Birkey.-Christian C., son of Jacob and Magdalena (Hochstetler) Birkey, was born near Morton, Ill., Jan. 13, 1859; died at the Home for the Aged, Eureka, Ill., Feb. 23, 1946; aged 87 y. 1 m. 10 d. At the age of sixteen he moved with his parents to Cass Co., Mo. He made his home in Kansas from 1885 to 1910, when He moved to Shickley, Nebr. In 1940 he entered the Home for the Aged. In youth he accepted Christ and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. He leaves to mourn his departure 2 sisters (Katie and Mary, of Shickley) and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 26 at the Home. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Transcriber's Note: inappropriate capitalization in above obituary is copied from original.
Ellis.-Dolores Ann, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Ellis, was born at Sheridan, Oreg., July 23, 1935; died at her home near Sheridan, April 8, 1946; aged 10 y. 8 m. 15 d. She leaves to mourn her early departure her parents, one sister (Janet), 4 brothers (Kenneth, Luke, Maynard, and Dennis), her grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Wideman and Mr. and Mrs. Everet Ellis), and many other relatives and friends. She was of a loving, impartial disposition, was fond of music and singing, and enjoyed Sunday school and summer Bible school very much. She was the first to break the circle on the Wideman side and will be greatly missed in the home and family circle. But we humbly bow in submission to God and His just wisdom, trusting to so live and walk in a living faith with our God that we shall be counted worthy through Christ to be reunited on eternity's shore where partings will be no more. Funeral services were in charge of G. D. Shenk, assisted at the church by Max Yoder and at the cemetery by James Bucher. Interment was made in the new Mennonite cemetery. Text, Prov. 12:28.
Hofstetter.-Laura Rose, daughter of Amos A. and Ella (Lehman) Nussbaum, was born near Kidron, Ohio, June 19, 1916; passed away June 16, 1946, at the Beeson Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, two hours after she gave birth to a son; aged 29 y. 11 m. 27 d. In youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church. On June 19, 1938, she was united in marriage to Lores Hofstetter. To this union three children were born. Surviving are her husband, 3 children (Harley Dean, Ella Mae, and Gerald Lores), father, stepmother, 3 sisters (Elma-Mrs. Reuben Bixler, Apple Creek, Ohio; Lil-Mrs. John Zook, of Wooster; and Rosa-Mrs. Loyal Kratzer, of Kidron), 2 brothers (Gilbert and Clarence, Dalton, Ohio), 3 half brothers (Irvin, Farnhurst, Del.; Nathan and Delvin of Kidron), and many other relatives and friends. She was a faithful member of the Kidron Mennonite Church, always ready to serve in the work of the Lord as she had opportunity to do so. Funeral services were held at the home and the Kidron Church, June 18, in charge of Reben Hofstetter, Allen Bixler, and Isaac Zuercher. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Lechlitner.-Anna Berniece, daughter of Charles and Cora Lechlitner, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., July 11, 1922; died June 12, 1946; aged 23 y. 11 m. 1 d. She suffered with diabetes for fifteen years, and was taken to the Elkhart Hospital on June 9. She was a member of the Olive Mennonite Church since 1934 and attended services regularly when health permitted. She leaves to mourn her departure her parents, 3 sister,s and 2 brothers. Funeral services were conducted by D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank at the Olive Church, Elkhart, Ind.
Long.-Priscilla, daughter of Abraham and Mary (Kilmer) Holdeman, was born Oct. 11, 1869; died after a long illness May 29, 1946; aged 76 y. 7 m. 18 d. She was the fifth of a family of seven children, one of whom remains. She was converted and united with the Olive Mennonite Church where she attended as long as health permitted. On Aug. 14, 1892, she was united in marriage to Irvin Long. Seven children were born to this union. Surviving are 2 children, a foster son (Forrest Holdeman, who came to the home when he was six years of age), 10 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, in charge of D. A. Yoder and C. A. Shank.
Schrock.-Barbara, daughter of Christian and Catherine Yoder, was born in Green twp., Wayne Co., Ohio, Dec. 20, 1861; peacefully fell asleep in Jesus at the home of her son, June 12, 1946; aged 84 y. 5 m. 18 d. On Dec. 14, 1882, she was united in marriage to Joseph Schrock, who preceded her in death April 28, 1938. Surviving are one son (Orrin), 4 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, one brother (Amos J. Yoder, Weilersville, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. In early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church. She was an active, loyal, and devoted sister in the service of the Lord, supporting the work of the church by her prayers, her presence, and her untiring efforts to advance the cause of Christ. She leaves to the family and church the memory of a beautiful Christian life. Funeral services were conducted by Wm. G. Detweiler and J. S. Gerig. Text, Ps. 91:1,2. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
Troyer.-Jacob J., son of Jonathan and Lena Troyer, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 22, 1856; passed away at his hom in Nappanee, Ind., May 24, 1946; aged 90 y. 3 m. 2 d. On Aug. 4, 1881, he was married to Catherine Hensler. In early manhood he accepted Christ as he personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he passed on. Those who mourn his passing are his companion, 3 sons (William and Ray, Elkhart, Ind.; and John, of Nappanee), one daughter (Mrs. David Welty, of Nappanee), one brother (A. J. Troyer, Shickley, Nebr.) and one sister (Mrs. Fannie Switzer, Corry, Pa.), One son (Fred) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the North Main Street Mennonite Church in Nappanee, in charge of Homer F. North. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
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Farney.--Rebecca, daughter of John and Barbara Martin Nafziger, was born near Croghan, N.Y., May 6, 1868; passed away, as the result of a stroke, at her home in Croghan, April 12, 1946; aged 77 y. 11 m. 6 d. Her first husband, John Sauer, died in 1910. In 1913 she was united in marriage to David Farney, who survives. She also leaves one adopted daughter (Mrs. Jonas Kennel), 7 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Jacob Stoltzfus), and other relatives. For many years she was a member of the Conservative Amish Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Joseph Nafziger, and at the church, in charge of Elias Zehr and Allen Gingerich. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Thomas.-Nelson, son of the late David and Catherine (Blough) Thomas, was born near Thomas, Somerset Co., Pa., Aug. 22, 1869; passed away suddenly June 19, 1946; aged 76 y. 9 m. 27 d. On Nov. 15, 1896, he was united in marriage to Rachel Ellen Thomas. Surviving are his widow, 2 children (Edgar L. and Katie E.) 3 grandsons, one brother (Simon), and one sister (Annie M.). One daughter (Dora) preceded him in death. He united with the Thomas Mennonite Church in February 1897. For many years he was a faithful teacher in the Sunday school and was always a faithful attendant at services when his health permitted. He always had a deep concern for the welfare of his family and the church. He left home in the morning in good spirits to go to the home of a neighbor when the Lord suddenly called him. As a family and as a church we mourn his sudden departure, but we bow to the will of the Lord, trusting that our loss is his eternal gain. We await the time when we shall meet again on the other shore where parting is unknown. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Mennonite Church, in charge of Aldus J. Wingard and Hiram Wingard. Text, Matt. 24:44. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Troyer.-Emanuel S., son of the late Samuel S. and Barbara (Hershberger) Troyer, was born in Howard Co., Ind., July 23, 1864; died at his home near Mio, Mich., June 8, 1946; aged 81 y. 10 m. 15 d. On Nov. 19, 1885, he was married to Sarah Miller, who preceded him in death June 30, 1926. To this union twelve children were born: Samuel, who died in infancy; Mary-Mrs. Mose Yoder, Middlebury, Ind.; Ammon, Hutchinson, Kans.; Emanuel, Portsmouth, Va.; Levi, Harper, Kans.; Barbara, Goshen, Ind.; Sarah-Mrs. J. B. Mullet, Independence, Iowa; Henry, Fairview, Mich.; Clara-Mrs. D. D. Miller, Pigeon, Mich.; Ora, Fairview, Mich.; Seth, Mio, Mich.; and Fanny-Mrs. Levi Hershberger, Kansas City Kans. He is also survived by one sister (Susanna-Mrs. Uriah Miller, Kalona, Ia.) 2 brothers, Levi, Mio, Mich.; Seth, Goshen, Ind.), 52 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren. In September, 1928, he was united in marriage to Mary Zook who also survives. He accepted Christ in his youth and remained faithful until death. In 1914 he moved to Oscoda Co., Mich. Funeral services were in charge of the home ministers Menno Esch and Moses G. Steiner. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8.
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Alderfer.-Mahlon G., son of Abram and Mary Alderfer, was born July 12, 1867, in Morwood, Montgomery Co., Pa., passed away May 24, 1946, at his home in Souderton, Pa.; aged 78 y. 10 m. 12 d. His first wife (Mary Schlotter Alderfer) preceded him in death in 1903; his second wife (Susan Nice Alderfer), in 1913. Survivig are his widow (Lizzie P. Gehman) 6 children (Preston S., Souderton, Pa.; Mrs. Harvey Moyer, Harleysville, Pa.; Mrs. Howard Ruth and Mrs. Willard Ruth, both of Chalfont, Pa.; Alvin S. Parker Ford, Pa.; and Clarence, Morrisville, Pa.), 3 stepchildren (Tobias Delp, Colmar, Pa.; Ernest Gehman, Harrisonburg, Va.; and Irvin Gehman, Bally, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Kate Moyer Lederach), 13 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. Bro. Alderfer was for many years one of the choristers in the Souderton Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held May 29, at the home, in charge of Elmer B. Moyer, and at the Souderton Mennonite Church, in charge of Jacob M. Moyer and Arthur Ruth.
Baumgartner.-John Gaius, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Baumgartner, New Stark, Ohio, died very suddenly of a heart attack, June 20, 1946, in his room in Portsmouth, Ohio, where he was assisting in a three-week music school. For twenty years he was associated with the Westminster Choir School, and was for many years a member of the faculty. He was widely known as a soloist. Surviving are his wife (Ruth A. Allgyer Baumgartner) and 3 daughters. Funeral services were held Sunday, June 23, in the First Presbyterian Church, Princeton, N.J.
Bowman.-William Edgar, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alva Bowman, was born at Guernsey, Sask., March 3, 1909; died at Winnipeg, Man., where he was undergoing treatments; aged 37 y. 3 m. 14 d. Early in life he yielded his life to the service of God and joined the Mennonite Church. He remained a consistent, faithful member until the time of his death. During many years of ill health and physical handicaps, he exemplified true Christian patience and submission, seldom complaining. Surviving are his widow (Violet), 2 sons (Earl and Orville), one daughter (Shirley), his parents, 4 brothers, 3 sisters, and a host of neighbors and friends who mourn his passing and hope to meet him again over on the other shore. Though he is dead, he yet speaketh. God doeth all things well. Blessed be the name of the Lord. Funeral services were in charge of Daniel Schlabach and Stanley Shantz. Burial was made in the Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.
Graybill.-Elizabeth, daughter of Calvin and Lydia (Kauffman) Graybill, was born April 3, 1884; departed this life June 22, 1946; aged 62 y. 2 m. 19 d. In her girlhood days she united with the Mennonite Church and was faithful until death. Funeral services were held June 26 at the home and at the church, near Richfield, Pa., in charge of J. G. Brubaker and Menno Brubaker, respectively. Burial was made in the Kauffman family cemetery.
Hochstetler.-Noah D., son of the late Daniel and Sara Hochstetler, was born Dec. 6, 1873 near Trail, Ohio; departed this life as the result of a heart attack, June 21, 1946; aged 72 y. 4 m. 15 d. He was a lifelong resident of the Trail community. At the age of seventeen he accepted Christ as his Saviour and became a member of the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, to which he remained faithful until death. On Nov. 6, 1898 he was united in marriage to Susie Mast. Surviving are his sorrowing companion, 3 sons (Galen, Dundee, Ohio; Forrest, Akron, Ohio; and Vincent, at home), one daughter (Vesta, also at home), 5 grandchildren, 4 sisters (Malinda, Shanesville, Ohio; Mrs. Andrew Hamser, Walnut Creek, Ohio; Mrs. Harvey Hershberger, Sugarcreek, Ohio; and Mrs. Wm. Kandel, Trail, Ohio), and many other relatives and friends. One son preceded him in death in infancy. Funeral services were held June 24, at the Walnut Creek Church, in charge of Paul R. Miller and Venus Hershberger. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Kauffman.-Harry Kauffman was born Oct. 20, 1878; entered into rest at his home near Millersville, Pa., May 26, 1946; aged 67 y. 7 m. 6 d. On March 8, 1908, he was united in marriage to Laura Ament, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Raymond and Charles, both at home; Emma-Mrs. Mylin Lefever, Quarrryville, Pa.; John Henry and Paul, both of Millersville, Pa.,) and 9 grandchildren. For several years he was afflicted with a heart condition, and having taken ill on Saturday afternoon, passed away early Sunday morning. He never lost consciousness and remarked toward the end that he was ready to go any time. We sorrow not as those who have no hope, but calmly say, "Thy will be done." He was a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held May 29, at the home, in charge of D. N. Gish, and at the Millersville church, in charge of Jacob Hess, Landia Shertzer, and Herbert Fisher. Text, Matt. 24:42-44. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kurtz.-John Manassah, son of Michael and Salome (King) Kurtz, was born Jan. 14, 1865, in Lawrence Co., Pa.; died near Garden City, Mo., June 27, 1946; aged 81 y. 5 m. 13 d. At the age of five he moved to Cass Co., Mo., where he resided ever since. In his youth he united with the Sycamore Grove Mennonite Church, Garden City, Mo., being among the first converts of the church after its organization. One brother preceded him in death. Surviving are 2 sisters: Naomi Kurtz ad Mary Oesch, both of this vicinity. Although he had been practically blind for several years, he was kept busy making brooms and doing odd jobs until several months ago when his health failed. He enjoyed all the church services as long as he was able to attend, and was interested in the church's activities, especially its mission work. Funeral services were held June 29 from the Hartzler Funeral Home and at the Sycamore grove Church, in charge of the local ministers. Text; Ps. 116:15. Burial was made in the Clearfork Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: seeming typo (ad) is accurate from the printed copy.
Lehman.-David B., son of the late John and Barbara (Bomberger) Lehman, was born near Chambersburg, Pa., March 1, 1871; departed this life at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Isaac E. Martin, Jr., near Hagerstown, Md., June 15, 1946; aged 75 y. 3 m. 14 d. A heart attack caused his death before a doctor could attend him. Thus was realized his desire to go home to be with the Lord in a manner similar to the departure of his beloved wife fifteen months before. In 1896 he and his wife were converted and baptized, by Bishop Martin Rutt, of Lancaster Co., Pa., as members of the Chambersburg Mennonite Church. In 1905 they moved into the Marion Church district where they were faithful members. Surviving are his wife, ten children (J. Irvin, Reuben H., Victor H., and Walter H., all of Chambersburg, Pa.; David H., Greencastle, Pa.; Mrs. Benjamin Horst and Mrs. Isaac Martin, Jr., Hagerstown, Md.; Menno H. Maugansville, Md.; Andrew H., Marion, Pa.; and T. Weagley of Hagerstown), one sister (Susan B. Lehman, of Chambersburg), 53 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held June 18 at the home of his son Walter, followed by services at the Marion Mennonite Church, in charge of Christ Martin and Norman Martin. Text, Phil. 1:21(selected by Bro. Lehman).
Transcriber's note: this is an accurate transcription his "beloved wife" made her departure 15 months before and yet he is survived by his wife.
Miller.-Monroe Lee, son of Henry H. and Mary Pearl (Gingerich) Miller, was born near Kalona, Iowa, Nov. 7, 1927; died June 26, 1946; aged 18 y. 7 m. 19 d. On the evening of June 26 he went with two of his brothers, Daniel and Quinten, to the pond on the Ephraim Brenneman farm, near Sharon Center, for a swim. The boys had been in the water only a short time when Monroe got into deep water. His brothers, not being able to swim, were unable to rescue him; but they called for help, and the body was soon recovered. The doctor was called and a pulmotor brought, but every possible effort failed to restore him. At the age of twelve he accepted Christ as his Saviour, and his Christian life was a living testimony and inspiration to all who knew him. He was a faithful member of the East Union Church, and always took an active part in the spiritual and social activities of the church and Sunday school. For three years he attended the Kalona High School, and the fourth year he spent at Hesston College and Bible School, where he graduated just a month ago. Monroe had a cheerful and happy disposition which won for him the respect and admiration of the entire student body and faculty. He was admired by his class for his conscientious work in securing a Christian education. He served as a member of the social group of the Young People's Christian Association. His class will remember him for his many sterling qualities and for the smile and kind word which he had for everyone. Left to mourn his death are his parents, 3 brothers (Daniel, Quinten, and Paul), and a host of near relatives and friends, including especially the class with which he graduated. Funeral services were held June 29 at the East Union Church, in charge of George Miller and D. J. Fisher.
Mumma.-Martha, daughter of the late Elias and Martha (Nissley) Eby, was born near Salunga, Pa., June 10, 1866; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, May 13, 1946, after a month's illness; aged 79 y. 11 m. 3 d. On Dec. 7, 1897, she was united in marriage to Israel N. Mumma, who passed to his eternal reward Jan. 21, 1946. To this union was born one daughter (Anna Martha, at home). Also surviving are one sister (Mrs. Ellen Garber, Mt. Joy, Pa.) and many other relatives and friends. She was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were held at the Nissley Funeral Home, in charge of Henry Lutz, Amos Hess, Henry Garber, and John D. Tate. Interment was made in Kraybill's Cemetery.
Oswald.-Edward, son of the late Peter and Fanny Oswald, was born in Mechanic Twp., Holmes Co., Ohio, Jan. 9, 1875; passed away at his home in Berlin, Ohio, June 8, 1946; aged 71 y. 4 m. 29 d. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, remaining faithful until death. On Dec. 25, 1904, he was married to Barbara Hostetler, who preceded him in death Jan. 16, 2909. On Jan. 9, 1919, he was united in marriage to Emma Hershberger, who survives him. Also surviving are 2 stepchildren (Mrs. Lester Gerber, Walnut Creek, Ohio; and Marvin Hershberger, Millersburg, Ohio), 2 brothers (Alvin, of Millersburg, and Adam, of Berlin, Ohio), 2 sisters (Mrs. Cora Miller, of Millersburg; and Mrs. N. D. Miller, of Berlin), 4 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. One sister (Mrs. M. B. Beechy) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held June 11, at the Walnut Creek Church, in charge of Paul R. Miller and L. W. Sifferd. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Short.-George, son of Christian and Magdalena (Lantz) Short, was born near Tedrow, Ohio, May 5, 1879; departed this life June 25, 1946; aged 67 y. 1 m. 20 d. As a lad he lived in a farm near the Williams County line. After his marriage to Lena Nafziger on March 7, 1907, he took over the home place where he farmed for thirteen years. In 1920 he and his family moved to a farm near Midland, Mich., where they lived for twenty-six years. There he was a highly esteemed Christian neighbor. In March, 1946, they moved to Pettisville, Ohio, where they had been living only a few months when he suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. During the tend days that followed he was unable either to talk or swallow, and on Saturday evening while his companion and two sons, together with some friends, watched at the bedside, our brother departed this life. His parents, one brother, 3 sisters, and one grandchild preceded him in death. Surviving are his devoted companion, 4 children (Dora-Mrs. Monroe Wyse, Scottdale, Pa.; Walter, Wauseon, Ohio; Myron, Goshen, Ind.; and Lloyd, Midland, Mich.), one brother and one sister (Andrew and Orrvilla, Wauseon, Ohio), 8 grandchildren (and one who was as a grandchild in his son's home), and many other relatives and friends. As a youth he was converted and joined the Mennonite Church. At the time of his departure he had his membership at the Clinton Church, Fulton Co., Ohio. He was of a very quiet disposition, kindly affectioned, very considerate, and a wise counselor. His children call him blessed, and he will be greatly missed. But "blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them." Funeral services were held June 28, in the home and at the Central Church, in charge of E. B. Frey, assisted by Herman Wagner and P. R. Lantz; sermon by Clarence Yoder, Midland, Mich.
Stauffer.-Robert W., son of Roy M. and Florence W. Stauffer, was born Oct. 6, 1932, at Lititz, Pa.; died April 3, 1946; aged 13 y. 5 m. 27 d. He accepted Christ in November, 1945, and was to have been baptized on the day on which he was buried. For six weeks he had been unable to attend school on account of rheumatism, but his health had improved enough for him to go back to school for one week. At that time he again took sick, and after a few days was taken to the Lancaster General Hospital. That evening he was visited by his father who was in the same hospital, recovering from burns on his hands and face. Robert recognized his father, but said he wanted to go. When asked where, he said, "Over there." This makes us think heaven must be a wonderful place. The following night he died. Robert had made many friends in school and will be missed very much in the home. His Christian life was short, but we know God doeth all things well. Surviving are nine brothers and sisters (Roy, Jr., Ruth, Rhoda, Mary, Martha, Dorothy, Earl, James, and Paul, all at home) and his grandfather (T. H. Stauffer, of Lititz). Funeral services were held at the Landis Valley Church, in charge of Ira D. Landis and Levi Weaver. Interment was made in the Landis Valley Cemetery.
Steckly.-Joseph J., son of Christian and Mary (Gascho) Steckly, was born July 1, 1866, near Zurich, Ont.; died May 15, 1946, at Calgary, Alta.; aged 79 y. 10 m. 14 d. On Oct. 21, 1888, he was united in holy matrimony to Magdalena Zimmerman, who predeceased him on Oct. 17, 1920. To this union were born 5 sons and 3 daughters: Jose, Preston, Ont.; Mrs. Lydia Eicher Milford, Nebr.; Mrs. Ida Shantz, Didsbury, Alta.; Harry, Calgary, Alta.; Alvin, Carstairs, Alta.; Floyd, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; and Viola, San Francisco, Calif. One son died in infancy. On Sept. 25, 1922, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Effie Bradford, of Carstairs, Alta., who predeceased him on April 17, 1940. Surviving are his family, one step-daughter (Mrs. Henrietta Wolline, Ohattan, Alta.), one stepson (Harold Bradford, Edmonton, Alta.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Mary Kaufman, of Montana; Mrs. Barbara Whitaker, of Oregon; Mrs. Anna Schwartzentruber, of Kansas; and Mrs. Lydia Whitaker, of California), 23 grandchildren, and a number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held May 20 in the Godder Funeral Home, in charge of Robert Arnott, and at the West Zion Mennonite Church, in charge of Ezra Stauffer and Abraham Reist. Burial was made in the family plot.
Sutter.-Idella Mae, daughter of the late Samuel B. and Fannie Miller, was born near Middlebury, Ind., Dec. 10, 1880; passed away at her home in Kouts, Ind., June 7, 1946; aged 65 y. 5 m. 27 d. On Aug. 28, 1899, she was united in marriage to Chris S. Sutter. To this union ten children were born. One daughter preceded her in death as an infant, and another daughter (Della Litwiller) preceded her ten years ago. Surviving are her husband, 8 children (Lawrence, Clarksville, Mich.; Fannie Litwiller, Hopedale, Ill.; Carrie Ebersole, Lagrange, Ind.; Bessie Oyer, Morton, Ill.; Mary Demchak, Michigan City, Ind.; Lydia Gut, Minnie and Clayton Sutter, all of Kouts, Ind.), 28 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, and 4 sisters (Lizzi Reinhardt, Kouts, Ind.; Alice Stalter, Flanagan, Ill.; Luella Seward, Grand Rapids, Mich.; and Katie Martin, Beemer, Nebr.) Early in youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour, and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. She expressed a willingness to go whenever the Lord should choose to call her home. Funeral services were conducted at the Kosanke Funeral Home and at the Hopewell Church, in charge of Millard Lind. Text, Rom. 8:31-39 (the scripture read to her in her last conscious hours). Burial was made in the church cemetery.
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Bumbaugh.-Oscar, son of Charles Bumbaugh, was born at Pond Bank, Pa., Dec. 4, 1910; died June 21, 1946; aged 35 y. 6 m.17 d. His death was caused by an explosion at Leterkenny Ordnance Depot. He was rushed to the Chambersburg Hospital where he died six hours after the accident. Surviving are his widow (Margaret) and 4 children (Rachel, Max, Jean, and Ray, all at home). He will be missed in his community and home. Funeral services were held at the Pond Bank Church, in charge of James M. Shank, assisted by Albert McCans. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Burial was made in the Mt. Zion Cemetery, near Mont Alto, Pa.
Eberly.-Alice Shirk, daughter of the late David and Hettie (Shirk) Buckwalter, was born near New Holland, Pa., Sept. 22, 1879; passed away May 5, 1946, having suffered a stroke; aged 66 y. 7 m. 13 d. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and joined the Martindale Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. On Nov. 12, 1899, she was united in marriage to David Z. Eberly, who survives her. Also surviving are 6 children (Magdalene-Mrs. Samuel High, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; Harry, Stevens, Pa.; Anna-Mrs. Eli Reiff, Bareville, Pa.; Phares, New Holland, Pa.; Esther-Mrs. Adam Martin, Ephrata, Pa.; and David, Hershey, Pa.), one sister (Mrs. Henry Fox, Martindale, Pa.) and one brother (Martin, New Holland, Pa.). A son (Mahlon) preceded her in death in 1932. Funeral services were conducted at the Martindale, Pa., Mennonite Church. Text, Prov. 31. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hamilton.-Emma Catherine, daughter of John and Elizabeth Snyder, was born in Roanoke, Ill., Nov. 10, 1874; passed away July 4, 1946; aged 71 y. 7 m. 20 d. With her parents she moved to Cullom, Ill, where in early life she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she remained a faithful member until the Lord called her home. On Aug. 11, 1895, she was married to James Tillman Hamilton. To this union were born 10 children (John, James, Peter, Jesse, Phoebe, Hannah, Titus, Ruth, Joe, and Eunice). Peter, Titus, and Eunice and one grandson preceded her in death. She was a sincere Christian, a kind and loving mother and wife, a true friend loved by all who knew her. Her home was ever open to all, and by her cheerfulness and consistent living she shed the light of Christianity. We deeply mourn her passing, but our loss is her gain. She is survived by her husband, 7 children, 5 grandchildren, 2 sisters (Mrs. Charles Hamilton and Mrs. Lizzie Byers, both of Sheridan, Oreg.), and 3 brothers (P. B. Snyder, Ashley, Mich.; Henry Snyder, Elkhart, Ind.; and Jake Snyder, Alpha, Minn.). Funeral services were held July 6 at the Pleasant Valley Church, near Harper, Kans., in charge of Gideon G. Yoder, assisted by R. M. Weaver and W. R. Nafziger.
Hooley.-John David, son of John D. and Fannie (Yoder) Hooley, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, July 2, 1924; died June 29, 1946; aged 21 y. 11 m. 27 d. For more than two years he served in Civilian Public Service, most recently as a dairy herd tester in Butler Co., Pa. He had gone as usual to New Wilmington, Pa., to spend the week end and was swimming with some boy friends in a mountain stream when he accidently stepped into deep water and was drowned. As a boy David learned to love God and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio. He was a faithful, zealous, and loyal young Christian. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Margery Headings, Degraff, Ohio; and Mary, at home), and one brother (Galer, in Italy). One brother (Richard) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held July 2 at the Oak Grove Church, in charge of N. E. Troyer and Nelson Kanagy.
Transcriber's note: Misspelling of accidently is accurate transcription.
King.-Boyd Irvin, son of Aaron and Barbara (Smucker) King, was born at West Liberty, Ohio, Jan. 9, 1904; passed away June 28, 1946; aged 42 y. 5 m. 19 d. O Dec 9, 1930, he was united in marriage to Sadie Kanagy, who survives him. Also surviving are his father, stepmother, 4 children (Irma Kathryn, Boyd Wendell, Byron Forest, and Anna Barbara), 2 sisters (Martha and Mary Kathryn), and many other relatives and friends. As a lad he gave his heart tot he Lord and joined the South Union Mennonite Church, West Liberty, Ohio, where he remained a faithful member. Although we cannot understand the reason for his early departure, we know God's will is best and trust in the promises of a loving heavenly Father. Funeral services were held June 30 at the South Union Church, in charge of N. E. Troyer, assisted by Marion Y. King and Wallace Kauffman. Burial was made in the South Union Cemetery.
Knarr.-William K., son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Knarr, was born in Waterloo Township, Ont., March 17, 1872; passed away suddenly at his late residence, Kitchener, Ont., July 9, 1946; aged 74 y. 3 m. 22 d. His first wife (Clara Erb) predeceased him March 9, 1938. Surviving are his widow (Sarah Snider Knarr), 4 sons (Alvin, Wilfred, and Oren, all of Kitchener; and Clayton, of Waterloo), 3 daughters (Mrs. John Davenport, Mrs. Earl Becker, and Mrs. Arno Miller, all of Kitchener), 3 brothers (Allen, of Waterloo; John, of Kitchener; and Herbert, Parkbeg, Sask.), one stepson (Bretton Snider), 6 stepdaughters (Mrs. David Horst and Mrs. Raymond Good, both of St. Jacobs, Ont.; Mrs. Curtis Brubacher and Naomi Snider, both of Heidelberg, Ont.; Mrs. Homer Witmer, Breslau, Ont.; and Mrs. Lincoln Witmer of Kitchener), and 7 grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, and a thoroughgoing Christian, true to his Lord, loyal to the church, courageous, considerate, a constant worker in the church, one of the Lord's dependables. Funeral services were conducted by C. F. Derstine and Manasseh Hallman at the First Mennonite Church. Theme, "As Jesus passed by He saw a man called !"
Leinbach.--Christian B., son of Mrs. Catherine (Bare) Leinbach, Goshen, Ind., and the late Isaac Leinbach, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Aug. 13, 1878; died at his home near Bowmansville, Pa., after a lingering illness of carcinoma; aged67 y. 10 m. 13 d. Surviving are his wife (Fannie Martin Leinbach), his aged mother, 5 children (Clement, Denver, Pa.; John, at home; Katie--Mrs. Isaac Zimmerman and Aaron, both of East Earl, Pa.; and William, New Holland, Pa.), 4 brothers (Daniel and Noah, both of Goshen, Ind.; Henry, North Lima, Ohio; and Jonas, Portland, Oreg.) 5 sisters (Hettie--Mrs. Linden Blosser and Emma--Mrs. Charles Defrees, both of Harrison, Mich.; Mrs. Mary Fisher, Elkhart, Ind.; Saloma--Mrs. Noah Welty, Nappanee, Ind.; and Annie--Mrs. Leander Garber, Goshen, Ind.), and 31 grandchildren. He united with the Mennonite Church in young manhood and remained faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Henry Horst, and at the Bowmansville Mennonite Church by Aaron Sensenig, assisted by Aaron Burkholder and George Horst. Text, Luke 23:28.
Weaver.-John H., son of the late Christian G. and Susanna (Hollinger) Weaver, was born near Weaverland, Pa., Feb. 23, 1881; died at his home in Akron, Pa., June 6, 1946, following a short illness; aged 65 y. 3 m. 13 d. On Aug. 13, 1903, he was married to Magdalena Landis, who survives him. Also surviving are one daughter (Mabel), one son (J. Landis), 2 sisters (Anna Mary Metzler and Hettie Shiffer), 4 grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends. He joined the Mennonite Church in his youth and was an active, faithful member throughout his life. Funeral services were held at Metzer's Mennonite Church, in charge of Eli Sauder and Amos H. Sauder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Welty.-Sarah, daughter of Jacob and Nancy (Lehman) Christophel, was born near Wakarusa, Ind., Feb. 26, 1864; passed away May 30, 1946, at the home of her son, Roy Bullard, near Elkhart, Ind. On March 6, 1887, she was married to Philip A. Bullard, who preceded her in death Oct. 20, 1910. In March, 1931, she was married to Ephraim Welty, who preceded her in death in December, 1943, Surviving are 2 sons (Roy and Elmer Bullard, both of Elkhart, Ind.), one brother (Eli Christophel, Wakarusa, Ind.) one sister (Mrs. Susan Reedy, Cullom, Ill.) and a number of stepchildren. Funeral services were conducted by J. E. Gingerich. Text, John 11:25, 26.
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Crilow.-Urias, Jr., son of Urias and Amelia Theil Crilow, was born near Benton, Ohio, Dec. 2, 1926; died May 21, 1946, as the result of a hunting accident; aged 19 y. 5 m. 19 d. In his early youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Martins Creek Mennonite Church, Millersburg, Ohio. He was an active member of the community and made friends readily. On the day that he died he was to have graduated from high school. Surviving are his parents, 2 sisters (Mrs. Elmer Weaver and Mrs. Jonas Hostetler, both of Millersburg), and 6 brothers (Edward, Berline, Ohio; Daniel and Earl, both of Millersburg; and Loyd, Marcus and Charles, at home). Funeral services were in charge of the local ministers.
Hershey.-H. Clay, son of Sue Eby Hershey, Kinzers, Pa., and the late Enos J. Hershey, was born in Paradise Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., Sept. 1, 1892; died at the Lancaster General Hospital, Feb. 20, 1946, following an illness of several months; aged 53 y. 5 m. 23 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and joined the Mennonite Church. On Jan. 29, 1914, he was united in marriage to Edna Hershey, who predeceased him in 1939. Surviving are his mother, 9 children (R. Glenn, Lititz, Pa.; Gladys-Mrs. Eby Kreider, Paradise, Pa.; Hazel, Mildred, Clifford, Norma, Merle, Albert, and Gerald, all at home), 3 sisters (Grace-Mrs. Roy E. Smith, Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. Helen Ranck, Kinzers, Pa.; and Ethel-Mrs. Harry Lichty, East Earl, Pa.), 2 brothers (Mark and Warren, Paradise, Pa.), and 3 grandchildren. He was greatly concerned for the welfare of his children, both during his wife's long period of illness and since her death. During these past years he spent much time helping his aged mother. Funeral services were in charge of Martin Hershey at the home, and Amos Weaver at the Hershey Church, Kinzers, Pa. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Hershberger.-Lydia, daughter of the late Jacob P. and Lydia (Miller) Schrock, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., May 10, 1867; passed away at her home in Middlebury, Ind., April 28, 1946; aged 78 y. 11 m. 18 d. On Dec. 29, 1889, she was married to Samuel D. Hershberger, who preceded her in death in 1927. Surviving are 2 sons (Edgar S., Decatur Ill,; and Erwin D., Mishawaka, Ind.), 2 daughters (Nora, Goshen, Ind.; and Nellie, at home), 7 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She united with the Mennonite Church in early life and remained a faithful member until death, attending church services regularly as long as health permitted. Funeral services were held May 1 at the Middlebury Mennonite Church in charge of Wilbur Yoder and Earl Miller. Burial was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Hollinger.-Hattie, wife of George Hollinger, Talmage, Pa., was born April 19, 1882; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., April 30, 1946; aged 64 y. 12 d. She was a member of the Metzler Mennonite Church, Akron, Pa. Surviving are her husband, 2 sons (Russell, Millway, Pa; and Raymond, Lititz, Pa.), 4 grandchildren and 2 brothers (Daniel and Harry, both of Sterling, Ill.). Funeral services were held at the Goodville, Pa., Church, in charge of Eli Sauder and Mahlon Witmer.
Hummel.-Christian Allen, son of the late William and Marth Hummel, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, May 15, 1872; departed this life at the Pomerene Memorial Hospital, Millersburg, Ohio, May 18, 1946, after one week's illness; aged 74 y. 3 d. On Oct. 28, 1894, he was united in marriage to Amanda Jane Miller. To this union ten children were born, three of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his widow, 7 children (Ray E. and Mrs. H. L. Mitten, both of Millersburg; Mrs. Paul Miller, Smithville, Ohio; William I., Berlin, Ohio; Mrs. Dey Troyer, Charm, Ohio; Paul of Berlin; and Dean, at home), 12 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Ira, Kalamazoo, Mich.; and Curtis of Millersburg) and 2 sisters (Fannie Holderbaum, Creston, Ohio and Mrs. Eva Milner, North Canton, Ohio). Funeral services were conducted at the Walnut Creek Church. May 21 by S. W. Sommer and Paul R. Miller. Text, Josh. 24:15.
Kauffman.-Alice L., daughter of the late Stephen and Lydia (Miller) Neuhauser, was born at Gap, Pa., May 29, 1975; entered into rest March 24, 1946, at her late home in Gap, Pa.; aged 70 y. 9 m. 25 d. On June 1, 1896, she was united in marriage to John E. Kauffman, who preceded her in death six years ago. Surviving are 6 children (Elsie-Mrs. Jesse Byler, Harry, Mabel-Mrs. Elmer Hilton, Wilmer, Chester, and Wayne), 4 brothers (Samuel, Aaron, Miller, and John Neuhauser), one foster-sister (Mrs. Lester Diem), 8 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. She was a faithful member of the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, near Atglen, Pa., and was seldom absent from church services when health permitted. She was also a regular attendant at the sewing circle. Funeral services were held March 26, at the home in charge of Isaac Kennel and at the Millwood Mennonite Church in charge of Abner Stolzfu and Ira Kurtz. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
King.-Agnes Elizabeth, daughter of Amos and Lydia (Kauffman) Ogburn, was born near Kenmare, N.D., July 3, 1907; passed away at the home of her parents, July 12, 1946; aged 39 y. 9 d. In the fall of 1916 she moved with the family to Westover, Md., where she lived the remainder of her life. On Sept. 16, 1933, she was united in marriage to Amos Christian King, of Kenmare, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Elmer, Walter, Ruby, and Harry, all at home), 7 brothers and 3 sisters (Ira, Ray, Levi, Mildred Merrill, Forrest, Mary Hartman, Sue Collins, Walter John, and Earl). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Holly Grove Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. She was always ready to stand by and help her husband in his work as a minister, and her life as a whole was one of sacrifice and service. Funeral services were held at the home in charge of Amos Myer and at the Mummasburg Church in charge of George Hostetler and Aaron Mast.
Kratz.-Theodore W., son of the late Harvey and Lydia (Wissler) Kratz, was born Feb. 15, 1900; died at his home in Hatfield, Pa., April 27, 1946, after an illness of seven years; aged 46 y. 2 m. 12 d. On June 14, 1924, he was united in marriage to Mary Ella Leatherman who survives. Also surviving are 3 children (Marian and Horace, both at home; and Elmer, Bedminster, Pa.), 6 sisters (Ella-Mrs. Raymond Erb; Lizzie-Mrs. Raymond Moyer; Annie-Mrs. Jacob Swartley; Mary-Mrs. Leidy Knechel; Edna-Mrs. Ed Parker; and Bertha), and 4 brothers (Amos, Harvey, Roland, and Alton). An infant son, one brother, one sister, and his parents predeceased him. He confessed Christ in his youth and remained faithful to the end. Funeral services were held May 1 at the Cope Funeral Home and at the Plain Mennonite Church, Lansdale, Pa., in charge of John Lapp and J. C. Clemens. Text, II Cor. 4:17,18. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Landis.-Clayton D., son of Mr. and Mrs. Abram B. Landis,
was born Sept. 23, 1905; died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster,
Pa., June 13, 1946; aged 40 y. 8 m. 21 d. Death resulted from
injuries received when he was kicked by a mule two days previously.
At the age of fourteen he united with the Mennonite Church, remaining
a faithful member until death. On Oct. 27, 1927, he was united
in marriage to Ruth H. Greider, who preceded him in death seventeen
years ago. Surviving are his parents, one son (Howard G.), 3 sisters
(Mabel-Mrs. Jacob Herr; Mary-Mrs. John H. Hershey; and Anna-Mrs.
Hiram M. Charles), one brother (Abram D.), and many other relatives
and friends. He was deeply interested in the work of the church
and was always willing to assist in the cause, being especially
concerned for the spiritual welfare of the young people. Funeral
services were held June 15, 15 the home in charge of Harry Lefever,
and at the Mellinger Church in charge of David Landis. Interment
was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Loucks.-Ellen, daughter of the late Joseph and Maria (Gearhart) Topper, was born in Madison Township, Ind., June 2, 1858; died June 28, 1946, after four years of illness; aged 88 y. 26 d. On October 26, 1876, she was united in marriage to William Henry Loucks, who preceded her in death in 1934. Surviving are one son (Jairus), 3 daughters (Nora-Mrs. Otis Culp, Lola-Mrs. Floyd Hahn, and Dora-Mrs. Morris Peppenger), 23 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchildren. Two sons (Joseph and Frank) and one daughter (Mrs. Anna Flory) predeceased her. She was a faithful member of the Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa, Ind., for nearly fifty years. Funeral services were held June 30 at her home and at the Olive Mennonite Church, Elkhart, Ind., in charge of Silas Weldy, assisted by Paul Steiner of the M.B.C. Church. Burial was made in the Olive Cemetery.
Martin.-Mary W. daughter of the late Abram and Barbara (Wenger) Martin was born May 30,1864; died at the home of her brother, Isaac W., Maugansville, Md., July 9, 1946, after a few weeks' illness; aged 82 y. 1 m. 9 d. Since her youth she was a member of the Reiff Mennonite Church, Hagerstown, Md. Surviving are 2 brothers (Joseph W. and Isaac W., both of Maugansville), one sister (Anna W. Martin, Ephrata, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held July 11 at the home of her brother Isaac, and at the Reiff Church, in charge of Daniel M. Strite and Moses K. Horst. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Metzler.-Lena, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Troxel, died in the hospital at Rockford, Ill, following four weeks' illness; aged 85 y. She was married to Menno Metzler, who preceded her in death a number of years ago. Surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Claude Beck, of Rockford; and Mrs. Edith Slabaugh, of Colorado, one sister (Mrs. Eli Wenger, Goshen, Ind.), and 2 half brothers (John and Silas Troxel, both of Wakarusa, Ind.). Funeral services were conducted at the Olive Church, Elkhart, Ind., by Silas Weldy and Abe Yoder.
Utley.-Lucy Victoria, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ed Noel, was born at Moberly, Mo., March26, 1863; died at the home of her daughter, Columbia, Mo., July 17, 1946, after nine months of failing health; aged 83 y. 3 m. 17 d. Her father died as a prisoner in the Civil War; and when she was thirteen years old her mother died, after which she lived with her aunt, Mrs. Lucy Grimes. In 1865 she was married to Wm. P. Foster, who died Aug. 28, 1901. To this union 4 children were born. Later she was married to Albert Utley, who preceded her in death in 1936. To this union three children were born. For a while she attended the Methodist Church in Columbia, Mo.; and later the Pentacostal Church in Hannibal, Mo. On Dec. 7, 1941, she became a member of the Mennonite Mission Church in Hannibal, Mo. She was a faithful member, attending regularly as long as she was able, and always ready to testify of her faith in Christ. Surviving are 5 children (John Foster of Kansas City; Leonard of Hannibal; Mrs. George Campbell of Columbia; and Rolla and Harry Utley, both of Hannibal), 14 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, and many friends. Funeral services wereheld July 19 at Hannibal in charge of Nelson E. Kauffman. Interment was made in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Olivet" is direct transcription.
Musselman.-Walter L., son of the late Joseph and Susan (Eigsti) Musselman, was born near Hartford, Kans., Dec. 31, 1903; passed away June 17, 1946, following an operation; aged 42 y. 5 m. 17 d. As a child he moved with his parents to Garden City, Mo., where they lived until 1919, when they moved to Manson, Iowa. As a young boy he joined the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful and interested member. In 1928 he was married to Laura M. Naffziger, who survives him. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Helen and Rozella), 3 brothers (Harry, of Garden City; Elmer of Hartford; and Omer of Manson), 3 sisters (Sadie-Mrs. Ed Egli, and Ada-Mrs. Elmer Eichelberger, Manson; and Ella-Mrs. Ross Byler, Wichita, Kans.), and many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother (Ralph). He was a kind and loving husband and father who had a deep interest in the welfare of his family; a good neighbor who was always willing to lend a helping hand. Funeral services were held June 20 at the Manson Mennonite Church, in charge of Nicholas Stolzfus. Interment was made in the Rose Hill Cememtery.
Transcriber's note: the misspelled "cememtery" is a direct transcription
Thomas.-Joyce Carolyn, daughter of Harold E. and Anna K. (Saylor) Thomas was born near Johnstown, Pa., Nov. 1, 1936; fell asleep at the Memorial Hospital, Johnstown, May 18, 1946; aged 9 y. 6 m. 18 d. Her death was caused by rheumatic heart disease and complications. Surviving are her parents, one sister (Janet Kathryn), one brother (Harold Edward, Jr.), her paternal grandfather, one great-grandfather, her maternal grandparents, and other relatives and friends. Having attended school for one and one half years, she had jut gone back a few weeks last fall when she became ill and took her bed early in November. On Jan. 28 she was taken to the hospital. After receive a number of blood transfusions she seemed better, and on Feb. 16 returned home. But she again became seriously ill and was taken back on April 13, remaining until her death. She always liked to go to Sunday school, summer Bible school and church, and had made plans for future days. But Jesus had better ones: He took her where she will always be well. She was patient in her suffering and illness, often singing for her roommates and nurses. Her short life will be a sweet memory, and although we are homesick for her, we submit to God's will, knowing that someday we'll understand. Funeral services were held at the Thomas Church, in charge of Sanford Shetler and David Alwine. Her body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Transcribed by Charlotte McKenna, Oregon