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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.

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  Habegger, Eric D.;   Hartzler, Ellie C. Peachey;   Hartzler, Dr. Jefferson S.;   Hathaway, Oliver Leroy;  Heatwole, Dorothy Frances Suter;   Heatwole, Jacob Earl;   Hege, Vera Horst;    Helmuth, James;   Helmuth, Sarah Mae Miller Chupp;   Herner, Charlene Ann;   Hernley, H. Ralph;    Herschberger, Cora Kauffman;   Herschberger, Mary L. Stutzman;   Herschberger, Menno J. Hershberger, Bernard M.;   Hershey, Clair J.;    Hershey, Dorothy G.;   Hershey, Sanford E.;   Hertzler, Evelyn Groff;   Hertzler, Joseph Shenk;   Hertzler, Sharlene E. "Shades" Esbenshade;   Hess, Jared Alan;   Hess, Mary W. Stauffer;   Hess, Reuben B.;   High, Corrine H.;    High, Erma D. Denlinger   Hilty, Edna Nussbaum;   Histand, Ivan G.;   Hochstetler, Donald James;   Hofer, Jake M.;   Hollinger, R. Anna Landis;    Holsopple, Naomi K. Alwine;   Hoover, Allen Hoover;  Hoover, Charles Ellis;   Hoover, Emma W. Nolt;   Hoover, Eva H. Nolt;   Hoover, Isaac N.;   Hoover, John LeRoy;   Hoover, Joyce E. Groff;   Hoover, Martin M.;   Hoover, Rosene Z.;  Hoover, Walter N.;   Horst, Ada B.;   Horst, Ida Gladys Eshleman;   Horst, Lewis M.;   Horst, Nora Z. Martin;    Horst, Selina;   Hostetler, Eli;   Hostetter, Elizabeth M. Doutrich; Huber, Aaron David;    Hughes, Marcus Andrew;   Hurst, Paul R.;   

Habegger, Eric D.,
83, of Akron, PA died October 1, 2008 at Hershey, Derry Twp., Lancaster Co., PA.  He was born March 11, 1925 in Switzerland to Hans and Elsie (Lerch) Habegger.  He was married to Gertrude Neufeld, who was born August 27, 1925 and survives.

Surviving are children, Fred Habegger; Ralph Habegger; Ellen, and wife of David Ressler, sisters: Greti Gerber and Elsa Loosli and brothers: Fredy Habegger, husband of Dora; and Willy Habegger, husband of Nancy.

He was a member of Akron Mennonite Church and sang in the men's choir.  A master gardener, he enjoyed working in his orchard.  He was a volunteer at Landis Valley Farm Museum and grew a variety of apples.  He was a cabinet maker and worked for 29 years at Rutts Custom Kitchens, Goodville.

Memorial services were held October 4, 2008 at Akron Mennonite Church, Akron, Lancaster Co., PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Janet Weber, Akron, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hartzler, Ellie C. Peachey
, 95, of Goshen, Indiana died January 20 2008 at Goshen, Indiana.  She was born May 8, 1912 at Belleville, PA to Gideon J. and Sadie (Spicher) Peachey.  On December 26, 1935 at Belleville, PA she was married to Harvey J. Hartzler, who died September 25, 1944.

Surviving are children, Roy T. (Lois) Hartzler, Harvey L. (Betty) Hartzler, Ethel (Lloyd) Kaufman, 6 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

Also surviving is a brother, John Peachey.  Four sisters, Dorothy Peachey, Ethel Petersheim, Verda Peachey, Nelda Hartzler, and two brothers, Roy Hartzler, and Byron Hartzler  preceded her in death.

Ellie was a homemaker.

Memorial services were held January 22, 2008 at The Meetinghouse at Greencroft, Goshen, IN and on Jan. 23 at Locust Grove Mennonite Church, Belleville, PA with burial in the Locust Grove Cemetery.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hartzler, Dr. Jefferson S.,
66, of Mount Joy, PA. died June 3, 2008. He was born in 1944 at Belleville, PA, to Jefferson P. and Julia Yoder Hartzler. He was married to Gwendolyn K. Witmer Hartzler for 44 years.

A member of Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA
Survied by his wife, his children, J. Alex Hartzler, Harrisburg, PA; Kimberly H. & Jerry Murray, Matthew B. & Andrea Wentling Hartzler, both of Manheim, [PA] and Claudia S. & Ross Patrick, Mt. Joy, PA; 6 grandchildren, Hannah, Ella, Jared, Maya, Serena, and James; 2 sisters, Margaret & Lynn Neer, Belleville, PA and Arlene, married to John Yoder, Reedsville, PA.

Funeral service was June 07, 2008 at Neffsville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.
with Rev's. Harry Jarrett and Hunter Hess officiating. Interment was in thr Kraybill Mennonite Cemetery, East Donegal Twp., Mt Joy, PA.
Source: The Patriot-News Harrisburg, PA June 6, 2008.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH 


Hathaway, Oliver Leroy
, 90, of rural Palmyra, MO died January 23, 2008 at Gove County Long Term Care Facility, Quinter, KS after a chronic illness.  He was born April 7, 1917 at Marion County, MO to William Sherman and Mary Paulina (Paugh) Hathaway. 

On June 11, 1950 at Hannibal, MO he was married to Ruby U. Greaser, who was born May 15, 1917 and died June 2, 1996. His first marriage was February 11, 1945, to Esther Fenton, who died January 24, 1948.

Surviving are children, Howard (and Delores) Hathaway, Souderton, PA; Jim (and Karen) Hathaway, Divide, CO; Janice (and Dan) Crist, Quinter, KS; Melvin (and Dottie) Hathaway, Elida, OH; Dorthy (and Don) Livengood, Lancaster, PA; 8 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

A son, Lawrence Dale Hathaway, and siblings Leona, John, Florence, Nellie, Russell, David, W. Herald, Leslie, MaBelle, and Oney (all last names Hathaway) preceded him in death.

He was ordained deacon at PeaRidge Church for many years, enjoyed hunting,
fishing and gardening, and loved little children.

Memorial services were held January 26, 2008 at PeaRidge Mennonite Church, Marion County, MO with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Mel Hathaway, Elida, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Heatwole, Dorothy Frances Suter
, 90, of Harrisonburg died July 9, 2008 at Harrisonburg, VA.  She was born April 20, 1918 near Dayton, VA to Lawrence Emanuel and Emma Pearl (Showalter) Suter.  On January 15, 1938 she was married to Roy A. Heatwole.

Surviving are children, Peggy H. Landis (husband Jay B.), James D. Heatwole (wife Betty), 4 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and a brother, J. Richard Suter (wife Elizabeth).

A sister, Helen Thurman Boyer and a brother, Harold D. Suter preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 11, 2008 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Weavers Mennonite Church Cemetery, Harrisonburg, VA.
Submitted by: Ann B. Hensley, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Heatwole, Jacob Earl
, 68, of Dayton, VA died February 21, 2008 at Dayton, VA.  He was born August 12, 1939 at Dayton, VA to the late Eli D. and Annie C. (Rhodes) Heatwole.  On August 9, 1960 he was married to Susan Arlene Roth, who was born December 26, 1939 and died August 31, 1992.

Surviving are children, Monica & Austin Hege, Melodie & Eber Rhodes, Merlynne & Thomas Keener, Maretta Heatwole, Myron & Eva Heatwole, Merwin & Pamela Heatwole,
Maynard & Rosalie Heatwole, 11 grandsons, and 9 granddaughters.

Also surviving are his siblings: Norma & Lawrence Petre, Arlene & John Yoder, Betty & Nathan Shenk, Hettie & Earl Barnhart, Reba & Dennis Hewitt, Lester & Ellen Heatwole, Milton & Nancy Heatwole, John & Irene Heatwole, Stanley Heatwole, and Marvin & Ella Heatwole.

A daughter, Marileen, a brother, Ivan, and a sister, Clara Jane preceded him in death.

Memorial services were held February 25, 2008 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA with burial in Bank Mennonite Church Cemetery, Dayton, VA.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ann B. Hensley, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hege, Vera Horst
, age 80 of Hagerstown, MD. died at   February 21, 2008 at the  Mennonite Fellowship Home  Hagerstown, MD. She was born June 27, 1927 in Maugansville, Md. to Jonas E. And Nancy M. (Horst) Horst. She was married to Elvin M. Hege he died  August 7, 2007.

Mrs. Hege was a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church near Cearfoss, Md.
Surving are: Three step-daughters, Esther Showalter of Greencastle, Pa., Anna Lois Beverly of Eustis, Florida and Mary Lou Landis of South Boston Virginia.
Three Step-sons, Clair L. Hege of Stockbridge, Georgia, Dr. Darvin L. Hege of Atlanta Georgia and Joseph L. Hege of Oviedo, Florida Two sisters, Rhoda Lehman, Chambersburg, Pa. and Fannie Horst of Hagerstown, Md. One brother, Alvin Horst, Big, Pool, Md. Sixteen step-grandchildren Five step-great-grandchildren. Number of Nieces and Nephews

She was preceded in death by sisters, Edna Eby, Esther McLaughlin, Ruth Burkholder, Alice Horst and half-sister Catherine Robinson.

Funeral service was Fenruary 25, 2008 at the Reiff Mennonite Church with burial  in the Reiff Mennonite Cemetery near Cearfoss, Md.
Source: Obituary files of Harold M Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH



Helmuth, James


James Helmuth, 49, of Arcola passed away at 4:39 a.m. Thursday, October 2, 2008, at Arcola Health Care Center.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Edwards Funeral Home, 227 East Main Street, Arcola with the Rev. Kent Conover officiating.

Mr. Helmuth was born October 11, 1958. He was a son of Roy and Mary (Dearman) Helmuth.

Survivors include six children, Joshua L. Helmuth of Toledo, Cynthia L. Helmuth of Charleston, Sherry L. Helmuth of Toledo, Jeremy J. Helmuth of Mattoon, and twins, Joseph R. and Shannon M. Helmuth who live at home with their mother, Patricia A. Helmuth of Mattoon; three grandchildren, Macy, Lexi, and Alden Helmuth; two sisters, Doris Shambarger and husband Eugene of Arcola, and Linda Hendrickson and husband Mike of Tuscola; and two brothers, Robert Helmuth and wife, Jean of Plymouth North Carolina, and Richard Helmuth of Arcola.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Leroy and Kenneth Helmuth; and one stillborn sister.

From: Arthur Graphic-Clarion, Arthur, IL
October 9, 2008
Submitted by Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL




Helmuth, Sarah Mae Miller Chupp


Sarah Mae Miller-Chupp Helmuth, 88, of Nappanee, Indiana, died at 2:35 a.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008, in her home.

The funeral was Saturday morning at the Sam Barkman residence in rural Nappanee with Bishop Edward Miller officiating. Burial was in Weldy Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday evening and all day Friday at the Barkman residence. Thompson-Lengacher & Yoder Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

Mrs. Helmuth was born July 10, 1919. She was the daughter of Sam T. and Lydia Mae Troyer Miller. She married Emanuel S. Chupp on December 18, 1940. He preceded her in death in 1990. She married Ben Helmuth on May 7, 2000. He preceded her in death.

Surviving are three daughters, Ruby Bontrager and husband Floyd of Middlebury, Indiana, Treva Yoder and husband Olen of Goshen, Indiana, and Mary Barkman and husband Sam of Nappanee; six sons, Ura Chupp and wife Mary of Nappanee, Samuel Chupp and wife Pearl Louise of Burr Oak, Michigan, Atlee Chupp and wife Wilma Jean of Shipshewana, Indiana, Ernest Chupp and wife Irene of Nappanee, Emanuel Chupp Jr. of Nappanee, and Wayne Chupp and wife Linda of Syracuse, Indiana; two stepsons, Junior Helmuth and wife Alta of Arthur and George Helmuth and wife Lorene of Arthur; five sisters, Ella Chupp and husband Eli of Middlebury,
Lillie Bontrager and husband Dan of LaGrange, Indiana, Arlene Mast and husband Enos of Topeka, Indiana, Lydia Mae Schwartz of Nottawa, Michigan, and Amanda Stutzman of North Carolina; two brothers, Seth Miller and wife Pat of Goshen and Samuel Miller of Elkhart, Indiana; 50 grandchildren; 13 step grandchildren; 125 great-grandchildren; 17 step great-grandchildren; and 4 great-great grandchildren.

Mrs. Helmuth was preceded in death by her parents; two husbands; and two sons, Ivan and Toba Chupp.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

From: Arthur Graphic-Clarion, Arthur, IL
June 26, 2008
Submitted by: Lizzie Ann Kauffman, Arcola, IL
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Herner, Charlene Ann
, 77, of Kalona, Iowa died August 1, 2008 at Kalona, Iowa from natural causes.  She was born January 7, 1931 at Goshen, Indiana to Edwin and Marie (Miller) Herner.

A brother, Ed Herner preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 4, 2008 at Peterseim Funeral Home, Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa with burial in Sharon Hill Cemetery, Kalona, Johnson Co., Iowa.

Submitted by: Bonnie Pickard, Kalona, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hernley, H. Ralph
, 91, of Goshen, IN died March 15, 2008 at Goshen, IN from a respiratory infection.  He was born October 24, 1916 at Scottdale, PA to Henry Risser and Daisy (Cutrell) Hernley.  On June 9, 1941 at Goshen, IN he was married to Elizabeth Sieber, who was born July 9, 1915 and survives.

Surviving are children, Rodney (Barbara) Hernley, Roger Hernley, Ellen Swanson, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and four sisters, Nancy (Paul) Conrad, Ferne (Paul) Savanick, Catherine (Robert) Lundberg, and Martha (Charles) Heath.

A sister, Lillian (Calvin) Long preceded him in death.

Ralph resided in Scottdale, Pa., for most of 80 years.  He was employed at Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, for 16 years.  He then owned and operated a newspaper company.

Memorial services were held March 20, 2006 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen, IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman, Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Herschberger, Cora Kauffman


Cora Herschberger, 88, of Humboldt, passed away at 5:45 a.m. Tuesday. June 17,
2008, at the home of her daughter and  son-in-law, Fannie and  Marvin Miller of rural Shelbyville.

Funeral services were held Friday afternoon at Arthur Mennonite Church with the Rev. Glen Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Arthur Cemetery. Visitation was Thursday afternoon and evening at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the family with funeral arrangements.

Mrs. Herschberger was born December 29, 1919, in Arthur. She was a daughter of Samuel and Fannie (Miller) Kauffman. She married Menno J. Herschberger on October 16, 1941, in rural Arthur. He passed away on January 10.

She is survived by six, children, Fannie Miller and husband Marvin of Shelbyville, Raymond Herschberger and wife Pat of Belvidere, Dorothy Nichols and husband Charles of Mattoon, Larry Herschberger and wife Pat of Syracuse, Indiana, Virgil Herschberger and wife Brenda of Hillsboro, Tennessee, and Betty Dodson of Sullivan; 14 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; 6 step grandchildren; 9 step great-grandchildren; and 5 step great-great-grandchildren; three brothers, Levi Kauffman and wife Mary of Arthur, Raymond Kauffman and wife Mary of Phoenix, Arizona, and Edward Kauffman and wife Anna of Shipshewana, Indiana; and two sisters, Ella Kauffman and Carrie Kauffman, both of Decatur.

Mrs. Herschberger was preceded in death by her parents; stepmother, Susie Kauffman; three brothers, Fred Kauffman, Ervin Kauffman, and Albert Kauffman; and one sister, Tillie Herschberger.

Mrs. Herschberger was a member of Arthur Mennonite Church.  She spent several years chauffeuring people in the Arthur Area.  She enjoyed quilting and won several blue ribbons for her quilts.  She was also quite a baker and made the best cinnamon rolls around.  She was a devoted farmwife and mother.

From: Arthur Graphic-Clarion, Arthur, IL
June 26, 2008
Submitted by: Lizzie Ann Kauffman, Arcola, IL
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Herschberger, Mary L. Stutzman


Mary L. Herschberger, 68, of Rural Sullivan passed away at 12:34 p.m. on Friday, December 5, 2008, at St. Mary's Hospital in Decatur.

Funeral services were held Monday morning at the family residence with Bishop Howard Otto officiating. Burial was in Herschberger Cemetery in rural Sullivan. Visitation was any time prior to the funeral at the family residence.

Mrs. Herschberger was born November 27, 1940, in Douglas County. She was a daughter of Levi J. and Amanda (Graber) Stutzman. She married Monroe C. Herschberger on January 14, 1960, in Douglas County. He survives.

Also surviving are eight children, Willis M. Herschberger of Bradenton, Florida, Lavern M. Herschberger and wife Kim of West Moreland, Tennessee, Glen M. Herschberger and wife Fannie Mae of Willow, Arkansas, Wilma Fern Mast and husband Harley of Bloomfield, Iowa, Erma Louise Yoder and husband James of Ava, Edward Herschberger and wife Amanda of Sullivan, Amanda M. Kaufman and husband Aaron of Sullivan, and Andy Ray Herschberger and wife Leona of Sullivan; 40 grandchildren; 2 great-grandchildren; a brother, Floyd Stutzman of Arthur; and a sister, Anna Kauffman of Arthur.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a granddaughter, Leanna Kay Herschberger; a brother, Calvin Stutzman; and a sister, Martha Yoder.

Mrs. Herschberger was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

From: Arthur Graphic-Clarion, Arthur, IL
December 11, 2008
Submitted by Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL


Herschberger, Menno J.


Menno J. Herschberger, 86, of Humboldt passed away at 11:33 p.m. Thursday, January 10, 2008, at the Odd Fellow-Rebekah Home in Mattoon.

Funeral services were held Sunday afternoon at Arthur Mennonite Church with the Rev. Glen Rhodes officiating. Burial was in Arthur Cemetery. Visitation was Saturday afternoon and evening at the church. Edwards Funeral Home, Arcola, assisted the family with arrangements.

Mr. Herschberger was born March 31, 1921, in Arthur. He was a son of Jacob
and Katie (Diener) Herschberger. He married Cora S. Kauffman on October 16, 1941, in rural Arthur. She survives.

Also surviving are six children, Fannie Miller and husband Marvin of Shelbyville, Raymond Herschberger and wife Pat of Belvidere, Dorothy Nichols and husband Charles of Mattoon, Larry Herschberger and wife Pat of Syracuse, Indiana, Virgil Herschberger and wife Brenda of Hillsboro, Tennessee, and Betty Dodson of Sullivan; one brother, Toby Herschberger and wife Lydia of Arthur; two sisters, Alma Kauffman of Arthur and Alta Yoder of Roodhouse; 14 grandchildren; l6 great-grandchildren; one great-grandson; 6 step grandchildren; nine step great-grandchildren; and five step great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Fannie Hostetler.

Mr. Herschberger farmed in the Humboldt area since 1953. Prior to farming he drove a delivery truck for Wayne's Feed of Arthur. He was a member of Arthur Mennonite Church.

From: Arthur Graphic-Clarion, Arthur, IL, Thursday, January 17, 2008
Submitted by: Liz Kauffman, Arcola, IL
Transcribed by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershberger, Bernard M.
, 83, of Wellman, Iowa died January 12, 2008 at Wellman, Iowa.  He was born September 20, 1924 at Milford, Nebraska to Paul and Nettie (Miller) Hershberger.  On September 15, 1946 at Newton, Kansas he was married to Neva Lou Jantz, who survives.

Surviving are children, Bernard J Hershberger and wife Janet, Gloria Hershberger, Rita Trimpe and husband Bob, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Shirley Swartzendruber and Glennis Hochstetler.

Memorial services were held January 17, 2008 at Wellman Mennonite Church, Wellman, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Jennifer Archer Wellman, IA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershey, Clair J.
, 88, of Lancaster, PA died January 25, 2008 at Lancaster, PA from a stroke.  He was born February 3, 1919 at Kinzers, Lancaster, PA to Clayton and Ella (Buckwalter) Hershey.  On June 14, 1942 he was married to Dorothy Mellinger.

Surviving are children, J. Allen, married to Cindy Hershey; Carol Miller;
Rosemary Miller married to Gregory Miller; a sister Rhoda Metzler, 12 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren.

A son, J. Donald Hershey, two brothers, and five sisters preceded him in death.

Clair was a life member and former pastor at Hershey Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held January 31, 2008 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Janet Gehman, Strasburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershey, Dorothy G.
, 87, of Lancaster died July 5, 2008 at Lancaster, PA.  She was born February 22, 1921 at Intercourse, Lancaster Co. PA to Isaac E. and Esther (Brackbill) Hershey.

Surviving is a sister, Margaret Eckman.

Brothers, Ross, Clair, Leroy, and Musser Hershey; and sisters, Erma Hershey, Marian Bare, and Esta Eby preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held July 9, 2008 at Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Janet Gehman, Strasburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hershey, Sanford E.
, 87, of Gordonville, PA died December 19, 2008 at Lititz, Lancaster Co. PA after a period of general ill health.  He was born August 17, 1921 at Leacock, Lancaster Co. PA to Martin R. and Susan (Eby) Hershey.  In 1944 in Lancaster Co., PA he was married to Mae Eby, who died October 16, 2002.

Surviving are children, Sharon M. (Bill Hershey); Carl E. (Doris Weaver Hershey); Sue A. (John Martin); Andrew M. (Yvonne Lefever Hershey); Sylvia M. (Arlon Martin), 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and siblings: Elizabeth Leaman, Miriam Hershey, John Hershey, and Eby Hershey (Kathryn Sauder Hershey).

A daughter, Louise Hershey, a grandson, Philip Hershey, and siblings: Sem Hershey, Rohrer Hershey, Amos Hershey, Emma Hershey, and Evelyn Leaman preceded him in death.

A farmer, Sanford also served as pastor for Hershey Mennonite Church from 1949 to 1980. He enjoyed woodworking, and various kinds of volunteer work.

Memorial services were held December 24, 2008 at Hershey Mennonite Church,  Kinzers, PA with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Janet Gehman, Strasburg, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hertzler, Evelyn Groff,
70, of Harrisonburg, VA died June 3, 2008 at Harrisonburg, VA.  She was born February 24, 1938 at Strasburg, PA to J. Elvin and Mary Groff.  On June 25, 1960 she was married to Don Hertzler.

Surviving are children, Barry & Dolores Hertzler, Jerry & Lisa Hertzler, Sandy & Kevin Byler, seven grandchildren, one brother, Merle Groff, and two sisters, Edna Mueller, and Arlene Stwart.

Memorial services were held June 8, 2008 at Harrisonburg Mennonite Church, Harrisonburg, VA.  Her body was donated to the State Anatomical Program of VA Dept. of Health.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ann B. Hensley, Harrisonburg, VA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hertzler, Joseph Shenk
, 75, of Goshen, IN died April 15, 2008 at Goshen, IN from Primary Progressive Aphasia.  He was born April 21, 1932 at Portsmouth, VA to Asa and Rebecca (Shenk) Hertzler.  On September 7, 1954 at Waynesboro, VA he was married to Mary Kathryn Beyeler, who was born January 11, 1934 and died December 29, 2007.

Surviving are children, Julia (Sanford Angelos) Hertzler, Teresa (Jeffrey) Jantz, four grandchildren, one sister, Alice Yoder, and three brothers, Alvin (Evelyn) Hertzler, John Asa (Rebecca) Hertzler, and David Hertzler.

A sister, Amy Troyer preceded him in death.

He graduated from Eastern Mennonite College and Goshen Biblical Seminary and studied at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Virginia.  He served as pastor at the First Mennonite Churches of Iowa City, Iowa, and Richmond, Va.  He served at AMBS for 26 years as vice president of development and also served as Acting President of Goshen Biblical Seminary from 1973 to 1974.  He published one book of poems which he wrote:  "Illuminations: A Book of Poetry," in 2003.

Memorial services were held April 17, 2008 at Chapel of the Sermon on the Mount, AMBS, Elkhart, IN with burial in Violett Cemetery Goshen, IN.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman, Goshen IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hertzler, Sharlene E. "Shades" Esbenshade
, 54, of 509 E. Conestoga St., New Holland, [PA] died Tuesday, January 29, 2008 at Hospice of Lancaster County. She is survived by her husband, Dale E. Hertzler. They had observed their 27th anniversary on August 23. Born in Lancaster, [PA] she was the daughter of Ferree and Marian (Smoker) Esbenshade of New Holland, [PA].Shades worked at Blue Ball Bank until it merged with Susquehanna Bank. She was an active member of Forest Hills Mennonite Church, [Leola, PA]. She enjoyed beach vacations, traveling with her family, and her dog Millie. She was an avid tennis player and member of the New Holland Tennis League. Surviving in addition to her husband and parents is a daughter Emily, attending Eastern Mennonite University; a brother Robert, married to Elizabeth (Keener) Esbenshade, New Holland, [PA]; and two sisters: Karen married to Ron Horning, Mohnton, [PA] and Joy married to David Hungerford, New Holland, [Pa]. Her memorial service
 will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 5 PM at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, 100 Quarry Rd., Leola, [PA] with Pastor Cal Yoder officiating. Friends will be received immediately following the memorial service. Private interment will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of any flowers, the family requests contributions to Hospice of Lancaster County, PO Box 4125, Lancaster, PA 17604-4125. The Groff-High Funeral Home, New Holland is in charge of arrangements.
Published: Jan 31, 2008 Lancaster On Line
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, New Hampshire
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Hertzler, Sharlene "Shades" E. Esbenshade, 54, of New Holland, PA died January 29, 2008 at Lancaster, PA.  She was born November 22, 1953 at Lancaster, PA to Ferree and Marian (Smoker) Esbenshade.  On August 23, 1980 she was married to Dale E. Hertzler.

Surviving are her parents, her husband, a daughter, Emily Hertzler, and siblings: brother Robert married to Elizabeth (Keener) Espenshade; sister Karen
married to Ron Horning; and sister Joy married to David Hungerford.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2008 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Lancaster County, PA with burial in Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery, East
Earl, PA.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Norma Stauffer, Leola, PA
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hess, Jared Alan
, 29, of Philadelphia died January 25, 2008 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania from complications of acute myelogenous leukemia.  He was born January 27, 1978 at Cincinnati, Hamilton County, OH to Hal, born October 21,1942, and Christine Mae (Schumacher), born June 14, 1944, Hess.  On August 16, 2003 at Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA he was married to Anne Rachel Beavers, who was born November 8, 1977.

Surviving are his wife, his parents, sons, Caleb Daniel Hess, age 2; and Noah Benjamin Hess, age 4 months, and a sister, Alison Schumacher (husband Sam Carpenter).

Jared was born during the blizzard of 1978. He played on the Cincinnati
traveling AAU team and chose to play NCAA Division I basketball at Lehigh University. He captained the team for three years and was profiled in the book The Last Amateurs by John Feinstein. In his four years at Lehigh, Jared scored 1,130 points. In Philadelphia, he was an active member of Oxford Circle Mennonite Church.

Memorial services were held February 2, 2008 at Germantown Friends Meeting, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA and on February 16, 2008 in Cincinnati, OH, at Kennedy Heights Presbyterian Church. Jared's ashes will be spread at Camp Friedenswald [Cassopolis, Michigan].

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Alison Schumacher, Indianapolis, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hess, Mary W. Stauffer
, 88, died at Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa on November 23, 2008 (formerly of New Danville and Millersville, PA.) She was born February 25, 1920, in Conestoga Township, Lancaster Co., PA to Willis K. and Cora E. (Warfel) Stauffer. On March 6, 1941 she married Jacob G. Hess who passed away on July 4, 2000.

She was a member of River Corner Mennonite Church, Conestoga, PA
Surviving are her children, Paul S. & Nancy (Nissley) Hess, of Willow Street, PA; Jacob S. & Norlene (Horst) Hess, of Harrisonburg, VA; Rhoda M. & Harry Stoner, of Lititz, PA; David S. & Jane (Good) Hess, of Lancaster, PA; Martha H. & David Clymer, of Shirleysburg, PA; Daniel S. & Evanna (Umble) Hess, of Lancaster, PA; Mary H. (Wishart) Bell of South Bend, IN; Lois A. & John Nafziger, of Goshen, IN, Rachel & Dennis Maust Hess, of Lititz, PA; Joseph S. & Jane (McMichael) Hess, of Manheim, PA Esther H. & Rick Jackson, of Lancaster, PA; 33 grandchildren and 40 great grand children. She is survived by two sisters, Anna Stauffer and Ethel Stauffer, both of Lancaster, PA and a brother Wilmer & Corena Stauffer, of Millersville, PA and a sister-in-law, Mary Ann Stauffer, of Phoenix, AZ.

Preceding her in death are sisters, Edna Stauffer, Dorothy Stauffer, Erma Hunsberger, and a brother, Marvin Stauffer. Funeral Services were  November 26, 2008 at New Danville Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA. Interment was in River Corner Mennonite Cemetery, Conestoga, PA.
Source: Lancaster OnLine, November 24, 2008
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH



Hess, Reuben B.,
86, of Leola, PA died September 19, 2008 at Ephrata Community Hospital. He was born in Lititz, PA to Howard C. and Elva (Brubaker) Hess. He was the husband of Irene (Benner) Hess for 63 years. A member of Metzler Mennonite Church, Ephrata, PA.

Survived by his wife, his two sons, Kenneth B., husband of Suzanne (Ruhl) Hess of Lancaster, PA and J. Marlin Hess of Leola, PA; a daughter, C. Lorraine Hess of Leola, PA; two grandchildren, Brian Hess and Julie (Hess) Miskelley, and a sister, Esther (Hess) Krantz. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by 3 brothers, Paul B., Harold B., and Samuel B. Hess.

Memorial service was September 22, 2008 at Metzler Mennonite Church, West Earl Twp., Ephrata, PA with Rev. Richard E. Buch and Rev. D. Eugene Zoll officiating with Interment in the Groffdale Mennonite Cemetery, Leola, PA
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH
Source: Lancaster On-Line September 21, 2008


High, Corrine H.


Corrine H. High, 27, of Lititz, [PA] entered into rest at Ephrata [PA] Community Hospital on Tuesday, December 23, 2008.

Born in Ephrata, she was a daughter of Elmer M. and Miriam M. (Hoover) High.

She attended Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference, and she formerly attended PAI.

In addition to her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Carl Jay, husband of Dolores J. (Reiff) High and Kenneth H., husband of Rachel L. (Eberly) High;
three sisters, Carolyn H., wife of Shannon B. Litzenberger, Leanne H., wife of Edward M. Snyder, and Charlene H., wife of Christopher K. Weiler; 3 nephews and 9 nieces.

She was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Melvin N. and Verna (Musser) High and her maternal grandparents, Enos N. and Anna (Martin) Hoover.

A viewing will be held at Midway Reception Center, East Lexington Road, Brunnerville, from 2-4 and 6-8 PM, Friday, December 26. Funeral services will be held at Midway Reception Center on Saturday, December 27, at 1:00 PM with further services at Meadow Valley Mennonite Church at 1:30 PM with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers.  Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.

Submitted by: Robert Fish
Published in: Intelligencer Journal
1/25/2008  -
Lancaster, PA



High, Erma D. Denlinger
, 99, of Lititz, PA died October 7, 2008. formerly of Old Philadelphia Pike, Lancaster, PA. She was born in Gap, PA to J. Frank and Ella Leaman Denlinger. She was married to Sanford H. High for 55 years the founder of High Welding Company (predecessor of the High Companies).  She was a member of Mellinger Mennonite Church, Lancaster, PA.

She is survived by her sons Calvin G. High, married to Janet Clark High; Donald L. High, married to Dorothy Mellinger High; and S. Dale High, married to Sadie Beiler High, all of Lancaster, PA; 11 grandchildren, and 30 great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, Mrs. High was preceded in death by a grandson, Michael E. High, two brothers, Paul L. and J. Clair Denlinger, and two sisters, Elsie Denlinger Martin and E. Pearl Denlinger Groff.

Memorial service was October 10, 2008 at West Bethany Chapel at Landis Homes, Lititz, PA, with Chaplain Don Good and Pastor Leon Oberholtzer officiating.

Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH
Source: Lancaster OnLine October 08, 2008


Hilty, Edna Nussbaum
, 91, of Dalton, Ohio died April 3, 2008 at Kidron, Ohio after a period of declining health.  

She was born January 23, 1917 at Kidron, Wayne County, Ohio to Sam E. and Lina (Amstutz) Nussbaum.  Sam was born December 31, 1884 and died January 18, 1968.  Lina was born March 20, 1888 and died September 17, 1959.

On August 7, 1938 at Kidron, Ohio she was married to Paul Joseph Hilty, who was born August 7, 1917 and died November 28, 2005.

Surviving are children, Kenneth Hilty and the late Verda Helmuth; Emma Jean (Don) Yoder; Christine (Gary) Welfley; Alice (Trent) Metcalf; Leon (Jan) Hilty;
17 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Esther Nussbaum Steffen and Verena Nussbaum Steiner, and a brother, William (Mildred) Nussbaum.

Two sisters, Della Nussbaum Geiser and Pauline Nussbaum Gerber, and two brothers, Harvey Nussbaum and George Nussbaum, preceded her in death.

Edna was a member of Sonnenberg Mennonite Church and a faithful member of WMSC/SMW; she enjoyed plants & flowers and arranging flowers; she worked for 28 years at Tucker Packing in Orrville, OH.

Memorial services were held April 6, 2008 at Sonnenberg Mennonite Church,  Kidron, County, Ohio with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Ellen Nussbaum, Kidron, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Histand, Ivan G.
, 56, of Perkasie, PA died August 4, 2008 at San Juan Islands, WA.  He was born January 9, 1952 at Sellersville, PA to Claude and Arlene (Alderfer) Histand.  On December 9, 1970 he was married to Martene L. Musselman, who was born December 23, 1950 and survives.

Surviving are children, Tonya Histand and Fiancé, Anthony Yoder; Megan Histand and Ryan Robinett, one grandchild, and siblings: Phil Histand and wife; Betty; Charlotte Jacobs and husband, Roger; Barbara Chew; Gary Histand and wife, Carla.

His parents preceded him/her in death.

Memorial services were held August 9, 2008 at Blooming Glen Mennonite Church, Blooming Glen, PA. His ashes were put into the BGMC Columbarium.

Submitted by: Peggy Buzzard
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hochstetler, Donald James
, 80, of Kalona, Iowa died March 27, 2008 at McAllen, Texas.  He was born April 22, 1927 at Kalona, Johnson County, Iowa to Earl and Mary (Krabill) Hochstetler.  On November 20, 1949 at Kalona, Iowa he was married to Marvel Kinsinger, who was born September 28, 1930 and survives.

Surviving are children, Becky Yoder and husband Steve; Barbara Fentress; Brent Hochstetler and wife Barb; Dave Hochstetler and wife Jan; 9 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, two sisters, Arlene Miller; and Mary Brenneman and husband Keith; and three brothers, Dale Hochstetler and wife Lucile; Roger Hochstetler and wife Glennis; and Orlin Hochstetler and wife Lores.

Memorial services were held April 1, 2008 at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church, Kalona, Johnson County, Iowa with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Unknown
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hofer, Jake M.
, 87, of Freeman, South Dakota died August 11, 2008at Freeman, Hutchinson County, South Dakota.  He was born July 2, 1921 at Bridgewater, McCook County, South Dakota to Jacob J. and Margaret (Mendel) Hofer.  On October 19, 1941 at Bridgewater, South Dakota he was married to Anna Gross, who was born June 22, 1915 and survives.

Surviving is a daughter, Ilene (Jerry) Schartner, a brother, John, and a sister,  Alma.

A stillborn daughter, Irene, two brothers, Abe and Alvin, and his parents preceded him in death (His father died October 7, 1959).

Memorial services were held August 14, 2008 at Hutterthal Mennonite Church, Freeman, Hutchinson County, South Dakota with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Edie Tschetter, Freeman, South Dakota
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hollinger, R. Anna Landis
, 97, of East Petersburg, PA died August 16, 2008 at Pleasant View Retirement Community from natural causes.  She was born in Lancaster County, PA to Aaron S. and Della (Wolgemuth) Landis.  She was married to I. Lester Hollinger, who died in 1994.

Surviving are children, I. Wilmer and Ruth Sauder Hollinger; Clair M. and Erma Esbenshade Hollinger; James L. and Gail Nuri Hollinger; 7 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

A son, James Hollinger preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held August 21, 2008 at East Petersburg Mennonite Church, East Petersburg, Pennsylvania with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Ruth Durborow
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Holsopple, Naomi K. Alwine
, 89, of Archbold, OH died April 23, 2008 at Archbold, Fulton, Co., OH from natural causes.  She was born September 9, 1918 at Thomas Mills, PA to John and Pearl (Thomas) Alwine.  On April 26, 1936 she was married to Alvin Holsopple, who died August 20, 1994.

Surviving are children, David Holsopple, Paul (Pauline) Holsopple, Thomas (Marcia) Holsopple, James (Sandy) Holsopple, Mark (Connie) Holsopple, John (Cindy) Holsopple, Mary (Robert) Miller, Martha (Mark) Miller, 26 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, one brother, Lowel (Bernice) Alwine, and three sisters, Reda Kaufman, Edna Kaufman, and Ida (Sam) Holsopple.

One brother, Walter Alwine, and four sisters, Leora Kaufman, Mary Alwine, Ivie Short, and Amy Cable preceded her in death.

Naomi was a resident of the Archbold area for over 50 years.  She was a homemaker, did housekeeping, and was a tour guide at Sauder village.  She was a volunteer quilter at Sauder village and was a member of Central Mennonite Church near Archbold.

Memorial services were held April 26, 2008 at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH with burial in Pettisville Cemetery, Pettisville, Fulton, OH.

Submitted by: Dana Short
Central Mennonite Church, Archbold, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin


Hoover, Allen Hoover


MIFFLINBURG - Allen Hoover Hoover, 61, of 1300 Beaver Road, entered into rest at 5:45 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2008, in the emergency room of Evangelical Community Hospital, Lewisburg. His demise was sudden and unexpected.  Mr. Hoover had lived in Union County since 1968 and earlier lived in West Earl Township, Lancaster County.

He was born Oct. 29, 1946, in West Earl Township, a son of the late Amos Nolt Hoover and Alice Nolt Hoover Hoover. On Nov. 16, 1967, in Lancaster County, he married the former Mary Martin Zimmerman, who survives.

While living in West Earl Township, he was engaged in agriculture, and after moving to Union County in 1968, he was engaged in agriculture in West Buffalo Township and Limestone Township. In 1975, he established Hoover Tractors Inc., Mifflinburg, where he was active until 1995. In 1987, he established Hoover's Bernina Sew, Mifflinburg, where he was active until his untimely death.

Mr. Hoover attended Metzler's School, Diamond Station, Lancaster County, and before moving to Union County, he was a member of Conestoga Old Order Mennonite Church, Ephrata. He was a member of Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, Millmont.

Surviving, in addition to his wife, are the following children and their spouses, Wilma Z. and her husband Abram M. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg, Jane Z. and her husband Leroy M. Zimmerman of Millmont, Lena Z. and her husband Warren H. Burkholder of Mifflinburg, Marian Z. and her husband Allen M. Zimmerman of Lewisburg, David Z. and his wife Ruth Ann Z. Hoover of Mifflinburg, Allen Z. Jr. and his wife Sylvia Z. Hoover of Mifflinburg, Leon Z. and his wife Linda Z. Hoover of Mifflinburg and Jerry Z. and his wife Lorraine Z. Hoover of Mifflinburg; 40 grandchildren; and brothers and sisters and their spouses, Joseph H. and Margaret W. Hoover of Millmont, John H. and Verna L. Hoover of Millmont, Amos H. Jr. and Elizabeth M. Hoover of Mifflinburg, Raymond H. and Rachael H. Hoover of Dundee, N.Y., Lewis H. and Brenda A. Hoover of Millmont, Ada H. and Jonathan H. Martin of New Holland, Nora H. and Eli M. Martin of Millmont, Verna H. and Carl L. Duke of Mifflinburg, Anna H. and Phares Z. Horning of Mifflinburg, Alice H. and Wesley E. King of Belleville, Edna H. and Raymond N. Weaver of Millmont, Minnie H. and Steve A. Peachey of Reedsville, Etta H. and Joseph M. Zimmerman of Dorchester, Wis., Lucy H. and Edward H. Martin of Millmont and Louella H. and Edward Z. Zimmerman of Mifflinburg.

He was preceded in death by a sister, who died Nov. 23, 1951, and a grandson and granddaughter.

Visitors will be received by the family from 1 to 4 and 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Hoover home, 1300 Beaver Road, Mifflinburg, and before the service on Thursday. The funeral will be conducted at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Hoover home, with further services at 9:30 at Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Church, 274 Kaiser Run Road, Millmont. Officiating will be Bishop Levi N. Martin, Phares L. Zimmerman, Amos W. Nolt, Lloyd R. Zimmerman and Irvin H. Zimmerman.

Burial will be in Mountain View Old Order Mennonite Cemetery, Lewis Township, Union County. Serving as pallbearers will be Timothy A. Zimmerman, Benjamin L. Zimmerman, John A. Zimmerman, Marcus H. Burkholder, Daniel L. Zimmerman and Anthony D. Zimmerman.  The family is being served by the Schwartz-Adamo Funeral and Cremation Service, 247 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg.
Intelligencer Journal - 7/29/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Charles Ellis

CHARLES E. HOOVER

    
Nov. 3, 1949 - Aug. 19, 2008

GOSHEN -- Charles Ellis Hoover, 58, of C.R. 40, died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 19, 2008) in St. Vincent's Hospital, Indianapolis.

He was born Nov. 3, 1949, in Elkhart to Ned G. and Grace Geraldine (Larsen) Hoover. On May 27, 1972, he married Naomi Brubaker.

She survives along with three daughters, Rebecca (Rohit Gupta) Hoover of Goshen, Laura (Josh) Mathew of Middlebury and Rachel (Victor DeLeon) Hoover of Indianapolis; five grandchildren; and two sisters, Judith (Dick) Hunger of Elkhart and Helen (Pat) Milstead of Garden Grove, Calif.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Mr. Hoover was a U.S. Navy veteran and a member of College Mennonite Church, Goshen, Carpenters Union 431 and the National Wildlife Federation and Nature Conservancy. He was a 1968 graduate of Elkhart High School and a carpenter.

Friends may all from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Rieth-Rohrer-Ehret Funeral Home, 311 S. Main St., Goshen, and one hour prior to Saturday's 10 a.m. funeral service at College Mennonite Church. Pastor Klaudia Smucker will officiate. Burial will be in Violett Cemetery, Goshen.

Memorials may be given to Center for Cancer Care, Goshen. Visit www.rrefh.com to send online condolences.
Published: 8/22/2008 12:00:00 AM
The Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, IN
Submitted by: Thelma Hoover Martin
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Hoover Charles "Chuck" Ellis, 58, of Goshen, IN died August 19, 2008 at Indianapolis, IN.  He was born November 3, 1949 at Elkhart, IN to Ned G. and Grace Geraldine (Larsen) Hoover.  On May 27, 1972 he was married to Naomi Elaine Brubaker, who was born August 12, 1949 and survives.

Also surviving are three daughters, Rebecca (Rohit Gupta) Hoover, Laura (Josh) Mathew, Rachel (Victor DeLeon) Hoover, five grandchildren, and two sisters, Judith (Dick) Hunger of Elkhart and Helen (Pat) Milstead of California.

His parents preceded him in death.

Chuck was a U.S. Navy veteran, a member of the Carpenters Union 431, and the National Wildlife Federation and Nature Conservancy.

Memorial services were held August 23, 2008 at College Mennonite Church, Goshen IN with burial in Violett Cemetery, Goshen, IN.

Submitted by: Ethel Hoffman Goshen, IN
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover, Emma W. Nolt
, 96, of 10 E. Queen Street, Stevens, died early Thursday morning, March 27, 2008, at Ephrata Community Hospital following a short illness.

She was the wife of the late Paul M. Hoover, who died in 1988.

Born in Earl Township, she was a daughter of the late Menno H. and Annie (Wenger) Nolt. She was a member of Meadow Valley Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference.

A homemaker, she enjoyed making quilts.

Mrs. Hoover is survived by three sons, Allen N. Hoover of Stevens, Ivan N. Hoover of Lancaster, and Melvin N. Hoover of Narvon, a daughter, Verna N. Hoover, with whom she resided, 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren, and her sister, Lydia W. Nolt of Ephrata. Besides her parents and husband, Mrs. Hoover was preceded in death by two sons, Landis and Joseph, a daughter, Esther, 1 granddaughter, 2 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 PM, Sunday, March 30th at the Farm Crest Chapel at Fairmount Homes, 1100 Farm Crest Drive, Ephrata.

Funeral services will be held at 9:00 AM on Monday, March 31, 2008 at the Farm Crest Chapel with further services at 9:30 AM at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, Weaverland Conference, with Bishop Lester B. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery.

Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 3/28/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Eva H. Nolt
, 80, of 1725 Diamond Station Road, Ephrata, died Monday, January 28, 2008, at Ephrata Community Hospital after a short illness.

Born in Earl Township, daughter of the late Elam B. and Katie M. (Horning) Nolt. She was a member of Conestoga Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference). She was married to Harvey Z. Hoover for 58 years.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by six sons, Ira (Alta Leid), Himrod, NY, Floyd (Ada Mae Rissler), Penn Yan, NY, Adam (Elva Fox), Penn Yan, NY, Elvin (Ella Mae Zimmerman) Mervin, (Lucy Sen-senig), Vernon (Verna Zimmerman) two daughters, Amanda and Marian Hoover, all of Ephrata, 38 grandchildren and 38 great grandchildren, one brother, Ira H. (Mary News-wanger) Nolt of New Holland, and four sisters, Lydia Leid, Bowers, Anna Stauffer, New Holland, Emma Shirk, Kutztown, and Lucy Martin, Penn Yan, NY.

The funeral service will be held on Friday, February 1, 2008, at 12:30 p.m. at the late residence, 1725 Diamond Station Road, Ephrata, with further services at 1 p.m. at the Conestoga Mennonite Church, West Earl Twp., with Bishop Titus Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining church cemetery. A viewing will be held on Thursday, January 31, at the late residence from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m.

Please omit flowers. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 1/30/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Isaac N.
, 79, of 831 Weaverland Road, East Earl, died Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 4:30 am at Lancaster General Hospital.

Born in Earl Twp., he was a son of the late Harvey N. and Lydia (Newswanger) Hoover and a member of the Weaverland Old Order Mennonite Church (Groffdale Conference.) He was a retired farmer and the husband of Susanna (Reiff) Hoover.

Surviving in addition to his wife are four sons, LeRoy R., married to Minerva (Martin) of Denver, Leon R., married to Emma (Burkholder) of Penn Yan, NY, Harvey R., married to Lena (Burkholder) of Shippensburg, and Willis R., married to Etta (Shirk) of East Earl; five daughters, Martha R. Hoover at home, Vera, married to Eli Burkholder of Newville, Anna Mary, married to Samuel Burkholder of Ephrata, Mabel, married to Weaver Shirk, and Lydia, married to Ben Shirk, Jr., both of Penn Yan, NY.

Also surviving are 67 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; two brothers, Martin N., married to Mary (Leid) Hoover of Curtis, WI, and Willis, married to Verna (Weaver) Hoover of Pleasant Mills; and five sisters, Lizzie Leid of MO, Susie, married to Leroy Martin of Barnette, MO, Rebecca, married to Isaac Nolt of Latham, MO, Ada, married to Menno Martin of Denver, and Anna Mary, married to Aaron Nolt of Curtis, WI.

Preceding him in death are nine grandchildren; a great grandchild; three brothers, Joseph, Adam, and Elam Hoover; and two sisters, Ellen Fox, and Lena Weaver.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 10 at 9 am at the late home with further services at 9:30 am at the Weaverland Mennonite Church with the Bishop Ben F. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Tuesday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers. Arrangements are with the Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.
Intelligencer Journal - 9/08/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, John LeRoy

August 28, 1943 - December 21, 2008

Taylorsville, UT - John LeRoy Hoover, 65, of Taylorsville, UT, formerly from Elkhart County, IN, died Sunday afternoon, December 21, 2008 at Inter Mountain Care Center, Murray, UT after an illness of several years.

He was born August 28, 1943 in Greenville, PA, a son of George E. & Kathryn (Schmucker) Hoover.  On July 7, 1962 in Elkhart Co., IN, he was married to Loretta Kay Nisley with whom he had two children, Bryan K. Hoover, Lafayette, IN, and Cheryl Hoover (Willie Boxley), Elkhart.  They were divorced.  He then married Donna Graham on December 16, 1995 in Las Vegas, NV, with whom he had one son, Sean Anthony Hoover, West Valley, UT. They were later divorced.

He is survived by his three children, three grandchildren, and nine brothers and sisters: Thelma (Rufus) Martin, Nappanee, IN; Melvin L. (Georgia) Hoover, Elkhart; Floyd W. (Esther) Hoover, Elkhart; Ruth (B. Frank) Richards, Goshen; Eva (Basil) Borntreger, Lebanon, OR; M. William (Nancy) Hoover, Greer, SC; Betty Jane McKee, Mesa, AZ;  Marie (Ron) Troyer, Elkhart; and Lois (Marty) Martin, Elkhart.

He enjoyed his work of long-haul truck driving, exploring the wide-open spaces in the west, meeting people, and watching salt flat racing.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two foster sisters: Shirley Reichelt and Gladys Reichelt (Arthur) Hoover.

The family is especially grateful to John's trucker friend and caregiver, Patrick Grumbein, Taylorsville, UT.

His remains will be buried at Yellow Creek (Brick) Cemetery, Elkhart County, IN, beside his parents.

There will be a carry-in lunch at Prairie Street Mennonite Church, 1316, Prairie St., Elkhart, IN, at noon on Saturday, January 3, 2008.   There will be a time of sharing and remembering John. Every one is welcome, including immediate and extended family, also, boyhood friends.

Written and submitted by John's sister, Thelma Hoover Martin



Hoover, Joyce E. Groff
, 69, of Ephrata, formerly of Farmersville, entered into rest at Brethren Village on Thursday evening, December 4, 2008.

She was born in Ephrata, a daughter of the late Earl W. and Miriam Huber Groff.

She was the wife of Lloyd G. Hoover who preceded her in death in 1991.

Joyce was a member of the Akron Church of the Brethren where she was the former choir director and member of the Brethren Crusaders Quartet and played the marimba.

She was employed for 35 years at D & E retiring in 2005 and was a member of the D & E Pioneer Club.

Surviving are her children, Dean A., husband of Amy E. (Hess) Hoover of Ephrata, and Diane Lynne, wife of Martin Borani of Hinsdale, IL, grandchildren, Michael, Kathryn, Phillip and Lauren, a brother, Earl D. Groff of Brunnerville, and sisters, Darlene Oberly of Ephrata and Gail Fasnacht of Reamstown.

A viewing will be held from 6 to 8 P.M. on Monday evening at the Stradling Funeral Home, 30 N. 9th St., Akron and on Tuesday from 1 to 2 P.M. at the Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main Street, Akron, followed by the funeral service at 2 P.M. with Pastor Tom Weber officiating. Interment in the Middle Creek Brethren Cemetery, Ephrata Township.

The family requests memorial contributions in Joyce's memory be sent to the Akron Church of the Brethren, 613 Main Street, Akron, PA 17501. Arrangements by Stradling Funeral Homes, Akron/Ephrata.
Intelligencer Journal - 12/6/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Martin M.
, age 66, of Myerstown, PA passed away peacefully Friday, September 5, 2008 at his home after a 10-month battle with cancer. Born November 25, 1941 in New Holland, Earl Twp., he was the son of the late Aaron M. and Elizabeth (Martin) Hoover. He was the husband of Ella Mae (Sensenig) Hoover.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son Martin Lee husband of Carolyn (Zimmerman) Hoover of Lebanon; three daughters Jane M. wife of Darrel Haldeman of Camden, IN, Lois J. wife of Eugene Fox of Lebanon, and Joan E. wife of Daryl Martin of Moravia, NY; twenty-two grandchildren; and three sisters Anna Huber of New Holland, Elizabeth wife of Norman Hahn of East Earl, & Alta wife of Samuel Hahn, Terre Hill. He was preceded in death by four grandchildren; his brother
Phares husband of Etta Hoover; his sister Mary wife of Paul Weaver; and his stepmother Emma wife of John Horning.

Martin was self-employed as a furniture maker, and he was a member of the Bernville Mennonite Church.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday, September 9, 2008, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m., and funeral services will be on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, at 10:00 a.m., both at the Bernville Mennonite Church, 7 Henne Dr., Bernville, PA. Burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Brown St., Suite 23, Middletown, PA 17057.

Strauss-Kreamer & Lum Funeral Home, Jonestown, is in charge of the arrangements.
Intelligencer Journal - 9/08/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Rosene Z.


Rosene Z. Hoover, 39, of 2747 Valley View Road, Morgantown, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 22, 2008.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of LeRoy and Anna Mary (Zimmerman) Hoover, with whom she lived. She was baptized with the
Weaverland Mennonite Conference Church and she enjoyed spending time with each of her family and friends. Writing and making cards
provided an opportunity for Rosene to express herself. She believed in 'Blooming where you are planted.'

Surviving in addition to her parents is a brother, Leonard, married to Suetta (Kilmer) Hoover of Tipton, MO; four sisters, Elaine,
married to Derrill Nolt of Singers Glen, VA, Mary Jane, married to Clair Garman of Manheim, Barbara Ann, married to Jere Sensenig, Jr.
of Quarryville, and Janet, married to Jerry Oberholtzer of Mohnton; and four great nieces whom she adored.

Preceding her in death was a brother, Elvin Hoover, and her grandparents.

Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 27, at 9:30 a.m. at Sunny Crest Home, 2587 Valley View Road, Morgantown, PA 17543 with
further services at 10 a.m. at Churchtown Mennonite Church (Weaverland Conference) with the Bishop Curvin Zimmerman officiating.
Interment will be in the adjoining cemetery. Viewing will be held on Sunday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Sunny Crest Home. In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Sunny Crest Home, address above.
Arrangements by Eckenroth Home for Funerals, Terre Hill.

From: Intelligencer Journal - 10/23/2008 - Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hoover, Walter N.
, 78, of 1737 Main St., East Earl, died unexpectedly Friday, September 19, 2008 in Greenwich, OH.

Born in East Earl, PA he was the son of the late John N. and Ada (Nolt) Hoover. He was married 55 years on January 29 to Alice W. (Leid) Hoover.

Walter was a farmer retiring in 1988. After his retirement he worked as a blacksmith in Churchtown. He was a member of the Churchtown Old Order Mennonite Church.

Surviving in addition to his wife are ten children, Loretta H., married to Irvin H. Zimmerman, Lawrence H., married to Elva Jane (Burkholder) Hoover, and Lavina H., married to Joseph M. Hurst all of Ohio, Martha H., married to Rufus B. Kilmer of Missouri, Mark H., married to Mary Ella (Brubacher) Hoover of Wisconsin, Walter H., married to Elaine (Newswanger) Hoover, and Wilma H., married to Frank M. Hoover both of New York, Warren H., married to Mary Ellen (Shirk) Hoover, Mabel H. and Mary Alice H. Hoover all of East Earl; 59 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; a sister, Esther, married to Aaron Hoover of Leola; a brother, Isaac N., married to Miriam (Shirk) Hoover of Missouri; two half brothers, Henry M. Hoover of New Holland, and Ivan M., married to Mary (Eberly) Hoover of Shippensburg; and three half sisters, Fannie M. Elizabeth M. and Eva M. Hoover all of New Holland.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9 am at the late home with further services at 9:30 am at the Churchtown Mennonite Church with the Bishop Ben F. Martin officiating. Interment will be in the adjoining Cemetery. Viewing will be held at the late home on Monday 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Kindly omit flowers.

Intelligencer Journal - 9/22/2008
Lancaster, PA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Horst, Ada B
., 97, of the Mennonite Home, Hagerstown, MD., (formerly Maugansville, MD). died May 31, 2008 in the Home. She was born November 30, 1910 near Maugansville, MD., to Martin L. and Mary (Baer) Horst. She was a member of Reiff Mennonite Church, near Cearfoss, MD.

Surviving family are one Brother, Mahlon M. Horst of Harrisonburg, VA. and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by Two Brothers and Four Sisters.

Funeral services was June 4, 2008 at the Reiff Mennonite Church, with the Reiff Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial was in the Reiff Mennonite Cemetery near Cearfoss, MD.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH
Source: Obituary files of Harold M Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, PA
 


Horst, Ida Gladys Eshleman
, 94, of Hesston died May 19, 2008 at Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas.  She was born March 29, 1914 at Hagerstown, MD to Adam and Cora (Grove) Eshleman.  On June 4, 1937 at Harrisonburg, VA she was married to Clarence A. Horst, who died November 21, 1982.

Surviving are children, Ruby (Horst) and Tom Sawin; Twila (Horst) Van Rossun;
Don and Rachel Horst, Roy Horst, 9 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren.

A son, Delmar Horst and one grandson preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held May 23, 2008 at Schowalter Villa Chapel, Hesston, Harvey County, Kansas with burial in Eastlawn Cemetery, Hesston, Kansas.

She was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Norma Diller, Hesston, KS
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Horst, Lewis M.
, 82 of Hagerstown, Md. died December 12, 2008 in the Washington County Hospital. He was born September 10, 1926 near Maugansville, Md., to Jacob E. and Cora E. (Martin) Horst. He was married to Naomi (Weber) Horst for 51 years.  He was a member of the Paradise Mennonite Church near Hagerstown, MD.

Survived by his wife, two daughters, Ruth A. Hege of Washington Court House, Ohio and Mary Ella Horst, at home; six sons, Merlin R. Horst of Waynesboro, Pa., Wayne L. Horst, Mark D. Horst, Harold L. Horst and Jacob E. Horst all of Hagerstown, Md and James R. Horst of Big Pool, Md.; two sisters, Ellen M. Eshleman and Aletha M. Eshleman, both of Hagerstown, Md; 54 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one son, John L. Horst; two sisters, Mary M. Diller and Lois M. Martin; and a brother Preston M. Horst.

Funeral services was Decenber 15, 2008 at the Millers Mennonite Church with the Paradise Mennonite Church Ministry officiating. Burial will be in the Millers Mennonite Church Cemetery near Leitersburg, MD.
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH
Source: Obituary files of Harold M Zimmerman & Son Funeral Home, Greencastle, PA
 


Horst, Nora Z. Martin


Nora Z. Horst, 73, of 201 Lengle Road, Myerstown, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, in the Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was the wife of Aaron M. Horst and the late John O. Martin. She was born March 5, 1935 in Bareville, a daughter of the late Ezra and Anna Zimmerman Martin. Nora was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church of the Weaverland Conference.

Surviving in addition to her husband are children, Erla wife of Leroy Horst, Savannah, NY; Alma wife of Elmer Snyder, Bethel; Marvin Martin, Myers-town; Nancy wife of Delmar Rutt, Savannah, NY; Mabel wife of Kenneth Sensenig, Mt. Joy; Norma wife of Dennis Musser, Bethel; Louella wife of Earl Zimmerman, Newmanstown; Marian wife of Carl Hoover, Warrensburg, MO; Arlene wife of Mervin Martin, Middleburg; 69 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; stepchildren,
Glenn husband of Loretta Horst, Narvon; Harold husband of Wilma Horst, Baring, MO; Lena Mae wife of Alvin Burkholder, Baring, MO; Lucinda wife of Neil Burkholder, Baring, MO; Betty wife of Wilmer Burkholder, Edina, MO; Shirley wife of Philip Oberholtzer, Loyal, WI; Brenda Horst, Ephrata; 4 brothers and 5 sisters. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Ruth Ann Martin; 5 grandchildren and a brother.

Funeral service will be held Monday at 9:30 AM in the Fairview Mennonite Church, Elco Drive, Myerstown. Interment in the adjoining church cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4:00 PM and 6 to 8:00 PM at the Fairview Mennonite Reception Center, Jackson Road, Lebanon. PLEASE OMIT FLOWERS.

Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of the arrangements.
From: Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster Co., PA - 9/19/2008
Submitted by: Robert Fish


Horst, Selina
, 87, of St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada died March 13, 2008 at St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada from age related illnesses.  She was born January 22, 1921 at St. Jacobs (Three Bridges), Ontario, Canada to John and Mary (Frey) Horst.

Surviving are a brother, Nelson and Helen Horst; and a sister, Lena and Ken Nafziger.

These siblings, Tilman Horst, Cleason Horst, Martin Horst, Levi Horst, Hettie
Shoemaker, and Mary Bechtel preceded her in death.

Memorial services were held March 16, 2008(when) at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada with burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Submitted by: Karen Sauder, St. Jacobs, ON
St. Jacobs Mennonite Church
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetler, Eli
, 78, of Canton, OH died March 5, 2008.  He was born May 20, 1929 to the late Jonas and Lizzie Hostetler and was married to Betty Mae Stoll.

Surviving are children, Rick (Barbara) Hostetler of VA, Debbie (Jerry) Graber of Hartville, Tammy Jarrett of Columbus, 5 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren.

Memorial services were held March 10, 2008 at Arnold Funeral Home,  Hartville, Stark County, Ohio with burial in Hartville Mennonite Church Cemetery,  Hartville, Stark County, Ohio.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Leah Knotts, Hartville, OH
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin



Hostetter, Elizabeth M. Doutrich
, 77, of Kirkwood, PA died December15, 2008. She was born in Lancaster, PA to Harry and Lydia Lefever Doutrich. She was married to Isaac E. Hostetter for 57 years.  Elizabeth was a member of Mechanic Grove Mennonite Church, Quarryville, PA.
 
Surviving is her husband and daughters: Joanne H. wife of Dan Dietzel of Strasburg, PA; Linda wife of Don Ibach of Lancaster, PA; Sally wife of Victor Girafalco of Denver, PA; Judy wife of John Lentz of Manheim, PA; Karen wife of Edwin Miller, Jr. of Landisville, PA and Kim L. wife of Mark Weber of Mohnton, PA and a son, I. Bradley Hostetter of Kirkwood, PA. Also surviving Elizabeth are 14 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, brothers, Cletus and Elvin Doutrich, along with a sister, Alma Brendle. A brother, Paul Doutrich, preceded her in death.

Funeral Services were December 19, 2008, at Mechanic Grove Church of the Brethren, Quarryville, PA.with interment in the Mechanic Grove Mennonite Cemetery Quarryville, PA  
Submitted by: Leon Hertzler, Newport, NH
Source: Lancaster OnLine December 17, 2008



Huber, Aaron David
, 96, of 31 Graber Lane, Waynesboro, went to his heavenly home at 9 p.m., Aug. 20, 2008, at Kings Daughters Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Staunton.

He was born at Elida, Ohio, on Jan. 5, 1912, son of the late Joseph and Emma (Burkholder) Huber.

On March 11, 1939, Aaron was married to Ruth Barnt, who preceded him in death on April 6, 1994.

In addition to his wife of 55 years, also preceding him in passing were one brother, Ornan; four sisters, Hettie, Gladys, Dorothy, Martha; and a grandson, Darrell Huber.

He is survived by four children, Doris (Alvin) Graber, with whom he was living, Wilma (Ezra) Yoder of Goshen, Ind., Lester (Goldie) Huber of Atmore, Ala., and Mildred (Kenneth) Bontrager of Middlebury, Ind.

Aaron has 11 grandchildren, Grant (Chelsea) Graber, Greg (Donna) Graber, Glenda (Jose') Castro, Galen (Jenny) Graber, Maria (Wadi) Torres, Phyllis (Donald) Metzler, Nolan Yoder, Regina (Jacob) Miller, Darwin (Natalie) Bontrager, Glenford Bontrager, Katrina Bontrager; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Daniel (Ella) Huber; a number of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22, 2008, at the Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes, and other times at the residence of Alvin Graber of 31 Graber Lane, Waynesboro.

The funeral service will be conducted 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Stuarts Draft Mennonite Church with Pastors Brett Perrett, Richard Showalter and Alvin Graber officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Active pallbearers will be Aaron's grandsons. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews and nieces.

The Stuarts Draft Chapel of Reynolds Hamrick Funeral Homes has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Daily News Record - 8/22/2008
Harrisonburg, VA
Submitted by: Robert Fish



Hughes, Marcus Andrew
, 17, of Bluffton, OH died May 26, 2008 at Toledo, OH from a brain aneurysm.  He was born July 24, 1990 to Donald Hughes and Susan (Burkholder) Collier, who survive.

Memorial services were held June 2, 2008 at First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, OH
 with burial in the Ebenezer Mennonite Cemetery, Bluffton, OH.

Submitted by: Susan Collier
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin




Hurst, Paul R.
, 63, of Lancaster, Pennsylvania died March 13, 2008 at the same place after a 3-month battle with cancer.  He was born October 12, 1944 at Denver, Pennsylvania to Luke Auker and Sallye (Rhodes) Hurst.  On June 22, 1968 he was married to Louetta Weaver.

Surviving are his wife, children, Chad, husband of Coleen Rohrer Hurst; Troy, husband of Trina Minnich Hurst; Tia Hurst Straub, married to Mike Straub,
9 grandchildren, and a brother, Luke Hurst, and five sisters: Eunice (Emmett) Lehman, Lois (Marvin) Weaver, Grace Byler, Mary Louise (James) Hostetter, and Sharon (Lowell) Stoltzfus.

Paul graduated from Eastern Mennonite University. He did alternative service in pulmonary research at Peter Brent Brigham Hospital in Boston, MA. He was a realtor with Kingsway Realty for 35 years. Paul was involved with the Ethiopian Outreach Ministry in York and was a Big Brother. As a member of the Forest Hills Mennonite Church, he served on the church council and many other committees. He was a Sunday School teacher for over 20 years in the Junior Youth. He loved to travel, play tennis, ski, be with his grandchildren and hunt.

Memorial services were held March 19, 2008 at Forest Hills Mennonite Church, Leola, Pennsylvania with burial in Eby (Monerey) Cemetery, Leola, Pennsylvania.

He was a member of Mennonite Church USA.
Submitted by: Norma Stauffer, Leola, Pennsylvania
Edited by: Thelma Hoover Martin

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