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Wadel, Nathan L. ; . . Weaver, Chadwin E. ; . . Weaver, Dean Mark ; . . Weaver, Edna G. Martin ; . . Weaver, Elizabeth M. "Betty" Nolt ; . . Weaver, Jacoby Ryan ; . . Weaver, LeRoy M. ; . . Weaver, Mahlon S. ; . . Weaver, Matthew S. ; . . Weaver, Wilma D. ; . . Wells, Helena Grace Yoder ; . Wenger, Verna S. ; . . . Wilson, Gerald A. ; . . Witmer, Gwendolyn J. Martin ; . .

 

Wadel, Nathan L.
January 14, 1945 - January 16, 2021

Nathan L. Wadel, age 76 of Chambersburg, PA born January 14, 1945 in Pinola, PA died Saturday, January 16, 2021 at Chambersburg Hospital. He was born a son of the late Laban A. and Grace (Lehman) Wadel.

Nathan graduated from Shippensburg High School in 1963. He was a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church where he was a retired minister of the gospel. He was a salesman at the Chambersburg Farm Services/Hoobers, Inc. for 50 plus years.

He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Esther Louise (Ebersole) Wadel. He is also survived by four sons, Titus L. (Rosene) Wadel of Chambersburg, Jason L. (Donna) Wadel of East Waterford, Vernon L. (Karen) Wadel of Bernville, and Clayton L. Wadel of Chambersburg, one daughter, Amy L. (Barton) Risser of Waynesboro, 19 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister, Almeda (Martin) Lehman and three brothers, Clyde, Ray and Marvin. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Wadel and a sister, Naomi Wadel.

Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, January 20 at Rowe Mennonite Church, 754 Pinola Road, Shippensburg with Marvin Musser, David Lehman and Leon Miller officiating. Interment will be in Rowe Mennonite Cemetery. A viewing will be held at the church on Tuesday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 to 8:00 PM, and on Wednesday from 9:00 AM until time of services.

source: Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


 

Weaver, Chadwin E.
August 2, 1993 - January 19, 2021

Chadwin E. Weaver, 27, of Leola, passed away, Tuesday, January 19, 2021 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Ocala, FL. Born in Ephrata, he was the son of Sherwin M. and Sheila (Martin) Weaver.

Chad worked as a self-employed truck driver for Garber Farms. He also assisted on the family farm. He was a committed Christian and a member of Leola Mennonite Church. He enjoyed various mission trips with Christian Aid Ministries. Chad enjoyed relationships with family and friends. As a young boy, Chad took an interest in airplanes and fulfilled his dream of becoming a pilot.

In addition to his parents, Chad is survived by: two sisters, Rosalyn G. wife of Brandon Good, Lebanon, Andrea B. Weaver, at home; four brothers, Glendon S., Nolan K., S. Brent, and Ryan W. Weaver, all at home; paternal grandfather, Landis W. Weaver, Leola; maternal grandparents, Carl and Rachel Martin of Lebanon. His paternal grandmother, Edna G. Weaver, was called home on the same day.

Funeral service will be Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Charity Christian Fellowship, 59 S. Groffdale Road, Leola, PA. Friends may call on Monday, January 25, 2021 at Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 Lexington Road, Lititz, from 1-4 and 5-8 p.m. Interment will be in Leola Mennonite Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Christian Aid Ministries, P.O. Box 360, Berlin, OH 44610. Furman's – Leola.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/23/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Dean Mark
May 18, 1965 - January 12, 2021

Dean Mark Weaver, 55, a resident of Linville, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Sentara RMH Medical Center from COVID-19. He was healthy and active two weeks prior and was diligent and careful throughout this pandemic.

Dean was born in Bath, N.Y., and was one of 10 children to Irvin David Weaver of Linville and the late Katherine “Kitty” Phenneger Weaver.

In 1989, Dean graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology. On the soccer team he was known for his agility, determination, athletic prowess and acrobatic ability. He was famous for his flip throw in soccer.

A loving and committed family man, Dean was also integral to the communities of Harrisonburg and Broadway through coaching, volunteering, church involvement, and entrepreneurial achievements. He gave so much time and energy to others, while remaining consistently present and active with his family.

A man of faith, and member of Park View Mennonite Church, Dean was a friend to people of many types and persuasions, and would routinely engage in political and theological discussions. For the sake of learning from and understanding them, he would consider before he’d contend. Dean’s humility was apparent in his ability to listen genuinely and respectfully--which was a key component in his gift for mediation. He was an eternal optimist and believed in the goodness of others. He made an impression on people and was easily remembered.

Dean radiated fun, compassion, energy, and spunk. He was a kid at heart always looking for a good joke or pun. He was goofy, not afraid to be silly, and had nicknames for almost everyone (to accommodate his deficit in name recall). His favorite every-day outfit was jeans and a black t-shirt because he did not care to spend his time thinking about what he might wear. Dean loved the camaraderie of his poker buddies and will be remembered for “The Deano” (ace/6).

Dean will forever be remembered by his friends and family as a life-long and loyal Buffalo Bills fan, someone who snored louder than anyone else, a person who made up his own words, and often substituted words within metaphors. He would often send notes of endearment to those he appreciated, or wanted to encourage. He would also fill post-it notes with random quotes and leave them scattered throughout his home. Dean’s writing demonstrated his creative and caring mind (but poor spelling). He enjoyed the sunshine and spending time outdoors, especially at the end of the day with a good local brew.

Dean is survived by his beloved wife of 26 years, Andrea Stoltzfus Weaver and four children, whom he adored, Chloe Elizabeth Weaver, Sophia Grace Weaver, Kate Isabel Weaver, Luke Aaron Weaver; siblings, Susan L. Halterman and husband, Bernie, D. Paul Weaver, Phyllis M. Thomas and husband, Al, Dale Weaver, Doug Weaver and wife, Sandra, Marcia Jones and husband, Kevin, and Kay Lera and husband, Robert, a special aunt, (Hazel) Lorraine Weaver; numerous nieces and nephews and in-laws, Aaron and Becky Stoltzfus.

During his hospitalization he often commented on his exceptional care. The family will forever be grateful to the compassionate medical staff who continue to courageously endure the brunt of this pandemic. To honor Dean’s life, the family respectfully asks that you prioritize mask wearing, vaccination, and following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

The service will be announced at a later date when it feels safe to gather.

Memorial donations may be made by contributing to Our Community Place, 17 East Johnson St., Harrisonburg, VA 22802. You might also consider helping a family directly dealing with COVID-19 or experiencing hardship in Dean’s honor.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.mcmullenfh.com.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record 1/21/2021
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Edna G. Martin
May 31, 1940 - January 19, 2021

Edna G. Weaver, 80, of Leola, entered into rest on Tuesday, January 19, 2021. Born in West Earl Township, she was the daughter of the late John B. and Anna Mae Groff Martin. She was the loving wife of Landis W. Weaver for 60 years 11 months. She was a homemaker and a member of the Centerville Mennonite Church. Edna was a loving and caring person with interest in the lives of friends and family.

Beside her husband, she is survived by: Lamar M. husband of Bonnie Hoover Weaver of Denver, Darvin M. husband of Cheryl Sweigart Weaver of Jonestown, Sherwin M. husband of Sheila Martin Weaver of Leola, Dorinda Kay wife of Brendle S. Martin of Myerstown, Quentin M. husband of Sara Ann Stoltzfoos Weaver of Leola; 33 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; siblings, Mary Jane wife of Lloyd Nolt of Lititz, Louella wife of Mark Good of Dalton, OH, Vera Mae wife of Carl Zimmerman of Fredricksburg, Earl husband of Grace Martin of Ephrata and Ellen Kirby of Lincoln City, OR.

She was preceded in death by: a son, Reynold M. Weaver, grandson, Chadwin E. Weaver and great-grandson, Andrian Hindal.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, January 27, 2021 at 10:00 AM at Centerville Mennonite Church, 201 Sensenig Rd., Ephrata, PA. Friends may call on Monday, January 25, 2021 from 1-4 PM and 5-8 PM at Midway Mennonite Reception Center, 210 Lexington Road, Lititz. Interment will be in Centerville Mennonite Church Cemetery. Furman's-Leola

Intelligencer Journal - 1/23/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Elizabeth M. "Betty" Nolt
February 2, 1925 - March 11, 2021

Elizabeth M. "Betty" Weaver, 96, of Ephrata, passed away Thursday, March 11, 2021, at Fairmount Homes Inc. She was born in Earl Township to the late Henry M. and Almeta (Heller) Nolt and was the wife of the late Abram H. Weaver who passed away in 2018.

Elizabeth was a member of New Haven Mennonite Church.

She is survived by a daughter, Dolores, wife of Donald Newswanger; three sons, Clair, husband of Betsy (Stoltzfus) Weaver, Dale, husband of Brenda (Martin) Weaver, Clydeth, husband of Diane (Shreiner) Weaver; a daughter-in-law, Kay (Ecenroad) Weaver; 12 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Luella Nolt Martin. In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a son, Glenn Weaver and a brother-in-law, Harry Martin.

A viewing will be held on Monday, March 15, 2021, from 9 to 10 AM, at New Haven Mennonite Church, 230 Crest Road, Lititz, followed by her funeral service at 10 AM, with New Haven Mennonite Ministry officiating. Interment will take place in the New Haven Mennonite Cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata

Intelligencer Journal - 3/13/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Jacoby Ryan
April 29, 2017 - January 21, 2021

Jacoby Ryan Weaver, 3, of Lewisburg, went to be with Jesus on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, at Geisinger Medical Center.
Born on April 29, 2017, in Buffalo Township, the son of Nevin Weaver and Mary Lou (Zimmerman) Weaver of Lewisburg.

Surviving in addition to his loving parents are paternal grandparents, Luke H. and Vera Z. (Zimmerman) Weaver of Lewisburg; maternal grandparents, Allen M. and Marian Z. (Hoover) Zimmerman of Lewisburg; maternal great-grandmother, Mary M. (Zimmerman) Hoover of Mifflinburg; aunts and uncles, Daryl G. and Sarahann W. Weaver of Millmont, Janette K. and Clyde S. Martin of North Bangor, N.Y., Maureen F. and Curvin R. Oberholtzer of Millmont, Lora L. and Norman Lee Martin of Lewisburg, Anita K and John A. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Miriam J. and Steven J. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Heidi B. Weaver of Lewisburg, Regina M. Weaver of Lewisburg, Judith H. and David S. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Nathaniel H. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Karla H. and Darrel N. Nolt of Mifflinburg, Roy H. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Lynn H. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, Eldon H. Zimmerman of Lewisburg.

He was preceded in death by paternal great-grandparents, John D. and Annie Z. (Hoover) Weaver, Mahlon Z. and Katie M. (Zimmerman) Zimmerman; maternal great-grandfather, Allen H. Hoover.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021, at the home of Allen M. and Marian Z. Zimmerman, 360 Young Road, Lewisburg, where the service will be held at 9 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 25, 2021, with further services at Vicksburg Old Order Mennonite Church, Beaver Run Road, Mifflinburg, at 9:30 a.m. with Bishop Isaac W. Weaver officiating.

Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.
Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 1/22/2021
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, LeRoy M.
February 7, 1940 - April 3, 2021

LeRoy M. Weaver, 81, of Stevens, passed away on Saturday, April 3, 2021, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital.

He was born in East Earl to the late Harry H. and Mary (Martin) Weaver and was the husband of Wilma M. (Byler) Weaver.

LeRoy was a member of Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, Lititz. He enjoyed gardening and attending tractor shows.

LeRoy worked as a truck driver for Martin Limestone for over 40 years prior to his retirement.

In addition to his wife, LeRoy is survived by daughter, Cynthia S. Breneman; five sisters, Louella Horst, Mary Jane Lehman, Katheryn (Roman) Musser, Beulah (Wilmer) Musser, and Mildred (Lester) Musser; and brother, Harry Weaver, Jr. (Linda Musser).

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by first wife, Arlene M. Martin in 2000; sister, Esther Mae Oberholtzer, brother, Raymond Weaver, and infant brother, Richard Weaver.

A viewing will be held on Thursday, April 8, 2021, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, 590 Hammer Creek Road, Lititz. An additional viewing will be held Friday, April 9th, from 9:00 to 10:00 AM, at the church. Funeral services will follow at 10:00 AM, with Pastor Leonard Rutt officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

If desired, memorial contributions in LeRoy's memory may be made to Kidney Assoc. of Lancaster County, c/o LGH Health Campus, 2100 Harrisburg Avenue, Lancaster, PA, 17604.

Arrangements by Roseboro Stradling Funeral & Cremation Services, Inc., Denver.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/7/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Mahlon S.
December 20, 1950 - January 29, 2021

Mahlon S. Weaver, 70, of Reading, formerly of Ephrata, passed away on Friday, January 29, 2021, at Fairlane Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation.

He was born in East Cocalico Township to the late Martin S. and Clara D. (Stahl) Weaver and was the husband of the late Phobe M. (Weaver) Weaver.

Mahlon is survived by two daughters, Hope Weaver of Ephrata, Faith W., wife of Alson Martin of Mifflinburg; seven grandchildren, Kristina, Alyssa, Lanelle, James, Jeriah, Rylan and Nekoda; six siblings, Edward, husband of June Weaver, Carl, husband of Irene Weaver, John Weaver, Kathryn, wife of Mervin Martin, Clara, wife of Melvin Auker, Joseph, husband of Eunice Weaver and two sisters-in-law, Grace Weaver and Alice Mae Weaver.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by six siblings, Joyce Eleanor, Pauline, Dorothy, Eldon, Leon, and Martin.

A viewing will be held on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, from 5 to 8 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 9:30 AM at the Pike Mennonite Church, 2530 Division Highway, Ephrata. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/30/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Weaver, Matthew S.
February 23, 2001 - February 28, 2021

Matthew S. Weaver, 20, of Stevens, passed away Sunday, February 28, 2021, after sustaining injuries in a motor vehicle accident.

He was born in Lancaster, he was the son of Vernon E. and Rhoda B. (Good) Weaver with whom he resided.

Matthew was a member of Valley View Mennonite Church. He was employed as a driver/laborer at Freedom Ranger Hatchery in Reinholds.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a brother, V. Chad, husband of Sylvia J. (Martin) Weaver of Stevens; five sisters, Judith A. Weaver of Lebanon, Rhoda B. Weaver of Ephrata, Rachel B. Weaver of Ephrata, Mary Jo Weaver of Coatesville, Andrea R. Weaver of Shiloh, OH; five nephews and six nieces.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Levi E. and S. Norma (Groff) Weaver; maternal grandparents, Paul B. and Etta M. (Burkholder) Good and maternal step-grandmother, Edith (Newswanger) Seibel Good.

A viewing will be held Thursday, March 4, 2021, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., at Valley View Mennonite Church, 194 Gockley Road, Stevens. Funeral services will be held Friday, March 5, 2021, at 10 a.m., at the church. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

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


 

Weaver, Wilma D.
November 8, 1939 - February 27, 2021

Wilma D. Weaver, 81, of LaGrange, died on Saturday, February 27 in Sarasota, FL. She was born on November 8, 1939 in LaGrange County, to the late David J. and Alice (Hostetler) Weaver.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church and attended the First Pinecraft Amish Church in Sarasota, FL. She was a waitress and wintered in Florida for over 60 years cleaning houses.

Left to cherish her memory are a sister Mary Jane Bontrager of Shipshewana; three brothers, Freeman (Norma) Weaver of AZ, LeRoy (Ida) Weaver of Shipshewana, Mervin (Joan) Weaver of Nappanee; two sisters-in-law, Elva Weaver of LaGrange, Martha Weaver of Shipshewana; and many nieces and nephews.

Wilma was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Wilbur, Vernon, and David Weaver; niece, Martha Weaver and three nephews, Wayne, Darrell, and Joseph.

Visitation will be from 2:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, March 5 at the Ervin Miller Jr. residence, 7455 W. 050 N., LaGrange. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Saturday, March 6 also at the residence. Services will be conducted by the home ministers of the Old Order Amish Church. Burial will be in Yoder Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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


 

Wells, Helena Grace Yoder
June 14, 1921 - February 14, 2021

Helena Grace Yoder Wells was born June 14, 1921, in Denbigh, Virginia, and died February 14, 2021, in Chester, Virginia. She was the ninth of ten children born to J. Harvey Yoder and Irene Hertzler Yoder.

Helena grew up in a house full of brothers and sisters, an outdoor girl who, from a young age, would rather help with the milking than set the table. In later years, her beautiful lawn and rose gardens took the place of the activities of the family dairy farm.

In 1939, Helena left home to study a year at Eastern Mennonite College in Harrisonburg, Virginia. At the death of her mother Irene in 1941, however, Helena remained on the farm to help maintain the home for her father until he remarried in 1951.

As a career, Helena managed the office and sales room of Yoder Frozen Foods on 35th Street in downtown Newport News. There she met Herbert Wells, whom she married in June, 1969.

Helena grew up in the Warwick River Mennonite Church. She and Herbert also spent many years in fellowship at Calvary Community Church in downtown Newport News.

Some years after Herbert passed away, Helena moved to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she spent her later years.

The last of her family, Helena will be remembered by many friends and by her 32 nieces and nephews who loved her dearly and especially by Lynn Brunk to whom she was a second mother. The family will celebrate her life at a private event at a later date.

Daily News Record - 2/20/2021
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wenger, Verna S.
April 5 1958 - March 29, 2021

Verna S. Wenger, 62, of Lititz, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, after a lengthy battle with cancer. She was under hospice care the last five weeks.

She was born in Lititz to Norman Z., of Lititz, and the late Emma (Sensenig) Wenger.

She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Verna worked in the bakery of Martin's Country Market and later at Lititz Family Cupboard in food prep.

in addition to her father, Verna is survived by four brothers, Lester S., husband of Joyce Wenger of Terre Hill, Mervin S., husband of Elaine Wenger of Womelsdorf, Norman S., Jr., husband of Fern Wenger of New Holland, James S. Wenger at home; two sisters, Luella S., wife of Galen Martin of Manheim, Edith S., wife of Leon Martin of Lebanon and 34 nieces and nephews.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by a sister, Irene S. Wenger.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, April 4, 2021 from 2:30 to 4:30 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM at Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 5, 2021, at 9:30 AM at Groffdale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), 90 Groffdale Road, Leola, 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.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/1/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Wilson, Gerald A.
November 3, 1933 - January 13, 2021

Gerald A. Wilson, 87, Goshen, passed away January 13, 2021, at his home.

He was born November 3, 1933 in Goshen to Ora and Gola (Shrock) Wilson. On December 4, 1955 he married Roma Weldy.

She survives along with three sons, Kent (Darlene) Wilson and Gregory (Kim Evans) Wilson, both of Goshen and Jeffrey Wilson of Cromwell; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and two siblings, Veradine Berkey of Elkhart and Lyle Wilson of Goshen.

He graduated from Jefferson Township School in 1951 after attending there 12 years. He received a Bachelor’s degree from Goshen College in 1955 and a Master’s degree from Indiana University, Bloomington, in 1961.

Mr. Wilson spent over 40 years as an educator – retiring from Middlebury Community Schools in 1998 after 34 years in the school system. He taught at Jefferson School, his alma mater, for two years and then as principal for 27 years. During his tenure at Jefferson School – the school evolved from a K-12 school to a K-8 and then a K-5. He was the first Assistant Superintendent of the school district, serving for four years.

Mr. Wilson also served seven years at Betania Mennonite School near Aibonito, Puerto Rico under Mennonite Board of Missions. He served as teacher for two years and as principal for five years.

After being retired for a few years, Mr. Wilson began teaching English as a Second Language at Northridge High School during the 2002-03 and 2010-11 school years.

He grew up in the Clinton Frame Church and was a longtime member of Pleasant View Church.

From time to time Gerald and his wife owned and operated several small businesses – Wilson’s Rental Properties, Nappanee Dairy Queen, Clark Convenience Store and Wilson’s Sunoco. He was also involved, with his son, Kent, in the Dollar Store at College Plaza.

Public visitation, following the county COVID guidelines, 25 people at a time, will be Sunday, January 17, 2021, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. A private family only, funeral service will be held Monday, at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. The service will be streamed and the link will be posted on www.yoderculpfuneralhome.com.

Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Pleasant View Church or Jefferson Elementary School, Goshen, at Interra Credit Union, Gerald Wilson Memorial Fund.

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

 


 

Witmer, Gwendolyn J. Martin
October 18, 1949 - January 30, 2021

Gwendolyn J. Witmer, 71, of Reamstown, died of cancer complications at her home on Saturday, January 30, 2021.

Born in Hagerstown, MD, she was a daughter of the late Earl, Jr. and Mary Louise (Shank) Martin. She was married to David E. Witmer for 49 years.

Gwen was a member of the Cocalico Christian Brotherhood.

She was a homemaker and a home school evaluator for many years.

Surviving in addition to her husband are nine children, David N., (Sonja Martin) Witmer of Reamstown, Charlotte E. (John) Bergey of Reamstown, J. Dervin (Kari Bredeweg) Witmer of Cassopolis, MI, Caroline B. (Joseph) Bergey of Manns Choice, Charity A. (Anthony) Garman of Adamstown, Dean K. (Rosanna Reiff) Witmer of Reamstown, Cherie M. (Aaron) Reiff of Reamstown, Doran L. (Rose Landis) Witmer of Reamstown, and Chelesa R. (David) Lapp of Hampton, CT; 49 grandchildren; two great grandchildren; two brothers, J. Dennis (Jeanne Hess) Martin of Myerstown, and Don L. (Mildred McGrath) Martin of Mifflintown; and a sister, Rhoda A. (Eugene) Martin of Ephrata.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 4 at 10 a.m. at Cocalico Christian Brotherhood, 58 S. Reamstown Road, Stevens. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata and on Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at Cocalico Christian Brotherhood. To send the family online condolences visit us at www.groffeckenroth.com. Arrangements are with the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/1/2021
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



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