Norris C. Bannon, 86, of Sellersville, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, in the Souderton Mennonite Homes, Franconia Township.
He and his beloved wife, Hannah (Benner) Bannon, would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary in January.
Born in Philadelphia, he was a son of the late Lucil (Van Sinderen) and Ernest Bannon Sr.
Mr. Bannon was the owner/ operator of the Harleysville Feed Mill from 1958 until selling the business in 1981. He was then employed at the Farm Bureau in Souderton UQWLO fiQDOOY UHWLULQJ DW WKH DJH of 80. He enjoyed farming and gardening and tending to his “truck patch” behind the feed mill. Mr. Bannon was a member of the Rockhill Mennonite Church in Telford, where he assisted in the construction and renovation of the church building. He also served as a volunteer with Mennonite Disaster Service in many areas throughout the U.S. In his free time, he enjoyed doing needlepoint and camping with the Campliter’s.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Pamela Baker and her husband, Robert, of Telford; three sons, Walter Bannon and his wife, Rose, of Perkasie, and twins hevin Bannon and his wife, Jan, of Quakertown, and heith Bannon and his ZLIH, 7KHUHVD, RI HDWfiHOd; and 12 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a grandson, hevin Marc Bannon, who died in 2011; and 12 brothers and sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. in the Summit View Auditorium of the Souderton Mennonite Homes, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton. Interment will follow in the Rockhill Mennonite Cemetery, Telford. Family will receive friends from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Fellowship Room prior to the service.
,Q OLHU RI flRZHUV, PHPRrial contributions may be made in his memory to the Living Branches Foundation, 207 W. Summit St., Souderton, PA 18964 or to drand View Hospice, 700 Lawn Ave., Sellersville, PA 18960.
Arrangements are by the Sadler-Suess Funeral Home, Telford. www.sadlersuessfuneralhome.net April 9, 1918 – Nov. 18,
Elvin R. Souder died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, at Lehigh Valley Hospital after a brief illness. He was 94.
Mr. Souder was born on April 9, 1918, in his home on Walnut Street in Souderton. He was a graduate of Souderton High School (’35), Swarthmore College (’39) and University of Pennsylvania Law School (’42).
Following law school, he did his alternative service during World War II with the Mennonite Central Committee helping Russian Mennonites in Paraguay. Upon his return, he practiced law on East Broad Street in Souderton