Baumgartner, Dorothy May Hilty

Dorothy May Baumgartner, 89, died Thursday, November 12, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Missouri.

She was born Dorothy May Hilty on May 21, 1926, in Versailles, a daughter of Rev. Peter P. Hilty and Barbara Koller Hilty.

Dorothy married Edmond D. Baumgartner on August 22, 1948, at Bethel Mennonite Church in Fortuna, Missouri.

She and Ed were active members of the Bethel Mennonite Church. Dorothy was involved in Women In Mission, Children’s Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.

As well as being an avid member of the church, she was also active in the local community. Dorothy taught sewing and cooking for the local 4H. She was a columnist for the Versailles Leader-Statesman for 60 years writing the ‘Bethel News’ depicting life in the community and a story or two describing the days she grew up.

Dorothy began writing poetry at a very young age and it grew to be one her hobbies. She enjoyed writing poems about the people she knew and for many occasions. Dorothy was known as a great storyteller. Her stories held little lessons, created on the spot.

She was a gracious, thoughtful person who connected with both young and old and whomever passed through her life. She always had a cheerful disposition and seemed to have never met a stranger. She was cared about by relatives, the church and the community at large.

Dorothy was completely devoted to her husband over many years, caring for him, her family, and all those around her.

She is survived by a son David Baumgartner and his wife Marsha, two daughters, Diane Bruemmer and her husband Ed and Debbie Baumgartner. Also surviving are three granddaughters, Christy, Erin, and Kay and great-grandson, Owen.

The visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 17th from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. at Kidwell Garber Funeral Home, Versailles, MO.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, November 18th at 11:00 a.m. at Bethel Mennonite Church, Fortuna, MO.

Any donations to be given to Bethel Mennonite Church, Fortuna, MO.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Holsopple, John Raymond

John Raymond Holsopple, age 87, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday morning, September 23, 2015, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born July 24, 1928, in Morgan County, a son of the late Lewis and Anna (Shantz) Holsopple.

John spent many years working with his family’s farming operation. He attended the Mt. Zion and Cornerstone churches and most recently the Bethel Mennonite Church.

He enjoyed putting together puzzles and picking walnuts in the fall.

John is survived by many cousins and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Walter W. Holsopple and his sister, Clara A. Holsopple.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, September 28th, at the Bethel Mennonite Church with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Wenger, Mary Ida Driver

Mary Ida (Driver) Wenger, age 87, of Versailles, passed away Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at her home. She was born April 27, 1928, in Rockingham County, Virginia, a daughter of the late Wayne and Sophie (Swope) Driver.

On April 25, 1948, in Harrisonburg, Virginia, she was united in marriage to Norman Wenger, who preceded her in death on June 6, 2006.

Mary was a former member of the Mt. Zion/Cornerstone Church, where she taught Sunday school for many years. Later, she attended the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Mary was employed by various local establishments, including Lehman’s Restaurant for twenty years, Barncraft, Save-A-Lot grocery store and was a cook at Morgan County R-II school for many years. She served as GMSA club leader for several years, was a youth sponsor with her husband, Norman, worked with YWAM for many years, was secretary for Lakeside Mennonite Camp, served as vice-president for WMSC of the South Central Conference of the Mennonite Church, worked in the prison ministry for many years and took part in mission outreach at the Coffee School. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening, baking and quilting.

She is survived by her daughter, Joyce Ulrich of Dayton, Virginia; her foster son, James Pryor and wife Kathy of Elm Springs, Arkansas; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Willard Driver and wife Betty of Bridgewater, Virginia and Lewis Driver of Franklin, West Virginia; sisters, Florence Heatwole and husband Nelson of Onego, West Virginia, Hannah Burkholder of Harrisonburg, Virginia, Ruth Kauffman of Portland, Oregon and Beulah Francis “Bootsie” Kenegy and husband Carroll of Portland, Oregon; several nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Dan Driver, Roy Driver and John Driver.

A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, August 24th, at the Bethel Mennonite Church with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. A private family graveside service will follow in the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m., Monday, at the church. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association or Women in Mission Society at Bethel Mennonite Church.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Aeschbacher, Ruth Elizabeth Lehman

Ruth Elizabeth Aeschbacher, age 100, of Jefferson City, formerly of the Versailles and Laurie area, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015, at Adams Street Place in Jefferson City. She was born on July 10, 1914, the daughter of Thomas and Alpha Lehman, who preceded her in death.

On December 3, 1939, on the family farm near Versailles, she was married to Herbert Aeschbacher, who preceded her in death on April 5, 2000.

Ruth was an active member of the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna and for many years graced the altar every Sunday morning with a beautiful bouquet of roses from her rose garden. She was also an active member of the Women’s Missionary Society sewing many comforter and quilt tops. She was an avid quilter and also enjoyed gardening. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed cooking and spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She lived on the family farm near Versailles until 1978, when she and her husband sold the farm and moved to Laurie to be close to her eldest daughter Myrna and son-in-law Dave Sherman.

She is survived by one daughter, Elaine Ernst and her husband Don of California, Missouri; four grandsons, Mark (Melaine) Sherman of Laurie, Kirby (Angel) Ernst of Holts Summit, Missouri, Jay (Lisa) Ernst of New Bloomfield, Missouri and Scott Sherman of Kansas City, Missouri; six great-grandchildren, Madisen Sherman, Connor, Max, Macee, Alisa and Delainey Ernst and several nephews and nieces. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her eldest daughter, Myrna Sherman and son-in-law, Dave Sherman and two brothers, Tilman Lehman and Eldon Lehman.

A visitation will be held at the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna on Saturday, April 4, 2015, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A celebration of Ruth’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m., with graveside services and interment to follow in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery. Those desiring may make contributions to Bethel Mennonite Church or Adams Street Activity Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Miller, Eli E.

Eli E. Miller, age 86, of Fortuna, passed away Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Golden Age Living Center in Stover. He was born May 21, 1927, in LaGrange County, Indiana, a son of the late Edward and Lizzie Ann (Miller) Miller.

He was united in marriage to Dorothy Mae Kauffman who preceded him in death. Later, he married Jerilyn Baumgartner who survives the home.

Eli worked in the steel industry most of his life, as a steel fabricator.

He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church of Fortuna and was also a member of Gideon’s International.

Eli enjoyed carpentry and built many homes throughout his life.

In addition to his wife, Jeri, he is survived by his children, Bruce Miller of Springfield, Missouri, Marlin Miller and wife Delores of Versailles, Missouri, Clifford Miller and wife Jan of Versailles, Missouri, Eugenia Bauer and husband Paul of Fort Mill, South Carolina and Melanie Dooley and husband Ed of Valparaiso, Indiana; step-daughter, Kara Hall and husband Mike of Jefferson City, Missouri; step-son, Kerry Baumgartner and wife Janie of Fortuna, Missouri; nineteen grandchildren; six step-grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; his brothers, Alvin Miller and wife Mary, Freeman Miller and wife Mary Ellen, Omar Miller and wife Barbara and Truman Miller, all of Indiana; his sister, Viola Rogich of Limon, Colorado; his sister-in-law, Mary Miller of Michigan and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and first wife, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter, Joyce Miller, his brother, John Miller and his sister, Sarah Miller.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 13th, at the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to Gideon’s International.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Maupin, Eugene

Eugene Maupin, age 76, of Fortuna, passed away Sunday, November 3, 2013, at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles. He was born July 18, 1937, in Moniteau County, Missouri, a son of Ivan O. and Hilda (Brandt) Maupin.

On June 1, 1957, in Eldon, Missouri, he was united in marriage to Marie Lupardus, who survives the home.

Eugene farmed most of his life with many other interests including, a fencing business, construction, welding and was a cattleman as well as a grain farmer. When he wasn’t working, he enjoyed talking on his CB radio, hunting and visiting with family, friends and neighbors.

He was a member of the Campfire Fellowship Cowboy Church in Tipton.

In addition to his wife, Marie, he is survived by a son, Darrel Maupin of the home; daughters, Kathy Bentch and husband Dale of Versailles, Missouri, Beth Merriott and husband Joe of Versailles, Missouri and Linda Williams and husband Doug of Bonnots Mill, Missouri; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; his mother, Hilda Maupin currently residing at the Good Shepherd Care Center in Versailles, Missouri; brother, Herman Jobe of Florida; sister, JoAnn Brandt of Mississippi; and many nieces, nephews and friends. He was preceded in death by his father Ivan O. Maupin and sixteen brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 6th, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Newkirk Cemetery in Fortuna. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions are suggested to Hospice Compassus, 5780 Osage Beach Parkway Suite 230, Osage Beach, Missouri 65065.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Bentch, Don

Don Bentch, age 87, of Versailles, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2013, at his home. He was born November 14, 1925, in Sagrada, Missouri, a son of George “Ezra” and Minnie “Opal” McDavitt Bentch.

On June 3, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas, he was married to Mary Louise Weaver, who preceded him in death in 1993.

Don was cofounder with his wife of Barncraft Mouldings and Hardwoods and worked there until his death.

He was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church.

Don is survived by his children, Sharon Swarr and husband David of Richmond, Virginia, Larry Bentch and wife Jackie of Versailles, Dale Bentch and wife Kathy of Versailles, Gary Bentch and wife Linda of Versailles, Timothy Bentch and wife Lorri of Princeton, New Jersey and Ron Bentch and wife Cindy of Versailles; twenty-one grandchildren and twenty-four great-grandchildren; a brother, C.E. Bentch and wife Betty of Holts Summit, Missouri; a sister, Leila Wenger and husband Paul of Hesston, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Glendola Wenger and Eunice Lehman.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, January 5, at the Bethel Mennonite Church. Graveside services and interment will follow at the Mt. Zion Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Mt. Zion Cemetery Association.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Garber, Laurel W.

Laurel W. Garber, age 75, of Tipton, passed away Wednesday, February 1, 2012, at University of Missouri Hospital and Clinics in Columbia. He was born September 26, 1936, in Versailles, Missouri, the son of the late Daniel and Elma Aeschbacher Garber.

On September 28, 1956, in Versailles, he was united in marriage to Shirley Noyes, who survives of the home.

Laurel was a retired linesman working for Co-Mo Electric for 11 years, and Ameren for 31 years.

Some hobbies he enjoyed during his retirement were: attending tractor pulls, camping, collecting trains, and spending quality time with his grandchildren. He was also an avid sports and racing fan.

Laurel was a member of the Bethel Mennonite Church in Fortuna.

In addition to his wife, Shirley, he is survived by his son, Steve Garber of Tipton; his daughters, Kim Wilhelm and husband Todd and Tammy Lehman and husband Steve both of Versailles, and Tara Garber of Tipton; eleven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; his sisters, Lydia Lehman of Berne, Indiana and Erma Goering of Moundridge, Kansas; and many other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister, and his brothers, Vernon Garber and Daniel Clifford Garber.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, February 4, at the Bethel Mennonite Church with Reverend Dennis Maxwell officiating. Graveside services and interment will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Mennonite Church Cemetery Fund.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.

Garber, Aubrielle Elizabeth

“God is my Strength”

Tuesday, December 13th to Friday, December 16th, 2011

Aubrielle Elizabeth Garber spent just a short time with us in our arms but will be long held in our thoughts and prayers.

Aubrielle was born at 4:12 PM December 13, 2011 in Citizens Memorial Hospital in Bolivar, to Kyle A. and Elizabeth (Stover) Garber. She passed away on December 16, 2011 at St Johns/Mercy Hospital in Springfield, Missouri.

She is survived by her parents, one sister, Elliana Garber and one brother, Ian Garber, both of the home, her maternal grandparents Donald and Deb Stover of Rogersville, Missouri and her paternal grandparents, Stanley and Karen Garber of Versailles, Missouri. Aubrielle is also survived by her loving aunts and uncles and her great-grandparents.

Service for Aubrielle Elizabeth Garber will be at 4:00 PM, Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at Wellspring Baptist Church, in Bolivar, Missouri, with Dr. John Wheeler officiating.

Our prayer is that Aubrielle’s life will be a testimony of God’s grace to our family and others. As we trust in our Lord and Savior, we rest in the fact that we will see her in heaven someday. From the time God guided us to Aubrielle’s name, to her passing, we realized how God has been with us and will continue to strengthen us for such a time as this.

My flesh and heart may fail

But God is the strength of my heart

And my portion forever.

Psalm 73:26

Friends and family may sign a guest book or send private condolences at:

www.greenlawnfuneralhome.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Pitts Chapel in Bolivar.

Loganbill, Ivan Nelson

Ivan Nelson Loganbill, age 88, of Versailles, entered his eternal home on September 16, 2011, at his home. He was born December 17, 1922, in Excelsior, Missouri, the son of Joseph Henry and Tinnie Vera Callison Loganbill.

On February 12, 1943, Ivan was drafted into the Army. World War II was raging. He was deployed overseas where he drove a truck carrying supplies, equipment, and personnel. He drove in blackouts and night convoys. He was responsible for minor repairs and maintenance of his vehicle. He achieved the rank of Corporal and was honorably discharged on January 18, 1946.

He was united in marriage to Emma Jean “Jeannie” Vaughan on September 10, 1950. The wedding ceremony was held in Clarksburg, Missouri, at the bride’s home.

Ivan spent most of his adult years raising turkeys on a farm north of Versailles. He also drove an 18 wheeler for a number of years. In his retirement, he enjoyed landscaping his yard.

He was an active member of Bethel Church in Fortuna, Missouri, where he served as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher. He also served as Church Chairman and Church Trustee, and in his later years, he served on the Bethel Cemetery Board.

Ivan is survived by six sons and three daughters; Rick Loganbill and wife Joni of Versailles, Rad Loganbill and wife Barbara of Versailles, Karen Garber and husband Stan of Versailles, Kent Loganbill and wife Debra of Versailles, Dara Gaines and husband David of High Hill, Missouri, Dean Loganbill and wife Ann of Barnett, Missouri, Mark Loganbill and wife Sara of Florence, Missouri, Matt Loganbill and wife Tamera of Versailles, and Lesa Moesch and husband Michael of Versailles; forty-four grandchildren; and fifteen great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jean “Jeannie” Loganbill, his parents, Joe and Tinnie Loganbill, his sister, Lois Hoffstetter, a granddaughter, Erica Loganbill, and a grandson, Seth Loganbill.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, September 18, at the Bethel Church with Pastor Dave Zapf officiating. Graveside services and interment with full military honors will follow in the Bethel Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, at the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home in Versailles. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Bethel Church.

Arrangements are under the direction and care of the Kidwell-Garber Funeral Home of Versailles.