Gospel Herald Obituaries - October, 1994

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Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 39 - October 4, 1994


Cutchall, Gerald L., 65. Born: Dec. 22, 1928, McConnellsburg, Pa., to Jack and Pauline Eader Cutchall. Died: Sept. 5, 1994, of cancer. Survivors-daughter: Lori Ann Kenote; brother and sister: Melvin, Carolyn Rowe; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Helga C. Cutchall (wife). Funeral: Sept. 10, Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, by Nelson L. Martin and Robert Cahill. Burial: Parklawns Memorial Gardens, Chambersburg, Pa.

Eichelberger, Katie R. Graber, 98. Born: Jan. 4, 1896, Wayland, Iowa, to John and Josephine Roth Graber. Died: Aug. 21, 1994, Wayland, Iowa. Survivors-children: Alie, Calvin, Orrin, Alice Martin, Aldine Wyse, Donna Horst, Anita Swartzendruber; siblings: Alvin Graber, Leah Bachman, Evelyn Graber, Stella Boshart, Lavina Freyenberger; 24 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: William Eichelberger (husband). Congregational membership: Sugar Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Aug. 24, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Reuben Chupp and Roger Farmer.

Hess, Mervin M., 81, East Petersburg, Pa. Born: Sept. 3, 1913, Conestoga, Pa., to John R. and Mary Graver Hess. Died: Sept. 5, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-wife: Ella K. Good Hess; children: Mervin G., J. Daniel, J. Harold, Kenneth, Erma Brunk; brothers and sisters: John, Ervin, Barbara Eby, Hattie Engle; 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 10, Landisville Mennonite Church, by Sam Thomas and George R. Brunk III. Burial: Salunga Mennonite Cemetery.

Oswald, Ruby Fern Mast, 81, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Feb. 9, 1913, Harper, Kan., to Samuel F. and Nora Burkey Mast. Died: June 26, 1994, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors-husband: Levi E. Oswald; sons: Lowell, Harold, Gary, Robert. Funeral and burial: June 29, Smithville Mennonite Church, by Glen Steiner and Herman Myers.

Swartz, Alvin, 81, Turner, Mich. Born: June 16, 1913, Santiago, Mich., to Joseph and Sarah Jantzi Swartz. Died: Aug. 28, 1994, Turner, Mich., of congestive heart failure. Survivors-wife: Eula Rogers Swartz; children: Sherrill Glick, Colleen Heatwole, Glenda Knepp, Sue Herr, Philip, Enid; brothers and sisters: Orbie, David, Joe, Raymond, Katie Snider, Drucilla Miller, Violet Fritz; 15 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 31, Riverside Mennonite Church, by Elmer Jantzi, Willard Mayer, David Showalter, Lyle Swartz, and Oakley Turner. Burial: Sims-Whitney Cemetery. He was ordained a minister and bishop in the Conservative Mennonite Conference and pastored Turner's Creek Mennonite Church, Talbert, Ky., and Riverside Mennonite Church, Tumer, Mich.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 40 - October 11, 1994


Bechtel, Alma Mary East, 62, Kitchener, Ont. Born: Jan. 10, 1932, Wellesley Twp., Ont., to Dave and Veronica Steinman Bast. Died: May 18, 1994, Kitchener, Ont., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Lester Bechtel; children: Bruce, Cheryl Gerth, Debbie Shapansky, Peter; siblings: Alvin and Mahlon Bast, Susan Bowman, Doris Metzger, Dorothy Rudy; 5 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: May 21, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric Hiebert Rempel and Paul Martin.

Boshart, Dillon Floyd, 77, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Feb. 18, 1917, Wayland, Iowa, to Elmer T. and Martha Nebel Boshart. Died: Sept. 5, 1994, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors- wife: Myndell Wagler Boshart; children: Winifred Wilt, Doris Nelson, Rosalee Lauer, Philip; brother and sister: Dennis, Grace Roth; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Linda (daughter). Funeral and burial: Sept. 7, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Ruben Chupp and Roger Farmer.

Good, Martin S., 89, Manheim, Pa. Born: June 20, 1905, West Donegal Twp., Pa., to Reuben N. and Fannie M. Shearer Good. Died: Sept. 9, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - children: Wilbur S., Elva S. Charles; brothers and sister: Raymond, Paris, Herman, Anna Ebersole; 7 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Stoner Good (wife). Congregational membership: Erisman Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 13, The Mennonite Home, by Norman G. Shenk, Andrew G. Miller, and Eric B. Henderson. Burial: Good Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Horst, H. Blaine, 77, Chambersburg, Pa. Born: June 25, 1917, Chambersburg, Pa., to Harvey B. and Carrie Keefer Horst. Died: Sept. 9, 1994, Chambersburg, Pa., of kidney failure. Survivors-wife: Alice Mae Martin Horst; children: Jere, Joel, Vernon, Virginia Frey; brother and sister: Walter, Rhoda; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; 2 stepgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 12, Chambersburg Mennonite Church, by Preston Frey and Jerry Roth.

Hostetler, Barbara Chupp, 95, Greentown, Ind. Born: April 22, 1899, Goshen, Ind., to Mosses and Susanna Hostetler Chupp. Died: Sept. 5, 1994, Marion, Ind. Survivors-children: Robert, Duane, Victor, Delbert, LeeAnna Fansler, Arlene Rogers; brothers and sisters: Levi, William, and Fannie Chupp, Susie Wyrick; 25 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: John Hostetler (husband). Funeral: Sept. 8, Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, by Lee Miller. Burial: Park Lawn Cemetery.

Kauffman, Katie M. Jones, 84, Middlebury, Ind. Born: May 9, 1910, Hubbard, Ore., to Abraham and Tillie Miller Jones. Died: Aug. 20, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: Ira E. Kauffman; children: Robert, Carol Outman, Ira, Jr., Gordon, DeRoy; brothers and sisters: Howard, Emery, and David Jones, Edna Plank, Mary Anna Reeder; 12 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 24, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth and Ron Adams. Burial: Miller Cemetery.

Nafziger, Edwin, 79, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Sept. 27, 1914, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Mary Sauder Nafziger. Died: Sept. 15, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors-sons: Kenneth, Richard, David, Dean; sister: Cora; 10 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Nola Rupp Nafziger (wife). Funeral: Sept. 19, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer Hartman and Lois Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Northup, Thomas James, Sr., 64, Walsenburg, Colo. Born: Aug. 24, 1930, Colorado Springs, Colo., to Frank, Sr., and Irene Rose Crosson North up. Died: Sept. 1, 1994, Walsenburg, Colo., of cancer. Survivors-wife: Lois Bittler Northup; children: Thomas, Jr., Robert, Laura Bradley; brother and sister: Charles, Ellen Hankins; 8 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral and burial: Sept. 3, Walsenburg Mennonite Church, by Eugene Schultz.

Schiedel, Laura Good, 90, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Oct. 29, 1903, Floradale, Ont. Died: May 22, 1994, Cambridge, Ont. Predeceased by: Allen Schiedel (husband). Funeral and burial: May 26, Wanner Mennonite Church, by Eric Hiebert Rempel.

Schlabach, Edna M. Miller, 84, Middlebury, Ind. Born: March 7, 1910, Middlebury, Ind., to Mose and Lizzie Yoder Miller. Died: Sept. 4, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-husband: Eli Schlabach; children: Louella Miller, Mary Schrock, Ruby Bontreger, Orvan and Delbert Miller; stepson: Glen Schlabach; sister: Susie Fry; 16 grandchildren, 16 greatgrandchildren, one stepgrandson. Predeceased by: Olen V. Miller (first husband). Funeral: Sept. 7, First Mennonite Church, by David Helmuth, Harold Yoder, and Ed Schrock. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Sutter, F. Marie Litwiller, 91, Hopedale, Ill. Born: Nov. 4, 1902, Hopedale, Ill., to Amos and Barbara Naffziger Litwiller. Died: Sept. 7, 1994, Eureka, Ill. Survivors-sons: Lyle, Francis, Gene; brother and sisters: John P. Litwiller, Alma Kauffman, Mabel Zehr, Erma Nafziger; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, one stepgreat-grandchild. Predeceased by: Ervin H. Sutter (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 14, Hopedale Mennonite Church, by H. James Smith.

Ventura, Rick, 42, Chicago, Ill. Born: 1952, Chicago, Ill., to Frank and Corinne Ventura. Died: Aug. 16, 1994, LaGrange, Ill., of complications from a bus accident. Survivors-children: Ryan, Bess; siblings: Tony, Phil, Charles, Jesse Garza. Funeral: Aug. 19, Lombard Mennonite Church, by Robert and Margaret Richer Smith. Burial: Glen Oaks Cemetery.

Wagoner, Ruth Anna-Marie, 7 weeks, Kalispell, Mont. Born: May 25, 1994, Kalispell, Mont., to Steven and Vernetta Kauffman Wagoner . Died: July 13, 1994, Kalispell, Mont., of sudden infant death syndrome. Survivors-parents; sister and brother: Connie, David; grandparents: Jim and Naomi Kauffman, and Joe and Bobbie Wagoner. Funeral: July 16, Mountain View Mennonite Church, by Norman D. Kauffman. Burial: Creston Cemetery.

Yothers, Edna S. Musselman, 82, Telford, Pa. Born: May 13, 1912, Morwood, Pa., to Warren K. and Selvilla Stauffer Musselman. Died: Sept. 12, 1994, Sellersville, Pa., of cancer. Survivors-husband: Henry R. Yothers; children: Arlene Ruth, Kathryn ScWosser, Jean Anders, Blanche Freed, Doris Hunsberger, Betty Clemmer, Kenneth, Ray, Paul, Abram, Robert; brothers and sister: John, Warren, and Henry Musselman, Esther Moyer; 27 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 15, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 41 - October 18, 1994


Bennett, J. Arlie, 76, Newport News, Va. Born: June 20, 1918, Circleville, W.Va., to Walter Lee and Lettie Alice Bennett. Died: Sept. 19, 1994, Newport News, Va., of heart disease. Survivors-children: Robert A., Mabel R. Nelson; brother and sister: Arthur, Lucy Hedrick; 4 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mabel E. Cunningham Bennett (wife). Congregational membership: Providence Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 22, W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, by Ernest M. Godshall. Burial: Peninsula Memorial Park.

Birkey, Vernon Alvia, 79, Manson, Iowa. Born: Jan. 26, 1915, Manson, Iowa, to William and Bertha Zehr Birkey. Died: Sept. 12, 1994, Manson, Iowa. Survivor-wife: Oletha Widmer Birkey. Funeral: Sept. 14, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Bontreger, Manasseh E., 95, Goshen, Ind. Born: April 5, 1899, Mylo, N.D., to Eli and Mattie Miller Bontreger. Died: Sept. 10, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: Esther Horst, Vernon; brothers and sisters: Levi, Edwin, Katie Miller; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 3 greatgreat-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Hochstetler Bontreger (wife). Funeral: Sept. 14, Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Shreiner, Wes Bontreger, and Alpha Miller. Burial: Miller Eight Square Cemetery.

Brennan, Richard L., Sr., 67, York, Pa. Born: Dec. 2, 1926, Gloucester, Mass. Died: Sept. 23, 1994, York, Pa. Survivors-wife: Patricia Ann Brennan; children: Richard L., Jr., Julie Jacksland; 4 grandchildren. Congregational membership: Zion Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 27, Etzweiler Funeral Home, by Warren Tyson and Maynard Ressler. Burial: Mt. Zion Cemetery.

Davidhizar, Bertha M., 88, Wakarusa, Ind. Born: Dec. 16, 1905, St. Joe County, Ind. Died: Sept. 11, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-brothers: Otis, Henry, George. Funeral: Sept. 14, Holdeman Mennonite Church, by David Heusinkveld, Russell Krabill, and James R. Davidhizar. Burial: Olive West Cemetery.

Dise, William W., 81, Schwenksville, Pa. Born: Jan. 16, 1913, Schwenksville, Pa., to Charles K. and Mary Elizabeth Conver Dise. Died: Sept. 14, 1994, Allentown, Pa., of cardiac arrest. Survivor - wife: Mabel Weller Dise. Congregational membership: Spring Mount Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 16, Family Life Worship Center, by J. R. Damiani and Ron Blough. Burial: Eden Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Esh, Harold S., 80, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: Feb. 27, 1914, Allensville, Pa., to Marion and Lydia Zook Esh. Died: Sept. 22, 1994, Bellefontaine, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Lucetta Yoder Esh; children: Lydia King, Joanne Histand, Paul, Ruth, Jean Nafziger, Effie Sullenberger; siblings: John, Joe, Harry, James, and Kathryn Esh, Florence Sharp, Rosella Wyland; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Sept. 26, Oak Grove Mennonite Church, by Joe Esh and Larry Augsburger.

Fry, Albert R., 85, Manheim, Pa. Born: Aug. 21, 1909, Bainbridge, Pa., to John W. and Amanda Good Fry. Died: Sept. 2, 1994, Lancaster, Pa., of congestive heart failure and pneumonia. Survivors-wife: Ruth Erb Fry; children: Verna E. Shertzer, Albert E.; 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 5, The Mennonite Home, by H. Howard Witmer, Robert A. Martin, and Andrew G. Miller. Burial: Erisman Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hershberger, Barbara Anne, 89, Glendale, Ariz. Born: May 31, 1905, Kalona, Iowa, to Ephraim D. and Dorinda Kempf Hershberger. Died: Aug. 4, 1994, Glendale, Ariz. Survivors-siblings: Ralph, Samuel, Edna Gascho Hostetler. Funeral: Aug. 10, Trinity Mennonite Church, Glendale, Ariz., by Peter Wiebe. Funeral and burial: Sept. 24, East Union Mennonite Church, Kalona, Iowa, by Michael Loss and Harold Bauman:

Kaufman, Daniel M., 92, Millersburg, Ohio. Born: July 24, 1902, Holmes County, Ohio, to Moses A. and Bena Raber Kaufman. Died: Sept. 2, 1994, Walnut Creek, Ohio. Survivors-children: Delilah Gingerich, Dean, Gladys Miller, Celesta Zuercher; brother: Malva; 11 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beulah Fern Miller Kaufman (wife). Funeral and burial: Sept. 5, Martins Creek Mennonite Church, by Carl Wiebe.

Kaufman, Lizzie Yutzy, 83, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Dec. 21, 1910, Plain City, Ohio, to Nicholas and Emma Headings Yutzy. Died: Sept. 20, 1994, Hutchinson, Kan., of cancer. Survivors-children: Richard, Mary Troyer, Marilyn Carmen, Fannie Mae Bontrager, Joyce Parcell, Carolyn Hartman; brother and sister: Fred N. Yutzy, Fannie King; 15 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, 2 step-great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Dick Kaufman (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 23, Yoder Mennonite Church, by Dan Kauffman and Peter Hartman.

Lehman, Hilda Mae Gerber, 96, Kidron, Ohio. Born: Sept. 4, 1898, Kidron, Ohio, to Jacob M. and Lina A. Sommers Gerber. Died: Sept. 4, 1994, Kidron, Ohio. Survivors-children: Irene Steiner, Gladys Amstutz, Clifford, Glenn; brothers: Elmer and Willis Gerber; 14 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren, one step-greatgrandchild. Predeceased by: David J. Lehman (husband). Funeral and burial: Sept. 7, Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, by Dennis R. Kuhns.

Liechty, Wesley Paul, 71, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Feb. 11, 1923, Henry County, Ohio, to Joseph C. and Emman Frey Liechty. Died: Sept. 11, 1994, Archbold, Ohio. Survivors- wife: Doris M. Grieser Liechty; children: Ruth Veley, Paul, Joyce Winzeler, Jo Ann Price; siblings: Wayne, Harold, Herman, Russell, Mary Smucker, Lorraine Wyse; 6 grandchildren, 2 stepgreat-grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 13, West Clinton Mennonite Church, by James Roynon and Edward Diener. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Miller, Lawrence R., 81, South Hutchinson, Kan. Born: June 15, 1913, Protection, Kan., to Alfred B. and Lovina Yoder Miller. Died: Sept. 25, 1994, South Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors-children: Marilyn J., Beverly A. Cromwell, Richard L., David M., Alfred P.; sisters: Bernice Bontrager, Louise Headings; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Ruth E. Betts Miller (wife). Congregational membership: South Hutchinson Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 30, Elliott Chapel, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.

Nafziger, Scott Randall, 21, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: June 18, 1973, Goshen, Ind., to Randy and Diane Grieser Nafziger. Died: Sept. 3, 1994, Toledo, Ohio, in an automobile accident. Survivors-parents; sister and brother: Stephanie and Stephan. Congregational membership: Tedrow Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 8, Central Mennonite Church, by Phil Ebersole and John Horning. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Neufeld, John William, 64, Beamsville, Ont. Born: Oct. 3, 1929, to William and Anna Willms Neufeld. Died: Aug. 28, 1994, Vineland, Ont. Survivors-wife: Mimi Penner Neufeld; parents; children: Tim, Christine Epp, Mark, Gary; 11 grandchildren. Congregational membership: First Mennonite Church. Memorial service and burial: Aug. 31, Vineland United Mennonite Church, by Kevin Block and Henry P. Epp.

Peachey, Anna L. Hartzler, 85, Belleville, Pa. Born: Sept. 23, 1909, Belleville, Pa, to Jacob A. and Lydia Almeda Byler Hartzler. Died: Sept. 23, 1994, Lewistown, Pa. Survivors-children: Lois Yoder , James L., Harvey L., Patricia Zook, Loren, Jane Diffenderfer, Jo Anne Kauffman, Helen Yoder; brother and sister: John B. Hartzler, Maude Brenneman; 34 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey L. Peachey, Sr., (husband) and Solomon (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 26, Allensville Mennonite Church, by Philip Barr and Erie Renno.

Schneider, Forrest R., 78, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Nov. 29, 1915, Sharon Center, Iowa, to Frank and Fannie Troyer Schneider. Died: Sept. 22, 1994, Kalona, Iowa. Survivor-wife: Leta Brenneman Schneider. Funeral: Sept. 26, Kalona Mennonite Church, by David Groh, Scott Swartzendruber, and Kevin Gingerich. Burial: Sharon Hill Cemetery .

Witmer, Hannah B. Wenger, 92, Salem, Ohio. Born: Dec. 23, 1901, Waynesboro, Va., to Adam and Amanda Rohrer Wenger. Died: Sept. 17,1994, Salem, Ohio. Survivors-children: Stella Reesor, Vesta Landis, Esther, Marjorie, J. Elmer, Ralph, Owen, Daniel, E. James, Homer; brother and sisters: David Wenger, Stella Good, Anna Mary Rohrer; 53 grandchildren, 123 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Enos L. Witmer (husband), Grace (daughter), and Elvin (son). Congregational membership: Berean Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 21, Midway Mennonite Church by fred Augsburger and Larry rohrer. Burial: Pleasant view Cemetery.

Wolgemuth, Edna Strickler, 85, Mount Joy, Pa. Born: Sept. 10, 1909, Lancaster County, Pa., to Amos R. and Annie Gamber Strickler. Died: Sept. 24, 1994, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors-Wilbur M., Joseph, Jr., Robert M., Ernest M., Martha E. Myers, A. Catherine Heisey; sister: Mabel Haverstick; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Joseph M. Wolgemuth (husband). Funeral: Sept. 27, Mount Joy Mennonite Church, by Joe N. Sherer . Burial: Cross Roads Brethren In Christ Cemetery.

Zook, Harold Joseph, 78, Manson, Iowa. Born: Jan. 20, 1916, Manson, Iowa, to Amos and Emma Zehr Zook. Died: Sept. 20, 1994, Fort Dodge, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Helen B. Egli Zook; sons: John, Gene, Jerry; 2 grandchildren. Memorial service: Sept. 23, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Cremated, interment Rose Hill Cemetery.


Gospel Herald - Volume 87, Number 42 - October 25, 1994


Bast, Lena Stere, 86, Tavistock, Ont. Born: 1908, East Zorra Twp., Ont., to John and Leah Erb Stere. Died: Sept. 14, 1994, Stratford, Ont. Survivors-children: Laurene Zehr, Audrey Steinman, Glenn, Mary Ellen Ruby, Phyllis Lichti, Sharon Gingerich; sisters: Melinda Roth, Marian Gerber, Lauretta Fleming; 22 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sam Bast (second husband) and Ezra (first husband). Memorial service: Sept. 17, East Zorra Mennonite Church, by Orland Gingerich.

Conrad, Amos Ben, 69, Albany, Ore. Born: May 27, 1925, Albany, Ore., to Orie M. and Eda Zehr Conrad. Died: Sept. 6, 1994, Salem, Ore. Survivors-wife: May Martin Conrad; children: Amy Phend, Landon, John, Jay, Peter; brothers and sisters: Clarence, Mark, Reuben, James, Verna Birky, Lucile Hochstetler, Mary Brenneman, Lois Kauffman; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: Sept. 9, Albany Mennonite Church, by Lynn Miller. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

Eash, Emelius M., 94, Kalona, Iowa. Born: Aug. 19, 1900, Wellman, Iowa, to George and Katie Bender Eash. Died: Sept. 19, 1994, Iowa City, Iowa. Survivors-wife: Dorothy Rensberger Eash; children: Maynard, Betty Jean Essex; brother and sister: Sam, Mary Fairchild; 5 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Lamonte Eash (son). Funeral and burial: Sept. 22, West Union Mennonite Church, by Mervin Birky.

Holsopple, Mary J., 91, Versailles, Mo. Born: Jan. 2, 1903, Versailles, Mo., to William and Priscilla Wenger Holsopple. Died: Aug. 9, 1991, Versailles, Mo. Funeral and burial: Aug. 12, Mount Zion Mennonite Church, by Joe Diener.

Martens, John K., 87, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: Aug. 21, 1907, Inman, Kan., to Gerhardt and Marie Klaussen Martens. Died: Sept. 28, 1994, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors- wife: Clara "Billie" Eastman Martens; children: Jimmie, William, Jalayn, Nancy Shattuck; brother and sisters: Edward, Marie Nikkel, Kathryn Koehn; 4 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Funeral: Oct. 1, South Hutchinson Mennonite Church, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Eastside Cemetery .

Miller, Lawrence R., 81, Hutchinson, Kan. Born: June 15, 1913, Protection, Kan., to Alfred B. and Lovina Yoder Miller. Died: Sept. 25, 1994, Hutchinson, Kan. Survivors - daughters: Marilyn J., Beverly A. Cromwell; brothers and sisters: Richard L., David M., Alfred P., Bernice Bontrager, Louise Headings; one grandchild. Predeceased by: Ruth E. Betts Miller (wife). Congregational membership: South Hutchinson Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 30, Elliott Chapel, by Howard Wagler. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.

Smucker, Mary Hostetler, 106, Goshen, Ind. Born: July 6, 1888, Walnut Creek, Ohio, to Abraham and Gertrude Miller Hostetler. Died: Sept. 26, 1994, Goshen, Ind. Survivors-children: John, Mary Hulburt, James; sisters: Gertrude Evans, Celeste Good; 12 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Vernon Smucker (husband). Congregational membership: North Goshen Mennonite Church. Funeral: Sept. 28, Greencroft Central Manor, by James Smucker (son) and Jim Smucker (grandson). Cremated.

Swartzendruber, Ernest F., 99, Manson, Iowa. Born: March 17, 1895, Eagle Grove, Iowa, to Elias and Sarah Knepp Swartzendruber. Died: July 20, 1994, Manson, Iowa. Survivors-children: Twila Wenger, LeAnna Miller, Clifford, Emory, John; sister: Minnie Graber; 15 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Sarah Wenger Swartzendruber (wife) and Hazel (daughter). Funeral: July 25, Manson Mennonite Church, by Curt Kuhns. Burial: Rose Hill Cemetery.

Trumbo, Sarah M. Meyers, 97, Broadway, Va. Born: Feb. 17, 1897, Broadway, Va., to Christian M. and Mary Grossman Meyers. Died: Oct. 1, 1994, Harrisonburg, Va. Survivors-children: Norvell P., Jr., Helen T. Shank, Thelma T. Shank, Alma T. Alderfer; 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norvell P. Trumbo, Sr. (husband). Congregational membership: Crossroads Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: Oct. 4, Zion Mennonite Church, by Samuel Jantzen, Earl Delp, and Dan Longenecker.

Wenger, Alice Indergaard, 86, Edmonton, Alta. Born: March 29, 1908, Anamoose, N.D., to Kristian and Carrie Indergaard. Died: Sept. 19, 1994, Edmonton, Alta., of chronic anemia. Survivors - children: Carol Martin, Gwendolyn Peachey, Rae Hackman, Donna Carle, John, Row land, Colin; brother and sister: Pearl Ferguson, Carl Indergaard; 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: Irvin Sollenberger Wenger (husband) and 2 infant sons. Funeral: Sept. 22, Holyrood Mennonite Church, by Ray Landis, Urbane Peachey, and Charles Ramer. Burial: Duchess Cemetery .

Williams, Emma Martin, 81, Gettysburg, Pa. Born: Sept. 29, 1912, Ringgold, Pa., to Denton and Mary Elizabeth Reecher Martin. Died: Aug. 23, 1994, Chambersburg, Pa. Survivors-children: Velda Sease, Susan Reid, George, Merle, Ray; siblings: Adam, George, Iva and Edna Martin; half-sister: Mary Weber; 8 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by: David S. Williams (husband). Funeral: Aug. 26, Bethel Mennonite Church, by Robert L. Shreiner and James A. Burkholder. Burial: Stouffer Mennonite Church Cemetery.

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