Bickel - Mrs. Mary Bickel was born at Springfield, Ill., on April 29, 1853, and was called in death on May 15, 1943; aged 90 y. 16 d. She is survived by one son, John Bickel of Portland, Oreg., and by a number of grandchildren. "Grandmother Bickel" has for many years been a resident of Portland, Oreg. On Nov. 20, 1927, she was baptized and received into the fellowship of the Portland Mennonite Mission Church where she was a faithful member until the time that she passed peacefully away. She is another eternal trophy of the value of city mission work. Funeral services were in charge of Marcus Lind. Text, Josh. 3:4. Interment was at the Hopewell Mennonite Church Cemetery near Hubbard, Oreg.
Bomberger - Joan, infant daughter of Phares and
Alta Mae Bomberger, was born at their home near Lititz, Pa., May
17, 1943 and died the same day. Besides her parents she leaves
three sisters and brothers: Lydia Ann, Nancy Jane, Louis Eileen,
John W.; also her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cyrus Bomberger;
her maternal grandparents , Mr. and Mrs. Hiram C. Witmer, and
a great-grandmother, Mrs. Fanny Bomberger.
Someday up there we shall understand
Full blooming flowers alone will not do.
Some must be young and ungrown,
So the frail buds He is gathering, too,
To beautify His throne.
Ernst - Ralph , son of Emil and Katie
Ernst, was born near Bruning, Nebr., Oct. 21, 1914, and met with
an accident which caused his death May 3, 1943, age the age of
28 y. 6 m. 11 d. He was baptized at the age of 16 years in the
Mennonite Church to which he remained faithful until death. He
was kind and loving, always wearing a smile and always willing
to share and help when he could. Although he was handicapped in
many ways, he was always patient and never complained. He leaves
to mourn his departure his mother and father, 3 sisters (Amelia
Harp, Lena Henkel, Belvedere; Irene Kuhns, Carleton), 2 brothers
(Wm. Ernst, Deshler; Willard, Camp Blanding, Fla.), 3 nieces,
and 2 nephews. A brother and a sister preceded him in death. He
also leaves many other relatives and a host of friends. Funeral
services were held at the home and at the Salem Mennonite Church
near Shickley, may 7. Services were conducted by Bros. Peter Kennell
and Fred Reeb. Burial in Church cemetery.
Loving ones, weep not for me, I long to be at rest.
How happy, happy I shall be when pillowed on my Saviour's breast.
Gingrich - Mrs. Clara Augspurger Gingrich, born at Trenton, O., Feb. 24, 1874; died May 4, 1943. On Feb. 22 ___, she united in marriage with Otto Gingrich. Mrs. Gingrich was a faithful member of the Trenton Mennonite Church until illness prevented her attendance. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons: Earl, Clarence, and Orian. One son Victor preceded her in death Feb. 25, 1938. Also 9 grandchildren survive. J.E. Amstutz conducted the services from the home of her son Earl. Interment in Mennonite Cemetery in Trenton, O.
Kendig - Susan, daughter of the late David and Martha
Harnish, was born Feb. 9, 1868. The last few years she had been
afflicted with heart trouble which caused much suffering. Death
relieved her April 1, 1943; aged 75 y. 1 m. 22 d. She was converted
in her youth and remained faithful to her Lord until death. She
was married to George K. Kendig Oct. 23, 1890. To this union were
born 3 daughters and a son. Surviving are her husband and the
following children: Martha, wife of Jacob H. Witmer; Susan, wife
of Walter H. Hershey who preceded her in death; David H. Kendig;
Mary, wife of Tobias C. Stehman. She is survived by 8 grandchildren
and 4 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by the following
brothers: David H., Lititz, Pa.; Aaron, Christina, Pa.; John,
Lancaster, Pa. Her brother Christian and sister Ida preceded her
in death. Mother was always kind, loved her family, and in every
way proved to be a faithful wife and godly mother. She showed
much interested in her grandchildren and enjoyed her great-grandchildren.
Before her health failed, she was an interesting Sunday-school
teacher at the new Danville Mennonite Church. Her body is now
resting in the adjoining cemetery of that church. Funeral services
were in charge of Bro. Henry Nauman at her home, and Bros. Maris
Hess and James Hess, at the church. One text was taken from Prov.
31 which reminded us anew of how well Mother filled the place
God intended woman to fill. Her life will remain an inspiration
to all who knew her.
Her lights are gone out in her mansion of clay,
The curtain is drawn, the dweller's away;
The rocker is empty, the glasses laid by
She has gone to meet the summons on high."
Kreider - Willis G., son of the late Jacob and
Lydia Groff Kreider, was born near Gordonville, Pa., August 28,
1881; died at his home near Kinzers, Pa., May 3, 1943; aged 61
y. 8 m. 6 d. He became a Christian early in life, and was a loyal
member of the Mennonite Church until death. On May 30, 1903, he
was united in marriage with Maggie Wenger, of Intercourse, Pa.,
and to this union were born nine children. Two weeks prior to
his death he suffered a leg injury. He apparently was well on
the way to recovery when suddenly he was stricken with a heart
attack early in the morning of May 3, and died 2 hours later.
This came as a great shock to his family who though he would no
doubt soon be able to resume some of his duties. This is another
forceful reminder of the uncertainty of life. In his role of husband,
father, and grandfather, he will be greatly missed. His wise counsel
and admonitions, given in loving concern for our welfare, will
long be remembered. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure his
wife and the following children: Wimler W., Manheim; J. Lloyd,
Strasburg; Leroy H., Gordonville; Lester G., Kinzers; S. Margaret,
wife of Frank Hershey, near Eden; M. Elizabeth, wife of Jacob
Hart, Lebanon Co.; and Arlene M., at home. Also surviving are
19 grandchildren; 2 sisters, Mrs. Elmina Kreider, and Naomi, wife
of Sem Eby, and a brother, Enos G. Kreider, and a host of other
relatives and friends. Preceding him in death were an infant daughter
and granddaughter, and also a sister and 3 brothers. Funeral services
were conducted at the home May 6 by Bro. Amos Weaver, and at the
Kinzer Mennonite Church by Bro. Weaver and Brother Martin Hershey.
Texts: Eccl 3:2; Phil. 1:21. Interment was made in the Paradise
"All that we loved in him - all this shall last,
Though from out dull earthly sense he has passed;
He has but put off the armor of strife;
Faithful to death, God hath crowned him with life;
Purified, glorified, fit for the sky,
All that we loved in him, never can die."
Lederman - Daniel Lederman, son of Peter and Katie (Mosier) Lederman, as born Jan. 28, 1864, in Wayne Co., O., and died at his home near Grabill, Ind., on May 20, 1943, at the age of 79 y. 3 m. 22 d. On Jan. 25, 1894, he was married to Katie Neuhauser. To this union were born 9 sons and 5 daughters; 3 of these have preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure a loving companion and the following children: Mrs. Emma Stuckey and Amos Lederman, Spencerville, Ind.; Mrs. Esther Beck, Pettisville, O.; Ms. Amanda Rupp, Quincy, Mich.; Alphus, Grabill, Ind.; David, Howe, Ind.; Emler, Paul, Glenn, Edgar, all of Graybill, Ind., 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, with other relatives and friends also survive. At the age of 6 years he with his parents moved from Wayne Co., O., to Allen Co., Ind., on the present homestead. He spent nearly 75 years at the present residential home. In the early period of his life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and became a member of the Leo Mennonite Church and continued this fellowship unto the end, upholding the teachings and practices of the faith as believed as taught. Funeral services were held at the Leo Mennonite Church in the presence of a large audience in charge of Brethren O.S. Hostetler and Simon H. Beck.
Mishler - Lavina Mehl Mishler was born in Holmes
Co., O., Aug. 1, 1875. When 2 years old, she came with her parents
to Lagrange Co., Ind., where she spent the remainder of her life,
passing away May 15, 1943; aged 67 y. 9 m. 14 d. In girlhood she
accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Forks
Mennonite Church to which she remained faithful until death. On
Nov. 20, 1897, she was united in marriage with Enos Mishler. There
were 12 children born to this union. Three preceded her in death,
Truman Jay, Verda Mae and an infant son. One brother and one sister
also preceded her in death. She leaves a loving companion, 9 children
(Mrs. Wm. Baer, Middlebury; Mrs. Harry Schrock, Goshen; Glen,
Lagrange; Mrs. Frank Ropp, Millersburg; Dorsa, Lagrange; Mrs.
Charles Tyson, Middlebury; Mrs. Irvin Yoder, Topeka; Mrs. Doris
Nelson, Shipshewana; Mrs. Galen Yoder (Goshen), 34 grandchildren,
a great-grandchild, 4 sisters (Carrie Yoder, Clara Risser, Cora
Hostetler and Elta Norris), a brother (Otis Mehl), and many relatives
and friends. She was a loving mother, concerned for the welfare
of her family. Funeral services were held May 18 at the Forks
Mennonite Church in charge of Bishop D.D. Miller. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Burial in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
"In silence you suffered, in patience you bore,
Until God called you home, to suffer no more."
Reesor - John B. Reesor was born near Markham, Ont., in 1859 and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Cober, near Almira, Ont., after a lingering illness of 6 months, on May 18, 1943, in his eighty-forth year. In 1882 he was married to Angeline Moyer, who predeceased him in 1918. To this union were born 4 daughters. Annie, Mrs. Geo. Cober; Ludina, Mrs. John Drudge; Mary, Mrs. Oscar Burkholder; Martha, Mrs. J.C. Fretz; who, with 17 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends mourn his departure. Bro. Reesor was ordained as a deacon in the Mennonite Church in 1895 and served faithfully until age and infirmity made it wise to relinquish his duties. When he realized that he could not serve as well as formerly, he called for help and another brother was ordained to carry on the work. He was a man of sterling character, honest and upright in all his dealings, a kindly husband and father, and a real testimony to the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ. The funeral was held on Friday morning, May 21, from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Geo. Cober, to the Wideman Church, near Markham, for services and the adjoining cemetery for burial. Brethren Fred Nighswander, Alvin Winger, and Jos. Cober conducted the services at the house, and the Brethren Abram Smith, Amsey Martin, and Ben. Good, Orrville, Ohio, conducted the services at the church and the grave. Texts: II Tim. 4:6-8; Josh. 1:1, 2.
Stauffer - On May 18, 1943, the life labors of Elizabeth S. Stauffer came to a peaceful close at the age of 77 y. 7 m. 10 d., on the home farm where she was born near Wadsworth, O., Oct. 8, 1865. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Kreider. She was highly respected by all who had the happy privilege to form an acquaintance with her. She will especially be missed in the home and in the church where her interests were centered nearly all her life time. She was united in marriage, Feb. 13, 1890 with Bro. Henry N. Stauffer. She leaves besides her sorrowing husband, Mahlon Carl, at home: Mrs. John Snyder, also on the farm; Eva Florence, at home. Ruth preceded her in death, Sept, 25, 1906. Five grandchildren, 5 step-grandchildren, and a brother, C.S. Kreider, also remain. She united with the Mennonite church, Dec. 1892, to which she remained faithful to the end of her pilgrimage here. Funeral services were held in the home and Bethel Mennonite Church, May 20, 1943, in charge of Brethren A.J. Steiner, S.D. Rohrer, P.R. Lantz, and I.J. Buchwalter. Burial in cemetery adjoining the Stauffer home farm.
Weaver - Agnes Weaver, daughter of the late David
L. and Salome Blosser Weaver, was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning
Co., Co., Oct, 1, 1878; departed this life at the home of her
sister near Columbiana, O., May 3, 1943; aged 64 y. 7 m. 2 d.
She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour early in life and
united with the Mennonite Church. To this choice she remained
loyal to the end. Left to mourn her departure are one brother
(Edwin) and 3 sisters: Ella (Mrs. Ira Horst), Melissa (Mrs. Harry
Showalter), and Ida (Mrs. John Horst), all residing near her home.
Also a number of nieces and nephews survive. One sister Sadie
preceded her in death in 1915. She bore her suffering with much
patience and was pleased when relatives and friends visited or
remembered her by many acts of kindness.
"Peacefully sleeping, resting at last;
Her weary trials and troubles are past.
In silence she suffered, in patience she bore;
Till God called her home to suffer no more."
Wenger - Mary Heatwole Wenger was born
July 29, 1877, near Dale Enterprise, Va.; died April 25, 1943;
aged 65 y. 8 m. 27 d. She was in failing health for a year. She
was a daughter of the late Manassas and Margaret Heatwole.
On April 16, 1899, she married Jacob P. Wenger, who survives her
together with the following children: Mrs. A.R. Martin, Lewis
Wenger, Mrs. Carl Kiser, Mrs. James Suter, Mrs. Frank Rhodes,
Miss Martha Wenger, all of near Harrisonburg, and Mrs. Joseph
Sharpes of Indian Head, Md. Two brothers (John G. Heatwole, New
Erection, and Jacob J. Heatwole, Weyers Cave) 2 sisters (Miss
Rebecca Heatwole at home and Mrs. Sophie Moyes, Peach Grove),
and 18 grandchildren also survive. One child, Nettie Margaret,
preceded her in death. In early childhood she united with the
Mennonite Church and was a woman of splendid Christian character.
She spent her entire life in West Rockingham where she was loved
by all who knew her. Funeral services were held from the Weaver's
Mennonite Church and were conducted by Bros. S.H. Rhodes and C.K.
Lehman. Interment in near-by cemetery.
Beyond the gate our loved one finds happiness and rest;
And there is comfort in the thought that a loving God knows best."
- The Family.
Yoder - Joshua C. Yoder was born Feb. 6, 1893, near Allensville, Pa.; died April 6, 1943; aged 50 y. 2 m. 20 d. He was the son of Joshua B. and Franey Yoder, his mother having preceded him in death. He is survived by his aged father, and the following brothers and sisters: Jesse, Keturah, Nancy, Mrs. Samuel H. (Julia) Peachey, all of Belleville, and Jacob B., Allensville. His departure was very sudden. Having left home early in the morning, he walked about 4 1/2 miles to the bus station where he took a bus to the Lewistown P..R.R. depot. He was stricken just as the train, which he intended to board, pulled into the depot. Before medical help arrived the spark of life had gone out. He was on his way to Mount Union where he was employed at the sawmill. For many years he was a thresherman for the folks of the Big Valley. He united with the Locust Grove Mennonite Church in his youth, from which place the funeral services were held. Services at the home were in charge of John B. Zook and at the church conducted by John L. Mast and Emanuel B. Peachey.
Transcribed by C. Wheeler - British Columbia
Bender - Elizabeth Roth, daughter of Christian
and Katherine Roth, was born near Flanagan, Ill., May 17, 1874;
died at Bryan Memorial Hospital, Lincoln, Neb., May 19, 1943;
aged 69 y. 2 d. At the age of 10 years she moved with her parents
to Milford, Neb. In her youth she united with the East Fairview
Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful to the end. On
Oct. 16, 1892, she was united in marriage with Emanuel Bender.
To the union were born a son and 3 daughter. The infant son and
one daughter preceded her in death, also 5 brothers and 3 sisters.
She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 2 daughters (Mrs.
Ben B. Rediger, Mrs. Fred Stutzman), 2 brothers, 11 grandchildren,
5 great-grandchildren, many nephews and nieces, and a host of
friends. The call of death came very unexpectedly. She had good
health until a little over a week ago. She was loving and kind,
and filled a worth-while place in the home. She was loved by all
who knew her and made friends wherever she went. She will be greatly
missed. In her last conscious moments she told of a wonderful
experience she had. What a glorious hope for the future when we
hear loved ones speak of these experiences. Funeral services were
conducted by Joseph E. Zimmerman, assisted by Will Schlegel.
Loving and kind in all her ways; upright and just to the end of her days;
Sincere and true in her heart and mind; a beautiful memory she leaves behind.
Burkholder - Barbara (Beck), daughter of the
late Christ and Mary Beck, was born in Fulton Co., O., Feb. 21,
1844; died at her home near Archbold, O., April 29, 1943; aged
59 y. 2 m. 8 d. Her health began to fail about 2 years ago and
it soon became evident that her affliction was cancer, which caused
her continual and intense suffering. She bore her pain with Christian
fortitude, having a desire to regain health and be able to fill
her place in the home where she felt that she was greatly needed.
She always said, "The Lord's will be done." On Jan.
16, 1906, she was united in marriage to Amos C. Burkholder. To
this union were born one daughter, Wilma, and 2 sons, Lavern and
Maynard. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member
of the Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. During
her affliction, the continual exercise of her faith and trust
in God caused it to become strong and unshaken and enabled her
to give may touching and helpful admonitions to her family and
acquaintances. She was a devoted wife and a kind and loving mother
and will be greatly missed in the home and community. There remains
to mourn her departure, her husband, 2 sons, a daughter, 4 grandchildren,
2 brothers, 4 sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral
services were held at the home by Bro. Henry Wyse and at the Central
Mennonite Church by Bros. P.L. Frey and E.B. Frey. Burial in Pettisville
A loving mother, so gentle and kind,
What a wonderful memory she left behind.
Long days, long nights she bore in patience,
Until God Himself, knowing what was best,
Took her home and gave her eternal rest.
Eby - Lizzie A., wife of H. Martin Eby, was born March 6, 1868, near Paradise, Pa., (daughter of the late Elias and Anne Kreider Hershey). On May 16, 1943, our dear mother entered her peaceful rest at the age of 75 y. 2 m. 10 d. To this union were born 8 children. A a baby passed away in infancy. She leaves to mourn her departure, husband, 5 daughters (Ruth Witmer, Landisville; Mina Phenneger, Paradise; Anna Gehman, Ronks; Ada Kreider, Lancaster; Mary Ranck, Paradise), 2 sons (Eli Eby, Gordonville; and Menno Eby, Gap), 21 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Susan Kenagy and Mrs. Sabina Ranck), and 2 brothers (John K. Hershey and David E. Hershey). Funeral services were held May 19, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Allan E. Gehman, by Bro. Parke Book and at the Paradise Church by Bro. Abram Martin. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Frey - Mrs. Mary Ann, widow of Jacob M. Frey,
formerly of Hanover, Pa., died May 16, 1943, at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Clarence Haines, Lancaster, Pa. Death was due to
a coronary occlusion. She was aged 81 y. 4 m. 8 d. She was a faithful
member of the Hanover Mennonite Church for many years, and will
be greatly missed by her many friends. Her husband preceded her
in death, Oct. 11, 1940. Surviving are her 4 children (Elmer M.,
York, Pa.; Mrs. Clarence Haines, Lancaster, with whom she lived
the past 11 weeks; John E., Abbottstown, and Maurice H., Hanover),
also 21 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren, one brother (Howard
B. Miller, Hanover), 4 sisters (Mrs. Samuel Dubbs, Bair's Station;
Mrs. J. Emory, Moul, Hanover; Mrs. George W. Basehaor, Littlestown;
Mrs. Edwin H. Forry, Lancaster). The funeral was held May 19 at
A.W. Feiser's Funeral Home, Hanover. Further services were conducted
at Bair's Church, York Road, by Bro. Harvey Grove and Bishop Richard
Danner. Interment in York Road Cemetery. The pallbearers were
Silent thoughts bring many a tear, for one we loved and cherished here.
God took her home, it was His will, but in our hearts she liveth still.
- By a Sister.
Johnston - Evans, born Jan. 12, 1896, in Shelby Co.; died April 14, 1943, in Pleasantville, Ia. Death was caused by accident while repairing a car. On Jan. 28, 1917, he married Pauline Lamont. There were born to them 6 sons and a daughter. A son and daughter died in infancy. Five sons surviving are: Lester, Edward, Enos, Ledrew, and Calvin. He also leaves Mother, 3 brothers, and 4 sisters (Lydia, Alma Harder, Orpha Yoder, and Salome Lind). He was a kind and loving father, loved by all who knew him. He joined the Church when a young man. His father preceded him in death, March 4, 1940. He was born and raised near Cherry Box, Mo. Funeral services were conducted at the Mt. Pisgah Mennonite Church, near Cherry Box, Mo., by Bros. J.M. Kreider and Nelson Kauffman.
Sensenig - Amos J.L. Sensenig was born east of
Lancaster, Pa., May 22, 1901; died May 26, 1943, in the Wernersville,
Pa., State Hospital; aged 33 y. 4 d. He was a member of the Mennonite
Church, He was never healthy. In his teens he suffered with tuberculosis.
Some years later he took treatment so that he was able to do heavy
work. Nine years ago he was mentally affected. He died of the
former ailment. He was adopted when he was 19 months old by Joseph
M. and Mary F. Sensenig, who survive. Also surviving are his 2
foster sisters (Mrs. Gertrude Eash and Mary), his real father
(Amos D. Lefever, Mountville, Pa.), 4 sisters (Edith, wife
of Ira Goss; Martha, wife of Clyde Weaver; Elizabeth, wife of
Frank Frey; Wyrtle, wife of Roy Habecker), one half sister (Laura,
wife of Bernard Kautz), 2 half-brothers (Aaron Lefever and John),
and many other relatives and friends. Funeral was held at Terre
Hill Funeral Home by Bro. David M. Weaver with further services
at the Goodville Mennonite Church by Bros. Aaron Weaver and John
Burkholder. Texts: Matt. 26:45; Ps. 107:9, 10. Interment in adjoining
Brother, thou art sweetly resting, here thy toils and tears are o'er;
Pain and sickness, death and sorrow, never can distress thee more.
- By a Foster Sister
Siegrist - Mary Eby, daughter of the late Peter
and Magdalena Musser Eby, was born May 16, 1864; died at her home
in Smoketown, Pa., May 8, 1943; aged 78 y. Left to mourn her sudden
departure are her husband, Samuel, 4 sons (John and Emanuel, Ronks;
Henry, East Petersburg; and Abram, Witmer), 17 grandchildren;
12 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Ms. Susanna Denlinger and Mrs.
Magdalena Hershey). Early in life she united with the Stumptown
Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. We remember
Grandmother as being always cheerful and doing whatever her hands
found to do. She did not have to suffer long before her call,
which came suddenly to all of us, for she had been well and had
gone about her duties of the day. She retired for the night, and
during the middle of the night God saw fit to take her home; her
death was due to a heart attack. Our loss is her eternal gain.
Funeral services were held at her home by Bro. Elmer Martin and
at the church by Bros. Elmer Martin and Abram Martin. Text: Eccl
7:1. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Our grandmother left us in the dead of night,
Peacefully, calmly, she has taken her flight.
Could she have but told us she was going to go,
We would like to have bid her good-night, you know.
O could she have stayed a little longer!
We thought she was better, we thought she was stronger.
But God, our Creator, who knows what is best,
Has taken her home and given her rest.
- By a Granddaughter
Steamphfli - Mrs. Mary, widow of the late Nick
Steamphfli, died at the Mennonite Home for the Aged, Orville,
O., April 20, 1943, after a year's illness of arteriosclerosis;
aged 84 years. Her husband died Nov. 16, 1942. She was born Nov.
16, 1858, in Burton City, O., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Felix.
She was a member of the Mennonite Church and formerly resided
on Renbenberger Road, Beaver Twp., prior to coming to the home
in Oct., 1942. Surviving are a sister (Mrs. Susan Goon, Mansfield,
O.), 2 half-brothers (Wiliam Felix, Smithville, O., and Peter
Felix, Orville, O.), and a half-sister (Mrs. John Kurtz, Smithville,
O.). Funeral services were held April 23 at the Midway Mennonite
Church with Bro. David Steiner officiating. Burial at Forest Lawn
Memorial, Youngstown, O.
Her weary hours, her days of pain, her weary nights are past.
Her ever-patient, worn-out frame has found sweet rest at last.
- A Friend.
Stoltzfus - Nancy K., daughter of the late Jacob
and Nancy Stoltzfus, was born in Union Co., Feb. 25, 1872; fell
asleep at her home, Monterey, Pa., May 19, 1943; aged 71 y. 2
m. 24 d. She was united in marriage, Dec. 1, 1892, to Jacob M.
Stoltzfus at Monterey where she resided until the Lord called
her home. Surviving her are her husband, 2 children (Emma, at
home, and Clarence, Bareville), and 3 grandchildren. She was a
faithful member of the Weavertown Amish Church. For over a year,
she had been in failing health. She bore her suffering patiently
though her countenance showed marks of suffering. By remarks that
she had made, we know she had a glimpse of glory. She was surrendered
to the Lord's will, many times, repeating these words, "Just
as the Lord wills." Services were held at the home by George
Beiler (text, Prov. 4:18), and at the Weavertown Church by John
A. and M.S. Stoltzfus. Texts: Rev. 14:13; Acts 21:14. Interment
in Myers Cemetery.
"We thank God for such a mother,
And for the prayers for us you've prayed.
Great and blessed we shall call you;
May your precepts be obeyed."
Weber - Emma A., daughter of Eli K. and
Saloma Zook, was born Sept. 14, 1876, near West Liberty,
O.; died March 24, 1943, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. T.V. Gerber,
near Chattanooga, Tenn.; aged 66 y. 6 m. 10 d. At the age of 28,
she moved to Georgia and made her home with a cousin, Elmer E.
Kurtz. Her Bible was her constant companion and comfort. From
childhood she had been an invalid or semi-invalid, but she bore
her suffering and disappointments patiently. On Jan. 1, 1912,
she was married to Martin Weber who departed this life in June,
1924. No children came to bless the home The immediate cause of
her death was heart trouble. She leaves to mourn her departure,
4 sisters (Mrs. Levi C. Hostetler, Sheffield, Ill.; Mrs. Milton
Hostetler, Roanoke, Ill.; Mrs. D.E. Plank, Detroit, Mich.; and
Mrs. A.B. Leasa, Belleville, Pa.). Her parents, 2 brothers (John
L. and Edwin K. Zook), and one sister (Martha E. Zook) preceded
her in death.
In God's dear home, she is safe, no suffering, tears or care,
And in His time, we'll surely find, our Sister Emma waiting there.
Yoder - Simon R., son of Solomon and Sarah (King)
Yoder, was born Oct. 17, 1858, near Bellefontaine, Logan Co.,
O.; passed away at his home near Harrisonville, Mo., May 13, 1943;
aged 84 y. 6 m. 26 d. When a small child he came with his parents
to Cass Co., Mo., until the Civil War. Then during his father's
absence, his mother, a brother and sister, and he were taken in
a wagon by ox team to Independence and from there went by train
to Ohio. After the war and his father's return, the family moved
again to Missouri where he spent the remainder of his life with
the exception of 6 years, after his marriage which were spent
near Topeka, Ind. In young manhood he accepted Christ as his Saviour
and united with the Clearfork Mennonite Church, later transferring
his membership to Sycamore Grove Church. He held to this faith
until the Lord called him home. His life was one of activity,
helpfulness, loyal interest in his community, loving concerns
for his family, and a devoted relation to the church of his choice.
On Feb. 7, 1886, he was united in marriage with Lydia Luella Kenay.
To this union were born 4 children. His companion preceded him
in death over a year ago. An infant son, his parents, 2 sisters
and a brother also preceded him in death. He is survived by a
daughter (Nona) at home, 2 sons (Elba J. and Ralph, Garden City,
Mo.), a brother (John B., Garden City), 5 grandchildren, a great-grandchild,
and many other relatives and friends. On April 16, 1943, he became
ill with a heart ailment and was taken to Lakeside Hospital, Kansas
City, Mo., for treatment. After being there 11 days, he returned
home where he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage which caused his
death. He bore his suffering with patience and often expressed
a readiness to depart and be with those gone before. Funeral services
were at the Sycamore Grove Church, May 16, in charge of home ministers.
Text, Ps. 116:15. Interment in Clearfork Cemetery.
Beautiful rest for the weary; well deserved rest for the true.
When our life's journey is ended, we shall again be with you.
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia
Beechy - Elizabeth L. Beechy, daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth Mast, was born July 13, 1854, in Berlin Twp., Holmes, Co., O., where she spent her entire life. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour, was baptized, and received as a member of the Martin's Creek Mennonite Church where she served faithfully all her life. On Feb. 4, 1875, she was united in marriage to Moses D. Beechy, who preceded her in death on Sept. 1, 1929. To this union were born 6 children; Mrs. Ida Kauffman, Middlebury, Ind.; Mrs. Lovina Miller, Berlin, O.; Mrs. Zanna Grotthaus (deceased); and Wilmer, at whose home she died. One son and one daughter died in infancy. On May 21, 1943, at the age of 88 y. 10 m. 8 d. the Lord saw fit to call her to her eternal reward. She leaves to mourn her passing 2 daughters, one son, 15 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and a host of relatives, friends, and neighbors. The funeral services were conducted by E.J. Varnes and S.W. Sommer on May 24.
Burkholder - Martin L., eldest son of the late
David H. and Hettie (Shank) Burkholder, was born near Harrisonburg,
Va., Feb. 21, 1875; departed this life, April 30, 1943; aged 68
y. 2 m. 9 d. On Dec. 8, 1896, he married Etta M. Swartz, Dale
Enterprise, Va., who preceded him in death August 13, 1931. He
united with the Mennonite Church in early youth and remained faithful
until death, always being present at church when health permitted.
He is survived by 10 children (Clifford A. and Marion D., Brentwood,
Md.; Eva M., Reading, Pa.; Ruth L., Dayton, Va.; Herman L., Sideling
Hill Camp, Wells Tannery, Pa.; Paul F., Esther R., Irene C., Pauline
E., and Clayton B., all at home), 7 brothers and sisters (Mrs.
Annie C. Alderfer, Scottdale, Pa.; Mrs. Minnie Swope, Mrs. Otho
Rhodes, Mrs. Joseph E. Huber, Lydia M., and Herman F. Burkholder,
Harrisonburg, Va.; and Lewis A. Burkholder, Denbigh, Va.), 4 grandchildren,
and 21 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents
and a twin brother who died at the age of 4 months. In the spring
of 1931, Father fell from a wagon and injured his spine which
greatly impaired his health and finally resulted in complications
that caused his death. He suffered much at times but bore his
suffering with patience. His children were all at his bedside
during his illness, and he appreciated much their services rendered
to him after his physical strength failed. Funeral services were
held May 2, 1943, by Aldine Brenneman at the home and at Weaver's
Church by S.H. Rhodes and J.L. Stauffer. Text, Heb. 4:9 Burial
in near-by cemetery.
Peacefully sleeping, resting at last;
Life's weary trials and toils are past.
In silence he suffered; in patience he bore;
Till God called him home to suffer no more."
- By His Daughter.
Cober - Isaac U. Cober died at his home, 230 Victoria St., S., Kitcherner, Ont., on June 1, 1943, in his eighty-fifth year after an illness of 2 weeks. He had been suffering from an infirmity of lameness for several years. He was a native of York Co., Ont. He was the son of the late Jacob B. Cober. His wife, formerly Caroline Wellman, died 30 years ago. He was a member of Trinity United Church, Kitchener, and was for many years an ardent reader of the Gospel Herald. Surviving are one son (Russell W., Dunnville), one daughter (Eva M., Kitchener), 2 brothers (A.E. Cober and D.P. Cober), 4 sisters (Mrs. E. Ross, Mrs. W. Show, Mrs. W. Guenther, Miss Elizabeth Cober), 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at his late residence June 3, with E.O. Seymour officiating. Interment in Hespeler Cemetery.
Gerber - Levi Gerber, a well-known resident of eastern Holmes Co., O., was born March 2, 1861, and died at his home near Shanesville, O., May 2, 1943, at the age of 86 y. 2 m., after an illness of 4 months. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member his entire life. On Jan. 23, 1886, he was united in marriage to Martha Schrock, who preceded him in death just about a year ago on May 22, 1942. Twelve children were born to this union: John, Winesburg, O.; William and Ora, Flat Rock, Mich.; Mrs. Verna Hasler, Mrs. Naomi Stress, Roy, and Marvin, of Shanesville; Monroe, Sugarcreek; and Lizzie, residing at the Gerber home. Three children preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure 9 children, 25 grandchildren, one brother (Abraham, Walnut Creek), and a host of relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 5 at the home and at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church with Paul R. Miller and fellow ministers officiating. Interment in church cemetery.
Good - Elizabeth Schmitt was born in Waterloo Co., Ont., near St. Jacobs, Nov. 21, 1873; died at the Kitchener-Waterloo Hospital following a few months' sickness, on May 26, 1943; aged 69 y. 6 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Simeon Good on March 25, 1894. Bro. Good preceded her in death, March 14, 1912. This union was blest with 6 sons and one daughter; one son, Myron, preceded her in infancy. Surviving are George, Leander, and Almeda, St. Jacobs; Melvin, New Dundee; Arnan and Stanley, Kitchener; one sister (Mrs. Samuel Good), one brother (J.B. Smith, Elida, O.), and 10 grandchildren She will be missed by the family, by friends and neighbors, by the Church and Sunday school, and in many other relations. Her home was in the vicinity of St. Jacobs all her lifetime. She will be remembered by many as a helper and friend. She joined the Mennonite Church in her youth and was a regular attendant at church services whenever possible. Her passing was quiet, peaceful and beautiful, without a struggle. Funeral services were held on May 30 at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church with Bro. Roy S. Koch in charge. She was buried in Martin's Cemetery.
Housour - Alvin L., son of Christian M. and Lydia
(Culp) Housour, was born near Nappanee, Ind., Nov. 2, 1873; died
suddenly, May 29, 1943; aged 69 y. 6 m. 27 d. He was in good health
and followed his occupation of working in the railroad yards in
the city of Elkhart. This being his day off from work, he and
his son went to the mill at Wakarusa. He complained the last few
days of a peculiar feeling in his chest and suddenly collapsed
while seated in his car, dying from a heart attack. This sudden
and unexpected departure was a great shock to the family and his
many friends. He was a kind and loving father, always interested
in the welfare of his family. Nothing was too much to sacrifice
for their comfort. On Mar. 17, 1895, he was united in marriage
to Anna Wisler. Surviving are the widow, 3 sons (Anson, Wakarusa;
Alvin Jr., Bristol; and Alvah at home); 4 daughters (Mrs. Ernest
[Agnes] Shaum, Elkhart; Addie, Alice and Alta, at home); 13 grandchildren,
one great-grandchild; one sister (Mrs. Levi Shrock, Nappanee),
and many other relatives and friends. A daughter Alma preceded
him in death Aug. 2, 1914, at the age of 14. Funeral was held
on June 2 at the Olive Mennonite Church, with a large congregation
present. Services were in charge of Quinten Everest of Goshen,
and D.A. Yoder, and C.A. Shank of the Olive Church. Text, Isa.
38:1. Burial in the adjoining cemetery.
The call was sudden, the shock severe,
We little thought the end so near;
And only those who have lost can tell,
The loss of loved ones without farewell.
Hufford - Fannie M. (Buchen) Hufford was the
daughter of the late Jacob and Magdalena Martin Buchen. She was
born Oct. 6, 1869, in Franklin Co., Pa.; died April 13, 1943,
at her home in Lancaster, Pa., after an illness of 6 months; aged
73 y. 6 m. 7 d. She was a member of the East Chestnut Street Mennonite
Church. On Oct. 4, 1891, she was united in marriage to Milton
Hufford. To this union 6 children were born; one died in infancy.
Surviving are her husband, the following children: Alpheus; Jacob
B., Akron; Elva M., wife of Elvin G. Denliinger, Lancaster, R.4;
Harlan B., Lancaster; and Miles B., of the United State Army;
20 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers
and sisters: Martin Buchen, Akron; Aaron Buchen, Farmville; Annie,
wife of Samuel Radcliffe, Lancaster; Lizzie and Amelia, of near
Ephrata. Funeral services were conducted by Daniel Mosemann at
the home and at East Chestnut Mennonite Church by Jacob Brubaker
and Stoner Krady. Text, Ps. 90:12. Interment at Groffdale Mennonite
"The lights are gone out in her mansion of clay;
The curtain is drawn; the dweller away;
The rocker is empty; the glasses laid by;
She has gone to meet the summons on high."
Lantz - Andrew, more commonly remembered as Andy,
was the oldest son of Joseph and Mary Lantz. He was born in Howard
Co., Ind., Aug. 4, 1867. In the spring of 1896 he married Nannie
King. To this union were born 2 sons and 3 daughters. In his youth
he united with the Mennonite Church. For the last 24 years he
lived in a state institution near New Castle, Ind. His last illness
was of only about a day's duration. Surviving are his widow, Nannie,
2 sons (Elmer, Indianapolis, and Henry, Vandalia, O.), 1 daughter
(Pearl Sills, Marion, Ind.), 4 grandchildren, 7 brothers, 2 sisters,
and many other relatives. Two daughters (Mary and Dora) and 2
sisters (Barbara and Lydia Ellen) preceded him in death. Funeral
services were held in the afternoon of June 2 at the Howard Miami
Church in charge of A.G. Horner. Text, Phil. 1:21. Interment in
the Mast Cemetery.
Father's gone but not forgotten, to that bright and happy shore,
Where the loved ones meet together with their Saviour evermore.
Lehman - Leah I. Begly, daughter of Joshua and
Anne (Imhoff) Begly, was born in Paint Twp., Wayne Co., O., Jan.
11, 1860, and departed this life at the home of her daughter,
Mrs. Andrew Koppes, near Wadsworth, O., on May 7, 1943; aged 83
y. 3 m. 26 d. In 1893 she was united in marriage to Joel B. Lehman
of Mahoning Co., O., who preceded her in death in 1909. To this
union were born one son, John Lehman, and 2 daughters, Sarah Martin,
Orrville, and Elizabeth Koppes, Wadsworth, all of whom survive.
She is also survived by 2 step-daughters (Annie, wife of William
Martin, and Carrie, wife of Amos Martin of New Pittsburgh), 14
grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 sisters and
a number of nephews and nieces. She was received into the Mennonite
Church by baptism in the early years of life and remained a faithful
member of the same to the time of her death. Funeral services
were held May 10, at Eight Square Church, by M.G. Horst and A.B.
Good. Text, Rev. 20:12.
"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."
Metzler - Mary K. Metzler, Leola, Pa., was born
Oct. 18, 1855; died May 8, 1943. She was the daughter of the late
Benjamin and Anna Kreider Denlinger. She was married to
Henry E. Metzler, who preceded her in death 52 years ago. She
is survived by 2 children (Lizzie D. and Abram D. Metzler, Mechanics
Grove), 13 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, and a sister
(Hettie K. Musser, Witmer, Pa.). In her youth she found Christ
as her personal Saviour and united with Mellinger's congregation.
Funeral services were held May 11, conducted at the home of David
Landis and at the Mellinger's Church by David Landis. Text, Luke
10:42. Interment in adjoining cemetery.
Mother, how we miss you; we miss you everywhere;
Your struggles and labors are o'er, God called you home to suffer no more.
- The Family
Meyers - Mary Ann (nee High) Meyers, widow of the late Abram L. Meyers, was born June 18, 1856; died March 27, 1943; aged 86 y. 9 m. 9 d. She was a member of the Deep Run, Pa., Church, and lived in this community until a few years ago. She moved to the Eastern Mennonite Home, where she was till the Lord called her home. Surviving are nephews and nieces. Service was held at Deep Run Mennonite Church, April 1, 1943, in charge of Wilson Overhold and Abram Yothers. Text, Matt. 25:21.
Miller - Delilah Miller was born near Saltillo, Holmes Co. O., April 14, 1873; died near Berlin, O., April 14, 1873; died near Berlin, O., April 24, 1943; aged 70 y. 10 d. In 1891 she was baptized on the confessions of her faith and received as a member of the Martin's Creek Mennonite Church where she was a faithful member to the end of her life. On Dec. 10,1899, she was united in marriage to Albert D. Miller. To this union were born 2 children: Ralph, of Berlin, and Beulah, wife of Daniel Kaufman. She leaves her sorrowing husband, the 2 children mentioned above, 6 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John Miller, Millersburg, O., and James Miller, Crystal Springs, Kans.), 3 sisters (Mrs. S.D. Miller and Mrs. Lydia Miller, Holmes Co., O., and Mrs. S.P Hershberger, Shipshewana, Ind.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Four brothers and 2 sisters preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted by D.D. Miller, E.J. Varnes, and S.W. Sommer.
Reinford - Leon, son of William F., and Edna
Reinford, was born near Telford, Pa., April 22, 1926; died near
his home at Rahns, Pa., May 19, 1943; aged 17 y. 27 d. He leaves
his father, mother, one brother and 2 sisters (Harold, Shirley
Mae, and Arlene), and a maternal grandmother (Mrs. Amanda Detweiler).
The cause of his death was drowning. Leon and David Detweiler
were both at the mill at Rahns; after leaving their work in the
evening, the 2 young men went swimming in the dam near the mill.
Since there were no eyewitnesses to the tragedy, it can only be
assumed that probably one of them got into difficulty in deep
water and the other tried to give assistance, with both drowning.
They were both found at about 9:30. All was done that human hands
could do to revive them but failed. Three and one-half years ago
Leon accepted Christ as his Saviour and remained faithful until
death. Funeral services were held at the home by J.T. Landes and
Jacob Leatherman, and at the Rock Hill Mennonite Church by Clinton
Landis and Edwin Souder, Text, Ps. 90:5, 6.
"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."
- By the Family.
Schmell - Edward C. Schmell, born Oct. 5, 1858; died Jan. 12, 1943; aged 84 y. 3 m. 7 d. Bro. Schmell was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church and also took great interest in the Church. He was married 3 times. His 3 wives, 2 daughters, and 1 son preceded him in death. Those surviving are 2 daughters, 3 sons, 16 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a devoted father, and member of Deep Run, Pa., Mennonite Church. Services were held at the home of his son-in-law, Ezra Meyers, by A.O. Histand, and at the church by Wilson Overholt, Enos Wismer, Abram Yothers, and Erwin Nace. Text was selected by the family. John 16:33.
Schrock - Alberta June Schrock, oldest child
of Lawrence and Carrie (Zook) Schrock, was born Jan 23, 1932,
near Garden City, Mo. She departed this life on May 25, 1943,
at the tender age of 11 y. 4 m. 2 d. She is survived by her parents,
1 brothers (Jimmy and Richard), her paternal grandfather (D.M.
Schrock), her maternal grandmother (Nettie Zook), and a host of
relatives and friends. Death came from an incurable disease called
sarcoma. All that medical science and loving hands could do did
not avail, but God thought it best that she leave this world and
join that joyous host of the redeemed ones; so we submit to His
will, knowing that He doeth all things well. She was confined
to her bed since March 8. She took her illness patiently and was
never heard to complain. She said she was glad it was she who
had to be sick instead of some other little girl. June was a regular
attendant at Sunday school and during her illness expressed a
desire to be baptized. This service was performed on the evening
of May 5. Though life's journey for June was short, she scattered
much joy and sunshine along the way. She was always appreciative
of favors done for her and held in high respect those who labored
for her - her parents, ministers, teachers, and friends. Funeral
services were held on May 24, 1943, at the Sycamore Grove Mennonite
Church in charge of home ministers. Texts: March 10:14; Isa. 46:10;
Hab, 2:20. The body was laid to rest in the Clearfork Cemetery.
One by one the Father gathers, choicest flowers rich and rare,
And transplants them into His garden; they will bloom forever there.
Showalter - Pearl Showalter, daughter of the
late Sophia and Aldine J. Heatwole, was born Dec. 14, 1888,
near Dale Enterprise, Va., where she spent her entire life. Death
came suddenly at Rockingham Memorial Hospital March 28, 1943,
following a stroke of paralysis the day before, never regaining
consciousness; aged 54 y. 3 m. 14 d. On Sept. 26, 1911, she married
Arb C. Showalter, who survives her with four children: Mrs. Jacob
Brubaker, Richard, Harry, and Frank, all of near Harrisonburg,
Va. Also surviving are 8 grandchildren, a brother, Harry Heatwole,
and a sister, Mrs. John H. Ralston. She united with the Mennonite
Church and was a woman of friendly Christian character and will
be greatly missed by her family and many friends. Funeral services
were held from Weaver's Church with S.H. Rhodes and H.B. Keener
conducting the services. Interment in near-by cemetery.
The call was sudden, the shock severe, we little thought her death so near.
Only those who have lost can tell, what a parting is without farewell.
Sundheimer - Ralph Franklin Sundheimer, son of
Otis and Mary Hershberger Sundheimer, was born near Walnut Creek,
O., on Oct. 6, 1911, and departed his earthly life peacefully
in Canton, O., on June 4, 1943, having lived 31 y. 7 m. 28 d.
At the early age of 13 he confessed his Lord and united with the
Walnut Creek Mennonite Church of which he remained a faithful
member until his Master called him to his eternal hope. On April
24, 1937, he was united in marriage to Thelma Richards, living
in the state of matrimony for over 6 years. To this union were
born 2 children: Gary Wade and Sandra Lee. Gary Wade preceded
him in death, having been accidentally killed on April 29, 1943.
In addition to his daughter, he leaves a faithful, sorrowing,
but resigned wife, a father and mother (Mrs. and Mrs. Otis Sundheimer),
2 sisters (Mrs. Joy Mast, of near Berlin, and Barbara, at home),
2 brothers (Wyman, working at the State Mental Hospital at Howard,
R.I., and Clyde, at home), his grandfather (Daniel W. Hershberger),
and a large host of relatives and friends to mourn his departure.
He lived his entire life in the vicinity of Walnut Creek and took
a very active part in the various activities of the community.
He gave a large part of his life in the instruction of youth,
teaching in the public schools of Walnut Creek Township for 12
years. During the latter part of the school year 1941-42, he was
informed by the medical authorities that the dreaded disease of
tuberculosis had made its inroads into his body and from that
time on until his death, he, his wife, and friends did all that
was possible to regain his health, first being located at the
Molly Stark Sanitarium, but for the last 8 months being at home.
At the time of his death, he was taking treatments in Canton when
he was suddenly and unexpectedly called home by his Maker, to
whose will he and his wife were resigned. They were temporarily
staying at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Christian King, who kindly
allowed them the use of several rooms in their home, and did everything
possible to speed his recovery. Within the last year he did extensive
Bible reading, repeatedly stating that through his sickness, he
became familiar with many previous truths and promises of the
Bible and claiming them for himself. He started selling Bibles,
religious literature, mottoes, etc., during the last months of
his life, being deeply interested in it, and many people have
treasured memories of Ralph in this way. Funeral services were
conducted at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, June 6. Paul R.
Miller, Alvin Miller, and Venus Hershberger were in charge.
All that we loved in him - all this shall last,
Though from our dull earthly sense he has passed;
He has put off the armor of strife,
Faithful to death, God has crowned him with life;
Purified, glorified, fit for the sky,
All that we loved in him, never can die.
Trissel - John H., son of the late Jacob and
Anna Showalter Trissel, was born near Broadway, Va., on June 26,
1864; fell asleep April 30, 1943; aged 78 y. 10 m. 4 d. At the
age of 20 he traveled west and homesteaded in Nebraska. After
a few years there he went from Nebraska to Colorado in a covered
wagon where he homesteaded near Steamboat Springs, Colo. He lived
in the western states 26 years, most of which time was spent in
Colorado. On April 24, 1910, he was united in marriage to his
brother's widow, Mrs. Lillie Hess Trissel. After marriage he made
his home near Harrisonburg, Va. To this union were born 2 sons
and 4 daughters who with his widow survive: J. Ward, D. Lloyd,
Gail, Iva, Fern, and Rose Trissel, all at home. Also surviving
are Ressie Mathias, who made her home with the family since childhood
and a sister, Mrs. Hettie Wenger, the only living member of the
family of 10 children. His death was caused by a heart condition.
He had been in failing health since the first of the year, but
was able to be up and around until March 16, when weakness forced
him to take his bed. After being bedfast for nearly 7 weeks, he
fell asleep in Jesus to awake in a land where there is no sickness
or death. The family circle is broken here; may it be complete
over there. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1921 and remained
a faithful member till death. Funeral services were conducted
at the home on May 2 by Bro. L.H. Jones and at Weaver's Church
by Bro. S.H. Rhodes, assisted by Bro. Aldine Brenneman. Text,
I Pet. 1:2. Burial in Weaver's Cemetery.
"Into Heaven's mansions he's entered, never to sigh nor to weep;
After long years with life's struggles, Father has fallen asleep."
- The Family.
Trissel - Lillie Hess, daughter of the late Noah
and Nancy Minnick Hess, was born near Mt. Clinton, Va., Jan. 14,
1879; passed away at the Rockingham Memorial Hospital, May 17,
1943; aged 64 y. 4 m. 3 d. On Jan. 10, 1902, she was united in
marriage to David Trissel who died in September of the same year.
On April 14, 1910, she was united in marriage to her brother-in-law,
John H. Trissel. he preceded her in death just 17 days. To this
union were born 2 sons and 4 daughters who survive: J. Ward, D.
Lloyd, Gail, Iva, Fern, and Rose Trissel, all at home. Also surviving
are Ressie Mathias, who made her home with the family since childhood;
two brothers (S.L. Hess, Mt. Clinton, and C.M. Hess, Sterling,
Ill.), a sister (Mrs. Ida Ritchie, Linville), one half-brother
(N.C. Hess, Maryland), 2 half-sisters (Mrs. Minnie Mitchell, Harrisonburg,
and Mrs. Bettie Holsinger, Broadway). She had been bedfast for
four weeks with rheumatic arthritis. Her condition became serious
on Thursday when complications developed and on Friday night she
was removed to the hospital where she passed away the following
Monday. All was done that loving hands could do, but an all-wise
God thought best to take her home. For 4 weeks she suffered much,
but now her earthly cares are over. She united with the Mennonite
Church in girlhood and passed away in that faith. Funeral services
were conducted in the home on May 20, by Bros. S.H. Rhodes, assisted
by Bro. Aldine Brenneman. Text, Job 14:14. Interment in Weaver's
"Somewhere beyond the sunset where loveliness never dies,
She dwells in a land of glory 'mid the blue and the gold of the skies;
And we who have known and loved her and whose leaving has brought us tears,
Will cherish her memory always, to brighten the drifting years.
Yothers - Frances (nee Hershberger) Yothers, wife of Samuel S. Yothers, was born Nov. 14, 1921; died Jan. 6, 1943; aged 21 y. 1 m. 23 d. Frances was a member of the Evangelical Church, Quakertown, Pa. She was buried at the Mennonite Church, Deep Run, Pa., Jan. 10, 1943. Services were in charge of Wilson Overhold and Abram Landis. Text, II Cor. 17:18.
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia
Baer - Edith was born near Breslau, Ont., April 2, 1912, and went home to be with her Lord from her father's residence, Kitchener, Ont., on June 7, 1943; aged 31 y. 2 m. 5 d. She leaves to mourn her departure her father and mother (Mr. and Mrs. Simon Baer), 3 brothers (Arthur, Ipperwash; Menasseh, Orillia; and Raymond, Kitchener), 4 sisters (Mrs. Omar Rudy, West Montrose; Mrs. Vernice Schmitt, London; Mrs. Ronald Snider, Waterloo; and Mrs. Mervin Weber, Kitchener), and a large number of relatives and friends. On July 12, 1925 she was baptized and received into the Mennonite church at Breslau. She was a faithful Christian, loyal to her Lord and her church. Among her greatest earthly pleasures was attendance at the regular services in the house of the Lord. She was afflicted with an incurable malady for 21 years, but accepted her lot in a true Christian way. She frequently expressed her desire that her departure might come quickly, and this wish the Lord graciously granted. Physician despaired of her life a number of times, but a kind heavenly Father allowed her the extra years to witness for Him. She will be greatly missed because of her cheerful disposition, her patient acceptance of painful disappointments, and her fine spirit of Christian courage which grew as her life on earth was prolonged. We may all see more clearly for having seen such a shining spiritual light. Funeral services were conducted on June 9 at the home of her sister, Mrs. Mervin Weber and at the First Mennonite Church. Interment in adjoining cemetery. The ministers were S.F. Coffman, Merle Shantz, and Oscar Burkholder. Text, I Peter 5:10.
Hunsberger - Lovina, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hunsberger, was born in Wilmot Twp., Ont., April 20, 1874; died May 17, 1943; aged 69 y. 27 d. She is survived by 2 sisters, Leah and Hannah, Baden, Ont., and one niece and one nephew. Funeral services were conducted by Orphan Wismer, at the house, and by Leslie Witmer and Moses Roth at the Shantz Mennonite church, Baden. Interment in Shantz Cemetery.
Lehman - John J., husband of Bertha Elmira Lehman, was born July 17, 1875; departed this life June 4, 1943; aged 67 y. 10 m. 17 d. He was united in marriage April 26, 1906. To this union were born the following children: an infant daughter who preceded him in death, Kenneth, John, Beula (wife of Robert Shaffer), James (C.P.S. Camp, Luray, Va.). He is also survived by 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers, 4 sisters and a stepmother. He was a member of the Thomas Mennonite church, Hollsopple, Pa., for about 48 years. He was an active churchworker and Sunday-school teacher at the time of his death. Services were held at the home of James Saylor and at the Thomas Mennonite Church by Sanford Shetler and Aldus Wingard. Text, Deut. 33:27. Burial in adjoining cemetery.
Neuhauser - Jonas U., son of the late John and
Anna Umble Neuhauser, was born in Salisbury Twp., Lancaster Co.,
Pa., Nov. 27, 1862; died May 7, 1943, following several years'
illness; aged 80 y. 5 m. 10 d. He was engaged in business at Bird-in-Hand,
Pa., for 56 years. In his early life he became a member of the
Millwood Mennonite Church. He was an active member and attended
services regularly until ill health prevented it. His going was
the first break in the family. He is survived by his wife who
was Malinda Mast and the following 8 children: Anna E. (wife of
Ross B. Witmer), Lampeter, Pa.; Sarah V. (wife of Roy H. Burkey),
Marshalton, Del.; Mary I. (wife of George R. Eberly), Soudersburg,
Pa.; B. Frank and Homer G., both of Lancaster, Pa.; Eunice L.
(wife of Henry Erisman), Lampeter, Pa.; Ruth E. (wife of Willia
Rogers), Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Mariam E. (wife of Clifford White),
at home. He is also survived by a sister, Susan Stoltzfus, Leola,
Pa., and a brother, Isaac U. Neuhauser, Bird-in-Hand, Pa. Funeral
services were held May 9, 1943, at the home, conducted by Bro.
Aaron Mast and at the Atglen Mennonite church conducted by Bro.
John S. Mast, I.W.. Royer and I.S. Mast. Interment in the Millwood
- The Family.
Plank - Jacob H., was born near Allensville,
Mifflin Co., Pa., July 19, 1864. When he was 21 years of age,
he came to Logan Co., where he lived until the time of his death.
He was united in marriage to Lydia Hartzler, Feb. 26, 1889. They
established their home on the old Hartzler homestead, where they
lived until 26 years ago, when they moved to West Liberty. To
this union were born 2 sons and 2 daughters, Joe L., Samuel C.,
Mrs. Floyd Yoder, all of West Liberty; and Bertha, who passed
away at the age of 16 years. When he was a young man he united
with the Mennonite Church and was always a regular and faithful
attendant whenever it was possible for them to be there. Father
enjoyed living, and he experienced greatest enjoyment when he
was doing something for others, especially for his children and
grandchildren whom he loved dearly. His health had been failing
for several years, but he was able to help in the care of his
companion and doing little chores about the house. He suffered
a severe heart attack and suffered intensely until he quietly
and peacefully slipped away. Besides his companion and three children
he leaves 14 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren, one sister,
Mrs. Kate Kauffman, Allensville, Pa., nieces, nephews, and many
friends. Funeral services were held at South Union Church, May
31, 1943. Services were in charge of S.E. Allgyer and assisted
by Marion King. Burial in cemetery near church.
"Calm is thy slumber as an infant's sleep
But thou shalt wake no more to toil and weep.
Thine is a perfect rest, secure and deep,
Rosenberg - Fred, born April 1, 1868, in Buffalo, N.Y., was left as an orphan as a small child. He died May 10, 1943; aged 75 y. 1 m. 10 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, his wife; 4 daughters (Martha Alexander, Leola M. Cooper, Lulu Bell Wicks, Lockport, N.Y., and Hattie, New York), and 3 sons (Martin, Vernon, and Howard, Akron, N.Y.). One son and 2 daughters preceded him in death. We are glad our brother could go to rest, for he suffered much. He and his wife were taken into church fellowship a year ago. This brother's life was a real testimony in his short Christian life. Funeral services were conducted by Jacob Berkey and Burton Weber, May 13, 1943. Burial in Bloomingdale Cemetery.
Yoder - Menno S., one of Logan County's oldest residents, died at the age of 91 y. 6 m. 11 d. His parents, Jonas Sharpe Yoder with their family, came to Ohio in wagons from Mifflin Co., Pa., in the year 1849. Two years later, Nov. 25, 1851, Menno was born in Monroe Twp. On Feb. 26, 1876, he was united in marriage to Salome Anne Kauffman, who preceded in death on July 7, 1938. To this union were born 7 children, 5 of whom remain. They are: Alpha J. and Marion, Bellefontaine; John Sherman and Mrs. Bertha Yoder, West Liberty; and Mrs. Nellie Warey, Urbana. A daughter, Anna Maude, a son, Benjamin H., and 4 brothers ad 2 sisters preceded him in death. Besides the family he leaves 17 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the South Union Mennonite Church for many years. Father had been blessed with unusual health these many years, but during the last several months we could detect that his usual vitality was failing. He suffered much in this final illness, and he was often wishing that he could soon go to be with the Lord. Funeral services were held at the South Union Mennonite Church in charge of Bro. S.E. Allgyer, assisted by Bro. Marion King. Burial in the Yoder Cemetery on the Ludlow Road.
Zehr - Lydia Rediger, youngest child of Christian
and Elizabeth Rediger, was born Feb. 8, 1895, at Thurman, Colo.,
and suddenly departed this life at Shickley, Nebr., May 28, 1943;
aged 48 y. 3 m. 20 d. At the age of 9 months she with her parents
and family moved to Hartford, Kans., when a few days later her
mother passed away. They lived in Hartford about 3 years before
moving to Milford, Nebr. In her youth she accepted Christ and
united with the Mennonite Church of which she was a faithful member
until death. In January 1922 she was united in marriage to Christian
L. Zehr and had been living ever since on a farm near Shickley.
To this union were born 3 children. She leaves to mourn her departure
her husband, 2 daughters (Bernetta and Eunice, at home), 4 sisters
(Emma and Phoebe, Milford, Nebr.; Susie, Wellman, Ia.; Lena, Akron,
O.); 5 brothers (Benjamin and Joseph, Milford; Christian, Miller,
S.D.; William, St. Lawrence, S.D.; Edward, Elgin, Ill.), and also
many relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son,
Dellas; her parents; 2 brothers, Samuel and Jacob; and a sister
Elizabeth. Her death was caused by a blood clot in a vein. Funeral
services were conducted at the Salem Mennonite Church by Bro.
Peter Kennel and Fred Reeb. Burial in church cemetery.
The call was sudden, the shock severe;
We little thought the end was near,
And only those who have lost can tell
The loss of a loved one without farewell.
Transcribed by Cindy Wheeler, British Columbia