Gospel Herald Obituaries - July, 1981

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Gospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 27 - July 7, 1981, page 542

Blosser.- Celia, daughter of Michael and Kate (Conklin) Bixler, was born at Ashley, Ind., Oct. 8, 1893; died at Elkhart, Ind., June 15, 1981; aged 87 y. On Jan. 2, 1911, she was married to Henry Blosser, who died Mar. 20, 1960. She is survived by one daughter (Vivian-Mrs. Albert Bontrager), 4 sons (Russell, Vergil, Lowell, and Wendell), 12 grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. Iva Bennctt). An infant son (Herbert), an infant daughter (Beatrice), and a daughter (Gcnevieve-Mrs. Howard Sowles) preceded her in death. She was a member of Holdeman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held in charge of Russell Krabill; interment in Olive West, Cemetery.

Detweiler.- Hannah L., daughter ot Abram and Hannah (Landis) Freed, was born at Telford, Pa., Jan. 24, 1900; died at Lebanon, Pa., May 27, 1981; aged 81 y. She was married to Mahlon A. Detweiler, who died in August 1971. Surviving are 2 daughters (Ruth F. Detweiler and Anna F.-Mrs. Linford L. Halteman). 2 sons (Lester F. and Alvin F. Detweiler), 17 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother (Ervin L. Freed), and 2 sisters (Alverda Stinely and Miriam-Mrs. Clarence Musselman). She was a member of Shirksville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Rockhill Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 1, in charge of Russell M. Detweiler and Aaron M. Shank; interment in Rockhill Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kandel.- Amanda, daughter of Abe and Lydia Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, in 1897; died at Wooster (Ohio) Community Hospital, May 9, 1981. On Jan. 27, 1917, she was married to Abraham Kandel who died in 1964. Surviving are 2 sons (Olen and Eli), 3 daughters (Vera-Mrs. Atlee Weaver, Helen-Mrs. Aden Yoder, and Mrs. Sue Yoder), 26 grandchildren, and 31 great-grandchildren. She was a member of Martin's Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 12, in charge of Harold Grant Stoltzfus and Roman D. Stutzman; interment in the church cemetery.

Kauffman.- Barbara, was born in Oklahoma, Nov. 1, 1928 died in Lagrange County Hospital, Lagrange, Ind., Apr. 4, 1981; aged 52 y. On Dec. 31, 1951, she was married to Marion Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Donna), 3 sons (Ronald, Craig, and Loren), one grandson, her father (Menno J. Yoder), one brother (Ezra Yoder), and 4 sisters (Ida-Mrs. James Riddle, Sarah-Mrs. Don Whybrew, Ruth-Mrs. Marvin Miller, and Margaret-Mrs. Francis Miller). One sister preceded her in death. Memorial services were held Apr. 7 at Marion Mennonite Church. Graveside services were held Apr. 8 at Shore Cemetery, in charge ot Tim Lichti and Paul Lauver.

Mast.- Levi K., son of Amos and Sarah (Kauffman) Mast was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 7, 1883; died at Honey Brook, Pa., June 8, 1981; aged 98 y. On Dec. 20, 1910, he was married to Rebecca B. Smoker who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Ann M.-Mrs. Peter S. Walker), one son (Daniel L.), 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Maple Grove Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 12, in charge of Herman Glick; interment in Maple Grove cemetery.

Rediger.- Lavina, daughter of A. P. and Sara (Stutzman) Hershberger, was born near Milford, Neb., Jan. 17, 1890; died at Crestview Nursing Home, Milford, Neb., June 4, 1981; aged 91 y. On June 6, 1907, she was married to Jacob Rediger, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 6 children (Sterling, Verda-Mrs. Oliver Roth, Stanley, Merle, Dallas, and Ferman). 23 grandchildren, 54 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Ezra Hershberger). She was preceded in death by 2 daughters (Ollie Roth and Mabel Krabill), 3 grandchildren, one great-grandchild 8 brothers, and 3 sisters. She was a member of East Fairview Mennonite Church where funeral services were held June 6, in charge of Oliver Roth and Cloy Roth; interment in East Fairview Cemetery.

Rohrer.- A. Nissley, son of Witmer B. and Emma (Nissley) Rohrer, was born in Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 5, 1900 died at Osteopathic Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., June 6, 1981; aged 81 y. On Oct. 10, 1928, he was married to Anna Mae Bomberger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (A. Mark and J. Paul), 8 grandchildren 3 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Violet-Mrs. Daniel Wolgemuth). He was a member ot North End Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Mellinger Mennonite Church June 8, in charge of Mark Rohrer, Earl Wert and Chester Wenger; interment in Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery. , .

Sharp.- Elmer, son of Gideon and Salina (Yoder) Sharp was born in Garden City, Mo., Mar. 23, 1891; died in Mio Nursing Home, June 6, 1981; aged 90 y. On Oct. 8, 1911, he was married to Clara Kauffman, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Anita Swartz), one son (Harold), 12 grandchildren 31 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Lina Zook). He was a member of Fairview Mennonite Church where funeral services were held June 9, in charge of Ellsworth Handrich and Cleo Yoder; interment in Fairview Cemetery. .

Slagell.- Minnie, daughter of Jacob and Catherine (King) Yordy, was born in Livingston Co., Ill., Oct. 18, 1897; died at Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., May 27, 1981; aged 83 y. On Sept. 26, 1917, he was married to Ray Slagell, who died Sept. 10, 1968. Surviving are 3 daughters (Thelma Ives, Bernice Vergler and Catherine Klopfenstein), 2 sons (Gerald and Burdell), 24 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Edna Stalter and Erma Guth). She was a member of Waldo Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 29, in charge of Lester Zook and Edwin J. Stalter; interment in Waldo Cemetery.

Weaver.- Amanda W., daughter of Benjamin G. and Lizzie N. Wenger, was born near Ephrata, Pa., Aug. 1, 1902 died at Lancaster General Hospital, May 21, 1981; aged 78 y. On Sept. 2, 1962, she was married to Ivan G. Weaver, who died Jan. 14, 1976. Surviving are 2 stepchildren (Mervin R. and Paul R.) 15 stepgrandchildren, 37 stepgreat-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Samuel S., Lester B., and John S. Wenger). She was preceded in death by one stepdaughter (Arlene R. Kennel) and 2 brothers (Paul S. and Luke M. Wenger). She was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 25, in charge of Ralph G. Ginder and Curvin Buchen; interment in Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery.

Zehr.- Lloyd, son of Daniel and Leah (Iutzi) Zehr, was born Apr. 22, 1916; died suddenly of a heart attack at Woodstock, Ont., Mar. 31, 1981; aged 64 y. On June 7, 1939, he was married to Luella Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 4 sons (Lonny, Carl, Lynn T. and Randolph), one daughter (Janet-Mrs. Lloyd Zehr), and 10 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and 2 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at East Zorra Mennonite Church, in charge of Vernon Zehr, John Martin, and Gordon Bauman.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 28 - July 14, 1981, page 558.

Cable.- Nannie 0., daughter of John L. and Elizabeth (Hostetler) Livingston, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Apr. 2, 1897; died at her home at Hollsopple, Pa., June 9, 1981; aged 84 y. In 1915, she was married to Charles E. Cable, who died on May 13, 1976. Surviving are one son (Elwood), 2 daughters (Grace and La Verne-Mrs. Paul Speigle), 8 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Agnes Kissel, Mrs. Mary Blough, and Mrs. Elda Thomas). She was a member of Stahl Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 12, in charge of Curtis D. Godshall and Sanford G. Shetler; interment in the Stahl Cemetery.

Dietzel.- Alfred H., son of Samuel and Elma Dietzel, was born in Fair Haven Twp., Mich., May 28, 1911; died at Pigeon, Mich., June 13, 1981; aged 70 y. On Nov. 29, 1934, he was married to Verna L. Miller, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Delores-Mrs. Dewey Gouge and Jeanette-Mrs. Edsel Reibling), 4 sons (Cleason, Alfred, Jr., Kenneth, and Gerald), 14 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Helen Loewen and Lenora-Mrs. E. K. Sempira), and 5 brothers (Loren, Arnold, Reuben, Carlton, and Harlan). Funeral services were held at Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church on June 17, in charge of Charles Haarer and Alfred Dietzel, Jr.; interment in the church cemetery.

Eiman.- Ollie B., daughter of Dan and Mary (Heatwole) Showalter, was born in Broadway, Va., Oct. 27, 1877; died at Iowa City, Iowa, June 19, 1981; aged 103 y. She was married to David Eiman, who died in 1963. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mary V. Stoltzfus, Martha Eiman, Erma M. Diener, and Ruth Miller), one son (Paul H. Eiman), 9 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Wellman Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Powell Funeral Home, Wellman, Iowa, June 22, in charge of Wilbur Nachtigall and Jack Zerwas; interment in Wellman Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hershberger.- Dorothy E., daughter of Jerry C. and Lizzie (Mishler) Troyer, was born in Shipshewana, Ind., Mar. 28, 1912; died at University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, June 12, 1981; aged 69 y. On Jan. 26, 1936, she was married to Albert Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Garth E. and Jerold L.), one brother (Francis Troyer), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Inez Hostetler, Mrs. Rachel Klaywitter, Mrs. Ester Smucker, and Mrs. Maxine Derstine). One sister preceded her in death. She was a member of Wellman Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 15, in charge of Emery Hochstetler; interment in Wellman Mennonite Cemetery.

Hochstetler.- Whilmer, son of William and Emma (Hill) Hochstetler, was born in Walnut Creek Twp., Ohio, Dec. 18, 1902; died of a heart attack at Pomerene Memorial Hospital, June 8, 1981; aged 78 y. On Jan. 8, 1927, he was married to Ida Schrock, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Martha-Mrs. Dale Schrock), one son (William), 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Ferman). He was preceded in death by one sister and 3 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 11, in charge of Alvin Kanagy and Paul R. Miller; interment in Walnut Creek Mennonite Church Cemetery.

King.- Christian, son of Christian Z. and Fannie (Byler) King, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, July 21, 1886; died at Meadville City Hospital, Meadville, Pa., June 15, 1981; aged 94 y. He was married to Clara Mae Miller, who died on Mar. 24, 1965. Surviving are 2 sons (Floyd E. and Wilson J. C.), 8 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 5 great-great-grandchildren. He was a member of First Mennonitc Church. Funeral services were held at the Hathaway-Tedesco Funeral Home on June 18, in charge of Alan Leinbach and Herman Myers; interment in Kingsley Cemetery, Townline, Pa.

Kniss.- Paul B., son of John and Louisa (Blough) Kniss, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., July 18, 1905: died at his home in Johnstown, Pa., June 22, 1981; aged 75 y. On July 18, 1928, he was married to Lizzie Kaufman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 brothers (Orville and John). He was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Lloy and Harold) and one sister (Ruth). He was a member of Stahl Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 24, in charge of Curtis D. Godshall and Sanford C. Shetler; interment in Stahl Cemetery.

Kratz.- Mary E., daughter of Daniel and Esther (Detweiler) Leatherman, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Apr. 14, 1899; died at her home on June 1, 1981; aged 82 y. On June 14, 1924, she was married to Theodore W. Kratz, who died on Apr. 22, 1946. Surviving are one daughter (Mrs. Marian Moyer), 2 sons (Elmer and Horace Kratz), 7 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and one brother. She was preceded in death by one stillborn son (Harvey). She was a member of Lansdale Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Plains Mennonite Church on June 6, in charge of Jacob Z. Rittenhouse, Norman H. Bechtel, and John R. Mclntyre; interment in Plains Mennonite Cemetery.

Litwiller.- Lester E., son of Simon and Katie (Ehrisman) Litwiller, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Jan. 25, 1909; died in Manatee Memorial Hospital, Bradenton, Fla., May 25, 1981; aged 72 y. On Sept. 28, 1933, he was married to Alta Hartzler, who survives. Also surviving are one son (James), one daughter (Nancy-Mrs. Carl Miller), 2 grandsons, 3 brothers (Chancy, William and Allen), and 3 sisters (Esther, Freda, and Rachel Litwiller). He was preceded in death by one son. He was a member of the Mennonite Church at Normal, Ill., where funeral services were held, in charge of James Waltner.

Nickel.- Elmer Edward, son of Henry and Etta (Witt) Nickel, was born in Saline Co., Neb., July 1, 1907; died at Lincoln, Neb., June 19, 1981; aged 73 y. On Feb. 8, 1934, he was married to Nancy Nickel, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Roger), 2 granddaughters, and 2 sisters (Della Brunkow and Velma Potts). He was preceded in death by one brother (Warren). He was a member of Salem Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 23, in charge of Lee Schlegel; interment in Salem Cemetery.

Rufenacht.- Olen Elias, son of Elias and Louisa (Aeschliman) Rufenacht, was born at Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 12, 1910; died of cancer at Wauson, Ohio, May 22, 1981; aged 70 y. On Feb. 15, 1934, he was married to Viola Short, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Mary Louise-Mrs. Wilmer Lehman, Helen-Mrs. Clint Hofstetter, and Geneva), 2 sons (Verle and Verlen), 5 grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Reo and Maynard). He was a member of West Clinton Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on May 25, in charge of Edward Diener; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Troyer.- Jerome M., son of Mannas and Mary Elizabeth (Hostetler) Troyer, was born at White Cloud, Mich., May 13, 1908; died of cancer and pneumonia at Goshen Hospital, Goshen, Ind., June 21, 1981; aged 73 y. On Dec. 12, 1935, he was married to Martha Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are 5 daughters (Joyce-Mrs. Fred Landis, Julia- Mrs. Lee Bauman, Donna-Mrs. Dana Sommers, Janice-Mrs. Amos Hostetler, and June-Mrs. Stan Yoder), one son (Jerome Troyer, Jr.), 15 grandchildren, one sister (Mary Ann-Mrs. Dewey Miller), and one brother (Ed Troyer). He was a member of East Goshen Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 23, in charge of Cliff Miller; interment in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Zehr.- Silda, daughter of Peter and Lena (Ulrich) Schertz, was born at Roanoke, Ill., Feb. 27, 1892; died at Good Samaritan Home, Manson, Iowa, June 21, 1981; aged 89 y. On Aug. 29, 1917, she was married to Ray R. Zehr, who died on Dec. 3, 1970. Surviving are 3 sons (R. Wayne, Leiand, and Dean Zehr), 2 daughters (Irma Zehr and Marilyn-Mrs. Leo Eigsti), 14 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Rose Nofsinger, Edith Egli, Lillian Schertz, and Hazel Rhodes). She was preceded in death by 2 sons (Francis and Lowell). She was a member of Manson Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 23, in charge of Irvin Nussbaum; interment in Rose Hill Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 29 -July 21, 1981, page 574.

Brenneman.- Mary E., daughter of Moses and Mary (Stemen) Brenneman, was born in Elida, Ohio, July 23, 1894; died at Springview Manor Nursing Home, Lima, Ohio, June 18, 1981; aged 86 y. She was preceded in death by seven brothers and one sister. She was a member of Central Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Salem Mennonite Church, June 20, 1981, in charge of Don Brenneman and Fred Brenneman; interment in Salem Cemetery.

Frankhouser.- Wilda N., daughter of James T. and Minnie F. (Norris) Lepley, was born July 29, 1910, in Barrville, Pa., died at Lewistown Hospital, Lewistown, Pa., June 15, 1981; aged 70 y. On Apr. 21, 1930, she was married to Irvin B. Frankhouser, Sr., who survives. Also surviving are 4 daughters (Mrs. Bernice M. Seitz, Jane-Mrs. Paul Treaster, Sarah-Mrs. Donald Goddard, and Susan-Mrs. James Kauffman), 2 sons (Irvin R., Jr., and John F.), 20 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, one sister, and 2 brothers. She was preceded in death by one brother (Horace Lepley). She was a member of Barrville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 17, in charge of Raymond S. Peachey and Jonathan E. Yoder; interment in Barrville Mennonite Cemetery.

Hertzler.- Lloyd K., son of Allen G. and Phebe (Shenk) Hertzler, was born in Newport News, Va., Apr. 6, 1948; died by drowning in Augusta Co., Va., June 5, 1981; aged 33 y. Surviving are his parents, 3 brothers (Leslie A., Ashton L., and W. Ray), 2 sisters (Kathryn J. Kornhaus and Marie Hertzler Horst), and one foster sister (Joyce C. Moss). He was a member of Weaver Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 8, in charge of James Stauffer, Eugene Souder, and H. Michael Shenk II; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Kauffman.- Nelson E., was born in Garden City, Mo., Oct. 5, 1904; died of a heart attack at his home in Largo, Fla., June 18, 1981; aged 76 y. On June 10, 1929, he was married to Christmas Carol (Miller Hostetler) who died Jan. 30, 1969. On June 26, 1970, he was married to Lois (Garber Keener), who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Stanlee and James), one daughter (Marcia Miller), one sister (Floy-Mrs. Wallace Kauffman), and one foster brother (Dale Huntzinger). He was preceded in death by one daughter (Madonna Eberly) and 4 brothers (Floyd, Harold, Herbert, and Carl). He was ordained to the ministry in 1934 and ordained bishop in 1940. He served congregations at Hannibal, Mo., Belmont, Elkhart, Ind.; and Peace Community Mennonite Church in Clearwater, Fla. He was a member of Peace Community Mennonite Church. Memorial services were held at Moss Funeral Home, Largo, Fla, June 21, in charge of Stanlee Kauffman; graveside services were held at Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Ind., June 24, in charge of Ray Bair, followed by memorial services at Belmont Mennonite Church, in charge of John Mosemann.

Kraybill.- Elizabeth L., daughter of Peter S. and Sarah (Lehman) Kraybill, was born in East Donegal Twp., Pa., Apr. 17, 1891; died in Manheim Twp., Pa., June 9, 1981; aged 90 y. Surviving is one sister (Emily L. Kraybill). She was a member of Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 12, in charge of Shelley R. Shellenberger, Henry W. Frank, and Nathan D. Showalter; interment in Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery

Mishler.- Elva, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Nelson, was born in Shipshewana, Ind., Aug. 11, 1904; died of a heart attack at Shipshewana, Ind., June , 1981. On Mar. 6, 1927, she was married to Nona Mishler, who died June 30, 1977. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mary Jane-Mrs. Frank Friend, Rose Ann-Mrs. Gerald Inman), one son (Marion), 10 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Perry and Dale). She was a member of Shore Mennonile Church, where funeral services were held on June 18, in charge of Orvin Hooley and Harvey Chupp; interment in Shore Cemetery.

Moyer.- Emma C., daughter of Samuel and Suzanna (Clemmer) Derstine, was born in Hatfield, Pa., July 1, 1891; died at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, Pa., June 28, 1981; aged 90 y. On Dec. 30, 1916, she was married to Jonas Y. Bergey, who died Oct. 20, 1956. On Nov. 26, 1959, she was married to Erwin Moyer, who survives. Also surviving are 10 stepchildren (Willard D., Ada D.-Mrs. Stanley Hendricks, Esther-Mrs. Willard Godshall, Ruth-Mrs. Abe Derstine, Naomi-Mrs. Russell Weber, Miriam-Mrs. Henry Nyce, Anna Mary-Mrs. Edgar Landis, Margaret-Mrs. Maynard Yoder, Elvin, and Mark), and one sister, Edna-Mrs. Raymond Frankenfield). She was a member of Plains Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 1, in charge of Gerald C. Studer; interment in Plains Cemetery.

Roth.- Reuben, son of Valentine L. and Lydia (Stauffer) Roth, was born at Milford, Neb., May 12, 1906; died at his home in Wauseon, Ohio, June 22, 1981; aged 75 y. On Jan. 26, 1928, he was married to Norma Schweitzer, who survives. Also surviving are one son (Edward L.), one daughter (Nancy-Mrs. John A. Smith), one brother (Joseph Roth), and 4 sisters (Mattie-Mrs. Ed Sitler, Martha-Mrs. Melvin Sitler, Grace-Mrs. Melvin Lehman, and Florence-Mrs. Leonard King). He was a member of Central Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 25, in charge of Charles H. Gautsche and William Tikerina; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Schertz.- Vera N., daughter of Christian and Mary (Keifer) Stalter, was born July 26, 1909; died at St. James Hospital, Pontiac, Ill., May 25, 1981; aged 71 y. On June 15, 1941, she was married to Lloyd D. Schertz, who died Feb. 8, 1972. Surviving are one son (Jay H.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Vietta Hartzler and June Schertz), one stepson (Richard D. Schertz), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Jean Redekopp), 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, her mother, one brother (Harvey Stalter), and 4 sisters (Cora Stalter, Mrs. Bernice Bachman, Mrs. Edna Weaver, and Mrs. Ruth Combs). She was a member of Metamora Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held May 28, in charge of Larry Augsburger, James Detweiler, and Gail Fisher; interment in Steward Harmony Cemetery.

Yoder.- Samuel D., son of David and Mollie (Yoder) Yoder, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Apr. 29, 1893; died in Lagrange (Ind.) Hospital, June 27, 1981; aged 88 y. On June 28, 1917, he was married to Nancy Weirich, who survives. Also surviving are 5 sons (Oscar, Truman, Raymond, Harley, and William), 2 daughters (Mrs. Edna Bohing and Mrs. Goldie Nuet), 26 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Mary Eash). He was a member of Shore Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 30, in charge of 0. H. Hooley, Harvey Chupp, and Orville Miller; interment in Shore Cemetery.

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Gospel Herald - Volume 74, Number 30 -July 28, 1981, pages 589, 590.

Brown.- Henry J., son of John and Anna (Martins) Brown, was born in Russia, May 1, 1896; died at Hutton Nursing Home, Salem, Ohio, June 22, 1981; aged 91 y. On July 6, 1929, he was married to Anna Blosser, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Betty Lou-Mrs. Cal Graber), one grandson, and one sister (Mrs. Tina Peters). He was a member of North Lima Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 25, in charge of Richard Bartholomew; interment in Midway Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Detwiler.- Orpha R., daughter of J. V. and Martha (Shoemaker) Fortner, was born in Freeport, Ill., Apr. 10, 1889; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., June 26, 1981; aged 92 y. On Aug. 9, 1910, she was married to Noah Detwiler, who died May 2, 1972. Surviving are 2 daughters (Naomi-Mrs. LeRoy Zook and Martha-Mrs. John Wenger), 3 sons (Ralph, Oren, and Russell), 23 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Home, Hesston, June 29, in charge of Jerry Quiring and Paul Friesen; interment in East Lawn Cemetery.

Eicher.- Lydia Anna, daughter of Joseph and Magdalene (Zimmerman) Steckley, was born in Milford, Neb., June 30, 1895; died at Schowalter Villa, Hesston, Kan., June 13, 1981; aged 85 y. On Oct. 14, 1913, she was married to William R. Eicher, who died June 5, 1959. Surviving are 4 daughters (Laverta-Mrs. Dan E. Schweitzer, Verdella-Mrs. Milton M. Miller, Teresa-Mrs. Perry Burkey, and Violet-Mrs. Ted Troyer), 3 sons (Walter, Floyd, and Lloyd), 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Harry and Floyd). She was preceded in death by one son, Ellis, in 1948. She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Miller Funeral Home, June 18, in charge of Jerry Quiring, Milo Kauffman, Noah Landis, and Herbert Yoder; interment in West Fairview Cemetery, Beaver Crossing, Neb.

Ely.- Mary Elizabeth, daughter of C. J. and Cora Garber, was born in Alpha, Minn., Oct. 27, 1904; died at Bethel Deaconess Hospital, Newton, Kan., June 30, 1981; aged 76 y. On April 25, 1928, she was married to Harold L. Ely, who died Feb. 18, 1973. Surviving are 2 daughters (Hazel-Mrs. Nathan Andres, Jr., and Marilyn-Mrs. David R. Gwartney), 6 grandchildren, and one brother (Charles J. Garber). She was a member of Hesston Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 3, in charge of Jerry Quiring; interment in West Liberty Cemetery, Inman, Kan.

Harrison.- Erma, daughter of Milo J. and Melinda (Burkholder) Smucker, was born in Smithville, Ohio; died at Wooster, Ohio, June 9, 1981; aged 74 y. She was married to Wayne Harrison, who preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Dwight and Gerald), 6 grandchildren, one sister (Iva Smucker), and one brother (Raymond Smucker). She was preceded in death by one son (Ronald) in 1938 and 2 brothers (Clarence and Alvin). She was a member of Smithville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held June 12, in charge of Herman Myers; interment in Oak Grove Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Hershberger.- Elizabeth, daughter of Joseph and Mary (Zook) Sommers, was born in Miami Co., Ind., Mar. 31, 1892; died at Kokomo, Ind., Hospital, June 14, 1981; aged 71 y. On July 31, 1919, she was married to Dan Hershberger, who died on Apr. 20, 1971. Surviving are 4 daughters (Mildred Whetstone, Ima Overholt, Letha Stuckey, and Doris Robbins), 19 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, one sister (Iva Sommers), and one brother (Harry Sommers). She was a member of Howard-Miami Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on June 17, in charge of Ralph Stahly and Lee Miller; interment in Mast Cemetery.

Hurst.- Jacob G., son of Mattias and Anna (Good) Hurst, was born Oct. 10, 1884; died July 1, 1981; aged 96 y. His wife ______ ______, died in 1970. Surviving are 11 children (Sylvester, David, Jacob, Anna-Mrs. John Good, Clayton, Mary Good, Esther White, Edwin, John, Lloyd, and Roy), 36 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, 18 great-great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Hettie Good and Sallie Burkhart). He was a member of Bowmansville Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 4, in charge of Wilmer Leaman and Ben Brubacher; interment in adjoining cemetery.

Kennel.- Magdalena, daughter of Christian A. and Barbara (Schrag) Kennel, was born in Wellesley, Ont., Mar. 8, 1890; died at Lewis County General Hospital, Lowville, N.Y.; aged 91 y. Surviving is one sister (Sarah-Mrs. Emanuel Steinman). She was preceded in death by 5 sisters (Samanda, Susan- Mrs. John Jutzi, Clara-Mrs. Samuel Lehman, Minetta-Mrs. Samuel Erb, and Priscilla-Mrs. Ervin Ropp), and one brother (Daniel). She was a charter member of First Mennonite Church, New Bremen. Family services were held on the afternoon of June 25, followed by an evening memorial service, in charge of Lester Bauman.

Miller.- Erma May, daughter of Victor and Mary (Metzler) Myers, was born in Fairfield Twp., Ohio, Oct. 22, 1898; died of congestive heart failure at N. Columbiana County Community Hospital, Salem, Ohio, July 5, 1981; aged 82 y. On Jan. 20, 1927, she was married to Ervin C. Miller, who died Jan. 19, 1974. Surviving are one daughter (Evelyn Miller), one son (Herman Miller), and 5 grandsons. She was a member of Leetonia Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 7, in charge of Leonard D. Hershey; interment in Midway Cemetery.

Nofziger.- Lonnie Dale, son of Dale A. and Berneda (Wyse) Nofziger, was born in Archbold, Ohio, Mar. 17, 1957; died in a truck accident at Waukegan, Ill., July 2, 1981; aged 24 y. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Larry and Lynn), and 3 sisters (Elaine-Mrs. David Schnitkey, Nedra-Mrs. Richard Fredrick, and Helen-Mrs. Ron Leu). He was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 6, in charge of Ellis B. Croyle and W. Jing Chow; interment in Pettisville Cemetery.

Nolt.- Eleanor H., daughter of Christian B. and Mary L. (Herr) Nolt, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., Oct. 7, 1889; died at Manheim, Pa., July 4, 1981; aged 92 y. Surviving are 2 brothers (Martin L and Norman H. Nolt). She was a member of East Chestnut Street Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Stumptown Mennonite Church, July 8, in charge of James M. Shank, James R. Hess, and Luke Nolt; interment in Stumptown Cemetery.

Nussbaum.- Sam I., son of Isaac and Marianne (Neuenschwander) Nussbaum, was born at Berne, Ind., in 1890; died at Brenn-Field Nursing Center, Orrville, Ohio, July 1, 1981; aged 90 y. On Sept. 16, 1916, he was married to Katherine Lehman, who died Sept. 25, 1929. Surviving are 5 daughters (Ida-Mrs. Vernon Schneck, Ada and Lela Nussbaum, Mildred-Mrs. Elmer Stauffer, and Pearl-Mrs. Vilas Zuercher), one son (Melvin), 10 grandchildren, 8 grandchildren, and one sister (Lydia Nussbaum). He was preceded in death by 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He was a member of Kidron Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Desvoitnes-Spidell Funeral Home, Mount Eaton, July 4, in charge of Bill Detweiler; interment in Kidron Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Short.- Verda, daughter of Ervin E. and Ada (Aschliman) Eash, was born at Archbold, Ohio, Feb. 23, 1930; died at St. Vincent's, Toledo, Ohio, July 1, 1981; aged 51 y. On Oct. 4, 1952, she was married to Donovan G. Short, who survives. Also surviving are 2 children (Scott and Mary Jo), 3 brothers (Elon, Wesley, and Verlin Esch), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Vivian Miller and Miriam-Mrs. Edward Yoder). She was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 4, in charge of Keith Leinbach and Walter Stuckey; interment in Lockport Cemetery.

Steckley.- Albert C., son of John and Mary (Niderkorn) Steckley, was born in Kansas, Oct. 17, 1895; died at Albany, Ore., July 3, 1981; aged 86 y. On Oct. 22, 1916, he was married to Lydia Birky, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Wilmer, Norman, and Leonard), 3 daughters (Lola Smith, Geneva Gentry, and Joyce Steckley), 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren. He was a member of Albany Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 6, in charge of Ed Miller and James M. Lapp; interment in Willamette Memorial Park.

Stuckey.- Charles E., son of John and Arminda (Schmucker) Stuckey, was born in West Unity, Ohio, Apr. 22, 1919; died of leukemia at St. Vincent's, Toledo, Ohio, July 5, 1981; aged 62 y. On July 30, 1939, he was married to Gladys Grieser, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Marvin and James), his mother, 3 grandchildren, one brother (Clifford), and 2 sisters (Vivian-Mrs. Amos Eicher and Edna-Mrs. Eddie Schrock). He was preceded in death by his father and 2 brothers. He was a member of Lockport Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held on July 8, in charge of Keith Leinbach, Walter Stuckey, and Les Wood; interment in Lockport Cemetery.

Swartzentruber.- Elizabeth, daughter of Simon J. and Sarah (Beachy) Lichty, was born in Somerset County, Pa., Dec. 17, 1886; died in Louisville, Ohio, June 13, 1981; aged 94 y. She was married to Jacob Swartzentruber, who died in 1977. Surviving are 2 sons (Merle and Willard), 7 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Ross Lichty). She was a member of the Casselman District Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at Gortner Union Church, June 17, in charge of Walter C. Otto.

Swartzentruber.- Fred E., son of Shem and Nancy Jane (Marner) Swartzendruber, was born in Clarion, Iowa, Jan. 31, 1895; died at Elkhart, Ind., June 30, 1981; aged 86 y. On Dec. 15, 1921, he was married to Ella May Augsburger, who died Feb. 25, 1974. Surviving are 2 daughters (Esther-Mrs. Melvin Glick and Edith-Mrs. Marvin Nafziger), 2 sons (Frederick and John D.), 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, one sister (Salina-Mrs. Milo Stutzman), and 4 brothers (Lee, Omar, Earl, and Herbert). He was a member of College Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 3, in charge of Arnold C. Roth and Levi C. Hartzler; interment in Elkhart Prairie Cemetery.

Roth.- Lola Ann, daughter of Levi J. and Cora (Byler) Sharp, was born in Roach, Mo., Apr. 8, 1906; died of cancer at her home in Canby, Ore., July 3, 1981; aged 75 y. On Oct. 1, 1927, she was married to Noah J. Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Norman Duane and Stephen Eugene), one daughter (Virginia Eden Swartzendruber), 17 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Ruth Lais and Esther-Mrs. Marvin Headings). She was a member of Zion Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held July 7, in charge of John P. Oyer; interment in Zion Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Yoder.- George E., was born in Elk Lick Twp., Pa., Oct. 3, 1901; died at his home at Springs, Pa., June 13, 1981; aged 79 y. Surviving are his wife (Verda Maust Yoder), 2 sons (Edward and Jay), 3 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Funeral services were held at Springs Mennonite Church, June 15, in charge of John Wengerd and Walter C. Otto.

Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana


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