EHST. Levi Ehst, was born Nov. 3, 1842; died Feb. 20, 1930; aged 87 y. 3 m. 17 d. He was the last of his father's family, and the last of his own family, his wife having passed away in 1907 and only son 48 years ago. He was ailing for a number of months, but only confined to his room about 4 weeks, and bedfast only 2 days. He made his home with his niece, Mrs. Cora Oberholtzer, Bechtelsville, Pa. Funeral services Feb. 25, conducted by Brethren John S. Kriebel and E. W. Kulp. Buried in the Mennonite cemetery, Bally, Pa.
ZIMMERMAN. Ethan Terence Zimmerman came to add happiness to the home of Mr. And Mrs. Minor Zimmerman at Mt. Solon Va., Feb. 14, 1930; died four days later. During his short stay with his parents and family it seemed that the joy and sunshine of a lifetime were crowded into a few days. Besides his father and mother he leaves 1 sister (Rhoene), 4 grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by M. G. Sanger at the home. Interment in the Sangersville Cemetery.
ZEHR. Viola Anna Zehr was born in East Zora, Ont., May 12, 1920; died after an illness of four days of rheumatic fever, Jan. 25, 1930; aged 9 y. 8 m. 12 d. She leaves her bereaved parents, (Bro. and Sister Reuben and Mary Zehr), 1 brother, her grandparents on both sides, and two aged great-grandmothers. Burial at East Zora A. M. Church, Jan. 28, where a large number of friends showed their love and sympathy with the bereaved. Services were conducted by Bros. Jacob R. Bender, and C. Schrag. Texts, Matt. 18: 3 and Rom. 12: 12.
LIVINGSTONE. Moses K., son of the late John and Fannie Kaufman Livingstone, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 8, 1856; died Feb. 1, 1930; aged 73 y. 1 m. 33 d. He was from a family of 11 children of whom only three survive. These are Polly, wife of Peter Thomas, Josiah J., and David. About 48 years ago, he was married to Lena Thomas, who survives him. Many other relatives and friends survive him. He was a member of the Stahl Mennonite congregation for many years. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler and in the Stahl Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by E. L. Frey and O. N. Johns. The burial took place on the Jere Livingstone farm.
RININGER. Joseph P. Rininger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 9, 1852; died in his home in Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 20, 1930; aged 77 y. 8 m. 11 d. His wife, 2 grown sons, and two infants preceded him in death. He is survived by 3 sons, 4 daughters, grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. About two years ago he confessed Christ and was baptized at a ripe old age. He was a member of the Stahl Mennonite congregation. After his confession he often desired the prayers of others. He lingered for a long time and at last was not able to talk, though he tried. Funeral services were conducted in his home by M. J. Weaver and in the Blauch Mennonite church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by M. J. Weaver. The body was laid to rest in the Blauch Cemetery.
BAECHLER. Magdalena (Schrag) Baechler was born in Ontario, Canada; May 1, 1865, died Jan. 21, 1930, at her home in South Easthope, Ont.; aged 64 y. 10 m. 21 d. In her young years she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the A. M. Church in East Zora, and remained a faithful sister till her death. July 16, 1882, she was united in marriage to Christian Baechler, sharing with him the burdens and joys of life for more than 47 years. They were blest with 11 children, 6 of whom predeceased their mother in their infancy. She leaves her bereaved husband, 1 son, 4 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers. Funeral services conducted Jan. 24, at the home by Bro. Peter Boshart, and at the church by Bros. Peter Zehr, Jack R. Bender, and Dan S. Iutzi. Texts, Heb. 9: 27, 28, Jas. 4: 14.
HERSHBERGER. Levi D. Hershberger was born Nov. 15, 1847; died Feb. 18, 1930; aged 82 y. 3 m. 3 d. He is survived by two daughters (Susannah, wife of S. J. Thomas, and Molly at home), eight grandchildren, two brothers (Isaiah and Henry), and one sister (Polly Eash). He was preceded in death by his wife (Nancy) Dec. 24, 1894, one daughter (Almira) Aug. 2, 1890, and two brothers (Cyrus and Jeremiah). He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church nearly 60 years. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 19 at the Blough church near Holsopple, Pa., by James Saylor, Harry C. Blough and S. G. Shetler. Buried in the Blough Cemetery.
"Sweetly sleep, dear father,
With loved ones gone before;
May we all prepare to meet him
On yonder peaceful shore."
BOWERS. Daniel L. Bowers was born in Adams Co., Pa., Aug. 28, 1853; was killed in an automobile collision Nov. 26, 1929; aged 76 y. 3 m. 25 d. He was a member of the Landisville Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., for many years, a willing helper whenever called. He leaves a widow, two children, eleven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Oh, the shock was so great, being crushed and passing from life to death in the twinkling of an eye. His sudden taking away surely left a lonely home. Services were conducted at the home by Bro. Hiram Kauffman and at the church by Bros. Isaac Burbaker and John Hess. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"However painful it may be
To know that he is gone,
The thought is sweet that we may see
Him in the heavenly home."
MILLER. Laura Linkey Miller was born Aug. 13, 1893; died Feb. 20, 1930. Her husband, Clay Miller, preceded her in death nearly eight years ago, less than 2 years after their marriage. Her parents, Phares and Barbara Linkey, also preceded her in death. 2 brothers and 2 sisters remain to mourn her departure. Her illness was of a complicated nature. On the Sunday previous to her death she had been to visit her sister. On her return she walked to the door of her sister's home (with whom she had been living) and had her hand on the latch when she lost consciousness, dying the following Thursday morning without regaining consciousness. She was converted four years ago at a series of meetings held at Chestnut Hill by John S. Hess. Services were conducted from her late home and from the Chestnut Hill Church by Bros. Seth E. Ebersole and John S. Hess. Texts, John 10: 28 and Job 14: 14. Interment at the Millersville burying ground.
SNIDER. John Snider was born in Waterloo, Ont., Dec. 24, 1848; passed peacefully away Feb. 15, 1930; aged 81 y. 1 m. 22 d. On June 5, 1870, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Snyder, who preceded him in death Oct. 3, 1900. On Aug. 12, 1903, he was married to Lydia E. Bergey, who also preceded him in death on Jan. 30, 1925. To the first union were born four children, two daughters (Hannah and Almina) dying in infancy. Those who remain are two sons, (Ephraim and Urias), and eight grandchildren. Bro. Snider had the joy of seeing all his children and grandchildren converted and unite with the Mennonite Church. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. He was patiently waiting and longing to leave this world, and to go home to be with Jesus. Funeral services were held on the 18th at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of Bros. O. Burkholder and Jesse B. Martin. Text, Isa. 3: 10, 11. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
ROTH. Catharine, widow of Nicholas N. Roth, was born in France, Europe, Feb. 5, 1848; died on the old homestead now owned by her son Enos, in Fulton Co., O., Feb. 20, 1930; aged 81 y. 4 m. 15 d. She came to America with her parents when about 2 years old. She was married to Nicholas N. Roth July 24, 1879, who preceded her in death. Sister Roth was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years. Her quiet, unassuming, peaceful disposition endeared her to those with whom she came in contact. She lived a consistent Christian life, faithful to God and the Church. She leaves 2 sons (Samuel and Enos), 1 daughter (Anna, wife of Peter Yoder), 3 grandchildren, 2 foster grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the central A. M. Church Feb. 23, in charge of Bros. E. L. Frey and Edwin Yoder. Text, Col. 3: 4. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
"Farewell dear mother, sweet thy rest,
Weary with years, and worn with pain.
Farewell, till in that happy place
We shall behold thy face again."
LOGANBILL. Saloma, daughter of Peter and Anna Loganbill, was born April 6, 1858, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died Feb., 13, 1930; aged 71 y. 10 m. 7 d. In 1868 she moved with her parents to Moniteau Co., Mo. In early girlhood she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Bethel Mennonite Church near Fortuna, Mo., to which she remained a faithful member until the end. Four or five years of her life were spent as a missionary to the Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma. After the death of her parents she made her home with her sister, Mrs. W. M. Lehman of Morgan Co., Mo. Last October she came to Garden City, Mo., to spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. David Neuenschwander. On Jan. 24 she suffered a paralytic stroke and after lingering a few weeks she passed to her eternal reward. She leaves six sisters, two brothers, and a number of nieces and nephews and many friends. A short funeral service was held at the home of her sister, Mrs. David Neuenschwander, on Friday, Feb. 14, and on the 15th her body was taken to her home church in Moniteau County where funeral services were held and burial made in the cemetery there.
WOLFORD. Charles Riley, son of the late Robert and Annie Eash Wolford, was born in Holsopple, Pa., Oct. 1, 1880; died in the home of Harry Weirich near Jerome, Pa., Feb. 9, 1930; aged 49 y. 4 m. 9 d. He attended the Johnstown Bible School and left in his usual health on Friday evening for the home in which he died. On Sunday morning, he taught his Sunday school class as usual in the Blauch Mennonite Church. About 2 o'clock he went upstairs to his room where he was found several hours later in the cold embrace of death. He was subject to epileptic fits, and as he was found lying across his bed, it was thought that he passed away during one of these spells. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for about 30 years. He always took an active part in any work assigned him in the Church. His parents and two brothers preceded him in death. He is survived by two brothers and three sisters, besides other relatives and many friends. Funeral services were conducted in the home where he died by S. G. Shetler, and in the Blauch Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by L. A. Blough and J. Irvin Lehman. The body was laid to rest in the Blauch cemetery.
SHORT. Sarah Short, daughter of Henry L. and Catharine Rupp, was born in Henry Co., O., Aug. 16, 1876; died Feb. 19, 1930, at her home near Archbold, O.; aged 53 y. 6 m. 3 d. On Feb. 9, 1896, she was united in marriage to Aaron Short. To this union were born 3 sons and 4 daughters. Together they shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over 34 years. Death was due to cancer which gradually weakened her and she spent the last eleven weeks of her life in bed. She accepted Christ when young and united with the Amish Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful and true to the end. She leaves a deeply bereaved husband, 3 sons, and 3 daughters (Dennis, Mrs. Raymond Zaerr, Emmet, Earl, Ruth, and Marie) 6 grandchildren, her aged parents, 5 brothers, 2 sisters, besides a host of other relatives and friends. 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren preceded her to the glory world. We comfort our broken hearts with God's promises, for if we live as she taught us we will meet again where death can not separate. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, O., Feb. 22, conducted by Bros. Silas Weldy, S. D. Grieser, and E. B. Frey. Text, John 17: 4. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
MEYER. Jacob G., son of John Jacob and Elizabeth (Gerig) Meyer was born in Alsace, France, Oct. 16, 1846; died Feb. 16, 1930, at his home in Sterling, O.; aged 83 y. 4 m. He with his mother and brother Albert, came to America in 1872. He united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in 1874, and was a faithful and active member until death. By his presence, prayers, counsels, and means, he gave loyal support to his church. He was married to Anna Stucky in December, 1875. To this union were born 3 children (Daniel F., Mrs. David S. Schrock, and Mrs. Cyrus B. Fetzer). His wife died in 1881. In March, 1883, he was united in marriage to Mary Conrad of Louisville, O., to which union 9 children were born (Mrs. Emmet Yoder, Benjamin, Mrs. Noah Schrock, Jacob C., Mary Jane, Elmer, Emanuel, Mrs. John Lerch, and Mrs. Marvin Wenger). The widow, 12 children, 33 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends mourn his departure. He had selected the text and songs for the service. Texts, Psa. 90 and Job 19: 25 27. The funeral services were in charge of Bros. C. Z. Yoder, J. S. Gerig, and I. W. Royer. Interment in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
"Some sweet day, when life is o'er,
We shall meet above;
We shall greet those gone before,
In their home of love."
JOHNS. Nancy, daughter of John P. and Maria Yoder, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Mar. 14, 1849; died in the home of her son Ira, near Goshen, Ind., Feb. 19, 1930; age 80 y. 11 m. 5 d. She came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., in the spring of 1867 and on May 6, 1875, she was united in marriage with D. J. Johns, with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly 55 years. To this union were born 6 children. Two sons preceded her in death. Surviving her are her husband, 3 sons Ira S., Otis N., and Ray O.), one daughter (Mrs. Landan J. Pletcher)., 18 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother (J. C. Yoder), two sisters (Mrs. Wm. Schrock and Mrs. N. N. Blough), and a large number of nephews, nieces, and cousins. At the age of 16 she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. In this faith she lived over 64 years and had the pleasure of seeing all her children accepting the same faith and her husband and two sons ordained to the ministry. She fell peacefully asleep in the blessed hope of eternal rest.
"The pains of death are past,
Labour and sorrow cease,
And life's long warfare closed at last,
Thy soul is found in peace."
The funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder, D. D. Miller, and D. D. Troyer.
WITTRIG. Joseph G., son of Joseph and Anna (Gascho) Wittrig, was born at Woodstock, Can., Oct. 1, 1852. His earthly life came to a close while staying with his oldest daughter, Mrs. Litwiller, at Hopedale, Ill. Jan 22, 1930; aged 77 y. 3 m. 21 d. In February, 1855, his parents emigrated to the United States and located on a farm near Noble Ia., where he grew to manhood. When a young man he was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church near Wayland, Ia. In 1875 his membership was transferred to the Eicher Church near Noble, Ia. He served his congregation as deacon for many years. In 1928 because of physical handicaps he asked to be released from his active duties, whereupon the congregation elected him as honorary deacon, which office he held at the time of his death. On Oct. 21, 1875, he was united in marriage to Elisa Wittmer. To this union 10 daughters and 1 son were born. 12 years ago he lost the sight of one eye and 6 years later he became almost totally blind, yet he was cheerful in his affliction. On Jan. 18 he suffered two strokes which left him speechless and helpless. He passed away Jan. 22, 1930. He was preceded in death by 1 half-brother, 2 half-sisters, and his youngest sister; also by his wife in 1928, a son, and 3 daughters. He is survived by 7 daughters, 61 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, 8 brothers and sisters, and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Hopedale, Ill., at the Mennonite Church, then the remains were sent to Wayland, Ia. Funeral services were held at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church near Noble, Ia., Jan. 25, conducted by his pastor, H. J. Schrag, assisted by ____ Basinger and Daniel Graber. Interment was made in the Eicher cemetery.
"Sweetly sleep, dear uncle
With loved ones gone before.
May we all prepare to meet you
On yonder peaceful shore."
*Transcribed by Terri Harper, Utah
MOORE. John Robert, son of John and Vera (Byers) Moore, was born in Johnstown, Pa., Dec. 30, 1929; died at the same place, Mar. 1, 1930. The father, mother, one brother, grandparents, other relatives and friends survive. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler, after which the remains were taken to the Blauch Cemetery where they were laid to rest.
BOYER. Hettie, daughter of John Boyer, was born June 12, 1845; died at her home in Mumasburg, Pa., Dec. 20, 1929; aged 85 y. 6 m. 8 d. She leaves 3 brothers and 2 sisters, all over 80 years of age, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Sister Boyer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church at Mumasburg, and as long as health permitted she was at her place in the services. Funeral services from her late home and in the Mumasburg Church conducted by Bros. N. H. Mack and A. W. Myer. Interment in the Mumasburg Cemetery.
NOLT. Amos Nolt was born Jan. 15, 1856, in Groffdale, Pa.; died Feb. 26, 1930; aged 74 y. 1 m. 11 d. Amidst the infirmities of old age he fell asleep, calmly trusting his all to the Savior whom he loved and worshiped to the last day. Himself and family moved to the Bomansville, Pa., district in 1913 making his church home in that congregation. On Dec. 7, 1882, he married Fianna Nolt. Two children were born to them: Anna M. (Rittew) and Amos N. Nolt. The mother of these children together with 6 grandchildren and one great-grandchild also remain. The aged parents lived with their son Amos. One brother and one sister also survive. His mind was clear to the end. Bro. M. G. Gehman had the services at the house. Text (chosen by the departed), Luke 1: 46. Bros. John S. Hess and Isaac Geigley preached on the selected text. Services were held in the Groffdale Mennonite Church, with interment in adjoining cemetery.
GASCHO. Catherine Lichti was born in Wellesley, Ont., Mar. 21, 1864; died at her home near Kingwood, Ont., Jan. 22, 1930; aged 65 y. 10 m. 1 d. On Mar. 4, 1890, she was united in marriage to John Gascho. To this union were born 6 children, one of whom preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, 4 sons, 1 daughter, 10 grandchildren, 4 sisters, 4 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the A. M. Church, and remained faithful to the end. She had been in failing health for some time, but her death came as a shock to her family as she passed away in her sleep. Funeral services were held Jan. 24 at the home and at the Cedar Grove A. M. Church by Bros. John Gerber and Jacob Lichti.
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near
Who took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear."
LANDIS. Abram S., son of John J. and Nora (Stauffer) Landis, was born Feb. 16, 1913; died at the Lancaster General Hospital following an operation for appendicitis Feb. 10, 1930; aged 17 y. 4 d. He leaves his parents, a sister and 4 brothers (Ruth, Earl, John, Norman, and Benjamin), 1 grandfather, 1 step-grandmother. He was a regular attendant at the East Petersburg Mennonite Sunday school not having missed for three years. He gave himself to the will of God, and was received into church fellowship in the beginning of his illness by Bishop Isaac Brubaker. He bore his suffering patiently. May his early departure be the means of bringing others to Christ. Funeral services were held by Pre. Phares Forney at the house and at the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bros. Isaac Brubaker and Frank Kreider. Texts, I Sam. 20: 18 and Amos 4: 12. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps;
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our sainted Abram sleeps."
SMETTER. Gerald Burdett, oldest son of Joseph and Clara Smetter, was born near Goehner, Nebr., Aug. 27, 1921; died Feb. 21, 1930, in the Lutheran Hospital and York, Nebr., to which place he had been taken for an operation for appendicitis; aged 8 y. 5 m. 24 d. His affliction endured for only a few days, during which time he suffered much pain. He leaves a sorrowing mother and father, one brother (Donald), two sisters (Ruth and Elna), four grandparents (Wm. And Tillie Miller and Frank and Lena Smetter), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Margrete Miller), eleven uncles, nine aunts, and many cousins and friends, who have learned to know and love him during his short stay here. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church Feb. 23, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher and J. E. Zimmerman. Texts, Matt. 18: 1 15; Mk. 10: 13 17; I Pet. 1: 24, 25. Interment was made in cemetery adjoining the church.
"Dearest Gerald, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
YODER. Mary, daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Daniel Stutzman, was born near Lancaster, Ohio, Feb. 13, 1859; died at her home on the West Liberty-Bellefontaine road, South of McKees Creek Christian Church, Feb. 19, 1930; aged 71 y. 6 d. In early childhood she came with her parents to Logan Co., where she lived and served and wrought so well throughout the years. On Christmas Day, 1879, she was united in marriage to Ben D. Yoder, and to this union four sons were born (Elbe, Dolph, Leonard, and Orra). At the age of 18 she united with the Mennonite Church, living and worshipping with this communion until in 1908, when she transferred her church relations, uniting with the Christian Church at McKees Creek, remaining faithful until the end. She leaves her husband, four sons, one brother (S. B. Stutzman), two sisters (Mrs. Taylor Hartzler and Mrs. J. O. Zook), and nine grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Christian Church in West Liberty, in charge of the pastor, Robert E. Wearly, assisted by S. E. Allgyer. Interment was made in Fair View cemetery.
FRANKHOUSER. Fannie E. Frankhouser, daughter of the late Solomon and Annie Martin, was born in Washington Co., Md., Aug. 29, 1873; died at her home at Eden, Pa., Feb. 24, 1930; aged 56 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Dec. 13, 1896 she was married to Diller Frankhouser. This union was blessed with 8 children, five of whom remain to mourn her departure; (Edith, wife of Leroy B. Shirk; Lizzie, Daniel, Fannie, and Elva). She is also survived by her husband and 5 grandchildren. Two sons and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her Savior, united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained faithful till the end. She had been in failing health for the past several years, and confined to her bed for more than 3 months. Living in constant pain, she bore her suffering patiently, longing for the time when she could be with the Savior. She will be greatly missed, but "her works do follow her," for "she being dead yet speaketh." Funeral services were held at the Mellinger Mennonite Church near Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 27, conducted by Bro. John H. Mosemann. Text, Rev. 21: 4. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Rest on dear mother, your labor is o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more.
A faithful mother, true and kind
No friend on earth like you we find." The Family.
KAUFMAN. Sadie, daughter of the late Moses and Polly (Wingard) Eash, was born May 31, 1868; died Feb. 24, 1930; aged 61 y. 8 m. 23 d. She was married to Bro. Harry J. Kaufman to which union were born two children, Maggie and J. Walter. Maggie, who was married to Bro. Harley Hershberger, died in the parental home just a little less than two years ago. Sister Kaufman had a strong desire to help orphans and poor people. Two orphans (Morton Stayrook and Ralph Kissel), were brought up in this home. Since the death of her daughter, she took care of an adopted daughter, now about five years old. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for 37 years. She attended a funeral on Sunday, Feb. 16, and also visited a sick brother and sister in the Lord. On Tuesday she remained in bed and on the following Monday she passed away, the result of a stroke. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry, Jacob, Mrs. Susan Reynolds, Mrs. Katie Wissinger, Mrs. Mary Baumgardner, and Mrs. Laura Yoder. Funeral services were conducted in the home by S. G. Shetler and in the Kaufman church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by W. C. Hershberger. Every available part of the main floor of the church and part of the basement were used to accommodate the very large concourse of people who had assembled in memory of the departed one. The remains were laid to rest in the Kaufman cemetery.
MILLER. Samuel B. Miller, was born May 18, 1855, in Johnson Co., Iowa; died at Eureka, Ill., Feb. 24, 1930; aged 74 y. 9 m. 6 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he lived and died, and at the time of his death was a member of the East Union congregation. He was married Dec. 21, 1879, to Lacinda Beachy, who died July 16, 1887. To this union 5 children were born (Anson, Mrs. B. J. Kauffman, Mrs. Wm. Kitsmiler, Max, and Mrs. C. P. Webber deceased). On Oct. 24, 1889, he was again married to Amelia Swartzendruber, who died Jan. 10, 1914. To this union 11 children were born (Alma, Chris, Lloyd, Mrs. Ray Marner, Weldon, Arthur Clay, Mrs. Herbert Beachy, Mrs. Paul Snyder, George, and Raymond Leslie deceased). With the exception of a few years spent at Hesston, Kans., and Eureka, Ill., Bro. Miller lived his entire life in the community where he was born. He was the youngest and last surviving member of the Benadict and Barbara Miller family. As a young man he taught school, later owned and operated the Miller homestead until the time he retired from active life. Bro. Miller always took an active part in the work of the Church, much enjoyed and loved spiritual singing. Besides the immediate family his death is mourned by a host of near relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from the East Union Mennonite Church, Feb. 26, with burial in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery, conducted by Bro. J. L. Hershberger and D. J. Fisher.
ERNST. Pre. Christian K. Ernst was born Dec. 31, 1854, in the little village of Wellesley, Ont.; died at his home in O'Neill, Nebr., Dec. 27, 1929; aged 74 y. 11 m. 26 d. He was united in marriage to Katie Mosher on Nov. 11, 1877. To this union were born 8 sons and 3 daughters. He leaves his wife (who has been one with him in joy and sorrow for 52 years), 7 children (John J., William, Katie, Elizabeth Kennel, Christ, Albert, and Edward), 2 brothers, 5 sisters, 18 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. Amelia, David, Benjamin and Josie have gone before. They lived in New York 2 years, then moved to Ontario until 1884, when they came to O'Neill and settled on a homestead 12 miles northwest of O'Neill, where he and his family experienced the hardships known only to the old settlers on their vast prairies. It was here that he toiled long and hard that those who follow may have it better some day. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth. On Dec. 18, 1886, he was called to the ministry to serve the little Mennonite Church northwest of O'Neill, where he served faithfully to the end. Funeral services were held Dec. 29, conducted by J. E. Zimmerman of Milford, Nebr. Text, II Tim. 4: 8. He was laid to rest in the Mennonite cemetery near the church.
"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 has given,
And though the body slumbers here,
The soul is safe in heaven."
MARNER. Elmer, son of William and Cassie (Bontrager) Marner, was born near Kalona, Iowa, May 25, 1896; died at the home of his uncle, Daniel Bontrager, in Johnson Co., Iowa, Feb. 25, 1930; aged 33 y. 9 m. When 3 years of age his mother died, and a few years later the family moved to Wayne Co., Iowa. At the age of 8 years he was stricken with infantile paralysis, from which he never fully recovered. A number of years ago, while working in the railroad shops at Silvis, Ill., he met with an accident from which he was partly paralyzed, which finally terminated into a cancer of the spine, which caused his death. In his search for relief he was a patient at the Monmouth, Ill., Hospital, and several times at the State Hospital at Iowa City, where the best medical skill was employed, and on June 25, 1929, he was operated on, which only brought temporary relief. After his discharge from the hospital at Iowa City, he went to his Sister Pearle at Swan Creek, Ill., who cared for him as long as her health permitted, after which he came to the home of his uncle, Daniel Bontrager's, where he was cared for until death. Bro. Elmer accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized while in the hospital at Iowa City. He left a bright testimony of a real Christian experience. During the last months he suffered almost constantly and his pains often were almost beyond human endurance, but he bore it patiently, and often when he suffered intense pain would pray for grace to bear it. Bro. Elmer enjoyed spiritual singing and very much appreciated the young folks coming and singing for him. He was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of the young people, and especially some of his companions. Several weeks before his death he made his final funeral arrangements, choosing the minister to preach his funeral, selecting the text, and choosing the pall bearers. His death is mourned by his father, step-mother, sister (Pearle), one half-sister, two half-brothers, a number of uncles and aunts, and a host of near relatives and friends. His funeral was held from the East Union Church near Kalona, Ia., Feb. 27, conducted by Bros. J. L. Hershberger and D. J. Fisher. Text, Rev. 4: 1. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.
MYERS. Elmer E. Myers was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 27, 1878; died at his home near New Holland, Pa., Feb. 20, 1930; aged 51 y. 9 m. 23 d. On Nov. 3, 1898, he was united in marriage to Katie Musselman, who survives him. This union was blessed with five daughters, four of whom remain (Ada, wife of Elam K. Burkholder; Anna, wife of Sanford M. Groff; Esther, wife of C. Lloyd Groff; and Ruth, at home). One daughter (Mary) preceded him in death. Nine grandchildren also survive, as do his aged father (Samuel J. Myers), five sisters, and two brothers. He was converted at the age of eighteen and united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church, at which place he has been a faithful member until death. He was an invalid for many years, and suffered much at times. His joints were stiffened with arthritis deformity and it was almost 26 years that he ate his last meal himself. He was on a wheel chair for 24 years but was able to go to bed at night and rest fairly well. Six years ago he suffered a heart attack from which he never fully recovered, but was able to go away until four weeks before his death. On Feb. 3 we called a doctor and on the morning of the 7th he suffered a severe heart attack; a week later another, and four days before his death pneumonia set in. He suffered much, but bore it all patiently. Through all the years he never murmured or complained, was always cheerful, enjoyed a fully Christian life, and often said he had much to be thankful for. His advice was sought by his family as well as by many others who came to visit him from time to time, and all were admonished to follow the plain and simple teachings of the Bible. Funeral services were held from the late home on Feb. 23, with Bro. Eli Sauder in charge and further services at the Groffdale Mennonite Church. Bro. John Sauder (Text, Job 7: 7-10) and Bro. Noah Mack (Text, Job 14:14) conducted the services. Because of the large crowd in attendance, preaching services were held in the basement of the church by Bros. John Mosemann and Benjamin Wenger.
"Dear father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy trials and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow
Never shall molest thee more." The Family
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GEISER. Daniel, infant son of David and Etta Geiser, was born and died Feb. 28, 1930. He leaves his parents and four brothers and sisters. Funeral services were held at the home near Apple Creek, Ohio, by Bro. Lewis Amstutz, March 3. Interment in the Sonnenburg cemetery.
COFFMAN. Levi Coffman was born Nov. 1, 1861; died in Detroit, Mich., March 1, 1930. He was brought to Johnstown, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the Blough Mennonite Church, March 8, by L. A. Blough and Harry C. Blough. Buried in the cemetery near the church.
SMITH. William Stanley, infant son of Bro. And Sister Freil Smith, died Feb. 4, 1930; aged 22 d. Though his stay with us was short, he found a glad welcome in our home and a warm place in our hearts. But since God in His wisdom saw fit to take him away from us we submit to His will and rejoice in our eternal hope through Christ our risen Lord. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. D. F. Shenk and G. D. Shenk. Text, Matt. 18: 10. Interment in the Agee Cemetery in Gopher Valley, Oreg.
SOMMER. Roy Elson, son of Noah C. and Rosa Sommer, was born near Dalton, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1924. On Feb. 25, while going across the road after the mail, he was struck by a truck. His skull was fractured and he was immediately taken to the Massilon City Hospital. He died Feb. 28, 1930. He leaves his parents, 2 grandparents, one sister (Mabel), 3 half-sisters, and one half-brother. One infant brother preceded him in death two years ago. Funeral services were held on Sunday morning at the Sonnenburg Church by W. C. Amstutz and Lewis Amstutz. Text, Rom. 8: 13.
HEGE. Benjamin, son of Jacob and Mary Hege, was born near Scotland, Pa., Jan. 29, 1844; died very suddenly at his home in Scotland March 5, 1930; aged 86 y. 2 m. 6 d. He was married to Fannie Lehman, who preceded him in death Jan. 10, 1929. A number of nieces and nephews are left to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, March 15, in charge of ____ Koontz and ____ Lind. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Dear uncle, oft we have looked for you,
And oft we saw you come;
But now you have gone from hence away
To your celestial home."
MARTIN. Martha, wife of Emanuel S. Martin, died at her home near Culbertson, Pa.; aged 78 years. Sister Martin was for many years a faithful member of the Row Mennonite Church near Shippensburg, Pa. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Jacob, John, Mrs. T. S. Gayman, Mrs. John Myers, McClay, Marshall, and Charles; also by four brothers (Jonathan, David, Abram and Jacob Wingert), 32 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. The funeral was held Feb. 7, 1930, with services at the Mennonite Church north of Chambersburg, conducted by the brethren Harry Witmer and C. V. Martin. Text (chosen by the departed), II Tim. 4: 6 8. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
HOOLEY. Sarah A. Hooley was born June 20, 1849; died Feb. 22, 1930; aged 80 y. 8 m. 2 d. She had been in poor health for some time but bore her suffering patiently, believing firmly in the scripture that says, "The sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that shall be revealed to us." Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member until called by death. She is survived by two brothers (Stephen and Joseph), and one sister (Fannie), and a host of other relatives and friends. Service conducted at the house by Eli Kanagy and E. D. Hess. Text, Rom. 5: 20. Interment in a private cemetery on the old Hooley homestead.
HORST. Martha W. Horst, daughter of the late Michael and Rebecca Hege, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Oct. 19, 1856; died Mar. 8, 1930; aged 73 y. 4 m. 19 d. She was the last of her family, and was a faithful member of the Marion Mennonite Church since 1877. In 1876 she was united in marriage to A. L. Horst, who preceded her in death about three years. She is survived by the following children (Amos H., Mrs. Mary Hoff, Abram M., Israel C., Mrs. Amanda Martin, Mrs. Martha Miller, Mrs. Edith Lehman, D. Leslie, Ralph B., and Rhoda); also fifteen grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Marion Church, March 11, by Geo. W. Ernst, H. E. Shank, and J. Irvin Lehman. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
SAYLOR. Edith Mae, daughter of Lemon and Fannie Saylor, was born Aug. 30, 1920; died Feb. 13, 1930; aged 9 y. 5 m. 13 d. She is survived by her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Freeman, Ella, Robert, Edna, Paul, and Emma, all at home. One brother preceded her to the grave. She is also survived by one grandfather and two grandmothers. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Levi A., Blough and at the Blough Mennonite Church near Holsopple, Pa., by S. G. Shetler, H. C. Blough, and L. A. Blough. Text, Isa. 40: 6 8. The body was laid to rest in the Thomas Cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land.
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And then sometime we'll understand."
GERBER. Magdalena (Bixler) Gerber was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, June 11, 1872; died of heart failure and a complication of diseases March 2, 1930; aged 57 y. 8 m. 21 d. In her youth she joined the Swiss Mennonite Church. On Dec. 1, 1904, she was married to John C. Gerber, who with her one son (Irvin Daniel) and two daughters (Anna and Esther) survive her; also three brothers (Jacob, Daniel, and David), six sisters (Mrs. John P. Welty, Mrs. Dan S. Amstutz, Mrs. Simon S. Amstutz, Mrs. Will Gerber, Mrs. D. J. Moser, and Mrs. Albert Loganbill), and a host of other relatives. Funeral services were held on March 4 at the home by A. R. Kaiser, J. A. Lichty, and I. W. Royer, and at the Sonnenberg Church by C. N. Amstutz and I. J. Buchwalter. Text, I Pet. 1: 5, 6 and John 19: 27.
PLETCHER. William W. Pletcher was born Nov. 18, 1850; died at his home in Middlebury, Ind., Feb. 14, 1930; aged 79 y. 2 m. 26 d. On Dec. 31, 1874, he was married to Nancy Schrock. To this union were born seven children. Three preceded him in death. He leaves a wife, three sons (Landen, Curtis, and Merrill), one daughter (Mrs. Henry Hostetler), and eleven grandchildren; also four brothers and one sister. Bro. Pletcher was a hale and hearty man for his age. He took a severe cold which developed into pneumonia. He took his bed on Tuesday afternoon and in just three days he passed away. Bro. Pletcher has been an active member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Middlebury, Ind., on Sunday afternoon, Feb. 16. Services were conducted by Silas Yoder and D. D. Miller.
RIFE. Lydia S. Rife was born Jan. 27, 1867; died Feb. 23, 1930; aged 63 y. 27 d. Death was due to pleuro-pneumonia. She suffered greatly until a short while before she died, but passed away quietly and peacefully. At the age of 17 she became a member of the Strasburg Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. She is survived by her husband, A. Rush Rife, 1 son (Victor B.), 1 daughter (Mary C.), both at home, 1 grandson, 1 step-daughter (Mrs. Maurice Wenger), and 5 step-grandchildren. 2 sons, 2 daughters, and 1 grandson preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at the Strasburg Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. J. Irvin Lehman, Christ Martin, and George Ernst. Text, 1 Tim 6: 19.
"Dearest mother, thou hast left us,
Lonely are our hearts to-day,
Mother has forever passed away
But we hope to meet again, some sweet day."
LANDIS. Catherine, daughter of the late Christian and Catherine (Charles) Hoffman, was born Dec. 31, 1886; died at her home in Neffsville, Pa., March 9, 1930; aged 43 y. 2 m. 8 d. Dec 10, 1908, she was united in marriage to Bro. Ira D. Landis. To this union were born one daughter and two sons. The two sons died in infancy. Sister Landis was failing in health for about two years. Her condition was of a complicated nature. She was a faithful member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. For a number of years she was teaching the children in Sunday school. She will be greatly missed in the Church and community, but we bow and say, "God's will be done." She is survived by her husband, one daughter (Edith, wife of John S. Forry), four brothers, four sisters. Funeral services were held March 11 at her late home and at the East Petersburg Church, by the brethren N. L. Landis, John Gochnauer, and Ira Landis. Text, Jno. 14: 19. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
BRUBAKER. Catherine Ringler Brubaker was born at Woolrich, Ont., March 24, 1889; died at Brownsville, Oreg., Feb. 10, 1930; aged 40 y. 10 m. and 12 d. She was married to Joseph D. Brubaker Jan. 28, 1916. To this union were born 3 daughters and 3 sons, all of whom survive. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16 years, but through the subtlety of the enemy she became estranged from her covenant until in her early married life when she with her husband renewed their fellowship with God and the Church, remaining faithful to the end. She was very much concerned for the future welfare of her children, requesting her husband to bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. She spent her dying moments in praying and singing, exclaiming that she saw Jesus. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. N. A. Lind and G. D. Shenk. Text, Rom. 14: 7. Burial in the Alford Cemetery, north of Harrisburg, Oreg.
GROFF. Sister Anna K., wife of Bro. David B. Groff, was born May 17, 1877; died Feb. 25, 1930; aged 52 y. 9 m. 8 d. She was married Jan. 5, 1897, to David B. Groff. To this union was born 1 son who died in infancy. Later they adopted a son who survives her. She was a faithful member of the Columbia Mission of which she and her husband had charge for the last six years, as well as the work at Marietta the last two years. Her quiet, unassuming, peaceful disposition made all love her who came in contact with her. She will be missed by all those who knew her, especially in the home, as she was a faithful mother. Funeral services were held from her late home Mar. 1, and also at Mellingers Church, conducted by Bros. C. Z. Martin, Noah Risser, John Mosemann, Elmer Martin, and David Landis. Text, Rev. 21: 9 17; 21: 4.
"A precious one from us is gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home
That never can be filled." The Workers
KING. Laura Belle, youngest daughter of Marion Y. and Artie (Kauffman) King, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, May 15, 1924; died Feb. 5, 1930. For more than 3 years she was subject to attacks of epilepsy, which weakened her both mentally and physically. Her last sickness of three days, of frequent and severe attacks, was the cause of her death. Our hearts are saddened at her passing, but we know that she is safe in the arms of Jesus. She leaves her father, mother, two brothers (Hugh and Arthur), one sister (Mary Jeanette), two grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. One sister (Martha Justine) preceded her in death ten weeks ago.
"Another hand is beckoning us,
Another call is given;
And glows once more with angels' steps,
The path which reaches heaven."
Funeral services were held at the home, by Bro. J. Y. King and at the South Union Church by Bros. J. Y. King and L. L. Plank. Burial in the cemetery near the church.
WITMER. Harry S. Witmer died at his late home in Goodville, Feb. 27, 1930, after a lingering illness, being confined to his bed for about thirteen weeks. Bro. Witmer was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church, a Sunday school teacher and superintendent for many years. He served for a number of years on the board of trustees, taking an active part in the various activities of the Church. He gave much encouragement to the sewing circle, in which members of his family are actively engaged. He was one of the older members who took a very great interest in the young people, speaking often very encouragingly of the work of the young people's meeting, of which the grandchildren are active members. In his sickness he was very patient. Loving hands and hearts did all they could, but notwithstanding it all, he peacefully passed away, aged 65 y. 28 d. He is survived by his widow, one daughter (Annie, wife of Wayne S. Martin), one son (Martin), eight grandchildren, and a host of friends. Funeral was held March 3 with services at the house by Bro. George N. Good, and the brethren John W. Weaver and I. B. Good at the Goodville meeting house. Text, Jno. 11: 35. Interment at Goodville.
BURKHOLDER. Barbara (Bally) Burkholder was born near Roanoke, Ill., Mar. 12, 1852; died at her home near Goshen, Ind., Feb. 25, 1930, of complications; aged 77 y. 11 m. 15 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until her death. She grew up to young womanhood in the vicinity of Roanoke and on Dec. 3, 1874, was united in marriage to Henry S. Burkholder of near Harrisburg, Pa. They continued to live there until the spring of 1881, when they moved to Cullom, Ill., where her companion passed to his eternal home, June 8, 1904. To this union three sons were born (John, Henry, and Frank, who preceded her in death on May 29, 1929). In February, 1921, she with her two sons, John and Frank, moved to their present home near Goshen, Ind., where she lived until her death. Surviving her are two sons, six grandchildren, and three brothers (Samuel Bally, Henry Bally, and Peter Bally). She was confined to her bed for nearly two years and bore her afflictions with much patience. She was a devoted mother, and her life and example will long be remembered. Funeral services Feb. 27 were held at the home by A. L. Buzzard and Noah Oyer. Text, II Cor. 5: 1. Interment in the Prairie Street Cemetery near Elkhart, Ind.
LANTZ. Mary Lantz was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Oct. 11, 1846; died Feb. 28, 1930; aged 83 y. 4 m. 17 d. When about five years of age she was taken into the home of David and Barbara Miller, then of Holmes Co., Ohio. This family of three moved to Howard County, Indiana, about 1853. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church, where she remained a faithful member until death. She was united in holy wedlock to Joseph J. Lantz Dec. 30, 855, at the home of her foster parents, with whom she and her family lived, and they cared for them until their death. To this union were born thirteen children, three of whom preceded her into the spirit world-Ellen and William in their infancy, and Barbara Kaufman. Her husband (Joseph Lantz) also departed this life Apr. 4, 1895. The children surviving their mother are Andrew, Monroe, Harvey, Henry, John, Emery, Mellissa Troyer, Celina Miller, Joseph and Ira. Forty-six grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends survive.
"The memory of by-gone years,
My mother's love, my mother's tears,
The thought of all her constant cares,
Will bring the answer to her prayers."
Funeral was held on March 5 at the Mennonite Church near Amboy, Ind., by E. A. Mast and J. S. Horner. Text, Job 14: 14, 15.
LOUCKS. Martin R., son of Jacob S. and Mary (Saylor) Loucks, was born at Scottsdale, Pa., March 29, 1857; died in Connellsville State Hospital March 8, 1929; aged 72 y. 11 m. 9 d. He lived on the old homestead where he was born until the year 1912, after which he lived with different ones among his brothers and sisters. He was of a jovial disposition, an untiring worker, generally loved by those who knew him. For many years he worked in the Mennonite Publishing House, one of the most industrious workers in the institution. Several months ago his health began to fail, which compelled him to discontinue his work in the Publishing House. He died of a complication of diseases. Though friendly to the Church and interested in religion, he had never publicly owned his Lord until a few months before his death. He called for the elders of the Church, and was baptized Oct. 26, 1929. He leaves the following brothers and sisters: David, Aaron, Abram, John, George, Mrs. Ada Martin, Mrs. C. A. Brilhart; also nephews and nieces and a large circle of friends. Funeral services at Scottdale Mennonite Church, March 11, conducted by J. A. Ressler assisted by J. K. Bixler, J. A. Brilhart, and Daniel Kauffman. Text, Rev. 21: 3, 4. Buried in Scottdale Cemetery.
[Date of death was transcribed as it was written. It should probably be March 8, 1930. (Ruth Schrock)]
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JOHNS. Sister Evann Johns was born Dec. 9, 1857; died March 7, 1930; aged 72 y. 2 m. 28 d. She was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church, and is survived by her husband and two sons, Frank and Landis. Funeral services were held March 10 at the New Danville, Pa., Church, conducted by Brethren A. B. Harnish and John Charles. May God comfort the bereaved.
HERSHEY. Minnie B., wife of J. J. Hershey, was born July 15, 1872; died Feb. 26, 1930; aged 57 y. 7 m. 11 d. Sister Hershey was a model member of the Church, taking obediently the teaching of the Mennonite Church and her daily life was highly commendable. She leaves her husband and 3 married daughters (Susie Risser, Florence Martin, and Barbara Bollinger). Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Harvey S. Grove and H. H. Loose. Burial in the Graber church cemetery near Menges Mills, Pa.
HEGE. Benjamin, son of Jacob and Mary Hege, was born near Scotland, Pa., Jan. 29, 1844; died at his home in Scotland, Mar. 6, 1930; aged 86 y. 2 m. 6 d. He was married to Sister Fannie Lehman, who died Jan. 10, 1929. A number of nieces and nephews are left to mourn his departure. He was a member of the Lutheran Church, but was a frequent attendant at the Mennonite Church, having donated quite liberally to some of her institutions. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Mar. 10, in charge of Bro. D. E. Kuhns and R. W. Lind of the Lutheran Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
BARD. Simon Snyder Bard was born March 17, 1862; died March 10, 1930; aged 67 y. 11 m. 23 d. He was married to Emma Brubaker who preceded him in death a little over three years ago. Two children survive (Elvin A., and Mary Lockert) and 4 step-children; also 4 brothers; and 3 sisters. Bro. Bard united with the Mennonite Church at Chestnut Hill in 1917, and his place was seldom vacant until his health began to fail. Services were held at his late home by S. E. Ebersole and at the Chestnut Hill Church by Bros. Isaac Brubaker and S. E. Ebersole. Texts, II Cor. 4: 17; 5: 1 10; Rev. 16: 15. Interment in the Rohrerstown Cemetery.
HESS. Maria (Horst) Hess, widow of Peter Hess, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., July 20, 1850; died March 5, 1930; aged 79 y. 7 m. 15 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained faithful till death. She is survived by one brother (Jos. L. Horst), 3 step-children (Christian B., Mary S., and Anna Hess), 3 grandchildren, 4 nieces, 3 nephews, and many friends. She was kind and loving to all. Funeral services were held from the Slate Hill Mennonite Church near Shiremanstown, Pa., March 8, in charge of Bros. Denton Martin of Smithburg, Pa., and Harry Longenecker of Middletown, Pa. Texts, Rev. 14: 13; Heb. 10: 38. Interment in Slate Hill Cemetery.
MERILLAT. Robert Lee, son of Eldon and Sylvia Merillat, died Mar. 11, 1930; aged 8 weeks. Robert was a frail child but was gaining in weight and strength until Saturday, March 8, when he became seriously ill and suffered intensely until Tuesday morning when he passed away. He leaves his sorrowing parents, grandparents, 1 great-grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church near Archbold, O., conducted by E. B. Frey and S. S. Wyse. Text, Matt. 11: 26. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
"A little flower of love,
That blossomed but to die,
Transplanted now above
To bloom with God on high."
DENLINGER. Mary Ann, wife of Aaron Denlinger, died very suddenly of acute dilation of the heart at her home in Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 22, 1930, in her eighty-third year. She was a daughter of Abram and Frances Hess Deffenbaugh. Besides her husband she is survived by a son and a daughter, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, and 1 sister. She accepted Christ in her youth and was a faithful member of the Church. Funeral services were held at Mellingers Mennonite Church by Bro. John Mosemann. Text, Psa. 8: 4. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near
Who took from earth to Heaven
One we loved most dear."
BEANER. William, son of George and Mary Beaner was born in Somerset Co., Pa., June 29, 1849; died in his home in Bowne, Mich., March 12, 1930; aged 80 y. 8 m. 12 d. He grew to manhood near the place of his birth and was married to Magdalena Blough Sept. 15, 1873. In April, 1876, they came to Bowne, Mich., and have lived in this community for nearly fifty-four years. He was well-known and respected as a kind neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand where needed. In the home he was a kind and devoted husband. Though failing in health during the last year, he was in his usual health when stricken March 7. All that loving care and medical aid could do could not stay the death messenger for God saw fit to call him Home. He is survived by his companion, 1 sister (Mrs. Rebecca Long), 1 brother (John), a number of other relatives, and many friends and neighbors. Funeral services were held in the Bowne Mennonite Church conducted by Ira S. Johns. Text, 11 Sam. 14: 14. Burial in the cemetery.
HERSHEY. Minnie B. Hershey, daughter of Samuel B. Throne, was born July 15, 1873; died Feb. 26, 1930; aged 57 y. 7 m. 11 d. She was married to Jacob Hershey of near Menges Mills, Pa., where she lived and died. She had been in failing health for several years, had a stroke of paralysis, but had recovered from that so that she was able to go about some and attend to household duties. Her death was caused by heart failure, and she had been a sufferer from diabetes. Her passing was very unexpected, as she had been about until the morning of her death. She is survived by her husband, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 1 sister, who mourn the loss of a devoted wife and mother and friend. She was a member of Garber's Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held by Bros. Harry Loose and Harvey Grove. Text, I Tim. 5: 10.
"Rest on dear mother, thy labors are o'er.
Those loving hands will toil no more.
A faithful mother, true and kind
No friend on earth like her we'll find."
KAUFMAN. Sister Hettie, wife of Isaac S. Kaufman, Davidsville, Pa., was born Aug. 21, 1860; died March 15, 1930; aged 69 y. 6 m. 24 d. She was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church, Johnstown district, Pa. Oct. 19, 1879, she was married to Isaac S. Kaufman, who survives her-also the following brothers and sisters: Mary Gildner, Elizabeth Layman, John J. Kaufman, Levi W. Kaufman, and Isaac W. Kaufman. While our departed sister suffered much for some years physically and almost losing her eyesight, she bore it all patiently. Her life was a devoted life to the service of God. Much reading in her earlier life gave her a knowledge of God's Word that proved a pleasure and benefit to her during her afflictions. May we profit thereby. Funeral services were held at the Kaufman Church in charge of Wm. C. Hershberger assisted by the brethren, L. A. Blough and Irvin Holsopple, where a large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed sister and her relatives. Interment in the Kaufman Cemetery.
MILLER. Elizabeth Yoder Miller, daughter of Stephen and Magdalena Yoder, was born Nov. 8, 1846, in Holmes Co., O.; died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Mahlon Schlabaugh, Feb. 1, 1930; aged 83 y. 2 m. 23 d. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church at Walnut Creek in 1867 and remained faithful to the end. She was of a peaceful, quiet disposition, devoted to her family and church, a friend to all who knew her, and by whom she will be greatly missed. She came to Iowa in 1870 and was married to Lewis Miller, Mar. 11, 1880. To this union were born 4 children. Her husband died in 1910. She leaves 1 son, 2 daughters, 3 brothers, 26 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. For the past eight months she had been confined to a chair; and although at times she seemed to improve, and physicians and loving hands did all they could for her, her race was run. She suffered greatly with cancer, but endured it patiently. Funeral services were held at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mahlon Schlabaugh, Feb. 3, conducted by Bros. S. G. Kemp, C. M. Yoder, and Joe C. Brenneman. Burial was in the Miller Cemetery.
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