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

2022  G

Gehman, Faye A. Peifer ; . . Gingerich, Barbara Plank ; . . Gingerich, Matthew Karl ; . . Good, Anna W. Martin ; . . Good, Howard Samuel ; . . Good, Minerva H. Horning ; . . Graber, Daniel L. ; . . Graybill, Esther I. Ramer ; . . Groff, Doris E. Landis ; . . Gunden, Donald E. ; . .


Gehman, Faye A. Peifer
September 22, 1950 - April 11, 2022

Faye A. Gehman, 71, of East Earl, passed away at home on Monday, April 11, 2022. She was married 51 years to David A. Gehman. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Enos R. and S. Arlene Peifer.

Faye had been employed as a seamstress at the former Classic Weddings in Lititz. She enjoyed sewing comforter tops, Word puzzles and reading.

Surviving besides her husband is a son, Jeffrey A. husband of Johanna Gehman of Narvon; a daughter, Julie A. wife of Jeffrey Stutzman of Denver, CO; four grandchildren, Montanna, Jarell, Dalton, and Landen Gehman; two sisters, Janet wife of Ronald Smoker of New Holland, and Brenda wife of Daryl Ebersole of Lancaster; two brothers, Robert husband of Betty Peifer of Jennersville, and Dwayne husband of Karen Peifer of Kirkwood.

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, April 14, at 3:00 P.M. at the Weaverland Anabaptist Faith Community, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl, PA with Rev. Brian Martin officiating. The family will greet friends following the service. Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA

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


Gingerich, Barbara Plank
May 3, 1940 - May 6, 2022

Barbara Gingerich, age 82 of Nappanee, IN, died at 9:07pm Friday, May 6, 2022 at Elkhart General Hospital. She was born on May 3, 1940 to John Henry and Cora Alma (Knepp) Plank in Plain City, OH. Barbara married Alvin D. Gingerich on April 2, 1960 in Goshen, IN. He preceded her in death after 45 years of marriage on July 15, 2005.

Mrs. Gingerich was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by 3 children: Cynthia (Earl, Jr) Miller of Nappanee, Cora (Lonnie) Miller of Nappanee, and Mark (Sherri) Gingerich of Goshen, IN; 11 grandchildren; 3 step grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; 5 step great grandchildren; a sister, Viola De Lance of Florida; and step sister, Mary Ellen Young of Oklahoma.

Mrs. Gingerich was preceded in death by her father; mother; step mother, Edna Plank; stillborn granddaughter, Wanita Miller; 3 brothers: Levi, Danny, and Johnny Plank; and a sister, Katie Aulls.

Friends and family may call at the family residence (70657 CR 3, Nappanee, IN) after 2 pm on Sunday, May 8, 2022 and all day on Monday, May 9, 2022. Funeral services will be held at 9:30am on Tuesday, May 10, 2022, also at the family residence. Home ministries of the Old Order Amish Church will officiate and burial will be in Weldy Cemetery, Nappanee, IN.

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


Gingerich, Matthew Karl
February 10, 1993 - January 29, 2022

Matthew Karl Gingerich, age 28, of Conestoga, passed away peacefully at his home on Saturday, January 29, 2022. He was born in Bedford, IN, son of Samuel O. and Catherine L. Schnupp Gingerich of Conestoga.

He was a member of Life Mennonite Fellowship of Willow Street where he was on the worship team. He had worked in patient care in the emergency department of the Lancaster General Hospital and volunteered as an EMT. He completed his requirements for a Psychology major from Millersville University, only a few weeks before his passing.

He served on the committee of Life Club of Lancaster. He enjoyed music, playing guitar, sports, especially baseball, football and basketball. Matthew was devoted to his Savior, proclaiming the goodness of Jesus in the midst of his battle with cancer. He impacted many because of his courage and unwavering faith.

Surviving besides his parents are 3 siblings: Amy M. wife of Brandon Wagler of Willow Street, Katie L. & Trenton K. Gingerich both at home, grandparents: Clair & Clara Durksen Schnupp of Dryden, Ontario. He was preceded in death by a brother Ian Michael Gingerich who passed away February 24, 2019.

Funeral service will take place at the Grace Community Church, 212 Peach Bottom Road, Willow Street, PA, on Thursday, February 3rd at 11 a.m. There will be a viewing at Life Mennonite Fellowship, 732 Millwood Road, Willow Street, on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Damien Foundation, 5117 Old Philadelphia Pike, Kinzers, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 2/1/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Good, Anna W. Martin
September 30, 1930 - March 21, 2022

Anna W. Good, 91, of Rutledge, Missouri went to be with her lord Monday, March 14, 2022, at her home surrounded by family.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, March 21, 2022, at the Millport Mennonite Church near Rutledge, Missouri.

She was born September 30,1930, in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Martha Martin. On January 12, 1952, she married Ivan Good. There were 10 children born to this union. Anna was delighted to tell you she had 70 grandchildren, 262 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren.

She was proceeded in death by her husband, Ivan Good in 2010; a daughter Esther Good in 2012; her parents; and two brothers, Lloyd Martin and John Martin.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/18/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Good, Howard Samuel
October 16, 1936 - May 11, 2022

Howard Samuel Good, 85, a resident of Dayton, passed away Wednesday, May 11, 2022, at his home. Mr. Good was born Oct. 16, 1936, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Marion Samuel and Esther Martin Good.

He was a farmer and also worked as a truck driver who hauled farming commodities for local farmers. In his later years, he was a taxi driver for the Old Order Mennonite Community. He was a member of Bank Mennonite Church.

On Jan. 8, 1956, he married his first wife, Esther Elizabeth Rodes Good, who passed away on Oct. 6, 2009. On Aug. 7, 2010, he married his second wife, JoAnn Carper Knicely, who passed away on Feb. 16, 2016. On May 19, 2018, he married Mabel H. Shirk, who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Catherine Campbell and husband, J.P., of Edinburg, Stanley Good and wife, Thelma, of Rockingham, Carolyn Stoltzfus and husband, Clifford, of Cochranville, Pa., Doris Heatwole and husband, Dale, of Dayton, Grace Hege and husband, Sanford, of Waynesboro and Beverly King and husband, Bruce, of Dayton; siblings, Willis Good and wife, Fannie Bell, Evelyn Landes and husband, Ralph, Raymond Good and wife, Alice, Anna Mary Swartz and husband, John, and Allen Good and wife, Faye; 27 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and numerous stepchildren, stepgrandchildren, and stepgreat-grandchildren from the Carper, Knicely, and Shirk families.

Mr. Good was also preceded in death by a son, Reuben Good.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Saturday, May 14, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at Bank Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at Bank Mennonite Church on Friday, May 13, from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m.

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

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 5/12/2022
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Good, Minerva H. Horning
May 19, 1923 - January 24, 2022

Minerva H. Good, 98, of Ephrata, passed away Monday, January 24, 2022, at WellSpan Ephrata Community Hospital. She was born in East Cocalico Township to the late John and Magdalena “Lena” (Hurst) Horning and was the wife of the late Warren E. Good who passed away in 2008.

Minerva was a member of Alive Church. She was a homemaker, a seamstress and had worked for the Ephrata Borough. She enjoyed oil painting, flowers, traveling, spending time with family and friends; playing games, laughing and telling stories

She is survived by two daughters, Ivy J. Martin, Ginger, wife of Dale Martin; 12 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and a sister, Laura Zimmerman.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Judy J. Kunkle, a son, Howard A. Good; siblings, Verna Fox, Anna Shirk, Esther Bowman, Lena Zimmerman, and John Horning.

A viewing will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022, from 1 to 2 pm, at Weaverland Mennonite Church, 210 Weaverland Valley Road, East Earl, followed by her funeral service at 2 pm, with Pastor Jeff High officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Minerva's memory may be made to Alive Church, 510 Stevens Rd., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

Intelligencery Journal - 1/27/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Graber, Daniel L.
February 8, 1938 - March 24, 2022

Daniel L. Graber, 84, of Shipshewana, died at 5:30 pm on Thursday, March 24, [2022] at his residence. His death was unexpected and was due to natural causes. He was born on February 8, 1938 in Constantine, MI, to Levi and Lizzie (Bontrager) Graber. On October 25, 1962 in LaGrange County, he married Joanna Troyer, she died January 26, 2020.

Surviving are four daughters, Elizabeth (Douglas) Snow of Southaven, MS, Cristina Graber, Kathryn Graber both of Sarasota, FL, Iva Jean (Tim) Graber of Sturgis, MI; two sons, David (Shari) Graber of White Pigeon, MI, Steven (Anita) Graber of Amelia, VA; 18 grandchildren; a great grandson; sister, Anna (Floyd) Yoder of Shipshewana.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; son, Paul Graber; sister, Edith Hochstetler; two brothers, Cletus Graber, and Crist Graber.

Daniel was a member of Fairhaven Mennonite Church and had worked as a farmer and blacksmith for most of his life. He was passionate about horses and became dedicated to horse breeding, he also enjoyed fishing.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 7:00 pm on Monday, March 28, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 South Main Street Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 29, at Fairhaven Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by the Fairhaven Ministry Team. Burial will be in Thomas Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Fairhaven Mennonite Church.

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


Graybill, Esther I. Ramer
January 5, 1930 - January 1, 2022

Esther I. Graybill, 91, of Delphi, died January 1, 2022, at the home of her son Wesley Graybill, where she resided for the past 8 years. She was born to the late Isaiah and Penola Witmer Ramer on January 5, 1930, in Elkhart County, Indiana. Esther married Lester J. Graybill on May 8, 1955, in Goshen, IN. He preceded her in death on July 1, 2005. Esther was a member of the Deer Creek Old Brethren German Baptist Church.

She is survived by five sons: Raymond and Elizabeth Graybill of Logansport, Benjamin and Lois Graybill of Flora, Rollin and Mary Jane Graybill of Delphi, Virgil and Virginia Graybill Trenton, MO and Wesley and Leah Graybill of Delphi. Three daughters: Regina and Denver Brumbaugh of Camden, Vesta and James Morris of Trenton, MO and Sylvia and Carl Morris of Flora. Forty-four grandchildren and thirty-six great-grandchildren. One brother: Robert and Erma Ramer of Goshen, IN. One sister: Viola and Leonard Hartman of Edmonson, TX. Three sisters-in-law: Martha Ramer, Carrie Ramer and Marcile Ramer.

She is preceded by three brothers Amos, Marcus and David Ramer, sister, Lois Martin, two brother in-laws, sister in-law, husband and parents.

The Graybill Family invite friends to visit Thursday, January 6, 2022, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm at the family home, 3530 N. 450 W. Delphi, IN 46923. Graveside service with the casket open will be at 9:30 am Friday at Musselman Cemetery, Camden, IN. Service will follow at 11:00 am at Deer Creek Old Brethren German Baptist Church with the Home Brethren officiating. Wheeler Family Funeral Home-Baker Chapel is assisting with services.

The Goshen News, Goshen, IN
January 4, 2022
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Groff, Doris E. Landis
March 7, 1936 - April 19, 2022

Doris E. Groff, age 86, formerly of Bird-In-Hand, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at Landis Homes. She was born in Witmer on March 7, 1936, the daughter of the late Harry K. and Elizabeth Esbenshade Landis.

She is survived by her husband of 67 years, Jay M. Groff of Lititz; 2 children, Patricia (Randall) Ranck of Lancaster, PA, J. Kenneth (Tracy) Groff of Mount Joy, PA; 2 grandchildren, Adam (Megan) Ranck, and Kristie Ranck; 2 great-granddaughters, Meredith and Amelia Ranck; and a sister-in-law Delores Landis. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Harry (Beulah) Landis and Elvin Landis.

She was a member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church where she was involved in the sewing circle. She worked at Smoketown Elementary school cafeteria and Bird-In-Hand Motor Inn for 30 years.

Doris was a member of Farm Women #28 and she and Jay enjoyed many years on the farm. She volunteered at Black Rock Retreat and Deer Park Camp, and hosted kids with the Fresh Air program. They enjoyed many adventures with the Green Laurel Hunting Club. She enjoyed gardening, traveling, cooking, and reading.

A memorial service will be held at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Road, Leola, PA on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM. An informal visitation will follow the service. A private traditional burial will be held in Stumptown Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/22/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Gunden, Donald E.
June 11, 1925 - March 23, 2022

Donald E. Gunden, 96, of Myerstown, passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2022 at Pro Medica Lebanon, He was the widower of Elsie A. (Zimmerman) Gunden who passed away December 29, 2013. Born in Flanagan, Ilinois on June 11, 1925, he was a son of the late Christian J. and Agnes A. (Albright) Gunden.

Donald was a 1943 graduate of Goshen High School, and attended college at Goshen College in Indiana. He was a member of Akron Mennonite Church, an avid sports enthusiast and enjoyed traveling. Donald worked as a salesman at Great Dane Trailers Lancaster, PA, for 20 years and retired in 1982.

He is survived by two daughters, Marilyn J. Gunden of Myerstown and Bonita L. Gunden of Amarillo, Texas; two sons Donald K Gunden, of Goshen, Indiana and Douglas E. Gunden, of Myerstown; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren and one sister, Doris wife of Carl Metzler. There are also multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Orville, Cleland, Elton, and Ralph Gunden, and sisters Elva Huneryager, Lois Clemens and Ruth Gunden.

Visitation with family and friends will be held on Friday, April 22, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. in Grose Funeral Home, Inc., 358 W. Washington Ave., Myerstown, PA 17067. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 10:00-11:00 A.M. with a memorial service beginning at 11:00 A.M. at Akron Mennonite Church, 1311 Diamond Street, Akron, PA 17501. Interment private at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Camp Deerpark, P.O. Box 394, Westbrookville, NY 12785. Grose Funeral Home, Inc.-Myerstown is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/28/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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