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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.

 2006 - L

  Lamartine, Esther Kennel;    Landes, Henry A.;   Landis, Curtis Alderfer;   Landis, Grace Denlinger  Landis, I. Marvin;   Landis, Sarah R.;   Lantz, M. Clifford;   Lantz, Maude Elizabeth Geil;   Lauber,  Fern E.;   Leatherman, Mabel W. Keeler;   Lee, Lawrence Edward;   Lehman, Donna Jean;   Lehman, Lydia Wenz;   Lehman, Margaret V.;   Lehrman, Evelyn Schmidt;   Leichty, Glen B.;   Leinbach, Etril J.;   Lichty, Elvina Bowman;   Lind, Ethel M. Hartzler;   Litwiller, Aaron, Jr.;   Litwiller, Lawrence J.  Livengood, Betty Taylor;   Lyndaker, Leslie R. 

Lamartine, Esther Kennel,
55, of Washington, D.C., died October 16, 2006 at Washington Adventist Hospital, Takoma Park, Md. She was born 1951 in Coatesville Pa., to Chris and Gladys Hershey Kennel of Lititz, PA. She was a graduate of Lancaster Mennonite School and the Coatesville School of Nursing. She loved music and was a gifted singer, and was an active church member.

Surviving are her parents; a son, Alexander Lamartine III; a daughter, Kristin Lamartine; sisters, Marie, Susan, Ellen, Grace, and Phoebe; brothers Chris, Philip, Fred, Jim, Elvin, and Tim. Memorial

Service was October 29, 2006 at Parkesburg Mennonite Church Parkeburg, PA.

Source: Lancaster
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Landes, Henry A., 87, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died June 12, 2006 of pneumonia.  He was born March 23, 1919 at Mainland, PA to Isaiah & Susan (Alderfer) Landes.  On April 16, 1938 he was married to Anna Derstine, who survives.

Surviving are children, Larry D. and Edie Landes; Merrill D. and Nancy Landes; Henry D. and Jane Landes; Joanne D. and Ron Hostetter; 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are sisters, Kathryn Kolb, Dorothy Miller, and Thelma Mack.  He was predeceased by a sister, Margaret Rush.

The funeral was held June 15, 2006 at Salford Mennonite Church Harleysville, Montgomery Co.,  PA  with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Jessica Behe, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, Curtis Alderfer
, 84, of Lansdale, Montgomery County, PA died November 9, 2006  of Parkinson's disease.  He was born December 23, 1921.  On September 17, 1949 he was married to Betty Mae Hackman, who survives.

Memorial services were held November 14, 2006  at Dock Woods Community Chapel,  Lansdale, Montgomery County PA with burial in Salford Mennonite Church Cemetary, Harleysville, Montgomery County, PA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: James C. Longacre, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, Grace Denlinger
, 87, of Lancaster, PA died March 19, 2006 at Lancaster County, PA  of complications following pneumonia.  She was born March 9, 1919 in Lancaster County, PA to Martin H. & Alice (Diffenbach) Denlinger.  On July 27, 1940 she was married to Norman S. Landis, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Merie L. Kreider, wife of Clyde H. Kreider of Lancaster; Elaine L.
Hollinger, wife of Clyde M. Hollinger of Lititz; and Clair D. Landis, husband of Marilyn R. (Ressler) Landis of Lancaster, 18 grandchildren, and 46 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, Harold Denlinger.  She was predeceased by brothers, Clarence Denlinger, Roy Denlinger, Martin Denlinger, and Daniel Denlinger.

The funeral was held March 22, 2006  at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, East Petersburg, PA with burial in Landis Farm Cemetery 1540 Sylvan Road, Lancaster, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Clyde Hollinger, Lititz, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, I. Marvin, 90, of Lancaster, PA died January 15, 2006 after a brief illness.  He was born to Phares B. & Martha (Groff) Landis.  He was married to Anna Mae Landis, who survives.

Predeceased by first wife, Belva Dombach Landis who died in 1974.

The funeral was held January 19, 2006 (when) at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, PA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Norma Stauffer
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Landis, Sarah R
., 75, of Montgomeryville, PA died March 22, 2006.  She was born to Warren & Clara (Rickert) Landis, who are deceased. 

Surviving are a brother, Paul Landis, and a sister, Esther Knechel.

The funeral was held March 25, 2006 at Anders Detweiler Funeral Home, Souderton, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Sylvia M. Derstine, Souderton, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lantz, M. Clifford
, 92, of Goshen, IN died July 16, 2006 at Goshen, IN.  He was born March 5, 1914 at Topeka, IN to Melvin & Catherine (Yoder) Lantz.  On November 24, 1939 he was married to Mary Jane Blough, who survives.

Surviving are children, Susan Jane Lantz, Catherine Ellen (Robert) Miller, Nancy Ann (Darrell) Eggers, Stephen Morrell (Sandy) Lantz, John Thomas Lantz, 9 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren.

A son, David Blough Lantz, five sisters and one brother are deceased.

The funeral was held July 18, 2006 at Rieth, Rohrer, Ehret Funeral Home, Goshen, Elkhart Co.,  IN  with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Jason Kauffman, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lantz, Maude Elizabeth Geil, 88, of Broadway, Virginia died September 22, 2006 at Broadway, Virginia.  She was born September 9, 1917 to N. Wilmer & Mary Catherine Geil. On April 4, 1946 she was married to John Lantz, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, John David & Cheryl Lantz, Miriam & Giles Hall, Becky & Maurice Vanhook, June Lantz, Ruth Ann & Ron Dixon, Joyce & Ron Wenger, Emily Lantz, Stephen & Carlene Lantz, 12 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held September 25, 2006 at Zion Mennonite Church, Broadway, Virginia with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Administrative Assistant Zion MennoniteChurch
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lauber,  Fern E.
(1919 - 2006)

ARCHBOLD - Fern E. Lauber, 87, of Archbold, died early Sunday morning, Feb. 19, 2006, at Fairlawn Haven Nursing Home in Archbold, where she had resided since Dec. 16, 2004.
Born Feb. 2, 1919, near Archbold, to Elizabeth (Godshall) and William J. Rupp, she married Kenneth Lauber and he preceded her in death on Dec. 23, 1983.
A lifelong resident of the Archbold area, she was a homemaker and did volunteer work for many years.
She was a member of the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold.
Surviving are three sons, John (and wife, Susan) Lauber of Toulouse, France, Jerry (Neal) Lauber of Charlotte, N.C. and Keith Lauber of Bryan; two daughters, Brenda Dickinson of New York, N.Y. and Mrs. Ben (Karen) Smith of Charlotte, N.C.; 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Preceding her in death, in addition to her husband, were her parents; a grandson; four brothers, John Rupp, Ervin W. Rupp, Vernon Rupp and William Rupp; and two sisters, Viola Quillet and Betty Rupp.
Visitation will be held Tuesday from 4-9 p.m. in the Short Funeral Home in Archbold.
Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. in the Evangelical Mennonite Church in Archbold with Pastors Brad Bame, Stuart Rex and Charles Zimmerman to officiate. Graveside services will precede at 10 a.m. in the Lauber Hill Cemetery near Archbold.
Memorials may be made to Hospice, The Caring Way, of Williams and Fulton Counties or to the Evangelical Mennonite Church.
From: Bryan Times, Feb. 20, 2006, Bryan, OH
Submitted by: Rose Burkholder
and Mona Mann
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Leatherman, Mabel W. Keeler, 91, of Souderton, PA died August 21, 2006  at Souderton, PA of natural causes.  She was born October 27, 1914 at Towamencin Township, PA to Alvin and Addie R. Keeler.  She was married to Elmer D. Leatherman, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Geraldine (daughter) and Floyd Halteman, Dale (son) and Carol Leatherman, 11 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
A. Lorraine Allebach (daughter) is deceased.

Also surviving are Alvin Keeler, brother; Esther Pearson, sister; and Arlene Moyer, sister.  She was predeceased by two brothers: Nathaniel Keeler and Harvey Keeler.

The funeral was held August 24, 2006 at Souderton Mennonite Home, Souderton, PA with burial in the Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery, Kulpsville, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Rose Hackman, Kulpsville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lee, Lawrence Edward, 78, of Elida, Allen Co., OH died January 19, 2006 at Lima, OH of an extended illness.  He was born September 25, 1927 at Wolcott, NY to the late Kenneth & Esther (Weldon) Lee.  On October 6, 1951 he was married to Naomi Moyer, who survives.

Surviving are children, Emily Lee and Jake Lee.

The funeral was held January 23, 2006 at Pike Mennonite Church Elida, Allen Co., OH with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Wilma Hofstetter Elida, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lehman, Donna Jean

Donna Lehman was a prior editor of "Women in Mission" and I know she always enjoyed working with Bernie Wiebe, if he is still around.

Her passing was unexpected. We do not quite know the cause of death. She stopped breathing, which made her go into cardiac arrest on July 26th; but we do not know what caused this. She bravely fought Parkinsons Disease for 17 years and won the battle with breast cancer in 2005.
Daughter, Pamela Pulliam

DONNA JEAN LEHMAN, 66, Fort Wayne, IN died Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 7:44 p.m., at Lutheran Hospital.  Born Feb. 14, 1940, in Adams County, she was the daughter of Berniece (Liechty) of Berne and the late Edison Lehmann. She married Michael Lehman on Oct. 4, 1959, in Berne. She graduated from International Business College, Fort Wayne; was a free lance writer and wrote various types of publications including religious themes; author of the book "What on Earth Can You Do"; co-chairman of the Fort Wayne Parkinson's Support Group; member of the Fort Wayne Christian Writer's Group; former editor of the “Women in Mission” publication; and she co-authored "Maplewood Roots", the history of Maplewood Mennonite church. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who will be dearly missed by her family. Hobbies include reading, gardening, sewing, baking and serving others.
She was a member of Maplewood Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne. Surviving are two sons, Bruce Lehman and Carl Lehman, both of Fort Wayne; one daughter, Pamela (George) Pulliam of Fort Wayne; siblings, Mrs. Ed (Shirley) Prentiss of Ft. Walton Beach, Fla., Mrs. Roy (Karen) Lehman of Berne, Mrs. Paul (Wanda) Smith of Columbus Grove, Ohio, and Arlene Lehmann of Denver, Colo.; and four grandchildren. Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 31 at Maplewood Mennonite Church, Fort Wayne, with calling one hour prior. The Rev. Barry Schmell officiating. Calling also from 1 to 8 p.m. Sunday, July 30 at the church. Graveside service is 2:15 p.m. Monday at M.R.E. Cemetery, Berne. Memorials to Maplewood Mennonite Church, Parkinson's Foundation or donor's choice. Arrangements by Yager-Kirchhofer Funeral Home, 365 W. Main St., Berne.

Lehman, Lydia Wenz
, 91, of Aberdeen, Idaho died November 14, 2006 at Aberdeen, Idaho  of natural causes.  She was born September 10, 1915 at Harriet, North Dakota to Phillip and Louise (Quenzer) Wenz.  On November 17, 1936 she was married to William "Bill" Lehman, Sr., who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Marlene Funk (Harold), Norma Bullock, Robert Lehman (Vicki), James Lehman (Karen), 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, William Lehman, Jr.

Memorial services were held November 18, 2006 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen,. Idaho with burial in Homestead Cemetery Aberdeen, Idaho.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Anne Hege, Aberdeen
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lehman, Margaret V., 100, of Chambersburg, PA died April 5, 2006.  She was born to David & Sarah (Burkhart) Paxton.  She was married to Abram Frey, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, D. Ralph Frey, Marie Eby, 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held April 8, 2006 at Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Chambersburg, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lehrman, Evelyn Schmidt
, 80, of Goessel, Kansas died September 23, 2006 at Goessel, Kansas  of cancer.   She was born November 4, 1925 at Goessel, Kansas to Abram & Sara Schmidt.  On May 9, 1945 she was married to Orie Lehrman, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Kaye Klassen, Verney Lehrman, Jerry Lehrman, nine grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held September 26, 2006 at Tabor Mennonite Church, Newton, KS with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Leichty, Glen B., 76, of Wayland, Washington Co., Iowa died December 21, 2006 at Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., Iowa.  He was born October 3, 1930 at Noble, Washington Co., Iowa to William and Ada (Roth) Leichty.  He was married June 2, 1955 to Luora Mae Roth, who survives.

Surviving are children, Deon & Jo Leichty, Steve & Lynelle Leichty, Garry & Karen Leichty, Vicky & Rudy Caraveo, and 13 grandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, Mahlon & Delores Leichty.  He was preceded in death by a brother, Harold Leichty.

Memorial services were held December 24, 2006 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Wayland, Washington Co., Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Phil Slabaugh, Wayland, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Leinbach, Etril  J.

Feb. 8, 1910-Nov. 14, 2006

Rev. Etril J. Leinbach, 96, 1801 Greencroft Blvd., died at 11:10 p.m. Tuesday at Goshen General Hospital, where he’d been a patient since Nov. 11. He was born Feb. 8, 1910 in Nappanee to Leander Garber and L. Anna Leinbach.

He married Wilma Pearl Pletcher Oct. 7, 1933 in Middlebury. She survives. He attended New Paris High School, audited at Goshen College and took classes at Goshen Biblical Seminary.  He was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church.

He served on almost every committee of the Indiana and Michigan Church Conference and was a delegate to the General Assembly Conference of North America for six Mennonite world conferences.  He visited 47 states in the United States, and 17 foreign countries.

He worked at Western Rubber in Goshen from 1930 to 1939 and had a bread route in Millersburg, Benton, Syracuse and North Webster. In 1939 he purchased half interest in Pletcher Dairy in Middlebury. As a pastor he worked part-time wallpapering and painting and drove a mail truck from White Pigeon to Kalamazoo, Mich. Also, he drove a school bus for 15 years and worked in a cabinet shop for eight years.

He became an ordained minister in 1948 and served a total of 40 years. He served 20 of those years at Moore Park Mennonite Church in Michigan; eight years at Valparaiso Mennonite Church; and retired in 1976. He was an interim pastor for three years at Benton Mennonite Church and six and half years at Emma Mennonite Church.

Along with his wife, he is survived by two sons, Keith (Vi) Leinbach, Haven, Kan., Dale (Edie) Leinbach, Toccoa, Ga.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; three half sisters, Dorcas Snyder, Goshen; Violet (John) Kaufman, Goshen, Cora Askrin, Goshen; and two half brothers, Verlin Garber, Boston and Keith (Roma) Anglemyer, Wakarusa.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three half sisters, Myrtle Shaum, Lovina Hershberger and Hazel Toney; and a half brother, Leroy Garber.

Friends and family may visit from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home.  A memorial service will take place at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church with the Revs. Terry Diener and Jeff Mumaw, and family friend Brooks Henry.

There will be a private family burial service at Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorial donations may be made to the Mennonite Mission Network or to the donor’s choice.
Online condolences can be made at

Published: November 16, 2006 10:28 am
Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Lichty, Elvina Bowman
, 84, of Elmira, Ontario, Canada died October 9, 2006 at Elmira, Ontario from a stroke.  She was born November 12, 1921 in Ontario to Henry & Hannah (Weber) Bowman.  She was married to Edwin M. Lichty, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, John Lichty, Mary Ann Brubacher, Erma Kufske, Willard Lichty, Margaret Berg, nine grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, Mary Martin, Matilda Gingrich, Hannah and Moses Martin, Barbara Weber, Clarence and Delphine Weber, Mary Ann and Edgar Martin, Cleason and Mary Weber, Anna and Emerson Martin.  One brother, Irvin Weber, preceded her in death.

The funeral was held October 12, 2006 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Karen Sauder, St. Jacobs
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Lind, Ethel M. Hartzler

May 14, 1913 - Nov. 14, 2006

Ethel M. Lind, 93, of Albany died Tuesday at her daughter's home in Canby.

Ethel was born in Halstead, Kan., to Joseph and Martha (Heatwole) Hartzler, the third of six children.  Her family moved from Kansas to Colorado when she was a young child.  After three years, they moved back to Kansas, where she started her school.  Ethel loved school and following elementary school wanted to continue her education to become a teacher of a one-room school.  This goal was postponed for four years while she stayed home to help her mother with the housework.   During those four years, Ethel learned to be a great cook and skilled seamstress.

Finally, her dream to continue school came true and she went to Hesston, Kan., to complete her first year of high school.  When her mother became ill, she returned home and finished her first year via correspondence.  She attended Windom High School for her second and third years.  It was during these two years that she learned to speak Spanish, which she continued to do for the rest of her life.  Ethel returned to Hesston for her final year of high school, working toward her teaching certificate.  She soon learned that only experienced  teachers got jobs, so when she received a scholarship to go to college, she returned to Hesston to begin her first year of college.

During her first year of college, Ethel met a handsome young man from Oregon, Norman Lind Jr.  The were married the following year on Feb. 23,1936.  Their first home was in Kansas City, where Norman had a good job making 30 cents an hour in a cabinet shop.  They lived in Kansas City for seven years.  During that time two daughters, Genevieve and Carolyn, were born.

In 1944, the family moved to Sweet Home [Ore.] to a 140-acre unimproved farm.  Norman built their first home, where they lived for 23 years.  Phyllis and Curtis were born during this stage of their life.  Norman became an electrical contractor, owning Lind's Electric.  Ethel maintained the home office for Norman while raising her children.

In 1967, they moved to Lebanon [Ore.].  Norman was semi-retired, and they started heading to the Southwest for the winter.  They would return each spring loaded with tree-ripened oranges and grapefruit.  When Norman retired, they moved to a smaller home in Albany.  They continued to travel, camp and enjoyed their golden years.

Following Norman's death in 1997, Ethel moved to Mennonite Village, where she lived independently with her devoted dog, Toto, until her death.

Ethel was a devoted mother and homemaker.  She loved her randchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a master quilter and made delicious cinnamon rolls and bread.  Her baking skills were enjoyed by many campers at Drift Creek Camp, where Ethel was the baker for many years.  Ethel became a Christian when she was 9 years old and was very active in the activities of the Sweet Home and  Lebanon Mennonite Churches.  She taught Sunday school and Bible school for many years.

Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Norman Lind Jr.; daughter Genevieve; and brothers Willard and Clifford Hartzler.

She is survived [by] children Carolyn Hockman of Canby, Phyllis Lind of Lebanon and Curtis Lind of Eugene; grandchildren Cynthia Hockman-Chupp, Julie Hawley, Cathy Hockman-Wert, Stacey Nofziger, Debra Nofziger, Jon Schmaltz and Kassia Lind; great-grandchiildren, Kasaundra, Bethany, Brandon and Caleb Chupp; and sisters Mildred Myers, Ida Slagell and Leona Watson.

"Ours had [sic.] been a goodly heritage.  Our lives have fallen in pleasant places."  (A quote from Ethel's life story.)

A funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the Albany Mennonite Church, 3405 Kizer Ave., in Albany.   Burial will follow at Willamette Memorial Park in Millersburg.

To send an online condolence to the family, go to

Memorial contributions can be made to Drift Creek Mennonite Camp in care of Huston-Jost Funeral Home, 68 W. Grant St., Lebanon, OR 97355.

Submitted, with additions, by: Hope Kauffman Lind
From: Albany [Ore.] Democrat-Herald, Nov. 18, 2006

Litwiller, Aaron, Jr., 81, of Hopedale , IL died April 29, 2006 at Hopedale, IL.  He was born October 15, 1924 at Hopedale, IL to the late Aaron, Sr. & Lena (Egli) Litwiller.  On June 25, 1944 he was married to Ruth Crumrine , whois deceased.

Surviving are children, Lonnie (Joanne), Perry (Jane) Litwiller, Doug (Denise), 7  grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild.

The funeral was held May 3, 2006 at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, IL with burial in Mennonite Cemetery, Hopedale, IL.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Hopedale Mennonite Church Hopedale, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Litwiller, Lawrence J
., 93, of Morton, IL died March 16, 2006 at Morton, IL.  He was born September 3, 1912 at Minier, IL to Daniel & Lena (Wittrig) Litwiller.   Lena Wittrig Litwiller was born April 30, 1885 and died May 30, 1973.

On June 23, 1938 Lawrence was married to Gladys Martin, who survives.

Surviving are children, Larry Wayne (Sandra K.) Litwiller, Don (Nancy) Litwiller, Myron (Sarah) Litwiller, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

The funeral was held March 21, 2006  at Hopedale Mennonite Church, Hopedale, IL with burial in Hopedale Cemetery, Hopedale, IL.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.

Submitted by: Gladys Litwiller, Morton, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Livengood, Betty Taylor, of Keyser, went to be with the Lord on Monday, May 22, 2006. She was 75 years old. Born August 15th, 1930, in Galax, Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Thomas H. Taylor and Lillian (Osborne) Taylor.

Mrs. Livengood attended Galax Elementary School before moving to LaVale, MD and attending LaVale Elementary and Cresaptown Elementary Schools. She also was a pupil at Piney Plains School in Flintstone and Cresaptown Jr. High. She attended Allegheny and Garrett County high schools.

Mrs. Livengood graduated summa cum laude from Frostburg State University with a BA in Elementary Education. She received a MA in Supervision from West Virginia University. Mrs. Livengood was a schoolteacher at Short Gap Elementary School. She served as Supervisor of Instruction, Personnel Director, Staff Development Coordinator, County Reading Administrator, Director of Curriculum and Director of General Education for Mineral County Schools. She retired in 1989.

She served on the boards of the West Virginia Association for Curriculum and Development as well as the National Association of Curriculum and Development. She was a member of the educational sororities of Delta Kappa Gamma and Phi Delta Kappa. She was a presenter at many educational conferences and her articles were published in numerous national journals.

In 1985, Mrs. Livengood was the recipient of the “West Virginia Leader of Learning” award, West Virginia’s Department of Education’s highest award. She was known as “The Mother of the Middle Schools” for her dedication to the concept and development of middle school education in West Virginia.

Mrs. Livengood was a long-time member of Pinto Mennonite Church where she was a Sunday school teacher and served on the Christian Education Committee. She was a member of the denominational Mennonite Board of Education for twelve years. She was a valuable resource to the Mennonite Church as an education representative on many boards and committees.

Mrs. Livengood is survived by her husband of 59 years, Paul Myron Livengood; one daughter, Judith L. Brenneman and husband Lawrence, of Keyser; one son, Dr. Paul T. Livengood and wife Janice, Keyser; six grandchildren, Krista B. Kimble and husband Jared, Haymarket, VA; P. Aaron Livengood and wife Beth, Keyser; Dr. Laura Brenneman, Bluffton, OH; Alyssa M. Waite and husband Nathaniel, Lancaster, PA; Dr. Ryan H. Livengood and wife Liz, Morgantown, WV; and Kevin D. Livengood and wife Tisha, Cederville, OH; six great-grandchildren; one sister, Norma Jean Harsh and husband Theodore of Keyser. She was preceded in death by one brother, Thomas Howard Taylor, Jr.

Friends will be received at the Hafer Funeral Home, Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, MD on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

The funeral service will be conducted at Pinto Mennonite Church on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with Pastors Phillip Dayton, Lester Hershey, and Paul T. Livengood officiating. The body will be at the church for viewing one hour prior to the service. Pallbearers are Aaron Livengood, Ryan Livengood, Kevin Livengood, Lawrence Brenneman, Jared Kimble, and Ted Harsh.

Interment will be at the Pinto Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pinto Mennonite Church Education Fund or to the Betty T. Livengood Scholarship Fund c/o Potomac State College, 101 Fort Avenue, Keyser, WV, 26726, attn: Libby Nichols.

Submitted by: Judith Brenneman, Keyser, WV

Lyndaker, Leslie R., 85, of Croghan, NY died January 19, 2006 at Lowville, NY of congestive heart failure.  He was born July, 6, 1920 at Croghan, NY  to Joseph & Sarah (Yousey) Lyndaker.  Sarah was born December 10, 1882 and died August 16, 1965.

On June 14, 1944 he was married to Vera Lehman, who survives.

Surviving are children, Vernon, Marlin, 5 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a sister Mrs. Stella (Lyndaker) Patton. 
Predeceased by siblings: Peter, Ira, Joseph, and Donald Lyndaker; and Mrs. Mary (Lyndaker) Grau.

The funeral was held January 22, 2006 at First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, Lowville, NY with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Geneva Virkler, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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