Bontrager Edward F., son of Isaac and Fannie Bontrager, was born near Middlebury, Ind., July 13, 1877; passed away at his home near Yoder, Kans., after being bedfast for nine months, Oct. 18, 1946; aged 69 y. 3 m. 5 d. On Feb. 21, 1899, he was united in marriage to Fannie Yoder. In 1901 they moved to Custer County, Okla., and in 1921, to Kansas. At the age of eighteen, he united with the Amish Mennonite Church, and later joined the Yoder, Kans., Mennonite Church, of which he remained a faithful member and loyal supporter. He lived a useful life in the community and was deeply interested in the spiritual welfare of his family. Surviving are his widow, 10 children (Lydia Ann-Mrs. E. S. Yoder, William, Edna-Mrs. Jerry J. Bontrager, Fannie-Mrs. Jerry M. Yoder, Nora-Mrs. Harvy Schrock, Ida-Mrs. Alpha Kauffman, and Mary Ann-Mrs. Samuel Miller, all of Reno County, Kans.; Katie-Mrs. Samuel Bontrager, Scott City, Kans.; and Alice-Mrs. Roy Stutzman, and Paul, both of Reno County also), 29 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter, 3 brothers (Enos and Clarence, both of Middlebury, Ind.; and Amos, Thomas, Oklahoma), one sister (Mary Ann, also of Thomas), and many other relatives and friends. One daughter (Dora) preceded him in death in 1937. Funeral services were conducted at the Yoder Church, by Harry A. Diener and S. E. King. Text (selected by the deceased), Rev. 14:13. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Burkhart Elam L., son of the late Samuel and Mary (Landis) Burkhart, was born near Lancaster, Pa., June 14, 1875; passed away Sept. 4, 1946; aged 71 y. 2 m. 20 d. He lived near Lancaster all his life, and at an early age united with the Mellinger Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member. His death resulted from injuries received from a fall. Surviving are his widow (Mattie Keener Burkhart), 2 sons (Raymond K., of Lancaster, and Elvin K., at home), one daughter (Anna E., at home), 2 sisters (Hettie and Lizzie L.-Mrs. Jacob Witmer), and one stepbrother (Samuel). Funeral services were held at the church, Sept. 7, in charge of David Landis and Harry Lefever. Text, Rev. 21:7. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Buschert Chester, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Wendell Buschert, was born at Winterbourne, Ont., Dec. 28, 1889; passed away at his home in Preston, Ont., Sept. 18, 1946; aged 56 y. 8 m. 20 d. On Oct. 20, 1923, he was married to Mary Edna Snyder, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons (Robert, of Goshen College, Goshen, Ind.; and Donald and David, both at home), one sister (Mrs. Alex Sheriff, Carstairs, Alta.). and 3 brothers (Ivan, Cereal, Alta.; Joseph, Kitchener, Ont.; and Ammon, Waterloo, Ont.) In his early youth he united with the Mennonite Church, and for many years served as Sunday-school superintendent. In 1944 he was ordained to the office of deacon, and was actively engaged in charitable and mission organizations of the church. Funeral services were in charge of B. B. Shantz and Oscaar Burkholder, assisted by Levi C. Hartzler, of Goshen, Ind., and Merle Shantz, of Kitchener. Text, Acts 11:24. His body was laid to rest in the adjoining cemetery.
Buschert Evelyn Fern, infant daughter of Gordon and Mildred (Maurer) Buschert, was born at the Holy Cross Hospital, Calgary, Alta., Sept. 29, 1946; passed away Oct. 1, 1946. Surviving are the parents, one twin brother (Edward Gordon), and one sister (Dolores). Brief funeral services were held at the West Zion Cemetery, near Carstairs, Alta., in charge of Alvin Steckley and Abram Reist.
Eash Amanda, daughter of Levi and Mary (Yoder) Eash, was born in Lagrange County, Ind., Dec. 2, 1858; died after an illness of several months, Aug. 20, 1946; aged 87 y. 8 m. 18 d. For nineteen years preceding her death she was blind. She lived in the same community all her life, having spent the last twenty years with her daughter and son-in-law (Anna and Lawrence Breniser). On March 25, 1880, she was married to Christian S. Eash, who predeceased her on Dec. 11, 1924. Early in life she accepted Christ and united with the Forks Mennonite Church, Middlebury, Ind. She remained true to this faith, although later she changed her membership to the Middlebury, Ind., congregation. Surviving are 3 daughters (Mrs. Lawrence Breniser and Mrs. Edward Christner, Goshen, Ind.; and Mrs. Oscar O. Yoder, Huntington Park, Calif.); 4 sons (Mehl, Lagrange, Ind.; William, Elkhart, Ind.; Edwin, Middlebury, Ind.; and Orland, Cleburne, Tex.), 24 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren and one sister (Mrs. Susan Yoder, Salem, Oreg.). Interment was made in the Bontrager Cemetery, southeast of Middlebury.
Herr Mabel R., daughter of Christian S. and Fannie (Diffenbaugh) Rohrer, was born in Upper Leacock Township, Lancaster County, Pa.; passed away at the home of her parents following a short illness; aged 36 y. 10 m. 17 d. In her youth she united with the Mennonite Church. On Nov. 14, 1929, she was united in marriage to John H. Herr, who predeceased her. Surviving are 4 children (David R., Rebecca R., John R., and Clyde R.), 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Elvin M., Lancaster, Pa.; Mrs. Eli Landis, Christiana, Pa.; Mrs. Clair Eby, Gordonville, Pa.; Wilmer D., and Clarence D., both of Lancaster). Funeral services were held at the home of her parents, May 29, 1946, in charge of Elmer Martin, and at the Millersville Mennonite Church, in charge of Landis Shertzer and Christian Lehman. Text, Lam. 5:1-3, 7; II Cor. 5:1. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Oswald Earl, son of Ben and Leah Oswald, was born near Beemer, Nebr., May 20, 1930; died of infantile paralysis, after eight days illness, Aug. 10, 1946; aged 16 y. 2 m. 21 d. In 1942 he was baptized andr eceived into the Plum Creek Mennonite Church, at Beemer. Surviving are his parents, one brother (Erwin), 2 sisters (Esther and Evelyn), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 12, at the home, and at the cemetery, in charge of Dan Birky. Interment was made in the Beemer Cemetery.
Rohrer Christian S., son of the late Wayne B. and Barbara (Stauffer) Rohrer, was born Nov. 15, 1883; passed away at his home, Lancaster, Pa., after a lingering illness, July 11, 1946; aged 62 y. 8 m. 26 d. On Nov. 15, 1906, he was united in marriage to Fannie Diffenbaugh, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and 2 daughters (Elvin M. of Lancaster; Mrs. Eli Landis, Christiana, Pa.; Mrs. Clair Eby, Gordonville, Pa; Wilmer D., and Clarence, both of Lancaster), 12 grandchildren, and one sister (Mrs. Sue Landis, of Lancaster). One daughter predeceased him. In 1907 he, together with his wife, united with the Stumptown Mennonite Church, Bird-in-Hand, Pa. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Elmer Martin, and at the church, in charge of Lloyd Eby and David Landis. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yutzie Mattie, daughter of the late John M. and Fannie Ropp, was born at Poole, Ont., Canada, Nov. 4, 1876; died at her home, Albany, Oreg., after a lingering illness, Sept. 30, 1946; aged 69 y. 11 m. 26 d. As a young girl she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained faithful. At the time of her death she was a member of the Fairview congregation, near Albany. On Nov. 12, 1903, she was united in marriage to Solomon R. Yutzie, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Fannie, of Albany), one foster son (William, of Albany), one foster daughter (Alice Lindburg, also of Albany), 7 grandchildren, 3 brothers (John F., Tucson, Ariz.; Joel and Dan, both of Albany), one sister (Fannie Erb of Albany), one foster sister (Lizzie Stauffer, also of Albany), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Her parents and 2 brothers preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Melvin Schrock, and at the church, by Nick Birky, assisted by Henry Gerig. Scripture reading, John 14:1-6; text, Ps. 116-15. Burial was made in the Riverside Cemetery.
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Bickel.-John Bickel was born at Elkhart, Ind., July 10, 1856; departed this life, Oct. 27, 1946; aged 90 y. 3 m. 17 d. For the past ten years or more he was totally blind, but cheerful. As a young man he moved from Indiana to Hastings, Nebr., and from there to Kansas. On Dec. 24, 1893, he was united in marriage to Alice Jane Bare, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Maggie Bauer, Harper, Kans.; and Mary Ellen Hollcroft, Omaha, Nebr.), 3 sons (Chauncey J., Topeka, Kans.; Fred, Pueblo, Colo.; and Charles, of Harper), 13 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. One son (Rufus) and one daughter (Hattie) predeceased him. In his youth he accepted Christ as his Saviour. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Pleasant Valley Church, Harper, Oct. 29, in charge of W. R. Nafziger, assisted by R. M. Weaver. Text, Zech. 1:5. Interment was made in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery.
Bowman.-Alva Schantz Bowman was born near Mannheim, in Waterloo County, Ont., Feb. 23, 1879; died of a heart attack while working in his farmyard, Oct. 7, 1946; aged 67 y. 7 m. 14 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and was faithful to Him to the end. He was married to Angeline Knechtel. One son (William) preceded him in death in June. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters: Eldon, Waterloo, Ont.; Alfred, Fred, Clayton, Mabel-Mrs. Dave Deckert, Bertha-Mrs. Elmer Snider, Florence-Mrs. Earl Gingerich, all of Guernsey, Sask. In 1905 he moved to Saskatchewan, where he resided until his death. He was prominent in the community and church, having served as vice-chairman of the Canadian Mennonite Board of Colonization since 1929. He was much concerned about the hungry in Europe, and in 1945 and 1946 he and Dan Schlabach canvassed the district to raise funds to feed the starving. Funeral services were held at the Sharon Church, Guernsey, Oct. 11, in charge of Dan Schlabach and Stanley Shantz, assisted by Jacob Dyck (in German), and J. J. Thiessen, chairman of the Colonization Board. Scriptures used: Ps. 90:9, 10; I Thess. 5:1, 2, 4-6; I Pet. 1:3-5; II Cor. 1-3, 4; Ps. 116:15. Interment was made in the Sharon Mennonite Cemetery.
Kauffman.-Daniel L., son of David and Katie (Zook) Kauffman, was born Dec. 24, 1880; died Oct. 21, 1946; aged 65 y. 9 m. 27 d. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the Maple Grove Mennonite Church, New Wilmington, Pa., and was a faithful member. Surviving are his widow, 5 children (Harvey, Mio, Mich.; Mrs. Kenneth Yoder, of New Wilmington; Emmet, at home; Mrs. Clayton Hartzler, Belleville, Pa.; and Mrs. Ralph Miller, Greenwood, Del.), 10 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Harry and Abraham, both of New Wilmington), and 2 sisters (Mrs. Tillie Zook, of Volant, Pa.; and Mrs. Saloma Hartzler, Fairview, Mich.) Funeral services were held Oct. 24 at the home, in charge of Roy Kauffman, and at the church, in charge of David Steiner.
Mack.-Henry S. Mack was born near Bally, Pa., June 20, 1854; died at the home of his son (Philip), Cornwells Heights, Pa., Oct. 23, 1946; aged 92 y. 4 m. 3 d. Over seventy-two years ago he united with the Bally, Pa., Mennonite Church, where he retained membership the rest of his life, serving as chorister for sixty years. As a Sunday-school teacher he was faithful and punctual. In 1906, he moved to Philadelphia, Pa., where he engaged in produce business until 1924, when he retired. Surviving are 4 children: Anna M. Reiff, Media, Pa.; William G., of Philadelphia; Harvey G., and Philip G., both of Cornwells Heights. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 25, at his late residence, in charge of Clarence Y. Fretz. Further services were held, and interment made, Oct. 26, at Bally, Pa., with Stanley Beidler and E. W. Kulp officiating.
Miller.-Ella S., daughter of the late Abram and Susan Herr, was born near Millersville, Pa., Jan. 21, 1883; passed away at the Lancaster General Hospital, after a brief illness Sept. 15, 1946; aged 63 y. 7 m. 24 d. On Nov. 7, 1901, she was united in marriage to Martin R. Miller, who later served as minister in the Landisville, Pa., congregation, and who preceded her in death on Dec. 27, 1934. Surviving are 6 children (Esther-Mrs. Clarence Harnish, David, Anna, Martha-Mrs. Amos Ranck, Arthur, and Frances-Mrs. John Hertzler) and 22 grandchildren. She was a member of the Landisville Mennonite Church. Funeral services were conducted at the home by Hiram Kauffman, and at the church by Christian Frank and Raymond Charles, assisted by Christian Charles. Texts, II Cor. 5:1-10; I Thess. 4:13-18. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Rupp.-Katie B., daughter of the late Peter P. and Barbara Roth, was born near Archbold, Ohio, Aug. 17, 1885; died at her home, near Wauseon, Ohio, after several years of failing health, Oct. 5, 1946; aged 61 y. 1 m. 18 d. On March 25, 1909, she was married to William C. Rupp, who survives. Also surviving are 3 sons and one daughter (Bessie-Mrs. Lester Miller, of Wauseon; Levi W., of Archbold; Glen D., Smithville, Ohio; and Harold, at home), one stepson (Henry G. Rupp of Wauseon), one stepdaughter (Iva-Mrs. Vernon Wyse, of Archbold), 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one brother (Daniel P., Elmira, Ohio) and many other relatives and friends. One infant son (Frederick), one grandson, one sister, and one brother preceded her in death. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonit Church, remaining faithful until death. Funeral services were conducted at the Central Church, Archbold, by E. B. Frey and Jesse J. Short.
Wideman.-William Alpheus, son of the late Daniel and Margaret (Burkholder) Wideman, was born near Markham, Ont., March 8, 1874; died at his home in Almira, Ont., after two weeks illness, Oct. 18, 1946; aged 72 y. 6 m. 10 d. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and remained a faithful member until death, having taken an active part in church activities until recent years. On Dec. 23, 1897, he was united in marriage to Esther Hoover. In 1903 they joined the group of settlers and become some of the first members of the Mount View congregation at High River, Alta. In 1922 they returned to the Markham district. Surviving are one son (Allean, of Almira), 6 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Eli Hoover and Mrs. Leonard Hoover, both of Markham). One daughter (Leona-Mrs. Maurice Eby) preceded him in death on March 8, 1937. Funeral services were held Oct. 20 at his late home and at the Wideman Church, Markham, in charge of A. D. Grove and A. Lewis Fretz. Text, I Cor. 15:20. Interment was made in the Wideman Cemetery.
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Bennett.-Charles Lee, infant son of Arlie and Mable (Cunningham) Bennett, was born Sept. 27, 1946; departed this life, Oct. 9, 1946; aged 13 days. Surviving are the parents, one brother (Robert), and four grandparents. Brief funeral services were held Oct. 11, at the home, near Whitmer, W. Va., in charge of Hiram Weaver. Interment was made in the Bennett Cemetery.
Ebersole.-Catharine M., daughter of Elias and Anna Lapp, was born near Cherry Box, Mo., Dec. 25, 1873; passed away at her late home, near Roseland, Nebr., Oct. 18, 1946; aged 72 y. 9 m. 23 d. For four years preceding her death she was an invalid, being bedfast most of that time, and suffering much. As a child she came with her mother to Nebraska. In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church. On Oct. 18, 1898, she was united in marriage to Simon B. Ebersole, who survives. Also surviving are 6 sons (Albert, Ontario, Calif.; Sam and David, at home; George, Pauline, Nebr.; John, Spencer, Iowa; and LaVern, Marathon, Iowa). 2 daughters (Edith-Mrs. J. Worling Bereman, Pineville, Mo., and Mary, at home), 3 granddaughters, 3 sisters (Maria-Mrs. O. J. Lapp, Glorieta, N. Mex.; Elizabeth-Mrs. I. G. Mohler, Wauneta, Nebr.; and Harriet Blankenbiller, St. Paul, Minn.) and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at the Mennonite Church, in charge of Fred Reeb. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Giggy.-Mabel, daughter of Arthur P. and Etta (Snyder) Freligh, was born in Clay Township, Ind., Aug. 20, 1891; departed this life after a lingering illness of several years, June 4, 1946; aged 54 y. 9 m. 15 d. In November, 1945, she accepted Christ, whom she learned to love dearly. On Dec. 23, 1908, she was married to Florence C. Giggy. Surviving are her widowed husband and a number of relatives. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Lee J. Miller, Percy J. Miller, and Willard Sommers. Burialw as made in the Greenwood Cemetery, Lagrange, Ind.
Hochstetler.-Emanuel J., son of John and Katharine (Weaver) Hochstetler, was born in Indiana, Sept. 2, 1865; died at his home near Holmesville, Ohio, Oct. 22, 1946; aged 81 y. 1 m. 20 d. In 1888 he was married to Mary B. Weaver, who predeceased him on Dec. 4, 1909. To this union were born 10 children (John, deceased; Mrs. Martha Kandel, Berlin, Ohio; Mrs. Ada Chupp, Fredericksburg, Ohio; Mrs. Anna Miller, Sugarcreek, Ohio; Mrs. Maude Smucker, Dalton, Ohio; Mrs. Verna Troyer of Holmesville; Benjamin, Beechvale, Ohio; Asa, Louisville, Ohio; Perry, Millersburg, Ohio; and Oris, at home). In 1911 he was married to Elizabeth Hostetler. To this union was born one son (Homer, Dalton, Ohio). Also surviving are one brother (Eli, Mt. Eaton, Ohio), 6 stepchildren, 46 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren. In his youth he united with the church and was a faithful member of the Martins Creek congregation, Millersburg, until his death. Funeral services were conducted Oct. 25, by D. D. Miller, S. W. Sommer, and Omar Troyer.
Hostetter.-Virginia Etta, daughter of the late Samuel and Amanda (Hooley) Kraus, was born near Denbigh, Va., May 29, 1898; died at her home, near Harpersville, Va., after much suffering, caused by a complication of diseases, Sept. 2, 1946; aged 48 y. 3 m. 5 d. She was the first child born in The Warwick River Mennonite Colony, which had been established the previous year. On Sept. 12, 1918, she was married to Daniel Hostetter, who survives. Also surviving are 4 children (Pearl, in training at the Riverside Hospital, Newport News, Va.; Hazel and Daniel, at home; and Virgil, Berwyn, Md.), 4 grandchildren, and 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Mrs. Nora Brunk, Harrisonburg, Va.; Clyde, and Mrs. Effie Wood, both of Denbigh; and J. D., Riverdale, Md.). From her youth she was a member of the Mennonite Church, and was interested in the work of the church. Her faithful Christian testimony was an inspiration to her friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 4, at the Warwick River Church, Denbigh, in charge of Truman Brunk and George R. Brunk. Text, "They that sow in tears shall reap in joy." Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Kauffman.-Mervin I., son of Ira and Lizzie Kauffman, was born near Middlebury, Ind., March 1, 1946; died March 3, 1946. Surviving are his twin brother (Merle), 3 other brothers and 4 sisters (Abe, Edna Mae, Mark, LeRoy, Leora, Laura and Lucy), 4 grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Abe E. Hershberger and Mr. and Mrs. Servin J. Kauffman) and other relatives. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Lee J. Miller. Burial was made in the nearby cemetery.
Longenecker.-Henry R., son of Levi and Anna (Risser) Longenecker, was born near Elizabethtown, Pa., Dec. 29, 1876; died Oct. 16, 1946; aged 69 y. 9 m. 17 d. He was a faithful member of the Bossler congregation, Rheems, Pa. Surviving are his widow, one son (Ray), one daughter (Ruth), 3 granddaughters and one brother (Elmer). Funeral services were held Oct. 2, at the church, in charge of Martin Kraybill and Noah Risser. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nolt.-Isaac M., son of the late Michael and Magdalena Nolt, was born April 28, 1874; died Oct. 13, 1946; aged 72 y. 5 m. 15 d. He was a member of the Martindale, Pa., Mennonite Church. Surviving are 8 children (Ada M. Ephrata, Pa.; Menno M., Lincoln Heights, Pa.; Samuel M., Narvon, Pa.; Amos M., Reinholds, Pa.; Isaac R., New Holland, Pa.; Lizzie M.-Mrs. Daniel S. Risser, Denver, Pa.; Minnie, Harrisburg, Pa.; and Anna, at home), 30 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, and one brother (Michael M. of New Holland. His companion (Lizzie), 3 children (Ammon M., Vera M., and Willis M.) and 9 grandchildren preceded him in death. Funeral services were held Oct. 16, at the Weaverland Mennonite Church, East Earl, Pa. Burial was made in the Weaverland Cemetery.
Oswald.-William, son of Jacob O. and Margaret Oswald, was born near Hopedale, Ill., June 14, 1888; passed away at the home of his daughter (Margaret) after a lingering illness; aged 58 y. 4 m. 7 d. At the age of seven, he moved with his parents to Nebraska. In his youth he was baptized and became a member of the Mennonite Church, in which faith he died. In February, 1909, he was united in marriage to Mattie Erb, who preceded him in death on May 6, 1942. One infant son also predeceasedhim. Surving are 8 children (Harold, Hesston, Kans.; Dan, Kouts, Ind.; Edna-Mrs. Willard Schweitzer, Albany, Oreg.; Margareg-Mrs. Reuben Schantz, Beemer, Nebr.; Bertha-Mrs. Delmar Nitzsche, Bancroft, Nebr.; Robert, West Point, Nebr.; Arthur, Pomeroy, Iowa; and Doris, at home), 12 grandchildren, 8 brothers and 3 sisters (Jacob W., Vconneautville, Pa.; Peter and Reuben, Wisner, Nebr.; Barbara-Mrs. C. K. Erb, Dan, and Sam, all of West Point; Ben and Joe, both of Beemer; Lena-Mrs. John Erb, and Amos, both of Frazee, Min.; Lizzie-Mrs. Christ Schantz, Bancroft, Nebr.), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted by William R. Eicher. Text, Prov. 14:32. Interment was made in the Beemer Cemetery.
Smucker.-Elmer B., son of the late Gideon and Magdalene Smucker, was born in Green Township, Wayne County, Ohio, April 29, 1870; died at the hospital in Wooster, Ohio, as the result of an accident, Oct. 3, 1946; aged 76 y. 5 m. 4 d. On June 11, 1903, he was united in marriage to Dora Fett, of West Liberty, Ohio, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sisters (Mrs. J. S. Gerig and Mrs. A. S. Lantz, both of Smithville, Ohio), 2 brothers (J. M. Smucker of Orrville, Ohio, and A. L. Smucker of Smithville) and many other relatives and friends. Two brothers and two sisters predeceased him. In his youth he accepted Christ and united with the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Orrville, and remained faithful and loyal throughout his life, showing a positive interest in the work of the church, and especially in the progress of the young people. Funeral services were conducted by I. W. Royer, assisted by Virgil Gerig. Interment was made in the Oak Grove Cemetery.
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Anderson.-Keith Duane, only son of Tobe and Edyth (Yoder) Anderson, was born June 18, 1946; passed away at the home of his parents, Nov. 7, 1946; age 4 m. 20 d. His death resulted from a heart ailment, which he suffered from the time of his birth. Surviving are his parents, his paternal grandparents (Mr. and Mrs. Albert Anderson, Fair Oaks, Ind.), and the maternal grandfather (Nate Yoder, Middlebury, Ind.). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Forks Mennonite Church, Middlebury, in charge of Early Bontrager and Homer North. Interment was made in the Forest Grove Cemetery.
Hershey.-John H. son of John and Anna (Mellinger) Hershey, was born near Paradise, Pa., Oct. 19, 1870; passed away at St. Joseph's Hospital, Lancaster, Pa., after less than two days illness, Oct. 2, 1946; aged 75 y. 11 m. 22 d. His death was caused by tetanus. On Nov. 9, 1893, he was united in marriage to Mary Buckwalter, who predeceased him in 1932. Early in the spring of 1899 they moved to Palmyra, Mo., where they lived for thirty years. In 1938 they returned to Pennsylvania, locating near Kinzers. Surviving are 7 children (Paul, Gulfport, Miss.; J. Mark, of Palmyra; Jacob, Quarryville, Pa.; Naomi and Phoebe, at home; Martha-Mrs. Floyd E. Helmuth, Mission, Kans; and Esther-Mrs. Jack B. Reagor, Missoula, Mont.), 9 grandchildren, 2 brothers (Isaac E. and Benjamin, both of Paradise), and one sister (Anna, also of Paradise). He served as deacon in the Palmyra Church for about twenty years. Funeral services were held at the Kinzers Mennonite Church, Oct. 6, in charge of J. W. Hess, Parke Book, and George Graham. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Nofziger.-Carol Lou, daughter of Otto and Alta (Stuckey) Nofziger, was born at the Detwiler Memorial Hospital, Wauseon, Ohio, Oct. 2, 1946. Her stay on earth was very brief. Surviving are her parents, one brother (Eugene Allen), 2 sisters (Ilva Ann and Donna Marie); 4 grandparents, andmany other relatives and friends. "The Lord gave, and the Lord hat taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord" (Job 1:21). Funeral services were held Oct. 4, at the home and at the Lockport Cemetery in charge of Simon Stuckey and Walter Stuckey. Texts, Ps. 23; Matt. 18:3-5.
Schrock.-Firman, son of Nathan and Macy Schrock, was born near Walnut Creek, Ohio, Aug. 10, 1908; died very suddenly, of a heart ailment, at his home in Shanesville, Ohio, Aug. 22, 1946; aged 38 y. 12 d. On July 3, 1935, he was united in marriage to Mary Allshouse, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, 2 children (Firman, Jr., and Ruth Anne), 5 brothers, and 6 sisters. In his youth he united with the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. Funeral services were held at the funeral home and at the church, Aug. 25, in charge of Alvin Miller and Milton Hostetler. Interment was made in the church cemetery.
Seiver.-Alice, daughter of Daniel and Barbara Halderman, was born in Hardy County, W. Va., Sept. 3, 1880; departed this life after several years of failing health, Sept. 11, 1946; aged 66 y. 8 d. On Jan. 21, 1917, she was united in marriage to George H. Seiver, who survives. Also surviving are one daughter (Nell-Mrs. Waldo Ritchie), one granddaughter, 2 brothers and 2 sisters (Sara Mae-Mrs. Daniel L. May, Fredericksburg, Pa.; David, Bergton, Va.; Victoria-Mrs. W. H. Yankey, and Addison, both of Criders, Va..). In her youth she accepted Christ as her Saviour and was baptized with a class of nineteen at the Lindale, Va., Mennonite Church. She was faithful in attendance at the house of God until the past Easter; since then she was unable to go. Funeral services were held Sept. 13, at the Valley View Mennonite Church, Criders, in charge of J. L. Stauffer and Timothy Showalter. Interment was made in the Criders Cemetery.
Wagner.-Lena, daughter of Peter and Katherine Steider, was born near Metamora, Ill, Dec. 24, 1869; passed away at her late home, Morton, Ill., Oct. 23, 1946; aged 76 y. 9 m. 29 d. On Feb. 5, 1889, she was united in marriage to Joseph Wagner, who survives. For one month before her death they made their home with Mr. and Mrs. Alvin Roth, Morton, Ill. In her youth she accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining faithful to her baptismal vow until death. Surviving, besides her widowed husband, are 4 children (Nora Ulrich, Eureka, Ill.; Sadie Roth, of Morton; Walter, Peoria, Ill; and Lucile Dixon, Chicago, Ill.), 7 grand children, 2 great-grandchildren, 7 brothers and sisters (Joseph, Samuel, Sara, Chris, Barbara, Henry and Peter). One infant son, 2 daughters, one sister (Martha) and one brother (Andrew) predeceased her. Funeral services were held Oct. 26 at her late home, in charge of Roy Roth, and at the Roanoke Church, Eureka, in charge of Ezra Yordy and John Harnish.
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