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Sauder, Irene L. Martin
October 14, 1925 - April 10, 2021
Irene L. Sauder, 95, of Ephrata died Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Fairmount Homes. She was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy H. Sauder, in 1980.
Born in Bowmansville, she was the daughter of the late William and Anna (Lichty) Martin.
Irene was primarily a homemaker but had worked in the quilt room at the M.C.C. Material Resource Center, retiring after 10 years. She had last attended Pilgrim Bible Chapel.
She had enjoyed making ceramics and porcelain dolls, traveling, and sewing for others and herself.
Surviving are three children: Leonard married to Rhoda (Shank) Sauder, Bridgewater, VA, Gerald L. married to Julia (Martin) Sauder, Ronks, Gwendolyn married to Jack Abbs, Coatesville, a son-in-law James I. married to Ellie Martin, Ronks, 11 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, and five siblings: Alice married to Mark Yoder, Ray married to Kathryn Martin, Earl married to Fran Martin, Bill married to Ruth Ann Martin, Anna married to Cliff Day.
She was preceded in death by a daughter Carolyn J. Martin, a great-grandson Austin Madonna, and six siblings: Harry Martin, Helen Parish, Irvin Martin, Milton Martin, Cathryn Hurst and James Martin.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Kindly omit flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Schlabach, Roman D.
October 3, 1926 - Jan 25, 2021
Roman D. Schlabach, 94, of Sarasota, FL went to his eternal home on January 25, 2021 with his loving wife & family at his side. He was formally of Seney, Michigan. Roman was born to the late Daniel & Mary (Beachy) Schlabach on October 3, 1926 in Ohio. On March 5, 1960, he was married to Fannie Sommers, the daughter of the late Wallace & Ada Sommers.
Roman was ordained a deacon in 1965 at Bethany Conservative Mennonite Church in Holmesville, Ohio. In 1968 they moved to Seney, MI to help with Seney Mennonite Church. Seney was home until 2018 when they became fulltime residents in Sarasota, FL and became members of Sarasota Mennonite Church.
Roman was very diversified in his occupations. As a youth he worked on the farm and repaired small engines. In Ohio he owned Fryburg Builders. In Seney, MI he Owned and operated "Seney IGA and the Golden Grill Restaurant."
He will be greatly missed by his wife, Fannie, and their 7 children, Elijah (Marcella) Schlabach of Seney, MI, Matthew (Loretta) Schlabach of Wakarusa, IN, Christy Schlabach of Sarasota, Fl, Mark Schlabach, of Sarasota FL, Luke (Martina) Schlabach of Columbus, NC, Ruth (Dale) Russell, of Sarasota FL, John (Sharon) Schlabach of Myakka City, FL, 19 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren, one brother, Manelius (Katie) Schlabach of Millersburg, OH.
In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Regina R Schlabach, and 6 siblings, Aaron, Eli, John, Sarah, Fannie, Daniel.
Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10:00 AM, at Sarasota Mennonite Church. Burial following at Sunnyside Mennonite Cemetery.
Attire: Feel free to wear colors of celebration.
In lieu of flowers Roman has requested that donations be made to Mennonite Air Missions, c/o Amos Hurst Jr., 140 Rothsville Station Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. This mission has always been close to his heart. Memories and condolences may be left online at www.MaloneyFuneralHomeCares.com.
Schrag, Irene Evelyn Preheim
December 12, 1924 - January 25, 2021
Irene Evelyn Schrag, 96, of Goshen, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 at Greencroft Healthcare.
She was born December 12, 1924 in Hurley, South Dakota to Adolph and Nettie (Wittrig) Preheim.
On May 29, 1946, she married Harley Schrag in Freeman, South Dakota, in the Salem Mennonite Church. He died in June 1992.
She is survived by four daughters, Jean (Hesston) Lauver, Charlotte Sprunger and Rosalie Schrag, all of Goshen and Eloise Schrag of Rochester, New York; seven grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and a sister, Marilyn Rose of Iowa City, Iowa.
Along with her parents and her husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Norman Schrag.
A life long farmer, Irene also taught in a one room country school for a short period of time. Irene happily shared her gift of hospitality hosting, cooking and baking for family and friends. She enjoyed quilting, embroidery and volunteer work.
Services will take place at a later date in Freeman, South Dakota.
Memorial donations may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Salem-Zion Mennonite Church, Freeman, South Dakota.
Schrock, Alvin "JR"
October 6, 1962 - January 28, 2021
Schrock, Alvin "JR"
October 6, 1962 - January 28, 2021
Alvin Schrock, (known to his friends as JR) 58, of Walnut Creek, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday January 28th, 2021 at Summa Akron City Hospital.
Born October 6th, 1962 in Millersburg, he was the son of the late Alvin and Anna (Miller) Schrock.
JR was a faithful husband to Rhoda Troyer, the love of his life, they were married on November 2, 1986, she survives. He is also survived by his children, Austin (Lana, ?ancé), Rachelle (Dallas) Mast, Eric (Victoria), and Trevor; grandchildren, Dominic, Quintin, MaKenzie, Lincoln, Deacon, Emmitt, Oakley and Violet; siblings, Mabel (David) Stoltzfus, Edward (Carolyn), Delbert (Elsie), Lester (Diane), Mary Ann (Corey) Frink, James (Edna); sister-in-law, Mary Jane Schrock; and many nieces and nephews. JR was a friend to everyone and will be missed by all.
JR was a faithful member of Sharon Mennonite Church. He was a skilled craftsman and enjoyed working with wood, he was employed at Schlabach Wood Design. He also had a love for antique machinery and served as president of the Doughty Valley Steam Days. Most of all, JR cherished time spent with his grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at Sharon Mennonite Church on Sunday, January 31, 2021 from 2:00pm to 4:30pm and 5:30pm to 8:00pm with funeral to follow on Monday at 10:00am.
Social distancing will be observed and masks are required. Arrangements are with Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.
Schrock, Cameron Devon
June 6, 2001 ~ March 10, 2021
Cameron Devon Schrock, the son of Delmar and Linda Jo (Miller) Schrock, was born on June 6, 2001. He walked through Heaven’s Gates on March 10, 2021. Cameron brought smiles to our faces for 19 years, 9 months and two days.
Celebration of Cameron’s life will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 13, 2021 at the Arthur Mennonite Church, 710 East Park Street, Arthur, Illinois. Rev. Glen Rhodes will officiate. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Friday, March 12, 2021 at the Church. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. The celebration of life service will be streamed live on the Arthur Mennonite Church Facebook page.
He is survived by his parents, a brother, Dillion Warrior and his fiancé, Cassie of Villa Grove, IL, a sister, Michelle Schrock of Tuscola, IL, maternal grandparents, Merle and Rachel Miller of Arthur, IL, paternal grandparents, Roger and Anna Mae (Diener) Schrock of Arthur, IL, five aunts, four uncles, ten cousins, one niece and one paternal great-grandma, Anna Schrock.
He was preceded in death by his maternal great-grandparents, Ben and Barbara Miller, Samuel and Mary Ann Miller, and his parental great-parents, Enos and Martha Diener and Phineas Schrock.
He was a member of the Arthur Mennonite Church.
Cameron loved being outside, listening to music, and enjoyed a good baseball game. If anyone was going anywhere, he loved to go along.
Memorials may be made to the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.
Schrock, Edna Mae Gingerich
June 17, 1944 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 76)
Edna Mae (Gingerich) Schrock, 76 years, 7 months and 3 days, of Arthur, Illinois passed away at 9:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at her residence.
Funeral services will be held at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, January 24, 2021 at the Otto Center, south of Arthur, Illinois. Bishop Larry R. Diener will officiate. Burial will be in the Otto Cemetery. Visitation will be held any time after 2:00 P.M. on Friday, January 22, 2021 at the Otto Center and any time after 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at the Otto Center. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.
Edna Mae was born on June 17, 1944 in Tuscola, Illinois. She was a daughter of Ervin and Sarah (Bontrager) Gingerich. She married Levi M. Schrock on September 25, 1962 in rural Arthur, Illinois, they lived in Holy Matrimony, 58 years, 3 months, 26 days.
She is survived by her husband, Levi, of Arthur, IL, six children, Larry Jay Schrock and his wife Delores (Herschberger) of Tuscola, IL, Kenneth Lynn Schrock and his wife Melissa (Yoars) of Arthur, IL, Roger Keith Schrock and his wife Jeannette (Kauffman) of Arthur, IL, Richard Lee Schrock and his wife Tina (Walker) of Chatham, IL, Carol Ann (Schrock) Gingerich and her husband Robert of Arthur, IL and David Alan Schrock of Cooks Mills, IL, 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, three brothers, Elva Gingerich and his wife Sovilla of Arthur, IL, Ed Gingerich and his wife Edna of Arthur, IL and Willard Gingerich and his wife Wilma of Atwood, IL, and one sister, Viola Miller of Ava, IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ervin and Sarah (Bontrager) Gingerich and a brother-in-law, Melvin Miller.
Schrock, Velma Ruth Miller
July 31, 1937 - February 16, 2021
Velma Ruth (Miller) Schrock, 83, of Goshen, IN, passed away peacefully at 5:40 p.m. Tuesday evening Feb. 16, 2021. Velma was born July 31, 1937, in Middlebury, IN, to Harvey and Amanda (Miller) Miller. She accepted Christ in her youth and was faithful until her death. She married LeRoy L. Schrock on Feb. 24, 1957 in Middlebury. They enjoyed married life for 59 years. He preceded her in death on April 8, 2016.
Surviving are her children Rhoda (Mrs. Thomas Bontrager) Goshen; DeWayne (Lucy) Odon, IN; DeVon (Doris) Goshen; Jenelle (Mrs. Aaron Miller) Florence, MO; Ruth Elaine, Goshen; 17 grandchildren, 8 step-grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, 22 step great-grandchildren, one brother Vernon, one sister Esther, and a brother-in-law Harvey Miller. Velma was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four sisters, one brother, and a granddaughter Lorinda Bontrager. She was a faithful mother and grandmother.
Visitation will be 2-4 and 6-8 pm Thursday, Feb.18 at Harrison Christian School, 64784 CR 11, Goshen. Velma was a faithful member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church, 25012 CR 38 Goshen. Services will be held there Friday, Feb. 19 at 10:00 am. Home ministry will officiate. Burial will follow at the Yellow Creek Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to CAM or Center for Hospice Care, Elkhart.
Schrock, Willeane V. Beyeler
February 14, 1936 - February 26, 2021
Willeane V. Schrock, 85, of Goshen, passed away Friday, February 26, 2021, at home.
She was born February 14, 1936 in Orrville, Ohio to Elmer J. Beyeler and Mabel C. (Burkholder) Beyeler Hostetler.
She is survived by her husband, Howard V. Schrock; two sons, Michael D. (Susan H.) Schrock of Ellicott City, Maryland and Steven D. (Kimberly) Schrock of Goshen; four grandchildren, David, Matthew, Joshua and Rachel Schrock and three sisters, Maribel V. Beyler, Dorothy Hostetler Beichler and Joanne Hostetler (Ron) Murray.
Mrs. Schrock worked as a nurse at several hospitals. After earning her BSN and PhD she taught nursing at Presbyterian Hospital, Philadelphia, Goshen College, University of Illinois at Chicago and University of Akron, Akron, Ohio before retiring.
She was a member of Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville, Ohio and attended College Mennonite Church.
A graveside service will be held at a later date at Oak Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Smithville, Ohio.
October 19, 1937 -- March 5, 2021
Albert Schwartz, 83, of LaGrange, died at 9:15 on Friday, March 5, at his residence. He was born on October 19, 1937 in Adams County to Noah E. and Mary (Schwartz) Schwartz. On September 20, 1956 in Allen County he married Margaret Miller, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are four daughters, Naomi (Freeman) Miller of LaGrange, Lois (Richard) Miller of Goshen, Edith (Willie) Bender of Shipshewana, Josephine (Daryle) Lambright of Middlebury; four sons, Enos Schwartz of Centreville, MI, John (Miriam) Schwartz of LaGrange, Samuel (Miriam) Schwartz of Centreville, MI, Levi Schwartz of Wolcottville; 29 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Emma (Ernest) Schrock of Goshen, Caroline (Noah) Byler of Middlebury, Edith (Eli) Miller of Nappanee, Elizabeth (Larry) Miller of Millersburg; brother-in-law, Mose (Linda) Yoder of Shipshewana; two sisters- in-law, Lydiann Schwartz of Pardeeville, WI, Anna Schwartz of Middlebury.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two daughters, Christina Schwartz and Mariann Mast; four brothers, Enos, Levi, Amos and John Schwartz; three sisters, Rosina Miller, Margaret Yoder, and Catherine Byler.
Albert was a farmer and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 12 noon on Sunday, March 7, at the family's residence, 2025 W. 450 S. LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Monday, March 8, also at the family's residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Glenn Troyer, Jr. and the home ministers. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, LaGrange.
Schwartz, Andrew H.
September 15, 1950 - April 17, 2021
Andrew H. Schwartz, age 70 years, 7 months, and 2 days, of Nappanee, IN, passed on to eternity surrounded by family at 11:25am on April 17, 2021 after a short battle with lung cancer. Andrew was born to Henry H and Katherine (Wickey) Schwartz on September 15, 1950 in Adams County, IN. He married Ida Mae Miller on August 3rd, 1972 and they lived in holy matrimony for 48 years, 8 months, and 14 days. Harold was a faithful member of the Old Order Amish Church. Andrew enjoyed family time, singing and visiting; he had many friends.
Mr. Schwartz is survived by his wife, Ida Mae Schwartz of Nappanee, IN; 5 sons, LaVern (Cynthia) Schwartz of Elkhart, IN; Paul (Barbara) Schwartz of Middlebury, IN; Andrew (Jolene) Schwartz of Nappanee, IN; Darrell (Marie) Schwartz of Campbellsville, KY; Edwin (Hannah) Schwartz of Nappanee, IN; 5 daughters, Bertha Schwartz of Nappanee, IN; JoAnn (Ira) Ropp of Milford, IN; Regina (Joas) Helmuth of Milford, IN; Rosa (Lee) Miller of Nappanee, IN; Mary (Brian) Lehman of Nappanee, IN; 54 grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; 3 brothers, Dan H. Schwartz of Bryant, IN; William H. (Susie) Schwartz of Senecaville, OH; Paul H. (Amanda) Schwartz of White Cloud, MI; 4 sisters, Amanda Wicky of Bern, IN; Rebecca H. (Dan) Eicher of Geneva, IN; Sarah H. (William) Shetler of Berne, IN; sister in law Mary Schwartz of Berne, IN; father in law, Jacob Miller.
Andrew was preceded in death by his parents; 4 brothers, David, Henry, Martin and an infant; brother-in-law Sam Wickey; Sisters-in-law Lovina H. Schwartz; Leah M. Schwartz; Adeline S. Graber; and mother-in-law Mary Ann Miller.
Friends may call at the Matt Yoder residence (28900 CR 50, Nappanee, IN 46550) after 1pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021 and after 10apm on Monday, April 19, 2021. Funeral services will also be held at the Matt Yoder residence on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 with Home Ministries of the Old Order Amish Church officiating. Burial will follow the funeral at Weldy Cemetery. Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Schwartz, Jerome O.
November 21, 1938 - April 18, 2021
Jerome O. Schwartz, age 82 of Nappanee, IN, died at 12:18pm on Sunday, April 18, 2021 at Goshen General Hospital. He was born on November 21, 1938 in Berne, IN to Adam L. and Mary (Bontrager) Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and lived his entire married life in the Nappanee area.
Jerome married Erma Miller on July 4, 1968 in Milford, IN. She preceded him in death on September 25, 2013. On November 25, 2015, Mr. Schwartz married Josephine (Wickey-Schwartz). She preceded him in death on July 9, 2019.
Jerome is survived by 2 daughters, Kristina (Marlin) Borkholder and Rebecca (Glen) Schmucker and 3 sons, Marion (Mary Sue) Schwartz, Dennis (Sheryl) Schwartz, and Merle (Jolene) Schwartz, all of Nappanee, IN. Also surviving are 31 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; step daughters Ernestine (Sam) Girod of Syracuse, IN and Sara Etta (Abe) Eicher of Berne, IN; step sons Alvin (Lovina) Schwartz of Monroe, IN, Kevin (Barbara) Schwartz of Guthrie, KY, LeRoy (Christine) Schwartz of Portland, IN, Lonnie (Barbara) Schwartz of Laurel, IN and Denny (Laura) Schwartz of Lofton, KY; 53 step grandchildren; many step great grandchildren; brother Martin (Edna) Schwartz of New Paris, IN; sister Edna Hochstetler of Topeka, IN; sister in law Barbara Schwartz of Berne, IN.
Mr. Schwartz was preceded in death by his parents; his 2 wives; a great grand daughter Grace Schwartz; sisters Sarah Schwartz, Lydiann Hilty, Polly Young and Clara Hilty; brothers Dan, Levi, Harvey, and Alvin Schwartz.
Friends and family may call after 2 pm Monday, April 19, 2021 and after 10 am Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the Marion Schwartz Residence (25280 CR 52, Nappanee, IN). Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 9:30 am, also at the Marion Schwartz residence. Home Ministries of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will take place at Union Center West Cemetery. Arrangements are through Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, IN.
Sensenig, Amos B.
December 25, 1928 - February 1, 2021
Amos B. Sensenig, 92, of Manheim, died Monday, February 1, 2021 at Paramount Personal Care Home after an illness.
Born in Brecknock Twp., he was the son of the late Barton and Ada B. (Bitcher) Sensenig.
His wife Alta R. (Burkholder) Sensenig died in 1988.
Amos worked for the state highway and for Green Acre Nursery.
He was a member of the Clearview Mennonite Church.
Surviving are two daughters: Irene wife of the late J. Gary Lefever, Lancaster and Mabel Sensenig, Elizabethtown, four sons: Elvin married to Bertha (Martin) Sensenig, Reinholds, Edward, Norman, and Larry Sensenig, all of Manheim, 11 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and a brother Barton S. Sensenig, Myerstown.
He was preceded in death by three sons: Lewis, Earl and Roy, a grandson Christopher, three sisters, Elsie Brubacker, Florence Sensenig, and Ada Sensenig, and two brothers, Allen and Jacob Sensenig.
His funeral will be held on Monday, February 8, 2021 t 9:30 a.m. at Clearview Mennonite Church, 90 N. Esbenshade Rd., Manheim with Bishop Quinton Wenger, Raymond Hoover, Merlin Martin and Albert Sensenig officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Sunday from 6 – 9 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Sensenig, Donald J.
November 26, 1937 - April 11, 2021
Lititz - Donald J. Sensenig, 84, of Lititz, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021, at Lancaster General Hospital- Penn Medicine.
Born in Rothsville, he was the son of the late Amos M. and Anna Mae (Schnupp) Sensenig. Donald was the husband of Alta Ruth (Charles) Sensenig with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage the past September 24, 2020.
Donald was a home builder in the Manheim, Lititz, Ephrata and Denver area. He was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church and faithfully served the Lord. He spent many hours praying for his family and many people in his retirement years.
Surviving in addition to his wife Alta Ruth, are six children, Loretta Burkholder, wife of Leon of Leola, Donald Sensenig, husband of Debra of Manheim, Linda Horning, wife of Marlin of Myerstown, David Sensenig, husband of Dianne of Manheim, Derwin Sensenig, husband of Wendy of Ephrata, Dean Sensenig, husband of Angela of Stevens.
Also surviving are 32 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert Sensenig, husband of Rhoda of Hagerstown, MD, Amos Sensenig, husband of Esther of Lititz, Paul Sensenig, husband of Gloria of Spring Grove and four sisters, Marion, wife of David Boll of Manheim, Sylvia, wife of Melvin Good of Ephrata, Ruth Mast of Schuylkill Haven, Esther, wife of Donald Geigley of Beavertown.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two grandsons and a great-granddaughter.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 15, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM at the New Haven Mennonite Church, 230 Crest Road, Lititz. An additional viewing will be held on Friday, April 16, 2021, from 9 to 10 AM at the New Haven Mennonite Church, followed by funeral services at 10:00 AM. Interment will take place in the New Haven Mennonite Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be sent to "Bibles for the World" Christian Aid Ministries PO Box 360 Berlin, OH 44610.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Sensenig, Frank Martin
May 28, 1958 - March 14, 2021
Frank Martin Sensenig, 62, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, March 14, 2021, at home.
He was born in Ephrata to the late Frank B. and Elizabeth Z. (Martin) Sensenig and was the husband of Susannah B. (Stauffer) Sensenig.
He was a member of Stauffer (Pike) Mennonite Church.
Frank was the owner/operator of Hilltop Greenhouse.
In addition to his wife, Frank is survived by five sons, Frank, husband of Audrey (Zimmerman) Sensenig of Ephrata, Andrew, husband of Kathy (Stauffer) Sensenig of Elkhorn, KY, Samuel Sensenig, William Sensenig, Norman Sensenig, all at home; six daughters, Barbara Sensenig, at home, Laura, wife of Roger Auker of Homer City, Edna, wife of Larry Auker of Ephrata, Martha, wife of Rufus Stauffer of Homer City, Kathryn, wife of Leonard Auker of Lyndonville, NY, Susannah, wife of Timothy Martin of Indiana, PA; 28 grandchildren; a brother, John, husband of Thelma (Stauffer) Sensenig of Ephrata and five sisters, Edna, wife of David Stauffer of Loveville, MD, Anna, wife of Marlin Martin of Hillsboro, OH, Alice, wife of Mahlon Stauffer, Helen, wife of Elam Stauffer, Alma, wife of Henry Stauffer, all of Loveville, MD.
A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 330 Akron Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 19, 2021 at 8:30 AM at the late residence, with further service at 9:30 AM at the Stauffer (Pike) Mennonite Church, 2530 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Sensenig, Jeremiah O.
August 24, 1931 - April 11, 2021
Jeremiah O. Sensenig, 89, of Quarryville, passed away on Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Lancaster General Hospital from complications of a stroke. He was the husband of Vera Z. Nolt Sensenig with whom he celebrated 68 years of marriage on February 14, 2021. Born In Kinzers, he was the son of the late Ezra B. and Anna N. Oberholtzer Sensening.
Jeremiah was a lifelong dairy farmer until retiring and then was a taxi driver for the Amish which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was a faithful leader in his church, the Weaverland Conference, serving as minister and bishop for 58 years.
Surviving besides his wife are six sons, Elmer husband of Annetta Sensenig, Leon husband of Lucy Sensenig, Jere, Jr. husband of Barb Sensenig all of Quarryville, Jason husband of Susan Sensenig of Mount Joy, James husband of Sandy Sensenig of Quarryville, and Marlin at home; two daughters, Ada Mae wife of Larry Newswanger of Parkesburg, and Vera Jane wife of Vernon Fox of Quarryville; a daughter-in-law, Sadie Sensenig of Kirkwood; 34 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren; four siblings, Alma wife of the late Ezra Horst of Quarryville, Jonas husband of Grace Ann Sensenig of Holtwood, Barbara wife of the late Elvin Martin of Denver, and Freeland husband of Joyce Sensenig of Denver. He was preceded in death by a son, Earl Sensenig, two grandsons, Kent and Eric Newswanger; and five siblings, Ella, David Martha, Adin and Ida.
A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, April 20, at 9:30 A.M. at the Fairmount Mennonite Church, 520 Little Britain Road North, Quarryville, PA with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A Viewing will be held on Monday from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA
Sensenig, Laura R.
December 6, 1991 - March 6, 2021
Laura R. Sensenig, 29, of Ripley, N.Y., went home to be with Jesus on Saturday, March 6, 2021 after battling cancer for over a year. She was born in Reading, Pa. and was the daughter of Ronald M. and Rosalie F. (Eberly) Sensenig with whom she resided.
Laura was a member of the Lakeview Mennonite Church in North East. She served in Honduras for two years, living with and helping the Jonathan Burkholder family whom she loved. She then spent a year as a cook at Shepherds Fold. With an interest in nursing she got her CNA license and worked at the Richland Christian Home. She had a servant heart and loved and cared about people.
In addition to her parents, she is survived by a brother, Derwin G. Sensenig of Ripley, N.Y.; five sisters, Katrina J. Schlabach (Eric) of Mabank, Texas, Rosalyn B. Sensenig of Ripley, N.Y., Kendra D. Sensing of Beaulaville, N.C., Krystal L. Sensenig, and Andrea L. Sensenig of Ripley, N.Y.; nephew, Alex Schlabach; paternal grandparents, Robert L. and Rhoda M. (Boll) Sensenig; as well as many uncles, aunts, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Alvin W. and Kathryn N. (Kurtz) Eberly.
Friends may call at the North East Alliance Church, 81 E. Main Street, North East on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and are invited to a funeral service on Saturday, March 13th at 10:00 a.m. at the North East Alliance Church. Interment will be held at the Lakeview Mennonite Church, 10995 Smith Road, North East, PA 16428. Funeral arrangements are being handled by the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East. Memorials may be made to the Honduras Mennonite Mission, 719 E. Lincoln Avenue, Myerstown, PA 17067.
Sensenig, Lois J. Martin
August 21, 1936 - February 20, 2021
Lois J. Sensenig, age 84, of Lancaster, passed away at her home on Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was the wife of Richard E. Sensenig, with whom she celebrated 66 years of marriage on January 1st. She was born in Hagerstown, MD, daughter of the late Lloyd J. & N. Virginia Horst Martin. She was an active member of Crossway Church of Millersville. She was a graduate of Greencastle High School. Lois owned and operated Lois Sensenig's Beauty Boutique. She enjoyed world travel, flower gardening, literature, and most of all she enjoyed spending time with her friends and family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will always be remembered for her heart-felt laugh.
Surviving besides her husband are four children: Eugene R., husband of Rouba Sensenig of Beirut, Lebanon; Regina A., wife of Daniel Siegrist of Willow Street; Beth E. Sensenig of Columbia; Geoffrey L., husband of Karla Landis Sensenig of Lancaster; 18 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are five siblings: Emery, husband of Fern Barr Martin of Waynesboro, PA; James, husband of Barbara Martin of State Line, PA; Norma Jean, wife of Robert Bollinger of West Virginia; Genevieve, wife of Lee Martin of Baltimore, MD; Stephen, husband of Lucille Martin of Waynesboro, PA. She was preceded in death by six siblings.
Funeral services will take place at Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Road, Bird In Hand, PA, on Saturday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m., with a viewing time from 1:00 p.m. until time of service. Pastors Douglas Plank, Steve Heitland, and Ray Randolph will be officiating. The service will be live-streamed via the church website: www.stumptown.church/online. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Sensenig, Martha H. Hoover
June 23, 1950 - March 10, 2021
Martha H. Sensenig, 70, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at home.
She was born in West Earl Township to the late Frank Z. and Rebecca (Nolt)* Hoover and was the wife of Edwin S. Sensenig.
She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church.
Martha designed and made quilts.
In addition to her husband, Martha is survived by four children, Ernest, husband of Louise Sensenig of Williamsburg, Eugene, husband of Esther Mae Sensenig of Missouri, Lois, wife of Alson Garman of New York, Edwin Ray, husband of Del Rae Sensenig of Saxton; 26 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; six siblings, Mary H., wife of Elvin S. Martin of Ephrata, Vera H., wife of Harvey W. Brubaker of Wisconsin, Frances H., wife of John Dan Newswanger of West Virginia, Ella H. Leid of Shippensburg, Alma H., wife of Melvin Sensenig of Wisconsin, Frank, Jr., husband of Lena Mae (Martin) Hoover of Ephrata.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Anna Mae Hoover and a brother-in-law, Melvin B. Leid.
A viewing will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the late residence, 164 E. Farmersville Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, at 9:00 AM at the late residence with further services at 9:30 AM from Groffdale Mennonite Church, 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.
Kindly omit flowers.
Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
*Rebecca's maiden name was Hoover. It was her mother's name that was Nolt.
Sharp, Virginia Bontrager
January 16, 1922 - March 28, 2021
Virginia (Bontrager) Sharp, age 99, of Goshen, passed away on March 28, 2021 at Greencroft Healthcare.
Virginia was born January 16, 1922 to Erie and Dorothea (Liechty) Bontrager in Ashley, Michigan. After graduation from Eastern Mennonite High School in Harrisonburg, Virginia, she acquired a teaching certificate, and taught in a rural Michigan one-room schoolhouse for seven years. She continued her teaching career, obtaining her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from Central Michigan University and teaching at Vestaburg Community Schools for 23 years.
On May 28, 1949, Virginia married Clark E. Sharp in Brutus, Michigan. They lived on a farm in rural Vestaburg. After retirement, Clark and Virginia spent many enjoyable winters near Arcadia, Florida. Throughout the years, faith was an important part of Virginia’s life, and she was an active member in several churches, including Zion Mennonite Church in Vestaburg, Michigan, Bethel Mennonite Church in Ashley, Michigan, and College Mennonite Church in Goshen, Indiana.
Always energetic, Virginia loved making connections with friends and family. No event was too minor to be recorded with a photograph, and her extensive collection showed multiple generations of people enjoying food, games and fellowship.
Virginia is survived by one brother, David (Bertha) Bontrager of Sturgis, Michigan; two sisters, Mary (Don) Oesch of Stryker, Ohio, and Fern (Nelson) Miller of Newcomerstown, Ohio, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters, Eleanore Bontrager, and Eunice Carlson.
Honoring Virginia’s request, there will be no funeral service. She will be buried in Richland Township Cemetery, Montcalm County, Michigan. Family will gather sometime this summer to share remembrances of her and honor the positive impact she had on all.
Memorial gifts may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or to an organization of the donor’s choice.
Showalter, Jane L. Good
March 25, 1949 - March 11, 2021
Jane L. Showalter, 71, of Denver, passed away on Thursday, March 11, 2021, at home.
She was born in Ephrata to the late Warren and Mary (Fry) Good, and was the wife of Harold Showalter with whom she would have celebrated 50 years of marriage on July 17th.
She was a member of Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata. She loved her family and devoted her life to raising her children to love The Lord Jesus Christ. "Nana" loved and was loved by all of her grandchildren and could be found pitching wiffle ball, playing toys on the floor, reading books and singing an endless amount of songs and nursery rhymes that she had memorized. She enjoyed flower gardening and was often found "puttering" in the garden. She enjoyed the thrill of the hunt with thrift shopping and also enjoyed decorating her home with her finds. One of her favorite places to be was the cabin in Sullivan County. There she loved to sit on the porch and watch the birds, go for walks, work on crafts and build walls in the flower beds with rocks from the creek. She was always available to listen.
In addition to her husband, Jane is survived by six children, Jonathan Showalter, husband of LouAnn, Nathan Showalter, husband of Cheri, Jesse Showalter, husband of Jennifer, Daniel Showalter, Aaron Showalter, and Abigail, wife of Randall Zimmerman; 14 grandchildren, Alicia, Caleb, Hannah, Carlie, Ian, Blake, Emalyn, Mason, Rebekah, William, Judah, Tobias, Seth, and Isaac; five siblings, Kathryn, wife of Lester Sensenig, Nancy, wife of Carl Kimmet, Barbara, wife of Michael Beamer, Mary Etta, wife of Barry Lapp, and Rachel Good. A brother-in-law, Erv Weaver, husband of Mary.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Sarah Showalter and a sister, Margaret Weaver.
A visitation be held on Thursday, March 18, 2021, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 28th Division Highway, Ephrata. A memorial service will follow at 10:30 a.m., with Pastors Jared Weaver and Glenn Sauder officiating. Interment is private in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jane's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604.
Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.
Showalter, William Earl, Jr. "Bill"
November 3, 1939 - March 15, 2021
William “Bill” Earl Showalter Jr., 81, a resident of Harrisonburg, passed away Monday, March 15, 2021, at Sentara RMH Medical Center. Mr. Showalter was born Nov. 3, 1939, in Rockingham County, and was a son of the late William Earl Sr. and Elma Katherine Kingree Showalter.
He was a graduate of the 1959 Turner Ashby High School and retired after 39 ½ years from Walker Manufacturing in the pipe division. He loved working on projects with his hands and was a model train and Minneapolis Moline farm tractor enthusiast. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family and helping his granddaughter with projects. He was a member of the Broadway-Timberville Jaycees, Belmont Ruritan Club and Mt. Clinton United Methodist Church and Weaver’s Mennonite Church.
On May 2, 1970, he married Barbara Campbell Showalter, who survives.
Also surviving are a son, William “Wes” Earl Showalter III and wife, Jeanne, of Rockingham; granddaughter, Rachel Showalter; and a brother, Paul F. Showalter Sr. and wife, Wanda, of Rockingham.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Showalter was preceded in death by his siblings, Ethel Moyers and husband, Ralph; Mary Lee Cupp and husband, Dan; and Samuel Showalter and wife, Wanda.
Pastor Kevin Poeckert and Phil Kanagy will conduct a graveside service Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 3 p.m. at Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery.
Those wishing to pay their respects may do so on Friday, March 19, from 12 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the funeral home. Social distancing guidelines will be followed and masks are required.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Slabaugh, John Henry
September 4, 1939 - April 17, 2021
John Henry Slabaugh, age 81 of Etna Green, IN, died unexpectedly at 7:30am on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne, IN after a short illness. He was born on September 4, 1939 in Elkhart County, IN to Simon and Susie (Hochstetler) Slabaugh. Mr. Slabaugh married Laura Miller on December 1, 1960 in Etna Green. She preceded him in death on December 22, 2013. Mr. Slabaugh lived in the Etna Green area his whole life and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
He is survived by 2 sons, Marlin (Arlene Mae) Slabaugh and Norman (Mary Esther) Slabaugh and 2 daughters, Regina Kay (Dennis Eugene) Schmucker and Janita Lynn Slabaugh, all of Etna Green. Mr. Slabaugh is also survived by 18 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, Edward (Mary Ellen) Slabaugh of Wyer’s Cave, VA; Howard (Brenda) Slabaugh of Galloway, OH; 5 sisters, Verna Yoder of VA; Martha (Mahlon) Schmucker of Bremen, IN; Barbara (Eli) Hochstetler of Nappanee, IN; Esther (Raymond) Schwartz of Nappanee, IN; Sue Ellen (Glen) Mast of Arthur, IL and a sister-in-law Marie Slabaugh of Plain City, OH. John
Henry was preceded in death by his parents, wife, brothers Omer, Glen, Simon Jr, Larry, and a sister Mary Hochstetler.
Visitation will be held at the Dennis Schmucker residence (8874 W 600 N, Etna Green, IN) on Sunday, April 18, 2021 after 1pm and all-day Monday, April 19, 2021. Funeral services will be held at 9:30 am on Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at the LaVerne Stutzman residence (6701 N 900 W, Etna Green, IN). Home ministries of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be at Graber Cemetery. Arrangements are through Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee, IN.
Slaubaugh, Delvin R.
October 25, 1943 - March 4, 2021
Delvin "Del" R. Slaubaugh, 77, of New Paris, passed away peacefully while surrounded by his family at 10:15 pm on Thursday, March 4, at his residence. He was born on October 25, 1943 in Rugby, ND, to Joseph and Mattie (Graber) Slaubaugh. On September 12, 1970 in Goshen, he married Marlene Chupp, she survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Michelle Slaven of New Paris; two grandsons, Christian and Brendan Slaven; five sisters, Delores (Paul) Erb of Casselton, ND, Corrine (Robert) Gingerich of Corvallis, MT, Dorothy (Roy) Benjamin of Syracuse, NY, Janice (Michael) Ryan of Boise, ID, Connie Todd of Sarasota, FL; brother, Ernest (Marjo) Slaubaugh of Sarasota, FL. He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Mervin Slaubaugh.
Del was a heavy equipment operator working for McKibbin Brothers Excavating and Kibby Excavating. In the 80's and 90's he also trained and raced Standardbred racehorses. He was a member of the United States Trotting Association and the Clinton Frame Church. He loved to attend auctions and collect toy tractors. He loved spending time with his daughter and following his grandson's activities, especially marching band. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and is now resting in his arms.
Visitation will be from 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Tuesday, March 9, at Clinton Frame Church, 63846 CR 35 Goshen. There will also be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral services on Wednesday, March 10, also at the church. The family and funeral home request that anyone attending visitation or funeral wear a face covering. Services will be conducted by Pastors Sebastiano Rosa and Linda Miller. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Clinton Frame Brotherhood Fund or Heartland Hospice.