Mullet.-Dwayne Allen, son of Claude and Bernice Mullet of Topeka, Ind., passed into the home beyond Nov. 5, 1938; aged 3 m. 20 d. He leaves his sorrowing parents, 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents, and many other relatives. His days on earth were few, yet how much we loved him! The Lord saw fit to take him home before he had to meet the trials and temptations of this life. Funeral services were held Nov. 6, conducted by Bro. Oscar Burkholder of Breslau, Ont., and Bro. Edwin J. Yoder. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
Maginnes.-Joseph, son of David and Martha Maginnes, was born April 27, 1851; died at the home of his son (Henry) Oct. 26, 1938; aged 87 y. 6 m. 29 d. On Aug. 19, 1873, he was married to Rebecca Francis Maginnes. He is survived by his sorrowing companion, 2 sons (Henry of Florence, Mo.; Wiley of Barnett, Mo.), 1 sister, 1 brother, 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ in youth and united with the Mennonite Church to which he was faithful until the end. On Oct. 28 funeral services were held at the home near Florence, and at the Mt. Zion Church near Versailles, Mo., in charge of Leroy Gingerich, assisted by Bro. C. B. Driver. Text, 11 Tim. 4: 6-8.
Beardslee.-Emma, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton E. Draper, was born in 1856; died Oct. 4, 1938, at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. R. V. Allenson, near East Lynne, Mo.; aged 82 y. Her parents moved to Sullivan Co., Mo., where she was reared to young womanhood. She was married to Albert Beardslee, who preceded her in death several years ago. They were the parents of 6 children. Most of her life was spent in St. Clair Co., Mo., near Lowry City. She was a faithful member of the Brethren Church and the Christian virtues, love, patience, and faithfulness to duty gave her courage to meet life and its responsibilities for over fourscore years. Funeral services were held at the Allenson home Thursday morning, Oct. 6, with further services at her church home at Osceola, in charge of I. G. Hartzler. Burial in the Pleasant Mound Cemetery near Osceola, Mo.
Hostetler.-Elsie A., daughter of Levi and Fannie Yoder, was born Sept. 30, 1876, near Belleville, Pa.; died Nov. 1, 1938, at the office of her attending physician from a heart attack. She united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and later transferred her membership to the Fairfield Mennonite Church. However, because of the distance, she attended services at the Lewistown Church of the Brethren whenever possible. She was united in marriage to Jacob A. Hostetler, Jan. 10, 1901. She is survived by her husband, 1 daughter (Mrs. William Boring), 2 sisters (Mrs. Emma Hertzler and Mrs. Fannie Byler, both of Belleville), and 1 brother (Enos D. Yoder of Beaver Creek, Ore.). She had been in ill health for 4 years, suffering with a heart condition, but bore her sufferings patiently. Funeral services were held at the home Nov. 4 in charge of H. B. Helsey and A. W. Geigley. Interment in the Locust Grove Cemetery.
Snyder.-David H., eldest son of Isaac and Nancy (Horst) Snyder, was born near New Dundee, Ont., Oct. 9, 1858; died at his home near New Dundee, Nov. 3, 1938; aged 80 y. 25 d. He had been suffering from weakness of the heart for some time, and a heart attack was the cause of his passing on Thursday morning, soon after rising. He was converted in early manhood and joined the Mennonite Church, being a member of the Blenheim congregation. On April 6, 1887, he was married to Lucinda, youngest daughter of Joshua Y. Shantz. Since that time they have lived on their farm west of New Dundee. Six children were born to them, two of whom died in infancy. There remain, besides his widow, 2 sons (Alvin and Eldon), 2 daughters (Ida and Mary), and 1 brother Urias. The funeral was held Nov. 6 and was attended by a large concourse of neighbors and relatives, besides friends from many communities. Services in charge of Bro. Manasseh Hallman, assisted at the house by Bro. Moses H. Roth, and at the church by Bro. I. S. Rosenberger. Bro. John Grove of Greencastle, Pa., preached the funeral sermon from 1 Thess. 4: 13. Interment in the Blenheim Cemetery.
Eby.-Minnie (Giltig) Eby was born Dec. 21, 1874, near Baden, Germany; died Oct. 2, 1938, on the homestead near Carstairs, Alba.; aged 63 y. 9 m. 11 d. At the age of 8 years she came to Canada and lived in Kitchener, Ont. At 15 years of age she was converted and united with the Mennonite Church, to which faith she was true and lived a consistent Christian life until death. On Aug. 16, 1898, she was united in marriage to henry M. Eby of Kitchener, Ont., to which union were born 6 children, of whom 5 remain (Norman, Stratford, Ont.; Alice, at home; Menlo, Water Valley, Alta.; Alvin, Turner Valley, Alta.; and Walter, at home). She also leaves 8 grandchildren, 1 sister, and 1 brother. After a short service at the house, the funeral was conducted at the West Zion Mennonite Church near Carstairs, in charge of the pastor, Bro. Harder. The sermon was preached by Bro. Allan Good of Portland, Ore., assisted by Bro. Miller. A large number of people gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to one who for years lived in the community. By her kindly and cheerful disposition and generosity to those in need, she won many friends. But the Lord has taken her and all realize our loss is her eternal gain.
Longnecker.-Nathaniel, son of Daniel and Alice Longnecker, was born Sept. 17, 1915; died July 28, 1938; aged 22 y. 1 m. 20 d. He died in the Hershey hospital of peritonitis and internal injuries suffered when kicked by a mule. He was united in marriage to Dorothy Koser Dec. 24, 1937. Those left to mourn his early departure are his wife, his father (his mother died three months after his death), his aged grandmother, 3 brothers (Amos, Phares, and Paul), 3 sisters (Naomi, wife of Paul Zimmerman; Ruth, wife of Raymond Miller; Emma, wife of Laban Zimmerman), 16 nephews and nieces and many other relatives and friends. He united with Shopes and Stricklers Mennonites congregation at an early age and remained faithful until death. His death was very unexpected to his many relatives and friends. He was of a quiet disposition and his smile will be remembered by all who knew him. We cannot understand God's ways at times, but we bow in submission to our kind heavenly Father who doeth all things well. Funeral services were held July 31 at the home of his father-in-law (David Koser) near Middletown and at Stricklers Mennonite Church, conducted by D. Stoner Krady and John Baker. Text, Job 17: 11. Interment in Sheaffers Cemetery, near Elizabethtown.
Longenecker.-Alice, daughter of Samuel and Eliza (Shope) Zimmerman was born Sept. 13, 1881; died at her home in Dauphin Co., Pa., Oct. 27, 1938; aged 57 y. 1 m. 13 d. She grew suddenly ill of a heart attack and died of other complications also. She was sick only a few days. She was united in marriage to Daniel L. Longenecker Dec. 1, 1903. To this union were born 4 sons and 4 daughters. A daughter (Martha) died in infancy. A son (Nathaniel) preceded her in death three months. She leaves her husband, 3 sons (Amos, Phares, and Paul), 3 daughters (Naomi, wife of Paul Zimmerman; Ruth, wife of Raymond Miller; and Emma, wife of Laban Zimmerman); also 16 grandchildren, 1 brother (Edward Zimmerman of Altoona, Pa.). She accepted Christ and was united with Shopes and Stricklers Mennonite congregation before her marriage and remained faithful until her death. Her seat in church was seldom vacant when health permitted. She was very much interested in the welfare of her children and the loving counsel given in her dying hours will not soon be forgotten by her children and husband. She has gone to join the angel band and to meet her beloved son who has gone on before. Her death came as a severe shock to relatives, friends, and neighbors and she will by remembered by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Oct. 30, from her home and at Stricklers Mennonite Church, conducted by Noah Risser, Martin Kraybill, and David Miller. Text, Job 17: 9. Interment in Shopes Cemetery.
"Oh, come, angel band:
Come and around me stand;
Oh bear me away on your snowy wings,
To my immortal home."
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Shields.-Frank W. Shields, 57, died Nov. 2, 1938, at his home in Marietta, Pa. Death came suddenly and was attributed to a heart condition. He was a member of the Mennonite Mission in Marietta. He is survived by his wife (who was Minnie Shreiner before marriage), 3 children (Laura, wife of Elmer Trout, Philadelphia; Frank and Minnie, at home); 2 grandchildren, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held Nov. 25, from the John L. Frey funeral home, Marietta, and interment took place in the Marietta Cemetery. Bro. John S. Hiestand officiated.
Longacher.-William S. Longacher was born Sept. 6, 1868, at Orrville, Ohio; died at Oyster Point, Va., Nov. 18, 1938; aged 70 y. 2 m. 12 d. He was a member of the Mennonite Church since early youth, and since 1936 has served as one of the trustees of the Providence congregation. He came to this community from Ohio in 1926, having spent part of his life also in Indiana and in Western Kansas. He was married to Anna Witmer in 1891, who died a few years later leaving him 1 son (Amos). In 1906 he was again married to Mary Witmer, who remains to mourn his departure. Two infant children preceded him in death. The following children survive: Amos of Kismet, Kans., Mary M. at home, and Joseph W. of Oyster Point; also 3 grandchildren and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jacob Witmer and Mrs. Peter Stoll, both of Montgomery, Ind.). Funeral services were held Nov. 20 at the Providence congregation by Orrie D. Yoder, assisted by brethren Truman Brunk and James Bucher. Texts, Heb. 13: 14; 1 Sam. 20: 18.
Yoder.-Edwin G., son of George A., and Mary (Miller)
Yoder, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 25, 1877;
died in a hospital in Aurora, Ill., Oct. 4, 1938; aged 61 y. 9
d. He was married in Kent Co., Mich., Dec. 25, 1901, to Lucy Blough.
To this union were born 6 children: Harold, Gertrude Kelly, and
Edna Zook of Kent Co., Mich.; Elizabeth Oyer, Cathryn Springer,
and Ida Oyer of Fisher, Ill. He also leaves 3 sisters (Mrs. Alice
Martin, Delaven, Ill.; Mrs. Nora Eash, Shipshewana, Ind.; and
Mrs. Edna Dintaman, Lagrange, Ind.). He was preceded in death
by his father, mother, and 2 sisters (one died at the age of two
years and Lizzie, Mrs. Nelson Thomas of Clarksville, Mich., died
Feb. 6, 1936). He was afflicted a number of years with rheumatism
and heart trouble. About six months ago he suffered a light stroke
and was bedfast most of the time since. Funeral services at the
Shore Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Percy J. Miller, Josiah
Miller, and Lee Miller.
"Could we ever wish him here
Amid this world of woe;
Tho' oft our lonely hearts are sad,
Because we loved him so."
Ziegler.-Elizabeth Nusbaum was born Feb. 6, 1862, in
Fulton Co., Ohio; died in her home near Archbold, O., Nov. 22,
1938; aged 76 y. 9 m. 17 d. She was united in marriage to P. H.
Ziegler, June 13, 1897. This union was blessed with 1 son
and 1 daughter. She leaves her bereaved husband, 1 daughter (Mrs.
Lewis Zimmerman), 3 grandchildren, and many relatives, and friends.
One son, and grandson preceded her in death in infancy. She was
the last of a family of 4 children, to answer the death call.
She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in youth, united with
the Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death.
She was always interested in the welfare of her family, the home,
and the Church, and was one of the first ones to start the sewing
circles. She was afflicted for some years, and for about a year
was not able to be about her home duties, but bore her sufferings
patiently, waiting for the Lord to come and take her home. She
will be missed by all who knew her, and especially in the home
where she so faithfully labored as a mother. Funeral services
were conducted by Brethren Henry Wyse and Jesse Short.
"Into heaven's mansions she's entered,
Never to sigh or weep;
After many years of life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
Kaufman.-Magdalena Steckly was born at Chenoa, Ill., Nov. 14, 1868; died at her home in Hesston, Kans., Nov. 21, 1938, after an illness of several months; aged 70 y. 7 d. She spent the early part of her life in Livingston Co., Ill, and while in her youth gave her heart to the Lord and joined the Mennonite Church at Flanagan, Ill. Dec. 22, 1889 she was united in marriage with Eli Kaufman of Walnut Creek, O. The fist twelve years of their married life were spent in Kansas; thence to Seward Co., Neb., for nine years; Harper Co., Kans., for eight years; and, the remaining twenty years of their happily married life at Hesston, Kans. While she was living, her life served as a guiding light to her family and friends; her thoughts were always of others. Five children blessed this union: Harry E. Kaufman and Mrs. C. D. Kaufman, both of Hesston, Kans.; Nettie N. Kaufman, who was claimed by the Lord in infancy; Mrs. E. S. Gingrich of Wichita, Kans.; and Jason G. Kaufman of Centralia, Ill. She also leaves 4 sisters (Mrs. Mary Kaufman, Creston, Mont.; Mrs. Sam Swartzendruber, Wichita, Kans.; Mrs. John Whitaker, LaHabra, Calif.; and Mrs. Barbara Whitaker, Shedds, Oreg.), 2 brothers (Joe Steckly, Didsbury, Canada, and C. C. Steckly, Albany, Oreg.), 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Her exit to the glory world will leave a vacant spot in the lives of her family and her many friends.
Gingrich.-Bishop Abraham B. Gingrich passed away
peacefully at the home of his son near Baden, Ont., after a few
days' illness due to a paralytic stroke; aged 81 y. 10 m. 27 d.
On Sept. 9, 1877, he was married to Lydia Shantz. This union was
blessed with 10 children, his wife and 2 children having predeceased
him (Israel who died in infancy, and Lucinda, Mrs. Addison Snider,
Elmira). These children survive: Cyrus, Ira, Addison, Irwin, and
Mrs. Abram Snider, all of Guernsey, Sask.; Abram, Bridgeport;
Angus, near Baden; Ida (Mrs. Henry Knoll), Elmira. Bro. Gingrich
was ordained to the ministry at Floradale, Ont., Nov. 15, 1896,
serving in that capacity for about ten years, when the call came
for a bishop. He was ordained and served faithfully as long as
he was mentally able. He left many landmarks and especially the
German sermons which we all enjoyed so much. The funeral was held
from the Drisinger funeral home, Wednesday afternoon, Nov. 23,
with further services at the Elmira Mennonite Church. Bro. O.
D. Snider preached from a prayerfully chosen text, Matt. 25: 21,
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant." Bro. Jonas
Snider of Waterloo also took part in the service. Burial in the
"The days were hard, for he was feeble and old,
And longed to rest in the Shepherd's fold;
So God in mercy extended His hand,
To welcome this traveler to a better land."
Moser.-Dorothy Irene, daughter of Martin and Bertha (Bixler) Moser, was born March 11, 1910; died Nov. 20, 1938; aged 28 y. 8 m. 9 d. Her death was due to Bright's disease, which developed in childhood, and which became acute within the past months. During this last illness the conviction grew upon her that she would not remain long on earth. She called for the prayers of the Church and asked for the communion and anointing services, and also made plans for the funeral service. She prayed earnestly for the restoration of her health, but never without submitting the desire to God's perfect will and plan. Two infant brothers (Lawrence and Carl) and 1 sister (Edith) preceded her in death. She leaves her father and mother, sister (Helen), and 3 brothers (Virgil, Claire, and Warren); also many uncles, aunts, cousins, and a large circle of friends. She graduated from Dalton, Ohio, High School in the class of 1930 and attended a term of Bible school at Goshen College. She was a lover of music. At the age of 10 she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Orrville Mennonite Church, Oct. 3, 1920. She was faithful in attendance and duty to all the services of the church. For many years she was an efficient, consistent teacher in the Sunday school; and also served faithfully as chorister. She will be greatly missed in all these services. She was known to be quiet, unassuming, friendly, and unselfish. Patience was one of her outstanding virtues, not only in meeting life's problems and trials, but during her illness as well. Her words were few but were the expression of deep conviction and intelligent thinking. She took careful note of current happenings and world trends. Again and again she expressed her unworthiness before God and prayed constantly that she might be more useful in the service of the Lord. God only knows her ministry of intercession. She spent much time in Bible study and prayer. In the home she was both a faithful, loyal daughter and sister. She always wanted to perform more of the household duties than she was physically able to do. She will be greatly missed in the Church, the community, and especially in the home. She has gone to join the Heavenly Chorus, for which we praise God. Services were conducted at the home and the Kidron Mennonite Church. Ministers - Allen Bixler, William Detweiler, and I. W. Royer. Texts, Job 14:14, 11 Tim. 1: 12. Burial in the nearby cemetery.
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Lichty.-Solomon Raymond, only son of Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Lichty, passed away at the hospital in Kitchener as result of an automobile accident on the Preston Road on Friday evening, Nov. 25, 1938. He was born Feb. 11, 1931, and passed away at the early age of 7 y. 9 m. 15 d. He is survived by his parents and 2 sisters (Elnor and Debora) and adopted brother (Harold), all at home with their parents on the Preston Road; also his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Solomon Leis and Mrs. Catherine Lichty). Funeral services were in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme: "The Chief Comfort in Our Sorrow." 11 Sam. 12: 23.
Schultz.-Emma Schultz was born April 1, 1899, at Moundridge, Kans.; died Nov. 19, 1938; aged 39 y. 7 m. 19 d. She was united in marriage with Bro. Harry Schultz Dec. 16, 1914. To this union were born 12 children. She leaves her husband, 11 children, her mother, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. Her father, 1 brother and 1 infant child preceded her in death. She confessed Christ as her Saviour, united with the Protection Mennonite Church Jan. 4, 1930, and lived a consistent Christian life until death. She was much concerned for the spiritual welfare of the Church and her family. Funeral services were held Nov. 22 in charge of Bros. Charles Schweitzer and S. Enos Miller. Texts, Job 14:14; Jno. 14: 1,2; 1 Sam. 20: 3. Interment in the Protection Mennonite Cemetery.
Kauffman.-Lizzie Cassel, wife of Reuben Kauffman,
was born Dec. 23, 1863; died May 11, 1938. She was a faithful
member of the East Petersburg, Pa., Mennonite Church for many
years, a teacher in the Sunday school, and other church activities.
In her early life, she had been in ill health for a number of
years and was bedfast for about 4 years. She leaves her husband
and the following stepchildren: Elmer N., Manheim; Mrs. Ralph
Hostetter, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Elam Stauffer, Africa; and
Reuben K., of Manheim; also 1 sister (Mrs. Annie Risser of East
Petersburg). Funeral services were held at the home and at East
Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bro. Noah Mack and Bro. Frank Kreider.
"The room is quiet, all is still,
Her place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
But yet we're glad if God saw best
To end her suffering and give her rest." By a Sister.
Miller.-Elton Ray, son of Forrest and Blanche
Miller, was born near Louisville, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1937;
died at the same place, aged 1 y. 1 m. 25 d. He was a very healthy
little child until he contracted whooping cough and later complications
set in which resulted in death. He leaves his parents, 1 sister
(Marilyn), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John D. Miller and Mr.
and Mrs. Samuel Miller, all of Louisville, O.), 2 great-grandparents
(Cathrine Smucker of Louisville, O., and John Goldsmith of Bellefontaine,
O.), 5 uncles, 5 aunts, and many other relatives. One infant brother
(Willard) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at
the home and at he Beech Mennonite Church, conducted by Brethren
J. A. Liechty, Alvin Hostetler, S. J. Miller, and O. N. Johns.
Interment in the church cemetery.
"Another sweet little flower, too tender to stay,
God, in His mercy, again took a darling away;
Not from our memories, hot from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus in Heaven above."
Horst.-Levi, son of David and Anna (Hess) Horst,
was born Feb. 16, 1862; died Nov. 28, 1938; aged 76 y. 9 m. 12
d. On Nov. 1, 1888, he was married to Anna Brenneman who passed
away May 26, 1902. This union was blessed with 5 children, 3 of
whom preceded their father in death: Sarah (in infancy), Ida (Mrs.
Gabriel Heatwole), and Amos B. Horst. On Nov. 22, 1904 he was
married to Barbara Shoup who passed away Oct. 29, 1937. He leaves
3 children (Elmer B. Horst of Apple Creek, Mrs. Ben Lehman of
Dalton, and Mrs. Elmer Deibel of Dalton), 13 grandchildren, and
2 great-grandchildren; also 3 brothers (David of Marshallville,
Frank of North Lawrence, and Jacob of Dalton). He was a member
of the Mennonite Church and was faithful in attendance as long
as health permitted. Funeral services were conducted Nov. 30 at
the home and at the Martin Mennonite Church with Brethren Abram
Good, Benj. Good, and Wm. G. Deweiler officiating. Burial in church
"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."
Richard.-Katie (Widmer) Richard was born in the Canton of Berne Switzerland, Jan. 16, 1863, and came to America 1878. She was converted while still in her native country and united with the Amish Mennonite Church. Later, when she came to Iowa, she transferred her membership to the Sugar Creek congregation of which she was a faithful member at the time of her death. On Nov. 2, 1884 she was united in marriage with Christian Richard. Their family consisted of four children. Her husband preceded her in death Aug. 9, 1928. She was a devoted mother and good neighbor, always ready to lend a helping hand in time of need. About a year ago she broke up housekeeping and came to stay wit her daughter, where she fell peacefully asleep on Nov. 16, 1938; aged 75 y. 10 m. She leaves her 2 sons (Peter and Noah Richard), 2 daughters (Fannie - Mrs. Peter R. Graber, and Ida), 8 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John and Peter) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church near Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 18, conducted by Bros. Simon Gingerich and Willard Leichty. Text, Heb. 13: 14. Interment in the cemetery near the Church.
Schertz.-Marvin Rudy, only son of Rudolph C. and Tillie (Stalter) Schertz, was born Oct. 4, 1918; died at the Mennonite Hospital in Bloomington, Ill., Nov. 22, 1938; aged 20 y. 1 m. 19 d. His immediate illness was only brief, but his health had been failing for several years. This fact did not discourage him or change his plans. He kept right on preparing himself for life, doing what he could. He accepted Christ as his Saviour at the age of 12 and united with the Metamora Mennonite Church. From that time on he was always ready to help in any of the Church activities. Besides this, his genuine Christian living meant much to all his friends, especially to those young men of his age. He graduated from the Roanoke High School in 1936, and has been attending Goshen College since September, 1937. While there, he was not only busy with his classwork, but also was busy in all the activities of the College. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters (Alta E. and Lola M., attending Goshen College, and Doris E., at home), an aged grandmother (Mrs. Mary Schertz of Lowpoint, Ill.), and a grandfather (Joseph Stalter of Flanagan, Ill.). A sister died in infancy . Funeral services in charge of Bro. H. R. Schertz assisted by Bro. S. C. Yoder.
"God understands; it is sweet to know
When we are tired and when the hand of pain
Lies on our hearts, and when we look in vain
For human comfort, that the Heart Divine,
Still understands those cares of yours and mine."
Kolb.-Lizzie, eldest daughter of the late deacon William and Barbara (Heistand) Good, was born in Chester Co., Pa., Oct. 9, 1879; died at her home near Spring City, Pa., Oct. 10, 1938; aged 59 y. 1 d. At the age of sixteen, she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Vincent Mennonite Church, and remained faithful to her Lord until He called her home. On Jan. 2, 1902, she was united in marriage to Amos Kolb, who a few years later (June 7, 1906) was ordained to the ministry at the Vincent Church. To this union 7 sons were born; 2 (Daniel and James) having preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, 5 sons (Arthur, Samuel, Milton, Joseph, and Matthew), 1 foster daughter (Anna Pfaunmiller), 4 brothers, and 3 sisters (Daniel of East Petersburg, William, Laura, Allen, Emma, wife of George Hunsberger; Katie, wife of Paul Sheeler; and Henry of the home community). By her death the home has lost a devoted companion and mother, the Church a faithful helper in the ministerial duties of her husband and as an example of kindness and helpfulness to those in need. She had been afflicted for several weeks with rheumatism which later developed into nypostatic pneumonia. Funeral services were held Oct. 15 at her home by Bro. J. C. Clemens and at the Vincent Church by Brethren Warren Bean and Jacob Moyer. Brethren J. C. Clemens and A. O. Histand conducted the service at the grave in the Vincent Cemetery.
Wiss.-Salome Zook was born in Mifflin Co., Pa.,
Nov. 24, 1854; died Nov. 17, 1938, at the home of her daughter
(Mrs. James Weaver) of Cambria Co., Pa., where she had her home
the last five years. She was confined to bed for almost nine months,
suffering from a complication of diseases, due to old age, but
bore it all very patiently. She was united in marriage to Lewis
Wiss who preceded her in death. To this union were born
3 daughters (Annie, wife of John Esh, who died Dec. 20, 1923;
Lydia, wife of James Weaver; Leah Wiss of Harrisburg). She also
leaves 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. She was the
last of her family to pass over yonder. After short services at
the Weave home the body was taken to the Allensville Mennonite
Church where she was a faithful member. Funeral services were
conducted by Bro. Hiram Wingard of Johnstown and Joshua Zook of
Allensville. Interment in Locust Grove Cemetery near Belleville.
It seems hard to give up one whom we all loved so well, but when
we have that blessed hope, and assurance that she was waiting
and ready to leave this world and be with the loved ones gone
before, we must be willing to submit to Him who does all things
well, knowing that our loss is her eternal gain. Her favorite
"To Canaan's land I'm on my way,
Where the soul (of man) never dies;
My darkest night will turn to day,
Where the soul (of man) never dies." The family.
Troyer.-Jacob A., son of the late Andrew D. and
Dorothy (Yoder) Troyer, was born Dec. 12, 1868, near Charm,
Ohio; died Nov. 17, 1938, near Attica, Kans.; aged 69 y. 11 m.
5 d. When but a child he with his parents moved to Washington
Co., Iowa, where they lived nine years. In 1879 they migrated
to McPherson Co., Kans., where he grew to manhood. At the age
of 30 he united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church, then later
transferred his membership to the Pleasant Valley Church near
Harper, Kans., and lived a faithful member until the Lord called
him home. In 1904 he was married to Lydia Brubaker. To this union
were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. His passing away leaves his
beloved wife, who so faithfully ministered unto his need the last
5 years of his life, Allen of Kiowa, Kathryn (wife of Dan Kauffman),
John, Paul, and Mary at home; also 5 grandchildren, 3 brothers
and 3 sisters (Manas and Abe of Harper, and Fred of Crystal Springs,
Mrs. Mary Shettler of Kalona, Iowa, Mrs. Fanny Stutzman and Mrs.
Kate Ramer of Crystal Springs, Kans. Funeral services were held
Nov. 20 at the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church, conducted by
Bro. Gideon Yoder and Bro. Allen Erb of La Junta, Colo. Text,
John 3: 16. Burial in the Crystal Springs Cemetery.
"'Tis hard to part with Father dear,
No more to see him here;
But yet we're glad if God saw best,
To end his troubles and give him rest." By the Family.
LeFevre.-Phares S., son of George and Susan LeFevre, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., April 27, 1864; died at his home near Sterling, Ill., Dec. 2, 1938; aged 74 y. 7 m. 5 d. He came to Sterling when a young man of 25 years of age. On Nov. 22, 1892, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth, daughter of the late Henry B. and Elizabeth Frey. He was a good neighbor, ever ready to help his fellow man whenever his help was needed. He possessed an unassuming disposition, and the traits of his life were marked by kindliness, unselfishness, and helpfulness. He was not unmindful of the greater things of life, and in May, 1892, he confessed Christ as his personal Saviour, and was received into the fellowship of the Science Ridge Mennonite Church by water baptism. He remained true to his baptismal vow, and his place was seldom vacant in the house of worship. He manifested a keen interest in the affairs of the Church, and for fifteen years he served as one of its trustees. He taught in the Sunday school, and at the time of his passing he was teacher of the aged men's class. Those surviving him are his wife, 1 son (Noah), a daughter Ruth (now Mrs. Victor Herr), 5 grandsons and 1 granddaughter. Five brothers and 3 sisters also survive: E. E. and George of Sterling; T. S. of Brookings, S. Dak.; J. G., Bart, Mrs. H. Baire, Mrs. Anna Beane, and Mrs. M. Knox of Lancaster Pa. Funeral services were held on the 5th from the family home and at the Science Ridge Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. A. C. Good, assisted by Bro. S. E. Graybill of Freeport. A very large gathering of relatives, neighbors, and friends came to pay a last tribute of respect to one they had known and loved so long. Bro. LeFevre left us suddenly, having suffered a stroke in the afternoon, and by 2:30 the next morning he passed away - another clear warning to those who are outside of Christ to prepare to meet their God.
Goshow.-John M., son of Mrs. Harvey H. Derstein was born March 1, 1914 in Franconia, Pa.; died Nov. 19,1938, at his home at Souderton after an illness of four days; aged 24 y. 8 m. 18 d. A heart condition was the cause of his death. He was stricken with infantile paralysis when 3 years of age, the disease crippling and deforming his body, but not affecting his spirit. He enjoyed a large circle of friends for whom he always had a cheery smile and a friendly greeting. Under great handicap he attended school and about eight years ago took employment at the Granite Hosiery Mill. At the time of his death he was in charge of the printing department there. In younger years he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Franconia Mennonite Church. His death came as a shock to all, and he is greatly and sadly missed in the home as a loving son and brother. All was done that loving friends could do to help him, but he kept telling them that he was going to leave. He was conscious until a short time before he sweetly and calmly fell asleep. Besides his mother he is survived by his stepfather, Harvey Derstein, and these brothers: Marvin and Floyd of Souderton, Abram of Lansdale; also these stepsisters: Hannah (Mrs. Howard Freed), Blanche (Mrs. Granville Moyer), Mamie (Mrs. Garret Nice), Katie (Mrs. Mahlon Frederick), Irene, and Naomi Derstein at home. The grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Goshow of Franconia) also survive. He was preceded in death by a father and sister. Brief funeral services were held at the home Nov. 24, conducted by Bro. Abram G. Clemmer, with further services at the Souderton Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. J. C. Clemens and Jacob Moyer. Text: Psa. 103:14-18. Interment in the Franconia Mennonite Cemetery.
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Bucher.-Mary A., widow of the late Levi B. Bucher, died after a few weeks' illness, Dec .1, 1938, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. G. Norman Herr), Millersville, Pa., aged 76 years. She is survived by the following children: Levi C., New Holland, Pa.; Anna, wife of Mahlon G. Shoemaker, Kirkwood, Pa.; J. Milton, Quarryville, Pa.; Mary, wife of Edgar W. Hoyt, River Edge, N. J.; Elva, wife of G. Norman Herr; also by a brother (John A. Buckwalter of Fentress, Va.), 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mechanics Grove Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held Dec. 4 at the home of her son, J. Milton Bucher (with whom she had her home for the past 11 years) and at Mechanics Grove Church, conducted by Brethren A. D. Metzler and Clayton Keener. Buried in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Hooley.-Paul Jacob Hooley was born April 26,1893, at Garden City, Mo.; died Nov. 30, 1938, at his home near Hammett, Idaho, after an illness of nearly 5 days caused by a blood clot on the brain; aged 45 y. 7 m. 4 d. June 28, 1914, he was united in marriage to Alta Hostetler, to which union 6 children were born all of whom survive him: Elsie, Leroy, Ervin, Wesley, Mylin, and Marilyn. He was a kind, loving father and will be greatly missed in the home. He also leaves his aged grandparents, D. Y. Hooley and wife of Harper, Kans., 5 sisters and 6 brothers. He was converted and joined the Mennonite church while yet a young man. Nov. 27, 1927, he was ordained to the ministry at Limon, Colo., and remained a devoted servant to the cause to the end of his life. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. N. A. Lind, assisted by Bro. D. A. Good and Bro. A. M. Shenk, at the Baptist church in Mountain Home. Interment in the Mountain Home Cemetery.
Martin.-Simeon Martin, aged 76 y. 9 m. 24 d.,
who was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., died following a lengthy illness.
He was married to Rebecca Bauman who preceded him in death nearly
5 months. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Ephraim Shantz of Waterloo,
with whom he resided the last 14 months; and Louida, Mrs. Ervine
Weber, Blair), 3 sons (Nelson, East Palestine, Ohio; Angus, Elmira,
Ont.; Rufus, St. Jacobs, Ont.), 2 sisters (Mrs. D. B. Shantz,
Buffalo, N. Y.; Mrs. Allan Shantz, Waterloo, Ont.), 16 grandchildren
and 7 great-grandchildren, 3 sons and 1 daughter died in infancy.
He was a member of the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, at which place
the funeral was held by Brethren Oliver D. Snider and Roy S. Koch.
"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."
Berg.-Lewis S. Berg was born in Stark Co., Ohio,
Feb. 8, 1864; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilmer Horst
near Dalton, O., Nov. 30, 1938; aged 74 y. 9 m. 22 d. On Sept.
28, 1886, he was united in marriage to Minerva Edwards. To this
union were born 11 children. Those who survive are: Ira A., Dalton,
O.; Mrs. Mae Hammond, Canton, O.; Mrs. Osee Zernechel, Cleveland,
O.; Mrs. Elizabeth Rudolph, West Lebanon, O.; Mrs. Florence Horst,
Dalton, O.; Mrs. Goldie Moriarity, Canton, O.; and Marion, Wooster,
O; also 5 sisters and 18 grandchildren, and many other distant
relatives survive. In early manhood he gave his heart to Jesus
and his hand to the Brethren in Christ Church at Sippo, Ohio.
In 1910 he was ordained to the ministry of the Gospel which charge
to him was sacred, and held faithful till death. He became a writer
of worth on many important Bible subjects, a number having appeared
in the Gospel Herald. He had carefully planned his own funeral
services which were held at Pleasant View Church near North Lawrence,
Ohio, Dec. 3. Services in charge of Wm. Myers, Sippo, O.; I. J.
Buchwalter, Dalton, O.; M. L. Doner, Ashland, O.; Bishop Swalm,
Ontario, Can.; S. Heisey, ---- Frick, Louisville, O.; ---- Hostetler,
North Lawrence, O. Funeral large attended.
Miller.-Roy, eldest son of Bro. and Sister Norman Miller, was born near Springs, Pa., Aug. 15, 1907; died in the Memorial Hospital, Cumberland, Md., Dec. 4, 1938; aged 31 y. 3 m. 19 d. Death was caused by gangrene poison setting in after he had been accidentally wounded while hunting. He was married Aug. 18, 1928, to Viola Mae Wiley. To this happy union were born 3 daughters (Leona, Virginia, and Darlene). His beloved wife and children all remain to mourn his early departure; also his parents, one grandmother, and the following brothers and sisters: Ralph, Grantsville, Md.; Paul, Harrisonburg, Va.; Alton, Grace, and Viola at home. He united with the Springs Mennonite Church at the age of 14 years. He remained faithful to his Lord and church, serving always in any capacity he was asked to serve. Funeral services wee held Dec. 7 at the Springs Church with Bros. Roy Otto and Ressly Tressler in charge. Texts, Rev. 2: 10 and Jas. 4: 14.
"We come, we live, we die, we go,
And tho' we know not how;
But to God's holy will,
Our heads we gently bow." The Family.
Ramer.-Christian, son of Jonas and ---- (Hoover) Ramer, was born Dec. 18, 1859, at Markham, Ont.; died Nov. 7, 1938, at his late home North Markham; aged 78 y. 10 m. 20 d. He was converted in early manhood and in 1882 united with the Mennonite Church at Widemans congregation near Markham. He was married to Melissa Grove. One child born to this union died in infancy. Although they had no family of their own, they faithfully served the Lord and the Church, and were lovers of their fellow men, and served in a large measure in this way. Bro. Ramer was of quiet disposition, but throughout many years of poor health and suffering he remained faithful to his Lord, desiring to go home and be at rest. He is survived by his sorrowing companion and two brothers (John and Samuel both of Markham). Funeral services were held Nov. 10 at the home by Bro. A. D. Grove and at the Wideman Church by Bro. P. G. Lehman and Bro. Grove. Text, Jno. 14: 1-4. Burial in Wideman's Cemetery.
"A few more meetings here,
Shall cheer us on our way;
And we shall reach the endless rest,
The eternal Sabbath day.
Then oh, my Lord, prepare
My soul for that great day;
Oh wash me in Thy precious blood,
And take my sins away."
Kremer.-Andrew Kremer was born Aug. 1, 1860, in Comblaine, a suburb of Nancy, France; died Dec. 9, 1938, in the home of his son Jacob Kremer in Seward, Neb., after only a few days of serious sickness due to an internal cancer; aged 78 y. 4 m. 8 d. In February, 1870, he came with his parents to America, settling in Livingston Co., Ill. In February, 1882, he came to Seward Co., Neb., where he lived the remainder of his life. On March 11, 1883, he was joined in marriage to Susan Burkey. To this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in youth, united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. His wife preceded him in death March 26, 1938. Two brothers (Emil and Joseph) and 1 sister (Ellen) also preceded him. He is survived by all of his children (Edwin of Lincoln, Neb.; Ben of Aurora, Neb.; Jacob of Seward Neb.; Joseph and Amos of Milford, Neb.; Mrs. D. A. Eicher of Albuquerque, N. Mex.) He is also survived by a brother (Ben of Milford), a sister (Mrs. Annie Claudin of Peoria, Ill.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 11 at the Milford A. M. Church, conducted by Bro. Warren A. Eicher. Text, Rev. 14: 13. Interment in Milford A. M. Cemetery.
"Rest on, dear father, your labors are o'er,
Your toiling hands will toil no more;
A faithful father, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."
Gingrich.-John W., son of Henry and Elizabeth (Garmen) Gingrich, was born in Juniata Co., Pa., Jan. 10, 1856; died Nov. 30, 1938, at the Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital in Hastings, Neb.; aged 82 y. 10 m. 20 d. In 1876 he moved to Illinois, remaining there for a few years. In 1882 he moved to Adams Co., Neb., locating on a farm near Ayr. He lived on this farm until 8 years ago, when he moved to Roseland, Nebr., where he was living at the time of his death. Dec. 15, 1887, he was united in marriage to Sarah Ebersole of Lancaster Co., Pa. To this union were born 4 sons and 2 daughters, all of whom survive. Surviving also are his wife, 6 grandchildren, 1 brother (Marshall of Albany, Oreg.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Ida Snyder, of Ayr, Neb.; Mrs. Lydia Martin and Emma Gingrich of Albany, Oreg.). The children are Ira, William, Mrs. Mary Hargleroad, Albert and Edwin; all living in the home community; and Mabel, at home. Dec. 15, 1937, Bro. and Sister Gingrich celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Bro. Gingrich had always enjoyed good health until about three months ago. He united with the Roseland Mennonite Church in young manhood, in which he retained a deep interest until the time of his death. He will be missed in the home, in the Church, and in the community of which he was a part. Funeral services were held Dec. 3 at the home and at the Roseland Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. D. G. Lapp, assisted by Bro. Sumner Williams. Text, Num. 23: 10, latter clause. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
High.-Alfred Leslie, son of Benjamin and Sarah C. High, was born in Lincoln Co., Ont., Sept. 16, 1877; died at his late residence, on the Isaac G. Culp farm near Vineland, Ont., Nov. 20, 1938, after a somewhat prolonged illness due to a heart weakness; aged 61 y. 2 m. 4 d. He was united in marriage to Sister Alda, daughter of the late Isaac G. and Matilda (Wismer) Culp, March 4, 1903. This union was blessed with 4 sons (Isaac, Daniel, Norman and Alfred), who with their mother survive the departed father and husband. His mother, 3 brothers (Philip, Daniel and William) and a sister (Mrs. Loyal Martin) also survive him. During a series of meetings held by John S. Coffman in the Moyer Church near Vineland in June, 1895, Bro. High confessed faith in Christ. Later in the year he was received into the Mennonite Church, his wife also being one of the group of young people received. He was always faithful in his duties and enjoyed the Christian life and fellowship. For some years he served as one of the trustees of the Church. His place and presence in the congregation will be missed by the brotherhood, and those who knew him and associated with him as neighbor and friends will feel keenly the loss of one who was esteemed and loved among them. Funeral services were held on Nov. 23, in the presence of a large concourse of friends and neighbors. Services conducted by S. F. Coffman, with the assistance of Brethren A. L. Fretz, B. B. Shantz, and L. J. Burkholder. Text, 11 Kings 2: 12. Interment in the Vineland Cemetery.
Wideman.-Samuel, son of Jacob and Mary (Burkholder) Wideman, was born near Markham, Ont., Nov. 7, 1861; died at his late home near Almira, Ont., Oct. 22, 1938; aged 76 y. 11 m. 15 d. He enjoyed good health throughout his life, until five years ago, when he suffered a stroke, followed by several others which caused him to gradually grow weaker, although suffering no pain. He enjoyed the use of all his faculties, and was conscious until he suddenly passed away. At the age of 21 he was converted and united with the Mennonite Church. In 1889 he was married to Elsie Ann Hoover. To this union were born 5 sons and 1 daughter (Jacob, Willis, Roy, Isadore, Joseph, and Mary Frances) and also 20 grandchildren. Grandfather's passing was the first break in the entire family circle. In 1892 he was ordained to the ministry, and in 1895 he was ordained a bishop; faithfully serving his Master until he was called to come higher.
For the past four generations in his family lineage there has been either a minister or bishop in the Mennonite Church. His grandfather (Henry Wideman) came from Montgomery Co., Pa., to Markham in 1803 as a minister. In 1810 he was killed by a falling tree, at the age of 53. It is said he was the first Mennonite bishop in Canada. Henry' son (Adam) followed him in the ministry, as did also Adam's son (Jacob). As a family they endeavored to faithfully serve the Lord and the Church and are now awaiting the resurrection of the righteous to meet the Lord in the air.
Funeral services were held on Oct. 25 at the late home by Bro. A. D. Grove. At the Heise Hill (Brethren in Christ, Tunker) Church, by the brethren Thomas Doner of Clarence Center, N. Y., Alvin Winger of Heise Hill Church, Oscar Burkholder (Sermon: Rev. 14:13), and A. D. Grove. The brethren, L. J. Burkholder and C. F. Derstine, led in prayer.
"We miss you from our home, dear father,
We miss you from your place.
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
We miss the sunshine from your face.
We miss your kind and loving hand,
Your fond and earnest care;
Our home is dark without you,
We miss you everywhere."
Brenneman.-Joseph C., son of Christian and Katharine Brenneman, was born near Kalona, Ia., Oct. 7, 1877; died at his late home Dec. 4, 1938; aged 61 y. 1 m. 27 d. Dec. 3, 1903, he was united in marriage to Alice Swartzendruber, who preceded him in death, April 9, 1938. The following children were born to this union: Maynard, of Wellman; Eliza, wife of I. Mark Ross, Hesston, Kans.; Mary Ellen, Ruth, and Mildred, at home. He accepted Christ in his youth and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, where he served in various capacities: superintendent of the Sunday school for 13 years. On Oct. 11, 1917 he was ordained a deacon, and two years later was ordained to the ministry. He was President of the Iowa-Nebraska District Mission Board since its organization, also served as member on the Local Board of the Iowa City Mission.
Beside the immediate family he leaves 2 brothers (Peter C., of Wellman and William of Kalona), 3 sisters (Mrs. A. B. Gingerich, Mrs. J. G. Marner, Mrs. Dan Gasho, all of Kalona). About March of this year it became evident that his health was failing. His family and close friends did not realize the seriousness of his condition, until several months ago, when it was found that he was suffering from Bright's disease and other complications. The direct cause of his death was evidently apoplexy.
Bro. Brenneman had always enjoyed good health until his last illness, and the multiplied duties and responsibilities no doubt hastened his end. He lived his entire life in the community where he was born and died, and his sudden passing was a shock to the entire community, especially to his fellow ministers in the East Union congregation, whose fellowship they enjoyed for 21 years; also by the congregation as a faithful minister, who always had their welfare at heart. Under his ministry many have grown to manhood and womanhood, and will always remember him as one who helped them in many of their problems, and through his influence have been directed in their decisions. His death is also mourned by the community at large, because of his ministry and public life, through which he won for himself the respect and friendship of many warm friends. Truly the Scripture, "Well done, thou good and faithful servant" is a fitting tribute to his life.
"Dearest father, thou hast left us,
And our loss we keenly feel;
'Tis God in heaven who bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal."
Funeral services were held at the home and at the East Union Church Dec. 6 in charge of Bro. John Y. Swartzendruber, assisted by Bro. Paul Erb from Hesston, Kans. (preaching the sermon from the test, 1 Cor. 15: 55), and Bros. Abner G. Yoder, Edward Diener, Perry Blosser, and Simon Gingerich. D.J.F.
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Durst.-Harrison Edward, son of Bro. and Sister
Jonas Durst was born June 16,1919; died Dec. 12, 1938,
aged 19 y. 5 m. 27 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters,
and 4 brothers. He united with the Mennonite Church at Springs,
Pa., at the age of 17. He was a boy of rather a quiet disposition
and took a very nice attitude toward the Church and spiritual
things. Funeral services were in charge of Brethren Roy Otto and
Enos.-Mary Emma, daughter of John and Jane (Philippi) Enos, was born May 15, 1867; died Dec. 16, 1938, at the home of her sister and brother-in-law, Bro. and Sister Aaron Loucks, in west Scottdale, Pa.; aged 71 y. 7 m. 8 d. She is survived by 4 brothers and 2 sisters. She was of quiet disposition and had many friends. Funeral services in the home, Dec. 18, conducted by J. L. Horst and Daniel Kauffman. Text, 1 Sam. 20: 3, latter clause. Burial in Nebo Cemetery near Melcroft, Pa.
Burkholder.-Mary Hoover, widow of the late Peter Burkholder, was born in Markham, Ont., July 21, 1860; died Dec. 7, 1938, at the home of her daughter after a short illness; aged 78 y. 4 m. 16 d. She was a daughter of the late Abraham and Francis Hoover. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Two daughters survive: Mrs. Levi Drudge (with whom she made her home since the passing of her companion six years ago), and Mrs. Enoch Honsberger of Kitchener, Ont. The funeral was held Dec. 9, 1938, at Wideman's Church with services in charge of Bros. Abraham Smith, Thomas Reesor, and Fred Nighswander. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Bellar.-John K. Bellar was born March 14, 1887, near O'Neill, Neb.; died Dec. 7, 1938, near Leadville, Colo., aged 51 y. 8 m. 23 d. He was married to Jennie Schweitzer of Milford, Neb., in April, 1916. To this union were born 6 sons and 5 daughters; namely Clayton, Floyd, John, James, Francis, Ralph, Evelyn, Ruth, Doris, Mary, and Mildred. He leaves his wife, 11 children, his mother, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and many other relatives. He accepted Christ as his Saviour and joined the Mennonite Church in his youth, in which faith he died. Funeral services were held at O'Neill, Neb., Dec. 11 in charge of Wm. R. Eicher of Milford, Neb. Interment in Mennonite Cemetery north of O'Neill, adjoining the church.
Beiler.-Levi K., son of Eli and Sarah (Kenagy) Beiler, was born near Belleville, Pa., Feb. 21, 1852; died at the home of Bro. Herman King, Cass Co., Mo. (where he had been tenderly cared for during the past few months), Dec. 13, 1938; aged 86 y. 9 m. 22 d. He grew to manhood in Mifflin Co., Pa., and there united with the Amish Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member until his death. His father, mother, sister Rebecca, brother Menno, and an infant brother preceded him in death; also all his uncles and aunts. His only relatives living are a number of cousins. He was never married. He always lived a quiet, unassuming life. The funeral was conducted at Sycamore Grove Church by I. G. Hartzler and S. S. Hershberger. Texts, Heb. 13: 14; 11 Sam. 19: 37. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery, bu the side of his parents.
Shaum.-Valeria Mae, daughter of Bro. Warren C. and Sister Amy (Good) Shaum, was born Sept. 22, 1921, near Riley, Alta.; died Dec. 10, 1938, near Wakarusa, Ind.; aged 17 y. 2 m. 18d. At the age of 10 she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Holdeman congregation, where she was a regular attendant as long as health permitted. She was greatly concerned in the spiritual welfare of her associates and especially those girls in her immediate Sunday school class. She was fully resigned to the Lord's will, expressing herself as ready to go or stay as the Lord saw fit. She was always cheerful and happy, which was a great encouragement to those who ministered to her needs in her year of affliction. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 2 sisters (Florence Marie and Elsie Ferne); her grandparents (Bro. and Sister Leander Shaum of Wakarusa), and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church, conducted by D. A. Yoder and S. L. Weldy.
"However painful it may be,
To know that Valeria is gone;
The thought is sweet that we shall see
Her in that heavenly home."
Martin.-Daniel, son of Solomon W. and Anna (Martin) Martin, was born near New Holland, Pa., July 27, 1865; died Aug. 8, 1938; aged 73 y. 11 d. He was married to Sallie V. McNamee who preceded him in death 35 years ago, Nov. 24, 1903. To this union were born 6 children: Charles W., Hagerstown, Md.; John H., Maugansville, Md.; Albert, Benevola, Md.; Anna Lee (Ebersole), Kenneth Square, Pa.; Lucy May (Reiff), Hagerstown, Md.; and Elmer who died in infancy. He is also survived by 3 brothers (John, Maugansville, Md.; Solomon, New Holland, Pa.; and Eli, Hagerstown, Md.) And 1 sister (Lizzie) who resided with him for many years. He confessed Christ and united with the Reiff's Mennonite Church in early age. We believe he lived a devoted Christian life and his sudden death has left many sorrowful hearts. Funeral services were conducted at the home and at the Cedar Grove Mennonite Church by John F. Grove. Text: 1 Thess. 4: 13.. Burial in the Reiff's Cemetery. Peace to his ashes.
Witmer.-Elizabeth B. Witmer, aged 84 years, died Dec.
6, 1938, at her home in Millersville, Pa. Death came suddenly
and was attributed to a heart condition. She was a member of the
Masonville Mennonite Church for many years. He husband, Martin
F., preceded her in death twelve years. She is survived by four
sorrowing children (Leah H., wife of Amos M. Becker of Millersville,
Alice H. at home, Levi H. of Manor View, and Lizzie H., wife of
Christina E. Breneman of Masonville), 2 sisters (Mrs. Margaret
Helman of Lancaster Pa., and Mrs. Daniel Landis of the Oreville
Mennonite Home of Lancaster Co.), and 11 grandchildren. She lived
to see all her grandchildren in the Church, which was a blessing
to her. She was afflicted with blindness for eight years, but
bore her suffering patiently, waiting for the Lord to come and
take her Home. She has gone to join the angel band and to meet
her beloved husband who has gone on before. Funeral services were
held Dec. 9 at the home by Bro. Landis M. Shertzer and at the
Masonville Mennonite Church by Bro. Christian K. Lehman, assisted
by Bro. John K. Charles. Interment in he adjoining cemetery.
"We thank our God for such a mother,
And for the prayers for us she's prayed.
Great and blessed we shall call her,
And may her precepts be obeyed. By her Children.
Roth.-Lena (Guth) Roth was born at Washington, Ill., Oct. 30, 1870; died at her home near Milford, Neb., Dec. 1, 1938; aged 68 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was married to Jacob Roth Jan. 21, 1897. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and joined herself to the Mennonite Church in her early youth, and remained faithful to the end. She was a devoted companion and a loving mother. To this union were born six children (Amos, Alvin, Arthur, at home; Clara Wyse of Wayland, Ia.; Sadie Hostetler of Woodriver, Neb.; Lester of Garden City, Mo.), all of whom remain to mourn her death. She also leaves her grief-stricken husband, 20 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Peter, Daniel and Amos of Peoria, Illinois), besides many other relatives and friends. Her father, mother, and 1 brother preceded her in death. Three months ago gangrene set in in her foot, which caused her much pain and suffering at times, but she bore it all patiently. Funeral services were held Dec. 4, at West Fairview Church, in charge of Wm. R. Eicher and Geo. Miller. Interment in cemetery adjoining the church.
"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
Rest on, dear mother, thy labor is o'er;
God called you home to suffer no more,
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."
Good.-Emma, daughter of Joseph and Hannah (Roush) Martin,
was born on March 5, 1885, at Hopedale, Ill.; died at the St.
Anthony Hospital at Michigan City, Ind., Nov. 14, 1938; aged 53
y. 8 m. 9 d. On Dec. 17, 1905, she was married to Andrew Good
of Fisher, Ill. For some time they made their home at Hopedale,
then resided in Shelby Co., later moving to Champaign Co., but
since the spring of 1918, they have made their home near Kouts,
Ind. She accepted the Mennonite faith in her youth, and at the
time of her death was a member of the Hopewell Mennonite Church
near Kouts. Death followed a goiter operation that was performed
Nov. 10. She seemed to be getting along nicely, when on Monday
morning the community was shocked to learn of her death early
in the morning. Apparently her heart was too weak to stand the
shock. She leaves a sorrowing husband, 2 sons (Ora and Clarence
of Valparaiso), and 2 daughters (Aldine at home, and Nellie at
Valparaiso); also 1 brother (Elmer Martin of Hopedale, Ill.),
and three sisters (Leah, Mrs. E. T. Eash of Hopedale, Ill.; Bertha,
Mrs. Lewis Birky of Valparaiso, Ind.; and Anna, Mrs. Joseph Good
of LaCrosse, Ind.); also 1 granddaughter (Mary Geraldine) beside
many more relatives and friends. One sister (Mrs. Mary Gingerich
of Kouts) preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Nov.
16 at the home, and at Hopewell Mennonite Church near Kouts, conducted
by Brethren Dean Birky of Kouts and Simon Litwiller of Minier,
Ill. Text5 1 Cor. 15: 55,56. Interment in Hopewell Mennonite Cemetery.
By the Family.
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