Deiter.-Harry, son of the late Peter and Mary Ann (Weaver) Deiter, was born Oct. 22, 1874; died Dec. 7, 1941; aged 68 y. 1 m. 15 d. He was a farmer for many years, and retired about ten years ago, moving to Strasburg. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. His first wife (Lizzie Shultz) preceded him in death. To this union were born 3 children: Myrtle (wife of Abram H. Metzler), of Strasburg Twp.; E. Frank Deiter, of West Lampeter Twp.; and Elizabeth (wife of Raymond H. Brubaker), of Ephrata. He is survived by his second wife (Lizzie Diffenbach), and 2 children (Roy, of Strasburg Twp. and Ray of Strasburg Twp.). Also 1 sister (Mary, wife of Enos Book, of Hessdale), and 18 grandchildren survive. Father suffered much pain but said that all the pain he was going through was nothing compared with that of Jesus when He suffered on the Cross for our sins. Father took it very patiently, and had many neighbors and friends come in to see him. He was in bed for nine weeks, then gave us all good-by as he grew weaker, then passed on to be with his Lord. Funeral services were held at Bachman Funeral Parlors, with further services at the Strasburg, Pa., Mennonite Church. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Weep not that his toils are over,
Weep not hat his race is run;
God grant we may rest as calmly,
When our work, like his, is done." -The Children.
Diller.-Caroline E., daughter of John L. and Elizabeth Brenneman, was born May 1, 1858; died Jan. 19, 1942; aged 83 y. 8 m. 14 d. She was united in marriage to John B. Diller, June 4, 1878, who preceded her in death, Nov. 27, 1916. She is survived by 2 sons and 1 daughter (Ervin O. Diller, Lima, Ohio; Samuel Diller, and Mintie Huber, Delphos, Ohio), 10 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Sister Diller confessed her Christ and was baptized at the age of 21, becoming a member of the Mennonite Church. She loved to attend church services. She sang three hymns the last Sunday before she passed away. Her favorites were "Sweet By and By," "I Need Thee Every Hour." and "The Home over There." She also enjoyed good reading; church papers and the Bible. Funeral services were conducted at the Pike Mennonite Church, Elida, Ohio, by Bro. M. O'Connell, Lima, O., assisted by Bro. B. B. King. Text, Matt. 5: 13. Laid to rest in Salem Cemetery.
Hostetter.-Mary H. Hostetter was born Aug. 18,
1859; died Jan. 12, 1942, in her 83rd year. She was the fourth
child of David and Susanna Horst of Maugansville, Md. She
was a zealous, life-long member of the Reiff Mennonite Church.
Dec. 22, 1902, she became the second wife of John H. Hostetter,
then of near Hanover, Pa. In the spring of 1905 they moved back
to near Maugansville, Md., where her husband died in 1927 at the
age of 75 years. Her later years were spent at the Old People's
Home at Maugansville. She is survived by 1 sister (Anna Brubaker
of Mount Joy, Pa.), and the following stepsons: Dr. Jacob E.,
Gap, Pa.; J. Emory, Hanover, Pa.; Alpheus, Hilton Village, Va.;
A. Irvin, Littlestown, Pa.; Daniel E., and Samuel L., Morrison,
Va.; Bishop Joseph E., Ephrata, Pa.; and Henry H., Hagerstown,
Md. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 15 at the home of her
stepson (Henry Hostetter) and at the Reiff Church in charge of
Bros. Stanley H. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Interment in the adjoining
Kraybill.-Elizabeth E. Kraybill was born Oct. 4, 1864; died at her home in Elizabethtown, Pa., Jan. 3, 1942; aged 77 y. 2 m. 29 d. She was preceded in death by her husband (Tillman S. Kraybill), Oct. 13, 1926, and by a daughter (Elizabeth), Oct. 9, 1925. She was a daughter of the late Bishop Martin N., and Fannie E. Rutt, and was a faithful and consistent member of the Bossler's Mennonite Church. She had been in failing health for several years, never having recovered from the effects of a cerebral hemorrhage suffered in May, 1939. Although she suffered much she bore it all with great patience. In the early part of her illness, while yet able to speak, she revealed many deep spiritual truths in a remarkable way and also expressed her longing desire to go to her heavenly home. She is survived by the following children: Mrs. Ira Z. Miller, Mrs. Alvin E. Nissley, Mrs. Reuben Miller, Martin R., John R., Norman R., Cora, Mary, and Laura. One brother (Martin E. Rutt) also survives. Funeral services were held Jan. 7 at the home and at Bossler's Church, conducted by Bros. Noah Risser, Simon Garber, and John Hiestand. Text, Heb. 4: 9. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"In silence she suffered,
In patience she bore,
Till God called her home
To suffer no more."
Martin.-Leah H., daughter of the late Peter H., and Barbara (Horst) Sauder, was born Oct. 17, 1881, on the old Sauder homestead near Union Grove, Pa.; died Jan. 13, 1942, after an illness of about one month, at her home near New Holland, Pa.; aged 60 y. 2 m. 26 d. She was married to Moses H. Martin Nov. 6, 1906. Her husband and the following children survive: Paul, New Holland, Pa.; Barbara (Mrs. John Gehman), East Earl, Pa.; Raymond, Anna (Mrs. Ross Lynch), Ephrata, Pa.; Bertha (Mrs. Leroy Usner, New Holland, Pa.; Gertrude and Lester, at home. There also survive 7 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Edwin Martin, East Earl), 4 stepsisters (Mrs. Maria Martin, Goodville; Mrs. John Shetzley, New Holland; Emma Sauder, Union Grove; Mrs. Maggie Bachman, Eden), and 1 stepbrother (Barton W. Sauder, East Earl). She was a faithful member of the Weaverland Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Jan. 16 by Bros. Aaron H. Weaver, J. Paul Graybill, and John W. Weaver. She will be sadly missed in the home and in the congregation. Her place at Weaverland was seldom vacant when circumstances would permit her to attend.
"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." -The Family.
Miller.-Barbara J., daughter of John C. and Fannie (Hochstetler) Miller, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 19, 1887; died of blood poisoning Jan. 14, 1942, at her home in Kalona, following a short illness of only 24 hours; aged 54 y. 1 m. 26 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member of the East Union congregation at the time of her death. Her passing is mourned by her 3 sisters (Mary Ann Miller and Mrs. S. D. Yoder of Kalona, and Mrs. Clements Miller of Goshen, Ind.), and 10 brothers (Ben, Enos, and Harvey of Kalona; John and David of Lagrange, Ind.; Daniel of Plain City, Ohio; Abner of Windom, Kans.; Abe of Haven, Kans.; Chris of Middlebury, Ind.; and Henry J. of Iowa City). Besides the immediate family, she is also survived by 88 nieces and nephews, and a large number of near relatives and friends. In 1901, the Miller family moved to Reno Co., Kans., near Hutchinson, where they lived for 25 years. After the death of her parents she returned to the Kalona community. Here she followed her chosen profession, that of a practical nurse, until the day before she died. She was faithful and efficient in her profession, and he services were always in demand. During her service she cared for 242 patients. Through her loving and untiring service and the many contacts in homes and with individuals, she made for herself many friends. It can truly be said of her, She is gone but not forgotten. Funeral services were held Jan. 17 from the East Union Mennonite Church, with burial in the East Union Cemetery, conducted by Ed Shetler, J. L Hershberger, and D. J. Fisher.
"Precious Sister, she has left us,
Left us, yes, forevermore;
But we hope to meet our loved one
On that bright and happy shore."
Shantz-Sophianna, daughter of the late Abram and Mary (Snyder) Rudy, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 8, 1862; died Jan. 13, 1942, at the home of her daughter (Mrs. David Bearinger, Kitchener), after a lingering illness; aged 79 y. 11 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Josiah S. Shantz Nov. 25, 1884, who predeceased her Jan. 5, 1940. Surviving are 1 son (Alvin, of Waterloo), a daughter Mrs. Bearinger, of Kitchener), and 6 grandchildren. She was a member of the Weber Mennonite Church, Strasburg. Private funeral services were held from the home of her daughter on Jan. 16, with further services at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener. Bro. Simon Martin of Strasburg was in charge, assisted by Bro. J. B. Martin of Waterloo. Interment in the First Mennonite Cemetery.
"Grandmother is 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."
Troyer.-Lydia, daughter of Abraham and Sara Brubaker, was born in Snyder Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1872; died Jan. 7, 1942, near Attica, Kans.; aged 69 y. 11 m. 3 d. She came to Harper Co., Kans., in 1902, where she had since resided. She was a member of the Mennonite Church to which she lived a faithful life until death. In 1904 she was united in marriage to Jacob A. Troyer who preceded her in death three years. ago. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters (Allen, of Kiowa, Kans.; Mrs. Dan Kauffman, Harper, Kans.; John, Paul, and Mary, at home). She is survived also by 5 grandchildren who brought her much joy; 1 brother and 2 sisters (Joe L. Brubaker and Mrs. Jake Hinkle, Port Trevorton, Pa.; Mrs. John Thut, Harper, Kans.), and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a kind and loving mother, a true friend to all who knew her. Her passing is a shock to her many friends. While she was not well for a number of years, yet she was in her usual health and able to help care for the duties of the home. Early Sunday morning she was stricken with a stroke which was the cause of her death. Funeral services were conducted at the Crystal Springs Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. R. M. Weaver, assisted b y Bro. Wilbert Nafziger. Text, II Tim. 4: 7, 8.
"Our dear mother from us has gone,
Her voice we loved is stilled;
Her place is vacant in our home
Which never can be filled." -By the Family.
Weise.-August Weise was born in Germany June 28, 1860; died at his home in Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. 9, 1942. He came to Johnson Co., Iowa, in 1883, and the same year was united in marriage to Wilhelmina Wentzel, who preceded him in death March 2, 1933. Following their marriage they lived in Iowa City for six years and then moved to a farm. In 1914, they moved to Iowa City. He was a member of the Iowa City Mennonite Church and was a faithful member, much interested in the welfare and progress of the Church. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Elsie Hughes of Cedar Rapids, Mrs. Louise Tanner of Waterloo, and Mrs. Helen Waldschmidt of Hills), 2 brother and 2 sister in Wisconsin, 11 grandchildren, and 7 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Oathout funeral home in Iowa City, with burial in the Oakland Cemetery, Bro. D. J. Fisher in charge.
Yoder.-Jephthah P., son of Peter M. and Magdalene (Gingerich) Yoder, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, March 1, 1881; died at the Ogallala hospital, Ogallala, Nebr., Jan. 13, 1942; aged 60 y. 10 m. 13 d. He was married to Mary Kauffman Oct. 9, 1902, who died April 22, 1928. To this union 5 children were born, 2 (Fannie and Earnest) having preceded him in death. He was again married Aug. 1, 1929 to Sarah (Stutzman) Mast. In passing he leaves his companion, 1 son (Homer, of Wellman), 2 daughters (Lydia at home, and Dorothy, wife of Ammon Stutzman of Chappell, Nebr.), and 4 stepchildren (Alta, wife of Frank Hochstetler, Big Springs, Nebr.; Lester Mast; Wilma, wife of Lester Hauder, and Delmar Mast all of Julesburg, Colo.); also 17 grandchildren, 3 brothers and 4 sisters (Daniel and Mose of Kalona; George of Midland, Mich.; Amelia, Lydia, Savilla and Annie of Kalona) besides a host of relatives and friends. Two sisters, 1 brother, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. In early life he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. He was regular and prompt in his church attendance, until his health failed. His regularity and dependability will make his absence more keenly felt. Funeral services were conducted at the Austin Mortuary, Julesburg, Colo., and by John Roth and Alvin Gascho at the Mennonite church at Chappell, Nebr., where he was a member. The body was then taken to Wellman, Ia., where the final service was conducted at the Lower Deer Creek Church by Bros. John Roth and J. Y. Swartzendruber. Text, Jno. 14: 1-3.
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Adams.-Elizabeth Shelley was born Oct. 6, 1868; died Jan. 15, 1942; aged 73 y. 3 m. 9 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. She was patient and of a kind disposition, having suffered for a number of years from inward cancer. She is survived by 3 sons and 4 daughters; Cora (Mrs. Edgar Kelley), Martha (Mrs. Floyd Snyder), Jerry and North Adams, all of Bellevue, Ohio; Mary (Mrs. Samuel Benner), of Mifflintown, Pa., with whom she resided; Emma (Mrs. Harry Benner), Millerstown, Pa., and Robert Adams, Yeagertown, Pa. She is survived also by 33 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 1 brother. She was preceded in death by her husband (the late John R. Adams), 4 sons, and 1 grandson. Funeral services were held at the Delaware Church near Thompson town, Pa. Text (selected by the family as a favorite of the deceased), II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Bender.-Ruth Ann, daughter of John and Barbara (Stutzman) Bender of Hartville, Ohio, died Jan. 28, 1942; aged 1 m. 23 d. She was sick a short time of influenza meningitis. A sister (Edith Mae) and a grandfather (Noah R. Bender) preceded her in death. She leaves her sorrowing parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers (Dorothy, Irene, Wilbur, Melva, John, Jr., and Wilma), also 1 grandfather, 2 grandmothers, and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 30 by Simon Coblentz at the home and by Harry Stutzman of Berlin in English and Roman Miller in German, at the Maple Grove Church. Burial in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
"A bud the Gard'ner gave us,
A pure and lovely child;
He gave it to our keeping,
To cherish undefiled.
But just as it was opening
To the glory of the day,
Down came the heavenly Gard'ner
And took our bud away." -By the Family.
Bowman.-Norman Edward Bowman, Kitchener, Ont., died Jan. 12, 1942; aged 34 y. 2 m. 3 d. He was born in Guernsey, Sask., Nov. 9, 1907. He was the son of Henry Bowman and the late Lydia Ann Weber, of Waterloo, Ont. He is survived by his wife (nee Muriel Marie Ernst), an infant child (Carol Ann), 3 brothers (Claire, Walter, Mervin), and 1 sister (Edna), all of Waterloo. He was an esteemed member of First Mennonite Church, and a much appreciated Sunday-school teacher. He will be missed in both the community and the Church. Funeral services were held at Kitchener, and burial at the East End Mennonite Cemetery, in charge of Bro. C. F. Derstine. Theme, "Closing the Gate Behind Us.: Bros. Merle Shantz and J. B. Martin assisted in the services.
Brenneman.-Lena, daughter of Christian and Susan Kehr, was born March 19, 1861, in Elkhart Co., Ind.; died Jan. 27, 1942 at the home of her daughter (Mrs. Timothy Weldy) near Milford, Ind.; aged 80 y. 10 m. 8 d. She grew to womanhood three miles east of Wakarusa, Ind. Aug. 12, 1883, she was married to George G., son of Bishop George Brenneman of Putnam Co., Ohio. To this union were born 4 children, 3 of whom are living (Edward D. and Clyde C., and Ella Weldy with whom she lived nearly three years). A daughter (Florence) died in infancy. She and her husband were converted in 1884 and united with the Mennonite Church in Allen Co., Ohio. A few years later they transferred their membership to the Holdeman Church near Wakarusa and remained steadfast in the faith to the end. She leaves her husband, 3 children, 17 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, a brother (George Kehr of Wakarusa), and a great number of relatives and friends to mourn their loss. One brother (John Kehr) died Aug. 13, 1938. She was greatly concerned for the spiritual welfare of her children and grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 30, in charge of Bros. Homer North, Warren Shaum, and Silas Weldy. Text, Psalm 91.
Brubaker.-Phares S., son of David and Lydia (Shoup) Brubaker, was born Jan. 11, 1880, in Wayne Co., O.; died at his home (the place of his birth), Jan. 16, 1942; aged 62 y. 5 d. April 5, 1914, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Culp of Elida, O. To this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters: Vera Mae, Wilmer Ray, Ruth Pauline, and Mark Christian, all at home. In his early teen age he confessed his Lord and united with the Oak Grove Amish Mennonite Church, and in November, 1921, he transferred his fellowship to the Crown Hill Mennonite Church, in which he faithfully lived and served. Having lived at home at the time of his father's death, he was left with the care of his invalid mother for a number of years, which care he faithfully and uncomplainingly gave until her death. A few months ago he became afflicted with heart trouble, from which he suffered severely. But the suffering of his body enriched his experience and fellowship with his Lord. He testified a number of times of the nearness of the Lord in the night hours, which strengthened him greatly for his bodily suffering which he endured patiently. In his last hours he earnestly prayed for the Church, that she might be kept pure, loyal, and obedient to her standards and doctrines. Also he prayed earnestly for his companion and children, that their lives may be faithful and fruitful. At almost his last breath he, with his companion, sang the hymn, "Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing," and after but a few struggles all was still. His parents, 1 brother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He leaves his bosom companion, 4 children, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home in charge of Bro. J. S. Gerig, at the church by Bros. N. E. Hilty and E. F. Hartzler, and at the grave by Bro. J. M. Nissley. Text, Matt. 11: 28.
"Father, thou art sweetly resting,
Here thy toils and cares are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow,
Never can distress thee more."
Groff.-Annie M., daughter of the late John B. and Fannie (Hess) Herr, was born near Lampeter, Pa., Aug. 26, 1872; died unexpectedly at the Lancaster General Hospital Dec. 3,1 9141; aged 69 y. 4 m. 5 d. Mother was acquainted with hospital ways and endured much sickness and suffering during her busy life. She was always cheerful and bore her trials patiently, and often during the past year of failing health she expressed a longing for rest. Although only slightly improved, she wanted so much to go home the next day. But her Lord had a surprise. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Not being able to attend worship for many seasons, she yet served as a prayer pillar in the Mellinger's congregation. Prayer was such a great part of our dear Christian mother. She is survived by her husband, (Benj. B. Groff) and the following children: Mrs. Elizabeth G. Meck, at home; John H., Fannie M. (wife of Grant H. Noll), Anna M. (wife of Roy W. Stoner), and Benjamin R., all of Lancaster, Pa.; also 11 grandchildren survive. She was the last of her immediate family. Funeral services were held Jan. 3, at the Willow Street Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. David Landis and Elmer Martin. Text, Rom. 8: 17, 18 (chosen by Mother). Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Out of night shadows and suffering,
Into bright, infinite day,
Mother went home on the morrow;
At sunrise God called her away." -The Family.
Hallman.-Moses S., son of Joseph and Salome (Schmitt) Hallman, was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., March 25, 1859; died in Rainham, Ont., Jan. 14, 1942; aged 82 y. 9 m. 20 d. His death was caused by a stroke, from which he suffered for about a week. He was married to Fanny Foreman, who predeceased him in 1920. To this union were born 5 daughters and 1 son; Salome Winger of Rainham, Mary Shantz of Petersburg, Tena Shantz of Preston, Estella Hinde of Kansas, Lucille Scott of Toronto, and Ivan of Kitchener. This unbroken circle of children will miss very keenly the passing of their father. There also survive 19 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. The first 30 years of his life were spent in Waterloo Co., while his last 8 years were spent mainly with his daughter Salome, of Rainham. At the age of 32 he confessed his Lord as Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church where he has been a faithful member till death. His keen interest in the work of the Church was evident by his earnest labors in organizing Sunday schools during his earlier years. May the comfort of the Holy Spirit abide with each of the family who remain. The funeral service was conducted at the Winger home by Bro. A. L. Fretz, after which the body was conveyed to Kitchener for burial in the Mennonite Cemetery adjoining First Mennonite Church.
Hershey.-Fannie Priscilla, wife of Paul J. Hershey,
of La Junta, Colo., and the ninth child of Lewis H. and Mary E.
(Wenger) Shank, was born near Leeton, Mo., April 27, 1889;
died Jan. 25, 1942, at the Mennonite Hospital, La Junta, Colo.;
aged 52 y. 8 m. 28 d. After a short illness of influenza, pneumonia
developed, followed by kidney complications. She was married Jan.
27, 1921, just 21 years to the day preceding her burial. She was
preceded in death by 1 daughter (Florence). There are left, to
mourn her departure, her husband, 2 daughters (Pauline Margaret,
and Dorothy L.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Sallie Mohler, Mrs. Mary C. Kauffman,
Mrs. Emma Fenton, Mrs. Rose Buckwalter), 3 brothers (J. R. Shank,
J. W. Shank, Charles L. Shank), a stepbrother (S. M. Lefever),
a stepsister (Mrs. Lydia Burkhart), and a large number of relatives
and friends. She united with the Mennonite Church at Palmyra,
Mo., in 1900. Her life in her chosen faith has been one of long
and faithful ministry. Those who knew her best will miss her most.
Funeral services held Jan. 28 at the Holbrook Church, Cheraw,
Colo., by Bros. Allen Erb, Aaron Leatherman, and Jess Kauffman.
Text, Rom. 8:28. Interment in the Fairview Cemetery, La Junta.
Horst.-Melvin S. Horst of Clearspring, Md., eldest son of Phares S. and Carrie (Shank) Horst, was born Dec. 24, 1909; died Jan. 16, 1942; aged 32 y. 23 d. May 19, 1934, he was united in marriage to Martha M. Eby. To this union were born 1 son (Frederick L.) and 1 daughter (Glenys D.), who with their sorrowing mother survive him. He also leaves his parents and 3 sisters: Carrie (Mrs. Paul Eby) of Maugansville, Md., and Bertha and Frances, 2 brothers (John and Leroy) all at home. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church at Clearspring Nov. 11, 1933, and continued faithful until death. His death came very suddenly and by an unaccountable accident. He was driving a newly purchased tractor behind which he had taken a wagon load of corn to the elevator. On his homeward trip with the empty wagon, when within half a mile from his home, for some unknown reason the tractor, as indicated by tracks made by the wheels, gradually led off to the side of the road until the right rear wheel climbed the fence and upset, inflicting fatal wounds to his head and chest. He was found by a passing motorist soon after the accident, but life was almost extinct and he died before the doctor (who was hastily summoned) could arrive. So far as known, no one witnessed the accident and the wherefore is not known except that we know that it was all in the providence of an all wise and most merciful heavenly Father. The Church and community are moved with deep mourning for him and profound sympathy for his young companion and the family generally. We pray that it may bring seriousness to our hearts and help us all to live in close fellowship with the Lord as we pursue the span of life yet before us. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 20 at his late home by Bro. John D. Risser and at the Clearspring Church by Bros. Stanley H. Martin and Moses K. Horst. Text, Prov. 27: 1. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler.-Emma May, daughter of Jacob P. and Fanny (Troyer) Leichty, was born March 8, 1883, near West Liberty, Ohio; died at her home in West Liberty, Jan. 22, 1942; aged 58 y. 9 m. 13 d. She was united in marriage to Amos Hostetler, Dec. 9, 1913. To this union was born 1 son (Harry Donald), who preceded her in death Nov. 4, 1918. She was converted in youth and united with the Mennonite Church, being a member of the South Union congregation at the time of her death. When health permitted, she was present to worship in the Lord's house, but was often deprived of this privilege. She was much interested in the welfare of the Church, and especially concerned for the young people. She was a kind, loving wife, and the friends who enjoyed her hospitality were legion. She suffered much in her lifetime, because of ill health, especially the last several years, being bedfast since Christmas. During her last illness, she expressed her resignation to the will of God, and her readiness to go to be with the Lord. On Tuesday morning she was stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away the following Thursday morning. Those who preceded her in death were her father, mother, stepmother, and 2 sisters. Those surviving her are her husband, 2 brothers (David W. Leichty of Lima, Ohio, Peter J. Leichty of Cleveland), 1 sister (Mrs. Amandus Smucker of Orrville, Ohio), nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Funeral services were conducted in the South Union Church, by Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. Wallace Kauffman. Test: Psa. 1: II Tim. 4: 6-8.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, suffering ended,
Now dear Emma is at rest."
Nissley.-Marian M., daughter of Lloyd and Ella (Miller) Nissley, died Jan. 26, 1942, after an illness of only a few days; aged 2 y. 5 m. 25 d. With all the medical and family care that could be given, God saw fit to call her home. She is survived by her sorrowing parents, 2 brothers, 1 sister, her grandfather (Phares Miller) and grandfather and grandmother Joseph Nissleys. We humbly submit to His higher will, knowing that she is united with the eternal heavenly family. What God does is well done. Funeral services were held Jan. 28, Bro. Ira Z. Miller having charge at the home, and Bros. Noah W. Risser and Simon Garber at the Goods Mennonite Church. Text, Job 1: 21. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
"A bud the Gard'ner gave us,
A pure and lovely child;
He gave it to our keeping,
To cherish undefiled.
But just as it was opening
To the glory of the day,
Down came the heavenly Gard'ner
And took our bud away."
Smith.-William Melvin Smith was born Sept. 6, 1882, at Swayze, Ind.; died at the Bethany Hospital, Kansas City, Kans., Jan. 28, 1942; aged 59 y. 4 m. 22 d. He had been handicapped with a chronic heart disease for about three years. It became acute early in the fall. He went to the hospital Dec. 3, to take a much needed rest and remained there until he entered into a more perfect rest. He was married to Emma Mildred Ellifritz Nov. 18, 1907. To this happy union were born 5 daughters (Osie Katherine, Elsie Pauline, Cleo Mildred, Wilma Darlynewho survive him and Ellen Carolyn who died in infancy). Sister Emma passed away Aug. 15, 1918. It was through her godly life that Bro. Smith was led to Christ and he united with the Mennonite Church Dec. 1, 1918. April 11, 1922, he was married to Anna Diller who survives him. He is also survived by 2 granddaughters (Lois Ann Fellman and Barbara Katherine Bender), 2 sisters (Mrs. Charles Walters and Mrs. John Kirby), and 1 brother (Frank Smith). He began his Church work as a Sunday-school teacher and a personal worker in the Mennonite Gospel Mission at 200 S. 7th St., Kansas City, Kans. When the Mission was in need of a deacon he was selected and ordained Dec. 18, 1923. Through the guidance of his friend, Bro. J. D. Mininger, he learned to prepare sermons and addresses, often filling preaching appointments. He was an untiring worker. After returning from his work at the Union Station he would often spend the afternoons and evenings in Bible study or sermon preparation. Many times he, accompanied by his wife, would spend hours in visitation work, ministering to both the financial and spiritual needs of many families. He was treasurer of the congregation and was always alive to the needs of members of the congregation. Frequently he took the lead in providing financial assistance for those who had hospital bills or funeral expenses.
Following the homegoing of Bro. J. D. Mininger, whom he referred to as the "dearest friend I ever had," he was asked by the Mission Board to assume responsibility for the work of the Mission. Because of his close association with Brother Mininger in the work he was able to carry on with little difficulty. By vote of the congregation he was ordained to the ministry June 29, 1941.
He was a devoted husband, an affectionate father, a devout Christian, an able minister, a faithful friend, and a great lover of little children. His fellow workers at the Union Station learned to depend upon him because of his ability as an organizer, his fairness in dealing with them, and his personal interest in their welfare. His loss will be greatly felt by the family, the church, and his many friends.
He would not want us to mourn his loss, but would urge us to deeper consecration and a great faith in his Christ.
The following ministers took part in the services held at the Mennonite Church: Edward Yoder, R. P. Horst, Paul Mininger, S. C. Yoder (who preached the sermon), Milo Kauffman, J. C. Driver, W. S. Guengerich, and S. S. Hershberger. Interment in Highland Park Cemetery.
Summerfield.-Albert Summerfield, aged about 60 years, died Jan. 18, 1942, at the home of his brother near Harman, W. Va. He is survived by his aged father, 1 brother (Walter), a wife, and 12 children. Bro. Albert was a great sufferer for nearly three years, but we believe God has removed him to where there is no more death, sorrow, or pain. There was a short service at the home. The funeral was held at the Bethel Church Jan. 20. Services were conducted by Bro. Charles Grove. Texts, Psa. 90: 12, 14: 39: 4.
Tarvin.-LaVonne, daughter of Wayne L. and Elma Esther (Conrad) Tarvin, of Dewey, Ill., died at her home Jan. 28, 1942, of sporadic paralysis; aged 7 y. 8 m. 15 d. She leaves her parents and 1 brother (Richard Quentin), her grandparents (Mrs. and Mrs. Ralph Tarvin of Dewey, and Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Conrad of Peoria, Ill.), 1 great-grandmother of Sugar Grove, Ky., also great grandparents (r. and Mrs. Chris Orendorff of Wayland, Ia.). All was done for her that loving hands could do, but it pleased the Lord to end her much suffering in this life. She was a lover of song and while able memorized many little choruses, the Lord's Prayer, and Psalm 23. She delighted to have someone read to her. She will be greatly missed in the home, but she is now resting in perfect peace, awaiting our coming.
Troyer.-Lydia, daughter of Abraham and Sarah Brubaker, was born in Snyder Co., Pa., Feb. 4, 1872; died Jan. 7, 1942, near Attica, Kans.; aged 69 y. 11 m. 3 d. She came to Harper County in 1902, where she has since resided. She united with the Mennonite Church in the spring of 1903, to which she lived a faithful life until death. In 1904 she was united in marriage to Jacob A. Troyer who preceded her in death three years ago. To his union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters, all living. She was a kind and loving mother, a true friend to all who knew her. The funeral was held at the Crystal Springs Church and her body was laid to rest in the cemetery near by. May the Lord bless and comfort the bereaved family. Services conducted by Bro. R. M. Weaver assisted by Bro. Wilbert Nafziger.
Wadel.-Peter M., Wadel was born near Chambersburg, Pa.,
Aug. 23, 1862; died of complications Jan. 4, 1942; aged 79 y.
5 m. 12 d. His wife (Elizabeth Lesher Wadel) died in 1934. He
is survived by 2 brothers (Jacob Wadel of Chambersburg, Pa., and
Christian Wadel of Seville, Ohio), also 26 nieces and nephews.
He was a faithful member of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church
for about 40 years. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at his home
with further services at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, conducted
by Bros. D. E. Kuhns and Harold L. Hunsecker. Text, Phil. 1: 21
(requested by the brother). Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.-Eli D., second son of Eli and Lydia Yoder, was born in Logan Co., Ohio, Oct. 20, 1867. Dec. 24, 1891, he was married to Fannie Stutzman. Three children were born to them (Verda, Mrs. Owen J. Yoder of Topeka, Ind.; Clyde of Indianapolis, Ind.; and Iva, Mrs. Jesse Fife of Kokomo, Ind.). He was left alone with his three small children when his wife died after eight years of life together. Jan. 2, 1904, he was married to Elizabeth Troyer. Two children were born to them (Dorcas, Mrs. Irvin J. Kauffman of West Liberty; and Philip, at home). He was blest with unusually good health all his life. He became very ill last Friday evening and failed to revive from an operation that took place the next day, Jan.17, 1942. He died at the age of 74 y. 2 m. 27 d. He leaves his wife, 5 children, 15 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. One grandchild (Richard Eli Fife) died 20 years ago. There also remain 4 brothers (Archie, Bradley and Vern of West Liberty, and Harvey of Kansas City, Mo.), 1 uncle (Ben D. Yoder of West Liberty), 43 nieces and nephews. Three sisters (Emma, Anna, and Lydia) preceded him in death. He was converted at the age of 21, under then ministry of Bro. J. S. Coffman. He often spoke of this as a time of real change in his life. He was a charter member of the Bethel Church, organized in 1895, and he has served this congregation as its deacon from the beginning. For the greater part of his life he was a farmer. He always enjoyed hard work. Nothing was ever too much for him to do for his family, his neighbors, or anyone who needed help. His greatest joy was to be able to help those in need. He believed in the power of prayer and in having a secret place for prayer. He prayed a great deal for the Church, especially during the last few years. He often said, "We must pray for the young people, for on them depends the future of the Church." His most fervent prayers centered on the young people of the Church. Among the many lessons his associates learned from him, two are especially worthy of mention. He seemed to be altogether impervious to hard knocks. Bumps that would cause many of us to stop and pity ourselves for awhile just rolled off, and he could go on as though nothing had happened. The other quality was his habit of praising the Lord, no matter what happened. The little everyday irritations that come to everyone were met with, "Well, Hallelujah." or, "Praise the Lord!" During his last illness, when he was suffering great pain, he was constantly praising the Lord, quoting Scripture and singing hymns. Just before he lost consciousness, he quoted from Psalm 107: 8, "Praise the Lord for his goodness, and his wonderful works to the children of men." Then he said, "All things work together for good to them that love God, and I belong to that bunch." Funeral services were held Jan. 20 at the Bethel Church, in West Liberty. Services were in charge of Bro. S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Bros. John Y. King and N. E. Troyer. Burial in the Grand View Cemetery.
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Bear.-Adaline E., daughter of the late Benj. B. and Anna (Erb) Bear, was born Feb. 2,1 1854, near Rohrerstown, Pa.; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Jan. 8, 1942; aged 87 y. 10 m. 17 d. Death was due to infirmities of old age. She was at the Home two years and was confined to her bed the last 10 months. She was a member of the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church for almost 60 years, and was faithful unto the end. She is survived by 2 brothers (Benj. E. and Daniel E. both of Rohrerstown), 4 nephews, and 5 nieces. Her funeral was the first held in the new chapel; conducted at the Home by Bro. D. N. Gish, and at the Rohrerstown Mennonite Church by Bros. Landis M. Shertzer and Jacob G. Hess. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
"Near to my heart was my aged aunt;
I'll miss her more than words can tell,
A visit in her room, oh! sacred hour;
Then came her Saviour, all was well
As angels snag, almighty power
Remembering her last farewell."
Clemmer.-Ella Mae, daughter of Markley and Miriam (Kolb) Clemmer, Norristown, Pa., was born near Spring City, Pa., Aug. 15, 1934; died Feb. 3, 1942; aged 7 y. 5 m. 18 d. Most of her life was spent with us here at the Mission where she entered wholeheartedly into the public services and interests of the cause of Christ. Besides her parents a brother (John) and 2 sisters (Rachel and Beatrice) survive. Funeral services were held at the Mission, conducted by Jacob M. Moyer and Elmer B. Moyer of the Souderton congregation. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery of the Vincent congregation near Spring City, Pa.
Graybill.-Annie M., widow of Menno S. Graybill,
was born March 2, 1860; died at the home of her son Floyd, Bareville,
Pa., Jan. 20, 1942; aged 81 y. 10 m. 18 d. She was preceded in
death by her husband Oct. 31, 1930, a daughter (Esther) in 1895,
and a son (Norman) in 1927. She is survived by 2 sons (Floyd of
Bareville and Chester of Rohrerstown). Mother was a devoted member
of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for many years. As she grew
older in years her desire to go home and be with her Lord and
loved ones increased. Funeral services were held Jan. 23. Bro.
Eli Sauder served at the home, and Bros. Benj. Wenger and Mahlon
Witmer and Clinton Ferster at the church (texts, Heb. 4: 9 and
Psa. 23), and Bro. Noah Mack at the grave.
Kauffman.-Albert H., son of the late Reuben and Esther (Hershey) Kauffman, was born near Millersville, Pa., Oct. 28, 1865; died Dec. 24, 1941; aged 76 y. 1 m. 26 d. He was born and lived his entire life on the farm where he died. Jan. 1, 1891, he was married to Ellen F. Charles, who preceded him in death Oct. 31, 1907. Surviving are 3 daughters (Fannie C., Mabel C., and Edna, wife of Christian B. Charles, Jr., of Washington Boro), 2 grandchildren (Paul and Arlene Charles), a sister (Ida Kauffman of Millersville). He was a faithful member of the Masonville Mennonite Church for many years. It was for him a special joy to gather with God's people in worship and song service. His seat was seldom vacant. He was sick for a year of a heart ailment, was in the hospital six weeks, and had a desire to get well and go about his usual activities; but as he began to get weaker, he was resigned to God's will. Toward the last he would get very short of breath but quietly left us while asleep. We miss him so sadly, but he has gained a brighter home. Services at the home by Brethren J. C. Habecker and Mahlon Hess, and at the Masonville Church by John K. Charles and C. K. Lehman. Text, Matt. 25: 34. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Kletzly.-Alma, daughter of David S., and Salinda (Blosser) Lehman, was born in Mahoning Co., Ohio, Oct. 24, 1882; died at her home near Waterford, Pa., Jan. 28, 1942; aged 59 y. 3 m. 4 d. She was one of six children. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and continued faithful to the end. She was a graduate of the Bible Institute of Los Angeles, and was greatly interested in mission work, helping to start one of our city missions. She was married to Louis A. Kletzly of Sardis, O., Nov. 14, 1920. In the fall of 1933 the Ohio Mennonite Mission Board gave them charge of the rural field at Britton Run, Crawford Co., Pa. They moved there the following January, had seven members and an average attendance of 15. Five and one-half years later the membership had increased to 75, with an average attendance of 101. They moved north into Erie County and a work was started at Beaver Dam, at which place they were laboring for the Master at the time of her earthly discharge from duty. Surviving are her husband, 1 daughter (Ruth), her mother, 1 sister, 3 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. One son (Ralph), her father, and 1 sister preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by Bro. Burton B. Weber of Lockport, N. Y., at the Funeral Home in Spartansburg, Pa., with further services and burial at the Midway congregation, North Lima, Ohio, in charge of Bros. Burton B. Weber, Paul and Stephen Yoder. Texts, John 16: 16; Heb. 4: 9.
Ruth.-Isaiah G., son of the late Noah and Maria (Gehman) Ruth, was born in Bucks Co., Pa., Oct. 9, 1865; died at his home near Line Lexington, Pa., Dec. 28, 1941; aged 76 y. 2 m. 17 d. He was married to Amanda C. Delp, Nov. 11, 1886, who died Jan. 19, 1908. To this union 4 sons were born. He was again married Nov. 28, 1911, to Ellen H. (Keelor) Moyer. In passing he leaves his companion, 4 sons (Marvin D., Hatfield, Pa.; Arthur D., Howard D., and Willard D., of Chalfont, Pa.), also 6 grandchildren. He was the last of a family of four brothers and one sister. He was a member of and regular attendant of the Line Lexington Mennonite congregation, active in the affairs of the Church and Sunday school. He was a charter member of the Franconia Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, serving as chairman for many years. The family humbly submits to the will of God to which Father was fully resigned, and they cherish the memory of a kind Christian father who guided by both precept and example. His illness of pneumonia was of short duration (two weeks), when his spirit took its flight to be with Jesus. Funeral services were held Jan. 1 at his residence, and at the Line Lexington Church conducted by Bros. John E. Lapp, Claude B. Meyers, and Jacob M. Moyer. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Steider.-Barbara Summers was born at Gridley, Ill., Jan. 4, 1875; died at her home in Shickley, Nebr., Jan. 28, 1942; aged 67 y. 24 d. She came with her parents to Milford, Nebr., in her childhood. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church, to which faith she remained faithful till the Lord called her home. On Dec. 1, 1898, she was united in marriage to Peter R. Steider at Milford, Nebr. To this union were born 6 sons and 1 daughter. Those surviving are her daughter Alma at home, and 4 sons; William, Edward, and David, all of Shickley; and Clarence of Red Mountain, Calif., who was unable to be with her in her last hours. She also leaves 4 daughters-in-law, 11 grandchildren, 2 sisters, (Mrs. Pete Rediger and Mrs. Dan Schlegel), 3 brothers (Dave and John of Milford and Chris of Coffeyville, Kans.). Her husband, 2 sons, her parents, 1 brother, and 1 sister preceded her to the spirit world. She had been suffering of heart trouble for a number of years, and the last four weeks other complications set in and she was bedfast most of that time. Although her suffering was not so intense, she was very miserable. Though she desired to get well, she expressed a readiness to go when ever the Master should send the call. We have lost a dear, loving mother and a kind and helping friend to all in need, but our loss is her gain. Sermon by Bro. P. R. Kennel. Text, Psa. 127: 2b.
"All is over, hands are folded,
On a calm and peaceful breast;
All is over, suffering ended,
Now dear Mother is at rest."
Zimmerman.-Chester G., son of Abner G. and Gladys (Groff) Zimmerman, died Nov. 16, 1941, in the Lancaster General Hospital, aged 5 m. 5 d. He was admitted to the hospital the evening before. Besides the parents, the child is survived by a sister (Florence Mae) and a brother (Abner, Jr.), his maternal grandfather (Christian M. Groff), his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin B. Zimmerman), and his great-grandmother (Mrs. Amanda Gish). Funeral services were held at the home by Bro. Stoner Krady and at the Mounty Joy, Pa., Mennonite Church by Bro. Henry Lutz. Text, Job 1: 21. His little body was laid to rest in the Kraybill's Mennonite Cemetery.
"Sweet little darling, too pure to stay,
God in His wisdom took him away;
Not from our hears, not from our love,
But to dwell with the angles in heaven above."
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Brenneman.-John I., third son of Isaac and Elizabeth (Huber), was born Feb. 12, 1860; died Feb. 13, 1942; aged 82 y. 1 d. He was born on his father's farm in Allen Co., Ohio, where he lived nearly his entire life. He was preceded in death by his brother Benjamin, and his sisters Nancy and Susanna. He was married to Rebecca Frances Brenneman Feb. 19, 1907. He was a great lover of children but as they were never privileged to have any of their own, they took two from the Orphans' Home at West Liberty, Ohio, when they were quite small; namely, Ralph Moore and Mary Frye. He united with the Mennonite Church about 60 years ago and remained faithful until death. He was very patient during his last sickness, suffering a stroke of paralysis on Jan. 24, He had a glimpse into heaven and spoke of seeing the angels. He had the pleasure of seeing both of his foster children accept the Lord. Services were conducted from the Central Mennonite Church of Elida, Ohio, by Andrew Brenneman and M. L. Troyer. Text, Phil. 1: 21.
Gerber.-Mary Ann, daughter of John and Barbara (Baechler) Ruby, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Sept. 11, 1903. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received by water baptism and confession of faith in church fellowship of East Zorra A. M. congregation. May 17, 1923, she was united in matrimony to Bro. Aaron Gerber of Waterloo Co., Ont. This union was blest with 2 sons and 1 daughter (Delford Ray, Emmelene Marie, and Walter John). She died at her home near Tavistock, Ont., Oct. 11, 1941, after an illness extending over three years: aged 38 y. 1 m. She leaves her bereaved husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, father, mother, 4 brothers, and 3 sisters. Funeral services Oct. 15, by Bro. Jac. R. Bender at the home and at East Zorra A. M. Church by Bros. M. S. Zehr of Pigeon, Mich., and D. S. Jutzi. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
"Into heaven's mansions she entered
Never to sigh or to weep;
After years with life's struggles,
Mother has fallen asleep."
Hess.-John F., son of the late Daniel and Eliza (Wade) Hess, was born near Hessdale, Pa., Jan. 1, 1861; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Jan. 25, 1942; aged 81 y. 24 d. Dec. 23, 1886, he was united in marriage to Lizzie Groff who preceded him in death Feb. 4, 1941. To this union were born 3 sons (Ara G., at home, Elias, Cambridge, Md., and Elvin W., with whom he resided), 8 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters of whom Grandpa was the first to break the circle: Mrs. Mary Esbenshade, A. W. Hess of Hessdale, Martha (wife of Oscar Kendig) and Amos Hess of Lancaster, Pa. He with his companion accepted Christ as Saviour; and in spite of his limited ability he did not forget in seasons of thanksgiving to thank the Lord for His tender mercies. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 28 at the home by Bro. Jacob Harnish and at the Strasburg Mennonite Church by Bro. C. M. Brubaker. Interment in the adjoining cemetery.
"Passing out of earth's shadows,
Into infinite day,
Why do we call it dying,
This beautiful going away?" -The Family.
Kaylor.-Samuel Kaylor was born July5, 1859, died Jan. 21, 1942; aged 82 y. 5 m. 28 d. He is survived by his sorrowing companion, two sons (Samuel of Mt. Joy, Irwin of Elizabethtown), 1 daughter (Mrs. Jno. Lehman of Mechanicsburg), and the following stepdaughters: Mrs. Elmer Lehman of Bachmanville, Mrs. Edna Heisey of Lebanon, Mrs. Harry smith of Mt. Joy, and Ivy Brandt at home.
Miller.-Lillian R. Miller was born July 13, 1879;
died Jan. 30, 1942, at her home in Lancaster, Pa.; aged 62 y.
6 m. 17 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for
43 years. She was in failing health for many years, and was nearly
blind; but she bore all her afflictions with great patience, and
left a bright testimony for her family. She often spoke of meeting
her Saviour in glory, how Jesus suffered on Calvary for her sins,
and of her assurance of meeting Him face to face. She is survived
by her husband (Jacob C. Miller, deacon of the Vine Street
Mission) and the following children: Grace (wife of Carl Brubaker),
Mary (wife of Paul Roland), and Clarence, also 1 grandson (Harold
Brubaker), and her aged mother (Mrs. Fannie Demmy, who is 88 years
of age). Funeral services were held Feb. 3 at the East Chestnut
Street Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Amos Rutt and D. Stoner
Krady. Text, Rom. 8: 18. Interment in the Mt. Tunnel Cemetery,
Stutzman.-Alexander, son of the late David J. and Magdalena (Gerber) Stutzman, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, May 7, 1865; died at his home nearly at the same place on Feb. 6, 1942, from complications following a lingering illness. In his early youth he united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member till death. Jan. 10, 1897, he was united in marriage to Sarah Miller to which union 3 children were born. One infant son, 1 sister, and 1 brother preceded him in death. He leaves the following to mourn his departure: His wife, 2 children (Willis of near Walnut Creek, Alma at home), 4 grandchildren, 1 sister (Mrs. Francis Wilhelm) of Farmertown, Ohio; besides a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 8 at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, with Bros. Paul R. Miller and Alvin Miller officiating.
"Weep not that hist trials are over;
Weep not that his race is run;
God grant that we may rest as calmly,
When our work like his is done."
Conrad.-Katie Conrad, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Krabill) Becher, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Oct. 12, 1865; died at her home in Stark Co., Jan. 25, 1942; aged 76 y. 3 m. 14 d. In 1882 she accepted Christ, was baptized by Bishop Michael Schloneger and received into the fellowship of the Beech Mennonite Church in which she continued faithfully. On Jan. 27, 1887, she was united in marriage to Jonas Conrad. To this union were born 1 daughter (Mary) and 1 son (Harvey). She spent her entire life in the same community. She was a devoted mother in the home, a good neighbor, and much interested in the welfare of the church. For a number of years she was unable to attend the regular church service, but she took communion regularly and wanted Scripture reading and prayer in the home. Death came very unexpectedly. On Sunday morning she seemed to feel fully as good as usual; at noon she apparently had a stroke of paralysis, and became unconscious and remained so until she quietly passed away at about 6:30 in the evening. She and her companion had lived together fifty-five years, less two days. She is survived by her husband, her daughter (Mrs. Byron Schumucker), 2 grandsons (Ivan and Earl), 1 brother (Christian), all of the home, 1 sister (Mrs. Fred Jossie of Louisville O.), 5 nieces, and many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents, her son and 3 brothers - Joseph, John and Daniel, preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted from the home and the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of the bishop O. N. Johns, assisted by the brethren, Alvin Hostetler and John D. Miller. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment in the church cemetery.
Guntz.-Henry, infant son of Henry and Erma (Halteman)
Guntz, was stillborn at Bergey, Pa., Jan. 22, 1942. Besides
his parents, he leaves his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs.
John Guntz of Royersford), his maternal grandfather (Elmer Halteman
of Bergey), also his great-grandparents (Bishop and Mrs. Warren
Bean of Creamery). His little body was laid to rest in the Salford
Mennonite Cemetery the following day.
"His darling form is sleeping,
His soul has fled to rest;
He is now in Jesus' keeping,
What can be more blest?"
Lehman.-Sara A., daughter of the late David and Maria (Peifer) Hostetter, was born near Manheim, Pa., May 30, 1852; died at the Oreville Mennonite Home near Lancaster, Jan. 30, 1942; aged 89 y. 8 m. "Aunt Sara," as she was known to many, united with the Mennonite Church in her young years, was a firm believer in all that the Church stood for, and always tried to live out those principles in her own life. She was a staunch supporter of the Sunday school, mission activities of all kinds, sewing-circle work, etc. She loved good singing, and all these activities were supported by her through her presence and financial aid. Nov. 6, 1913, she was united in marriage with John H. Lehman, prominent in educational work in Canton, Ohio. Moving there, she became a member of the Canton Mission until her husband died, Sept. 6, 1924. After his death, she again moved back to Manheim, where she made her home with relatives until the spring of 1934, when she entered the Old People's Home at Oreville, near Lancaster, Pa. Barring forgetfulness, he mind was very keen until the last. As Dorcas of old, she will be fondly remembered far and wide by the lovely work of her needle and crochet hook. Although never strong, yet she enjoyed good health for many years. She was bedfast since Easter, seldom suffering pain, only great weakness, through all of which she manifested great patience. She was the last of her family, being survived only by stepgrandchildren, 2 sisters-in-law, and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at he Home the afternoon of Feb. 2, by Bros. Charles Hostetter (a grandnephew) and Samuel Lehman, with further services at the Manheim Mennonite Church in charge of the same ministers, also Bro. Henry Lutz. Text, Psalm 90. Interment in Kauffman's Cemetery near Manheim.
Zeigler.-Peter H., son of Peter C. and Katherine
Zeigler, was born near Pettisville, Ohio, May 14, 1868;
died Jan. 12, 1942, at Blue Ball, Pa.; aged 73 y. 7 m. 28 d. Several
months ago his health began to fail. He recovered slightly from
his sickness, but suddenly was stricken with a
heart attack. When he was a young man he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church of Archbold, Ohio, remaining a faithful member until death. He served in various capacities in Church, acting as Sunday-school superintendent and teacher for many years, and was always ready to lend a helping hand wherever needed. His personal contacts gained for him many friends. He was greatly interested in the work of the Lord. June 13, 1897, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Neusbaum of Pettisville, Ohio. His wife departed this life Nov. 22, 1938. On Jan. 4, 1941, he was again united in marriage to Emma Martin of Blue Ball, Pa. This marriage was enjoyed by them for only a short duration. He leaves his wife, 1 daughter (Edna Zimmerman of Eckley, Ohio), 4 grandchildren (Orville, Fern, Ila May, and Marvin Jay, all at home), 4 stepchildren (Bertha, wife of Harry O. Hoover; Tobias Martin; Lizzie, wife of Henry Hoover; and Mary, wife of David H. Martin, all of Blue Ball, Pa.), also 4 brothers (Jacob, Will, and Levi of Wauseon, O.; and Irvin of Delta, O.), besides a host of other relatives and friends. One grandchild preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 14 at Weaverland Mennonite Church near East Earl, Pa., conducted by Bros. J. Paul Graybill and John S. Mast. Text, Jas. 4: 14. Services were also held at the Central Mennonite Church near Archbold, Ohio, Jan. 18, conducted by Bros. Simon Stuckey, Henry Wyse, and Walter Stuckey. Text, I John 5: 12. Interment in Eckley Cemetery adjoining his home.
"No one heard the footsteps of the angel drawing near,
Who took from earth to heaven the one we loved so dear;
No one knows the silent heartache, only we who lost can tell
Of the grief that's borne in silence, for the one we loved so well."
Zimmerman.-Lewis J., son of John H. and Emma (Leu) Zimmerman, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1894; died Aug. 14, 1941, after being two days under observation at the University Hospital at Ann Arbor, Mich.; aged 46 y. 8 m. 29 d. Jan. 3, 1918, he was united in marriage with Edna Zeigler. To this union were born 3 sons and 2 daughters (Robert J., Orval C., Marvin Jay, Fern E., and Ila Mae). He leaves his sorrowing wife, 2 sons, 2 daughters , his mother, 2 sisters (Carrie, Mrs. M. C. Lauber; and Della, Mrs. Harmon Rupp), 5 brothers (his twin brother, Lloyd J.; Alfred, John, Glen, and Arlen), besides a host of other relatives and friends. There preceded him in death an infant son (Robert J.) and his father, 23 years ago. In his younger years he accepted Christ as his Saviour, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained a member until his death, which came after two years of suffering. He was a kind and loving husband, and will be greatly missed by his family and loved ones. Funeral services were held at Central Mennonite Church, conducted by Bros. Henry Wyse and Jesse Short. Text, Psa. 89: 47. Interment in Eckley Cemetery adjoining his home.
"'Tis hard to break the tender cord
When love has bound the heart;
'Tis hard, so hard to say the words,
'We must part.'"
Zimmerman.-Lloyd Jacob, son of John H. and Emma (Leu) Zimmerman, was born Nov. 15, 1894, near Archbold, O.; died at he Wauseon Memorial Hospital on Jan. 16, 1942; aged 47 y. 2 m. 1 d. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth, united with the Mennonite Church, and remained faithful until death. On Jan. 8, 1918, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Grieser. This union was blessed with 1 daughter (Martha May). About five years ago his general health began to fail, and during the past five months his health rapidly grew worse. Death was due primarily to interstitial nephritis. He leaves his sorrowing companion, daughter (Martha May), his mother, 2 sisters (Carrie, Mrs. M. C. Lauber of Fayette, O.; Della May, Mrs. Harmon Rupp of Alvordton, O.), 4 brothers (Alfred of Archbold; John W. of Toledo, O.; Glen E. of Archbold; Arlen H. of Wauseon, O.), and Clara Grieser (a sister-in-law who lived with them since the death of her mother 11 years ago). His father preceded him in death 23 years ago, and his twin brother (Lewis John) five months ago. He was a faithful husband and Christian, and we are confident that our loss is his eternal gain. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church conducted by Bros. Isaac Zuercher, Henry Wyse, and Jesse Short. Text, Mark 4:35. Interment in Eckley Cemetery.
"A precious one from us has gone,
A voice we loved is stilled;
A place is vacant in our home,
Which never can be filled."
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