BUTE. - Frank Bute was born at Cullom, Ill., Aug. 10, 1876; accompanying his parents to Jackson, Minn., in the spring of 1896, where he since resided. Sept. 9, 1903, he united in marriage to Sylvia Turner. To this union 2 sons were born. In March, 1910, at an evangelistic meeting at the Alpha Mennonite Church by Bro. A. H. Leaman, Bro. Bute and his wife accepted Christ and united with the church, to which he was faithful. Saturday, April 12, while trimming trees, he fell and received the injury that proved fatal and in the early morning of Sunday (Resurrection) he answered the call, "higher." Left to sustain their loss are his wife, 2 sons (Herbert and Ray) and their wives, 2 grandson, his father (Linden Bute), 3 brothers (Charles M., Drew, and Tom), 3 sisters (Mrs. Daisy Lehman, Mrs. Bell Rintaul and Mrs. Ruth Peterson). His mother, 1 sister and 1 brother preceded him. Funeral services April 15, conducted by Bros. N. E. Landis and C. J. Garber.
BUTE. - Mary Valeria, infant daughter of James and Mattie (Hartzler) Bute, was stillborn at the Halloran Hospital, Jackson, Minn., March 25, 1941. She leaves her parents, 1 brother (Jimmie), 3 sisters (Virginia, Neva, and Barbara). Short services were conducted at the grave by her grandfather, C. M. Bute. Burial in Riverside Cemetery.
BYLER. - Mary, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Byler of Lawrence Co., Pa., was born June 4, 1876; died at the Mennonite Home, Eureka, Ill., April 9, 1941; aged 64 y. 10 m. 5 d. Death was due to uremic poisoning caused from heart and kidney disease. She was one of the last remaining of the group of eight members that entered the Home when it opened June 15, 1922. While she was not in normal health when she entered the home, yet she was very faithful in the things that she could do to help along with the work. In her last illness of six weeks she was a very patient sufferer. She leaves to mourn her departure (that are known to us) 2 brothers (Jacob, Clarence Center, N. Y., Rudy in Ohio), 1 sister whose whereabouts are unknown to us, and a number of relatives in Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Oklahoma. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Home in charge of Bro. Ezra Yordy, and burial in the local cemetery there.
CONRAD. - Katie, daughter of Christian and Verena Conrad,
was born in Courgenigh, Switzerland, July 10, 1869; died at the
home of her son (Daniel Conrad) near Columbiana, Ohio, April 8,
1941; aged 71 y. 8 m. 12 d. She was united in marriage to Jacob
Conrad Dec. 29, 1891. To this union 3 sons and 1 daughter were
born. Her husband preceded her in death April 13, 1929; also 2
sons, Christian and Jacob. She is survived by a son (Daniel),
daughter (Fannie Reschly of near Crawfordsville, Iowa), 15 grandchildren,
3 sisters, 4 brothers, with a large circle of relatives and friends.
Sister Conrad confessed Christ as her Saviour in early life and
united with the Mennonite Church. When she came to America with
her parents she transferred her membership to the Oak Grove Congregation
in Wayne Co., Ohio, where she remained a faithful and devoted
sister. In her affliction she was patient and resigned, looking
forward with confidence and a living hope for the call to come
home and be at rest. Services were held at the home by the brethren,
A. J. Steiner, and Stephen Yoder; and at the Pleasant Hill Church
by the brethren, J. S. Gerig, E. F. Hartzler, and William G. Detweiler.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting
Gone from all thy toils and pain;
Far from earth and all its wrestling,
Thou didst now thy crown obtain."
FAUST. - Harry Earl, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Faust of Acme, Pa., was born Feb. 10, 1904; died April 12, 1941; aged 37 y. 2 m. 2 d. He was baptized a short time before his death at the Sanitarium near Blairsville, Pa. He is survived by his parents, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services were held April 15, at the Church of God at Alverton, Pa., conducted by J. L. Horst.
GOOD. - Monroe G. Good was born Oct. 26, 1863; died
April 6, 1941, at the old Good homestead (where he resided all
his life); aged 77 y. 5 m. 10 d. He accepted Christ as his Saviour
in his youth, became a member of the Bowmansville, Pa., Mennonite
Church, and served as a trustee of the church for many years.
He was an unassuming but friendly and helpful neighbor; a kind,
affectionate husband and father, and of a quiet disposition. His
wife (nee Lizzie Horning) preceded him in death seven years ago.
To this union were born 3 daughters and 5 sons (Susie, wife of
Paul G. Good, Bowmansville; Annie, wife of Harry G. Weber, Denver,
Pa.; Harvey, Amos, Elmer, Isaac, Monroe, and Lizzie, wife of Paul
S. Good, all of Bowmansville, Pa.). There also survive 30 grandchildren
and 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ezra, Fivepointville, Pa.;
Harry, Columbus, Ohio), 1 sister (Hettie Ann Weber, Fivepointville).
Funeral services were held April 10, conducted at the home by
Bro. Geo.; Horning and at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by
Bro. Moses Gehman. Text, John 9:4.
"Father, dear, you,re not forgotten,
Tough on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
HABIG. - Pauline (Shafer) Habig was born in Germany, Feb. 8, 1862; died April 17, 1941; aged 79 y. 3 m. 9 d. She came to America in 1883 making her home at Garret, Ind.; later moving to Chicago, Ill., and then to Ft. Wayne, Ind. In January, 1884, she was married to August Habig. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters. Her husband and 2 sons preceded her in death. Surviving her are 1 son (Hubert Habig of Ft. Wayne), 2 daughters (Mrs. Ed C. Green of Ft. Wayne and Mrs. Claude C. Culp of Brethren, Mich.), 16 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 brother (Gustav Schafer of Miami, Fla.). In 1913 she was baptized and received into the Mennonite Mission Church at Ft. Wayne, Ind., and remained a faithful member until death. As long as health permitted she was a regular attendant, although blind for several years. Her cheerful testimonies and smile were an inspiration to all who visited her. Shortly before her death she helped sing her favorite song, "My Jesus, I Love Thee." Funeral services April 21 at the Mennonite Mission Church at Ft. Wayne, Ind.
HUBER. - Frances, wife of Jacob Huber (deceased), was
born April 4, 1866; died April 13, 1941; aged 75 y. 9 d. She was
the daughter of Samuel and Marie Reams. She leaves 2 sons
(Mark Huber, Los Angeles, Calif.; Carl Huber, Dayton, O.), 3 daughters
(Elsie Diller, Elida, O.; Esther Hartman, Kenton O.; Pearl Pence,
Lima, O.). 1 sister (Dora Myer, Cumin, Mich.), 1 brother (Ed Reams,
Defiance, O.), 8 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many
other relatives and friends. Her life was a life of illness, but
she suffered patiently ? this one virtue her loved ones and friends
will long remember. She enjoyed greatly the reading of Christian
literature, especially the church papers. She was a member of
the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were in charge of Bro.
Maurice O,Connell of Lima. Text, 1 Thess.
"Mother, thou art sweetly resting
Here thy toils and care are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
KAUFFMAN. - Sallie, daughter of Eli and Magdalena Kauffman, was born Aug. 8, 1869; died April 6, 1941; aged 71 y. 7 m. 28 d. Her last illness came upon her very suddenly, just 12 days before death. After being stricken by a cerebral hemorrhage, she never rallied, never spoke again, and gave very little evidence that she recognized those who lovingly cared for her. But we believe that she was glad to exchange this life for the better, fuller, and more blessed on in glory. In young girlhood she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the South Union Mennonite Church, and was always faithful and obedient. She appreciated the Church and loved it. For many years, also, she enjoyed helping the needy through the sewing circle, and this, together with her home, held her chief interests. Each day she took up her duties with courage and calmness but during the last months those daily duties became more difficult as she began to fail noticeably in health. Besides her parents, 3 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. They are Abner, Lee H., and Jacob Kauffman, Mrs. Lydia Yoder, all of West liberty, and Mrs. Mary H. Yoder of Belleville, Pa. She leaves 3 sisters (Mrs. A. Z. Detweiler of West Liberty; Fannie, with whom she shared her home; and Mrs. Malinda Detweiler of Fairview, Mich.), besides a number of nieces and nephews, friends, and neighbors who loved her and appreciated her quiet and unassuming life. Funeral services were held April 8 in the South Union Church, in charge of Bros. S. E. Allgyer and Wallace Kauffman. Burial in the South Union Cemetery.
Landis. - Aaron D., only son of the late Pre. John L. and Mary (Denlinger) Landis, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 25, 1856; died Jan. 9, 1941; aged 84 y. 3 m. 14 d. Dec. 1, 1878, he was united in marriage to Nettie B., sister of the late Pre. Sanford Landis; she still survives, as well as the following children: Mary, wife of George L. Herr, of Lampeter; John L., Lancaster; Anna L., wife of Daniel R. Lehman, Ronks; Emma, wife of Jason R. Groff, Manheim; Aaron L., Lancaster; Anetta, wife of Benj. H. Ranck, Bird-in-Hand; Sanford L., Lancaster; and 2 who preceded him to the glory world in infancy. Twenty-four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren also survive. For some time his presence in the services has been missed, due to the infirmities of age, but we are glad to think of him as one whose seat was seldom vacant; and that his presence could be counted on whenever health permitted. He and his companion had united with the Church in their early married life, and had always taken an active part in the work of the Church and Sunday school; he having been superintendent of the Mellinger Sunday School for about twenty years. His life was one of activity and helpfulness, with a loyal interest in his home community, a loving concern for his family, and a devoted relation to the Church. May we all rejoice in the confidence that our loss is his eternal gain. Brief services were held Jan. 12 at the home and at the Mellinger Church at 2 o,clock. Services conducted by the home ministers, David L. Landis and Elmer G. Martin; with the same text that was used at his father's funeral on July 23, 1914, Psa. 73:23-26. Interment in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Kennell. - Joseph J., son of the late Peter and Anna (Schertz) Kennell, was born Oct. 4, 1874; died at his home near Roanoke, Ill., April 4, 1941; aged 66 y. 6 m. He was united in marriage Feb. 22, 1898, to Emma Ringenberg. He leaves his sorrowing companion, 1 daughter (Ada Kenyon), 3 sons (Arthur, Reuben, and Clarence), all of near Roanoke; 11 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John W. Kennell near Roanoke and Peter W. Kennell of Eureka), and a host of nephews, nieces and friends. One infant son (Raymond) and a daughter (Anna), also 2 grandchildren and 3 sisters passed on before. He united with the Amish Mennonite Church in his youth and remained faithful until he was called peacefully to rest. He was ordained minister May 27, 1917, and ordained bishop May 20, 1934. One of his last sermons was, " 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." He took sick a few days before Christmas, always thinking he would be better when the weather was warmer. But God saw fit to call him home. He was a good companion and kind father. Whenever anyone was in trouble he was ready to give a helping hand. Funeral services were held April 6 at the Linn A. M. Church, Bro. Joseph Reber of Shelbyville, Ill., officiating. Burial in Roanoke M. Cemetery.
Martin. - Janet Ann, daughter of Ivan and Bertha (Myers)
Martin, died Apr. 14, 1941; aged 4 y. 3 m. 20 d. Although Janet
Ann was an invalid from birth, she was endeared as a child and
enjoyed the affections of her parents until in the wisdom of her
Heavenly Parent He chose to take her unto Himself. She leaves
her mourning father and mother, a twin brother and sister (Joan
Fae and Jerry Rae), 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents, and
a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services at Yellow Creek
Mennonite Church, conducted by Virgil C. Weaver.
"The sweet little bud, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took our darling away;
Not from our memory, not from our love,
But to dwell with Jesus in heaven above."
RILEY. - Sarah, daughter of Noah and Barbara Stutzman,
was born Aug. 2, 1892, near Chappell, Neb.; died March 22, 1941,
at the home of her daughter Elva in Crete, Neb.; aged 48 y. 7
m. 20 d. In 1905 she moved to Wood River, Neb., with her parents.
At the age of 14 years she accepted Christ and united with the
Mennonite Church. She was a faithful Christian, a kind and true
wife and mother. Her favorite Bible verse was II Tim. 2:15. She
was married April 17, 1913, to William Riley near Wood River.
About 1924 they moved to Milford, Neb., and a little later to
Crete. This home was blessed with 12 children, 2 of whom (Clarence
and Verl) preceded her in death. Surviving her are her husband
and the following children: Mildred (Mrs. Jake Detweiler) of Milford,
Earnest, Elva (Mrs. Wesley Reil) of Crete, Harvey of Milford,
Lesley, Mertice, Vera, Ferman, Naomi, and Walter at home. She
also leaves 3 granddaughters, 1 grandson, 2 brothers (Wm. N. of
Wood River and Harvey of Chappell), 1 sister (Mrs. Art Gascho
of Broken Bow, Neb.), 3 aunts, 1 uncle, many nieces and nephews,
and a large number of cousins. One brother and 1 sister preceded
her in death. Funeral services were held at the East Fairview
Church in charge of Bro. Jos. E. Zimmerman, assisted by Bro. W.
A. Eicher. Interment in near-by cemetery.
"Should we wish her back in this world of care,
Where there's pain and sorrow and sin everywhere?
No, for Jesus took her to that blissful state;
And now until He calls we will patiently wait."
SENSENIG. - Mary C. Martin was born Nov. 2, 1880; died
March 31, 1941; aged 60 y. 4 m. 29 d. She died after a lingering
illness, although she was able to help with her house work until
a week previous to her death. In 1901 she was united in marriage
to Henry M. Sensenig. Besides her bereaved husband, she leaves
the following children; Mrs. Harry L. Sensenig, Mrs. Lester Shirk,
Mrs. John N. Wenger, Titus, Amos, Mrs. Elmer Schnupp, and Luke
at home; also 23 grandchildren and the following brothers and
sisters: Mrs. Anna Moyer, Amos, Mrs. Menno Brubaker, Mrs. Henry
Graybill, Mrs. Ira Graybill, Mrs. J. Paul Graybill, and Paul.
She united with the Mennonite Church in her early life and was
a faithful member to the end. She was a kind and patient mother,
not only to her family but to all who knew her and especially
to her grandchildren in the later years. Funeral services were
held April 3 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry L. Sensenig,
by Bro. Aaron Weaver, with further services at the Groffdale Mennonite
Church. Bro. Noah Mack preached from Psa. 4:8, followed by Bro.
John W. Weaver. Text, Rev. 7:14-17. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Lone will be our pathway here,
Lone without her words of cheer;
Lonely in the morning light,
Lonely in the shades of night."
YODER. - Carol Sue, daughter of Sanford A. and Shirley (Cooper) Yoder, died April 6, 1941; aged 8 m. 9 d. Besides her grief-stricken parents, she leaves her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Chester Cooper), her maternal grandmother (Mrs. A. I. Yoder), and a number of aunts, uncles, and cousins. Although her life on earth was short, her sweet smile and friendly disposition endeared her to her family and friends. Funeral services at the South Union Church, in charge of Wallace Kauffman and Earl V. Willets.
"Safe in the arms of Jesus,
Safe on His gentle breast;
There by His love o'ershadowed,
Sweetly thy soul shall rest."
YOUNKER. - Valentine Younker was born May 22, 1859; died April 1, 1941; aged 81 y. 10 m. 9 d. In 1882 he was married to Arabella Berkebile who died in 1908. Of this marriage he is survived by 10 children, 42 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren. In 1910 he was married to Leah Weaver, who survives him, also 1 daughter. Many years ago he united with the Church of the Brethren, and later with the Weaver Mennonite Church near Johnstown. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Mennonite Church by Bro. Hiram Wingard. Interment in the Berkey Cemetery.
ZEHR. - Emma, daughter of Barbara and the late David
Lichti, was born Aug. 1, 1912; died at North Easthope, Ont., April
6, 1941; aged 28 y. 8 m. 5 d. At the age of 15 years she was received
into the Wellesley A. M. Church through water baptism by Bishop
Daniel Lebold, and was a faithful member until death. Sept. 28,
1933, she was united in holy matrimony with Bro. Ervin Zehr of
the Poole A. M. Church, after which she also transferred her membership
to Poole. They shared their joys and sorrows for over seven years.
This union was blessed with 3 sons. She leaves her husband, 3
sons (David, Daniel, and Albert), her mother, 1 sister (Lizzie,
wife of Mahlon Schultz of Ellice), and many other relatives and
friends. Her father, 2 brothers, and 1 sister preceded her in
death. Funeral services were conducted April 9 at her late home
in charge of Bro., Amos Brunk, with further services at the Wellesley
Maple View A. M. Church in charge of Bro. C. R. Brunk in German,
and Bro. Peter Nafziger in English. Text, II Cor. 4:17. Interment
in the adjoining cemetery.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, pain is ended,
And dear Emma is at rest."
BURKHART. - Amos W. Burkhart was born Dec. 9, 1866;
died April 4, 1941; aged 74 y 3 m. 25 d. The following survive:
his widow (Annie Weaver Burkhart), 7 children (Anna, wife of Phares
W. Rutt, Goodville, Pa.; David N., East Earl, Pa.; Samuel N.,
and Harry N., Mohnton, Pa.; Lizzie, wife of Wayne G. Shirk, Narvon,
Pa.; Amos N., New Holland, Pa.; and Elmer N. Denver, Pa.), 36
grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the
Mennonite Church at Bowmansville, Pa. Funeral services were held
at Bowmansville Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery
"Bright the dawning of that morn,
Night returned to day;
Parted friends no farewells know,
Tears be wiped away."
BURKHART. - Mary Ann, daughter of Conrad and Volburgo Kurtz, was born June 2, 1848, in Berlin, Germany; died at her home Feb. 27, 1941; aged 92 y. 8 m. 25 d. When but a small child, she with her parents migrated to the United States, where they established a home at Gargersville, Pa. Here she spent her childhood days and grew up to womanhood. Feb. 19, 1868, she was united in marriage to Isaac Burkhart. Her husband was an ordained minister of the Gospel, serving the Zion Mennonite Church, near Bluffton, Ohio, for some years. In 1871 Bro. and Sister Burkhart left Pennsylvania to come to Hancock, Co., Ohio. Here they remained for a brief time, after which they removed to a farm near Pandora. After her husband,s departure she and her daughter Mary moved to their present residence. Mother Burkhart was a loyal member of the Zion Mennonite Church of Bluffton until services there were discontinued and she transferred her membership to the Bethany Mennonite Church of Elida, Ohio. One son (Andrew) preceded her in death. She is survived by 5 daughters (Mrs. Harry Roth, of Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Anna Basinger and Mrs. George Lehman, of Pandora; Mrs. J. B. Smith of Elida, Ohio; and the youngest daughter, Mary, who lived with and faithfully cared for her mother these years), 19 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held March 2 in the missionary church in Pandora in charge of S. E. Allgyer of West Liberty, Ohio, assisted by Bros. _____ Steiner and Paul Witmer. Burial in the Zion Cemetery.
EBERLY. - Amanda May, daughter of the late Israel and
Nancy (Horst) Lesher, was born Jan. 2, 1877; died April
8, 1941, at her home at Cearfoss, Md.; aged 64 y. 3 m. 6 d. On
Feb. 2, 1898, she was united in marriage to Jacob H. Eberly who
died five years ago. She is survived by the following children:
Mrs. Carrie Moats of Greencastle, Pa.; Lester, at home; Irvin,
of Hagerstown, Md.; Ruth and Reba, at home; Mrs. Florence Henesy,
of Williamsport, Md.; and Mrs. Ethel Wolfinger of Hagerstown,
Md.; also by 10 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Annie Carl, Hagerstown;
and Mrs. Mary Beam, Waynesboro, Pa.), and these half brothers
and half sisters: Clara, Irvin, and Alice Lesher, of Marion, Pa.;
Joe Lesher, of Chambersburg, Pa.; Mrs. Paul Showalter, of Broadway,
Va.; Bertha Lesher, of Rochester, N. Y.; and Adam Lesher, of Scotland,
Pa. After a season of failing health and much suffering, the Lord
saw fit to call her home to be with Him, which she often expressed
as her desire. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for over
45 years. Funeral services were held April 11 at the home by Bro.
M. K. Horst, and at Reiff,s Mennonite Church by Bro. John Risser.
Text, Psa. 23. Burial at Chambersburg, Pa.
By a Daughter.
FORRY. - Henry B., son of Jacob and Maria Bucker Forry,
was born near Hanover, Pa., Jan. 26, 1856; died March 31, 1941;
aged 85y 2 m. 5 d. Oct. 8, 1878, he was united in marriage to
Emma M. Miller, who preceded him in death 22 years ago. He was
a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years, serving
as a member of the church council. He had gone with his son-in-law
to attend a meeting . He had not complained of feeling ill prior
to being stricken and passed away within a few minutes. His sudden
passing was a shock to the community. Surviving him are 4 children
(Mrs. Jacob Stauffer, Mrs. Daniel S. Bair, Paul B. Forry of Hanover,
Pa.). 7 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. The funeral
was held from the home of his daughter. Short services at the
house, with further services at the Hanover Mennonite Church,
in charge of Bishop Richard Danner assisted by the home ministers,
Peter Shank, Harvey Grove, and Amos Shank. Text, Jas. 4:13-15.
Burial in York Road Cemetery.
"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 on without a farewell."
By the Children.
GEARIG. - Daniel, son of Joseph and Elizabeth Gearig, was born near Archbold, Ohio, May 2, 1857; died at his home in Burlington, Ohio, March 26, 1941; aged 83 y. 11 m. 6 d. Feb. 18, 1879, he was united in marriage to Catherine Hauenstein. To this union were born 3 children: Henry and Mary (Mrs. Simon Lauber) of Archbold, Ohio; Saloma (Mrs. Lewis Lauber) of Wauseon, Ohio. He was bedfast for three weeks and was a patient sufferr to the end. He was a faithful member of the Amish Mennonite Church. He leaves his loving wife, 3 children, 9 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Joseph Vonier, Wauseon), 1 brother (Joseph of Ithaca, Mich.), and a host of relatives and friends.
HALDEMAN. - Sallie Westenberger Haldeman was born Oct. 26, 1877; died April 12, 1941; aged 63 y. 5 m. 16 d. She is survived by husband (Jacob B. Haldeman) and 2 daughters (Anna and Esther). She was blind for a number of years; also suffered from a heart condition which caused her much suffering at times. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held April 15 at Risser,s Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser and W. W. Oberholtzer. Text, Mark 14:8. Burial in church cemetery.
HANEY. - Mary, daughter of Philip and Susan Trout, was born in Westmoreland Co., Pa., Oct. 11, 1867; died at the home of her granddaughter (Ruth Sprinkle), Scottdale, Pa., April 24, 1941; aged 73 y. 6 m. 13 d. She is survived by 3 children (Forrest Trout, Mrs. Mahlon Dillon, Sylvus Faulkner, all of Scottdale), 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and was known and loved widely for her Christian character and influence. Funeral services were held at the Scottdale Mennonite Church, April 27, with J. L. Horst and Daniel Kauffman officiating. Interment in the Scottdale Cemetery.
KELLER. - Harry Lee, son of Harry F. and Margaret (Rhodes)
Keller, was born Sept. 19, 1939, near Dayton, Va.; died March
30, 1941, at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. He was a very healthy,
robust child until four days before his death, which was caused
by strep infection. His sweet smile and loving disposition are
greatly missed by those who knew him. Besides his parents, he
is survived by 1 sister (Louise), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs.
W. L. Keller, and Mrs. Sarah C. Heatwole) and a host of uncles,
aunts, and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Bank Mennonite
Church by Bro. John Mumaw and Bro. H. B. Keener. Text, Gen. 37:30.
Interment in cemetery near by.
"God needed one more angel child,
Amidst His shining band;
And so He bent with loving smile
And clasped our darling,s hand."
KRABILL. - Christian P., son of Peter and Catherine
(Conrad) Krabill, was born June 19, 1853; near Louisville, Ohio;
died March 1, 1941; aged 87 y. 8 m. 12 d. He was married to Ludia
Miller, of Canton, Ohio, June 1, 1875. Early in 1876, they moved
to Logan Co., Ohio, and later to a farm in Champaign Co., In the
fall of 1914 they retired from the farm, and moved to the present
home near West Liberty. Here they lived happily together, until
Mother was called away. To this union were born 11 children. A
son, Alvin, and a daughter, Ella, preceded him in death. The children
remaining are Ray of Smithville, Alden of Creston, Ralph of Rittman,
Gladys Baumgardner of Janera, Odes, Harvey, Mary Zook, Bertha
Yoder, of West Liberty, and Lucile at home. He also leaves 17
grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Eli Krabill
of Bellefontaine, and Peter Krabill of Wayland, Iowa). In young
manhood, he gave his heart to God, and united with the Beech Mennonite
Church in Stark county, Ohio. Later he transferred his membership
to the South Union Mennonite Church at West Liberty, where he
remained a member until death. He was especially blessed with
good health, until seven months ago, when he became afflicted
with a heart ailment, from which he never recovered. During this
time he appreciated the kindness shown him by his relatives and
friends. He was especially grateful to Lucile, who so faithfully
ministered to his needs during his illness, remaining almost constantly
at his bedside. During the long days and nights, when his suffering
was intense, he found much comfort and rest for his tired body
from Bible reading and prayer. He will be missed in the home,
in the Church, and in the community in which he lived. We bow
in submission to Him who said "Precious in the sight of the
Lord is the death of his saints." Funeral services were held
in the South Union Mennonite church, in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer,
assisted by Bros. Perry Daniels and Wallace Kauffman. Burial in
the cemetery near the church.
"O! think to step ashore
And find it heaven!
To clasp a hand outstretched
And find it God,s hand!"
MILLER. - Jacob A., son of Jacob J. and Anna Miller,
was born July 17, 1867; died at his home from a paralytic stroke
April 11, 1941; aged 73 y. 8 m. 24 d. In his youth he accepted
Christ as his Saviour, uniting with the Walnut Creek Mennonite
Church, and remained true to the faith until death. Feb. 26, 1888,
he was united in marriage to Malinda Gerber, who preceded him
in death on Sept. 1, 1931. To this union were born 4 children.
Two of them preceded him in death, 1 in infancy, and a son, (Roy)
Dec. 7, 1936. The surviving are: a daughter (Mrs. Lloyd Stutzman
of Mantua, Ohio), a son (Lawrence, at home), a daughter-in-law
(Mrs. Roy Miller), 4 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John A. Miller
of Kalona, Iowa; and Ben J. Miller of Middlebury, Ind.), a sister
(Susan Beechy of Hutchinson, Kans.), and a host of friends and
relatives. His sudden death was a shock to family and friends.
He was a kind father and will be missed in the home, community,
and church where he regularly attended.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o,er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
SHENK. - Aaron Wilbur, son of Phares K. and Anna Mae
(Buckwalter) Shenk, died in the St. Joseph,s Hospital, Lancaster,
Pa., March 2, 1941; aged 1 y. 8 m. 7 d. He had a cheerful and
friendly disposition which won him many friends during his short
stay on earth. He is very much missed in the family circle. He
is survived by his sorrowing parents and grandparents (Mr. and
Mrs. Benjamin F. Shenk, near Masonville and Mr. and Mrs. Amos
L. Buckwalter of Oyster Point, Va.), besides many other relatives
and friends. Funeral services were held March 5, at the Landisville
Mennonite Church in charge of Bros. Christian Frank and Henry
Lutz. Text, S. of S. 6:1-3. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Not now, but in the coming years,
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
SPAHR. - Elizabeth Polly, daughter of the late William and Elizabeth Armstrong, was born Nov. 26, 1899, in Sarkie Co., Nebr. She came to Oregon with her parents when two years old and has lived her continuously since that time. She was united in marriage to Hans Spahr and they lived together till sixteen days before she died her husband died. She died April 16, 1941; aged 41 y. 4 m. 20 d. She leaves her mother Mrs. E. J. Ball of Cedar Dale), 1 brother (Milton Armstrong of Oregon City), 7 sisters (Martha Bonney, Portland; Mrs. H. H. Hilton, Canby; Ella Renner, Portland; Oliv Hayes, Colton; Maudy Young, Willia, Calif.; Abby Comer, Meadow Brook; Clara Quick, Prinston, Calif.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Funeral Home at Molalla, Oreg., by Bro. Eli A. Bontrager of St. Johns. Mich.
STAUFFER. - Paul Edward, son of John L. and Lydia K. Stauffer, was born in Altoona, Pa., May 5, 1915, while his parents were engaged in city mission work. A few years later the family moved to Harrisonburg, Va., where he enjoyed an active but obedient childhood. He was received into the Mennonite Church on March 27, 1927. His exemplary Christian life developed into a noble manhood which gave promise of fruitful service in the cause of Christ. A little over a year after his graduation from college he was married to Ruth Stoltzfus Aug. 7, 1938. His wife continued teaching with the faculty of Eastern Mennonite School until June, 1940. After several weeks of illness he had two major operations to remove infections from the sinuses and brain at the University Hospital, Charlottesville, Va., where he died April 20, 1941. He is survived by his wife, his parents,, 2 sisters (Lois J. Messner of Harrisonburg, Va., and Ruth at home), and 2 brothers (J. Mark and James). Services at the house were conducted by S. H. Rhodes. The funeral was held at the Lindale Mennonite Church in charge of John R. Mumaw and R. J. Shenk. Text - "And he led them forth in the right way, that they might go to a city of habitation." Interment in Lindale Cemetery.
STULL. - Mary Edna, daughter of Henry and Christina Thomas, was born in Cambria Co., Pa., March 5, 1898; died at her home near Scottdale, Pa., April 28, 1941; aged 43 y. 1 m. 23 d. In 1917 she was married to Ira J. Stull, to which union were born 7 children, 3 of whom preceded her to the great beyond. She is survived by her husband, 4 children (Paul, John, June and Tommy), 3 brothers (John, Howard and Jacob), and 2 sisters (Bertha Trotter and June Thomas), besides many other relatives and friends. She was a devoted member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and was of a bright and cheerful disposition. Her end came very suddenly and was quite a shock to her many friends, whose sympathy goes out to the bereft family of husband and small children, the youngest of whom is only 5 months old. Services were held at the D. A. Stull home in Scottdale on the evening of April 29, and at the Weaver Church near Johnstown on the afternoon of April 30. The ministers taking part in the services were Daniel Kauffman, A. J. Metzler, J. L. Horst, and Hiram Wingard. Interment was made in the Richland Cemetery near the Weaver Church.
SWITZER. - Benjamin Franklin, son of the late Benjamin and Susan Switzer, was born Aug. 30, 1874, in Fulton Co, Ill.; died at his home near Vestaburg, Mich., March 29, 1941; aged 66 y. 6 m. 29 d. At the age of 11 he moved with his parents to Midland, Va., where he grew to manhood and became a member of the Church of the Brethren, to which he was loyal to the end. In 1896 he was united in marriage to Susanna Dettweiler (formerly of Zurich, Ont.). To this union 6 sons were born, 1 dying in infancy. Surviving are the widow, 5 sons (Albert, Edward, Israel, Harvey and Oscar all of near Vestaburg, Mich.), and 8 grandchildren; also 1 sister (Maggie Dettweiler of Midland, Va.) and 3 brothers (William of Detroit, Mich., Charlie of Vestaburg, and Jacob of Monongahela, Pa.). In 1908 he with his family moved near Vestaburg, Mich., where they resided ever since. Funeral services at the Church of Christ were in charge of Harley Townsend, assisted by Samuel Bollinger. Burial in cemetery near by.
YODER. - Jonas S. Yoder was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Aug. 10, 1855; died at his late home in Kalona, Iowa, April 20, 1941; aged 85 y. 8 m. 10 d. In 1882 he was united in marriage to Rebecca Lehman. She preceded him in death in 1897. To this union 3 children were born (Mrs. Alice Eimen of Kalona and Mrs. Sem Slabaugh of Parnell; one son died in infancy). In 1902 he was married to Mary E. Miller who died in 1920. His death is mourned by his 2 daughters, 4 grandchildren, 1 brother (David of Kalona), and a large number of near relatives and friends. In 1870 he moved with his parents to Johnson Co., Iowa, where he grew to manhood and lived his entire life, with the exception of 16 years when the family lived at Clarion, Iowa. July 8, 1877, he was baptized with a class of 17, three of whom are still living. He united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the East Union congregation at the time of his death. Bro. Yoder was a loving and devoted father and husband, a kind neighbor and friend, always honest and upright in his dealings, by which he held the esteem and respect of his many friends. In 1915 he retired from the farm, moved into Kalona, where he lived since. The daughters feel especially indebted to Lizzie Hochstetler who cared for his home the last eleven years, and also the nurse, Eliza Hochstetler, who so faithfully cared for him during his last illness. Funeral services were held from the East Union Church, with burial in the family lot in the East Union Cemetery, conducted by Bros. Ed Diener and D. J. Fisher.
Zook. - John M., son of Menno K. and Barbara (Kauffman) Zook, was born near Topeka, Ind., May 9, 1860; died Nov. 30, 1940; aged 80 y. 6 m. 21 d. When 8 years old he moved with his parents to Cass Co., Mo., near Garden City, where he grew to manhood. Dec. 25, 1881, he was married to Salina King, who preceded him in death Aug. 19, 1905. To this union were born 10 children, of whom 3 preceded him in death. In 1898 he with his family moved to McPherson Co., Kans., where he spent the remainder of his life (except about 2 years, in Harper Co., Kans., and about 7 years near Tofield, Alta.). In 1908 he was married to Elizabeth Kauffman, who preceded him in death in September, 1930. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful unto the end. He was interested in the work of the church, and the spiritual welfare of his children. On Thanksgiving Day, 1940, he had a stroke and two days later he fell peacefully asleep in Jesus; was conscious almost to the end. He was never sick much in his life. The last few years he often expressed a desire to depart this life, and go to the better world to meet the loved ones gone before, and waited patiently till the Master called from this world of sorrow to the glory world. He is survived by 7 children (Roy A., Inman, Kans.; Aaron A., Paul A., Manitou, Colo.; Ida E., wife of S. D. Miller, Conway, Kans.; John R., Dodds, Alta.; Anna E., wife of Ives Johnson, Have, Kans.; and Menno K., Redland, Calif.), 31 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 5 stepchildren (Maggie, wife of Roy Miller, Windom, Kans.; Crist Kauffman, Keturah, wife of Fred Drier, Hesston, Kans.; Chancy Kauffman, Akron, Ohio; and Levi Kauffman, Detroit, Mich.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Mary Yoder, Redlands, Calif.), Mrs. Lina Seaman, Greeley, Colo.; and Mrs. Emma Randall, Ponca, Nebr.). Funeral services were conducted Dec. 4 at the home of Shelley Miller,s by Bro. M. M. Troyer and at the West Liberty Mennonite Church by Bro. J. G. Hartzler. Text, II Tim. 4:7, 8. Burial in the West Liberty Cemetery.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan
BRENNEMAN. - Barbara, wife of Noah Brenneman and daughter of the late Christian and Lena (Beachy) Orendorf, was born in the "Cove" region, in Garrett Co., Md., Aug. 24, 1862; died at the smaller residence of the A. M. C. Home near Grantsville, Md., May 3, 1941; aged 78 y. 8 m. 9 d. Death was evidently due to the infirmities of age and general decline. In January, 1898, she was married to Noah Brenneman, who survives. She is also survived by 1 sister (Mrs. Elizabeth Beitzel), 1 half sister (Mrs. Susie Schrock), and 1 half brother (Sol Orendorf), all of whom live along one of the rural routes of Accident, Md. There are also a number of nieces and nephews. Three brothers preceded her in death (Joel, in infancy, and Noah and Christian, who died in advanced age), and 2 sisters (Anna, who died some years ago, and Catherine, Mrs. Jonas Schrock, who died several years ago). With the establishment of the Amish Mennonite Children,s Home, the administration of which began at Bro. Brenneman,s private home near Bittinger, Md., in 1914, the deceased sister was identified with the administration of the Home in a minor (yet devoted) capacity, which relationship continued when the building for the Home was erected near Grantsville, Md., and while Bro. Brenneman remained superintendent. Later, they moved into the home where she died. A number of years ago she had the misfortune of falling and breaking a limb, which fracture never fully healed. From that time on she, at times, endured much suffering and weakness. While she did not possess exceptional abilities, her role was that of quiet, meek, unassuming faithfulness in the common, routine avenues of duty. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in youth in which communion she died. The funeral was held at the Maple Glen meetinghouse, near Grantsville, May 5, the services being conducted by Shem Peachey in German and Ivan J. Miller in English. Services at the residence by C. W. Bender and at the grave by J. B. Miller. Interment in the adjacent cemetery.
CARPENTER. - Harvey, only child of Henry and Lucy Carpenter, was born Sept. 23, 1881, near Akron, N. Y.; died April 21, 1941, at the Buffalo General Hospital; aged 59 y. 6 m. 28 d. July 4, 1933, Harvey accepted Christ as his Saviour, was baptized, and received into the Mennonite Church near Clarence Center, N. Y., where he continued to hold his membership; although seldom able to be present, as he had been afflicted with blindness many years. In May, 1937, he was married to Angeline Yankuns, who survives him, also 3 stepchildren and many relatives. His testimony was that he was ready to go should the Lord call him. Funeral services April 24 at the church, conducted by Bro. J. W. Birky. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Burial in the Eldridge Cemetery.
FISHER. - Stephen, son of Joel (deceased) and Elizabeth (Stoltzfus) Fisher, was born May 31, 1875; died April 27, 1941, in the Coatesville, Pa., Hospital, after a serious automobile accident, April 23, on his way home from work at a machine shop. He is survived by his aged mother (aged 92), his wife (Lavina Hooley Fisher), 8 sons, 5 daughters, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. He was a member of the Old Road Mennonite Church, Lancaster Co., Pa.
"Not now, but in the coming years;
It may be in the better land,
We'll read the meaning of our tears,
And there, sometime, we'll understand."
HOSTETLER. - Rosa Barbara, daughter of Frederick and Rebecca Bippus, was born in Brazil, Ind., Nov. 7, 1876; died suddenly of a heart attack at her home near Harrisburg, Oreg., March 21, 1941; aged 64 y. 4 m. 14 d. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was a member of the Amish Mennonite Church for many years, and in this faith she died. She was one of a group of deaf and dumb members of the Amish Mennonite Church of Harrisburg, Oreg. Oct. 10, 1898, she was united in marriage to Levi Hostetler of near Garden City, Mo. Soon after their marriage they moved to Hubbard, Oreg. Later they moved to Shelbyville, Ill., and after living there a number of years they moved to Harrisonburg, Oreg., where they lived until the time of her death. To this union were born 11 children, 6 of whom preceded her, having died in infancy and childhood. Besides her husband, the following children remain: Rebecca, wife of Ernest Nofziger, of Portland, Oreg.; Levi Edward, of North Bend, Oreg.; Margaret, wife of Clyde Meyer, of Tacoma, Wash.; John, of Crescent City, Calif.; Esther, wife of Harley Baker, of Harrisburg, Oreg. Nine grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild, 2 brothers (Ed Bippus, of Holcomb, Mo., and Frank Bippus of Balknob, Ark.), and many other relatives and friends also survive.
"The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We little thought her death so near;
And only those suddenly bereft can tell
The sadness of parting without farewell."
HUBER. - Bertha B., daughter of the late Solomon and Kathrine (Bechtel) Good, was born Nov. 15, 1887; died March 23, 1941, at her home near Bareville, Pa., after a three months illness; aged 53 y. 4 m. 8 d. In 1905 she was married to Jacob G. Huber who preceded her in death in 1935. She is survived by the following children: Myrtle, Stella, and Bertha at home; Lloyd, Bareville, Pa.; Henry, Ronks, Pa.; and Milton, Lancaster, Pa.; also by 8 grandchildren, 1 sister (Anna, wife of John W. Kolb of Spring City, Pa.), and 1 half sister (Minnie, wife of Paul W. Brunk, Royersford, Pa.). She was a member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church. Services were held at the home on March 26, by Bro. David Landis and at the East Petersburg Mennonite Church by Bros. Elmer Martin and Frank Kreider. Text, Prov. 31:27, 28. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
NICE. - Lizzie K., widow of the late Henry M. Nice, was born Sept. 1, 1857; died March 18, 1941, of complication of diseases; aged 83 y. 6 m. 17 d. She is survived by 2 children (Ellen, wife of Abram G. Landers of Souderton, and Abram N. Nice with whom she resided), 11 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren and 1 brother (Abram K. Moyer of Sabetha, Kans.). She was a faithful member of the Franconia Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held March 22 at the home by Bro. Elmer Moyer and at the church by Bros. Elwood Derstine and John Lapp. Text, Rom. 8:18. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Softly and peacefully Mother passed away,
From earth to heaven to make her stay;
Long and patiently she waited for the call,
Till God called her home, now waiting for us all."
_By the Children.
SHANTZ. - Joshua M. son of Joshua Y. Shantz, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., May 2, 1862; died at his home near New Dundee, Ont., April 23, 1941; aged 78 y. 11 m. 21 d. In 1890, at the age of 28 he united with the Mennonite Church to which faith he remained true till his departure. The following year (1891) he united in marriage with Hannah Rosenberger, to which union 1 daughter (Alberta) was born, who died in early childhood. Surviving are his wife, an adopted daughter (Mrs. Melvin Cressman of New Hamburg), and 1 sister (Mrs. David Snyder of New Dundee). Funeral services were conducted April 27, at his home and at the Geiger Mennonite church, with Bro. Moses H. Roth and Bro. Moses N. Baer in charge. Text, Eccl. 12:1.
STUTZMAN. - John J., son of Jost and Catherine (Hershberger) Stutzman, was born Oct. 23, 1859, near Johnstown, Pa.; died at his home near Kalona, Iowa, April 26, 1941; aged 82 y. 6 m. 3 d. He was the last one living of a family of 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. Oct. 14, 1877, he was baptized in a class of 21 and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. He was married to Mary Ellen Slaubaugh, April 6, 1882. To this union 3 sons and 8 daughters were born. Three daughters preceded him in death. His wife died Dec. 22, 1927. The following children survive: Iva, wife of Abe Miller, Kalona, Ia.; Katie, wife of Henry Miller, Wellman, Ia.; Nellie, wife of Thomas Kauffman, Kalona; Lydia, of Long Beach, Calif., wife of the late Simon Gingerich; William and Ervin of Kalona, and Melvin of Wellman. Nov. 10, 1929, he was married to Mrs. Mary Huber, Parnell, Iowa, who also survives him, together with 1 stepdaughter, Mrs. Wesley Yoder. He also leaves 36 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. His death was caused by a fall down the cellar stairs, injuring his head and he never regained consciousness. Funeral services were held April 29, conducted at the home by E. G. Swartzendruber, and at Fairview meetinghouse by E. G. Swartzendruber and A. S. Miller. Texts, II Cor. 4;5-17; Psa. 91; Amos 4:12.
WITMER. - Daniel D., son of David R. and Elizabeth Witmer, was born near New Springfield, Ohio, March 3, 1862; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. H. F. Lehman, Columbiana, Ohio), April 13, 1941; aged 79 y. 1 m. 10 d. Uremic poison was the immediate cause of his death. Hi was married to Sarah A. Miller in 1886, who passed from this life in 1902. To this union were born 2 children (Mrs. H. F. Lehman and Mrs. Russell Royer of Columbiana, O.). He was again married to Barbara Ziegler Shoup in 1903. She passed away in 1927. To this union was born 1 daughter, Mrs. Levi Hurst of Harrisonburg, Va. He leaves, besides these 3 daughters, 2 stepchildren (Harry E. Shoup of Los Angeles, Calif., and Mrs. Norman Bauman of Lisbon, O.), 10 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and 1 sister (Mrs. U. G. Mentzer of Youngstown, Ohio). One brother and 1 sister preceded him in death. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral services conducted at the North Lima Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Abram Good, assisted by Bro. Israel Snyder and Bro. Stephen Yoder. Text, Heb. 11:16. Interment in the church cemetery.
WYSE. John Jr., only son of Aaron and Emma (Graber) Wyse, was born near Wayland, Iowa, Dec. 13, 1922; died of chronic nephritis and complications May 3, 1941, at the home of his parents in Wayland; aged 18 y. 4 m. 20 d. From birth he was physically handicapped, which he bore so cheerfully. His sunshiny disposition won him many friends. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour, united with the Sugar Creek Church at the age of 14 years, and remained a faithful member. He was a Junior in High School. He leaves mother, father and 2 sisters (Eldora, wife of Elon Boshart, and Mildred, wife of Ira Wenger), 2 nieces and 1 nephew. Funeral services at the home and at the Sugar Creek Church by Bro. Willard Liechty. Text, Amos 5:8. Buried in cemetery near by.
"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last,
In that beautiful city his trials are past;
In silence he suffered, in patience he bore,
Till God called him home to suffer no more."
ZIMMERLY. - John, son of John and Elizabeth (Basinger) Zimmerly, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1868; died April 11, 1941; aged 72 y. 3 m. 26 d. His entire life was spent at the place of his birth. April 2, 1901, he was united in marriage to Sarah Steiner, who preceded him in death June 2, 1912. To this union were born 6 children (Edna, Mrs. Lester Beyeler, Dalton, O.; Alvin, Galen, Esther, Clarence, and Orpha), all of near Orrville. He is survived by his 6 children, 15 grandchildren, 1 brother (Christian), and 3 sisters (Mrs. David Zuercher, Mrs. J. S. Steiner, and Leah), all of near Orrville. Two brothers (Peter and Jacob), and 3 sisters (Elizabeth, Fanny, and Mrs. Chr. Zuercher), preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour, united with the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, and remained a faithful member until death, manifesting a meek and quiet spirit and following after the things which make for peace in the home, in the community as a neighbor, and in the Church. In church and Sunday school attendance he was regular while health permitted, and always manifested an active interest. Funeral services were held April 13, with N. E. Hilty and Isaac Zuercher in charge at the home, and E. F. Hartzler and I. W. Royer at the Crown Hill Mennonite Church.
Transcribed by Mary Teeter, Michigan
BRENNEMAN. - Edna Lichti, beloved wife of Bro. Christian Brenneman, was born in Waterloo Co., Wilmot Twp., near St. Agatha on Feb. 27, 1907; died at K. & W. Hospital on May 5, 1941; aged 34 y. 2 m. 12 d. On Jan. 31, 1924 she was united in matrimony to Bro. Christian Brenneman. To this union were born 4 children - 3 daughters and 1 son. She leaves to mourn her early departure her loving husband, 3 daughters and 1 son; also her father, Bro. Christian Lichti of Baden, 1 brothers William Lichti of Baden, and a host of relatives, friends, and neighbors. Her mother, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in her youth and remained faithful to the end. She was a member of First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, Ont. Funeral and interment at Steinman A. M. Church, Baden, in charge of Bros. C. F. Derstine and Moses Jantzi. Theme, "The Pain and Gain in Partings."
BURKHART. - Herbert E. Burkhart was born in N. Woolwich Twp., Ont., on Aug. 29, 1889, and died in the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital on Sunday morning, May 4, 1941; aged 51 y. 8 m. 5 d. He leaves to mourn his very unexpected departure: his wife, formerly Irene Woolner, to whom he was married Nov. 12, 1913; his mother, Mrs. Hannah Burkhart of St. Jacobs; 3 sons; Homer, of Breslau, Roy, of Kitchener, Wayne, at home; 6 daughters: Viola, Lauretta, Martha, and Ellen at home, Ruby of Breslau, Doris of Kitchener; 5 brothers: Clarence of Guernsey, Sask., Irvin of Goshen, Ind., Emerson, Lloyd, and Gordon of Kitchener; 4 sisters: Mrs. Irvin Martin of Edson, Alta., Mrs. Mervin Shantz of Alma, Mrs. Abner Musselman of St. Jacobs, and Mrs. Zenas Cressman of New Hamburg. Bro. Burkhart accepted Christ when about 18 years of age, and became a member of the Mennonite Church at Floradale. Fourteen years ago he transferred his membership to the Cressman congregation at Breslau, in which he was a faithful member until his sudden passing. The funeral was held in the Cressman Mennonite Church. Ministers, Oliver D. Snider and Oscar Burkholder. Text: Prov. 27:1.
CRESSMAN. - John Cressman was born in Waterloo Twp., Ont., on Sept 12, 1881, and died at his late home near Breslau, Ont., April 28, 1941; aged 59 y. 7 m. 16 d. On June 10, 1908 he was married to Elmeda Becker who, with 1 son, Ray, and 1 daughter, Mrs. Geo. Clayton, 4 brothers, Noah and Levi of Breslau, Isaiah of Kitchener, Allen of Guernsey, Sask., 2 sisters, Mrs. Enoch Bauman of Wallenstien and Mrs. Lloyd Shantz of Didsbury, Alta., and 1 grandchild, survives him. Two sisters, Magdalena of Kitchener, and Mrs. Jacob Cressman of Breslau, predeceased him a few years ago. Bro. Cressman united with the Mennonite Church, and the Cressman congregation at Breslau during Br. S. G. Shetler's meetings in Feb., 1908. The funeral was held at Cressman Mennonite Church; Minister, Oscar Burkholder. Text: Jas. 1:27.
GRIFFITH. - Orien Thomas, died April 10, 1941, at the Buxton Hospital, Newport News, Va.; age 71 years. Bro. Griffith was converted through attendance at our rural Sunday school and was received into the Church in Sept., 1940. His wife died some years ago. Surviving are 3 children (Orien Thomas, Jr., Moses, and Marjorie), besides other relatives and friends. The funeral service was on Easter Sunday afternoon at the Warwick River Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Truman H. and George R. Brunk. Burial in near-by cemetery.
HACKMAN. - John, son of the late Seth And Maria (Hess) Hackman, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1851; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. J. E. Shoup) near Marshallville, Ohio, April 25, 1941; aged 89 y. 4 m. 26 d. He enjoyed reasonably good health until about two months ago, when his strength began to fail, being overtaken by complications of old age. He endured much suffering during this time, but he bore it patiently, frequently expressing his desire to depart and be with Christ, which is far better. He was next to the oldest in a family of 7 children - 2 sons and 5 daughters. His sisters all preceded him in death. His parents moved to Ohio when he was four years old and the rest of his life was spent in Stark and Wayne counties. He was united in marriage with Nancy Hursh, Nov. 9, 1875. To this union were born 1 son and 2 daughters (Ivan Ray, Sarah Amy, and Ada Saretta), His companion preceded him in death on July 16, 1922, and the daughter (Ada Saretta), Dec. 20, 1881. Surviving his passing are: 1 daughter (Amy of Marshallville, O.), 1 son (Ray of Sterling, O.), 1 brother (Henry of Burton City, O.), 8 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and a large circle of relatives and friends. Early in their married life they united with the Mennonite Church, in which they continued faithfully until death. Sept. 16, 1893, he was ordained to the office of deacon in the Martin's Church near Orrville, Ohio. He served in this capacity in the Martin's and Pleasant View congregations until some years ago when his physical strength began to fail. He then appealed for assistance in his work. This was granted, and from there on he gradually shifted his responsibilities. As a deacon and colaborer he was appreciated for his counsels and advice. He was an earnest contender for the faith. He was rather retiring in his attitude, declining expressions of honor. As a neighbor and friend he was highly respected for his life and walk. Funeral services were conducted from the home and at the Martin's Church by Bro. O. N. Johns. He was assisted by Bros. Stanford Mumaw, Noah Hilty, and E. F. Hartzler. Scriptures read: Psalm 90; II Peter 3. Text, I Cor. 15:50-58. These had all been arranged for by the deceased. Interment in the Martin's 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."
HELLER. - Joseph L., was born in Norton Twp., Summit Co., O., on June 19, 1858; died at the home of his son, Joseph, Jr., in Doylestown, O., on Nov. 24, 1940; aged 82 y. 5 m. 5 d. On Aug. 3, 1878 he was married to Mary Ann Freidt and to this union were born 9 children: Mahlon, Lawrence, Carmon, of Loudonville, O., Cora (deceased), Elizabeth of Barberton, O., Joseph, Jr., and Gettus of Doylestown, O., Arthur and Margaret Everhard of Wadsworth, O. He is also survived by 2 sisters, Julia Focht and Rose Winkler, both of Akron, O., and 1 brother, Charles, of Cleveland, O.; also 40 grandchildren and 56 great-grandchildren. Some years ago he was received as a member of the Mennonite Church. The funeral was held from Bickslee Funeral Home, Wadsworth, conducted by Bro. S. D. Rohrer, with burial in the Mennonite Cemetery near Wadsworth.
HESS. - Barbara L., daughter of the late Christian and Annie Garber, was born in Donegal Twp., March 3, 1866; died April 5, 1941; aged 75 y. 1 m. 2 d. On Oct. 26, 1886 she was united in marriage to John B. Hess of near Lancaster and there she resided the remainder of her life. Shortly after her marriage she, with her husband, united with the Landis Valley Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member. She is missed by her family and friends, who valued her patience and kindness. She took pleasure in attending to her duties and the church services as long as she was able, and during illness was patient. She is survived by her husband and the following children: Harry G., Elmer G., John G., Walter G., Christian G., Ruth H. Miller, and Norman G. One son, Paul, and a daughter, Mary, preceded her in death. Surviving also are 25 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services and burial took place at the Landis Valley Church, the service being conducted by Bros. Amos Horst and Ira Landis. Text, Rev. 14:13.
"Beautiful rest for the weary,
Well deserved rest for the true,
When our life's journey is ended
We shall again be with you.
This helps to quiet our weeping,
Hark, angel voices so sweet;
He giveth to his beloved,
Beautiful, beautiful sleep."
HORST. - Mary H., oldest daughter of the late Pre. Henry H. and Susan Baer, was born Oct. 16, 1875; departed this life at her home in Maugansville, Md., April 15, 1941; aged 65 y. 5 m. 29 d. On Dec. 1, 1903, she was united in marriage to Martin L. Horst, who, with the following children, mourns her departure: Benj. B., Anna, wife of Elmer Diller; Emma, wife of Russel Petre, Hagerstown, Md.; Katie, wife of Melvin Shank, Hanover, Pa.; Menno B., Hagerstown, Md.; Ada, Lizzie, and Mahlon M., at home. Also surviving are: 27 grandchildren, 1 brother, 3 sisters, 4 half brothers, 3 half sisters, 2 stepbrothers, 1 step sister. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church since youth. Mother was the first to break the family circle here. It was always her desire that we all meet her in heaven. Her last days were spent in prayer and anxious waiting. The end came after a year of failing health and two weeks of being bedfast. Her family all had the privilege of being at her bedside as she passed away. We will always remember her life of example and sacrifice. Funeral services were held April 18 from the home of her son Menno, with further services at Reiff's Mennonite Church, in charge of Bros. Amos J. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Text, Num. 23:10, latter clause. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"For this rest she longed and waited,
Heaven's glory was her song;
Living faith now bids us hear her
Singing with the blood-washed throng."
LEATHERMAN. - Eli, son of Samuel and Maria (Rischel) Leatherman, was born near Wadsworth, O., Nov. 16, 1864. He departed this life at the Wadsworth Municipal Hospital on April 12, 1941; aged 76 y. 4 m. 25 d. On March 18 he fell while about his work and broke his hip. Although he seemed to improve at the first, he later suffered relapse, and death relieved him after a little more than three weeks of suffering. He was united in marriage to Idella Cora Rasor on Feb. 27, 1892. To them two children were born. He was preceded in death by an infant daughter and also by his wife, she having died in 1926. Surviving are his daughter Nola, 2 grandchildren, Ethel and Ward Billheimer, and 1 brother, Frank, besides a number of cousins. He was converted and united with the Bethel Mennonite Church near Wadsworth, O., in the fall of 1932. He was a faithful and interested attendant at church services. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, in charge of Bro. S. D. Rohrer, assisted by Bro. Abram Good. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Wadsworth, O.
RUTT. - Edwin E. Rutt was born July 19, 1862; departed this life after a short illness on May 4, 1941; aged 78y. 10m. 11d. He was united in marriage to Lizzie Gruber, who remains to mourn his departure; also one sister, Mrs. Fannie Mummau. Bro. And Sister Rutt shared their joys and sorrows for fifty-three years. He was called to the office of deacon to serve in the Strickler and Shope churches on June 19, 1898, serving for a period of 43 years. A few years ago he asked for an assistant, Bro. Phares Longenecker. Bro. Rutt was a wise counselor, a loyal defender of the faith. He shall be greatly missed in the home, community, and church. Our loss is his gain. Funeral services were held May 8 at his late home and Risser's Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser, David Miller, and Harry Longenecker. Text used, Rev. 14:13. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
SAUDER. - Barbara, daughter of Jacob and Christena King, was born Dec. 13, 1856 in Fulton Co., O.; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Menno Grieser, May 1, 1941, at the age of 84 y. 4 m. 18 d. In her younger years she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church and she remained faithful until death. On Oct. 7, 1875 she was united in marriage to Daniel Sauder, who for many years was a faithful deacon in the church. He preceded her in death Nov. 28, 1921. To this union were born 4 sons and 7 daughters: Mrs. Jonathan Nafziger, Jacob, Mrs. Menno Grieser, Daniel, Mrs. Enos Roth (deceased), William, Mrs. David Richer, Emanuel, Mrs. Lydia Goldsmith, Minnie (deceased), and Mrs. Harry Goldsmith, all of this community. Her death came unexpectedly; having been in her usual health and having enjoyed a fair night, she peacefully passed away in the early morning. There remain to mourn her departure 4 sons, 5 daughters, 46 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 1 sister, and many other relatives and friends. Her husband, 2 daughters, 12 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren preceded her in death. Funeral service at the Central Church was conducted by Bros. E. B. Frey, Jesse J. Short, and Henry Wyse. Text, Ps. 17:15.
"Mother, dear, you're not forgotten,
Though on earth you are no more;
Still in memory you are with us,
As you always were before."
THOMAS. - Mary Amanda, daughter of the late Moses and Barbara (Blough) Thomas, was born Jan. 17, 1861; died at Thomas Mills, Somerset Co., Pa., April 6, 1941; aged 80 y. 2 m. 20 d. She was married to Stephen Thomas, June 30, 1878. She was preceded in death by her husband, 2 children, Mrs. Linnie Minerva Kaufman and Mrs. Annie Edith Speicher, and by 2 brothers and 2 sisters: Levi and Jacob Thomas, Mrs. Sallie Gindlesperger, and Miss Anna Thomas. Four grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren preceded her in death also. She is survived by 1 brother, John Thomas, and a sister, Mrs. Catharine Saylor, 9 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren. She was an active member in the Thomas Mennonite Church and a teacher in the Sunday school. Funeral services were conducted in the home and at the Thomas Church by S. G. Shetler, assisted by Aldus Wingard. The body was laid to rest in the Thomas Cemetery.
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HOLDERMAN. - Lucille Marie, daughter of Bro. And Sister John Holderman of Smithville, Ohio, was born at Smithville on Sept. 29, 1926; died at the Kinsey and Smith Hospital in Wooster, Ohio, early Tuesday morning, April 15, 1941; aged 14 y. 6 m. 16 d. The evening before her death she was adding fuel to the fire in the kitchen stove when an explosion resulted which left her in a sheet of flames and set the house on fire. Lucille was rushed to the hospital where she died about eight hours later. Before she died she uttered these words: "Roll the stones away, I'm coming." She had professed Christ as her Saviour and was received into the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near Smithville on July 13, 1938, where she retained her membership. She was a regular attendant at the Sunday school of the Smithville Church of God, and was a secretary of the Junior Missionary Society. She was a freshman in the Smithville High School. She is survived by her parents, 1 grandmother, 1 grandfather, and 1 stepgrandmother; by 4 brothers and 2 sisters: David, John, Jr., Donald, Virginia, Mary Ann, and James. Two brothers preceded her in death: Earl Clark in 1937, and an unnamed infant in 1941. Funeral services were conducted at the Buckwalter Funeral Home in Smithville and at the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. Wm. G. Kriner of the Church of God, and Sister Whitney of the Lutheran Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
LOHR. - Lydia Hostetler Lohr, daughter of the late Isaac and Magdalena (Miller) Hostetler, was born Dec. 18, 1863; died April 27, 1941; aged 77 y. 4 m. 9 d. She was united in marriage to Noah Yoder of Dec. 2, 1883, who preceded her in death 52 years ago. To this union were born 2 sons, Wesley of Hollsopple, and Simon who died in infancy, and Barbara, wife of Jacob Earl Thomas of Davidsville, with whom she made her home for the last seventeen years of her life. She was married to Jacob M. Lohr, Dec. 21, 1893, who preceded her in death seventeen years ago. She is survived by 1 son, 1 daughter, 1 sister, wife of Tobias Eash, 1 brother, Noah Hostetler of Jerome, 9 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and 5 stepchildren. She was preceded in death by her husbands, 4 sisters, 3 brothers, and 1 grandchild. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted in the home and in the Blough church, near Jerome, by Bro. Sanford Shetler, assisted by Bros. Harry C. Blough and S. G. Shelter. The body was laid to rest in the cemetery, near the church.
SENSENIG. - Martin M. Sensenig was born in Lancaster
Co., Pa., on March 4, 1941, at his home near Blue Ball after a
short illness from complications. He was a member of the Weaverland
Mennonite Church. He is survived by a foster daughter, Mary, wife
of Aaron Z. Hoover, and 5 foster grandchildren at home, and 2
half sisters, Mrs. John Good of Narvon, Pa., and Mrs. Nathan Zimmerman
of New Holland, Pa. Funeral services were conducted at the home
by Bro. Aaron H. Weaver, and at the church by Bros. J. Paul Graybill
and John W. Weaver. Text: II Cor. 5:1. Interment in the adjoining
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
A Foster Daughter.
SHOUP. - Virginia Pearl, daughter of Earl and Esther Shoup, was born in Paint Twp., Holmes Co., O., April 19, 1936; died at the Pomerene Memorial Hospital in Millersburg, O., on May 1, 1941; at the age of 5 y. 11 d. Her death was caused by a complication of diseases which followed her operation for appendicitis. She was a lovely child, obedient to her parents, and a regular attendant at Sunday school. She is survived by her parents, 1 sister, Mary Lou, and 3 brothers, Earl Jr., Dennis Lee, and George Russel, and her maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Albert Rome. Funeral services were held at the home in Benton, O., and at the Desvoignes Funeral Parlors in Mt. Eaton, O., by I. J. Buchwalter and Milton Hostetler. Interment in Longenecker Cemetery.
WESTENBERGER. - Alice L., daughter of the late Henry and Esther Landis, was born Aug. 28, 1881; departed this life April 14, 1941 at her home near Elizabethtown, Pa.; aged 59 y. 7 m. 16 d. She was united in marriage to Benjamin L. Westenberger on Sept. 2, 1906. To this union were born 1 son, Henry, and 2 daughters, Mary and Edna, all at home. Her bereaved husband, a sister, Mrs. John Ebersole of near Bainbridge, Pa., and 2 grandchildren also survive. Also many other relatives and friends remain to share the sorrow with the immediate family circle. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour at the age of fifteen and united with the Mennonite Church. She was greatly concerned about the spiritual welfare of the family as well as the church. She delighted in attending the services at the house of the Lord even though her eyes and health were failing, but was deprived of this privilege for over seven months. She greatly appreciated the concern manifested by the ministry as well as many others who visited her so faithfully. Funeral services were conducted at the home on April 17 by Bro. Clarence Lutz and at the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church by Bros. Noah Risser, Ira Miller, and Clarence Lutz. Interment in Good,s Cemetery.
WIKER. - Kathryn (Krantz), wife of Samuel F. Wiker, was born near Strasburg on March 8, 1905; died April 17, 1941 in the Lancaster General Hospital where she was a patient for almost six weeks; aged 36 y. 1 m. 7 d. She accepted Christ as her Savior at the age of 13 and remained a faithful member and took an active part in church work. When she left her home for the hospital she left her husband and 6 children (5 girls and 1 boy, - the youngest girl 4 months old) in the care of her heavenly Father. She was very cheerful and resigned to God,s will. She was a patient sufferer and always had a smile for everyone who went to see her. Besides her family she leaves a father who lived with her, 1 brother, and a host of friends. Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Abram Metzler and at the New Providence Mennonite Church by Bro. Clayton Keener. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"Softly and peacefully Mother passed away,
From earth to heaven to make her stay;
Long and patiently she waited for the call,
Till God called her home, there waiting for us all."
--- One of the Family.
Transcribed by Mary Teeter, Michigan