Gospel Herald Obituaries - March, 1945

| Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4 | Week 5 |


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 48 - March 2, 1945 - pages 975, 976.

Baker. --- Annie, daughter of David and Catharine Baker, was born at Leitersburg, Md.; died Jan. 21, 1945; at the home of Harvey S. Grove, Hanover, Pa. She was sick a very short time, death being due to a heart attack. At the age of seven years, she was placed in the home of John A. Miller. Later she lived in the following homes: John C. Miller, Hagerstown, Md.; Martin Baer, of Hagerstown (later of York Co.); Samuel Witmer, Hanover, Pa.; and Harvey S. Grove, where she lived the last twelve years. (Mrs. Grove was the daughter of Martin Baer.) She was a member of the Mennonite Church, and held with the class of small children in the Sunday school for thirty-two years. She is missed very much by the members of the Grove family, and will long be remembered for the kind acts she did while in their home. Funeral services were held at the Grove home and at Blair's Church, Hanover, in charge of Richard Danner and Amos Shank. Text, Prov. 31:31. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Bender. --- Ida, daughter of the late Elias and Elizabeth (Miller) Hershberger, was born July 9, 1876 near Salisbury, Pa.; died on the homestead where she was born and resided all her life, Feb. 6, 1945; aged 68 y. 6 m. 27 d. On Oct. 11, 1898, she was married to Christian W. Bender. To this union nine children were born. She is survived by her husband, 8 children (Floyd and Omar, Meyersdale, Pa.; Lena - wife of Ernest Yoder; Myra - wife of Omar Maust; Harvey; and Verda - wife of Simon D. Beachy, all of Salisbury, Pa.; Della - wife of Ivan J. Miller, Grantsville, Md.; and Fannie, at home), 47 grandchildren, one foster grandson, 2 brothers (Joel and Harvey, Meyersdale, Pa.), 2 sisters (Ada, San Gabriel, Calif.; and Cora - wife of Christian J. Bender, Fresno, Calif.), and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one son (Lewis), one grandchild, and the following brothers and sisters: Annie - wife of Peter Shetler; Sarah - wife of Jonas D. Yoder; Norman, John, Milton, Mary, Lloyd, and Amanda. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and was received as a member of the Amish Mennonite Church through water baptism, Sept. 4, 1892. At the same time sixteen others were baptized, including the one who later became her life companion. She was a faithful, consistent disciple of the Saviour whom she loved. In her many duties as a companion to a bishop in the church and as a mother and grandmother of a large family, she served with a steady zeal and a quiet, consistent life. Her influence for good touched many lives. The last year of her life was nearly all spent in bed under much physical suffering, due to an ailing heart and other complications. Her patience and fortitude under these conditions were an inspiration to others. She expressed her desire to go home to be with her Savior. We sorrow not as others who have no hope. Our grief is tempered with the sure confidence that she has now exchanged this house of clay for a mansion in her Father's house. Gratefully we accepted the blessing of her useful life; humbly we submit as she returns to her Creator. Services were conducted Feb. 10, at the home by Shem Peachey, and at the Oak Dale Meetinghouse by Noah Brennenman in German and J. B. Miller in English, assisted by J. L. Mast and Emanuel B. Peachey, Belleville, Pa., and Nevin Bender, Greenwood, Del. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, where services were in charge of Shem Peachey.

Hershey. --- Ella A., daughter of Jacob and Harriet Nissly Hostetter, was born near Manheim, Pa., May 20, 1870; died Nov. 21, 1944; aged 74 y. 6 m. On May 21, 1891, she was married to Henry H. Hershey, who survives. She also leaves 9 children (Mabel - wife of Daniel Eshleman, of Manheim; Harry; Dorothy - wife of Amos L. Keener; Paul, and Frank, all of Lititz, Pa.; Mary - wife of Amos K. Martin, Mt. Joy, Pa.; Clara - wife of A. Roy Landis, Adamstown, Pa.; and Esther and Martha, at home), 25 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and one brother (C. N. Hostetter, of Lititz). She was preceded in death by one son and one daughter (Grace). She was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years, and we do well to profit by her teaching and example. Mother's health was failing for several years, but she bore it patiently, and when health permitted attended services and went about her home duties. We humbly submit to His will. Funeral services were held at the home and the Lititz Church Nov. 24, in charge of Amos S. Horst, John S. Hess, Harry Shreiner, and Howard Charles. She was laid to rest in Hess Cemetery.

Martin. --- Daniel H., son of the late Samuel H. and Nancy Metzler Martin, was born near Benton, Ohio; died in the hospital from severe burns which he received eight weeks before, Feb. 3, 1945; aged 85 y. 10 m. 25 d. On Nov. 13, 1879, he was united in marriage to Mary Koppes, who preceded him in death July 5, 1891. Four children were born to them: Ira S., Sterling, Ohio; Nettie (Mrs. William White), of Medina Co., Ohio; Mahlon H., Massillon, Ohio; and Pearly (Mrs. Levi Senger), who died in 1917. On Oct. 25, 1892, he was married to Carolyn Bengelsdorf, who passed away in July, 1941. Besides his children, he leaves one brother (E. S. Martin, Burton City, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. His only sister (Naomi - wife of Abram B. Horst) passed away six years ago. He united with the Church of the Brethen in his youth and remained faithful until the end. Funeral services were held at the Paradise Church, near Wooster, Ohio (his home church for many years), by Robert Mumaw, D. R. McFadden, and J. A. Liechty.

Pickell. --- Howard M., son of Samuel and Sarah Todd Pickell, was born March 9, 1876, in Lancaster Co., Pa.; passed away at his home at Lampeter, Pa., Feb. 1, 1945; aged 68 y. 10 m. 23 d. He united with the Mennonite Church in his earlier years and remained faithful to the end. Four years ago he met with an accident, which resulted in blood poison. As a result of an operation, his left hand was crippled, and he was not able to work. At the last he had intense pain, but his death was a peaceful one. In his last hours he expressed his trust in the Lord. He is survived by his wife (Anna Stauffer Pickell), 4 sons (Larren, Millersville, Pa.; Ralph H., Willow Street, Pa.; Carl, Lancaster, Pa.; and Earl, Landisville, Pa.), 2 daughters (Nora - wife of Earl L. Herr, of Lampeter; and Edna - wife of Ira Ressler, Quarryville, Pa.), 9 grandchildren, 3 brothers, one sister, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Willow Street Mennonite Church by Jacob T. Harnish. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Schrock. --- Christian J., son of John J. and Magdalena Miller Schrock, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Sept. 10, 1877; passed away Jan. 25, 1945, as a result of an automobile accident which he suffered two days before; aged 67 y. 4 m. 16 d. As a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. On June 14, 1901, he was united in marriage to Katie Yoder. This union was blessed with five children. Two sons and one daughter preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife, 2 daughters (Ida - Mrs. Daniel R. Miller, Goshen, Ind.; and Alice - Mrs. Ray Miller, Middlebury, Ind.), 2 grandchildren (Elva Berdean Wysong and Virginia Maribelle Miller, both of Goshen), 2 brothers (John, Topeka, Ind.; and Joni, of Goshen), 4 sisters (Mrs. Steve Yoder, Middlefield, Ohio; Mrs. Reuben Schrock, Plain City, Ohio; Mrs. David Yoder, Yoder, Kans.; and Mrs. John D. Miller, of Topeka), and a large circle of relatives and friends. Frank Kyle to whom they gave a home also survives. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Frame Church, near Goshen, by Ira S. Johns and D. D. Troyer. Interment was made in the Clinton Union Cemetery.

Shaffer. --- John Shaffer, was born March 18, 1856; died Feb. 2, 1945, at the home of his granddaughter, Mrs. Fred Rock, Pond Bank, Pa.; aged 88 y. 10 m. 14 d. He was a forest ranger for thirty-nine years, but retired several years ago. Last summer at our revival services he confessed Christ publicly and showed evidences of a changed life. We trust he has gone home to be with the Lord. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. William Kepler, Baltimore, Md.; Mrs. Adam Brown, Greenwood; Mrs. Chester Grooms, Samuel, Mrs. George Staley, Felix, Thomas, and Joseph, all of Pond Bank; and Mrs. Calvin Mowery, Chambersburg, Pa. He also leaves 36 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the home of Fred Rock and at the Pond Bank Mennonite Church on Feb. 5 by Harvey E. Shenk. Text, Isa. 35:8. Interment was made in the Lutheran Cemetery at Pond Bank.

White. --- Sarah Catharine White was born May 14, 1876, near Job, W. Va.; died Jan. 27, 1945, at the home of her niece at Hazelwood, W. Va.; aged 68 y. 8 m. 13 d. Her husband, Martin White, preceded her in death fifteen years ago. Surviving are 5 sons, 2 daughters, one brother, one sister, 23 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for forty-nine years. She was afflicted with inward cancer and suffered much in the last few years. Although she had a desire to get well, she was resigned - willing that the Lord's will be done. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church Jan. 29, in charge of Hiram Weaver, R. W. Benner, and Oliver Keener. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Wadel. --- John Peter, son of the late Samuel and Barbara Martin Wadel, was born near Shippensburg, Pa., Oct. 1, 1876; passed away Feb. 10, 1945; aged 68 y. 4 m. 9 d. On Jan. 10, 1899, he was married to Katie Nye, who survives. He also leaves 9 children (Mrs. Clarence M. Snader, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Harry, Laban, and Amelia, of Shippensburg; Mrs. Harry Ebersole, Mrs. Norman Lehman, Mrs. Robert Crider, and Noah, of Chambersburg, Pa.; and Norman, Scotland, Pa.), 19 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 sisters (Mrs. Samuel Bricker, Mrs. David Myers, and Fanny, all of Chambersburg), and one brother (Adam, Atlantic City, N.J.). Father was a meek and humble follower of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He had a strong conviction against pride and worldliness, and many were the timely admonitions given to us. He was a member of the Rowe Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were in charge of Daniel Kuhns and Harvey Musser. Texts, Heb. 11:4b; Acts 13:63. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Wenger. --- Adam, son of Jacob and Hannah Brenneman Wenger, was born near Greenmount, Va., Feb. 9, 1892; died after a thirty-minute heart attack, while visiting at the home of his son Abram near Fentress, Va., Jan. 25, 1945; aged 82 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Dec. 4, 1888, he was married to Amanda Rohrer, who preceded him in death in 1941. To this union eleven children were born: Mattie - wife of Will Ziegler, Denbigh, Va.; Israel (who was killed in an automobile accident in 1927); Abram, of Fentress; Lena - wife of Edwin Weaver, Salem, Ohio; Amos, Harrisonburg, Va.; Stella - wife of Frank Good, Dayton, Va.: Hannah - wife of Enos Witmer, Salem, Ohio; Joseph, Norge, Va.; Edith - wife of John R. Martin, Dalton, Ohio; Anna Mary - wife of Abram Rohrer, Davison, Mich.; and David, Columbiana, Ohio. They lived in Rockingham and Augusta counties, Virginia, until 1910, when they moved to a farm near Columbiana, Ohio, where they spent the remaining years of their married life. The last two years he made his home with his daughter Mattie. He is also survived by 2 sisters (Mrs. Barbara Andes, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Mrs. Katie Brunk, Denbigh, Va.), one brother (Timothy, Fentress, Va.), 51 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in early manhood and later transferred his membership to the Church of God in Christ Mennonite. He had a great concern for the welfare of his children and grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted at the Warwick River Mennonite Church near Denbigh, Va., Jan. 27, by his nephews, Truman H. and George R. Brunk, who used for a text one of his favorite scriptures - Ps. 139:23, 24. His body was then taken to Mahoning County, Ohio, where services were conducted by C. L. Gearig, who used the same text. He was laid to rest in the Pleasant View Cemetery.

Yoder. - Emma Jane (Kaufman) Yoder, wife of S. K. Yoder, was born in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa., July 31, 1878; quietly passed away at her home not far from the place of her birth, Jan. 5, 1945; aged 66 y. 5 m. 5 d. She had been confined to her home for almost three years, due to illness. She is survived by her husband, 3 sons (Ervin, Los Angeles, Calif.; Ralph and Earl, at home), one daughter (Carrie - wife of David K. Yoder, Huntingdon Co., Pa.), and 5 grandchildren. She was a faithful member of the Stahl Mennonite Church since her youth and was always present at services as long as she was able to attend.

Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida

UP


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 49 - March 9, 1945 - pages 1006, 1007.

Blosser. --- Annie, daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Weldy) Blosser, was born Oct. 27, 1878, at Versailles, Mo.; died of rheumatic fever, Feb. 11, 1945; aged 66 y. 3 m. 14 d. She was a patient at the Logansport (Ind.) State Hospital the last fifteen years, being bedfast the last three months. At the age of thirteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful to Him until death. In her departure she leaves 3 brothers (Samuel, Goshen, Ind.; Henry, Wakarusa, Ind.; and Joseph, Tampico, Ill.) and one sister (Della - Mrs. Joseph Gingerich, Sheffield, Ill.). Funeral services were conducted Feb. 14 at the Olive Mennonite Church, near Wakarusa, Ind., by Silas Weldy and Clarence Shank. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Bowman. --- Susanna E., daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Y. Shantz, was born in North Dumfries, April 5, 1862; died suddenly at her home in Kitchener, Ont.; aged 82 y. She was a member of the First Mennonite Church. Her husband, Moses C. Bowman, passed away April 28, 1933. Surviving are 4 sons (Alvah S. and Edwin S., Guernsey, Sask.; Henry S. and Moses S., of Kitchener), one daughter (Melinda, of Kitchener), 2 brothers (Daniel, of Kitchener, and Franklin, Wenatchee, Wash.), and 15 grandchildren. Four sisters and six brothers predeceased her. She was a faithful Christian and a real helpmeet in a pastor's responsibility. She was known for her kindliness and hospitality. She will be greatly missed in the church, city, and community, as well as by the family. Funeral services were in charge of the pastor, C. F. Derstine. Text, Num. 23:10 - "The Victorious End of the Righteous." The brethren S. F. Coffman, M. Hallman, ad Merle Shantz spoke tributes to the departed.

Cripe. --- Sarah Grabill Cripe, daughter of Joseph and Anna Weaver, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 24, 1862; died after an illness of one week, Feb. 11, 1945; aged 82 y. 8 m. 16 d. In early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, where she attended when possible until death. On March 15, 1885, she was married to Noah Grabill, who preceded her in death Aug. 4, 1919. On Dec. 7, 1929, she married Amos Cripe, who also preceded her. Surviving are the following children: Joseph and Jacob Grabill, Elkhart, Ind.; Mrs. Grover Maurer, John Grabill, and Francis Grabill (stepson), Goshen, Ind.; Charles Grabill and Mrs. Eli Whirledge, Syracuse, Ind.; and Mrs. F. G. Sellman, Akron, Ohio; also 32 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and 4 sisters (Mrs. Nancy Cover, La Junta, Colo.; Mrs. Clara Eash and Mrs. Emma Sarver, Middlebury, Ind.; and Mrs. Naomi Lehman, Goshen, Ind.). Also preceding her in death were three infant daughters and Cordella Grabill Toppings, who passed away four years ago. Funeral services were held at the Clinton Brick Church Feb. 14 by J. S. Hartzler and Samuel S. Miller. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Eichelberger. --- John Eichelberger was born in Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 28, 1862; died at the home of his son George, Paxton, Ill., Feb. 9, 1945; aged 82 y. 11 m. 8 d. He came to America as a young many and settled in Tazewll Co., Ill. Later he moved to Paxton, where in 1892 he was united in marriage to Maria Sepp, who preceded him in death in March, 1940. Surviving are 4 children (Carl Sepp and Mrs. Leroy Good, Rantoul, Ill.; Mrs. Arthur Good and George Eichelberger, Paxto, Ill.), one sister (Mrs. Mary Rentsch, Cissna Park, Ill.), 23 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church, in charge of J. A. Heiser. Text, Ps. 16:6. Burial was made in the East Bend Cemetery.

Heiser. --- Ardith LaRue, stillborn daughter of Raymond and Hilda (Schertz) Heiser, was buried Jan. 9. Graveside services were held at the East Bend Cemetery, Fisher, Ill., by J. A. Heiser. She is survived by her parents, one brother (Lowell Ray), 2 grandmothers, one grandfather, and other relatives.

Jossi. --- Barbara, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary Krabill Becher, was born near Harrisburg, Ohio, March 20, 1860; died after a short illness due to complications, at her home near Louisville, Ohio, Feb. 21, 1945; aged 84 y. 11 m. 1 d. In 1878 she was united in marriage to Jacob Kropf, who preceded her in death. To this union eight children were born. On march 10, 1906, she was married to Fred Jossi. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Beech Mennonite Church. After her marriage to Mr. Jossi she made her church home in the Lutheran Church at Sandyville, Ohio, until Dec. 18, 1944, when she was again received into the fellowship of the Beech Church. She was a devoted wife and mother and will be greatly missed in the home. Surviving are her husband, 4 daughters (Mrs. Lizzie Schultz, Mrs. Arnold Jossi, Mrs. Walter Kandel, and Mrs. Florin Johnson), 4 sons (Joseph, Henry, Amos, and Jacob), 31 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren, and her oldest brother (Christian Becher), with many other relatives and friends. Besides her parents and first husband, she was preceded in death by 3 brothers (Joseph, John, and Daniel), one sister (Lydia - Mrs. Jonas Conrad), and 5 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Beech Church Feb. 25, in charge of O. N. Johns. Text, Luke 23:43. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Kauffman. --- Henry M., son of Samuel and Barbara (Matthews) Kauffman, was born in Clinton Twp., Elkhart Co., Ind., July 7, 1862; died of cancer Feb. 20, 1945; aged 82 y. 8 m. 16 d. Because of the nature of the disease his suffering was intense, especially during the last weeks. His parents came from Switzerland. He spent all his life in the community in which he was born, and was the last member of the family to be called home. He united with the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church in his early twenties and was a faithful member until the Lord called him home. On Aug. 3, 1884, he was united in marriage to Fannie Baumgartner. To this union were born five sons and 5 daughters. His wife and six children (John, Lydia, Jesse, Rosa, Wilma, and Willis) preceded him in death. He is survived by the following children: Mrs. Celesta Hoover, Goshen, Ind.; Amsa, Premont, Texas; Alvin and Carrie, of Goshen. During the past year he often expressed his desire to pass on and be with the Lord. He did not want to be a burden to those who so lovingly cared for him. And so, as becometh a Christian, he suffered patiently to the very last. Funeral services were held Feb. 24 at the Clinton Brick Church by Oscar S. Hostetler, Amos Nussbaum, and Samuel S. Miller. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Lugbill. --- Mary, daughter of Christian and Catherine Richard Lugbill, was born March 10, 1856, in France; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at the home of her niece, Mrs. Myron Nafziger, south of Archbold, Ohio, Oct. 2, 1944; aged 88 y. 6 m. 22 d. Even though her physical body was somewhat frail, she enjoyed very good health all through her life. Her last illness was of only a few weeks' duration, due to the infirmities of old age. At the age of sixteen she came with her parents to the United States, settling in Allen Co., Ind., where she spent practically the remainder of her life. At the age of fourteen she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received as a member of the Amish Mennonite Church in France. When she came to this country, she united with the Amish Mennonite Church near Leo, Ind., remaining faithful until death. She was the oldest member of the Leo congregation at the time of her death. She was a devoted Christian, zealous for the cause of Christ. Some forty years of her life were spent in rendering service to those she could assist as a hired girl. The last thirty years she lived alone in her home in Leo. She was preceded in death by her parents, 4 brothers, 4 sisters, 3 nephews, and 5 nieces. Surviving are 12 nephews and 7 nieces, besides many other relatives, neighbors, and friends. Funeral services were held Oct. 5, at the home of Myron Nafziger by E. B. Frey, and at the Lockport Mennonite Church by S. J. Miller, assisted by Walter Stuckey. Text, Heb. 9:27. Interment was made in the Lockport Cemetery.

Lyndaker. --- Arthur, son of Christian and Katie (Moser) Lyndaker, was born at Croghan, N.Y., Sept. 9, 1913; died Jan. 8, 1945; aged 31 y. 3 m. 30 d. He leaves to mourn his departure 5 brothers (John, Paul, Joseph, and Amos, of Croghan, and Ednor, Clear Spring, Md., C.P.S. Camp) and one sister Ruth - Mrs. Elmer Widrick, of Croghan). One brother preceded him in death. He was inducted into camp at Wells Tannery, Pa., in December, 1942. On April 10, 1944, he was transferred to the camp at Hill City, S. Dak., where he met his death. On the afternoon of Jan. 8 he took a bulldozer into timber to push trees for firewood. When he did not return at the time he was expected, his fellow workers went to find him, finding him badly injured. Apparently he was trying to push over a dead pine tree. Instead of the tree falling away from the machine, it fell on the machine, hitting him and causing a broken back and internal injuries. He was taken to camp, where first aid was given him, and then rushed to the hospital, but he died on the way. After a service at the camp the following day, his body was shipped to his home at Croghan, where funeral services were held Jan. 13 at the Amish Church, of which he was a member, in charge of Allen Gingerich and Chris Nafziger. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller. --- Catherine, daughter of Samuel J. and Elizabeth Yoder Beachey, was born Feb. 16, 1852; died Feb. 21, 1945; aged 93 y. 5 d. On Dec. 12, 1878, she was united in marriage to Elias S. Miller. The following children survive her: Norman, Grantsville, Md.; Nannie - Mrs. Hiram Wingard, Johnstown, Pa.; Tillie - Mrs. Charles Killius, Springs, Pa.; Mrs. Mintie Stevanus, Johnstown, Pa.; Harry, Goshen, Ind.; and Irwin and Eunice, at home. She was preceded in death by her husband, 4 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jonas, Sherwood, Ohio; and Cornelius, Middlebury, Ind.), and one sister (Lydia - Mrs. Daniel J. Swartzentruber, Oakland, Md.). She will be missed in the home and in the church. She united with the Amish Mennonite Church in her youth and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 24, in the home by Christ Bender and at the church by Shem Peachey, assisted by Ivan Miller. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Rudy. --- Elias H., son of Benjamin and Mary Ann Rudy, was born June 13, 1882; passed away at his home in Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 21, 1945; aged 62 y. 8 m. 8 d. He confessed Christ in his late teens and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. At the time of his decease he was a member of the First Mennonite Church. In 1918 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Shantz. As a young man he went to the Canadian West. In 1926 he returned to the Kitchener area, where he remained until the time of his death. Beside his wife, he leaves 3 brothers and 4 sisters: William, of Centreville; Jeremiah, of Waterloo; Josiah, Melville, Sask.; Mrs. Noah Snyder, of Preston; Mrs. Eleanor Porn, Redlands, Calif.; Mrs. Simeon Gingerich, of Waterloo; and Mrs. John Blodgett, of Rochester. He was predeceased by Mrs. Caleb Shelley, Mrs. Ed Kauffman, and Mrs. Aaron Betzner. Funeral services were in charge of his pastor, C. F. Derstine, assisted by O. Burkholder, Merle Shantz, and Moses Schmidt. Theme: "Rest Today - The Pledge of Eternal Rest."

Schloneger. --- Reuben, son of the late David and Nancy Zook Schloneger, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, Aug. 1, 1886; died in the Mountville, Hospital near Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 6, 1945; aged 58 y. 6 m. 5 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the Beech Mennonite Church. When he moved to Delaware he united with the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church, in which fellowship he continued until the end. In 1908 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Lantz. To this union was born one daughter, Alta. In 1909 his companion passed away. The following year he was married to Matilda Snyder. To this union five children were born: Ray, Naomi, Ida, Esther, and Jesse. His second companion died in 1921. In 1923 he was married to Mabel Amstutz. Six children were born to this union: Nathan, Ward, Orie, Anna Velma, and Vera and Vida (twins). He spent his life in various parts of the country, living in Michigan, Ohio, Oregon, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. Recently he and his family moved to Mountville, Pa. There he contracted pneumonia from which he seemed to be recovering, but complications set in which caused his death. He is survived by his companion, 4 sons (Ray, Breckenridge, Mich.; Jesse and Nathan, U.S. Navy; and Ward, at home), 6 daughters (Mrs. Ray Stutzman, Archbold, Ohio; Mrs. Nelson Kelly, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Ida, in England; Mrs. Donald Shaffer, Riverdale, Mich.; and Vera and Vida, at home), 11 grandchildren, 3 brothers (Norman, Archbold, Ohio; and David and Melvin, Louisville, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Eldora Sommer, Louisville, Ohio, and Mrs. LeRoy Rine, Canton, Ohio) and many other relatives and friends. Besides his parents and two companions, he was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, one granddaughter, one brother, and one sister. A short service was held at the home in Mountville by John K. Charles. The body was then taken to Louisville, Ohio, where services were held in the Beech Mennonite Church, in charge of O. N. Johns, assisted by John D. Miller. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Sommer. --- Darell Eugene, son of Mrs. And Mrs. Carl F. Sommer, was born at Dewey, Ill., May 29, 1942; died Jan. 26, 1945; aged 2 y. 7 m. 28 d. He leaves his parents, one brother (Dale), his maternal grandparents, and his great-grandparents. Funeral services were conducted at the East Bend Mennonite Church by J. A. Heiser. Text. II Kings 4:26. Interment was made in the East Bend Cemetery.

Transcribed by: Bethany Heilman, Florida

UP


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 50 - March 16, 1945 --- page 1023

Becker, -- Amos M., son of the late John and Fannie Miller Becker, was born near Millersville, Pa., Jan. 18, 1881; passed away at his home near Millersville, Jan. 25, 1945; aged 64 y. 7d. He was in failing health for almost three years with heart trouble, but bore his affliction patiently. He was a faithful member of the Millersville Mennonite Church until death. His place cannot be filled, but we submit to His will, by his sorrowing widow, 2 sons (David H. and Daniel H.), one daughter (Mary H.-wife of Ira R. Harnish, Holtwood, Pa.), one sister (Anna M., of Millersville), and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the home by Daniel Gish and Herbert Fisher and at the church by Christian Lehman and Jacob Hess. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Burkey, --Ruth Marguerite, daughter of Joe and Clara Smetter, was born Oct. 9, 1919, near Goehner, Nebr.; died at the Lincoln General Hospital, Lincoln, Nebr., Feb. 18, 1945; aged 25 y. 5 m. 5 d. On June 3, 1944, she was married to Lorence Burkey. To this union was born one son, Gary Donald, who followed her in death three days later. Her death came as a shock to her family and friends. We cannot understand why she was called away, but we must submit to God who knows her best. She accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the West Fairview Mennonite Church, April 27, 1932, in which faith she died. She always had a happy disposition and was a cheerful and loving wife and mother. She leaves her husband, 2 stepsons (Lloyd, Lorence, and Verlin Lee) whom she loved very much, her parents, one sister (Elna, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.), one brother (Donald, in France), one grandfather, one grandmother, and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one brother (Gerald Burdette), 2 grandparents, one aunt and one uncle.

Burkey, -- Gary Donald, son of Lorence and Ruth Burkey, was born Feb. 18, 1945, in Milford, Nebr.; died in the Lincoln General Hospital, Lincoln, Nebr.; aged 3 d. He leaves his father, 2 half brothers, 4 grandparents, 3 great-grandparents, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at West Fairview Church, Feb. 23, in charge of William R. Eicher, J. E. Zimmerman, and Ezra Roth. Interment was made in the West Fairview Cemetery.

Hilyard, -- Sidney Hilyard, widow of John Hilyard, was born near Lancaster, Ohio, May 13, 1855; died Feb. 5, 1945; aged 89 y. 8m. 22 d. She made her home with her nephew, Noah H. Brenneman, for nearly eighteen years and was confined to her bed for more than four years. Surviving are one son, 3 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, 3 step-children, 14 step-grandchildren, and a host of friends. She united with the Central Mennonite Church at Elida, Ohio, more than six years ago and remained a faithful member to the end. She was a patient sufferer and was never heard to murmur or complain. She was loved and respected by all who knew her, both young and old. Funeral services were held at the Central Church by Andrew Brenneman and M. L. Troyer. Text: Ps. 17: 15. Burial was made in the Allentown Cemetery.

Holsopple, -- Emory Homer, son of Samuel J. and Laura Hostetler Holsopple, was born Jan. 15, 1897 in Conemaugh Twp., Somerset Co., Pa.; died Feb. 15, 1945, at the home in Quemahoning Twp.; aged 48 y. 1m. On Feb. 4, 1917, he was married to Lucinda Lehman, who survives him. To this union were born five children: Erma June-Mrs. Eldo Short, at home; Elvin L., Warren, Pa.; Paul L., Hollsopple, Pa.; and Samuel J. and Emory, Jr., at home. He is also survived by his father, stepmother, 2 grandchildren,3 brothers (Irvin, John, Lemon, all of Holsopple), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, one sister (Dora), and 2 brothers (Orange and Charles). He united with the Blough Mennonite Church, Jan. 23, 1910, and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held Feb. 18, at the home by John A. Lehman and H. C. Blough, and at the Blough Church by John A. Lehman, H. C. Blough, and Sanford G. Shetler. Texts, Ps. 39: 5; 55: 14.

Martin, -- Daniel, son of John and Susanna Martin, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 21, 1856; quietly passed away Feb. 22, 1945; aged 88 y. 5m. 1 d. On Jan. 23, 1898, he was ordained to the ministry and preached his last sermon Nov. 5, 1944 (test, Luke 15: 11-32). On Nov. 14 he fell and broke his hip, being confined to his bed until the end. On Feb. 16 he contracted pneumonia and gradually grew weaker until the last. On Jan. 20, 1881, he was married to Naomi Landis. He is survived by 2 sons (William B. and Amos), 4 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Feb. 26, at the home buy Benjamin Good and Israel Snyder and at the church by M . G. Horst, William Ramer, Abram Good, Carl Good, Daniel Witmer and David Wenger. Texts, John 17: 4; Mic. 6: 8. One of his last audible quotations was "Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his."

Maust, -- Susan, daughter of Bishop David and Mary Bucher Burkholder, was born in Sept. 22, 1864, near Nappanee, Ind., died in St. Luke's Hospital, Chicago, Ill., Feb. 7, 1945; aged 80 y. 5m. 15 d. On Nov. 12, 1893, she was united in marriage to Nelson Maust, who survives her. This union was blessed with three children: Henry, of Chicago; Ralph and Mary-Mrs. William Hochstetler, of near Nappanee. She also leaves 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Quite early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee. She was one of the charter members of this congregation and the only remaining one until her death. Her entire life was spent on the farm where she was born. She was of a quiet, unassuming disposition, yet much interested in the church and her activities. She took a keen interest in the sewing circle work. The heavenly Father has seen fit to call her home; her voice is still; her work here on early is finished; she is at peace in heaven. Funeral services were conducted at the North Main Street Church Feb. 10 by Homer F. North. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.

Stauffer, -- Irene, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Lehman, was born in Osceola Co., Iowa, Dec. 16, 1899; died at her home near Tofield, Alta., Feb. 18, 1945; aged 45 y. 2m. 2d. When she was quite young her parents moved to Mayton, Alta., and in 1915 to Oregon. Then in the spring of 1918, they returned to Mayton, but shortly thereafter moved to the Tofield district , on a farm near Dodds. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Aug. 20, 1920, she was united in marriage to Ezra Stauffer, of Tofield. To this union were born two sons and three daughters: Joseph Robert, James Leroy, Margaret Irene, Beulah Mary, and Virginia Louise). Two daughters (Margaret Irene and Virginia Louise) preceded her in death. She was a faithful wife and mother in the home, the interest of her husband and children being of great concern to her. She was also greatly interested in the work of the Lord and the church, sacrificing herself to advance this type of work. For the past several years she had been in failing health, suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease. She had a number of unusually heavy trials, which she bore with true Christian courage and fortitude, always submitting herself to God's will. Last fall she became seriously ill and spent six weeks in the Royal Alexandria Hospital in Edmonton during midwinter. After recovering to some extent, she underwent an operation for goiter, which apparently was remarkably successful. The purpose of this operation was an attempt to lower her blood pressure and so ease the strain on her heart. She often expressed a desire to get well and enjoy life with her family a little longer, but was resigned to God' will. To all appearance she was slowly but gradually recovering from her illness, when without warning she passed from time to eternity within a few minutes, after enjoying an exceptionally happy afternoon with Menno Wideman's as guest in her home. Her father, mother, and one sister (Christinia) preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her departure, her husband, 2 sons, 1 daughter, 5 brothers (Joseph, Alvin, Oliver, David and Melvin), and one sister (Mary-Mrs. Roy Roth), and all of the immediate district and many other relatives and friends. Most gladly, Mother, would we have enjoyed your love, companionship, and services a little longer, but we humbly submit to the will of Him, whose ways are higher than out own and do rejoice that you are now peacefully at rest in your home in heaven. Funeral services were held Feb.22 at the home and the Salem Mennonite Church, in charge of D. D. Brenneman, Creston, Mont., J. B. Stauffer, of Tofield and Clarence Ramer, of Duchess. Text, I Thess. 5: 9-11. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.

Swartzendruber, -- Alfred Vern, son of John and Amanda (Deck) Swartzendruber, was born Nov. 23, 1877, in Fulton Co., Ohio; passed away in the Wauseon Memorial Hospital, Feb. 13, 1945; aged 67 y. 2m. 21d. On Oct. 23, 1907, he was united in marriage to Sarah Augustine. He leaves to mourn his departure a sorrowing widow, one brother (Charles, Flint, Mich.), 2 sisters (Mrs. George Geer, Wauseon, Ohio, and Mrs. Viola Baker, Cleveland, Ohio), and other relatives and friends. In youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the United Brethren Church. He recently renewed his fellowship with the Lord. He enjoyed fairly good health until about five years ago, when he was very sick with pneumonia. Since then he had not been very well. His death was due to dropsy, caused by gradual heart failure. He bore his suffering patiently. Funerals services were held at the Short Funeral Home, Feb. 14, in charge of E. B. Frey and Henry Wyse. Text: Jno. 14: 1. Interment was made in the Pettisville Cemetery.

Transcriber's note: Jno., is the abbreviation used in the obituary, I think it should be John.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

UP


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 51 - March 23, 1945 ­ page 1038, 1039

Bair, -- Elizabeth, daughter of the late Josiah and Annie Herr Mellinger, was born Feb. 29, 1897; died at her home in Brownstown, Pa., Dec. 13, 1944; aged 47 y. 9m. 15 d. She is survived by her husband (H. Landis Bair) and the following children: Anna Ruth, Miriam, and Martha Jean. One son (John M.) preceded her in death. Two brothers and one sister also survive: Amos, New Providence, Pa.; Jason, Strasburg, Pa.; and Anna-wife of Willis E. Kling, Bareville, Pa. She united with the Mennonite Church in her youth and will be missed by the congregation at Carpenter's where she was a faithful member. With much patience she endured her long illness and bore her suffering smilingly to the end. Funeral services were held Dec. 16 from the late home, in charge of Parke Book and at the Stumptown Mennonite Church by Michael Wenger and Mahlon Witmer. Text, Phil. 1: 23, 24. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Bender, -- Alma, daughter of David R. and Barbara (Wagler) Bender, was born in East Zorra Twp., Oxford Co., Ont., Sept. 19, 1905; passed away Feb. 28, 1945, at the home of her parents in Wilmot Twp., after a lingering illness of fourteen years with diabetes and later Bright's disease with complications; aged 38 y. 5m. 9 d. The last two and one-half months her eyesight failed and she longed to go to the land of light, where there shall be no night. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the East Zorra A. M. congregation, remaining a devoted and faithful member until death. Funeral services were held March 3, at the home by Daniel Wagler (II Cor. 5: 1-10) and Jacob R. Bender (Ps. 116: 15) and at the East Zorra Church by Daniel Wagler, Daniel Jutzi, and Jacob R. Bender. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Blosser, -- Margaret Bieber Blosser, was born April 7, 1902; passed away at her home in Fairfield Twp., Columbiana Co., Ohio, after an illness of some months, Feb. 28, 1945; aged 42 y. 10 m. 21 d. Her illness was accompanied with much physical pain and distress, but she bore it patiently. On Dec. 5, 1927, she united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and active member to the end. Even though failing health kept her from attending church services regularly for several months, her interests and heart were there. She will be greatly missed in the church and community and especially in the home, where she manifested a loyal and faithful interest. On May 14, 1925, she was married to Stelvin Blosser, who survives her. She also leaves one daughter (Olive Marie), 2 sons (Albert and Joel), her father, 2 brothers (John and Charles, East Lewistown, Ohio), and one sister (Alice-Mrs. Myron Horst, Columbiana, Ohio). She often expressed a longing desire to remain with her family, but she was in the will of the Lord and was ready to go-a fact which was evident from her personal testimony and exemplary Christian life. We bow in humble submission to the will of God. Funeral services were held March 2 at the Midway Mennonite Church, in charge of David C. Steiner, assisted by S. A. Yoder and Paul Yoder.

Bumbaugh, -- James G. Bumbaugh, was born at Harrisburg, Pa., May 15, 1886; died at his home in Pond Bank, Pa., Feb. 26, 1945; aged 58 y. 9m. 11 d. Three years ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and was an invalid since that time. About twenty-five years ago he established a general merchandise store in Pond Bank. He was one of the first members of the Pond Band Mennonite Church. Surviving are his wife (Viola Wagaman Bumbaugh), 5 children (Minnie and Paul at home; James, Mrs. David Bumbaugh, and Mrs. Roy Rock, all of Chambersburg, Pa.), 10 grandchildren, 4 sisters and one brother. Funeral services were held from his home and the Pond Bank Church by C. V. Martin and Harvey E. Shank. Text: Rom. 5: 20. Interment was made in the Mount Zion Cemetery near Mont Alto.

Danner, -- William, son of Rudolph and Anne Mary (Fisher) Danner, was born Nov. 25, 1867, near Dundee, Ohio; passed away at his home near Milford, Nebr., Feb.22, 1945; aged 77 y. 2m. 27 d. On May 19, 1891, he was united in marriage to Salina Stutzman. This union was blessed with four sons and seven daughters: Marvin, Mrs. Jacob Stutzman, Mrs. Chris Stutzman, Mrs. Lydia Roth, Mrs. Esther Stutzman, and Lester, of Scottsbluff, Nebr.; Mrs. Albert Stutzman, Wellman, Iowa; Mrs. Lloyd Kuhns, Mrs. Elbert Kuhns, and David, Kent, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his wife, one infant son, one brother (Philip), and 6 grandchildren. Surviving are his 10 children, 36 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Bert Himes, Bolivar, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his youth and became a member of the East Fairview Mennonite Church in which faith he remained until death. He suffered much the last year of his life, but was always patient and never complained.

Eichorn, -- Lewis Eichorn, Sr., was born at Springs, Pa., May 18, 1869; died at McAllen, Texas, Feb. 17, 1945; aged 75 y. 8m. 30 d. As a young man he went to Kalona, Iowa, where he was married to Mary Ratzlaff. To this union eleven children were born, five of whom died in infancy, and one son (Arthur, formerly of Meyersdale, Pa.), also preceded him in death. The others are: Alma-Mrs. Noah Swartzentruber, Turner, Mich.; Wilma-Mrs. Eli Gingerich of Turner; Edna-Mrs. Ezra Schrock, Clarence Center, N. Y.; Lewis, Jr., of Clarence Center; and Mary-Mrs. Oris Troyer, Buffalo, N. Y. They lived at Hydro Okla., for five years, and then moved to Guymon, Okla., where his wife passed away. Several years thereafter he returned with his family to his former home community, Springs, Pa. On Jan. 1, 1914, he was married to Annie E. Bender. To this union seven children were born, one of whom died in infancy. The others are: Enoch, Stewartstown, Pa.; Saloma, Goodrich, Mich.; Herman, New Haven, Conn.; Clara, Paul, and Mark, at home; also one stepson, Ernest Bender, Alden, N. Y. Shortly after their marriage, they moved to Greenwood, Del., where they lived for six years. They then lived at Choteau, Okla., for two years after which they moved to Clarence, N. Y., where they resided for the past twenty-three years. His parents were Lutheran, but as a boy he worked among Amish Mennonite people. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church at Kalona, Iowa. At Hydro, Okla., he was ordained to the office of deacon, and at Greenwood, Del., was made a minister in the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. For the past twenty-three years he served as minister of the Amish Mennonite Church near Clarence, N. Y. He was always ready to help those in need. He had a strong conviction against pride and worldliness and many were the admonitions that he gave. On Feb. 1 he arrived with his wife at McAllen, Texas, and for seventeen days they enjoyed together the warm climate in the beautiful Rio Grande Valley. He went to bed feeling well, but after about an hour's sleep he quietly passed away, presumably from a heart attack. He leaves his companion, 11 children, 1 stepson, 29 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 half sisters (Lizzie-Mrs. Ed Detweiler, Wellman, Iowa; and Amanda-Mrs. Theodore Johnson, Cumberland, Md.), and many friends. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 22, at the home by Joe Miller, Hadley, Pa. (in German) and Shem Peachey, Springs, Pa. (in English), and at the Clarence Center Mennonite Church by Edward Diener and Joe Roth (in English) and Valentine Yoder, Cochranton, Pa. (in German). The body was laid to rest in the Good Cemetery near Clarence, N. Y.

Hess, -- Elva Brubaker Hess, daughter of Reuben and Susan Brubaker, was born April 2, 1892; entered into rest Dec. 10, 1944, in the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital; aged 52 y. 8m. 8 d. On Jan. 1, 1914, she was united in marriage to Howard C. Hess. To this union five children were born: Paul B., and Harold B., Lititz, Pa.; Samuel B., Reuben B., and Esther Jean, at home. She is also survived by the following brothers and sisters: Hayden, Neffsville, Pa.; Fannie-wife of John Landis, Landis Valley, Pa.; Anna-wife of John Keller, Lime, Rock, Pa.; and John, of Lititz. She was a faithful member of the Hammer Creek Mennonite Church and was much interested in the salvation of souls. Many a word of comfort did she speak to those in need. She was a kind and loving mother. Funeral services were held Dec. 13, at the home by Richard Hess, and at the church by John S. Hess and Amos Horst. Text: Ps. 55: 22, a favorite verse of hers in which she found much comfort. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Hoover, -- Isaiah, son of the pate Pre. John G. and Jane (Miller) Hoover, was born June 17, 1866, near Altona, Ont.; died at his home near Stouffville, Ont., Dec. 19, 1944; aged 78 y. 6m. 2 d. On Jan. 18, 1893, he was united in marriage with Ada L. Barkey, who survives, with an only daughter (Gussie) and Barbara, who had a home with them since her infancy. His brother preceded him three years ago. As a young man, he united with the Christian Church at Altona, but shortly after marriage he and his wife united with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 14, 1913, he was ordained to the office of deacon for the Altona and Cedar Grove churches. He was always interested in the Lord's work, being superintendent of the Altona Sunday School for many years and Bible class teacher in three different schools during his life. On Nov. 9 he suffered a stroke which affected his throat so that he could take only liquids. His mind and speech were also affected. He was very patient during his illness. Funeral services were held Dec. 21 at the Wideman Mennonite Church by Moses Roth, assisted by Emerson McDowell. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Miller, -- Emma, daughter of Christian and Rebecca (Yoder) Gingerich, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Nov. 17, 1875; died at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, March 3, 1945; aged 69 y. 3m. 15d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Amish Mennonite Church, in which faith she remained until death. On Jan. 2, 1898, she was united in marriage to Enos J. Miller. To this union one son (Sherman Samson) was born. She was the last survivor of a family of sixteen children. Besides her husband and son, she leaves to mourn her passing, 4 granddaughters, 22 nieces, and 24 nephews, and many other relatives and friends. She was always a faithful attendant at church and Sunday-school services when health permitted and took a decided interest in the welfare of the church. She never complained, although apparently for some time her health had been failing. After a thorough examination, it was found that an operation was necessary. She submitted to this on Feb. 21. For a short time she appeared to be improving, but complications set in and soon resulted in death. We humbly submit, knowing that the Lord doeth all things well. Funeral services were held at the Fairview Church March 6, conducted by Jacob Miller, Albert Miller, and D.J. Fisher. Texts, Ps. 23; Amos 4: 12; II Tim. 1:10. Burial was made in the Gingerich Cemetery.

Myers, -- Reuben W., son of Gorger and Catherine Wirth Myers, was born at Hessdale, Pa., July 14, 1859; passed away at his home near Bird-in-Hand, Pa., Dec. 21, 1944; aged 85 y. 5m. 17 d. On Sept. 2, 1883, he was united in marriage to Hettie A. Herr. He is survived by his sorrowing widow and the following children: Enos H., Pequea, Pa.; Lettie H.-Mrs. John C. Hostetter; Lizzie H., at home; Ida-Mrs. David Batterman, Harrisonburg, Va.; Salinda H.-Mrs. Jacob Hershey, Paradise, Pa.; and Reuben H., at home. One daughter (Anna) preceded him in death. He also leaves 24 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and one brother (David, Strasburg, Pa.). He was a kind and loving father and always had a smile for everyone. He was a faithful member of the Stumptown Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home by David L. Landis and at the Stumptown Church by Elmer Martin. Text: II Cor. 5: 1-10. Burial was made in the Strasburg Cemetery.

Schrock, -- Lillian, daughter of John and Mattie (Hochstetler) Schrock, was born near Partridge, Kans., June 22, 1922; departed this life Feb. 28, 1954; aged 22 y. 8m. 7 d. The early years of her life were spent in Kansas, in the community in which she was born. In November, 1937, she came with her parents to Indiana, locating near Bremen. In Early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Yoder Mennonite Church, later transferring her membership to the North Main St. Mennonite Church, Nappanee, Ind. Surviving are her parents, 4 brothers and 2 sisters: Elizabeth Montandon, Oak Ridge, Tenn.; Levi, Mt. Carmel, Ill.; Joe, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Fannie, Andrew and David at home. Her maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Andy Hochstetler), 2 nephews and many other relatives and friends also survive. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, March 3, in charge of H. F. North and R. F. Yoder. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Tennis, -- Elvin LeRoy, stillborn son of Jacob and Mabel (Hertzler) Tennis, was laid to rest Jan. 22, 1945, in the Gingerich Cemetery, Lebanon, Pa. He was preceded in death by one brother (Mervin Jacob). Surviving are his parents, 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Z. Hertzler and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel J. Tennis), and many other relatives.

Yoder, -- Solomon Yoder, of Johnstown, Pa., was born June 14, 1856; died March 4, 1945; aged 88 y. 8m. 20 d. He was married to Martha Orris (Lehman) and to this union three children were born: Sidney, Goldie, and Bertha, all at home. He is also survived by two stepsons: Austin and Howard Lehman. He united with the Weaver Mennonite Church when a young man and spent a long life in the service of the Master. Funeral services were conducted at the Weaver Church by Hiram Wingard, Sanford Shetler, and Alex. Weaver. Burial was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.

Transcribed by Marcia Bickel, Kansas.

UP


Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVII, No . 52 - March 30, 1945 ­ no obituaries in this issue


||| UP ||| Next --> |<-- Previous |

Copyright 1999 - All rights reserved - Mennonite Publishing House, Scottdale, PA
Used with permission by the Archives of the Mennonite Church, Goshen, INDIANA
Permission granted to private family researchers to use selected portions of these images to tell their family stories.
May not be mass-produced in any form for commercial purposes.