Adams. --- Margaret C. Adams was born Jan. 26, 1866, near Winchester, Va.; passed away, after an illness of two days, Dec. 7, 1944; aged 78 y. 10 m. 11 d. On Feb. 26, 1899, she was united in marriage to William J. Adams, and they located in the vicinity of Massillion, Ohio. The same year she and her husband united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church near North Lawrence, Ohio, where they retained their membership until death. Her husband preceded her in death by approximately thirty years. She is survived by 6 sons (Ira, Alvin, Clem, and Ernest, of Massillon; Oliver, Canton, Ohio; and Ralph, Stanwood, Ohio), 3 daughters (Mrs. Ira Berg, Dalton, Ohio; Mrs. A. L. Lynds, Akron, Ohio; and Mrs. Earl Walters, of Massillon), one sister (Mrs. Susan Clark, Western Port, Md.), 3 brothers (Oliver, Luther, and John Lewis, Winchester, Va.), 25 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. She was a kind and loving mother, and was faithful in the service of her Master. Funeral services were held in the Arnold-Lynch Funeral Home, Massillon, Dec. 10, in charge of I. J. Buchwalter. Interment was made in the Pleasant View Cemetery.
Earhart. --- Maria B., widow of the late Daniel B. Earhart, passed away suddenly at home near Manheim, Pa., Oct. 14, 1944; aged 84 y. 4 m. 17 d. She is survived by one daughter (Lillie), 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Oct. 17, at the home by Martin Metzler, and at Hernley's Church by Homer Bomberger, Abram Risser, and Clyde Metzler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Blough. --- Anna Leota (Walton) Blough was born Oct. 6, 1876; died at her home in Bowne Twp., Kent Co., Mich., Dec. 6, 1944; aged 68 y. 2 m. On April 9, 1893, she was united in marriage to Jerry Blough. To this union were born two children, Roy and Jesse, both of Freeport, Mich. Soon after their marriage they united with the Untied Brethren Church. On Dec. 8, 1940, she united with the Mennonite Church. She experienced much sickness in her lifetime, and while she could not attend church services regularly, she retained a keen interest in the brotherhood, and in the work of the Lord in general. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 2 sons, 15 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Harvey Blough, Hastings, Mich.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Bowne Mennonite Church Dec. 10 by ________ McRoberts and T. E. Schrock. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Buehler. --- Eunice, infant daughter of Edwin and Sarah Buehler, was born near Floradale, Ont., Nov. 26, 1944; died Dec. 2, 1944; aged 6 d. Besides her parents she is survived by 3 sisters and one brother. One brother and one sister predeceased her, also in infancy. A. short private funeral service was held Dec. 3 at the Floradale Mennonite Church, in charge of Reuben Dettwiler. Texts, Isa. 40:11; II Sam. 12:23. Burial was made in North Woolwich Cemetery.
Fisher. --- John L. Fisher, son of the late Benjamin L. and Elizabeth Lapp Fisher, aged 75 years, died in St. Joseph's Hospital from injuries sustained in a fall down a flight of stairs at his home in Bird-in-Hand, Pa. He was a minister in the Amish Mennonite Church for thirty years. Besides his wife, Mrs. Susannah King Fisher, he is survived by 8 children (Benjamin L., Honey Brook, Pa.; John K., Kinzers, Pa.; Susie, wife of Daniel Esh, Gordonville, Pa.; Levi J., Lavina K., Amos L., and Emanuel R., at home), 28 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one brother (Amos L., Ronks, Pa.), and one sister (Sara, wife of Levi Stolzfus, of Ronks). Funeral service were held from his late home, and interment was made in Beiler's Cemetery.
Hershberger. --- Rosa Hershberger, daughter of John and Catherine Yoder Johns, was born in Somerset, Co., Pa., Nov. 4, 1848; died at the home of A. E. Hostetler, Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 21, 1944; aged 96 y. 1 m. 17 d. At the age of seventeen she united with the Forks Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. On April 27, 1871, she united in marriage to John C. Hershberger, who preceded her in death in 1924. No children were born to this union. They, however, raised a foster daughter, Ella Yoder Miller, who resides at Midland, Mich. Six grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren, and a large number of nieces and nephews also survive. In 1882 she and her husband moved to Kansas, where they resided until 1910, when they moved to Colorado. In 1916 they moved back to Middlebury. "Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints." Funeral services were held at the home of L. J. Pletcher and at the Middlebury Mennonite Church, in charge of D. D. Troyer and Clarence Yoder.
Kennel. --- Barbara Schrag Kennel was born in East Zorra, Ont., Aug. 28, 1865; died Nov. 9, 1944; aged 79 y. 2 m. 11 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and remained faithful to the end. On Sept. 14, 1887, she was united in marriage to Christian Kennel, who preceded her in death seven years ago. This union was blessed with eight children. She leaves one son (Daniel, Baden, Ont.), 6 daughters (Mattie and Mrs. Samuel Lehman, Castorland, N. Y.; Mrs. John J. Jutzi, Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. Emanuel Steinman, New Hamburg, Ont.; Mrs. Ervin Ropp, Detroit, Mich.). 23 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at her late home by Gordon Schrag, and at the Maple Grove meetinghouse by Daniel Jutzi and Samuel Schultz.
Krause. --- August, son of John and Bertha Krause, was born near Rosenberg, in East Prussia, Germany, Aug. 10, 1882; departed this life at his home near Auburn Corners, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1944; aged 62 y. 4 m. 6 d. When five years old he came with his parents to America. They lived for a short time in Clairton, Pa., then moved to Cleveland, Ohio, where he grew to manhood. When about thirty years of age he united with the Plain View Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio, and remained a faithful member to the end. On Dec. 16, 1920, he was united in marriage to Edith Yoder. He is survived by 3 children (Arthur Glenn, Kenneth Richard, and Nancy Ann), 2 brothers (Fred and William, of Aurora), and 4 sisters (Mrs. Anna Johnson, Aurora; Mrs. Charlotte Knapp, Elyria, Ohio; Mrs. Elizabeth Kline, Pittsburgh, Pa.; and Mrs. Ida Wem, Aurora). Two children (Betty Jane and Junior) preceded their father in death. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Church, in charge of Elmer Stolzfus and Eugene Yoder, assisted by Lloy Kniss, Johnstown, Pa.
Miller. --- David, son of _______ and Edna Miller, was born March 11, 1935; passed away Nov. 24, 1944; aged 9 y. 8 m. 13 d. David took sick the beginning of November with a cold. He soon got worse and was taken to the Sellersville, Pa., Hospital. The doctor thought he had a ruptured appendix. When he was operated on, it was found that he had cancer. This was on Nov. 7. The doctor said he could live only a few days. When asked if he wanted to be baptized, he said he did; so he was received into the church by baptism. A few days before he passed away he told his mother that he was ready to go. He did not complain in all his suffering. Besides his mother, he is survived by one sister and one brother. His father, 2 brothers, and two sisters preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at the home by Abram Yothers, and at the Deep Run Church by Wilson Overholt, Ervin Nace, and Joseph Gross. Text, Psalm 39:5.
Myers. --- Charlotte (nee Buehrle), widow of the late A. O. Myers, was born Oct. 19, 1860; died Oct. 8, 1944; aged 83 y. 11 m. 18 d. She was of a family of nineteen children. Her last year was spent at the old people's home, Souderton, Pa. Surviving are 5 sons, 2 daughters, 20 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Mennonite Church Oct. 12, in charge of Wilson Overholt and Abram Yothers. Text, Heb. 4:9.
Schlabach. --- Melvin, son of Christ O. and Maryann (Miller) Schlabach was born near Sugarcreek, Ohio, Aug. 23, 1927; died Nov. 18, 1944; aged 17 y. 2 m. 25 d. While Melvin and his brother Albert were out hunting, Melvin accidently shot himself, dying about an hour later. He leaves his sorrowing parent, 4 sisters (Ella, Esther, Katie, and Fannie), 5 brothers (Albert, Roman, Aden, Norman, and Henry), and his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Albert D. Miller). Funeral services were held Nov. 21, at the home of his uncle (Andrew Schlabach) by Abe J. Yoder, Andrew N. Troyer, and Robert M. Troyer, and at the home of Joe Swartzentruber by Ammon B. Troyer and Levi R. Troyer. Burial was made in the Schlabach Cemetery.
Stover. --- Leah, daughter of the late Jacob L. and Elizabeth Martin Horst, of near Hagerstown Md., was born Oct. 4, 1891; departed this life Dec. 15, 1944, at the Wilmington, Del., Hospital form injuries received in an accident Dec. 6, while on her way to the funeral of her sister, Mrs. Mary Moyer, Denbigh, Va.; aged 53 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Nov. 27, 1913, she was married to Henry Stover. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 5 daughters (Lizzie, Mary - wife of Oscar L. Delp, Annie, Leah, and Esther), one son (John), 2 brothers (Martin and Abraham, of near Hagerstown, Md.), and 6 sisters (Amanda - wife of Amos Hege, and Fannie of near Hagerstown; Katie - wife of John Lehman, of near Harrisonburg, Va.; Elizabeth - wife of Elijah Mellinger, and Lydia - wife of Arthur Spangler, of New Holland, Pa; and Maria - wife of Jonas Martin of Terre Hill, Pa.). She united with the Reiff Mennonite Church, Washington Co., Md., in her youth and remained a faithful member to the end. She will be missed in the home and in the church. Funeral services were held at the Gingerich Mennonite Church. Annville, Pa., Dec. 19, in charge of Martin Weaver and Simon G. Bucher. Text: Num. 23:10b. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Tyson. --- Elizabeth (nee Wismer), widow of th late Joseph M. Tyson, was born Jan. 13, 1864; died Oct. 16, 1944; aged 80 y. 9 m. 3 d. She was twice married. Her first husband, William Detweiler, died when a young man, leaving her with two daughters and two sons. Later she was married to Joseph M. Tyson, who also preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Deep Run, Pa., Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 daughters, one son, 3 step-children, one brother, 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren. One son also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 21, at the home by Abram Yothers and Erwin Nace, and at the Deep Run Church by Wilson Overholt and Melvin Bishop. Texts, Ps. 90:10; II Tim. 4:6-8.
Thomas. --- Lydia Howard Thomas was born Dec. 15, 1862, near Johnstown, Pa.; died Dec. 22, 1944; aged 82 y. 7 d. She was married twice. Her first husband, Abraham Blough, died in 1897. She is survived by 2 sons to this union; Irvin Blough, Davidsville, Pa.; and Stephen Blough, Hollsopple, Pa. Five children to this union preceded her in death. On Dec. 21, 1899, she was married to Silas Thomas. He passed away Jan. 21, 1941. Three daughters to this union survive: Gladys - wife of Clarence Shaffer, and Annie - wife of George Sala, both of Hollsopple, Pa.; and Olive - wife of Curtis Gindlesperger, Boswell, Pa. A stepdaughter (Linnie - wife of Norman Hershberger) also survives. She also leaves 29 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for over sixty years. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Mennonite Church, Dec. 24, in charge of James Saylor, Harry Y. Shetler, and Aldus Wingard. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. --- Lydia Catherine, daughter of S. D. and Franey Blough, was born Dec. 18, 1863, near Middlebury, Ind.; passed away, after an illness of one week, Dec. 8, 1944; aged 80 y. 11 m. 20 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member all her life. On Dec. 18, 1888, she united in marriage to Ira T. Yoder. To them were born 5 sons and 2 daughters. Two sons preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Truman, Orrville, Ohio); Leland and Thomas, Streetsboro, Ohio), 2 daughters (Mrs. Edith Krause and Mrs. Nora Miller, of Geauga Co., Ohio), 12 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Menno and Simon, Goshen, Ind.; Frank, Grover Hill, Ohio; and Truman, of Middlebury), and one sister (Nora Blough, of Middlebury). Funeral services were held at the Plain View Mennonite Church, Aurora, Ohio, in charge of Elmer Stolzfus and Eugene Yoder, assisted by Charles Grove of Stuarts Draft, Va.
Yoder. --- Sovina Jane came to gladden the hearts of Henry V. and Martha (Coblentz) Yoder, Hartville, Ohio, Nov. 20, 1944. She became seriously ill early in the morning of Nov. 28 and was taken to the children's hospital in Canton, Ohio, where medical aid proved of no avail and she passed away during the night, being just eight days old. Although she was not with us long, she brought much joy into the home and will be sadly mourned by her parents, paternal grandparents (Valentine and Mary Yoder, Hadley, Pa.) maternal grandparents (Simon and Sovina Coblentz, Uniontown, Ohio), great-grandparents (Mrs. Elizabeth Yoder, Hadley, Pa.; Mrs. Nancy P. Miller, Middlefield, Ohio; Joe D. and Annie Coblentz, Uniontown, Ohio; and Dan and Mattie Miller, Hartville, Ohio), and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 1, in the home by Roman H. Miller, and at the Maple Grove Conservative A.M. Church by John Bender and Roman H. Miller. Interment was made in the Walnut Grove Cemetery.
Buschman. --- Peter Henry Buschman was born in southern Russia, Feb. 1, 1858; died at his home in Fairview, Mich., Dec. 23, 1944 ; aged 86 y. 10 m. 23 d. In 1875 he came to America with his parents. They settled in Kansas, where he was married to Emelia Gliedt on Oct. 20, 1884. To this union were born ten children: Peter, Johnson, Kans.; Henry, Owosso, Mich.; Ernest, deceased; Robert and Emelia, Fairview, Mich.; David and Herman, Corunna, Mich.; Anna, Davison, Mich.; Clara, deceased, and Caroline, Comins, Mich. Father and Mother Buschman were baptized into the Krimmer Mennonite Brethen Church, of which they always remained in good standing. He leaves to mourn his passing, his wife, 8 children, 31 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Mennonite Church, in charge of F. F. Bontrager and M. S. Steiner. Burial was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
Friesner. --- Daniel B., son of Harvey and Catherine (Beery) Friesner, was born near Bronson, Mich., Oct. 13, 1883; died at his late home near Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 20, 1944; aged 61 y. 2 m. 7 d. On Dec. 8 he suffered a severe heart attack but recovered to the extent that he was able to be about the home and do some light chores. Then on Dec. 19 he had another attack and passed away the following morning. On Feb. 7, 1905, he was married to Inah Kauffman, who died June 9, 1937. Two infant sons also preceded him in death. On Oct. 13, 1939, he was married to Elizabeth Yoder of Elkhart, Ind., who survives. In addition to his wife, he leaves one daughter (Mrs. Esther Mishler, Shipshewana, Ind.), one son (Ralph, Elkhart, Ind.), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Blosser, Burr Oak, Mich.; and Mrs. Susie Miller, Goshen, Ind.), 2 brothers (William W., White Pigeon, Mich.; and John F., Constantine, Mich.), and a large number of nieces, nephews, and friends. For a number of years he drove a school bus for the Middlebury Consolidated School and was loved by all the children. In his young manhood he gave his heart to the Lord and served Him all the rest of his life. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at the Eighth Street Mennonite Church in Goshen, of which he was a member, in charge of A. E. Kreider. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery, near Middlebury.
Gish. --- Mary, daughter of the late Jacob and Catherine Martin Lehman, was born near Hershey, Pa., June 30, 1859; died at the home of her son, Dec. 16, 1944; aged 85 y. 5 m. 16 d. On Jan. 15, 1891, she was married to Samuel R. Gish of Elizabethtown, Pa. To this union were born two children: Martin and Anna (married to Irvin Shearer). Her husband preceded her in death ten years ago and her daughter five years ago. After her daughter's death she lived with her son and was in good health until four weeks before her death. Surviving are one son, 9 grandchildren, and one nephew. Funeral services were held Dec. 19 at the Miller Funeral Home, Elizabethtown, conducted by Noah Risser and Simon Garber. Text, John 17:24; 20:17. Interment was made in Bossler's Cemetery, the service being in charge of Martin Kraybill.
Hostetler. --- Louisa Shetler Hostetler, daughter of the late Jacob and Amelia Shetler, was born Jan. 11, 1874, near Johnstown, Pa.; died at he Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, Dec. 22, 1944; aged 70 y. 11 m. 11 d. On April 26, 1896, she was married to Joseph Hostetler. To this union three children were born, two of whom survive her: Norman and Edna (married to Leroy Yoder), both of Hollsopple, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband in 1925, by a daughter (Effie) in 1915, and by one grandchild. She united with the Mennonite Church about forty-eight years ago and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held Dec. 26, at the home and at the Blough Mennonite Church, in charge of H. C. Blough and John A. Lehman.
Woodiwiss. --- Hugh Elihu Woodiwiss was born at Forest City, Iowa, May 15, 1878; died at his home in Surrey, N. Dak., Dec. 20, 1944; aged 66 y. 7 m. 5 d. In September he submitted to an operation which revealed a cancerous growth on the stomach, which caused his death. He came to North Dakota in 1901. In 1903 he settled on a farm near Sawyer and lived there until three years ago, when he retired and moved to Surrey. On April 3, 1916, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Yoder. He is survived by his wife, 6 children (Hugh, Elkhart, Ind.; Gloria - Mrs. Glenn Martin, Goshen, Ind.; Maxine, Bonnie, Betty, and Lawrence, at home), 2 brothers (Charles, Anoka, Minn.; and Fred, Norwich, N. Dak.), and one sister (Mrs. May Hawks, Forest City, Iowa). He was a member of the Fairview Mennonite Church. He gave as his testimony concerning his salvation that the Lord does as He says, and expressed a desire to depart. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church, conducted by Floyd Kauffman and L. A. Kauffman. Text, Isa. 55:6, 7. Interment was made in the cemetery by the church.
Buller. --- Merelyn Henry, infant son of Henry C. and Fern (Stoll) Buller, was born at Detroit Lakes, Minn., Dec. 17, 1944, and passed away on Dec. 20. He is survived by his parents, grandparents, 3 great-grandmothers, and a number of aunts and uncles. Funeral services were held Dec. 22 at the home of J. D. Stoll By Elmer D. Hershberger. Interment was made in the Lake Region Cemetery.
Campbell. --- Catharine, youngest daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Brick) Hoover (pioneers of the Mennonite settlement in Rainham Twp., Haldimand Co., Ont.), was born on the Hoover homestead, July 4, 1859; passed away Oct. 7, 1944, at the home of Bro. Eugene Yager, where she was cared for by her niece, Sister Yager, during the last few years of her life; aged 85 y. 3 m. 3 d. She was the last survivor of a family of eleven children, nearly all of whom exceeded the fourscore years. In her earlier life she spent several years in Buffalo, N. Y., where she was employed. She was united in marriage to James Campbell in September, 1905. He predeceased her in September, 1933. During the evangelistic services held in the Rainhan Church in 1892 by Bro. J. S. Coffman she consecrated her life to the Lord and united with the Mennonite Church. In subsequent years she was actively engaged in Christian service, enjoying worship in the communities where she was located. She renewed her fellowship with the Rainham congregation a number of years ago and was happy in her fellowship and active as her strength permitted. She realized the nearness of her departure from this life and gave an assurane that we need not sorrow as those who have no hope. Funeral services were conducted at the Rainham Church Oct. 10 by A. L. Fretz and S. F. Coffman. Text, I Thess. 4:17,18. Interment was made in the cemetery at Cayuga, Ont.
Gnagey. --- Catherine, daughter of Jonas and Barbara Maust, was born July 29, 1862; died at her home near Archbold, Ohio, Dec. 21, 1944, after a lingering illness; aged 82 y. 4 m. 23 d. On Oct. 29, 1882, she was united in marriage to Jacob E. Gnagey. She leaves to mourn her departure, 4 sons and 3 daughters (Irwin), Ridgefield Park, N.J.; Elmer, Archbold; Margaret Price, Archbold; Mrs. Arminta Ackerman, Mt. Pleasant, Mich.; Lloyd, Archbold; Homer, Norfolk, Va.; and Mrs. Velma Graber, Archbold), 13 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, many other relatives and friends. Her husband, 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 2 grandchildren preceded her in death. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her early teens and was faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church, conducted by Jesse J. Short and Henry Wyse.
Hartman. --- Mary M., daughter of David and Mary Beery Landes, was born Oct. 27, 1862, near Harrisonburg, Va., where she spent the greater part of her life; died Nov. 2, 1944; aged 82 y. 5 d. On Jan. 18, 1925, she was married to Peter S. Hartman, who preceded her in death ten years ago. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful until death. She suffered with a heart condition and was confined to her bed for over a year. She was patient, cheerful, and resigned to the will of the Lord, but desired to depart and be with Him. She manifested a kindly interest in all whom she met and was dear "Aunt Mary" to many. Those who knew her best loved her most. After the death of her husband, she lived with her sister, Mrs. Emma Burkholder, of Harrisonburg, who survives her. She is also survived by 2 stepchildren (Mrs. William Rhodes and J. D. Hartman, both of Harrisonburg), as well as a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Nov. 4, at the home by D. A. Good, and at the Pike Church by S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Aldine Brenneman. Text, Amos 4:12. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Horrisberger. --- Paul William, son of Albert and Lydia Kolb Horrisberger, was born near Wooster, Ohio, Nov. 14, 1928; died instantly as the result of a truck and streetcar collision in Norfolk, Va., Dec. 21, 1944; aged 16 y. 1 m. 7 d. He leaves to mourn his sudden departure, his parents, one brother and 5 sisters (Pauline - Mrs. John Stauffer, Weilersville, Ohio; Catherine - Mrs. Albert Jones, Marshallville, Ohio; Albert, Jr., Portsmouth, Va.; Eunice Mae, Marshallville; Marie - Mrs. W. P. Troyer, Fentress, Va.; and Lois Irene, Norfolk), one grandmother, 3 uncles, 4 aunts, one nephew, 2 nieces, and a number of other relatives and friends. In the summer of 1942 Paul accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was received by baptism into the Deep Run Mennonite Church near Portsmouth, Va., remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Deep Run Church on Dec. 23. The body was then taken to Orrville, Ohio, where funeral services were held in the Paradise Union Church on Christmas Day, in charge of R. L. Stauffer and P. R. Lantz. Text, "Be ye therefore ready also." Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Hossler. --- Mary, daughter of the late Jacob and Annie Kraybill Witmer, was born in Rapho Twp., Pa., Dec. 31, 1870; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at her home near Florin, Pa., Dec. 3, 1944, after a long illness; aged 73 y. 11 m. 3 d. She was a faithful member of Kraybill's Mennonite Church for about forty-seven years. In 1895 she was united in marriage to Harry B. Hossler, who preceded her in death June 3, 1940. To this union were born 3 daughters and 2 sons: Witmer W., Elizabethtown, Pa.; Anna Elizabeth and Sarah Amanda, who preceded her in death; Harry W., Holtwood, Pa.; and Daisy W., at home. She also leaves 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters, and one brother. She was a kind and devoted mother. We humbly submit to Him who doth all things well. Funeral services were held Dec. 6, at her home by Amos Hess (text, Ps. 23), and at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church by Henry Lutz and Henry Garber. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial was made in the Kraybill Cemetery.
Kauffman. --- Helen Lorene, daughter of Harry and Sarah Wyse, was born near Stryker, Ohio, Dec. 16, 1922; died suddenly at her home in Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 19, 1944; aged 21 y. 10 m. 3 d. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Lockport Mennonite Church, remaining a member to the end. On Nov. 21, 1940, she was married to Clair S. Kauffman. This union was blessed with one daughter, Nedra Fay. Her early and sudden departure is a severe shock to the family and entire community. She leaves her beloved husband, one daughter, parents, 2 grandfathers (C. F. Wyse and A. J. Wyse), one brother (Ronald), 2 sisters (Mrs. Dale Nofziger and Mrs. Paul Short), and a host of other relatives and friends who mourn her early departure.
Loucks. --- Susannah, youngest daughter of Joseph and Susan Smith, was born Oct. 5, 1856, near Goshen, Ind.; passed away Dec. 30, 1944, at the home of her youngest daughter, Mrs. Fred Bitikofer, near Canton, Kans.; aged 88 y. 2 m. 25 d. Mother was in failing health for a number of years but was bedfast only ten days at the last, death being caused by infirmities of age and heart complications. She was married to John H. Loucks, Jan. 23, 1879. Seven children blessed their home: Joseph and Martha (Mrs. Fred Bitikofer), of near Canton, Kans.; Nora (Mrs. Alvin Selzer), Protection, Kans.; Anna (Mrs. Jonas Wenger), who passed away Aug. 25, 1936; Charles, Minnie, and Mary (deceased). Her husband passed away over eight years ago. She also leaves 35 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the church of her choice, often admonishing and praying for her family group and others. Her prayers will be missed, but her example will live in our memories. She loved singing, always attended church if at all possible, and loved to study her Bible. Funeral services were conducted Jan. 3 at her home and at the Spring Valley Church, in charge of Charles Diener, J. G. Hartzler, and Edward Selzer. Text, Ps. 90:12. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Musser. --- Hettie Denlinger Musser, widow of John E. Musser, was born near Lancaster, Pa., March 12, 1853; died at her home near Witmer, Pa., Nov. 19, 1944; aged 91 y. 8 m. 7 d. She was the last of a family of thirteen children. She was afflicted for a number of years but was blessed with a good memory and was always glad to be visited by relatives and friends. She was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years. She is survived by 3 children (Annie D., at home; Martin D., Lancaster, Pa.; and Lizzie D. Redcay, Paradise, Pa.), 14 grandchildren, and 14 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Nov. 23, at the home by Harry Lefever, and at Mellinger's Church by David L. Landis. Text, Rev. 11:12. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Riegsecker. --- Mary, daughter of John J. and Anna Nofziger, was born near Arhcbold, Ohio, Jan. 16, 1864; died at the home of her son Jonas in Archbold, Dec. 7, 1944; aged 80 y. 10 m. 21 d. In 1888 she was united in marriage with Jonas Roth, who died a few months later. On Jan. 14, 1897, she was united in marriage with Joseph J. Riegsecker. She leaves to mourn her sudden departure, 2 sons (Jonas Roth and Albert Riegsecker, both of Archbold), 6 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers, and many other relatives and friends. One grandchild, 6 brothers, and one sister preceded her in death. In youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a member at the time of her death. Funeral services were held at the Central Mennonite Church by Jesse J. Short and Roy Otto.
Short. --- Katie, daughter of Nicholas and Barbara Roth, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Feb. 9, 1867; died Dec. 1, 1944; aged 77 y. 9 m. 21 d. On Feb. 10, 1887, she was married to Seth Short, who preceded her in death April 26, 1935. To this union five children were born, three of whom died in infancy. She is survived by one son and one daughter (Cletus and Amanda - wife of Henry Miller, both of this community), 16 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One granddaughter preceded her in death. She was the last surviving member of a family of nine children. She confessed Christ as her Saviour in her youth and united with the Fulton County Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member to the end. In February, 1941, she suffered a stroke from which she recovered quite well. Then in May, 1942, she had a severe stroke which left her helpless and speechless the remainder of her days. She was cared for by her children in the home of Bro. Henry Miller and family until she quietly passed away.
Smucker. --- Alma Alvina, daughter of Henry V. and Mary (Stecker) Albrecht, was born Dec. 1, 1890, near Tiskilwa, Ill.; departed from this earthly tabernacle Dec. 18, 1944, at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital; aged 54 y. 18 d. She united with the Willow Springs Mennonite Church near Tiskilwa at the age of twelve years. After due preparation she and her husband, Ralph R. Smucker, volunteered for foreign mission work under the Mennonite Board of Missions and Charities, and with their infant son, Ernest, went to India in 1920. After two terms in India, including one furlough home, the family returned in the early summer of 1937, settling in Goshen, Ind., in the fall of that year. Since their return from India, she was untiring in her interests and efforts in all phases of life and activity in her church as well as in the larger community, wherever there was an opportunity for Christian service. In her husband's capacity as evangelist, assisitant pastor of North Goshen Mennonite Church, and pastor of the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, she was a constant and unfailing inspiration and help. May the spirit of her life continue to live and help. May the spirit of her life continue to lived and help. In her departure she leaves her husband, 2 sons (Ernest E., Chicago, Ill., an intern at he Cook County Hospital; and Arthur A., Howard, R.I., an attendant at the Rhode Island State Mental Hospital), 2 grandsons (Jon Edward and Ernest Craig), one sister (Mrs. Eda Kaufmann, Hatfield, Pa.), one brother (Silas Albrecht, Tiskilwa, Ill.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by Abram Hartman, J. D. Graber, and Ray F. Yoder.
Stauffer. --- Barbara W., daughter of Jacob and Lydia Weaver Horst, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., July 29, 1870; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Stauffer, near Port Trevorton, Pa., from a heart attack; aged 74 y. 2 m. 25 d. On Nov. 15, 1888, she was united in marriage to Harry S. Gehman, who preceded her in death April 16, 1923. She leaves 3 sons and 6 daughters (Katie - wife of Henry Brubacher, Selinsgrove, Pa.; Barbara - wife of Eli Weaver, Goshen, Ind.; Harry, Selinsgrove; Ida - wife of Jesse Brubacher, and Peter, both of Ephrata, Pa.; Lydia - wife of William McKinley Hackenburg, Lewisburg, Pa.; Lizzie - wife of Phares Stauffer, Selinsgrove; Maggie - wife of Nathan Stauffer, Port Trevorton, Pa., and Daniel, Goodville, Pa.), 70 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Jacob W., Blue Ball, Pa.; Weaver, Murrel, Pa.; and Noah W., Ephrata, Pa.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Katie Zimmerman and Mrs. Lydia Gehman, Stevens, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. The following children preceded her in death: John, Mary - wife of Henry Martin, Anna, and Lucy. On Feb. 21, 1926, she was united in marriage to Jacob B. Stauffer, who passed away ten years ago. She was a member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church near Port Trevorton, Pa. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Stauffer Church in charge of J. B. Stauffer. Text, I Tim. 4:7, 8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Strohm. --- Elmer Strohm, Massillon, Ohio, only son of John and Elizabeth Hackman Strohm, was born July 9, 1876; died Dec. 27, 1944; aged 68 y. 5 m. 7 d. He leaves to mourn his departure his wife (Iva), one daughter (Marguerite), 2 sons (John and Harry), all of Massillon, and 4 grandchildren. In early life he united with the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at the Pleasant View Church, in charge of I. J. Buchwalter. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Beer. --- Daniel D., son of Daniel and Catherine (Hoffstettler) Beer, was born near Bern, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 1864; passed away at his home in Wellman, Iowa, after a lingering illness, Jan. 7, 1945; aged 80 y. 2 m. 14 d. In 1887 he was united in marriage to Rachel Kauffman at Hubbard, Oreg. She departed this life May 26, 1913. He is survived by one son and 2 daughters (Noah D., of Wellman; Catherine, at home; and Anna Mrs. John H. Reber, What Cheer, Iowa), one brother (Albert, Canby, Oreg.), 8 grandchildren, and many friends. When he was about four years old his parents came to America and settled around Walnut Creek, Ohio. There he united with the Old Order Mennonite Church. In 1886 he moved to Hubbard, Oreg., but three years later came back to Barrs Mills, Ohio. In 1896 he moved to Barlow, N. Dak., where he lived until 1916, with the exception of two years (1902-1904) when he returned to Hubbard, Oreg. In 1916 he moved to Wellman and Kalona, Iowa, where he lived until his death. He was received by letter into the East Union Church in 1918. He was well acquainted in many communities and was successful in farming wherever he lived. Funeral services were held Jan. 9 at the home and Lower Deer Church, in charge of George S. Miller and Nelson Kauffman. Burial was made in the Lower Deer Creek Cemetery.
Gibb. --- Minnie Alice, daughter of Peter and Mary Haun, was born July 14, 1875, at Cullom, Ill.; died Jan. 5, 1945, at her home near Limon, Colo.; aged 69 y. 5 m. 22 d. She grew to womanhood at Cullom and was married there on Dec. 1, 1898, to Lee Gibb. They became the parents of four children: Lucille (Mrs. Harry Gilbert, of Limon; Edith (Mrs. George Jenny), Garden City, Kans; Ellis (Deceased March 12, 1933); and Faye, La Junta, Colo. They resided at Hesston, Kans., from 1908 to 1921, when they moved to Cheraw, Colo. From 1922 to 1929 they lived at Goshen, Ind., and then returned to Colorado, locating at Limon. Mother united with the Mennonite Church at an early age and remained an active and faithful servant of God and the church until the time of her death. Her health failed gradually during the past four years, and the end came suddenly and unexpectedly. She is survived by her husband, 3 children, one grandson (Lloyd Jenny), one sister (Mrs. J. M. Grove, Hesston, Kans.), and a number of nieces and nephews, besides many neighbors and friends. Funeral services were held at the Seal Mortuary, Limon, in charge of Allen H. Erb and L. C. Miller. Texts, Ps. 116:15; Prov. 31:30b. Interment was made in the Limon Cemetery.
Gum. --- Luella, daughter of the late Henry L. and Delilah (Baker) Rhodes, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Jan. 13, 1877; died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Roadcap, Waynesboro, Va., Dec. 24, 1944; aged 67 y. 11 m. 11 d. She was afflicted with arthritis and complications, being an invalid the past three years and critically ill the last two months. Throughout her long illness and much suffering she was patient and cheerful. It was her desire to go home and be with the Lord, and she expressed herself as being ready. She had selected a number of hymns and the text for her funeral. She united with the Mennonite Church in her teens and died in that faith. On Aug. 25, 1903, she was united in marriage to J. Frank Gum. To this union nine children were born. A son preceded her in death in 1918, also her husband in 1921. Surviving are 2 sons, 6 daughters, 15 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Frederick and Otho), and one sister (Anna Hensley). Funeral services were held at the Springdale Church, conducted by J. R. Driver, assisted by the pastor of the Waynesboro Methodist Church. Text, II Cor. 5:1. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hostetler. --- Mary Alice, daughter of Eli and Saloma Zook, was born in Champaign Co., Ohio, Jan. 1, 1872; died Dec. 30, 1944, at her home near Tampico, Ill.; aged 72 y. 11 m. 30 d. On Dec. 28, 1890, she was married to Levi C. Hostetler. She leaves to mourn her departure, her companion, 5 sons and 3 daughters (Nettie M. - wife of Joseph Eash, Junction City, Oreg.; John L., Prophetstown, Ill.; Archie L., El Paso, Ill.; Amandus M., of Tampico; Elmer E., and Elsie Mabel - wife of Earl Baker, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Ida Belle - wife of Earl Baker, Harrisburg, Oreg.; Ida Belle - wife of Peter Eigsti, Atkinson, Ill.; and David L., Harrisburg, Oreg.), 47 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 3 sisters (Mrs. Ida Hostetler, Lowpoint, Ill.; Mrs. Saloma Leasa, Belleville, Pa.; and Mrs. Fannie Plank, Detroit, Mich.), besides a host of other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by an infant son, 5 grandchildren, her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. She gave her heart to God in early life and united with the Sycamore Grove Amish Mennonite Church of Cass Co., Mo. They moved to Pryor, Okla., in 1910, to Shelbyville, Ill., in 1911, and to their present location in 1938. Her husband was ordained to the ministry over twenty-one years ago, and she was a great help to him in his labors. She had been ailing for about five months. The first part of August, when she was very ill, she desired to be anointed which desire was granted her. Her health was better for a time, and she was able to attend church services up to and including Oct. 8, when the communion service was held. On Dec. 17 she contracted pneumonia, but seemed to be over that, when she suddenly passed away while sitting on her chair, eating dinner. She had a desire to depart if it was God's will, and expressed a readiness to go. We cherish the bright testimony she has left us, and mourn not as those who have no hope. Funeral services were held Jan. 2, at the home by Ora Hostetler, and at he Fairfield Amish Mennonite Church (where she was a faithful member) by John E. Hostetler, Herman Hostetler, and Dan Hostetler. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. The body was laid to rest in the Fairfield Cemetery.
Roth. --- Amos, son of Daniel and Catherine Ropp Roth, was born Sept. 11, 1860, near Morton, Ill.; passed away Jan. 5, 1945, at his home in Morton; aged 84 y. 3 m. 24 d. In early life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church, in which faith he lived and died. On Feb. 10, 1884, he was united in marriage to Barbara Augsburger, who passed away Feb. 6, 1917. To this union five children were born: John, Lydia Albrecht, Alvin N., Ester, and Amos D., all of Morton. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Joseph, of Morton; Daniel K., Gibson City, Ill.; and Samuel, of Morton), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Heiser, Tremont, Ill.; Mrs. Mary Teuscher, Fisher, Ill.; and Amelia, of Morton). He was preceded in death by one brother and 3 sisters. He lived in the vicinity of Morton all his life and was engaged in farming until he retired in 1921. He was confined to his bed for the last two weeks, and was lovingly cared for by his children until the end. Funeral services were held Jan. 8 at the Morton Mennonite Church, in charge of J. W. Davis and Leland A. Bachman. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Sell. --- Grace Eleanor, daughter of Menno D. and Clara (Histand) Sell, was born June 17, 1939; died Dec. 21, 1944; aged 5 y. 6 m. 4 d. On Dec. 19 she entered Grand View Hospital, Sellersvillle, Pa., to have her tonsils removed, which the doctors thought was the cause of her not feeling so well for several weeks. It was discovered, however, that she had acute lymphatic leukemia, and she peacefully fell asleep in Jesus two days later. She is survived by her parents, 3 brothers (Harlan, Glen, and Ivan), and her paternal grandmother (Mrs. Annie Sell). Funeral services were held at the Souderton Mennonite Church by Claude Shisler and Elias Kulp. Text, Matt. 18:3. Interment was made in the Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.
Stalter. --- Daniel D. Stalter was born April 17, 1877, near Flanagan, Ill.; passed to his reward at his home in Flanagan, Jan. 12, 1945; aged 67 y. 8 m. 25 d. In his youth he united with the Waldo Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member throughout life. On Feb. 7, 1901, he was united in marriage to Alice Miller of Lagrange, Ind. He became seriously ill on Jan. 3, but did not complain, quietly submitting himself to the will of God. He is survived by his wife, 9 children (Wilbert, Chenoa, Ill.; Orval, Oakland, Calif.; Irvin, Peoria, Ill.; Gladys - Mrs. Lloyd Zehr, Flanagan; Lloyd, Eureka, Ill.; Milo, Marlboro, N.J.; Ferne - Mrs. Gilbert Yordy, Graymont, Ill.; Margorie - Mrs. Milton Summer, Rockwell City, Iowa; and Virginia - Mrs. J. Robert Kreider, Clear Spring, Md.), 14 grandchildren, one brother (Simon D., Tofield, Alta.), and one sister (Mrs. Sarah Roth, Woodburn, Oreg.). Three infant grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Waldo Church Jan. 14, in charge of J. D. Hartzler.
Steckly. --- Lizzie, daughter of John and Mary Gunden, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Dec. 12, 1884; died in Pigeon, Mich., on her sixieth birthday. The end came suddenly from a heart attack while walking on the street in Pigeon. She was recovering from an illness she had eight weeks before, and the end came as a shock to the family and everyone. She always bore her afflictions patiently. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. She was of a cheerful disposition, being helpful to her neighbors and friends, devoted to her family, and sincere in her service to Christ. On Nov. 25, 1908, she was united in marriage to Joseph R. Steckly, of Milverton, Ont. They moved on a farm near Pigeon in 1909, where they lived until eight months ago, when they moved to Pigeon. To this union two children were born. Surviving are a deeply bereaved husband, one son (John, of Pigeon), one daughter (Erma - Mrs. Willard Wyse, Midland, Mich. ), 2 grandchildren, her aged mother, and the following brothers and sisters: (Lydia - Mrs. Sol Mayer, Fannie - Mrs. Tom Yoder, Agnes - Mrs. Jesse Byler, and Laura, of Pigeon; John, William, and Mary - Mrs. Mose Albrecht, Bay Port, Mich.; Chris, Goshen, Ind.; and Joseph, Archbold, Ohio. Her father, 3 sisters, and one brother preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the house by Earl Maust and at the church by Jesse Short and Emanuel Swartzendruber. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.-
Stauffer. --- Lizzie, daughter of Levi and Annie (Brubaker) Witmer, and widow of David B. Stauffer, was born March 17, 1866; died after a short illness, Jan. 2, 1945; aged 78 y. 9 m. 15 d. Her death came as a shock to her family and many friends. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Pike Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member. She is survived by 6 children (Levi W., Ephrata, Pa.; Barbara - wife of Frank Stauffer, of Ephrata; Mary - wife of Joseph Brubaker, of Diamomd Station near Akron, Pa., with whom she resided; Lizzie - wife of Ezra Burkholder, of Ephrata; David W., Loveville, Md.; and Ammon W., of Leonardtown, Md.), 58 grandchildren, 104 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Christ Stauffer, Lititz, Pa.; and Mrs. Samuel Zimmerman, Farmersville, Pa.), and 3 brothers (Eli B., Soudersburg, Pa.; Abram B, Strasburg, Pa.; and Isaac B., Lititz, Pa.) One daughter (Annie), 3 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and 4 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, at the home of Joseph Brubaker and at the Pike Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob Stauffer. Text, Mark 14:38, 39. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.-
Thomas. --- Polly, daughter of Pre. and Mrs. L. A. Blough, was born in Somerset Co., Pa., Feb. 18, 1884; died Dec. 16, 1944; aged 60 y. 9 m. 28 d. On Oct. 9, 1904, she was united in marriage to Edward E. Thomas. She is survived by her husband, 2 sons (Kenneth R., Hollsopple, Pa.; and Harold E., Johnstown, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, and 5 sisters (Suie - wife of S. K. Eash, Hollsopple, Pa.; Katie - wife of Austin Thomas, Davidsville, Pa.; Margaret - wife of Lawrence Speigle, Boswill, Pa.; Elsie - wife of John Showalter, South English, Iowa; and Edith - wife of Clarence Collins, Ellicott City, Md.). She united with the Mennonite Church at the age of fourteen and remained an active member and a firm believer in the faith until death. For forty-six years she taught in the Sunday school almost continuously, beginning in her teen age and ending her teaching the last Sunday she lived. The last twenty-eight years she taught one hundred and eighty-one different pupils. In many cases she taught all the members of a family. She helped prepare the Christmas program, but God called her home before it was given. More than half of the audience stood the night of the program when asked if they had had her for a Sunday-school teacher. During her last day on earth she completed her week-end cleaning of the house. She went to bed feeling as usual , but sometime during the morning God called her home. Since her departure we realize how much we depended upon her for counsel and encouragement. We humbly submit to God's will and pray that we too may be found faithful in the end. Funeral services were conducted at he Thomas Church by James Saylor, Harry Blough, and Aldus Wingard. Burial was made in church cemetery.
Wade. --- Amelia, daughter of Henry and Magdalena Detweiler, was born Oct. 23, 1866; passed away after an illness of ten weeks, at the home of her son Loren, Dec. 27, 1944; aged 78 y. 2 m. 4 d. On Feb. 14, 1888, she was united in marriage to Ezrom Wade of Freeport, Ill. To this union three sons were born. Soon after their marriage they united with the Science Ridge Mennonite Church near Sterling, Ill., of which she was a member at the time of her passing. She was patient during her last illness and often expressed a desire to depart and be with the Lord. She is survived by 2 sons (Glenn and Loren), 11 grandchildren, and one brother (William). She was preceded in death by her husband on June 3, 1943, one son (Clark), 2 brothers (Frank and Uriah), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Thad LeFever and Mrs. Mart Book). She had a keen interest in the spiritual welfare of her children, and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for their well-being. She left them a noble example of a Christian mother. Funeral services were held Dec. 29 at the home and Science Ridge Church, in of A. C. Good. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Yoder. --- Levi D., son of Daniel C. and Barbara Kaufman Yoder, was born April 17, 1866; died Jan. 6, 1945; aged 78 y. 9 m. 20 d. He is survived by his widow (Laura Eash Yoder), 7 children (Nelson, Davidsville, Pa.; Nellie - wife of Henry Cable, Linnie - wife of Ralph Croyle, Morgan, Moses, Mary - wife of James Cable, all of Hollsopple, Pa.; and Anna - wife of Charles Shetler, Schellsburg, Pa.), 18 grandchildren, and one brother (Sem K.). He was preceded in death by one son (Robert), one daughter (Nora), and one granddaughter. He was baptized and received into the Mennonite Church fifty-four years ago, and was ordained deacon forty-two years ago. He was active in church and Sunday-school work, having served as superintendent and teacher for many years. Funeral services were conducted in the home by Harry Y. Shetler and Irwin Holsopple, and at the Kaufman Mennonite Church by Harry Shetler, Irwin Holsopple, Harry Blough, and James Saylor. Text, Rev. 14:13.
Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida