Martin, Alvin Jacob
August 17, 2000 - July 9, 2019
Ashland - Alvin Jacob Martin, age 18, of Ashland, died Tuesday, July 9, 2019.
Alvin was born August 17, 2000 in Northumberland County, Pennsylvania. He enjoyed his job at NeilCo where he worked in customer service and was a member of Clear Creek Mennonite Church, both located in Savannah.
He is survived by his parents: Owen and Ada (Hoover) Martin of Ashland; 3 sisters and a brother: Christina (David) Leid of Wooster, Audrie Martin of Ashland, Annie Martin of Wooster, and Jay Martin of Ashland; paternal grandfather: Alvin Martin of Shiloh; maternal grandparents: Joseph and Margaret Hoover of Pennsylvania; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives, and friends. His paternal grandmother, Ada Martin, preceded him in death.
Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the Clear Creek Mennonite Church, 665 Township Road 1101, Ashland, Ohio 44805, where funeral services will be held on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 10 am. The home ministry will officiate the services with burial following in the church cemetery.
Care for Alvin and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. To share a memory or express a condolence, please visit: www.PenwellTurner.com
Martin, Andrew J., 5, of Oley, died on Thursday, July 11, 2019, as the result of an accident at his residence. Born in West Reading, he was a son of Curvin E. and Debra J. (Hoover) Martin. Andrew's family are members of the Weaverland Conference of Mennonites and attend Walnuttown Mennonite Church, Fleetwood.
SURVIVORS: In addition to his parents, Andrew is survived by his two brothers, Jaaron W. and Joshua D. Martin, both at home. Other survivors include his paternal grandparents, Stanley W. and Lorraine H. (Hoover) Martin, Lititz; maternal grandparents, Harlan W. and Kathryn H. (Good) Hoover, Fleetwood; paternal great grandmother, Martha H. (Hoover) Good, Ephrata; and maternal great grandmother, Lydia B. (Hurst) Hoover, Womelsdorf.
SERVICES: Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at 9:30 a.m. from Walnuttown Mennonite Church, 1219 Pleasant Hill Road, Fleetwood. Interment in Walnuttown Mennonite Church Cemetery. There will be a viewing on Tuesday, July 16, 2019, from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in the church. Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Anna F. Sauder
February 9, 1931 - June 3, 2019
Anna F. Martin of Myerstown, passed away at home on Monday, June 3, 2019. She was born in Lancaster County on February 9, 1931, a daughter of the late Samuel and Fannie Fox Sauder. Anna was the wife of the late Amos H. Martin who passed away in September of 1999.
Mrs. Martin was a member of Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving are children, Louella Oberholtzer and husband Lester of Annville, PA; Clarence Martin and wife Lois of Landisburg, PA; Elizabeth Nolt and husband Eugene of Landisburg, PA; Mabel Brubacker and husband James of Myerstown, PA; Anna Mae Martin and husband Harry of Reinholds, PA; Fannie Burkholder and husband James of Narvon, PA; Linda Martin and husband Curtis of Manheim, PA; Ray Martin and wife Joanne of Myerstown, PA; Amos Martin and wife Cheryl of Myerstown, PA; Lucy Martin and husband Kenneth of Stevens, PA; Landis Martin and wife Denise of Schuylkill Haven, PA; sisters and brother: Lydia Leid of New Holland, PA; Mary Nolt of Leola, PA; Ella Newswanger and husband Harvey of Narvon, PA; Edna Zimmerman and husband David of Ephrata; Edith Newswanger and husband Daniel of Morgantown, PA; Samuel Sauder and wife Bertha of Lewisburg, PA; Emma Zimmerman and husband John of East Earl, PA; sister-in–law; Esther Sauder of Colby, WI; 46 grandchildren and 141 great-grandchildren.
Anna was predeceased in addition to her parents and husband, her brother: David Sauder and 2 great-grandchildren.
Funeral service will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 9:30am in Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 213 Deep Run Rd., Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Thursday from 2pm to 4pm and 6pm to 8pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. KINDLY OMIT FLOWERS.
The Clauser Funeral Home, Schaefferstown is handling the arrangements.
Martin, Anne K. Warner
November 1, 1980 - May 18, 2019
WASHINGTON TWP - Anne K. Martin, 38 of Washington Twp., passed away Saturday, May 18, 2019. She was born on November 1, 1980 in Evanston, IL the daughter of Mark and Linda (Lussman) Warner.
Anne graduated with a double major in chemistry and secondary education from Valparaiso University. She taught at Elk Grove High School and was the remediation director at Duneland School Corporation. Anne was currently assisting with remediation and coaching middle school track at Washington Twp. School, helping run the family farm, Crooked Creek Farms, and was a member of Valparaiso Mennonite Church. Her love for her family, community, and her savior, Jesus, ran deep and she will be greatly missed.
On August 20, 2005, Anne married Nathanael Martin who survives along with their children, Andrew, Rebecca, and James; parents, Mark and Linda Warner; in-laws, Bob and Jean Martin; siblings, Sara (Ken) Chakour and Dave (Heidi) Warner; and numerous extended family and friends.
Visitation will be on Friday, May 24, 2019 from 3:00-7:00 PM at MOELLER FUNERAL HOME, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso with a Memorial Service at Valley Baptist Church 255 Rigg Rd., Valparaiso on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM. Private burial will take place at Hopewell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to the Valparaiso Mennonite Church or Project 143.
Martin, Brooks Richard, beloved infant son of Shane R. and Kelli A. Strickler Martin of Lancaster, died peacefully with his parents by his side on Monday, September 9, 2019 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Surviving in addition to his parents, are maternal grandparents, Richard and Debra Rohrer Strickler of Lititz, paternal grandparents, Glenn and Esther Reiff Martin of New Holland, maternal great grandmother, Helen Rohrer of Lancaster, paternal great grandparents, Lloyd and Lydia Martin of New Holland, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Brooks' funeral service at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM. (Please use EAST ENTRANCE at the church). Friends may visit with the family at the church on Saturday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family in Metzler's Mennonite Cemetery, Ephrata.
Martin, Carl M., 73, Goshen, died 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019 at his home. He was born June 24, 1945 in Goshen to Phares & Alma (Martin) Martin. On Sept. 26, 1967, he married Anna (Garman) Martin and she survives.
Also surviving are 7 children, Eileen (Allen) Ramer, Sheridan, Michigan, Gary (Phoebe) Martin, Goshen, Karen (Cleason) Martin, Goshen, Carl G. Martin Jr., Goshen, Anthony (Marilyn) Martin, Goshen, Catherine (Marvin) Zimmerman, Goshen, Susie May (Jeremy) Weaver, Wakarusa, 29 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, brother, Loren (Pam) Martin and 8 sisters, Irene Schrock, Florence Garber, Ella Burkholder, Harriet (Owen) Knepp, Eva (Allen) Showalter, Anna (Lyle) Stutzman, Vada Martin and Dorothy (Leon) Showalter.
Preceding him in death are his parents and a sister, Gladys Martin.
Carl was the previous owner of Martin Steel and owner of Wakarusa Toy & Bookstore. He was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be at the family residence, 25845 CR 40, Goshen, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2019 and 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. There will be viewing at 9:30 a.m. before the funeral service at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, 2019 at the Old Order Mennonite Church, Goshen. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will be at the Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery.
Martin, Carolyn J. Sauder, 70, of Millersville, died Saturday, August 31, 2019. She was the loving wife of James I. Martin for 51 years. Born in 1949, she was the daughter of Irene (Martin) Sauder of New Holland and the late Leroy H. Sauder. Carolyn was a mother, mail carrier, waitress, greenhouse grower, cabinet maker and EMT volunteer and an active member of Victory Church.
Carolyn raised thousands of monarch butterflies and many blue birds. Her passion for nature and vast knowledge about plants and insects was fully expressed when she was sharing it with others.
Carolyn was an artist who excelled in any creative endeavor she tackled, with an unusual breadth in artistic media. She loved tiny things whether they were caterpillars, flowers, babies or fairy gardens. Carolyn lived the truth that one person can make a difference.
In addition to her husband and mother, she is survived by four children: Renita Leong (Chris), Lititz, Dana Kumar (Pradeep), Millersville, Tanya Martin Nisly (Kevin), Arlington, KS, Andre Martin (Angela), Lancaster: eight grandchildren and three siblings: Leonard Sauder (Rhoda), Bridgewater, VA, Gerald L. Sauder (Julia), Ronks, Gwendolyn Abbs (John "Jack"), Gap.
Carolyn's Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Victory Church, 827 Freedom Rd., Lancaster with Vinnie DePaul officiating. The family will receive friends at the church Saturday from 9:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Carolyn's name may be sent to Hope Family Home, care of HOME International, 755 White Oak Rd., Denver, PA 17517. The Groff-High Funeral Home in New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Clair M., 86, of Lititz, died peacefully on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Pleasant View Retirement Community, Manheim. Born in East Earl, he was the son of the late Charles H. and Lavina G. Martin Martin. He was a 1951 graduate of Manheim High School. Clair was the loving husband of Nancy R. Landis Martin and they observed their 62nd wedding anniversary in January of this year. In his early years Clair was the owner and operator of his own farm in Elizabeth Township; he later was employed in the Maintenance Department at the Mennonite Home. Following retirement Clair worked part time for High Steel as an escort driver in their steel delivery departments. Clair was an active and faithful member of Erb Mennonite Church, Lititz; where he served on the cemetery committee, and was song leader for 40 years. Music was an important part of Clair's life, and he was involved throughout the years with men's chorus with local singing groups: The Cheerful Anthems and Singing Men of Praise. He enjoyed traveling to Camp Hebron and volunteered at the camp for many years. Clair enjoyed hunting and was a member of the Garden Spot Hunting Club.
Surviving in addition to his wife, Nancy, are two sons: Donald L. Martin of Lititz, Robert C. husband of Donna Metzler Martin of Manheim, three daughters: Carol A. Martin, Marilyn K. wife of William Reifsnyder, and Marlene F. wife of Michael S. Zimmerman all of Lititz, eleven grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, two step great-grandchildren, and three brothers: C. Edwin husband of Arlene Martin of York, Melvin J. husband of Mary Ann Martin of Lititz, and Vernon L. husband of Linda Martin of Harleysville. Preceding him in death is a great-granddaughter.
Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Clair's funeral service at the Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, on Friday, November 1, 2019 at 11:00 AM. There will be a viewing at the Erb Mennonite Church on Thursday evening from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM with additional viewing on Friday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Martin, Dale LeRoy
November 26, 1934 - May 4, 2019
Dale LeRoy Martin, age 84, of Goshen, passed away on Saturday, May 4, 2019 at his residence, at 12:22 a.m. He was born on November 26, 1934 in Elkhart County to Lewis and Florence (Ramer) Martin. On October 23, 1955, he married Mable B. (Martin) Martin.
Dale was a lifetime area resident, and a member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church where he served as a deacon for many years.
He is survived by his wife, Mable, children, Sheryl (David) Wenger, Marlette, MI, Rodney (Laura) Martin, Goshen, Donna (Jason) Hoover, Goshen, Berdena (Marlin) Hoover, Elkhart, Burnett (Karla) Martin, Bremen, Karen (Dorvin) Shaum, Nappanee, Jane (Marlin) Shaum, Akron, Glenna (Jeryl) Martin, Spencer, WI, Earl (Angela) Martin, Prescott, MI, Jonathan (Susannah) Martin, Wakarusa, Rosanne (Lonnie) Martin, Elkhart, Keith (Emily) Martin, AuGres, MI, 78 grandchildren, 81 great-grandchildren and two sisters, Rosetta (Clare) Martin, Goshen, Gladys (Joe) Martin, Hayward, WI.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Eldon and Lamar, two grandsons, Justin Hoover and Daniel Shaum, two great-grandchildren, Trevor Hoover and Sheriana Wenger.
Visitation will be 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Sunday, May 5, 2019 and Monday, May 6, 2019, at RMYC, 24647 CR 44, Nappanee. The funeral service will be 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, Goshen. Home Ministry will officiate. Burial will follow at the Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the CAM, Christian Aid Ministries, Berlin, Ohio.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Martin, David H.
Jan. 26, 1928 - Feb. 21, 2019
David H. Martin, 91, of Chambersburg, PA, passed away Thursday, February 21, 2019 at Menno Village. Born January 26, 1928 in Shippensburg, he was a son of the late Jacob B. and Minnie M. Smith Martin. A farmer early in his life, he was the former owner and founder of David H. Martin Excavating. He also enjoyed time spent as a charter bus driver. Mr. Martin was a member and former trustee of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. He was active with Mennonite Disaster Services and volunteered at Menno Haven. In his later years he enjoyed woodworking.
He is survived by his wife, Thelma L. Witmer Martin, whom he married November 25, 1947; three sons, Edwin D. Martin and wife Judith of Fayetteville, Jeryl L. Martin and wife Glenda, and David Henry Martin and wife Janet, all of Shippensburg; his daughter, Charlene Gingrich and husband Brian of Chambersburg; twelve grandchildren; and eighteen great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Mary Baer of Chambersburg. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Luella Shank and Martha Witmer; a brother, Rev. Paul Martin; and a son-in-law, David Gingrich.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, 1800 Philadelphia Avenue, Chambersburg, PA. Rev. Vernon Isner and Rev. Ronald Cook will officiate. Private interment will be in the Chambersburg Mennonite Church Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Thomas L. Geisel Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 333 Falling Spring Road, Chambersburg, PA and from 10:00-11:00 AM Thursday at the church.
Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to the Menno Haven Benevolent Care, payable to Menno Haven, Inc., c/o Menno Haven Gift Planning Services, 2011 Scotland Avenue, Chambersburg, PA 17201.
Martin, Doreen M. Weaver
August 2, 1964 - May 10, 2019
Bernville - Doreen M. Martin, 54, of Bernville, PA, passed away in her home on Friday, May 10, 2019. She was the wife of Gerald Ray Martin sharing 35 years of marriage. She was born in Narvon, Lancaster County on August 2, 1964, a daughter of Frank N. and Laura M. Weaver of Narvon. Doreen was a member of Bethel Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to her husband and parents are children, Travis Martin and wife Carrie of Bernville, PA; Randall Martin and wife Melita of Bethel, PA; Denise Reiff and husband Curvin of Womelsdorf, PA; Lisa Martin and husband Larry Dean of Richland, PA; Kendra Martin and husband Brian of Memphis, MO; Amy Martin and husband Timothy of Fleetwood, PA; Janessa Nolt and husband Brandon of Denver, PA; Jordan Martin of Bernville, PA; 15 grandchildren; siblings, Gilbert Weaver and wife Karen of Carpenter, WY; Rosalyn Wenger and husband Glenn of Richfield, PA; Kevin Weaver and wife E. Joyce of Richland, PA; Wayne Weaver and wife Esther of Honey Grove, PA; Lorelle Weaver of Narvon, PA; Frank Nevin Weaver and wife Kristina of Narvon, PA.
Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 9:30 am in Bethel Mennonite Church, 231 School Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Tuesday from 1 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. KINDLY OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangement.
Martin, Edgar M., 82, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, at Lancaster General Hospital.
He was born in New Holland to the late Edgar M. and Mary G. (Martin) Martin and was the husband of Arlene G. (Zimmerman) Martin with who he celebrated 60 years of marriage in May.
He was a member of Faith Mennonite Fellowship, Stevens.
Edgar was a farmer and was a truck driver for Stevens Feed Mill.
In addition to his wife, Edgar is survived by five children, Louise, wife of Ernest Hoover of Manheim, Scott, husband of Lydia (Martin) Martin of Missouri, Mary, wife of Paul Zimmerman of Minnesota, Cheryl, wife of Ray Baker of Wisconsin, Ed, husband of Tina (Martin) Martin of Ephrata; 32 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren and five siblings, Arlene Weaver, Lydia Kurtz, Willis Martin, Laura, wife of Frank Weaver, Ray, husband of Elva Martin.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Clarence Lee Martin and two brothers, Clarence and Melvin Martin.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, August 4, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at Faith Mennonite Fellowship, 335 N. Line Road, Stevens. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, August 5, 2019, from 9 to 10 AM at the Martindale (Brick) Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata, followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Edward Z., 70, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2019, at Fairmount Homes. He was born in East Cocalico Twp. to the late Paul B. and Emma H. (Zimmerman) Martin.
He was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conf.). Edward was an assembler for Ray Tech Manufacturing.
Edward is survived by five brothers, Noah Z., husband of Ida (Nolt) Martin of Ephrata, Jesse Z. Martin of Withee, WI, Reuben Z., husband of Esther (Hoover) Martin of El Dorado, MO, John Dan Martin of Ephrata, Eli Z., husband of Ada (Wenger) Martin of Dundee, NY; two sisters, Laura Z. Martin and Emma Z. Martin, both of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Edna (Newswenger) Martin of Shippensburg and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, J. Paul Martin; a sister, Mary Martin and an infant sister, Esther Martin and sister-in-law, Laura (martin) Martin.
A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 20, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Nevin Martin Residence, 991 Fivepointville Road, Stevens. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM at the Nevin Martin Residence, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Martindale Old Order Mennonite Church, 905 Martindale Road, Martindale, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Elias R.
June 19, 1985 - Aug. 21, 2019
Elias R. Martin, age 34, of Goshen, died at 4:47 pm, Wednesday, August 21, 2019 at South Bend Memorial Hospital from injuries received after a fall Monday morning in Culver. He was born June 19, 1985 at home in Goshen to Glenn and Rhoda (Ramer) Martin.
Elias lived his lifetime in this area. He graduated from Willow Springs School. He was a construction worker and a member of Victory Christian Fellowship in New Paris.
Surviving are his parents, Glenn and Rhoda Martin, Goshen; sisters, Maribeth (Laverne) Zimmerman, Carson, City , MI, Dorothy Martin, Goshen, Rosetta (Samuel) Oberholtzer, Wakarusa, Erma (Leander) Martin, Judith (Arlin) Martin, both of Goshen; brothers, Luke (Louise Martin) Martin, Alvin (Waneta Imhoff)) Martin, Leon Martin, Cleason Martin, all of Goshen; and grandmother Erma Martin, Wakarusa. He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Martin; maternal grandparents, Enos and Rebecca Ramer; and paternal grandfather, Walter Martin.
Family and friends may call after 1 pm, Friday, August 23, 2019 at Harrison Christian School, 64784 CR 11, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am, Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Old Order Yellow Creek Church. Burial will be in Old Order Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Martin, Emma N. Martin, 83, of Leola, passed away on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the home of Leon and Anna Zimmerman.
She was born in East Earl Township to the late Rufus M. and Katie (Nolt) Martin and was the wife of the late Warren R. Martin who passed away in 2010.
She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). Emma was a homemaker.
Emma is survived by 13 children, Aaron, husband of Lena (Reiff) Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Lucy, wife of Paul Weaver, Jr., of Lewisburg, Catherine, wife of Edwin Martin of Penn Yan, NY, Lawrence, husband of Doris (Sauder) Martin of Bowmansville, Anna, wife of Leon Zimmerman of Leola, Warren, husband of Norma (Leinbach) Martin of Leola, Eva, wife of Ervin Martin of East Earl, Ruth, wife of Leon Hurst of Thorp, WI, Ella, wife of J. Lloyd Zimmerman of Leola, Emma, wife of Glen Zimmerman of New Holland, Elaine, wife of Lloyd Nolt of Charles City, IA, Vera, wife of Leon Burkholder of Greenwich, OH, Elvin, husband of Anita (Musser) Martin of Mohnton; 102 grandchildren; 96 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Rufus (Katie) Martin of Mifflinburg, Henry (Vera) Martin of Ionia, IA, John (Catherine) Martin of Versailles, MO, Aaron (Nancy) Martin of Fortuna, MO and two sisters-in-law, Lydia Martin of Mifflinburg, Edna Martin of New Holland.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Joshua and three brothers, Ammon, Levi and David Martin.
A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at the residence of J. Lloyd Zimmerman, 117 Peace Road, Leola, PA 17540. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at 9:00 AM at the residence of J. Lloyd Zimmerman with further services at 9:30 AM from the Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Ethel Rosalie Petre, 86, of Boonsboro, Washington Co., MD died November 27, 2019 at the same place from complications of a life lived with the after-effects of polio, which she contracted as a child.
She was born January 2, 1933 at Maughansville, Washington Co., MD to J. Mark and Ada (Risser) Petre. On April 5, 1953 she was married to James S. Martin, who survives.
Surviving are children, Phillip, married to Barbara Mullenex and Emily, married to Gregg Kendall; four grandchildren, and two sisters, Mary Wilfong and Sue Lehman.
A son, James Rodney, married to Miriam Martin, died June 23, 1980, and two sisters, Ellen Martin and Nora DeHart preceded her.
Memorial services were held December 9, 2019 at Paramount Baptist Church, Hagerstown, Washington, MD.
Martin, Eva M., 90, of Ephrata, died Sunday, March 10, 2019 at Fairmount Homes, after a brief illness.
Born in New Holland, she was a daughter of the late Jonas N. and Emma M. (Martin) Martin.
Eva worked in the produce department at Shady Maple Farm Market until her retirement in 2006. She was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.
Surviving are several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a brother-in-law, Leroy Burkholder of East Earl.
Preceding her in death are five brothers, Leroy, Walter, Jonas, Joseph, and Titus Martin; and five sisters, Bertha Nolt, Edna Zimmerman, Emma Newswanger, Lydia Ann Leid, and Verna Burkholder.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 14 at 9 am at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata with further services at 9:30 am at Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Amos G. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 5-8 pm at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
Martin, Fae E. Bornman
June 28, 1947 - December 12, 2019
Fae E. Martin, 72, of Sunbury, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 28, 1947, in Danville, the only daughter of the late Paul and Grace (Fissel) Bornman. She was preceded in death by her spouse, Harry G. Martin, her loving husband of 40 years.
Fae attended school in Beaver Springs.
She was employed as an aide at the Selinsgrove Center until her retirement in 2007.
Fae loved spending time with her numerous friends and family. She especially enjoyed listening to live music and visiting wineries. The main love of her life was her friends and family.
She is survived by a daughter and son-in law, Lisa and Ryan McKinney of Enola; as well as countless friends including her best friend, Patricia Updegraff of Sunbury, who was like a sister to her.
Friends and family are welcome from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, at the V.L. Seebold Funeral Home, 601 N. High St. Selinsgrove, where a memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. with Pastor Kristina Schaeffer officiating.
Burial will be in Snyder's Church Cemetery in New Bloomfield.
Martin, Flora Jean Hostetler
September 29, 1925 - May 31, 2019
Flora Jean Martin, 93, of Orrville and formerly of Kidron, died Friday, May 31, 2019 at her home.
She was born in Farmerstown on September 29, 1925 to James and Gladys (Stoltzfus) Hostetler and married John J. Martin on August 3, 1947. He died April 15, 2010.
She taught 1st grade and Kindergarten classes in Portage and Wayne counties for many years. She united with the Aurora (Plainview) Mennonite church at a young age, later moving to Kidron OH and affiliating with the Pleasant View and Sonnenberg Mennonite churches. She enjoyed music and lent her alto voice to several women's ensembles. She readily offered a listening ear and was a friend and confidant to many over the years.
She is survived by four children, Ron (Geneva) Martin of W. Lafayette OH, Wendell (Daisy) Martin of Wooster, OH, Sharon (Lawrence) Ressler of Harrisonburg, VA and Janis (Craig) Steigauf of Nashville; TN; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Rheta Mae Wiebe of Phoenix, AZ and Caroll June Roth of Millersburg OH.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, June 8th at 2:00 PM at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church near Kidron. There will be a time afterward for reminiscing and refreshment. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
Martin, Flora Jean Hostetler, 93, of Orrville, Wayne Co., OH died May 31, 2019 at the same place.
She was born September 29, 1925 at Farmerstown, Holmes Co., OH to James and Gladys (Stoltzfus) Hostetler. John was born in 1894 and died in 1986. Gladys was born in 1900 and died in 1995.
On August 3, 1947 at Aurora, OH she was married to John J. Martin, who was born December 23, 1921 and died April 15, 2010.
Surviving are children, Ron Martin, Wendell Martin, Sharon Martin Ressler and Janis Martin Steigauf; eleven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Rheta Mae Hostetler Wiebe, and Caroll June Hostetler Roth.
Memorial services were held June 8, 2019 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, Kidron, Wayne Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Glenn F., age 56 years, 5 months, and 16 days, of Shelby, OH, died Tuesday, March 26, 2019 at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center after sustaining accidental head injuries.
He was born on October 10, 1962 in Lancaster, PA, the son of Amos and the late Emma Ruth (Fox) Martin. On October 24, 1985 he married Ruth H. (Leinbach) Martin and she survives along with 7 children: Jeanette (DeWayne) Martin of Plymouth, OH, Matthew (Rosalie Z.) Martin of Willard, OH, Linda (Kevin) Oberholtzer of Shiloh, OH, Amos (Norma S.) Martin, Wesley (Janice M.) Martin, Larry Martin, and Kevin Martin all of Shelby, OH; 13 grandchildren; his father and step-mother: Amos and Esther M. Martin of Pennsylvania; his mother-in-law and father-in-law: Benjamin and Naomi Leinbach of Shelby, OH; 11 siblings: Harold (Etta) Martin, Lois (Titus) Garman, Floyd (Susan) Martin, Jere (Louella) Martin, Ruth (Amos) Zeiset, Nelson (Anna Mae) Martin, Mary Ann (Mark) Martin, Vernon (Lucille) Martin, Luella (Steven) Martin, Larry (Erla) Martin, and Elvin (Miriam) Martin all of Pennsylvania; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives. Glenn's mother, Emma Ruth (Fox) Martin, preceded him in death.
Glenn was a dairy farmer and was a member of the Springmill Mennonite Church of the Groffdale Conference.
Family and friends are welcome on Friday, March 29, 2019 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm at the family home, 6740 Bowman Street Road, Shelby, OH. Morning services will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at the family home prior to funeral services at 9:30 AM at Springmill Mennonite Church, corner of Dininger and Plymouth Springmill Roads. The home ministry will officiate the services with burial being in the church cemetery. Care for Glenn and his family is being provided by the Penwell Turner Funeral Home in Shelby.
Martin, Harvey W., 83, of Bellfonte, PA and formerly of Ephrata, PA, went to be with the Lord peacefully on May 8, 2019 with his son Jeff and daughter-in-law Ruthi by his side after a years long battle with Alzheimer's. Harvey was son of William and Mary Martin, farmers in Ephrata Pennsylvania, parents of sixteen children, and faithful members of the Mennonite church.
From early manhood and after, Harvey stretched his wings far beyond Lancaster County, first taking a job in California, then entering the PAX service in Algeria, France, Belgium, and Morocco. PAX (Latin for peace) was one of the Christian alternative service programs available to conscientious objectors beginning April 1951 in Europe. Through their labor, housing projects began all over Germany and soon the work continued in Algeria, Bolivia, Greece, Paraguay, and other countries. Harvey W. Martin was one of these volunteers.
When Harvey returned from PAX he married Elta Eby in 1965 and they made their home in Ephrata. He continued to stretch his wings beyond Lancaster and became a Christian business man selling eggs to the people of New York City. Sons, Jeff and Tom, joined the family in 1966 and 1967. Tragically Tom was killed at age 16 in an auto accident and Elta died of cancer in 1991. Jeff married Ruth Myers in 1991, just before his mother's death, and they gave Harvey four grandchildren; Johanna, Jacob, Charlotte, and Abigail. Harvey persevered in weekly trips from Ephrata to New York City through good and bad for over 40 years retiring in 2009.
Harvey is preceded in death by his wife Elta, son Tom, father William, mother Mary, brothers John and Paul, and sister Anna. Harvey is survived by his son Jeff; brothers Henry, William, Ivan, Clarence, James, Titus, and David; and sisters Edna, Mary, Martha, and Mabel.
Harvey's favorite Scripture is Isaiah 9:6, "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
Services will be hosted at Indiantown Mennonite Church, 255 Indiantown Road, Ephrata, PA. Celebrate Harvey's life at a memorial gathering Friday, May 17, 6:30 - 8 P.M. The viewing is Saturday, May 18, 9 - 10 A.M. followed by funeral services 10 - 11 A.M, then a gravesite service and luncheon for family and friends.
Martin, Israel S., 90, of Shippensburg, formerly of New Holland, died at home on Sunday, October 13, 2019.
He was the husband of Anna H. Zimmerman Martin. Born in Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Israel M. and Lydia M. Shirk Martin.
Israel was a retired farmer. He was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving besides his wife are three sons, Elmer Z. husband of Ada Hoover Martin of New Holland, Lester Z. husband of Ruth Burkholder Martin of Curtiss, WI and Harold Z. husband of Jane Zimmerman Martin of Dorchester, WI; three daughters, Alda Martin of New Holland, Jane M. wife of Lewis Burkholder of Shippensburg, and Marie M. wife of Elvin Zimmerman of Greenwich, OH; 44 grandchildren, 115 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Esther Weaver of Leola, Eva Oberholtzer of Lititz, and Anna Mae Shirk of Ephrata; a brother-in-law, John Oberholtzer of TN; and three sisters-in-law, Martha Martin of New Holland, Mary Martin of Lebanon County and Alta Martin of Ephrata. He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Carol Burkholder, Jay Elvin Zimmerman and Michael Martin, and by siblings, John Martin, Melvin Martin, Amos Martin, Lucy Martin and Magdalena Oberholtzer.
The Funeral Service will be held on Friday, October 18, at 9:30 A.M. at the New Holland Mennonite (Frame) Church, New Holland, PA with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held on Thursday from 2:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the home of Elmer and Ada Martin. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Martin, Joseph S.
February 22, 1942 - October 29, 2019
Joseph S. Martin, 77, of Port Trevorton, died Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, at home.
He was born on Feb. 22, 1942, in Lancaster County, a son of the late Paul and Della (Stauffer) Martin. On June 27, 1964, he married the former Faye Brubaker, who survives. They were married 55 years.
He was a farmer most of his life and was a member of Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church, Port Trevorton.
In addition to his wife, Joseph is survived by seven sons and their wives, Stanley and Miriam Martin, Lamar and Royal Martin, both of Port Trevorton, James and Lisa Martin of Mount Pleasant Mills, Ronald and Lillian Martin of Port Trevorton, Merlin and Anita Martin of Richfield, Alvin and Emily Martin, Arlan and Tonya Martin, both of Mount Pleasant Mills; also six daughters and their husbands, Kathleen and Chris Weaver of Liverpool, Evelyn and Lewis Brubacker of Mount Pleasant Mills, Lorraine and Earl Auker, Marilyn and Wayne Martin, both of Port Trevorton, Brenda and Brian Sensenig of Vandalia, Ill., and Karen and Richard Stauffer of Richfield; 88 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, four brothers and two sisters-in-law, Frank and Erna Martin of Ephrata, Paul Martin of Selinsgrove, Calvin and Margaret Martin, and Irvin Martin both of Port Trevorton; four sisters and two brothers-in-law, Grace Weaver of Port Trevorton, Alice Stauffer of Mount Pleasant Mills, Elsie and Fred Harris of Colorado and Lilley and Elton Brubaker of Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by a son in infancy; a son-in-law, Rodney Stauffer; four grandchildren; two brothers, Raymond Martin and Leroy Martin; one sister, Martha Martin; and two brothers-in-law, John Stauffer and Eldon Weaver.
Friends and family are invited to the viewing on Friday, Nov. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. and again from 5 to 7 p.m. at the family home, 5006 Hoffer Road, Port Trevorton. Funeral services will be held at noon Saturday, Nov. 2, at the family home with further services at 12:30 p.m. at Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church, Black Woods Road, Port Trevorton.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Martin, Kiana Dawn
June 3, 2017 - May 23, 2019
Kiana Dawn Martin was born on June 3, 2017 on her family farm at Brooten, Minnesota, the daughter of Kelvin and Rosanna Martin. She was a cheerful, little girl who loved her family. Her family loved her dearly and we spent many happy hours enjoying her.
Kiana died on May 23, 2019, from a farm accident at the age of 1 year, 11 months and 20 days.
She is survived by her parents, Kelvin and Rosanna Martin; siblings, Micah 12, Alicia 10, Darin 8, Sherman 7, Janessa 5, and Justin 7 weeks; grandparents, Duane and Shirley Martin of Sauk Centre, MN and Keith and Mary Ann Martin of Sauk Centre, MN; great-grandparents: Clare and Rosetta Martin of Goshen, IN, Orie Miller of Goshen, IN, Mrs. (Leonard) Rhoda Martin of Goshen, IN and Mrs. (Isaac) Florence Kulp of Elkhart, IN; 15 aunts and uncles, and many cousins.
Kiana was preceded in death by her aunt, Lana Martin, and great-grandparents, Anna Miller, Leonard Martin and Isaac Kulp.
Visitation: Sunday, May 26th, 2019 - 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM
Services: Monday, May 27th, 2019 - 10:00AM
Pleasant Ridge Mennonite Church
W9996 Cty. Rd. N
Thorp, WI 54771
Martin, Laura H. Weaver, 97, of Ephrata, passed away on Saturday, September 7, 2019, at Ephrata Manor.
She was born in Stevens to the late Reuben S. and Martha (Horst) Weaver and was the wife of the late Harvey B. Martin who passed away in 2002.
Laura was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church, Stevens. She was a loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, quilting and sewing circle.
Laura is survived by 6 children, Vera, wife of Harlan Zimmerman, Arlene, wife of Edwin Martin, Anna Mae, wife of Ronald Hein, Ivan, husband of Sherry Martin, LeRoy, husband of Theresa Martin, Ethel, wife of Jacob Esbenshade; 12 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 5 step-great-grandchildren; 5 siblings, Elva, wife of Henry Martin, Martha, wife of Menno Hoover, Irene, wife of Aubrey Steffy, Clarence Weaver, and Henry Weaver.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Jean Martin, twin infant grandchildren, a grandson, Terrance Esbenshade, and 11 siblings.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 9 to 11 am at the Harvest Fellowship Church, 34 W. Church Street, Stevens. Funeral services will follow at 11 am, with Pastor Eugene Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the Fairview Cemetery Annex.
Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.
Martin, Lawrence H.
September 17, 1951 - August 13, 2019
Lawrence H. Martin, 67, of Myerstown, passed away on Tuesday, August 13, 2019 in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. He was the husband of Vera Martin Martin with whom he was married to for 46 years.
He was born in Jackson Township, Lebanon County on September 17, 1951, a son of the late Henry and Emma Horst Martin. Lawrence was a farmer and a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.
Surviving in addition to his wife are children, Marlene married to Gerald Weaver of Stevens; Sheila Martin of Morgantown; Emma married to Marvin Weber of Ontario, Canada; Nelson married to Irene Martin of Pine Grove; Wendell married to Marilyn Martin of Pine Grove; seventeen grandchildren; siblings: Marvin married to Esther Martin of NY; Naomi married to Pete Shirk of Denver; Edith married to Aaron Zimmerman of NY; Louella married to Isaac Wenger of Perry Co.; Mary Ann married to Luke Horning of Newmanstown; Alma married to Titus Martin of East Earl; Leroy married to Emma Martin of Denver; Sarah married to Vernon Good of East Earl. He was preceded in death by a son, Nathan Martin; sisters, Verna Brubaker, Laura Groff and brother, Alvin Martin.
Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 at 9:30 am in Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 213 Deep Run Road, Myerstown. Burial in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Monday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon.
PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.
Martin, Leah K. Hursh
October 4, 1946 - December 24, 2019
Leah K. Martin, age 73 years, 2 months and 20 days, of the Town of Mayville passed away on Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at her residence with her family by her side under the tender care of hospice.
Services will be at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at Sunny Ridge Mennonite Church in the Town of Mayville. Her final resting place will be at the church cemetery. Nelson Newswanger, Roy Sauder, Mahlon Shirk and Abner Oberholtzer will officiate. Pallbearers will be Elam Shirk, Adam Martin, Leon Martin and Norman Martin. Visitation will be on Friday, December 27, 2019 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at her residence (W1171 Pine Road).
Leah was born on October 4, 1946 in Lancaster County, PA, the daughter of Joseph F. and Leah Z. (Kilmer) Hursh. She was united in marriage to Melvin M. Martin on May 25, 1967.
Leah is survived by her husband, Melvin M. Martin; her nine children: Miriam H. (Elam) Shirk, Naomi H. (Adam) Martin, Jason H. (Barb) Martin, Joseph H. (Marlene) Martin, Julia H. (Alphonso) Jones, Paul H. (Emma) Martin, Lois H. (Leon) Martin, Dorcas H. (Norman) Martin and John H. (Shawna) Martin; and 42grandchildren. She is further survived by two brothers: Morris M. (RuthAnn) Hursh and Joseph K. (Mary) Hursh; and a sister-in-law, Mabel S. Hursh.
She is preceded in death by two stillborn daughters; her parents: Leah Z. and Joseph F. Hursh and a brother, William M. Hursh.
Martin, Lena H. Kilmer
November 20, 1939 - September 23, 2019
Lena H. Martin, 79, of Middlebury, went to be with her Lord and Savior at 3:04 pm on Monday, September 23, at her residence. She was born on November 20, 1939 in Lancaster, PA, to Ezra and Ada (High) Kilmer. On March 30, 1965 in Goshen she married Clarence M. Martin, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are four sons, Dean K. (Janet) Martin of Middlebury, Olin K. Martin of Elkhart, Floyd K. (Janet) Martin of Allegan, MI, Dewayne K. (Cathy) Martin of Middlebury; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; sister, Erma Frey of Mount Forrest, Canada; two brothers, Ezra Kilmer of Ephrata, PA, Ephraim (Lydia) Kilmer of Penn Yan, NY.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Edna Kulp; brother, Paul Kilmer. Lena was a homemaker and was a secretary for the family business, C&L Well Drilling, Middlebury.
She was a charter member of Roselawn Conservative Mennonite Church and enjoyed crocheting, cooking and flower gardening.
Visitation will be from 2:00 - 4:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, September 27, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, 13513 State Road 4 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, September 28, also at the church. Services will be conducted by the Roselawn Ministerial Team, and Pastor Todd Webb. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, beside the church. Memorials may be given to Galilean Children's Home.
Martin, Lena K. Musser, 95, of Myerstown, PA, passed away in her home on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. She was the wife of the late Lester Zimmerman Martin. She was born in Bowmansville, Lancaster County, on May 28, 1923, daughter of the late Rufus H. and Susie B. Kurtz Musser. Lena was a member of the Mt. Zion Mennonite Church of Weaverland Conference.
She is survived by children, Lloyd M. husband of the late Ruth Z. Hurst Martin of Lebanon; Evelyn wife of David H. Horning of Newmanstown; Leroy M. husband of Miriam Z. Hurst Martin of Lebanon; Mary wife of Elmer H. Reiff of Loysville; Martha wife of Mervin S. Hurst of Seneca Falls, NY; Lester M. husband of Arlene S. Zimmerman Martin of Newville; Fern wife of Mervin N. Hurst of Robesonia; Anna Susan wife of Frank M. Hurst of Lebanon; Leon M. husband of Edith S. Wenger Martin of Lebanon; daughter in law, Arlene S. wife of Kenneth Snyder of Bernville; 67 grandchildren; 293 great-grandchildren; 37 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Rufus K. Musser of Ephrata; Alvin K. husband of Alta Martin Musser of Memphis, MO; brothers-in-law, Harvey Z. Martin of Fleetwood; John D. husband of Nancy Kilmer Zeiset of Memphis, MO. She was preceded in death by a son, Leonard M. Martin; a grandson; two great-granddaughters; a great-great-grandson; four sisters, Verna High, Emma Wise, Orpha Martin, Phoebe Zeiset.
Funeral service will be held on Monday, March 25, 2019 at 9:30 am in Mt. Zion Mennonite Church, 213 Deep Run Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewing on Sunday for 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm AT THE CHURCH. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.
Martin, Leon H., 84, of Lititz, formerly of Leola, died peacefully on Sunday, October 27, 2019 at Brethren Village under the care of hospice. Born in Mount Tabor, he was the son of the late Adam H. and Katie Hornberger Martin. Leon was the loving husband of Lydia Fisher Martin and would have celebrated their 64th wedding anniversary this December 31st.
Leon retired from Millway Home Improvements as a salesman at the age of 65. He was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church. He loved music and was a chorister since he was a teenager. He was a volunteer for Mennonite Disaster Services. He helped build a church in Mexico. Leon constructed a scale model of the Hunsucker Covered Bridge that is displayed at the Mennonite Historical Society. He loved nature, going to the mountains and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Leon loved people and hosted fresh air children and international students over the last 50 years.
In addition to his wife Lydia, he is survived by: sons, Leonard R. husband of Trish Faherty Martin of Conestoga, Lloyd J. husband of Jane Landis Martin of Leola; daughters, Louise K. wife of Lawrence Resh of Willow Street, Lisa Martin of Brownstown, Lynn J. wife of Ben Beiler of Narvon; 16 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; a brother, Galen husband of Barbara Martin of Narvon; sisters, Mildred Kennel of Parkesburg, Arlene wife of Melvin Graver of Lititz, Beatrice Hess of Pequea and Verna wife of Earl Martin of New Holland. He was preceded in death by brothers, Harold, Ervin and Melvin.
Friends at Brethren Village may greet Lydia on Thursday, October 31 from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at Brethren Village Chapel. The funeral will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Rd., Leola at 11:00 am. Viewings will be held on Friday, November 1, 2019 from 6-8:00pm and Saturday 10-11:00 am at the church. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Leonard W., 79, of Ephrata, entered into his heavenly home surrounded by family Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at Wellspan York Hospital.
He was born in Terre Hill to the late Clarence E. and Lydia (Weaver) Martin and was the husband of Annabel F. (Good) Martin with whom he would have celebrated 57 years of marriage on April 7, 2019.
Leonard loved spending time with his family and was an active member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church. He was the owner/operator of L.W. Martin Truck Repair. He was an avid hunter and fisherman, was a member of the Buccaneer Hunting Club, enjoyed short term mission trips, traveling, other cultures and loved meeting new people.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three children, Daryl, husband of Tracy (Wright) Martin of Akron, Keith Martin of Rothsville, Cheryl, wife of Tim Pfautz of Ephrata; nine grandchildren, Tyler, husband of Kendra Martin, Cody, husband of Michelle Martin, Brittany Martin, Moriah, wife of Morgan Stauffer, Teagan, husband of Allie Pfautz, Alaysia Pfautz, Jadon Pfautz, Brasen Pfautz, Sheldon, wife of Devin Kaczynski; five great-granddaughters; six siblings, Leland, husband of Erma Martin, Louise, wife of Leon Kurtz, Eugene, husband of Marilyn Martin, Lois, wife of Lester Weaver, Larry Martin and Lynn, husband of Iliana Martin.
A visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019, from 5 to 8 pm at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional visitation will be held, Monday, April 8, from 9 to 10 am, at the church, followed by his funeral service at 10 am, with Pastor Glenn E. Sauder officiating. Interment will take place in Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Leonard's memory may be made to Global Disciples, 315 West James Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Lester B., 82, of Denver, Pennsylvania, entered into rest peacefully at his residence, on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.
Lester was ordained as a minister for Meadow Valley Mennonite Church on December 5, 1961 and ordained as a bishop in the Weaverland Mennonite Conference on June 19, 1991.
He was a partner in John F. Martin and Son's Meats and Martin's Country Market from 1961 to 2017, and also served as company president for over 30 years.
He was the son of the late John F. and Edna (Burkholder) Martin. He was the loving husband of Esther Mae (Musser) Martin with whom he shared 61 years of marriage.
Surviving in addition to his wife are 14 children, Sharon (Lloyd) Weiler of Manheim, Sylvia (Glen) Martin of Narvon, Gerald (Doreen) Martin of Bernville, Joyce (Edward) Good of Memphis, MO, Kenneth (Lucy) Martin of Stevens, Brenda (Dale) Martin of Denver, Shirley Nolt of Bernville, Carolyn (Carl) Fox of Schaefferstown, Christine (Daryl) Hurst of Red Creek, NY, Jay (Regina) Martin of Denver, Curtis (Michelle) Martin of Savannah, NY, Esther (Nevin) Nolt of Denver, Dean Martin of Robesonia, Rose (Jeffrey) Brubaker of Reinholds; 76 grandchildren and 89 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are seven siblings, Nora (Amos) Hoover, Arlene (Earl) Sauder, Elvin Martin, John (Mary Ann) Martin, Amos (Edna) Martin, Ervin (Joyce) Martin, and Anna (Vernon) Weaver.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Weaver and two infant brothers, Franklin and Harold.
A viewing will be held on Monday, April 8, 2019, from 10:00AM to 12:00PM, 1:30 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 8:45 AM at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center with further services at 9:30 AM at the Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, 200 Meadow Valley Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Lewis S., 83, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Fairmount Homes.
He was born in West Earl Township to the late Mahlon W. and Vera K. (Sensenig) Martin.
Lewis was a member of Denver Mennonite Church, Eastern Conference. He had worked at Tyson Foods and Victor F. Weaver.
He is survived by five siblings, Miram Oberholtzer of MO, Laura, wife of LeRoy Martin of Ephrata, Mahlon S. Martin of Manheim, Mervin, husband of Ruth Martin of Lititz, Lawrence, husband of Marian Jane Martin of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Mary Jane Martin of Ephrata and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Martin; a brother-in-law, LeRoy Oberholtzer and a sister-in-law, Erma Martin.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, April 16, 2019, from 5 to 8 PM, at the Farm Crest Chapel and Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, at 9:30 AM, at Denver Mennonite Church, 95 Monroe St., Denver, with Bishop Harold Good officiating. Interment will take place in Meadow Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
The family would like to thank the Farm Crest staff for the compassion and care shown to Lewis the past 18 years.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata
Martin, Lois A. Horst
May 18, 1924 - August 28, 2019
Lois A. Martin, 95, of Shippensburg, PA entered her heavenly home on Wednesday, August 28, 2019. She was born May 18, 1924 in Shippensburg, she was a daughter of the late John W. and Alice E. Frey Horst.
She was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church Shippensburg, PAsince a teenager, where she was head of the church sewing circle. Lois worked alongside her husband on their farm for 43 years. Later in life, she made comforters for the church sewing circle.
Surviving are three sons, Glenn E. (Phyllis) Martin, Rodney L. Martin, all of Chambersburg, and Gerald R. (Betty) Martin, Shippensburg; one daughter, Linda S. (Roger) Martin, Greencastle; six sisters, Ruth Brown, Miriam Lehman, Janet Keener-Barnhart, Thelma Eberly, Edna Eberly, and Joyce Landis; nine grandchildren; 28 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Glenn H. Martin, who passed away September 22, 2005, an infant daughter, Helen Martin; three brothers, Paul, Wayne, and Carl Horst; one sister, Mary Lehman; and daughter in-law, Pam Martin.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, September 4, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Rowe Mennonite Church, with the Rev. John R. Horst, and the Rowe Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in Old Rowe Cemetery. A viewing will be held from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday in the church.
Martin, Mabel N. Martin, 90, of Ephrata, passed away Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Fairmount Homes, Inc.
She was born in Ephrata to the late John N. and Mary (Nolt) Martin and was the wife of the late Titus H. Martin who passed away in 2016.
Mabel was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference). She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Susan, wife of Leroy Martin of Geneva, NY, Curvin, husband of Edith Martin of Memphis, MO, Nelson, husband of Alma Martin of Mount Joy, Nancy, wife of the late Paul Brubaker of Romulus, NY, Titus Jr., husband of Lois Martin of East Earl, Mary, wife of Curvin Good of Narvon, Virginia, wife of Darryl Eberly of Loysville, Rosene, wife of Shelley Musser of Lititz, Sylvia, wife of Cleason High of Ephrata, Arthur, husband of Janice Martin of Lebanon; daughters-in-law, Elaine Martin of Ephrata, Lorraine (Martin), wife of Daniel Faus of Waterloo, NY; 87 grandchildren; 211 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary, wife of the late Melvin Martin of Ephrata.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by five children, Walter and Wesley Martin, infant children, John, Leon and Martha Martin; a granddaughter, Amy High; two great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a brother, Elam Martin; five sisters, Anna Martin, Alta Lehman, Edna Martin, Minerva Horning and Laura Weaver.
A viewing will be held Tuesday, October 29, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 pm, at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Rd, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at 8:45 am, at the Fellowship Center, with further services from Groffdale Mennonite (Frame) Church, at 9:30 am, with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Margaret H. "Maggie", 86 of East Earl, passed away on Friday, April 26, 2019 at Ephrata Hospital.
Born in Caernarvon Twp., she was the daughter of the late Weaver W. and Ruth Hursh Martin.
Maggie was a homemaker and a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.
Surviving are sister-in-laws, Lydia Ann Martin, Mary Martin, and Elsie Martin; and nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by brothers, Joseph, Daniel, Paul, John and Weaver Martin.
A Funeral Service will be held on Monday (TODAY) at 1:30 P.M. at the Weaverland Mennonite Church (Frame) with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. A viewing will be held at the church prior to the burial. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Funeral Home, Terre Hill, PA.
Martin, Marlene Joy Heatwole, 57, of Port Republic, passed away Jan. 6, 2019, after a long fight with respiratory illness, and was swept into the realms of glory where she is now effortlessly breathing celestial air.
Mrs. Martin was born Dec. 28, 1961, in Rockingham County and was a daughter of Charles Lee and Doris Marie (Brubaker) Heatwole.
She was a member of the Pike Mennonite Church.
She was a devoted wife and a Rock to her husband, David S. Martin, whom she married on Jan. 14, 1984.
Mrs. Martin was a loving and caring mother to her four children, Ryan Martin of Harrisonburg, Bruce Martin and wife, Beth, of Bridgewater, Daryn Martin and wife, Abigail, of Bridgewater and Angela Martin of Port Republic; a doting grandmother to three grandchildren, Eden Elisabeth Martin, Emmeline Eve Martin and Oliver Graham Martin; and sister to Dawn Rodes and husband, Nelson, of Port Republic, Erma Good and husband, Kervin, of Singers Glen, and Lori Rohrer and husband, Conrad, of Timberville. She was preceded in death by a brother, Jay Brent Heatwole.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. at Pike Mennonite Church with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends Wednesday from 2 until 4 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. at Pike Mennonite Church.
Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.
Martin, Martha M. Hoover
February 26, 1954 - May 1, 2019
Martha M. Martin, 65, of Enterline Road, Watsontown, passed away Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at her home.
Born in Lancaster County on February 26, 1954, she was the daughter of the late Ammon and Annie (Martin) Hoover.
Surviving are her husband, Amos Z. Martin; four sons: Harlan H. Martin and wife Lisa; Daniel H., Amos Z., Jr., and Ray H. Martin, all of Watsontown; seven daughters: Alma H. Martin and husband David of Watsontown; Mary Ann H. Martin and husband Lamar of Turbotville; Rachel H. Martin and husband David of Danville; Susie H. Reiff and husband David; Dorothy H., Rosene H., and Sarah Martin, all of Watsontown; and 19 grandchildren.
Preceding her in death besides her parents was a daughter, Ruth H. Martin who died Jan. 24, 2000.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 to 4 & 6 to 8 PM Sunday at the Martin residence at 1040 Enterline Road, Watsontown where the funeral service will be start Monday at 8:30 AM, then we will proceed to Limestone Mennonite Church, 281 Laidacker Rd., Milton, where a funeral service will be held at 9:30 AM.
Burial will follow in Limestone Mennonite Cemetery, rural Milton.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Brooks Funeral Home and Cremation Svc, PC, 207 Broadway Street, Turbotville.
Martin, Martha M. Nolt, 83, of 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, died Monday, October 14, 2019 at Hershey Medical Center. Her husband, Samuel M. Martin, survives. Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Eli O. and Mattie (Martin) Nolt. She was a homemaker and a member of Pequea Mennonite Church.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by five children: Charlotte married to Elvin Wenger, Ephrata, Debra married to Paul Zimmerman, Ephrata, Daryl married to Marian Martin, Gap, Gladys married to Glen Hurst, Narvon, S. Myron married to Diane Martin, Olar, SC, 23 grandchildren, 72 great-grandchildren, four siblings: Ivan M. married to Mary (Oberholtzer) Nolt, Ephrata, David Nolt, Ephrata, Elizabeth Mae married to Moses N. Good, Mount Joy, Allen M. married to Florence (Horst) Nolt, New Holland. She was preceded in death by six siblings: Titus M. Nolt, Ella M. Nolt, Eli M. Nolt, Martin M. Nolt, John M. Nolt, and Irvin M. Nolt.
Her funeral will be held on Friday, October 18, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. at Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel with further services at 10:00 a.m. at Pequea Mennonite Church with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Loren Nolt, Paul Newswanger and Marlin Zimmerman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel on Thursday from 2- 4 p.m. and 6 – 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Martha Z. Horst, 85, of Mount Joy, passed away on Monday, July 1, 2019, at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was born in East Earl Twp. to the late Mahlon and Alta (Zimmerman) Horst and was the wife of the late Adin H. Martin who passed away in 2016.
She was a member of Clearview Mennonite Church, (Weaverland Conf.), Manheim.
Martha was a homemaker.
Martha is survived by seven children, Erma, wife of Carl Sensenig of Denver, Harlan, husband of Lois (High) Martin of New Washington, OH, Neal, husband of Susan (Martin) Martin of MacIntire, IA, Daniel, husband of Jane (Rutt) Martin of Ashland, OH, Charles, husband of Ruth Elaine (Burkholder) Martin of Loysville, Ralph, husband of Dorothy (Horst) Martin of Elizabethtown, Abner, husband of Ruth (Weaver) Martin of Mt. Joy; a son-in-law, Omar Wenger of Bellingham, MA; 33 grandchildren; 80 great-grandchildren; five siblings, Ruth, wife of Ivan Zimmerman of Ephrata, Milton, husband of Lydia (Weaver) Horst of East Earl, Elizabeth, wife of Raymond Zimmerman of Denver, Vera, wife of Leroy Reiff of New Holland, Edna, wife of Harry Leinbach of MO and a sister-in-law, Fannie Horst of Bowmansville.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Arlene Wenger; 3 grandsons; 5 great-grandchildren and six siblings, Mabel Zeiset, John Horst, Christian Horst, Mahlon Horst, Esther Martin, Luke Horst.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, July 7, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmount Homes, 100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral service will be held on Monday, July 8, 2019 at 9:15 AM at Clearview Mennonite School, 110 N. Esbenshade Road, Manheim with further services at 9:30 AM from Clearview Mennonite Church, 90 N. Esbenshade Road, Manheim with Bishop Melvin Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Mary S. Sensenig, 95, of Fairmount Homes, Ephrata, went to meet her Lord on December 20, 2019. She was formerly of East Earl, and was the much-loved wife of the late Wayne G. Martin, who died in 2016.
She was born in New Holland to the late Elmer and Lizzie (Sauder) Sensenig.
She will be missed by her children: Ruth Ann and her husband David Longacre of Orrstown, PA; Jane and her husband Clifford Hoover of Westbrook, ME; Rhoda and her husband Herbert Mast of Narvon, PA; Janet and her husband David Mast of Elverson, PA; Wayne and his wife Linda (Wise) Martin of East Earl, PA; Richard and his wife Patti (Zeimer) Martin of Denver, PA. She was a loving grandmother to 18 grandchildren and 39 great-grandchildren. Also six siblings: Mabel married to Dwight Doggett, FL, Elmer S. married to Grace Sensenig, Lancaster, Pauline M. Sensenig, Ephrata, Ray S. married to Opal Sensenig, Strasburg, CO, Gail S. married to Carole Sensenig, Ephrata and Vesta A. Watt, Lancaster.
Mary was preceded in death by a grandson, Rodney Mast, a great-granddaughter Charlotte Martin, and by a sister, Esther Sensenig.
Mary, along with her husband, Wayne, ran Martin's Meats and Groceries in Churchtown. She had retired in 1989 after 20 years of service in the Eastern Lancaster County School District cafeteria. She volunteered for over 20 years at Wellspan Ephrata Community Hospital, crocheted for Christian Aid Ministries, and completed a quilt for each of her grandchildren as they graduated from high school.
She was a member of Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community.
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, December 28, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Fairmount Homes Farm Crest Chapel. The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Burial will be private in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery. If desired memorials may be sent to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.
Martin, Megan L.
September 4, 2014 - May 10, 2019
Megan L. Martin of Sauk Centre, died Monday, May 6, 2019, at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis. Her funeral service will be 10:00 am Friday, May 10, 2019, at Faith Mennonite Church in rural Sauk Centre. Burial will be in the church cemetery. A visitation will be held Thursday from 2-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm at St. Francis de Sales Parish center in Belgrade.
Megan Leann Martin was born September 4, 2014, on her family farm near Sauk Centre, MN, the daughter of Rodney and Jennifer Martin. She loved her life on the farm, playing with her little sister, and following dad and mom around on the farm. Megan attended Grove Lake Brotherhood Church where she loved learning about her faith and playing with her friends. In February of 2019, Megan was diagnosed with cancer. She was given the best treatments drs could offer and was able to come home and spend two wonderful weeks at home before she developed an infection and succumbed to it suddenly.
Megan L. Martin died Monday, May 6, 2019, at the age of 4. She is survived by her parents, Rodney and Jennifer Martin; little sister, Janika; grandparents, Edgar and Martha Martin of Brooten, and Gene and Edith Martin of Sauk Centre; great-grandparents, David and Miriam Hoover of Goshen, IN, and Clare and Rosetta Martin of Goshen, IN; 14 aunts and uncles, and 56 cousins.
Megan was preceded in death by her great-grandparents, Henry and Clara Martin and Paul and Anna Martin.
Martin, Neil G., 52, of Manheim passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 30, 2019. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of Mahlon S. Martin of Manheim and the late Erma Garman Martin.
Surviving in addition to his father are seven siblings: Nevin (Suzanne) Martin, Lititz; Nathan (Judith) Martin, Elverta, CA; Nancy (Stephen) Zehr, Croghan, NY; Janice (Nathan) Mast, Dominican Republic, West Indies; Joanne (David) Erb, Lebanon; Joyce (Darnell) Martin, Cambridge Springs; Jeanelle (Gerald) Bicher, Bethel; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Martin.
Immediate family and close friends may call at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Monday, May 6, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM. Interment in White Oak Mennonite Cemetery. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim in charge of arrangements.
Martin, Noah Z., 74, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, September 16, 2019, at home.
He was born in E. Cocalico Twp., to the late Paul and Emma (Zimmerman) Martin and was the husband of Ida M. (Nolt) Martin with whom he shared 51 years of marriage.
He was a member of Muddy Creek Mennonite Church.
Noah was a farmer.
In addition to his wife, Noah is survived by five daughters, Verna, Elsie and Annetta Martin, all of Stevens, Marian, married to Adin Brubaker of Mohnton, Loretta, married to Mark Hoover of Denver; four brothers, Jesse Martin of WI, John Dan Martin of Ephrata, Eli, married to Ada Martin of NY, Reuben, married to Esther Martin of MO; two sisters, Laura and Emma Martin, both of Ephrata; a sister-in-law, Edna Martin of Shippensburg; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Edward and Jay Paul Martin and two sisters, Mary and Esther Martin.
A viewing will be held on Friday, September 20, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 81 Napierville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at 9:00 AM at the late residence with further services at 9:30 AM from Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, 531 S. Muddy Creek Road, Denver, with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorial contributions in Noah's Memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA, 17604.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Paul G., 95, of Denver, PA, formerly of Crest Road, Lititz, peacefully went to be with his Lord and Savior while surrounded by his family on Friday afternoon, February 15, 2019 at the Bob Fryer and Family Inpatient Center of Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy following a brief illness. Born in Ephrata Twp., he was the son of the late Samuel K. and Daisy Getz Martin. He was the husband of Anna S. Horning Martin for 60 years before her passing in 2006.
A dairy farmer, Paul was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church in Lititz.
He is survived by nine children, Leroy, husband of Deborah Gunselman Martin, of Sarasota, FL, Wilmer, husband of Arlene Kreider Martin, of Elizabethtown, Raymond Martin of Leola, Clarence, husband of Thelma Good Martin, of Lititz, Louis, husband of Lois Ann LeFever Martin, of Middletown, Lois, wife of Mahlon Martin, of Denver and with whom he resided, Eleanor, wife of Irvin Martin, of Guatamala, Martha, wife of Jesse Weaver, of Myerstown, Anna, wife of LeRoy Martin, of Ephrata; 31 grandchildren; 49 great grandchildren; three siblings, Emma High of Ephrata, Ella, wife of Adam Oberholtzer, of Blue Ball, and Elizabeth, wife of Luke Snader, of Reinholds; and a sister-in-law, Janice (wife of the late Eli Martin) Martin of Lititz. In addition to his wife and parents, he was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Martin; a grandson, Linford Weaver; and siblings, Wayne, Eli, and Ivan Martin, infant sister Annie Martin, Mary Gerhart, and Edna Hoover.
The family wishes to thank the nurses and staff of Hospice and Community Care for their kind and compassionate care.
A funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, February 21, 2019 at 10:00 AM at New Haven Mennonite Church, 230 Crest Road, Lititz, PA with Amos Hurst, Barry Zeiset, Jeremy Martin, and LeRoy Martin officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining cemetery.
Martin, Paul M., 90, of Lititz, PA passed away peacefully into the loving arms of his Heavenly Father on Friday June 7, 2019 at Landis Homes Retirement Community. He was a loving husband to his wife Betty Neff Martin, for 69 years.
In addition to his wife, Paul is survived by daughters Ruthie, wife of Vernon Martin of Lititz; Janie, wife of Everett Buckwalter of Smoketown; and a son, Doug, husband of Crystal Sweigart Martin of Brownstown; and was preceded in death by daughter Joanne, wife of Dale Buckwalter.
In addition he was blessed to have in his life 9 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren, and one grandson who preceded him in death. Paul was extremely proud to be the patriarch of this entire loving Martin family.
Paul was the son of David H. and Mary W. Martin of New Holland. He is survived by three brothers, Titus Martin of Clymer, NY; Luke Martin of Lititz, PA; and Roy Martin of Indianapolis, IN and was preceded in death by a sister Esther Lee and a brother John Martin.
Paul began life on the family farm until he ventured into the business world in the spring of 1963 at Victor F. Weaver. After 25 years in various leadership roles at Weaver's, he held positions at Conestoga Wood Specialties and Landis Homes Retirement Community. Paul also had a love for volunteer board work. He was actively involved at his home church, New Holland Mennonite for many years as well as (MEDA) Mennonite Economic Development Associates and Bridge of Hope National.
The family would like to express their gratitude and appreciation to the Hospice Home Care Team and the staff of the Hospice Center in Mount Joy as well as the Manheim House Care Team at Landis Homes. The care, grace and love that these people and organizations provided for Paul and his family were truly a gift from God during his last days.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service honoring Paul's life at the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543 on Sunday June 16, 2019 at 4:00pm with Chaplain Anne K. Weaver officiating. Visitation with the family will be held on Saturday June 15, 2019 from 6:00 - 8:00pm in the West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes and from 3:00pm until the time of service on Sunday. In lieu of flowers please make a contribution in Paul's honor to Bridge of Hope National, PO Box 304, Exton, PA 19341 or to Landis Homes Caring Fund, 1001 East Oregon Road, Lititz, PA 17543. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements entrusted to Groff-High Funeral Home of New Holland.
Martin, Paul M., 90, of Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA died June 7, 2019 at the same place. He was born July 5, 1928 to David H. and Mary W. Martin. He was married to Betty Neff, who was born November 18, 1929 and survives.
Surviving are children, Ruthie, wife of Vernon Martin of Lititz, PA; Janie, wife of Everett Buckwalter of Smoketown, PA; Doug, husband of Crystal Sweigart Martin of Brownstown, PA; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; and three brothers, Titus Martin of Clymer NY; Luke Martin of Litiz, PA; and Roy Martin of Indianapolis, IN.
A daughter Joanne, wife of Dale Buckwalter; a sister, Esther Lee a brother, John Martin and one grandson preceded him in death.
Memorial services were held June 16, 2019 at Landis Homes, Lititz.
Martin, Priscilla Ann "Pam" Martin
February 12, 1954 - June 7, 2019
Priscilla Ann “Pam” Martin, 65, Goshen, died 10:50 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2019 at her home. She was born Feb. 12, 1954 in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, to Jacob Daniel & Lydia (Kalous) Martin. On March 21, 1981, she married Loren M. Martin.
Surviving are her husband, Loren, Goshen, daughter, Tiffany Ann Weaver (Joe Yoder), Stone Lake, grandchildren, Jennica Ann Weaver, Jayce Weaver, Princeton Yoder, sisters, Nancy Mae (Donnie) Overholt, Aroda, Virginia, Nettie Jean (Steve) Graber, Richland Center, Wisconsin, Sally Sue (Doug) Wenger, Goshen, Margaret Lois (Richard) Schrock, Blackville, South Carolina, Retha Faye (Mark) Helmuth, Harrisonburg, Virginia, brothers, Willard Joseph (Judy) Martin, Goshen, Kenneth Jacob Martin, Goshen and Oliver Ray Martin, Marshfield, Wisconsin.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Priscilla was a nurse’s aide, homemaker and housekeeper. She was a member of Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church.
Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Sunday, June 9, 2019 & 2-4 & 6-8 p.m. Monday, June 10, 2019 at Cornerstone Mennonite Church, 24546 CR 44, Nappanee. And one hour prior to the 10 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church, 13463 CR 38, Goshen, with burial following at the church cemetery. Pastor Randall Riegsecker & Pastor Steve Graber will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pleasant Grove Conservative Mennonite Church.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Martin, Raymond S.
April 22, 1931 - Aug. 31, 2019
Raymond S. Martin, 88, of Port Trevorton, passed away on Aug. 31, 2019, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Ethan and Alice Martin.
He was born April 22, 1931, in Ephrata, a son of the late Raymond A. and Katie (Stauffer) Martin. He was the husband of the late Edna S. (Zimmerman) Martin.
He was a member of Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church and served as a Minister for the district.
Raymond is survived by his 11 children and their spouses, Clarence and Marilyn Martin of Selinsgrove, Edwin and Miriam Martin of Port Trevorton, Harvey and Teresa Martin of Lewisburg, Eva and Marvin Brubaker, Ethan and Alice Martin all of Port Trevorton, James and Grace Martin of Bainbridge, Ohio, Mary Ann and Phares Martin of Albion, N.Y., Carson and Louise Martin and John and Sharon Martin, all of Selinsgrove, Elizabeth and Kevin Brubacker of Lyndonville, N.Y., and Irvin and Bertha Martin of Medina, N.Y.; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Sally Martin of Bainbridge, Ohio; a sister, Sadie Wanner of Ephrata; two sisters-in-law, Leah Martin and Edith Martin, both of Lancaster County; and many nieces and nephews.
Raymond was preceded in death by a son, Paul Z. Martin; a daughter-in-law, Ida Martin; a grandson; three great-grandsons; two brothers, Daniel Martin and Benjamin Martin, and a brother-in-law, Daniel Wanner.
Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the home of his son and daughter-in-law, Ethan and Alice Martin, 1080 Verdilla Road, Port Trevorton. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the family home with further services at 9 a.m. at Stauffer's Old Order Mennonite Church, 5024 Produce Road, Port Trevorton.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Martin, Roxanne Sauder, 63, of Ephrata, passed away on Monday, February 4, 2019.
She and her husband, Leon R. Martin, would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary in March.
Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Ruth (Sauder) Sauder.
Roxanne was a nurse and retired from Landis Homes in 2015. She was a loving person that never met a stranger. She had an innate ability to connect with people and serve them. She was an active member of Oasis Fellowship and known as a prayer warrior. She demonstrated Jesus to all that she came into contact with on a daily basis.
In addition to her husband, Roxanne is survived by four children, Gerald "Jerry," married to Naomi (Hornberger) Martin, Jennifer, married to Shawn Ramsey, Jessica, married to Adam Ngotngamwong, Jamie Martin, and 15 grandchildren. She is also survived by three siblings, Ray married to Tammy (Mummau) Sauder, Richard "Rick", married to Sharon (Cassel) Sauder, Resie M., married to Leon Ray Martin.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 10, 2019, from 4 to 7 PM at the Dove Westgate Church, 1755 West Main Street, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Monday, February 11, 2019, from 9:30 to 10:30 AM at New Life Fellowship, 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata, followed by a life celebration service at 10:30 AM, with Pastor Chris Leiby officiating. Interment will take place in the Lichty's Mennonite Cemetery.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Martin, Rufus Z.
September 13, 1934 - December 15, 2019
Rufus Z. Martin of Denver, Lancaster County, born Thursday, September 13, 1934, passed away at age 85 Sunday, December 15, 2019 at 8:40 AM at his residence, surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife Lydia M. (Hoover) Martin of Denver and his children: Harvey Martin husband of Irene, of Denver, Benjamin Martin husband of Annie, of Stevens, Jesse Martin, husband of Esther, of Denver, Marion Hoover, wife of Eli, of Denver, Marcus Martin of Denver, Ammon Martin, of Denver, Norman Martin, of Denver, Ella Hoover, wife of Alvin, of Ephrata, Rufus Martin, of Denver, Willis Martin of Denver and Jonas Martin of Louisville, KY, as well as 39 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.
In addition, Mr. Martin is survived by his brothers and sisters: Paul husband of Anna (Hoover) Martin, Amos husband of Florence (Martin) Martin, Sarah wife of Rufus Hoover, Anna wife of David Hoover, Lizzie, wife of Rufus Nolt, Aaron husband of Lizzie (Hoover) Martin, Harvey husband of Lena (Hoover) Martin, and Luke husband of Elva (Hoover) Martin.
Mr. Martin was preceded in death by his parents, Phares S. and Sarah (Zimmerman) Martin, his daughter, Lena Martin, 2 grandchildren, sisters: Lydia Hoover, Mary Hoover, and brothers: Ivan Martin, Phares Martin, Christian Martin, and Clarence Martin.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Martin's viewing, at his late residence, Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 7:30 PM and to his funeral service Friday, December 20, 2019, 11 AM at his late residence. Church service 12:30 PM in Reidenbach Church, Reidenbach Road, New Holland, PA. Burial will be in adjoining church cemetery.
Martin, Sierra Joy
July 1, 2014 - Oct. 1, 2019
Sierra Joy Martin, 5, of Mifflinburg, entered into rest on Oct. 1, 2019, at the Geisinger Medical Center due to a severe asthma attack she suffered on Sunday morning.
She was born July 1, 2014, in Mifflinburg, a daughter of Lenard M. and Regina Elaine (Zimmerman) Martin of Mifflinburg.
Sierra was a happy little girl who was full of life.
Surviving in addition to her loving parents is one brother at home, Skylar Montana Martin; paternal grandparents, Irvin W. and Ester Z. Martin of Mifflinburg; maternal grandparents, Ralph K. and Wilma H. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg; paternal great-grandmother, Mary Z. Martin of Millmont; maternal great-grandparents, Phares L. and Ada B. Zimmerman of Millmont; Daniel M. and Alice Burkholder of Mifflinburg; and numerous, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, followed by the funeral at 10, at the Millmont Mennonite Church, 1250 Millmont Road, Millmont, with the churches home ministry officiating.
Interment will be in the Millmont Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
Martin, Vera Hoover, 88, a resident of Landis Homes, passed away on Sunday, January 20, 2019.
She was the wife of the late Moses H. Martin, who died in 2002. Born in West Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Henry B. and Lizzie Martin Hoover.
Vera was a homemaker and a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church. She was an avid world traveler, enjoyed reading, playing games, and volunteering at Booksavers.
Surviving are three daughters, Maureen Barr of Lititz, Sharon, wife of Richard Lambertson of Lancaster, and Julia, wife of Steve Schnute of Howell, MI; a son, Keith, husband of Melanie Martin of Elizabethtown; a daughter-in-law, Patti, wife of Matthew Brubaker of Ephrata; 21 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson; a sister, Edna Burkholder of Ephrata; and two brothers, Henry, husband of Mabel Hoover, and Raymond Hoover, both of Ephrata. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Scott Martin, sisters, Emma Zimmerman and Mary Martin, brother Clarence Hoover, foster brother Paul Ranck, and a foster sister, Edwina Weaver.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, January 26, at 11:00 A.M. at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2301 Division Highway, Ephrata, PA. The family will greet friends at the church on Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment will be private and held at the convenience of the family in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Vera's memory may be made to Life Connection Mission – Haiti Outreach, 23 Grey Pebble Court, Germantown, MD 20874. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA.
Martin, Vera S. Auker
January 27, 1941 - June 12, 2019
Vera S. Martin, 78, of Port Trevorton, entered into rest on Wednesday, June 12, 2019, at her home. She was the wife of Arthur S. Martin who survives. The couple were married for 58 years at the time of her passing. She was born Jan. 27, 1941, in Ephrata, the daughter of the late John B. and Anna W. (Sensenig) Auker. Vera was a member of Snyder County Mennonite Conference Church-Riverview District, Liverpool.
In addition to her husband, Vera is survived by eight children, Carolyn and Ezra Brubaker of Missouri, Daryl and Mary Ann Martin of Indiana, Pa., Keith and Annie Martin, Teresa and David Martin, Sharon and John R. Martin, Edward Martin, Richard and Christina Martin of New York, and Anthony Martin; 48 grandchildren; and 33 great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, James Auker, Alvin and Mabel Auker, Arlene and Roy Horst, Florence and Lloyd Martin, Mabel Zimmerman, Nora and Roy Brubaker, and John and Nancy Auker; five brothers and sisters-in-law, Erma and Isaac Martin, Arlene Martin, Ernest and Edna Martin, Rachel and David Smoker, and Mae Martin; and many nieces and nephews.
Vera was preceded in death by two grandsons, Calvin Martin and Alan Martin; one brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Edna Auker; one sister-in-law, Ruth Auker; one brother-in-law, Caleb Zimmerman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Nevin and Mary Martin, Roy and Eva Martin, and Lester and Gladys Martin.
Friends and family are invited to the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. and from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the home of Stephen and Lucille Martin, 464 Hill Top Road, Port Trevorton. Funeral services will be held at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 17, at the family home, 534 Hill Top Road, Port Trevorton, with further services at 9 a.m. at Snyder County Mennonite Conference Church-Riverview District, Oriental Road and Old Trail Road, Liverpool.
Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
The George P. Garman Funeral Homes Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills have been entrusted with the arrangements.
Martin, Verla Jean Wenger
October 21, 1925 - July 3, 2019
Verla Jean (Wenger) Martin, of Wakarusa, Indiana, passed peacefully on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019, surrounded by loved ones at the home of Brenda Kay, her daughter, in Greenville, Ohio, where she has lived for the last two years. She was 93. Verla was born on October 21st, 1925, in Wakarusa, Indiana, to Enos and Goldie (Miller) Wenger. Verla was a member of the Old German Baptist New Conference Church.
In 1948, she married Harold Ray Martin and together they had five children, Keith Eugene (Elsie) Martin, Nappanee, Karen Sue (Daryl) Oberholzer, Nappanee, Joyce Renee Martin, Indianapolis, Brenda Kay (David) Crist, Greenville, Ohio, Danette Ray (Larry) Martin, Goshen.
Baptized alongside Harold in September of 1951, Verla Jean’s quiet faith was evident throughout her life. Verla Jean devoted her time to family and helping Harold establish Martin’s Custom Butchering in 1967. When not assisting in the butcher shop, Verla Jean dedicated her time to raising their five children, subsequential grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her greatest joy was to gather the family for get togethers that spanned days and resulted in decades of memories. Family members knew to expect calls that began with “I was thinking…” and ended with practical solutions to whatever they were working on. If she knew one of her family members needed help, she showed up, whether it be as small as stopping in to help with laundry, or ensuring their canning days went smoothly. Verla’s love for nature resulted in many moments where young family members were encouraged to “look at the pretty trees,” and to remain present with the family. Her love and attention has impacted each generation and her presence will be greatly missed.
Verla is survived by her five children, thirteen grandchildren, thirty-six great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter and her sister, Edna Faye (Paul) Witmer. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, Harold Ray, her parents, Enos and Goldie (Miller) Wenger, her sister, Evelyn, and grandchildren, Arlen Martin and Twyla Damm.
Visitation and funeral will both be held at Cornerstone Mennonite Church located at 24546 CR 44, Nappanee, Indiana, 46550. Visitation will be Monday, July 8th, 2019, from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The funeral service will be July 9th, 2019, at 10:00 AM. Officiating ministers will be Shane Oberholzer, grandson to Verla, as well as, home ministers Trent Bowman and Donald Peters. Burial will follow at the Yellow Creek Old German Baptist Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to State of the Heart Hospice Darke County.
Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret-Lienhart Funeral Home, Wakarusa, is handling arrangements.
Martin, Willis Harlan, Sr.
October 18, 1926 - May 1, 2019
Willis Harlan Martin, Sr., 92 years, six months and 13 days, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at home.
He was born Oct. 18, 1926, in Ephrata, the son of Daniel B. and Amanda M. Martin. He was married Nov. 27, 1948 to Esther (Weaver) Martin.
Willis moved with his family to Wellsboro, in April of 1967. He was a farmer and enjoyed relating to people. He was a member of the Stony Fork Mennonite Church.
He was preceded in death by six brothers, four sisters and three children, Maynard Luke, Ernest Ray and Lois Eileen, and three great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife, Esther (Weaver) Martin, of Wellsboro; 11 children, Mary Ellen Martin, of Wellsboro, Anna Ruth Halteman (Richard), of Wellsboro, Kenneth J. Martin (Alverna), of Wellsboro, Willis Martin, Jr. (Lois), of Wellsboro, Joanne Martin, of Wellsboro, John Martin (Verna Mae), of Wellsboro, Esther Mae (Dwight) Hooley, of Angels Camp, Calif., Daniel Martin (Marles), of Wellsboro, Carolyn Zimmerman (Clarence, Jr.), of Wellsboro, Janet Sandmann (Jason), of Ephrata, and Joseph Burton, of Morris; 46 grandchildren and 57 great-grandchilidren.
Family and friends are invited to pay their respects Sunday, May 5, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., at the Stony Fork Mennonite Church, 47 Stony Fork School Road, Wellsboro.
Willis' funeral service will be held Monday, May 6, at 10 a.m., at the church, with burial to follow in the Stony Fork Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Ltd., Wellsboro.
Martin, Zelma I. "Zem" Frey, 93, passed away on Thursday August 8, 2019 at the Mennonite Home in Lancaster. She was born in Pettisville, OH to Philemon and Mattie (Wyse) Frey. She graduated as an RN from the La Junta Mennonite School of Nursing in La Junta, CO in 1950. She worked for the School District of Lancaster as a school nurse practitioner at her beloved J.P. McCaskey. She was a member of Akron Mennonite Church.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Clayton H. Martin.
She lived a life full of generosity, music, laughter, service and much love for family and friends.
She is survived by her children Melissa Martin (Keith Frankman) and Sid (Shari) Martin, 4 grandchildren, Matt and Alex Martin, Hannah and Keira Frankman, a great-granddaughter Charlotte Martin, four sisters Fern Schrock, Betty Shenk, Mag Diller and Cara Ulrich and their families.
Mast, Anna Marie Bontrager
April 7, 1944 - September 20, 2019
Anna Marie Mast, 75, of LaGrange, died at 7:00 pm on Friday, September 20 at her residence. She was born on April 7, 1944 in Topeka, to Abraham and Mary Ellen (Frey) Bontrager. On November 8, 1962 in LaGrange, she married Delbert J. Mast; he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband are two sons, Freeman (Martha) Mast of LaGrange, Levi (Louie) Mast of Shipshewana; two daughters, Mary Alice (Lyle) Mast of Shipshewana, Edna Sue (Andy) Mast of LaGrange; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Freeman (Mary Ellen) Bontrager of LaGrange, Menno (LaFonda) Bontrager of Brooklyn, MI, Harley (Tina) Bontrager of Goshen; three sisters, Susie (John) Hostetler of Shipshewana, Elsie Stevens of Elkhart, Mary Etta (Wayne) Miller of Shipshewana; sister-in-law, Zandra Bontrager of Elm City, NC.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a stillborn son and son, Ernest Mast; two grandchildren; brother, Ernest Bontrager; three sisters, Amelia Irene, Alma Arlene, and Lorene Kay Bontrager.
She was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 3:30 pm on Saturday, September 21 and all day Sunday, September 22 at the family residence, 1355 S. 300 W., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, September 23 also at the family residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Richard Bontrager and the home ministers. Burial will be in Beechy Cemetery, LaGrange.
Mast, Dorothy Irene Miller, 88, of Millersburg, Holmes Co., OH died September 18, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster, Wayne Co., OH. (Submission incomplete)
MILLERSBURG - Dorothy Irene (Miller) Mast, age 88, of Millersburg, Ohio passed away, Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 at LifeCare Hospice, Wooster, Ohio following a period of declining health.
Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21st at Martins Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery. Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at Martins Creek Mennonite Church with Jamie Rye officiating. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the church.
Dorothy was born January 30th, 1931 in Protection, Kansas and was the daughter of Howard E. and Nettie V. Miller. On December 8th, 1951 she married Albert Mast Jr. and he proceeded her in death on March 3rd, 1995.
Dorothy was a 1948 graduate of Berlin High School and a 1952 graduate of Aultman’s School of Nursing. She worked many years as an RN in Holmes County. Dorothy was a member of the Millersburg Mennonite Church.
She is survived by four children and their spouses, Brenda (Ron) Clark of Millersburg, Randy (Susan) Mast of Benton, Ohio, Kathy (Rick) Hewit of Seville, Ohio and James (Wanda) Mast of Benton, Ohio; 12 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary (Willard) Umstead of Celina, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Sue Miller of Orrville, Ohio.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Albert; a sister, Gladys (Clyde) Gerber; and her brother, Robert Miller.
Those wishing to share a memory or make online condolences may do so by visiting www.alexanderfhinc.com.
Family suggests that memorial contributions be made to LifeCare Hospice, 1900 Akron Rd., Wooster, Ohio 44691.
Mast, Edwin A.
January 26, 1947 -- March 22, 2019
Edwin "Eddie" A. Mast, 72, of Goshen, died unexpectedly at 5:04 pm on Friday, March 22 at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on January 26, 1947, in Elkhart, to Abe and Ruby (Miller) Mast. On June 12, 1966, in Burton, OH, he married Mary Ellen Miller; she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four sons, Keith (Debra) Mast of Goshen, Darrell (Doretta) Mast, Duane (Beth) Mast both of Millersburg, Brian (Kristen) Mast of Fort Wayne; 14 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; four sisters, Rachel (Ben) Graber of Sarasota, Irene Yoder, Anna Lou (Levi) Helmuth, Marie (Leon) Wengerd all of Nappanee; brother, Levi (Ann) Mast of Fairplay, SC.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roman Mast.
He was a member of Townline Mennonite Church, where he served as an usher. He served on the Advisory Board for the Gospel Express Ministries for many years. He enjoyed attending the Gospel Express Auction in Pennsylvania. He retired from Sorg Dodge in Goshen after working in the service department for 30 years. Eddie loved his family, especially his grandchildren. He liked to golf and go camping with his family.
Visitation will be from 5:00- 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 26 and 2:00- 4:00 and 6:00- 8:00 pm on Wednesday, March 27 at Siloam Fellowship, 61616 CR 35, Goshen. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Thursday, March 28 also at Siloam Fellowship. Services will be conducted by Pastor Dean Yoder. Burial will be in Townline Cemetery,
Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Gospel Express Ministries.
Mast, Esther S. Troyer
December 18, 1929 - June 13, 2019
Esther S. Mast, 89, of Middlebury, died peacefully surrounded by her family at 4:30 pm on Thursday, June 13 at her residence. She was born on December 18, 1929 in Goshen to Seth and Nancy (Miller) Troyer. On June 18, 1950 in Middlebury, she married Melvin I. Mast, he survives.
Survivors in addition to her husband is a son, Lester (Nancy) Mast of Sun City, AZ; two daughters, Joan (Lavern) Beachy, Carolyn (Allen Jerome Neely, significant other) Mast both of Middlebury; four grandchildren, Dustin (Kim) Mast, Anthony Mast, Traci (John) Shupert, Sheri Beachy; two step grandchildren, Troy (Erica) Weaver, Corey (Bobbi) Weaver; six great-grandchildren, Connor, Parker and Cadence Mast, Kailee and Khloe Beachy, Joshua Shupert; three step great-grandchildren; brother, Lloyd (Loretta) Troyer of Middlebury; sister, Edna Hochstetler of Goshen; sister-in-law, Phyllis Troyer of South Bend.
She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Leroy Troyer.
She was a secretary for D & M Construction for 37 years and a homemaker. She was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church and Gideons International. Esther loved spending time with her family and grandchildren, crocheting, quilting and gardening. She and Mel spent 13 years in mission work in Mississippi. She also loved to cook and was
known for her noodles.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Sunday, June 16 and 3:00 - 7:00 pm on Monday, June 17 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Tuesday, June 18 at Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor Ben Shirk and Pastor Nelson Yoder. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen.
Memorials may be given to Gideons International and Mt. Joy Mennonite Church.
Mast, Fanny Bontrager
March 19, 1934-March 23, 2019
Fanny Mast was a woman who brought just the right amount of spice to life. She loved having friends and family empty her cans of peaches, pickles and beets. She believed life was too short to save the good china for special occasions. Christmas and gingerbread cookies were some of her favorite things and she happily told anyone who would listen how to make sure you had just the right amount of sugar in your cup of tea.
Fanny loved being surrounded by family – she was ‘Grandma’ to 14 who never tired of her hugs and time around her table; and, she was ‘Oma’ to 15 great-grandchildren. She spoke her mind freely…and sometimes regretted it, but generally preferred to look ahead rather than dwell on the past.
Fanny was born March 19, 1934, in Goshen. She enjoyed traveling to see new places and visit family – especially in Oregon and Nebraska, but she quite happily made Goshen her home for over 85 years.
In mid-2016 Fanny was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer; she received treatment for this through February 2019. Fanny relied on a strong faith to lift her up throughout her life and assured friends and family that she was ready to meet her Maker. She was at home when she passed away in the early morning hours of March 23, 2019.
Fanny married Henry Mast on July 22, 1956, and he survives. She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Barbara Bontrager; a daughter, Rebecca; and a great-grandson, Jayce. Her sister, Vera, and brother, LeRoy, have also passed away. She is survived by their children and hers – Roy Mast, Barb Schlegel, Grace Carpenter, Jo Taylor, Fred Mast, John Mast, Kay Bigler; along with a sister-in-law, Alma Bontrager; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Fanny was an active member at Waterford Mennonite Church where a Celebration of Life is scheduled for Wednesday, March 27, at 11 a.m.
Visitation will be Tuesday, March 26, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Yoder Culp Funeral Home.
Memorials may be given to Bethany Christian Schools.
Mast, Fanny E. Bontrager, 85, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died March 23, 2019 at the same place. She was born March 19, 1934 at to Fred and Barbara Bontrager. On July 22, 1956 she was married to Henry Mast, who was born April 28, 1933 and survives.
Surviving are children, Fred Mast and John Mast; 14 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren.
Fanny was "Grandma" to 14. Her sister, Vera, and brother, LeRoy, have passed away. She is survived by their children and hers, Roy Mast, Barb Schlegel, Grace Carpenter, Jo Taylor, Fred Mast, John Mast and Kay Bigler, along with a sister-in-law, Alma Bontrager.
A daughter, Rebecca; a sister, Vera; and a brother, LeRoy preceded her in death.
Fanny Mast was a woman who brought just the right amount of spice to life. She loved having friends and family empty her cans of peaches, pickles and beets. She believed life was too short to save the good china for special occasions.
Christmas and gingerbread cookies were some of her favorite things, and she happily told anyone who would listen how to make sure you had just the right amount of sugar in your cup of tea.
Fanny loved being surrounded by family - she was "Grandma" to 14 who never tired of her hugs and time around her table, and she was "Oma" to 15 great-grandchildren.
She spoke her mind freely ... and sometimes regretted it, but generally preferred to look ahead rather than dwell on the past.
She enjoyed traveling to see new places and visit family - especially in Oregon and Nebraska, but she quite happily made Goshen her home for more than 85 years.
Fanny relied on a strong faith to lift her up throughout her life and assured friends and family that she was ready to meet her Maker.
Memorial services were held March 27, 2019 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.
Mast, Harley D.
September 27, 1925 - July 3, 2019
Harley D. Mast, 93, of Goshen, died July 3, 2019, at home.
He was born September 27, 1925 in Topeka to Dan and Lydia (Schrock) Mast.
On December 18, 1947 he married Laura Ellen Miller in Goshen. She died August 27, 1987. He later married Rachel (Mishler) Whitehead on March 20, 1993. She died September 31, 2007.
Survivors include three children, Duane (Diane) Mast of Millersburg, Fern Mast of Goshen and Nancy (Lennis) Troyer of Burr Oak, Michigan; four step-sons, Kirby (Jane), Gary (Barb), Bob and Jim (Sally) Whitehead; two grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six sisters, Anna Miller of Goshen, Mary (Chris) Stoltzfus of Goshen, Edna (Wayne) Schrock of Catlett, Virginia, Wilma Lelek of Opelika, Alabama, Elma (Ervin) Bontrager of Goshen and Fran (Craig) Lucias of Denver, Colorado; and three brothers, Jerry (Edna) Mast of Kokomo, Freeman (Fannie) Mast of Utica, Ohio and Elva (Jean) Mast of Goshen.
Along with his parents and wives, he was preceded in death by a step-daughter, Gayle Anderson and two siblings, Viola Wickey and Henry Mast.
A lifetime area resident, Mr. Mast farmed.
He was a member of Clinton Frame Church where visitation will be held 2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, July 5, 2019, and 9:30 to 10:15 a.m., Saturday. A 10:30 a.m. Saturday funeral service will be conducted at the church with burial following in Clinton Union Cemetery.
Memorials may be given to MCC or Clinton Frame Church.
Mast, Kyle Eugene
July 16, 2019 - July 16, 2019
Kyle Eugene Mast, infant son of LaVon and Karen (Lambright) Mast, of LaGrange was born at 12:08 am on Tuesday, July 16, at New Eden Care Center, Topeka and lived for one hour and thirty seven minutes before passing away at 1:45 am.
Survivors in addition to his parents are grandparents, Ernest and Mary Etta Mast of LaGrange, Vernon and Erma Sue Lambright of Topeka; great grandparents, Glen and Louella Mast of Topeka, Elmer and Katie Mast of LaGrange, Fred and Elsie Yoder of LaGrange; great-grandparents, Orlie and Mary Lambright of Topeka.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Janie Grace Mast.
Visitation will be from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm on Wednesday, July 17, at the Larry Miller residence, 0330 E. 200 S. LaGrange. Funeral services will follow at 1:00 pm at the same residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Marvin Graber. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.
Mast, Larry E.
February 23, 1948 - October 19, 2019
Larry E. Mast, age 71, of Mendon, died October 19, 2019 at his home following a lengthy illness. He was born February 23, 1948 in LaGrange, IN a son of Amos and Amanda (Yoder) Mast.
Larry earned his GED while serving in 1W service in Sarasota, Florida. On January 5, 1979 he married Esther J. Schwartz at Locust Grove Mennonite Church. Larry was a lifelong farmer and member of Calvary Chapel in Sturgis. He enjoyed traveling, playing guitar, and cherished time spent with his grandchildren. He supported missions through short-term building trips and was a member of the Gideon’s International for over 40 years.
Surviving are his wife Esther Mast, Mendon, children Regina (Merlin) Bontrager, Middlebury, Roxanne (Jeff) Stevens, Centreville, Larry Daniel (Danae) Mast, Mendon, and Emily R. Mast, Mendon; 21 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 4 brothers Merv, Maynard, Merl, and Marlin Mast; and sister Karon Graber.
He was preceded in death by his parents and grandson Brett Bontrager.
Relatives and friends will be received Wednesday from 10 am to 7 pm at Calvary Chapel in Sturgis. Religious services will be held 10 am Thursday at Calvary Chapel with Bishop Dana Stauffer officiating.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Gideon’s International. Arrangements are being handled by the Schipper Funeral Home, Colon.
Mast, Linda Marie
September 24, 1973 - September 30, 2019
Miss Linda Marie Mast, 46, of Brooksville, MS passed away Monday, September 30, 2019 at Baptist Memorial GT in Columbus, MS. A funeral service is planned for Thursday, October 3, 2019 at Magnolia Mennonite Church in Macon, MS at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Faith Mennonite Church Cemetery in Crawford, MS. Visitation will be held Wednesday at Faith Mennonite Church from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Memorials may be Das Deutch Clinic, 14567 Madison Rd, Middlefield, Ohio 44062 (ddcclinic.org) or Cohen Syndrome Association, c/o Joann Holdorf, treasurer, 2990 Broxton Lane, York, PA 17402 (cohensyndrone.org) Cockrell Funeral Home is entrusted with arrangements.
Linda Marie Mast was born on September 24, 1973 to Marlowe O. and Ellen Gingerich Mast in Springfield, MO. She and her family moved to South Mississippi in 1981. In 1988, she and her family moved to Brooksville, MS where she resided until her passing. Linda was a joy to her family and everyone around her. She was always happy. Her legal blindness didn’t damper her spirits. Linda loved to have fun, to be around people and having parties. She was so funny and enjoyed making people laugh. Through her simple life, she touched so many people who grew to love her. Linda had an excellent memory and could remember people and names from years ago.
Linda is survived by her parents: Marlowe and Ellen Gingerich Mast of Brooksville, MS; four brothers: Leland (Maria) Mast, Galen (Hope) Mast, Leroy (Tabitha) Mast, and Gregory Michael Mast; 3 nieces, 9 nephews, 1 great nephew and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Mast, Marvin J., age 81, of Etna Green, died at 9:15 p.m., Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at his residence. He was born October 4, 1937 in Milford to John L. and Mary Ann (Burkholder) Mast. On February 26, 1959 he married Sylvia M. Schmucker. Marvin was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He was a lifetime area resident.
He is survived by his wife, Sylvia Mast; children, Rosemary Mast, Etna Green, Lamar Mast, North Webster, Paul Mast, Westville, Linda (Floyd) Hochstetler, Nappanee, Galen Mast, Bourbon; son-in-law, Merle (Kathy) Chupp, Etna Green; daughter-in-law, Anita Mast, Nappanee; 20 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Katie Burkholder , Mary Bontrager; and a sister-in-law, Fern (James) Elliot, Palm Harbor, FL. He was preceded in death by his daughters, Barbara Mast, Carolyn Chupp; sons, Lester, Dennis, and Mark Mast; granddaughters, Julia Chupp, Martha Chupp, and Jocelyn Mast; brothers, Emanuel, Leroy, Willis and Eli Mast; sisters, Emma Lehman-Yoder, Barbara Miller, Gertie Mast; five brother-in-laws; and 2 sister-in-laws.
Family and friends may call after 3 Thursday, February 14, 2019 and all day Friday, February 15th at the Merle Chupp Residence (8200 W. 640 N., Etna Green). Funeral services will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 16th also at the Merle Chupp Residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Graber Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.
Mast, Susan Marie Hostetler
May 30, 1938 - Sept. 1, 2019
Susan Marie Mast, 81, of Harrisonburg, passed away Sunday, Sept. 1, 2019, at her residence. She was a hardworking, determined, courageous, selfless, and loving person overcoming many hardships through her strong faith.
Mrs. Mast was born May 30, 1938, in Holmes County, Ohio, and was a daughter of Jonas and Lizzie Ann (Miller) Hostetler. Throughout her working years, she held various jobs including working as a nurse’s aide, clerk at EMU bookstore, podiatrist assistant, and child care provider. In her heart, she was first and foremost a loving mother and a devoted grandmother whose two most important things in life were her faith and family.
She was a longtime member of Ridgeway Mennonite Church, where she taught children’s Sunday School for many years as well as being involved in many other aspects of church life. She was very passionate about pursuing her relationship with Christ through in-depth Bible Study and prayer.
As she aged, her adventurous spirit continued, exemplified by hiking the entire Virginia portion of the Appalachian Trail, parasailing over the Atlantic Ocean, sledding and riding roller coasters with her grandchildren all while in her 70s. Her hobbies included square dancing, puzzles, hiking, board games, and most of all anything involving her grandchildren.
She is survived by her children, Loren Mast and wife, Keri, of Harrisonburg, and Doris Oberholtzer and husband, Roger, of Broadway; grandchildren, Christopher, Nathaniel, Benjamin, Nicholas Oberholtzer, and Halie, Tyler, Brady Mast; siblings, Malinda, Alma, Dora, Jonas, Sam and Nelson; as well as by many dear and close friends. Susan was preceded in death by her siblings, Erma, Noah, Maylon, Eli, Abe, Polly, and Lizzie Ann.
She was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, at 4 p.m. at Ridgeway Mennonite Church. The burial will be held privately. The family will receive friends from 2:30 until 4 p.m. Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Ridgeway Mennonite Church, 546 Franklin St., Harrisonburg, VA 22801 or to Virginia Mennonite Missions, 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.
Those wishing may share a memory or an online condolence by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.
Arrangements entrusted to McMullen Funeral Home.
Mast, Wilma M. Teuscher
February 28, 1938 - May 17, 2019
Wilma M. Mast, 81, of Middlebury, died Friday, May 17, 2019, at her home.
She was born February 28, 1938 in Pigeon, Michigan to Harry and Lydia (Shetler) Teuscher.
On October 28, 1972 she married Milfred Mast in Pigeon, Michigan.
He survives along with a daughter, Laura Mast of Middlebury; extended Kenyan family, Lorna (John) Kaitei and their children, Natasha, Eliana and Hannah of Chicago, Illinois and Sitatian (Simon) Kaitei and their children, Lesean, Yiantia and Tayiana of Dallas, Texas; a brother, Wayne Teuscher of Fort Wayne; sisters, Carol Beachey Voth of Memphis, Tennessee, Ruth (Bob) Rice of Auburn, Pennsylvania and Pat (Wayne) Gascho of East Earl, Pennsylvania and a brother-in-law, Leroy “Lefty” Miller of Goshen.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marjorie Miller; infant sister; and sister-in-law, Judy Teuscher.
Mrs. Mast was a 30-year attender of Pleasant View Church. She served a year in Germany as a Mennonite trainee. She worked in the claims processing office at Everence, Goshen.
Visitation will be Friday, May 24, 2019, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. and Saturday, May 25, 2019, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at Pleasant View Church. Burial will follow in Pleasant View Cemetery with a memorial service starting at 10:30 a.m. Pastors Tyler Hartford and Ron Diener will officiate.
Memorial gifts may be given to Pleasant View Church or Faith Mission, Elkhart.
Metzler, Mary "Ethel" Yake
December 19, 1923 - July 27, 2019
Mary Ethel Yake was born December 19, 1923, in Scottdale, PA, to Martha Erb Eby Yake and C.F. (Clayton Franklin) Yake, the second of six children. She died on July 27, 2019, in Goshen, Indiana, age 95.
After graduation from Scottdale High School (1941), Ethel studied at Eastern Mennonite College before completing a double major in Chemistry and Religion at Goshen College in 1946. Although accepted at four medical schools, her plan to be a psychiatrist was thwarted by sudden hearing loss. Her scientific curiosity and passion to help others continued to be expressed in myriad ways throughout her life.
After college, Ethel returned to Scottdale to work with her father editing The Youth's Christian Companion at the Mennonite Publishing House. She served as Director of Girl's Camps at Laurelville Church Center, and she was a member of the first national cabinet of Mennonite Youth Fellowship.
On June 10, 1951, Ethel married Edgar Metzler. Their first child, Michael, was born in 1952.
In 1954, they moved to Washington, D.C., where Ed was the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) representative at the National Service Board for Religious Objectors. Ethel managed the MCC Volunteer guesthouse, offering safe haven and counsel to young volunteers. Ethel broadened her art education at D.C.'s galleries and museums, and their second child Mary was born in 1955.
In 1957, Ethel and Ed moved to Canada where Ed was minister of First Mennonite Church of Kitchener, Ontario. In addition to her roles as pastor's wife and deaconess, Ethel worked as a writer and editor for Herald Press as she mothered her growing family. She authored a chapter for the month of April in a book of daily meditations, Breaking Bread Together, entitled "In Praise of Little Things", in which she expressed her unique spirituality and Biblical knowledge by weaving her vivid perceptions of family and natural life into reflections on scripture. Peter was born in 1958, Philip in 1959.
In 1962, the family moved to Akron, PA, where Ed was Director of Peace Section at MCC. Ethel helped train MCC volunteers and continued her writing and editorial work, taught Sunday School, and was a Girl Scout leader. She started wearing "Jackie O" hats to church instead of the customary covering over her neat bun.
She literally let her hair down, when, in 1967, Ed was appointed by the Peace Corps to be a director in Nepal. For Ethel, this was transformational.
Her high school yearbook had described her as one who "seeks unbeaten paths of thinking…original…unpredictable…with poetic, artistic, and musical abilities…to study people is her hobby." Years later, in her PhD application, Ethel reflected:
From 1967 to 1974 our family lived in Nepal, India, Thailand, and Iran. Rich and rewarding, these years permitted me freedom to manage a personal life that incorporated hedonistic goals as well as humanitarian, social, and professional concerns. I traveled, collected, became immersed in Nepali and Indian thought and art, dipped into Indian and Nepali history and religion, worked with women-directed welfare agencies and organizations in Kathmandu and Calcutta, and helped in the training of Peace Corps volunteers and served as a counselor. I taught in the American schools of Kathmandu and Calcutta. As our years in Peace Corps came to an end, my decision to go to graduate school was firmly backed by my husband and family.
Returning to Goshen in 1974, Ethel started graduate studies, receiving an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1976. Additional graduate studies at Purdue University's Family Counseling Program and at Indiana University's Kinsey Institute equipped her for a lifelong practice of individual and family counseling.
Ethel worked at Family Counseling Services in Elkhart, IN, for 12 years, where she developed a program for families who experienced sexual abuse, working with both victim and abuser. Her compassion, skill, and ability helped people to heal and to grow into the fullness of their unique potential. Her leadership and training skills were acknowledged by certification as Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor by the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and as Certified Therapist and Supervisor by the American Association for Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists. She was an inspiration and mentor to many.
From 1989 to 1998, Ethel and Ed returned to their beloved Kathmandu, where Ed was Executive Director for United Mission to Nepal. Ethel continued her work in private practice as psychotherapist and consultant, serving a multi-cultural population of expatriate and Nepalese residents with sensitivity grounded in her faith, and an energetic engagement in the diversity and experience of others.
Ethel delighted in the vibrant food, art, and cultures of Southeast Asia. With openness of heart, curiosity of intellect, and the ability to create beauty in the spaces around her, her home was invitation, respite, and witness to a constant flow of people from all walks of life, belief, and purpose. Her generosity created a safe haven of comfort and pleasure for all who sat in fellowship and conversation around her table.
As a therapist deeply committed to the health and safety of children, Ethel was invited by the Japanese foundation, Arigatou International, to be a consultant at conferences in Japan and Switzerland on the theme, The Welfare of the Child. Through her moral and financial support, she enabled the Nepali translation of the children's book, Take Care With Yourself: A Young Person's Guide to Understanding, Preventing, and Healing From the Hurts of Child Abuse.
Ethel was a member of Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen since 1974. Throughout her life, she was active in Mennonite Church discussions about women's empowerment and human sexuality. She served on the planning committee of the first Women in Ministry conference, on the Listening Committee on Sexuality, wrote for the MCC Women's Concerns Report and edited issues on incest and sexual abuse.
In 2001, Ethel received the Keep the Faith, Share the Peace award from the Mennonite Church USA Assembly. In 2006, she was honored by Goshen College with the Culture for Service Award.
Wherever she lived, Ethel cultivated plants and flowers. She loved walking beaches of the world looking for shells, fossils, and stones worn by water and wind. She always found places to swim, and loved swimming in the ocean beyond the breakers with an elegant and steady stroke. Ethel loved to travel and share her experiences in richly descriptive correspondence valued by family and friends.
Ethel is survived by husband Edgar; children Michael (Maaret Koskenalho, d.); Mary Martha (Gordon Prieb) and their child Eli; Peter (Kathryn Rowedder); and Philip (Sandra Anstaett) and their children Noah, Christopher, and Rachel; and her brothers Stanley and Byron.
Ethel is preceded in death by siblings Lois (Kenagy), Marnetta (Brilhart), and Clayton Paul.
A memorial service will be held 3:00 pm, November 16, 2019, at Assembly Mennonite Church in Goshen, IN. Sharing and supper to follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Central Committee, P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA, 17501, with Relief Kits for Refugees in memo line.
Meyer, Irene L. Beck
March 4, 1930 - August 4, 2019
Irene L. Meyer, 89, of Goshen, died peacefully Sunday, August 4, 2019, at Goshen Hospital with family at her side.
She was born March 4, 1930 in Archbold, Ohio to Solomon and Clara (Roth) Beck.
On October 29, 1950 she married Paul L. Meyer in Archbold. He died November 11, 2002.
Survivors include four children, Karen (David) Riegsecker of Greencastle, Pennsylvania, Linda (Melvin) Meyer-Esh of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Joyce (Fred) Driver of Goshen and Timothy (Carol) Meyer of Columbus; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Doris (Roger) Short of Archbold, Ohio and Richard (Twila) Beck of Hicksville, Ohio.
Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by siblings, Beulah Armstrong, Betty Richer, Ilva Bontrager and Edwin Beck.
A homemaker, Irene was an active member of both Inlet Mennonite and East Goshen Mennonite churches. She attended Pettisville High School.
Visitation will be Sunday, August 18, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1909 S. Main Street, Goshen. A 10:00 a.m., Monday, August 19, 2019, memorial service will be held at East Goshen Mennonite Church, 17861 State Road 4, Goshen.
A private burial will be held at a later date in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Ohio.
Memorial donations may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Greencroft Goshen Foundation.