KERN. ADELINE, wife of John M. Kern, of Landisville, Pa., was born July 30, 1862; died Jan. 7, 1933; aged 70 y. 5 m. 7 d. She was the daughter of David E. and Fannie D. WALTER. She is survived by her husband and 1 brother, Jacob K. Walter, and 2 sisters, Mrs. Jacob Kline of Florin, Pa., and Mrs. Harry Smith of Lancaster, Pa. She was a member of the Landisville Mennonite Church over forty years. Funeral services were held Jan. 10, at the Landisville Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Seth Ebersole and Henry Lutz. Text, Isa. 38:1.
"Dearest sister, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
KEENER. EDNA BARBARA (BUCHER), wife of Clinton J. Keener, was born June 9, 1889 near Mummasburg, Pa.; died Jan. 17, 1933, at her home near Hagerstown, Md., with pneumonia and heart trouble, being sick only 6 days; aged 43 y. 7 m. 8 d. To this union were born Eldad J., Mabel N., Adriel J., Lydia F., and Ella M. who died four years ago at the age of 11 years. At the age of 16 Mother accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Mennonite faith and was a true faithful mother and wife, concerned for her family and children. Funeral services were held at Reiffs Church conducted by A. W. Myer and J. Irvin Lehman. Text, Psa. 35:14.
KEIM. LAURA WEAVER, third wife of Josiah J. Keim, was born in 1861; died Jan. 16, 1933; 71 y. She and her husband made an evening call in a near-by home in Salix, Cambria Co., Pa. While walking around the house in the alley on the way home, she stepped into an outside open cellar way and broke her neck, causing instant death. She had been a member of the Evangelical Church for many years, but last fall transferred her membership to the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by one sister, Mrs. Amanda Baumgardner of Scalp Level, Pa. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Weaver Church by S. G. Shetler and Hiram Wingard. The body was interred in the family plot of the Weaver Cemetery.
NICE. HENRY M. Nice was born Mar. 3, 1854; died Dec. 18, 1932; aged 78 y. 9 m. 15 d. He was a faithful member and trustee of the Franconia (Pa.) Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife (Lizzie), 2 children (Ellen-wife of Abram G. Landis of Souderton and Abram M. Nice with whom he resided), 11 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. Nathaniel Landis). Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at their home by Bros. Elmer Moyer and Menno Souder and at the Franconia Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Clemens and Abram Clemmer. Texts, Job 14:14 and Isa.3:10,11. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"By the window where dear father used to sit
Now we see a vacant chair;
No one can fill father's place.
We miss him everywhere.
Soon again we hope to meet him
When life's cares and sorrows are o'er
Where there is no pain or parting
On that bright eternal shore."
LEHMAN. ABRAHAM B., son of Daniel and Susanna Lehman was born Aug. 10, 1847; died at Athe, Ont., Jan. 15, 1933; aged 85 y. 5 m. 5 d. The funeral was held Jan. 17 at Markham, Ont. Services were conducted by Thomas Reesor and S. Cressman (Texts, II Tim. 4:6-8 and Psa. 8:4) and at the house by Levi Grove (Text, Eccl. 12). The deceased was married to Elizabeth Barkey Oct. 17, 1871. She predeceased him 28 years. To this union were born 4 sons and 6 daughters. Two sons and 4 daughters survive (Mrs. Jacob Smith, Mrs. Thomas Dunkeld, Mrs. David Nighswander, Isaac and Eli Lehman), also 30 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years and one who because of his age was often consulted by the younger members having read much in his later years, chiefly from the Bible. His father came from Pennsylvania with the migration to Ontario, while his grandfather, also Abraham, was the first to be buried at the Wideman Cemetery.
MARTIN. JESSE Martin was born in Woolwich Twp., Ont., Mar. 31, 1864. In early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful Christian life until death. On Mar. 22, 1893, he was united in marriage to Mary Etta Wahl. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters, who with their mother remain to mourn his sudden departure. Bro. Martin was called to the ministry and was ordained at Snyder's Mennonite Church on Feb. 15, 1903. He had been in failing health for several years, and though not considered serious, yet an attempt to give relief by operation at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Jan. 1, 1933, proved too much for his weakened condition and he peacefully fell asleep in Jesus about 11 o'clock Sunday fore-noon while his home congregation were engaged in worship. Funeral services were conducted by the brethren, S. F. Coffman and H. W. Stevanus. Nearly 1000 people gathered at the church to pay last tribute of respect to a good citizen, a fine neighbor, and a faithful Christian. Bro. Martin is gone to his eternal rest, but his testimony remains.
NISSLEY. Sister MARY ERB Nissley, wife of Frank H. Nissley, passed away very suddenly of a heart attack while sitting on a chair by her bedside on Wednesday night, Jan. 11, 1933, at her home. She was born Sept. 6, 1862, in Lancaster Co., Pa. She with her parents, John Erb and Barbara Miller Erb, deceased, moved to Dauphin Co., Pa. He was the minister of Shopes and Stricklers Mennonite Church near Middletown, Pa., for many years. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for more than 35 years. She is survived by her husband, 5 sons and 6 daughters: Elmer, Henry, Minnie, and Mrs. Leroy Gike, of Middletown, Pa.; Mrs. Edwin Hammaker of Mechanicsburg, Pa.; Alvin of Bainbridge, Pa.; Mrs. Raymond Myers, of Elizabethtown, Pa.; Frances, Mary, and David, at home. The oldest son, Irvin, passed away Dec. 13, 1927. Seventeen grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 6 sisters also survive. The funeral was held at Goods Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Harry Longenecker and Noah Risser. Text, Prov. 27:1. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Dearest Mother, thou hast left us,
And our loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
HERTZLER. EMANUEL C. Hertzler was born Dec. 12, 1869, at Salunga, Pa.; died at his home in Trooper near Norristown, Pa., after an illness of but 3 days, Jan. 4, 1933; aged 63 y. 22 d. He suffered a stroke at noon, Jan. 2. from which he never regained consciousness. He is survived by his wife (Lizzie Kauffman Hertzler), and the following children: Aldus of Norristown, Esther Harding of Bakersfield, Calif.; James of West Conshohocken, and Harry at home. Forty-one years ago he and his wife were received into the Mennonite Church at Winchester, Va., by Bishop Samuel S. Coffman. He remained a faithful member, willing to serve, quiet and kind. He was chorister and teacher at the Norristown Mission since its opening in 1919, as was he also at the Worcester Church, at which place he was buried Jan. 9. A funeral service was held Sunday evening at the Norristown Mission which was largely attended by friends he had made through his faithful service there. He will be greatly missed both at Worcester and Norristown. We bow humbly before Him, who doeth all things well even though we can not understand, and pray He may comfort the bereaved and raise another to carry on where his steps stopped. "Not what God gives, but what He takes, uplifts us to the holiest height."
ROTH. JOHN W., son of Peter and Elizabeth Roth, was born at Millford, Nebr., Nov. 16, 1895; died Jan. 12, 1933; aged 37 y. 1 m. 26 d. On Mar 20, 1920, he was united in marriage to Lydia Danner. To them were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. He was preceded in death by father, mother, and 4 brothers. He leaves his beloved companion, 5 children (Norvene, Curtis Dean, Marcile, Erna and Auris), stepmother, 2 full brothers, 3 full sisters, 6 half-brothers, 1 half-sister, many relatives, and a large circle of friends. He united with the Church at the age of 16 and tried to fill his place in the Church in every way and put forth special efforts in trying to teach his family the right way to live. He was much loved in the home and considered a good neighbor in the community. He will be much missed in the home community and Church. About 10 days ago he had a touch of influenza which affected his mind and was taken to the State Hospital for treatment. During his stay there of a few days pneumonia set in, from which he died a few days later. The Lord seemingly gave him back a clear mind the day before he died, when he talked of duties in the home and spiritual things in the Church and asked if the Church had been praying for him. We believe the prayer of the righteous availeth much, and that God extended His mercy to our brother during the last few days of his life that he could be fully resigned to the will of God. Funeral services by Fred Reeb and S. C. Yoder. Text, Job 14:14.
THOMAS. ELIZABETH, daughter of the late Jacob and Susanna Speigle SAYLOR, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1855; died Jan. 15, 1933, aged 77 y. 10 m. 27 d. She was united in marriage to Daniel J. Thomas July 25, 1875, who died Aug. 7, 1928. To this union were born the following children: Rachel Ellen, wife of Nelson Thomas; Lawrence and Orange , of Thomas Mills; Salome, wife of Frank Figge; Susanna, wife of John Keafer of Johnstown; Katie Edith, wife of Levi Mishler of Davidsville. She is also survived by 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren, 2 grandchildren having preceded her in death. Her father died Nov. 14, 1881, and her mother died Dec. 2, 1920. She had 8 brothers and 1 sister. She was preceded by the following: Samuel, who died in infancy; Moses in December, 1899; John on Oct 26, 1924; Levi on Aug. 9, 1932; Catharine on Jan. 12, 1933. The departed sister passed away while the funeral services of her only sister were conducted, thus three out of one family passed away in 6 months' time. The following brothers survive her: Jacob, Joseph, and James, of Thomas Mills, and Lawrence of Johnstown. Sister Thomas was a faithful member of the Thomas congregation of the Mennonite Church for fifty years. As a mother she was kind and much devoted to the welfare of her family. As a Christian she was much interested in the work of the Church, Sunday school, sewing circles, and other activities, seldom being absent when her health permitted. Funeral services at the Thomas Church on Jan. 18, conducted by L. A. Blough and Harry C. Blough. A very large concourse of people assembled to pay the last tribute of respect to the departed sister. Interment in cemetery near the church.
GOOD. JOSEPH B., son of Joseph and Katie Good, was born near Hopedale, Ill., Aug. 24, 1858; died at his late home in Wayland, Ia., Jan. 17, 1933; aged 74 y. 4 m. 23 d. He grew to manhood at Hopedale and on Oct. 18, 1881 was married to Fannie Bellar. They lived together in wedlock over 51 years. Soon after they were married they moved to Flanagan, Ill., and later to Pocohantas Co., Ia. In 1903 they moved to a farm near Wayland, where they lived until several years ago, when because of age and declining strength, they moved to the town of Wayland. Here they lived happily until death came to call him home. He was of a very robust physical makeup. Of late months he grew weaker, but death, due to a heart attack, came instantly and very suddenly a short time after he had retired. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom grew to manhood and womanhood and are living to-day. He united with the Mennonite Church near Hopedale, Ill., in his youth, and was a faithful member of the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, at the time of his death. He took delight in attending the services of the Church and had planned to be in the morning service last Sunday but his strength would not permit. He leaves his deeply bereaved wife (Fannie), his 4 sons and 3 daughters (Mrs. Ed Wenger, Jacob, Joseph and Amos of Wayland, Ia.; Mrs. Emanuel Heiser of Fisher, Ill.; Mrs. Albert Heiser of Rantoul, Ill., and Daniel of Washington, Ia.), 17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. He also leaves 1 brother (Daniel Good of Albany, Ore.), and 5 sisters (Mrs. Sam Bachman, Roanoke, Ill.; Mrs. John Birky, Shickley, Nebr.; Mrs. Henry Horsch and Mrs. Phoebe Birky of Fisher, Ill.; and Mrs. John Bellar of Pontiac, Ill.). One brother and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held from the late home in Wayland, Ia., and the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, Jan. 20, in charge of Bros. Simon Gingerich and C. L. Moser. Interment in the cemetery near the church.
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JONES. MARY A., wife of Abraham H. Jones, was born Jan. 6, 1863; died Dec. 11, 1932; aged 69 y. 11 m. 5 d. For over 40 years Sister Jones was a faithful member of the Providence Mennonite Church near Yerkes, Pa. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, and 3 daughters. Funeral services Dec. 14, at the home by Warren G. Bean and at the church by Jesse H. Mack and Irvin Landes. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
STUTZMAN. VALETTA KATHRYN, infant daughter of Leroy and Alta Stutzman, was born near Elmira, Ohio, Sept. 22, 1932. Valetta brought happiness and joy to the home of her parents for a period of 3 m. and 17 d., after which she left this earthly home to be with Jesus. Her parents, 1 sister (Isabel), and many relatives survive her. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. church Jan. 11, 1933, conducted by S. D. Grieser and S. S. Wyse. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
HOOVER. JOHN M. Hoover was born Feb. 27, 1872; died Jan. 7, 1933, in the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa.; aged 60 y. 10 m. 10 d. He was a member of the Masonville Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, 1 son, and 2 daughters (Earl B. Hoover near Rockhill, Mrs Mae Bleacher and Myrtle B. Hoover at home). Funeral services were held Jan. 10, at the Masonville Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Jacob Habecker at the home and John Charles and Christ Lehman at the church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
EBY. MARY R. Eby, daughter of the late Elam H. and Elizabeth (Reiff) Eby, was born Sept. 19, 1877; died at her home in the Maugansville, Md., Dec. 29, 1932; aged 55 y. 3 m. 10 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and always maintained that "meek and quiet spirit which is in the sight of God of great price." She is survived by her mother and sisters, Amanda and Magdelene, at home, and brothers Christian at Maugansville, Md., David, Mason and Dixon, Pa., Pre. Samuel, Deacon John, and Laban, of Clearspring, Md. Funeral services were conducted at the Reiff Church by Bros. Denton T. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Burial in cemetery adjoining.
STOLTZFUS. EMMA Stoltzfus was born Jan. 24, 1892; died in a New York Hospital Jan. 23, 1933, one day before her 41st birthday. She leaves beside her father and mother (Aaron and Sarah Stoltzfus), 2 brothers (Daniel and Ira) and 4 sisters (Mrs. D.C. Mast, Mrs. W.W. Wenger, Mrs. R.F. Bender, Mrs. Elmer Metzler); also numerous relatives and friends. She confessed her savior in early life and was received a member by the Oak Grove Mennonite congregation near West Liberty, Ohio. Later she communed with the Reformed congregation at Denver, Pa. We who are left behind feel keenly our loss, but we mourn not as those without hope (I Thes. 4:13). Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church, Martinsburg, Pa., Jan. 26, W.S. Bendel of the Reformed church, Denver, Pa., and I.K. Metzler officiating. Interment at Kaufman cemetery.
CASSADAY. Mrs. CORDELIA Cassaday was born March 9, 1861, at Little Rock, Ark.; died Jan. 16, 1933; aged 71 y. 10 m. 7 d. The husband preceded her in death 16 years ago. There were 5 children in the family. One daughter passed away 23 years ago. Two sons and 2 daughters remain. There are 8 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Sister Cassaday only recently united with the church on Nov. 27, 1932. She attended the services regularly for several months before. She seemed to enjoy an experience of forgiveness of sin, and fellowship with the Lord. Sister Cassaday was not acquainted with the Mennonite Church or faith until she got in touch with the Mission at Los Angeles, Calif. She seemed to find that which satisfied the longings of her heart and came in line and order of the church. Her fellowship was very brief, but we shall miss her at the services.
MUSSER. ALICE D. Musser was born in Kinzers, Pa.,
Oct. 13, 1887; died Jan. 14, 1933, in Lancaster, Pa., County Hospital
where she was a patient since Nov. 23; aged 45 y. 3 m. 1 d. She
was subject to epileptic attacks for over twenty years. She was
a daughter of Henry E. Musser and the late Mary Denlinger Musser.
She is survived by her aged father, 1 brother (Jacob D. Musser),
1 sister (Lillian Evans), all of Lancaster, Pa. Her mother, 2
brothers, and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services
were held Jan. 16 at East Chestnut Street Mennonite church of
which she was a member. Services were conducted by Elmer Martin
and David Mosemann. Text, Hosea 6:1. Interment in Mellingers Cemetery.
"Servant of God, well done !
Rest from thy loved employ;
The battle fought, the victory won,
Enter thy Master's joy."
HUBER. RUTH E., daughter of Phares G. and Ada (Earhart) Huber, was born Nov. 9, 1931, in Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Jan. 23, 1933, following two operations for mastoid; aged 1 y. 2 m. 14 d. She took sick at home and had convulsions. Finally her ear gave trouble, and an operation was necessary. She suffered intense pain, and temperature up to 107, and grew weaker till the end. Besides the parents, her grandparents (Christian and Alice Huber, Willow Street, and Harry and Emma Earhart, Brunnersville) also survive. Funeral services were held at the Hess Mennonite Church near Lititz, Pa., in charge of Bro. John S. Hess. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Our home is, oh, so lonesome !
A jewel all so rare
Was taken from our kind embrace,
And placed into God's care.
RYCHENER. FANNIE Rychener was born near Archbold, O., Jan. 6, 1858; died in the Wauseon Hospital Jan. 10, 1933; aged 75 y. 4 d. She leaves to mourn her loss 2 sisters, 2 brothers, and a host of relatives and friends. After the death of her father 33 years ago she made her home with her sister, Mrs. Joseph D. Nofziger, except at such times when there was suffering to be alleviated or sickness to be nursed; then Fannie was always cheerfully ready to help. Never having married, she devoted herself to the children of others, and to many of her nephews and nieces she was at once an aunt and a mother. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined the Amish Mennonite church, of which she remained a faithful member till death. Funeral services were held at the Central A.M. Church, Jan. 12, 1933, conducted by E.L. Frey, assisted by S.D. Grieser. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
HARTZLER. Mrs. LYDIA (YODER) Hartzler, daughter of John H. and Fannie Yoder, was born April 23, 1844; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Salina Hartzler, in Topeka, Ind., Jan. 9, 1933; aged 88 y. 8 m. 16 d. She had resided in this community 63 years. March 31, 1872, she was married to David J. Hartzler, who preceded her in death July 24, 1916. Two children were born to this union: Salina of Topeka, and Harvey of Ligonier, Ind. One foster daughter, Mrs. Bessie Hendricks, also shared her love and tenderness. Surviving besides her children are one brother, John M. Yoder, Lancaster, Pa., 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church. Her Christian life was a continual inspiration to those who knew her. Funeral services were held Jan. 11 at the Mennonite Church at Topeka, conducted by Earl Salzman. Interment in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
HESS. - ABRAM M., son of the late David H. and Katherine Miller Hess, was born Aug. 30, 1875; died Jan. 13, 1933; at his home near New Danville, Pa.; aged 57 y. 4 m. 12 d. He had been ill since Dec. 19, yet beyond all our efforts and cares and the doctor's special medical care, the Lord thought best to call him home. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, and his place was seldom vacant when he could be present. He is sadly missed by the family, relatives, and a host of friends. He is survived by his widow (Lizzie C.), 3 children (David B., Rhoda E., wife of Melvin Nolt, and Ruth E.), all at home; 1 brother (Maris M.) of West Willow. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the home and at the New Danville Church, by the home ministers and Bro. John H. Mosemann. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"We cannot say, and we will not say
That he is dead-he is just away;
He is gone through the gate of another land,
Led by the Master's loving hand."
KOEBEL. BENJAMIN Koebel, son of Jacob and Kathryn (Gerig) Koebel, was born in Mulhausen, Alsace Lorraine, France, on April 20, 1863; died near Wayland, Ia., Jan. 17, 1933; aged 69 y. 8 m. 27 d. In 1873 he came to Wayne Co., Ohio, with his parents, and from there to Henry Co., Ia., in 1890. On Sept. 23, 1897, he was married to Elisabeth Bechler. Two children were born to this union. In his youth he joined the Mennonite Church in which faith he trusted to his end. In his last sickness he was very patient and cheerful and expressed a strong faith in God. He leaves his loving companion, two children, Lavina C. (married to Aaron Leichty) and Walter B. (at home), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jacob of Wayland, Ia., Joseph of Lockridge, Ia., and Christian of Sterling, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends to mourn their loss. He will be remembered in the community for his kindly and cheerful disposition. The funeral was held at the Mennonite Church in Wayland, Ia., on Jan. 19, 1933, conducted by his pastor, Elmer Basinger. Text, Rom. 8:28. The body was laid to rest in North Hill Cemetery.
NOLT. ABRAM H. Nolt, son of Amos Noah and Lizzie Huber Nolt, was born Jan. 7, 1912, near Lititz, Pa.; died Jan 26, 1933, near Bowmansville, Pa.; aged 21 y. 19 d. He was feeble in body and mind all his life. His mind had not developed so far as to know right from wrong. Innocent and unaccountable, the Lord took him to Himself. Twenty-one years of anxious care and watching for the child's normality, which had not come, naturally drew the cords of affection very close to all who learned to know him. He could do little things in and about the house. This brought about a very close attachment to his paternal grandmother, who also lives in this home spending her time mostly in the rocking chair. There remain the parents, the 2 grandmothers (both widowed), and 1 brother. The funeral was well attended at the house of mourning and at the church. Services were held Jan. 29, at the home and at the Groffdale Mennonite Church. Bros. John S. Hess, of Lititz, Pa., and Isaac Geigley, of the home congregation, preached. Texts: John 13:7; Psa. 39:5.
GOLDSMITH. PETER Goldsmith was born in Neuweiler, Germany, Jan. 1, 1854; died Jan. 17, 1933, at his home near Wauseon, Ohio; aged 79 y. 16 d. He was united in marriage in 1876 to Sophia Seifert. To this union were born 5 children, 1 son and 4 daughters. His wife died in 1886 while yet in Switzerland. The following year Bro.Goldsmith and his family of 5 children came to America and located in Archbold, Ohio, but later moved on a farm and lived there the rest of his life. In 1891 he was married to Alberta Seifert. To this union were born 11 children, 9 sons and 2 daughters. He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing wife, 14 children, 47 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, together with a large circle of relatives and friends. His first wife, 2 sons, and 2 great-grandchildren preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church while yet in Switzerland and when he came to Archbold, Ohio, he became a member of the Mennonite church there and remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. church Jan. 20 in charge of S D. Grieser, assisted by Henry Rychener. Text, Heb. 13:14. Burial in Eckley Cemetery.
HERSHBERGER. SAVILLA H., daughter of Joseph C. and Barbara MILLER, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Oct. 2, 1872; died at her home near Goltry, Okla., Jan. 18, 1933; aged 60 y. 3 m. 16 d. In March, 1882, she came with her parents to McPherson Co., Kans. About 1889 or 1890 she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. On April 27, 1902, she united in marriage to Simon Hershberger, and came with him to Oklahoma, where she lived the remainder of her life. Four children were born to this union: Andrew, Levi, and Phebe, all at home, and Mary, who preceded her mother in death May 21, 1921. On Jan. 16 she had a paralytic stroke and after 41 hours of intense suffering she peacefully passed away. Her father, mother, and one sister, Mrs. Sadie Jewel, preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 2 sons and 1 daughter, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, 2 uncles, 2 aunts, and a host of cousins, nephews, and nieces. Funeral services were held Jan. 20, 1933, at the Mennonite Church near Jet, Okla. Interment in adjoining cemetery. Sermon was preached by Bro. D.Y. Hooley, Harper, Kans., assisted by Bros. S.C. Miller and D D. Miller. Text, Rev. 14:13. She was very much attached to her family and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for their comfort. "Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her" (Prov. 31:28). Her life was one of unselfishness, always ready to help others.
WELDY. MILDRED MARIE Weldy, daughter of Leander and Elizabeth Weldy, was born July 13, 1909, at Wakarusa, Ind.; died Jan. 8, 1933, at the home of her parents in Goshen, Ind.; aged 23 y. 6 m. 25 d. Death was caused by a complication of diseases, following an earlier attack of influenza. Although confined to her bed for sixteen weeks, she never murmured nor complained, but frequently expressed a desire to pass on and be freed from her suffering. When death finally came she realized what was happening and was ready to go. Besides her parents she leaves 1 sister (Verna Mae, at home), 1 foster brother (John Rohr of Goshen), 3 grandparents (Jacob Weldy of Wakarusa, and Mr. And Mrs. J.W. Christophel of Goshen), and many other relatives and friends. Mildred united with the Mennonite Church when thirteen years old and continued faithful to her profession until death. During the last few years she assisted in the Cradle Roll Department of the College Sunday school, in which she was much interested, and where her work was much appreciated. She is a graduate from the Academy Department of Goshen College, and for the past years was employed in the Woolworth Store at Goshen. A note left by Mildred, dated July 25, shows us that she was looking into the future at that time. It reads as follows: "The greatest importance in our family just now is Uncle Allen's (referring to Allen Christophel) sudden death. It just doesn't seem true. Yet looking at it from every angle it seems to be for the best. We must reconcile ourselves to it and fall in line and be ready." Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. S.C. Yoder, who also conducted the service at the Yellow Creek Church, assisted by D A. Yoder.
"Mildred has fallen asleep-
Beautiful rest for the weary,
Well-deserved rest for the true.
When our life's journey has ended
We shall again be with you."
AYLER. IRENA MAY (NEUHAUSER), daughter of Christian W. and Mary Isabella Neuhauser, was born May 16, 1892 at Larned, Kansas. When she was 3 years old she with her parents moved to Newton, Kans. At the age of 16 she moved to Harper, Kans. On April 12, 1914, she was united in marriage to Claude Ayler. Their first years of married life were spent in Kansas City, after which time they returned to Harper, Kans., where they lived on a farm 9 years. To this union 5 children were born, 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1923 they with their family moved to Newton, Kans. In 1930 they moved to Marion, Kans. At the age of 10 Mrs. Ayler united with the Mennonite church at Newton, Kans. In 1925 she transferred her membership to the Evangelical church of Newton. In 1930 her membership was transferred to the Marion Evangelical church. She loved her Lord and enjoyed attending the services at her church. Her presence was an inspiration to her S. S. teacher, her pastor, and her many friends. While living at Newton in 9 28 and 29 her sickness started. She was very patient in all her sickness. Following a severe case of influenza her condition became critical. She never once lost hopes of regaining her strength. Her last illness came as a shock to her family and friends as all felt she was on the road to recovery. The end came Friday evening, Jan. 6, 1933. She was aged 40 y. 7 m. 20 d. She leaves to mourn her death, her beloved husband, 3 sons (Claire, Donald and Merle), 2 daughters (Avis and Virginia), her parents (Christian W. and Mary Isabella Neuhauser of Newton, Kans.), 4 brothers (S E. Neuhauser and A.D. Neuhauser of Newton, J.M. Neuhauser of Peabody, J.B. Neuhauser of Harrisburg, Pa.), 3 sisters (Mrs. H.C. Hess, Casa Grande, Ariz., Mrs. L.C. Asper, Mrs. L.C. Heck, Salina, Kans.), many relatives and a host of friends at Harper, Newton, and Marion, Kans. The funeral services were held at the Evangelical church of Marion on Jan. 9. Burial was made at the Marion Cemetery.
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HUNSECKER. SAMUEL A. Hunsecker died Jan. 13, 1933; aged 67 y. 4 m. 16 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. His wife, who was an invalid for many years, preceded him in death 8 months. He is survived by 2 sons and 2 daughters. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, conducted by D. E. Kuhns and J. Irvin Lehman. Text, Psa. 56:13.
MARTIN. GEORGE Martin, died at his home in Greenvillage, Pa., Jan. 15, 1933, after a six weeks' illness. Age, 70 y. 2 m. 20 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. He is survived by his wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church conducted by ____Lind and Christ Martin. Text, II Tim. 4:6, 7.
HERR. HENRY K., son of Christian E. and Sabina Herr, was born March 9, 1877: died Sunday, Feb. 5, 1933: aged 55 y. 10 m. 24 d. Funeral services were conducted by the Millersville brethren using the ninetieth Psalm at the home, and Eccl. 1 and II Kings 20:1 ("Set thine house in order for thou shalt die and not live") at the church. He is survived by his wife and an only daughter (Irene, wife of Roy Neff).
FISHER. MARY JANE Fisher, nee HELWIG, wife of Deacon Fred Fisher, died at the home of her son, Boyd, near Richfield, Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 30, 1933; aged 79 y. 2 m. 19 d. To this union were born 5 sons and 2 daughters; 2 sons and the husband preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for 40 years. Funeral services were conducted in the U. B. Church by M. B. Brubaker and Preacher Neff. Text, Job 14:14, 15. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
HESS. Miriam H., daughter of Henry R. and Mary Herr Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., Jan. 28, 1929; died Jan. 23, 1933, in the Lancaster General Hospital, following an operation for appendicitis after an illness of 3 days. She was aged 3 y. 11 m. 23 d. She is survived by her parents, 2 brothers and 1 sister (Harold, Elsie and Lester), 2 grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home and also at the Byerland Mennonite Church by Bros. John H. Mosemann and Maris Hess. Text, "God is Love." Interment in adjoining cemetery.
The little chair is vacant now.
Since Miriam is at rest,
But our heads do humbly bow
And say, God thought it best.
BRUNK. KATIE AMANDA, eldest daughter of Maggie and the late John G. Brunk, was born Oct. 15, 1893; died Jan. 26, 1933, of agranulocytic angina at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital where she had been seriously ill for one week. She was born near Waynesboro, Va., where she spent most of her life. She was a member of the Lindale Mennonite Church. She is survived by her mother, 2 brothers (Menno J. and Lewis S.), 2 sisters (Mary and Anna), 1 half-brother (Aldine C. Brunk, a missionary in India), 1 niece and 2 nephews. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 28 from the Lindale Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. John R. Mumaw and Perry Shank. Interment in the cemetery by the church.
HUNTSBERGER. - ABRAM Huntsberger was born near Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 9, 1852; died at his home in Orrville, Feb. 2, 1933; aged 80 y. 11 m. 23 d. On Jan. 22, 1874 he was united in marriage to Mary Brenneman. To them were born 8 children, 3 having preceded him in death (Mrs. Anna Horst, Harry, and an infant son). Surviving him is Sister Huntsberger, 2 daughters (Mrs. Fannie Hostetler and Mrs. Mamie Garn, Orrville, O.), 3 sons (Benj. F., Massillon, O., Jacob B., Brewster, O., and Melvin H., Berea, O.). He united with the Mennonite Church about 60 years ago. He served as chorister many years. Having moved to Orrville, he took up his membership with the Orrville Mennonite Church. Services were held at the Martin Church Feb. 5. Text, Matt. 28:6, last clause, by I. J. Buchwalter, assisted by I. W. Royer and J. S. Gerig. Interment in cemetery near by.
SCHWEITZER. ELEANOR MAE, only child of David and Verona (Stutzman) Schweitzer, was born Oct. 24, 1932; died at her home near Beaver Crossing, Nebr., Jan. 31, 1933; aged 3 m. 7 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure father, mother, 4 grandparents, 6 uncles, 7 aunts, and a host of relatives and friends who learned to know and love her during her short stay here. She was sick only a few days until death came to her relief, and the Lord took her to be with the angels in heaven. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview church Feb. 2, 1933, in charge of Bros. Ezra Roth and Wm. R. Eicher. Texts, Rev. 21:23-22:7, Psa. 39, and Matt. 18:3. Interment in the West Fairview cemetery adjoining the church.
"Dear little hands I miss them so,
All through the day where'er I go,
All through the night how lonely it seems,
For no little hands wake me out of my dreams."
LANDIS. MINNIE (REIST) Landis, daughter of Jacob and Mary (Peifer) Reist, was born Oct. 23, 1887; died Jan. 27, 1933; aged 45 y. 3 m. 4 d. She passed to her eternal home just sixteen hours before her father (J. B. Reist, whose obituary appears in this number) living in the same home. She was united in marriage to Jeremiah Landis, Jan. 3, 1911. She is survived by her husband and 2 daughters (Mary F. and Vera Mae), her mother and sisters and relatives mentioned in the obituary of Jacob B. Reist. A week before her death she took her bed, and died of acute meningitis. Services were conducted Jan. 29 at the home and at East Petersburg Church by Bro. Henry Lutz assisted by Bros. John W. Hess and Joseph Boll. Text, Job 17:11. Body laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
"The room is empty now,
Since mother is at rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow
And say, God thought it best."
MEANS. HETTIE, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kulp) Means, was born in Medina Co., Ohio, April 9, 1857; died Jan. 23, 1933; aged 75 y. 9 m. 14 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite church for many years and up to the time of her death. One brother (Jacob) remains from a family of 9 children. During the last few years of her life her mind was in a very feeble condition. We think back beyond these years and remember her when she was well and able to assist in the home of her aged parents, caring for them as well as lend a helping hand in other homes. Many were her deeds of kindness. She took into her own home David Moore, when a little boy, and cared for him a number of years, and later a little girl from the Orphans' Home, Elva Spencer Beheydt, and gave her kind and loving care until she had established a home of her own. Funeral services were held at Lower Mennonite church by the Bros. Moses G. Horst and Abram B. Good.
EIGSTI. MARILYN JANE, daughter of Emery and Edna Eigsti, was born July 8, 1932; passed away Jan. 30, 1933; aged 6 m. 22 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure father and mother, 2 brothers (Orlin and Mervin), and 2 sisters (Doris and Ruth), her 4 grandparents, as well as many other relatives and friends. She was sick only a few days. At first it was only a cold but complications set in that resulted in her death. Although her stay in this world was very brief she filled the home with cheer and sunshine and her presence in the family circle will be greatly missed. Her life was truly but a "bud" here to bloom forever in heaven.
"Renew my will from day to day,
Blend it with Thine and take away
All that now makes it hard to say,
Thy will be done."
Funeral services were held from the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church Feb. 1, in charge of Simon Gingerich and C. L. Graber. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
BETZNER. - HENRY B. Betzner, of Kitchener, Ont., died Jan. 5, 1933; aged 73 y. 9 m. 25 d. He was married to Fanny Snider, who, with a son, Ira of New York City, and daughter, Una, 2 brothers, David B. and Eliab, all of Kitchener, survive, together with many friends and relatives. He was stricken very suddenly, while attending a union service at Zion Evangelical church. With his daughter he had barely seated himself, seemingly well, when death took him in a moment, as reported by a physician, who happened to be present. The family had lived for a number of years, in Elkhart and Van Buren, Ind., but had again returned to their native city. He was widely known, of genial disposition, was respected in church and community circles. He had accepted Christ as his Savior, joined the United Church of Canada, had become an elder and also a member of the Board of Trustees of that church. Funeral services were conducted by his pastor, Mr. Logan at Trinity United Church. Interment in the first Mennonite Church cemetery, Kitchener, Ont.
EASH. HENRY M. Eash was born Oct. 14,1855; died Jan. 18, 1933; aged 77 y. 3 m. 4 d. He was married to Annie Kaufman nearly 51 years ago. He is survived by his widow, who has been confined to her home for almost 2 years by sickness, and the following children: Lizzie, wife of Edwin Hershberger, Johnstown, Pa., R. 4; Menno, of near Jerome, Pa.; Josiah, of Ohio; Sem of Hollsopple, Pa., R. 2, with whom he made his home; Sadie, of near Kelso, Pa.; Effie, wife of Christ Holsopple of near Hollsopple; Trella, wife of Irvin Hershberger of Hollsopple, R. 2; and 1 step-son, Amos I. Kauffman, of Ohio. He is also survived by 31 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, 1 brother and 4 sisters. He united with the Amish church in his younger years and in 1917 transferred his membership to the Mennonite church. He was a warm hearted Christian who seemed to have the love and respect of all who were acquainted with him. He will be missed in the home, in the community, and in the church, as he was a good neighbor and was much interested in the cause of Christ. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 21, at the home by James Saylor and at the Thomas church by Joseph Saylor, H. C. Blough, and L. A. Blough. Texts, II Tim. 4:7,8 and I Thes. 4:13. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
MARTIN. AMANDA L., daughter of Abram and Mary Horst, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., Sept 7, 1856; died at her home, Maugansville, Md., Jan. 29, 1933; aged 76 y. 4 m. 22 d. She was united in marriage to John W. Martin who preceded her in death Sept. 16, 1899. To this union were born 14 children; 3 died when small; 1 daughter (Naomi Hege) aged 25 y. also preceded her, leaving 4 small children. The 10 remaining are Levi, Noah, Abram, Amanda, Mary, Mrs. Aaron Keener, Mrs. Henry Hege, Mrs. David Frey, Mrs. Clarence Martin, and Henry. Besides these children she is survived by 42 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite church at the age of 21. During her 33 years of widowhood with a family of 11 children many problems arose, but her courage and faith in God helped her through these years. She will be missed by her family who have enjoyed the Christian training while in the home. In her illness she was patient and submissive, always desiring the Lord's will be done. Services were held at Bro. Aaron Keener's home, her daughter, also at Reiff's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Moses Horst, David Lesher, and Irvin Lehman. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Beautiful rest for you, Mother,
Well deserved rest for the true;
When our life's journey is ended
We shall again be with you."
BYLER. ROSE, daughter of Ben and Emma STOLTZFUS, was born near Hartford, Kans., Jan. 26, 1889; departed this earthly life at her home near West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 20, 1933; aged 43 y. 11 m. 25 d. She was married Sept. 21, 1913, to Oliver Raymond Byler, of West Liberty, Ohio. To this happy union 8 sons and daughters were born (Floyd, Frank, Roy, Ruth, Mary, Arthur, Richard, who preceded her in death, and little Robert Eugene, who was only 2 days old when the mother succumbed). Rose became a member of the church at the early age of 6 years. Christ has ever been her source of strength. Like her we strive to look through our tears to the to the brightness ahead. We pause to wonder why one in the prime of life, so buoyant in trying days, so gracious to all, so loyal to the church, so faithful as a life companion, so understanding of the joys and pains of her every child, so responsive to the cry of the little babe should be snatched away from us in the hour of our deepest need. But we thank God most sincerely that He gave her to us for a little while for our comfort and joy. Tenderly she bade each one farewell she knew she could trust promises made to her by those dearest on earth. Confidently she fell asleep to waken in that glorious dawn.
"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 earthlike you we'll find."
Funeral services were held at Bethel Church Jan. 23 in charge of J. Y. King, assisted by S. E. Allgyer. Burial was made at the Oak Grove cemetery on the Ludlow road.
ZIMMERMAN. FANNIE B., daughter of Levi and Katie (Bucher) Zimmerman (both deceased), was born near Mechanicsburg, Pa.; died Jan. 20, 1933 in a Hospital in Harrisburg, Pa.; aged 37 y. 1 m. 1 d. Sister Fannie accepted Christ and united with the Slate Hill Mennonite Church in 1913 and remained a faithful member as long as health and memory served her. Father died Feb. 15, 1916; Mother died Oct. 7, 1924. She is survived by 3 brothers and 2 sisters: Benjamin, Elizabethtown, Pa.; Susan (Mrs. Jesse Harbold), Camp Hill, Pa.; Joseph, Hershey, Pa.; Katie (Mrs. R. E. Emenheiser), Rheems, Pa.; and Levi, Harrisburg, Pa. Funeral services were held from the home of her sister Mrs. Jesse Harbold, by Bro. J. B. Seitz with further services at the Slate Hill church, by Bros. C. B. Hess, J. B. Seitz, and Samuel Hess. Interment in the Slate Hill cemetery. After her funeral these words were found written on the first page of her Bible.
Rules for my daily life:
1. To follow the Shepherd to the pastures and to the water. Jno. 10; Psa. 23.
2. To pray for myself.
3. To read a portion of God's Word. Jno. 5:39
4. To study every moment.
5. To count my blessings.
6. To turn everything into some good. II Cor. 4:8-10.
7. To make somebody else happy.
8. To be content with my lot in life. Psa. 16:5,6; I Tim. 6:6-9; Phil. 4:17.
9. To remember that some day will be the last one on earth.
By Her Sister.
MILLER. ANNA, daughter of Jacob and Magdalena BLOUGH (deceased), was born near Johnstown, Pa., July 27, 1856; died Jan. 26, 1933; aged 76 y. 5 m. 29 d. She united with the Mennonite church and remained faithful until death. She moved with her parents from Pennsylvania to Elmdale, Mich., at the age of 9 years and was united in marriage to Jacob Y. Miller, April 16, 1874. In the year 1907 they moved to Fairview, Mich., where she lived until the time of her death, Father having preceded her in death a little more than 14 years. To this union were born 15 children, 3 having preceded her in death. Those who remain to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother are: Venus J., at home; Ransom, of Flint, Mich.; Mrs. Matilda Clemens, of Saranac, Mich.; Mrs. Cris Miller, Fairview, Mich., Milo E., of Ionia, Mich.; Jennie, at home; Mrs. Harve Stutzman, of Goshen, Ind.; Harrison, of Ionia; Mrs. J. W. Winton, Fairview; Mrs. Otis Bontrager, Fairview; Charley, of Ionia; and Lester of Owosso, Mich.; 54 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Lewis Seese, Elmdale, Mich.), 4 brothers (Andrew and Josiah Blough, Elmdale; Peter, Ionia; and Levi, Vestaburg, Mich.), and many other relatives and friends. Mother had been in poor health for many years, gradually getting weaker and for the past year was unable to walk at all without help. Her last illness lasted 1 day less than a week. During this time she was unconscious most of the time, not able to recognize or talk to any of the children as they came to her bedside. All but 4 were at her bedside when she passed away. She was of a quiet and gentle disposition and has sacrificed much for her family. It is hard to part with Mother but we want to be submissive to Him who doeth all things well. Funeral was held at the Fairview Mennonite church Jan. 28, 1933, by the home ministers. Text, "She hath done what she could."
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
BEACHY. SARAH (TICE) Beachy was born near Accident, Md., Jan. 13, 1883; died at home near Meyersdale, Pa., Jan. 2, 1933; aged 49 y. 11 m. 19 d. She was a daughter of Jonas and Lydia (Yoder) Tice. She was married to Simon C. Beachy Jan. 14, 1900. To this union 3 children were born: Menno, who died when 9 mo. old; Amanda, who died when 16 years of age; Noah at home. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a steadfast member throughout life. Her character was quiet, modest, peaceable, friendly, and neighborly. She will not only be greatly missed by her devoted companion and family but also in the church and Sunday school. She was a particular friend of children, and was a teacher of smallest children's class. She was a friend to all and had a smile for everybody. Her father preceded her in death but her mother survives, also 8 sisters and 1 brother (Amanda, wife of Pre. Noah M. Yoder, Dover, Del.; Annie, wife of Joseph M. Yoder, Meyersdale, Pa.; Mary, wife of Menno J. Yoder, Meyersdale, Pa.; Lizzie, wife of Noah M. Beachy, Salisbury, Pa.; Amelia, wife of Lloyd W. Yoder, Norfolk, Va.; Olive, wife of Claud E. Yoder, Meyersdale, Pa.; Effie, wife of Earl R. Yoder; and Noah, both of Norfolk, Va. She has been afflicted with impaired health for years. Notwithstanding this she bore her affliction cheerfully. In October she began to suffer from swelling limbs, and on Dec. 18 the doctor advised remaining in bed. On Dec. 28 the doctor pronounced her condition better, but on Jan. 2 she passed on to the better world. The immediate cause of death was a weak heart. She was conscious and her mind was clear almost to the end. The funeral was held at the Summit Mills meetinghouse Jan. 5. Services at the home were conducted by Moses M. Beachy and at the meetinghouse by Simon L. Yoder and Norman D. Beachy, in German, and J. B. Miller, in English. The principal sermon and concluding services were conducted by Moses M. Beachy, in German. The remains were interred in the cemetery nearby.
"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."
- The Family.
REIST. JACOB B., son of John and Maria (Brubaker) Reist, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1844; died Jan. 27, 1933; aged 88 y. 4 m. 8 d. At the age of twelve years, he moved with his parents from Mount Joy Tp.; his birthplace being the property now owned by Eli Reist (deceased) to a farm in Penn Tp. Nov. 16, 1864, he was united in marriage with Mary (Erb), daughter of Christian and Elizabeth (Erb) Peifer. After this both accepted Christ as their Savior and joined the Mennonite Church, in which fellowship they remained even now, when God saw fit to call father home. Last November grandparents celebrated their sixty-eighth wedding anniversary. To them were born ten children: 2 boys (Amos and Christian) having died in childhood; and eight daughters (Mrs. Amelia Buchwalter, East Petersburg; Mrs. Amos E. Garber died June 10, 1926; Mrs. Mary Mummau near Rheems; Amanda, wife of Hiram Witmer, near Mount Joy; Adelina, wife of John Hershey, Manheim; Emma, wife of Monroe Metzler, Manheim; Susie, wife of Daniel Stoner, East Petersburg; and Mrs. Minnie Landis who died the same day as her father). That this faithful couple ordered well the affairs of home is evident from the fact that all their children and most grandchildren have accepted Christ as their personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church. Bro. Reist also leaves one sister (Mrs. Barbara Snavely, of Lancaster Jct.) and one brother (John, of Lititz), 55 grandchildren, 80 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandchild, and many relatives and friends. In 1905 he moved with his companion from the farm in Penn Tp., to their home in Manheim where they lived retired until he passed to the great beyond. Five days before his death he was taken ill with la grippe and was inclined to take his bed. He retained his consciousness until near the close of his life, and his going on was but a leading of the way for others to follow as the Lord calls them home. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 30 at the home and at Erb's Church by Bro. Noah Risser, assisted by Bros. Joseph Boll and Samuel Lehman. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Buried in the adjoining cemetery.
"We cannot say, and we will not say,
That grandfather is dead he is just away;
He is gone through the gate of another land,
Led by the Master's hand.
Where everything is kind and good,
Where everything is understood;
So may we live that we may go to the one above
Who has taken him home as an act of love."
By a grandchild.
Transcribed by Debra Walker, Florida
RHONE. JENNY FURRY, wife of William Rhone, was born April 15, 1872; died Feb. 6, 1933; aged 60 y. 9 m. 21 d. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Varner, Lester, John, Mrs. Emma Bumbaugh, Mrs. Bender, and Mrs. Dehart; also a number of brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted by the home minister at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church Feb. 9. Text, Isa. 38:1. She was buried in the cemetery adjoining the church.
SHOEMAKER. LYDIA, wife of Benjamin Shoemaker, was born July 21, 1856; died Jan. 17, 1933; at her home in Elmira, Ont. In 1879 she was married to Benjamin Shoemaker. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and a faithful and devoted mother. She leaves her husband, 7 children, 22 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 4 brothers. Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at Elmira Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Jonas Snider of Waterloo and Oliver D. Snider of Elmira. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
GLICK. ISAAC L. Glick died Jan 31, 1933; aged 8 y. 4 m. 5 d. Isaac was taken to the hospital for an operation for appendicitis Tuesday morning. The same day 6:20 the soul fled home. He was called from his parents (Elam M. and Priscilla Glick, Atglen, Pa.), 2 brothers (Clyde and Ray Samuel), twin sisters (Mary and Martha), also 2 grandfathers, 1 grandmother, 22 uncles and 15 aunts.
"When I shall reach the more excellent glory.
And all my trials are past
I shall be like Him, O wonderful story !
I shall be like Him at last."
GADBERRY. WESLEY Gadberry was born in Ostonburg, Iowa in 1870; died Feb. 7, 1933, in Hutchinson, Kans. He was married to Mamie Dean in Burlington, Kans., in 1894. To this union 5 children were born. One daughter died in infancy. He leaves his beloved wife, 3 sons (Vernon, Fred, Arthur), 1 daughter (Mrs. Ruby England), 1 adopted son (Derrell), (all of Hutchinson), 18 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 3 sisters. He had a most wonderful experience at conversion, was received into the Mennonite Mission at Hutchinson, Kans., May 6, 1932, and remained faithful to God until death. Funeral services were conducted at Johnson's Funeral Home by J. F. Brunk. Text, Rev. 3:20. Interment at Burrton, Kans.
LEFEVER. FANNIE MAE, infant daughter of Bro. Martin and Sister Elizabeth (Gerlach) Lefever, died Feb. 7, 1933; aged 1 m. 11 d. She brought cheer and sunshine into the family, but God called her from this earthly home to His divine abode. She is survived by her parents and these brothers and sisters: Earnest, Leon, Arlene, Kathleen, John, Edith, Ruth, and Martin. Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at the home and at the Millersville Mennonite Church, conducted by J. C. Habecker, J. K. Charles, and C. K. Lehman. Texts, Ex, 2:9 and II Sam. 12:23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Both parents and children loved Fannie dear,
Her cares and smiles brought them much cheer:
But God our heavenly Father of love,
Called her to His home above."
LEAMAN. ANNA, daughter of the late George H. and Anna Herr Leaman, was born Jan. 6, 1867; died Feb. 6, 1933, at the Lancaster General Hospital of a paralytic stroke suffered two weeks previous; aged 66 y. 1 m. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She is sadly missed by the family and many relatives, and a host of friends. She is survived by 1 brother and 2 sisters (George H. Leaman, Lancaster; Emma, wife of Frank P. Lineweaver, Lancaster; Mrs. Fannie H. Sauder, Lancaster, with whom she lived). Funeral services were held Feb. 9 at the home and at Mellinger's Church by Brethren Noah Landis and John H. Mosemann. Text, Rev. 14:12,13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet and peaceful breast;
All is over, suffering ended,
And Aunt Anna is at rest."
By the sister and nieces.
TYSON. JOSEPH M. Tyson of Bedminster, Pa. Died Feb. 9, 1933; aged 76 y. 2 m. 6 d. Bro. Tyson was born on a farm at Bedminster and lived in the same house all his life. He was the only child of Aaron and Sarah Tyson. He followed farming until recent years when the farm was taken over by his son. In early life he became a member of the Deep Run Mennonite congregation and was a faithful member until death. For a number of years he served the church as a trustee. He was married to Lizzie Leatherman, with whom he had 4 children (Mrs. Samuel Gahman, Jacob Tyson and Mrs. Abram Detweiler, all surviving and living in the home community). One son died in infancy. His wife died about 20 years ago. Afterwards he was married to Lizzie Detweiler, who survives him; also 4 step-children, and a number of grandchildren. He was a useful man in the community and will be missed by all. On Sunday, Feb. 5, he was taken sick with la grippe and died on the 9th. Services were conducted at the house on Tuesday, Feb. 14, by Jacob M. Rush. Further services at the Deep Run Church by Melvin A. Bishop. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
WELTY. ANNA (BIXLER) Welty was born near Dalton, O., Dec. 9, 1863; died Feb. 2, 1933, after a lingering sickness of dropsy; aged 69 y. 1 m. 23 d. In her youth she was baptized and received into the Sonnenberg church where she was a faithful member, until death. Dec 31, 1893 she was married to John P. Welty. No children were born to this union. She is survived by her husband, 2 brothers (David of Versailles, Mo.; Daniel, of Dalton, O.), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Daniel S. Amstutz, of Apple Creek, O.; Mrs. William Gerber and Mrs. D. J. Moser of Dalton, O.; and Mrs. Albert Loganbill of Mission, Texas, where she and her husband had spent the summer). Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. Through her sickness she was patient and loving, and before she was too weak she would take her Testament in her lap to enjoy the many promises in which she believed and found comfort, as evidenced by the peace and beautiful patience she manifested. She was kind and sympathetic, especially to children. Her smiles are faded, her kind acts ended, but we believe they will live in the hearts of her many friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 5, by C. N. Amstutz and J. S. Moser.
DILLER. OSIE IRENE, daughter of William and Anna Diller, was born near Elida, Ohio, Dec. 22, 1908; died at her home in Elida, Jan 16, 1933; leaving her mother, sisters (Della at home, Mrs. Carlton R. Wyse of Archbold, O., and Mrs. A. S. Brenneman of Elida), 2 brothers (Wilmer S. Diller of Delphos, O., and Arthur D. Diller of Toledo, O.). She was a member of New Stark Mennonite Church. For the past four years Osie had been a teacher in the Elida village schools and had won many friends. She had been ill for nearly a year but bore her suffering patiently. She looked forward to the future when she could be back at her school work again. No task was too great for her to perform if in her meek and humble spirit she was helping those she loved. Osie will be sadly missed in the home and her wide circle of friends, but the pleasant memory of her will ever live on in our hearts.
"And you-oh you, who the wildest yearn
For the old time step and the glad return
Think of her faring on, as dear
In the love of there, as the love of here.
Think of her still as the same, I say,
She is not dead-she is just away."
The funeral was held in the home Jan. 19, conducted by Bros. S. E. Allgyer, Andrew Brenneman and ____Bruner. Text, Luke 8:49.
KUHNS. Sister LEAH E., daughter of the late John V. and Catharine HORST, was born in Washington Co., Md., Sept. 14, 1883; died Feb. 2, 1933; aged 49 y. 4 m. 18 d. She was sick a little over four months. The last week of her sickness she was at the Chambersburg Hospital where she underwent amputation of her leg, gangrene necessitating an operation. She accepted Christ in her early teens at the Reiffs Mennonite Church, Washington Co., Md. On Dec. 12, 1907 she was united in marriage with Joseph B. Kuhns. To this union were born 8 children, 7 of whom survive: Mrs. Elizabeth H. Baer of State Line, Rhoda H., Fannie Maria, Christian H., Clarence Leroy, Anna Mae, Sarah Marie, at home. Others surviving her are 3 brothers and 1 sister (Jonas E. Horst, Christian E. Horst, Clarence E. Horst, Mrs. Anna E. Ebersole, all of Maugansville, Md.). One son preceded her in death. Funeral services were held from her late home near Chambersburg, Pa., Feb.5, 1933, and at the Mennonite Church by Bros. Harvey E. Shank and J. Irvin Lehman. Text, Amos 5:5-8. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"Soon again we hope to meet her
When life's cares and sorrows are o'er,
Where there is no pain or parting
On that bright eternal shore."
By the Family.
HEISER. ELIZABETH, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth ZEHR, was born near Deer Creek, Ill., Feb. 2, 1855; died at her home in Goodfield, Ill., Jan. 29, 1933; aged 77 y. 11 m. 27 d. On Feb. 25, 1877, she united in marriage to Christian W. Heiser. To this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter; 1 son (Christian D.) preceded her in death. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she continued until death. For the past six years she was afflicted with blindness. Her death was caused by complications of diseases. She bore her afflictions with patience. Her desire was to be home with her Savior. She leaves her faithful companion, 4 sons, and 1 daughter (Peter S., Washington, Ill.; Edward J., Metamora, Ill.; Mrs. William Yoder, Goodfield, Ill.; Simon A., Eureka, Ill., and Benjamin A., Goodfield, Ill.); also 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 13 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Jan. 31 at her home in Goodfield. Services were conducted by Ezra Yordy of Eureka, Ill., and George Gundy of Meadows, Ill. Text, II Cor., 4th chapter. The body was laid to rest in Mt. Zion Cemetery at Deer Creek.
"The room is empty now.
Since Mother is at rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say, God thought it best."
STAUFFER. JACOB GOOD, eldest son of Amos and Anna Stauffer, was born Nov. 3, 1844, near Goodville, Pa.; died at the home of the daughter and son-in-law Mr. And Mrs. R. S. Martin at Goshen, Ind., Feb. 2, 1933, after an illness of 14 days with pneumonia; aged 88 y. 2 m. 29 d. His mother died when he was 6 years of age. At the age of 9 his father and step-mother and family of 6 children moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., to Stark Co., Ohio, where he grew to manhood and followed different pursuits. In December, 1875, he was united in marriage to Mary Hackman, who survives him; also 1 son (Ezra N. Stauffer of Harrison Twp.) and 1 daughter (Mrs. Ella Martin of Goshen) and 9 grandchildren. This was the first death in this family circle. He is also survived by 1 sister and 3 half-brothers (Mrs. Martha White of Dalton, Ohio, Daniel C. Stauffer of Canton, O., Amos H. of Los Angeles, Calif., and Samuel R. of Wakarusa, Ind.). Linda Miller, also a half-sister, preceded him in death by 3 months. They resided in Stark and Wayne Co., Ohio, after their marriage until November, 1900, when with their family they moved 5 miles west of Goshen, in which community they have resided since with the exception of the winter months which they have been spending at Goshen with the daughter for several years. They united with the United Brethren Church soon after marriage, and later (about 40 years ago) transferred their membership to the Mennonite Church of which he was a consistent member until death. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 5 at the Yellow Creek Church by S. C. Yoder and J. W. Christophel. The aged sister chose for a scripture reading I Cor. 2 and for a text, Psa. 90:10. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
SCHROCK. ANNA, daughter of Emanuel and Barbara MILLER, was born June 25, 1866, in Holmes Co., Ohio; died Feb. 9, 1933, at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., aged 66 y. 7 m. 14 d. When a child she came with her parents to LaGrange Co., Ind., where she grew to womanhood. On Feb. 17, 1887 she was united in marriage to Tobias Schrock. They lived in Kansas for 26 years, then moved to New York and lived there 3 years, coming to Indiana again 5 years ago. She accepted Christ as her Savior in her youth and was a faithful member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church since returning to this state. The Lord blessed her with 8 children, 1 daughter, Barbara, preceded her in death. There remain, her husband and 6 sons and 1 daughter (Samuel T. of Haven, Kans.; Reuben of Wolcottville, Ind.; Levi of New Paris; Joni T. of Hutchinson, Kans.; Fannie Yoder of LaGrange; Moses T. of South Bend, and Tobias T. of Shipshewana). Two sisters (Elizabeth Miller, Mattie Hinkley of Ridgeville, Ill.), and one brother (Joni Miller, Uniontown, Ohio), survive; also about 35 grandchildren and other relatives and a host of friends. She was a faithful companion and mother, always cheerful and concerned about the welfare of others.
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely
And our grief we deeply feel;
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.
Yet again we hope to meet thee
When the day of life is fled,
When in heaven in joy to greet thee
Where no farewell tear is shed."
Funeral services were held Feb. 12 at the Shore Church, conducted by Oscar S. Hostetler and Edwin J. Yoder. Burial in the Yoder Cemetery.
Transcribed by Debra Walker, Florida