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Lazarus Project

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  T to V

Troyer, Betty Miller ; . . Troyer, Ella ; . . Troyer, Iva E. Troyer ; . . Troyer, Noah J. ; . . Voran, Marilyn Helmuth ; . .


Troyer, Betty Miller
June 19, 1940 - March 28, 2022

Betty (Miller) Troyer age 81 of Goshen, passed away at her home on the evening of March 28, [2022] surrounded by family. She was born June 19, 1940, in Goshen, to Joe E.J.K. & Ida (Troyer) Miller. On Dec. 13, 1959, in Middlebury, she married Harley D. Troyer; he preceded her in death on December 11, 2017.

Surviving are three sons, Jim (Shirley) Troyer and Jerry (Corine) Troyer, both of Goshen and Steve (Heidi) Troyer of Fort Wayne; two daughters, Cindy (Allen) Eash of Middlebury and Rose (Jason) Yoder of Bristol; 16 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; a sister, Fran (Wayne) Miller of Sarasota, Florida; three brothers, Wayne (Pam) Miller, of Sarasota, Dean Miller of Bend, Oregon and Dale Miller of Goshen; a sister-in-law, Tove Miller Bend, Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a grandson, Benjamin "Benji" Eash; a sister Edna Godshell; two brothers, Atlee Jay and Glenn Miller.

Betty chose to follow Jesus at an early age and was baptized at the age of 14. She was a member of Living Hope Fellowship in Goshen.

She served beside her husband, who was pastor of Griner Mennonite Church, for 40 years. She spent much time caring for the congregation through various way, including visiting and hosting many people in their home. She was also involved in Women's ministries, writing Bible lessons and leading Bible Studies. During this time and while raising their children, she also began and built a home business which helped sustain her till her last breath. After her mother's passing, she became the caregiver of her handicapped brother Dale and cared for him as long as she was physically able.

She was a homemaker, a mother & grandmother and opened up her heart and home to friends, family and many guests over the years. She loved tending her beautiful flower gardens and hosting garden parties. She also had lots of fun playing table games with her friends, children & grandchildren, and was quite the competitor.

Visitation will be from 2:00 to 5:00 and 6:00 - 8:00 pm on Friday, April 1, at Griner Church, 12418 CR 20 Middlebury. There will be one hour of visitation prior to the 10:00 am funeral service on Saturday, April 2, also at the church. Services will be conducted by Pastors Jason Miller, Josh Berkshire and Mike Troyer. Burial will be in Griner Cemetery, Middlebury.

She was loved and will be missed by many. Memorials may be directed to Village to Village Intl, a ministry Betty's grandson helps to lead, that offers hope and healing to vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers.

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


Troyer, Ella
January 22, 1955 - April 5, 2022

Ella Troyer passed away April 5, 2022 at the West View Healthy Living. Born to the late Abe and Sarah Troyer on January 22 1955 in Fredericksburg Ohio.

She is survived by a son Kaden. Step mother Catherine Troyer, Moundridge Kansas. Siblings, Paul and Mary Troyer Wooster Ohio, Clara Coblentz Jeromesville Ohio, Ada and Dave Lehman Jeromesville, Wayne and Jerelyn Troyer Galva, Kansas, Willis and Cyndi Troyer, Apple Creek.

Those gone on before are her parents Abe and Sarah Troyer and a brother Myron Troyer.

Calling hrs are Saturday evening from 6 to 8 at the Scenic Ridge Mennonite Church 2053 St Rt 89 Jeromesville. Funeral services Sunday morning at 10:30. The family appreciates the care she received at West View Healthy Living. Fickes Funeral Home in Jeromesville assisted the family with arrangements.

Posted online on April 05, 2022
The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Troyer, Iva E. Troyer
February 4, 1935 - 2022

Iva E. Troyer, 87, of 10459 Harrison Road, Apple Creek, Ohio, passed away peacefully at her home on March 22, 2022 following a period of declining health.

She was born in Wayne County on February 4, 1935 to the late Eli and Emma (Miller) Troyer and married Menno R. Troyer on June 16, 1987. He died on November 17, 2007.

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

She is survived by her step-children, Abe (Emma) Troyer of Fredericksburg, Fannie M. Troyer of the home, the late Jacob M. (Amanda) Troyer of Howard, Lizzie M. Troyer of the home, Amanda (David) Miller of the home and Dan (Anna) Troyer of Millersburg; 34 step-grandchildren; 241 step-great-grandchildren; 10 step-great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Eli (Nettie) Troyer of Apple Creek, and David (Miriam) Troyer of Fredericksburg; sister-in-law Ella (the late Levi) Troyer of Fredericktown; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by step-son, Jacob; brothers, Atlee (Effie) Troyer, Melvin (Fannie) Troyer, Levi Troyer, and Dan (Edna) Troyer; sister, Dena (Wyman) Miller.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 24, 2022 at 9:30 am at the family residence with Bishop Raymond A. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in Yoder Cemetery. Friends may call anytime at the family residence. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.

Posted online on March 22, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Troyer, Noah J.
January 8, 1931 - March 19, 2022

Noah J. Troyer 91, of 5525 Evans Creek Road SW, Sugarcreek, passed away surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 19, 2022 after a period of declining health. He was born on January 8, 1931 to the late Jonas M. and Katie (Troyer) Troyer. On November 12, 1953 he married Edna Mae Troyer who preceded him in death on June 21, 2013. Noah was a retired farmer and a member of the Old Order Amish Church where he was ordained as minister in 1968 and later as bishop.

He is survived by his children, Betty (Emery) Beachy of Baltic, Mary (Henry) Miller of Sugarcreek, Esther (Gideon) Raber of Baltic, David (Mary) Troyer of Walhonding, Naomi (Firman) Yoder of Beach City, Reuben (Mary) Troyer of Beach City; 33 grandchildren; 74 great-grandchildren; sister Mary J. (Roy) Miller; and a sister-in-law, Mattie (John) Hershberger.

In addition to his parents and his wife Edna, he was preceded in death by his 2 great-grandchildren, Kristina Troyer, Evan Allen Miller; siblings, Eli (Katie) Troyer, Mose (Mabel) Troyer, Fannie (Jonas) Troyer and Alma Troyer.

Funeral services will be held at the home on Tuesday, March 22, at 9:00 a.m. with Bishop Nelson D. Miller officiating. Burial will follow in the Yoder Cemetery in Paint Township. Friends may call at the home after 2 p.m. on Sunday and any time on Monday. A special thank you on behalf of the family to LifeCare Hospice for their care and support.

Miller Funeral Care – Walnut Creek, OH 330-893-2273.
Posted online on March 20, 2022
Published in The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Voran, Marilyn Helmuth
December 3, 1930 - April 17, 2022

Marilyn Helmuth Voran, 91, of Goshen died peacefully on April 17, 2022, in her home with the loving presence of her sister and dear friends. She was born December 3, 1930 to Naomi (Oesch) and Atlee Helmuth at Aurora, Ohio.

Marilyn graduated from Aurora High School in 1948 and Goshen College in 1952 with a Bachelor of Arts in Home Economics Education. After graduation she taught at Aurora (Ohio) High School. On August 19, 1956 she married Melvin Voran, whom she met during a summer voluntary service assignment in Gulfport, Mississippi. They settled in Goshen, Indiana where Melvin was attending college. There she taught at Bethany Christian High School for three years. After that she enjoyed being a “stay at home Mom” with their three children. Later, Marilyn worked with the Mennonite Central Committee Goshen office writing and teaching about world hunger issues. She also served with the Archives of the Mennonite Church.

Marilyn had a deep appreciation for nature, and especially enjoyed bird watching and family travel to National Parks and other scenic places. She also loved to create beauty--through the visual arts, soul-nurturing indoor and outdoor spaces, and the written word. She was always sustained by her spirituality and faith. These values she generously shared with her family and friends. Many persons hold vivid and fond memories of Marilyn’s presence in their lives through her teaching, worship planning, spiritual direction, writing, hospitality, cooking, intellect, and wit.

Marilyn is survived by her two daughters, Miriam (Andrew Faunce) Voran of West Lebanon, New Hampshire, and Laurel (Dave Diller) Voran of Empire, Michigan; her son, Stephen (Gwen Grasse) Voran of Boulder, Colorado; her sister, Kathleen (John Hanson) Hartzler of Minneapolis, Minnesota; brothers, Harlan Helmuth of Aurora, Ohio and Keith (Ellen Slabaugh) Helmuth of Debec, New Brunswick, Canada; and granddaughter Elleanna Voran of Boulder, Colorado.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin.

A celebration of Marilyn's life will take place Saturday, June 18, 2022, at 10 a.m., at College Mennonite Church, where Marilyn was a member. Memorial gifts can be made to Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Mennonite Central Committee, or College Mennonite Church.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements.

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

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