Herr.--Elizabeth H., daughter of the late Christian and Anna (Heistand) Long, died Aug. 4, 1945, in her ninetieth year. She was married to Elias N. Herr, who predeceased her. For twenty-five years she lived with her daughter (Minerva), after whose death she resided with her niece (Mrs. J. C. Habecker). For many years she was a member of the Mountville Mennonite Church. She was bedfast for several weeks and died as the result of a stroke. Funeral services were held Aug. 8 at her late home and at the Habecker Mennonite Church, in charge of Christian K. Lehman, John K. Charles, Elmer Kennel, and Christian B. Charles, Jr. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Shantz.--Walter, son of David and Saloma Schantz, was born in Wilmot Township, Ontario, May 20, 1909; passed away Sept. 14, 1946; aged 37 y. 3 m. 25 d. On Nov. 7, 1942, he was united in marriage to Lydia Zehr, who survives. Also surviving are his parents, one daughter (Patricia), one son (David), 2 brothers (Lorne and Stanley, both of Baden, Ont.), and one sister (Ilene--Mrs. Gordon Burkhardt, Kitchener, Ont.). In his youth he united with the Shantz Mennonite Church, Baden, of which he remained a member until death. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church, in charge of L. H. Witmer and M. H. Roth. Interment as made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.--Carrie, daughter of John M. and Susan Hostetler, was born near Topeka, Ind., Aug. 16, 1867; passed away at her home in Shipshewana, Ind., July 7, 1946; aged 78 y. 11 m. 21 d. For about five years she had been paralyzed and on July 5 suffered another stroke, from which she never regained consciousness. On Feb. 3, 1888, she was married to Menno S. Yoder, who survives. For many years she was a member of the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana. Also surviving are 10 children (Olen, Goshen Ind.; Lester, Ames, Iowa; Floyd, Carnegie, Pa.; Iva--Mrs. Noah Burkhart, Benedict, Nebr.; Dorsa and Leo, both of Ft. Wayne, Ind.; Elva--Mrs. Raymond Prough, of Shipshewana; Reuben, Springfield, Ill; and Glen, Kalamazoo, Mich.), 20 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, 2 brothers, 2 half brothers, 2 half sisters, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were in charge of J. J. and Percy J. Miller.
Weaver.--Tracy, daughter of the late Daniel A. and Susan
(Long) Simmons, was born at Spring Creek, Va., Dec. 26,
1907; died at the King's Daughters' Hospital, Staunton, Va., following
the birth of a child, Aug. 29, 1946; aged 38 y. 8 m. 3 d. In early
life she united with the Brethren Church and in her early teens
transferred her membership to the Mennonite Church, which faith
she held till death. On April 21, 1926, she was united in marriage
to Walter K. Weaver, who survives. also surviving are 5 sons,
2 daughters, 2 brothers, and 2 sisters. Three sons and one daughter
preceded her in death. Funeral services were conducted at the
home, near Waynesboro, Va., by Perry Burkholder, and at the Springdale
Church, by J. R. Driver, assisted by Joseph Weaver. Interment
was made in the adjoining cemetery.
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Brownsberger.--Marion Ruth, daughter of Albert R. and the late Magdalena Wideman, was born in Markham Township, Ont., Aug. 3, 1911; died Sept. 8, 1946; aged 35 y. 1 m. 5 d. She was united in marriage to Joseph Brownsberger. To this union were born 3 sons (John Albert, George Colin, and an infant son). Early in life she accepted Christ and on March 4, 1925, united with the Wideman Mennonite Church, Markham, Ont. She was active in Sunday-school and church work. Funeral services were held Sept. 11 at the Wideman Church, in charge of Floyd Schmucker, assisted by Aaron Grove and A. Lewis Fretz. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Gingerich.--Larry Truman, son of Truman W. and Velma (Eash) Gingerich, was born Oct. 8, 1938; died Sept. 18, 1946; aged 7 y. 11 m. 10 d. His death occurred almost instantly when he entered, during his play, a silo partially filled with freshly cut corn. A deadly gas had formed during the night and the lowest open door was above the boy's head. A playmate, the only eyewitness to the tragedy, called for help, but before the body could be removed, life was gone. Surviving are his parents, 2 brothers (Gilbert Leon and Wallace James), his paternal grandparents (Amos and Nannie Yoder Gingerich), a foster grandmother (Mrs. Katie Stutzman), one great-grandmother (Mrs. Malinda Yoder), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 20, at the West Union Church, Wellman, Iowa, in charge of John Y. Swartzendruber, D. J. Fisher, and Harvey M. Yoder. Text, Mark 10:14. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery.
Hilty.--Catherine, daughter of the late John and Magdalena (Brenneman) Blosser, was born Nov. 9, 1877, near New Stark, Ohio; entered into rest Sept. 12, 1946, at Bluffton, Ohio; aged 68 y. 10 m. 3 d. Following a year's stay at Coleville, Calif., she had arrived in Bluffton only a few hours before her death. As a young girl she was baptized upon confession of faith and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained true throughout her life. On May 30, 1912, she was united in marriage to John A. Hilty, who survives. Also surviving are 2 sons (John Maurice, Coleville, Calif.; and James David, a student at Bluffton College, Bluffton, Ohio) and an adopted daughter (Mrs. Ruth Braden, Los Angeles, Calif.). Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Bluffton, Sept. 14. Burial was made the following day in the Hasson Cemetery, near New Stark, Ohio.
Hooley.--Ora, son of Leo U. and Emily (Miller) Hooley, was born in Iowa County, Iowa, Oct. 2, 1900; died at the Mahaska Hospital, Oskaloosa, Iowa, Sept. 19, 1946; aged 45 y. 11 m. 17 d. On Nov. 20, 1921, he was married to Geneva Swartzendruber, who survives. Also surviving are one son (James), one daughter (Jane), 2 sisters (Naomi--Mrs. W. H. Slaubaugh, Wellman, Iowa; and Nettie--Mrs. Omer J. Yoder, Parnell, Iowa), and many other relatives and friends. His parents and one young daughter (Phyllis Joann) predeceased him. He spent his entire life in Iowa County and was a member of the Franklin Methodist Church where he served in various capacities. Since March he had been in failing health, suffering from malignant hypertension, and on Sept. 9 he was confined to the Mahaska Hospital. He was resigned to the will of God, and expressed his readiness to go be with the Lord. After having made his funeral arrangements he had a vision of a beautiful light and heard the voice of his deceased daughter calling to him. His last words to his children and loved ones were an admonition to trust in God and to prepare to meet him in heaven. Funeral services were held at the Wellman Methodist Church, in charge of Sidney Sterrett and Paul Arms. Burial was made in the West Union Cemetery.
Kaiser.--Rhoda, daughter of Chester and Sarah Grooms, was born at Pond Bank, Pa., Oct. 22, 1925; died of tuberculosis, at her home after a year's illness, Aug. 14, 1946; aged 20 y. 9 m. 22 d. In 1943 she was married to Clifford Kaiser, who survives. Also surviving are her parents, one son, 3 sisters (Anna Shaffer, Mrs. Margaret Bumbaugh, and Mrs. Fred Rock), and one brother (Chester, Jr.). Funeral services were held at the home and at the Pond Bank Church, in charge of James Shank and Harvey E. Shank. Text, II Tim. 1:10. Interment was made in the cemetery near the church.
King.--James Dewey, son of Floyd Y. and Cleta (Kurtz) King, was born near West Libery, Ohio, Nov. 6, 1944; died Aug. 11, 1946; aged 1 y. 9 m. 5 d. His death was caused by drowning in a water tank. Surviving are his parents, 4 brothers (Calvin, Walter, Wesley, and Melvin), his paternal grandparents, and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Aug. 14 at the South Union Church, West Liberty, in charge of Marion King and Wallace Kauffman. Interment was made in the cemetery near by.
Kratzer.--Janice Elaine, infant daughter of Loyal and Rosa Kratzer, was born in the Beeson Hospital, Wooster, Ohio, Sept. 17, 1946; died at birth. Surviving are the parents, 4 grandparents, and one great-grandfather (Jacob J. Moser). Funeral services were held at the home of the maternal grandparents (Amos and Lydia Nussbaum), in charge of Reuben Hefstetter. Burial was made in the Kidron Mennonite Cemetery.
Loucks.--Jonas Ervin, son of Jacob and Catherine (Freed) Loucks, was born Oct. 12, 1875; was killed by a train, Sept. 7, 1946; aged 70 y. 10 m. 25 d. On July 6, 1895; he was united in marriage to Susannah Herrington, who predeceased him on Aug. 12, 1944. One infant son also preceded him in death. Surviving are 4 sons and 3 daughters (Amos and Samantha--Mrs. Ivo Lienhart, both of Elkhart, Ind.; Eldon, Wakarusa, Ind.; Chester, Hagerman, Idaho; Wilbur, Kimberly, Idaho; Catharine--Mrs. Lawrence Rouch, Lakeville, Ind.; and Mabel, at home), one foster daughter (Majorie Kline--Mrs. Madleman, South Bend, Ind.), 17 grandchildren, one great-grandchild, 4 stepgrandchildren, one great-stepgrandchild, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Anna Shantz, of Canada; and Mrs. Mary Dils, Goshen, Ind.). His entire life was spent near Wakarusa, Ind. He was a kind and devoted father whose interest was in his home and children. Funeral services were held at the Olive Church, Elkhart, Ind., in charge of Silas Weldy and Charles Wright.
Schlabach.--James Edward, son of Elias and Beulah Schlabach, was born May 15, 1946; departed this life as the result of an automobile accident near Scottdale, Pa., Sept. 20, 1946; aged 4 m. 5 d. Surviving are his parents, 2 grandparents, 3 brothers and 2 sisters (Clara--Mrs. David Yoder, Linville, Va.; Alva and David, both of Linesville, Pa.; Clayton, at home; and Mildred, Eastern Mennonite School, Harrisonburg, Va.), and other relatives. He will be greatly missed, but we humbly submit to our heavenly Father who in His all-wise providence has taken him to a better home. Funeral services were held Sept. 23 at Scottdale, in charge of J. L. Horst, and at the Sunnyside Church, Meadville, Pa., in charge of J. W. Oswald and Harold Brenneman. Burial was made at Meadville.
Shantz.--Mildred Elizabeth, daughter of Merle and Mildred L. (George) Shantz, was born at Kitchener Ont., Aug. 16, 1946; died at birth. Surviving are the parents, one sister, and one brother. One infant brother predeceased her in 1939. Brief funeral services were conducted by the father at the home and at the cemetery. He read portions of Ps. 90 and Rom. 8.
Werich.--Andrew J. Werich, son of the late John S. and
Christina (Hooley) Werich, was born Oct. 13, 1876; was accidentally
drowned Aug. 16, 1946; aged 69 y. 10 m. 3 d. On Feb. 22, 1902,
he was married to Ella Yoder, who survives. Also surviving are
11 children (Minnie--Mrs. Carl Froth, Sturgis, Mich.; Delia--Mrs.
Nort Campbell, Goshen Ind.; Rose--Mrs. John Albeck, White Pigeon,
Mich.; Bessie--Mrs. Rollin Hildebrand, Vicksburg, Mich.; Ansil,
of Goshen; Ira and Effie--Mrs. Donald Deter, both of Lagrange,
Ind.; Clyde and Andrew, both of Goshen; John and Elva J., of Lagrange),
35 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren, one brother, 2 sisters,
and other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held at
the home and at the Shore Mennonite Church, Shipshewana, Ind.,
Josiah J. Miller participating. Text, Prov. 14:12.
Boyer.--John D., son of David and Susanna Boyer, was born in Wood County, Ohio, Sept. 8, 1879; passed away at the home of his sister (Mrs. Henry Honderich), Sept. 27, 1946; aged 67 y. 19 d. For the past twenty-five years he was a diabetic patient, and had been bedfast for the past nine months. His death was caused by pneumonia which he contracted ten days before he died. As a young man he united with the Clinton Brick Mennonite Church, Goshen, Ind., and was a faithful member until death. On Dec. 25, 1902, he was united in marriage to Mary Garber, who preceded him in death on March 24, 1935. His father and one brother also predeceased him. Surviving are his ninety-year-old mother, 2 sisters (Mrs. Henry Honderich and Mrs. Albert Cripe, both of Middlebury, Ind.), one brother (William, also of Middlebury), and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were conducted at the home by William Ramer, and at the Middlebury Church by Amos Nussbaum and A. H. Kauffman.
Good.--Peter, son of the late Chris and Pheobe Good, was born at Hopedale, Ill., Oct. 22, 1863; died very suddenly at his home in Fisher, Ill., Sept. 19, 1946; aged 82 y. 10 m. 27 d. As a young man he gave his life to Christ and united with the Hopedale Mennonite Church. On Feb. 4, 1892, he was united in marriage to Mary Naffziger. They first lived at Flanagan, and then moved to a farm near Rantoul. There they lived until five years ago, when they retired and moved to Fisher. Surviving are his widow, 4 sons (LeRoy, Ivan, and Joseph, all of Rantoul; and Arthur, Paxton, Ill., 5 daughters (Carrie--Mrs. Ezra Yordy, Eureka, Ill.; ElsieMrs. Emanuel Birkey, Kouts, Ind.; Laura--Mrs. Jesse Heiser, of Fisher; Alta--Mrs. Lester Hershey, Chicago, Ill.; and Bessie--Mrs. Melvin Greiser, Dewey, Ill.), 32 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. John Reeser, Metamora, Ill.), and a large number of other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held Sept. 22 at the home, in charge of Harold Zehr, and at the East Bend Church, Fisher, in charge of J. A. Heiser, C. L. Graber, and C. F. Derstine. Burial was made in the East Bend Mennonite Cemetery.
Transcriber's note: "Pheobe" is as spelled in the original
Hartzler.--Sadie, daughter of the late David and Susanna (Sauders) Kurtz, was born near Smithville, Ohio, Feb. 2, 1879; died at her home, Sept. 20, 1946; aged 67 y. 7 m. 18 d. Her entire life was spent in the Smithville community. At an early age she confessed Jesus Christ as her personal Saviour and was received into the fellowship of the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, where she remained a faithful member to the end. On Jan. 29, 1913, she was united in marriage to Albert Hartzler, a deacon in the Oak Grove congregation. He preceded her in death on May 13, 1922. surviving are 2 children (Harvey David, Rittman, Ohio and Della Amelia--Mrs. Kenneth Burkholder, of Smithville), 4 stepchildren (Elma Hartzler, Wooster, Ohio; Nora--Mrs. Wm. Kohler, of Rittman; Ellis, Toledo, Ohio; and Elida--Mrs. Andrew Beer, Cleveland, Ohio), 4 brothers (John, Jacob, David, and Simon, all of Smithville), and 3 sisters (Lydia--Mrs. John Heiks, and Amelia, both of Smithville; and Della--Mrs. C. Z. Mast, Elverson, Pa.). Funeral services were held at the home and at the church, Sept. 22, in charge of J. S. Gerig and Wm. G. Detweiler. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Kurtz.--Muriel, daughter of the late Frank and Idella (Hoyles) Ferer, was born at Alliance, Ohio, May 19, 1883; died at her home, near Smithville, Ohio, after a long illness, Sept. 22, 1946; aged 63 y. 4 m. 3 d. In her youth she united with the Lutheran Church and later transferred her membership to the Oak Grove Mennonite Church, Smithville, where she took and active interest in the work of the Lord. On Dec. 24, 1901, she was united in marriage to Jacob Kurtz, who survives. Also surviving are 5 children (Orien, Akron, Ohio; Dorothy--Mrs. Clarence Schrock, Orrville, Ohio; Martha--Mrs. Clayton Gott, Rittman, Ohio; Kathryn--Mrs. Lamont Shultzman, at home; and Hazel--Mrs. Charles Grise, Dayton, Ohio), 10 grandchildren, 3 sisters (Mrs. Carl Mertz, of Smithville; Mrs. Charles Hartzler, Wellersville, Ohio; and Lilly Ferer, Wooster, Ohio), and Vernon Matthews, who has lived in the Kurtz home since 1935. Funeral services were held at the home and at the Oak Grove Church Sept. 25, in charge of J. s. Gerig and Wm. G. Detweiler. Burial was made in the church cemetery.
Nafziger.--Marion Elizabeth, daughter of Enos and Elizabeth Nafziger, was born at Milverton, Ont., Aug. 10, 1921; died at Singapore, China, on her way to India as a relief worker, July 8, 1946; aged 24 y. 10 m. 28 d. Her death was caused by pneumonia, which set in following an emergency appendectomy. She was a member of the Erb Street Mennonite Church, Waterloo, Ont., and was a devoted Christian who served her Lord faithfully. Memorial services were held at Waterloo, in charge of the pastor, J. B. Martin, assisted by Nelson Litwiller, Argentina, S. A.; Cornelius Rempel, Kitchener, Ont.; and H. S. Bender, Goshen, Ind.
Nice.--Jane F., daughter of the late Henry C. and Kate (Frick) Delp, died at her home in Harleysville, Pa., after an illness of eight weeks, May 16, 1946; aged 76 y. 10 m. 13 d. In November 1888, she was married to Garret S. Nice, who preceded her in death. One infant daughter also predeceased her. Surviving are an adopted daughter (Edna--Mrs. Jacob L. Clemmer), 3 grandchildren, and 2 sisters (Mrs. Menno S. Clemens and Mrs. Isaiah A. Cassel), all of Harleysville. Funeral services were held May 20, at the home, in charge of Elmer Moyer, and at the Salford Church, in charge of Rein Alderfer and Oscar Burkholder. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Reber.--John J., son of John and Susannah (Stuckey) Reber, was born near Wellman, Iowa, Feb. 18, 1863; peacefully fell asleep at the home of his daughter, near Comins, Mich. Sept. 26, 1946; aged 83 y. 7 m. 8 d. In 1888 he was married to Mary Ann Burkholder, who preceded him in death ten years ago. One daughter and 3 sons also predeceased him. Surviving are 2 sons (Elmer, Fairview, Mich.; and John H., What Cheer, Iowa), 7 daughters (Lizzie Ann Kauffman and Esther Stahl, both of Fairview, Mich.; Ida Clark, Wellson, Ohio; Laura Mabel Rouner, Hutchinson, Kans.; Eva Lena Douglas, Des Moines, Iowa; Katie Chesler and Matilda Young, both of Flint, Mich.), 48 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church in which faith he died. For several years his health had been failing and for about one year previous to his death he was confined to his bed. Funeral services were held Sept. 29 at the Fairview Church, in charge of the home ministers. Text, I Pet. 1:3, 4.
Weideman.--Charles Weideman was born in Germany, Aug. 9, 1854; passed away Aug. 27, 1946; aged 92 y. 18 d. On June 22, 1875, he came to the United States and located at St. Charles, Minn. Several years later he moved to Pocahontas County, Iowa, and on March 20, 1880, was united in marriage to Mary Moench, who preceded him in death in 1938. Fourteen years of their married life was spent in North Dakota and the remainder in Iowa. Surviving are 7 children (Mrs. Etta Anderson, Mrs. Ella Rasmusson, Mrs. Elmer Rasmusson, John, and Bert, all of Manson, Iowa; Otto, Ft. Dodge, Iowa; and Mrs. Ira Miller, Conneautville, Pa.), one brother (Julius, also of Manson), 2 sisters (Mrs. Amelia Bohn, St. Charles, Minn., and Hattie, Sioux Falls, S. Dak.), 22 grandchildren, and 20 great-grandchildren. Five children predeceased him. Funeral services were held Aug. 31 at the Williams Funeral Home in Manson, and at the Mennonite Church, in charge of Nicholas Stoltzfus. Interment was made in Rose Hill Cemetery.
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Cressman.--Elizabeth, daughter of the late Jos. Y. Schantz, died July 11, 1946, in her eighty-fifth year. In her youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, to which she remained true to the end. In 1881 she was married to Moses M. Cressman, a deacon, who predeceased her eight years ago. Surviving are 2 sons (Ivan and Addis), one daughter (Mrs. Zenas Snyder), and one sister (Mrs. Louisa Cressman). she was an invalid for the last several years of her life. Funeral services were held at her late home and at the Biehn Mennonite Church, New Hamburg, Ont., in charge of M. H. Hallman and C. C. Cressman.
Cressman.--Mabel, daughter of the late Enoch and Hannah (Eby) Burkhart, was born near Floradale, Ont., died suddenly from a heart attack, July 26, 1946, in her forty-first year. Her passing came as a shock, for she was seemingly enjoying normal health. In her youth she became a Christian and united with the Mennonite Church. In September, 1928, she was married to Zenas Cressman, and since that time lived near New Hamburg, Ont. One infant son (James), one brother (Herbert), and one sister (Ellen--Mrs. Irvin Martin) predeceased her. Surviving are her widowed husband, 3 children (Jean, Kenneth and baby Joyce), 2 sisters (Gladys--Mrs. Abner Musselman and Florence--Mrs. Mervin Schantz, of Alma, Ont.), 5 brothers (Clarence, Guernsey, Sask.; Irvin, Goshen, Ind.; Emerson, Lloyd, and Gordon of Kitchener). As a member of the Biehn church, New Hamburg, she served faithfully as a Sunday-school teacher, and had charge of the women's sewing circle. We cannot understand why she was called away when she seemed to be so much needed , but we submit to the higher will of God and await the resurrection day. Funeral services were held July 29 at her late home and at the church. O. D. Snider and C. C. Cressman assisted in the services.
Martin.--Maggie, daughter of Frank and Lena (Roth) Smetter, was born near Goehner, Nebr., Nov. 15, 1891; passed away at the Mennonite Hospital, Bloomington, Ill., where she had been a patient for five days, Sept. 22, 1946; aged 54 y 10 m. 5 d. On Aug. 8, 1900, she was united in marriage to Peter H. Martin, who survives. Also surviving are 3 daughters (Esther Roth, Tremont, Ill; Velma Stutzman, Beaver Crossing, Nebr.; and Edna Good, Kouts, Ind.), 8 grandchildren, 5 brothers and 4 sisters (Ed, Ervin, Alvin, Elsie, Mary, and Mrs. Katie Hauder, all of Goehner; Joe and Will, of Beaver Crossing; and Mrs. Ella Harvey, Utica, Nebr.). One brother, one sister, and 3 daughters predeceased her. In her early youth she accepted Christ and united with the Mennonite Church, remaining a faithful member until death. she lived all her life in Nebraska, except for the past few years which she spent in Indiana and Illinois. Funeral services were held at the home, in charge of Ezra Yordy, and at the Hopedale Mennonite Church, in charge of Ben Springer and Simon Litwiller. Text, I Cor. 15:55-57. Interment was made in the Hopedale Mennonite Cemetery.
Shupp.--Susan, daughter of the late Samuel and Lydia Parmer, was born in Franklin Co., Pa., Jan. 28, 1882; passed away at the Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown, Md., after an illness of two weeks, Sept. 19, 1946; aged 64 y. 7 m. 22 d. She was a member of the Pleasant View Mennonite Church. On Nov. 7, 1901, she was united in marriage to Hiram Shupp, who survives. Also surviving are 2 daughters (Mrs. Giltz White and Mrs. Milton Yeager), 5 grandchildren, and one brother (Henry, Maugansville, Md.). Funeral services were conducted at the Reiff Mennonite Church, near Hagerstown, Md., by C. V. Martin and Walter Lehman. Interment was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Weldy.--Martin D., son of John and Susan (Mumaw) Weldy, was born southwest of Wakarusa, Ind., March 2, 1879; passed away at the Goshen, Ind., Hospital, Sept. 27, 1946; aged 67 y. 6 m. 27 d. His death was caused by a gastric hemorrhage, which he suffered the preceding day. He resigned his post as mail carrier last December, because of ill health. He suffered much during the intervening months, but bore it all as a Christian. In his youth he accepted Christ as his personal Saviour and was baptized at the Holdeman Mennonite Church, Wakarusa. He remained faithful throughout life, and was a member of the North Goshen congregation at the time of his death. in 1904 he was united in marriage to Mary E. Welty, who survives. To this union were born 2 sons (Forest M., who preceded his father in death in 1914; and Donald L., at home). For many years he and his family resided in Elkhart, Ind., until seven years ago they moved to Goshen. Funeral services were held Sept. 30 at the Prairie Street Mennonite Church, Elkhart, in charge of J. E. Gingrich and Paul Mininger. Text, Rev. 14:13. His body was laid to rest in the Prairie Street Church Cemetery. Services at the grave were in charge of J. C. Wenger.
Wicker.--George A., son of Henry and Phoebe (McGarvey)
Wicker, was born at Mill Run, near Altoona, Pa., Jan. 15, 1878;
died of a heart attack while cutting corn, Sept. 25, 1946; aged
68 y. 8 m. 10 d. He accepted Christ and was received into the
First Mennonite Church, Altoona, at the Mill Run Chapel, where
he faithfully attended services, Feb. 2, 1941. Surviving are his
widow, 6 children, 3 step children, 29 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the First Mennonite Church, Sept.
29, in charge of Joseph M. Nissley. Text, Ps. 91:5,6.
Blank.--Mary, daughter of the late David and Sarah (Wikerd) Renno, was born Jan. 16, 1874; passed away at her home, near Gap, Pa., after a short illness, caused by heart trouble, Aug. 8, 1946; aged 72 y. 6 m. 23 d. On Feb. 3, 1895, she was united in marriage to Joseph H. Blank, who predeceased her seven years ago. In her youth she united with the Millwood Church, Gap, and remained a faithful member until death. She was deeply concerned, both for the church and for her children. Surviving are 6 children (Sadie--widow of Levi H. Mast; Carrie--Mrs. Nicholas Engel; Viola--Mrs. Elam B. Kauffman; Anna--Mrs. Otto J. MIller; S. Earl; and Florence--Mrs. Benjamin M. Lapp) and 21 grandchildren. One son also predeceased her. Funeral services were held at the Millwood church, in charge of I. S. King and M. S. Stoltzfus.
Bender.--Alice E., daughter of the late Henry and Susanna (Kelso) Koehler, died at her home, in Lititz, Pa., after a lingering illness, Sept. 26, 1946; aged 87 y. 10 m. 1 d. She was the widow of John Bender. Surviving are one daughter (Lizzie, at home) and one brother (Lemon, Millway, Pa.). she was a member of the Hess Mennonite Church, near Lititz. Funeral services were held at the home and at the church, in charge of John S. Hess and Amos Horst. Texts, Eccles. 5:12; Heb. 4:8; Rev. 7:17. Interment was made in the Rothsville Lutheran Cemetery.
Selzer.--Harry Edward, son of the late Benjamin and Caroline Selzer, was born near Dundee, Ohio, April 19, 1889; suffered a cerebral hemorrhage and passed away one week later, Oct. 1, 1946; aged 57 y. 5 m. 12 d. At the age of four he moved with his parents from Ohio to McPherson County, Kans. On Nov. 27, 1913, he was united in marriage to Edna Beck, of Peabody, Kans. For the first few years they lived near Peabody, and from there they moved to Canton, Kans. Because of poor health they went to Colorado, where they spent five years, after which they returned to Canton. Surviving are his widow, 7 daughters (Kathryn--Mrs. Ralph Shank, Hubbard, Oreg.; Violet, Wichita, Kans.; Roberta--Mrs. Allen Bitikofer, Canton, Kans.; Ruby--Mrs. Earl Ressler, Embarrass, Minn.; and Arletta, Doris, and Gladys, all at home), 4 grandchildren, one sister (Mrs. Otto Holgerson, of Canton), 2 brothers (Melvin, of Talmage, Kans., and Will, of Canton), and other relatives and friends. His parents, 2 brothers, and one sister preceded him in death. In his youth he united with the Mennonite Church and was a faithful member and worker. Funeral services were held Oct. 4, at the Spring Valley Mennonite Church, near Canton, in charge of Jess Kauffman and Charles Diener. Burial was made in the adjoining cemetery.
Yoder.--Sadie R., daughter of John and Sarah Plank,
was born near Lancaster, Fairfield Co., Ohio, Nov. 11, 1881; departed
this life at the Galloway Hospital, Anthony, Kans., Oct. 2, 1946;
aged 64 y. 10 m. 21 d. As a small child she moved with her parents
to Milford, Nebr., and in 1895 they moved to Garden City, Mo.
On Oct. 30, 1902, she was married to Delos F. Yoder. In the fall
of 1905 they moved to Harper, Kans. Surviving are her widowed
husband, 10 children (Ethel, at home; Ivan, Avard, Okla.; Floyd,
Meade, Kans.; Wilbur and Ora J., both of Harper; Dorothy, at home;
Mrs. Wilma Eck, of Harper; Carl, Sheridan, Oreg.; Chester, Valley
Center, Kans.; and Flossie, Wichita, Kans.), 7 grandchildren,
4 brothers (Henry, Alhambra, Calif.; Sam, West Liberty, Ohio;
S. B. and Perry, both of Harper) and 3 sisters (Mrs. Maude Stutzman,
of Wichita; Mrs. Bertha Gerber and Mrs. Mamie Garber, both of
Harper). One granddaughter (Venus Faye Yoder) has made her home
with her grandparents since birth. Two children (Albert and Harold)
and 3 grandchildren preceded her in death. In early life she was
converted and became a member of the Mennonite Church, belonging
most recently to the Pleasant Valley congregation, Harper, where
she was a faithful member. For the last seven years she had been
in poor health, but suffered patiently. She was especially interested
in the welfare of her children. Funeral services were held at
the church, in charge of R. M. Weaver, assisted by Wilbert R.