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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.

2024  H2


Hooley, Fern Frances Nitzsche ; . . Hoover, Anna Mary Beiler ; . . Hoover, Anna W. Martin ; . . Hoover, Edwin M. ; . . Hoover, John H. ; . . Hoover, Lynnelle Maria Rose ; . . Hoover, Melvin Lewis ; . . Hoover, Raymond M. ; . . Hoover, Vera Z. Martin ; . . Horst, Donald Adin ; . . Horst, Doris L. Kreider ; . . Horst, Howard W. ; . . Horst, James Daniel ; . . Horst, Louella M. Weaver ; . . Horst, Mary Joyce Stauffer ; . . Horst, Menno B. ; . . Horst, Minerva Martin ; . . Horst, Winston Clay ; . . Hostetler, Barbara Headings ; . . Hostetler, Darrel M. ; . . Hower, Florence B. Goodman ; . . Huber, Eli N. ; . . Hunsberger, Donald Paul ; . . Hursh, Morris Martin ; . . Hurst, Earl Snyder ; . . Hurst, Paul Burkholder ; . .

 

Hooley, Fern Frances Nitzsche
July 24, 1926 - January 12, 2024

Fern Frances Hooley, 97, of New Paris, passed away Friday, January 12, 2024, at home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born July 24, 1926 at home, near Bancroft, Cuming County, Nebraska, to Daniel and Emma (Birky) Nitzsche.

Fern accepted Jesus as her savior and was baptized at age 11 at the Plum Creek Mennonite Church, Beemer, Nebraska. On May 21, 1950, she married Mylin D. Hooley in the same church. He died March 10, 2003.

Survivors include three daughters, Karen (Glenn) Miller of Hutchinson, Kansas, Marjorie (Dale) Martin of Harrisonburg, Virginia and Linda (Greg) Arcibal of Pahoa, Hawaii; four sons, Roger (Lois) Hooley of New Paris, Don (Carlene) Hooley of Bradenton, Florida, Jim (Elaine) Hooley of Wayland, Iowa and Bill (Sue) Hooley of New Paris; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Along with her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Edna Zook and Ruth Coffman and two brothers, William and Delmar Nitzsche.

Fern was a wonderful role model in her lifetime and was loved by many. She enjoyed flowers, gardening, writing poetry, baking, and sewing. She loved sitting on her back porch and watching the hummingbirds. Many families and friends will cherish the memories made there. Fern’s mind was sharp to the very end and will be remembered for being an avid scrabble player.

Visitation will be Thursday, January 18, 2024, from 2 to 4 and 5 to 7 p.m. at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, Goshen, Indiana. The 10 a.m. funeral service will be Friday, January 19, 2024, at Salem Mennonite Church, 23984 C.R. 46, New Paris.

Burial will follow in Salem Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be given to her church, Milford Chapel or World Missionary Press.

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


 

Hoover, Anna Mary Beiler
November 10, 1929 - January 10, 2024

Anna Mary (Beiler) Hoover, 94, was born November 10, 1929 to Isaac K. and Fannie Weaver Beiler in Morgantown, PA. She died January 10, 2024 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland Pennsylvania. On April 7, 1951 she married Herbert J. Hoover of New Carlisle, Ohio.

Anna Mary loved flowers, music, sewing and offering hospitality. She was "Mama" to many. She loved to sing hymns and was faithful in attending church throughout her life. She knew and loved Jesus and wrote "When I pass over after death, I will see Him and be with Him forever."

She is survived by her husband and their children: James (Deborah) of Green Lane, PA; Mary (Aaron) Kolb of Williamsport, PA; Herbert L. of Leola, PA; Grace (Tony) Woodruff of Washington Island, WI; Paul (Shirley) of Harrisonburg, VA; Ruth (David) Lehman of Urbana, MO; Pearl Hartman of Harrisonburg, VA; Carol (Tim) Conrad of New Carlisle, OH and David (Traeln) of New Carlisle, OH; 31 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She is survived by sisters Martha Dietrich, Naomi Keiper, Verna Mae Buckwalter, Arlene Gipe and brothers Clarence and Elam Beiler. She was preceded in death by her parents, a son-in-law Dwight Hartman and two sisters Ada Ginder and Irene Beiler.

The family is grateful for the loving care she received from the staff of Meadow View. Memorial contributions may be sent to Mennonite Central Committee. Anna Mary donated her body for medical research.

Memorial Services will be held at Garden Spot Village Chapel on February 24, 2024 at 11 am., 433 S Kinzer Avenue, New Holland, PA 17557 and at a later date in New Carlisle, Ohio.

Groff High Funeral Home in New Holland is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/14/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Anna W. Martin
June 8, 1959 - April 27, 2024

Anna W. Hoover, 64, of Berrysburg, formerly of Port Royal and Lancaster, passed away at 11:34 a.m., Saturday, April 27, 2024 at her residence.

Born on June 8, 1959 in Hinkletown, Lancaster Co., she is a daughter of the late Abraham M. and Elizabeth (Weaver) Martin.

On December 27, 1980, she was married to her late husband, Melvin M. Hoover, Jr. with whom she was blessed to share over 37 years of marriage before his passing on October 23, 2018.

She is survived by her children, Karen Elizabeth Hoover of Berrysburg, Kyler Nathan Hoover and his wife Ahleah of New Bloomfield, Rosanne Kay Musser and her husband Kordell of Berrysburg, and Phillip Andrew Hoover of New Bloomfield; one grandson on the way; four sisters, Edna Faye Burkholder, Vera Sensenig, Mary E. Nolt, and Etta Martin; six brothers, Leon, Lewis, Lloyd, Roy, Paul David, and Lester Abraham Martin; two sisters-in-law, Ruth Ann Hoover and her husband Clair and Mary Jane Martin; two brothers-in-law, Curvin Hoover and his wife Mary Jane and Nelson Hoover and his wife Dawn; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a step mother, Stella S. Martin; and one brother, Harold Martin.

In earlier life, Mrs. Hoover was a member and attended Delaware Mennonite Church in East Salem and was currently attending Shalom Mennonite Church in Milton.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, canning, and spending time with her family, especially her children.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, May 6, 2024, beginning at 11:00 AM at the Delaware Mennonite Church, 16 Delaware Church Road, Thompsontown with the Shalom Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Interment will follow in the adjoining church cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 4 7 PM on Sunday, May 5, 2024 and from 10 AM until the time of the funeral services at 11 AM on Monday at the Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Mrs. Hoover's memory can be made to the Shalom Mennonite Church, 955 Dance Hall Road, Milton, PA 17847.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Brown Funeral Homes, Inc., 111 Westfall St., McAlisterville.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/30/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Edwin M.
June 20, 1939 - May 24, 2024

Edwin M. Hoover, 84, of Ephrata, died Friday, May 24, 2024, at Lincoln Christian Home, Ephrata, Pennsylvania.

Edwin was born on June 20, 1939, in East Earl, PA, the son of Enos N. and Anna S. (Martin) Hoover, one of 10 children.

On December 25, 1959, in Richland, Lebanon County, PA, Edwin married Anna W. Oberholtzer, and to this union 8 children were born.

Edwin and Anna moved to Northeast MO on January 23, 1974, to raise a family. They were members at Millport Mennonite Church south of Rutledge, MO Edwin is survived by eight children, Mark and Ellen Hoover of Memphis, MO, David and Ethel Hoover of Arbela, MO, Julia and Raymond Brubaker of Lamonte, MO, Lois and Mervin Garman of Arbela, MO, Jason and Nora Hoover of Altona, Manitoba, Canada, Ira and Karen Hoover of Baring, MO, James and Elva Hoover of Knox City, MO, Esther and Curvin Dean Martin of Garden Grove, IA, 59 grandchildren, 120 great-grandchildren, three brothers Raymond and Mabel Hoover of East Earl, PA, Enos and Anna Mae Hoover of New Holland, PA, Allen and Mabel Hoover of Port Byron, NY, and four sisters, Grace and Ellis Martin of Port Byron, NY, Anna Ruth and Hershey Sensenig of Romulus, NY, Erma and John Horning of Ephrata, PA, Miriam and Elmer High of Lititz, PA along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Enos and Anna Hoover, his wife, Anna W. Hoover on August 24, 2010, a brother and a sister, Lester and Elaine, and a stillborn sibling.

Funeral Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2024, at the Millport Mennonite Church south of Rutledge, Missouri.

Visitation will be from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday, May 31, 2024, at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri.

Burial will be in the Millport Mennonite Cemetery south of Rutledge, Missouri.

Doss Funeral Home of Edina, Missouri is assisting the family.

Doss Funeral Home, Edina, MO
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hoover, John H.
July 9, 1949 - April 8, 2024

John H. Hoover, 74, of Millmont, entered into rest Monday, April 8, 2024, at Geisinger Medical Center. He was born July 9, 1949, in West Earl Township, Lancaster, County, a son of the late Amos N. and Alice N. Hoover. On Dec. 10, 1970, he married the former Verna L. (Fox) Hoover, who survives. He was a member of Mountain View Church, Groffdale Conference. John was a retired farmer.

Surviving in addition to his wife are three sons and daughters-in-law, Edwin and Ada Hoover of Millmont, Samuel and Loretta Hoover of Mifflinburg, John and Linda Hoover of Millmont, 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandsons, four brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Margaret Hoover of Millmont, Amos and Elizabeth Hoover of Mifflinburg, Raymond and Rachel Hoover of Dundee, N.Y., Lewis and Brenda Hoover of Mifflinburg; eight sisters, Ada and Jonathan Martin of New Holland, Verna and Carl Duke of Mifflinburg, Alice and Wesley King of Belleville, Edna Weaver of Millmont, Minnie and Steve Peachey of Reedsville, Etta and Joseph Zimmerman of Dorchester, Wisc., Lucy and Edward Martin of Mifflinburg, Louella and Edward Zimmerman of Stevens; one sister-in-law, Mary Hoover of Mifflinburg, one brother-in-law, Phares Horning of Mifflinburg.

He was preceded in death by three grandchildren, Shannon Hoover, Michele and Jamin Hoover; one brother, Allen Hoover; two sisters, Nora Martin and Anna Horning, and one brother-in-law, Raymond Weaver.

Family and friends will be received from 1 to 4 and from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 14, at the family's residence, 1991 Paddy Mountain Road, Millmont. The family service will be held at 9 a.m. Monday, April 15, at Kenneth and Anna Martin's residence, 14340 Old Turnpike Road, Millmont with additional services at 9:30 a.m. at Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church with Bishop Lloyd R. Zimmerman and the church's home ministry officiating. Interment will be in the Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church Cemetery, Millmont. Arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals, Mifflinburg.

Sunbury Daily Item - 4/9/2024
Sunbury, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Lynnelle Maria Rose
April 12, 1990 - March 16, 2024

Lynnelle Maria Rose Hoover, 33, of Chambersburg, PA passed away Saturday, March 16, 2024 at her home. She was born Thursday, April 12, 1990 in Allen County, OH, the daughter of Susan M. (Hilty) Hoover of Chambersburg and the late Jerry A. Hoover.

Lynnelle graduated from Elida Mennonite School in 2007. She was employed as a nanny for several families and as a lead receptionist in a multi-provider office at LMPC. She was a member of The Living Well Community Church.

She is survived by two sisters; Jessica D.S. (Michael) Derstine of Brownsville, OR; Melissa “Minnie” B.J. Hoover, of Brownsville, OR; three brothers; Joel A.R. (Gwen) Hoover of Chambersburg, PA; Ryan J.A. (Rosanna) Hoover of Aroda, VA and William J.A. (Marilyn) Hoover, of Lima, OH; maternal grandmother Cretora L. (Bear) Hilty of McGaheysville,VA; and 19 nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her father Jerry A. Hoover, paternal grandparents Arthur and Gladys Hoover, and Louise Hoover, and maternal grandfather Robert Hilty.

A Visitation will be held at Shippensburg Christian Fellowship 10600 Blind Lane, Shippensburg, PA on Tuesday, March 19 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 at Shippensburg Christian Fellowship with Barry Martin officiating, with a viewing one hour prior.

A Visitation will also be held at Weber Funeral Home 1840 E. 5th St., Delphos, OH on Thursday, March 21 from 2:00-4:00 PM and 6:00-8:00 PM. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, March 22, 2024 at Sharon Mennonite Church with Wayne Schwartz officiating; with a viewing one hour prior. Interment will be in Sharon Mennonite Cemetery, Elida, OH.

Memorial contributions may be made to Life Counseling Ministries, Life-ministries.com, Friends may express online condolences at www.DuganFH.com. Professional services are entrusted to Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg, PA.

Dugan Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., Shippensburg, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hoover, Melvin Lewis
May 28, 1937 - February 16, 2024

Melvin “Mel” Lewis Hoover, 86, of Goshen, went to his heavenly home on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Elkhart General Hospital, after suffering a massive heart attack. He was born at home on May 28, 1937, in Harrison Township, IN, to the late George E. and Kathryn (Schmucker) Hoover. On March 23, 1957, Mel married the love of his life, Georgia May Mattern.

Mel is survived by his children, Melodie (Richard) England of West Des Moines, IA, Kathleen (Sergio) Scataglini of Mesa, AZ, Lynette (Earl) DeYoung of Geneva, IL, Timothy (Kimberly) Hoover of Marshall, WI, and Philip (Joy) Hoover of Covington, LA; 11 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren plus one on the way; siblings, Thelma Martin, Ruth Richards, Eva (Basil) Borntreger, Marie (Ronald) Troyer, Lois Martin, Floyd Hoover, and William (Nancy) Hoover; close friends, Stephen Spite and John Mullet; his beloved “Breakfast Buddies”; and a host of extended family, friends, and church family.

Mel was preceded in death by his loving wife, Georgia Hoover, of 62 years; parents; brother, John Hoover; foster sisters, Shirley Reichelt, and Gladys Hoover; and siblings-in-law, Rufus Martin, Frank Richards, Marty Martin, Arthur Hoover, and Esther Hoover.

Services for Mel will be held at Ironwood United Pentecostal Church, 4609 S Ironwood Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, with visitation on Thursday, February 22, 2024, from 5 to 8 PM. On Friday, February 23, 2024, visitation will be from 10 to 11 AM and the funeral service following at 11 AM. Burial and graveside services will follow at Olive West Cemetery. Pastor Clint Walker will officiate. Billings Funeral Home of Elkhart is handling arrangements for the family.

Mel, along with his wife, owned Hoover’s Cabinet Place for over 30 years, working to remodel many kitchens, baths, and homes throughout the area. The pair were also members of Elkhart Life Church, where Mel served as head usher and board member, and Ironwood United Pentecostal Church for many years.

Mel and Georgia were thrilled to have been able to build their own home from the ground up, and to have visited the Holy Land. In recent years, Mel spent a lot of time with his “Breakfast Buddies”, appreciating the company and laughs that they shared each morning.

Mel will best be remembered as a man who was passionate about his faith and the Bible; he loved a good joke, and enjoyed telling stories and reading his poems to anyone who would listen. He will be missed.

Memorial donations can be made to the Tupelo Children’s Mansion, 1801 E Main St, Tupelo, MS, 38804.

Billings Funeral Home, Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hoover, Raymond M.
December 14, 1944 - January 5, 2024

Raymond M. Hoover, 79, Ephrata, passed away surrounded by his family on Friday January 5, 2024 in the Lincoln Christian Home. He was the husband of Verna L. (Horst) Hoover with whom he would have celebrated a 56th wedding anniversary in April. He was born in Ephrata on December 14, 1944 a son of the late Menno W. and Lizzie N. (Martin) Hoover. He was a member of Mountain View Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

In addition to his wife he is survived by children: Janae L. wife of Glenn H. Martin, Myerstown; Christine J. wife of Nelson H. Martin, Lebanon; Lorene D. wife of J. Wesley Hoover, Lebanon; Karen M. wife of Melvin E. Sauder, Myerstown; 25 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brother: Clarence M. husband of Elsie L. (Horst) Hoover, New Holland.

He was preceded in death by a son: Kenneth H. Hoover and a sister: Mary Elizabeth Hoover.

Viewing will be Wednesday from 2 to 4PM and 6 to 8PM in Midway Mennonite Reception Center 210 E. Lexington Rd., Lititz, PA 17543. Funeral will be Thursday at 9:30AM in Groffdale Mennonite Church 168 Groffdale Rd., Leola, PA 17540. Please omit flowers.

Lebanon Daily News - 1/6/2024
Lebanon, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hoover, Vera Z. Martin
April 3, 1931 - June 17, 2024

Vera Z. Hoover, 93, of Manheim, passed away on Monday, June 17, 2024, at her residence.

She was born in Earl Township to the late Daniel and Lena (Zimmerman) Martin and was the wife of the late Aaron H. Hoover, Sr.

She was a member of Lime Rock Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference).

Vera is survived by six sons, Aaron M., husband of Anna Hoover of New Holland, Daniel M., husband of Mary Hoover of Womelsdorf, Amos M., husband of Martha Hoover of Manheim, Edwin M., husband of Mary Hoover of Womelsdorf, Irvin M., husband of Martha Hoover of Bethel, Lloyd M., husband of Joyce Hoover of Myerstown; a daughter, Mary M., wife of Nelson Weaver of Newville; a son-in-law, Norman, husband of Minerva Snyder of Fennimore, WI; a daughter -in-law, Ella Hoover of Bethel; 56 grandchildren; 297 great-grandchildren; 15 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Ivan Z., husband of the late Irene Martin of Lititz; two sisters, Mary Martin of New Holland, Etta Zimmerman of Kansas City, MO.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a son, David M. Hoover; a daughter, Anna M. Snyder; a grandson, Mark Weaver; 11 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Paul, John, Willis, Daniel Martin; four sisters, Alta Martin, Lizzie Redcay, Elsie Martin and Lena Zimmerman.

A viewing will be held on Sunday, June 23, 2024, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM, at Farm Crest Chapel, Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 24, 2024, at 9:30 AM, at Groffdale Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference), 90 Groffdale Church Road, Leola, with Bishop Quinton Wenger officiating. Interment will take place in the adjoining church cemetery.

Kindly omit flowers.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 6/19/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Donald Adin
October 23, 1949 - June 11, 2024

Donald Adin Horst 74, of Hagerstown, Maryland, passed away, Tuesday, June 11, 2024, at the Meritus Medical Center, Hagerstown, surrounded by his family.

Born Sunday, October 23, 1949, in Hagerstown, Maryland, he was the son of the late Phares S. Horst and the late Lois I. (Risser) Horst.

Donald was a member of Mt. Olive Mennonite Church, Hagerstown.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Lois S. Horst, sons, Linford R. Horst and wife Carolyn, and Randy L. Horst and wife Linette, sisters, Ellen Horst and husband Leonard, and Cora Plank and husband Eli, brothers, Harold Horst and wife Ella, and Leon Horst, grandchildren, Rachelle, Kayla, Javin, Donovan, Bryson, Annelise, Karlin, Trevor, Alyssa and Kari.

He was preceded in death by a grandson, Marcus, and a brother, Lester Horst.

Services will be held Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 10:00 am, at the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church, 13305 Maugansville Road, Hagerstown, Maryland, with the Mt. Olive ministry officiating.

Family will receive friends at the church on Friday, June 14, 2024 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. Family and friends may also view one hour prior to the service.

Interment will be at the Mt. Olive Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home 1331 Eastern Blvd. North, Hagerstown, Maryland. (301) 791-7759.

Submitted by: William Moreland
Via: Menno Mail


 

Horst, Doris L. Kreider
April 25, 1936 - May 8, 2024

Doris L. Horst, 88, of Ephrata, entered into heaven on Wednesday, May 8, 2024, surrounded by family at Lancaster General Hospital - Penn Medicine.

She was born in Ephrata, daughter of the late Howard J. and Anna M. (Witters) Kreider and was the wife of the late Clarence "C.B." Horst who passed away in 2013.

First and foremost, she was a follower of Jesus and a fierce prayer warrior. She was a member of Blue Ball Community Church where she also served as a pastor's wife. She led many Bible studies over the years and mentored countless women. She loved being Mother, Grandma, and GiGi and made each family member feel special. She was an award-winning bread baker; and it was expected at all family dinners. In the early years, Doris completed nurse's training as a registered nurse and worked in that profession until she had children.

Doris is survived by 6 children, Brenda Zimmerman, wife of Paul, David Horst, husband of Donna, Darlene Gehman, Marvin Horst, husband of Wendy, Nevin Horst, husband of Cheri, and Karen Burkholder, wife of Matt; 25 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by daughter-in-law, Linda M. Horst, son-in-law, R. Dale Gehman sister, Floy Martin, 2 brothers, Harold and Wilbur Kreider, and several great-grandchildren.

A viewing will be held on Monday, May 13, 2024, from 6 to 8 PM at New Life Fellowship, 420 E. Fulton Street, Ephrata. A Celebration of Life service will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, 11:00 AM at New Life Fellowship.

Interment will be private and at the convenience of the family.

In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions in Doris' memory may be made to Blue Ball Community Church, 1005 East Main Street, Blue Ball, PA 17506.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 5/11/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Howard W.
July 9, 1940 - May 30 2024

Howard W. Horst, 83, passed away May 30, 2024, at his home from a short illness.

He was born July 9, 1940, in Rockingham County and was a son of the late Amos Henry and Pauline Frances Knicely Horst.

He was a past dairyman and was well known for his shop work. He was member of Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church.

He is survived by his sisters, Ruth E. Wenger, husband of Marion, Lorene G. Horst, wife of the late Menno; brother, Daniel H. Horst and wife, Neva. Also surviving are 17 nieces and nephews.

Mr. Horst was preceded in death by his parents; an infant brother, Joseph K. Horst; and a brother-in-law, Menno B. Horst.

The body will be taken to his home, 5879 Mole Hill Road, Dayton, VA 22821, where visiting hours will be from 10:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, 2024, and 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday, June 2.

Ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Monday, June 3, 2024, at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 5/31/2024
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, James Daniel
July 15, 1940 - March 18, 2024

James Daniel Horst, 83, of Weyers Cave, passed away Monday, March 18, 2024, at his home after a short battle with cancer.

He was born July 15, 1940, and was a son of the late Lloyd S. and Alice (Heatwole) Horst.

James loved his Lord and was a member of Calvary Mennonite Church. He will be well remembered for his friendly smile, generosity, sense of humor, and love of farming and gardening. He was active in agriculture his whole life. He loved spending time on his mountain land, hunting, and checking his trail cameras. He loved his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was united in marriage on May 4, 1962, to Loretta (Sonifrank) Horst, who preceded him in death Aug. 12, 2016.

James is survived by his daughters, Karen (Dan) Hochstetler and Kathy (Greg) Swartz; three grandchildren, Sarah (Owen) Witmer, Kristen Swartz and Caleb Swartz; four great-grandchildren, Lane Witmer, Cheyenne Witmer, Alison Witmer and Laurel Witmer; three brothers, Amos (Leta) Horst, Enos (Debbie) Horst and Reuben (Ruth Ann) Horst; two sisters, Rachel Schrock and Anna (Gary) Miller; sister-in-law, Martha Horst; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a son, Sheldon Horst; brother, Joseph Horst; and brother-in-law, David Schrock.

A graveside service will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, March 23, 2024, at Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery.

A service celebrating James's life will be held Saturday, March 23, at 11:00 a.m. at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship in Mt. Clinton. The service will be livestreamed at https://calvarymennonite.com.

The family will receive friends Friday, March 22, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Calvary Mennonite Church.

Memorial contributions may be made to Calvary Mennonite Church, 6083 Mt. Clinton Pike, Rockingham, VA 22802.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at johnsonfs.com.

Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.

Daily News Record - 3/20/2024
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Louella M. Weaver
August 19, 1938 - June 9, 2024

Louella M. (Weaver) Horst, 85, of Ephrata, passed away on June 9, 2024 as a resident of Fairmount Homes. Born in East Earl, she was the daughter of Harry H. and Mary M. (Martin) Weaver. She was the wife of the late Ammon K. Horst, with whom she married on November 1, 1958 and shared 55 years of marriage until the time of his passing on May 26, 2014.She was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church and was employed as a waitress in her earlier years at Terre Hill Restaurant and later worked at Shady Maple for 23 years as a cook. She enjoyed playing card games and word puzzles.

Louella is survived by her children, Clifford L. husband of Deanna Horst of Ephrata, JoAnn wife of Charles Risser of Lititz, Glenda wife of Mervin Martin of Mohnton, Linda wife of Rodney Greene of Lancaster, Darwin husband of Bonita Horst of Terre Hill, and Timothy husband of Deborah Horst of Myerstown, 21 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her siblings, Mary Jane widow of Mark Lehman, Kathryn wife of Roman Musser, Beulah wife of Wilmer Musser, Mildred wife of Lester Musser and Harry husband of Linda Weaver and sisters-in-law, Mabel Weaver and Wilma Weaver.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by her siblings, Esther Mae wife of Paul Oberholtzer, Raymond Weaver, Leroy Weaver and Richard Weaver.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, June 14, 2024 at 10:00 AM at Martindale Mennonite Church, 171 Hurst Road, Ephrata, PA 17522. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A Viewing will be held on Thursday, June 13, 2024 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM in the church and on Friday for one hour prior to the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Fairmount Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

C. Stanley Eckenroth Home for Funerals in Terre Hill is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/12/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Mary Joyce Stauffer
March 6, 1947 - January 23, 2024

Mary Joyce Horst, 76, of Baring, Missouri passed away Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at her home north of Baring, Missouri. She was born the daughter of Carmi and Emma Mae Eby Stauffer, on March 6, 1947, in Martindale, Pennsylvania.

On September 16, 1967, she was united in marriage to Leon B. Horst and to this union twelve children were born. They moved their family to Missouri in January of 1973 and were members of the Indian Creek Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Mary Joyce is survived by husband of more than fifty-six years, Leon B. Horst; eleven children, Marvin and wife Elsie Horst of Novelty, Missouri, Albert and wife Eunice Horst of Baring, Missouri, Savilla and husband Luke Zimmerman of Rutledge, Missouri, Mildred and husband Jason Hoover of Gorin, Missouri, Daniel Horst of the home, George and wife Lou Ann Horst of Cantril, Iowa, Aaron and wife Sarah Horst of Memphis, Missouri, Ruth Horst of the home, David and wife Thelma Horst of Memphis, Missouri, Lester and wife Sharla Horst of Riverton, Wyoming, and Leonard and wife Tana Horst of Memphis, Missouri; fifty-two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Julia Zimmerman of Memphis, Missouri and Lucille and husband Mark Horning of Stevens, Pennsylvania; a brother, Daniel and wife Jane Stauffer of Ephrata, Pennsylvania; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends.

She was preceded in death by parents; a son, Philip Horst; a granddaughter, Lois Kay Zimmerman; and a brother-in-law, George N. Zimmerman.

Funeral Services were at 9:30 a.m. Monday, January 29, 2024, at the Indian Creek Mennonite Church south of Memphis, Missouri. Visitation was from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday at the Hillcrest Mennonite Community Center south of Memphis, Missouri. Interment will be in the Indian Creek Mennonite Cemetery south of Memphis, Missouri.

Mary Joyce Horst's family request your presence and prayers only, no flowers please.

The Memphis Funeral Home of Memphis, Missouri is assisting the family.

Intelligencer Journal - 1/30/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Menno B.
December 5, 1939 - May 14, 2024

Menno B. Horst, 84, of Dayton, Va., passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at U.K. Hospital in Lexington, Ky.

Born in Ontario, Canada on Dec. 5, 1939, his father was the late John R. Horst and his mother was the late Lydian Bauman Horst.

Menno is survived by his wife, Lorene Horst of Dayton, Va.; his three sons, Reuben Horst and wife, Maria, of Flemingsburg, Ky., Willard Horst and wife, Darlene, of Flemingsburg, Ky., and Edward Horst and wife, Reba, of Grottoes, Va.; and his 12 grandchildren. He is also survived by two of his siblings, Nancy Horst and husband, John, and Paul Horst and wife, Sarah.

In addition to his father, John and his mother, Lydian, Menno was preceded in death by an infant brother, Sidney Horst and two sisters, Hannah Horst and Leah Horst.

The funeral service will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, May 20, 2024, at the Pleasant View Church. Menno will be laid to rest in Pleasant View Church Cemetery.

Visitation was held 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at 176 Whisman Road, Flemingsburg, KY 41041.

Visitation will also be 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 18, 2024, then Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. at 3077 Ottobine Road in Dayton, VA 22821.

The family wishes to express a special thanks and appreciation for all the prayers and many acts of kindness during Menno’s sickness and death.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

Daily News Record - 5/17/2024
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Horst, Minerva Martin
July 11, 1933 - May 5, 2024

Passed away peacefully at her home on Sunday, May 5, 2024 in her 91st year. Beloved wife of John M. Horst.

Mother of Earl and Fern Horst of Elmira, Loreen and Vernon Frey of Wallenstein, Clare and Luella Horst of Arthur, Willard and Irene Horst of Drayton, Elaine and Lester Gingrich of Listowel. Remembered by 35 grandchildren and 128 great-grandchildren.

Sister of Salema and the late Mahlon (1979) Martin, Amsey and the late Annie (2024) Martin, Alice and Aden Horst, Elsie and Amsey Weber, and sister-in-law of Florence and the late Gordon (2017) Martin.

Predeceased by her parents Ibra and Melinda Martin, daughter Lorna in infancy, brother Harvey and Velina Martin and sister Viola and Ion Gingrich.

Visitation will take place on Wednesday, May 8, 2024 from 1-4 and 6-8 p.m. and on Thursday, May 9, 2024 from 2-6 p.m. at the family home 7793 Rd 116, RR 4, Listowel. Family service will be held on Friday, May 10, 2024 at 9 a.m. at the home then to Weaverland Mennonite Meeting House for burial and further service.

Dreisinger Funeral Home Ltd.
South Elmira, ON
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Horst, Winston Clay
March 10, 2024 - March 10, 2024

Winston Clay Horst, of East Earl, passed away shortly after birth on Sunday, March 10, 2024 at Women's and Babies Hospital. Winston was the son of Loren E. and Elizabeth N. (Hurst) Horst, of East Earl.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his siblings, Jameson W. Horst, Mikayla G. Horst and Mya E. Horst, all at home, his paternal grandparents; Clair S. and Lorene Z. Horst of East Earl and his maternal grandparents; Daryl B. and Elaine O. Hurst of East Earl.

Services will be held private. Burial in Groffdale Mennonite Church Cemetery (Weaverland Conference).

Groff High Funeral Home in New Holland is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/13/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hostetler, Barbara Headings
December 29, 1936 - June 3, 2024

Barbara (Headings) Hostetler of Tampico, IL, wife of late husband Wayne Hostetler, was born to Samuel and Lena on Dec. 29, 1936 at Middlebury, IN.

She peacefully passed away at her home with loved ones near on June 3, 2024 at the age of 87 years.

On September 4, 1955 she was united in marriage to Wayne Hostetler, son of Herman and Laura (Unzicker) Hostetler, sharing the joys and sorrows of life together for over 65 years. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 5 daughters. Edwin and wife Eileen of Hotchkiss, CO, Rose and husband Myron of Hotchkiss, CO, Twila of Tampico, IL, Aldine and wife Clarene of Bellevue, IA, Marlene and husband Cecil of Delta , CO, Omar and wife Bonnie of Quinton, OK, Rhonda and husband Troy of Olathe, CO, Nelson and wife Lynette of Tampico, IL, Steven and wife Marsha of Montrose, CO, Charlotte and husband Chad of Delta, CO. Also surviving are seven siblings, Juanita, and husband Leroy of Harmon, IL, Stanley, and wife Alta of Tampico, IL, Ezra, and late Madie of Jay, OK, Elva, and husband Paul of Tampico, IL, Harold, and wife Esther of Humboldt, IL, Edward of Tampico, IL, Roy and wife Elizabeth of Tampico, IL.

The visitation will be at the Fairfield A.M. School on June 7, Friday afternoon 2-4 and 6-8 and the funeral June 8, Saturday morning at 10:00 at the church.

Garland Funeral Home, Walnut, IL
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hostetler, Darrel M.
January 16, 1933 - January 31, 2024

Darrel M. Hostetler, 91, Goshen, died Wednesday, January 31, 2024, at Greencroft Healthcare. He was born January 16, 1933, in Farmerstown, Ohio, to Atlee & Nettie (Friedt) Hostetler. On August 15, 1954, he married Marian (Brendle) Hostetler.

Surviving him are his wife, Marian, Goshen, two sons, Bruce (Laura Chisholm) Hostetler, Portland, Oregon, Rick (Kim) Hostetler, Goshen, two daughters, Brenda (Rich) Meyer, Millersburg, Anne (Kobi) Menahemy, Oakland, California, ten grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and a sister, Joanne (Nelson) Kilmer, Hesston, Kansas.

Preceding him in death are his parents, his son Alan Hostetler, and four siblings: Anna Hostetler, Robert Lowell Hostetler, Richard Hostetler & Louise Evans.
Darrel was a 1951 graduate of Berlin High School, Berlin, Ohio and a 1955 graduate of Goshen College with degrees in music and theology. He later received an MA in choral music at the University of Iowa and an MDiv from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary. Over the years he taught music and Bible at Iowa Mennonite School and Bethany Christian High School, served as Executive Director at Walnut Hill Daycare, and administrator at Mennonite Disabilities Committee. He and Marian were missionaries in Nigeria from 1963-1965 and did voluntary service in Eswatini (Swaziland) from 1979-1982. In his later years Darrel worked as a CNA, drove taxi and medical transportation, and volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

A member of North Goshen Mennonite Church, he served as assistant pastor there for a time, and Minister of Music for 36 years. Darrel directed the Evergreen Singers and the MCC Relief Sale Men’s Chorus. Among other things he will be remembered for his love of music, his listening and openness to people and ideas, and his sense of humor.

Visitation will be 4-6 p.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, and for one hour prior to the 4 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, February 4, 2024, both at North Goshen Mennonite Church, 501 N. 8th St., Goshen. Pastor Nick King will officiate. Private burial will be at Benton Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to MCC or the Center for Healing and Hope.
Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, is handling arrangements.

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Hower, Florence B. Goodman
October 12, 1923 - February 25, 2024

Florence B. (Goodman) Hower, 100, Goshen, died 9:20 a.m. Sunday, February 25, 2024, at Greencroft Healthcare. She was born October 12, 1923, in Elkhart County, to Harry & Emma (Kehr) Goodman. On May 29, 1954, she married Royal J. “R.J.” Hower and he died April 16, 2005.

Surviving are a son, Samuel (Cheri) Hower, Goshen, 6 grandchildren, Emma Martinez, Seantlle Hower, Carla Salinas, Maxwell (Shaun) Paulson, Gordon Paulson, Evelynn (Matthew) Robison, 19 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandson on the way.

Preceding her in death are her parents, husband, R.J. Hower, daughter, Luisa Berdejo and 11 siblings.

Florence was a retired nurse at Greencroft Healthcare and La Plata Hospital in Puerto Rico. She was a member of North Goshen Mennonite Church.

A gathering will be 12-2 p.m. Monday, March 4, 2024, with a service following at 2 p.m., all at Rieth Rohrer Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen. Pastors Nicholas King & Jerry Wittrig will officiate. Memorial donations may be directed to MCC (Mennonite Central Committee).

Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Homes
Wakarusa - Goshen, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


 

Huber, Eli N.
September 21, 1933 - March 15, 2024

Eli N. Huber, 90, of Narvon, passed away on March 15, 2024 in his residence.

Born in Voganville, he was the son of the late Eli M. and Mary Z. (Nolt) Huber.

He was the husband of Emma N. (Leinbach) Huber, with whom he shared 69 years of marriage.

He was a member of Calvary Mennonite Fellowship (Mid Atlantic Conference) and was a retired farmer and truck driver.

Eli is survived by his wife, his children: Anna Mary L. wife of the late Leonard Burkholder of Denver, PA, Leonard L. husband of Arlene M. (Nolt) Huber of Narvon, PA, Daniel L. husband of Eileen H. (Musser) Huber of Narvon, PA, Eunice L. wife of Virgil H. Martin of Colby, WI, Linford L. husband of Anna Ruth (Horst) Huber of Narvon, PA, Wilmer L. husband of Carolyn S. (Brubaker) Huber of Reinholds, PA, Kevin L. husband of Anna Ruth (Musser) Huber of Lyons, NY and James L. husband of Joyce M. (Zimmerman) Huber of Narvon, PA, 57 grandchildren and 148 great grandchildren. Also surviving are his siblings: Lydia N. wife of the late Kenneth Zimmerman of Goshen, IN, Katie N. wife of Enos N. Leinbach of Loysville, PA, Emma N. (Martin) Seibel wife of the late Harvey Seibel of Columbia, PA, Alice N. wife of Phares R. Martin of Mohnton, PA and David N. husband of Joyce (Hostetter) Huber of Mechanicsburg, MD.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son: Marvin L. Huber, brother: John N. Huber, sister: Anna Mary Martin, 3 grandchildren and 6 great grandsons.

A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, March 22, 2024 at 10 AM at Calvary Mennonite Fellowship, 280 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, PA 17519 with Bishop Paul Stoltzfus officiating. A Viewing will be held in the church on Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM and on Friday from 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM. Interment in Bowmansville Mennonite Church Cemetery (Weaverland Conference).

Kindly omit flowers.

C. Stanley Eckenroth Home for Funerals in Terre Hill is entrusted with the funeral arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/18/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hunsberger, Donald Paul
April 12, 1931 - January 10, 2024

Donald (Don) Paul Hunsberger (92) died peacefully in his sleep early on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2024, at Burkholder House at Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community In Harrisonburg, Va. following a general decline in health. Donald was born April 12, 1931, in Telford, Pa. He was the son of Edna (Ruth) and Paul Hunsberger and he was the sixth of nine children.

Donald was married to his beloved wife, Sarah Kathryn Godshall, on Feb. 17, 1950, at Methacton Mennonite Church. Hospitality was their hallmark as they hosted people from all over the world and from many walks of life. His honest (often blunt), but deeply caring (and often misunderstood) demeanor endeared him to many.

Don worked for the AmeriGas company for 35 years, first in the Philadelphia area and later in Northeastern Pa., where they purchased a farm and lived for 38 years. At home he enjoyed hunting and fishing, while at work, as a district manager, he mentored and assisted many. Following their life on the farm they moved to Harrisonburg, where he enjoyed backyard wildlife, tinkering on his John Deere tractor, the Rooster Club, reading and singing.

Donald is survived by his wife, Sarah (92); daughters, Linda (Silas) Booker, Anita (Herb) Weaver, Donna Kim (Mike Cirigliano) Hunsberger, Katrina Jill (Ernie) Didot, who are all residents of the Harrisonburg area. He was loved and admired by his 10 grandchildren: Samuel (Amanda) Booker, Sarah (Adam) Kushner, Katrina (Guy) Kapichok, Mikita (Steven Princenthal) Weaver, Luke (Bethany) Booker, Anda (Andrew Summers) Weaver, Raven Weaver, Ona (Gary) Spicer, Luther Didot and Eva Didot.

He is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren: Amelia Booker, Larson, Winslow, and Louis Booker, Theon and Remi Spicer, Avery Weaver Summers, Abigail Kushner, Hailey, Hannah and Harmony Kapichok. Surviving siblings: Ronald Hunsberger, his twin brother, of Souderton, Pa., Arlin Hunsberger of Goshen, Ind., and Merrill Hunsberger of Waterloo, Canada.

Don had an abiding, but raw faith. He joins his late son, Dean Hunsberger, his three sisters and two brothers, who died before him.

Visitation and memorial service will be held at Park View Mennonite Church Jan. 20, 2024, at 11:00 a.m. (Live stream @pvmchurch.org). Friends and family are invited to a luncheon following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802 or Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community “Compassion Fund”, 1491 Virginia Ave., Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 1/16/2024
Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hursh, Morris Martin
August 9, 1936 - February 16, 2024

Morris Martin Hursh, 87, of Lititz (formerly of Brownstown), went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, February 16, 2024, at Landis Homes with his family surrounding him. He was born in Bowmansville, son of the late Joseph S. and Amanda (Martin) Hursh and was the husband of Ruth Ann (Hall) Hursh with whom he shared 63 years of marriage.

Morris loved spending time with his family, friends, and colleagues. He enjoyed traveling, putting puzzles together, watching Phillies games, and spending many winters in Sarasota, Florida. He founded Hursh Painting Co., Inc. which is celebrating its 45th anniversary this year. Because Morris was blessed by his business, he always looked for ways to bless others, supporting many local charities and organizations. He was a member of Ephrata Bible Fellowship Church.

In addition to his wife, Morris is survived by 6 children: David Hursh of Leola, Dale Hursh, husband of Karen of Lancaster, Melissa Lutz, wife of Michael of Ronks, Melanie Wendt, wife of Gerhard of Ronks, Philip Hursh, husband of Sandra of Brownstown, and Colleen DiMatteo, wife of Anthony of Denver; 12 grandchildren: Amanda, Emily, Tiffany, Luke, Heather, John, Tyler, Marissa, Amalie, Teague, Brandon, and Nina; 4 great-grandchildren: Roman, Finley, Sullivan, and Ava; and a brother, Joseph Hursh, husband of Mary of Wisconsin.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his stepmother, Leah (Kilmer) Hursh; a sister, Leah, wife of Melvin Martin of Wisconsin, and a brother, William Hursh, husband of Mabel of Ephrata.

The Hursh family would like to express their sincere gratitude for the loving care given to Morris by the team of caregivers at Landis Homes.

A viewing will be held on Friday, February 23, 2024, from 5 - 8pm at Calvary Church, 1051 Landis Valley Rd., Lancaster. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2024, at 12pm at Calvary Church. A private interment will be held in the Voganville Union Cemetery, New Holland. Memorial contributions in Morris's memory may be made to Camp Conquest, 480 Forest Rd., Denver, PA 17517 and Our Home of Hope, 223-225 Cherry St., Columbia, PA 17512, two organizations close to Morris's heart. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer JournL - 2/19/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hurst, Earl Snyder
September 14, 1948 - June 15, 2024

Earl Snyder Hurst, 75, of Ephrata, died Saturday, June 15, 2024, at Fairmount Home. His wife of 54 years, Ruth Ann (Martin) Hurst, survives.

Born in Leola, he was the son of the late Phares W. and Anna Mae (Snyder) Hurst.

Earl was employed in roofing and sales for L. M. Martin for over 50 years. He was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by four children, Daryl R. Hurst, husband of Christine Martin, Red Creek, NY, Jerry M. Hurst, husband of Joanna Martin, Denver, Linford M. Hurst, husband of Anita Sensenig, Warrensburg, MO and Rose Ann married to Richard S. Weaver, Denver, 29 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, five siblings: Marvin Hurst, husband of Ada Shirk, Savannah, NY, Raymond Hurst, husband of Lois Good, Denver, Aaron Hurst, husband of Janice Weaver, New Holland, Arlene Martin, Seneca Falls, NY, and Edna Mae, wife of Clair High, Myerstown, and a sister-in-law, Martha Jane, wife of Elam Weaver.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Lester and Phares, Jr., a brother-in-law Melvin Martin, a grandson Ethan Hurst, and a great-grandson, Bentley Hurst.

His funeral will be held on Friday, June 21, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at Groffdale Mennonite Church with Bishop Curvin Zimmerman, Bishop Frank Horning, Edwin Reiff, and Richard Burkholder officiating. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center, 352 Martindale Rd., Ephrata, on Thursday, June 20, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Kindly omit flowers. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 6/18/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


 

Hurst, Paul Burkholder
March 20, 1932 - February 10, 2024

Paul Burkholder Hurst, 91, of Ephrata, died at his home on Saturday, February 10, 2024. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Mary (Weaver) Hurst on June 1, 2023.

Born in Ephrata, he was the son of the late Frank M. and Lydia W. (Burkholder) Hurst and stepson to the late Esther K. (Burkholder) Hurst.

A retired farmer, he was a member of Martindale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

Surviving are four sons: Clair L. husband of Lorraine H. (High) Hurst of Kirkwood, Lawrence W. husband of Eva Jane Z. (Zimmerman) Hurst of Loysville, Paul W. husband of Wilda M. (Hursh) Hurst of Ephrata, Mark W. husband of Kathryn M. (Martin) Hurst of Myerstown, five daughters: Janice W. wife of Nevin Z. Martin of East Earl, Jean W. Hurst of Ephrata, Marie W. wife of George N. Hoover of Elizabethville, Lorene W. wife of Glen R. Martin of Jonestown and Wilma W. wife of Harold M. Wise of Lebanon. Also surviving are 59 grandchildren, 178 great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren, a stepbrother, Ivan B. Hurst husband of the late Mary O. (Martin), Ephrata, and a brother-in-law John Martin, Lancaster.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Noah B. married to the late Mabel (Zimmerman) Hurst, Frank B. married to the late Anna Mary (Good) Hurst, six sisters: Emma B. Horning, wife of the late Aaron Hoover and the late John B. Horning, Katie B. wife of the late John B. Horning, Lydia B. wife of the late Ivan Hoover, Mary B. wife of John Martin, Esther B. wife of the late Elmer Kurtz and John Martin, Alta B. wife of the late Stanley Martin, two step-brothers: David B. Hurst and John B. Hurst, a step-sister, Lizzie B. Hurst, two grandchildren, Miriam wife of the late Wesley Newswanger and Wesley Hurst, five great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

His funeral will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024, at 9:30 a.m. at Martindale Mennonite (Frame) Church with Bishop Amos G. Martin, Joseph Martin, Nathan Martin, Wilmer Hurst, and Frank Horning officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Viewings will be held on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Martindale Mennonite (Frame) Church and on Thursday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Martindale Mennonite Fellowship Center. Kindly omit flowers. The Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill, is in charge of arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 2/12/2024
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish


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