The Mennonite - December, 1998

"for the record" - Deaths:

theMennonite, December 8, 1998, pages 20-21, Vol. 1, No. 39.

Albrecht.- Susanna Mae, 66, Fairview, Mich., died Nov. 6 of a heart attack. Spouse: Erlis Albrecht. Parents: Seth and Edna Troyer (deceased). Other survivors: children Diane Rhoads, Kathy Neff, Steve, Dawn Shantz; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 9 at Fairview (Mich.) Mennonite Church.

Bontrager.- Orval, 62, Goshen, Ind., died Oct. 15. Spouse: Gladys Bauman Bontrager. Parents: Uriah and Esther Bender Bontrager(deceased). Other survivors: children Greg, Gary, Doug; six grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 19 at East Goshen (Ind.) Mennonite Church.

Buckwalter.- Esther Shenk, 70, Newport News, Va., died Oct. 22 of cardiac arrhythmia. Spouse: Erlis Buckwalter. Parents: Henry and Frankie Showalter Shenk (deceased). Other survivors: children Ben, Edith Holsopple, Laine; three grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 26 at Warwick River Mennonite Church, Newport News.

Clark.- Robert Jr., 46, Maple Shade, N.J., died Oct. 29. Spouse: Paula Clark. Parents: Robert (deceased), Murry (stepfather) and Lorraine Clark Cohen. Other survivor: brother Rickie Clark. Funeral: Nov. 2 at Thomas Mills, Pa.

Gerber.- Willis, 88, Dalton, Ohio, died Oct. 30. Spouse: Selma Sommer Gerber. Parents: Jacob and Linda Sommer Gerber (deceased). Other survivors: children Harold, Don, Joanne, Robert; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 2 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Gingrich.- Keith, 57, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 11 of cancer. Spouse: Elizabeth Baines Gingrich. Parents: Willard and Olive Graybill Gingrich. Other survivors: children Jennifer, Julia, Jonathan, Jeffrey. Funeral: Nov. 14 at Waterford Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Groff.- Mary Reeser, 87, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 3. Spouse: Martin Groff. Parents: Martin and Rachel Reeser (deceased). Other survivors: children Kenneth, Gloria Crowley; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7 at Old Road Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa.

Horsch.- Edna Springer, 88, Hopedale, III., died Nov. 10. Spouse: Ervin Horsch (deceased). Parents: John and Anna Birkey Springer (deceased). Survivors: children Robert, Loretta Bohlen, Janice Litwiller; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 13 at Hopedale (Ill.) Mennonite Church.

Jutzi.- Sidney, 78, Tavistock, Ont., died Oct. 31. Spouse: Viola Jutzi. Survivors: children Carolyn Ramseyer, Brian, Jim, Brenda Porter, Ross; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Cassel Mennonite Church, Tavistock.

Kanagy.- Alvin, 71, Dayton, Va, died Nov. 6 of cancer. Spouse: Annie Yoder Kanagy. Parents: Jacob and Sallie Kanagy (deceased). Other survivors: children Julia Hales, Pauline Layman, Sharon Heatwole, Arlen, David, Jon, Paul, Phil; 10 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Memorial service: Nov. 9 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va.

Keim.- Leanna Yoder, 62, Harrisonburg, Va., died Oct. 19 of cancer. Spouse: Albert Keim. Parents: Melvin and Luella Yoder (deceased). Other survivors: daughter Melody Keim-Shenk; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 23 at Park View Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Kulp.- Mary Ellen, 91, Harleysville, Pa., died Nov. 19. Parents: Abram and Annie Halteman Kulp (deceased). Funeral: Nov. 22 at Peter Becker Community Chapel, Harleysville.

Layman.- Frances Swartz, 88, Harrisonburg, Va., died Nov. 6. Spouse: Earl Layman. Parents: Gabriel and Fannie Rhodes Swartz (deceased). Other survivors: son Neal; two grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 8 at Weavers Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg.

Lebron.- Patricia Ann Dunkle, 54, Newport News, Va., died Sept. 26. Spouse: Ramon Lebron. Parents: Blaine (deceased) and Edna Mason Dunkle. Other survivors: children Richard, Rodney, Ryan. Funeral: Sept. 30 at Warwick River Mennonite Church, Newport News.

Martin.- Abel, 74, New Holland, Pa., died Oct. 31. Spouses: Fay Frankhouser (deceased), Dorothy Weaver Martin. Parents: Jonas and Maria Martin (deceased). Survivors: children Janice Hurst, Karen Miller, Larry, Dennis; stepchildren Sharon Colon, Norma Musser, Iris Zeiset, Earla Nolt, James Zimmerman; 11 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 4 at New Holland (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Martin.- Carl Phillip, 44, New Paris, Ind., died Oct. 12. Spouse: Charlotte Martin. Parents: Eli (deceased) and Dorothy Martin. Other survivors: children Ryan, Nathan, Katelyn, Cory. Funeral: Oct. 16 at North Main Street Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind.

May.- Goldie Dove, 85, Broadway,Va., died Oct. 24. Parents: Joseph and Zerna Dove Dove (deceased). Survivors: son Gerald; two grandchildren. Funeral: Oct. 27 at Broadway.

Rupp.- Carl Jr., 35, Landisville, Pa., died Nov. 10 from a brain tumor. Spouse: Patti Rupp. Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rupp. Other survivor: son Aaron. Funeral: Nov. 14 at Landisville (Pa.) Church of God.

Shank.- Lauren, 92, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 8. Spouse: Dorothy Smith Shank. Parents: David and Cora Metzler Shank (deceased). Other survivors: children Joan, Susan, Richard, James; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 11 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Slabach.- Paul, 37, Lyndhurst, Va., died Oct. 27 in an automobile accident. Spouse: Regina Frey Slabach. Parents: Orpha Hilty (deceased) and Monroe Slabach. Other survivors: children Ryan, Kendal, Stephanie. Funeral: Oct. 31 at Mountain View Mennonite Church, Lyndhurst.

Snyder.- Beatrice Miller, 90, Baden, Ont., died Sept. 25. Spouse: Delton Snyder (deceased). Parents: David and Lydia Bast Miller (deceased). Other survivors: children Betty Yantzi, Myrtle; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 27 at Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden.

Stone.- James Edward, 71, Denver, died Nov. 4. Spouse: Virginia Stone. Parents: Frank and Edna Stone (deceased). Other survivors: children Kristine Fabrello, Charles; four grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 7 at Glennon Heights Mennonite Church, Lakewood, Colo.

Swartzendruber.- Sara Kay, 11, Lakewood, Colo., died Nov. 13 from head injuries in an automobile accident. Parents: David and Kay Swartzendruber. Other survivor: brother, Cody. Funeral: Nov. 17 at Green Mountain Presbyterian Church, Lakewood.

Unternahrer.- Joseph, 88, Cairo, Neb., died Oct. 27 of heart failure. Spouse: Kathrine Gascho Unternahrer. Parents: Joseph and Magdelina Unternahrer (deceased). Funeral: Oct. 30 at Wood River (Neb.) Mennonite Church.

Weaver.- Algie, 91, Windber, Pa, died Sept. 13. Parents: L.H. and Emma Weaver (deceased). Memorial service: Oct. 10 at Stahl Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa.

Wyse.- Lawrence, 75, Fairview, Mich., died Nov. 15 of cancer. Spouse: Mary Detweiler Wyse. Parents: Albert and Abbie Wyse (deceased). Other survivors: children Dwight, Louise Morrison, Pat Falk, Dexter, Dennis, Duane, Judy Kauffman, Donavon; 30 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 18 at Fairview (Mich.) Mennonite Church.

Yutzy.- Emma Miller, 88, South Hutchinson, Kan., died Oct.31 of cancer. Spouse: Edward Yutzy (deceased). Parents: Abraham and Susie Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Lloyd, Clayton, Gladys Meadows, Estella Headings, Wilma Leahy, Thelma Kauffman, Viola Unruh; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Yoder (Kan.) Mennonite Church.

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theMennonite, December 15, 1998, page 13, Vol. 1, No. 40.

Godshall.- Enos, 96, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 21. Spouse: Elizabeth Wambold Godshall (deceased). Parents: Enos and Barbara Booz Godshall (deceased). Other survivors: children Richard, Robert, Merrill; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24 at Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Kaiser.- Darlene, 48, Comins, Mich., died Oct. 30 of a cerebral aneurysm. Spouse: John Kaiser (deceased). Survivor: daughter Josephine. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Mio, Mich.

Kauffman.- Nona Miller, 100, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 16. Spouse: Amsa Kauffman (deceased). Parents: Gideon and Lydia Kenagy Miller (deceased). Other survivors: children Miriam Byler, Naomi Lederach, Judy Kennel; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Kuhns.- Joe, 76, Plain City, Ohio, died Nov. 19. Spouse: Ada Gingerich Kuhns. Parents: Monroe and Fannie Miller Kuhns (deceased). Other survivors: children Ramona Detweiler, Veronica Johnson, Anthony Joe, Lisa Minshall; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.

Stayrook.- Joseph, 85, Belleville, Pa., died Nov. 18 of leukemia. Spouse: Mildred Harshbarger Stayrook. Parents: Reuben and Arie Yoder Stayrook (deceased). Other survivors: children Cynthia Taylor, Robert, Sharon Weaver, Sandra Confer; seven grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville.

Stoltzfus.- Cletus, 59, Englewood, Colo., died Nov. 19 of heart failure. Spouse: Connie Hershberger Stoltzfus. Parents: Alvin and Magdalene Yoder Stoltzfus. Other survivors: children Lori Beckman, Vicki Scarboro; one grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 23 at First Mennonite Church, Denver.

Troester.- Frank, 76, Surf City, N.J., died Nov. 16. Spouse: Alice Troester. Parents: Max Bruno and Luisa Schulyer Troester (deceased). Other survivors: children Frank, Gary, Sandra Blauch, Connie Bishop; stepchildren Emily and Donald Johnson, Peter and Candace Silverman; six grandchildren; three step-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 19 at Doylestown (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Wyse.- Brittany Nicole, 14, Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 16 of injuries received in a van and tractor accident. Parents: Scott and Carla Wyse. Other survivors: sister Danielle. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Wyse.- Michael Taylor, 9, Fayette, Ohio, died Nov. 16 of injuries received in a van and tractor accident. Parents: Scott and Carla Wyse. Other survivors: sister, Danielle. Funeral: Nov. 21 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

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Amstutz.- Delphine Maude Berg, 83, Walnut Creek, Ohio, died Nov. 23. Spouse: Ira Amstutz (deceased). Parents: Phillip and Rosena Moser Berg (deceased). Survivors: children Robert Klopfenstein Rose Marie Biddier, Rhoda Imhoff, Gloria Landes, Glenn, Donna Johnson, Elliot; 17 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 27 at Kidron (Ohio) Mennonite Church.

Bowman.- Viola Berkey, 97, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 10. Spouse: Elmer Bowman (deceased). Parents: Milo and Salina Yoder Berkey (deceased). Survivors: children Doris Yoder, Anna; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 13 at Goshen.

Breneman.- Earl, 79, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 24. Spouse: Elizabeth Landis Breneman. Parents: Charles and Flora Eshelman Breneman (deceased). Other survivors: children Doris Jean Meehan, Donald, Joanne Showalter; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild; one foster great-granddaughter. Memorial service: Nov. 28 at New Danville Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

Gingerich.- Eli, 70, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 20. Spouse: Rosalee Schrock Gingerich. Parents: Lando and Verna Hershberger Gingerich (deceased). Other survivors: children LuAnn Stampfler, Eric, Kevin, Steven; 12 grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 23 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Hunsecker.- Harold, 81, Chambersburg, Pa., died Nov. 28. Spouse: Alice Hunsecker. Other survivors: children Clair, Carolyn Durst; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 1 at Chambersburg (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Hunsicker.- Paul, 92, Sellersville, Pa., died Nov. 25 of metastic lung cancer. Spouse: Helen Plank Hunsicker (deceased). Parents: Leidy and Della Moyer Hunsicker (deceased). Survivors: children Shirley Rose, Alice Smith; five grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Blooming Glen (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

Kremer.- Anna McWilliams, 99, Milford, Neb., died Dec. 1. Spouse: Amos Kremer (deceased). Parents: Charles and Anna McWilliams Kremer (deceased). Survivors: stepchildren Clyde, Hazel Stutzman, Margie Springer; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Lincoln, Neb.

Martin.- Minerva Hoffman, 81, Elmira, Ont., died Nov. 20 of a stroke. Spouse: Onias Martin. Parents: Daniel and Maryann Bauman Hoffman (deceased). Other survivors: children Gordon Scheifele, Willard Scheifele, Joy Scheifele, Pearl Jutzi; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at St. Jacobs, Ont.

McGallicher.- Lydia Auker, 86, Akron, Pa., died Nov. 27. Spouse: Melvin McGallicher (deceased). Parents: Aaron and Lizzie Gehman Auker (deceased). Survivors: children Elvin, Marvin, Kathryn Nolt, Grace; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Ephrata (Pa.) Mennonite Church.

McKinney.- Norvell, 81, Cartersville, Va., died Oct. 15 of cancer. Spouse: Auldine Ball McKinney. Parents: Joseph and Malinda McKinney (deceased). Other survivors: children Zane, Ofa Johnson; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchldren. Funeral: Oct. 17 at Powhatan.Va.

Miller.- Ada Frye, 78, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 28 of congestive heart failure. Spouse: Ervin Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Joyce Haarer, Shirley Neumann, Larry, Stanley, Terry; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Funeral: Dec. 1 at Goshen.

Risser.- Leah, 93, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 9. Parents: Aaron and Laura Horst Risser (deceased). Funeral: Nov. 13 at Lancaster.

Ruhl.- Esther, 86, Mount Joy, Pa., died Nov. 23. Spouse: Arthur Ruhl (deceased). Parents: Monroe and Ida Mae Witmer Ebersole (deceased). Survivors: children Joann Wetzel, Gerald; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 27 at Mount Joy.

Smith.- Willard, 98, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 17. Spouse: Verna Graber Smith (deceased). Parents: John and Katie Smith Smith (deceased). Funeral: Nov. 21 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

Stover.- Elizabeth, 84, Palmyra, Pa., died Nov. 16. Parents: Henry and Leah Stover (deceased). Memorial service: Nov. 21 at Palmyra.

Swartzendruber.- Lloyd, 78, Fairview, Mich., died Nov. 22. Spouse: Helen Wertz Swartzendruber. Parents: Daniel and Mary Swartzendruber (deceased). Other survivors: children Jane Mast, Lloyd, Beth Miller; six grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 25 at Fairview (Mich.) Mennonite Church.

Troyer.- Ethel Cordelle Yoder, 84,Wellman, Iowa, died Nov. 21. Spouse: Raymon Troyer. Parents: Emery and Anna Schlatter Yoder (deceased). Other survivors: children Janet Keim, Gene, David, Gilbert, Dale; eight grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 24 at East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa.

Yoder.- Katie Miller, 91, Haven, Kan. died Nov. 25 of a stroke. Spouse: Rueben Yoder (deceased). Parents: Abraham and Susie Miller (deceased). Survivors: children Harold, Erma Seal, Norman; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 30 at Yoder Mennonite Church, Haven.

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theMennonite, December 29, 1998, page 17, Vol. 1, No. 42.

Gross.- Ernest, 95, Sugarcreek, Ohio, died Nov. 29. Spouse: Josephine Gross (deceased). Survivors: children Patricia Whitmore, Bruce, Anita; two grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 2 at First Mennonite Church, Sugarcreek.

Ross.- Oliver, 85, Souderton, Pa., died Dec. 4 of myocardial infarction. Spouse: Stella Ross. Other survivors: children Dona, Dorothy Smith, Jeany Pontrelli, Jolene, Kenneth, Robert; 22 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 9 at Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, Pa.

Roth.- Norma Schweitzer, 88, Wauseon, Ohio, died Dec. 3. Spouse: Reuben Roth (deceased). Parents: Christian and Nancy Jauzi Schweitzer (deceased). Survivors: children Edward, Nancy Smith; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, Ohio.

Ruth.- Paul, 93, Souderton, Pa., died Nov. 29. Spouse: Naomi Ruth. Other survivors: children Cleta Reinford, Eleanor, Walton, Vernon, Leonard; 15 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 3 at Salford Mennonite Church, Harleysville, Pa.

Sebes.- Stella Stambaugh, 85, Hanston, Kan., died Nov. 27. Spouse: Edward Sebes. Other survivors: children Donald, Dennis; four grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 1 at Hanston Mennonite Church.

Smith.- Anna Mary, 67, Manheim, Pa., died Oct. 29 of cancer. Spouse: Charles Smith. Parents: Samuel and Nora Hursh (deceased). Other survivors: children Deborah, Dolores Walker, Dawn Dalbow, Diane, Dean, Deron; six grandchildren. Memorial service: Nov. 2 at Hernley Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Snavely.- Alvin, 87, Manheim, Pa., died Oct. 29. Spouse: Martha Myers Snavely (deceased). Parents: Menno and Barbara Snavely (deceased). Survivors: children Geraldine Hershey, Eugene, Elwood; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 3 at Hernley Mennonite Church, Manheim.

Stauffer.- Grace Stehman, 95, Lititz, Pa., died Dec. 2. Spouse: Norman Stauffer (deceased). Parents: Phares and Lizzie Charles Stehman (deceased). Survivors: children Arlene Longenecker, Lois Nissley, Harold; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 5 at Lititz.

Store.- Magdalene Streicher, 93, Tavistock, Ont., died Nov. of cancer. Spouse: Aaron Stere (deceased). Survivors: children Elsie Lueld, Gerald, Mary Zehr, Gordon, Linda Huber; 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Funeral: Nov. 12 at Tavistock.

Stutzman.- Mary Slabaugh, 90, Goshen, Ind., died Nov. 25. Spouse: Edward Stutzman (deceased). Parents: Andrew and Katie Yoder Slabaugh (deceased). Survivors: children Velma Miller, Catherine Bender; 11 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild. Funeral: First Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind.

Troyer.- Fannie Kuhns, 81, Plain City, Ohio, died Dec. 4 of respiratory failure. Spouse: Dan Troyer (deceased). Parents: Abraham and Suzanne Kuhns (deceased). Survivors: children William, Edna Klenz, David, John, Floyd, Richard, Philip, Sharon Perry, Roger; 23 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Dec. 7 at Sharon Mennonite Church, Plain City.

Warfel.- Maynard, 92, Lancaster, Pa., died Nov. 27. Spouse: Ida Eshleman Warfel (deceased). Parents: Maynard and Fannie Huber Warfel (deceased). Survivors: children Jay, Grace Harnish, Miriam Noll; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Memorial service: Dec. 1 at New Danville Mennonite Church, Lancaster.

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