Aschenbrenner. - Carl Henry Aschenbrenner was born in Germany Jan. 6, 1880; went to his eternal reward Feb. 7, 1946; aged 66 y. 1 m. 1 d. He came to this country with his parents at the age of three. On Sept. 29, 1906, he was united in marriage to Bertha Marks. This union was blessed with six children. Surviving are 5 children (Edward, Carl, Harold, Norman, and Elmer), 6 grandchildren, one brother (Fred), 3 sisters (Mrs. Kate Conrad, Mrs. Martha Sullivan, and Anna -- Mrs. Fred Busch), and many other relatives and friends. His wife preceded him in death May 26, 1945, and one daughter passed away in infancy. In the fall of 1913 he was received into the Mennonite Church and was a faithful and active member of the Home Mission for many years. Seven years ago, after moving to the south side, he and his companion transferred their membership to the First Mennonite Church. Here he continued active in the work, becoming a trustee, and later serving as deacon until the time of his death. His remains were laid to rest beside his loving wife in Mount Auburn Cemetery.
Brenneman. - William C., son of Christian P. and Catherine (Slabaugh) Brenneman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, Nov. 21, 1875; died of a heart attack at his home in Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 12, 1946; aged 70 y. 2 m. 22 d. On Sept. 15, 1901, he was united in marriage to Nancy Miller. To this union four sons and four daughters were born. Those left to mourn his departure are his faithful companion, 5 children (Hettie -- Mrs. Harry Frey, Colorado Springs, Colo.; Velma -- Mrs. J. Paul Yoder, Parnell, Iowa; Raymond, Kalona, Iowa; Mabel -- Mrs. John J. Miller, Riverside, Iowa; and Paul, Ypsilanti, Mich.), 7 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Dan Gascho), one brother (Peter C., Wellman, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. Three children (Elta Ellen, Josie Glenn, and Waldo Emerson) preceded him in death. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. Early in life he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the East Union Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. His counsel and advice were respected, and his integrity unquestioned by all who worked with him in church and civil affairs of life. He served his church as Sunday-school superintendent, teacher, and missionary treasurer for many years. He was devoted to his family and will be keenly missed in the home, church, community, and by all who knew him. Funeral services were held at the East Union Church, Feb. 14, in charge of George S. Miller and W. S. Guengerich. Burial was made in the cemetery near by.
Ebersole. - Mary, daughter of the late Jonathan and Nancy Kauffman, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Oct. 22, 1866; departed this life Dec. 4, 1945, at the home of her son, David K. Ebersole, of complications; aged 79 y. 1 m. 12 d. She was the last of her immediate family to leave this world. In youth she united with the Mennonite Church. On Dec. 3, 1889, she was united in marriage to Daniel L. Ebersole. To this union twelve children were born. Surviving are her husband, 4 sons and 6 daughters (Reuben M., Shippensburg, Pa.; David K., Greencastle, Pa.; Henry R., Chambersburg, Pa.; Samuel K., Manheim, Pa.; Maggie -- Mrs. Laban Eby, of Greencastle; Leah -- Mrs. Ira Weber, Hagerstown, Md.; Nancy -- Mrs. Newton Timmons, of Greencastle; Amanda -- Mrs. Leroy Whitcraft, Lititz, Pa.; Ellen -- Mrs. David Eby, Clear Spring, Md.; and Mary -- Mrs. Max Clugston, Millway, Pa.), 40 grandchildren, 4 step-grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by 2 sons and 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Chambersburg Mennonite Church, Dec. 6, in charge of Daniel Kuhns, Amos Martin, and Joseph Hostetter. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Eby. - Cora Mae, daughter of David R. and Annie M. (Martin) Eby,, was born near Clear Spring, Md., May 21, 1913; died at her home in Paramount, Md., Dec. 7, 1945; aged 32 y. 7 m. 16 d. She was bedfast two weeks with influenza and asthma. At the age of twelve she united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member until death. Surviving are her parents, one brother (David M., Clear Spring, Md.), one sister (Martha E., at home), and many other relatives and friends. She will be missed in the home and by all who knew her. Funeral services were held Dec. 10, at the home by Moses K. Horst and at Reiff's Church by Stanley Martin and John D. Risser. Text, I Sam. 20:3. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gingerich. - Henry F., oldest son of Joseph and Veronica Goldsmith Gingerich, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, June 14, 1866; passed away at his late home in Frytown, Iowa, Feb. 7, 1946; aged 79 y. 7 m. 23 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful and consistent member until death. He was deeply concerned that the church be kept within the bounds of the Word of God. Likewise he exercised diligence in implanting into his children obedience and loyalty to the church by observing the teachings and commandments of the Scriptures. On Oct. 17, 1893, he was united in marriage to Anna M. Yoder, who preceded him in death Feb. 15, 1936. To this union five children were born: Vera -- Mrs. Levi Schrock, Kalona, Iowa; John W., Wellman, Iowa; Edna and Mary, at home; and Joseph Maynard, who preceded him in death at the age of two and one-half years. There also remain 3 granddaughters, 4 stepgrandsons, 3 brothers (Solomon, Eureka Springs, Ark.; John and Otto, Kalona, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. Three sisters and three brothers preceded him in death: Lydia Ann, Joseph, William, and three who died in childhood. From 1912 to 1916 he experienced near blindness, but by a successful operation his eyesight was restored. Otherwise he enjoyed usual health until June, 1940, when he suffered a paralytic stroke from which he only partially recovered. He was again stricken in May, 1944, and was bedfast since that time. The last ten days his condition became more serious. Funeral services were held Feb. 9, at the home by J. L. Hershberger and at the Lower Deer Creek Church by J. Y. Swartzendruber and D. D. Miller. Text, I Cor. 15:58.
Graber. - Christian M., son of Christian and Catherine (Graber) Graber, was born near Canton, Ohio, March 27, 1881; died at his home near the same place Feb. 14, 1946; age 64 y. 10 m. 17 d. On June 6, 1905, he was united in marriage to Amanda Becher. To this union one daughter (Ruth ) was born. His kind disposition and generous heart won for him many friends. He was a devoted husband, a loving father and grandfather, and a good neighbor. At the age of sixteen he united with the Beech Mennonite Church and continued faithful until the end. For many years he held the office of church trustee or treasurer. He served on the building committee when the church was remodeled in 1929. He also served on a number of other committees. For some time he did not enjoy the best of health, but was always busy. The Sunday before his death he was at Sunday school and church services as usual. On Thursday morning, without any warning (at least to the family), he dropped over while at his work and was gone to his eternal rest. He leaves to mourn his unexpected departure, his companion, his daughter (Mrs. Roy E. Miller), 3 grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends. His parents and only sister (Mrs. Amos Becher) preceded him in death. Funeral services were held at the home Feb. 17, in charge of the pastor, O. N. Johns. C. L. Graber, a relative, assisted in the services. Text, John 14:1. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Heckendorn. - Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth Eby Bergey, was born in Mannheim, Ont., May 6, 1860; passed away at the K.-W. Hospital after a lengthy illness, Feb. 9, 1946; aged 85 y. 9 m. 3 d. She was united in marriage to Menno Heckendorn, who passed away twenty-five years ago. She was a member of the Mennonite Church and was known for her faithfulness and steadfastness of character and her abiding interest in the things of God. Surviving are one son (Clayton B., Zurich, Ont.), 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and 2 brothers (Jacob, Hillside Beach, Man.; and Aaron, Detroit, Mich.). She was predeceased by her only daughter (Ella) sixteen years ago. Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Kitchener, in charge of C. F. Derstine, assisted by Emerson Hallman. Theme: Life's Brevity a Powerful Challenge. Ps. 90.
Hertzler. - Andrew B., son of the late John and Barbara Brubaker Hertzler, was born Aug. 16, 1863; fell asleep at the home of his daughter, Mrs. C. Newton Shaub, Lancaster, Pa., of the infirmities of old age, Jan. 18, 1946; aged 82 y. 5 m. 2 d. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church for many years. His wife, one son, and one daughter preceded him in death. The last days of his life his wish was that he might pass on to be with those gone before. We submit to God's will and say, "Not our will, but Thine be done." Surviving are 3 children (Lida G. -- Mrs. C. Newton Shaub; Laura G. -- Mrs. Benjamin S. Ebersole; and Elmer G.), 9 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 3 brothers (Benjamin, East Petersburg, Pa.; Jacob, Fruitville, Pa.; and Samuel, Lititz, Pa.), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Ellen Esbach, Millersville, Pa.; and Mrs. Mary Ruthart, Neffsville, Pa.). Funeral services were conducted at the home by Landis Shertzer and at the East Petersburg Church by Frank Kreider, James Seigrist, and Henry Lutz.
Shank. - Minnie Myrtle, daughter of Allen and Rebekah (Repp) Weaver, was born at Clear Spring, Md.; died at the Washington County Hospital after an illness of five weeks; aged 65 y. She was a member of the Stauffer Mennonite Church. Surviving are her husband (Daniel C. Shank), one daughter (Mrs. Maude Christy, Mercersburg, Pa.), 7 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Harry Bachtel, Hagerstown, Md.; Mrs. Bettie Christy, Chambersburg, Pa.; and Mrs. Ethel Leonard, Oregon, Calif.), and 5 brothers (Samuel, Bruce, Christian, David Findlay, and William). Funeral services were held at the A. K. Coffman Funeral Home and at Miller's Mennonite Church, in charge of Moses Horst, Daniel Strite, and Amos Martin. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shoemaker. - Cora A. daughter of Peter and Mary Reedy, was born at Red Oak, Ill., Feb. 2, 1875; passed away at her home in Dakota, Ill., after a brief illness, Feb. 16, 1946; aged 71 y. 14 d. On Sept. 24, 1903, she was united in marriage to Edwin B. Shoemaker, who survives. She also leaves one son (Joseph) and one daughter (Naomi Reddy), both of Freeport, Ill., 5 grandsons and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by one infant son (Ralph), seven brothers, and one sister. She was a faithful, loyal member of the Freeport Mennonite Church the past forty-five years. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, at the Myers Funeral Home, Dakota, and the Freeport Mennonite Church, conducted by Howard J. Zehr, assisted by A. C. Good.
Weaver. - Emma F., daughter of the late John and Elizabeth Kreider, was born Oct. 12, 1870; died at her late home in Strasburg, Pa., Dec. 9, 1945; aged 75 y. 1 m. 27 d. She was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church for many years and attended Sunday school there from its start. On Feb. 23, 1897, she was united in marriage to Harry G. Weaver. She leaves to mourn her departure her husband, 3 sons (Aaron H., Quarryville, Pa.; Roy K., Strasburg, Pa.; and Norman K., of Strasburg), and 11 grandchildren. Private funeral services were conducted at her home by Harry Lefever, followed by public services at Mellinger's Church by Harry Lefever and David Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Wilkins. - Frances W., daughter of George and Mary (Weaver) Brunk, was born in Rockingham Co., Va., Sept. 3, 1861; departed this life Nov. 21, 1945, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Irvin Good, near Elida, Ohio; aged 84 y. 2 m. 11 d. On Aug. 5, 1886, she was united in marriage to Otis G. Wilkins. To this union four daughters were born: Lillie -- Mrs. Irvin Good; Anna -- Mrs. Isaac Miller; Mary -- Mrs. Oscar Gredeir (deceased); and Lydia -- Mrs. Carl Phillips (deceased). Her husband preceded her in death March 11, 1942. She also leaves 16 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one brother (Franklin, Hagerstown, Md.), and many other relatives and friends. In early life she united with the Mennonite Church and continued faithful to the end. She was bedfast four weeks. Cancer and hardening of the arteries were the cause of her death. Funeral services were conducted at the home of her daughter by Daniel Augsburger and at the Salem Church by Andrew Brenneman and Elmer E. Yoder. The body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Yeager. - Chester, son of Fred and Ruth (Angle) Yeager, was born July 31, 1945; passed away at the Waynesboro, Pa., Hospital, Feb. 12, 1946; aged 6 m. 12 d. Death was caused by pneumonia. He was a healthy baby until he got whooping cough. Before he had fully recovered he took pneumonia and passed away two days later. Surviving are his parents and two brothers (Harold and Galen). Funeral services were held Feb. 15, at the Minnich Funeral Home, Greencastle, Pa., and at the Welsh Run Church of the Brethren, in charge of Clarence Hunsberger and Walter H. Lehman. Texts, Pa. 46, 90; Matt. 18:1-5. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder. - Daniel J. was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Sept. 19, 1856; died May 4, 1945; aged 88 y. 7 m. 15 d. On Nov. 14, 1878, he was married to Elizabeth Eash. To this union twelve children were born: Samuel, Blackwell, Okla.; Enos, on the home place; Andrew, Kalona, Iowa; Joni, Clarence, N.Y.; David, address unknown; Emanuel, Williamsville, N.Y.; Annie -- Mrs. Moses Slabaugh; Daniel, Sturgis, Mich.; Sarah, died at the age of one year; Mary -- Mrs. Abraham Christner; Elizabeth -- Mrs. Menno S. Beachy; and Menno, Topeka, Ind.). He also leaves 52 children and 47 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held May 9, on the home place, by Enos Fry and Noah Bontrager. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
Yoder. - Elizabeth Eash Yoder was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Nov. 1, 1859; died Jan. 31, 1946; aged 86 y. 2 m. 30 d. She was united in marriage to Daniel J. Yoder (see preceding obituary). Funeral services were held Feb. 4, on the home place, by Noah Bontrager and Enos Fry. Burial was made in the Yoder Cemetery.
Ziegler. - Mary Fisher Ziegler was born in Johnson Co. Iowa, Sept. 4, 1886; passed away Jan. 21, 1946; aged 59 y. 4 m. 17 d. She was found sitting on a chair as if asleep. She attended Goshen College and then taught school for five years. In 1914 she was married to Curtis C. Ziegler. They lived in New Paris, Ind., for three years and then moved to Aberdeen, S. Dak., where they engaged in farming. Surviving are her husband, 3 sons (Dale and James, of Aberdeen; and John, Redfield, S. Dak.), 2 brothers (D. J. Kalona, Iowa; and John J., Bloomsburg, Pa.), and one sister (Mrs. Ella Guengerich, Wellman, Iowa). She kept up the religious life of her youth, although there was no Mennonite Church near her home. We miss her much, but submit to the Lord who knows what is best. Funeral services were conducted in the church at Aberdeen.
Zimmerman. - Lovina, daughter of John and Catherine Zimmerman, was born in McPherson Co., Kans., Aug. 8, 1881; departed this life in the Community Hospital, Anthony, Kans., Feb. 7, 1946; aged 64 y. 5 m. 29 d. She made her home with her parents until the time of her father's death in 1923. During this period the family lived at Centralia, Mo., and Crystal Springs and Conway Springs, Kans. Following the death of her father she was invited to make her home with her brother Philip, of Jet, Okla., and enjoyed the hospitality of this home for fifteen years. After her brother's death in 1938 she lived with different relatives. On Feb. 2, 1943, she went to the Community Hospital in Anthony, where she spent the remainder of her days. During this period of illness and suffering she was given the best of care and greatly appreciated the efforts of the hospital staff in her behalf. She knew the meaning of suffering, and her trials were borne patiently with Christian resignation. Surviving are 2 brothers (Jacob, Harper, Kans.; and Samuel, Los Angeles, Calif.), 2 sisters and one half sister (Mrs. Lydia Brenneman, Kalona, Iowa; Mrs. Amelia Troyer, Crystal Springs, Kans.; and Mrs. Sarah Hershberger, Goshen, Ind.). Two brothers (Peter and Philip) and one sister (Mrs. Lizzie Troyer) preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith she died. Funeral services were held at the Crystal Springs Church, March 3, in charge of Gideon G. Yoder, assisted by R. M. Weaver. Interment was made in the near-by cemetery.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana
Bemesderfer. - George S., son of the late George M. and Maria S. Bemesderfer, was born in Lancaster Co., Pa., June 16, 1864; passed away at his home of a heart condition, Jan. 3, 1946; aged 81 y. 6 m. 17 d. His first wife, Katie Strickler, preceded him about twenty-five years ago. His second wife, Emma Strickler, passed away ten weeks ago. Surviving are a stepdaughter (Minnie M. Warfel), one sister (Mrs. Emma Gamber), and 2 brothers ) Phares S., East Petersburg, Pa.; and Harry S., Lancaster, Pa.). He lived an active life, working at his trade (carpenter-contractor) up to the last few years. He united with the Mennonite Church in young manhood and attended as long as health permitted. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, at Koser's Funeral Home, Landisville, Pa., by Hiram Kauffman and at the Landisville Mennonite Church by Henry Lutz. Interment was made in the East Petersburg Mennonite Cemetery.
Cole. - Catherine Elvena, daughter of Noah and Lucy Buzzard Painter, was born in Beaver Twp., Mahoning Co., Ohio, Sept. 10, 1872; died at her home at East Lewistown, Ohio, Feb. 17, 1946; aged 73 y. 5 m. 7 d. The last five years of her life she was an invalid, spending much of her time on a wheel chair. She also suffered with paralysis of the throat, which made it difficult for her to make her wants known to the family. She bore her afflictions patiently, however. On Dec. 22, 1891, she was united in marriage to Ervin Cole. Surviving are her husband, one son (Clarence, at home), 2 daughters (Mrs. Homer Davis, Greenford, Ohio; and Mrs. Wade Carr, of East Lewistown), 5 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. John McClish, of Greenford), and 4 brothers (Henry, North Lima, Ohio; Ferdinand, Canfield, Ohio; John, Toledo, Ohio; and Chauncey, of East Lewistown). She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Fry Funeral Home, Columbiana, Ohio, in charge of David C. Steiner. Interment was made at North Lima, Ohio.
Geigley. - Isaac W., son of the late Amos and Susanna Weaver Geigley, was born near Terre Hill, Pa., July 28, 1875; died Feb. 15, 1946; aged 70 y. 6 m. 17 d. He was received into the Bowmansville Mennonite Church on Nov. 2, 1895, by Jacob N. Brubacher. On Oct. 3, 1897, he was married to Hettie Horning, who has been helpless the last sixteen months. Soon after she was stricken, Bro. and Sister Martin M. Weaver (Mrs. Weaver being her only living sister) kindly took them into their home near Akron, Pa. Bro. Geigley was able to help care for his invalid companion. On Nov. 24, 1926, he was called to the ministry at Bowmansville and was faithful in his charge. He had a deep concern for the scriptural guidance of the church. The life and tenor of his preaching was the simplicity as it is in Christ. On Sept. 3, 1944, he requested of his co-laborers that he be relieved from taking his regular turn at preaching because of his physical condition. His death was caused by a heart attack. Not being blessed with children of their own, a homeless son, Charles Krill, found shelter, both natural and spiritual, in their home, and a number of children call them "Grandpa" and "Grandma". Surviving are six brothers and sisters: John, Tillie (widow of Pre. Noah B. Bowman), Susie Musser, Amos (minister), Harry, and Lizzie Good. Three sisters preceded him: Katie Taylor, Anna Leinbach, and Eva. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, at the home by Howard Z. Good and at the Bowmansville Church by J. Paul Graybill and Moses G. Gehman. Texts, II Tim. 4:7; Ps. 126:5, 6. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery, the service being in charge of B. F. Weaver.
Herr. - Susan P., daughter of the late Joseph and Emmaline P. Burkholder, and widow of Benjamin K. Herr, passed away at her home near Lancaster, Pa., Dec. 30, 1945; aged 78 y. 1 m. 1 d. She was a member of Mellinger's Mennonite Church. Surviving are 8 children (B. Frank, of Lancaster; George W., Farmersville, Pa.; Paul B., of Lancaster; Harvey B. and Jacob B., who live on the home farm; Ivan B., New Holland, Pa.; Ruth -- Mrs. Marvin Marxen, Millway, Pa.; and Ellis B., at home), 20 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and 8 brothers and sisters (Mrs. Edwin Nolt, Ephrata, Pa.; Mrs. Ida Hoover, of New Holland; Levi, of California; Mrs. Jacob Reiff and Mrs. Isaac Zimmerman, Bareville, Pa.; Mrs. Katie Lausch, of Farmersville; Frank, Lititz, Pa.; and Ezra, of Ephrata). Funeral services were held at Mellinger's Church, Jan. 2, in charge of Harry Lefever and David Landis. Text, II Cor. 5:8. She was laid to rest in the New Danville Mennonite Cemetery.
Hirschy. - Jacob, son of Jacob and Anna Widmer Hirschy, was born in Alsace-Lorraine, Feb. 29, 1864; passed away after a lingering illness at the home of his daughter Ada, Feb. 20, 1946; aged 81 yr. 11 m. 21 d. When seventeen years of age he came to America with his widowed mother and always resided in the Wayland, Iowa, community. He was converted in his native country and united with the Mennonite Church. When he came to America he transferred his membership to the Sugar Creek congregation, of which he was a member at the time of his death. On Feb. 21, 1889, he was united in marriage to Magdalena Christner, who preceded him in death April 18, 1943. To this union ten children were born, five of whom died in infancy. Ida, Edwin, and Ellen -- Mrs. Elmer Meyer died later in life. When he retired from farm life he moved to the town of Wayland, which was his late home. Surviving are one son (Joseph), one daughter (Mrs. John Wagler), one half sister (Mrs. Josephine Hirschy), 22 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Sugar Creek Church, Feb. 22, in charge of the home ministers, assisted by Russell Krabill, Goshen, Ind.
Martin. - Ezra W., son of the late Samuel W. and Leah B. Martin, was born near Weaverland, Pa., July 1, 1863; peacefully fell asleep at the General Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., after a four-day illness of pneumonia, Jan. 2, 1946; aged 82 y. 6 m. 1 d. On Nov. 11, 1883, he was united in marriage to Mary M. Weaver, who preceded him in death. To this union five sons were born: Francis, Weaver, Harvey, Noah, and an infant. Of this union only one son (Weaver) survives. On Sept. 8, 1892, he was married to Emma R. Good, who passed away Feb. 15, 1934. To this union five children were born: William, Elmer, Paul, Elizabeth Mae, and Gertrude (who died in infancy). The past several years he resided with his son Weaver, near Lancaster. In early life he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a devoted and consistent member. He spent much time reading the Word of God, in which he found much consolation. Throughout life he experienced many trials, but they only seemed to strengthen his faith in God. He was a kind, loving, patient father, ever ready to give constructive counsel. Knowing that his days were few, he frequently spoke of leaving us for the better world. Surviving are 4 sons, one daughter, 19 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Jan. 6, at the home of his son Weaver and at the Mellinger Church, in charge of David Landis and Harry Lefever. Text, I Pet. 1:3, 4. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Maust. - Mayme A., oldest daughter of W. J. and Frances (Will) Kimmel, was born near Rockwood, Pa., July 16, 1879; passed away at her home in Springs, Pa., Jan. 26, 1946; aged 66 y. 6 m. 10 d. In early life she taught school for eight years. On Dec. 25, 1904, she was united in marriage to Norman S. Maust. This home was blessed with five sons and three daughters. There remain to mourn her departure, her companion, 7 children (Herbert, Maytown, Pa.; Paul, Montgomery, Ind.; Alma, Marshallville, Ohio; Elta -- Mrs. Allen Swartzendruber, Pigeon, Mich.; John, Springs, Pa.; Claude, C.P.S., Grottoes, Va.; and Freda, at home), 14 grandchildren, one brother (Paul, Tyrone, Pa.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Carrie Enfield and Mrs. Nell Bruner, Somerset, Pa.; and Mrs. Vido Gross and Mrs. Allie Knepper, Rockwood, Pa.), and many other relatives and friends. An infant son (Clifford), her parents, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters preceded her in death. In early womanhood she united with the Christian Church, but several years after marriage joined the Mennonite Church and remained a devoted member of the Springs congregation until death. She was a regular attendant at church services when at all able and was also an active member of the Springs Sewing Circle. For nearly five years she was unable to do any work on account of high blood pressure and during this time had several strokes. The past year she was practically an invalid, but not bedfast. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Roy Otto and at the Springs Church by Resley Tressler and Walter Otto. Text, Rev. 14:13. Burial was made in the near-by church cemetery.
Mumma. - Israel N., son of the late Jonas and Anna Nissley Mumma, was born near Mt. Joy, Pa., Feb. 25, 1866; died at his home in Mt. Joy, after a short illness, Jan. 21, 1946; aged 79 y. 10 m. 27 d. On Dec. 7, 1897, he was united in marriage to Martha N. Eby, who survives. To this union was born one daughter -- Anna Martha, at home. He is also survived by one sister (Mrs. Anna Bassler, Lancaster, Pa.) and other relatives and friends. He was a member of the Mennonite Church for many years, serving as trustee of Kraybill's Church and also Kraybill's Cemetery Association for forty-two years. Funeral services were held at the Nissley Funeral Home by Amos Hess and at the Mt. Joy Mennonite Church by Henry Lutz, Henry Garber, and John D. Tate.
Nafziger. - Amanda, oldest daughter of Manas and Lydia Miller Brenneman, was born in Johnson Co., Iowa, July 4, 1909; passed away at the home of her parents in Kalona, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1946; aged 36 y. 7 m. 12 d. At the age of sixteen she was baptized and united with the Mennonite Church, of which she was a faithful member at the time of her death. On Nov. 27, 1934, she was united in marriage to Christian Nafziger. Three children were born to this union: Gerald Lester, Sandra Joyce, and Gary Lee (aged three and one-half weeks). Besides her bereaved husband and 3 children, she leaves to mourn her early departure, her grief-stricken parents, 3 sisters (Fanny -- Mrs. Willis Miller, of Kalona; Leta -- Mrs. Paul Miller, Wellman, Iowa; and Ruth, at home), 6 brothers (Norman and Edwin, of Wellman; Ezra, Riverside, Iowa; Dale, of Kalona; Floyd, Sanford, Me.; and Leroy, at home), and many other relatives and friends. One brother (Robert) preceded her in death. Her illness was of short duration. After returning from the hospital, complications set in, one of which was a blood clot, which went to her heart and caused her death quite suddenly. During her illness she expressed her desire to be healed and remain with her family, and requested that the anointing of oil be administered, which was done on Friday afternoon. The last day of her life she prayed much for her family and parents. She bore her suffering patiently to the end. Funeral services were held Feb. 19, at the home by J. L. Hershberger and at the East Union Church by J. Y. Swartzendruber and Edward Shettler.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana
Birky. - Elizabeth A., daughter of Jacob and Magdalena (Hochstetler) Birky, was born near Tremont, Ill., June 24, 1866; died at her home in Shickley, Nebr., Feb. 23, 1946; aged 79 y. 7 m. 29 d. At the age of nine she moved with her parents to Cass Co., Mo. In 1891 she went to Kansas and in 1904 to California, where she spent most of her time until 1920. Since then she made her home in and near Shickley. At an early age she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church. Surviving are 2 sisters (Katie and Mary, of Shickley) and other relatives and friends. Her brother Chris passed away at Eureka, Ill., about eleven hours after her death. Funeral services were held Feb. 25, at the home and at the Salem Mennonite Church, in charge of Peter Kennel and Fred Reeb. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Bowman. - Clare, son of Henry and the late Lydia Ann Weber Bowman, was born at Guernsey, Sask., March 20, 1911; died at Kitchener, Ont., Feb. 18, 1946; aged 34 y. 10 m. 29 d. Surviving are his father, 2 brothers (Walter and Mervin), and one sister (Edna), all at home. One brother (Norman) predeceased him four years ago, also one brother (Paul) in infancy. He accepted Christ as his personal Saviour in his early youth and was a faithful member of the Mennonite Church until death. Funeral services were held at the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., in charge of Arnold Shantz and J. B. Martin.
Erb. - Anna H., daughter of the late Henry S. and Susanna (Hess) Franck, was born near Lititz, Pa., Dec. 1, 1861; entered into rest Feb. 2, 1946, at their home in Lititz; aged 84 y. 2 m. 1 d. She was united in marriage to Nathaniel B. Erb, who with two daughters and one son preceded her in death. Surviving are one son (Harry) and one daughter (Emma), both at home. She was a member of Erb's Mennonite Church for many years. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 5, at the late home by Joseph A. Boll and at Erb's Church by Joseph A. Boll and Homer Bomberger. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Griffin. - Thomas, son of William and Sarah Ann Griffin, was born in Cornwall, England, Sept. 1, 1874; passed away at the Wyandotte County Home, Bethel, Kans., Feb. 20, 1946; aged 71 y. 5 m. 19 d. Early in life he started to travel. He worked in Johannesburg, S. Africa, Brazil and Argentina, S.A., and in many states of the United States. It was through the untiring efforts and patience of Mrs. Alvina Behr, with whom he made his home for thirty-five years, that he was brought to know Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. More than twenty-seven years ago he united with the Mennonite Church, in which faith he passed away. Funeral services were conducted at the funeral chapel by Edward Yoder, assisted by R. P. Horst.
Hershey. - Clayton E., son of the late John H. and Annie Eshbach Hershey, was born Nov. 30, 1881; died at his home at East Petersburg, Pa., of a heart attack, Feb. 15, 1946; aged 64 y. 2 m. 15 d. He is survived by his wife (Alice Hottenstein Hershey), one daughter (Ruth H. - Mrs. Paul F. Mosemann, Lancaster, Pa.), one son (John H., of East Petersburg), and 8 grandchildren. He was a member of the East Petersburg Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home and church by Frank Kreider, John Gochnauer, and James Siegrist.
Kaufman. - Jacob J., son of Jonas and Elizabeth Miller Kaufman, was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, April 15, 1858; died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Pete Slatter, Filer, Idaho, Feb. 26, 1946; aged 87 y. 10 m. 11 d. On April 12, 1880, he was united in marriage to Sara Troyer, who preceded him in death Nov. 2, 1936. He united with the Mennonite Church in 1898 and was a faithful member until death. In 1899 he with his family moved from Indiana to Nebraska in a covered wagon. In 1930 they moved to Filer, Idaho, where he resided since. Surviving are one son (J. E., Canby, Oreg.), 7 daughters (Mrs. C. S. Lichti, Shickley, Nebr.; Mrs. C. U. Snyder, Albany, Oreg.; Mrs. D. B. Slatter, Twin Falls, Idaho; Mrs. J. E. Slatter, of Filer; Mrs. William M. Weaver, Great Valley, N. Y.; Mrs. Peter Slatter, of Filer; and Mrs. Lee Stepp, of Filer), 43 grandchildren, and 47 great-grandchildren. One son and three daughters preceded him. Funeral services were held at the Filer Mennonite Church, in charge of Joe Yoder, assisted by S. Honderich and C. J. Pillon of M. B. C. Church. Text, Phil. 1:21.
Kreider. - John Mellinger Kreider, son of George and Anna Mellinger Kreider, was born May 24, 1869, near Soudersburg, Pa.; passed away at his home near Palmyra, Mo., Feb. 28, 1946; aged 76 y. 9 m. 4 d. In young manhood he united with the Paradise Mennonite Church near his childhood home. In 1890 he was married to Hettie Buckwalter. To this union nine children were born, three of whom preceded him in death: George Ezra, Philip Owen, and Harry Sanford. He leaves to mourn his departure his sorrowing widow and the following children: M. Lena, at home; Mrs. Anna Bender, Jesse B., and John F., of Palmyra; Daniel K., Quincy, Ill.; and Mrs. Andrew Glick, Minot, N. Dak.; also 24 grandchildren, one brother (Jacob, Leaman Place, Pa.), 4 sisters (Mrs. Sarah Hershey, Gap, Pa.; Mrs. Parke Book, Soudersburg, Pa.; Mrs. John Bare, Bird-in-Hand, Pa.; and Mrs. J. S. Lehman, Lancaster, Pa.), and a host of other relatives and friends. Late in February, 1898, he was ordained to the ministry at the Paradise Church in Pennsylvania. A short time later, with his wife and four children, he moved to Palmyra, Mo., where he has resided since. In the autumn of 1912 he was ordained bishop for the Northeast Missouri District. His interest was always in the work of the Lord and he sought diligently to teach his children, as well as the churches in his care, the way of the Lord that leads to heaven. He preached in many states and in the provinces of Canada, and was greatly interested in every activity of the church, doing his utmost to strengthen the work and propagate the Gospel of Christ. He was widely used throughout the church in evangelistic work, often sacrificing his personal interests to better serve God and the church. He rendered much assistance in organizing and establishing the work in North Central Conference District. He also served on various boards and committees of the church, including the Mennonite Board of Education. Bro. Kreider was an outstanding champion of conservatism and strove with all his might to maintain and perpetuate the Biblical standards as upheld by the Mennonite Church. He will be greatly missed in his home community, in the Missouri-Kansas District, and in the Mennonite Church at large. Funeral services were held March 3, conducted at the home by Raymond Hershberger, Garden City, Mo. Services at the Mennonite Church were directed by Milo Kauffman, Hesston, Kans. The sermon was delivered by Nelson Kauffman, Hannibal, Mo., and the following ministers and bishops of the church assisted in the services: Amos Gingerich, Williamsburg, Iowa; Joseph Driver, Garden City, Mo.; J. Y. Swartzendruber, Kalona, Iowa; Perry Blosser, South English, Iowa; and Paul Hershey, Gulfport, Miss. Interment was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.
Ross. - Walter Ross was born in Rockingham Co., Va., June 1, 1876; passed away Feb. 25, 1946, at his home near Elida, Ohio, after a four weeks' illness; aged 69 y. 8 m. 24 d. At the age of four he came to Ohio with his mother and spent the remainder of his life near Elida. He united with the Pike Mennonite Church at the age of twenty-two and remained faithful until the end. In July, 1896, he was united in marriage to Fannie Good. Surviving are his companion, 7 sons (Orlo, Spencerville, Ohio; Omer, Glendale, Calif.; Henry, Salem, Ohio; Burdett, Nevada, Ohio; Adam, Philipsburg, Pa.; Rolland, Wooster, Ohio; and Richard, of Elida), one daughter (Irene - Mrs. Raymond Heatwole, of Elida), one brother (Jacob, Lima, Ohio), 17 grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. Two daughters preceded him in death. He expressed a desire to get well, but was willing to be taken home if it was the Lord's will. Funeral services were held at the home and the Pike Church, conducted by Elmer E. Yoder, assisted by G. H. Brunk. Burial was made in the Pike Cemetery.
Slabaugh. - Simon, son of Joseph and Magdalena Kuhns Slaubaugh, was born near Nappanee, Ind., Dec. 9, 1885; departed this life Feb. 16, 1946, at the Daviess County Hospital, Washington, Ind., where he underwent an operation the day before; aged 60 y. 2 m. 7 d. In 1895 he moved with his father to North Dakota, where he lived nearly all his life. On Sept. 1, 1907, he was united in marriage to Lida Swartzentruber. Surviving are his widow, 4 daughters (Mrs. Edith Graber, Ogeman, Minn.; Mrs. Mary Graber and Mrs. Sylvia Graber, Mylo, N. Dak.; and Dorothy, Wolford, N. Dak.), 9 sons (B. Cletus and Tobias J., Washington, Ind.; Vernon, Rochester, Minn.; Daniel E., Joseph G., Elmer, H., Albert J., Calvin R., and J. Ervin, all of the vicinity of Wolford), 4 brothers, 7 sisters, and 36 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, mother, one brother, 2 sisters, and 2 children who died in infancy. In his youth he united with the Amish Church and later transferred his membership to the Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. Funeral services were conducted at the Berea Church, Montgomery, Ind., Feb. 18, by Edd P. Schrock (text. Ps. 116:15), and at his home at Wolford, N. Dak., Feb. 21, by Llewellyn Groff and at the Lekeview Church by John Stoll, Llewellyn Groff, and E. G. Hochstetler. Texts, Heb. 12:27; 13:20; Ps. 39:4. Interment was made in the Lakeview Mennonite Cemetery.
Yoder. - Karen Mae, daughter of Carl E. and Lucille Mishler Yoder, was born Feb. 13, 1944; passed away after a brief illness at the McMinnville (Oreg.) Hospital, Feb. 9, 1946; aged 1 y. 11 m. 27 d. She was of a quiet, loving disposition and endeared herself to the hearts of all who knew her. For several weeks she was not feeling well, but apparently was not seriously ill until the evening before her departure. In spite of the prayers of loving friends and all the medical care of the hospital and the immediate attention of a large staff of nurses including a special nurse and two doctors, the Lord saw fit to remove her from this sinful world to a home eternal. The cause of her death is still a puzzle to the doctors, but we humbly submit to God's will. She leaves to mourn her departure, father, mother, one brother (Donovan), 2 grandmothers and one grandfather (Mr. and Mrs. D. F. Yoder, Harper, Kans., and Mrs. Carrie Mishler, Sheridan, Oreg.), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Barbara Yoder, Harper), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Feb. 13 (her second birthday), in charge of G. D. Shenk, assisted by H. A. Wolfer. Text, Matt. 18:2, 3. Burial was made in the new Mennonite cemetery, five miles from the church.
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Fry. - Annie F., daughter of David and Catherine (Funk) Stauffer, was born in Manor Twp., Lancaster Co., Pa., March 18, 1869; died of infirmities at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., Feb. 9, 1946; aged 76 y. 10 m. 21 d. She was a member of the Millersville Mennonite Church for many years. Her wish was that she might go to her eternal rest. Surviving are one brother (David, Millersville, Pa.) and a number of nieces and nephews. Her husband (George K. Fry) preceded her twenty-one years ago. Funeral services were held at the Millersville Church, Feb. 12, in charge of Jacob Hess and Landis Shertzer. Text, Ps. 55:6. Services at the grave were in charge of Daniel Gish.
Gingerich. - Joseph M., son of Michael and Mary Gingerich,
was born in Holmes Co., Ohio, Feb. 14, 1877; passed to his eternal
reward March 1, 1946, as the result of a heart attack; aged 69
y. 15 d. In early manhood he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour.
During the years that followed the sincerity and convictions of
his spiritual life were demonstrated by his willingness to testify
to all who came into the sphere of his influence. He continually
sought opportunities to make contributions to his fellow men.
One of these contributions is seen in his zeal to help direct
the beginning and establishment of the Rockwell Mennonite Church.
His prayer and deliberative counsel will be greatly missed by
those who lived nearest to him. On Dec. 10, 1899, he was married
to Marian* Yoder, who preceded him in death April 10, 1930. On
Nov. 8, 1930, he was married to Anna D. Yoder Helmuth, who preceded
him Jan. 26, 1938. On Jan. 8, 1939, he was married to Fidella
Blosser. Surviving are his widow, 3 stepchildren (Menno Yoder,
Cambridge, Ill.; Mrs. Simon Yoder, Princess Anne, VA.; and Mrs.
Thomas Slone, Tucson, Ariz.), one sister (Mrs. Fannie D. Miller,
Barrs Mills, Ohio), one brother (Emanuel, of Barrs Mills), and
many friends. Funeral services were held at the Congregational
Church, Sheffield, Ill., in charge of C. Warren Long (Text, Deut.
30:19) and John Detwiler. Interment was made in the Annawan Cemetery.
*Correction - Name is Miriam - see Miriam Gingerich - GH May 1930
Kurtz. - Samuel David, son of Stephen and Fannie Kurtz, was born near Orrville, Ohio, Feb. 27, 1871; passed away Feb. 21, 1946; aged 74 y. 11 m. 21 d. On Dec. 27, 1906, he was united in marriage to Rebecca Culp. To this union four sons were born, two of whom preceded him in death. Surviving are his companion, 2 sons (Irvin and Christian, Fentress, Va.), 2 grandchildren, 2 brothers (J. M., Chicago, Ill.; and Albert, Ft. Wayne, Ind.), and 2 sisters (Lydia Smucker, Smithville, Ohio; and Elizabeth Kurtz, Goshen, Ind.). In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. As long as health permitted he attended services regularly and was interested in the activities of the church. He taught a Sunday-school class for many years. He bore his affliction with patience and Christian fortitude and was never heard to murmur or complain. Funeral services were conducted Feb. 24, at the home by Amos Wenger (text, Job 14) and at the Mt. Pleasant Mennonite Church, Fentress, Va., by Clayton Bergey. Text, II Tim. 4:6-8. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Lehman. - Elizabeth, daughter of the late John and Annie Koser, was born near Manheim, Pa., March 27, 1873; died at their home in Manheim, Jan. 31, 1946; aged 72 y. 10 m. 4 d. On Nov. 20, 1892, she was united in marriage to Samuel H. Lehman. They were received into Hernley's Mennonite Church in the spring of 1896. On Aug. 10, 1927, Bro. Lehman was ordained as a minister for the Manheim congregation, and as a minister's wife she faithfully served her Lord and her church. For a number of years she suffered from diabetes and for the past six years was totally blind. All that loving hearts and hands could do was done to lengthen out the brittle thread of life, but the Lord saw fit to call her home. She leaves a bereft husband, 3 daughters (Emma Rohrer, Esther - Mrs. Leo Schmidt, and Kathryn), and 3 grandchildren. Two daughters (Martha and Amelia Gonter) preceded her in death in 1926. Funeral services were held at the Manheim Church, Feb. 3, in charge of Homer Bomberger, Charles Hostetter, and Ira Huber. Interment was made in the Hernley Cemetery.
Mast. - Clara, daughter of the late Amos and Sarah Gerber, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, April 23, 1879; passed away very suddenly at her home in the same community. March 1, 1946; aged 66 y. 10 m. 8 d. In her youth she united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church and remained faithful till death. On Dec. 15, 1902, she was united in marriage to Emery Mast. Surviving are her bereft companion, 10 children (Celsus, Berlin, Ohio; Ruth - Mrs. Albert Shrock, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Olen, Millersburg, Ohio; Henry, Chilo, Ohio; Glenn, New Philadelphia, Ohio; Josephine - Mrs. Ernest Gross, Kidron, Ohio; Minnie - Mrs. Donald Andrews, Ragersville, Ohio; Margaret - Mrs. Lester Schmucker, Louisville, Ohio; Niles and Dorothy - Mrs. Philip Hostetler, at home), 16 grandchildren, one brother (George, of Sugarcreek), and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by one daughter (in infancy), 3 brothers, and 2 sisters. She was of a kind, cheerful disposition and seldom complained. Funeral services were held at the Walnut Creek Church, March 4, in charge of A. W. Miller, Paul R. Miller, and Earl Miller. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Miller. - Earl J., son of the late Josiah M. and Fannie Yoder Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Jan. 29, 1892; died very suddenly March 1, 1946; aged 54 y. 1 m. 2 d. On Sept. 11, 1915, he was united in marriage to Ruby Stahl, who survives. He also leaves 6 children (Ruth - Mrs. Victor Hooley, Lagrange, Ind.; Helen - Mrs. Merril Mishler, Terry, Mont.; Harold, Walter, Lloyd, and Treva, all at home), 4 grandchildren, his mother, Emma, Ind.; 2 brothers (Orva J., Shipshewana, Ind.; and Clyde J., Grabill, Ind.), one sister (Iva - Mrs. Ralph Beck, Auburn, Ind.), and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father (April 18, 1945) and an infant brother (Eldon). In youth he accepted Christ and united with the Forks Mennonite Church, of which he was a member at the time of his death. He had been in failing health for a number of years and was bedfast for ten months, but the last eight months he was able to be about his usual activities. Funeral services were held at the Shore Church, March 4, in charge of Malvin P. Miller and Earley Bontrager. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Moyer. - Lenora, daughter of Nelson and Charlotte Moyer Stauffer, was born in Kitchener, Ont., Aug. 10, 1886; passed away at her home near Campden, Ont., after a period of suffering, Feb. 25, 1946; aged 59 y. 6 m. 15 d. On April 15, 1908, she was united in marriage to Orlando Moyer. This union was blessed with two children - Ordo and Etta May, both of whom passed away in their early teens. She accepted Christ as her Saviour in her youth and maintained a faithful fellowship with the Mennonite Church. She had a keen interest in the cause of Christ, and with her retentive mind cherished many a happy Christian experience and many a treasure of truth which she received. Surviving are a sorrowing husband and one brother (Roy, Camden, N. J.). Funeral services were held March 1, at the Campden Funeral Chapel by F. Meyer and S. F. Coffman, and at the Vineland Mennonite Church by S. F. Coffman. Text, John 14:2. Interment was made in Vineland Cemetery.
Shafer. - Rilla Shafer was found dead in a chair at her home in Marion, Ind., Feb. 14, 1946; aged 79 y. She united with the Mennonite Church in Rockingham Co., Va., in her youth and later transferred her membership to the Howard-Miami congregation, Amboy, Ind., remaining a loyal member till death. Her husband preceded her in death about thirty years ago. Surviving are 3 sons (Homer and Webster, Muncie, Ind.; and Rufus, Kokomo, Ind.), 3 daughters (Mrs. Victoria Ross, Lagro, Ind.; Mrs. Mary Draper and Flossie, of Marion), 8 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Oma Smith, Criders, Va.), and one brother (Ben May, Gaithersburg, Md. Funeral services were held at the Pilgrim Holiness Church, Marion, Feb. 18, in charge of Leslie Henry and N., M. Slabaugh. Interment was made at Muncie, Ind.
Shriner. - Alice Mildred, daughter of Frank and Katie Shriner, was born in Elkhart Co., Ind., Dec. 7, 1916; passed away March 5, 1946, at the Elkhart General Hospital; aged 29 y. 2 m. 28 d. She was taken to the hospital the day before her death to receive treatment for pneumonia. She was in ill health for a number of years, and endured much suffering from arthritis and other ailments. Her sister Lillian cared for her since the death of their mother in March, 1928. Surviving are her father (in Phoenix, Ariz.), 2 sisters (Irene - Mrs. Earl Hartman and Lillian, both of Elkhart), one brother (Lester, Goshen, Ind.), and a grandfather (Noah Shriner, of Elkhart). She was a member of the Prairie Street Church for a number of years. While she will be missed by her friends, we thank the Lord for giving her suffering body the rest she so much longed for. Funeral services were in charge of J. E. Gingerich. Text, Ps. 23.
Yoder. - Katie B., daughter of Pre. Christian K. and Katherine Plank Yoder, was born near Smithville, Ohio, April 27, 1870; departed this life at her home near Kent, Ohio, Feb. 28, 1946; aged 75 y. 10 m. 1 d. At the age of three she moved with her parents to West Liberty, Ohio. In youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful and consistent member until death. On Dec. 10, 1895, she was united in marriage to Rudolph Yoder of Garden City, Mo. To this union four children were born: Eugene and Amos, Mantua, Ohio; Mrs. Harvey Blosser, North Lima, Ohio; and Willis, Alliance, Ohio. She was always concerned about her family. Surviving are her husband, 4 children, 15 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. A. Y. Hartzler), and other relatives and friends. Her place in church was never vacant as long as health permitted, and she always took an active interest in sewing circle work and wherever she could help. She will be greatly missed, but we have the assurance that she has gone to be with the Lord. Funeral services were held at the Plain View Church, near Aurora, Ohio, March 3, in charge of H. N. Troyer, Paul Yoder, and Elmer Stoltzfus.
Yoder. - Lizzie Manora, daughter of John and Polly Hostetler Miller, was born in Lagrange Co., Ind., Jan. 13, 1882; died at the Elkhart General Hospital, March 1, 1946; aged 64 y. 1 m. 18 d. On March 8, 1903, she was married to Nathaniel Yoder. On Feb. 23 she was striken with a heart attack and suffered intense pain. Surviving are her husband, 5 children (Glen E., Shipshewana, Ind.; Orpha - Mrs. George Ditto, New Paris, Ind.; Fred L., Huntington Park, Calif.; Alpha - Mrs. Harold Buzzard, Elkhart, Ind.; and Edythe - Mrs. Tobe Anderson, at home), 6 grandchildren, one half sister (Mrs. Simon Smith, Goshen, Ind.), one brother (Ed A., Lagrange, Ind.), 2 stepbrothers (Edward and Emanuel Boyts), and many friends. She was a devoted wife and a loving mother. Funeral services were held March 3 at the Forks Mennonite Church, in charge of Earley Bontrager and John E. Gingrich. Interment was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Zehr. - Nellie Morgan Zehr was born at Shelton, Nebr., April 17, 1885; passed away Feb. 2, 1946, as the result of a stroke which she suffered earlier in the day; aged 60 y. 9 m. 15 d. On Sept. 3, 1905, she was united in marriage to Mose Zehr, who preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1941. In 1918 they moved to Albany, Oreg., where she lived until the time of her death. Surviving are 2 sons (Joseph, Lebanon, Oreg. and William Morgan, Portland, Oreg.), 5 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Addie Dreblow, Wood River, Nebr.), and many other relatives and friends. Three brothers and one grandson preceded her in death. She was a member of the Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the Albany Church, Feb. 7, in charge of N. M. Birky and George M. Kauffman.
Transcribed by: John Ingold, Indiana
Gospel Herald - Vol. XXXVIII, No . 52 - March 29, 1946 -- No obituaries in this issue