Britsch.-Alfred A., son of Conrad and Mary (Wyse) Britsch, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 3, 1886; passed away May 4, 1945; aged 58 y. 7 m. 1 d. He lived all his life with a disability that could not be corrected, and although severely handicapped because he could not walk, he managed to help himself to a large extent. His pleasant disposition won him many friends. He was always very appreciative of all that was done for him. His parents and an infant brother preceded him in death. He leaves to mourn his departure, one brother (Lewis, of Archbold), one uncle (Jacob Britsch, of Archbold), one aunt (Mrs. Anna Ginter, Ridgeville Corners, Ohio), 2 nephews, one niece, and a large number of friends. On Feb. 19 he suffered a stroke that totally paralyzed his left side, but left him mentally alert. Knowing his time would be short, he at once accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and some time later was baptized as a member of the Central Mennonite Church. After the death of his parents he made his home with his brother Lewis, where loving hands did their best to make him comfortable during his affliction, which he bore very patiently, often expressing his hope in God. Funeral services were conducted at the home by P. L. Frey and at the Central Church by Jesse Short and Henry Wyse. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.
Garretson.-Merle Roy, son of Lewis and Clara (Albrecht) Garretson, was born Feb. 14, 1928, near Pigeon, Mich.; died at his home near Sheffield, Ill., May 11, 1945; aged 17 y. 2 m. 27 d. He leaves to mourn his departure, his parents, one brother (Joseph), 2 sisters (Velma and Verneta), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Albrecht, Pigeon, Mich.), 5 uncles, and 2 aunts. He was preceded in death by 2 brothers and one sister, who died in infancy. In the fall of 1943 he joined the Amish Mennonite Church and died in that faith. His death came as a great shock to everyone. He was seemingly well in the evening and passed away early the following morning of a heart attack, which lasted only a few minutes. Funeral services were held May 14, at the Fairfield A.M. Church, near Tampico, where he was a member, by the home ministers. Burial was made in the cemetery across the road from the church.
Graber.-Josephine (Roth) Graber was born in Alsace Lorraine, Dec. 3, 1875; departed this life at her home in Wayland, Iowa, May 9, 1945; aged 69 y. 5 m. 6 d. When she came to this country she united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member at the time of her death. She was united in marriage with John C. Graber, who preceded her in death April 7, 1944. They lived on a farm until about ten years ago when they moved to town. An infant daughter, one son (Albert R.), one son-in-law (Noah Richard), and 3 grandchildren also preceded her in death. She was a devoted mother, always very much interested in the welfare of her family. She bore her suffering patiently and appreciated very much the care and service by members of her family in her last sickness. She leaves to mourn her departure the following sons and daughters: P. J., Crawfordsville, Iowa; Amos E. and Alvin D., of Wayland; Wilbur H., Harrisburg Pa.; Emma--Mrs. P. W. Richard, Katie--Mrs. William Eichelberger, and Mrs. Anna Richard, all of Wayland; Leah--Mrs. Chris Eichelberger, Winfield, Iowa; Lavina--Mrs. Ezra Freyenberger, and Stella--Mrs. Arthur Boshart, of Wayland; and Evelyn, at home. She also leaves 36 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (J. J. Roth, P. J. Roth, and Ben R. Roth, of Wayland; and Nick Roth, Albany, Oreg.), and one sister (Mrs. Anna Gerig, of Wayland), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by the home ministers. Text, Ps. 27:13.
Ramer.- Larry Devon, twin son of Edwin and Amanda (Bontrager) Ramer, was born in New Paris, Ind., May 3, 1945, and died three hours later. He is survived by his parents, 2 brothers (Lester Romaine and Jerry Lavon--his twin), one sister (Ruby Marlene), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Tobias Bontrager of New Paris, and Mrs. Lottie Ramer, Goshen, Ind.), and many other relatives. One sister (Judith Faye) preceded him in death. Burial was made in the Yellow Creek Cemetery.
Stauffer.--Isaac B., son of the late Peter and Sarah Burkholder Stauffer was born Dec. 15, 1865, in Elizabeth Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away in the same room in which he was born, May 10, 1945; aged 79 y. 4 m. 25 d. His death was due to a stroke which he suffered three months before. He was a member of the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church. On Dec. 8, 1891, he was married to Annie H. Metzler. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Bertha--Mrs. Reuben B. Widders, at home; and Alice--Mrs. Harry L. Diffenderfer, Neffsville, Pa.), 6 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. An infant son (Peter) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held May 14, at his late home by Henry Fox and Noah Horst and at the Hammer Creek Church by John S. Hess and Amos S. Horst. Texts, John 16:22; Rom. 14:8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weaver.--Amanda, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth (Gable) Shaum, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 27, 1860; peacefully passed away March 31, 1945; aged 84 y. 6 m. 4 d. She was afflicted with heart trouble for two years. At the age of fifteen she moved with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind., where she lived the remainder of her life. on Dec. 25, 1879, she was united in marriage to Henry M. Weaver, who preceded her in death May 7, 1938. Thirteen children were born to this union. Two daughters (Nora and Amanda) preceded her in death. She is survived by 11 children (William, Wakarusa, Ind.; Mahlon, Goshen, Ind.; John, Nappanee, Ind.; Henry S., Foraker, Ind.; Emma--Mrs. Noah Ramer, of Foraker; Ida--Mrs. Daniel Ramer, of Nappanee, at whose home she died; Harvey, of Wakarusa; Joseph Vernon, Elkhart, Ind,; Lydia--Mrs. Amos Martin, of Wakarusa; Martha--Mrs. Noah Leinbach, of Goshen; and Mary--Mrs. Mearl Buzzard, of Goshen), 46 grandchildren, 48 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Isaiah, of Goshen, and Harvey, Alanson, Mich.), one sister (Mrs. Lydia Ramer, of Wakarusa). She united with the Mennonite Church early in life and remained a faithful and devoted member until death, often expressing her desire to go home.
Wenger.--Hettie, daughter of Jacob and Anna Trissel, was born June 21, 1851; fell asleep at her home near Dayton, Va., May 6, 1945; aged 83 y. 10 m. 15 d. On Dec. 25, 1892, she was united in marriage to Perry Wenger. Surviving are her companion, 2 sons (Benjamin, Harrisonburg, Va; and Trissel, Baltimore, Md.), 5 daughters Leota--Mrs Weldon Good, of Dayton; Ella--Mrs. Samuel J. Martin, Blue Ball, Pa; Anna, Etta, and Julia, at home), 13 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in her girlhood, and at the time of her death was a member of the Old Order Mennonite Church. she did not enjoy good health for a number of years but was able to be around until the last month of her life. She now awaits a reunion with her loved ones in a land where there is no sickness or death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John D. Wenger and at the Pleasant View Old Order Mennonite Church by John D. Wenger, assisted by Harvey Horst. Text, Luke 23:28. She was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
West.--Barbara Ann, only daughter of Daniel and Rosina
Stauffer, was born July 24, 1881, near Morrison, Ill.; died at
the Providence Hospital, Portland, Oreg., Feb. 17, 1945; aged
63 y. 6 m. 23 d. For the past few years she was quite ill for
several days at times; then in December she gradually began to
get weaker. An operation was performed for gallstones, but it
was discovered that she had cancer of the liver. She lived only
twelve days afterward. She was conscious during most of the time
and a few days before her death she bade the family good-by with
a smile on her face. She bore her affliction with much patience
and expressed a desire to go home to glory. In her early teens
she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite
Church at Morrison, Ill., remaining faithful until death. On Nov.
16, 1899, she was married to Harry West. In the spring of 1905
they moved to Hubbard, Oreg. She leaves her husband, 6 children
(Gladys--Mrs. Spencer Nicer, La Center, wash; Raymond, Netarts,
Oreg,; Zelma--Mrs. Roy Kenagy, Tillamook, Oreg.; Mary--Mrs. S.
D. Hostetler, Beaver, Oreg.; Clarence, Sweet Home, Oreg.; and
Edna--Mrs. L. C. Hostetler, aurora, Oreg.), 24 grandchildren,
5 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral
services were held Feb. 20 at the Zion Mennonite church near Hubbard,
Oreg. with C. Z. Martin and C. I. Kropf in charge. Texts, Rev.
17:9; I Cor. 15:19. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Boshart.--Teddy Roscoe, son of Elmer and Dorcas (Detweiler) Boshart, was born Dec. 9, 1944; died May 22, 1945; aged 5 m. 13 d. His short life was one of bodily suffering. An autopsy revealed an enlarged heart and other abnormal conditions as the cause of his death. He is survived by his parents, one sister (Martha Fern), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Dan Boshart, La Junta, Colo.; and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Dettwiler, Denver, Colo.), and other relatives. Funeral services were conducted at the Denver Mission by E. M. Yost and at the East Holbrook Church by Edward L. Kauffman and A. M. Leatherman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis.--Amos Bushong, son of the late Isaac S. and Lydia Bushong Landis, was born in East Lampeter Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., June 4, 1860; passed away March 30, 1945, at the Oreville Mennonite Home, Lancaster Co., Pa., where he spent the last six months; aged 84 y. 9 m. 25 d. He was married to Emma Diffenbach, who with one son (Harold) preceded him in death. Surviving are one son (Ira D., of Landis Valley), one daughter (Anna Myrtle--Mrs. Jacob Bowers, of Lancaster), 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. He was in failing health for the last few years and spent the last year in bed, getting weaker and weaker until the Lord called him home. At the time of his death he was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Home Chapel, conducted by John Gochnauer and Frank Kreider. Burial was made in the East Petersburg Cemetery.
Mast.--John Zook Mast was born at Long Green, Md., Feb. 3, 1856; died April 24, 1945, at the home of his daughter (Frances Barnhart), Denbigh, Va.; aged 89 y. 2 m. 21 d. At the age of twenty-one, while on a trip to Ohio, he united with the Amish Mennonite Church. On Jan. 27, 1885, he was married to Elizabeth Nafzinger, who survives. He also leaves 5 daughters, one son, 14 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, and 2 sisters. Five small children preceded him in death. In his younger years he lived for a time at Concord, Tenn., again moving back to Long Green. In September, 1899, he moved to Virginia, where he was one of the pioneers of the colony in Warwick County and of the Providence Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home and at Providence Church, April 26, in charge of George Hostetler, Truman Brunk, and Kenneth Good. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
Miller.--G. Monroe, son of John J. and Nancy Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., March 9, 1874; died at his home near Goshen Ind., May 17, 1945; aged 71 y. 2 m. 8 d. He had a heart ailment for a number of years, but his last illness was of short duration. On Nov. 24, 1898, he was united in marriage to Anna Garber, who preceded him in death in 1911. To this union six children were born, two of whom died in infancy. In 1913, he was united in marriage to Susanna Freisner. Surviving are his wife, 4 children (Vernon, Middlebury, Ind., Ruth--Mrs. Fred Kauffman, and Esther--Mrs. William Miller, both of Goshen; and John, Portmouth, Va.), one stepdaughter (Mrs. Era Stutsman, of Goshen), 2 brothers (Josiah, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Elmer, Lagrange, Ind.), 2 sisters (Elizabeth Thompson, Elkhart, Ind.; and Laura Schrock, Tampico, Ill.), 18 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. They also provided a home for Laura Rheinsmith for about four years. At the age of eighteen he united with the Mennonite Church and continued in this faith until the Lord called him hence. He was a devoted brother in the church, always at his post of duty and helping along as opportunity afforded. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church, of which he was a member for the last thirty-one years, in charge of the home ministers. Interment was made in the Clinton Brick Cemetery.
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Miller. --Jacob J. L. Miller
was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., April 8 1862; died May 19, 1945, at the
home of a son, Emanuel, Burr Oak, Mich.; aged 83 y. 1 m. 11 d. On
April 19, 1883 he was united in marriage to Lucinda Chupp. To
this union nine children were born. His wife and three children
(Enos, Annie, and Levi) preceded him in death. He is survived by
6 children (Margaret - Mrs. Dan Bontrager, Centerville, Mich.; Emanuel
and Joni, Burr Oak, Mich.; John and Annon, Wishawaka,* Ind.; and Daniel
J., Elkhart, Ind.), 29 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, one
sister (Susie - Mrs. Sam Eash, Topeka, Ind.), and one brother (Dan,
Kalona, Iowa). Funeral services were held at the Shore Mennonite
Church, May 21, in charge of Lee Miller, assisted by J. E. Gingrich and
J. S. Hartzler.
* Should be Mishawaka
Miller. --Stillborn son of
Lester and Mary (Keener) Miller was born April 11, 1945. "The
Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the
Lord." He is survived by his parents, one brother (Kenneth), one
sister (Bette Jean), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Miller
and Mr. and Mrs. John M. Keener, Lancaster, Pa.). Interment was
made in the Millersville Mennonite Cemetery.
Ressler. --Annie E. Ressler
was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Aug. 23, 1867; died May 3, 1945; aged
77 y. 8 m. 10 d. She, with her future husband and a number of
other young people, was baptized in the fall of 1885 by the late Bishop
Benjamin Herr. On Sept. 16, 1886 she was married to Amos A.
Ressler, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Mary E. -
Mrs. R. W. Newswanger, Mrs. Stella E. Stauffer, Paul M., E. Day, and
Mrs. Anna M. Denlinger, all living in the home community), 16
grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. Early in their married
life they made Paradise their church home. Here she taught a
class of girls in the Sunday school for many years. She was among
the first to take an interest in making garments for the needy, and for
fifty years took an active interest in the Paradise Sewing
Circle. At home during the last few years she did much sewing for
charity and relief, continuing this until ten days before her
death. She suffered acute pain which was diagnosed as being
caused by gall trouble. An operation was performed in hope of
saving her life, but proved to be of no avail, and she fell peacefully
asleep. She was fully conscious of what it all meant, and was
resigned and willing to go if the Lord called. Funeral services
were conducted at the Paradise Church, May 6, by Amos Weaver, Parke
Book, and George Graham. Text, Ps. 23. Her body rests in
the cemetery near the church.
Spece. --Annie E., Daughter
of Henry and Lizzie Denling, was born April 26, 1898; died after a long
illness, athe the Lancaster, Pa., General Hospital, May 1, 1945; aged
47 y. 5 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for thirty
years. Her husband, William Spece, preceded her in death five
years ago. Surviving are 3 sons (William H., John D., and Richard
H.), her poarents, 2 brother (Lloyd E., Millersville, Pa.; and Irvin
E., Lancasteer, Pa.), and one sister (Lottie E., of Lancaster).
Funeral services were conducted at the Snyder Funeral Home by Jacob
Brubaker. Interment was made in Mellinger's Cemetery.
Jacob J. L. Miller through Annie E. Spece obituaries transcribed by
Thelma Hoover Martin - Feb. 20, 2008
Barrett.--George Eugene, adopted son of Sydney A. and Delia Barrett, was born in Oswego, N.Y., April 30, 1873; died April 2, 1945, at Iowa City, Iowa; aged 71 y. 11 m. 2 d. As a child he accompanied his parents to Nebraska, where he grew to manhood on his father's homestead. On Oct. 16, 1897, he was united in marriage to Clara E. Hayes of Gibbon, Nebr. They made their home at Gibbon for three years and then moved to Duluth, Minn. At the age of eighteen he united with the Methodist Church of Gibbon, and while living in Minnesota served as a home missionary under the Methodist Church for two years at Puposky, Minn. In January, 1911, he moved with his family to Iowa and in 1936 came to Iowa City, where he united with the Mennonite Mission congregation. He was fond of reading and also wrote a number of articles which were published in the Gospel Herald under the title, "Child of the Living God." He held the office of Mission Board Member for the Iowa City congregation for a number of years. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Mrs. Esther Romine, of Iowa City; and Mrs. Dorothy Burkett, Wellman, Iowa), one son (Milo S., Polk City, Iowa), 15 grandchildren, and 4 greatgrandchildren. One son died in infancy. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church at Iowa City, in charge of Norman Hobbs. Interment was made at Wellman, Iowa, the service being in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber.
Bender.--Annie, daughter of John M. and Catherine Bender, was born in East Zorra, Ont., Feb. 28, 1872; passed away at the home of her brother, Joseph J. Bender, April 27, 1945; aged 73 y. 1 m. 29 d. In 1877 her parents moved to Wilmot Twp. where she made her home until the death of her mother in July, 1927. Since then she made her home with her brothers, helping where she was most needed. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized by her grandfather, Bishop Joseph Ruby of the East Zorra congregation, remaining a faithful and consistent member until the end. She was of a cheerful disposition and manifested a meek and quiet spirit which is in the sight of God of great price. Surviving are 4 brothers (Joseph, John, and Moses, of Wilmot; and Samuel, of New Hamburg), one adopted sister (Catherine--Mrs. Chris K. Bender, of East Zorra), 9 nephews, and 7 nieces. Services were conducted at the home and at the East Zorra A.M. Church. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bender.--Barbara, daughter of Nicholas and Veronica (Gascho) Wagler, was born in Wilmot, Waterloo Co., Ont., Feb. 24, 1883; passed away at Stratford General Hospital, May 15, 1945; aged 63 y. 2 m. 20 d. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the Wilmot A.M. Church by her grandfather, Bishop John Gascho. On Oct. 6, 1904, she was joined in holy matrimony to David R. Bender of the East Zorra congregation. She transferred her membership to the East Zorra Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until called to her reward. She leaves her bereaved companion, 2 sons (William and Lorne, both of Wilmot Twp.), 2 daughters (Fannie--Mrs. David Lichti, on the homestead; and Mary Ann, at home), ten grandchildren, one brother (Pre. Menno Wagler, Baden, Ont.), and 2 sisters (Susanna Gingerich, of Baden; and Rebecca--Mrs. John Bender, of Wilmot). One daughter (Alma) and four grandchildren predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the home by Dan Wagler and at the East Zorra A. M. Church by Nelson Litwiller and Daniel Jutzi. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Blauch.--Elias K., son of the late Minister Henry H. and Catherine Keim Blauch, was born at Springs, Pa., May 11, 1864; died at Ravenna, Ohio, May 23, 1945; aged 81 y. 12 d. In 1888 he was married to Ida A. Maust, who preceded him in death in 1924. To this union nine children were born: Lloyd, Washington, D.C.; Morris, Aurora, Ohio; Norbert, deceased; Omar, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Orpha--Mrs. William Kline, of Ravenna; Clemens, Euclid, Ohio; Stella--Mrs. Glenn Schmucker, Canton, Ohio; Clinton, of Canton; and Minton, Willoughby, Ohio. He is survived by 8 children, 12 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one sister (Caroline Kauffman, Windber, Pa.), and one brother (Ephraim, Pinto, Md.). In 1925 he was married to Annie Beachey, who died in 1941. The family resided near Johnstown, Pa., until 1909, when they moved to Aurora, Ohio. In 1942 he went to live with his daughter, Mrs. Kline, at Ravenna. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years and was a regular attendant at services until his health failed. He was the last one of the heads of the families that established the church at Aurora. He took an active part in the construction of the buildings and often served as chorister. Funeral services were held May 26 at the Plain View Church by the home ministers.
Eicher.--Daniel S., son of Daniel and Elizabeth Eicher was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 24, 1869; died May 25, 1945; aged 76 y. 1 m. 1 d. He was born and died in the old Eicher home which was occupied by his grandfather, an emigrant, many years ago. Except for a few years, he spent his entire life in this home. On Dec. 14, 1889, he was married to Mattie S. Horst, who survives. He also leaves 2 children (Vesta Pitts and Homer, both of North Lawrence, Ohio), 5 grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. He was a faithful member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church for forty-five years. He found much pleasure in the service of his Master. Funeral services were conducted at the Pleasant View Church, May 28, by Alva Wengerd, ---------- Moody, and I. J. Buchwalter. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Greider.--Martha G., daughter of the late Benjamin and Alice Gamber Stauffer, was born Aug. 14, 1884; passed away April 19, 1945, two days after being stricken with a cerebral hemorrhage, from which she never regained consciousness; aged 60 y. 8 m. 5 d. On Nov. 17, 1904, she was united in marriage to Christian C. Greider, of Landisville, Pa., who survives. She also leaves 2 sons (Christ S. and Benjamin L.), 2 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Stehman, Mrs. Witner Neff, Mrs. Jacob Martin, and Alice), and one brother (Benjamin G.). Funeral services were held April 21, at the home by Hiram Kauffman and at the Landisville Mennonite Church, of which she was a member, by Christian Frank and Henry Lutz. Text, Matt. 24:44. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Miller.--Susannah, daughter of Benedict and Rachel Mast Miller, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Dec. 23, 1849; passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Wilburt Sommers, Tremont, Ill., May 27, 1945; aged 95 y. 5 m. 4 d. In May, 1870, she was united in marriage to Noah Y. Miller, who passed away May 23, 1900. This union was blessed with nine children, as follows: Allen H., Pekin, Ill.; Eli, deceased; Amasa Milo, Wayland, Iowa; Edna Sommers, Tremont, Ill., Lovina Mae Studer, Ashley, Mich.; Fanny Shrock, Middlebury, Ind.; Oliver, Barrington, Ill., and Oscar, Ithaca, Mich. (twins); and Nona Rachel Heiser, Pekin, Ill. She is also survived by 44 grandchildren, 78 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters (Lovina Miller, Hubbard, Oreg,; and Elmira Yoder, San Fernando, Calif), 2 brothers (Abraham and Milo, both of Eugene, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. She lived a life of devotion to her Saviour and was an unusual example of peace and contentment. Her children confided in her and were inspired by her to live a life of righteousness. She did not cease to work willingly with heart and hand until the last twenty-two months when she was confined to her bed. Strength and honor were her clothing. She opened her mouth with wisdom, and in her tongue was the law of kindness. She ate not the bread of idleness. Her children in the third generation, her neighbors, and her many friends have arisen to call her blessed. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Methodist Church of Tremont because of its capacity and convenience. The services were in charge of Samuel Ummel and Orie A. Miller, grandson of the deceased, who preached the funeral sermon. Text, Ps. 23:1. Burial was made in the Pleasant Grove Cemetery.
Smith.--Jacob, son of Valentine and Elizabeth Smith, was born Dec. 27, 1871; died at his home near Millersville, Pa., March 24, 1945, after a lingering illness of several years; aged 73 y. 2 m. 27 d. On Oct. 17, 1895, he was united in marriage to Mame L. Hackman, who preceded him in death Nov. 25, 1926. Five children were born to this union: Clarence H., Anna M.--Mrs. Benjamin G. Hess, Walter H., J. Roy, and Norman H. Besides his second wife and 5 children, he is survived by 15 grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. John Eidemiller). Four brothers and three sisters preceded him in death. He was a retired farmer. Early in life he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and with his companion united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held March 27, at his late home by John K. Charles (text, Ps. 23), and at the Millerville Mennonite Church by John E. Charles and Landie Shertzer. Text, Job 14:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Smucker.--Katie B., daughter of Gideon Y. and Maria (Yoder) Smucker, was born near Wooster, Ohio, April 10, 1870; passed away at the home of her sister, Mrs. Earl Miller, Middlebury, Ind., May 15, 1945; aged 75 y. 1 m. 5 d. Most of her life was spent in Logan and Champaign counties, Ohio. In 1887 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church near West Liberty, Ohio, remaining a faithful member until death. She was always interested in the work of the church, especially in the sewing circle. She leaves besides her sister (Mrs. Miller), 2 brothers (J. J. and J. Y. Smucker, both of West Liberty) and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Middlebury Mennonite Church by Wilbur Yoder, and also at the Oak Grove Church near West Liberty by S. D. Allgyer. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Yoder.--Wille Joe, infant son of Willis and Elizabeth (Chupp) Yoder, was born at the Goshen (Ind.) Hospital, May 27, 1945, and died eight hours later. Surviving are his parents, one sister (Carol), 3 half brothers, one half sister, one grandmother (Mrs. Susannah MIller), and many other relatives. Burial was made in the Union Chapel Cemetery, the service being in charge of D. D. Troyer and Allen Yoder.
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Dirks.--Frank, son of Jacob and Susan Dirks, was born near Durham, Kans., Oct. 9, 1888; died very suddenly at his home near Winton, Calif., May 17, 1945; aged 57 y. 7 m. 8 d. When a child he moved with his parents to Pawnee Rock, Kans., and a few years later to Greensburg, Kans., where he finished his education and began farming for himself. He leaves to mourn his departure, his loving wife (Lydia Jantz), 8 children, 2 brothers and one sister. One daughter preceded him in death. He accepted Christ as his Saviour June 20, 1911, and united with the Mennonite Church in Greensburg. Later he transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church at Winton, of which he was a member at the time of his death. During the last few weeks of his life he spent much time in prayer and Bible reading and often expressed himself as wanting to depart and be with Jesus. Funeral services were held at the Winton Church, May 24, in charge of J. P. Bontrager and L. E. Weaver. Texts, Rev. 22:20; Prov. 23:18. Burial was made in the Winton Cemetery.
Garber.--Martha M., daughter of John and Elizabeth Schertz, was born near Roanoke, Ill., Feb. 1, 1869; passed away at her home May 11, 1945; aged 76 y. 3 m. 10 d. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and remained a faithful member until death. On Dec. 5, 1905, she was united in marriage to Jacob A. Garber. Surviving are her devoted husband, 5 stepchildren (Arthur W., John H., and Randolph C., Metamora, Ill.; Martha--Mrs. J. E. Kennell and Susan--Mrs. N. D. Kennell, Eureka, Ill.), one sister (Anna--Mrs. J. J. Camp, of Roanoke), 2 brothers (J. W., of Roanoke; and E. J., Lowpoint, Ill.), 12 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. Her home was also shared with Mrs. Florence Namanny for many years. She was preceded in death by 2 brothers (Peter B. and S. D.), one sister (Susan), and 2 grandchildren. Her health was failing for several years. On May 10 she suffered a paralytic stroke and quietly and peacefully passed on to her eternal home the following day. She lived a simple, humble life and was much concerned about the spiritual welfare of her family. Funeral services were in charge of H. R. Schertz and Ben Esch.
Jantzi.--Earl, son of Bro. and Sister Jonas Jantzi, was born at New Hamburg, Ont., June 10, 1916, and lost his life when a ship was torpedoed in the Mediterranean Sea. He attended Sunday school at the First Mennonite Church. When overseas he took a different attitude toward things spiritual, which was revealed in his letters home. He leaves his bereaved parents, 2 brothers (Leslie, of Toronto, and Jonas, Jr., of Guelph), and 2 sisters (Martha and Grace--Mrs. C. Nauman, at home). Memorial services were held at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of the pastor, C. F. Derstine.
Kendig.--Harry S., son of the late Christian and Anna Shenk Kendig, was born Sept. 17, 1855; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., April 18, 1945, of cerebral thrombosis after an illness of eighteen months; aged 89 y. 7 m. 1 d. His wife preceded him in death May 3, 1940. Surviving are 3 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and one sister. He was a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at his late home by Landis Shertzer and at the Millerville Church by D. N. Gish and Jacob Hess. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lichty.--Anna, daughter of the late Henry and Kathryn Burkhart Rutt, was born May 6, 1873; entered into rest at her late home at Goodville, Pa., April 10, 1945, after a week's illness of heart trouble; aged 71 y. 11 m. 4 d. Surviving are her husband (Israel Lichty), 5 children (Harry, East Earl, Pa., Katie--Mrs. Alvin Weaver, of East Earl; Cora, at home; Emma--Mrs. Paul B. Hess, Lititz, Pa.; and Elsie--Mrs. John R. Lehman, Brewton, Ala.), 2 granddaughters, and 4 brothers (Martin, Goodville, Pa.; Aaron, New Holland, Pa.; John, Ephrata, Pa.; and Barton, Bowmansville, Pa.). One son and two daughters preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Her family will long remember her wise and just Christian counsel. Services were held April 14, at her late home and the Goodville Church, in charge of David Weaver, J. Paul Graybill, and Aaron Weaver. Burial was made in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Martin.--Susana, daughter of the late Samuel and Magdalena Horst, was born in Woolwich Township (Ontario), June 24, 1879; died April 28, 1945; aged 65 y. 10 m. 4 d. On Nov. 4, 1902, she was united in marriage to Christian R. Martin. Surviving are her husband, one adopted daughter (Leah--Mrs. George Horst), 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers (John and Daniel, of Upper Woolwich; and David and Menno, of St. Jacob's). One infant daughter preceded her in death. In her youth she was adopted by the late Tobias Martin and wife. Two brothers (Simeon Martin, of St. Jacob's, and Menno Martin, of Zurich) and one sister (Mrs. Osiah Martin) survive from this family. She was a faithful member of the St. Jacob's Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at her late home and the St. Jacob's Church, in charge of Oliver Snider and Reuben Dettwiler. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery.
Mast.-Samuel, son of Abraham and Anna (Miller) Mast, was born near Benton, Ohio, Feb. 15, 1873; passed to his reward May 11, 1945; aged 72 y. 2 m. 26 d. In the spring of 1939 he suffered a light stroke from which he partially recovered. On the evening of May 9 he suffered another attack, which caused his death. He died on the farm on which he was born, and where he spent his entire life. In his youth he united with the Martins Creek Church and remained a faithful member to the end. On. Nov. 11, 1907, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Crilow, who survives. He also leaves 2 daughters (Ila--Mrs. Roman Weavers, Millersburg, Ohio; and Elva--Mrs. Marion Krabill, Louisville, Ohio), one son (Abram, who with his family resides at the home), 8 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Catherine, of Benton; and Mrs. Eliza Snyder, of Millersburg). Three children and three sisters preceded him in death. His kindness and generosity will long be remembered by the family and all who knew him. He will be greatly missed in the home, the neighborhood, and the church. Funeral services were in charge of D. D. Miller, S. W. Sommer, and E. J. Varnes.
Nice.--Garret S., son of the late John M. and Catherine (Shoemaker) Nice, was born Sept. 10, 1864; died at his home at Harleysville, Pa., March 16, 1945, after an illness of two weeks duration; aged 80 y. 6 m. 6 d. In November, 1888, he was married to Jane Delp, who survives. He also leaves an adopted daughter (Edna--Mrs. Jacob Clemmer), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers (John S. and Edwin S., both of Souderton, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Amelia Ruth, Lansdale, Pa.; and Emma--Mrs. Abram L. Landis, of Harleysville). An infant daughter preceded him in death. He united with the Mennonite Church in young manhood and remained faithful to the end. He was active in Sunday-school, mission, and charitable work. Funeral services were held March 21, at the Home by Rein Alderfer and Elmer Moyer and at the Salford Church by Jacob Clemens and John Lapp. Texts, Rev.14:13; Heb. 4:9. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Plank.--Levi Frank, son of Samuel and Bena Plank, was born near Topeka, Ind., Dec. 1, 1860; departed this life May 21, 1945; aged 84 y. 6 m. 20 d. At an early age he moved with his parents to Wayne Co., Ohio, where he lived until his decease, with the exception of one year spent in Logan Co., Ohio. On Dec. 24, 1885, he was married to Lydia Smucker, who survives. He also leaves one daughter (Isa Rich), 3 sisters (Mrs. Amanda Kauffman, West Liberty, Ohio; Mrs. Alva Lantz, Topeka, Ind.; and Mrs. John Kropf, Orrville, Ohio), and one brother (Samuel, Huntingdon, W. Va.). As a young man he accepted Christ as his Lord and Master and became a member of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, remaining loyal and faithful to the end. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church by the home ministers. Texts, John 14:1-6; Luke 2:29, 30. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Schertz.--Lucinda A., daughter of Christian H. and Anna Schertz, was born in Metamora Township (Illinois), Nov. 5, 1872; passed away after a lingering illness at her home near Metamora, Ill, March 27, 1945; aged 72 y. 4 m. 22 d. Her departure brought to an end a long life of useful service which was given unsparingly. Neighbors and friends learned to appreciate the spirit in which she helped them when help was needed. She had a deep love for children and they were always welcome in her home. Her ready smile and pleasant greeting won for her a wide circle of friends. She accepted Christ as her Saviour at an early age and united with the Metamora Mennonite Church, where she served her Lord in a quite, unassuming manner, attending services regularly until failing health made it necessary for her to remain in her home. Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Alvina Imhoff and Mrs. Evelyn Steinkraus) and 2 brothers (Ed C., of Metamora; and Mark, Tucson, Ariz.). Her parents, 3 sisters (Anna, Lena, and Susan), and one brother (William) preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home and the Metamora Church by H. R. Schertz. Interment was made in Stewart-Harmony Cemetery, northeast of Metamora.
Smucker.--Curtis Eugene, son of Wilbert and Emma Smucker, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, Aug. 13, 1941; departed this life June 5, 1945; aged 3 y. 9 m. 22 d. He had a sweet disposition and radiated sunshine to his playmates and friends. Even the doctors and attendants marveled at his patience and endurance during his intense suffering at the Mary Rutan Hospital. He was an active boy whose childish laughter and mischief will be greatly missed in the home. Although it is hard to part with him, we realize that God wanted to pluck a beautiful bud in the springtime. He is survived by his sorrowing parents, 2 brothers (Russell and Ronald), and his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Smucker, West Liberty, Ohio; and Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Brenneman, Elida, Ohio). Funeral services were conducted at the Congregational Christian Church. Interment was made in the Fairview Cemetery.
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Beck.--Caroline, daughter of the late Eli and Elizabeth (Schlatter) Yoder, was born in Allen Co., Ind., Sept. 17, 1881; passed away at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind., June 12, 1945; aged 63 y. 9 m. 25 d. On Feb. 19, 1903, she was married to Simon H. Beck, who departed this life seven months ago. Four children were born to this union: Eldina--Mrs. Max Heller, who passed away in 1940; Virgil, of Cedarville; Fern, Mrs. Irvin Eicher, Sarasota, Fla.; and Dale, Pettisville, Ohio. She also leaves 9 grandchildren, 6 brothers and 2 sisters (Emma Stuckey, Solomon, Levi, and Eli, of Allen Co.; Albert and Noah, Auburn, Ind.; Fannie, of Allen Co.; and Ervin, of Auburn), besides many other relatives and friends. At the age of thirteen she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. She served as Sunday-school teacher for many years and also took an active part in the sewing circle. As a deacon's wife she filled her place well. Her presence and friendly smile will be missed in home and church. She was ill for over two years and all was done that human hands could do, but the all-wise God saw fit to call her over yonder. Funeral services were held June 15, at the home by Perry A. Heller and at the Leo Mennonite Church by S. J. Miller, assisted by Oscar Hostetler, Edward Frey, and S. C. Yoder. Burial was made in the Leo Cemetery.
Brunk.--Thornton Eugene, son of Herman and Virginia Brunk, was born June 18, 1939; died by suffocation in a fire that partly destroyed his home, May 27, 1945; aged 5 y. 11 m. 9 d. He is survived by his parents, 2 sisters, 2 half brothers, one half sister, paternal grandparents, maternal grandfather, and a number of uncles and aunts. Funeral services were conducted May 30 at the Warwick River Church, Denbigh, Va., by Truman H. and George R. Brunk.
Gerber.--Joseph, son of Benjamin and Mary (Swartz) Gerber, was born near Harper, Kans., Jan. 9, 1888; passed away at the Joslin Hospital, June 5, 1945, after five days of intense suffering; aged 57 y. 4 m. 27 d. In his youth he united with the Pleasant Valley Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. On Feb. 4, 1915, he was united in marriage to Ida May Yoder. The following eight children were born to this union: Eula Fern, who died at the age of eleven; Clarence Edwin, who died at the age of four weeks; Earl, at home; Lela, a student nurse at Hutchinson, Kans.; Marion, in the South Pacific; Leona, Emery, and Clayton, at home. His parents, one sister (Sarah), and one brother (Daniel) preceded him in death. One brother (Edward) and 3 sisters (Mrs. R. M. Weaver, Amanda, and Lena), all of Harper, also remain to mourn his passing. He was a faithful husband and a good father. Funeral services were held at the home and the church, in charge of W. R. Nafziger and Harold Summerfield. Text, 1 Cor. 15:53-55. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Hoover.--Leonard W., only son of Peter R. and Mary Williamson Hoover, was born Jan. 21, 1884; passed away peacefully at his home near Markham, Ont., June 13, 1945; aged 61 y. 4 m. 23 d. As a young man he united with the Wideman Mennonite Church and served his Lord faithfully throughout life. On Jan. 31, 1906, he was united in marriage to Susanna Wideman. Eight children were born to this union: Etta--Mrs. Aaron Grove, Eva--Mrs. Harvey Burkholder, Ernest, Mary, Ada, Maurice and Leonard (twins), and Willis all living at or near home. There are also ten grandchildren. For many years he was active in the Sunday school as superintendent and chorister. On Oct. 11, 1914, he was ordained to the ministry by Bishop Jonas Snider of Waterloo, Ont., and served faithfully as minister of the Wideman congregation as long as health permitted. Even though he was handicapped by poor health most of his life, yet God used him marvelously in the work of the church. He had good executive ability, which was much needed and appreciated by the younger ministers who assisted in the pastorate. His counsels will be missed, but his kindly and practical suggestions will be remembered by all. Funeral services were held at the Wideman Church, in charge of Emerson McDowell and A. Lewis Fretz (text, Phil. 1:21), assisted by S. F. Coffman and Moses Roth. Testimonies were also given by the fellow ministers in the Markham district and several visiting ministers from Waterloo County. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kauffman.--Katie A., daughter of the late Samuel and Katie Plank, was born Oct. 6, 1869; passed away May 19, 1945; aged 75 y. 7 m. 13 d. For a number of years she was afflicted with heart trouble. In early girlhood she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 24, 1891, she was united in marriage to D. K. Zook, who preceded her in death June 21, 1901. Four children were born to this union, two of whom (Sadie and Effie) also preceded her in death. Surviving are Mrs. Lydia Esh, Belleville, Pa.; and David M. Zook, West Liberty, Ohio. On March 29, 1904, she was united in marriage to David D. Kauffman, who passed away Dec. 10, 1924. To this union was born one daughter (Ruth--Mrs. Elrose Yoder), with whom she resided. Funeral services were held at the home by Joshua B. Zook and at the church by Eli K. Zook and Raymond Peachey. Interment was made in the cemetery nearby.
Keller.--Ronald Joseph, youngest son of Emil and Anna (Roth) Keller, was born at Eureka, Ill., Dec. 2, 1935; passed away suddenly following a tonsillectomy, June 7, 1945; aged 9 y. 6 m. 5 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Robert and Roger), 3 sisters (Dorothy, Carol, and Joanne), his grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. John Keller, Sr.), and a number of uncles, aunts, and cousins. He was a regular attendant at Sunday school and faithfully learned his memory work, for which he received a New Testament. He often said he wanted to be a missionary when he grew up. He will be missed by the family, but they submit to their heavenly Father who doeth all things well. Funeral services were in charge of Ezra B. Yordy, assisted by John L. Harnish. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Miller.--John E., son of John S. and Lydia (Eash) Miller, was born near Davidsville, Pa., Oct. 11, 1857; peacefully passed to his eternal home, March 1, 1945, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Homer J. Mishler, near Lagrange, Ind.; aged 87 y. 4 m. 20 d. For nearly fifteen months he was confined to his bed most of the time. On Feb. 22 his condition became critical and life gradually ebbed until quietly a deep sleep of the Lord fell upon him. On June 18, 1882, he was united in marriage to Amanda Johns, who passed away Sept. 27, 1942. They shared with each other the joys and sorrows, the comforts and misfortunes of life for a little over sixty years. To the union were born seven sons and three daughters: Cora--Mrs. Ezra Frey, Archbold, Ohio; Freddie, who died at the age of three; Melvin, who died in infancy; John S., Shipshewana, Ind,; Lydia--Mrs. Homer J. Mishler, Lagrange, Ind.; Emma, who died in 1920; Roy, Ligonier, Ind,; Payson, Hartford, Conn.; Claude, of Shipshewana; and Ralph, Tiffin, Ohio. He also leaves 33 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Daniel J., Nappanee, Ind.). Eight grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church for more than sixty years and was active in the work of the Sunday school about fifty years. For eighteen years he served as treasurer of the church. He was a great lover of singing and served as one of the song leaders of the church during his active years. He was a devoted student of the Bible, having read the Old Testament twelve times and the New Testament thirty-nine times. He took seriously the vocation of parenthood and wove his life deeply into the life of his family. At his death we sorrow, yet we humbly and submissively say, "Thou, Lord, doeth all things well."
Reist.--Donald Earl, stillborn son of Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Reist, New Hamburg, Ont., was born May 30, 1945. Brief funeral services were held the same day at the Conestoga Cemetery by Roy S. Koch. He is survived by his father, mother, and one brother (LeRoy). "Our disappointment is God's appointment."
Shearer.--Byron Arthur, son of the late Samuel W. and Elizabeth Shearer, was born at Cullom, Ill., Nov.1, 1877; passed away at the Veteran's Hospital, Los Angeles, Calif., June 4, 1945; aged 67 y. 7 m. 3 d. In 1894 he moved with his parents to Minnesota, where he spent most of his life. Surviving are 4 brothers (Harry M., Sherburn, Minn; Charles E., St. Paul, Minn.; Russel and Weslie, Jackson, Minn.), one sister (Mary Harder, Upland, Calif.), and a number of nieces and nephews. His body was returned to Jackson, Minn., accompanied by his sister and her husband. Services were conducted at the Alpha Mennonite Church by N. E. Landis and C. J. Garber. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery at Jackson.
Snyder.--Sue R., daughter of the late Joseph and Lavina Royer Bender, was born June 1, 1871; died June 6, 1945; aged 74 y. 5 d. On Oct. 15, 1894, she was united in marriage to Levi E. Snyder, who survives. Six children were born to this union: John, who died in infancy; Emma--Mrs. H. W. Stauffer, Manheim, Pa.; Levi, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Irvin, Lititz, Pa.; Suie and Mary E., at home. She also leaves 9 grandchildren, one great-grandson, and one brother (Joseph). Several grandchildren preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of Erisman's Mennonite Church. Although she is at rest, her influence lives on. Funeral services were held June 9 at Erisman's Church, in charge of Martin Metzler, Homer Bomberger, and Henry Lutz. Texts, Phil. 1:21-23; Heb. 12:14. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Ulrich.--Christian M., son of David and Anna (Reeser) Ulrich, was born near Eureka, Ill., Jan. 29, 1879; departed this life May 6, 1945; aged 66 y. 3 m. 9 d. Death was caused by a malignant tumor. He suffered intense pain, especially the last week of his life, but he never complained. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to the end. On Jan. 7, 1904, he was united in marriage to Elizabeth Ann Schertz, who preceded him in death in February, 1926. To this union eleven children were born: Ralph, Loren, Wilmer, and Clayton, of Eureka; Richard, Dayton, Va.; Lorene--Mrs. Ezra Wagner, and Reva--Mrs. Wilbur Noe, Chenoa, Ill.; Mona--Mrs. Camiel Schooner, Peoria, Ill,; Elizabeth--Mrs. Arthur Garber, Roanoke, Ill.; Robert, Pensacola, Fla.; and Marvin, in the Marianas. On March 9, 1930, he was united in marriage to Martha J. Garber, who tenderly cared for him during his illness. He leaves to mourn his departure, his widow, 11 children, 12 grandchildren, 6 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Schertz, Mrs., William Schrock, Mrs. E. E. Schertz, Mrs. John Harnish, of Eureka; Mrs. Amos Schertz, Falfurrias, Texas; and Mrs. Emma Schertz, Dewey, Ill.), 3 brothers (Peter, David, and Emmanuel, of Eureka), and many other relatives and friends. His father, mother, and one sister (Anna) preceded him in death. During his illness he expressed his readiness to meet his Saviour and often prayed that He would come and take him home. Funeral services were in charge of J. A. Heiser, assisted by Ezra B. Yordy. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Wagler.--Michael, son of Jacob and Adaline (Miller) Wagler, was born near Loogoote, Ind., May 20, 1891; passed away May 10, 1945; aged 53 y. 11 m. 20 d. He had been in poor health for some time. On July 17, 1917, he was united in marriage to Cora C. Evers. To this union nine children were born. One son and two daughters preceded him in death. Surviving are his sorrowing companion and the following children: Menno J., U. S. Navy; Paul D., U. S. Army; Lena N., Ruth K., Ray D., and Ada Mae, at home; also one granddaughter, 3 brothers (Menno, Uniontown, Ohio; Sam and Nicholas, Loogootee, Ind.), 3 sisters (Mrs. Levi Garber, Mrs. Lena Kemp, and Adaline Wagler, all of Loogootee), and many other relatives and friends. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and was seldom absent when health permitted. He will be sadly missed in the home, the church, and the community. Funeral services were conducted by D. F. Shenk, Sheridan, Oreg., and James Bucher, Portland, Oreg. Texts, Jno. 14:18; Jas. 4:14, 15. Interment was made in the new Mennonite cemetery.
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