May 7, 1931 - Vol. XXIV, No.6 - page 127
Rock.- Vivian Irene, infant daughter of Roy and Esther Rock died at the home of her parents in Pond Bank, Pa., April 22, 1931 after a brief illness; aged 3m. 3d. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Laban Wingert and at the church at Pond Bank by Harvey E. Shank. Text, Jer. 31:15-17. Interment in the Mt. Zion cemetery near Mont Alto. May the Lord comfort the bereaved parents.
Reigsecker.- Marie, infant daughter of Leander and Mabel Greiser Reigsecker was born and died Feb. 11, 1931. She leaves to mourn her death her parents, 4 grandparents and many uncles and aunts. Short services were held Feb. 12 at the home conducted by Bro. Silas Yoder. Interment in the Miller cemetery. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
"Budded on earth,
To bloom in heaven,"
By an aunt
Roth, - Shirley, infant daughter of Bros. and Sister C.B. Roth, was born near Albany, Ore., Feb. 17, 1931; died April 3, 1931. Her death was caused by indigestion. She leaves to mourn her early departure her father and mother, 1 brother , 7 sisters, 3 grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Little Shirley lived to blossom only a few days and has gone to bloom forever in heaven above. Funeral services were held April 6 at Albany Mennonite Church by Bros. C.C. Steckley and N.A. Lind. Text, Isa. 40:11. Interment in Riverside cemetery.
Tucker, - Isaac B. Tucker was born near Greenwood, Del., Dec. 25, 1850; died April 20, 1931; aged 80y. 3m. 26d. He leaves to mourn his departure 1 daughter, 1 son, 1 brother, 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He joined the Greenwood Mennonite Church in 1926 and was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Nevin Bender and Eli Swartzendruber.
Dear Father, thou art not forgotten
Though on earth you are no more,
Still in memory thou art with us
As you always were before.
By a daughter.
Reinhardt.- John Arthur Reinhardt, oldest son of Orie
A. and Mildred (Martin) Reinhardt, was born June 10, 1929, at
Kouts, Ind.; died April 20,1931; aged 1y. 10m. 20d. He was apparently
in good health until six days before his death which was caused
by uremic poisoning. All that loving hands could do was of no
avail and God saw fit to call our darling to Himself, and we humbly
bow to his will. He was preceded in death by an infant brother,
Orie Junior, who was born April 5, 1931 and lived six hours. Thus
two have left this home in two weeks, time. Surviving are the
parents, four grandparents, four great-grandparents, and many
other relatives and friends. Both funeral sermons were preached
by Bros. Dean Birky and J.Z. Birky.
They shall not return to us but we shall go to them.
Yet again we hope to meet them,
When the day of life is fled
Then in heaven with joy to greet them
Where no farewell tear is shed.
Bontrager.- John M. Bontrager was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Feb 27, 1870; died in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 18, 1931; aged 61y. 1m. 21d. Death was caused by heart trouble. He united with the Old Order A.M. Church in his early year and later transferred his membership to the Conservative A.M. Church of which he was a member till he died. He was united in marriage to Mary A. Eash Jan. 28, 1892. Surviving him are his wife, 2 sons, Tobias and Manasses, 6 daughters, Mrs. Levi J. Eash, Mrs. V.D. Yoder, Mrs. Bert Yoder, Mrs. Homer Yoder, Katie and Salome; 22 grandchildren and his aged father. Pre. Manasses J. Bontrager. Funeral services were held April 20, at the Townline Church, where a large concourse of relatives and friends had gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to the departed brother. Services were conducted by Bros. Manasses Miller, John J.S. Yoder, Samuel Hostetlerand Eli J. Bontrager. Text, II Cor. 5; Gal. 6:7-9; Rev. 22.
Hildebrand.- Ephraim Timothy Hildebrand, music writer and publisher, whose songs have been appearing in numbers of song books throughout the country and occasionally in our Sunday school quarterlies, passed to his eternal reward March23, 1931; aged 65y. 2m. 5d. He was reared in Rockingham Co., Va., near the towns of Dayton and Bridgewater where much of his musical talent was exercised in the Bridgewater College, a Church of the Brethren school; and at Shenandoah College, a United Brethren school. He also served a number of other schools in his profession. He is survived by his wife and 3 children. His parents and other members of his family belong to the Mennonite Church but his membership was with the United Brethren Church. Brief funeral services were held at the home and at the Weaverland Mennonite Church near Harrisonburg, Va. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Bro. H.B. Keener was assisted by J. Silor Garrison, minister of the Reformed Church. Text, II Cor. 1:9,10. Songs written by the desceased were effectively sung in his memory.
Stemen.- Isaac B., son of Samuel and Magdalena Stemen,
was born in Allen Co., Ohio, Dec. 22, 1843; died April 20, 1931,
having spent his entire life of 87y. 3m. 28d. in Allen County.
Nov.7, 1867, he was united in marriage to Lydia (Brenneman) Stemen.
To this union were born 4 sons and 5 daughters. He leaves 6
Amanda, with whom he made his home, Simeon, Rhoda, Lydia, and
Martha) 49 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and
1 sister, and a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his
departure. His wife, 3sons, 6 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild
preceded him to the great beyond. He was united with the Mennonite
Church soon after his marriage, and he served the Church in various
capacities such as being the first of two superintendents of the
Sunday school, teacher, chorister, etc. and always maintained
a keen interest in the various activities of the Church.
"He goes-and following him afar across the foam,
We glimpse, beyond the flood, a happier and sunnier shore
To which he journeys as a traveler going home.
So we ne'er recall him, could we bring him back once more."
Services were held at the Salem Church near Elida, Ohio, April 22, in charge of Bro. S.E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. J.M. Shenk.
Lantz.- Lydia M. Lantz, daughter of John and Mary Bontrager, was born Sept. 21, 1847 in Fairfield Co., O.; she departed this life Apr. 20, 1931; aged 83y. 6m. 29d. On November 26, 1868 she was united in marriage with Joseph J. King. To this union three children were born: Daniel, with whom she made her home for the last 9 years; Levi, who died in infancy; and John. After seven years of happy wedded life her companion was taken by death. In 1902, after 27 years of widowhood she was married to Levi Z. Lantz of Champaign Co., O. He died 1921. Since that time she has lived with her son, Daniel in Allen Co., Ohio. Grandma Lantz, life was one long ministry of service to others. In her younger years no night was too dark or cold for her to go to minister to the sick and dying. She loved her Bible and read it every day. When her youngest son left home for college she placed a Bible in his hand with the admonition: "Son, the one thing needful." She lived her profession. Her life is well summarized in the last twenty-two verses of the last chapter of Proverbs, - the description of a virtuous woman. In girlhood she became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church and remained a loyal and devoted member to the last. She leaves to mourn her loss; 2 sons, 1 brother, 5 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and a host of friends. A short service was held at the Salem Church, Allen Co., O., April 22, in charge of Bro. J.M. Shank. Another service was held at the South Union Church near West Liberty, O., April 23, in charge of Bros. S.E. Allgyer and John Y. King. Burial in South Union cemetery.
Bittinger.- Henry Bittinger was born at Bittinger, Md., Aug. 5, 1847; died of pneumonia, at Springs, Pa., April 23, 1931; aged 83y. 8m. 18d. He was the son of Solomon and Hannah Faust Bittinger. In early life he accepted Christ as his Savior, uniting with the church of his parents. Later through fellowship and association in the church and community in which he lived, learning that some of the things the God commanded in His Word were no longer followed in the church of his early choice, and not feeling satisfied with infant baptism, he requested membership in Springs Mennonite Church. He was baptized and received on Feb. 19, 1930. To this faith he was faithful until death. He was married to Susan Fuller, daughter of David Fuller, Dec. 4, 1887. To this union were born two sons and two daughters. An infant son preceded him in death Elmer with whom he made his home, Florence and Mabel survive. Besides the widow and children, he is survived by 7 grandchildren, and many nephews and nieces, and a host of relatives and friends. Out of a family of 9 sons and 3 daughters, he is survived by one sister, the oldest in the family. As death approached he spoke of seeing the family above. His strong desire was to depart and to be with the Lord. Funeral services were conducted in the home be S.G. Shetler. At the Springs Church, S.G. Shetler spoke on the text, "Thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age." J.A. Ressler made some fitting additional remarks. M.B. Miller also assisted in the services. The church was filled with people from the community and a number that had come from other localities. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
Swartzendruber.- Samuel J. Swartzendruber was born near
Wellman, Iowa, Feb. 17, 1892; died on the place of his birth Apr.
23, 1931; aged 39y. 2m. 6d. He united with the Amish Mennonite
Church in his youth, remaining a faithful member until death..
On Feb. 4, 1917 he was united in marriage with Lucy Miller and
to this union were born 8 children, 2 daughters having died in
infancy. The 6 children living are; Ellen Louise, Owen Lewis,
Joseph Dale, Mary Lois, William Loran, Wilma Lorene. These together
with the bereft mother and companion are left to mourn this sudden
departure. He also leaves his sorrowing parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Joseph P. Swartzendruber; three brothers, Peter, Waldo and Lewis;
two sisters, Barbara, wife of M.W. Miller, and Katie; and many
other relatives and friends. Samuel was blessed with exceptionally
good health until 5 days before his death when he was taken ill
with influenza and within a very short time blood poisoning developed,
which came from several small scratches on one hand. The latter
ailment terminated in his death. The suffering which he bore was
intense, all of which he patiently endured until God saw fit to
relieve him. He took an active and willing part in church and
Sunday school work, seemingly always glad, as God gave him grace
to do his part. We again are reminded of the frailty of man, the
shortness of time, and the need of being prepared for that great
change that will eventually come to us all.
Goodbye, dear husband, goodbye,
To part with you is, oh so hard;
But we hope to meet you on yonder shore
Where pain and sorrow are feared no more.
Funeral services were held Apr. 26, 1931, at the Upper Deer Creek Church, conducted by J.L. Hershberger and A.C. Swartzendruber in German, and E.G. Swartzendruber in English, from the texts Rom. 8:28; I Sam. 20:3; Prov. 27:1; Jas. 4:13,14.
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Roark.- James Isaac Roark was born Jan. 17,1848; died
at the home of his son, J.M. Roark, at Sagrada, Mo., April 29,
1931; aged 83 y. 3 m. 12 d. At the age of 24 he was married to
Emma Enloe in Cole Co., Mo., to which union were born four sons
and three daughters. In early life he with his wife were baptized
into the Church of Christ which membership they held until their
death. Burial in Cable Ridge Cemetery. Funeral service conducted
by J.P. Brubaker.
"For many suns his life ebbed on,
Teeming with warmth and cheer;
Now he may live the fuller life,
He only dreamed of here."
Gascho.- Barbara Erb, widow of the late Bishop John Gascho, was born near Baden, Ont., Feb. 2, 1835; died at the home of one of her step-grandchildren (Mrs. Jacob B. Iutzi. in Baden), March 23, 1931; aged 96 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was the second wife of the late Bishop John Gascho who proceeded her in death a little over 21 years ago. No children were born to this union. In her early years she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Amish Mennonite Church in Wilmot, of which she was a faithful member until death. She was the last member of a family of 11 children and died of infirmities from of old age. She leaves the following children : Mrs. John Steinman, Christian, Jacob, Mrs. D.H. Steinman, David, Menno, Daniel, and many other friends and relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Peter Boshart and at the Steinman Church by Dan Lebold and Jacob R. Bender. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Brenneman.-Susan E., daughter of the late Isaac and
Anna E. Shenk and wife of John H. Brenneman (deceased), was born
Nov. 4, 1865; died April 7, 1931; aged 65 y. 5 m. 3 d. She is
survived by 3 sons (Harry S., John S., and I. Jacob), 4 grandchildren.
1 sister (Mrs. Emma Harnish), 1 brother (Henry E. Shenk) and many
other relatives and friends. Her husband preceded her in death
11 years. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly
missed in the home and community. She was always ready in her
kind and quiet way to help all who were in need. She was a faithful
member of the New Danville, Pa., Mennonite congregation, her seat
being seldom vacant. Funeral services were held at the home by
Bro. Jacob H. Thomas and at the church by Bros. John H. Mosemann,
Aaron Harnish, and Maris W. Hess. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache
That is hid behind the smile."
Kauffman.-Mrs. Phares G. Kauffman was born Aug. 2, 1866;
died April 20, 1931; aged 64 y. 8 m. 18 d. She was about her duties
and seemed apparently in good health when she was stricken and
death came almost instantly. Although our hearts are broken, we
feel that our loss is her eternal gain and by the grace of God
we hope to so live to meet her some day in that land where the
parting hand is unknown. Besides her sorrowing husband, she leaves
2 daughters (Mrs. Clayton F. Sensenig of Lititz Pike and Mrs.
Harry H. Bucher), and 1 son (Phares F. Kauffman). There are also
6 grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted April 23 from
her late home in East Petersburg, Pa., by Bro. Isaac Brubaker
and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. John Gochenaur
and Henry Lutz. Text, Psa. 116: 15.
"All is over; hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over; cares are ended,
And dear Mother is at rest."
Gerber.- Sarah (Troyer) Gerber was born in Holmes Co.,
Ohio, Feb. 14, 1855; died April 28, 1931; aged 76 y. 2 m. 14 d.
She was united in marriage to Amos Gerber Oct. 4, 1874, who preceded
her in death 1 year and 14 days. To this union were born 4 sons
and 3 daughters. One daughter and 2 sons preceded her in death.
The following children survive: Mrs. Harvey Mullet (at whos home
she died), Lawrence, George, and Mrs. Anna Mast. She leaves 21
grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Daniel Troyer,
Abraham Troyer, Jacob Troyer and Mrs. Nick Schweitzer, and Mrs.
Sam Schweitzer. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church
until her death. Funeral services were held May 1 at the home
of her daughter (Mrs. Harvey Mullet) and at the Walnut Creek A.M.
Church, conducted by A.W. Miller and Edward Shepfer. Texts, Job
7:9,10 and rev. 14:13.
"We,re glad, if God thought best
To end her troubles and give her rest,
In heaven to sing with angels fair,
May our names too, be written there!
That we may again Grandmother meet
And walk with her through the golden street."
Brunk.- Lydia, daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Zook, was born in 1884 in Woodford Co., Ill., died at Handsboro, Miss., April 30, 1931. She was married to Bro. D.S. Brunk Feb. 2, 1930. She became seriously ill and was taken to the hospital on April 4 for a major operation; was there two weeks, then taken to her home. She was so happy to be in her home again. She was planning to get well until Thursday forenoon, when she became worse; in the evening at five-thirty she peacefully fell asleep. She was fully resigned and said she was ready to go. She told her husband she was only going before, and would wait for him over there. Short funeral services were held at Handsboro, conducted by Bro. Levi Yoder and Bro. Flint of the Baptist Church of Handsboro, preached from I Thes. 4:13-18. She made many friends during her short life at Handsboro. She graduated from the Hesston Bible School and latter worked at the Mennonite Mission in Chicago until the death of her sister Amelia. She came home to be with her father who passed away in October, 1929. She was united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was a faithful member and worker until death . She leaves her sorrowing husband, brothers , sisters and other relatives, and a host of friends. Father, mother, seven brothers and two sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Mason, Iowa, Mennonite Church, Bros. Nickolas Stoltzfus and A. R. Egli in charge. Burial in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Frank.- Gertrude Frank (nee Risser) was born near
Pa., Aug. 26, 1891; died April 18, 1931, of a heart attack; aged
39y. 7m. 22d. She is survived by her husband (Bro. Ira S. Frank,
professor at Bethany College, Bethany, W. Va.), her parents(Bro.
and Sister Amos N. Risser), 2 sisters (Mrs. Roy Greider and Mrs.
Jacob H. Risser), and 1 brother ( Ira L. Risser). Sister Frank
graduated from the Lancaster General Hospital School of Nursing
in 1922, following her profession until her marriage to Bro. Frank
on Sept. 10, 1925. In the spring of 1911 she united with the Risser
Mennonite congregation, being on of a class of 39. She is the
second one of that class to be called home. A few hours before
she passed away she called for her bishop, Bro. Noah W. Risser,
have a desire to once more partake of the sacred emblems which
signify the broken body and shed blood of our Lord and Master,
after which she peacefully fell asleep. Funeral services April
22 were conducted at the home of her parents by Bro. Noah W. Risser
and at the Risser Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah W. Risser and
John W. Weaver. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in the adjoining
"She has gone through the gate to another land,
Led by the Master,s hand,
Where everything is kind and good,
Where everyting is understood.
So we try to believe that the One above
Has taken her home as an act of love."
Harrington.- Jacob Harrington, 71, died in his home at Wakarusa, Ind., after being ill for five weeks with complications caused by ear trouble. The son of John and Mary Harrington. He was born July 25, 1859, in Canada and came to the vicinity of Wakarusa with his parents when three years old where he grew to manhood. On March 12, 1883, he married Mary Trysinger, with whom he lived on a farm with near Wakarusa. Sometime later they moved to Wakarusa and he was employed at the Metal Forming Co., in Elkhart for about seven years, prior to five years ago when he became ill with blood poisoning. He was converted in the spring of 1909, and on April 24, was baptized at which time he was received as a member in the Mennonite Church and as a brother in the Holdeman congregation. Bro. Harrington was a man of strong religious convictions, true to his Master until the end. Surviving are his wife and five children (Chester and Harry Harrington, Mrs. Eli Hunsberger, Mrs. A.J. Dullinger, and Mrs. Guy Burkhart). One son (Forrest ) died on March 24, 1929 at the age of 25. there are also 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (David and Amos Harrington) , 2 sisters (Mrs. Isaac Flickinger and Mrs. Seth Eby). He was a man universally respected and loved by all who knew him. A neighbor not to be forgotten. His love for children was marked, and he alway greeted them with a cheery word. The funeral was held at the Olive Church, conducted by Brethren David A. Yoder and Silas Weldy. Text, Jno. 17:4. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Eigsti. - Joseph C., son of Joseph and Magdalene (Nafsinger) Eigsti, was born Jan. 26, 1870, near Morton, Ill. Here he spent his boyhood days. Later he moved to Tiskilwa, Ill., where he lived till his marriage. On Sept. 12, 1895, he was married to Anna M. Zierlein. To this union were 3 son and 4 daughters, 1 son dying in infancy. After his marriage he moved to the farm house west of Mason, Iowa, where he has since resided. He passed away April 25, 1931, in the hospital in Rochester, Minn., aged 61y. 2m. 29d. He enjoyed good health all of his life until the last year, when his general health began to break down, but he was still able to be about and discharge all of his duties. About six weeks ago his condition became more acute. Following a physical examination he was advised to go to Rochester Minn., where he submitted to an operation. He apparently stood the operation well and seemed on the road to recovery. The day of his death he was able to walk to the room where he was to receive medical attension. Immediately afterwards he collapsed and passed away. Death was caused by a blood clot passing to the respiratory organs. He was a man of sterling Christian character. He was held in high esteem by the Church which he served as minister for 32 years, and also by the community in which he lived. Although he was a man who enjoyed life to the fullest, yet he experianced great trials and sorrows, which he bore with the utmost patience and optimism. Few people could fully appreciate the burden he was carring because of this cheerful bearring and disposition before his family and friends. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained an earnest and loyal Christian until his death When first coming to Manson he missed church priviledges of his faith so much that he was one of those instrumental in establishing a Mennonite church at this place. At the age of 29 he became the first minister of this congregation which he has served continuously and faithfully. The Church loses a good councellor and the family a kind and loving husband and father. He leaves his wife, 6 children (Mrs. Walter Yordy, Mrs. Nick Stoltzfus, Walter, Arthur, Rose and Eileen), 2 grandchildren (Richard and Edith Yordy), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Kauffman and Mrs. Lydia Saltzman), 2 brothers (Daniel and Samuel), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Manson Mennonite Church by Bro. A.C. Good of Sterling, Ill., assisted by A.R. Egli.
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Sagaster.- Martha Sagaster died in Hannibal, Mo., April 12, 1931. Funeral at O'Donnel's undertaking parlors. She had been a member of the Church for two years. She leaves a number of children to mourn their loss, as well as many friends and neighbors. Funeral conducted by Bro. J.M. Kreider assisted by Bro. Harry R. Buckwalter.
Boll.- Ray Harold, infant son of Bro. David and Sister
Edna Moyer Boll, died at the home of his parents April 18, 1931,
near Manheim, Pa., aged 6 m. 16 d. He was ill for only a short
time. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. John
Snavely and at Hernley's Church by Bros. Isaac Brubaker and Abraham
Risser. Text Job 14: 2. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Yet again we hope to meet him
When the day of life has fled.
Then in heaven with joy to greet him,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Paulus.- Arthur Llewellyn, son of Levi and Mary M. Paulus, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 20, 1877; died April 22, 1931 at the home of his daughter in Elkhart. Services at the home in charge of D.A. Yoder, and at the Jamestown M.E. Church in charge of O.C. Vernon, pastor, assisted by Fred Wilde and W.A. Menaugh. Death resulted from a nervous breakdown and complications. Burial in the Olive Cemetery. He leaves five children (Mrs. O.J. Thorpe, Mrs. Lewis Hoover, Albert C., Victor N., and Mary M.), three grandchildren, a father, a sister, a brother, and a host of friends. He is much missed in the community as a neighbor and friend.
Gerber.- Sarah (Troyer) Gerber born near Walnut Creek, O., Feb. 14,1855; died of cerebral hemorrhage in Sugar Creek, O., April 28, 1931; aged 76y. 2m. 14d. Her sickness lasted only a few days. She was united in marriage to Amos Gerber, Oct. 4, 1874 who died in April, 1930, of the same disease. She leaves 2 sons, 2 daughters, 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers, 2 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Walnut Creek A.M. Church in her younger years. She was a faithful member to the end. Burial in adjoining cemetery. The service was opened by Ed. Shepfer of the Brethren Church and conducted by A.W. Miller. Text, Job 7:9,10.
Troyer.- Nancy S. (Sommers) Troyer was born in Pennsylvania, Dec.5, 1843; died in Walnut Creek, Ohio, April 24, 1931; aged 87y. 4m. 19d. She was united in marriage to M.H. Troyer March 12, 1865. This union was blessed with 2 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in widowhood 7y. 6m. She leaves 2 son and 2 daughters, 14 grandchildren, 1 sister, 1 half-sister, 3 half-brothers. In her younger years she united with the Walnut Creek A.M. Church. Death was caused by bronchial pneumonia, which lasted only a few days. The service at the house and at the church was opened by A.W. Miller whose text was Psa. 23: 90. Lester Hostetter used Matt. 25, and Ed. Shepfer Micah 2:10. Burial at the adjoining cemetery.
Fenton.- George Harvey Fenton was born in Illinois,
Oct. 27, 1866; died near Philadelphia, Mo., May 7, 1931; aged
64y. 6m. 10d. He was married to Adeline Detwiler March 30, 1910.
He Leaves his wife, two foster children (May and Frank), one sister
(Mary Coleman), a brother in South Dakota, and many other relatives
and friends. He was a faithful member of the Church for over 20
years ago and took great pleasure in helping along with the work
of the Church and Sunday school. He will be greatly missed in
the work of the Lord. Bro. Ira E. Buckwalter conducted the services
at the house and Bro. J.M. Kreider at the church, assisted by
Bro. Harry R. Buckwalter
"Father thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows Heal"
Sauder.- Marland Dale, infant son of Edward and Wilma Sauder, was born Dec.22, 1930; died of bronchial pneumonia at the age of 4m. 5d. Although his life on earth was short, yet the few months that he was permitted to stay here were a joy and blessing to the parents. He leaves his bereaved parents, 1 brother (Larvel Edward), 1 sister (Verena Marie), 3 grandparents, and many relatives and friends. "Suffer the little children to come unto me, and forbid them not; for of such is the kingdom of God."
"Friends may think we have forgotten,
When at times they see us smile.
But they little know the heartaches
That lie beyond the smile."
Funeral services were held April 29 at the Central A.M. Church near Archbold, Ohio, in charge of S.S. Wyse and S.D. Grieser. Text, Psa.16:6. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Zerphey.- David H. Zerphey died in the St. Joseph Hospital,
Lancaster, Pa., Apr. 10, 1931, of complications; aged 63y. His
address was 119 Columbia Ave., Mt. Joy, Pa. He was a member of
the Lutheran Church. His widow (nee Annie Zink) survives; also
three daughters as follows; Elizabeth, wife of F.H. Baker; Catherine,
wife of James Neal; Annie, wife of Wm. Beamenderfer; 5 grandchildren
survive and the following brothers and sisters: John Zephery,
Henry Zephery, Samuel Zephery, Miss Sarah Zephery, and Mrs. Fannie
Heisey. Services at the home and in the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church.
Burial in the Mt. Joy Cemetery.
"He bade none a last farewell
He said good-bye to none,
A lonely voice said, "Come"
And with farewell unspoken,
He gently entered home."
By the family
Warfel.- George H. Warfel of Quarryville, Pa., died
April 24, 1931; aged 62y. 1m. 5d. He was a member of the Mechanic
Grove Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. he is
survived by his wife, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 1 brother, 2 sisters,
and 11 grandchildren. These, together with the bereft mother,
are left to mourn his departure. He was in his usual good health
on the morning of April 23 and was cutting asparagus when he was
afflicted with a paralytic stroke. He died early the next morning.
We are again reminded of the frailty of man, the shortness of
time, and the need of being prepared for that great change that
will come to us all. Funeral services were held at the home and
at the Mechanic Grove Church, conducted by Bros. Metzler, Myer,
and Martin. Interment in Mechanic Grove Cemetery.
"A precious one from us is gone ,
A voice loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled."
Horst.- Alvin, youngest child of Christ and Cora Horst,
was born April 9, 1930 near Leobato, Pa.; died May 8, 1931 at
the same place. Death was caused by measles and pneumonia. He
fell asleep during the night never to awaken until the resurrection.
Surviving are the parents, 1 brother (Robert) 2 sisters ( Elva
and Arlene ), 4 grandparents, uncles, and aunts. Little Alvin
lived to blossom only a short time and has gone to bloom forever
in heaven. Short funeral services were held in the home May 9,
owing to the quarantine and the other children being ill. Burial
took place in Good's Cemetery. Services were conducted by Bro.
Ira Miller. Text, II Kings 4:26. "The Lord gave, and the
Lord hath taken away. Blessed be the name of the Lord."
"O sweet little flower too tender to stay.
And God in His mercy took our darling away.
Not from our memory and not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in Heaven above."
Shank.- Reuben G., son of Benjamin and Amanda Shank
of near Bainbridge, Pa., died April 30,1931; aged 17y. 10m. 15d.
His death came in the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, after a
brief illness from appendicitis. Reuben took the six-week bible
course in Virginia, in 1930. He is survived by his parents, 6
brothers (Norman, Charles, Russell, Raymond, Benjamin and Ralph),
and 1 sister (Esther); also 1 grandmother . Three sisters and
one brother preceded him to the Great Beyond. Reuben accepted
Christ, was Baptized, and received into the Church during his
illness. We are glad for the assurance we have, by what he said
and the song he sang so heartily in the hospital, entitled "Jesus
Loves Me." Brief services were held in the home and further
services in the Bossler's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bishop
Noah W. Risser and Bro. John S. Hess. Texts were taken from Phil.
1:23 and II Sam. 12:23.
"Yet again we hope to meet him
When the day of life has fled,
Then in heaven with joy to greet him,
Where, no farewell tear is shed."
Weaver.- Mary, daughter of Christian and Polly Musser, was born in or near Mifflintown, Pa., Aug. 8, 1848 died at the home of her daughter, Catherine Noel, of White Pigeon, Mich., March 21, 1931; aged 82y. 6m. 13d. Old age accompanied by heart trouble was the cause of her death. She had been sitting up in the arm chair for some time , then returned to her bed. Death came a few minutes later. She was united in marriage with Tobias Weaver, Feb. 18,1875 in Pennsylvania and three years later they moved to Elkhart Co. Ind., where they lived for half a century. To this union were born 7 children: John (deceased), Catherine Noel, Nettie Furgison, William, Charles (deceased), Banks C., and Elizabeth Arthur. There are also 11 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Three years ago they went to live with their daughter, Catherine, where she died. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and was a member of Prairie St. congregation, Elkhart, at the time of her death. Funeral services were conducted at the Yellow Creek Church March 24 by Clarence A.Shenk and J.S. Hartzler. Text, John 5:28,29.
Stahl.- Jeremiah J. Stahl was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 16, 1858; died at his home near Shipshewana, Ind., May 9, 1931; aged 73y. 23d. Bro. Stahl had not been well for several years, but most of the time he was able to be up and around until the last few months. Several weeks ago an examination at the hospital revealed an internal cancer which was pronounced incurable. His condition grew gradually worse until Saturday morning when he quietly passed away. May 14, 1885, he was married to Rebecca Blough, who survives him. Eight children, six of whom are living, were born to this union, as follows: Charles, Orie, Henry, Mrs. Elmer Moulton, Willis, and Mrs. Olen Rheinhart. He is also survived by 1 brother, and 1 sister. Two grandchildren (Hubert and Roscoe Sanderson) have had their home with grandpa Stahl's since the death of their mother eight years ago. Bro. Stahl was a member of the Mennonite Church at Forks for a number of years. We believe that he has gone to his heavenly home, where he will be free from and pain and suffering. Funeral services were held May 11 at the Shore Church by Bros. Y.C. Miller and D.D. Miller.
Beck.- Simon P., son of Peter and Catherine Beck, was born near Archbold, O., Aug.12, 1872; died May 6, 1931, aged 58y. 8m. 24d. He was united in marriage to Lina Graber Jan.2, 1896. To this union were born 2 sons (Alan and Herman) and 3 daughters (Christa, Sylvia, and Lois). Bro. Beck accepted Christ as his Savior in his younger years, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. He was a man of strong convictions and was not ashamed nor afraid to stand for the teachings of Christ and His apostles. He was a kind and loving husband and father and helpful neighbor. He was seemingly strong and healthy until January, 1931, after which he suffered several strokes of paralysis which later caused his death. he leaves his loving companion, 5 children, 1 grandchild, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 9 at the Lockport Church near Pettisville, Ohio, conducted by S.D. Grieser and Ed. B. Frey. Text, Psa. 116:15; Ezek. 33: 11. Burial at Lockport Cemetery.
"Oh dear father, how we miss you,
Since your place is vacant here,
But you'll never be forgotten
By the ones who hold you dear."
From a family researcher:
Please add this researcher's note: "In the 5/21/31 issue, obituary for
Beck, Simon P. -- His children are Olan (not Alan) and Herman, Clista
(not Christa), Sylvia and Lois. Family researcher, Ora A. Graber, The
Graber Immigrants (1650-1986), p. 520."
Eicher.- Amanda, daughter of Joseph B. and Barbara Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Feb.20,1884; died at he home near Stryker, Ohio, May 3, 1931; aged 47y. 2m. 13d. Two days previous to her death she had an operation for gallstones and appendicitis, which proved unsuccessful. On Feb. 7, 1911, she was united in marriage to Daniel Eicher, with whom she shared the joys and sorrows of life for a little over twenty years. To this union was born one son who died in infancy. She leaves her deeply bereaved husband, 1 step-son, 2 step-daughters, 5 step-grandchildren, her aged father, step-mother, 2 brothers, 2 sisters- one a twin, 7 step-brothers, 2 step-sisters, and a large number of near relatives and friends. Her mother preceded her in death when sister Eicher was but an infant. Two brothers, one sister, and a step-sister also preceded her in death. At age eighteen she confessed Christ as her Savior and united with the Amish-Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until her death. Funeral services were held May 6, at the Lockport Church by S.S. Wyse and S.D. Greiser. Text, John 8: 51. Burial was the adjoining cemetery.
"Somewhere back of the sunset,
Where Loveliness never dies;
Mother lives in the land of glory
'Mid the blue and gold of the skies."
Lapp.- Henry B., son of the late Jacob and Esther Bergey Lapp, was born Feb. 20, 1853; died April 21,1931, aged 78y. 1m. 1d. In 1879 he was married to Susan Swartz., who preceded him in death about six years ago. Two sons, four daughters, thirteen grandchildren, and one brother survive him. While yet in his teens he learned the trade of harness making and followed that occupation until about ten years ago. He was a member of the Line Lexington congregation from the time he was a young man. Later in years he was ordained a deacon, and served until he felt he could not ably fulfil his place, after Henry Delp was ordained in his place. Since his companion went on before he often expressed a longing and a desire to go too. On April 2 he contracted neuralgia of the heart, from which he at times suffered severe pains, and later developed pneumonia within ten days. He was sick only three weeks, in which he often said he hoped the Lord would not wait so long until He would come and take him. He was buried April 25 at Line Lexington. Services in the charge of Bros. Arthur Roth and Aaron Freed, using II Tim. 4:6-8 which he chose for his own text.
"Father's wishes and longings are now fulfilled,
Yet 'tis hard to think his voice is stilled.
But joy to feel he is over there
With mother, and his Savior dear."
Wyse.- Martha. daughter of Joseph P. and Elizabeth (Nofziger) Short, was born near Archbold, Ohio, May 25, 1864; died April 30, 1931, at he home in Stryker, Ohio; aged 66y. 11m. 5d. Her early life, with the exception of two years in Indiana, was all spent in and around the immediate vicinity of her birth. In young womanhood she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Amish-Mennonite Church, continuing faithful to the end. On Jan. 1, 1895, she was united in marriage with C.F. Wyse, moving to Iowa soon after and remaining there for a period of fifteen years. To this union were born (while living in Ia.,) 4 sons and 2 daughters: Jos. S., Willard E., Ellis C., Daniel B., Bessie J. (Weaver), and Elizabeth Anne (Ashliman). She also gave a mother's care to three children of a former marriage by her husband (Maude Mae Meyers, Arthur Wyse, and Sarah S. Wyse). Five grandchildren and one brother preceded her in death. She leaves her husband, five sons, four daughters, eighteen grandchildren, three brothers, eight sisters and a host of relatives and friends.
The dearest word to mortals given,
The sweetest Name this side of Heaven,
The Name by infants lips first spoken,
The Name of love supreme the token,
Christophel.- Barbara, daughter of Christian and Elizabeth
(Good) Wenger was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 16, 1855; died
at her home in Nappanee, Ind., May 7, 1931; aged 76y. 1m. 20d.
She was married to Isaiah Christophel on Jan. 6, 1878, and they
started together in life on a farm 5 miles north of Nappanee.
On the death of her husband in 1912 she moved to Nappanee the
following year (1913) where she resided until her death. This
union was blessed with 4 children (Susie, married to Sylvester
J. Miller; Martha, married to David R. Beard; Anna who stay with
her mother at the parental home; and Emma her twin sister who
died at age 28*). She is also survived by one brother, (Zimmerman
Wenger) 8 grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces, and a
host of friends to mourn her departure. She gave her heart to
Christ early in life, and united with the Mennonite Church in
which faith she lived and died. As a mother she was very kind
and loving, willing to sacrifice anything for her children. Her
love for the Bible was such that much of her time was spent reading
its pages. She felt her duty very keenly to those in need, and
gladly responded to give aid, sympathy, and encouragement to all
that she could. She was interested in the cause of her Savior,
she loved the Church and embraced the principles and teachings
of the Bible which she always desired to exemplify in her life.
Mother in all circumstances desired the will of God to be done
in her life, and that this might be, she resorted to prayer and
a living trust in God. Peace and truth were girdles about her
life, and she labored to this end that the God of peace might
rule in her heart and in the lives of others. Her sickness, though
short, was not without suffering, which was borne with Christian
patience and submission to His will; and she peacefully passed
away to be with Jesus. While it is hard to give up mother we humbly
bow to Him who knoweth best in all things and say "Thy Will
Be Done." Funeral services were held in Nappanee on Sunday
afternoon, May 10. A short service was conducted at the home by
Bro. J.S. Hartzler and at the North Main St. Church by Brethren
H.F. North and D.A. Yoder. Burial in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.
*Family records show that Emma died at age 8 - Thelma Hoover Martin 10-13-2010
Kreider.- Anna Mary Bowers, wife of Jacob Kreider, was born Nov. 7, 1860; died March 29, 1931; aged 70y. 4m. 22d. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons, 7 grandchildren, 1 sister(Mrs. Hannah Warfel) and many other relatives and friends. One daughter preceded her in death. She will be greatly missed in the home and community, as she was grandma and mother to 4 of the grandchildren in the home, their mother and her daughter-in-law having preceded her in death 6 years. She was faithful member of the Byerland (Pa.) Mennonite congregation, always present when her health permitted. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Maris W. Hess and at the church by Bros. John H. Mosemann and Aaron B. Harnish. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Oh dear grandma, how we miss you
Since your place is vacant here;
But you,ll never be forgotten
By the ones who hold you dear."
Landis,-Emlin B. Landis was born near Landisvalley, Pa., March 26, 1887; died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., March 23, 1931; aged 43y. 11m. 28d. He is survived by his widow (Katie Bomberger Landis of Elm) his aged parents (Bro. and Sister Peter R. Landis) 2 brothers (Walter and Pierce) and 1 sister (Bessie). On Thursday morning, March 18 he was removed to the hospital for a seemingly mild operation of appendicitis. in spite of skilled medical aid his condition gradually grew worse and on Monday night, " With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand, he wandered into a better land." He realized that his end was near, and remarked to his wife who was continually at his bedside, that he "was only going home to bring in the sheaves." A quiet, unassuming, Christlike disposition, always serving others, won him the love and respect of all who knew him. He allowed himself to be used in various ways in the Lord's service, and gave much time and energy in behalf of lost souls. Funeral services were held at Erb's church March 27, conducted by Bros. Isaac Brubaker, Henry Lutz, John Hess, and Joe Boll, were very largely attended. Interment in the Landisvalley Cemetery opposite his parents home.
I cannot say, and I will not say
That he is dead- he is just away;
He has gone thru the gate to another land,
Led by the Master's hand,
Where everything is kind and good,
Where everything is understood.
So we try to believe that the One above
Has taken him home, as an act of love."
Transcribed by Sam Detwiler, Ohio
King.- Calvin Lester King was born in Optima, Okla., Nov. 27, 1930, and ended his brief earthly life at the home of his parents, Wm. F. and Agnes V. King, in Limon, Colo., April 14, 1931. He leaves father and mother, 2 sisters (Vida Mae, and Nellie Lou Della) a brother (Franklin David), an aged grandmother (Sister C.M. Ummel) and a number of sorrowing uncles, aunts and cousins. Funeral services were conducted at the Limon Mennonite Church by L.C. Miller and Paul J. Hooley. Text, Luke 18:15-17.
Widmer.- Donnie B., infant son of Edward and Edna (Boshart) Widmer, was born and died March 1,1931. He leaves his parents, sisters, 2 brothers, 4 grandparents, and many uncles, aunts and cousins. Short services were held March 2 at the home, conducted by Bro. Simon Gingerich. Interment in the Sugar Creek Cemetery, near Wayland, Iowa. They shall not return to us but we shall go to them.
"Yet again we hope to meet them,
When the day of life has fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet them,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Tyson.- Samuel H., son of David and Margaret Tyson, was born Aug. 18, 1848, in Wood Co., Ohio; died May 5, 1931, at the home of his son, E.W. Tyson, aged 82y. 8m. 17d. He married Diana Baker Oct. 1, 1876. They moved to Emmet Co., Mich., in 1884 and to Elkhart Co., Ind., in 1889, where they resided four years and then returned to Michigan, where he died. He leaves two sons (E.W. and N.S. Tyson) and six grandchildren, all of Alanson, Mich., and one sister in Middlebury, Ind. He united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and continued until death.
Herr.- Oscar G. Herr was born Jan.19,1892; died at his
home near Elizabethtown, Pa., Feb.20,1931; aged 39y. 1m.1d. He
is survived by his wife and one daughter (Erma), his parents,
2 brothers, and 1 sister. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite
Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Samuel
Fry and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by Bros. Samuel
Oberholtzer, Noah Risser, and Benjamin Keener. Interment in Risser,s
"There are loved ones in the glory,
Whose dear forms we often miss;
One by one their seats are vacant,
One by one they went away;
Here the family is parted,
Will it be complete some day?"
Wisseman,-Clayton Merle, Jr. son of Clayton and Dema (Miller) Wisseman, died March 29, 1931, at the home of the grandparents, George Wisseman, where his parents are making there home near Greenwood, Del. Much joy was brought to his parents those 4 short days of his life here on earth, but though our hearts are broken we feel to say, "Thy will be done." He leaves his bereaved parents, 4 grandparents, 2 great-grandmothers and many uncles and aunts. Bro. Eli Swartzentruber conducted short services at his home. Text. Job1:21. His little body was laid to rest in the church cemetery near Greenwood, Del.
"Little hands are folded,
Sonny is at rest.
We know that Sonny's happy
With the others of the blest."
Bucher.- Joseph R., son of the late Joseph and Catherine
Bucher, was born May 26, 1848; died May 15, 1931; aged 82y. 11m.
19d. On Nov. 19, 1868, he was married to Barbara Hess Wissler
who preceded him in death almost 7 years. When a young man he
with his companion united with the Mennonite Church to which he
remained faithful until death. He is survived by two sons (Levi
W. and Henry W). One daughter and one son preceded him to the
Great Beyond. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren, 10
2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Funeral services were held May 18,
at the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa., By Bro.
Noah Horst and Bro. John S. Hess. Text, Mark 13:37. Burial in
Cope. - Harvey L. Cope was born April 17, 1874; died May2, 1931, aged 57y. 16d. Bro Cope spent his early years in Hilltown Tp. He married Sallie K. Rosenberger Oct. 26, 1895. To this union were born the following: Abram Webster, Howard Lean, Amos Harold, Ernest, and Harvey. The mother of these passed away Aug. 9, 1911. Amos Harold. On March 29, 1913, Bro. Cope married Sister Ida R. Fretz of Hatfield, Pa. This union was blest with the following : Ralph, Florence, Naomi, Ruth, Leroy and Willis, These also with the widow survive, but are comforted by the father's expressions of the hope of a future meeting in heaven. Bro. Cope passed away after more than a year,s lingering illness in Allentown, Pa. The text from Isa. 41:10, which he chose for comfort to his family, was used by Bros. Elias Kulp and Jacob M. Moyer at the Line Lexington Church where burial was made May 7.
Nice.- Noah G., son of the late Henry T. and Barbara Nice, was born near Morrison, Ill., Dec. 15, 1883; died at his home in Sterling Ill., (very suddenly after an attack of acute indigestion), May 15, 1931; aged 47y. 5m. On Feb 7, 1906, he was united in marriage to Carrie Hensler. To this union one son was born. He leaves his wife, his son Fay and wife, two brothers (William G. and Henry G.), and one sister (Mrs. John J. Rutt). Three uncles and four aunts also survive (Bish. John Nice, Pre. Jonas Nice, Henry Gsell, Mrs. Joe Kornhaus, Mrs. Samuel Longenecker, Mrs. David Steiner, and Mrs. J.N. Durr). In April, 1913, he with his wife confessed Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. He continued his membership until the time of his death. Funeral services were held on the 18th, at the Science Ridge Church, in charge of A.C. Good, when a large gathering of neighbors and friends came to pay a last tribute of respect.
Mast.- Elizabeth, daughter of Bishop Fredrick and (Lydia Stutzman) Mast, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 27, 1883; died May 11, 1931; aged 48y. 14d. On Dec.6, 1903, she was united in marriage with Albert Mast. To this union were born four sons and two daughters. One son preceded her in death. She leaves husband, five children, four brothers, three sisters, one grandchild, a large relationship, and many neighbors and friends to mourn their loss. In her youth she united with the Martin's Creek Mennonite Church near Millersburg, Ohio, and continued faithful to the end. She will be greatly missed in the community, in the Church, but most of all in the home where she was a loving companion and a tender mother. The immediate cause of death was cerebral hemorrhage which subjected her to a comatose condition for many days prior to her death. In the morning of the resurrection we shall again join with mother and mingle our voices in singing the anthems of the redeemed. Services were conducted in the home by Bros. E.B. Stoltzfus and Simon Sommer and a the church by Bro. E.B. Stoltzfus assisted by Bros. Simon Sommer and I.W. Royer. Interment in the Martins Creek Cemetery.
Kissinger.- Leroy, son of Sherman and Nora (Scott) Kissinger, was born near Liberty Mills, Ind., March 30, 1895, where he grew to manhood; died May 12, 1931 (hit by a passenger train, completely demolishing the truck and killing him instantly); aged 36y. 1m. 12d. On April 24, 1915, he was married to Maude Isley. TO this union were born eight children. One daughter (Roberta) preceded him in death. About 1921 he and his family moved to Jasper Co., Ind., where he resided at the time of his death. He leaves his wife, father, mother, 7 children (Louise, Lillian, Wilma, Robert, Margery, Francis, and Paul), 5 brothers, 7 sisters, a grandmother, and a host of relatives and friends. In March 1925 he united with the Burr Oak Mennonite Church near Rensselaer, Ind., of which he was a faithful member until the Lord called him home, serving as a teacher in the Sunday School most of the time. He was always ready to help, whether as a neighbor or in the work of the Church, was a devoted husband and father, and will be greatly missed in the home and Church as well as the community. We submit to the all wise heavenly Father in this hour of bereavement. Funeral services May 14 at the home and at the Burr Oak Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. D.D. Troyer and F.W. Weaver. Bro. Leroy,s is the first death in the congregation since the start in 1924 and the first grave in the Burr Oak Cemetery.
Keller.- Sallie M., widow of Martin L. Keller, was born Feb.15, 1859; died at her home near Dayton, Va., April 20, 1931; aged 72y. 2m. 5d. She was in declining health for several years, but her condition became serious only about two weeks before her death. She suffered severe heart attacks. She endured patiently, often expressing her desire to go to her rest. On the night of April 20, while her two children were at her side, she peacefully fell asleep. Forty-two years ago her husband and youngest daughter preceded her in death. From her youth and during her long life of widowhood she was a loyal member of the Bank Mennonite Church. She was a faithful and loving mother and grandmother. In the face of heart-breaking disappointments and heavy financial obligations, she struggled and maintained a home and reared her children according to her fond faith and the will of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The influence of her sterling character is much appreciated by her numerous friends in her community. "Her Children rise up and call her blessed." She is survived by a daughter (Mrs. Lelia V. Rhodes), a son (William L. ), 11 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a sister (Mrs. Lizzie Ringgold). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Bank Church in charge of Bros. Henry Keener, Amos Heatwole, and Snively Martin. Texts, Rev. 14:13; Prov. 31:27,29. Interment in cemetery nearby.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
Now dear mother is at rest."
Transcribed by Sam Detwiler, Ohio