BUEGLEY. - Mary S., daughter of Jacob and Mary Steiner Eby, was born in Milton Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, March 13, 1867; died at the Ashland Samaritan Hospital, Oct. 14, 1945; aged 78 y. 7 m. 1 d. On March 13, 1887, she was united in marriage to Jacob Buegley, who preceded her in death. One son (Henry) and one daughter (Ida Lieb) also preceded her. Surviving are 2 children (Mrs. Fanny Morr, Shreve, Ohio, and Ira, Ashland, Ohio), 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She had been affiliated with the Mennonite Church. After the death of her husband she made her home with her children. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Hill Mennonite Church, in charge of J. S. Gerig. Texts, Psa. 23 and Psa. 90. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
CONRAD. - Melvin F., son of Peter H. and Amelia Orendorff Conrad, was born near Wayland, Iowa, July 30, 1904; died near Peoria, Ill., Oct. 17, 1945; aged 41 y. 2 m. 17 d. He spent his boyhood days in Iowa, where he accepted Christ at an early age and united with the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 7, 1937, he was married to Viola Moushon, who survives. He also leaves one small son (Allen Ray), his parents, his maternal grandmother (Mrs. Christian Orendorff), 2 brothers (Harvey, Sterling, Ill.; and Maynard, Morton, Ill. - now in India), 4 sisters (Verna - Mrs. Albert Litwiller, of Morton; Luella - Mrs. Ivan Good, Fisher, Ill.; Elma - Mrs. Wayne Tarvin, Dewey, Ill.; and Wilda - Mrs. Robert McGinnis, Goodfield, Ill.), and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Arthur) preceded him in death in infancy, and a sister (Mabel - Mrs. Howard Staker) passed away in 1939. He was a sincere Christian, devoted to the cause of his Master. He was often used in the work of the church and Sunday school, especially in singing. At the time of his passing he was a member of the Pleasant hill congregation. He met his death in an accident while driving to work. About one mile from his home his car was struck by a train at a crossing. He will be sorely missed in the home, church and community. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Hill Church, Oct. 19, in charge of Roy D. Roth, assisted by Ezra B. Yordy and Wilfred Ulrich. Text, Ps. 116:15. Burial was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery near Tremont, Ill.
GOOD. - Karen Elizabeth, stillborn daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Good, New Hamburg, Ont., was born Aug. 31, 1945; She is survived by her parents and one brother (Stewart Earl). A short service was held at the Geiger Cemetery on Sept. 1 by Moses H. Roth. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord.
MAJOR. - Jennie Brenneman Major was born at Harrisonburg, Va., Sept. 22, 1879; passed away June 17, 1945; aged 65 y. 8 m. 25 d. She united with the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church near Newton, Kans., in 1915 and later transferred her membership to the White Hall Church near Oronogo, Mo. She always had a testimony for her Lord whom she loved. In February her health began to fail, and the end came rather suddenly. She was the youngest of a family of twelve children. Surviving are one brother (Jesse Brenneman, Newton, Kans.), 2 sisters (Annie Mackey and Lydia Kohl, Carthage, Mo.), 2 sons (Paul, Denison, Iowa; and John, of Carthage), 2 grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the White Hall church by William Tweedy and S. S. Hershberger. The body was then shipped to Newton, Kans., where services were held at the Pennsylvania Church by S. S. Hershberger and Earl Buckwalter. Interment was made in the Pennsylvania Cemetery.
MARTIN. - Ida Emma, daughter of Levi and Sophia (Fischer) Homes, was born Dec. 16, 1884; passed from this life July 13, 1945; aged 60 y. 6 m. 27 d. While sitting in a chair after her usual day,s work she was stricken and died a few minutes later. In 1903 she united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind., of which she was a member at the time of her death. On Dec. 21, 1902, she was married to Jonas Martin, who survives. She also leaves 2 daughters (Mrs. Vernice Barkey, Plymouth, Ind.; and Mrs. Eldon Weldy, of Wakarusa), her mother, one sister, one brother, 6 grandchildren, and many neighbors and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by Silas Weldy and D. A. Yoder.
MARTIN. - Mary Esther, daughter of the late Bartholomew and Mary Risser, was born in Wood Co., Ohio, June 10, 1875; died Oct. 17, 1945; aged 70 y. 4 m. 7 d. When only a few years of age she came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. On April 4, 1897, she was married to Abraham Martin. Surviving are 2 children (Elva - Mrs. Raymond Hartman; and George, both of the home community), 5 grandchildren, one sister, and one brother. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and at the time of her death was a faithful member of the Olive congregation. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church by the home ministers. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
MILLER. - Infant son of Nathanael and Kathryn (Michel) Miller was born Oct. 9, 1945 and died two days later. Funeral services were held at the Hagenstein Funeral Parlor, Glendive, Mont., in charge of L. A. Kauffman. Interment was made in the Glendive Cemetery.
MUSSER. - Daniel W., son of Christian and Sarah (Sauder) Musser, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, April 3, 1880; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at his home in Orrville, Ohio, Oct. 14, 1945; aged 65 y. 6 m. 11 d. On Dec. 18, 1902, he was united in marriage to Emma Catherine Schrock, who survives. He also leaves one son (Jay C., at home), one daughter (Fern Lucille - Mrs. Ray Zody, Doylestown, Ohio), 2 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Simon Kurtz, Smithville, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. He united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church in 1901 and remained a faithful, devoted brother in the service of the Lord. He was patient during his affliction (which covered a period of a number of months), and was resigned to the will of God, who doeth all things well. Funeral services were conducted at the church by William G. Detweiler, J. S. Gerig, and Phil Frey. Text, Ps. 23. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
NEUSCHWANDER. - Peter, son of Peter and Barbara Sommers Neuschwander, was born in Switzerland, Jan. 16, 1852; died at his home near Harrisburg, Oreg., Aug. 30, 1945; aged 93 y. 7 m. 14 d. He was in failing health for several years, but his mind remained remarkably clear, and he was able to help himself with very little assistance. He and his older brother, Christian came to America in 1871. On March 13, 1873, he was married to Emma Biery in Ohio. In 1877 they moved to Salem, Oreg. Surviving are 6 children (Levi, Rosina Roth, and Bertha Kenagy, Albany, Oreg.; Edwin, Lebanon, Oreg.; and Emery and Ivan, Harrisburg, Oreg.), 36 grandchildren, 74 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his companion (who passed away in 1915) and six children. Ivan, the youngest of the family, always stayed with him, being his only constant companion since 1932, when Lydia passed away. He was baptized in Switzerland in 1869 and was a lifelong member of the Mennonite Church. He was interested in the work of the church and was also concerned for his family. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John P. Yoder and Ira J. Headings and at the Fairview Church by Levi D. Kropf and Noah D. Miller. Text, I Pet. 1:24, 25. Interment was made in the Knox Butte Cemetery.
PLETCHER. - Eliza Ann, daughter of Bartholomew and Mary Risser, was born in Wood Co., Ohio, May 29, 1869; departed this life July 15, 1945; aged 76 y. 1 m. 16 d. At an early age she came with her parents to Elkhart Co., Ind. On Aug. 23, 1895, she was united in marriage to Christian Pletcher. To this union the following children were born: Mrs. Sadie Canen, Mrs. Joshua Fetters, Samuel, Mrs. Charles Schrock, Mrs. Edna Abel, Mrs. Florence Anglemeyer, and Albert. Her husband and one daughter (Frieda) preceded her in death. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 2 sisters, one brother, and many friends. In 1912 she and her husband united with the Olive Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church by the home ministers.
RHODES. - John Henry, son of the late Deacon David E. and Frances Lineaweaver Rhodes, was born at Pleasant Valley, Va., June 16, 1869; passed away quietly at his home at Rockingham, Va., Aug. 28, 1945, of complications resulting from heart failure; aged 76 y. 2 m. 12 d. He spent his entire life on the farm on which he was born. When a young man he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful. On March 18, 1897, he was united in marriage to Emma S. Martin. To this union two children were born. He leaves to mourn his passing, his sorrowing companion, one son (David M., at whose home he died), one daughter (Mrs. Roy Burkholder, Dayton, Va.), 19 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. H. E. Heatwole, of Dayton), and one brother (W. J., Ottawa, Ill.). Forty years ago, as the result of being trampled by a balky horse, his spine was injured, which left him a cripple the rest of his life. However, with the help of those around him and his crutches, he was able to go about his business and other duties for a period of thirty-six years. He gradually became more helpless with age, and the last four years of his life he was unable to leave his home on account of a heart condition. Funeral services were held from the home and the Oak Grove Church, Aug. 31, by the home ministers, J. D. Wenger, Harvey Horst, and Russell Cline. Text, Luke 12:40. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
SHAW. - Ann Elizabeth Shaw was born in Yorkshire, England, May 26, 1867; died in Edmonton, Alta., Sept. 28, 1945; aged 78 y. 4 m. 2 d. She came to America in 1885 and four years later was married to James B. Shaw. To this union were born: Walter, who died in 1940; Gertrude, who died in 1916; Jessie - Mrs. Herbert Forgen, of Edmonton; and Arthur, Caroline, Alta. In 1901 they moved to Canada, residing in Wetaskiwin for two years before moving to the homestead near Ryley, Alta. In 1939 they left the farm and moved to Edmonton. Her husband preceded her in death five months and two days. She leaves one daughter, one son, 2 brothers (Harry, of Edmonton; and Edgar, Enumclaw, Wash), 8 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, Alta., in charge of Paul Voegtlin (Acts 23:6) and Milo Stutzman (Phil. 1:23). Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
BUSCHERT. - Ira, son Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Buschert, was born at Winterbourne, Ont., May 8, 1882; died at the K. W. Hospital, Oct. 19, 1945, from a complication of diseases; aged 63 y. 5 m. 11 d. On March 20, 1907, he was married to Nancy Binder of Breslau. Surviving are his widow, 2 sons (Claire and Herbert W., both of Kitchener), 3 grandchildren, 4 brothers (Ivan, Cereal, Alta.; Ammon, Waterloo, Ont.; Joseph, Kitchener, Ont.; and Chester, Preston, Ont.), and one sister (Mrs. Alexander Sheriffs, Carstairs, Alta.). Early in life he accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. His religious experience was not a matter of much talk but rather of consistent living. He will be greatly missed by the family, church, and community. Memorial services were held at the First Mennonite Church, in charge of C. F. Derstine and Merle Shantz. Text, I Thess. 4: 14. Interment was made at Breslau.
CONRAD. - Jonathan, son of John and Sarah (Kurtz) Conrad, was born in Washington Co., Iowa, May 20, 1868; died at his home near St. Johns, Mich., Oct. 13, 1945; aged 77 y. 4 m. 23 d. In his youth he united with the Sugar Creek Mennonite Church near Wayland, Iowa. On Jan. 1, 1891, he was married to Anna Widmer, who passed away March 25, 1907. To this union seven children were born: Sarah ? Mrs. Elmer Slagel, St. Louis, Mich.; Lydia (deceased); Mayme ? Mrs. Otis Bontrager, St. Johns, Mich.; Anna, of St. Johns; Daniel, Wayland, Iowa; and Ada and Elizabeth (deceased). On Jan. 4, 1911, he was married to Laura E. Liechty. To this union three daughters were born; Edna, Arlene, and Esther, who reside at home. Besides his seven children, he is survived by his invalid wife, one sister (Mrs. Sarah Liechty, Wayland, Iowa:, 18 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. In the fall of 1929 he and his family moved to Michigan. For three years he suffered from a complication of diseases due to a heart condition, being confined to his room since March of this year. During this time he was cared for by his daughters. He was a man of strong convictions and as long as health permitted was seldom absent from church. As his body grew weaker he frequently expressed a desire to go to his heavenly home. Funeral services were held from his late home by D. S. Oyer (Ps. 90) and from the Bethel Mennonite Church by J. Kore Zook. Text, Job 14:14. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
GOOD. - Thelma Jane, daughter of Noah and Clara Good, was born near Elida, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1933; departed this life Oct. 11, 1945; aged 12 y. 1 m. 1 d. In this spring of 1944 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Pike Mennonite Church. Surviving are her deeply bereaved parents, 3 sisters (Julia, Luanna, and Roetta), one brother (Earl), one grandmother (Alice Hartman), one grandfather (Emanuel Good), and one great-grandmother (Annie Brunk). Funeral services were held at the home by E. E. Zuercher and at the Pike Church by Elmer E. Yoder, assisted by Lloy A. Kniss.
KENAGY. - Willis, son of David and Allie Kenagy, was born near Hubbard, Oreg., June 14, 1911; departed this life at the Silverton Hospital, Silverton, Oreg., Oct. 22, 1945; aged 34 y. 4 m. 13 d. He had a lingering illness of almost a year. During the early years of his life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Zion Mennonite Church near Hubbard. On June 24, 1934, he was united in marriage to Irene Miller. Surviving are his beloved companion, 2 sons (Junior and Robert), 3 daughters (Charlotte, Jean, and Sharon Ann), his mother, one sister (Mrs. William Kauffman, of Hubbard), 2 brothers (Lester, of Hubbard; and Roy, Tillamook, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. His father and one sister preceded him in death.
SHANK. - Anna B., daughter of Jacob E. and Fannie Martin, was born near Scotland, Pa., Oct. 18, 1888; passed away Oct. 4, 1945; aged 56 y. 11 m. 16 d. Her passing, due to a heart attack, was very sudden and came without warning to the family and friends. Up until the call to her eternal reward she had apparently been in good health; however, when summoned home she expressed confidence of entering a better life than this world can offer. She said, "Jesus will help me over the river. On Jan. 17, 1911, she was united in marriage to Harvey E. Shank and for seven years lived in the Marion community. For the last twenty-eight years they lived in Pond Bank, where Bro. Shank was ordained to the ministry, and she with him labored for Christ in the pioneer mission efforts of Washington Co., Md. and Franklin Co., Pa., Conference. Surviving are her husband, 5 daughters and 2 sons (Mrs. Andrew Lehman and Mrs. George Bollinger, both of Marion, Pa.; James, a minister under appointment as a missionary to the African field, and Luke, both at present in C. P. S. at Howard, R. I.; Leah, Miriam, and Esther, at home), 6 grandchildren, 7 sisters and one brother (Mrs. Eleanor Frey, Mrs. Martha Horst, Mrs. Fannie Miller, Lizzie Martin, and Mrs. J. Irvin Lehman, Chambersburg, Pa.; Jacob E. Martin, Marion, Pa.; Mrs. Alice Horst, Providence, R. I.; and Mrs. John Clark, Wilkinsburg, Pa.). The home has lost a faithful wife and loving mother. In her youth she accepted Christ and lived a life devoted to Him and the church. The community will miss a kind neighbor and one who had much concern for their spiritual welfare. Her last message to her husband was, "Tell the people to get ready. Funeral services were held on Oct. 8, at the home by C. V. Martin and at the Marion Mennonite Church by Norman Martin, Walter Lehman, and John R. Mumaw. Texts, Mark 14:18; Tit. 2:13. Her body was laid to rest in the cemetery adjoining the church.
STOLTZFUS. - Aaron S. Stoltzfus was born Feb. 19, 1865; died Oct. 8, 1945; aged 80 y. 7 m. 19 d. As a young man he became a Christian and united with the Mennonite Church. He was preceded in death by one son and one daughter. Surviving are his widow (Sarah), 6 children (Daniel D., Hesston, Kans.; Mrs. David Mast, Gap, Pa.; Mrs. Walter Wenger, Ephrata, Pa.; Mrs. Ray Bender, Denver, Pa.; Ira M. and Mrs. Elmer Metzler, Martinsburg, Pa.), 2 brothers (Amos and Nicholas, Parkersburg, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Aaron Mast, Belleville, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the Martinsburg, Pa., Mennonite Church, in charge of D. I. Stonerook and Aaron Mast.
YODER. - Amanda C., daughter of David J. and Sarah Smucker, was born Jan. 31, 1868; passed away Oct. 11, 1945; aged 77 y. 9 m. 11 d. In early youth she united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church and remained faithful to the end. On Aug. 7, 1887, she was united in marriage to Amos J. Yoder, who survives. She also leaves 6 children (Luma, Oyster Point, Va.; Sadie, at home; Jay, Shreve, Ohio; Elton R., Smithville, Ohio; Icie D. Miller, Wooster, Ohio; and Clark, Denbigh, Va.), 10 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. One grandson preceded her in death. She was the last surviving member of the David J. Smucker family. Funeral services were conducted by William G. Detweiler and J.S. Gerig. Text, Prov. 10:7. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
YODER. - Mayme Magdalena, daughter of Mose and Elizabeth (Eash) Hostetler, was born at East Lynne, Mo., March 21, 1895; died at the Silverton Hospital, Silverton, Oreg., Oct. 15, 1945; aged 50 y. 6 m. 24 d. Her death was caused by uremic poison. She suffered for many years with kidney trouble but seldom complained. She was united in marriage to Chris G. Yoder, formerly of Belleville, Pa., who survives. Also surviving are 5 children) Mildred ? Mrs. Melvin Wolfer, Donella ? Mrs. Edwin Hooley, Ferne ? Mrs. Clifford Conrad, all of Hubbard, Oreg.; Carol Mayme and I. T., at home), 3 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 2 sisters (Mrs. John Walters and Mrs. Lafe Walters, both of Redding, Calif.), 5 brothers (Chris, Modesto, Calif.; Forrest, Lebanon, Oreg.; Truman, Newberg, Oreg.; Pius, Woodburn, Oreg.; and Harold, Salem, Oreg.), and other relatives and friends. One daughter (Barbara Belle) died in infancy. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. When informed a few days before her death that she could not get well, she replied "Everything,s all right, and sang two stanzas of that song. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and will be missed by all who knew her. Funeral services were in charge of Clarence Kropf, assisted by Edward Z. Yoder and Chester Kauffman. Burial was made in the Zion Cemetery.
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EVERS. - Mary Elizabeth, daughter of John and Susan Cockley Newcomer, was born in Cumberland Co., Pa., Nov. 25, 1863; died at the home of her son near La Junta, Colo., Oct. 28, 1945; aged 81 y. 11 m. 3 d. In her youth she moved with her parents to Peabody, Kans. In 1888 she was married to Harvey Evers, who preceded her in death in 1941. In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 4 sons (Alvin and Lee, La Junta, Colo.; Wesley, Unionville, Nev.; and Harley, Upland, Calif.), 15 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Harry, Peabody, Kans.). Funeral services were held at the East Holbrook Church, in charge of Allen Erb, Aaron Leatherman, and Ed Kauffman. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
GARBER. - Kate E., daughter of the late John S. and Susan Erb Garber, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., June 8, 1860; died at the home of her niece and nephew, Ada E. and Tillman E. Garber, Elizabethtown, Pa., Oct. 1, 1945; aged 85 y. 3 m. 23 d. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving are one brother (Simon E.) and nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held Oct. 4 at the home and the Elizabethtown Mennonite Church, in charge of Noah Risser and Clarence Lutz. Interment was made in the Bossler Cemetery.
LEHMAN. - John H., son of the late Joseph B. and Fannie Ernst Lehman, was born at Chambersburg, Pa., Aug. 4, 1884; departed this life Sept. 28, 1945; aged 61 y. 1 m. 24 d. He is survived by a bereaved companion, 5 children (Pearl - Mrs. Paul E. Smith; Goldie - Mrs. Jacob H. Smith; Esther - Mrs. Josie Rehkugler; Helen, at home; and Beulah - Mrs. David Troyer), 4 brothers (George, Levi, and Joseph, Lancaster, Pa.; and Jacob, of Chambersburg), and one sister (Mrs. Emanuel Bare, Thomasville, Pa.). He was a faithful member of the Vine Street Mission congregation, Lancaster. His absence is keenly felt, but our loss is his gain.
REIFF. - Christian, son of David and Mary (Horst) Reiff, was born near Maugansville, Md., Aug. 20, 1867; passed away Oct. 15, 1945, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Miles Troyer, Elkhart, Ind.; aged 78 y. 1 m. 25 d. He had been in failing health the past three years, and in July of this year he suffered from heart trouble. He went to bed as usual on Sunday evening and the following morning was found peacefully asleep, having answered his Master,s call to his eternal home. He left Maryland in 1888 and went to Newton, Kans., where he attended the Pennsylvania Mennonite Church. On Sept. 24, 1889, he was married to Annie Erb. To this union six sons and two daughters were born: Vernon, Elkhart, Ind.; Jacob, Berkeley, Calif.; Mary, of Elkhart; Tillman Newton, Kans.; Susie, Kansas City, Kans.; Irvin and David, Chicago, Ill.; and Nathan, of Elkhart). Also surviving are 21 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 2 brothers (David, of Colorado; and Martin, of Minnesota), and one sister (Mrs. Anna Walker, of Kansas). On July 10, 1924, his wife passed away. In July of the following year he married Lydia (Bare) Berkey, who passed away Jan. 7, 1943. Since her death he made his home with his daughter Mary and his son Vernon. In the fall of 1907 he was ordained to the ministry at the Pennsylvania Church and was called to serve the congregation near Newkirk, Okla. In the fall of 1911 he moved back to Newton. In June, 1924, he moved to Elkhart and transferred his membership to the Prairie Street Mennonite Church. He willingly served as minister of the Gospel at every opportunity. Those who took part in the funeral services were Leroy Hostetler, Donald King, John Gingrich, D. A. Yoder (who preached the sermon), and Allen H. Erb. He was laid to rest in the Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart.
ROTH. - Barbara Mary, daughter of the late John M. and Rebecca Nafsiger Roth, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 7, 1892; passed away at the Mary Rutan Hospital, Bellefontaine, Ohio, Oct. 23, 1945; aged 53 y. 2 m. 28 d. Two days before her death she was taken to the hospital for the removal of a tumor, but her health did not permit the operation. In youth she accepted Christ and united with the Central Mennonite Church, Archbold. Later she transferred her membership to the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio, of which she was a faithful member to the end. She was in failing health for two years and confined to her bed the last ten weeks of her life, being paralyzed from a stroke. Death resulted from a cerebral hemorrhage. On Dec. 11, 1921, she was married to Joseph Roth, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Lester, Malcolm, Nebr.; and Paul, at home), 4 stepsons (Elmer, West Liberty, Ohio; Christie, Bellefontaine, Ohio; Amos, Macedonia, Ohio; and Leo, at home), 6 grandchildren, one brother (Irvin), 3 sisters (Mrs. Adam H. Short, Mrs. Otis Waidelich, and Mrs. Jacob Hausch, all of Archbold), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the South Union Church, Oct. 26, in charge of S. E. Allgyer, assisted by Wallace Kauffman and Irvin Roth. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
RUPP. - James Edward, son of Levi and Laura Rupp, was born at Wauseon, Ohio, Oct. 21, 1945. He lived only six hours. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters, 2 brothers, and 3 grandparents. "The Lord gave and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord. Services were held at Short,s Funeral Home by Jesse J. Short.
SHORT, - Jacob B., son of Benedict and Lydia Short, was born at Archbold, Ohio, March 21, 1871; passed away at the home of his son Ira, Stryker, Ohio, Sept. 18, 1945; aged 74 y. 5 m. 27 d. On March 12, 1895, he was united in marriage to Mary Nofziger. To this union four children were born: Ira, of Stryker; David, who died in infancy; Lydia - Mrs. William King, Wauseon, Ohio; and Nora - Mrs. Henry Stamm, West Unity, Ohio. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until God called him home. He had been in failing health for some time, but took a definite turn for the worse about a week before his death. Surviving are one son, 2 daughters, 7 grandchildren, 3 stepgrandchildren, one great-grandchild, one stepgreat-grandchild, and many other relatives and friends. His wife and one son preceded him in death. His kind admonition and fatherly advice will long remain a cherished memory to his children. Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at the home of his son Ira and at the Lockport Mennonite Church, in charge of Wyse Graber, E. B. Frey, Simon Stuckey, and Walter Stuckey. Text, Job 3: 17. Interment was made in the Lockport Cemetery.
TROYER, - Daniel J., son of Jonathan and Magdalena Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, March 9, 1869; peacefully passed away at his home at Shickley, Nebr., Nov. 2, 1945; aged 76 y. 7 m. 23 d. Death was sue to a heart ailment. He was ill only one week. On April 2, 1889, he was united in marriage to Mary Roth. To this happy union four sons and three daughters were born. Surviving are his sorrowing widow, one son (Abraham), 3 daughters (Mrs. Martha Kennel, Mrs. Katie Swartzendruber, and Mrs. Barbara Kempf, all of Shickley), 21 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers (Jake, of Indiana; and Abe, of Shickley), and one sister (Fannie, of Pennsylvania). He was preceded in death by triplet sons (John - an infant, Ira, aged eleven months, and Arthur Daniel, aged eighteen years), 3 grandchildren, 2 brothers, and 6 sisters. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church at Milford, Nebr., and remained faithful to the end. He was one of the few remaining charter members of the Salem congregation at Shickley. He was active in Sunday-school work and always concerned for the welfare of the church. Funeral services were held Nov. 4, at the home and church by Fred Reeb and Peter Kennel and at the grave by Lee Schlegel. Burial was made in the Salem Church Cemetery.
WELDY. - Joseph W., son of Abraham and Nancy (Yoder) Weldy, was born June 7, 1864; passed away Oct. 24, 1945; aged 81 y. 4 m. 7 d. He was in ill health for about eight years, due to a heart ailment, and was bedfast for about two years. Early in life he united with the Mennonite Church, being a loyal member of Holdeman,s congregation near Wakarusa, Ind. On Nov. 3, 1892, he was united in marriage to Mary Sheets, who passed away July 15, 1923. To this union thirteen children were born, and seven orphans found a loving father and mother and a happy home in his home. On Aug. 21, 1924, he was married to Anna (Herr) Leatherman. Surviving are his wife Anna, 12 children, 9 stepchildren, 68 grandchildren, 31 stepgrandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 6 stepgreat-grandchildren, 2 brothers, and one sister. One son (Kenneth R.) passed away at the age of fourteen years.
YODER. - Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Polly Hooley, was born in Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 23, 1862; died Oct. 15, 1945, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. C. B. Blosser, Goshen, Ind.; aged 82 y. 9 m. 22 d. Death was caused by a heart ailment. In 1881 she was united in marriage to Eli D. Yoder, who preceded her in death in 1926. They spent most of their life in the Topeka, Ind., community. She was a member of the Mennonite Church from her youth. Surviving are 9 children (Mrs. C. B. Blosser, Goshen, Ind.; Mrs. Mabel Hostetler, Cincinnati, Ohio; Charles D., Long Beach, Calif.; Mary - Mrs. M. D. Schertz, Washington, Ill; Prof. Walter E., Goshen, Ind.; Sadie - Mrs. Frank Williamson, Chicago, Ill.; Martha G., Coldwater, Mich.; Gola - Mrs. J. S. Duffus, Milwaukee, Wis.; and Franc - Mrs. Paul Gay, Coldwater, Mich.), 20 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Jonathan B. Hartzler, Marshallville, Ohio; and Mrs. Emma Plank, Chester, Mont.).
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HEATWOLE. - Rebecca, daughter of Abram and Mary Swope Swartz, was born near Dale Enterprise, Va., Oct. 14, 1862; peacefully passed away after a brief illness at her home in Dayton, Va., Sept. 27, 1945; aged 82 y. 11 m. 13 d. Though suffering from a heart ailment, she was in her usual health upon retiring and had been active in her household duties up to the time of her death. She was the oldest of a family of eight children and after her mother's death took over the duties of her father's household at the age of fifteen years. On Dec. 11, 1883, she was united in marriage to David Grove Heatwole, who preceded her in death June 14, 1938. To this union five children were born: Wintie and Minor, of Dayton; Ward M., Tulsa, Okla,; Florence (Mrs. Harvey Liskey), who passed away Sept. 6, 1942; and Frank H., who passed away April 6, 1945. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. N. P. Miller, of Dayton; and Mrs. O. B. Weaver, Winchester, Va.), and 2 brothers (William P., Harrisonburg, Va.; and Henry, Louisa, Va.). She was one of the oldest and most beloved citizens of Dayton ? a devoted mother and kind neighbor. She enjoyed a wide circle of friends and was known for her genial personality and generous hospitality. She was a faithful member of Weaver's Mennonite Church for sixty-two years. Funeral services were held at Weaver's Church, in charge of S. H. Rhodes, assisted by James W. Turner. Interment was made in Weaver's Cemetery.
HORST. - Nannie, daughter of Benjamin L. and Leah (Detweiler) Horst, was born at Harper, Kans., Jan. 24, 1906; passed away at a hospital in Tulare, Calif., Oct. 22, 1945; aged 39 y. 8 m. 28 d. Surviving are one sister (Mrs. A. P. Mills, San Francisco, Calif.), 5 brothers (Jonas, Reuben, and Titus, Terra Bella, Calif.; Daniel and Roy, Atwater, Calif.), and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and two sisters. At the age of three she moved with her parents to California, locating in the community near Terra Bella, where she spent the greater part of her life. In her early teens she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining in that faith until the last. Being an invalid, however, she was not privileged to enjoy church fellowship and the joys of working in the church for the past fifteen years. She received much comfort and consolation from reading and meditating upon the Word of God. Funeral services were held at the Funeral Chapel, Porterville, Calif., Oct. 24, in charge of J. P. Bontrager. Text, II Sam. 19:34. Burial was made in the Reedley Cemetery.
HOSTETLER. - Ruth May, daughter of Christian K. and Emma (Unzicker) Ulrich, was born ear Roanoke, Ill., April 7, 1903; peacefully fell asleep Oct. 28, 1945, at her home near Cazenovia, Ill.; aged 42 y. 6 m. 21 d. She had cancer and was bedfast for three months, but she bore her suffering patiently and was conscious to the end. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and remained faithful. On Aug. 24, 1922, she was united in marriage to Milo M. Hostetler, who survives. This union was blessed with 2 daughters and 6 sons: Beulah, Clarence, Marvin, Johnny, Lester, Solomon, Arthur, and Ellen Mae. She expressed a longing desire to remain with her family but was in the will of the Lord and was ready to go. She was a loving, cheerful companion and mother, deeply concerned about her family. She also leaves 4 sisters and 5 brothers (Mrs. Rosa Hostetler, E. Paso, Ill.; Mrs. Frieda Kennell, Roanoke, Ill.; Elmer, Tampico, Ill.; Mrs. Velma Hostetler, Secor, Ill.; Mrs. Nettie Zoss, John, and Raymond, of Roanoke; Solomon, Shelbyville, Ill.; and Clarence, Cazenovia, Ill.), besides many other relatives and friends. Her parents preceded her in death. She found much comfort in reading God's Word, in singing and prayer. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Eli Zook and L. C. Hostetler and at the Linn A. M. Church by John E. Hostetler and D. M. Ulrich. Text, John 14. Burial was made in the Roanoke Mennonite Cemetery.
MILLER. - Daniel E., son of the late Henry L. and Elizabeth Erb Miller, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., Oct. 27, 1865; died at the home of his son Norman, Oct. 24, 1945; aged 79 y. 11 m. 24 d. He was a member of the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church, where he was ordained deacon Aug. 3, 1922. Surviving are 5 children (Mrs. Lizzie S. Herr, Norman S., John S., Henry S., and Paul S.), 16 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Annie Ebersole, Elizabethtown, Pa.), and 2 brothers (Henry E., of Elizabethtown, and Benjamin E., Wichita, Kans.). He was sick for three years and spent the greater part of the last year in bed. Many lessons of patience were learned by those who ministered to him, for he never complained. Funeral services were held from the home by Amos L. Hess and at the Mt. Joy Church by Henry E. Lutz and Henry F. Garber. Text, Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in Kraybill's Cemetery.
STEVANUS. - Gabriel J., son of the late John and Elizabeth Yoder Stevanus, was born near Springs, Pa., Aug. 17, 1862; died at the home of his daughter, Mary Staggs, near Cumberland, Md., Aug. 14, 1945; aged 82 y. 11m. 27 d. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church from early youth. In April, 1886, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Jane Keefer, who preceded him in death. To this union ten children were born. Surviving are 3 sons (Elmer G., Portland, Oreg.; Ira J., Los Angeles, Calif.; and Ralph E., Hyndman, Pa.), 4 daughters (Mrs. Naomi B. Tressler, Harrisonburg, Va.; Mrs. Mary V. Staggs, Cumberland, Md.; E. Jennie ? Mrs. Fred Grenke, Lincoln Park, Mich.; and Susan, G., Cumberland, Md.), one sister (Mrs. Christian Schrock, Farmington, Del.), 18 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. He was confined to his home for eight months and was bedfast about six weeks, suffering from heart dropsy. He bore his suffering patiently to the very last. Funeral services were held at the Springs Church, Aug. 17, in charge of Walter Otto and Roy Kinsinger.
WENGER. - Angeline, daughter of John Hagey, Preston, Ont., was born June 2, 1860; passed away after a lengthy illness at Calgary, Alta., Oct. 25, 1945; aged 85 y. 4 m. 23 d. On Sept. 20, 1880, she was united in marriage to Daniel Wenger. In 1900 they moved with their family to Okotoks, Alta., and in 1921 to Calgary. In 1930 they moved to a farm near Langdon, at which place Bro. Wenger passed away Dec. 6, 1942. They were charter members of the Mt. View congregation, which was organized in 1902 by S. F Coffman acting under the instructions of the Ontario Conference. Their faithful and willing services were very much appreciated in the early days of the congregation, and their testimonies in their declining years were sources of inspiration to all who visited them. Surviving are 3 daughters and one son (Adeline, Margaret, Lillie ? Mrs. Ed Downey, and Edward, all of Alberta), 4 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at Jacques Funeral Home, Calgary, on Oct. 29, conducted by Isaac Miller. Text, II Tim. 4:6. A further service was held at the Mt. View Church near Mazeppa by C. J. Ramer, assisted by H. R. Boettger. Text, Ps. 89:48. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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DAVIDHIZAR. - Martha S., daughter of Bishop Jacob and Caroline (Boyer) Beutler, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., May 18, 1871; died at her home near Wakarusa Nov. 5, 1945, following a stroke of paralysis on Oct. 27; aged 74 y. 5 m. 17 d. On May 9, 1901, she was married to Enos L. Davidhizar. To this union six children were born: George, of Wakarusa; Manford, Elkhart, Ind.; Bertha and Catherine, at home; Otis, on the home place; and Henry, New Paris, Ind. In 1892 she united with the Holdeman Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member to the end. For many years she served as a teacher in the Sunday school. The doors of her home were always open to those whom she could befriend. Of her it could truly be said, "She hath done what she could." Surviving are a loving husband, 2 daughters, 4 sons, 12 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna R. Horst, White Cloud, Mich.; and Mrs. Magdalena Hartzler, of Wakarusa), and one brother (Levi M., Putnam, Ill.). Funeral services were held Nov. 9, at the home by M. D. Stutzman and at the Olive Church by S. L. Weldy and Warren C. Shaum.
GROFF. - Anna K., daughter of the late Benjamin and Amanda Kreider Nolt, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., March 17, 1887; passed away at the St. Joseph Hospital, Lancaster, after a short illness, Sept. 13, 1945; aged 58 y. 5 m. 26 d. She will be missed but our loss is her eternal gain. On Sept. 12, 1907, she was united in marriage to Milton S. Groff, who survives. She also leaves 3 children (Herbert, of Lancaster; Emerald, Ephrata, Pa.; and Aleta - Mrs. Marvin H. Kreider, Ronks, Pa.), 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Minnie - Mrs. Frank Wenger, and Mabel - Mrs. Harman Benner), and many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Earla) preceded her in death in infancy. She was a member of the Groffdale Mennonite Church for over forty years. Funeral services were held Sept. 16, at the home by John Gochnauer and at the Groffdale Church by Mahlon Witmer. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
ROTH. - Amanda, daughter of David and Lydia Miller Bender, was born near Goshen, Ind., March 17, 1870; departed this life at the home of her daughter, Nov. 6, 1945; aged 75 y. 7 m. 20 d. On Jan. 18, 1891, she was united in marriage to Nickolas Roth, who preceded her in death Jan. 14, 1939. This union was blessed with three sons and four daughters: David, Duchess, Alta.; Lee, Tofield, Alta.; Earl, Wellman, Iowa; Lydia - Mrs. J. B. Stauffer; Katie - Mrs. William Stauffer, with whom she made her home since Nov. 29, 1942; Pearl - Mrs. Joe Lehman; and Alta Marie. Also surviving are 26 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (John, and Emanuel, Milford, Nebr. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Since her husband was away much of the time in the Lord,s work, her duty was doubly heavy, but she carried on faithfully and cheerfully. At the age of three, she moved with her parents to Henry County, Iowa, and at the age of eighteen to Milford, Nebr. On Sept. 4, 1910, the family moved to Tofield, Alta., where she resided since. The cause of her death was chronic endocarditis. The last seven months of her life were spent in a rocking chair and she suffered intense pain at times. It was her desire to depart, but she bore her suffering with Christian patience. Funeral services were held at the Salem Mennonite Church near Tofield, in charge of Paul Voegtlin and M. D. Stutzman. Texts, Rom. 8; II Cor. 5:1. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
SCHROCK. - Dean Allen, only son of Edward and Violett Harter Schrock, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Jan. 4, 1943; died Oct. 25, 1945; aged 2 y. 9 m. 21 d. About six weeks before his death he underwent an operation for a ruptured appendix and had apparently almost fully recovered. The last few days of his life, however, he was not feeling very well. He became very sick during the night and passed away in the early morning. Surviving are his parents, his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. David Schrock), his maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Earl Harter), and his great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. J. I. Weldy and Mr. and Mrs. Noah Yoder). He had endeared himself to all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, Oct. 25, in charge of S. L. Weldy and Warren C. Shaum.
WAMBOLD. - Mary Elizabeth (Fretz) Wambold was born in Markham Twp., York Co., Ont., May 3, 1869; departed this life Oct. 27, 1945; aged 76 y. 5 m. 24 d. In 1892 she was converted during the first revival meetings held b Bro. J. S. Coffman at the Wideman Mennonite Church. She took an active interest in the work of the Sunday school and young people,s meeting. On Dec. 9, 1896, she was married to Isaac A. Wambold and moved to Breslau, where he had charge (with others) of the Cressman congregation. They labored together here for fifteen years and the moved to Markham, where they resided since. She had not been in very good health for many years and was confined to her bed for the last ten months of her life. She leaves her bereaved husband, one son, one daughter, and 5 grandchildren. She was patient in her suffering but longed to be with the Lord. Among the last words to be understood were, "Beneath are the everlasting arms." Funeral services were held Oct. 31, at the home by Emerson McDowell and at the church by Aaron Grove and Moses Roth. Interment was made in the cemetery adjoining the church.
WHITE. - John Wesley White was born May 7, 1871; died at his home near Whitmer, W. Va., Nov. 3, 1945; aged 74 y. 5 m. 14 d. He was twice married. His first wife and three children born to this union preceded him in death. Two sons survive: Elmer, Granville, Ohio; and Otha, Cumberland, Md. He married for his second wife Rosa Loak. To this union ten children were born, seven of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his wife and three children: Mary - Mrs. Willie Bodkins, Durbin, W. Va.- Anna - Mrs. Ruth Thompson, at home; and Lester, in the Pacific area. He was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Horton Church, Nov. 6, in charge of R. W. Benner and Hiram Weaver. His body was laid to rest in the Nelson Cemetery.
WHITE. - Permelia Jane, daughter of the late Joseph and Hannah Eye Elyard, was born at Job, W. Va., Feb. 4, 1896; died at her home at Job., Oct. 30, 1945; aged 76 y. 8 m. 26 d.* Her husband (Ben F. White), one son, and one daughter preceded her in death. Surviving are 2 sons (Virgil, of Job; and Charles, Valley Bend, W. Va.), 2 daughters (Phoebe - Mrs. Frank White, and Lena - Mrs. French Kerns, of Job), 3 brothers (Charles and Samuel, Franklin, W. Va.; and William, David, W. Va.), 12 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for fifty-five years. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, Nov. 2, in charge of Hiram Weaver. Burial was made in the Job Cemetery.
*Transcriber's note: age does not agree with birth date.
YOHN. - David Preston, eldest son of Isaac and Louisa Yohn, was born at Van Wert, Ohio, Jan. 25, 1862; peacefully asleep Nov. 9, 1945; aged 83 y. 9 m. 14 d. He was in failing health for several months. When a young man he went to Missouri and engaged in the carpenter trade. In his youth he united with the Bethel Mennonite Church and attended services as long as health permitted. On Aug. 30, 1890, he was married to Mary Ann King. To this union ten children were born. The oldest son died in infancy. Surviving are 9 children (Leonard, Portland, Oreg.; Mrs. Lloyd Swartzendruber, Winfield, Iowa; Mrs. Harve Asbury, Alhambra, Calif.; Mrs. L. B. Yoder, Salina, Kans.; Mrs. N. J. Yoder, Iowa City, Iowa; Fred, Kansas City, Mo.; Mrs. H. L. Oesch, Garden City, Mo.; Mrs. Willard Arbuckle, Walla Walla, Wash.; and Warren, Ottawa, Kans.), one sister, 2 brothers, 27 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Bethel Church, Nov. 12, in charge of Joe C. Driver and W. E. Helmuth.
ZOOK. - Mary, daughter of David and Mattie Zook, was born in Milton Twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Sept. 23, 1874; was called by the messenger of death at the Wadsworth Hospital, Nov. 14, 1945; aged 71 y. 1 m. 21 d. She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister (Mrs. Jacob Stoltzfus), and one brother (Simon P.). Surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. Lina Z., Ressler, Scottdale, Pa.; and Mattie, Sterling, Ohio), 2 brothers (David B. and Abner D., both of Akron, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and remained an active and devoted Christian. She took a special interest in the work of the Sunday school and young people,s meeting and was also interested in the educational and missionary activities of the church. For many years she served the community as a public school teacher. Funeral services were conducted by J. S. Gerig, I. W. Royer, William G. Detweiler, and Elmer Meyer. Interment was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.
Transcribed by: Mary Teeter, Michigan