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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.

 2001 - S

  Short, Joseph D.;   Short, Mary E.; . .  Siegrist, Esther Marie Kreider; . . Stauffer, Pauline M. Beck; . . Stoltzfus, Stephen S.;   Stuckey, Ronald J.;   

Short, Joseph D.

Joseph D. Short, 77, Wauseon, died Thursday, March 22, 2001; at Fulton County Health Center, Wauseon, where he was admitted Saturday.
Born Nov. 20, 1923, at Leo, Ind, he was a son of Elmer and Jeanette (Yoder) Short. On Dec. 27, 1953, he married Alice Marie Short, who preceded him in death on Feb. 13, 1991.
After living for 42 years in the Monc1ova, Ohio area, he moved to Wauseon in 1997. He worked for Toledo Stamping Manufacturing Co. for 38 years, and was a member of Bancroft Mennonite Church, now the Toledo Mennonite Church.
Survivors include three sons, Duane (Roselyn) Short, Wauseon; David (Lenna) Short, Couer d’Alene, Idaho; and Marvin (Peggy) Short, Albany, Ore.; 10 grandchildren; two sisters, Margaret Klopfenstein and Evelyn Elsworth, both of West Unity; and a brother; Alfred Short,  Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Memorial services were Saturday, 11:30 a.m., at North Clinton Mennonite Church, Wauseon. Brad Faler, Michael Zehr, and Gary Blosser were offciating pastors. Burial in Ottawa Hills Memorial Park, Toledo, preceded the service.
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 28 Mar 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann

, Mary E.

Mary E. Short
, 81, Archbold, died Sunday morning, April 22, 2001, in her home following a brief illness.
Born Oct. 15, 1913, near Delta, she was a daughter of John and Ella (Huyck) Green. She married Glen W. Short on June 30, 1932, and he preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1977. She lived most of her lifetime in the Archbold area, and was a homemaker. She was. a member of the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker.
Surviving are three sons, Walter (Ruth) Short, Normandy, Mo.; Dale L. (Arlene) Short, Archbold; and Glen (Delores) Short Jr., Lithia Springs, Ga.; two daughters, Mrs. Donn (Joyce) Jones, Fremont; and Mrs. Lowell (Cheryl) Eicher, Lyons; 14 grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren, plus step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Charles (Inabelle) Green, Ocala, Fla.; and one sister, Martha Sullivan. Stryker.
Services will be tomorrow, Thursday, 10:30a.m. at the Lockkport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker. Allen Rutter, Mark and Wendy Miller are the officiating pastors. Burial will follow in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call at Short Funeral Home, Archbold, from 2-9 p.m., Wednesday

Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 25 Apr 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Siegrist, Esther Marie Kreider
, 77, of Myerstown, PA died May 18, 2001 at home. Born in East Petersburg, PA to Elmer and Mary (Herr) Kreider.

Esther was married to James B. Siegrist for 55 years. A homemaker, Esther asisted her husband's ministry in various Eastern Mennonite Conference churches. Esther was a member of Bernville Mennonite Church.

Surviving is her husband James and six sons, James K., married to Carolyn Hursh Siegrist of Martinsburg, PA; John K., married to Betty Weaver Siegrist of Sunbury, PA; Mark K., married to Karen Detweiler Siegrist of Fredericksburg, PA; Paul K., married to Kathleen Weaver Siegrist of Wernersville, PA; David K., of Quezaltenago, Guatemala, and Jason K., married to Joyce Garber Siegrist of Womelsdorf, PA; four daughters, Marie K., married to James C. Ehst of Clayton, Del., Rachel K., married to Vernon W. Weaver of McAlisterville, PA; Alice J., married to Melvin H. Mack of Pitman, PA; and Charlotte A. of Quezaltenago, Guatemala; 62 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are seven brothers, Mervin H. Kreider of Denver, PA; Lloyd H. Kreider of Kirkwood, PA; Elmer H. Kreider of East Berlin, PA; Franklin H. Kreider, both of Lancaster, PA and Norman K. Kreider and John H. Kreider both of Harrisonburg, Va; and two sisters, Elva M. Breneman of Manheim, PA; and Edith A., married to Elvin Denlinger of Holtwood, PA.

Esther was preceded in death by a brother, Harold H. Kreider.

Funeral service was May 23, 2001 Bernville Mennonite Church, with burial at Bernville Mennonite Cemetery, Berks Co., Bernville, PA.

Source: Miscellaneous Lancaster County
Pennsylvania Obituaries
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Stauffer, Pauline M. Beck

 Pauline M. Stauffer, 71, died Oct. 25, 2001, at her home in Wabaunsee County, Kansas.  Born, July 29, 1930, in Fulton County, she was a daughter of John and Alma Beck.
She married Milton Stauffer in 1950, who survives.  They resided at Morrow County, Ohio, until they moved to Kansas in 1977.  For 14 years she worked as the Alma, Kan. librarian.  In 1984 she started an antique and new quilt business.  Her memberships included the Mennonite Church and the Zeandale Community Church.  She served as chairman of the Zeandale Women of the Church guild. 

Also surviving are four children: Beverly Augsburger, Bhuj, India; Thomas Stauffer, Harrisonburg, Va.; Kay Mills, Norton, Kan.; Paula Glass, Baltimore, Md.; three brothers, Robert Beck, Wauseon; James Beck, Archbold; and William Beck, Pioneer; two sisters, Lois Rufenacht, Archbold; and Carolyn Bateman, Salisbury, N.C.; a step-mother, Sylvia Beck, Archbold; and seven grandchildren.

A memorial service was held Oct. 28 at the Zeandale Community Church.  On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 3 p.m. a memorial service is planned for Gilead Mennonite Church, Mt. Gilead, Ohio.    

She bequeathed her body to the University of Kansas Medical Center for research.        

Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, Nov. 8, 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann

Stoltzfus, Stephen S.

Born: 10-1-1917, Salisbury Twp. Died: 6-17-2001, Gap, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Husband of: Mary Glick Stoltzfus for 60 years. Son of: Stephen M. and Lydia Stoltzfus Stoltzfus

Survivors: Sons, Leroy (Salomie Lapp) Stoltzfus and David (Miriam Zook) Stoltzfus, both of Gap, Pa. Daughters: Lydia Ann (Elam M.) Stoltzfus of Kinzers, Pa. and Ruth (Samuel B.) Stoltzfus of Gap, Pa. Grandchildren: 26. Great-grandchildren: 32.

Brother: John (Sylvia) Stoltzfus of Gap, Pa. Sister: Lavina (Amos K.) Petersheim of Narvon, Pa.

Preceded in death by 2 brothers, Elam & Christian Stoltzfus

Stephen was a farmer and member of Old Order Amish Church.

Funeral Notice: From the late home 300 White Horse Road, Gap, Pa. at 10 a.m. Standard Time, Tuesday, June 19, 2001, followed by burial in Buena Vista Amish Cem., Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Original obituary can be obtained from:
Intelligencer Journal, published Tuesday,
June 19, 2001, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Ronald J.

Ronald J. Stuckey, 48, Archbold, died Saturday afternoon, July 28, 2001, following a farm accident.
Born Dec. 24, 1952, in Wauseon, he was a son of Chauncey arid Pearl (Stuckey) Stuckey, and married Karen Grant on Dec. 31, 2000. He was a 1971 graduate of Archbold High School, and received his masters degree from Ohio State University in 1976.  He was the vocational agriculture teacher at Pettisville High School and Archbold High School for a total of 23 years, and the past two years drove school bus for children with special needs.
Throughout his life he was active in farming, and in the past two years farming became his principal occupation. He was a director of Archbold Equipment, and former director of Michigan Livestock Exchange. Memberships included the Lockport Mennonite Church,
and Promise Keepers.
Surviving is his wife, Karen, and her son, Monrico, at home; his parents, Chauncey and Pearl Stuckey, Archbold; two brothers, Richard (Judy) Stuckey, Surprise, Ariz., and Larry Stuckey, Monclova.
Services are tomorrow, Thursday, 10:30 a.m. at the Lockport Mennonite Church. Allen Rutter, Mark Miller, and Wendy Miller are the officiating pastors. Burial is in the Lockport Cemetery. Friends may call at the Lockport Mennonite Church from 3-9 p.m. on Wednesday.
Obituary: Archbold (Ohio) Buckeye, 1 Aug 2001
Submitted by: Mona Mann

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