Aschenbrenner.--Bertha, wife of Carl Aschenbrenner, was born Jan. 20, 1882; died May 26, 1945; aged 62 y. 4 m. 6 d. She leaves her beloved husband, 5 sons (Edward, Carl, Harold, Norman, and Elmer), 4 brothers, and many friends. During her long siege of illness she displayed splendid characteristics of the Christian life. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were in charge of A. H. Lehman, of Chicago, Ill. Text, II Tim. 4: 6-8. Interment was made in the Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Landis.--Leah B., daughter of Levi and Leah Butt Harnish, and widow of Daniel H. Landis, died at the Oreville, Pa., Mennonite Home, June 24, 1945, after an illness of two weeks; aged 83 y. 10 m. 14 d. She was a faithful member of the Lititz Mennonite Church. Surviving are one son (Harnish H. Landis, Lancaster, Pa.), 14 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Oreville Mennonite Home by Christian Lehman. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial was made in the East Petersburg Cemetery.
Mullenax.--Genevia Mullenax was born at Horton, W. Va., May 10, 1884; died suddenly of a heart attack, June 13, 1945; aged 61 y. 1 m. 3 d. She is survived by her husband (Robert Mullenax) and the following children: Earl, Denbigh, Va.; Mrs. May Bennett, Whitmer, W. Va.; and Oley, at home. She united with the Mennonite Church over thirty years ago and continued her fellowship to the time of her passing. Funeral services were held at the Horton Mennonite Church, in charge of R. W. Benner and Oliver Keener. Interment was made in a family burying plot near her late home.
Weaver.--Caroline, daughter of the late Elisha and Anna (Weaver) Martin, was born in East Earl Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Jan. 26, 1869; passed away at the home of her son Levi, Lancaster, Pa., May 29, 1945; aged 76 y. 4 m. 3 d. On Jan. 19, 1888, she was united in marriage to Levi B. Weaver, who preceded her in death April 27, 1936. Eight children were born to this union. An infant daughter (Edna) preceded her in death. Surviving are 7 children (Harry C., Leola, Pa.; Benjamin F., Stevens Pa.; Hettie--Mrs. Jacob Shirk, of Lancaster; Levi M., of Lancaster; Ivan L., Brownstown, Pa.; Horace L., Ft. Benning, Ga.; and J. William, in German), 18 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Hettie Burkholder, Ephrata, Pa.), 2 brothers (David Martin, New Holland, Pa.; and John Martin, East Earl, Pa.), 3 stepsisters (Mrs. Mary Eberly , of Ephrata; Mrs. Clayton Myers, Lititz, Pa.; and Mrs. John Good, Bareville, Pa.), and 3 stepbrothers (Jonas Martin, of New Holland; Ira and William Martin, both of Ephrata). She was a member of the New Holland Mennonite Church and was faithful in the service of her Master. She was a kind and loving mother. Funeral services were held at the Esbenshade Funeral Home, conducted by Noah Sauder, and at Weaverland by Mahlon Witmer. Test, II Cor. 5:7.
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Alderfer.--Annie Catherine, daughter of David Henry and Hettie Shank Burkholder, was born at Harrisonburg, Va., Jan. 11, 1874; fell peacefully asleep in Jesus at Scottdale, Pa., June 7, 1945; aged 71 y. 4 m. 27 d. In 1906 she was united in marriage to Henry S. Alderfer at Souderton, Pa., where she lived until his death in 1912, after which she moved with her small son to Scottdale, where she has since made her home. In early life she became a Christian and united with the Mennonite Church, and lived a faithful Christian life until death. She is survived by one son (David), 4 grandsons (Joseph, Frederick, Edward, and James), 2 brothers (Herman and Lewis Burkholder, of Virginia), 4 sisters (Mrs. Minnie Swope, Mrs. Otho Rhodes, Lydia Burkholder, and Mrs. Joseph Huber, all of Virginia), many other relatives and friends. A dear, loving mother and grandmother, a congenial neighbor, friend, and relative has been taken from our midst. She will be greatly missed. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Scottdale Mennonite Church on Sunday afternoon, June 10. A. J. Metzler, John L. Horst, Harold Brenneman, and Leonard Haarer participated in the services. Interment was made in the Scottdale Cemetery.
Cressman.--Catherine, daughter of the late David and Catharine Brubacher, was born near St. Jacobs, Ont., June 10, 1879; passed to her eternal reward June 23, 1945; aged 66 y. 13 d. On Oct. 23, 1900, she was united in marriage to Noah B. Cressman, who survives. She also leaves 3 sons (Aylmer, Eben and Cecil) and 2 daughters (Ella and Ruby--Mrs. Oliver Shantz). Two sons (David and Earl) died in infancy and one son (Mervin) in 1933. She accepted Christ in her youth and united with the Mennonite Church. Since marriage she was a faithful member of the Cressman Mennonite Church, Breslau, Ont., where she served many years as a Sunday-school teacher and as president of the sewing circle. On Oct. 6, 1941, she suffered a paralytic stroke which left her an invalid. She endured much suffering as her physical condition gradually weakened, but her staunch faith in her Saviour she kept to the end. Funeral services were held at her late home and the Cressman Church on June 25, in charge of V. Snyder (M. B. C. pastor) and Oscar Burkholder. Text, John 11:25. Burial was made in the family plot in the East End Cemetery, Kitchener.
Culp.--Anna, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Eckhart, was born at Nappanee, Ind., Oct. 13, 1879; departed this life at her home in Nappanee, June 14, 1945; aged 65 y. 8 m. 1 d. On Nov. 28, 1901, she was united in marriage to A. N. Culp. They lived on a farm near Nappanee until fifteen years ago when they moved to their North Main Street residence in Nappanee. She is survived by her husband, 2 daughters (Ruth--Mrs. Roy Miller, and Lillie--Mrs. Floyd Metzler, both of Nappanee), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Lewis, South Bend, Ind.; and Samuel, Homer, Mich.), one sister (Mrs. Lovina Buzick, Fort Morgan, Colo.), and many other relatives and friends. In young womanhood she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the North main Street Mennonite Church, where she was a faithful attendant and took and active part in the sewing and relief activities of the church. She likewise had a deep interest in her family, being concerned about their welfare in the better things of life. Funeral services were held at the North Main Street Church by Homer F. North and D. A. Yoder. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Good.--Jacob A., son of Abraham and Rebecca (Rhodes) Good, was born in Allen Co., Ohio, March 29, 1872; departed this life June 11, 1945; aged 73 y. 2 m. 13 d. On Nov. 16, 1893, he was united in marriage to Malinda Huber. To this union eight children were born. His companion, daughter Edna (Mrs. Herschel Brenneman), and an infant child preceded him in death. He leave to mourn his departure, 6 children (Pearley, Delphos, Ohio; Bertha--Mrs. Chester Norris, Bremen, Ohio; Ellis, Logan, Ohio; Virgil, Cincinnati, Ohio; Mrs. Laura Brenneman, with whom he made his home; and Zelma--Mrs. Smiley George, Webster City, Iowa), 17 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and an aged sister (Mrs. Lydia Mumaw, Elkhart, Ind.). He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and united with the Mennonite Church. After he grew to manhood he realized a greater spiritual need in his life and after many trials and temptations consecrated his life and service to God. Consecration to God's will was his only desire and the theme of his preaching. In 1911, Bro. Good's family moved from Allen to Perry Co., Ohio. Four years later (thirty years ago) he was ordained to the ministry by Bishop John Blosser to serve the Turkey Run congregation near Bremen, Ohio. It was through his unfailing service that Ohio's oldest Mennonite church is open and active to this day. Funeral services were in charge of N. D. Troyer (text, Rev. 14:13) and S. E. Allgyer. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
Graber.--Barbara E., daughter of John F. and Marie (Graff) Wyse, was born in Fulton Co., Ohio, Sept. 1, 1867; departed this life at the home of her son Wyse, Stryker, Ohio, May 26, 1945; aged 77 y. 8 m. 10 d. When she was six months old her parents moved to Henry Co., Iowa, where she grew to womanhood. On Feb. 7, 1889, she was united in marriage to Peter Graber, of Stryker, Ohio, in which community they shared the joys and sorrows of life for nearly fifty-seven years. This union was blessed with four sons and four daughters. One daughter (Bertha) preceded her in death at the age of four years. In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Only July 7, 1939, she broke her leg, which caused her much suffering. Then a few years later she developed a spinal infection, which again subjected her to intense pain and kept her bedfast for many months. However, she recovered sufficiently to sit up and go about in a wheel chair. Finally, about seven weeks ago, she again broke her let. She seemed to be recovering from this too, but a week before her death gangrene set in both limbs. She suffered intensely and prayed often that the Lord might take her home. She was a loving and devoted mother, deeply concerned about the spiritual welfare of her family, and counted no sacrifice too great for those she loved. Her cheerful and kindly disposition won for her many friends, who by their thoughtfulness helped make her shut-in days more cheerful. She will be greatly missed by her loving companion for whom she often read because of his failing eyesight. She also leaves 7 children (Ira, Verna--Mrs. John Fielitz, and Wyse, of Stryker; Mina--Mrs. Fred L. Wyse, Mt. Pleasant, Iowa; Chauncey, Archbold, Ohio; Zela--Mrs. J. E. Nofziger, Wauseon, Ohio; and Archie, a missionary in Congo, Africa, whose long absence of nearly nine years created in her a great longing to meet him once more on this earth if that were God's will), one brother (C. F., West Unity, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Peterson and Maude Wyse, Mr. Pleasant, Iowa), 25 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Three grandchildren also preceded her in death. Funeral services were held at the Lockport Church, May 29, conducted by E. B. Frey and Walter Stuckey. Text, Rom. 8:18. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Hernandez.--August B., son of Peter and Dorothy Barron Hernandez, was born near Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico, Aug. 29, 1904; passed peacefully away at his home June 24, 1945; aged 40 y. 10 m. 4 d. In his youth, he came to the United States and on Oct. 5, 1929 married Albina Hernandez. To this union five children were born: Helen, Robert, August, Jr., Charles, and Celia. He suffered much during the past four years. On Jan. 26, 1944, while a patient at the Mennonite Sanitarium, La Junta, Colo., he was baptized by Bro. Allen Erb, having previously confessed Christ while still in Chicago, and united with the Mennonite Mexican Church in Chicago. He loved the Lord and endeavored to serve Him with all his heart. He had the blessed privilege of seeing his wife and two of his children unite with the same church. When his pastor visited him, he always extended a hearty welcome. For some months he studied the Bible with his pastor, thinking that when his health was restored he would be prepared to take his place as a Sunday-school teacher. But the Lord had other and better things for him. The memory of a devoted father and loving husband will remain with us. Funeral services were held at the funeral chapel, at the Mennonite Mexican Mission, and at the grave in the Mennonite section of the Glen Oak Cemetery, in charge of Lester T. Hershey and Juan Ramirez.--The Family.
Hooley.--Sovilla Mae, daughter of Jacob and Lizzie Blough, was born near Shipshewana, Ind., March 6, 1892; passed away June 19, 1945; aged 53 y. 3 m. 13 d. During the last eleven years she endured much suffering, having had five major operations. On March 14, when she underwent her last operation, it was learned that she had a cancerous growth. She was bedfast for eleven weeks. On June 10, 1911, she was united in marriage to Noah J. Hooley, who survives to mourn the loss of a dear Christian companion. This union was blessed with six children, five of whom survive: Francis, Topeka, Ind,; Florence--Mrs. Raymond Rheinheimer, Lagrange, Ind,; Ernest, Fern-Mrs. Stahly Showalter, and LaVern, of Shipshewana. She also leaves her aged mother (Mrs. Lizzie Blough Miller), 7 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Her father, an infant daughter, and her only sister (Clara--Mrs. Milo Hooley) preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Shore Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were in charge of Percy Miller and Oscar S. Hostetler. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Kreider.--Jesse D., son of the late George and Anna Mellinger Kreider, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., July 25, 1875; passed to his final rest after a short illness at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., in his seventieth year. He had been in failing health for several years. In 1899 he was united in marriage to Anna M. Kreider. Surviving are his wife, one son (Arthur), 2 grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters: J. M., Palmyra, Mo.; Mrs. Sarah Hershey, Gap, Pa.; Jacob, Leaman Place, Pa.; Mrs. G. Parke Book, Soudersburg, Pa.; Mrs. John R. Bare, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; and Mrs. J. S. Lehman, Lancaster, Pa. He was a faithful member of the Paradise Church and served as a trustee. Funeral services were held at Paradise by Martin Hershey and Amos Weaver. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Myers.--Doris Lorraine, daughter of Arthur T. and S. Esther (Myers) Myers, was born near Doylestown, Pa., April 8, 1939; died suddenly at the Doylestown Emergency Hospital ten minutes after being admitted, April 21, 1945; aged 6 y. 13 d. An autopsy showed that there were two tumors on the small intestine which turned around and cut off the blood stream, causing gangrene. She was a willing and obedient child, and loved to do things for others. She was loved by all who knew her and had a smile you not forget. She will be sadly missed by her parents, 2 sisters (Esther Lois and Frieda Mae), maternal grandparents, paternal grandfather, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted April 25, at the home by Joseph Gross and Silas Graybill. Text, Job 1:21. Burial was made in the Doylestown Mennonite Cemetery.
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Brubaker.--William T., son of Solomon and Catherine Brubaker, was born Sept. 22, 1865; died of a heart attack at his home near Mifflintown, Pa., June 26, 1945; aged 79 y. 9 m. 4 d. On Dec. 22, 1892, he was married to Annie L. Auker, who survives. Seven children were born to this union: John, who died in 1918; Elmer, Lewistown, Pa.; Lucy--Mrs. Ira Graybill, of Mifflintown; Mary, who died in infancy; Bertha--Mrs. John Graybill, Elizabethtown, Pa; Samuel, of Mifflintown; and Charles, Camden, N.J. He was a faithful member of the Lost Creek Mennonite Church for forty-one years and his seat was seldom vacant. He served as trustee for many years. Funeral services were held June 29, at the home by Donald Lauver and at the Lost Creek Church by Banks Weaver and W. W. Graybill. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Glass.--Gordon Earl, son of Fred W. and Florence Jefferies Glass, was born near Lancaster, Pa., Nov. 30, 1921; died in St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, June 29, 1945; aged 23 y. 6 m. 29 d. He was helping to thresh barley at the farm of his brother Ernest, when he fell eighteen feet from the square of the barn (where he was tending the blower) to the barn floor. His skull was fractured and his back broken, and he never fully regained consciousness although he lived several days. He was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church. Surviving are his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Emma, Ernest, Forrest, Evelyn--Mrs. Cletus Nolt, and Robert, all of Lancaster, and John, of North Arlington, N.J. His loss is keenly felt by the family; by the neighbors, who relied on him for help in busy times; by his Sunday-school class, where his seat was seldom vacant; and by his many friends. He was of an industrious and cheerful disposition. Funeral services were held July 1 at the home and Mellinger's Church by Harry Lefever and David Landis. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
King.--Isaac L., son of Jonathan and Katie (Lapp) King, was born near Gordonville, Pa., Feb. 16, 1860; peacefully passed to his eternal home May 18, 1945, at the home of his son Isaac S., Parkesburg, Pa.; aged 85 y. 3 m. 2 d. As a young man he united with the Amish Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. In 1887 he was married to Katie F. Stuckey, who preceded him in death April 4, 1924. To this union 13 children were born: Simon S. and Joseph S., Parkesburg, Pa.; Anna Mary--Mrs. Samuel Stoltzfus, Atglen, Pa.; Katie--Mrs. Abram Kurtz, Elverson, Pa.; Isaac S., of Parkesburg; Priscilla--Mrs. Elam Glick, of Parkesburg; Jonathan A., Joanna, Pa.; Ella--Mrs. Ira Mast, Gap, Pa.; Elam S., of Parkesburg; Valentine S., Chochranville, Pa.; Mahlon S., of Parkesburg; Reuben S., Warren, Ohio; and Martha R., of Parkesburg. he also leave 52 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Three grandchildren preceded him in death. For the past seven years he was confined mostly to his room, but was resigned to the will of the Lord. Funeral services were held May 21, from the home of his son Isaac by Omar Kurtz (Ps. 90), and at the Millwood A. M. Church by John A. Kennel and Simon Stuckey. Text, Ps. 16:11.
Miller.--John Franklin, son of Henry M. and Mary Detrick Miller, was born near Singers Glen, Va., Jan. 18, 1858; died at his home near Lima, Ohio, March 22, 1945; aged 87 y. 2 m. 3 d. At the age of twenty-three he moved to Allen Co., Ohio, which became his future home. On Dec. 28, 1882, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Miller, who preceded him in death Nov. 28, 1940. He leaves 3 sons (Aaron A., Fred A., and M. Henry), 3 daughters (Fanny May, Mary E. Layman, and Rhoda M. Lesher), 30 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, one brother (Jacob D., of Singers Glen), and one sister (Mrs. Jennie Smith, Kingston, Pa.). One daughter (Laura Catherine) preceded him in infancy. At the age of fourteen he united with the Old German Baptist Church. In 1891 he was elected to the office of deacon and served faithfully. The family has lost a loving father, the church a faithful counselor, and community a citizen of integrity. Funeral services were held at the Ash Grove Meetinghouse, in charge of Edward C. Miller, assisted by the home brethren. Text, I Cor. 15. Burial was made in the Ash Grove Cemetery.
Newcomer.--Clara W., daughter of the late Daniel and Esther (Witmer) Witmer, was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 14, 1871; died of complications at the home of her son Water, Millersville, Pa., June 24, 1945; aged 73 y. 9 m. 10 d. she was united in marriage to Amos R. Newcomer, who preceded her in death Nov. 5, 1935. Ten children were born to this union: Mary Minnich, deceased; Abram, Los Angeles, Calif.; Norman, of Lancaster; Walter, of Millersville; Emma--Mrs. H. Robert Mylin, willow Street, Pa.; and Harry, Edna, and Anna Mae--Mrs. Paul L. Graybill, all of Lancaster. She is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Clayton B. Charles, of Lancaster), and one brother (Aaron Witmer, of Lancaster). Four grandchildren, 3 sisters, and 2 brothers preceded her in death. She suffered intense pain, but was patient in her illness. She was a faithful member of the Millersville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the church by Jacob Hess, Landis Shertzer, and -------Etter. Texts, Ps. 34: 19; Prov. 31:10.
Otto.--Rachel, daughter of the late William C. and Elmira (Wagner) Livengood, and wife of Jacob J. Otto, springs, Pa., died June 13, 1945; aged 69 y. 10 m. 8 d. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (Cloyd E., Somerset, Pa.; Marvin R., Pittsburg, Pa.; Hazel E., at home; Glen E., springs, Pa.; and Mark I., Love Field, Texas), 8 grandchildren, 2 sisters, and one brother. One daughter (Elsie M.) preceded her in death.
Ray.--John Emory, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Ray, Altoona, Pa., was born May 26, 1908; died July 3, 1945; aged 37 y. 1 m. 7 d. Surviving are his parents, his wife (Marie), 3 daughters (Shirley, Dolores, and Donna), and one son (John). He was received into the First Mennonite Church, Altoona, in April. Funeral services were held July 6, in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Schmucker.--Melvin J., son of Jeff and Mattie Rychener Schmucker, was born in Williams Co., Ohio, Sept. 6, 1878; passed away May 16, 1945; aged 66 y. 8 m. 10 d. At the age of twelve he moved with his parents to a farm near Elmira, Ohio, and twenty-three years ago he moved to his late home near Pettisville, Ohio. He was in failing health the last three years of his life. In middle life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Central Mennonite Church, where he continued fellowship to the end. On Jan. 8, 1913, he was married to Mary Lantz, who survives. He also leaves one sister (Alma--Mrs. Howard Taylor, Stryker, Ohio), 4 octogenarian aunts, and many other relatives. his parents and three brothers preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the Central Church, May 18, conducted by Jesse Short and P. L. Frey. Burial was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Stutzman.--Chris, son of Joseph and Barbara Stutzman, was born in Seward Co., Nebr., June 25, 1887; departed this life at his home near Aurora, Ohio, June 14, 1945; aged 57 y. 11 m. 19 d. On Feb. 6, 1910, he was united in marriage to Luella Miller. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Myrtle--Mrs. Glen Shaffer, of Aurora; and Marian, at home), one son (George A., Hiram Rapids, Ohio), 3 grandchildren, 5 brothers (Corsen J., Little Cooley, Pa.; Julius J., of Aurora; Joseph B., Harrisonburg, Va.; Lloyd J., Mantua, Ohio; and James, Schwenkville, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mattie--Mrs. William Howitt, Beaver Dam, Pa.; and Ellen--Mrs. Eldon Miller, of Aurora). One daughter (Harriet) preceded him in death at the age of three. In early manhood he united with the Mennonite Church and adhered to this faith until death. In 1904 the family moved to Ohio, where he resided since. For the last fourteen years he was in charge of a community sale, through which he made many friends. He appreciated these friends especially the past few years while in failing health. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministers. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Turner.--James H., son of the late Joseph and Mary (Fulk) Turner, was born near Criders, Va., March 26, 1871; passed away at his home near Broadway, Va., April 8, 1945; aged 74 y. 12 d. Death was due to a heart affliction, from which he suffered over a long period of years. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful worker until his health failed several years ago. In 1914 he was ordained to the ministry, in which capacity he served for thirty years. He was particularly interested in offering his services to congregations in remote sections of the country and never refused to accept a call to duty, however difficult the task. In 1893 he was married to Bertie Sechrist, who survives. He also leaves 9 children (James, Benjamin, David, and John, of near Broadway; Frank, at home; Mrs. Samuel Gladwell, Mrs. Olin Lantz, and Mrs. Claude Turner, of near Broadway; and Kate, at home) and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. One son and one daughter preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at Trissel's Mennonite Church, with Perry Shank and Timothy Showalter in charge. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Yoder.--Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John M. Yoder, Plain City, Ohio, was born Aug. 28, 1911; died April 20, 1945; aged 33 y. 7 m. 27 d. Funeral services were in charge of N. E. Troyer, West Liberty, Ohio. Burial was made in the Sharon Cemetery.
Yoder.--Freeman Francis, son of Lee and Lizzie Yoder, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Oct. 27, 1910; died in a hospital at Portland, Maine, June 26, 1945; aged 34 y . 7 m. 29 d. He was in failing health the past year, being afflicted with heart trouble and other complications. Surviving are his wife, 4 daughters (Phyllis, Joan, Carolyn, and Carmelyn), his parents, 3 brothers (Harry, Shipshewana, Ind,; Floyd, Sturgin, Mich.; and Clyde, in Italy), 2 sisters (Gladys and Nellie, South Bend, Ind.), one grandfather, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind., by Wilbur Yoder and Lee J. Miller. Interment was made in the Shore Cemetery.
Wenger.--W. Ray, youngest son of Harry G. (deceased) and Anna Buckwalter Wenger, Lancaster, Pa., was born Oct. 27, 1910; died of uremia at Musoma, East Africa, June 9, 1945, after an illness of four days; aged 34 y. 7 m. 12 d. He accepted Christ at the age of about fourteen and held his membership at the Mellinger Church. On June 10, 1934, he was married to Miriam Landis, also of Mellinger's congregation. To this union three children were born: Daniel (aged 6), Annetta (aged 4), and Wilmer Ray (aged 2). He is also survived by his mother and 2 brothers (H. Morris and J. Lloyd). On Nov. 27, 1937, he was ordained to the ministry for the work in Africa. He and Sister Wenger sailed on Feb. 23, 1938. On April 24, 1941, he was ordained bishop in the Mugango Church for the South Mara district. Shortly after his arrival on the field he was elected treasurer of the mission and served faithfully and capably in this capacity until his departure. Funeral services were held on the lawn of one of the houses at Mugango and burial was made on the hillside at the eastern end of the Mugango compound, where he served during his entire term of seven years and three months in Africa.
Youndt.--Ronald Leon, infant son of Leon and Eva Youndt, was born June 15, 1945, and died June 24; aged 9 d. Surviving are the parents, the paternal grandmother (Mrs. Edwin Weber, Adamstown, Pa.), and the maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Martin, Union Grove, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Weaverland Mennonite Cemetery by David Weaver.
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