Rhodes. - Albert Rhodes was born at Rodman Furnace, Pa., April 7, 1878. He was a son of Christopher C. Rhodes. He died July 17, 1935; aged 57 y. 3 m. 10 d. Funeral was held at Altoona. Services were in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Heb. 12:27.
Lafferty. - Donna Jane, infant daughter of Charles and Margaret Lafferty of Mill Run, Altoona, Pa., was born June 30, 1935, and died July 17. Funeral was held at the grandmother's home, Mrs. Murtill of Altoona, Friday, 10:00 A. M. Services were in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Luke 18:15,16.
Charles, - Bro. Harry H. Charles was born near Lancaster,
Pa., Sept. 2, 1867. His mother died when he was less than two
years of age. He entered into rest July 22, 1935, having attended
church and Sunday school on Sunday, July 21, of which he was a
faithful, loyal member. Services by his home ministers. Texts,
Heb 9:27; Matt. 24:44, Jno. 7:6. "Be ye therefore also ready."
D. N. Gish
Smetter. - Ethel Jane, daughter of Edward and Katie Smetter, was born Dec. 8, 1910, near Beaver Crossing, Neb.; died in the state hospital, Lincoln, Neb., July 4, 1935; aged 24 y. 6 m. 26 d. At the age of 10 years her health began to fail. Her condition gradually became worse, until after much concern and care, when her condition became critical, she was taken to the state hospital for treatment. Efforts there were unfruitful in bringing any permanent relief. In the past 3 or 4 days her condition suddenly became serious and on July 4 she passed on to her reward. She leaves father and mother, 3 brothers (Edward of Denton, Frank and Rex), 4 sisters (Mabel, Hazel, Lena, and Wilma), all of Geohner, Neb.; also 1 grandmother, 8 uncles, 10 aunts, many cousins, and other relatives, sympathetic neighbors, and friends, who have learned to know her during her brief stay here. Funeral services were held on July 7 at the West Fairview Church, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher assisted by Ezra Roth and J. E. Zimmerman. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
Frey. - Loren Lemar, son of John and Sadie Frey, was born in Amboy, Ind., Nov. 16, 1914. The early years of Lemar's life were spent in Amboy, where he attended public school. In 1928 he moved with his parents to Converse, Ind., where he completed his public school work, graduating with the class of 1933. He was identified with the musical and athletic activities of the school. He was friendly, considerate, kind and industrious, which made for him many friends. When a child he was baptized in the Methodist church at Amboy, and later with his parents was received in the Friends church at Amboy. After coming to Converse he attended the Bible school of the Church of Christ, and was a member of the boy's class. On July 4, while in bathing at Mexico, Ind., he was seriously injured. This accident terminated in death July 7, 1935; aged 20 y. 7 m. 21 d. One brother and one sister have preceded him in death. Surviving are the parents, 1 brother (Keith), 2 sisters (Arline and Helen at home), the grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ben Frey of Waupecong, and Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hammer of Kokomo, Ind.). These with many other relatives and friends mourn his death.
Christeon. - Sybil B., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. David Lantz, was born March 26, 1904, near Thomas, Okla.; died at the Goshen Hospital, Goshen Ind., July 20, 1935; aged 31 y. 3 m. 20 d. Death was caused by peritonitis, the deceased having been ill since April following the birth of a child. On Dec. 17, 1925, she was united in marriage to Gerald Christeon. She leaves a sorrowing husband and 4 children (Robert Eugene, Mary Alice, Irma Jean, and Janice Arlene), her father and mother of Midland, Mich., 2 sisters and 1 brother (Clara and Lydia Lantz of Midland, Mich., and Herbert Lantz of Geary, Okla.), also a host of relatives and friends. She bore her suffering with much patience and desired to go to her heavenly home to be with Jesus. Several days before she died she renewed her covenant with the Lord and was received into the fellowship of the Goshen College congregation. She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, a kind neighbor, and will be greatly missed by her many friends. Funeral services were held July 22, in charge of M. C. Lehman and C. L. Graber. Interment in the Oak Ridge Cemetery at Goshen.
Sybil, you have left us dreary,
And our hearts have filled with sorrow;
For we miss you and feel so weary,
But hope to meet you on some morrow,
In that dear heavenly home above,
Where all will be joy and peace and love.
--- By the Family
Byler. - Lydia, daughter of Benjamin and Mary (King) Kauffman, was born in Lawrence Co., Pa., Dec. 24, 1867; died at her home in Clarence Center, N. Y., July 12, 1935; aged 67 y. 7 m. 18 d. At the age of seventeen she united with the A. M. Church, and remained faithful until death. In 1890 she was united in marriage to Jacob H. Byler. Ten children were born to this union: Amanda (Mrs. Curtis Cressman of New Hamburg, Ont.); Mary (Mrs. Amos Yoder of Aberdeen, S. Dak.); Alice (Mrs. Chris Miller of Kansas City, Kans.); Elsie (Mrs. Roy Frey of Akron, N. Y.); Elmer, Joe, Archie, and Raymond of Clarence Center N. Y.; Two infant sons preceded her. Her father, mother, 6 brothers and sisters also preceded her. Besides her children, she also leaves 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister (Eli Kauffman of Clarence, N. Y.; Solomon of New Castle, Pa.; Amos of La Junta, Colo.; and Mrs. Amanda Hostetler of West Liberty., O.). In 1904 she with her husband and family moved to Thomas, Okla.; later to Guyman, Okla., and from there to East Lynne, Mo.; then to Maurice, Man., Can., and from there to their present home in Clarence Center, N. Y. Though we had watched her weakening condition, the end was a shock. She had been working as usual, and after thirty minutes of suffering, she said she was dying and passed on. The parting is hard but we mourn not as those who have no hope. Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord. From henceforth they shall rest from their labors. Burial in the Good Cemetery. Services were conducted by J. W. Birky at the house, using Psa. 90, and at the church by Bros. S. F. Coffman and J. W. Birky. Text, 1 Sam. 20:3 --"There is but a step between me and death."
Klopfenstein. - Abbie (Roth) Klopfenstein was
born July 15, 1873 near Middlebury, Ind.; died at her home in
Beaver Crossing, Neb., June 23, 1935; aged 61 y. 11 m. 8 d. On
May 8, 1890, near Chappell, Neb., she was married to Levi Klopfenstein.
To this union were born 7 sons and 2 daughters. One son (Raymond)
passed on to his reward on April 7 1913. In her early youth she
was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church, in which
faith she died. In her last days she was especially anxious to
depart this life, and be with Christ which she realized was far
better. In 1866 she moved with her parents to Chappell, Neb. Here
she was married. In 1891 they moved to near Archbold, Ohio. In
1897 they moved to Fountain, Mich. In 1899 they moved back to
Nebraska, locating near Lexington; in 1907 to Pulaski, Ia., and
in 1908 to Seward Co., Neb., where they lived until death separated
her from her family. She leaves her loving husband, 6 sons (Myron,
James, Aden, Harley, Roy and Clyde, all of Beaver Crossing), 2
daughters (Mrs. Cora Gluenken, of Lexington and Mrs. Pearl Burkholder
of Beaver Crossing), 4 brothers (Frank, James, and Mont, of Idaho,
and Edward of Chappell), 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Lehman of Chappell,
and Mrs. Polly Schlegel of Milford). Her father (Nicholas Roth)
a minister, also her mother (Polly Miller Roth), both preceded
her. She also leaves 19 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
Two grandchildren passed on before. Besides these she leaves many
relatives, friends, and neighbors. Her ailment at first diagnosed
as heart anemia, a number of complications with it finally caused
"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."
Funeral services June 26 at West Fairview Church, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher, Geo. Miller, and Ezra Roth. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
Transcibed by: Don Kauffman, Alberta
Yoder.-Donald Ray, son of Merle and Ruth (Berkey) Yoder of Hollsopple, Pa., was born July 9, 1935; died July 10, 1935. He lived a short life of 9 1/2 hours. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 4 grand-parents, 3 great-grandmothers, 2 aunts, and 3 uncles. It is hard to part with him, but we humbly submit ourselves to Him who doeth all things well. Short funeral services were held at the home of the parents by Bro. Levi A. Blough, with interment in the Blough Cemetery.
"Only a blossom, too frail to stay.
God in His wisdom has taken away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But to bloom with the angels in heaven above."
Swartzentruber.-Herman Earl, son of Daniel and Dora (Lichty) Swartzentruber, was born Aug. 11, 1919, near Oakland, Md.; died July 26, 1935; aged 15 y. 11 m. 15 d. He leaves father, mother, and 3 sisters (Betty, Luella, and Harriet). He united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church about one year ago. Herman was afflicted with acute leukemia for some time and was in bed off and on for the past two months. But the disease was not discovered till two weeks before his death. Herman was a very industrious and kindly dispositioned lad, and made for himself many friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Gortner Union Church by Bros. J. B. and Milton B. Miller of Grantsville, Md., with interment in adjoining cemetery.
- Aunt Mary.
Landis.-Annie Mae, wife of Earl S. Landis and daughter of Willis and Susan (Shriener) Landis, was born July 8, 1911, near Lancaster, Pa.; died July 11, 1935 of complications; aged 24 y. 3 d. She was united in marriage to Earl S. Landis, Sept. 29, 1932, and was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. She is survived by her husband and daughter (Anna Mae), her parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and many friends. Funeral services were held at the home and at East Petersburg Church on July 13. Bros. Frank Kreider and John Gochnauer were in charge. Text, Job 17:11. "My days are past, my purposes are broken off-even the thoughts of my heart."
"Hold her, O Father, in Thine arms,
And let her henceforth be,
A messenger of love between
Our human hearts and Thee."
- By the Family.
Troyer.-Once again we are reminded of the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death. In the great struggle of life we are apt to forget that we are born to die; but the sentence of death has been passed on all and to us there is no appeal. Our only hope is to so live that we may be ready to answer the call when it comes. Monday evening, July 22 Menno N., son of Noah and Amanda Troyer, answered that call. He was born in Miami Co., Ind., 48 y. 8 m. 16 d. ago. Twenty-five years ago he united in marriage to Katie Keim who with one son (Ora), mourn his departure. He also leaves 1 brother (John), 3 sisters (Mary, Susan, and Lydia), 1 uncle, 2 aunts, a number of nephews, nieces and cousins. Father, mother, 1 brother, and an infant son (Ralph Ervin), preceded him in death. When he was nineteen years old he united with the Old Order Mennonite Church. In 1912 he and his wife united with the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church to which he has been true and faithful, serving as janitor for many years. We all miss our janitor, the children a special friend for one of his last concerns here was his S. S. class of boys and girls.
"Some day the veil shall be lifted,
Some day the mystery plain;
Why from us these loved ones have drifted,
Why we must bear parting's pain."
Funeral services July 25, conducted by the local pastors.
Martin.-Samuel O. son of Michael and Esther Martin, was born March 13, 1857; died June 28, 1935; aged 78 y. 3 m. 28 d. His wife (who was Magdalena Musselman) preceded him in death three years ago; also 2 sons (Jacob and Titus). He is survived by the following children: Mary (wife of Henry M. Sensenig), Lincoln; Mrs. Anna M. Moyer, Lancaster; Amos, Ephrata; Ada (wife of Menno B. Brubaker),.Juniata Co.; Lena (wife of Henry Graybill) near Brownstown, where he had his home; Nora (wife of Ira T. Graybill) near Mannheim; Phebe (wife of J. Paul Graybill), Philadelphia; Paul, near Lititz; also by 48 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. Father had his usual health. He died suddenly of apoplexy. He was sick less than an hour, while with his son Paul, where he was staying for several weeks. He was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church where his place was seldom vacant. Funeral services were held July 1 at the home of his daughter Lena where he resided, with Bro. Benj. Wenger in charge. Further services at Groffdale Church with Bros. John Sauder (text, Jas. 4:13-15), and Benj. Wenger in charge. Theme, Heaven. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Now the home is vacant,
Father and Mother have gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow,
And say, God thought it best."
By a daughter.
Roth.-Maria Steinmann, beloved wife of the late Nicholas K. Roth was born in Germany Sept. 18, 1851; died June 30, 1935; aged 83 y. 9 m. 12 d. Her death was due to the infirmities of old age. She was confined to her bed for several months. She came to Canada at the age of about five years with her parents, John Steinmann's, the family being among the early pioneers of East Zorra, Ont. She accepted the Lord and was received into the East Zorra A. M. Church of which she was a faithful member until called by death. In 1878 she was married to Nicholas K. Roth and always resided on the homestead now occupied by her son, Joseph S. Roth. Her husband predeceased her 12 years ago. She leaves 4 sons and 1 daughter (John S. Roth of Imlay City, Mich.; Edwin and Nicholas of Wilmot Tp.; Lena and Joseph at home); also 3 step-children (Noah of Wilmot, Annie and Katie of E. Zorra), 36 grandchildren, 68 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends. She was a mother of great patience, and was waiting patiently for the Lord to come. Her last words were, "I am going home to die no more." Funeral services were held at her late home by Bro. D. S. Yutzie, and at the church by Bro. B. B. King, of Elida, Ohio (Text, I Jno. 3:2), assisted by Bro. Menno Kipfer. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
Her place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."
Unruh.-Orvel Clinton, son of D. J. and Mary Unruh, was born near Meno, Okla., Dec. 4, 1917, and moved with his parents to Harper, Kans., March 1, 1919. He died at the home of his parents near Harper, July 12, 1935; aged 17 y. 6 m. 8 d. He developed heart trouble and was confined to his bed about two months. He took his affliction very patiently, and always looked on the bright side of life. Doctors and kind friends did all they could, but. his spirit took its flight one bright and early morning, to be with God and Christ whom he accepted as his personal Savior at the age of 13 years. He passed away very peacefully with his parents, brothers, and sister by his side. He united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member till death. He loved his church and was always willing to serve in any capacity. He was of a very kind and friendly disposition, very obedient to his parents, and never undertook to go anywhere without his parents' permission. He was a lover of music and a good singer. His desire and aim was to become a teacher. He graduated from the Harper High School last spring. In his departure he leaves his father, mother, 3 brothers (Irvin, Lee, and Denver), 1 sister (Alta May), and a niece (Shirley Ann)-all of Harper; also 2 grandparents and a host of uncles and aunts and friends who mourn his early departure and wonder why, but trust in an all-wise God who knows what is best. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. S. A. Yoder and at the Pleasant Valley Church, by Bro. R. M. Weaver and Bro. H. J. King. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
Hess.-Abram B., eldest son of Jonas and Emma (Good) Hess, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Dec. 2, 1886; died July 19, 1935; aged 48 y. 7 m. 17 d. He was united in marriage to Anna E. Murry on March 19, 1912. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter, Mary, who preceded him to the world beyond. He leaves his sorrowing wife and these sons: Charles, Amos, and Christian, all at home. He is also survived by 4 brothers and 3 sisters. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for some years and remained faithful until death. His was a life of few words but of noble service and deeds. As father and husband, his thoughts were for the welfare of his family. As father, his Christian life will serve as a guide for the lives of his children. As a friend and neighbor, his cheerful disposition, honesty, and integrity will long be a pleasant memory. In our hour of trial and sorrow we look to One who comforts, knows and doeth all things well. This loved one whom the Lord has called to be with Him in His home above is greatly missed by the family and friends; but we patiently wait till we shall meet him again and say, "Thy will be done." A short funeral service was held July 22 at the home in charge of Bro. James Hess, and at the New Danville Mennonite Church by Brethren John Mosemann and Maris Hess. Text, Job 14:14. Burial in the New Danville Cemetery.
"Softly and peacefully father passed away,
From earth to heaven to make his stay;
Long and patiently he awaited his call,
Now in heaven he is waiting for us all."
By the Family.
Swick.-J. Milligan Swick was born in Fairfield Co., Ohio, Oct. 14, 1850; died at his home near Garden City, Mo., July 25, 1935; aged 84 y. 9 m. 11 d. He had been in poor health all spring, but grew considerably worse about six weeks ago; the immediate cause of his death being a blood clot in the heart. He was married to Martha Kauffman Nov. 26, 1879, in Champaign Co., Ohio. To this union were born 5 children. He and family moved to Cass Co., Mo., about 1880, and three years later bought the farm on which he died. His wife died May 21, 1923, also 2 children (Fannie in 1888, Joseph P. in 1906). He leaves to mourn his departure 3 daughters (Mrs. Rachel Kauffman of Kalispell, Mont., Mrs. Lizzie Yoder of Lawrence, Kans., and Sadie at home, who so willingly provided and cared during his last years); also daughter-in-law (Mrs. Rush Crawford of Nevada, Mo.), 18 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Two great-grandchildren also preceded him. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church. Although not present in public worship for a number of years because of a physical ailment which he felt rendered him unfit for public gatherings, he had a deep concern for and interest in those engaged in Christian warfare. Thurs we pen the passing of Father, Grandfather, and Great-grandfather:
"Thou hast gone to sleep
While we tarried and lo
It is that great and last sleep.
May we find comfort in Him who alone can comfort
As none other that when He comes
Them that are His will He bring with Him
And thus we hope to meet on the evergreen shore
Of a never-ending eternity."
Funeral services at the home by W. E. Helmuth and at the Sycamore Grove Church by I. G. Hartzler and S. S. Hershberger. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan
Sperla.-Sarah Sperla died in her home in Marietta, Pa., June 30, 1935; aged 63 y. She was a member of the Marietta Mission, having been converted and united with the Church in the summer of 1929. She enjoyed fellowship with God's people and attended services faithfully as long as health permitted. Her health failed about a year ago, during which time she was unable to attend services with the exception of a few times. She enjoyed being visited in her home and was always ready to hear a Gospel message. Her end came peacefully. Her husband preceded her in death about seven years ago. She is survived by 2 daughters, 1 son, 2 step-sons, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. Funeral services were held at Marietta Mennonite Mission July 3 in charge of Bros. Simon Garber and Martin Kraybill. Texts, II Tim. 2:7, 8; Rev. 21:7. Interment in Bosslers Cemetery.
Gingerich.-Lewis Gingerich was born April 11, 1864; died at Frostburg, Md., July 31, 1935; aged 71 y. 3 m. 21 d. On March 16, 1890, he was married to Mary Martha Harding, and to this union were born 2 sons and 5 daughters, 2 daughters preceding him in death. He left the widow, 5 children and 8 grandchildren to mourn his departure. Also 2 sisters of Greenwood, Del. (Mrs. Val. Bender and Mrs. Wm. Tressler), and 1 brother (Daniel Gingerich of Grantsville, Md.). In early life he was a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church of time Casselman Valley District. Having moved away, for a number of years he was not an attendant of church services, but desired to renew his fellowship several months ago. On account of failing health, communion services were observed in the home in May, which he appreciated much. He could say with Psa. 119:59, "I thought on my ways and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.'' Funeral services were held Aug. 2, in the home, conducted by M. B. Miller of Grantsville, Md., assisted by W. N. Simons of Frostburg, Md. Text., Eccl. 12:5. Interment in the Allegheny Cemetery.
Hostetler.-Nathaniel N. Hostetler was born near Farmerstown, O., Dec. 22, 1861; died July 10, 1935, at his home near Beaver Crossing, Neb.; aged 73 y. 7 m. 18 d. Father was ill six weeks, with a heart attack, followed by liver trouble, after which he had a stroke resulting in his death. He was a member of the Mennonite Church from his youth, and a member of the West Fairview congregation for about 31 years. His place in church was seldom vacant. He was a Sunday school teacher for many years. He was married to Mary Ann Stutzman on Sept. 26, 1886. To this union were born seven children, three of whom preceded him in death-Leroy, Barbara, and Floyd. He leaves his loving companion, 2 sons and 2 daughters-Lucinda (Mrs. Jake Gardner), Elbert, Mattie (Mrs. Aaron Roth), and Ivan; also 20 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandsons; 2 brothers-Abe and Henry Hostetler of Ohio; and many other relatives and friends to mourn his departure. Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher, assisted by Geo. Miller, Joe Zimmerman, and Ezra Roth.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a quiet, peaceful breast;
All is over, toils are ended
And dear father is at rest."
-By the Family.
Snyder.-Rebecca (Burkhard) Snyder was born Dec. 30, 1848, near Lancaster, Pa.; died July 4, 1935, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ward Weakly, near Roseland, Nebr.; aged 86 y. 6 m. 4 d. She grew to womanhood in Pennsylvania. In 1877 she came to Freeport, Ill. She was married on Sept. 18, 1878, to Jacob G. Snyder. The following week they started west by covered wagon to establish a home; one month later they reached their destination, 20 miles southwest of Hastings, Neb. Their home was blessed with two sons and six daughters. One daughter preceded her mother in death. Her husband passed away on May 31, 1895. For the past ten years she made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Ward Weakly and husband. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, and remained in that faith through life. She was the last resident charter member of the Roseland Mennonite Church. Surviving her are two sons-D. E. Snyder of Roseland, Neb., and C. U. Snyder of Filer, Ida.; and 5 daughters-Mrs. Bertha Weakly of Pomono, Mo.; Mrs. Hannah Weakly of Roseland, Neb.; Mrs. Lydia Schiffler of Roseland, Neb.; Mrs. Anna Kauffman of Creston, Mont.; and Mrs. Alice Newell of Juniata, Neb. Funeral services were conducted at the Roseland Mennonite Church Sunday afternoon, July 7, by Bro. D. G. Lapp. Text, Rev. 21:1 (last clause). Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Sherman.-Albert C. Sherman was born near St. Joseph, Mo., 4 Oct. 5, 1877; died at the Mennonite Sanitarium, La Junta, Colo., July 31, 1935; aged 57 y. 9 m. 26 d. He is survived by 5 sisters; Mrs. Minnie Frieze, Arkansas City, Kans.; Mrs. Mary Chapman, Mrs. Bessie Ohl, and Mrs. Cora Moyer, Findlay, Ohio; and Mrs. Alice Ferguson, Pomona, Calif. He lived at the place of his birth until about nineteen years of age and then moved to Hume, Mo. About the year 1900 he moved to Colorado. He was employed at common labor until his health gave way about twenty-five years ago. In Oct., 1915, he went to the Mennonite Sanitarium and was a patient there ever since that time. When fourteen years of age he confessed Christ as his Savior and united with the Christian Church. At the time of his death he was a member of the Christian Church at La Junta. His life was an example of Christian holiness and beauty. He was interested in Christ and His Word above everything else. By his kind, sincere, and earnest Christian character he endeared himself to many. He truly triumphed through suffering. He laid up treasures in heaven where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt and where thieves do not break through nor steal. Services were held in the Christian Church at La Junta with interment in the Rocky Ford Cemetery.
Hershey.-Amos S., son of the late Christian and Magdalena (Metzler) Hershey, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., May 3, 1865; died at the Baker Hospital, Lancaster, July 14, 1935; aged 70 y. 2 m. 11 d. He took ill with what apparently seemed to be rheumatism and was taken to the hospital for treatment. His condition was not considered serious but complications later set in and he gradually became weaker. After spending five weeks in the hospital he peacefully fell asleep to awake in the better world where sorrows and pain are unknown. 0n Nov. 11, 1892 he was united in marriage to Sarah Groff who died March 3, 1922. A daughter, Ruth, also preceded him in death. He is survived by the following children: Christian G., Kinzers; Enos G., Gordonville; Milton N., Paradise; Amos G., Ronks; Maurice, Kinzers; Elmer, Paradise; Maggie (wife of Lester Good), East Earl; and Nora, Clarence, and Edna, at home. He is also survived by 12 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: Abram, Detroit, Mich.; Israel, Fla.; Joseph, Kinzers; Mrs. Sadie Wenger, Gordonville; Maggie, Kinzers; Mrs. Christian Brackbill, Oreville Home. Funeral services were held July 17 at the home, conducted by Bro. Martin R. Hershey, with further services at the Paradise Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. Abram Martin. Text, Heb. 11:13. He was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"Now in heaven he is rejoicing
With the ones who've gone before,
And some day we hope to meet them
On the peaceful golden shore."
Burkholder.-Isa Dora, wife of Dr. John D. Burkholder of Harrisonburg, Va., was born Nov. 10, 1878; died of cancer July 14, 1935; aged 56 y. 8 m. 4 d. She was the only daughter of John C. and Catharine Humbert. She united early with the Church and lived consistently and faithfully a commendable Christian life. Hers was a sweet and gentle personality, beloved by all who knew her. One of her favorite mottoes was, ''In quietness there is strength." While never very robust in body, her pure and devout life imparted to her strength. Upon visiting her shortly before she died a friend remarked, ''Such a visit is like a drink of water in a thirsty land." During her illness she was resigned to the will of the Lord, looking for the blessed and "the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ." After bidding "Goodnight" to the members of the family she asked to be lifted up, and shortly expired quietly in the arms of her son. "Her sweet spirit had gone to be with the Lord." She is survived by her husband and four children: Mrs. Paul Bender, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Newton Weber, Fort Wayne, Ind.; Mrs. Harry Brunk, and John Jr., Harrisonburg, Va. After brief services at the home in charge of Bro. Henry B. Keener, the funeral sermon was preached at the Weaver Church by Bro. J. L. Stauffer. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Faith can pierce the gloom of death, and in yon world so fair and bright, behold thee in refulgent light. Shall I ask thee back? Back, and leave thy spirit's brightness? Back, and leave those streets of gold? Back, and leave the Lamb who feeds thee? Back, and leave thy Heavenly Father? Nay, I would not ask thee, if I could."
-A friend of the family.
Holdeman.-Timothy William, son of Amos and Elizabeth (Beidler) Holdeman, was born April 30, 1898 near Dakota, Ill.; died in the Plentywood Hospital, July 16, 1935; aged 37 y. 2 m. 16 d. His parents moved to Fergus Falls, Minn., where his mother died in December, 1916. Timothy was married to Nora Froslie, and to this happy union 3 children were born, namely, Le Roy, Clayton, and Darline. They moved to Plentywood, Mont., in 1927, where they lived until his death. He was a kind and loving husband, and will be so sadly missed by his family, relatives, and many friends. Although suffering intensely from intestinal cancer for the last several months, he was always kind and patient. His first and last thoughts were of his family. He had a serious operation at Minot, N. Dak., on May 10, 1935, where he remained for thirty-one days. He gradually got worse and entered the Plentywood Hospital July 10. His wife stayed with him until the end. He was baptized by Bro. L. A. Kauffman at Minot, N. Dak., on June 27, 1935, and died a devoted Christian. Funeral services were held at Plentywood, Mont., on July 18, Bro. L. A. Kauffman officiating. The body was sent to Fergus Falls, Minn. The funeral was held July 21,-Quells officiating. He was laid to rest in the Bethlehem Cemetery. His wife and 3 children accompanied the body to Fergus Falls. Timothy is mourned by his grief-stricken wife and children, a sister (Mrs. Geo. M. Johnson) of Detroit Lakes, Minn.; Joseph R. Holdeman of Freeport, Ill.; Leonard A. Holdeman of Reserve, Mont. His father died at Plentywood, Mont., Dec. 17, 1934; and his youngest sister died at the same place April 24, 1935.
"'Tis hard to part with brother dear,
No more to see him hers;
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end his troubles and give him rest."
Hartzler. -Benjamin Franklin, son of Magdalene (Gerig) Hartzler, was born in La Grange Co., Ind., Feb. 15, 1867; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. P. Sutter, near East Lynne, Mo., July 23, 1935; aged 68 y. 5 mo. 8 d. At the age of 14 years, he with his parents, moved to Cass Co., Mo., locating near East Lynne, Mo. On Feb. 28, 1892, he was united in marriage to Rebecca King. This union was blessed with one son and six daughters, two preceding him in death: Mrs. Mattie Ann Scheffel passed away Jan. 7, 1929; Sadie Alice on Nov. 29, 1895; and a grandson (Benjamin Levi Zook) on Dec. 22, 1928. Those who are left to mourn his departure are his loving companion, and the following children: Irvin J. of Pryor, Okla.; Mrs. Emma Scheffel of Halsey, Oreg.; Mrs. Ada Sutter of East Lynne, Mo.; Mrs. Ida Zook of Latour, Mo.; Erma at home; 16 grandchildren; a brother (Daniel D.) of New Windsor, Md.; many relatives and friends. Irvin, Emma, and his brother were not present at the time of his death. He was one of a family of 10 children. Five brothers and 3 sisters preceded him in death. They are Lydia, Sarah E., Amos J., Joseph G., John C., Barbra, Noah K., and Eli S. At the age of 14 years he joined the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, and in 1896 was ordained to the ministry of the same church, and for 39 years he faithfully served in this capacity. In 1911 he with his family moved to Pryor, Okla., where he made his home until death. He had a great concern for the welfare of the church and especially for the church where he labored. The influence of his life speaks for itself. Early in the spring his health began to fail, and on May 31, he with his companion and Emma came to East Lynne for medical aid, but with all the care that loving hands could give, he continued to grow weaker, and peacefully passed away at 3:30 P. M. A few minutes before his death he was asked, "Are you glad to go home?" Clear and distinct came his answer, "Yes, I am." Three weeks before his death his companion, children, and their families, and one brother were permitted to spend a pleasant Sunday with him. Realizing that life was uncertain, he made practically all of his funeral arrangements, especially desiring that he have a plain and simple burial. His first sermon was preached from this text, John 3:16, and the last was from Micah 6:8 on May 26, 1935. Funeral services were held at the Sycamore Grove Church, the message being delivered from his chosen text, II Tim. 4:6-8, by the Bethel and Sycamore ministry. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
"Dear father, how we miss you since you are gone;
Your place is vacant, your sweet voice still;
We lonely linger around your tomb
And think of you in that heavenly home."
-By the family.
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan
Zook.-Roy Edwin, infant son of Bro. John B. and Sallie F. (Peachey) Zook, was born Dec. 21, 1934; departed this life July 21, 1935; aged 7 mos. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers (Jesse P. and Samuel J.), 1 grandmother (Mrs. Sallie S. Peachey), 8 uncles, 6 aunts, and many relatives and friends. God thought it best to take him to those glorious mansions where all is peace and joy, where we shall soon meet again. Funeral services were held at the home near Belleville, Pa.. by Bros. E. H. Kanagy and J. L. Mast (Text, Luke 18:16) and at the Locust Grove church by S. T. Yoder and Joshua B. Zook.
"There is never a lamb from life's sorrowful fold,
But wanders in fields that are vernal;
And never a babe shut away in the cold,
But blooms in the springtime eternal."
Beck.- Lois Leanna, daughter of Joseph and Amanda Beck, died July 1, 1935; aged 8 y. 10 m. 8 d. On March 23, Lois took sick with mastoid infection and underwent an operation a week later which seemed to give relief for some time. On April 17 she went to the hospital for the second operation, after which she was home again for three weeks. On May 26 she was again taken to the hospital for the third operation for an abscess on the brain, but in spite of all that human hands could do her youthful life declined until she passed away. During her sickness and suffering, which she endured so patiently. she wore a beautiful smile and often expressed her appreciation in song. She sang of the beautiful land and expressed her desire to be with Jesus, hoping to meet her loved ones soon. She leaves her father and mother, 3 brothers, 3 sisters, 2 nieces, and 1 nephew; also an aged grandfather and many other relatives and friends. Funeral was held July 4 at the Central A. M. Church, near Archbold, O., conducted by E. M. Slagel and E. B. Frey. Text, Matt. 11:26. Interment in Pettisville Cemetery.
Shellar.-Margaret Elizabeth (Hess) Shellar was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Sept. 4, 1864; died at her home in Marion, Pa., Aug. 3, 1935; aged 70 y. 10 m. 29 d. She was united in marriage with D. Alfred Shellar on Jan. 9, 1894. To this union were born 3 sons (Samuel H. and D. Hege at home, Fred H. of near Chambersburg) who with her husband survive, also 2 grandchildren, a brother, and sister (A. L. Hess and Mrs. H. E. Michaels both of Marion). Although she had been in failing health for some time, yet she was not bedfast until Saturday morning, when she suffered a paralytic stroke, passing away at 3 o'clock in the afternoon without regaining consciousness. She was a member of the Mennonite Church at Marion for 40 years. Funeral services were held at the home Aug. 6 with Bros. Geo. Ernst and John C. Sanders in charge. Text, Psa. 116:15; 30:5. Burial at Lincoln Cemetery.
"Far from affliction, toil, and care,
The happy soul has fled;
The breathless clay shall slumber here,
Among the silent dead."
Kratz.-Lizzie A., wife of Sylvanus F. Kratz, of Souderton, Pa., died May 27, 1935, at Grand View Hospital, Sellersville, having been removed to the institution by ambulance on Sunday previous. Complications caused death. Aged, 59 y. 2 m. 4 d. She was a former resident of near Skippack, is survived by her husband, mother (Mrs. Malinda Godshalk, who resides at the Kratz home), and these children: Linda, wife of Charles K. Johnson, of Lederach; Esther, wife of Samuel Landis, of Harleysville; Martha, wife of Abram Kratz, of Souderton; Lizzie Mae, wife of John Ruth, of Lansdale; Frank, of Lederach; Wayne, of Souderton, and Samuel, at home. Two children preceded in death. A brother and sister also survive-Deborah Nice, of Philadelphia, and Clayton Nice, of Norristown. Funeral services were held at her late residence June 2. Further services and interment at the Upper Skippack Mennonite Church of which she had been a faithful member for 35 years. Services were in charge of Bros. Elmer B. Moyer, Jacob T. Landis, Irvin Landis, Jesse Mack, and John S. Hess.
"Well, she is gone, and now in heaven
She sings the praise of Him who died for her,
And in her hand a harp is given,
And she's a heavenly worshiper."
By the family.
Yoder.-Samuel V., son of Valentine and Mary Yoder, was born in Tuscarawas Co., O., May 11, 1840; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Fannie Schmucker) near White Cloud, Mich., Aug. 4. 1935; aged 95 y. 2 m. 24 d. On June 25, 1865, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Camp, who preceded him in death in November, 1869. Two children were born to this union. He was married again in 1871 to Mary Miller, who also preceded him in death in 1901. To this union 16 children were born. Surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Fannie Schmucker of White Cloud, Mich.; Mrs. Lizzie Schmucker, Mrs. Sarah Miller, Mrs. Susie Kuhns of Nappanee, Ind.; Mrs. Mattie Yoder of Shipshewana, Ind.) and 2 sons (Eli of Topeka, Ind., Manas of Nappanee, Ind.), also 54 grandchildren, 83 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Eleven children preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Aug. 6 at White Cloud, Mich., in charge of John Yoder of Nappanee, Ind., in German and E. A. Bontrager of Midland, Mich., in English. Text, Rev. 20:11-15.
"Dear grandfather, you are not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
Written by two grandchildren.
Steckley.-Joel, son of John Steckley, was born in Ontario Sept. 30, 1859; died at Seward, Neb., Aug. 7, 1935; aged 75 y. 10 m. 7 d. He was united in marriage to Phoebe Zimmerman of Livingston Co., Ill., Feb. 3, 1880. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. His wife and 2 sons (Amos and Christian) preceded him in death. When quite young he united with the Mennonite Church in Canada, which fellowship he enjoyed till his death. From 1888 until about the year 1923 they lived on a farm near Milford. Since the death of his wife he had been living in Milford with his two daughters. His health has been failing for the last few years and finally he became helpless when he was removed to the hospital in Seward, where he died. He leaves 2 sons (John and Jacob), 3 daughters (Mrs. Lydia Klopfenstine, Matilda and Lena, all of Milford, Neb.), 3 brothers (Jacob of Ontario, Jonas of Milford, and Daniel of Imlay City. Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Kipfer of Imlay City, Mich., Mrs. Lena Ropp of Berne, Mich.), 8 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services by Geo. S. Miller and Peter Kennel. Text, Job 14:10.
Now the home is vacant,
Father and mother have gone to rest;
But we our heads do humbly bow
And say, "God thought it best."
Albrecht.-Elizabeth, eldest child of a family of thirteen children of Valentine and Elizabeth Birkey, was born near Tremont, Ill., July 2, 1851; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. F. I. Smucker) near Tiskilwa, Ill.; aged 84 y. 21 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and was faithful until the end. She was very unselfish and was always ready to do for others even at a sacrifice to herself. On Feb. 9, 1873, she was united in marriage to John A. Albrecht of Bureau Co., Ill., and they lived in wedlock for fifty-four years, her husband having preceded her in death in July, 1927. To them were born 6 children, all of whom survive except the youngest daughter (Annie) who passed away in 1901. The 3 sons are Simon of Sycamore, Ill., John and William of Tiskilwa; the daughters, Mrs. Rufus Yoder of Lancaster, Ohio, and Mrs. Frank Smucker of Tiskilwa, with whom mother had made her home since the death of her husband -except for a number of years she had preferred to go back to the little house on the Albrecht homestead she and her husband had built for themselves, during the summer months. Mother was almost blind for several years and unable to read, but she delighted in having the Scriptures read to her. Her voice was often heard in audible prayer when she was in her room by herself, and who shall say that her prayers and petitions to God were made in vain. Twelve days before her death she was seized with an attack of angina pectoris, but she rallied from the attack and looked forward to the time when she might again be with her loved ones at mealtime, but on Tuesday evening she suddenly collapsed and in a very short time she passed on to the other shore. She leaves, besides the five children, 20 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held July 23 by her pastor, Bro. C. A. Hartzler, at the Willow Springs Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
" Sleep on. beloved, sleep, and take thy rest
Lay down thy head upon thy Savior's breast;
We loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best,
Goodnight, goodnight, goodnight."
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXVIII, No. 22 - August 29, 1935, p. 478 - 480
Dolly.-Juston C. Dolly was born Dec. 18, 1933, near Comer, W. Va.; died Mar. 17, 1935; aged 1 y. 2 m. 29 d. He was born the 18th and was buried the 18th, and the funeral was preached the 18th of August. He was born on Monday and was buried on Monday. He is survived by a brother Mason, and his parents. Bro. J. T. Shank of Roaring, W. Va., preached the sermon.
Gerlach.-Mary Elizabeth, daughter of Paul and Pearl Gerlach, was born Aug. 13, 1934, in Elizabethtown, Pa.; died April 10, 1935, in the Lancaster St. Joseph's Hospital, where the little one had been taken for an operation. She is survived by her parents and these brothers and sisters: Jay, Jean, and Martha, all at home; also Grandmother Gerlach and Grandfather and Grandmother Brehm. Funeral was held from the Miller funeral home, conducted by Martin R. Kraybill. Text, II Sam. 12:23.
Rutherford.-Rachel K. Zook Rutherford was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1853; died in Nebraska June 2, 1935; aged 82 y. 7 m. 28 d. She was a daughter of Menno K. and Barbara (Kauffman) Zook. She was married to James Rutherford on March 1, 1891 at Greeley, Colo., who died Jan. 7, 1899, at Greeley, Colo. The following children survive: Mary Folls of Nebraska; James Rutherford of Kansas City, Mo.; and Edna of Denver, Colo. A brother (John M. Zook) of Conway, Kans., remains, with the following sisters: Mary Yoder of Redland, Calif.; Sina of Greeley, Colo.; and Emma Randle of Poma, Neb.
Schrock.-Oscar Schrock was born near Walnutcreek, Ohio, July 7, 1893. Departed this life May 15, 1935; aged 41 y. 10 m. 8 d. He was married to Wilma Arnold Wilson, on June 29, 1929. He is survived by his wife and daughter Barbara; also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Schrock; 3 brothers (John of Milford, Neb.; William of Shanesville, Ohio; and Waldo at home); 3 sisters (Mrs. Ralph Miller of Berlin, O.; Alma and Mabel at home), and other relatives and friends. A brother Harvey died in France in 1918, while serving his country during the World War. In his early life Oscar accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Walnutcreek Mennonite Church Saturday, May 18, conducted by D. M. Friedt, A. W. Miller, and Venus Hershberger. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Transcriber's note: Walnutcreek as in original. I have also seen it as two words, Walnut Creek, in other obituaries.
Fassnacht.-Mary M. Fassnacht died at the home of her daughter on July 6 after a long illness, being in bed thirteen months; aged 79 years. During her sickness she practiced one of the Fruits of the Spirit namely patience, although she often expressed her desire to go home and be with Christ which is far better. Father and 1 sister preceded her in death. Father passed away 5 years ago and sister Annie 50 years on the day mother was buried. She is survived by the following: Maggie with whom she resided; Daniel; Laura, wife of M. G. Sauder, New Holland; Cornelius and Charles; also 2 grandsons. She was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. John W. Weaver and N. N. Sauder. Psa. 4:8 was used for the text which she had selected. Burial in the Groffdale Cemetery. A Daughter.
Todd.-William D. Todd was born Oct. 10, 1876; died June 24, 1935, at his home near Lititz, Pa. Death came very suddenly. He had been ailing for a long while, but was improving in health when very unexpectedly the summons came to come home. He is survived by his beloved companion (Laura Root Todd), Mary R. Todd, John R. Todd, at home; also (by a former marriage) Sanford, Laura, Norman, Lincoln, Miriam, and Anna Todd. He was a member of the Mennonite Church of East Petersburg for a number of years. Funeral was held June 27 at East Petersburg Church, in charge of Bros. Frank Kreider, John Gochnauer, and Henry Lutz. Texts, I Cor. 15:14; Job 14:15. Interment in Kissel Hill Cemetery.
"Some day the veil shall be lifted,
Some day the mystery plain;
Why from us these loved ones have drifted,
Why we must bear parting's pain."
Hoover.-Lydia W. (Brunk) Hoover was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Sept. 20, 1866; died July 9, 1935; aged 68 y. 9 m. 19 d. She was the daughter of George and Mary Brunk. On May 29, 1904 she was united in marriage to Hiram Hoover who preceded her in death July 30, 1930. To this union were born 2 children (Geo. W., Elida, O., and Mrs. Willis Ross, Toledo, O.); also 2 step-children (Mrs. J. B. Brenneman, Elida, O., and Benj. Hoover, Lima, O.); 1 sister (Mrs. Fannie Wilkins) and 1 brother (Frank Brunk, Denbigh, Va.), and many friends and relatives survive her. At an early age she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until the end. To her "to live was Christ and to die was gain." Funeral services were held at the Salem Church by Ben B. King, and her remains were buried in the nearby cemetery.
"We miss thee, loving mother,
Still think of thee at home
But since we saw thy suffering,
We're glad Christ called thee home."
Kreider.-Elizabeth L., daughter of the late David and Mary Landis Kreider was born June 27, 1863; died July 16, 1935, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Amaziah Hostetter in Lancaster, Pa.; aged 72 y. 19 d. She was united in marriage to John Kreider March 20, 1881, who preceded her in death May 16, 1928. Three daughters are left to mourn the loss of a loving mother (Luetta, wife of Amaziah H. Hostetter; Emma, wife of Joseph W. Denlinger; and Anna, wife of Roy V. Kendig); also 7 grandchildren, 1 great-grandson, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Sue L. Cooper and Mrs. Mary A. Herr). She was a member of Mellingers Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted July 18, at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin and at Mellingers Church by Bro. David Landis. Text, Phil. 1:21. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
Her place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."
Mast.-The wise man said, "Boast not thyself of tomorrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." We can surely say that the passing of Woodrow Mast reminds us of the foregoing fact. May we heed the loud call and be prepared to meet our Creator. Without any special time for preparation Woodrow went to his Maker Wednesday night, Aug. 14, after being broken, bruised and crushed in an automobile accident. He was the youngest of the living sons of Perry and Arrie Mast of Howard Tp., Howard Co., Ind. He was 21 years old last Jan. 15, but in the brief span of his life he had made a very wide circle of friends, who with the family mourn his sudden departure. He leaves father, mother, 3 brothers (Paul, Clark, Leo), and his fiancee Louise Surface. Two brothers (Claude and Russel) answered the death summons at the ages of 8 and 5 respectively. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 17, at the home by Bro. Joseph Horner and at the Mennonite Church by Bros. Niles Slabaugh and Anson Horner. Burial in Rankin Cemetery. The funeral was largely attended.
Neuenschwander.-Lydia, daughter of Christian and Barbara Leichty Augsburger, was born Sept. 12, 1874, in French Tp., Adams Co., Ind.; passed to her glorious reward, July 16, 1935, at Berne, Ind.; aged 60 y. 10 mo. 4 d. Her ailment was of a dropsical condition and complications for about two years. The last six months was more serious. But through all her sickness she bore it with great patience and contentment, waiting for the coming of her Lord. On Dec. 27, 1917, she was married to Jacob M. Neuenschwander who survives her. She also leaves besides her husband the following brothers and sisters: David C. and Amos, Elida, O.; Jacob D., Geneva, Ind.; Pre. Daniel, Dayton, O.; John C., Berne, Ind.; Mrs. J. E. Greider, Elida, O., and Mrs. J. W. Hale, Dayton, O. Four sisters and 3 brothers preceded her in death. She united with the Mennonite Church in the days of her youth and remained faithful until the end. Funeral services were held near Berne, Ind., by Lee Lantz and Ben B. King and interred in the nearby cemetery.
Short.-Samuel Short, son of Peter and Barbara Short, was born near Archbold, O., April 15, 1862; died Aug. 9, 1935, very suddenly and unexpectedly, after a brief illness of seven hours with acute indigestion; aged 73 y. 3 m. 24 d. On April 26, 1883, he was united in marriage with Mary Wyse, living in happy wedlock a little over 40 years. His wife preceded him in death nearly ten years. To this union no children were born, but they took several homeless children into their home, and provided for them. One of these (Charlie Terril) continued to stay with Bro. Short and provided a home for him after Sister Short's death. Bro. Short was especially known for his kindness, hospitality, and sociability, which he manifested in his life, and thus will be sadly missed by many. He was the last of a family of thirteen children to answer the messenger of death. In his passing he leaves to mourn, Bro. and Sister Terril and their daughter Virginia, and a large host of near relatives and friends. He confessed Christ as his Savior in his youth, and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church, Sunday afternoon, Aug. 11, in charge of S. D. Greiser, assisted by Silas Weldy of Wakarusa, Ind. Burial in Lockport Cemetery.
Cripe.-Emma, daughter of Noah L. and Mary Troyer, was born Feb. 4, 1867; died July 30, 1935; aged 68 y. 5 m. 25 d. She had her home with her daughter (Mrs. Perry Miller) at Elkhart, Ind., at the time of her death. She was born and raised in Lagrange Co., until the latter part of her teens, when she spent about four years in Tennessee with her parents, and then came back to Indiana and spent the greater part of her life near Goshen. Sept. 15, 1888, she was united in marriage to B. F. Cripe. To this union were born 3 boys and 5 girls. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Perry Miller and Mrs. Alta Bontrager, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. James Phelps, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Luella of Goshen, Albert Cripe of Middlebury, and Curtis of Decatur, Mich.; also 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 sister, and 3 brothers (Mrs. E. A. Mast of Kokomo, Ind.; Levi N. of Kinross, Iowa; D. D. and Andrew of Goshen, Ind.) and a host of relatives and friends. Her husband and 2 children preceded her in death. She had been in failing health for some time, but was bedfast for the last eleven weeks. Her death was due to cancer of the stomach. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life, and continued in the same until death. Her sickness was not without suffering, but she bore it all patiently. Funeral services were held at Middlebury, Ind., conducted by Earl Miller and Silas Yoder. Burial in Clinton Brick Cemetery.
Short.-Verden Andrew, son of Andrew and Mary (Miller) Short, was born near Wauseon, Ohio, June 14, 1915; died Aug. 6, 1935; aged 20 y. 1 m. 23 d. For one week Verden was not feeling well with summer flu. On July 23 it developed into typhoid fever with which he became very weak, enduring it patiently until he silently passed away at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon. He was of a kind, friendly disposition, always making friends with every one he met. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior at the age of 12 years, and united with the Mennonite Church of Fulton Co., April 1, 1928, remaining faithful until the end. Verden always enjoyed reading, and many times he would study his Bible after the rest of the family retired for the night. He leaves to mourn his sudden and unexpected departure, father, mother, 3 brothers and 7 sisters: Mrs. Luella Yoder of Midland, Mich.; Mrs. Viola Rufenacht of near home; Lillie, Harold, Elden, Beulah, Mary Jane, Florence, Lawrence, and Martha at home. Also a niece -Esta May Yoder; 1 grandfather -John H. Miller; 1 step-grandmother; and a host of other relatives and friends. He will be sadly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were held at the Central A. M. Church Aug. 9, conducted by E. B. Frey, assisted by S. D. Grieser. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
"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 earthly home;
However painful it may be
To know that he is gone, -
The thought is sweet that we may see
Our Verden in that Heavenly home."
Thomas.-Christina, widow of the late Henry Thomas was born May 27, 1859, in Bedford Co., Pa.; died at her home in Salix, Pa., Aug. 14, l935; aged 76 y. 2 m. 18 d. She was a loving mother and is survived by the following children: John, Zion Hill, Bucks Co., Pa.; Howard, Sidman, Pa.; Jacob, Johnstown, Pa.; Bertha (Mrs. Robert Trotter) and June at home, both of Salix; and Mary (Mrs. Ira J. Stull) of Scottdale, Pa. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Henry Miller, Michigan; Mrs. Amanda Hosterman, Ohio; Albert Miller and Mrs. John Shaffer, Johnstown, Pa.; also 33 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren besides a host of other relatives and friends. Mother was well known and loved in her home community and especially to the young people who came in contact with her as she was Grandma to most of them and will be greatly missed by all. She was a member of the Pleasant Grove Mennonite Church of the Johnstown District and was a faithful attendant as long as health permitted her. She had been sick for about 6 months of which time 6 weeks were spent in bed. Funeral services were conducted in the Salix Evangelical Church by Sanford G. Shetler, Hiram Wingard, and -- Miller, Pastor of the Salix Evangelical church, after which her body was taken to the Richland Cemetery, where she was laid to rest beside Father who died 11 years ago. Mother always had a smile and welcome for us when we would go home to visit and how we will miss her.
"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."
-By a daughter.
Yoder.-Malinda, daughter of Christian and Mary Hooley) Kauffman, was born May 8, 1853; died at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, J. Oliver Yoder and wife, near West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 3, 1935; aged 82 y. 2 m. 14 d. She accepted her Savior when quite young, and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, where she remained faithful and true until death. She was very much interested in church work, especially Sabbath school work, being a teacher in the Sabbath school for many years. She was ever ready and willing to do what she could for her church, the community in which she lived, and loved ones about her. The kind deeds rendered won for her many friends. On Jan. 11, 1881, she was united in marriage with Jonathan D. Yoder. To this union were born 3 children. One son and 1 daughter preceded her in death, as did also her companion who passed away Jan. 13, 1917. She leaves 1 daughter, Allie, who with her husband, J. Oliver Yoder, and 1 granddaughter (Dorothy Roselle, who was Grandma's constant companion) are left to mourn the loss of a kind mother and grandmother. She also leaves 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Warye and Mrs. Selina Smucker, of West Liberty, O.), 2 brothers (Christian Kauffman of West Liberty, O., and Levi Kauffman of Canton, O.), and many other relatives and friends. She had been an invalid for 3 years, being a sufferer from a complication of diseases. She often prayed and longed that she might depart and be with Christ which was far better, but was willing and patient to wait her Lord's own appointed time. Funeral services were held at Oak Grove Church, in charge of Bros. S. E. Aligyer and N. E. Troyer. Burial in Oak Grove Cemetery.
"Over the river, faces I see,
Fair as the morning, looking for me,
Free from all sorrow, grief and despair,
Waiting and watching patiently there."
Myers.-Daniel M., son of the late Daniel and Anna (Myers) Myers, was born Aug. 20, 1873 in Bedminster Tp., Pa.; died July 26, 1935 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Jonas Landes of Doylestown, Pa.; aged 61 y. 11 m. 6 d. Since New Years he was in ill health, and on June 7, he moved to the home of his daughter, where he suddenly died of a heart attack while walking to the barn. On Mar. 9, 1895, he was married to Susie F. Dirks. To this union were born 10 children, 6 of whom are living: Samuel of Barrington, N. J.; Mrs. Jonas Landes of Doylestown, Pa.; Mrs. Henry Swartley of Gardenville, Pa.; Mrs. Charles Kulp of Souderton, Pa.; Clayton and Alfred of Perkasie, Pa. On April 10, 1913, his first wife died, and in 1915 he was married again to Edith Fly. To this union were born 6 children, all of whom are living: Henry and James of Collegeville, Pa.; Jesse of Perkasie, Pa.; Sara of Souderton, Pa.; Laura of New Britain Tp., Pa.; and Edith Jane of Rockhill, Pa. On April 10, 1931, his second wife died. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, a sister (Mrs. Mary Rice), his mother-in-law (Mrs. Sarah G. Fly), and a host of relatives and friends. Although only at the home of his daughter for seven weeks, there is a vacant place. Grandfather was a member of the Doylestown Mennonite Church. During his last days, "Christ the Lord cometh" was in his mind often. Funeral services were held July 30, at the home, by Bro. A. O. Histand of the home congregation, and at the Doylestown Mennonite Church, by Bro. John Leatherman of the home congregation and Bro. Amos Kolb of the Spring City congregation. Text, Matt. 25:13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Into heaven's mansions he's entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Grandfather has fallen asleep."
------ By two of his granddaughters.
Transcribed by Marlene McMullin, Michigan