Bean Henry Warren, son of the late Noah and Susannah (Shantz) Bean, was born near New Hamburg, Ont., Jan. 12, 1855; passed away at his home, New Dundee, Ont., following a heart attack, Nov. 13, 1946; aged 61 y. 10 m. 1 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and took an active part in all activities of the church. On March 3, 1909, he was married in marriage to Margretha Axt, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Andrew, a relief worker in Italy; Oliver, at home; and Gordon, Bright Ont., 3 daughters (Dorothy, Mexican Mission, Chicago, Ill; Ruth, Goshen College, Goshen Ind.; and Hilda Mae, at home), 6 grandchildren, one brother (Simon, Ceylon, Sask.), and 4 sisters (Elizabeth and Sue, both of Kitchener, Ont.; Mrs. William Crosby, Kelowana, B.C.; and Mrs. Earl Drewery, Stouffville, Ont.). One son (Norman) predeceased him in 1940. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at his late home and at the Blenheim Church, New Dundee, in charge of Moses N. Baer and Manasseh Hallman. Interment was made in the Blenheim Mennonite Cemetery.
Erb Christian G., son of the late John and Jacobena (Gardner) Erb, was born near Baden, Ont., Aug. 26, 1863; died at his home in Brunner, after three weeks' illness, April 1, 1946; aged 82 y. 7 m. 6 d. On March 24, 1895, he was married to Magdalena Brenneman of Wilmot, Ont. As a young man he united with the Wellesley, Ont., A.M. Church and remained faithful until death. Surviving are his widow, 2 daughters, one son, 5 grandchildren, one brother, and one sister. One infant daughter, 4 brothers, and 2 sisters predeceased him. Funeral services were held April 4 at his late residence and at the Mapleview Church, Wellesley. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Garnand Helen Genevieve, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Garnand, was born in Newport News, Va., Sept. 30, 1926; died at Lansdale Pa., Oct. 21, 1946; aged 20 y. 21 d. Her death resulted from injuries received in an airplane accident. She spent a number of years of her childhood with her grandmother (Mrs. Ellen Davidson) in Washington, D.C. In her early teens she went to live with her parents, near Denbigh, Va., and shortly afterward united with the Warwick River Mennonite Church. She was friendly and warmhearted, an effective worker who used her talents faithfully in the service of God and the church. Surviving are her parents, her grandmother, 2 brothers (George and Roy), 4 sisters (Doris Plessinger, Margaret Layman, Louise, and Estelle), and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the Warwick River Church, Oct. 24, in charge of Truman Brunk, assisted by Jacob Rittenhouse, Lansdale, Pa., who was with her when she died. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Keener -- Larry Samuel, son of Samuel and Esther Keener, Middletown, Pa., was born March 11, 1944; died in the Harrisburg, Pa., Hospital, following an operation, Nov. 12, 1946; aged 2 y. 8 m. 1 d. Surviving are his parents, one brother (James Edward), and 4 grandparents. Funeral services were held Nov. 16 at the Strickler Church, Middletown in charge of Noah Risser. Text, Ps. 18:30. Burial was made in Good's cemetery.
Moyer -- Frank K. Moyer was born in Lower Salford Township; died at his home, Souderton, Pa., Nov. 7, 1946; aged 80 y. 1 m. 6 d. His first wife (Mary K. Moyer) predeceased him in 1935, and his second wife (Lizzie Metz) in 1938. Surviving are a number of nieces and nephews. For many years he lived in Kulpsville, until seven years ago when he moved to Souderton, Pa. For about four years he was in failing health, but was bedfast for only seven weeks. Preceding his death. He was for many years a member of the Towamencin Mennonite Church, Kulpsville, serving as caretaker as long as he was able. Funeral services were held at the Towamencin Church, Nov. 11, in charge of William Anders and Warren Moyer. Text, II Cor. 5:1.
Roth -- John L. Roth was born in Wellesley, Ont., Aug. 10, 1859; passed away at the home of his daughter (Mrs. John Brenneman), after three days' illness, Oct. 17, 1946; aged 87 y. 2 m. 7 d. On March 27, 1879, he was united in marriage with Catherine Ropp, who preceded him in death Dec. 23, 1920. One daughter (Catherine Ginter) also precedeased him on Aug. 4, 1940. In 1890 he, with his family moved to Michigan, where they have resided ever since. Surviving are 5 daughters (Mrs. Maxwell Hunt and Mrs. Frank Carson, both of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. William Heckroth, Unionville, Mich.; Mrs. Allen Eby, Elkton, Mich.; and Mrs. John Brenneman, of Detroit), 4 sons (Joseph and Jonathan, both of Elkton; Christian, Sebewaing, Mich; and Clayton, Flint, Mich.) 30 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends. In his youth he accepted Christ and joined the Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful throughout his life. Funeral services were held at the home of a granddaughter and at the Pigeon River Church, Pigeon, Mich., in charge of Emanuel Swartzendruber and Donald King.
Smucker -- Jesse E., youngest son of Jonathan and Saloma (Peight) Smucker, was born at Nappanee, Inc., Feb.27, 1878; died at his home in Goshen, Ind., Nov. 12, 1946; aged 68 y. 8 m. 18 d. His death came suddenly resulting from a cerebral hemorrage. On March 11, 1900, he was united in marriage to Anna Yoder, who preceded him in death in 1909. To this union were born 5 children (Edith-Mrs. Whipstock, Goshen, Ind.; Paul, Philadelphia, Pa.; Silas, Rensselaer, Ind.; Ruth-Mrs. Ora Yoder, Shipshewana, Ind.; and Anna-Mrs. William Ropp, Detroit, Mich.). On Feb. 20, 1910, he was united in marriage to Emma Zook. To this union was born one child (Hazel-Mrs. Paton Yoder, Santa Barbara, Calif.). Surviving are his widow (Emma), 6 children, 16 grandchildren, on brother (Frank, Tiskilwa, Ill.), and one sister (Ida-Mrs. John Eigsti, also of Tiskilwa). He was a member of the Clinton Frame Mennonite Church, Goshen, and was faithful in his religious duties. Funeral services were conducted at the home by S. C. Yoder, and at the church by the home ministers. Text, Ps. 132:9. Interment was made in the Alwine Cemetery.
Transcriber note: Hemorrage spelled as shown in notice.
Weaver -- Anna M., daughter of the late David and Elizabeth Nolt, was born near New Holland, Pa., Aug. 26, 1868; died at her late home in Blue Ball, Pa., Aug. 5, 1946; aged 78 y. 11 m. 9 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. On Nov. 15, 1891, she was united in marriage to John W. Weaver, who predeceased her two years ago. Surviving are 2 sons and 3 daughters (Anna-Mrs. Banks Weaver, Mifflintown, Pa.; Rebecca-Mrs. Isaac Frederick, East Earl, Pa.; David, Union Grove, Pa.; Elizabeth and Daniel, both of New Holland), 19 grandchildren, 2 stepsisters (Mrs. Aaron Reiff and Mrs. Menno Zimmerman), and one stepbrother (Levi, Nolt). Two daughters predeceased her. Funeral services were conducted at the home by John Burkholder and at the Weaverland Church, East Earl, by J. Paul Graybill and Aaron H. Weaver. Text, Ps. 116:15. Noah H. Mack read her favorite German hymn. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder -- James Russel, son of Sanford R. and Jane (Pillion) Yoder, was born in Goshen, Inc., July 14, 1946; went to his heavenly home, Nov. 10, 1946; aged 3 m. 26 d. Surviving are his parents, paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ray F. Yoder, Wakarusa, Ind.), maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Pillion, Green, R.I.), and many other relatives and friends.
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Culp.- Oliver B., son of Anthony and Sarah (Goodman) Culp, was born in Harris Township, Ind., Nov. 23, 1879; passed away at his home, east of Wakarusa, Ind., Nov. 21, 1946; aged 66 y. 11 m. 29 d. On Oct. 31, 1908, he was married to Lottie Bixler. As a young man he confessed Christ as his Saviour and was baptized at the Yellow Creek Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., where he remained a member until death. Surviving are his widow, 4 children (Esther - Mrs. Lamar Stickel, Elkhart, Ind.; Ruth- Mrs. Noah Bauman, Nappanee, Ind.; Lloyd and Vera, both at home), 6 grandchildren, one brother (Monroe, Kewanna, Ind.), 2 half brothers (George, of Goshen, and Anthony, Lakeville, Ind.), 3 half sisters (Mrs. Nelson Bender, of Elkhart; Mrs. Frank Schieber, Bristol, Ind.; and Mrs. Milroy Dils, also of Elkhart), 2 stepbrothers (John Hoover, South Bend, Ind.; and Amos Hoover, Wyatt, Ind.), and other relatives and friends. One sister (Dorothy Parker), one brother (Oscar), and one grandchild predeceased him.
Horst.- Menno Lehman, son of Alice and the late Lehman K. Horst, was born at Chambersburg, Pa., April 13, 1920; departed this life at Ontario, Calif., Nov. 15, 1946; aged 26 y. 6 m. 2 d. At the age of nine he moved with his parents to Upland, Calif., where he attended the public schools and, later, Beulah College. At the age of thirteen, he confessed faith in Christ and united with the Mennonite Church at North Pomona, Calif. On Aug. 26, 1940, he was united in marriage to Allene Bare. He spent nearly a year in the armed forces and was honorably discharged on July 15, 1946. With his wife and one daughter (Evelyn Joan) he met death as a result of inhaling carbon monoxide gas which accumulated from operating a gas heater in their tightly closed house. Surviving are his mother (Mrs. Alice Horst, of Upland), one daughter (Eleanor Louise). 2 brothers (Melvin H. and Mark E., both of Upland), 5 sisters (Mrs. Harold Bucher, of Wisconsin; Mrs. Walter Kurtz, of Pennsylvania; Mrs. Lloyd Eason, of Ontario; Mrs. Claud Hostetler, Scottdale, Pa.; and Mrs. Lyle Weaver, Livingston. Calif.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Nov. 21 at the Brethren in Christ Church, Upland, in charge J. P. Bontrager, John Leatherman, and Sherman Maust, of the Mennonite Church, and Alvin C. Burkholder of the Brethern in Christ Church. Interment was made in the Bellevue Cemetery.
Horst.- Allene Louise, daughter of George and Ina Bare, was born in Upland, Calif., May 8, 1921 : departed this life at Ontario. Calif., Nov. 15, 1946; aged 25 y. 5 m. 7 d. Her death was caused by carbon monoxide gas. At the age of five she accompanied her parents to India, where they served as missionaries. At the age of eighteen she returned to California and enrolled as a student at Beulah College. It was while her parents were at home on furlough and living at Hesston, Kans., that she was baptized upon confession of faith and received into the Mennonite Church. On Aug. 25, 1940. she was united in marriage to Menno L. Horst. He and their one daughter met death along with her. Surviving are her parents, grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Swartzendruber, of Upland), one baby daughter (Eleanor Louise), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Upland Brethern in Christ Church. Nov. 21, in charge of J. P. Bontrager, John Leatherman, Sherman Maust, and Alvin C. Burkholder. Interment was made in the Bellevue Cemetery.
Horst.- Evelyn Joan, daughter of the late Menno and Allene Horst, was born at Upland. Calif., July 12, 1941; departed this life, Nov. 16, 1946; aged 5 y. 4 m. 3 d. She was taken in death with her father and mother, by carbon monoxide gas. As a small child she expressed her love for Jesus and faithfully said her prayers, remembering her loved ones by name. She was a loving child and delighted in singing the songs she learned in Sunday School. Surviving are one sister (Eleanor Louise), three grandparents (Mrs. Alice Horst and George and Ida Bare), two great-grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Swartzendruber), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Upland Brethren in Christ Church, Nov. 21, in charge of J. P. Bontrager, John Leatherman, Sherman Maust, and Alvin C. Burkholder. Interment was made in the Bellevue Cemetery.
Miller.- Dwight Lyman, eldest son of the late Gideon G. and Katie (Otto) Miller, was born at Springs, Pa., Dec. 14, 1894; died at his home in Springs, after a lingering illness, Oct. 7, 1946; aged 51 y, 9 m. 23 d. In his youth be united with the Springs Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until death. He was engaged in the machine shop business and was widely known and respected. 0n Oct. 14, 1916, he was united in marriage to Anna Lohr. To this union were born two children (Lowell, of Springs, and Loraine, at home). Also surviving are one grandson and 2 brothers (Myron G. and Aaron G.). Funeral services were conducted at the Springs Church, by Roy Kinsinger and Roy Otto. Text, "Because I live, ye shall live also." Interment was made in the cemetery nearby.
Miller.- Patsy Ruth, daughter of Levi and Edna Miller, was born Oct. 23, 1935; died of diphtheria. Nov. 21, 1946 ; aged 11 y. 28 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 brothers (Charles Lewis and Wallace Lorn), 2 sisters (Willodene Louise and Betty Arlene), the maternal grandparents (Dr. and Mrs. D. K. Buzzard, Goshen, Ind.), and other relatives. Because of quarantine, brief private funeral services were held on the lawn, Nov. 23, in charge of A. G. Horner. Burial was made in the Christner Cemetery.
Steckley.- Enos J., son of Jacob and Magdalene Ropp Steckley, was born in Perth County, Ont., Jan. 26, 1887; died at the University Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa, Nov. 3, 1946; aged 59 y. 9 m. 8 d. His death followed an operation for the removal of a brain tumor. On Dec. 7, 1919, he was united in marriage to Amy Hershberger. Surviving are 4 daughters (Kathryn, Lois, Glennis, and Magdalene), 6 brothers (Joe and Sol, both of Pigeon, Mich.; John, Midland, Mich.; Ezra, Kitchener, Ont.; Milton, Milverton, Ont.; and Sam, Oakdale, Iowa), 2 sisters (Nancy, of Pigeon, and Agnes, Mrs. Chester Yoder, of Midland), and his aged mother. His father, one brother, and 2 sisters preceded him in death. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were held at the Wellman, Iowa, Mennonite Church, Nov. 6, in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber and George S. Miller.
Weaver-Daniel, son of David and Fannie Weaver, was born in Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 11, 1857; departed this life, after suffering a heart attack at his home in Elmdale, Mich., Oct. 21, 1946; aged 89 y. 9 m. 10 d. On Sept. 22, 1874. he was united in marriage to Mary Stahl, who survives. In 1881 they moved to Michigan. They united with the Mennonite Church while they were still in Pennsylvania, and then transferred their membership to the Bowne congregation, near Elmdale. Surviving besides his ancient widow are 5 daughters (Mrs. Austin Erb, Mrs. Effie Parker, and Mrs. Leon Hawk, all of Freeport, Ill,; Mrs. Fannie Draper, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Mrs. Eugene Krauss, Alto, Mich.), 8 grandchildren. 24 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren, and a large number of other relatives and friends. One daughter (Ella) and one son (John) predeceased him. He was the only remaining member of a family of seven children. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Bowne Church, Oct. 23. in charge of Daniel Zook and a minister from Freeport. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Bickel.- Alice Jane, daughter of Benjamin W. and Magdalena (Good) Bare, was born in Clarinda, Iowa, Dec. 17, 1868; departed this life at her home in Harper, Kan., Dec. 1, 1946; aged 77 y. 11 m. 16 d. At the age of four she moved with her parents to Marion County, Kans., where she lived most of her life. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and became a member of the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Dec. 24, 1893, she was married to John Bickel, who preceded her in death by five weeks. One son, one daughter, and one sister (Lydia Berkey Reiff) also predeceased her. Surviving are 5 children (Maggie Bauer, of Harper; Mary Ellen Hollcroft, Omaha, Nebr.; Chancey J., Topeka, Kans.; Fred, Pueblo, Colo.; and Charles, also of Harper), 13 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers and 4 sisters (Mrs. Fannie Burkhart, Elkhart, Ind.; Mahlon G. Bare, Adair, Okla.; Mrs. Nannie Weaver, Webb City, Mo.; Joseph B. Bare, of Harper; Mrs. Kate Underwood, Modesto, Calif.; and Mrs. Martha Hostetler, Portland, Oreg.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Dec. 3, in charge of W. R. Nafziger, assisted by R. M. Weaver. Text, chosen by the deceased, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Heller.- John S., son of Isaac D. and Barbara (Stauffer) Heller, was born Oct. 9, 1861; passed away at the home of his daughter, (Amanda, Millersville, Pa.) Oct. 25, 1946 ; aged 85 y. 16 d. He was married to Fannie H. Gamber, who predeceased him on May 31, 1925. He was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Surviving, are 4 children (Mary G.-widow of Aaron H. Herr; Fannie G.- widow of Samuel H. Hershey; Amanda G. - Mrs. Harry S. Warfel; and Anna G. - Mrs. Abram B. Charles), 12 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. One daughter (Hettie G.- Mrs. John L. Landis) and one son (John G.) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 27 at the home, in charge of Jacob Hess and Landis Shertzer, and at the Millersville, Pa., Mennonite Church, in charge of Christian Lehman and D. N. Gish. Interment was made in the adjoining, cemetery. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
Miller-Wallace Lorn, son of Levi and Edna Miller, Miami County, Ind., was born Feb. 8, 1942 ; died of diphtheria and heart complications, Nov. 28, 1946; aged 4 y. 9 m. 20 d. Besides his parents, he is survived by one brother (Charles Lewis), 2 sisters (Willodene Louise and Betty Arlene), the maternal grandparents (Dr. and Mrs. D. K. Buzzard, Goshen, Ind.), and a number of other relatives. One sister (Patsy Ruth), whose death was caused by the same sickness, preceded him in death by one week. Private funeral services were conducted on Nov. 30 by the local ministry.
Yoder.- Christian G., son of I. T. and Barbara (Allgyer) Yoder, was born near Belleville, Pa., Dec. 7, 1887; passed away upon arrival at the Salem, Oreg., Hospital, following a heart attack, Nov. 24, 1946; aged 58 y. 11 m. 17 d. He was married to Mayme Hostetler, who predeceased him more than a year ago. Surviving are 5 children (Mildred- Mrs. Melvin Wolfer, Sweet Home, Oreg.; Donella- Mrs. Edwin Hooley, Hubbard, Oreg.; Ferne -Mrs. Clifford Conrad, Canby, Oreg.; Carol - Mrs. Dwight Yoder, also of Sweet Home; I. T., at home), 3 granddaughters, 4 grandsons, 2 brothers (S. N., Surrey, N. Dak.; and Jesse J., of Belleville), and 3 sisters (Mrs. Jake Hartzler, Mrs. T. J. Spicher, and Mrs. Ezra Hartzler, all of Belleville). One infant daughter (Barbara Belle) predeceased him. In his youth he accepted Christ and joined the Mennonite Church. He was ordained to the office of deacon in the Zion congregation, near Hubbard, Oreg., where he served until death. He also served on the Mission Board for a number of years, and as treasurer of the Western Mennonite School. He was much concerned for the Church and was interested in singing. Funeral services were held Nov. 29 at the Zion Church, in charge of C. I. Kropf and F. J. Gingerich, assisted by E. Z. Yoder and Chester Kauffman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Mast.- Amanda, daughter of David and Mary Gerber, was born near Shanesville, Ohio, Oct. 7, 1852; departed this life after several years of declining health, Dec. 3, 1946; aged 94 y. 1 m. 26 d. In early youth she joined in Christian fellowship with the Mennonite Church and remained a devoted and faithful member throughout her life. On Feb. 13, 1873, she was united in marriage to Benjamin A. Mast at Walnut Creek, Ohio. After sixty-six years of married life, her husband departed this life, Feb. 5, 1939. Five children (Frances Schrock, Albert, Aaron, Clifford, and one infant son) also predeceased her. Surviving are 3 sons (Monroe, Venus, and Ura), 3 daughters (Anna Burkey, Iva Miller, and Alma Walter), 27 grandchildren, 35 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, 4 brothers (Urias, Alvin, lra, and Oliver), and one sister (Sarah Troyer). Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, Dec. 6, in charge of Paul R. Miller, A. W. Miller, and Venus Hershberger. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Stalter.- Arthur, son of Joseph and Lizzie Stalter, was born near Flanagan, Ill., Sept. 24, 1904 ; passed away at the Bloomington, Ill., Mennonite Hospital, Nov. 17, 1946; aged 42 y. 1 m. 24 d. His entire life was spent in the community of Flanagan. For some time he had been in failing health and was taken to the hospital about nine weeks before his death, when his condition became serious. Surviving are his father, 2 sisters and 3 brothers (Mrs. Tillie Schertz, Washburn, Ill.; Edward and William, both of Gridley, Ill.; and Ollie and Ethel. both of Flanagan), and many other relatives and friends. His mother and 3 sisters preceded him in death. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful Christian throughout his life. For seventeen years immediately preceding his death he was an implement dealer and traveled to various communities, making a large number of friends. Wherever he did business, he applied his Christian principles. Funeral services were held Nov. 19, in charge of J. D. Hartzler, at the Waldo Mennonite Church, of which the deceased was a member. Burial was made in the Waldo Cemetery.
Birkey.- Phoebe, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Zimmerman, was born at Princeton. Ill., Jan. 13, 1864 ; passed away Oct. 5, 1946 ; aged 82 y. 8 m. 22 d. On Dec. 30, 1883, she was married to Valentine Birkey, who predeceased her on May 13, 1935. For five years they lived on a farm near Hopedale, Ill., and in 1892 they moved to Champaign County. For the past three years she had made her home with her granddaughter, Mrs. Homer Cender, Goshen, Ind. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. Surviving are 2 sons (Andrew, Fisher, Ill.; and John C., Dewey, Ill.), one daughter (Lena, of Goshen), 7 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill., Oct. 6, with J. A. Heiser and Lester Mann in charge. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Carr.- Joseph Carr was born on Feb. 17, 1860; died on Nov. 10, 1946; aged 86 y. 9 m. 22 d. Surviving are his widow and 5 sons (Ira, Bowden, W. Va.; Lee, Wymer, W. Va.; Roscoe, Oyster Point, Va.; Joseph, Jr., Stanford, W. Va.; and Charlie, Denbigh, Va.), and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Mennonite Church, holding his membership with the Lambert congregation, Wymer, W. Va. He was blind for a number of years. This, in addition to his age and physical condition otherwise, made it impossible for him to attend church. Funeral services were held Nov. 13, at the Riverside Church, Fulks Run, Va., in charge of Hiram Weaver and Oliver Keener. Interment was made in the Jess Davis Cemetery .
Hershberger.- Orwin Silas, son of Seth and Dena Hershberger, was born in Miami County, Ind., March 8, 1906 ; died in a hospital at Logansport, Ind., after a lingering illness, Dec. 11, 1946; aged 40 y. 9 m. 3 d. Surviving are one sister (Orpha, Kokomo, lnd.) and 3 brothers (Lester, Amboy, Ind.; Ralph, Summitville, Ind.; and Elmer). His parents and 2 sisters (Cemantha and Ursula) preceded him in death. Funeral services were conducted at the Howard-Miami Church, Amboy, Ind., Dec. 13, by Niles M. Slabaugh, assisted by Paul Myers. Text, I Pet. 1:24,25. Burial was made in the Shrock Cemetery.
Ely.- Ernest J., son of Joseph and Emma Ely, was born in McPherson County, Kans., Sept. 2, 1882 ; passed away at his home, Nov. 29, 1946; aced 64 y. 2 m. 27 d. His death resulted from coronary thrombosis, following an operation. On Nov. 26, 1903, he was united in marriage to Lucy Cooprider, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Harold, Conway, Kans.; Oren, Inman, Kans.; Lois- Mrs. John Johnston, Leonard, Mo.; Evelyn- Mrs. lvan Brunk, Windom, Kans.; and Carol, at home), 10 grandchildren, 3 brothers and one sister ( Reginald, Dodge City, Kans.; Burton, of Conway, Eva Collin, Fort Dodge, Kans.; and George, of Inman), and many other relatives and friends. In his early life he united with the West Liberty Mennonite Church, Windom, Kans., and remained a faithful member until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by J. G. Hartzler and at the church by C. J. Garber, assisted by J. G. Hartzler and M. M. Troyer. Texts, Eccl. 8:8; Heb. 9:8; Rev. 14 :13. Interment was made in the West Liberty Cemetery.
Glick.- Eli D., son of Samuel L., and Katharine (Sharf) Glick, was born near Vicksburg, Pa., March 24, 1870; passed away at the Coatesville. Pa., Hospital, after a lingering illness, Dec. 12, 1946 ; aged 76 y. 8 m. 19 d. He was a member of the Nazarene Church. In December, 1897, he was married to Sadie Allison, Garden City, Mo., who predeceased him in 1908, One son and 2 daughters were born to this union. He was married twice after the death of his first wife. Both these companions likewise preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 daughters (Beulah- Mrs. lra Umble, and Hulda, Gap, Pa.), 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, 3 brothers (Levi S., Rittman, Ohio; Gideon S., Belleville, Pa.; Henry J., Lancaster, Pa.), one sister (Emma- Mrs. Levi Kauffman, also of Belleville). One son predeceased him in 1904. Funeral services were held Dec. 15 at the Maple Grove Church, Atglen, Pa., In charge of I. G. Kennel, R. M. Laurence, and C. A. Johnson. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kissamore.- Stella Lucia Ketterman was born at Riverton, W. Va., June 15, 1873; died Dec. 4, 1946; aged 74 y. 5 m. 28 d. On Dec. 13, 1889, she was united in marriage to John Ad Kisamore, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Dora- Mrs. Clay Dolly, Kerns, W. Va., with whom she and her husband lived), 14 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Laura Roby, Petersburg, W. Va.), and 3 brothers (John A., Flintstone, Md.; Ira, Wymer, W. Va.; and Parlet, Willard, Md.), Seven children (Riley, Garry, Olie, Wilbur, Omar, Alpha, and Rola) preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for thirty years and was a true and faithful Christian. Funeral services were held Dec. 7 in charge of Hiram Weaver and Oliver Keener. Interment was made in the Parsons Cemetery.
McMichael.- Edward McMichael was born in Pequea Township, Lancaster County, Pa., Nov. 24, 1874; died at the home of his daughter (Mrs. Henry Nauman after eleven weeks' illness, Oct. 14, 1946; aged 72 y. 11 m. 10 d. He was married to Martha Groff, who preceded him in death twenty-five years ago. Three children also predeceased him. Surviving are 7 children (Harry G., John H., Frances-Mrs. Charles Mueller, Lillie- Mrs. A. Clyde Hostetter, Ada- Mrs. H. Claude Miller, Ella- Mrs. Henry Nauman, and Edward G.). He was a member of the Byerland Mennonite Church, Willow Street, Pa., for many years. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Maris Hess, and at the church by Maris Hess and James Hess. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Stoltzfus.- Norma Faye, infant daughter of Aquila and, Mary (Yoder) Stoltzfus, was born Oct. 4, 1946; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Oct. 12, 1946; aged 8 d. Surviving are her parents, 2 sisters (Irene and Doris), 2 half-sisters (Susanna and Vera), and the maternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Z. Yoder). Funeral services were held at the Millwood Cemetery, Gap, Pa., Oct. 14, in charge of Ira A. Kurtz and Abner G. Stoltzfus.
Werner.- Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jacob and Elizabeth Zehr, was born at Lilly, Ill., Nov. 17, 1868; died very suddenly at her home in Gibson City, Ill., Nov. 28, 1946 ; aged 78 y. 11 d. At the age of eleven, she gave her life to the Lord and united with the Goodfield Mennonite Church. She lived a faithful and consistent Christian life and was for the past several years a member of the East Bend Mennonite Church, Fisher, Ill. On Oct. 21, 1897, she was united in marriage to Joseph Werner, Bloomington, Ill. Surviving are her widowed husband, one daughter (Mrs. David Schavio, of Gibson City), 2 stepchildren (Edward Werner, Gridley, Ill.; and Mrs. C. H. Spears, Champaign, Ill.), one brother (Jacob E., Fisher, Ill,) and other relatives and friends. Three sisters and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were held Dec. 1 at the home and at the East Bend Church, in charge of J. A. Heiser and Harold A. Zehr. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.- Joseph J., son of Solomon K. and Catherine (Kurtz) Yoder, Union Township, Pa., was born Jan. 24, 1869; fell peacefully asleep in his home, Dec. 9, 1946; aged 77 y. 10 m. 15 d. In 1942 he moved to Altoona and was received into the First Mennonite Church on July 25. Surviving are one brother (Menno) and one sister. Funeral services were held at the Belleville, Pa., Mennonite Church, Dec. 12 in charge of Joseph M. Nissley and Raymond Peachey. Texts, Eccl. 9:12, Luke 12:40.
Yoder.- Joseph A., son of Andy and Sarah (Hershberger) Yoder, was born in Stark County, Ind., April 29, 1867; died Nov. 24, 1946 ; aged 79 y. 6 m. 25 d. As a young boy he moved to Lagrange County. On Feb. 21, 1889, he was married to Anna Hershberger, who preceded him in death on May 11, 1935. One daughter (Katie) also predeceased him. Surviving are 5 sons (Daniel, William, Andy, Monroe, and Noah). In 1902, he was ordained minister in the Old Order Amish Church, of which he was a member. In 1924, he was ordained bishop and served faithfully in this capacity as long as his health permitted. Funeral services were held Nov. 27 at the home of Manasses Yoder, Topeka, Ind. Burial was made in the near-by cemetery.
Yutzy.- Mary Webb Yutsy was born May 5, 1878; died Nov.
22, 1946; aged 68 y. 6 m. 17 d. Surviving are her husband (Charles
Yutzy), one sister, and 3 brothers. Funeral services were conducted
at the Weaver Mennonite Church, near Johnstown, Pa., by Hiram
Wingard and W. C. Hershberger.
Fox.- Violet Marion, daughter of Henry P. and Ellen (Martin) Fox, was born near Ephrata, Pa., May 13, 1938; died as the result of an accident, Aug. 12, 1946; aged 8 y. 2 m. 29 d. Her death resulted from injuries received when the wheel of a manure spreader ran over her. Surviving are her parents, 5 sisters (Doris, Vera, Ellen, Sara, and Ruth), 2 brothers (Galen and John Henry), her maternal grandmother (Mrs. Lavina Martin), the paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fox), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 15 at the home, in charce of Noah Hurst, and at the Hammercreek Mennonite Church, Lititz, Pa., in charge of Amos Horst, John S. Hess, and Richard Hess. Texts: I .Sam. 3:18, Job 1:21. Interment was made in the Indiantown Cemetery.
Nafziger.-Lydia, daughter of John and Fanny (Birkyy) Litwiller, was born near Delavan, Ill., Jul. 22, 1867; passed away at her home in Hopedale, Ill., following an illness of several months, Dec. 11, 1946; aged 79 y. 4 m. 19 d. On Aug. 28, 1890, she was united in marriage to John Nafziger, who preceded her in death on Aug. 12, 1917. Surviving are 8 children (Alma-Mrs. Lee Sutter, Leah-Mrs. Emery Good, Martha, and Orrin, all of Hopedale; Amos, Glendora, Calif.; Mary -Mrs. Ralph Imhoff, Eureka, Ill.; Fanny - Mrs. Raymond Sommer, Saybrook, Ill. ; and Agnes -Mrs. Robert Hartzler, Morton, Ill.) 24 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, 4 brothers (Amos, Simon, and John, all of Hopedale; and Aaron, of Delavan), 2 sisters (Mrs. J. W. Springer, of Hopedale; and Mrs. A. C. Birkey, Manson, Iowa). One daughter (Edna), one brother (Ben), and one sister (Mrs. Val Springer) preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church, and was a faithful member until death. Funeral services were held Dec. 14 at the home, in charge of Ben Springer, and at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, in charge of Roy D. Roth. Text, Heb. 4:9. Burial was made in the church cemetery near Hopedale.
Stahly.-Elizabeth, daughter of Eli S. and Mary (Kaufman)
Miller, was born in Holmes County, Ohio, Jan. 29, 1851; died Aug.
17, 1946 ; aged 95 y. 6 m. 13 d. On Feb. 27, 1881, she was married
to Simon Stahly at Nappanee, Ind. After the death of hpr husband
in 1937, she made her home with Mr. and Mrs. Daniel I. Stahly.
One and one-half years later she became an invalIn. She was a
member of the North Main Street Mennonite Church, in Nappanee
and was a faithful church worker as long as her health permitted.
Surviving are 2 stepchildren (Daniel I. Stahl, of Nappanee; and
Mrs.. Simon Albrecht, Sycamore, Ill.), one brother (Harvey E.,
Goshen, Ind.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Mary Holt, Portland, Oreg.;
and Mrs. Malinda Schrock, Sugarcreek, Ohio). Funeral services
were conducted Aug. 20 at her late home, by Jacob Enz. Burial
was made in the Union Cemetery.