Gospel Herald Obituaries - May, 1940

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 Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 5 - May 2, 1940 ---- page 110, 111, 112.

Chambers. --- Illiam Henry, son of William and Charlotte Chambers, was born in Carlton, Bedfordshire, England, Jan. 8, 1871. He was married to Kate Misseldine, of the same place, Sept. 3, 1903. They came to Canada in the year 1913, locating with his family in Lincoln Co., Ont., where they have since resided. He died at his late residence near Vineland, Ont., Feb. 22, 1940. He was a man of strong physical ability and mentally alert, having read widely of worthwhile literature. In his later years, when physically disabled, he gave much of his attention to spiritual interests, particularly to matters of fundamental Biblical teaching and practice, always turning conversations toward faith in God and in Jesus Christ in whom he fully trusted. He leaves his sorrowing companion, a daughter (Margery, wife of David W. C. Coffman), and a son (Harold, minister of the Baptist Church at Bothwell, Ont.). Funeral services were conducted from the funeral home at Beamsville, and at the Vineland Mennonite Church, by S. F. Coffman. Text, I Tim. 1: 19. Interment in the Vineland Cemetery.

Culp. --- Mary Martha Feight Culp, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, July 1, 1860; died April 15, 1940; aged 79 y. 9 m. 14 d. Dec. 25, 1884, she was united in marriage with Samuel D. Culp of Columbiana, Ohio. To this union were born 1 daughter (Mrs. Florence Heberling of Caulfield, Ohio), and 3 sons (Harrison and Walter of Columbiana, and Norman, who preceded his mother in death). Surviving are her husband, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and 3 brothers (Samuel Feight of Columbiana; Ellsworth of Salem, and Jonas of Ashtabula Harbor, O.). She with her husband united with the Mennonite Church thirty-seven years ago. She was a woman of not many words, faithful to her home and Church. Funeral services were held at the Medway Mennonite Church April 13, in charge of Brethren A. J. Steiner and S. A. Yoder. Interment in Midway Cemetery.

Esch. --- Lydia, daughter of the late Sarah (Yoder) and Eli Beiler, was born June 5, 1861; died April 3, 1940; aged 78 y. 10 m. 3 d. She was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years. She was married to Christian Esch, who preceded her in death 30 years ago. Two children survive: Mary, wife of Alfred Sweigart, Parkesburg, Pa., with whom she resided; and Lloyd, of New Holland; also 6 grandchildren, and 5 half-brothers (John Hertzler, of Lancaster; Joseph, of Elverson; Daniel, of Morgantown; Christ, of Kansas; and Isaiah, of Ohio).

"Mother was tired and weary,
Weary with toil and with pain;
Put by her glasses and rocker,
She will not need them again,
Into heaven's mansions she's entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years of life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
--Her daughter.

Freed. --- Eleazer A. Freed, was born Dec. 13, 1860, near Harleysville, Pa.; died suddenly Feb. 29, 1940, of a heart attack at the home of his son Russell, near Vernfield, Pa.; aged 79 y. 2 m. 16 d. He is survived by 2 daughters: Maggie (Mrs. Morris Hackman) of near Morwood; Susie (Mrs. Abram Heebner), of near Telford; and 1 son (Russell), of near Vernfield; also 9 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers. He was preceded in death by his wife (Susie), who also died suddenly of a heart attack, Nov. 11, 1937; also 2 grandchildren, 3 brothers, and 1 sister. He was a member of the Franconia Mennonite congregation. Funeral services were held March 5 at the home of his son Russell, conducted by Bro. Elmer M. Moyer of the Vernfield Brethren Church, and at the Franconia Church by Bros. Menno Souder and Abram Derestine. Burial in adjoining cemetery. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8 (which Father had selected).

"God saw fit to take Mother and Father from us,
Up in heaven, there so high;
Angels took them, oh, so sudden.
With no time to say good-by."
--A Daughter.

Glick. ---Menno B., son of the late Christian and Elizabeth (Beiler) Glick, was born in December, 1864, at Intercourse, Pa.; died April 10, 1940, at his home at Oyster Point, Va., of pneumonia; aged 76 y. 4 m. At the age of 18 he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. He was He was a faithful and consistent member. He was a trustee for the church at Oyster Point for many years. On Dec. 13, 1888, he was married to Minnie Yoder of Wayne Co., Ohio. From Ohio they moved to Oyster Point, Va. He leaves his wife and the following children and brothers and sisters: Hazel, at home; Wayne, Kentucky; Ralph, Orlando, Fla.; a sister (Mrs. A. B. Stoltzfoos, Gap, Pa.), 4 brothers (Jacob, Lancaster, Pa.; Samuel, Navron, Pa.; Amos, Belleville, Pa.; Christian, Sugarcreek, O). Two brothers preceded him in death. He also leaves nieces and nephews and many friends to mourn his death. Brief services were held at the house with public services as the Oyster Point Church conducted by Bros. Geo. Brunk and Orie Yoder. He was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

"Hope bids the anguished heart rejoice,
Though earthly ties are riven;
What boundless joy to meet again.
In yonder peaceful heaven."
--His sister.

Harkins. --- Hannah, daughter of the late Charles and Mary (Herr) Foreman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., March 9, 1866; died March 22, 1940; at the home of her daughter, Mary, Lititz, Pa.; aged 74 y. 13 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful until death. On March 25, 1890, she was united in marriage to Daniel Harkins. To this union were born 1 son (Elmer, who preceded her in death), and 6 daughters (Ada, wife of Rohrer Burkhart, Lititz, Pa.; Mary, Lititz, Pa.; Ina, wife of Jacob M. Chambers, Willow Street, Pa.; Mabel, wife of Tobias S. Denlinger, Strasburg, Pa.; Fannie, wife of Raymond H. Wenger, Linville, Va.; Lenora, wife of Amos D. Wenger, Jr., Fentress, Va.), 1 daughter-in-law (Mrs. Alice Harkins, Willow Street, Pa.), 1 sister (Annie Foreman, Oreville Mennonite Home), and 14 grandchildren. About two years ago she suffered a severe illness. The Lord graciously restored her to us again, and she enjoyed reasonably good health until one week before her death, when she was stricken with cerebral hemorrhage. She never spoke again, but smiled in loving recognition to those who kindly cared for her in her last illness. We feel that a sweet and tender influence has gone out of our lives with Mother's passing but we cherish precious memories of a kind, faithful companion, a patient, self-sacrificing mother, who devotion to God and the Church and whose loving concern for us warms our hearts and inspires us to a closer walk with God. Though our hearts are lonely and we miss a mother's love and sympathy that always abided, we rejoice in her abundant entrance into the presence of Him whom she loved and served all her life. "No more toil, no more tears, no more sickness, no more death." Funeral services were conducted March 25 at the home in charge of Bro. Milton Brackbill, and at the New Providence Mennonite Church in charge of Br. Stoner Krady, assisted by Bro. Abram Metzler. Text (which Mother selected), Psa. 23: 4. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"When fadeth the day and dark shadows draw nigh,
With Christ close at hand, it is not death to die;
He'll wipe ev'ry tear, roll away ev'ry care,
We'll say 'good-night' here, but 'good-morning' up there."

Hilty. --- Infant son of W. G. and Minnie (Greider) Hilty was born April 9; died April 12, near Medway, O. A brief service was conducted in the home by Bro. N. E. Troyer. Burial in Medway Mennonite Cemetery.

"The sweet little bud, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took Darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus in heaven above.
---N.E.

Knepp. --- Jacob A., son of Levi and Susan Knepp, was born in Johnson Co., Ia., April 12, 1940; aged 75 y. 24 d. Jan. 13, 1891, he was united in marriage to Nancy, daughter of Bishop Peter J. Kinsinger, of Sharon Center, Ia. To this union 7 children were born, 4 of whom, 2 sons and 2 daughters, preceded him in death. He is survived by his widow, 2 daughters (Mrs. Henry Brenneman, and Mrs. Truman Yoder, both of Kalona), 1 son (Floyd, of Washington, Iowa), 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers (his twin, John H., of Sharon Twp., and Levi of Goshen, Ind.), and a large number of relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth, united with the East Union Mennonite Church, and was a faithful and consistent member until death. He lived his entire life in the Sharon community, with the exception of a year and one half, when they lived in Washington and later moved to Kalona, where he died. He was always active and enjoyed good health until May 28, 1937, when he was stricken with paralysis and was confined to his bed since that time. He bore his lot patiently, was always cheerful, and enjoyed the visits of his many friends who called on him during his long illness. He was of a kind and cheerful disposition, a devoted and loving father and husband, a good neighbor, which naturally drew to himself many friends. Funeral services were held at East Union and burial in the Schrock Cemetery, near Sharon, conducted by Ed Shetler and D. J. Fisher.

"Father, again, we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
Then in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tears are shed."

Lehman. --- John E. Lehman, a retired farmer, died early Sunday morning, March 17, 1940, at his home near Chambersburg; aged 80 y. He was a member of the Salem United Brethren Church for many years. Surviving are his widow (Emma Huber Lehman), 1 daughter (Mrs. Bruce Robertson, of Chambersburg), 1 son (S. Blain Lehman, of Carlisle), a sister (Martha E. Lehman of Chambersburg), and a brother (Benjamin E. Lehman, of Chambersburg), also 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Salem United Brethren Church. Text, Rev. 22: 14. Burial in Salem Cemetery.

Marsh. --- Carl, son of John and Jennie (Cramer) Marsh, was born in Johnstown, Pa., Oct. 14, 1886; died in the Windber Hospital, March 11, 1940; aged 53 y. 4 m. 25 d. He is survived by his widow, Grace (Wingard) Marsh, 2 sons (Harrison and Tilford), 1 daughter (Ilene); also his mother (Jennie Marsh) and the following brothers and sisters: Phil and Lloyd Marsh, Mrs. Melvin Thomas, Mrs. C. C. Lehman, Mrs. Lewis Bloom, Mrs. W. A. Lehman, and Gardilla Berkebile. His father and 1 daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Paul Wingard by Bro. Hiram Wingard, and at the Weaver Mennonite Church by Bro. Sanford G. Shetler. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller. --- Ivan LeRoy, only son of Bro. and Sister LeRoy Miller, Hutchinson, Kans., died April 2, 1940; aged 1 y. 6 m. 11 d. He leaves to mourn his early death his sorrowing parents, also his grandparents (Bro. and Sister Percy Miller and Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Casper, all of Hutchinson, Kans.). Funeral services were held April 4 at the Johnson & Sons Funeral Home in Hutchinson, in charge of Bro. J. G. Hartzler. Text, II Sam. 12: 23.
Interment in East Side Cemetery.

Miller. --- Jerry J., son of Joseph and Elizabeth Miller, was born Oct. 12, 1856, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died April 5, 1940; aged 83 y. 5 m. 23 d. He lived within a mile of his birthplace until 1912, when he moved to Middlebury, where he lived since. He was the last of a family of 11 children. About fifty-four years ago he was united in marriage to Lucy Erb, who preceded him in death eighteen years. A son, Albert, was born to this union, who died at the age of eighteen months. They reared two foster children; namely Otto C. Miller of Elkhart and Mrs. W. L. Miller (Kathryn) of Blissfield, Mich. They survive and also 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren, a number of nephews and nieces, and many friends who mourn his departure. He was an expert mechanic, at which trade he worked all of his life. In his younger years, he found his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which he has been a faithful member since. He was unusually healthy for a man of his age, until he was stricken with his last sickness and quietly passed away. Funeral services were held April 8 at the Warren St. Mennonite Church by E. A. Sommer and S. S. Yoder.

Mosemann. --- Lena H., eldest daughter of the late Philip and Elizabeth (Herr) Mosemann, was born Nov. 14, 1876; died at her late home in Lancaster, Pa., March 6, 1940, in her 64th year. She was converted in her teen age, united with the Mennonite Church, and continued in this fellowship until the end. Her twin brother (Philip) passed away July 19, 1939; also her brother John (late bishop), Aug. 28, 1938. She is survived by these brothers and sisters: David (minister), Abram, Elizabeth and Barbara, all of Lancaster, and Christ of Ephrata. She leaves nephews and nieces, all of whom were especially dear to her and for whose welfare she was deeply concerned. She bore her suffering with unusual patience and fortitude. Funeral services were held March 9 at her home by Bro. Jacob E. Brubaker and at E. Chestnut St. Church by Bro. J. K. Charles and Bro. Stoner Krady. Text, II Cor. 4: 17. Burial in Mellinger's Cemetery.

Myers. --- Katie H., daughter of the late Jacob and Martha (Harnish) Stauffer, was born at New Danville, Pa., Dec. 31, 1892; died at her home near Talmage, Pa., March 12, 1940; aged 47 y. 2 m. 11 d. She is survived by her husband (Linton Myers) and the following children: Anna, wife of Menno Shelly of near Lititz, Pa.; Elmer, Esther, Mabel, John, Alma, Paul, Robert, Earl and Lloyd, all at home. Two infant sons preceded her to the spirit world. She is also survived by 2 grandchildren and 5 brothers (Ira, of Lebanon, Harry, of East Petersburg, John of Greenville, N. C., Roy of Lancaster, and Anna of Scranton, Pa.). She had not been well for some time, due to a heart condition, but was able to be around and to help care for her family, for whom she had much concern. Death, due to a heart attack came rather suddenly on the morning of March 12. That day she had planned to spend with her aunt at Millersville, Pa. Thus again we are reminded of the uncertainty of life. Short services were held at the home, conducted by Bro. Elmer Martin, who spoke from John 14: 1-7. Further services by Bro. David Landis, were held at the Stumptown Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member for many years. Text, John 19: 27. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"No, Mother isn't dead,
She has just gone one step ahead;
To wait beyond the gold stair
'Til we some day shall join her there."
---The Family.

Neuhauser. --- Mary Isabel (King) Neuhauser, was born Jan. 31, 1860, near Bloomington, Ill.; died April 15, 1940, in Hesston, Kans.; aged 80 y. 2 m. 15 d. She was married to Christian W. Neuhauser Oct. 28, 187 8. To this union were born 10 children. Ella, Irene, and Melvin preceded her in death. Those left to mourn her departure are: her husband, 4 sons (Samuel E., Pueblo, Colo.; Austin D., Newton, Kans.; Joseph M., Peabody, Kans.; Jess B., Harrisonburg, Pa.), 3 daughters (Lydia J., Casa Grande, Ariz.; Mabelle E., Oxford, Kans.; Dora A., Salina, Kans.), 45 grandchildren, (2 of whom preceded her in death), 22 great-grandchildren, and 3 brothers (S. B. King and B. J. King of Hesston, and E. J. King of Hutchinson, Kans.), and a host of friends. She has lived in Kansas since Aug. 28, 1885. Her testimony for the obituary is as follows: "I was converted at a camp meeting held in Spangler's Grove in 1895 and on Aug. 21, 1904 in my room at home the Holy Spirit came in His sanctifying power to abide and the anchor holds." She had been a conscientious and loyal member of the Mennonite Church all her life and at the time of her death had her membership with the Pennsylvania congregation. A good wife, a precious mother, a wonderful neighbor and friend has joined the Church triumphant. God bless her memory. Funeral services were held at the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church April 17. Ministers in charge were Earl Buckwalter, Paul Erb, and D. D. Zook.

Shantz. --- Elizabeth, daughter of Daniel and Sarah Coffman Wenger, was born near Harrisonburg, Va., May 19, 1854; died at the home of her son (John Shantz) near West Liberty, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1940; aged 85 y. 8 m. 28 d. She was united in marriage at Bridgewater, Va., Feb. 25, 1892, to David Shantz, who died July 22, 1934, at Cullom, Ill. She lived at Cullom her entire married life, with the exception of about twelve years with children in Ohio. She is survived by 5 children: John, of West Liberty, Ohio; Sadie (Mrs. Henry Koerner), of Cullom; Alvin (twin), of Chicago; Earl (twin), of Newark, N. Y., and Mary (Mrs. Wm. Wenger) of West Liberty, Ohio. Besides those of her own family, she leaves 16 grandchildren, many nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Of a family of 12 brothers and sisters, she was the last member to pass away. She joined the Mennonite Church in her youth and was always interested in the activities of the Church. For many years she taught the older ladies' class in Sunday school. She loved her Saviour very much and often expressed herself in delight in thinking of the coming of Jesus. She was unable to attend church in her later years because of a physical handicap, caused by neuritis, but she put in much of her time in reading. Especially did she enjoy reading her Bible. Funeral services were held Feb. 18, in the Troyer & Lynn Funeral Home in West Liberty, with Bro. N. E. Troyer in charge. Text, I Cor. 15: 51-54. On Sunday evening the body was taken to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry Keorner, of Cullom, Ill. Further services were conducted at the home and Mennonite Church in Cullom, on Tuesday morning, in charge of Bro. A. H. Leaman, of Chicago. Text, Psa. 23. Burial in West Lawn Cemetery near Cullom.

"Rest on dear Mother, your labors are o'er;
Your willing hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother kind and true,
No friend on earth we'll find like you."

Swartz. --- Samuel D., eldest son of John S. and Ann (Coffman) Swartz, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., March 3, 1878; died suddenly in an auto accident in Philadelphia, March 21, 1940; aged 62 y. 18 d. He left home early on Thursday morning to go to Philadelphia to purchase produce for his business. En route home he was struck by an approaching auto and thrown from his truck, being killed instantly. Only the evening before he expressed the desire to his family that he hoped he would never need to make another trip to Philadelphia for produce. How little did we know it would be his last and fatal trip. He accepted Christ in his early youth and was a faithful member of the Church until his death. His greatest concern was the spiritual welfare of his children, many prayers having ascended for the wayward ones. Dec. 24, 1903, he was married to Myrtie Wenger, who died Jan. 1, 1921. To this union were born Mary E. (Black), who died July 28, 1928; Paul D., Spring City; Jonas H., Phoenixville; Fannie M., who died April, 1929; Chester S., Spring City; Ruth E. Paper, Spring City; Anna C. Long, Pottstown; Laura E. Miller, and Beulah, at home. Feb. 19, 1926, he was married to Clara Keen. To this union were born Charles L., Edith V., Samuel D., Ralph E., Mildred R., and Rachel A., all at home. Funeral services were conducted at the house by Bro. Amos Kolb, with further services at the church in charge of Brethren Warren Bean, Henry Bechtel, and Elmer Kolb. Text: I Sam. 20: 3.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 6 - May 9, 1940 --- page 143.

Alderfer. --- Abraham L., son of the late Isaac and Susanna (Landis) Alderfer, was born in Montgomery Co., Pa., Oct. 7, 1861; died Mar. 30, 1940, at the home of his son Isaac; aged 78 y. 5 m. 23 d. He grew to manhood in the vicinity where he was born and was married to Amanda (Funk) Kratz Jan. 5, 1889. To them were born 4 daughters and 3 sons. One son preceded him in death a little over a year ago. About 45 years ago he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. He will long be remembered as a loving husband, a devoted and sympathetic father, and brother in Church. He will be sadly missed by his companion and family of 4 daughters, 2 sons, 34 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at the Towamencin Church near Kulpsville, Pa., by Bros. Warren Moyer and William Anders. Text, Phil 1: 23. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

"Father, thou hast left us lonely,
Here thy loss we deeply feel;
But 'tis God who hath bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal,
Yet again we hope to meet thee,
When the day of life is fled;
There in heaven with joy to greet thee,
Where no farewell tear is shed."
---The Family.

Beiler. --- Rudolph, son of Daniel and Anna (Kipfer) Beiler was born in Ontario, Nov. 23, 1889; died April 12, 1940, at the Sacred Heart Hospital of Garrett, Ind., less than 24 hours after an automobile accident; aged 50 y. 4 m. 19 d. Nov. 6, 1911, he was united in marriage to Leah Spendler of Ontario. To this union were born 5 daughters (Adeline, Mary, Idella, Elva, and Irene). In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was a member of the Leo Mennonite Church at the time of his death. He faithfully filled his place in the Sunday school and the church services. He was much attached to his home and family, and a kind and loving husband and father; unassuming and a congenial nature. He moved from Canada to Indiana about 21 years ago. He leaves his companion, 5 daughters (Mrs. Chas. Hollopeter, of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Elmer Aschleman of Pioneer, Ohio, Mary, Eva, and Irene at home), 1 grandchild (Marilyn Jean Aschleman), and 1 sister (Barbara Sevits of Ft. Wayne). His parents and 1 sister (Lena Miller) preceded him in death.

"Jesus, while our hearts are bleeding
O'er the spoils that death hath won
We would at this solemn meeting
Calmly say, "Thy will be done."

Book. --- Elizabeth (Bachman) Book, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 19, 1848; died at the home of her son (Parke) at Soudersburg, Pa., April 3, 1940; aged 91 y. 6 m. 14 d. She was the youngest of a family of 10 children. Dec. 22, 1874, she was married to B. Frank Book who preceded her in death, Dec. 5, 1922. To this union were born 4 children; 1 daughter has preceded her in death. She and her husband (who was active in S.S. and mission work for a number of years) united with the church in their young years and were devoted members until death. She leaves 2 sons (Ira J., of Strasburg, Pa.; Pre. G. Parke, Soudersburg), 1 daughter (Mrs. Isaac Leaman, New Providence), 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren. In her declining years she had a great desire to be called to go home to her Lord. She bore her affliction with much patience. Funeral services in charge of Bro. Martin Hershey at the home, and Brethren Abram L. Martin, Jacob Harnish, and Christian Brubaker at the Strasburg Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery.

Neuhouser. --- David, son of Christian and Anna (Swartz) Neuhouser, was born in Allen Co., Ind., April 7, 1872; died in his home near Leo, Ind., April 19, 1940; aged 68 y. 12 d. He was united in marriage with Mary A. Short Oct. 24, 1895. To this union were born 4 sons and 3 daughters, all of whom survive. He accepted Christ as his Saviour when a young man, uniting with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member. He was a quiet and peaceful spirit. He loved to be at peace with God and preceded him in death. He leaves a sorrowing companion, 4 sons (Joseph S., of Leo, Melvin R., of Ft. Wayne, Monroe E., and W. Wayne of Grabill, Ind.), 3 daughters (Sarah E. Nofziger of Archbold, Ohio; Plevna F. Miller, of Leo; and Rhea M. Grimm of West Unity, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, 6 sisters (Lizzie Yoder, Anna Schlatter, Mary Yoder, Katie Lederman, Sarah Liechty and Leah Smead, all of this community); also a number of relatives and friends. Funeral was held April 21, at the Leo Mennonite Church. Brethren B. B. King of Elida, Ohio, and A. S. Miller held the services. Burial in the Leo Cemetery.

"Remember, friends, as you go by,
As you now are, so once was I;
As I am now, soon you shall be.
Prepare for death and follow me."

Nofziger. --- Christian G., son of Christian and Magdalena (Yoder) Nofziger, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, May 19, 1862; died April 5, 1940, at the Albany General Hospital following a lingering illness; aged 77 y. 10 m. 17 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as her personal Saviour, uniting with the Mennonite Church, of which he was a faithful member until his departure. He was a faithful and devoted father and will be greatly missed by his immediate family and friends. He was united in marriage to Rebecca Stutzman March 3, 1883. To this union were born 10 children. Elmer (at the age of 3) and Libbie (at 53 yrs.) preceded their father in death. His wife passed away Jan. 19, 1924. He was again united in marriage to Elizabeth Schultz Aug. 29, 1925, who survives him. Sons and daughters surviving are: Samuel of Albany, Oreg.; Mrs. Martha Sauder, Wauseon, Ohio; Mrs. Emma Gerig, Wayland, Iowa; Daniel and Elvin, Lebanon, Oreg.; Ernest, Portland, Oreg.; Victor, Tangent, Oreg.; and Louis, Albany, Oreg. He is also survived by 3 brothers, 2 sisters, 39 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a large host of relatives and friends. In 1884 he moved to Stuttgart, Ark.; from there to Nampa, Idaho in 1902; and in 1909 he moved to Linn Co., Oreg., locating on a farm and has since made his home in this community. Funeral services were conducted April 9 at the home by Bro. Melvin Schrock and at the Fairview Church by Brethren N.M. Birky, Fred J. Gingerich, and N. A. Lind. Text, Phil. 1: 21. Interment in the family plot in Riverside Cemetery.

"Your suffering is ended, dear Father,
You're with the loved ones gone before;
May we all prepare to meet you
On that bright, celestial shore."

Weaver. --- Daniel B. Weaver, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 3, 1874; died at his home March 14, 1940; aged 65 y. 8 m. 11 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour when a young man, and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until the Lord called him home. He had a stroke while conducting a prayer meeting. Although he was sick three weeks, his passing was sudden. He was apparently on the road to recovery, being downstairs the last two days, having had his supper with us the last evening. That night he was suddenly stricken with another stroke, and in an hour and a half passed away to be with the Lord. While suffering severely, he said, "I wish I could go home." He was always willing to help in the Lord's service. His desire was to be called home while engaged in the Lord's work. On Nov. 23, 1898, he was married to Fannie Hershey, who preceded him in death 18 years ago. To this union were born 10 children, all of whom survive to mourn the death of a loving father, Hershey, Rothsville; Enos, Ronks; Clarence, Marietta; Daniel, Elmer, and Lester, Lancaster; Mary (Mrs. Paul Gehman), Mechanicsburg; Esther, Lydia, and Anna, at home. Twenty-three grandchildren and six sisters also survive. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Elmer Martin, and at Mellinger's Church by Bro. David Landis. Burial in adjoining cemetery.

"Dearest Father, thou hast left us
For that home beyond the skies;
But we long again to meet you
In the realms of Paradise."
---The Children.

Wittrig. --- Daniel Wittrig, was born at Wayland, Iowa, Nov. 7, 1856; died at his home near Hopedale, Ill., April 18, 1940; aged 83 y. 5 m. 11 d. His death was caused by a fall received at his home one month ago. He was united in marriage to Elizabeth Sutter, at Hopedale, Dec. 28, 1883. She preceded him in death in 1937. To this union 6 children were born 5 of whom survive: Anna, at home; Mrs. Dan Litwiller, of Hopedale; Mrs. J. J. Birkey, of Alto, Mich.; Mrs. Aaron Martin, of Hopedale; and Amos of Kalona, Iowa), 1 sister (Mrs. Susan Augsburger of Tremont, Ill.), 21 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren survive. He was a member of the Hopedale Mennonite Church, where funeral services were held April 20, conducted by Simon Litwiller and Ben Springer.

"The room is quiet, all is still,
The place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."
---The Family.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 7 - May 16, 1940 ---- page 158, 159, 160.

Bachman. --- Peter, son of Jacob and Jacobena Bachman, died April 21, 1940, at the home of his son (Jacob Bachman) where he had been making his home since last November. He was born Aug. 28, 1865, in the same home where he passed away, at the age of 74 y. 8 m. 23 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his youth and was always interested in church and Sunday school work; his place at services being seldom vacant when his health permitted. Dec. 10, 1889, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Dellenbach and resided on the farm until nineteen years ago, when they moved to Metamora, Ill. To this union 4 sons and 3 daughters were born, of whom the following are left to mourn his departure: Jacob H., Arthur R., Rudolph J., of Low Point; Ella M. Nafziger of Hopedale; Lena E. Fenton of Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Pearl M. Jackson of Metamora. Also 20 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren survive. His wife, his parents, 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 1 son (Elmer), and 1 grandchild (La Veta Jackson) preceded him in death. Funeral services in charge of Bro. H. R. Schertz. Interment at the Harmony Cemetery.

"Silent is the voice of Father,
Vacant always is his chair;
And how and the room without him,
For there is not Father there."

Eichelberger. --- George Eichelberger was born at Munich, Germany, Feb. 28, 1858; died at his home in Rantoul, Ill., April 16, 1940; aged 82 y. 1 m. 19 d. Death was due to complications of old age. He accepted Christ as his Saviour is his youth and united with the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. In 1881 he was united in marriage with Anna Unzicker, who preceded him in death 20 years ago. To this union 9 children were born, 2 of whom died in infancy. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Mary Eberhart of China Park, Ill.; Joseph of Hammond, Ind.; John of Rantoul, Ill.; William of Palmer, Iowa; Ervin of Paxton, Ill.; Anna and Alma at home; also 23 grandchildren; 1 brother (John Eichelberger, Sr. of Paxton, Ill.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Rentsch, Cisna Park, Ill., and Miss Lena Gingerich, Rensselaer, Ind. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church with Bro. J. A. Heiser in charge. Interment at East Bond Cemetery.

Hershberger. --- Abraham Hershberger was born May 18, 1861, in Lagrange Co., Ind., where he spent his boyhood days, later moving to Elkhart Co. Ind., where he resided until the time of his death, which took place April 28, 1940, at the home of his Milo; aged 78 y. 11m. 10 d. Dec. 24, 1891, he was married to Katherine Gingerich of Wayne Co., Ohio. To this union were born 3 sons (Milo of near Middlebury, Ind.; Rollin and Rufus, both deceased). He was a member of the Forks Mennonite Church for a number of years. His death resulted from gangrene and a complication of ailments, following a year's illness, being bedfast four weeks. Surviving are the above mentioned son, 1 half sister (Mrs. Joseph Ashberger of Elkhart), 2 half brothers (Emanuel Blyly of Nappanee, and William Blyly of Cassopolis, Mich.), and 2 grandchildren (Alvin and Rachel Hershberger). Funeral services were conducted April 30 by Bros. D.D. Miller and D. J. Johns at the Forks Church.

Hershberger. --- John D. Hershberger was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 6, 1853; died at his home near Kalona, Iowa, April 21, 1940; aged 85 y. 15 d. He was the son of Daniel and Sarah (Gnagy) Hershberger and the last of a family of 11 children. All died in the East, except Jonas, who died in Iowa at the age of 25 years, and is buried in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery. In 1877 he moved to Iowa, where he spent the remainder of his life (with the exception of several years spent in Kansas, California, and Oregon). On Feb. 22, 1891, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Miller. To this union were born 8 children (Ada, wife of Ira Nissley; Lena, wife of Lewis Ropp; Anna, wife of Jesse Shetler; Ruth, at home; Edwin, Daniel, Joseph, all of Kalona); also 42 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Barbara E. died at the age of 7 months. Bro. Hershberger was baptized into the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and was a faithful member until death. He lived a conscientious and Christian life, made few unnecessary words, and almost always his conversation drifted to spiritual things. He was well versed in scripture, his counsel was much respected, and he was a believer in the scripture passage: "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." We belive he could very sell say with the apostle Paul, "I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course, I have kept faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day; and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing." Funeral services were held at the home, conducted by John R. Swantz, Samuel Bender, and Noah Yoder of Arthur, Ill. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.

Holdeman. ­ John T., son of Christian and Maranda Mack Holdeman, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., May 14, 1867. He was united in marriage to Cora E. Johnson Dec. 5, 1891. To this union 5 children were born: Pearl (Mrs. Earl Whitaker), Florence (Mrs. Nelson Lechlitner), Chester, Hazel (Mrs. Vern Weaver) and Howard. He was in feeble health for quite awhile. About two months ago he recognized that he needed more than the things of this world. He confessed the Lord Jesus as his personal Saviour and claimed the promise of salvation, which promise was precious to him during the rest of his life. He again and again gave testimony and reason for the hope which he had. He with his companion were baptized upon confession of their faith and received into fellowship with the Mennonite Church and with the Olive congregation. He peacefully passed on April 21, 1940; aged 72 y. 10 m. 7 d. Surviving are his companion, the children, 5 grandchildren, 1 brother (Harvey of Los Angels, Calif.), 3 sisters (Anna, of Elkhart, Ind.; Mts. John Clements and Mrs. Irvin Miller of Wakarusa). One grandson preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted by Virgil Weaver and D. A. Yoder at the Olive Church.

Hostetler. --- Maurice Lowell, son of Amos and Thersa Hostetler, was born July 7, 1929, in Lagrange, Ind.; died in the Sturgis Memorial Hospital April 26, 1940, from fatal injuries, received cause by a runaway team; aged 10 y. 9 m. 10 d. He leaves his parents, 3 brothers (Mervin, Dean, Meredith Wade, and Mark Owen), 2 foster sisters (Mrs. Paul Mast of Shipshewana, and Betty at home), 3 grandparents, 1 stepgrandmother, 1 great-grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. One sister and 3 brothers preceded him to the glory world. Eleven months ago Maurice gave his heart to the Lord and was received into the Emma Mennonite Church. His desire and aim have been to be a faithful and loyal member of the Church. He was much concerned about his unsaved friends, and to this end he prayed that they too may give their heart to the Lord before it is too late. He leaves a large vacancy in our home. Constant and pleasant memories shall linger of his willing and eager service in the home to lighten the burdens of life. We cannot understand why it was to be that he should so suddenly leave us, but we can still say, "The Lord gave, the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord." Funeral services were held at the Emma Church, conducted by M. J. Yoder, Henry King, and D. A. Yoder.

"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 he might share
Our morrow's toil and strife,
Who loosed from death and all its pains,
Has entered into life?"

King. --- Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of J. R. and Barbara (Yoder) Blank, was born Oct. 9, 1875, at Gunn City, Mo.; died at her home near Garden City, Mo., April 15, 1940; aged 64 y. 6 m. 6 d. She united with the Sycamore Grove Church in her youth. On Feb. 28, 1899, she was married to Elmer King, of near Garden City, Mo., where she lived a faithful, quiet, and useful life until death. To this union were born 10 children, 1 of whom died in infancy. Nona Pearl and Vernon Henry also preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 1 son (Herman), and 6 daughters (Elsie, Nellie, Mrs. Albert Schrock and Mrs. Alice Stutzman, all of Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. Archie King, Mrs. Glen King, of West Liberty, O.); also her mother, 1 brother (O. U. Blank), and 1 sister (Mrs. E. E. Yoder), all of this community. She had been an invalid since May, 1931, part of which time she suffered intensely. Much of the time, however, she did not suffer so much. She spent many hours doing needlework and reading. She enjoyed her family and friends, and did all she could for herself so she wouldn't be a burden to those who cared for her. She will be sorely missed, but we could not wish her back, having the assurance she is at rest and free from the sorrows of earth. Her sudden going was a shock, even though she had been ill so long.

Lehman. ­ Barbara, the fourth daughter of Daniel A. and Polly Weaver, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Dec. 19, 1853; died April 24, 1940, at the home of her daughter near White Cloud, Mich., aged 86 y. 4 m. 5 d. She was married to Jacob P. Speicher, Dec. 31, 1872. They were baptized and taken into the Mennonite Church in June, 1875 by Bishop Samuel Blauch, her grandfather. To this union were born 1 son and 3 daughters. Bro. Speicher passed away Sept. 30, 1882. On Nov. 17, 1887, she was married to John R. Lehman, who preceded her in death Nov. 11, 1933. Three daughters were born to this union, 2 surviving. She was a faithful member of the Church for nearly 65 years. In the latter years she often expressed her desire to go home, and when the call came she peacefully fell asleep. Surviving are 1 son (Hiram Speicher of Los Angeles, Calif.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Marie Smith of Long Beach, Calif.; Mrs. Iva Wilbur and Mrs. Kathryn Dunham of White Cloud), 1 brother (Daniel D. Weaver, of Boswell, Pa.), 26 grandchildren, 2 stepsons, and a host of friends. Brief services were held April 27 at the home. Bro. Edward Jones officiating after which the body was taken to the Bowne Church near Clarksville where services were conducted by Brethren T. E. Schrock and Edw. Jones. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

Martin. --- Elam H., son of the late Moses and Anna (Hoover) Martin, was born March 18, 1869, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; died March 30, 1940, at his home in Blue Ball, Pa.; aged 71 y. 11 d. He was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. His wife preceded him in death five years ago. He is survived by 7 children: Rufus, Lititz; Elizabeth (wife of Jonathan Shirk), East Petersburg; Jacob, of Lancaster; Anna, at home; Frances (wife of Weaver Martin), Blue Ball, Pa.; Elam, of Leacock; and Stella (wife of John Nolt) Ephrata, Pa. He is also survived by 15 grandchildren, and these brothers and sisters: Edwin Martin, Moses Martin, Mrs. Aaron Stauffer, Mrs. Frank Stauffer, Mrs. Frank Martin, Mrs. Jonas Martin, Mrs. Frances Weaver, and Mattie Martin, all of Weaverland district. Four sisters preceded him in death. He was afflicted with heart trouble for five years, but was able to work. Ten weeks before his death he had an attack, from which he did not recover. Funeral services were in charge of Aaron Weaver, held on April 2, at the home and at the Weaverland Church in charge of John Weaver and George Good. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Your suffering is ended, dear Father.
You're with the loved ones gone before;
May we all prepare to meet you
On that bright celestial shore."
---A Daughter.

McDorman. --- Elizabeth, little daughter of Walter and Tracie McDorman, was born April 1, 1935, near Palos, Va.; died Feb. 22, 1940, at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital. She enjoyed going to Sunday school very much and looked forward to attending summer Bible school to be held near her home this summer. She leaves her parents and the following brothers and sisters: Richard, Raymond, Mary, Elsie, Reba and Irene.

"Little Elizabeth, so sweet, so dear,
Has had a very short career;
God saw best to call her home,
But we hope to meet her around the Throne."

Metzler. ­ Samuel Metzler was born May 25, 1857; died April 5, 1940, at his home near Ephrata, Pa.; aged 82 y. 10 m. 20 d. He is survived by his wife (Anna Mary Weaver Metzler) and 4 children (Sue, Walter, Mary, Samuel), 2 grandchildren and 1 sister (Mrs. Samuel Bucher).One son (Amos) preceded him to the glory world 21 years ago. He answered his heavenly Father's call to his eternal home after an illness of 3 months. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for 53 years, the last 35 years of which he served as a deacon of the Metzler's Mennonite Church near Akron, Pa. Funeral services were conducted April 8. Bro. Eli Sauder led a short service at the home, followed by further services in the Metzler's Church. Bro. Amos Horst opened the service. Bro. Mahlon Witmer preached from the text, John 16: 22. Bro. Benjamin Wenger preached from the text, I Sam. 20: 18. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery. Bro. Noah Mack led a short service at the grave.

"Is not even death a gain to those
Whose life to God was given?
Gladly to earth their eyes they close,
To open them in heaven."

Stoltzfus. --- Barbara Glick, was born at Lewisburg, Pa., April 1, 1862; died very suddenly of a cerebral hemorrhage at Parkesburg, Pa., April 30, 1940; aged 78 y. 29 d. She was united in marriage to John K. Stoltzfus Dec. 21, 1882. To this union were born 3 children, 2 of whom survive (Wm. L. Stoltzfus of Westover, Md., and Mrs. Elam F. Mast of Parkersburg, Pa., with whom she lived at the time of her death.). Her husband preceded her in death 31 years ago. She is also survived by 7 grandchildren and the following brothers and sister: Eli, of Gap, Pa.; Levi, Gideon, and Emma (Kauffman) of Belleville, Pa.; and Henry of Lancaster, Pa. Two brothers and 3 sisters preceded her in death. She was a lifelong member of the Amish Mennonite Church, and was much interested in the work of the Lord; having taught a S.S. class for many years. A kind, unassuming, unselfish disposition was her privilege to possess, which made her many friends. The welfare of others received her first attention. Duty was the mainspring of her life, and through the kind providence of God she was permitted to labor with her hands and minister to others until the end. Funeral services at the home by M. S. Stoltzfus, and at the Millwood Church near Gap, Pa., by Amos S. Stoltzfus and John A. Kennel.

Sugenthaler. ­ Evelyn Pearl, infant daughter of Bro. and Sister Richard Sugenthaler, died April 24, 1940, at her home near Garden City, Mo.; aged 5 weeks and 1 day. She leaves her parents, grandparents, aunts, and uncles. An infant sister preceded her in death Jan. 18, 1939. Our little darling bore her suffering so patiently. We can only look forward to meeting her in heaven, for we know she is there. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at the Sycamore Grove Church in charge of I. G. Hartzler, S. S. Hershberger, and Raymond Hershberger. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.

Swartz. --- Sophie L., daughter of R. F. and Hannah (Grove) Ritchie, was born near Dayton, Va., June 30, 1867; died at the home of her son (Robert Swartz) near Dayton, March 1, 1940, after 8 weeks' illness of complications; aged 73 y. 8 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to John R. Swartz Dec. 25, 1887, who preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1928, when struck by a fast train at a railroad crossing near Fishersville, Va. Three infant children also preceded her in death. She is survived by 3 sons and 1 daughter (Claude C., Robert R., and Glen E. Swartz, of Dayton, Va., and Mrs. R. J. Layman near Harrisonburg, Va.), and 1 sister (Mrs. S. J. Helsley of Harrisburg, Pa.); also 16 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until the Lord called her home. She was a kind and devoted mother and will be greatly missed in the home and community in which she lived. She bore her afflictions with Christian patience, never uttering a word of complaint. Services were held at Weavers Church on March 3 by Bro. S. H. Rhodes and Henry Keener. Text, John 14: 1, 18 and latter clause of V. 27.

"Into Heaven's mansion she's entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
--The Family.

Troyer. --- Paul Larry, son of Bro. and Sister Perry Troyer, was born at Corry, Pa., May 27, 1938; died in the home of his parents near Waterford, Pa., April 27, 1940. The cause of his death was an accident while playing in the back yard of his home, his clothing catching fire while playing there. He is survived by Father, Mother, and the following brothers and sisters: Vera, Glen, John, Thelma, Shirley, Eugene, and Cleo, all residing in though home, also 1 grandfather and 1 grandmother, besides other near relatives and a host of friends. One sister (Dorotha) preceded him in death. He was a lovable and affectionate child, and will be greatly missed in the home in which he scattered sunshine to all. Funeral services were held April 28 in the Briton Run Church in charge of Bro. I. B. Witmer. Burial in the Union City burial ground.

"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought that his end was near;
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of a loved one without a farewell."
--By the Family.

Troyer. ­ Benjamin J. Troyer, died at his home in Howard Co., Ind., April 29, 1940, after a short illness. He was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 24, 1857, and was one of 12 children of John and Catherine (Shrock) Troyer. At the age of fifteen with his parents he came to Howard Co., where he lived until the time of his marriage to Elizabeth Shrock, in 1881. To them were born 8 children, 4 of whom have preceded him in death. The wife passed away in 1905. He was later united in marriage to Melissa Lantz in 1908, and to them 1 son was born. Surviving, besides the widow, are the following children: Laird Troyer, Lansing, Mich.; Mrs. Jennie Yoder, Elkhart; Percy Troyer, Kokomo; Mrs. Carrie Marner, Converse; Orville Troyer, South Ben. Surviving also are 8 brothers (Harvey Troyer, Ironton, Ohio; Edward Troyer, Howard County; E. A. Troyer, Middlebury, Ind.; Joseph Troyer, Kokomo; Nathaniel Troyer, Chicago; Emmanuel Troyer, Amboy; Dr. G. D. Troyer, Fisher, Ill; Noah Troyer, Hagerstown, Ind.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mattie Hershberger, Kokomo; Mrs. Nora Shrock, Amboy; Mrs. Lucinda Gerber, Sugarcreek, Ohio), 1 step-sister (Mrs. Emma Horner) and 1 stepbrother (Simon Kendall), 11 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. In his early youth he united with the Mennonite church, and was a faithful member and a regular attendant at church services when possible. Funeral services were conducted at the Howard-Miami Church May 1 by Ira Johns. Text, Heb. 9: 27. Burial in Mast Cemetery.

Weaver. ­ Banks C., son of Tobias and Mary (Musser) Weaver, was born Aug. 24, 1883, in Elkhart, Ind., and spent all his life in Elkhart and vicinity. He had been in failing health for several years. He underwent a major operation last December which proved unsuccessful. On March 13 he peacefully passed away at his home in Elkhart, aged 56 y. 6 m. 19 d. He was united in marriage with Martha Culp in 1907, also of Elkhart, Ind. He united with the Prairie Street Mennonite Church in 1906, and was a very devoted Christian until death, faithful to his wife and home. Funeral services were held at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. J. S. Hartzler and John Gingerich. Burial in the Prairie Street Cemetery.

"Silent is the voice of dear husband,
Vacant always is his chair;
And how sad the rooms without him.
For there is no husband there."

Yoder. --- Ezra, son of Ezra M. and Malinda Yoder, was born at Belleville, Pa., May 3, 1901; died at the Lewistown Hospital, Feb. 16, 1940; aged 39 y. 9 m. 16 d. His wife preceded him 15 months. He is survived by 1 son (James Niel), his aged parents, 1 brother (John of Belleville), 6 sisters (Mrs. J. P. Byler, of Reedsville, Mrs. J. C. Grassmyer of Belleville, Mrs. Edward Smith of Chillicothe, Ill.; Mrs. Cora Yoder, and Eva at home, Charity of La Junta, Colo.). Funeral services were conducted at his home by Aaron Mast and E. B. Peachey.

Transcriber's note: "Niel" is the correct spelling.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

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Clune. --- Thomas, was born Aug. 28, 1860 in Clyde, N. Y.; died May 6, 1940 at his home in Hutchinson, Kans.; aged 79 y. 8 m. 8 d. He came to Hutchinson at the age of 20. He was united in marriage to Sina Doty in 1883. To this union 8 children were born, 3 sons and 5 daughters. All were present except one daughter. He was baptized a Catholic in his infancy, but he wasn't satisfied so he was baptized and united with the Mennonite Mission Aug. 7, 1939. He was happy and faithful to end. He expressed many times how anxious and ready he is to go. The last morning, when he died in that evening he said, "I am almost crossing the border." He leaves a sorrowing widow, Mrs. Sina Clune, his sons (Thomas Clune, Jr., George Clune, James Clune), his daughters (Mrs. Myrtle Moore, Mrs. Viola Newburn, Mrs. Evelyn McCullough, all of Hutchinson; Mrs. Margaret Gadberry of Abilene, Kans., and Mrs. Birdie Deak, St. Louis, Mo.), also several grandchildren and many friends. Funeral services were held at the Eliott & Guard Funeral Parlor conducted by J. G. Hartzler of West Liberty. Text: Psa. 116: 15.

"Into heaven's mansions he entered,
Never to sigh or to weep;
After long years with life's struggles,
Father has fallen asleep."

Transcriber's note: "Eliott" is the spelling used in the original obituary. It should be Elliott.

Hershberger. ­ John D., was born in Somerset Co., Pa., April 6, 1885; died at his home near Kalona, Ia., April 21, 1940; aged 85 y. 15 d. His death was caused by heart trouble from which he suffered more or less since February. He was the son of Daniel and Sarah (Gnagy) Hershberger, and the last of a family of eleven children; three having died in infancy, and Jonas died at the age of 25 years, and was buried in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery near Kalona, Ia. In the year 1877 he came to Iowa where he spent the remainder of his life with the exception of several years spent in the western states of Kansas, California, and Oregon. On Feb. 22, 1891, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Miller. The following year he bought the late Joseph S. Yoder farm, where they shared the joys and sorrows of life together for 49 years. To this union were born eight children: Ada (wife of Bishop Ira Nissley), Lena (wife of Lewis Ropp), Anna (wife of Jesse Shettler), Ruth at home; Edwin, Daniel and Joseph, all of Kalona; and Barbara who died in infancy. Also 42 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren survive. Bro. Hershberger was baptized in his youth and united with Amish Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until death. He lived a conscientious Christian life, spoke few unnecessary words and almost always his conversation drifted to spiritual things. He was well versed in Scripture and his counsel was much respected. He was a believer in the Scripture passage, "If it be possible, as much as lieth in you peaceably with all men." We believe he could very well say with the Apostle Paul, "I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith; henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me that day; and not to be only, but unto all them also that love his appearing. Funeral services were held at the home conducted by John Swantz and Samuel Bender of Kalona, Ia., and Bishop Noah A. Yoder of Arthur, Ill. Burial in the East Union Cemetery.

"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him to suffer no more.

Transcriber's note: John D. Hershberger's obituary is also listed in the May 16th issue of the Gospel Herald.

Horning. --- Fatima Ream, daughter of Samuel D. and Maria Ream, was born near New Stark, Ohio, August 15, 1859; passed away April 28, 1940; aged 80y. 8m. 13 d. In early life she joined the Mennonite Church and became the wife of Pre. Jacob R. Horning, who was active in the ministry at New Stark, Blanchard, and Bluffton, Ohio, until the family moved to South Dakota in 1906, later to Salem, Oregon, in 1913, where she spent the remainder of her life. To this union five children were born: Orlando, Orilla and Charlotte Horning, of Salem, Oreg.; Odessa Dabler of Great Falls, Mont.; and Olonzo Horning of Dayton, Wash. Surviving besides her husband and children are two sisters: Dora Myers of Michigan and Frances Huber of Ohio, and a brother Edd Ream of Ohio, and two granddaughters in the Far West. Mother was first to break the family circle, but she was ready, for she always maintained an abiding faith in the mercy and goodness of God. Among her keepsakes are found these words in her own writing, "The Eternal God is our refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms." Confirming her faith in immortality she selected the following to be included in this brief story of her life:

"The star shall shine for a thousand years,
A thousand years and a day;
But God and I will live and live,
When the stars are passed away."

Final services were held in Salem, Oregon, where she laid to rest in Belcrest Memorial Park.

Neucomer. --- Norman S., son of Annie (Snyder) and Christian Neucomer was born near Mt. Joy, Pa.; died at his home near Mt. Joy, Pa., May 3, 1940; aged 71 y. 5 m. 14 d. He passed away after a few days' illness although his health had been failing for a number of years. He was a member of Chestnut Hill Mennonite Church where he served as deacon. Those left to mourn his departure are his wife who was Annie Strickler, and 4 children (Walter, Amos, and Martin, all of near Mt. Joy; and Martha, Mrs. Menno Hoffer, of near Manheim); also 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Christian, Mt. Joy; Samuel, Kane; Phares, Lititz), and a sister (Mrs. Henry Miller, Elizabethtown), survive. He will be greatly missed but his prayer often was, "Looking forward to our eternal home whose builder and maker is God." His last testimony given about two weeks before his departure at his regular place of worship was, "Without peace and holiness no man can see the Lord." Funeral services were conducted at the home by Bro. Hiram Kauffman, with further services at Landisville Mennonite Church by Bros. Jacob Charles and Henry Lutz, on May 6. Texts, Isa. 57: 1, 2; Rev. 14: 13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"Silent is the voice of Grandpa,
Vacant always is his chair;
And how sad the room without him,
For there is no Grandpa there."
--By the Family.

Stoltzfus. ­ Chester A., son of the late Sim K. and Kaie (Glick) Stoltzfus was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Feb. 10, 1896 passed away suddenly March 21, 1940, of a heart attack while helping a neighbor to move; aged 44 y. 1 m. 2 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour in his youth a remained a faithful member of the Millwaood Amish Mennonite Church. He loved to memorize many of the Psalms. He had his home with a cousin Jonathan Glick, Reedsville, Pa., for eight years. He is survived by 2 brothers (Urie, Lancaster, Pa.; Sim, Birdsboro, Pa.), and 1 sister (Gertie, wife of Stephen Beiler, Elverson, Pa.), 8 nephews and nieces, uncles, aunts and many cousins and friends. Funeral services were held at the home of Jonathan Glick on East Sunday conducted by Bro. Levi Glick, and at the Allensville Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Elmer Yoder. Further services were held Monday at the home of a cousin, Mrs. Elam Mast, Parkesburg, Pa., in charge of Bro. John Kennel and at Millwood Church by Brethren Amos B. and M. S. Stoltzfus. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought his death was near;
And only those who have loved and lost,
Can know the loss of a loved one without farewell."
---By his Sister.

Weaver. --- Aaron B., was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 28, 1859; died at his home in Goodville, Pa. April 14, 1940; aged 80 y. 4 m. 17 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Martin of Churchtown Feb. 27, 1884. His wife preceded him in death in 1936. To this union four children were born, 3 of whom survive (Sue Burkhart, Goodville, with whom he resided; Martin R., Narvon, R. D.; Esther Shirk, Goodville); Rebecca Grube preceded him in death. He is also survived by 1 brother (Jacob Weaver, Lancaster), 1 sister (Mrs. Hettie Weaver, Blue Ball), 9 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Goodville Mennonite Church, at which place funeral services were held April 17, conducted by John W. Weaver and Aaron H. Weaver. Interment in Weaverland Cemetery.

"The room is quiet, all is still,
The place is vacant, 'tis God's will;
So long you waited for your rest,
Our blessed Lord knows what is best."
---By a Daughter.

Weaver. --- John W., eldest son of David B. and Elizabeth (Baer) Weaver, was born in Madison Twp., St. Joseph Co., Ind., on Nov. 24, 1853; died May 4, 1940, in the Home for Aged in Eureka, Ill.; aged 86 y. 5 m. 9 d. He was united in marriage to Mary Baer in October, 1876. To this union were born three daughters (Minerva, Mrs. Robert Coombs, of Tacoma, Wash., who preceded him in death only 4 days; a daughter who died in infancy; also Lizzie June, Mrs. Arthur Blaney of Tacoma, Wash., who survives him.). He is also survived by 10 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren. He leaves also 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Reuben Weaver, Elkhart; David Weaver, Wakarusa; Menno Weaver, Elkhart; Lydia Weaver and Mrs. Leah Fink, of near Wakarusa). For many years he with his family lived in and near South Bend, Ind., after which they moved to Larimore, N. Dak. Two years later they moved to Washington, where his wife died Feb. 2, 1930. Following her death he came back to Indiana to live with relatives and for the last 2 _ years he had been an inmate of the Home for Aged. He united with the Olive Mennonite Church in 1937, and waited patiently for the time of his departure, to be with his Lord and loved ones gone on. Funeral services were held at the Yellow Creek Church conducted by C. A. Shoup and D. A. Yoder.

"Hope bids the anguished heart rejoice,
Tho' earthly ties are riven;
What boundless joy to meet again
In younder peaceful heaven."

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIII, No 9 - May 30, 1940 ---- page 190, 191

Birky. --- Andrew, son of Christian and Katie Birky, was born near Hopedale, Ill., Jan. 22, 1853; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Elmer Stutzman) May 3, 1940; aged 87 y. 3 m. 11 d. He spent the early part of his life in Illinois. He accepted Christ in his youth and became a member of the Mennonite Church and lived a faithful life to the end. On Feb. 21, 1878, he was married to Barbara Martin. He leaves his wife and their 8 children, all of whom living. They are: Mrs. Katie Stutzman, Mrs. Mary Stutzman, Mrs. Ida Stutzman, and Mrs. Lydia Miller, all of Milford; Mrs. Fannie Stutzman, Mrs. Barbara Stutzman, of Tolfield, Alberta; Nicholas of Albany, Oreg., and Ruben of Hebron, Ind.; also 39 grandchildren and 54 great-grandchildren. Three grandchildren preceded him. He was a member of a family of 10 children, of which only one sister (Lizzie, of Manson, Ia.), remains. He spent ten years in Decatur Co., Kans. From there they moved to Milford, Neb., where they resided until 1936, when they went to live with their daughter, Ida, where he passed away. The lived true to his faith, making it practical in his everyday life, always ready to give advice, counsel, and sympathy to his family and those around him. He was interested in the work of the Church, serving as superintendent and trustee for a number of years. He was a regular attendant whenever health permitted. Funeral services by J. E. Zimmerman, assisted by Wm. Eicher and L.O. Schlegel.

"Father dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
---The Family.

Bittner. ­ Jacob H. Bittner, was born Feb. 18, 1862; died Jan. 9, 1940; aged 77 y. 10 m. 21 d. He is survived by one daughter and one son. He had confessed just a short time before and could not be received into church fellowship. Funeral services at Hammer Creek, Pa., church by John S. Hess and David Snader. Text, I Kings 20: 40, latter clause.

Bontrager. ---Amanda, daughter of Daniel S. and Catherine Yoder, was born Aug. 28, 1870, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died at her home near Shipshewana, Ind., May 9, 1940; aged 69 y. 8 m. 11 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph M. Bontrager Nov. 10, 1895. To this union were born six children: Celestia (Mrs. W. H. Schrock) of Hutchinson, Kans., Oliver of Middlebury, Nina at home, Leona (Mrs. John G. Miller), Melvin and Willis of Shipshewana. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth, to which she remained faithful. Although the last several years she wasn't able to attend services very often, she always seemed to receive great enjoyment, when being able to be there. She suffered much pain the last year, especially the last several weeks, but she endured it with much patience and was looking forward to the time when all her suffering would be over. She was a mind and devoted mother. In the neighborhood she was always ready to lend a helping hand whenever the need called. She leaves her loving companion, three sons, three daughters, eight grandchildren, nine step-grandchildren and many relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted May 11 at the Forks Church by Bros. D.D. Miller and Early Bontrager.

"Grandmother, thou hast left,
And your face no more we'll see;
But again we hope to meet you
In that land where all are free."

Draper. --- Mrs. Mary E., widow of James L. Draper, was born July 27, 1857 in Washington Co.; died at her home 546 Salem Avenue, Hagerstown, Md., May 12, 1940; aged 83 y. She was the daughter of Michael and Mary (Hege) Martin, and lived in the Clearspring district until 1912. She was confined to her home for a number of years with a leaking heart. She greatly regretted that she could not attend church and Sunday school. She was a member of Christ Reformed Church, Hagerstown. The following children survive: Mrs. Maria Binkley, Mrs. John Coffey, Mrs. Elmer Harsh, Mrs. Walter Frush, Mrs. Charles Simmons, Mrs. Walter Binkley, Mrs. Raymond Blick, Miss Mabel Draper (at home), Albert, Fred, John T., and Harry D. She is also survived by 24 grandchildren , 25 great-grandchildren, the following sisters (Mrs. Emanuel Brunk, Denbigh, Va.; Mrs. John Rhodes, near Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Anna Webber and Mrs. Lizzie Eshleman, Maugansville, Md.), and 1 brother (John Martin, Woodstock,. Ill.). Funeral services were held at the home, May 15, in charge of her minister Rev. H. A. Fesperman. Text, II Cor. 1: 3, 4. Interment in Rose Hill Cemetery near Clearspring, Mc.

Fisher. --- Rachel, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Good, died in the Wernersville sanitarium, where she had been a patient for only one week. She was born April 17, 1889; died April 21, 1940; aged 50 y. 11 m. 23 d. Her health was failing for several years. She was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church, always had a smile and a kind word for every one that met her, and had a great delight in quoting scripture verses. She is survived by her husband (Ezra), three brothers (Moses, John, and Eli) and one sister (Frances married to John Swartzendruber). Funeral services were held April 24 at the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.

"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm and peaceful breast,
All is over, suffering ended,
Now dear, Rachel, is at rest."
---A Friend.

Hostetler. --- Susie, daughter of Emanuel J. and Margaret (Kefaber) Hostetler, was born in LaGrange Co., Ind., Sept. 4, 1875. When she was six years old, she moved with her parents to Cass Co., Mo., where she lived until October, 1911, when she moved to Harper, Kans. She became ill on Nov. 10 and on Dec. 6 she asked to be anointed. Although it wasn't the Lord's will to restore her to health. His sustaining grace kept her during her long illness, until He called her home Feb. 26, 1940, at the age of 64 y. 5 m. 22 d. Early in life she united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful until the end. She lived a consistent Christian life. She was quiet, kind and patient. She was never married, but her nieces and nephews, as well as her many friends, often visited in her home and always received a warm welcome. She was preceded in death by her father, mother, two brothers, and three sisters. There are left to mourn two brothers, four sisters, two half-brothers, and many other relatives and friends. Services were held from the home by Charles Gray of Jet, Okla., and at the Pleasant Valley Church at 2:30 with Gideon Yoder and R. M. Weaver in charge. Burial in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

King. --- Elizabeth A. King, wife of Rufus S. King, passed away at her home on West Main St., Belleville, Pa., May 8, 1940; aged 69 y. 7 m. 13 d. The cause of her death was heart ailment from which she suffered the past eighteen months. The maiden name of the deceased was Elizabeth A. Peachey, a daughter of Gideon and Nancy Peachey, both deceased. She was born in Menno Township near Belleville and spent all her life in the vicinity of her birthplace. She was twice married. First to Menno Kauffman on Jan. 18, 1894, who died in 1902. Her second married was to Rufus S. King, who survives. She was a faithful member of A. M. Locust Grove Church. Two adopted children survive: Naomi E., wife of John E. Kauffman, and Ellis R. Zook at home. Two aged brothers are living Jacob T. and Jonas C. Peachey, Belleville, Pa. She was laid to rest in Locust Grove Cemetery on May 11, following services in the Locus Grove Church conducted by John L. Mast, John B. Zook, and E.B. Peachey.

Lehman. --- David, son of the late Christian and Susan Lehman, was born south of Columbiana, O., Oct. 6, 1851; died at his residence on Columbiana and East Lewistown Road on May 1, 1940, following an illness of over two years; aged 88 y. 6 m. 25 d. He was united in marriage to Salinda Blosser, Sept. 4, 1879, and there were born to this union three sons (Homer, Columbiana, O.; Clarence, Goshen, Ind.; and Elmer at home), three daughters (Mrs. Lewis Cletzly, Waterford, Pa.; Mrs. Arthur Duncan, Canton, O.; and Effie at home). There also survive 12 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild, together with three brothers (John, Jacob, and Henry) and one sister (Mrs. Anna Miller). Bro. Lehman united with the Mennonite Church in May 1889, and about five years alter, July 22, 1894, he was called to the ministry and ordained to serve the Leetonia Mennonite Church. In his going home to be with the Lord the churches of this district, as well as the Conference of which he was a member, have lost a consecrated and talented worker. He was a clear thinker and possessed the ability to drive arguments and truth home to the hearts of his people in an effective way. He was active and usually took his turn to preach until a few years ago when failing health necessitated his retirement from active service. Part of his illness was accompanied with considerable distress and pain, but he bore his afflictions patiently and through it all he was able to retain a good memory and clear mind, even to the last few hours of his life. The text, I Co. 15: 57, 58, gives the sequel of his assurance and faith in his Redeemer and enabled him quietly and peacefully to fall asleep with the blessed hope and assurance to be at rest with the Lord. Funeral services were held at the Midway Church in charge of the home ministers, A. J. Steiner, Paul Yoder, I. B. Witmer, S. A. Yoder, and David C. Steiner. The following visiting ministers also took part: I. W. Royer, I. J. Buchwalter, E. F. Hartzler, and S. D. Rohrer. Burial in Midway Cemetery.

Murray. --- Inga Elida, daughter of Carl and Margaret Johnson, was born Sept. 14, 1871, at Rushford, Minn.; died in the Northern Minnesota Hospital at International Falls, May 3, 1940; aged 68 y. 7 m. 19 d. At the age of 12 she moved to Dell Rapids, S. Dak.; later on, in 1906, she moved to Northern Minnesota , where she spent the remainder of her life. She was married to Carl Murray Aug. 8, 1908. To this union were born two children: Mrs. Edna Shell and Elida who passed away March 15 of this year. She is survived by her husband and daughter, three grandchildren, five sisters, and two brothers. One brother and two sisters preceded her in death. She will be greatly missed by her husband and daughter and also by her many friends and neighbors. She was highly esteemed by all who knew her for her loyalty and devotion of her family and all tasks of life. Her health started to decline about two years ago and gradually she became weaker. Finally on April 15 she was taken to the hospital where she remained until death. All though her sickness she was patient, hopeful and optimistic-always looking on the brighter side. She received much comfort in reading the Bible. While she was bedfast and no long able to read by herself, she always enjoyed having others read to her and pray with her. Funeral services were held in the Lutheran Church in Loman in charge of Bishop I. S. Mast, Casselton, N. Dak. Burial in Loman cemetery.

Rhinesmith. ­ Samuel, son of Mathias and Anna (Miller) Rhinesmith, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., on Oct. 21, 1855; died May 10, 1940; aged 84 y. 6 m. 19 d. On Nov. 6, 1879 he was united in marriage to Susanna Bowman of Wayne Co., Ohio, who survives him. Besides his wife he is survived by 4 sons (Edward, Detroit, Mich.; Homer, Elkhart, Ind.; William, Angola, Ind.; and Samuel Jr., Quantiro, Va.), 3 daughters (Nora, wife of Will Bowman, Middlebury, Ind.; Minnie, wife of Jacob Rink, Goshen, Ind.; Libbie, wife of Menno Kiem, Middlebury, Ind.), 1 half-brother (Peter Gingerich, Los Angeles, Calif.), 28 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild. Three children, preceded him in death in their infancy. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and only for the past six weeks was afflicted with infirmities due to extreme old age. It has been only about six months ago that he and Sister Rhinesmith observed their sixtieth wedding anniversary in good health. Funeral services were held May 12 at the Middlebury Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Wilbur Yoder and Silas Yoder. Texts, Job 5: 26; Heb. 9: 27. Burial in the Clinton Brick Cemetery.

"Now o'er life's pathway he has come.
At last unto his heavenly home."

Transcriber's note: "Quantiro" is the spelling used in the original text. It should be Quantico, Va.

Shenk. ­ Bro. Henry L. Shenk, was born Oct. 14, 1861; died March 14, 1940; aged 78 y. 5 m. He is survived by his wife and 1 daughter. He was a member of the Church for a number of years. He was a son of Pre. Tobias Shenk of East Petersburg, Pa. Services on March 17 by Jacob Hershey and John S. Hess.

Stauffer. ­ Lydia G. Kauffman, widow of the late Amos N. Stauffer, Central Manor, Pa., was born Nov. 8, 1874; died at the Lancaster General Hospital of an embolism following an appendectomy on April 3, 1940; aged 65 y. Her husband and 1 son (Clayton) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Masonville Mennonite Church. She is survived by 2 sons (Ira K., Conestoga, Pa.; Amos K., Central Manor, Pa.; with whom she resided), 1 daughter (Mary, wife of Ira L. Herr, Willow Street, Pa.), 2 brothers (Albert Kauffman, Ohio and Harry Kauffman, Lancaster), 1 sister (Mrs. Barbara Leisey , York), also 9 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Masonville Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
The world's weary troubles and trials are past;
In silence she suffered in patience she bore,
Till God called her home to suffer no more."

Swarr. --- Susanna R. Swarr was born Oct. 6, 1849; died Jan. 27, 1940; aged 90 y. 3 m. 21 d. She died at the Old People's Home at Oreville, Lancaster, Pa., where she was confined to her bed for a long time yet able to bring cheer and comfort to many who stopped at her room. Services were held at the Oreville Home, by Bros. Jacob Hershey and John S. Hess. Text, Gen. 47: 8.

Wingenroth. --- Sister Martha Wingenroth was born July 20, 1875; died Oct. 9, 1939; aged 64 y. 2 m. 19 d. Her last days of this life were in much suffering in the hospital, yet her dying testimony was that of "falling asleep smiling." She was a member of the Hess Church near Lititz, Pa., where the funeral was held by Bro. John S. Hess.

Witmer. ­ Levi B., was born Sept. 26, 1859; died Feb. 23, 1940; aged 80 y. 4 m. 27 d. He is survived by his wife Emma (nee Keller) Witmer, and 3 children (David K., Ephrata, Pa.; Jennie, wife of Wayne Graybill, Lititz; and Minnie, wife of Frank Burkholder, Lititz); also the following brothers and sisters (Mrs. Lizzie Stauffer, Ephrata; Mrs. Samuel Hernley, Lexington; Eli Witmer, Soudersburg; Isaac Witmer, Lititz; Mrs. Christ Stauffer, Lexington; Mrs. Samuel Zimmerman, Farmersville). Four brothers and 1 sister preceded him to the glory world. Fourteen grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren also survive. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Bro. Jacob H. Hershey, with further services held at the Hess Church in charge of Bro. John S. Hess and Amos Horst. Text, I Sam. 20: 3. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

The call was sudden, the shock severe,
Whose life to God was given;
Gladly to earth their eyes they close,
To open them in heaven.
--By a Niece.

Yeackley. --- Sarah, daughter of William and Rosa Eicher Stutzman, was born Feb. 21, 1896 near Milford, Nebraska; died March 6, 1940; aged 44 y. 14 d. She was united in marriage to John Yeackley Dec. 4, 1913, by Bishop Joseph Schlegel just three weeks before his death-this the last of his ministerial work. They were blest with two sons and two daughters, all living. (Melvin, Mrs. Floyd Burkey, Nola and Joseph). She leaves her husband, four children, mother, one brother, six half-brothers, two sisters, five half-sisters, four uncles, nine aunts and sixty-six nieces and nephews. Her father, one brother, one-half brother and two half-sisters preceded her in death. In her youth she confessed her Christ and united with the East Fairview Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member. On several occasions in her life, death had seemed very near. Even though she suffered physically more than the average, and having crippled hands and feet due to rheumatism, she sang much while she worked and never complained. She was once blest with a beautiful vision as an answer to the assurance of her salvation, and just recently experienced an answer to the prayer that her sense of taste and smell, which she had not enjoyed for several years, might be restored. Funeral services were held at the home, and at the East Fairview Church. Warren A. Eicher conducted the services at the home and Wm. R. Eicher had charge at the church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.

"Rest on, dear mother, thy labors are o'er,
Those loving hands will toil no more;
A faithful mother, true and kind,
No friend on earth like you we'll find."

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.


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