Eash.--Lydia Catharine Eash, daughter of Bro. Samuel
and Sister Cedilla Eash of near Davidsville, Pa., was born Jan.
22, 1911; died Apr. 15, 1911; aged 2 m. 24 d. Buried at the Thomas
Mennonite Cemetery. Funeral services conducted by S. G. Shetler.
L. D. Y.
Zehr.--Sister Catharine Zehr (nee Heiser) was born near Pekin, Ill., May 1, 1854; died of heart failure, near Deer Creek, Ill., May 15, 1911; aged 17 y. 14 d. She was united in marriage to David Zehr, Jan. 13, 1874. This union was blessed with 7 children. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 6 brothers, 2 sisters and many friends to mourn her departure. Her father, mother, 1 brother and 3 sisters preceded her to the spirit world. Sister Zehr united with the A. M. Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held by Christ King at the home in German (text, Psa. 90), and at the church by Dan Nafziger and John C. Birkey in German and A. A. Schrock in English. Texts, I Cor. 15:1-23; John 5:28, 29. Buried at Mount Zion cemetery.
Ranjit.--Ranjit was an orphan boy who came to Dhamtari
in 1902, from a neighboring mission. He came here because he was
blind and could be taught. Some time after his arrival he was
received into the Church by baptism and was a faithful member
up to his death. He had been ailing for about two years but not
until several months before his death was he very low. He longed
to be with his Savior. Nevertheless he bore his suffering patiently
and cheerfully. On the morning of Apr. 19 the boy who was caring
for Ranjit came to the bungalo and said, "Ranjit will not
answer me when I speak to him." Bro. Lehman went to the hospital
and found him stiff. He evidently died without any one knowing
it. From all appearances he was asleep when he died. We rejoice
for him, for we believe he is at rest with his Savior.
Leidig.--Bro. J. S. Leidig was born near Orrville, Wayne
Co., O., Jan. 22, 1855, and in 1870 moved to Illinois and located
near Morrison. In 1875 he was united in marriage to Sarah B. Gsell.
To this union were born 13 children of which 11 are still living,
6 sons and 5 daughters. They, with his sorrowing companion mourn
his departure. A number of years after his marriage he moved to
Tennessee, and in 1904 to Louisiana. The brother was sick nearly
7 weeks and bore his suffering patiently, expressing himself as
being ready to go. Services were conducted at the home by Bro.
Jonas Nice using John 14:1-3 as a text, after which he was laid
to rest in the Orange Grove cemetery, Lake Charles, La.
"'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart,
Tis hard, so hard to speak the words,
We must forever part."
Yoder.--Christian K. Yoder, son of John and Mary King
Yoder, was born Mar. 2, 1829, in Mifflin Co., Pa. He was married
to Catharine Plank Jan. 29, 1850. To this union was born 7 sons
and 4 daughters, all of which are living but 1 son, who died at
the age of 6 years. The family moved from Pennsylvania to Wayne
Co., O., in 1855, where they lived until Nov., 1871, then moved
to Logan Co., O. His wife died Aug. 16, 1895. He was married to
Mrs. Sallie Smucker Dec. 21, 1897, which also proved to be a happy
union, bringing together two large families, where nothing but
peace, harmony and love prevailed continually.
The deceased was ordained a minister of the Gospel Oct. 22, 1861, and has continually labored in the Lord's service for half a century. He has gone to his reward to join a host of friends in whose interest he has labored and who have gone before. Besides the widow and children he leaves 47 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Much more might be said of the noble service of this veteran father, but it would not be according to his wishes, as he was not given to eulogy, but rather to encourage by example, and point out the way of truth, as did our Savior while here on earth. He departed this life May 16, 1911; aged 82 y. 2 m. 14 d. Funeral services were held May 19, at the South Union Church conducted by S. E. Weaver and short talks by other home ministers.
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Beery.--Michael A. Beery died of paralysis and the infirmities of old age, near Mt. Clinton, Va., May 30, 1911; aged 79 y. 9 m. 10 d. He was a consistent member of the Methodist Church. He leaves a widow and 2 children.
Frank.--Mary C. Frank, widow of the late John H. Frank, died at her home near Mt. Clinton, Va., May 31, 1911; aged 64 y. 5 m. 14 d. She was paralyzed several years ago which left her an invalid. A short time before her death she had a stroke of apoplexy which was the immediate cause of her death. She had been a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. She leaves 9 children to mourn the loss of a kind mother. She was a sister of Michael A. Beery, and died only eleven hours after he did. Both funeral services were held at the same time at the Mt. Clinton Church June 1 and were conducted by S. H. Rhodes, C. Good and H. A. Young, in the presence of a large audience. Text, John 14:1, 2. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Herschey.--Katharine Herschey was born Apr. 30, 1850, in Buehl, Elsass Lothringen, Germany. She was married to Joseph Herschey in 1874. Two sons and 1 daughter were born to this union. This tie was broken by the death of her husband June 5, 1905. Apr. 1, 1907, she was married to Bro. Benj. Kauffman at Wayland, Ia. May 19, 1911, she passed to her eternal reward, leaving her husband and 3 children (from first union) to mourn their loss. Funeral was held at the Sugar Creek Church. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Roth.--Barbara (Ulrich) Roth was born Apr. 25, 1874; died May 9, 1911, at the home of her mother, where she had undergone an operation for appendicitis the day previous to her death; aged 37 y. 14 d. She was married to Benjamin Roth, Jan. 2, 1896. This union being blessed with 6 children. She leaves to mourn her departure, her grief-stricken husband, 4 daughters, 2 sons, her beloved mother and 3 sisters. They need not mourn as those who have no hope. She was a faithful member of the A. M. Church from her early youth and was ready to depart. Her father, 2 brothers and 4 sisters preceded her to the better land. Services were conducted by C. C. Steckley and Joseph Schlegel in German and Joe E. Whitaker in English. Texts, Phil. 1:21-24; John 11:1-26.
Eshbach.--Bertha B., beloved wife of Bro. Harry H. Eshbach
died suddenly at her home near Eden, Lancaster Co., Pa., May 22,
1911; aged 25 y. 9 m. 7 d. She was buried at Millersville, John
Landis, D. N. Gish and J. H. Mosemann preached the funeral services.
Text, Psa. 37:28. A large concourse of people gathered to pay
the last tribute of respect. She leaves a sorrowing husband, an
only son, parents and 3 sisters besides a host of friends to mourn
her early departure but they mourn not as those who have no hope.
She was a faithful wife, a loving mother, a dear sister in faith.
May God comfort the bereaved ones and give them grace to say,
"Thy will be done."
"Heaven now retains our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps,
And the sunbeams love to linger,
Where our sainted Bertha sleeps."
Schrock.--Lena Schrock (nee Johns) was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 13, 1853; died in Fulton Co., O., May 20, 1911; aged 57 y. 6 m. 7 d. She was married to Peter C. Schrock, May 29, 1870, and lived in matrimony nearly 41 years. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 25 grandchildren, 3 sisters and 1 brother to mourn their loss. One son, 1 daughter and 5 grandchildren preceded her to the spirit world. She accepted Christ at the age of 16 years and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in which she was a faithful member until called to that home which is not made with hands. Sister Schrock's death was caused by accidentally swallowing a small particle of a bone which lodged in her throat. She bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude until relieved by death. She expressed her desire to leave this wicked world and be with Christ before her sickness was thought serious. She also bade all her children good-bye and admonished them in the fear of the Lord.
Hershey.--Pre. Jacob Hershey of York, Pa., died of pneumonia May 10, 1911; aged 76 y. 11 m. 29 d. For 47 years he was engaged in the ministry, being one of three oldest ministers in the Mennonite Church of the Lancaster conference district. He was married to Lydia Stauffer in the year 1853. She preceded him to the spirit world 17 years ago. To this union were born 10 children, 9 of whom are still living. He left 36 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was laid away to his last resting place at Hershey's Church amid a very large concourse of relatives and friends. Seldom do so many old people assemble to show their love and respect to the departed one. His last sermon was preached Apr. 29, in the East York Church, his text being taken from I Cor. 9:25, 26. Funeral services at the home by Bish. Abram Herr of New Danville, Pa., and at the church by the brethren Theo. B. Forry and Harry H. Loose. Text at the house, II Tim. 4:6-8, and at the church, I Pet. 3:12. Peace to his ashes.
Stoltzfus.--Paul, son of Mast and Mary Stoltzfus, residing near Morgantown, Pa., was born Sept. 10, 1898; died May 18, 1911; aged 12 y. 8 m. 8 d. Paul met with a very sad accident. On the morning of May 13 he went to the field near the house to drive a team hitched to a roller. The team suddenly started to run away striking a rock on the hillside, when he was tossed in front of the roller receiving fatal injuries and remained in an unconscious state for three or four hours. He was immediately removed to the resident farmhouse where physicians were summoned to dress his wounds, but medical aid did not seem to help his condition much. His suffering was endured patiently and in his intense pain he frequently wished that God would take him to the sweet and eternal realms of rest and told the grief-stricken members of the home not to weep for him. Paul was a bright pupil in Sunday school and his presence will be greatly missed. He leaves 5 brothers, 3 sisters, father and mother to mourn his early departure. Funeral services were conducted at the Conestoga Amish Mennonite Church May 20 by C. U. Stoltzfus and J. S. Mast. Text, Luke 23:28. Interment in the old graveyard located on the Smucker farm.
Myers.--Mary Myers (nee Barkey) was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Apr. 19, 1826. When but a child she with her parents removed to Holmes Co., O. At the age of about 25 years she accompanied Andrew Fried and family on an emigrant trip to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she lived the remainder of her life. On Jan. 18, 1854, she was united in marriage to Jonas Myers of Elkhart Co., Ind. Most of their married life was spent on the farm where she died. To this union were born 11 children. Of these 5 died in infancy and Mrs. Lydia Hoover at the age of 32 years. Sister Myers united with the Mennonite Church at Yellow Creek about 45 years ago. She was a faithful member of that Church and as long as she was able she was a regular attendant at the services. She held to the doctrines of the Church until death, dying in the triumphs of faith. She departed this life May 24, 1911; aged 85 y. 1 m. 5 d. She is survived by an aged husband who is very feeble, 5 children, 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral took place on May 26 at North Union, burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services were conducted by David Yoder and Henry Weldy. Text, II Cor. 5:1. A large assembly of people had gathered to pay a tribute of respect. The husband was not able to attend the services. May God abundantly bless him.
Horst.--Infant daughter of Bro. B. L. and Sister Leah Horst died May 25, 1911. Her stay on this earth was but a few short days. Services conducted by Bro. G. D. Shenk, assisted by Bro. John Wheeler of the M. B. C. Church. Interment in the Reedley Cemetery. By a friend.
Stauffer.--Nicholas C. Stauffer, aged 16 y. 1 m. 11 d., was born Apr. 15, 1895, in Seward Co., Nebr. In the early part of last year he moved into the Grand Forks District near Tofield, Alta., Canada, with his parents. He had been a faithful and constant attendant of the A. M. Church and Sunday school both in Nebraska and Canada. He was a great lover of music of praise and on the last Sunday of his life cheerfully joined in singing Hymn No. 153 of our Hymnal (The City of Light). His gentle and yet unfailing cheerful disposition won him many friends and he leaves many who will sincerely mourn for a dear friend who has thus in the bloom of youth passed to his eternal home. Besides his bereaved parents, he leaves 6 sisters and 1 brother. He had 3 sisters who have preceded him to the spirit world. The illness which caused his untimely death was diagnosed by the doctors in attendance as pernicious anaemia. During the last weeks while the sickness had been slowly but surely creeping upon him he was a brave and patient sufferer and meekly bore the lot his God had given him to bear. He passed into his eternal rest in perfect peace at his home on Friday morning, May 26, 1911. "The Lord hath given, the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord." May God comfort the family that has been called to pass through this sad experience. Funeral services on May 28 conducted by N. B. Stauffer. Text, Isa. 38:1, latter part. His remains were laid to rest in the Salem cemetery.
Transcriber's note: In the last obit, "anaemia" may be a misspelling, but I typed it as it was in the G.H. obit.
Kraus.--Joseph Kraus was born Nov. 10, 1846; died May 23, 1911; aged 64 y. 6 m. 13 d. He leaves a wife, 5 children and 11 grandchildren to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. He was an earnest member of the Mennonite Church near Smithville, O., and had a bright hope for the future. Burial May 24 in the Paradise cemetery. Services by J. H. Simth at the home and David Hostetler, assisted by Samuel Longenecker at the Union Church. A large congregation of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect. Peace to his ashes.
Bergey.--Near Manheim, Ont., Elizabeth Eby Bergey, widow of the late Jacob Bergey, passed away on May 19, 1911. She was born Jan.17, 1824; aged 87 y. 4 m. 2 d. She bore her six weeks' illness previous to her death with great patience and resignation and often expressed a longing for her Savior to come and take her to Himself. She leaves to mourn her death 8 children, 45 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral was held on May 21 at Latschar Church on which occasion Bro. N. Stauffer spoke to a crowded house from Rev. 21:4, 5, and Bro. Manasseh Hallman from II Tim. 4:6-8.
Brubaker.--Daniel E. Brubaker of Rockton, Pa., was born Feb., 1833; died April 26, 1911; aged 78 y. He was sick about 10 days and suffered greatly during his illness. He leaves to mourn his death 4 daughters, and 2 sons. His wife and 1 son preceded him to the glory world. He will be greatly missed in the home and neighborhood, especially among the children. He was in good health until a few days before his death. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and was nearly always present at the services. Funeral services were conducted by Abram Metzler of Martinsburg, Pa., and the Lutheran Pastor W. N. Selner of Luthersburg, in the presence of a large congregation of friends and relatives. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Jones.--Samuel J. Jones of Hollsopple, Pa., was born May 20, 1862, and was killed by lightning May 23, 1911; aged 49 y. 3 d. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Church by S. G. Shetler, D. S. Yoder and L. A. Blough. Text, Rev. 22:12. Burial in cemetery nearby. The sudden death of Bro. Jones was quite a shock to the community and should be a loud call to every one to be ready at all times for the messenger of death. He was out in the field planting corn, one of his little daughters being with him when a bolt of lightning struck him, killing him instantly and shocking the little girl so that she was unconscious for quite awhile but she recovered. He is survived by a sorrowing wife, a number of children and many friends to mourn for him. May God bless and comfort the family in their sad bereavement.
Thompson.--Cecil C. R. Thompson was born July 11, 1901, at Teegarden, Ind.; died in Chicago, Ill., May 30, 1911; aged 9 y. 10 m. 29 d. He leaves father, mother and 1 sister to mourn his early departure. On June 2 Pastor Wm. P. Merrill held a service in Chicago at the home after which the remains were brought to Teegarden where services were conducted by Henry Weldy in the Union Church. He was laid to rest in the Morris graveyard. He was remarkably religious, being interested in the Church, in prayer and thoughts of God. He spoke with those who visited him, quite often using this language, "As we cannot be long in this world anyway we should help each other and go hand in hand and may the Lord bless you is my prayer." Many people bore testimony to the influence his words had upon them. He was loved by his teachers and friends.
Amstutz.--Peter Amstutz of Smithville, Ohio; aged 78 y. 8 m. 26 d., died and funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church June 14, 1911. He was a member of the U. B. Church.
Togleman.-May 28, 1911, Edith Togleman, beloved daughter of Bro. Christian Benner of McAllisterville, Juniata Co., Pa., departed this life; aged 29 y. Funeral services by her pastor, Pre. Hutchinson, assisted by Bro. Wm. G. Sieber. Interment in the Lost Creek cemetery. May our heavenly Father comfort the bereaved ones.
Suter.--Jacob D. Suter died of Bright's disease at his home near Dale Enterprise, Va., June 7, 1911. He had been a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years. He leaves a wife and 5 sons. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Church on the 8th, conducted by S. H. Rhodes and L. J. Heatwole from Matt. 5:8. Interred in the cemetery near by.
Grubb.--Sister Elizabeth A. Grubb departed this life Apr. 19, 1911, at the home of her son-in-law in Mansville, Perry Co., Pa.; aged 71 y. 1 m. 11 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her husband and 4 children have gone before to the spirit world. She leaves to mourn the loss of a mother 5 sons and 4 daughters. Funeral services were held at the home of her son-in-law, J. E. Barnes, conducted by W. G. Sieber. Interment in Newport cemetery. Peace to her ashes.
Dillman.--Sister Catharine Dillman departed this life June 2, 1911, at the home of her daughter in Harrisburg, Pa. She was aged 73 y. 1 m. 13 d. The remains were brought to Thompsontown, Pa., where the funeral services were held in the Lutheran Church after which the body was taken to Phontges Valley and laid to rest in the Auker graveyard near the home of her childhood. She was a consistent member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She leaves 2 daughters, 6 grandchildren and 4 sisters to mourn their loss. Funeral services by Wm. G. Sieber, assisted by Sam Leiter.
Miller.--Near Mont Alto, Franklin Co., Pa., Bro. Michael
S. Miller died May 17, 1911, at the home of his daughter, Mary,
who is the wife of George Hershey. Bro. Miller has been in feeble
health for several years suffering from asthma but his death was
due to dropsy. He is survived by one son, Jacob, who lives in
Chambersburg, Pa., and one daughter with whom he had made his
home. He was aged 85 y. 6 m. 17 d. Funeral on May 20 from his
son's residence with interment in the cemetery at the Mennonite
Church at Chambersburg where services were held by the brethren,
Henry Bricker and John S. Burkholder. Peace to his ashes.
J. S. Burkholder.
Kauffman.--Sister Sarah Kauffman, daughter of L. D.
Yoder of Iowa Co., Ia., was born in Johnson Co., Ia., near Sharon
Center, Ia., June 28, 1875; died at her father's home June 13,
1911; aged 35 y. 11 m. 15 d. Nov. 17, 1898, she was united in
marriage to Simon Kauffman, who died July 19, 1901. Her mother
died about 34 years ago. Two sisters also preceded her to the
better world. She leaves to mourn her death a father, step-mother,
2 sisters, 8 brothers and a host of friends and relatives. She
was a member of the Amish-Mennonite Church and died in the faith.
She was very calm and patient in all her suffering to the last,
peacefully passing away about the noon hour on above named date.
So calm and peaceful was the end that her own family and friends
hardly realized what was taking place until grim death had claimed
her. Funeral was held at the Upper Deer Creek Church, June 15.
A very large concourse of friends attended the services, which
were conducted by Gideon A. Yoder, assisted by others. Text, Rom.
"Life is short and time is fleeting,
And our hearts though strong and brave,
Still like muffled drums are beating,
Funeral marches to the grave."
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Yoder.--Sarah Yoder of near Davidsville, Pa., was born Aug. 27, 1830; died June 17, 1911; age 60y. 9m. 21d. Funeral services were conducted at the Kauffman A. M. Church by L. A. Blough and Alex Weaver. Buried in the Kauffman cemetery.
Kenagy.--Elizabeth (Yoder) Kenagy was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 14, 1828; died at her home in East Lynne, Mo., June 11, 1911; aged 82y. 6m. 27d. Sister Kenagy was the widow of Bishop J. C. Kenagy who died about 17 years ago. She is survived by three sons and two daughters. Funeral services at the Sycamore Church by the home ministers. Interment in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Kettering.--Amanda Light, wife of Samuel Kettering, was born May 25, 1847; died near Annville, Pa., May 12, 1911; aged 62 y. 11m. 17 d. To this union were born 4 daughters and a son. One daughter preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and a shining light to those around her. Funeral on May 16 at Gingrichs Church, where a large concourse of relatives and friends assembled. Services conducted by Bros. David Westenberger and Martin Reesor. Interment in the adjoining cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved family.
Miller.--Henry Miller was born June 26, 1837; died near Heilman, Dale, Pa., June 17, 1911; aged 74y. 11m. 21d. He leaves to mourn a sorrowing widow, 5 sons, 3 daughters, 33 grand children and 7 great grand children. Three sons and a daughter preceded him to the glory world. He will be greatly missed at home and in the Church as his seat was seldom vacant. Three times he passed through the lot for ministry. Funeral June 21 at Gingrichs Church, services by the Bros. David Westenberger, John Ebersole, Martin Reesor and Jacob Ebersole. Interment in the cemetery nearby. Peace to his ashes.
Reiff.--Christina Reiff died of dropsy and heart failure
December 25, 1910. Age 32 years. For four years she had been an
invalid, being confined to her bed for the last four months. She
is survived by her mother, two sisters and five brothers. Buried
at Reiff's Church. Services by Henry Baer and A. D. Martin.
"Your welcome face, your sparkling eye
And sprightly form must buried lie,
Deep in the cold and silent gloom,
The rayless night that fills the tomb.
"God tells us by your mournful death
How vain and fleeting is our breath.
And bids our souls prepare to meet
The trial of His judgment seat."
Yoder.--David P. Yoder was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., July 29, 1860; died at the state hospital at Nevada, Mo., June 15, 1911; aged 60 y. 10 m. 16 d. Bro. Yoder was a son of Benjamin and Leah Yoder and came to Missouri about 27 years ago. He was converted and united with Sycamore Church. He was of a quiet and peaceful disposition. About 16 years ago his mind became deranged and he was taken to the state hospital where he remained till death came, caused by paralysis. He was taken to his brother's home in Cass Co. Funeral services were held June 17, at the Sycamore Church. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
Troyer.--Abraham, son of Abraham and Susanna Troyer, born in Holmes Co., O., June 19, 1838. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church when about 18 years old, and was a consistent member. On January 8, 1861, he was married to Leah Troyer. To this union was born one son and two daughters, all of whom died when quite young. They moved from Holmes Co., to Indiana in 1865. Then moved from Indiana to Logan Co., O., in 1892. His wife died May 16, 1903. He was married to Katie Stutzman, March 3, 1907, which proved a happy union. Bro. Troyer's kind and loving disposition won for him many friends. He departed this life June 9, 1911, at his home near West Liberty, Ohio, aged 72y. 11m. 20d. He leaves a widow, an adopted son and one sister. Funeral services were held at South Union Church June 11, conducted by Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. J. J. Warye, and Bro. J. K. Yoder. Interment in South Union Cemetery.
Yoder.--Moses H. Yoder was born in Mifflin Co., Pa.,
May 27, 1833; died of dropsy near Manchester, Okla., June 12,
1911; aged 78y. 16d. During the last three months of his life
he was unable to lie down, and needed the assistance of those
about him to move him about, sitting in a chair most of that time.
He was much concerned about the will of God, always praying earnestly
for himself and all mankind, speaking words of encouragement to
those about him. The songs he sung so many, many times can never
be forgotten. His favorite song--that German song entitled, "Kommt,
brueder, kommt"--he sang just a few hours before his death.
Having sung this song he fell asleep and never awoke. Bro. Yoder
was married twice. His first wife, who was Barbara Coffman, and
also one son, preceded him to the spirit world. His second wife
(maiden name, Elizabeth Slabaugh), 5 sons, 3 daughters, 32 grand
children and 9 great grand children survive him. He was a member
of the Mennonite Church. He often spoke of that happy place which
a kind heavenly Father has prepared for them that love him.
His place in the home vacant,
His voice is heard no more;
Yet we hope again to meet him
On the blissful, evergreen shore.
Etter.--Near South English, Iowa, Margaret (Wine) wife
of Jacob Etter passed away June 2. Her sudden death was caused
by apoplexy; aged 67y. 2m. 21d. She was born in Allen Co., O.,
and came with her parents to Iowa in childhood. It is quite common
to say good things about our friends when gone, but here was one
of which nothing but good was heard during her life. No one knew
her but to love and respect her and no one spoke of her but to
her praise. The large congregation of people who assembled to
pay the last tribute of respect was evidence of the high esteem
in which she was held in her community. She was a consistent member
in the Church of the Brethren. Her daily life was fragrant with
the Christian graces so beautifully set forth in Gal. 5:22-26.
Among those who cherish a fond hope of meeting her where there
will be no more sad partings are an aged companion, 6 children
and many friends. Dear reader, we recommend to you the religion
of the meek and lowly Jesus and a life corresponding to it as
that of our departed sister, remembering that upon faithful service
in this life are promised the joys beyond, a fact which was very
appropriately presented in the funeral sermon by Eld. Peter Brower
from the text, "Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord."
For 40 years this aged couple had labored together as husband
and wife and their self-sacrificing principles, their deeds of
kindness and faithful service will long live in the hearts and
minds of their many friends. How appropriate is the text, "their
works do follow them." S. B. Wenger.