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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  H2

Hoover, David G. ; . . Hoover, Ruth L. Martin ; . . Hoover, Sarah Z. Horst ; . . Horning, Carol F. Groff ; . . Horning, Michael Z. ; . . Horst, Anna Wise ; . . Horst, Betty Louise Rhodes ; . . Horst, Leroy W. ; . . Horst, Logan Scott ; . . Horst, Lowell ; . . Horst, Mervin E. ; . . Horst, Trenton Bruce ; . . Hostetler, M. Lorene Eash ; . . Hostetler, Sheryl Ann ; . . Hostetler, Trevor Jordan ; . . Hostetter, Evelyn D. Neff ; . . Hostetter, Jeanette Mae ; . . Huber, Earl Eshleman ; . . Hursh, Joanna F. ; . . Hursh, Lester M. ; . . Hurst, Ariana Hope ; . .


Hoover, David G.
September 19, 1930 - April 17, 2022

David G. Hoover, age 91 of Goshen, IN, passed to meet his Savior at 1:30pm Easter Sunday, April 17, 2022, at his home with some of his family by his side. David was born September 19, 1930 to William Paul and Myrtle (Good) Hoover in Goshen, IN. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and was a member of the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. He married Miriam S. Martin on April 5, 1953. They celebrated 68 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on October 15, 2021.

Mr. Hoover is survived by his 11 children: Luke (Melba) Hoover of New Paris, IN, Ray (Jeanie) Hoover of Stratford, WI, James (Jerra) Hoover of Wakarusa, IN, Jason (Donna) Hoover of Goshen, IN, Herbert (Emily) Hoover of Goshen, IN, Janice (David) Weaver of Unity, WI, Vera (Kevin) Yoder of Crawford, MS, Rachel (Darrell) Ramer of Cazenovia, WI, Edith (Gene) Martin of Sauk Centre, MN, Mary (Myron) Bontrager of Taylorsville, MS and Doreen (Devon) Zimmerman of Claypool, IN; 68 grandchildren; 178 great grandchildren; 1 brother, Clarence (Lauretta) Hoover of Goshen; and 2 sisters, May (Ted) Bemiller of Osceola, IN and Rhoda Martin of Nappanee, IN.

Mr. Hoover was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; daughter in law, Elsie Hoover; 2 grandsons; 6 great grandchildren; and 2 brothers.

Friends and family may call from 1-4pm and 6-8pm on Wednesday, April 20, 2022 at the Ramer Mennonite Youth Center (24717 Co Rd 44, Nappanee, IN 46550). Funeral services will be held at 10am on Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the Yellow Creek Wisler Mennonite Cemetery. Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher and Yoder Funeral Home, Wakarusa.

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


Hoover, Ruth L. Martin
October 24, 1944 - May 11, 2022

Ruth L. Hoover, 77, of New Oxford, PA, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday evening, May 11, 2022, at Elizabethtown Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Born in Clay Twp., Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Mattie (Landis) and Levi Martin. Ruth was married to the love of her life, Clair L. Hoover, Sr., to whom she was married for 58 years on April 20th.

Ruth was a hard worker her entire life and spent her time as an office manager for family businesses. She was an avid flower gardener, planting, growing, arranging and delivering bouquets to family and friends. You could always find Ruth "out digging in the dirt." Ruth enjoyed traveling around the States with Clair in their motorhome. She also enjoyed playing games, eating out, and attending bluegrass festivals. Most of all, Ruth enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

In addition to her husband, Clair, she is survived by her four children, Clair Hoover, Jr., husband of Bonnie, of Manheim, Ruthie Moyer, wife of Kevin, of Montana, Joy Fellenbaum, wife of Kevin, of Columbia, and Lamar Hoover, husband of Andrea, of Middletown; 11 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren; and one brother, Paul Martin, of Ohio. Ruth was preceded in death by four siblings, Mildred Brubaker, John, Mary, and Earl Martin.

A funeral service will be held on Thursday morning, May 26, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 North Groffdale Rd., Leola, PA 17540. Interment will take place in the adjoining cemetery immediately following the service. The family will receive guests for a time of viewing on Thursday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. The family would like to invite all family and friends to attend a luncheon immediately following services.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/15/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Hoover, Sarah Z. Horst
September 24, 1935 - March 21, 2022

Sarah Z. Hoover, age 86, of Versailles, Missouri, passed away Monday, March 21, 2022 at home. She was born September 24, 1935 in Terre Hill, Pennsylvania, a daughter of Barton and Lydia Horst.

She was married to Elam Hoover on March 20, 1958. He preceded her in death on June 3, 1995.

Sarah was a member of Excelsior Mennonite Church.

She is survived by four sons, Lewis H. Hoover (Esther) of Latham, Stephen H. Hoover (Kristin) of Versailles, Timothy H. Hoover (Lois) of Barnett and Elam Eugene Hoover (Tammy) of Versailles; four daughters, Verna Brubacker (Isaac) of Versailles, Rachel Newswanger (James) of Latham, Ellen Zimmerman (Philip) of Versailles and Christine Rohrer (Kevin) of Versailles; forty-seven grandchildren; seventy-five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Melvin Horst, Edwin Horst and James Horst and five sisters, Florence Kulp, Ida Martin, Ella Horning, Laura Zimmerman and Miriam Garman.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Elaine Zimmerman (Nathan); one brother, Amos Horst and three sisters, Vera Fox, Elsie Weaver and Lydia Ann Ramer.

Services will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Clearview Mennonite Church. Burial will be in Clearview Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Friday at the family home.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Published by Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home on Mar. 22, 2022.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Horning, Carol F. Groff
May 1, 1946 - January 31, 2022

Carol F. Horning, 75, of New Holland, died on January 31, 2022 at Maple Farm Nursing Center in Akron, PA, where she resided since early January after a several month struggle with cancer.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Lester W. and Mildred Wenger Groff. Carol was the wife of Donald M. Horning, with whom she celebrated their 56th anniversary in the Fall of last year.

Carol stretched the expectations of her upbringing by pursuing college and graduate school while her children were still in school, commiserating along with them about teachers, tests and grades. The faith of her family shaped a life filled with music. As a teen, she and two friends formed the Teen Tones trio, performing at Youth For Christ events in the early 1960s and later with her daughter, Jeané at church, weddings and other events. She taught her own children and many others the love of singing by leading the children’s choir at Neffsville Mennonite Church, where she was a member since her teens.

Carol is remembered for her generous spirit, the joy she derived from giving gifts, and her classy wardrobe. Her understated confidence made an impression on many friends and colleagues. A well-rounded athlete, she was competitive in golf and tennis until the onset of her illness last summer. Her many friendships, some from childhood and others just recently formed, demonstrated the special attraction that all who got to know her felt.

A graduate of Millersville University (B.A. and M.S.), she pursued a career in counseling, walking alongside many clients as they faced the challenges of life. Her passion to help her clients extended up to the time she entered the hospital in early November, arranging for them to get the care they needed from another counselor.

She is survived by her husband Don, son Chad M. Horning (Michelle) of Goshen, IN, and daughter Jeané D. Hershey (Lyle) of Brownstown, PA, brother Lynn J. Groff (Dorothy L.) of Dauphin, PA. Preceding her in death are her parents and sisters Joan Amand (Lowell) and Lucille G. Huber (John R. (Jack)). Carol was adored by her four grandchildren Marshall and Annika Hershey, and Dylan and Eva Horning.

The family thanks all the staff of Hospice and Community Care and Maple Farm Nursing Center for the loving care provided to Carol during the last weeks of her life.

A memorial service will be held at 2 PM on March 5 at Neffsville Mennonite Church, 2371 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, with a visitation to follow. The family asks you to consider wearing a mask as a gesture of goodwill and compassion for all who attend.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift to Samaritan Counseling Center, 1803 Oregon Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601, The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, has been entrusted with arrangements.

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


Horning, Michael Z.
January 11, 1930 - January 7, 2022

Richland - Michael Z. Horning, 91, of the Richland Christian Home, entered his heavenly home on Friday, January 7, 2022, passing away in the Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon, PA. He was the husband of the late Mabel S. Weaver Horning and the late Minnie H. Kurtz Martin Horning. He was born in Brecknock Township, Lancaster County on January 11, 1930, son of the late Banks M. and Anna E. Zimmerman Horning.

Michael was founder and owner of Horning's Table and Chair Shop. He was a member of Swatara Mennonite Church, Myerstown and was known as a scribe for "Budget" Newspaper in Sugar Creek, OH for over 45 years.

He is survived by children, Leon Horning, husband of Rhoda (Seibel), Worthington, MA; Marie Martin, wife of Ray, Lititz, PA; Carolyn Martin, wife of Leon K., New Providence, PA; Marian, wife of Glenn Newswanger, Columbus, NM; 19 grandchildren; 75 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; step children, Ruth Martin, Ephrata, PA; Irene Martin wife of Samuel, Bethel, PA; Raymond Martin, husband of Martha, Myerstown, PA; Ella Mae Martin, wife of Robert, Williston, SC; Eva Witmer, wife of David, Myerstown, PA; Carolyn Sensenig, wife of Elvin, Stevens, PA; Rhoda Ramer, wife of James, Myerstown, PA; Nelson Martin, husband of Elaine, Newmanstown, PA; 45 step grandchildren; 75 step great grandchildren; brothers, Moses Horning, husband of Edna; Henry Horning, husband of Ruth; Luke Horning, husband of Maryann, all of PA; sisters, Verna Martin, wife of John; Alta Martin, wife of Willis, both of PA.

He was preceded in death by an infant son; grandson, Joel Newswanger; brothers, Amos Horning and Edwin Horning; sisters, Katie Hoover and Anna Musser.

We as a family are grateful for the care and kindness shown to our father at the Richland Christian Home.

Funeral service will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 at 10 am in Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Camp Swatara Road, Myerstown, PA. Interment will be made in Fairview Mennonite Cemetery, Myerstown, PA. Viewing on Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm at the church. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.

Lebanon Daily News - 1/9/2022
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Horst, Anna Wise
February 25, 1929 - February 9, 2022

Anna W. Horst, 92, of Leola, PA, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Wednesday, February 9, 2022. She was the wife of Eli H. Horst, with whom she shared seventy-one years of marriage until his death on July 1, 2021.

Born in Brecknock Twp., she was the daughter of the late Aaron G. and Hannah (Good) Wise.

She was a homemaker and a member of Pequea Mennonite Church.

She is survived by seven children: Lorraine, wife of Lloyd High of Myerstown, Leonard, husband of Marian (Zimmerman) of Ephrata, Anna Ruth of Leola, Pauline, wife of the late John Martin of New Holland, Melvin, husband of Marie (Weaver) of Lititz, Joanne, wife of Titus Gehman of Newburg, and Doris, wife of Lamar Martin of Leola; thirty-one grandchildren; eighty great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and a brother, Alvin, married to Anna Mae Wise, Ephrata.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by two grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, four brothers, Raymond, Jacob, Aaron, and Luke Wise, and six sisters, Verna Hoover, Susan Martin, Hannah Martin, Ruth Zimmerman, Erma Hoover, and Laura Horst.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 13, 2022, from 2-4 PM and 6-8 PM at the Martindale Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 2 PM with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating in Pequea Mennonite Church, 4121 Redwell Road, Gordonville, PA 17529. The Groff-High Funeral Home in New Holland, PA, is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/11/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Horst, Betty Louise Rhodes
January 8, 1932 - March 20, 2022

Betty Louise Horst, 90, a resident of 5444 Swope Road, Dayton, VA, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2022, at her home.

Mrs. Horst was born on January 8, 1932, in Dayton, VA, and was a daughter of the late Samuel Lee and Ella Amelia Rohrer Rhodes. She was a homemaker and a member of Riverdale Old Order Mennonite Church.

On January 8, 1976, she married Mark Rhodes Horst, who preceded her in death on February 3, 2012.

Mrs. Horst is survived by her siblings, Homer Rhodes, Edna Martin and husband Clark, Charles Rhodes and wife Janice; a sister-in-law, Joyce Rhodes; and brothers-in-law, Joseph Beery, and Leon Burkholder and wife Edith.

In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Horst was preceded in death by her siblings, Anna Ruth Showalter and husband Joseph, Roy Rhodes and wife Wilda Grace, Wilda Beery, Edwin Rhodes and wife Irene, Marvin Rhodes and wife Naomi, Lena Witmer and husband Daniel, Joseph Rhodes and wife Bonnie, and Eva Burkholder.

A funeral service will be held at Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church on Thursday, March 24, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. with the ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call at the Horst Home on Wednesday afternoon, March 23, 2022, from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 3/22/2022
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Horst, Leroy W.
March 16, 1945 - February 23, 2022

Leroy W. Horst, 76, of Ephrata, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at home.

He was born in Earl Township to the late Walter M. and Lizzie S. (Weaver) Horst.

He attended of Conestoga Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference).

Leroy was a farm hand.

Leroy is survived by 12 siblings, Earl W., husband of Mary (Martin) Horst of Middlesex, NY, Alice W., wife of Daniel Burkholder of Mifflinburg, Anna W. Horst of Shiloh, OH, George W., husband of Martha (Hoover) Horst of Ephrata, Emma W., wife of Allen Leid of Orristown, Edna W., wife of Harvey Sensenig of East Earl, Amos W. Horst of Ephrata, Walter W., husband of Alta (Weaver) Horst of Ephrata, Lydia W., wife of David Zimmerman of Shiloh, OH, Lena W. Horst of Shippensburg, Nora W., wife of Elvin Oberholtzer of Shippensburg, and Adin W., husband of Mary (Zimmerman) Horst of Harrod, OH.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Lizzie Mae and Mary Ella Horst.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, February 27, 2022, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the residence of Walter W. Horst, 230 Farmers Lane Road, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 28, 2022, at 8:45 AM, at the residence, with further services at 9:30 AM from the Conestoga Mennonite Church, 313 N. Farmersville Road, Ephrata, with Bishop Ammon Weaver officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Horst, Logan Scott
January 4, 2022 - January 4, 2022

Logan Scott Horst, infant son of Andy and LuAnn Horst of Dalton, was stillborn on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at Aultman Orrville Hospital.

Lovingly missed by his parents; 4 brothers, Bradlyn, Jaran, Adrian and Kory; 2 sisters, Kaitlyn and Tonya, all of the home; grandparents, Roger and Joanne Eberly and Lola Horst, all of Dalton; great grandparents, Peter and RetaSteckle of Zurich, Ont. and Luella Eberly of Dalton; and numerous aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandpa, Ben Horst; all four paternal great parents; and maternal great grandpa, Clarence Eberly; and one uncle, Darrick Eberly.

Graveside services will be held on Thursday, January 6, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Oak Ridge Cemetery, 770 N. Millborne Road, Wooster/Orrville.

Spidell Smith Funeral Home, Mt. Eaton, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Horst, Lowell
May 8, 1942 - February 6, 2022

Lowell Horst, age 79, of Hummelstown, PA, formerly of Elizabethtown, passed away on February 6, 2022, at his home with his family by his side. Lowell was born on May 8, 1942, in Maugansville, MD and was the son of the late Benjamin B. Horst and the late Martha (Lehman) Horst. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Carolyn M. (Longenecker) Horst. Also surviving are his children, H. Paul W. Horst, (Cindy), Elaine C. Shenk, (Douglas), and Tina N. Maxwell (Oliver). Also surviving is a brother, Glenn R. Horst and is predeceased by siblings; Sarah Martin, Mary Horst, Nevin Horst, Lauren Horst, Maurice Horst and David Amos Horst. He is also survived by six grandchildren; Jamila, André, Emanuel (Manny), Zachary, Natty, and Alia and two great-grandchildren, Jensen and Kaia. Lowell was a member of Hope Community Church in Mount Joy.

Lowell was a retired contractor of many years and when driving around often commented on the houses he built in that area. He had two businesses, Ellor Enterprises (1974-1983) and Laurel Homes (1983-1996) and retired as a warranty analyst for American-e Builder. Lowell was a Godly man, and he lived a life of service to family, friends and community. He lived out his faith by volunteering for mission trips and helping others with his handyman skills. Lowell enjoyed woodworking and making furniture for his family. He loved to sing and could be heard with a melody on his lips throughout the day. He is remembered for conducting the Elizabethtown Mennonite Chorus. Lowell loved spending time with his family - family vacations, holidays, summer cookouts, trail riding on his ATV, and playing in the snow. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Hope Community Church in Mount Joy.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 11:00 AM at Hope Community Church, 1806 Harrisburg Avenue, Mount Joy, PA 17552. The family will receive guests during a viewing at the church on Friday evening from 6-8:00 PM and on Saturday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Prior to interment in Shope's Cemetery in Middletown, all are invited to remain at the church for a luncheon immediately following the service. Please omit flowers. If desired, contributions may be made in Lowell's memory to Hope Community Church.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/9/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Horst, Mervin E.
October 1, 1960 - January 6, 2022

Mervin E. Horst, 61, of New York, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022 of natural causes. Born in Dover, NJ, he was the son of Florence Mae Zimmerman Horst of Landis Homes and the late Eugene H. Horst.

Merv graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School and Goshen College. He then moved to Manhattan and made his home there for the last 38 years. His interests included reading, family history, genealogy, the German language, sacred hymns, cooking, knitting, and exploring The Big Apple. He found great joy in connecting to various faith communities through modern technology. Merv was a longtime member of Manhattan Mennonite Fellowship. At the time of his passing, he was employed as a derivatives paralegal.

Surviving in addition to his mother are: his sister, Cynthia; four nieces; and two great-nieces. He was preceded in death by his brother, Darryl.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Merv’s funeral service from the James Street Mennonite Church, 323 W. James St., Lancaster, on Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. with viewing there from Noon till 1:00 p.m. Masks are required. Interment will follow in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Furman’s – Leola, Pennsylvania
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH


Horst, Trenton Bruce
September 7, 1990 - April 22, 2022

Trenton Bruce Horst, 31 years, 7 months, and 15 days, went to his forever home to be with his Lord on April 22, 2022, as a result of a work-related accident.

Trent was born on Sept. 7, 1990, in Massillon, OH. He was 2 weeks old when he moved with his family to northwest PA where they lived for 9 ½ years. In 2000 the family moved to Grand Junction, CO.

Trent married the love of his life on Oct. 22, 2016. They resided in Wendell, where he was a member of the Sonlight Bible Fellowship.

Trent had some rough situations in his life but did not allow those circumstances to prevent him from being strong and victorious.

Trent was a very positive person, seeing good in others. He was trustworthy and a good counselor, offering good advice and help for a given issue or problem. A very analytical person, he was good at sensing needs and following through. Children loved him. He had a sense of humor, drawing people to him with his ready wit. His strong drive to go forward in any given facet made him a hero to many.

Trent can now enjoy heaven’s marvels with his son Tyrell who left earth’s confines before ever seeing his dad and mom. He also joins his sister Amber who left earth at nearly 2 years old and he was 10 months old. Also missing from family ranks are Grandpa Leonard Horst and Uncle Sam Horst.

Trent is survived by his beloved wife, Rosalyn. Also surviving are his parents David and Regina (Hege) Horst of Loma, CO, siblings Twilight (Ed) Weaver of Grand Junction, CO, Cheyenne Horst of Gillette, WY, DeLayne Horst of Loma, CO, Allysum (Tim) Showalter of Grand Junction, CO, Autumn Rose (Jarin) Crisenberry of Grand Junction, CO, maternal grandparents Harold and Wilda Hege, paternal grandmother Eva Jane Horst, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

The family is so appreciative for the tremendous outpouring of support they have felt from so many friends, and the myriad of prayers offered on their behalf. Please continue to pray for the family, especially Kita in this time of overwhelming grief. May we all make heaven our Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 10:30 am at the Valley View Mennonite Church in Filer (3925 N 1900 E). Burial will follow at the Wendell Cemetery at 3:30. Arrangements are under the care of Demaray's Jerome Memorial Chapel.

Demaray's Jerome Memorial Chapel
Jerome, ID
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hostetler, M. Lorene Eash
September 4, 1928 - May 16, 2022

M. Lorene Hostetler, 93, of Goshen, died Monday, May 16, 2022 at Goshen Hospital.

She was born September 4, 1928 in Millersburg to Daniel and Susie (Chupp) Eash.

On November 12, 1949 she married Loren R. Hostetler in Middlebury. He died January, 9, 2000.

Survivors include four children, Miriam Hostetler of Blackey, Kentucky, Martha (Jake) McCartney of Leon, West Virginia, Wayne Hostetler of Elkhart, and Mark Hostetler of Goshen; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four step-great grandchildren; and a sister, Vera Igou of Littleton, Colorado.

Along with her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by sisters, Kathleen Crawford, and Mabel Yoder; brothers, Ora and Orvin Eash; and a daughter-in-law, Pam Hostetler.

A life-long area resident, Mrs. Hostetler was a skilled seamstress. She retired from Gohn Brothers in Middlebury, where she made Amish clothing. She enjoyed quilting, jigsaw and word puzzles, and time with family.

Lorene was a member of LifePoint Church, Goshen, and a devout Christian.

Friends may call Friday, May 20, 2022 from 10 a.m. until the 12 p.m. funeral service at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen.

Burial will follow at Miller 8 Square Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial gifts may be directed to World Missionary Press, P.O. Box 120, New Paris, 46553.

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


Hostetler, Sheryl Ann
September 2, 1958 - January 18, 2022

It is with great sadness that the family of Sheryl Ann Hostetler announces her sudden passing on January 18, 2022, in Manta, Ecuador. She was 63.

Sheryl is survived by her daughter Ginger Hostetler, Manta, Ecuador; granddaughter, Sheryl Hostetler, Manta, Ecuador; brother David (Pat) Hostetler, Terre Haute, IN; sister Ruth (Alan) Sharpe, Saskatoon, Canada; sister Phyllis (LoWayne) Yoder, Sturgis, MI; and sister Danell Hostetler, Goshen, IN. Sheryl is also survived by a multitude of people in Ecuador who adored her and considered her to be family. Sheryl was preceded in death by her father, Wayne Hostetler (2010), and mother, Mary Ann Hostetler (2021).

Sheryl was born in Kokomo, IN on September 2, 1958. She graduated from Northwestern High School, Parkview Methodist School of Nursing and Texas Christian University. Sheryl served as a school nurse at Goshen High School, taught Spanish at Indiana University, and served as a nurse with Dr. Shelly of Goshen Physicians.

Sheryl devoted over 24 years of her life to the people of Ecuador. She co-founded and ran a prenatal clinic for at-risk mothers in 20 de Mayo, a suburb of Manta, a ministry that is now a thriving medical facility. Sheryl later pioneered a work in Manta to reach at-risk street youth and orphans, and was instrumental in building the Shekinah Foundation. She also helped plant a Mennonite church in Manta.

Sheryl’s compassion reached more than 550 orphans in the 22 years that she served at the Shekinah Foundation. Colleagues and those who knew her described Sheryl as “the best friend I ever had,” “a true servant of Christ,” “sweet and godly,” “a total inspiration,” and someone who trusted the Lord through sunshine and rain. Sheryl is remembered for her amazing granola, her servant heart, and her noiseless laugh.

Please continue to remember Ginger and Sheryl as they cope with the loss of their mother and grandmother. And continue to pray for the people of Ecuador.

Visitation will be held on January 29, 2022 from 1pm to 4:15pm, at Maple City Chapel, Goshen, IN. A funeral service will immediately follow at 4:30pm. The funeral will be livestreamed at A private burial service will be held the same day.

In lieu of flowers, tax-deductible donations can be made to the Shekinah Foundation care of Rosedale International, 2120 5th Avenue, Suite A, Columbus, OH 43219, or online at

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


Hostetler, Trevor Jordan
July 3, 2013 - April 16, 2022

Trevor Jordan Hostetler, beloved son of Jeremy and Sadie Hostetler of Green Forest, AR, was born July 30, 2013, at Springfield, MO. He went to be with Jesus on the evening of April 16, 2022, at the age of 8 years, 8 months, and 17 days. He collapsed unexpectedly while riding bike with some of his brothers. First Responders and Paramedics worked on him at the scene before flying him to Children's hospital in Springdale. All was done that was humanly possible, but God saw best to take him Home.

Trevor had an episode at school about a month ago where he thought he couldn't breathe and his chest hurt. They took him to the Dr. to get it checked out and were in the process of doing genetic testing to check for a heart condition.

He leaves to mourn his departure, his parents, 5 brothers; Garrett 14, Jaxon 12, Braden 10, Bryson 6, Wynston 3. Paternal grandparents Dannie and Wilma Hostetler, Maternal grandparents Clifford and Eunice Hostetler, 9 uncles, 5 aunts, and 49 cousins.

He was preceded in death by his Great Grandparents, 2 infant aunts Melissa and Angel Rose, 6 cousins; Kensie, Kaleb, and Zion, Treasure Rose, Kristi, and Nevin.

Although our hearts are bleeding, we humbly say "Thy Will Be Done."

Trevor was a fun-loving lad with sparkling eyes and a cheerful disposition. He loved to sing and often sang spontaneously. He enjoyed playing with his brothers, cousins, and schoolmates. His brothers will keenly miss his presence in their many activities around the farm.

The family wishes to express a heartfelt thanks to everyone for their prayers, presence, help, food, and sympathy during this difficult time. A special thank you to the first responders, paramedics, and everyone involved.
Visitation will be 2:00 p.m. till 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at the Bethel AM Fellowship Hall. Funeral service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022, at the Bethel AM Church. Interment will follow at the Bethel AM Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made the Trevor Hostetler Memorial Fund at any Anstaff Bank location. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service.

Nelson Funeral Service,
Berryville, AR
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hostetter, Evelyn D. Neff
July 27, 1937 - January 19, 2022

Evelyn D. (Neff) Hostetter, 84, passed peacefully on January 19, 2022 to be with her Lord, in the presence of her family at Garden Spot Village, New Holland. She was married to the love of her life, G. Hershey Hostetter, for 64 years.

Evelyn’s lovely smile and compassionate heart will be missed by all. Hershey and Evie raised their family together on their dairy farm on Millwood Road in Gap. She loved to garden, to preserve all the produce, and often could be heard singing gospel songs while she worked. She was a master of Pennsylvania Dutch cooking and especially enjoyed baking. Her delicious sour cream cookies were always a treat and all her grandchildren loved them. Evie took great joy in faithfully taking photos to record just about every occasion and then some! In retirement years she enjoyed volunteering at Country Gift and Thrift and visiting with the elderly. She was a member of Meadville Mennonite Church in addition to Old Road Mennonite Church.

Born in West Lampeter Township, PA, Evelyn was the daughter of the late Harry K. & Katie D. Neff of Strasburg. She is preceded in death by five brothers and five sisters and one grandson. She has one surviving sister, Marian Martin of New Holland.

In addition to her husband, she will be deeply missed by her five children, Edwin (Susan) of Chicago, IL; Galen of Grand Rapids, MI; Kathy (Rick) of Pleasant Hill, OR; Marilyn of Franklin, TN; and Kevin (Nicole) of Conestoga, PA. Evelyn had 16 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

The family would like to thank the staff of Fall Crest at Garden Spot Village for their kind and loving care for Evelyn during her years of dealing with Parkinson’s Disease. Due to Evelyn donating her body for medical research the memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Garden Spot Village Benevolent Fund or MCC (Mennonite Central Committee).

Intelligencer Journal - 1/21/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Hostetter, Jeanette Mae
February 14, 1932 - January 30, 222

Jeanette Mae Hostetter, 89, passed away peacefully and went to be with her Lord & Savior on Sunday January 30th 2022 in St. Anthony, Newfoundland. Born in Salisbury Twp. Lancaster County on February 14th, 1932 she was the daughter of David & Minnie Hostetter.

Jeanette graduated from Lancaster Mennonite High School, she then attended Lancaster General School of Nursing. Upon graduation she moved to St. Anthony in 1957 and worked for the International Grenfell Association. She later worked at the Charles S. Curtis Memorial Hospital.

Jeanette was a member of Hershey Mennonite Church while here in Pennsylvania. She was active member of the United Church in Newfoundland. Jeanette served on the Ladies Auxiliary supporting the Hospital Foundation.

After her retirement Jeanette opened a Bed & Breakfast where she made many friends. She loved to travel the world, knitting, reading and serving in her community.

She will be deeply missed by her nephew, Stephen Hostetter (Dee Hostetter), niece Sharon Fox (Tony Fox), her great-nephews and nieces, many friends, her church family, & many dear friends in Newfoundland.

The family will hold a private graveside service at Hershey Mennonite Church at a later date.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/20/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Huber, Earl Eshleman
September 10, 1928 - May 21, 2022

Earl Eshleman Huber, 93, of Conestoga, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022. He was the loving husband of Charlotte (Longenecker) with whom he celebrated 72 years of marriage and with whom he raised five children on their farm. Earl was born on a farm north of Lititz, PA to the late Elmer Stoner Huber and Elizabeth Eshleman Huber.

As a 17-year-old, in January 1946, he took a ten-week Atlantic Ocean voyage as a Seagoing Cowboy with what would become the Heifer Project International program.

On January 7, 1950, Earl married Charlotte Longenecker. As newlyweds, they went to the Milton Hershey School for Boys, as house parents. While Earl was there, he planted check row corn with a pair of mules and a two-row corn planter. One of the fields he farmed with mules is now the site of the Derry Township High School.

In 1953, Earl was employed at Paul Wenger's dairy farm at Quarryville, where he worked for seven years. In 1959, he bought his farm at Conestoga. He enjoyed managing and working on his dairy farm, milking Holstein cows, operating farm machinery, and driving John Deere tractors. He planted corn for 75 years of his life. He was involved with milking cows for 70 years, first by hand at his grandparent's farm at 6 years of age and until he retired from dairy farming at the age of 76. He milked cows on his Conestoga farm from 1960 through 2005, during the golden age of mid-sized dairy farms.

Earl was a longtime member of Lampeter Church of the Brethren, the Holstein Association and also a dedicated Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles fan. Earl was a supporter of Sandy Cove Ministries of Northeast, MD. Most of all he cherished spending time and sharing stories with his family.

In addition to his wife Charlotte, Earl is survived by his sons: Ted Huber of Conestoga and Wayne Huber, husband of Brenda (Sensenig) of Lancaster; daughters: Barbara Zmolek wife of Randy of York, Karen Feister wife of Craig of Columbia and Lorraine Rohrer wife of G. Timothy of Mount Joy; 12 grandchildren: Andrew Zmolek, Sarah Zmolek, David Feister (Ashley), Ryan Feister (Jenn), Steven Feister (Erin), Adam Rohrer (Christi), Olivia Hull (Carter), Noah Rohrer, Ahna Collins (Shaun), Shayne Huber (Ashley), Ben Huber (Elizabeth) and Clara Huber; 7 great-grandchildren; a brother, Elmer Huber of Manheim and a sister, Erma Witmer of Mount Joy as well as many nieces and nephews. Earl was predeceased by sisters, Luella Myers, Pauline Good, Mildred Pickel, and brothers, Mark and Galen Huber, all of Manheim.

He was a wonderful and loving husband and dad. We remember working with our dad and the fellowship we had with him. He was a wonderful example, influence and provider for his family.

A viewing will be held at the Lampeter Church of the Brethren, 1900 Lampeter Road, Lancaster, PA 17602 on Friday, May 27, 2022, from 6:30-8:30 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, May 28, 2022, also at the church. Friends and family will be received from 9 AM until the time of service. Interment will be held at Longenecker Cemetery, Lititz, PA after a luncheon at the church.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Lampeter Church of the Brethren

Intellegencer Journal - 5/24/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Hursh, Joanna F.
May 3, 1969 - May 8, 2022

Joanna F. Hursh age 53, of Curtiss, WI passed away peacefully on Sunday May 8, 2022, at the home of Joseph & Esther Mast with family close by, 13 months after being diagnosed with cancer.

Visitation/Viewing hours are Thursday, May 1202 from 2-4:00 pm & 6-8:00 pm at the Athens Mennonite Church and the funeral service will be on Friday May 13, 022 at 10:00 am also at the Athens Mennonite Church with burial at the church cemetery. Officiating will be Paul Miller, Clair Weaver, Jalon Horst and Enos Martin. Serving as pallbearers will be Joseph Hursh, Noah Hursh, David Hursh, Lowell Miller, Daniel Burkholder and Joseph Mast.
The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is assisting the family with arrangements.

Joanna was born on May 3, 1969 to Joseph K & Mary L (Fox) Hursh at Denver PA. She completed her formal education at the Unity Mennonite School, Unity, WI.

Joanna taught school for a few years, and then spent a number of years serving as a foster care provider. She adopted her daughter and then poured her energies into raising her daughter while teaching special ed students and writing books over the last number of years. She will be greatly missed, especially by her daughter Cynthia as well as the rest of her siblings, parents and others her life touched.

She is survived by her daughter Cynthia Hursh, parents Joseph & Mary Hursh of Greenwood WI, siblings Mary Hursh, Ephrata PA, Joseph (Joanna) Hursh, Keota OK, (Joseph) Esther Mast, Abbotsford WI, Ruth Hursh, Ephrata PA, Noah (Faith) Hursh, Stanley WI, (Sheldon) Eunice Zimmerman, Owen WI, David (Esther) Hursh, Greenwood WI, (Paul) Rebekah Zimmerman, Loyal WI, 28 nieces & 6 nephew

She was preceded in death by her grandparents Joseph & Leah Hursh and Martin & Suie Fox.

Published by Maurina/Schilling Funeral Homes - Abbotsford on May 10, 2022.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hursh, Lester M.
February 19, 1941 - January 7, 2022

Lester M. Hursh, 80, of Lincoln Christian Home, formerly of Mount Joy, PA passed away January 7, 2022 of natural causes.

Born February 19, 1941 to Eli H. and Sadie M. Hursh, Lester was the husband of Arlene M. (Sensenig) Hursh, who preceded him in death in 2018. He was a member of the Rheems Mennonite Church.

Lester is survived by 5 sons: Lamar, husband of Beulah (Horning) of Millerstown, Leonard, husband of Anna (Harder) of Mount Joy, Wilmer, husband of Arla (Kropf) of Corvalis, MT, Wayne, husband of Connie (Weaver) of Krivishiyentsi, Ukraine, and Eugene, husband of Janette (Birky) of Harrisburg, OR; four daughters: Janet, wife of Gerald Champ of Scurry, TX, Joann (Detweiler) wife of Stephen Bauman of Manheim, Jolene, wife of Douglas Martin of Columbia, and Judy, wife of Barry Strite of Iuka, IL; and a son-in-law, Jay Deiter of Mifflintown; 54 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and three siblings: Ivan, husband of Marian of Ephrata, Elvin, husband of Marian of Lititz, Marian, wife of Dale Seibel of Hopewell, and a sister-in-law, Elsie Hursh of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by one daughter, Joyce Deiter: one son-in-law, Gerald Detweiler; one grandson, Joseph Champ; and one great-grandson; one brother, Mervin; and two sisters, Louella and Eva Jane.

A viewing will be held at Rheems Mennonite Church, 1435 Schwanger Road, Mount Joy on Thursday, January 13, 2022 from 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 14, 2022 at Rheems Mennonite Church at 10:00 AM. Kindly omit flowers. The Buch Funeral Home, Manheim in charge of arrangements.

Buch Funeral Home, Manheim, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Hurst, Ariana Hope
July 1, 2019 - January 17, 2022

Ariana Hope Hurst, 2, of Pleasant Mount, PA entered into eternal rest on January 17, 2022, held in her mother’s loving arms, at the Nemours Alfred I. DuPont Hospital in Wilmington, DE. She was born July 1, 2019, to Joel A. and Beulah M. (Martin) Hurst of Pleasant Mount, PA.

Ariana was born with Pretzel Syndrome, a genetic disorder. Though she never said a word or took a step, she leaves a deep imprint on the lives of her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by one sister, Shana; five brothers, Tristan, Austin, Sydney, Roger, and Victor, all of Pleasant Mount; grandparents, Isaac S. & Carolyn Z. (Eberly) Hurst, of Akron, PA, and Nora M. (Martin) Martin, of Ickesburg, PA; and many uncles, aunts, and cousins. She was preceded in death by a grandfather, Carl R. Martin.

Both the viewing and funeral will be held at the Riverdale Mennonite Church, 15 Riverdale Road, Pleasant Mount, (Forest City) PA 18421. The viewing will be on Friday, January 21, 2022, from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 PM. The funeral will be on Saturday, January 22, 2022, at 10:00 AM. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

Ariana's family wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to the countless individuals and families for the prayers, love, and support that they have experienced throughout her life. The kindness and care lovingly extended by the members of the Pleasant Mount Emergency Services will never be forgotten. Arrangements are entrusted to Edward R. Howell, Funeral Director, Jenkins-Howell Funeral Home, Inc. 269 Belmont Street, Waymart, PA 18472.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/20/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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