The Mennonite - May, 1998

"for the record" - Deaths:

theMennonite, May 5, 1998, pages 12-13, Vol. 1, No. 11.

Andres. Joanna Sudermann, 94, Hesston, Kan., died March 31. Survivors: children Amy Reed, James; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: April 6 at Newton, Kan., by Verney Unruh, Rusty Bonham and Mary Dyck.

Beiler. Elam B., 89, Gordonville, Pa., died March 18. Survivors: children Melvin, Melba King, Mildred, Joan Smoker, Marcia Yoder; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Burial: March 21 at Atglen, Pa., by Ray Lapp and Herman Glick.

Bishop.- Catherine Detweiler, 85, Souderton, Pa., died March 28 of congestive heart, respiratory and renal failure. Survivors: husband, Claude; stepchildren Marilyn Godshall, LaMar, Bruce; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren. Burial: April 1 at Blooming Glen, Pa., by Truman Brunk, David Stevens and Benjamin Stutzman.

Ebersole.- Sara Rose, infant, Harrisonburg,Va., died March 28. Survivors: parents, Lee and Connie Ebersole. Burial: April 1 at Harrisonburg by John Kiblinger and Marian Buckwalter.

Garber.- Christina Miller, 92, Hesston, Kans., died March 21. Survivors: children Rebecca Petersheim, Duane, Willa Nafziger, Frances Ewy, Roma Schmidt, Christina Bachman; 23 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Burial: March 27 at Hesston by Wesley Jantz, Ann Showalter and Ritch Hochstetler.

Greenawalt.- Dana G., 89, Goshen, Ind. Survivors: children Carol Bushong, Ted; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Burial: March 16 at Topeka, Ind., by Lloyd R. Miller.

Grove.- Fannie R., 92, Elizabethtown, Pa., died March 29. Survivors: daughter, Marian Wenger; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. Burial: March 31 at Elizabethtown by Fred Garber and Martin Nolt.

Jantz.- Frank, 89, Wichita, Kan., died March 23. Survivors: children Ronald, James, Gary; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: March 26 at Hillsboro, Kan., by Donald Steelberg.

Kniss.- Edna "Elizabeth," 93, Harrisonburg,Va., died March 25. Survivors: children Paul, Mark, David, Esther Augsburger; 11 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren. Burial: March 28 at Harrisonburg by Myron Augsburger, Richard Early, Phil Kniss, Daniel Smucker and John Kiblinger.

Kropf.- Milo, 65, Sterling, Ill., died March 25. Survivors: wife, Betty; children Sally Landis, Jeanette Boettner, Sandra Lund, Ann Kurtz, Rita Miller, Dale, Merlin, Noland; 22 grandchildren. Burial: March 28 at Sterling by Marlin Thomas.

Masingila.- Daniel Mambo, 5, Woodburn, Ore., died March 8 of a massive seizure. Survivors: parents, Stephen and Mary Masingila. Burial: March 12 at Hubbard, Ore., by Jon Yoder and Lynn Olson.

Miller.- Lawrence, 87, Kalona, Iowa, died March 26. Survivors: children Gary, Carolyn Walter; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial: March 30 at Kalona by Scott Swartzendruber and Mick Murray.

Moshier.- Veronica "Fannie" Gingerich, 93, Lititz, Pa., died March 6 of congestive heart failure. Survivors: children Elton, Arnold, Edwin; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Burial: March 9 at Bart, Pa., by Don Good, Bonnie Stutzman and Marlin Nafziger.

Sawatzky.- Edna Funk, 86, Wichita, Kan., died April 6. Survivors: daughter, Gaila Marten; two grandchildren. Burial: April 10 at Wichita by Donald Steelberg.

Showalter.- Richard L, 78, Chino Valley, Ariz., died March 14. Survivors: wife, Genevieve; children Nancy Redding, Rebecca Hynds, Miriam Phillips, Lois Sperry, Ruth Robinson, Benjamin, David; 11 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial: March 18 at Chino Valley by Len Redding.

Steury.- Lewis, 70, Spencerville, Ind., died March 29. Survivors: wife, Malinda; children Pauline Zook, Melvin, Ed, Leon, Linda Ruckman, Diane Smith; 16 grandchildren. Burial: April 1 at Grabill, Ind., by Douglas Zehr and Don Delagrange.

Stutzman.- Ethel Marie Rediger, 83, Albany, Ore., died Feb. 17 of cancer. Survivors: children Elden, William, Ivan, Duane, Les; 13 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; Burial: Feb. 20 at Albany by Al Burkey.

Swope.- Sem W., 90, Harrisonburg, Va., died March 28. Survivors: wife, Ruby; children Galen, Nelson, Edwin, John, Twila Showalter, Erma Blosser, Belinda Oplander; 18 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren. Burial: March 31 at Harrisonburg by Joe Shenk, Edith Shenk and Dan Longenecker.

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theMennonite, May 12, 1998, pages 13-14, Vol. 1, No. 12.

Blough.- Paul, 83, Wooster, Ohio, died March 26. Survivors: wife, Audra; son, John; two grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Burial: March 30 at Wooster by Norma Duerksen.

Dyck.- Frank Maynard., 75, Moundridge, Kan., died April 6. Survivor: wife, Helen. Burial: April 8 at Moundridge by Tim Kliewer.

Erb.- Roy B., 80, Lancaster, Pa., died March 25. Survivors: wife, F. Ruth; children Ruth Martin, Miriam Allen, John, James; 14 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial: March 28 at Lancaster by Tom Horst and Ernest Hess.

Krady.- H. Martin, 96, Salunga, Pa., died April 6. Survivors: children John, Jay, Wilmer, Robert; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. Burial: April 9 at Manheim, Pa., by Sam Thomas.

Kulp.- Harold D., 74, Sellersville, Pa., died April 2 of injuries in an auto accident. Survivors: wife, Gladys; children John, Joel, Philip, Julia Leazenby, Rebecca Clemens; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: April 7 at Hatfield, Pa., by Michael Meneses and Hubert Schwartzentruber.

Kurtz.- Anna Hershey, 94, Kinzers, Pa., died March 25 of a heart attack. Survivors: children Hershey, Willis, Esther Mann; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: March 28 at Kinzers by Richard Buckwalter.

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theMennonite, May 19, 1998, pages 20-21, Vol. 1, No. 13.

Aeschliman.- Ora C., 74, Archbold, Ohio, died April 9. Survivors: children Mike, Jane Konold, Jan Roth; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: April 13 at Pettisville, Ohio, by Dee Swartz and Ron Guengerich.

Bachman.- Mattie, 95, Eureka, Ill., died April 14. Survivors: children Russel, Ruth Gross, Minerva Reeb, Orpha Schertz; stepchildren Eileen Schertz, Richard, John Jr., Paul, Allan; 11 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; 22 step-grandchildren; 47 step-great-grandchildren; seven step-great-great-grandchildren. Burial: April 17 at Eureka by Robert Nolt.

Bontrager.- Viola Albrecht, 92, Sarasota, Fla., died April 14. Survivors: husband, Chris; children Jean Bender, G. Edwin, Dennis; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Burial: April 17 at Sarasota by Barry Loop.

Cressman.- Ruth Brubacher, 70, Cambridge, Ont., died Feb. 22. Survivors: husband, Willis; children Del, Weyburn, Don, John; six grandchildren. Burial: Feb. 25 at Bloomingdale, Ont., by Fred Lichti, Amzie Brubacher and Phyllis Tribby.

Dietzel.- Mary Bechler, 82, Sarasota, Fla., died April 10. Survivors: son, Daniel; two grandchildren. Burial: April 17 at Lancaster, Pa., by LeRoy Bechler.

Eash.- Raymond H., 84, Sarasota, Fla., died March 26 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Amanda; children Ernie, Earlin, Bonnie Roderick; stepchildren Mary Jane Raber, Dorothy Schrock, Ronnie Yoder; 10 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren. Burial: March 30 at Middlebury, Ind., by Sam Troyer and Henry Schrock Jr.

Godshall.- Karl W., 44, Charlottesville, Va., died March 30 of heart failure. Survivors: wife, Betty; children Amy, Timothy; parents, Ernest and Martha Godshall. Burial: April 2 at Hampton, Va., by Karl Bowden.

Hefner.- Vietta Nafziger, 81, Hopedale, Ill., died March 27. Survivor: husband, Joseph. Burial: April 1 at Hopedale by James Smith and Michael Knowles.

Hook.- Esther Margaretha Holrichter, 87, Hesston, Kan., died April 19. Survivors: child, Arlis; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: April 22 at Hesston by Cheryl Hershberger and Mary Dyck.

Keener.- Lydia Fannie, 75, Hagerstown, Md., died April 16 of cancer. Burial: April 20 at Hagerstown by Emanuel Martin and Nelson Martin.

Kling.- Elsie Marzolf, 100, Archbold, Ohio, died April 14 of congestive heart failure. Survivors: children Arlene Nelson, Marjorie Taylor, Harwood, Harold, Arith Brandeberry; 20 grandchildren; 35 great-grandchildren; 26 great-great-grandchildren. Burial: April 18 at Wauseon, Ohio, by Randy Nafziger.

Reimer.- Earl, 77, Reedley, Calif, died April 13. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; children, Paul, Carol; four grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren. Burial: April 20, at Reedley by Kenneth Seitz.

Sangrey.- J. Clayton, 89, Lititz, Pa., died March 19. Survivors: children Evelyn Hess, Gladys Martin; 11 grandchildren; 26 great-grandchildren. Burial: March 22 at Lititz by Donald Good, Dennis Ernest and Robert Petersheim.

Smith.- Eileen E.Ackerman, 78, Washington, Ill., died April 9. Survivors: children Janet Wind, Vernon, Elaine Row, Lonnie; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren. Burial: April 14 at Washington by Verle Brubaker.

Stutzman.- Chester, 78, Milford, Neb., died April 16. Survivors: wife, Dorthy; children Hope Calmer, Bret; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Burial: April 20 at Milford by Robert Troyer.

Troyer.- Raymond J., 67, Middlebury, Ind., died March 12 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Elizabeth; children Melody Wegener, Jon, Tina Frye; stepchildren Linda Bontrager, Wilbur Mast, Susan Mast; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; mother, Catherine Troyer. Burial: March 15 at Middlebury by Linford Martin and Jeff Kauffman.

Wade.- John, 72, Cleveland, died April 18. Survivors: wife, Clara; son, Bruce; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. Burial: April 23 at Cleveland by Robin Miller.

Weber.- Joan, 46, Waterloo, Ont., died March 20 of cancer. Survivors: parents, George and Vera Weber. Burial: March 23 at Baden, Ont., by Glyn Jones.

Yoder.- Henry M., 84, Kalona, Iowa, died April 17. Survivors: wife, Kathryn; children Eileen Gooch, Mary Grimm, Corrine Walker, Merle, Loran, Kent; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: April 20 at Kalona by Noah Helmuth and Jay Miiller.

Yoder.- Mylin E., 64, Middlebury, Ind., died March 13 of pulmonary embolism. Survivors: wife, Marlene; children Yvonne Buller, Janelle Miller, Jeremy; two grandchildren. Burial: March 17 at Topeka, Ind., by Linford Martin and Jeff Kauffman.

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theMennonite, May 26, 1998, pages 12-13, Vol. 1, No. 14.

Bartel.- Rosina Gaeddert, 101, North Newton, Kan., died March 25. Survivors: children Ruth Ann Giggy, Melvin, Thelma, Lewis; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. Burial: March 28 by Darrell Fast and Norma Johnson.

Carter.- Lawrence E., 81, Waynesboro, Va., died April 9. Survivors: wife, Mary; children Linda Miller, Paul; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Burial: April 11 at Waynesboro by Stanlee Kauffman and Charles Ramsey.

Crilow.- Earl, 78, Millersburg, Ohio, died May 1. Survivors: wife, Maxine; children Richard, Roger, Rita Hummel, Bob, Lynn; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: May 3 at Millersburg by Carl Wiebe and Chris Mast.

Ehrisman.- Anna Miller, 90, Beemer, Neb., died April 27. Survivors: children Don, Roy; four grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: April 30 at Beemer by Roger Hazen.

Epp.- Isaac P., 92, Henderson, Neb., died April 25. Survivors: children Alda Reimer, Leona Capps, Freda Edelman, Philip; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Burial: April 27 at Henderson by John Yoder-Schrock.

Forrer.- David, 83, Orrville, Ohio, died April 21. Survivors: wife, Dorothy; children David, Darrell, Dennis, Cheryl Phillips; six grandchildren. Burial: April 23 at Orrville by John and Barbara Lehman.

Geomans.- Ora "Peggy," 73, Albany, Ore., died April 20. Survivors: husband, George; son, Ross; four grandchildren. Burial: April 21 at Marion, Ore., by Lynn Miller.

Hochstetler.- Nettie Gingerich, 74, Apple Creek, Ohio, died April 19. Survivors: husband, Harvey; children Roy, Elsie Zuercher, Ken, Ron; six grandchildren. Burial: April 22 at Kidron, Ohio, by Terry Shue and Herman Myers.

Kennel.- Matilda Cropp*, 104, Albany, Ore., died April 16. Survivors: children Walter, Violet, Vera Lee, Esther Jones, Wilbur, Pete, Doris Delp, Laverne Nofziger, Ruth Nisly, Delmar; 25 grandchildren; 40 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. Burial: April 20 at Albany by Lynn Miller.
*Note from Mona Mann: Maiden name is Ropp - see Isaac Kennel Dec. 17, 1974. There should be a comma after Vera, Lee is a son (Leon). One son, Omer, omitted. Predeceased by husband, Isaac and son, Gareld - Sep 8, 1992.

Miller.- Esta Marie Stutzman, 87, Albany, Ore., died April 20. Survivors: children Eldon, Richard, William, Marilyn Smucker, Ruth Yoder, Arla Neuschwander; 19 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren. Burial: April 24 at Albany by John Willems and Al Tschiegg.

Overholt.- Clarence D., 83, West Liberty, Ohio, died April 19. Survivors: wife, Mabel; children Fred, John, Galen, Irene Kauffman, Lois, Ann Mellott, Emily; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Burial: April 23 at West Liberty by Larry Augsburger, Eldon King and Wes Yoder.

Richard.- Carl, 89, Aberdeen, Idaho, died April 26. Survivors: wife, Pauline; children Margaret Ann Wahlen, Ralph; three grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. Burial: April 29 at Aberdeen by Monty Ledford.

Sauder.- Carl S., 78, New Holland, Pa., died April 25. Survivors: wife, Sarah; sons John, Eric; stepsons Steven Hess, Ned Hess, Ben Hess; stepdaughters Margaret Zimmerman, Lisbeth Hess, Nancy Husband, Jan Howell; nine grandchildren; 19 step-grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two step-great-grandchildren. Burial: April 29 at New Holland by Frank Shirk.

Sell.- Clare H., 85, Salunga, Pa., died April 27. Survivors: husband, Menno; children Harlan, Glen, Ivan, Lois, Mary Bourne; 14 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Burial: April 30 at Doylestown, Pa., by Larry Bergey.

Showalter.- Martha Susan, 80, Broadway, Va., died May 7. Burial: May 10 at Broadway by Randall Shull and Myron Augsburger.

Stevens.- Howard, 87, Aberdeen, Idaho, died April 11 of a heart attack. Survivors: children Mary Leisy, Elizabeth Dahlstrom; four grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Burial: April 15 at Aberdeen by Monty Ledford.

Stutzman.- John, 78, Wisner, Neb., died April 17. Survivors: children Roy, Mary Ruhe; one grandchild. Burial: April 20 at Beemer, Neb., by Roger Hazen.

Sumpter.- James E., 60, Springs, Pa., died April 11 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Marian; children James, Joseph, Tami Adams, Nancy Hogan, Valerie Barren, Kimberly Conway; 14 grandchildren. Cremated. Memorial service: April 13 by Steven Heatwole.

Widmer.- Willard, 69, Washington, Iowa, died April 23 of cancer. Survivors: wife, Phyllis; children Tamera Erb, Theresa; three grandchildren. Body donated for medical research.

Yordy-Litwiller.- Ada M., 86, Delavan, Ill., died April 21. Survivors: children Arlene Sutter, Phyllis, Margaret Mast, Mary Stalter, Paul; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Burial: April 25 at Hopedale, Ill., by Michael Knowles.

Weaver.- Paul E. Jr., 55, Akron, Pa., died April 30 of a pulmonary blood clot. Survivors: children Ann Lau, Leigh, Zachary; two grandchildren; parent, Ada. Burial: May 5 at Lititz, Pa., by Urbane Peachey and Dawn Yoder Harms.

Yates.- Helen Marie King, 79, Harrisonburg, Va., died May 1. Burial: May 5 at Dublin, Va., by Howard Miller and J. Otis Yoder.

Yoder.- Danielle Lydia, infant, Shipshewana, Ind., died April 3. Survivors: parents, Marlin and Helen Yoder. Burial: April 5 at Shipshewana by John Murray.

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