Landis.-Hettie, widow of the late Abram M. Landis, was born Sept. 27, 1858; died of pneumonia at the home of her son at Leacock, Pa., Oct. 18, 1936; aged 78 y. 21 d. She is survived by 1 son (John S. Landis) with whom she resided, 1 brother (Samuel Seigrist of Witmer, Pa.). Services were held at the home by Elmer Martin and at the Stumptown Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, by Elmer Martin and David Landis. Text, Psa. 116 :15. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Steider.-Ronald Lee, infant son of Raymond and Ruth
(Oswald) Steider, was born Oct. 15, 1936, near Strang, Neb.; died
of spasms three days later at the same place. He leaves to mourn
his early, departure father, mother, 1 brother (Dean), 2 grandfathers,
2 grandmothers, 2 great-grandfathers, 2 great-grandmothers, and
many other relatives. Funeral services were held Oct. 19 at the
home and the Salem Mennonite Church in charge of the home ministers.
Burial in the cemetery near the church.
"Oh how we loved to care far him
And hold him in our arms;
But Jesus said, "Tis long enough,
He's safer in My arms.'"
Miller.--Arthur Duane, infant son of Dr. and Mrs. E.
J. Miller, was born Sept. 30, 1936, at Harrisonville, Mo.; died
Oct. 19, 1936 at Trinity Lutheran Hospital in Kansas City, Mo.,
of an incurable form of jaundice with heart complications. He
grew steadily weaker until he passed away on the 19th day of his
short life. He leaves his parents, 1 brother (Ellis), 4 grandparents,
and other relatives and friends. Funeral services at the home
of Bro. J. B. Yoder conducted by J. N. Kaufman of Peoria, Ill.,
assisted by I. G. Hartzler. Text, I Cor. 15:26. Interment in Clearfork
"Dear little Arthur, too pure to stay,
Our loving Father has called you away,
Out of this world of sorrow and care,
To wait till we join you over there."
Stewart.-Sarah Book Stewart was born Feb. 9, 1866; died
Oct. 14, 1936; aged 70 y. 8 m. 5 d. She was stricken with pneumonia,
and all that was done for her did not seem to help. She bore her
suffering patiently, and told those who cared for her and visited
her that she would not get well. She knew what it was to suffer
persecution for being a Christian, but said it paid. She was received
into the Mennonite Church at the Rockland Street Mission for the
colored, where she will be greatly missed. She always had a testimony
for her Lord and spent much time in prayer for her race. Funeral
services were conducted at the home of her daughter with whom
she lived, in charge of J. S. Lehman. Text, Psa. 116:15. This
is the second one of our members within the last year who has
been called home.
"Near other loved ones we laid her,
Low in the church yard to lie;
And though our hearts are near broken,
Yet we would not question why."
Zimmerman.-Moses H. Zimmerman was born Aug. 22, 1877;
died at the Reading Homeopathic Hospital April 11, 1936, following
an operation for gall stones; aged 58 y. 7 m. 19 d. He had somewhat
recovered from his operation, but a blood clot going to the heart
caused his death. He leaves his loving companion (Emma B. Hess
Zimmerman), 4 sons (Noah H., Daniel H., Levi H., Moses H.), 3
daughters (Mrs. Sylvester Brubaker, Leah H., and Emma H.). Two
daughters and 2 sons preceded him in death. Funeral services were
held April 14 at the Groffdale Mennonite Church, of which he was
a faithful member, by Menno Zimmerman and Joseph Wenger. The body
was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
"No one heard the footsteps
Of the angel drawing near;
That took from earth to heaven
The one we loved so dear."
Meyer.-Elisabeth (Bretz) Meyer was born on a farm near Bretzville, Ind., Nov. 2, 1856; died at her home in East Lynne, Mo., Oct. 2, 1936; aged 79 y. 11 m. Nov. 20, 1879, she was united in marriage with Gebhardt Henry Meyer of Huntingburg, Ind., who preceded her in death Oct. 19, 1928. To this union 10 children were born, 5 of whom died in infancy. One daughter (Minnie Augusta) died Nov. 6, 1916. Four sons survive (Sam. A. Meyer of Harrisonville, George F. of Kansas City, Kans., Wm. H. and Henry F. at home). Her mother died when she was a small child. The town of Bretzville was named after her father. She became a member of the German Lutheran Church when a young girl and was faithful in her church relation. In 1880 they moved to Holden, Mo., and the next year they moved to East Lynne, Mo., and then placed her membership with the M. B. Church. Those surviving her are her 4 sons, 6 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services at the M. E. Church, in East Lynne, Mo., by I. G. Hartzler. Text, Jno. 14:1-4.
Bergey.-Katie M., daughter of Frank and the late Katie
(Moyer) Bergey, was born Nov. 6, 1905; died Sept. 2, 1936 at the
home of her sister, Mrs. Rowland Derstine; aged 30 y. 9 m. 26
d. Her mother died about 14 years ago and after that she cared
for her father as long as health permitted. But her health began
to fail the last six or seven years, and the last year especially
her condition was such that she was able to attend church and
Sunday school only a few times. She always had a desire to attend
when she was able. She is survived by her father, 2 sisters (Mrs.
Rowland Derstine and Mrs. Wilmer Sander of Morwood), 3 brothers
(Howard of Vernfield, Harry of Earlington, J. Willard at home).
She united with the Franconia Mennonite Church about 13 years
ago and remained faithful till death. Funeral services were held
at this place on Sept. 7, 1936, in charge of Abram Clemmer, Abram
Derstine and Menno Souder.
"Near other loved ones we laid her,
Free from this world's pain and tears;
It was her longing desire
To he with her Savior thru eternity's years."
Kolb-Tobias, son of Henry and Susannah Kolb, was born April 17, 1852, in Holmes Co., Ohio, the farm on which he spent all his earthly life; died Oct. 13, 1936; aged 84 y. 5 m. 26 d. On Jan. 13, 1889 he was united in marriage to Mary Catherine Silvious. To them were born 1 son (William) and 4 daughters (Mrs. A. H. Horrisberger and Mrs. J. A. Horrisberger of Wooster; Mrs. Leo Shank and Amanda at home). In early married life he accepted Christ as his personal Savior and united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member and regular attendant as long as health permitted. Being frail and virtually blind, be was confined to his home for many years. He is the last of a family of 16 children. He leaves his 5 children, 14 grandchildren, and many relatives and friends. He was of a very quiet disposition and very industrious. He was probably never in his life more than twenty-five miles away from the home in which he was born. His grandfather, Jacob Kolb, was the first minister of the Kolb congregation, and his other grandfather donated the ground on which the church was built. His interest in the church was rewarded by having all five of his children active members of the church he loved. Funeral services were held at the Kolb Church on Oct. 15 in charge of D. M. Friedt and P. R. Lantz. Text, Jno. 14:1-6. Burial in Kolb Cemetery.
Culp.-Beulah Deloris, daughter of John D. and Elizabeth
(Strycker) Rohrer, was born March 24, 1894, in Elkhart Co., Ind.;
died of cancer at the home of a sister (Mrs. C. S. Yoder of Wakarusa,
Ind.) on Saturday evening, Oct. 3, 1936; aged 42 y. 6 m. 9 d.
In March, 1914, she was married to Asher Culp. This union was
blessed with 1 daughter (Olive) and 1 son (Edward H.). In youth
she accepted Christ and united with the Salem Mennonite Church.
The last eleven years she has lived in Tampa, Fla. She was in
failing health for about nine years. She bore her suffering patiently
and had a smile for all who visited her. Her last request was
for prayer. She is survived by 1 daughter (Mrs. Jack Beanland,
and 1 son (Edward R.), both of Tampa, Fla., 5 sisters (Mrs. Lovina
Bare of Nappanee, Ind.; Mrs. Viola Fisher, New Paris, Ind.; Mrs.
Geo. Conrad, Battle Creek, Mich.; Mrs. C. S. Yoder, Wakarusa,
Ind.; Mrs. John Kohli, Nappanee, Ind.), and 2 brothers (William
of Goshen, Ind., and Alvin of New Paris, Ind.). Funeral services
were held Oct. 5 at the home of a sister (Mrs. Jno. Kohli), and
at the Union Center Church in charge of Warren C. Shaum and W.
B. Manges. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"The lights have gone out in the mansion of clay,
The curtain is drawn, the dweller's away;
She slipped o'er the threshold of time in the night,
To take her abode in the city of light."
Roth.-Anna Richard was born Oct. 5, 1872, in Mimble Gard, France. In 1891 she was united in marriage to Christian Widmer. To this union, 1 daughter (Katie) was born, who preceded her in death Nov. 12, 1931. On Oct. 17, 1902, they came to America and located in Iowa, later moving to Oregon. In January, 1919, her husband died. On Feb. 5, 1920, she was married to Christian H. Roth. She passed away Oct. 18, 1936, at the Henry Co. Hospital; aged 64 y. 13 d. Oct. 8 she took sick but was not thought serious until Oct. 11, when a doctor was called. He said she had a tumor and that an operation was necessary to regain health. On Monday she was taken to the hospital and was operated upon on Thursday morning. Her condition was found so serious that the operation was not completed. She quietly passed away Sunday morning. She was conscious to the end and told a number she was ready to go. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member to the end. She leaves her husband, 2 brothers and 1 sister (Mike in Oregon and Daniel and Katie in France), 4 step children (Mrs. Mary Krabill, Mrs. Lena Nofzinger, Jesse and Seth Roth) all of Wayland; 2 foster grandchildren (Mrs. Blanche Kennel Alliman of near Noble and Wilbur Kennel of Albany, Oreg.), 1 grandchild (Shirley Ann Baker of Albany, Oreg.), 17 grandchildren, 2 dying in infancy and 1 foster great-grandchild and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 20 at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Ia., in charge of the home ministers. Interment near the church.
Hooley.-Clara Ann, daughter of Jacob and Lizzie Blough,
was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Oct. 15, 1883; died at the Ervin
Hospital, La Grange, Ind., Oct. 8, 1936; aged 52 y. 11 m. 23 d.
In her early years she gave her heart to the Lord and united with
the Shore Mennonite Church of which she was a member at the time
of her death. In 1903 she was married to Milo E. Hooley. To this
union were born 5 children: Theresa (Mrs. Amos Hostetler), Ruth
(Mrs. Paul Hostetler), both of Topeka, Ind.; Roy of LaGrange,
Ind.; Weltha (Mrs. Elmer Miller) of Goshen, Ind.; and Leonard,
at home. She leaves her husband and children, her mother (Lizzie
Miller), 1 sister (Mrs. Noah Hooley), 12 grandchildren (3 having
preceded her in death), and many other relatives and friends.
Mother was sick scarcely a week, but suffered intensely during
that time. She was patient through her suffering, and just before
she went to the operating table she expressed peace and perfect
confidence that all is well. She reached out her hand as she went
to the operating room and said, "Have faith and courage."
Death came as she was being operated on due to peritonitis. It
was a great shock to all of us, and seems unbearable, but we believe
that God does all things well. She was a loving mother, and no
sacrifice was too great to make for us even to the detriment of
her own health. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite
Church in charge of Percy Miller and O. S. Hostetler.
"O dear familiar yesterday,
O sad and strange today;
Yet who would call the glad soul back
To rouse the resting clay?
Or who would wish that she might share
Our morrow's toil and strife,
Who loosed from death and all its pains,
Has entered into life."
Martin.-Lizzie L., daughter of the late Samuel O. and
Amanda (Landis) Martin, was born Sept. 7, 1880, near Spring Garden,
Pa.; died Oct. 8, 1936 at her home near Brownstown, Pa.; aged
56 y. 1 m. 1 d. On Dec. 3, 1903, she was united in marriage to
Emanuel H. Martin. This union was blessed with 5 sons and 4 daughters,
a son (Joseph) having died in infancy and Emanuel M. in 193O.
She leaves a sorrowing husband, 3 sons (David M., John M.,
Elmer M.), 4 daughters (Emma M., wife of Charles P. Horning;
Cora M., wife of Norman Eberly; Amanda M., wife of Ivan M. Weaver;
Lydia M. at home), 17 grandchildren, 5 sisters (Mary, wife of
Martin Weaver; Nettie, wife of Joseph Nolt; Amanda, wife of Daniel
Martin; Katie, wife of Harvey Felpel; Ada, wife of Jacob Zimmerman),
3 brothers (Bishop Abram L. Martin, Samuel, and Joseph), besides
a host of relatives and friends. She was preceded by 2 sons, 3
grandchildren, her parents, 5 sisters, and 2 brothers. Her father
died suddenly last February. She had been in failing health the
last two years but did not complain. Her seat in church was seldom
vacant when health permitted her attendance. She attended church
three days before her death. She died very suddenly after making
the remark to her husband that it was time to get up. Before being
able to do so she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus. She accepted
Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at the age of 16 and
remained faithful until death. She had the privilege of seeing
her children (except one who has not yet come to years of accountability)
join the church of her choice. Funeral services were held Oct.
12 at the Groffdale Mennonite Church by Amos Martin, Abram Smith
of Markham, Ont., Hershey Sensenig, and Abram Hoover. Text, Psa.
63. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Not among the dead we seek her,
For she dwells beyond the skies;
And if we but follow Jesus,
We shall sweetly with her rise.
Transcribed by Don Kauffman, Alberta
Kuhns.-Stanley Eugene, son of Joe and Emma Kuhns, was
born Oct. 29, 1936, at Shickley, Neb.; died after a very brief
illness on Oct. 31, 1936. He leaves the parents, 7 brothers, and
4 sisters. Three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services
were held at the home and church in charge of the home ministers.
Burial in the Salem Cemetery.
"In our hearts his memory lingers,
But we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake him
From his peaceful, quiet sleep."
Schlabach.-Jeremiah Schlabach was born June 21, 1873; died Sept. 15, 1936; aged 63 y. 2 m. 25 d. He was married to Lydia Raber Feb. 11, 1897. He leaves his wife, 3 sons, 2 daughters, 16 grandchildren, 1 brother and 3 sisters. Two sons, 1 daughter, 2 grandchildren, 1 brother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. Two Amish bishops, Solomon Schlabach and Noah Beachy, assisted by Simon Sommer, conducted the funeral service. Death was caused by an operation for goiter. The funeral was very largely attended by sympathizing relatives, neighbors, and friends. This large concourse of people was a testimony of the high esteem in which our brother was held.
Yoder-Samuel, son of Solomon S. and Lydia E. (Zook) Yoder, was born near Allensville, Pa., July 15, 1885; died Oct. 6, 1936; aged 51 y. 2 m. 21 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his early life and remained faithful and consistent until death. His death came after two weeks of illness of plural pneumonia. He was of a quiet and pleasant disposition, and bore his sufferings with much patience. Funeral services were held in the home and in the Allensville Mennonite Church by Elmer Yoder assisted by Joshua B. Zook and at the cemetery by Eli K. Zook. Interment in the nearby cemetery.
Umble.-Christiana, daughter of Pre. Samuel Lantz of near the Gap, Pa., was born Aug. 13, 1863; died Oct. 26, 1936; aged 73 y. 2 m. 13 d. She was married to Isaac K. Umble March 19, 1889. This union was blessed with 4 children. Of this number 3 remain (Olive, Maurice, and Helen), together with the father to mourn the loss of a loving mother and companion. They lived their entire lives in Lancaster Co., Pa., and were members of the Mennonite Church. The funeral was held Oct. 28, 1936, at their late home in Lancaster, Pa., and at the Methodist Church in Bird-in-hand, where burial was made. The services were in charge of - Amther of Philadelphia and S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, Ohio.
Buschert.-Rheta Elizabeth, youngest daughter of Ruth
(Dettwiler) and Earl Buschert, was born near Carstairs, Alta.,
March 29, 1933; died at her home near Sundre, Alta., Oct. 24,
1936. Her death was due to Oedema of lungs. She was sick for only
forty-two hours. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, 1 sister
(Rhoda), 1 brother (Glen), 3 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents,
and many relatives and friends, who, feel their loss of her happy
disposition and sunny smile. Funeral services were held at West
Zion Mennonite Church by H. J. Harder. Interment in the adjoining
"God saw fit to take her from us,
Up in heaven there so high;
Angels took her, oh so sudden,
With no time to say good-bye."
Risser.-Katie Herr Risser was born May 7, 1844; peacefully fell asleep Oct. 24, 1936; aged 92 y. 5 m. 17 d. She was married to Henry Risser. To this union were born 3 sons and 1 daughter. Her husband and one son preceded her in death. She is survived by 2 sons (Abram and Aaron), 1 daughter (Mrs. Mary Gingrich), 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Isaac Herr, Lancaster, Pa.; George, Kansas), and 1 sister (Mrs. Jno. Gisler of Kansas). She united with the Mennonite Church in her early life, to which faith she remained true until death. She was blind for many years, yet her pleasing disposition and strong Christian graces she possessed won her many friends. Funeral services were conconducted at the home of her son Aaron on Oct. 28 by Walter Oberholtzer and at the Risser Mennonite Church by Noah W. Risser and David Z. Miller. Text, I Thess. 4:13, 14. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Shantz.-Daniel Shantz was born in Wilmot Tp., Jan. 4, 1844; died at his home near Haysville, Ont., where he had spent the greater part of his life, Oct. 7, 1936; aged 92 y. 9 m. 3 d. On March 10, 1868, he was married to Mary Nahrgang, who preceded him in death 14 years ago. One daughter (Annie) also preceded him. He leaves 4 sons (Norman, Uzziah, Joseph and Simeon), 2 daughters (Ella-Mrs. E. Schmitt, and Clara-Mrs. J. Mackenzie), 4 sisters, 29 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren, besides many other relatives and friends. He united with the Mennonite Church in youth and remained a faithful member till death. He was blessed with good health and was seldom absent from church or Sunday school until the last year of his life, being bedfast the last few months. Funeral services were held Oct. 11 at the home and in Geiger Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Manasseh Hallman, Henry King, and Moses H. Roth. Remains laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Beachy-Jacob C., son of Christian and Anna Beachy, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Aug. 17, 1862; died at Fairview, Mich., on Oct. 21, 1936; aged 74 y. 2 m. 4 d. In 1889 he was married to Elizabeth Beitzel, who died twenty-one years ago. To this union were born 6 daughters (Verna, Bessie, Artie, Carrie, and Mabel of Fairview, Mich., and Mary of Westover, Md.). These with 20 grandchildren, 3 brothers, 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends are left to mourn his departure. He accepted Christ as his Savior in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived until death. He found much comfort in reading his Bible, especially the last years. He was patient in his suffering and longed for the end to come. He was a kind and loving father, always willing to help wherever he could. Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at the Fairview Mennonite Church, conducted by Bro. M. S. Steiner. Text, Heb. 11 :10. Burial in Fairview Cemetery.
Shetler.-Paul Eaton, adopted son of Jacob L. and Katie
(Hershberger) Shetler, was born April 3, 1909; died of lobar pneumonia
in Mercy Hospital in Johnstown, Pa., on Oct. 26, 1936; aged 27
y. 6 m. 23 d. Was united in marriage to Eva Viola Eash Aug. 15,
1929, by Bro. Hiram Wingard. He leaves his foster father, his
companion, and 3 daughters (Dorothy Rae, Elsie Mae, and Berena
Fae). One son (Paul Jr.) preceded him in death. He was sick but
three weeks, until our heavenly Father saw best to take him home,
where all is fair and at rest. He was a member of the Kaufman
Mennonite Church. Funeral services were largely attended, both
at the home and at the church, by friends and relatives. A short
service was held in the home, and at Kaufman Church by Bros. Hiram
Wingard and Irvin Holsopple. Text, Psa. 5 :4.
"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Sorrow fills our hearts today;
But beyond the vale of sorrows,
Tears will all be wiped away."
Slothour-Mary A., daughter of Abraham and Mary (Lesher)
Horst and widow of John W. A. Slothour, was born near Chambersburg,
Pa., Jan. 2, 1852; died at the home of her daughter (Mrs. C. Rowe
Crunkleton) of Chambersburg, Pa., Oct. 17, 1936; aged 84 y. 9
m. 17 d. She had been in failing health for some years, but had
been ill only three days with heart trouble. She was a member
of the Mennonite Church for more than sixty years. Besides Mrs.
Crunkleton she is survived by another daughter (Mrs. Jacob Raifsnider
of Mt. Joy), 1 son (Abraham H. of Chambersburg), 8 grandchildren,
7 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. David D. Long of Chambersburg).
Funeral services were held at the home and at the Marion Mennonite
Church, conducted by Daniel Kuhns and Harvey Shank. Text, Psa.
23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"This house is empty of dust and clay,
For our dear mother has gone away;
She has gone to live in the sky,
Waiting for her children to come on high,
To live with our Savior and never die."
Mullet-Joseph J., son of Jacob B. and Sarah (Mast) Mullet, was born Sept. 9, 1877, near Bremen, Ind. Five years ago be began failing in health and since October, 1935, has been an invalid. He died of chronic valvular heart disease and dropsy Oct. 26, 1936; aged 59 y. 1 m. 17 d. His parents, 1 brother, 2 half-brothers, 2 sisters, and 1 foster daughter preceded him in death. He leaves his wife, 3 sons (Albert and Lewis of Savage, Mont., and Joseph of Milford, Ind.); 1 daughter (Mrs. Anna May Stuffle of Exeland, Wis.), 1 sister of Hawley, Minn., 1 sister and 3 brothers of Bloomfield, Mont., and a host of relatives, neighbors, and friends to mourn his departure. He was baptized and united with the Amish Mennonite Old Order Church in 1898, and in 1918 placed his membership with the Mennonite Church, always manifesting a keen interest in and working for the welfare of the church of his choice. At different times he expressed his readiness and willingness to leave this world of sin and sorrow and be with his Lord and Savior. Throughout his affliction he was very patient, never complaining of his lot. Funeral services were held Oct. 29 at the Red Top Church House, conducted by Brethren Elmer Bontrager and Eli G. Hochstetler. Text, Gen. 15 :15.
Hooley.-Leo Hooley was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, March 4, 1869; died Oct. 20, 1936; aged 67 y. 8 m. 16 d. On Wednesday, Oct. 15, he was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage. Complications set in, which hastened his death. On Feb. 17, 1891, he was united in marriage with Emily J. Miller. To this union were born 3 children (Naomi E., wife of W. H. Slaubaugh, Wellman, Iowa; Nettle V., wife of Omer J. Yoder, Parnell, Iowa; and Ora F. Hooley of Wellman, Iowa). His companion, 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild, 4 brothers (Edward, Ora, Christian, and Amos), 1 sister (Mrs. P. H. Musser of Wayne Co., Ohio), 1 brother (Sam of Goshen, Ind.), and a host of friends are left to mourn the departure of a kind, considerate, and loving husband, father, brother, and friend. Two grandchildren preceded him in death (Donald Slabaugh and Phyllis Joan Hooley). In his youth he accepted Christ, and united with the Mennonite Church remaining a faithful member until death. Shortly after their marriage they came to Iowa and made their home in Iowa Co., until five years ago they moved near Wellman, where they lived when he passed away. Funeral at West Union Oct. 22, conducted by W. S. Guengerich and A. G. Yoder. Text, Rom. 8 :18. Interment in cemetery near by.
Stalter.-Wayne Edward, oldest son of Edward and Lena
(Rozhart) Stalter, was born near Flanagan, Ill., on Feb. 21, 1920;
died by accidental drowning Aug. 22, 1936; aged 16 y. 6 m. 1 d.
At an early age be accepted Christ as his personal Savior, united
with the Waldo Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until
death. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers (John and Raymond), 2
sisters (Mildred and Faye), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Stalter of Flanagan, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. John Rozhart of Meadows,
Ill.), besides many other relatives and friends who are sharing
their love and sympathy with the family in their hour of sorrow.
He was a young man of clean habits and of strong conviction of
righteousness. He loved the Church and always filled his place
faithfully when he was given some work to do. His pleasant smile,
obedient nature, and loving character will ever be remembered
by those who loved him. God saw fit to call him home and we bow
in humble submission to His will. Funeral services were conducted
at the Waldo Mennonite Church by D. W. Slagle and J. D. Hartzler.
"In our hearts his memory lingers,
And we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake him
From his quiet, peaceful sleep."
Eby.-Donald Lee, little son of Amos E. and Esther (Kuhns)
Eby, was born July 23, 1936; was found dead in his crib at his
home near Mason & Dixon, Pa., on Oct. 30, 1936. He was tucked
in his bed the evening before in the best of health, and early
the next morning he was found by his mother lying on his stomach
with his face in the comforter which had been placed at the head
of the bed for protection from draft. Not a cry nor a sound had
been heard from him during the night. He is survived by his bereaved
parents, 1 brother (Nathan), 1 sister (Lorraine), his grandparents
(Bro. and Sister D. E. Kuhns of Chambersburg, Pa., and Christian
and Fannie E. Eby of Maugansville, Md.), a great grandmother (Sister
Mary Ebersole of Paramount, Md.), besides uncles, aunts, cousins
and many friends. He was of a bright disposition and is sadly
missed in the home. We cannot understand why he was taken away
so suddenly and unexpectedly, but we say, "Thy will be done."
Funeral services were held Nov. 1 at the home in charge of John
D. Risser, and at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church in charge of
John F. and Harvey Grove. Texts, II Sam. 12 :23; Job 1 :21. The
little body was laid to rest in the cemetery near the church.
"Round his little grave we linger,
Till the setting sun is low,
Feeling all our hopes have perished
With the flower we cherished so."
Roth.-Marion Joseph, son of Joseph and Mary Roth, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Dec. 6, 1902; died at his home in Archbold, Ohio, Sept. 28, 1936; aged 33 y. 9 m. 22 d. His mother died when he was only thirteen days old and he was left in the care of his grandparents until his grandmother died. Afterward he was at home with his uncle (Louis Merrillat) until he grew to manhood. Aug. 4, 1926, he was united in marriage to Elva Kleck. To this union were born 1 son (Richard E.) and 2 daughters (Ruth Ann and Alice Mary). He accepted Christ and publicly confessed Him as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church about seven years ago, and remained faithful to the end. He had a firm faith and trust in God and His promises, and had an eager desire to do the whole will of God. Yet he often expressed his weakness and many failings in his Christian life. He was of good health and strength until a little more than seven years ago when he was seriously afflicted with Bright's disease which confined him to his bed for about two years. After that he gradually recovered and for the last three years was again able to work. On Aug. 12 the same affliction again seized him and in spite of all that could he done he grew worse until he passed away. One week before he died he called for the elders of the Church and desired to be anointed. He had faith that God was able to restore him, but his prayer was that God's will be done. He leaves his loving wife, 1 son, 2 daughters, 2 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. His father, mother, and 1 brother preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 1, at the Central Church, in charge of E. B. Frey assisted by S. S. Wyse. Burial in Pettisville Cemetery.
Alderfer.-Joseph K. Alderfer was born Dec. 30, 1857
in Hilltown Tp.; died Oct. 3, 1936; aged 78 y. 9 m. 3 d. On Sept.
3, 1881, he was married to Anna, daughter of Samuel Wisler. To
this union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters. One son and 1 daughter
preceded him in death. His wife passed away May 12, 1916. He spent
all of his married life on his farm in Bedminster Tp., with the
exception of a few years that he lived near Coopersburg. Surviving
him are the following children: Lizzie, wife of Harrison Yothers
of Souderton; Anna Mary, wife of Daniel M. Leatherman of Dublin;
Henry, who lived on the farm; Alice, at home. He is also survived
by 4 brothers (John and Samuel of Souderton, Harvey K. of Dublin,
Abram K. of Fountainville) and 1 sister (Mrs. Mahlon D. Detweiler
of Souderton). In January of 1934 he was taken to Grandview Hospital
for an operation. He was there for eight or nine weeks and then
was at home until the fall of the same year. Then he was again
taken to the hospital for the second operation which proved to
be more successful than the first. He came home very much improved
and was fairly well, being in bed only one day before he died.
Funeral services were held Oct. 7 in charge of Wilson Overholt
and Abram Yothers at the house and Jacob Rush and Enos B. Wismer
at the meeting house. Text, Heb. 4:9.
"Father is now sweetly resting,
His toils and cares are o'er;
He has trod the pathway
That his companion traveled before.
And we hope some day to meet them
On that grand eternal shore;
Where farewell tears are never shed,
And parting hands are known no more."
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Hertzler.-Isaac D., son of Isaac and Mary (Kanagy) Hertzler,
was born Dec. 14, 1852, in Baltimore Co., Md.; died June 23, 1936;
aged 83 y. 6 m. 9 d. He was sick only a few days. On Saturday
morning before his death was the first that he was not able to
do his daily chores, and he peacefully fell asleep on Tuesday
morning. He was married on March 17, 1881, to Fannie Nafzinger,
who preceded him in death about twenty-five years. To this union
were born 7 children, 5 of whom survive. They are: Mrs. J. H.
Yoder, Henry, Elsie, Moses, and Leroy, all of Denbigh, Va. He
is also survived by 32 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.
In 1897 he moved to Denbigh, Va., and assisted in starting a colony
which was the beginning of the first Mennonite Church in eastern
Virginia. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and
at the age of forty-two he was ordained to the ministry and served
faithfully until his death. When the church was built at this
place he was one of the largest donors. The Lord had blessed him
financially, and he was never too busy to go whenever there was
a call in the Lord's work. Funeral services were held at the Warwick
River Mennonite Church June 25, conducted by Bro. Daniel Shenk,
assisted by Bro. Truman Brunk. Text, Heb. 9 :27. Burial in the
adjoining cemetery y.
By the Family.
Roth.-Amanda Ramseyer was born near Paris, Ohio, Sept.
18, 1871; died at her home near Harrisburg, Ohio, Oct. 25, 1936;
aged 65 y. 1 m. 7 d. She was married to Michael Krabill on Jan.
8, 1891. To this union were born 4 daughters (Ella, Clara, Mary
and Emma) and 1 son (Harvey). Her husband and the son preceded
her in death. On Oct. 5, 1908, she was united in marriage to John
Roth. To this union were born 3 children (Florence, Bertha, and
one which died in infancy). She united with the Beech Mennonite
Church in 1885 and continued faithfully in the same. She is survived
by her companion, 6 daughters (Ella, Canton, O.; Mrs. David Schmucker,
Mrs. Harvey Maurer and Mrs. David Schloneger of Louisville, O.;
Mrs. Basil Saunier, Louisville, O.; Bertha at home), 2 stepsons
(Norman Roth of Pa., and Andrew Roth of Canton, O.), 1 stepdaughter
(Mrs. Jonas Glick, Reedsville, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, 1 brother
(Daniel Ramseyer), 1 sister (Mrs. Mary Schloneger), and many other
relatives and friends. Four sisters and 3 brothers with her parents
and 1 grandchild also preceded her in death. She endured many
trials and burdens in life. She was very devoted to her children.
Death resulted from a diseased coronary artery. Funeral services
were held at the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of Bro. O.
N. Johns, Bro. Wm. Detweiler assisting. Text, Heb. 11 :16. Interment
in the adjoining cemetery.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
Her place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long she waited for her rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."
Miller.-Eli, son of the late Michael and Barbara Miller,
was born near Freeburg, Ohio, July 9, 1865; died at the home of
his sister, Mrs. Jos. Kauffman, on Oct. 20, 1936; aged 71 y. 3
m. 11 d. At the age of seventeen he accepted Christ as his Savior
and united with the Beech Mennonite Church, in which he continued
unto the end. He spent practically his entire life in Stark Co.,
and was well known in the community. He was a diligent and hard
worker and enjoyed doing things for others. He took sick with
pneumonia on Oct. 12, and although he was very sick, yet death
came rather suddenly and somewhat unexpectedly. He leaves 5 brothers
(Christian, David, Samuel, Joseph and Amos), 3 sisters (Mary,
Mrs. Joseph Kauffman and Mrs. Leah Linder, all of Louisville,
O.), 11 nephews, 16 nieces, and many other friends and relatives.
Three brothers, two sisters, and his parents preceded him in death.
Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church in charge
of O. N. Johns, assisted by J. S. Gerig, Alvin Hostetler, and
John D. Miller. Text, Rev. 7 :9, 1O. Interment was made in the
"Rest on, dear brother, your labors are o'er,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful brother, true and kind,
Few friends like you on earth we'll find."
Hunsberger.-Anna (nee Culp), beloved wife of Joseph Hunsberger (deceased), was born in Clinton Tp., Lincoln Co., Ont., Aug. 9, 1842. Her husband, Joseph Hunsberger died in 1872. She reared her family of 3 sons and 1 daughter: Byron of St. Catharines, Ezra of Jordan Station, and Samuel (deceased) of Jordan, with whom she resided for a number of years. Her daughter Anna (deceased), was married to John High, of Jordan Station. She maintained her faith as a member of the Mennonite Church, Old Order, in a faithful and quiet devotion, leaving the blessed hope as a consolation to those whom she has left. She passed away on Oct. 15, 1936; aged 94 y. 2 m. 6 d. She is the last surviving member of both the CuIp and Hunsberger families. Many friends and relatives were present at the home where funeral services were conducted, on Oct. 17, by S. F. Coffman, assisted by the ministers Albright and McFee of neighboring churches. Text used was Psa. 91 :16. Interment was made in the old burying ground at the Moyer Church, Vineland.
Schloneger.-David Schloneger was born in Stark Co., Ohio, May 7, 1858; died in the same county on Oct. 25, 1936; aged 78 y. 5 m. 18 d. On Feb. 19, 1885, he was united in marriage to Nancy A. Zook. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters. Surviving are his companion, 5 sons (Reuben of Albany, Oreg.; Norman of Archbold, O.; David Jr. of Louisville, O.; Chauncey of Columbiana, O.; Melvin of Louisville, O.), 2 daughters (Mrs. Eldora Sommers of Louisville, O., and Mrs. LeRoy Rhine of Canton, O.), 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jacob and Samuel of Louisville, O.), 1 sister (Mrs. Peter C. Graber, Canton, O.), and many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Lydia), 1 grandchild, and 1 great-grandchild preceded him in death. In 1876 he confessed Christ as his Savior, was baptized and united with the Beech Mennonite Church, in which he continued faithfully until the end. His body was failing for a number of years, but death followed a short illness of bronchial pneumonia. Funeral services were held at the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of O. N. Johns, assisted by John D. Miller. Text, Jno. 1 :35. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman.-Levi H., son of Andrew and Frances (Rhodes) Kauffman (deceased), was born Dec. 5, 1867; died Oct. 24, 1936; aged 68 y. 10 m. 19 d. He lived all his life on the farm near Martinsburg, Pa., on which he was born. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1907. He was united in marriage in 1893 with Alice Stoner who survives with 1 daughter (Gertrude, wife of Ezra Bender), and 2 grandsons (Byron and Jon Lee Bender). He is also survived by 1 sister (Sadie) and 2 brothers (Fred R. and Albert R. Kauffman) all of Martinsburg. He was preceded in death by the older daughter (Helen), who died almost twenty-two years ago. Funeral services were held in the Pleasant Grove Church Oct. 26 in charge of Brethren I. K. Metzler of Accident, Md., and A. J. Metzler, Scottdale-formerly near neighbors and always close friends of the family. Interment in nearby cemetery.
Huebner.-Robert Huebner was born Nov. 18, 1926, in Wayne Co., Ohio; died at the same place from the effects of diphtheria on Nov. 6, 1936. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 2 brothers (Richard and Peter Eugene), a cousin in the home (Marilyn Zimmerly), 5 uncles (Hiram and David Zimmerly of Miami, Fla.; Elam and Simon of Orrville, Ohio; Jacob Huebner of Canada), 1 aunt (Helena Dyck in Russia), besides a host of other relatives and friends. He was of a quiet disposition, loving and helpful to all, obedient, and always seeking the good of others. Because of this he will be greatly missed by all. After eleven days of tremendous suffering his greatest desire was to go to Jesus, and we feel sure that he is resting safe in the arms of Jesus, where we hope to meet him some day when we go to meet our Savior. Because of the disease the funeral service was private, short services being held at the home by Louis Amstutz and Jacob Neuenschwander.
Shelly.-Fannie B., daughter of the late John and Rebecca
(Brubacker) Earhart, was born near Manheim, Pa., April 7, 1849;
died at the Old People's Home near Lancaster, Pa., where she lived
the last few years; aged 87 y. 6 m. 23 d. Her husband (Samuel
Shelly) died 18 years ago. She is survived by 1 daughter (Fannie,
wife of John Hossler), 9 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years.
Funeral services were held Nov. 2 at the Manheim Mennonite Church,
in charge of Noah Risser, Joseph Boll, and Samuel Lehman. Burial
in Hernley's Cemetery.
"Into heaven's mansions she's entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles
She has fallen asleep."
By a Niece.
Brenneman.-Clarence Henry, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brenneman, was born near Elida, Ohio, Nov. 19, 1907; died of peritonitis at Cherrington Hospital in Logan, Ohio, Oct. 8, 1936; aged 28 y. 10 m. 19 d. In his youthful days he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Mennonite Church near Elida. In 1931 he was united in marriage to Laura Good of Bremen, Ohio. To this union one daughter was born, who survives him. He is also survived by his companion, father, mother-in-law, 2 brothers, 1 sister, and other relatives and friends. He was a young man of strict integrity, devoted to his home, a faithful member of the Church, one who made friends wherever he was known. His cheerful voice will he missed in the neighborhood, in the Church where he was a regular attendant, hut most of all in the home. We have every reason to believe that our loss is his eternal gain. Services were conducted at the home and church near Bremen by E. B. Stoltzfus. Text, Job 14 :5. Interment in the cemetery near by.
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Huebner.-Robert, son of Peter and Selma Huebner, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio; died of diphtheria Nov. 12, 1936; aged 9 y. 11 m. 24 d. He suffered greatly, but he bore it all with patience. He leaves his parents, 2 brothers (Richard and Peter Eugene), and 4 uncles. Funeral services were held at the home by Louis Amstutz. Burial at the Sonnenberg Cemetery.
Dolly.-Gordon Dolly was born near Mouth of Seneca, W. Va., March 5, 1909; died Oct. 15, 1936; aged 26 y. 8 m. 8 d. He leaves his parents, 9 brothers, and 3 sisters. He became seriously ill about two weeks before his death. Realizing the seriousness of his illness he requested to be received into the Church and on Oct. 9 he was received into Church fellowship by water baptism. Funeral services were held from the home of his parents in charge of Paul Good. Interment in the family cemetery near by.
Landis-Arlene, infant daughter of Titus and Amanda (Landis)
Landis, was born July 17, 1936; died Oct. 10, 1936, after a few
days illness of gastritis; aged 2 m. 23 d. She leaves to mourn
her early departure the parents and 2 brothers (Harold and Arden).
Funeral services were held Oct. 13 at Towamencin Mennonite Church
and were conducted by Bros. Isaac KuIp and Warren Moyer. Text,
Job 1 :21. Interment in nearby cemetery.
"Dear little Betty, too pure to stay,
Our loving Father has called you away,
Out of this world of sorrow and care,
To wait till we join you over there."
Harper-Virgil Harper was born in Pendleton Co., W. Va., Aug. 29, 1910; died Nov. 12, 1936; aged 26 y. 2 m. 14 d. On May 4, 1931, he was united in marriage with Goldie Mallow. To this union were born 2 sons and 1 daughter. He is survived by his wife and 3 children, his parents, 6 brothers and 5 sisters. He united with the Mennonite Church June 7, 1936, and shortly afterwards was admitted as a patient at Hopemont Sanitarium, in which institution he died. Funeral services were conducted from the home of relatives on Spruce Mountain by Paul Good. The body was laid to rest in the Mallow Cemetery near by.
Gerber.-Nola Victoria, youngest daughter of Menno and Anna Gerber, was born Mar. 31, 1927, near Kidron, Ohio; died of diphtheria Oct. 28, 1936; aged 9 y. 6 m. 28 d. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 4 sisters (Goldie of Goshen College, Pauline of Kent, Mabel of Wooster, Iona at home), 1 brother (Clarence at home), 1 grandfather (Jacob S. Moser), grandmothers (Fanny Moser and Barbara Gerber), also many other relatives. She was a bright and obedient scholar in school, very active at home, and a beautiful singer. Private funeral services were held at the home by Simon W. Sommer of Millersburg, Ohio. Burial in Sonnenberg Cemetery.
Brubaker.-Samuel H., son of the late Moses and Phoebe Hearold Brubaker, was born Nov. 20, 1875; died Nov. 6, 1936; aged 60 y. 11 m. 14 d. He died at the home of Ralph Busser, Manheim, Pa., of a complication of diseases. He was a member of the East Chestnut St., Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa. Besides his wife (Emma Kulp Brubaker) he is survived by two daughters (Phoebe L. Brubaker of Lancaster City and Theodora, wife of Ralph Keener, Manheim) and 1 son (Samuel William) also of Manheim; also 3 brothers (John of Duchess, Alta., Jacob of Port Treverton, Pa., and Thomas of Royersford, Pa.). Funeral service was conducted Nov. 9 at the East Chestnut St. Church by Jacob Brubaker and Ross Goldfuss. Burial in Mellinger's Cemetery.
Brubaker.-Lizzie, widow of the late Deacon John B. Brubaker and daughter of the late Joseph and Martha (Buckwalter) Stauffer, was born Oct. 15, 1851, near Sporting Hill, Pa.; died of complications; aged 84 y. 10 m. 23 d. She was bedfast only one week at the home of her sister, Amanda Rohrer. She was preceded in death by her husband eight years ago, 2 sons (Henry S. and Menno S.), 1 daughter (Amanda, wife of Deacon Herman Metzler), 2 brothers, 1 sister, 2 grandchildren, and 1 great-grandchild. She is survived by 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, 1 son-in-law, 1 daughter-in-law, and 1 sister. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 at the home of her sister by Bro. Sam Lehman with further services at the Manheim Mennonite Church by Bros. Henry Lutz and Joseph Boll. Text, Rev. 14 :12, 13. Burial in Hernley's Cemetery.
Yoder-Jacob Yoder was horn in Johnson Co., Iowa, Jan. 9, 1857; died at the home of his son near Fairview, Mich., Oct. 24, 1936; aged 79 y. 9 m. 15 d. In his young manhood he accepted Christ as his Savior and united with the Amish Church. In this faith he lived and died. On Jan. 26, 1879, he was united in marriage with Magdalena Bontreger. To this union were born 11 children of whom 3 preceded him in death. There remain to mourn his departure 4 sons (Joseph, Daniel, Moses, and Gideon), 4 daughters (Mrs. Amos Hostetler, Mrs. John Gerber, Mrs. Joseph Kropf, and Mrs. Enos Cross), also 45 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 3 sisters. The body was brought to Nappanee, Ind., for interment, where a large concourse of sympathetic friends, neighbors, and relatives gathered at the home of Daniel Hostetler's where the funeral services were held and burial was made in the Weldy graveyard.
Bomberger-Lizzie, oldest daughter of the late David and Susan Weidman Bomberger, was born Aug. 6, 1864, near Manheim, Pa.; died in the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Sept. 19, 1936; aged 72 y. 1 m. 13 d. Her death was caused by burns she received while melting paraffin when it ignited and set her clothing on fire on Friday morning. She suffered until Saturday morning when she fell asleep. She was a member of the Manheim Mennonite Church and was the last of a family of five children to pass on: Catharine who died in infancy; Lavinia, married to Henry S. Brubaker; Penninah, and Annie. She is survived by 3 nieces (Ada, Emma, and Lizzie Brubaker), 1 aunt (Mrs. Annie Hershey), and many cousins. Funeral services were held from her late home on Sept. 21 by Bro. Sam Lehman. Further services were held at the Manheim Mennonite Church by Bros. Henry Lutz and William Heisey. Text, Matt. 25 :13. Burial in Kauffman's Church Cemetery.
Near.-Milton Hiram Near was born at Plattsburg, N. Y., Sept. 23, 1854; died Oct. 20, 1936, at his home at Denbigh, Va.; aged 82 y. 27 d. At the age of ten he moved with his parents to Waverly, Iowa, and from there to Joplin, Mo., where he lived fifteen years. He then moved to Osborne Co., Kans., where he was united in marriage to Barbara Neuschwanger. To this union were born 5 children: Froney (Mrs. Elmer Wiese) of La Junta, Colo.; Martha, at home; Rebecca (Mrs. Hugh McLaughlin) of Plainview, Tex.; Lucy (Mrs. Henry Landis) of Chambersburg, Pa.; John Henry, who died at the age of two. In 1909 he moved with his family to Plainview, Texas, where they lived until 1920, when they moved to Denbigh, Va. Here his wife preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church while living in Kansas and was a man of prayer; calling his family to the altar morning and evening. Funeral services were held at the house by Bro. Geo. R. Brunk and at the Warwick River Mennonite Church by Truman Brunk, Geo. H. Brunk Jr., and Daniel Shenk. Texts, Rev. 14:13; Psa. 116:15.
Gerber.-Sarah (Bixler) Gerber was born near Dalton, Ohio; died Nov. 1, 1936; aged 68 years. She had not been well for several months, but was seriously ill only one week. She was baptized and received into the Sonnenberg Mennonite Church near Dalton, Ohio, in her youth and remained a member until death. She was married to William I. Gerber Dec. 15, 1891. She is survived by her husband, 6 sons (Clyde of Dalton, Melvin and Willard of Massillon, Dennis of Brewster, Glen and Lyman at home), 3 daughters (Mrs. Esther Sourer of Kidron, Mrs. Grace Kirchofer of Massillon, and Lina of California), 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (David Bixler of Excelsior, Mo., and Daniel of Dalton), 3 sisters (Mrs. Elizabeth Amstutz of Orrville, Mrs. Barbara Loganbill of Texas, and Mrs. Lina Moser of Dalton). Four sisters and two brothers preceded her in death. She was, a devoted mother, a kind and loving neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand to the sick and needy. Funeral services were held Nov. 4 at the Salem Mennonite Church by A. H. Kaiser and at the home by A. J. Steiner of North Lima, O. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Zimmermann.-Martin M. Zimmerman, youngest child of Joseph and Nancy Zimmerman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 1, 1856; died at Bethel Hospital, Newton, Kans., Nov. 4, 1936; aged 80 y. 1 m. 4 d. He had suffered a lingering illness due to cancer of the stomach. On Sept. 16, 1877, he was married to Anna S. Martin, at New Holland, Pa. To this union were born 2 sons, both surviving: Reuben M. and Clayton M. There are 7 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. Three years after their marriage Bro. Zimmerman and his family moved to the new prairie country northwest of Newton, Kans. Here he spent his life, a loved neighbor, an exemplary Christian, and a worthy citizen. Two years before coming to Kansas he confessed Christ as his Savior and became a member of the Mennonite Church. He was a charter member of the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church, near Zimmerdale, which he faithfully served for a number of years as trustee. His passing removes from our church and community one of the few remaining pioneers. Funeral services were conducted November 6. Bro. J. G. Hartzler preached the sermon from the text, "I am now ready." The brethren Paul Erb and Earl Buckwalter assisted. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kurtz.-Frank, son of Daniel and Susanna Kurtz, was born
in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1854; died Oct. 17, 1936; aged
81 y. 10 m. 18 d. His death was due to an accident. He was struck
by an automobile as he was walking across the Lincoln Highway
at Gap, and was instantly killed. He is survived by 3 daughters
(Ruth at home; Lydia, wife of Lloyd Weaver of Ronks; Cathryn,
wife of Walter Harring of Philadelphia), 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers
(Daniel, Martin, and Benjamin), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Livingston
and Mrs. Annie Groff). His death was a great shock for the family
and community, as he had been very active and was husking corn
a few days before his death. This should he a warning for us to
be ready for our heavenly home when God calls us. He was a member
of the Hershey Church for many years and his place was seldom
vacant when health permitted. Funeral services were held at the
home in charge of Martin Hershey and at Hershey's Church by Abram
Martin. Text, Josh. 1 :11. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining
"Dear father, how we miss thee,
Thy toils and cares are o er;
We hope again to meet thee,
Over on the heavenly shore."
Eby.-Susannah, daughter of the late Moses and Susannah
Shantz and widow of the late Henry B. Eby, was born on the old
homestead north of Waterloo, Ont., Feb. 15, 1861; died at the
home of her son (Edwin S. Eby) on Sunday, Oct. 18, 1936; aged
75 y. 8 m. 3 d. She passed away rather suddenly from an attack
of pneumonia following a week's illness. She is survived by 3
sons (Oliver of Guernsey, Sask.; Edwin S. and Irvin S. of Kitchener),
4 daughters (Mrs. Edwin Bowman of Guernsey, Sask.; Mrs. Gordon
Weber and Florence, Kitchener; Ella, R. N., of Woodstock), and
17 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild. She is also survived
by 3 sisters (Mrs. Christian Brubacher and Mrs. Frank Shuh of
Waterloo, Mrs. Benj. Horst of Breslau) and 4 brothers (Menno of
Kitchener; Aaron, Amos, and Allen of Waterloo). She was predeceased
by Mrs. Henry Groff, Minnesota; Mrs. David Hoffer, Elmira; Tilman
Shantz, and Frank Shantz of Waterloo. She was a faithful member
of the Sterling Avenue Mennonite Church. The funeral was held
from the home of her son (Edwin Eby), thence to the Sterling Ave.
Menn. Church, Kitchener. Services were conducted by U. K. Weber,
pastor of the church. Interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.
"In our hearts her memory lingers,
And we know 'tis vain to weep;
Tears of love can never wake her
From her quiet peaceful sleep."
Yoder.-The death angel called Truman Myrl Yoder to join
the heavenly family Sunday morning Aug. 16, 1936, at the Axtell
Christian Hospital, Newton, Kans. Myrl never complained of illness,
so that those dearest to him scarcely realized his condition.
During the last few weeks of his life it was noticed that he was
not so well and medical aid was sought. On Friday morning the
doctors recognized his illness as typhoid fever and he was admitted
to the hospital where he was a patient only two days. Just ten
days less than a year ago, Myrl suffered the loss of the close
companionship of his mother. Now his grief is allayed, for he
has joined his mother and baby brother, Mervin, in that pearly
white city where neither death nor sorrow come. Half of this family
has now left this world to abide above. He was dependable, quiet,
and conscientious, and endeared himself to his family and to his
friends. His interest in his father's work was revealed by his
responsibility he manifested in the home. He was the oldest son
of E. Amos and Cora Zimmerman Yoder, born July 11, 1918, in McPherson
Co., Kans. His father, 2 younger sisters (Rhoda Madeline and Matilda
Maxine), Grandfather and Grandmother Zimmerman, Grandmother Yoder,
with a host of near relatives remain to mourn his early departure
at the age of 18 years. At the age of eleven he united with the
West Liberty Mennonite Church. At that time he expressed himself
to his mother that he wanted to be ready to meet Jesus should
death come. Funeral services were conducted by Bros. J. G. Hartzler
and M. M. Troyer at the West Liberty Church, Aug. 18, 1936.
"Why should our tears in sorrow flow,
When God recalls His own,
And bids them leave a world of woe
For an immortal crown?"
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