Weaver.-Sister Elizabeth, wife of Samuel Weaver of Blue Ball, Lancaster Co., Pa., died Feb. 18, 1913, after a lingering illness of some months; aged 75 y. 19 d. She was a consistent member of the Weaverland Church and during her suffering expressed a desire to go home, where there will be no more pain or suffering. The funeral was largely attended, and services were conducted in the church by Bros. Benj. Weaver and John Sauder.
Kolb.-Sarah, wife of Peter Kolb, was born in Holmes Co., O., Aug. 12, 1848; died with leakage of the heart Feb. 16, 1913; aged 64 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was a daughter of Elias Eggleston; was married to Peter Kolb Mar. 14, 1872. To this union were born 3 sons and 5 daughters. One son and 1 daughter preceded her in death, leaving husband, 6 children, and 17 grandchildren to mourn their loss. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. During her last sickness, which lasted 4 or 5 weeks, she was patient, and a few days before she died expressed herself as fully resigned to the will of God. Services were held at the Kolb M. H., conducted by Bro. David Hostetler in the German language. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Kaufman.- Henry Kaufman was born in Germany in 1834,
and came to Canada with his parents when 7 years old. He died
at his home in Breslau Jan. 31, 1913; aged 78 y. 8 m. 28 d. Bro.
Kaufman was married twice and leaves to mourn his departure a
widow, 8 children, 9 grandchildren, many relatives and friends.
The funeral services were conducted by the brethren, Jacob Woolner,
Flavius Lehman and Oscar Burkholder. Text, Jno. 14:1-3.
"A dear loved one is gone from us,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
Smith.-Daniel Smith was born in York Co., Ont., July 16, 1840; died at his home near Markham, Ont., Feb. 9, 1913; aged 72 y. 6 m. 23 d. In 1878 he was married to Anna Rittenhouse who survives him. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter, who with their mother, mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. Bro. Smith united with the Mennonite Church in his early life and remained faithful to the end. The high esteem in which he was held was shown when at the funeral a very large number of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one whom they loved. The burial took place at the Wideman Church on Feb. 12. Services conducted by Christian Burkholder, Samuel R. Hoover and L. J. Burkholder.
Weaver.-David W. Weaver was born in Wayne Co., O., Aug. 12, 1832; died Feb. 20, 1913; aged 80 y. 6 m. 8 d. He came to Cass Co., Mo., in the spring of 1870 and moved to the place where he died. He was married to Anna Rutt in 1859. To this union were born 9 children, one of whom died in infancy, one 5 years old; 5 boys and 2 girls are living. His wife died 14 years ago. Deceased was a member of the Old Mennonite Church of Wayne Co., O., in which he continued faithful until death. Of a family of 10 he has only 1 brother and 1 sister living. Services at Sycamore Grove Church Feb. 23, by W. E. Helmuth and L. J. Miller. Text, Rev. 14:13. Buried at Clear Fork Cemetery by the side of his wife.
Zook.-Susanna, wife of Christian Zook, deceased, was born near Kelly Point, Union Co., Pa., Oct. 2, 1841; died near Elverson, Pa., Feb. 12, 1913; aged 71 y. 4 m. 10 d. She was sick with pneumonia for nine days. She is survived by one son, 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and many relatives and friends who keenly feel the loss, which is but her eternal gain. Although her health had been failing for several years, yet the end came unexpectedly. She was a faithful member of the A. M. Church for many years. Her disposition as a loving mother also afforded the rearing of a homeless girl, known as Sister Anna Meigert, who rendered assistance during the last years of physical disability. Funeral services were held at her late residence on Feb. 16. Among those who attended from a distance were her 2 half-brothers and 2 half-sisters from Ohio, viz., Pre. E. B. Stoltzfus, Pre. Ben Stoltzfus, Sister Frank Umble and Sister Lizzie Stoltzfus. Services by Gideon Stoltzfus, Gap, Pa., J. W. Weaver, Union Grove, and J. M. Stoltzfus, Atglen. Text, Mal. 3:17. Interment in Pine Grove Cemetery. May God comfort the bereaved.
Hershey.-Emma Mae, daughter of Bro. Ira and Sister Sarah
Hershey, was born near Millwood, Pa., June 6, 1912; died Feb.
11, 1913; aged 8 m. 5 d. Little Emma was sick about a week with
pneumonia. Since God doeth all things well, we can say His will
be done. Seven sisters and one brother survive. This being the
first death in this family. Short service at the house by John
Senger, also at the Hershey Church. Text, II Kings 4:26, using
the latter clause. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Heaven now has one more treasure,
Earth can but the casket keep;
But her joy is beyond measure,
With a blessed, peaceful sleep."
Shenk.-Sister Annie (Mylin), wife of Bro. Amos Shenk,
was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., 1871; died Jan. 9, 1913, from
a few days' illness; aged 41 y. 9 m. 16 d. To this union were
born 8 children, 3 of them preceded her in infancy to the spirit
world. She is also survived by her parents, 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years,
was a kind and affectionate wife and mother and lived for her
husband and children, and the church. Her presence and help will
be greatly missed in home and community. Funeral services at River
Corner Mennonite Church Jan. 12 by Bish. Abram Herr and Bro. Aaron
Harnish. Text, Rev. 14:13.
By her sister.
Balyeat.-Lillie Ethel Balyeat was born Oct. 22, 1893,
in La Grange Co., Ind.; died Feb. 2, 1913; aged 19 y. 2 m. 10
d. Funeral was held Feb. 5 at the Shore Mennonite Church. Services
by Y. C. Miller and A. S. Cripe, from the 39th psalm, selected
by the family. This is a warning to our young people to seek their
Savior early, while He may be found.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled.
"God in His wisdom has recalled,
The boon His love had given,
And though the body moulders here,
Her soul is safe in heaven."
Slabaugh.-Lamanda Salinda Schrock was born in Miama
Co., Ind., Oct. 26, 1866; died Feb. 17, 1913; aged 46 y. 3 m.
21 d. She was united in marriage to Abraham Slabaugh Dec. 4, 1883.
To this union were born 6 sons and 2 daughters. Two of these preceded
her to the spirit world. In the spring of 1844 she united with
the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Sister Slabaugh
was sick about 12 years during which time she suffered very much,
but bore her sufferings with Christian fortitude. She leaves a
husband, 6 children, father, mother, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, and
a host of relatives and friends to mourn her departure. Funeral
on the 19th at the A. M. Church. Services by Bros. J. S. Horner
and E. A. Mast from Heb. 4:9, 10. Bro. Slabaugh and children have
the sympathy of the people of this community.
Nice.-Howard A., son of Allen M. and Katie Nice, was born in Souderton, Pa., Oct. 15, 1902; died Feb. 11, 1913; aged 10 y. 3 m. 26 d. Howard had been suffering the past year with a complication of diseases and for several months had been quite ill of tuberculosis which was the main cause of his death. Besides the sorrowing parents there survive one half-brother and one sister. Although this home has been bereft of a loving and dutiful child, yet the parents are willing to bow in humble submission to the Father and say, "Thy will be done." His kind disposition has brought us to a fuller realization of our Savior's words, "For of such is the kingdom of heaven." Funeral services were held Feb. 17, conducted by J. C. Clemens and Abram Derstine at the house, and Abram Clemmer and Jonas Mininger at the Franconia Mennonite M. H. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Text, Jno. 14:1, 2.
Koch.-Nathaniel, son of Lavinia and Henry Koch, was born in Woolwich Twp., Waterloo Co., Ont.; died after a few days of illness in the Isolation Hospital, Berlin, Ont., Feb. 10, 1913; aged 6 y. 3 m. He was buried the following day in the Berlin Mennonite Cemetery. Bro. Moses Bowman officiated at the grave with only 2 grandparents and aunt of the departed in attendance. The Bible Class in session in the Church was asked to come out and sing. They gladly and pathetically sang, "Silently, Bury the Dead." Budden on earth to bloom in heaven.
Transcriber's note: I'm not familiar with the word "Budden"
used in last
sentence of the Nathaniel Koch obit but used it as it was in Gospel Herald.
Koch.-Lavinia, daughter of Bro. Christian and Sister
Barbara Bergey, was born in Elgin Co., Ont., May 20, 1872; died
Feb. 16, 1913; aged 40 y. 8 m. 10 d. She was married to Bro. Henry
Koch of St. Jacobs, Waterloo Co., Ont., on Jan. 31, 1900. To this
union were born 6 children. Three sons have passed away. After
several months of illness of diabetes she was taken to the Berlin
Hospital Saturday and died the following day. She leaves to mourn
her early departure a sorrowing husband, 3 children-John Henry,
Lizzie May and Joanna Lauretta-father, 5 brothers and 3 sisters,
besides many relatives and friends. Her mother died three years
ago. She confessed Christ 14 years ago in a series of meetings
conducted by Bro. S. F. Coffman in the Mora school house. She
was soon after baptized in the Mennonite Church, to which she
faithfully adhered till the close of life. An impressive service
was held Feb. 19, 1913, in connection with which a memorial service
was held for her son Nathaniel, who died but six days before and
on account of the nature of the disease of which he died the funeral
was strictly private. The services at the home were conducted
by Bro. Moses Bowman and in the Berlin Mennonite Church in the
German language by Bro. Enoch Bauman. Text, II Cor. 5:1, and in
the English language by Bro. Moses Bowman and Bro. S. F. Coffman.
Text, Jno. 1:29. Her warfare is accomplished and the victory is
won; she is now sweetly resting from her labors and her works
do follow her. This is a mysterious providence, yet in paths of
darkness where we cannot see, we can trust. "What I do thou
knowest not now, but thou shalt know hereafter." "Be
thou faithful unto death and I will give thee a crown of life."
"After the toil and struggle,
There cometh a day of rest;
After the weary conflict,
Peace on the Savior's breast."
Gospel Herald - Volume V, Number 50 - March 13, 1913 - page 799,800
Franck.-Henry S. Franck was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 16, 1837; died Feb. 27, 1913; aged 75 y. 6 m. 11 d. He is survived by 3 children and a number of grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years remaining faithful until death. Funeral and interment at the Hess' Church near Lititz, Pa., on March 1. Services by Bros. John Lefever and John W. Weaver from II Cor. 5:1-4.
Landis.-Lester G., only child of Bro. Phares and Sister Martha Landis living near Witmer, Pa., was born Feb. 5, 1912; died Jan. 6, 1913; aged 11 m. 1 d. He was sick only ten days with pneumonia. All that human hands could do was of no avail. Funeral was held Jan. 6 with services at Mellingers Church by Bros. Sanford Landis and Benj. Wenger. Text, II Kings 4:26. "Is it well with thee? Is it well with the child?" Interment in cemetery adjoining. It is hard to understand but comforting to know that the little one is "safe in the arms of Jesus." May God comfort the bereaved ones.
Glick.-After a brief illness Bro. Christian F. Glick,
in the sixty-eighth year of his age, died at the home of his son,
Christian E. Glick, Norfolk, Va., March 2, 1913, at 3:45 P. M.
Bro. Glick arrived in Norfolk Friday from Annville, Pa., to visit
his children and expected to leave in a few days for Glendine,
Mont., where he has a son and daughter. He is survived by his
wife, 3 sons and 4 daughters. Funeral will take place March 6,
in the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church near Fentress, Va., conducted
by Bro. A. D. Wenger. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
I. W. Eby.
Transcriber's note: In Glick obituary, the town in Montana is spelled "Glendine"-I think this probably is "Glendive"-error not mine
Lindal.-Melvin Howard, infant son of Bro. Frank and Sister Martha Lindal was born March 6, 1912; died Jan. 13, 1913; aged 10 m. 7 d. Our dear little son's death was caused by pneumonia fever. All that loving hands could do could not stay the hand of death. Our little darling was taken from us to enjoy a better land. God grant us a resigned will. The funeral services were conducted by the brethren, J. M. Brunk and J. P. Berkey, in Hesston, Kans. Buried in the Mennonite cemetery near Trousdale, Kans. God comfort the bereaved.
Roth.-Christian Roth was born Nov. 24, 1876, in Ludwig, Elsas; died at his home near Wayland, Ia., Feb. 20, 1913; aged 36 y. 2 m. 26 d. In 1891 he emigrated with his parents to America. His parents preceded him to the spirit world. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Savior and was faithful to the end. On March 5, 1903, he was married to Sister Ida Wyse. To this union were born three daughters. He leaves a sorrowing wife, 3 daughters, 4 brothers, 2 sisters, and a host of friends to mourn his departure. Services at the Sugar Creek A. M. Church by Bros. Gerig, Garber, Wagler and Gingerich. Text, Hosea 6:1; Rev. 6:9-11; II Kings 20:1. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Shank.-Hettie (Byer), wife of Bishop Daniel Shank, was
born near Fairfield, Pa., Oct. 10, 1830; died in Biglerville,
Pa., Feb. 5, 1913. She took sick with pneumonia, and only lasted
a few days when death came. But we are glad to say she being questioned
as to leaving this world made the expression that the roll would
soon be called up yonder and that she would be ready to answer
the call and meet loved ones gone before. Funeral services were
conducted Feb. 7 at the house by Bro. J. C. Miller and Daniel
Stump. Text, Job 14:14 (last clause) and Eccl. 7:1-6. Burial at
the Mummasburg Mennonite Cemetery.
"Take them, O death! and bear away
What ever thou canst call thine own!
Thine image, stamped upon this clay
Doth give thee that, but that alone!"
Hartzler.-Elizabeth, eldest daughter of John and Nancy
Bontrager, was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 1836; died
in Logan Co., O., Feb. 18, 1913; aged 76 y. 5 m. 6 d. She was
married Sept. 25, 1862, to Jonathan N. Hartzler, who died March
1, 1897. To this union were born 7 children, 6 of whom are living.
She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained
true to God and the Church to the end. She peacefully let go of
earthly ties and left saddened hearts behind. Besides her children
she leaves 16 grandchildren, 5 sisters, 3 brothers and a host
of friends. Funeral service at the Walnut Grove Church near West
Liberty, Ohio, conducted by Bros. A. I. Yoder and S. E. Allgyer.
Interment in the Alexander Cemetery.
"The Lord hath taken, but to add more
beauty and diviner grace.
When through the storm and tempest
safely anchored just on the other side,
We shall find the dear face through death's deep shadows,
Not changed, but glorified."
Buerge.-Jacob Buerge was born Dec. 19, 1830, in Waterloo Co., Ont.; died Feb. 12, 1913, in Jasper City, Mo.; aged 82 y. 1 m. 23 d. He was for many years a resident of Jasper Co., Mo. He was married to Barbara Kurtz, Mar. 14, 1854, in Wayne Co., O. To this union were born 7 sons and 3 daughters. Two sons died in infancy. He leaves a beloved wife and the following children: D. K. Buerge, D. M. Buerge, Mrs. Lizzie Holdeman, W. W. Buerge, A. A. Buerge, J. J. Buerge, Mrs. C. F. Hedge, also 30 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Katharine Buzzard, aged 87; Mrs. Magdalena Buzzard, aged 85; Christian Buerge, aged 84; John Buerge, aged 81; Daniel Buerge, aged 78; Mrs. Fannie Teters, aged 74. Bro. Buerge was at one time a member of the Holdeman faith. He has been for some time a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. His affliction was dropsy and he suffered much, but through it all his mind was stayed on Christ who had become his all in all. Funeral services were conducted in the M. E. Church of Jasper City by Perry J. Shenk. Text, Eccl. 11:3. Burial in Jasper Cemetery.
Musser.-Sarah L., daughter of Philip and Deborah Harley,
was born June 6, 1849, in Juniata Co., Pa.; died at the home of
her daughter, Sister A. G. Brubaker, Oakland Mills, Pa., Jan.
11, 1913; aged 63 y. 7 m. 5 d. She was ailing of heart and kidney
trouble for several years, also contracted a bad cold last November,
after which she was confined to the house for five weeks. During
that length of time she could not lie down. She attended the Bible
meeting at the Lost Creek Church in December, and remarked that
she believed she was strengthened. She always had a great desire
to attend those meetings. She was united in marriage to John M.
Musser who preceded her in death about 14 years. To this union
were born 3 children. She leaves to mourn her departure 2 sons,
1 daughter, 3 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 2 sisters, a host of
relatives and friends. Father, mother, 1 sister, husband, and
1 grandchild preceded her to the spirit world. She with her husband
united with the Mennonite Church about 15 years ago, and was a
faithful member till death. Funeral services were conducted Jan.
15 at the Lost Creek Mennonite Church by Bros. W. W. Graybill
and W. G. Sieber. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining.
We weep not as those that have no hope.
"Lonely the house and sad the hours,
Since our dear one has gone;
But oh! A brighter home than ours,
In heaven is now her own."
Kaufman.-Amandus E., son of Samuel and Rachel Kaufman, was born Oct. 21, 1912; died Mar. 8, 1913; aged 4 m. 18 d. Services at Sycamore Church by J. J. Hartzler in German and L. J. Miller in English. Text, Job 1:21.
Eby.-On March 1, 1913, at East Toronto, Ont., Henry Eby passed away after only a ten days' sickness of paralysis, aged 84 y. 10 m. He was a member of the Methodist Church and leaves 1 son, John, to mourn his death. Interment took place at Wideman's Cemetery, Markham, Ont. Services Mar. 4 were conducted by Bro. S. R. Hoover and Bro. I. A. Wambold.
Diller.-On Mar. 8, 1913, near Cedar Grove, of infirmities of age, Bro. John Diller died, aged 81 y. 7 d. He was a brother in the (Wisler) Mennonite Church. He was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., lived in Ohio, then came to Canada. He was married twice. Four sons, five daughters and a widow (nee Susanna Reesor) mother of the surviving children, remain. Funeral services were conducted at the Reesor Church, Mar. 11, by Bro. Chris. Gehman and Pre. Sievenpiper.
Krabill.-Catharine Krabill was born in Alsace, France, Jan. 30, 1838. She emigrated to this country with her parents when she was 13 months old. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church early in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. She was married to C. H. Krabill with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of life nearly 50 years. To this union were born 8 sons and 4 daughters. She died Mar. 2, 1913; aged 75 y. 1 m. 2 d. There remain to mourn her departure 3 sons, 1 daughter, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. J. A. Leichty and at the church by D. Z. Yoder and John Sommer. Text, II Cor. 5:10.
Lesher.-Samuel S. Lesher died at his home 1 mile south-east of Scotland, Franklin Co., Pa., Mar. 7, 1913; aged 70 y. 1 m. 12 d. His death was caused by pneumonia after an illness of several weeks duration. Bro. Lesher was a man of strict honesty, an excellent citizen, a good neighbor, an affectionate husband and father and lived an exemplary Christian life, having united with the Mennonite Church in his younger years of which he was still a faithful member at the time of his death. Bro. Lesher had been in failing health for some time, but we believe that he realized his end was drawing near and he leaves the comforting hope that he was ready to depart from this world and to meet his blessed Savior on the other shore. Bro. Lesher leaves to mourn their loss, his wife (who was Lydia Hunsecker) and 2 children, Katie I. at home and Daniel D. near home, and one grandchild, also by 2 brothers, 3 sisters and many friends and neighbors. Funeral Mar. 10, at Mennonite Church north of Chambersburg, by Bros. John Burkholder and Joseph Martin. Text, II Tim. 4:7, which was selected by the deceased brother.
Leatherman.-Bro. Henry Leatherman died at the state hospital at Travers City, Mich., March 10, 1913, aged 75 years. He was buried March 12 at the Bowne Mennonite Church near Elmdale, Mich. He leaves two children: John, of Lansing, Mich.; and Mrs. Ida Mains, of Chicago, Ill. He was a citizen of Ionia Co., Mich., for many years. A few years ago his mind failed and he was taken to the state hospital.
Clingdanel.-Leroy Sherman Clingdanel was born in St. Joseph Co., Ind., May 16, 1876; died Mar. 6, 1913; aged 36 y. 9 m. 20 d. He was married to Amanda Hunsberger July 16, 1907. To this union were born 1 son and 2 daughters whom he leaves to mourn his departure, together with his companion, his mother, 1 half brother and 1 half sister. He had never made a confession and was considered a wicked and sinful man; but he repented and was received into the Mennonite Church by water baptism five days before he died and was fully resigned to the will of God. He was buried March 9. Funeral services were held in the Locke Church conducted by ____ Kreider and David Burkholder. The funeral was largely attended. Text, Amos 4:12. Peace to his ashes.
Erb.-Magdalena Faney was born Dec. 2, 1846, in Illinois;
died near Woodriver, Nebr., at the home of her daughter, Feb.
28, 1913; aged 67 y. 2 m. 26 d. She was married to Joseph Beckler.
To this union were born 3 sons and 3 daughters. After Bro. Beckler's
death by drowning she was later married to Peter Erb. They lived
in matrimony until 6 months ago. She was a faithful member of
the A. M. Church from her youth. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters,
49 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. Husband, 1 son, 1
daughter, and 6 grandchildren preceded her. Funeral March 1, at
the A. M. Church near Woodriver, Nebr. Services by A. E. Stoltzfus
(Text, Jno. 14:1-16) and J. E. Zimmerman (Text, I Pet. 1:24).
"Let others seek a home below,
Which flames devour or waves o'erflow,
Be mine a happier lot to own,
A heavenly mansion near the throne."
Weaver.-Willie Weaver died Feb. 17, 1913, aged 11 d. He leaves to mourn his early departure father, mother, a brother, and a sister, 1 brother having gone on before. Buried at the Walnut Creek, Ohio, A. M. Cemetery. Services at the home by M. A. Mast. Text, Matt. 19:14. He died very suddenly of heart disease.
Miller.-Fannie Miller (nee Kauffman) was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Nov. 13, 1842; died near White Cloud, Mich., March 14, 1913; aged 70 y. 4 m. 1 d. She was married to Joseph J. Miller Nov. 30, 1865. To this union were born 4 children, 2 preceding her to the spirit world. She leaves a sorrowing husband, an aged brother and 2 children-John T. Miller and Mrs. T. U. Nelson-16 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral March 16 at the Union Church by J. P. Miller assisted by H. A. Miller. Text, Jno. 19:30. A large concourse of people assembled to show the last tribute of love to one who was near to them. Sister Miller united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to the end.
Fish.-Otho Vernon, son of John S. and Belle Fish, was born near Emma, Ind., Jan. 13, 1889; died at Genosea, Ill., March 3, 1913; aged 24 y. 1 m. 20 d. He is survived by his father, and a brother, also a host of relatives. His mother, a brother, and 2 sisters preceded him into the great beyond. His life was spent without a confession of Christ. This should be a warning to all who live carelessly and unprepared. About two months ago he with his brother went to Genosea to work on a dredge. Exposure and change of surroundings brought on typhoid fever which developed into brain fever. He was taken at once to a hospital and his father sent for. His illness covered a period of only five days. The father and brother brought the body to their home at Constantine, Mich., and from there to Shipshewana, Ind., where funeral services were held in the Congregational Church, conducted by Y. C. Miller, after which the body was laid to rest in the Miller Cemetery.
Clemmer.-A. Norman, son of Bro. Allen and Sister Alice
Clemmer, Harleysville, Pa., was born Sept. 20, 1911; died of catarrhal
fever March 8, 1913; aged 1 y. 5 m. 16 d. Our dear little son
was taken from us to enjoy a better land with the angels in heaven
where he need suffer no more. Funeral March 13 conducted by Bros.
J. Mininger, A. Clemmer, A. Derstine, and J. C. Clemens. Text,
Jno. 14:4. Interment in Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.
"Those sparkling eyes that beamed so bright
Beneath that pearly brow;
That little heart that beat so light,
Free from all care and gloom,
Are hidden from those he loved
Beneath the silent tomb.
Dear little Norman, we miss thee so!
All through the night how lonely it seems,
For no little hands wake us out of our dreams.
We miss you all through the weary hours,
We miss you as others do sunshine and flowers;
Day-time or night-time wherever we go,
Dear little Norman, we miss you so."