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2004 C-F


Eberly, Melvin N.; . . Ebersol, Barbara; . . Ebersole, Corey M.; . . Ebersole, Daniel; . . Eby, Infant Son; . . Eby, Ira E; . . Eckert, Bertha; . . Esh, Annie Glick; . . Esh, Benuel G.; . . Esh, John K. Sr.; . .Esh, Michael S. Jr.; . . Esh, Rebecca K.; . . Fisher, Daniel M.; . . Fisher, Emanuel S.; . . Fisher, Mary L.; . .   
Eberly, Melvin N.

Born: 7-7-1913, New Holland, Pa. Died: 8-23-2004, Lititz, Pa.

Husband of: Celestine G. Sauder Eberly (7-27-1913/7-30-2000)
Son of: Late Amos S. and Mary Nolt Eberly.

Survivors: Sons Eugene S. (Thelma Horst) Eberly of New Holland, Pa. and Clair S. (Arlene Beam) Eberly of East Earl, Pa. Daughter, Ruth Ann (Carl) Gingrich of New Holland.  Grandchildren: 11. Step-grandchildren: 3.
Great Grandchildren: 24. Step great-grandchildren: 6.  Brothers, Leroy Eberly and Norman Eberly, both of New Holland. Sisters, Mary Eberly, Alma Eberly, both of Lititz, Pa. and Viola Weber of Ephrata, Pa.

Preceded in death by a daughter, Doris Eberly.

He was a member of Groffdale Mennonite Church where he served as song leader and Sunday School Superintendent.

Services: Groffdale Mennonite Church, 168 N. Groffdale Road, Leola, Pa. on Monday, August, 31,2004, at 10 a.m. with Pastor Jim Leamand and Chaplain Donald Good officiating.  Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Original obituary and photo may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published Wed.,
August 25,2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard




Ebersol, Barbara


Born: 6-2-1911, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.
Died: 7-7-2004, Christiana, Pa.

Daughter of: Late Jonas and Lydia Miller Ebersol

Survivors: 4 nieces and 10 nephews

Preceded in death by: Brothers, John and Eli Ebersol; and sisters, Lydia, Mary, Anna and Esther Ebersol

She was a domestic worker and member of Old Order Amish Church

Services: From Jonas Ebersol Jr. home, 2684 Stumptown Road, Bird-In-Hand, Pa. on Thursday, July 8, 2004, at Noon. Interment in Myers Amish Cem., Leola, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Thursday, July 8, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Ebersole, Corey M.
, 28, of Quentin, PA died Monday, September 20, 2004 in his residence. Born in Lebanon, PA to Nathan L. and Jan Eakins Ebersole. He was a member of Gingrichs Mennonite Church, Lebanon.

Surviving in addition to his parents is a brother, Clayton M. Ebersole of Hanover. Maternal Grandparents, Marlon and Wilma Eakins of Estacada, Oregon, and Paternal Grandparents, Norman and June Ebersole of Annville, 1 Niece and 1 Nephew, and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

Funeral Services will be held on Friday at Sept 24, 2004 from Gingrichs Mennonite Church, Lebanon, PA. Interment will be held at the convenience of the Family.

Source: GenealogyBuff.com Lancaster Co.
PA Obituary and Death Notice Collection
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler



Ebersol, Daniel


Born: 7-15-1959, Kirkwood, Pa.
Died: 5-15-2004, Delta, Pa.

Husband of: Rachel Smoker Ebersole, who survives. Son of: John Z. and Sarah B. King of Airville, Pa.
Other survivors: Daughters, Annie K, (Benjamin F.) Beiler of Spring Run, Pa., Nancy K., Sarah S., Malinda E., Mary S., and Katie S. Ebersole, all at home. Sons, Stephen K. (Fannie Stoltzfoos) Ebersole, and John Z. (Katie King) Ebersole, both of Oxford, Pa., and Benjamin K, and Abraham S. Ebersole, both at home. Grandchildren: 3 Sisters, Malinda K, (Christ B.) Yoder of Kirkwood, and Anna K. (Daniel S.) Beiler of Christiana, Pa. A brother, David Z. (Naomi Stoltzfus) Ebersole of Christiana.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Benjamin K. Ebersole, SR.

Daniel was a member of Old Order Amish Church and worked for ConestogaWood Specialities, Darlington, Md.

Services: From the late home, 27 Matthews Road, Delta, Pa. on Monday, May 17, 2004 at 11 am. Interment in Delta Amish Cem., Delta, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained
from Intelligencer Journal published
May 17, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard




Eby, Infant Son

Sunday, Oct. 31, 2004, at Hershey (Pa.) Medical Center. Born Sept. 17, 2004, in Waynesboro, Pa., he was the son of Ardell  R. and Pauline V. Horst Eby of Chambersburg.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Janelle F. Eby and Brenda S. Eby, both at home; one brother, Curtis L. Eby, at home; paternal grandparents, Aldus R. and Anna L. Eby of Chambersburg; paternal great-grandmother, Grace Eby of Hagerstown; maternal grandparents, Richard
D. and Anna M. Horst of Hagerstown; maternal great-grandfather, Daniel Horst of Hagerstown; maternal great-grandparents, Amos and Pauline Rudolph of  Lebanon, Pa.; aunts and uncles.

Services will be Thursday at 10 a.m. at Waynecastle Mennonite Church, Waynesboro.  The Waynecastle Mennonite Church Ministry will
officiate.  Burial will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church Wednesday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. and Thursday ay 9 a.m.
        
The family requests that flowers be omitted.   Arrangements are by Harold M. Zimmerman and Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Eby, Ira E
; 92; Harrisonburg VA; Hagerstown M-H (MD)

Ira E. Eby, 92, formerly of Hagerstown, Md., and Shank Drive,  Harrisonburg, Va., died Friday, Sept. 3, 2004, at Oak Lea Nursing Home of
Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community in Harrisonburg.   Mr. Eby was born Aug. 1, 1912, west of Hagerstown, and was the son of the late Christian R. and Fannie Ebersole Eby.  He grew up on the farm and at the age of 20 went to barber school in Baltimore.  In 1933, he opened a barber shop in Maugansville, Md., and continued in the barber business until he retired in December 1978 in Harrisonburg.

On June 3, 1936, he married Helen V. Strite, who preceded him in death on July 9, 1959.  On Dec. 18, 1963, he married Mary Emma Showalter, author of the Mennonite Community Cookbook, and moved with his family to Harrisonburg.  She died May 3, 2003.

Mr. Eby was a member of Trissels Mennonite Church, where he served as deacon for a number of years.  He also served as a visitor with the Blue
Ridge Multiple Sclerosis Chapter for more than a decade.  He was an avid photographer and often received invitations to present programs of his
nature slides.

Mr. Eby is survived by three children and their spouses, Eleanor and David Mumma of Harrisonburg, Phyllis and Nelson Showalter of Broadway,
Va., and Robert Eby and Gwen Stamm of Scottsdale, Pa.; two granddaughters and their spouses, Marcia and Jeffrey Rittenhouse of Elizabethtown, Pa., and Lisa and Jerry Hertzler of Harrisonburg; and five great-grandchildren, Rebekah and Luke Hertzler, and Lydia, Benjamin and Daniel Rittenhouse.

Mr. Eby was the last surviving member of his immediate family.

A graveside service will be held at the Reiffs Mennonite Church Cemetery in Hagerstown on Sunday, Sept. 5, 2004, at 2 p.m.
A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2004, at 2 p.m. at Trissels Mennonite Church in Broadway, Va.  The family will receive
friends following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to Trissels Mennonite Church, P.O. Box 549, Broadway, VA 22815.
Arrangements are by Grandle Funeral Home, Broadway. Hagerstown Herald-Mail (MD)    September 4, 2004

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Eckert, Bertha


Born: 8-25-1908, Martindale, Lancaster Co., Pa.
Died: 1-24-2004, W. Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Wife of: Harvey W. Eckert, 9-12-1900/9-1985
Daughter of: Daniel and Mary Alice Hurst Sensenig

Survivors: A son, Richard S. (Ruth Zimmerman) Eckert of Ephrata, Pa.; two daughters, Arlene E. (Harold M.) Horst of Ephrata, Pa., and Lorraine E. (Samuel R.) Sensenig of Ephrata. Grandchildren: 10. Great-grandchildren: 24. Sisters, Mary (Andrew) Weber of Bowamnsville, Pa., and Mae (Lloyd J.) Martin of East Earl, Pa.

Preceded in death by 4 grandchildren; brothers, Oliver and Elmer Sensenig, and a sister, Ruth Reed.

Bertha was a member of Ephrata Mennonite Church. She enjoyed baking as a hobby.

Services: Ephrata Mennonite Church, 510 Stevens Road, Ephrata, Pa. on Thursday, January 29-2004, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jack Scandrett, Pastor Jeffrey High and Poastor Jeffrey Horst officiating. Interment in Weaverland Mennonite Cem., East Earl, Pa.

Original obituary and photo may be obtained
From: Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Published Monday, January 26, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard




Esh, Annie Glick


Born: 1-16-1965, Manheim, Pa. Died: 7-3-2004, Lancaster, Pa.

Wife of: John K. Esh, Jr., who survives
Daughter of: Jacob S. and Mary Stoltzfus Glick of Paradise, Pa.

Other survivors: Sons, Melvin G., Reuben G., Jacob G., Elmer G., Steven G., all at home. A daughter, Rachel Anne, at home
Brothers, Levi (Anna Stoltzfus) Glick and Jacob S. Jr (Ruth Ann Stoltzfus) Glick, both of Quarryville, Pa., Paul (Ruth Stoltzfus) Glick of Parkesburg,
Pa., Reuben (Barbara Beiler) Glick of Mount Joy, Pa., Elam (Edna Fisher) Glick of Leola, Pa., and David (Sylvia Esh) Glick of Paradise, Pa.
Sisters, Mary (Abner P.) Stoltzfus of Leola, Pa., Emma (Amos L.) Esh Jr. of Lititz, Pa., Rachel (Christ B.) Beiler of Gordonville, Pa.

Preceded in death by brothers, Daniel and John Glick; and a sister, Sylvia Glick.

Annie died after commotion caused by an escaped horse.  She was a homemaker and member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Services: From the late home 891 Georgetown Road, Paradise, Pa. on Tuesday, July 5, 2004, at 9 am. Interment in Bart Cem., Georgetown, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal,
published Monday, July 5, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Esh, Benuel G
., age 1 year

Born: Drumore, Pa.
Died 5-13-2004, New Holland, Pa.

Son of: Isaac S. and Annie Glick Esh

Survivors: Sisters, Rebecca G., Mary G., and Susie G., all at home. Brothers, Levid G., Omar G., Jacob G. and Christ G., all at home.
Maternal grandparents, Christ and Mary Zook Glick Stoltzfus of Kinzers, Pa.
Paternal Grandparents, Benuel F. and Rebecca Stoltzfus Esh of Peach Bottom, Pa.
Maternal great-grandfather, David S. Zook of New Holland, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained
from Intelligencer Journal, published
Saturday May 14, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Esh, John K. Sr
.

Born: 12-29-1929, Ronks, Pa.
Died: 1-21-2004, Kirkwood, Pa.

Husband of: Hannah King Esh, who survives
Son of: Late Emanuel & Elizabeth King Esh

Survivors: Sons, Eli K. (Susie Glick) Esh of Quarryville, Pa., Emanuel K. (Katie King) Esh, Stephen K. (Lizzie Beiler) Esh, and Jonas L. (Lizzie Glick) Esh, all of Kirkwood, Melvin B. (Hannah Stoltzfus) Esh of Strasburg, Pa., John K. Jr. (Annie Glick) Esh of Paradise, Pa., and Christ K. (Ella Zook) Esh of Madisonburg, Pa; and daughters, Elizabeth K. (Ben) Stoltzfus of Bellefonte, Pa., Mary K. (Eli) Glick of Bird-In-Hand, Pa., Susie K. (John G.) King of Kirkwood, and Hannah K. (Gideon) Miller of Nottingham, Pa. Grandchildren: 90. Great-grandchildren: 19.

Brothers, Stephen (Lydia King) Esh of Bird-In-Hand, Levi (Mary Beiler) Esh of Gap, Pa., Emanuel (Katie Stoltzfoos) Esh, and Mevin (Naomi Miller) Esh, both of Delta, Pa.; and sisters, Sadie (Levi) King and Rebecca (David) King, both of Gap, Pa., and Elizabeth (Aaron) Beiler of Christiana.

Preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Esh.

John was a member of the Old Order Amish Church

Services: From the late home, 194 Liberty Lane, Kirkwood, Pa. on Friday, 1-23-2004 at 9:00 a.m. Intement in Fisher Amish Cemetery, Christiana, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal
Published Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Esh, Michael S. Jr.


Born: 10-25-1967, Lancaster Co., Pa.  Died: 9-13-2004, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Husband of: Hannah G. Lapp Esh, who survives.  Son of: Michael and Sadie Miller Esh of Strasburg, Pa.

Other survivors: Sons, Benuel, Joseph, Daniel, Michael, Paul, Emanuel Esh, all at home Daughters, Sadie and Anna Esh, both at home.  Brothers, Daniel (Sadie Beiler) Esh of Delta, Pa., Jonathan (Emma Stoltzfus) Esh of Oxford, Pa., Elmer (Mary Fisher) Esh of Kirkwood, Pa., John M. (Sara Esh) Esh, Christian (Elizabeth Fisher) Esh, Ephraim Barbara Stoltzfus) Esh, Paul (Katie Kauffman) Esh, Emanuel Esh, all of Strasburg, Pa.  Sisters, Leah (Joseph) Fisher of Kirkwood, Pa., Elizabeth (David) Blank of Oxford, Pa.

He was a member of Old Order Amish Church.  Michael died after an accident on his farm.

Services: From the late home, 434 S. Belmond Road, Ronks, Pa. on Wed. (9-15-2004) at 11:00 am. Interment in Bart Amish Cemetery, Georgetown, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Wed., 9-15-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard



Esh, Rebecca K.


Born: 10-25-1916, Upper Leacock Twp., Lancaster co., Pa. Died: 8-24-2004, Gordonville, Pa.

Wife of: Henry A. Esh, who survives. Daughter of: Late Henry and Katie Yoder Lapp.

Other survivors: Sons, Henry (Bannie Beiler) Esh of Romulus, NY., Amos (Annie Stoltzfus) Esh
of Lititz, Pa., Moses (Lizzie Beiler) Esh, Daniel (Lavina Beiler) Esh, and David (Rachel Stoltzfus) Esh, all of Gordonville. Daughters, Annie Esh, at home, Arie (John) Beiler of Rebersburg, Pa., Rebecca (Henry) Beiler of Romulus, and Lizzie (David) Zook, Jr. of New Holland, Pa. Grandchildren: 56. Great-grandchildren: 175.

Preceded in death by a sister, Lizzie Stoltzfus; a step sister Arie Riehl; and two Stepbrothers, David Lapp and Isaac Lapp.

Rebecca was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Services: From the late home, 208A Osceola Mill Road, Gordonville, Pa. on Friday, August 27, 2004, at 9:00 am. Interment in Gordonville Cem., Gordonville, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Thursday, August 26, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Fisher, Daniel M.


Born: 1-20-1942, Strasburg, Pa.
Died: 5-6-2004, Lancaster, Pa.

Husband of: Sadie Petersheim Fisher, who survives. Son of: Late Henry U. Fisher and Mattie Stoltzfus Fisher Beiler

Other survivors. Daughters, Lydia Ann (Abner E.) Glick of Williamsburg, Ind., Martha S. (Jonas G.) Stoltzfus of Honey Brook, Pa., Naomi P. (Mark F.) Beiler of Christiana, Pa., and Sarann P. (Gideon S.) Lapp of Paradise, Pa. Sons, Henry M. (Sadie Glick) Fisher of Williamsburg, Ind., J. Daniel (Sadie Glick) Fisher of Strasburg, Pa., David P. (Susie Beiler) Fisher of Paradise, and Leroy M. (Katie Esh) Fisher of Strasburg. Grandchildren: 40.
Stepgrandchildren: 4.

Brothers, Benuel S. (Fannie Blank) Fisher of Strasburg, Pa. and Henry U Jr. (Diane Becker) Fisher of Paradise.
Sisters, Mary (Abner F.) Stoltzfus, of Quarryville, Pa., Rachel (Eli S.) Esh, Katie (Daniel E.) Fisher, Miriam (Melvin L.) Fisher, all of Ronks, Pa., and Sadie (Amos K.) Stoltzfus of Strasburg, Pa.

Preceded in death by a son, Samuel Fisher; and a sister, Rebecca Fisher.

Daniel was a member of Old Order Amish Church. He was a woodworker.

Services: From the late home, 729 Bunker Hill Road, Strasburg, Pa. on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at 11:00 am. Interment in Bunker Hill Amish Cem., Strasburg, Pa.
Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Saturday, 5-8-2004, Lancaster, Pa.

Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


Fisher, Emanuel S.
, age 47 years

Died: 5-7-2004, Ronks, Lancaster Co., Pa.

Husband of: Katie Lantz Fisher, who survives. Son of: Late Joseph and Mattie Esh Fisher

Other survivors: Daughters, Marie Mae (Melvin) Glick of Paradise, Pa. and Miriam Jane Fisher, at home. Granddaughters, 2. Brothers, Samuel (Barbara) Fisher of Paradise, Jonas (Sadie) Fisher of Quarryville, Pa., Stephen (Sarah) Fisher, Quarryville, Pa., Leroy (Mary Fisher of Sacramento, Joseph (Lizzie) Fisher, and David (Verna) Fisher, Both of Gap, Pa., Amos (Verna) Fisher of Lancaster, and John Fisher, of Ronks, Pa. Sisters, Malinda (Ita) Beiler of Paradise, Pa. and Barbara (John) Stoltzfus, of Leola, Pa.

Preceded in death by a son, Melvin Jay Fisher, and a sister, Sallie Allgyer.

Emanuel was a member of Old Order Amish Church
Services: From the late home, 412 Rohrer Mill Road, Ronks, Pa., at 9 AM with interment in Bart Amish Cem., Bart Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Intelligencer Journal, published
Saturday, 5-8-2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard




Fisher, Mary L.,
age 78 years

Born: Bird-IN-Hand, Pa.
Died: 6-23-2004, Kirkwood, Pa.

Wife of: Levi Z. Fisher (10-2-1925/10-30-2003)
Daughter of: Late John B. and Annie Lapp Miller

Survivors: Sons, Jacob M. (Ariana Glick) Fisher of Oxford, Pa., Christ Z. (Annie Glick) Fisher of New Providence, Pa., John M. (Katie King) Fisher, Levi M. (Naomi Stoltzfus) Fisher and Elam M. (Lizzie Fisher) Fisher, all of Quarryville, Pa., Henry M. (Mary Stoltzfus) Fisher,and Ephraim M. (Barbara Esh) Fisher, both of Kirkwood, Pa. A daughter, Annie M. (Jacob) Stoltzfus of Strasburg, Pa. Grandchildren: 62. Great-grandchildred: 94.

Brothers, Elam Miller of Leola, Pa. and Daniel (Rachel Stoltzfus) Miller of  Bird-In-Hand, Pa. 

A sister, Mattie Stoltzfus of Leola, Pa. Preceded in death by brothers, Amos and Levi Miller; and sisters, Lydia Stoltzfus and Emma Miller.

Services: From the late home, 606 Puseyville Road, Kirkwood, Pa. on Friday, June 25, 2004 at 9 am. Intement in Fisher Amish Cem., Christiana, Pa.

Original obituary may be obtained from
Lancaster Intelligencer Journal, published
Thursday, June 24, 2004, Lancaster, Pa.
Submitted by: Peggy Reichard


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