Wednesday, December 11, 2013

A Fascinating Obituary

The Richland County Chapter of The Ohio Genealogical Society held its Christmas potluck luncheon last Saturday.  Sunda Peters, the President of OGS read this fascinating obituary to us:

Susie Swartzentruber, 92

Susie Swartzentruber, 92, 9526 Salt Creek Road, Fredericksburg, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, at her home.

She was born in Orrville on Feb. 4, 1921, to the late Samuel and Susanna (Miller) Yoder and married Raymond L. Swartzentruber on Dec. 16, 1941.  He died April 27, 2000.

She was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.

Surviving are children, Elle (Levi) Troyer of Bellville, Levi (Iva) Swartzenbruber of Apple Creek, Paul (Naomi) Swartzentruber of Navarre, Clara (Albert) Weaver of Danville, Sara (Wayne) Miller of Millersburg, Emma (Dan) Troyer and Albert (Katie) Swartzentruber, both of Apple Creek, Atlee (Ruth) Swartzentruber of Fredericksburg, Iva Swartzentruber and Ray (Gertrude) Swartzentruber, both of the home, David (Sara) Swartzentruber, Susan (Alvin Jr.) Hershberger and Aden (Susie) Swartzentruber, all of Fredericksburg; 88 grandchildren; 10 step-grandchildren; 292 great-grandchildren; 53 step-great- grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and two step-great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by children; Annie, Fannie, LizzieAnn and Reuben; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; four step-great-grandchildren; brothers Roman, David and Christian Yoder; and sisters LizzieAnn Mast, Sara Mast and Emma Schlabach.

Funeral services were Friday, Nov 22 at the residence, with Bishop Nelson D Yoder officiating.  Burial was in the Hershberger Cemetery, Salt Creek Township, Wayne County.

Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton handled arrangements.

Holmes Co. Hub Shopper, Nov. 28 - Dec. 4, 2013; Vol. 12, No. 33, p. 36.

Do the math.  I am worn out just reading this.

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