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Lazarus Project

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.

2014 I to K

Janzen, Joyce Elaine Albrecht ; . . Jenkins, Dale Martin ; . . Jones, Catherine Horrisberger ; . . Kauffman, David Vernon ; . . Kauffman, Hope Kaufman ; . . Kauffman, Joe ; . . Kauffman, L. Ruth Brendle ; . . Kauffman, Martha Louise Yoder ; . . Kauffman, Maynard J. ; . . Kauffman, Paul S. ; . . Kauffman, Ruth Elizabeth Blosser ; . . Kauffman, V. Pauline Yoder Yoder ; . . Kaufman, Melvin R. ; . . Kaufman, Richard "Dick" R. ; . . Kehler, Ruby Warkentin ; . . Keener, Florence Esther Weaver ; . . Kemmerer, Alice Mae Tucker ; . . Kilmer, Annie Viola Kemp ; . . Kilmer, Loretta N. Rissler ; . . King, Glen E., ; . . King, Lois I. ; . . King, Paul J. ; . . King, Wilma W. Mast ; . . Klaassen, Lillian Epp ; . . Klempel, Howard Gustav ; . . Klippenstein, LaVerna June Reimer ; . . Knepp, LeRoy "Topper" ; . . Kniss, Mark Allan (Dr.) ; . . Koch, Martha Horst ; . . Kohfeld, Ruth Peters ; . . Koogler, Ervin Leland ; . . Krabill, Martha E. Hiestand ; . . Kreider, Betty Jane Book ; . . Kreider, Edyth I. Andrew ; . . Kreider, Elvin Leaman ; . . Kreider, Susie I. Good ; . . Kropf, Lester Samuel ; . . Kuhns, Jennie Lynn ; . . Kulp, Floyd Gehman ; . . Kulp, Kathryn A. Moyer ; . . Kurtz, John David ; . . Kurtz, Susan H. ; . . Fisher


Janzen, Joyce Elaine Albrecht
December 20, 1936 - September 20, 2014

Joyce Elaine Albrecht was born December 20,1936 at home in Kingman, Kansas to Harvey & Helen Albrecht. Following her, Darrel, Lee, and Donna were born. Joyce said that “Mother had her hands full—of course we were such good kids—never fought or disagreed so it wasn't a problem.”

Joyce attended first grade at Pleasant Hill School. There were only 7 students and she was the only girl. The school was located 1/2 mile from her home place at Kingman. In her later elementary school years she attended Hoosier School. She was the oldest of 13 students.

She graduated from Kingman High School in 1954. Bethel College in North Newton was her choice for higher education. During freshman initiation, Junior (who had been admiring her from afar), asked her out on a date.
They hit it off immediately and the relationship blossomed. After just a couple of dates she told her roommate that she “was going to marry that guy someday”. They spent the rest of the year getting to know each other.

Junior and Joyce were married on May 30,1956 at the First Mennonite Church in Pretty Prairie. Her wedding color was light blue. Right after the ceremony, the lights went out due to a tornado east of Pretty Prairie. Joyce’s Uncle Fred went home and brought back several fishing lanterns for the reception. Before he returned, several people shined their car lights into the basement windows where the reception was being held. The candelabras were also brought to the basement for extra light. Joyce said that she thought it was romantic!

After living in her uncle’s basement for the first year of their married life, Junior and Joyce moved to Hesston, where they lived for the next 57 years. The first two years they lived on Main Street across the street from Hesston College. Alma Yost, the mother of Lyle Yost, founder of Hesston Corporation, was their landlady. Joyce worked for 13 men at Hesston Corporation as the only secretary in its beginning days.

In 1961, Joyce attended Sidney’s Beauty College in Hutchinson. Her mother and grandma took care of Kris (3) and Keith (1) while she was in school since Junior was working on his Master’s at the same time. She owned and operated Joyce’s Beauty Shop in their basement for close to fifty years.

Junior and Joyce dug a basement in 1958 at 420 N Weaver Street and covered the roof floor with tar paper. The only structure above the floor was the stairway. When they moved into the basement, Joyce’s kitchen counter was two cement blocks and a 1 x 12 board with a pipe sticking out of the wall for her faucet. After completing the house in 1963, they moved upstairs. She commented that “moving into a new house was a childhood dream.”

Their family grew from a young couple in love to a family of seven. Five children arrived starting with Krystal in ’57, Keith in ’59, Kenton in ’61, Kyle in ’64, and Kerry in ‘69. Joyce was a dedicated mom who loved to provide for her family. She and Junior grew a wonderful garden each year. The kids thoroughly “enjoyed” (ha-ha) pulling the weeds. They taught the children the fine art of freezing and canning vegetables.

Poppy seed rolls were one of the traditions she brought into the family. They grew poppy seed each year so the family could enjoy “dirt bread” at family gatherings. Many of the clothes the children wore were sewn with loving hands by “mom”. The Easter of ’75, Joyce made everyone’s outfit except her own.

Vacations were an important part of the Janzen’s summers. Places they visited were National Parks in California, Washington DC, New York City, Gettysburg, Black Hills, and Disneyland. Junior and Joyce were privileged to take three international trips. One of them entailed a nine week trip around the world with his brother, Leon and Juanita.

Another past time, Joyce and Junior enjoyed was their flower gardens. They kept a beautifully manicured yard which was the envy of many. Roses, pansies, and geraniums were her favorites.

Joyce truly loved her nine grandchildren and niece and nephew who she accepted as her own grandchildren.

Holidays with all the family at home were the highlight of the year for her. She used to tell Kris how much she loved having all her chicks under her wings at one time.
At age 56, Joyce suffered the first of four major heart attacks. She survived these as well as a bout of cancer that the Lord miraculousLy healed her from. Doctors have commented to the family that Joyce should not have lived as long as she did. The family has been blessed to have her here longer than they would have ever expected.

Joyce’s strong faith in Jesus Christ was obvious to all who knew her. She accepted Christ as her Savior and was baptized at a young age. Later in life Joyce reaffirmed her faith by being baptized again. The Janzen family was dedicated to the churches they attended. Joyce and Junior enjoyed 20 years of singing in the choir at Whitestone. Joyce has been a faithful member of Inter-Mennonite/Kingdom Life Ministries for more than 25 years. Being a prayer warrior was one of Joyce’s gifts. She spent many hours praying for her children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, extended family, and friends. The family has been blessed to have a wonderful Godly example to follow.

Kingdon Life Ministries, Hesston, KS
Submitted by: Elnor Stutzman, Halstead, KS

Jenkins, Dale Martin
, 59, of Littleton, CO died January 29, 2014 at the same place from pancreatic cancer. He was born May 16, 1954 at Shinglehouse, PA to Kenneth Raymond and Wanda Ruth (Holly) Jenkins. On July 21, 2001 he was married to Marie Dawn Goering, who was born August 4, 1966 and survives.

Surviving are children, Bree-Ann (Tom) Dulaney, and Shay Jenkins; stepchildren Brian Toews, and Rachel Toews; two grandchildren, and two brothers Kit (Nancy) and Jeff (Patricia).

His parents preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 1, 2014 at Horan & McConaty Funeral Home, Centennial, CO with burial in First Mennonite Church (Columbarium), Denver, CO.

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

Jones, Catherine Horrisberger
, 94, of Sarasota FL died March 17, 2014. She was married to Albert Jones, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Phyllis (Clint) Schantz; Janice (Elmer) Ebersole; Karen Jones; and Don (Pam) Jones

Memorial services were held March 29 2014 in Sarasota.

Submitted by: Judy Hilty, Rittman OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


M. Catherine Jones
December 17, 1919 - March 17, 2014

Mary Catherine Jones, 94, passed away on March 17, 2014 in North Port, Florida. Catherine was born on December 17, 1919 in Trail, Ohio to Albert and Lydia Kolb Horrisberger. She moved to Florida and Sarasota several years ago.

Catherine is survived by a son, Donald (Pamela) Jones of North Port, Florida; three daughters, Phyllis (Clint) Shantz of North Port, Florida, Janice (Elmer) Ebersole of Sarasota, Florida and Karen Jones of Flint, Michigan; three sisters, Marie (Paul) Troyer, Eunice Thompson and Lois Schlabaugh; six grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

Arrangements under the direction of
Palms - Robarts Funeral Home & Memorial Park, Sarasota, FL.
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kauffman, David Vernon
, son of N.L. (Roy) and Anna (Snyder) Kauffman was born near Creston, Mt. on January 30, 1922 and died April 14, 2014 at age 92. In his youth he joined Mountain View Mennonite Church near Kalispell, Mt. His life of service began during World War II when he served in Civilian Public Service camps. He also worked as a smokejumper. In 1946 he joined the crew of the USS Mount Whitney and transported horses to post-war Poland under the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Act. Upon his release he attended Eastern Mennonite College and medical training at Hahnemann University Hospital. On June 10, 1950 he was married to Ruth Eberly at Akron, PA. They settled in Whitefish, MT, where he practiced family medicine over 40 years and also served as lay minister for a local church for a period of time.

Survivors include his wife, Ruth, 2 sons, David and Stephen; 2 daughters, Elizabeth "Betsy Harmon and Rebecca "Becky" Kauffman-Piotrowski, 4 grandsons and 2 granddaughters, 1 brother, Joe, and 2 sisters, Rosella Eby and Gladys Reimer. He was preceeded in death by his parents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters.

Submitted by: Margaret Kauffman


David "Doc" Kauffman, 92, passed away on Monday, April 14, 2014, at Whitefish Care and Rehabilitation.

Doc was born to the late Anna and N.L. "Roy" Kauffman in Creston in January of 1922. He was the middle child of 15 children. He lived in Creston and attended a one-room schoolhouse through the eighth grade. He worked on the family farm, in the family sawmill and as a packer for the U.S. Forest Service until World War II. During the war he served his country as a "conscientious objector" in the Civilian Public Service (CPS) program taking care of the National Parks, working as a smokejumper fighting fires in Idaho and on a cattle boat taking livestock to Poland. Upon his return he ended up in Virginia where he obtained his GED and attended Eastern Mennonite College (Eastern Mennonite University) in studies for pre-med.

He met his future wife, Ruth, at school and they married in Akron, Pa. The newlyweds lived in Philadelphia where Doc completed his medical training at Hahnemann University Hospital in family practice. After a short, two-year surgical residency in Spokane, Doc and Ruth moved to Whitefish where he practiced family medicine for over 40 years. Doc was an original "country doctor" who made many house calls for patients.

A man of many talents, Doc also served for over 20 years as a lay minister for the Whitefish Christian Church. He performed marriages and funerals all over the Flathead Valley. He never kept count but was busy most weekends. Some of his most memorable ceremonies were performed at various locations in Glacier National Park and on horseback.

Among Doc's passions were horses and hunting. Anyone who knew Doc surely heard of the hunting trips with his pack string into the Bob Marshall Wilderness. This yearly sojourn spawned many tall and interesting stories about hunting and those who accompanied him. His hunting trophies were proudly displayed in his home. Doc was also an active member of the Back Country Horseman.

Music was something Doc enjoyed from a very young age with his family and in church. He sang with the local Barbershop Chorus and in the Flathead Community Choir for many years.

His zest for life, welcoming smile, love of family and his ever-present cowboy hat will be missed by all those who had the privilege of meeting him. He lived life to its fullest and considered anyone he met a friend.

Doc was preceded in death by his parents Anna and N.L. "Roy" Kauffman and 11 of his siblings.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth E. Kauffman of Whitefish; two sisters, Gladys Reimer of Whitewater, Kan., and Rosella Eby of Drake, Saskatchewan, Canada; one brother, Joe and Ruth Kauffman of Lebanon, Ore.; two sons, David Jr. and Anita of Whitefish, and Stephen of Yakima, Wash.; two daughters, Elizabeth "Betsy" Kauffman-Harmon and Stephen of Wasilla, Alaska, and Rebecca "Becky" Kauffman-Piotrowski and David of Durango, Colo.; and six grandchildren, Britta and Brice Kauffman of Yakima, Wash., and Justin, Travis, Darren and Ashley Kauffman of Whitefish.

A celebration of Doc's life will take place at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25 at Whitefish Lutheran Church, 5150 River Lakes Parkway, in Whitefish. An informal reception will follow services.

In lieu of flowers the family encourages you to make a donation in Doc's name to one of the following organizations: Mennonite Central Committee, 21 S. 12th St., P.O. Box 500, Akron, PA 17501-0500; Angel Tree Foundation/Prison Fellowship, P.O. Box 1550, Merrifield, VA 22116-1550, (800) 206-9764; Whitefish Food Bank, 311 First St., Whitefish MT 59937, (406) 862-5863; or Alzheimer's Foundation of America, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, D.C. 20090-6011, (800) 272-3900.

You are invited to go to to offer condolences, share memories and view Doc's tribute wall. Arrangements are entrusted to Austin Funeral Home.

Daily Inter Lake News
Montana - April 19, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kauffman, Hope Kaufman

July 14, 1923 - Nov. 19, 2014

GOSHEN - Hope Kauffman, 91, died at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Greencroft Health Care Center.

She was born July 14, 1923, in Davidsville, Pa., to the late John B. and Elsie (Mast) Kaufman.

On Aug. 21, 1943, in Middlebury, she married David J. Kauffman. He died June 3, 1998.

Surviving are her sons, Glen David (Mary Ann) Kauffman, Edward John (Gay) Kauffman and Kent Ray (Darla) Kauffman of Middlebury; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and brother John Jr. (Violet) Kaufman of Goshen.

She was preceded in death by a son, Paul James Kauffman, and brother Willis Kaufman.

She graduated from Middlebury High School in 1941. She enjoyed quilting, reading and baking.

Visitation will be from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday Nov. 23, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury. Family and friends may gather from 9 to 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 24, at the funeral home to go in procession to a 10:30 a.m. graveside service in Grace Lawn Cemetery in Middlebury. A memorial service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at Bonneyville Mennonite Church in Bristol.

Memorials may be given to Bonneyville Mennonite Church.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 21, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kauffman, Joe

Aug. 30, 1927 - April 6, 2014

GOSHEN - Joe Kauffman, 86, of Goshen, died at 10:15 a.m. Sunday, April 6, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Aug. 30, 1927, in Arthur, Ill., to Alfred J. and Clara (Miller) Kauffman.

On Oct. 5, 1956, in Middlebury, he married Lydia Mae Bontrager. She survives.

Survivors in addition to his wife are three sons, Gary (Jill) Kauffman of North Augusta, S.C., and Richard (Betsy) Kauffman and Dennis (Marsha) Kauffman, both of Goshen; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and brother David Kauffman of St. Ignatius, Mont.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Katie Plank; and six brothers, Menno, George, Steve, Jacob, Harvey and Ben Kauffman.

He was a member of Clinton Brick Mennonite Church.

Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, 1003 S. Main St., Middlebury. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 9, at Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen. Services will be conducted by Pastor David Hathaway. Burial will be in Miller Cemetery, Goshen. Memorials may be given to Goshen Home Care and Hospice.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
April 8, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kauffman, L. Ruth Brendle
, 86, of Fairmount Homes, formerly of Bowmansville, died peacefully on Saturday, May 24, 2014 surrounded by her family.

Born in Caernarvon Twp., she was the daughter of the late Israel and Leah (Martin) Brendle. Her husband, Robert C. Kauffman, died in 1974.

Ruth was a homemaker and also worked as a retail sales clerk at Provident Bookstore for 24 years. She was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church and a former member of Hampden Mennonite Church; she served at both churches as an adult Sunday School teacher. She enjoyed oil painting, flower gardening, and bird watching.

Surviving are four children, J. Robert "Bob," married to Maryetta (Miller) Kauffman of New Holland, Janet, married to Jim Stauffer of Lebanon, Glenn, married to June (King) Kauffman of Laurel, MD, and Joyce, married to Wilmer Martin of Reading; 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandsons; and two sisters, Louisa Lehman, and Marian Hostetler.

Preceding her in death are four sisters, Irma Hoober, Arlene Martin, Pauline Weaver, and Ethel Brendle; and a brother, Melvin Brendle.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church, 129 Pleasant Valley Road, East Earl, PA with the Reverends Larry Weber, Carl Sensenig, and Glenn Kauffman officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 27 at Fairmount Homes, Wheat Ridge Chapel, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA from 6-8 p.m. and on Wednesday, at the Church, from 9-10 a.m. If desired, memorials may be sent to Eastern Mennonite Missions, PO Box 458, Salunga, PA 17538-0458. To send the family online condolences visit us at Arrangements by Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/25/2014
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Kauffman, Martha Louise Yoder
, age 69 years, 3 days old, passed away at home Sunday, May 11, 2014.

She was born May 8, 1945 to Phineas B. and William Belle (Yoder) Yoder in Three Rivers, Michigan. She was a member of the old order Amish Church. On February 20, 1975 she married Melvin Ray Kauffman in Mendon.

Martha is survived by her husband: 6 children Sarah Joan (Orvin) Yoder of Bonaparte, IA, Loretta Arlene (Mervin) Schmucker of Leonidas, MI, Ailene Ruth (Melvin) Miller of Dalton, WI, Phineas Melvin (Marilyn) of Bristol, IN, Melvin Ray, Jr. ((Linda) of Sturgis, MI and Edna Mae (Aaron Bontrager of Leonidas; 26 grandchildren; 3 brothers, Frederick Yoder of Enfield, CT, Ben Ray Yoder of Coldwater, MI and Jonas Yoder of Millersburg, IN; 5 sisters Mrs. Richard (Ruby Arlene) Yoder of Newmanstown, PA, Frieda Lou Fries, Plantsville, CT, Sarah Mae Yoder of Leonidas, MI, Mrs. John (Phyllis) Bontrager of Colon, MI, and Mrs. Ora (Barbara) Hochstetler of Centreville, MI; and several nieces and nephews.

Martha was preceded in death by her parents, a still born daughter, Christina Jean, one son Albert Melvin, and one grandson Raymond Wayne Miller.

Visitation will be held today, May 12, 2014 after 4:00 p.m. and all day Tuesday, May 13th at the family home 30711 Covey Rd., Leonidas, MI.Funeral Services 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 14th at the family home. Burial will be at the Leonidas Amish Cemetery.
Arrangements by:

Spencer Family Funeral Home, Athens, MI
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kauffman, Maynard J.

Feb. 10, 1942 - Jan. 4, 2014

GOSHEN - Maynard J. Kauffman, 71, passed away at home Saturday evening, Jan. 4, 2014. He was diagnosed with ALS in September 2012.

He was born Feb. 10, 1942, in Goshen to Milo and Katie (Yoder) Kauffman.

He married Joyce K. Eichelberger on Jan. 6, 1962, in Emma.

She survives along with two daughters, Tina R. (Thomas) Duncan of Fort Wayne and Tonya D. Rutter of Goshen; three sons, Scott D. (Sally) Bourbon and Rick E. (Laura) and Adam B. Kauffman, both of Goshen; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosetta (Joe) Koch of Spencerville; and a brother, Cheryle "Chuck" (Connie) Kauffman of Sarasota, Fla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and a son, Anthony J. Kauffman.

A lifetime area resident, Mr. Kauffman farmed and worked as a carpenter at Carriage for 13 years. He was a member of Clinton Frame Mennonite Church and attended Burket United Methodist Church, while living in Warsaw.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014, and from 9 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, 2014, at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, where a 10:30 a.m. Friday funeral service will be conducted. Pastor Terry Diener will officiate. Burial will follow in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be given to the ALS Association, Indiana Chapter for Team Maynard.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN,
Jan. 7, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Kauffman, Maynard J., 71, of Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN died January 4, 2014 at the same place. He was born February 10, 1942 at Goshen, IN to Milo and Katie (Yoder) Kauffman. On January 6, 1962 at Emma, IN he was married to Joyce K. Eichelberger, who was born April 24, 1943 and survives.

Surviving are children, Tina R. (Thomas) Duncan, Tonya D. Rutter, Scott D (Sally), Rick E. (Laura), and Adam B. Kauffman; eleven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Rosetta (Joe) Koch, and Cheryle "Chuck" (Connie) Kauffman.

A son, Anthony J. Kauffman preceded him in death.

Farmed and worked as a carpenter at Carriage for 13 years.

Memorial services were held January 10, 2014 at Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN with burial in Clinton Union Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Diane Lockwood, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Kauffman, Paul S.
, 97, of Kalispell, Flathead County, Montana died February 27, 2014 at the same place.

He was born December 1, 1916 at Creston, Flathead County, Montana to Norman Leroy and Anna Grace (Snyder) Kauffman. Norman was born January 10, 1886 and died January 9, 1967. Anna Grace was born February 28, 1888 and died October 9, 1975.

On May 31, 1943 at Bloomfield, Dawson County, Montana
he was married to Esther Borntrager, who was born February 13, 1920 and died February 12, 2006.

Surviving are children, Elaine, Daniel (Deborah), Kenneth (Frieda), Stephen (Ginger), Brenda (Steven) Younger, and Alice (Richard) Arneson, 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and siblings, David (Ruth) Kauffman, Joe (Ruth) Kauffman, Rosella Eby, Gladys Reimer, and (Margaret Kauffman, sister-in-law).

Three daughters, Eileen, Arlene, and Rebecca, a grandson, Travis Herring,
and siblings, Reuben, Mabel Miller, Ruth Stutzman, Mary Slatter, Aldine, Berniece Reimer, Norman, Lillie Weber, Jim, and Sanford preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 28, 2014 at Mountain View Mennonite Church Kalispell Montana with burial in Fairview Cemetery, Kalispell, Montana.

Paul was born to Norman Leroy ("N. L." or "Roy") and Anna Grace (Snyder) Kauffman on Dec. 1, 1916, at the family farm near Creston, Montana. He was baptized upon his confession of faith at Mountain View Mennonite Church and was a lifelong and active member of that church.

As a child, he attended Creston and Cayuse Prairie schools, finishing eighth grade in 1930, whereupon he went to work full time in the family sawmill. As he grew up, cars and trucks became part of life in Montana; with his father and brothers, he did some of the very early over-the-road trucking, hauling logs, trees or canned goods to Colorado, Nebraska and Kansas.

On May 31, 1943, he married Esther Borntrager at Red Top Mennonite Church in Bloomfield, Mont; they worked and lived on her father's farm, and later moved to Glendive for a short time. In 1946, Paul and Esther moved back to the Creston area, where they lived in a house nestled up against the foothills for more than 60 years, raising seven children there.

The great outdoors was always a part of Paul's life. Work was mainly outdoors, with early years in the family sawmill, many more years driving a logging truck and operating a small farm throughout. He spent many hours fishing and hunting as well, both for food and for recreation, and was always happy to tell the stories engendered by those activities. He also enjoyed camping and traveling, and was known to choose a travel route by looking for roads he hadn't driven before.

Music was an early and lifelong passion. Paul was always part of the music of his church, from leading and participating in congregational singing, to organizing men's quartets and ensembles, to creating family presentations, to singing in various choral groups. He also sang in several community choral societies, and was a charter member of the Flathead Valleyaires Barbershop Chorus. He was one of the group who started the local Christian radio station, KALS, and made opportunity for his home to be filled with music as well, with many voices, a piano, radios and a stereo which were all used frequently.

Submitted by: E Elaine Kauffman, Mountain Lake, MN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kauffman, Ruth Elizabeth Blosser

ORRVILLE -- Ruth Elizabeth Kauffman, 92, formerly of West High Street, Orrville, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville, after a short period of declining health.

Ruth was born July 24, 1921 in Orrville, to the late Oliver and Mary (Liechty) Blosser and married Paul L. Kauffman Dec. 27, 1944, at Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville. Paul died Feb. 7, 2008.

She was a 1939 graduate of Orrville High School, and Goshen College in 1943, with a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science degrees in education. She was an elementary teacher for Orrville City Schools for many years, retiring in 1978 from North School.

She was a member of Smithville Mennonite Church and Crown Hill Homemakers Club. She enjoyed arts and crafts, sewing, crocheting, quilting and making snacks and treats for her family.

Surviving are daughters, Deborah (John) Riegsecker of Gig Harbor, Wash., Kristen (Jim) Herring and Donita Gingrich, both of Orrville, Beth (Ben) Denton of Cottonwood, Ariz., and Sara Koontz of Solon; a son, Jan (Joanne) Kauffman of Dalton; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Emma Hartzler.

Services will be Friday, July 11 at 11 a.m. at Smithville Mennonite Church, 6097 Akron Road, Smithville, with the Rev. Todd Martin officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Friends may call Friday from 10-11 a.m. at the church prior to the services.

Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, is assisting with arrangements. Online registry and expressions of condolence may be made at

Memorials may be made to Smithville Mennonite Church, 6097 Akron Road, Smithville 44677; or LifeCare Hospice, 2525 Back Orrville Road, Wooster 44691.

The Daily Record, Wooster, OH
July 9, 2014
Submitted by: D. Richard Miller, Goshen, IN

Kauffman, V. Pauline Yoder Yoder

GOSHEN - V. Pauline (Yoder) Kauffman, 91, died early Tuesday morning, Feb. 25, at Greencroft Gables.

She was born Nov. 27, 1922, to Rufus T. - founder of Yoder Popcorn - and Modella (Mishler) Yoder, in LaGrange County.

On Nov. 7 1943, she married Ralph A. Yoder. He passed away April 18, 1959.

She is survived by their three children, Janis (Jim) Erb of Roanoke, Va., Phyllis (Nelson) Gehman of Leola, Pa., and Myron (Sheila) Yoder of Middlebury; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

On Aug. 16, 1997, she married Francis LeRoy Kauffman. He passed away June 22, 2004.

She is survived by two stepchildren, Larry (Pat) Kauffman of Goshen, and Merlin Kauffman of Arizona; seven step-grandchildren; 10 great-step-grandchildren; and two great-great-step-grandchildren. Also surviving are a brother, Larry R. (Jan) Yoder and a stepbrother, Frank Kauffman, both of Goshen; two brothers-in-law, Pete (Florence) Yoder of Middlebury and Merritt Yoder of Florida; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pauline was devoted to her family and her faith-family at Forks Mennonite Church. During her lifetime she served others in many ways: on the deaf ministries advisory committee of the former Mennonite Board of Missions from 1977-1996; Mennonite Voluntary Service with disabled children in Arizona; summer activities program for deaf children of the Indiana Michigan Mennonite Conference; Forks Mennonite Church historical committee; singing with small groups; volunteering at Greencroft; and supporting many overseas missionaries.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home and for an hour prior to the 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, funeral service at Forks Mennonite Church, Middlebury. Burial will follow in Forest Grove Cemetery, Middlebury.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Deaf Ministries of College Mennonite Church, Goshen.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Feb. 26, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kaufman, Melvin R.

Nov. 25, 1925 - Jan. 27, 2014

GOSHEN - Melvin R. Kaufman, 88, passed away early Monday morning, Jan. 27, at Greencroft Healthcare. He had been ill since November.

He was born Nov. 25, 1925, near Johnstown, Pa., to Calvin and Margaret (Shetler) Kaufman.

On April 9, 1950, he married Lois Marie Whitehead at Rock Run Church of the Brethren, Goshen.

She survives along with three children, Charles Kaufman of Tucson, Ariz., Gail (Kevin) Brumbaugh of Wakarusa and Donald (Kristine) Kaufman of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; five grandchildren, Chris (Stacey) Harris, David Harris, Allie (Daniel) Chatham, Bryn Kaufman and Colton Kaufman; five great-grandchildren, Alexis, Coy, Thomas and Scot Harris and Luke Chatham; and four siblings, Lorene Saylor and Rhonda (Melvin) Blough, both of Hollsopple, Pa., Marvin (Ruth) Kaufman of Broadway, Va., and Gerald "Jerry" (Marlene) Kaufman of Akron, Pa.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A Goshen resident since 1949, Mr. Kaufman graduated in 1943 from Connemaugh Township High School in Hollsopple. He did Civilian Public Service from 1943-1945 in Baltimore. He was an active member of North Goshen Mennonite Church, where he was involved in building projects and many other activities over the years.

A skilled carpenter and craftsman, Mel retired from Smoker-Craft in 1992. His hobby of woodworking brought him and the recipients of his handiwork a lot of pleasure. Travel was also an enjoyable part of his life, having traveled to 48 states and international destinations.

Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home, where a 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 1, funeral service will be conducted. Pastor Mark Schloneger of North Goshen Mennonite Church will officiate. Cremation will follow the service, and burial will be at a later date in Violett Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Goshen Mennonite Church or Mennonite Central Committee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Jan. 29, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kaufman, Richard "Dick" R.
, 71, of Hesston, Harvey Co., KS died January 26, 2014 at Moundridge, KS. He was born September 29, 1942 at Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS to Dick and Lizzie (Yutzy) Kaufman. On August 10, 1968 at Beatrice, NE he was married to Barbara A. Claassen, who survives.

Surviving are two daughters, Christine (Brad) Schweitzer and Mara Kaufman; one grandchild and five sisters, Mary, Fannie Mae, Joyce, Marilyn, and Carolyn.

Memorial services were held January 30, 2014 at Hesston Mennonite Church, Hesston, KS with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery Hesston, KS.

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

Kehler, Ruby Warkentin
, 92, of Reedley, Fresno Co., CA died April 14, 2014 at the same place. She was born May 18, 1921 in Oklahoma to Herman and Susie Warkentin. On February 22, 1946 at: Reedley, Fresno Co., CA she was married to Frank Kehler, who died in 1991.

Surviving are children, Cathleen Durham, Sharon Nikkel, Ruth Hill, and Mark Kehler, seven grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, two sisters, Erna Garner and Gladys Nevin, and a brother, Joel Warkentin.

A son, Steven, a son-in-law, Dennis Nikkel, a brother, Leo Warkentin and a granddaughter, Sarah Wedehase preceded her in death.

She was famous for her banana cream pies.

Graveside services were held April 21,2014 at Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Keener, Florence Esther Weaver
, 92, Died August 1, 2014 while in the care of Hospice and Community Care in Mt. Joy. Florence was born in Royersford, Pa., to Jonas Abram and Emma Kolb Weaver. Her husband, Robert Gish Keener died in 1992. She was strong in faith, baptized at Vincent Mennonite Church at 12, working for the church 10 years in Tanzania Africa and supporting Stumptown Mennonite Church

Survived by her children: Martha Jane Keener (married to Michael Eck), Gerry Keener (married to Donna Kennel Keener), Dennis Keener (married to Debbie Keener) and Jay Keener (married to Cheryl Weber), and five grandchildren: Robert McGee (married to Lauren McGee), Lindsay Keener, Claire Keener, Madeline Weber Keener, and Elinor Weber Keener. She is also survived by two great-grandchildren, Kylie Elle and Brinnley Mariah McGee.

Florence was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Gish Keener (1992) and daughter, Deborah Sue Keener (1954). She was the last surviving child of six children: Grace Elva Weaver, Harold Kolb Weaver, Kathryn Marie Ehst, Paul Willard Weaver, and Gerald Edwin Weaver.

Memorial service was August 8,2014 at Stumptown Mennonite Church Bird in Hand, PA

Funam House of Funerals Leola, PA
Submitted and Edditted by Leon Hertzler

Kemmerer, Alice Mae Tucker
, 84, of Quakertown, PA died August 4, 2014 at Quakertown Center. Alice was born May 26, 1930 in Abington, PA to Gus & Nora Tucker. She was the loving wife of the late Harold M. Kemmerer for 48 years. Alice was a lifetime member of West Swamp Mennonite Church.

Survived by five sons, Paul H. Kemmerer of Perkasie, PA, Kenneth L. Kemmerer of Telford, PA, David S. Kemmerer & wife, Karen of Souderton, PA, Mark J. Kemmerer & wife, Ann Marie of East Greenville, PA, Timothy A. Kemmerer & wife, Mary of Cascade, IA; two daughters, Diane L. Fly & husband, Craig of Fountain Hill, PA, Mary B. Bomba of Hatfield, PA; fourteen grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren and a foster sister, Mary Ann Schmeck & husband, Alvin of Wernersville, PA.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents and husband Harold, a daughter, Ruth Ann Wilson, a brother, Robert Tucker, a sister, Florence Hass, her foster parents, Oliver & Emma Keiser and an aunt, Verna Keiser.

A private burial took place at West Swamp Mennonite Cemetery, Quakertown, PA

Anders-Detweiler Funeral Home & Crematory, Souderton, PA
Submitted and Edited by Leon Hertzler

Kilmer, Annie Viola Kemp
, age 62, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at her home.

Annie Viola Kemp was born on January 13, 1952 in Tuscola, IL the daughter of Herman and Amanda (Otto) Kemp. She graduated from Arcola High School in 1970. She was united in marriage to Aaron B. Kilmer on February 16, 1974 in Chesterville, IL.

Annie was a member of the Pine Grove Mennonite Church in Granton.

She is survived by her husband, Aaron, five children, Doyle of Neillsville, Crystal (Evan) Martin of Lost Creek, WV, Gary Kilmer of Versailles, MO, Brenda (Duane) Martin of Narvon, PA and Nevan Kilmer of Neillsville, WI. Six Grandsons, her mother, Amanda Kemp of Arcola, IL and eight siblings, Katie (Harold) Dampier of Plainfield, WI, Noah (Jayne) Kemp of Neoga, IL, Rose (Danny) Clapp of Kansas, IL, Amanda (Keith) Gove of Jefferson City, MO, Mary (Randy) Dierkens of Mattoon, IL, Samuel (Jeri) Kemp of Hosts Summit, MO, Betty (Mitchell) Evans of Lafayette, TN and Nancy (Ken) Byard of Arcola, IL.

She was preceded in death by her father, Herman Kemp, and three infant brothers, Jacob, Chris and Delbert.

Funeral Services for Annie will start at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 8, 2014. Interment will be in the Pine Grove Mennonite Cemetery in Granton, WI, with services to follow at the Pine Grove Mennonite Church. Visitation will be from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., Friday at the Mayflower Store, W2332 US Hwy. 10, Granton, WI 54436.

Gesche Funeral Home
Neillsville, WI
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kilmer, Loretta N. Rissler

(July 28, 1970 - July 14, 2014)

Loretta N. Kilmer, 43, of California, MO passed away on Monday, July 14, 2014 at the University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia, MO.

Loretta was born on July 28, 1970 in Bowmansville, PA the daughter of Paul Rissler Jr. and Marian Horst Rissler both who survive of California, MO.

Loretta was united in marriage on March 2, 1991 in High Point, MO to Wayne Kilmer who survives of the home.

Loretta was a member of Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church near Latham, MO. She was a homemaker and had a big heart and smile, she never met a stranger.

She is survived by one son, Jacob Kilmer of the home; one daughter, Maryann Kilmer also of the home; five brothers, John Ivan Rissler (Karen) of California, MO, Paul Harvey Rissler III (Michelle) of California, MO, David Lavon Rissler, (Deborah) of Linn, MO, Arlin Ray Rissler (Wendy) of California, MO and Delton Chad Rissler (Ashley) of Latham, MO.

Funeral services will be at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church.

Burial will be held at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-4 P.M and 6-8 P.M. on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Community Center in Latham.

Memorial Contributions can be made to the children of Loretta Kilmer c/o the funeral home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services of California, MO.

Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Services
California, MO
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

King, Glen E.,
61, of Dalton, Ohio died February 1, 2014 at Wooster, Ohio after a short period of declining health. He was born August 10, 1952 at Bellefontaine, Ohio to Eldon and Dorothy (Miller) King. On August 14, 1982 at Smithville, Ohio he was married to Judy Culp, who survives.

Surviving are his parents, children, Brandon (Jess) King, Danae King, Jordan King, one expected grandchild, and siblings, Dan (Koral) King; Stanley (Judy) King; David (Winnie) King; and Twila (Steve) Yoder.

A brother, Marlin King preceded him in death.

He served with Mennonite Voluntary Service in Eureka, Ill. from 1971 to 1973, and received a degree in aviation from Hesston College. He later graduated from Goshen College with a bachelor of science in nursing. Glen worked as a dialysis nurse in the Akron area for 16 years and worked as a traveling nurse for the last 2 years. He also previously worked part time for Priority Air Charter in Kidron as a pilot for 10 years.

Glen was a member of Orrville Mennonite Church, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association and the American Nurses Association. He enjoyed woodworking, photography, riding his recumbent bike and he loved flying and spending time with family and friends. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and his ongoing goal of bringing a laugh or smile to the dialysis patients he served.

Memorial services were held February 5, 2014 at Orrville Mennonite Church, Orrville, Ohio with burial in Oak Grove Cemetery, Smithville, Ohio.

Submitted by: Jan Kauffman, Orrville, Ohio
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


King, Glen E., age 61, of Dalton, OH died February 1, 2014, at Wooster Community Hospital.

He was born on August 10, 1952, in Bellefontaine, Ohio, to Eldon and Dorothy (Miller) King and married Judy Culp on August 14, 1982, at Oak Grove Mennonite Church in Smithville, OH. He served with Mennonite Voluntary Service in Eureka, IL from 1971 to 1973. Glen was a member of Orrville Mennonite Church, the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association, and the American Nurses Association.

Surviving is his wife Judy and his parents of Orrville; 3 children, Brandon (Jess) King of Orrville, Danae King of Orrville, and Jordan King of Dalton; an expected grandchild; 3 brothers; Dan (Koral) King of Tulsa, OK, Stanley (Judy) King of Wadsworth, and David (Winnie) King of Canton; a sister, Twila (Steve) Yoder of Harrisonburg, VA; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Marlin King.

Memorial service was February 5, 2014, at Orrville Mennonite Church, Orrville, OH, with Pastor Bill Seymour officiating. Burial will take place at Oak Grove Cemetery in Smithville prior to the service.

Source: Auble Funeral Home in Orrville, OH
By: Leon Hertzler

King, Lois
, 94, of Belleville, Mifflin Co., PA died October 12, 2014 at the same place. She was born January 9, 1920 at Belleville, PA. She was married to Mark King.

Surviving are children, Larry King, and Karen Zook (Robert).

Memorial services were held October 15, 2014 at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: JoAnn Byler
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


King, Lois I., 94, of Valley View Haven, Belleville, died at 1:10 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at the Haven.

She was born Jan. 9, 1920, in Belleville, a daughter of the late Frank and Sadie (Stoltzfus) Zook. Her husband, Mark S. King, whom she married on May 28, 1944, preceded her in death on Oct. 21, 1980.

She is survived by: her children, Larry M. King and wife, Betty L., of Camp Hill, and Karen S. Zook and husband, Robert E., of Belleville; and three sisters-in-law, Janet Zook, of Belleville, Savilla King, of Belleville, and Orpha King, of Denver, Pennsylvania.

She was the last of her immediate family. She was preceded in death by three brothers, Loren F. King, Floyd King and Paul King, and a sister, Pauline Peachey.

Lois graduated from Belleville High School in 1938. She attended Goshen College. She was employed as a bookkeeper at Belleville Flour Mills, Belleville Oil Company and Valley View Retirement Community.

She was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, a member of the Senior Ladies Sunday school class and a member of the ladies sewing circle. Lois enjoyed gardening, tending to her flowers, crocheting and reading. She was a faithful Bible reader.

Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Maple Grove Mennonite Church, with Pastors Alan Kauffman and Herb Zook officiating. Burial will take place at Locust Grove Cemetery.

Her family will receive friends from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the church.

Should friends desire, memorial donations may be made to Maple Grove Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 955, 115 Maple Grove Road, Belleville, PA 17004.

Arrangements are under the care of Henderson Funeral Home Inc., 3813 W. Main St., Belleville.

The Sentinel
Lewistown, PA
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

King, Paul J.
, age 78, of Atglen, PA, died February 10, 2014. He was born in Cochranville, PA, to Valentine S. "Boots" & Naomi Yoder King. He was the husband of Dorothy J. Zook King with whom he celebrated 58 years of marriage. He was a lifetime member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church of Atglen, PA

Survived by his wife Dorothy and 5 sons: Rodney D., husband of Hilda Williams King of Atglen, Michael L., husband of Sharyn Brautigan King of Allen, TX, Curtis G., husband of Grace Fisher King of Atglen, Kenton R. King of Atglen, Wendel L., husband of Candance Sauder King of Lancaster; 11 grandchildren, 1 great granddaughter; 8 siblings: Pluma Y. Hostetter of Lititz, Joseph S., husband of Catharine Scheffel King of Cochranville, Susanne J. King of Lititz, Parke N., husband of Betty Kinsey King of Mt. Joy, Nathan G., husband of Melba Beiler King of Cochranville, Merle J., husband of Mary Sheehan Buckwalter King of Cochranville, Rose M., wife of Leroy Saylor of Lititz, Dr. Linford D., husband of Mary Etta Lapp King of Lancaster.

Memorial service was February 15, 2014 at 11 a.m. At Maple Grove Mennonite Church, Atglen, PA with Pastor Stephen Crane officiating. Interment was private in the adjoining church cemetery prior to the memorial service.

Source: Shivery Funeral Home, Inc.,
Christiana & Paradise, PA
By: Leon Hertzler

King, Wilma W. Mast

Aug. 15, 1942 - June 5, 2014

MIDDLEBURY - Wilma W. King, 71, died at 4:12 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

She was born Aug. 15, 1942, in LaGrange, to the late William and Ida (Kauffman) Mast.

On Oct. 28, 1968, in LaGrange County, she married Melvin B. King. He died July 15, 1995.

Surviving are her children, Dora Ann (Verlin) Schrock, Frieda (Nelson) Mullet and Marlin (Carla), Larry (Carolyn) and Ivan (Amy) King, all of Middlebury, Maynard (Janice) King of Goshen, Gerald (RoseMary) King of Topeka and LaMar (Linda) King of Shipshewana; 26 grandchildren; siblings Barbara (Perry) Miller and Ora (Barbara) Mast, both of Middlebury; and brother-in-law Clarence (Mary) Gingerich of Shipshewana.

Her sister, Frieda Gingerich, and six grandchildren predeceased her.

She was a homemaker and a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Saturday, June 7, and all day Sunday, June 8, at Marlin King's home, 60301 E. County Line Road. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 9, at Marlin King's home. Burial will be in Bontrager Cemetery.

Miller-Stewart Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 7, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Klaassen, Lillian Epp, 74 died July 12, 2014, She was born April 15, 1940 to Diedrich and Katherine Epp. She was baptized upon confession of her faith by Reverend G.G. Epp in July of 1957 and became a member of the Eigenheim Mennonite Church at that time, a membership she held until she died. On December 13, 1958 she married Benno Klaassen.

Surived by son Ken (Marla), grandchildren Michael and Kaylynn, great-grandchildren Ethan, Colton, Hannah and Katherine, son Allen, sisters Elinor and Elsie, brothers Richard (Margaret), John, Ed (Ruth), brother-in-law Herman Klassen, sisters-in-law Magdalene, Louise, Helen Epp and Helen Klassen, many nieces and nephews and friends and relatives too numerous to mention.

Mom was predeceased by husband Benno (1996),daughter Karen, daughter Carolyn (1959) brother George (1928), brother Menno (1938), sister Lena (1939), a brother in 1942, her mother Katherine Epp and a sister in 1946, father-in-law Martin Klaassen (1965), mother-in-law Lisette (Jantzen) Klaassen (1982), father Diedrich Epp (1993), brother Clarence (2001), brother-in-law Edgar Klassen (2003), sister Velma (2007), sister-in-law Pauline (2009), brothers Art and Alvin (2011), sister-in-law Bonnie (2012), and brother-in-law Reg (2014).

Funeral Service was July 16, 2014 at Eigenheim Mennonite Church, west of Rosthern, SK Canada. Interment will take place in Eigenheim Cemetery.

Funk's Funeral Home, Rosthern, SK Canada
Submitted and Edited by Leon Hertzler

Klempel, Howard Gustav
, 88, of Aberdeen, Bingham Co., Idaho died April 10, 2014 at Oceanside, California from an age-related illness. He was born June 26, 1925 at Aberdeen to Frank Joseph and Elsie (Hunsinger) Klempel. On January 25, 1953 at Aberdeen he was married to Joyce Ann Ruff, who survives.

Surviving are children, Donald (Tina), Russell, Kelly (Debbie), seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Helen Harder, and Dorothy Isaak.

A brother, Frank Jr. preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held April 22, 2014 at First Mennonite Church, Aberdeen, Idaho with burial in Homestead Cemetery, Aberdeen, Idaho.

Submitted by: Anne Hege, Aberdeen, ID
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Klippenstein, LaVerna June Reimer
, age 79, passed away on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014 at Bethesda Hospital in Steinbach. She is survived by her husband Lawrence, three sons, one daughter and their families. She was predeceased by her parents Peter D. and Maria (Friesen) Reimer and four sisters: Amanda, Betty, Helen and Leona. She also leaves four sisters, two brothers and ten grandchildren.

LaVerna was born in Steinbach to Peter D. and Maria (Friesen) Reimer on April 22, 1934. She completed her graduation from Grade XII with her first year class, even though she missed a year of school due to polio. Her dad owned a small bargain store on Main St. Her childhood years growing up in Steinbach, in a large, hospitable and energetic home were very happy ones.

She taught at Glenella, Manitoba and Elmdale Elementary in Steinbach. She married Lawrence Klippenstein of Altona in 1956 and together they served with Mennonite Pioneer Mission in a Metis community at Matheson Island for two years. Then came six years in college residence at Goshen College where she completed her B.A. studies. She and Lawrence returned to Winnipeg where dad taught at Canadian Mennonite Bible College. Three children joined the family during this time, Norman, Noreen and Nathan.

The family lived in Minneapolis, Minnesota for four years while dad attended graduate school. Here Mom undertook courses in special education and taught at the Kenny Institute for physically disabled high school students, work she found very fulfilling. Their fourth child Nevin (Jerry) was born at this time.

The family then lived for a few years in Gretna, and Altona, followed by 32 years in Winnipeg. During this time mom was heavily involved in leading Christian education workshops, substitute teaching, Sunday school teaching, and working as a columnist/journalist for Mennonite periodicals like Christian Living, Mennonite Reporter and several devotional readers and denominational Sunday school curriculum materials. She had a deep compassion for people who were lonely and in need of friendship, and lived to serve. Much of her time was spent with refugees, immigrants, and others in need of kind personal connection.

MCC service sabbaticals took her and Lawrence to London, UK, Bechterdissen, Germany and Moscow, Russia. They also enjoyed many trips to Cuba and other places.

Her life took a very difficult turn in 2004, when she suffered a devastating stroke. A series of falls and rehab attempts resulted in a downward spiral in health in general during the past year. The loss of her life-long love and skill with words often left her deeply discouraged. Dad devoted his time to bringing her much comfort and care, including numerous trips to lakeside resorts, and even once more to Cuba. Towards the end she indicated a wish to leave this earth because her journey was too hard. We thank God for His grace, for sending many "angels" in family and friends, and much inward fortitude to make it nearly to her eightieth year.

The Family of LaVerna June Klippenstein
Husband: Lawrence Klippenstein
Children: Norman (Amanda) Klippenstein - Alexander, Lara, Elena, and Katarina Noreen (Ron) Janzen - Luke, Eleanor and Yvonne Nathan (Jamie Lynn) Klippenstein - Jade Nevin (Jerry) Klippenstein (Lisa D'Sena) - Johnathan, and Jonah

Memorial services were held March 8, 2014 at Portage Avenue Mennonite Brethren Church, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada by Pastor Victor Kliewer, Phil Peters, and Ron Janzen.

Interment was prior to the service at Mennonite Memrial Gardens, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Submitted by: Lawrence Klippenstein, Steinbach, Manitoba
Transcribed and edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Knepp, LeRoy "Topper"

Nov. 19, 1950 - June 2, 2014

GOSHEN - LeRoy "Topper" Knepp, 63, of Goshen, died unexpectedly of natural causes at 4:45 a.m. Monday, June 2, at IU Health Goshen Hospital.

He was born Nov. 19, 1950, in Washington, Ind., to Noah and Rachel (Gingerich) Knepp.

On May 25, 1974, he married Marilyn Miller at Bethel Conservative Church in Nappanee.

Mr. Knepp grew up in Davies County. He has lived in this area the last 22 years.

He was the former owner of Knepp & Son Construction Co. from 1992-2010. He then went to work as a salesman for Master Steel Roofing. He was a member and deacon at Siloam Fellowship in Goshen.

The number one thing is his life was his family and grandchildren. LeRoy was a friendly, kindhearted and helping man to the many people he came in contact with. He also enjoyed golfing and mushroom hunting.

Surviving are his wife, Marilyn; a son, Matt (Colleen) Knepp of Nappanee; daughters Misti (Brian) Miller of Bristol and Megan (Ryan) Sutter of Goshen; grandchildren Morgan and Brandon Miller and Carson, Ali and Macie Knepp; brothers Willis (Anita) Knepp of Lake Butler, Ill., John Henry (Ruth) Knepp of Montgomery amd Noah Jr. (Bernice) Knepp of Odon; sisters Rose (Larry) Swartzentruber and Verda (Marvin) Graber, both of Odon, Alma (Dallas) Yoder and Ruth (Marvin) Beachy, both of Loogootee, Esther (Leonard) Yoder of Montgomery and Naomi Knepp of Washington; and his stepmother, Mary Knepp of Washington.

He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Carli Noel Knepp.

Family and friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 4, at Siloam Fellowship in Goshen. There will be an hour of visitation prior to the 10 a.m. Thursday, June 5, funeral services at Nappanee Missionary Church. Burial will be in Hepton Union Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to the American Diabetes Association or his grandchildren's adoption fund (Megan and Ryan).

Arrangements are with Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home, Nappanee.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
June 4, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Kniss, Mark Allan (Dr.)
Feb. 26, 1927-June 6, 2014

Dr. Mark Allan Kniss, 87, a resident of the Virginia Mennonite Retirement Center, passed away June 6, 2014 at Oak Lea Nursing Home.

Dr. Kniss was born February 26, 1927 in Dhamtari, India and was the son of the late Lloy A. Kniss and Elizabeth Luther Kniss. Dr. Kniss graduated from Wittenberg College (Ohio) in 1951 and Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa in 1956. He served residencies in Harrisburg General Hospital in Harrisburg, PA and Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. After his medical training, he served in India under the Mennonite Board of Missions, Elkhart, IN. In 1960, Dr. Kniss started a clinic that expanded into a full outpatient department and grew to be a 60 bed hospital by the time he left India in 1973. Dr. Kniss opened a family practice, Park View Medical Center in Park View in 1974, where he saw patients until 1998. After his retirement, he made 5 trips back to India to assist at the hospital. His 2011 trip was for the 50th Anniversary of the Nav Jivan Hospital.

Dr. Kniss was superintendent of the Avante Nursing Home in Harrisonburg. He was a member of the Rockingham Male Chorus and was an avid hunter, enjoyed bicycling and gardening. Dr. Kniss was an active member of the Ridgeway Mennonite Church where he served many roles.

On July 6, 1952, he married Betty Martin Kniss who survives.
Also surviving are his children, Lois K. (Dale) Jones, Richmond; James M. Kniss, Mt. Joy, PA; Robert E. (Brenda) Kniss and Eric A. (Brenda) Kniss all of Harrisonburg; two brothers, Paul G. (Naomi) Kniss, Harrisonburg; David L. (Esther) Kniss, Sarasota, Florida; one sister, Esther K. (Myron) Augsburger, Harrisonburg; five grandchildren, Kevin D. Jones, Kristen M. Jones, Andrew R. Kniss, Jennifer M. Kniss and James Paul Kniss.

Pastor Ben Risser and Dr. Myron Augsburger will conduct a memorial service Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 3p.m. at Park View Mennonite Church, 1600 College Avenue, Harrisonburg.
The family will receive friends Monday evening from 6p.m. until 8p.m. at Ridgeway Mennonite Church, 546 East Franklin Street, Harrisonburg.

At his request, his body was donated to the Virginia Anatomical Board.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Mennonite Mission Network, P.O. Box 370, Elkhart, IN, 46515 or to the Virginia Mennonite Missions, 901 Parkwood Drive, Harrisonburg, Virginia.

obit from McMullen Funeral Home website
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Koch, Martha Horst

Oct. 5, 1921 - Aug. 25, 2014

GOSHEN - Martha H. Koch, 92, entered the presence of the Lord on Monday, Aug. 25, at Greencroft Healthcare in Goshen.

She was born Oct. 5, 1921, in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada, to Menno and Lovina (Bauman) Horst.

On Aug. 8, 1942, in St. Jacobs, she married Roy S. Koch. He died June 12, 2010.

Surviving are three daughters, Arlene (Ken) Holdeman of Bloomington, Minn., Jane (Stan) Oyer of Middlebury and Sheila (Millard) Graber of Goshen; three sons, Robert (Linda) Koch of Colorado Springs, Colo., Richard (Rhonda) Koch of St. Joseph, Mich., and Rodney Koch of Beaverton, Ore.; 18 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren;three sisters, Mary Shantz of Cambridge, Ontario, and Barbara Horst and Emma Brubacher, both of St. Jacobs; and a brother, Mel (Leeta) Horst, of St. Jacobs.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Joyce Graber; three brothers, David, Elam and Amon Horst; and two sisters, Lena Frey and Verna Waters.

She was the loving foundation for her husband and family. Caring for them brought her much joy in life. She befriended and ministered to many, opening her home to students and others who needed a place to live.

She shared her husband's church ministry and was a sought-after public speaker. They ministered in St. Jacobs for 21 years, in West Liberty, Ohio, for 13 years and came to Goshen in 1970, where she was a member of East Goshen Mennonite Church. Her love for the Lord was evident in how she lived her life.

Her jobs included secretarial work, childcare, food service at Goshen College and retail work at Provident Bookstore. She volunteered at the Goshen Hospital for 26 years.

Visitation will be at East Goshen Mennonite Church from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, and for one hour prior to the 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, funeral service. Pastor Steve Slagel will officiate. Burial will follow in Violett Cemetery in Goshen.

Yoder-Culp Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Memorial gifts may be directed to the Joyce Graber Foundation or the Alzheimer's Foundation.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Aug. 27, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kohfeld, Ruth Peters
, 95, of Reedley, CA died April 13, 2014 at Chester, CA. She was born October 24, 1918 at Alsen, ND to John and Kate (Beese) Peters. In 1937 she was married to Walt Kohfeld.

Surviving are a son, D. Bruce Kohfeld and wife Bea, and two grandchildren.

A son, Ray Kohfeld, two sisters, Edna Peters and Mary Mertz, and two brothers, Harold Peters and Harley Peters preceded her in death.

Graveside services were held April 22, 2014 at Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, CA.

Submitted by: Dee Patrick
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Koogler, Ervin Leland
, 79, of 1585 Cooks Creek Road, Harrisonburg, passed away Feb. 18, 2014, at his home after a short illness of cancer. He was born Dec. 15, 1934, to the late John E. and Louetta Knicely Koogler. He was a dairy and poultry farmer and also was a retired electrician from Dairymen Specialty and Leon's Electric. He was a member of the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church.

He was united in marriage to Norma Burkholder on Oct. 28, 1958, who survives. He is also survived by three sons and their wives, Glenn and Laura of Singers Glen, Nelson and Shirley of Fulks Run and Bernard and Melinda of Dayton; a sister, Rosella Martin of Harrisonburg; seven grandchildren, Jared Koogler and wife, Stephanie, David Koogler, Susanna Wieler and husband, George, Anthony Koogler, Keith Koogler, Jordana Koogler and Scott Koogler; a great-grandchild, George Ervin Wieler; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Witmer.

The ministers of the church will conduct a funeral service Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The body will be taken back to his home Wednesday afternoon, where friends may call Thursday from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. McMullen Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Daily News Record - 2/19/2014
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Krabill, Martha E. Hiestand

Oct. 18, 1919 - Nov. 23, 2014

GOSHEN - Martha Elizabeth Hiestand Krabill, 95, of Goshen, passed into the loving arms of her maker Sunday, Nov. 23, in her home after a brief illness.

Martha was born Oct. 18, 1919, to the late Anna (Hoffman) Shank and Christian J. Hiestand near Bainbridge in Lancaster County, Pa.

She attended a one-room elementary school at Wickersham, Pa., graduating in 1936 from Bainbridge, the local three-year high school, and in 1937 from Eastern Mennonite High in Harrisonburg, Va.

From 1937 to 1944, Martha taught private piano to over 100 students at a time, driving a 30-mile radius to their homes for lessons. Annual recitals for her students were in the East Donegal Township High School Auditorium. For three years following 1944 she studied piano and music theory at Goshen College. One summer she served as a volunteer at the White Earth Indian Reservation in northern Minnesota.

On Aug. 30, 1947, she married the Rev. Russell Roth Krabill, a native of Wayland, Iowa, at Marietta Mennonite Church in Marietta, Pa., by Bishop Noah Risser, assisted by her brother, the Rev. John S. Hiestand. Martha and Russell celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with family and friends in August 1997.

Martha was a loyal supporter and ministry partner with her husband, who pastored four Elkhart County Mennonite churches over a 50-year period: Locust Grove, North Goshen, Prairie Street and Holdeman. She shared her gifts of hospitality with the many members of her church and extended family networks. Martha continued to teach private piano in her home until her early 80s, having taught students from ages four to 83. She was a member of Prairie Street Mennonite Church.

Surviving are her daughter, Mary Ann (Dennis) Hollinger of Beverly, Ma.; a son, James Russell (Jeanette) Krabill of Elkhart; five grandchildren, Matthew (Toni) Krabill of Pasadena, Calif., Elisabeth (Rafael) Krabill Barahona of Goshen, Mary Laura Krabill of Pasadena, Daphne (Ryan) Hollinger Fowler of Atlanta and Naphtali (Nathan) Hollinger Mitten of Charlotte, N.C.; seven great-grandchildren; and one sister, Miriam (Benjamin) Kraybill of Palmyra, Pa.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Russell Krabill, and her brothers, John S. Hiestand, Paul S. Hiestand and Christian J. Hiestand.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 28, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home in Goshen. A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29, at Prairie Street Mennonite Church in Elkhart, with additional viewing for an hour prior. Burial will follow in Prairie Street Cemetery in Elkhart.

Memorials may be made to Mennonite Mission Network, 3145 Benham Ave., Ste. 3, Elkhart, IN 46517.

The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Nov. 25, 2014
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kreider, Betty Jane Book
, 79, of Lancaster, PA died January 22, 2014 at the same place from end stage renal failure; final disease or condition resulting in death is lupus. She was born April 19, 1934 at Lancaster, PA to Harold Kreider and Cora Reist (Hershey) Book.

On September 12, 1953 at Lancaster, PA she was married to John Eby Kreider, who was born August 28, 1929 and survives. They were married 60 years in September 2013.

Surviving are children, Connie married to Roy Bender; Barry married to Erica Landes; John married to Carolyn Eberly; Philip married to Lauren Reider; Jennifer married to Dean Peifer; and Kirby married to Cassie Hofstetter; 14 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and siblings, Roy & Ruth Book, Helen Rutt, Marian & John Groff, Rhoda & Ora Mast, Miriam Book & Jim Lapp.

Two grandsons, Ryan Scott Bender - June 1990 and Evan Kreider - April 2003 preceded her in death.

Betty sewed hundreds of comforters for Mennonite Central Committee.

Memorial services were held January 26, 2014 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Roy Bender, Lancaster, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kreider, Edyth I. Andrew
, 87, formerly of New Holland, PA died Thursday, May 29, 2014, at Garden Spot Village, where she had resided since 1998. She was born 1926 in Groffdale, area Leola, PA to Harry W. and Sadie (Brubaker) Andrew. Her husband was Parke M. Kreider, She was a member of New Holland Mennonite Church.

Surviving are three nieces, Judy Dowlin of Lancaster, and Sue, married to Jeff Anderson of Idledale, CO, and Kathy, married to Dale Good of New Holland, three great nieces and one great nephew.

She was preceded in death by her husband Parke and her sisters Helen A. Groff and Ruth E. Andrew and her brothers Harold and Mervin L. Andrew.

Funeral service was May 30, 2014 at Garden Spot Village, New Holland, with Chaplain Marian Harnish officiating. Interment was in the New Holland Mennonite Cemetery.

Source: Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland.
By: Leon Hertzler

Kreider, Elvin Leaman

PALMYRA Elvin Leaman Kreider, 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, December 20, 2014, at the M.S. Hershey Medical Center.

He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Thelma (Hershey) Kreider.

He was born Friday, June 22, 1934, in Strasburg, to the late Allen and Anna (Leaman) Kreider. Elvin loved the farm. When he wasn't farming, he was talking about farming. After he retired he enjoyed driving around and watching other farmers work. He loved God and the church, serving Stauffer's Mennonite Church in a variety of ways, including youth ministry leader, trustee, and treasurer. His generous spirit was also evidenced by his service with Mennonite Disaster Service and other charities. After his retirement from farming he served the Amish community. He loved his family. His children honor his legacy of faith, hard work, and commitment, in his care for their mother as she suffered the effects of Alzheimer's Disease.

He is survived by a son, Glenn Kreider and wife, Janice of Cedar Hill, Texas; two daughters, Joan Buckwalter and husband, Leon of Harrisburg, and Linda Metzler and husband, Ray of Greeley, Colo.; six grandchildren, Jeneec Martinez and husband, Johnny, S. Michael Kreider, Joshua Buckwalter, Shayla Buckwalter, Nathan Metzler, and Karina Metzler; one great-grandson, Dallas Buckwalter; and four brothers, Allen Kreider and wife, Flora, Paul Kreider and wife, Helen, Earl Kreider and wife, Marian, and John Kreider and wife, Kim. He was predeceased by a brother, Tobias Kreider, and a sister, Gloria Shelly.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 23, at 11 a.m. at Lebanon Valley Bible Church, 1482 Horseshoe Pike, Lebanon 17042 with Pastor John Hunt and Dr. Glenn Kreider officiating. Burial will follow in Stauffer's Mennonite Church Cemetery, Bachmanville. Family and friends are invited for viewing on Monday, December 22, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Rothermel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 25 W. Pine St., Palmyra 17078 and on Tuesday from 10 a.m. until time of the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in his honor to Mennonite Disaster Service, 583 Airport Road, Lititz, PA 17543; or , P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718; or Hospice of Central PA, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kreider, Susie I. Good,
88, of Ephrata, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at Fairmount Homes.

She was born in Ephrata to the late Mahlon and Fannie (Stauffer) Good and was the wife of the late Melvin Kreider.

Susie was a member of the Hinkletown Mennonite Church where she was a member of the sewing circle. She worked in the kitchen at Yoder's and the Brownstown Restaurant, where she enjoyed cooking and baking. Susie was well known for her lemon sponge and peanut butter pies.

She is survived by a son, Clarence E., husband of Darlene (Seibel) Kreider of Myerstown; 3 daughters, Linda J., wife of Ray R. Groff of Ephrata, Fannie L., wife of Michael Rollman of Ephrata, Becky S., wife of Ammon Weaver of Denver; 20 grandchildren; 62 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her husband and parents, she is preceded in death by a daughter, Ellen M. Kreider; a great grandson, Sheldon Martin; 5 brothers, Harry, Warren, Norman, Charles and Mahlon Good; 5 sisters, Anna Martin, Mary Sensenig, Edna Zollers, Eva Good and Margaret Good.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Hinkletown Mennonite Church, 2031 Division Highway, Ephrata. An additional viewing will be held on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, from 9 to 10 a.m., at the church, followed by her funeral service at 10 a.m., with Pastor Glenn Sauder officiating. Interment will take place in the Hinkletown Mennonite Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Susie's memory may be made to Fairmount Homes Sharing Fund, 333 Wheat Ridge Dr., Ephrata, PA 17522.

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

Intelligencer Journal - 8/30/2014
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Kropf, Lester Samuel
, 93, of Albany, Oregon died January 19, 2014 at the Mennonite Home. He was born Jan. 28, 1920, to Chauncey and Lomie Detweiler Kropf in Hubbard, Oregon. Les married Viola Burck on Sept. 3, 1944, at her parents' home in Albany, Oregon. Vi died in 1997. Les married Ruth Yordy on Nov. 7, 1998. A longtime member of Albany Mennonite Church. As a Conscientious Objector in World War II, he did his Civilian Public Service at Cascade Locks and in California. In 1954 Les and Vi took their four children to Texas, where they spent one year in Voluntary Service under the Mennonite Mission Board.

Survived by his wife Ruth, a son, Eugene, and his wife, Diane, of Harleysville, Penn.; two daughters, Jan Mullet and her husband, Dave, of Paoli, Ind., and Joan Kropf and her husband, Alan Yordy, of Camas, Wash.; a son-in-law, Trip Allen of Seattle; stepsons Phil Yordy and his wife, Jan, of Elmira, Ontario, and David Yordy and his wife, Marilyn, of Sherwood; seven grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren, a sister, Alice Martin of Goshen, Ind.

His youngest child, Rosemary Kropf Allen of Seattle, died Dec. 21, 2013. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Wilma Kauffman; and two brothers, Floyd and Ellis.

A memorial service was January 26, 2014 at Albany Mennonite Church.

Fisher Funeral Home, Albany, OR 97321.
Submitted & Edited by Leon Hertzler

Kuhns, Jennie Lynn
, 11, of Quarryville, PA died March 30, 2014 at Lancaster General Hospital from injuries sustained in an automobile accident. Born in Upper Leacock Twp., to Joseph L. and Rose Ann Zimmerman Kuhns. She attended Gap View Mennonite Church, Kinzers.

Survived by her parents, 5 siblings, JoAnn B., Justin L., Jana B., Jodi B., Janessa L. Kuhns, all at home; paternal grandparents, Samuel H. and Janice L. Kuhns of Greencastle; maternal grandparents, Noah N. and Pauline B. Zimmerman of Lancaster; several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandmother, Betty Zimmerman.

Funeral service was April 7, 2014 at Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA with interment following in the adjacent cemetery.

Source: Furman's - Leola, PA
By: Leon Hertzler

Kulp, Floyd Gehman
, 94, of Harrisonburg, Virginia died July 17, 2014 at Oak Lea Nursing Home. Mr. Kulp was born on March 31, 1920 in Franconia, PA to Norman L. and Katie (Gehman) Kulp. On May 13, 1939 he married the former Gladys Derstine, who preceded him in death on February 14, 2009. He was a longtime member of Ambler Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania. Following a move to Virginia, he was a member of Lindale Mennonite Church.

Survived by a son, Donald D. Kulp and wife Charlotte of New Freedom, Pennsylvania; a daughter, Janice Kulp Long and husband John of Fort Wayne, Indiana; daughter-in-law, Joan Kulp of Middletown, Virginia; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife Gladys, a son, James Kulp and a sister, Myrtle Heebner.

A memorial service was July 20, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Lindale Mennonite Church in Linville, Virginia. A private burial will be held at Lindale Mennonite Cemetery.

McMullen Funeral Home in Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted and Edited by Leon Hertzler

Kulp, Kathryn A. Moyer
, 95, of Souderton, Montgomery Co., PA died August 21, 2014 at the same place. She was born July 18, 1919 at Harleysville, Montgomery Co., PA to Harvey D. and Verda S. (Alderfer) Moyer. She was married to Francis B. Kulp, who is deceased.

Surviving are children, Francis "Larry" Kulp and wife Mary Ann; John David Kulp and Wife Ruth Ann; Mary Jane Godshall and husband Ray; and Martha Jean Weaver and husband John, eleven grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, a sister, Sara Detweiler, and a brother-in-law, Roscoe Leatherman.

A sister, Cleta Leatherman preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 26, 2014 at Souderton Mennonite Homes, Souderton, PA with burial in Salford Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harleysville, PA.

Submitted by: Bradley W. Alderfer, Harleysville, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

Kurtz, John David
, 62, passed into glory surrounded by his loved ones on Friday, May 2, 2014. He had fought a battle with renal cancer. He was co-owner of Hometown Structures in Westfield, MA for the past ten years. Born in Ephrata, PA on July 30, 1951, he was the son of the late John B. Kurtz and leaves his mother Lena (Reiff) Kurtz of Ephrata, PA. He relocated to Russell in 2002 from Pennsylvania. He was very active in foreign missions and distributing Gospel literature.

Besides his mother, he leaves his wife of 41 years, Margaret A. (Zimmerman) Kurtz of Russell; four sons, John Adam Kurtz and his wife Joanne of Rawlins, WY, Andrew David Kurtz and his wife Roxanne of Chester, Joshua Paul Kurtz and his wife Louisa of Shaftsbury, VT and Joseph Aaron and his wife Doreen of Chester, MA; three daughters, Priscilla Jane Reinford and her husband Jerald of Russell, Ruth Naomi Kurtz of Russell, and Elizabeth Ann Burkholder and her husband Ewan of Hong Kong; two brothers, Melvin Kurtz and his wife Irene, Harold Kurtz and his wife Grace; three sisters, Anna Mary Weaver and her husband Clair, Irene Weaver and her husband Lester, and Erma Martin and her husband Nevin.

He was predeceased by a daughter, Mary Margaret who welcomes him in glory.

Services will be held on Wednesday, May 7th at 10:00 a.m. at the Full Gospel Church, 110 Union Street, Westfield, MA followed by burial in Pioneer Valley Mennonite Fellowship Cemetery, RT. 20, Russell, MA. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, May 6th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Full Gospel Church in Westfield, MA. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Five Loaves Ministry, P.O. Box 157, Russell, MA 01071. Brien Hilltown Community Funeral Home in Huntington is in charge of the arrangements.

Intelligencer Journal - 5/5/2014
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish

Kurtz, Susan H. Fisher
, 98, of New Holland, PA formerly of Narvon, died Friday, March 7 [2014] at Garden Spot Village. She was born 1915 in Honey Brook Twp., to John and Rachel (Smoker) Fisher. Her husband Joseph I. Kurtz died in 2012. She was a member of Rockville Mennonite Church, Honey Brook.

Surviving are four children: Ivan married to Erma (Stoltzfus) Kurtz, Honey Brook; Ruth married to Martin Landis, Mechanicsburg; Lois married to Wilmer Miller, McClure; Walter married to Mildred (Musser) Kurtz, Narvon; 10 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; one step great grandchild; seven great-great grandchildren; two step great-great grandchildren; and two sisters: Ada Fisher and Anna Beiler, both of Honey Brook.

She was preceded in death by her husband Joseph and two sisters, a brother, and a great grandchild.

Her funeral service was March 12, 2014 at Garden Spot Village Chapel, New Holland, . Interment in Conestoga Mennonite Cemetery Morgantown, PA

Source: The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland, PA
By: Leon Hertzler

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