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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.

 2003 C to F


Campbell, Howard E.;   Childs, Richard I.;   Eberly, Ruth;   Ebersole, Anna MaryEbersole, Esther W.;   Eby, Edwin W.;   Eby, Mary M. Bixler Leichty;   Eisenberger, Esther H;   Engel, Elva R.;   Esh, David Z.;   Esh, Susan A.;   Esh, Susie F.;   Esh, Mervin;   Eshleman, Elizabeth S.;     Fielitz, Dale A.;   Fisher, Aaron E.;   Fisher, Elam B.;   Fisher, Rebecca F.;   Fisher, Sarah;   Fisher, Sylvia;  


CAMPBELL, Howard E.,

Born: 5-22-1915, Pequea, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 2-3-2003, Mennonite Home, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Freda G. Ranzinger Campbell, who survives.  Son of: Ira Howard and Anna Erb Campbell.

Survivors: Daugher, Jacqueline Minnick of Lancaster, sons, Howard J. (Sandra) Campbell of Willow Street, Pa., Mahlon C. (Cindy) Campbell
and Jerry L., both of Lancaster, Pa., Robert E. (LuAnn) Campbell of West Willow, Pa., and Barry R. of Pequea, Pa.
Grandchildren: 5.  Brother, Guy E. Campbell of Pequea and sisters, Daisy E. Stoll of Oreville, Ohio, Alice (Simon) Riker II and Thelma E. Gibson, both of Lancaster, and Susan E. Gingrich of Baden, Ontario.

Preceded in death by brothers, Ira, Clayton, John, Chester, Mahlon, Norman and Maris; and sisters, Edna Esther Bouder, Anna Lefever and Ida Remmel.

He was a retired farmer and member of Longenecker Ref. Mennonite Church, Strasburg, Pa.  Services:  Interment Longenecker Reformed Mennonite Church Cem.,  Strasburg, Pa.

 Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

CHILDS, Richard I. Sr.,

Born: 3-27-1927, Lancaster, Pa. Died: 7-7-2003, Ephrata, Pa.

Husband of: (1) Agnes Rampulla Childs 12-16-1922/7-1981  (2) Joan A. Walton Childs

Son of: Ira and Minnie Bowers Childs

Survivors: Daughters, Barbara (Richard) Gerz of Lancaster, Pa., Megan Childs and Janetta Childs, both at home. Sons, Richard I. Jr., Ryan and Jonathan, all at home.  Grandchildren: 3.  Great-grandchildren: 3.  Brothers, Jospeh Childs of Greenville, S.C. and Harold Childs of Palm Coast,
Fla.  Sister, Ruth Morrison of Millville, Del.

He was a member of Meadville Mennonite Church where he served on the cemetery committee.

Services: Meadville Mennonite Church, 5626 Meadville Road, Gap, Pa. on Saturday, July 12, 2003, at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John D. Meck officiating.
Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,

published Wednesday, July 9, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

EBERLY, Ruth,

Born: 2-28-1918, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 9-28-2003, New Holland, Pa.

Wife of: Norman N. Eberly, married 62 years. Daughter of: Late Harry M. & Emma Myer Landis.

 Survivors: Sons, Paul L. (Janet Oberholtzer) Eberly of East Earl, Pa., and Glenn L. (Sharon Frankhouser) Eberly of New Holland, Pa. Daughters, Marian L. (George) Eisenberger of Willow Street, Pa., Joyce L.(Eugene) Nolt of Ephrata, Pa., Darlene L. (Ronald) Lapp of Gap, Pa., Karen E. (Robert) Frank and Thelma J. Eberly, both of New Holland. Grandchildren: 15 Great-grandchildren: 15 Sisters, Ada Landis, Martha Nolt and Esther Charles, all of Lititz, Pa., and Grace Bailey of Ephrata, Pa. Brothers,Ê Ivan (Martha Ann) Landis of Arlington, Tx, and Luke (Marian) Landis of Akron, Pa.

Preceded in death by a son, Leon Eberly; a daughter Rose Ann Eberly; four sisters, Mary Snader, Norma Weaver, Anna Metzler, and Lena Landis; and brothers, John and Paul Landis.

Ruth was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church, Leola, Pa.

Services: Groffdale Mennonite Church,Ê 168 N. Groffdale, Road, Leola, Pa. on Wed., Oct. 1, 2003, at 11:00 am with Rev. James Leaman and Rev Craig Sensenig officiating. Interment in adjoining church cemetery.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


EBERSOLE, Anna Mary,

Born: 10-21-1911, East Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 2-23-2003, Mount Joy, Pa.

Wife of: Jacob W. Ebersole (4-1-1910/11-8-1993/SS# 163-22-0247).  Daughter of: Late Amos D. and Annie Horst Walter.

Survivors: Sons, John W. (Geraldine) Ebersole of Mount Joy, Pa. and Robert W. (Eleanor) Ebersole of Manheim, Pa.
Grandchildren: 5.  Great-grandchildren: 8.

Preceded in death by a sister, Alice Snavely

Services: Erisman Mennonite Church, 8 S. Erisman Rd., Manheim, Pa. on Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2003 at 2 p.m. with Pasor John O Yoder and Pastor Andrew Miller officiating.  Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,

published Moday, Feb. 24, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 

EBERSOLE, Esther W.,

Born: 12-4-1914, West Hempfield Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 2-22-2003, Lititz, Pa.

Daughter of: Martin H. and Fannie Witmer Ebersole.

Survivors: Nephews, John W. Ebersole of Mount Joy, Pa. and Robert W. Ebersole of Manheim, Pa.

Preceded in death by Jacob W. Ebersole (4-1-1910/11-8-1993/SS# 163-22-0247).

Esther was a piano teacher all her life.  She never married.

Services: Erisman Mennonite Church, 8 S. Erisman Rd., Manheim, Pa. on Tuesday Feb. 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. with Pastor John O. Yoder and Pastor Andrew Miller officiating.  Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,

published Monday, Feb. 24, 2005, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 

EBY, Edwin W.,

Born: 11-17-1922, Hagerstown, Md.  Died: 5-2-2003, Manheim, Pa.

Husband of: Eva Z. Martin Eby, who survives.  Son of: Noah R. and Catherine Martin Eby.

Survivors: Son, Jay Leonard (Sally Esh) Eby of Lancaster, Pa.; two foster daughters, Pauline W. (Harold) Esh of Sun City, Ariz. and Wilma M.
Simmoneau of Denison, Tx. Foster grandchildren: 13. Foster great-grandchildren: 29. Foster great-great-grandchildren: 2.
Brother, Omar (Anna Kathryn) Eby of Harrisonburg, Va. and sisters, Lydia (Ivan) Diller, and Ada (Amos) Showalter of Hagerstown, Md.

Preceded in death by a brother Glenn Eby.

Edwin was a lay minister and a member of Manheim Mennonite Church, Manheim, Pa.

Services: Manheim Mennonite Church, 201 W. High Street, Manheim, Pa. on Wednesday, May 7, 2003 at 2 p.m.  Interment in Hernley Mennonite Cem., Rapho Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Monday, May 5, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Eby, Mary M. Bixler Leichty


May 21, 1912 -July 11, 2003

WAKARUSA - Friends of Mary M. (Leichty) Eby, 91, of S.R.119, may call
from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Olive Mennonite Church. Her body will lay in state for one hour prior to the 10:30 a.m. service Tuesday, also at the church. The Rev. Russell Krabill, the retired former pastor of the church, and the Rev. Peter Buller, interim pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Olive (West) Cemetery.

Mrs. Eby died at 10 a.m. Friday (July 11, 2003) at Miller's Merry Manor.

She was born May 21, 1912, in Elkhart County to Fred and Martha (Beutler) Bixler. She married John S. Leichty on April 18, 1942. He died Oct. 17, 1974.
 
She married Russell B. Eby on Feb. 10, 1990, at Olive Mennonite Church. He died May 7, 2002.

Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Roger (Rachel) Pittman of Nappanee and Janice Leichty of Phoenix; one son, James (Kathy) Leichty of Goshen; one stepdaughter, Mrs. James (Jeanette) Hostetler of West Liberty, Ohio; one stepson, Clare Eby of Littlefork, Minn.; three sisters, Grace Weldy of Wakarusa, Mrs. Raymond (Ruth) Tyson of Goshen and Bertha Shantz of Elkhart; five grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and two stepgreat-grandchildren.

A son, John E. Leichty, is deceased.

Mrs. Eby was a homemaker and had operated a private home cleaning service for years. She was a member of Olive Mennonite Church and served on its funeral dinner committee for many years. She was a member of the church's WMS Sewing group and enjoyed cooking, quilting, gardening, yard work and helping other people.

Rieth- Rohrer- Ehret- Lienhart Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
Obituary from The Elkhart Truth
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Eisenberger, Esther H
., 79, of Lancaster, PA. died  August 3, 2003 at the Landis Homes, Lititz, PA, She was born at Lancaster, PA to Martin B. and Anna Harnish Thomas. She was married 57 years to George D. Eisenberger, Sr. and surives.

A member of the Neffsville Mennonite Church.

Surviving are sons, George, Jr. & Marian Eberly Eisenberger of Willow Street, PA; James & Carol Zimmerman Eisenberger of New Providence, PA; four daughters, Joyce & Don Deiter of Lancaster, PA;  Judy & Linford Burkhart of Willow Street,PA;  Janice & Lester Kreider of Leola, PA and Donna & Eli Betancourt of Lancaster, PA  Also surviving are 16 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, a sister Rhoda Martin of Lancaster, PA; and a brother Paul & Lou Parker Thomas of Goshen, IN. She was preceded in death by a sister Ruth Taylor.

Funeral services were held August 7, 2003 at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.with Rev. Art Dyck and Rev. Donald Good officiating. With burial in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, PA.
 
She was a member of Mennonite Church US
Submitted & Edited by Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH
 


ENGEL, Elva R., SS# 210-38-7026

Born: 5-15-1907, Paradise, Pa.  Died: 6-13-2003, Lancaster, Pa.

Wife of: Aaron Engel (8-4-1907/5-1976/SS# 201-28-7610).  Daughter of: Late Jonathan K. and Annie Hertzler Kauffman.

Survivors: Daughters, Ellen R. (Floyd H.) Ranck of Gap, Pa., Rosanna J. (Edwin H.) Ranck of Christiana, Pa. and Lois (John R.) Nolt of Stevens, Pa.
Grandchildren: 10.  Great-grandchildren: 10.  Sister, Irene Yost of Lititz, Pa.  Foster brother, Albert (Jane Duke) Kauffman of Christiana, Pa.
Preceded in death by a daughter, Elizabeth Engel and a brother Alvin Kauffman.

Elva was a member of Kinzer Mennonite Church, Kinzer, Pa.  She and her husband housed international students in their home for a number of years.

Services: Kinzers Mennonite Church, North Kinzers Road, Kinzers, Pa. on Wednedsay, June 18, 2003 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Paul Clark and Dwight Groff officiating.  Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,

published Saturday, June 14, 2003, Lancaster, Pa
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


ESH, David Z., SS# 199-40-0452

Born: 3-12-1916, Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 4-20-2003, Gordonville, Pa.

Husband of: Mary B. Lapp Esh.  Son of: Late Daniel B. and Emma Fisher Esh.

Survivors: Daughters, Malinda L. (Daniel) Fisher of Blue Ball, Pa.,  Emma Mae (Reuben) Fisher of Spring Mills, Pa., Mary (Mose B.) Zook of New Holland, Pa., Elizabeth L. (John S.) Esh of Ronks, Pa., and Nancy (Eli S.) King of Lancaster, Pa. Sons, Emanuel (Rebecca Fisher) Esh of Quarryville, Pa., Jacob K. (Eva Miller) Esh of Madisonburg, Pa., Jesse (Malinda Stoltzfus) Esh of Narvon, Pa., Ammon (Rachel Stoltzfus) Esh of Gratz, Pa., David
Z. Jr. (Naomi Beiler) Esh of Gordonville, Pa., John (Susie Esh) Esh of Ronks, Pa., and Stephen (Ada King) Esh of Aaronsburg, Pa.
Grandchildren: 99. Great-grandchildren: 122.  Stepgrandchildren: 12.  Stepgreat-grandchildren: 61. 

Preceded in death by a son Daniel Esh; a sister Barbara Esh; and three brothers, John, Enos, and Simon.

David was a retired cabinetmaker. He was a deacon in the Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the late home, 3459 W. Pequea Lane, Gordonville, Pa. on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at 11 a.m. (standard time).  Interment in  Gordonville Cem.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



ESH, Susan A., SS# 178-54-9255

Born: 8-11-1913, Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 2-9-2003, New Holland, Pa.

Wife of: Jacob Z. Esh (10-10-1912/12-14-1993/SS# 167-14-8284).  Daughter of: Late John R. and Lydia Stoltzfus Beiler

Survivors: Sons, Alvin (Mary Jane) Esh, of Gordonville, Pa. and John D. (Gloria) Esh of Mechanicsburg, Pa. Daughter, Edna Esh of New Holland, Pa.
Brothers, Jake (Emma Stoltzfus) Beiler of Lancaster, Pa. and Christ (Sarah) Beiler of Gordonville. Sister, Lena Peachey of Belleville, Pa.

Preceded in death by a daughter, Anna Mary Beiler; and a brother, John Beiler. Susan was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: Michael L. Fisher residence, 731 S. Custer Ave., New Holland, Pa. on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m..  Interment to follow in Myers Amish Cemetery, Leola, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published  Monday, Feb. 10, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


ESH, Susie F., SS# 191-18-8170

Born: 11-4-1912, Kinzers, Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 5-2-2003, Ronks, Pa.

Daughter of: Late Joel and Annie Fisher Esh.

Survivors: Brother, Christ F. Esh of Quarryville, Pa., nephew Elam E. Beiler of Christiana, Pa.

Preceded in death by sisters, Lizzie King and Rachel F. Beiler.

Susie was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Burial: From the home of her nephew, Christian Esh, 2571 Siegrist Road, Ronks, Pa. on Saturday, May 3, 2005 at 11 a.m.  Interment in Gordonville Amish Cem., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


ESH, Mervin

Born: 12-21-1984, Ronks, Pa. Died: 12-14-2003, Caernarvon Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Son of: Elam B. and Verna Mae Beiler Esh of Ronks, Pa.

Survivors: Besides his parents, sister, Sadie (Samuel) Zook of Bird-In-Hand, Pa., and Naomi (Leroy) Petersheim of Ronks, Pa.; a brother, Elmer, at home.  Paternal grandmother, Sadie Esh of Ronks, Pa.  Maternal grandmother, Mary B. Beiler of Ronks, Pa.

Mervin attended the Old Order Amish Church.  He was a farmer.

Mervin and four friends were killed in traffic accident, in same vehicle.  Services: From the Elam Esh residence, 3127 Harvest Drive, Ronks, Pa. on
Wed., Dec. 17, 2003, at 9:00 am. Interment in Gordonville Cem., Gordonville,Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from:
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


ESHLEMAN, Elizabeth S., SS# 163-22-3521

Born: 9-3-1915, New Holland, Pa.  Died: 2-5-2003, Lancaster, Pa.

Wife of: C. Marvin Eshleman (1-13-1925/7-11-1995/SS# 221-16-9888).  Daughter of: Late Noah N. and Barbara Sensenig Sauder.

Survivors: Sons, Robert M. (Anna Ruth Neff) Eshleman and Nelson M. both of Paradise, Pa., and Leon C. (Kianna Burkey) Eshleman of Salem, Ore.
A daughter, Betty M. (Richard G.) Zimmerman of Bart, Pa. Grandchildren: 9. Great-grandchildren: 5.

Preceded in death by five sisters, Elva Rutt, Mabel Lefever, Anna Sauder, Martha Sauder and Ruth Denlinger; and brothers Paul, Raymond and Isaac Sauder.

Elizabeth was a 1943 graduate of Lancaster Mennonite High School and a member of Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church.  She and her husband
ran the Leaman Place Store until 1975. 

Services: Paradise Mennonite Church, 148 Singer Ave., Paradise, Pa. on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Robert G. Zook officiating.
Burial in adjoining cemetery.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
 Lancaster Intelligencer
Journal,
published Thursday, Feb. 6, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 


Fielitz, Dale A
.

(1916 - 2003)
ARCHBOLD - Dale A. Fielitz, 87, of Archbold, died Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2003, at the Toledo Hospital, where he was a patient since Wednesday. 
Born Sept. 23, 1916, near Stryker, to Verna (Graber) and John Fielitz Sr., he married Vieanna Zaerr on Feb. 22, 1942, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 23, 2003.
A lifelong resident of the Stryker/Archbold area, he was a wood craftsman making church furniture at Sauder Manufacturing in Archbold for 28 years before retiring in 1981.  Since retirement, he volunteered at MCC Self Help at Akron, Pa., for two  years, and a number of years at Sauder Village as a cooper. He was a member of the Zion Mennonite Church in Archbold and a past member for many years at the Lockport Mennonite Church, rural Stryker. He was also a member of Gideon's International.
Surviving is a son, Jon (and wife, Carol) Fielitz of Dalton; two daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Sandra) Nofziger of Pettisville and Mrs. Bruce (JoAnne) Rupp of Archbold; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers, Archie (Ruby) Fielitz and John Fielitz Jr., both of Archbold; and a sister, Orpha Klopfenstein of Archbold.
Preceding him in death in addition to his wife, were his parents; a granddaughter, Melissa Rupp; two brothers, Maynard Fielitz and Gaylord Fielitz; and a sister, Wanetta Rufenacht.
Visitation will be held Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. in the Fairlawn Chapel.
Memorial services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in the Zion Mennonite Church with Pastors Ron Guengerich, Anne Stuckey and Mona Sauder to officiate. Interment will precede in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Short Funeral Home in Archbold is in charge of the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Zion Mennonite Church or the Gideon's International.   
Source unknown
Submitted by: Mona Mann


FISHER, Aaron E., SS# 187-36-7068

Born: 10-31-1919, East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 2-18-2003, Paradise, Pa.

Husband of: Mary F. King Fisher, who survives.  Son of: Late John U. and Rebecca Esh Fisher.

Survivors: Sons John S. (Susie Fisher) Fisher, and Melvin K. (Annie Stoltzfus) Fisher, both of Paradise, Pa. Daughter, Naomi Fisher, at home
Grandchildren: 11.  Great-grandchildren: 9.  Brother, Abner King of Bart, Pa.  Sisters, Elizabeth (Jacob) Riehl of Strasburg, Pa. and Rebecca (Sol) Stoltzfus of Paradise, Pa.

Aaron was a retired farmer and minister for the Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the late home, 25A Quarry Road, Paradise, Pa. on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003 at 11:00 am followed by interment in Gordonville, Cem., Bart, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published,  Thursday, Feb. 20, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 

FISHER, Elam B., SS# 162-38-3974

Born: 3-17-1946, Paradise, Pa.  Died: 2-22-2003, Paradise, Pa.

Husband of: Mary Stoltzfus Fisher, who survives.  Son of: Elam S. Fisher and late Florence Byler Fisher

Survivors: His father.  Sons, William (Katie Stoltzfus) Fisher, and Tobie (Sylvia Zook) Fisher, both of Paradise, Pa., Omar (Malinda Stoltzfus) Fisher of Bird-In-Hand, Pa. and Alvin Fisher, at home.  Daughters, Florence (Enos) King of New Holland, Pa. Cahterine, Barbara and Hannah Fisher, all at home.  Grandchildren: 6.  Brothers, Joseph (Mary King) Fisher and Gideon (Barbara Esh) Fisher , both of Newburg, Pa., William (Anna Lapp) Fisher of Millersburg, Pa., Samuel (Katie Lapp) Fisher of Newville, Pa., John (Sadie King) Fisher of Paradise, Pa., Leroy (Elizabeth Fisher) Fisher of Quarryville, Pa. and Sylvan (Dorothy Yoder) Fisher of Hutchinson, Kansas.

Preceded in death by a sister, Malinda Fisher.

Elam was a woodworker and a minister in Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From late Home, 142 Harristown Rd., Paradise, Pa. on Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. Interment in Millwood Cem., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Feb., 24,
2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


FISHER, Rebecca F., age 94 years

Born: Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 1-14-2003, Honey Brook, Pa.

Wife of: Amos M. Fisher, died 1955.  Daughter of: Amos and Arie Fisher Esh.

Survivors: Sons, Christian L. (Sarah Lapp) Fisher of Ronks, Pa., Daniel E. (Malinda Esh) Fisher of Blue Ball, Pa., Amos M. (Lydia Ann King) Fisher
of Landisburg, Pa. and Elam E. (Barbara King) Fisher of Gordonville, Pa. Daughters, Arie E. (Phares Z.) Stoltzfus of Blain, Pa., Malinda (Daniel)
Stoltzfus of Honey Brook.  Grandchildren: 51.  Great-Grandchildren: 216.  Great-great-grandchildren: 9.  Brothers, Daniel F. Esh and Henry F. (Becky Lapp) Esh, both of Gordonville, Pa.

Preceded in death by four sons, Aaron, Moses, David and Jonas; a brother, David Esh; and three sisters, Barbara Smucker, Malinda Stoltzfoos, and Lizzie Miller.

Rebecca was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the late home 74 S. Ronks Road, Ronks, Pa. on Thursday 9:00 a.m.  Interment in Beiler Amish Cem., Ronks, Pa.  Family being served by Furman Home For Funerals, Leola, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster  Intelligencer Journal,
published Wed., Jan. 15, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 
FISHER, Sarah, SS# 200-26-8074

Born: 8-30-1928, Bareville, Lancaster County, Pa. Died: 5-21-2003, Gordonville, Pa.

Wife of: Stephen U. Fisher, Sr. who survives.  Daughter of: Late John F. and Malinda Stoltzfus Stoltzfus.

Survivors: Sons, Allan (Priscilla Lapp) Fisher, Stephen U. (Anna Mae King) Fisher Jr. and Ivan (Lydia Esh) Fisher, all of Gordonville, Pa., John (Fannie Stoltzfus) Fisher of Ronks, Pa., and Mervin (Fannie Beiler) Fisher of Narvon, Pa.  Daughters: Linda (Samuel) Esh Jr. of Paradise, Pa., Anna (John B.) Stoltzfus and Elsie M. Fisher, both of Gordonville.  Grandchildren: 31.  Great-grandchildren: 7.  Brothers, Eli (Katie) Stoltzfus of Madisonburg, Pa., Daniel (Miriam) Stoltzfus of  Narvon, Amos (Fannie) Stoltzfus of Penn Yan, NY.  Sisters, Ada Fisher, Malinda (Aaron) Fisher, Emma (Jacob) Beiler and Katie (Menno) Fisher, all of Lancaster, Pa.

Preceded in death by brothers, Henry, Lefi and Benuel Stoltzfus. Sisters, Mattie and Rebecca Stoltzfus, Rachel Smoker and Mary King.

Sarah was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the late home, 35 N. Soudersburg Road, Gordonville, Pa. on Friday, May 23, 2003 at 9:00 am.  Interment in Beiler Amish Cem., Ronks, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard

FISHER, Sylvia, SS# 160-72-5268

Born: 1-7-1928, New Holland, Pa. Died: 1-18-2003, Ronks, Pa.

Wife of: Benjamin K. Fisher, died 3-10-1990.  Daughter of: Simeon G. and Fannie Stoltzfus Stoltzfus

Survivors: Sisters, Anna Stoltzfus, Bena Stoltzfus and Rachel Stoltzfus, all of New Holland; brothers, Eli Stoltzfus of Stasburg, Pa., Leroy (Malinda Esh) Stoltzfus of Allenwood, Pa., Chris Stoltzfus, address unknown, and Simeon (Druscilla Riehl) Stoltzfus of Quarryville, Pa.

Preceded in death by sisters, Sarah and Fannie Fisher; and three brothers, Elam, Lester, and Enos Stoltzfus.

Sylvia was a member of Old Order Amish Church.

Services: David H. Beiler residence, 162 Lynwood Road, Ronks, Pa. on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. followed by interment in Beiler Amish Cem., Ronks, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published, Monday

Jan. 20, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
 
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