Brenneman.-John Brenneman, son of David and Elizabeth Brenneman, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Nov. 24, 1860; was found dead in his cabin near Funk, O., Nov. 18, 1936; aged nearly 76 years. He spent the last years of his life alone in a portable cabin used in connection with his saw mill. Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at the Buchwalter funeral parlor, Smithville, O., by I. J. Buchwalter, Dalton, O. Burial in Martin Cemetery near Orrville, Ohio.
Keim.-Noah, son of the late Christian and Nancy (Layman) Keim, was born March 30, 1851; died Oct. 20, 1936; aged 85 y. 6 m. 20 d. He is survived by 3 sons (Mahlon of Ferndale, Harry of Hollsopple, and William), 1 brother (Josiah of Salix) and 1 sister (Eliza Lint of near Boswell). He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the home of his son Mahlon, by Pastor Bungard of the Brethren Church assisted by Bro. Harry C. Blough; and at the Blough Mennonite Church by Bro. Harry C. Blough. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Robert Roy, infant son of Bro. and Sister Caleb
Yoder, Columbiana, Ohio, was born Oct. 27 and died Nov. 15. He
appeared to get along quite well until the day before his death
when he took seriously ill and soon passed into the presence of
Him who said, "Suffer the little children to come unto me
and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven."
Funeral services were held at the home Nov. 16 in charge of Bro.
A. J. Steiner.
"A sweet little blossom too frail to stay,
God in His wisdom has taken away;
Not from our hearts, nor from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
Sommers.-Mary Sommers, daughter of the late Joseph and Barbara Sommers, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Mar. 17, 1866; died at the Stark County Home Nov. 9, 1936; aged 70 y. 7 m. 22 d. She was a life-long resident of Stark County. She was a member of the Beech Mennonite Church. She is survived by her two brothers (John and Jacob, both of Louisville, O.), 3 nephews, 1 niece, and many other relatives. Besides her parents, 1 brother (David) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church and were in charge of Bro. O. N. Johns. Text, Psa. 17 :15. Interment in the church cemetery.
Eash.-Shirley Louise, infant daughter of Glen and Lavanda
Eash was born in Wellman, Iowa, on Oct. 10, 1936; died Nov. 15,
1936, after one week of serious illness at the Children's Hospital
at Iowa City. She died of bronchial pneumonia. Seemingly all that
loving hands could do, nothing appeared to help, until the loving
hand of Jesus came and took our little darling. She leaves to
mourn her departure, her parents, 1 brother (Gene), 2 sisters
(Phyllis and Mary Kate), 2 grandmothers, 2 grandfathers, and a
host of relatives and friends. Funeral services held at West Union
Church, Nov. 17, conducted by A. G. Yoder and W. S. Guengerich.
Text, II Sam. 12:23. Interment in cemetery near by.
God needed one more angel child
Amidst His shining hand,
So with His loving arms He reached
And clasped our darling's hand.
Stonesifer.-Robert Edwin, infant son of James and Edith
(Stief) Stonesifer died Oct. 22, 1936; aged 1 month. Death was
due to a stroke. He was put to bed after his morning bath and
was found lifeless at 11 :30 o'clock. We realize that God's ways
are best so we humbly submit to His will. He leaves to mourn his
early departure his grief-stricken parents, 3 sisters (Betty,
Joan, and Jane), and his 3 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Stief
and Mr. James Stonesifer). One sister (Fern) and 1 brother (Richard)
preceded him. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Ira
Landis. Burial at Salunga Mennonite Cemetery.
"Friends may think we have forgotten
When at times they see us smile;
But they little know the heartache,
That the smile hides all the while."
Rhodes.-Charles N. Rhodes was born in Rockingham Co.,
Va.., March 7, 1874; died Aug. 21, 1936; aged 62 y. 5 m. 14 d.
He was the son of Henry L. and Delilah Rhodes. At the age of 12
years the family moved to Fauquier County. He united with the
Mennonite Church at the age of 21 and lived a consistent Christian
life until death. In 1896 he was united in marriage to Jannie
Ruffner. To this union were born 6 children, 4 of whom died in
infancy. His wife died 7 years ago. Heart trouble was the cause
of his death. He had been in failing health for several years.
Part of the last six months was spent in the hospital. Everything
was done for him within the hands of earthly power but the Lord
called and he said he was ready to go. He leaves 1 son, 1 daughter,
2 sisters, 3 brothers, and a host of friends to mourn; but our
loss is his eternal gain.
Heaven retaineth now our treasure,
Earth the lonely casket keeps;
And the sunbeams love to linger
Where our sainted brother sleeps.
Reber.-Mary Ann Reber, wife of John J. Reber, was born in Howard Co., Ind., Dec. 20, 1867; died of pneumonia at her home at Fairview, Oscoda Co., Mich., Nov. 8, 1936; aged 68 y. 11 m. 8 d. She was the daughter of Jacob J. and Catherine Smucker Burkholder. She was but 10 years of age when her mother passed away. Her father, step-mother, 3 children, an infant son (Christian), and Emma Rouner also preceded her in death. Surviving her are her sorrowing husband, 10 children (Elmer, Esther Stahl, Lizzie Ann Kaufman of Fairview, Michigan; Willis and John of Wellman, Iowa; Mabel Rouner and Eva Lena Douglas of Iowa City, Iowa; Ida Clark, Wellston, Ohio; Katherine Chester, Flint, Mich.; Matilda Young, Loma, Colo.), 1 sister (Susanna Schletybaum, Hutchinson, Kans.), 2 half-sisters (Ida Miller, Yoder, Kans., and Carolina Leitzel, Hutchinson, Kans.), 1 half.brother (Jacob H. Burkholder, South Bend, Ind.), and 48 grandchildren. She was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church, having given her heart to the Lord in her youth, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite Church Nov. 11, conducted by Bros. Menno Esch and M. S. Steiner. Text. II Tim. 4:6-8.
Miller.--Mary Anne, daughter of Solomon L. and Mattie (Christner) Miller, was born in Lane Co., Oreg., Aug. 9, 1887; died Nov. 11, 1936; aged 49 y. 3 m. 2 d. At the age of 10 years she moved with her parents to Hubbard, Oreg., in which vicinity she resided until her heath. On Aug. 9, 1908, she was married to Clarence I. Kropf. She leaves her husband, 7 children (Herman, Etta, Milo, Leland, Lorene, Lawrence, Delbert), her father, 1 brother, 3 sisters, also many other relatives and friends to mourn her departure. She suffered much during the greater part of her long illness but was almost entirely relieved of pain the last four months of her earthly life. She accepted Christ in her youth and became a member of the Mennonite Church in which she continued in faith unto the end. Her greatest burden was the welfare of the church of her choice, especially the young people for whom she yearned much even unto the end. Services were conducted at the Zion Church by the home minister, E. Z. Yoder, assisted by C. B. Yoder. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"A precious one has left us,
Gone with Jesus to reign,
Leaving us very lonely;
But 'tis comfort to know
That our loss is her gain."
Shank.-Emma A. Shank, oldest daughter of Daniel F. and
Sarah (Branner) Driver, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., June
29, 1863; died Nov. 8, 1936; aged 73 y. 4 m. 9 d. She came with
her parents to Missouri in 1870, and grew to womanhood here. She
was married to David Shank of Virginia July 24, 1890. To this
union two children were born, a son dying in infancy; a daughter,
Icie, wife of Coffman Shenk, who passed away 14 years ago. She
was converted and united with the Mennonite Church in 1883. When
health permitted she was seldom absent from services. Her life
was always ready to testify of the saving power of Christ. In
her death we commit her to God who knoweth all things and judgeth
righteously. Those who are left to mourn her passing of the immediate
family are 4 brothers (Lewis M. Driver, Dayton, Va.; Joe C. Driver,
Garden City, Mo.; C. B. Driver, Versailles, Mo.; D. Arthur Driver,
Findlay, Ohio), 3 sisters (Ida, wife of W. M. Lingli; Fannie,
wife of J. S. Dettwiler; Maggie at home), a grandson (Stanley
C. Shenk), and a number of nieces and nephews, with other relatives
and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, a son,
a daughter, father, mother, and 3 brothers. Funeral services were
held at the home and at Mt. Zion Church, conducted by L. J. Miller
of Garden City and J. R. Shank of the home congregation. Text,
James 4 :14. Burial in church cemetery.
"Deep in our hearts lies a picture,
Of a loved one laid to rest;
In memory's frame we will keep it,
Because she was one of the best."
Miller-Joseph D. Miller, Sr., was born in Belfort, France, April 10, 1852; died Nov. 24, 1936; aged 84 y. 7 m. 7 d. He with his parents immigrated to this country in 1854 and settled in the vicinity of Canton, O. At the age of 18 he accepted Christ as his Savior, was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church, in which he continued faithfully until the end. On Mar. 12, 1874, he united in marriage with Anna Conrad, who preceded him in death June 1, 1908. To this union were born 10 children, 3 sons and 7 daughters. He spent practically all of his life in the vicinity of Canton, and was engaged in several business enterprises. He was a regular church attendant while health permitted it. He also served the church in various capacities, such as Sunday school teacher, cemetery trustee, local mission board member and as a member of the building committee when the church was remodelled in 1908. He was in ill health for a number of years. Death was due to old age and other complications. He is survived by 5 daughters (Mrs. Esther Graber and Mrs. Christian King, Canton, O.; Mrs. Aaron Schmucker, Louisville, O.; Katie and Susan at home), 2 sons (Jos. D. Jr. and John J., both of Canton, O.), 9 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Susan Conrad of Canton, O.), and other relatives and friends. Besides his parents and companion, 3 children (2 daughters and 1 son), 1 grandchild, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters preceded him in death. The one brother, John C., who had made his home with him most of his life, died the same year, 1936. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Aaron Frey, pastor of the Reformed Mennonite Church and at the Beech Mennonite Church by the bishop, Bro. O. N. Johns, the brethren J. S. Gerig, Alvin Hostetler, and J. A. Liechty assisting. Text, Gen. 5 :24. Interment in the Westlawn Cemetery in Canton.
Lehman.-Moses H. Lehman was born in Somerset Co., Pa.,
Jan. 27, 1862; died in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 12, 1936; aged
74 y. 9 m. 15 d. He was married Feb. 12, 1885, to Barbara M. Bontrager,
and lived in matrimony 51 years. To this union were born 8 children.
He leaves his bereaved wife, 2 sons (Jonathan and Manasses), 6
daughters (Lydia, wife of Joseph S. Bontrager; Pollie, wife of
Emanuel Hershberger; Annie, wife of Benj. Raber; Katie, wife of
Joseph D. Miller; Mary; Amelia, wife of Levi D. Mast), all of
Lagrange Co., Ind.; 48 grandchildren, 8 of whom preceded him in
death; 7 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers (Joseph, Levi, and John),
and many relatives and friends to mourn his departure. His death
which was caused by heart trouble was a shock to the family and
community. He was bothered with heart trouble for the last few
years, but was in his usual good health and ate a good supper
and went to bed about 9 o'clock. At 11 :30 he peacefully passed
away. We can see God's ways are not our ways. We feel confident
that he had set his house in order and that our loss is his eternal
gain. He united with the Old Order Amish Mennonite Church in his
youth. May 21, 1897, he was ordained a minister, an office he
served for 29 years. Oct. 17, 1926, he was ordained bishop, which
place he filled for 10 years faithfully in his great weakness.
He is the first in the home family to go. The funeral, held Nov.
16 at Levi Masts, at the home was conducted by Bros. John Lambright,
Joseph Yoder and William Bontrager in the big house; and Bishops
John Swartz and Nathaniel Miller in little house; and Alvin Yoder
and Bishop Jacob Miller in the summer kitchen. Text, Rom. 5 and
Rev. 21. A large number of people paid the last respect to the
departed one. Burial was made in Yoder Cemetery.
"Father dear, of you we are thinking,
Since you left us lonely here;
While our hearts indeed are saddened,
We know you are happy there
Ulrich.-Christian K., son of Peter and Magdalena (King)
Ulrich, was born near Goodfield, Ill., June 7, 1870; died at Davenport,
Iowa, Oct. 30, 1936: aged 66 y. 4 m. 23 d. He was a sufferer of
rheumatism for several months, being bedfast 9 days. The day before
his death he had a hemorrhage, caused by a bleeding ulcer of the
stomach. Growing weaker, we realized there was no hope for his
recovery. Other hemorrhages hastened his death the following day.
He accepted his Savior in his youth and kept the faith until the
end. On Jan. 30, 1897, he was united in marriage to Emma Unzicker
of Fisher, Ill., who preceded him in death Mar. 22, 1919. This
union was blessed with 5 sons and 5 daughters (Mrs. Rosa Hostetler,
Mrs. Velma Hostetler, Elmer, John, Raymond, Solomon, Clarence
of Shelbyville, Ill.; Mrs. Freida Kennell, Mrs. Ruth Hostetler
and Mrs. Nettie Zoss of Roanoke, Ill.). On June 7, 1928, he was
again united in marriage to Mrs. Ellen Ulrich, who remains to
mourn his departure with his 5 sons and 5 daughters, 28 grandchildren,
5 step-children, 3 brothers and 5 sisters (Peter of Low Point,
Ill.; Andrew amid Dave of Shelbyville, Ill.; Mrs. Anna Keller
of Eureka, Ill.; Mrs. Kate Kennell, Lena Ulrich, Mrs. Barbara
Unzicker of Roanoke, Ill.; and Mrs. Sarah Eash of Shelbyville,
Ill). His parents, 2 sisters, and 1 brother preceded him in death
(Mrs. Lizzie Springer, Joe, and Mary Ulrich). He was a loving
Christian companion and as a father very much concerned about
the Christian life of his family. In his last days of suffering
he found much comfort in the reading of God's Word and in prayer.
In silence he suffered,
With a smile his pains he bore;
Until God's angel whispered,
"Come home and suffer no more."
Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Freida Kennell, and at the Roanoke Mennonite Church by Bros. Ezra Yordy and Joseph Kennell. Text, II Tim. 4 :6-8.
Kaufman.-Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Maria Troyer,
was born near Kokomo, Ind., Mar. 16, 1859; died Nov. 2, 1936,
at her home; aged 77 y. 7 m. 17 d. At the age of 20 years she
united with the Amish Mennonite Church, the church of her parents.
On April. 12, 1880, she was married to Jacob J. Kaufman of Holmes
Co., Ohio, and about 15.years later they united with the Mennonite
Church where together they walked hand in hand in faith and practice
through 56 years. To this union were born 12 children. Though
beset by all the cares attendant to a mother in a home of this
professed a living faith in a sustaining Savior, Lord and Master, and often said the joys of home far outweighed the care. Besides caring for her own family she also reared to manhood a grandson. She had a great concern for all. She learned many Scripture verses in her earlier life and during her declining years when her eyesight was failing she found much comfort in repeating these verses, the last of which was John 3 :16. From Indiana they moved to Nebraska in a covered wagon in 1899. The last 6 years they lived in Filer, Idaho, where most of the children now reside. Four of the 12 children preceded her to the glory world. Surviving her are her husband, 8 children (Mrs. C. S. Lichti, Shickley, Nebr.; J. E. Kaufman, Mrs. D. B. Shatter, Mrs. J. E. Shatter, Mrs. Wm. M. Weaver, Mrs. Pete Shatter, Mrs. Lee Stepp, all of Filer, Idaho; Mrs. C. W. Snyder, Albany, Oreg.), 1 brother (Hiram B. Troyer of Amboy, Ind.), 44 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and a host of endeared friends. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. Norman Lind of Albany, Oreg., and E. W. KuIp of Bally, Pa. Text used by the brethren by request of the family was Phil. 1 :21. Remains were laid to rest in Filer Cemetery.
"Mother dear, we miss you so,
But God has called thee hence;
We bow to Rim and say, 'Well done,'
Thy will-kind providence."
Glick.-David B., of Smoketown, Lancaster Co., Pa., son of Isaac N. and Rebecca (Beiler) Glick, was born Dec. 22, 1898; died suddenly Oct. 3, 1936, at the Baker Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., following an operation for appendicitis; aged 37 y. 9 m. 11 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Savior in his youth, and was a consistent member of the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church. David took an active interest in the work of the Church and Sunday school, and was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of the rising generation. He was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of the rising generation. He was of a meek, unassuming nature, "esteeming others better than himself," and always eager for an opportunity to be helpful to someone. He appeared to be in normal health until about two days before his death he spoke of not feeling so well, but kept on working most of the time up to the last morning. Later in the day the doctor said an operation was necessary. David was taken to the hospital towards evening, where he died about 10 :45 P. M., shortly after the operation, without recovering from the effects of the ether. His sudden departure was certainly a shock to the family and also to the community, but we bow in humble submission to our heavenly Father, believing this also to be one of the "all things that work together for good to them that love God." He was united in marriage with Barbara E. Smoker who survives him. Also 6 children (Elsie, Mary, Elma, Elmer, Lena and Daniel), his father (Isaac N. Glick and wife), and the following brothers and sisters survive: Malinda (wife of Aaron K. Riehl), Daniel, Mary, Aaron, Jacob, and Dorothy all of Lancaster Co., Pa. Funeral services were conducted at his late home Oct. 8, by Eli Tice, M. M. Beachy, and Norman D. Beachy, all of Somerset Co., Pa., and at the Weavertown Amish Mennonite Church by Samuel W. Peachey of Mifflin Co., Pa., in German; John A. Kennel (text, Jno. 14:1) in English, and John A. Stoltzfus (text, I Jno. 3:1-3) in German. The following also took part: Elam B. Kauffman, George W. Beiler, and Aaron B. Stoltzfoos of Weavertown congregation; and Levi Bontrager of Greenwood, Dela. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"All that we loved shall live, only the best;
He has but laid down his weapons to rest;
He has but put off the armor of strife;
Faithful to death, God hath crowned him with life.
Purified, glorified, fit for the sky,
All that we loved in him, never can die."
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta
Lambert.-Curlin Hiram, son of Bro. and Sister George Lambert was born Sept. 28, 1926, in Randolph Co., W. Va., on the Lambert homestead; died in the Davis Memorial Hospital, Elkins, W. Va., Sept. 18, 1936; aged 9 y. 11 m. 20 d. A ruptured appendix was the cause of his death. He attended the Mennonite Sunday school at the Lambert schoolhouse. He leaves his parents, 3 grandparents, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers. He was preceded in death by 3 brothers. Funeral services were conducted from the home by Hiram Weaver. The body was laid to rest in the family cemetery near by.
Carr.-James B. Carr was born near Harman, W. Va., Sept. 15, 1853; died Oct. 13, 1936; aged 83 y. 28 d. About 57 years ago he was married to Mahala White. To this union were born 10 children. He leaves his wife, 4 sons, 2 daughters, 1 brother, 3 sisters, a number of grandchildren, and some great-grandchildren. He was. preceded in death by 1 brother, 2 sisters, and 4 children. He was a member of the Mennonite Church years ago, then was out for some time, but in the last year he was reclaimed but was unable to attend Church services on account of ill health. Funeral services were conducted by Hiram Weaver at the Amby White Cemetery, where the body was laid to rest.
Dodson.-Irene, daughter of Warren C. and Nannie (Kauffman) Dodson, Altoona, Pa., was born Dec. 11, 1926; was struck by an auto and died Nov. 12, 1936; aged 9 y. 11 m. 1 d. She had recently accepted Christ and was under instruction for Church fellowship. Funeral was held at the First Mennonite Church, Altoona, Pa., Nov. 15, in charge of Bro. James Saylor of Johnstown, Pa., and Bro. Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Luke 12 :40. Interment at the Kauffman Cemetery near Martinsburg, Pa. Surviving are her parents and brothers (David, Clarence, Cletus, Daniel Warren Jr., Paul and John Mark), and sisters (Grace, Esther, Sarah Katherine, Ella May, Mrs. Wildord Cashman, Mrs. Harold Ritchey, and Mary).
Sellers.-Sarah, daughter of the late John G. and Rebecca
(Waller) Sellers, was born at Wabank, Pa., Aug. 28, 1860; died
at the Oreville Mennonite Home (of which she was an inmate for
21 years) Nov. 13, 1936; aged 76 y. 2 m. 15 d. On Aug. 11, 1936,
she had a stroke which left her entirely helpless. She was bedfast
for three months. She is survived by 1 sister (Emma, wife of Henry
B. Ament), 1 brother (Davis), and 18 nieces and nephews. She was
preceded in death by her parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. She
was a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church since 1890.
Funeral services were conducted at the Oreville Mennonite Home
by Brethren D. N. Gish and Landis Shertzer. Text, Jno. 14 :1-3.
Interment in the Millersville Cemetery.
"Another link is broken in our household band,
But it is forming a chain in that better land."
By her sister.
Goode.-John H., son of Samuel and Rosalee (Hewitt) Goode,
was born Dec. 11, 1853, in Charleston, W. Va.; died at the home
of his daughter near Stuarts Draft, Va., Aug. 21, 1936; aged 83
y. 8 m. 10 d. On Dec. 4, 1879, he was united in marriage to Nancy
V. Snead who preceded him in death March 2, 1935. This union was
blessed with five girls, two having preceded him in death (Mrs.
Nora Coffey and Bessie Goode). Those left to mourn his departure
are 3 daughters (Mrs. Nettle Henderson and Mrs. Macy Arnold, Lyndhurst,
Va.; Mrs. Martha Coffey, Stuarts Draft, Va.), 17 grandchildren,
and 7 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Brethren Church
for many years, and it was his heart's desire to go to church
whenever his health permitted. He won the sincere friendship and
deep affection of all who knew him. His illness lasted only a
few hours, and by the grace of God he bore it patiently. His favorite
hymn was "In the Sweet Bye and Bye." Funeral services
were conducted by Bro. U. S. Campbell. Text, Jno. 14:1-14. Burial
in the cemetery near by.
"Our dear father and grandfather,
So suddenly passed to yonder shore;
Here on earth we shall greet him no more.
Though our hearts do ache till they nearly break,
For one whom Jesus saw fit to take;
But we humbly to God's promises cling,
Which to our lonely hearts do comfort bring."
By his granddaughter.
Betzner.-Moses B. Betzner was born at Breslau, Ont., July 22, 1855; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Elmore Hofstetter, Baden, Ont.), Nov. 20, 1936; aged 81 y. 3 m. 29 d. On Dec. 21, 1883, he was united in marriage to Leah Kolb, who preceded him nine years ago. To this union were born 2 children (Leona, Mrs. Elmore Hofstetter, and Herbert of Grimsby, Ont.) who survive. He is also survived by 2 brothers (Samuel of Dawson City, Yukon, and Aaron of Kitchener, Ont.), 1 sister (Mrs. Susannah Cressman, Kitchener, Ont.), and 4 grandchildren. In his early manhood be united with the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, being converted through the labors of J. S. Coffman. He was always ready to give his testimony for the Lord, and in his last hours expressed himself resigned to the will of his Master whom he was privileged to serve so long. The funeral was held on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at Breslau in charge of Oscar Burkholder. Text, II Cor. 5:10.
Shoup-John Shoup was born near Mt. Eaton, Ohio, Aug. 14, 1865; died in the Massillon City Hospital Nov. 26, 1936; aged 71 y. 3 m. 12 d. On Jan. 16, 1901, he was united in marriage to Sister Myrtle Slidel. To this union were born 6 children (Wilmer, Floyd, and Mrs. Mable Moser of Dalton, Ohio; Mrs. Edith Rowe, Nelson, and Lois of Orrville, Ohio). Besides these he is survived by 3 grandchildren, 1 brother (Emanuel), and 2 sisters (Susan and Barbara). Soon after their marriage they moved to Wayne Co., Ohio, and located on a farm north of Dalton. Since the death of his wife five years ago he has been living with his children. He united with the Longenecker Mennonite Church in Holmes Co., in early life. He transferred his membership to the Martin Church and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held Nov. 28 at the Martin Church near Orrville, Ohio, by I. J. Buchwalter, assisted by R. G. Pinkeston and A. R. Keiser. Interment in cemetery near by.
Stoltzfus.-Eli Earl, son of Elam M. and Rachel (Yost)
Stoltzfus, Cochranville, Pa., was born Dec. 25, 1917; met instant
death in a motorcycle-automobile collision at Atglen, Pa., on
the morning of Sept. 8, 1936; aged 18 y. 8 m. 13 d. Three years
ago Earl confessed his Savior and was baptized at the Millwood
A. M. Church, in which faith he died. He has left for us many
bright flowers in memory's garden, and we believe that our great
loss is his greatest gain. Surviving him are his parents, 3 brothers,
and 1 sister (Chris, Edward, Ruth, and John), and many relatives
and friends. An infant brother (Marvin) preceded him in death.
Services Sept. 11 at the home by Bro. John M. Stoltzfus and at
Maple Grove church by Amos B. Stoltzfus, John S. Mast, John A.
Kennel, and M. S. Stoltzfus. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Good-morning up there where Christ is the Light,
Good-morning up there where cometh no night;
When we step from this earth to God's heaven so fair,
We'll say, 'good-night' here but 'good-morning' up there."
Ebersole-Maria C. Ebersole was born Jan. 15, 1868; died
Aug. 22, 1936, at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Harvey
Ebersole's; aged 68 y. 7 m. 7 d. She was married to Martin Ebersole.
To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters. Her husband and
1 son preceded her in death. Those who remain are Jacob and Harvey,
Palmyra, Pa.; Clyde, Central Hershey, Cuba; Mrs. Robert Clendening
and Mrs. Aaron Bricker, Hershey, Pa.; Blanche Ebersole, Palmyra,
Pa. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob
Fasnacht, Harrisburg, and Edwin Fasnacht, Annville, Pa.), 5 sisters
(Mrs. Alice Kulp, Millersville, Pa.; Mrs. Abram Kurtz, Denver,
Pa.; Mrs. Abram Ellinger and Mrs. John Tintz, Hummelstown, Pa.;
Mrs. Agnes Hummer, Hershey, Pa.). She united with the Mennonite
Church in her early life to which faith she remained true until
death. Funeral services were conducted Aug. 25 at the Bordlemay
funeral home by Harrison Hostetter and at Stauffers Mennonite
Church by Noah Risser. Text, Psa. 23. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Deep in our hearts lies a picture
Of a loved one laid to rest;
In memory's frame we will keep it,
Because she was one of the best."
Zehr.-Earl Eugene, son of Harold and Lena (Overholt)
Zehr, was born near Alden, N. Y., Sept. 12, 1928; died in the
Children's Hospital, Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 21, 1936. On Wednesday
afternoon, coming home from school, he with other playmates had
gone in the barn to play, where he fell from a step-ladder, striking
his head on the cement. His father found him and helped him into
the house and called a doctor. He seemed to be unhurt, and was
able to be around all day Thursday. On Friday noon he complained
of severe pain in his head and went to bed and fell asleep. At
supper time his mother tried to waken him but could not, as he
was then unconscious. He was rushed to the hospital where an x-ray
showed a fractured skull and ruptured artery. An operation was
performed but at three o'clock the angels came to take him home.
He leaves his parents, 2 brothers (Duane and Abram), 1 sister
(Aleta), grandparents, and others to mourn his early departure.
Funeral services were held at the home Nov. 2, conducted by Joe
Roth and Lewis Eichorn. Interment at County Line Cemetery.
"Go to thy rest, fair child!
Go to thy dreamless bed,
While yet so gentle, undefiled,
With blessings on thy head."
Ebersole-Jacob Rutt Ebersole was born at Elizabethtown, Pa., June 13, 1851; died of nephritis and endartilis, at the home of his son Edwin of Elkhart, Ind., Nov. 23, 1936; aged 85 y. 5 m. 10 d. He became a member of the Mennonite Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. On Jan. 30, 1873, he was married to Sarah Ebersole, who survives him. To this union were born 7 children. Two children (Wm. Harvey of Newton, Kans., and Malinda Carper of Ayr, Neb.) preceded him in death. There remain to mourn his departure, besides the widow, a brother (Dr. J. R. Ebersole of Monmouth, Ill.), a sister (Anna Ebersole of Sterling, Ill.). Four sons and 1 daughter (Edwin E. of Elkhart, Ind., Noah E. of Peabody, Kans., Anna of La Junta, Colo., Reuben J. of Filer, Ida., Roy A. of Elkhart, Ind.), 24 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Prairie St. Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. J. S. Hartzler, and burial was made in the Prairie St. Mennonite Cemetery. Text, Rev. 2:10 (latter clause), a text often quoted by him in giving his testimony for the Lord. On Saturday evening he bade all those by his bedside goodbye, admonishing them not to go back on the Lord, and to meet him in heaven. He then went to sleep and did not regain consciousness afterward.
Dettweiler.-Bessie Catherine, wife of John Dettweiler, died at the Elkhart General Hospital, Oct. 27, 1936; aged 37 y. 6 m. 23 d. To Sister Dettweiler was born a son on Oct. 16 which was dead. The body of the infant was kept at the funeral home and laid to rest with the mother who gave her life for it. She was born near Elkhart, Ind., April 4, 1899, the daughter of Irvin and Priscilla Long, and all of her life was spent in this vicinity. Bessie was of a likeable disposition and made many friends in the community where she lived. On June 10, 1919, she was married to John Dettweiler. Surviving her are her husband and parents, 4 children (Priscilla, George, Ruby, and Vivian), 1 sister (Mrs. Elgie Husband of Wakarusa, Ind.), 1 brother (George B. Long of Elkhart), and a foster brother (Forest E. Holdeman of Elkhart). A daughter (Ruth) died May 20, 1935. Mother will be greatly missed by the husband and children in the home and she often in the last few weeks expressed a desire that she might remain with them but was ready to depart if the Lord saw best. At the age of 12 years she gave her heart to the Lord and united with the Olive Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Oct. 30 at the Olive Mennonite Church in charge of John Gingerich and Clarence A. Shank. Text, Eph. 3 :14, 15. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. May the Lord comfort the bereaved family.
Zehr.-Mary M., daughter of Joseph and Rosa Zehr, was
born near New Haven, Ind., Jan. 27, 1920; died very suddenly on
the morning of Oct. 26, 1936, of a heart attack, at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. Peter Yoder of Harlan, Ind. She leaves her parents,
2 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Stauffer of Hicksville, Ohio, and Betty
at home), 3 brothers (Emanuel at home, Menno of Woodburn, Ind.,
and Amos of Grabill, Ind.), besides a host of relatives and friends.
She gave her heart to Jesus and united with the Amish branch of
the Mennonite Church and remained loyal to the faith until God
chose to call her hence. On Monday morning at about 4 o'clock
she got up and told Mrs. Yoder she was very sick, but in about
10 minutes before a doctor could be summoned she passed from this
life to her reward. Her sudden departure was a great shock to
the family as well as the whole community. But we rejoice in the
hope we have through Jesus Christ our Lord and Redeemer. Funeral
services were conducted by Bro. Eli Wagler at the house; interment
in the Amish Cemetery near Grabill.
"The days seem long, time slowed its pace,
Morning or noon there's a vacant chair
Cause someone's missing from her place.
When twilight brings the evening prayer
Her place is empty, alas, she's gone
To await her crown in the Great Beyond."
King, Clara Pearl, daughter of Joseph and Barbara (Nafziger) Roth, was born May 5, 1898, in Hickory Co., Mo.; died Nov. 21, 1936, at her home near Detroit Lakes, Minn.; aged 38 y. 6 m. 16 d. In 1909 she moved with her parents to Cass Co., Mo., where she accepted Jesus as her Savior in early youth, uniting with the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church. On Aug. 8, 1818, she was united in marriage to Emery D. King. To this union 2 sons and 1 daughter were born. Surviving her are her companion, 2 sons (Wellman I. and Guilford M.), her father, 2 sisters (Ella, wife of J. P. Yoder, Lawrence, Kans.; Susie, wife of Fred Stutzman, Harrisonville, Mo.). She was preceded in death by an infant daughter (Vera Frances), her mother, and one sister. In February, 1929, she moved with her family to Detroit Lakes, Minn., which has since been her home. On Feb. 21 of this year she had a severe heart attack and a lighter one on June 4, after which she slowly gained. On the evening of her departure she was suddenly seized with another attack and was soon gone to be with her Savior whom she loved to serve. Her smiling face will be missed in the home, the Church, and the community. She was always ready to lend a helping hand to those around her as long as health permitted. Services were held Nov. 25 at the home by J. C. Gingerich and at the Lake Region Church by E. D. Hershberger assisted by J. C. Gingerich. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
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Wisseman.-George Wisseman was born May 1, 1874, near Grantsville, Md.; died Sept. 23, 1936, at his home near Greenwood, Del.; aged 62 y. 4 m. 23 d. On May 29, 1900, he was married to Anna Hershberger. To this union were born 4 sons. He is survived by his companion and 4 sons (Marshall, Dorsey, Clayton, and Cortas). He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth, in which faith he died. Funeral services were held at the Greenwood A. M. Church, conducted by Nevin Bender and Eli Swartzentruber. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Roth-Magdalene Roth was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, in
April, 1859; died at her home in Williams Co., Ohio, Oct. 22,
1936; aged 79 y. 6 m. She was of a family of 3 sons and 3 daughters.
She leaves 1 brother (Nicholas J. Roth), 3 nephews, 6 nieces,
together with a number of other friends and relatives. She united
with the Mennonite Church in her youth. She was a regular attendant
at church as long as health permitted and led a quiet and unassuming
life to the end. She was ailing for a large part of the last two
years. She was bedfast for the last 12 weeks, but bore her suffering
patiently. She was never married, and in her last illness she
was under the constant care of her nephews and nieces. Funeral
was held Nov. 25 at the Clinton Mennonite Church, in charge of
Bros. E. L. Frey and Henry Rychener. Burial in Eckley Cemetery.
"Now her warfare is all ended,
And her armor is laid down;
She her course with joy has finished,
Ready now to wear the crown."
Miller.-Rolland Freeman, son of Joni J. and Charlotte (Kauffman) Miller of Elkhart, Ind., was born Sept. 13, 1921, at White Pigeon, Mich.; killed by a drunken driver Dec. 1, 1936; aged 15 y. 2 m. 15 d. Rolland was riding his bicycle to the grocery store several blocks away from his home. The man came up from behind, driving very fast, and instantly killed him. When he was 10 years old he confessed Christ as his personal Savior. He was full of life, but was a faithful attendant at Sunday school and church, and we are very glad that he answered the call to accept Christ. His desire to be a help to his fellowmen gave him many opportunities to be of use to others. He was a high school freshman at the Roosevelt school. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers (Alfred and Walter), 2 sisters (Carol and Charlotte), 2 grandfathers, a step-grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the Prairie Street Church on Friday following his death, conducted by Brethren Christian Reiff and J. S. Hartzler. Text, I Sam. 20 :3.
Delp.-Martha (Burkhart) Delp was born Dec. 17, 1909;
died on the evening of Oct. 9, 1936, following a gall bladder
operation at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Reading, Pa. Her sudden
passing was a distinct shock to the family. Even now we almost
await her return. But we are confident that our loss is her eternal
gain. Sure that God doeth all things well, we humbly submit to
His will. She is sadly missed by her husband (Oscar L. Delp) and
the following children: Willard, Lois, Melvin, and baby Henry.
She is also survived by her father (Aaron Burkhart), 3 half brothers
(Henry, Lloyd, and Landis), 2 grandmothers (Mrs. David B. Hurst
and Mrs. Burkhart). Her mother and a daughter (Alma) preceded
her in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 14 at the Plain
Mennonite Church near Lansdale, Pa., in charge of J. C. Clemens
assisted by Jonas Mininger and Joseph Lehman. Text, Psa. 116 :15.
Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Death is a release from all earthly pain,
An act of God for our eternal gain;
Something our finite minds cannot visualize,
But it is the stepping-stone to Paradise."
Krug.-Catherine Isabella, wife of the late Samuel Krug and daughter of the late Pre. Jacob and Mary (Weikert) Hostetter, was born near Hanover, Pa., Nov. 20, 1859; died at her home at Lineboro, Md., Oct. 3, 1936; aged 76 y. 10 m. 13 d. Her life was one of good health and hard work, always willing to lend a helping hand, until the last few years she has had heart trouble. She was confined to her chair and bed for the last five weeks with complications. She confessed Christ as her Savior in her teen age, united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until the end. She had a deep concern for the welfare of her family and the Church, and will be greatly missed by relatives and friends. On Aug. 17, 1879, she was united in marriage to Samuel Krug, who preceded her in death seventeen years. To this union were born 4 sons. Harry died three weeks before his mother. Aaron and Irvin died in infancy. Surviving are Samuel near Lineboro, Md., 9 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 1 brother (Samuel E. Hostetter, Denbigh, Va.), Maggie Burkholder of Ephrata, Pa., and 1 half sister, Minnie Bittinger. Funeral services were held Oct. 6 at her home and Hostetters Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Richard Danner and Harvey Grove. Text, Phil. 1 :21.
Bowers.-Magdalena, daughter of Benjamin and Lydia Short,
was born near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 5, 1878. Early in the morning
of Nov. 5, 1936, while still asleep she was suddenly called to
her reward (aged 58 y. 10 m.) at her home near West Unity, Ohio.
She was united in marriage to Frank J. Bowers April 5, 1898. To
this union were born 10 children (Myrtle Renz, of Wauseon, Ohio;
Lawrence, Jennie Myer, Landel, and Harley of West Unity, Ohio;
Cleo, Willard, Clara, John, and Clela at home). She leaves her
sorrowing husband, 10 children, 9 grandchildren, 1 brother, 3
uncles, 1 aunt, and a host of near relatives and friends. A grandchild
preceded her in death. She was a devoted wife and mother deeply
concerned for the spiritual welfare of her family, often giving
instructions in Christian living. She bore her affliction and
suffering patiently, was resigned to the Lord's will, expressing
peace and assurance in the Christ she confessed and accepted many
years past. Funeral services were held Nov. 7 at the Mennonite
Lockport Church conducted by Owen and S. S Wyse. Interment in
"I have made my peace. Farewell to all,
I'll meet those dear ones gone before.
Will you obedient children be,
And meet your mother in eternity?"
Weber.-Ephraim, son of Aaron and Mary Weber, was born
near Elmira, Ont., July 27, 1858; died Oct. 16, 1936; aged 78
y. 2 m. 18 d. On March 20, 1883, he was united in marriage to
Leah Linder, who predeceased him in June, 1930. To this union
were born 2 sons and 2 daughters (Clayton, Allen and Laura at
home, and Lucinda-Mrs. Norman Dettwiler, of Breslau, Ont.). Also
surviving are 4 brothers (Reuben, Josiah, Sidney, and Israel,
all of Elmira), 1 sister (Matilda-Mrs. Reuben Snider) having predeceased
him in 1911. Seven grandchildren also survive. In 1913 he was
ordained to the office of deacon of the Floradale Mennonite Church,
in which capacity he served faithfully, as long as health permitted.
Because of ill health he was confined to his home the last few
years, and gradually becoming weaker finally passed on to his
reward. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Elmira
Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren Reuben Dettwiler and Oliver
D. Snider. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Passing out of the Shadow into the clearer light,
Stepping behind the curtain, getting a better sight;
Passing out of the Shadow into Eternal Day,
Let us not call this dying, this beautiful passing away."
Hershberger.-Barbara, daughter of Daniel B. and Mary
Troyer Miller, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Aug. 5, 1868;
died Nov. 25, 1936; aged 68 y. 3 m. 20 d. At the early age of
13 she united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, living a
devoted Christian life till death. On Feb. 2, 1890, she was united
in marriage to Daniel W. Hershberger. To this union were born
4 sons and 5 daughters, 1 son (Uriah) having preceded her in death.
She is survived by a sorrowing husband, 3 sons (William of near
Walnut Creek, John and Roman of the home), 5 daughters (Mrs. Otis
Sundheimer, Mrs. Lester Mast, Mrs. Harry Gerber, and Mrs. Palmer
Zook of Sugarcreek, and Mrs. Walter Oswald of North Lima, all
of them uniting with the church of her choice), 21 grandchildren,
3 brothers (John D. and Amra Miller of Sugarcreek and Daniel D.
Miller of Smithville), 2 sisters (Mrs. John H. Weaver of Walnut
Creek and Mrs. Corsan Mast of Sugarcreek), and a host of relatives
and friends. Her father, mother, 2 brothers, and 4 sisters preceded
her in death. She was stricken with a stroke of paralysis on Nov.
16, and patiently bore her affliction until death relieved her.
She expressed her assurance and hope in Christ, desiring to depart
this life and be with her Lord. Funeral services were held at
the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and were in charge of the bishop,
Bro. O. N. Johns, Bro. A. W. Miller assisting. Burial in the church
"Mother, dear, of you we're thinking
Since you left us lonely here,
While our hearts indeed are saddened,
We know you are happy, dear."
Rupp.-Catharine, daughter of Gottlieb and Anna Beck,
was born May 31, 1855, near Arch-bold, Ohio; died Nov. 2, 1936,
at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Jonas Short; aged 81 y. 5 m.
2 d. She was of a family of 12 children, 5 of whom survive her,
1 sister and 4 brothers. On April 23, 1874, she was united in
marriage to Henry L. Rupp. This union continued for over sixty-two
years, and was blessed with a family of 5 sons (Frank H. of Archbold,
Dan L. and Simon H. of Wauseon, Jacob H. and Harvey B. of Pettisville)
and 3 daughters (Mrs. Jonas Short of Archbold, Mrs. Aaron D. Frey
of Wauseon, and Mrs. Aaron Short of Archbold who preceded her
in death nearly seven years ago). She is survived by her invalid
husband, 7 children, 54 grandchildren, and 48 great-grandchildren.
Five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren preceded her in
death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united
with the Amish Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful
to the end. Her place in church was seldom vacant as long as health
permitted. About ten months ago she with her husband, because
of ill health, moved to the home of their oldest daughter (Mrs.
Jonas Short), at whose home she died. During this time she often
expressed a desire to depart and be with her Savior. Funeral services
were held at the Clinton Mennonite Church, conducted by E. B.
Frey and E. L. Frey. Text, Rom. 8 :18. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
"Rest on dear mother, your labors are o'er,
Your willing bands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."
Wenger.-William, son of Daniel P. and the late Annie Heatwole Wenger, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., Nov. 21, 1894; died at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Nov. 16, 1936; aged 41 y. 11 m. 25 d. He left home at noon on the day of his death, in his usual health, to work in the timber about two miles away. When the first tree was cut down he was struck by a falling tree limb which rendered him unconscious. He passed away the same evening at 10 :20 o'clock. There may indeed be but a step between us and death. "Be ye therefore ready." He united with the Mennonite Church in early life, continuing in this faith to the end. He was a faithful Sunday school worker. At the time of his death he was teaching a class of young men at the Mt. Clinton Church, and he was also a S. S. Supt. at Weavers Church. He had a concern for the welfare of others. The community has lost a friend and neighbor, and the family a devoted companion and father. Just recently he spoke so much of heaven in the home, and we feel that our loss is his eternal gain. On Dec. 26, 1917, he was united in marriage to Mary Weaver. To this union were born Elizabeth Marie and Margaret Virginia. His sorrowing companion and 2 daughters survive. He is also survived by his father and step-mother, 2 sisters (Lena of Knoxville, Tenn., and Marie -Mrs. Fred Ours), 1 half-brother (Oliver H. Wenger), and 4 half-sisters (Annie S., Edna H., Margaret-Mrs. Menno Suter, and Oma F., all of Harrisonburg, Va.). Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Aldine Brenneman and at Weavers Church by Brethren S. H. Rhodes and C. K. Lehman. Text, Heb. 12 :1-3. His body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by.
Layman.-Lillie, daughter of Joseph (deceased) and Margaret (Powell) Good, was born near Dayton, Va., Feb. 13, 1889; died of cancer, at her home near Harrisonburg, Nov. 17, 1936; aged 47 y. 9 m. 4 d. A little more than a year ago she underwent an operation. Some weeks later a second operation was performed. She seemed much improved and on the road to recovery, but about six or eight weeks prior to her death she began to go back and continued growing worse to the end. She endured her suffering with patience. About ten days previous to her death, she was anointed, expressing herself as being resigned to the Lord's will. On Monday before her passing on Tuesday night, the family thought she was just about gone, but she rallied, and said, "I was just about gone. I saw Jesus, and He told me, I am safe in His arms." In early life she united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Unselfishness was manifest in her life, by giving, and in helping others. On Dec. 30, 1909, she was united in marriage to Charles F. Layman. To this union were born Earl J. (now of Pottstown, Pa.), Carl A., Lloyd C., Roy F., and Ward G., at home, who with her bereft companion survive. She is also survived by her aged mother, and the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Herman Burkholder, Mrs. M. O. Blosser, and Mrs. D. H. Thacker, all of Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Herman Heatwole of La Junta, Colo.; also 2 brothers: Leonard P. Good of Richmond, Va., and Lewis C., of Branchville, Md. Funeral services were conducted from Weavers Church by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. R. W. Benner. Texts, Jno. 14 :1-6; II Tim. 4:6-8, she having marked the latter in her own Bible. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Kauffman-Ezra B., son of Levi and Fanny Byler Kauffman,
was born in Mifflin Co., Pa., Jan. 10, 1864; died at his home
near West Liberty, O., Nov. 15, 1936; aged 72 y. 10 m. 5 d. A
complication of diseases, ending in hypostatic pneumonia caused
his death. When a child he moved with his parents to the vicinity
of West Liberty, and spent most of his life there. Jan. 1, 1889,
he was united in marriage to Katie L. Riehl, of Union Co., Pa.
To this union were born 3 sons (Harry J. of West Liberty, Roy
at home, and Robert B., of Chillicothe, O.). This union was broken
by the death of his wife, Aug. 29, 1897, leaving him with the
care of three little children. His mother assisted in the home
for three years, until his marriage to Emma H. Lapp, of West Liberty,
on Aug. 26, 1900, who remains to mourn his departure. When his
family was growing up around him, he was made to feel the need
of being a Christian, and confessed Christ as his Savior, uniting
with the Methodist Church at Kennard. Later he transferred his
membership to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. Ill health prevented
him from attending services during the later years of his life,
although he had a great desire to be present. his last audible
words were, "I want to go home." Those who remain to
mourn his passing are the devoted wife and the 3 sons, 7 grandchildren,
2 brothers (J. W. Kauffman and J. B. Kauffman, of West Liberty),
3 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Robbins of Sidney, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth
Courts of Portland, Oreg.; and Mrs. Salina Hartzler of West Liberty),
besides many other relatives and friends. The funeral was held
at the Oak Grove Church, Nov. 18, in charge of S. B. Allgyer,
assisted by N. B. Troyer and I. S. Mast. Burial in the Oak Grove
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrow,
Tears will all be wiped away."
Yoder.-Barbara Miller Yoder was born near Walnut Creek,
Ohio, Dec. 27, 1851; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Noah
Long at Nappanee, Ind.), Dec. 5, 1936; aged 84 y. 11 m. 8 d. She
was of a family of twelve children, all of whom grew to manhood
and womanhood. Her parents lived to be 78 years old. Sept. 24,
1871, she was married to Samuel S. Yoder of Middlebury, Ind. They
lived on several farms east of Goshen until the death of her husband
in 1917, after which she resided with her daughter Elizabeth in
Goshen, Ind. Two years ago she moved to Nappanee and was tenderly
cared for in the home of her daughter Clara until death came.
To this union were born 8 children, all of whom survive their
mother except Mrs. William Kitson who preceded her in 1933. In
her youth she accepted Christ as her Savior and united with the
Mennonite Church. When she moved to Goshen she united with the
College Mennonite congregation where she held her membership at
the time of her death. Due to failing health, she was unable to
attend services for the last number of years, but she continued
to read the Bible and sing the songs of Zion. When others were
discouraged she would sing. In her passing we are reminded that-
"Prayer is the Christian's vital breath,
The Christian's native air;
His watchword at the gate of death,
He enters heaven with prayer."
Death came as she was repeating the Lord's prayer. Truly she entered heaven with prayer. "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me." She leaves 7 children: Mrs. Albert Huneryager of near Goshen; Harvey M. of Goshen; Mrs. Clara Long of Nappanee; Mrs. Rose Martin of Filer, Idaho; Clyde of Morocco, Ind.; Mrs. Joseph Kies and Miss Elizabeth Yoder, of Elkhart, Ind.; also the following brothers and sisters: Mrs. Susan Miller, Pekin, Ill.; Mrs. Levine Miller, Hubbard, Oreg.; Abraham Miller, Eugene, Oreg.; Benedict Miller, Walnut Creek, Ohio; Milo Miller, Brownsville, Oreg.; Mrs. Elmira Yoder, San Fernando, Calif.; also 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and a host of more distant relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 at the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church east of Goshen, in charge of C. L. Graber, assisted by G. T. Soldner. The body was laid to rest beside her husband in the cemetery near the church.
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Buckwalter.-Fanny Buckwalter died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Nov. 1, 1936; aged 83 y. 11 m. 3 d. She was a daughter of the late Abram and Kathryn Buckwalter. She was at the Home for the last seven years and is survived by nieces and nephews. She was buried in the River Corner Church Cemetery. Bro. Aaron Harnish officiated.
Bemiller.-Doris Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Morris
Bemiller was born April 23, 1936, in Elkhart Co., Ind. After an
illness of a few days she passed away Nov. 26. She leaves father,
mother, and the following brothers and sisters : Irvin, Robert,
Delbert, Carl, Lainada, and Eleanor Jane, also her maternal grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. Clayton Caner. Services held at the Olive Church
conducted by D. A. Yoder.
"How brief the stay, so beautiful as fleeting,
The time that baby came with us to dwell,
Just long enough to give a happy greeting,
Just long enough to bid us all farewell !"
Kratzer.-Ruth Virginia Kratzer of Dalton, Ohio, was horn Aug. 7, 1929; died Nov. 28, 1936, at the home of her parents, Fred and Salome Lehman Kratzer; aged 7 y. 3 m. 21 d. She leaves, besides her father and mother, 2 brothers (Leland and Mervin), 1 sister (Marie), 1 grandmother (Mrs. Elizabeth Lehman), and many relatives and friends. She was contented and patient in all her sufferings, which were heavy to bear by both the child and loving parents. She has gone to join others whom the Lord has bidden to come to Him. Funeral services were held Nov. 30 at the Mt. Eaton Funeral Home in charge of Bro. A. J. Steiner, assisted by Bro. J. Moser. Interment in the Sonnenberg Cemetery.
Baker.-Millard Fillmore, son of Ephraim and Susan (Levers) Baker, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Feb. 3, 1872. He came with his parents to Montcalm Co., Mich., locating near Vestaburg in 1885 residing here till God called him from this life to meet Him in glory. After more than two years of suffering he peacefully went to sleep here to awake in the presence of the Lord, Dec. 3, 1936; aged 64 y. 10 m. A little more than a year ago he was baptized into the Christian faith and became a member of the Zion Mennonite Church near Vestaburg. He leaves 1 brother (John) and 1 sister (Ella Lewis), 2 sisters having preceded him in death. Funeral services were held in the home and at the Ferris Church in charge of Bro. Erie E. Bontrager, with burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Gerald Allen, infant son of Maurice A. and Elizabeth G. Yoder, was born Aug. 2, 1936. At the age of four months he took very sick with pneumonia, and after an illness of five days the tender little bud was transplanted to the heavenly garden of the Lord. Besides his parents, 2 little sisters (Marjorie Ann and Doreen) sorrow because they greatly miss him. The maternal grandparents, Bro. and Sister Eli N. Gish of Lancaster, Pa., survive; also the paternal grandmother, Mrs. R. C. Yoder of Hesston, Kans. Funeral services were held in the Hesston College chapel Dec. 10. Bro. Milo Kauffman had charge of the services. He spoke comfortingly from the text, "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." The little body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the Pennsylvania Church.
Shoemaker.-Charles Clinton Shoemaker was born in Ohio May 23, 1861. He came with his parents to Freeport, Ill., in 1863. Died at the home of his sister (Mrs. Emma Meck), Freeport, Ill., Dec. 9, 1936; aged 75 y. 6 m. 17 d. He was married to Anna Greider of Lancaster Co., Pa. To this union were born 2 children (Mrs. Hazel Wellumsen of Johnsberg, Vt., and Harry Shoemaker of Milwaukee, Wis.). Three grandchildren, 1 brother, and 2 sisters also survive (George E. Shoemaker, Mrs. J. V. Fortner, Mrs. Emma Meck) all of Freeport, Ill. His first wife passed away five years ago. His second wife, formerly Anna Wright Miller, survives. In his early life he was a member of the Mennonite Church. But during the time he lived in the West and in Chicago, he lost his connection with the church. He was again received into the Freeport Mennonite Church Aug. 2, 1936. Funeral services were held Dec. 11 by A. C. Good of Sterling and S. E. Graybill. Text, Gen. 25 :8.
Baer.-Martin Baer was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Oct.
4, 1843; died Dec. 2, 1936, at the home of his daughter (Mrs.
Ephraim Grieser) where he was affectionately cared for until death;
aged 93 y. 1 m. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Judith Johns
of Middlebury, Ind., Feb. 11, 1872, and made their home in Iowa
Co., Iowa. In 1900 they with their family moved on a farm near
Archbold, Ohio. On Feb. 27, 1906, his companion was called home
by death. To this union were born 3 sons and 7 daughters. He leaves
7 daughters (Mrs. Abe Miller of Prattville, Mich.; Mrs. Albert
Wyse, Midland, Mich.; Mrs. Ira Beer, Remus, Mich.; Mrs. Joseph
Beck, Wauseon, 0.; Mrs. Ephraim Grieser, Mrs. Norman Schloneger,
Mrs. Emanuel Sauder, all of Archbold, O.), 39 grandchildren, 25
great-grandchildren and a large number of near relatives and friends.
Three sons (John, Daniel, and Joseph), 6 grandchildren, and 2
great-grandchildren preceded him in death. He accepted Christ
and united with the Mennonite church and remained faithful unto
death. He was a kind, affectionate father, a helpful neighbor,
and friend. He was of good health until a few hours of intense
suffering before the Lord called him home. Short services were
held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ephraim Grieser, and at
the Central Mennonite Church in charge of John Mast of Elverson,
Pa., and S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, O. Text, Job 5:26.
"Farewell, dear father, sweet thy rest;
Weary with years, and worn with pain;
Farewell, till in some happy place,
We shall behold thy face again."
Detweiler.-Nancy, daughter of Joel and Lavina Detweiler,
was born in Champaign Co., O., April 7, 1859. The family later
moved to Tennessee, where she spent her girlhood days. In 1887
they returned to Ohio, again locating in Champaign Co., and then
to Logan Co., locating near Huntsville, remaining there until
the death of father end mother. Three children are buried in Tennessee.
The remaining brothers and sisters scattered out into various
localities. Nancy, with 2 sisters (Arie and Mattie) came to West
Liberty and lived together in their home on West Baird St. One
sister (Lizzie) died in Glendora, Calif. Nancy cared for the two
remaining sisters until their death. In her youth she became a
Christian, and was a member of the North Salem Mennonite Church
and later at South Union congregation. Many of the older people
will remember her for her dependability and economy, as she served
in their home as hired help. On the evening of Nov. 25 she was
struck by an automobile. Through the kindness of people living
near by, and passing motorists she was taken to the hospital in
Bellefontaine, where she was treated for skull fracture and broken
limbs; but the shock of the accident and her advanced age, was
too much for her frail body, and, on Friday morning, Dec. 4, she
passed on. She was not rich in this world's goods, but she was
willing to help those who were less rich than she. Her Christian
life found expression in deeds rather than in words. There remain
2 brothers (Emanuel of West Liberty and Menno of Kingston, Md.).
Funeral services were held Dec. 6 at the South Union Church, in
charge of Wallace Kauffman, assisted by Marion King. Burial in
the cemetery near the church. Text, Rev. 14:13.
"God knew that she was weary,
That the hills were hard to climb;
So He closed her weary eyelids,
And whispered-'Peace be thine.'"
Yoder.-Phebe Ann, oldest daughter of Jonathan and Martha
Hartzler, was born near West Liberty, Ohio, Sept. 24, 1865; died
Dec. 4, 1936; aged 71 y. 2 m. 10 d. She united with the Amish
Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member to
the end. On Feb. 13, 1899, she was united in marriage to Christian
B. Yoder. To this union were born 11 children, 10 of whom survive
(Milo J., of Duluth, Minn.; Martha M., of Columbus, Ohio; Nancy
B., Isaiah C., and Phebe Ellen, at home; Mrs. Amy V. Little, West
Liberty; Mrs. Carrie H. Richard, Creston, Ohio; Dorothy H., of
Springfield, Ben D., West Liberty; Mrs. Grace Alice Buck, Garden
City, Mich.). There are 8 grandchildren, 1 daughter-in-law, 3
sons-in-law, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ben Roth of Bellefontaine, and
Mrs. John Z. Kurtz of New Castle, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Archie
Hartzler of West Liberty, and Ben Hartzler of Fairview, Mich.).
She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 sisters, and 1 brother.
She was faithful to her God, her church, her family, and community.
She was known as "Grandmother Yoder," in the neighborhood,
and was ever ready to lend a helping hand. Her family was never
neglected as she went happily about her work. Her ever smiling
face was sunshine, not only to those who knew her, but to everyone.
Her health has been failing for three years. She was confined
to her bed since March, being very patient. She talked of her
faith in God, and expressed her desire to go home. She went to
sleep on Tuesday morning and peacefully slept until Friday, when
she was called to her reward. She will be greatly missed by her
family, her wide circle of friends and relatives. Funeral services
were held at Bethel Church, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer and
Bro. Marion King. Burial in Yoder Cemetery.
"I bid farewell to the way of the world,
To walk in it never more;
For my Lord says come, and I seek my home
Where He waits at the open door."
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Gospel Herald, December 31, 1936 - Vol. XXIX, No.40 - page 847,848
Eichelberger.-Ralph Allen Eichelberger was torn Nov. 19, 1935, near Hebron, Ind., and died Dec. 13, 1936. He leaves his parents (Mr. and Mrs. Chris Eichelberger), 2 brothers (Wilford and Clayton), 2 sisters (Mable and Irene), and many other relatives and friends. One sister preceded him in death 13 years ago. He appeared in normal health till Sunday morning, at which time he became seriously ill with pneumonia, dying the same evening. Funeral services in charge of Bro. Dean Birky.
Eigsti.-Letty Elizabeth, daughter of Christ and Lizzie May Eigsti, was born April 18, 1929; died at her home near Shelbyville, Ill., Nov. 27, 1936; aged 7 y. 9 m. 9 d. Her death was caused by burns received from her clothes igniting from fire in the kitchen stove on Thanksgiving morning. She leaves her father, mother, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, 1 grandfather, 2 grand. mothers. Jesus Christ said, "Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not, for of such is the kingdom of heaven." Funeral services were held at Mt. Herman Church Nov. 29. Interment in Mt. Herman Cemetery.
Flaming.-Anna, wife of Bro. H. H. Flaming, elder in the Mennonite Brethren Church, died on Nov. 29, 1936, at her home west of Premont, Texas, aged 59 y. 12 d. She had been in failing health for several years but on Thanksgiving day she attended two religious services. Soon after retiring that evening she suffered a paralytic stroke and peacefully passed away the following Sunday. She is survived by her husband, 7 children, and a number of brothers and sisters. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. H. Andres in German and at the Mennonite Brethren Church in Premont by Bro. J. W. Duerksen and Bro. H. F. Reist. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment in cemetery near by.
Lyster.-Mary E. (Snyder) Lyster, daughter of John and Elizabeth M. Snyder, was born in Pennsylvania on Nov. 10, 1848; departed this life Dec. 7, 1936; aged 88 y. 27 d. On March 24, 1875, she was united in marriage to T. R. Lyster. To this union were born 6 children, 4 sons, 2 daughters: John and Jess Lyster and Mrs. Milo Troyer of Constantine, Mich. 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren survive, with a host of other relatives and friends. Her husband, 2 sons, and 1 daughter preceded her in death. Short services at the funeral home in White Pigeon, Mich., and the funeral services proper at the Lutheran Church at Scott, Ind., on Dec. 10, 1936, conducted by D. D. Troyer. Text, Phil. 3 :20, 21.
Horning.-Sister Hettie G., daughter of the late deacon Joseph Horning, was born near Bowmansville, Pa., Feb. 21, 1880; died Dec. 12, 1936; aged 56 y. 9 m. 25 d. On April 1, 1897, she was baptized and received into fellowship by Bishop Jacob N. Brubacher. She lived her profession to the end. Because of her modest deportment in life she filled an important place among the believers. Her mother, now 84 years old, survives her. These brothers and sisters remain :-Harry, Barton, George, John, Clara (Good), Lavina (Musser), and Annie (Weber). With the last named sister she and her mother lived by themselves since the death of her father (Nov. 25, 1931). Services were held Dec. 15 in the Bowmansville Church. Bro. I. W. Geigly served at the house. Bro. John M. Sauder preached the funeral sermon on Psa. 16:5-11.
Strausser.-Elizabeth Cora, daughter of John and Susan
(Scott) Wilker and wife of George W. Strausser, was born in Wrightsville,
Pa., on Nov. 11, 1868; passed away Oct. 11, 1936, at the home
of her daughter Edna, 288 S. 5th St., Columbia, Pa., from a complication
of diseases; aged 67 y. 11 m. She was a member of the Columbia
Mennonite Mission. She had been in ill health for about six years,
and for the past eighteen months was not able to help herself
much. Since Nov. 19, 1935, she was not able to lie down at all
but sat in a chair all the time, where she passed away happy in
the Lord. She leaves her husband, 2 daughters (Mrs. Mercie McFadden,
Washington, D. C.; Mrs. Edna M. Coover, at whose home she resided
till death), 4 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and a host
of friends to mourn her departure. Her last few weeks here on
earth were a testimony to those that visited her. Funeral services
were held at the Columbia Mennonite Mission Oct. 14, 1936, in
charge of Bro. C. Z. Martin. Interment at Habeckers Cemetery.
Her chair, long used, is empty,
Her glasses laid aside,
Her Bible left to others,
She's gone with Christ to abide.
Schrock.-Mary Ann Miller was born in Lagrange Co., Ind.,
April 5, 1879; died at her late home at Shelbyville, Ill., Dec.
14, 1936; aged 57 y. 8 m. 9 d. She leaves her sorrowing husband,
1 daughter, 5 grandchildren, her aged father (Pre. Y. C. Miller
of Shipshewana, Ind.), 6 brothers (Uriah Y. Miller, Topeka, Ind.;
Samuel Y. Miller, Falls Church, Va.; George Y. and Mahlon Y. Miller
of Shipshewana, Ind.; Perry Y. Miller of Elkhart, Ind.; Irvin
Y. Miller of Michigan City, Ind.). Her mother, stepmother, 1 brother,
1 sister, and an infant son preceded her in death. In 1896 she
joined the Shore Mennonite Church and remained a faithful Christian
until death. On Jan. 22, 1899, she was united in marriage to Arthur
Aquilla Schrock. To this union were born 2 children. One son died
in infancy and 1 daughter (Mrs. Amandus Hostetler of Shelbyville,
Ill.) survives. She was a kind and loving wife and mother, always
willing to help wherever help was needed. She will be greatly
missed in the home and community. Funeral services were held at
Mt. Herman Church on Dec. 16. Interment in Mt. Herman Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a quiet peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
Now dear mother is at rest."
Liechti.-David J., son of the late Joseph B. and Catherine
(Jantzi) Liechti was born in Wellesley, Ont., on April 15, 1870.
At the age of 15 years he accepted Christ as his Savior and was
received by water baptism upon confession of faith by the late
Bishop Jacob Wagler, into the Amish Mennonite Church at Wellesley,
Ont., in which faith he remained faithful until his end. On Jan.
21, 1894, he was united in the bonds of holy matrimony with Barbara
Schultz, also of Wellesley. This union was blest with 5 children,
2 sons and 3 daughters, of whom 1 son and 1 daughter preceded
him in death. Together he and his wife shared the joys and sorrows
of life for over 42 years. Surviving are his sorrowing companion,
1 son, Samuel on the old homestead where he spent over sixty years,
and Lizzie, wife of Mahlon Schultz, of Ellice; and Emma, wife
of Erwin Zehr of North Easthope; also 10 grandchildren of whom
2 predeceased him; also 2 brothers, Menno of Millbank, Ont., and
Moses of Pavilion, N. Y., and 3 sisters, Nancy (Mrs. Dan Schmidt),
Barbara (Mrs. Jacob S. Erb) and Mary (Mrs. Solomon R. Leis), all
of Wellesley. On May 13, 1923, he was ordained to the office of
deacon in the Maple View Church at Wellesley in which office he
served faithfully and conscientiously to the end. On Nov. 28,
1936, he died suddenly in his home at the age of 66 y. 7 m. 13
d. Services were conducted at his home on Dec. 1, by John Wagler
and at the church by Jesse Martin, Daniel S. Jutzi, and Daniel
Sent in by his son.
Kauffman.-Fanny Baumgartner Kauffman was born in Allen
Co., Ind., June 19, 1867; died Dec. 15, 1936; aged 69 y. 6 m.
4 d. Death followed a 10-day illness of pneumonia. Her parents
came to this country from Germany and lived in Allen Co., for
a time, and later they moved to Elkhart Co. When she was 9 years
old her mother died. This experience without a doubt caused her
to take a very motherly attitude toward her grandchildren who
also lost their mother. On Aug. 3, 1884, she was united in marriage
to Henry Kauffman and was permitted to live with him for 52 years.
To this union were born 5 sons and 5 daughters. Three of these
children died in infancy, and 3 died of scarlet fever and diphtheria,
within 10 days, in April, 1904. Those of the family remaining
are her husband and 4 children: Mrs. Celesta Hoover, Ames, Alvin
and Carrie, all of Goshen; also 9 grandchildren and a half-sister,
Mrs. Lydia Kauffman of Midland, Mich. Mother was a faithful member
of the Mennonite Church from her youth and has left no doubt in
our minds but that she has gone to be with her Savior. She was
quiet and unassuming, always interested in the best things of
life. Her regular attendance at church services and the life she
lived showed that she was very much interested in spiritual things.
During her illness she was patient and very considerate of those
who cared for her, and was fully given up to the Master's will.
To those who knew her best, she was an unselfish friend who was
more interested in others than in herself.
"Beautiful rest for the weary,
Well deserved rest for the true;
When our life's journey is ended,
We shall again be with you."
Funeral services were held at the Clinton Brick Mennonite church and burial in the adjoining cemetery. Services in charge of O. A. Hostetler, assisted by Amos Nusbaum and Daniel Coffman.
Henderson.-G. W. Henderson was born in Nelson Co., Va.,
Nov. 11, 1864; died at his home near Sherando, Va., Nov. 20, 1936;
aged 72 y. 9 d. He was married to Osa Bridge in April, 1891. This
union was blessed with 5 daughters: Mrs. A. P. Coffey, Staunton,
Va.; Mrs. H. T. Snead, Lyndhurst, Va.; Mrs. E. B. Snead, Lynchburg,
Va.; Mrs. C. B. Fitzgeralds, Lynchburg, Va.; Mrs. Charles Quick,
Lyndhurst, Va. There remain to mourn his departure, besides the
widow, 2 brothers (J. W. and R. D. Henderson, Lyndhurst, Va.),
3 sisters (Mrs. Bell Bridge, Lyndhurst, Va.; Mrs. John Campbell,
Bryant, Va.; Mrs. Nannie Small, Nellysford, Va.) ; 3 grandchildren,
and a host of other relatives and friends. He was of a quiet disposition
and a diligent worker. He was blessed with good health, until
9 months ago, and was seldom absent from church or Sunday school,
having a record of not being absent for over a year from Sunday
school till he was taken to the hospital. He became a member of
the Mountain View Mennonite Church Oct. 16, 1904; was ordained
as a deacon in 1908, and remained true to his duty till death.
On March 3 he was taken to the University hospital and had an
operation. He returned to his home June 12, but had to go back
for a second operation and grew weaker from that on. He had the
privilege of seeing his children join the church of his faith.
He also warned people to be ready and not forsake the Lord. He
made his funeral arrangements two weeks before he died. We bow
in humble submission to our heavenly Father, believing this to
he among the "all things" which "work together
for good to them that love God." Funeral services were conducted
Nov. 22 at the Mountain View Church by Brethren E. C. Shank and
Jos. H. Driver. Text, Psa. 90 :15-17. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Deep in our heart lies the picture
Of a loving father laid to rest
In silence lie suffered until God's angel whispered,
'Come home to the realms of the blest.'"
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta