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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.

1977  G

   Glick, Anna;   Grieser, Ada L.;   Grieser, Jemima Baer;  

GLICK.- Anna, daughter of John and Magdalena (Miller) Glick, was born April 14, 1903, near Kalona, Iowa; died at the St. Luke Hospital in Lancaster, Pa., April 17, 1977. Age 74 years and 3 days. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized in her youth. On October 24, 1926, she married Aaron Glick of Lancaster, Pa., where she made her home. She is survived by her husband; three children, Ivan Glick and his wife, Arlene, of Lancaster, Mr, and Mrs. Truman (Adamarie) Mast of Lancaster, and Mr. and Mrs. David (Kathy) Bryant of Cardiff, Wales; four grandchildren, Pamela, Susan, Douglas and John Mast; four sisters, Mrs. Mose (Katie) Bontrager, Mrs. Tobe (Lydia) Bontrager, Mrs. Ralph (Martha) Schlabaugh and Mrs. Enos (Ada) Miller, all of Kalona, Iowa. She was preceded in death by a son, Jay Elvin, her parents, and three brothers, Chriss, Daniel and Jacob. Funeral services were held April 19, at the home first, then at the Pequea Amish Mennonite Church, conducted by John U. Lapp, Amos Stoltzfus, Jonathan Stoltzfus and Christ Dienner. Burial in the church cemetery.
From: Amish-Mennonite Church, Herold der Wahrheit, June 1977, p. 129
Issue donated by: Chris Yoder, Saugatuck, Michigan
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Grieser, Ada L

[18 Jun 1927–5 Feb 1977]

Ada L. Grieser, 49, 307 Buckeye St., Archbold, died Saturday at Fairlawn Haven nursing home in Archbold where she had resided the past five weeks. She had been in failing health one and one-half years. Born near Archbold, she lived her entire lifetime in this community.

Survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Grieser, 307 Buckeye St., Archbold; four sisters, Mrs. Leora Nafziger and Mrs. Alton (Elsie) Klopfenstein, both of' Archbold, Mrs. Isaac (Clela) Stoll of Jerome, Mich., and Mrs. Lois Thierry of Fayette and one brother, Ernest Grieser of Harrisonburg, Va.

Services were held Monday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m., in Zion Mennonite Church conducted by Rev. Ellis Croyle and Rev. P. J. Frey. Burial in the Pettisville Cemetery. Short Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.  [1977--Fulton County Genealogy Society web site]

Submitted by: Mona Mann

Grieser, Jemima Baer

Jemima Grieser, daughter of Martin and Judith Johns Baer , was born on Oct. 8, 1882, at Wellman, Iowa, and passed from this life on Feb. 28, 1977 at her home east of Archbold; Ohio. Her age was 94 years, 4 months, and 20 days. In her long lifetime she enjoyed unusual health and vitality. It was only during the last two months that she was unable to care for herself and maintain her home. At about seventeen years of age Jemima-moved with her parents and family from Wellman, Iowa to the Archbold, Ohio, community which became her home for 77 years.

On August 24,1902 Jemima was united in marriage to Ephraim Grieser. Six children were born to their union: one son and five daughters. Ephraim passed away on July 16, 1945: After her husband's death Jemima opened her home to young men coming to the Archbold area for work. Over the years a total of 60 fellows from 12 states and four foreign countries found a home with "Grandma Grieser." The occupation of "homemaker" should surely be attributed to her; a home for husband and family; then after her family was grown, a home for many in a new community. In her youth Jemima accepted Jesus Christ as her personal saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church. She has been a faithful member of the *Cenyral Congregation. She was active in the Women's Missionary and Service Commission and the Golden Age Sewing Group.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one infant daughter, a son-in-law, one grandchild, two great-grand- children, four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by five children: Laura, Mrs. Glen Rufenacht of RR2, Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. A1meda Short of RR2, Archbold, Ohio; Truman C. Grieser and his wife Beulah of RR1, Archbold, Ohio; Ruth, Mrs. Harold Short of RR2, Fayette. Ohio and Martha, Mrs. Gaylord Fielitz of RR2, Archbold, Ohio; 22 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Abbie Wyse of Midland, Michigan; and Mrs. Amanda Beck of Archbold, Ohio; her nieces and nephews, many other relatives, neighbors, and friends.

Funeral services were held on Friday, March 4 at 10:30 a.m. at the Central Mennonite Church in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and P. L. Frey. Burial was in the Pettisville Cemetery.   
1977-Source unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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