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2022 B2

Brandenberger, Sam B. ; . . Breneman, Ruth Burkholder ; . . Brenneman, Fannie Bontrager ; . . Brubacker, Rebecca H. Martin ; . . Brubaker, Daryl Z. ; . . Brubaker, Earl M. ; . . Brubaker, Gladys M. Landis ; . . Brubaker, Lydia Ann Stauffer ; . . Brubaker, Orpha M. Apple ; . . Brunk, Muriel "Lynn" ; . . Burkholder, Daniel Lester ; . . Burkholder, Ezra Wenger ; . . Burkholder, Gladys Hershey ; . . Burkholder, Tammy S. Pannebecker ; . . Byler, Caroline H. Schwartz ; . . Byler, Rudy R. ; . .


Brandenberger, Sam B.
September 6, 1936 - April 2, 2022

Sam B. Brandenberger, 85, of Middlebury, died at 5:04 pm on Saturday, April 2 [2022] at his residence. He was born on September 6, 1936, in Union City, PA, to Elmer and Elizabeth (Schwartz) Brandenberger. On November 14, 1957, in LaGrange, he married Sara Etta Lambright, she survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are daughter, Clara (Levi) Yoder of Middlebury; four sons, Samuel Jr. (Nora) Brandenberger, Marion Brandenberger both of Shipshewana, James (Sharon) Brandenberger of Middlebury, Elmer (Rhoda) Brandenberger of LaGrange; daughter-in-law, Naomi Brandenberger of Topeka; 28 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren; seven sisters, Effie May Wickey, Margaret Wickey both of Monroe, Leah (Dan) Schwartz of Albany, WI, Salome Miller of LaGrange, Kathryn (Lester) Miller of New Haven, Becky (Emanuel) Wickey of Monroe, Wilma (Melvin) Lengacher of Maysville, KY; three brothers, Jacob (Catherine) Brandenberger of Greentop, MO, Elmer (Sarah) Brandenberger of Flemingsburg, KY, Willie (Mary) Brandenberger of Grabill; sister-in-law, Rebecca Brandenberger of Grabill.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Homer Brandenberger; daughter-in-law, Alpha Brandenberger; grandson, Jason Brandenberger, great-grandson, Matthew James Mast; two brothers, Martin and Amos Brandenberger.

Sam was a carpenter and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Monday, April 4 and all day Tuesday, April 5 at the Leon Wingard residence, 11692 CR 18, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Wednesday, April 6 also at the Leon Wingard residence. Services will be conducted by Bishop Melvin R. Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

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


Breneman, Ruth Burkholder
October 29, 1928 - April 6, 2022

Ruth B. Breneman, 93, formerly of Washington Boro, went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 at Pleasant View Communities. She was the wife of the late Amos W. Breneman, who passed away in 1993. She was born in Clay Township, daughter of the late John H. and Mary Wenger Burkholder. Ruth was a homemaker and contributed much to the family farm for many years. She was a member of Habecker Mennonite Church. In later years, she volunteered at the Columbia Re-Uzit Shop. Ruth enjoyed time with her family and cooking.

She is survived by her five children: J. Earl (Connie) Breneman, Columbia; Karen S. (Paul) Miller, Elizabethtown; James L. (Renee) Breneman, Mountville; Nelson R. (Valerie) Breneman, Washington Boro and Carol A. Breneman, Washington Boro. Eleven grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren. Two brothers: Paul A. Burkholder, Ephrata and Glenn (Phoebe) Burkholder, Washington Boro. One sister: Jean Zimmerman Alvisi, Stevens. One sister-in-law: Lois Burkholder, Washington Boro. She was preceded in death by an infant daughter: Janice E. Breneman; infant brother: Irwin W. Burkholder and an infant sister: Doris E. Burkholder. Three brothers: J. Clyde, Ezra W. and Raymond W. Burkholder.

The family would like to thank Melynda Hasselbach for being a wonderful caregiver and friend to their Mom. Also, to everyone at Pleasant View Communities and Hospice for All Seasons, for their compassionate care.

The Funeral Service will be held at Habecker Mennonite Church, 451 Habecker Church Road, Lancaster, PA 17603 on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2022 at 11:00 A.M. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday, APRIL 19, 2022 from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and also on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Please omit flowers. Memorial contributions may be made in her memory to: Habecker Mennonite Church. Arrangements by the Workman Funeral Homes, Inc., Mountville/Columbia.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/14/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Brenneman, Fannie Bontrager
February 11, 1931 - May 13, 2022

Fannie Brenneman, 91, of Bristol, died peacefully in her sleep at 11:00 pm, on Friday, May 13 at Goshen Hospital. She was born on February 11, 1931, in Kokomo, to Joseph and Sarah (Helmuth) Bontrager. On February 16, 1957, in Kokomo, she married Raymond Jay Brenneman, he died March 1, 2020.

Surviving are three sons, Robert (Marla) Brenneman of Goshen, Rollin (Laura) Brenneman of Union, MI, Ronald Brenneman of Bristol; five grandchildren, Amber (Matt) Bloom, Michael (Lisa) Kauffman, Kyle Brenneman, Jezra (Becky) Brenneman, Brenna (James) Noffsinger; six great-grandchildren, Johnny and Aabby Bell, Ellie and Simon Bloom, Ari and Darcy Brenneman; sister, Alma Bontrager of Tipton.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; two grandchildren, Matthew and Malachi Kauffman; seven brothers, Harvey, Al, Ed, John, Dewey, Daniel, and Levi Bontrager; five sisters, Nora Troyer, Edna Sutherland, Mandy Miller, Sylvia Bontrager, Emma Bontrager and an infant sister.

Fannie was a homemaker and helped her husband on the farm. She also was a truck driver delivering RV’s. She was currently attending Bonneville Mennonite Church and was a former member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church. Fannie enjoyed gardening and loved spending time with her grandkids.

Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Thursday, May 19 at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street, Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:30 am on Friday, May 20 also at the funeral home. Services will be conducted by Pastor Mariah Martin. Burial will be in Clinton Brick Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Bonneyville Mennonite Church.

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


Brubacker, Rebecca H. Martin
September 1, 1935 - January 11, 2022

Rebecca H. Brubacker, 86, of Richland, peacefully went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at Myerstown Mennonite Home, Myerstown, PA with family by her side. She was the wife of the late Victor P. Brubacker. Born September 1, 1935, near Brownstown, PA, she was the daughter of the late David M. and Alta Hoover Martin.

A homemaker, Rebecca was a custodian at First National Bank, Fredericksburg, and a volunteer at the Jubilee Shop. She enjoyed plants, bird watching, prayer and reading the Bible, and was a member of Harmony Christian Fellowship.

She is survived by sons, Jesse, husband of Rosanna (Martin), Lebanon; Ray, husband of Michelle (Barham), Vero Beach, FL; David, husband of Karen (Zook), Richland; and daughter Rose, wife of Richard Hoover, Martinsburg; 10 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; two brothers, David H. husband of Rhoda Martin of Newmanstown, and Emanuel H. husband of Susan Martin of Millersville; two sisters, Florence wife of Samuel Nolt of East Greenville, and Anna wife of Roy Zeiset of Greencastle; two brothers-in-law, Charles Martin and Marvin Wise. She was preceded in death by a son, Victor E. Brubacker, brothers, Aaron, Norman and Melvin Martin and by sisters, Laura Martin and Miriam Wise.

Her funeral will be held Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11 AM at Harmony Christian Fellowship, 30 Camp Swatara Road, Myerstown, PA, with Leonard Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. A viewing will be held at Harmony Christian Fellowship, Saturday from 9-11 AM, prior to the funeral. Anyone wishing to listen to the funeral service may dial 1-717-933-3168 at 11 AM. Kindly omit flowers. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.

LancasterOnLine, Jan. 13, 2022
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Brubaker, Daryl Z.
April 8, 2003 - April 17, 2022

Daryl Z. Brubaker, 19, of Mount Pleasant Mills, entered into rest Sunday, April 17, 2022, due injuries suffered in an automobile accident in Perry Township, Snyder County.

He was born April 8, 2003, in Thompsontown, a son of Paul M. and Ruth Ellen (Zimmerman) Brubaker of Mount Pleasant Mills.

Surviving in addition to his parents are fours brothers, Lawrence Brubaker of Middleburg, Kenneth Brubaker, Curtis Brubaker, Galen Brubaker, all at home; three sisters, Gloria, Claudine and Lorraine, all at home; and maternal grandmother, Katie B. Zimmerman of Mechaniesville, Md.

He was preceded in death by maternal grandfather, Irvin S. Zimmerman of Mechanicsville, Md.; paternal grandparents, Frank S. and Mildred L. Brubaker of Mount Pleasant Mills, as well as numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the family residence, 590 Hoffer Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, where the funeral will be held at 12:15 p.m. Friday, April 22, with further services at Stauffer Old Order Mennonite Church, 67 Troup Valley Road, Mount Pleasant Mills, with the local ministry officiating.

Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 4/18/2022
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Brubaker, Earl M.
April 28, 1961 - February 14, 2022

Earl M. Brubaker, age 60, of Shelby, died Monday, February 14, 2022 following an unexpected and apparent heart attack.

Earl was born April 28,1961 in Ephrata, PA to the late Lester G. and Elsie (Martin) Brubaker. He worked in the construction industry and was a member of Clear Creek Mennonite Church in Savannah.

Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Barbara A. (Richard) Brubaker, whom he wed on August 11, 1984; 10 children: Melodie (Steve) Leid of Wooster, Michelle (Eric) Vikingstad of Sunbury, Craig Brubaker of New Washington, Eric (Marnita) Brubaker of Shiloh, Sherry (Lyle) Martin of Goshen, IN, Elsie (Jamie) Martin of Lakeville, IN, Carolyn (Adrien) Penrod of Creston, Evelyn Brubaker, Scott Brubaker, and Brent Brubaker all of Shelby; 10 grandchildren: Keturah, Trent, Abigail, Ian, Toby, Liz, Lance, Rowan, Scarlett, and Cooper; mother and father-in-law: Jr. and Naomi Richard of Wooster; siblings: Eugene (Mildred) Brubaker, Ervin (Mary Ellen) Brubaker, Mary Ann (Jere) Zimmerman, Ray (Joy) Brubaker, John (Susan) Brubaker, and Linda (Ross) Martin; and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Family and friends are welcome on Thursday, February 17, 2022 from 5-7 pm and again on Friday, February 18, 2022 from 10 am-12 noon and 3-6 pm at the Buckeye Community Center, 79 Noble Road, Shiloh, Ohio 44878. Funeral services will be on Saturday, February 19, 2022 at 10 am at Clear Creek Mennonite Church,665 Township Road 1101, Ashland, Ohio 44805. Bishop Paul Zimmerman will officiate with burial following in the church cemetery.

The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
February 15, 2022
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Brubaker, Gladys M. Landis
July 18, 1922 - April 30, 2022

Gladys M. Brubaker, 99, of Quarryville, passed away Saturday, April 30, 2022 at her home. Gladys was born in Lancaster, a daughter of the late Phares B. and Martha (Groff) Landis. She was the faithful wife of Marlin R. Brubaker who died in 2009. They shared 62 years of marriage.

Gladys graduated from East Lampeter High School in 1941 and worked at Hamilton Watch Factory for several years. She was a member of Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church, where she participated in the Sewing Circle, making many comforter tops for MCC.

She and her husband started Little Britain Ag Supply in 1962. Gladys enjoyed boating and water skiing as well as growing roses. She had the gift of hospitality, hosting meals for family and friends. She spent many winters in Sarasota, where she and her husband were active in the Bahia Vista Community.

Gladys is survived by six children: James R., husband of Glenda (Smoker) of Quarryville; Velma E., wife of Linford Good of Lancaster; Carol J., wife of Larry Burkhart of Quarryville; M. Ray, husband of Phyllis (Craul) of Quarryville; Gayle M., wife of Daniel Hershberger of Quarryville; and Joyce A., wife of Gordon Herr of Linden, WI. She is also survived by 21 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren. Gladys was preceded in death by two sisters: Arlene Kurtz, and Miriam Eckman and four brothers: Marvin Landis, Carvel Landis, Harold Landis, and Raymond Landis.

A memorial service will take place at Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church, 735 Church Road, Quarryville on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday evening from 6-8 p.m. and also on Saturday from 10-11 a.m. Traditional interment will be private prior to the service in the adjoining cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/2/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Brubaker, Lydia Ann Stauffer
September 19, 1957 - May 7, 2022

Lydia Ann Brubaker, 64, of Port Trevorton entered into rest on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center after a battle with cancer.

She was born on September 19, 1957, in Lancaster County, a daughter of the late David Stauffer and Lydia (Martin) Stauffer. On May 12, 1979, she married John A. Brubaker, who survives.
She was a member of Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church.
Lydia was a homemaker and operated Brubaker Quilts in Port Trevorton for many years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by four children, Winona Martin (Floyd) of Mount Pleasant Mills; John Brubaker of Port Trevorton; Showandah Martin (Andy) of Mount Pleasant Mills; Zachary Brubaker (Jessica) of Port Trevorton, 10 grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Ivanor Brubaker, five brothers and nine sisters, Robert Stauffer, Larry Stauffer, Leon Stauffer, Edwin Stauffer, David Stauffer, Edith Martin, Mildred Martin, Nora Burbaker, Gladys Martin, Sylvia Brubaker, Dorothy Brubaker, Edna Auker, Susan Brubacker and Fern Auker.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a brother, Nelson Stauffer, and three brothers-in-law.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at 51 Ferry Hill Road, Port Trevorton, where the funeral will be held at 12 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022. Further services will be held at 12:45 pm at Chapman Old Order Mennonite Church, Black Woods Road, Port Trevorton with the local ministry 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 Iteml - 5/8/2022
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Brubaker, Orpha M. Apple
August 2, 1925 - March 16, 2022

Orpha M. Brubaker, 96, of Belleville, entered eternal life on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, at Valley View Retirement Community in Belleville.

She was born Aug. 2, 1925, in West Perry Township, Snyder County, a daughter of the late George and Della (Kauffman) Apple.

On Aug. 11, 1945, Orpha married her sweetheart, Jacob N. Brubaker. They shared more than 55 years of marriage at the time of Jacob's passing on Nov. 24, 2000.

Orpha was a homemaker who enjoyed gardening, flowers, reading, visiting friends and family, music and poetry, playing games, and walking. Her passion was cooking and making meals for people, as well as walking for the Life Pregnancy Center.

She was a member of the Richfield Life Ministries Church (formerly Richfield Mennonite Church) where she helped with the meals for funerals. She was also a member of their Christian Women's Club.

Orpha is survived by her children, Robert Brubaker and his wife Sandra of Lancaster, Danny Brubaker and his wife Ruth Ann of Hunlock Creek, Ronald Brubaker and his wife Betty of Selinsgrove, and Bonnie Benjamin of State College; 11 grandchildren, Deron Brubaker, Bradley Brubaker, Nathan Brubaker, Derick Brubaker, Melissa Howard, Jeremy Brubaker, Joel Brubaker, Danny Brubaker, Beth Strange, Jason Brubaker, and Christopher Brubaker; 26 great-grandchildren; and a daughter-in-law, Dianna Brubaker of Richfield.

She was preceded by her loving husband Jacob; her parents; a son, Orville Brubaker; three brothers, Paul Apple, Glenn Apple, and Melvin Apple; three sisters, Kathryn Lauver, Hazel Graybill, and Dorcas Fenner.

A viewing will be held from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, March 19, at the Richfield Life Ministries, 167 Church St., Richfield, followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. with Orpha's son, Pastor Danny Brubaker officiating.

Interment will be in the Richfield Union Cemetery immediately following the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in loving memory of Orpha may be sent to Christian Counseling Services of Central Pennsylvania, 883 Point Township Dr., Northumberland, PA 17857, Expectations Woman's Center, PO Box 291, Lewisburg, PA 17837-0291, or the Richfield Ambulance League, 38146 Route 35 North, Richfield, PA 17086.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the George P. Garman Funeral Homes, Inc., 9366 Route 35, Mount Pleasant Mills.

Sunbury Daily Item - 3/16/2022
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Brunk, Muriel "Lynn"
April 17, 1943 - January 1, 2022

Muriel “Lynn” Brunk, 78, passed away Jan. 1, 2022. She was born in Denbigh, Va., to George F. and Pauline Yoder Brunk. Later in life she moved to the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg, Va.

She is survived by five siblings, George F. Brunk Jr., Irene Huja, Polly Deen, Molly Brunk and Dale Brunk; their spouses; four nephews; a niece and a host of beloved extended family and friends.

She had a warm heart and a sweet smile for everyone. She enjoyed her life to the fullest and was always ready to help others if she could. At the end of her life, always a devoted Christian, she looked forward to joining her parents and other ancestors in Heaven.

The family will hold a Celebration of Life in Harrisonburg at a later date.

Daily News Record - 1/6/2021
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Burkholder, Daniel Lester
September 12, 1953 - May 2, 2022

Daniel Lester Burkholder, of Rockledge Drive, Carlisle, PA, born September 12, 1953, died May 2, 2022 at the age of 68 years, 7 months, 20 days.

He was a member of the Mountain View Mennonite Church. He was the son of the late Martin L. and Ruth H. (Horst) Burkholder, and the husband of Susanna K. (Rudolph) Burkholder.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven sons, Josiah (Rachel) Orleans, MI, Marcus (Alta) Newville, PA, Joel (Delores) Dongola, IL, Ethan (Laura) Twin City, GA, Stephen (Joy) Orleans, MI, Samuel (Esther) and Philip (Sharon) , both of Carlisle, PA; five daughters, Laura and Aletha Burkholder, both of Carlisle, PA, Vera Jane (James) Witmer, Lebanon, PA, Suellen and Edith Burkholder, both of Carlisle, PA, 33 grandchildren; three brothers, John (Marie) Waynesboro, PA, Nathan (Ruth) Sharpsburg, MD, James (Rhoda) Hagerstown, MD; and three sisters, Naomi Martin, Waynesboro, PA; Sarah Burkholder, Greencastle, PA; Elizabeth (Jesse) Petre, Greencastle, PA.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Rebecca, and one brother in-law, Jerry Martin.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in the Mountain View Mennonite Church, 720 Burnt House Road, Carlisle, PA 17015 conducted by the Mountain View Mennonite Church Ministry.

Viewings will be held Thursday, May 5th from 5-7 and Friday, May 6th from 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. at the church.

Burial will take place in the Mountain View Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Family request omission of flowers.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium Inc.

Fogelsanger - Bricker Funeral Home & Crematorium, Inc.
Shippensburg, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Burkholder, Ezra Wenger
July 15, 1931 - February 25, 2022

Ezra Wenger Burkholder, 90, of Washington Boro, Pennsylvania, was received into the arms of his Lord and Savior on February 25, 2022. He was the son of John and Mary (Wenger) Burkholder. Ezra was preceded in death by his wife Lois (2016) after 61 years of marriage.

Surviving are his four children: Vera Jane, wife of James W. Kreider, Placentia, California; J. Richard, husband of Cheryl L. (Harnish), Washington Boro; Nancy J., wife of Charles H. Albrecht, Lancaster; Marianne, wife of the late Rodney Dale Beiber, Washington Boro; eight grandchildren: Regina (Tim), Chad (Stacie), Cindy, Tanya (Marcel), Ryan (Lindsey), Jeff (Lisa), Crystal (Ian), and Eric (Marisa); 15 great grandchildren; two brothers, Paul A., Ephrata, Glenn E., Washington Boro; two sisters, Ruth N. Breneman, Manheim, Jean E. Alvisi, Stevens.

He was preceded in death by three brothers: Irwin W., J. Clyde, and Raymond W.; one sister, Doris E., and one grandson, Tyler.

Ezra enjoyed gardening and raising crops and cattle on his farm (Abundant Hills) in "the manor." He engineered and fabricated many interesting tools and pieces of equipment to suit his needs on the farm. He was employed part-time for many years by Hershey Equipment Co. He also held part-time jobs at Lancaster Leaf, Turkey Hill, Grinnell, and for Mark Hess.

He was a member of the Mt. Raiders Hunting Camp in Potter Co. where he thoroughly enjoyed the friendship of each of the members and guests. His love of hunting started at an early age and continued throughout his life.

He was a member of Living Light Mennonite Church (formerly Masonville) where he served as trustee and participated in worship by playing his mandolin.

Ezra enjoyed sharing the good news of Jesus through his mandolin music along with various groups: The Howard Simmons Orchestra, Melody Strings, The Old Timers, and The Five Friends. Ezra encouraged many of his family and friends through his music, inspiring them to pursue their interests in music.

Ezra impacted many lives throughout his life. Many family members and neighbors were employed with summer work on the farm. On the farm, life lessons were taught: enjoying hard work, working together with excellence and efficiency, encouraging others, and making time to play and vacation.

He will be remembered for his lively story-telling, living simply, and desiring to live at peace with all. He offered his encouragement, words of wisdom, and resources to others, helping them find and develop their God-given passions, gifting and calling.

The family would like to thank Marianne for the special care she gave to Dad in the last years of his life.

Family and friends are invited to a viewing at Living Light Mennonite Church, 2625 Safe Harbor Road, Wash. Boro, PA 17582 on Friday, March 4th, 2022 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The burial will be private on the following morning at the Masonville Cemetery.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on April 30, 2022, at Living Light Mennonite Church. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The Loft Community Partnership, "connecting Penn Manor residents with resources."

Intelligencer Journal - 2/27/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Burkholder, Gladys Hershey
July 7, 1932 - March 29, 2022

Gladys Hershey Burkholder, 89, of New Holland and formerly of Denver, passed away Tuesday March 29th, 2022 at Garden Spot Village in New Holland. She was preceded in death by her husband Landis Eugene Burkholder in 2020 and was the daughter of the late Amos G. and Edna Groff Hershey.

Gladys is survived by: two sons, David A. Burkholder of New Holland and John H. Burkholder, husband of Gwen S. Burkholder of Columbia; a daughter, Joyce E. Martin of Coatesville; six grandchildren; two sisters, Arlene G. and Thelma E. Hershey both of Landis Homes in Lititz. She was preceded in death by two sisters: Dorothy R. Felpel and Pauline M. Hershey.

Gladys worked in the cafeteria for Cocalico School District for many years and worked part time at Weaver's Market after retirement. Gladys and Landis operated a small farm in Denver most of their life, which is now called "Burkholder's Ever-Green Farm" and is owned and operated by his brother Dan and his wife Margi.

Gladys was a member of Stumptown Mennonite Church for many years and enjoyed time with her friends in Sewing Circle and Sunday School class.

A viewing will be held at Stumptown Mennonite Church on Saturday April 2nd at 10 AM followed by a funeral service and burial at 11 AM.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Stumptown Mennonite Church, 2813 Stumptown Rd., Bird in Hand, PA 17505. Furman's Leola

Intelligencer Journal - 3/31/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Burkholder, Tammy S. Pannebecker
September 25, 1963 - April 3, 2022

Tammy S. Burkholder, 58, of Ephrata, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. She had suffered with Multiple System Atrophy a rare and aggressive version of Parkinsonism that immobilized her for the last couple of few years.

She was born in Ephrata to Harry L. and Barbara A. (Beyerle) Pannebecker, of Reinholds, and was the wife of Delmar Burkholder with whom she shared 38 years of marriage.

She was associated with Hinkletown Church.

Tammy worked for Doneckers and QVC for most of her life. She was a graduate of Cocalico High School and Brownstown Vo-tech. She was compassionate and always had an open ear of listening. Tammy was an animal lover, especially cats and tigers. She also enjoyed buying and selling ventriloquist goods with her husband.

She was preceded in death by a stillborn brother.

Services and interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tammy's memory may be made to Humane League of Lancaster County, 2195 Lincoln Highway East, Lancaster, PA, 17602.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 4/5/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Byler, Caroline H. Schwartz
February 19, 1943 - January 31, 2022

Caroline H. Byler, 78, of Goshen, died at 5:30 pm on Monday, January 31, at her residence. She was born on February 19, 1943 in Monroe to Noah and Mary (Schwartz) Schwartz. On August 28, 1969 in Middlebury, she married Noah B. Byler, he died February 7, 2019.

Surviving are four daughters, Lorene (Floyd) Schrock of Goshen, Marilyn Byler of Goshen, Katherine Byler of Goshen, Christina (Enos) Miller of Shipshewana; son, Daniel (Loretta) Byler of Goshen; 20 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Emma Schrock of Goshen, Elizabeth (Larry) Miller of Millersburg, Edith (Eli) Miller of Nappanee; three sisters-in-law, Lydiann Schwartz of Kingston, WI, Anna Schwartz of Middlebury, Margaret Schwartz of LaGrange; brother-in-law, Merv Yoder of Shipshewana. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; four brothers, John, Albert, Levi and Amos Schwartz; three sisters, Rosina Miller, Catherine Byler and Margaret Yoder.

Caroline was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 1:00 pm on Wednesday, February 2, and all day Thursday, February 3, at the family's residence, 60880 State Rd. 13 Goshen. Funeral services will be at 9:30 am on Friday, February 4, at Jonathan Yoder residence, 60845 State Rd. 13 Goshen. Services will be conducted by Bishop John Stoltzfus and the home ministers. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.

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


Byler, Rudy R.
February 9, 1943 - March 26, 2022

Rudy R. Byler, 79, of 1775 County Road 200, Dundee, passed away on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at his home following a 2 year battle with cancer.

He was born in Hartville on February 9, 1943 to the late John Freeman and Mary (Yoder) Byler and married Sarah Yoder on January 16, 1962. She died on October 2, 2020.

He had worked for Kidron Body for many years and was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

He is survived by children, Amos (Anna) Byler of Apple Creek, Daniel (Fannie) Byler of Fredericksburg, Junior (Anna) Byler of Dundee, Elmina (Daniel) Hershberger of Millersburg, Freeman (Iva) Byler of Millersburg and Mary Ann (Marion) Miller of the home; a brother, Lavern (Sylvia) Byler of Pennsylvania; 3 sisters, Catherine Burkholder of Indiana, Susie Yoder of Hartville, and Esther Bease of Massillon; a sister-in-law, Miriam (Alfred) Raber; 24 grandchildren; and 44 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by a brother, Vernon Byler; infant sister, Sarah; brothers-in-law, Dan B. Yoder and Jake Burkholder; grandchildren, Allen and Laura Byler.

The family would like to thank Aultman Hospice and caretaker Katie (Melvin) Mast for their kind and compassionate care.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, March 28, 2022 at 9:00 am at the family residence with Bishop Joe Miller Jr. officiating. Burial will follow in the Keim Cemetery, Paint Township, Holmes County. Friends may call after 2 pm Saturday or anytime Sunday at the family home. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Posted online on March 26, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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