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Lazarus Project

An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
The Mennonite and other newspapers.  
Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

2021  C to F

Canen, Chloe Arlouise ; . . Champ, Stanley "Joseph" ; . . Christner, Susan I. Martin ; . . Chupp, Lucile June Hoover ; . . Diller, Esther Lehman ; . . Ebersole, Jerry L. ; . . Farmwald, Katherine ; . . Feeg, Helen Z. Martin ; . . Felder, Mary Ruth Boyer ; . . Frey, Beulah "Bea" Hoover Landis ; . . Frey, Erma J. Horning ; . . Frye, Edna Mae Troyer ; . . Frye, Noah H. ; . .


Canen, Chloe Arlouise
December 12, 1916 - April 3, 2021

Chloe Arlouise Canen, 104, of Wakarusa, passed away Saturday, April 3, 2021 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wakarusa. She was born December 12, 1916 in Elkhart County to Alpha and Grace (Blocher) Canen.

Surviving are nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death was her parents and 5 siblings, Edna Schrock, Josephine BeMiller, Robert Canen, Edward Canen and Richard Canen.

Chloe graduate from Wakarusa High School in 1934 and received her Nursing degree from LaJunta in 1947. A year later she then started working at Elkhart General Hospital where she was in charge of a 54 bed ward and helped establish the recovery room and rehabilitation training program so the nurses didn’t have to train their aids. She retired from Elkhart General Hospital after 31 years of service. Her greatest love was being a nurse and helping others.

She enjoyed flower gardens, reading, and embroidery and was a world traveler. Chloe’s biggest joy was entertaining her family, nieces and nephews. It was a privilege to have neighbors, friends and family in her later years to always be available when she needed help and she greatly appreciated that. Chloe was lifetime member of Olive Mennonite Church and was actively involved in her younger years.

The family would like to thank Miller’s Merry Manor for their care of Chloe over the years and especially Kim Perry who was a wonderful friend and caregiver.

Visitation will be 1-2:30 pm Thursday, April 8, 2021 followed by a service at 2:30 pm all at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Lienhart Funeral Home, 117 W. Waterford St., Wakarusa, IN 46573. Burial will follow at Olive (West) Cemetery.
Memorial Contributions can be given to Olive Mennonite Church.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Champ, Stanley "Joseph"
April 2, 1995 - February 27, 2021

Stanley "Joseph" Champ, 25, of Barnett, MO was killed in an automobile accident in Hunt Co. TX early Saturday morning, February 27, 2021, while traveling home to spend the weekend with his family. He was the son of S. Gerald and Janet S. (Hursh) Champ of Scurry, TX.

Since May of 2020, Joseph attended the Osage Mennonite Church ( Barnett, MO) and was a member of the Grays Prairie Mennonite Church (Scurry, TX).

After completing 10th grade at the Grays Prairie Mennonite School, Joseph worked for Porter Bluff Construction for 6 years before moving out of state, first to PA for 2 years, then to MO, to pursue his dream of learning the mechanic trade.

Besides his parents, Joseph is survived by his paternal grandparents, Stanley E. and Mary Alice (Erb) Champ of Hegins, PA and his maternal grandfather, Lester M. Hursh of Ephrata, PA and 5 siblings: Elva Rose, wife of Anthony Seibel of Bridgeton, NH; Owen, at home; Lydia of Pittsgrove, NJ; Melody and Harmony, both at home.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Arlene M. (Sensenig) Hursh.

At the ate of 22, God graciously brought Joseph through 2 brain surgeries. His life was a radiant testimony of God's love and mercy. He enjoyed serving others unselfishly and made friends easily. He will be greatly missed by many friends and relatives.

A visitation will be held at the Grays Prairie Mennonite Church on Wednesday, March 3, from 2-4 and 6-8pm, with the funeral service at 10:00 am on Thursday, followed by a burial in the adjoining cemetery. Kindly omit flowers.

Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Christner, Susan I. Martin
May 30, 1953 - March 8, 2021

Susan I. Christner, 67, of Lowpoint, IL passed away at 6:45 pm on Monday, March 8, 2021 at Unity Point Health-Proctor in Peoria, IL. She was born on May 30, 1953 in Pekin, IL to Orva and Verna (Kennell) Martin. She married Michael W. Christner on September 7, 1985 in Roanoke, IL.

Surviving are her husband, Michael of Lowpoint; sons, Lyndon Christner, Ernie Christner, Matthew Christner, and Christopher Christner all of Lowpoint; sisters, Donna (Leonard) Ulrich of Metamora, Loretta Ulrich of Washburn, and Marilyn Davis of Cazenovia; brothers, John (Ellen) Martin of Tampico, IL and Delmar (Ruthie) Martin of Delavan; sister-in-law, Colleen Martin of Delavan; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Ronald Martin, sister Carol Martin, brother-in-law Karuna Davis, and one niece.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at North Linn Amish Mennonite Church in Roanoke with church ministers officiating. Burial will be in Stewart Harmony Cemetery in Metamora.

Mason Funeral Home, Metamora, IL
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Chupp, Lucile June Hoover
May 9, 1933 - February 23, 2021

Lucile June (Hoover) Chupp, 87, of Mishawaka, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at home, surrounded by her daughters.

She was born May 9, 1933 in Goshen to John Maynard and Mandella (Bachtel) Hoover.

On September 2, 1956, she married Menno L. Chupp at Salem Mennonite Church in New Paris.

She is survived by her children Ronald (Lori) Chupp of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Kenneth (Sandy) Chupp of Warsaw, Indiana; James (Susan) Chupp of Caddo Mills, Texas; David (Heidi) Chupp of Bedford, Texas; Doug (Cindy) Chupp of Millersburg, Indiana; Brenda (Paul) Bertha of Mishawaka, Indiana and Teresa Chupp of Wills Point, Texas; her sixteen grandchildren, Randi Chupp, Andrew Chupp, Karen (Tim) Courliss, Kevin (Jessica) Chupp, Kelli Chupp, Hannah (Hannah) Chupp, Peter (Ariel) Chupp, Bethany (Trent) Lockhart, Elise (Ben) George, Ariel (Taylor) Wogoman, Cally (Tyler) Erb, Rachael Hall, Janae Hall, Nicholas Johnson, Gabrielle Bertha and Devlin Bertha; her twelve great-grandchildren, Vivienna, Briella and Julietta Courliss; Junia Chupp; Elend Chupp; Carsten, Abbigail and Arthur Lockhart, Levi George, Emma Wogoman, Teegan Erb and Michael Howard; a brother, John Hoover of Glen Flora, Wisconsin; and a sister, Ruth (Dale) Patton of New Paris.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by three brothers, Lowell, Norman and Donald Hoover; three sisters, Edith Johns, Miriam Bontreger and Arlene Hershberger; and daughter-in-law Diane Chupp.

Lucile held a number of jobs over the years, including nursing homes, a donut shop and grocery stores.

Lucile’s heart to care for others was visible in a variety of ways. She raised seven children, worked as a nurse’s aide and babysat for dozens of children (including numerous grandchildren). She cheered for her children in countless wrestling matches, football games, track and cross-country meets, plays, concerts and marching band performances, and she continued to be a quiet yet fierce advocate for each child as they grew into adulthood.

Lucile displayed a quiet determination that served her well during busy parenting years as well as later in life, when she did not allow a wheelchair to hinder her activity in her garden or flowerbeds (which she tended and enjoyed) or the kitchen (where her generous and loving heart was often expressed through food).

Lucile’s love for Jesus and faith in Him ran deep over the course of many years. She was a committed member of several church fellowships, including Benton Mennonite Church, Zion Chapel and Voice Ministries.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, February 27, 2021, from 2–6 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, 1911 S. Main St., Goshen, and from 2–3 p.m. on Sunday, February 28, at Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen. A service celebrating Lucile’s life will follow at 3 p.m. at the same location. Pastor Ken Chupp will officiate.

Interment will follow in Yellow Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery in Goshen.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Gospel for Asia or World Missionary Press.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Diller, Esther Lehman
April 14, 1934 - April 25, 2021

Hagerstown, MD - Esther (Lehman) Diller, 87, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Sunday, April 25, 2021, at her home.

Born Saturday, April 14, 1934 in Chambersburg, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter H. Lehman, Sr. and the late Ada Grace (Martin) Lehman.

Esther was a member of Millers Mennonite Church.

She is survived by her husband, Nathan Diller; children, Arnold Diller and wife Esther of New Bethlehem, PA, Ray Diller and wife Carolyn of Smithsburg, MD, Elaine Eshleman and husband Daniel of Waynesboro, PA, Ellen Martin of Waynesboro, PA and Ada Grace Hostetter and husband James of Washington CH, OH; 32 grandchildren; 110 great-grandchildren; siblings, Grace Burkholder of Chambersburg, PA, Sarah Lehman of Chambersburg, PA, Ruth Miller of Hagerstown, MD, Naomi Martin of Flintstone, MD, Marcus Lehman of Mechanicsburg, PA, Miriam Patterson of Orrstown, PA, John Lehman of Chambersburg, PA, and Eunice Esch of Lititz, PA; and a foster sister, Sharon.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Aldus Lehman, Walter Lehman, Jr., and James Lehman; a son-in-law, Lavern Martin; and a great-granddaughter.

Services will be held Friday, April 30, 2021, at 10:00 am with a viewing one hour before, at the Millers Mennonite Church, Millers Church Road Hagerstown, MD, with the Millers Church Ministry officiating.

Family will receive friends at the church, Thursday, April 29, 2021, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm & 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm.

Interment will be at the Millers Mennonite Church Cemetery, Hagerstown, MD.

The family requests an omission of flowers.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, MD.

Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home, Hagerstown, MD
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Ebersole, Jerry L.
February 14, 1949 - January 18, 2021

Jerry L. Ebersole, 71, of Manheim, PA, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Monday, January 18, 2021 at home surrounded by his loving family following a cancer journey. Born in Lancaster, he was the son of the late Abner and Emma Ginder Ebersole and step son of the late Anna Mae Ebersole. Married on November 24, 1972, he was the faithful husband of Melba J. Augsburger Ebersole for 47 years.

Jerry faithfully served at Erb Mennonite Church where he was a member. He graduated from Elizabethtown Area High School in 1967. He worked in the same warehouse in the Conewago Business Park outside of Elizabethtown for 48 years, but for various employers. He retired in March 2020 from Crowe Transportation.

Jerry enjoyed collecting and using vintage 2-cylinder John Deere tractors in the garden and on his small farm. Spending time at a cabin with family was always a highlight for him. Above all of those things though, he loved his family and took an interest in the lives of others. He loved laughing with family and friends.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Lindell J., wife of Wilmer E. Gehman, of Bowmansville, Dwilyn L., husband of Janelle M. Martin Ebersole, of Manheim, Daryl L., husband of Alisha N. Sangrey Ebersole, of Manheim, and Lanae J., wife of Laren D. Weaver, of Ephrata; 12 grandchildren; a step sister, Brenda, wife of Ken Fisher, of Leola; and a sister-in-law, Jean, wife of George Hurst, of Lititz. He was also preceded in death by a grandson, Brayden Ebersole, and a brother, M. Dean Ebersole.

The family will receive guests at Erb Mennonite Church, 567 West Lexington Road, Lititz, PA on Sunday afternoon, January 24, from 2-5:00 PM. There will be no public viewing. A Celebration of Life service will be held at the same location on Monday afternoon, January 25, 2021 at 2:00 PM. Masks are encouraged for both events. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions may be made in Jerry's memory to Christian Aid Ministries, PO Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610-0360 or to Water Street Ministries, PO Box 7267, Lancaster, PA 17604.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/21/20/21
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Farmwald, Katherine
March 3, 1931 - March 25, 2021

Katherine Farmwald, age 90, a long time resident of Nappanee, passed away at 7:01 a.m., Thursday, March 25, 2021 at Paddock Springs Health Center in Warsaw, Indiana. She was born March 3, 1931 in Marshall County to Levi and Lizzie (Yoder) Farmwald. She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. Katherine enjoyed helping others, growing flowers and vegetables, singing, and playing harmonica at Paddock Springs Health Center.

Surviving are her brother, Owen Farmwald, Monticello, KY; sister, Rachel (Harvey) Miller, FL; sister-in-law, Polly Farmwald, Topeka, IN; many nieces and nephews; and lifelong friend Nancy Myers, South Bend, IN. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Leroy and Melvin Farmwald; and her sister, Martha Farmwald.

Family and friends may call after 1 p.m., Friday, March 26, 2021 at Lyle Miller residence, 13790 N. 600 W, Nappanee. Funeral service will begin at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 27th also at the Lyle Miller residence. Home Ministry of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate. Burial will be in Borkholder Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Homes
Nappanee/Wakarusa, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Feeg, Helen Z. Martin
October 9, 1944 - March 28, 2021

Helen Z. (Martin) Feeg, 76, of North Heidelberg Township, Berks County, passed away peacefully after a three-week battle with leukemia, on Sunday, March 28, 2021, into the waiting arms of her Father, surrounded by her loving family in her residence. She was the loving wife of James A. Feeg and a daughter of the late Harvey W. and Mary Ann (Zimmerman) Martin.

She was born in Lancaster and was an active member of Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, Ephrata, where she was a Sunday school teacher for many years. Helen was a proud graduate of Reading Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1975. She was employed by Reading Hospital, working as a Registered Nurse for several years until she became a Home Health Care Nurse in 1991 until her retirement in 1998, caring for hundreds of individuals during her career.

Throughout her life, outside of nursing, Helen had a great passion for sewing. She had completed thousands of comforters which were sent around the world by Christian Aid Ministries.

In addition to her husband James, Helen is survived by her step children, Donna Fehr, Linda, wife of Ernest Gelsinger, Denise, wife of Anthony Brochu, Jr., and Dennis, husband of Mary Beth Feeg. She was the proud grandmother of Nathan and Joshua Fehr, Sonia Arnold, Kaitlin Kaczor, Benjamin Gelsinger, Karlene Keys, Kirsten Brochu, Megan and Joseph Feeg; and the great-grandmother of Nieva Arnold.

She is also survived by her siblings, Harvey Z., widower of Orpha (Musser) Martin, Lester, husband of Evelyn (Ramer) Martin, Titus, husband of Alma (Martin) Martin, Luke, husband of Mary (Rice) Martin, Ernest, husband of Louella (Brubacher) Martin, Irvin, husband of Thelma (Snyder) Martin, Anna Ruth (Martin), widow of Allen Burkholder, Nora Martin, Frances (Martin), wife of Paul Shirk, Arlene (Martin), wife of Elmer Burkholder, Grace (Martin), wife of Richard Snyder; sister-in-law, Mattie (Burkholder) Martin, widow of predeceased brother, Wilmer Martin; brother-in-law, Melvin Hoover, widower of predeceased sister, Mary Ella (Martin) Hoover; brother-in-law, Linford Snyder, husband of Audrey (Zimmerman) Snyder and widower of predeceased sister, Vera (Martin) Snyder; brother-in-law, Richard Feeg; and sister-in-law, Nancy Lynn Feeg; as well as many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and their families.

Helen was also predeceased by her grandson, Zachary Gelsinger.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 1, 2021 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Friday morning, April 2, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church, 140 Pleasant Valley Road, Ephrata, PA. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m on Friday morning. Interment will conclude the services in Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made in Helen's memory to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610.

The family would like to thank all who have provided support during this difficult time, but we rejoice that she is with her Lord and Savior.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown and Topton, PA are in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at .

Intelligencer Journal - 3/31/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Felder, Mary Ruth Boyer
December 27, 1928 - January 7, 2021

Mary Ruth Felder, 92, of Shipshewana passed away at 2:53 pm on Thursday, January 7, at Parkview LaGrange Hospital with her daughters by her side. She was born on December 27, 1928 in Millersburg to Orvil and Manila Bay (Price) Boyer. On June 28, 1946 in Elkhart she married Charles William "Bill" Felder, he died February 13, 2007.

Surviving are two daughters, Sheila Johnson and Theresa Felder both of Shipshewana; son, Steve Felder of Maui, HI; grandchildren, Billy, Angie, Mary, John, Jr., Cheryl, Jennifer and Heather; special grandson, Travis; great grandchildren, Corey, Andrew, Kaitlyn, Chandler, Austin, Zachary, Aaron, Michael, Justin, Matthew, Dominick, Abbigal and Carleen; great great grandchildren, Aaron and Lincoln; sister, Helen Jean Sunday of Odenton, MD; brother, S. Quithy Boyer of Bristol.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter,
Sandra Marie Felder; two sisters, Zara Marie Sunday and Manila Cole; sister-in-law, Bobbi Felder.

Mary Ruth was a homemaker and had worked at CTS Corporation in Elkhart as a group leader. She was a member of Shore Church
where she was active in the sewing circle for many years. She was a member of the Quarter Century Club at CTS and volunteered for Freedom Fellowship.

Service times are currently pending. Face coverings and social distancing are encouraged. Services will be conducted by Pastor Carl Horner and her shepherds, Joel and Kim Mishler. Burial will be in Shore Cemetery, Shipshewana. Memorials may be given to Rainbow Years Learning Center or Break the Grey.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Frey, Beulah "Bea" Hoover Landis
December 9, 1932 - February 21, 2021

Beulah "Bea" Landis Frey went home to be with the Lord on February 21, 2021 following a lengthy illness at The Glen at Willow Valley. Born in Hinkletown, PA, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Alta (Martin) Hoover. She was the wife of the late Harry E. Landis, who passed in 1999, and the late Charles F. Frey, who passed in 2016.

Beulah graduated from Garden Spot High School and worked for Creutzburg Livestock Supplies, Inc. for many years. She was a woman of faith and was a long-time member of Neffsville Mennonite Church, and prior to her illness attended Manor Church. She was on the board of Friendship Community and was involved with Water Street Ministries and Lancaster County Farm Woman.

During the winters she would travel to Florida and loved to spend her summers along the river in Long Level. She would often take trips to the family cabin in Potter County. She loved going to the beach, golfing, and spending time with family and friends. The time she shared with family was cherished and she always enjoyed reading scriptures and quotes from the bible or a book to them. She enjoyed singing hymns. Beulah will be remembered for her kindness, generosity, and caring nature and will be greatly missed by many.

She is survived by her sons; Michael Landis, husband of Beverly (Byers), and Tedford Landis of Friendship Homes, a daughter, Dorine Offenbaker, wife of Gerald, as well as two grandchildren; Jessica Stoppard, wife of Joshua, and Christina Giffing, wife of Dustin, and three great-grandchildren; Nyomi Stoppard, and Caroline and Preston Giffing. Also, she is survived by her sister, Joyce (Hoover) Peifer, wife of Marty Peifer.

Beulah is also survived by Charles's family; Linda (Frey) Barto, Philip Frey, husband of Pati (Going), Michael Frey, and Nicholas Frey, husband of Miriam (Martin), five grandchildren; Tammy Ream, wife of Scott, Lauren Frey, Jared Frey, Andrew Frey, and Molly Frey, as well as two-great-grandchildren; Morgan Hess, wife of Bryan, and Conner Ream, and a great-great-granddaughter Raegan Hess.

A Memorial Service will be held Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 3:00 PM at the Willow Valley Chapel, 2400 Willow Street Pike, Lancaster, PA 17602. Guests will be received prior to the service starting at 2:00 PM. Burial will be private for immediate family only.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/28/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Frey, Erma J. Horning
April 27, 1954 - March 1, 2021

Erma J. Frey, 68, of Leola, passed away at her home on Monday, March 1, 2021 while surrounded by her family. She is survived by her husband of 49 years, Leon R. Frey. Born in Lebanon County, she was the daughter of the late Amos and Verna (Weaver) Horning.

Erma was a homemaker but had also worked for Diane's Deli, Shady Maple, and embroidered towels.

She was a member of Blue Ball Mennonite Church and prior to her illness, had been active with the Bareville Fire. Co. Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her husband she is survived by three sons: Marlin married to Yvonne (Newswanger) Frey, Ephrata, Darryl married to Holly (Zook) Frey, Leola, and Curtis married to Michele (Newswanger) Frey, East Earl, seven grandchildren, and seven siblings: Lorraine married to Bennet Charleton, Dalton, OH, Leonard married to Elaine Horning, Denver, Alma married to Nelson Martin, Mount Joy, Thelma married to Weaver Nolt, Mohnton, Ruth Ann married to Roy Martin, New Holland, Nevin married to Elaine Horning, Denver, Kenneth married to Karen Horning, Elizabethtown. She was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Joyce Martin and a brother, Wilmer Horning.

Her funeral will be held on Friday, March 6 at 10 a.m. at the Blue Ball Mennonite Church, 143 Ewell Rd., Blue Ball. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Thursday from 2–4 p.m. and 6–8 p.m. and on Friday from 9–10 a.m. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials contributions may be made to the Lancaster Cancer Center, 1858 Charter Lane, Suite 202, Lancaster, PA 17601. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/2/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Frye, Edna Mae Troyer
September 3, 1925 - February 16, 2021

Edna Mae (Troyer) Frye, 95, of Goshen passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2021.

She was born September 3, 1925 in Midland, Michigan to John D. and Catherine “Kate” (Miller) Troyer.

On December 14, 1947 she married Harley N. Frye. He died February 15, 1997.

Survivors include a daughter, Gloria Jean (Daryl) Yoder and a son, Roger Lee (Joyce) Frye, both of Goshen; two grandchildren, Jonathon (Kendra) Yoder of Wakarusa and Kelsey (Ryan) Rodriguez of Goshen; and four great-grandchildren, Ellie, Maggie and Spencer Yoder and Jaxson Rodriguez.

To a multitude of other children, she was also known as Aunt Edna, mom and grandma. She loved them all.

Along with her parents and husband, Edna was preceded in death by two brothers, Raymond and Edward Troyer, and two sisters, Alice Marie Troyer (died at 2 years of age) and Joanna Graber.

Edna was a lifelong homemaker, home health care giver, a wonderful cook and seamstress. She did clothing alterations for many years, along with cake decorating, knitting, crocheting and card making. She also loved to play cards and games and belonged to many card groups. She attended Clinton Frame Church.

Every five years on her birthday, Edna would ride a horse. She rode her last one on her 90th birthday.

Private family services will take place with burial at Eden Cemetery, Topeka.

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

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Frye, Noah H.
November 22, 1927 - March 23, 2021

Noah H. Frye, 93, loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle, passed away at 8:33 am on Tuesday, March 23, Waterford Crossing Health Center, Goshen. He had been in declining health the past nine days as a result of a fall. He was born on November 22, 1927 in Topeka to Henry and Lydia Ann (Troyer) Frye and was the fifth out of 10 children. He had lived most of his life in Middlebury, until recently moving to Goshen. On May 31, 1958 at First Mennonite Church, Middlebury he married Mary Alice Miller, who was the love of his life that he had met while "cruising" Main Street in Goshen.

Survivors who will miss him dearly include his wife; two sons, Keith Grant (Peggy) Frye and Kerry Wayne (Tina) Frye all of Middlebury; and his five grandchildren, Jenson, Brenna, Steven, Grant and Nicole Frye, who he enjoyed building toys for, giving rides on the lawnmower to and going on hikes with.

He was preceded in death by his parents; five sisters, Susan Yoder, Katy Yoder, Edna Miller, Ella Wingard and Lovina Frye; four brothers, Elvie, Sam, Calvin and Joas Frye.

Noah had been an active member of First Mennonite Church, Middlebury and was known for his willingness to always help others; this was also evident as he volunteered for several mission trips.

Visitation will be from 9:00 - 10:30 am on Friday, March 26, at First Mennonite Church, 203 E. Lawrence Middlebury. Funeral services will follow visitation, beginning at 10:30 am also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastor Phil Yoder. Burial will be in Grace Lawn Cemetery, Middlebury. Memorials may be given to Mennonite Disaster Services. Online condolences may be offered at

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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