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An expanded obituary project of MennObits.  Includes additional information of obituaries appearing in
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Source of individual obituaries given with each record.  Project managed by Thelma Martin.

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Gaeddert, Rosella Regehr ; . . Gahman, Ruth W. Detweiler ; . . Gehman, Gladys M. Lehman ; . . Gehman, Lester W. ; . . Gehman, Luther Martin ; . . Gehman, Orpha C.; . . Geiser, Ben ; . . Geiser, Lois Arlene Balmer ; . . Gerber, Emery L. ; . . Gerber, Harry Dean ; . . Gingerich, Beryl J. ; . . Gingerich, Katrina M. ; . . Gingrich, Ann Keener; . . Gingrich, Edna M. Fox ; . . Gingrich, Leonard G. ; . . Glanzer, Shirley Wollman ; . . Godshall, Eva L. Halteman ; . . Godshall, Paul A. ; . . Godshall, Skyler Chase ; . . Goering, Emil ; . . Goering, Janet June Reinbolt ; . . Good, Beulah M. Yoder ; . . Good, Esther H. Herr ; . . Good, Evelyn H. Fellenbaum ; . . Good, Mahlon "Speedy" F., Jr. ; . . Good, Maynard L. ; . . Good, W. Richard ; . . Good, Willis N. ; . . Graber, Albert H. ; . . Graber, DeLayne Richard ; . . Grabill, Cleo Pletcher Yoder ; . . Gratzer Elisabeth Andres ; . . Graybill, Elizabeth Harnish ; . . Graybill, Paul K. ; . . Graybill, Wayne Harold "John" ; . . Greider, Doris Eberly ; . . Grieser, Glenferd Gene ; . . Grismore, Lenola R. Nusbaum ; . . Groff, Shirley L. Keeler; . . Groff, Willis M. ; . . Gross, Gladys Marie Nyberg; . .

Gaeddert, Rosella Regehr
, 89, of Inman, KS died July 20, 2013 at the same place. She was born April 25, 1924 to Goerge T, and Helen (Fehdrau) Regehr. On November 12, 1947 at Inman, KS she was married to Elmer David Gaeddert, who died January 5, 1998.

Surviving are children, Doris & Wayne Dick; one grandchild, two great-grandchildren, and two brothers, Harold Regehr and Gus & Ruth Regehr.

A brother, Goerge Regehr Jr. preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 24, 2013 at Bethel Mennonite Church, Inman, KS with burial in North Inman Cemetery, Inman, KS.

Submitted by: Kim Pankratz, Inman, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gahman, Ruth W. Detweiler
, 83, of Perkasie, Bucks County, PA died January 30, 2013 at the same place. She was born September 20, 1929 in Bedminster Twp., PA to Clayton and Alice W. (Wismer) Detweiler. She was married to Monroe T. Gahman, who died January 29, 2004.

Surviving are children, Patricia Bolton & husband, Ray of Kutztown, PA, Eva Yoder & husband, Kermit of Perkasie, PA; James Gahman & wife, Darlene of Souderton, PA, Wilbur Gahman & wife, Karen of Montrose, CO, and R. Duane Gahman & wife, Jennifer of Green Lane, PA; twelve grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and siblings: Ella Mae Landis of Souderton, PA, Cora Longacre of Franconia, PA, MariAn Nyce of Weatherford, OK; Arthur Detweiler & wife Irene of Danbor, PA, Raymond Detweiler & wife, Grace of Blooming Glen, PA, Elmer Detweiler & wife Alice of Bedminster, PA, and Chester Detweiler & wife, Janet of Lederach, PA.

Four brothers, Lloyd, Warren, Claude and Clayton Detweiler preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held February 4, 2013 at Deep Run Mennonite Church East, Perkasie, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Lois Ann Wismer, Perkasie, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gehman, Gladys M. Lehman
, 92, of Mount Joy, PA died May 4, 2013 at Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA. She was born October 5, 1920 to Walter and Anna Lehman. On March 14, 1943 she was married to Harold M. Gehman, who was born April 10, 1921 and died May 8, 2010.

Surviving are two sons, David E. Gehman, husband of Nona of Lancaster, and Edward D. Gehman, husband of Deborah, of Maytown; a daughter, Rachel Dawn Gehman, of Millersville; four grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

Two sons, James and John preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 17, 2013 at Andrew T. Scheid Funeral Home, Millersville, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in Millersville Mennonite Cemetery, Millersville, PA.

Submitted by: Christy Kauffman, Landisville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gehman, Lester W.
, 94, of Fairmount Homes, formerly of Bowmansville and New Holland, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at Ephrata Community Hospital after a brief illness.

Born in Brecknock Twp., Lancaster County, he was the son of the late Silas G. and Katie (Weber) Gehman. He was married 23 years on April 14 to Esther Mae (Weinhold) Good Gehman. His first wife, Esther W. (Martin) Gehman, died in 1989.

Lester retired in 1990 after 32 years as a truck driver for Adamstown Equipment. He worked in the greenhouse business with his brother-in-law for many years, and also drove school bus for Gehman's Mennonite School. Later he worked part time for Sunline Trailer Company.

He was a lifelong member of Gehman's Mennonite Church where he formerly served as secretary and treasurer. He enjoyed hunting and woodworking and was a licensed Ham Radio operator. During WWII he served 42 months with the Civilian Public Service in Luray, VA and OH.

Surviving in addition to his wife is a daughter, Mary Lynn, married to John H. Miller, Jr. of New Holland; two sons, Lowell D., married to Joyce (Good) Gehman of Wernersville, and Nelson D., married to Dianne (Weber) Gehman of Mohnton; 6 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; six step children, Ray H., married to Doris (Hess) Good of Akron, Glen L., married to Ruth (Betz) Good of Landisville, Joyce Mohn of Lancaster, Janet, married to Dennis Sauder of Clearfield, Jay, married to Debra (Eberly) Good of Denver, and Joan Swayze of Akron; 17 step grandchildren; and 33 step great grandchildren.

Preceding him in death are 2 great grandsons; 2 step great grandchildren; a sister, Mamie Musser; and a brother, Howard Gehman.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 25 at 10 a.m. at the Gehman's Mennonite Church, 127 Witmer Road, Adamstown with the Rev. Phil Horning, Retired Bishop Irvin L. Martin, and the Rev. Glen D. Martin officiating. Viewing will be held on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. at Fairmount Homes Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata and on Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at Gehman's Mennonite Church. Kindly omit flowers. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

Intelligencer Journal - 7/22/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Gehman, Luther Martin
, age 89, of 87 St. John Circle, Lititz, PA, passed away on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at Luther Acres.

Born in East Earl, PA, he was the son of the late Samuel H. and Anna Mary Martin Gehman. He and his wife, Marie Mentzer Gehman, celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on June 12, 2013.

Luther graduated from the former New Holland High School and continued his ­education at the former ­Lancaster Business School taking accounting courses.

He retired in 1988 from Armstrong World Industries following 46 years of employment in their accounting department.

Luther served in the U. S. Army during WWII as a tech sergeant. He received the Good Conduct Medal, the Victory Medal and the American Theatre Medal.

He was a member of and served as an elder for Highland Presbyterian Church. He also was a board member and treasurer of Harb-Adult, Inc.

In addition to his wife, Luther is survived by a daughter, Jean M. Grossman, wife of Michael, of Pittsburgh; a son, Donald L. Gehman, husband of Grace Ishmael-Gehman, of Studio City, CA; three grandchildren: Adrienne C., wife of Matthew Dugan, Samuel Gehman, Yasmine Gehman; two great-grandchildren: Kara and Alex Dugan. Preceding Luther in death was a sister, Louella King.

Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend Luther's Life Celebration Memorial Service at Highland Presbyterian Church, 500 E. Roseville Rd., Lancaster, PA, on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM with Rev. Dr. Roger Rabey officiating. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/26/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Gehman, Orpha C.
- 86, of Souderton, PA died, January 3, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was born April 18, 1926 in Bally, PA to Jacob H. Gehman and the late Katie (Clemmer) Gehman.

Orpha was a member of Boyertown Mennonite Church where she served as a former Sunday school teacher, a VBS teacher and was part of the ladies sewing circle.

She is survived by her brother, J. Russell Gehman & wife, Mary E. of Bechtelsville, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and two sisters, Anna and Miriam Gehman and her two brothers, Mark and Luke Gehman.

Funeral services were January 8, 2013 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, PA. Burial was at Bally Mennonite Cemetery Bally Berks Co., PA.

Source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home
& Crematory, Souderton, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler


Gehman, Orpha C., 86, of Bally, Berks Co., PA died January 3, 2013 at Souderton, PA. She was born April 19, 1926 at Bally, PA to Jakob H. and Katie (Clemmer) Gehman.

Memorial services were held January 8, 2013 at Boyertown Mennonite Church, Boyertown, Berks Co., PA with burial in Bally, PA.

Submitted by: Pastor Nelson Shenk
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Geiser, Ben
, 92, of Rittman, OH and formerly of Wadsworth, OH died February 25, 2013 at the Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman, OH. He was born near Kidron on September 28, 1920 to Benjamin and Anna (Lehman) Geiser and married Mabel Rohrer on March 25, 1944. She died June 6, 2003. He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church near Wadsworth.

Survived by children, Debbie (Dareld) Karber of Valley Center, KS, Robert (Linda) Geiser of McPherson, KS, Barbara (Roy) Keller of Dayton, VA, Hugh Geiser of Wadsworth and Steve (Rhoda) Geiser of Dalton; 11 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 2 step-great grandchildren; and a brother, Clayton Geiser of Dalton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Mabel and 2 sisters, Luella Steffen and Orpha Steiner; and 2 brothers, Ervin and Herman Geiser.

Memorial service was March 2, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Bethel Mennonite Church, Wadsworth, OH with Pastor Brian Gerber officiating. Burial will be held prior at 9:00 AM in the Maple Hill Church Cemetery.

Source: Spidell Funeral Home Mount Eaton, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Geiser, Lois Arlene Balmer
, 73, of Bluffton, Allen Co.,OH died July 4, 2013 at the same place. She was born October 16, 1939 at Bluffton, Ohio. She was married to Ronald Geiser.

Surviving are children, Jon (Sara) Geiser; Deron (Michele) Geiser; and Kamala (Eric) Renick; and seven grandchildren.

Memorial services were held July 8, 2013 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Bluffton, OH.

Submitted by:
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gerber, Emery L.
, 83, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died April 5, 2013 at the same place. He was born October 20, 1929 at Harper, KS to Joe and Ida (Yoder) Gerber. On February 16, 1951 he was married to Joan Ely.

Surviving are children, Jerry (Pam) Gerber; Lyn (Sue) Gerber; and Jana (Roger) Heger; nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Leona Gerber (George) Hostetler.

A daughter, Lucy Gerber (Jerre) Bontrager preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 20, 2013 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harper, KS.

Submitted by: Norma Diller, Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gerber, Harry Dean
, 82, of Tiskilwa, Bureau Co., IL died July 20, 2013 at Princeton, Bureau Co., IL after suffering a stroke.

He was born June 4, 1931 at Dalton, Wayne Co., Ohio to Aldis A. and Sarah Anna (Lehman) Gerber. Aldis was born June 24, 1890 and died October 24, 1981. Sarah Anna was born November 27, 1896 and died August 2, 1987.

On September 3, 1955 at Tiskilwa, IL he was married to Kathryn Elaine Rocke, who was born November 16, 1933 and survives.

Surviving are children, Pamela (Phillip) Kaufmann; Bradley Gerber; and Andrea (David) Horst; five grandchildren, and siblings: Orris Gerber, Barbara Murray, Doyle (Betty) Gerber; Norma Mumaw, Anne (James) Rios; and Karen (Walter) Thieszen.

A brother, Herman Gerber preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held July 25, 2013 at Willow Springs Mennonite Church, Tiskilwa, IL with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: K. Elaine Gerber, Tiskilwa, IL
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gingerich, Beryl J.
, 91, of Lowville, Lewis Co., NY died September 29, 2013 at Watertown, NY. He was born February 21, 1922 at Lowville to Samuel and Barbara (Lehman) Gingerich. On November 23, 1978 at Lowville, NY he was married to Eunice Zehr, who survives.

Beryl married Marion Jantzi in May 1946 at the Lowville Mennonite Church. They operated a dairy farm in Lowville until 1975. Marion died in 1977. On November 23, 1978, he married Eunice Zehr at the Lowville Mennonite Church with her brother, Rev. Richard Zehr officiating.

After selling the farm, he was employed at the Lowville Farmers Co-op in the lumberyard. He also volunteered at Beaver Camp for several years. Beryl loved spending time in his sugarbush making maple syrup and was a member of the American Maple Museum. He was active in many roles at church, was an avid reader, loved travelling, woodworking and visiting his grandchildren.

Surviving are children, Samuel (Erin Holmes), Pierre, South Dakota; Jane (Paul) Lehman, North Tonawanda, New York; Florine (Douglass) Purcell, Edmonds, Washington; Barbara Baker, Minneapolis, Minnesota; and Janelle (Stephen) Corn, Florence, Montana; eight grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a sister, Lila Widrick, Croghan, New York.

A sister, Joan Zehr, preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held October 3, 2013 at Lowville Mennonite Church, Lowville, NY with burial in Croghan Mennonite Cemetery, Croghan, Lewis Co., NY.

Submitted by: Sue Boldt, Lowville, NY
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gingerich, Katrina M.
, 24 of Plain City, OH February 5, 2013 at Grant Medical Center, a result of an automobile accident. Born June 11, 1988 in Marysville, Ohio. She was a dietician for Edgewater Place, Plain City and attended Lighthouse Mennonite Fellowship.

Survived by parents: Tim & Charlene (Schlabach) Gingerich; sisters: Hannah (Darrell) Miller, Maria Gingerich and Jodi Gingerich; brothers: Andrew Gingerich and Neil Gingerich; nephews: Lucas Scott Miller and Tyler Isaac Miller; Grandparents: Henry and Sara Etta Schlabach and Mary and the late: Joe Gingerich.

Funeral service was February 9, 2013 at the United Bethel Mennonite Church, Plain City, OH with Pastor Bryan Roby officiating and burial was in the Lighthouse Mennonite Cemetery, Plain City, OH.

Source: Ferguson Funeral Home, Inc. Plain City, OH.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Gingrich, Ann Keener

April 15, 1931 - Jan. 18, 2013

GOSHEN - Ann Keener Gingrich, 81, passed away Friday evening, Jan. 18, 2013, at home.

She was born April 15, 1931, to Clayton and Martha (Gish) Keener in Little Britain, Pa.

She married Paul Musser Gingrich Aug. 11, 1951, in Mechanic Grove, Pa.

Survivors include her husband; sons Larry P. (Sheila Kline) Gingrich of Birdsboro, Pa., J. Robert (Joyce) Hooley-Gingrich of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Africa, Jon L. (Rita) Gingrich of Goshen and Michael L. (Bonnie) Gingrich of Elkhart; daughter Lynda (Brent) Troyer of South Bend; son-in-law Tim (Candy) Cleary of Williamsburg, Va.; daughter-in-law Pam Dintaman of Arizona; sisters Barbara (Harold) Shenk of Lancaster, Pa., Betty (John) Drescher of Quakertown, Pa. and Marie (E. Daniel) Riehl of Lancaster; brother-in-law Rohrer (Mabel) Eshleman of Lancaster; and 10 grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a daughter, Bonnie Gingrich Cleary on Aug. 9, 1992; sister Ellen Eshelman; and brother Robert Keener.

She was a 1948 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School, Lancaster. Ann attended Eastern Mennonite University, Harrisonburg, Va. in 1952. She attended Hartford Seminary Foundation, Hartford, Conn. from 1958-59. In 1971 she received her BA in secondary education from Goshen College and in 1987 her MA in Theology and Ethics from Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) Elkhart. She attended Selly Oak College, Birmingham, United Kingdom in 1991.

She taught grades 1-8 at Brick Hill Elementary school from 1950-51. Along with her husband, Paul, she served as a missionary, teacher and counselor in Ethiopia and Kenya from 1954-69. She opened and operated a guesthouse in Nairobi from 1964-65.

From 1971-75 she worked as a substitute teacher in Goshen and Middlebury schools and in 1976 she taught at Goshen College Laboratory Kindergarten. In 1976-77 she served as co-director of Goshen College's Study Service Trimester program in Belize, Central America, and from 1976-1982 she helped Goshen College with exit interviews and retention study.

Ann worked at Mennonite Historical Library from 1981-1982, before serving as Pastoral Counselor at AMBS from 1983-90. In 1994-97 she and Paul served as Peace Evangelists for Mennonite Church USA and most recently were serving as overseers for College Mennonite Church. Ann and Paul were recognized by Eastern Mennonite University and Seminary with the 1993 Distinguished Service Award in recognition of their lifetime of service. In 2005, AMBS honored Ann with the Alumni Ministry and Service Award. This was given in honor of her work with victims of abuse.

An active member of Belmont Mennonite Church, Ann facilitated worship leading, sexual abuse survivor groups and did some occasional preaching. She also served on the Mennonite Stewardship Commission, the Personnel Committee of Mennonite Board of Missions and led retreats on marriage and family, women's issues and human sexuality, in addition to serving as a resource person for Intentional Communities and Christian growth groups. From 1974-91 she was involved with Assembly Mennonite church as a pastoral counselor, elder, worship leader, trustee and occasional preacher.

Her hobbies included reading, gardening, home decorating, scrap booking, women's empowerment and her grandchildren.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, funeral service at Belmont Mennonite Church, Elkhart. Pastors Larry Rohrer and Amanda Yoder will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to AMBS or Goshen Care at Home Hospice.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 21, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gingrich, Edna M. Fox
, 89, of Womelsdorf, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2013, at her home, after a brief illness. She was the wife of the late Paul L. Gingrich who died on July 14, 2001. Born in Brecknock Twp., on March 17, 1924, she was the daughter of the late Walter S. and Susie Horning Fox.

She is survived by her sons, Walter F. husband of Doreen Gingrich of Temple and Jay P. husband of Karen (Longenecker) Gingrich of Bernville; daughters, Erma J. wife of Burnell Moyer of Manheim, Arlene F. wife of Elmer Franck of NC, Marian F. wife of Gerald Kilmer of WI, Lois F. wife of Donald Himelright of MO and Julia F. wife of Brian Hefferon of Annville; 23 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren; sisters, Esther Doutrich of Myerstown and Pauline Newswanger of Akron.

She was preceded in death by her son, Marvin F. Gingrich; a grandson, Eldon Kilmer; and a sister, Marian Good.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013, at 10 AM at the Swatara Mennonite Church, 10 Swatara Rd., Myerstown. Viewing will be held on Sunday at the church from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home & Crematory, Jones-town, is handling the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/17/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Gingrich, Leonard G.
, 89, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died May 24, 2013 at Kitchener, Ontario. He was born February 25, 1924 in Waterloo Township to Amos and Susanna (Gingrich) Gingrich. On September 10, 1949 he was married to Doris Burkhart, who was born August 19, 1927 and died February 2, 1991.

Surviving are children, Gary (Pauline) Gingrich, Marlin (Nadine) Gingrich, Wendy Gingrich (Chris Blanche), and Kevin Gingrich, nine grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a brother, Mervin (Delphine) Gingrich.

A daughter, Charlotte Gingrich (at birth) preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held May 31, 2013 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario with burial in St. Jacobs Mennonite Cemetery, Three Bridges, Ontario.

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

Glanzer, Shirley Wollman
, 77, of Freeman, Hutchinson Co., SD died November 4, 2013 at the same place.

She was born August 23, 1936 at Freeman, SD to Andy S. and Anna (Stahl) Wollman. Andy was born October 28, 1911 and died July 12, 1969. Anna was born July 15, 1920 and died May 2, 1974.

On June 17, 1956 at Freeman, SD she was married to Clarence Glanzer, who was born August 22, 1932 and died May 13, 2000.

Surviving are children, Patricia (Frank) Falk; Randy Glanzer; Charles (Linda) Glanzer; and Brenda (Cecil) Lilliston; four grandchildren, and a sister, Linda Anderson.

Her siblings, Jerry Wollman, Angeline Mendel, Delmore Wollman, and Nancy Heckenlaible, preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held November 7, 2013 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Edie Tschetter, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Godshall, Eva L. Halteman
, - 91, of Souderton, PA; formerly of Colmar, PA died September 17, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes. She was born December 31, 1921 in Franconia, PA to Melvin & Laura (Landis) Halteman. She was the loving wife of Ernest D. Godshall for 72 years. Eva was a member of Plains Mennonite Church.

Survived by her husband Ernest and two sons, Ernest Godshall, Jr. & wife, Carolyn of Evansville, IN, Kenneth Godshall & wife, Carol of Telford, PA; her nine grandchildren; her fourteen great-grandchildren; her fourteen great-great-grandchildren; her five sisters, Sara Kulp of Souderton, PA, Catherine Detweiler of Hilltown, PA, Florence Weaver of Souderton, PA, Loretta Miller & husband, Omar of Souderton, PA, Margaret Allebach & husband, Gerald of Palmyra, PA; her brother, Russell Halteman & wife, Catherine of Souderton, PA; her daughter-in-law, Paulette Fly of Lansdale, PA and her sister-in-law, Mildred Halteman of Souderton, PA.

Eva was preceded in death by her parents, her son, Ronald H. Godshall; her daughter, Sandra F. Godshall; her brother, Lester Halteman and her three brothers-in-law, Henry D. Kulp, Paul Weaver and Clayton Detweiler.

A funeral service was September 20, 2013 at 11:00 am at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA. Burial was at Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Hatfield, PA

Source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home &
Crematory Souderton, PA
Submitted by Leon Hertzler


Godshall, Eva L. Halteman, 91, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died September 17 2013 at the same place. She was born December 31, 1921 at Franconia, PA to Melvin and Laura Halteman. On June 8, 1941 she was married to Ernie D. Godshall, who was born January 5, 1920 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, Ernie Godshall, Jr. and wife Carolyn; and Kenny Godshall and wife Carol; nine grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren, and siblings, Sara Kulp; Catherine Detweiler; Florence Weaver; Loretta Miller and husband Omar; Margaret Allebach and husband Gerald; and Russell Halteman and wife Catherine,

A son, Ronald Godshall, a daughter, Sandy Godshall, and a brother, Lester Halteman preceded her in death.

Eva along with her husband Ernie owned and operated Godshall's Poultry at the Reading Terminal Market, Philadelphia, PA

Memorial services were held September 20, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Plains Mennonite Cemetery, Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Michael Derstine, Hatfield, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Godshall, Paul A.,
98, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died February 18, 2013 at the same place. He was born October 12, 1914 at Lower Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA to Enos D. and Catherine (Allebach) Godshall. On April 12, 1936 at Franconia Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, he was married to Stella B. Moyer, who was born June 30, 1916 and died August 4, 2008.

Surviving are daughter, Miriam M. Godshall; daughter, Lourene G. Bender & husband Nevin; son, Stanley M. Godshall & wife Susan; and son, Philip M. Godshall & wife Donna; eleven, grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren.

Two brothers, Abram Godshall, and Clayton Godshall, and four sisters, Edna Landis, Mary Myers, Catherine Meyers, and Ella Mae Detweiler preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 24, 2013 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Franconia Mennonite Church Cemetery, Telford, Montgomery Co., PA.

Submitted by: Barb Moyer, Telford, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Godshall, Skyler Chase
, 16, of Denver, PA died unexpectedly on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He was born in Sellersville, PA to Michael S. Godshall and Teresa Lee (Anders) Godshall.

Survived by his parents, maternal grandparents, Lee & Diane Anders of Alburtis, PA; his paternal grandparents, Earl & Marilyn Godshall of Harleysville, PA; his maternal great-grandfather, LeRoy S. Anders & wife, Wilma Lee of Alburtis, PA; his paternal great-grandfather, Walton Detweiler & wife, Verna Mae of Souderton, PA; his two sisters, Emma & Miah Godshall, both of Denver, PA and his brother, Aidan Godshall of Denver, PA.

A celebration of life service was April 11, 2013 at Franconia Mennonite Church, Telford, PA.

Source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral
Home & Crematory, Souderton, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Goering, Emil
, 85, of Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas died January 7, 2013 at the same place. He was born August 14, 1927 at McPherson, McPherson County, Kansas. He was married to Lavina, who is deceased.

Surviving are daughter, Beth and Allan Tanner; sons, Michael Goering, Les and Linda Goering, Thomas and Deborah Goering, and Jonas and Sherry Goering, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and siblings, Marjorie Stucky and Clyde Goering and Marlo Goering.

His siblings, Meta Juhnke, Elmer Goering, Mary Ann Preheim, Laura Krehbiel, Harvey Goering, Phillip Goering, Reuben Goering and Donald Goering preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 19, 2013 at Southern Hills Mennonite Church, Topeka, Kansas.

Submitted by: Rebekah Wheaton, Topeka, Kansas
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Goering, Janet June Reinbolt
, 78, of Hudson, MI died September 4, 2013 at Ann Arbor, MI. She was born June 8, 1935 to Charles Michael and Mary Kathryn (Hartley) Reinbolt. She was married to Gene Goering.

Surviving are children, Michelle (Gail) Gnagey, Gene Jr. (Karen) Goering, Jana (David) Wheeler, and Kristi (Stefan) Hiltbrunner, 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

Memorial services were held September 9, 2013 at Lockport Mennonite Church, Stryker, Ohio.

Submitted by: Barb Crossgrove, Stryker, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Good, Beulah M. Yoder
, age 100, of Rittman, formerly of Dalton, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 19, 2013, at Apostolic Christian Home in Rittman.

Beulah was born on July 31, 1912, in Orrville, to Aaron and Mary Ann (Short) Yoder and married H. Jason Good on December 24, 1932, in Orrville. He died on August 8, 2010.

She was a homemaker and previously worked as a nurse for the former Wayne General Osteopathic Hospital in Orrville, Sarasota Memorial Hospital in Florida, and Shady Lawn Healthcare Community in Dalton.

Beulah was a member of Immanuel Fellowship of Guerne. She enjoyed wintering in Florida with her husband for nearly 50 years, crocheting, and flower gardening. She loved to spend time with people, especially her family.

Surviving are 2 sons, Raymond B. (Betty) Good of Dawson Creek, BC, Canada, and Roger (Linda) Good of Bird-In-Hand, PA; a daughter, Helen (Luther Good) Schlabach of Smithville; 10 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 12 great-great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Donna Good of Orrville; and a sister, Dorothy Martell of Glendale, AZ.

She was preceded in death by a son, Robert J. Good; sister, Lola Stuckey; and a great-great grandchild.

Services will be held at 3:00 PM on Thursday, May 23, 2013, at County Line Mennonite Church in Dalton, with Clarence Neuenschwander officiating. Burial will take place at County Line Mennonite Cemetery in Dalton.

Friends may call on Thursday at County Line Mennonite Church in Dalton from 1 - 3 pm prior to the service.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville is handling the arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at the funeral home's web site at

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Greater Wayne County, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster, OH 44691 or the Apostolic Christian Home, 10680 Steiner Road, Rittman, OH 44270.

Auble Funeral Home, Orrville, OH
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Good, Esther H. Herr
, 89, of Lancaster, formerly of New Holland, died Saturday, April 13, 2013 at Mennonite Home in Lancaster.

Born in New Holland, she was the daughter of the late Ivan B. and Mary H. (Nolt) Herr. Her husband, Cloyd G. Good, died June 7, 2004.

Esther was a homemaker and a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church. She enjoyed sewing.

Surviving are five children, Shirley, married to Angel Orta of East Earl, Arlene, married to Francisco Delgado of East Earl, Louise, married to Israel Colon of Mohnton, Kenneth, married to Elena Good of New Holland, and Donald Good of Lancaster; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and a brother Roy, married to Laverne Herr both of New Holland.

Preceding her in death is a son, LaVerne Good; and a brother, Melvin Herr.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 3 pm at the New Holland Mennonite Church, 18 Western Ave., New Holland with the Reverend Conrad Graybill and the Reverend Frank Shirk officiating. Interment will be in the New Holland Mennonite Cemetery. Viewing will be held on Thursday at the Church from 1-3 pm. To send the family online condolences visit us at <>. Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 4/15/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Good, Evelyn H. Fellenbaum
, 94, formerly of Mockingbird Drive, Columbia, PA, died on Tuesday [Nov. 5, 2013] at Hospice and Community Care Mt. Joy Facility following a brief illness. She had been residing at Longwood Manor in Maytown, PA for the past 2 years. She was the wife of the late Daniel K. Good who preceded her in death in 1991.

Born in Rapho Twp., she was the daughter of the late Clyde and Edna Hilton Fellenbaum. Evelyn was a homemaker for most of her life but was associated with her husband in farming and starting the family business, Good's Poultry, Inc. in 1943. She was a member of the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church and taught Sunday School earlier in her life. She also participated in the Jr. Sewing Circle and attended Women's Aglow.

Surviving are 2 Sons: Lester F. husband of Mary Good of Columbia, PA and Daniel F. husband of Sharon Good of Mountville, PA and 2 Daughters: Anna Lois wife of John E. Boll of Bolivar, NY and Lorraine wife of James Cutrer of Homestead, FL. Also surviving are 9 Grandchildren, 20 Great-Grandchildren and 4 Brothers: Clyde Fellenbaum of Maytown, PA, Fred Fellenbaum of East Petersburg, PA, Daniel Fellenbaum of Manheim, PA and Marlin husband of Jackie Fellenbaum of Lancaster, PA. She was predeceased by Brothers: Robert, Glenn and James Fellenbaum and -Sisters: Alta Correll, Grace Sands and Blanche Bauman.

At Evelyn's request, there will be no public viewing; however, the Family will receive Friends for a Visitation on Friday Evening, November 8, 2013 from 6:00PM - 8:00PM at the Clyde W. Kraft Funeral Home, Inc., 519 Walnut St., Columbia, PA. The Memorial Service will be held from the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church, 4050 Marietta Ave., Columbia, PA on Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM with Rev. Derrick B. Garber officiating. A Private Family Interment will be in East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery. For those who desire, Memorial Contributions may be made in Evelyn's memory to the Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church.

Intelligencer Journal - 11/6/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Good, Mahlon "Speedy" F., Jr.
, 82, of Denver, PA died July 1, 2013, at his residence. He was born 1931 in Hinkletown, PA to Mahlon Sr. and Fannie (Stauffer) Good and was the husband of Joyce (Bauman) Good with whom he just celebrated 32 years of marriage on June 13.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Sandra, wife of Mark Brunner of Terre Hill; 2 sons, David Good of Terre Hill, Thomas Good of Mountville; a stepson, Mark, husband of Dawn (Rutter) Heck of Denver; a step daughter, Donna, wife of William Longenecker of Canton, PA; 3 grandchildren, Jennifer, Rodney and Steven; 6 great grandchildren and a sister, Susie Krieder of Ephrata.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Lois (Weidman) Good who he was married to for 28 years; a son, James Good; 4 brothers, Warren, Harry, Norman and Charles; 5 sisters, Anna, Edna, Mary, Margaret and Eva.

Funeral service was July 8, 2013 at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA with Pastors Ken Hoffer and Glenn Sauder officiating. Interment was in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc.
Akron/Ephrata, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Good, Maynard L.

March 6, 1928 - Aug. 19, 2013

ELKHART - Maynard L. Good, 85, of Elkhart, died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Elkhart General Hospital.

He was born March 6, 1928, in Elkhart to Jacob H. and Ada (Christophel) Good.

He married Anna Ruth Nafziger on Aug. 17, 1952.

She survives along with his children, Stephen (Rachel) Good of Mozambique, Marilee (Ron) Diener, Deborah Good and Thomas (Annetta Borntrager) Good, all of Goshen and John (Lori) Good of Georgia; brothers Willard (Rose) Good of Kansas and Truman (Beverly) Good of Tennessee; sisters Doris (Kenneth) Shoemaker of Illinois, and Melba Miller of Colorado; 12 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

He was preceded in death by a son, James Good.

Maynard was an actively involved life member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church, where he was chorister for many years. He was instrumental in the formation of Church Community Services and served as the first president. He volunteered for Mennonite Central Committee in Puerto Rico during his early 20s.

He was owner of Spring Valley Ranch and Blueberry Park. He was an entrepreneur with other interests and businesses in the area.

Friends may call from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2013, at Prairie Street Church. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Mennonite Central Committee or Church Community Services.

Hartzler-Gutermuth-Inman Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Online condolences may be sent at

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 22, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Good, W. Richard
, 66, of New Holland, PA died August 2, 2013 at the Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia after a brief illness. Born 1946 in Morgantown, PA to Walter R. and Ruth (Petersheim) Good. He would have been married 42 years on August 21 to Sandra (Mast) Good. Rich attended Petra Christian Fellowship in New Holland and was a member of the Gap Male Chorus.

Survivied by his wife Sandra and two daughters, Stephanie M. Good of New Holland, and Lisa M. Good and her fiancé, Matthew Pape both of Lancaster; two brothers and a sister, Glenn L., married to Faye (Weaver) Good of Leola, Elaine, married to Pat Riley of Pasadena, CA, and Linford, married to Velma (Brubaker) Good of Lancaster.

Preceding him in death is a sister, Ruth Ann Weatherholtz.

Funeral service was August 10, 2013 at Petra Christian Fellowship, New Holland with the Reverend Lester Zimmerman, the Reverend Titus Kauffman, and the Reverend Dan Althouse officiating. Interment will be held at the Petra Memorial Park at the convenience of the family.

Source: Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Good, Willis N.
, 79, of Myerstown, PA, entered into rest at his home on Friday, March 29, 2013. He was the husband of Esther B. Zimmerman Good. They were married 58 years on February 19. Born in Ephrata Township, Lancaster County on May 16, 1933, he was the son of the late Edward and Frances Nolt Good. He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference and was a retired farmer.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by seven sons, David husband of Waneta Hochstetler Good of Myerstown; Carl husband of Karen Weaver Good of Myerstown; Warren husband of Lois Hursh Good of Bethel; Lawrence husband of Kathryn Martin Good of Womelsdorf; Curvin husband of Dawn Zimmerman Good of Myerstown; Jay husband of Janet Martin Good of Myerstown; Harlan husband of Regina Weiler Good of Myerstown; five daughters, Anna Mary wife of Dale Good of Newmanstown; Ruth wife of Curtis Hoover of Lebanon; Regina wife of Joseph Martin of Lebanon; Linda wife of Dennis Martin of Mohnton; Nancy wife of Daniel Reed of Towanda; 80 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; brothers, Luke husband of Martha Hoover Good of Lititz; Mark husband of Louella Sauder Good of Lititz; Moses husband of Lizzie Nolt Good of Manheim; Jonas husband of Grace Neff Good of Manheim; sister, Katie wife of Henry Garman of Stevens.

He was preceded in death by brothers, Lloyd husband of the late Mary Hurst Good; Ivan husband of Anna Martin Good; Jacob husband of Arlene Martin Good; Edward husband of Vera Zimmerman Good Martin; Allan Good; sister, Anna wife of the late Henry Martin; daughter-in-law, Sylvia Martin wife of David Good; sister-in-law, Marian Sensenig wife of Mark Good.

Funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 9:30 AM in the Fairview Mennonite Church, Elco Drive, Myerstown, PA. Viewing on Monday from 2 to 4 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, 141 Jackson Road, Lebanon, PA. Interment will be made in the adjoining church cemetery. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling his arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 3/30/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Graber, Albert H.

April 8, 1923 Nov. 4, 2013

MILLERSBURG - Albert H. Graber, 90, of Millersburg, died at 1:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 4, 2013, at home.

He was born April 8, 1923, in Milo, N.D., to the late Henry and Susanna (Mullet) Graber.

On March 17, 1949, in Nappanee, he married Katie Yoder.

Survivors include his wife; children Esther (Menno) Schrock, Irene (Lester) Hochstetler, Nelson (Ruby) Graber of Shipshewana, Glen (Polly) Graber of Millersburg, Harvey (Terry), Jonas (Diane) and Paul (Carol) Graber, all of Nappanee, and Marvin (Lydia) Graber; 28 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and siblings Aaron Graber and Agnes (Harley) Yoder.

His son, Ervin Graber; sisters Caroline Weaver and Mary Peachy; brothers Herman, Daniel and Edward Graber; and one granddaughter predeceased him.

Visitation will be after 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, and all day Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Glen Graber's home 10870 C.R. 44, Millersburg. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at Larry Yoder's home, 68100 C.R. 43, Millersburg. Burial will be in Weldy Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 5, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Graber, DeLayne Richard
, 74, of Freeman, Turner Co., SD died September 10, 2013 at Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SD after suffering a heart attack.

He was born April 7, 1939 at Freeman, SD to Richard H. and Leone (Ortman) Graber. Richard was born January 2, 1908 and died November 27, 1986. Leone was born July 10, 1913 and died April 19, 2006.

On August 11, 1961 at Freeman he was married to Rita Joan Fliginger, who was born January 26, 1939 and survives.

Surviving are two sons, David (Beth) Graber, and Tom (Kim); four grandchildren, and two brothers, Ken and Jim.

preceded him/her in death.

Memorial services were held September 10, 2013 at Salem Mennonite Church, Freeman, SD with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Amy Waltner, Freeman, SD
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Grabill, Cleo Pletcher Yoder

March 21, 1911 - July 20, 2013

GOSHEN - Cleo Pletcher Yoder Grabill, 102, died at her home late Saturday night, July 20, 2013.

She was born March 21, 1911, in Middlebury to Merrill and Moda (Bontrager) Pletcher.

At age 12 she moved to Elkhart. She attended Elkhart High School and sang in the Girls' Glee Club and the church choir.

She married Leonard C. Yoder on Jan. 10, 1932, at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, in a double ceremony with her sister, Velma and Dr. Virgil Good. Leonard died May 26, 1974.

She married Wilmer J. Grabill on Jan. 27, 1979, in Goshen. He died Sept. 5, 1996.

She is survived by four sons, Leon (L.C.) Yoder of Austin, Texas, LeVon (Anita) Yoder and Ronald (Connie) Yoder, both of Goshen and Kenyon (Susan) Yoder of Elkhart; 10 grandchildren, William (Tammy) Yoder, Kimberly Yoder, Carmen Yoder, Teryl Yoder, Britt (Kelly) Newman, Damian (Angie) Yoder, Schatzi Yoder, Tonya (Damian) Cionek, Carrie (Michael) Atkinson and Danielle (Tyler) Turner; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Leota Miller Leer of Middlebury.

She was preceded in death by her parents; both husbands; an infant daughter, Frieda; a son, Marvin; two sisters, Myrtis Mann and Velma Good; a brother, Willard; and a foster brother, Ervin Boyer.

A former member of North Goshen Mennonite Church, Cleo taught Sunday school and Bible school, sponsored youth activities and was active in the women's organizations. Following her marriage to Wilmer, she attended Brenneman Memorial Missionary Church.

Cleo volunteered at the MCC Self-Help Shop, The Window, Goshen General Hospital, Mennonite Disaster Service and Goshen Mennonite Relief Sale.

Her special interests included sewing, needlework and rug weaving. She especially enjoyed traveling and entertaining family and friends.

Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where a 10 a.m. Thursday, July 25, 2013, funeral service will be conducted. Burial will follow in Gracelawn Cemetery, Middlebury.

Memorial contributions may be made to Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
July 22, 2013
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gratzer Elisabeth Andres
, 98, of Bluffton, Allen, Ohio died March 20, 2013 at the same place. She was born June 26, 1914 at Hamburg, Germany.

Surviving are a daughter, Heidrun Awad, two grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held April 20, 1913 at First Mennonite Church.

Submitted by: Heidrun Awad
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Elizabeth Gratzer, 98, was born in Hamburg Germany

Elisabeth Gratzer, 98, died at 2:15 p.m. March 20, 2013 at Mennonite Memorial Home, Bluffton. She was born June 26, 1914 in Hamburg, Germany, to the late Franz and Elisabeth (Riess) Andres.

She retired as an auditor for a department store in Hamburg, Germany, prior to coming to the United States. She became an American Citizen in 2000. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Bluffton.

Survivors include a daughter, Heidrun Awad, of Bluffton; a granddaughter Tamara (Greg) Awad-Lobe of Kitchener, Ontario; a grandson Karim (Kristie) Awad of Toronto, Ontario; and two great grandchildren Elias and Aisha Awad-Lobe.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at

Posted by Fred Steiner on March 22, 2013
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Graybill, Elizabeth Harnish
, 99, passed away May 2, 2013 at Landis Homes. Born in West Lampeter Township, she was the daughter of the late Jacob T. and Ella Weaver Harnish. She was the wife of John H. Graybill. They were married for 13 years.

She was a member of Willow Street Mennonite Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She spent six years in Tanzania teaching practical skills to leprosy patients. She enjoyed sewing patches for comforter tops and visiting with family and friends.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by: two stepdaughters, Miriam Thomas of Lititz, Midge Gerlach (Robert) of Washington Boro; two stepsons, John Wilber Graybill (Jeanine F.) of Willow Street, Herbert Graybill (Elaine F.) of New Providence; 10 step-grandchildren; 15 step-great-grandchildren and one brother Henry Harnish of Okla. She was preceded in death by nine siblings.

A funeral will be held on Monday, May 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, 1001 E. Oregon Rd., Lititz. Friends may call Sunday, May 5, 2013 from 6-8:00 PM and Monday 10-11:00 AM at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes. Interment will be in Mechanic Grove Mennonite Cemetery, Quarryville.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/3/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Graybill, Paul K.
, 88, of Ephrata, formerly of Lititz, passed away on Friday, August 2, at Fairmount Homes Retirement Community.

He was born in Elverson to the late Ammon S. and Anna (Keener) Graybill and was the husband of the late Grace (Herr) -Graybill, who passed away January of 2012.

Paul had been a very active member for many years in the former Hess Mennonite Church, now called Crossroads Community Fellowship, Lititz, where he was a Sunday School teacher. An avid reader, he also enjoyed working in his wood shop and doing and teaching basket weaving. During the 1960's, he and his wife served a missions church in Harrisburg, for 10 years, called Herr Street Mennonite Church.

In his early years, Paul was a painter, wallpaper hanger and an interior and exterior designer. He then owned and operated Fireside Crafts with his late wife for many years until 1985 when he retired.

Paul is survived by 2 sons, Dayvid, husband of Gwen (Penner) Graybill of Denver, CO, James "Jim", husband of Beverly (Graybill) Graybill of Elizabethtown; 2 daughters, Jean, wife of Mark Martin of Sarasota, FL, Marianne Ferguson, wife of Kenneth Bletz of Wellsboro, PA; 10 grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren; 2 brothers, John Graybill of Lititz, Ammon Jr., husband of Pat Graybill of Lancaster; and a sister, Mary, wife of Noah Hurst of Ephrata.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by 2 sisters, Elizabeth Good and Anna Mae Sheaffer.

A viewing will be held on Friday, August 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wheatridge Chapel of Fairmount Homes, 333 Wheatridge Dr., Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Saturday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the Crossroads Community Fellowship, 1060 E. Newport Road, Lititz, followed by funeral services held at 10:00 a.m., with Rev. Kyle D. Buckwalter officiating. Interment will take place in the Hess Mennonite Cemetery.

Memorial contributions in Paul's memory may be made to Hospice & Community Care, P. O. Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604 and Fairmount Homes Caring Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Drive, Ephrata, PA 17522.

Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Inc., Akron/Ephrata.

Intelligencer Journal - 8/4/2013
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Graybill, Wayne Harold "John"
86, of Selinsgrove, PA formerly of Grayson View and Richfield, died April 15, 2013, at the Manor at Penn Village. He was born Sept. 8, 1926, in West Perry Twp, Snyder Co. PA., to David Edward and Lizzie (Benner) Graybill. He was married to the former June Steffen, who preceded him on Feb. 14, 2008. He was a member of Richfield Mennonite Church and in 1974 started the audio-taping ministry. Wayne served as treasurer for the missionary fund, assisted the auditors and sang in the church choir and the "Heraldaires Quartet."

Survived by two sisters, Ida Leitzel and Irene Haubert, both of Mount Pleasant Mills; a godson, Donald "J.R." Mull and his wife, Tiffanee, and two goddaughters, Kelly Ortmyer and her husband, George, and Kim Kerstetter and her husband, Jeff, all of Richfield; and three generations of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded by his hife June and two brothers, Percy William and Robert H. Graybill; two sisters, Hazel Swartz and Sadie Graybill; two brothers-in-law, Robert Leitzel and Marlin Haubert; and four nephews.

Funeral service was April 7, 2013 at the Richfield Mennonite Church, Richfield, PA with Pastor Jerry R. O'Connell officiating, Pastor Aaron Benner assisting and the Rev. J. Arthur Mott as soloist. Burial will be made in Richfield Union Cemetery, Richfield, PA.

Source: The Daily Item Selingrove, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, 2014

Greider, Doris Eberly
, 68, of Bridgewater, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville.

Doris was born in Harrisonburg, Va., on Feb. 17, 1945, the daughter of the late Mark Rhodes and Frances O. (Burkholder) Eberly.

She was a homemaker and was employed by Good's Lawn and Garden Center in South Boston, Va. She worked for the Christian Light Publications in Harrisonburg and Harrisonburg Fruit & Produce Co. She was a member of Pike Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg.

She was united in marriage July 4, 1966, to Benjamin Willis Greider, who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a brother, Dwight O. Eberly and wife, Barbara, of Mount Crawford; two nieces, Lisa Graham and husband, Seneca, and Crystal Walker and husband, Christopher; three great-nieces, Natalye Graham, Sydney Walker and Hannah Walker; and two great-nephews, Seneca Merle Graham and Zachary Walker.

She was preceded in death by a sister, Diane Eberly.

A funeral service will be held at Pike Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, Va., at 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 21, with ministers of the church officiating. Burial will follow at Pike Mennonite Church Cemetery in Harrisonburg.

The family will receive friends Thursday 6 to 8 p.m. at Pike Mennonite Church in Harrisonburg.

Memorial contributions may be made to Christian Light Publications, 1051 Mount Clinton Pike, Harrisonburg, VA 22802.

Johnson Funeral Service in Bridgewater is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 6/20/2013
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Grieser, Glenferd Gene
, 68, of Hamilton, IN died July 23, 2013 at Ft. Wayne, Allen Co., IN. He was born May 14, 1945 at Wauseon, Fulton Co., OH. On July 25, 1970 at Archbold, Fulton Co., OH he was married to Karen Stuckey, who was born May 16, 1948 and survives.

Surviving are a son, Charlie Grieser, and siblings, Willard "Bill" (Marilyn) Grieser; two sisters, Virginia (Kenneth) Lee, and Berneda (Dean) Wyse; and one sister-in-law, Evelyn (Paul) Grieser Stevens.

His siblings, Herbert Grieser and Paul E. Grieser; one sister Lueen Riegsecker; one sister-in-law, Betty (Herbert) Grieser; and one brother-in-law, Edward (Lueen) Riegsecker preceded him in death.

A resident of the Archbold area many years, he moved to Hamilton Lake in 1999. He worked at Sauder Woodworking Company for 39 years before retiring. He served in 1-W Service in Colorado Springs, CO from 1965-67. He enjoyed woodworking, photography, boating, entertaining, and family time. Though he didn't always enjoy it, he was a constant help support for many theatre projects his wife got him into. He was a member of Central Mennonite Church near Archbold.

Memorial services were held July 29, 2013 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton Co., OH.

Submitted by: Dana Short, Archbold, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Grismore, Lenola R. Nusbaum
, 101, of Pandora, OH died June 29, 2013 at her residence. She was born near Columbus Grove, OH Jan. 23, 1912, to Peter and Susan Diller Nusbaum. On April 4, 1936, she married Maurice M. Grismore and he preceded her in death on Sept. 5, 1977. She was a member of St. John Mennonite Church, Pandora, and its Sunday school and Missionary Society.

Survivors include a son Win (Elaine) Grismore of Pandora, a daughter, Gloria (Earl) Bennett of Zephyr Hills, Fla., six grandchildren, Greg (Pam) Grismore, Doug (Gena) Grismore, Dwight (Letty) Grismore, Dan (Polly) Grismore, Susan (Dave) Grosan, and Brian Haffner, nine great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice and a brother, William Nusbaum and two sisters, Mary Herr and Lavern Hunt.

Funeral service was July 6, 2013 at St. John Mennonite Church. Rev. Lynn Thompson will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery, Pandora, OH

Source: Bluffton ICON
Bluffton, OH
Submitted by Leon Hertzler

Groff, Shirley L. Keeler
- 80, of Telford, PA died January 4, 2013 at Grand View Hospital Sellersville, PA. She was the wife of the late Merrill G. Groff for 43 years. Shirley was born August 31, 1932 in Kulpsville, PA to the late Henry M. Keeler and the late Edith (Leatherman) Keeler.

Shirley was a life member of Towamencin Mennonite Church where she was part of the ladies sewing circle. She volunteered at the Care & Share Thrift Shoppe in Souderton and volunteered at the Souderton Mennonite Homes.

Survived by her three sons, Gordon L. Groff of Pennsburg, PA, Royden M. Groff of Telford, PA, Bradley Groff & wife, Grace of Russellville, KY; her two daughters, Glenda Souder & husband, Vern of Harleysville, PA, Charlene McHugh & husband, Ted of Gilbertsville, PA; her sister, Ada Myers of Richlandtown, PA; her three brothers, Earl Keeler & wife, Dorothy of Souderton, PA, Donald Keeler & wife, Marilyn of Corry, PA, Carl Keeler & wife, Rose of Perkiomenville, PA; 13 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, granddaughter, Faith Mary Groff.

Services were private at the convenience of the family. Burial was at Towamencin Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home &
Crematory, Souderton, PA.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler

Groff, Willis M.
, 86, of Denver, CO died December 7, 2013 at the same place. He was born January 4, 1927 at Lancaster Co., PA to . He was married to Alma _____, who survives.

Surviving are children, Carolyn Groff, and Dale Groff and siblings, Melvin Groff, Norman Groff, and Naomi Groff.

A sister, Miriam Groff preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held January 4, 2014 at Chapel at Someren Glen-West, Centennial, CO.

Submitted by: Linda Welty, Denver, CO
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Gross, Gladys Marie Nyberg
, 93, formerly of Washington and Peoria, Illinois died November 11, 2013 at the Elmhurst Extended Care Center in Elmhurst, Illinois. Marie was born on November 2, 1920 in Peoria, Illinois to Robert and Nancy (Cox) Nyberg. On November 10, 1945 she married Ralph Gross in Peoria. Ralph passed away on January 17, 2005 in Washington after celebrating more than 59 years of marriage in the same home on Market Street in Washington. She was a member of Calvary Mennonite Church.

Among those surviving is her loving daughter, Joan (Donald) Hoff of Elmhurst; grandmother of James (Greta) Hoff, Daniel Hoff and Sara (John) Martino; great grandmother of Riley and Reece Hoff and Sofia and Nicholas Martino; dear daughter of the late Nancy and Mitchell "Shad" Shadoan; aunt of Dr. Thomas (Judy) Gross and Mary (Tony) Hart; great aunt of many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service was November 23, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Mason-White Funeral Home in Washington with Pastor Josh Lehman officiating. Burial will follow in Glendale Cemetery in Washington, Illinios

Source: Mason Funeral Homes Metamora, IL
Sent by: Leon Hertzler

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