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Howard E.; Childs,
Richard I.; Eberly,
Ruth; Ebersole, Anna Mary; Ebersole,
Esther W.; Eby, Edwin W.;
Eby, Mary M. Bixler Leichty;
Eisenberger, Esther H;
David Z.; Esh, Susan A.;
Elizabeth S.; Fielitz, Dale A.;
E.; Fisher, Elam B.;
Fisher, Rebecca F.; Fisher, Sarah;
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
He was a retired farmer and member of Longenecker Ref. Mennonite
Church, Strasburg, Pa. Services: Interment Longenecker
Reformed Mennonite Church Cem., Strasburg, Pa.
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
Burial in adjoining cemetery.
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.
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
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
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Monday, May 5, 2003, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
Survivors: Sons, Robert M. (Anna Ruth Neff) Eshleman and Nelson M.
both of Paradise, Pa., and Leon C. (Kianna Burkey) Eshleman of Salem,
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
Burial in adjoining cemetery.
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.
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.
Born: Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa. Died: 1-14-2003, Honey Brook,
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
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.
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.