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Raber, Fannie Raber ; . . Ramer, Carrie E. Martin ; . . Reiff, Laura N. Zimmerman ; . . Reiff, Joey ; ..... Reiff, Zachary ; . . Reimer, Rosemary Alice Wyse ; . . Ringler, Anna H. Martin ; . . Rhodes, Mary Frances Cromer ; . . Ringler, Reuben W. ; . . Rohrer, A. Marie ; . . Rutt, Christa Lynn Martin ; . .

 

Raber, Fannie Raber
January 18, 1925 - April 14, 2022

Fannie Raber 97, of 3920 TR 188, Baltic, passed away at her residence on Thursday, April 14, 2022 after a short illness. She was born on January 18, 1925 to the late John and Mattie (Nisley) Raber. On December 22, 1949 she married Eli E. Raber who preceded her in death on January 8, 2006. Fannie was a homemaker and a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

She is survived by her children, Robert (Amanda) Raber of Millersburg, Roman (Fannie) Raber of Millersburg, Noah Raber of the home, Eli Jr. (Leanna) Raber of the home, Alma (Lester) Miller of Baltic, Esta (Reuben) Yoder of Millersburg; 31 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; 2 great great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Ella (Henry C.) Yoder.

In addition to her parents and her husband Eli, she was preceded in death by her son, Andy Jay Raber; grandson, David Miller; siblings, Anna (Noah) Miller, Malinda (Joe) Miller, Ada (Rob) Troyer, Lizzie (Andy) Yoder, Mattie (Simon) Miller and Benjamin (Emma) Raber.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Sunday, April 17, at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop Paul Nisley officiating. Burial will follow in the Raber Cemetery. Friends may call at the home after 2 p.m. on Friday and any time on Saturday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to LifeCare Hospice for their support and also to caregiver Marie Troyer for her assistance.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH 330-893-2273.

Posted online on April 15, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Ramer, Carrie E. Martin
December 25, 1935 - May 22, 2022

Carrie E. Ramer, 86, of New Paris, passed away Sunday, May 22, 2022, at home.

She was born December 25, 1935, in Goshen to Monroe and Annette (Shaum) Martin.

On June 5, 1955 she married Marcus W. Ramer in Goshen. He died July 3, 2008.

She is survived by five daughters, Kathleen (Charles) Ramer of New Paris, Connie (Enos) Rodes of Ligonier, Julia (Roy) Rodes of New Paris, Karla (Burnett) Martin of Bremen and Angela (Nelson) Nolt of Unity, Wisconsin; five son, Darrell (Rachel) Ramer of Cazenovia, Wisconsin, Nelson (Laura) Ramer of Nappanee, Dwight (Karen) Ramer of Ironside, Oregon, Marcus “Lyle” (Barbara) Ramer, and Travis Ramer, both of Snover, Michigan; two foster daughters, Paulette Tramble of Duluth, Georgia and Tessie (James) Sherwood of Woodburn and two foster sons, Jerry (Tammy) Miller of Fort Wayne and Greg (Taneth) Wetzel of Decker, Michigan. She is also survived by 39 grandchildren, 109 great-grandchildren; five foster grandchildren; two step-granddaughters; two step great-grandchildren and a sister, Carol (Ray) Eberly of Mount Pleasant Mills, Pennsylvania.

Along with her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Ariana Kulp; three sisters, Lizzie Hoover, Margaret Ramer and Verna Zimmerman and six brothers, Maynard, Monroe Jr. Gerald, Charles, Harold and Kenneth Martin.

A lifetime area resident, she was a caring grandmother and great-grandmother, and a member of Cornerstone Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be Wednesday, May 25, 2022, from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Mennonite Church, 24546 C.R. 44, Nappanee. A 10 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, funeral service will be held at the church. Home Ministry will officiate.

Burial will follow in Yellow Creek Frame Cemetery, Goshen.

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


 

Reiff, Laura N. Zimmerman
August 15, 1927 - March 15, 2022

Laura N. (Zimmerman) Reiff, 94, of Millmont, entered into rest at 4:45 a.m. Tuesday, March 15, 2022, at her residence.

She was born Aug. 15, 1927, in East Earl Township, Lancaster County, a daughter of Reuben and Lydia S. (Newswanger) Zimmerman. She was married on Nov. 17, 1949, in New Holland, to Aaron E. Reiff, who preceded her in death on Aug. 9, 2008.

Mrs. Reiff was a homemaker.

She was a member of the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Millmont.

Surviving are her children and their spouses, Reuben Z. and Verna M. Reiff of Mifflinburg, John A. and Lydia B. Reiff of Millmont, Eli Z. and Emma B. Reiff of Mifflinburg, Daniel Z. and Pauline M. Reiff of Lewisburg, Paul Z. and Louise M. Reiff of Mifflinburg, Allen Z. and Dorothy M. Reiff of Millmont, Alma Z. and James W. Martin of Ephrata, and Clarence Z. and Ruth Ann Reiff of Millmont; 66 grandchildren, 190 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, and brothers and sisters and their spouses, Mary Ella Zimmerman of Lebanon, Issac and Ella Zimmerman of Ephrata, Ida and Willis Stauffer of Ephrata.

She was preceded in death by three grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and seven siblings, Anna Rissler, Clarence Zimmerman, Leah Brubaker, Reuben Zimmerman, Martha Zimmerman, Edna Zimmerman, Noah Zimmerman.

Family and friends are invited to attend the viewing from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the family residence, 744 Cold Run Road, Millmont, where the funeral services will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 19, with further services at 9:30 a.m. from the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Millmont, with Bishop Lloyd R. Zimmerman and the church's home ministry officiating.

Interment will be in Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to her many caregivers.

Arrangements are entrusted to the Dominick T. Adamo Funerals - Cremations - Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 3/15/2022
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

 


 

Reiff, Joey
March 5, 2022 - March 5, 2022
Reiff, Zachary
March 5, 2022 - March 5, 2022

Zachary and Joey Reiff, infant sons of Aaron Lynn and Janice Marie (Zimmerman) Reiff, of 288 Dorman Lane, Mifflinburg, entered into the arms of Jesus at the time of their birth at 7 a.m. on Saturday, March 5, 2022, at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville.

Surviving are three sisters, Kiona Reiff, Sophia Reiff, Savanna Reiff all at home; paternal grandparents, Paul Z. and Louise M. Reiff, of Mifflinburg; maternal grandparents, Ira R. and Arlene M. Zimmerman, of Millmont; paternal great-grandmother, Laura Z. Reiff, of Millmont; paternal great-grandmother, Lydia M. Martin, of Mifflinburg; maternal great-grandparents, Daniel M. and Alice W. Burkholder, of Mifflinburg, and maternal great-grandparents, Phares L. and Ada B. Zimmerman, of Millmont.

They were preceded in death by two brothers, Rylinn and Felix Reiff; maternal grandmother, Mary Ellen Zimmerman, and by paternal great-grandfathers, Aaron E. Reiff and Levi N. Martin.

Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022 at the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, 274 Kaiser Run Road, Millmont, with home the ministry officiating.
The family is being served by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals - Cremations - Monuments, 16 Walnut St., Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 3/5/2022
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Reimer, Rosemary Alice Wyse
August 22, 1933 - March 3, 2022

Rosemary Alice Wyse Reimer, 88, died in Goshen on March 3, [2022]. She was born on August 22, 1933 in Archbold, Ohio, the oldest of 10 children of Cora (Nofziger) and Harold Wyse. Her siblings are Buetta, deceased 2006 (Marion Bontrager), Dean (Berneda Grieser), Byrdalene (Willis Horst), Denton (Faith Troyer), Sanford (Judy Wyse), Allen (Jo Nofziger), Ned (Debra Rupp), Norma (Mark Ramseyer), and Sara (Rich Wenger).

Rosemary’s first job as a bank teller brought her into contact with Spanish-speaking clients and sparked her love of Spanish. She earned a BA in Spanish from Goshen College in 1958. She developed and taught the first Spanish language classes at Archbold and Pettisville public schools.

Bethany Christian High School recruited her to teach Spanish, if she would also take on the school library. During the 1960s she worked in libraries and taught English in Mennonite schools and seminaries in Colombia, Uruguay and Paraguay. In 1972 she earned a master’s degree in Library Science from Arizona State University.

In the decades that followed she continued organizing Anabaptist libraries in Japan and India and teaching Spanish. For the 1978 Mennonite World Conference (Newton, KS) she recruited and organized translators in 5 languages, and edited the multilingual conference songbook.

She developed TESOL (Teaching English) programs. She and her students taught and welcomed immigrants and refugees. Rosemary taught TESOL at both Goshen College and Bethel College (KS). She developed a cross-cultural curriculum to ease the adjustment of the Chinese exchange professors who started coming to Goshen College in the early 80s and led an early Goshen College SST unit in China.

In 1994 she married Gerhard Reimer. Together they led study abroad programs in Mexico, Costa Rica, and Germany. For many years they volunteered at the Anabaptist Seminary library in Bogotá, Colombia. Rosemary developed and led the language and cultural orientation program for young people coming to volunteer in the U.S. through Mennonite Central Committee’s IVEP program for over 10 years.

Rosemary was skilled and passionate about developing relationships across cultures. She was a well-loved teacher, a hospitable host to international guests, an advocate for immigrants and refugees, and a hard worker who was willing to move around the world responding to needs. She baked innumerable “worm” birthday cakes and shared her table frequently bringing people together over dinner.

Surviving her are three step children, Paul (Kathryn Meyer), Julia (Phillip Lund), and Christine (Michael Collins), five grandchildren, Peter, Benjamin, Elena, Lyra, and Henry and many beloved nieces and nephews. Gerhard and Rosemary had been married for 24 years when he passed away in 2019.

She was a member of College Mennonite Church where a memorial service will take place April 9 at 11:30 a.m. Visitation will start at 10:00 a.m. before the service. Memorial gifts can be made to the International Student Aid Fund at College Mennonite Church.

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


 

Rhodes, Mary Frances Cromer
September 14, 1934 - April 28, 2022

Mary Frances Cromer Rhodes, 87, of Rockingham, passed away April 28, 2022 at her home. Mrs. Rhodes was born September 14, 1934 in the Spring Creek area of Rockingham County and was the daughter of the late Carter W. and Roonie Deter Cromer. Mrs. Rhodes grew up in Spring Creek and was a 1951 graduate of Bridgewater High School. She was an active member of the Fairview Church of the Brethren in Mount Clinton where she played the piano for many years. She enjoyed sewing and made comforters that she gave as gifts to children at the church and many other friends and family. She was an amazing cook and baked cakes for friends and her family. Her and her husband were foster parents to many children over the years. She was a loving and caring woman and was a devoted wife, a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be greatly missed by those who loved her.

On August 10, 1952, she married the love of her life, Stanley Everette Rhodes who died June 5, 2011. She is survived by sons, Quentin Rhodes and wife, Peggy of Rockingham; daughters, Roonie Rhodes of Rockingham, Shirley R. Yukich and husband, John of Davidson, NC; sisters, Elsie Hilbert and husband, Ira of Harrisonburg, Nancy Harmon and husband, Harry Lee of Bridgewater; grandchildren, Jason Rhodes and wife, Laura, Peter Yukich, Paul Yukich and wife, Brittany, Mary Yukich, Thomas Yukich; great-grandchildren, Miriam Rhodes, Adam Rhodes, Allison Yukich. Besides her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a son, Jeff Rhodes, who died August 21, 2015; brothers, Welby, Fred, Tom, Dave and John Robert Cromer, sisters, Pansy Hilbert, June Coffman, Bonnie Myers, Ruth Tutwiler and JoAnn Gordon.

The family will receive friends Sunday evening May 1, 2022 from 6 to 8pm at the Kyger Funeral Home in Harrisonburg.

Pastor Jim Hall will conduct a graveside service 10:00 am Monday May 2, 2022 at Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery in Harrisonburg.

Memorial gifts may be made to the Fairview Church of the Brethren, 3716 Snapps Creek Road, Rockingham, Va. 22802.

Daily News Record Online, Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Ringler, Anna H. Martin
June 4, 1937 - April 18, 2022

Anna H. Ringler, 84, of 240 Laurel Road, East Earl, PA passed away at home on Monday, April 18, 2022.

She was married 62 years to Reuben W. Ringler who died Thursday, April 14, 2022. Born in Earl Twp., she was the daughter of the late Menno M. and Elizabeth N. Hoover Martin.

Anna was a homemaker and a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving are four sons, Irvin husband of Verna Ringler of Robesonia, David husband of Lois Ringler of Middleburg, Lester Ringler of Needham, MA, and Eldon husband of Arlene Ringler of Elkton, KY; eight daughters, Dorothy wife of Melvin Sauder of Penn Yan, NY, Erma wife of Lawrence Leinbach of East Earl, Anna Mae wife of Nelson Zimmerman of Charles City, IA, Ella wife of Harold Shirk of Stanley, NY, Jane wife of David Zimmerman of Canadaigua, NY, Vera wife of Lamar Burkholder of Charles City, IA, Verna wife of Lavern Zimmerman of Charles City, IA, and Ruth wife of Elam Horning, Jr. of Leola; 90 grandchildren, 129 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law, Dorothy Martin of Denver. She was preceded in death by a grandson, Caleb Zimmerman and 13 siblings.

A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, April 21, at 9:30 A.M. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Oaklyn Drive, Narvon, with Bishop Leon N. Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the late home on Wednesday, (TODAY), from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/20/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Ringler, Reuben W.
February 10, 1938 - April 14, 2022

Reuben W. Ringler, 84, of 240 Laurel Road, East Earl, PA passed away at home on Thursday, April 14, 2022. He was married 62 years to Anna H. Martin Ringler. Born in Churchtown, he was the son of the late Floyd K. and Anna G. Weaver Ringler.

Reuben was a retired farmer and a member of the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Groffdale Conference.

Surviving besides his wife are four sons, Irvin husband of Verna Ringler of Robesonia, David husband of Lois Ringler of Middleburg, Lester Ringler of Needham, MA, and Eldon husband of Arlene Ringler of Elkton, KY; eight daughters, Dorothy wife of Melvin Sauder of Penn Yan, NY, Erma wife of Lawrence Leinbach of East Earl, Anna Mae wife of Nelson Zimmerman of Charles City, IA, Ella wife of Harold Shirk of Stanley, NY, Jane wife of David Zimmerman of Canadaigua, NY, Vera wife of Lamar Burkholder of Charles City, IA, Verna wife of Lavern Zimmerman of Charles City, IA, and Ruth wife of Elam Horning, Jr. of Leola; 88 grandchildren, 128 great-grandchildren; four brothers, Alvin W. husband of Edna Ringler, Penn Yan, NY, Abram W. husband of Lena Ringler of East Earl, Floyd, Jr husband of Anna Mary Ringler of Narvon, and David W. husband of Anna Ringler of Thorp, WI; four sisters, Florence W. Sauder of East Earl, Fannie W. wife of Ivan Newswanger of Martinsburg, Mabel W. wife of Melvin Nolt of New Holland, and Ella W. wife of Elmer Weaver of Shippensburg.

He was preceded in death by a brother Harvey W. Ringler and a grandson, Caleb Zimmerman.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, April 18, at 9:30 A.M. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, Oaklyn Drive, Narvon, with Bishop Leon N. Zimmerman officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the late home on Sunday from 1:00 to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M.

Kindly omit flowers. Arrrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA

Intelligencer Journal - 4/15/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Rohrer, A. Marie
November 3, 1928 - January 1, 2022

A. Marie Rohrer, 93, of Stevens and formerly of Lititz passed away peacefully on Saturday, January 1, 2022. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of the late Clayton and Elsie Gehman Rohrer. Marie was a caregiver privately employed by families.

Surviving are two sisters: Martha Ramer of New Paris, Indiana, Elsie Lehman of Woodward and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by 9 siblings.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Marie’s Funeral Service at the Buch Funeral Home, 21 Market Square, Manheim on Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at 7:30 PM. There will be a viewing at the funeral home from 6:00 PM until the time of service. Interment will be private at Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/4//2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Rutt, Christa Lynn Martin
May 6, 1973 - May 8 2022

Christa Lynn Rutt, 49, of Ephrata, was called into the presence of Jesus her Good Shepherd, at Hospice and Community Care in Mount Joy on Sunday May 8, 2022, following a 20-month battle with cancer. Her lungs were full of cancer, but her heart was full of Jesus.

She was married 22 years to Nelson L. Rutt. Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Barbara O. Sensenig Martin Sheaffer of Denver, and the late Elvin K. Martin. She was the step-daughter of Kenneth Sheaffer of Denver.

Christa was a homemaker and a member of Parkview Mennonite Church in Reamstown. At the church she assisted her husband who is a pastor. For ten years, Nelson and Christa were youth pastors. She was also a small group leader, taught Sunday School, mentored young women and was a prayer warrior. She was a former teacher at Gehman's Mennonite School and at New Horizon's Ministries in Colorado. Having a special needs daughter, she founded the Wings Group which was a group for moms with special need children. She was an artist, and enjoyed reading, but her biggest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family.

Surviving besides her husband, mother and step-father are three daughters, Holly Noel Rutt, Misty Bryanne Rutt, and Mya Dove Rutt; two sons, Dawson Lee Rutt and Isaac Pirece Rutt all at home; two brothers, Dwain husband of Shana (Heisey) Martin of East Earl, and Dean husband of Dawn (Martin) Martin of Denver; two sisters, Beverly wife of Larry Rutt of Ephrata, and Dawn Seibel of Reamstown; two step-brothers, Kenneth, Jr. husband of Barbara Sheaffer of East Petersburg, and John husband of Beth Sheaffer of Bethel; and two step-sisters, Jewel wife of Myron Good of Narvon, and Jann wife of Dwain Martin of Womelsdorf.

A Graveside Service and Burial will take place at the Martindale Mennonite Church Cemetery, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata, PA on Friday, May 13, at 10:00 A.M. followed by a Memorial Service in the Church at 10:30 A.M. with Bishop Daryl Weaver and Pastor Matthew Martin officiating. Viewings will be held at the church on Thursday from 2:00 to 5:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. and on Friday from 9:00 A.M. until 9:45 A.M.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Christa's memory may be made to Handi*Vangelism, 300 W. Chestnut St., Ephrata, PA 17522 or to Helping Hands and Hearts, 661 Weavertown Road, Myerstown, PA 17067. To send an online condolence to the family, visit www.GroffEckenroth.com Arrangements by the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, PA.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/10/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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