Gospel Herald Obituaries - August, 1946

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 19 - August 6, 1946--Page 398

Bockes--John Wesley Wane was born near Grundy Center, Iowa, Aug. 16, 1883; passed away July 13, 1946; aged 62 y. 10 m. 27 d. In 1894 he moved with his parents to a farm near Amity, Oreg. and in 1938 moved to Sheridan, Oreg., where he resided since. On Sept. 21, 1939, he was married to Lulu Neathamer, who survives him. Also surviving are 3 brothers (Darwin and Harry, both of Portland, Oreg.; and Thomas, Pacific City, Oreg.), 3 sisters (Mrs. R. V. Stockton of Sheridan; Mrs. J. O. Mathis, Salem, Oreg.; and Mrs. George D. Wood, of Amity), and many other relatives and friends. He was afflicted with ulcers of the intestines, and just eight days before he died he accepted Christ as his Saviour and was baptized, expressing great confidence in the Mennonite faith and a desire to affiliate with the church if he would ever recover from his illness. Funeral services were conducted at the Sheridan Mennonite Church by D. F. Shenk and G. D. Shenk. Interment was made in the McMinnville Evergreen Cemetery.

Engel.--Christian, son of the late Nicholas and Mary Schertz Engel, was born in Germany, Feb. 2, 1885; departed this life at his home June 20, 1946; aged 61 y. 4 m. 18 d. As a boy he came with his parents, brothers, and sisters to this country. On March 4, 1907, he was married to Fannie Smoker, who survives him. Also surviving are 5 children (Aaron, Paradise, Pa.; Elizabeth, at home; Martin, Parkesburg, Pa.; Edna--Mrs. Levi Nafziger, Coatesville, Pa.; and Ira, of Parkesburg), 3 brothers (Joseph, Cochranville, Pa.; Peter, East Petersburg, Pa.; and Nicholas, of Coatesville), 3 sisters (Mrs. Daniel Kauffman, Mrs. Joseph King, and Mrs. Samuel Miller, all of Parkesburg), and 8 grandchildren. One brother, one sister, and one granddaughter predeceased him. His death came very suddenly as the result of a heart condition. He was a member of the Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa., where his seat was seldom vacant. Funeral services were held June 23, at the home in charge of M. S. Stoltzfus, and at the Millwood Church in charge of John A. Kennel and Leroy Stoltzfus. Text, I Sam. 20:3c. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Gerber.--Roy Eldon, son of Peter P. and Anna Gerber, was born in Sugar Creek Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, March 25, 1912; passed away at his home east of Kidron, Ohio, July 19, 1946; aged 34 y. 3 m. 24 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and remained a faithful member of the Kidron Mennonite Church until death. On June 9, 1940, he was united in marriage to Lillie Nussbaum, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (Frederick John and Leroy Lynn), his father, 6 brothers (Elam, of Kidron; Alvin, Altadena, Calif.; Wilson, Wooster, Ohio; Carl, Dalton, Ohio; Ira, Berne, Ind.; and Leonard, Apple Creek, Ohio), 4 sisters (Helen--Mrs. John Geiser; Etta--Mrs. David Geiser; Orpha--Mrs. Allen Geiser, of Apple Creek; and Verda--Mrs. Noah D. Amstutz, of Dalton), and many other relatives and friends. His mother and two sisters (Ella and Viola) preceded him in death. On April 29, 1946, he underwent a major operation from which he recovered sufficiently to be out of bed until one week before his death when he became seriously ill. He was patient and calm in his suffering, often expressing his readiness to go to his Saviour. His was a cheerful and happy disposition and he will be greatly missed in the home and community. Funeral services were held July 22 at the Kidron Church, in charge of Reuben Hofstetter, Isaac Zuercher, and Allen Bixler. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

Graber.--Esther, daughter of Christian and Anna Conrad, was born in Stark Co., Ohio, July 31, 1899; fell asleep in Jesus at her home near Sterling, Ohio, July 18, 1946; aged 46 y. 11 m. 17 d. On Dec. 8, 1921, she was united in marriage to Joseph D. Graber. To this union three children were born. Two children (Anna Marie and Christian Daniel), her father, two sisters, and two brothers preceded her in death. Surviving are her husband, one son (Russel), her aged mother, 4 sisters (Mrs. Katie Clapper and Mrs. Ella Smucker, both of Louisville, Ohio; Mrs. Laura Lander, Alliance, Ohio; and Mrs. Ada Graber, Canton, Ohio), one brother (Aaron Conrad of Louisville), and many other relatives and friends. At the age of fourteen she accepted Jesus as her Saviour and united with the Beech Mennonite Church, near Louisville. After her marriage her membership was transferred to the Pleasant Hill Church in Wayne County where she was a faithful member, active in the Master's work. For a number of months she was in failing health and suffered much pain. But she bore it with patience and fortitude, looking forward to being at home with her blessed Lord. She will be greatly missed in the home, church, and community. Funeral services were conducted at the home by O. N. Johns and J. A. Liechty and at the Pleasant Hill Church by J. D. Graber and J. S. Gerig. Text, Ps. 27: 1-4. Interment was made in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Herr.--Frances, daughter of the late Joseph and Fanny (Forry) Charles, was born in Manor Township, Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 15, 1869; passed away at her home near Millersville, Pa., July 7, 1946; aged 76 y. 9 m. 4 d. On the day of her death she attended Sunday school and church services, became ill in the afternoon, and passed away in the evening. In October, 1890, she was united in marriage to Christian K. Herr. Surviving are her husband, 3 daughters (Mabel Hoffmaster, Barbara--Mrs. Addison B. Hess, and Myrtle, all of Millersville), one sister (Mrs. Susan Rutt, Central Manor, Pa.), 3 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was for many years a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held July 10, at the Guidel Funeral Parlor in charge of Landis Shertzer, and at the Millersville Church in charge of Christian K. Lehman. Text, Prov. 27:1. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Martin.--Susie, daughter of the late Christian and Susanna (Hollinger) Weaver, was born near East Earl, Pa., April 15, 1878; departed this life at the Lancaster (Pa.) General Hospital, April 1, 1946; aged 67 y. 11 m. 15 d. On Nov. 30, 1902, she was united in marriage to Aaron Martin. Surviving are her husband, 7 children (Weaver and Mrs. Joseph Weaver, both of East Earl; Mrs. Paul Dombach, Quarryville, Pa., Aaron, Jr. Ronks, Pa,; Anna Mary, Henry, and Daniel J., at home), 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Mary Metzler and Mrs. Hettie Shiffer, both of Ephrata, Pa.) , and 20 grandchildren. Four children preceded her in death. She was a faithful member of the Old Road Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa. During her last days she suffered intense pain, but at times the look of pain was gone and she spoke of mansions prepared for her. Funeral services were held April 5, at her late home in charge of George Graham and at the Old Road Church in charge of Parke Book and Martin R. Hershey. Text, Mark 14:8.

Transcriber's note: In the list of surviving children, "Weaver and Mrs. Joseph Weaver" is as printed.

Schertz.--Magdalena, daughter of Christian and Anna Esch, was born in Woodford County, Ill., Sept. 6, 1861; died at her home south of Metamora, Ill., July 16, 1946; aged 84 y. 10 m. 10 d. Early in life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining true to the end. On Jan. 20, 1881, she was united in marriage to Peter Schertz, who preceded her in death on April 3, 1932. One daughter (Edna Lucile) also preceded her in death as an infant. Surviving are 7 children (Manuel D. and Mrs. Edwin R. Schertz, both of Washington, Ill.; Henry R., of Metamora; Mrs. Peter R. Schertz, Roanoke, Ill., William J. and Mrs. Walter Smith, Eureka, Ill,; and Mrs. Walter Yoder, Goshen, Ind.), 24 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. She was a quiet, unassuming, gentle woman, interested in the welfare of her family and the church. Funeral services were conducted by A. C. Good, assisted by Ezra Yordy and Ben Esch.

Stutzman.--Martin, son of Peter and Drusilla Stutzman, was born at Chappell, Nebr., Feb. 22, 1893; died at his home in Filer, Idaho, July 15, 1946, of a heart ailment; aged 53 y. 4 m. 24 d. At the age of sixteen he was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church of which he was a faithful member until death. On March 4, 1914, he was married to Barbara Stutzman. Surviving are his widow, 2 daughters (Mrs. Leon Blunt, Peniel, Texas; and Irene), one son (Carl, of Filer), one brother (Dan, Detroit Lakes, Minn.), 2 sisters (Mrs. Aaron Stutzman and Mrs. Art Gascho, both of Cairo, Nebr.), and other relatives. Three sisters (Mrs. Joel Erb, Mrs. Levi Schrock, and Mrs. Will Houser) preceded him. Funeral services were held July 22 at the Mennonite Church, in charge of Samuel Honderich and Ivan Hostetler, Broken Bow, Nebr. Burial was made in the Sunset Memorial Cemetery near Twin Falls, Idaho.


Transcribed By: Linda Bolt

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Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXIX, No . 20 - August 13, 1946--Page 430

Beachy.--Moses M., son of Manasseh and Elizabeth (Headings) Beachy, was born near Salisbury, Pa.; Dec. 3, 1874; passed away July 7, 1946; aged 71 y. 7 m. 4 d. His death resulted from coronary occlusion. In his youth he united with the Amish Church. On Feb. 17, 1895, he was married to Lucy S. Miller, who preceded him in death. To this union fourteen children were born. On Nov. 12, 1928, he was married to Mary E. Hershberger, who survives. Also surviving are ten children (Annie and Noah, of Salisbury; Effie--Mrs. A. W. Geigley, Fairfield, Pa.; Amelia--Mrs. Eli M. Yoder, Fishersville, Va.; Ernest and Milton, of Salisbury; Alvin, Bloomington, Ill.; Ruth--Mrs. Melvin Beiler, Grantsville, Md.; Irvin and Mary Elizabeth, also of Salisbury), 22 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and 2 brothers (Lewis, Oakland, Md.; and Alvin, Topeka, Ind.). Four sons, 2 brothers, 3 sisters, and 2 grandchildren preceded him in death. On May 19, 1912, he was ordained to the ministry and on Oct. 1, 1913, to the bishopric. In this capacity he served faithfully for thirty-three years. Funeral services were conducted July 11, at the home, at the Flag Run Meetinghouse, and at the cemetery, with sixteen ministers participating.

Heatwole.--John J., son of the late Peter S. and Nancy (Reiff) Heatwole, was born Jan. 14, 1865; passed away May 26, 1946, having suffered a stroke the previous day; aged 81 y. 4 m. 12 d. His wife (Ida Corbin) and 4 children preceded him in death. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Viola Deputy, Mrs. Bessie Colaw, and Mrs. Ruth Byerly), 4 sons (Charles, Russell, Gabriel, and Ammon), 2 sisters (Mrs. Lydia Heatwole and Mrs. Alice Burkholder), 2 brothers (Charles and Amos), 25 grandchildren, and 15 great-grandchildren. In young manheed he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a member the rest of his life. Funeral services were conducted at the home of his daughter (Ruth) by I. C. Senger, and at Weaver's Church, Dale Enterprise, Va., by S. H. Rhodes, assisted by Simon Glick.

Transcriber's note: "manheed" in the above is typed as printed in the original.

Herman.--Anna, daughter of John and Catherine (Leichty) Musser, was born in Baughman Township, Wayne Co., Ohio, Jan. 31, 1877; died at the Massillon, Ohio, City Hospital, July 26, 1946; aged 69 y. 5 m. 25 d. On Aug. 22, 1907, she was united in marriage to Godfrey Herman, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Arthur Grosjean, Apple Creek, Ohio; and Mrs. Lester Snyder, Orrville, Ohio), 3 sons (Mervin, Charles, and George, all of Orrville), 7 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Amos, of Orrville; and Christian, Doylestown, Ohio), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Butzer, North Lawrence, Ohio; and Mrs. Arthur Kreakie, of Orrville). Two children preceded her in death. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour in early life and was received into the Oak Grove Amish Mennonite Church, Smithville, Ohio, remaining a member until death. She was a faithful and devoted mother who had a deep concern for the spiritual welfare of her children. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, in charge of L. W. Royer.

Livingston.--John J., son of the late Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Lehman) Livingston, was born Jan. 8, 1867; died April 18, 1946; aged 79 y. 3 m. 10 d. He was united in marriage to Polly Eash, who predeceased him a number of years ago. Surviving are 2 brothers (Jacob J. and Josiah J.) and one sister (Mrs. William Blough). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Stahl Mennonite Church, Johnstown, Pa., in charge of Sanford G. Shetler and David Alwine.

Morehouse.--Blanche E., daughter of Robert and Sarah (Brown) Bates, was born in Wisconsin, Oct. 13, 1873; died May 30, 1946' aged 72 y. 7 m. 17 d. On Aug. 29, 1891, she was married to Jerome Morehouse, who preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 1944. Surviving are 3 sons, 2 daughters, 11 grandchildren, and 6 great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held June 3 at the Belmont Church, Elkhart, Ind., in charge of Leroy Hostetler, assisted by A. L. Buzzard. Burial was made in the Prairie St. Cemetery.

Reist.--Orville Lorne, son of Joel and Vera Reist, was born at High River, Alta., Dec. 14, 1933; died July 26, 1946; aged 12 y. 7 m. 12 d. For the past several years he lived at Westward Ho, Alta. His death resulted when he slipped down a steep bank into Lake McGregor while visiting relatives at High River. He was helpless, being unable to swim. His cousin tried to rescue him with a fishing line but was unsuccessful. On Nov. 12, 1943, he became a member of the Mennonite Church at Westward Ho. He always enjoyed going to Sunday School and to Bible school. Surviving are his parents, 3 sisters (Mrs. Elden Specer, Didsbury, Alta., Dorothy Annie and Mildred Leona, both at home), one brother (Reuben Ray, also at home), and other relatives. One sister preceded him in death. Funeral services were held July 29 at the Mount View Church, High River, in charge of Ezra Stauffer and C. J. Ramer, assisted by Isaac Miller. Text, Matt. 24:44. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Schrock.--Mary, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Conrad) Fry, was born in Wayne County, Ohio, June 22, 1872; died in the Beeson Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, July 26, 1946; aged 74 y. 1 m. 4 d. She had been hospitalized about a month on account of a broken leg, but her death came very suddenly and unexpectedly as the result of a heart ailment. At the age of three she moved with her parents to Logan County, Ohio, and lived there until her marriage in 1900 to Henry B. Yoder, of Orrville, Ohio, who preceded her in death in March, 1927. To this union six children were born. One daughter (Elma--Mrs. Christ Hostetler) and 2 brothers (Samuel, Bellefontaine, Ohio; and Andrew, Waterloo, Iowa) predeceased her. Surviving are 5 children (Rozella--Mrs. Alva Rowe, Spartansburg, Pa.; Louella--Mrs. Ralph Foulk, Degraff, Ohio; Norma-Mrs. Earl Byler, West Liberty, Ohio; Merl, Smithville, Ohio; and Lorene--Mrs. Milford Byler, West Liberty, Ohio) and 7 grandchildren. On July 31, 1932, she was married to John Schrock, of Smithville, who preceded her in death on Feb. 26, 1943. In early life she confessed Jesus Christ as her Saviour and was received into the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio. After moving back to Wayne County she transferred her membership to the Oak Grove congregation near Smithville where she remained a faithful member until her death. She was concerned about the spiritual welfare of her family and of the church. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, July 29, in charge of I. W. Royer and Wm. G. Detweiler. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.

Shafer.--Edward A., son of Joel and Mary (Arnold) Shafer, was born June 24, 1865; died at his home at Port Trevorton, Pa., July 13, 1946; aged 81 y. 19 d. He was a member of the Susquehanna Mennonite Church for many years, having served as deacon since 1922. His entire life was spent in the Port Trevorton community, first as a schoolteacher and later as a farmer. He was very patient, never idle, never complaining, although he suffered much pain during the last week of his life. In September, 1887, he was married to Ida Herrald, who predeceased him in May, 1892; in August 1895, he married Katie Balig, who died in December, 1913; later he was married to Lizzie Copeland, who predeceased him in death in May, 1939. Surviving are one son (Roger, of Port Treverton), one stepson (John Copeland, Prospect Park, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Philip, William, and Harry, all of Port Treverton; and Banks, Sunbury, Pa.), 4 half brothers, and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Susquehanna Church, in charge of John H. Reinard, assisted by Harry E. Shreiner and William W. Graybill. Text, I Sam. 20:18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Slagell.--Barbara, daughter of Valentine and Lizzie (Stahly) Zehr, was born near Flanagan, Ill., March 30, 1888; passed away July 17, 1946; aged 58 y. 3 m. 17 d. Her death resulted instantly following an automobile accident near Michigan City, Ind. In her early youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church of which she remained a faithful member. Her Christian life was exemplified by her consistent, daily prayer life. On Jan. 25, 1910, she was married to Samuel Slagell. For a time they lived near Fisher, Ill., and later in Michigan. Surviving are her widowed husband, 7 children Earl, St. Johns, Mich.; Ralph, Ithaca, Mich.; Ollie, Maple Rapids, Mich.; Dorothy Whitford, Ashley, Mich.; Marie Kindell, Lansing, Mich.; Viola Bontrager and Harold, at home), 14 grandchildren, an aged father, 4 sisters (Mrs. Bertha Eigsti, Mrs. Kate Ulrich, Elizabeth, and Nettie), 3 brothers (Edward, Stephen, and Valentine, Jr.), and many other relatives and friends. She will be greatly missed, but we know that our loss is her eternal gain. Funeral services were held July 21, at her late home in charge of D. S. Oyer, and at the Bethel Mennonite Church, Ashley, Mich., in charge of J. Kore Zook, assisted by D. S. Oyer. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.

Slagell.--Dorothy Ellen, daughter of Frank and Helen Sharick, was born near Metamora, Ill., June 5, 1916; died July 17, 1946, as the result of an automobile accident; aged 30 y. 1 m. 12 d. The accident occurred while she, with her husband, children, and mother-in-law, was on her way to Illinois to visit relatives. Her mother-in-law was instantly killed and she herself lived only ten minutes. Her husband and children were treated for sever injuries and bruises at a hospital in Michigan City, Ind. We bow in humble submission to the will of a loving heavenly Father, knowing that he doeth all things well. She was a faithful member of the Bethel Mennonite Church, Ashley, Mich., since the age of twelve. On Jan. 2, 1936, she was united in marriage to Earl Slagell, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, 2 children (Richard and Loretta Mae), 1 grandfather, 3 brothers (Vernon, Milton, and Clayton, all of St. Johns, Mich.), 1 sister (Esther--Mrs. James Bachman, Whiting, Ind.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 21, at the Osgood Funeral Home in St. Johns, in charge of J. Kore Zook, and at the Bethel Church, in charge of J. Kore Zook, assisted by D. S. Oyer. Text, James 4:14b. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.

Snider.--Mary Ann, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. David H. Snider, was born May 25, 1889; died at the age of 57 y. She was a lifelong resident of the New Dundee, On., community, and a member of the Blenheim Mennonite Church. Her sudden death came as the result of an accident which occurred while harvesting grain. Surviving are one sister (Ida) and 2 brothers (Alvin and Eldon), all at home. Funeral services were held July 22 at the funeral home in New Dundee and at the Blenheim Church, in charge of Moses Baer and Manasseh Hallman. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Weaver.--Annie Z. (GOOD), widow of Mahlon S. Weaver, died at her home near Lancaster, Pa., June
29, 1946, after an illness of three months; aged 61 y. She was a member of the East Chestnut St. Mennonite Church in Lancaster. Surviving are 2 children (Mary--Mrs. William C. Harsh, and Lester M., both of Lancaster), one foster daughter (Lois--Mrs. Edgar Erb, of Lancaster), 5 grandchildren, 4 stepgrandchildren, one brother (Aaron Good, Ephrata, Pa.), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Samuel R. Weaver and Mrs. Solomon Martin, both of New Holland, Pa.; and Mrs. Lydia Weaver, Goodville, Pa.). Funeral services were held July 2, at the home and at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa., in charge of Jacob Brubaker and John Mosemann. Text, II Cor. 5:1-9. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Williamson.--Julianna Sope was born May 12, 1910; died at the Grace Hospital, Detroit, Mich., July 25, 1946, shortly after the birth of a child; aged 26 y. 2 m. 13 d. Surviving are her widowed husband (John Williamson, River Rouge, Mich.), one infant son (John, Jr.), one daughter (Jacqueline Anne), one sister (Mary--Mrs. Edward Gingerich, Au Gres, Mich.), one half sister (Gladys--Mrs. Russell Hebebrand, Cleveland, Ohio), one brother (Michael, Turner, Mich.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 28, at the Forshee Funeral Home, Twining, Mich. and at the Riverside Mennonite Church, in charge of Levi Swartz. Burial was made in the Cedar Valley Cemetery.

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Fenton.--Lillian Sophronia, daughter of the late Martin V. and Esther Hathaway, was born in Whiteside County, Ill., March 18, 1866; passed away at her home, July 18, 1946; aged 80 y. 4 m. On Oct. 1, 1886, she was married to Ulysses Grant Fenton, who preceded her in death in 1916. One son (Orville), 2 brothers, and 2 sisters also predeceased her. Surviving are 3 children (Clyde M., Elsie F., and Bessie Dickson), 13 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, one sister (Carrie E. Coleman), and other relatives and friends. A number of years ago she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Pea Ridge, Mo., Mennonite Church, in charge of Ira E. Buckwalter and Nelson Kauffman. Burial was made in the Coleman Cemetery near Philadelphia, Mo.

Groff.--Christian B., son of the late Elias and Susan (Brubaker) Groff, was born in East Lampeter Townships, Lancaster County, Pa., Sept. 9, 1879; departed this life at his home near Lancaster, Pa., June 17, 1946; aged 66 y. 9 m. 8 d. Since his youth he was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church. On Nov. 6, 1902, he was united in marriage to Emma E. Neff, who predeceased him on Feb. 2, 1924. On Sept. 17, 1925, he was married to Esther D. Rohrer, who survives. Also surviving are 6 children (Mary N.--Mrs. Sanford D. Leaman, C. Lloyd, E. Marvin, J. Clarence, Anna M., and Edna R.), 3 sisters (Annie--Mrs. Henry Brubaker, Mary--Mrs. John Sollenberger, and Mrs. Alice Bennington), one brother (Clayton B.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held June 20, at the home in charge of Harry Lefever, and at Mellinger's Church in charge of David Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Habecker.--Irwin G., son of the late Christian and Annie (Gamber) Habecker, was born June 22, 1900; passed away at his late home, July 14, 1946; aged 46 y. 22 d. On Feb. 20, 1929, he was united in marriage to Susan H. Sensenig, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Verna, Roy, Harry, Christian, and Mahlon, all at home), one sister (Esther), and 6 brothers (Joseph, John Christian, Roy, Charles, and Ralph). He was a faithful member of the Habecker Mennonite Church, Lancaster, Pa., and was seldom absent from church services when his health permitted him to go. In December, 1943, he underwent a major operation, recovering to the extent that he could go back to work. But his health again began to fail and in November, 1945, he underwent a second operation from which he never fully recovered. We cannot understand why it had to be so, but someday we will understand. Funeral services were held at the Habecker Church, July 17, in charge of John K. Charles and Christian B. Charles.

Hershey.--Henry, son of Peter E., and Anna M. Hershey, was born near Intercourse, Pa., May 19, 1855; passed away at his home in Intercourse, July 8, 1946; aged 91 y. 1 m. 19 d. On Dec. 6, 1877, he was married to Christie A. Denlinger, who preceded him in death on Dec. 25, 1916. To this union four children were born, two of whom (Noah and Alice) also predeceased him. On July 4, 1920, he married Mary Weaver Coiner, who passed away on March 9, 1928. On June 15, 1930, he was united in marriage to Rachel Swartzendruber Renno, who died Aug. 11, 1945. Surviving are one daughter (Anna M.--Mrs. Isaac M. Good of Intercourse), one son (Lloyd D., also of Intercourse), one sister (Mrs. Mary Denlinger, Paradise, Pa.), one brother (Landis, of Intercourse), 2 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. From his youth, he was a member of the Hershey Mennonite Church, Kinzers, Pa. He took and active interest in the work of the church and was a member of the Mennonite Publication Board for many years. Funeral services were held July 12, at the Overly Funeral Home in charge of Ira J. Buckwalter, and at the Hershey Church in charge of Martin R. Hershey, G. Parke Book, and O. N. Johns. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Karcher.--Lydia, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Speicher, was born in Somerset County, Pa., Oct. 23, 1859; died near Freeport, Mich., July 28, 1946; aged 86 y. 9 m. 5 d. At the age of seven she moved with her parents to Michigan, living first near Caledonia, and later moving onto the farm where she lived most of her life. On Dec. 15, 1896, she was united in marriage to George Karcher, who preceded her in death nineteen years ago. Surviving are a number of relatives and friends. Her only brother (Samuel) also preceded her in death. In her youth she united with the Browne Mennonite Church, Elmdale, Mich. She was a faithful member, attending services as regularly as her health would permit, and often expressing her readiness and desire to go to be with the Lord. Funeral services were held at the Bowne Church, in charge of T. E. Schrock, Daniel Zook, and D. A. Yoder.

Transcriber's note: The church is spelled in the original both "Browne" and "Bowne".

Kauffman.--Alice King was born near Sidney, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1866; passed away at the home of her son, D. Chauncey, July 19, 1946; aged 79 y. 6 m. 20 d. On Jan. 26, 1893, she was united in marriage to Nicholas B. Kauffman, who preceded her in death Feb. 14, 1904. Surviving are 3 sons (Earl, Chauncey, and Forrest), 11 grandchildren, on great-grandchild, 4 sisters (Mrs. George Davis, Dayton, Ohio; Mrs. Ida Tennery, Mrs. Sadie Parcher, and Mrs. Charles Miltenbarger, all of Sidney), one brother (Joe, of Sidney), and many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Elsie) and one son (Lawrence) preceded her in death. In her youth she joined the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio, where she served as a Sunday School teacher for many years, and remained a faithful and devoted member to the end. Funeral services were held at the Oak Grove Church, July 21, in charge of S. E. Allgyer, assisted by N. E. Troyer. Burial was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.

Martin.--Lydia, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Absalom Martin, was born in Woolwich Township, Ont., Feb. 4, 1873; passed away at her home in Conestogo, Ont., after a short illness, Aug. 1, 1946; aged 73 y. 5 m. 28 d. Surviving are her husband (Norman Martin), 2 sons (Ervin and Ananias), 8 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Susannah--Mrs. Ezra Burkhardt, Elmira, Ont.; Sophiana, of Conestogo; Nancy--Mrs. Peter Bowman, also of Elmira), and 2 brothers (Absalom, of Elmira; and Ananias, Floradale, Ont.). In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the St. Jacobs Mennonite Church, in charge of Roy S. Koch, assisted by Oliver D. Snyder. Interment was made in the Martin cemetery, near Waterloo.

Smoker.--David M., son of William and Amanda (Mast) Smoker, was born near Parkesburg, Pa., Aug. 8, 1922; departed this life July 1, 1946; aged 23 y. 11 m. 8 d. At the age of fifteen he accepted Christ as his Saviour and remained a faithful member of the Millwood Mennonite Church, Gap, Pa., from that time until his death. On Nov. 20, 1943, he was united in marriage to Florence Kurtz, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 children (Shirley Ann and David Marlin), 5 sisters (Mrs. Irvin Engle, Cochranville, Pa.; Mrs. Ammon Kauffman and Mrs. Daniel Kauffman, both of Parkesburg; and Anna and Ruth, both at home), and many other relatives and friends. His death came as a shock, resulting from an accident which occurred while harvesting peas on his own farm. Although he will be greatly missed, we humbly say, "Thy will be done." We know that God makes no mistakes. Funeral services were held July 3, at the home in charge of M. S. Stoltzfus, and at the Millwood Church in charge of Reuben Stoltzfus, John A. Kennel, and Ira Kurtz. Texts, John 14:1-3 and Ps. 112:7. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

Yoder.--Barbara S., daughter of Joseph C. and Magdalena Yoder, was born in Lagrange County, Ind., Aug. 20, 1852; died July 24, 1946; aged 93 y. 11 m. 4 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Amish Mennonite Church, remaining faithful throughout her long life. On July 13, 1873, she was united in marriage to Samuel K. Yoder, who preceded her in death May 20, 1914. To this union ten children were born. Surviving are 4 children (Delos F., Harper, Kans.; Amanda--Mrs. Levi Kropf, Tampico, Ill.; Eli T., Newton, Kans.; and Ida--Mrs. Joe Gerber, also of Harper), 32 grandchildren, 44 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. In 18909 she and her husband moved to Cass County, Mo., where they lived until her husband died. After that time she lived at Hesston, Kans. for eighteen years and spent the remainder of her days with various relatives. Funeral services were held at the Pleasant Valley Church, near Harper, Kans., in charge of R. M. Weaver. Text, Job 5:26. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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Bear.--Margaret Matilda, daughter of H. G. and Margaret Jane Hicks, was born Oct. 8, 1890; died July 6, 1946; aged 55 y. 8 m. 28 d. Surviving are her widowed husband, 3 daughters (Rowena--Mrs. Eugene Hammond, Van Wert, Ohio; Mabel and Hulda, both at home), 7 sons (Paul, Joseph, and Harold, all of Elida, Ohio; Clarence, Delphos, Ohio; Manford, Kalida, Ohio; and Norman and Jacob, both at home), 13 grandchildren, and many other relatives. One son and one daughter preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for a number of years and at an anointing service shortly before her death she expressed peace with God and a desire to live closer to Him. Funeral services were conducted at the Blanchard Mennonite Church by Lloy A. Kniss, E. E. Zuercher, and Gabriel Brunk.

Graber.--Catherine, daughter of the late Peter and Mary Krabill, was born near Canton, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1865; died at the home of her daughter after a number of months' illness, July 31, 1946; aged 79 y. 10 m. 21 d. In 1879 she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized, being received first into the Progressive Mennonite Church, at Canton, and later transferring her membership to the Beech Mennonite Church, near Louisville, Ohio, where she remained a faithful member to the end. On April 19, 1888, she was united in marriage to John C. Graber, who preceded her in death. Two sisters and one son also predeceased her. Surviving are 2 daughters (Esther--Mrs. Paul Krall, and Helen--Mrs. L. R. Lesh, both of Canton), one son (Homer, of Canton), 3 sisters (Emma and Elizabeth, both of Canton; and Mrs. W. E. Smith, of Louisville), one brother (Harvey, also of Canton), 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. She was an affectionate and devoted mother, a kind neighbor, and a loving friend. Funeral services were held in the Warsler Church, in charge of O. N. Johns. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.

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