Wismer.-Wilson Wismer died at the home of his nephew, Oscar Wismer, Feb. 2, 1936. Both he and his nephew were sick and died less than 24 hours apart. Wilson was never married. He always lived in the Plumsteadville, Pa., community. He was 74 years old at the time of his death. One sister (Mrs. Frank Trumbore) and a number of nieces and nephews survive. He never belonged to any church until a week before his death. He then desired to he baptized in the Mennonite faith, which was the faith of his parents. Services and burial at the Deep Run Mennonite Church by the home ministers.
Yoder.-Philip Leo, son of Leo W. and Alma (Dorsing) Yoder, was born April 20, 1934; died at the Doernbecker Hospital, Portland, Oreg., Jan. 4, 1936. Death was due to whooping cough and complications. He leaves his parents, 2 sisters, paternal grandparents and maternal grandmother, 6 uncles, 6 aunts, and a host of relatives and friends. The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; "Blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services were conducted at the Zion Church near Hubbard, Oreg., Brethren H. A. Wolfer and C. I. Kropf in charge. Texts, Job 1 :21; II Sam. 12 :23. The body was laid to rest in adjoining cemetery.
Hershey.-Magdalena Hershey was born Sept. 15, 1856;
died Feb. 12, 1936; aged 79 y. 4 m. 26 d. We feel very much the
loss of our Aunt Maggie. She was always ready to help someone
in whatever way she could. She was always in the Kinzers Sunday
school and Church when she was able to be there. Funeral services
were held Feb. 16 with brief services at the home by Geo. Graham,
followed by services at Kinzers, Pa., Church by Abram Martin.
Her body was laid to rest in the Hershey Cemetery. "She hath
done what she could."
"A precious one from us has gone
A voice we loved is still;
A place is vacant in the home
Which never can be filled."
Hilty-Ernest Christian, son of John K. and Mary Hilty, was born near Bellefontaine, Ohio, Dec. 23, 1892; died at his home in the same community, Feb. 8, 1936; aged 43 y. 1 m. 16 d. He was married to Mary Yoder, Dec. 15, 1917, which union was one of unusual love and devotion. He leaves his wife, 4 sisters (Mrs. Dan C. Yoder, Mrs. Lee Yoder, Miss Eva Hilty, of West Liberty, and Mrs. Lydia Headings, of Bellefontaine), a number of other relatives, and a host of friends, in the community in which he had lived except a few years of his life. In his youth he became a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Feb. 11, at the South Union Church, with Bro. S. E. Allgyer officiating. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
King.-Anna (Lantz) King was born July 3, 1855, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; died at her home near Uniontown, Ohio, Feb. 16, 1936; aged 80 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Joshua King Nov. 25, 1880. One son was born to them in Aug., 1885, and died in infancy. She leaves her husband, 2 foster daughters (Mary, wife of Rudy H. Byler, and Viola, wife of Dan H. Hostettler of Hartville, Ohio), and 1 brother (Jonathan Lantz of Volant, Pa.). Her sister, Magdalena King, preceded her less than two months ago. Many nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the Walnut Grove Church on Feb. 18 by Henry Sommers of this place and Sol Y. Schlabaugh of Holmes Co. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Miller-Peter D., son of the late John and Elizabeth (Detweiler) Miller, died at the home of his son-in-law, Clarence Lear of Gardenville, Pa.; aged 65 years. He was ill several weeks. He farmed in the Deep Run section until the death of his wife five years ago. Since that time he has been living with his children. He was a member of the Deep Run Mennonite Church since his youth. He is survived by 2 sons (Howard and John of Dublin), 2 daughters (Mrs. Henry Alderfer of Bedminster and Mrs. Clarence Lear of Gardenville), also a number of grandchildren, 2 brothers (Samuel and Daniel), 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Leatherman and Elizabeth Miller). One daughter preceded him in death. Funeral was held at Deep Run. Services in charge of Jacob Rush, Abram Yothers, and Abram Histand.
Wismer.-Lydia, wife of Henry B. Wismer, died at the home of her son, Abram Wismer, Silverdale, Pa.; aged 75 years. She was the daughter of the late Joseph Myers of Pipersville, Pa., and the last member of the family. They lived on a farm at Deep Run for many years. About five years ago they sold the farm and moved to the home of their son. She is survived by her husband, 1 son (Abram), 1 daughter (Mrs. William High of Dublin, Pa.), also several grandchildren. Two daughters preceded her in death. She was a member at Deep Run since her girlhood days and married over 55 years. Services were held at Deep Run Mennonite Church on Feb. 18. The roads were drifted with snow so that few people ventured to go out. Services were conducted by Wilson Overholt, Jacob Rush, and Abram Yothers.
Garges.-John B. Garges was born March 6, 1865, in Bucks Co., Pa.; died Jan. 10, 1936, at his home in Line Lexington, Pa., of paralysis; aged 70 y. 10 m. 4 d. He was married to Sallie Moyer on Oct. 27, 1887, who survives him. He was a faithful member and staunch supporter of the Line Lexington Mennonite congregation. For about 40 years he taught the primary class of boys in the Sunday school. Bro. Garges was one whose charity was not in word and in tongue but in deed and in truth, as many a needy one will attest. The funeral (which was largely attended) was held Jan. 15, with all services at the Line Lexington Mennonite church, in charge of the home ministers, Bro. Aaron Freed, Bro. Arthur D. Ruth and Bro. Claude Meyers. Text, Psa. 30 :5. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning." Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Sensenig-Katie S., wife of Isaac W. Sensenig, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 4, 1892; died at her home near Ephrata, Pa., Jan. 10, after a week's illness of pneumonia; aged 43 y. 3 m. 5 d. She was a member of the Landis Valley Mennonite Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by her mother (Mrs. Barbara Oberholtzer, Lititz, Pa.), and the following children: Amos, Dorothy, Isaac Jr., and Kathryn, all at home; also the following sisters: Mrs. Benjamin Eberly, Miss Hettie Oberholtzer, and Mrs. Eli Horst, all of Lititz; Mrs. Rudy Landis, Landisvalley; Mrs. Lloyd Weaver, Lancaster; and Mrs. Clyde Brenneman, Willow Street. Although she is greatly missed by her many relatives and friends, we know that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were conducted at Hess's Mennonite Church by Bros. John S. Hess and Ira D. Landis. Text, Mark 14 :8. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Hoylman.-Minnie May Morgan was born in Aurelia, Iowa, March 24, 1891; died at her home near Creston, Mont., Jan. 18, 1936; aged 44 y. 9 m. 25 d. In the spring of 1899 she with her parents moved to the Flathead Valley, where she has resided since, with the exception of the summer of 1916 which was spent in Idaho. On Dec. 1, 1915, she was united in marriage to Victor R. Hoylman. To this union was born 1 daughter, Dorothy Helen. She united with the Church of the Brethren in Dec., 1915, and lived a consistent life. "Living for Others," can truly be said of her. Her father, John Morgan, preceded her in 1912. She leaves her husband, daughter, mother (Mrs. H. M. Morgan), 1 brother (O. L. Morgan), 2 sisters (Mrs. L. M. Penrod of Kalispell, Mont., Mrs. Levi Learn of Proctor, Mont.), also many relatives and friends. Funeral services were held from the Wagner and Campbell Funeral Home in Kalispell, Mont., conducted by A. R. Fike of the Brethren Church, assisted by J. G. Hochstetler.
Rutt.-Noah W. Rutt was born at Bareville, Pa., Dec.
28, 1895; died of pneumonia at his home in Vogansville, Pa., Jan.
2, 1936; aged 40 y. 5 d. He was married to Barbara, daughter of
Bro. Abram Hoover, on Nov. 14, 1920. Early in life he accepted
Christ as his Savior and united with the Groffdale Mennonite Church
of which he was a member until death. He took sick very suddenly
and seriously, being sick 10 days. With a good nurse and his family
at his bedside he passed peacefully to the great beyond, leaving
a host of relatives and friends to mourn his early departure.
He also leaves his sorrowing companion, 4 children (Melvin, Raymond,
Luella and Eugene), his mother (Mrs. Susan Rutt), 2 brothers (Harry
Hutt of Hinkletown and Jacob Rutt of Paradise), and 1 sister (Mrs.
Elam Groff of Farmersville). Funeral services were largely attended
at Groffdale Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
May God comfort the bereaved family as we all know that they have
lost a devoted husband and father.
Fisher-Jacob E., son of the late Gideon and Fannie (Esh) Fisher, was born Feb. 24, 1860; died at the Lancaster General Hospital Jan. 16, 1936; aged 75 y. 10 m. 22 d. He joined the Amish Church in his youth and remained a faithful member until death. He was never married and is survived by 1 brother (Eli Fisher of near Honey Brook, Pa.), a number of nephews and nieces and a host of neighbors and friends. Bro. Fisher was in usual health, went to the village of Gap in the afternoon to attend to some business and returned home and did not get his horse unhitched. He was found a few hours later by neighbors in an unconscious condition. He was taken to the General Hospital where he died the same evening. The funeral was held on Sunday, Jan. 19 from the home of his nephew, Edgar Umble. Services were conducted by Amos B. Stoltzfus and at the Millwood Church by Amos B. Stoltzfus in English and John A. Kennel and Daniel Yutzi in German. Texts, Prov. 27 :1; Heb. 11 :13-16; Luke 12 :34-40. At the grave by Bros. Aaron R. Glick and Christian L. Fisher. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Boyer.-Emma (Honderich) Boyer, wife of Dr. William H.
Boyer, was born Sept. 11, 1887, in Elkhart Co., Ind., died at
her home near Middlebury, Ind., Feb. 11, 1936; aged 48 y. 6 m.
She spent her early years in Clinton Township, where she was married
to William H. Boyer, July 21, 1907. When 14 years of age, she
accepted Christ as her personal Savior and united with the Clinton
Brick Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member until
death. She leaves her husband, four children (Clifford, Mrs. Daniel
H. Mast, both living near parental home; John William, and Ethel
at home) 4 grandchildren, her mother (Mrs. Abraham Honderich)
three brothers (Samuel of Filer, Idaho, Henry of Middlebury, Daniel
of Goshen) one sister (Mrs Curtis Pletcher of Middlebury), nieces,
nephews, and many other relatives and friends. One infant son
and three infant grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral
services were held at the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church in charge
of Amos Nussbaum and O. S. Hostetler.
"Mother's chair is empty now,
And the voice we loved is still;
And though our hearts are broken,
We know it is God's will."
Zimmerly-Daniel D., son of Jacob and Anna Zimmerly,
was born near Orrville, Ohio, Jan. 15, 1915; died at the Massillon
City Hospital Feb. 12, 1936; aged 21 y. 28 d. At the age of 15
he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Crown Hill
Mennonite Church. He displayed a keen interest in the work of
the Church, Sunday school, and young people's meeting, always
willing and faithful in taking any part assigned to him. His quiet,
friendly disposition won the esteem of his many friends and associates.
During his brief illness he bore his suffering patiently, and
near the last expressed a readiness to depart to be with the Lord.
He leaves his sorrowing parents, 1 sister (Edna, at home), 3 brothers
(Dennis and Noah of Sterling and Aldine of Orrville) and many
other relatives and friends. One brother (Glenn) preceded him
"He's through with all his suffering,
To him there is no pain.
He's left his earthly troubles
For the heavenly crown he's gained."
Funeral services were held at the Crown Hill Church Feb. 14, conducted by Noah Hilty, Stanford Mumaw, and J. B. Hartzler. Text, Jas. 4:14.
Wenger-Alice E. (Brubaker) Auker, wife of Michael M.
Wenger, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Dec. 4, 1863; died Feb.
11, 1936. She is survived by her husband, 1 brother (Jerome Brubaker),
and 7 step-children who feel much indebted to her for the place
in the home that she filled. She had formerly been married to
Tobias Auker, and they had taken a son to raise, having had no
children of their own. Both preceded her some years ago. Later
she moved to Lancaster Co. She was much interested in attending
church services whenever her health and the weather permitted.
During her last years, however, the winter season was a barrier
to her going away. She faithfully filled her duties in the home
and the vacancy will be keenly felt. Funeral services were held
at the Groffdale Mennonite Church on Feb. 16 amidst unusual snow-clad
roads. Bro. Benj. Wenger preached from Mark 14 :8, selected by
the family. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Thy love and kindness thou hast shown
When with us thou wast at home;
But now thy earthly tasks are done,
In that land where never sets the sun."
Grieser-Chris L., son of Henry and Elizabeth Grieser,
was born near Gridley, Ill., July 30, 1881; died at the Mennonite
Hospital Feb. 16, 1930; aged 54 y. 7 m. 16 d. He was taken suddenly
ill on Jan. 20 with kidney stones. Later he was taken to the hospital
and although everything was done to relieve his intense sufferings
there was no permanent relief until God in His great mercy saw
fit to call him to his eternal home where there is no pain nor
sorrow. He was united in marriage to Carrie Schertz of near Flanagan,
Ill., Dec. 15, 1910, who with the following children survive:
Wayne L., Mary Elizabeth, and Lorabelle Rose. A daughter (Marjorie)
preceded him in death. One brother (Gus) also survives. He confessed
Christ as his personal Savior in his youth, united with the Mennonite
Church near Flanagan, and ever remained faithful. Funeral services
were conducted by Bros. D. W. Slagel and J. W. Davis.
"He has gone from his dear ones, his children, his wife,
Whom he willingly toiled for and loved as his life.
Oh God, how mysterious and how strange are Thy ways
To take from us this loved one in the best of his days."
Gingerich.-Anna M., daughter of Cornelius D. and Barbara
(Hochstetler) Yoder, was born in Iowa Co., Ia., Dec. 2, 1871,
where she spent almost her entire life; died at her late home
in Frytown, Johnson Co., Ia., Feb. 15, 1936; aged 64 y. 2 m. 13
d. On Oct. 17, 1893, she was united in marriage to Henry F. Gingerich.
This union was blessed with 2 sons and 3 daughters. One son (Joseph
Maynard) preceded her in death. Those remaining are Vera, wife
of Levi Schrock, Kalona, Ia.; John W., Wellman; Edna and Mary
at home. She is also survived by 3 granddaughters and 4 step-grandsons
besides many other relatives and friends. She was the youngest
child of a family of 5 children, who have all preceded her in
death. In youth she united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining
a faithful member until death, holding her membership with the
Lower Deer Creek congregation. Her death was caused by complications
and heart trouble, of which she suffered for about 20 years. She
seemed to be in her usual health until 3 weeks ago, but her condition
was not thought serious until a week before her death. She bore
her sufferings with much patience and without complaint. She was
of a kind and loving disposition, a faithful and devoted companion,
a loving mother, always faithfully helping to assume the responsibilities
of the home. She will be greatly missed in the home, church, and
among her neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held Feb.
18 at the Lower Deer Creek Church, conducted by John Y. Swartzendruber
assisted by J. L. Hershberger. Text, II Kings 20 :1, latter clause.
"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."
Thomas-Elizabeth (Yoder) Thomas was born in Elkhart
Co., Ind., Nov. 26, 1880; died at her home in Clarksville, Mich.,
Feb. 6, 1936; aged 55 y. 2 m. 11 d. She was united in marriage
to Nelson Thomas on April 9, 1898. To this union were born 4 children:
Mrs. Agusta Shepherd, Edwin, Mrs. Olive Moore, Mrs. Alta Kauffman,
all of Grand Rapids. She leaves her sorrowing husband, 4 children,
9 grandchildren, 1 brother (Ed Yoder), 3 sisters (Mrs. John Eash,
Shipshewana, Ind.; Mrs. Dan Martin, Hopedale, Ill.; Mrs. Geo.
Dintaman, La Grange, Ind.), 4 aunts, 4 uncles, and a host of relatives
and friends. She was afflicted with heart trouble for the last
three years, during which she was confined to her bed much of
the time. Last November they retired from their farm and moved
to Clarksville. Death came unexpectedly, she having been seemingly
quite well recently. She took great delight in attending services
at the House of God, having missed only one Sunday all winter.
She was a faithful member of the Bowne Mennonite Church. She was
a faithful wife and mother, and will be greatly missed in the
home, the Church, and the community. On account of the cold and
stormy weather, the roads were closed, and the funeral was postponed
two days; being held Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 11, conducted by
T. E. Schrock, at the Bowne Mennonite Church. Burial in the adjoining
"Mother, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond this vale of sorrow
Tears will all be wiped away."
Heatwole-Ida B., wife of John J. Heatwole, was born
Feb. 15, 1868; died Jan. 28, 1936; aged 67 y. 11 m. 18 d. She
was a daughter of the late John S. and Elizabeth Corbin. She had
been in bad health since last April. She was a long and patient
sufferer. She often would say she was willing to depart and be
with her loving Savior and would say, "His will be done,"
and "Let me go where saints are going." She would often
have us sing, "I'm going home to die no more," "My
latest sun is sinking fast." She with her husband united
with the Mennonite Church in their early married life and continued
faithful to the end. Her place at Church was always filled when
she was able. She was greatly concerned about her children and
would often say she wanted them all to meet her over there. Besides
her husband, she is survived by 7 children (Mrs. Ola Deputy, Dale
Enterprise, Va.; Mrs. Bessie Colaw, Monterey, Va.; Mrs. Ruth Byerly,
Linyule, Va.; Charles A. Heatwole, Hohla, N. Dak.; Russell E.
Heatwole, Wellsboro, Pa.; G. G. Heatwole, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Ammon
S. Heatwole, Dayton, Va.). Four children preceded her in death.
She is also survived by 27 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren,
3 brothers (John W. Corbin, Dayton, Va.; A. C. Corbin, Fisherville,
Va.; and Martin Corbin, Hendricks, W. Va.). Funeral services were
conducted at Weaver's Church by Bro. Henry Keener, assisted by
Bros. S. H. Rhodes and L. S. Glick. She had chosen her text from
Psa. 17 :15. The body was laid to rest in the nearby
"Let your hands be folded, mother,
Of toil they've done their share;
While our lives were young and tender,
How you watched with loving care."
Johnson.-Lilla (Graff) Johnson of Molalla, Oreg., was
born in Stevens Co., Minn., June 23, 1896; died at the deaconess
hospital in Salem, Oreg., Dec. 18, 1935; aged 39 y. 5 m. 25 d.
On Dec. 5, 1914, she was united in marriage to L. A. Johnson.
To this union were born 6 sons and 4 daughters. One son preceded
her in death. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in January,
1934, and was a faithful worker in the brotherhood of the Molalla
congregation until her departure. On Nov. 26 she gave birth to
two girls and one boy, after which complications set in causing
her death. Throughout her sickness she manifested the noble spirit
of being resigned to the Master's will. She leaves her husband
and children (Adolph, Ruby, Henry Lawrence), the twins (Gladys
and Donald), the triplets (Arland, Arlette, and Arlene), her mother
(Mrs. M. A. Olsen), 5 sisters, 4 brothers, and many other relatives
and friends. Her cheerful countenance and willing service will
be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community. The
funeral services were conducted in the Everhart Funeral Home in
Molalla in charge of Bro. H. A. Wolfer, assisted by ___ Crook.
Texts, Jer. 15 :9; Mark 14:8; Rev. 14 :13. Interment in the Adams
"She is in heaven; though still unseen,
With hers our note of praise may blend;
On the same rock our soul may lean,
To the same centre hourly tend."
Hostetler.--Oliver E., son of Emanuel and Margaret (Keefaber)
Hostetler, was born Sept. 9, 1884, in Cass Co., Mo.; died Feb.
12, 1936, of cerebral meningitis in the McPherson (Kans.) Hospital;
aged 51 y. 5 m. 4 d. At the age of 13 years he was converted and
united with the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church of Cass Co., Mo.
At the age of 21 he came to McPherson Co., Kans., and was received
by letter into the West Liberty congregation where he was a faithful
member till death. On May 10, 1908, he was united in marriage
to Nettie Cooprider of McPherson. To this union were born 2 sons
and 2 daughters: Ralph Vernon, Marvin Jay, Mae Irene--at home,
and Beulah--wife of William Bontrager, Conway, Kans. Feb. 15,
1925, he was ordained to the office of deacon. His call to this
office greatly increased his responsibility and opportunity as
a servant in his beloved Church. Besides fulfilling his place
well in this office, Bro. Hostetler has labored faithfully in
the capacities of S. S. superintendent, S. S. teacher, local Mission
Board member, local Church Board, and countless committees. He
was a supporter of our mid-week prayer meetings and was especially
interested and concerned in the promotion of the Hutchinson Mission
work. It may be said of him from both Church and community interests,
he was a good counsellor and adviser, well loved, and filled such
a large place by his faithful service that the vacancy will be
keenly felt. His passing was very sudden. The Sunday preceding
he filled his place as S. S. teacher and during the afternoon
he enjoyed himself with friends with singing and visiting. Three
days later he was no longer with us. Sunday night he complained
of sore throat. Monday morning he was struck with car trouble
which led to his death. We will greatly miss our loving father
who did all he could to make life pleasant and lead us closer
to our Master. Funeral services were held at the West Liberty
Mennonite Church, Feb. 16, 1936, conducted at the home by M. M.
Troyer; at the church by J. S. Hartzler, H. A. Diener and M. A.
Yoder. Text, Psa. 116:15.
"Rest on dear father, thy labor is o'er
Your willing hands will toil no more.
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like thee we'll find."
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta
Ryman.-Godfrey Ryman was born Dec. 10, 1860; died at his home west of Mt. Jackson, Va., Nov. 5, 1935; aged 74 y. 10 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Mary C. Helterman on Jan. 21, 1883. To this union 6 children were born, two of whom have preceded him in death. He leaves his wife and four children. He united with the Mennonite Church on Sept. 9, 1935. Though his service in the Church was of short duration, we believe he has gone home to be with his Savior. Services were in charge of Bro. Lewis Shank, assisted by Timothy Showalter and S. A. Shank.
Swope.-Evelyn Catherine, daughter of Ralph and Mary
Swope, Onego, W. Va.; died Feb. 28, 1936; aged 1 m. 7 d. She leaves
father, mother, grandparents, and many other relatives. Her death
was a shock to all, but we know she is well taken care of and
does not have to suffer or be afflicted any more. She endured
much suffering during her short stay here. Funeral services were
held at the Brushy Run Mennonite Church in charge of J. E. Suter.
Interment in the cemetery near by.
"There was an angel band in heaven
That was not quite complete;
So God called our precious darling
To fill a vacant seat."
Abkemeier.-Gosman Matthew Abkemeier was born in Germany Jan. 25, 1856; died at his home in West Overton near Scottdale, Pa., Feb. 25, 1936; aged 80 y. 1 m. He is survived by his wife (Anna) and the following children: Joseph, Mrs. Minnie Thomas, Mrs. Elizabeth Olin, Mrs. Della Hall, Mrs. Florence Leonard; also a grandson (Roy Thomas) and 17 other grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. He had formerly been a member of the Catholic Church, but a few years ago he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the time of his death, manifesting a deep interest in the work of the Lord. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his son-in-law, Clyde Thomas, and at Mt. Olive Church a few miles southeast of Scottdale, conducted by J. A. Brilhart, J. L. Horst, and Daniel Kauffman. Text, Num. 23 :10. Burial in Mt. Olive cemetery.
Mast.-Sarah, daughter of the late Levi and Christina (Zook), Mast, Morgantown, Pa., was born Oct. 27, 1858; died Feb. 20, 1936; aged 77 y. 3 m. 24 d. She is survived by one nephew (Samuel K. Mast, Morgantown). Her only brother (Daniel Z. Mast) preceded her in death Nov. 30, 1904. His wife (Lizzie Hertzler Mast) followed Dec. 30, 1904; also two daughters (Sadie and Annie) all of typhoid fever. Funeral services were conducted in the Conestoga A. M. church near Morgantown, Pa. Preaching by C. J. Kurtz and J. S. Mast, with burial in Pine Grove cemetery. She was a faithful member of the Conestoga A. M. Church from her youth. She was a friend to all she met and dear to her many friends. Children enjoyed to visit her and it was her great pleasure to give gifts. Her many friends will sadly miss her with her hospitality and generosity, but have resigned her to be with her Saviour and God, Who loveth and rewardeth the cheerful giver.
Strickler-Anna Martha, daughter of Amos R. and Annie
(Gamber) Strickler, died Feb. 6, 1930; aged 9 y 1 m. 25 d. She
took sick Jan. 17 and on Jan. 28 it had developed into typhoid
fever. God in His wisdom wanted her to come to His beautiful,
prepared home. That is a comforting thought that all who are faithful
have the promise of meeting her again. She is survived by her
bereaved parents and brothers and sisters (Oscar, Mabel, wife
of Mylin Haverstick, West Willow; Edna, John, Elizabeth, wife
of Isaac Eshbach, Willow Street; James, Norman and William). Funeral
services were held at the home by Amos Hess and at Mount Joy Mennonite
Church by Henry Garber. Text, I Pet. 1 :24, 25. Interment in Kraybills
"Dear Anna Martha. we wish you were here;
Rut where you may be
God knows that you are more alive than we;
Nobody speaks of you without a smile,
It was such joy to have you here awhile."
Petersheim-Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan and Katie
King, was born March 27, 1858; died Oct. 22, 1935 at her daughter's
home, Elverson, Pa.; aged 77 y. 6 m. 25 d. She was married to
John M. Petersheim Dec. 19, 1878. To this union were born 3 sons
and 1 daughter (Ira, who preceded her, Mrs. Aaron E. Mast, Jonathan,
and Samuel, all of Elverson, Pa.), also 1 foster daughter (Bessie
Mitchell of Brooklyn, N. Y.). She leaves her husband, 3 children,
27 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Amos
K. Stoltzfus of Bird-in-Hand, Mrs. Rebecca Hertzler of Gap), and
1 brother (Isaac of Atglen). Services were held at the Conestoga
A. M. Church near Morgantown by John A. Kennel of Parkesburg and
John S. Mast of Elverson. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Gone to the light that shines so fair,
Gone from the earth of sorrow and care,
Resting those hands that did their best;
Gone, dear grandmother, gone to rest."
By a granddaughter.
Sharer-Mary Jane, daughter of Emanuel and Barbara (Blough) Weaver, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 1, 1856; died Feb. 21, 1936, at her home in Sheridan, Oreg., after an illness of five years; aged 79 y. 2 m. 20 d. On Nov. 1, 1882, she was united in marriage to Henry Harrison Sharer who preceded her in death by 18 years. To this union were born 5 children. One son preceded her. Those surviving are Milo, Portland, Oreg.; Clarence, Wheatland, Wyo.; Mrs Susie Fuller, Sheridan, Oreg.; Mrs. Martha Crosby, Divide, Wyo. She is also survived by 1 stepson (Ambrose, Dinuba, Calif.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Alamanda Pletcher, Mrs. Delilah Sharer, Mrs. Barbara Sharer who cared for her the last years). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for the last 21 years. She bore her illness very patiently and always had a smile for all who called. Although not able to speak, that smile spoke much. Funeral services were held at Sheridan Mennonite Church in charge of Amos H. Kilmer and Daniel F. Shank. Text, Job 19 :25, 26. Interment in the Harmony cemetery.
Carpenter-Amos W. Carpenter was born at Maugansville,
Md., Aug. 25, 1891; died at his home near Hagerstown, Md., Feb.
14, 1936; aged 44 y. 5 m. 19 d. He suffered with diabetes for
4 years. He was a skilled mechanic and worked at his trade until
10 days before his death, only being bedfast 5 days. He leaves
his companion, Jennie (Klinefelter) Carpenter, and the following
children: Louise, Lawrence R., and Robert Lee, all at home. Sisters:
Mrs. Joseph Martin, Mason & Dixon, Pa.; Mrs. Christ Shank,
Leitersburg, Md.; Mrs. Clarence Shank, Marion, Pa.; half-brothers:
Sam Carpenter near Hagerstown, Md.; Henry Carpenter, State Line,
Pa. Funeral services were conducted at Reiff's Mennonite Church
by H. A. Fesperman minister of Christ's Reformed church (of which
he was a member). Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"He's through with all his suffering
To him there is no pain
He left his earthly troubles
For the heavenly crown to gain."
By a Sister.
Short.-Marvin Joseph, son of Dennis and Louella (Baer) Short, was born Nov. 27, 1929. After four days of intense suffering following an operation for acute appendicitis, he departed this life at Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, Feb. 6, 1936; aged 6 y. 2 m. 10 d. It was the Savior who reached down and took little Marvin to heaven where pain and sorrow are unknown. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers (Emerson I)., Herman J., Edward A.), 1 sister (Loueen Kathryn), 3 grandparents (Aaron Short and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. N. Baer) 3 great-grandparents, besides many other relatives and friends. One brother (Alvin D.) preceded him in death. Although his willing helpfulness will be missed in the home and his cheery presence in the wide circle of relatives and friends whose love he won by his sunny disposition, we submit to the will of the Father, who deals only in love with His children. Funeral services were conducted on Feb. 10 by Bro. Henry Wyse at the home and Bro. E. B. Frey at the church, assisted by Bro. S. D. Grieser. Text, Mark 7:37.
Greaser-Lydia, daughter of Christian and Lydia (Lantz) Greaser, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Mar. 8, 1856; died at the home of Martin Bird near Fredericksburg, Ohio, Feb. 24, 1936; aged 79 y. 11 m. 16 d. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, 2 brothers (John and Peter), 3 sisters (Mary Ann, wife of Jonathan Hostetler; Elizabeth; Mandilla, wife of David Kauffman). She is survived by 2 brothers (Simon and Amos of Weilersville, O.), ? nephews, 4 nieces, and many other relatives, and friends. She accepted Christ as her personal Savior in early life and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. She was sincere, true, devoted, possessing that spirit of meekness and humility, and in her gentle and quiet way lived a beautiful Christian life. She was an invalid for nearly five years and was confined to her bed about four years. She bore her suffering and affliction with patience, looking forward with pleasure when she would be delivered from her earthly home and enjoy that eternal rest and peace in the heavenly mansions prepared for all the redeemed. Services were conducted by Brethren C. Z. Yoder and J. S. Gerig. Text, Rom. 5 :18. Interment in the Oak Grove cemetery.
Foreman-Sarah A., daughter of Levi and Nancy Mishler, was horn near New Paris, Ind., April 25, 1864; died at the home of her daughter, Rosa Browning, in Farber, Mo., Feb. 21, 1936; aged 71 y. 9 m. 26 d. About 1872 she with her parents and other members of the family moved to Shelby Co., Mo., where she resided the greater part of her life. In June, 1885, she was married to William F. Foreman, who with her confessed Christ and united with the Mennonite Church the same year. She remained faithful to the Church to the end. Bro. Foreman preceded her in death nearly 16 years. She was preceded in death by 1 son and 1 daughter. She is survived by 7 children (Mrs. Anna Green, Johnstown, O.; Mrs. Nancy Smith, St. Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Rosa Browning, Farber, Mo.; Lee, Miami, Flo.; Mrs. Laura Partridge, Coral Gables, Fla.; Mrs. Bessie Miller, Rush Hill, Mo.; Wilbur, Brookfield, Ill.), 21 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Benjamin, Solomon, Lou, Joseph), 2 sisters (Mrs. Jane Brubaker, Mrs. Susie Kunkle), also many other relatives and friends. She was a loving mother, a kind and helpful neighbor, and a faithful and consistent member of the Mennonite Church near Cherry Box, Mo. She is sadly missed, but our loss is her eternal gain, for we are confident that the Master has called her home.
Culp-Mattie W., daughter of Christian and Mary (Weaver) Burkhart, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Mar. 4, 1859; died at her home in Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 23, 1936; aged 76 y. 11 m. 19 d. When a young woman the family moved from Pa. to Elkhart Co., Ind. where she has since resided. On April 12, 1896 she was united in marriage to David S. Culp who survives. She is also survived by 2 stepsons (Harvey J. and David A. of Elkhart), 2 stepdaughters (Mrs. Aaron Wise and Mrs. Calvin Davidhizar of New Paris, Ind.), 18 step grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Noah Snyder of Brutus, Mich.), 3 brothers (Jacob of Ft. Garland, Colo.; Samuel of Cando, N. Dak. Christian of Boise, Ida.), 20 nieces and nephews, and many other relatives and friends. Though bedfast just a few weeks, she was afflicted for a number of years and the last year suffered much. But she endured it patiently, anxiously waiting the time when she would be delivered from her distress. For many years she was a member of the Mennonite Church, worshipping with the Holdeman congregation the past 25 years. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Silas Weldy and at the Yellow Creek Church by the Brethren David A. Yoder and Jacob K. Bixler. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Shultz.-Ida E., wife of Harry B. Shultz, was horn April
18, 1880; died Feb. 14, 1936, at her home near Strasburg, Pa.;
aged 55 y. 9 m. 26 d. Besides her husband she is survived by a
son (Roy R. at home), and a daughter (Verna R., wife of Torrey
B. Hershey, Strasburg). An infant daughter preceded her in death.
Four grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters also
survive: Jacob K. and John Ranck, Mrs. Annie Kreider, all of Strasburg;
Amos, New Jersey; Mrs. Tobias Kreider, Soudersburg; Mrs. Susan
Brackbill, Leamon Place; Mrs. Isaac Barge, Paradise Township;
Esther, Orrville. She was a faithful member of the Strasburg Mennonite
Church for many years. Mother suffered with a stroke nearly two
years ago, leaving her paralyzed on one side. Her immediate death
was due to heart trouble. She will be sadly missed in the home,
but we believe our loss is her gain. Funeral services were held
Feb. 17 by Bro. C. M. Brubaker at the home and Bro. J. T. Harnish
at the Strasburg Church. Text, Phil. 3:20, 21. Interment in the
"'Tis hard to part with mother dear,
No more to see her here;
But yet were glad if God saw best
To end her troubles and give her rest,
In heaven to reign with angels fair;
May our name too be written there,
Then we again may each other meet
And walk with her the golden street."
Mullett.- John O.. oldest son of Jonas and Sarah Mullett, was born in Marshall Co., Ind., Dec. 17, 1878; died Feb. 27, 1936; aged 57 y. 2 mu. 10 d. John lived all his life in and about Nappanee and Wakarusa, Ind. The early part of his life was spent in Marshall Co., a few miles West of Nappanee and in the spring of 1917 he moved to Elkhart Co., near Wakarusa, where he passed away. On Oct. 18, 1903, he was united in marriage to Emma Saloma Weldy of Wakarusa. To this union were born four daughters and three sons. Two of the children (Lulu and Herman) preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife and the following children: Mrs. George Davidhizar, Wakarusa; Mrs. Valentine Gerber and Mrs. Levi Miller, Ligonier, lad.; Marvin and John Jr. at home; also by his mother (Mrs. Sarah Mullett Yoder), three brothers, (Ezra, Levi, and Martin), and one sister (Mrs. Clarence Holaway), all of Nappanee, Ind. There are also eight grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Holdeman Mennonite Congregation near Wakarusa. Funeral services were conducted March 1 at the home and South Union Church, northwest of Nappanee by Brethren S. L. Weldy, Homer F. North, and Jacob K. Bixler. Text Phil. 1 :20, 21. Interment in the South Union Cemetery. The large concourse of people assembled indicated that the deceased had a large circle of friends.
Greider-Mary, daughter of Christian and Barbara Augsburger,
was born July 5, 1864, in Adams Co., Ind.; died at her home near
Elida, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1936; aged 71 y. 7 m. 13 d. She was married
to Jacob E. Greider Dec. 25, 1894. To this union were born 3 children
(Clarence who died at the age of 6 days, Mrs. Barbara Diller with
whom she was staying, and Selena Headings of Bellefontaine, Ohio).
Two foster children were also brought up in this home (Clarence
Augsburger of Elida. Ohio. and Salome Jeaneret of Wayne Co., Ohio).
She leaves her loving husband, 8 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs.
J. W. Hale of Dayton, O.), and 6 brothers (Daniel of Dayton; Moses
and John C. of Berne, Ind.; Jacob D. of Geneva, Ind.; David C.
and Amos of Elida, Ohio). Father, mother, 3 brothers, and 5 sisters
preceded her to the home beyond. In 1887 she was baptized and
taken into the Mennonite Church by John M. Greider of Osborne,
Ohio. She was true and faithful member until death. She was a
kind and loving wife and mother, always willing to help the poor
and needy. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at the Salem congregation
in charge of Elam Horst, Gabe Brunk, Otho Shenk, Ben B. King.
Burial in a near by cemetery.
"God in His wisdom has recalled
The boon His love had given;
And though the body moulders here,
The soul is safe in heaven."
Martin-Samuel Martin was born at Spring Garden, Pa.,
Jan. 29, 1855; died at his home in Leola, Pa., Feb. 27, 1936;
aged 81 y. 28 d. He was united in marriage to Amanda Landis. To
this union were born 16 children. Five died in infancy and Anna
and Emma died in 1918. His wife preceded him in death Aug. 30,
1931. He is survived by 3 sons (Abraham L., Intercourse; Samuel
L. and Joseph L. of Spring Garden), 6 daughters (Mrs. Martin M.
Weaver, New Holland; Mrs. Emanuel Martin, Brownstown; Mrs. Joseph
H. Nolt, Bareville; Mrs. Daniel Martin, Farmersville; Mrs. Harry
Felpel, Stumptown; Ada, wife of Jacob Zimmerman of Leola where
he had his home), 60 grandchildren and 66 great-grandchildren.
He was a farmer nearly all his life. He was a member of the Pequea
Mennonite Church for many years where his seat was seldom vacant.
He never complained and enjoyed good health until last Christmas,
when he was confined to his home a few days when he suffered a
slight heart attack. On the morning of Feb. 27 he suffered another
heart attack and died in a few hours. Funeral services were held
March 2 at the home by Frank Hurst and at Hershey Mennonite Church
by the Brethren Martin Hershey and Hershey Sensenig. Text, Rev.
14 :13. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Father, now your place is empty,
And your face we see no more;
But we hope again to meet you
Over on the other shore."
Moyers-Benjamin F., son of Jesse and Delilah Moyers,
was born Aug. 13, 1875 at Bergton, Va.; died at Broadway, Va.,
Dec. 2, 1935; aged 60 y. 3 m. 19 d. He was united in marriage
to Ida B. Fawley; Fulks Run, Va., on April 7, 1901. They lived
near Bergton, Va., where he was employed as school teacher for
eighteenyears. He moved to Broadway with his family in 1916, when
he was appointed commissioner of the revenue, and continued that
occupation in connection with farming until death. He was also
partner in the Broadway Motor Company until 1934, and a member
of the local school board. He was active in Sunday school work
and taught the Bible class for years. He united with the Mennonite
Church in his early manhood and remained faithful until death.
One son (Ernest) preceded him in death. He is survived by his
widow and six children (Herbert B. and Irvin C., New Market, Va.;
James W., Port Republic, Va.; Preston E., Frank, and Virginia
B. at home). He also leaves four grandchildren (Carroll B., Joan,
Donald, and Robert Moyers, New Market, Va.) and one brother (Jesse
W. Moyers, Bergton, Va.). He fell from a wagon Nov. 6, and was
removed to the Rockingham Memorial Hospital for an operation which
seemed to be satisfactory, as no damage could be located except
an inflamed appendix which was removed. Two weeks later he was
brought home apparently on the road to recovery, when a blood
clot formed in his leg. This, however, did not cause much alarm,
for he was feeling well and thinking that he was about able to
get up. He ate a hearty dinner and while transacting some business
with Bro. Perry E. Shank a few hours later the end came very suddenly,
when a blood clot found its way to the heart and stopped circulation.
Funeral services were conducted at the Zion Mennonite Church by
Bro. John H. Mumaw with Brethren Perry E. Shank and John L. Stauffer
assisting. Text, Heb. 9 :27. Interment in Zion Cemetery.
"Dearest loved one, thou hast left us,
Here our loss we deeply feel;
But 'twas God who bath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows lineal."
Miller.-On Jan. 29, the angel with the finger of death touched the home of Bro. Jeremiah Miller near Greenwood, Del., and in an unexpected moment removed to the Great Beyond the spirit of Nancy, his beloved wife, a faithful mother and devoted sister. It was a severe shock to the whole community, as she was in her usual health. At four o'clock in the afternoon she went to feed her chickens. Upon returning she complained of not feeling well and in a short time the spirit took its flight. Although grieved deeply over the death of our departed sister, we do not mourn as do the hopeless. She was born Nov. 21, 1883, near Belleville, Pa., a daughter of Joseph Y. and Lizzie (Yoder) Kurtz. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. On May 11, 1904, she was married to Jeremiah Miller. To this union were born 7 sons and 8 daughters, of whom 4 sons preceded her in death. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 3 sons (Roy, Manford, and Valentine), 8 daughters (Martha, wife of John Embleton, near Greenwood; Cora, wife of Isaac Riehl of Honey Brook, Pa.; Dema, wife of Clayton Wisseman of Greenwood; Esther, Nancy, Bertha, Lydia and Elsie at home), 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Henry of Middlefield. O., and Enos of Belleville, Pa.) ; a stepmother, 2 half-sisters (Cora and Mrs. Hannah Peachy of Belleville). Funeral services were held Feb. 2 from the A. M. Church. Texts, Prov. 31; Job 14; Prov. 27 :1; Psa. 116:15. Age, 52 y. 2 m. 8 d. Interment in the Church cemetery. On Jan. 22 Bro. Jeremiah in company with three children, left for Stark Co., Ohio, being called to the 'bedside of his aged mother who was seriously ill, and who also died on the 29th a few hours before his wife at home. Upon receiving the sad news from home, immediate arrangements were made and by midnight the party left for home. We extend our heartfelt sympathy for the bereaved family. Our departed sister was a faithful worker in the Sunday school and Church, always interested in the spiritual welfare of her family. She will he greatly missed in the home, church, and neighborhood.
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Shantz.-Lucina, daughter of Aaron Shantz, was born July 6, 1876; died Feb. 24, 1936; aged 59 y. 7 m. 18 d. She leaves her aged parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. She was converted in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church. She lived a faithful and loyal Christian life. Funeral services were held at the Waterloo, Ont., Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. J. B. Martin, assisted by Bro. N. Hunsberger. Text, Rom. 8:28. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Bumbaugh.-John William Bumbaugh was born Nov. 12, 1862; died at his home near Fayetteville, Pa., March 3, 1936; aged 73 y. 3 m. 21 d. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Elmer Rock and Ralph A.; also a stepdaughter (Mrs. Hermia Edwards) and 1 sister (Mrs. Peter Cump). He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church May 26, 1935, and was nearly a year in the Master's service and eternal ages to wear a crown. Services were conducted in the home of Mrs. Rock (at whose home he died) on March 7 by Harvey B. Shank. Text, Heb. 2:9. Interment in the Mentzer Cemetery in Fayetteville.
Schantz.-Katie G. (nee Gehman), wife of Daniel Schantz, was born June 25, 1876; died March 1, 1936; aged 59 y. 8 m. 6 d. Besides the husband there survive 4 sons, 3 daughters, 1 granddaughter, 2 brothers, and 1 sister. Sister Schantz was a sufferer from diabetes and Bright's disease, and since about Nov. 17, 1935 was practically bedfast. She was very patient and resigned to God's will, even asked her family to ask the Lord to allow her to depart. She is absent from the body, present with the Lord. Services were conducted over her remains on March 7 at the house by E. W. Kulp and at Bally Mennonite church, of which deceased was a member, by Brethren, Amos Kolb and B. W. Kulp
Keyton.-Lydia Ann, daughter of Samuel and the late Emma (Shifflet) Blosser, was born near Dayton, Va., April 19, 1877; died of complications at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Feb. 24, 1936; aged 58 y. 10 in. 5 d. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church, continuing in this faith until death. She was united in marriage to William Keyton, who, with 4 sons and 4 daughters survive. She is also survived by her aged father, 4 sisters, 6 brothers, 2 step-sons, 3 step-daughters and 15 grandchildren. Funeral services were held from Weaver's Church, in charge of Brethren, S. H. Rhodes and J. L. Stauffer. Text, "The Master is come and calleth for thee." Her remains were laid away in the cemetery near by.
Smith.-William Edward, infant son of Seymour and Nettie
(Whetzel) Smith, died March 4, 1936; aged 1 y. 1 m. 3 d. He is
survived by his parents, 3 brothers (Woodroe, Ward, and Ernest),
2 sisters (Mrs. Leoda Lantz and Beulah, both of Criders, Va.).
Three sisters and a brother preceded him in death. His death was
due to whooping cough and pneumonia. He will be greatly missed
in the home, but the Lord saw fit to take him home. "The
Lord gave, and the Lord bath taken away; blessed be the name of
"A sweet little flower, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took away;
Not from our hearts, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angels in heaven above."
By the family.
Weaver.-Annie, daughter of the late Peter Weaver, was
born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 25, 1859; died at the home of
her nephew (Reuben Kreider) near Morgantown, Pa., Feb. 18, 1936;
aged 76 y. 2 m. 24 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church
for many years; also a dear and loving aunt to her many nieces
and nephews who are left to mourn their loss. Funeral services
were held Feb. 23, conducted at the home by Bro. George Good and
at the Goodville Mennonite Church by Bros. Frank Martin and George
Good. The bereaved family selected for a text Phil. 1 :21-"For
me to live is Christ, and to die is gain." Interment in the
"Deep in our heart lies a picture
Of a loved one gone to rest;
In memory's frame we will keep it,
For she was one of the best."
Nissley.-Levi W., son of the late Henry and Jane (Wolgemuth)
Nissley was horn near Elizabethtown, Pa., March 7, 1847; died
of complications at the home of his son Israel near Manheim, Pa.,
Feb. 1936; aged 88 y. 10 m. 28 d. He was first married to Annie
Good Sept. 29, 1870. She died Aug. 13, 1881. To this union were
born 4 children (Israel G., Amanda, wife of Benjamin O. Shelly,
who died April 13, 1895, Henry O. near Manheim, and Jennie, wife
of Hiram Frederick, Lancaster). He was again married to Katie
Bradley April 20, 1884, who survives. To this union was born 1
daughter (Hettie, wife of Peter Nauman near Manheim). He also
leaves 6 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Amos
W. near Manheim). He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral
services were held Feb. 8, at the home of his son, with further
services at Erisman's Church conducted by Abram Risser, Martin
Metzler, and Joseph Boll. Text, Psa. 71:9. Burial in near-by cemetery.
"Children dear, weep not for me,
As I am now, so you must be,
As you are now, so once was I,
Remember you must also die."
Kauffman.-Rebecca, daughter of Benjamin and Magdalene
(Hagey) Bontrager, was born in Lagrange Co. Ind., Oct. 8, 1872;
died at her home near Middlebury, Ind., Jan. 1, 1936; aged 63
y. 2 m. 23 d. In November, 1927, she was married to Samuel D.
Kauffman, whom she leaves to mourn her loss with 4 step-children,
(Aden, Ira, Magdalena, and Alice), 2 brothers (Jacob, Elkhart,
Ind., and Menno, Kalona, Ia.), 2 sisters (Katie, wife of D. T.
Eash, Anna, wife of T. T. Eash), and 1 brother (Samuel). One sister
(Fannie-first wife of Bro. Kauffman) preceded her in death. She
united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and lived
a faithful and conscientious life. Although she had been ailing
for a long time, her last sickness, which was Angina Pectoris,
lasted only two weeks, from which she suffered greatly at times.
But we believe she was resigned to God's will. She was a lover
of song, singing on her sick-bed. Funeral services were held at
her late home by Bishops Samuel Hochstetler and Nathanael Miller,
from, John 14 and II Cor. 5.
"Dearest aunt, thou hast left us
Here thy loss we deeply feel.
But 'tis God that hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Rhodes.-Gabriel D., son of the late Henry and Elizabeth
(Heatwole) Rhodes, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., May 27, 1846;
died Feb. 18, 1936, near the Bank Church, Va.; aged 89 y. 8 m.
21 d. He was united in marriage to Rebecca V. Simmers of Hinton,
Va., on April 7, 1872. To this union were born 2 children (John
A. Rhodes and Mrs. Dora Frances Swartz) who survive. He is also
survived by 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His wife
preceded him 5 y. 6 m. 20 d., also 1 infant great-grandson passed
on to join the grandparents that have passed away. He also leaves
2 brothers (O. A. Rhodes and N. A. Rhodes). Funeral services were
held at the Bank Church Feb. 20. He was a member of the Mennonite
Church since manhood and held fast to that faith till death. He
was always interested in the Church and his seat was seldom vacant
when health permitted. He was chorister for many years and also
a trustee at the Bank Church. He was failing for some time and
the last five weeks he failed fast with old age and creeping paralysis,
and peacefully passed away. He chose his text from the 91st Psalm,
the last verse. Services at the Bank Church by S. H. Rhodes and
Paul Good. Burial in adjoining 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."
Driver.-Rhodes Homer, son of Lewis and Ida (Rhodes)
Driver, was born in Morgan Co., Mo., Aug. 5, 1890; died of pernicious
anemia at Rockingham Memorial Hospital, Harrisonburg, Va., Feb.
24, 1936; aged 45 y. 6 m. 19 d. Two years ago he had pneumonia,
from which he never regained his normal strength. He had been
going to the Doctor for some time, but his condition did not become
critical until two months before his death. The last seven weeks
of his life were spent in the hospital. He bore his affliction
with patience and cheerfulness. At the age of six years he moved
with his parents to Virginia where he has since made his home.
He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood in which
faith he died. On February 25, 1915, he was united in marriage
to Annie May Weaver. To this union were born 1 son and 5 daughters,
all of whom, with his companion survive. He is also survived by
his aged parents and 1 brother. Father was the first one to break
the family circle here, may it be unbroken over there. Funeral
services were held from Weaver's Church, conducted by Brethren
S. H. Rhodes, and J. H. Driver of Augusta Co., Va. The body was
laid to rest in the near by cemetery.
"'Let hope's bright beams dispel the gloom,
That fills your throbbing breast;
' Twas Jesus kindly bade him come,
And called him to his rest.
Although we cannot understand,
God knows just what is best."
Miller.--Amelia (Gingerich) Miller was born in Washington
Co., Iowa, Aug. 24, 1851; and died at her home in Kalona, Iowa,
Feb. 20, 1936; aged 84 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Jan. 14, 1886 she was
united in marriage to Joseph J. H. Miller who preceded her in
death May 1, 1925. To this union were born 5 children: Milo J.,
Barbara (Mrs. Lewis Bender) of Kalona, Iowa; Julia (Mrs. Emery
Kauffman) of Iowa City; Jacob, who died in 1918, and a son who
died in infancy; also 11 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.
A sister, Mrs. Barbara Slabaugh of Kalona, is the only surviving
one of a family of 13 children of which Mrs. Miller was the 7th
child. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church early in youth
and in this faith she remained loyal to the end, which came peacefully
though suddenly. In November, 1927, she suffered a stroke and
since that time she had been a partial invalid. During the years
of her confinement she was always a true example of cheerfulness
and an inspiration to her many friends who visited her in her
home these last years. Funeral services were held Feb. 22 at the
East Union Church by A. S. Miller (Psa. 139), sermon by Bro. E.
G. Swartzendruber in German (Texts, Psa. 32 :1, 2; II Kgs. 4:26),
and by Bro. D. J. Fisher in English (Text, I Cor. 15:54).
"Our mother's place is vacant,
And our hearts are sad tonight,
But her trials here are ended
She has entered the portals of light."
Kennel.-John A. Kennel was born in Wellesley, Out.,
Aug. 3, 1856; died at his home near Goehner, Neb., March 5, 1936;
aged 79 y. 7 m. 2 d. On Feb. 3, 1878, he was united in marriage
to Elizabeth Schrag, who preceded him in death 14 years. To this
union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. In 1878 be moved with
his companion near Garland, Neb., and 3 years later he moved to
the present location, where he lived till his death. He leaves
his 5 children (Chris of Beaver Crossing, Lavina Whitaker of Hutchinson,
Kans., Saul of York, Neb., Eli of Beaver Crossing, and Nancy Whitaker
of Albany, Oreg.), 2 brothers (Chris Kennel of Millbank, Ont.,
and Joe Kennel of Wellesley, Oat.), 3 sisters (Barbara Bast of
Wellesley, Oat., Susan Yousey and Magdalena Lehman of Croghan,
N. Y.). He also leaves 27 grandchildren, 1 preceded him in death,
5 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.
In his youth he accepted Christ, and united with the Mennonite
Church in which faith he died. His death came from a stroke which
he received on Monday, March 2.
"Rest on, dear father, thy labor is o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like thee we'll find."
Funeral services were held at the West Fairview Church March 8, conducted by Ezra Roth, Wm. R. Eicher, and Jos. E. Zimmerman. Text, Jno. 14 :1-3. Interment in West Fairview Cemetery.
By the family.
Loucks.-John Henry, son of William and Martha (Rheinbold) Loucks, was born April 11, 1857, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at the Goessel Hospital Feb. 22, 1936; aged 78 y. 10 in. 11 d. He died following an illness of a complication of diseases, the immediate cause of his death being internal hemorrhages. He had not been well for years, and we will miss the many small things he continually did for us during that time. In 1879 be was united in marriage to Susan Smith. They came to Kansas the first year of their married life, the Loucks homestead being their home for over 50 years. Seven children came to brighten their home. Two daughters died in infancy and 1 son passed away at the age of 18 years. Those surviving are 4 children (Joseph of Canton, Kans.; Nora Selzer of Protection, Kans.; Anna Wenger and Martha Bitikofer of Canton, Kans.), 35 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 5 sisters, 1 brother, 2 uncles (Jonas Loucks and Peter Loucks), and many other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Spring Valley Mennonite Church for about 50 years. His seat was never vacant when he was able to go. He will be greatly missed in the home and church. The last few days of his suffering he spoke of going home, especially the last day. We are glad we need not mourn as those who have no hope, for we are confident that he has gone home to eternal rest. Funeral services on Feb. 26th were conducted at the home by Bro. Edward Selzer and at Spring Valley Church by J. S. Hartzler, assisted by Charles Deiner. Text, Psa. 17 :15.
Litwiller.-Della Sutter Litwiller was born April 16,
1904; died March 3, 1936; aged 31 y. 10 m. 17 d. She leaves a
sadly bereaved husband (William Litwiller), 6 children (Doris,
Esther, Betty, Fae, Edith, and Kenneth), her father and mother
(Mr. and Mrs. Chris S. Sutter), the husband's mother and step-father
(Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Egli), 2 brothers (Lawrence W. and Clayton
Sutter), 6 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Litwiller, Mrs. Carrie Ebersole,
Bessie, Mrs. Lydia Gut, Minnie, and Mary Sutter). An infant sister
(Maria) preceded her in death. She also leaves a grandmother (Mrs.
Fannie Sutter of Hopedale, Ill.), a grandfather (Samuel B. Miller),
and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews, also the husband's
3 brothers (Joseph, Roy, and Emery) and 1 sister (Alma Litwiller),
all of Hopedale, Ill. We cannot express in words her faithfulness
as a wife, as a very sweet and dear mother, and as a most loving
companion. At all times she graciously ministered to the needs
of her family. She confessed her Savior in her youth and united
with the Mennonite Church at Hopedale. She was united in marriage
to William Litwiller Feb. 15, 1925. She transferred her church
membership two years later to the Kouts congregation. Funeral
services were conducted by Dean Birky (Text, Isa. 38:1) assisted
by J. Z. Birky.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is still,
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
Heatwole.-Perry X., son of the late Pre. Daniel and Elizabeth (Grove) Heatwole, was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., July 21, 1850; died Feb. 2, 1936, at the home of his son William of near Harrisonburg, Va.; aged 85 y. 6 in. 12 d. He spent practically his entire life in Rockingham Co. He was engaged in farming until the age of 50, when he retired to make his home in Dayton until the death of his second wife. He was a member of the Mennonite church from youth. Blessed with good health during his long life, he was able to attend church services until several mouths before his death. During his affliction he was always patient, never complaining, and most appreciative of the least of comforts shown him. One day, several weeks before his passing, he raised his hand and looking upward exclaimed, "I thought I was going, and going way up there where we'll all be well and never get sick any more." On May 31, 1877, he was united in marriage with Susan V. Showalter. To this union were born 2 sons (Walter D. and William M.) and 1 daughter (Lena May, who died at the age of four). Four years after the death of his first wife, on Dec. 25, 1912, he married Mary V. (Aunt Polly) Shank, who died in 1925. He was the oldest of a family of 10 children and only 1 brother (D. Grove), of near Dayton, survives. Besides his 2 sons and 1 brother he leaves 6 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 4 at Weavers Church, by Bro. S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. M. J. Miller. Interment in the near-by cemetery.
Weaver.-David B., youngest son of David B. and Margaret
(Eby) Weaver, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 8, 1864; died
in Waynesboro, Va., Feb. 4, 1936; aged 71 y. 3 m. 27 d. In 1877,
at the age of 13, he with his parents and other members of the
family moved from Lancaster Co., Pa., to a farm five miles south
of Waynesboro, where he resided quite a while. He was united in
marriage to Amanda Hershey of Lancaster Co., Pa., in 1885. They
had the pleasure of living happily together a little over 50 years.
To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters. One daughter preceded
him. This and 1 grandchild were the only deaths in the immediate
family in the 50 years. The widow, 7 children, 34 grandchildren,
and 1 great-grandchild with many relatives and friends mourn their
loss which is his gain. He is much missed, as he was a regular
attendant at all church services and was willing to do his part
in whatever was assigned him. Since leaving the farm they have
lived in Waynesboro. He with his companion soon after marriage
united with the Mennonite Church (Springdale Cong.) and the children
were brought up in the same faith. All accepted the same but two
who belong to other denominations. One son is a minister and two
are deacons. The funeral services were held on the 7th, services
at the house by Bro. B. C. Shank and at the Springdale Church
by the Brethren A. H. Showalter, J. R. Driver, and E. F. Heatwole.
The funeral was well attended, considering the road conditions
on account of snow. Text, Matt. 25 :21. The following stanza was
selected by the widow:
"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."
Kauffman.-Cora A., daughter of Amos L. and Ella B. Kauffman, was born Sept. 8, 1905; died Jan. 15, 1936, in the Berks County Sanatorium. She is survived by her father, stepmother, 2 brothers, and 1 half-brother. Her mother, 2 sisters, 1 half-sister and 1 half-brother preceded her to the spirit world. Cora attended the Eastern Mennonite School for a number of years, graduating from High School in 1930, and in 1932 from the Advanced Bible Course. She was a good student; intelligent, and diligent in all her duties, and was recognized as a girl who walked close to the Lord. She was a constant example of what the Lord Jesus can do with a life that is fully yielded to Him. She loved the out-of-doors, the birds and stars; and being talented with originality and poetic ability, she wrote many poems expressing her love of God's great creation. Cora was always busy at something and what she did was backed with an enthusiasm and determination we shall never forget, especially in work for the Lord. We shall remember the happy ring of her letters, the Christian encouragement she gave, and the spirit of resignation in every trial. During her sickness she manifested a cheerful disposition throughout, and let her light shine in a wonderful way. We surrender to His will, as she did, realizing that His will was done. If Cora could have chosen her own life, certainly this would not have been her plan; but 'tis far, far better to let Him choose the way that we shall take. She has gone home to God. Funeral services were held at the East Chestnut Street Church, Lancaster, on Saturday, Jan. 18, conducted by Bros. Amos Horst and John H. Mosemann. Memorial services also were held at the Reading Mission on Feb. 2, where she had attended services for a number of years. Two essays were read: one on her school life by a schoolmate and one on her life in Reading by Sister Horst, with a short sermon by Bro. J. W. Hess. Services were also held at the Locust Grove Church near Belleville, where she was buried.
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Ernst-Gamaliel Zimmerman, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Ernst was born in Lancaster Co.. Pa., May 17, 1861: died Feb. 24, 1936 aged 74 y. 9 m. 7 d. In 1884 he moved with his parents to Olathe, Kans., where they lived on a farm. In 1885 he was united in marriage to Sallie N. Gockley, who survives him. He is also survived by 2 sons (Paul S. and Martin O.), 2 grandchildren (Milton E. Ernst and Mildred Tyson), 2 great-grandchildren (Daonne Ernst and Don Tyson), and a brother (E. Z. Ernst, of Los Angeles, Calif.). He united with the Mennonite church at the age of 27 years, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted by J. D. Mininger. assisted by A. W. Wolf. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Schultz-Peter, son of Menno and Elisabeth (Litwiller)
Schultz, was born in Perth Co., Ont., March 20, 1875; died of
pneumonia at his home, Jan. 6, 1936; aged 60 y. 9 m. 16 d. In
his youth he united with the A. M. Church and remained faithful
until death, often expressing his desire to be with Jesus. He
was married to Catherine Baechler July 3, 1906. To this union
were born 6 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded him in infancy.
Those left to mourn his departure are his sorrowing companion
and the following children: Gordon, Clayton, Emma, Mrs. John Poole,
Elroy, Wilfred, Erma; also 2 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Christ
of Poole, John, Enos, Sam), 2 sisters (Mrs. Peter Boshart, Mrs.
Dan Zehr). Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at the Poole A. M.
church, conducted by M. S. Zehr. Text, I Cor. 15:57. Bro. J. R.
Bender assisted. Burial in the Poole Cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, suffering ended,
Now dear father is at rest."
Wenger-Arthur J., son of S. B. and Belle (Gruey) Wenger, was born in Cass Co., Mo., Aug. 29, 1893; died at South English, Iowa, March 3, 1936; aged 42 y. 6 m. 4 d. From early childhood spinal curvature developed and left him a crippled body; and although the best medical assistance seemed of no avail and he was a sufferer almost his entire life, yet his mind was clear and many people enjoyed conversing with him. He had many good friends who sympathized with him because of his condition. He was considerate of others and seldom complained, not wishing to be burdensome to other people. Many lessons could be learned from his forbearance. His last utterance was an appreciation of his father's kindness all through his life. He leaves his aged father, stepmother, 1 sister. (Mrs. Edith Morgan, Rubio, Iowa), 1 brother (Clark of South English), 5 nephews, and 1 niece. His mother and 2 brothers (Emery and Milo) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. P. J. Blosser assisted by ____ Dillon of the Friends Church
Horst.-Tilman, the last one of a family of 7 children
born to David and Magdalena (Martin) Horst, was born in Waterloo
Co., Ont., Dec. 9, 1859; died March 2, 1936; aged 76 y. 2 m. 22
d. He was united in marriage to Hettie Lichty. To this union were
born 2 sons and 3 daughters. His wife answered death's call June
12, 1922. He was a member of the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church and
showed a living testimony of faith in Christ Jesus. Those left
to mourn his departure are his children-Susanna (Mrs. Amos Brubacher),
Lydiann, Levi. John, Hettie (wife of the late Jonas Bauman); also
19 grandchildren and many relatives and friends. He was failing
fast the last few months and on Monday, while walking to the dinner
table, the spirit took its flight. Funeral services were held
March 5, at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church conducted by Urias
Martin and O. D. Snider. Interment in the Conestoga Cemetery.
"Father dear, your wish is granted,
Sorrow, pain, and grief are o'er;
By the grace of God we'll meet you
Over on the peaceful shore."
Steineke.-Alphea, daughter of Timothy and Lovisa (Jenkins) Knight was born in Staunton, Va., Sept. 3, 1859. On Dec. 9, 1874, she was married to Henry Steineke, with whom she shared life's joys and sorrows for over 61 years. She united with the Mennonite Church some forty or more years ago, and remained faithful until her death March 3, 1936; aged 76 y. 6 m. She was the mother of 10 children, of whom 6 survive (Lydia, James of Opeqoun, Va.; George of Huddleston, Va.; Mrs. Bertha Lam, Moores Store, Va.; Mrs. Nannie Spitzer, of Daphna, Va.; and Fred, at home). She also leaves an aged husband. She was a hard-working woman, always willing to lend a helping hand in times of need, and we trust she has gone to a well earned rest. Funeral services were held at the Zion Church near Daphna and the body laid to rest in the cemetery near by. Services in charge of P. E. Shank and Timothy Showalter. Text, chosen by the husband. "To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the tree of life, which is in the midst of the paradise of God" (Rev. 2:7).
Kauffman.--Joseph F. Kauffman was born near Garden City, Mo., Feb. 20, 1890; died Feb. 28, 1936; aged 46 y. 8 d. In early youth he gave his heart to God and united with the Mennonite Church. He was active in Christian service as long as his health permitted. He had not been in good health since he suffered an attack of influenza in 1921: and his health had failed to such an extent during the past few years that he was an invalid. The immediate cause of death was pneumonia. On April 29, 1909, he was united in marriage to Agnes M. Andrews. At the age of nine years he went with his parents to Kenmare, N. Dak. where he grew to manhood. In October, 1919, he and his family removed to La Junta, Colo., settling on a farm in the Holbrook Valley, where they have resided since. He is survived by his widow and nine children (Enos, Jesse, Alvin, Ida Belle, Clarence, Alice, Daniel, Joseph, and Zola Faye). All living in this vicinity. Also the following brothers and sisters: L. C. and W. R. Kauffman of Kenmare, N. D.; Alpha Kauffman of Sheldon, Wis.; Mrs. L. M. Morningstar of Howe, Ind.; and Mrs. A. C. Ogburn of Gettysburg, Pa. Funeral at the East Holbrook Ch., by Allen H. Erb assisted by A. M. Leatherman. Interment in Holbrook Cemetery.
Denlinger-Jacob B., son of John and Mary Denlinger,
was born Oct. 30, 1849; died at his home in Paradise, Pa., of
heart asthma, Feb. 11, 1936; aged 86 y. 3 m. 12 d. He is survived
by his wife (Susanna) and the following children: Henry E. of
Paradise; Elizabeth M. at home; John. M. of Soudersburg; Jacob
P. and Willis B. of Paradise; Tobias S. of Lampeter. One daughter
preceded him in death. He is also survived by 25 grandchildren
and 7 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church
in youth and was a faithful member, being at Church if health
permitted. His favorite hymn which he often sang was "I Need
Thee Every Hour". During his last sickness he talked of dying,
repeating many Bible promises and singing that hymn. He is sadly
missed in the home, yet we will look forward to meeting him in
the glory world. He lived for the good of others. Funeral services
were held Feb. 15 at the Paradise Church by Abram Martin, Martin
Hershey, and Park Book. Text, John 19 :41. Burial in Hershey Cemetery.
"Somewhere beyond the sunset
Where loveliness never dies,
He dwells in a land of glory
'Mid the blue and the gold of the skies.
And we who have known and loved him,
And whose leaving has brought sad tears,
Will cherish his memory always
To brighten the drifting years.
Erb-Elmer Edwan, son of Daniel G. and Elizabeth (Jansi) Erb, was born in Milford, Neb., July 21, 1900. On March 9. 1936, he and his brother-in-law boarded the train at Hot Springs. Ark., for home. He was in great hopes of bringing him home alive, but God saw a better way, for he passed away near Wagoner, Okla.; aged 35 y. 7 m. 17 d. He spent his entire boyhood in Milford. On April 20, 1920. he was united to Mattie Lansdown at Glenwood Springs, Colo. After living there a short time he returned to Milford, Neb. To this union were born 2 daughters. He had been in ill health for a number of years. In 1921 he was taken to Hot Springs, Ark. This seemed the only place of relief for him. For a time he improved slowly. He was a patient sufferer and no matter how dark the way he was always hopeful. It was here that he confessed his faith in Christ and began attending church regularly whenever able. He often wrote to his mother and asked her to pray for him. All this he had been taught from his youth. In his last hours he still held to his faith in Christ as the Savior of mankind. He leaves 2 daughters (Julia Ann and Elmerna who live with their grandparents), his parents, his aged grandmother (Margaret Jansi), 2 brothers (Roy of Iowa, Carl at home), 2 sisters (Margaret Klopfenstein of Milford and Alta Beckman of Seward), and a host of other relatives and friends. One brother (Daniel) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held March 12, at the Milford A. M. Church in charge of the home ministers. Text, II Sam. 14 :14. Interment in the cemetery near by.
Keim-Lillian A., daughter of George W. and Mary F. Gilliland, was born at Hamilton, Ill., Sept. 16, 1871; died of a heart attack at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Maust, near Scottdale, Pa., March 15, 1936; aged 64 y. 5 m. 29 d. Sept. 16, 1888, she was married to Marshall W. Cutrell after which they resided at Davenport, Nebr. Her husband died in 1897. Three children of this marriage survive (Mrs. Henry Hernley, Geo. W. Cutrell, and Mrs. Harry Maust) all of Scottdale. In 1902 she was married to Bishop David Keim of the Springs, Pa., Mennonite Church. Bro. Keim died in July, 1915. To this union was born 1 child (Ivan) who preceded his mother in death just one year ago, and whose widow, Mrs. Mae Keim of Scottdale, survives. Sister Keim is also survived by a sister (Mrs. C. S. Anderson, Davenport, Neb.) 4 brothers (E. C. Gilliland, Sterling, Colo.; F. W. Gilliland, Denver. Colo.; S. S. Gilliland, Denver, Colo.; and C. H. Gilliland, Columbus, Ga.) ; 1 uncle (James Gilliland, Pasadena, Calif.), 5 stepsons (Dennis, Jonas, and Henry Keim, Davenport, Nebr.; Jacob Keim, Addison, Pa.; and Dr. Wm. F. Keim, Newark, N. J.), 20 grandchildren, and numerous step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren. In Nebraska she united with the Church of Christ in 1891. In 1902, when she. came to Pennsylvania, she united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death. During the past eight years she was employed in the Mennonite Publishing House. Funeral services were held March 18 at the home of Bro. and Sister George W. Cutrell and at the Scottdale Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethern J A Brilhart, M. G. Brackbill, J L. Horst. Daniel Kauffman, and A. .J. Metzler. Text, Phil 1 .24 Burial in Alverton Cemetery.
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