ; . . Lauver, Emma A. Martin ; . . Lederach, Mary Kathryn Slagell ; . . Lee, Robert ; . . Lehman, Elton D. (Dr.) ; . . Lehman, Florence L. Zehr ; . . Lehman, Gladys E. Shetter ; . . Lehman, James Orten ; . . Lehman, Mabel K. Buckwalter ; . . Lehman, Mahlon L. ; . . Lehman, Nola Jean Mullett ; . . Leichty, Mahlon Dean ; . . Leinbach, Nancy H. Nolt ; . . Lemarr, Jeremy R. ; . . Long, Byron Fay ; . . Long, I. Harold ; . . Loucks, LaMar Emerson ; . . Loucks, Lowell K. ; . .

Lambright, Freeman T.

May 11, 1929 - Feb.8. 2016

MIDDLEBURY - Freeman T. Lambright, 86, of Middlebury, died Monday, Feb. 8.

He was born May 11, 1929, to Tobias J. and Elizabeth Lambright.

He married Susan Bontrager. Also surviving are daughters Loretta Lambright, Kathryn (Dale) Hochstetler and Norma (Andrew) Yoder; sons Omer (Elmina), Vernon (Erma), Joe (Linda), Gerald (Joyce), Earl (Susan), Freeman Jr. (Rose), Howard (Ruth) and Dennis (Rosetta) Lambright; 63 grandchildren; 70 great-grandchildren; sister Viola Miller; brother-in-law Eli Miller; sisters-in-law Ada Lambright and Anna Lambright; and brother Harley T. Lambright.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sons, three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, five brothers and two sisters.

He was a retired farmer and worked at Jayco 10 years.

Visitation will be all day Wednesday at the family residence, 11716 C.R. 20, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at the Mike Stoltzfus residence, 11851 C.R. 20, Middlebury. Bishop Robert Mullet will officiate. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 10, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lambright, Harley T.

March 28, 1931 - June 24, 2016

TOPEKA - Harley T. Lambright, 85, of Topeka, died Friday, June 24.

He was born March 28, 1931, in LaGrange County, to Tobe and Lizzie (Troyer) Lambright.

He married Esther Miller. She died May 15, 1987. He later married Ida Miller; she survives.

Survivors also are three daughters, Sadie (Orla) Bontrager, Lydia Sue (Freeman) Yoder, Mary (Willis) Yoder; seven sons, Clayton, Leland, Glenn, David, Stephen, Vernon Lambright and Harley Jr. Lambright; 78 grandchildren; 121 great-grandchildren; and sister Viola (John) Miller.

He was preceded in death by his first wife; parents; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and six brothers.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Saturday, June 25, and all day Sunday, June 26, at the family’s residence, 6375 W. 200 S., Topeka. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 27, also at the family’s residence. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 25, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lambright, Virginia Ann “Ginny”

Dec. 15, 1935 - June 14, 2016

OAKLAND, Calif. - Virginia Ann “Ginny” Lambright, 80, died Tuesday, June 14, following a battle with vascular dementia.

Ginny was born Dec. 15, 1935, in Goshen, to Schuyler and Mary (Fisher) Pletcher.

After graduating from Topeka High School as valedictorian in 1954, she attended Goshen College where she was a member and officer of the A Cappella Chorus, the Education Club, and Home Economics Club. She taught home economics at Goshen High School from 1958 to 1963 and served as a substitute teacher in the Goshen Community School system for many years.

On June 25, 1960, she married James Lambright at Eighth Street Mennonite Church, Goshen. They resided in Goshen for more than 30 years, before moving to a lakefront home in Syracuse in 1992 where she continued to reside after Jim’s death in 2012. She later made her home in Surprise, Ariz., her primary residence. In 2015, when she could no longer live independently, she moved into a memory care apartment in Oakland, close to where her children, Stephen Lambright and Gina Lambright reside.

Ginny was a member of the Eighth Street Mennonite Church in Goshen and a regular member of the choir for many years. When Ginny and Jim moved to Syracuse, they became members of the St. Andrews United Methodist Church where Ginny continued to sing in the choir.

She was an active partner in the family business, Lamson Inc., managing the design, development, and sale of investment properties. Always an active member of her community, Ginny was probably most proud of her work on the Syracuse Park Board, where she helped to lead the effort to build the Syracuse Community Center in 2002.

Her passions were many, but she found her greatest joy in playing her favorite songs on her piano, cooking fabulous meals for her friends and family, running, and water skiing around Syracuse Lake which she continued to do until the age of 77. She also loved playing with her grandchildren, traveling around the world and off-roading through the desert landscapes of Arizona with Jim.

Virginia is survived by her son, Stephen (Vanessa) Lambright of San Francisco; and daughter Gina (John Cheney) Lambright of Piedmont; grandchildren Edan Lambright, Lucas and Bryson Cheney; two sisters, Donna (John) Messer and Karen Honderich; sisters-in-law Janet (Dale) Kanagy, Eloise Sommers, and Wanda (Martin) Brotherton; brothers in-law Richard (Ruthie) Lambright, Robert (Shirley) Lambright, and Vernon (Beth) Lambright; and 22 nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 52 years, James Lambright, her parents, and brothers-in-law, Myron Sommers, David Honderich, and Richard Martin.

A celebration of life is scheduled for July 2. Friends may call from noon until the 1:30 p.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, to support dementia research, memorials may be given to the Brain Support Network , P.O. Box 7264, Menlo Park, CA 94026 or at

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 22, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, Anna M.
, 94, formerly of Rockvale Road, Lancaster, PA died Friday, January 22, 2016 at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA. She was the daughter of the late Aaron L. and Ada Meck Landis and the stepdaughter of the late Anna Kreider Landis.

She was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster where she had participated with the sewing circle.

Anna had a very strong work ethic and had been employed by the former Martin's Butcher Shop, stood at several local market stands, and lastly had been employed by Witmer's IGA in the deli department.

She thoroughly enjoyed her family and friends and is survived by 3 nephews, Carl E. Hoover, Robert L. Hoover, Walter Bowman; a niece Arlene Woods; and extended families.

The family would like to thank both the staff at Landis Homes and Hospice & Community Care for the support and comfort extended to Anna.

Funeral services will be held at Landis Home, East Bethany Chapel, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA on Thursday, January 28, 2016 at 2:00PM. Interment will follow in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. A visitation will be held at the East Chapel from 1:00PM until the time of service. Those whom desire may make contributions in Annas memory to the Landis Homes Sharing Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543. Arrangements entrusted to Murray A. Miller at Reynolds Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Quarryille, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/26/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Landis, Grace H.
, 93, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died July 1, 2016 at the same place.

She was born February, 4, 1923 at Souderton to John M. and Sallie H. (Halteman) Landis. John was born June 7, 1900 and died March 28, 1984. Sallie was born September 26, 1902 and died September 30, 2000.

Surviving are a brother, Henry H. Landis and wife Catherine; and a sister, Verna L. Delp and husband Harley.

A brother, Paul H. Landis preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 6, 2016 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, Henry F.
, 90, of Telford, PA died December 31, 2016. He was born September 2, 1926 at Lower Salford Township to Henry M. and Katie (Frederick) Landis. On March 28, 1948 he was married to Doris M. Halteman, who was born March 23, 1928 and survives.

Surviving are children, Larry & Beverly Landis and Glen & Laureen Landis; six grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Marion James (Robert), and Beulah Haffley.

Two brothers, Ellis Landis and Paul Landis preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 4, 2017 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Michelle _____, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, J. Dale
, 90, of Lititz, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Landis Homes Retirement Community, surrounded by his family. Born in Lititz, he was the son of the late Ira D. and Mabel Book Landis. Dale was the loving husband of Erma V. Martin Landis and they observed their 65th wedding anniversary on April 28th of this year.

Dale farmed the family farm in Manheim Township until the age of 50. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a rural mail carrier in the Lititz area for many years. He enjoyed his real estate job, specializing in selling farms throughout the counties of central Pennsylvania. He was also employed at Fulton Bank as a bank courier until age 87. He was a member of Word of Life Mennonite Fellowship, Lititz, where he was known as the candy man because he faithfully shared candy to all the children. Dale enjoyed visiting and talking with everyone he met. He had a generous heart, and enjoyed giving to church and charities.

Surviving in addition to his wife, Erma, are four daughters: Jean wife of Wally Yordy of Ashley, MI., Josie Swartzentruber of Mt. Vernon, OH., Jackie wife of Carl Sands of Lititz, Janice wife of Floyd Martin, of Womelsdorf; a son, J. Dale Jr., husband of Catherine Landis of Ephrata; a son-in-law, Dwight Herr of Manheim; 17 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Rachel Stahl of Lititz. Preceding him in death is a daughter, Joyce Herr, a son-in-law, Earl Swartzentruber, Jr., a great-granddaughter, Naomi Breitzman, and two sisters Lois Miller, and Faith Landis.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Dale's funeral service at the Millport Mennonite Church, 820 Log Cabin Road, Leola, on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 10:30 AM. There will be a viewing at the Landis Homes WEST BETHANY CHAPEL, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, on Friday, from 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. There will be additional viewing at the Millport Mennonite Church on Saturday morning from 9:30 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Those desiring may send contributions in Dale's memory to Olive Branch Mennonite Missions, 87 Mountain Road, Denver, PA 17517 or Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543.

Intelligencer Journal - 12/6/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Landis, John David "JD"
died unexpectedly on October 25, 2016 in Mobile, AL at the age of 68.

JD is survived by his parents Elvin and Dorothy Landis; wife Mary Kathryn; sons Jeff, Jerry, and Jon; siblings Carolyn, Jay, Ed, Deb, and Kay and nine grandchildren.

JD was born in Lancaster, PA. He graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School in 1965.

He and his high school sweetheart Mary K. moved to Mobile, AL in 1967 for church ministry. He graduated from Mobile College in 1978. JD was an ordained minister that served the Mobile community and beyond for over 49 years. He was a wonderful husband, father, mentor, and friend. He dedicated his life to sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. And sometimes he used words.

Choice Books, We Care, MDS, Good News Fellowship, and Way of Life Community church are just a few of the ministries JD influenced on the Gulf Coast.

A celebration of life service will be held at Grace Fellowship (1412 E Nashville Ave, Atmore, AL) on Saturday, October 29th at 3 PM.

Live streaming and recordings will be available at:

Memorials can be sent to Way of Life Community Church (PO Box 50784, Mobile, AL 36605) and will be distributed among several ministries that were close to his heart.

Intelligencer Journal - 10/28/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Landis, June Marie Moyer

June 6, 1931 - Jan. 15, 2016

GOSHEN - June Marie Landis, 84, of Goshen, passed away Friday, Jan. 15, at the Maples at Waterford Crossing.

She was born June 6, 1931, in Perkasie, Pa., to William H. and Irene (Kulp) Moyer. On May 2, 1953, she married Jacob C. Landis in Blooming Glen, Pa.

He survives along with sons Geoffrey W. (Elizabeth Gunden) Landis of Goshen and Douglas A. (Joy) Landis of Mason, Mich.; and grandchildren Andrew Landis, Allison (Kevin) Revels and Jonathan Landis.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother Orville Moyer.

She attended Goshen College and worked as an assistant in an elementary school library for 14 years. Mrs. Landis moved to Goshen in 2003, coming from North Carolina. She and Jake enjoyed winters in Naples, Fla.

A lifelong talented singer, she was a soloist with church and community choirs. June cherished her family, planning and hosting many gatherings. An avid reader and athlete, she also enjoyed needlework and gardening.

Cremation will take place at Yoder-Culp Crematory and services will take place later.

Memorials may be given to College Mennonite Church or Goshen College Music Department.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 16, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Landis, June Marie Moyer, 84, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died January 15, 2016 at the same place. She was born June 6, 1931 at Perkasie, PA to William H. and Irene (Kulp) Moyer. On May 2, 1953 at Blooming Glen, PA she was married to Jacob C. Landis, who was born January 26, 1931 and survives.

Surviving are children, Geoffrey W. (Elizabeth Gunden) Landis; and Douglas A. (Joy Neumann) Landis; three grandchildren, great-grandchildren.

A brother, Orville Moyer preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 11, 2016 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Diana Hershberger, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lantz, Esther R. Kuhns

Dec. 19, 1939 - Feb. 1, 2016

GOSHEN - Esther R. Lantz, 76, passed away the evening of Feb. 1 surrounded by her family at Greencroft Healthcare into the loving arms of Jesus.

She was born Dec. 19, 1939, in Walnut Creek, Ohio to Albert and Katie (Miller) Kuhns.

On June 29, 1958 she married Glendon "Glen" E. Lantz at North Goshen Mennonite Church, Goshen.

He survives along with two sons, Rodney (JoLisa) Lantz of Shipshewana and James (Jodie) Lantz of Benton; a daughter, Krista (Boyd) Smith of Goshen; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Ernie (Diane) Cross of Wawaka, Howard (Jean) Cross of Nappanee and Edward Kuhns of Anchorage, Alaska.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, William G. Cross, and four brothers, Daniel, Billy Cross Jr., Reuben and Roy Kuhns.

Mrs. Lantz was a very active and involved member of Grace Community Church since 1959. She also was a homemaker and beautician. Her greatest love was for her family.

Visitation will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. Friday funeral service at Grace Community Church, 20076 C.R. 36, Goshen. Pastor Jim Brown will officiate.

Burial will follow at Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be directed to Grace Community Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 3, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lapp, Martha Anne Miller
, 79, of Glendale, AZ died August 1, 2016 at Goshen, IN from a massive brain hemorrhage. She was born November 25, 1936 at Archer, IL to Alvin and Bessie Miller. On June 14, 1958 she was married to Jon Eugene Lapp, who was born February 5, 1938 and survives.

Surviving are children, David Lapp, DeAnne Hill (Dean), and Eric Lapp (Monika); nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and siblings, Mary Curry (Byrl), Carol Merriman (Glen), Roy Miller (Fannie), and Sharon Steinbarger.

Martha was an RN/Home Health Nurse and spent most of her life living and working in Greeley, CO. She and Jon were members of the Lombard Mennonite (IL), the Greeley Mennonite (CO) and the Trinity Mennonite(AZ) churches. She was committed to serving other and in the interest of science and research, she donated her body to the University of Indiana.

Submitted by: Jon Lapp, Glendale, AZ
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lauver, Angel D.
, the newborn daughter of Lamar S. and Dorcas H. (Hurst) Lauver of Bowmansville, Pa., passed away on Monday, May 31, 2016 at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

In addition to her parents, Angel is survived by her brother Thomas F. Lauver, her maternal grandparents, Clair L. and Lorraine (High) Hurst of Kirkwood, her paternal grandparents, David Z. and Erma S. (Shirk) Lauver of Ephrata, her maternal great-grandparents Paul B. and Anna Mary (Weaver) Hurst of Ephrata, her maternal great-grandmother Anna Ruth (Zimmerman) Lauver of Ephrata, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her great-grandparents Elam H. Lauver, Elam S. Shirk, Edna S. (Snyder) Shirk, Aaron N. High, and Anna (Horst) High.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Weaverland Con-ference, 911 Oaklyn Dr., Narvon, PA 17555 with Minister Leon B. Zimmerman officiating. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals of Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/1/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Lauver, Emma A. Martin
, 79, of Ephrata, went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, April 14, 2016, at her home, surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Henry H. Lauver, who died in February 2004.

Born on July 7, 1936, in Ephrata, she was the daughter of the late Moses W. and Mary Elizabeth (Hursh) Martin. She was a member of the Centerville Mennonite Church, Martindale, PA. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed sewing, cooking, gardening and was a faithful friend to many.

Emma is survived by 7 sons, Jason M., husband of Edith (Weaver) Lauver of Shippensburg, James M., husband of Ruth G. (Oberholtzer) Lauver of Lititz, Jerald M., husband of Debbie L. (Weaver) Lauver of Fredericksburg, Henry Jr., husband of Glenda F. (Burkholder) Lauver of Stevens, John M., husband of Joy M. (Freed) Lauver of McAlisterville, Jerry M. Lauver of Ephrata, Jesse M., husband of Elizabeth P. (Harder) Lauver of Barto; 5 daughters, Joy L. Lauver of Mendon, MA, Julia M. Lauver of Ephrata, Emma Jane Ball of Richfield, Janice M., wife of Ernest R. Zimmerman of Auburn, NY, Janetta L. Lauver of Ephrata; 49 grandchildren and 4 step-grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren and 4 step great grandchildren; a brother, Thomas H. Martin of Elizabethtown; 3 sisters, Lydia Jane, wife of Amos H. Martin of Ephrata, Mary Elizabeth Nolt of Ephrata, Mabel S., wife of Glenn Umberger of Myerstown; 2 sister in laws, Vera Martin of Lititz and Anna Mae Martin of Stevens.

In addition to her parents and husband, Emma is preceded in death by a grandson, Nolan Lauver; 9 siblings, Joseph H. Martin, Margaret L. Martin, Paul H. Martin, Virginia H. Weaver, John Henry Martin, Sarah Ellen Weaver, Moses H. Martin, Theodore H. Martin, Ruth Naomi Kurtz.

A viewing will be held on Monday, April 18, 2016, from 1 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm, at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Rd., Ephrata. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, April 19, 2016, at 10 am, at the Centerville Mennonite Church, 201 Sensenig Rd., Ephrata, with the church ministry officiating. Interment will take place in the Centerville Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/16/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Lederach, Mary Kathryn Slagell
, 92, of Lansdale, PA died December 17, 2016. She was born December 1, 1924 at Hydro, Oklahoma to Joseph and Emma (Schantz) Slagell. On September 6, 1952 he was married to Paul M. Lederach, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, John & Judith Styer, James & Louise Lederach, Randall & Deborah Gunden, and Rebecca Lederach; and eight grandchildren.

Two infant siblings, a brother Elmer Slagell, and four sisters Ellen Yoder, Lena Cooprider, Goldie Slagell and Lorene Miller.
preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held January 14, 2017 at Dock Woods Community Chapel, Lansdale, PA with burial in Blooming Glen Mennonite Church Columbarium, Blooming Glen, PA.

Submitted by: Michelle _______, Blooming Glen, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lee, Robert
, 87, of Harrisonburg, VA died February 29, 2016 at the same place from cancer. He was born July 6, 1928 at Portland, OR to Lee Soon and Sue Lin Lee. He was married to Nancy Burkholder, who survives.

Surviving are children, Steven Lee, Suelyn Lee, and Robert Lee.

Founding director of Tokyo Mission Research Institute. Mission worker with Mennonite Board of Missions. Teacher Writer

Memorial services were held March 8, 2016 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.

Submitted by: Sandy Wenger, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lehman, Elton D. (Dr.)

August 19, 1935-October 25, 2016

The final door opened for Dr. Elton D. Lehman, D.O., 81, of Mount Eaton, when he passed away on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at his home.

He was born near Kidron on August 19, 1935 to the late Sylvester A. and Martha (Bixler) Lehman and married Phyllis A. Schloneger on June 15, 1963. She survives.

He was a graduate of Eastern Mennonite High School and Eastern Mennonite University and earned his DO degree in 1963 from Midwest University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following an internship at the former Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital, he practiced family medicine in Mount Eaton from 1964 to 2004. He served on the staff at the former Doctors Hospital from 1964 – 2004 and on its board of trustees. He served as the medical director of Country Lawn Nursing Home for many years and had previously served as a Deputy Coroner for Wayne County.

Dr. Lehman was instrumental in the founding of the first free standing birthing center in the area known as the Mount Eaton Care Center. He served on its board of directors and as its medical director for many years.

He authored and co-authored numerous articles and books related to his rural medical practice in Amish country.

In 1998, Dr. Lehman was recognized as the Country Doctor of the Year by Staff Care, Inc.

He also served on the board for the Wayne County Health Department, William McKinley Mental Health Society, Association of Birth Centers of Ohio, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Wayne and Holmes Counties, Austin Bailey Foundation and the Lighthouse of Hope.

He had served as a councilman for the Village of Mount Eaton from 1973-1984 and as mayor from 1984-1999. He was a charter member and former president of the Mount Eaton-Paint Township Historical Society.

He was a member of the Kidron Mennonite Church and served on numerous short term medical mission trips. He also served as a volunteer at the Viola Startzman Free Clinic.

In addition to wife, Phyllis, he is survived by children, Brenda (the late Dr. John) Benner, Dr. Brent (Claudia) Lehman and Beverly Lehman; grandsons, Andre, Adrien and Aaron Lehman; sisters, Florine (Lester) Yoder, Doris (Dan) Cartwright, Ruth (Roy) Bontrager, Janelle (Gerald) Gould, Carol (Edward) Burkholder, Geraldine (the late Gerald) Mumaw and Elizabeth (David) Wiebe; brothers, Merlin (the late Janet), Larry Lehman and Donald (Ruth) Lehman; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Lehman.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by son-in-law, John Benner; and brother, David Lehman.

Through his passion for medicine and his love of others, Dr. Lehman has donated his body to the Ohio University Medical College. A service to celebrate his life will be held on Saturday at 11:00 AM at the Kidron Mennonite Church, 3987 Kidron Road, Kidron. Friends may call on Friday from 1-3 and 6-8 PM at the church or on Saturday from 9-10:30 AM prior to the service. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is assisting the family with arrangements.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mount Eaton Care Center, P.O. Box 177, Mount Eaton, OH 44659 or the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501 or the Austin-Bailey Health and Wellness Foundation, 2719 Fulton Road NW, Suite D, Canton, OH 44718.

Spidell Funeral Homes, Inc.
Mount Eaton, Wayne Co., OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lehman, Florence L. Zehr
, 84, of Lowville, NY died December 28, 2016 at New Bremen, Lewis Co., NY. She was born December 11, 1932 at Croghan, Lewis Co., NY to David H. and Veronica (Widrick) Zehr. On November 2, 1950 at Lowville Mennonite Church she was married to Daniel S. Lehman, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Sheryl and John Nespor of San Diego, CA; Sue and Kevin Roggie of Lowville; Perry Lehman of Lowville; Cindy and David Lapp of New Bremen; and Mark and Dixie Lehman of Lowville; ten grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Sherwood and Linda Zehr of Black River; Estella Yancey of Florida; Rachael Widrick of Lowville; sisters-in-law, Geraldine Zehr of Castorland; and Janet Zehr of Croghan.

On November 2, 1950, Florence married Daniel S. Lehman at Lowville Mennonite Church, with Rev. Lloyd Boshart officiating. Together with her husband they owned and operated a third-generation dairy farm on the Snell Road from 1961 until retiring in 1995, when they sold the farm to their son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Dixie Lehman. During their time of operation, they were awarded the Lewis County Conservation District's Farmer of the Year honors in 1976.

She is predeceased by her husband, Daniel Lehman; three brothers, Gilbert Zehr, Clifford Zehr, and Henry and his wife Mable Zehr; three sisters and brothers-in-law, Rosella and Walter Thompson, Grace and Elmer Steria, and Eleanor Zehr, who passed away in infancy; a sister-in-law Joan Zehr; and brothers in law, Clyde Yancey and Sherwood Widrick.

Mrs. Lehman was a member of the Lowville Mennonite Church. She was also a faithful participant of Lowville Mennonite Sewing Circle and a dedicated caregiver at Brookside Senior Living Community. She enjoyed sewing, counted cross stitch, gardening, cooking and baking, and most of all, helping others. She lived a life of true service and touched countless lives.

Memorial services were held January 3, 2017 at Lowville Mennonite Church, Lowville, NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, NY.

Submitted by: Sue Boldt, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Lehman, Gladys E. Shetter, 93, passed away on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at Menno Haven Nursing Center, Chambersburg, PA. She was born on December 15, 1922 in Chambersburg, Pa. She was the daughter of the late Benjamin and Margaret (Davis) Shetter.

She was a member of the Marion Mennonite Church. She taught Sunday School for many years and was involved with the Franklin County Sunday School Association held at Caledonia State Park during the summer months. She and her husband enjoyed traveling to Jamaica. She was a homemaker most of her life, and was also employed by H. J. Heinz. She volunteered for many years at the Chambersburg Hospital. Her hobbies included gardening, both vegetable and flowers, collecting dolls, tea cups, H. J. Heinz memorabilia and she enjoyed her grandchildren very much.

She is survived by her husband, Archie H. Lehman of Chambersburg, Pa. They were married April 14, 1945. Also surviving are daughter Julia Hottinger (husband Everette) of Broadway, VA; two sons, Gerald Lehman (wife Joyce), Dale Lehman (wife Diane), both of Chambersburg, Pa. She is survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Lehman; son-in-law Jay Fletcher; her parents; brothers Delbert, Glenn, Huber and Melvin Shetter; sisters Theda Heishman, Savilla Martin; sister-in-laws Alice Lehman and Eva Lehman.

A memorial service will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Marion Mennonite Church, with Chaplains Bob Keener and Vernon Isner officiating. There will be a visitation on Sunday evening, April 3, 2016 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Marion Mennonite Church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made to Franklin Co. Sunday School Association c/o Loraine Whorley, 3236 Horst Lane, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

William Sellers funeral home, Chambersburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH

Lehman, James Orten


James Orten Lehman, 83, a resident of VMRC, passed away on Friday, February 5, 2016.

Jim was born on December 22, 1932 in Wayne County ,Ohio and was the son of the late Willis Albert and Sarean Aldula Amstutz Lehman.

On September 6, 1953, he married the former Dorothy Amstutz who survives. Also surviving are his children: Lynn Lehman and wife Julie, of Stoneville, NC, Orval Lehman of Linville, Gerald Lehman and wife Pam of Dayton, Beverly Baker and husband Chris of Doylestown, PA, and Alan Lehman of Woodstock. Also surviving are grandchildren: Aimee Rosser and husband Chris, Andrea Cox and husband Toby, Bryant Baker and wife Hannah, Seth Lehman and wife Ali, Sara Power and husband Todd, Carissa McDonough and husband Dereck, and Anna Lehman; as well as four great grandchildren.

Also surviving are brothers: Chester and wife Twila, Maurice and wife Carol, John and wife Rozella, Steve and wife Elaine, and sisters: Marjean Lehman, LuAnne Hatter and husband Dennis, brother-in-law Ron Geiser and sister-in-law Ruby Lehman; and many nieces and nephews.

Jim was preceded in death by grandson Elias Lehman and brothers Kenneth, Donovan, and Paul, and sister Bonnie.

A graduate of Eastern Mennonite High School and College, he had a career in teaching and Library Science. He earned a masters degree from Kent State University, was then employed by EMC (now EMU) for 29 years and retired as Director of Libraries in 1998. After retirement he continued to be actively involved at EMU Historical Library/Archives. Throughout his career he researched and wrote 10 Mennonite congregational history books as well as a community history (his first and favorite book), Sonnenberg, A Haven and a Heritage. Additional books include Mennonite Tent Revivals and Mennonites, Amish and The American Civil War (co-authored with Steven M. Nolt). He also contributed to many historical publications and served on numerous historical societies.

Jim and Dorothy enjoyed extensive travel together. They have been long-time active members at Lindale Mennonite Church where they served the Lord in multiple capacities. Jim also volunteered at The International Guest House in Washington DC, Book Savers/Gift & Thrift, and Crossroads Valley Brethren- Mennonite Heritage Center.

Pastors Duane Yoder and Dawn Monger will conduct a memorial service on Saturday, February 13 at 11 a.m. at Lindale Mennonite Church. The family will receive friends on Friday evening February 12 from 6-8 p.m. at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made to EMU Historical Library/Archives: 1200 Park Rd., Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or to the VMRC Good Samaritan Fund: 1501 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be made at McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

McMullen Funeral Home
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Leora Gerber

Lehman, Mabel K. Buckwalter
, 85, of 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, formerly of Martindale, died Sunday, May 29, 2016 at Fairmount Homes. Her husband of 66 years, Luke E. Lehman, survives.

Born in Martindale, she was the daughter of the late Edgar and Sarah (Kurtz) Buckwalter.

Mabel was a homemaker and a factory worker and a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are two children: Brenda married to Gary Burkholder, Akron and Marvin Lehman, TN; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; five siblings: Anna Nolt, Myerstown; Martha married to Titus Nolt, Richland; Nora married to Irwin Martin, Schaefferstown; Elsie married to Benjamin Weaver, New Holland; and Edgar married to Elizabeth Buckwalter, Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by a son, Luke Lehman.

Her funeral will be held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 9 a.m. at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel with further services at 9:30 a.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Church with Bishop Amos G. Martin, Ivan Hurst, Amos K. Martin, and Paul Hurst, Jr. officiating. A viewing will be held on Wednesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/30/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Lehman, Mahlon L.
, 86, of Elizabethtown, PA, peacefully went home to be with his Savior and Lord on Saturday morning, February 6, 2016 at his residence. Born on the family farm in Londonderry Twp., Dauphin County, he was the son of the late George F. and Jennie Longenecker Lehman. He was the husband of the late Ethel Brubaker Lehman who passed in 2005.

The farm on which he was born has been in his family since 1800. He farmed the land and had a registered herd of Holstein cattle until he retired in 1997. Until three weeks prior to his passing, he was still helping his two sons on the farm. Mahlon had a passion for evangelism and was an active member of Elizabethtown Mennonite Church where he served as a trustee and on the cemetery board.

He was a member of the National and Pennsylvania Holstein Associations, the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau, and was a representative for the Brotherly Aid Liability Plan. In addition to traveling with the 40/60 Group, he enjoyed spending time at the family cabin in Snyder County. For the past 10 years, he volunteered weekly at the Material Center at Mennonite Central Committee.

He is survived by five children, Mary Ann, wife of Glen Sauder, of Winchester, VA, Jean, wife of Eldon Showalter, of Waynesboro, Marilyn, wife of Donald Miller, of Elizabethtown, Gerald, husband of Crystal Geyer Lehman, of Elizabethtown, and Galen, husband of Kim Jacobs Lehman, of Elizabethtown; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great grandchildren. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by five siblings, Wayne Lehman, Alice Lehman Gall, Ruth Lehman Givens, Glenn Lehman, and Ammon Lehman.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday afternoon, February14, 2016 at 2:00 PM at Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, 300 South Spruce Street, Elizabethtown. Private interment will be in the Elizabethtown Mennonite Cemetery. The family will receive guests at a viewing at the church on Saturday evening from 6-8:00 PM. They will also receive guests on Sunday afternoon from 1:00 PM until the time of the service.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/8/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Lehman, Nola Jean Mullett

August 29, 1960 - April 3, 2016

Nola Jean Lehman, 55, of Ligonier passed away Sunday, April 3, 2016 at home. She was born on August 29, 1960 to Melvin and Mary Mullett in LaGrange County. She was a member of The Old Order Amish Church.

Nola is survived by her husband, Glen Lehman of Ligonier; her mother, Mary Mullett of Topeka; eight daughters, Stan and Sharon Bontrager of Topeka, Verlin and Marsha Yoder of Shipshewana, Linda Lehman of Topeka, Shem and Norma Miller of Shipshewana, Jerry and Kathryn Schwartz of Goshen, Dave and Rose Schmucker of New Paris, Kenton and Doris Borkholder of Ligonier, and Phillip and Doretta Miller of Ligonier; twenty grandchildren; eight sisters, Perry and Eva Yoder of Middlebury, Ernest and Linda Miller of Ligonier, Waneta Mullett of Millersburg, Kathryn Mullett of Shipshewana, William and Mary Miller of Shipshewana, Vernon and Lorene Miller of Ligonier, Amanda Mullett of Shipshewana, Ida Mullett of Topeka; and five brothers, Larry and Rose Mullet of Burr Oak, MI, Melvin Jr. and Dorene Mullett of Millersburg, Alvin and Esther Mullett of Shipshewana, Dennis and Esther Mullet of Sturgis, MI, and Lonnie and Amy Mullett of Topeka.

She was preceded in death by her father, Melvin Mullett.

Family and friends will be received after 2 PM on Monday, April 4, 2016 and all day Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at the family residence, 4147 W 1100 N, Ligonier, IN 46767.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 6, 2016 at 9:30 AM at the family residence. Burial will follow at Clearspring Cemetery. Pall bearers are Willie R. Miller, Glen Troyer, Marvin Troyer, Willis Miller, Richard Yoder, and Joe Bontrager.

Yeager Funeral Home
Ligonier, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Leichty, Mahlon Dean
, 83, of Kalona, IA died August 30, 2016 at Iowa City, Johnson Co., Iowa from complications following a stroke. He was born March 21, 1933 at Wayland, Henry Co., Iowa to William and Ada Mae (Roth) Leichty. On September 12, 1954 at Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa he was married to Delores Marlene Gnagey, who survives.

Surviving are children, Allen (Merridy) Leichty of Wellman, IA; Deb (Lynn) Hochstetler of Kalona; Carla (Keith) Yoder of Dunlap, IL; and Bev (Jeff) Swartzentruber of Kalona; eleven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Harold and Dean preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held September 3, 2016 at Kalona Mennonite Church, Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Washington Co., Iowa.

Submitted by: Janice Hostetler, Kalona, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Leinbach, Nancy H. Nolt
, 54, of Kempton, Lynn Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 23, 2016, in her residence. She was the wife of Leon H. Leinbach. Born in Ephrata, Lancaster County, she was a daughter of Martin M. Nolt, Ephrata, and the late Lizzie H. (Horning) Nolt. Mrs. Leinbach was a member of Blue Mountain Mennonite Fellowship, New Tripoli. She was a homemaker.

Survivors: In addition to her husband of 34 years, Leon, and her father, Martin, Nancy is survived by six children, Wilmer N., husband of Julie F. (Neuenschwander) Leinbach, New Ringgold, Schuylkill County, Merle E., husband of Marilyn E. (Gingrich) Leinbach, Kempton, Judith N. (Leinbach), wife of Matthew J. Martin, Gleason, Wis., Suzanne N. (Leinbach), wife of Jonathan W. Miller, New Tripoli, Hannah N. Leinbach and Leonard N. Leinbach, both at home; nine grandchildren; four sisters; and one brother.

Services: Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 28, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. from Jacob's Church, 8373 Kings Highway, New Tripoli (Jacksonville). Interment will follow in Blue Mountain Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery, New Tripoli. Relatives and friends may call on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Jacob's Activity Center, located at Jacob's Church. Contributions: Kindly omit flowers. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown is in charge of arrangements. On-line condolences may be recorded at

Published in Morning Call on Nov. 26, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lemarr, Jeremy R.

Aug. 26, 1974 - Jan. 28, 2016

GOSHEN - Jeremy R. Lemarr, 41, died Thursday, Jan. 28, as a result of an auto accident in LaGrange County.

He was born Aug. 26, 1974, in Goshen.

On Sept. 13, 2008, he married Angela Vassar.

She survives along with his parents, Cecil and Janet (Bradley) Lemarr of Goshen; three children, Jeremy Ray Lemarr of Goshen, Zoey Adams of Elkhart and Dezirae Michelle Lemarr of Goshen; and three sisters, Jackie (Dale) Farthing, Carla (Jorge) Munoz and Joan (Emiliano Sr.) Carranza, all of Goshen.

A 1993 graduate of Goshen High School, Jeremy was self-employed. He had been attending College Mennonite Church. Jeremy was amazing and will be loved and missed by everyone.

Services and burial will be at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to his family.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 30, 2016
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Long, Byron Fay
, 90, of Sterling, Whiteside Co., IL died January 31, 2016 at the same place. He was born May 3, 1925 at Sterling, IL to Menno A. and Pearl (Landis) Long. On November 6 1949 at Chadwick, Carroll Co., IL he was married to Elsie Catherine Iben, who was born November 26, 1926 and survives.

Surviving are children, Carol (Calvin) Zehr and Melvin (Vicki) Long; seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and siblings, Vera Allison; Darlene Haak; and Dale (Joyce) Long.

A son, Rick Long preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 20, 2016 at Science Ridge Mennonite Church, Sterling, IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Sue Dirks, Sterling, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Long, I. Harold
, 88, of East Earl, died Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at his home following a brief illness. His wife, Mabel (Hurst) Long, survives. His first wife, Laura Mae (Weaver) Long preceded him in death in 1959. Born in Reading, he was the son of the late Ivan G. and Stella (Weigle) Long.

Harold was employed for more than 40 years at the former New Holland Machine Co., now CNH. He was a member of Lichty Mennonite Church.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by eight children: Patricia (George) Zimmerman, Denver; Julie (David) Risser, Augusta, WI; Lamar (Janice) Long, New Holland; Jerry (Rachel) Long, Mohnton; Lavern (Sharon) Long, Oden, AK; Clair (Barb) Long, New Holland; Nevin (Joyce) Long, East Earl; Lucinda (James) Weaver, Ghana, Africa; a son-in-law Harvey Newswanger, East Earl; 41 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; five siblings: Marian Brown, William Long, Lorraine Maulden, Kenneth Long ,and Donald Long.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Norleen Newswanger, a granddaughter Marlene Newswanger, a brother Robert Paul Long and a sister Dorothy Long.

His funeral will be held on Monday, July 18, 2016, at 10 a.m. at Lichty Mennonite Church, 1690 Union Grove Rd., East Earl. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Sunday from 2 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center, 352 Martindale Rd., Ephrata and at the church on Monday from 9 – 10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers.

The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/15/2016
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Loucks, LaMar Emerson

March 18, 1919 - July 31, 2016

ELKHART — LaMar Emerson Loucks, 97, of Elkhart, died 7:25 a.m. Sunday, July 31 at his home. He was born March 18, 1919, in Wakarusa to Oliver & Anna (Weldy) Loucks. He married Vera Mae (Blosser) Loucks on June 24, 1941. They have been married 75 years.

Surviving are his wife and two children: Loren (Brenda) Loucks, Goshen, Lynn (Carol) Loucks, Elkhart; 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren and two siblings: Kathryn Pletcher, Elkhart and Jim (Sandy) Loucks, Nappanee. Preceding him in death are his parents and siblings, Ruth Miller and Lowell Loucks.

LaMar was a farmer. When he was first married he worked at Wayne Feed Supply and was a herdsman at Elcona Farms. He was a member of Olive Mennonite Church where he served as an usher and steward. LaMar was a charter member of the Baugo Township Fire Department; founder and past-president of the Elkhart County Swine Breeders Association; he served on the Elkhart County SWCD and was Master Farmer in 1994.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Thursday, August 4, at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 CR 3, Elkhart. Pastors Kevin & Sharon Yoder will officiate. Burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Olive Mennonite Church.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 2, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin


Loucks, LaMar, Emerson, 97, of Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN died July 31, 2016 at the same place. He was born March 18, 1919 at Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN to Oliver and Anna (Weldy) Loucks. On June 24, 1941 he was married to Vera Mae Blosser, who survives. They were married for 75 years.

Surviving are children, Loren (Brenda) Loucks and Lynn (Carol) Loucks; nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Kathryn Pletcher and a brother, Jim (Sandra) Loucks.

A sister, Ruth Miller, and a brother, Lowell Loucks preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held August 4, 2016 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery (Olive West).

Submitted by: Dina Miller, Elkhart IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Loucks, Lowell K.

June 11, 1920 - July 14, 2016

ELKHART - Lowell K. Loucks, 96, of Elkhart, died at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, July 14, at his home.

He was born June 11, 1920, to Oliver and Anna (Weldy) Loucks.

He married Evelyn F. (Canen) Loucks on June 15, 1941 and she died Oct. 29, 2005.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Tom) Stutsman of Goshen, three grandchildren, Tim (Jill) Stutsman of Goshen, Anna (John) Rassi of Goshen and Alisa (Ryan) Pickering of Elkhart; eight great-grandchildren, Teagan, Erica, Titus, Bridgette Stutsman, Jayden and Wyatt Rassi, Ashley and Devin Pickering; siblings Lamar Loucks of Elkhart, Kathryn Pletcher of Elkhart and Jim Loucks of Nappanee.

Preceding him in death were his parents, wife, Evelyn and a sibling, Ruth Miller.

Lowell was a farmer and a member of the Olive Mennonite Church, where he served as a trustee. He was on the first fire department of Harrison Township. He was on the advisory board for Harrison Township for more than 50 years. He loved fishing and raccoon hunting.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, and one hour prior to the 11 a.m. service Tuesday, July 19, at Olive Mennonite Church, 61081 C.R. 3, Elkhart. Burial will follow in Olive (West) Cemetery. Pastors Kevin and Sharon Yoder will officiate.

Memorials may be directed to Olive Mennonite Church or Faith Mission, Elkhart.

Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 16, 2016
Submitted By: Thelma Hoover Martin


Loucks, Lowell K., 96, of Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN died July 14, 2016 at the same place. He was born June 11, 1920 at Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN
to Oliver and Anna (Weldy) Loucks. On June 15, 1941 he was married to Evelyn Canen, who died October 29, 2005.

Surviving are a daughter, Sharon (Tom) Stutsman; three grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and his siblings, LaMar (Vera) Loucks, Kathryn Pletcher, Jim (Sandra) Loucks.

A sister, Ruth Miller preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 19, 2016 at Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, IN with burial in the adjoining cemetery (Olive West).

Submitted by: Dina Miller, Elkhart IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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