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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  S2

Snader, Luke L. ; . . Snyder, Minnie H. Nolt ; . . Snyder, Paul S. ; . . Stutzman, Amos J. ; . . Stutzman, Elva Leon ; . . Stutzman, James A. ; . . Suter, Jay Merlyn ; . .

Snader, Luke L.
March 19, 1940 - May 21, 2022

Luke L. Snader, age 82, of Reinholds, passed away on Saturday, May 21, 2022.

He was the husband of Elizabeth G. (Martin) Snader and the son of the late John Richard and Irene (Knosp) Snader.

Luke was a member of Blainsport Mennonite Church. He was employed at McMinn's Asphalt Company retiring in 2012. He really enjoyed classic cars, reading, spending time in nature hunting and especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by 3 children, David, husband of Linda of Denver, James, companion of Kim Zoll of Stevens and Dina Burd of Denver; 4 grandchildren, Krystal, Jillian, Alison, and Jon; 2 step-grandchildren, Michell and Steven Burd; 6 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bertha Kreider and brother-in-law, Dave Greenly.

He was preceded in death by 5 brothers, Daniel, Robert, John, Raymond, and Aaron; 3 sisters, Anna, Ruth, and Mary; and a son-in-law, Wesley Burd.

A viewing will be held from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, May 26, 2022, at Blainsport Mennonite Church, 86 S. Blainsport Road, Reinholds. An additional viewing will be held Friday, May 27th from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m., at the church, with Pastor Eric Marshall officiating.

Interment will be held at the adjacent church cemetery.

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

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


Snyder, Minnie H. Nolt
March 7, 1941 - January 19, 2022

Minnie H. Snyder, 80, of Ephrata entered into eternal rest at home on January 19, 2022. She was born on March 7, 1941 to the late Joseph O. and Mary (Hoover) Nolt. She was the wife of John J. Snyder with whom she shared 59 years of marriage.

Minnie was a member of Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, Hope Fellowship, Denver, PA.

Minnie dearly loved her children and grandchildren. She greatly enjoyed baking cookies with them. Growing beautiful flowers and bird watching were favorites of hers along with sewing craft items and quilts. In earlier years, she operated a fabric store and Snyder’s Quilts and Crafts which is now Snyder’s Furniture.

She is survived by three daughters: Barbara (Mervin) Horst of Ephrata, Eileen (Mervin) Horning of Ephrata, Glenda (Ernest) Groff of Honesdale and one son: David (Vonda Weaver) of Plain City, Ohio: 22 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren: 7 sisters: Frances Martin, Anna (Jonas) Zeiset, Edna (Aaron) Zimmerman, Ella (Melvin) Martin, Ada Mae (Lawrence) Martin, Martha (Amos) Martin and Arlene (Aaron) Sensenig: two brothers: Ervin (Beverly) and Warren (Florence): two sisters-in-law, Rebecca (Newswanger) Nolt and Anna (Garman) Nolt and one brother-in-law, Paul (Ruth) Shirk.

She was preceded in death by an infant son, Craig: two sisters: Esther (Paul) Shirk and Mary (Titus) Reiff: two brothers: Ivan (Rebecca) and Paul (Anna) and two brothers-in-law: Edwin (Frances) Martin and Titus Reiff.

The family would like to thank Minnie’s caregivers and Hospice and Community Care nurses for their kind, compassionate care.

A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, January 24, at 10:00 A.M. at the Muddy Creek Mennonite Church, 988 Beam Road, Denver, PA with Bishop Jolan Martin officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held at the church on Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM until the time of the service.

Kindly omit flowers. If desired, contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice and Community Care, P.O. Box 4124, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. To send an online condolence to the family, visit Arrangements by the Groff High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA

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


Snyder, Paul S.
November 5, 1933 - February 17, 2022

Paul S. Snyder, 88, of New Holland, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, February 17, 2022. He was a lifelong farmer. He was the husband of the late Miriam (Martin) Snyder who passed on February 17, 2003.

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

Surviving are four sons: Glenn husband of Janice (Weaver) Snyder of Denver, Paul M. husband of Jean (Hursh) Snyder of Shippensburg, Mervin husband of Loreen (Hursh) Snyder of Newville, Gerald husband of Rhonda (Good) Snyder of New Holland, two daughters: Ruth Ann wife of Michael Burkholder of New Holland, Norma wife of Jay Paul Weaver of East Earl, 34 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, two sisters: Esther wife of Rufus Zimmerman of Mertztown, Mabel wife of Elam Horning of Leola, and a daughter-in-law Susan Snyder of Narvon.

In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by a son, James Snyder, a grandson Curvin Snyder and seven siblings: Anna Zimmerman, Edna Shirk, Norman S. Snyder, Arron Snyder, Lena Martin, Katie Weaver and Mary Newswanger.

His funeral will be held on Tuesday, February 22, 2022, at 9:30 a.m. at Groffdale Mennonite Church with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Richard Burkholder, Edwin Reiff, and Jay Paul Weaver officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Martindale Mennonite Reception Center on Monday from 2 4 p.m. and 6 8 p.m.

Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/19/2022
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Stutzman, Amos J.
December 29, 1928 - March 14, 2022

Amos J. Stutzman, 93, of Goshen, passed away Monday, March 14, 2022, at home.

He was born December 29, 1928 in Haven Kansas to Jacob H. and Tillie (Mullet) Stutzman.

On December 12, 1951 he married Lovina Thomas in Thomas, Oklahoma.

She survives along with four daughters, Thelma (Mark) Smothers of Centerville, Iowa, Betty Schrock of Paden, Oklahoma, Kaylene (Chad) Yutzy of Goshen and Louella (Tony) Plett of Sarasota, Florida; nine grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Naleta Joy; a son-in-law, Andy Schrock; seven brothers, Herman, Noah, Enos, Jake, Jonas, Andy and David and three sisters, Lizzie, Fannie and Sovilla.

Visitation will be Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church, 25402 C.R. 50, Nappanee. A 10 a.m. Friday, March 18, funeral service will be held at the church.

Burial will follow in Bethel Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to Bethel Mennonite Church.

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


Stutzman, Elva Leon
August 18, 1962 - January 16, 2022

Elva Leon Stutzman 59 of Arcola, Illinois passed away at 9:00 P.M. on Sunday, January 16, 2022, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon, Illinois.

Funeral services will be held at 12:30 P.M. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the HCK West Building, 1 mile south of Arthur, Illinois. Bishop Raymond S. Miller will officiate. Burial will be in the Miller Cemetery in rural Arcola, Illinois. Visitation will be held anytime after 1:00 P.M. on Tuesday, January 18, 2022, and any time after 10:00 A.M. on Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at the HCK West Building. The Edwards Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

Elva was born on August 18, 1962 in Decatur, Illinois. He was a son of John J. and Anna J. (Schrock) Stutzman.

He is survived by his parents, John and Anna Stutzman of Arcola, IL, four siblings, Sovilla Miller and her husband Homer of Arthur, IL, Edward Stutzman and his wife Alma of Arthur, IL and Paul Eugene Stutzman and his wife Lillian of Arcola, IL, 7 nephews and 14 nieces.

He was preceded in death by two stillborn sisters, Rosella and Lela, his grandparents, Jonas J and Lizzie S. (Beachy) Stutzman and Joel N, and Sovilla J. (Miller) Schrock, a nephew, Darrin Stutzman, three uncles and three aunts.

Elva worked at New Horizon Work Shop in rural Arthur. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail

Stutzman, James A.
October 5, 1995 - March 4, 2022

James A. Stutzman 26, of Millersburg, passed away peacefully at his residence on Friday, March 4, 2022 after a battle with cystic fibrosis. He was born on October 5, 1995 to Arlie and Ada W. (Beachy) Stutzman.

James was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Paul (Ella) Stutzman of Fredericksburg, William (Leah) Stutzman of the home, Aaron, Rachel, Isaac (s.f. Mattie), Dena and Lydia all of the home; and his grandmother, Lydiann (late William) Beachy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Levi and Ida Stutzman and William Beachy.

Funeral services will be held at the Daniel L. Stutzman residence, 6139 TR 605, Millersburg, on Sunday, March 6, at 9:00 a.m. with Minister Wayne M. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Locust Hill Cemetery. Friends may call at the Arlie Stutzman residence, 6231 TR 605, Millersburg, after 5 p.m. on Friday and any time on Saturday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to LifeCare Hospice for their care and also to the church, neighbors and friends for their support.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH
Posted online on March 04, 2022
Published in The Daily Record
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Suter, Jay Merlyn
September 12, 1934 - March 25, 2022

Jay Merlyn Suter, 87, of Harrisonburg, died on Friday, March 25, 2022.

Mr. Suter was born Sept. 12, 1934, in Rockingham County, Va., the son of Jacob and Mary Frances Shank Suter.

He married Geneva Emswiler on Sept. 12, 1959, and is survived by his wife and one daughter, Carmen Suter Williams and husband, Jeff, of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; three stepgrandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sister, Doris Bumbaugh; sister-in-law, Margaret Wenger and husband, Bill; and many nieces and nephews. Two brothers, Raymond O. Suter and Eldon L. Suter, predeceased him.

He attended Eastern Mennonite High School and then furthered his education in electronics and obtained an FCC Radiotelephone Operator License. This led to employment in several radio stations as a transmitter operator and at a recording studio that produced the Mennonite Hour broadcast. He was employed by the Harrisonburg Telephone Co. (now Verizon) for 27 years. He was introduced to Amateur Radio early in life and obtained an FCC license, W4QDC in 1950. He enjoyed this hobby for 70 years, as it allowed him to make new friends far and wide. Another aspect of the hobby was building your own equipment to contact other “hams.” His amateur license was instrumental in obtaining his first job in a radio station in Wilson, N.C.

After retirement, he volunteered at the Harrisonburg Mennonite Church for nine years where he installed a telephone system, did computer maintenance, and worked to improve the sound system. When the church was first built in 1972, he designed and installed the sound system to the best of his ability with the condition that the speakers would need to be invisible. Other volunteer activity included Meals on Wheels, The Gift and Thrift, and Mennonite Disaster Service in North Carolina.

He was a lifelong member of Harrisonburg Mennonite Church.

Memorial donations may be made to The Virginia Mennonite Missions, 601 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or the charity of your choice.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, April 2, at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church at 2 p.m. with Pastor Craig Maven officiating. The graveside service will be held prior to the memorial service at 1 p.m. at Weavers Mennonite Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 3/28/2022
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish

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