Mast - Ada Marie, daughter of Silas and Elma (Sutter)
Mast, was born June 10, 1933; died the same day. She leaves her
sorrowing parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother to mourn her early
"May God in His own way, so bless that her short stay,
May increase our longing to meet Him some day."
Short funeral services conducted at the home and by the grave on Monday, June 12 by Bro. J.G. Hochstetler. Text Luke 18:15, 16.
Strite - Rebecca S., widow of John F. Strite, died at the home of her brother, Abram Shank, June 4, 1933, after six weeks' illness from complications; aged 47 y. 1 m. 26 d. Sister Rebecca was a faithful member of Millers Mennonite Church until death. She is survived by the following brothers and sisters: Abram Shank, Aaron Shank, Noah Shank, Christian Shank, Daniel Shank, Annie Oberholtzer, Martha Shank. Funeral June 7 at Millers Mennonite Church near Leitersberg, Md., in charge of Bros. Moses K. Horst, John D. Risser and Denton Martin. Texts, Psa. 132:13; Rom. 8:18.
Culp - Sarah, daughter of Henry and Sarah (Wausettler) Culp, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Sept. 7, 1860; died at her home in Nappanee, Ind., from a complication of diseases May 27, 1933; aged 72 y. 6 m. 20 d. She is survived by 3 sisters (Mary Osborn and Malinda Culp of Nappanee and Elizabeth Smeltzer of Elkhart, Ind.). She with her sister Malinda lived together in their late home for 42 years. She accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church about 40 years ago. Being frail in health, she was denied the privilege of attending church services for a number of years, yet in her afflicted state she bore it all patiently and resigned herself to the will of God. The funeral was held on Tuesday afternoon, May 30, at the North Main St. Mennonite Church at Nappanee, conducted by H.F. North. Burial in South Union Cemetery.
Hahn - Anna (Moyer) Hahn was born at Vineland, Ont., Feb. 28, 1849; died at Denbigh, Va., May 12, 1933; aged 84 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was married to Jacob Hahn Feb. 28, 1889 who preceded her in death Aug. 2, 1936. She suffered from a stroke and was paralyzed in her left side. She was bedfast for 14 months not being able to help herself. She leaves a brother (Amos Moyer of Vineland, Ont.), 2 step-sons and 1 step-daughter. She was a member of the Warwick River Mennonite congregation. She had a great desire to go to her heavenly home and prayed many times for the Lord to take her home. We believe she is now enjoying heavenly happiness. May we all be ready when He comes. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Mennonite Church May 14, 1933, conducted by Geo. R. Brunk, assisted by J.M. Shenk and Daniel Shenk. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in cemetery adjoining church.
Hunsberger - Lavina, daughter of Abram and Elizabeth Moyer (deceased), was born in Haldimand Co., Ont., Jan. 1, 1869. She was united in marriage to Jerome C. Hunsberger on Jan. 31, 1894. They united with the Mennonite Church at Vineland and remained faithful to their profession. The Lord blessed them with three sons and two daughters. A son and daughter were called away in infancy. Their daughter Laura was called away from them at the age of thirteen years, and since that time Sister Hunsberger's health failed her. For a number of years she had suffered from the effects of a paralytic stroke, and passed away at a private hospital in Thorold, Ont., June 12, 1933. She leaves her beloved husband and a son (Walter) both of Vineland, Ont. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, Vineland, June 14, conducted by S.F. Coffman, assisted by M. Whitcher and H.W. Wright. Text, Jno. 6:40.
Cressman - Mary Cressman was born Sept. 5, 1857; died
at her home (where she had spent all her life) June 3, 1933; aged
75 y. 8 m. 29 d. At the age of 21 she was converted, baptized,
and received into the Mennonite Church of which she was a loyal
member till death. She leaves two sisters (Mrs. Eli Good and Mrs.
Chris Fretz) and 3 brothers (Moses, Enos and Noah). One sister
(Lovina) predeceased and 1 brother (Osias - with whom she had
her home) passed away about 2 months ago. Like Mary of old she
chose that better part of sitting at her Master's feet, which
could not be taken away from her. Much of her time was spent in
admonishing others and doing good, leaving a shining Christian
example behind her. Funeral servicers were conducted on June 7
at the home and at the Geiger Mennonite church near New Hamburg,
Ont., by Moses H. Roth, Jonas Snyder and Manasseh Hallman. The
body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Mary's chair is empty now, since she has gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow, and say, God thought it best."
Heller - Evelyn Ruth, daughter of Harvey E. and Eva
Leaman Heller, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Aug. 24, 1919; departed
this life April 12, 1933; aged 13 y. 7 m. 18 d., after an illness
of 4 weeks. Her suffering was very great at times, but she bore
it all very patiently. All was done that loving hands could do
for her, but the spirit took its flight to God who gave it. We
humbly bow and say, "Thy will be done." She was of a
sweet disposition which had won her many friends. To know her
was to love her. She leaves her parents and the following brothers
and sisters: Elizabeth L., Harvey L., Clyde L., and Mary L. One
sister and one brother had gone on before. Brief services were
held at the home in the morning of April 15 by Elmer Martin and
at Mellingers Church by David L. Landis. Text, Job 1:21. "The
Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of
the Lord." Interment in cemetery adjoining.
Dearest to us than words can tell,
Are the thoughts of Ruth whom we loved to well;
'Tis only those who have loved and lost
Who can realize what her going cost.
By her Aunt.
Eberly - John, son of Daniel and Elizabeth (Horst) Eberly, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Oct. 9, 1862; died at his home north of Burton City, Ohio, May 30, 1933; aged 70 y. 7 m. 21 d. On Oct. 30, 1884, he was married to Barbara Nolt, who preceded him in death Dec. 20, 1925. To this union were born 6 sons and 1 daughter (Elam, Ira, and Clayton of Orrville, Alvin of Seville, Elsie Good of Wadsworth, and Amos of Dayton, Va.), 1 son (Homer) having died at the early age of 5 years. He was again married on June 9, 1929, to Mary Begly of West Salem, Ohio. He is survived by his widow, 5 sons, 1 daughter, 37 grandchildren, also 3 brothers (Jonas and Daniel of Dalton, Levi of Orrville). He was for many years a member of the Mennonite Church. He was in ill health for more than a year, his pain and suffering at many times was very intense but was born in great and Christian fortitude. During the latter part of his illness he expressed his desire to leave this world and by his departure a very deep loss will be felt by his family and also by the Church. Funeral services were held June 1 at the County Line Mennonite Church conducted by Benjamin Good and David Wenger. Text, Ga. 6:17. Interment in the cemetery nearby.
Beiler - Earl M., son of David and Mary (Mast) Beiler,
Elverson, Pa., was born Aug. 10, 1931; died May 10, 1933; aged
21 m. He had a short illness of pneumonia. He was of a loving
disposition, and gained many friends by his loving smile. He brought
much cheer and sunshine into the home and his presence in the
family circle will be greatly missed. His life was truly but a
bud here to bloom forever in heaven. He leaves father and mother,
1 brother (Raymond), 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents, 29
uncles and aunts, and a host of relatives and friends who learned
to know him during his short stay here. Funeral services were
held May 12 at the home, conducted by Bro. David Yoder of Elverson,
and at the Conestoga A.M. Church in charge of Bros. John S. Mast
and Christian Kurtz of Elverson. Text, Matt. 19:14. He was laid
to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"A bud the gardener gave us, a pure and lovely child;
He gave it to our keeping to cherish undefiled.
But just as it was opening to the glory of the day,
Down came the heavenly Father, and took our bud away."
Detwiler - Alice Louise Detwiler, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Boley, was born near Taylorville, Ill., July
15, 1909; died May 26, 1933; aged 23 y. 10 m. 11 d. At the age
of 12 she united with the Zion Evangelical Church of Washington,
Ill., later at La Junta, Colo. She was faithful to her church
and her Christian devotion will be remembered in the church where
she worshipped. On May 10, 1928, she was united in marriage with
Paul Detwiler. To this union 3 children were born (Jeunite, Donald,
and Orland). She accepted the responsibility of life in a very
courageous manner. She was willing and endured hardship and was
very hopefully and industriously planning for the welfare of her
family. She possessed a cheerful disposition, singing as she worked.
She brought happiness to others because of the sunshine in her
own life. Besides the sorrowing husband, parents and children,
there remain to mourn her departure 1 brother (Harold Boley of
Washington) and a host of friends in the various communities where
she lived. "What I do thou knowest not now but thou shalt
know hereafter." (Jno. 13:7).
"Let us be patient, these severe afflictions, not from the ground arise;
But ofttimes celestial benediction assumes this dark disguise."
Swartzendruber - Elias J, son of Joseph and Lydia Kauffman Swartzendruber, was born on the parental homestead near Wellman, Ia., Oct. 25, 1866; died at the University Hospital, Iowa City, May 25, 1933; aged 66 y. 7 m. About 6 months ago he began to be seriously afflicted by a complication of ailments which resisted all efforts to regain his health. On Friday before his death, after everything possible had been done to relieve him in the home, he was taken to the hospital, where on Wednesday, he had a paralytic stroke and passed away the next evening. He had a wide acquaintance, being a public school teacher and having taught in a number of schools in the community in the earlier years of his life. During his entire life he made his home on the old homestead where he was born. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church, having been a member of the West Union congregation since its organization. On Dec. 13, 1896, he was married to Sadie Yoder of Holmes Co., Ohio, with whom he lived in matrimony 36 years. She and 1 adopted son (Edgar Swartzendruber), 7 brothers and sisters, and many other relatives and friends mourn his loss. Funeral services, attended by a very large number of people, were held at the West Union church, conducted by Abner G. Yoder and W.S. Guengerich. Text, Job. 14:1, 2.
Landis - Annie F., wife of Levi L. Landis, was born
Aug. 25, 1850; died June 12, 1933; aged 82 y. 9 m. 17 d. She had
been in good health til about 9 months ago. She was still able
to do her housework till five days before she died, when she became
very sick and taken to the St. Joseph Hospital in Lancaster. Her
suffering was very great; yet when she had no pain she was cheerful,
as she always was, and much concerned about her children and grandchildren,
always so glad to see them. Just one week before she died she
visited in the homes of her 3 children and enjoyed it very much.
We shall miss Grandmother very much, but she told us she was ready
to go and that all was well. For which we feel very glad. She
united with the Mennonite Church 65 years ago and remained faithful
until the end. Her first husband was the late David D. Herr.
Besides her husband she is survived by 3 children of the former
marriage: Lizzie, wife of Christ Garber of Mountville; Fannie,
wife of John B. Charles of Manor; David. S. Herr of Conestoga;
also 1 step-son Graybill S. Landis of Lancaster, 9 grandchildren
and 15 great-grandchildren; also these sisters and brother: Mrs.
Francis Young of Arkansas, Iverson Shopf, and Mrs. Christ Lehman
of Mountville. Private services at the home June 14 with public
services at the Millersville Church conducted by Bro. Frank Kreider,
John K. Charles and Christ Martin. Texts, Rev. 7:9 and II Tim.
4:6-8. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Dear Grandmother, you are not forgotten, though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us, as you always were before."
By a Granddaughter.
Nusbaum - Charity, daughter of Henry and Martha Thomas Miller, was born Feb. 11, 1845, near Waterford, Ind. She was married to Dan Nusbaum in the year 1867. To this union was born 1 son, Amos Nusbaum. In 1869 her husband was stricken with typhoid fever. At this time he accepted Christ. After his death Charity was also received into the Mennonite Church. Following her husband's death she lived with her parents until June, 1873, when she was married to John Nusbaum, a half-brother to her first husband and deacon in the Mennonite Church. To this union were born 5 children (Emma, Daniel, Wiley, Frank, and Newton) of whom 3 survive, and 2 sons preceded their mother. She was also the mother to 7 step-children (Joseph, John, David, Levi, Martha, Hannah, and Mary) of whom 4 survive, besides her son Amos. In 1900 she was again bereft of her husband. From this time until her death she made her home with her son Frank, near Middlebury, Ind. She was much interested in her church, and even to the last it was a grief to her to see the growing indifferences among Christian professors to the cause of Christ. One of her favorite songs was "I Love Thy Kingdom, Lord." Another was, "Work for the Night is Coming." Her place at services was seldom vacant, even in her old age; although she had reached the age of 88 y. 3 m. 24 d. Surviving are her 35 grandchildren, 60 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. She was the last of a family of four to leave this world. Her brother, John J. Miller, preceded her only ten days, at the age of 91 years. She is also survived by a sister-in-law (Lizzie, wife of the late John J. Miller). Funeral was held at the Clinton Brick Church of which she was a member. Services in charge of John Garber and O.S. Hostetler.
Widlund - Christina Johnson Widlund was born Jan. 12, 1853, in Jonkoping Smaland, Sweden. She passed away June 23, 1933; aged 80 y. 5 m. 10 d., after an illness of two weeks. She grew up and received her early training in the land of her birth. At an early age she gave her heart to God and to the last kept a strong faith in her Lord and Master. Nothing pleased her more than to be up and doing the will of her Master and many were the sacrifices made for her faith. At the age of 18 she came to Keokuk, Ia., where she lived for about 6 years. In 1877 she came to Manson, Ia., and was there united in marriage to Frank Widlund who preceded her in death 5 years ago. To this union 8 children were born: Albin, Ernest, Harry, Selma, Hilma, Esther, Edith and Vinnie. They made their home on a farm near Manson and did their bit as early settlers to build up the community. She was a kind and considerate mother and ever ready to help the sick and needy around her. She was a strong and robust woman, content and uncomplaining to the last. For the last 18 months she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Joe J. Egli near Pomeroy, Ia., where she died. She is survived by Albin, Ernest, and Harry of Manson, Mrs. Edith Juday and Mrs. Joe Egli of Pomeroy, 4 sisters (Mrs. Louise Ostman of Courtland, Calif.; Mrs. Clara Ostegren of San Francisco; Mrs. Hulda West of Hughson, Calif.; Mrs. Ida Anderson of Minneapolis - 2 sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death), 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, besides relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at Manson Mennonite Church Monday, June 26, Nick Stoltzfus and A.R. Egli in charge. Text, Job. 14:14. Buried in Rose Hill Cemetery.
Beiler - Levi, son of David S. and Rebecca Beiler, was
born Jan. 15, 1868; died May 25, 1933; aged 65 y. 4 m. 9 d. He
was born near Intercourse, Pa., and at the age of 16 moved with
his parents into the Conestoga valley near Elverson, Pa. He was
united in holy matrimony with Sarah Stoltzfus of near Zook's Corner,
Pa., Jan. 17, 1892. He united with the Amish Church in his youth,
and later united with the Amish Mennonite Church of Morgantown.
He was a faithful member and very much interested in church affairs
throughout his life, to the extent that he lived to see all his
children united with the same church. He was engaged in farming
all his life, up until the spring of 1928, when he built a home
on a plot along the highway on his farm and desired living retired.
He was instantly killed when the automobile which he was driving
was struck by a heavy truck on the Pottstown-West Chester highway
four miles south of Pottstown. His youngest daughter, Sadie, who
was seated beside him received a fracture of the skull and numerous
cuts about the face, and was severely scalped. After being in
the Pottstown Hospital for 18 days and is now at home, she is
nicely improving. To this union were born 15 children, 3 having
preceded Father in death. He is survived by his wife (Sarah Stoltzfus)
and 12 children (Mrs. D.L. Smoker of Parkesburg, Mrs. Levi Stoltzfus
of Elverson, Mrs. D.M. Kurtz of Morgantown, Mrs. J.N. Stoltzfus
of Parkesburg, Mrs. Jonas Yoder, Levi Jr., David, Isaac, Stephen,
Irvin, Harvey, and Sadie all of Elverson). There are 29 grandchildren
and 4 sisters (Emma, Mrs. Mast Stoltzfus, Mrs. Katie Stoltzfus,
and Mrs. Jacob Yoder) all of Elverson. The funeral services were
held May 27, at the home, conducted by Bro. Christian Kurtz; and
at the Conestoga A.M. Church conducted by Bishops John A. Kennel
and John S. Mast. Burial in the Mast's Cemetery.
"Father's chair is empty now, since he has gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow and say, God thought it best."
- By the Family.
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia
Frey - Robert Monroe, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Mowery
Frey, was born May 24, 1927; died at his home near West Lampeter,
Pa., June 27, 1933; aged 6 y. 1 m. 3 d. Besides his parents he
is survived by his grandparents (Mrs. and Mrs. Monroe H. Metzler
of Manheim, Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Frey of Mt. Joy). Robert was sick
only 5 days with scarlet fever, then the Lord took him home. We
cannot understand why, but God though it best. We know that God's
thoughts are not our thoughts, neither His ways our ways. Private
services were held in the home by Bro. Jacob Harnish, with further
services at the Erisman's Cemetery by Bro. Martin Metzler.
"Dearest Robert, thou has left us, here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who has bereft us, He can all our sorrows heal."
Flury - Mary Ann (Bixler) Frey was born in Berne, Switzerland, May 3, 1845; died June 19, 1933; aged 88 y. 1 m. 16 d. She united with the Reformed Church in her youth. In April, 1878, she was united in marriage with Edward Flury. No children were born to this union. In 1883 they came to America and finally settled down about 3 miles south of Dalton where they made their home together until she passed away, after a lingering illness of several months duration. In the last days of her life she suffered much pain from which she had a longing to be released and to be with her Savior. April 18, 1919 she with her husband united with the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church, and since have been faithful members. Funeral services were held June 21, by J.S. Moser and Lewis Amstutz. She is survived by her husband, 2 nephews (Noah and William J. Bixler), 2 nieces (Mary - Mrs. Ed. Zimmerly, and Hulda - Mrs. Clyde Budd) whom they have raised, being like a mother to her and their children took her for their grandmother. Sister Flury was a hard-working woman. Her labor is o'er, her trials are ended; may we meet her on that blissful shore.
Shenk - Ruth S., daughter of Bro. Clayton R. and Elizabeth
(Sangrey) Shenk of Lancaster Co., Pa., died June 22, 1922; aged
3 y. 7 m. 10 d. Surviving are her parents, grandfather Shenk (grandmother
Shenk having been called home just a little over 6 months ago),
Grandfather and Grandmother Sangrey, and the following brothers
and sisters: Abram, Landis, Myrtle, Clayton Jr., Mary, Benjamin,
Raymond, Paul, and her twin sister Naomi. Ruth was apparently
in usual health, playing about in the evening. She was put to
bed but by 12 o'clock the ever-waking parents heard restless moaning.
The doctor was called but before morning light Ruth passed to
the land of fadeless day, her death resulting from what the doctor
termed acute intestinal obstruction. This so sudden a call should
be a warning to all. On the day of her funeral the Masonville
meeting house was filled, an exhibit of sympathy felt by neighbors
and friends. The services were conducted at the home by Jacob
Heisey and at the church by John K. Charles. Text, Matt. 9:24,
"The maid is not dead but sleepeth." We commit the bereaved
ones to the care of the all wise God.
"Dearer to us than words can tell,
Are the thoughts of Ruth, whom we loved so well'
'Tis only those who have loved and lost,
Who can realize the bitter cost."
Smeltzer - Samuel, son of Henry and Elizabeth
Smeltzer, as born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Feb, 2, 1857; died June
25, 1933; aged 76 y. 4 m. 23 d. The greater part of his life was
spent in the vicinity of Wakarusa. On Sept. 5, 1886, he was united
in marriage to Saloma Burkey. They purchased a farm in St. Joseph
Co., Ind., and there reared a family of eleven children. Soon
after their marriage, he, with his wife, united with the Mennonite
Church, casting their lot with the Holdeman congregation. On April
16, 1898, he was ordained to the office of deacon in which capacity
he served faithfully until recent years, when his health would
not permit. Nine years ago he had a stroke of paralysis, after
which he was in failing health, and four weeks prior to his death
he had another stroke which confined him to his bed. He bore his
affliction with great patience and Christian fortitude, trusting
in his Savior until the end. Those left to mourn his departure
are his sorrowing wife and 10 children (Calvin B. and George V.
of Elkhart; Mrs. Francis Freed of Nappanee; Rosco M. of Hammond;
Mrs. Ray F. Yoder, John H., Elmer L., Joseph V., Arthur R., and
Mrs. Ora Yoder, all of Wakarusa); 32 grandchildren, 1 brother,
3 sisters and a host of relatives and friends. One daughter, Emma
Freed, preceded him in death on Apr. 2, 1929. In his departure
the family loses an affectionate husband and father, the Church
a faithful servant, and the community a kind and respected neighbor.
Funeral services were held at the home and at the Olive Mennonite
Church, in June 27, conducted by S.L. Weldy and C.A. Shank. Interment
in adjoining cemetery.
"Down from His throne in glory the Father watched His son.
He knew, in His great wisdom that life's great race was run.
His life was spent in service, his hope was heaven to win;
Go. He deserves the mansion and crowns I have for him."
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia
Joseph - Betty Lou, daughter of Beacon and Lucartha (Trout) Joseph, of West Branch, Mich., formerly of Scottdale, Pa., was born June 24, 1933, and died the same day. Our darling budded on earth to bloom in heaven.
McGeary- David Henry McGeary was born in Johnstown, Pa., Feb. 28, 1862; died at his home in Altoona, Pa., June 17, 1933. He was twice married and was the father of 23 children. He leaves his wife, 14 children, and 28 grandchildren. He was reinstated as a member of the First Mennonite Church in Altoona several years ago, remaining faithful until called home. Funeral services were held June 20 at the church in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Yost - Raymond, son of E.D. and Amanda (Speicher) Yost, was born Oct. 11, 1928; died May 12, 1933. Survived by his parents, 3 sisters (Grace, Catherine, and Dorothy Fern) and 2 brothers (Richard and James). Death was due to pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Stahl Mennonite Church near Johnstown, Pa., by Brethren Sanford G. Shetler and W.C. Hershberger. Text, Prov. 20:11. "Even a child is known by his doings whether his work be pure, and whether it be right." Interment in the Stahl Cemetery.
Scholl - Clara Susan, infant daughter of Emory S. and
Sarah C. (Brubaker) Scholl, died June 28, 1933; aged 1 m. 24 d.
Her death was caused by pneumonia which developed from whooping
cough. Funeral services were held in the Susquehanna church near
Port Trevorton, Pa., June 30 with Bro. William Graybill officiating.
Text, Job. 1:21. She is survived by her parents, grandparents,
and a host of relatives.
"Darling, thou hast left us lonely, sorrow fills our heart to-day;
But beyond this vale of sorrow, tears will all be wiped away."
McDaniel - Roy Conrad, son of Roy and Emma (Sala) McDaniel, died at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Pa., April 28, 1933; aged 8 m. 12 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (William Henry and Robert Earl), and 2 half-sisters (Alma Louise and June Elizabeth). Death was due to tubercular meningitis. This little one suffered intense pain during the short illness, and it seemed better to have God call him home than to see him suffer. Services were conducted at the home by Brethren Sanford G. Shetler and Lloyd Kriss, and at the Stahl Mennonite Church by Brethren Sanford G. Shetler and W.C. Hershberger. Text, Matt. 18:2.
Hershberger - Charles Lester, son of Melvin and Elizabeth (Peden) Hershberger, was born near Thomas Mills, Pa., Aug. 4, 1928; died July 1, 1933. While visiting at Edward Hershberger's, his grandfather's home, he rode with his uncle Glen Hershberger on a tractor. In some manner he lost his balance and fell to the ground, the wheel passing over his head before the uncle could bring the tractor to a stop. Besides his parents, he is survived by one sister (Helen Louise), his grandparents and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted in the Thomas Mennonite Church by C.W. Rawley, assisted by S.G. Shetler. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Chupp - Katharine Miller Chupp was born in Holmes Co.,Ohio, Oct. 1, 1863; died June 25, 1933; aged 69 y. 8 m. 24 d. She confessed her personal Savior when 19 years of age and remained faithful until death. Though many obstacles confronted her she bore them with patience. She had many trials, but each trail made her stronger. On Feb. 6, 1887, she was married to Daniel D. Chupp. To this union were born 6 children (Albert of Goshen, Fannie of near Dunlap, Ada of Elkhart, Katy of Goshen, and Lydia of Millersburg survive her; an infant son having preceded her in death). Funeral services were held at the Clinton Brick Church near Goshen, Ind., by Amos Nusbaum, John Garber, and Amos Cripe. Burial in the cemetery nearby.
Schrock - Mary Maurer Schrock was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Nov. 13, 1855; died June 21, 1933; aged 78 y. 7 m. 8 d. She moved with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind, at the age of 8, where she resided ever since until her death. On Feb. 18, 1874, she was united in marriage to David Schrock, who preceded her in death. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter (Ira, Clarence, and Carrie, all of Goshen, Ind.). She is survived by 2 sons, 1 daughter, 3 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Christian of Goshen, Ind., and George of California). She accepted Christ as her personal Savior at the age of twenty, united with the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, and lived a faithful and consistent life until death. Funeral services held at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, conducted by DD. Troyer, assisted by Allen Yoder of the Silver Street Church.
Speicher - Annie Edith, daughter of Stephen (deceased) and Amanda Thomas, was born near Thomas Mills, Pa.; died near Jerome at her home July 5, 1933; aged 53 y. 1 m. 19 d. She was married to Henry Speicher, who died a number of years ago. To this union were born two sons (Cletus and John). Later she married her first husband's brother (John) who also preceded her to the grave. To this union the following children were born: Thomas, Mrs. Clair Warner, Mrs. John Thomas, Mrs. John Lohr, Wilbert, and Richard. Besides her children, she is survived by her mother, 13 grandchildren, and many other relatives. Funeral services were held in the Maple Springs Church of the Brethren, of which she was a faithful member, by her pastor M.L. Weaver, assisted by Charles Bloughy and S.G. Shetler. The body was laid between her two husbands in the Maple Spring Cemetery.
Yoder - Samuel M. Yoder was born near Blooming Glen,
Pa., April 22, 1854; died May 17, 1933; aged 79 y. 25 d. He was
a son of the late Reuben and Anna Moyer Yoder. On Nov. 19, 1887,
he was married to Rose Emma Rickert. To this union were born 6
children (Valeria - wife of Ephraim Gehman, Norman, Katie - wife
of Oswin Keeler, Wilmer and Lloyd) survive, 1 daughter (Florence)
having passed away Dec. 25, 1918. He was a faithful member of
the Blooming Glen Mennonite Church for 44 years. Funeral services
were conducted at the house by Frank Swartz and Henry Lutz, and
at the Blooming Glen Church by Melvin Bishop and A.O. Histand.
Text, II Cor. 5:1.
"He sleeps, he sleeps, and never more
Will his footsteps fall by the old home door;
Nor his voice be heard by his loving tone,
By the loved ones left 'round his own hearthstone.
He has gone, he has gone, to his home afar,
To the beautiful land where his angels are."
Nissley - Barbara, daughter of Shem and Sarah (Swartzendruber)
Schlabach, was born May 14, 1887; died June 8, 1933, following
the birth of a son; aged 46 y. 25 d. She was united in marriage
to Ira Nissley (who is now a Bishop in the Old Order Amish Church)
near Thomas, Okla., Dec. 14, 1911. To this union were born 4 sons
and 3 daughters. Two sons died in infancy. The living children
are, Irene, Ellen, Bertha, Eli, and the infant son. Besides the
husband and children she leaves 3 brothers and 3 sisters (Lydia
Ann Bontrager, Middlebury, Ind.; Matilda Hochstetler and Ezra,
Goshen, Ind.; Lorenzo, Greenwood, Del.; Katherine Yoder and Elias,
Thomas, Okla.), and many other relatives and friends. She was
a faithful member of the Old Order Amish church and was a great
help to her companion in carrying on the work of the church, as
well as filling her place faithfully in the home. Funeral services
were held June 11 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. B. Miller conducted
by the Bishops, T.T. Yoder and S.W. Bender, where a great number
of people gathered to pay their last respects. We know not why
she should be taken away from us so suddenly, but we humbly submit
to the Father who knows what is best at all times and doeth all
Good - John, fifth child of a family of six of Daniel and Sarah (Gaster) Good, was born in Fairfield Co., O., April 24, 1853; died from the infirmities of old age at the home of his daughter near Wakarusa, Ind., July 4, 1933; aged 80 y. 2 m. 10 d. His wife died Feb. 19, 1922, after which he made his home with his children. He was reared as a father's boy and was early taught the lessons of industry and honesty. He was also a diligent student and delighted to talk of the deeper truths of God's Word. At the age of 15 he left home and went to Whitley Co., Ind., from whence he removed to Huntington Co., and in 1881 came to St. Joseph Co., where he established his home, living there until he moved north to Wakarusa. He as united in marriage to Catherine Rebecca Holdeman of Elkhart Co., Ind, Dec. 19, 1880. To this union were born 2 children (Anna, wife of William S. Weaver, and Joseph C., who resides near Fort Wayne). In 1879 he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church and worshipped with the Holdeman congregation, and was for years actively engaged in different capacities in Church and Sunday School. He was a strong defender of the faith. He leaves 2 children and companions, 8 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted July 7 at the Olive Church by Brethren C.A. Shank and Jacob K. Bixler, with interment in the adjoining cemetery.
Felix - Frank, son of Adam and Anna Felix, was born at Burton City, Ohio, Feb. 10, 1873; died at the home of Mr. and Mrs. John B. Kurtz near Smithville, Ohio, July 7, 1933; aged 60 y. 4 m. 27 d. On Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1900, he was united in marriage with Bertha Royer who preceded him in death over 12 years. Their home was childless. Since the death of his companion he worked among friends and acquaintances and made his home with his sister Mrs. John B. Kurtz, who with the brothers, her husband and family tenderly cared for him during his late illness. For the last six weeks he was practically helpless. He is survived by 2 brothers (Peter of Orrville and William of Smithville); 1 sister (Mrs. John Kurtz of Smithville); 2 half-sisters (Mrs. Solomon Goon of Perrysville, Ohio, and Mrs. Nicholas Stempfli of Columbiana, Ohio; and many other relatives and friends In his early life he was received into the Lower Lutheran Church. Later he and his wife were received into the Midway Mennonite Church near Columbiana, Ohio, by Bishop A.J. Steiner. He became a charter member of the Orrville Mission Church in which fellowship he continued faithful unto death. Brother Felix was of a retiring disposition and faithful in known duty, loyal to his church and his Savior. Funeral services were conducted from the home of his sister and at the Oak Grove Church. Interment in Crown Hill Cemetery. Ministers: I.W. Royer, J.S. Gerig, J.N. Smucker, and C.Z. Yoder.
Kaylor - Elizabeth (Sherk) Kaylor was born March 16,
1862; died June 2, 1933; aged 71 y. 2 m. 16 d. She was the ninth
of ten children born to Joseph and Mary Greider Sherk and was
born and reared in the vicinity of Chestnut Hill, Lancaster Co.,
Pa. On Dec. 8, 1881, she was united in marriage to Aaron Kaylor.
To this union was born 1 daughter (Maud, wife of Elmer Eby) who
survives her, as well as 2 granddaughters (Mary and Helen Eby).
Her husband preceded her in death April 9, 1932. She is further
survived by 2 brothers (Andrew Sherk of Plant City, Fla., and
Christian Sherk of Lititz who resided with her). In 1905 she became
a member of the Mennonite Church, a relation which she enjoyed
here, and which, we believe, is now continued in fuller realization
and perfection over there.
"So-one by one- we are nearing the journey's end,
Where time and eternity meet and blend.
We are faring down life's weary way,
That leads to the gate of a better day.
We are slowly folding our tents away,
And passing in silence at close of day.
The book will be closed and the prayers said,
And we shall be part of the countless dead,
Awaiting the time when the Master will say
'Arise - 'tis the dawn of eternal day.'"
The funeral service was held June 6 with a short service at her home in Lititz, Pa., with further services at the Lititz Mennonite Church, after which her body was laid to rest in the Hess Cemetery. John S. Hess, Jacob H. Hershey, and Noah Landis officiated. Text, Jno. 14:1-3, which was selected by her.
Zimmerman - Martin M., son of the late Christian and
Mary Martin Zimmerman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 30,
1866; died at the home of his daughter May 7, 1933; aged 66 y.
5 m. 7 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for the past
49 years. His wife preceded him in death 11 years ago, a twin
son and daughter also preceded him in death. He had been stricken
with paralysis 8 months before his death of which he never fully
recovered. The last day he lived his children were all home to
see him except 1 son who lives in Beirut, Syria. Those left to
mourn his departure are 3 sons and 3 daughters (Mary, wife of
Aaron Weaver, Lititz, Pa., with whom he resided for the past 10
years; Amos, Ephrata, Pa.; Lena, wife of David Musser, Ephrata,
Pa.; Anna, wife of Grube Ressler, Bareville; David, Beirut, Syria;
John, Reinhold; also an adopted daughter, Mabel J. Martin, Sterling,
Ill.). Besides his children the following brothers and sisters
survive: Mrs. Emma Martin of Blue Ball, Barbara of Lancaster,
Jacob of California, Mrs. Mary Wanner of Old People's Home, Oreville,
Mrs. John Delp of Neffsville and Christian of Witmer; 23 grandchildren
also survive. The funeral was held May 11, 1933 from the home
of his daughter. Services were conducted at the house by Bro.
Joseph Hostetler, further services at the Groffdale Church by
Bros. John Sauder and Benjamin Wenger. Texts, Matt. 25:13; Jas.
4:14. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"How we long to cross that river, long to rest upon that shore,
There to see, and know, and love them, with the Savior, evermore."
Sutter - Rudolph Sutter was born Dec. 27, 1863, near
Basil, Switzerland; died at his home near Pryor, Okla., June 28,
1933; aged 69 y. 6 m. 1 d. He was united in marriage to Helena
(Nofziger) Sutter on Jan. 23, 1890. To this union were born 10
children. He is survived by his wife, 9 children (Samuel, Jacob,
Susie, Lizzie, Katie, Rudolph Jr., Louise and Joseph, all of Pryor,
John of West Lynne, Mo.), 25 grandchildren, and a foster brother
and sister (John and Katie Rich). The deceased with his parents
migrated to America and with his brother and sister was orphaned
soon after his arrival in America. He was adopted by Jacob and
Susan Yoder of Ohio at the age of 2 years. He was preceded in
death by his foster parents, a foster sister (Mrs. John Springer),
his brother Samuel, sister Louise and daughter Christina. He died
19 years to the day after his foster father. When a young man
he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and was faithful to
the end. He was taken to the hospital at Muskogee the last of
March and underwent four major operations in 7 weeks and was brought
home with no chance for recovery. During the 5 weeks at home he
enjoyed the constant companionship of his life long friend John
Springer, also neighbors and friends. Services at the home and
Mt. Zion Church in charge of B.F. Hartzler. Text, Amos. 4:12.
He was assisted by I.G. Hartzler. Texts, Zech. 1:5; Job 14:14.
"Dearer to us than words can tell
Are the thoughts of Father whom we loved so well.
'Tis only those who have loved and lost, who can realize the bitter cost."
Gingerich - Catherine, daughter of Elizabeth (Gingerich)
and John Slaubaugh, was born March 14, 1852; died July
9, 1933; aged 81 y. 3 m. 24 d. In youth she accepted Christ as
her Savior and united with the Mennonite Church near Kalona, Ia.,
of which she remained a faithful member until death. On Nov. 12,
1874, she united in marriage with Jeremiah Gingerich. To this
union were born three children (Menno S., Chris J., and Mary wife
of Abner Yoder) all three living on the old homestead near Parnell,
Ia. Her husband preceded her in death Nov. 2, 1904. With the children
there remain 12 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, also one
sister (Mrs. Joel Swartzendruber of Kalona, Ia.). After the death
of Grandpa Gingerich, Grandmother has had her home with her daughter
(Sister Yoder) with the exception of the last six months, which
were spent in the homes of her sons; this change being due on
account of failing health of Sister Yoder. Infirmities of old
age possibly were the cause of Grandmother's death. She bore her
suffering patiently and often expressed her trust in Him who is
abundantly able to care for his own. Funeral July 11 from the
West Union Church near Parnell, Ia. Brethren Elmer Swartzendruber
and Amos Swartzendruber officiated assisted by Bro. Harvey Yoder.
Texts, Psa. 71; II Tim. 4:7, 8; Col. 1:27. Burial in nearby cemetery.
She was loved by those who knew her, and will be greatly missed
in the home and church.
"Farewell, dear mother, sweet thy rest, weary with years and worn with pain,
Farewell till in some happy place we shall behold thy face again."
Hurst - Elizabeth Virginia, only child of Jacob
and Ina (Rhodes) Hurst, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 3,
1911; died March 25, 1933; aged 22 y. 2 m. 22 d. She was a member
of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Besides her parents she is
survived by her grandparents (Pre. and Mrs. Frank Hurst of Martindale)
and her Grandmother Rhodes of Virginia, also a great-grandmother
(Mrs. Lucy Gehman of Weaverland) and a host of relatives, friends,
and associates. Three years ago she was taken ill with what proved
to be consumption. About half the time of her illness she spent
at a Sanitarium for treatment. Many an hour she spent in home-sickness
and many a lonely day she spent there. After taking treatment
for some time she seemed to be growing better and they thought
'ere long she would be well again. But God's way was not so. The
last few months of her life she spent at home with her parents.
A short time before she died she told a friend that her time on
earth was short and she must soon leave this world, but she can
not tell her parents. All was done that loving hands could do,
but God saw fit to take her home. Funeral services were held March
29 at the Weaverland Church conducted by Hershey Sensenig and
Amos H. Martin. Text, Rom. 8:28. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
While at the Sanitarium she wrote the following poem and sent
it home to her parents:
Why must I weep while others sing, to test the depths of suffering?
Why must I work while others rest, to spend my strength at God's request?
Why must I lose while others gain, to understand defeat's sharp pain?
Why must this lot of life be mine, while that which fairer seems to thine?
Because God knows what plans for me shall blossom in eternity.
Burkholder - Harold Le Roy, son of the late Phares D.
and Laura (Sherk) Burkholder, was born in Markham, Ont., Sept.
25, 1905; died at Goshen, Ind., May 13, 1933, in his 28th year.
Harold and a group of 3 other students of Goshen College were
out on Elkhart Canal boating, when suddenly they struck a steam
flue-line slightly above the water, overthrowing the occupants.
Two escaped, while Ellen Hertzler of Hesston, Kans., and Harold
lost their lives. On March 21, 1920, Harold was baptized, united
with the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church, and continued faithful
in the Lord's work. For a number of years before and after the
death of his father in 1928 he continued farming on the home farm.
Following his desire for better fitting himself in the Lord's
Cause he commenced work at Goshen College in the fall of 1930.
With diligent application to his studies he graduated from the
academy in 1932 and at the time of his death was in the sophomore
class of the College. He had practically decided to continue in
the 2-year Bible course. He was also interested in mission work.
Of a friendly, sociable disposition, he won for himself many friends
both in the U.S. and Canada. Being a member of the Goshen College
for 3 years, he came in contact with and formed many friends.
Why we cannot understand why the Lord should remove so early in
life a young man who showed evidences of a sterling Christian
character, yet we bow in humble submission to the will of God.
He leaves behind his sorrowing mother, 2 brothers (Lorne and Harvey),
1 sister (Florence), an aged grandmother (Nancy Sherk) and a large
circle of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May
14 at Goshen College, in charge of S.C. Yoder and Gustave Enss.
His body was then sent to his home at Markham, Ont., where services
were held on May 17, Aaron Grove and S.F. Coffman assisting at
the home, L.W. Hoover, S.C. Yoder, and S.F. Coffman assisting
at the church. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment in Wideman's Cemetery.
"Dearer to us than words can tell,
Are the thoughts of Harold whom we loved so well.
'Tis only those who have loved and lost, who can realize the bitter cost."
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Randall - Leah Clemmer was born Feb. 7, 1859. United in holy matrimony with John Randall Oct. 7, 1879. This union was blessed with 9 children. On June 29, 1933, she peacefully passed away; aged 74 y. 4 m. 22 d. Her husband and 3 children (John, Alson and Barbara - Mrs. Alson Cressman) predeceased her. Those remaining are: Lizzie, Jacob, Amos, Onias, Nathan, Mary Anne (Mrs. Abner Good), 14 grandchildren, and many friends and relatives. In youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained true to the end. Funeral services July 1 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, Waterloo Co., Ont., conducted by Bros. Jonas Snider and Moses M. Brubacher.
Bitner - Catherine, daughter of Mary and Christian Snyder was born near Freeport, Ill., Oct. 18, 1867; died at the family home in Juniata, Nebr., June 27, 1933; aged 65 y. 9 m. 9 d. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 10 grandchildren. Her oldest son preceded her in death 1918. In 1884 she moved to Nebraska and was married to Daniel N. Bitner, Dec. 24, 1885. She was a loyal member of the Methodist Church, an ardent worker in the home and foreign missionary societies. Funeral services were held in the Juniata Methodist Church June 30 with Arthur Monkman and D.G. Lapp in charge. Burial in Roseland Cemetery.
Graybill - Lucie (Whitely) Graybill was born June 3, 1877, near Richfield, Pa.; died July 1, 1933; aged 56 y. 28 d. After a week's illness and intense suffering she peacefully asleep. She united with the United Brethren Church when a young girl, and later united with the Cross Road Mennonite church, remaining faithful until death. She was married to John Graybill in June, 1898. As a devoted wife and mother she will be greatly missed. She took an active part in Sunday School and church, and was a member of the sisters' sewing circle. Her husband, 3 sons, 3 daughters, 9 grandchildren, and 3 brothers survived to mourn her death. The funeral services were held July 4 in the Cross Road Mennonite Church, and the body laid to rest in the Brick church cemetery.
Brubacher - Malinda, oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Eli Good, was born Nov. 20, 1884, at New Hamburg, Ont.;
died July 8, 1933, near Heidelberg, Ont.; aged 48 y. 7 m. 18 d.
On March 8, 1911, she was married to Simon M. Brubacher. This
union was blessed with 4 children: Wilbert, Beulah (died in infancy),
Anna, and Leonard. She had failed in health for some time, but
patiently bore it all without complaint. She united with the Mennoite
Church in early youth and remained a faithful member till death.
She was of a quiet disposition and will be missed by all who knew
"Then let us wipe our tears away, and let us trust in God's dear Son;
Oh! Father help us all to say, not ours, but Thy will be done."
Funeral services July 11 at St. Jacobs Mennonite Church conducted by Oliver Snider and C.F. Derstine.
Denlinger - Anna, widow of Jacob M. Denlinger, died
April 6, 1933; aged 80 y. 3 m. 24 d. She suffered a stroke on
her whole right side, which left her entirely helpless and speechless
for two and a half years. Mother was very patient in her affliction
and always had a smile for those who came to see her, although
often she did not realize nor did she know who came to visit her.
There were times she did not know those about her. She had her
home with her daughter, Mrs. Henry S. Huber at Landis Valley,
Lancaster Co., Pa. She is survived by 2 children, 2 grandchildren,
4 brothers, and 3 sisters; 2 brothers and 1 sister are gone before.
She was a daughter of John M. and Susann (Wenger) Musser.
Her husband passed away 30 years ago. She was a member of the
Stumptown Mennonite Church for 50 years. Funeral services at the
house and church by Bros. Noah Landis and Ira Landis. Texts, Rom.
8:18; John 14.
"Mother, you are not forgotten, though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us, as you always were before."
Pletcher - William Franklin Pletcher, son of John and Christina Pletcher, was born July 1, 1869, in Elkhart Co., Ind., on the farm where he lived until his death. He married Catherine Sherman Dec. 23, 1888. To this union 11 children were born (Roy, Mrs. John Nusbaum, Ralph, Earl, Mrs. Ray Blake, Myrtle, Mrs. Geo. Hunsberger, Treva. Lowell, Edna, and Celestia). Roy, Myrtle, and Lowell preceded him in death. For the past year he suffered with cancer and became serious about a week ago. His passed on July 3; aged 64 y. 2 d. He leaves his wife, 8 children, 4 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and many other relatives and friend. He was a man who was always ready to go a good turn for a neighbor when in need. Funeral services held at the Olive Church, conducted by D.A. Yoder assisted by C.A. Shank and L.L. Rossi.
Duvall - After suffering a year of failing health, Ollin
Eugene Duvall died June 14, 1933; aged 62 y. 4 m. 9 d. The
cause of his affliction is undetermined. The best of medical help
was given him, but he continued to lose ground to the end. He
was one of 12 children of Josiah and Emmaline (Wilson) Duvall.
He was born near Allentown on Feb. 5, 1871. He was married to
Almina Short on March 6, 1890. To this union were born 4 daughters.
He is survived by his widow, 3 daughters (Mrs. Stella Zook of
Rankin, Ill.; Mrs. Mabel Hufford of near Peoria, Ill.; and Mrs.
Beava Waldon of Chatham, Ill.), 2 brothers (Charles of Dayton,
Ohio, and Ira of Chenoa, Ill.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Frank Strubbar
of Morton, Mrs. Della Oliver, Peoria, Minnie and Daisy, Pekin,
Ill.), 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member
of the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church near Morton, Ill. Funeral
services were held June 16 from the Mackinaw M.E. Church. Al.L.
Bradbury and Carl E. Heam conducted the services. Interment in
"Dearest father, you're not forgotten, though on earth you are more;
Still in memory you are with us, as you always were before."
Gehman - Katie Alice (Buck), wife of Israel B. Gehman,
was born Jan. 11, 1878; died June 22, 1911; aged 55 y. 5 m. 11
d. She was the mother of 8 children, all of whom are looking forward
to meeting her in that blissful eternity where sickness has no
power to limit and where cares cannot even dull the supreme joy
and repose. Those bereaved by her departure are her husband, 5
sons and 3 daughters (Barton, Elizabeth, Homer, Esther, Cora,
Israel, Lewis and Abel), 1 sister, and 1 brother. Mother's strength
had been failing for a long time, but when three short weeks before
she passed on she was taken sick, little did we think that we
could be called to give her up so soon. She passed away peacefully
on the morning of June 22 in St. Joseph's Hospital five days after
an operation had been performed. Even though we were unprepared
for her going and though we miss her everywhere, yet we know that
what God does is well done. We rejoice in knowing that Mother's
trials and sufferings are ended. Services were conducted on June
25 at the home by Martin Miller of Landisville and at the Bowmansville,
Pa., Mennonite Church by Bros. Moses Gehman and John Sauder. Interment
in the adjoining cemetery.
"Some day, in joy of glad greeting, some day, with hand clasped in hand,
Pain lost in rapturous meeting, some day we'll all understand."
Boshart - Mary Boshart (nee Reck) was born Sept. 5, 1868, at Alsace Lorraine; died at the home of her daughter Lydia, near Albany, Oreg., June 22, 1933; aged 64 y. 8 m. 17 d. She emigrated to America with her parents when 12 years of age, locating first in Illinois, remaining there for about 7 years before moving to Nebraska, where she was united in marriage to Jacob B. Boshart March 27, 1888. To this union were born the following children: Mrs. Ben Reil, Joe C., and Elmer E. of Milford, Neb.; Mrs. Ira Stutzman of Wood River, Nebr.; Mrs. Calvin Roth of Chappell, Nebr.; Harry J. of Condon, Oreg.; David of Scio, Oreg.; Mrs. Amos C. Gerig, Mrs. Chris C. Gerig, Mrs. Henry C. Gerig and Dan R. of Albany, Oreg.; 2 sons and 1 daughter preceded her in death. She also leaves her husband, 2 brothers (David and William Beck), 4 sisters (Mrs. Anna Sutter, Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Mrs. Chris Springer and Mrs. John Dierberger, all of Nebraska), and 50 grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 11 while yet in Alsace Lorraine, remaining a member in the faith until death. She with her family moved to Oregon in Feb. 1919, where she lived the rest of her days. Funeral services were held June 26 at the home by Bro. C.R. Gerig (reading Psa. 23) and at the church by M.E. Brenneman (reading Rev. 22) and a message by N.A. Lind based on Psa. 17:15. Interment in Riverside Cemetery.
Bowen - Ann Evans Bowen was born in England on Dec. 25, 1854. She came to the United States in 1871, at the age of 17. Since that time she has spent most of the time around Canton, Ohio. She was married to Frederick Cooper on June 3, 1872. To this union were born 13 children. Three sons died in infancy. Six sons and four daughters survive (James, John, William, and Harry of Canton; Frederick of Cleveland; Howard, of Keego Harbor, Mich.; Anna, wife of Elmer Adkins, and Ella, wife of Walter Dunlap, both of Los Angeles, Calif.; Ida, wife of Frank Knouff, and Lillie, wife of Harry Barton, both of Canton). Mr. Cooper died in 1900. On Feb. 1, 1914, she was united in marriage to Bro. Edwin R. Bowen of Canton. A number of years ago her eyesight began to fail. This resulted in almost total blindness due to a cataract on each eye. In August, 1931, an operation was successfully performed on one eye. This gave her the use of her one eye. Last fall another operation was performed on the other eye. A short time after that, in November, she suffered two strokes. These left her a helpless sufferer until her death on Saturday morning, June 17; aged 78 y. 5 m. 22 d. She expressed peace and a desire to depart and be with Christ. She was greatly concerned that her entire family know the Lord. She is survived by her husband, 6 sons, 4 daughters, 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 6 step-children. She united with the Mennonite Church in 1910, and was a faithful member since. A private service was conducted from her home in Canton, and a public service at the Mennonite Church, Canton, on June 19. Services were conducted by O.N. Johns, assisted by Wm. G. Detweiler. Interment in Forest Hill Cemetery.
Saltzman - Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Katie Lauber,
was born near Gridley, Ill., June 30, 1866; died at her home in
Shickley, Nebr., July 12, 1933, after a week's illness of gall
bladder trouble followed by an acute heart attack which caused
her unexpected death; aged 67 y. 12 d. At the age of 7 she lost
her mother and at 12 took up the responsibility of homemaking
for her father. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth
and was a faithful member to the end. She was much interested
in church affairs and lived to see all her children unite with
the same church. The spiritual welfare of her family being her
first concern. She came to Milford, Nebraska with her father and
family at 17. She was united in holy matrimony to John B. Saltzman
on Feb. 21, 1892. A few years later they moved to a farm near
Shickley, where she spent the remainder of her life. Besides her
husband she is survived by 7 children (Anna, Jacob, Katie, Emma,
wife of Lee Steider, Benjamin, John, and Elma, all of Shickley);
also 15 grandchildren, a host of relatives and friends. One son
(Joseph) preceded her in death 17 years ago, 1 sister (Mrs. Phoebe
Springer), 2 brothers (Jacob and Benjamin), also survive her.
Her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister preceded her in death. The
home has lost a faithful mother, but our loss is her eternal gain.
Funeral services conducted at the home and church and cemetery
by the home ministers.
"Dear mother, you are not forgotten, though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us, as you always were before."
Snider - Susannah (Horst), wife of Bishop Jonas Snider,
was born June 2, 1862, passed away at her home near Waterloo,
Ont., July 3, 1933; aged 71 y. 1 m. 1 d. Acute dilatation of the
heart caused her death, which came as a shock to all. She was
engaged in her household duties until two hours before her death.
She manifested a special joy the last two days of her life. As
the age of seventeen she accepted Christ as her Savior and united
with the Mennonite church, remaining true and faithful till the
end. Her special vision of the cross had been a great help to
her in life's experiences. July 5, 1887, she was united in marriage
to Jonas Snider. She was a loving and faithful companion and mother,
and was a great help both temporarily and spiritually, in the
ministry and the home. She was deeply concerned for the spiritual
welfare of the rising generation and of the Church in general.
There remain to mourn their loss, her husband, 8 sons, 2 daughters
(Edgar, Clayton, Deldon, Addison, Walter, Gilbert, all of Waterloo;
Omar of New Dundee; Benjamin, Clara, Hannah at home). Three daughters
died in infancy. There remain also 25 grandchildren and a host
of relatives and friends. Her only sister (Mary - Mrs. Moses Hunsberger)
predeceased her Dec. 1, 1932. Funeral services were held July
6, and conducted at the home by Noah Hunsberger, and at the First
Mennonite Church, Kitchener, by Moses H. Shantz, assisted by M.M.
Brubacher and J.B. Martin. Text, Num. 23:10. "Let me die
the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his."
Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Though mother has departed, still we feel her spirit near,
As she pleads before the heavenly Father's throne;
For her prayers our life shall answer, for we long to meet her there.
And to see the Christ who bought us for His own."
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