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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.

2004 - L

Lapp, Aaron S. Jr. ; . .   Lapp, Salone B. ; . . Lapp, Sarah K. ; . . Lefever, Anna H. ; . .  Lefever, Esther E. Martin Lehman, J. Clair ; . . Longenecker, Marianna Stoner Ebersole ; . .  

Lapp, Aaron S. Jr
., age 67 years Born: Gordonville, Pa. Died: 7-17-2004, Kirkwood, Pa.

Husband of: Rachel S. Blank Lapp, who survives.  Son of: Late Aaron K. and Mattie Stoltzfus Lapp

Other survivors: A son, Jospeh B. (Lydia Fisher) Lapp of Kirkwood, Pa.  Daughters, Mattie B. (Ben K.) Fisher of Paradise, Pa. and Barbara B. Stoltzfoos of New Providence, Pa.   Grandchildren: 30.  Brothers, Samuel S. (Katie Zook) Lapp of Allenwood, Pa., Jonas S. (Malinda Fisher) Lapp of Ronks, Pa.  Sisters, Emma (Andy) Byler of Loganton, Pa., Rachel (Amos E.) Fisher of Ronks, Sarah Glick of Quarryville, Pa., Mattie (Jonathan) Fisher of Kirkwood, Rebecca (Jacob S.) Blank of Narvon, Pa., and Barbara (Jesse J.) Lapp of Ronks.

Preceded in death by brothers, Ephraim and John Lapp

Aaron was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From late home, 1446 Noble Road, Kirkwood, on Monday, July 19. 2004 at 9 am. Interment in Fisher Amish Cem., Christiana, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Monday, July 19, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

LAPP, Salone B
Born: 2-27-1923, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 5-13-2004, Myerstown, Pa.
Wife of: David M. Lapp (12-11-1920/10-3-1995).  Daughter of: Late Isaac and Racel Blank King

Survivors: Daughters, Katie (Amos) Lantz of Lebanon, Pa., Fannie (David) Zook of Myerstown, Pa., Rachel (Benjamin) King of Newmanstown, Pa., Annie (Moses) Smoker of Myerstown, Mary Beiler or Bird-In-Hand, Pa., Lydia (Reuben) Fisher of Newmanstown, Sarah (Jonas) Zook of Grensfork, Ind., Salone (Aaron) Glick of Myerstown, and Lizzie (Eli) Fisher of Myerstown.  Sons, Moses (Katie Stoltzfus) Lapp of Lancaster, Pa., and Isaac (Eshter Peachey) Lapp of Myerstown.  Grandchildren: 77.  Great-grandchildren: 66.  Brothers, Joseph B. King of Lancaster, Pa. and Amos King of California.  Sister, Mary (Amos) King of New Providence, Pa.

Preceded in death by 6 grandchildren.

She was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From late residence, 1240 S. College St., Myerstown, Pa. on Saturday at 11:00 am, followed by interment in Lapp Amish Cem., Lebanon Co., Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained
from Intelligencer Journal, published
Saturday, May 14, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Lapp, Sarah K

Born: 6-4-1915, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 7-6-2004, Gordonville, Pa.

Wife of: John Z. Lapp (7-22-1915/6-26-2001).  Daughter of: David P. and Sarah King King

Survivors: Sons, Christ (Anna Mary Stoltzfus) Lapp, David (Sadie Mae Stoltzfus) Lapp.  Daughters, Leah of Gordonville, Pa. and Sylvia (Aaron K.) Esh of  Quarryville.  Grandchildren: 31.   Stepgrandchildren: 4.   Great-grandchildren: 132.  Stepgreat-grandchildren: 5.
Brother, Enos (Barbara) King of Paradise, Pa.  Sisters, Malinda King and Mary Beiler, both of Ronks, Pa.

Preceded in death by brothers, Ephraim, Daniel, David and John King. Sisters, Annie Lantz and Sylvia King.

Funeral from late home, 250 A. Centerville Road, Gordonville, Pa. on Wed. July 7, 2004 at 11 am. Burial: Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Wed., July 7, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Lefever, Anna H

Born: 1-19-1912, Millersville, Pa.  Died: 5-13-2004, Mount Joy, Pa.

Wife of: Robert L. Lefever (10-31-1910/2-1980).  Daughter of: Late Christian and Anna S. Herr Brubaker.

Survivors: Daughters, Ella B. (Dr. Galen) Peters of Greenville, Ill., Florence B. Lefever and Mary L. (Leroy) Beitzel, both of Manheim, Pa., and Vera B. (Raymond) Kurtz of Shoemakersville, Pa.  Sons, Martin B. (Barbara) Lefever of Paramus, NJ, and James B. (Delania) Lefever of Manheim.
Grandchildren: 10.  Great-grandchildren: 8.  Brother, Christian (Martha) Brubaker of New Holland, Pa.

Preceded in death by sisters, Ella Brubaker and Mary Hess; and a brother, Abram Brubaker.

Anna was an active member of Kauffman's Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa. and was a cake designer for 40 years. She and her husband were farmers.

Services: Kauffman Mennonite Church, 1355 Lancaster Road, Manheim, Pa. on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 7:00 pm with Steve Stauffer and Jay W. Nissley officiating. Interment in the adjoining cemetery on Tuesday morning.

Original obituary and photo may be
 obtained from Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
published Saturday, May 15, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Lefever, Esther E. Martin

Born: 12-21-1916, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 6-9-2004, Lititz, Pa. Wife of: (1) Alvin M. Martin, died 1960 (2) Earl H. Lefever, died 1969
Daughter of: Late John H. and Annie S. Sensenig Good.

Survivors: Sons, Ivan G. (Geraldine Esbenshade) Martin of Shelton, Conn., Wilmer G. (Doris A. Hershey) Martin of Gettysburg, Pa., A.Ronald (Mary Ann Ranck) Martin of Mill Hall, Pa., and Dale G. (Marian S. Martin) Martin of New Holland, Pa. Grandchildren: 6.  Great-grandchildren: 7.
Brother, Eli Titus Good of Lititz, Pa.

Preceded in death by three sisters, Rachel Mae Weaver, Lydia Shirk and Frances Good

Esther was a member of Weaverland Mennonite Church.

Services: Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa. on Saturday, June 12, 2004, at 2 pm with Bishop C. Kenneth Martin, Rev Leon Hurst, and Rev. Rodney Martin officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Thursday, June 10,2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Lehman, J. Clair

Born: 1-6-1919, Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 8-30-2004, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Dorothy M. Eshleman Lehman, who survives.  Son of: Late George E. and Leah Martin Lehman.

Other survivors: A daughter, Lola M. Lehman of Paradise, Pa.  A son, C. Ronald Lehman of Lancaster, Pa.  Brothers, G. Irvin Leham of Harrisonburg, Va., and Maurice E. Lehman of Lititz, Pa.  Sisters, Gladys V. Kennel of Lititz and L. Jane Stoltzfus of Parkesburg, Pa.

Preceded in death by a son James Marlin Lehman (3-3-1948/11-30-1966), and five brothers and two sisters.

He was a member of Paradise Mennonite Church where he formerly taught Sunday School and Bible School.

Services: West Bethany Chapel of Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Road, Lititz, Pa. on Thursday, with Pastor fred W. Martin and Pastor Donald W. Good officiating.  Intement in Paradise Mennonite Church Cem., Paradise, Pa.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Tuesday, August 31, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

Longenecker, Marianna Stoner Ebersole,
67, of Elizabethtown, Pa., died June 10, 2004. She was born in Lancaster Co., PA to Walter and Elva Stoner Ebersole. She married to Paul L. Longenecker. A native of Elizabethtown, but lived in Colguitt, GA and Atmore, Alabama. She was a member of Marietta Community Chapel in Marietta, PA, and a former member of both Colquitt Mennonite Church in Georga and Mennonite Christian Fellowship of Atmore, Alabama. While living in Atmore, Alabama she was active with volunteer service with We Care Prison Ministries.

Survivors include husband, Paul L. Longenecker of Elizabethtown, PA; Three Sons, Steven P. Longenecker and wife Lenora, Daryl R. Longenecker and wife Janet, all of Birmingham,AL; J. Lynford Longenecker and wife Penni A. Swartz, of Lancaster, PA; One Daughter, Sylvia D. Weaver and husband Luke of Harrisonburg, VA; One Brother, Delmar and wife Ruth Ebersole of Iowa City, Iowa; Four Sisters, Clara and Husband Roy Howe, of Lawarenceville, PA; Lois and husband Robert Kelchner of Elizabetown, PA; Ruth and husband Alvin Zimmerman of Harrisburg, PA; Esther and husband Omer Yoder of Epharta, PA; and Nine Grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, and two brothers, Wayne Ebersole and David Ebersole.

Funeral service was June 15, 2004 at Marietta Community Chapel in Marietta, PA with burial at Goods Mennonite Cemetery Elizabethtown, PA

Source: The Atmore Advance, Atmore, Alabama
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

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