Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1996

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Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 32 - August 6, 1996

Bachman, Verna A. Reeb, 76, Metamora, Ill. Born: Jan. 4, 1920, Roanoke, Ill., to Henry C. and Katie Kennell Reeb. Died: July 9, 1996, Peoria, Ill. Survivors - husband: Richard J. Bachman; children: James, Elaine Newcomer, Judi Carter, Carol Detweiler; brothers and sister: Arthur and John Reeb, Nellie Schertz; 14 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: July 12, Metamora Mennonite Church, by Robert Nolt. Burial: Stewart-Harmony Cemetery.

Denlinger, Verna Elizabeth Hostetter, 72, Chambersburg, Pa. Born: July 24, 1923, Gap, Pa., to Galen B. and Susie K. Hershey Hostetter . Died: April 21, 1996, Chambersburg, Pa., of a stroke. Survivors-husband: Roy D. Denlinger; children: Geraldine Frey, Marlin, Ronald, Janice Bricker, Suetta Grove, Darlene Meyers, Karen Lehman; brother and sisters: G. Hershey Hostetter, Eleanor Hershey, Virginia Neff, Sara Buckwalter, Lydia Denlinger, Elverta Horst, Emma Ranck; 28 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. Funeral and burial: April 25, Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, by Rob Cahill, Nelson Martin, and Richard Buckwalter.

Drasak, Phoebe Elizabeth Zook, 68, Edmonton, Alta. Born: April 19, 1928, Dodds, Alta., to John and Mary Lauber Zook. Died: July 12, 1996, Edmonton, Alta., of heart failure. Survivors - husband: Frank Drasak; son: Frank Dale; brothers and sister: Kenneth, Raymond, Jane Basgall. Congregational membership: Holyrood Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: July 16, Salem Mennonite Church, by Ray Landis.

Hochstetler, Owen I., 69, Victor, Mont. Born: Sept. 14, 1926, White Sulpher Springs, Mont., to John and Emma Birky Hochstetler. Died: July 2, 1996, Missoula, Mont. Survivors-wife: Bertha Brenneman Hochstetler; children: Glenna Nissley, Merlin, Marlene Combe, Grace Nisly, Jo Landis, Lucille Nisly, Doreen; brother and sister: Harold, Leona Oesch; 11 grandchildren. Funeral: July 6, Assembly of God, by Roy Hostetler. Burial: Corvallis Cemetery.

Hostetler, Dale J., 71, Dorchester, Neb. Born: March 26, 1925, to Grant and Sadie Schweitzer Hostetler. Died: May 17, 1996, Lincoln, Neb., from a staph infection. Survivors-wife: Imogene Stauffer Hostetler; children: Pat Hergenrader, Sally Kastanek, Robert D., Jerry L.; brother and sister: Eldon, Norma Jean Troyer; 9 grandchildren, one great grandchild. Congregational membership: Beth-El Mennonite Church. Funeral: May 21, Bellwood Mennonite Church, by John C. King and Robert Troyer. Burial: Milford Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Kline, James Ervin, 80, Hagerstown, Md. Born: Jan. 27, 1916, Big Pool, Md., to Burt and Cora Cassidy Kline. Died: July 12, 1996, Williamsport, Md., of a stroke. Survivors-daughter: Katherine E. Smith; 2 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Katherine R. Kline (wife). Congregational membership: Community Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 15, Gerald Minnick Funeral Home, by Roger I. Martin and Lewis M. Coss. Burial: Mt. Olivet Cemetery.

Martz, Hubert E., 75, Hagerstown, Md. Born: Aug. 19, 1920, Hagerstown, Md., to Roy and Addie Viola Moser Martz. Died: June 17, 1996, Hagerstown, Md., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Cora M. Green Martz; daughter: Mary Ann Martin; sister: Mamie E. Griffith; 2 grandchildren, 3 greatgrandchildren. Funeral: June 18, Community Mennonite Church, by Adam R. Martin, Roger I. Martin, Lewis M. Coss, and Ray Phillips. Burial: Mt. Lena United Methodist Cemetery.

Miller, Susan "Susie," 62, Nappanee, Ind. Born: April 2, 1934, Kalona, Iowa, to Levi and Sarah Schrock Miller. Died: June 8, 1996, Nappanee, Ind., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Amos Miller; children: Sarah Miller, Jerry, Linda Kindrex, Sue White, Amos Laverne; brothers and sisters: Joe, Chris, Harvey, Levi Jr., Polly Mast, Mat tie Mast, Barbara Miller, Sadie Elliott; 4 grandchildren. Funeral: June 11, North Main Street Mennonite Church, by Ken Bontreger. Burial: Union Center Cemetery.

Nafziger, Cora, 84, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 16, 1911, Archbold, Ohio, to Henry and Mary Sauder Nafziger. Died: July 12, 1996, Archbold, Ohio. Funeral: July 14, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer and Lois Hartman. Burial: Pettisville Cemetery.

Peters, Martha S., 76, Manheim, Pa. Born: April 21, 1920, Manheim, Pa., to Jacob and Ada Snavely Peters. Died: May 12, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - brothers and sisters: Benjamin S., Amos S., Ruth Shellenberger, Elizabeth. Funeral: May 15, Buch Funeral Home, by George M. Hurst and Jay M. Peters. Burial: Hernley Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Schmidt, Virgil L., 81, Hesston, Kan. Born: April 8, 1915, Kiowa County, Kan., to Louis and Lodie Wedal Schmidt. Died: July 12, 1996, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - wife: Velma Troyer Schmidt; children: Charles, Kenneth, Marvin, Mark, Dale, Harlan, Genevieve Harmison, Joyce Twitchell, Carol Block, Alice Gardner; brothers and sisters: Vernon, Lloyd, Melvin, Chester, Irvin, Lena Good, Geneva Spicer; 26 grandchildren, 9 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by one son. Funeral: July 16, Hesston Mennonite Church, by Wesley Jantz and James Carpenter. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

Sensenig, Titus M., 85, Lancaster, Pa. Born: Feb. 22, 1911, Blue Ball, Pa., to Henry M. and Mary Martin Sensenig. Died: May 22, 1996, Lancaster, Pa. Survivors - wife: Ruth E. Lehman Leatherman Sensenig; children: Richard E., Kenneth V., Lamarr L., Daniel L., Ruth E. Burkholder; sisters: Lena Schnupp, Ruth Shirk, Phoebe Wenger; 19 grandchildren, 34 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Edna Mae Lehman Sensenig (first wife). Funeral: May 26, Ephrata Mennonite Church, by M. John Nissley and Jeffrey High. Burial: Groffdale Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Stine, Dorothy June, 75, Hagerstown, Md. Born: June 6, 1921, Sheffield, Iowa, to Jesse M. and Gladys Prudene Benson Stine. Died: July 7, 1996, Hagerstown, Md., of cancer. Congregational membership: Community Mennonite Church. Funeral and burial: July 10, United Methodist

Shank, Luella Martin, 82, Cemetery, by Lewis M. Coss. Chambersburg, Pa. Born: Aug. 13, 1913, Shippensburg, Pa., to Jacob B. and Minnie Smith Martin. Died: June 25, 1996, Chambersburg, Pa., of heart failure. Survivors - husband: Leonard Shank; children: Doris Fritz, Dorothy Crider, Darlene Rosenberry, Leon, Dolly Myers; brother and sister: David H. Martin,Mary Baer. Funeral and burial: June 27, Chambersburg Mennonite Church, by Roger Martin, Jerry Roth, Jere Horst, and Preston Frey

Wyse, Marvin S., 71, Pettisville, Ohio. Born: Dec. 1, 1924,Stryker, Ohio, to Joseph and Mabel Short Wyse. Died: July 7,1996, Toledo, Ohio. Survivors-wife: Shirley Frey Wyse; children: Scott, Jon, Luana Esterline, Lisa Snook; brothers: Mahler, Warren; 6 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Anthony M. Wyse (son). Funeral: July 11, Central Mennonite Church, by Wilmer and Lois Hartman, Charles Gautsche, and Walter Stuckey. Burial:. Pettisville Cemetery.


August 13 - No issue published this week.


Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 33 - August 20, 1996

Allebach, Stella K., 98, Souderton, Pa. Born: Oct. 7, 1897, Silverdale, Pa., to William and Emma Kratz Fulmer. Died: July 16, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - children: Enoch F., Lloyd F., Claude F., Darwin F.; 14 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren. Predeceased by: Norman F. Allebach (husband). Funeral: July 20, Souderton Mennonite Home, by Gerald Clemmer and David Greiser. Burial: Souderton Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Deumling, Dieter, 52, Rickreall, Ore. Born: July 17, 1944, Eberswald, Germany. Died: July 27, 1996, Rickreall, Ore., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Sarah Snyder Deumling, children: Reuben, Katherine, Benjamin, Jacob; sister and brothers: Angelika, Christoph, Hans. Funeral: July 30, Western Mennonite Church, by David Stutzman. Burial: Bethel Cemetery.

Freyenberger, Lavina Mae Graber, 88, Wayland, Iowa. Born: Jan. 25, 1908, Wayland Iowa, to John C. and Josephine Roth Graber. Died: July 18, 1996, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. Survivors - children: Ardith Brunk, Phyllis Hartzler, Marcia Roth, Nedra Sauder; sisters and brother: Leah Eichelberger, Evalyn Graber, Stella Boshart, Alvin Graber; 12 grandchildren, 10 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Ezra J. Freyenberger (husband). Funeral and burial: July 20, Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, by Roger Farmer and Ruben Chupp.

Hooley, Ruth P. Brenneman Earnest, 79, Nampa, Idaho. Born: June 21, 1917, Kalona, Iowa, to Joseph and Alice Swartzendruber Brenneman. Died: June 26, 1996, Nampa, Idaho. Survivors - husband: Harold Hooley; children: Philip Earnest, Leland Earnest, Everett Earnest, Galen Earnest, Alice Hostetler , Vonnie Oxnam; sisters and brother: Mildred Hochstetler, Mary Ellen Brenneman, Eliza Ross, Maynard Brenneman; 17 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren, 11 stepgrandchildren, 21 step Arie a t grandchildren . Predeceased by: Norman E. Earnest (first husband). Funeral: June 29, Nampa First Mennonite Church, by Duane Oesch and Robert Garber. Burial: Hillcrest Cemetery.

Long, Clayton W ., 84, Souderton, Pa. Born: November 11, 1911, Salfordville, Pa., to George and Hannah Weber Long. Died: July 11, 1996, Hilltown Twp., of cancer. Survivors - wife: Laura Smith Long; children: Janice Morris, Jay L., Donald C.; brother: Wilmer W. Long; 8 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 14, Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, by David A. Stevens.

Metzler, A. J. (Abram), 93, Goshen, Ind. Born: Dec. 4, 1902, Martinsburg, Pa., to Abram and Catharine Kreider Metzler. Died: July 28, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - wife: Alta Maust Metzler; children: Dorothy Brunk, Alice Roth, Joyce Hostetler, Edgar, Carl, Jay; 19 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 1, Waterford Mennonite Church, by Lloyd L. Miller. Burial: Prairie Street Cemetery. He served as publishing agent and manager of the Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, Pa., from 1935 to 1960 and as executive secretary of the Mennonite General Conference,196374.

Schweitzer, Betty Jean, 69, Milford, Neb. Born: April 16, 1927, Milford, Neb., to Harvey and Sarah Alice Beckler Schweitzer. Died: July 24, 1996, Milford, Neb., of cancer. Survivors - husband: Cleve Schweitzer; children: Harvey, Leslie, Mirvin, Shelia Rist, Nora Troyer; sister and brothers: Berndetta Oldfield, Merle, Robert; 11 grandchildren, 1 great grandchild. Funeral and burial: July 27, East Fairview Mennonite Church, by William J. Saltzman and Lloyd Gingerich.

Schlabach, Abe J., 70, Phoenix, Ariz. Born: Aug. 24, 1925, Yoder, Ran., to Joseph J. and Suzanne Yoder Schlabach. Died: July 8, 1996, Phoenix, Ariz. Survivors - wife: Lelia Esch Schlabach; daughter: Gretchen Krehbiel; sisters and brother: Martha Kauffman, Elizabeth Raber, Monroe; 1 grandchild. Predeceased by: John A. Schlabach (son). Funeral: July 11, Sunnyslope Mennonite Church, by Dennis Stauffer and Mike Stutzman. Burial: Resthaven Cemetery .

Yoder, Berniece Elizabeth Miller, 79, LaGrange, Ind. Born: July 20, 1916, Shipshewana, Ind., to John S. and Nora Elizabeth Sunthimer Miller. Died: July 12, 1996, LaGrange, Ind., of pancreatic cancer. Survivors - husband: Orva M. Yoder; children: Carolyn Mae Troyer, June Elaine Kennell, Retha Darlene Kreitzman; brothers and sisters: Truman, Orvin, Mervin, Beulah Neff, Ruby Weaver, Vera Bontrager; 4 grandchildren, 2 stepgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 16, Shore Mennonite Church, by Richard Martin and Jerry Rodman.



Gospel Herald - Volume 89, Number 34 - August 27,1996

Barnett, Billy James, 68, Gulfport, Miss. Born: Oct. 29, 1927, Lumberton, Miss. Died: July 27, 1996, Gulfport, Miss., of cancer. Survivors - children: Billy J., Bobby M., Charlotte Miller, Wanda Licona, Gail Odom; 5 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Mary Barnett (wife). Congregational membership: Gulfhaven Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 30, Riemann Funeral Home Chapel, by David Kniss. Burial: Coalville Cemetery.

Bechler, Luanna Weidman, 93, Pigeon, Mich. Born: Aug. 30, 1902, Pigeon, Mich., to Moses and Mary Ropp Weidman. Died: July 31, 1996, Bad Axe, Mich. Survivors - children: Robert, Roland, Clare, Pearl Menzel; 16 grandchildren, 26 greatgrandchildren, 2 great greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: William Bechler (husband). Funeral and burial: Aug. 3, Michigan Avenue Mennonite Church, by Jay Miller.

Becker, Esther C. Wiebe, 75, Albany, Ore. Born: Oct. 13, 1920, Newton, Kan., to Henry B. and Katie Entz Wiebe. Died: July 26, 1996, Albany, Ore. Survivors - husband: Henry D. Becker; stepchildren: Paul, James, Mary McDonald, Elaine Page, Ruth Cripe; brothers and sister: Karl and Henry E. Wiebe, Elsie Epp; 14 stepgrandchildren. Memorial service: Aug. 1, Bethany Mennonite Church, by John Willems and Louis Lehman.

Brenneman, Uarda Sunshine Hills, 97, Albany, Ore. Born: Aug. 27, 1898, Franklin County, Iowa, to Franklin and Alvira Gates Hills. Died: July 20, 1996, Albany, Ore. Survivors - children: Roderick, Harley, Vira Lemons, Barbara Burkey, Lois Miller; 20 grandchildren, 34 greatgrandchildren, 3 great greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Harvey Brenneman (husband), Harvey (son), Margaret Cross (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 23, Fairview Mennonite Church, by Louis Lehman and Al Burkey.

Chanthakoun, Khamphanh Simmavanh, 74, Orrville, Ohio. Born: Oct. 8, 1921, Pakse, Laos, to Chanphome and Pheng Simmavanh. Died: July 18, 1996, Orrville, Ohio. Survivors - children: King Island Chanthakoun, Phet Inthaamnouy, Sirichant Inthaamnouy, Bouasy Louanglath, Viengkeo Souvannavong, Moukeo Ralston; brother: Done Simmavanh; 19 grandchildren, one greatgrandchild. Predeceased by: Sithat Chanthakoun (husband). Congregational membership: Orrville Mennonite Church. Funeral: July 21, Auble Funeral Home, by John and Barbara Lehman. Burial: Martins Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Garber, Parke M., 78, Elizabethtown, Pa. Born: July 1, 1918, Elizabethtown, Pa., to Jacob and Lizzie Mumma Garber. Died: July 30, 1996, Marietta, Pa., of a heart attack and stroke. Survivors - children: Fred, Dale, Hazel Charles, Joyce Shultz, Faye Yoder , Grace Hollinger, Dawn Meck; foster daughter: Violet Knipe; sister: Pearl Longenecker; 25 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Mildred Miller Garber (wife). Funeral and burial: Aug. 2, BossIer Mennonite Church, by Enos Martin and Russel Baer.

Holst, Delton, 72, Petersburg, Ont. Born: June 21, 1924, Wilmot Twp., Ont., to Jacob and Annie Holtzworth Holst. Died: July 28, 1996, Kitchener, Ont., of a stroke. Survivors - wife: Joanna Sauder HoIst; children: Katherine Procter, Ann Louise Fretz, Marlene Letkeman-Holst; brothers and sisters: Harvey, Albert, George, Clarence, John, lrene, and Viola Holst, Luella Sauder; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 31, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Harold Schilk.

Homes, Barbara M. Helmuth, 77, Goshen, Ind. Born: March 19, 1919, Miami County, Ind., to Menno S. and Suville Nisley Helmuth. Died: Aug. 2, 1996, Goshen, Ind. Survivors - husband: Elmer L. Homes; children: Marlene Shank, Debra K ay Krawiec, Sandra Birkey, Randy E.; 8 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 5, Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, by Wes Bontreger, Clare Schumm, and Mahlon Miller.

Kaufman, Harry Edward, 105, Hesston, Kan. Born: Sept. 1, 1890, to Eli and Magdalena Steckley Kaufman. Died: July 26, 1996, Hesston, Kan. Survivors - children: Floyd, Glen, Howard, Erma Miller, Alta Graber, Fern Bontrager; 14 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren, 9 great greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by Anna Boeckner (1st wife), Erna Schmidt (second wife). Funeral: July 31, Hesston Inter Mennonite Fellowship, by Duane Yoder and Waldo Miller. Burial: East Lawn Cemetery.

King, Ida Mae, 89, West Liberty, Ohio. Born: June 19, 1907, New Wilmington, Pa., to Mennon and Fannie Kurtz Hartzler. Died: July 25, 1996, West Liberty, Ohio. Survivors - children: Don, Lorraine Hoover, Donna Walker,Wayne; sister and brother: Florence Kauffman, lra Hartzler; 7 grandchildren, 1 greatgrandchild. Predeceased by: Paul M. King (husband). Funeral and burial: July 29, South Union Mennonite Church, by Randy Reminder.

Lehman, Alverda Stutzman, 81, Albany, Ore. Born: Dec. 2, 1914, Wood River, Neb., to lra and Mary Boshart Stutzman. Died: Aug. 4, 1996, Albany, Ore. Survivors - children: Lea ford, Larry, Leila Kuhns, Melva Lehman, Clara Moberly; brothers and sisters: Hubert, Paul, Larry, Pearl, Mabel Heyerly, Olivene Heyerly, Marie Schweitzer, Ruth Shank, Grace Martin; 7 grandchildren, 6 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Chester Lehman (husband). Funeral: Aug. 7, Bethany Mennonite Church, by John Willems and James Schweitzer. Burial: Fairview Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Lopez, Luis, 48, Kitchener, Ont. Born: April 14, 1948, El Salvador. Died: July 14, 1996, Kitchener, Ont. Survivors - wife: Margarita Lopez; children: Esmeralda, Yasmin. Funeral and burial: July 16, First Mennonite Church, by Rebecca Yoder Neufeld.

Markley, Ephriam B., 78. Born: April 21, 1918, Line Lexington, Pa., to Jacob and Minnie Bowers Markley. Died: Aug. 2, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - wife: Naomi Freed Markley; children: Mary L. Godshall, Chris F . Graybeal, Kenneth F. Freed, Glenn F. Markley; 11 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren. Funeral and burial: Aug. 5, Towamencin Mennonite Church, by Steven C. Nyce and Harold M. Fly.

Martin, William H., Sr., 96, Manheim, Pa. Born: June 20, 1900, Waynesboro, Va., to Daniel Roth and Savilla Driver Martin. Died: July 22, 1996, Lancaster, Pa., of ruptured aneurysm. Survivors - children: Hershey L., William H. Jr., Gertrude E. Burkholder, Barbara Sue Heistand, Robert W., E. Jane Davis, Virginia P. Brubaker; sisters and brother: Bertha Martin, Fannie Heatwole, Ralph L.; 31 grandchildren, 66 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Florence E. Hershey Martin (first wife), Elizabeth Showalter Martin (second wife). Funeral: July 26, Erisman Mennonite Church, by H. Howard Witmer, Eric Henderson, Norman G. Shenk, Parke M. Heller, and Carlton Stambaugh. Burial: Garber Mennonite Fellowship. He was ordained at Garbers Mennonite Fellowship in 1932.

Miller, Gideon B., 57, Sarasota, Fla. Born: Oct. 22, 1938, Bird-in-Hand, Pa., to Eli and Arie Miller. Died: July 17, 1996, Long Island, N.Y., in a plane crash. Survivors - wife: Betty Herr Miller; children: Michael, Karla Esh; sisters: Sarah Ann Zook, Katie Zook, Mary Ebersol Fisher, Nancy Stoltzfus, Rachel Stoltzfus, Emma Ebersol, Rebecca Esh; 3 grandchildren. Funeral services: July 22, Mellinger Mennonite Church, by Don Augsburger, July 28, Bahia Vista Mennonite Church, by Barry Loop. Burial: Mellinger Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Miller, Michael L., 34, White Pigeon, Mich. Born: May 26, 1962, South Bend, Ind., to Jake and Dorothy Hostetler Miller. Died: July 18, 1996, Elkhart, Ind., in an automobile accident. Survivors - parents; brother and sisters: Bruce, Debbie Markiewicz, Dawn Halcomb. Funeral: July 22, First Mennonite Church, by Joe Slabach and David Helmuth. Burial: Grace Lawn Cemetery.

Mininger, Martha C., 85, Souderton, Pa. Born: Sept. 14, 1910, Franconia, Pa., to Levi L. and Edna D. Clemmer Alderfer. Died: Aug. 2, 1996, Souderton, Pa. Survivors - nephew: Robert A. Greaser (raised by the Miningers); brothers and sisters: Abram C. and Levi C. Alderfer, Alma Clemmer, Edna C. Freed. Predeceased by: Curtis L. Mininger (husband). Funeral: Aug. 4, Souderton Mennonite Homes, by Michael A. Meneses and Douglas B. Jantzi. Burial: Plains Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Morrison, Emma Horst, 97, Cambridge, Ont. Born: Feb. 20, 1899, Kitchener, Ont., to Benjamin and Lydia Ann Shantz Horst. Died: July 19, 1996, Cambridge, Ont. Survivors - daughter: June Witmer; 4 grandchildren, 7 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by husband. Funeral: July 22, Edward R. Good Funeral Home, by Brice Balmer. Burial: First Mennonite Church Cemetery.

Naffziger, Phoebe Emma Schroeder, 71, Harper, Kan. Born: June 25, 1925, Newton, Kan., to David and Emma Preheim Schroeder. Died: June 29, 1996, Wichita, Kan. Survivors - husband: Roy Naffziger; children: Delaine Moncado, Martha Ediger, Rhonda Gonzales, Dorothy Cloud; sisters and brothers: Viola Stuckey, Hulda Goering, Mabel Schmidt, Ralph, Lester; 10 grandchildren. Funeral and burial: July 3, Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, by Vemon Whitmore.

Richardson, Willard Ross, 53, New Hamburg, Ont. Born: March 22, 1943, Kitchener, Ont., to Alfred and Gertrude Mohr Richardson. Died: July 30, 1996, Kitchener, Ont., of a heart attack. Survivors - wife: Gloria Richardson; children: Sherri Papadedes, Lisa, Cindy, Anthony; brothers: Bruce, Carl, James; 3 grandchildren. Funeral: Aug. 2, Nith Valley Mennonite Church, by Robert Thaler and Amzie Brubacher. Burial: Riverside Cemetery.

Riegsecker, Amos, 91, Middlebury, Ind. Born: Feb. 5, 1905, Middlebury, Ind., to Ben and Louise Graber Riegsecker. Died: April 20, 1996, Goshen, Ind., of congestive heart failure. Survivors - wife: Elizabeth Hess; son: Verlin; sister: Lydia; 3 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren, 14 stepgrandchildren, 20 step greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Elizabeth Wittmer (first wife). Funeral and burial: April 22, Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, by Ron Kennel and Kevin Skaggs.

Short, Mary E. Allbright, 62, Archbold, Ohio. Born: Aug. 20, 1933, Greasy Ridge, Ohio, to William and Pearl Massie Allbright, Sr. Died: July 16, 1996, Toledo, Ohio. Survivors - husband: Theron J. Short; children: Sherri Hall, Laura Schrock; sisters and brothers: Pat Clevenger, Alice All bright, Nellie Brown, John, Frank; 2 grandchildren. Predeceased by: Beth Ann Short (daughter). Funeral and burial: July 20, Lockport Mennonite Church, by AlIen Rutter.

West, Audrey Zehr, 69, Lowville, N.Y. Born: Jan. 26, 1927, New Bremen, N.Y., to Reuben and Marion Lehman Zehr. Died: July 20, 1996, Lowville, N.Y. of cancer. Survivors - mother: Marion Grau; children: Randy, Robert, Rick, Charles, Roxy Bush, Pamela Judd, Jodie White; brother: Robert Zehr; 13 grandchildren, 4 greatgrandchildren. Predeceased by: Henry R. West (husband). Funeral and burial: July 23, First Mennonite Church of New Bremen, by Lester Bauman and Bruce Lyndaker.

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