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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.

 1999 - S

  Short, Alta M. Wyse;  Short, Grace N. Frey;   Short, Harold J.;   Souder, A. Viola Bickel;   Stamm, Danver D.;   

Short, Alta M. Wyse

Alta M. Short, 79, Archbold, died Monday, April 5, 1999, in her home, following a brief illness.
    Born Jan. 2, 1920, near Archbold, she was a daughter of Henry and Lydia (Frey) Wyse. She married Lester Short on Dec. 21, 1941, and he preceded her in death on Oct 25, 1964.  A lifelong resident of Archbold, she was a homemaker, and a tour guide at Sauder Village in recent  years. She did volunteer work for her church, Fairlawn Village, and at Care & Share. She was a member of Pine Grove Mennonite Church, near Stryker.
    Surviving are three sons, Gerald (Karen) Short, Wayne (Marilyn) Short, and J. Ward Short, all of Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Bruce (Ruth Ann) Yancey, Archbold, and Mrs. Jack (Gloria) Rutt, Lititz, Pa.; eight grandchildren; one great-grandson; three brothers, Ora, (Ruby) Wyse, Archbold; Ervin Wyse, Dundee, Mich.; and Mahlon (Valeria) Wyse, Archbold; three sisters, Mrs. Lloyd (Carol) Neuenschwander, Berne, Ind.; Mrs. Cecil (Doris) Albrecht, Woodburn, Ind.; and Mrs. Duane (Valetta) Miller, Midland, Mich.
    Memorial services are tomorrow, Thursday, 4 p.m. at the Pine Grove Mennonite Church, with Bob Yates as the officiating pastor. Burial precedes the service in the Pettisville Cemetery. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home, Archbold, from 2-9 p.m. today, Wednesday.  
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 7 Apr 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Short, Grace N. Frey

Grace N. Short, 90, rural Wauseon, died Friday, March 12, 1999, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, shortly after being admitted. She had resided at Fairlawn Haven, Archbold, since May 6, 1998.
    Born March 10, 1909, near Pettisville, she was a lifelong resident of the Wauseon area. Her parents were Aaron and Anna (Rupp) Frey. She married Harold H. Short on Dec. 31, 1936, who preceded her in death on Nov. 12, 1992.
    She worked at several poultry dressing plants for 25 years before retiring in 1977, and also was an antique dealer for many years. She was a charter member of Zion Mennonite Church, Archbold.
    She is survived by three sons, Merrill (Rosemary) Short, Fayette; Everett (Bonnie) Short and Arnold Short, both of Wauseon; four daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Geraldine) Cooper, Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. Keith (Ernestine) Lehman, Lititz, Pa.; Mrs. Albert (Brenda) Shelby Jr., Atlanta, Ga.; and Roslyn Short, Wauseon; three brothers, Elias (Katherine) Frey, Archbold; Jesse (Helen) Frey, Phoenix, Ariz.; and A. Dale Frey, Wauseon; three sisters, Ivah Beck and Mrs. Joseph (Ada) Schrock, both of Archbold; and Mrs. Charles (Velma) Kamp, Ridgeville Corners; 16 grandchilldren, and three great-grandchildren.
    Burial is today, Wednesday, in Pettisville Cemetery. A memorial service follows at Zion Mennonite Church 11 a.m., with Ron Guengerich and Dee Swartz as the officiating pastors.      
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 17 Mar 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Short, Harold J.

Harold J. Short, 80, Archbold, died Monday, Jan. 18, 1999, at the Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, where he was admitted last Wednesday.
            Born Nov. 3, 1918, near Archbold, he was a son of Simon and Emma (Kutzli) Short, and married Katherine Stamm on Nov. 23, 1941. A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he farmed, and worked at Lugbill Bros. for over 20 years, retiring in 1991. Since he volunteered at Care & Share Thrift Shop, Archbold. He was a member of the Central Mennonite Church.
            Survivors include his wife, Katherine; seven sons, Gerald (Janet) Short, Granite Falls, Wash.; William. (Kathleen) Short, Pettisville; Delvin Short, Aurora, Colo.; Jerry Short, Seattle, Wash.; David (Louise) Short, Granite Falls, Wash.; Donald (Nancy) Short, Scott, La.; and Harold Jr. (Nancy) Short, Everett, Wash; one daughter, Mrs. Jay (Betty) Tingley, Stryker; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; three brothers, Walter Short, Pettisville; Herbert Short, Topeka, Ind.; and Roger Short, Wauseon; six sisters, Grace Brenneman, Elida, Bessie Emch, Toledo; Ada Short, Archbold; Herma Gnagey, Pigeon, Mich.; Doris Ebersole, Fayette; and Helen Holsopple, Sarasota, Fla.
            Memorial services are Friday, 11 a.m. at the. Central Mennonite Church with Wayne Pipkin, Jeffrey Smith, and Charles Gautsche ,as the officiating pastors. Burial is in the Pettisville Cemetery prior to the service. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home in Archbold from 7-9 p.m. today, and from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. 
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 20 Jan 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann


Services for A. Viola Souder, [May 25, 1901 - March 7, 1999] formerly of Telford; who died Sunday  in the skilled nursing unit of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, will be Thursday, evening, in the chapel of the Homes.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Asher B. Souder, in 1987. A resident of Telford for more than 46 years, she entered the Souderton Mennonite Homes as a resident in 1986 and the homes' skilled nursing unit as a patient in 1994.

Born in Kulpsville, she was a daughter of the late Warren and Anna G. (Metzger) Bickel.

Prior to her marriage, she was employed as a sewer by the former . Becker's Clothing Store in Kulpsville for more than ten years.

Mrs. Souder was a longtime member of Finland Mennonite Church in Pennsburg, where she taught Sunday school .and was a member of the Sewing Circle for many years.

She is survived by two daughters, Doris S. Morgan and her husband, Richard E., of Muskegon, Mich. and Elizabeth B. Hoover and her husband, Dr. Joseph R., of Fort Wayne, Ind, two sons, Gerald B. Souder and his, wife, Marian and James B. Souder, and his wife, Judy B. all of Telford; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren, and one sister, Alsenia Wert of Lansdale.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by three sisters; Vera Anwiler, Mary Bickel and Helen Seveke; and four brothers, Leon Bickel, Russell Bickel, LeRoy Bickel and Ellis Bickel.
Arrangements are by the David; R. Sadler Funeral Home in Telford.

Burial was in the Finland Mennonite Cemetery, Finland, PA.
Submitted by daughter, Doris Souder Morgan

Stamm, Danver D.

Denver D. Stamm, 72, Archbold, Monday morning, May 3, 1999, in his home.

    Born March 13, 1927, near Archbold, he was a son of Gustav and Priscilla (Stuckey) Stamm, and married Jeanne Foust on Jan. 11, 1950.
    A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, he owned and operated the Tri-State Elevator, Elmira, for over 40 years. He also farmed and raised turkeys for many years. He was a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
    Survivors include his wife, Jeanne; one son, Mark (Sue) Stamm, Archbold; two daughters, Mrs. Steve (Tina) Lange, and Mrs. Jeff (Tana) Sauder, both of Archbold; eight grandchildren; three brothers, Paul (Delilah) Stamm, Waldron, Mich., Harold Stamm, Wauseon; and Duane Stamm, Archbold; five sisters, Beulah Stockburger, West Unity; Wilma Roth, Archbold; Mrs. Luther (Geneva) Shetler, Bluffton; Zelma Kauffman, and Grace Eicher, Archbold.
    Memorial services are tomorrow, Thursday, 11 a.m. at the Lockport Mennonite Church with Mark Miller, Wendy Miller ,and Allen Rutter as the officiating pastors. Burial is in the Lockport Cemetery before the memorial service. Friends may call at the Lockport Mennonite Church from 2-9 p.m. today, Wednesday. 
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 5 May 1999
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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